venerdì 17 maggio 2013

Glenn Hauser logs May 16-17, 2013

** CHINA [and non]. 11640, May 17 at 1202, CNR1 jamming // 11605 against RFA Tibetan, but on 11640 it`s vs R. Taiwan International.

Other CNR1 jamming instead of Firedrake, before 1400:
13970, fair at 1356; none in the 12s
14700, fair at 1356
14750, poor-fair at 1356
16100, poor at 1359
16360, fair at 1359
I did not get above 17000 before 1400, but hardly anything propagating on 16m (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 17730, May 17 at precisely 1402, RHC timecheck for ``en todo el territorio nacional, exactamente las diez, un minuto``. More lies from the Commies. I had hoped to hear lies in the form of claiming frequencies which aren`t really on the air, like 17580 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 660, May 17 at 0506 UT, really big hum atop the channel, much more than 24 hours earlier, presumed fault of XEFZ Monterrey NL (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 710, May 17 at 1115 UT, a few words of Low German, dead air, and canned sung ID for ``XEDP, la Ranchera de Cuauhtémoc``, Chihuahua, and more music. Fridays are a regular day for this minority preacher, but he stopped rather abruptly, maybe unintentionally, cuing a silence-sensor. Not sure what other days he may be on during this semihour.

I have to get up this early now for any sunrise skip DX from NW Mexico as our Enid sunrise is now 1123 UT, to reach its earliest in less than a month circa 1113.

Just before this on 710, I was still getting a good signal with ID on 650 from the very reliable Radio 65 in Los Mochis, Sinaloa, XETNT (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1120, May 17 at 1120 UT (how appropriate), praise music in Spanish seemingly from Ca-Tulsa direxion, i.e. KEOR, and no KMOX; then that fades back in with the usual few-Hz SAH, and shortly the PMS is no longer heard, so KEOR at less than 200 km may also have been via sky- rather than ground-wave; unless it was really something else, as IDs are scarce. Lately KEOR has mostly been active in full daytime. Official FCC span for this daytimer in May is 1115-0130 UT; June, 1100-0145 (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, May 17 at 0055, R. Chaski carrier, 0058 with lite music instead of preaching, cut off at 0100:07* which is 5 seconds later than last nite (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 9980, Thursday May 16 at 1409, no signal from Brother Scare via WWCR-4; on weekdays supposed to start at 1200, weekends 1400 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TIBET [non]. 11605, May 17 at 1200, theme and Radio Free Asia ID in English, introducing Tibetan; generally atop CNR1 jamming. 12-14 RFA is via TINIAN (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TUNISIA. 7275, May 17 at 0519, IWT still active in undermodulated Arabic (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1669 monitoring: confirmed on WTWW-1 9479, Thursday May 16 after 2100 (before 2100 same edition was also playing on WTWW-2 9930).

UT Friday May 17 at 0330 on WWRB: via webcast, Dave apologized for no WOR until next week, as station had been hit by lightning, knocking out computer so WOR could not be obtained, and continued with fill music. SW unchecked, but presumably still on 3195 only, as earlier in evening, no 5050 was on.

Next: UT Saturday 0130v on Area 51 via WBCQ 5110v-CUSB; Saturday 0630 & 1430 on Hamburger Lokalradio 7265-CUSB (Europeans please confirm); Saturday 1500 & Tuesday 1100 on WRMI 9955; Saturday & Sunday 2329v on WTWW-2 9930; UT Sunday 0400 on WTWW-1 5830 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)