domenica 14 agosto 2016

Glenn Hauser logs August 14, 2016

** AUSTRALIA [and non]. 9580, 12085, 12065, Aug 14 at 1236 check, RADIO AUSTRALIA IS STILL MISSING. 7245, RNZI is audible, poorly. Aug 7 was the last date I or anyone heard Radio Australia, and before that not all frequencies were active, so it`s now been gone for a week (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EGYPT. 12085.058, Aug 14 at 0430, S9+10 R. Cairo is extremely distorted and overmodulated Arabic, also wobbling slightly (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GREECE. 9420, Aug 14 at at 0540, Greek Orthodox chanting on this Sunday morning, but only S5 (Glenn Hauser, OOK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUAM. 9975, Aug 14 at 1243, good signal with music but gone at 1246. Aoki shows it`s KTWR, since this is Sunday, the weekly Japanese broadcast at 1215-1245, and supposed to resume at 1332 in Chinese, per the convoluted schedule (Glenn Hauser, OK DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MADAGASCAR. 9480, Aug 14 at 0402, African Pathways Radio is playing an American anti-war protest song of the past, ``Turn, Turn, Turn``; 0406 reaffirming that you get a wide variety of topix during this magazine hour, on to discouraging the dowry tradition. Good signal, one of the best on 31m (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND [and non]. 11725, Aug 14 at 0520, RNZI is VG with discussion of Spinoza --- now there`s a philosopher with an excellent outlook on religion. 0537 outro as having been `Heart & Soul` from BBCWS. Finally found the original episode from last week at:

``Benedict Spinoza - A Philosopher for Our Time --- Heart and Soul

We live in fearful times. All over the world renewed wars of religion are being fought. Politicians exploit our fears of one another in order to win power. 350 years ago, the philosopher Benedict Spinoza put his very, big brain to work on the problem of religion in politics. His theories led to the Enlightenment and its ideas of democracy and the separation of Church and State in the role of government. To do this he had to argue that God was not the God of the Bible. Spinoza’s reward: excommunication. But no threat could stop him imagining a new kind of liberty.

Michael Goldfarb tells the story of Spinoza with the help of philosophers and musicians in a programme that will make listeners think and reflect on the big questions of life, the universe and our place in it`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SUDAN [and non]. 11645, Aug 14 at 0439, R. Dabanga via VATICAN is still here, despite Aoki still showing it on 11650, where it started the season until shifting to escape the jammers. The jammers must believe Aoki, or not even turn on a radio to check, since a whole bunch of carriers are clustered harmlessly mostly above 11650. Difficult to sort them out to exact frequencies as they beat against each other, but approx.: 11648.8, 11650, 11651.25, 11652.7, 11654 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 11980.040, Aug 14 at 0412, great Turkish music, mostly vocal on TRT with S9+20 signal but fluttery, only adding to the mystique. By 0435 it`s mostly Turkish talk; more music at 0515 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1838 monitoring: confirmed on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, UT Sunday August 14 at 0312, already at Australia item so started circa 0310. Good S9+20 reception tonight, not too much storm noise, and I measure it on 1860.09. Next:
Sun 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW
Mon 0300v  WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330   WRMI 9955 to SSE  
Mon 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 1100   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Tue 2130   WRMI 15770 to NE [to be pre-empted]
Tue 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1315.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2100   WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW

** U S A. 3215, UT Sunday August 14 at 0348, something axually worth listening to on WWCR: classical guitar music, and then some classical piano. Unseems sacred at all, but at 0355 a YL sings an ``Anglican hymn`` for about a minute and then preaches until, without any program identification, 0359 cut to WWCR ID, and 0400 `Classic Radio Theater` from the USA network, opening with Dragnet theme, but then introducing the Aug 5, 1948 episode of `Suspense`. Before 0400, this is contrary to WWCR-1`s own schedule, which on Saturday nights is supposed to be two hours of `Golden Age of Radio` from USA network at 03-05. Note also the contradixion in that program title (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1542 UT August 14