lunedì 29 dicembre 2008

Glenn Hauser logs December 29, 2008

** CANADA. It`s always something awry at Sackville. 9625 remained in whack with no spurs audible, but at 1419 Dec 29, NHKWNRJ relay on 11705 was overmodulated somewhat and splattering 11680-11730 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHAD. No sign of RNT on 4905, Dec 29 at 0600. Perhaps they were back on 6165, but nothing much there either, poor propagation (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. 9526, VOI, Dec 29 at 1457 poor signal hit by perpetual het from on-frequency 9525, CRI about to start English via Kashi, but Jakarta on top, at 1500 opening its own English, mentioning 11785 which they are not using at this time, 1502:30 into news headlines, but knowing I would shortly be abandoned, to avoid frustration, I stopped listening but left a receiver with BFO on 9527, to detect how long the transmitter would stay on by mistake this time: until 1511* Ron Howard, California was listening at exactly the same time, reminds us it`s really 9525.90 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. XERTA, 4800, Dec 29 at 0601, with Mexican national anthem at local midnight. If you are not familiar with it, a good chance to hear it any night, and help locate other stations, especially on MW (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PHILIPPINES. FEBC, 9430, VG signal with unpublicized bilingual broadcast, Dec 29 at 1453 OM in American English talking about grace, another tenuous theological concept, alternating with YL in Chinese, presumably consecutive translation. Bocaue, 100 kW at 345 degrees, but could have been aimed right at US.

Then at 1504 found weaker but sufficient signal on 9400 saying Salaam Aleikum, Turkic language and only recognized an occasional foreign word such as druzhya, Bethlehem, all talk, still at 1518, but 1523 a bit of music; 1525 splatter de Brother Scare/WWRB 9385 worsening as 9400 faded some, wrapping up, 1528:30 mentioned Almatá, Kazakhstan, I think. 1530 Jesus-Saves IS, so it`s FEBC, and off at 1530:30*. Then looked up in Aoki to find it`s Uighur from Bocaue at 323 degrees. No trace of jamming, so the Chicom are not so worried about the gospel huxters as they are about the few secular or Islamic-influenced broadcasts on SW in Uighur (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** RUSSIA. 6115, Dec 29 at 1443 with brief Russian axualities into Chinese voice-overs, somewhat distorted. If I were list-logging with PWBR `2009` I would have to conclude this was YFR in English via Irkutsk, but unseems; instead per Aoki it`s VOR in Chinese via Khabarovsk (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SEYCHELLES [non]. Just above big signal from Turkey 12035, found English preaching with British accent on 12045, Dec 29 at 1422, mentioning believers, femininity. S9 +12 on the meter, but quite undermodulated, and flutter. 1428 closing with a P O Box 8700 address somewhere in India, and separate FEBA address. 1429:30 IS and off, but back on a few sex later, much weaker with tone or het.

I had just happened upon one of the rare English broadcasts from FEBA, this one via UAE, on Mondays only, and switching from 110 to 70 degrees for Urdu following, per Aoki. I`d think the UA Emir would be in trouble with his Islamic brethren for broadcasting all this Infidel stuff; but then compared to the debauchery going on in Dubai, this is small potatoes and who`s to know where it is really coming from? Heh, heh (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VENEZUELA [non]. RNV CI, 11680 via Cuba, Dec 29 at 1541-1546 had segment Contacto con los Diexistas: intro and outro in Spanish but body of program by the YL with broken English. She read report from Juan Franco Crespo in Spain (who surely wrote in Spanish), and from someone in Kanagawa, then quick explanation of SINPO and UTC, formerly ``GTM`` -- Like the hoary schedule announcements, RNV keeps running these items over and over too (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6074, 8GAL back with conventional V/CQ marker at *1400-1401* Dec 29. Started before the 5-second-late timesignal from RUSSIA 6075 had finished (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###