domenica 8 luglio 2012

Glenn Hauser logs July 6-7, 2012

** CANADA. Sporadic E analog TVDX, UT July 7:

0123 on 2, something fades in with CCI, antenna still S for earlier Mexican opening, but this peaks northward, drama. Can`t see any bugs in corners, but remains weak

0243 on 2, think I spot a Mexican net-7 bug in UR, so rotate S, but by then no signal, back to N where whatever it is peaks

0300 on 2, Global opening Prime News, presumably CKND-2 Minnedosa, Manitoba, altho peak seemed a bit west of due north (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake July 7, before 1200:
11500, very poor at 1147; never any in the 10s
12980, very poor at 1147
13920, poor at 1144
14700, poor at 1144
16920, very poor at 1144 tho 15 MHz virtually dead. On BFO compared to 13920 and found the two did not match exactly, slightly offset pitches

Before and after 1300:
14700, fair at 1233
15445, poor until 1230*
15485, very poor at 1304
15545, poor at 1233, ex-15445?
15555, very poor at 1304

Before 1400:
17450, poor at 1346
16980, JBA at 1346
16100, JBA at 1346
15760, very poor at 1347
14700, poor at 1347; none in the 13s, 12s

** COLOMBIA. 14950.75, July 6 at 1640, JBA carrier audible no doubt from Salem Stereo, which appears to be running 24 hours now. But reception peaks in the evening here: UT July 7 at 0128, poor with song about vergüenza, better at 0449 with gospel ranchera. Could not hear it in the 11-14 UT period (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 9805, July 7 at 1140, R. Martí is playing song ``A Summer Place``, atop heavy wall-of-noise jamming. What absurdity, RM broadcasting such innocuous programming, and Cuba must jam it anyway (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ECUADOR [non]. 11920, July 6 at 2300, monitored HCJB relay opening in Portuguese, and this time did not hear Guiana Francesa mentioned. Reception was poor, however, and not sure they did mention Alemanha instead, but should have belatedly corrected their claim of true site. One more chance to check on Saturday July 7 before this transmission is scheduled to revert to CHILE for the rest of July and then have to quit there permanently. So will they have concluded that Wertachtal will suffice? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. Up early enough July 7 for some sunrise skip again:

650, July 7 at 1118, jingle amid music for ``Los Mochis --- 106.5``, i.e. XETNT, a.k.a. Radio 65, a regular here on SRS.

660, July 7 at 1120, IFE PSA, ``102.9, la que soprende`` (surprises, not sure of last word). No, it must be this in a Cantú AM/FM match:
660 XEEY La Kaliente + FM 102.9 Aguascalientes, Ags. 50,000 10,000

770, July 7 at 1122, Los 40 Principales, then song ``El Sinaloense``, naming various towns in tribute to this lovely state. By 1127 ID for an FM station in Los Mochis, so it is:
770 XEREV Los 40 Principales + FM 104.3 Los Mochis, Sin. 5,000 100
I suspect it was on day power already, 50 times greater than at night

950, July 7 at 1105 as I tune by this frequency adjacent to local KGWA, I hear one word, ``Montemorelos``. Is there a 950 there? Yes!
950 XERN Radio Naranjera + FM 100.9 Montemorelos, N.L. 5,000 1,000
says Cantú. Chance are high, but not 100% that this was it. Fortunately I don`t have to decide whether to count it since I don`t count stations heard (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. Sporadic E analog TVDX the morning of July 6, initiated in previous report, continued thru the day, later building up to better level, but still no match for the blowout on July 4. UT:

1635 on 2, still weak CCI

1649 on 3, net-5 dramatic animation, // same audio weaker on 2

1650 on 5, signs of video and/or audio

1715 on 4, IFE PSA, post-elexion

1732 on 4, CCI, ads

1737 on 4, net-5 Daffy Duck & Bugs Bunny toon. When he speaks Spanish, Daffy doesn`t sppputtter like he does in English! Sufferin` succotash

1803 on 2, news of Tamaulipas, net-7 UR and LR with time & temp 1:04 33 C; also abottom: --- that`s from Azteca Noreste, which I think originates in Monterrey NL, with this transmitter in Tampico, XHTAU, but does anything originate there?

1832 on 5, the adults-as-kids-with-funny-hats studio sitcom

1844 on 5, evil-penguins toon

1845 on 4, news from net-4, f bug in LR, various federal officials speaking live, Secretario de Economía Bruno Ferrari at first

1845-1955, CCI on 2-6 continues without much attention from me

1955 on 6, local news from Aguascalientes TV, distinctive 6 bug UL

2007 on 90.3, checking caradio before pulling out of garage, Spanish briefly here overriding OK station, mentions Secretaría de Educación Pública, then fades allowing us to hear *commercial* for High Plains Pizza Hut on KHYM relay. No XHs on 88.1 at this time. The caradio has better selectivity than the DX-398

2047 on 2-5, CCI, including net-7 on 2, now with a drama

2204 on 2, +tv bug in UR, i.e. MasTV = XEWO-TV Guadalajara, Jal.; weak and also bits of something on 4, maybe also Guadalajara (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA. 15120, July 7 at 0452, native instruments cut off and on and off and on, then open carrier, no doubt V. of Nigeria runup in another frustrating attempt to stay on the air for the 05-07 English, not checked later. Why don`t they use their brand-new transmitter which is capable of AM as well as DRM? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15590, July 6 at 1640 check, no signal from WRNO, nor was any expected, but this is their registered daytime frequency for 14-01, while 7505 is available 22-16; also 7355 at 23-04, per FCC A-12 schedule at
which has still not been updated with a second edition by changing the last 1 to 2, as in most seasons by now.

Following night did not get around to checking 7506.36 until 0343 July 7, nothing there. Steve Luce in TX heard them come on at 0100, but off after only 15 seconds and nothing further. Still not quite ready for full service! 7506v was the only frequency used during their previous activity, which we did hear longer the night before (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1624 monitoring: on WBCQ 5110-minus-CUSB, UT Saturday July 7 at 0130, previous program is running over, some put-on SF drama, closing seemed to be ``Jade in Space``, one of the voices sounding like Janice Laws, of the `International Radio Report` and `Juliet`s Wild Kingdom`. Not on the Area 51 schedule at this time on this date, filling between `AWWW` and WOR, which started segué at 0135. Sufficient reception but better on the webcast.

Further airings of WOR: on WRMI 9955, Sat 1730, Sun 0800, 1530, 1730, Mon 0500, 1130; on WTWW 5755, UT Sunday 0400. On WRN via SiriusXM 120, Sat & Sun 1730, Sun 0830 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1350, July 7 at 1202, CBS news, fade-out by 1204. Per NRC AM Log, the two likeliest around here are KMAN Manhattan KS and KRNT Des Moines IA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1480, July 7 at 1109 UT and next few minutes, open carrier. The revived 1480 in Dallas, KBXD was supposed to be about ready to go by now, so maybe they are testing; otherwise, KQAM Wichita defaulting to dead air (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6230-SSB, July 7 at 1200, boaters in personal 2-way conversation, ``come-back``, probably along Gulf coast, atop noise jamming from North Korea (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)