Glenn Hauser logs July 22, 2020
** TURKEY. 9830, Wed July 22 at 2214-2231, VOT `Letterbox`, glad
Emirler manages to be on the air today. I`m listening via UTwente with
a very strong signal, no RTTY there, but quite a big hum on the
carrier. Something is still always erroneous at Emirler.
After complaining it is unusually hot in Ankara, Anatolia, 39-37-36
degrees even tho it snowed last August, host starts with a very
personal item: his longtime friend in Malaysia, he knew for 11 years
there, ethnic Chinese, Tan-Seu-Yung (sp???), 64, altho a non-smoker,
has lung cancer and is in the ICU. Via whatsapp, doctor answered his
call but friend could not respond. Please pray for him. Caused host to
cry which he says he does a lot. This occupied the first 5 minutes.
Then acknowledged letters/reports from: Konstantin Barsenkov in St
Petersburg, Russia; Malaysia; Peshawar, Pakistan; Italy, and host
*sings* bits of two Italian songs from his childhood; south India;
Allan Willie in Newfoundland with a 5-page report; Poland. At
conclusion again asks for (Islamic) prayers for his friend, and also
for himself; ``I love all of you, from my heart.``
I am always pleased when at least one subject on a mailbag show is
known to me; this time, two: also heard directly from Konstantin last
month with a QSL from him since he heard me mention him on WOR; and
Allan Willie, better known as an ace MW DXer.
2231, on to next program, about a monastery, architecture and/or
tourism? Carrier off at 2255* before there can be any extra German.
Who is this host of `Letterbox`, who makes it such a touchingly human
show? Alan Holder upon the Isle of Wight told us all about him last
November: ``I have been corresponding with TRT on and off since 1970.
The current presenter’s name on “Letterbox” is Halibrahim Sarıkaya (no
dot on the ‘i’ – it is pronounced Sarekaya.``
I quoted Alan`s complete opus in my log report of Nov 16-17, 2019,
which among many other places resides here:
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** U S A. 15610, July 22 at *1858.6 carrier cuts on from WEWN as I
have been standing by to confirm their other English frequency /
transmitter is also back on air after 9385 appeared last night. But
it`s JBA, can barely perceive any modulation, as propagation is
pitiful today, no sporadic E boost for this, nor 15825 WWCR (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)
This report dispatched July 22 at 2351