lunedì 21 febbraio 2011

Glenn Hauser logs February 20, 2011

** CUBA [and non]. Another Hugazoless Sunday morning, so RHC was funxioning as follows, only with its own programming:

At 1457 past 1500, Sunday-only frequency 13750 is on instead of 13680, but // 13780 15360 11690 11730 11760. The other `Aló, Presidente` frequencies, 15370 and 17750 were not on. Good for Sudan Radio Service via Portugal, unimpeded on 17745 past 1600. RHC 12040 also missing as usual on Sunday mornings. Furthermore, 11760 stayed with RHC Spanish instead of Esperanto, including 1510 `El Mundo de la Filatelia`. Recheck 1643, ALL RHC frequencies are off (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUINEA. 7125, RTG still missing at 0645 check Feb 20 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ISRAEL. 15850, tnx to a tip from Alan Holder, Isle of Wight, that Galei Zahal has been on this new frequency since Feb 16, after trying 15810 from Feb 13, ex-15785v --- 15850 had just barely audible signal here Feb 20 at 1459, a bit of modulation making it. Wolfgang Büschel in Germany had by then heard it earlier at 0810, partly in English (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MAURITANIA. 7245 and 4845, ORTM still missing at 0645 check Feb 20 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN [non]. 5965, REE via COSTA RICA, UT Sunday Feb 20 at 0653, wrapping up `Mundofonía` hour of world music, was from Baluchistan just now; SAH but well atop Vatican (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 9700, nice Turkish music Feb 20 at 0640, good signal, VOT first time heard here in several weeks; propagation is looking up. Is at 05-0655v*, 250 kW, 310 degrees from Emirler for Europe but also USward. A more reliable chance for this is 15350 until 1355v*, 500 kW also at 310 degrees (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9405, Feb 20 at 0642, WINB with VG signal tonight during GFRN`s `Quick Study` of Bible TV soundtrack. So good, that it`s splattering over BBC 9410. If you think that`s bad, wait till A-11, when WINB tentatively plans to move onto 9410 itself! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1552 monitoring, Sunday Feb 20: confirmed at 1644 on WRMI 9955, poor signal but no jamming. WRMI further repeats are: Sun 1831, Mon 1230, 2230, Tue 1630, Wed 0200, 1630, Thu 0430; WBCQ 7415: Tue, Wed 2000. Unless 1553 is ready in time to start Wed 1630 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17775, KVOH absent again on this Sunday, Feb 20 at 1526 check (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1110, KVTT, Mineral Wells (The Metroplex) TX: re my previous comments about lack of a daytime groundwave signal except for a SAH of 0.6 Hz vs KFAB: Artie Bigley put me in contact with the consulting engineer who designed the new 50 kW facility with a highly direxional pattern, Charles Staples, who gives me the exact bearing of a northward null, which is within a fraxion of a degree of the same true bearing toward Enid: 358 degrees. So if I go a little east or west I should start getting more traces of it. This null is not toward Omaha, as you would expect, which is somewhat east of north from the site which is about halfway between Fort Worth and Wichita Falls. Radio-locator map for entertainment shows it gets into OKC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###