sabato 8 settembre 2012

Glenn Hauser logs September 7-8, 2012

** BANGLADESH. 15105, Sept 8 at 1341, BB very poor but at least audible with S Asian song, Nepali scheduled, tone and off at 1344:40*.

15505, Sept 8 at 1401, fair with flutter, S Asian music, Bangladesh Betar ID in presumed Urdu; some hum. 1419 still in with nice music (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 6110, Sept 7 at 0500, open carrier; 0500:44 cut on the modulation as NHK English is almost concluding its opening minute. Sackville operations continue to be slipshod, but we should treasure every moment while it last (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) Date is correct, omitted from previous report [omit this note when quoting as it will be irrelevant]

** CHINA. Firedrake Sept 8, before 1300, all with flutter:
12670, JBA at 1245; none in the 11s, 10s
12980, poor at 1245
13430, poor at 1243; none in the 14s, 15s
13920, poor at 1245

Before 1400:
12980, very poor at 1346
13920, poor at 1344
14700, JBA at 1343
14960, very poor at 1343
14980, very good at 1343; contrast with 14960
15490, good at 1340, het on lo side
15605, good at 1338 with noise jamming added
15760, very good at 1338 [meanwhile VOA Korean 15775 very poor]
15940, fair at 1338
16980, very poor at 1341; none in the 17s, but see TIBET [non]

** COLOMBIA. 14950+, Sept 8 at 1242, music JBA, non-Firedrake, ergo Salem Stereo (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15340, Sept 8 at 1340, bigsig from RHC with informe ecológico, but not managing to modulate much, quite under; still nothing audible from HCJB beneath (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDIA. 9870, Sept 8 at 1254, AIR VBS is improving as we approach equinox, Indian pop music, fair with flutter (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. 9526-, Sept 8 at 1250 and 1348 chex, no signal from VOI (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** JAPAN [non]. 6080, Sept 8 at 0514, NHK World Radio Japón via BONAIRE is playing the same Japanese song as 6110, Sept 8 at 0514, NHK World Radio Japan via CANADA. English ends about a semiminute ahead with outro, both a show about this particular singer (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also CANADA

** MEXICO. 790, Sept 8 at 1206 UT, choral NA ends, ID as R. Fórmula, La Paz, Baja California Sur, plus XHNT on 97.5. Cantú:
790 XENT Radio Fórmula + FM 97.5 La Paz, B.C.S. 10,000 750

** MEXICO. 830, Sept 8 at 1144 UT, Spanish TC for 5:44, temp 27C = 81F, loops SW, CCI. Per Cantú the only 830 XE in the UT-6 zone is:
830 XEVQ Amor + FM 96.9 Culiacán, Sin. 5,000 1,000

** MEXICO. 870, Sept 8 at 1158 UT, open carrier is on QRM-free, 1200 start choral NA; by 1203 native language talk including XETAR ID in passing, rustic music. Torn between enjoying their entire exotic opening exercises, and logging more SRS DX, opted for latter, as on 790, 880, 900 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 880, Sept 8 at 1201 UT, slow timecheck for 6:58 = almost CDT, ID including FM 91.1, federal PSA for SCT (Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes which includes equivalent of FCC), then full ID for 91.1 with 25,000 vatios, and 880 (sounded more like 800) with 10,000, street address in Torreón, Coahuila. Calls went by too fast to catch, so refer to Cantú:
880 XETC Kiuu + FM 91.1 Torreón, Coah. 10,000 1,000

** MEXICO. 900, Sept 8 at 1204 UT, mentions Cuauhtémoc at tune-in, XEDT plus 98.3 FM with 25,000 vatios, location in Colonia Centro, ``una estación de Cadena Hits``, matching Cantú entry:
900 XEDT Hits FM + FM 98.3 Cd. Cuauhtémoc, Chih. 5,000 1,500
Cadena Hits is a subset of Multimedios, not even mentioning XEDT:

** MEXICO. 980, Sept 8 at 1216 UT, promo an IMER program Saturday at 9 am hora del centro [so inconveniently must subtract 2 hours in Sonorazona; Arizonora?], then local announcer with 18.7 degree temp on 8 September. Has to be the only IMER station on 980:
980 XEFQ La Voz de la Cd. del Cobre Cananea, Son. 2,500 500

Looking up the IMER website to be sure this 980 be unique,
I also encounter this disturbing story from Sept 5:
Says IMER plans to convert all its AM & FM stations to so-called HD by the end of this year! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 990, Sept 8 at 1149 UT, local news including murder victim found in a remote area on La Loma, which is an antenna site. I.e. Monterrey NL, where Wiki says the local government`s channel 28 is located. Temp is 27 already; i.e. XET. Not to be confused with the Cerro de la Silla, Monterrey`s major landmark. Hearing Spanish on 990, one must be careful to distinguish XET from KFCD in The Metroplex, which dominates after Enid sunrise, 1209 UT today before which it was only 14 here, refreshingly cool (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TIBET [non]. 17570, Sept 8 at 1422, very poor signal with unID talk, maybe mix of JBA Firedrake; surely V. of Tibet via Madagascar on this frequency at the moment instead of jumpy alternates 17565, 17560 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 13570, Sept 8 at 1244, open carrier/dead air from WINB. Standard remark about no one minding the store (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 12105, Sept 8 at 1246, Russian religion poor-fair, deep fades, much better after 1300. Another Saturday, another early broadcast by WTWW-3 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9370.0, Sept 8 at 1249, Brother Scare is now here, first day on new frequency from WWRB, ex-9385, as Capt. Dave Frantz had informed us a few days ago, glomming onto frequency abandoned by kaput WTJC. WWRB is right on frequency, unlike WTJC, but at 1349 modulation is scratchy as psychophants are phoning BS to say they will be listening today, causing spurs circa plus/minus 5 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 800, Sept 8 at 1140 UT, distorted talk modulation, can`t even discern the language. Loops between S and SSW, bothering KQCV OKC, and XEROK CiJz. Was hearing same thing last year, reported in DXLD 11-39 after 1200 UT Sept 28 and 28 under Mexico, and unID. Prime suspect was XEZR in Zaragoza, Coahuila. Anyone in south Texas should be able to confirm this in the daytime (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)