sabato 8 gennaio 2011

Glenn Hauser logs January 8, 2011

** ARGENTINA. 11710+, Jan 8 at 0627 surprised to hear a poor signal in Spanish; 0629 electronic music melody repeated, an IS? Suppose not. 0630 automatic 3-pip timesignal about 2 seconds late as music continues. Would be the OSOB were it not for stronger NZ on 11725. 0635 signal improving a bit, Radio Nacional mentioned in passing, as well as Argentina; 0636 ``Noche Nacional`` apparent program title, and plugs its blogspot. Deep fading, not flutter. Meanwhile I refined the frequency: yes, 11710.8, so no doubt it is LRA, but never before heard at this late hour. Perhaps General Pacheco is celebrating the decision to fund a new SW transmitter for this and RAE, with an all-night party (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. After getting ARGENTINA [q.v.] at 0627-0636 Jan 8, I searched 25m for more signals, and at 0638 found weak 11815.0 with lively music, no doubt R. Brasil Central, a normal all-nighter. 11780 RNA was not yet on but should be within a semihour (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6010, RHC in English Jan 8 at 0615 check; had been mistakenly in Spanish on this frequency 24 hours earlier.

Prof. Arnaldo de Jesús Coro Antich continues to get DX-program-type segments into ``Revistas Informativas`` rather than in a dedicated DX program, such as ``En Contacto``, where he is never heard on Sundays. Sat Jan 8 at 1353 on 11760 and all the other frequencies, a SW primer about using batteries instead of AC to reduce noise, hook on a few meters of wire to improve whip antenna reception, and about propagation, ``cómo mejorar la recepción de onda corta`` until 1358 IS and ID:

Now`s my chance to confirm whether Antonio Gómez is still announcing a frequency RHC used for only a few days in November before replacing it with 15230: yes, two months out of date, he is, ``15390``, where of course they should have stayed, as it is clear while at this hour 15230 collides with the ChiCom via their Canadian comrades.

Full announcement says, in typical Soviet-style disorder: 15120, 15360, 15390 [sic]; from *13 on 13680, 13780; from *11 on 12040, 11760; from *13 on 11730; from *14 to 20* on 11690; 6140 until 05* (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUAM. 5765-USB, AFN, Jan 8 at 1325 with country music instead of NPR ``Weekend Edition Saturday`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 17580, new frequency for Brother Scare, very poor Jan 8 at 1443. Not synch with WWCR 9980 but discussing same subjects; I waste a few minutes trying to tell which is ahead of the other and by how much, but 17580 is too weak to catch keywords.

This is not in latest HFCC, nor EiBi, nor Aoki, but surely the latest change in Germany, perhaps starting today. It is, however, on the Overcomer`s own but always undated SW schedule ftp page, as to Europe, daily at 9-10 am from somewhere (nowhere?) = 14-15 UT. It also says 9460 daily at 9-11 am = 14-16 UT is from ``UK``, while this is already listed in HFCC et al. as Wertachtal. The only other unattributed one is 13810 also daily at 9-10 am, which is Nauen per HFCC.

And TOM still doesn`t show the WWRB and WWCR frequencies in sequence, nor with accurate times, zone not specified either but surely EST = UT -5:

Claims WWRB 3145 is ``all night`` while really it`s only 9 pm-midnight per WWRB`s own schedule, = 0200-0500 UT, I think. TOM says 3215 is 6-10 pm = 2300-0300 UT, a one-hour overlap disparity. 

TOM also has the hours on WWCR wrong, ``8 am-10 pm`` on 9980 = 13-03 UT, and ``10 pm-8 am`` on 5890 = 03-13 UT, while it`s currently 12-02 on 9980, 02-12 on 9980 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9405, WINB, Jan 8 at 0622, YL preacher, fair signal at S9+15, less than BBC on 9410 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 12160, WWCR, Sat Jan 8 at 1712 check again this week has something other than WORLD OF RADIO, despite WOR still appearing on the current pdf schedule dated 1 Jan. Could WOR have been shifted back to its previous time 1730? No. That leaves only two times for WOR on WWCR confirmed by monitoring: Fri 2130 on 7465, Sun 0730 on 3215 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###