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Glenn Hauser logs September 16-17, 2013

** AUSTRALIA. 6150 & 9580, Tuesday Sept 17 at 1240, R. Australia `Future Tense` interviewing Prof. Ed Finn of Arizona SU, about Project Hieroglyph and the Center for Science and Imagination --- promoting positive science-fixional ideas to prompt research and development, e.g. how high can a building go, 20 km?

1246 next topic about the difficulty of mapping the Internet, but someone is trying to do it. I had previously heard part of this on the Friday 1230 prepeat. Transcripts and audio:

Project Hieroglyph
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Sunday 15 September 2013 11:30AM

``Translating thoughts into binary
Image: Project Hieroglyph is trying to get science fiction writers to break their addiction to the negative. (Tim Teebken, Getty Images)

A lot of the sci-fi of the last century focussed on fear and dystopia. It can be fun, it can make for good film and literature, but does it really help society if so many of our visions of the future are unrelentingly bleak?

Ed Finn is involved in an initiative called Project Hieroglyph, trying to get science fiction writers to break their addiction to the negative.``

Internet Mapping
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Sunday 15 September 2013 11:40AM

``Internet mapping underground grids
Image: Prof Mathew Roughan is part of an effort to map the web and to identify its points of vulnerability. (Jorg Greuel, Getty Images)

The internet is vast. It's one of the biggest systems that human beings have ever built - if not the biggest. But because it's so complex, it's difficult to know how it all fits together.

That limits our ability to harness its full potential, according to Matthew Roughan from the University of Adelaide. Prof Roughan is part of an effort to map the web and to identify its points of vulnerability.`` (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** AUSTRALIA [and non]. 12080, Sept 17 at 1354, continuous tone at G# = 415 Hz, fair-good signal with slow fades, continues past 1400, but then: 1401:15 level decreases, then increases; just before 1402, pitch steps down to open carrier, 1402.5, up and down pitches; 1404.5 starts playing ``Waltzing Matilda`` on synthesizer, but modulation cuts off and on at 1404.5, back to OC, and still so at 1421 tune-out.

Meanwhile, usual good signal from RA on 12065 was very poor but detectable by // 9580, and RA maybe on 12085 JBA. Looks like the 12080 signal has been put on the 12065 antenna toward the Pacific, but what is all this about? Presumed Shepparton, but Brandon has also used 12080, and could even be an external relay test (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BOLIVIA. 4717-, Sept 17 at 0053, no signal again from Yura, tho several other 60m S Americans are making it with carriers and some audio, such as 4815 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CAMBODIA [and non]. 13845, Sept 17 at 1230, open carrier with SAH overrides WWCR with R. Free Asia theme and sign-on in English, introducing ``K-mai``; via SRI LANKA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHAD [and non]. 6165-, Sept 17 at 0055, hilife music, fair signal but as usual undermodulated from RNT, before RHC is on, this time with open carrier already at 0100, now making LAH previously reported as 41 Hz and French detectable underneath; Cuba modulation in English underway by 0105, also // 6000 which wasn`t on as soon as 6165 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake [non] CNR1 jamming Sept 17 before 1400: degraded propagation audiblizes only:
13830, fair at 1353 with flutter, none in the 12s
15115, good at 1351 with usual CCI; 15195 & 15265 very poor
15540 & 15570, JBA at 1351; none in the 16s, 17s

** CUBA. 6270, Sept 17 at 0106, very poor signal in Spanish, no doubt RHC leapfrog of 6060 over English on 6165 another 105 kHz higher.

6060, Sept 17 at 0513, now this RHC transmitter is malfunxioning with big buzz obliterating English (?) program modulation, which is OK on 5040, 6000, 6165, and undermodulated on 6125 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also CHAD

** GUAM. 5765-USB, can`t hear AFN today Sept 17 around 1230, but maybe bad propagation; AFN HQ replied again that as of Sept 16 it was up and running correctly, when I did hear it, but not before then (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDIA. 11985, Sept 17 at 0055, poor signal with flutter, echoey talk, presumably proper language Sinhala from AIR (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IRAN [and non]. 9550, Sept 17 at 0058, Spanish poor with CCI, echo: IRIB at 0030-0330, 500 kW, 259 degrees via Kamalabad; while the CCI is probably CRI Chinese, 191 degrees from Kunming (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 880, Sept 17 at 1158 UT, ``Grupo Fórmula`` promo, slow SAH with KRVN. Ergo it`s XEV in Chihauhua city, 5/0.25 kW; by 1200 losing out to a cappella hymn, probably KLRG Arkansas (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. UNIDENTIFIED, 920, Sept 17 at 1201 UT, instrumental NA, nonetheless multi-verse, and losing out to QRM before any ID. Which XEs are in the UT-6 zone, likely 6 am time to be antheming? One of these two per Cantú:
920 XEQD Romance + FM 95.7 Chihuahua, Chih. 1,000 250
920 XECQ La Nueva Ranchera + FM 104.1 Culiacán, Sin. 5,000 500

** MEXICO. 1410, Sept 17 at 1217 UT, Spanish ad in pesos, SAH of about 5.5 Hz with probably Wichita, loops WSW/ENE; ad for Universidad del Pacífico Norte with phone number, two or three gobierno del estado PSAs, mentioning Sinaloa, ``información al momento`` by calling phonumber. Then lists several AM and FM stations including 1270, 102.7, 94.3, 101.3, 93.3, 1410, including Mazatlán, Los Mochis, on ``cadena en vivo``, so doubtless it`s the only 1410 Sinaloan, Cantú:
1410 XECF La Mexicana + 93.3 FM Los Mochis, Sin. 10,000 500

** PERU. 5980, Sept 17 at 0051, R. Chaski carrier detectable vs hash from 5990 Cuba and other noise; after 0100 some modulation is audible. Carrier cutoff at 0104:22.5* which is 5 seconds later than yesterday. Maybe really closer to 5.25, the long-term average I previously computed (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9265, Sept 17 at 0057, ``Old Rugged Cross`` on keyboard, as WINB is back on original frequency after excursion (test?) to 9345, 24 hours earlier, why? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 670, Sept 17 at 0503 UT, ``Hog Call Radio`` is dominating WSCR (and Cuba) with SAH, i.e. KHGZ, Glenwood AR, once again cheating 5 kW daytimer at night. But not heard just before 1200 when it should have been there around sunrise (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. On another expedition to squirrel-haven, about 10 miles north of Enid, Sept 16 at 2224 UT I tune around FM instead of usual AM, where the storm noise from around OKC is pretty bad, and find something making it on 96.7. The extra dekamile from adjacent 96.9 KQOB makes the difference.

It`s a Bott Network gospel-huxter shilling several products for the religiously naïve, but breaks for ``weather for south-central Kansas``. Uplooked later in the WTFDA FM database, it`s
K244DW 96.7 ARKANSAS CITY KS 0.25 0.25 80.3 0.0 37.0432 96.5613 BOTT RADIO NETWORK RELIGION

We still have to go to FCC FM Query to find out which station it translates: KCVW (FM) which is 94.3 in Kingman KS, somewhat west of Wichita and totally blocked inside Enid by my nearby LPFM gospel-huxter, KLGB. So 96.7 is a 250-watt translator, not that far away right across the KS border and somewhat eastward, but too much ACI to make it all the way to Enid. Travelling 10 miles north of Enid also makes a perceptible difference in some OK/KS co-channel situations, such as 90.1 KCSC-FM vs Radio Kansas, and 99.7 Mustang vs Wichita (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. TP carrier search Sept 17 at 1150 UT: JBAs on 774, 972; after finding 120, 105, 90 and 60m quite unproductive with only JBAs there. 774 and 972 were also the only two neighbor Richard Allen was hearing today over a longer timespan (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1190, Sept 17 at 1207 UT, Spanish with language lesson by YL about words: colateral; ``protagónico`` does not exist despite related words protagonista, etc. 1208 on to Mexican news about tormentas tropicales hitting both coasts with clips of various officials; 40,000 turistas affected in Acapulco; 1215 losing out to CCI. Certainly sounds like a Mexican, but some US stations do too; loops close to E/W indicating one of these unlikely XEs in Cantú:
1190 XEMBC Canal 1190 AM Mexicali, B.C. 250 100
1190 XEPZ Radio Norteña Cd. Juárez, Chih. 5,000 100

Another possibility is the one US SS station westward:
1190 KNUV Tolleson AZ, Grupo Fórmula, La Radio Excelente, 5000/250 U4 per last year`s NRC AM Log. Strangely, own website
does not show any programming between 7 pm and 7 am (0200-1400 UT) as if it were a strict daytimer (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1600 UT Sept 17