mercoledì 19 luglio 2017

Glenn Hauser logs July 18-19, 2017

** CUBA. 11760, July 18 at 1353, this RHC with `Escalas de Cuba` suffers from hum; wiggle that patchcord? Not QRM from China which is also here.

6060, July 19 at 1200, RHC with frequency announcement: 6100 until 1300 and 9535 until 1500, but fails to mention the frequencies already in use, such as the one I am listening to as well as 6000, and the fact that 6100 which I then check is mixed with CCCCI (Chinese Communist Co-channel interference); and furthermore, per Aoki, 6100 & 9535 should have already been on since 1100 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ISRAEL [non]. i24, news channel now available via Suddenlink, Enid, on cable channels 83 & 283 --- the lower one meaning it`s within extended basic tier, and 283 supposedly better in HD, but I think both of them are, like other such pairs. What was on C83 before? I don`t remember, but find an old lineup sheet which said Pivot --- never watched it tho might have been some worthwhile shows, but now it`s nowhere on S/Link, per zap2it listings for here. 

Since last report, anyway, I have viewed i24 a bit more and find they do have some commercials, but just a few seen over and over, Galbani -= mozzarella cheese, evidently; Swiss American, NOT cheese but another yellowish thing Pat Boone pushing gold; Sesame Place in Pennsylvania. Lots of repetition in programming too: saw exactly the same news on the hour at 20 and 21 UT; and 04 UT, or almost the same. The news does tend to be Israeli-centric, surprise2.

`Stateside`, however at 01 UT, with David Shuster, originates from ``studio in Times Square, New York``. Of the half-hour, 3 minutes concerned Israel (about the Temple Mount problems). 1-minute break at :11 minutes in merely for self-promotion, no commercials there. Could be optional for cable systems to insert own ads. Two-minute break at :21, introduced as ``commercial break``, but first for Altice, which is the corporate master of Suddenlink and i24; and promo for Africa-Israel Summit, October in Togo; and another minute of i24 promotion.

Kai Ludwig, Germany, replied to my original report:

``Of course they're now relaying the TV channel operated by those who took over this cable company in 2015:

PR puff (or what passes for journalism at media industry publications) about the USA launch in February:

And be prepared that within the next months Suddenlink itself will suddenly become Altice, too:

>>> Anyhow i24 is the closest we are going to get to Al Jazeera for TV news from the Mideast <<<

You mean, no Al Jazeera available? indeed shows, when entering 73701, neither this nor RT, DW, France 24, Arirang (KBS), NHK World, CCTV (China; what I saw from them so far was pretty crude, by the way) or, godforbid, Cubavision and Telesur (Venezuela). So really nothing of this all available??`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, July 18, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND. 7425, July 19 at 1035, RNZI with interesting interview about social awkwardness, guest with a North American accent; evidently part of an afternoon magazine show, on to another topic at 0146; sufficiently good reception, as before the switch to NNW antenna at 1059 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1886 monitoring:
6190, Hamburger LokalRadio, Goehren, *0600-0635, 15-07, English, comments. Very weak today, barely audible. 15321 (Manuel Méndez, Spain, dxldyg via DXLD)

11580, WRMI, July 16, 2017, 0208–0228 in English. SIO 555. Glenn Hauser’s "World of Radio" program. Radio news and commentary (Henley, WA, NASWA Flashsheet via DXLD)

9485, Hamburger LokalRadio, Göhren, 1030-1115, 16-07, English, Glenn Hauser’s program "World of Radio", at 1100 Spanish, "Radio Tropical". 25322 (Manuel Méndez, Lugo, Spain, Logs in Reinante, Tecsun PL-880, Sangean ATS-909X, cable antenna, 8 meters, dxldyg via DX LISTENING DIGEST)

WOR 1886: Confirmed Tuesday July 18 at 2130 on WRMI 9455 & 15770; initially stronger on the higher, but quickly faded, both to fair level. Also confirmed Tue July 18 at 2330 on WBCQ, 9330.1v-CUSB, fair. Also confirmed Wed July 19 at 1030 on WRMI, 5850, VG S9+10, but // 9455 is JBA, above the MUF. Next:
Wed 2100   WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW

** U S A. 17775, Tuesday July 18 at 1958, KVOH is still on with music, good but wobbly; 2000 ID in English, more music. 

I finally recheck their complex program grid which combines 24h webstream with SW at certain hours, now updated as of June 1:

Which shows 17775 is supposed to run until 2100 on Thu & Fri only, until 1900 Mon/Tue/Wed, but furthermore: ``*Las emisiones Lun-Mie en 17775 kHz pueden continuar más allá de 1900 UTC dependiendo de los requisitos operacionales``. 

Further2more, ENGLISH is now inhabiting the Friday extension, starting with `Music in the Afternoon until 1930`, then a sesquihour of preaching. The grid no longer makes any reference to long defunct 9975. (Tho e.g. AWR Wavescan weekly scripts continue to claim a broadcast on it.) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1654 UT July 19