giovedì 28 ottobre 2010

Glenn Hauser logs October 27, 2010

** EQUATORIAL GUINEA. 6250.0, RNGE on earlier than usual, 0536 Oct 27, S9+18 mentioning some numbers in Spanish, dios, so maybe citing Bible verses. This time I take referential frequency measurements by two methods. On the YB-400, zeroed to WWV, with BFO and then stepping up and down 6249-6251, it sounds right on. On FRG-7, compared to whatever is on 1250, it again seems a tad on the low side (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUATEMALA. 4052.4, R. Verdad back close to its original frequency, a bit off nominal 4052.5, Oct 27 at 0518 fair with hymn, S9+12 and one can certainly tell the difference between this 500 watts, and the temporary 50 watts which had been on 4055. However, it`s still too weak for easy listening here, but should be good in the region, and maybe further with better conditions. 0529 sounded like Johnny Cash with hymn to the tune of ``We Shall Not Be Moved``, with guitar; modulation a bit muffled. Also audible around 1155. We had just received the good news from Dr. Madrid (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) Viz.:

GREAT, Radio Truth is on the air again on short wave, with 500 watts of power, at 4052.5 kHz, after over two years being off the air, due to the awful harm done by a lightning strike on the 21st of September 2008, thanks to Engineer Ralph Borthwick, from Canada.

We'll appreciate it if you report our signal during these days, on which we'll be making all necessary adjustments. Please distribute this information (Dr. Édgar Amílcar Madrid, Director and Manager, 0409 UT October 27, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 620, Oct 27 at 1206, after Mex NA, XEBU sign-on with calls twice, ``La Norteñita`` slogan, Chihuahua.

660, Oct 27 at 1214, 6:14 TC, ``en La Tremenda``, atención Agua Nueva, obits after barbacoa ad. Slogan belongs to XEACB, Ciudad Delicias, Chih (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1010, Oct 27 at 1357, from NW/SE, farm report, ad for corn maze (get it?) S of Atwood on hiway 63, business report. Figured it was KSIR Brush-Fort Morgan CO, and the maze location fits nearby (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 930, Oct 27 at 1203, CBS News (in English) in WKY null. Best bet is KWOC Poplar Bluff MO, listed by NRC as CBS and close to right angle from OKC (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. TP MW carrier search Oct 27 at 1221: JBA on 747, 774, no doubt the usual NHKs. Today by force of will, I turned off the radio and got another sesquihour of much-needed sleep (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###