venerdì 31 dicembre 2010

Glenn Hauser logs December 30-31, 2010

** CUBA. 11670, Dec 30 at 2219, I am surprised to hear RHC IS, and then an Indian language, certainly not the usual Radio Nacional de Venezuela transmission in Spanish, the only thing scheduled on this frequency from Cuba, at 22-23! Guaraní was deleted a year or two ago, so unless that has been revived, it must be Quechua. But per current schedule, QC is supposed to be at 0000-0030 on 15370. That frequency appeared to be on now, but weak signal and dead air. Guarani used to be on the same frequency as Quechua (then 17705) at other times. At 2225 had to resort to Spanish words, talking about ``Costa de Marfil, ex-colonia francesa``.
2230 switched to Creole, audio breaking up and undermodulated. That`s supposed to be at 2300 on 15370 per online sked presented in Spanish, while in WRTH, French is supposed to be on 15370 at 2230, except Sundays Esperanto, which we have never been able to confirm. This was definitely Kriyol-la, not French. However, at recheck 2256, 11670 had meanwhile switched to correct feed of RNV with IS and sign-off announcement. In other words, at RHC, it`s SNAFU.
6050, checking RHC English, Dec 31 at 0211, very strong, but it has co-channel QRM under from some music, and producing a subaudible heterodyne. Thus the negligible HCJB is capable of interfering with RHC in NAm! Maybe that will get Arnie`s attention, as his monumental failure of frequency management continues (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** EGYPT. 6270, R. Cairo is still mostly neglecting to apply modulation to sufficient carrier, Dec 31 at 0159 check, tho there is a lite whine, still 0210. By 0222 some modulation is barely audible but not at all readable, and also at 0246 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** GUAM. 11965, UT Dec 30 at 2210 some nice seemingly secular music, then ID sounding like ``Radio Advent Suara Pangharapan``, and Christian hymn tune in presumed Indonesian. It`s KSDA, and one could hear the same here:
But no sign of the proper Indonesian name or ID on the website or in the WRTH 2011: you have to find this under GUAM, while the other AWR transmissions are under USA, even tho none radiate from there; why? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. Finally tracked down the active 1670 kHz talking house, traces of which I have heard while driving around western Enid, Dec 30 at 2100+ UT. I figured it`s farther out in the NW quadrant, and so it is. Near Purdue and Oakwood I was hearing the swishy signal strong enough to copy the address: 3017 Falcon Crest; poor dixion of Greg Winkeljohn first made it sound like South Crest, no such street, but found the correct one on my map. Only way to access it was to circle around to the east and south and back west into a newish development. Did not bother to record, as it`s quite similar to the previous ones from same realtor, but did photo the house, with the 1670 sign afront:
It`s also on his website, with a slide show of the interiors, price $439,900:
But no shot of the radio station! And as usual, no antenna visible from the outside. However, there was this emblem embedded in the ground near the front door by the owners who want out:
Mentioned in the spiel and on the site is a ``Jack & Jill bathroom`` which sounds ominous, if you know the kidsong --- no running water? You fall down and break your crown?
There were many more houses of a similar style in the area, but surprisingly few inhabitants stirring in our record-warm midafternoon, 70 degrees. But 3017`s neighbors were pulling up their Xmas lights. Driving away on caradio, losing 1670 within a semimile, and gone by one mile, while moving with the noise level increased. I suspect my tyres are generating static electricity against the dry, dry pavement (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** PORTUGAL. 9855 and stronger // 9455, RDPI to Americas, Dec 31 at 0152 with Portuguese music, but rather overmodulated/distorted. A bit better several minutes later (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U K [non]. 7490, Dec 30 at 2156, B-B-C- chimes, fair signal, 2159:30 opening Chinese service. It`s 250 kW, 25 degrees from Nakhon Sawan, THAILAND, so also USward. Don`t you believe the HFCC registration for WWCR on 7490 at 21-01. It`s really on 7465 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 7455, WYFR way over the RTTY which seems determined to live with it, Dec 31 at 0129, but FR self-inflicts some kind of double audio and then distorted single audio; once Open Forum starts at 0130 the audio clears up and I clear out (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###