quarta-feira, 20 de fevereiro de 2013

Glenn Hauser logs February 20 , 2013

** ANGUILLA. 11775, Feb 20 at 1431, Caribbean Beacon remains absent like yesterday, tho it was still on 6090 in the night (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** ANTARCTICA. 15476, Feb 20 at 1352 and 1436 chex, still no trace of LRA36, but reminder to seek them Feb 21 and especially Feb 22 for ``Argentine Antarctica Day`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CHINA. Firedrake Feb 20:
6240, fair with SAH at 1337
11500, JBA at 1434
No full bandscan for it this morning, but unlikely to be penetrating on higher frequencies (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 5025, Feb 20 at 1335, R. Rebelde, fair signal, but undermodulated, and also with weak RTTY on the low side. At least the heavy RTTY QRM it had for a while in the evenings has not resumed.
11760, Feb 20 at 1543, first seems RHC is off this frequency early, while 11750, 11860 continue; then I decide RHC carrier is still on atop BBC CYPRUS (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** GERMANY [non]. 12070 // weaker 12055, Feb 20 at 1507, Swahili news about Romania, so who but RRI could it be? DW, as soon IDed at 1308; must have been about the horse-meat scandal. HFCC shows both via RWANDA, 12055 at zero degrees probably meaning non-direxional, while 12070 is 180 degrees, wrong direxion for Swahililand, but presumably expecting plenty signal to go off elsewhere, even unto Oklahoma (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** GUATEMALA. 4055, Feb 20 at 0623, R. Verdad/Truth is just signing off in Spanish/English, 0623.6 starting NA way late, so to remain for another 4-5 minutes (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** INDIA. 5990, Feb 20 at 0102, S Asian vocal music with drumming, modulation much improved over previous virtually dead air; in clear once Cuba turns off CRI relay, often late. Presumably AIR Sindhi service at 0100-0200, 250 kW, 334 degrees from Delhi/Khampur site per Aoki (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** IRAN. 11700, Feb 20 at 1432, Qur`an good but with flutter and also non // Qur`an on 11805, i.e. VIRI Hindi and Bengali services respectively, both via Kamalabad (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** KOREA NORTH. 6185, Feb 20 at 1340 horn music; could be one of those occasional late broadcasts by XEPPM, but 1344 Chinese announcement and more music; not // CNR1 jammers all over the band, so China Huayi, which Aoki continues to misplace in Chengdu instead of Fuzhou, 15 kW? NO, the music soon shows that North-Korean-style singing, as VOK is also here with 200 kW in Chinese at 1300-1357 as per Aoki (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** KURDISTAN [non]. 11510, Feb 20 at 1542 V. of Kurdistan poor signal with music; today I make a point of constant monitoring with BFO starting at 1554 past 1602, and there is *no* break in carrier or any change in reception, so seems same site rather than switching away from PRIDNESTROVYE as previously. Today the timesignal is only 24.5 seconds late after 1600, still amounting to dangerous disinformation, showing that this pretend-accuracy is anything but.
However, Ivo Ivanov in Bulgaria was checking 11510 yesterday Feb 19 and detected an overlap of two carriers at 1600, plus a drastic change in reception, so he was convinced two sites involved: ``poor to fair signal in Sofia``, then ``1600-2000 on 11510 secret/hidden tx site POWERFUL signal in Sofia 55555+`` --- which I suppose implies it was axually from Kostinbrod after 1600. But how about today? No report in from him yet (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MOROCCO [and non]. 9579.1, Feb 20 at 0612, undermodulated talk, language uncertain on Médi 1, and NO het from 9580.0 meaning GABON is off, which is more significant. Other Africans were propagating well, on 9480 São Tomé, 9885 South Africa, 9905 Egypt (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. 960, Feb 20 at 0600 UT, KGWA Enid continues modulating instead of dead air for five minutes, but instead of Fox `news` it`s local ads and then a Bill Cosby comedy routine. What`s up? So I can`t call it a Fox-hole now (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. 1650, Feb 20 at 0108 UT, KYHN ``Fort Smith AR`` is still on past its STA deadline, with program promotion only, not axual programs, including ``coming soon to Arklahoma . . . conservative talk radio . . . Big AM 1650, KYHN``.
Also Feb 20 at 1333 UT, Radio Iowa dominant, but then I can hear KYHN promotion underneath (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** PERU. 5980, Feb 20 at 0100, CNR1 jammer timesignal and off uncovering weak music; 0104 now it`s talk on very poor signal; 0105:15 to music, probably hymn; carrier cut at 0106:33.5* by R. Chaski, Urubamba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SPAIN. 21610, Feb 20 at 1549, REE in Castilian seems to have CCI --- no, it`s just voice-overing someone in English about Moldova, which converts to ``Moldovia`` in Spanish, not Moldavia. Note to shortwave broadcasters: lose the voice-under completely; it only degrades reception readability (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** TIBET [non]. 7414, Feb 20 tune in just in time at 1330 to hear blob go off, not in time to evaluate modulation or whether on 7413 alternate spot, V. of Tibet`s totally useless transmission via somewhere (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U K. 11965, Feb 20 at 1544, carrier with chirps but those soon stop as B-B-C- chimes are heard, 1544:35 opening scheduled Tamil via Skelton, unless already moved to Woofferton, as Skelton is being phased out (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 5050-USB, Feb 20 at 0059, WWRB still in pure USB instead of AM and instead of occasional shift to 5051. But wait, there`s more:
9405-USB, here`s another pure SSB broadcast and not // 9330 so not a spur from WBCQ which is also much weaker but with reduced carrier. Religious sob story with music, must be `Unshackled`, a favorite filler of WWRB; I would have preferred the big band music.
JBA underneath is Brother Scare bleeding thru, // 9370 so not overload from 9980 WWCR; but it was hard to confirm synchrony with 9370 tnx to the continuous mostly organic music bed on the show. 1359 segué to another episode, but then interrupted by Dave announcing WWRB Manchester TN is testing its SSB transmitters on 9405, and 13705!
13705-USB, there WWRB is too at 1401, this `Unshackled` is #3235 about Tiffany who is on the verge of suicide; BS undercurrent is also audible here. 1430 on to yet another episode; 1504 recheck on both, replaying the same Tiffany-suicide ep as an hour before. Can`t get enough of that!
9405-USB at another check 1546, `Unshackled` still obsessed with suicide, not sure if same episode now; BS is still JBA underneath. Final check at 1808, both are off.
The SSB transmissions are strong and good and clean on both except for the crosstalk. Who needs a carrier, even reduced? Both 9405 and 13705 are surprise new frequencies, neither registered with FCC B-12 http://transition.fcc.gov/ib/sand/neg/hf_web/B12FCC01.TXT
which they have failed to update into a version 2, now with only a month to go in B-12. And neither in HFCC either as of Feb 18 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 4835 & 4835+, Feb 20 at 0058, usual two JBA carriers slightly apart, likely from Sikkim & Perú, just before WWCR blasts on 4840 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
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