venerdì 14 settembre 2012

Glenn Hauser logs September 13-14, 2012

** BANGLADESH. 15105, Sept 14 at 1247, Bangladesh Betar fair in English about something going on in North Bengal; 1250 vocal music; 1255 recheck it`s already off; power interruption? Back on at 1312 with open carrier, some whine, S9+10 peaks. Never played IS and cut on presumed Nepali in progress at 1315:35, then alternating bits of music, 1316 B.B. IDs in passing. Caught the closing music until 1345.5* Next:

15505, Sept 14 at *1356:30 carrier on, 1357 tone, 1359 IS only once, timesignal ending at 1359:44, 16 sex early, opening Urdu (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake Sept 14, before 1300, ten mostly with flutter:
12230, very good at 1253
12320, very good at 1253
12670, very good at 1254; none in the 11s
14800, very good at 1253; none in the 13s
15555, good at 1249
15735, good at 1248. SOH or VOT must have landed here today, but better begone by 1300 when NHK English comes via Uzbekistan
16100, very poor at 1250
16920, poor at 1251
16980, poor at 1251
17450, poor at 1252

After 1300:
15485, fair at 1307 with noise
15495, fair at 1318 with noise, het on hi side, ex-15485
15560, good at 1308

** COLOMBIA. 14950+, Sept 14 at 1420 check, Spanish gospel music in some Mexican style, 1422 announcement. Too weak to attempt a frequency measurement by either method, het pitch vs BFO on YB-400, or count-the-clix on the DX-398; you never know when you will catch a brief peak of Salem Stereo before deep fading, even fade-out (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 15340, Sept 14 at 1259, RHC manages to get this transmitter going already today with IS at full modulation atop HCJB Australia. But at 1302, RHC news is very undermodulated, with HCJB understation well audible. Wiggle that patchcord! Still same at 1405. If you are too incompetent the find a clear frequency, you really need to keep your modulation level up to override the competition (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** FRANCE [non]. 21690, Sept 14 at 2059, RFI closing (?) `Couleurs Tropicales`, mentioning  Glad this great music show is still available; only wish reception were better on this frequency via GUIANA FRENCH (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH [non]. 15630, Sept 14 at 1310, weak exotic vocal music; can`t be Greece at this hour on this frequency. Aoki shows it can only be V. of Wilderness, the Californian Christian clandestine, 100 kW, 70 degrees from TAJIKISTAN at 1300-1330 (extended to 1430 on Sundays) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MAURITANIA. 7245, Sept 14 at 0546, IGIM is on and chanting, since it`s Fribbath, after having been missing previous mornings (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 750, Sept 14 at 0601, in WSB null, XE NA, 0603.5 unfamiliar state anthem until 0607.5, no ID, then a federal PSA extolling something about México, and finally YL ID mentioning ``Éxtasis Digital, 89.5 FM and 750 AM`` (pronounced in ENGLISH!), no call or location heard but that combo leads only per Cantú to:
750 XECSI Éxtasis Digital + FM 89.5 Culiacán, Sinaloa 5,000 250
differentiating it from the other E.D. on 750, Acapulco whose FM is on 107.5; both supposedly 250 watts at night, and 5 kW day in case they forgot to do something (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MYANMAR. 7110, Sept 14 at 1244, Kachin Radio better than usual, S9+12 with flutter, vocal music vs CW QRhaM (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA [and non]. 15120, Sept 14 at 0541, VON is the SSOB at S9+15 with slight whine and somewhat distorted modulation especially during clips in the newscast. #2 signal was 15580 VOA Botswana, #3 15400 Dabanga Madagascar, better than // 11650 via Vatican. R. Australia by contrast really weak tonight on 15515, 15240 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOMALILAND. 7120, Sept 14 at 1245, as I have just nabbed Myanmar again on 7110, nothing here yet from R. Hargaysa, which just reactivated 100 kW yesterday, still infesting the 40m exclusive hamband; and was making it to Japan as early as 1300 Sept 13, until 1801* says Sei-ichi Hasegawa. That means it could theoretically make it by long-path on into western North America by then but sunrise here was 1214. Darker, more westerly DXLD yg contributors reported today:

Harold Sellers in BC: poor signal at 1403, improving by 1430
Bruce Portzer in WA: weak at 1350, peaking at 1425, fading by 1450
On Sept 13, Ron Howard in California: 1408-1438. Of course, it`s relatively easy in EurAfrican aftevenings (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 15450, Friday Sept 14 after 1300, V. of Turkey sufficient with music fill, after a talk before the hour on the `Balkan Agenda`.

Printed schedule folder just came in the P-mail, envelope with barely visible meter imprint, no stamps, where they have eliminated all info about programs, just listing transmissions in every language and websites for each, some tiny photos of the studios and Turkish scenes, brief article about their 75th anniversary which has already been quoted in DXLD.

The full-color sheet is also folded complexly, the segments measuring from top to bottom in approx. inches: 3.5, 2.4, 2.4, 3.4 and 1.1. It`s not strictly fanfold either, but it all comes together such that the top half of a row of photos in the first segment line up with the bottom half of same photos in the third segment; impressive! Unless you would prefer the photos uninterrupted.

Here`s the best we can do for an axual program schedule from their website instead, accessed via
which is Alan Roe`s excellent hitlist:
Tho autodated as today, it`s for Jan-Feb-Mar of an unknown year, in two identical(?) versions. Note it does not even specify which programs are alternating fortnightly, such as `DX Corner` on Saturdays.

Today after headlines and sign-off goodbye, we were treated to ten-time play of the invariable IS at 1322-1325.5* (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1634 monitoring: Confirmed on WTWW-1 9479, Thursday Sept 13 at 2100. This time, broke away from SFAW feed for canned Ted ID first, then joined WOR in progress after I had announced the edition number; usual excellent signal.

On WWRB 5050, scheduled for UT Friday 0330: monitored first on webcast only, starting about 0332, tuned in too late to time the respectful pause. But initially with quite a lot of noise on the audio. Did not check 5050 until about 0357, where I could only hear carrier with some noise; was it that way ever since 0332? Since it started late, the last bit was cut off the webfeed at 0400 but the audio had improved by then, rejoining the other feed // with KJVB, which is not on SW at all.

Next: UT Saturday 0130v on Area 51 via WBCQ 5110v-CUSB.
UT Sunday 0400 on WTWW-1 5755
WRMI 9955: Sat 0800, 1500, 1730, Sun 0800, 1530, 1730, Mon 0500, 1130
Hamburger Lokalradio: Sat 0630 on 7265, Tue 0930 on 5980
On WRN via SiriusXM 120: Sat & Sun 1730, Sun 0830

** U S A. WEWN missing from all frequencies morning of Sept 14; what`s wrong? We need our daily dose of extreme Catholic doctrine. 15615, nothing there Sept 14 at 1310, 1406; 12050 & 11550 Spanish frequencies, nothing there either at 1415 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 15670, Sept 14 at 1405, children`s choir, 1407 talk mentioning habari, 1410 listing stuff including Ishmael, Yerusalem; 1436 presumed preacher, since it`s Family Radio, Hindi 500 kW, 95 degrees via Nauen, GERMANY at 14-16, per Aoki. 1459 YL giving complex Family Radio address at a flat in a Hyderabad (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1010, Sept 14 at 1220-1232+ UT, impassioned monolog by preacher in Spanish. Loops due east/west which rules out Mexico unless it`s XEDX Ensenada, but not with that format: it`s a W network station, featuring at 4-7 am a clown called Brozo, hee hee.

So the only US station fitting for Spanish religion is per NRC AM Log 2012-2013y: KXXT Tolleson AZ, 15000/250 watts, Phoenix market. From the dominant signal over KXEN et al., I would guess it`s on daytime power despite being 5:20 am MST; standard remark about Arizonan anomalies. Can`t find a program schedule on their website, but separate views of the facilities and the personnel along with sister station KXEG at (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1430, Sept 14 at 1235 UT just as I tune by, ``Central Nebraska`s news leader, KRGI``, i.e. U2 5/1 kW Grand Island. By now it`s on non-direxional day power, the Sun having ofFCCially arisen there in September at 1215 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 11995, Sept 14 at 0543, mystery open carrier with hum again, this time weaker than Turkey 11980 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)