martedì 15 giugno 2010

Glenn Hauser logs June 14-15, 2010

** ALBANIA. Another check whether R. Tirana got rid of their outdated B-09 English schedule announcement: 7425, UT June 15 at 0325 tune-in already on with music, and brief announcement not sure of language. Program feed line may have been active with additional repeats of English or Albanian. 0328 cut to usual IS, 0330 opening theme interrupted IS, sign-on, and yes, schedule dated Oct 2009-March 2010! S9+18 signal on the inside antenna during stormy weather (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake June 15, scanning 8-20 MHz from 1315 to 1335:
11100, fair at 1324, nothing heard lower
13100, good at 1327 // 11100, and all the others were // too
13970, something JBA at 1325, not sure it was FD
14700, good at 1329
16100, good at 1332
16800, fair at 1333

** COSTA RICA. 5954+, weak carrier and could not make out any modulation June 15 at 0145-0155, after Terry Krueger reported hearing Radio República ID and programming on this ELCOR test frequency. Same thing happened during previous activity 2+ years ago but it did not last. At another time RR was on 5955 for a while via Germany, and that got jammed (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6010, RHC in Spanish instead of English, June 15 at 0550 // 5040, 6120, 6150, while music in English service was on 5970, 6060. Expect even more confusion as Arnie says they are no longer producing two hours of English daily, just one, presumably meaning even more repeats unless total English transmission hours are cut too (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. Es TVDX June 14: at 2315 UT on 2, local Spanish newscast, single YL anchor at left of screen, talking matter-of-factly about someone busted for homosex conduct, mentioning Ciudad Juárez and El Paso, but this signal did not peak from the SW, rather south, so doubt it was XEPM CiJz. There was also some bug in LR, looked like horizontal lettering rather than logo.

At 2318 CCI from Mundial about Holanda game, natch with hornoise. There was a lot of other skip but no time to dig further, and stormy too (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7315, big open carrier with slight noise like maybe a fan running, June 15 at 1311, presumably WHRI transmitter normally on until 1300* only.

It`s unlike WHR to waste any transmitter time not with paid programming, which also resulted in the demise of DXing with Cumbre as an on-air SW broadcast radio program. Don`t you believe the DX Mix News, Bulgaria schedule recently which detailed all the imaginary DXing with Cumbre times from online listings. If anyone ever hears it on the radio, do let us know (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###