domenica 14 luglio 2013

Glenn Hauser logs July 13-14, 2013

** AUSTRALIA [and non]. 6150, July 14 at 1239, RHC is starting `Cuba Campesina` late as usual, underneath R. Australia`s `Sunday Night` discussion, now about the spiritual aspects of Paul Simon`s music. I like to listen to both these programs, so RA and RHC team up to put them on the same frequency at the same time! How convenient. When RA starts to play some Paul at 1246, RHC starts talking, as if coördinated.

(To the consternation of some of my friends, I often listen to two programs at once, especially if one is instru-musical and the other talkal: there just aren`t enough hours in a day to do otherwise. Yes, I realize that such multi-tasking doesn`t really do justice to either.)

Dan Sheedy reminds me of another frequency for RA`s doomed Chinese service, 12085 at 1300-1430; here July 14 at 1316 it`s only poor, but better than 9965 Palau. And Dan says, ``Also, for a little light relief, if you can wait around until 1427 +/-, you'll hear 12085 abruptly closing down & reappearing mid-chat on 11835, then ending the Chinese program with RA ID/website info at 1429, when RA English pops up, mid-sentence // 12065.``

Here`s the full RA Chinese SW schedule until about July 22, altho unfound on RA`s Chinese website:
1300-1430v 9475, 9965-Palau, 12085

As for Indonesian being terminated, Tony Ashar says, ``17800, R Australia, Palau, 0410, 14/7, Indonesian, special announcement on last broadcast 21/7 as per attached sound file.``

RA does not make it easy to find their SW frequencies in languages; linked from Indonesian page under Ways to Listen, we only get the English frequencies already and probably always!

Here`s the full RA Indonesian schedule in its final week, A-13 including updates, as best I can put it together:
2200-2300  9610 via UAE
2200-2330 11695
0000-0030 17750
0400-0500 17800 via Palau
0400-0530 17750 [sometimes audible here, poorly]

Note there are already no broadcasts in the local evenings. RA website does show a lot of FM relays around the archipelago. Is Indonesian language produxion totally ceasing, or will some still be heard there if not on SW??

It`s really incredible that RA under new ABC Sydney mis-management is blowing away languages of its two most important regional neighbors! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BOLIVIA. 6135-, UT Sunday July 14 at 0114, R. Santa Cruz is off, tho it had been on circa 0100, so again closing early on local Saturday nights (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 6080+, July 14 at 0106, lite music, poor signal slightly on hi side of frequency, compared to several other 49mb signals stepping 5 kHz with BFO on DX-398. 0108 announcement, cannot make out language; had not noticed this before in bandscans around 0100. Maybe Iran special for Ramadan? Brasil would be most likely but at 0116 unsounds Portuguese, then instrumental hymnic harmonies; 0121 now announcement is definitely in Brazuguese about a Bíblia. Two Brazilians are listed here, R. Daqui and R. Marumby. Having heard R. Daqui on 4915, and confirmed via their website, format is secular music, and we know Marumby is religious, so that must be it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake all-musical jamming, July 14:
13795, poor at 1232 with CCI

CNR1 jamming instead of Firedrake:
13530, very poor at 1233; no others found in the 12s, 14s
13530, poor at 1320, none in the 12s, 14s, 15s, 16s, 17s, with hardly any propagation above 14 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6165, July 14 at 0104, still 0115, RHC English missing, not on the air, but 6000 is, with lowered modulation. Next check at 0516, 6165 is now on, Arnie Coro with anti-American commentary, nothing to do with DXing as he seems to be serving more and more as a regular RHC announcer, altho sounds phoned-in from home. Modulation is somewhat suppressed with pumping and I wonder if a second transmitter with dead carrier is on same frequency? But then the // 6125, 6060 and 6010 all have the same defect, maybe propagational (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 1060, UT Sunday July 14 at 0529, Beethoven`s Ninth Symphony is playing, peaking NNE/SSW or so in QRM. Surely it`s XEEP, R. Educación, México DF, as no US/commercial station would be caught dead transmitting that; and so it is as in detailed advance schedule:
starting at 12:02 am local.

BTW, general program grid, and at the bottom separate grid for XEPPM 6185 covering 18-24 local time only [UT -5], are here:
Lots of interesting program titles; too bad it`s mostly unlistenable with undermodulation and/or heavy ACI from Brasil 6180 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. Some complain that this has been a very poor sporadic-E season, but I keep getting Mexico at least on lower TV channels. Another opening in progress when I turn on and tune in July 14:

1411 on 2, Azteca net-7

1411 on 3, algo audio in Spanish

1453 on 3, animation from Televisa net-5 bug in LR

1456 on 2, animation from Azteca net-7 bug in UR

1533 on 4, fade/in live axion, Televisa net-5 bug in LR

1542 on 4, now it`s animation, no bug seen

1600 onwards, mostly heavy CCI on 2

1614 on 4, fade-in to snow free, program promo for `últimos días`; audio says ``en el sur del estado de Sonora``, and does peak toward southwest. Presumably XHHSS, Hermosillo, which is with Azteca-13

1615 on 6, also video starts to show, CCI

1616 on 4, snow-free, Azteca-13 bug UR in feature about mountainboarding, then back to studio variety, program bug LL: ``Venga el Domingo``

1622 on 6, discussion with a priest-collared person, CCI

1625 on 2, heavy CCI, one is YL discussion with bug in UR showing 10:24 clock [=MDT], below CANAL, below 22(?) maybe temp.

1627 on 2, CCI from a blender infomercial in Spanish

1629 on 6, promo for Béisbol al Día at 21:30; CCI

1629 on 3, nothing here, but strong CCI on 2-4-5-6

1630 on 6, Telemax on full-screen, ``el canal de la familia`` audio, long list of program times; 1632 mentions Hermosillo, Sonora. Telemax is in fact XEWH-TV in Hermosillo, which I got some 50 years ago when it was low-powered

1634 on 5, studio discussion in Spanish, zero-CCI to my cable leak

1626 on 88.1, Radio Bilingúe fades in – WTFDA db shows that is KREE in Pirtleville AZ (none in CA), but apparently originates in Los Ángeles

More to come! but need to close today`s report for now (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA. 15120, July 14 at 0505, fair signal must be VON, but just barely modulated --- another SW broadcaster suffering from pervasive and prolonged incompetence (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, July 14 at 0055, R. Chaski in Spanish, splash from the 5990 music on CRI via Cuba; cut off at 0104:12*, 5 seconds later than yesterday (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SERBIA [non]. 9685, UT Sunday July 14 at 0102, IRS is not only on the air but in English, half an hour later than on Tue-Sat (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SUDAN [and non]. 15400, July 14 at 0506, 1 kHz continuous tone atop R. Dabanga ID, i.e. jamming from or on behalf of the Sudanese government (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7490, July 14 at 0053, Allan Weiner on WBCQ with his new Saturday evening 23-01 UT show, playing back old pirate tape, presumably ``KPRC`` from the early 1980s [not to be confused with the real AM & TV station in Houston TX], ``Don`t vote Republican – they`re Nazis``, apparently referring to David Duke running for governor of Louisiana. 0102 recheck, now the show about Radio Nord has started, detailed history of the Swedish pirate by someone involved in it.

From what he had said on AWWW, I thought Allan`s new Saturday night show would be at 23-01 UT, but apparently resumed at 0200 after one-hour VSI show, since at 0400 on 7490 I hear Allan still talking about all the old pirate tapes he has unearthed and plans to play, going back to the 1970s, even the 1960s; and all will be archived on the website to survive him. Maybe this is open-ended, but off by 0500. Still not shown on WBCQ online 7490 schedule, so don`t know exactly what its name is (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1677 monitoring: confirmed on WTWW-2, 9930, Saturday July 13 starting at 2329:40. NOT confirmed At 0400.5 UT Sunday July 14 on 5830, since WTWW-1 is off the air! No webstream funxioning either.

Not until 0514 do I find that daytime frequency 9479 is still on the air with SFAW, so WOR was presumably on there too at 0400. 9479 stayed on overnight, also at 1123 check. This means it hets 9480 stations, including something at 0514, presumably RFE/RL in Russian via Lampertheim at 04-07; and then the 1-kW German, R. Gloria, scheduled 08-11 Sundays only, both per Aoki. Tom Taylor showed MV Baltic Radio on 9480 last Sunday at 09-10, not sure about this week.

Next for WORLD OF RADIO 1677: Sunday 1830 on HLR 15785-CUSB test; Sunday 2330v on WTWW-2 9930; Tuesday 1100 on WRMI 9955; Wednesday 0630 & 1430 on HLR 7265-CUSB; maybe 1630 on 15785-CUSB.

WOR may also appear at any time, any day between 17 and 24 on 9930, 00 and 01 on 5085 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 4802-USB, July 14 at 0113, Navy MARS net headed by NNN0AJT who appropriately had the best signal by far, roll call of others barely audible, NNN0XHL and XHN; lite CODAR QRM. I ran across the same on April 14 as in DXLD 13-16, when trying to locate NNN0AJT was unproductive (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 5925-5950 approx., July 14 at 0056, noisy extremely distorted wideband signal most obvious on 5940, but heavily interfering with PMS on 5935 WWCR, sounds like same thing logged previously, but not here on nightly chex in between (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 11979, July 14 at 0509, intruder, the single-number CW sender is back, beating against weak AM signal from 11980 Turkey. This time the number is: three: ...-- instead of seven as when last heard at 0523 UT July 8; that was Monday, while this is Sunday. This time I project there are 30 repetitions per minute instead of 28. In routine bandscanning one uncovers stuff like this. I`ve looked for it just about every night in between, but unreheard until now. Any ideas? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)