martedì 24 luglio 2012

Glenn Hauser logs July 22-23, 2012

** COSTA RICA. 17850, July 22 at 1836 and still at 2203, REE relay with VG signal minus spurs all over the band as often the case last few days. I`m sure they`ll be back again before long (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EGYPT. More chex for R. Cairo`s English broadcasts on new frequencies, ex 6270s:

11890, July 22 at 2200, good strength but just-barely-modulated, a sure sign of R. Cairo as now scheduled at 2115-2245 to Europe.

9965, July 22 at 2321, YL pause in news for ID as North American service of R. Cairo; but quite distorted as usual on this frequency which is followed by Arabic after 0030.

Already confirmed the third English sesquihour from 0200 is still on 9315, not 9720 as in WRTH July update (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ETHIOPIA [and non]. 15165-15170-15175, Sunday July 22 at 1835, weak DRM jammer audible and also weaker AM carrier on 15170, no doubt as explained in previous report, Ethiopia vs Badr Broadcasting Network, which is Islamic evangelism, but how political is it? Enough to jam. Today it`s 5 kHz lower, so the Ethies have no problem in tracking it to whatever different frequencies on Fri-Sat-Sun. There was no DRM around at first check 1832, and no movement at 1845 halfway into the show, so this evasion is not effective. It might be if BBN, via TDP via Samara, RUSSIA, were prepared to jump around during each broadcast, altho that is also a good way to lose listeners even if the frequency is momentarily away from the DRjaM. Today this was quite weaker than Nigeria DRM on 15115-15125, unlike yesterday.

Wolfgang Büschel also found it centered on 15170 today: ``Tonight 'seen WHITE NOISE signal' from Gedja Ethiopia on 15163-15177 kHz wide range. S=9+10dB in central Europe.``

The TDP schedule at shows only 15165 for Badr Radio. Ironic that TDP, a big promoter of DRM, is victimized by it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KUWAIT. 15540, July 22 at 1833 check, fair signal with western pop music, no English news as normally appears at 1830-1835, or never on Sunday? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. A bit of sporadic E analog TV DX July 22, UT:

2035 on 4, Fórmula Uno racing coverage the dominant signal, also with CCI here and weaker stuff on 2, 3 and 5. Racing was wrapping up at 2100.

2046 on 4, Galavisión promos, not sure if same station as above, anyway both unIDed

2059 on 2, net 7 bug UR during movie or drama. XHTAU Tampico is always the prime suspect when southward

All faded by around 2110, and outside later saw the antenna was still pointed NNE toward Canada from yesterday`s DX, rather than SSW, oops. (The rotor control is out of sight and I have to be sure to feel which way the notch is pointing.) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Best photos of some of my DTV DX from MN, IA, NE and KS July 21, 2012 are now at
I have a LOT more in my collexion going back some 50 years, but when will I ever have time to process them? (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)