sábado, 15 de março de 2014

Glenn Hauser logs March 12-13 , 2014

** BANGLADESH. 15505, March 13 at 1357, Bangladesh Betar ~1 kHz tone, no IS until after 1359, VP signal but enough to copy the timesignal ending 8.5 seconds before 1400, theme and opening Urdu.
BTW, the new frequency for English at 1745-1900, 13580, reported March 9 was gone by the next day, which explains why I heard zero on it March 11, but then, BB was found by Alan Roe, UK on 13860 instead. Maybe they`ll stay on that clear frequency? NBA registers a bunch of wooden frequencies each season, and Wolfgang Büschel found both 13580 and 13860 on the A-14 roster for 1730-2000; others on the list which they might try are: 6170, 7250, 9550, 11915, 11995, 13700, 15505, 15745 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CHINA. 13530, March 13 at 1455, CNR1 jammer, poor with flutter and CODAR, vs Sound of Hope. Made quick sweep of 12-19 MHz and found no others (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. Some spot chex to reconfirm RHC is where and when we were first finding them in the DST season, March 12: after 2000 on 11760 in French; after 2230 on 11880 in Portuguese, after 2300 in English.
17580, March 13 at 1409, RHC with open carrier/dead air, atop CCI from R. Azadi, which is via Biblis, GERMANY at 1330-1430. At the moment RHC was running its news sounder on 17730, and there was absolutely no trace of it on 17580. 
11760, March 13 at 1419, RHC still absent from what was its #1 original channel for 53 years, conceding it to their ChiCom pals putting bigsig even unto here while jamming Sound of Hope. 11750 is still on with RHC, but undermodulated as usual; plus all the other 11, 13 and 15 MHz frequencies. At 1416, I can just detect 9540 with RHC, very poor and JBM too. 
By 1448 recheck, 17580 has resumed modulation, now with no CCI. I want to catch a sign-off frequency announcement circa 1500, but there is none, not even a timecheck, instead news summary past hourtop on 17730, 17580, 15240, 15230, 13780, 12010, 11860, 11750. These two, 12010 and 17580, are an echo apart from 15340. No chance to check the rest; as 11750 and 15230 have cut off by 1501. At 1503, the ones which remain play the Cuban NA, and then some dead air, but no sign-off announcement before or after (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 
** GUAM. 15770, March 13 at 1401, poor-fair signal with song, typical Christian harmony, 1403 talkover in unknown language, but reminds me of Burmese, possibly related dialect, then hymn continues. Aoki shows it`s KSDA in Asho Chin, daily at 1400-1430 on 285 degree beam. 
Only 30 kilopersons speak it; EiBi`s comprehensive language list at
shows: ``C-A Chin-Asho: Myanmar-Ayeyarwady, Rakhine (30,000) [csh]``
Checking out Steve Handler`s unID of March 9 between 1450 and 1522, with Christian programming in unknown language on 15770, as reported to ODXA and NASWA (but not DXLD): March 13 at 1449 past 1500 I hear no signal on 15770, which makes me wonder if on the first day of DST, his UT times were one hour off? Or it could be an unlisted new Sunday-only broadcast (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** INDIA [and non]. 13710, March 13 at 1411, AIR GOS with Indian classical music, fair with flutter and atop some CCI with a SAH. 
Aoki shows it`s not incidental, but deliberate ChiCom jamming of AIR in English; however also running 13710 are Iran in Dari until 1420, 84 degrees from Ahwaz; and then from 1455, Saudi Arabia in Arabic.
9690 is audible with the same AIR music underneath WRMI with Brother Scare; while at 1412, the third of three AIR GOS frequencies, 11620 is weak but in the clear, and NOT with same programming, instead talk in unID language; same at 1447. Feed mixup? No, I bet AIR is completely off, and I am hearing instead what`s listed in Aoki: *also* Iran in Dari at 1150-1450, 85 degrees from Kamalabad! What a coincidence.
Back to 13710, the only somewhat usable frequency for AIR in English: music ends at 1420, GOS of AIR ID, and introducing press review, but dead air almost a minute before it finally starts.
Thus AIR suffers all kinds of interference problems, exacerbated by refusing to participate in HFCC and at least register their frequency usage. Competitors may pretend they are unaware of AIR broadcasts. (Was that the case with Brother Scare?)
Of course, we are lucky to hear anything from AIR as they have never shown the least interest in broadcasting to the Western Hemisphere, direct or via relays (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** KOREA NORTH [non]. 6135, Thu March 13 at 1329, carrier on from JSR Tokyo, 1330 opening ``Shiokaze desu`` in Japanese, but very poor, just enough to confirm no QSY yet, as we are about to lose them for a semi-year due to too-low always 6-MHz-band frequencies into our daytime (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** KOREA NORTH [non]. 9775, March 13 at *1348 carrier on from RVA Palauig, PHILIPPINES, just humbuzz for now. I`ve tuned in early to catch the new musical prélude Radio Free Chosun is transmitting. Syrupy romantic music starts after 1351, ``I believe in you`` part of lyric by M soloist; before 1354 next one starts out as solo by W, becomes duet with M --- sounds like Sarah Brightman & Andrea Bocelli, but not their big hit ``Time to Say Goodbye``. Humbuzz remains, and very obvious in pause, before third tune at 1358, another M solo; 1400 cut to RFC theme and sign-on. At least the modulation is OK and not breaking up today, just the humbuzz underneath (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** KUWAIT. 15540, March 12 at 2024, R. Kuwait western pop music initially good signal on English service, but somewhat undermodulated and fading down, while preferred Arabic music on 17550 is not making it today (yet?). To continue music to nap by, have to shift to 15580 VOA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1712 monitoring: confirmed first airing from new shifted time of 1230 UT Thursday March 13 on WRMI-10, 9955; quite sufficient even tho on SSE antenna, over lite jamming; 1251 split-second break in transmission; 1253 overridden by open carrier from WRMI-11 on NW antenna; in less than a minute, modulation switched on #11 and rest of show is even stronger with jamming JBA under. Why not do this at 1230? Next:
Thursday 2101 on WTWW-1 9475
UT Friday 0326v on WWRB-1 3195 [we hope: was off air again last week]
Saturday 0730 & 1530 on Hamburger Lokalradio 7265-CUSB
Saturday 2330 on WTWW-2 9930 [expected, now on day frequency, tho could be half an hour earlier like last week at 0002 on 5085]
UT Sunday 0030 on WRMI-14 9495 [Jeff says no time shift on this one]
UT Sunday 0401 on WTWW-1 5830
UT Monday 0300v on Area 51 via WBCQ 5110v-CUSB
Tuesday 1100 on WRMI-10 9955
Wednesday 0730 & 1530 on Hamburger Lokalradio 7265-CUSB
Wednesday 1300 on WRMI-11 9955
UT Thursday 0330 on WRMI-10 9955
Full schedule including AM & FM stations, webcasts, satellite:
** U S A. 9955, March 12 at 2343 check, I can`t tell that WRMI is on the air, altho now M-F 23-24 is the scheduled time for `Radio Libertad` the clandestine requiring heavy jamming, which I am not hearing either. The M-F 21-23 block is supposed to be Brother Scare now on the 160 antenna, switching from the 315 at 14-21 daily (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 17775, March 13 at 1303, as expected, tho KVOH now signs on at 1300 M-F, no signal propagating yet, except possible JBA carrier. Not checked again until 1408, now with good signal, but distorted Spanish modulation and humbuzz (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 12105, March 13 at 1305, WTWW-3 is on with Russian, but it`s underneath RFA in Burmese via SAIPAN; other TN signals, WWCR are barely propagating, on 13845, 15825 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report despatched at 1653 UT March 13

Glenn Hauser - wghauser@yahoo.com

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