venerdì 11 novembre 2016

Glenn Hauser logs November 10-11, 2016

** ALBANIA. 7475-, Nov 11 at 0054, JBA carrier slightly on the low side, presumably R. Tirana about to finish Albanian hour allegedly to North America (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BOLIVIA. 6105.34, Nov 11 at 0111, S8 signal in Spanish, sounds like enthusiastic fútbol coverage, including a gooooooooal at 0116, frequent breaks for ads. Why isn`t there a Spanish word for such an important concept?? Some splatter from 6115 WWCR, so LSB tuning helps. Surely it`s R. Panamericana, La Paz, in one of its rare reactivations for significant silly ballgames. I last logged it March 4 at 0153 on 6105.33, and Bob Wilkner reported this:

``6105.3, Radio Panamericana, La Paz seems active occasionally when relaying Bolivian sports events. in the local evenings 2300+ (Robert Wilkner, Pómpano Beach, Florida, 746Pro, Drake R8, NRD 525, Sony 2010XA, circa March 26, cumbredx yg via DXLD)``

Can`t be sure on this weak signal but maybe a tournament or championship involving Brasil and Argentina, as I soon find more game coverage, maybe same one, on 6134.8 RSC, R. Rebelde, and RNA, see BRAZIL and CUBA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BOLIVIA. 6134.8, Nov 11 at 0121, Spanish game coverage, could even be // 6105.34 Panamericana? Goooooals are yelled a few seconds apart, so likely same football game if not same coverage (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 6180, Nov 11 at 0128, RNA with coverage of Brasil/Argentina game altho also mentions Venezuela; as already hearing via BOLIVIA 6105.34 & 6134.8, Cuba 5025 & 1180 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** COLOMBIA. 6010.11, Nov 11 at 0106, Spanish talk about oración, and frequency is wobbling as I listen with BFO, i.e. The Voice of Thy Conscience.

5910.0, Nov 11 at 0107, sibling station Alcaraván Radio with tropical music, well under Romania in Romanian, and making fast SAH with it, i.e. maybe only 15-20 Hz apart (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 5025, Nov 11 at 0117, R. Rebelde is covering fútbol/futebol, Argentina v Brasil; not // but suspect same champ game as heard first on Bolivia 6105.33. Also het audible on low side of 5025-, no doubt R. Quillabamba, Perú. RR // 1180 at 0137, but interestingly, 5025 is running 3 words ahead of 1180 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [non]. 6075, Nov 11 at 0110, JBA carrier instead of Habana, which HFCC shows as CRI English at 00-02, 100 kW, 174 degrees from Kashgar, EAST TURKISTAN (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EAST TURKISTAN. 5060, 4980, 4850, 4500, Nov 11 at 0131, JBA carriers, checking the others once hearing 5060, as these are the reactivated winter morning domestic frequencies of Xinjiang PBS, Urumqi, each in a different language. It would be too great a coincidence for this quartet to be anything else (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INTERNATIONAL WATERS. 1650, November 11 at 0138 UT, I am finally hearing the ND beacon ``SAC``, barely against Spanish from Denver and other broadcast stuff. I copy the ID at 12 times per minute, or every 5 seconds. Tried passband tuning and narrow bandwidth and notching, but most audible just with normal bandwidth on the NRD-545. 

This was first reported by Tim Tromp in Michigan on October 28. Unlisted, led to lots of speculation in a very long thread via DXLD 16-44. SAC is the test ID used by a Beaumont TX company which makes beacons, Southern Avionics Company, but which denied they were transmitting on 1650. I suspect it is one of their beacons which hasn`t been reprogrammed with ID of the new owner, likely from an offshore oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico. But the broadcast X-band ought to be off-limits to these. Terry Krueger, Clearwater FL, reported via WORLD OF RADIO 1850 and DXLD: 

``Coordinated bearings taken by myself, David Potter and Gerry Bishop -- all from separate locations between coastal central, NW and north 
central Florida -- would appear to put this north of Pt. St Joe to 
west of Panama City`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, Nov 11 at 0104, JBA carrier from R. Chaski with increased splash from 5985 WRMIBS, instead of Cuban jamming for a change, until autocutoff at 0104:31*, which is 19 seconds later than last check 3 nights ago, Nov 8 until 0104:12*, averaging 6.33 seconds per (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ROMANIA [and non]. 7335, Nov 11 at 0055, scheduled RRI Spanish frequency remains unoccupied, instead colliding with Vietnam also in Spanish via WHRI on 7315, but this time VOV is way atop, Commies vs ex-Commies (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 6993, November 11 at 0100, S7 open carrier, about time I logged it again for the record since April 16, as often audible evenings; explained in DXLD 16-16, it`s WH2XWF, an experimental 164-watt transmitter with several locations in Florida, to study ionospheric disturbances (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1851 monitoring: confirmed Thursday November 10 at 2130, on WRMI 13695, S9+35. The UT Fri Nov 11 at 0030 on WBCQ, 9330v-CUSB not confirmed on the R75 or PL880 at 0035, despite 9265 WINB being sufficient; and 7490 WBCQ with BSR is too. At 0051 I try the NRD-545, and now I can barely detect me on WBCQ, 9329.87v-CUSB, and reduced carrier is audibly varying as I try to measure it. Next:
Fri 0830   Unique Radio NSW 3210 ND
Sat 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0730   HLR 6190-CUSB to SW 
Sat 0800   Unique Radio NSW 3210 ND
Sat 1200   Unique Radio NSW 3210 ND
Sat 1530   HLR 7265-CUSB to SW
Sat 2030v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND 
Sat 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sun 0410v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND 
Sun 0830   Unique Radio NSW 3210 ND
Mon 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0400v  WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0430   WRMI 9955 to SSE  
Tue 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW [but frequency absent lately]
Tue 1200   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Tue 2130   WRMI 15770 to NE
Wed 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1415.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2200   WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Thu 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW

Full updated schedule including satellite, webcasts, AM & FM:
** U S A. 7730, Nov 11 at 0053, this WRMI frequency is still off, while 7780 remains on. 

5950, Nov 11 at 0055, this WRMI is still very strong, S9+45 peaks, like 5850, which is closing R. Slovakia International in English and // 11580 at only S9+25; on 5950, something in Spanish talking about North Korea, cut off incomplete at 0059.5 for ID, 0100 switch to Brother Scare on both. The 0030 UT Friday on 5950 is scheduled as Antena DX (Glenn Hauser, oK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15700-15720, Nov 10 at 2117, WHRIBS is splattering out to at least 10 kHz above and below 15710, bothering much weaker 15720 Radio New Zealand International; much like ex-17765 did even worse (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 12050, Nov 10 at 2124, WEWN Spanish with praise music in English! Maybe default filler; very strong but not splattering, not // much weaker 15610 English talk (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1540, re the ESPN Deportes station I heard, KZMP University Park TX has supposedly flipped to ranchera. Trying again Nov 11 at 0145 UT, there`s a discussion in Spanish, maybe religious, 0149 UT some Tex-Mex music which may or may not be same station, but now likely KEDA San Antonio. Parked here, I happen to notice that there is no longer a het from the third 1540 Texan, KGBC Galveston, which for months was audibly off frequency on the high side. Wayne Heinen, Aurora Colorado, of NRC AM Log replies:

```Glenn, Can’t find anything on ESPN Deportes on 1540 but the fact that KZMP has dropped it is reiterated here, from Radio Insight:

``Deportes Media has lost its LMAs of three of the four stations it operates with ESPN Deportes Radio programming. The company lost its LMA of Liberman Broadcasting’s 1540 KZMP University Park/Dallas in September and that station flipped to a simulcast of "La Ranchera 106.7" KZZA. Deportes Media had moved its San Francisco LMA from 860 KTRB to iHeartMedia’s 910 KKSF in July, but the format there is now being operated by iHeart directly. In Miami, Actualidad Radio’s 990 WMYM Miami has replaced Deportes Media’s LMA of Multicultural Broadcasting’s 1210 WNMA Miami Springs FL as the local affiliate. Deportes Media continues to operate Entravision’s 1180 KGOL Humble/Houston TX. The websites for the other three stationssimply state the stations are off the air and a Dallas phone number for their accounting department. Deportes Media filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in December 2015 and agreed to merge with CornerWorld Corporation in March. The merger had to close by September 30, 2016 or would automatically terminate. No filing or proof of closing can be found``

Also I logged KZMP with that programing and slogan 11/7 in overnight taping. 73, Wayne, N0POH, DM79op``` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 0627 UT November 11