giovedì 23 dicembre 2010

Glenn Hauser logs December 22-23, 2010

** CYPRUS. 13032-13062, OTH radar pulsing, presumed from here, Dec 23 at 1425 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** FRANCE [non]. 17630, RFI Spanish via GUIANA FRENCH, excellent signal in news Dec 21 at 2105. This service still very much exists, always subject to strike interruptions. The 2100-2130 transmission is 250 kW, 295 degrees for southern USA from NM eastward, Mexico, Central America and NW South America. Yet RFI can`t be bothered to broadcast in English, or even French to any part of the USA. Thus it joins V of Russia in targeting USA via GUF only in Spanish (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUAM. 5765-USB, Dec 23 at 1407, AFN remains active, with Dr Joy Browne talkshow, 800 number (Glenn Hausere, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IRAN. 9585, poor Dec 23 at 1435 Qur`an and then talk in unID language. Fits VIRI`s format of always opening services on the half hour with a few minutes of Qur`aning. Listed as Hindi, 500 kW, 102 degrees via Sirjan. Not too many Hindi Moslems, I expect (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1580, KOKB Blackwell, here we go again. Dead air, open carrier, Dec 23 at 1444 UT allowing CCI to be audible from preacherstation, still at 1555; meanwhile // KOKP 1020 was modulating normally (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** RUSSIA. 6075, Dec 23 at 1359, R. Rossii, Pet/Kam motorboating carrier and little program audio until 1400 timesignal. Carrier stayed on until 1403, but no sign of 8GAL 6074 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 11735, VOT IS running late after English broadcast, Dec 23 at 1428-1430*, off right after accurate timesignal. // 12035 was already off. 11735 transmitter should have been preceding another language on another frequency. 11735 was squeezed by RHC 11730 and WYFR 11740 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1544 confirmed on WBCQ 7415, Wednesday Dec 22 at 2005, VP signal here, so 1543 only got one play on Dec 21. Meanwhile 9955 had heavy jamming against nothing, as WRMI is off the air weekday afternoons until 2200. WOR confirmed on WRMI webcast at 0430 UT Thursday Dec 23. And on 9955 at 1600 UT Thursday, no jamming but poor signal. Next WRMI airings Thu 2200 probably jammed, Fri 1530. WBCQ 7415, Thu 2000. Also on WWRB UT Friday 0430 on 3185; WWCR Friday 2130 on 7465 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1510, as I tune in to strong clear signal, Dec 23 at 1446, ID as ``Hot Talk 1510, KCTE Independence-Kansas City``, back to Mike & Mike on ESPN Radio; running a few words ahead of // KSTP 1500. It`s 10 kW daytimer with a lobe right toward us, tho I seldom notice it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 12055, VOA Dec 23 at 1503 news with long/short path echo, and ACI from squealer WEWN 12050. 1505 Border Crossings, Larry opening show with request and happy birthday to listener in India. Poor here, but // 11765 only JBA thanks to temporary absence of RHC 11760. Both of these are exactly the same parameters, 100 kW, 108 degrees via Lampertheim, GERMANY (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###