venerdì 11 febbraio 2011

Glenn Hauser logs February 11, 2011

** ANTARCTICA. 15476, Feb 11 at 1450 check, still nothing from LRA36. However, Roberto Scaglione of tells us: ``Our contributor Marcelo Caneva in Eldorado called Base Esperanza some days ago; broadcasting will be resumed on February 25``, i.e. another Friday, which seems odd instead of a Monday, assuming they will resume being M-F only at 12-15 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 9610, Feb 11 at 1440, RCI IS & ID loop in French and English, instead of scheduled absurd Chinese to USA; so lost feed from Montréal? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CYPRUS. 13855-13880, OTH radar pulses, presumed from here, Feb 11 at 1512, barely bothering broadcasters at each edge (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EGYPT. Scheduled R. Cairo English broadcasts:
1215-1330 17870
1600-1800 12170
1900-2030 11510
2115-2245  6270
2300-2430 11590
0200-0330  6270
Plus portions of them are webcast as previously reported; and the 2115 is available on demand via WRN (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUINEA. 7125, RTG, Feb 11 at 0656 French news, of Cairo, 0700 music (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MALI. 17630, Feb 11 at 1502, poor carrier with regular `pumping` sound clocked at 220 times per minute, and with BFO can also tell the frequency is shifting slightly along with it. Not much modulation, but is English, and // but not synchro with CRI via CUBA 13740. Still doing it at 1528. Therefore this is the CRI relay in Bamako, clearly with serious problems, scheduled 1400-1557 in English, 100 kW, 85 degrees. Same thing may be happening at other dayparts on other frequencies; please check (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 19, KUOT-CA, GCN analog low-power in OKC, which was absent during Feb 10 tropo enhancement, again visible Feb 11 at 0623 UT along with 21-HSN and 48-Univisión. Perhaps it was really off the air the day before, or duct not coöperating from its site, but anyhow has still not cut to DTV (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. In case you haven`t heard, the three MW DX tests from Illinois scheduled for Saturday mornings Feb 12 and 19 have been canceled. Before this word came, I had publicized them toward the end of WORLD OF RADIO 1551; never mind (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1551 monitoring: confirmed after 2000 UT Thursday Feb 10 on WBCQ 7415 webcast; confirmed at 2200 UT Thursday on WRMI webcast; confirmed after 0430 UT Friday on WWRB 3185; confirmed after 0600 UT Friday on ACB Radio Mainstream webcast, repeated 2-hourly. WWCR airings: Friday 2130 7465, Saturday 1700 12160, Sunday 0730 3215 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 15209v, Feb 11 at 1455 het against WYFR Portuguese 15210, and the carrier shifts between two slightly different frequencies changing the pitch from time to time. Strong enough to make some modulation audible, but always too much WYFR to copy anything. What is this?? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###