mercoledì 17 novembre 2010

Glenn Hauser logs November 16, 2010

** ARGENTINA. 15344.9, Nov 16 at 2158, RAE`s haunting IS and IDs, fluttery averaging S9+10, but sounds far-away and other-worldly; 2200 accurate timesignal, music, opening Spanish. Morocco not a problem, either already off or outfaded earlier. Only a sesquimonth to go before RAE has to close down unless it gets paltry funding to expel the PCBs from its transmitter (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** AUSTRALIA [non]. 13590, Nov 16 at 2207, fair signal with news in Strine, so could it be CVC Zambia, confirmed earlier today still on this frequency? No, now it`s Radio Australia with news of an accident in the Oz Antarctic, death of an aboriginal leader; 2209 references  This transmission is 22-24 UT, 100 kW due west via KHBN PALAU, a.k.a. T8WH Belau (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHILE. 17680, Nov 16 at 1202, CVC La Voz opening medical advice show in Spanish, ``Anti-Virus``. At least, I think it`s medical; S9+18 at usual excellent level (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EQUATORIAL GUINEA. 15190, yesterday I thought I was still hearing convicted and incarcerated child sex molester Tony Alamo on Radio Africa. Today, November 16 it`s definite. Tune-in at 2153 to hear YL giving area code 479 phone and fax numbers. Close, but no cigar, as 479 is NW Arkansas including Fort Smith, not SW Arkansas, Texarkana. But she`s immediately followed by the mumbler saying ``Pastor Tony Alamo . . . God bless you``. Then canned ID by R. Africa announcer spelling out postal address in Accra, G-H-A-N-A (was my hearing Zimbabwe before mistaken, or alternative?), ``thank you for listening to Radio Africa``. 2157 it`s back to Tony Alamo introducing another of his numbered programs, in the two-hundreds, I think he said. Interesting to compare signal with 15195, YFR via Ascension, about to go off; Africa had less flutter (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDIA. 7550, AIR GOS, Nov 16 at 2225 during sporting segment, presumably about cricket as little else matters. Weaker here than // 6280 as reported yesterday; also on weaker // 9445 but out of synch with the others.

HFCC has both 6280 and 9445 as 500 kW, 320 degrees from Bengaluru, but no listing for 7550, a frequency certainly in use previously and now.

The handy but hit-and-miss archive of B-10 schedules from miscellaneous sources at does not include AIR B-10, nor for A-10 either.

Strangely, DX Asia does not have B-10 info yet either, but for A-10
7550 GOS-4  1745 1945 N-W.Africa External
7550 French 1945 2030 N-W.Africa External
but not for the GOS-5 2045-2230 emission.

However, Jose Jacob`s version, also for A-10 as of June, no B-10:
``2045-2230 English 6280(B) 7550(Kh) 9445(B) 9940 9950*(Kh) UK & W. Europe`` with 7550 in bold red as a ``late change``. Kh means Khampur site near Delhi.

Alokesh Gupta`s list is even older, for B-09, as of 13 November 2009,
maybe not meant to be accessed now? But bookmarked:
already had 7550: ``7550 250 Delhi (Khampur) 1745-1945 English, 1945-2045 Hindi, 2045-2230 English (Europe) (ex 7410)``

AIR`s own website
is undated and apparently not meant to be current; it does show frequencies for most of the broadcasts but they are missing for this one, GOS No. V, at 0215-0400 IST!

The B-10 Prime Time Shortwave by country list as of Nov 8:
India All India R. 2045-2230 Eu 6280, 7550, 9445, 9950 drm
India All India R. 2045-2230 Oc 9910, 11620, 11715

EiBi by time as of November 9 has all three of the Eu frequencies as Bengaluru:
``2045 2230  IND All India Radio DIGITAL E   Eu  9950k
  2045 2230  IND All India Radio GOS     E   Eu  7550b 9445b 6280b
                                             Oc  9910a 11715k
                                             FE  11620b
                                             SEA 11620k``

shows 6280, 7550 and 9445 all as B-10 info for 2045-2230, Bengaluru except 7550 Khampur.

So 2.5 weeks into the new season, not all sources have the latest info, but the latter ones appear correct as far as the Eu frequencies we can hear. Obviously there is no reliable source out of AIR itself, which ideally would make all these sources match immediately (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1560, Nov 16 at 2057:30 UT I do catch a quick ``1560 KEBC`` ID from Radio Disney, confirming the latest call change. Seems R. Disneys never ID right at the hourtop, so tune-in early is necessary. Many new calls for this net`s stations alluded to Disney characters, e.g. 620 KMIK Plano TX; (Defunct 1380 KMUS was lucky coincidence, from Muskogee to Mouse). But can`t think of anything to fit KEBC beyond a rather lame ``Kids Enjoy BroadCasting``.

1560 was KOCY for quite a while, then in early October, 1340 KEBC was renamed KGHM as in game, but Clear Channel wanted to park the KEBC calls somewhere, so moved them to 1560. What about KOCY now, which would seem a more natural call for a station in Oklahoma City? FCC Queries show it unassigned to any AM, FM or TV station anywhere as of Nov 16, so CC apparently let the most historic set loose (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST) PS: Happy anniversary, State of Oklahoma

** PERU. 18058-, since everything from Los Ángeles to Calera de Tango was inbooming on 16m, Nov 16 at 2204 it`s time to check for the third harmonic of R. Victoria, Lima --- yes, it`s JBA with music, I think (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17920v, whiny spur audible Nov 16 at 2201, so KVOH Simi Valley must be inbooming on fundamental 17775: yes, S9+25 with usual lofi and distorted music, the SSOB, compared to CVC Chile only S9+18 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 3160, WPJK, Orangeburg SC: since I have been missing it in the mornings, seeking it in the afternoon before 2215* UT as required by FCC for this daytimer. Nov 16 tune-in at 2214 and can detect the carrier but no audio in high noise level, plus it`s fading out and in. But it doesn`t go off at 2215: still 2216, 2217, 2218, 2219 --- then cuts off at 2220, five minutes late. That`s nothing compared to signing on a semihour too early the first week of November (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###