domenica 19 maggio 2013

Glenn Hauser logs May 18-19, 2013

** CUBA. 6125, May 19 at 0519, RHC English is somewhat undermodulated and distorted; 6165 is somewhat undermodulated and not distorted. // 6060 mod is OK but weakest as usual aimed toward Europe; and 6010 is OK.

Sunday May 19 at 1401, RHC Spanish has lost modulation, only dead air on: 17580, 15340 vs HCJB, 11860, 11760. Nominal on 17730, 15230, 13780, 11750, 11690; trace of signal? on 9540. Things always go more haywire than usual on Sunday mornings, presumably because of long- defunct `Aló Presidente` relay from Venezuela, which required transmitter and feed shuffling to accommodate, from which RHC has yet to recover (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** JAPAN [non]. 11730, May 19 at 0529, surprised to hear NHK giving full English schedule, 0530 into `Sakura` theme and French as scheduled. The English was // 11970 just before it closed. TDF Issoudun applied off-topic modulation to 11730 a minute too early (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 2, May 19 at 1533 UT, sporadic-E signal fades in, Spanish. Jockeying rotor, seems slightly east of due south. A B&W documentary. Probably XHY-TV Mérida, Yucatán; yes, during ads at 1541 I make a match to webstream via with the usual delay. It`s only a weak opening so far, in and out, mostly out, and not above ch 2. Hope to have more in my next report.

Glad to be getting some real TV DX again, while analog still exist in parts of México. But I continue to pine for something further, extended single hop from Central America, double-hop from Central or South America, which DXers further east now have little trouble getting with no US stations in the way. But for me, Mexicans are still in the way.

At 1550 UT, the essential 50 MHz Es maps at
show lots of paths across eastern, southern and western USA, but no linx between Enid and Mérida.

BTW, I appreciate the tolerance in SW lists for my including VHF/UHF DX which may simply be ignored if not interested, but which I find hard to fathom (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NETHERLANDS [non]. 9925, May 19 at 0058 check, The Mighty KBC via Nauen, GERMANY, good signal but very heavy flutter in propagation disturbance. I wonder how that affected Kim`s Radiograms (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1120, Saturday May 18 at 1948 UT check on caradio at squirrel haven, KEOR Catoosa is gone again (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. Typo in yesterday`s URL about KIZS 101.5 Collinsville: of course should have read (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 48, May 19 after 0230 UT, with my new C-490 antenna in service, I am pleased to find that KOCY-LP is still NTSC from OKC, 18.1 kW with Estrella TV network. Under dead conditions I am lucky to see a frame bar, but with a little help from the troposphere, it visiblizes, hardly ever snow-free: the nearest if not only OK TV station that hasn`t gone DTV yet, which I will really miss as a signal-checker that antenna be funxional (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, May 19 at 0057, no signal at first, then a JBA carrier, but seems slightly on the lo side, unlike usual 5980.00 from R. Chaski, or is it some other carrier? No time to measure it, so I just listen for the cutoff, This one goes off about 0100:18*, 11 seconds later than last heard two evenings ago, so still correlates as the Urubamban (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5000, May 19 at 0518, WWV propbotess intones: SF 132, Ap 21, K 4 at 03; minor, G1, S1; next 24 hours forecast: G2, S1, R1. That explains why not much to report this time on SW: horrible conditions (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5050, UT Sun May 19 at 0101, WWRB is on again with hymn, since it`s Saturday night (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5085, UT Sun May 19 at 0057, WTWW-2 is on with music. Did anyone notice whether WOR 1669 appeared at 2329 Saturday on 9930? I was otherwise occupied, but earlier in the afternoon suspected they were live from the Dayton Hamvention, if not a previous QSO show.

WORLD OF RADIO 1669 monitoring: confirmed on WTWW-1, 5830, UT Sunday May 19 at 0400.6, very good reception. Next: Sunday 2329v on WTWW-2 9930 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)