sabato 21 luglio 2012

Glenn Hauser logs July 19-20, 2012

** ANGUILLA. 11775, July 20 at 1109, humbuzz here while 11760 RHC was also upmessed, but unlike it, Dead Gene Scott soon resurrected (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake July 20 circa 1230:
12230, very poor at 1226
15435, very poor at 1229, het on hi side; none in 13s, 14s, 16s, 17s
15560, very poor at 1241, het on hi side

** COLOMBIA. 14950.75v, with propagation rather recovered from the storms, still no sign of Salem Stereo, July 20 at 0127, 0317, 1240. Did they get busted, just another breakdown, or QSY? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6010, July 20 at *0509 RHC English is back where it is supposed to be instead of 6140 last night, but it`s fitful, carrier cutting off and on the air several times, and when on, modulation cutting off and on, IADs unlike the // 6050, 6060, 6125. Think it may have been doing this too before 0509 when I was not paying close attention.

11760, July 20 at 1109, now this frequency is ailing, audio breakups --- wiggle that patchcord! 11860 is better. 11760 still breaking up at 1226 check (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EGYPT. 9315, R. Cairo is still here, July 20 at 0127 with music during presumed Spanish service, sufficient modulation at the moment; but 9305 Arabic is absent. Nothing on 9720 which supposedly replaced 9315. At 0317, 9305 is back on with extremely distorted Arabic and much stronger than 9315 in music when I would have expected news in English.

As of July 20 I notice that there is now a version 2 dated July 13 of the July WRTH Update --- not sure what changed from version 1, as I think the entries in red were already there, but has not updated the Egypt info, which claimed that English to NAm at 0200-0330 had already moved from 9315 to 9720 (along with Spanish at 0045-0200). Also shows 6270 replaced on two earlier English outsendings effective July 18: 2115-2245 on 11890, 2300-0030 on 9965 --- has anyone confirmed those? Me, not yet checked (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GERMANY [non]. 17810, July 20 at 1243, weird SFX and music, French announcement, // much weaker 17820, i.e. DW via RWANDA and Woofferton UK, respectively. 17810 the SSOB by far, hardly even any Cuba on 16m (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH. 2850, July 20 at 1115, poor signal at S9+12, in usual hi noise level, but pleased as I could be to instantly recognize the KCBS extremely emotional put-on style in Korean, 1118 choral music. Hardly heard this at all last winter, so nice to get in the summer. Also signs of something with het on 3480. I even checked for Japan lower on MW 828, 774, 747, but that was too optimistic as yet. Sunrise here today was 1129 UT (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 630, July 20 at 0504 UT I listen again to the unfamiliar state or city song following the NA, and then definite ID this time for XEFB, Monterrey NL, US stations more or less nullable. Turned back on at 1122, now nothing but Spanish talk, probably same, with nothing from Denver or St Louis (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. Sunrise log July 20, UT: 710, at 1124, very good signal in Low German, preacher about the Bibel with accent sounding more Englisch than Spanisch and as he is upwrapping, self-imposed QRhyMn; 1126 gives address of Die Bibel Sag, in Cuauhtémoc, Chihuahua.

And immediate segué to jingle, ``con la música que te gusta, XEDP, La Ranchera de Cuauhtémoc``. Not yet! Then starts hard-sell adstring. KGNC might as well not exist (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NETHERLANDS [non]. 9895, July 20 at 1059, RNW IS via BONAIRE, with somebuzz on the audio, but cleared up when `La Matinal` started at 1100. Maybe the IS is played directly from a defective unit on Bonaire itself (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND [and non]. 7435, July 20 at 1122, AM signal in Chinese must be CRI, 500 kW, 59 degrees from Beijing site; has heavy QRDRM from RNZI 7435-7440-7445, far too close for comfort to either, overlapping schedules during this hour (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. Ch A-19, July 20 at 1359 UT, KUOT-CA OKC is barely strong enough to lock in horizontal hold during animated Cornerstone Network ID. But not strong enough to see a local ID super, if any. I always check this when stronger Estrella TV KOCY-LP 48 signal is up, apparently the only two analog TV stations left in OKC (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTTENING DIGEST)

** PAKISTAN. 17830, July 20 at 0502, uncertain language with distorted modulation and flutter. Only thing listed is R. Pakistan in Urdu, 05-07, 250 kW, 252 degrees from API-6, Islamabad. Not what I would expect to hear in the nightmiddle on 16m (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN [non]. 11880, Friday July 20 at 1237, REE Costa Rica relay has resumed being a SS station, Basque missing another half-hour opportunity for weekday worldwide exposure including Chinese relay; 1238 starts a segment discussing Italian culture (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TAIWAN [non]. 7570, July 20 at 0452, once again tonight RTI via WYFR is in wrong language, English instead of Spanish; 5950 correctly in Chinese (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1626 monitoring: confirmed with huge signal on WTWW 9479, Thursday July 19 at 2059:40 with the usual interruption during the billboard for hourtop ID.

And confirmed on WWRB 5050, UT Friday July 20 at 0330:30 after a respectful 43-second pause following the preceding preacher, altho punxuated with some hums.

Next: UT Saturday 0130v on Area 51 via WBCQ 5110v-CUSB.

Thomas Völkner confirms the new HLR airing: ``Hello Glenn, Although it is not yet finalized, Hamburger Lokalradio's schedule on 7265 kHz via Göhren is taking shape. Over the next weekends, the station will be on the air Saturdays between 0500 and 1100 UT. As part of the line-up, the latest "World of Radio" is always aired at 0630; "New Letters on the Air" is at 0600. As always, reception reports are welcomed to further evaluate the SW propagation on this frequency. E-mail address: redaktion @ Best regards, Thomas``

On WRMI 9955: Saturday 0800, 1500, 1730, Sunday 0800, 1530, 1730, Monday 0500, 1130.

On WTWW 5755: UT Sunday 0400

On SiriusXM channel 120: Saturday & Sunday 1730, Sunday 0830 UT.

Full schedule including many more webcasts:

** U S A. 7506.4, July 20 at 0127, WRNO modulation sounds OK at the moment with gospel huxter, but at 0317 the music is quite distorted (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7555, July 20 at 0511, WEWN R. Católica Mundial is back on tonight with usual midnight lunacy, unlike last night (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 13570, July 20 at 1158, WINB is already on, somehuxter citing Galatians, cut off at 1159 for dead air, and WINB canned ID from the United States of Americuh, cut back on now with Brother Scare himself. Supposedly signs on weekdays at 1200, so really how much earlier now? Online program schedule still shows *8 AM with TOM, and now redated July 15 instead of July 22 last time we looked (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 550, July 20 at 1133 UT, tune-in to water trick magic ad (turn a bottle upside down and it doesn`t spill!), Los Angeles 21 address (with a hard-G), same super-hokey announcer resumes narrating Chandu (sp?) The Magician, set in India. 1145 announces there will be a time change for the show Thursday February 3, to the evenings, 8 pm PST, 9 pm MST, ID as the Mutual-Don Lee Broadcasting System. It`s really an ep of `When Radio Was` outroed as from January 27, 1949, to be continued next week. This is no doubt our local KFRM Salina KS, a departure from its farmy format (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1680, July 20 at 1151 UT, ad for a bankruptcy lawyer in West Monroe, then ``the all-new NewsRadio 1680 AM``, rejoin national show `America`s Morning News` about the Aurora theatre massacre --- first I had heard about it. Faded at 1158, but amazingly fade back in for ID at 1159, ``KRJO, Monroe-West Monroe, Monroe`s Information Station`` from Louisiana. So no more Old School music format any more (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ZIMBABWE [non]. 9870, July 20 at 0453, fair signal in African language, presumed V. of the People in Shona or Ndebele, as scheduled from the 50 kW MADAGASCAR transmitter at 04-05, 265 degrees. Some noise on the hi side may have been jamming (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)