giovedì 19 luglio 2012

Glenn Hauser logs July 18-19, 2012

** CANADA. Time is running out for TV DX from Canada, at least CBC, which has been authorized to close down *all* its analog transmitters at the end of July! Another sporadic E opening July 18, UT:

1557 on 3, CCI from the north
1602 on 5, toons, presumably CBC with its morning lineup for kids
1610 on 3, something in English from N to NNW, with zero-CCI too
1614 on 3, promo for My News, back to `The View` (from ABC in the USA)
1644 on 3, toon in English, CBC presumed
1656 on 4, something, but nothing on 2 or 3
1733 on 2, local news in English from NNW

UT July 19:
0142 on 5, Jeopardy with CBC bug LR. Trebek is Canadian; grafix and set look a little different than usual, tho I am not a regular viewer; could there be a separate Canadian version? Dollars are not specified as Canadian, which is neither here nor there. Others in the northeast were also getting this, saying it`s CST scheduling, therefore Saskatchewan. Unfortunately there are four CBCs on 5 in Sask, altho one of them relays CBWT so may be on the CDT feed. Also CCI on 2, 3, 4

0145 on 5, SaskTel ad, CBC promo, Arctic Air ad [plane purveyor or cooler?]

0153 on 2, Global promo so probably CKND-2 in Manitoba; also something on 6 video. Tried lower FM, but nothing

0210 on 5, promo for `The National`, i.e. CBC newscast; bits of CCI on lower channels further into this hour, gradually losing out

** COSTA RICA. 9630, 5965 and 3350, July 19 at 0522 are all funxioning from REE relay at 0522 July 19, instead of mistaken 9765 as employed 24 hours earlier (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 6835, July 19 at 0444, buzzpulsing stray jamblob a la cubana, at the rate of 2 per second.

Another anomaly from RHC: July 19 at 0519, English frequency 6010 is absent, but found instead with VG signal on 6140 // 6125, 6060, 6050. RHC has used 6140 before but not in the current season, so is it a mistake or a change, finally getting off Colombia`s 6010? (Not to mention Mexico`s 6010 whence XEOI has been missing for weeks/months.)

At 0521, only a weak signal left on 6010, can`t tell if it`s HJDH, and the other HJDH on 5910 was only a bit better with music.

Is 6140 reflected on the Union-Jack page of RHC?
Of course not! What will happen subsequently?

9810, July 19 at 0525, undermodulated Cuban music is still running past nominal 0500*, not found on any other pre-0500 channels such as 5040 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** JAPAN [non]. 5960, July 19 at 0447, NHK Warudo Radio Japan again favors us with classical music on its Japanese service, Moonlight Sonata on piano via Sackville (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 630, July 19 at 0458, Mexican NA is playing in a version not often heard, band rather than orchestral or choral; 0502 segué to another anthem, of a state? Only lyrix I could copy were ``entre tierra y montana``, and suspect it`s the usual dominating signal here, XEFB in Monterrey, but I don`t find a match to those words in the Canto a Nuevo León, nor a sportive one for Monterrey itself. Of course, was fading out by 0505 for tentative XEFB ID (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEWFOUNDLAND. 6160.88, July 19 at 0445, CKZN is still off-frequency making 880+ Hz het with CKZU. It`s a few beats above hi-A-natural on  my keyboard. CKZN was also being reported on 6160.9 from mid-August to early Sept 2009, in DXLDs 9-062, 9-064, 9-065, 9-067, so is this a backup transmitter, or the main transmitter up to its old trix? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TAIWAN [non]. 7570, July 19 at 0441, RTI via WYFR does it again, wrong language instead of Spanish, voice-overing an interview from Chinese to English, a writer who has 90,000 followers on WeiBo(?); whose fault is this? Playout directly from Taipei, or Okeechobee? Meanwhile 5950 was in correct Chinese, and at 0518 check in correct English (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7555, July 19 at 0517, WEWN is AWOL again from its overnight Spanish frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15590, July 19 at 1202, open carrier until VOA Spanish pops on in progress during frequency announcement amid opening newscast. Weaker 13750 had already started on time, weaker than VatiSack on 13730. 9885, the third VOA Spanish frequency, was still on with open carrier at 1304-1305* (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 12105, July 19 at 1303, WTWW-3 still absent after trying Russian in this period a few days ago. As for July 18`s absence, recheck after 1800 found it back on in Arabic (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1626: completed late UT July 18. Presumably aired first on WRMI 9955 at 0330 UT Thursday July 19; repeats there are Sat 0800, 1500, 1730, Sun 0800, 1530, 1730, Mon 0500, 1130. Also:
Thu 2100 on WTWW 9479
UT Fri 0330v on WWRB 5050
UT Sat 0130v on Area 51 via WBCQ 5110v-CUSB
UT Sun 0400 on WTWW 5755
Also on WRN via SiriusXM 120, Sat & Sun 1730, Sun 0830
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