domenica 3 luglio 2011

Glenn Hauser logs July 2, 2011

** CHINA. Firedrake July 2:
10300, fair at 1255, 1342
11500, good at 1233, 1259; gone at 1342
12025, very poor at 1314, JBA at 1339 // 12980. Unusual frequency; Aoki shows target is RFA in Tibetan via Kuwait during this hour only, inaudible here
12980, very good at 1339
13920, very good at 1236, 1337
13970, good at 1236; very good at 1337
14970, fair-good at 1240; good at 1337
15275, poor at 1358 // 12980
15525, very poor at 1359 // 12980; off at 1402 recheck nor anywhere
15900, very good at 1331; VG until 1400:00, carrier until 1400:04*
16980, JBA at 1249 with flutter; poor-very poor at 1331

** CUBA. 15360, Saturday July 2 at 1244-1245, Arnaldo Coro with one of his drop-in commentaries for RHC magazine shows, about Radio Reloj. Says the 4-8 am program `El Matutino` outrates the other Cuban networks, (which would include `Haciendo Radio` on R. Rebelde, and `Despertar con Cuba` on RHC itself); RR is a ``school for announcers`` and sets a fine example of elocution, Spanish spoken properly. Has been on the air since 1947; maybe this is prompted by an anniversary, which Cuban stations self-promote every year whether or not they be multiples of 5 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KURDISTAN [non]. 11530, another check for V. of Mesopotamia, July 2 at 1341, clear frequency with absolutely no carrier. Wolfgang Büschel confirms it`s still on the air but:

``UKRAINE {to Kurdistan} TDP brokered V. of Mesopotamia S=8 signal noted here in CeEUR at 1815 UT in like Arabic{?} language, - though out of main lobe from Ukraine tx site -, June 30. Program to 25 million Kurds in Iran, Iraq, Turkey, Syria. 73 wolfy (Wolfgang Büschel, Stuttgart, dxldyg via DX LISTENING DIGEST 11-26)``

and Kai Ludwig in Germany says:
``The 11530 signal from Luch is pretty weak already here in Central Europe, close to a right angle to the beam (cf. the recent discussion about Miraya FM, same story). Thus it's no surprise that nothing can be heard anymore thousands of kilometres further away. Past receptions of Denge Mezopotamya in North America may date back to the previous use of Grigoriopol.``

But Brian Alexander in PA: ``KURDISTAN [non]. via Ukraine, 11530, Voice of Mesopotamia, *0400-0425, July 1, sign on with National Anthem followed by indigenous vocals. Kurdish instrumental music. Kurdish talk. Weak. Poor in noisy conditions. Must use ECSS-USB to avoid QRM from WEWN spur on approximately 11529`` (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO [and non]. July 2 signs of Es on HF earlier, so at 1441 UT I turn on the analog TV. Mix of stations on channel 2 with Spanish music, 3, 6 at first.

1450 on 2, mixing with another program, some fast Morse code is sent, uncopied. Sounds like on regular TV modulation mode, i.e. FM audio, but could it have been a US translator ID, or part of some Mexican program?

1458 on 2, news show with bug in lower right:
LAS >>>>
21. 9:58
[I have problems getting the degree symbol to show and stay]

1459, same has in lower left: EL MARTEL / Tel. 84 00 9503. I am certain of the phone number, but nothing productive googled. Then Televisa logo in closing credit. 1500 into a kid show with no local ID seen. Character in costume, can`t figure out what animal it is supposed to be.

1500 on 4, comedy skit with Azteca Trece bug UR

1502 on 2, video for PUASSANCE, impotence infomercial, confirmed by Googling. Evidently this trade name is deliberately misspelt French, from Puissance = Power. But audio from the kid show above.

1503 on 3, net-5 toon

1503 on 5, briefly sombrero movie

1513 on 3, medical(?) discussion with large 3 bug in UR and below it 10:13 and temp. Suspect common XHP Puebla, an originator on 3.

1532 on 2, kidshow with UR bug, the word canal below a cloud(?); did not see a tu before the canal. Opening gone by 1545.

Since DX Sherlock, back in service, showed 6m activity from these parts to the Caribbean, SE direxion rather than Mexico, I turned toward there, but no, all I am getting on TV is from Mexican direxion. I never get anything even from Cuba, altho should not be that hard, Habana at 1300+ miles. Trouble is, Mexico always seems to be coming in with multiple signals when anything from further might be underneath.

Also, I meant to mention with my Canadian analog TV DX on UT Canada Day, and FM from ND, that with split antenna I was also monitoring 2 and 3 for the DTVs in South Dakota, but still no luck. They are a bit close for Es, altho I did get KOTA and KDLO many times in the analog era. KNOP in Nebraska which many have seen further away, is really too close for me.

Another intriguing anomaly is that during my Es opening from ND and MB, Bruce Winkelman in Tulsa was getting KMSR, 1520 in Mayville ND, at 0400-0417+ UT, atop KOKC OKC. It`s a daytimer, not even supposed to be on the air at night, but could that have been sporadic-E also affecting MW? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15825, July 2 at 1241, WWCR-1 up to S9+22 with screamer, overdubbed? But back in whack with no spur fields in the 15.4 or 15.6 MHz ranges. Not too much splatter either around 15825, but the always present plus/minus 16.4 kHz much weaker parasitic carriers with same modulation audible upon them, 15809.4, 15840.6.

As I would find on TV later, Es was in from Mexico again, but on HF the affected area is much wider (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 20000, July 2 at 1333, WWV with good signal tnx to sporadic-E/short skip, normally inaudible here. So I also check 25950 for KOA remote unit but unheard, under 500 miles from Denver (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6305, July 2 at 0540, some weak music. This is a well-known Euro-pirate frequency, tho it`s a bit late to propagate now; I doze but at 0617 hear an American-accented ID giving gmail address sounding like Radiosená. No doubt that`s not correct. Did anyone else get a definite? FRW logs on 6305 not since May 9 with R. Merlin International, March 26 with R. Powerline International at other dayparts. Nor is there anything recent on FRN Grapevine logs. I was tuning around here vainly for SASASAM on 6297.1 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 13359, 24 hours after previous log of Korean(?) clandestine and VFO jamming, nothing July 2 at 1238 or 1303-1330 except very weak stable carriers circa 13359, 13358, which could be from local devices. Occasional SSB on lo side, with selcalls, flight levels, etc. This is, after all, supposed to be an aero band. Need to keep checking following days. VOK was propagating well enough on 13760 at 1312 in English, CCI (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###