martedì 15 luglio 2014

Glenn Hauser logs July 14-15, 2014

** BRAZIL. 6180, July 15 at 0132, RNA is missing from this frequency so XEPPM 6185 for once has no much stronger ACI. RNA still audible on 5990 and much stronger // 11780. The latter without spurs at this hour.

At 0545, however, 11780 is quite distorted and splattering out to 11765-11795, but no further spurs at 30 kHz intervals. At 0547, 6180 is still off and 5990 still on, poorly audible (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 9630, July 15 at 0129, extremely colloquial Brazuguese from a caller emitting monotonous Ave-Marias, in conversation with better-educated but no less pious studio YL. It`s the `Com a Mãe Aparecida` flagship show on R. Aparecida. Frequency probably slightly off but not measured; instead found to be // 11855v which has a lite LAH since it`s off too --- yet nothing else is listed on 11855 at this hour in HFCC, EiBi, Aoki (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. Altho it should have been obvious as a typo, in my July 11 report, not 5949.2+ but 5049.2+, not noticed until July 14 when I see it that way in the NASWA Flashsheet; would anyone already publishing it as 5949.2 please run this corrected version:

5049.2+, July 11 at 0524, R. Rebelde is still here way off-frequency instead of 5025. Next check at 1222 UT, still there with fair signal, altho no attempt to remeasure. Meanwhile, Wolfgang Büschel was using a remote receiver in Cocoa FL of N9JY and at 1240 July 11 did measure it on 5049.239 at S9+15. Don`t know if it had varied a bit, but within my margin of error on the keyboard, i.e. 761 Hz from 5050, between the notes at 740 and 784 Hz. Will be interesting to note whether the misoperators correct it by UT July 12 before WWRB reattempts to use 5050 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) [they did]

** CUBA. 11635, July 14 at 2123, 5-digit Spanish YL numbers is stuck on only two of them: 2s and 3s over and over and over, with no pauses as monitored past 2127 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. Continuing July 14 sporadic-E TV DX report, UT:

1845 on 2, SEP PSA [Secretaría de Educación Pública]

1847 on 2, Mexican western movie, B&W? No bugs; opening fading out

2244 on 2, fade-in & out somestation with clock bug in UR, as seen earlier; what`s it? Same station at 2249 full-screen ID as +v, and opening credits for another old Mexican movie. Therefore it`s XEWO-TV Guadalajara. Rather than temp to the right of the clock, IIRC, it`s a tiny +v logo [Más Vision], which is just about invisible, too far into the corners on both my overscanned monitors. So XEWO-TV applies to the earlier log at 1813 which had been suspected as XEFB-TV Monterrey (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. On July 14 I sent this to Peggy Mason, Advertising Manager of the TVOK Network:

``Peggy, I picked up your business card, probably at the TV-OK office open house/ribbon cutting some months ago in the Broadway Tower (now of course, shuttered).

In case you are still with TV-OK, I wonder if you are aware or could explain why for the PAST FOUR MONTHS at least, there has been NO SOUND on your broadcast on the air from Enid on channels 31 and 32????

Yes, there is sound on the cable version via Suddenlink.

Also, why did you ever start running Azteca and Mundo-Fox on the subchannels if you weren`t going to keep them going? I never saw any publicity or listings about them, only discovered by tuning.

The remaining programming leaves a bit to be desired, nothing but infomercials. The endless playbacks of a few episodes of Discover OK and Outdoor OK were quite better for months before that.

Thanks, Glenn Hauser, Enid``

No reply received by the next day, but no bounce either; and still no sound. If the sound does start up, maybe she got the message. Oops, it did bounce, into my spam folder (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. RF 33, KOCB ``34``, OKC, (a sibling station to ``Fox 25``, KOKH, RF 24), has finally added a subchannel after a long time with none (altho IIRC they did have one for a while after the DTV transition) --- now it`s GetTV as 34-2, which seems to have a fairly good selexion of old movies. Primetime theme UT July 15 was Africa (Glenn Hauser, Enid, July 14, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, July 15 at 0117-0117:08.5*, R. Chaski carrier, tuned in just in time to catch the precessed cutoff, which is 7 seconds later than yesterday, probably more like 6 due to margin of error (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 5050 // 3185, July 15 at 0149, WWRB is running BS on both transmitters; 9370 is already active at 1250 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1729 monitoring: the new airing on WRMI-9, 15770, scheduled for 2100 Mondays: July 14 at 2059:30 BS stops and BZ ID plays, but 2100 BS resumes past 2104 when there is a brief transmission break; finally at 2104:20, WOR 1729 is joined in progress, and ends at 2129, so the playback started on time at 2100 but somehow did not get on the air until over 4 minutes later. (Ivo Ivanov also monitored a delay of 2 or 3 minutes a week earlier). I`ve asked WRMI to look into correcting this; maybe something to do with the odd 2103 time shown on their graphic frequency schedule. Next:

Tuesday 1100 on 9955 (not checked, but slept)
Wednesday 0630 on HLR 7265-CUSB
Wednesday 1315 on WRMI 9955
Wednesday 1430 on HLR 7265-CUSB
Wednesday 2100 on WBCQ 7490v

** U S A. 5830, July 15 at 1245, WTWW-1 is missing, not on 9475 either; while 5085, WTWW-2 is on with BS (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7615-USB, July 15 at 0138, a Civil Air Patrol net is about to shut down; NCS seems to be Tri-Blade 33 [not at all sure of the `Blade` part; refers to a propeller design?], radio-check with weaker Grasslands 44. But before closing, `33 has a message to send slowly, fonetically, and repetitively:

``MSG #137, routine, 111405Z July 14
TO; All Comm Officers
Info: All regions DCS/COMM
Info #2: All planes[?] /DC/DOK
The 13 Aug Comm Managers meeting in Las Vegas [which one?] will be streamed via the web for those who cannot attend. Details will be announced soon.``

Closing at 0141, he starts to say ``Iowa CAP 4 ---`` then corrects himself to Tri-Blade[?] 33, out at 0142*. See my previous log of this in DXLD 14-17, April 22 from 0107; and before that in 14-13. Searching on the tactical callsigns gets nowhere in Google nor in the UDXF yg. FWIW, the Iowa Wing CAP website, but paramilitary secrecy probably hides anything specific about frequencies, net times and calls:

** U S A. 670, July 15 at 0553 UT, nulling WSCR I immediately hear ``hog call``, so KHGZ Glenwood AR, 5 kW daytimer is again on air in the nightmiddle; rather gets in the way of Cuba in same direxion (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 750, July 15 at 0557 UT, PSA in Spanish about kids, way over WSB from opposite direxion, so KAMA El Paso TX cheating again (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED [and non]. 11784v, July 15 at 1255, wavering het upon 11785, unusual. 11785 is VOA Chinese via Thailand, with of course CNR1 jamming. Wondered if it were Voice of Indonesia, trying to reactivate 11785, the long-gone frequency they still include in every announcement along with equally imaginary 15150; but there`s a carrier still on 9526. Maybe it`s just additional jamming. After 1300, however het is gone, while VOA continues via Philippines but now CNR1 jamming is totally dominant. Another possibility, R. Guaíba, Brasil, which has been inactive so long it`s not even in Aoki, yet in the WRTH 2014. With 250 kW from Brasília on 11780, 7.5 kW from Porto Alegre is hardly an option (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1613 UT July 15