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Glenn Hauser logs October 11-12, 2017

** GUATEMALA. 4055, Oct 12 at 0554, R. Truth, S9 signal but JBM, enough to perceive that it`s an hymn in English as usual during the final hour. Listen for normal modulation level to be restored shortly by visiting engineer Ralph Borthwick, who has also assisted other missionary stations in Perú (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ** PHILIPPINES [non]. …

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Glenn Hauser logs October 11, 2017

** BRAZIL. 4865, Oct 11 at 1119, JBA carrier; nothing from Asia here, and the S American closest to the terminator is R. Verdes Florestas, Cruzeiro do Sul, Acre in the far west, where sunrise was 1030 UT per: https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/brazil/cruzeiro-do-sul (gaisma.com excludes CdS from its long roster of Brazilian cities!) (and the other ZY nominal 4865, faraway R. Alvorada de …

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Glenn Hauser logs October 9-10-11, 2017

** CANADA. 1610, Oct 10 at 0634 UT, again at this hour YL in Luso Portuguese, mentions call CHHA in English pronunciation. Clearer with USB tuning, presumably due to relative ACI levels 1620 vis-à-vis 1600 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENNG DIGEST) ** CUBA. 6145, Oct 11 at 0100, RHC English is missing now at nominal start, so I guess it`s …

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Zanzibar: ZBC Radio streaming online

State-run Zanzibar Broadcasting Corporation now streams its ZBC Radio service from their website at http://zbc.co.tz. It was observed with a news bulletin in English at 18:00-18:10 UT today (9 Oct 2017) which was heard in parallel on 11735 kHz shortwave, giving fair reception via a web SDR in Kaustinen, Finland.b (David Kernick, Interval Signals Online via dxld yg)

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Glenn Hauser logs October 8-9, 2017

** BRAZIL. 9665.95v, Oct 9 at 0026, poor signal in Portuguese, as Voz Missionária continues to wander around. By 0536 next check it`s audibly wavering BFOly but still circa 9665.95v (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ** CANADA. 750, Oct 9 at 0558 UT thru houtop, classic rock in null of WSB, so roughly N/S, 0603 UT Geo ad, 0604 …

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Glenn Hauser logs October 8, 2017

** GERMANY. 17810, Sunday Oct 8 at 1320, weak talk in unID language; HFCC shows AWR, 250 kW, 70 degrees from Nauen, at 1300-1330 weekends in Uighur, weekdays in Mandarin Chinese (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ** NEW ZEALAND. 6170, Oct 8 at *1259, RNZP still heard here, after 7425 to 1258*. This contradicts recent HFCC registrations for new …

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Glenn Hauser logs October 6-7-8, 2017

** ASCENSION. 15490, Oct 6 at 2003, African language mentions Nigeria and BBC World, S5-S9 with HUM — I`ll bet it`s that English Bay transmitter again, as heard on 6005, 5960, and others. Yes: HFCC shows Hausa, 65 degrees with 250 kW at 1930-2000 is extended until 2030 on Fridays only, since May 20 (but the daily broadcast preceding only …

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Glenn Hauser logs October 5-6, 2017

** ASCENSION. 6005, Oct 6 at 0607, BBCWS hummy transmitter is back here. Too late to check whether 5960 Dandal Kura was hummy before 0600* (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ** BOLIVIA. 5935, Oct 5 at 2333, not even a JBA carrier from presumed R. Yura, but there is one by 2356 just before WWCR blasts on. It will …

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Antenna of Twente SDR receiver damaged

The antenna was damaged yesterday during a storm. As posted on the WebSDR website: “The antenna currently is not working properly. After a preliminary repair of rain/storm damage on October 5, it seems reception has faded away again during the night. We’ll try to fix this soon, weather and spare-time manpower permitting.” (Richard Langley via dxld yg)

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3975.001 kHz, test of new 1 kW music station probably from Winsen Aller location in Germany

GERMANY [tentativelly]  3975.001  Music test program heard at 2135 UT Oct 5. S=8 or -78dBm signal noted here in central Europe like on remote SDR units in southern Germany, West Hungary, Ancona Italy, and Genua Riviera Italy. But S=6-7 or -87dBm in Belgium and Liverpool England. Continously fast pop mx played, but small modulation of 2 x 1.4 kHz wide. Announcement …

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Glenn Hauser logs October 4-5, 2017

** CUBA. 6100, Oct 5 at 0603 check, RHC English is S9+10 of open carrier/dead air here, while 6000 & 6060 are OK; and 6145 is OFF. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ** CUBA. 6133 approx., Oct 5 at 0605, pulse jamming at the rate of 4 per second against nothing, Cuban style. Same …

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Glenn Hauser logs October 4, 2017

** CHINA. 7600, Oct 4 at 1257 choral music, emphatic Chinese talk, 5+1 accurate timesignal to 1300*. Must be CNR1 jammer, as Aoki/NDXC shows nothing but jammed 0.1 kW Sound of Hope between 07 and 01 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ** CUBA. 6145, Oct 4 at 0600, this RHC English transmitter is missing again, still on 6100, 6060, …

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