sexta-feira, 4 de maio de 2012

Glenn Hauser logs May 4, 2012

** AUSTRALIA [and non]. 15515 // 15240 // 13630, May 4 at 0526 check, RA English with roughly equal signals USward, whilst 15415 to Asia was JBA.
11945 is second only to 9580 before 1400 May 4, but after 1400, 11945 is quite a bit weaker: wonder if there has been a beam change. It really should not be on past 1345, as per HFCC and Aoki, it collides with: BBC Burmese via Singapore at 1345-1430; and RRI Arabic at 1400-1500. I was hearing something underneath RA at 1404; suspected it was CRI English, but could not // it for sure to 13740 via Cuba which would not have been synchronized. RA has been having some internal problems with frequency management, but it`s gradually being sorted out, we hope (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CHINA [and non]. Firedrake May 4, before 1300:
11500, good at 1235, over CCI: VOR Tajikistan
13850, good at 1226, none in the 12s
13920, good at 1226, none in the 14s
15445, good at 1219, het on lo side; off at 1235, but Turkey 15450 very weak
15800, very good at 1237
16100, very good at 1222
17250, poor at 1224 with flutter
After 1300:
11500, good at 1323
13850, very good at 1322
13970, very good at 1323; none in the 12s
14950, very good at 1322
15500, very good at 1316, just came on
15565, very good at 1316
15940, very good at 1318
16700, fair at 1318
17450, very good at 1319; none in the 18s
Before 1400, no time for full bandscan again, but:
15490, very good at 1359
15610, very good at 1358
15900, fair at 1358
15940, very good at 1358
16100, very good at 1359
16700, fair at 1359-1400*
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also TIBET [and non]
** CUBA. 17580, RHC was on before 1400, but absent at 1410 check. Meanwhile I monitored the `current` frequency announcement once again at 1402 on 11760 et al., still starting with the false claim that both 17730 and 17580 last until 1500 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MAURITANIA. 7245, May 4 at 0523, IGIM is on with Arabish talk, and modulation is rather distorted, unusually. By 0536 recheck is into soporific wake-up chanting. Seldom heard this early, and I am beginning to think it`s because of the Fribbath (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SAIPAN. 9720, May 4 at 1157, M&W in Asian language, both modulation and carrier breaking up, off at 1158*. I bet it`s the rickety old IBB Saipan transmitter, which frequently displays such problems. Yes: HFCC shows RNW in Indonesian at 1100-1157, 100 kW, 225 degrees from Saipan. I did not recognize it as Indonesian in this very brief period, and it could have been another SNAFU putting some other station/language on for a post-minute after RNW. Are they aware of this problem back in Hilversum?? Following on 9720 from 1200 is KSDA in Chinese, unchecked (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** TIBET [and non]. 11595, May 4 at 1357, open carrier with humwhine; 1400 modulation has been added to the humwhine, sounds like CRI or CNR. Of course: Aoki shows R. Free Asia in Tibetan, 250 kW, 78 degrees via KUWAIT is scheduled on 11595 at 1400-1500, which Must Be Jammed.
However, it`s missing from latest HFCC May 4, and if I were a clueless listlogger going by that, which I checked first, I would think 11595 was the 35 kW Thessaloniki, Greece ERA transmitter at 09-14, which no longer exists, but ERA is *still* registering for the current A-12 dates, like so many other wooden entries; why, o why? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U K. 9915, May 4 at 0531, BBCWS Arabic has VG signal but fluttery, and it seems the Doppler effect is even causing the received carrier to wobble, but there is no big buzz on the modulation unlike 48 hours earlier (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 13750, May 4 at 1204, VOA Spanish news, but modulation is somewhat distorted and crackling; little jamming audible. Americans, Latin and otherwise, might want to sign this petition:
This reply is received: ``Thanks for signing our petition, "The United States Congress: SAVE VOICE OF AMERICA SPANISH BROADCASTS TO LATIN AMERICA." Winning this campaign is now in your hands. We need to reach out to as many friends as we can to grow this campaign and win. Thanks for your support, The Committee for U.S. International Broadcasting`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** UZBEKISTAN [non]. 21590, May 4 at 1322, CNR1 with poor signal // 11990 with double-signal echojammer. Why? Because BBCWS is broadcasting in Uzbek on 21590 at 1300-1330 via Cyprus (unheard), and the ChiCom interfere with the internal affairs of Uzbekistan, since some Turkic Chinese citizens can understand it. Axually, the repressive Uzbek government may well approve of this ``foreign aid`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** VATICAN [non]. 13730, May 4 at 1205, Vatican Radio in English with seemingly secular news reports from stringers ``for Vatican Radio``, in Moscow about missile defense systems; in Veracruz about drugs; in Geneva about something else. But PBXVI always manages to make ``news`` before the cast is over at 1214. Only fair signal via CANADA, aimed south (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

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