martedì 13 luglio 2010

Glenn Hauser logs July 12-13, 2010

** CHINA. Firedrake July 13:
 8400, just barely audible at 1254
14700, JBA at 1258
No others heard 8-18 MHz by 1300

** CUBA. RHC anomaly check July 13: at 0556, once again in English service instead of Spanish on 6150, // 6060,, 6010, 5970. At the moment it was music, but these were all //, while Spanish talk was on 6120 // 5040 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [non]. 15595, clip of Fidel Castro, who recently came out of the woodwork (or the coffin?), on of all places, VOA Spanish, July 13 at 1233. I would love to have heard DentroCuban jamming atop Fidel, as it does jam VOA, but too strong here. Quickly switched to 9885 and could hear some jamming under, but nowhere near as loud as vs Martí on 9805. Other VOA // is 13715 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EQUATORIAL GUINEA. 6250, weak Spanish at 0555 July 13, poor in noise level. Presumably the quite irregular RNGE, as the Bonaire mixing product quits 6250 at 0527 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. 9525.9, VOI resumed modulating during English hour July 13 at 1305 check, after nothing but carrier and hum on July 12 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** LIBYA. The // unIDs in Arabic of yesterday are on again today July 13 from before 0500 UT on 9880 and somewhat weaker 9870, or at least more local interference on the lower.

0457, reverent-sounding talk, but not Qur`an recitation.
0458, music bit, talk with enhanced reverb, mentioning Allah
0459, oud strumming past 0500, no timesignal
0500+, no ID detectable, but resumes talking, mentions sharia
0503, traditional vocal music

I hope Arabic speakers will identify this. Probably on at least until 0600; was past 0530 yesterday (Glenn Hauser, OK, circa 0515 UT July 13, dxldyg and HCDX via DX LISTENING DIGEST)

Next check was at 0545, when M Arabic talk was underway. This time I can hear CCI on 9880 from VOA in French, causing a rippling subaudible heterodyne, so the two are a dekahertz or two apart. 9870 had hashy QRM from the hi side unlike 24 hours earlier, but may have been locally generated.

At *0558, 9880 overridden by VOA Greenville open carrier, about to take over VOA French from South Africa. So I now listen only to 9870:

0559, Big-Ben clone chimes for hourtop but no timesignal; fade during ID but giveaway ``jamahiriyah`` heard, so these are Libya! Continued in Arabic now with reverb added; 0602 brief march/fanfare and switch to YL in Arabic, perhaps news.

My inquiries led to further confirmation, as part of V. of Africa`s frequency shifts involving many other broadcasts, e.g. 17735 ex-17725 for Swahili until 1400 as I previously logged.

``From DX Mix Bulgaria, Ivo writes (via Wolfgang Büschel):
v0500-0700v on 9870 // 9880 kHz. Good reception here in BUL on both freqs. Co-ch on 9880 kHz from 0600-0630 [sic] UT Voice of America in French According to monitoring, which took place at the time it is 100% Libya "Idhaat Jamahiriya al Ovma" or "The Great Jamahiriya". Other frequency changes will check this afternoon and tonight.
0500 [sic]-0657 on  9870 //  9880
0700-0857 on 11630 // 11650``
Wolfy also notes that the English broadcast at 14-16 is not only on 15240 but adjacent 15235. I haven`t had a chance to log that one yet (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1640, KFXY Enid, continued mostly open carrier, July 12 at UT chex: 2103; 2126 southern gospel music cut on for 5 seconds; 2129:30 for 10 sex; 2135 fragment of an ad for 10 sex.

UT July 13 still not fixed; OCs noted at 0035, 0455.

Finally at 1230 it`s modulating, but instead of SG music, it`s sports talk, // KCRC 1390, apparently the only substitute programming they could come up with, and synchronized. 1255 ESPN promo and ID only for ``13-90 KCRC``. 1259 again on 1640, ID only for KCRC, then ``Huckaby Report`` including ad in his own voice pushing gold, to 1304.

At strange time of 1305:30, started ABC News, still // 1390; 1309:30 joined ESPN sports talk in progress, but shortly superimposed (finally!) a legal ID for ``KFXY, Enid-Oklahoma City, The New Faith 16-40`` as sports talk continued! What a mess. Not so strange: sports is a religion around here closely allied with Christianity (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 12050, one WEWN frequency missing again July 13 at 1304, still in Spanish on 11550, English on 13835. At 1837 check, 12050 is back on in Spanish but a different frequency is missing, 13830, while 15610 English is on as normal. Then at 1838 I notice a weak carrier cutting on and off 13830, amid DentroCuban jamming bleed from 13820 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VATICAN. 11625, July 13 at 0550, Brazilian more than Luso Portuguese, but with Italian accent, from VR, scheduled 0530-0600 to W Africa; fair (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###