Glenn Hauser logs December 19-20, 2013
** ARGENTINA. 11711-, UT Friday Dec 20 at 0213, and later chex, RAE is AWOL again from what should be its
weeknight English service. Will it be back UT Saturday before the weekend break? Also check whether
15345v is off (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CHINA. 7255, Dec 20 at 1407, Firedrake with poor signal, QRhaM. New spot for me to hear it; Aoki shows
target is VOA Tibetan via Kuwait at 14-15 (also 00-01). 14-15 is a one-hour break in CRI usage of 7255, but
also scheduled is PBS Xizang! during both hours and beyond. Thus evil IBB forces the ChiCom to jam their own
broadcasts as well. Seems FD is showing up more and more as inband jamming, but could just as easily employ
CNR1 jamming instead. Then checked 6145 and 6075 where FD remains regular, but poor today; all three still
in but worse at 1444 recheck.
9670, Dec 20 at 1455, Firedrake is fair, again vs VOA Tibetan via Germany at 14-15 only (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
** CUBA. 11840, Dec 20 at 0216, RHC Spanish modulation is suppressed and distorted as often the case on this transmitter.
5040, Dec 20 at 0637, RHC English sounds almost OK, but with BFO confirms the transmitter is wobbly.
More and more RHC anomalies, making my day:
15230, Dec 20 at 1447 is just barely modulated, much softer and weaker than // 15340.
11860, Dec 20 at 1450 is missing, unlike the other three 25mb channels
10432-AM, Dec 20 at 1452, RHC Spanish is here, good signal and modulation, but heavy QRM amid hi-speed RTTY,
1453 `Estampas de Cuba`, nothing to do with philately, but meaning aspects, or illustrations.
10432?! What in the world is RHC doing here? Heard on three receivers. Maybe it`s the 11860 transmitter,
missing today. Hard to tell whether the RTTY and RHC are coming out of the same mixed-up transmitter, but
likely. Recently heard by others on 10100, so it pays to tune thru the entire 10-11 MHz non-SWBC band, as one
also listens for ChiCom jammers (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)