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Glenn Hauser logs September 28, 2009

** CANADA. Radio Canada Immigration, 9515, Monday Sept 28 at 1444 once again in wrong language contrary to its own schedule for Russian until 1505: really Brazilian Portuguese, with French lesson for crianças, lecture about Québec folkloric traditions with occasional French words interjected by child`s voice, closing referring to http://www.rcinet.ca for more info.

Recheck at 1452, more of same in Brazilian, except now it`s for English learning; 1457 woman telling story in English about a Mother Canada Goose and her goslings wanting to fly south with her; of course, she lets them, rather than freeze (Canada geese set a rather poor example, fleeing the country every fall; what`s with that?). Then some comments in English by Sophie The Child, same one as in French?

I ask you: how many Brazilian child immigrants to Canada are likely to be listening to this on SW on a Monday morning during schooltime, when the schedule says RCI is in Russian, anyway? And do young children really need something like this to pick up English and French? Or are there classes everywhere set up to listen to this somehow if not on SW?

1504 English RCI ID plugging satellite and internet, no mention of SW. 1505 RCI news in English, 1510 The Link with what else, stories skewed toward the vast immigrant audience, starting with latest court action from Vancouver in the case of the Pole who was taser-killed by RCMP shortly after deplaning a couple years ago. At least that has led to redesigning the terminal accomodations for immigrants (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also NEWFOUNDLAND

** CONGO DR [non]. 11690, R. Okapi via RSA, good Sept 28 at 0540 with hilife music, frequent interruptions by French DJ. 0542 Okapi jingle and FM frequency, 0551 phone out to Red Cross guy about potable water issues. 25m was an all-Southern Hemisphere band at this time, nothing audible but this and NZ on 11670-11680, 11725. Okapi is scheduled 04-06, so overlaps with RHCuba 11690 until 05 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. RHC language check Sept 28 at 0607: Spanish on 6120, 6000; different musical programming on 6140, 6060, 6000, presumed English service. This matches the current website schedule, so must be the nominal setup, tho from night to night languages and frequencies swap around or one frequency vanishes (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** FRANCE. After listening to Moscow evangelism in English (see RUSSIA) left receiver running on 15605, and just a few minutes after 1600 Sept 28 there was secular music of some sort. Was not paying attention, but uplooked later, this must have switched to RFI English service via Issoudun; music instead of news near hourtop signifies rolling strike mode still in play. Mike Cooper reports that a court ruled today against RFI`s efforts to fire 206 employees, which had brought on the strike (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. VOI, still on 9525.8v transmitter, Sept 28 at 1338 but English modulation JBA, useless. Meanwhile, no such modulation or frequency variation problems on the RRI HS 9680 relay. As usual when checked sometime during the 14 UT hour, CRI 9525.0 in Russian made a big almost 1 kHz het with VOI (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IRAN [non]. 17670 at 1410 Sept 28, fair signal with Queen`s “Another One Bites the Dust“, then mostly Persian rock, in typical Radio Farda rotation. Dust song could have unpleasantly threatening military connotations, hee hee, tho the Queen lyrix  http://www.lyrics007.com/Queen%20Lyrics/Another%20One%20Bites%20The%20Dust%20Lyrics.html
are about machine guns and bullets rather than bombing nuclear installations. BTW, the ugly %20s in the URL simply replace spaces in the original URL. 1423 ID in passing. This is via Wertachtal, GERMANY, on 17670 for one standard hour only (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEWFOUNDLAND [and non]. After a few weeks off-frequency to 6160.88 or so, and causing a terrible het to the other CBC station and anything else on 6160.0, CKZN is back on frequency, almost: Sept 28 at 0601 good reception, no het from only one CBC station in news. At first I figured it must be CKZU and CKZN was off, but at 0604 already into CBC Radio Overnight and R. Prague, so it had to be CKZN per the schedule at http://www.cbc.ca/overnight/schedule.html which shows Prague weekdays at `3:05` am, and Overnight would not have started yet anyway in the PDT zone. However, with BFO on, stepping 5 kHz up and down from CKZN, compared to other stations, it was clearly a smidgin on the low side now by a few dekaHz. I wonder if CKZU was really off the air at this time, as in the nightmiddle they usually are both audible, previously with a fast SAH before the major offset hit. But around 1325 CBC audible on 6160 and at this hour must have been CKZU (Glenn
 Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** RUSSIA. 15605, VOR at 1550 Sept 28 going from majestic orchestral waltz to “Voice of Russia presents the Christian Message from Moscow“, sermon on the passage “What God has joined together, let no man put asunder“, punxuated by a single bell now and then. 1554 sermon already over, into outro with sacred choral music, program credits. This show is of course, a total violation of Separation of Church and State, as post-Soviet Russia overpendulums totally in the wrong direxion. After 1600 noted some secular music running on 15605, but that must have been FRANCE, q.v. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SAUDI ARABIA. 15435, Sawt ul-Buzz, BSKSA Arabic with modulation barely detectable under huge buzz from defective transmitter they blithely ignore, Sept 28 at 1536. BTW, I previously mentioned hearing a very similar but weaker sound on 21735, but now I am positive that is of local origin, since it`s steady all the time, including now.

17660 at 1543 in French punxuated by birds chirping, only fair signal with flutter but thankfully abuzzous, as BSKSA is scheduled also from Riyadh at 14-16 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. Yom Kippur did not stop REE from broadcasting its weekly Sephardic/Ladino show on 15385, Monday Sept 28 opening at 1427 with judeo-español talk about Y.K. How are we to take this? Pious Israeli stations close down for the occasion. F-P signal, closing around 1453 still claiming to be on 15325 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TAIWAN. Sept 28 at 1341 was another occasion when RTI Japanese service on 9735 added spurs putting same-pitched hets on CRI 9730 and BBC 9740, during song in Japanese. Most other recent dates checked, including during the 13-14 open carrier hour, hetless but they keep coming back unpredictably (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WINB had been missing from 13570, but back on strong Sept 28 at 1525 with one of 3 or 4 daily hours by convicted sex-offending evangelist Tony Alámo, with his usual snide Biblically-based comments. WINB carrier is still slightly unstable if checked with BFO on. At 1526 he was blown away, all too briefly, by `running-water` ute burst, as he was mocking The Donald. Serves the creep right, but has WINB no shame? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9620, surprisingly strong open carrier at 0556 Sept 28, rivalling REE Costa Rica 9630, but off by a minute later. Must have been DW Rwanda, modulation ended early, supposedly scheduled in German due south until 0557 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 11789.9, intruders making another showing with intermittent SSB contacts in tonal Asian language, a later hour than previously noted, Sept 28 at 1451, and again at 1520 when there was more broadcast QRM from 11790, something weak in Russian, listed CRI via Urümqi, East Turkistan (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 15960-15985, weak OTH radar pulses presumed, Sept 28 at 1351. Nothing from E Asia making it above 12 MHz, so likely from Cyprus or France (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

     ** CHINA. Firedrake Sept 27: at 1307, nothing on 8400, good on 9000 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. RHC confirmed with Esperanto on 11760 at 1516 Sunday Sept 27 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. VOI, 9525.9v, very undermodulated in English at 1328 Sept 27 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VENEZUELA [non]. No sign of the Aló, Presidente show on Sunday Sept 27 between 1545 and 1745 on usual frequencies, especially 13750 via Cuba. I guess Hugo is busy in Africa (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 15867 approx., as I tuned by heard SSB at 1329 Sept 27, American accented YL saying “contact Air Station Sacramento“. No time to pin down frequency but I would say within 1 kHz of this; left rx on another semihour and no further transmission heard (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

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