sabato 21 novembre 2009

Glenn Hauser logs November 21, 2009

** CHINA. Firedrake Nov 21 at 1418: nil on 8400, good on 9000 // 10210 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** COSTA RICA. After hearing Spanish music from Romania instead of Spain on 15170, I checked the other Cariari relay frequencies Nov 21 at 1614: 9765 open carrier S9+12 and at first could hear no audio except WWCR 9980 overload, but finally JBA classical music apparently in a soft passage making the undermodulation worse. 17850 much stronger at S9+20 and undermodulated music JBA there // 17595 direct but after satellite delay. At 1623 the other Cariari transmitter audible on 15125; all grossly undermodulated (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EQUATORIAL GUINEA. 15190, Nov 21 at 1624, fair signal, preacher screaming about Jeezus, no doubt R. Africa (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDIA. AIR Aligarh blobwatch inconclusive Nov 21: at 1423 there was a bit of a mess around 9460, but not sure that was it; also a very weak carrier detectable on 9470 and could not // it or 9460 to 9425, itself rather weak. 9470 could well be VOR Moscow as sked after 1400. For best results one preferably chex at *1317.

9870, AIR VBS, Nov 21 at 1610 averaging S9+18 and not too much flutter in Indian pop music, announcements in Hindi, ads, no QRM (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PORTUGAL. 15560, RDPI, strongest signal on 19m band, // much weaker 15520, Nov 21 at 1625 with fado, other music. During pause lacking any intentional modulation, continuous whine on the 15560 transmitter clearly audible. Only expect to hear this active on weekend mornings (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ROMANIA. 15170 with songs in Spanish, tangos, Nov 21 at 1442. Don`t you believe it`s REE since Cariari has Saturday off from 15170, and not // REE 17595. Instead parallel 11940 RRI in music-culture show announced in Romanian (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SUDAN [non]. 17745, SRS via PORTUGAL, Sat Nov 21 at 1530 tune-in, English talk by M&W, heavy accent and heavy echo but not during the music breaks. Same date, Brian Alexander was hearing them in English from *1459 but Arabic at 1529, as per WRTH saying English is Sat/Sun only. But back in English when I intuned (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. ``Ears to Our World``, the PCJ Media special about radio in Africa, was repeated at 1400 UT Sat Nov 21 on WRMI 9955, but DentroCuban jamming was at about the same level, sometimes on top. Tnx a lot, Arnie! I only heard the first quarter on the first airing UT Fri Nov 20 at 0200 when it pre-empted WORLD OF RADIO, so hope the entire file will be availablized at
but not yet as of 1945 UT Nov 21 (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Surprised to hear Martha Garvin`s ``Musical Memories`` Sat Nov 21 at 1407 on 7490, i.e. following ``Rock the Universe`` at 13-14 on WWCR-3. Per the current pdf program grid dated Nov 1, the Sat 1400-1430 program is supposed to be Country Crossroads.

MM has Martha accompanying herself loudly on piano, belting away hymns and somewhat secular songs on a theme: this week, what else, Thanksgiving, with ``We Gather Together`` as I intuned, and after some comments, next on to Irving Berlin`s ``Count Your Blessings``, and at 1414 ``Great Is Thy Faithfulness``.

MM is on the WWCR grid as follows: Sat 1530 on 15825, Sun 1100 on 5070, Tue 1830 on 15825, Wed 1330 on 15825 --- so this week at least, she`s on a frequency with a big signal, and at a waking hour! However, 7490 had massive distortion from selective fading on top of WWCR`s audio processing, not ideal for music in the first place.

MM is missing from the program linx page at but googling soon finds her website ``OLD SONGS OF THE CHRISTAIN [sic] FAITH!" with portrait where several of her shows are available online and by DVD. Google also reminds us that she is or was also on WINB but her website gives no SW schedule (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 13845, WWCR with PMS, Nov 21 at 1434 and QRM from WEWN 13835 parasitic hash which always accompanies at least one of its transmitters plus and minus 10 kHz. We have been outpointing this for months, but it goes on and on. Perhaps a direct complaint from victim adjacent stations WWCR, and in other cases WYFR, would get something done about it, unless nobody really cares! Not that I am dying to hear PMS, DGS or BS on 13845 nor anything from WYFR e.g. 11530, 15600. Catholix vs Protestants, or whatever they are (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6074, 8GAL, CQ/V ID marker from 8GAL just barely audible, Nov 21 at 1400 following grossly out-of-synch timesignals between R. Rossii, 6075, Pet/Kam signing off, and CNR1/Taiwan radio war already in progress. While I hate to `lose` the all-too-brief, 8GAL signal, with the BFO originally zeroed on 6075 audibilizing the CW, I did downtune quickly to reconfirm it`s really on 6074 as the pitch of the CW decreased to zero (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 7660 approx., Nov 21 at 1416 someone singing distortedly as I tuned across. Not AM, and not SSB either as I switched on BFO, so maybe NBFM, but soon gone and did not come back in next few minutes, to downpin frequency which could be +/- 5. Possibly 2 x 3830 or so, some ham around-playing (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###