venerdì 18 marzo 2011

Glenn Hauser logs March 17-18, 2011

** CANADA. 2749-SSB, March 18 at 0450 marine weather mentioning gale warnings, low temps in several locations as -5 C, refers to Atlantic Daylight Time, Newfoundland, and VCN. According to
there are three Nova Scotia and one Quebec station here on alternating schedule, the latter being VCN, Grindstone, Magdalen Islands. Trouble is, none of them have a time shown anywhere near 0450. See DXLD 10-48 for another 2749 log (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake March 18:
 8400, good but fluttery at 1234, better than // 10300
 9350, good with flutter at 1344, not // 10300. Both gone at 1408. 9350 is presumably today`s landing spot for hoparound SOH.
10300, VG but flutter at 1342 and now 8400 is off

** CUBA. 49m full of RHC signals, March 18 at 1158, RHC IS on 6000, 6095, 6140, but open carrier on 6150; also RNV IS on 6060 as that transmission is closing. RHC is about to open, and at 1206 the four above are modulating in //. We shall see if all this moves to an 1100 UT start as of Sunday with DST of UT -4 in vigor in Cuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUAM. 15660, Friday March 18 at 1333, YL in tonal language with clear enunciation, probably not a native conversational speaker, such that I did not recognize it as Thai. But soon gave Bangkok PO Box, and spelt out Signal level surpassing neighbor Greece 15650.

Wait a minute! Aoki and HFCC show KSDA, not in Thai, but in Hmong on Thursday and Friday, and never Thai at this hour on 15660! But wait another minute! WRTH 2011 shows there is a Thai broadcast M/W/F at 1330 from KSDA but on 11935, so they got their feeds crossed? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. 3325, March 18 at 1243 M&W discussion in Indonesian, good signal peaking S9+20 from RRI Palangkaraya. Also music on 3345, S9+18, presumed RRI Ternate. At 1300, 3325 in music, and 3345 just about gone. Enid sunrise today was 1238 UT (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** JAPAN [non]. 6120, NHK World Radio Japan, 1200 broadcast via CANADA all about the triple-whammy, toward the end amid report on food and supply shortages in shelters, when cut off abruptly at 1229. Normally NHK would be wrapping up semi-hour transmission by then. I can understand their wanting to squeeze in as much reportage about the situation as possible, but they need to tell the relay sites! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** JAPAN [non]. OETA OKLA is still carrying NHK World `Newsline`, M-F at 1600-1630 UT, but March 18 they opened saying it was 11 pm in Japan, which means it`s not live but two hours old, not so good for `breaking news` of which there is plenty these days (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH. 3974 the center March 18 at 1247 of mostly motorboating noise, over some talk in unID language. Ron Howard says this is typical of KCBS Pyongyang 3975v, not RRI Pontianak 3976. See my previous March 8 log in DXLD 11-10 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** LIBYA. 17725, VOAf from the GJ, March 18 at 1421 still off in never-never-land, YL about Libyan revolution and the people, closing ``a special program, The Way to Freedom``. Like overthrowing Q`Daffy? Hardly. Still no 21695 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ROMANIA. 15460, RRI good in English March 18 at 1220 with song, and soon found weaker // on 15430. The 12-13 broadcast is now propagating well as far as CNAm, 15460 toward UK so also USward. Everything moves one UT hour earlier March 27, due to DST in most of Europe, just to put this transmission back to a more inconvenient and less propagable hour for us, 1100-1156 on new A-11 frequencies 15210 15430 17510 17670 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15580, March 18 at 1416 open carrier, typical of Greenville warmup for later usage; 1419 brief tone test and off at 1419:43* (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. As hoped, the Thursday 2100 airing of WORLD OF RADIO 1556 on 9955 WRMI was not directly jammed --- just some bleed from 9965 and also suffering from WWCR 9980 overload, when checked March 17 at 2105. DentroCuban jamming of WRMI has been starting at 2200, its former sign-on time weekdays before DST shift.

Next WOR airings on WRMI: Sat 0800, 1400, 1730, Sun 0800, 1530, 1730. On WWCR: Fri 2030 on 7465, Sat 1600 on 12160, Sun 0630 on 3215. On IPAR: Sat 1900 on 6090, 1566, 1368. WWRB airing of WOR confirmed UT Friday March 18 at 0330 on 2390 only, not 5050 still running barker loop (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 13570, March 18 at 1314, VG signal but distorted modulation from WINB, which has changed its schedule again, no more 9405, but 13570 instead, as posted at

Frequency Schedule (EDT)
13570 kHz, 0000 - 0629
 9265 kHz, 0630 - 0759
13570 kHz, 0800 - 1659
 9265 kHz, 1700 - 2229
13570 kHz, 2230 - 2359

Or in UT by frequency: 9265 at 1030-1159, 2100-0229; all other times on 13570: 0230-1029, 1200-2059. A new program schedule effective March 13 is also on that page, nothing but gospel huxters 24/7. For once, they have the EDT/UT time conversions right. Also look for harmonics 18530, 27140 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. 15550-USB, March 18 at 1417, WJHR screaming preacher with IRIB Arabic as BFO. Not quite enough carrier insertion from faraway Sirjan 500 kW to keep WJHR from still sounding scratchy (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VATICAN [and non]. 9865 via Sackville, CANADA, R. Vaticana is still/again in English after 1200 UT when checked March 18 at 1209, VG with news about Gbagbo, Aristide; objecting to hate crimes against Christians in Europe being no big deal compared to such against Moslems and Jews.

21680, weak signal March 18 at 1309, can`t make out language yet, Spanish? Not // 21610 and 21540 Spain, which might make a mixing product 70 kHz higher, but the fundamentals are really too weak for that. By 1318 has strengthened enough to tell it`s in Italian --- and if it`s Italian, it can`t be Rai which abandoned SW a few years ago, and most likely Vatican in the world`s #21 language by number of speakers, per Wikipedia.

Yes, R. Vaticana ID in passing at 1320, and sounder (not IS) at 1329-1330*. SMG site uses 21680 off and on between 0955 and 1330 per HFCC, this broadcast being 1255-1330 at 170 degrees (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###