giovedì 3 febbraio 2011

Glenn Hauser logs February 3, 2011

** AUSTRALIA. 6080, ABC Local Radio Queensland still being relayed here in the wake of Cyclone Yasi, Feb 3 at 1329, Kelly Higgins taking a call from Cairns. Poor reception today, weaker than Russia bleeding music from 6075, and other RA frequencies are no longer //, such as 6020 with `Jazz Notes`.

6080 at 1337, clean-up advice, ``ABC Local Radio, your emergency services network``. Yasi is now a tropical depression. 1342 mentions widespread power outages, some of which may last up to four weeks. (Meanwhile in Enid we are fortunate that there have been no power outages here, as the current temp is +1.2 degree F! The low had been forecast as -4.)

There has been a lot of contradictory info about the times for switching between day and night frequencies 9710 and 6080, but Steve Lare in Michigan monitored the change at 0930 UT the day before (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. RHC continues to curtail its overnight broadcasts, but as usual it`s unclear whether this is a deliberate move or just random variation. Feb 3 at 0751 check, none of the 6 MHz frequencies are on, but 5040 is, with a replay of `Revista Informativa de la Noche`. Perhaps 6050 was still missing after 0825 when HCJB comes up; we can only hope (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EGYPT. WRN advises that they have started availablizing R. Cairo`s English broadcasts on their website.
It`s the Europe service originally at 2115-2245 on 6270, a frequency which has really been off the air since at least January 25.

I listened to the first part of the Feb 2 file. Programme summary to begin. News starts :15 minutes into it: rather straightforward but few details about the situation in Egypt, giving more coverage to instability in other Arab countries.

The announcer has such an accent that one needs perfect webcast reception to have a chance of understanding every word. He also presents the commentary which follows, stumbling through it as he obviously is trying to read it cold. The musical pauses are quite ragged, cutting off abruptly, and frequent miscues. Also a lot of variation in the audio quality, but at least here the modulation doesn`t drop into inaudibility. It`s great to have this available, thanks to WRN (Glenn Hauser, OK, Feb 3, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GREECE. 9420, VOG Feb 3 at 1438, good with Greek talk, while 15650 barely makes it. John Babbis says 9420 had been missing earlier this week (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN [and non]. REE`s Basque service finally reconfirmed after missing at least two days last week: 15170 via Costa Rica, Thu Feb 3 at 1330 is still in Castilian with fútbol discussion, but by 1334 when I have tuned up to 17595 direct, both frequencies are now in Basque, but resorting to Castilian terms such as gastronómico, tabaco, film, estreno, Televisión Española (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9405, WINB still here, Feb 3 at 0748 check, preacher giving his Twitter info, good signal at S9+18 vs zero signal the night before (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1550 monitoring: a hectic week, and not completed until 0700 UT Thursday; mp3 version not up until 1530. But that was in time for first airing on WRMI 9955 at 1600: confirmed on webcast, but JBA on 9955 with pulse jamming. Tnx a lot, Arnie!

Next chances are:
Thu 2000 WBCQ 7415
Thu 2200 WRMI 9955
Fri 0430 WWRB 3185
Fri 1530 WRMI 9955
Fri 2130 WWCR 7465
Sat 0900 WRMI 9955
Sat 1500 WRMI 9955
Sat 1700 WWCR 12160
Sat 1830 WRMI 9955
Sat 1900 IRRS 6090
Sun 0730 WWCR 3215
Full schedule:
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###