lunedì 31 agosto 2009

Glenn Hauser logs August 29-31, 2009

** CHINA. Firedrake check Aug 31 at 1331: poor on 9000, and barely audible/imagination level on 8400, nowhere else except in the 12040 mix (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. VOI, 9524.9, already in English news when I tuned in at 1259 August 31; fair signal and weak modulation required straining to understand. Evidently their clock was a few minutes fast (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. Driving around OKC Aug 29, observed that 99.7 was on the air with gospel music, but never caught an ID. Signal was spotty and since I still don`t hear it in Enid, presumably translator or low-power test of KZLS ``Mustang``, ex-Alva-Enid with full power.

The pirate on 107.1, after years and years was STILL on the air, relaying ``Radio Free Austin`` wacko far-right programming, solid signal in center city and probably from same location a couple miles N of downtown as previously spotted, or nearby. A far greater public service would be relaying one of Austin`s excellent legal stations such as KOOP or KUT. Where is the FCC? (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Seems that ``Wire Light``, a.k.a. Cheetah Radio, a.k.a. Your World Your Way, etc., has bought more and more time on WRMI 9955, which is good news for paying the bills but a big yawn for listeners already bombarded with pointless or misleading infomercials on TV and AM. No jamming heard UT Monday Aug 31, WORLD OF RADIO still airing as scheduled at 0500, at 0530 Studio DX in Italian, but at 0600 up came YWYW again, two women conversing enthusiastically, one of them Michelle in Connecticut where the temperature was 15 degrees (not lately!). We still don`t have a complete updated schedule showing all the new Wire Light blox; on the Aug 8 version it was R. Prague fill all the way from 0600 to 1100 weekdays. YWYW has also replaced the second hour of QSO, UT Sundays at 06-07.

BTW, Jeff White says the unannounced music fill I enjoyed UT Sat between 05 and 06 was his own selexion of a wide variety of music from CDs he has collected around the world, each piece representing a different country, loaded into the automation for fill purposes, normally only in brief bits, but this week the hour-long La Rosa de Tokio had a tech problem, back next week (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U K [non]. 9500, Aug 31 at 1344 with nice SE Asian music, 1345 recognized BBC news theme with beeping, and Burmese; as scheduled via SINGAPORE, poor here but should be fine in Myanmar (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WTJC, 9370v, still putting out big filthy FMy spurs, audible around 0545 UT Aug 31, and also at 1257, centered approximately 9345 and 9395, the upper one soon obscured by super-splash WWRB 9385 with Brother Scare. Since these spurs are abnormal and a bane of shortwave, I will keep reporting them, doubting they will be eliminated unless WTJC is eliminated, which may require even more severe transmitter problems. Where is the FCC? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WWCR still testing on 15820 instead of 15825, Aug 31 at 1328, fair signal during Inspirations Across America, the black gospel music show which replaced sex criminal evangelist Tony Alamo as soon as he was convicted. IAA was interviewing a guest about his TV show with a website, which doesn`t connect so perhaps I miscopied it.

I have yet to hear Ask WWCR #299, where the frequency shift was discussed, as its mp3 is still Not Found, but apparently they replayed it again UT Sunday Aug 30 at 0145 on 5070, as monitored by Terry Wilson, MI, giving the frequency as 15830 instead of 15820 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###

Shortwave Radio Logs from WDX6AA

CANADA   Voice of Turkey Relay-VOT   7325  0352  English  444  Aug 28  VOT IS music.

HAWAII   WWVH & WWV   10.000  0329  English  4333  Aug 28  YL with WWVH ID 0329 plus WWV ID by an OM.

PALAU   Radio Free Asia -RFA   9905  1745  Chinese  333  Aug 26  Vocal pop music by a group of Men. OM with comments 1748. More pop music 1752.

RUSSIA   Voice of Russia-VOR   9890  0333  English  333  Aug 28  Vocal folk music.

SPAIN   Radio Exterior Espana-REE   12035  0325  Spanish  333  Aug 28  Two OMs in a conversation. //12095[333].

SPAIN   China Radio Intl Relay-CRI   9690  0338  English  444  Aug 28  YL and OM with comments on his college degree.

UNITED STATES   WTJC-North Carolina   9370  0345  English  333  Aug 28  Choir music. Then an OM with comments on all humans are chort of the glory of God.     MacKenzie-CA.

UNITED STATES   WBCQ-Maine   7415  0300  English  333  Aug 28  YL with healthy vitamins. Also comments for a healthy brain.

Stewart MacKenzie, WDX6AA
Huntington Beach, California, USA
"World Friendship Through Shortwave Radio Where Culture and Language Come Alive"

domenica 30 agosto 2009

Shortwave Radio Logs from WDX6AA

AUSTRALIA   Radio Australia via Shepparton   9580  1728  English  333  Aug 26  YL interviewing an OM.

BOTSWANA   VOA Relay   9885  0439  English  444  Aug 26  OM with VOA News on the economy getting better. Also a YL with comments.

CHINA   China Radio Intl-CRI   9665  1733  Chinese  333  Aug 26  YL vocal singing in opera style.

COSTA RICA   Radio Exterior Espana Relay-REE   9630  0452  Spanish  333  Aug 26  YL with comments plus another YL with comments.    MacKenzie-CA.

CUBA   China Radio Intl Relay-CRI   9790  0430  Cinese  444  Aug 26  OM with comments plus a YL. Also heard some Chinese music.

ECUADOR   HCJB Global   9745  0447  Spanish  444  Aug 26  OMs with vocal music. OM with an HCJB ID and then into more vocal music.

JAPAN   Radio Japan-NHK   9835  1736  Japanese  444  Aug 26  Vocal pop music. We Can Work It Out song in English. OM with comments 1740. Then more English vocal music

RUSSIA   Radio Rossii   12070  0431  Russian  333  Aug 26  OM with comments plus some folk music, plus a YL with comments.

The weather here today has jumped up to 89 degrees!!!  Supposed to cool down in this upcoming week. Good Listen and DX!

Stewart MacKenzie, WDX6AA
Huntington Beach, California, USA
"World Friendship Through Shortwave Radio Where Culture and Language Come Alive"


9820 Beibu Bay Radio (ex Guanxi Foreign Broadcasting Station), 2300-2308, August 30, Chinese, Music, announcement by female, news by female, 24432

(Arnaldo Slaen, Argentina)

TIPS Roberto Pavanello

3901 29/8 21.55 Skyline R. Int. - ?? EE ID e MX buono
3930 29/8 22.00 R. Blue Star - EE ID e MX buono
4845 29/8 22.50 R. Cultura - Manaus PP talk OM buono
4955 29/8 22.40 R. Cultural Amauta - Huanta SS MX suff.
4985 29/8 22.35 R. Brasil Central - Goiania PP MX buono
5005 29/8 22.55 R. Nacional - Bata SS Inno Nazionale e S/OFF buono
5910 29/8 22.45 Marfil estereo - Bogotà SS MX buono
5995 29/8 23.00 R. Mali - Bamako Vern. NX buono
6302 30/8 09.30 R. Scotland Int. - EE ID e MX buono
7125 29/8 23.00 R. Conakry - FF MX afro buono

Roberto Pavanello
Vercelli - Italia

Glenn Hauser logs August 28-30, 2009

** BIAFRA [non]. VOBI via WHRI still on 15665, at quick check around 2015 UT Friday Aug 28; next week on 17520?? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. No Firedrakes found on higher frequencies Aug 29, but good signals about equal at 1332 on 9000 and 8400, also at 1356 on 10210 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NETHERLANDS [non]. RN still has a secret 3-minute English broadcast never appearing on their schedules, 1327-1330 UT on 9650, as heard again Aug 29, a few words of YL in English recognizable underneath CRI via Sackville. This follows the Dutch broadcast at 1300 via IBB, Tinang, PHILIPPINES, which we also heard in clear with IS and Dutch opening at 1259 during less than one-minute Sackville break after KBSWR and before CRI. RN relay is supposedly scheduled until 1327 only, but IBB always leaves the transmitter on another two sesquiminutes, cutting to a feed of RN in English. Is no one paying attention in Hilversum, Washington, or Tinang? Well, they are in Enid! Speaking of paying, perhaps this is because RN is buying 31 minutes and they are entitled to get them all, not just 28 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** RUSSIA [and non]. The 12000 transmitter at Khabarovsk is still in very bad shape, Aug 29 at 1311 with VOR Chinese service singing ``Moscow Nights`` in Russian, then Chinese announcement. The carrier is motorboating, unstable, and the modulation distorted. After we kept pointing this out, RHC moved off 12000 months ago, without a word of thanks, but still keeps announcing it as one of their morning frequencies, while in reality their own distorted signal is on 11800 instead! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SAIPAN [and non]. 11650, Aug 29 at 1300 noted about equal level mix of CRI opening ID in Chinese, then into Esperanto; and something in Russian. Per Aoki, CRI is via Beijing site, and Russian is KFBS, overlapping during this entire hour, the second semihour on Sats being in Kazakh, then Kirghiz. The beams cross somewhere over China (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SCOTLAND [non]. 9330-CUSB, WBCQ relaying radio six international, Scotland, music festival special one time only, Aug 28 at 2003 check. Some dropouts probably from internet feed buffering, which I then went to for better direct `reception` -- sounds like the band were enjoying a good jam session altho not my musical preference. Was scheduled to run for six hours 1900-0100 UT (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WTJC, 9370v, again with large filthy distorted FM spurs, during music, Aug 29 at 0506 peaking approximately 9395-9400 and 9340-9345 and covering some 15 kHz each. The higher one was even bothering BBC on 9410 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WRMI, 9955, fair signal but not bothered by jamming for once, UT Sat Aug 29 at 0510 with very nice mix of mostly Latin-influenced music, including Andean, Brazilian, Mexican; 0530 Sandunga on marimba, classical guitar, Up2 and Away by Fifth Dimension, etc. No announcements at all until 0559 ID and into R. Prague English. Great going, Jeff, really enjoyable to hear such a musical interlude on WRMI; let`s have more of them! But this was instead of La Rosa de Tokio DX program from Argentina as in latest received program grid dated Aug 8; LRT itself is padded with a lot of musical interludes and could be over in a semihour if it kept to the subject.

Midnight propagation on 9 MHz band varies widely from night to night, sometimes little audible from NAm, no WRMI, not even WYFR on 9355, 9385, 9680, 9715, 9985, other occasions like this, inbooming as were WTJC and its spurs.

Also monitored WRMI 24 hours later when 9955 reception was about the same, 0550 UT Sunday Aug 30, QSO With Ted Randall, sounds like more interview with Wayne Green, this time about Hiram Percy Maxim`s contributions to ham radio being only a tiny fraxion of his accomplishments, as ham was barely mentioned in his long newspaper obituary. QSO is supposed to be a two-hour show at 05-07 UT Sundays, but cut off in mid-interview at 0559 for World Baseball Today promo, ID, and 0600 into more infomercialling from Cheetah Radio, Your World Your Way (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VENEZUELA [non]. 11705, RNV via Cuba scheduled 1200-1300, still going well past the hour with last bit of music and a few sex of open carrier until 1305*. Fortunately, next occupant, NHK does not start until 1315 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

Shortwave Radio Logs from WDX6AA

AUSTRALIA   Radio Australia-Shepparton   13690  0420  English  333  Aug 26 YL and OM with comments plus some vocal music. //9660[232]Brandon, 15240[333]Shepparton and 12080[333]Brandon.

IRAN   VOIRI   13710  0415  Azeri  333  Aug 26  OM with comments. YL with vocal music. Then back to the OM with comments.

RUSSIA   Voice of Russia-VOR   13775  0406  English  444  Aug 26  OM with comments on Satelite TV. YL with comments on the Russian federation.

RWANDA   Voice of Germany Relay-VOG   17860  1718  Arabic  444  Aug 25  YL interveiwing an OM.

SPAIN   Radio Exterior Espana-REE   17715  1735  Spanish  333  Aug 25  YL and OM with comments. //17595[444].

UNITED STATES   WYFR   17795  1725  English  333  Aug 25  OM with comments on God's wrath. OM with Family Radio ID 1729. Next was the Open Forum program. //13690[333].

UNITED STATES    WWCR   9980  1750  English  444  Aug 25  OM selling vitamins. OM with comments on Pres Obama health plan. Pop music by 1758. IS then an ID by an OM 1800 and into a religous program.

UNKNOWN   Station Unknown   15420  1743  Spanish  232  Aug 25  OM with comments.

Stewart MacKenzie, WDX6AA
Huntington Beach, California, USA
"World Friendship Through Shortwave Radio Where Culture and Language Come Alive"

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Shortwave Radio Logs from WDX6AA

AUSTRALIA Radio Australia via Brandon 12080 2312 English 433 Aug 23 Two OMs with comments on Voting tampering in Afghanistan by the Taluban group.

BONAIRE Radio Japan Relay-NHK 15265 YL with vocal music. //13680[333]via Japan.

CANADA CBCQ 9225 2321 English 322 Aug 23 Two OMs with comments.

CANADA China Radio Intl Relay-CRI 11840 2340 English 333 Aug 23 Two OMs with comments on stock market bids via China on the Peple To Know program.

CUBA Radio Habana Cuba-RHC 13790 2333 Spanish 333 Aug 23 Group with vocal music and then a OM with comments.

JAPAN Radio Japan-NHK 13640 2250 Japanese 333 Aug 23 YL and OM with comments. 2328 pop music vocals by a YL.

NEW ZEALAND Radio New Zealand Intl-RNZI 15720 2305 English 444 Aug 23 YL with a weather report. YL with news items about election in several pacific islands.

UNITED STATES Radio Marti-Greenville 11930 2337 Spanish 333 Aug 23 OM with comments plus the Cuban jammer.
The Weather here has been in the 90's this past week. Normal is in the 80's. So hot the flowers are wilting and lawns are turning brown!!

Stewart MacKenzie, WDX6AA
Huntington Beach, California, USA
"World Friendship Through Shortwave Radio Where Culture and Language Come Alive"

venerdì 28 agosto 2009

Glenn Hauser logs August 27-28, 2009

** CHINA [and non]. Firedrake search Aug 28: at 1311 encountered on 15150, nowhere else except the usual mixture with CNR1 jamming on 12040. Aoki currently shows 15150 as one of many 1 kW SOH 24h frequencies from Taiwan, *jammed.

Today`s variable het against DW Hausa 15410 via Rwanda, Aug 28 at 1347 was on 15412.0, no doubt V. of Tibet via Tajikistan and/or ChiCom jamming.

17705 tuned in Aug 28 at 1314 with music, unseemed Firedrake, but had less than a minute to evaluate before it vanished at 1315*. This matches the schedule of All India Radio`s Chinese service, 1145-1315, 500 kW, 58 degrees via Bangaluru, per Aoki which adds that it is *jammed. More likely I was hearing CNR1 than AIR itself (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. RHC 13680, as I tuned by Aug 28 at 1309 was advocating the restoration of democracy in Honduras. What hypocrites! There hasn`t been any democracy in Cuba since 1959y. Hmm, not before 1959 either, but there would have been if Cuba had simply become part of the USA after the 1898+ SpAm war, like Puerto Rico, where people are much better off, plus have democracy. Oops! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GERMANY [non]. 9545 with program in Russian, Aug 28 at 0527, frequent voice-over translations of someone speaking English. Therefore, most likely Deutsche Welle where English is the primary language, not German. No ID heard, but yes, I am right as later looked up! However, at 0529:30 cut off air abruptly in mid-word, clearing the frequency for the DentroCuban Jamming Command, which was still running its annoying cohetes a sesquihour after the real target, Radio República, closed its transmission.

This is DW in Russian via Woofferton, UK, and somewhat better coördination is needed. Someone please tell them in the studio that VTC is going to cut them off at 0529:30 so they need to wrap up the transmission before then, or build in some kind of natural break. Does this DW Russian transmission continue on other frequencies? No, EiBi shows until 0530 only, also on 5915 Rampisham and 13780 Rwanda. Via Rwanda to Russia?? A bit roundabout, but I suppose it worx propagationally when transmitter time is available, altho you`d think they would all be occupied with morning broadcasts to Africa (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MOROCCO [and non]. 15345 with a lo-pitched, much less than 1 kHz but definitely audible het, and the pitch varying slightly, 2117 UT Aug 27; Arabic talk dominating, and the other signal of course RAE from Argentina which is on-frequency only by accident or coincidence. All summer RAE has had 15345v to itself after 2100 since Morocco was on DST and closed around 2100 instead of 2200, leaving RAE`s German hour in the clear.

But DST must be over now with Morocco still on after 2100: Yes, says it ended August 20, just in time for Ramadan, back to UT+0. Egypt also went off DST Aug 20, but that had little effect on SW scheduling. The next time change affecting an SWBC country will not be until September 21 for Iran, after Ramadan; also should not affect SW UT scheduling, tho at IRIB studios they were confused last spring and thought it would, even sending out notices to their audience that times would be changing! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** RUSSIA. 5940 with Russian song and announcement in the clear Aug 28 at 1229, // 5920 a lot stronger but the latter colliding with off-frequency WBOH. Per Aoki, 5920 is R. Rossii via Pet/Kam, 100 kW at 30 degrees, while 5940 is via Magadan, 50 kW, 40 degrees, both until 1300 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TAIWAN. RTI Japanese service, 9735, Aug 28 at 1349 accompanied by weak buzzy spurs of same pitch against CRI 9730 and BBC 9740 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. 9830, fair signal in some language buried by perpetual RTTY QRM, Aug 27 at 2126. Switched from the FRG-7, to the ICF SW07 and that made all the difference. On USB the RTTY QRM was suppressed and I could easily tell it was VOA in French, concluding a USG editorial, and signing off, carrier until 2131*. It`s São Tomé at 335 degrees, M-F only. Hope the RTTY is not a problem in NW Africa like it is here, also for V of Turkey, English to NAm which follows at 2200-2250, and has ignored my advice months ago when A-09 started to get off 9830 ASAP (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Will this be a pre-log, or a non-log? FYI, WBCQ plans to relay radio six international from Scotland, a special Friday Aug 28 only from 1900 UT until 0100 UT Aug 29 on 9330, ``live music from one of the smallest music festivals in Scotland, the "Hydro Amnesty Bash" in aid of Amnesty international``. Details at and whence it is also webcast. Boo hoo, Syria (Glenn  Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Surprised to find an AM ham QSO lower than the usual area on 80 m, 3663.0, Aug 28 at 1233 between strong WA5BLQ and weaker K5BWO who also had less robust modulation. Mostly heard Louie, WA5BLQ, talking about his gardening and yard work, 1240 on repairing an R390A where someone had put the wrong tube into a socket; and he was going to the Joplin hamfest tomorrow. WA5BLQ is Luther L. Thomas in Ozone, Arkansas 72854, which isn`t even in the index of my Rand McNally, but it`s in the Ozarx on Hwy 21 N of Clarxville on I-40. K5BWO is Howard A. Terhune in Kempner TX 76539, also missing from my RMcN index, geez! TG for Google: that`s on US 190 between Copperas Cove and Lampasas near Fort Hood. At least both towns do show on the Rand McNally atlas maps themselves, once you find them (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Re the confusing Wichita DTV channel situation reported Aug 25-26: Doug Smith and Scott Fybush explain this in reply via DX LISTENING DIGEST 9-063, at and then search on KWCH (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. The beeps and noise bursts on 6130 reported last time are also heard at 0537 Aug 28, but this time there are 13 beeps before each noise burst, instead of just three at 1208 Aug 26. I wonder if the number of beeps have some simple significance such as identifying different sources. Also audible at 1221 Aug 28, and now there are eleven beeps before noise, which must really be some kind of data bursts, and these are lasting longer.

Meanwhile I heard from utility DXer Jon in Florida who was also getting this at 0133 UT Aug 28, so on 6 MHz it looks as if the transmitter is fairly close, perhaps between us if he gets it in the evening and I get it in the morning. He says it`s Tadil-A Link-11, which means Tactical Data Information Link, used by US and NATO forces to exchange tactical data, radar tracks, between ships, land and aircraft. Could be from a carrier task group or navy base.
See and
Later at 0352 he refined the Link-11 frequency to 6131.0-ISB.

Whatever the details, this stuff has no business in the middle of the 49m SWBC band! But it so happens that there is not a single SWBC scheduled on 6130 to or from the Western Hemisphere, so perhaps this is an old problem deliberately avoided by broadcasters.

Tuning around Aug 28 at 1227 I came upon another TADIL-A on 5172, this time with 6 beeps before the data bursts (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9268.0, two-way SSB in Spanish, Aug 28 at 1351; seemed to be reasonable discussion rather than swearing. WINB is off 9265 by 1300 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###


DX MIX NEWS # 587                                            28 August 2009
U.K.(non)    Summer A-09 Schedule of VT Communications Relays. Part 1 of 3:
Radio Japan NHK World
0000-0020 on  5960 SKN 300 kW / 140 deg to WeEu English
0200-0300 on 11780 SNG 250 kW / 340 deg to SEAs Japanese
0230-0300 on  5960 ERV 100 kW / 125 deg to WeAs Persian
0500-0530 on  5975 RMP 500 kW / 140 deg to WeEu English
0400-0430 on  5980 ERV 100 kW / 222 deg to N/ME Arabic
0800-0900 on 11740 SNG 250 kW / 001 deg to SEAs Japanese
0900-1000 on 11740 SNG 250 kW / 013 deg to SEAs Japanese
0945-1030 on  6140 SNG 250 kW / 140 deg to SEAs Indonesian
1030-1100 on 11740 SNG 250 kW / 001 deg to SEAs Burmese
1100-1130 on  9760 WOF 060 kW / 102 deg to WeEu English Fri DRM
1130-1200 on  9760 WOF 060 kW / 102 deg to WeEu Russian Fri DRM
1130-1200 on 11740 SNG 250 kW / 001 deg to SEAs Thai
1230-1300 on 11740 SNG 250 kW / 001 deg to SEAs Vietnamese
1300-1330 on 11740 SNG 250 kW / 001 deg to SEAs Chinese
1300-1345 on 15215 TAC 100 kW / 131 deg to SoAs Bengali
1345-1430 on  9585 TAC 100 kW / 163 deg to SoAs Hindi
1430-1515 on  9680 TAC 100 kW / 170 deg to SoAs Urdu
1400-1430 on 13630 RMP 500 kW / 062 deg to EaEu English
1500-1700 on 12045 SNG 250 kW / 315 deg to WeAs Japanese
1700-1900 on 13740 DHA 250 kW / 285 deg to NoAf Japanese
2200-2300 on  9650 DHA 250 kW / 285 deg to NoAf Japanese

Radio Prague
0000-0027 on  7275 ASC 250 kW / 245 deg to SoAm Spanish
1300-1327 on  9850 WOF 060 kW / 102 deg to WeEu German DRM  Fri/Sat
1330-1357 on  9850 WOF 060 kW / 102 deg to WeEu English DRM  Fri/Sat
1630-1657 on 11700 SIN 090 kW / 040 deg to WeEu German DRM
2330-2357 on 11730 SAC 250 kW / 212 deg to CeAm Spanish

Gospel for Asia
0000-0130 on  6145 DHA 250 kW / 085 deg to SoAs SoEaAs langs
1600-1630 on  9810 DHA 250 kW / 100 deg to SoAs SoEaAs langs
1615-1630 on  9810 DHA 250 kW / 070 deg to SoAs SoEaAs langs Sun-Wed
1615-1630 on  9810 DHA 250 kW / 120 deg to SoAs SoEaAs langs Thu-Sat
2330-2400 on  6040 DHA 250 kW / 085 deg to SoAs SoEaAs langs

Voice of Vietnam
0100-0125 on  6175 SAC 250 kW / 212 deg to NoAm English
0130-0225 on  6175 SAC 250 kW / 212 deg to NoAm Vietnamese
0230-0325 on  6175 SAC 250 kW / 212 deg to NoAm English/Spanish
0330-0425 on  6175 SAC 250 kW / 212 deg to NoAm English/Spanish
0430-0525 on  6175 SAC 250 kW / 240 deg to NoAm Vietnamese
1700-1725 on  9725 MOS 100 kW / 300 deg to WeEu English
1730-1825 on  9725 MOS 100 kW / 300 deg to WeEu Vietnamese
1830-1855 on  9725 MOS 100 kW / 300 deg to WeEu French
1900-1925 on  9725 SKN 300 kW / 070 deg to EaEu Russian
1930-2025 on  9430 SKN 300 kW / 090 deg to WeEu German
2030-2125 on 11840 SKN 300 kW / 110 deg to SEEu Vietnamese

Adventist World Radio
0100-0200 on 15445 TAI 100 kW / 250 deg to Asia Vietnamese Sat

Sudan Radio Service
0400-0500 on 11805 DHA 250 kW / 245 deg to EaAf Arabic
0500-0600 on 13720 DHA 250 kW / 240 deg to EaAf Arabic/English
0500-0600 on 15325 DHA 250 kW / 240 deg to EaAf Arabic/English
1500-1530 on 17745 SIN 250 kW / 144 deg to EaAf English
1530-1700 on 17745 SIN 250 kW / 144 deg to EaAf Arabic
1700-1730 on  9590 DHA 250 kW / 240 deg to EaAf Dinka  Mon
1700-1730 on  9590 DHA 250 kW / 240 deg to EaAf Zande  Tue
1700-1730 on  9590 DHA 250 kW / 240 deg to EaAf Moro   Wed
1700-1730 on  9590 DHA 250 kW / 240 deg to EaAf Bari   Thu
1700-1730 on  9590 DHA 250 kW / 240 deg to EaAf Shiluk Fri
1700-1730 on  9590 DHA 250 kW / 240 deg to EaAf Arabic Sat/Sun
1730-1800 on  9590 DHA 250 kW / 240 deg to EaAf English

Radio Okapi
0400-0600 on 11690 MEY 100 kW / 345 deg to Congo French/Lingala
1600-1700 on 11890 MEY 100 kW / 330 deg to Congo French/Lingala

0500-0700 on  3995 SKN 100 kW / 121 deg to WeEu English/German DRM
0700-0800 on  5790 WOF 100 kW / 114 deg to WeEu English/German DRM
1400-1700 on  5790 WOF 100 kW / 114 deg to WeEu English/German DRM
1700-1900 on  5790 SKN 100 kW / 105 deg to WeEu English/German DRM
1900-2100 on  5875 KVI 040 kW / 190 deg to WeEu English/German DRM
2100-2200 on  5790 SKN 100 kW / 105 deg to WeEu English/German DRM

BBC Darfur Salaam:
0500-0530 on 12015 CYP 300 kW / 177 deg to Sudan Arabic
0500-0530 on 13650 CYP 250 kW / 187 deg to Sudan Arabic
1700-1730 on 15790 CYP 250 kW / 177 deg to Sudan Arabic
1700-1730 on 17585 CYP 250 kW / 180 deg to Sudan Arabic

Cotton Tree News
0730-0800 on 15220 RMP 250 kW / 189 deg to CeAf English/Others

KBS World Radio
0700-0800 on  9870 SKN 300 kW / 110 deg to WeEu Korean
1430-1500 on  9660 WOF 060 kW / 102 deg to WeEu English Fri DRM
1800-1900 on 15360 RMP 500 kW / 062 deg to EaEu Russian
1900-2000 on  6145 SKN 250 kW / 150 deg to WeEu French
1900-2000 on 15365 RMP 500 kW / 168 deg to NoAf Arabic
2000-2100 on  3955 SKN 250 kW / 106 deg to WeEu German
2100-2130 on  3955 SKN 250 kW / 106 deg to WeEu English

Voice of Croatia
0800-1200 on 11675 SNG 100 kW / 140 deg to AUS  Croatian+English news

Radio Francia Internacional, la radio africana.

En este espacio en el que la Radio le habla a la Radio, RFI se interesa en el continente africano y más especialmente  en la radio de La República Democrática del Congo y de Camerún. En África la radio es un medio de comunicación formidable en donde RFI (Radio Francia Internacional)  ocupa un lugar muy importante, en especial en África francófona. En nuestro viaje  africano  hemos entrevistado a Anne Marie Amorós, productora radiofónica de France Inter que trabajó durante tres años en la radio de la República Democrática del Congo, en particular en Radio Okapi. Ella nos explica cual fue su experiencia y cómo se trabaja en la radio africana. Camerún es otro país  africano con gran tradición radiofónica. Nuestro corresponsal en Camerún Fabien Essian, nos presenta la radio de su país: "La liberalización audiovisual data de los años 90 en Camerún. Antes de esta fecha, solo funcionaba la radio y televisión estatal  CRTV. Después de la liberalización en el sector, las radios se multiplicaron en Camerún. El país cuenta hoy en día con un centenar de radios".  La radio africana está confrontada a los problemas de corrupción, miedo y amenazas, como sucede también en algunos países de América Latina, pero evoluciona cada vez mas hacia un mayor profesionalismo. (via Josè Miguel Romero)

giovedì 27 agosto 2009

Glenn Hauser logs August 26-27, 2009

** CHINA. Unlike the day before, not a single Firedrake was heard in 8-19 MHz bandscanning Aug 26 between 1400 and 1500. Nothing much else from Asia above 12 MHz, but some signals below.

Only Firedrakes audible Aug 27 at 1340-1343, 9000 and 10210, both poor (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. Seldom heard leapfrog from RHC on 9540, Aug 26 at 1155, // 9600 with YL reporter outro in Spanish; the fulcrum is 9570, already on with open carrier prior to CRI relay. I vaguely recall Venezuela once used 9540 non-spuriously, so not to be confused with that, or taken as an activation of their own new SW site, which should be imminent (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** RUSSIA [and non]. 15510 caught my ear Aug 27 at 1355 as audio in SW Asian language was breaking up, later OK. At 1359, VOR IS, and at 1400 morphed into Deutsche Welle opening in Russian, with a few words of overlap. Per Aoki until 1400 it`s VOR Pashto/Dari via `Krasnodar`, and from 1400, 15510 is DW via Rampisham. I could not tell when one transmitter came on and the other went off, and could have guessed they were both via same, as levels did not change either, but both were only poor (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Jeff White tells me that the Cheetah Radio infomercial folx bought the 05-07 UT Wed and Fri blox on WRMI, now using the NW antenna, accounting for the disappearance of WORLD OF RADIO UT Wed Aug 26 at 0500. Jeff says that airing of WOR has been rescheduled to 0700 UT Wednesdays. Also bumped are two runs of Frecuencia al Día, UT Wed 0530 and Fri 0500, but I don`t know if they have been replaced (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Is IBB Greenville DRM test still running? Aug 26 I check at 2052 UT on the DX-398 in the yard away from computer noise: at first nothing audible on 15475, but kept stepping 15470-15475-15480 back and forth, and soon the DRM noise fades in enough to detect it centered on 15475. And in LSB mode it shows on 15470-15475, USB mode 15475-15480 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 17500, Aug 27 at 1403, W&M conversing in unID tonal language, seemingly Mandarin-influenced; poor signal fading in and out, but still going at 1431. Little if any music ever heard. Never heard anything here before in almost daily bandscans. It`s a new frequency since Aug 25 for VOA Tibetan via Lampertheim, GERMANY at 14-15, 77 degrees. And no jamming (audible, yet)! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6130-6135, big roaring sound Aug 26 at 1208, interrupted at irregular intervals by three beeps. At first I was taking it for V rather than S, but the final dash morphs into a resumption of the roar. Not a chance of hearing Laos while this is going on! Is it jamming? No likely targets listed in Aoki or Eibi; Tibet is also on 6130. Utility intruder? Similar to the `bonker` around 11740 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###

Radio Nacional de Venezuela construirá Centro de Onda Corta

Este proyecto permitirá propagar la señal y la programación de RNV en todo el continente americano 

Con el objetivo de presentar el proyecto de construcción de la infraestructura de Onda Corta de RNV, este miércoles 26 de agosto se reúnen en el estado Guárico, el gobernador de la entidad, William Lara, la Directora de Radio Nacional de Venezuela (RNV) Helena Salcedo, y el director de Ingeniería, Julio Melo, en la carretera rural vía asentamiento campesino, El Recreo, en Calabozo.

La construcción del edificio Centro de Onda Corta de Radio Nacional de Venezuela, es una infraestructura que permitirá propagar la señal y la programación de RNV en todo el continente americano.

Este proyecto consta de dos fases: la primera para el hemisferio norte y la segunda se logrará retransmitir la programación en toda Latinoamérica.

En este momento, la programación del Canal Internacional se produce en los estudios de RNV y se transmite desde la estación de onda corta de la República de Cuba por un convenio suscrito entre ambos países.

El estado Guárico es un lugar estratégico para la instalación de las antenas transmisoras por el puesto que ocupa geográficamente en el centro del país, lo que significa que existirá una excelente cobertura y propagación de la señal del circuito RNV hacia cualquier país del Continente Americano. 

!!!Tips da Buccinasco!!!

Date Time UTC Khz
26/08/2009 2034 10000 STFT Observatorio Nacional B Suff bip...bip....min,sec.....
26/08/2009 2017 9695 Radio Slovakia Internacional SVK Ottimo Intervista a Dario Monferrni e Roberto Pavanello in S
26/08/2009 2014 7100 Voice of Korea KRE 333 Suff in kor mix ssb HAM
26/08/2009 2003 6055 Radio Rwanda Kigali RRW Suff px locale + id
26/08/2009 1949 4828 Voice of Zimbawe - Gweru ZWE Suff px mx afro
26/08/2009 1934 2485 VL8K Katherine AUT 122 Insuff mx + id //2325-2310
26/08/2009 1935 2310 VL8A Alice Springs AUS Insuff px mx + id //2325-2485
26/08/2009 1935 2325 VL8T Tennant Creek AUS Suff mx +id //2310-2485
26/08/2009 1925 15476 LRA36 R.Nac Arcangel S.Gabriel ATA Suff pa mx +id +px nx
24/08/2009 1623 9690 Radio Romania International ROU Buono px Romania in direct
24/08/2009 1620 9704,2 Radio Ethiopia ETH Suff local px // 7110khz

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mercoledì 26 agosto 2009

WRTH Lives!

Hi Nicholas, The demise(?) of PWBR has people thinking [e.g. Harold Frodge in the MARE Tipsheet] the same may be happening to WRTH. Perhaps it is time for you to issue a reassuring statement?! (Glenn Hauser, to Nicholas Hardyman, WORLD RADIO TV HANDBOOK publisher, Aug 14, via DXLD)

Hi Glenn, Sorry for the delay in responding. I think we can follow Mark Twain's example and say that reports of our death have been greatly exaggerated.

I was very sad to hear about PWBR, but we are now working hard on the 2010 edition of WRTH and it will be published at the beginning of December. New distribution in the US should solve some of the problems from last year although I cannot guarantee anything about how Amazon will perform. Best wishes (Nicholas Hardyman, Aug 26, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

Glenn Hauser logs August 25-26, 2009

** ECUADOR [non]. Monitored the Aug 22 DX Partyline via WRMI, 9955, Wed Aug 26 at 1429-1444 atop the DentroCuban Jamming Command`s pulsing [see also USA]. This edition produced from Loja consisted of the monthly JSWC DX report; some items from Sheldon Harvey`s Radio HF Internet Newsletter; and some logs of Aug 18 from Stewart MacKenzie.

It seems that Allen Graham makes no effort to check out those logs, as the second and third ones read were completely wrong: ``CRI in Spanish via Brazil on 9735 and 9665 at 0433.`` In reality, it is VOR in Spanish via Guiana French on 9735 and via Moldova/Pridnestrovye on 9665! The next item also wrong with ``RHC at 0414 on 11960``, not their frequency but really on 11690 at this hour.

As soon as Stewart posted those logs, I replied with these correxions on a few listserves and directly to him, but he never followed up with correxions to his entire mailing list. The correct identity of the Spanish broadcasts and the relay sites used are readily available in accurate online references Aoki and EiBi, for starters. All you have to do is consult them. It would also not hurt to listen long enough to tell whether it is China or Russia, and proofread for transpositions.

I cannot understand what the point is of circulating, and even broadcasting worldwide, routine logs which have not been vetted for accuracy, nor corrected later, once errors comes to light. This happens again and again. I am NOT happy about pointing out fellow listeners` easily avoidable mistakes, and I have overlooked MANY others, but someone has to stand up for accuracy, especially when they get quoted on a major broadcast. It appears the host is not an SWL himself, or he might know better. Nor am I happy about criticizing fellow DX programs. And it`s really not my job to make sure DXPL is accurate. Listener, beware, as I resume overlooking!

At first I thought there was no `Tip for Real Living` on this edition but it`s there in the middle when I recheck the audio file: I mentally tuned it out without even trying (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** LIBYA. 17725, Aug 26 at 1400 in Swahili with strange accent, presumably Libyan-Arabic. Supposed to be in English. Finally at 1408 ID as ``Voice of Africa, from the Great Jamahiriyah``, drumming, opening English bihour. Signal was fading in and out, peaking only fair, and coupled with accents, undermodulation, hard to follow.

I should like to have heard their take on the Lockerbie bomber controversy, if they ever deal with current events. Another brief reception peak around 1430. At 1445, riff from Beethoven`s Ninth introducing ``MQ`s Green Book``, still fading in and out. Beethoven had no use for Napoleon so he certainly would not approve of another megalomaniac co-opting his music (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SERBIA [non]. 9675, IRS loud and clear UT Aug 26 at 0030 with IS, which ran for a sesquiminute before opening English broadcast, ``on 6100 to Europe and 9675 to the USA``. Not only do they dis Canada, but the IS has changed from what it used to be; still a synthesizer tune, but the IS and opening theme are no longer the catchy music I used to enjoy. Why change it; some political significance obscure to the non-Serb? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WRMI, 9955 has made another unexpected schedule change: WORLD OF RADIO no longer appeared Aug 26, UT Wed at 0500 but instead ``Your World, Your Way``, one of the `Cheetah Radio` infomercials, and another one at 0530 instead of Frecuencia al Día.

So the first airing of new WORLD OF RADIO 1475 was Wednesday at 1530. Before then we were checking 9955 and observed: at 1425 no jamming as R. Prague`s yesterday program in English was upwrapping with a report from Rosie; 1427 into usual off-topic RP schedule announcement in French and then could hear DentroCuban jamming pulses building up! Looks like RHC has it in for competing DX programs, even those in English as at 1429 DX Partyline Aug 22 edition followed, above the jamming but still audible [see ECUADOR [non]], 1445 Aventura Diexista (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17775, KVOH already on at 1451 Aug 26, despite being authorized by FCC to start at 1500; norteño-style hymn, ``rezamos, señor, con todo corazón`` followed by applause. Fundamental signal yet too weak to audiblize its parasites around 17921 and 17631 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. We have been sitting on the edge of a huge tropospheric DX opening across the Midwest the last few days, with FM/TV DX reported in the 800-mile range between Ontario/New York and Missouri/Oklahoma.
See the maps at

This explains the enhanced area reception I have been getting, despite antenna pointed at OKC, from Wichita`s RF channel 19, virtual label says 33, KSCW. I noticed it first on analog B&W set as `brighter snow` on ch 19, then switched to DTV. I get it only by punching in 19 which remaps to `33`, while on RF 33 itself we see OKC`s KOCB `34`. Aug 25 at 1521 UT during Wendy Williams show, KSCW decoding in and out, including at 1556 a promo for sibling station KWCH-12. Again 24 hours later, Aug 26 at 1520 during WW show, and after 1600 Dr Phil.

This is very confusing, as checking the Kansas listings at
we find several entries for KWCH, the CBS affiliate, listed under Hutchinson on both channel 12 and 19, while KSCW, the CW affiliate, is under Wichita on channels 12, 19 and 31! (NOT 33). Multiple listings for each are because of different application and license status.

Even further confusing is the recent news as in DXLD 9-062, that channel 31.1 is now on the air for Wichita from Derby with Univisión, KDCU, and RF 31 is occupied by Enid`s only local DTV KXOK-LP. W9WI also has that one listed on channel 31 at Derby KS. It seems that W9WI does not specify any virtual channels, which we really need to know to help unravel all this! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. On Aug 22 at 0036, Liz Cameron in MI was hearing a religious broadcast in Spanish on 15780 where nothing is scheduled. Kept meaning to check this but did not manage to do so until Aug 26 at 0030 and heard: nothing (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. After hearing LIBYA on 17725, I made a routine check for the listed // 21695, which occasionally pokes thru here, but 13m dead today Aug 26 at 1446. However, I did hear a buzz around 21735, at the same familiar pitch heard after 1500 from BSKSA Saudi Arabia on 15435! SA is not scheduled on 21735; only one probably wooden registration for ADM/UAE. It`s not a periodic noise peak from one of my household devices, as nothing like it heard anywhere between 21 and 22 MHz, but as it was a steady unfading S6, most likely still of local origin (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###

L'11 settembre del radioascolto italiano? No, solo il segreto di Pulcinella! (...e lettera aperta all'AIR)

Non ho mai ricevuto tanta posta tutta insieme da appassionati di radioscolto come oggi, dalle intestazioni ho capito subito qualcosa era accaduto, erano tutti forward di due messaggi postati sul ng it.hobby.radioascolto accompagnati da esclamazioni di sdegno, stupore o simpatia. Già da prima della sua nascita, quando anche Studio DX ha partecipato alla sottoscrizione per la sua creazione, ho più volte discusso su cosa avrebbe dato uno strumento di questo tipo al nostro hobby, avevo la quasi certezza che avrebbe fatto più male che bene.

Sarà un pregiudizio, sarà che ho poca simpatia per i ng da sempre, sarà che è troppo "libero" e "democratico" anche per uno come me, sarà... Sarà ma per me ihr è stata la conferma di cui non avevo bisogno: tante risse, attacchi anonimi più o meno fondati e una sfilza di richieste di frequenze di Polizia e Carabinieri. Con in mezzo anche qualcosa di utile e i soliti nomi noti, qualcosa che altro non è che un crosspost di quanto già leggiamo su tutte le liste cui tutti siamo iscritti.

Discorso a parte, chiaramente, per le caste dei soloni: non chiedetemi di cosa parlino, lì non ci sono perchè chiaramente uno come me non ce lo vogliono. Anche sui social network, Facebook in testa, si sono fatti i gruppi privati e nascosti... ma questa è un'altra storia.

La storia di oggi è invece quella che può aver scandalizzato qualche falsa verginella o indignato qualche ipocrita, è la storia che ci ha raccontato Aristarco Scannabue. Usato anche questa volta come pseudonimo, non di Giuseppe Baretti, ma di chissà chi. Un "chissà chi" che però è ben informato dal mondo del radioascolto italiano, che già definirlo "mondo" è una bestemmia, un "chissà chi" che a me sì ha fatto indignare non poco. Mi ha fatto indignare con me stesso per aver detto quello che io e i soliti pochi "eversivi" ci diciamo da più di vent'anni. Cambiano i mezzi, i toni e i personaggi, ma la sostanza non cambia.

Perchè è la sostanza che mi interessa e non cosa fanno Fiorenzo Repetto, Dario Monferini e Roberto Pavanello, e secondo la mia libera interpretazione non ce l'ha solo con loro neanche lo scannabove, o quantomeno non ce l'ha con loro più di quanto io non ce l'abbia con tutti gli altri, me per primo. Ma andiamo per gradi, alle 18.54 arriva un terremoto su it.hobby.radioascolto, dopo quello che è successo ieri i motivi ci sono tutti anche per i dxer meno spinti...

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Questo testo e' rilasciato con licenza "Creative Commons Attribuzione-Non commerciale-Non opere derivate 3.0 Unported License". Chiunque può pubblicarlo, redistribuirlo e diffonderlo con ogni mezzo (telematicamente o a stampa), purche' immodificato e in forma gratuita.

Sono tempi duri se il vice presidente, dico, il vice presidente dell'Associazione Italiana Radioascolto, si e' ridotto a invitare, nella blindatissima mailing-list amministrata dal solerte Andrea Borgnino, che tutto filtra, compreso chi puo' e chi non puo' scriverci, tutti gli ascoltatori ad ascoltare la Voce di Russia (quella che una volta era la voce del KGB) per sintonizzare una sua preziosa intervista.

Di che cosa avra' voluto parlarci il buon Fiorenzo Repetto? Dei suoi ultimi meravigliosi ascolti? Delle sue QSL? Avra' voluto segnalarci qualche stazione da sintonizzare piu' o meno facilmente? Avra' voluto parlare della sua vita a servizio della radio e della Benemerita Associazione? Niente di tutto questo, Fiorenzo Repetto, nello spazio messogli a disposizione dalla Voce di Russia, nell'ambito della riedizione del ventennale del premio radiofonico "In Siberia si va con Radio Moskva'", ci ha parlato nientemeno che della conserva di pomodoro che fa lui. Eccdo il documento originale cosi' come e' stato pubblicato sulla lista dell'AIR:

---From: "Fiorenzo"To: radioramaSent: Monday, August 24, 2009 8:03 PMSubject: [radiorama] La conserva di pomodoro e la Voce della Russia
Cari Amici

Questa sera la Radio La Voce della Russia ha trasmesso una nuova rubrica di ricette gastronomiche, e' andata in onda una mia intervista su come faccio la conserva di pomodoro, se vi interessa riascoltatela questa sera notte sui 1548kHz dalle 21.30-22.30 UTC.

Niente ricevitori, niente cultura, non ha parlato nemmeno della radio, no, si parla di conserva di pomodoro, e all'indirizzo web e' prontamente comparso un prezioso servizio fotografico che ritrae il Nostro Vice Presidentissimo alle prese con la macchinetta per togliere i semi e le pellecchie, nonché i peperoncini che coltiva a casa sua, insomma, tutte cose che un servizio in italiano di una radio di Stato come la Voce della Russia deve mettere per forza in una pagina web del suo sito istituzionale, se no come farebbe a spendere i soldi pubblici che le arrivano? I suoi redattori in qualche modo lo stipendio lo devono guadagnare, no? E allora quale occasione più ghiotta (nel vero senso della parola) per farsi belli con la retorica dei "carissimi amici", dell'Italia tutta pastasciutta e pummarola 'n coppa, ci mancano solo 'a pizza, 'o mare, 'o mandolino, 'na nenna core a core e 'na canzone pe' 'ccantà'.

L'Associazione Italiana Radioascolto non ha più nulla da dire a nessuno. Non parla piu' di radio, ammesso che ne abbia mai parlato, e' un baraccone ingestibile che per tirare una boccata di ossigeno ha bisogno di Facebook. Fiorenzo Repetto aveva aperto un gruppo, e a Radio Mosca comunicava, tronfio e sussiegoso:

"Cari amici, mi fa piacere che in poco tempo il nostro Gruppo e' cresciuto, siamo molto vicini al 500 membri (adesso, il 16 giugno si tratta gia’ di 506)"

Sapete che fine ha fatto l'account Facebook di Fiorenzo Repetto?Gliel'hanno chiuso, bannato, off limits per sempre. Invitava ad iscriversi all'AIR chiunque gli capitasse a tiro, la gente si e' rotta i coglioni e lui e' fuori dal gioco.

Perche' questa e' gente che non ha bisogno di giocare per sentirsi attiva, no, non e' contenta finche' non ha coinvolto anche gli altri nelle proprie fissazioni, pensa che l'Associazione Italiana Radioascolto sia una cosa molto seria e che tutti devono per forza farne parte. E la gente non e' scema, vede un pensionato che si rivolge a ristoranti, professionisti, professioniste e quant'altro inviare inviti a ogni pie' sospinto ed e' chiaro che l'hanno tolto di mezzo, dovevano farlo molto tempo prima.

Fiorenzo Repetto e' quasi l'unico ascoltatore in Italia che ancora scrive a Radio Mosca, pare che tengano aperta la redazione italiana solo per lui, che scrive delle frasi da delirio:

"Cara Anna! ll Radioascolto ha tanti rami (...)" (e' un albero, notoriamente...)

"L'italiano all'estero poteva ascoltare i programmi dall'Italia sulle onde corte, avere notizie dirette, purtroppo adesso i trasmettitori sono spenti" (la RAI in Onde Corte non riusciva mai a beccarla nessuno, gli italiani all'estero dovevano ascoltare la Svizzera per avere notizie dall'Italia perche' a Prato Smeraldo avevano ancora i trasmettitori a legna! I 6060? Prova a prenderli!!)

Non sa mettere insieme una frase e lo hanno eletto vice presidente della Associazione Italiana Radioascolto e la Voce di Russia che gli da' anche corda e lo fa parlare di pomodori.

Basta con gli zappatori dell'etere! Vogliamo una radio che sappia parlare di radio.
Aristarco Scannabue--------------------

Che come tutte le scosse di terremoto precede qualche scossa di assestamento, la prima (e fino a questo momento unica) dopo meno di due ore e mezza. Si aggiunge carne al fuoco, ma ancora a causa delle scelte editoriali della redazione italiana della VoR:


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Il programma in italiano della Voce di Russia e' una belinata e lo sanno tutti.

Lo sanno tutti ma quelli che lo sanno sono li' a continuare a leccare il culo alla "cara amica Anna" e al "caro amico Serghei".

Ieri Dario Monferini, che e' censore della mailing-list di Play DX almeno quanto Borgnino lo e' di quella di Radiorama, ha fatto passare il mio articolo sulla passata di pomodoro di Fiorenzo Repetto sulla lista di "Play DX" parlando con il suo solito linguaggio farneticante. Sono quarant'anni che parla dell'"Apir", non c'e' bisogno che venga fuori lui con il suo umorismo da camionista inglese a dirci di che pasta e' fatta l'Associazione Italiana Radioascolto, lo sappiamo da soli, basta avere gli occhi per guardare.

Dice "ma bene, bravi, sono d'accordo, speriamo che qualcuno all'AIR si svegli" e poi lui e Pavanello vanno alla sede della Voce di Russia e si fanno intervistare!

Monferini dovrebbe andarsi a nascondere nell'orto di pomodori di Fiorenzo Repetto e vergognarsi per tutto il resto della sua vita, altro che intervistine del belino!

Il 12 agosto scorso, la Voce di Russia strombazzava la visita di Monferini e Pavanello come se fosse stata la delegazione ufficiale dell'ambasciata italiana, e che cazzo un po' di serieta'...


"A conclusione non posso non dire due parole della visita in Redazione dei nostri amici Dario Monferini e Roberto Pavanello avvenuta il 7 agosto. Saprete molto di più dall’intervista che ha fatto loro Anna Gromova. Tutti quelli che hanno potuto li hanno voluti salutare.Naturalmente Alexandr Prokhorov, Nadia, Anna, Natalja che ha fatto molte fotografie, Aurelio, Marina, Alessio e la sottoscritta.Per me personalmente, ma sono certa anche per tutti gli altri miei colleghi, conoscerli è stato molto importante. Abbiamo parlato di tante cose seduti in redazione e prendendo il caffè nel nostro self-service. Ma abbiamo parlato soprattutto della radio scoprendo in Dario un geniale conoscitore di Internet, di radioascolto." (da:

Stanno mistificando la realta'. Perche' scrivere che Monferini e' un "geniale conoscitore di internet" e' come dire che Berlusconi e' un geniale conoscitore della politica italiana. Monferini di internet non capisce una venerata minchia, Monferini capisce, tutt'al piu', di adesivi a peso, salsicce con le verze e tagliatelle piccanti mangiate "da Alfredo". Ce li presentano come due eroi, due persone importanti. La Voce di Russia ha fatto con Monferini e Pavanello la stessa cosa che ha fatto Emilio Fede con Noemi Letizia.

Una settimana dopo, il 19 agosto era Fiorenzo Repetto che incensava Monferini e Pavanello:

"Cari amici, segnale buono, interessante l’intervista di Dario Monferini, a presto."(

E' terribile. L'AIR e Play DX si stanno sui coglioni da millenni e si stringono la mano attraverso l'etere di Mosca.

Non la vogliamo questa Voce di Russia. Non vogliano questo tipo di radio che pensa che i radioascoltatori italiani siano rappresentati da un pensionato di Savona ultrasessantenne che si fa fotografare in braghe e ciabatte e invece di parlare di radio da' la ricetta della passata di pomodoro.

Non vogliamo una redazione italiana che da' spazio al vicepresidente dell'AIR che tutto quello che sa dire sul terremoto in Abruzzo e sul G8 e' uno squallido copia e incolla di notizie prese da "Repubblica", che quelli della Voce di Russia potrebbero andarsi agilmente a vedere da soli (fonte:

Quando si parla di radio lo si dovrebbe fare con pudore. E' come se si parlasse della sessualita' di una persona, delle proprie scelte religiose. La radio e' uno strumento di liberta', non e' possibile che chi l'ascolta sia rappresentato da una associazione che oltre ad avere questo vicepresidente-fantoccio rifiutato perfino da Facebook annovera nel suo organico i collaborazionisti di Teheran. La radio e' un fatto privato, la gente ascolta quel cazzo che le pare e se non le piacciono le interviste a Monferini o le conserve di pomodoro di Monsignor Repetto lo puo' dire. Di piu', lo deve dire.

Non ce ne importa una verga di Aronne di ascoltare Repetto che fa la corte a Giovanna nella rubrica delle lettere degli ascoltatori. Voglio che mi parlino di Anna Politkovskaja.

E se non lo fanno voglio mandarli a fare in culo!
[Aristarco Scannabue]
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Insomma a prima vista i soliti scritti irriverenti cui siamo più o meno abituati, e di cui il sottoscritto ha una discreta memoria, e quando c'è stata qualche emittente di mezzo quasi sempre si è trattato degli eredi dello Zar o di quelli di Mao. A dire il vero, per un periodo, anche quelli di Dom Mintoff non sono stati da meno, ma lì la mano era tutta italiana, anzi italiota. E quando c'è stata un'associazione di mezzo è stata quasi sempre l'AIR, ma a dire il vero anche Co.Rad. e EDXC sotto alcune gestioni sono state pesantemente attaccate.

Tutte sono state nel tempo bollate come carrozzoni, che si presentavano male e gestite peggio, incapaci di costruire e di costruirsi, naviganti a vista nel mare dell'incertezza e di chissacchè. Sempre le stesse parole, irriverenti per qualcuno ma troppo spesso sacrosante, e come ogni volta piuttosto che aprire una seria riflessione sui contenuti si apre la caccia all'autore, si viene tacciati di viltà e tradimento o, come nel mio caso per appunti molto più ingenui, squalificati con ignobili motivazioni da parte dello sconosciuto fantoccio-kamikaze di turno.

E il problema è risolto. Magari!

Ecco perchè i pochi rimasti hanno deciso di fare da soli, molti in assoluto silenzio, non noi cui il silenzio non piace, è tedioso, non è libero, qualche volta è pure mafioso. E per questo nella seconda metà del decennio scorso, quando era ormai chiaro che il Co.Rad. era in via d'estinzione a causa dello scioglimento progressivo di tutte le associazioni aderenti, abbiamo messo su internet quattro paginette di merda per mettere la presenza e per non fare morire la lista delle trasmissioni in lingua italiana e l'agenda dx, insomma una mezza pippa, talmente mezza che neanche l'AIR negli ultimi tredici anni l'ha mai citata nelle pagine del suo organo ufficiale.

Abbiamo poi aggiunto un migliaio di QSL scannerizzate e altrettante clip audio, le schede aggiornate dei broadcaster internazionali, qualche ascolto, e più in ultimo un blog e una sezione FM dedicata alla Sicilia. Tutta roba costantemente aggiornata, almeno quella suscettibile di variazioni, con ascolti freschi e veri. Talmente bella fresca da essere costantemente copiata senza neanche pulirla dalle spie che ci stanno dentro, in qualche caso addirittura copiati e incollati anche la formattazione e i colori, in un altro da chi al contrario di noi ha dimostrato di avere qualcosa di cui pentirsi e ne ha fatto sparire le tracce. Non avrà lo stesso la nostra stima, ma lo esortiamo pure a pentirsi di avere consigliato nel 2007 l'ascolto di Caracol Bogotà e della IAM di Roma a parecchi anni dalla lo chiusura.

Lo stesso abbiamo cercato di fare con una trasmissione radiofonica, quando la lingua italiana ne era rimasta orfana, abbiamo in fretta e furia messo su un programma per AWR che, carte alla mano, nel 2003 consentì di non fare segare l'unica ora settimanale nella nostra lingua, traghettandola anche su un'altra emittente ad onda corta, due in onda media, 60 in FM e 2 canali satellitari, premurandoci pure di chiudere un accordo che ci consentirà di continuare a coprire l'Europa anche quando AWR ci manderà (noi italiani) a quel paese. Anche questa è ignorata da 322 settimane, abbiamo capito di doverne andare fieri. Anche lei ha il suo misero sito internet che permette di riascoltare tutte le puntate, fatte male e da una voce talvolta stanca, ma sempre puntuali.

Racimoliamo in totale oltre un migliaio di contatti al giorno, dubito giungano tutti per sbaglio, i potenziali interlocutori quindi ci sono ancora.

L'AIR invece li cerca su Facebook, invitando anche più volte al giorno ad iscriversi persino ristoranti, associazioni di volontariato, casalinghe e analfabeti, lo sa perfino Scannabue. E proprio dell'AIR, anzi del suo organo ufficiale, voglio parlare: senza pregiudizi, senza rancore nei confronti di nessuno e in maniera costruttiva, da socio quale ancora sono.

Io capisco che i tempi di stampa in tipografia non sono quelli del nostro bollettino cartaceo fotocopiato, capisco che l'impaginazione di una rivista è un lavoraccio per chi (con il massimo rispetto) è avanti negli anni, capisco tutto... ma non capisco come sia possibile pubblicare ad aprile "in anteprima" i contenuti di una trasmissione che "andrà" in onda il 20 marzo, o un elenco delle trasmissioni in lingua italiana con indirizzi che nessuno ha aggiornato per anni, con il rischio di fare impazziee qualche neofita che si vedrà tornare la posta indietro per "indirizzo sconosciuto", ammesso che torna indietro. Questo non è importante, così come non è importante se a fine anno non rinnoverà, si cercherà qualcun'altro...

Così come non capisco come sia possibile ignorare che da quindici anni c'è la rete e che è tutto più semplice (ed economico), a partire dal reperimento e dalla verifica dei dati. Basterebbe poi fare anche degli aggiornamenti settimanali on line, estrarre e tradurre le notizie dai bollettini internazionali, organizzare magari stanze virtuali dove ascoltare insieme, creare e responsabilizzare gruppi di soci per vari settori e fare tante rubriche fisse, in modo che tutti i mesi si abbia un continuo filo conduttore, sempre in aggiornamento.

Entrano in continuo dei neofiti, ogni anno bisognerebbe pubblicare 3-4 puntate dedicate alla base: cosa è un rapporto d'ascolto, come si scrive alle emittenti, come si compila un log, la terminologia che usiamo. Per l'AIR tutto quello che per tutte le altre entità in giro per il mondo è meno della normalità sembra essere il mistero della fede...

Ogni settimana mi scrive qualcuno che rimane affascinato, è soprattutto gente che ascolta per caso la nostra trasmissione attraverso le emittenti FM, la maggior parte ragazzi. Bisogna spiegargli tutto dall'inizio, in maniera semplice ma entusiasmante, appena si rendono conto di non capire scappano. E con i pochi soldi provento della pubblicità dei siti o di offerte volontarie compriamo 10-15 radioline l'anno, le regaliamo ai più piccoli che ci contattano, se anche solo uno diventerà un radioascoltatore di onde medie e corte sarà un successo. Fantascienza?

Io non so quale sia la causa di tutto questo, di quello che a me sembra uno stato di "abbandono", ma come ho già scritto so solo che negli anni quando si è cercato di fare notare certe cose è puntualmente uscito fuori qualche sconosciuto personaggio ad attaccare cercando la lite per far passare in secondo piano gli appunti fatti, in una mailing list dove però si continuano a tollerare deliri vari e l'uso a chi pubblicizza le proprie cose. Vacci a capire...

Associarsi comporta dei diritti, ma anche dei doveri, e chi guida un'associazione ha l'obbligo di farli rispettare e di coinvolgere e coordinare i soci, farli partecipare mettendo a disposizione ciò che può. Oppure fanno solo gli abbonati. Come farò io, dal momento che a me, come a tutti gli altri con cui ho contatti e che conducono attività legate al radioascolto, nessuno ha mai chiesto niente.

Ma torniamo al "nocciolo". Se a quanto scritto e all'infimo livello delle poche emittenti rimaste ci aggiungiamo anche i nostri comportamenti è davvero finita. Se la VoR mi avesse chiesto di illustrare una specialità gastronomica del mio paese mi sarei offeso, ma "ogni testa è tribunale" e non ne faccio una colpa a Fiorenzo. Così come, nelle vesti di vicepresidente dell'AIR, non gli faccio una colpa neanche dell'apprezzamento all'intervista di Dario Monferini, ma sinceramente ha suonato molto male anche a me.

Di conseguenza non mi meraviglia che tutto questo abbia fatto girare le palle anche a qualcun'altro, e mi viene quasi di dire che "purtroppo" non sono Scannabue come qualcuno ha già ipotizzato, perchè voglio anch'io che la VoR mi parli di Anna Politkovskaja e che la VOIRI mi dica come sono andate le elezioni in Iran.

No, invece mi dicono come si fa la passata di pomodoro a Savona (ancora ancora capirei a Mosca...) e mi chiedono cosa direi ad un musulmano che ha digiunato. Per la prima non ho bisogno della VoR, alla seconda ho risposto che gli direi che il "bagno lo può fare"... al contrario dei morti in piazza a Teheran.

martedì 25 agosto 2009

Ascolti pugliesi... 3

Terzo gruppo di alcuni ascolti estivi dalla casa in collina a San Marco la Catola (700 metri s.l.m.), in provincia di Foggia. Con me il Perseus, connesso ad una filare ad "L" invertita lunga circa 15 metri. Questi ascolti sono stati colti "al volo"... ne seguiranno altri, se mai riuscirò a "sbobinare" le registrazioni fatte.

3915 2238 19/08 B.B.C. Kranji, news, ID, English. Only on LSB; USB is very interferred. Good.
5925 2300 19/08 V.o.Vietnam 2, Hanoi, time signal, ID, Vernacular. Fair.
5940 2150 22/08 CVC International, Lusaka, Christian music, talk, English. Very good.
5965 2300 19/08 r.Habana, Cuba, ID in Spanish, music program, in Spanish. Good.
5995 2250 19/08 r.Mali, Bamako, talk on labour and political issues, French. Very good.
6020 2300 19/08 V.o.Vietnam 4, Daclac, time signal, ID, Vernacular. Fair.
6060 2140 22/08 r.Nacional Argentina, General Pacheco, talk, ID "radio nacional", Spanish. Best on USB. Fair to good.
6135 2305 19/08 r.Aparecida, Aparecida, talk, in the clear after 2300, Portughese. Fair.
6220 2300 19/08 Mistery Radio, program on international broadcasting, Italian, Good.
7130 2352 20/08 RTM Sarawak,Kuching-Stapok, local music, talk, Vernacular. Fair.
7295 0002 21/08 RTM Traxx FM, Kuala Lumpur, news, pop music, English. Fair to Poor.
9500 2133 22/08 r.Australia, Shepparton, interview, English. Good.
11720 1500 21/08 KSDA-AWR, Agat, sign-on, ID, English. Good.
11720 1800 19/08 r.Pilipinas, Tinang, ID, news, Philipino. Fair.
11730 1500 21/08 CVC International, Darwin, sign-on, ID, address, English. Fair.
11735 1800 19/08 r.Tanzania, Dole, drums, time signal, ID, news, English. Good.
11990 1800 19/08 r.Kuwait, anthem, ID "This is radio Kuwait", time, English. Very Good.
13605 1928 21/08 A.I.R. Bangaluru, local music, ID, English. Good.
15140 1455 20/08 r.Sultanate Oman, hip-hop music, "Big-Ben" time signal (!), English. Very good.
15190 1720 20/08 r.Africa, Bata, talk, English. Low modulation. Fair.
15235 1700 20/08 Channel Africa, Time signal, ID, "Africa Digest", English. Very good.
15425 1500 20/08 HCJB Australia, Kununurra, music, address, English. Good.
15476 1805 20/08 LRA36 San Gabriel, music, ID at 1809, talk. Spanish. Poor.
15820 1500 20/08 W.W.C.R., ID, address, religious program, English. Fair.

Michele D'Amico
- Receivers:
   Modern:  Perseus, Drake R8E, Icom IC-R72, DE1103
   Vintage: BC348R, Satellit 210, R326
- Antenna: just a random peice of wire, 7 metres long

Glenn Hauser logs August 24-25, 2009

** CHINA. Firedrakes were back in force on August 25: at 1237, good on 9000; at 1249 on 10210, and in the usual mix on 12040. At 1255 on 13970 and 14420 (ex-14430); at 1257 poor on 15755; at 1300 listening to 10210 as it went to open carrier at TOH; at 1337 still on 13970 and 14420 but poor; at 1342 poor and fluttery on 17470; at 1345 poor on 15150. Checked all the other known frequencies between 8 and 19 MHz, but no more heard. All the ones I did hear were // (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 9750, Aug 25 at 1306, Japanese talk from NHK mixed with what sounded like SE Asian song, but must be NE Asian, as Ron Howard has recently pinned this on PBS Nei Menggu // 7270, with V of Malaysia inactive on this frequency. Still colliding at 1351 when both were talking (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. RHC observations Aug 25: the secretly extended mid-day broadcast at 1501 on 11760, 11690 and distorted 11800, live timecheck as 11 am in Habana, and announcer said this would be on until 5 pm = 2100 UT, and we were invited to listen to as much of it as we could. Strongest 11760 dropped off the air, but back on at 1503 with same signal level. Meanwhile I found it also // 13760, 5965 and 6000. Open carriers from the big transmitters on 13680 and 13780 were still on the air for a few minutes. At 1504, 5965 dropped off during music, but still audible on 6000. Compared to 11760, all of the others were an echo apart, except I did not check 13760 for that. At 1507 plugged RHC website, 1508 Efemérides = this day in history starting with 1871y when a poet was assassinated; 1510 `news` bulletin all about the woes of Obama and the USA, not Cuba. Anyhow, it seems that RHC is no longer replaying wholesale the 11-14 UT Despertar con Cuba show at 1500 (GlennHauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. VOI check Aug 25 at 1303 on 9524.9: S9+18 signal, but very undermodulated; I could just barely recognize the voice of the OM in Banjarmasin with the YL in Jakarta for another of their weekly Tuesday co-produxions. It was also undermodulated the day before (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH [non]. Tnx to a tip from Gerry Dexter in the NASWA Flashsheet I looked for Furusato no Kaze on 9585 between strong R. Australia signals on 9580 and 9590, Aug 25 at 1352. Tuning between them I could barely hear 5 kHz hets, so knew there was a weak carrier halfway. With BFO on, I could make out some speech which sounded like Japanese. WRTH A-09 update has this clandestine as 1330-1400 via Tainan, TAIWAN, while Aoki says Taipei at the odd timing of 1333-1357 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** RUSSIA. The 13775 signal via Khabarovsk, the only VOR English frequency to NAm until 0600*, is beginning to lose out, as darkness grows over this northerly path; poorly audible Aug 24 around 0530. They need to move lower by Sept 1, if they refuse to use a Caribbean-area relay instead.

The RUVR frequency schedule is no longer full of asterisks denoting mid-season frequency shifts, so supposedly no changes until October 25, or will they put up a new one in September?

Or so it seemed, but next night Aug 25 at 0426, VG signal again on 13775
concluding Moscow Mailbag, YL and an American-accented guy named John ???, who no offense, is no Joe Adamov. So the signal is getting more variable at least (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) see also ZAMBIA [and non]

** SUDAN [non]. 17745, Tue Aug 25 at 1514, F-G with fades, in Arabic dialect (doesn`t sound like regular Arabic), mentioning the English phrase ``Sudan Radio Service`` and again at 1516; meanwhile with inserts off phone/internet which sounded condensed/compacted with the pauses removed. This is via Sines, PORTUGAL, 250 kW at 114 degrees, 1500-1700. Aoki shows the first semihour in English daily, but obviously not the case. WRTH A-09 update shows English on this frequency is 1500-1530 Sat & Sun only. Most SRS Arabic broadcasts there are labeled ``Simple`` as opposed to Darfuri (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TAIWAN. 9735, RTI Japanese service running open carrier between the 11-12 and 13-14 broadcasts when checked at 1247 Aug 25; no spurs audible on 9730 or 9740. 1305 recheck, 9735 had resumed modulating in Japanese (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15470-15475-15480, DRM check from IBB/HCJB Greenville, Aug 24 at 2030: yes, it`s still there, weak but plenty to disrupt any possible reception of LRA36 Antarctica 15476. The DRM testers kept to this frequency even after I reminded them of LRA36. They say it will stop at some unspecified time once their tests are completed; it cannot be soon enough for the poor Antarcticans and their would-be DX listeners (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WTJC, 9370v with distorted FM spurs centered approximately 9397 and 9343 with preacher at 0422 Aug 25. Before 1300 Aug 25 I was not hearing 9370, but at 1302 it was on in IRN ``news``, plus spurs around 9395 and 9345. Meanwhile sibling WBOH 5920v with usual big het and collision from Russia around 1230 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ZAMBIA [and non]. 13590, CVC Lusaka at 1253 Aug 25 in English about the AU, mixed with oriental language at slightly lower level. Per Aoki, it`s VOR in Chinese until 1300, 100 kW 110 degrees from Novosibirsk, followed except Sundays by an hour of Mongolian (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. DW Rwanda 15410.0 often has a het on it one side or the other, and Aug 25 at 1339 a carrier was measured on 15408.4 while much stronger DW was in Hausa this hour.

The only reasonable explanation is clandestine V. of Tibet, in Chinese via Tajikistan, known to jump around, and/or ChiCom jamming, but per Aoki Aug 24, VOT is now scheduled only at 1315-1330 on 15415. HFCC has Dushanbe available on 15410 between 1230 and 1400.

However, the VOT schedule in the WRTH A09 update of last May covers what we heard, in Tibetan after 1330:

kHz: 15412, 15422, 17550, 17557, 17560
Summer Schedule 2009
Chinese Days Area kHz
1230-1245 daily CHN 17557dsb±
1300-1330 daily CHN 15412dsb±

Tibetan Days Area kHz
1130-1230 daily CHN 17557dsb±
1245-1315 daily CHN 17557dsb±
1330-1400 daily CHN 15422dsb±, 17550dha
1330-1430 daily CHN 17560mdc
Key: ± Frequency variable.
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###

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Glenn Hauser logs August 24, 2009

** CANADA [and non]. CHU, 7850, at 1413 Aug 24 time pips mixed with some hashy QRM, and also 2-way SSB slightly on the hi side, language not determined. The hashy QRM I would have assumed to be coming from my VCRs or TVs, but has been reported by others as a CHU transmitter defect (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake Aug 24: at 1340 good S9+18 signal with flutter on 10210, its favorite haunt lately, but just barely audible on 9000, and found nowhere else between 8 and 19 MHz, except parallelable mixed with CNR1 and VOA on 12040 at 1348. 10210 FD resumed at 1405 after open-carrier top-of-hour monitoring pause (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND. I`m usually too busy bandscanning at 1330 even to remember to check RNZI Mailbox fortnightly Mondays on 6170, and instead listen later to the audio file. But I did get it Aug 24 on 6170, now holding up later, tuning in at 1329 to find John Durham`s DX news already starting, so the show started at 1328 as later confirmed by checking audio file which is only 17:59 long.

His DX report was up- to-date and error-free, except for pronunciation of Villa as in Perú`s 4940 station. Included sound clips of that R. San Antonio and a few others: Saint Helena Day, Perú, Indonesia, India [q.v.], Thailand, Canada, Cuba, Papua New Guinea/NI, Spain, Vatican/Romania, Portugal. DX news lasted until 1338, i.e. about 9 minutes, followed by music fill segment, nothing else as Adrian Sainsbury was away, so no propagation and no ``mailbox``: you`d think Myra could handle those herself in a pinch (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 7676.0 at 1418 Aug 24, Spanish SSB 2-way, instead of ``puta madre`` heard ``te quiero mucho`` twice or thrice, quite an improvement. One assumes these are from or around Mexico, never IDing and unlicensed narcotraffickers or poachers; but at least when in the fixed bands could be licensed and legal private commercial, military or government stations, still not bothering to ID. I wish Mexican DXers or other native speakers would monitor these for better clues, especially the ones inside SW broadcast bands where SSB stix out like a sorethumb, but I seem to be the only one reporting them (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 11789.5, Aug 24 at 1342, SSB 2-way not in Spanish, but possibly Thai or Lao as I heard the word ``weela`` (way-lah) which means time, as about to read the clock. The stronger signal was a really slow talker, possibly half-asleep, but most of the next two sesquiminutes consisted of pauses; splash from 11785 China radio war (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###

Shortwave Radio Logs from WDX6AA

COSTA RICA   Radio Exterior Espana-REE Relay   3350  0256  Spanish  333  Aug 22  YL with comments.

CUBA   Radio Rebelde   5025  0305  Spanish  444  Aug 22  Vocal Cuban music. OM with ID 0309.

UNITED STATES, Tennessee   WWRB   3185  0240  English  433  Aug 22  OM preaching from the Bible about politics.

UNITED STATES, Tennessee   WWCR-1   3215  0253  English  444  Aug 22  OM interviewing an OM on Immigration and racism in the USA. //5050[444].

UNITED STATES, Tennessee   WWRB  5745  0320  English  444  Aug 22  OM talking about the F1N1 virus on the Radio Free America program. Suddenly off the air at 0324.

UNITED STATES, tennessee   WWRB   5070  0312  English  444  Aug 22  OM with comments on Radio Free America program.

UNITED STATES, Tennessee   WWCR #4   5890  0328  English  444  Aug 22  OM with comments on the plane crash from Brasil on Search ended Aug 20.

UNITED STATES, No Carolina   WBOH   5920  0330  English  444  Aug 22  OM singing a hymn followed by an OM with a sermon.

Stewart MacKenzie, WDX6AA
Huntington Beach, California, USA
"World Friendship Through Shortwave Radio Where Culture and Language Come Alive"

domenica 23 agosto 2009

Glenn Hauser logs August 21-23, 2009

** BIAFRA [non]. Sometime during the 19-20 UT Friday Aug 21 hour I tuned to 15665 for about four sesquiseconds to reconfirm VOBI still there via WHRI, and it was. BTW, James MacDonell in NW Nigeria tells me that as of Aug 23, R. Nigeria Enugu is gone again from 6025 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WTJC, 9370v, still accompanied by spurs. Aug 23 at 0514 during omniscient preacher, ratchety distortion matching 9370 modulation peaks heard centred about 9340 and 9400. Correlate with strong S9+20 signal on fundamental despite nightmiddle propagation (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Another check of VOA Greenville 17585, Aug 23 at 1417: continuous jazz, but not // 9760 Tinang which was as usual in news during this hour. Why isn`t that on 17585 too despite being a Sunday? Cut off without any announcement at 1430:00 as IBB has finally learned to do at Greenville to make way for Botswana`s takeover of same frequency, inaudible.

However, James MacDonell in Nigeria tells me that as of Aug 22, Botswana was still coming on at *1428 with Yankee Doodle Dandy sign-on routine, overlapping Greenville. It takes a while for instruxions to filter down to where they are sorely needed in the IBB bureaucracy (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VENEZUELA [non]. Sunday Aug 23 check for Aló, Presidente via RHC: At 1401, found open carriers on 11690 making a SAH with HCJB, and on 12010 aside the RTTY 12015. But nothing on 13750 which when on is the big signal for that service. 1413 recheck: same. 1414, also found OC on 13680, which on weekdays is regular RHC with big signal until 15. At 1416 weak OC on 17750, which is the fifth scheduled A,P channel. So some transmitter operators are expecting something to come thru.

At 1430, however, no longer any carriers audible on any of them, nor at 1454, so word must have come down by then that Hugo would be a no-show this week. Another check at 1539 reconfirmed nothing was on. But the secret mid-day extension (or rather repeat) of RHC`s own programming was underway on 11760, 11800 distorted and 13760. No further chex made past 2000, tho they could have faked me out with a later start (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###

Shortwave Radio Logs from WDX6AA

AUSTRALIA   Radio Australia-Shepparton   13630  2213  English  333  Aug 21  YL interviewing an OM.

BONAIRE   Radio Japan Relay-NHK   15265  2220  Japanese  333  Aug 21  YL and OM with comments  plus some music.

BONAIRE   Radio Nederland Intl Relay-RNI   15540  2224  Dutch  433  Aug 21  OM with comments on the daily Dow Jones results. Anthem 2226 and off the air 2227.

CUBA   Radio Habana Cuba-RHC   11760  2147  Spanish  333  Aug 21  YL and OM with comments. ID by a YL 2155.  YL with comments 2156. OM with an ID 2158 and off the air 2159.

CUBA   Radio Nacional Venezuela Relay-RNV   17705  2240  Spanish  433  Aug 21  YL with on going comments.

CHILE   CVC La Voz   17680  2245  Spanish  333  Aug 21  OM with on going comments.

SPAIN   Radio Exterior Espana-REE   15110  2215  Spanish  444  Aug 21  OM interviewing an OM.

UNBITED STATES   Unknown station   11785  2203  English  333  ASug 21  OM about his upcoming meetings at various hotels. Then comments on the Bible and Kenya comments 2210.

Stewart MacKenzie, WDX6AA
Huntington Beach, California, USA
"World Friendship Through Shortwave Radio Where Culture and Language Come Alive"

sabato 22 agosto 2009

Glenn Hauser logs August 21-22, 2009

** CANADA. CHU is rarely strong enough here to tell, but as Liz Cameron, MI, has been noting, there is some buzz mixing with the 7850 signal, Aug 22 at 1221. It`s more obvious with BFO on, and the transmitter seems slightly unstable (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Searching every kHz between 8 and 19 MHz for Firedrake, Aug 22 between 1200 and 1300, only found one, and it is new, 10210, poor with flutter at 1230. Next check at 1310, inaudible, altho next2 check at 1359 there it was again, but carrier cut off at 1400:30.

A few months ago FD was showing up in the 10.2+ MHz range, no doubt prompted by Sound of Hope using such frequencies. By golly, today`s edition of Aoki already has 10210 as a [possibly] 24 hour 1 kW Xi Wang Zhi Sheng SOH outlet, from Taiwan, 119-55 E. 26-10 N, and *jammed of course.

As for the absence otherwise of far out-of-band FD, this happened about the same time as Typhoon Morakot, so I theorize that many of the SOH low-power ham-type transmitters on Taiwan were blown off the air (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** COLOMBIA. Missing the night before, Marfil Estéreo back on 5910 air Aug 22 at 0538 with typical music (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. My thorough morning bandscan Aug 22 encountered DentroCuban Jamming Command pulses in some odd spots, probably spurs from nearby intentional jamming frequencies, or one of the innumerable transmitters on each victim channel mistuned.

1220 on 7378, covering 7375-7380, from 7405? Sometimes there is jamming against nothing on 7365 when not in use by Martí, not now.

1229 on 9930, lite pulses, no sign of scheduled T8WH Palau, vs very heavy jamming against inaudible WRMI 9955, which itself is totally uncalled-for as WRMI is now broadcasting R. Prague 7 days a week during this entire sesquihour. Commies vs ex-Commies? How many poor DentroCubans are starving because of this waste?

1246 on 9775, more weak but unmistakable pulsing, probably related to the heavy jamming on 9805 Martí. Collateral victims in this case would be Fu Hsing, Taiwan, and/or CNR-2 Beijing, unheard, in their own radio war. Notice that these Cuban jamming spurs(?) are typically 25-30 kHz on the lo side, not the hi side of the prime frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [non]. 5980, R. Martí, Aug 22 at 1159:30 cut off the air just as SW QSY announcement was starting, before any of the next batch of frequencies could be mentioned, leaving listeners stranded. How about a bit closer coördination between Miami and Greenville if not Washington? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GERMANY [non]. 13860 with YL in French, Aug 22 at 1234. It`s DW via Sines, PORTUGAL during this hour (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. Have not bothered to report VOI lately, but for the record, still going with English hour on 9524.9, Aug 22 at 1316 check reminiscing about the Japanese occupation. Signal rather weak; it was much better an hour earlier in Indonesian (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH. 6070, free of CFRX QRM so now the big roar from Pyongyang`s ailing transmitter can be heard in the clear, Aug 22 at 1204. Hardly any program modulation makes it thru the self-inflicted QRM, but heard a bit of music and 1210 traces of talk. Per Aoki, This is VOK`s Japanese service at 0900-1250, 125 kW, 109 degrees from Kanggye, which no doubt has an audience in Japan of approximately zero. How many poor North Koreans are starving because of this waste? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA SOUTH [and non]. KBSWR, 9650 via Canada, paused in bandscanning Saturday Aug 22 to listen to a few minutes of Worldwide Friendship mailbag show. At 1248 the YLs were reading some listener comments from website, but I heard no apology for publishing contest winners` full e-mail addresses. 1251-1254 weekly listening tips from Kevin O`Donovan in Farmington NM: LRA-36 currently being heard in Europe; Brunström heard RAE 15344; Willie`s Place (Nelson) is on Sirius 64 and XM something this weekend. If KBS is not enough for you from Korea, TBS-EFM is a 24-hour English station from Seoul, with Korean and Western pop music, some live news and talk shows, such as 11-13 UT ``In Town`` hosted by Sue Pa[r]k of KBS itself with pop hits and messages, webcast via

Checking that website, they case it ``tbs eFM``, and the show is axually ``M Town``, the hostess a.k.a. Park Su-yeon,
So what does M stand for, music/messages? BTW, TBS stands for Traffic Broadcasting System so no doubt we will also know all about the latest jams. Contact Kevin at dxshow @

Back to Seoul for the last few minutes, some KBS program previews for following week, but unfortunately ``today`s program highlights`` has been eliminated from KBS website in all languages. However, little by little they are enabling streaming to work on Macs, and also are twittering the latest news in English every minute (?!) via

I notice KBS just refers to `Korea`, not `ROK`, or `South Korea`, as if there were none other (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also NETHERLANDS [non]

** MEXICO. R. Mil, 6010, in the clear with fair signal, Aug 22 at 1200 with SEP PSA, ID for XEOY 1000 only, jingle and into music show, where Mexican music lives.

RASA Mérida, 6104.7, Aug 22, must have intuned just in time at 1205 as heard ad in Spanish strangely giving website ending in .uk, but big het from 6105.0, and also squeezed by stronger 6100 and 6110 signals. In next few minutes, could not pull any further audio from XEQM, which faded down quickly, but still able to het. 6100 is CRI in Russian via Beijing site; 6105 is Taiwan in Cantonese via Kouhu; 6110 is ChiCom jamming/VOA Tinian (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also UNIDENTIFIED 6045

** NETHERLANDS [non]. Hearing RNW in Dutch where I should not: 6225, Aug 22 at 0521, quite readable as BONAIRE leapfrog of 6165 over NHK relay this semihour only on 6195.

Also as soon as KBS via Sackville [see KOREA SOUTH] quit at 1259 Aug 22, RNW IS and Dutch announcements for Indonesia via Tinang, PHILIPPINES in clear for less than a minute until Sackville came back on with CRI relay. Sack is switching from 268 to 240 degrees during this break, and CRI does come in a bit stronger here, but RN continues audible underneath until 1330 at varying levels depending on day-to-day propagation fluxuation (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 13845, WWCR with very poor signal at early hour of 1235 Aug 22, not Brother Scare but certainly someone else preaching on The Overcomer Ministry, for // 3185 WWRB, but 13845 a few sex ahead of 3185 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TAIWAN. 9735, RTI Japanese service reactivated, Aug 22 at 1317, poor signal, no spurs today on 9730 or 9740. This is the Tainan transmitter that was blown off by typhoon, and temporarily replaced by 7130 from another site, where nothing was audible today. FE reports indicate this came back several days ago but first time I`ve heard it again (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. The first WWCR airing of WORLD OF RADIO 1474 confirmed on new experimental 15820 ex-15825, Friday Aug 21 at 2029:30 (rather than starting as early as 2028:30 sometimes), only fair signal here in the skip zone with no Es to help. Also Aug 22 at 1238 still on 15820, for how much longer? poor with preacher (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also SOUTH CAROLINA [non]

** U S A. WRNO must have been testing longer hours on 7505v, but Aug 22 at 0515 it was off as usual. Propagation was a bit strange, but surely would have heard some sign of it if on.

Also at 0510, 0515, WEWN absent from 7555 and 11870, but they have been missing quite a bit of airtime lately.

At 0515, usually dominant WYFR was JBA on 9680 and 9715, even less on 9355 and 9385, but good on 7730, so the MUF had plunged to between 8 and 9 MHz (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. A few weeks ago I found a time when World Harvest Radio was axually broadcasting DXing with Cumbre on SW, Sunday 1200 on WHRI 9410. The online schedule still shows it also Saturday on same, so finally checked for that Aug 22: NOTHING, not even on the air at 1223, so WHR`s fantasy scheduling is reconfirmed (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 9490, Aug 22 at 1225 M&M conversation, sounds like a mix between Korean and Japanese --- maybe Korean with a Japanese accent? That must surely affect some individuals with a cross-cultural background, but would not expect to be heard on VOA, which this turned out to be per schedule, 1200-1300 via Saipan (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Shortly after I tuned in 6045, Aug 22 at 0529, BBC Hausa via Ascension went off abruptly while still talking, but before it did I was noticing a fast rippling SAH, like we used to get from slightly off-frequency and very low-powered XEXQ San Luis Potosí, which has not been reported in months. And I never hear any trace of it around 1200/1400 when frequency is clear. However, after BBC off there was no audio to pull. Could also have been the new Uruguayan; nothing else scheduled, but bears further investigation 0530-0600 before 6045 is blocked another hour by KBSWR via Sackville (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISITENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6950-7000 approx., over-the-horizon radar pulsing/clicking, presumably China, at 1214 Aug 22. Then also heard a matching segment 6800-6840 peaking at 6820 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###