mercoledì 14 novembre 2012

Glenn Hauser logs November 14, 2012

** AUSTRALIA. 13630, Nov 14 at 0629, R. Australia propagating well but with double audio which cleared up at 0630. Apparently an operational error with a promo playing atop a discussion about Pakistan and Indonesia in progress (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake Nov 14, before 1400:
12230, poor at 1351
12980, poor at 1352
11970, poor at 1353
None 13-18 MHz. See also TIBET [non]

** CHINA. 7435, Nov 14 at 1358, REE IS clearly audible tho very poor signal: it really cuts thru the ether. Also audible on // 7220, both Kunming. Scenario: human operators overseeing this (if any), think this tune is Nepali, supposed to introduce the CRI Nepali service at 1400 on both, since it has been doing so now for years & years. Also, all these 4-minutes-per-day of additional REE relays may compensate for accumulated outage times during intentional relays on 11910 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 5025, Nov 14 at 0619, R. Rebelde has heavy RTTY atop it. Still waiting for someone to identify the source (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN [and non]. COSTA RICA. 11815, Nov 14 at 1343, horrible buzzy blob of distortion, REE Cariari transmitter way out of whack again, as could barely match this to pauses in the modulation on OK and much stronger // 15170, in Castilian, not Basque. New program schedule was to have started Nov 12 but we`ve yet to see it.

17595, Nov 14 at 1406, REE direct with pop/rock music in Spanish, no announcements, some neat songs such as ``Hace Calor``; is this fill music? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also CHINA

** TIBET [non]. 17535, Nov 14 at 1429, carrier on, very poor signal, 1430 starting talk, presumably V. of Tibet opening via MADAGASCAR. No jamming at first past 1433, but at 1436 there is a fast SAH, presumably Firedrake. Still sticking to 17535; not in HFCC but considering stations which are, jumping to 17530 is not an option with VOA São Tomé listed there, but 17540, 17545 are open (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also USA [non]

** TURKEY. 12035, Nov 14 at 1419 I try again to hear V. of Turkey`s 1330 English broadcast to Europe, which is unavoidably USward too. Finally there is a very poor signal with music, 1422 announcement can`t tell if in English, but 1423 starts VOT IS, each repeat taking 16-17 seconds, for 2+ minutes but the final play cut off at 1425 after the first 8 notes. Meanwhile, CODAR swishes were starting to appear at 1424 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U K [non]. 9410 & 9460, Nov 14 at 0623, BBCWS in English, poor on both, reconfirming as 9460, not 9465, and both listed as ASCENSION (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 17725, Nov 14 at 1403, VOA news, 1405 Music Mix, fair signal aided by 17730 RHC being weaker than usual. HFCC shows 17725 is 100 kW, 126 degrees from São Tomé at 14-15 (followed by Botswana at 15-16), while S.T. is also on 17530 at 14-15, 88 degrees, and come to think of it, I was not hearing that today aside V. of Tibet at 1430 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9330-CUSB, Nov 14 at 1355, dead air from WBCQ instead of GFRN (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1480, Nov 14 at 0558 UT, Brother Scare is already on with contact info, no doubt new KBXD Dallas, altho Jerry Kiefer told me Nov 13, ``No refined program schedule yet. The southern gospel periods will be filled in with programs as we move forward and Bro Stair will be midnight till 5.`` So maybe he just started a bit early, or is filling in more than that for the time being.

As for the Mexican music I have also been hearing on 1480, Jerry Kiefer also says, ``The Spanish could be from the suburban Houston or the 10 kW in Mexico best that I can figure.`` That would be KLVL Pasadena TX, which I did not consider since NRC AM Log lists it as Asian; or XETKR Monterrey, but night power is supposedly only 500 watts (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1200, Nov 14 at 0637 UT, Mexican music and SAH, best in WOAI null, but hard to tell the direxion of this. Unusual of course for anything to rival WOAI, but K-index was 6 at 0600, with moderate/G2/R2 storms per WWV at 0618. Probably one of these in Cantú:
1200 XEWT W Radio + FM 97.7          Culiacán, Sin.   1,000 250
1200 XEYF UniRadio Fórmula + FM 91.5 Hermosillo, Son. 1,000 250