giovedì 14 giugno 2012

Glenn Hauser logs June 13-14, 2012

** CANADA [non?]. 15455, June 14 at 0534 very surprised to find a station in Spanish here, soon obviously RCI with Canadian news stories about the Chinese guy whose body parts were mailed around the country, then RCI ID, `Canadá en las Américas`, totally wrong time for Latin America, most of which is after local midnite. Fairly good signal, could be Sackville, but can`t tell. Nothing is scheduled here. It so happens that 15455 is used for earlier Spanish from Sackville at 2200-2230 & 2300-2330 daily (for a little while longer), so maybe a monumental failure of automation scheduling.

At 0559 concluded with ID and said would be heard only on the web from June 29; 0559:30 into Russian also plugging internet, and 0600 Russian program! also not scheduled now on SW. And no frequencies announced in either language, but why should there be? It so happens, just as I suspected, that this lineup is on the Hotbird satellite RCI schedule:

0500 Spanish, 0600 Russian, 0700 English, 0800 French, 0900 Arabic.

Furthermore, Ivo Ivanov in Bulgaria also heard the 15455 transmission in those languages of 06, 08 and 09 until cut off at 0901*. So someone was relaying the Hotbird feed for some reason, from where? Check again at +0500-0900+ on 15455. Could they have left it on this time ever since 2330?

15455 will also be one of the frequencies for RCI`s last-ever broadcast from Sackville, Sunday June 24 at 2300-2329 in Spanish // 11990, and Portuguese at same time on 13760, per Jacques Bouliane of RCI via Wolfgang Büschel. So the last English broadcasts would be at 1800 and 2000 earlier that same day on usual frequencies (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1621, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake June 14, before 1300:
13130, poor at 1239; haven`t heard this one in quite a while; no 12s
13970, good at 1239
14700, very good at 1239
15545, fair at 1234
15940, good at 1235
15970, very good at 1235
16100, fair at 1237
16980, good at 1236
17250, very poor at 1237
17450, poor at 1237

** NIGERIA. 15120, June 14 at 0530, VON is on again in analog English, still with whine and modulation breaking up; with BFO the carrier is also wavering slightly (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1580, KOKB Blackwell was again in dead air or open carrier again for an extended period around 0030 UT June 14, while sister station 1020, KOKP Perry was nominal with sports talk (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7811-USB, June 14 at 0544, AFN Florida with 2-minute Jim Hightower commentary about Bank of America`s dishonesty, as audible and visible here:
Then I checked // 12133.5-USB, but if on, it was inaudible; noise level was considerable on 7 MHz and would have been worse on // 5446.5-USB (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1621: First airing is Thursday June 14 at 2100 UT on WTWW 9479; it was completed just a sesquihour earlier. Then UT Friday 0330v on WWRB 5050; UT Saturday 0130v on Area 51 via WBCQ 5110v-CUSB (last week it was at 0200, but the June 15 schedule shows 0130 again); UT Sunday 0400 on WTWW 5755.

And on WRMI 9955: Sat 0800, 1500, 1730, Sun 0800, 1530, 1730, Mon 0500, 1130, maybe Thu 0330.

Also on WRN via SiriusXM 120: Sat & Sun 1730, Sun 0830 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)