mercoledì 25 gennaio 2017

Glenn Hauser logs January 24-25, 2017

** ALBANIA. (7465), inaudible, Jan 24 at 2121 so I check the R. Tirana webstream during English to Europe, 
which plays with flash, but instead it`s in Albanian! And some music, 2130 switch to IS, continuing past 2140 with some interruptions. Hansjoerg Biener had reported ``no anomalies Jan 19 & 20`` to this and the two other streams, but unknown if he checked during this particular broadcast (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENIG DIGEST)

** CANADA. 6754-USB, Jan 25 at 0455, CHR, Trenton Military, still nothing but ``no reports received``. At 0456 still announcing own time 61 minutes slow, as ``0355z``. 

15034-USB, Jan 25 at 1527, for at least the FIFTH DAY IN A ROW, CHR with ``no reports received``; good signal now while there was no signal earlier at 1506 check (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 4765, Jan 25 at 0449, R. Progreso is on with sports news review, but 5025 R. Rebelde is off. Recheck at 0653, 5025 is back on, and so is 5040 RHC in English (4765 of course quits circa 0500). 

6060, Jan 25 at 0454, RHC is already in English instead of Spanish here, English not supposed to start until 0500, but occasionally much earlier. Modulation as usual distorted; // 6000 undermodulated while // 6165 is much better. 6100 not on quite yet. 

6000, Jan 25 at 0659, RHC is restarting an English hour early with ``Ed Newman`` lamenting that today (Jan 24?) is the anniversary of the death of fellow RHC announcer ``Langston Wright`` twelve years ago of cancer at age 54. (He was the hijacker who fled after an Albuquerque cop-killing.) 0700 sudden switch to Spanish on 6000, likewise on 6060 and stronger 6165; while a quick check of 5040 and 6100 finds them continuing in English after 0700, but all will cut off shortly (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PHILIPPINES. 11570, Jan 25 at 1352, Korean talk, ``until next time, goodbye``, and into country music. I bet it`s VOA after a language lesson, so on that hunch I check 9800 and find them //. Both are 21 degrees from Tinang, i.e. aimed right on toward North America beyond (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PHILIPPINES [non]. 11630, Jan 25, I am checking earlier for yesterday`s unID after 1430. Nothing from before 1400 until *1428:28 S9 carrier; 1430 familiar IS, theme, and clear ID as Radio Veritas Asia, mentions Pakistan, times and frequencies, and pronounced in English --- so it`s RVA Urdu service on new frequency, ex-15330 where it used to be well-heard too, even tho it`s via VATICAN, relayed eastward back to Pakistan rather than direct from Palauig. Just another example of Santa Maria de Galeria`s capability to radiate very well in wrong direxions. 1458 recheck, it`s already off, probably a minute earlier as scheduled.

I check the website, go to Urdu sexion, and do they have the new frequency in their program guide? Of course not!

RVA subtitles itself as ``Voice of Asian Christianity``, which is rather cheeky, considering that it`s only the voice of a sub-sect, Roman Catholicism. BTW, what do they think of murderer Duterte?

So 11630 now is NOT KUWAIT, reactivated yet, as some might think (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** SAO TOME. 4960, Jan 25 at 0653, open carrier fading S8-S5; 0701 still dead air. Something is very wrong with this IBB transmitter, supposed to be in Hausa after 0700; nor have I been hearing French as scheduled before 0630 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 9785, Jan 25 at 1435, VP talk, presumably VOT in Kazakh as scheduled, having failed to prolong wrong frequency 12035 today past 1425v*. Had my doubts as this is not very far off-frequency as required by Emirler, only 9785.005 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1861 monitoring: confirmed Tuesday January 24 at 2130 on WRMI 15770, good, better than usual here if still aimed NE; someone NNE of Okee reported it poor. Also confirmed here Tue Jan 24 at 2300 on WRMI 9955, 100% copy but vs moderate jamming, maybe abating a bit during this hour-break between Radios Libertades. 

WOR 1861 also confirmed UT Wed Jan 25 at 0030 on WBCQ 9330v-CUSB, very poor. Also confirmed Wed Jan 25 at 1415.5 on WRMI 9955 (after gh WRMI ID, apparently the only time it ever plays, but always), no jamming, S9+10 // 6855 S8. Next:
Wed 2200   WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Thu 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW

** U S A. 9955, Jan 25 at 1445 on WRMI following WORLD OF RADIO is `Viva Miami` in Spanish, but not the episode about visiting Portugal, rather a new one on República Checa, where Jeff & Thaïs went before? Portugal in mid-December (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VIETNAM. 9839.826, Jan 25 at 1356, tonal talk at S4, no doubt always off-frequency VOV. However it`s scheduled to go from English to Japanese at 1400, both 100 kW at 57 degrees, favorable for us, as in Aoki ``9840`` not dealing with off-frequencies (nor does EiBi in this case), but better than HFCC with no Vietnam entries at all. VOV has fixed some of their off-frequencies, so maybe this one will be too (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

UNIDENTIFIED. 840, Jan 25 at 0459 UT, another try to ID the Spanish religious station here. Gives phone number at least thrice, 480-467-4626, but no ID caught as IBOC noise grows (WCCO must have been in a fade); WHAS nulled leaving usual SAH with the unID. Trouble is, AC 480 is suburban Phoenix AZ, and a reverse lookup leads to one Carleen Hansen, in Scottsdale. There are no 840s in AZ or anywhere near, so if phone correct, must be a program carried elsewhere, such as suspect KVJY Pharr TX (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1730 UT January 25