venerdì 21 ottobre 2011

Glenn Hauser logs October 20-21, 2011

It`s not the end of the world, but I was in too big a hurry to get past Oct 21, making most of the dates wrong in my log report just posted! Throw it out and replace with:

** CHINA. Firedrake Oct 21, before 1300:
 7970, good at 1245
10300, good at 1256
11500, good at 1257
12230, good at 1257
12600, good at 1257
13970, good at 1258
14700, good at 1258
16100, good at 1259; None in the 15s, 17s or 18s before 1300

Before 1400:
16700, good at 1343; none in the 17s, 18s
15970, very good at 1343
15525, good at 1344, but cut to open carrier and off at 1345* --- Then did not find it on any other 15 MHz channel
13970, very good at 1347; none in the 14s
13850, very good at 1347, ACI de WWCR 13845; none in the 12s
10300, very good at 1350
 7970, poor at 1355

** GUATEMALA. 4055, Oct 21 at 0609, surprised to find R. Truth still on, as transmitter is normally turned off about now after multi-verse national anthem. Playing hymn in English ``Were You There?``, sounds like Johnny Cash. 0611.5 to 0614.5 two sesquiminutes of dead air as I awaited anything, then started ``The Lord`s Prayer`` in English. I guess they were just running late, and the multi-lingual sign-off, NA would eventually follow, up for which I did not stay (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDIA. 9425, Oct 21 at 1353, AIR National Channel with traditional music, fair and much better than // 9470 with heavy QRM from WTWW 9479 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. 9525-, Oct 21 at 1353, no signal again from VOI. It`s getting very irregular. Atsunori Ishida`s comprehensive monitoring at of this and all other Indonesian SW stations, not yet updated past Oct 20, shows the only date since Oct 15 when the 13-14 English broadcast appeared was Oct 19 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MAURITANIA. 7245, Oct 21 at 0605, IGIM chanting, but unusually weak signal vs VATICAN 7250, q.v. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 1570, Oct 21 at 0419 UT, tuning past XERF found big signal more or less overcoming all the QRM, but modulation way down compared to 1560, 1580 signals et al. I assume someone just wasn`t paying attention to levels, no OPTIMOD. Could hear OK by turning volume up.

Pre-sunrise MWDX Oct 21, UT, then Cantú and IRCA info:

590, Oct 21 at 1207 UT, 7:17 TC in Spanish, mentioned Tamaulipas. Not much to go on, but like tentative log of 590 Coatzacoalcos, Ver., I make this tentatively:
590 XEFD La Mejor Reynosa, Tamps. 5,000 500
590 XEFD Tama Reynosa 5000 500 La Mejor 1030-0500 NOR/RAN MVS/PM v/s:

630, Oct 21 at 1209, automated ID twice by YL voice as ``7 y 9, 7 y 9``, i.e. in CDT zone, then ID as ``Radio Centro 10-30, red nacional . . . en sistema satélite``, then keyboard music. I was expecting morning newscast usually heard from XEFB Monterrey. IRCA has that as a GRM [Grupo Radio México] affiliate, not GRC [Grupo Radio Centro]. I can`t find any national network affiliate list for it, at
This Cantú page is supposed to list the network newscasts in NL, but is blank:
Instead you have to go to this list, which also shows Grupo Radio México for XEFB:
Other cross-references also put XEFB with GRM, not GRC. From signal and proximity I still think I am hearing XEFB, but would sure like to know if there is another 630 station really with GRC.

630 XEFB FB La Estación Que Da Las Noticias Monterrey, N.L. 10,000 10,000
630 XEFB NL Monterrey 20000 20000 F-B, La Estación Que Da Las Noticias 24h NWS/RCM GRM directional antenna. Noticiero Entrelínea
So is XEFB 10 or 20 kW? WRTH shows 10

780, Oct 21 at 1214 UT, TC for 7:14 ``en La Poderosa``, with KSPI OK nulled. The slogan is too generic, not listed for any XE 780 in Cantú, IRCA or WRTH; Googling however, leads to the prime suspect:
780 XESFT La Triple T San Fernando, Tamps. 5,000 1,000
780 XESFT Tama San Fernando 5000 1000 La Triple T/La Caliente 1100-0600 CHR CORP/RAMA Notisistema news. Night power 0100-0600
So what are the three T`s in their name about?

altho XEXY also has some hits as ``La Poderosa``:
780 XEXY La Voz Del Balsas Cd. Altamirano, Gro. 2,500 1,000
780 XEXY Guer Ciudad Altamirano 2500 1000 La Voz del Balsas 1200-0430 VAR FIRM

1050, Oct 21 at 1305 UT, Spanish monolog mentioning electricity and California, east/west. Don`t see any likely US stations from TN to CA, so good assumption is one of these two (?) 10 kW daytimers, more likely XED:
1050 XED W Radio Mexicali, B.C. 10,000 D
1050 XED BCN Mexicali 10000 1000 Radiorama Siglo 21, W Radio 24h SP VAR RAMA //WIND 560 kHz?

Tho I`d rather it were this one:
1050 XEBCS Gobierno del Estado La Paz, B.C.S. 10,000 D
1050 XEBCS BCS La Paz 10000 -1 Radio Cultural Surcaliforniana, Gobierno del Estado 1300-0500 CUL Universidad Autónoma de BCS

** NIGERIA [and non]. 15120, Oct 21 at 0602, very weak fluttery signal here, maybe or not VON vs China; yet, other Afros in English, 15580 VOA BOTSWANA, and 15275 DW RWANDA had much better signals, poor and fair respectively. Was Ikorodu off the air? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1600, Oct 20 at 1550 UT and past 1600, no signal from KUSH Cushing. It`s occasionally been absent before, but you never know whether it`s going to be temporary or permanent. Still missing at 1445 Oct 21, uncovering weak signals probably KS/TX. Cushing BTW is the nexus of an oil pipeline network, lately in a big controversy about whether to bring in a new one from Canada on the way to Houston (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SAUDI ARABIA. 17625, Oct 21 at 1342, BSKSA in Arabic with bad hum; I compared it to humless // 17615 on another receiver, and found the two were not precisely synchronized, making a reverby sound between them. Both are listed as Riyadh site, 190 degrees on 17615, and 100 on 17625 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1587 monitoring: confirmed before 2130 UT Thursday Oct 20 on WTWW 9479, excellent signal. Also from 0332 UT Friday Oct 21 on WWRB, after about a 20 second pause following the Anderson SC preacher, both on 5051 (as always with het), and better 3195. And on WRMI 9955, Friday 1445, poor signal but readable on peaks without jamming and holding own against 9960.

Further WRMI airings: Saturday 0800, 1500, 1730; Sunday 0800, 1530, 1730, etc. WTWW: UT Sunday 0400 on 5755. WBCQ: UT Monday 0300v on 5110v-CUSB. WRN via SiriusXM 120: Sat & Sun 1730, Sun 0830 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 770, Oct 21 at *1315, KKOB Albuquerque NM cuts to day pattern and signal suddenly appears amid chat about Hallowe`en devices; already fading by 1319. No sign of KKOB Santa Fe 230 watt fill-in before 1315 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1020, Oct 21 at 1222 UT, Spanish making 1 Hz SAH with semi-local KOKP Perry OK, KMMQ Plattsmouth NE again, ads for Wired City at Calle 25 y M; same restaurant as heard before, ``al sur de Omaha``, which offers seafood, and beer to treat your weekend headaches (?) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1190, Oct 21 at 1232 UT, Disney-like tenny-bopper music ``Yesterday --- Gonna Be OK``, definitely looping NE/SW, i.e. KPHN Kansas City MO, 5000/500 watts; 1234 ID only as ``AM-11-90, Radio Disney``. Many of the RD calls have some obvious connexion to Disney characters, but I can`t figure out what KPHN would mean. Should have just powered up at official October sunrise of 1230 UT (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VATICAN [non]. 7250, Fri Oct 21 at 0605, VR with news in Italian about Gadafi; this transmission was missing the last time I checked (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1110, Friday Oct 21 at 1229 UT, I can barely hear some Qur`an amid CCI with KFAB nulled. Still wondering whether this is KVIL Dallas market or KTEK Houston market. Or something else?

Terry Krueger in FL has also been hearing this on 1110: ``2347 October 18, rather unusual (Hindi?) vocals with no instruments supporting
-- as if religious script poetry not unlike Islam/Qur'an -- blasting in way atop WBT briefly, but already dropping down by 2354.`` And someone at KTEK implied it was not them but KVTT, yet no definite info on what programming KVTT is really carrying at these times. Could some of the active DXers in Houston and Dallas areas check? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)