giovedì 6 settembre 2012

Glenn Hauser logs September 5-6, 2012

** AUSTRALIA [and non]. 15340, Sept 6 at 1238, JBA carrier only from presumed HCJB, unlike SSOB status yesterday. By 1323 signal is much better but RHC has decided to run 15340 today too, atop considerable DU CCI (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BANGLADESH. 15105, Sept 6 at 1247 very poor signal seems English, and music, from Bangladesh Betar. 1259:30 to tone, and off at 1300:45* (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 15191.5 [not 15149.5 as mistyped originally], Sept 5 at 0511 as I am bandscanning across 19m, expecting maybe R. Africa, instead immediately hear ``duas e onze``, i.e. Brazilian Portuguese timecheck which can only come from R. Inconfidência, Belo Horizonte. Then checked frequency and it`s right here, maybe 15191.49 but probably within margin of error (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

Hi Glenn, Sept 6, per my E1 was indeed on 15191.49 from 0211 to 0221
tune out with excited sports announcer; 0220 a goal was scored; game ended after 0300; checking at 0323 was still heard with pop song in English. The best reception heard in a while. Best in LSB; QRN (Ron Howard, California, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake, Sept 6 before 1300, all with flutter:
12230, JBA at 1241
12320, very good at 1241, quite a contrast to 12230
12670, poor at 1241
12870, very good at 1242
13850, very good at 1242
13920, very good at 1242; no fax QRM now
14700, good at 1244
14870, good at 1245
15550, good at 1246
16250, fair at 1248; none in the 17s, 18s. That makes ten at a time

Before 1330:
12320, very good at 1329; none in the 11s, 13s, 14s, 16s, 17s, 18s
15495, poor at 1324, net on hi side
15565, fair at 1325, het on hi side

** CHINA. 11736, 11744, 11752, 11768, 11776, 11784, 11792, the 8-kHz spurs from 11760 jammer all detectable Sept 6 at 1333. 11735, 11750, 11775 and 11785 broadcasters made considerable hets against them, and clear 11768 was strong enough to detect a bit of modulation matchable to intentional CNR1 jammer on 11990 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11760, Sept 6 at 2350, RHC is not on the air here, but on 11680 // 11840 and 9 MHz frequencies with music, presumably the usual `Sonido Cubano` filler in Spanish service. Was checking because Grayson Watson, TX, keeps hearing the 23-24 RHC English hour on frequencies where it is not supposed to be, such as 11760 on Sept 4, 11680 on Aug 17, instead of 5040-only (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also AUSTRALIA

** GREECE. 15630, Sept 6 at 2010-2040, V. of Greece with great signal and great music for nap time, hardly any announcements; weakening somewhat after 2030 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. 9526-, Sept 6 at 1338, VOI is on today, fair carrier with hum, but no modulation at all detectable (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA SOUTH. 6760, Sept 6 at 1232, Korean talk, no jamming, no doubt MND Radio. Just yesterday Ron Howard discovered a new // for the 1200 broadcast, 4925, ex-5900, so I try 4925: JBA carrier underneath a blob from one of my local cable DTV converter boxes (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MAURITANIA. 7245, Sept 6 at 0554, no signal from IGIM as it recovers from/compensates for, all the extra airtime during Ramadan (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 660, Sept 6 at 0600 UT, full ID from the only Chihuahua 660 station, and then state song. Cantú:
660 XEACB La Lupe + FM 98.9 Cd. Delicias, Chih. 3,000 1,000
The third time I`ve heard it recently without confirming that`s still the ID in the volatile Mexican radio scene (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 680, Sept 6 at 1159 UT, full ID from ``La Mera Jefa``, including: ``93.7 y 680``, ``la radio que manda``, ``Megamedios, Guasave, Sinaloa``, 1201 `Noticias en Punto`. But did not catch any call letters. Cantú shows:
680 XEORO La Mera Jefa + FM 93.7 Guasave, Sin. 1,000 500

** MEXICO. 700, Sept 6 at 1158 UT, Radio Red ID and promo, temp as 14.7 degrees, presumably at the flagship hi-altitude DF station XERED, while 700 is XEDKR in Guadalajara; weak but alone on frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 760, Sept 6 at 1202 UT, full ID for XECSI, Éxtasis Digital, Culiacán, also mentioned an FM, and defined the format as featuring música en inglés. Then played choral NA in Spanish. Cantú:
750 XECSI Éxtasis Digital + FM 89.5 Culiacán, Sin. 5,000 250

** MEXICO. 770, Sept 6 at 1204 UT, after NA, 2 or 3 funny voices, 1205 mentions ``Cadena 40 Principales``. The only one on 770 per Cantú:
770 XEREV Los 40 Principales + FM 104.3 Los Mochis, Sin. 5,000 100

** OKLAHOMA. ``The Cool TV`` with music videos has disappeared from KOCB, virtual 34.2, RF 33, OKC; now there is just 34.1, labeled KOCB HD. I noticed this Sept 6 around 2200 UT as I was looking for a subchannel with no captioning to bother as video accompaniment to my WOR 1633 recording. Perhaps KOCB was not HD before and they needed the bandwidth? (Glenn Hauser, Enid, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1633: ready for first SW broadcast Thursday Sept 6 at 2100 on WTWW 9479; also UT Sunday Sept 9 at 0400 on 5755.

On WWRB: UT Friday 0330v 5050 (we hope; wrong programming last week)
On Area 51 via WBCQ: UT Saturday 0130v on 5110v-CUSB
On WRMI 9955: Saturday 0800, 1500, 1730; Sunday 0800, 1530, 1730; Monday 0500, 1130
On HLR: Saturday 0630 on 7265, Tuesday 0930 on 5980
On WRN via SiriusXM 120: Sat & Sun 1730, Sun 0830

** U S A. 15918, Sept 5 at 1958, no signal today as VOA Greenville is YDD signing on 15730 bigsig, then French; two days earlier there was a dirty FM spurblob from it, and I did not get to check it one day earlier (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 840, Sept 6 at 1208 UT, checking whether I can still hear KXNT Las Vegas NV in September as I was in August around this time. No, instead it`s an adstring including McDonalds, Cornly(?) Iron, 402 area code, ``the 840-pound radio gorilla of the Midwest, 840-Country``, 1210 joining the Rural Radio Network for AgNews. So it`s KTIC, West Point, Nebraska, 5 kW daytimer. NRC AM Log says nothing about gorillas, just the rather staid ``Information Center`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1250, Sept 6 at 1212 UT, dead air for at least a minute. No doubt it`s the usual dominant SRS signal, KYYS Kansas City KS, La Equis, la Super-Estación. By 1225 or so recheck, modulating Mexican music (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1510, Sept 5 at 1923 UT, I am driving about 10 miles north of Enid to release a trapped squirrel who thinx he owns our pecans; they are not even ready for human harvest yet, but he and his relatives have scattered green pecan debris all over the ground.

On 1510 I have a weak signal with Mexican music, and it improves slightly as I get further from the KOKC 1520 splash (which fortunately is mostly talk now). The ubiquitous SHVA appears frequently, can`t get a definite ID, but ``15-10 AM, sólo música`` and may have mentioned ``Fiesta``. This sounds familiar, and I find an old report of this from 2010y!:

``UNIDENTIFIED. 1510, on caradio in the south side of Enid, at 1852 UT
Nov 1 beneath the splash from KOKC 1520 I am hearing bits of Mexican
music. The closest 1510 is 1 kW KNNS Larned KS, near Great Bend,
listed in NRC AM Log 2010 as sports/ESPN format.

Of the seven Texans on 1510, three of them have a Mexican or Tejano
format, mostly in the south except for KSTV Stephenville, between Fort
Worth and Abilene, but really too far from here for groundwave. Then
there`s 10 kW KCTE Independence MO, but it`s another sportstalker.

Google search on KNNS to the Wiki page inserts this: ``Template:
Infobox Radio station - this station is no longer broadcasting as of
early October 2010`` but unseen on the Wikipedia page itself (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST 10-44) And heard more traces of it since (see also earlier DXLD 10-15 where Royals BB in English was on 1510)``

I would have written almost the same thing now. The new 2012 NRC AM Log still shows KNNS as ESPN, so apparently this 2-year old flip has gone unnoticed except by me. KSTV is at least twice as far from here as KNNS, and full-day groundwave on 1510 from that far into Texas is not to be expected, even tho KSTV is listed as ``Fiesta AM``. BTW, Larnèd has two syllables, darn it. BTW2, KCTE 1510 sportstalk in English doesn`t make it here in the daytime from the Kansas City area, but with skywave it`s still audibly hetting off-frequency.

Now Wikipedia has been updated to confirm this: ``KNNS 1510AM is a regional Mexican station in Larned, Kansas, near Great Bend. The Regional Mexican format began in October 2010; before that, it was an affiliate of ESPN Radio from the spring of 2008 to 2010; before ESPN, it was an oldies station with the slogan "Music you remember." Before it was an oldies station, it was a general talk radio outlet``. And the callsign harkens back to ``news``, not to be confused with KNSS 1330 in Wichita.

And now KNNS has own website:
including the ``sólo música`` slogan I heard, says it started 15 October 2010, and streams (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1260, Sept 6 at 1213 UT, weak Mexican music looping NE/SW. At this hour I have a feeling it`s from the USA, not the USM. No Texans listed as such; suspect it`s KDLF Boone, Iowa, 5 kW ``La Reina`` as in NRC AM Log (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 11995, Sept 6 at 0547, still the open carrier with some hum is burning megawatts for nothing. How about some other monitoring of this to try to determine the source? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)