domenica 26 dicembre 2010

Glenn Hauser logs December 25, 2010

** ALBANIA. 7530, R. Tirana, Dec 25 at 2122, S9+15 but just barely modulated; however // 9895 is just barely audible. By 2126 I can tell that the music is ``White Christmas``, modulation improving somewhat, 2128 outro English as having been a ``reportage on Christmas celebrations in Albania`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 9625, just as I tuned in CBC NQ with a story about river icing, cut off the air Dec 25 at 2139, resumed two minutes later. After 2200 news, had a CBC Xmas special featuring tenors. Fair signal and QRMless at this time (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA [and non]. 7105, Chinese with good signal amid 40m hamband, Dec 25 at 2238. Soon found // 7440 echoing and mixing with other signals, but on 7105 at 2246 only a fast SAH, no other modulation audible. It is of course, CNR1 jamming Sound of Hope which uses 7105 only at 22-23.

On 7440, the jamming is vs VOA Chinese via Thailand, but also blasts CRI Japanese via Beijing, per Aoki (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 9550, DentroCuban Jamming Command, Dec 25 at 2138 pulsing against nothing, probably spur from 9565 against Martí via Sackville.

6020, DCJC, Dec 25 at 2312, pulse jamming against something, Romania in English, probably spur from 6020 Martí via Greenville.

5735, DCJC, Dec 25 at 2314, pulse jamming against nothing, not on 5745 where it is `needed` elsewhen against Martí.

12060, DCJC, Dec 25 at 2317, pulse jamming against nothing, 2 x 6030 vs Martí; poor here while RHC 12010 and 12040 VG.

5990, CRI English relay, Dec 25 at 2313 is not only lo-fi but the squealing transmitter.

15230, RHC in Portuguese, Dec 25 at 2318, while 15370 was stronger but extremely distorted in Creole at 2319. For once, both these match the schedule at

** EGYPT. 6270, R. Cairo, which was open carrier all last evening, is still/again! dead air, Dec 25 at 2207 during the 2115-2245 English to Europe. But by 2235 had managed some lofi, lomod music (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDIA. AIR GOS, 9445 fluttery but better than // 7550, Dec 25 at 2130 about Xmas celebrations in India, saying all religions celebrate it as a holiday, then rather amateurish dramatization of a family`s activities (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** JAPAN. 11665, NHK direct, UT Saturday Dec 25 at 2325 with classical organ music, Bach; // 17605 via Bonaire not making it this time (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 6185, Dec 25 at 2303, XEPPM is again on an hour early with music, fast SAH from something but not Brasil. EiBi has already adopted the 2300 opening we reported previously (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEWFOUNDLAND. 6160, CKZN, Dec 25 at 2304 weather forecast for Maritime cities, all in negative temps; why not switch to Kelvin? Poor with fast SAH, 2305 into music (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA. 7255, Dec 25 still on at 2302, S9+25 with tone test and hum, after Hausa service which had heard in previous hour (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SARAWAK [non]. 7590, Dec 25 at 2243, poor signal in conversation, cadence sounds IndoMalay, presumably R. Free Sarawak via TAJIKISTAN which has been going for a sesquimonth now at 2230-2330, also in local language Iban. S9+10 peaks but still too poor to make much of it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH AFRICA. 11755, Dec 25 just before 2100 as I tune in, VTC fill music loop and off. This had been AWR via Meyerton in Yoruba, preceded by French at 2000 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 7270 and 7275, REE strangely on both adjacent frequencies in Spanish, but separate programming, Dec 25 at 2248. 7275 was // 11940, so I concentrated on 7270. This show in Castilian was about visiting Tíbet, and gave phone number several times, 91-496-2823, unGooglable.

7270 sign-off at 2255 said it was for Europe, to resume in the morning on 9780 DRM and 12035, but then mentioned ``esta emisión`` being to NW Africa on 7275, the frequency I was not listening to. HFCC shows 7270 is 170 degrees to NW Af and 7275 50 degrees to Europe. To confuse matters further, WRTH 2011 does not list 7270 at all, but has a frequency I did not notice, 7265 Spanish to Af at 22-23 following Arabic (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9479, Sat Dec 25 at 2012, WTWW has finally broken away from Pastor Pete Peters. There had been rumors that he was considering allowing some other programming despite his 24/7 purchase of WTWW-1 airtime. What else but QSO with Ted Randall, who has also been involved with this station from the start, did the test broadcasts and produced the IDs.

As I tuned in, W4RWL was conveying his Xmas greetings, and then KE5ALK. At 2014 Ted did one of his ubiquitous antenna ads; 2016 song ``How`d you like to spend Christmas on Christmas Island?`` [which one? Ask any illegal immigrant to Australia]. 2019 two more hams with greetings and both said Happy New Year, 2009! Ooops, this is a two-year-old show.

Later we consult to see what`s up:

ON 9480 kc at 1:00 PM Central
The Qso Show For Saturday's Show
the correct link is

To listen Open Windows Media Player... press the alt key
Go to file
Then Open URL
Copy and paste in the link below.

For .mp3 stream for Android Phones

On 7.415 WBCQ Saturday Nights @ 7:00PM Central``

Frequency is really 9479-, but Ted thinx 9480 is close enough. QSO had been running Sat 19-20 UT on WBCQ 7415, as well as UT Sundays 01-05++, so I check 7415 at 2015: no, not //, something else, an OL talking about Xmas --- unless it was a different QSO interviewing her.

Since I heard it after 2000, but at 2100 Scriptures for America was back on 9479, QSO must be two hours at 19-21 Sats (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17520, Saturday Dec 25 at 1950, assertive talk in unknown language, long-path echo too, punxuated by occasional screams, but lo fi audio. 1958 cut to some southern gospel music, WHRI sign-off, to QSY to 15665 and off. In past WHRI has carried some Amharic shows around this time, but nothing to be found on their online schedules to account for this. In the frequency schedules, we find many duplications between Angel 1 and 5, such as 17520 on both of them at 19-20, but apparently that depends on day of week, when you delve into the program schedules.

Angel 1: 1900 - 2000 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Sa Bishop S.C. Johnson Program Bishop S.C. Johnson & Elder Conrad Campbell 17.520 Mhz

Angel 5: 1900 - 2000 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Sa Bishop S.C. Johnson Program Bishop S.C. Johnson & Elder Conrad Campbell 15.665 Mhz

WHRI`s linx to some programs do not include this one, so we Google:
``-------In Memory Of--------
Bishop S.C. Johnson
Departed This World, February 22, 1961``

But it seems his followers have kept him going a long time, more than three sesquidecades! I wonder if that was really him and his accent so heavy I could not recognize it as English? Same page mentions on WINB, but not WHRI. I did not check whether he was // on 15665 before 2000.

Googling Elder Conrad Campbell gets only four hits, all of them leading back to WHR. There are audio files of many of S.C.`s sermons on above site (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9350, WWCR with IRN/USA `News` at 2203 Dec 25, caster pronounces the island off Yemen ``Socorta`` --- bet he had never heard of it before, but that`s no disqualification for being an agenda-based network newscaster on national and international radio (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 3320, Dec 25 at 2309 continuous tone test, exactly same pitch as the pips on CHU; apparently R. Sonder Grense, SOUTH AFRICA which is supposed to program all-night; tho P`yongyang could have propagated, too (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###