domenica 12 agosto 2012

Glenn Hauser logs August 11-12, 2012

** ARGENTINA. 15345.1, Aug 12 at 0142, R. Nacional exceptionally good at S9+20 in Spanish discussion, soon playing ``This Land Is Your Land`` in English. No RAE on 11711v since it`s a weekend; transmitter stays on 15 MHz much later. Tried 13363 for LTA but nothing (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BANGLADESH. 15520, Aug 11 at 1820, very poor signal with flutter, talk, presumably English from Bangladesh Betar. We might have better luck if they broadcast English at 1230-1300 on 15520 rather than 7250 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CROATIA [non]. 9925, Aug 12 at 0204, V. of Croatia is hastening to wrap up only 4 minutes of news in `Croatia Today``, takes 2 minutes to announce English schedule on satellite, SW with local times (what if there is more than one each??), so --- what`s the big hurry? --- they can get right back to music at 0206, which I stayed with past 0214 after they had played a tune which included melody from ``Rose of Spanish Haarlem``, otherwise unrecognizable presumably real Croatian music. All the schedules show English is 15 minutes from 0200, but there was nothing English about the music and certainly no speech after 0206; maybe cut back on weekends? Via Wertachtal, GERMANY, of course. On 7 September moves back down to 7375. Initial very good signal on 9925 was getting fluttier by tune-out (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6050, Aug 12 at 0235, no signal from RHC in English, so 50% of the early-evening service is missing, and the other 50%, 6000 is only fair, 0235 introducing a commentary from A. Coro. Recheck at 0311, still no 6050. Unfortunately, too much Spain from 6055 to tell whether HCJB was there as it should have been, good news for them anyway the Cuban disappearance, but likely not for long (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EGYPT. 13620, Aug 12 at 0147 just humbuzz, no programodulation, from R. Cairo, Abis, Spanish to S America at 0045-0200 scheduled.

9315, Aug 12 at 0225, R. Cairo English to N America missing, no signal at all, whilst 9305 Arabuzzing as usual, and 9965 distorted Arabic undermod. Has English finally moved to 9720 as predicted? No, nothing there either. Not found anywhere else on 9 MHz, so did another sweep of 6.8-13.9 MHz and did not find it anywhere else either. Still the same, no 9315 or 9720 at 0314 check (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EQUATORIAL GUINEA. 15190, Aug 11 at 1828, crazy gospel huxter keeps me on R. Africa for only a few sex (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IRAN. 11800, Aug 12 at 0230 I am looking for a lousy-modulated signal as possible replacement from missing Cairo 9315; see EGYPT. Something poor here aside much stronger Romania in Spanish on 11795, with unknown language talk, cut off abruptly at 0231:30*. Uplooked later in HFCC, it`s merely VIRI in ``Kazaki``, 500 kW, 5 degrees from Sirjan at 0130-0230 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA. 15115-15120-15125, Aug 11 at *1827, DRM noise has just erupted, i.e. start of scheduled VON sesquihour in English. Does the modulation/audio on this still sound as bad as it does when in AM? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6925-USB, a Saturday night = UT Sunday Aug 12 so pirate activity likely, and yes there is: All-music except for occasional brief IDs merely as ``Ronin Radio`` (I would not be sure of the name if I had not seen it previously reported by others), at 0251.4 and just before 0300 nicely TOH. No carrier, and dense music very hard to tune in properly on SSB, but I try zero-beating 9925 Croatia [non] on the FRG-7 MHz-only tuning.

Some of it is recognizable: 0238, Janis Joplin ``Cry Baby``; 0255 going from Van Halen, ``Jamie`s Crying`` to Journey, ``Who`s Crying Now?`` --- I think I perceive a theme in this, but after 0300 switches to blues and more blues past 0309. Maybe those too having crying in the title. Please QSL? (Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ROMANIA. 17745, Aug 11 at 2109, RRI in Spanish reviving those annoying ringing audio artifacts again peaking at the sidebands, so I check // 21510, and same heard there, but no ACI as there is on 17745 from much stronger RHC 17750. Both are Tiganeshti per HFCC.

BTW, 21510 has been misreported lately by a slipshod listlogger as Spain in Spanish, and even Saudi Arabia in Arabic --- except neither of these is listed. Guess again.

11750, Aug 12 at 0152, piano concerto with flutter, 0154 outro in Romanian as Chopin, so I bet it`s RRI. A bit more piano music but cut off the air at 0156*. Good signal but had splat from 11760 RHC. This is 310 degrees from Galbeni to CIRAF 8 = E North America (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN [and non]. 15110, Sat Aug 11 at 2112 with nice classical guitar music, excellent signal as usual; next best: 17850 via Costa Rica but lower-fi; weaker directs 17715 sufficient, and 17755 with CubaRM from 17750. The 17 MHz frequencies run past 1900 only on weekends (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 9515, UT Sunday Aug 12 at 0314, VOT introducing `Legends of Anatolia`, and I am switching receivers to the kitchen for a snack missing some of it, but it`s over already in only 4 minutes: 0318 multi-lingual ID filler; 0321 Question of the Month; 0323 music --- fill for the rest of the hour? Anyhow confirms this is an off-week for the fortnightly `DX Corner`, back Aug 19 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENIG DIGEST)

** U K [and non]. 15180, Aug 11 at 1826, fair signal in French, and sounds the same on 15105; can`t // them for sure with only one receiver in hand on the porch, and they would be out of synch since they are BBC, 15180 300 kW, 170 degrees from Woofferton, and 15105, 250 kW, 65 degrees from Ascension at 1800-1830, per HFCC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17895, Aug 11 at 1828, Olympic theme music (guess NBC does not have a monopoly on it), segué to a bit of hilife, and 1829:50 starting VOA sign-off routine. Currently scheduled as GB at 1730-1830 in English, 250 kW, 94 degrees (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 11530, Aug 12 at 0150, hymn and then Portuguese announcement from WYFR are marred by squealing spur from neighbor 11520 WEWN transmitter with parasite on 11529; also could hear a match on 11511, but nothing there to beat against except BFO. Christians vs Christians (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7506.4, Aug 12 at 0233, WRNO strong signal with dead air --- no wait, if I turn the volume wide open, I can hear some just barely modulation, but not enough to tell what they are saying, which I am sure would be of no interest anyway (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 15155, Aug 11 at 2045, preaching in French, poor with flutter. It`s AWR at 2030-2100, 300 kW, 210 degrees from Moosbrunn, AUSTRIA. No sign of French on 15160 today, where Spain had misappeared 24 hours earlier, but that`s a M-F broadcast on other frequencies and this was Saturday (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)