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Glenn Hauser logs March 31-April 1, 2012

** BRAZIL. 6180 // 11780, April 1 at 0139, RNA back in whack, unlike a week ago with huge spurs around 5985 and 6085; and also OK circa 0500 in all-night UT Sunday broadcast (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ** BRAZIL. 11915+, April 1 at 0200 timesignal and Portuguese timecheck for “onze horas“, in the “capital Gaúcha“, by YL, …

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Glenn Hauser logs March 31, 2012

** CHINA. Firedrake March 31, before 1300:15445, very poor at 1238, this time weaker than 15450 Turkey14700, JBA at 124713970, very good at 124712600, good at 1248 After 1300:12230, very poor at 132512600, very good at 132413920, poor at 132413970, very good at 132414700, very poor at 132315445, fair at 1251, vs het on 15448 also against Turkey 1545015500, very …

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Glenn Hauser logs March 29-30, 2012

** ALBANIA. 7425, March 30 at 0130, R. Tirana sign-on has now been changed to give the correct times and frequencies for the only two English broadcasts left, unlike on March 27; poor reception with T-storm noise in the area (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ** CHINA. Firedrake March 30, before 1300: 13130, good at 1259 14700, fair at …

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Glenn Hauser logs March 28-29, 2012

** ANTARCTICA. 15476, March 29 at 1322, just for old times` sake I check the LRA36 frequency on another once-active Thursday and still find it missing. At least no other broadcaster has moved in on 15475, lucky icies (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ** CHINA. Firedrake March 29: 12230, good at 1334 just as the music broke a second …

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Glenn Hauser logs March 27-28, 2012

** CHINA [and non]. 15615 and // 15660, March 28 at 0505 in Chinese, probably R Free Asia as scheduled via TINIAN, rather than CNR1 jamming which surely accompanies them. 11805, March 28 at 1357, English talk mixing with Chinese, but gone at 1358. VOA Chinese is scheduled 13-15, switching from SAIPAN to Tajikistan site at 14, always with CNR1 …

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Glenn Hauser logs March 27, 2012

** ALASKA. 9655, March 27 at 1329, slowly-spoken English lesson about how Christians c-a-r-e, back into Chinese. KNLS lux into a clear frequency, one hour sandwiched between NZ and Kunming before and after, not to mention Brother Scare via Germany supposedly on 9655 from 1400. Is 300 degree azimuth, so directly off the back would be 120, rather OKward. Does …

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Glenn Hauser logs March 26-27, 2012

** ALBANIA. 7425, March 26 at 2354, R. Tirana daily Albanian hour in well with no QRM. 7425, March 27 at 0128, R. Tirana sole English to NAm confirmed at new A-12 time, also QRM-free, Klara signing on at 0130, but still with old times and frequencies expired in B-11! “UK 2100 on 7530, USA 0230 on 7420“. Except Sundays/UT …

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Glenn Hauser logs March 25-26, 2012

** ALBANIA. 7425, March 25 at 2254, R. Tirana IS is already playing, before the daily one-hour-earlier Albanian to N America at 23-24 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ** ALGERIA [non]. Looks like the reactivation of RTA relay via Issoudun, FRANCE, heard at the beginning of A-12, was only a pro-forma test to remind us it`s possible: missing from …

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Glenn Hauser logs March 24-25, 2012

** ALBANIA. 7420, March 25 at 0151 and 0245 chex, no signals from R. Tirana, nor on 7425, so the English to North America is missing both B and A-season timings and frequencies. Since it`s never-on-UT-Mondays, we shall have to wait until UT Tuesday March 27 at 0130 to confirm it is now one hour earlier and on 7425 as …

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Glenn Hauser logs March 23-24, 2012

** CHINA. Firedrake March 24, before 1330: 12230, good at 1314 13680, good at 1317; 100-watt nuisance SOH Taiwan probably targeted 13920, very good at 1315 15500, good at 1321, het from 15498, presumed V of Tibet, Tajikistan 15595, good at 1321; also open carrier or JBM on 15600, het on 15603 15940, very good at 1320 15970, fair at …

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Glenn Hauser logs March 22-23, 2012

** AUSTRALIA. 5990-5995-6000, March 23 at 1256, RA Brandon is back in DRM mode after defaulting to AM for a couple days while waiting to be repaired; after 1400 back to AM as usual, barely audible at 1411 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ** CANADA [and non]. A fine example of failure of frequency coördination: 13650, March 23 at …

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Glenn Hauser logs March 21, 2012

*** AUSTRALIA. 5995, March 21 at 1345, R. Australia, Brandon, is still in AM rather than DRM, // much stronger Shepparton YL on 6020. Nigel Holmes of RA Transmission explains: “the DRM content server at Brandon failed last night so running AM in lieu until we get spares. I’m not sure why there is no ABC [except relays] schedule in …

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