domenica 9 dicembre 2012

Glenn Hauser logs December 9, 2012

** CUBA. 15340, Dec 9 at 1409, another Sunday, another hour+ of dead air from RHC in misprogrammed automation(?); it had been modulating before 1400. By 1513 it`s remodulating in philatelic show, along with all the other 11, 15 and 17 MHz channels, except the anomaly now is that 13780 has gone off. We assume these are still legacies of the apparently long-defunct Sunday-only `Aló, Presidente` relays from Venezuela requiring transmitter and program feed shuffling (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GREECE. 7475, UT Sunday Dec 9 at 0630 after music, R. Filia ID in Spanish and more music. So unknown whether it was officially Albanian until 0630 today, but on other occasions Albanian has continued past 0630 or German started. It`s easy to launch a R. Philia stream at the ERT website, not so easy to find a program schedule if there is any. Meanwhile much weaker VOG 9420 had the usual Greek Orthodox concert on Sunday mornings (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SARAWAK [non]. 15430, Dec 9 at 1355, again no signal from R. Free Kenyalang, supposedly to try this one instead of 15650 from unknown site at 12-14; maybe Monday? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN [and non]. 17595, Dec 9 at 1411, REE is on again this Sunday with very good signal, suspect secretly aimed at N America, but not on weekdays; much weaker on 15125 southward from COSTA RICA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 7530, Dec 9 at 1425, tonal Asian language with some echoey clips followed by comments or translation; 1430 bit of music and ``Voice America`` mentioned by another announcer. It`s VOA Tibetan service at 14-15, 250 kW, 275 degrees from Tinang, PHILIPPINES. No jamming audible, tho there must have been (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5085, UT Sunday Dec 9 after 0400, WTWW-2 sounds like Rod Hembree, so apparently running the GFRN segment an hour later than usual 0300, because of feed outage earlier, followed by Ted`s music and contact program. A `QSO` show was also running late at 0615 and still at 0643, discussion of ham satellite dishes, etc. There appears to be no firm schedule for these Saturday night broadcasts.

9479, Dec 9 at 1421, open carrier/dead air from WTWW-1, still at 1432, and even 1515 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1646 monitoring: confirmed UT Sunday 0500 on WTWW-1 5830; by now the winter night MUF is weakening the signal here considerably, compared to WTWW-2 on 5085. Less than 1 MHz makes a big difference (and perhaps different azmiuths). Next WORs on WRMI 9955: Monday 0530, Tuesday 1200 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1130, Sunday Dec 9 at 1334 UT, Zydeco song from the direxion of KWKH Shreveport LA --- have they come to their senses and gone back to a country music format? No! The song is about LSU, and soon ``1130 the Tiger`` slogan (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 970, UT Sunday Dec 9 at 0646, Jack Benny from east/west. Probably an episode of `When Radio Was`. Extensive website dedicated to selling this public-domain stuff, makes one search state by state for affiliates, so I checked all likely states E/W and some closer ones in other direxions, but no 970 at this hour. Jack Benny is included. WRW often plays on news/talk stations as a respite from the hard stuff, e.g. WBBM and WCCO. Or it could be some other OTR show. Really I should consider first KCFO in nearby Tulsa. They do have a program schedule,
but conveniently with a gap from 12 to 5 am CT Sundays (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1310, Sunday Dec 9 at 1347 UT, song in Spanish from east/west, mentioning ``pecado`` in the lyrix, then another romantic-sounding song, but really religious, as I continue to suspect KKNS Corrales NM, ``contemporary Christian in Spanish``, which is not supposed to be on 5 kW day power until 1400 UT (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)