domenica 10 giugno 2012

Glenn Hauser logs June 10, 2012

** CANADA. Sporadic E analog TV DX is starting to show at 1500 UT June 10; G7IZU 6-meter Es map shows lots of contacts centering over northern Indiana and vicinity.

By 1510 I can tell it`s from the NE to the N in English on ch 2 and best on 4 with ads; also video on 3 and 5.

Ch 4 had ad string until 1514 including Futura Ford: could that be the name of a dealer now for the ex-model or instead of it? Also mentioned ``global`` but maybe in the context of warming. Are rival networks allowed to say the word?

1518 on 2, Canadian political discussion. Video too weak so far to make out the network bugs. More to come in next report. As usual, no DTV signals showing up for me on 2 or 3 (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake June 10, before 1300:
12230, poor at 1249
14800, very good at 1252; none in the 13s
15555, good at 1253
15760, fair at 1253
15900, very good at 1252 with flutter
16100, good at 1254
16980, very good at 1254; none in the 17s

After 1300:
15485, fair at 1306, with het on hi side

Circa 1330:
12230, very poor at 1330; none in the 13s
14600, fair-good at 1331
15570, fair-good at 1331; none in the 16s
17450, fair at 1335; none in the 18s, nor for a long time now

** CUBA. 11840, June 10 at 0501, RHC Spanish is still running late, with ACI from the DentroCuban Jamming Command pulsing on 11845, which is running *very* late; but 11840 cuts off in mid-word at 0501.5*; how rude!

6010, June 10 at 0513, RHC English is instead dead air, as failed to apply modulation on this frequency from 0500, unlike the other three, 6050, 6060, 6125. No loss.

11760, Sunday June 10 at 1500, RHC Esperanto starts after quick crossfade from Spanish overrun a few sex past 1500. Had not reconfirmed this for a few weeks (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** JAPAN [and non]. 6110, NHK World Radio Japan, English relay via CANADA at 0500-0530 is still absent for a sesquiweek as of June 10. All the others scheduled are still heard, reconfirmed:

0200-0500  5960 Japanese (still on at 0323 June 10)
1200-1230  6120 English (still on, poorly audible June 10)
1300-1500 11655 Japanese (confirmed June 10 at 1357

The only RCI relay via Yamata still left on the schedule is:
1500-1559 6110, 11730 Chinese
I could not expect to hear 6110 at this late hour, but Chinese language confirmed at 1500 June 10, presumably this still running (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA SOUTH [non]. 9650, Sunday June 10 at 1215, KBS World Radio via CANADA will be in what language today? Playing songs, presumably in Korean, two segués, finally English announcement at 1223 talking about Japan --- but it`s not // NHK 9695, as KBS music show is about the popularity of Korean performers in Japan. With audio artifacts going right along with the music beats which provoke them (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NETHERLANDS [non]. 9715, June 10 at 1226, RNW via BONAIRE closing `Cartas @ RN` show, so I listen to hear whether they will then announce the termination of all Spanish at Junend like they do for English? No, just usual sign-off for now with frequencies of this and the 0000, 0100 Spanish broadcasts.

Then I tune at 1231 to 11880 via Costa Rica, for REE`s `Amigos de la Onda Corta` and hear Antonio Buitrago quoting `Cartas` with news about RNW as his very first item:

From 1 July RNW will continue with only one 30-minute Spanish broadcast M-F only, for freedom-challenged areas Cuba, Venezuela, also Mexico and Central America. No time or frequency given but it will be on SW plus partner stations. I can`t find anything about this yet on the RNW Spanish website (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9805, Sunday June 10 at 1228, R. Martí atop jamming closing `Música y Palabras de Inspiración desde Salt Lake City, Utah``. A gross violation of separation of church and state, as this is obviously the Spanish version of the LDS ``Music and the spoken word``, meaning Bible stuff, but do they dare to quote the Book of Mormon as well?

The show, in English at least, masquerades as mainstream Christian, just like performances by the MT Choir. IIRC, RM used to carry Roman Catholic mass during this hour, so they are diversifying! Now every other sect should demand airtime --- or none at all with the US government keeping completely out of religion, especially propagating any certain faiths to other countries (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 13750, June 10 at 1250, VOA Spanish in `Música Country`, Sunday fill program instead of `Buenos Días, América` newscast on weekdays, since nothing ever happens on weekends. Was announcing a few  FM/AM affiliate stations carrying the show in Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, // 15590, 9885, not much jamming if any (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9370-, June 10 at 0512, WTJC is back on with hymn, after having been absent 24+ hours earlier (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VATICAN [and non]. 11740, June 10 at 0459, WYFR signing off in Spanish, as Vatican Radio IS is playing, prior to Swedish at 0500, by when YFR has gone off, but for a minute it was Catholix vs Protestants, making a SAH of about 4 Hz which I did not have time to count precisely. I had just looked for the Lebanon relay on 11715, but nothing heard; probably tuned in too late.

13765, June 10 at 0503, VR with African English supplications alternating with drumbeats, good signal, but with variable-pitch whining. Now its more like a deep-voiced (or winged) mosquito than a cat`s miau as I heard during same broadcast May 29. The noise got a little louder as VR faded a bit, so likely from an external source. At this hour, 13765 is via MADAGASCAR, as the RNW relay has no problem with propagating various religions, as long as they are Christianish.

13730, Sunday June 10 at 1205, RV with pascua story in Spanish instead of news in English, which we continue to hear other days of the week via Sackville, CANADA at 1200-1215 after Spanish at 1130-1200 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)