giovedì 19 luglio 2012

Glenn Hauser logs July 17-18, 2012

** CHINA. Firedrake July 18, before 1300:
12980, fair at 1227; none in the 11s, 10s
13130, fair at 1238

13530, good at 1226, stronger than 13570 WINB. Thanks to Sound of Hope, this is a new frequency never before in DXLD per Google search. Would you believe the top hit was to ``shop for 13530``?? Only previous mentions of 13530 were as a spur from WINB!

13920, good at 1226
14700, very poor at 1230
There was also one in the 15.4s which was gone by the time I got around to looking at the dial at 1230. None in the 15s, 16s, 17s; and the 16m SWBC band was dead

After 1300:
12230, good at 1319
13430, fair at 1320 with CODAR
15560, fair at 1322

** COLOMBIA. 14950.75v, July 18 at 0325, still no sign of Salem Estéreo (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 12300, July 18 at 1235, RHC instantly recognizable talk, very poor with fadeouts, 2 x 6150 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GERMANY [non]. 9470, July 18 at 0445, DW English to Africa via RWANDA starting segment from Bolivia about preserving the Aymara language whose speaker base is steadily declining, but they do have their own Wikipedia site. Quickly found by searching Aymara at the DW site, unAfrican audio from part of the `Pulse` program:,,16102613_type_audio_struct_266_contentId_16102889,00.html

** KOREA SOUTH [non]. 9650, July 18 at 1243, KBSWR via CANADA is starting Wednesday feature I frequently try to catch, `Sounds of Korea`, this time about a traditional instrument and its master, neither name could I catch, but it`s flutish. Started with a folk tale about it. VOK could be heard underneath. Ended at 1259, then a few plaintive iterations of the otherwise now-defunct RCI IS and IDs in French and English before cut off the air (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. Sporadic E MUF made it into VHF TV now and then UT July 17:

1544 on 2, from SSW, NTSC video with f-bug (Foro TV = net-4 from XHTV) in LR, `Matutino Express` newscast; and another bug harder to make out in the upper right: then I can see it`s the Grupo Pacífico oval with an italic 3 inside. Per Oglethorpe`s local IDs page for channel 2, link below, this has to be XHQ Guamúchil, Sinaloa, i.e. relay of XHQ on 3, since its other stations on 2 have the same design logo with a 2 in it. Guamúchil is about halfway between Los Mochis and Culiacán, filling in a coverage gap for the regional network.

2324 on 2, TELEACTIVA bug in white, UR, during film featuring humans and a horse. Therefore XEFB, Monterrey. Bits of signals in and out past 2400.

UT July 18, 0132: fade in news about Yucatán more from the SSE than SSW, bug at lower right I believe is SIPSE with an horizontal oval, and above it 20:32 clock, like the one at the bottom of this page:
Interviewing a military/uniformed guy who mentions ``el malecón de Progreso``, i.e. the breakwater at Mérida`s neighboring port city. A very large S N flashes on screen now and then, maybe meaning Sipse Noticias; XHY-TV fades out in a few minutes. As for what SIPSE means: ``¿Quiénes Somos? Servicios Informativos y Publicitarios del Sureste, SIPSE, es el grupo líder en medios de comunicación con presencia en tres estados de la República Mexicana: Yucatán, Campeche y Quintana Roo.

Grupo SIPSE es el único corporativo de la Península de Yucatán, que ofrece servicios especializados y confiables en los tres medios de mayor importancia en el país: Radio, Prensa y Televisión.

El éxito de SIPSE, a lo largo de más de 47 años, radica en la satisfacción de los clientes a través de la solidez de contenidos, propuestas creativas eficientes, calidad de producción y audiencias cautivas en todos nuestros canales`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ROMANIA. 11830, July 18 at 0502 surprised to hear some French here, then cut off at 0503 and shortly DRM blast hit 11825-11835. What happened: RRI Galbeni started this semihour in analog by mistake, HFCC scheduled 0500-0530, 300 kW, 285 degrees in DRM to France. Are they really running `full` power in DRM equal to AM power? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN [non]. 9765, July 18 at 0507 surprised to find REE in Spanish // much stronger 9630 via COSTA RICA. 9765 is not scheduled beyond 15-23 UT, the exact span depending on M-F, Sat or Sun. The three Cariari frequencies after 0500 are supposed to be 9630, 5965, 3350. I should have checked which of the others was missing. Presumably the latest in a long line of operational errors at Cariari (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TAIWAN [and non]. 9665, July 18 at 1245 surprised to hear some Bach here on a keyboard; normally is KCBS in Korean from NK for whom Bach would be a bit tame, if not too Western. Also with flutter, or is it SAH? 1247 announcement in Chinese. 1249 on to some other keyboard music. 1257 all I hear is one carrier, 1300 definitely KCBS starting hyper-emotional assertions in Korean, and no more SAH.

HFCC is absolutely no help here, not covering any of the three stations involved as we find in Aoki: RTI in Chinese is here at 12-13 only, and it is of course *jammed by the ChiCom. KCBS supposedly operates 20-18 altho I was not hearing it before 1300 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7506.4, July 18 at 0325, WRNO with VG strength but music has a lot of distortion and still way off-frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. 12105, July 18 at 1228, Russian service of WTWW-3 is gone again, just something weak in Chinese, no doubt AWR which is on here from 11 to 16 via Guam or Sri Lanka. Ditto at 1301, 1319. Still nothing from WTWW at next check 1459-1501+, just CODAR pulses at the rate of exactly two per second (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)