martedì 27 luglio 2010

Glenn Hauser logs July 26, 2010

** AUSTRALIA [and non]. Not only is RA on 9560, 9580 and 9590, with Late Night Live ending segment about excessive US support of Israel, right or wrong, July 26 at 1235 but also three seconds later on 9965, fair signal, which is due west from PALAU at 11-13; and furthermore // 9580 on 11945, fair at 1239 which is 329 degrees from Shepparton at 07-13 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake July 26:
10500, good at 1236; none found lower
15140, fair at 1242 // 10500; none found higher

I retuned at 1320 and found them both going, but just in time to hear 15140 cut modulation and a couple seconds later cut carrier at 1320:18*. Then 10500 did the same thing at 1320:35*. No doubt from same transmitter site and it took 17 seconds for operator to get from one unit to the next. A rather strange time to close, but monitoring HQ must have decided that #1 enemy Sound of Hope had gone off (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA [non]. 11775, July 26 at 0527 Arabic with strange accent, then soft music, vs residual DentroCuban jamming against R. Martí which never is on 11775 at this hour. 0535 into Chinese music, a clue that it`s really CRI relay as scheduled via ALBANIA, 240 degrees at 05-07 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 12240, July 26 (yay!) at 0522, RHC in Spanish, poor, out and in with peaks to S9+ on this second harmonic of 6120, and matching its rough lo-fi modulation compared to other RHC channels.

12120, correlating with pipeline from Cuba even bringing in weak RHC harmonic on 12240, were cut numbers in A2, spy transmitter, July 26 (yay!) at 0524, mixed with RTTY.

In honor of el 26 de julio, I revive my parody slogan not repeated for some months: ``Cuba --- territorio esclavo en América --- Patria o Suerte, ¡Pensaremos!`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDIA. Checking 9690 for AIR GOS, July 26: tune in at 1328 to hear pop music in some Asian language, from something else? Could that really be NIGERIA, which BTW have not heard in weeks on 15120 or 7255? Apparently not: at 1329 AIR hum begins to be audible and with no transmission break opens GOS in English at 1330. AIR had been playing that off-topic music instead of the AIR IS prior to GOS.

1330:35 newscast starts; 1344 ending commentary, program summary including 1430 mailbag Faithfully Yours, 1345 into classical music with vocal. 9690 was fair, and also audible on poor // 13710, not 11620. At 1344 I also find it strange that AIR domestic services on 9425 and 9870 are not audible. All three 31m channels are via Bengaluru, but on different headings. While 9690 is toward SE Asia, the others are northerly which ought to favor US more (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND. 6170, RNZI came on a few sex before 1300 UT Monday July 26 with Bell Bird, timesignal and news. Poor signal with a sesquihour of sunshine on this end of the path, and worse for Mailbox, checked at 1341 as after music break, Myra Oh was welcoming Adrian Sainsbury back from another big trip, an 8-week holiday to Europe bypassing the troubles in Bangkok, but including a Mediterranean cruise. As usual I have to go back and listen to it later online for perfect reception:
including Part II of David Ricquish`s feature on history of broadcasting in PNG.

Adrian says he had planned to retire in January, but will be staying on a while longer at RNZI. Looks like a youngfellow, far from retirement age at

And also previous show with Part I of Ricquish`s PNG feature:
As of July 26, the link for this at
is dated June 13 --- is that correct? What happened to the two intervening fortnightly shows? Apparently into black hole, as at the end of the older mailbox2 file Myra did say ``back in two weeks with DX report from Bryan Clark``, but the other, new file has Ricquish again, not Clark (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA [and non]. 1580, KOKB Blackwell still open carrier Monday July 26 at 1305 UT, so I listen to the undersignals, mixture of several, none in Spanish, producing multiple subaudible heterodynes. Mostly talk tho heard a bit of C&W music too; sportstalk dominated at 1311, not // ESPN KCRC 1390. 1315 with phone number 419-something; 1316 ad with area code 303 heard twice, i.e. KKKK in Colorado. At 1338 promo mentioned Fox Sports Radio, but not // KOKP 1020, so there is definitely some other station with FS on 1580 now. Next check 1357, KOKB had come to life with overmodulation outblotting the rest (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN [non]. 15170, REE, Monday July 26 at 1242 expected to hear token news in Catalan, but music fill instead, // 5970. Wonder if COSTA RICA lost feed from Spain, but 17595 not audible yet to compare. However, at 1246 Galician was on, so the lost feed was from Barcelona to Madrid (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Re my previous report of KPBI-DT 34 in Eureka Springs AR, it`s not new at all, despite FCC TV Query showing it only as a CP. So much for relying on official FCC info. Fritze H Prentice Jr in Star City AR says,

``Glenn, KPBI-DT *34* Eureka Springs AR (PSIP and actual) has been on the air for nearly a year. It went silent June 12, 2009 because it had to flash cut but did not have its DTV facility ready.

KPBI 34 Eureka Springs AR went silent on June 12, 2009 (as an analog)
and reactivated as a digital station (KPBI had no companion // DTV
channel) in early August 2009. I logged KPBI 34 as a DTV on August 25, 2009. I blogged about this via DFLCA (with a screenshot)

Interesting, although the COL for KPBI is Eureka Springs, Eureka Springs is actually in the Springfield MO TV market. Neither KNWA, nor KPBI were carried on COX cable in ES as of last November. KPBI was previously a MyNetwork TV affiliate for NW Arkansas but that service has gone over to a subchannel of KFSM-DT 18 ("5-2").

I hope this clears things up, Glenn, that was a fantastic catch from Enid (OK) --- Fritze H Prentice Jr, KC5KBV, Star City, AR`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###