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Glenn Hauser logs September 17-18, 2009

** ANTARCTICA. Couldn`t listen to World of Radio on WBCQ, which turned off 9330 just after it started at 1900 Sept 17; and 7415 just barely audible, so what to do? Oh, I`ll listen to Antarctica instead. Tuned to 15476 at 1902 and there was weakly audible music, signal fading up a bit including at 1904 when YL gave ID mentioning LRA36 and also copied their 9401 postal code. Back to music; 1914-1919 longer talk segment; more talk at 1926  but too weak; 1933 another ID and address; 1945 tuneout (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ARGENTINA. Whenever LRA36 is in on 15476, I check how its nearest neighbor General Pacheco is doing downband and downlatitude. 15345v, RAE making big het with RTM Morocco, and the het pitch wavering slightly, due to the ancient unstable transmitter RAE uses, Sept 17 at 1922. Mixture of French from RAE and Arabic from RTM. RAE has been perusaded to participate in HFCC, so will these collisions finally become avoidable from B-09? RTM still does not (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ASIA [non]. 15350, Sept 18 at 1338, fair signal from self-assured preacher in S Asian language, sounds like Malto to me ;-\ Axually, that`s per Aoki, Gospel for Asia via Wertachtal, 250 kW, 90 degrees at 1330-1345 Malto on Thu & Fri; Meitei on Mon/Tue/Wed; Kinnauri on Sun & Sat. Unfortunately, Malto is missing from EiBi`s language list at but maybe due to spelling variations as in the case of the other two. The gospel huxters will never rest until every conceivable minority language group gets preached at and given a chance to ditch their original religion, or better yet, become rational (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** AUSTRIA. 6155, R. Austria Interrnational had not been heard for a few nights around 0500 but assumed it was lack of propagation. Wolfgang Büschel reports that the transmitter at Moosbrunn site was instead down for some maintenance. But definitely back at 0530 Sept 18 in German, sufficient. I keep missing the 0508v M-F token news in English, still there? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 5778, approximate center of blob, big nasty extremely distorted FMy spur Sept 18 at 0544, wailing preacher, surely David Miranda, and caught mention of program name `A Voz da Libertação`. Still presumed to be badly mistuned 6060 R. Tupi, Curitiba PR, or spur from that. Have yet to see any other reports of this from NAm, but a regular here, and probably equally so earlier in the evening if that be more convenient (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake Sept 18 at 1313: 8400 fair, 9000 very poor (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. RHC musical frequencies observation Sept 18 at 0531: Spanish on 6060, 6120 and 6140, probably JBA 6000, items on two major obsessions, héroes and béisbol; while English was on 6010 only.

For the non-native speaker, I should explain once that “musical frequencies“ really has nothing to do with music on them. The expression alludes to “musical chairs“, a game in which a group of people walk around a set of chairs while music is playing — except there is one more person than chairs, so when the music stops abruptly, they all rush to sit down, bumping hips, and one of them gets no seat or lands on the floor. Thus the match between people and chairs, or languages and frequencies is constantly changing and unpredictable (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDIA. 9425, AIR IS at 1319 Sept 18, 1320 some chanting in unison, 1321 Hindi announcement with frequencies in kHz. Some other station interval signals could be spruced up or exoticised by adding a drone (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WBCQ simulcasting WORLD OF RADIO on 9330-CUSB last week was apparently a fluke, perhaps unintentional runover of the 18-19 UT broadcast. Sometime between 1900 and 1930 Sept 16 I noticed that 9330 was not on air; so Sept 17 I tuned in at 1859. WOR did start up at 1900 but transmission cut off halfway thru the opening theme (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WRMI, 9955, testing NW antenna instead of SSE antenna, UT Friday Sept 18: at 0158 frequency seems vacant, no jamming either, altho WRMI had been audible at *2359 Sept 17 in English. But at 0159 strong S9+20 carrier pops on, and from 0201 YLs with Your World Your Way infomercial. I still have no idea what they are selling, MEGO. Remained good at outset, but at 0302 recheck had faded out completely, or rather below jamming level which had meanwhile appeared even tho WRMI programming was not in Spanish and not anti-Castro! WRMI is also running NW antenna UT Monday 0200-0400 for QSO with Ted Randall, and testing UT Wed & Fri for Wire Light a.k.a. Cheetah Radio a.k.a. etc., etc. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VATICAN [non]. 9900, Sept 18 at 1314-1315* VR IS, flutter, carrier remained on a bit past 1315. Aoki shows this at 1230-1313 only, in Chinese via Novosibirsk, RUSSIA, 111 degrees, i.e. right across China (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VIETNAM [non]. VOV, 6175 via Sackville, caught last few minutes of transmission UT Fri Sept 18: 0523 in progress, Vietnamese language lesson presented in English, even tho this is not during an English block — so people listening this hour already speak Vietnamese!! Seems to be a regular aberration around this time, not sure on which days of week. At 0525, a useful phrase one must have on the tip of one`s tongue in Vietnam was “the rabbit`s ear is inside the ink bottle“ — perhaps some cultural background is necessary to understand its deep significance. No discernible sign-off, but 0527 cut to usual VTC guitar music fill until 0529 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###

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