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Glenn Hauser logs April 23-24, 2011

** CANADA [non]. 17495, Sunday April 24 at 1449 gospel music, 1451 YL with North American accent about Jesus; closing with long PO Box number starting with 5- was cut off abruptly at 1459. Had not been hearing anything on this frequency, certainly not WBCQ as registered, which is only a wooden one, alternate to 15420. But HFCC explains the current curious setup on 17495, by MBR, only on weekends:

Sat 1345-1415 & 1415-1500, 250 kW, 83 degrees from Issoudun, FRANCE
Sun 1400-1500, 250 kW, 95 degrees from Nauen, GERMANY, both to CIRAF 41 = S Asia. Aoki elucidates that it`s all for Bible Voice Broadcasting. Not to be confused with 17485 still carrying Brother Scare via Germany (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake April 24:
 7970, not heard at 1320 or later; maybe was on before 1300
10300, fair at 1321, not // 10970 or any of the others later
10970, fair at 1320
11500, good at 1324, // 10970, not 10300; still at 1352, seems to have CCI, lo het, and much stronger than 10970, 10300
13130, poor at 1327 // 11500
No others heard up to 18 MHz (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11760, April 24 at 1335-1349, RHC `En Contacto` DX program, with birthdays; feature on CMBF/Radio Musical Nacional, founded on April 25, 1948, so survived the revolution and incorporation into ICRT — the classical music channel which shamefully is never put on SW but instead RHC wasting 4 or 6 frequencies at once on a single band. I later did get a prompt but lo-quality webcast connexion via http://www.cmbfradio.cu/ where you will not escape Commie propaganda but hopefully not much of it in the programming. At 1344, 11760 dumped off the air briefly. Third subject: earliest Cuban radio from amateur broadcaster 2LC, then PWX.

No need for any Sunday shifts, as already last Sunday, RNV advised that there would not be any `Aló, Presidente` this week either. Yet at 1357 there was a suspicious open carrier on 15370. 13680 remained on 13680, not 13750, in the doctor show about condoms (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EGYPT. 9305, April 24 at 0602, R. Cairo Arabic is still on, distorted as always. Being a domestic service relay, the hours for his normally shift depending on DST; last summer the sign-off earlied from 0700 to 0600. WRTH 2011 said on page 183: “UTC +2h (29 Apr-29 Sep: +3h). DST may end earlier (at start of Ramadan)“. But http://www.timeanddate.com says there will be no DST in Egypt in 2011y (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EQUATORIAL GUINEA [and non]. 15190, April 23 at 2226, R. Africa still propagating arrested, charged, tried, convicted and serving 175 years for child sex abuse, evangelist Tony Alámo. Virtually zero-beat with WYFR in Portuguese, and no trace of R. Inconfidência which if on is normally slightly off-frequency. BTW, I see that Harold Sellers` similar log where he assumed it was Brasil instead of WYFR was not corrected in the latest DSWCI DX Window, while it was promptly corrected in DXLD; WYFR to Brasil at 2200-2445 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GREECE. 9420, April 24 at 0534, classical choral music with soloist which struck me as in German during the few seconds I heard it, maybe something by Bach for Easter, instead of the usual off-key singing by GO monx heard Sunday mornings from VOG. 0535 music seemed incomplete but into Greek announcement, more triumphal choral music. Per http://www.gmarts.org/index.php?go=413 this year the Orthodox and Unorthodox Christian faxions have managed to pick the same date for Easter; next year they`ll be a week apart. Fluttery signal, but after 0530, so no Iran clash (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUATEMALA. 4055, April 24 at 0547, R. Truth with hymn in English “Softly & Tenderly, Jesus Is Calling“, but modulation quite distorted on S9+17 signal; also vs atmosferix with spring storms not far away in OK (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. 9526-, April 24 at 1313, VOI with “News from Around the Country“ segment during English hour. Tho registering a respectable S9+18, has some flutter, and lately VOI has not been coming thru with the usual oomph, tho I have not noticed any absences. Also bits of IADs continue (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** JAPAN [non]. 6110 via CANADA, NHK World R. Japan, UT Sunday April 24 at 0524 mailbag during `Friends Around the World`, which per website is the successor to `World Interactive` and with new W&M hosts. R. Japan revamps its programming every April for new fiscal year, no apparent other reason, with previous presenters` contracts expiring. This show had been preëmpted quarterly on last Sundays for something else, e.g. in January, but not any more. Along with other updates, the new name has been duly entered in our DX program listing,http://www.worldofradio.com/dxpgms.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MADAGASCAR [and non]. 13620, April 24 at 0528, another too-late check of R. Dabanga and the jamming against it, found by surprise YL talk in English until 0528:30* cutoff, while the tone jamming continued. Sounded a bit Strine but not // 13630 RA in stupid ballgame; more like the interview I then heard on 13775 VOR to 0529. But I think what really happened was a switching error, the Talata relay running a sesquiminute of something else, perhaps RNW satellite feed before cutting off later than usual 0527:00* (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA [non]. 9610, April 24 at 0549, poor in presumed Hausa from Hamada Radio International via GERMANY. Could not hear anything on 9860 or 11970, so probably back to only one frequency now. Missed checking for the 1400 broadcast on 21480, but before and after 1430, 13m was dead of any signals (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN [and non]. 15110, Sunday April 23 at 2206, REE`s excellent world-music show `Mundofonías` starting with Brasil, VG signal direct and also via COSTA RICA 17850 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. 15480, R. Sawa is back on a Greenville transmitter, and only 4 kHz from LRA36! Couldn`t IBB have picked a further frequency? April 24 at *1422 open carrier; 1425 added VOA English audio for a minute or three, an echo apart from 17545, which I thought yesterday would also be Greenville due to signal strength, but 15470 is a word ahead of 17545. 1428 back to OC, and I can hear some weak music under, which is presumably the finale of scheduled Poland in Belarussian via Rampisham UK until 1430.

Still dead air until R. Sawa music modulation cuts on at 1432:48, then Arabic announcement about DVDs for “The King`s Speech“ et al. 1445 news as usual on the quarter hour; still going at 1559-1601, but off at next check 1604. Let`s hope this transmission nominally 1430-1600 does not last any longer than the previous one for two days on 15470, since now it will prevent any audibility of LRA36 between 1422 and 1500 M-F.

15580 // 17545 with VOA discussion show in English, Sunday April 24 at 1437, with 15580 ahead of 17545. Both listed by HFCC as São Tomé, but that may have changed with IBB`s constant site shuffling; synchronized audio is really neither here nor there, as they program feed routings into a single site may be different, or there may be a deliberate offset to even out power consumption (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7415, UT Sunday April 24 at 0541, WBCQ still on, “Love Can Make You Happy“ song, outroed by Ted Randall as the Christian version of it and interviewing someone, perhaps the performer. `QSO with Ted Randall` is now scheduled for six hours straight from 2200 Saturday, but he makes it even more than eight hours, morphing at some point from ham show into evangelism. His own website http://www.tedrandall.com/ still shows QSO starting at “7 pm Central“, i.e. 0000 UT, (and no mention of Sat 18-20 on WTWW 9479) while the WBCQ schedule still shows Sat 2200-0400 Sun (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 13570, in its severely curtailed schedule instead of 24/7 on this or 9265 as still shown on website, WINB I have noticed goes off around 1315 weekdays, but weekends stays on. Sunday April 24 at 1328 the gospel huxteress with a funny accent is giving some websites, www.amazingfacts.org, discoveries.org, also mentions AWR, 3ABN, phone numbers for Your Story Hour. Hum on her continues during canned WINB ID, into next program, atop constant CODAR swishes. Anyhow, the 1300 Sunday program appears to be from AWR, listed on WINB sked as `Living the Bible` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9955, WRMI inaudible Sunday April 24 at 1556 check during WORLD OF RADIO — just a very weak carrier, which may well be YFR via TAIWAN, always clashing during this hour. The WRMI stream was also down, so maybe another power failure at Hialeah or some other problem. Better luck for remaining repeats of WOR on WRMI: Sunday 1730, Mon 1130, 2130, Tue 1530, Wed 0100, 1530 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VENEZUELA [non]. 11670 via CUBA, April 23 at 2229, time for a periodic incredulous log that RNV is STILL announcing in Spanish their initial transmission schedule from *2004y, even tho it was already outdated before 2005, and now by sheer luck contains only one time and frequency which are still in force — plus the times are all local in the target areas, disregarding DST, and not specified as such. This was also long before four morning broadcasts were added, which you would never know about by listening to RNV itself (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9124, April 24 at 0538, huge S9+20 open carrier, slight fades and hum, likely Cuban spy numbers transmitter of equivalent power to 250 kW RHC, probably at same site. Still on at 0545 past 0600+. Another one was on 5800 at 0545 but had some rapid clix audible, perhaps mix with jammer output (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 14422-SSB, April 24 at 1332, two-way in Italian; nice to hear something besides bastard Spanish for a change (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###

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