giovedì 13 settembre 2012

Glenn Hauser logs September 13, 2012

** BANGLADESH. 15105, Sept 13 at 1230, Bangladesh Betar audible with very poor signal, S Asian music, YL announcement seems English. Better at 1244 with talk in English intonation, still not readable; 1245 mentions of Bangladesh amid bits of music. At 1318 when Nepali should have started on a very different azimuth, only a JBA carrier.

15505, Sept 13 at 1400, S Asian music as BB is presumably opening Urdu; better signal than 15105 had been, and also with some hum/roar (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake Sept 13, after 1300, not a complete search:
15485, fair at 1308 with propeller noise
15495, fair at 1316 with propeller noise, het on hi side, ex-15485
15560, good at 1311

After 1400, not a complete search either:
15605, poor at 1403
17560, poor at 1408; JBA signal on 17565 may have been escapee V. of Tibet jumparound via Madagascar (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non?]. 17730, Sept 13 at 1406, RHC has a whine in the background, seems like CCI, but with RHC you can never be sure. No such sound on other 13, 11 MHz channels. Nothing else is scheduled on 17730 at this hour (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDIA [and non]. 15795, Sept 13 at 1313, AIR Indian instrumental music with CCCCCCI as the ChiCom insult India by continuing to block AIR`s only attempt to broadcast back to them in Mandarin, while CRI has countless unimpeded SW broadcasts to India in English and other languages, plus co-channel QRM on numerous tropical band frequencies. Same situation on // 17705 with the addition of BSKSA CCI. The Indo-Chinese radio war stops abruptly when AIR is finished with both at 1315, uncovering BSKSA only on 17705. Why doesn`t AIR take any evasive measures, or better yet, diplomatic? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. 9526-, Sept 13 at 1238, another day with no signal at all from VOI; nor when checked after 1300, nor after 1400 when CRI Russian had no het (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 790, Sept 13 at 1215 UT, ``Radio Fórmula, 790 La Paz``, promo a L-V programa at 5:30-10 am, 1217 news about Benghazi and Cairo. Cantú:
790 XENT Radio Fórmula + FM 97.5 La Paz, B.C.S. 10,000 750

** MEXICO. 900, Sept 13 at 1208 UT, ``Hits FM 98.3`` from Cuauhtémoc, ``música country``, automated TC for ``seis, ocho``, then C&W song in English. So is this format by definition music only in English? Cantú:
900 XEDT Hits FM + FM 98.3 Cd. Cuauhtémoc, Chih. 5,000 1,500

** MEXICO. 920, Sept 13 at 1202 UT, Chihuahua anthem, so it can only be this one per Cantú:
920 XEQD Romance + FM 95.7 Chihuahua, Chih. 1,000 250

** TURKEY. 15450, Thu Sept 13 at 1255, VOT with `Middle East Agenda` about increasing Iraqi violence; Question of the Month; cut off the air at 1300 as if intentional, but back after a sesquiminute, for the rest of the broadcast containing Turkish fill-music, always enjoyable. After too-brief headlines, closing at 1324 with a sesqui-IS too before cut off (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9479, Sept 13 at 1414, WTWW-1 with SFAW, modulation has a rattling sound. Hope it abates by 2100; seemed better at 1705 check (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1634: first SW airing should have been on WRMI 9955, UT Thu Sept 13 at 0330. Thence: Sat 0800, 1500, 1730; Sun 0800, 1530, 1730; Mon 0500, 1130.
On WTWW: Thu 2100 on 9479, UT Sun 0400 on 5755
On WWRB: UT Fri 0330v on 5050
On WBCQ: UT Sat 0130v on 5110v-CUSB via Area 51
On HLR: UT Sat 0630 on 7265; UT Tue 0930 on 5980
Also on WRN via SiriusXM 120: Sat & Sun 1730, Sun 0830
[Our audio archive at is temporarily down as of 1700 UT Thursday; those needing WOR 1634 ASAP please contact me directly]

** U S A. 840, Sept 13 at 1159 UT, Yes Air Conditioning & Plumbing ad, same as heard a few times before at this minute from KXNT, North Las Vegas NV, before CBS news. Did not even need to stay tuned for another ID. Recheck at 1217, the signal is peaking stronger during item about new walkie-talkie from Apple. Local sunrise was 1213 (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 880, Sept 13 at 1210 UT, ``Amazing Grace`` but I can`t understand a word of it, because it must be in Navajo; 1212 onto equally incomprehensible announcement except for ``September thirteenth``. So it`s KHAC Window Rock AZ, or rather COL Tse Bonito across the line in NM. NRC AM Log shows slogan is now ``Voice of Encouragement``. So is it on 430 watt night power or 10 kW day power, both non-direxional? NRC AM Log mentions no PSRA, so it must be night. Official September FCC sunrise there is 1300 UT.

Meanwhile, neighbor 660 KTNN is behaving itself; XE is still dominating that frequency at 1213 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 930, Sept 13 at 1202 UT with WKY OKC groundwave in deep and tight null I am pleased to get something else, probably the same as unID previously, not KCCC NM. String of PSAs in lieu of network news on hour, separately mentioning 22nd Street & Coal in Tucson, about some disability organization; Arizona with a 971- exchange phone prefix; 1205 American Heart Association; pro-life info at station website; 1206 Dennis Prager with local promo for his show on ``Tucson`s AM-1030``, then opening Bill Bennett `Morning in America` show. I don`t see anything about pro-life on the website, but they have quite a mix of local and national talk shows, the latter including other second-string far-righters such as Dennis Miller.

No mention of 930 on 930! New NRC AM Log shows 1030 is KVOI, COL Cortaro AZ but address in Tucson, ``The Voice``, and 930 is also ``The Voice``, same address in Tucson, but is really KAPR in Douglas on the border, with 2500 watts day, 71 watts night, PSRA of 500, all non-direxional. Since it`s only 5 am MST by real time, the usual question arises with Arizonans, whether it could legally be on 500 watts an hour before 6 am local, or gets to pretend it`s 6 am by unobserved MDT.

FCC AM Query shows the two stations are not jointly owned: 1030 by Good News Communications, 930 by Sonora Broadcasting, so I suppose 930 is LMA`d (and not even due the courtesy of a joint mention in IDs and promos). Cortaro is just NNW of Tucson on I-10, while Douglas is in the SE corner of AZ. About Us on the KVOI site explains:

``Good News Radio Broadcasting (GNRB) is a non-profit organization that owns Good News Communications (GNC) a for profit organization. Through GNRB and GNC we operate the following radio stations:
KVOI 1030 AM "The Voice" (News/Talk) Tucson
KGMS  940 AM "Good Message" (Christian Talk) Tucson
KLTU 88.1 FM "KLOVE" (Positive & Encouraging Music) Tucson
KCEE  690 AM (Pop Classics) Tucson
KAPR  930 AM "The Voice" (News/Talk) Douglas
KNXN 1470 AM "Good Message" (Christian Talk) Sierra Vista``

UNIDENTIFIED. Encouraged by Richard Allen`s reports from nearby, I have been looking for TP carriers on MW around sunrise, which was 1213 UT today. Finally Sept 13 at 1154 I have a just barely audible one on 738, which is presumably TAHITI (and which Tim Tromp has heard from as far as Muskegon, Michigan with much better equipment); and at 1156 a JBAC on 774, no doubt NHK Japan; could not detect anything on its usual companions, 828, 747 or lower 9-kHz intervals (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1120, Sept 13 at 1224 UT, I am getting a very weak signal with music making SAH of about 6 Hz with KMOX nulled, which hasn`t outfaded yet. Mexico unlikely at this hour and angle. Assuming it`s also unlikely from anywhere eastward (tho there is a 10 kW in Mississippi, religious WTWZ), there aren`t many possibilities in the NRC AM Log. KEOR Catoosa/Tulsa OK we know is still silent, as never heard in full daytime. KLIM Limón CO would be a good bet except it`s been silent for a decade! KTXW in Manor TX (Austin area) is new, not yet on air. That leaves KPNW in Oregon, too far and a talker; and best bet KANN Roy UT, 10/1.1 kW, religious/AC format (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 11995, Sept 13 at 0454, mystery open carrier with hum again. Noel Green, England has been monitoring from around 0630 and not heard it, but may have closed by then, or doesn`t propagate there if from westward. I haven`t tried for it much after 0600. Meanwhile, Turkey was in well on 11980 when I was hearing it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)