venerdì 26 settembre 2014

Glenn Hauser logs September 26, 2014

** AUSTRALIA. 9580, Friday Sept 26 at 1305 UT, R. Australia finally matches its broadcast to its schedule: `Keys to Music`, about Monteverdi`s ``Orfeo``, which was the beginning of Opera, extended excerpts with commentary.

I just love Monteverdi`s melodies if not his religiously-inspired subject matter, but what else was there in the XVI-XVII centuries? RA had been airing another weekly musical show, `Sound Quality` in this slot, as I dub it, ``the convergence between noise and music``, also interesting.

Bringing up the online RA program schedule, it automatically detects ``my`` timezone, which it now displays as ``London``! Previously cookies remembered it was UT, but without resetting, all the times are now UT+1. Please, too `smart` for its own good. And when I click on the link to Keys to Music, I instead get the RA homepage with Top Stories in the news! Hovering over other program titles, this happens with all of them.

As previously announced, Australia Network (television) is abolished, so what about `The World` simulcast? This schedule for (next??) Tuesday still shows that program at `1300` BST (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 18980, Sept 26 at 1340, CNR1 jammer, very poor with flutter, vs RFA Tibetan via Kuwait. No others found in cursory scan of the 17s, 16s (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 11570, Sept 26 at 1410, here`s the obsessive anti-Christ, pro-Yahweh guy preaching with his usual lo-fi but punchy audio. 1411, ``Thank you so much for tuning in to Station YHWH``, and back to stuff from Ezekiel. Still going past 1425.

Eyeballing on the analog dial of FRG-7, I at first assumed it was 11565, one of his announced and preferred frequencies, but not now. It`s slightly lower from 11570 than WRMI is from 7570, but I`m not sure which one is further off nominal, assuming I can rely on matching precision of the Frog`s MHz-tuning.

His 11570 signal is stronger than the 11580 combination of WRMI and KTWR, but weaker than the other gospel huxters on 11550, 11590, 11715. KJES, BTW, also invokes the name Yahweh, hardly conventionally Catholic as they pretend to be. I`m guessing Station YHWH is at least 10 kW, and with its frequent and reliable appearances, could easily have been pinpointed by now if anyone, even the FCC, cared to do so (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1740 monitoring: no-show on WWRB, 3185, Sept 26, scheduled for UT Friday at 0330. Monitoring webcast first, but apparently same a couple dekaseconds earlier on 3185: 0327 previous preacher interrupted, but instead of WOR, switches to Deuteronomy reading, i.e. the overnight fill-service normally on webcast after 0400. This kept switching back and forth the next several minutes, finally staying on the Bibling past 0345.

Let us hope for better luck hence: Friday 2130 on WRMI 7570 & 15770, UT Sun 0100 on 5950 --- but one or both of these could be 1739 replay. More likely to air WOR 1740 are: Sat 0630 & 1430, HLR, 7265-CUSB; UT Sun 0131, KVOH, 9975; UT Mon 0300v, Area 51 via WBCQ 5110v-CUSB (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 17540, Sept 26 at 1342, open carrier, good and steady, like RHC but not CRI East Turkistan nearby; then a bit of music (harp?) and off. Suspect it`s Greenville with transmitter check well prior to the 1930 broadcast in French on 17530 --- but testing on 17540 to avoid QRMing VOA Somali via Vatican now on 17530. Such test-only frequencies are SOP at VOA.

Otherwise, scheduled users of 17540 later are WHRI with NHK at 2130; Madagascar with R. Impala at 1700; or even Cuban Spy Numbers at 2300, per Aoki (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1631 UT September 26