lunedì 18 luglio 2011

Glenn Hauser logs July 16-17, 2011

** CHINA. Firedrake July 17:
16100, JBA at 0454; only one audible during the ChiCom noon hour

11500, good at 1250; rough break in music for several sex at 1251; good at 1335

11980, at 1247 very poor in English, must be CRI Kunming as scheduled, // 9760; no Firedrake here unlike 24 hours earlier until 1300*

12980, good at 1252, good at 1335
13920, good at 1333; none in the 14`s now
14700, very good at 1254
15275, poor at 1359

15430, very good at 1329-1330 like 24 hours earlier. Might have been something underneath, but not during 1330-1330:25* open carrier or afterwards

15520, very good at 1358; not on earlier in hour
15670, FD poor under CNR1 jamming at 1255; 1331 now it`s over the CCI from CNR1; and at 1358 good over CNR1 (with victim far underneath)

** GREECE. 15650, July 16 at 2147, Greek music from VOG on wrong frequency; supposed to be on 15630 except at 23-03 for 15650. Seems they were on 15650 by mistake all day, back to 15630 next day, per Wolfgang Büschel, and as also noted here July 17 at 0455, 1331 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** LIBYA. 17725, July 17 at 1401, V. of Africa from the Great Jamahiriyah ID at start of English bihour; not heard this well, S9+10 peaks, for several weeks, usually just a JBA carrier. So any new news of Libya? Ha! First dekaminute presents nice hilife music with cora; 1411 YL starts talking about the Jamahiriyah but her accent is so heavy I will not employ the concentration necessary to try to decode her blab. 1425 back to the perpetual program introduced by riff from Beethoven`s Ninth, OM with part 1 of ``solution of the problem of democracy``. Yawn! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. Starting monitoring ch 2 for Es July 17 around 1430 UT; around 1505 signals from south start to show.

1512 on 2, net-7 with Monterrey vs Independiente fútbol; bug in UR has large 7 and underneath it 27 [degrees] and 10:13 clock; has 10-kHz CCI talking about Veracruz. Very likely XHTAU Tampico and XHFM Veracruz, offset zero and plus respectively per

1513 on 2, Fox News grafix and bug LL; 1516 Toyota ad in English, amid CCI. No doubt XHRIO Matamoros. Can`t // it to local KOKH-24 since `Fox News Sunday` was on earlier here. Map above shows XHRIO is 2+ offset

1516 on 3, CCI between novela and algo
1518 on 3, net-5 with movie/drama film

1519 on 5, promo for on net-2, ads, snow-free for a bit

1525 on 5, toons with net-2 bug, unusual, a Sunday-morning thing?
1525 on 6, different toons, no bug, or traces of one UR, maybe the low-contrast Galavision one?

1541 on 4, net-13 movie about skating (roller or ice?), 1542 ads

1556 on 2, net-5 Harrison Ford movie with him driving. In addition to net-5 bug UR, has another bug LL, a 2 in a circle with two additional curved lines at the top of the circle. No call letters. Which net-5 relay on 2 does this?? Don`t find a logo match on
At 1556, to right of the LL bug, briefly adds text ``Estás Viendo ---`` but ruined by CCI surge

1558 on 3, same dubbed net-5 movie // 2 but without the 2 bug LL
1607 on 2, soccer from net-2
1610 on 4, diarrhea ad, 1611 program promo reviving the net-13 bug UR briefly, but off during the ads
1615 on 4, net-5 movie
1620 on 3, net-5 movie fades in; MUF has been falling
1620 on 4, talento program promo, can`t make out bug UR
1625 on 2, toon fades in briefly, again at 1631
1635 on 2, toon title Phineas Ferb (?); can`t make out bug UR
1639 on 2, Spanish speech about violencia fades in, or is it a church sermon, referring to `nuestro señor`; mostly no signals now
(Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SERBIA [non]. 9685, UT Sunday July 17 at 0101, IRS via BOSNIA with news in English mostly about former Yugoslavia; VG signal but modulation slightly distorted. Original A-11 schedule has NO English on UT Sundays to NAm, only Mon-Sat at 0030 and supposed to be off the air at 0100* except for another semihour in Serbian on UT Wednesdays only. So are they now doing English at 0100-0130 daily? Or just tardy in turning off the transmitter (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U K [and non]. 12035, July 17 at 0457, about equal mix of BBCWS English, and REE IS prior to its 05-12 broadcast in Spanish. BBC is 300 kW, 110 degrees from Skelton at 03-05. Spain needs to crash-start not earlier than 0459; it`s 250 kW, 60 degrees from Noblejas and bound to overlap not only here but eastward tho CIRAF targets of the two are officially non-duplicated (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15420-CUSB, July 16 at 2111, WBCQ is still on the air past scheduled 2100* this Saturday as it was a biweek ago, with continuous rock music, but except for canned ID break at 2130, no announcements, so is not `Radio TimTron Worldwide`. Still on at final check 2209. Was running S9+18. Maybe a propagation test? Much better here than 7415 if it were on (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 12100, trying to hear WTWW-3, July 17 at 0458, a JBA signal beside good BBCWS English 12095. Since no other station in the world is currently scheduled on 12100 at any time, I suppose it may be WTWW, just not propagating. Hmmm, or a 2 x 6050 Cubharmonic?

However, WTWW was definitely off the air at 1252, so while hunting Firedrakes I leave another receiver on 12100 to catch it coming on: *1256:30 joining Arabic Bible in progress, no sign-on announcement (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###