martedì 11 febbraio 2014

Glenn Hauser logs February 10, 2014

** ASCENSION. 7325, Feb 10 at 0632, BBC Hausa has a humbuzz and unstable carrier (before 0630 it`s French via Woofferton here) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also SPAIN [and non]

** AUSTRALIA. 15340, Feb 10 at 1429, S Asian music and talk, no English ID circa 1430 but no doubt HCJB Reaching Beyond Kununurra, scheduled to switch from Urdu daily to Bengali Mondays only. Audible because RHC is missing again from this morning frequency.

BTW, there may be technical problems at HCJB-Au since they advise Rob Wagner, ARDXC that ``the creek is at high flood`` now in the peak heavy rainy season in far northern tropical Australia (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL [and non]. 9665v, Feb 10 at 0636 tune-in, audible despite het caused by its offfrequencyness, altho not pinpointed this time, jingle ID as ``a melhor estação, Rádio Voz Missionária``, then Brazilian version of ``Feste Burg`` hymn. Surely not the best station when it comes to frequency accuracy, presumably still on the low side.

BTW, HFCC B-13 shows *nothing* on 9665 between 05 and 09, tho anyone turning on a radio will hear this --- because Brasil, surely the major nation besides the US with private broadcasters all over the ISWBC bands from 6 to 11 MHz, refuses to protect them by registering in HFCC; and because, as per Aoki, the on-frequency hetter at this hour must have been another shunner of HFCC (or vice versa?), KCBS P`yongyang, which is on 9665 for 22 hours a day, 50 kW, non-direxional (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA [and non]. 17770, Monday Feb 10 at 1424, CNR1 with flutter and CCI; I can match it to part of the jamming an echo apart on 9825 et al. So what`s the target? HFCC shows nothing on 17770 between 10 and 15! But Aoki has the answer: VOA Tibetan at 14-15 Mondays only! 275 degrees from Tinang, PHILIPPINES. 275?? That`s not toward Tibet at all, but Rangoon, south India and Somalia; Lhasa is more like 305 degrees from there, 30 degrees off.

Anyhow, the ChiCom have found this Monday frequency, tsk2, so why bother to jump around which only makes it harder on would-be listeners? Searching Aoki finds the other ones for this hour only: Sun 17755, Tue 17790, Wed 17810, Thu 17830, Fri 17860, Sat 17880. BTW, as late as 1424, adjacent KVOH 17775 is nothing but a JBA carrier, not propagating yet (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15340, Feb 10 circa 1430, RHC is AWOL again, audiblizing HCJB AUSTRALIA, q.v. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** HUNGARY. 24971-USB, Feb 11 at 1505, HA0NAR is QRZ and briefly working numerous eastern USA stations; says he`s in eastern Hungary, name LACI, which per lookuup must be a nick for:
At this time 12m seemed to have more activity than 10 or 15

** MEXICO. 1140, Monday Feb 10 at 1350 UT, I am trying again to hear any Spanish from Kansas City. There is dominant Spanish here but considerable QRM, which could be from KC, but more likely from opposite XEMR, Monterrey NL, which is holding up later than usual today. It`s a monolog sermon about fe, which keeps running past 1400 UT until 1404 UT quick conclusion with jingle `Vida Santa` as name of program, or was it `Vida Sana`? Possibly a real ID followed at 1406, but fading into the jumble.

I hope there`s a program schedule at the XEMR website. Cantú linx merely to this:
which has recent posts, but can`t find a schedule or the name above. FB linx to its real website which does have a programación page but woefully incomplete, covering only certain blox, nothing shown before 10 am. Searching there on ``vida santa`` leads only to a couple mentions of that phrase last June and July, not a program, while ``vida sana`` leads to a triplet of just as unuseful hits.

BTW, the Cantú list
specifies transmitter town for numerous Monterrey stations if elsewhere, such as Apodaca NL for XEMR, and Guadalupe NL for several others (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN [and non]. 21630, Monday Feb 10 at 1410 check, BBC Hausa vs ASCENSION has CCI underneath from REE, which is *still* here, despite shift to 21640 on weekends only, when it also conflicted with WHRI later. And despite WRTH Update item claiming that the REE change from 21630 to 21640 for Central America is every day of the week, at 13-16 M-F, 13-17 Sat/Sun. HFCC shows both frequencies registered from Noblejas with exactly same parameters every day between 13 and 17. As soon as the shift to 21640 on weekends happened, I kept reporting that it had stayed on 21630 weekdays despite BBC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1707 monitoring: confirmed on Area 51 via WBCQ 5110-CUSB, UT Monday Feb 10 starting at 0403.5, after Jean Shepherd ran a bit over.

BTW, `Pirates Week` which used to air at 03-04 some weeks, has not shown up for a couple of months, so removed from the DX/SWL/Media programs schedule. However various pirate program produxions have been running after, and sometimes before, WOR. Altho Area 51 could resume a UT Saturday schedule since Brother Scare has departed 5110, here`s the latest lineup from ---

Area 51 schedule for February 8-9, 2014.
Saturday [UT Sunday Feb 9]
0000 Radio Timtron Worldwide (live);
0200 The Lumpy Gravy Radio Show (live);
0300 The Scream of the Butterfly;
0400 Radio Clandestine;
0500 off.

Sunday [UT Monday Feb 10]
0000 Church of the Subgenius Hour of Slack;
0100 Plastic Magic (live);
0300 The Jean Shepherd Show;
0400 Glenn Hauser's World of Radio 1707;
0430 Undercover Radio;
0500 off.

However, the reduced carrier on 5110- was still audible at 0538 and 0626 chex Feb 10, but no modulation.

Next WOR airings:
Tue 1200 & Wed 1400 on WRMI 9955
Wed 0730 & 1530 on HLR 7265-CUSB

This report dispatched at 1809 UT February 10