giovedì 29 luglio 2010

Glenn Hauser logs July 29, 2010

** ANTARCTICA. 15476, RNASG, LRA36, July 29 at 1256 tune-in, better than yesterday with music, including lyric ``corazón a corazón``. But for the next semihour nothing but more music segués, as signal gradually declined (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake July 29: again nothing audible 8-18 MHz around 1240 or 1330. High-latitude FE propagation was poor, unlike Indonesia (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. Did not check around 05-06 July 29 whether RHC was on 6015 again instead of 6150, but did so at 1249: back on 6150 // 6110 and 6180, no mistaken 6015 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. 9526-, VOI, again VG signal but slight hum, July 29 at 1336 with ``Miscellany`` talk about gigarúpiah funding for education, aid from OECD, adhering to ISO standards 901 and 14,000. 1340 on to ``Music Corner`` featuring songs from Ambon region. Het from CRI Russian 9525.0 starts at 1357:15 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. New frequency for Brother Scare via WINB, 9335: filed under U S A in this and previous report (gh)

** TURKEY. 15450, VOT, Thursday July 29 at 1256 fair signal giving contact info including phone (or fax?) number, starting ``Live From Turkey``? No, it`s the conclusion of ``Question of the Month`` promo. Would LFT follow? Unfortunately I was soon distracted by LRA36 and spent the following semihour listening to it.

But I should be able to check the on-demand audio to see if LFT is on it. At there is a link to news for yesterday July 28, only. You have to click on the down arrow for more audio linx, such as the full July 28 broadcast --- just one. They used to have both the 1230 and 1830 broadcasts available for 24 hours, since when there was LFT they were not always identical (and news was presumably updated/different). Lacking two is further evidence that Live from Turkey has been canceled. Will have to wait a while longer for them to put up the July 29 file.

A new program schedule should have gone into effect July 1 for the second half of the year. Unfortunately, on the website at
is still displayed programming for the ``I. Term, January-February-March``! With wrong UT as 1530 and 2130, and still showing LFT not only on Thursdays but on Tuesdays, which was canceled earlier.

Before long we should be getting in the p-mail a new printed program folder, perhaps more accurate, if that too has not been deleted to save costs.

As for Question of the Month, here it is, winners by drawing getting an unspecified gift but safe to say less than 10 days in Turkey:
apparently for July but gives wrong deadline of June 30

** U S A. See previous report about WINB with Brother Scare on new 9335 at 18-20 UT (not 9355 as TOM site claims). I check again the next day, July 29, but earlier: 9265 is still on the air at 1458, sounds like BS, but shortly gone, so I tune to 9335: yes, carrier on around *1500, sign-on at 1501 not mentioning any frequency, and JIP (joined in progress) Brother Scare. It`s squeezed by RTTY on 9340 and WBCQ on 9330, and furthermore, underneath I could hear VOK IS and opening in English. 9335 is a longtime North Korean frequency, to North America no less, at 1300-1750. Way to go, WINB frequency manager! Now we have commies vs cultists! Does WINB still go to 13570 for the 16-18 break broadcasting other huxters? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###