giovedì 4 novembre 2010

Glenn Hauser logs November 3-4, 2010

** ANTARCTICA [and non]. 15476, LRA36 carrier Nov 4 at 1334 weaker than Turkey 15480 which achieved modulation altho much weaker than // 15350 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. Now that WYFR is off 15190 in the 2200-2445 UT period, we have a clear shot at reactivated R. Inconfidência, Belo Horizonte. Nov 3 at 2342 there is a weak signal with that Brazilian enthusiasm on 15189.7, where it has been measured lately by others, tho has also varied to hi side of 15190 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA [and non]. 9530, CNR1 echo jamming Nov 4 at 1349, which is vs VOA Chinese via Tinang, PHILIPPINES at 10-14, per Aoki. Bothers a bit Indonesia on 9526- with drumming.

9785, Nov 4 at 1342 Chinese YL voice-over translation of OM talking English about architecture in the Asia-Pacific region, // synchronized 9825. Both listed as VOA Chinese via Tinang, PHILIPPINES.

Altho surely jammed by the ChiCom, was not hearing second audio on either, altho 9825 had weak CCI. Impression was that this was really VOA, but could have been CNR1 jamming totally blotting VOA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. R. Martí vs DentroCuban Jamming Command Nov 4, still out of synch at least during the Week of Confusion: at 1210, 5745 has RM + jamming; 5980 RM + heavier jamming; 6030 jamming only; 7405 RM and no jamming. There was also lite pulse jamming at 1215 on 7365 vs. nothing. In B-10, 7365 is scheduled for RM only at 0000-0500 (Monday -0400). At 1346, RM on 11930 with no jamming.

Also, at 1222 VOA Spanish on 9885 atop lite pulse jamming. During this Week of Confusion, still at 1130-1300, but from Nov 7 shifts to 1230-1400 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** FRANCE [non]. 15515, Nov 4 at 1225, Spanish report on teatros en París, SSOB as not much else has opened on 19m this early. So it`s RFI via GUIANA FRENCH, at 1200-1230, ex-13640 in A-10, but the French marine weather + music fill preceding at 1130-1200 remains on 13640 per schedule, unconfirmed (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** JAPAN. As noted before, both R. Japan and CRI are in English at 1200 on 9695, and heard CRI dominating previously, but Nov 4 at 1216 with flutter it`s hardly anything but RJ, with Focus mentioning Akihabara, ID; maybe CRI underneath (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH [non]. 5985, Nov 4 at *1359 carrier and no het audible today from Myanmar, 1402 ``Kochirawa Shiokaze desu`` ID, so Japanese again today Wednesday like Monday. Sometimes there is English on Wednesdays (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO [and non]. 650, one of the most reliable sunrise-skip signals is XETNT: Nov 4 at 1240 UT, about six timechex in a row for 5:40, mixing live OM DJ voice and canned YL, now that Los Mochis, Sinaloa is back on MST of UT -7 instead of MDT of UT -6. Then ID as ``Doble-ú Radio, Radio Sesenta y Cinco``, back to wakeup music. By 1257, WSM is dominating with local music performance ad.

680, at 1245 Nov 4, off-key singer and band from another XE, but did not hold up long enough for further clues or ID. Maybe XEORO Guasave, Sinaloa, in keeping with 650 source, but there are also stations in Chihuahua, Sonora.

On 710 at 1241 Nov 4, also heard a 5:42 = UT -7 TC, which might be XEBL, Culiacán, Sinaloa, in the proper zone, tho I was expecting the usually dominant XEDP in Cuauhtémoc, Chihua2, where on CST it should be 6:42 am. Again at 1252 UT, a timecheck over the music as 5:52 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NETHERLANDS [non]. 9810, Nov 4 at 1219, Spanish report from Bogotá about radios comunitarios, ALER. There`s a logjam of morning Spanish at 1200, so which station would this be? R. Nederland via BONAIRE, no longer on 9715, now occupied by WYFR (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND [and non]. 5950, RNZI missing yesterday, but here today Nov 4 at 1354 with Maori music, ID,, more music. Good clear signal vs Indonesian on 5955 which is NHK Yamata rather than CRI (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** POLAND [non]. 11675, no PRES via AUSTRIA any more at the timeshifted hour of 13-14 in English, which had been fairly audible in Oct at 12-13, when checked Nov 4 at 1341. Where is it now?

Uplooked later in Aoki, has moved to 11785, 100 kW at 300 degrees. That might work with the Chinese radio war moved away for B-10, tho Saudi Arabia could still be on 11785. Must keep looking for it. The other PRES relay for English at 13-14 is on 11905 via Woofferton UK, 125 kW at 45 degrees (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SAIPAN. 9715, IBB with R. Svoboda, in Russian seems to be back in whack, carrier stable now and modulation OK, Nov 4 at 1350. Expect it will not last (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SAIPAN. 11580, Nov 4 at 1341, soft hymn in language, then I realize it`s at least partly in English, ``O Jesus, you will always be with me``, 1344 to Chinese announcement. Scheduled as KFBS (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN [and non]. The B-10 program schedule of REE posted at
looks official, but has proven to be inaccurate. It shows Catalan, Gallego y Euskera, the token ``co-official language`` 5-minute news roundups, M-F at 2340-2355 on 6125, 9535, 9620, 11680, all of which are direct, instead of the expected time at 1340-1355 as last winter.

Finally on Nov 3 I try to confirm this, when 9535 is by far best here --- still Castilian at 2340, but 2345 abruptly into Catalan without opening music theme, including interview with someone answering in Castilian; 2350 bit of a sea chanty and into Galician; 2355 no Basque and as if to emphasize the point, played the ``400 million speak Spanish`` promo for the Cervantes Institute, and then promo for TVE`s external satellite TV service, 2356 music fill.

Basque no longer needs to be in the 5-minute group, since it has gained a new 30-minute show of its own, which the above schedule claims is at 1300-1330 on all the REE frequencies in use at that hour. Yesterday I heard it ending at 1400+, so started monitoring before 1330 Nov 4 on 15170 via Costa Rica, also 17595 direct. Still Castilian, but concluded semi-hour news magazine by introducing Basque which did start at 1330 sharp after time-signal about half a second late on 15170, satellite delay to be blamed. Intro said Basque is ``todos los días`` but probably meant 5 días laborales.

During the following semihour, I confirmed it as expected on several other frequencies, 21610, 21570, 21540 mixing Kuwait, via CR 11815, 9765.

Considering the strife between the Basques and the rest of Spain this is a rather remarkable development, surely with deep political undertones. But Catalan is the number-2 language in Spain, so why don`t they get a full half-hour too, at least? Perhaps the Barcelonans will press for that now (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U K [non]. 7475, surprised to hear news reports in English, Nov 4 at 0627, re Germans` misgivings about Jews and now Muslims, so DW? No, soon ID as BBC. But no listing for it in HFCC, Aoki or EiBi, so must be a late addition, whence? This frequency has Greece written all over it, but not after 0600. Ahá, 0600 is the current time for Greece`s R. Filia service to be in English, i.e. relaying BBCWS! But that`s supposed to be on 12105 only, as confirmed at the beginning of B-10 by Wolfgang Büschel; but one of Avlis` three transmitters is reported down again, so that could account for this other frequency carrying it. Later: I see that Wolfgang Büschel was also getting R. Filia/English on 7475 until 0650, then resuming on 15630 from 0653 until 0700 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WWV and WWVH are undertaking another emergency notification system test, Nov 4 at 17-18 UTC, as announced Nov 4 at 1403 on WWVH and at 1404 on WWV 5000. Usual tones will be replaced by test message. No mention of tsunamis. Last time this turned out to be slightly less exciting than anticipated, July 22, as reported in DXLD 10-30 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. 15550-USB, trying to hear WJHR, now that Iran`s Arabic service is on frequency, Nov 4 at 1405: nothing but a weak Iran audible. At 1506, maybe a trace of WJHR on USB, and hardly needs BFO with the Iran carrier handy. With standard time from Nov 7, WJHR may not sign on until 1500 instead of 1400? No, it`s still registered thru B-10 as 1400-2200 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15610, Nov 4 at 1405, Mother Angelica in English now here, ex-13835 so no more spurring upon WWCR 13845. In fact, 15610 is now scheduled all the way from 12 to 24 UT, with a change at 19 from 40 to 85 degrees, ME to Africa (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WRMI has an internet outage at the transmitter site which means streaming is down, and uploading new programs too. So altho new WOR 1537 was ready before 1500 UT Thu Nov 4, only the previous 1536 could play out, confirmed on 9955 vs lite pulse jamming. Now restored, so 1537 should appear at 2100. Otherwise, WBCQ 7415 at 1900 Thursday; WWRB 3185 at 0330 UT Friday; WRMI 9955 at 1430 Friday; WWCR 15825 at 2030 Friday (which next week shifts to 2130 when apparently 7465 will be back in use) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. 3160, WPJK I did not get tuned in until 1200 Nov 4, and it was underway with the usual Gospel Train music, 2 x 1580 de Orangeburg SC. At 1202, 3250 Honduras and 4052.5- Guatemala were still barely audible before fadeout (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. 830, Nov 4 at 1304 Huckaby commentary gloating over Republican wins, 1305 promo for ``Fox Radio Network`` community calendar input to Poplar Bluff MO address, so it`s 10 kW KOTC in Kennett, bootheel, but per NRC AM Log with studios in P.B., and a CP to move city of license to Memphis TN.

Obviously, the national Fox network has nothing to do with a local community calendar, but station calls itself that for self-aggrandizement, flopping as far as I am concerned, not impressed. NRC shows format as rock/oldies rather than talk, but did not stay tuned to confirm that. Instead, while this English was E/W, noticed Spanish N/S, likely either Nuevo León or Coahuila. No sign of WCCO now, but more than an hour later at 1408 it had the channel with ``traffic and weather together`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. TP MW carrier search Nov 4: on the DX-398 in USB mode, upward from 1227 UT: 612, 738, 774, 792, 828. 738 had the usual SW bearing instead of NW, so presumably TAHITI (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6074, it`s back! Clearly audible in final sesquiminute of R. Rossii Pet/Kam 6075 motorboating carrier, at 1400-1401 Nov 4, on CW the V/CQ ID marker DE 8GAL, while Pet/Kam stayed on until l401:35* (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###