sexta-feira, 1 de abril de 2016

Glenn Hauser logs March 31-April 1, 2016

** CHINA [and non]. 15275, April 1 at 1338, CNR1 jammer, // 7385, i.e. on 15275 against IBB Tibetan this hour only via Tajikistan.
15590, April 1 at 1336, YL in Chinese atop algo; not // CNR1 jammer 15275, so suspect this is really IBB Chinese as scheduled this hour, 14 degrees from THAILAND, so also USward (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also TIBET [non]
** KURDISTAN [non]. 11600, April 1 at 1252, checking for Denge Kurdistanye finds a big collision between it(?) and something in Chinese. No A-16 Aoki available yet in any form, but in B-15 we find that could be CNR1 jamming against a nuisance 100-watt Sound of Hope RFA relay, and/or RTI 250 kW in Amoy from Paochung. Anyhow, no good for DK!
At 1258 both/all of them are playing music, and before 1300 hear a spread-out timesignal, and the Chinese ends, but shortly Kurdish also goes off presumably for site swap. At 1301.5 a much weaker Kurdish is back on, at least in the clear. It improves during the hour, 1332 S3-S6; 1359 up to S9+10 still mostly talk, with some hum and slight distortion. Ivo Ivanov still hasn`t published a complete site/schedule for DK, only 13-17 via BULGARIA, and 17-19 via France. So whence is it before 1300, Pridnestrovye? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. 710, April 1 at 1218, the Low-German preacher is intoning, which we know from long experience is coming via XEDP, Ciudad CuauhtÃmoc, Chihuahua, 7000/100 watts, guess which? By now, except for XEROK 800, it`s the only NW Mexican signal left on lowband. A few minutes later, 650 still bears WSM instead of XETNT. Enid sunrise today: 1217 UT. I was going to look up SR at CuauhtÃmoc, but gaisma.com doesn`t list it, nor even nearby Chihuahua capital! Despite many smaller places:
http://www.gaisma.com/en/dir/mx-country.html
It also places Mexico in Central America! a typical European mis-idea.
http://www.gaisma.com/en/dir/013-region.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NEW ZEALAND. 6170, April 1 at 1307, no signal from RNZI! It`s still on 9700 instead, fine with me, but a mistake? I already confirmed that 6170 had taken over 1259+ as of March 27. Is really on 9700.013 and gets some splash from 9710 RHC unless tuned to 9700.013-LSB.
No, it`s not a mistake, but RNZI is limping along on only one transmitter, shared with DRM, as explained now at
http://www.radionz.co.nz/international/listen
`` Due to a transmitter fault the AM transmission is now from 2150 to 1650 UTC``, viz., rather contradictorily:
2151-0458 15720-AM Daily
0459-0658 11725-AM Daily
0659-0758 9890-DRM Mon-Fri
0759-1650 9700-AM Daily [but 1059-1258 toward PNG, worse for us]
1651-1835 7330-DRM Sun-Fri
1836-1950 11690-DRM Sun-Fri
1951-2150 15720-AM Daily
Does this mean they will be off the air weekends during the DRM hours, instead of on some AM frequency? Maybe will have other transmitter back on by then?
1307, item on PNG economy finishes `RNZI Regional News`, and right into `Dateline Pacific` starting with fresh water shortage due to El NiÃo-induced lack of rainfall in FSM, especially Yap and Chuuk (ex-Truk), state of emergency declared; pink-eye widespread in Fiji (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 5085, April 1 at 0536, WTWW-2 is S9+20 open carrier/dead air during `Midnight[sic] in the Desert`. Altho this transmitter is carrying two national talk shows (Dave Ramsey afternoons the other; if & when modulated), it`s not clear if #2 is making any money, as most or all of the local advertising on them is tiresomely pushing per-inquiry SW receiver sales. That leaves roughly 18 hours a weekday of unsold airtime, some of it filled here and there by Ted`s DJ and ham shows, surely airtime expenses (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** TIBET [non]. There`s been nothing to hear on the 19 MHz SWBC band all winter here (only something unpropagable in the middle of our nights), but in A-16 we again have the spectacle of Radio Free Asia in Tibetan vis KUWAIT jumping among different frequencies each hour from 11 to 14, and a different combination each day of the week. Only 18930 was registered with HFCC, but Ivo Ivanov has the full spread:
1100-1200 on 18930 KWT 250 kW / 078 deg to CeAs Tibetan Mon
1100-1200 on 18980 KWT 250 kW / 078 deg to CeAs Tibetan Tue
1100-1200 on 18990 KWT 250 kW / 078 deg to CeAs Tibetan Wed
1100-1200 on 19000 KWT 250 kW / 078 deg to CeAs Tibetan Thu
1100-1200 on 18980 KWT 250 kW / 078 deg to CeAs Tibetan Fri
1100-1200 on 18990 KWT 250 kW / 078 deg to CeAs Tibetan Sat
1100-1200 on 19010 KWT 250 kW / 078 deg to CeAs Tibetan Sun
1200-1300 on 18980 KWT 250 kW / 078 deg to CeAs Tibetan Mon
1200-1300 on 18990 KWT 250 kW / 078 deg to CeAs Tibetan Tue
1200-1300 on 19000 KWT 250 kW / 078 deg to CeAs Tibetan Wed
1200-1300 on 18980 KWT 250 kW / 078 deg to CeAs Tibetan Thu
1200-1300 on 18990 KWT 250 kW / 078 deg to CeAs Tibetan Fri
1200-1300 on 19000 KWT 250 kW / 078 deg to CeAs Tibetan Sat
1200-1300 on 18930 KWT 250 kW / 078 deg to CeAs Tibetan Sun
1300-1400 on 18930 KWT 250 kW / 078 deg to CeAs Tibetan Mon
1300-1400 on 18980 KWT 250 kW / 078 deg to CeAs Tibetan Tue
1300-1400 on 18990 KWT 250 kW / 078 deg to CeAs Tibetan Wed
1300-1400 on 19000 KWT 250 kW / 078 deg to CeAs Tibetan Thu
1300-1400 on 18980 KWT 250 kW / 078 deg to CeAs Tibetan Fri ***
1300-1400 on 18990 KWT 250 kW / 078 deg to CeAs Tibetan Sat
1300-1400 on 19010 KWT 250 kW / 078 deg to CeAs Tibetan Sun
That`s to keep the ChiCom jammers busy, and since the schedule is known, how does that improve the situation, rather confuse the Tibetan audience having to keep up with all these jumps? RFA needs to make the jumps *random*, and maybe they do, but who has the time to track all this? Anyhow, I have been bandscanning 18000-19030 searching for signs of this, and finally get a match:
18980, Friday April 1 at 1340, JBA carrier. Can`t tell whether it`s Kuwait or jammer yet, each a tough propagation path to here (Glenn Hauser, WORLD OF RADIO 1819, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 21675, April 1 at 1403, JBA carrier from WRMI with Radio Africa Network (or who knows, still subcontracting to Brother HyStairical?). Still JBA at 1620. During much of B-15 this would attain a bigsig here during the daytime, but not lately. MUF to 22 MHz is just not working; is it to Africa? Slightly closer WHRI is not much either on 21610, registered available 13-19 UT, 85 degrees also to Africa, but better than WRMI at 1620 April 1; no 21600 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 11600, one more item I should have added to my March 31 observations: carrier was off at 2101, but cut back on at *2101:54 for about two minutes at S4 level, off again (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST
This report despatched at 1640 UT April 1
Glenn Hauser
HARD-CORE-DX.com

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