lunedì 16 settembre 2013

Glenn Hauser logs September 15-16, 2013

** BANGLADESH. 15505, tune-in at 1359 Sept 16 to find no signal from BB, but it cuts on very late at *1359.5, barely time for one play of IS, 1400.1 announcement having skipped the useless off-timesignal (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHAD. 6165-, Sept 16 at 0057, undermodulated music, as presumed previously IDed RNT still running all-night, about to be blocked by RHC, but it often does not comes on until considerably past 0100. Stepping 5 kHz on the DX-398 with BFO, can tell Chad is slightly on the low side compared to other nearby signals (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake [non], CNR1 jamming Sept 16 after 1330:
14700, fair at 1333; none in the 12s, 13s
14800, poor at 1333
15115, good at 1334 with usual CCI
15265, good at 1333 with het; none in the 16s, 17s, 18s

** CUBA [and non]. 17720, Sunday Sept 15 at 2048, RHC Arabic again on scheduled frequency (presumably started with French at 1930), mutually splashing with 17715 REE SPAIN q.v. which extends past 1900 on weekends. An incredible case of frequency mis-management on the almost vacant 16m band, the two biggest signals only 5 kHz apart. Back on Thursday Sept 12, RHC was on 17730 instead, apparently mistake, but it`s on weekends when it ought to be further from Spain.

5980, Sept 16 at 0056, noise from the DentroCuban Jamming Command is QRMing PERU, q.v.

9580, Sept 16 at 0100, no signal from CRI English relay, but who needs it with better modulation via ALBANIA on 9570? 9580 is on by 0106 recheck.

6000, Sept 16 at 0513, RHC English is missing again while Arnie is on the other frequencies (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EGYPT. 9965, Sept 16 at 0058:35, as I tune across R. Cairo, there`s a timesignal almost a sesquiminute early! Along with humwhine, distorted Arabic on an always strong carrier (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUAM. 5765-USB, Sept 16 at 1134, AFN is back! After missing a couple of weeks, very poor signal barely above noise level, but can make out broadcast-intoned talk, and the RTTY is gone, adding credence to my assumption that it was coming out of the same transmitter, by mistake? AFN remains JBA at 1152, 1220 rechex (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** JAPAN [non]. 15130, Sept 15 at 2045, Japanese talk with music bits, poor-fair signal. Strangely had not noticed this before, per HFCC: NHK, 1900-2100, 500 kW, 152 degrees from Issoudun, FRANCE. BTW, note how Issoudun is spelt: I keep seeing various variations (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA SOUTH. 15575, Sept 16 at 1333, JBA carrier from KBS World Radio`s so-called English to North America. This is now the rule rather than the exception, as the summer-season is over, and will no doubt continue so until April or so if KBS adamantly stix to this band as they did all last winter (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 900, Sept 16 at 1142 UT, two M are chatting and laughing, good dominant signal, XEW? Switch to reporter about crimes/accidents in the Estado de México, and an item about buses. This is Independence Day, so likely to be programming disruptions, more stations relaying output from the DF than usual, as heard on several other frequencies from other sources. Here, promo for ``Siempre en 88.9``, 1146 adstring.

Of the six 900s in Cantú, five have other FM frequencies, no 88.9s, and one without. But in the FM list, that slogan chex out as:
88.9 XHM Siempre 88.9 México, DF 90,000
which I got on FM DX years ago when it had some other identity.

So which station on 900 would be mentioning it more than once? The DF lineup shows XHM is in the Grupo Acir, so the 900 would unlikely be XEW. Which 900s are in Grupo Acir? 2012 IRCA Log shows the only one is XEOK Monterrey, 10/0.25 kW, which is certainly likely now on day power (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO [and non]. UNIDENTIFIED: 1520, Sept 16 at 1158 UT, KOKC OKC has heavy QRM making a fast SAH in Spanish, talking about el Dia de la Independencia, 1159 YL wrapping up her show. Too much KOKC QRM to catch any ID as KOKC goes from WSJ to CBS World News Roundup at 1200.

Can`t null out one or the other, but by proximity likely one of these in Cantú:
1520 XEVUC La Norteñita Allende, Coah. 1,000 D
1520 XEYP Imagen + FM 93.9 Cd. Mante, Tamps. 1,000 500
Not the first time I have had such an unID; unlikely to be a US station as none in the area, nor listed as SS even in TX (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1120, Sept 16 at 1203 UT, praise/gospel rock with heavy beat, soon Spanish ID as Radio Victoria, dominant over KMOX or anything else; so KEOR Catoosa is on by sunrise today (if not earlier), officially 1200 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OMAN [and non]. 9760, Sept 16 at 0059, no signal from R. Oman, which has been on here at 00-02, but they often failed to change frequencies: nothing audible on 15140 or 15355 either, but those not likely to propagate any more if on this late. Voz de Turquía is well audible with IS on 9770 about to open Spanish (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU [and non]. 5980, Sept 16 at 0056, JBA carrier from R. Chaski, now bothered not only by band noise and splash from Cuba 5990, but also pulse jamming on 5980 itself, a frequency not in use by R. Martí except at 07-10 (Mondays 09-10). Barely enough signal to time cutoff at 0104:17.5*, which is 5 seconds later than yesterday`s jagged closure. Meanwhile, altho it`s almost dark, my neighbor has started up his noisy riding lawnmower for additional soniQRM, but I`m always wearing cover-the-ear headphones when DXing from the porch for just such contingencies and better readability overall (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN [and non]. 17715, Sunday Sept 15 at 1912, REE direct has been extended beyond weekday sign-off of 1900, available on weekends until 2200. Because of silly ballgames, as being covered now with good signal, in fact the SSOB, much stronger than 17795 BBCWS English, and the only other signal is 17530 strong open carrier from VOA Greenville prior to French at 1930-2030 (and which must be totally covering São Tomé already with VOA French at 1830-1930). REE still on at 2048 check, with ballgame, now mutually splashing 17720 CUBA, q.v. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9345, UT Monday Sept 16 at 0102, hymn, sounds like Martha Garvin; what`s this? WINB on new frequency! Missing from 9265. Is this on their website ? Of course not: still shows 9265, but confirms `Musical Memories` on the schedule during this semihour. What`s going on? Hardly necessary any more to be so far out of band as 9265. WMLK might want it if they ever come back, continuing to be coördinated on 9265 at times not conflicting with WINB (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. TP carrier search Sept 16 at 1149: JBAs on 738, 747, 774, 972, 1053, i.e. likely respectively: Tahiti, Japan, Japan, Korea South, Korea South (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)