mercoledì 18 febbraio 2015

Glenn Hauser logs February 18, 2015

** AUSTRALIA [and non]. 12065, Feb 18 at 1350, R. Australia on NNW beam to E Asia has heavy CCI, i.e. BBC Bengali via SINGAPORE; lessens a bit at 1400 when BBC swings 15 degrees counterclockwise for Hindi; and RA will continue to collide with BBC scheduled until 1430 and again 1500-1630. This may maintain until A-15 begins when BBC plans to evacuate 12065 while RA continues at 09-21. But if they`re smart, BBC will get outta there right away ASAP, forthwith.

RA tentative A-15 includes some options, assuming they will continue running only three transmitters at a time:
6080 at 5 degrees or 12065 at 355, 6150 or 12085 at 30, 9580 at 70
15415 at 355 degrees, 15240 at 30, 13630 or 17840 at 70 degrees

** AUSTRALIA. 12115, Feb 18 at 1401, RBA neat medley of hymn tunes on several instruments, mixed with IDs preceding the 1405 English block. Truly the best time to listen to Kununurra, before gospel-huxtering begins, 1405 about ``little people used by a big god``. Speak for yourself (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BANGLADESH. 15505, Feb 18 at 1358, Bangladesh Betar IS, very poor, but enough to copy the 5+1 mistimesignal ending at 1359:24.5, opening Urdu (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** COLOMBIA. 5910, Feb 18 at 0645, ID as ``La Voz de tu Conciencia del Sistema Alcaraván Radio``, promo some show at 4 pm; fair and this time well over the LAH from TWR Austria just starting Polish (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGET)

** KOREA NORTH [non]. 11860, Feb 18 at 1351, emphatic Korean is way atop RHC, i.e. V. of Wilderness, clandestine via RVA Palauig-Zambales, PHILIPPINES, 250 kW at 10 degrees also carrying on over eastern North America. Aoki says RHC is also aimed 10 degrees with 100 kW (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PHILIPPINES. 11870, Feb 18 at 1352, S Asian song on VG signal, which is RVA Hindi service, 250 kW, 300 degrees from Palauig-Zambales, and just 10 kHz above 11860 clandestine to KOREA NORTH, q.v., from same site. 

11850 too? No, Vatican relay in Russian there is via IBB Tinang, 1357 closing with ``LIC``, 1358 IS, also VG but with hum; violating separation of church and state. All non-Catholic gospel huxters now have an equally illegitimate claim for equal time on USG SW transmitters! God forbid (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** RWANDA. 15700, Feb 18 at 0626, very poor, AWR theme, French announcement and off 0627*. It was the OSOB except equally poor 15255, no doubt S Africa. 15700 is Kigali at 295 degrees, so if anything would be propagating nightside from Africa, this doomed site is it. Registered to run until 0630 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1760 monitoring: confirmed Wed Feb 18 at 1415 on WRMI 9955, good without jamming. Next:
Wed 2200 on WBCQ 7490v
Wed 2201 on Global 24 via WRMI 9395
We hope to have new 1761 ready to go by UT Thu 0430 on WRMI 9955

** U S A. 9955, Wed Feb 18 at 1409, WRMI with European News Network, again playing the same `evergreen` default backup show as one week ago, 2010y interview with Dame Vera Lynn, including her Cypriot connexion. Is no new news coming out of Famagusta any more, or just failing to upload new shows? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** U S A. 840, Feb 18 at 0629 UT, I`m back here to recapture the gospel-huxter in English Feb 16, believed to be KWDF in Ball LA, cheating daytimer. But no sign of it now; in the WHAS null, Spanish instead, of which there was no sign when I was getting KWDF. Do they take turns? But KVJY Pharr TX is authorized for 1 kW at night, pattern a broad cardioid, null northeast toward WHAS, peaking southwest, and not much to the north either.

As I tune in, Autozone ad, promo with a ``goooooal``, mentions canal 31.2 (DTV subchannel); something about ``Hits Tamaulipas`` which makes me wonder if I am getting XEMY in Ciudad Mante down toward Tampico, but it is supposedly a daytimer with grupera format, per IRCA. Border area of Tamps. is certainly prime coverage for KVJY too. Heavy SAH of 7 Hz vs WHAS when de-nulled. Kids voices in another ad; 0631 UT ``-AM`` ID but can`t catch the letters. 0635 UT back to programming which is a discussion of politix and fútbol in El Salvador; show referred to in passing as ``en F-B`` (?). I will certainly not jump to any conclusion that this is Holy-Bible station YSFB. I`m back on 840 at 0659 UT, when ESPN Deportes is mentioned, top-of-hour ``840 AM Pharr`` in Spanish, but no letters heard and maybe no legal letters transmitted, back to discussion about CentroAmérica (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1736 UT February 18