lunedì 30 luglio 2012

Glenn Hauser logs July 29-30, 2012

** AUSTRALIA [and non]. 15340, July 30 at 1310, HCJB with S Asian music, good signal with RHC missing; in fact HCJB, long path? is the SSOB! Except for an open carrier on 15610 to 1312*: WEWN on wrong frequency, missing from 15615? RHC 15230 is poor. So I wait for RHC to come on 15340: finally carrier on just before 1315, then modulation, atop HCJB but producing fast SAH and still audible under. Per Aoki, the 1300-1315 segment is in Nepali Mon-Thu; Dzongkha Fri; Oriya Sat; Punjabi Sun (Glenn Hauser, OK DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake July 30 at 1347-1354: full scan 11-18 MHz found none at all. Other hi latitude, E Asian signals were also missing or attenuated (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** FIJI [non]. 11565, Monday July 30 at 0857 I happen to awaken, so check out the weekly FD&FM clandestine broadcast via WHRI from 0830: poor signal with flutter in presumed Fijian talk, 0859 a bit of music to 0900* cut off with no ID or WHR IS. MUF doesn`t usually support good reception here, since first heard well almost two months ago; maybe it does to Fiji, as RA 11945 was sufficient (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUATEMALA [and non]. 4055, July 30 at 0157 quick check, TGAV is here with music; someone had just reported it on 4050, must have been a mistake. While I was at it, punched 14950: still no comeback from Colombia (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KUWAIT. 15540, July 29 at 2020, R. Kuwait in English with the Islamic-evangelism show, which keeps bumping around the schedule (sometimes 1800, or 1900, and now 2000), saying that the insane are not required to fast during Ramadan, without penalty; and that children should be indoctrinated into fasting gradually; episode title: ``Ramadan --- the holy and great month of Islam``, ending at 2021, to be continued tomorrow. YL gave name of three presenters including hers, Iris Kellerman (sp?). Then a bit of traditional music quickly morphing to disco in English. Very good signal here today, and Arabic on 17550 was merely good.

This was swiftly monitored with the portable DX-398 on the porch where it was 107 degrees F in the shade, frigid compared to Kuwait where tomorrow`s high is forecast at 126 and lows barely breaking 100 if at all, while we complain about lows barely breaking 80 if at all, requiring AC to run all-night (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. Some sporadic E analog TV DX July 29, UT:

1930 on 2, fade-in some Spanish from south, Olympic swimming coverage (or something involving aquatix). Similar but not // video on NBC. One has lanes, the other not; 1944 on to weight-lifting. Net-13?

2205 on 3, olympix in *English*, first rotated north but not from Canada, really from WSW to west, soon with typical almost-zero beat bars, i.e. XHBC Mexicali with QRM from XHTJB Tijuana. Not these olympix, but a documentary with a British English narrator, and Spanish subtitles; 2212 is about India, on to Venezuela at 2218 when almost-snow free, has Televisa national bug UR, and Mexicali tiny below it. Also CCI on 2 but not up to 4; also some skip from south but it all peters out after 2230 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA. 15120.0, July 30 at 0502, VON with news in English, only a lite whine to bother (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15615, July 30 at 1310, nothing from WEWN but an open carrier was on 15610 until 1312* --- Started to tune up wrong frequency? At 1350 recheck, 15615 is on as usual, `Catholic Connexion` show with commercial for Ave Maria Mutual Funds. If I were a pious Catholic I would be deeply offended by the BVM`s name being attached to something so worldly, PBUH. Evidently