quarta-feira, 12 de março de 2014

Glenn Hauser logs March 11-12 , 2014

** BRAZIL. 5999.608, March 12 at 0105, het is back to RHC English 6000, carrier like we were hearing in late Feb, the Brasília transmitter // 6180 (but can`t confirm that now), which is also allegedly testing in DRM in the local mornings from 5990 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** BRAZIL. 9665+, March 12 at 0111, poor Portuguese with SAH or propagational fading, i.e. R. Voz Missionária, now much closer to nominal, but still slightly on the hi side (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 6060, March 11 at 0101, RHC English modulation is cutting out, very bad. 
5025 & 5040, March 11 at 0603, both Rebelde and RHC are off already; is this to be SOP for spring? You never know with RadioCuba. More and more anomalies!
11760, March 11 at 1402, no signal from RHC, leaving it to CNR1 jamming against Sound of Hope. 11750 and 15230 are JBM; 11860, 12010, 13780, 15340, 17580, 17730 are nominal, and again today, no 15370 unlike March 9. 
Next check at 1504, expecting to find RHC all signed-off an hour earlier due to DST, but one set of frequencies is still running: 11860, 13780, 15340, 17730 with news, all in synch, while another set is gone: 9540, 11750, 11760, 12010, 15230, 17580. I`ll bet these correlate with the two different transmitter sites, one of which is tardy in turning off, but they are all gone by another check at 1518.
11760, March 12 at 0102, RHC Spanish with big het on the lo side, and also CCI modulation, obviously from R. Cairo at 2330-0200 in Arabic, and from 0045 Spanish, 286 degrees from Abis toward Dominica, Barquisimeto, Mérida and Medellín, close enough to QubaRM above and below the beam. Keyboard says het is C#5 = 554 Hz or so, so Cairo would be on 11759.446 or so tonight.
6000, March 12 at 0105, RHC English has another het here like we were hearing in late Feb, no doubt the R. Nacional Brasília transmitter again, which is supposedly also testing DRM in the local mornings on 5990. Keyboard note here is G4 = 392 Hz, i.e. 5999.608 or so, each assuming RHC is right on channel, which strangely enough is usually the case.
15230, March 12 at 0125, fair signal but dead air; surely RHC again (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** EGYPT. 11759.446, March 12 at 0102, distorted and making big het to also strong RHC 11760, both it and R. Cairo scheduled in Spanish; see also CUBA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** GERMANY [non]. 17800, March 11 at 0559 I check 16m since there are several signals in the nightmiddle on 19m --- carrier on just before 0600 and DW opening in English, good to very good with news, via RWANDA, of course (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** INDIA [and non]. 9690, March 11 at 1350, Indian vocal music is almost equal level to Brother Scare, probably an equinoxial graylinish boost. I.e., AIR GOS at 1330-1500 vs WRMI. Guess which I`m rooting for in this unnecessary collision? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** KOREA NORTH [non]. 9775, March 12 at 1505, R. Free Chosun still attempting to broadcast via RVA Palauig, PHILIPPINES site again, usual very good strength, but audio cutting on and off, mostly off, except for humbuzz (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** PERU [and non]. 5980, March 11 at 0100, usual fast SAH between R. Chaski, and BBC via UAE, and some music modulation, surely from Chaski. SAH stops about 0105:04.5* with Chaski cutoff, i.e. 15 seconds later than a trinite ago (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SUDAN. 15530, March 11 at 0557 tone until off just before 0559*. No doubt leftover Sudanese jamming following closure a bit earlier of R. Dabanga via UAE, scheduled until 0557* (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** TAIWAN [non]. 7730, March 12 at 0125-0140, NO signal from WRMI for publicized PCJ Radio International special fifth anniversary broadcast. All the publicity said it would be at this date and time, followed by 1330-1430 UT March 12 on four other frequencies from three other sites; but Jeff White and Keith Perron soon confirm the correct UT date for the 0130-0230 UT special is really tomorrow, March 13 = Wednesday night in North America. At 1330, we might also get 15720 from Madagascar (recently heard at 1430 with NHK Hindi way off-beam), or even 15455 from Germany; also on 5995 from Germany and 9335 from Sri Lanka (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U K [non?]. 11253-USB, March 11 at 0547, VOLMET by YL robot, with deep fades so miss some locations, but including: Dakar, Ascension Island, Mombasa, Nairobi (some of which were not available); 0550 Larnaka International, Cairo International; 0552 ID as ``Military [something] Information Broadcast``. Usual strange mix of English and metric units, e.g. visibilities in km, ceilings in feet, winds in knots; and QMH. 
We had lots of logs of this last August, in connexion with the still mysterious additional RAF VOLMET which showed up for a few days on 11159 (from Canada?? No, nothing on 11159 now again!) See
where 11253 is shown as ``RAF Military 1 Information,`` MKL, but location not given, so is it UK or Ascension, we ask again? The airports we heard mentioned pertain correctly to ``slot 3`` until :48 past the hours, then ``slot 4``. Also check 5450 and something there but not get enough signal to confirm //. See discussions previously in DXLD 13-33, also 13-34, 13-32, 13-30 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1711 monitoring: confirmed Tuesday March 11 at shifted time of 1100+ UT on WRMI 9955; very good, with no jamming, so I hope others awake this early are getting it. It`ll be later on Wednesday at 1300, when on the NW antenna, I think; and Thursday at 1230 for #1712, I hope (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9475, March 11 at *1355:45, WTWW-1 cuts on with SFAW/PPP smothering R. Australia, which I heard a few seconds earlier tuning by. Don`t know whether momentary interruption, or no QSY from 5830 until this time today. Still trying to determine whether it`s around 13 or 14 UT during DST, but 9930 BS from WTWW-2 was already on. There`s always been considerable variation (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 5110v-CUSB, March 12 at 0114, WBCQ with an `Allan Weiner Worldwide` repeat --- and he conveniently mentions the date as ``Friday the 13th, the Year of Our Lord 2013``, so it`s quite an oldie. Also says it`s a ``trimulcast`` also on 9330 and 7490 - but not this time. Before DST, 5110 was not coming on until 0200 weeknights, but now must be *0100 (or *0055 with IS & ID). Yet this schedule,
which has made DST shifts, shows nothing on 5110 except on Sat/Sun and Sun/Mon at 2300-0400 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 
This report despatched at 0413 UT March 12

Glenn Hauser - wghauser@yahoo.com

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