giovedì 19 febbraio 2015

Glenn Hauser logs February 18-19, 2015

** AUSTRIA. 11880, Feb 19 at 0634, choral music, poor-fair, roughly equal to 11870 WEWN, but have not noticed this before. 0641 Arabic talk but weakening. HFCC shows it`s AWR via Moosbrunn at 0600-0700, 300 kW at 190 degrees (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 11747 & 11813, Feb 19 at 0635, very poor but detectable crackling spurs from 11780.1v, RNB/RNA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA [and non]. 9495, Feb 19 at 1504, very heavy CCCCCCI from more than one CNR1 jammer an echo apart, along with target RFA Chinese via SAIPAN during this hour only, and just the same situation on 9440. CNR1 jammer has less QRM on 9680 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15230 & 9820, Feb 19 at 1527 are the only two RHC frequencies heard, absent from 17730, 15370, 11760 which are all supposed to be on until 1600. Altho I forgot to check 9640. 15700 CRI relay is not missing (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** FRANCE. 7390, Feb 19 at 0639, RFI French under stronger carrier causing fast SAH; recheck 0656, RFI still on but the other carrier is already off (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KURDISTAN [non]. 9400, Feb 19 at 1440, Denge Kurdistane has regained a fair enough signal to enable enjoyment of the Kurdish music concert; 1455 adding a recitation. I`m listening carefully at 1500 for a site switch as Ivo Ivanov has reported, and yes, about 1500:10 the signal drops dramatically, otherwise no break in the music. That`s when the `Secretbrod` site in BULGARIA now takes over from PRIDNESTROVYE. Perhaps in the Turkish target area the change is even less noticeable. At local range, he also hears it on 18800 = 2 x 9400 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 700, Feb 19 at 1259, big hum looping NE/SW on open carrier, 1300 Spanish news starts without any ID. Possibly two different stations, but I doubt it: hummer would be XEGD, La Poderosa, Hidalgo del Parral, Chihuahua, 5/1 kW per IRCA & Cantú, 5/0.25 kW per WRTH (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** MEXICO. 740-, Feb 19 at 1245 UT, horrible low audible het to KRMG Tulsa as often the case on the low side, also in the evenings, but this time with SSB tuning to help, and nulling KRMG as much as possible (not a lot), I manage to copy some of the Spanish, mentioning ``noticias Torreón``, and later Coahuila, so that`s it: XEQN, R. Fórmula, 10/1 kW per IRCA, Cantú and WRTH (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 900, Feb 19 at 1302, Chihuahua anthem concludes, full ID by XEDT 910 and XHDT 98.3 with 25 kW [but 5/1.5 or 1 kW on 900!], street address in Colonia Centro, Ciudad Chuauhtémoc, ``una estación de Cadena Hits`` and into ``el programa número uno de Chihuahua``, con música country en inglés. Earlier around 1230 I was hearing Spanish newscast on 900, probably XEOK Monterrey. Forget about XEW and its ``250`` kW  (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1000, Feb 19 at 1323 UT as I am tuning across KTOK OKC, quick carrier break, presumably late switch from night to day facility, as official FCC sunrise in Feb is 1315 UT (March: 1245 UT) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SUDAN [and non]. 15550, Feb 19 at 1537, Sudanese tone jammer is JBA here under R. Dabanga via VATICAN and WJHR USB FL. So jammer no longer way off on 15560 or previous 15555. Time for SMG to jump its frequency again (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1760 monitoring: confirmed on webcasts of: WBCQ 7490v, Wed Feb 18 at 2200; Global 24 via WRMI 9395, Wed Feb 18 at 2201.

WORLD OF RADIO 1761 monitoring: first airing confirmed on webcast of WRMI 9955, Thu Feb 19 at 0430; also on 9955 itself, Thu Feb 19 at 1330, good atop lite pulse jamming; tnx a lot, Arnie! 

BTW, not a problem but an oddity: almost always before WOR starts on WRMI, following the gh/WRMI ID there is a brief snatch of extraneous fill music, as the ID runs a few seconds less than :30.

Fri 0001 on Global 24 via WRMI 9395
Fri 2130 on WRMI 7570 & 15770
Sat 0730 & 1530 on Hamburger Lokalradio 7265-CUSB
Sat 1000 on WRMI 5850
Sun 0231 on KVOH 9975
Sun 2300 on WRMI 11580
Mon 0400v on Area 51 via WBCQ 5110v
Mon 2201 on Global 24 via WRMI 9395
Tue 1200 on WRMI 9955
Wed 0401 on Global 24 via WRMI 9395
Wed 0730 & 1530 on Hamburger Lokalradio 7265-CUSB
Wed 1415 on WRMI 9955
Wed 2200 on WBCQ 7490v
Wed 2201 on Global 24 via WRMI 9395

** U S A. 9395, Feb 19 at 1229, Global 24 via WRMI playing fill music, 1812 Overture; next check 1331, still/again the same! During what should have been World Radio Network at 12, and `Democracy Now` at 13. `Upstate Radio Theater` has succeeded after 14, by 1431 check with Woodbury ad closing Bing Crosby Show of 9/18/34, then into `Sam Spade` of 11/28/48. That Bing date seems awfully familiar: Yes, the very same episode I logged last Nov 29 and Dec 4! Are they replaying the same Upstate Radio Theater over and over??

1501 as on Thursdays only, `Democracy Now` starts [again?] with headlines concerning Greece and whistleblowers. But at 1515 cut DN and back to Bach fill music, still so at 1536 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 11580, Feb 19 at 1232, WRMI is open carrier/dead air with hum, while Brother Scare is still modulating on 11825, 15770. At first I thought it was something else on 11825, ``Amazing Facts`` but that was just a clip and back to B.S. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 690, Feb 19 at 1313 UT, KGGF Coffeyville KS with news about OK and KS, as ``Radio Results Group News``, a mouthful but that`s the real name of its local group including 3 FM stations:
which says, ``On the air since 1928, KGGF is truly one of America`s heritage radio stations``. I don`t see a program schedule, but they are also one of few stations that still signs off when they don`t have to, at local midnight, with a rotating patriotic song, and always closing with Taps just after 0600 UT (soon 0500 UT with DST). KGGF used to leave the carrier on afterwards but I have not reconfirmed that lately. `Jim Bohannon` runs until midnite weekdays; occasionally stays on later, like for a west-coast extra-inning silly baseball game.

Back to the Feb 19 log: quick carrier break at 1314 UT, presumably switch from night to day facilities as official Feb sunrise is 1315 UT (March: bumps all the way up to 1230 UT): 10/5 kW U4, but no difference in groundwave signal here. Night pattern has four lobes, major one to the SW away from Montreal, and four deep nulls, while day pattern is tangent broadly almost circular more to the SSW.

RRG News continues at 1314 UT Feb 19 with `Profile America` for Friday Feb 13! Day in history from US Census Bureau, 1316 ``Color Weather Radar``, which has to be interpreted by the monochrome, audio-only announcer; shall we take his word for how colorful it is? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 840, Feb 19 at 0650 UT, with WHAS nulled from a SAH more like 8 Hz than last night`s 7, a Spanish call-in show again about El Salvador; 0655 UT break ID as ESPN Deportes; 0658 UT, USG PSAs, still Spanish, including highway safety and 0659 UT influenza, but fading down just in time to miss a ToH ID, but already know it`s KVJY Pharr TX.

The ESPN Deportes schedule via
shows weekdays at 1-2 am (presumably EST), a show merely called `FC`. On the ESPN Deportes program schedule via SiriusXM, which may not be the same, there is a 12-1 am ET show called F C | Central American Soccer. So that`s what I have been hearing. FC = fútbol centroamericano? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 880-CUSB, Feb 19 at 1305 UT, Christian song somewhat overmodulated/distorted and not much on the lower sideband, as always from KHAC Tse Bonito NM; 1307 UT rendition of `Star-Spangled Banner` in English to a different tune than usual! Wonder if they play that every morning. 1308 UT on to a hymn in Navajo. KHAC is always running day facility 10 kW ND, dominating rather than anything from KLRG AR, which should now be 50 kW ND (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1820 UT February 19