venerdì 13 agosto 2010

Glenn Hauser logs August 11-13, 2010

** ANTARCTICA. 15476, LRA36 was not audible Aug 12, but back Aug 13 with relatively good signal, pretty steady at S9+7: 1221 song, no problem from 15480 het; 1226 another song with quena, YL, about sol, montaña, mar; 1230 about fruta madura, corazón, a passionate lovesong; 1234 segué to yet another. 1235-1251 talk segment, monolog by YL; I still could not figure out the point of it, but mentioned SIDA, several American countries; never caught an ID, which are really scarce and not at hourtops. 1251 back to music, continuing with rock song, heavy beat past 1300; next check 1315 was weakening; 1336 music about equal to 15480 level (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 11600, Aug 13 at 1214, Vietnamese talk with quick longpath echo. It`s CRI via Beijing site, 150 kW, 195 degrees (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA [and non]. Firedrake Aug 13:
10500, very poor at 1344
11050, very poor at 1344
14700, poor at 1340
15140, fair at 1338, first one run across today; at 1350 could also tell something else was co-channel, presumably Sound of Hope.

CNR1 jamming, presumably:
15521, het with 15520 at 1320; could not really tell what was what, but at next check 1334, 15521 was still on with very weak talk in Chinese, while 15520 was off. The Aug 12 Aoki shows:

15521*VOICE OF TIBET 1330-1342 1234567 Chinese 100 131 Dushanbe-Yangiyul TJK 06848E 3829N VOTi a10=15527
15522*VOICE OF TIBET 1200-1208 1234567 Chinese 100 131 Dushanbe-Yangiyul TJK 06848E 3829N VOTi a10=15526

But no doubt the exact timespans and frequencies vary in the cat-and-mouse jamming game (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15330, lite pulse jamming against nothing, Aug 13 at 1337 and later, somewhat weaker than RHC on 15360, 15380. R. Martí presumably will not return to 15330 until A-10 season, but don`t forget, we`re standing by to jam you with more than this! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ETHIOPIA [non]. 15350, impassioned speech in presumed Amharic, Aug 11 at 1850-1900* abruptly off. Aoki lists as daily 1800-1900 Radio Bilal, via Samara, Russia, 250 kW, 188 degrees but seems too good for that. Next day, barely audible, so that`s more like it. Website, much of it in English, is

with apparently outdated info:
``Station Broadcast, wavelength, time and region covered
Language:        Amharic
Broad cast frequency: on 9610 kHz and 31 meter band.
Time    1700-1800 UTC (8-9pm. ethio.kemishtu 2-3)
Beam region: East Africa``

{I believe that refers to the peculiar Ethiopian clock which starts at sundown so 8 pm is to them 2 o`clock.}

It`s for Muslim Ethiopians. But what does the name mean? Unfound. Google does not yet translate Amharic, and romanized Arabic to English respits ``Bilal``.

Address displayed is:
Bilal Communication Inc.
4324 Georgia Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20011
Tel +1 202 239 1485

WRTH has no details but same phone, different address as
P O Box 34264,
Washington DC 20043
shouldn`t the first two of the box match the last two of the ZIP?

Listening to last part of Aug 11 audio file, did not sound like what I was hearing, however, and no ID caught. Zacharias Liangas in Greece also reported it, the day before, Aug 10, and says the last 10 minutes were Qur`an in Arabic (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** LIBYA. 17725, poor signal in Swahili Aug 13 at 1339; also on 1352 on 21695, OSOB. V. of Africa has resumed old B09/original A10 schedule including this at 12-14, and apparently same pair for English at 14-16 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Some WORLD OF RADIO 1525 broadcasts confirmed on webcasts, and presumably equivalent SW where applicable:
WRMI Thu 1500, 2100, Fri 1430, +9955
WBCQ Thu 1900, +7415
ACB Mainstream Radio, Fri 1500 [+ to be 2-hourly thru 2330]
WWCR airings to be: Fri 2030 15825, Sat 1600 12160, UT Sun 0230 4840, 0630 3215, 2330 9980 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Ponderous Bible readings by Alexander Scourby on both 9370 WTJC/FBN and 9385 WWRB/TOM, but of course not //, Aug 13 at 1347. Then Brother Scare gives us a minute of dead air. WWRB not splattering upon WTJC today (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WYFR observations: Aug 13 at 1357, 11830 // 11910 with piano variations on Clair de Lune --- nice, but somehow acquires hints of hymnody. 1358 to non-professional YL frequency change announcer, says will continue on 11855, and start on 11565, 17760, 13695. Must have been playing wrong announcement, as really stayed on 11830 and 11910 in English at 1400 with don`t cook your kids in cars PSA, 13695 had the other English program with Open Forum, nothing on 11565, 11855 or 17760; while 11865 was in Spanish before and after 1400. 11565 and 17760 are not currently on the Okeechobee schedule at all. From a previous season and/or time? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 15635, Aug 13 at 1220, open carrier with some flutter, aside Greece 15630. Nothing at all scheduled here at this time; only RFA Mandarin via Tajikistan at 03-07 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###