mercoledì 29 settembre 2010

Glenn Hauser logs September 28-29, 2010

** ANTARCTICA. 15476, LRA36, Wed Sept 29 at 1310 music and then YL talk, weaker than 15480 Rampisham. 1323, fair with music (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** AUSTRALIA. 15340, Sept 29 at 1332 South Asian music, except it`s tainted with Christian tinges, slow vocalizing, presumably hymn in Hindi (hymndi?), as shortly into such talk. Fair signal from HCJB as sometimes happens by longpath, but nasty het from weaker Morocco 15341 shortpath (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 6070, still open carrier, obviously CFRX with the lost modulation still ignored, meanwhile burning up a kWh for over a week, as of 0531 UT Sept 29. It could be a very simple problem to fix. I wonder if Steve Canney of ODXA has noticed these reports, as in 2008 he was their liaison/QSL manager for CFRX and eventually helped to get them back on air in 2009 and modulating properly after long downtime. There was also a CFRX yg which I can no longer reach, deleted? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake Sept 29:
 8400, nothing at 1258, nor any others after 1305, until:
10500, JBA at 1415
11100, open carrier with flutter at 1415; 1416 music cuts on, fair

** CUBA. RHC English Sept 29 at 0532 on 5970, 6010 and 6150 synchronized and just about equal in modulation too; usually, 6150 is undermod. However, 6060 was missing. Spanish on 6120 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EQUATORIAL GUINEA. 6250, Sept 29 at 0528 tune-in, Castilian talk from RNGE, S9+18, fair with fading, good modulation, 0533 into hilife music. This must have been a rare occasion when on early enough to collide with the Bonaire leapfrog mixing product also on 6250 from another Spanish, Radio Japón 6080 over RNW Dutch 6165, another 85 kHz higher, since the latter cuts off at 0527*. Rue having missed it as I listened too long to Radio Verdad. I`ll bet next mornings, RNGE is back coming on later if at all (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUATEMALA. 4055-USB, Sept 29 at 0523, mostly music from R. Verdad, fair signal with a bit o` carrier. 0601 sign-off message in English, hymn, 0602 Spanish announcement, 0603 NA. Somewhat better signal level than usual (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. GCN FM pirate in Enid, originally on 99.9, but which I caught on 99.7 instead Sept 27, was back on 99.9 Sept 28 at 1820 check with Alex Jones. How great it must be to have the flexibility to change frequencies at will, no paperwork, no red tape --- except eventual NAL for $10,000 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN [and non]. 15170, REE via CR, VG except for an undercurrent of BBC Russian, Sept 29 at 1315 with promo for ``Desde el Infierno``, featuring scary SFX, which would be Saturday into [early] Sunday at ``1-2 am``, i.e. 23-24 UT Saturday; but I had heard it back on Sunday July 18 at 2105 UT. This version of their program grid for A-10,
shows it only at 0000-0100 UT Sundays. Total confusion.

This Wednesday hour on REE had some great music, mostly Afro/Arab beat, but 1321 rap in English, // 17595; later promoed some other REE shows, probably also with wrong times, or applicable to domestic network without specifying as such. 1400 cut music to timesignal 2 sex late on 15170, partly caused by satellite delay, news. Outro at 1404 mentioned that this cast was provided by workers not participating in a general strike across Spain and Europe; 1405 into ``Paisajes y Sabores`` travelog from Almería (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 4695-USB, Sept 29 at 0537, tonal talk sounds like Chinese; monolog at first seemed scripted like a broadcast/feeder, but then interrupted by 2-way contacts. Of the 28,534 posts currently in the UDXF yg, not a single hit, searching on 4695 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###