terça-feira, 8 de abril de 2014

Glenn Hauser logs April 7-8 , 2014


** BOLIVIA. 3310.0, April 8 at 0109, very poor signal but can make out some music and talk among the storm crashes, 0110 yelling. Leaving one receiver on it with BFO offset, finding carrier still running at 0130, presumed R. Mosoj Chaski (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CHINA [and non]. 17510, April 8 at 0121, Firedrake jamming, very poor mixing with something, i.e. RFA Tibetan via TINIAN this hour only but allegedly daily (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 11840, April 7 at 2019, RHC in Portuguese about esportes, news theme --- surprise new A-14 frequency instead of 13680 B-13 until today for 1930-2100 to Europe; 2035 recheck now in Arabic. Strange that self-styled propagation expert frequency manager Arnie would move down a band for summer instead of up a band (or two), to 15 or 17 MHz.
11760, meanwhile April 7 at 2019 RHC is in French, in the Americas service. By 2114, 11840 has switched to Spanish, and now // 11760, but 11840 is JBM, and also on poor 9710. 
These were logged before I found the official RHC schedule had finally emerged effective April 7. Dario Monferini posted the foreign language schedule to playdx yg, here tidied up by gh: 
ENGLISH: 
Norte, Centro y Sudamérica 6100 /49 m 0500-0700 
América Central 11760 /25 m 1900-2000 
New York 6060 /49 m 0500-0700 
San Francisco 6000 /49 m 0500-0700 
Chicago 6165 /49 m 0100-0700 
Washington 6000 /49 m 0100-0500 
Banda Tropical 5040 /60 m 2300-0000 0500-0600 
Africa 11880 /25 m 2300-0000 
FRANÇAIS: 
Europa 11840 /25 m 1930-2000 
América Central 11760 /25 m 2000-2030 
Sudamérica 15370 /19 m 2230-2300 
Africa 11880 /25 m 2200-2230 
Banda Tropical 5040 /60 m 0030-0100 
PORTUGUÉS: 
Río de Janeiro 15370 /19 m 2330-0000 
Buenos Aires 15230 /19 m 2200-2300 
Africa 11880 /25 m 2230-2300 
Europa 11840 /22 m 2000-2030 
ÁRABE
Europa 11840 /25 m 2030-2100 
ESPERANTO
San Francisco 6000 /49 m 0700-0730 
Norte, Centro y Sudamérica 11760 /25 m 1500-1530 
Sudamérica 15370 /19 m 2230-2300 
CREOLE: 
Buenos Aires 15370 /19 m 2300-2330 
Banda Tropical 5040 /60 m 0000-0030 
QUECHUA: 
Buenos Aires 15370 /19 m 0000-0030 
Most of the targets make some sense, except for Portuguese, Creole and Quechua to Buenos Aires!
What about Spanish? One more try to see if their website will display anything: Undated, but as of April 7 at least updated since the DST shift March 9, but see contradictory notes below. In the usual confusing format, forcing you to match up frequencies on the same line with time periods separated by slants; realigned by gh:
http://www.radiohc.cu/interesantes/estaticas/frecuencias
zona-geografica frecuencias (MHZ [sic]) banda(M) horarios
Buenos Aires 15230/17580 19/16 23-05 y 11-15/11-15 
Nueva York 9550/11860/6060 31/25/49 11-13/13-15/00-05 
San Francisco 13780 22 13-15 
Chicago 15340/9850 19/31 13-15/11-13 
América del Sur 17730 16 11–15 
Banda Tropical 5040 60 21–23 y 01-05 
América Central 11750/9810 25/31 13-15/21-05 
Europa 17720 16 19:30-23 
Norte Centro Suramérica 11760/6000 25/49 11-15 y 00-05/11-13 
Caribe 6100/9710/11690 49/31/25 23-04/21-23/11-15 
América del Sur 11840/11680 25 21-05/23-04 
MESA REDONDA
(Lunes a Viernes y días especiales)
América del Norte 6000/13780 49/22 23-00 
I did not notice any 17720 yet as I was tuning around this afternoon. Nor does the above show 15370 instead of 13780 at 13-15, despite my hearing it earlier April 7. Also 11760 was VG in Spanish at 2114, a time completely missing from this schedule. Furthermore the correct frequency for S America tardes is not 11680, but still 11670, as noted around 0100 April 8. More outdated info: 12010 replaced 11690 in the mornings weeks ago (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** DIEGO GARCIA. 12759-USB, April 8 at 0116, trace of broadcast talk from AFN, no more audible by 0130 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** EGYPT [and non]. 11710v/11711v, UT April 8, past the weekend, I`ve taken my keyboard out to the porch to measure the pitch of the big het and thus separation of R. Cairo and Argentina, neither of which can attain 11710.00. First measurement at 0050 gets C#5 = 554 Hz; rechex: at 0114, D5 = 587 Hz; at 0129, D#5 = 622 Hz, so the gap is gradually widening. Did not attempt to measure either directly this time.
12052-12088, at least, April 8 at 0126, extent of splatter from 12070, extremely distorted R. Cairo in Spanish, which has VG signal level but totally unusable (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** GREECE. 15630, April 7 at 2015, HR fair signal with music, sounds like cinematic; better than 15580 VOA and much better than 15540 Kuwait. 15630 still going with Greek music, poor April 8 at 0123, and now the other two Avlis transmitters are active for a change, much better on // 9420, and almost as good on // 7475 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** INDIA. 11985, April 8 at 0100, AIR Sinhala service via Delhi-Khampur with pauses in music unlike // 11740 via Goa; they are as usual out of synch by a couple of seconds but surprisingly difficult to quantify during this kind of music. Altho the Sinhala service ends at 0115 and 11740 goes off, at 0127 recheck, 11985 is still on, not just with hum and flutter, and gone by rerecheck at 0134 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** KUWAIT. 15540, April 7 at 2016, poor-fair signal but so undermodulated I can`t be positive R. Kuwait is really in English. 17550 Arabic service inaudible: varies a lot from day to day which one, both or neither will be audible.
I see that Rob Wagner in Australia, ARDXC heard R. Kuwait unexpectedly in English on 6050 as well as 15540, April 4 at 2025-2100, then Arabic until 2110*. 6050 no good for us, but could be elsewhere if it keep up; not unusual for them to mess up feeds and frequencies (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** PERU. 5980, April 8 at 0059, R. Chaski is a JBA carrier, at first suffering heavy splash from 5990 China/CUBA, but then only hash from TVI and storms nearby. Still, bitsig enough to perceive cutoff at 0107:41* which is 6 seconds later than yesterday (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** ROMANIA. 17510 // stronger 15170, good and very good, April 7 at 2034, RRI news in English about Russia poised to invade Ukraine; 2036 on to `Radio Newsreel` about inventions. RRI is closest SW station to the action still broadcasting in English to North America, and doing a fine job of it. What a pity that these nice signals from Europe have no companions on the bands (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SPAIN. 11795, UT Tue April 8 at 0125 check, Emisión Sefarad succeeds for a second week in staying away from 11780 Brasil; and again I am hearing discussion in pure Castilian, not Ladino (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** TURKEY [and non]. 9770, April 8 at 0119 and 0134, no signal from Voz de Turquía Spanish service; one Emiler must be off the air, because still audible poorly with Spanish talk on // 9870 despite CCI from AIR VBS INDIA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 15730 // 17530, April 7 at 2025, VOA French, VG with pop music and DJ chat, both cut off abruptly at 2030 for YDD sign-off until 2031* or so. Why in the world not carry the whole hour? 15730 does but on Sundays only. Currently both via Greenville so jumbling the digits can still be correct. 
This BBGWatch article (which you might also want to read) illustrates the antenna azimuths on a great circle map centered on Greenville: 
http://bbgwatch.com/bbgwatch/appeals-from-congress-to-bbg-to-give-radio-to-ukraine-and-russia-serious-consideration-likely-to-be-ignored-by-staff/
I`m told it is correct, altho there are some discrepancies, like three African antennas at 91 degrees, while all HFCC registrations but one show 94 degrees; which is correct? Here`s the map alone:
http://bbgwatch.com/bbgwatch/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Greenville_Shortwave_ERM_Azimuthal_Large.png
Note that there are even two antennas which can shoot over the pole to Asia (beyond Thule, Greenland, propagation permitting!). Antarctica too is very well covered (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 17775, April 7 at 2014 tone test, level varies some but not the pitch. KVOH must be on late after scheduled 1900* tweaking some more (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1715 monitoring: remaining SW airings are Tuesday 1100 on WRMI-10, 9955 toward south-southeast; and Wednesday 1300 on WRMI-11, 9955 toward the northwest. Disregard my earlier listing about Hamburger Lokalradio Wed at 0630 & 1430, as Tom Taylor warns the MV Baltic Radio transmitter will be silent on April 9, 12 and 13; which means also missing WOR 1716 this Saturday (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9955, April 7 at 2115, I notice that WRMI is absent, and no jamming either. Brother Scare is scheduled at this time; wonder if he has made some cutbacks this month. 
17790, April 7 at 2033, R. Africa via WRMI with undermodulated gospel music; change to 15190 now comes circa 2100. Seems they do have a lot of time to fill with music, but could be up to 24 hours, as registered 21-08 on 15190, 08-21 on 17790; axually using only 14-23 & 04-08. Do they really expect 17790 to propagate as early as 3 am EST? 
9495, UT Tuesday April 8 at 0051, WRMI with a Spanish DX program, not sure which, featuring (web) clips of pre- and post-Russian Crimean stations; wide variation in narration level. Better signal now than main frequency 9955 which is still getting jammed, altho R. Libertad now airs at 23-24 UT (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 
** U S A [and non]. 11870, April 8 at 0131, WEWN Spanish is missing, supposed to start at 0000, audiblizing something weak and fluttery, per Aoki CRI English southward from Kashgar, East Turkistan. WEWN 11870 is certainly off the air, as its 11520 English is VG with squeal (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 0440 UT April 8

Glenn Hauser - wghauser@yahoo.com
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