sabato 25 dicembre 2010

Glenn Hauser logs December 23-24, 2010

** ANTARCTICA. 15476, the sixth LRA36-less week concludes, no trace of a signal Friday Dec 24 around 1350 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH [non]. 5985, Shiokaze/Sea Breeze, via JSR JAPAN, Friday Dec 24 at 1402 in English with news flashes, headlines concerning North Korea attributed to Daily NK, Yonghap, etc., with stingers between them; good (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 89.5, something strange audible in western Enid: sporadic bits of Xmas song starting ``Snow is Falling. . .``, otherwise long periods of dead air, and never any other music, Dec 23 around 1930 UT. I suppose it`s someone`s part 15 transmitter; a little further east we hear traces of KWGS Tulsa.

Earlier I had heard a jazzed-up Xmas music medley on 99.7 from a house on Pheasant Run at the western edge of Enid, coordinated with flashing light show, as publicized in local paper. This had a very limited range barely reaching across the street to overcome KZLS 99.7 Mustang ex-Enid/Alva; see DXLD 10-51 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ROMANIA. 15290, Dec 24 at 1553 music seemed S Asian or ME; could Jordan be on extended Xmas eve sked? No! Soon into Arabic mentioning Bucharest, RRI IS (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** RUSSIA [and non]. 6075, R. Rossii, Pet/Kam, Dec 24 at 1358 nothing audible but the motorboating noise; 1400 timesignal mixing with bong from Taiwan as Chinese started on frequency; RR carrier finally off at 1401:45* but nothing from 8GAL 6074 heard during this quadriminute (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 9885, Dec 24 at 0556, VTC music loop is QRMing VOA English to Africa, making fast SAH. 0600 VOA is in the clear with news of Ivory Coast, but cuts to dead air 0601, finally resumed at 0608 still reporting on Côte d`Ivoire. From HFCC listings here is what must have been happening:

IBB is scheduled to switch sites for VOA from São Tomé to Meyerton at 0600! But SENTECH should crash-start rather than warm up before 0600. So it goes when you do so much outsourcing. Does this happen every day? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1544, confirmed on WWRB 3185, UT Friday Dec 24 after 0430. This is one of our earliest and best airings as far as broad coverage of North America. Good audio, too, and never jammed.

Also confirmed on WRMI 9955, Friday Dec 24 at 1547, poor signal but no jamming except bleedover from 9965.

Scheduled airings on WWCR are: Fri 2130 on 7465; Sat 1700 on 12160; UT Sunday 0330 on 4840 (for the last time?); Sunday 0730 on 3215 --- altho there could be pre-emptions because of the holidays.

This Saturday should also bring our final airing at 0900 via IRRS SLOVAKIA 9510, unless pre-empted, but continuing at 1900 on 6090 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###