lunedì 28 marzo 2011

Glenn Hauser logs March 27, 2011

** CANADA. 17735, 15330 and 15235, RCI`s ONLY remaining English frequencies from Sackville (an hour of DRM aside), Sunday March 27 at 2050 in `Maple Leaf Mailbag`, its irrepressibly cheery host acknowledging listeners in India, Russia, Florida, etc. Slightly better signal on 15330 than the others, in use at 2000-2100 for Africa (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11670, checking whether RNV is still on at 22-23, and thus blocking INDIA [q.v.] after 2200, March 27 at 2253 instead it`s RHC in Portuguese! Per RHC`s latest schedule this is supposed to be only on 15230 at 22-23, but when rechecked at 2256, 11670 is off, and 15230 only bears a weak R. Australia.

However, RHC Portuguese is now on the huge 15250 signal, changing at 2300 to RHC English, much better than // 5040 which is supposed to be the only frequency for it at that hour, while the RNV relay is  habitually on both 13680 and 15250 at 23-24.

On the contrary, at 2256 March 27, huge 13680 had RNV closing in English, and restarting at 2300 partly in English on how Venezuela and intellexuals all over the world are supporting Q`Daffy, a kindred evil spirit to El Hugazo. So has RHC gots its feedlines all crossed up, or what? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EQUATORIAL GUINEA. 15190, R. Africa active this Sunday, March 27 at 1944 with YL gospel huxter, poor signal; 2053 check now with an OM, distorted and fluttery (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GERMANY [non]. 17610, March 27 at 1932 political news about Alemanha, in Portuguese, so it must be DW --- Yes, and via Sines, PORTUGAL, 250 kW, 140 degrees at 1930-1957, good signal so must be outputting a hefty fraxion of that backwards at 320 degrees (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDIA. 11670, interesting wailing caught my ear, March 27 at 2059, then two IDs for General Overseas Service of All India Radio, 2100 into news; fair and listenable on new frequency ex-6280 for A-11, 500 kW, 320 degrees from Bengaluru toward Europe and more or less USward too at 1730-2230 including the break for Hindi at 1945-2045. Totally in the clear, but to be blocked after 2200 by Venezuela via Cuba --- not exactly! See CUBA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NETHERLANDS [non]. 15495, March 27 at 1942, ID in passing as RNW, poor signal in English, but maybe one of our better chances to hear this station which abandoned its North American SWLs. A-11 scheduled at 1759-1957, 500 kW, 150 degrees from Wertachtal, GERMANY, but not enough signal backwards at 330. The only other possibility here for this afternoon transmission, possibly better, is 11610, 250 kW, 280 degrees via RWANDA overlapping this hour, at 1859-2057 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN [and non]. 17850, 17715 and 15110, March 27 at 2051 playing neat klezmer music. VG signal on all of them, but 17850 and 17715 not synchronized as 17850 is via CR and the others direct (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. Wolfgang Büschel says Turkey will be one day late switching to DST and consequently A-11!

``TRT still on winter schedule. Turkey DST one day later:

For the year 2011, Turkey will switch to European Summer Time at 3:00 am in the night from Sunday March 27 to Monday March 28, one day later than the rest of Europe, to avoid disrupting the examination for admission to higher education (YGS) held nation-wide on March 27. Only the PC nets on the Turkish airport to serve airline passengers to go abroad were switched manually.``

This explains my March 27 observations [or non] on 15450, 17755. I now figure I was hearing TRT at 1253 on 17755, with R. Farda the understation (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17750, March 27 at 1931, talk in Burmese, the same (only?) speaker as before, so it must be WYFR`s Arabic service! Yes, indeed, now scheduled 19-20 on 17750 toward Europe when it`s 1 am in Myanmar (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 17560, Sunday March 27 at 1950, VG signal with American hits of the 1960s, presented in French; 2000 Mathieu LaVoie with jazzier show, no break for news. 1930-2030 is 250 kW, 90 degrees from Bonaire but plenty RF way offbeam here. VOA French also on 17560 previous hour at 1830-1930 via São Tomé (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VENEZUELA [non]. My previous report about `Aló, Presidente` for March 27 was a last-minute addition, before I had time to research the collisions in A-11:

``13750 and 17750 had no axion earlier on Sunday March 27, see CUBA, but checking at 1853 for `Aló, Presidente`, there`s El Hugazo best on 11690 altho weak with RTTY aside, and also seems audible on the four other frequencies but all with varying degrees of co-channel: 13680, 13750 (buried), 15370, 17750 (under WYFR). Way to go, Arnie!``

By refusing to participate in HFCC, because he would have to negotiate with ---ugh!!--- Americans, Arnie Coro fails to protect frequencies he has been using for Venezuela, let alone RHC itself:

17750 has WYFR at 1700-2045.
15370 has nothing scheduled 1600-2300.
13750 has something in Russian via France at 17-18; YFR via Wertachtal at 18-19
13680 has VOA Somali via Sri Lanka at 17-18; RFI Russian via France at 18-19
11690 has CRI French via Kashgar at 16-18; Turkey in Arabic 1830-1930.
See also TURKEY.

Then RNV`s 22 and 23 broadcasts are all jumbled up: see CUBA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###