lunedì 23 gennaio 2012

Glenn Hauser logs January 21-22, 2012

** CHINA. Tnx to tip from Ron Howard, looked for extensive CNR1 Lunar NYE special with celebratory musical programming, Jan 22 after 1431. Unfortunately, reception was generally poor with flutter, perhaps best on 7295, but managed to make all these //, some of them jammers and with QRM: 9825, 9785, 9450, 7365, 7350, 7305, 7295, 6175, 6145, 6125, 6105. Oops, Ron says this year the NYE special was on CNR2 instead, so all of these must have been normal CNR1 programming (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA [non]. 5985, Jan 22 at 0601, CRI Arabic via ALBANIA with continuous noise QRM like jamming, or DRM co-channel? None scheduled. Definitely not centered on 5980, where the DentroCuban Jamming Command will ramp up to full force vs R. Martí starting at 0700 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ECUADOR. 4919-, Jan 22 at 0652 check, no signal from R. Quito, unlike 24 hours earlier when it evidently ran all-night. Gone again for another few months? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MAURITANIA. 7245, Jan 22 at 0606, IGIM is on and chanting; was not on at previous tuneby circa 0550 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. Continuing my sporadic-E TVDX observations from previous report, Jan 21, UT:

At 2129, MUF is still up to channel 5 audio as well as video.

At 2153, on 3, promo for MegaCine 5, i.e. net 5

At 2238, on 4, `Se Vale` variety show with the V like a check mark, i.e. net-2

At 2256, on 5, movie with net-5 bug UR

At 2304, on 2, net-7 bug UR

At 2325, on 4, large letters on screen including SINALOA TV, TELEVISION ESTATAL + another word. Trouble is, the only two ch 4s in that state are Televisa, XHBS in Los Mochis with net-2, and XHMAF in Mazatlán with net-5, both 100 kW, per I suppose it is more likely that the net-5 would cut away for local announcements.

At 2326, on 4, `A John Badham Movie` opening(?) credits on net 5, so that probably makes previous log XHMAF, tho dominant signals in this opening kept moving around geographically. Then promo(?) in Spanish for ``Human Target``. Dubbing often includes saying the film title, never done in original. Apparently unrelated to Badham.

UT Jan 22:
At 0005, still mix of weak signals on 2 and 3

At 0011, soccer with italic 3 in an oval bug in UR, i.e. XHQ, Culiacán, Sinaloa as illustrated:

At 0041, still traces of signals on 2 and 3; not checked further (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MYANMAR. 7100, Jan 22 at 1349, weak carrier with flutter, just barely modulated, with Spanish SSB QRhaM. This was first reported Jan 21 by Jose Jacob in India, further monitored by S. Hasegawa in Japan as *0830-1430* and identified by Ron Howard in California earlier Jan 22 at 1317 by confirming it was // 5985.83 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PHILIPPINES. 9520, Jan 22 at 1429, English is only a continuity-announcement language at R. Veritas Asia, not worthy of any full broadcasts: as I tune in, jazz music with ID as from Quezon City, introducing Telugu to follow, and starting that at 1430. Sufficient signal here, far afield from the target area, vs no signal from Indonesia 9526v (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PHILIPPINES. Another check of how well IBB Tinang manages to change frequencies from 9555 to 9760, Korean to English, at 1500, Jan 22: 9555 cuts off at 1459* with announcement still in progress. 9760 cuts on at *1500:10, missing only a few sex of the news --- trouble is, when they hustle to do it that quickly, the #2 transmitter dumps off the air again, and that`s exactly what happened again today; back on, apparently to stay, at *1501:10 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN [non]. 7435, Jan 22 at 1358 past 1359, checking for REE IS on this // to 7220 Kunming where CRI nonsensically plays it before 1400 Nepali --- but no, just continuing music which may have been V. of Vietnam-1 as scheduled before and after 1400 on 7435. Quick retune to 7220 found REE IS at 1359, but very poor reception today (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 21450-22030, Jan 22 at 1418 as I start tuning up the 13m band, I hear continuous splatter, crescendo to distorted center at 21600 with YL gospel huxter in English, i.e. WHRI! Thus LeSEA are disrupting *all* other current signals on the entire 13m band! 21505, 21540, 21540, 21560, 21610, 21630. This habitually happens whenever WHRI turns on a 13mb transmitter, fortunately this one only on Sundays.

Later on Jan 22 at 1615, Wolfgang Büschel in Germany was hearing same noise from WHRI 21630.008 spreading from 21580 to 21720. This is a far greater hazard to world broadcasting than KJES being a few Hz off-frequency, yet the FCC ignores it and slaps KJES with a Notice of Violation (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 11715.1, Jan 22 at 1422, KJES with undermodulated singing, producing slightly lower het against weak 11720 signal than one against 11710, i.e. KJES is slightly on the hi side, but close enough now for FCC standards (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LITENING DIGEST)

** U S A. In my previous KRSN DX test report, first reference to off-frequency tuning was typoed: 1488-LSB, not 1498-LSB. Having clinched it the first time Jan 21, did not stay up to try again Jan 22 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1860-AM, UT Sunday Jan 22 at 0604, WA0RCR weekly broadcast of amateur news from Wentzville MO, concluding RAIN report obviously outdated as they said to listen for 500 kHz activity on November 3! After ID, onto current ARRL report dated Jan 19 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17655, Jan 22 at 1416, open carrier abutting Saudi French on 17660. Presumably Greenville tuning up for 1700 Portuguese broadcast on 17655. BTW, the 19 Jan edition of HFCC *still* has not been updated to show 17655 instead of 17650. Nor has Aoki. Is anyone paying attention to our monitoring reports? EiBi has moved 17650 to 17655 but only for the M-F 1800-1830 extension, still showing 17650 at 1700 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 9705, Sunday Jan 22 at 1354, English lesson explained in Cantonese, ``to try your hand at``. Same thing repeated exactly one hour later on same. Aoki and HFCC show VOA Cantonese for both hours, 100 kW via Saipan, the first at 285 degrees, the second at 310 --- for Guangzhou immigrants further north in China? They are not significant enough to merit jamming (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1600 monitoring: confirmed after 0500 UT Sunday Jan 22 on 5755, WTWW. Not expected this week on Area 51, so next chances to hear are on WRMI 9955: Sunday 1830, Monday 1230, Maybe Thursday 0430 unless 1601 is ready by then as I strive for it to be (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VENEZUELA [non]. Another Sunday, Jan 22 so another check for `Aló, Presidente` via RHC transmitters: at 1408, nothing on 13750 while RHC was nominal on 13670, 13780. Until the Jan 8 reactivation of the A,P broadcasts, RHC would turn on 13750 anyway with its own programming by 1400 Sundays only. Recheck at 1558 found El Hugazo in progress, maybe started circa 1530, on 13750, // undermodulated 17750, good on 15370, fair with echo on 13680, and poor on 11690. Meanwhile, RHC itself had not yet closed on 15380 and 13670. Next check at 1747, El Hugazo still going with 13750 and 15370 best, 17750 undermodulated, 13680 JBA, and 11690 inaudible if still on. Final check 1813, it`s all over, except the 15370 carrier is still on hetting Canada 15365. At 1817, live video and audio streaming is still going via

UNIDENTIFIED. 6100, Jan 22 at 0557 as I was tuning by here, surprised to hear the unmistakable REE IS, but just once before carrier off. Did not even have time to pin down the frequency which could have been 6095 or 6105. Nothing in the schedules to account for this: REE doesn`t operate anywhere near 6100 at any time. Maybe overload from 5965 Costa Rica relay? Quickly checked that, but in programming, not IS. Possibly another case of some unrelated site relaying REE by misprogramming mistake, like 7220 Kunming at 1358-1400 every day (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)