martedì 4 settembre 2012

Glenn Hauser logs September 3, 2012

** BRAZIL [and non]. 9645.4, Sept 3 at 0552, Vatican Radio has a het again, G above middle C4 = 392 Hz, indicating R. Bandeirantes has reactivated. Also the other het as usual between 9675 plus/minus (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 6070, UT Mon Sept 3 at 0527, CFRX with usual comedy 6 nights a week. VG signal continues to amaze with only 1 kW. Someone nearby(?) could not hear it in the daytime and was wondering (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 6175, Sept 3 at 0527-0529* BabCoCk IS/fill music loop as usual appended to V. of Vietnam relay, ending with otherwise defunct RCI IS and ID; the trouble is, the final hour in Vietnamese from 0430 had moved to 9555 for A-12; forgot to switch tonight? Then I realize that when I tuned across 31m a few minutes earlier, it wasn`t there (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** COLOMBIA. 14950+, Sept 3 at 0519, very poor signal fades up enough for ``sintoniza Salem Stereo`` ID, back to gospel music. Why isn`t it ``intoniza``? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 9540, Sept 3 at 1234, RHC has become a distorted blob, louder than // 9550 which is undermodulated but clear. RadioCuba must have kicked the transmitter by 1305 when 9540 modulation had cleared up and 9550 was off. At least the blob stayed around its own frequency this time, instead of somewhere down to 9500.

As for 19m, 15230 absent at 1340 tho it was on earlier in the hour; 15340 is now on with heavy CCI from HCJB, altho RHC was as usual late coming up past 1300 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. 9680, Sept 3 at 1230, YL in Arabish with deliberate talk, sermon? then in Indonesian, atop the Chinese CCI, presumed RRI domestic service.

9526-, Sept 3 at 1235, and 1306, nothing; VOI is gone again. Just a blank today at too (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MAURITANIA. 7245, Sept 3 as late as 0558, IGIM is off again (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. Sunrise-skip DX was a bust on Sept 2, but lotsa on Sept 3, perhaps due to the K-index being 3 at 1200, and SW depressed; today`s Enid LSR = 1205 UT:

540, Sept 3 at 1159 UT, ``La Ranchera, Chihuahua``, in full ID as a B-M emisora. Chex out here:
and in Cantú the only one in the state:
540 XETX La Ranchera de Paquimé + FM 90.5 Nuevo Casas Grandes, Chih. 1,000 250 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 560, Sept 3 at 1155 UT, 6:55 TC by YL, mentions ``La Triple O``, so I`m hoping there is an XEOOO listed, but not, nor any other triple-letter call. Nor any triple-anything on FM related to 560 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 590, Sept 3 at 1157 UT, ID sounds like XETJU, or maybe referred to FM XHTJU. So naturally I figure it`s got to be in Tijuana, but none on 590. Instead Cantú shows:
590 XECJU La Explosiva Puerto Vallarta, Jal. 10,000 5,000

** MEXICO. 620, Sept 3 at 1204 UT, NA by band, then another anthem: yes, it`s Chihuahua`s with vocal by male, so per Cantú:
620 XEBU La Norteñita + FM 91.7 Chihuahua, Chih. 5,000 1,000

** MEXICO. 660, Sept 3 at 0601 UT, Chihuahua state anthem by tenor and chorus; the keyword to copy is ``chihuahuenses``. So it`s the only 660 in the state, per Cantú:
660 XEACB La Lupe + FM 98.9 Cd. Delicias, Chih. 3,000 1,000

** MEXICO. 680, Sept 3 at 1206 UT, NA, then ID mentions ``Chihuahua, México``, QRM, so Cantú:
680 XEFO Éxtasis Digital + FM 92.5 Chihuahua, Chih. 5,000 250

** MEXICO. 730, Sept 3 at 0503 UT, mixture of at least three SS on the radio in the bathroom as I am brushing my teeth, positioned to favor N-S paths, yet I make out a ``La Ke Buena`` slogan mixing with XEHB and W (XEX); then one of them playing NA. Cantú shows Ke Buena is westward and the least of the nine Mexicans now on what was once a clear channel:
730 XEEBC Ke Buena + FM 97.9 Ensenada, B.C. 1,000 250
These modern Mexicans don`t know how to spell Qué

** MEXICO. 750, Sept 3 at 1211 UT, ``750, Éxtasis Digital, Sinaloa``, then choral NA. Cantú:
750 XECSI Éxtasis Digital + FM 89.5 Culiacán, Sin. 5,000 250
(There is another Éstasis Digital on 750 in Acapulco)

** MEXICO. 760, Sept 3 at 0534 UT, ``la música que te gusta``, 11:34 TC. So it has to be one of these two in the UT-6 zone, per Cantú:
760 XEES Antena + FM 102.5     Chihuahua, Chih. 10,000 1,000
760 XEEB La Preciosa + FM 98.5 Cd. Obregón, Son. 5,000 1,000

Since Antena 760 is a newstalk format, one might lean toward the other; except XEES program schedule
shows they play music overnight and after `La Hora Nacional`

** MEXICO. 900, Sept 3 at 1208 UT, TC for ``6 y 8 en 106(?)``, so which 900 station in the UT-6 zone has an FM in the 106s? Cantú shows the only one in MDT/CST is:
900 XEDT Hits FM + FM 98.3 Cd. Cuauhtemoc, Chih. 5,000 1,500
So that trumps the FM connexion presumably misheard: ``Punto tres`` instead of ``ciento seis`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MOROCCO. 9575, Sept 3 at 0555, Arabic with rumble/hum. Must be Médi 1, no such problem noted before. WRTH shows its Arabic ID is an attempt at French: ``Mahataat Medi an`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1530, Sept 3 at 1214 UT, selling its revista for 18 dólares. I have been suspecting this is the latest format for KXTD Wagoner (Tulsa market), since they moved Que Buena to 1270; various references including wikipedia and radio-locator still show that on 1530, and ESPN Deportes does not seem to have any affiliate list. lists it as sports talk, along with some definite ESPN Deportes stations elsewhere,
but says KXTD has no stream. New NRC AM Log shows it with Spanish religion. Which is it, Bruce? (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY [and non]. `On Point` from WBUR Boston is now audible here weekdays at 15-16 UT via KOSU tnx to curtailment of `The Takeaway` to only one hour by its producers, and Sept 3 around 1515, this hour`s guests, They Might Be Giants, performed ``Istanbul, Not Constantinople``, one of my favorites. Several versions are on the web; here`s one:
which takes a while to get into the meat of it.
I like this one by Craig Ferguson, miming to TMG Giants:

There really ought to be another verse, ``Constantinople, not Byzantium``, but that would be tough to fit into the meter of the original. Anyhow, I long for a stylish fez, preferably with a bill. The cap I already won from VOT was standard-issue baseball.

I realize that in all my random listening to Voice of Turkey, in English, Turkish or whatever, including a lot of music, I have *never* heard this played. Is it offensive, banned in Turkey, or they just don`t get it? It`s nobody`s business, but the Turx (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15385, KJES, not heard in many weeks at various afternoon bandscans during the time it is scheduled, 18-20 UT. It was never very reliable, but has anyone heard it at all? Still shows up sometimes on 11715 in the 13-16 UT period (Glenn Hauser, OK, September 3, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7506.4, Sept 3 at 0357, WRNO still missing, post-Isaac. Rich Lewis in MS also unheard it at 0200 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15615, Sept 3 at 1339, fax-sounding ute, covering WEWN, which I think I had heard earlier in the hour in the clear. Which one is an intruder? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1632 monitoring: the 0500 UT Monday broadcast on WRMI 9955 is audible at S9+12, 0522 Sept 3 as I am talking about AFN still partly heard from the Keys post-Isaac [but not any more]; pulse jamming but WRMI mostly atop; tnx a lot, Arnie! He just can`t stand the competition from a real DX program, so invokes the awesome powers of the dictatorship (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 6519-USB, Sept 3 at 1307, robo YL with info on missing vessels in Pacific dating back to July, 1309 ID as WLO/KLB, and standing by for calls, presumably on paired 6218; nothing more heard here except for het from 6518 Korean radio war. 6519 believed to be WLO Mobile instead of KLB Kent (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1440, Sept 3 at 1216 UT, huge signal but just barely modulated with gospel huxter screaming in Spanish about demonios. Still R5 considering the strength, no doubt from 50 kW KTNO Radio Luz, University Park (=Dallas) TX (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 11995, Sept 3 at 0515, the mystery open carrier with some hum is back, deep fades to S9+3 peaks. Issoudun? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)