venerdì 17 dicembre 2010

Glenn Hauser logs December 15-17, 2010

** ANTARCTICA. If LRA36 appear again on 15476, I will certainly report it, but for the record, still absent at the end of a fifth week, Friday Dec 16 at 1444 no trace of a signal.

It might be a good idea to seek its unique frequency at other dayparts, in case they have changed schedule again without telling us. Before M-F 12-15, it was M-F 18-21 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GREECE. Strike at Voice of Greece has led to their playing nothing but continuous music, no announcements that I have ever heard, and it`s not the usual Greek music, but mostly classical. Others have reported jazz. This was first noted here around 0630 on 7475 and 1430 on 9420 Dec 15 with classical; thought it rather strange.

Also still the case Dec 17 at 0634 with a violin concerto, good on 7475 and 9420, 0636 segué to a Hungarian Dance on violin and piano. At 1433, 9420 had good signal strength but fluttery, now with Broadway music, 1435 no announcement, on to Bernstein; only poor on // 15650 at 1443. John Babbis sends a story from Xinhua:

Violence again erupts during general strike in Athens (2)
09:01, December 16, 2010 [including:]

``Local television and radio channels, Internet news outlets, and the national news agency also did not broadcast news as journalists joined the strike along with taxi drivers and lawyers`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. Altho not reported recently I should reaffirm that Enid`s GCN pirate on 99.9 remains quite active, tho occasionally missing, especially weekends.

And the Part 15 ``WECS`` 97.7 at Emmanuel Christian School continues with kidloops ranging a few blox, changed each week tho they may miss some updates over the holidays (Glenn Hauser, OK, Dec 17, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9330-CUSB, WBCQ with some GFRN program Dec 17 at 1454 talking about pixels, and a ``strategic preparedness conference`` in Cœur d`Alène, Idaho, survivalist central. Noted because there was rather bothersome RTTY QRM from circa 9328. If it`s a US source, could force WBCQ off, but in other cases, RTTY does not seem to care about broadcast QRM in bandedges (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7415, WBCQ, Thursday Dec 16 after 2000 with WORLD OF RADIO, just barely audible here and it`s last week`s 1542 instead of latest 1543, which was available some 16 hours earlier, so WBCQ listeners won`t hear it until next Tuesday at 2000, we hope.

Meanwhile, WBCQ has an ``Available Time Slot`` Thursdays at 2200-2415 UT. I checked to hear what they were filling it with, and found they had turned off the transmitter, and the webcast was running silently until 0014 Dec 17 IS & ID, 0015 Amos `n` Andy.

WOR 1543, confirmed via WWRB 3185, UT Friday Dec 17 from 0432 after a minute or more of silence; also on WRMI 9955, Friday 1530+ without jamming, making overload from WWCR 9980 more of a problem here.

WWCR airings are: Fri 2130 7465, Sat 1700 12160, UT Sun 0330 4840, 0730 3215.

WOR via ACB Radio Mainstream was confirmed last week on some even-UT hours Friday thru 0030 UT Saturday, but this week all the streams are down, Dec 17 thru 1600 at least; (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 600, Dec 16 at 1803 UT, one semihour before low noon, weak signal on caradio inside Enid with Fox `News` Radio, 1805 ``WMT News Crew [Group?] Update``. This station normally does not quite make it by daytime groundwave, altho I can sometimes get a very weak SAH. Now it`s readable, with some fading, also co-channel underneath, so it`s winter daytime skywave, from Cedar Rapids IA.

Then scanned the entire MW band, but nothing much else, even on the hi end at the moment. I need to do this more, at quiet rural locations around low-noon Solstice (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1320, Dec 16 at 1809 UT, Rush from KCLI Clinton OK, the dominant station here, but rumble het also audible near low noon, so must not be too far away; prime suspects Fort Smith AR, Lawrence KS, maybe a couple of Texans (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1510, Dec 16 at 1811 UT, two weak stations; one sounds like the still unID Mexican music, format change in Kansas? And the other in sportstalk about the Clippers; as always, heavy splash from KOKC-1520 (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 7850, the frequency CHU replaced 7335 with, has worked out pretty well, certainly no broadcast interference, and until now no ute QRM either, but Dec 17 at 1427 there is Spanish 2-way on 7852.5 SSB approximately (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###