mercoledì 5 ottobre 2016

Glenn Hauser logs October 4-5, 2016

** ANGUILLA. 6075-6100, Oct 5 at 0548, Caribbean Beacon 6090 is splattering out to here, QRMing 6080 VOA English from Africa, but obscured on hi side by 6100 RHC English (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 990, Wed Oct 5 at 0605 UT, CBW Winnipeg with Monocle 24 previewing coverage of events in London; not to be confused with BBCWS! As on the CBC Overnight schedule:

``Section D & The Foreign Desk regularly airs on:
CBC Radio One Wednesday 1:00 AM - 2:00 AM [local, in this case CDT]
Want to know more? Visit 

Presented by Hugo Macdonald, Section D investigates the design world from furniture brands to architecture. The Foreign Desk: Monocle 24’s flagship global affairs show featuring interviews with political leaders and in-depth analysis of the big issues of the day`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15120, Oct 5 at 0051, pop music from CRI Spanish relay as scheduled here, // 5990 --- unlike 48 hours earlier when 13650 was carrying this, having failed to switch to 15120 circa 0000 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 700, Oct 5 at 0559, romantic music in Spanish from SW, hardly any WLW to compete from opposite direxion. 0600 into brief choral NA, 0601 full ID for 25 kW on 90.3, 5 kW on 700, street address, phone numbers from ``XEGD, La Poderosa de Parral``, Chihuahua (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. As prediced by William Hepburn, tropo over OK this morning, following heavy storms last night:

RF 45, as 45-1, KOHC-CD in Spanish. This is 15 kW in OKC without any net info per, but it is Univisión with multi-colored U bug in lower right, // but way out of synch with cable U during ``Despierta, América`` which doesn`t mean ``desperate``, but ``wake up``. Normally invisible, and now on the verge, breaking up. More often on RF 45 I get full power KSNW off the back from Wichita. 

RF 26, as 10-1, KTENNBC, along with 10-2 KTEN-CW, and 10-3 KTENABC, i.e. Ada OK, which in the analog days of one channel had to pick and choose between ABC and NBC, as the ``market`` lacked three major network affiliates. KXII-12 Ardmore etc., as I recall was mainly CBS but also some NBC. 1000 kW KTEN is not that far, but rarely enough signal to become visible here. Today also various bad signals on Tulsa channels. OKC channels 24 and 29 are getting to be bad, no doubt disrupted by DX.

Looking thru the few remaining listings of channels 52+ at, I see one analog which if it really still exist, could make it here, so I turn the analog TV split off same antenna, to channel 54, but see nothing now from: ``KUFS-LP, 23.1 kW, Fort Smith AR, My network //KXNW`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7305, Oct 5 at 0045, VOA One rock music is already on an hour before this frequency cuts away for previously scheduled Vatican relay in Spanish, as heard yesterday, violating Separation of Church & State. 

7405, Oct 5 at 0543, VOA One music is now here, S9+20. How long are these broadcasts, still unlisted in HFCC, and why?

To the DXLD yg, Richard Langley in NB reports: ``Yesterday, Mauno Ritola posted the following news via the WRTH Facebook page:

VOA emergency shortwave coverage for Haiti in Creole & English has started as follows via Greenville [North Carolina]:
2200-0200 7305 kHz
0200-1200 7405 kHz
1200-1630 9565 kHz
Monitoring yesterday evening and overnight indicates that this schedule is not quite correct or complete. I'll post a follow-up message when I complete the review of my recordings. There was some Creole around 2200 on 7305 kHz followed by dead air for some minutes and then beginning a relay of VOA1. When spot checked just before 0200 UTC, Radio Vaticana in Spanish was on the frequency. Switching then to 7405 kHz, there was nothing. Recorder was left going monitoring this frequency overnight. Spot check around 1100 on 7405 kHz had VOA1 on the frequency. P.S. Listening to the 2300 segment, the Creole announcers think they are on all three frequencies at the same time! And, again, VOA1 followed the roughly 15-minute Creole segment – Richard``

John Figliozzi, NY, adds: ``Somebody was asleep at the switch. 7305 stayed on the air until 0412 when it suddenly went off and 7405 came on``

Hours and hours of VOA One rock music are hardly helpful to Haiti. Yes, more music at 1442 check Oct 5 on 9565. Picking two R Martí frequencies for this is not wise --- Cuban jamming can and does extend far beyond the known RM hours (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1845 monitoring: confirmed Tuesday Oct 4 at 2330 on WBCQ 9330.089-CUSB, good. Also confirmed Wed Oct 5 at 1315.5 on WRMI 9955, S9, no jamming heard. Next:
Wed 2100   WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW

** U S A. 7730, Oct 5 at 0034 check, WRMI with World Music as scheduled; but at 0042 during T-storm here seems to be off; 0048 I have a big blob around 7736 instead. Was there such an anomaly at Okeechobee, or was the NRD-545 with indoor antenna only, semi-fried by the local lightning? Fortunately soon recovered. Watch out for Okeechobee outages as the hurricane brushes/hits Florida. 

11580, Oct 5 at 1317, WRMI confirmed still with World Music now, playing ``Sandunga`` vs CCI from KTWR in Vietnamese, scheduled on same until 1330 (except Saturdays -1345). Clear after 1330, checked at 1342, English relay of R. Ukraine International, new time, daily except Sundays. At 1404, another hour of World Music is underway (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 12105, Oct 5 at 0040, WTWW-3 axually audible in Russian, but only S6 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9182.7-USB, Oct 5 at 0554, Spanish 2-way, JBA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 12000, Oct 5 at 0038, S7 open carrier; what`s this? Only Vietnam is listed here at very different hours (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 12057.40-USB, Oct 5 at 0039, 2-way in colloquial Spanish, INTRUDERS. As also heard here 24 hours earlier; unusual (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1635 UT October 5