giovedì 27 settembre 2012

Glenn Hauser logs September 26, 2012

** BANGLADESH. 15105, Sept 26 at 1256, weak signal with flutter, seems English, 1257 to dead air, presumed Bangladesh Betar. (Meanwhile DRM noise from India to Sri Lanka blasting in on 15045-15055). Looks like I did not miss much; Wolfgang Büschel reports: ``VERY DISTORTED AUDIO FEED quality today noted, totally unintelligible, at 1230-1254 UT tune in, only English could be recognized. Totally OVERMODULATED level.``

Checking amid the Nepali broadcast at 1327 on 15105: nothing.

15505, Sept 26 at 1358, BB is on with IS several times, flutter, big hum and buzz/rumble atop, timesignal only 1 second late after 1400:00 compared to WWV a minute later! 1419 good with music; pause between cuts at 1421 allows the hum to come up for a moment. May we assume all music on BB is Bengali, even on services in other languages? I wasn`t next to the radio when ACI 5 kHz het from a carrier on 15500 or 15510 cut on at 1427:30 but it went back off at 1429:45* before BB did, finished at 1430 but noisy carrier stayed until 1430:30* (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake Sept 26, before 1300, not a full search, just:
15555, good at 1259 with heavy flutter, and this one stays past 1300+

After 1300, most with heavy flutter:
none in the 18s, 17s, 16s at 1320
15605, poor at 1324 with WEWN 15606 spur
15495, good at 1325, het on hi side
unusually, none in the 14s, 13s, 12s, 11s, 10s, 9s, 8s at 1327-1340
 7445, poor at 1335 mixed with CNR1 echo jamming, RTI presumed

After 1400:
17560, fair atop V. of Tibet via Madagascar at 1404
17570, fair atop V. of Tibet via Madagascar at 1417, ex-17560 both
15605, fair at 1419, vs WEWN 15606 spur, still here this hour

** CHINA [and non]. 21590, Sept 26 at 1319, the CNR1 jamming is at good level but fluttery over BBC Uzbek via CYPRUS; stronger than SPAIN q.v. 21610 long/short path (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6010, Sept 26 at 0507, RHC big carrier is on but still no modulation. The three other English frequencies are nominal, but 6010 would have been superior if it weren`t mum. 6050 best, 6060 worst, both suffering usual ACI from 6055 Spain amid; 6125 middling with usual undermodulation but no ACI.

9525 & 9555 approx., spurblobs from RHC 9540 at matching displacements, Sept 26 at 1252 as I seek absent VOI on 9526. At least I think it is still absent, beneath this analog video-buzz sound from Cuba with some modulation // RHC 9550 and 9540. Still there tho weaker at 1339 // 9540 long after 9550 has closed. Modulation on 9540 itself sounds almost OK.

15340, Sept 26 at 1258, RHC is on early, getting a headstart on covering up/colliding with HCJB Australia. Often it`s a latestart and sometimes not at all (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUAM. 17680, Sept 26 at 1304, very poor signal in Cambodian. Usually unheard, but band is really hot today. HFCC shows KSDA, 100 kW due west at 1300-1330(Sunday to 1400). Much weaker than neighbor 17670 Vatican via Madagascar in Vietnamese. 17680 off by 1330. This would have been buried by CVC Chile while it existed in the mornings, but did not start until 24 July once that had contracted to afternoons in preparation for oblivion (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUIANA FRENCH. 11995, Sept 26 at 0528, presumed Montsinéry is still running its inexplicable open carrier with some hum (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IRAN. 15300, Sept 26 at 1258, VIRI IS, heavy flutter, 1300 NA, 1301 opening presumed Urdu as scheduled, 500 kW, 109 degrees from Kamalabad; 1302 Qur`an. Nothing on 15400, where I heard the same (?) service yesterday. I`m not convinced it`s Urdu, maybe a mistimed language.

As for the unscheduled Chinese heard yesterday at 1330 on 13730, it now occurs to me that VIRI may have been confused by the end of DST in Iran a few days earlier, as Chinese on other frequencies is supposed to be at 12-13 UT yearound. At a previous local time change, they had warned listeners that program times would shift by UT, when in fact they did not, only the local clox in the studios. Nothing today at 1328 on 13730 either (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IRAN [non]. 9760, Sept 26 at 0522, R. Nikkei 2 has CCI atop it from songs, cuts off abruptly at 0530* after timesignal, clearing Japan. As scheduled, it`s R. Farda, 100 kW, 104 degrees at 0230-0530 via Lampertheim, GERMANY, per Aoki, while HFCC says 108 degrees, and EiBi doesn`t show any azimuths (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH [non]. 6135, Sept 26 at 1333, algo weak talk and maybe music, can`t make out the language, but presumably Shiokaze from Japan is beginning to make seasonal appearance vs noise level and in this case, local cable DTV converter bubble jamming, which I hope will vary somewhere else another day. This is still more than an hour after sunrise here. English should be on Fridays (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MAURITANIA. 7245, Wed Sept 26 at 0503, no signal from IGIM (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 610, Sept 26 at 1202 UT, PSA, ID as Radio [lightning crash] de Coahuila, ad mentioning Sabinas and Nueva Rosita, 7:02 TC. So it`s:
610 XEBX La Primera               Sabinas, Coah.  5,000 500
per Cantú, not the other Coahuilan:
610 XESAC Milenio Radio + FM 99.3 Saltillo, Coah. 1,000 900
Altho link to XEBX website now goes to a squatting site, so maybe there has been a change (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 620, Sept 26 at 1203 UT, NA and then Chihuahua anthem, 1204 full ID as La Norteñita, XHBU 91.7 25 kW, y XEBU 620 10 kW. Cantú:
620 XEBU La Norteñita + FM 91.7 Chihuahua, Chih. 5,000 1,000
and onward with Noticias Mega-Radio (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 640, Sept 26 at 1203 UT, partial ID mentioning Principales and FM 99.something, which fits only for this in Cantú:
640 XEHHI Los 40 Principales + FM 99.3 Hidalgo del Parral, Chih. 10,000 1,000 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 720, Sept 26 at 1209 UT, mention Radio Centro 10-30, but then ``7-20 Extremo``, and song, i.e. per Cantú:
720 XEJCC Extremo 7-20 Cd. Juárez, Chih. 1,000 1,0000 [sic]
Also CCI from another SS further east, probably XEDE if not KSAH. All these logs marred by lightning crashes from storms further east in OK (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 980, Sept 26 at 1228 UT, IMER promo mentioning FM y AM, which is all we need to easily ID once again XEFQ, La Voz de la Ciudad del Cobre, Cananea, Sonora, 2500/500 watts on sunrise skip (LSR Enid = 1223 today) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MOROCCO [and non]. 9579.12, Sept 26 at 0521, big het produced by Médi Un jumping off-frequency from 9575, vs Africa Numéro Un, GABON on 9580. My keyboard gets a close beat at A5 = 880 Hz. Both are in French, tho Morocco is often in Arabic too. It was never a good idea to position these two independent African services only 5 kHz apart, and intolerable now, as the Nador site in Morocco is having all kinds of problems. The het is slightly wavering, and so is one of the frequencies. Gabon is stronger. At 2140 Sept 25, Stephen Wood in Massachusetts with a Perseus had measured R. Médi Un on 9579.17. At 0550 Sept 26, Wolfgang Büschel put it on 9579.140. The slight discrepancy could be due to variation over time, and/or to Gabon being slightly on the hi side, as my measurement is only by comparison (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOMALILAND. 7120, Sept 26 at 0328.5, R. Hargeisa carrier is already on at S9+12, but heavy T-storms south of here raise the noise level so high that it`s hard to tell if and when modulation starts (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 21610, Sept 26 at 1319, REE definitely has a short/long path echo today. The long path goes out 120 degrees from Noblejas across N Africa, exiting at southern Somalia, across Indian Ocean south of Australia, across NZ, Pacific, entering North America over Baja California Sur. Short path is 4850 miles, so long path would be 20050 statute miles, taking the approx. equatorial circumference as 24900 miles. So the LP is 15200 miles longer than the SP, and at the speed of radio, 186,000 miles per second, that makes a 0.08 second delay. Of course these figures should be slightly greater since the signals are bouncing off the ionosphere, not along ground level. Azimuth for this transmission is 110 degrees, which means most of the nominal 250 kW is heading out along the long path in the first place, tho seldom propagable all the way back here on such a high frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TUNISIA. 7275, Sept 26 at 0503, IWT is back on with music after having been missing 24 hours earlier (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7506.4, Sept 26 at 0331 check, WRNO bigsig is on but with usual suppressed, distorted modulation during gospel huxter (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5745, Sept 26 at 0508 check, WTWW-1 on new frequency required by FCC after US government (MARS?) claimed rights to 5755; as promised to start at 0100 this date, with SFAW. Remains to be heard what happen in B-12 when R. Martí plans to reactivate 5745 starting at 1100, and Cuban jamming could well extend beyond its hours. WTWW would normally stay on night frequency another two or three hours during the RM broadcast. So 5745 is the NF for WORLD OF RADIO, UT Sundays at 0400 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17368-USB, approx., synthetic female voice haltingly repeating sad notice about a sailboat, callsign unknown, missing in French Polynesia since July; ID as WLO & KLB, ``standing by for calls, end of broadcast`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 850, Wed Sept 26 at 1232 UT, Spanish prayer with English accent, then cantor in Catholic mass. Must be the frequency hijacked from Anadarko OK to become KJON, COL Carrollton TX, address in Dallas, of the Guadalupe Radio Network, i.e. Mexi-Catholic. Program schedule
shows ``Santa Misa desde la Capilla de Nuestra Señora de Los Ángeles (en vivo)`` Mon-Sat 7-8 am [CT], and a different live mass for a sesquihour on Sundays. Also displays logo of EWTN as an affiliate, and could well be // WEWN on SW, unchecked. Meanwhile, no sign of KOA which should not have faded out just yet (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1010, Sept 26 at 1227, bigsig from preacher in Spanish, no doubt KXXT Tolleson AZ (Phoenix), as previously IDed. He`s explaining that ``barbero`` means brownnose, not barber, which is peluquero. OK. He`s still going past 1235, tho by 1237 I am getting more from MO & UT (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1010, Sept 26 at 1237 UT, sermon in English begins to take over from Spanish de Arizona. This loops NW/SE so it`s not KXEN but KIHU in Tooele (Salt Lake City) UT; but by 1242 KXEN from the NE, St. Louis MO ex-Festus is dominating, closing a quarter-hour huxter in English, then 314-AC phonumber ad for a Christian bookstore (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific carrier search Sept 26 at 1156-1200 UT found some: 594, 747, 828, 1044. 747 was briefly strongest; nothing on 738 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 730, Sept 26 at 1213 UT, open carrier with hum again, looping WSW/ENE, but it`s not XEHB in Chihuahua, as 107.1 / 730 Ke Buena was mixing with it at 1215 and gaining ascendancy. So, a domestic about to sign on at 1215 LSR? The closest ones in those direxions would be KWRE in Missouri and KDAZ in NM, but both should already be on the air, night or day (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 930, Sept 26 at 1217 UT, weak music, maybe ranchera, in null of WKY OKC while it was yakking, making SAH of approx. 5 Hz. 1229 barely heard I think a partial timecheck, ``son las cinco ---``, but still need definite ID of KHJ Los Ángeles, Alta California (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 15739-SSB, Sept 26 at 1322, intermittent 2-way in Spanish (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)