venerdì 2 luglio 2010

Glenn Hauser logs June 30-July 2, 2010

** CHINA. Firedrake July 1: very poor propagation conditions, so at 1335-1345 between 8 and 19 MHz found only: 14700, very poor at 1341.

Even worse July 2: between 1320 and 1340, unfound anywhere 8-20 MHz (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. 9525.9, VOI managed a good signal and modulation July 2 during the 13-14 English hour, with usual features including Indonesian Wonder (singular), Music Corner; hit by het from China 9525.0 shortly after 1357 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** JAPAN [non]. 11655, NHKWNRJ via CANADA, with another Friday-night US oldies music show, July 2 at 1410 with ``Summer Holiday`` and ``Congratulations and Jubilations`` by Cliff Richard; 1417 ``Downtown`` by Pet Clark; 1420 ``Don`t Treat Me Like a Child`` by ??; 1423 ``Those Were the Days`` by Mary Hopkin; 1428 ``As Tears Go By``; 1430 ``Don`t Have to Say You Love Me`` by Dusty Springfield. Every 3 songs or so, confidential Japanese YL DJ would back-announce; 1442 on to jazz piano music with OM DJ, including 1448 ``Battle Hymn of the Republic`` rather trivialized. 1458 cut off the air (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** LIBERIA. Another, JBA-carrier-only detexion of presumed Star Radio, 4025-, July 2 at 0545, as usual slightly low compared to Cuba 5025 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. Sporadic E TV DX opening June 30, in UT:

1440 on 2, Azteca 7 promo: six possible, but from skip area most likely Tampico or Campeche. Audio CCI from station with louder modulation, XHY Mérida? Also CCI from sweetener ad in English, likely XHRIO Matamoros.

1451 on 2, hurricane report in Spanish from Matamoros, but more likely really from Tampico station XHTAU, also threatened area.

1451 on 3 and 4, // with toons, net-5.

1451 on 5, Soriana department store ad; 1452 news of Veracruz, TeleVer promo, so XHAJ Las Lajas.

1500 on 6, ad for DERMOND – what`s that?

1501 on 5, Woody Woodpecker toon, net-5, maybe XHGC México DF itself.

1505 on 5, FRINGE ad, program promos for Canal 5, PSA for Diputados, PRI political ad, promo for Bécalos, MX Iniciativa; 1508 back to Woody.

One sees the word Bécalos constantly on screen as background in some live shows, so what is it? Google translates it as a scholarship program, and no doubt missing from Azteca nets:

``The Association of Banks of Mexico, the country's biggest banks  and Fundación Televisa conducted an alliance in 2006 to Bécalos program in order to benefit thousands of students and teachers and, through them, build a better society a country fair, competitive, able to cope with the strength given by the knowledge challenges of change, growth and development.``

1507 on 4, Bécalos with a panel/game show; digital CDT clock at LR. 1509 Bécalos visible on this channel with 4 bug in UR: that would be ``Matutino Express`` on XHTV. 1516 on 4, XHTV bug in UR, which has small italic ``tv`` at the bottom of a circle; 10:16 clock in LR, game show?

1508 on 2, ``hoy`` bug in LR: that`s the ``Today`` show from Televisa net-2 which runs from 9 am to noon local.

1538 on 5, Canal de las Estrellas (XEW-2 net) promo, ads.

1540 on 6, hair-styling-gizmo infomercial, with two alternating 8-digit phone numbers, one of which is 1084 9441, I think. At 1543 more of same, sounds like it`s dubbed; other phone starts with 8311. Don`t find any likely listings in TV Guide for the DF network stations.

1541 on 4 // 5, Farmacias de Ahorro live ad by M&W in studio, net 4? Audio quality different on the two channels.

By 1552 I suspended TV monitoring for FM, and IDed two Mexican stations as in previous report, then North Carolina as under USA. Resumed TV DX at 1640.

1640 on 3, talking about Puebla, and tv3 large italic bug in UR, so XHP.

1704 on 2, Azteca-7 net with Hurricane Alex info from Tamaulipas.

1912 on 2 from SSW, weak, ``se Vale`` game show, V like a check mark bug; 1924 same with TVT large bug in UR = XEWO Guadalajara. End of opening.

UT July 1:

0200 on 2, fade-in Spanish from south.

0215 on 2, from SW, Azteca-13 bug in UR, novela.

0215 on 4, Azteca 13 bug in UR, novela, but not // 2 --- different timezones? Too many possibilities.

[Glenn, as far as I've ever been able to figure out, there is only one feed for every Mexico network. What you probably had on 2 and 4 were the Chihuahua Azteca-13 relayers. XHCH-2 runs the direct network feed, while XHIT-4 reruns the schedule one hour later. This has been going on for several years. XHCH-2 does run a local program or two during daytime --- Danny Oglethorpe, Shreveport, LA, Mexico TV DX Tips]

0240 on 3, almost snow-free from WSW, 3 tu canal bug in LR, so XHBC Mexicali, but show in progress has Galavisión bug in UR; film about quick fixes for extreme sports injuries, some grafix in English, audio dubbed in Spanish; 0255 fading. XHBC is not mainly a Galavisión outlet but as the local Televisa station it can draw some programming from that and other Televisa networks. MUF does not make it to XHAQ-5; 3 fades out by 0255.

[Many of the programs on Televisa independents come from XHTV-4 (4TV).  Some of the independents also run a few programs from XEW, Canal Cinco, and Galavisión. I think the reason the Televisa local logos are so big is to cover the originating logos UR. As XHBC-3 and XHAB-7 put their logos LR, the network logos remain. XHY-2 has left the 4TV logo uncovered for years --- Danny Oglethorpe, Shreveport, LA, Mexico TV DX Tips]

0312 on 2, from south, Spanish ad for some phone plan (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NETHERLANDS [non]. 15525, RNW on the air again with soccer special via BONAIRE, July 2 at 1334, VG, except game is not playing at the moment; instead talk mixed with music, seems outroed as ``The Road To``. 1337 mention Port Elizabeth and vuvuzelas start sounding. By then I found unsynchronized // 15760 but much weaker. And at 1347 // 9420 also not synch, a couple sex behind 15525 and only poor, must have messed up Greece elsewhere. Sked via Wolfgang Büschel shows all three of these are Bonaire, 320 degrees on 15525 and 9420, 80 degrees on 15760. Since Netherlands went on to beat Brasil (!), we are in for more of these SW specials (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. Es FM DX sessions can also uncover new info about nearby stations: June 30 at 1623 UT I am looking for DX on 97.5, and hear a slogan as ``the all-new 97.5, The Line``, stereo rock. Where`s that? Google leads to Alva OK, KPAK, formerly ``The Rock`` as in FM Atlas XXI. I suppose ``The Line`` is alluding to some stupid ballgame, but certainly more distinctive than ``The Rock`` for DX IDing (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** UKRAINE. RUI was reported back on SW as of July 1, so I tried to hear it on 7440 instead of VOR during the 00-01 UT hour July 2, when English to NAm was previously scheduled. At 0015 check, a weak signal only on 7440, too poor to tell if it`s RUI, but unseems // 9890 VOR. Kai Ludwig in Germany confirms that RUI has resumed this broadcast, plus Ukrainian at 01-02 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO monitoring chex: Thursday July 1 at 1501, starting new #1519 on WRMI webcast, but when I check 9955 at 1516 all I hear is another voice in another language --- hmm, it`s Russian, so YFR as scheduled via Taiwan also on 9955; no sign of WRMI, off the air? No jamming, anyway. Jeff White was not aware of a power outage at this time. WOR 1519 also confirmed on WWRB 3185 webcast until 0400 UT Friday. Next: 2029 UT Friday on WWCR 15825 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. June 30 at 1440-1545 UT I was getting lots of Mexican TV DX channels 2-6, so then switched to FM, and IDed two on 97.7 and 96.5, as in previous report; but then separate Es opening from the east took over on FM (and there would have been US TV DX too if analog still existed, but lacking that I was not aware of the concurrent opening). Reference is FM Atlas XXI.

1559 on 90.5, jazz overcoming KNYD Tulsa, soon IDed as ``90.5 FM, WSNC Winston-Salem`` NC; 1600 jazz program from Pearl Station(?) in San Antonio.

1614 on 96.3, English, 4th-of-July car sale, get-motivated business seminar July 21; fades; 1616 mention Tennessee fans; the east TN 96.3 is WJBZ in Seymour between Knoxville and Gatlinburg, but only 2.9 kW; the NC 96.3 is in Morehead City, WRHT; too might have been WKSB Aiken SC, also serving Augusta GA.

1617 on 95.1, ``Fresh New Country, 95.1, WRNS`` singing ID. That`s Kinston NC. 1628 heard again with Pizza Hut ad, WRNS ID in passing.

1618 on 99.5, overriding OK C&W station, Pier One ad, sales ``not at Cole`s`` (?), stereo, Pepsi; 1619 fireworx ad ``downtown Burlington``, Walmart. 1620 YL weather for ``southern Piedmont``, ``Today`s 99-5, WMAG``. That`s High Point-Greensboro etc., NC.

1621 on 99.1, Chevy used cars, GM service ad; 1625 YL DJ with request phone number too fast to copy, stereo.

1624 on 97.7, ID in passing sounded like WETI, but only fit per FMA is WGTI, Duck NC.

1632 on 90.7, ``Fresh Air`` interview about Gulf platforms vs icebergs; static RDS shows WFAE-FM, i.e. Charlotte NC. FM DX continued, but I quit at 1633 to resume Mexican TVDX (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###