mercoledì 30 maggio 2012

Glenn Hauser logs May 30, 2012

** ALASKA. 9655, May 30 at *1300, open carrier and KNLS IS, good signal, with Sackville in an extended hiatus between Korea and China on 9650 until *1302; KNLS still audible with Chinese music at 1303. Recheck at 1330, 9650 was off again and 9655 still in Chinese (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 9650, May 30 until 1259:15*, KBS World Radio relay in English relay [see KOREA SOUTH [non]], and next thing heard was carrier on 9655 soon followed by KNLS opening Chinese; see ALASKA. Sackville did not come back on 9650 until 1302 or so joining CRI English relay in progress; and of course, no more CCI from the defunct Dutch via Philippines. But at next check 1330, 9650 CRI/Sackville was off again. Must be problematic (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake May 30, before 1300:
11500, good at 1232 with CCI presumed VOR; none in the 12s
13920, good at 1235
14700, fair at 1235
14870, fair at 1235; new frequency becoming a regular?
15940, very poor at 1237; none in the 16s. Higher bands degraded
17370, poor at 1238. Another new one, not yet in Aoki, never in DXLD

Before 1400:
11500, fair at 1332, with CCI; none in the 12s, 13s
14700, NO FD at 1335, but some Chinese talk, presumed Sound of Hope
15495, poor at 1337, het on hi side
16100, fair-good at 1338
16980, very poor at 1338
17100, poor at 1338

** EQUATORIAL GUINEA. 15190, May 30 at 0523, gospel huxter is already going, poor signal from R. Africa. Next check at 1928, fair signal with the disgraced and encarcelated Tony Alámo (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. 9526-, May 30 at 1331, VOI carrier is back on and just barely modulated, sounds English as scheduled. It was totally missing yesterday, Wolfgang Büschel agrees, as does Atsunori Ishida who says it went off May 29 at 1201*. WB also agrees it was back on today (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA SOUTH [non]. 9650, May 30 at 1225, KBSWR via Sackville with those annoying audio artifacts on the English talk. Fortunately they were gone by 1243 when `Sounds of Korea` started, musical show about the #1 traditional tune ``Arirang`` and its many variations, as sung in the North also; seems to be a lament, or longing for love, family. Announcement upwrapped program at 1255 but music kept playing until cut off at 1259:15* without any formal sign-off (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See CANADA for what happened next

** MEXICO. Sporadic E analog TVDX opening May 30, UT.

1430, on 2, fade-in with toons in Spanish; could not see a net-5 bug in UR, the primary source of such. In and out, mostly out

1455 on 4, some video looks like newscast

1455 on 5, MUF briefly up to here, some traces of video

1510 on 2, soccer, CCI

1518 on 3, something in Spanish

1547 on 2, still soccer, CCI

1559 on 2, local cooking show mixing with soccer

1600 on 2, Grupo Pacífico animated ID with the italic 2 in oval, adding DIGITAL, and then looked like a 34 in an oval, same style. Maybe that`s the real digital RF channel? 1601 LAS NOTICIAS with 2 bug as above in UR, f bug in LL as in Foro TV, from Televisa net-4

After that I had to concentrate on recording WORLD OF RADIO, but kept one eye on the TV set, and noticed the ch 2 Es was lasting past 1700, gone before 1800. Spanish Wikipedia says:

``Televisión Digital Terrestre
Para la Ciudad Obregón, la señal de Canal 2 se transmitie en Televisión Digital Terrestre a través de Canal 32; no se sabe si lo habrá también en Los Mochis, pero sus televisoras hermanas (Culiacán y Mazatlán) transmitirán también en señal digital; El Canal 3 de Culiacán es el Canal 30 Digital, mientras que en Mazatlán el 23 --- [footnote 4]``

4: COFETEL (2011). «Canales de Televisión Digital» (HTML). COFETEL. Consultado el 18 de Julio de 2011.
But that now gets a 404; this is the list, mixing analog and digital:
But not a match on channel 34 in that area
(Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA. 15120, May 30 at 0523, very poor carrier, not sure what, but VON not definitely heard here at this hour for a couple weeks. Seems to make a rare appearance with a good signal, or nothing. AIR Bengaluru is also on here until 0530, and CRI Beijing until 0657. Wonder if VON has given up on passé analog transmissions completely?

15115-15120-15125, May 30 at 1927, DRM noise is certainly there for the M-F 1830-2000 transmission, and no REE spurs at the moment. Axually could hear DRM out to 15128 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TAIWAN [non]. 5950, May 30 at 0551-0553 check, RTI via WYFR is again in wrong language, Chinese instead of English (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15385+, May 30 at 1927 dead air, but at 1933 modulating poorly with man talking. KJES is scheduled at 18-20 on a different azimuth each hour. Poor signal today but slightly on the hi side compared to other 19m signals (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 12105, May 30 at 1926, WTWW-3 is active with Bible in French, VG signal (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1619: On WRMI 9955: UT Thu May 31 at 0330; Sat 0800, 1500, 1730, Sun 0800, 1530, 1730, Mon 0500, 1130.
On WTWW 9479: Thu 2100
On WWRB 5050: UT Fri 0330v
On WBCQ 5110v-CUSB Area 51: UT Sat 0130v
On WTWW 5755: UT Sun 0400
Also on WRN via SiriusXM 120: Sat & Sun 1730, Sun 0830