venerdì 16 luglio 2010

Glenn Hauser logs July 15-16, 2010

** ALASKA. 7355, KNLS, July 16 at 1201, Lucy Grant and Rob Scobey opening English hour with summary of magazine items to follow, culminating with Creation Moment, the anti-science feature over all these gospel-huxter stations. And ``music from the 80s, 90s and today``. Initially good reception likely to degrade as the hour wears on, but not for me, their stealth evangelism. Also audible after 1300 in Chinese on 9920 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. OTH radar pulsing, presumed from here, July 16 at 1158 on 7055-7120, with a dip around 7090, yes in the 40m hamband. Intruder watchers, get `em. Then at 1205, also found ranging 6875-6925 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake July 16:
14700, JBA at 1255. No others found 8-18 MHz. However,

15285, at 1256 July 16, open carrier, 1257 B-B-C- chimes IS in the clear, so I stayed tuned to hear the jamming start. At 1259:50 Firedrake cut on briefly over BBC sign-on, but at 1300 switched to CNR1 jamming with Mandarin IDs, way over BBC.

15571, at 1348 July 16 making het with equally weak 15570 signal. Signs of the radio war between the ChiCom and V. of Tibet via TAJIKISTAN, scheduled on 15570 at 1330-1430, per Aoki.

Also could hear a lower-pitched het from 15266 additional ChiCom jamming vs Taiwan 15265 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EGYPT. R. Cairo continues to exhibit horrible disconnect between program produxion and listener reception. Both studio and transmitter operation are at fault, often combining for impossibly audible and totally wasted broadcasting. Someone please tell Pres. Mubarak that heads need to roll at ERTU. Er, not quite so explicitly.

Altho earlier UT July 15 0318 as in last report, I had found Arabic on 9305 well-modulated, next check at 2340, signal is good, but only bits of audio are making it thru at modulation peaks, totally unusable.

11590, during English to western NAm, at first check 2308 or so was barely modulated; but at 2340 had good modulation during Arabic music. YL announcement which followed at 2349 was just barely modulated, and combined with her accent, made readability=1. Sounded like she was way off-mike in the studio. T-storm in the next county did not help either. 2352 recorded music resumed and once again modulation OK.

UT July 16 at 0011 check, 11590 just concluding lesson 136 of Arabic by Radio. Modulation good both in Arabic and English. Then live(?) continuity announcement in English very undermodulated. And so it goes (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IRAN. 13715, July 16 had some MOR piano music, off without announcement at 0029*. This is listed as VIRI Chinese service from 2330, 75 degrees from Sirjan, slightly off-target here (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ROMANIA [and non]. 9580, RRI English, good UT Friday July 16 at 0037:30 starting Listeners` Letterbox, replying to reception reports with several breaks for folk music including at 0041, 0045, ``goodbye`` at 0050. Well-done show.

Then I tuned over to SERBIA [non] on 9675, which was starting to play some of their own folk music to conclude English semihour (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1521 monitoring chex, via webcasts:
WBCQ, 7415, confirmed after 1900 Thursday July 15.
Global Voice Radio, confirmed after 2130 Thursday.
ACB Radio Mainstream, pre-empted by something else, info for the blind, both after 0100 and 0300 UT Friday. Nothing on website schedule to explain this, where WOR still appears every two hours thru 2330, when I hope some of the repeats will still happen.
WWRB, 3185, confirmed after 0330 UT Friday July 16.
Next chances on WWCR: Fri 2029 on 15825, Sat 1630 on 12160, Sun 0230 on 4840, Sun 0630 on 3215, Sun 2330 on 9980 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VENEZUELA [non]. 11705, RNV via CUBA, July 16 at 1223 open carrier only --- or rather, turning volume all the way up, I can hear traces of Spanish not // RHC 11760. Still unsounding at 1253 check. Ship a few barrels of oil back to Caracas. Of course, at RNV HQ they don`t even know about any of the morning relays via Cuba which have been in effect for years, at 1000, 1100, 1200 and 1500 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. After managing to modulate most of the week, KOKB, 1580, Blackwell OK was back to open carrier Friday July 16 at 1307 UT, so I strained to hear the weak stations underneath. All in English, but if KOKB can keep from modulating into Saturday we`ll have another try at the unID Spanish. Today one station is dominating with sports talk, about baseball, basketball, golf, not // ESPN on KCRC 1390. At 1343 another station fades up briefly with YL host, phone number starting with 944-, perhaps a local swap show somewhere (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 12015, just as I tuned in, July 16 at 1351, a strong tone test went off. Likely VOA Greenville-B setting up for the 17-19 UT English broadcast to Africa vs perpetual 12015 RTTY (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###