martedì 25 settembre 2012

Glenn Hauser logs September 24, 2012

** BANGLADESH. BB is missing for the third day in a row from previously known schedule; last heard Sept 21 until 1300* on 15105. Now no sign of it Sept 24 at 1237, nor 15105 at 1315, nor 15505 at 1400 (both frequencies checked at all times, just in case). Is anyone hearing it anywhen, including the 7250 transmissions later? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 11815, Sept 24 at 0509 not even a carrier detectable from R. Brasil Central, which has been missing for a while, altho Manuel Méndez, Spain got a full ID from it around 23 hours earlier. 11765 was audible and also maybe something on 11735 was Brasil, plus usual supersig from 11780 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake Sept 24, before 1300:
17250, JBA at 1238, also ute QRM; none in the 18s
16100, fair at 1238 with flutter; none in the 15s
14980, very good at 1241
14700, fair-good at 1241; none in the 13s
12500, very good at 1243
12320, very good at 1243
12230, good at 1243
 9680, fair at 1254 buried in mix of RRI, CNR1 jammer and RTI target

** CHINA. 11990, Sept 24 at 1244, CNR1 echo-jamming against VOA Mandarin is finally spurless, unlike yesterday radiating blobs around 11975 and 12105, and ante-yesterday around 11970 and 12110 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also CUBA

** CHINA. 11710, Sept 24 at 1249, hefty mix of Korean from DPRK and Chinese CNR1 jammer against RTI. And as usual the latter is throwing out weak spur carriers at 8 kHz intervals, detectable on 11686, 11694, 11702, 11718, 11726, 11734, only the last with a signal to het it, another one from North Korea, 11735.

11760, Sept 24 at 1352, same situation originating here instead as always after 1300, but can only detect the spurs on 11752 and 11776 hetting Cuba and Anguilla (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** COLOMBIA [and non]. 6010.1, Sept 24 at 0401 a weak signal offset here, presumably HJDH La Voz de tu Conciencia. Someone thought they had R. Mil, XEOI reactivated but it used to be slightly on the low side, and Julián Santiago Díez de Bonilla in the DF confirms that is still absent. Beware of logging by timecheck, as until DST ends in Mexico, both are UT -5. 6010 is always weaker than sister station 5910 HJDH Alcaraván Radio, due to antenna direxionality trying to protect México, which seems no longer to be necessary. And after 0500, all blown away by Cuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 9955, UT Monday Sept 24 at 0513, heavy pulse jamming, and nothing audible from WRMI with scheduled WORLD OF RADIO. I have noticed that on other nights of the week during this period there is less jamming, as if Arnie allows the DentroCuban Jamming Command to target us deliberately. I suggest you boycott his DX program at the same and many other times, besides e-mailing your objexions to him.

9570, Sept 24 at 1255, RHC Spanish programming instead of CRI Cantonese, so it`s // 9550 and 9540. The latter two each have CCI from CRI direct! In Vietnamese and Chinese respectively. By 1327 the 9570 Cuban relay has been corrected to CRI English. Do they get a refund?

15340, Sept 24 at 1358, RHC is missing, uncovering HCJB Australia, at first not much from it, but picking up after 1400 with Urdu (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUAM [and non]. 9585, Sept 24 at 1258 mixture of Thai from R. Japan via SINGAPORE, and KTWR IS. Former closed with 4+1 timesignal at 1300, but IS continued, then opening listed Sgaw Karen from Agaña. Recheck at 1348, now 9585 bears clear BBC Burmese via Singapore (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MAURITANIA. 7245, Sept 24 at 0515, IGIM rates S9+20 but undermodulated with soporific wake-up chanting (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 620, Sept 24 at 0525 UT, rhyming slogan ``ahorita la Norteñita, B-U, 91.7 FM y 620 AM``, i.e. per Cantú:
620 XEBU La Norteñita + FM 91.7 Chihuahua, Chih. 5,000 1,000

** MEXICO. 1410, Sept 24 at 1211 UT, news about Mexico, TC for 6:11, promo, mentions Angostura in news; loops WSW. Per Cantú the only possibility in UT-6 zone is:
1410 XECF La Mexicana + 93.3 FM Los Mochis, Sin. 10,000 500
Overcoming the CCI and the 2ACI from local KCRC 1390 is an achievement, with only 500 watts? Maybe it`s officially daytime there, tho not really. And there is a city called Angostura in Sinaloa, tho I am sure there are others. Maybe means ``narrow place`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6945-AM, Sept 24 at 0516 open carrier, 0518 make out ID as ``Radio True North, free music radio on shortwave``. Very poor signal tonight. They are on a lot, and on a variety of frequencies around here in 5 kHz steps (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1210, Sept 24 at 1231 UT ``Mid-America Network News`` with report on dangerous zebra mussels found in a Kansas lake; something about Stillwater and other OK items, then weather on ``US Country 1210 KGYN`` Guymon. Seems this is really Mid America Ag Network, which has unnamed stations all over Kansas, some in Nebraska and one in the OK Panhandle, per coverage map:
(Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PHILIPPINES [and non]. 9520, Sept 24 at 1328, R. Veritas Asia ID in English with jazzy music, ``stay tuned for broadcast in Sinhala on 9520 in the 31 meter band``, 1330 opening with song. Meanwhile there is a fast SAH from something in Chinese, I suppose PBS Nei Menggu, Hohhot, which is 50 kW at 36 degrees most of the time from 2150 to 1605, per Aoki (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOMALILAND. 7120, Sept 24 not checked until 0401, and R. Hargeisa is now very poor with fading; at least it`s still on in the morning (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN [non]. 11880, Monday Sept 24 at 1245, REE via COSTA RICA is again Basqueless, defaulting to Castilian discussion of Japón v. China (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9330-CUSB, Sept 24 at 0512, dead air/open carrier from WBCQ again. Note: I would be happy never to report this again, but whenever any such anomalies are encountered, I make note of them (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 770, Sept 24 at 1149 UT, well before sunrise, weather and temps around New Mexico on ``770 KKOB``. Weak but steady signal, presumably 230-watt non-direxional relay in Santa Fe (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 880, Sept 24 at 1153 UT, series of three program promos on the Tan Talk Radio Network, i.e. KLRG Sheridan (Little Rock) AR, relaying WTAN 1340 in Clearwater, Florida. Website
conveniently displays the extent of this network at pagetop: ``WTAN-AM 1340 WDCF-AM 1350 WZHR-AM 1400 KLRG-AM 880 TAN TALK RADIO NETWORK``.
i.e. two other little Florida stations and this big one way off in Arkansas, why? Beware, site autolaunches audio QRMing whatever one is already listening to, how rude; and disregard the encoding openly visible at pagebottom (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1040, Sept 24 at 1157 UT, WHO Des Moines IA catches my ear because they are promoting an upcoming broadcast Friday morning from 500 feet underground at a Martin-Marietta limestone ``mine`` near Ames; no photography or <10-year-olds allowed down there, but y`all come to see the displays on the surface. Gates open at 4:30 am. Sounds like fun! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1560, Sept 24 at 1201 UT, rare Star Spangled Banner is playing, sounds like a `live` recording from some event, segué to John Wayne (?) reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. Are these daily rituals? Bigsig as suspected is just KGOW in Bellaire (Houston) TX, as on into sports talk with 713-AC phone.

At 46/15 kW, The Game is often reported from deep South America. 9-tower night pattern has one huge lobe at 146 degrees:

Only 6 towers employed on day pattern, but it is currently Not Found:

UNIDENTIFIED. 930, Sept 24 at 1219 UT around local sunrise here, I get a touchy tight null on groundwave from WKY OKC, to hear another station in Spanish. With WKY minimized, it`s still a battle to pull out this weak signal with Mexican music, but differentiable (this word is not redlined by MSWord), from WKY as long as La Indomable is yakking. 1221 a singing ID, ``Radio ---`` something; losing by 1229. Cantú shows not a single Mexican in the NW part of the country, (but IRCA has XERLA in Santa Rosalía BCS, 1 kW daytimer, but Cantú has it on 940, as does WRTH 2012 with 10/1 kW.)

So how about US SS stations on 930, from central to west? In NRC AM Log 2012-2013, the only possibility is KHJ Los Ángeles, which OMG, is now ``La Ranchera``. Night pattern is a tangent circle to the SSE, with a little blob opposite, but side null is further north than Enid, so we should get some signal about like this from 5 kW. No sign of KAPR in Douglas AZ as recently heard on SRS, not Spanish (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1650, Sept 24 at 1204 UT, romantic music in Spanish, ``la música continúa sin comerciales, en María(??)``. Not at all sure of that name, probably wrong. Seems to be from east-west, but I also need to null local KFXY 1640 which is SSE, so that may be skewed. Could be KSVE El Paso TX, NRC AM Log listed with romántica format; or maybe KXOL Brigham City UT, not the other two US SS stations which are religious. Could DXer Vance in El Paso confirm activity status of KSVE?

However, it`s hard to imagine such stations announcing proudly as non-commercial. New XEARZ in Mexico City has been doing just that, per reports. As in non-profit, per Cantú: ``1650 XEARZ Zer Radio 5,000 watts. Permisionada (sin fines de lucro) pero parte de Grupo Zer``

Still no definite logs of that known from north of the border, altho Bryan Clark has heard it (very) south of the border, in New Zealand, August 23 at 0609, 0658, so it is (or was) all-night. Definite logs of KSVE are just as rare (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)