martedì 15 marzo 2011

Glenn Hauser logs March 15, 2011

** ANTARCTICA. 15476, March 15 at 1354 still no signal from LRA36, and here`s why, tnx to Roberto Scaglione, of, March 14:

``They have not yet started; they are in trouble because the base is currently in oversupply for the presence of staff assigned to other bases and they're waiting for the next ship to continue their journey. This should be the next weekend. Start date is now Monday 21, most likely 1230-1500 UT.

Last year, broadcasting was on Monday, Wednesday and Friday although the last month of broadcasts passed to daily programming. During holidays the program is not aired. Next week there is a holiday on Thursday 24 and Friday 25, so if they start regular on Monday, the program will not be aired Thursday and/or Friday. Our contributor Marcello Caneva spoke today with one of the speakers; they are merely wives of military personnel to which he was entrusted with this task`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** AUSTRALIA. 15340 and 15400, the two HCJB frequencies were in quite well, presumably long-path, March 15 at 1353 in Hindi and Chinese (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 4885, March 15 at 0546 tune-in, quick ID only as ``Rádio Clube``, carnaval music, S9+15. It`s ``do Pará``, as usual the best Brazilian signal on 60m, better than the other Pará, ``Cultura do`` on 5045, still adjacented by Cuba 5040 until 0600 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake March 15:
10300, very poor at 1440; not heard earlier:
15375, fair at 1341, 1343 drops off for a second. Not found on usual spots, but try to match with 6030 where FD is mixed with other jamming and Taiwan during this hour --- does not seem //. 15375 cuts off promptly at 1400*. Target is R. Free Asia in Tibetan at 12-14 via TAJIKISTAN, also 11-12 via UAE (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GERMANY [non]. 21780, DW German via UK, March 15 at 1350, VG signal, vying with 21540 KUWAIT for SSOB honours (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. 9526-, VOI, March 15 at 1319 in English, Jakarta handing it over to Banjarmasin, but latter inaudible, modulation or feed problem, also frequent IADs, flutter, adjacent QRM and generally low levels. Not worth trying to listen to Exotic Indonesia this Tuesday (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ITALY [non]. 15710, March 15 at 1424 music with bells and drums, unseems Sudanese, 1430 ``I-double-R-S`` ID in English, reference website, into hymn in English. This is NOT the programming one would expect from Miraya FM, supposedly scheduled 14-17 daily via IRRS via SLOVAKIA. Not the first time someone has heard non-Miraya programming on this frequency, so what`s going on? Program schedule at
still shows at 14-17 UT: ``United Nations - Radio Miraya (to South Sudan/Darfour)`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** JAPAN. NHK World`s TV news in English via OKLA, March 15 at 1600-1630: I have never seen them so rattled and disorganized. The anchor stumbled around, kept repeating the same news, same wording, at least a semidozen times, about a 6.0 which hit near Tokyo in the Tokai region, Shizuoka Pref., at 1332 UT, scenes of the newsrooms vibrating, people diving under tables (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** LIBYA. 17725, VOAf from the GJ, still here and not on 21695, usual pompous announcer in English at quick check 1435 March 15 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ROMANIA. If you love classical music, don`t dare listen to it on RRI, for you will be slapped in the face by abrupt cutoffs, like March 15 at 1352 on 15460 when a Dvorak symphony was not allowed to finish before an abrupt German announcement, and on to rock music! What crass programming, continuity (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 9980, Brother Scare via WWCR as I tune by March 15 at 1312 is talking about his SW frequencies, as always in self-aggrandizement. Says 9460 for Europe will be changing to 9655, and time also changing? Rather vague. 9460 has been 14-16, 300 degrees from Wertachtal. If already going to 9655, that will collide with Romania and Alaska if in use at 1500-1600! Nothing about this yet at
where the only `Europe` frequencies still listed are 9460, 13810 and 17580.

Axually, 9655 is not expected until A-11, via AUSTRIA, 14-16, when Alaska may still be on it, but not Romania (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 21610, Tuesday March 15 at 1350, REE mixing Castilian with gibberBasque, as interviewees or newsmakers may speak the major language, then to be translated (or not?). Also // 21570, and under KUWAIT 21540 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Notable by its absence is VOA Spanish in the mornings, which had been at 1230-1400 all winter, but now nothing on 9885, 13750 or 15590 when I tune around after 1300 --- because it`s shifted one UT hour earlier due to DST in Wáshington, nowhere in Latin America, i.e. 1130-1300. I assume the same frequencies are still in use, but unconfirmed. Evening transmissions also do such a nonsensical timeshift (Glenn Hauser, OK, March 15, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. 9955, March 15 at 1443, a bit startling to hear an ID from R. Verdad, Guatemala, but it`s merely being featured on the Spanish DX program `Frecuencia al Día`, Tuesdays at 1430 on WRMI among several other times. Fair signal, not much jamming, but weaker than adjacent 9950 Furusato no Kaze via PALAU.

BTW, `FAD` is carried on R. Verdad itself, UT Saturdays 0200-0230 on 4052.5-, among an ever-growing affiliate list, mostly non-SW, at

UNIDENTIFIED. 9695, noise blob 9690-9700, March 15 at 1442, hard to tell if DRM or jamming, they sound so much alike. Per Aoki, RFE Tajik via Lampertheim, Germany, is scheduled 14-17; and Eibi, HFCC also have Saudi Arabia in Pashto at 14-16, neither a likely jamming target, so could be a malfunxioning transmitter. No DRM scheduled here, the closest being 9700 Bulgaria but not at this hour (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###