quarta-feira, 5 de dezembro de 2012

Glenn Hauser logs December 4-5, 2012

** CUBA. 11880, Dec 4 at 2102, RHC in French on new transmission to Africa, same YL `news` cast as on 11760, but I find that 11880 is 57 seconds behind 11760! i.e. quite separate playouts. At 2130, 11880 goes into Portuguese, and 11760 to open carrier about to close. At 2159, 11880 is switching to English for another hour. Arnie Coro says these are 100 kW at 100 degrees from Bauta site. Signals here were about equal on 11760 and 11880.
6165, UT Wed Dec 5 at 0637, RHC `DXers Unlimited` is just starting at strange time; must be quite flexible within the hour, or the playback is skewed. Starts with an `Olivia` digital text test, the latest fad (not for me). On other 49m channels too, but at 0643 I find that 5040, which is supposed to be in English for the 06-07 hour only, is RHC Spanish! Starting `Formalmente Informal`, interview with a visitor from Cuzco via Spain (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** FRANCE. 7390, Dec 5 at 0633, RFI in French, with fast SAH, lite echo, sounds like two unsychronized transmitters. 0634 clears up or one of them fades, 0642 back to the SAH and echo. HFCC has two Issoudun entries during this hour, except they amount to a beam change from 185 to 204 degrees on 24 Feb 2013. However, at 05-06 for entire B-12 season there is another transmission on 7390 at 160 degrees, and I suspect this one was still on after 06. Not the first time TDF has made such a mistake, self-QRMing (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** GREECE. 7475, Wed Dec 5 at 0629 very good signal from ERT with music, presumed Albanian announcement in R. Filia service, 0630 into apparent news, same language, not German as heard on other days. Much better signal than we ever get from R. Tirana in Albanian on 7465 at 00-01.
15630, Dec 5 at 1435, VOG playing `Never on Sunday` during a medley, our much-more-music station as greatly needed on the SW bands, tnx to the Greek (or rather EU) taxpayers(?) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** INDIA. 9435v, Dec 5 at 1352, the Aligarh banshee wandering 9470 transmitter is here vs FEBC Philippines, then varies down across Greek music on 9420. I am not hearing the other AIR National Channel transmitter on 9425 at all (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** ROMANIA. 15735, Dec 5 at 1452, folk music, 1454 RRI IS, not // 15170, and off just past 1457* without announcement. It`s the Russian service at 1430-1500 [sic], 300 kW, 52 degrees from Tiganeshti. I had associated 15735 with NHK via Uzbekistan, but that was in the A-season (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SARAWAK [non]. 15650, Wed Dec 5 at 1355, zero signal, so is R. Free Kenyalang not on the air? It`s supposedly 12-14 UT, days of week uncertain, first heard Friday and Saturday, but did anyone confirm it since? I did have a JBA carrier at this time on Sunday, but have seen no reports since from anyone. One press item said it would be Thursday and Friday, so maybe it`ll be back Dec 6. If veiled SPC Bulgaria site as thought, ought to be detectable with nearby Greece sufficiently audible on 15630 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SPAIN. 17715, Dec 5 at 1457, REE IS, sufficient signal, apparently about to open Castilian. HFCC shows 16-22, 250 kW, 230 degrees from Noblejas to S America, but that was old B-11 info as REE failed to submit anything for B-12. These registrations only cover possible extent of total usage, which varies depending on day of week, but 1500 is beyond even that. Can`t complain, as REE is still missing from the ex-North American frequencies in the morning, 17595 direct and 15170 via Costa Rica (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 15825, Dec 5 at 1455, zero signal from WWCR-1, suspect off the air. While it varies widely depending on HF Es enhancement, there should at least be some weak backscatter detectable if on (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. Channel A17, Dec 4 at 1502 UT, very poor NTSC signal visible from the direxion of Emporia KS, i.e. KETM-LP, 22.3 kW, seen before. Kansas has a couple of other 17s but they are DTV. Looked for this after getting analog video (but no audio) from A28 Wichita, i.e. KWKD-LP, 8.8 kW; info per W9WI.com, the latter with Daystar: at least it was religious programming.
I was looking for this after seeing some DTV signals from Wichita while aimed at OKC. Bill Hepburn`s predictive tropo maps showed no enhancement at all in this area for 1200 UT Dec 4, but Mountainlake`s current tropo map showed a confirmatory blob ranging from N Central OK, to NW Missouri (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** ZANZIBAR. 11735, Dec 4 at 2100, ZBC with many repetitive ``Spice FM`` IDs with SFX, off around 2103* (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 9615, Dec 5 at 0626, INTRUDER, series of rapid chirps and then off; heard again at 0628; meanwhile in bandscanning, found the same thing covering 9430-9440.
9535, Dec 4 at 0628, ``bronx cheer`` utility INTRUDER, not the same as above (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. Channel A2, Dec 4 around 2230-2400 UT, occasional glimpses of NTSC video with antenna SE. 6-meter Es maps show an opening from SE USA across the Caribbean and into Mexico, but we are too far to the edge of it. At least a good sign that the winter sporadic-E season is here (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
Glenn Hauser - wghauser@yahoo.com

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