domenica 9 settembre 2012

Glenn Hauser logs September 8-9, 2012

** BANGLADESH. 15505, Sept 9 at 1359-1401, nothing audible from Bangladesh Betar, supposedly in Urdu at 1400. Plenty of other signals on the band today, including VOR on 15510 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake Sept 9, before 1400:
17250, very poor at 1338
16920, fair at 1338
15605, fair at 1338
15490, fair at 1339, het on lo side
14960, very poor at 1340
14700, good at 1339
13920, poor at 1340
12980, good at 1342

** CHINA. 9855, Sept 9 at 1348, rustic singing reminiscent of Hmong hmusic, from the defunct Hmong Lao Radio via WHRI during this hour on Sundays; but turns out to be only CRI in Chinese at 12-14 from Beijing 572 site. Presumably hiliting some minority in China (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6000, Sept 9 at 0429, RHC English is just barely modulated, much softer than // 6050 fully modulated. 6000 is just like 6125 sounds after 0500 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. 9526-, Sept 9 at 1347, no signal again today from VOI. Atsunori Ishida shows nothing on Sept 8 or 9 except for a carrier at 0940-0949 on Sept 8 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IRELAND [non]. 17685, Sept 9 at 1344, JBA carrier, gaining a bit at 1345 to audiblize urgent speech, obviously something important like RTE`s annual GAA All-Ireland Hurling Final broadcast. Also on 17540, very poor. These two and 7505 are scheduled from 13 to 16 UT, except 17540 switches to 11915 for the final hour. Details:

Sites not given, but all for parts of Africa from within or nearby the continent. They`ll be back in a fortnight at the same hours for the All-Ireland Football Final on Sunday 23 September (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 1050, Sept 9 at 1217 UT, promo for a fútbol show lunes a las 2 de la tarde ``aquí en la radio de tu California``, and XED mentioned a bit later. I.e. Mexicali BCN. Cantú lists as a 10 kW daytimer, (same as XEBCS in La Paz), but IRCA has XED at 10/1 kW, 24 hours, and WRTH 2012 shows it as 10 kW fulltime. Which of these three is correct? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. Updates on DTV subchannels:

RF 31, KXOK 31.2, Enid with Mundo Fox, which was originally lo-quality video and in squeeze-o-vision, as of Sept 8 check has been upgraded to hi quality, and the aspect ratio can now be changed (unlike TV OK itself on 31.1). The MundoFox website still overlooks any affiliate in Enid in the drop-down find-your-station list. I`ll bet most SS in Enid still don`t know about it. I only found it by happenstance.

RF 33, KOCB 34.2, OKC, still lacking TheCoolTV music videos. I`ve heard from people in two other cities where it also disappeared at end of August, perhaps due to financial problems. The Cool TV website still lists KOCB (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1633 monitoring: confirmed UT Sunday Sept 9 at 0400 on WTWW 5755. Started a few sex before 0400, then interrupted for canned ID. That fit just between the program number and the enumeration of countries to be covered.

Further airings on WRMI 9955: Sunday 1530, 1730, Monday 0500, 1130.
On Hamburger Lokalradio 5980: Tuesday 0930
On WRN via SiriusXM 120: Sunday 1730

** U S A. 9980, Sept 9 at 1349, WWCR-4 is already on contrary to own schedule starting at 1400 Sat & Sun (1600 M-F), with `Creation Moment`, the mini-show which twists science to support its own conclusion that the Earth & everything are only a few thousand years old. How asinine! Yet it`s a staple of this and other gospel-huxter stations. The numbskull has a British accent so he must be authoritative (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VATICAN. 17590, Sept 9 at 1256 classical vocal music, poor signal, then Chinese announcement. Not heard after 1300, but HFCC shows VR in Chinese at 1225-1315, 500 kW, 65 degrees from SMG (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 11995, Sept 9 at 0427, the mystery open carrier with some hum is on, among the earliest times I have caught it. Has also lasted past 0600 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)