terça-feira, 5 de junho de 2012

Glenn Hauser logs June 4/5, 2012

 ** BRAZIL. 15191.5, June 4 at 0536, Brazilian music is fading in and completely out, on giveaway offset frequency of R. Inconfidência, as I was looking for R. Africa, Equatorial Guinea, which is sometimes on the 15190 air this early, but no sign of it despite good African reception elsewhere on 19m. Bothered by splash from N. Korea in Spanish on 15180. ZY about gone by 0548, but still no Africa at 0600. At 0602 I am hearing a weak fuzzy carrier cutting on and off, but decide it`s a local image from VHF 2-way FM.
11780, June 4 at 0540, RNA is on here but not 6180, nor at 0607. On 11765 wacky wailing gospel huxter Davi Miranda is also audible much more weakly at 0540, but no other 25m ZYs (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CANADA. 6110, June 4 at 0528, NHK R. Japan English relay checked just before it would have signed off, and it`s still missing. Why?? It could be on some wrong frequency by mistake, but I haven`t found any, certainly not anywhere on the 49m band. Maybe they are erroneously feeding it into a dummy load?
6045, June 4 at 0601, KBS World Radio relay in Spanish has started, bothered by same audio artifacts we usually hear on the 9650 English relay at 12-13. Juan Franco Crespo in Spain says the 6045 broadcast 24 hours earlier on June 3 was in English instead of Spanish, an anomaly I have yet to witness (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CHINA. Firedrake June 4, before 1400:
16100, very poor with flutter at 1345
15490, JBA at 1346, het on lo side
14700, poor at 1347. No others above or below, in continuing depressed propagation conditions (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** FIJI [non]. 11565, June 4 at 0829, I am alarmed to wake up and start the tape on pre-tuned frequency for much-anticipated new clandestine, Domo I Viti, which per WRN Broadcast would start today, Mondays only at 0830-0900 via Palau.
Amazingly strong signal to be Palau, immediately raising doubts about the site. Surely it`s really WHRI in South Carolina, which after all is the station registered in HFCC at this time, not WHR`s T8WH. First hearing closing of gospel huxter in English, Voice of Praise, from Clinton TN, then PSA for WorldVision.org vis AIDS in Africa. 0830 tone test, pause, and then Domo I Viti starts by 0831.
Nothing is in English except several references to Fiji Freedom & Democracy Movement, Australia. Presumably all Fijian, certainly nothing in Hindi or Tamil! Opening has talk over music until 0834 then just talk, 0836 bringing in someone on phone; 0839 host talks with music; 0842 mentions FF&DM again; 0855 ``South Seas`` sounding song. Tape ran out at 0859 but the click woke me up so heard 11565 cut off the air at 0900 sharp while the Fijian was still talking. It did start a minute late, after all.

Now, about the site: I researched all the antenna azimuths registered for WHRI, and found one of them is 245 degrees, which on another transmission is slewed +15 = 260, which happens to be the exact direxion of Suva from Cypress Creek; and 245 was already the registered azimuth from WHRI at 08-09 on 11565, so that works out just right. WHRI is more than twice as far from Suva, as Palau is, 7500 vs 3500 miles, but I expect this 250 kW transmission is just as effective as 100 kW would have been from Palau (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
Thanks to our widespread advance publicity, many other DXers were listening, and all of their reports will appear in full in the next DX Listening Digest, 12-23. Some pertinent points:
Bryan Clark (Mangawhai NZ):
Glenn, I monitored the full broadcast which was entirely in the Fijian language. Frequent mentions of deposed Prime Minister Laisenia Qarase and the current PM military leader Commodore Bainimarama, as well as the current Constitutional Commission. Excellent reception here in New Zealand from opening at 0831 until abruptly cut around 0859 when I'd hoped there might be a contact given. But have traced the organisation website at
which is promoting the shortwave broadcast of "FDFM Radio in its first ever direct broadcast from Australia".
David Kernick, UK:
This was observed with good reception (via Global Tuners remote receiver in Sydney) on 11565 kHz from 0835 tune-in until abruptly going off air at 0859 UT, before the sign-off announcement was complete. All programming was in Fijian. It was in parallel on the WHRI Angel 2 webstream, which also had the sign-off announcement interrupted at the same point. There's a clip of the sign-off announcement at
Takahito Akabayashi, Tokyo, Japan:
The new station was well heard in Japan at 0830-0900 UT on 11565 on June 4. The programs were all in Fijian. IDs as "Domo I Viti" were mentioned at the opening and the closing.
The URL of "Fiji Freedom and Democracy Movement" was found at http://sites.google.com/site/fijidemocracyfreedommovement/
Mailing Address: 9 Florence Terrace, Rosewater, ADELAIDE 5014
E-mail: fijidemocracy @ hotmail.com
Telephone: +61488046249
This seems to be the clandestine station to Fiji, where China supported military regime dominates.
Björn Fransson, DX-ing on the island of Gotland, Sweden:
Hi Glenn, Thanks to you I was able to listen to the new Domo I Viti broadcast from Palau on 11565 kHz. Reception was very noisy at first, but improved later on. I could listen all the halfhour to telephone conversations and interviews, mixed with short interval music. The identification ending the programme was in the clear. I found a contact address, which is fijidemocracy @ hotmail.com and I hope they will confirm my reception.
Steve Lare, Holland, MI USA:
Broadcast began just past 0830 on 11565 with opening announcements in presumed Fijian by man announcer mentioning "Domo I Viti" and "Fijian Democracy"
Broadcast consisted of talks interspersed by brief musical interludes, followed by a song at 0855 which may have some significance to their movement, then closing announcements by man at 0859 also mentioning "Domo I Viti", pulled plug while man was still speaking at 0900. Seemingly via Cypress Creek which opened in English at 0800.
Harald Kuhl:
Heard here in Germany from 0831 UT on 11565 kHz AM with a not too strong signal (SINPO 34433) with a program in a local language, mentioning several times Fiji Democracy Freedom Movement. Till 0830 there was a religious program in English on the channel.
[and he also found the website and hotmail address]
(via Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. Sporadic E analog TV DX June 4, UT:
1438 on 2, Spanish peaks SSE instead of usual SSW or further, so I bet it`s Mérida, Yucatán. Audio is loud compared to most other stations. Soon found a match on webcast of XHYTV-TV [sic] via UStream, http://sipse.com/envivo/canal2
during show from f-network (XHTV-4), FOROtv as bugged in lower left.
In & out, mostly out, but at 1542 they are in local show `Aquí en el 2`, clown interviewing clowns, all with globular red noses. 1551 split screen showing what`s on TELEVISA at the right.
Same-offset video CCI at times. I pine for anything from Central or South America, even Cuba, but that`s as tantalizing as it ever gets, and could be just some other XH. Like next station east, XHQRO. The map at http://www.dxinfocentre.com/TV2.pdf shows both of them are offset-zero, another failure to employ the offset technique properly, like in the other corner of the country, BCN on channel 3. Mostly all gone by 1600 UT, tho 6m maps show scads of skip over eastern and southern US (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NIGERIA. 15120, Monday June 4 at 0534, VON is heard for the first time on AM in the morning since last log May 12, and checked virtually every night. S9+8 signal with big whine, obscuring bottom-of-the-barrel talk, unreadable. Better at 0545 with different audio from the studio, still a huge embarrassment, or should be (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CANADA [and non]. 6110, June 5 at 0500, strains of ``Sakura`` raise faint hope that NHK World Radio Japan English relay is back in business --- but it`s only faint overload from the NHK Spanish service starting on 6080 via BONAIRE, removed from 6110 by attenuation.
Need to check whether any scheduled Sackville frequencies are missing from other transmissions, such as RCI:
19-20 15235 17735 French
20-21 15235 15330 17735 English
21-22 15235 15330 17735 French
** CHINA. Firedrake June 5, before 1400:
16980, good at 1339 but very rapid flutter and Doppler; none in 17s
15970, fair at 1340, same flutter, surely same site
15490, JBA at 1344, het on lo side
14700, JBA at 1345
13920, very poor at 1345, none in the 12s
11500, JBA? At 1347; not certain it was not VOR music
** FIJI [non]. 11565, 0830-0900 June 4: WRN Broadcast confirms that Domo I Viti, the new clandestine from Adelaide, was transmitted from WHRI Cypress Creek SC USA, not Palau as originally planned. Note that it`s Mondays only: next chances June 11, 18, 25, etc. A clip of my reception will be on WORLD OF RADIO 1620 and eventually at
** GREECE. 15650, June 5 at 1342, poor signal with music. Greece must be on much earlier than curtailed *1400 schedule, altho it often starts a few minutes earlier. Yes, announcement following sounds Greek. 1427 recheck has faded to a JBA carrier in disturbed propagation, K=4 by 15. Nothing but Greece scheduled around this time (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** JAPAN [non]. See CANADA
** MEXICO. 6185, June 5 at 0457, XEPPM again heard with good modulation on fair signal with summer storm static; a novelty song, weak het from 6190, presumably BBC via South Africa, replaced by huge het from CRI via Sackville cutting on a dekasecond before 0600. XEPPM stayed on a bit longer, music at 0504, but gone a few minutes later.
Julián Santiago there in the DF says R. Educación is still operating from *1400 until 0500, all-day instead of all-night when it would propagate and have little QRM after 0600, as he continues lobbying them to resume (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NIGERIA. 15120, June 5 at 0456, VON on the air for the second day in a row! Reception not as good as 23 hours earlier, some CCI underneath, and still with the self-defeating whine (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** TAIWAN [non]. 7570, June 5 at 0506 after finding WEWN absent from 7555 [see U S A], I am surprised to hear something here in Spanish. Since they are talking about Kuomintang and Taiwán and Japón, and mentioning tonal Chinese names, it`s obviously RTI via WYFR, which is supposed to be on 7570 only at 0400-0500.
Recheck at 0520, it`s gone. WYFR not only didn`t get the transmitter turned off at 0500 but somehow got the RTI Spanish program to replay for modulation. Meanwhile, 5950 was in proper RTI language tonight, English instead of Chinese (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 7555, June 5 at 0506, WEWN, R. Católica Mundial is missing again from its all-night frequency; still going on 11870 in Spanish, 11520 in English. 7555 still absent at last check 0520 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9370, June 5 at 0512, WTJC is very distorted, but no spurs heard, maybe because it`s just not strong enough to audiblize them. Same situation at 1252, presumably such all-night and beyond, unlistenable hymnody, surely even for the highly motivated fundamentalist, let alone for the rational (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A [non]. 17605, June 5 at 1337, Burmese from YFR has good signal previously correlated with confirmed substitute site KCH = Kichinov, Moldova = Grigoriopol, Pridnestrovye = Transnistria --- rather than originally scheduled TAC = Tachkent = Tashkent, Uzbekistan, which transmitter is apparently still down for maintenance. Higher latitude paths were generally attenuated or absent. WWV says the K-index grew from 2 at 12, to 4 at 15 UT (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also TAIWAN [non]
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