lunedì 20 dicembre 2010

Glenn Hauser logs December 19-20, 2010

** AUSTRALIA. Check 120m almost every morning, but nothing from the VL8s has made it here vs the high noise level for several weeks. Dec 20 at 1337, I am hearing music with a YL singer on 2325. Only a weaker carrier on 2485, and unseemed any signal on 2310 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 15190, Dec 19 at 2234, poor signal with Brazilian music, so must be R. Inconfidência; possibly second carrier, but R. Africa normally dominates if on, so perhaps was off earlier on this Sunday (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA [and non]. CNR1 jamming, with echo, on several frequencies Dec 20: at 1438 on 9785 big clash with VOA Chinese via Tinang, PHILIPPINES. Same thing on 9825 but not as strong.

At 1521 on 7540, BBC Mandarin via THAILAND is getting the same treatment, ditto on 9605 via SINGAPORE. Also // CNR1 jamming on 9450 vs Sound of Hope (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. RHC, Sunday Dec 19 at 1946 found to be in French on both 11760 and 11770, Spanish on 11730, absent from 11690, 12040. Meanwhile, ``Aló, Presidente`` was still consuming three transmitters; see VENEZUELA [non]. 11760 is supposed to be in Spanish until 2000, then English, and no French until 2100, per
At 2125 check, 11760 was again in French, while 11770 and 11730 were Spanish.

Esperanto was missing from Sunday 1500 on 11760, instead Spanish. One schedule version claimed Esperanto would also be on 11760 Sundays at 2100, but not. Another says at 2230 on 15370, but that too was in French Dec 19 at 2233, very strong signal but the lo-fi feed/transmitter, very clipped audio. At this time, 11770 Spanish, 11760 off, during this hour on 11670 instead with RNV relay.

Apparently the Esperanto service is sporadic, despite the big deal of the World Esperanto Congress in Havano, Kubo last summer. Or maybe the programs are produced but get lost before airing in the confusion of Sunday schedule variations.

This Sunday, Portugal was not on 12040 at earlier check 1946, but is on at 2121 with very strong signal, hard to tell if Cuba is now underneath (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** FRANCE [non]. Conosuristas were wondering what became of RFI, since a B-10 Spanish schedule can`t be found on their website, so I extracted the schedule registered in HFCC, all via GUIANA FRENCH:

1000-1030 7375, 9825
1200-1230 15515
2100-2130 17630
0100-0130 5995

If at all possible I will be snoozing at 1000. I couldn`t hear 15515 on Dec 19 before 1230, but the band was still dead. Missed checking at 2100, intend to later. But at 0125 Dec 20, discussion of sports was in progress until 0129*, so I am confident RFI is still broadcasting in Spanish on SW; subject as always, of course, to disruptions by strikes, when music will fill (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GREECE. 7475, Dec 20 at 0629, VOG fair with talk in Greek instead of classical music fill, so apparently the strike is over, for now (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUAM. 5765-USB, AFN, Dec 20 at 1331, news/talk about Korea, so apparently back to original format at the moment (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDIA. 9690, AIR GOS Dec 20 with enjoyable music before 1400 and after 1415; also 1437 giving schedule of other English broadcasts during Faithfully Yours mailbag with M&W. Better signal than usual (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MOROCCO. 15345+, Dec 20 at 1515, undermodulated Arabic with hum, so RTM made the change from 15341.1v today around 1500, and is all set to heterodyne Argentina later in the day (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND. 5950, checking whether RNZI Mailbox is on this week, Monday Dec 20 at 1332, but no, it`s some other show about a discovery program for children. The alternate-week appearance was scheduled next for Dec 27, but checking the website: ``Mailbox is on holiday and returns Monday 24 January 2011``.

Meanwhile, audio of the last two programs remains available, dated Nov 28 and Dec 12. ``DX report`` feature in both is from Kevin Hand, ZL4QD, about receiving weather fax. Also mentioned for link to Mystery Signals of Shortwave, then linx to new ENIGMA newsletter about numbers stations.

Adrian Sainsbury was away again on a holiday, this time to Sydney, so no propagation report Nov 28, but he had returned for Dec 12 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA [non]. 17485, Monday Dec 20 at 1400, VP signal with musical drumming, Hamada Radio mentioned in opening of M/W/F 1400-1430 transmission via Wertachtal, GERMANY (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 3431, The Crystal Ship notified us of a test on this frequency Dec 20 from about 0050. At 0055 could only hear a trace of a carrier; a little better with music? 0231 but still unreadable (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ROMANIA. 5975, Dec 20 at 0221, poor signal in French with strange accent. Figured in might be RRI, and that chex for 02-03 on 5975, 310 degrees from Galbeni to ENAm (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SAUDI ARABIA. 11785, Dec 20 at 1508 ``Saudi buzz`` is back, no modulation audible. Meanwhile 15435, which used to have the same big buzz, remains clear of it but today only a JBA signal there. The closest we can come to finding this listed is in Aoki:
11785 R. RIYADH 0955-1355 1234567 Arabic 500 100 Riyadh ARS 04623E 2430N BSKSA a10 Holy Qur`an (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7506, WRNO still absent Dec 20 at 0223 check. Bill Patalon III in Baltimore got a reply from them Dec 14 that they were trying to locate the problem with the transmitter (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WRMI, 9955, has a new schedule grid as of Dec 17, replacing the suspended R. República blox and making several other changes. WORLD OF RADIO has a new time, Monday 1230 replacing Tuesday 2330. See
All the changes concerning DX programs in English have been made on the latest update of
and additional programming changes are in

** VENEZUELA [non]. As in previous report under CUBA, ``Aló, Presidente`` was underway Sunday Dec 19 at 1613 on 17750, 13750 and 15370, but only RHC itself on the other two listed frequencies, 13680 and 11690. Recheck at 1946 found El Hugazo still pontificating on the three, but now 15370 is very poor, compared to adjacent RCI on 15365. Furthermore, the regular Radio Nacional de Venezuela service via CUBA at 19-20 is also running separately on 15290, VG signal (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 17461, strong open carrier Dec 20 at 1446, amid the ear-piercing multi-carrier whines peaking around 17450, and audible from 17420 to 17480, also a trace of same pitch on 17695. What, o what is this? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###