mercoledì 30 luglio 2014

Glenn Hauser logs July 29-30, 2014

** BRAZIL. 11750 & 11810, July 29 at 0557, distorted spurs from 11780 RNA; JBA ones on 11840 and 11720, the latter obscured by New Zealand 11725. Huelbe Garcia has told EBC about this problem based on my reports, so we`ll see if they do anything about it this time.

No, July 30 at 0158 check, 11750 & 11810 are still audible, worse when music is playing on 11780 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6000, July 29 at 0601, RHC English is dead air, while the other members of The Cuban Five are OK: 5040, 6060, 6100, 6165.

15340, July 29 at 1415 and later, this major morning frequency from RHC is still AWOL, as it has been since at least July 26; last logged on July 22; while 15370 remains.

11760, July 29 at 1833, surprised to find this frequency on the air before the scheduled 1900 English broadcast from RHC --- only fair signal and it`s in Kriyol/Creole. Later, via Wolfgang Büschel, Arnie`s mit-week script claims that 11760 has been expanded to stay on air 15-19 UT with Spanish 15-18, Arabic & Portuguese at 18-19. Not. Also says 15340 has been dropped at 13-15 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 6m Es map shows lots of activity up past 100 MHz over eastern half of NAm, centered over Jackson TN, barely reaching the Tex-Mex border, but UT July 30 at 0023 some channel 2 fades in, no audio, but I can make out CONSULTA ESPIRITUAL, and a number of different cities (with phones?) scrolling across the bottom, including Xalapa, Córdoba, and Piedras Negras. Xalapa and Córdoba would have led me to believe it`s XHFM in Veracruz, but must be wider-spread network program if also reaching Coahuila.

0031 on 2, another fade-in, maybe same station but without the captions, studio talk show with some Spanish audio. Tentatively Gala TV swirl bug in upper right (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15770, Tuesday July 29 at 2100, `AWR Wavescan` starts right on time via WRMI, unlike World of Radio on Mondays (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9930, July 29 at 1419, WTWW-2 has crashed again, not on 5085 either; BS not on 12105 either; only WTWW-1, 9475 is on the air.

12105, Jul 29 at 1832, SFAW in English, the bonus hour not // 9475, while 9930 is off again. Why isn`t Brother Scare back on 12105 instead as they have been doing? Maybe not reset yet. At 2034, 9930 is still off, 12105 is in Brazuguese, and 9475 is SFAW (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1680, July 29 at 0603 UT, very weak signal from WNW/ESE with SRN news, fast SAH with another weakie from another angle; 0605 UT ID sounds like KGEZ, hymn? and into talk show. Must be KGED Fresno CA. Since the demise of KRJO Monroe LA, have been seeking DX on this frequency more or less open here. NRC AM Log shows only KGED is with SRN, conservative talk format, 10/1 kW ND (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 15120, July 30 at 0203, fair signal with open carrier. First thought maybe the Cubans neglected to turn off at 0100 after CRI relay, but more likely it`s AIR, Bengaluru, warming up for the 0215-0300 Kannada broadcast, 500 kW, 300 degrees. That aims across North Africa; it would need to be greater than 330 degrees to hit Canada where there are surely some Kannada speakers; but of course, North America is off map as far as AIR is concerned (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0413 UT July 30