domenica 13 luglio 2014

Glenn Hauser logs July 13, 2014

** ALBANIA [non]. 9842 approx., July 13 at 0106 while hearing Iran on 9845, I meant to mention there was also ute hash QRM from the lo side, continuous except for split-second breaks – something I`ve yet to hear after 0130 when Tirana is on, and hope I never do (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 11660, 11690, 11720, 11750, 11810, 11840, 11870, 11900, July 13 at 0532, RNA spurs are the worst yet, at 30-kHz intervals around 11780. The closest ones are strongest and the farthest ones barely detectable, all extremely distorted. 11870 is QRM to WEWN. Fundamental 11780 itself is distorted and overmodulated but readable if you put up with it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. Traces of sporadic E TV DX on channel A2, 1422 UT July 13, with antenna NE; 6m Es maps show likely path from Ontario, not Mexico. A few more snatches like at 1537; 1547 ad grafix in English (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13605, July 13 at 0529, jammers gone wild with multiple tones --- against nothing. By 1332, R. Martí is on and now the jamming is wall-of-noise, no tones (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GREECE. 15630, July 13 at 0526, music at poor level, no doubt ERT Open, despite hearing nothing but 9935 on the air earlier and that with dead air (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IRAN. Regarding the 9845 IRIB Turkish Ramadan service until 0121*, I should clarify what I meant about the timing: I was merely suggesting that an hour later than 0020-0120 UT for pre-sunrise breakfast would have been sufficient. Today`s sunrise in Ankara was 0231 UT so a broadcast at 0120-0220 would have fit = 4:20-5:20 am local DST. But certainly not on 9845 due to Tirana! Perhaps I am mistaken in assuming people wake up earlier to feast and then stay up in the daytime rather than sleeping thru most of it. So have they turned off the 0420 UT Turkish service during Ramadan, or is it still running too? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MADAGASCAR. 13840, July 13 at 0528 surprised to hear a couple words of English here, ``today`s show`` then dead air. No doubt it`s the wrapup of the 0500 NHK World English broadcast not supposed to be on this frequency; yes, audio back up at 0529 for the full off-topic English schedule announcement, and 0530 ``Sakoura``, into ``NHK World Radio Japon`` opening scheduled French. Alla Vaticana, MGLOB operators are also sloppy, not paying attention to when they should bring up the modulation from the feed. Normally this is accompanied by another French broadcast next door on 13830, VOA via Botswana, but that`s M-F only (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MALAYSIA. 11665, July 13 at 1223, rock music in Santana style, multi-station ID mentioning Wai FM and also Klassik, mobile access; fair-good signal, better than usual, Wai FM mentioned again. 1326 still there but weaker (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN [and non]. 21640, 21610, 21515, July 13 at 1327, REE weak signals, but not on 21630 today, and indeed at 1358 B-B-C- chimes are in the clear from ASCENSION, and stronger (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Re gh`s previous report: ``Hi Glenn, I said that I find Martha Gavin comes across as "a slightly imposing, almost scary, figure". I didn't say that I find her "creepy", and I certainly don't think that. The word "creepy" suggests to me repulsion in some way - and I do not think that at all. Instead, it is clear that she is a committed Christian who is intent on getting across her love of that through her music - and it is her intensity that I find just a little bit imposing. It's not my sort of music, but it's not a bad program and I do recognise that many may enjoy it, which is why I thought that I would give it a mention - hidden away as it is amongst the many programs broadcast by WWCR. Alan Roe, Teddington, UK``

! So you did; sorry. I`m wondering how ``creepy`` crept into my erroneous memory of the item, as I had not thought of her that way either. Searching the DXLD archive on ``creepy`` finds it most recently used by Dan Sheedy about the closing music from Station YHWH, and it`s also been applied to the robo-kids on KJES. BTW, as on her website, it`s Garvin, not Gavin (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 750, July 13 at 0601 UT, KAMA El Paso in Spanish again over WSB; maybe just propagational variation, but an hour earlier it was not like that. I wonder if they switch to 10 kW ND around local midnight, hoping no one will notice? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1140, July 13 at 1156 UT, sax music, outro as `All That Jazz` show, I think from KCXL, same one with 1158 UT weather, 1159 UT YL English ID as ``KCXL, Liberty, 1140 AM and 102.9 FM``. However, it was interrupted at 1157 UT by Mexican music in volatile post-sunrise skip, no doubt KLTK Centerton AR. Sunday morning ghetto allows commercial stations to do something different of possible minority interest (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1520, July 13 at 1203 UT, distinctive voice of CRI newscaster in English can be heard mixing with KOKC, making slow SAH, i.e. KYND Cypress TX again, the ChiCom access to Houstonians with ordinary radios, bleeding over past Oklahoma City (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 4750+, July 13 at 1214, JBA carrier very slightly on the hi side compared with BFO on the FRG-7 MHz dial to stations on 9750, 11750. Assuming RRI Makassar is still AWOL, that was more on the lo side, so this would be Bangladesh, or China? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1554 UT July 13