lunedì 11 agosto 2014

Glenn Hauser logs August 10-11, 2014

** ALGERIA [non]. 13820, Aug 10 at 1927, RTA via FRANCE is the only SW frequency I can find with some soporific music suitable for my napping, i.e. Qur`an; but soon on to peppier secular music and Arabic talk; fair signal (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** AUSTRALIA. 11590, Aug 11 at 1320, mostly nice S Asian music including ``Abide with Me`` hymn tune till 1345 RBA ID briefly in English. On Mondays that would be Tamil service, switching at 1330 to Hindi, per EiBi (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 11780, Aug 11 at 0113, and again at 0540, RNA spurless! Two chex in a row! Keep it up, but we must continue monitoring for resumed out-of-whackiness (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6000, Aug 11 at 0538, RHC English with heavy SAH of a few Hz, surely the result of a second RHC carrier colliding; but none of the other English frequencies are missing this time, and no double-audio (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ECUADOR. 6050.0, UT Mon Aug 11 at 0106, the real HCJB with solo song, reminiscent of ``El Condor Pasa``; poor signal but better than usual. Presumably during Quichua block Sun-Mon, while it`s Waorani on Tue-Sat, per EiBi (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EGYPT. 9965, Aug 11 at 0109, R. Cairo, VG signal level but heavily suppressed, just-barely-modulated Arabic.

9315, Aug 11 at 0112, R. Cairo, ``Spanish``, good signal but open carrier, dead air

11710, Aug 11 at 0113, R. Cairo, ``Spanish`` is off again, despite no competition from Argentina on weekends; tsk

12070, Aug 11 at 0113, R. Cairo, Spanish, loud with extreme distortion and hum, but not spreading beyond 12065-12075, whew (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GREECE. 9420 // 9935, Aug 11 at 0110, ERTOpen are closed again (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDIA. 13695, Aug 11 at 1235, south Asian songs, fair with flutter, 1240 talk about Andhra Pradesh. HFCC shows the AIR Tamil/Telugu services, 1100-1245, 500 kW, 108 degrees from Bengaluru (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IRAN. 12025, Aug 11 at 0113, VIRI in Spanish, poor-fair for the second night ex-11760 escaping collision with Cuba.

11730, Aug 11 at 1221, VIRI IS, poor with flutter: it`s the Pashto hour, 60 degrees via Sirjan, which from tomorrow will be blocked by BS from WRMI, 24 hours on this frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH. 11735 // 11710, Aug 11 at 1249*, VOK rudely cuts off its own anthem before the end of this KCBS Korean service, but they play it to death anyway (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KURDISTAN [non]. 11510, Aug 11 at 1348, Kurdish music on fair signal; Denge Kurdistana via PRIDNESTROVYE reception may be seasonally improving here after a long summer doldrum? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND. 17670-17675-17680, Aug 11 at 0116, RNZI DRM noise again. Altho still bearing a 12 July start date, the online sked at
has now been modified to add this transmission, after our numerous reports of DRM at unscheduled time:
2355-0200 17675 DRM Pacific Mon-Fri
And then it resumes at 0250-0400 M-F for Vanuatu (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6925-AM, Aug 11 at 0104, talk at VP level in storm noise; off at 0119 recheck. Numerous logs here, all from further east in North America where specified, say it was Voice of the Abnormal, at *0020-0106*:,18074.0.html

** PERU. 5980, Aug 11 at 0107-0107:42.5*, R. Chaski carrier and some mod until cutoff, 6 seconds later than yesterday (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SRI LANKA. 11905, Aug 11 at 0114, SLBC fair with music, 2+1 timesignal to 0115:18.5, sign-on (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGST)

** U S A [non]. 13830, Aug 11 at 0530, VOA French via BOTSWANA resumes on a Monday, with QRM from the noise blob I have been hearing, already at 0526 tune-in; slightly on the hi side, so tuning VOA to the lo side helps. QRM possibly of local origin, but was not there until last week; and in the middle of the night I am not inclined to go outside to hear if it recede (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 690, Aug 11 at 0606 UT, open carrier/dead air from KGGF Coffeyville KS per DF; still signs off slightly after local midnight 0500 UT with rotating patriotic tunes and Taps (except for late baseball games), but not necessarily cutting the carrier (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1607 UT August 11