martedì 18 gennaio 2011

Glenn Hauser logs January 18, 2011

** CUBA [non]. 7210-LSB, had not heard anti-Castro rants from N1NR lately, but there he is Jan 18 at 1409 with ``regimen opresiva castrista``. Long pauses as his contacts were supposedly replying, but not audible here, so duplex on another frequency, or is he just pretending to be in contacts with imaginary friends, to justify his rants as non-broadcasts? 1415 finally heard someone reply.

Then he discusses connexion between ``left`` (izquierdo) and ``sinister`` from Latin. N1NR is Nelson Roig, in Bushkill PA. Had some CCI from a broadcaster in Japanese, CRI via Xian during this hour only. Aoki shows no 500 kW CRI at 12-14, but 20 kW from Yunnan and Vietnam, 100 kW from Eritrea. I used to hear him during the 12 UT hour, at least during DST (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. 9525-, VOI Tuesday Jan 18 at 1310 in English with news items alternating from Jakarta and Banjarmasin, being Exotic Indonesia excursion day. Few IADs this time! Caught better 9525- VG signal cutting music and off abruptly at 1501* after Indonesian hour (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also PHILIPPINES

** KOREA NORTH [non]. 5910, Shiokaze, Tuesday Jan 18 at 1403, fair signal in Japanese today, with characteristic stingers between items (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 640, WWLS Moore, IBOC is still/again off, at 1345 UT check Jan 18. I still don`t dare to hope they have nixed it permanently, tho it did happen more than a year ago with another CC station at 50 Penn Place, OKC, KTOK 1000. Right: at 1650, IBOC is back on 640 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1530, Jan 18 at 1350 UT, Spanish with report from Mari Sánchez about fútbol in Tampico, Poza Rica, so is it KGBT or an XE? No, it`s E/W so likely the Tulsa market, serving to block local daytime reception there of KOKC 1520. At 1352, plug calcomanía de Qué Buena 15-30; adstring mostly by super-hyper voice actor who must be making a mint, heard all over US and Mexico, including:

1353 La Maquinaria Norteña appearing in concert Jan 21; 1356 Cambio de Cheques El Paisano. 1359 inserts ID as ``KXTD, Tulsa``, KXTD pronounced in English, Tulsa in Spanish. Trouble is, city of license is Wagoner, not heard mentioned. Dominant but with slow SAH of about 1 Hz from algo. Googling confirms they spell it Que, rather than Ke, so qudos for qeeping good Spanish alive. It should really be Qué, imperatively. However, it`s exhausting to listen to this guy; give it a rest. He starts the next word before the previous drawn-out one fully decays, obviously edited to overlap (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PHILIPPINES. 9570, seems R. Blagovest via RVA is really gone: Jan 18 at 1458 there is a carrier, but nothing develops when it used to come in well from 1500. Still nothing at 1515, 1528 chex.

How is propagation from Philippines today? 9760, Jan 18 at 1501 good open carrier, surely VOA Tinang, but off at 1503*, on for a few sex only at 1504.5, never any modulation; apparently gave up trying to keep the transmitter on. Still nothing at 1528. See also INDONESIA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** RUSSIA. 6075, Jan 18 at 1359, nothing but motorboating audible from R. Rossii, 1400 six-pip TS, mb carrier on until 1401:30* and still no sign of 8GAL on 6074. Last few winters that was still being heard in January. Wolfgang Büschel reminds us that the transmitter site irresponsible for this 6075 mess is Yelizovo, pertaining to Petropavlovsk/Kamchatskiy. It also makes a rumble under DW 6075 here from 0600 or earlier (Glenn Hauer, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 11780, UT Tue Jan 18 at 0113, REE IS clearly audible, somewhat atop co-channel RNA Brasília! RNA is normally quite strong, but not tonight. This is REE`s weekly Sephardic service to SAm, 0115-0145, colliding in its target area as well as here.

I have yet to see a single report from S America about how this works out; interest appears to be nil. Some Brazilians do complain of poor reception of RNA on 11780, but that`s because they are in the skip zone, too close to Brasília, so perhaps REE can dominate there, but being on a clear frequency such as previously listed/announced 11795 would be preferable, duh (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U K [non]. 11860, BBCWS news hour in English, Jan 18 at 1318, on flooding spreading to Horsham NSW, and northern Victoria. Good signal but some ACI from WYFR 11855, and also some crackle around the channel, perhaps spursplat from DCJC on 11930 against Martí. Latest HFCC update still does not account for this transmission, so we still assume it is a runover from the 12-13 relay via GUIANA FRENCH. No sign of Poland in English via Woofferton which should have 11860 to itself during this hour (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST

** U S A [and non]. 9405, presumed WINB the source of a JBA carrier, Jan 18 at 0632. In the wildly variable nightmiddle conditions on 31m, this time, all US stations are quite weak, even WYFR, WTJC; but BBC 9410 was fair, Ascension during this hour only. Before 0600 it`s Cyprus (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5755, WTWW dead air Jan 18 at 0641, but 0642 cut on PPP in progress. Seems SFAW HQ in CO still can`t keep a reliable feed going (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. Again Jan 18 I am looking for VOA`s ``Border Crossings``. Today, no signal on 12150 from SRI LANKA at 1527, and very poor from Lampertheim on 12055 vs WEWN 12050. See also PHILIPPINES (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1360, Jan 18 at 1330 UT, ``La Poderosa 13-60``, 7 y media timecheck, hi today 52, plus extended forecast. Ergo it`s not in México, but could not detect any other meteorological clues. 1334 traffic report concerning Grapevine, Fort Worth, so it`s KMNY Hurst TX (studio address: Dallas), which is indeed powerful, having managed to attain 50 kW on what used to be considered a regional 5-kW-limit channel, but highly direxional. On the FRG-7 with longwire E-W, badly oriented for this, but stayed atop the jumble for a while. NRC AM Log shows format as Spanish religion, but none such heard while I listened, a welcome weatherly respite (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1370, as I tune across Jan 18 at 0640 UT on the portable DX-398, ID as ``This is KSEN(?) Country``, loops north/south. The only thing that resembles phonetically in the 2010-2011 NRC AM Log is: KSUM, Fairmont MN, which is indeed C&W format, 1000/1000 U4. And the NRC Pattern Book shows day and night patterns` major lobe is NNE, minor lobe opposite (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###