martedì 28 agosto 2012

Glenn Hauser logs August 28, 2012

** BANGLADESH. 15105, Aug 28 at 1238, JBA carrier at best, possibly BB English service; 15505 tried at 1400-1404+ and nothing heard today either, when Urdu has often been audible (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake August 28, after 1230:
13920, very good at 1233; none in the 12s
14700, very good at 1236
15545, good at 1240
16100, very poor at 1241
16980, good at 1241; none in the 17s, 18s

Before 1400:
15490, fair at 1357, het on lo side
15605, poor at 1357 with noise jamming added

** CHINA. 11718, Aug 28 at 1259-1300* a carrier detectable here aside much stronger one from 11715 KJES. As Ron Howard points out, 11718 is part of a bunch of 8-kHz-spaced carriers at that hour. It`s presumably originating from a ChiCom jammer on 11710 (way under North Korea). Then from 1300 the same defective transmitter presumably changes to 11760 (way under Cuba), and today reheard weak carriers on 11744, 11752, 11768, 11776, 11784; with 11752, 11776 and 11784 easily perceptible making hets to on-frequency stations (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** FRANCE [non]. 7340, Aug 28 at 0458 pop music, flutter, off abruptly at 0500 without announcement. HFCC shows it`s RFI, 500 kW, 19 degrees from Meyerton, SOUTH AFRICA at 0430-0500 daily in Swahili. (A lot of signals end at 0500 on the 7 MHz band, clearing it out) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDIA. 15050, Aug 28 at 1237, open carrier with flutter, lite het, couple breaks, back to OC. Probably the AIR Delhi-Khampur transmitter warming up prior to the 1300 Sinhala broadcast in DRM. (I see that HFCC does not show it as DRM but Aoki does; it normally is DRM with a few exceptions.) Or, still on following the Tamil broadcast intentionally in AM until 1215 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH. 2850, Aug 28 at 1145, KCBS is audible with choral music, Korean announcement vs hi noise level here shortly before 1200 sunrise. Not even a carrier could surpass noise on 120m, and hardly anything on 90m (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MAURITANIA. 7245, Aug 28 at 0500, no signal from IGIM for a change. Re my log yesterday when it was on at 0518, Theo Donnelly in BC says it was also on earlier at 0145 Aug 27, so apparently all-night on that occasion. You never know whether they`ll be on or not. No replies have reached me about whether Tajikistan is really active on 7245 after 0200 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 760, Aug 28 at 1202 UT, full ID in Spanish, but too much QRM to get a clue, then plays choral Mexican NA. There are two Sonorans and a Chihuahuan in the UT-6 zone (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 770, Aug 28 at 1201 UT, `Gloria` song with Spanish lyrix from WSW; 1206 ID mentioning ``104.3, Los 40 Principales`` and into rock with English lyrix. Thus per Cantú it is again:
770 XEREV Los 40 Principales + FM 104.3 Los Mochis, Sin. 5,000 100
and again I can`t believe this good signal dominating the frequency on sunrise skip can be on night power, tho the Sinaloans pretend it is 6 am by the local advanced clock (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 790, Aug 28 at 1207 UT amid QRM, Spanish talk mentioning ``Estados Unidos`` (in a way the Mexicans would, not ourselves), 1208 choral Mexican NA starts rather late, finished already at 1210, mentions Radio Fórmula. Cantú shows:
790 XENT Radio Fórmula + FM 97.5 La Paz, B.C.S. 10,000 750
There is another R. Fórmula on 790, but only 250 watts from Guadalajara. Sunrise there is 1236, and in La Paz 1302 UT, but this loops WSW, and I`m quite sure it`s XENT. Besides, Guadalajara would be antheming around 1100 UT (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 1140, Aug 28 at 0506 UT after NA, too-quick full ID from XEMR, Monterrey, just caught ``Radio Esperanza, emisora manantial, del grupo ---``, right into gospel rock praise music. Continues to dominate frequency even tho pattern shows all signal goes south (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. As Bill Hepburn`s tropo maps had predicted, there was enhanced reception in OK and KS the morning of Aug 28. First noted with KWOU 88.1 Woodward in solid and KHCC 90.1 KS overriding KCSC at 1350 UT. After oatmeal, TV on at 1411 UT aiming west: 34, KOMI ``24`` Woodward is in, as are two OETA translators more to the North: K48KE-D, Buffalo, 11.8 kW, and K30AE-D, Alva, 15 kW. Plus some from Kansas: see U S A (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** U S A. Regional tropo from Kansas morning of August 28, after some Okies: RF 49 at 1425, something almost breaking bad, occasional glimpses of frozen frame, maybe KTKA Topeka? from that direxion. No, it`s much closer and much weaker Wichitan KGPT, since I see a ``Bounce`` network bug in the lower-right, during movie(?). shows this as still analog, KGPT-CA, CA-LIC with 4.8 kW, while in DTV list it`s shown as KGPT-CA, DC-APP with 5.45 kW.

But it`s now changed to KGPT-DT as shown on the PSIP for 49-1. (PSIP IDs aren`t necessarily ``legal`` as a low-power stations should be -LD, not DT, right?) Furthermore they have an LD-CP for RF 24 as KGPT-LD with 15 kW. (Analog 24 is the ex-KSAS channel now on RF 26, but still virtually 24; I suppose that means an eventual KGPT really on 24 will have to pretend to be on some other virtual channel.)

I also have a bad DTV signal on 43, which could also be Wichita, but some others listed, 30, 40 and 51, are blocked by Okies. Wichita`s remaining analog is also visible on 28, KWKD-LP (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9330-CUSB, Aug 28 at 0450, dead air from WBCQ`s Good Friends Radio Network/Radio 211. First time caught silent in some time now; next check at 1155 remodulating with preacher (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 840, Aug 28 at 1159 UT, tune in just in time for air conditioner ad from, I thought, but Googling leads instead to in Las Vegas NV --- and hurried legal ID for ``Newsradio 100.5, KXNT-FM`` and 840, plus some other frequencies, translators?, bong and into CBS news from this network-owned station.

( shows KXNT-FM on 100.5 is really licensed to Henderson, 100 kW at 357 meters, format ``soft adcon`` [what`s that?], so it`s another victim of the migration of AM formats to FM. Plus they have an application to move to another site with higher AAT, 459 meters, and much lower power, 5.6 kW.)

Weak but steady signal, and no sign of KTIC or WHAS nor anything else on 840. Both day and night patterns of KXNT are supposed to have a big null toward the east, except for a very tiny lobe. Recently heard them earlier in the 11 UT hour with `Coast to Coast` on delayed PDT feed. I do think their pattern is out of whack, so a good bet for rare Nevada, eastwards. Fading out by 1205. Today`s Enid LSR was 1200 UT. Checked 720 for KDWN at 1203 UT, but it must be in whack, nothing heard (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1110, Aug 28 at 0507 UT, as KFAB is opening `Coast to Coast`, quite a SAH is pumping from an open carrier, measuring 280/minute = 4 and 2/3 Hz, most obvious with KFAB nulled. There are several stations SE of here, many of them daytimers, none to the NW until the west coast. After midnight CDT, could be a legal test from a daytimer. KTEK Alvin TX has a day pattern aimed right at us.
MW Offsets doesn`t list any stations in the likely area,
but shows KFAB at 1.8 Hz high as of last November:
1110 1110.0018 USA KFAB (Omaha, NE) [1110.000-] 20111114

UNIDENTIFIED. 1530, Aug 28 at 1212 UT, sports talk about the ``Leones Negros``, fading out and in, mentions Veracruz too, and more Mexican deportes stuff. Loops WSW/ENE or so, and a weaker SS in the null. The Black Lions are the soccer team at the University of Guadalajara. Likely national show, as there are only three XEs on 1530, none of them in Guadalajara or with likely sportstalk format. Could even be KXTD Tulsa/Wagoner OK (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)