martedì 8 febbraio 2011

Glenn Hauser logs February 7-8, 2011

** CUBA. 6050, 6060, 6010 all open carrier from RHC, Feb 8 at 0608; 0610 English modulation kicked in again. Probably same applied to unnecessary fourth frequency, 6150 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUAM. 5765-USB, Feb 8 at 1404, AFN with ABC news item about wide-screen TVs; 1406 opening Dr Joy Browne advice show with phone number; so no country music today (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUATEMALA. 4052.5-, R. Verdad is still here tho I had not logged it recently, Feb 8 at 0602 during majestic national anthem which one never tires of hearing; S9+8 including the high local noise level. TGAV plans to shift to 4055.0 sometime this month when the new crystal can be installed; I suppose still not up to full power either (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. 3325, carrier and some music, a bit better at 1358; 1402 talk with deep fades, presumably RRI Palangkaraya; 4750- at 1354 had detectable carrier from RRI Makassar, 1402 talk, with less fading than 3325, past a semihour after local sunrise here (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. 9526-, VOI absent this Tuesday Feb 8 at 1315 for English broadcast so any `Exotic Indonesia` simulcast with RRI Banjarmasin did not make it to SW. Conditions were generally very poor from E Asia, but 9680 RRI was audible OK at 1357 with island music, when 9526 was still absent (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH [non]. 5910, Shiokaze is still here via JSR Tokyo, Tue Feb 8 at 1408 with piano accompanying YL in Japanese, poor-fair (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA SOUTH. 3480, Feb 8 at 1333, triumphal choral music, 1339 W&M talk in Korean, from V. of the People, fair signal and SSOB on 3 MHz band except WWRB 3185; only slight het from KN on 3481 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KUWAIT [and non]. 21540, Feb 8 at 1423 medium-fast SAH and mixture of REE in Spanish, Kuwait with Koran; Spain has in the clear on stronger // 21570 and 21610. At 1430 Spain was weakening and Qur`an was atop 21540. So nothing has been done about this collision despite scads of open frequencies on 13m (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MALAYSIA. 5030, Feb 8 at 1354, very poor signal with music, but not much weaker now than Cuba 5025; presumed R. Malaysia, Sarawak (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1530, Feb 7 at 2100 UT on caradio I tune in time to hear after Spanish a TOH ID as KXTD, I am pretty sure, pronounced in English, back to Spanish with ``La Qué Buena`` hyper-promos. Now it`s definite that this station is indeed running same // programming on three Tulsa market frequencies (except for legal IDs), 1530, 1570 and 1270. 2203 back to music already. At the moment it is better than 1570 which is starting to get XERFed, altho KOKC 1520 splash comes and goes depending on music bits in ads, news. LQB format is supposedly moving to newly acquired better signal on KRVT 1270, leaving 1530 with what?

Again at 1343 Feb 8 I find 1530 // 1570 // during M&M Spanish conversation; 1349 check 1270, and also // with discussion of sports in México (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1580, KOKB Blackwell --- you may recall all the SNAFUs from this we were reporting last year --- hours, even days of dead air; when on, overmodulated/distorted, but here`s a new one:

Feb 7 at 2153 UT I notice an open carrier again on 1580 from this semi-local station. Here we go again? Not exactly. At 2154, ``Test, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5``, hellos, heys, ``Poncan Opry``. It`s obvious that they have cut off the sportstalk feed // 1020 KOKP Perry, which is still underway, and put the produxion studio on the air without knowing it!

Various playing around, shuffling sounds, clearing throats; finally at 2155 starting takes of a commercial they are producing, voiced by Sean Anderson/Shawn Andersen? and Dave May/Mei?, for The Poncan Opry, new season starting March 5. 2156 another longer take, plugging eight [more or less monthly] country music shows for $99, like getting two freee! Sponsored by 101 Country KPNC.

Then they discuss which performers they should or should not mention in next takes. Then no more talking but experimenting with bits of music cuts, trying to select what to back their spiel in the commercials with. This goes on and on past 2203 and I have to take a break. At 2215 they now have one almost finished with some music mixed in, but playback interrupted, and I do not monitor further. I was praying that they would start swearing, but never heard any!

KPNC 100.7 and KOKB are both part of Eteam radio:
We`ve been intending to attend a performance at The Poncan Theatre, as much to view the classic building itself:

But will wait at least until March 27, April 2 or 9 when the brows are somewhat higher, to justify a 2-hour round trip:
(Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1670, Greg Winklejohn`s talking house in NW Enid, previously tracked down, is still on the air, audible when driving close enough to the area, Feb 8 at 1745 UT (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1510, Feb 7 at 2127 UT, skywave is in, and aside KOKC-1520 I am hearing a continuous het --- some 1510 station is off frequency. Dominant signal is from 913 area code, with ad for IFG Tech; that`s the Kansas side of Kansas City, so KCTE, ``Independence MO``. Incredibly, the pitch against 1510.00 stations is the same to within a Hz or two as that heard on 1600, from off-frequency KMDO Fort Scott KS, against closer to 1600.00 stations such as KUSH, KRVA. I wonder if they got their crystals from the same grinder?

So far I can`t be positive KCTE is the one off-frequency, on the nondirexional caradio, so when I get home I take out the DX-398 and get a fix on it --- yes, the 1510 het is on the hi side and from NNE/SSW, Kansas City: by stepping 10-kHz, comparing the pitch to adjacent frequencies which surely average close to being spot-on.

If I null it, I can hear a much weaker 1510 signal which matches the non-offset of its neighbors. I have heard KCTE before, but never noticed the het, so maybe it`s recently shifted off recently. It`s hard to estimate frequencies by audio pitch in this range, but I would put it circa 150 Hz, far beyond legal variation allowed.

Checked again Feb 8 at 1341, now the KCTE het is slightly higher than the one on 1600, during Mike & Mike sports talk. 1347 full legal ID despite not being hourtop, ``You`re listening to Hot Talk 1510, KCTE, Independence-Kansas City``; the KCTE carrier and consequently het is wobbling slightly now (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 17650, Feb 8 at 1438, VOA news about Cambodia/Thailand border conflict, despite the fact that this is the African service which is not supposed to hear about Asia! Poor-fair and better than // 17715, an echo apart. 17650 listed as São Tomé by EiBi and HFCC, 88 degrees, but not in Aoki, and I had not been hearing it, so may be a recent change. 17715 is Botswana at 350 degrees (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6074, before the timesignal from R. Rossii, Pet/Kam, 6075 finished at 1400, the CW marker started, again clearly copied as VVV CQ CQ CQ DE 2MTL 2MTL K, as the QRM from 6075 changed to Chinese (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6165, Feb 8 at 1321, central Asian vocal/instrumental music, I thought, flutter and some CCI, 1328 segué to music sounding more S Asian; 1332 YL announcement, but too poor to guess the language. Probably AIR Sindhi service from Delhi/Khampur site, 250 kW, 65 degrees per Aoki, 334 degrees per HFCC. However, Aoki shows CNR6 also on air at this time, 100 kW, 163 degrees from Beijing 491 site; and V of Vietnam-4, in Hmong, 50 kW, ND from Hanoi/Xuan Mai site (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###