domenica 6 agosto 2017

Glenn Hauser logs August 4-5, 2017

** ALGERIA [non]. 12060, August 5 at 2040, weak signal sounds like French altho RTA via FRANCE is supposed to be in Arabic during this hourpart per Aoki; also with het on low side, 12059.63, suspected as spur out of much stronger 12050 WEWN Spanish (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ARGENTINA [non]. 11580, Saturday August 5 at 1400, RAE AAM opening Spanish secret repeat broadcast, plugs upcoming viernes DX feature, mentions only 22 UT lunes a viernes en 5950; transmission grid at still shows a blank for this hour, unlike 13-14 as RAE en francés, which is really lundi à vendredi seulement. 1432 check, that`s Actualidad DX with discussion of frequency grants in Ecuador (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** BRAZIL. 11855.063, August 5 at 1224, JBA carrier, must be R. Aparecida, odd time of day to detect it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA [and non]. 11845, August 5 at 1227, no pulse QRM from Cuba, but CNR1 jammer against not All India Radio in Chinese; hi-pitched woman or child speaker same as stronger jammers on 11825 and 11785, the latter only with victim also audible. Replying to my previous log about this July 15, Jose Jacob, India said,

``Dear Glenn, With reference to All India Radio in Chinese on 11845 as mentioned in DX Listening Digest 17-29 [i.e. Chinese jamming still heard], I would like to inform that this frequency is now not used by AIR at that time. Only 15040 & 17705 are used. [1145-1315 UT]. Their official sked listed in website is:
Yours sincerely, Jose Jacob, VU2JOS, National Institute of Amateur 
Radio, Hyderabad, India``

Wolfgang Büschel agreed July 22: ``Re China jamming on 11845 kHz. Yes, correct, AIR Chinese service and AIR interval signal only heard on 15040 and 17705 kHz, not on 3rd channel 11845 kHz anymore. CNR1 China mainland jamming TX switched on crash start fully exact at 1145:08 UT, powerful S=9+25dB strength even at remote New Delhi SDR site. To explain clearly: 11845 kHz CNR1 jamming started exact transmission from Zero to S=9+25 dB at 1145:08 UT. 73 wb`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5025, August 5 at 0538, only a trace of modulation on the R. Rebelde carrier. 

6145, August 5 at 0535, RHC English is undermodulated, compared to // 6100, 6060, 6000 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. After an hour of listening to `The Score`, filmmusic in stereo about James Horner,
on KUCO 90.1, I do a quick lowend bandscan, since as almost every day this summer, the 6m sporadic E map is criss-crossed with contact lines, many allegedly exceeding 88 MHz MUF. But often nothing here.

88.9, immediately on tune-in, August 4 at 2000 UT, ID for XHM-FM atop the OKC station. On down to 88.1, something else in Spanish promoting an event ``a las 6 de la tarde``, very briefly atop the two Okies. But nothing further from Mexico found in the next several minutes. Later checking the 6m DXmap, as usual most of the contact paths are roughly east-west across the US, with only a line or two implying southward paths to Mexico.

WTFDA DB shows XHM-FM is 90 kW H&V from México DF, but 0.0 info about antenna height, `Siempre 88.9`, news/talk/soft AC format.

88.1, assuming it is likely also from the DF, would be: XHRED-FM, 95 kW H&V at 561 meters, Universal Stereo. 

Or rather, must break habit of ``Distrito Federal``, nevermore, now referred to as the non-state of Ciudad de México, CDMX in the database. explains:

``On January 29, 2016, it ceased to be called the Federal District (Spanish: Distrito Federal or D.F.).[25] The former "Distrito Federal" is now officially known as "Ciudad de México" (or "CDMX").[25] Mexico City is now in transition to become the country's 32nd federal entity, giving it a level of autonomy comparable to that of a state.[25] Because of a clause in the Mexican Constitution, however, as the seat of the powers of the federation, it can never become a state, unless the capital of the country is relocated elsewhere.[26]``

BTW, note along the left margin the huge list of Wikipedia languages, a lot of them unrecognizable (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND. 7425, August 5 at 1208, RNZI still VG at S9+20 on the NNE antenna, not NNW; all-night hostess is previewing programming until 6 am (18 UT) and promises to blog live about some sporting event; 1210 into song (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 7585, August 5 at 0543, JBA carrier, presumed Station YHWH, which Rick Barton, AZ, has been reporting active again (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 92.1, August 4 at 2013, KAMG-LP Enid is still a weak signal of dead air, also circa 24 hours later (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. [Re my previous report of an unfound program on 17855:]
Hi Glenn, After some searching, I finally found Noches de Verano on the rtve website at:

"From Monday to Friday, RNE offers a different way to spend the summer
nights with refreshing proposals, in which culture, music, science and
current affairs interact with listeners. We invite the audience to
connect the radio from 22 to 24 hours, and travel with us through the
waves for a summer full of emotions and without leaving home."

Looking at the archive, this program has been a regular summer change
from mid/late July until the end of August/early September for several
years (Alan Roe, Teddington, UK, August 5, dxldyg via DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This led Alan to update his Hitlist:

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1889 monitoring: confirmed Friday August 4 at 2330 on WBCQ, 9331.310v-CUSB, fair; whew, way off-frequency. Next:
Sat 2230   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2300   WRMI 11580 to NE
Sun 0200   WRMI 11580 to NE
Sun 0315v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1030   HLR  9485-CUSB to WSW [maintenance break until Aug 13]
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

** U S A. 7490.03v-AM, UT Sat August 5 at 0018, WBCQ is just too weak in the noise level to copy `Allan Weiner Worldwide`. John Carver, mid-north Indiana, usually provides us for DXLD a summary of each week`s content (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7780, Saturday August 5 1218, WRMI with canned Bob Biermann ID claiming to be only on 9395, i.e. Oldies, back to music. 9395 can also be heard at much stronger level. 7570 & 7730 at this time are BSing. 

9455 // much stronger 9955 with gospel huxter in Spanish and hymn, rather than R. Prague in English as scheduled on grid updated August 3 for Monday-Saturday at 1200-1230: (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9475, 9917, 9930, 9943 & 12105, Saturday August 5 at 2037, all WTWW transmitters are OFF, nor detectable on night frequencies 5830, 5085 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** VANUATU. 7259.941, August 5 at 1205, talk at very poor level on off-frequency characteristic of R. Vanuatu; nothing on 7260.0 now (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 2223 UT August 5