giovedì 22 luglio 2010

Glenn Hauser logs July 22, 2010

** ANTARCTICA. 15476, once again no trace of a carrier from LRA36, July 22 at 1325 tho there was one on 15480. I intend for this to be my last non-reception report of it for a while (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Propagation pretty poor July 22; Firedrake:
 8400, JBA at 1243
10500, poor at 1333, but not at earlier chex
No others found 8-18 MHz; nor any CNR1/motorboating/het jamming against V. of Tibet audible in the 15.5-15.6 range like yesterday (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. Did not have a chance to check RHC 0500+ July 21 whether 6110 was colliding with NHK Sackville as implied the night before, since 6110 was still on after 0530. Nor on July 22, not tuning until 0618: then things were more or less back to previous `normal`. – No 6110; no English, no signal at all on 11760. Band was open from Africa, New Zealand, etc. 9525 Spanish also unthere.

On 49m, at 0618+, English on 5970 second best, reactivated 6010 VG, new 6150, and worst on 6060 with CCI. At 0621 the English hostess IDed herself as Eva Baraja (sp?), a newbie? As she introduced Alex Rodríguez. Spanish on 6120, 5040 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDIA. 9690, AIR GOS in English, has not been audible for several weeks at 1330, but poor signal showing July 22 at 1332 with news. Maybe conditions are picking up from that worldpart, or anomalous? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. 9525.9, VOI with VG signal and modulation July 22 at 1329 ending a travelog segment about Papua; 1330 Miscellany starting with a list of eligible subjects. Could not copy them all, but included: science, technology, sport, lifestyle, health, environment, women. And this one was about a July 10 event in the RRI Jakarta auditorium for the 2010 regional children`s day festival (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. After a dry spell of a few days, Es TVDX mainly from Veracruz stations on 2, 4, 5, July 22 from 1547 past 1720 UT. Details to be compiled later (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS [and non]. 13m again active in the nightmiddle (more so than in the daymiddle, it seems!), July 22 at 0628, R. Free Asia, poor on 21550 in Mandarin, 21500 in Tibetan, both Tinian, with 21550 // 17880 Saipan which propagates much more regularly during this hour. The usual //s on 17, 15 and 13 MHz bands also audible, plus signs of the Kashgar CRI emissions to Europe on 17 MHz (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA [and non]. Regional tropo conditions often kick in after local midnight, so I tuned around July 22 at 0504 UT. How about Woodward OK on RF 34 and 35? Aim antenna west, and instead I get a decode on ch 34 labeled KPBI-DT.

Where`s that? Opposite direxion, from east so aimed there, perfect reception from new station in Eureka Springs AR, which is right next to MO, not far from Branson. It`s Alfred Hitchcock B&W from RTV, but NOT // Hitchcock episode on local KXOK-31/32.

FCC TV Query shows KPBI only as a CP, so did it just come on air? 1000 kW. Plus on 34-2, KXUN with Univisión. The real KXUN, is KXUN-LP, licensed to channel 43 in Ft Smith AR, with 5.8 kW. So is it still on there in analog, plus this DTV virtual channel relay further north? Gone by 0615 UT.

I am also getting Univisión on analog 25 from the same direxion, same novela but a few sex apart, which must be KUTU-CA in Tulsa OK, per, 5.06 kW ERP. It`s been there for years but seldom seen here in Enid. Full power KOKH-25 in OKC must have frequently overcome it even in Tulsa area during the analog era. I would have picked some other channel for it.

Besides the usual Tulsa DTV on RF 45, 42, 28, 22, 20, 17 and 11, I was also getting:

RF 49, KGEB-DT 53-1
RF 47, KWHB, LeSea with subchannel of little interest. And:

RF 36, KRSC Claremore OK. This is an independent public TV station, not with PBS, but lots of good programming I wish I could always get as an alternative to OETA. As DTV 35-1 KRSC-SD with Red Green, short de-commercialed show with fill from 0521; 0530 Antiques Roadshow. Bug on 35-1: LR, interlocking letters R S U, and Rogers / Television.

KRSC`s 35-2 was carrying Classic ARTS, which we also have in Enid on public access via Pegasys, but analog video often with sparklies and audio is always hissy. It was a pleasure to see it with perfect video and stereo audio for a change via KRSC. Bug on 35-2: UR, R S U interlocking, Rogers Television, KRSC-D35-2 / Claremore, OK.

Note: some years ago it upgraded from a College to a University, but kept the KRSC calls. By 0615 UT, 36 had faded out, or rather fell off the cliff (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 15450, V. of Turkey English to Europe and also USward, July 22 at 1235 is poor, but much better by 1307 when I am expecting to hear Live From Turkey on this Thursday, but instead only music fill until 1322 multi-lingual ID loop starts, but we only hear a few of them before switch to English sign-off at 1323, and IS from 1324. So is LFT kaput, or just no one available to do it during summer vacations? Or could it be because its main producer is gone?

I heard from Sheref Ishler recently saying that he is leaving VOT, and with a very strange request --- that I should delete all references to his full name previously published in DXLD --- it`s a VOT rule about ex-employees, including those who leave on good terms.

He did his duty by passing on the order, and I do my duty by ignoring it, since I am not subject to VOT`s control-the-foreign-press rules, rewriting history. Hmmm, sort of like denying genocide, but on a much smaller scale. Anyhow, we wish Sheref (with sedillas on both esses) the best on his post-VOT endeavours (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. Re: ``UNIDENTIFIED. 12080, VOA English at 1252 July 21, poor. I first reported this almost two months ago, May 27, but none of the online lists yet show it at this time to determine the site, just Botswana until 0700, and São Tomé starting at 1400.

Does VOA at least have the frequency, if not the site, on its schedule for English by now? O no, the page I have bookmarked for this,
now produces a 404, page cannot be found (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)``

Hi Glenn, Note slight difference in the URL
It just worked for me, albeit slowly. 73 (Kim Elliott, DX LISTENING DIGEST) Also outpointed by Alan Roe, UK

The e page there does show 1200-1300 on 12075 for ``English to Far East Asia, South Asia, and Oceania``. I sure thought I was getting it on 12080 but will have to recheck. 12075 IS listed elsewhere, unnecessarily switching from Iranawila to Tinang at 1230.

That part of the dial has parallax problems on the FRG-7, so I must nail down any frequencies with the YB-400. I am definitely tuned to 12075, July 22 at 1205, when there is a JBA carrier, and none on 12080. At 1229 there is a fast subaudible heterodyne, two carriers QRMing each other from slightly different frequencies, guess around 15 Hz. From 1230 I begin to hear some VOA English audio and it improves gradually, // and synchronized with Tinang on 9760; but the SAH is still there at 1236. Turn it off in Sri Lanka! (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###