giovedì 24 febbraio 2011

Glenn Hauser logs February 24, 2011

** GUAM. 5765-USB, AFN is gone again, Feb 24 at 1330 check, no trace of it. Ron Howard also found it missing yesterday (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. 9526-, VOI missing for the third day, before and after 1300 Feb 24 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** LIBYA. 21695, Voice of Africa from the Great Jamahiriyah ID heard immediately upon tuning in Feb 24 at 1439, into `Cities from Africa` talk with brief geo facts about a few, including one in NE Nigeria, and Bamako, Mali; then about Sénégal. Copy is difficult with only fair signal at best, deep fades, undermodulation, and accents. Generally better here than // 17725.

1456-1502 the `news` segment we had been hoping for, all about alleged widespread support for the Leader of the Revolution, mentioning various cities. 1503 back to canned stuff with Beethoven`s Ninth riff, ``Problem of Democracy``, 1509 outro as having been from the Green Book --- these all sound alike and I wonder if there is more than one episode? Then English schedule as for E Africa on 21695 at 4-6 pm GJ time = 2-4 pm GMT; and for Central Africa on 17850 at same times. 17850 of course, is totally wrong! 1517 beginning a ``special program`` but could not follow the topic (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND. 5950, Feb 24 at 1332, RNZI with news about Christchurch quake, missing foreign students including Chinese; 1334 back to `All Night` programme from National radio, instead of scheduled `Pacific Correspondent`. Suspect RNZI has been relaying RNZ National more than usual, pre-empting own programming (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SAIPAN. Let it not be said that KFBS does not broadcast in English, as its schedule would have us believe, while more important languages such as Udmurt are included. 11580, Feb 24 at 1308, discussion in English of infidelity for a few minutes, then suddenly switches to YL in Chinese, apparently consecutive translation, but a lot more than one phrase piled up before doing so. 11580 at 1300-1400 is listed only as Chinese (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 17755, VOT in German, Feb 24 at 1320, into Turkish music to 1323 very brief sign-off referring to next broadcast at 18.30 Weltzeit, only seven notes of IS before cut off the air; fairly good signal, better than English which follows at 1330 on 12035 on same azimuth. Obviously they should stay on 16m for that broadcast too (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1553 monitoring: first SW airing confirmed Thursday Feb 24 at 1600+ on WRMI 9955; poor signal, some SAH, but no jamming. Next WRMI airings are: Thu 2200 (probably jammed), Fri 1530, Sat 0900, 1500, 1830, Sun 0900, 1630, 1830. On WBCQ: Thu 2000 on 7415. Also WWRB UT Fri at 0430 on new 2390? Or almost-new 5050? Ex-3185. On WWCR: Fri 2130 on 7465, Sat 1700 on 12160, Sun 0730 on 3215. IRRS is testing a new frequency, 5775 or 5975, perhaps carrying WOR Saturday at 1900 and/or on 6090. Probably 5775 as 5975 is already in use by VOR in Arabic from Novosibirsk (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###