venerdì 28 gennaio 2011

Glenn Hauser logs January 27-28, 2011

** ANGUILLA [and non]. 6090, ``University Network`` still missing from night frequency, Jan 28 at 0711. At 1500, day frequency 11775 was back on, but mixing with AWR theme underneath, then the latter playing an excerpt from Concierto de Aranjuez. 11775 at 1500-1530 is AWR Turkish via AUSTRIA, which was in the clear 24 hours earlier (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** AUSTRALIA. RA programming is returning to normal following several weeks of ``Summer`` substitutes --- don`t they realise that much of their overseas audience is not observing summer? See
which we hope is again more or less correct.

9590, Friday Jan 28 at 1434 going from ``Movie Time`` to ``Artworks``, talk by the ``Around the World in 80 Gardens`` guy about how gardening is spiritual, makes global warming obvious to the gardener. This episode not yet at
so on RA ahead of the RN Jan 30 airing? When it is, will be podcast and transcript available (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** AUSTRIA. 6155, Ö1, Friday Jan 28 at 0709 going from German OM to English YL with token world news capsule from domestic service, still airing M-F only, starting with Egypt, 0712 French; fair signal (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** COLOMBIA. 5910-, Jan 28 at 0639, romantic music in Spanish; slightly on low side of frequency; 0641 ``llanera`` folk music with harp akin to Venezuelan style. Fair with deep fades. 0653 ID as ``15-30 AM Alcaraván Radio``, more music. That`s the source for HJDH on this frequency now rather than Marfil Estéreo (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6100, new frequency from RHC, Jan 28 at 0710, apparently instead of missing 6150, VG and no spur, // 6120, 6060, 6050 in Spanish. This pileup of hi-power transmitters on 49m leads to mixing products, and receiver overload, hard to tell which is which, but I was also hearing RHC with weaker signals on: 6170, 6200, 6070, 6140, 6000.

Altho 6140 is a fundamental at other times, now it`s probably a leapfrog of 6100 over 6120, and/or 6060 over 6100! Likewise, 6000 = 6100 over 6050. 6070 = leapfrog of 6050 over 6060, too bad for the comedians on CFRX. Also with squeal/hets, perhaps mixes from adjacent spy-number transmitters (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CZECHIA [non]. 9955, WRMI, Jan 28 at 0646 unusually good signal (often there is none at all in the nightmiddle), no jamming, with R. Praga in Spanish, program about musical instruments, their names in Czech, some of them derived from English or German. R. Praga again in Spanish at 1457 retune, giving full SW schedule in that language, but only as filler following French at 1430.

Altho R. Prague will have a ``farewell to SW`` retrospective program Jan 31, according to Swopan Chakroborty, Jeff White again comes to the rescue, reaching an agreement with RP to continue relays on WRMI 9955, but on a different schedule past Feb 1, already in effect.

Unfortunately, the hours for English are rather inconvenient for North Americans sleeping normal hours; too bad the M-F 1500 UT slot was ceded to RFI a few months ago. We asked Jeff White for the latest (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) Viz.:

OK, I've made the changes. The schedule on the website and Facebook page are updated. The Radio Prague airings as of Feb. 1 (actually as of today) are:
0630-0700 UTC Daily (Spanish)
0700-0730 UTC Daily (English)
0930-1000 UTC Daily (Spanish)
1000-1030 UTC Monday-Friday (English)
1930-2000 UTC Saturday-Sunday (English)
0300-0330 UTC Daily (Spanish)
The Radio Slovakia and World Radio Network times on the schedule are also correct (no changes, I think). Note that we are off the air from 1700 to 2200 UT Monday-Friday until further notice, although we run WRN during that time period, which is only on our webcast (Jeff White, WRMI Radio Miami International, Jan 28, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EGYPT. There have been reports of some R. Cairo broadcasts missing such as the European service on 6270, per Chris Lewis in England, but some of them are still going:

13580, Jan 28 at 1509, R. Cairo Albanian service, good signal aimed USward but just barely modulated, traces of talk at peaks. Normal for this broadcast, regardless of riots and revolutions (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EQUATORIAL GUINEA. 6250-, Jan 28 at 0655, poor-fair signal in continuous Spanish talk, mentions Bata, keeps going past 0700. I am rather surprised reception is holding up this late as usually it`s gone by 0630. And still JBA at 0715, 0722 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH [non]. 5910, Shiokaze via JSR JAPAN still here and in English 1400 on Friday, checked Jan 28 at 1425 with Sea Breeze ID (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. Regional tropo enhancement in play morning of Jan 28, as we are headed for an unusually warm day for January: at 1540 UT I find analog 48 KWDW-LP Nichols Hills (OKC) Univisión relay is in well (tho never snow-free) with 18.1 kW ERP, so I check for its sibling now in DTV on channel 36, KHCM-CA, 7.33 kW.

That is decoding as 36-1, and I discover that they have added 36-2! It`s carrying ``La Zeta`` KTUZ 106.7 audio and the video is just continuous advertising, in several frames, similar to but not synchronized with their website

By 1600, both are beginning to fade/lose decoding. Strangely enough, Market 50 info for OKC does not show 36-2, nor 48 analog! The above info is from

Note: KTUZ-TV RF 29 (``30``) ``Shawnee`` full power is Telemundo with no virtual channels. Tyler Media has wrapped up both rivals Univisión and TM in this market. Sort of like being affiliated with both CBS and NBC. Why don`t they put UNI as 30-2 instead of messing with these low-power relays? (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 9360, no signal Friday Jan 28 at 1429, the VOA hour which used to propagate American pop music announced in Englonesian, Thu-Fri-Sat only via Tinang, Philippines. That`s because on Jan 15, VOA abruptly eliminated all SW broadcasts in Indonesian! Plus or rather minus, Vietnamese, as Kim Andrew Elliott revealed Jan 25:

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1549 monitoring: confirmed Thu 2000 on WBCQ 7415, webcast. Also Fri 0200 on ACB Radio Mainstream webcast, to be repeated 2-hourly thru 2430. Also well heard Fri 0430 on WWRB 3185. And on WRMI, Friday Jan 28 at 1530 on 9955: jamming is only bleed from 9965, also facing overload from WWCR 9980; SAH, CCI from YFR via Taiwan in Russian.

Next chances are: Fri 2130 on WWCR 7465; Sat 0900, 1500, 1830 on WRMI 9955; Sat 1700 on WWCR 12160; Sat 1900 on IPAR 6090-Slovakia(?) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) WRMI: see also CZECHIA [non]

** U S A. 9335, Jan 28 at 1430, noise/hash which seems to be coming from the WBCQ 9330-CUSB transmitter; audible in AM mode only on hi, not lo side, but not much with BFO on; anyhow, blox North Korea, tsk2 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 11535, Jan 28 at 1503, weak Spanish spur of WEWN 11550. If there is a match on 11565, it`s blocked by WYFR (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** WESTERN SAHARA [non]. 6297.1, SASASAM, Jan 28 at 0701 NA by military band, 0702:40 right into chanting without any sign-on announcement unless that was before the NA. Usual constant utility beep QRM on low side (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 11540, Jan 28 at 1504-1505.5* open carrier with flutter; sounds like something exotic. Perhaps tune-up for the following, only thing in Aoki on 11540: ``11540 Radio Xoriyo Ogadenia 1530-1600 .2...6. Somali 300 160 Kishinev-Grigoriopol MDA 04511E 4025N RHU/WRN b10`` And yes, 6 = Friday. Not knowing this until uplooked later, I was not rechecking at 1530 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###