venerdì 26 marzo 2010

Glenn Hauser logs March 26, 2010

** EGYPT. 15710, R. Cairo Indonesian service, March 26 at 1310, quite distorted audio, plus a spur almost as strong around 15700. A weaker blob on the high side around 15720 probably from same (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MADAGASCAR [and non]. See March 25 UNIDENTIFIED report on 6135. Tried again March 26 and already weak signal as early as 1347 with no QRM; intonation sounds French, and shortly into a song. Kept going past 1400 until announcement at 1401, again sort of French but can`t be sure. More of same, mostly music, interrupted at 1407 by BBCWS English ID loop giving website, and putting a SAH on the frequency. It seems the Singapore/Kranji transmitter was just tuning up for the pending Vietnamese broadcast at 1430, but fortunately went back off at 1408. Meanwhile checked 7105 and 5010 but no trace of Madagascar or anything there.

1414 another announcement and back to `island` music. Reception was not improving as we are gaining light on this end altho gaining night on the originating end, assuming it is Antananarivo, and don`t see how it could be anything else, so mark this presumed. Their sunset today is 1456 UT. My local noise level seems higher than yesterday; just about gone by 1425, and BBC comes back on at 1429+.

The long path from Madagascar is almost all over-water, thru southern Indian Ocean, hitting only the SE corner of Australia = Victoria, and across the Pacific transiting the Equator near Kiribati. Madagascar is also the closest country to our antipodes (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ROMANIA. 15430, RRI English with Letterbox replying to several listeners, Friday March 26 until 1252, good signal and // slightly weaker 15105. A few minutes later signing off until next English at 1800 with all its SW frequencies and satellite parameters, and only some of the frequencies for tomorrow at 1200, which will be the last one before shifting an UT hour earlier for A-10 on different channels, and once again, following this biweek of confusion, becoming less convenient for North Americans deprived of any intentional English in our mornings from RRI (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SAUDI ARABIA. 21600, BSKSA Holy Qur`an Service, March 26 at 1345, quite weak but // better 21460. The main program on 21640 had best signal, // 21505. Don`t often hear 21600 which goes off before 1400. If we had a really big opening from SA, there would be mixing products audible among all of these (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. More WORLD OF RADIO 1505 monitoring chex UT Friday March 26: 0000+ on alleged Area 51 webcast: no, just music and chat labeled Lumpy Gravy show; at 0030 on WRMI 9955, confirmed with fair signal and no jamming audible. 0100+ on ACB Radio Mainstream webcast, confirmed. 0330 on WWRB 3185: confirmed, VG signal, started at 0331. 1430 on WRMI 9955: confirmed, no jamming audible, but very weak signal between Japanese from Palau on 9950, and perpetual RTTY around 9960. Next chance is 2030 on WWCR 7465, which from next Friday will be on 15825 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WTWW missing again from 9480, at 1428 check March 26 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###