venerdì 14 luglio 2017

Glenn Hauser logs July 13-14, 2017

** ANGUILLA. 6090, July 14 at 0542 check, CB is off again, but none of the other 6090s audible now. Are Ethiopia, Nigeria active? Presumably not Brasil any more (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CONGO. 6115, July 14 at 0543, VP signal with some talk, presumably R. Congo nominally from *0500, as it`s rather too early, especially in summer, for JOZ6 to be propagating from Japan, before 3 pm local. Don`t you believe the La Voz del Llano, Colombia, 6115 listing still in Aoki, long defunct (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** JAPAN [non]. 11685, July 13 at 1344 a popsong and off 1345*, separable from NAA RTTY on 11687.5. Aoki shows it`s NHK in Bengali, due northwestward from SINGAPORE at 1300-1345 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH & SOUTH. Bandscan July 14 at 1140-1145 finds some signals on: 2850 JBA carrier; 3910- S4 Korean on lo side; 3930; 3985; 4450; 4885; 5995; 6015; No 4557 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KUWAIT. 15535-15540-15545, July 13 at 1916, no AM carrier detectable from R. Kuwait in English, just imagination-level traces of slightly higher noise than background circa 11537 & 15543, presumably DRM as just reported by Ivo Ivanov to have switched to that mode, but forever, or experimentally? They sure know how to lose an audience. Even in England, Alan Roe says the DRM is too weak to decode. This applies to the 18-21 English, but Ivo says Urdu on 15540 preceded it in AM mode from 1600 instead of turning on a few minutes before 1800. What next? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** MEXICO. July 14 at 1110 UT, I happen to awaken, and instead of immediately turning over for another two hours, I turn on and tune in for some long-missed sunrise skip (SRS) from México, since my sunrise is not until 1125 today. As for SR in various Mexican cities, incredibly, 
includes a number of locations one has never heard of, but omits decent-sized cities like Los Mochis, Ciudad Cuauhtémoc (and not even Chihuahua capital!); but safe to assume their SRs are considerably later than mine. Good conditions, with only an occasional lightning crash, not nearby. First a quick bandscan from the bottom finds SS probable XEs on: 540, 560, 610, 640, 650, 660, 690 (two, despite KGGF), 720, 780 (under Pete 94-3, Stillwater), 790, 800 (vs KQCV), 1030, at least. Specifically: 

710, July 14 at 1112, Low German preacher about Jesus, a dead giveaway for XEDP as logged with him many times before. Now it`s on-frequency with no het, while I had noticed the 710-minus het in bedtime bandscan circa 0600 UT. By 1125 recheck he`s done, over to a YL DJ in Spanish, plus ``La Ranchera de Cuauhtémoc`` jingle. This one is listed as only 100 watts at night; yeah, sure. As previously researched, they switch between two different transmitter sites, one of which is significantly off-frequency.

650, July 14 at 1117, Los Mochis ad at tuneby, so XETNT as expected.

790, July 14 at 1119, Spanish news about Nuevo León. One thing for sure, there is no 790 XE in NL, but in a bunch of other states.

770, July 14 at 1126, ``Sinaloaense`` state song, 1127 ID for ``Grupo Chávez Radio, su radiodifusora local, la voz de esperanza``; 1128 TC for 5:29; ``Los Cuarenta``, rock music. This is XEREV also in Los Mochis. The ``40`` brand has dropped ``Principales``, which was really a cumbersome translation for ``Top``. We should not assume that La Voz de Esperanza is a real station name now altho they did utter that (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA [and non]. 890, Friday July 14 at 1600-1614 UT, KTLR OKC with reactivated `Broad Spectrum Radio`. Easily heard here in daytime coverage area, but not on alleged FM // 103.7, which is really K279CR: how can that exist with 100 kW rimshotter from Anadarko KVSP on 103.5?

James Branum of BSR notified us yesterday he was resuming produxion starting with this weekly quarter-hour on KTLR, so I make a point of listening, altho he has already posted his rough script at
whence it may also be downloaded. Notable excerpt:

``The new vision of the BSR project will revolve around 4 principles: Solidarity, Socialism, Spirituality and Science.

Let me explain a bit more about each of these 4 S’s…

First, by Solidarity, I mean the idea that this is not a neutral media outlet. BSR does take sides, and we seek to be on the side of the oppressed, the marginalized and the forgotten, both locally and around the world.

Second, by Socialism, I mean the idea that I first heard expressed by the National Lawyers Guild, that human rights should have primacy over property rights, and hence our economic structures should exist to serve human needs and not human greed.

I also should say for those who are scared of this particularly "S-Word," that my kind of Socialism is grassroots, democratic, and to the extent possible, nonviolent in nature.

Third, by Spirituality, I mean the idea of "a sense of connection to something bigger than ourselves" and the "search for meaning in life."

Spirituality does include religion, but it includes more including the arts, music, literature, as well as some of the secular forms of spiritual practice, such as non religious meditation.

And finally, by Science, I mean the quest for knowledge by way of the scientific method, but I also more specifically seek to explore the citizen scientist concept, the hobbyists and other individual experimenters who work independently and/or collaboratively in discovery. And because of my own interests, I will especially look at science through the eyes of the DIY/maker culture, particularly in the areas of ham radio, shortwave radio listening and related hobbies.``

He plans to resume SW with a monthly one-hour show by end of July. No details yet but previously employed WBCQ, WINB, and two mini-stations in Germany and Australia. 

Welcome back, James; I endorse your worldview and urge to provide such programming to counter all the crap, especially on US SW.

And also on KTLR! Earlier at 1134 UT they had a talkshow with Angie & Malcolm, making fun of Al Gore and his ``brand`` of Global Warming. You`ll be sorry! (Or your grandkids will curse you) (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 92.1 FM, July 13 at 1914 UT and July 14 at 0054 UT chex, KAMG-LP is still on with dead air. Greg Hardison, CA, replies to my previous report: ``Glenn: -- Just for the helluvit, I looked at the QTH on Google Street View. An image-capture dated June 2014 shows a black mailbox, with the number "627", displayed next-door (East side) to your 625. This is across the road from a similar one-story house, with what looks like a utility structure-a glorified tool shed, or possibly metal of some sort immediately SW of the main house. Could be the great 92.1 Sanctuary??`` (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1886 monitoring: confirmed first SW broadcast, Thursday July 13 at 2330 on WBCQ 9330.1v-CUSB, fair-good. Next:
Fri 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0630   HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1431   HLR 7265-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1930v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2230   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2300   WRMI 11580 to NE
Sun 0200   WRMI 11580 to NE
Sun 0310v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1030   HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW
Sun 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0300v  WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2130   WRMI 9455 to WNW, 15770 to NE
Tue 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1030   WRMI 5850 to NW, 9455 to WNW
Wed 1315   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2100   WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW

Full WOR schedule on all affiliates, AM, FM, satellite, webcasts:
Also access to podcasts (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17775, July 13 at 1915, KVOH is still on late with song in Spanish, presumably mandatory to be praiseworthy. Not too distorted this time and not wobbly carrier (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9265, Thu July 13 at 1920, no signal from WINB; must be signing on later than before. Website new program schedule dated July 9 shows *2030 UT on weekdays, *1430 on Sat, *1200 on Sun. However, America`s oldest private SW station still hasn`t figured out how to convert Eastern to Universal, with a 5-hour difference as if EST were in vigor now! So in Eastern it`s from ``*3:30 pm``, i.e. really 1930 UT. It`s amazing yet how many ministries they do manage to attract to this modest signal never blasting in like much of the competition (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 93.1, July 14 at 0102 UT, in another fruitless scan for sporadic E hitting the CONUS nearby, I catch this ID: ``Your Summer Station, KHMY, Pratt-Hutchinson [KS], My 93.1, Hutchinson`s #1 music station``. So are they also Your Winter, Spring, or Fall station as appropriate? And do they observe astronomical dates, or popular seasonal datespans? (Glenn Hauser, oK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1020, July 14 at 0557 UT, gospel huxter in Spanish making 5-6 Hz SAH with nearby KOKP Perry OK, no doubt usual KCKN Roswell NM, relaying Radiovisión Cristiana, WWRV 1330 NYC, and also as usual failing to null its 50 kW(?) toward KDKA and us. I recently saw a listing in some MW DX publication showing KCKN as ``silent`` ---- it comes and goes, and may well have been silent at some previous date not specified (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 3325, July 14 at 1139, VP signal talk, seems only one; still a carrier at 1203, 1219. Bougainville or Palangkaraya, as perhaps Ron Howard will have unraveled which. 3260, also a JBA carrier at 1139, which would be PNG (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 3945-, July 14 at 1142, JOZ and another carrier beating slightly off-frequency, so Vanuatu? At 1146 the JBA carrier on 7260 is NOT off-frequency to lo side like Vanuatu (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6110.30v, July 14 at 1152, slightly wavering het to 6110.0 which infests CNR1 echo-jamming to VOA Chinese via Thailand. Assume this is more ChiCom jamming as also logged some weeks ago (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

This report dispatched at 1815 UT July 14