domenica 12 dicembre 2010

Glenn Hauser logs December 10-11, 2010

** BRAZIL. 11815, Dec 11 at 2300 nice jazzy music, 2303 time check for 21:03, full ID for R. Brasil Central, giving calls, powers and frequencies including 4985 and 11815, fair with fading. Program then is Música de todos os tempos, com Fernando Ribeiro. Also signs of weaker R. Bandeirantes on 11925v aside HCJB via Chile 11920, but not the SRDA spur on 12174v (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6060 and 6050, as I tuned across RHC in English, Dec 11 at 0636, heard a YL guest say ``mother-fu**er`` without the asterisks. The YL host of the show a minute later took no notice, made no apology, and this was probably repeated every hour at least from 00 to 07 UT Saturday. Free speech lives, in the land of tyranny! And/or, another reason to denounce RHC as a crude, bad influence.

12040, Dec 11 at 2254, RHC Spanish with good signal, no Portugal which had been occupying the frequency at 2149 with no sign of Habana. Could RHC be coöperating in keeping silent until RDPI`s open-ended sports coverage is finished? No, too far-fetched; must be a fluke, coincidence, or an unrelated breakdown.

Altho the DentroCuban Jamming Command attacks various DX programs on WRMI, R. Prague, Kol Israel, etc., 9955 was jamming-free Dec 11 at 2250 with preacher in English, scheduled as ``Gospel of the Kingdom`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GERMANY [non]. 12070, DW English to W Africa via RWANDA, and hence also USward by lucky coincidence, VG signal Dec 11 at 2150. Replaced 11865 at end of November.

11830, Dec 11 at 2307, DW in Chinese with Funkjournal, poor, plus long/shortpath echo. At 23-24 it`s 250 kW, 247 degrees via Petropavlovsk/Kamchatskiy (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUAM. 5765-USB, AFN on again Dec 11 at 1340 with NPR Weekend Edition Saturday, same sports segment as digitally delayed several sex on KOSU 91.7 Stillwater OK (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** JAPAN [and non]. 11665, classical piano music, UT Sat Dec 11 at 2309, fade out movement for discussion in Japanese, mentioned performers Martha Argerich, Claudio Abbado. Then played much of Chaikofsky`s Piano Concerto No. 1 until a break at 2330. // 17605 which was running about one second behind. 11665 is direct from Yamata, 300 kW at 235 degrees to Asia; 17605 is via BONAIRE, 250 kW, 170 degrees. This is a regular Sunday-morning hour of western classical music, something unimaginable at VOA: see U S A (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA SOUTH. 6600, a bit surprised to hear Korean talk as early as 0633 Dec 11, poor signal, but has to be V. of the People, from South to North, per Aoki. No jamming yet. 0633 = 1533 KST, so near Solstice it`s only an hour or so before local sunset, certainly propagable. Can anyone in NAm hear this as early as *0500? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA [non]. Altho VON had big signal on 9690, Dec 7 at 2215-2234+, also heard by others, it`s missing Dec 11 at 2248, allowing WYFR in Portuguese to be audible. Did not hear it on ex-7255 either. Has anyone heard 9690 VON during the +21-23 period again? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PORTUGAL [and non]. 12040, Saturday Dec 11 at 2149, RDPI still on with silly ballgame, plus sound effects, much stronger than // 11960. On 12040 I could not detect any RHC collision, so off at the moment? Or totally buried. See CUBA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. More changes at The Overcomer Ministry, as The Last Days Prophet of God is never satisfied with his radio coverage. Sabbath Dec 11 at 1640 I find he is gone from WBCQ 15420-CUSB --- instead they have some survivalist stuff on, not // 9330 either [see USA: WBCQ].

9980 WWCR and 9385 WWRB are about two words apart with BS. At 1636 he was insulting his face-to-face audience, and one of them agreed, ``yeah, right!``. 9265 much weaker but audible, has much less synchronized Brother Scare, from WINB. So he`s still on that station Saturday mornings, at least, and presumably continuing into the afternoon, while other days of week WINB daytimes other huxters, on 13570 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TUNISIA [and non]. 7335, RTT again clear of blockage by V. of Russia via Guiana French, Dec 11 at 0624 check; the night before VOR was on late past 0630 in English (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 11805, fair signal Dec 11 at 2257 with Beyoncé or ilk, 2300 VOA jingle and Indonesian. This is 22-24 via Tinang, PHILIPPINES, 205 kW, 150 degrees. I soon found much more interesting music 10 kHz up from BRAZIL.

Just another reminder that classical music is unknown at Voice of America. If anyone ever hears any on any language service, do let us know. Fortunately, NHK is not so backward, and was just starting a classical music hour on 11665, 17605: see JAPAN (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1542 confirmed so far this week on WWCR: Friday Dec 10 at 2130 sharp on 7465; Saturday Dec 11 at 1700 back on 12160. Next chance: 0330 UT Sunday on 4840 if the DX Block is back; finally 0730 UT Sunday on 3215 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Checking out Brother Scare`s Sabbath, Dec 11 (see SOUTH CAROLINA [non]), I was surprised to find something else on WBCQ 15420-CUSB, where he had been a regular on Saturday mornings only. At 1634 some kind of paranoid survivalist show judging from the ads and promotions; not // 9330 either.

Checking the WBCQ online schedule, this isn`t so new, but had not noticed the change in the past bimonth:

``Posted October 5th, 2010 --- A new radio show, Operation Restore Christian America, hosted by David Stouvenel, is starting Saturdays from 11am to noon US eastern time (1500-1600 UTC) on WBCQ 15.420.``

That was the DST timing, now 16-17 as shown on the 15420 schedule with The Overcomer Ministry still at 15-16 and 17-18, so there is a one-hour interruption in his rants on this frequency.

Later Saturday Dec 11, on 7415 at 2230 I ran across The Human Food Factor Show, War-of-the-Worlds-type dramatization with sirens, etc., of what it would be like when the president activates executive orders taking over control of everything, including the food supply. Then went on to indicate that Glenn Beck is not extreme enough. This wacky show has apparently been on since last April (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6950.6 AM, Sat Dec 11 at 1342, fair signal from pirate playing ``Dust in the Wind`` by Kansas. Segué to another song and fading out. Latest FRW does not have any logs around this frequency. Please QSL, whoever this was, tnx (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###