lunedì 10 ottobre 2016

VOA Kriyol back on SW

** U S A. 15220, Oct 10 at 1948, S9+10, open carrier/dead air, typical warmup behavior of VOA, but nothing scheduled here. I stay with it and hear no modulation except some occasional crackles until: 1959, ``Voice of America, Washington DC``, signing-on, but modulation and/or carrier (partially?) keep cutting off and on, ruining Yankee Doodle; 2000 joining Kriyol language service, not mentioning any frequencies, but right into news/discussion about Syklon Mathieu. I quickly scan all other bands, 13, 11, 9, 7, 17, 18 and 21 MHz but the only // found is 11720 which is almost same level and synchronized. Keeps going past 2015 rather than cutting to irrelevant VOA One rock music filler as they were doing during the axual hurricane strike a week ago with 15-minute Kriyol hourtop new relays on SW, 7305 evenings and later 7405 (but missing any Kriyol?), plus 9565 in the mornings but that all stopped October 5.

I wonder if these 15220/11720 broadcasts picked up immediately and we just now found them, or just now inaugurated? VOA website is of course no help, Lavwadlamerik, --- can`t find anything about a pwogram on any SW frequency, but lots about TV and podcasts. I suppose Haitians can only know about them by word of mouth, bandscanning themselves, or maybe mentions on FM or TV relays, in which case they don`t need SW. So how long will this go on? O, 2039 recheck, both these are gone again, so must have been for about one semihour. Back later, different frequencies lower for evening? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)