lunedì 17 dicembre 2012

Glenn Hauser logs December 16

** AUSTRALIA. 4835, Dec 16 at 1412, VL8A is still audible a semihour after sunrise here, bass-baritone with ``Joy to the World`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** AUSTRALIA. 5982 & 6008, Dec 16 at 1415, the 5995 100 kW Shepparton transmitter of RA is again putting out distorted FMy spurs plus/minus 13 kHz or so, during the Sunday-night talkshow about religion including the ``Inquisition`` quiz demonstrating how ignorant so many Aussies are about basic facts (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 17580, Sunday Dec 16 at 1437, Manolo de la Rosa is back on RHC `En Contacto`, after time off for hernia surgery, plugging the Colombo-Venezuelan DX Meeting in January with Rafael Rodríguez` contact info. As usual on Sundays, 13780 is off after 1400 for no particular reason.

I was also looking up the Esperanto schedule on RHC website
to find:

Norte, Centro y Suramérica     11760 Khz 25           16-16:30 UTC
San Francisco                   6010 Khz 49           05-07:00 UTC
Suramérica                     15370 Khz 19           22:30-23 UTC``

The middle one is totally wrong, of course; presumably meant to be 0700-0730 UT as before, and all of these are Sundays only, not specified either (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GREECE. 7475 & 9420, UT Sun Dec 16 at 0552, Greek Ortho harmonious canting in // from ERT. 0600 split into R. Filia on 7475 in presumed Albanian, and 9420 into news in Greek. By 0608, GO music had resumed on 9420. Did the priests really pause for the news? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IRAN [non]. 13680, Dec 16 at 1429, open carrier; what will ensue? 1430 starts R. Farda. HFCC shows this is only a semi-hour transmission, from Lampertheim, GERMANY, 100 kW, 108 degrees, to be followed by a sesquihour via Wertachtal, 250 kW, 105 degrees. It so happens that IRIB itself also uses 13680 elsewhen, the 0400 sesquihour.

12005, Dec 16 at 1458 techno music, 1500 timesignal and fading. This too is R. Farda per HFCC, 0700-1530, 100 kW, 80 degrees from Lampertheim (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** JAPAN. 6055, Dec 16 at 1414, R. Nikkei with Xmas medley including ``Greensleeves`` with orchestra and traditional instruments such as shakuhachi; poor signal (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KURDISTAN [non]. 11510, Dec 16 at 1424, Denge Kurdistan better than usual with wailing/plucking/droning music, and IADs; presumably via PRIDNESTROVYE. 12035 TURKEY was still on with IS at 1426, weaker than DK, but itself better than usual (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOMALILAND. 7120, Dec 16 at 1340, soul music, poor signal but any signal is still welcome from R. Hargaysa, long path (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN [non]. 5965, Dec 16 at 0553, dead air from REE via COSTA RICA. This one frequency normally runs until 0800 for insomniax in South America. It would be more productive to maintain at least one frequency via CR for those awake in North America (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1647 monitoring: confirmed UT Sunday December 16 at 0500 on WTWW-1, 5830. VG signal this week, no fading down like last week. Next: on WRMI 9955, Sun 1630, Mon 0530, Tue 1200.

BTW, during `Studio DX` in Italian, at 0550 UT Dec 16, WRMI had quite a good signal and no jamming audible. We can only hope for the same 24 hours later (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5085, UT Sunday Dec 16 at 0552, WTWW-2, Rod Hembree mixing science with his wacky religious views, to try to lend them some credibility (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 960, Dec 16 at 0602, ABC News with echo, so presumably KMA IA and WERC AL (unless WERC is no longer with ABC, as someone reported them with Fox `news` at some other hour). 0602 was the first commercial break, but it was a PSA for Habitat for Humanity, so ABC could not sell this spot; during local KGWA Enid dead-air pause (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 970, UT Sunday Dec 16 at 0605, trying again to ID the station with oldtime radio as heard 168 hours ago: it`s there but this week with very heavy QRM. Mentions ``classic radio``, but starts with current report from Hollywood about Beyoncé, of all things. It seems that `Radio Classics` is the 24/7 SiriusXM 82 version by the same entrepreneur as `When Radio Was`, Greg Bell; packed schedules here
for those who can`t get enough, but no affiliate list found, if there are any at ground level (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)