venerdì 21 giugno 2013

Glenn Hauser logs June 20-21, 2013

** CHINA. Firedrake, June 21:
13795, fair at 1233, then searching for CNR1 jammers find:
none in the 12s or 13s;
14800, poor at 1235; none in the 15s
16360, JBA at 1237, none in the 17s, and 16mb is dead, not even RHC

After 1330:
13970, poor at 1333 with hets, only OOB CNR1 jammer found

** MEXICO. 710-, June 21 at 0548 UT, some station is off frequency to the lo side, making a LAH, and the het loops NE/SW along with the dominant audio which I qualify as música romántica. Yet I still suspect it is XEDP, La Ranchera de Cuauhtémoc, Chihuahua, which is the usual dominant despite being listed by Cantú as the lowest-power of all XEs on 710, only 100 watts at night (7 kW day) but frequently heard elsewhen, it`s not off-frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 850, June 21 at 0544 UT, dominant signal is not KOA but Spanish from about 90 degrees away, Milenio Radio with newstalk, ID/promo as (I don`t find such a website or with variations; maybe just part of an e-mail address) and at 0545, ``XHHEM 103.7 y XEM 850, Milenio Radio, Chihuahua, Chihuahua``. As KOA is fading back in but still it`s the one to be heard in a null of XEM rather than vice-versa. Per Cantú, XEM is 500 watts night, 5 kW day, and confirms the FM 103.7 call – in this case with an original 3-letter AM call, a double-H gets inserted for the duplicator (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. Keeping an eye on channel A2 for sporadic E, but nothing noted since 1545 UT June 20, until:

0032 UT June 21, weak fade-in of algo, antenna south but too little to be certain it`s not Canada, and no audio

0038 on 2, another brief fade-in, background design looks Mexican. That`s it for today.

Yes, many of my Mexican TV DX logs are unidentified as to specific station source, but it makes more sense to me to keep these logs in one sequence by time, rather than trying to sort out what`s identified or not (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1120, June 20 at 1840 UT check, KEOR, R. Victoria, Catoosa/Sperry/Tulsa is back on with usual praise music and preaching in Spanish. Continues to be unpredictably on or off the air (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. RF 31 & 32, KXOK-LD Enid, as of 1445 UT June 21 is again broadcasting black and silence on 31.2 Mundo Fox and 31.3 Azteca, whose PSIP labels still appear, while own programming of Retro network remains unimpeded on 31.1 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, June 21 at 0057, R. Chaski music is making it vs squishy spur perhaps from 5990 CRI/Cuba, which is off by 0100. 0101:05 a muffled announcement from Chaski, cut off the air at 0103:11* which is 5.5 seconds later than yesterday (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1674 monitoring: confirmed Thursday June 20 at 2102 on WTWW-1 9479; previous edition had also been playing on WTWW-2 9930 until scheduled programming started at 2100.

WOR 1674 also confirmed on WWRB, starting early circa 0326 UT Friday June 21, webcast and 5050, with 3195 still off, presumably for the rest of the summer. Next: UT Saturday 0130v on Area 51 via WBCQ 5110v-CUSB; Sat 0630 & 1430 on HLR Germany 7265-CUSB; Sat 1500 & 1730 on WRMI 9955; Sat & Sun 2329v on WTWW-2 9930; UT Sun 0400.5 on WTWW-1 5830 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 12105, June 21 at 1337, WTWW-3 is in Russian; and at 1408 in Arabic, now closer to the original language schedule (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Bandscan at squirrel haven a few miles north of Enid in an RF-quiet location on caradio: of primary interest shortly after local mean noon, June 20 at 1843 UT is a mix of two weak stations on 850: organ music, obviously Catholic R. Guadalupe, KJON, Carrollton TX (hijacked from Anadarko OK to serve the insatiable RF thirst of The Metroplex), and --- Rush Limbaugh, obviously KOA Denver, as soon confirmed by EIB and `Newsradio 850, KOA`` ID.

KOA is one of far too many stations putting profits above patriotism by broadcasting this dangerous cretin, dedicated to destroying the US government and the public`s confidence in it.

Last time I was at exact same location at about the same daypart, I could not hear KOA, altho it is not unusual for it to reach this far by daytime groundwave, given optimum conditions. However, the KOA signal now is fading in and out regularly every few seconds --- not the same as an almost-but-not-quite-zero-beat SAH with KJON.

Theory: even tho it`s hi noon, almost the longest day of the year, some skywave from KOA is making it, and QRMing its own groundwave, by phase cancellation, which is a common problem in a self-interference ring normally much closer to a transmitter site. The skywave could be possiblized by sporadic E, a little-studied phenomenon as it affects MF, not only HF and VHF. Too bad KJON is in the way to obstruct such observations.

Nothing else unusual noted; I certainly checked for much further WGN 720 Chicago, which not long ago was also reaching this spot in the bright early afternoon (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)