domenica 3 luglio 2011

Glenn Hauser logs July 3, 2011

** AUSTRALIA. 9580, July 3 at 1025, RA with Philip Adams interviewing author of book ``The Last Empress`` about Chiang Kai-Shek and his women. So is `Late Night Live` back on RA? No! ``Live Talk`` is scheduled from 08 to 11, and they were merely playing back a segment of LNL, ending at 1038 and into sporting report (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA [non]. 17495, Sunday July 3 at 1426, gospel huxter in English, poor signal but better than Brother Scare on 17485. The 17485 sked is complex, depending on day of week and different sites for MBR carrying Bible Voice Broadcasting, per HFCC:
1345-1500 Sundays   250 kW, 83 degrees from Issoudun, FRANCE
1400-1500 Saturdays 250 kW, 95 degrees from Nauen, GERMANY

** CHINA. Firedrake July 3, by half-hour groups; up to 1330:
10300, poor at 1330
11500, fair at 1323
12980, fair-good at 1324
13920, good at 1326
13970, fair at 1326
14720, good at 1327
14950, good at 1327
15550, poor at 1328
15670, fair at 1328, mixing with CNR1 jammer
15970, fair at 1327, none higher

1330-1400, no thoro scan but found an unusual one in-band:
11785, fair at 1333, with SAH over CCI. Target is VOA Mandarin via Tinang, PHILIPPINES, normally jammed only by CNR1

After 1400:
10300, very poor with flutter at 1427
13920, fair at 1422, no 13970 now
14720, poor at 1422
14950, very poor at 1422
15790, fair at 1423, slightly better than // 15800. Nothing scheduled on 15790 so maybe another jumpy Sound of Hope nuisance transmitter
15800, poor at 1423; heard earlier at 0027 when I said `not heard in our mornings` --- well, now it is, presumably vs SOH

** GERMANY [non]. 9480, July 3 at 0540, conversation between a Brazilian and a Portuguee with their divergent accents, but whence? Scheduled as DW, 190 degrees from RWANDA, toward Angola rather than Mozambique. Had continuous undercurrent of percussive African music (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GREECE [and non]. 11645, July 3 at 0531, BBCWS English news headlines, poor; 0532 into sports programme. If I had only a few minutes to relay BBCWS I would pick something slightly more significant. Seemed same on 9410 via SOUTH AFRICA, but did not try to // them; 11645 is the `Radio Filia` domestic service from Athens relayed by VOG, but the schedule keeps changing and you never know which language and station will be relayed on any occasion. This Sunday it was BBC in English for a while. Meanwhile VOG`s other programming on 9420, Greek Orthodox singing on Sunday, was only poor; often better on 15630 at midsummer (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** JAPAN [and non]. 11730, July 3 at 0529 surprised to hear R. Japan in English, closing announcement of the 0500 broadcast which is not supposed to be on this frequency; after a pause, 0530 opening French as scheduled via FRANCE. Issoudun turned up the audio feed too early. Strangely, the French service does not open with `Sakura` but some other music. Like English, Russian on 11715 direct does open at 0530 with `Sakura`. 11730 has ACI from NZ, better on // 13840 MADAGASCAR (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** RUSSIA. 13870, July 3 at 1353, violin/piano classical music, fair; 1357 briefly bothered by three tones and Bronx-cheer ute; 1357.6 W&M Russian announcements, 1359 finally IDing as Golos Rossii; 3+1 timesignal to 1400 ending about three seconds late. Programming continues but weakening steadily to JBA by 1422. HFCC says 200 kW, 145 degrees from St. Petersburg at 12-15 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 5890, July 3 at 0515, Brother Scare is talking about how little response he gets from listeners to several stations, which means he will drop them. Mentioned as endangered KTW, WLNO, KAAY, WCKY, KXEG, KLO, KCKN. Donations always fall off in July and August. Said shortwave for July costs $80,000 and fortunately a Brother has come thru with funds to cover all of that for one more month. He previously announced that IRRS on SW & MW would cost $10,000 a month, so it would be very interesting to know how the other $70,000 breaks down among WWRB, WWCR, WBCQ, M&B. Same spiel was being played back at 1317 check on 9385, 9980 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1571 monitoring: confirmed on new station, time and frequency, UT Sunday July 3 from 0400:40 on WTWW 5755. Like the other airing, Thu 2100 on 9479, the transition from SFAW is a bit ragged: cut to canned ID by Ted Randall, back to Laporte for part of a minute, and then starting WOR playback, which anyway was intact. S9+22 but fading some by this late hour (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 7215, July 3 at 1048 sounds like a national anthem to 1049*. Nothing seems to fit in the listings; no doubt Asiatic (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 13359, July 3 at 1325, still no recurrence of the Korean(?) with VFO jamming 48 hours earlier. Both today and July 2 rechex I also sought them elsewhere in the entire 13-14 MHz range (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###