lunedì 10 maggio 2010

Glenn Hauser logs May 9, 2010

** CUBA. 15380, RHC, May 9 at 1905 I hear the unique voice of Manolo de la Rosa telling radio-related story of some maritime disaster; thus it is another secret unscheduled time for Encuentro DX. It`s 15 minutes long, so I don`t know when it started or whether one could depend on same next Sunday (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KUWAIT. 15540, R. Kuwait with good strong signal during English broadcast, Sunday May 9 at 1903 with reminiscences of the Gulf War, interspersed with sad music longer than the talk segments, about preparing for chemical weapons attacks by Saddam, how he set 700 oil wells afire, etc. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA. 15120, I am not hearing V. of Nigeria when I should be, such as around 0500; or 1907 UT May 9. Airings have been constantly changing as they are bringing new Abuja transmitter online, so is there any reliable schedule? Has anyone else noticed them absent lately? Aoki showed Ikorodu on 15120 was supposed to be in English at 05-07, 15-16, 17-21 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SYRIA [and non]. 12085, May 9 at 1857, open carrier with continuous whine less than 1 kHz. Has to be R. Damascus; I think the whine is coming out of the same transmitter rather than a heterodyne. This is between scheduled German and from 1900 French. At 1900 I can make out some music under the whine, seems like military band with national anthem. Meanwhile nothing but Good Friends Radio Network via WBCQ audible on 9330 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. 15550, WJHR detectable on USB, May 9 at 1850 but incredibly weaker than Kuwait on 15540, even more so than Portugal on 15560 with silly ballgame (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15385, aside RHC 15380, Sunday May 9 at 1902 a poor carrier with some JBA music; surely KJES on usual schedule with usual defects (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9955, WRMI is on the air weekend afternoons unlike, it seems, weekdays. Sunday May 9 at 1853 poor signal in Spanish, seems unjammed, or maybe very weakly, indistinguishable from noise level. 1858 bit of ``Cuba Libre`` song and Ninochka closes this broadcast of La Voz del Consejo, says will return M-F at 9-10 pm = (Tue-Sat 01-02 UT). The weekend broadcasts are Sunday 05-06, Sat & Sun 18-19. By recheck 1901, WORLD OF RADIO 1511 is underway (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 11875, May 9 at 1855 fairly good signal, but low modulation, and noise seems to be coming out of same transmitter. African language, mentions Bible. YFR 65 degrees via Ascension is listed here in Igbo.

At 1900 I retune and find a different, weaker signal on 11875. That would be IBRA, 160 degrees via Rampisham UK, which HFCC also considers to be a USA station, rather than Swedish. Aoki shows it`s their R. Ibrahim service at 1900-2030 --- the first semihour in Fulfulde daily, the last quarterhour in Hausa daily. In between, a complex rotation of quarter-hour segments in Tamajeq, Moore, Malinke, Jula, Zarma, Fon and Wolof, depending on day of week (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###