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Glenn Hauser logs April 29-30, 2011

** ALBANIA [and non]. 13735, R. Tirana, April 29 at 2020 in the 2000 UT English to NAm: averaging S9+12 and sufficient modulation, which shows it can be done, so why not all the time? Concluding `Outstanding Albanian Personality Profile` about a democratic leader who died of a brain hemorrhage in 2006y; 2022 music. The strongest station on the band from outside of NAm; Greece 15630 was even stronger, more so than usual, with Greek music (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake April 30: not checked until 1325:
10300, good with heavy flutter at 1328
12600, fair with heavy flutter at 1329
13900, poor at 1330 // 12600
No others found up to 19 MHz. Propagation was quite degraded
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GERMANY [non]. 15640, April 30 at 2130, DW in English with VG signal for panel discussion about Syria, including two Syrians. 2155 outro as “thanks for watching Quadriga“, and 2157-2200* nothing but fill music, jazzed-up version of “Tarty“, cut off the air during part of the DW jingle. That`s good since some of the // SW frequencies cut off at :57. O, 15640 at 21-22 is 295 degrees via Kigali, RWANDA.

But I wasn`t watching! This was radio, and I was only listening, which was sufficient, altho it would have been nice to see what the panelists looked like, and more easily tell which of them was speaking. I could, via the program page
http://www.dw-world.de/dw/0,,7296,00.html?id=7296
which says it was on DW TV 23 hours earlier. Gimmick, as title implies, is that show always features a quartet of journalists.

I admit that Quadriga is a new word for me; did DW coin it? No, the first four google hits on plain “Quadriga“ say:

“Quadriga – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A quadriga (Latin quadri-, four, and iugum, yoke) is a car or chariot drawn by four horses abreast (the Roman equivalent of Greek Tethrippon). …

Quadriga is the leading provider of guest communications solutions for hotels with their Sensiq guest communications portal and hotel internet services.

Quadriga Landscape Architecture and Planning, Inc.

Quadriga is a seventy year old multi-faceted manufacturing, publishing, retail supply, full-service fundraising and direct mail marketing company. …“

Plus many other applications, not reaching the DW show until #22.

BTW, our cable access in Enid, Pegasys channel 12 has started to carry some DW TV shows, only on Tue/Wed/Thu, UT -5:
05:00 pm “ARTS 21” (29 min)
05:30 pm “GLOBAL 3000” (29 min)
06:00 pm “EUROPEAN JOURNAL” (29 min)
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDIA. 9690, as I tuned in April 30 at 1323, telltale hum from AIR, then non-English talk, sounds Burmese rather than Tibetan; 1326 during music found it // 13710, both of which are Bengaluru for the 1330 AIR GOS English sesquihour. We had previously decided this prélude, instead of the AIR IS, was the Tibetan service scheduled on three other frequencies, 7420, 9575 and 11775 until 1330; while Burmese is scheduled only until 1315 on yet another triad, 11620, 11710, 15040 according to the printed A-11 AIR schedule folder via Ron Howard. Next time, need to try to make parallels if I can get any of those. The third frequency for 1330 English, 11620, is less audible here, and from a different site, likely without this defect (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. 9526-, VOI, April 30 at 1315, off-frequency carrier detectable but weak and unreadable beneath distortion or noise jamming which is not usually here. 9680, at 1320, RRI much better but fluttery with Indonesian `opera`. After 1400, the usual het with CRI Russian 9525.0 could still be heard (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 15110, REE, Saturday April 30 at 2205 opening `Mundofonías` world music show following `En Cinco Minutos` filler when a real newscast is lacking. This week the music was from regions of Spain, Asturias, Catalunya, etc., so not exactly `world`. Usual excellent reception direct from Noblejas (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9370, WTJC had been behaving itself lately, adequate modulation, not too distorted, and not spurring. But after the last fix, I predicted it would eventually go out of whack again, and now it has: April 30 at 1315, fundamental is overmodulated and distorted, plus extremely distorted spurs circa 9345 and stronger 9395, as has happened before (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 9615, April 30 at 1359, “Gott sei die Ehre“ orchestral theme of Family Radio, 1400 into other version as trumpet IS, and English introducing `Open Forum`, pre-rapture. At the outset, the musical notes and voice briefly went sour as if someone were tuning an SSB feed input.

No sign of New Zealand, remnants of which were still on proper 6170. On April 25 only, I heard RNZI on 9615 during this hour, as previously reported, and on that occasion there was no sign of YFR, which HFCC says is 500 kW, due south from Irkutsk, RUSSIA.

15670, April 30 at 1406, S Asian language mentions `Open Forum`, ergo Harold Camping YFR nonsense, confirmed by YFR riff. HFCC says 500 kW, 85 degrees from Issoudun, FRANCE in Hindi; before 1400 this frequency has ChiCom jamming against IBB Tibetan (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. 15130 is normally dominated here by WYFR, all the way from 12 to 24 UT, mostly in Spanish, tho only 50 kW at 285 degrees. But April 30 at 1432 I am getting a stronger signal over it, first guess Farsi, but scheduled as VOA Kurdish, 500 kW, 95 degrees from Rampisham UK. Unusual propagation today, with many regular signals missing or degraded, following a G1 geomagnetic storm, K-index 4 at 1500, and a G2 predicted to follow per WWV (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. 15480, no sign of Greenville April 30 at 1430, so our guess was right that after six days, this R. Sawa (more or less) transmission was canceled. Yesterday it stopped at 1435.5*. Washington net control was responsible for mixing up English and Arabic until then. As I tuned in at 1429 today, some music briefly until that went off, presumably the end of the Poland via Rampisham transmission.

17545, Saturday April 30 at 1432, very good signal with VOA`s `Encounter` interview show, still registered with HFCC as 124 degrees from São Tomé, altho we know there is now an available transmitter at Greenville (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 9455 // 9690 in Chinese, April 30 at 1827, both scheduled as R. Free Asia in Mandarin, via SAIPAN and TINIAN respectively. I first checked the higher bands and was not hearing much at this hour, degraded propagation following geomag stsorm, so a bit surprised to be getting these at mid-day. Could have been CNR1 jamming, but programming lacked that over-the-top hype (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1562 monitoring: confirmed April 30 at 1613 with usual excellent signal here on 12160 for the WWCR broadcast at 1600 Saturday; I checked on a portable during the Tri-State Music Festival parade, a yearly event in downtown Enid. How is 12160 reception further east and west? Next repeat is Sunday 0630 on 3215. Also on WRMI: Sunday 0800, 1530, 1730 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###

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