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Glenn Hauser logs February 4-5, 2012

** CANADA. 6070, Feb 5 at 0634, CFRX, no comedy but call-in show with several phone numbers, `People Helping People`; however, interrupted for a promo of “overnight comedy“ on CFRB, but no hours specified! Program schedule at http://www.newstalk1010.com/schedule.aspx
shows UT Sunday is the one night without comedy, but other talk shows; M-F it`s 12-6 am (05-11 UT), Saturdays 12-5 am (05-10 UT). Modulation sounds OK now (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. RHC observations Sunday Feb 5: at 1420, 9540 is very poor as usual after being blocked by WHRI before 1400; 9850 is in open carrier; by 1455 it`s off and 13750 is on with RHC programming, something that happens only on Sundays in preparation for `Alo, Presidente` later. 1510 `Mundo de la Filatelia`, and more regular RHC shows until 1600:45* so no A,P today.

The other frequencies for that, 17750, 15370 never came on. A,P website as of Feb 5 is noncommittal as to whether there will be a show today or not, as the webmaster is last to know the whims of mercurial El Hugazo. One more check at 1708 in case he has faked us out: no, still nothing (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GABON. 9580, Feb 5 at 0620, M&W in French, as ANO remains on the air, but will it stay after the football tournament? And what about Q`daffy`s major share in the station? Did the new Libyan government inherit it, or what? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GERMANY [non]. 12045, Feb 5 at 0622, DW in English has poor signal vs no signal most nites on this hi a frequency, where else but via Rwanda. But there is a het on the low side circa 12044.3, whence? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ITALY [non]. When a new IRRS transmission on 15190 appeared on the schedules for Sundays 1500-1530, DX Mix News and the WRTH Update assumed it would be more Brother Scare, but I was not so certain, as 1500+ is when IRRS has inserted additional clients, e.g. on Fridays at 1500-1515 when the azimuth is slightly different too, 115 instead of 100 degrees from `MIL` (meaning Tiganeshti) and to different CIRAFs. That`s `Arab Women Today` in Arabic, per IRRS Friday schedule http://www.nexus.org/NEXUS-IBA/Schedules/fri.htm
but showing 11910 instead of 15190, apparently outdated info, “last updated on: WED 14 DEC 2011 13:30:07“.

Indeed on the start date Feb 5, at 1512 past 1525, very poor signal on 15190, it`s definitely not Brother Scare, not // WWRB 9385, but some other ministry in English, M&W speaking slowly, evidently for the huge ESL demographic. The IRRS Sunday program schedule does not show it, and the Saturday has not been updated either to show BS until “1800“ (1700 UT) which started a few weeks ago. HFCC has the Sunday 1500-1530, whatever it is, with same azimuth and CIRAFs as BS. Presumably off by 1530 when DRM from Vatican took over 15185-15195 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** LIBYA. 11600, Feb 5 at 1708, nothing detectable. Re my previous non-log Feb 4, Bryan Alexander reports from Pennsylvania: “Radio Télévision Libye – Radio Libye, 1712-1732* Feb 4, French talk. Short breaks of lite instrumental music. Abrupt sign off. Fair. Not heard earlier between 1600-1630. Very erratic schedule lately.“ And Jorge Freitas, Brasil also heard it Feb 4 at 1723-1733*. Ernesto Paulero in Argentina had it as early as 1707 that date. Unfortunately, I am not disposed to sit on 11600 for two hours a day hoping it will show up, but maybe a spot check will catch it sometime (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NETHERLANDS [non]. Normally when tuning up the 9.8-9.9 MHz area after 0600, I hear RNW in Dutch on 9865 via BONAIRE, and then the same words repeated 2 or 3 sex later on 9895 via PRIDNESTROVYE, but not Feb 5 at 0618 discussing malaria: at first seems non-//, but I finally time the delay as close to 15 seconds. The playouts must be independent and subject to variation. 9830 via Wertachtal not audible if it is still on.

BTW, Harry van Vugt in Windsor, Ontario, tells DXLD: “Radio Nederland will cease its broadcasts in Dutch May 11 with a 24-hour marathon retrospective of 65 years of programming“ (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA [and non]. 7275, before 0628 Feb 5, nothing but Tunisia audible, but once it cuts off, something with a very poor signal is uncovered, presumably FRCN Abuja; axually the signal is not that poor, registering S9+18 but just barely modulated (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PHILIPPINES. 11870, Feb 5 at 1406, religious music, talk in S Asian language, fadeouts, narration, discussion. Aoki shows it`s RVA, 300 degrees in Bengali. Not much else making it from Asia on this band (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 17595, Sunday Feb 5 at 1340, REE `Amigos de la Onda Corta` with heavily produced history of RNE thru the ages, numerous clips mixed in from the Franco era, narrated by YL. Outro by Buitrago at 1354 did not refer to it.

Preview of this edition via José Bueno shows this as the last of a few subjects, “75 años de Radio Nacional de España (2ª parte): (Tono de las emisiones y de las entrevistas, llegada del hombre a la luna, espacios de consulta dirigidos al público femenino)“. Will there be a part 3? Did not reach the present (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U K [non]. 9740, BBCWS via SINGAPORE, Sunday Feb 5 at 1422 another episode of `Fifth Floor` about BBC language services, this time discussing censorship (mostly internet) in Uzbekistan and China, concluding with quiz about Bing being banned by the BBC in WW II as not macho enough (not the term they used) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. 9955, WRMI: Sat Feb 4 at 2302 in Spanish, presumably scheduled `Frecuencia al Día`. No jamming, but fast SAH, from? Aoki shows RFI in Chinese via Tainan, TAIWAN during this hour, and so does the WRTH Update.

9955 at 0612 Feb 5: as I tune across, the R. Bulgaria IS, and then ID as R. Sofia, a vintage clip, then Jeff White narrating `Wavescan` as scheduled, Bulgarian NA, and then he reads Oldrich Cip`s address to HFCC Kuala Lumpur. S9+18 with only lite fading, no jamming. Did the Bulgarian external service have the same IS when it was known as R. Sofia? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1602 monitoring: confirmed on 5755 WTWW at 0500 UT Sunday Feb 5. Remaining repeats on WRMI: Sunday 1830, Monday 1230. The Sunday 1630 broadcast was confirmed on webcast, but JBA carrier on 9955 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VATICAN. 7250, Feb 5 at 0628 open carrier from VR Santa Maria di Galeria, successor to inaudible Vatican Gardens transmitter, and the modulation kicks on at 0628:40 as VR is upwrapping the 0600 English broadcast, 0629 bells IS. This always happens as no human is smoothing out the broadcast which should have suppressed the closure of the preceding one on other frequencies. 7245 Mauritania not (yet) on (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VENEZUELA [non]. No show by El Hugazo Feb 5: see CUBA

UNIDENTIFIED. 5370, Feb 5 at 0643, stray pulse-jamming still here, or is it something else? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 5403.5-USB, finally heard a ham on the 55 (“60“) meter band, Feb 5 at 0635, but a ragchewer, missing any call if given at 0642 when I could not hear his co-channel contact; certainly sounded American (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

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