quarta-feira, 16 de março de 2016

Glenn Hauser logs March 14-15, 2016

** ANGUILLA [and non]. 11775, March 15 at 1434, Caribbean Beacon is off the air, still gone at 1502 and 1907 chex; at the latter time instead, very poor signal in Arabic, which is Algeria via FRANCE which has been colliding here all along at 19-21.
HFCC B15 also shows on 11775: AIR GOA in Tibetan and Nepali at 1200-1430; NHK Urdu via UAE at 1515-1600. AIA could be stuck on inaudible night frequency 6090 which normally runs from 22 to 10 UT; if completely off, clearing 6090 could be good early UT March 16 for Brasil, Ethiopia, Nigeria; not to mention the imaginary Chilean in Aoki, which in WRTH is the only Chilean SW, but ``inactive`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** BANGLADESH. 15505, March 15 at 1358, JBA S3 carrier from Bangladesh Betar, again starting to propagate as equinox is nigh. I can detect the IS/theme music from approx. 1358.5, and the *still* mis-timesignal really cuts thru with its final higher-pitched and prolonged pip way fast, at 1359:14; opening Urdu (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 11840, March 15 at 1417, RHC is on but dead air; off by 1434 recheck. 11760 remains on in Spanish past 1502, presumably the only mid-day frequency.
11670, March 15 at 1907 check, RHC is indeed in English one hour earlier than during standard time; after some clunx, ``Ed Newman`` promoting a 4-question listener survey including #4, suggestions for improving programming? How about: quit reporting only negative news about the USA and positive news about Cuba. Other guy then with item that from March 16, USA and Cuba restore direct postal service after more than 5 decades. Didn`t mention whether Cubans writing to USA will be allowed to affix regular postage stamps, previously banned from entry. RHC mail to US listeners should make sure to use stamps.
Need to reconfirm whether 11880 is still in English at unexpected 21-22 like it was on March 13, instead of 23-24 as it had been previous midyears (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 13820, March 14 at 2047-2113+ UT, DentroCuban Jamming Command is still grinding away despite R. Martà finishing with this frequency at 2000 (moving to 9565, also heavily jammed as well as // 11930 --- don`t they know RM now employs only two frequencies at a time??).
In addition to the noise, with BFO on I am again hearing those curious beeps which I have noticed previously on 11930 in the nightmiddle, also still being jammed against no MartÃ. They are a quick 5-in-a-row, sometimes 10, in irregular clusters, and their pitch changes from one group to the next. They are most audible if I tune to 13819-USB or 13821-LSB, so are quite close to the center frequency; strange artifacts obviously associated with jamming transmitters. Can anyone explain why?
[and non]. Radio (& TV) Martà plan extensive coverage of `Obama en Cuba` March 20-22, pre-empting all other programming. It will be very interesting to note whether Cuban jamming continues unabated, or not. Martà correspondents are less likely to get accreditation than VOA (which no longer bothers with SW at all for Spanish). And whether any additional frequencies are employed. The normal Martà B-15 schedule:
00-04 7365
00-12 6030
04-07 7405
07-11 5980
11-13 5980
12-14 7405
13-14 11930
14-22 11930
14-20 13820
20-24 9565
22-24 7405
There might have been some 1-hour shifts in usage due to DST, but I am not yet aware of any, altho the programming within probably has. BTW, in A-16, many of the Martà frequencies are registered in HFCC to be reduced to only 62 kW. Some were already 125 kW, i.e. half the rated transmitter power of 250 kW, so 62.5 would be a further halving; who cares if it`s still jammed requiring as much power as possible? The VOA Radiogram frequencies will also be only 62 kW (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** KOREA SOUTH [non]. 9840, March 14 at 2014, BST-1 caradio memory scan stops here for something in Arabic, poor signal, but enough, bit of music sounds Christian? Maybe, as that`s becoming the prime religion in South Korea. Then ``KBS World Radio`` ID pronounced in English, back to Arabic. HFCC B15 shows it`s a 250 kW, 285 degree relay via UAE during this hour only. Memory must have factory-stored this frequency for WHRI, whence it`s available 12-22 UT, but employed much less (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** UGANDA [non]. Re my report of 5910, Radio Lead Africa, UT March 14 from 0330, quoting Ron Howard who also logged it, he follows up: ``Hi Glenn, Thanks to Edward Kusalik, who informs me he learned from Baker Mayambala of RLAM, that it was actually Dr. Aggrey Kiyi that I heard being interviewed, not Dr. Kizza Besigye as
I had incorrectly assumed. Sorry for the confusion!`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1816 monitoring: confirmed Monday March 14 at 2330 on WBCQ 9329.788-CUSB, sufficient. Next:
Tue 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1315.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2100 WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A [and non]. 11530, March 14 at 2332, WRMI is again on unscheduled weak frequency, a bonus for Brother Scare, // psychophants a-moanin` & a-groanin` on much stronger // 11825 et al. 11530 is on as lead-in to TaiwÃn Spanish relay test at 0000 on same. Checked earlier at 2115, 11530 of course bore REE in Spanish, scheduled until 2300, // 15500, 15390, 9690. 5985 not audible from WRMI at 2115 or 2332, maybe on but not propagating, or by the second hour, it`s the transmitter #2 trying 11530.
11580, March 15 at 1405, today WRMI is favoring us with its fill-music loop concert instead of BS on this frequency, African percussion, and eclectic variety to follow, still past 1503 when BS is available nearby on 11565, etc., etc., etc. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9275, Monday March 14 at 2041 check, no signal from WMLK. The second Monday they`ve been off? Tuesday March 15 at 1907, it`s on but barely modulated (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report despatched at 1949 UT March 15
Glenn Hauser
HARD-CORE-DX.com

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