mercoledì 24 dicembre 2014

Glenn Hauser logs December 23-24, 2014

** BRAZIL. 11747, Dec 23 at 0613, trace of the distorted spur here from 11780.1 RNA/RNB (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** FRANCE [non]. 9790, Dec 24 at 0420, RFI French making rippling fast SAH with CRI Chinese via CUBA, which is normally blasting in here, but propped-down tonight. RFI is 100 kW, 20 degrees via SOUTH AFRICA, per HFCC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GERMANY [non]. 9600, Dec 24 at 0418, English report on Ebola in Liberia, good // 9800. Both are Kigali, RWANDA, of course, in English at 04-06, but 9600 is due south and 9800 is non-dir (or due north?) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GREECE. 9415, Dec 23 at 0416, Greek music, good, // fair 9935. ERTOpen has been jumping around the last day or two between 9420 and 9415 again. 9935 back in whack (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IRAN [and non]. 9710, Dec 24 at 0419, fair with flutter, VIRI or rather V. of Justice, concluding English to N America with contact info and off. No CubaRM co-channel and suspected off, but no, it`s merely greatly attenuated in disturbed propagation, since I can barely // trace of music then to 6060. I also quickly checked Iran // 7325 before 9710 was finished but no signal at all --- closed early or completely off today? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MOROCCO. 9575, Dec 24 at 0417, ME music, poor-fair, as Médi 1, Nador, is back on the air after missing a few days, so, yay, Morocco is not yet a dead SWBC country (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND. 11725, Dec 23 at 0613 check, RNZI seems off --- no, there`s a JBA signal, maybe it; while Australia is not propagating either on 11945, 13630 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NICARAGUA. 720, Dec 24 at 0431, last few bars of a national anthem, vaguely familiar, then off. With WGN weakened and nulled. I bet it`s YNA3RC, R. Católica --- yes, then looked up in WRTH 2015 and it`s one of the stations still listed with a schedule, odd sign-off time of 0430, and a YouTube of the NA matches well enough:

** U S A. GLOBAL 24 program schedule, 9395, continues to be updated,

Now there is a DX-program lineup on Tuesday evenings [UT Wednesdays]
0030 Frequency Cast
0100 Chelmsford Calling [monthly] or other SW shows
0200 Frequency Cast [more? repeat? But now for an hour?]
0300 This Week in Amateur Radio > RAIN Report
0330 Wavescan
0400 World of Radio
0430 Media Network Plus

Also, three major broadcasters` hours in English are now stripped:
0500-0600 NHK World Radio M-F [? But originally only half an hour]
0600-0700 Radio France International, daily
0700-0800 Deutsche Welle, daily

`Democracy Now` has been shifted once again to air at 1300-1400 (live) and 2300-2400 Monday-Friday (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

Following the above notice to the DXLD yg, I listen in:

(9395) webcast of Global 24, checking out the new `DX block` per their revised program grid for UT Wednesdays. What I hear from 0030 to 0330 is not exactly what the sked shows. 0031 we`re amid a WRN block which turns out to be ``Radio Poland`` as Swavek Shefs is calling it now, much more succinctly than Polish Radio External Service, and this program continues for the rest of the hour, instead of `Frequency Cast` at 0030. At 0100, Feature Story News headlines from Washington, cut to G24 overmodulated ID, and into `Cheltenham Calling`, the monthly media and music magazine from the UK. 0116 it plugs fellow program `Frequency Cast` without saying when to hear it. 0118 ``Wireless Years`` segment of C.C., which is really about vintage music. Segment about VOA Radiogram and trying their own as Sunny Jim continues talking over the tones with test announcement, trying to prove something? 0142 ``Trance music``; 0155 only a few minutes left for ``Listening Post``
 which is not DX news, but quick mailbag and publicity acknowledgments.

At 0201, `Frequency Cast` really follows, #106. Seems it deals with various media and tech matters, not frequencies where one may pick stuff up!! What a misnomer. (Fortunately we have at least one DX program which is not number-shy!) 0221 guess who`s interviewed, Sunny Jim from the C.C. show, about SWBC vs Internet, numbers stations. Is not a full hour; closing at 0231 says next show will be in 2015y; 0232-0236 extended FS News from London instead of cutting it off after three headlines. 0236 RAIN, the ham news show starts, until 0255. 0257 fill with part of ``Mrs Robinson`` tune.

Not on above sked at all, but at 0301 DX-Extra #7 from Hobart Radio International beginning with the confused story about Radio Dabanga starting 10 SW stations (instead of Sudan starting FM stations to counter it, as we have already discussed). 0331, AWR Wavescan opening with a Christmas Island story I recall hearing before. 0401 WORLD OF RADIO 1752.

All the above heard on webcast. Then I move to the DX-398, only to find at 0415 that 9395 is JBA, enough to recognize it`s me, but that`s it. Presumably MN+ followed at 0430, so the 0330-0500 period should be reliable with three weekly half-hour shows, while the 0030-0330 period cannot be reliable with non-weekly shows of varying podcast/lengths.

As for the 04-07 UT period as mentioned above, NHK World Radio Japan is really at 0500-0530, then WRN promo for Guangdong, and over to Kol Israel! 0546 to Vatican Radio relay. (Now I`m back monitoring the Global 24 Radio webcast.) BTW, it`s NOT ``Global Radio 24`` as I see some references. Also received this publicity from Global 24 Dec 23:

Volume 1, Edition 1 will be available on December 29 for Insider Club Members . . .

** U S A. Remaining airings of WORLD OF RADIO 1752:
Wednesday 0730 & 1530 on Hamburger Lokalradio 7265-CUSB
Wednesday 1415 on WRMI 9955
(if a `Xmas Cantata` special at 1300 does not run over)
Wednesday 2200 on WBCQ 7490v
Wednesday 2201 on Global 24 via WRMI 9395
Don`t be surprised if the Xmas Eve/Day causes some regular airings of WOR 1753 to be missed; we hope not (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17775, Dec 23 at 1437, KVOH Spanish but music is extremely distorted, and the S-meter is jumping with the mod; much like ex-La Voz de la Restauración used to accomplish. I bet KVOH is itchin` to tear out this old monster and start running the newly acquired but used Harris from Guam (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9930, Dec 23 at 1421, open carrier/dead air except for some hum from WTWW-2, still so at 1438, past 1500 with no ID break either, 1535, 1557; wake up, Ted! Finally at 1611 some Xmas music starts but it`s rather undermodulated; still like that at 2206 recheck (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7505+, Dec 24 at 0425, WRNO is AWOL; leaving 7490v WBCQ QRM-less (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1020, Dec 23 at 0414 UT, nulling semi-local KOKP Perry OK expecting a Latin, I instead hear an echo from another Fox Sports Radio station. According to NRC AM Log, the only other one on 1020 is: KJJK Fergus Falls MN, U2, 2000/370 watts. Its tiny night pattern is NE/SW, so maybe, but ND day pattern would be better (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0611 UT December 24