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Glenn Hauser logs February 19-20, 2011

** BRAZIL. Since it`s inactive on SW 9615, I was listening to R. Cultura FM São Paulo webcast for `Mapa Mundi`, world music hour this week from Lebanon, at 0000 UT Sunday Feb 20; announcement at end of it reminded us that DST terminates tonight — so from next week that show will be at 01-02 UT Sundays. I`ve changed Utimes and updated all the RCSP programs listed at http://www.worldofradio.com/calendar.html

Reverting from UT -2 to UT -3 in the SE/coastal states where daylight is shifted will also affect SW program scheduling, s/on/off times, e.g. RNA on 11780 should be coming on an hour later for the next octomonth, around 0745 instead of 0645 UT (except 24h UT Sundays); and the original airing of A Voz do Brasil, the detested must-carry government show will again be 22 instead of 21 UT for those stations which haven`t banished it to 3 am like RCSP has (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 6040, VG at 2309 Feb 19 continuous jazz instrumentals where CRI English is supposed to be, and // 11970 at 2319, so Sackville lost feed, but I`m not complaining as preferred this to non-lost feed via Habana 5990, usual boring propaganda quickly checked (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also ECUADOR [non]

** ECUADOR [non]. 12025, HCJB via Sackville in Arabic, VG Feb 19 at 2130-2145 mostly nice exotic music with no particular Christian flavor to my ears; as I dozed, cut to RCI IS and ID around 2145* (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUINEA. 7125, RTG still missing Feb 19 at 0630, 2310 chex. However, shortly after my previous non-log, Brian Alexander in PA was hearing it: Feb 18 at 0722-0745 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KUWAIT. 12120, Feb 19 at 1439, Asian language under heavy RTTY. Aoki and HFCC show it`s VOA Burmese at 1430-1500, 250 kW, 94 degrees (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 6185, XEPPM in open carrier Feb 19 at 0627; by 0648 check had resumed with classical music. OC again at 2308. This is happening far too often, apparently no one paying attention to SW modulation (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. Bruce Elving of FM Atlas reports that one of our LPFMs, KAMG-LP *92.1 has changed hands from Amigos Ministry to Maranatha Radio Corp., and as a result format changes from Spanish gospel to plain old g=gospel.

No, it`s still Spanish gospel music, even if under new ownership, at several chex Feb 19; legal ID in English interrupted at 1505 UT with time-check as 9:02.

What`s the new owner? With a name like that, I thought it might be a group, but searching on that name got only ONE hit, http://www.angelfire.com/nj2/piratejim/lpfm4.html
which already has it as Spanish contemporary Christian.

Spelling out corporation leads to 4 hits, all from FCC concerned with voluntary transfer of ownership, which was apparently consummated Feb 17. Allaccess.com added last Nov 22 that this involved no consideration (payment). Meanwhile I`ve noticed that the church in NE Enid which was the address of KAMG has been converted into something else.

The transmitter site which we tracked down and visited when it first started testing, almost four years ago, is NW of Enid:
http://www.w4uvh.net/kamg1.jpg
http://www.w4uvh.net/kamg2.jpg
http://www.w4uvh.net/kamg3.jpg
(Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TIBET [and non]. 9875, Feb 19 at 2314, extreme motorboating distorted talk in Chinese(?). Aha, uplooked later, this hour is scheduled as R. Free Asia in Tibetan, 100 kW, 79 degrees via Sitkunai, Lithuania, so this was probably the jamming (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1552 monitoring Sat Feb 19: confirmed on WRMI 9955 at 1500, some jamming bleed from 9965; confirmed on WWCR 12160 webcast at 1700; confirmed on WRMI 9955 webcast from WRN starting at 1831, and on 9955 at 1850, poor signal but no jamming; confirmed on IRRS 6090 webcast until 1930. Sunday airings: WWCR 3215 at 0730; WRMI 9955 at 0900, 1630, 1830 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15825, WWCR-1, Sat Feb 19 at 1853, good but not solid signal during `Sing for Joy`, non-commercial, non-proselytizing sacred music show I have long enjoyed on FM, scheduled Saturdays 1830-1900 only (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15550-USB, WJHR, Sat Feb 19 at 1851, VG signal with screaming `last-day` preacher other than BS (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17775, nothing from KVOH at 1852 check Sat Feb 19, while it was heard sometime on Friday, so the WRTH Update listing as Tue-Fri only is holding up (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9479, WTWW, Feb 19 at 2104, constant hum upon Pastor Pete Peters: wiggle that patchcord! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. YFR direct with Psalms readings on 15115 was running 29 seconds behind the `relay` on 15195 via ASCENSION. Why?

BTW, 15115 had crackling sound, and so did 15440 later at 2208 during `Open Forum`; loose connexions in antennas? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 99.9, checking caradio this Saturday afternoon whether the GCN pirate in Enid is on, no, Feb 19 at 2248 UT I get a marginal but sufficient signal with ID as 910/99 KG, KINA storm tracker, from Salina KS. Unraveling this, 910 is KINA, and 99.9 is KSKG; did not hear at this break anyway, the `Eagle Country 99.9` slogan in FM Atlas XXI (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** WESTERN SAHARA [non]. 6297+, Feb 19 at 2307, poor signal, intermittent ute QRM, in Spanish news about EE.UU. So for once I can report this as La Voz de la República Árabe Saharaui Democrática rather than SASASAM (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

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