lunedì 5 luglio 2010

Glenn Hauser logs July 3-5, 2010

** ANTARCTICA. 15476+, LRA36, Monday July 5 at 1405 very weak but some music and talk audible on carrier which is slightly hi in frequency (As I determine by zero-beating YB-400 BFO to WWV 10000, then with BFO still on, stepping one kHz up and down from 15476, and noting slightly lower pitch when on 15477 than when on 15475; same technique for Indonesia 9526-) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. Long Es TV DX opening Saturday July 3, mixed with MEXICO q.v. but I mostly leave antenna northwards; all times UT:

1408 ch 3, World Cup in French. First assumption here for CBC French on 3 is always CBWFT Winnipeg at ideal skip distance and seen countless times before, but local IDs scarce.

Per there are two more further north in Manitoba, one each in Saskatchewan and Alberta, none in Ontario, some in Québec. Also at 1502.

1502 ch 5, from NE, WC in English from CBC // ch 2. No CCI on 5. Four ch 5 stations from one end of Ontario to the other, the furthest NE being CBLT Toronto but can`t be sure of peak direxion.

1504 ch 4, ad in English mixing with CBC WC

1505 ch 6, MUF up to here briefly, looks like WC video, CBC

1522 ch 3, WC in English over French; CBC

1526 ch 2, Scotiabank ad (all over Canada, not just NS)

1529 ch 2, non-WC show starts with G rating in maple leaf, UL. Global in LR. 1536 so it`s CKND2 in Manitoba. 1549 infomercial(?) is about boats; 1547 hotht hath a lithp

1609 ch 5, NNW, WC interviewing kidfans in English; one of CBC Sasks

1614 ch 5, CBC reopening WC coverage with sponsor credits including CIBC, // 6 and 3, but next match is not until 1800 UT Paraguay vs Spain. 1619 Corona Extra ad sponsoring closed-captioning (yes, Canada, not Mexico); now better on ch 3 in English

1629 ch 5, CBC bug in UR instead of LR, closing WC feature show until ``2 ET``. 1630 PG rating UL in maple leaf, for Rick Mercer Report

1705 ch 2 north, Simpsons VG in English; Global LR; still at 1756.

1705 ch 5, equestrian performances; cannot spot a bug. Net what? I did not search Sat online listings in time before deleted 24 hours later. Also at 1736 on ch 6 with CCI = co-channel interference I explain once

1800 ch 6, CBC World Cup

1856 ch 2 NW, Family Guy baby has CK on his diaper, so Regina? Two letters ``CK`` is not a sufficient ID, but try to convince CKCK of that. No:

1859 ch 2, Family Guy ending, chex for CKND2 Manitoba sked, not CKCK.

1900 ch 2, starting CBS golf coverage but other sports headlines first with clip of Wimbledon, NBC bug UR. 1902 into CBS` AT&T National golf show complete with US patriotic comments, not a word about Canada Day weekend! This is scheduled on Global net, i.e. CKND2. Strange to be watching Es TVDX from CBS in analog!

2227 ch 4, northerly, weather about Alberta, BC; 2228 CBC promo. Probably national show. Many thin beat bars reveal this ch 4 is offset plus or minus against an opposite one, i.e. not zero offset. CBKT1, minus and CBKST11, plus in Sask would fit.

2230 ch 4 above has 20 CCI from Global. CFSK in Sask is zero offset, so instead it must be CHFD Thunder Bay Ont, minus (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake July 5, started searching upwards at 1305.
14700, not at first but good at 1358; to open carrier at 1400
14960, fair at 1358; moved from 14980? To open carrier at 1400
14980, fair at 1313, gone at 1339
15140, good at 1339; was not there before 1330. Off at 1400
16100, fair at 1318, none higher; gone at 1353

At 1443-1448 July 5, no Firedrake found 10-18 MHz except:
10500, poor at 1446.

I notice that most editors find these Firedrake observations of little or no interest: by-frequency log reports omit them, making the info difficult to reference later. Someone should at least maintain a master list of every Firedrake frequency ever monitored (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. Later July 4 I checked 12 MHz again for RHC spurs; by 2015, fundamental 12030 was much stronger and so the 12000, 12060 sideshows were clearly audible too (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GERMANY [non]. 15460, July 5 at 1408 YL with news of VP Biden in uncertain language, 1409 DW ID and jingle. It`s Amharic via RWANDA, 1400-1457. Poor signal but no jamming audible (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. Es TVDX July 3: mostly CANADA, q.v. but some from the south in Spanish too, all times UT. Antenna direxions are approximate and may be misleading:

1408 ch 2, SSE World Cup in Spanish, presumably net-2
1500 ch 4, rtv promos, i.e. XHGV-TV Las Lajas, Veracruz
1509 ch 4, SSE, toons from net-5, also 1510 // channel 3
1510 ch 2, SSE, WC // channel 4 mixing with toons
1615 ch 3 // 4 toons so net 5, audio a reverb apart on two TVs
1800 ch 2, movie in English (? subtitled?) briefly, net-5 bug
1939 ch 2, from south, dubbed movie, net-7 bug in UR
2118 ch 3, from south, 4TV Televisa deportes promo

Es July 4: bits in and out, mostly out. At 1619 UT channel 2 fade-in from south, FITNESS infomercial in Spanish, looks like TFP follows FITNESS but pronounced ``tep`` so the bottom bar of the E apparently in different color washing out. Incredibly phony-enthusiastic screaming announcer. Device priced in pesos at $299 [the `dollar` sign means pesos in México, while if they really mean dollars, it`s ``dlls.``, `` -EU``, ``USD`` or something like that]. 1622 phone number on screen is 01 (55) 41 60 45 62.

Then at 1630 another phone number preficed ``Gdl.`` as in Guadalajara, 50 04 01 03. So it`s TVT, XEWO-TV. Apparently another infomercial starting, looks like AB Circle pro, i.e. for abs.

At 1630 on channel 4 // 3, Spongebob from net 5 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. The Crystal Ship notified he would be back on early UT July 5 on 6862, to avoid WYFR 6875 later. I tuned in at 0056 and at first heard nothing, then some AM music buried in the noise level; just signed on? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15550-USB, WJHR Milton FL, ID at presumed early sign-on 1359 July 5, hymn and at 1403 into preacher opening with prayer. God only knows why bother with such a signal (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###