domenica 18 novembre 2012

Glenn Hauser logs November 17-18, 2012

** BANGLADESH. 15505, Nov 18 at 1358, very poor signal with flutter, am almost sure it`s the Bangladesh Betar IS, preceding Urdu (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake Nov 18 around 1235: NONE found 12-18 MHz. I suppose they are just not propagating now, or have those in Asia another opinion? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EAST TURKISTAN. 9710, Nov 18 at 0235, Chinese music with flutter. Must be CRI Spanish at 01-03, 500 kW, 294 degrees from Kashgar to CIRAF 12-14, i.e. northern S America, plus northern Argentina and Chile, but not SE Brazil or southern Patagonia. (RHC on 9710 is now scheduled 22-24 only). (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EGYPT. 9720, Nov 18 at 0235, good carrier but no modulation at all audible from R. Cairo in English to NAm, burning 250 kW for nothing (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GREECE. 7475, Nov 18 at 0618, jazz song by YL in English, not // 9420 with Greek Orthodox cantors. Therefore I suspect 7475 is carrying the R. Filia service in some unknown nominal language rather than or in addition to 11645, while 9420 is mainstream Voice of Greece as usual on Sunday mornings. Or 7475 could have defaulted to some other domestic relay in all the confusion (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUIANA FRENCH. 5844, 5892, 5994, 6076, approx., Nov 18 at 0232 check, spurblobs from 5960 NHK relay are still being transmitted by TDF Montsinéry (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** LITHUANIA. 7415, Nov 18 at 0228, music on poor signal with flutter, 0234 sounds like French announcement. Too bad to keep listening, but was scheduled special for Radio Waves International 29th anniversary broadcast at 02-04, 100 kW, 310 degrees via Sitkunai to North America. RWI is otherwise a French pirate. Strangely enough, despite my reminder just before 0200 to the DXLD yg, I`ve not seen a single other report of hearing this in the DXLD yg or elsewhere (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ROMANIA. 17530, Nov 18 at 1248, RRI in English with a show about a jazz musician; it`s the SSOB except for RHC and just about the OSOB from Europe (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 17595, Sunday Nov 18 at 1330, REE with Arabic music, so amid `Mundofonías` world music show as soon announced, also mentioning Paquistaní at next break; and on echoey 21610, via Costa Rica on 15170 // much weaker 15125. So in new program sked since Nov 12, `Mundofonias` is Sundays 1305-1355. May we see the whole grid? Guess what, no show by that name appears on the list of all programs, all networks, let alone REE itself:
and the link to parilla de programación is unfound.

That`s why we have to depend on the unofficial site Programas DX for posting the REE program schedules:

But is this the new one, or the interim one, since it`s dated effective Oct 28? It does agree on Mundofonías 2, Sundays at 1305, but not on a frequency to Asia. Also: Sat 0105. Mundofonías 1: Fri 0805, Sat 2205, Sun 1605, the last two splitting with other programming or depending on sports pre-emptions.

While we are at it, Amigos de la Onda Corta is shown: Sat 0605, Sun 2330, Tue 0230, i.e. not yet expanded to an hour to include mailbag.

Nothing on this schedule about co-official languages Basque, Catalan or Galician. So have they dispensed with Basque which was sporadically appearing weekdays at 1230? I`ve yet to hear it at 1330 after DST.

Still on the schedule is `Vida Verda`, which we found out only by listening is really in Catalan, Sun 0405. Maybe a typo, there is a separate `Vida Verde`, Sat 1105, Sun 0205 (I am adding 5 minutes at hourtops, presuming news has been omitted from the schedules). (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9990, Nov 18 around 0030, WTWW-2 is on with music; after 0200 switched to 5085 where Ted Randall is taking requests and dedications from RI, AZ, etc. for classic rock tunes; after 0300, Rod Hembree preaching, which seems to be regular now; after 0400, playback of QSO Radio show by Ted, past 0600 and no WORLD OF RADIO noted this week, or did I miss it? Off the air by 0647 check (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5050, Nov 18 at 0622 big open carrier with some hum; turning up the volume, it is just barely modulated with crosstalk from Brother Scare, and it matches 3185 WWRB, not 5890 WWCR; 0647 still on with some lite beeps. Must be WWRB running the other transmitter which has otherwise been deactivated after a spell on 5051 // 3195 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)