domenica 16 ottobre 2011

Glenn Hauser logs October 16, 2011

** CANADA. 9625, Oct 16 at 0533, strong open carrier with flutter, ACI from Spain/COSTA RICA 9630, no doubt Sackville once again kilowasting kilowatts after 0506* CBCNQ sign-off; see also COSTA RICA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 17545, Oct 16 at 1251, CNR1 with noise added, so it`s certainly jamming, but target unknown to us nor to Aoki:
17545 CNR 1 Jamming 1200-1300 1234567 Chinese CHN Jamming a11
Similar signal to all the Kashgar CRI stuff on 17490, 17650, etc. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake Oct 16, before 1300, with flutter:
16980, very good at 1252
16100, very good at 1252
15900, very good at 1254
15670, good atop CNR1 jamming at 1254; usually it`s CNR1 only
15525, poor at 1252 with hets on both sides
14970, very good at 1254; none in the 13s
12500, good at 1256
12230, very good at 1256; none in the 11s, 10s
 7970, very good at 1257

Before 1400:
17100, good at 1347, unusual spot, not 17170
16980, very good at 1347
16100, very good at 1347, exactly matches 17100 on 1 MHz shift
15970, very good at 1348
12500, good at 1353; none in the 14s, 13s, 11s, 10s, 9s, 8s
 7970, fair at 1357

** COSTA RICA. 9620-9640, Oct 16 at 0533, REE 9630 relay, always very strong, now is analog splattering +/- 10 kHz, over CBC 9625 carrier and onto another REE frequency, 9620 direct which finished at 0500 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUAM. 12105, Oct 16 at 1256, Chinese, fair signal, which is due NW from KSDA, no jamming today; a few minutes later only WTWW could be heard (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** JAPAN [and non]. 11730, Oct 16 until 0530 I hear a R. Japan closing with address in English, 0530 French sign-on. Unlike simultaneous Russian opening on 11715 with `Sakura`, French service always plays some other tune. 11730 has ACI from NZ 11725. Sites: 11730 is via France, but for W Africa; 11715 direct from Yamata. As for the English bit, must have been mistake in shift from 11970 also via Issoudun which has English at 0500-0530 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MAURITANIA. 7245 and 4845, Oct 16 at 0535, no IGIM on either. I am not always willing to stay up past 0600 to find if it come on. Bryan Clark in NZ did confirm it strong Oct 15 at 0603 by darkpath (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. Pre-sunrise MW DX Sunday Oct 16, with Cantú, then IRCA refs:

680, Oct 16 at 1202 UT, MDT/CST timecheck in Spanish, speaker mixing religion and sports right away, two of my unfavorite subjects, so onward to 700 below. TC means it is one of these two:
680 XEFO Éxtasis Digital Chihuahua, Chih. 5,000 250
680 XEFO Chih Chihuahua 1000 250 W Radio, Extasis Digital 1200-0100 JUV CIMA

680 XEORO La Mera Jefa + FM 93.7 Guasave, Sin. 1,000 500
680 XEORO Sin Guasave 1000 500 La Mera Jefa, X-E-oro 1200-0600 RAN RDIO

700, Oct 16 at 1203 UT, news, ID for R. Red, 1110 AM in the DF, then local ID for XEDKR, Radio Red, 700 AM, 10 mil watts, Guadalajara, Jalisco, ``la mejor radio . . . del Grupo Radio Centro``
700 XEDKR Radio Red AM Guadalajara, Jal. 10,000 150
700 XEDKR Jal Guadalajara 1000 1000 Radio RED 1200-0300 VAR OIR // XERED 1110 [note power disparity; WRTH: 1 kW; I could believe 10]

850, Oct 16 at 1207 UT, NA ending at tune-in, KOA nulled with SAH of 3 or 4 Hz, full ID for XEM, Chihuahua2, Renacimiento, ``la mejor selección de música ranchera y mariachi`` altho it`s really religious.
850 XEM Radio Renacimiento Chihuahua, Chih. 5,000 500
850 XEM Chih Chihuahua 5000 1000 Radio Éxitos, Renacimiento 8-50 1200-0600 MEX/NWS FIRM/GRD

870, Oct 16 circa 1209 UT, XETAR with three-slogan 29th anniversary promo ending with ``defendiendo la cultura``, then switch to native language
870 XETAR La Voz de la Sierra Tarahumara Guachochi, Chih. 10,000 D
870 XETAR Chih Chihuahua 10000 [D] La Voz de la Sierra Tarahumara 1200-0100 IND/RAN SRCI

1300, Oct 16 at 1229, Radio Trece ID, its own street address in Juárez, atop channel.
1300 XEP Radio 13 Cd. Juárez, Chih. 38,000 200
1300 XEP Chih Ciudad Juárez 50000 500 Radio 13, Radio Centro 24h VAR GRM/RAMA, Woody Woodpecker theme
(Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MONACO [non]. 5915, Oct 16 at 0541, TWR music-box IS // 7220 where I usually hear it plus Polish from 0545 to 0600. Aoki and HFCC show azimuths from `Monte Carlo` (axually Fontbonne, FRANCE) are 65 on 7220, which is toward Budapest! And 44 on 5915, which is more like it toward Poland. Perhaps they don`t have a really suitable antenna for Poland on the 7220 transmitter, which is anyhow stronger here. Extended to 0615 for Czech on Mon/Tue/Thu/Fri only; why not daily too? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 930, WKY, Sunday Oct 16 at 1212 UT, Spanish adstring first with SHVA about a gold buyer with Michoacana in its name, (but address in the SW quadrant of OKC); State Farm ad by a boychild (could have been a girl, except he was ``contento``, a clue you don`t get in English), another ad for Home Depot, ``sólo en Estados Unidos`` (in case anyone is DXing La Indomable south of the border, unlikely). 1213 ``Welcome back to Sunday Morning Magazine``, their format-busting pubaffs show in unaccented English. You`d think they could come up with a few commercials in English too (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ROMANIA. 17600, Sunday Oct 16 at 1310, RRI Chinese service playing Leroy Anderson`s ``Typewriter Song`` and again a minute or two later in presumed mailbag show. Chinese typewriters are/were extremely complicated, and surely could not zip along like this with a carriage-return bell every few sex! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 670, Sunday Oct 16 at 1154 UT, open carrier/dead air atop a Mexican station; no doubt WSCR, in maintenance? Or no one paying attention. Retune 1158, now wrapping up half-hour interview with Sen. Dick Durbin; was ``At Issue from, NewsRadio 780 and 105.9 FM WBBM!`` Then switch to WSCR ID and promos. Too late to check whether this or WSCR programming was on 780 at same time.

Finally found program schedule for WSCR at
currently showing specific dates. They claimed to be airing `Score Values` at 6-7 am [CDT] Sunday Oct 16. The equivalent WBBM website has no link to a schedule! Looks like studio-transmitters feeds of these two stations were mixed up (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENIG DIGEST)

** U S A. 680, Sunday Oct 16 at 1241 UT, cowboy poetry, then music, ``Powder River Queen``. Loops NNE/SSW, probably KFEQ St Joe MO, but yet another station which sees no need to post a complete program grid; this doesn`t even make their list of ``special programming`` besides farrightwingnut talkshows on weekdays, format-busting now:

** U S A. 850, Oct 16 at 1245, religious choral music from NW, surely still KOA, Sunday format-busting. KOA schedule merely says ``religious programming`` at 6-8 am Sundays [12-14 UT]
Then heard `Lutheran Hour` mentioned, and its website does show KOA at 6-7 am Sundays:

** U S A. 900, Oct 16 at 1246 UT, gospel music, mentions Homecoming Radio,

Is KSGL Wichita KS, after 1230 UT October sunrise power-up from 28 to 250 watts, and it does provide a program schedule for weekends at
but not starting until 8 am [1300 UT] with `Gaither Homecoming` which has above website. Altho with secular elements, it`s basically about southern gospel; homecoming presumably refers to wayward Christians, rather than fall college reunions with heavy sports emphasis. KSGL is reciprocally on the show`s affiliate list but which does not bother to include times (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGST)

** U S A. 910, Sunday Oct 16 at 1236 UT, talk show with local references to Salt Lake City, YL interviewing OM Rotarian. Even when you start with the KWDZ website
When you click on on-air-schedule, under Music, you get the network feed listings only.
That`s no help with another format-buster! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1150, Sunday Oct 16 at 1217 UT, Broadway tune from N/S, outro as Angela Lansbury for her birthday, then another by Ray Bolger for his, this week. Retune 1231, Salina ads on ``NewsRadio 11-50`` back to ``Dave Granby`s [?] Audiophonic Collection``, to play ``Ain`t Gonna Be More War`` from WW II. KSAL Salina KS website shows `The Bill Miller Show` Sundays 5-8 am CT, which appears to be similar, but not a match:
Anyhow, it`s another Sunday format-buster, hardly news (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15470-15840, range of extremely distorted WWCR 15825 splatter/spurs disrupting numerous other stations, Oct 16 at 1349; worst peak around 15630-15700. 15825 itself was overmodulated/distorted but readable (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTFIED. Trans-Pacific carrier scan Oct 16 at 1224 on DX-398 in USB found very weak ones at: 747, 774, 828, 972, 1053, 1134, 1287, 1566, 1575 (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)