Monday, November 19, 2007

Blog Logs - China

CHINA 4980 Xinjiang PBS Urumqui Nov 10 via long path w/ man and woman anns in Uighur from 0112 UT, more dramatic sounding pgm w/ man and woman and some inst mx from 0113 - nice signal at S3+ (Bruce W. Churchill-CA-USA, DXplorer Nov 10)

4820 Xizang PBS Lhasa, 1052-1105, Nov 10, Mandarin. Various announcers and musical bits. Pips/presumed ID at 1100 followed by OM until music at 1105. Poor/fair. (Scott Barbour-NH-USA, DXplorer Nov 11)

The Anning site near Kunming, Yunnan, has recently appeared in high resolution on Google Earth, though unfortunately there's quite a bit of glare or haze in some areas. I see a large complex of buildings around 24 53 04 N 102 29 44 E

Two big directional mediumwave arrays are visible to the west and south, I think each with two \\ rows of four masts. One array must be beaming approx 160 deg towards SE Asia, the other must be beaming approx 260 deg towards S Asia. There are one or two single-mast MW antennas towards the north of the site, presumably for the CNR domestic services on 855 and
1008 kHz. (Alan Davis-Asia, ARC MV-Eko Nov 12)

and 28 SW array masts at
24 52 56.89 N 102 29 17.25 E

1521 The Hutubi 500 kW CRI transmitter in Xinjiang, NW of Urumqi, seems to have several directional arrays at its disposal. It is off for two minutes for antenna switching from 1257, 1457, 1557, 1657, 1757. The sign off is at 1957.
(Olle Alm-SWE, ARC MV-Eko Nov 12)
(Source: WWDXC Top News/BC-DX #834 via WB, Germany)