Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Blog Logs - China

Today's Blog Logs, focus on what's being monitored from China. Thanks to World Wide DX Club and DX Window.
Gayle VH

3280, Voice of Pujiang, Shanghai, 1332-1346, Feb 15, vocal music with female ann after each song. Good signal, rising above the band noise // to 5075 (good but Utility QRM) and 4950 (fair). (Wilkins in DXplorer)

4190, Voice of Minorities, Beijing, 2130-2145, Feb 17, Korean talk, Korean songs, 34333 heard // 5420: 15111 nearly faded out. (Petersen)

4460, Voice of China, Beijing, 1015-1020, Feb 12, Chinese comments. Signal was poor. (Bolland)

4900, Voice of the Strait, Fuzhou (pres.), 0115, Feb 06 which had not been there at earlier check aroud 2310. (Krone)

5060, Xinjiang PBS, Urumqi, 0125, Feb 06, Chinese // 3950 5960 7310 just as in DBS-8. All quite strong. (Krone)

5860, Voice of Jinling, Nanjing, 1143, Jan 22, Chinese report, local music, 24332. (Slaen)

6060, Sichuan PBS-2, Chengdu, Sichuan, 0957-1100, Feb 08 and 17, Chinese ann, pop song, 1000 5+1 pips, no Voice of the Golden Bridge ID, advs, Chinese ballad and conversation, 22422 heard under R Universo, Curitiba, PR, Brazil, // 7225, also fair. At 1100 5+1 pips and their usual canned program ID, which consists of a musical fanfare, followed by an ID in Chinese (giving frequencies for both 954 MW and 5900 SW and ending with an ID in English: “This is the Voice of Golden Bridge”. Fortunately R Nacional de Venezuela, via Cuba, did not sign-on till 1101, which then completed buried them. The Sichuan People’s Broadcasting Station broadcasts from Chengdu, the capital city of Sichuan Province, located in southwest China. Sichuan PBS has two sets of programming. The 2nd set of programming is currently heard on both 6060 and 7225. Sichuan PBS-2 includes the “Voice of Golden Bridge” program (known as their “Life, Travel and City Service” program). The canned ID is fairly old, as the reference to 5900 kHz must be pre-2001, when Alan Davies heard this same ID. For the past year I have been monitoring this and have often heard their canned ID at 1100 UTC (7:00 PM local time in Chengdu). A timetable for the various programs that comprise Sichuan PBS-2 is located at . The “Voice of Golden Bridge” is listed as being aired for 30 minutes, twice a day (seven days a week), at 2330-2400 and 0400-0430 UTC. These listed times do not correctly correspond to the times when I have heard this program. Have also occasionally heard their program ID at 1045 and 1130, but not as consistently as the 1100 ID. (Howard and Slaen)

6065, CNR-2/China Business Radio, 1300-1332, Feb 17, unusual happenings here, probably related to the Chinese New Year. Relay of CNR-1 programming, 5+1 pips, traditional Chinese music and songs, comedy program, advs, all in Chinese, // 5030, 6155, 7110, 7140, 7230, 7245, 7275, 7290, 7305, 7330 (in QRM), 7375, 9500, 9515, 9680 and 9820. The CNR-2/CBR program “English Evening” (1300-1400, seven days a week) was preempted. This must be similar to R. Tikhiy Okean relaying R. Rossii programming around the Christmas Holiday. (Howard)

7240, Xizang PBS, Lhasa, Tibet, 1515-1525, Feb 14, lively Chinese slogans and Chinese music, 43443 QRM from Tajik Radio(?) on 7245. (Jorgensen)

11710, Voice of China, Beijing and Shijiazhuang, 1225-1300, Feb 17, Chinese ann, opera and light opera, audible with echo because both transmitters did broadcast the same programme received with a slight time difference, 34444 with splashes from R Bulgaria on 11700. Voice of China was heard // 9630 (35343), 9890 (23333), 11925 (25333) and 13610 (15222). The use of more than one transmitter for domestic stations in China is very rare (4750 is one exception). (Petersen)
(Source: DX Window # 318 via Anker Petersen)

CHINA 3900 Hulun Buir PBS, Hailar, 2235-2241, 18 Feb, Chinese, talks,
tunes seemingly for advertisements; 35231.
(Carlos Goncalves-POR, wwdxc BC-DX Feb 21)

CHINA/TAIWAN The CNR-1 broadcasting on 3500 kHz USB is - possibility -
of jamming.
Received another USB Chinese station (SOH ?) on the same frequency.
1958s/on UTC - 1735 UTC. CNR-1 program.
1735 - 1950s/off UTC, UnID Chinese px (CRI-Chinese ?).
de S.Aoki-JPN, Febr 19
(Sei-ichi Hasegawa, NDXC, Nagoya, Japan. Feb 19)
(Source: WWDXC Top News (BC DX # 796)