lunedì 9 agosto 2010

Glenn Hauser logs August 9, 2010

** ALBANIA. 13755, R. Tirana, Monday Aug 9 at 1427 IS, but insufficient, suffering splatter from CRI/Cuba 13740, and overload from RHC 13780. Nevertheless, it was the best if not only signal reaching us from Europe on the 22m band. 1430 sign-on announcement was giving the correct A-10 schedule, but mostly uncopiable.

BTW, this frequency is missing from the EiBi list; still shown on 13625, the B-09 channel for 1530; a quick check indicates the other RT entries are current. Looks like RT would be better off in A-seasons even further from Cuba, really in the low 13600`s (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ANTARCTICA. 15476, LRA36: first check this week, Aug 9 at 1335 found no signal, but next check at 1359 brought weak carrier and music, no het from 15480. Next2 check at 1424, still JBA pop music on 15476 and now het with 15480 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA [and non]. 15430, Aug 9 at 1335, weak signal in Chinese, accompanied by a weaker carrier on 15433, and an even weaker one on 15435. V. of Tibet is scheduled via UAE on 15430 at 1330-1400 in Tibetan, but frequency can vary to avoid jamming. Probably what I had on 15430 was CNR1 jamming, and one of the others possibly VOT or more jamming; nothing scheduled on 15435.

Meanwhile, no Firedrakes at all found this morning, altho I did not get to 17515 before 1330 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. Altho En Contacto, RHC`s Spanish DX program was replaced by the stamp program Sunday Aug 8 before 1350 as in previous report, EC appeared as usual for a later repeat, checked at 0137 UT Monday Aug 9 on 11760, during the opening happy-birthday segment (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. 9525.9, VOI English, VG signal Monday Aug 9 around 1335 with Indonesian lesson, but we really need some visual aid. Still on the air at 1417 in Indonesian hour atop CRI Russian het on 9525.0 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH [and non]. 13760, VOK in English, Aug 9 at 1329, weak signal but with fast SAH indicating another station on frequency, but none are scheduled. Possibly Turkey was still stuck there after German should have ended at 1223v (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** LIBYA. I never had any luck hearing VOA`s English at 14-16 on its new frequencies 15235 and 15240, and now they are gone since Aug 6: nothing audible at 1405 Aug 9 (tho Wolfgang Büschel found they were sometimes very late coming up). On Aug 7, Joe Hanlon in NJ heard English back on 17725 and 21695, the previous pair. Today I can barely detect a carrier on 17725 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1580, KOKB Blackwell, was already modulating sportstalk, Monday Aug 9 at 1303 UT check, after a weekend of open carrier. I remain amazed at the slipshod way this station is being run (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. 17740, Aug 9 at 1402 tune-by, very weak signal audiblized briefly ``international --- mission`` in American accent, sounds like VOA news. Yes, during this hour only, VOA Botswana at 10 degrees.

Quickly checked 17585 Greenville, and instead of news on the hour, it was already in music! But at 1407, 17585 had interview with Islamabad correspondent about the flooding, and then from China about the mudslides. Must be Crossroads Asia, and confirmed as such by // 9760 Philippines, an echo apart.

Normally, the 1400-1430 segment from Greenville on weekdays carries Music Mix after the news, so Africans cannot be exposed to news about --- ugh --- Asia. Then at 1423, 17585 has switched back to Music Mix with rap, not // 9760, but // 15580 São Tomé. I guess there was a program feed mixup into GB (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGST)

** U S A. 5755, WTWW at 0215 Aug 9 with PPPP, so apparently the frequency-change problem has been fixed (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###