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Glenn Hauser logs November 26-27, 2011

** ALBANIA [and non]. 7530, Nov 26 at 2115, S9+22 signal from R. Tirana, which ought to be plenty, but it`s undermodulated, and already in the music-fill portion of the semi-hour broadcast in English to Europe, with North America onward now working as winter sets in, daily except Sundays. Comparing to India 7550, slightly weaker at S9+20 and less solid, but quite louder with its music (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 11765, Nov 26 at 2302, Súper Rádio Deus é Amor [the accent on the e is absolutely required, so if it`s missing where you read this, don`t blame me], full ID for MW, SW on 6060, 9565, 11765, “24 horas no ar“. Poor signal with flutter, much weaker than 11780 RNA of course; so I checked the rest of 25m for other listed Brazilians: something on 11815, maybe 11925 squeezed by HCJB/Chile 11920 and remnant jamming 11930, very weak 11750 maybe ZY, nothing on 11735 or the others (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [non]. C-SPAN cable in the US aired the third (of how many?) episode about USG international broadcasting, Nov 26 at 2330 UT; usual repeats are Monday 1300 and UT Tuesday 0100 on C-SPAN 2. Or on demand:

The Communicators with Carlos García
Nov 22, 2011 C-SPAN | Communicators

Carlos García-Pérez talked about U.S. government-sponsored broadcasts to Cuba. Radio broadcasts into the communist-ruled country began in 1985, television broadcasts in 1990, and they are known as Radio and TV Martí. The broadcasts are jammed by the Cuban government and some in Congress argue that the future of TV Marti in particular is in question because viewership is small, compared with U.S. broadcasts to other countries, and news from other Western-based news operations appears to be available.

This week “The Communicators” airs the third in a series about U.S. Government-sponsored broadcasts to other countries. These broadcasts are services of the Broadcasting Board of Governors. . .
http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/302825-1

In case you are wondering, CGP said he was born in Miami of Cuban parents, grew up in Puerto Rico, moved his family back to Miami for this job. Paints a picture of an effective RTV Martí, successful lately by sending DVDs of programs to Cubans; and vows that the station will continue to be a major media source in post-Castro Cuba
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EGYPT. 6270, Nov 26 at 2152, I thought that R. Cairo`s English to Europe was here at 2115-2245, but nothing audible now, nor on listed alternate 5770; is it really on and not propagating? How about the 2300-2430 English to NAm? Nothing either at 2309 on 6270. At that time, 9305 Arabic was audible, and an open/low modulated carrier on 9250, maybe for the Central American Arabic/Spanish beam starting at 2330 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** JAPAN [and non]. 17605, UT Saturday Nov 26 at 2305, NHK Japanese good despite southward beam via BONAIRE ending news, into weekly western classical music appreciation show with 3-minute introduxion before music; // weaker 11665 direct which is ahead of 17605 by about one second (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU [non]. 6090, Nov 27 at 0140 I check this frequency just in case ANGUILLA is off — no, DGS lives on! If it were off we might have a chance of hearing the new Peruvian, Radio Universal testing, as Dario Monferini heard Nov 19 from Carlos Gamarra Moscoso of the station that they were testing between 0130 and 0300, running less than rated 5 kW. We suggested they should also try at 1000 UT just after Anguilla signs off. Full details including address in:
http://www.w4uvh.net/dxld1147.txt
BTW, on WORLD OF RADIO 1592, I misspoke, calling this on second reference, Radio Universo (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** POLAND [non]. 15260, Sat Nov 26 from 2200, I settle down to listen to the very good signal from PRES via Sackville, CANADA, which on UT Saturdays is nothing but a Polish mass. Obviously no concern about separation of church and state in either country! It would be nice to hear a Jewish service now and then, fat chance of that. During the first two-thirds, sounds like the same guy is speaking, alternately singing, and he has a good voice for the Catholic tunes.

Nary a word of Latin to be heard, except “caritas“ at 2249 in some kind of PS by another speaker, also mentioning “solidarnosc“ with acutes on the last two letters, equivalent to shch, one letter in Cyrillic Russian. Now and then a cognate with the more familiar Russian could be understood, but not much else, meaning I can appreciate this as an art form without the baggage of belief or axually understanding what is being said.

It is hard to believe any deity would mandate that followers have to go thru this routine at least once a week in order to remain on his good side. But hey, all deities are made up by human beings as a form of projexion. The music is nice, accompanied by organ, but overall rather sad and slow, suitable for dozing or napping. This ain`t no “Great Gettin`-Up Mornin“`! It is a good substitute for `Marion`s Attic`, a rather different music show, which is no longer to be heard during the same hour, via WBCQ now silent on Saturdays.

It`s not a midnite mass either, as local time is 23:00+ unless Poland has unexpectedly stayed on summer time. Transmission outro started already at 2252 mentioning Hotbird parameters, and now I check // 7330 `direct` from Woofferton, which by now is also arriving sufficiently, about one second before closer Sackville, delayed by satellite feed. Back to 15260 at 2259 to find it already gone, while 7330 lasts until 2259.5* without any further announcements (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VATICAN. 6075, Nov 26 at 2150, something in Arabic, stronger than adjacent 6070 CFRX. Yes, it`s Vatican Radio which has inherited this frequency from defunct Deutsche Welle; HFCC shows 2140-2200 in Arabic, 100 kW, 326 degrees from SMG, not toward any majority-Arab country but western Europe, and consequently also USward. Besides extensive morning transmissions, VR has 6075 on all the way from 1500 to 2310 UT, with frequent power changes (100/250 kW), and beam changes (10/4/26/326/266/326/330 degrees) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

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