venerdì 19 luglio 2013

Glenn Hauser logs July 18-19, 2013

** AUSTRALIA. 9580 & 12065, July 19 at 1305, Roger Broadbent`s voice still introduces `Talking Point` tho I think he has ``retired`` from RA --- an excellent show, with first subject today Egypt, second subject at 1315, Myanmar. I hope it`s not being canceled, as no longer shown on a new program schedule effective July 22 with the merger of Asia and Pacific English programming, the dropping of any Chinese and Indonesian, and adding some TV soundtrack relays, including during this hour on weekdays (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake, July 19, before 1330:
13795, very poor at 1321

All the rest are CNR1 instead:
13530, good at 1321; none in the 12s
14700, poor at 1324
14750, fair at 1324
14980, fair at 1324
15115, good at 1323 with usual echo
15195, poor at 1325
15330, fair at 1326
15545, poor at 1326
15570, poor at 1326
15800, poor at 1327
16100, poor at 1328; none in the 17s

** CUBA. 6165, July 19 at 0539, spy digital noise is here instead of RHC English programming! Interrupted every so often by YL with one 5-digit group of Spanish numbers, such as ``63545``. Then I find it // 5855, which is the usual correct and only spy frequency at this hour; the other RHC English frequencies are normal, 5040, 6010, 6060, 6125. More evidence, tho none is needed, that RHC is an integral part of the DGI, Cuban spy agency, transmitter site(s) shared with feed input mixed up.

Surely it would be efficient for Cuba`s extensive jamming network also to share the RHC sites; 11845, July 19 at 1317, seemingly two different pulse jammers against nothing, a long-gone R. Martí frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. Sporadic-E, morning of July 18 got no further than this:
Channel 2 at 1655, first fade-in after 3 or so hours watching snow, YL interviewing béisbol player, judging from his uniform, poor signal, video but no audio; a large square bug in the LR I don`t recognize

Not rechecked until 2143 when I find an opening in progress with antenna aimed southwest:
2143 on 2, novela with Azteca 13 bug in UR
2145 on 2, now Azteca 7 bug in UR has overtaken
2146 on 2, now back to Azteca 13

UT July 19, a better opening late in the evening fades in, antenna SW:
0325 on 3, novela, Televisa 5 bug in LR
0325 on 2, CCI
0325 on 4, novela?, Azteca 13 in UR
0351 on 4, still/again Azteca 13
0352 on 5, algo with MILENIO ad grafic, CCI

0352 on 3, lucky to catch XEZ-TV quick ID in top black strip of letterboxing, slightly right of center --- that`s the net 5 in Zamorano, Querétaro, a regular here, tho seldom providing local ID

0356 on 4, news about Jalisco, Guadalajara, with anchor name on screen, Javier_Alatorre, so is it XHG? No, XHG is independent (or rather Televisa local, sibling to XEWO-2). Googling finds he runs `Hechos` at 2230-2300 local on Azteca 13. Which one? As usual, there are far too many, per four full-power, four medium-power, and two low-power around Mexico

0356 on 3, net-5 is back
0422 on 3, fútbol promo, novela, net-5 LR
0423 on 2, Gala swirl bug in LR briefly = Televisa net-9; fadeout

** OKLAHOMA. 97.5, July 18 at 1843-1900+ UT, open carrier fully quieted, thought at first I really had discovered something like a new station or the nearest 97.5, KPAK in Alva, had defaulted to dead air. I was monitoring on the caradio from a known `hot-spot` both for AM and FM reception, a mall parking lot at the intersexion of Cleveland & Garriott in Enid (and only a block from the defunct ``WECS`` part 15 on 97.7 from the Baptist kilochurch). But the signal fades out as soon as I drive away, uncovering presumed weak KPAK --- I drive back to where I was parked to make sure --- yes, it must be some other car`s RF feeder left on while it`s parked; should be called KPRK? (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, July 19 at 0100-0105:38.5*, R. Chaski carrier tracked until cutoff, five seconds later than yesterday (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SUDAN [and non]. 15400, July 19 at 0528, usual 1 kHz tone jammer tonite is atop R. Dabanga via MADAGASCAR, and the tone stops at 0528:46* while RD continues (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5050, July 19 at 0102, hum, then phone ringing (line sound rather than acoustic), then 0103 fast-busy signal, from WWRB. I`ve heard same several times before around this hour and begin to wonder whether it is part of standard intentional programming (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 12105, July 19 at 1323, no signal from WTWW-3 in Russian (WWCR 13845 is propagating, only fairly) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1678 monitoring: confirmed on WTWW-1 9479, Thursday July 18 at 2100.5, excellent signal. Also confirmed on WWRB webcast: UT Friday July 19 at 0327 jazzy ``Smoke Gets In Your Eyes`` music fill stops at 0329 for about a minute`s pause, 0330 WOR starts. Did not get around to checking 5050, presumably also on now. Next:

UT Saturday 0130v on Area 51 via WBCQ 5110v-CUSB (the expected new show at 01-02 which would have retimed WOR to 0200, was still not on the air July 19); Saturday 0630 & 1430 on HLR 7265-CUSB; Saturday 1500 & 1730 on WRMI 9955; Saturday 2328v on WTWW-2 9930; UT Sunday 0400.5 on WTWW-1 5830; Sunday 0730, 1030, 1430, 1830 on HLR 15785-CUSB tests; Sunday 2330v on WTWW-2 9930. WOR also could appear any day any time between 17 and 24 on 9930, 00 and 01 on 5830 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 98.3, July 18 at 1846 UT, ``Coyote Country 98.3 FM``; 1847 ``a mytownmedia station`` mentioned in steak ad; 1848 93rd annual Barber County Fair; 1849 ad for Aegis (?) Truck Wash about to open in Harper County KS; or was it Edith`s, probably a more likely name! 1850 finally back to C&W music. This is not DX, but a peripheral station audible just about any time, despite being one channel removed from local translator on 98.5, which this drop-in previously muscled off 98.3.

I continue to be impressed by the new WTFDA FM Database,
since searching on the Coyote slogan with nothing else entered but the frequency, it immediately popped up the correct station:

KQZQ 98.3 KIOWA KS 97.0 97.0 208.9 208.9 37.2409 98.3451 COYOTE COUNTRY 98.3 COUNTRY

The two duplicated figures are first, the kW ERP, horizontal and vertical, which are not always identical, and then the metric height above average terrain for H&V, which are almost always identical.

Kiowa is just over the border from OK, in Barber Country. Harper County is the next one east, circa Anthony KS. In this area, one must specify which Harper, since there is another one in the coverage area in OK, the one just east of the Panhandle, circa Buffalo.

BTW, did you know there is an Erie County in all: NY, OH and PA? Handy county list is at

What about My Town Media? See
for neat coverage map of all their overlapping stations and logos, HQ in Pittsburg (no h) KS. But also some in OK, MO, and AR. Leads to:

BTW2, whatever became of Dr Scott Becker? Used to be associate (and investor/bankroller?) of WBCQ, but I haven`t heard Allan Weiner mention him in ages. Becker allegedly resided at least a few years ago in of all places, Kiowa KS. He would also show up at SWL Winterfests, since when if not? (Glen Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 710, July 18 at 1856 UT on caradio with non-direxional antenna in Enid hotspot, I notice that KGNC Amarillo TX has the frequency to itself, hardly any sign of KCMO (originally WHB), Kansas City MO. Both are 10 kW in the daytime, but along with 5 kW KNUS Denver CO, I see in the 2005 NRC Pattern Book that all three protect each other. KC is slightly further than AMA from here. As would be expected, KGNC puts an even better signal into OKC at about the same 400 km distance (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 11979, July 19 at 0530, the CW intruder sending nothing but 7 over and over is back, beating against Turkey 11980, but it`s gone at 0535 recheck. Finding it missing previously I may have tuned in too early after 0500 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)