domenica 11 luglio 2010

Glenn Hauser logs July 10-11, 2010

** AUSTRALIA. Another check to see what RA is doing with 9500 and 9475, July 11: at 1241, nothing on 9500, and too much WTWW 9479 splash to detect RA on 9475, but presumably still back there (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake July 11:
 9380, good at 1242 before WWRB was on 9385
10500, fair at 1324
13970, fair at 1252; gone at 1320
15140, very poor at 1254
no others heard up to 18 MHz by 1257

17515, CNR1 hard-sell Chinese talk, July 11 at 1309. What do you know, not scheduled here per HFCC, just BBC Uzbek, 250 kW, 57 degrees from Cyprus. CNR1 is of course really a jammer, ChiCom interfering in the internal affairs of Uzbekistan (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. RHC again with English instead of Spanish on 6150, July 11 at 0520, // 5970 and 6060; while biggest signal on 6010 has not English but Spanish // 6120, 5040. Feed wires crossed, or some arcane deliberate change without notice?

12030, July 11 at 1248 still with big buzz extending somewhat past the satellite spurs on 12000, 12060. Not the place to listen to ``Cuba Campesina`` music (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GERMANY [non]. 7430, July 11 at 0528 DW with German lesson for English listeners, but chopped off incomplete at 0529:30* by VTC Rampisham UK relay scheduled due south at 0500-0530. English continues for the rest of the hour only via Sri Lanka DRM on 17520-17525-17530, per EiBi, so DW obviously cares nothing about its poor AM listeners on this and other semi-frequencies (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND. 11670-11675-11680 with DRM noise July 11 at 0515, but no AM signal on 11725, so one RNZI transmitter must be down. Next check at 1347 when there is no DRM scheduled, 6170 was still audible with music. Nothing found on website about maintenance downtime (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. Re previous report of KXOK-32/DT 31 running old movies instead of scheduled minor-network programming: later July 10 this was replaced by black screen with ``No Signal!`` in the middle, below a blue button-like circular thingie but the audio hum is maintained. And this time no excuse by a storm blowing through. Still thus at 1630 UT July 11. What a mickey-mouse operation, no one minding the store at least on weekends (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ROMANIA. 17600, July 11 at 1309 YL in Chinese, unusually stronger than neighbor REE 17595. She`s low-key, obviously not CNR1 like 17515. Clinched by a bit of Romanian folk music; yes, RRI is scheduled 1300-1330 on 17600 via Tiganeshti, 300 kW, 67 degrees in Chinese (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Another WORLD OF RADIO broadcast on WRMI 9955 has been replaced by a preacher: business must be picking up. 1330+ Sunday July 11. We are awaiting a complete updated schedule.

On July 8, Jeff White informed us that the 0030 UT Friday timeslot formerly occupied by WOR, beginning next week, will be a Cuban program called "Célula Secreta."
Also, ``As of next week, Radio República is dropping the morning broadcast from 0900 to 1200 UT Monday-Friday and the evening broadcast from 0200 to 0400 Tuesday-Saturday. They will still be on weekdays 2300 to 0200 on 9490 [Sackville], and 0200-0400 UT Sunday and Monday on 9955.`` That opens a lot of time, 25 hours per week, for WRMI to fill with something else (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 15750, July 11 at 1312, S9+15 but fluttery signal with sweep tone tests, as if proofing a new transmitter. Ranges from inaudibly low-pitched to inaudibly high-pitched. Stopped at 1315, just open carrier, 1318 resumed sweeping; next check 1347, off. Nothing on the online skeds to account for this during a time 15750 is not attributed to any station, except for a wooden Bulgarian DRM in HFCC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###