venerdì 28 novembre 2014

Glenn Hauser logs November 27-28, 2014

** ALBANIA. 7425, Nov 28 at 0223, R. Tirana signal tonight is very good during IS; 0230 opening English when the modulation is lesser. No problem from the Spanish multi-way USB on 7431 at 0224 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BOLIVIA. 5952.52 approx., Nov 28 at 0211, R. Pio XII, from Siglo XX, poor signal but better than the weak carriers on 5950 & 5955, M&W discussion including Spanish words such as ``alabanza``, ``jueves 27``, but mostly incomprehensible, probably Quechua altho it also emits in Aymara. Haven`t heard this one in quite a while since it was common in our summer (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 6070, Nov 28 at 0208, CFRX with poor signal, discussing Black Friday --- wait a minute, this is Canada, where Thanksgiving was a sesquimonth ago and not necessarily on Thursday. O, it`s about Canadians rushing across the border to shop on B.F. Another check after 0700 when Vatican is finished finds CFRX barely audible (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6000, Nov 28 at 0700, RHC in Spanish until 0701* as presumably tacked this on to end of English in RadioCuba`s slopperation. 5040 is open carrier just before turnoff. 6060, 6100 and 6165 are already off by 0701.

9570, Nov 28 at 1402, I am listening to news in English from CRI via CUBA, which I normally avoid as the mind-controlling ChiCom cannot be trusted as objective journalists, but it has IADs and then dumps off the air at 1404*. O, this frequency is supposed to close at 1400 anyway, so this was just overrun, and also means that next frequency 13740 is probably late coming up as so often happens. I do not check it until 1443 when it`s IAD-less.

11950, Nov 28 at 1501 tune-in RHC and hear six words before it cuts to dead air; then I find 11860 has also stopped modulation, while 11760 continues, as well as 9640, 9820, 15230, 15370, 17730 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EGYPT. 9860, Nov 28 at 0240, R. Cairo English to North America is open carrier/dead air upon good signal level

9905, Nov 28 at 0240, R. Cairo, Arabic is just barely modulating good signal and with usual RTTY almost on frequency

9965, Nov 28 at 0241, R. Cairo, Arabic has good level in other Arabic, fair modulation and as always with whine (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GERMANY [and non]. 6105-6110-6115, Nov 28 at 0207, DRM noise, fair signal, no doubt the encrypted Radio Andernach for German militarists. Last week when I looked it up in Aoki for DXLD 14-47, I found this entry:

6110 Radio Andernach(DRM) 0200-0400 1234567 German(Digital) 100 122
Nauen D 5238N 01254E DRM b14

However, today Nov 28 Aoki has changed to:
6120 Radio Andernach(DRM) 0200-0400 1234567 German(Digital) 100 122 Nauen D 5238N 01254E DRM b14 Nov. 17

And on 9 November, Giampiero Bernardini had heard it on 6120 at 0220.

Well, 6110 would be inadvisable by 0300 when R. Fana, Ethiopia comes on, and when I heard that recently from before 0300 there was no QRDRM (nor did I notice any centred on 6120). Not being public, the Andernach schedule is quite flexible.

HFCC doesn`t list Andernach on either frequency, but shows some other DRM around here: 6100 Delhi at 0845-1200; 6115 Minsk 75 kW at 1600-2204. News to me if there is any DRM from Belarus! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GREECE. 9420, Nov 28 at 0233, ERTOpen with pop/jazz song, good with flutter, // weaker 9935 which is not out of order; nothing audible on 11 or 15 MHz but Wolfgang Büschel has been hearing three frequencies at once. I`m trying to decide whether the singing is in Italian or Spanish, then 0235 outro in Greek as Buena Vista Social Club, English name for a Spanish ensemble (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IRAN. 6040.0, Nov 28 at 0209, very poor with talk in unID language. Bet it`s the ubiquitous VIRI: yes, 0120-0220 ``Kazakhi``, 500 kW, 16 degrees from Sirjan.

13570, Nov 28 at 1444, fair signal in Arabic, pronouncing in English. It`s VIRI at 1030-1700, 500 kW, 259 degrees from Kamalabad (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH [and non]. 11680, Nov 27 at 2235 as I doze, find a piano concerto to accompany, unfamiliar classical music, poor signal with flutter; 2258 no announcement but segué to something lighter; 2300 timesignal and over-assertive woman in Korean. It`s KCBS.

They play a lot of ``unfamiliar classical music`` which makes one wonder: is it ``composed`` by a collective, or does an individual get any recognition? How would Western music critix evaluate this if they could hear it without knowing where it came from? Is it merely derivative?

I would have had much better reception on 11665 from NHK direct, but was mostly talking in Japanese. At 2300 I was tuning from 11665 to 11680 and found the timesignal from Pionguiangue [as Carlos Gonçalves spells it in Portuguese] about one beat behind NHK`s which then went off (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO [non]. 2910.0, Nov 28 at 0219 when the noise level is rarely lower, I strain to rehear the third harmonic of XEVT, 970, Villahermosa, Tabasco. Something is here, but it turns out to be mixture of local overload 1390 KCRC and something else, right on frequency, while XEVT x 3 was slightly off. Getting this only on the DX-398, not the PL-880, which is a bad sign. Better time to get XEVT would be pre-sunrise on the FRG-7 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6850.55-AM, approx., Nov 28 at 0002, fair with deep fading, rock song, in relay of The Crystal Ship as tipped an hour earlier by John Poet. On the PL-880 with reel-out but also audible well enough on whip only. Off at next check 0151 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6769.9, Nov 28 at 0205, VP signal with old-time-radio; sounds like comedy with studio audience, but can`t make any more out. OTR station hasn`t been listenable here in a long time, and I have never managed to hear it at all on 90m (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1530, Nov 28 at 0153 UT, romantic music in Spanish, with WCKY easily avoided, but hard to get a direxional fix on this; surges to VG level at 0156 UT for ``Qué Buena`` plugging Navidad; 0200 UT music keeps playing thru hourtop vs ESPN from WCKY. 0203 UT apparent full ID but during fade, caught only Qué Buena again. Anyhow, it`s KXTD Wagoner (Tulsa), 5 kW daytimer again on way past sunset (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TAJIKISTAN. 7245, Nov 28 at 0225, very poor carrier with some modulation audible, vs QRhaM SSB adjacently. Presumably V. of Tajik as others in North America have reported recently. Better try earlier at *0200, when Tajik language starts; unfortunately, English is at 0100-0200 on webcast before SW is turned on, but also repeated or prepeated at 1300-1400 when we`re even less likely to get it. Hearing country`s own external service is much more difficult than numerous foreign relays via this site (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 9410, Nov 28 at 0216, VOT, poor-fair with multi-lingual ID spiel during Spanish service. 9650, Nov 28 at 0238, doing it again already! on the other Spanish frequency which is much stronger here, then on to music. The more they can play this filler, the less they have to produce original programming.

I say again, it would be much more useful if each language were to be identified, one by one, as an aid to learning and language recognition. For us, telling the various Turkic languages apart is quite a challenge. Furthermore, that could easily add another minute to the filler, and of course different versions would have to be produced for each language service (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U K [non]. 7410, Nov 28 at 0227, tones on and off, 0228 just carrier, 0230 announcement in SW Asian language, poor signal, 0231 sounds like time pips but maybe just a sounder. HFCC shows it`s BBC Farsi at 0230-0330, 300 kW, 116 degrees via PRIDNESTROVYE (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1748 monitoring: confirmed on Global 24 via WRMI 9395, Thursday Nov 27 at 2201 after Universal Radio ad and news headlines. Yes, 1748, last week`s show; apparently the automation is still working from last week for the holiday. Equally UT Friday Nov 28 at 0030 it`s 1748.

WORLD OF RADIO 1749 monitoring: on WWRB webcast, preacher interrupted at 0430 UT Friday Nov 28 and soon WOR 1749 starts playing but horribly distorted and stops during intro; restart at 0431.6 and gets a little further. Third try at 0432.5 plays a couple minutes past Bahrain item, 0434 cut off at PBS Yunnan item; stream keeps running silently (until KJV pops on at 0500). At 0441 I check 3185 and find Brother Scare is already on there instead of from 0500, and 5050 is already off. So much for that. Next:

Friday 2130.5 on WRMI 7570 & 15770
UT Saturday 0401 on Global 24 via WRMI 9395 [NEW: we hope 1749 by now]
Saturday 0730 & 1530 on Hamburger Lokalradio 7265-CUSB
UT Sunday 0231 on KVOH 9975
Sunday 1000 on WRMI 5850
Sunday 2300 on WRMI 11580
UT Monday 0400v on Area 51 via WBCQ 5110v-CUSB; etc.

** U S A. 9395, Global 24 via WRMI monitoring:

UT Friday Nov 28 at 0002 it`s Jeff White, on `Wavescan` announcing winners of their latest contest. So WS is filling in for the `Global 24 Mailbag`, scheduled Tue-Sat 0000-0030 but which I`ve yet to catch at the 6 pm CS time when I am usually otherwise occupied. Good signal now, anyway, and followed by WORLD OF RADIO from last week, q.v.

Friday Nov 28 before and after 1400 it`s `Jazz from the Left` today instead of KBS or NHK; but by 1452 news from Europe is playing including item about France, then from a US correspondent about UVA. 1454 to Bach fill music, the performance followed by applause, and on to a bit of 1812 Overture, 1500 ID and back to same Bach and 1505 applause, and again the 1812 Overture, this time played out until 1521 switch to rock music. Anyhow, `Democracy Now` not on during the 1500 hour; was it at 12 or 13 today? The morning signal remains good, presumably still on 315 antenna which I hope they retain (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7505.3, Nov 28 at 0201 check, WRNO is still AWOL, unmissed, but for the record (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 3185, Nov 28 at 0215, WWRB with continuous classical organ music, only at 0226 morphing into hymn, ``God will take care of you``; 0232 into preacher opening with howling in country style (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also WORLD OF RADIO monitoring

** U S A. 9475, Nov 28 at 0237, WTWW-1 still on day frequency with PPPP/SFAW. Next check at 0304, has switched to 5830 with Bible reading. WTWW-2 remains unheard at any time on 9930 or 5085 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1160, Nov 28 at 0158 UT, in bandscan I pause here expecting it to be KSL vs KFAQ Tulsa IBOC noise, but ID right away as ``KVCE, Highland Park, Dallas-Fort-Worth`s business authority``. Not sure I`ve heard this one before; NRC Pattern Book shows 35 kW day lobe goes ESE, 1 kW night lobe goes SE. Previous reports in DXLD mention that it has two different sites day and night, the latter being near KSKY on a golf course.

It was late enough for KSL to be propagating, and at next check 0242 UT, I am only hearing KSL with sapphire jewelry ad from (? Everyone in SLC must know how they spell Schön?), which is at State Street and 7200 South --- giveaway street grid pattern for SLC; Wave Ventilation Unit; Utah Symphony & Chorus will perform Beethoven`s Ninth at Abravanel Hall on Dec 5 and 6, so go to that instead of bingo night, ha ha. Prices start at $18 (which beats the going rate at the Enid Symphony Orchestra); call 811 before digging and you may save lives (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)