mercoledì 2 agosto 2017

Glenn Hauser logs August 2, 2017

** ALASKA [and non]. 9920, August 2 at 1301, KNLS IS, very poor with talk CCI; also // 9655 very poor but in the clear. 1303 other music, and presumed Chinese service as A-17 scheduled on both. KNLS English website still shows B-16 schedule this hour with 9655 // 9615! Russian and Chinese versions exhibit correct frequencies. 

Per Aoki, collision on 9920 is versus coreligionists! Fellow Christian broadcaster FEBC Philippines, 100 kW due west from Iba site in Koho language daily at 1300-1330. EiBi language list shows Koho/Kohor is spoken by 0.2 megapersons in Vietnam. The evangelists are relentlessly targeting SE Asian minorities for conversion from their original religions. No secular broadcasters bother to radiate their languages.

I`m curious about the KNLS IS --- must be opening from a well-known hymn, but not to me. Can`t find anything on website about its provenance, not even on the About Us page, much of which is very in need of updating, pre-Madagascar. And WRTH is no help, having eliminated info about interval signals, let alone musical notation, years ago (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 9565, August 2 at 1308, weak beeps amid heavy splash from 9570 China relay with its spurblob peaks about 5 kHz above and below. Beeps no doubt remnant of jamming which extend far beyond the Martí hours on 9565. These are continuous at about the same pace. Leave it to the Cubans to QRM their own jamming!

9955, August 2 all during WORLD OF RADIO 1889 on WRMI at 1315-1345, beeps are also heard here, single pitch but intermittent, fortunately weak enough not to bother much here. Tnx a lot, Arnie! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CYPRUS [non]. 9955, Wed August 2 until 1315 via WRMI, FG Radio is still presenting its subsexion `Travel Gazette` but filling the quarter-hour with a lot of music (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKMENISTAN [non]. 15255, August 2 at 1422, fair S9-S7 signal with M&W in Turkic language, lots of pursed-lips umlauting. Aoki shows it`s RFE/RL in Turkmen, 1400-1600, 300 kW, 74 degrees via Woofferton UK. Considering hostility toward a free press, surprised this is not being jammed (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

RFE/RL Correspondent Achilova Threatened With Death In Turkmenistan
July 31, 2017

WASHINGTON -- RFE/RL Turkmen correspondent Soltan Achilova reports (in Turkmen) she was threatened with death on July 29, while en route to take photos documenting Turkmenistan’s "Day of Bicycles." Achilova further reports that today (July 31), the man who made the July 29 threat identified himself to her as a police officer tasked to watch her wherever she goes, and again warned her against taking photos, or she will be "finished." The threats follow an assault last week when a man tried to steal her cellphone as she was about to take a picture. -...
(via Dr Hansjoerg Biener, Aug 2, DXLD)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1889 monitoring: confirmed Wednesday August 2 at 1315.5, following the gh WRMI ID at 1315.0; fair, steady reception staying above beepjamming from Cuba, q.v. Next:
Wed 2100   WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Thu 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Fri 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0630   HLR  6190-CUSB to WSW [maintenance break until Aug 19]
Sat 1431   HLR  7265-CUSB to WSW [maintenance break until Aug 19]
Sat 1930v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2230   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2300   WRMI 11580 to NE
Sun 0200   WRMI 11580 to NE
Sun 0315v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1030   HLR  9485-CUSB to WSW [maintenance break until Aug 13]
Sun 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0300v  WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW

** U S A. 9455, August 2 at 1312, this WRMI is back to `The Power Hour` // 9395 & 7780, all poor-fair and presumably // 13845 JBA WWCR. Just as I am about to mention on new WOR 1889 via 9955 that as of July 31, 9455 had gone back to Oldies during that hour. Recheck at 1425, same set of frequencies for TPH as previous hour, nothing left for Oldies (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

BTW, I meant to add to my previous report, that August 1 at 0619, the canned Biermann ID heard on 9455 during `Oldies` alleged it was only on 9395 which at that time had split off to some gospel huxter! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17775, August 2 at 1359, unlike yesterday, KVOH is already on and poorly audible at S7-S5, music and English sign-on (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1605 UT August 2