martedì 6 luglio 2010

Glenn Hauser logs July 5-6, 2010

** ANTARCTICA. 15476, LRA36, 1339 July 6 very weak but some talk audio detectable (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. Es TVDX July 5 at 2249 UT up to channel 4 from NNW including:
2250, ch 4, Dr Phil. Fits listing for CFCN-TV Calgary.
2251, ch 2, Rachael Ray. Fits for CKAL-TV-1 Lethbridge, on CITY network, 100 kW relay of CKAL-TV ch 5 Calgary. Only CITY in area.
2251, ch 3, CBC English, bug LR, 10 kHz CCI with CBC French audio. English would be one of two southern SK stations; French, SK, AB or MB: too many possibilities.

July 6 at 1618, English weakish signals on 2 and 4 from NNW.
1623, not 2 but 4 is in with kidshow in English, animated, letterboxed
1653, ch 3, kidshow live with farm animals, CBC bug LR
1655, ch 5, kidshow with turtle, CBC bug LR, probably same as above
1659, ch 2, Global bug LR with credit roll
Alberta, Saskatchewan no doubt (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake July 6, only found:
14700, poor at 1223
10500, fair at 1232

CNR1 jamming July 6:
15530, at 1335, plus motorboating, but vanished at 1337.
15520, a few sex later from *1337, jumped down from 15530 as presumably its target had. Now not only CNR1, motorboating noise, but also het as someone is off-frequency.

Like 15265 with het, seems this is additional tactic. Ron Howard suggests jamming has been ramped up now because of first anniversary of Urumqi uprising. However at 1342 the het was off, as target may have moved again. Confirmed the 15520 CNR1 was // 15265 but an echo apart. At 1400, 5+1 timesignal and off leaving 15520 open.

Today`s Aoki shows V. of Tibet on 15530, 131 degrees from Tashkent, UZBEKISTAN, 1330-1400 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) see also EAST TURKISTAN

** EAST TURKISTAN. Only ChiCom signals making it on 16m, July 6 at 1226 are CRI in Chinese on 17650, and English on 17490. But 17650 is much stronger than 17490, despite both being listed by Aoki with identical facilities: 500 kW, 308 degrees from Kashi-Saibagh 2022 site in TKS, 07545E, 3921N (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUAM. 12105, July 6 at 1210 English lesson for Chinese but mostly discussed in English by M&W, such as distinxion between cracked and broken; flaw. Spelt some words such as apologize with a zee. No overt or covert evangelism heard. 1227 address John or Fay, GPO Box 7600, Hong Kong. Fax 852 2457 6019. (which turns out to be entirely in Chinese). Then into Chinese only, but giving e-mail ending Good signal, no jamming, but by now CODAR is bothering under. Never heard an ID but it`s KSDA with AWR`s Voice of Hope for China service (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. 9525.9, VOI Exotic Indonesia joint program with RRI Banjarmasin, since it`s Tuesday, July 6. Listened from 1300 to 1330, excusing myself from taking copious notes. Good clear signal and modulation. Did hear mentioned by the guy there, who also gave his full name once but as usual could not copy it. He`s probably among the staff pictured with their zodiak signs under Crew on the Air at
where I do not find any Mahendras. VOI website has lots of stuff but slow-loading and don`t find anything about Exotic Indonesia program or Banjarmasin, and there is no search funxion.

Homepage does start playing audio (English at 1655, news headlines at 1700 but soon back to music unlike the 1300 show) whether you want it or not, and then you lose it navigating onward. But it may resume after a while via another embedded player on the next page (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** LIBERIA [and non]. 4025-, July 6 at 0617, JBA carrier slightly low compared to Cuba 5025; also the unID on 6025- matching 4025 offset (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PAPUA NEW GUINEA. 3905, July 6 at 1153 music, no QRhaM at first but quickly fading and losing to SSB on the side. Presumed R. New Ireland, Kavieng. LSR in Enid is edging later now, 1120 UT (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Heavy tropo brought in the Wichita KS market DTV stations UT July 6 at 0545. I was getting KAKE-TV not only on RF channel 21 but also on RF channel 10. Confirmed same programming // by manual tuning on the Zenith DTV converter --- and `zooms` could be set individually. So KAKE is running both VHF and UHF, like KWTV in OKC still is, 9 + 39.

FCC service area maps show slightly greater range, almost to Medford OK in our direxion, on ch 10, than on ch 21. But the ch 21 signal was still stronger on my antenna. Altho KWTV IDs RF 9 as 9-1 and RF 39 as 9-2, KAKE has the identical 10-1 PSIP label on both of them! That must really confuse viewers. Infomercial, but weather crawler including translator IDs.

Getting KAKE really on 10 led me to try once more for KPTS on RF 8, the PBS station in Hutchinson/Wichita I have had problems decoding before. There it is, solid KPTS-D1 8-1 with main channel National Business Report; KPTS-D2 8-2 with Explore; KPTS-D3 8-3 with Create. At the TOH break, KPTS IDs and promotions, so these are not just plugging into alternate PBS feeds, tho OETA also has a Create channel not on air but available on large cable systems only. Have not investigated whether programming is //.

After 0600, 8-2 Explore had Charlie Rose, and proper aspect ratio unfattening faces could be achieved only by the Squeeze option on the `Zoom`! Was it being transmitted erroneously, or is Squeeze there just for such contingencies, but why?

KWCH RF 19, 12-2 with weather, also plugging availability on KFDI radio, i.e. 101.3, no longer 1070 AM.

Other W/H stations were also in well on RF 26, 31, 35, but strangely enough, 45 KSNW was not showing any signal. I feared my local analog translator K45EJ might be back on blocking it and 45 KOTV Tulsa, but it was not. (However next morning at 1525, tuning to analog 45 I see some kind of 2-way RF QRM cutting on and off darkening the screen. And on my DTV monitor, RF 45 had KSNW pings like previously reported from airplane scatter, correlating with jet engine noise overhead. Or maybe I should call them pongs, longer than pings holding decode for 1-2 seconds.) Around 1700 I still get these with antenna NNW toward SK/AB. So the planes can reflect KSNW without being directly between us.

Back at 0600+ UT, other DTV signals with antenna north too weak to decode were on 12, 17, 18, 22, 30, 34, 46. Of which per W9WI, 18, 34 and 46 are not Kansans. Some of the others probably Great Bend, Salina (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VATICAN [non]. 9830, R. Vaticana (sic, not Vaticano) in Spanish via Sackville, CANADA, VG signal atop annoying continuous RTTY, July 6 at 1159, with contact address. Transmitter break of a few seconds as if making beamswitch but probably coincidental failure. Still no English as on schedule at 1200, but into another Spanish show, ``Un proverbio para la vida``, today ``La letra con sangre entra``, once a Catholic school rule endorsing corporal punishment, but now allegedly replaced by verbal/psychological punishment which still may degrade students` self-respect. Yup, HQ still thinx they have English at 1200 Mon-Sat:
Is Fr. Lombardi too busy defending the pope to bother with such details? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9625, July 6 at 0623 less-than 1 kHz tone test, on AM + DSB so not a het, fair signal with little fading. Nothing scheduled now, but up next at 0700 is Channel Africa (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###