lunedì 28 febbraio 2011

Glenn Hauser logs February 27-28, 2010

** AUSTRALIA [and non]. 15400, Feb 27 at 2353 an unusual mix of Harold Camping, asserting that Jesus returns May 21 and all (well, almost all) graves will then be opened for whatever remnants of the corpses are left to fly into heaven --- and with SAH some hymnic-sounding music underneath. Aoki shows HCJB starts Indonesian at 0000 and WYFR ends at 2400, but obviously there is really an overlap: HFCC has HCJB from 2345, and WYFR until 0100 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15370, checking RHC for the weekly 2230 Esperanto service to S America, Sunday Feb 27 at 2246: ``Bésame Mucho`` song, but is it in Esperanto? Yes! ``Kisu Min Multe``, I think the title goes in Esp`o. 2249 announcement I thought about the next conference to be in São Paulo, but Google finds: ``La 96-a Universala Kongreso de Esperanto okazos de la 23-a g^is la 30-a de julio 2011 en Kopenhago, la c^efurbo de Danio``. Note: the circumflex really belongs atop the g and the c, but MS Word conveniently separates them to forestall garbling. Reception declined from fair to poor, audio not too distorted.

11770, Feb 27 at 2252 checking whether `En Contacto` has reappeared at its old timing --- no, RHC is playing a song with Jew`s harp boinging, outroed as by exiled Chilean group during the Pinochet dictatorship. (Ever notice how RHC never refers to the `Castro dictatorship`, or of any other farleftist??) Also on // 12010 and an echo apart on 12040. Unfortunately, I missed checking an hour later when E.C. probably showed. What must have happened is that since RHC started signing on at 2200 instead of 2100, this Revista`s contents are generally one hour later than before, and naturally the online program schedule has still not been updated for at least a biyear; anyway, the contents of that magazine are not shown, must be ascertained by axual monitoring.

So I made a special point of catching the final repeat of `En Contacto` which started UT Monday Feb 28 at 0234.6 on 9770 et al. After more birthday greetings than usual, Manolo had a report from Julián Santiago about the new Mexican X-bander, XEANAH, R. Anáhuac on 1670, corrected info of a few weeks ago about the timings for E.C. to Sunday 1435, 2240, 0235 [Monday].

Unfortunately, as above, 2240 is no longer correct either. And now we must be prepared for another one-hour shift earlier by UT when DST starts March 13, to compensate for one-hour later when DST went off last fall; or not? He also gave my correxion on the website for the Spanish DX program audio archive; and into the ``what has DXing brought to you`` essay, which is where I came in earlier on airing #1 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUAM. 15320, KSDA with AWR Wavescan in progress, UT Sunday Feb 27 at 2240, sufficient signal, Jeff White interviewing Oldrich Cip [with a hook over the C] at HFCC Praha. They would still like to meet in Tunis sometime when things settle down; next one will be in Dallas TX, August. Also noted there has not been much reduxion in number of registrations in the HFCC database, despite some stations going off the air, which really didn`t have that much frequency usage. (Also, major existing stations, notably BBC and IBB, have unnecessarily fragmented themselves more and more into one-hour blox on different frequencies, I moan.) 2245 program ID by Allen Graham, who I seriously doubt is an Adventist any more than Jeff White or Oldrich Cip are, 2246 on to some downunderite, but I`d already had my nap so QSYed 50 kHz up to CUBA, q.v. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6815, Feb 27 at 2352, weak music on AM, presumably The Crystal Ship. As happens too often, it was not until well after its start that I turned on computer and opened e-mail notifying us of a TCS broadcast around new 6816 from around 2200. Anyhow, there was too much T-storm noise with tornado warning two or three counties away (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 17680, CVC La Voz, Miami via CHILE, hunting around for some music to help me nap, I landed here, Feb 27 at 2215-2240. Strangely enough, it was gospel-rock in English, occasional Spanish announcements. I couldn`t really follow the lyrix when I tried briefly, so can only hope they did not penetrate my subconscious! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 18530, on a whim I tried this frequency for the second harmonic of WINB, which I had not heard in a while, and there it was, Feb 27 at 2300 with ID ending in ``United States of Americuh``, and quickly // to 9265, as both went into a screaming gospel huxter. It was so bad that I had to listen on the fundamental for a while to decide whether he was screaming in English or Spanish; I thought Spanish was not scheduled at this hour, but it was Spanish, as confirmed on their program schedule at
which has been updated! As of Feb 20:
06:00P / Sun-2300...Templo Trinidad Presents Jesus Christ [until 2330; there`s another Spanish ministry Mon at 2300-2400, but other days in English until Fámily Radio starts at 0000].

However, these numbskulls show their own fundamental frequency as 9625 instead of 9265, and no mention of the harmonic. 18530 was very poor, fading to JBA. If we can otherwise believe it, sked shows ``9625`` no more used in the mornings at all, just 2200-0330 converted to UT so also the limitations of 18530; 0330-1130 9405, 1130-2200 13570. As an overnight channel 9405`s harmonic 18810 is unlikely to propagate, but might this summer at peak or with Es help. Those who can bear the crap on CB when there`s a short-skip opening, or let us imagine F2, might hear the other WINB harmonic on 27140. Just listen for a weak, warbly carrier matching the fundamental (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VATICAN. 9600, at 2315 Feb 27, VR praising Jesus Christ in Latin, and signing-on in Vietnamese, sending far too much signal USward direct from SMG; I just missed hearing whether they still run an English fragment before it.

And also with buzzing QRM extending from about 9590 to 9615, the latter worst/clearest around 9605. It`s sort of halfway between DRM and OTH radar, both of which have no business in the middle of the 31m broadcast band, but tell that to The Consortium. I had also noticed that noise when I tuned past 9600 about an hour earlier. It`s probably not DRM. Bulgaria is scheduled with DRM on 9600, and BBC/Portugal on 9610, but at very different hours (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###