lunedì 29 aprile 2019

Glenn Hauser logs April 28-29, 2019

** CUBA. 5980, UT Mon Apr 29 at 0245 check, nothing but Cuban jamming noise on the new frequency for TV Martí soundtrack, at 22-03 UT but not scheduled on weekends. However, during the previous hour at 0135, via remotes in NY & FL, Wolfgang Bueschel was getting a ``terrible mixture`` of VOA news in Spanish vs RRI in Romanian, which had inadvisably shifted from 9790 to 5980 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH [and non]. 6045, April 29 at 1203, good signal in Korean S9/+10, with lite beep jamming underaudible. I can`t believe this be from TAJIKISTAN site as in Aoki/NDXC for National Unity Radio clandestine at 1200-1458. EiBi also claims TJK but at 1100-1300. Not in HFCC at all. Rather something from E Asia/W Pacific. Steve McGreevy suggests Taiwan. Dan Sheedy, Moonlight Beach CA logged it several times in April with same too-good-for-Tajikistan observation. Ivo Ivanov assumes TJK, having replaced 7235 in mid-April.

Also relevant, this from Ron Howard earlier: ``BHUTAN. 6035, BBS, 1114-1120*, on April 5. Pop songs till transmitter off. The good news is that the recent jamming spur heard here from 6045, has ended, as National Unity Radio has moved away from 6045, taking the N. Korea jamming with them`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 540, April 29 at 1129 UT, Mexican NA from WSW, different version choral with band and heavy drumming, and an odd time for it too, perhaps its sign-on. 1130 no ID but immediate prayer to Jehová, YL solo hymn? to mi ciudad, finally 1135 full ID for XETX, La Ranchera de Paquimé, street address in Nuevo Casas Grandes, Chihuahua, also FM 90.5, Grupo BM Radio, another informal slogan preceded by ``La Mera Mera ---`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 570, April 29 at 1102 UT, choral multiverse NA from SSW, until 1105 fades for ID but Monterrey mentioned, i.e. XEBJB (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 580, April 29 at 1100 UT, M&W newscast including F and C weather for the frontera, Piedras Negras; holding its own against opposite WIBW Topeka, making 63/minute SAH = 1.05 Hz. Obviously ``XEMU``, new legal call of which is XELRDA standing for La Ranchera Del Aire (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 610, April 29 at 1104 UT, Coahuila mentioned, Grupo M(?) Radio. I would assume XEBX Sabinas, but it`s thought to have moved to FM 105.9 with 610 deleted from WRTH 2019. is merely under construxion as ``La Primera`` on 105.9 AND 610. There has been a CP for another Coahuilan on 610, XESORN in Saltillo to replace XESAC which is definitely gone. Must monitor 610 again closely (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** MEXICO. 650, April 29 at 1100 UT, no signal yet, but recheck 1108, now Mexican music from southwest and 1111 `Buenos Días, Yarderos`, well-known wakeup show from XETNT, Radio 65 altho neither call nor slogan heard today. DJ mixes in plugs for local mercados in Los Mochis, Sinaloa; 1137 greeting listeners by name still in BDY show. Still no sign of sibling station XEGS Guasave, altho more QRM on 610 from KCSP, and Coahuila earlier. At ToH 1200 the two used to join for newscast, too late now.

So XETNT is definitely still on AM. Replying April 26 to my previous non-log, Raymie Humbert in AZ on the WTFDA Forum: 

``XETNT should never have stayed on past a year; it was not the Mochis station with a continuity obligation. (That would be 540 XEHS-AM, on the air for the benefit of 27,552 people.) On the other hand, XEGS is continuity obligated. More than 21,000 people depend on it for their only radio service. Most continuity obligation stations are on low frequencies. There's still the chance, of course, someone wants to run a social AM radio station and assumes the continuity obligation. That's happening with XEEJ Puerto Vallarta, which will soon yield to a new station XECSBK on 650. Other frequencies that are part of continuity obligations are being advertised the same way.`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 710, April 29 at 1113 UT, gravelly Low-German preacher, his home on XEDP Ciudad Cuauhtémoc, Chihuahua, not off-frequency today; by 1138 back to Spanish with regional weather, 5:39 TC, plugs its whatsapp link, details of a fatal DUI --- conduciendo borracho? traffic accident (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 780v, April 29 at 1116 UT, semi-local KSPI Stillwater music carefully nulled, for Spanish producing low audible heterodyne (but not as bad as 740 KRMG torn up by XEQN Torreón), mentions Monclova, ads, something on carretera 30 which runs roughly between Monclova and Torreón, and CCI from another XE, 1118 fade-out. So it`s XEWGR in Monclova (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 820, April 29 at 1141 UT, slow SAH against WBAP nulled for ``Canal 800-20, ABC Radio`` IDs between guitar songs, again at 1143 by when it`s dominating WBAP, i.e. XEABCA, Mexicali BCN. No storm noise on band this morning, the lightning having migrated from KS last night to the dayside in MO; also a storm around Yuma, but not bothering this station (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 930, April 29 at 1145-1148 UT, WKY in a promotional loop with slight variations, slogans by YL such as ``La casa de deportes en Oklahoma City`` (or would that be ``caza``?) also plugging ESPN, Oklahoma City Thunder, call letters always in English, mixed with SFX, yelling (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1979 monitoring: confirmed Sunday April 28 at 2130 on WRMI 7780, JBA.

Also confirmed UT Monday April 29 at 0130 on WRMI 9395, good S9+10

Also confirmed UT Monday April 29 at 0230 on WRMI 7780, fair

Also confirmed UT Monday April 29 from 0300 on Area 51 webcast, and this week also modulating on WBCQ 5130.42, but VP in storm noise from Kansas.

Also confirmed UT Monday April 29 at 0330 on WRMI 9955, very poor. 

1815 UT Monday    IRRS 7290 Romania
0100 UT Tuesday   WRMI 7780
0800 UT Tuesday   Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW [2 editions]
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v
0100 UT Thursday  WRMI 7780

[it appears we will now be running on a Friday-to-Thursday cycle, so freshest new airings are on weekends]

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:

** U S A. 7505v, April 29 at 1256, WRNO VG S9+20 in Christian Chinese, presumably about to close at 1300 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15825 & 13845, April 29 around 1320, both these WWCRs are getting a sporadic-E boost altho not imbooming yet, rather than JBA over too-close 1-megameter path. Correlates nicely with an OK/TN contact on 10m shown by DX Maps - but not into VHF yet (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific JBA MW carrier search, April 29 at 1121-1128 UT, before LSR of 1141 here:: 774, 756-WSW, 747, 702-WSW(2), 675-WSW, 657-WSW, 612-WSW, 846-WSW, 882-WSW(2), 1035-WSW, 1098-W. The ones without a DF I could not be sure of maybe both WSW and NW (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1639 UT April 29