giovedì 1 luglio 2010

Glenn Hauser logs June 29-30, 2010

** CANADA. I had `hoped` the TVDX opening was over as I dispatched my last report, but it lingered, so continuing, June 29:

1812 UT on 2, Calgary local noon news in UT-6 MDT zone; 1818 promo Global-Calgary, i.e. CICT.

1812 UR on 4, local news; 1815 mention Alberta Health Services, i.e. CFCN Calgary; recheck 1854, local weather for different cities, M&W anchors; 1859 a bit from Aasif on The Daily Show as stinger. After that, opening does disappear (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake check June 30 at 1352-1400: nothing except possibly JBA on 13970. Anyhow, note that Sound of Hope, and consequently Firedrake have been good boys for quite some time keeping out of the 20m hamband (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. I was resting the afternoon of Tuesday June 29, so turned on RHC`s secret English broadcast of 20-21 UT on 11760. At 2039 the new, leaner, DXers Unlimited started, with Arnie talking about the future of shortwave, causing me to doze off, but woke in time to note he finished at 2050, total 11 minutes (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** HONDURAS. 3340, haven`t heard HRMI in some weeks, but hymn in Spanish and announcement at 0546 June 30, could be made out among the summer QRN; much weaker than REE Costa Rica neighbor 3350. Several other reports of HRMI in mid-June but I think not always on the air this late, or at all (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. 9526-, VOI, June 30 at 1350, JBA carrier. It sure varies a lot day to day (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. Since the low-VHF band, channels 2-6, was full of TV DX from Mexico, FM too was likely, so switched to that June 30 at 1551. (It is inconvenient for me logistically to do both at same time.) Started tuning up the FM band, but no DX signals found until:

1555 on 97.7, music in Spanish with RDS scrolling playlist, such as Caballo, but soon fade out; 1601 back in with more music titles on RDS. 1603, RDS (presumably same station) now shows TEMP 24C during ad for Plaza Sendero. Then RDS changes to CALIENTE, ad mentions ``atención, San Luís Potosí``, more in adstring for ropa colombiana. 1607 finally full audio ID ``XHSNP, desde San Luís Potosí, 50,000 watts de potencia, La Caliente`` while RDS just shows XHSNP (I was not sure of call until I could read it, not XHFMP, nor XHSLP.) Chex with Emisoras de FM.

1556 on 96.5, some music in Spanish overriding Tulsa. 1602 ad for fraccionamiento Lagos de Puente Moreno; $tereo cuts in and out as signal fades, but no RDS. Google immediately locates this as a fancy housing development at Medellín de Bravo just south of Veracruz city. The only Veracruz station on 96.5 in Emisoras de FM is XHRN, Veracruz city, Ke Buena. [what`s this K business, anyway, in Spanish? Probably for trademark reasons avoids QU.].

Altho TVDX continued from that area of Mexico, FM DX began to dominate via a separate sporadic E opening from 90 degrees away, North Carolina; Mexican TV and US FM logs will be compiled for the next report (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9955, WRMI, Tuesday June 29 at 2104 in Spanish DX program, Historias de Radio by Daniel Camporini; fair-poor, no jamming audible unlike most days at this hour e.g. when English DX program WORLD OF RADIO is on; try Thursday. Tnx a lot, Arnie! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17362-SSB, just as I tuned by at 1400 June 30, hurricane warning for south Texas by halting robo-YL-voice; soon moved on to eastern N Pacific where things are relatively quiet. 1403 short traffic list; lost sailor`s last known position in the Strait of Magellan, callsign JE6BBF – sounds like a ham. 1404 standing by for calls, ID mumbled, I think as KLB (Kent WA) but could be WLO Mobile AL co-transmitter (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 13640, strong open carrier with slight hum (generator?), June 30 at 1356-1357*. Usual suspect on this frequency is TDF, Montsinéry, GUIANA FRENCH, normally ending at 1230, but forgot to cut carrier or back on with test (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###