giovedì 17 febbraio 2011

Glenn Hauser logs February 17, 2011

** CUBA. 12134, cut numbers Feb 17 at 1412 ruining AFN on 12133.5; strong signal in CW, A1 with carrier cutting on and off, but there is also a tone when the carrier is on, like A2. 5-character letter sequences as in coded spy transmissions, preceded by header TDIIN repeated (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13780, Feb 17 at 1417, RHC on Paraguay vs imperialism, with hum and constant crosstalk from instrumental music underneath; format sounds like R. Enciclopedia. No such problem on otherwise // 13680. At 1540 I notice that 11760 has the same crosstalk; while // 11690 and 12040 must be at the other site, with degraded lo-fi audio an echo apart from the others, and no music underneath during `Formalmente Informal`. I was hoping to get an ID from the music, but both it and the RHC audio stopped simultaneously at 1559 as 13780 went into open carrier before closedown (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** DENMARK [and non]. 18128-USB, Feb 17 at 1453, OZ5ONE, Ben, is working North American DX, but bothered by constant carrier on 18127, whence? Says he is running 1.8 kW to 6-element beam from Lolland Island #029 in southern Denmark; quite a jovial fellow, signs off with ``73 and 51``. 1457 working VA7DIN/mm, Dennis [no, not spelt thus] off the Pacific coast of Nicaragua whom I could also hear, and later a W6 I could not hear at all. shows:
OZ5ONE, Bent Olsen, Gallevej 31, 4913 Horslunde, Denmark

VA7DIN, Dinis C.G. Matias, RICHMOND, BC V6X 1A7, Canada, but currently cruising, in a 5-year circumnavigation of the world! See

** INDONESIA. 9526-, VOI English-fragment broadcast at 1500, Feb 17: good signal but with hum, het, IADs, 1505 news; 1509 about protecting Indonesian workers in Saudi Arabia; 1513 Commentary about problem with importing aircraft parts for 24 F-16s, subject to embargoes. 1516 Today in History, an Islamic expert, author, politician, born Feb 17, 1908, died July 24, 1981. As I broke for breakfast, missed abrupt cutoff sometime between 1520 and 1530 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KUWAIT [and non]. 9750, R. Kuwait, Feb 17 at 1408 Qur`an making fast SAH with Japanese from NHK, Yamata. Ministry of Information, Kabd is scheduled 11-16, 300 kW, 275 degrees. Apparently Kuwait is a theocracy, with the MOI propagating the Qur`an.

21540, R. Kuwait in Arabic, Feb 17 at 1428 way over Spain with SAH, and also much stronger than Spain 21570, making RK the SSOB along with Libya 21695. 1430 program closing with SFX of birds chirping and water running, a .com website, YL ID and into OM (natch) Qur`an, beautiful singing I can enjoy without the baggage of belief. By 1435 Spain [q.v.] was gaining ascendancy (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 18057.6, Feb 17 at 1445, carrier detectable here instead of usual 18057.9, so apparently R. Victoria fundamental is more like 6019.2 today instead of 6019.3 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PHILIPPINES [non]. 15350, RVA via VATICAN, Feb 17 at 1547, VG S9+20 in Taglish, hard-sell promos mentioning ``Two thousand eleven``, ``Proclamation 241(?)``, and ``no to contraception`` (as if Philippines isn`t overpopulated already!); 1539 mentions ``Veritas``. Mostly with annoying self-imposed echo on the audio. Meanwhile still nothing on 9570 during this hour when R. Blagovest used to show (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN [and non]. 5965 via COSTA RICA, Feb 17 at 0733, news about Paraguay from R. Vida FM; 0737 on to Radio Internacional de China. I wonder what other stations participate in `Informativo en Cadena`, from REE, which per
is scheduled at this time only, 0730-0800 M-F, when I am seldom monitoring. By now, no Vatican QRM on VG signal. Propagation conditions were very depressed, mostly signals from low latitudes on low bands.

Things were much better after sunrise on 13m; 21540 coming up from under Kuwait, q.v., Feb 17 at 1435 during `Españoles en la Mar`, when I retuned to clear 21610 with report on keeping down ferry fees for the 14-km Straits of Gibraltar crossing to Ceuta & Melilla, where I gather lots of Europeans go to shop. 21610 and // 21570 still in with fair signals at 1602 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9479, WTWW with blessèd dead air instead of Pastor Pete Peters, Feb 17 at 1406, 1504 and 1538 (but some hum). But he`s baack at next check 1641 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1552 monitoring: 9955, first SW airing Thursday Feb 17 on WRMI starting at 1601 after Romanian folk music fill and ID, as DentroCuban pulse jamming has also started, not noticed during previous half-hour with Wavescan. Tnx a lot, Arnie! The motivated listener could however still follow most of what I was saying, meanwhile cursing the Cubans; also atop SAH from Taiwan.

Next chances for WOR 1552 on WRMI 9955: Thu 2200, Fri 1530, Sat 0900, 1500, 1830, Sun 0900, 1630, 1830. On WBCQ 7415: Thu, Tue and Wed at 2000. On WWRB: UT Fri 0430 on 5050 replacing 3185! On WWCR: Fri 2130 on 7465, Sat 1700 on 12160, Sun 0730 on 3215. On IRRS: Sat 1900 on 6090, 1566, 1368 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###