giovedì 31 maggio 2012

Glenn Hauser logs May 31, 2012

** ALASKA. Mauno Ritola points out that 9655 is not the frequency scheduled by KNLS for Chinese at 13-14, altho I reported it May 30, and he heard it again May 31. Error or change? KNLS website in English still shows 9920 for this in A-12, and so does the Chinese website which includes a
BTW, to get to the Chinese page from the English homepage you have to go thru ``All in the Family``. Aoki correctly shows 9655 and not 9920, which at 13-14 would have been in a one-hour gap between FEBC and VOA Tibetan (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 11780, May 31 at 0452, no signal from RNA, nor on 6180; did not hear 11780 24 hours earlier but might have been very poor propagation. Now I think they are both off rather than running all-night as they had been for a while. Altho for this session I was on inside antenna due to storms (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 6110, May 31 at 0505, NHKWRJ is missing from Sackville relay in English --- just as I have mentioned it as our most reliable time to hear this station. Other transmitters still going on 6020 and 6190 with China, 9555 with Vietnam (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. After WWCR 15820-15825 is inbooming May 31 at 1332 tnx to HF sporadic E opening, I am hoping for Es on VHF, but don`t turn on channel 2 until 1435, to find some video signals with antenna parked at south. All times UT!

At 1503 on 2, fade in ``The View`` in English, // local KOCO-7 so I know it can`t be Mexico, not even XHRIO which is the wrong network, Fox instead of ABC. So rotate to north and it`s better, signals also showing on 3 and 4.

The G7IZU Es map shows 50 MHz contacts all over the US, not so much in Canada or Mexico:

1512 on 4, YL in hard hat with large inscription and into animation. The closest CBC on 4 to SSM is CBLT4, 100 kW in North Bay

1534 on 2, YL audio says ```` and back to `The View`. Therefore the network is CTV and this station is CHBX.

1553 on 2, still `The View` with Broadway song and dance number

1553 on 4, 5 and 6, signs of video now

1558 on 4, still CBC Kids

1600 on 2, news

1605 on 5, CTV news re NE Ontario fires; nearest CTV to SSM is CICI-TV, 100 kW in Sudbury

1616 on 5, OM weatherman; 1620 back to YL anchor, Sally?

1620 on 4, Syria report on News Now with CBC pizza

1625 on 2, 3, 5, CTV news //

1626 on 5 // 3, weather including Sudbury, SSM, Parry Sound

1627 on 92.7, hard rock, ``Q-92``, which is CJRQ Sudbury, 100 kW

[see U S A for some more FM DX in this opening]

1631 on 5, still weather, for SSM, Kapuskasing, North Bay, 5-day forecasts

1642 on 5, WORLD VIEW segment in CTV news

1644 on 92.7, rock in and out, as above

1655 on 2, GLOBAL logo seen for first time in this opening. CIII-TV-2 in Bancroft is 100 kW; only other in Ont is CFGC-TV-2 in North Bay, 2.4 kW. I am referring to listings combined with maps from

1655 on 5, CBC bug LR with weather map. Most likely CBLT5 in Sault Ste. Marie, 75.7 kW; the only other in Ont. is CBCC in Hearst, 8.11 kW

1702 on 3, e-talk from downtown Toronto. It`s a CTV show, e as in entertainment. Probably CITO-TV, 100 kW in Timmins if not CICI-TV-1, 19 kW in Elliott Lake

1710 on 4, news of a Dakota smoke shop being shut down; M&W anchors, no bug seen

1714 on 2, plug CTV News at Six

1719 on 2, Rogers Network ad, i.e. mobile service, CCI

1720 on 4, YL with weather map

1723 on 2, toon

1728 on 3, CBC bug LR, kids on safari in Africa to see rhinos; 1732 Greetings from Kelowna BC, more programming at 1745 with art lesson. Since it`s after noon not only in EDT but in CDT, is this now from MDT? No, doesn`t seem much further west. However Bill Hepburn`s ch 3 map at
shows no CBC on 3 (E for English) now between eastern Ontario and Saskatchewan. This signal holds up well with little QRM. Es openings habitually move westward as time goes on. But jockeying the rotor, this is at least as far east as the earlier ones, could well be CBOT6, 43 kW in Pembroke, Ontario, 1258 miles from here.

Weakening but still in past 1800, just about all gone by 1810.

1823 on 3, brief resurgence with Delissio pizza delivery ad, CBC News Now, mostly out (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also U S A for FM logs from Michigan in same opening

** CHINA [and non]. Firedrake May 31, circa 1230:

15735, fair at 1227, with CCI; none higher. New spot: perhaps Aoki`s listed 1200-1230 Sound of Hope via 100 kW Tajikistan on 15750 had jumped to here. Hope they`re all gone by 1300-1330 and 1400-1430 for R. Japan via Uzbekistan
15545, *1232 or so with het on hi side; had just come on, not there a minute or two earlier as I tuned across

Circa 1330:
17450, very po0or at 1326
17250, poor at 1326
16980, fair at 1328
16700, good at 1329
16100, good at 1329
15760, very good at 1331
15570, good at 1331, het on lo side
14700, very poor at 1334, NO FD but Chinese talk, Sound of Hope presumably making it thru. No FD in the 13s or 12s

** CUBA. RHC *still* hasn`t updated its sign-off frequency announcement mentioning years-out-of-date frequencies for the morning transmission, including imaginaries: 15120, 15360, 13680, 12000, 9600, 6180. As heard on 9810, May 31 at 0457.

6000, May 31 at 0504, RHC English is still on here and missing from 6125 which is supposed to start at 0500; also on 6010, 6050, 6050. Tuning to 6005, one could hear the slight echo between 6000 and 6010 from different sites.

[and non]. All three VOA Spanish frequencies, quite strong at 1227 May 31, and no jamming audible on 15590, 13750, 9885. Listened carefully during dead-air break at 1229 before restarting programming with `Buenos Días, América`, and still heard no jamming except possibly a trace of bubbling on 9885 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUAM. 15170, May 31 at 1256-1257* good signal in an Indo-Malay language, TWR IS and off. Aoki shows it`s in Sunda daily at 1230-1300 [sic] at 248 degrees, and again at 1430-1500; after a semihour break, at 1330-1430 on a more northerly beam in S Asian languages. Recheck at 1329 heard IS on poor-fair signal, 1330 such a language talk and music. Aoki and WRTH update show Assamese M-F at 1330-1400.

However, WRTH A-12 update has reddened some late changes:
1230-1300 daily on 15170 is now in Minangkabau
1430-1500 daily on 15170 is now in Javanese
both replacing Sundanese, which is retained only at 1030-1100 on 15200

BTW, WRTH has moved the other Guam SW station, KSDA, to INDONESIA based on AWR re-organizational struxure; will KTWR stay under GUAM? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN [and non]. 9630, May 31 at 0454, REE COSTA RICA overmodulated and splattering beyond 9620, QRMing REE Noblejas et al. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TAIWAN [non]. 5950, May 31 at 0502 via WYFR, RTI is in correct language tonight, English instead of Chinese (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9955, UT Thursday May 31 after 0330, unknown if WRMI on the air during first broadcast of WORLD OF RADIO 1619, during T-storm here, and anyway is normally totally blocked by jamming. Did check mp3 stream quickly and it was running, but silently. Still so at 1450. Is WRMI SW off the air too, when it is not scheduled to be? Jeff White just replied from Venezuela, that the internet problem has been fixed.

Further airings of WOR on 9955 should be: Sat 0800, 1500, 1730, Sun 0800, 1530, 1730, Mon 0500, 1130. On WTWW: Thu 2100 9479, UT Sun 0400 5755. On WWRB: UT Fri 0330v 5050. On WBCQ Area 51: UT Sat 0130v 5110v-CUSB (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 12105, May 31 at 0457, WTWW-3 is back on with Bible in Portuguese, VG signal, not always the case this late, and presumably just before 0500 close-down (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15820, May 31 at 1332, WWCR assisted by sporadic E with quite strong signal during `Inspiration Across America` black gospel music. I say 15820, because the 15825 transmitter has a big hash blob about 5 kHz away, as if they are pumping way too much modulation into and out of the unit and further splatter goes out at least plus/minus 10 kHz (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. As I was getting analog TV DX from Ontario on ch 2-5 and 92.7 FM, see CANADA, also got a bit of US FM DX, in UT:

1629 UT on 88.1, IRN-USA outro, into gospel huxter. Could be an Okie except with Es-type fading. Is this net limited to USA? Probably a Michigander

1649 UT on 93.5, YL DJ, mentions ``a short drive east on M-72``, meaning a Michigan state hiway? Plus a show coming up Aug 24. Dirks-trivia (?), bluegrass performer, WTCF ID in passing. Political ad urging lobbying of Sen. Stabenow [D-Michigan]. I was sitting here on the next-up Sudbury frequency from 92.7. M-72 crosses northern lower MI from Lake Huron to Michigan, at the latitude of Traverse City. Nearest station to there is WBCM in Boyne City, which is further north near Petoskey, but FM Atlas says it calls itself ``WTCM`` which is only one rhyming letter off from what I heard. The real WTCM is on 103.5 in Traverse City, so 93.5 is a relayer of it?

1659 UT on 88.5, with hand-held DX-398 whip positioned just right, pull an ID for Mackinaw City and Interlochen over the OK station, i.e. WIAB Mackinaw City MI, presumably relayer of WIAA 88.7 Interlochen. BTW, FM Atlas XXI from 2010y shows WIAB with 20 kW vertical, 1 watt horizontal (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 15070-SSB, May 31 at 1245, 2-way in colloquial Spanish at same time another one was active on 15500 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 15500-SSB, May 31 at 1236, Intruder, Spanish 2-way, the stronger one with ``engine noise`` and calling ``Georgi, Georgi, Georgi`` or something like that (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)