sabato 17 gennaio 2009

Glenn Hauser logs January 16, 2009

** AUSTRALIA. RA, 15560 from Shepparton to Pacific and thence NAm, UT Fri Jan 16 at 2205 with ``Radio National Summer`` show for a Saturday morning. Seems to be a reliable time, but when are they going to get back to serious programming after summer hiati? However, we were warned months ago that some of the R. National features that RA relayed had been canceled in down-dumbing, so would never resume (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EQUATORIAL GUINEA. R. Africa, 15190, presumed with low-key preaching of the jailed Tony Alamo, Jan 16 at 2206; before 2200 I was not sure this was on due to strong WYFR/Ascension with music on 15195 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA. Rather like V. of Indonesia, V. of Nigeria has one frequency in each band, and you can never be quite sure which one will be used for any particular transmission. Jan 16 at 2150 heard VG signal with lo-fi French on 9690, all the signs of Nigeria here instead of previous 7255, which was empty. At 2152, pauses on 9690 as audio dropped out for a while. Not good news for WYFR, which collided with its IS on 9690 from 2155. 2158, French ID for Voix de Nigéria, and theme or anthem, 2200-2300 Hausa, also supposed to be on 7255, still in open carrier at 2302; from 2200 well over WYFR which is scheduled on 9690 at 2145-2445, 142 degrees in Portuguese. Aoki shows VON on 9690 only at 0800-1630. Who knows whether they will stay on 9690 at this hour (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. KEOR, Catoosa/Sperry/Tulsa OK, which had been missing for a couple weeks, was back on 1120 the afternoon of Jan 15 with usual oldies music tests; but gone again Jan 16 around 2015 UT check (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. REE, Noblejas, in Spanish to N&CAm on 9640, Jan 16 at 2149 past 2200, not the alternate 9630. 2255 cut to full ID as Radio Exterior de España, sign-off announcement mentioning numerous frequencies, IS and off at 2256*. Not to be confused with CRI, also scheduled on 9640 in Spanish, to Europe at 21-23, via Kashi site in extreme west China (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VENEZUELA [non]. Not only was the 15 UT relay of RNV CI via Cuba on 11760 instead of 11680, Jan 16, but so was the 22 UT broadcast on 11760 instead of usual 11670. At 2202 opening transmission in Spanish with program summary, VG signal. Cut off abruptly at 2203* and figured someone woke up and was about to change to correct frequency, but no --- back on 11760 at *2204 and remained for rest of hour at least until 2254 check, but off by 2258. Meanwhile RHC Spanish continued on other frequencies, 11750, 11800. 11760 normally closes at 2200 after RHC French. I knew it would be a waste of time to listen for RNV frequency announcement, since in Caracas they have never known since 2004y what frequencies they are really on via Habana (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###