domenica 26 dicembre 2010

Glenn Hauser logs December 26, 2010

** CUBA. 13750 et al., ``En Contacto`` from RHC, edition #52 for 2010, Dec 26 at 1436-1451, after birthday greetings was entirely dedicated to naming its 150 most active listeners (those who wrote to the program this year), organized by country rank. USA and Costa Rica were tied with 5 each. México was #2, and Cuba #1 with 25, the safest SW station for dentroCubans to listen to, but how is reception mostly in the skip zone?

13750 is the Sunday-only frequency intended for ``Aló, Presidente`` later on. At the beginning of E.C. the other Sunday channels 15370 and 17750 were open carrier, but by the end they too were presenting audio, altho 17750 was like last week quite undermodulated. Also on // 15360, 15120, 13780, 13720 (mix 13780/13750), 13680, 11760, 11730.

At 1516 check, 11760, which is supposed to be in Esperanto, was still // all the others in Spanish with Filatelia program. Esperanto has been unheard for several weeks now.

Still hoping/expecting to hear El Hugazo, but at 1539, 1623 and 1648, all frequencies still on the air remain // with RHC mainstream (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CYPRUS. 5905, Dec 26 at 1406 Arabic from BBC London, fair signal and about the same as synchronized // 5875. Both are via Cyprus, 173 and 121 degrees respectively, and presumably long-path (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUAM. 5765-USB, AFN audible enough to confirm still talking, Dec 26 at 1358, presumably NPR WESUN (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. 3325, Dec 26 at 1351 some music is making it vs the high local noise level, and it almost sounds like Ave Maria. Presumably RRI Palangkaraya (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ROMANIA. 6095-6100-6105, Dec 26 at 0610, DRM noise which one does not hear elsewhen on these frequencies. It`s RRI scheduled in French at 0600-0630 via Galbeni (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TUNISIA. 7275, RTT back on correct frequency Dec 26 at 0605 in Arabic, ex-7225 the night before during this semihour (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9955, WRMI, UT Sunday Dec 26 at 0549, great music from Bolivia, Perú on ``Aires Andinos`` and sufficient non-jammed reception too. Current sked as of Dec 17 shows all these times for it: UT Tue 0330, Wed 1230, Thu 0000, Sat 1200, Sun 0530, 0730 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 4840, WWCR with IRN/USA `News` at 0603 Dec 26, 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. Does that look familiar? Exactly the same mistake was heard 8 hours earlier on 9350 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 9565, Dec 26 at 1428-1430+ phone interview frequently mentioning Baluchistan, Pakistan; phone side audio kept being interrupted, IADs. Good signal. This is Pashto from VOA`s Deewa Radio, 250 kW, 90 degrees from Wertachtal, GERMANY. More about this very specialized service for NWFP, Pakistan/Afghanistan border region:
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###