lunedì 5 marzo 2012

Glenn Hauser logs March 3-4, 2012

** BRAZIL. As expected, RNA is on late/early for UT Sunday, both on 11780 and newly reactivated VG // 6180, at 0631 check March 4. Likely they have also been on the past two sesquihours unlike weekdays (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake March 4 before 1430:
11500, fair at 1422; none in the 12s, 14s, 16s
13850, poor at 1421
15800, very poor at 1423

Before 1500:
11500, fair at 1456
13850, JBA at 1456
15800, poor at 1456; none in the 12s, 14s, 16s

** INDONESIA [and non]. 9526, March 4 at 1458, VOI still on with enough carrier to make the almost-1-kHz het with CRI which has just come on via Kashgar, EAST TURKISTAN, but no modulation audible from either (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH. Jamming and VOK check March 4: at 1253, 4450 has propeller-noise jamming only; at 1254, 4557 weak talk, no jamming but some CODAR; 6230, 6348, 6518 and 6600 all have noise jamming only audible; at 1314, 9335 with VOK in English, no 11710, also weaker 9325 in Korean; at 1409, both 9335 and 11710 in French (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KUWAIT. 15540, March 3 at 1833, R. Kuwait very poor in English but enough to hear an ID in passing amid newscast. As spring oncomes we may expect gradual improvement in reception of this 18-21 UT broadcast at 310 degrees which RK continues to pretend is in Arabic and in DRM! Per HFCC registrations, also A-12 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 9810, March 4 at 1247 romantic music in Thai? 1250 YL announcement including the English letters ``V-O-A``, another song. No, it`s Lao as scheduled 1230-1300, via Tinang, Philippines per Aoki, but latest HFCC March 1 says site is SAIPAN. Amazingly strong signal for beam due west from there; it could have passed for Delano if it existed (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Re previous report of Vatican Spanish on WRMI 9955, UT Sat at 0600-0630: Jeff White explains this is nothing new, but the previous program schedule was incorrect, since Channel Africa via WRN has been on UT Tue-Fri only during that semihour. A new program schedule grid dated March 3 is now up
fixing that and making some other changes, which Jeff explains:

``Just updated the schedule, and added several changes, some of which are due to a new 15-minute daily religious program. Note Wavescan 0500 Sunday, Studio DX 0600 Sunday, Blues Radio International 1230 Thursday, Wavescan 0430 Tuesday, NO Studio DX 0200 Wednesday, NO Radio Sweden 0230 Thursday, Wavescan 0415 Friday, Wavescan 0400 Saturday, NO Frecuencia al Dia 2300 Saturday, NO Wavescan 0115 Monday.``
I see no changes for WORLD OF RADIO, except no longer on Friday mornings at 1530, a webcast-only time. Also during the non-9955 block I see that M-F at 1500-1530 is now Radio Sweden, 1530-1600 Radio Prague. ALL the times, of course, shift one UT hour earlier from March 11 due to the imposition of DST.

Meanwhile, 9955, Sunday March 4 at 1244 has a black-sounding gospel preacher in English, no outro, but break for a promo in Spanish for `Foro Revolucionario` Sundays at 4:30-5:30 pm, right back into another preacher in English, from Gaffney, South Carolina --- and there is NO jamming; will that be the case 24 hours later on Monday at 1230 when there is a certain DX program also in English? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1606 monitoring: confirmed on 5755 WTWW, UT Sunday March 4 at 0500, excellent signal here and I hope elsewhere. Further repeats on 9955 WRMI: Sunday 1630, 1830, Monday 0600, 1230; on 5980 Hamburger Lokalradio, Germany: Tuesday 1030. On SiriusXM 120: Sunday 1830 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9265, March 4 at 1235, non-screaming YL gospel huxter about ``raising a family``, ``walking thru life`s doors``. Has to be WINB, also with characteristic wobbling carrier. Last schedule change in Feb had WINB opening 13570 as early as 1200 on Sundays only, but they must have concluded that was too early for propagation, and gone back to 9265, which they used previously in the early morning as well as evenings. Nothing on 13570 at 1251 check. I was listening for ID on 9265 but cut off during music at 1258:55*. By 1309 next check, 13570 was up and running with more YL preaching, undermodulated, hum and same wobble.

So what does the WINB online schedule show now? It`s dated today March 4 already. But still claims to be on 13570 at 1200-1659 EST, 9265 at 1700-2300 EST! (= 1700-2159, 2200-0400 UT respectively for another week until DST).

Yet, right below that the Sunday program schedule starts at 6 am = 1100 UT, while weekdays it`s from 1700 or later, Saturdays from 1345. Altho end times (excuse the expression) aren`t specified, it looks like there is still a 2v-hour break on weekday afternoons until resuming at 2145 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. QSL: 1550, KRPI, Ferndale WA, QSL received in p-mail March 3 promptly within a week after sending SASE as requested for report by e-mail with Morse code audio clip attached for DX test, 26 Feb 0925-0929 UT, v/s David Harris, CE. It was running day power 50 kW, and card info says for that there is a 3-tower direxional array (and 10 kW night with 2 towers), but the card illustrates only a single tower by the transmitter shack, with a snow-covered peak behind it, I guess the nearest, Mt Baker. Ferndale is halfway between Bellingham and the border. Tnx, David, for the test and the QSL.
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** VENEZUELA [non]. All `Aló, Presidente` frequencies via CUBA are absent March 4 at 1633 (17750, 15370, 13750, 13680, 11690), as they were last Sunday: I later learned that El Hugazo was axually *in* Cuba for a tumor removal, so expect he will be out of axion again for some time (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6925, March 4 at 0644, weak pirate with music in SSB, very hard to tune in properly, but did make out part of brief announcement mentioning ``free radio`` and ``don`t forget, I QSL 100%``. There was an ID but I couldn`t catch it. Perhaps will match with someone else`s log (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)