venerdì 1 marzo 2013

Glenn Hauser logs February 28-March 1, 2013

** BOLIVIA. 4717-, Feb 28 at 0058, Andean music before I settled on 5980 for PERU, and Spanish talk when I came back at 0108, no doubt Yura with one of the better S American signals tonight (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 9645.3, Feb 28 at 0627 expecting to hear Vatican, but instead it`s R. Bandeirantes in Brazilian, and VR is the weaker het on its low side. 9665v and 9565v ZYs are also in well. Two nights before it was vice versa, with Vatican and no Band, the latter assumed off (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA [and non]. 4750-, Feb 28 at 1302 talk presumed Indonesian from RRI Makassar still reactive, 1303 music, vs a weaker carrier closer to 4750.0 --- is Bangladesh Betar back, or would that be one of the Chinese?  (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** JAPAN. 9760, Feb 28 at 0639, YL songs in Japanese, 0655 YL announcement in Japanese so is it an all-YL show? Then more pop music by YLs. R. Nikkei 2 here is the SSOB, as most other signals except Brazilians are attenuated. I had been noticing JOZ7 the last few nights with unusually good signal, and strangely stronger than JOZ3 on 9595, R. Nikkei 1, tho both are supposed to be 50 kW and of course from same Chiba-Nagara site.

However, Aoki shows a slight difference in azimuth, 64 degrees on 9595 and 50 degrees on 9760, which is not enough to account for the disparity. NHK registers these frequencies at each HFCC on behalf of ``NSB`` as it still appears, showing both with antenna type 701, and with duplicate 24-hour availability in the opposite direxions, 244 and 230 degrees, which would be sensible to cover down as well as up the island chain (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 1370, Feb 28 at 0713 UT, Mexican political discussion from the south with anti-sindicato sentiment (as the PRI President Peña Nieto is cracking down on corrupt union leaders), 0705 ID as ``Grupo Fórmula`` and then ads. IRCA shows two Radios Fórmula on 1370, but I`m sure this is not Nogales but the one in Monterrey NL: XEMON, 10/10 kW, relaying XERFR 970, i.e. the network flagship out of the DF. No doubt if I had listened longer I would have heard a ID rather than 1370 ID (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA [and non]. 960, Feb 28 at 0107 UT, KGWA is on the air, and back to abnormal with 0600-0605 Fox-hole of no modulation during which ABC news from KMA IA is audible (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1390, Feb 28 at 0107 UT, KCRC Enid is *still* off the air, 45 hours after we lost power and 35 hours after we got it back. Next check at 0558 UT Feb 28, 1390 is finally back on, so our fun is over.

[and non] 1640, Feb 28 at 0107, KOAG is on again but open carrier/dead air only, allowing us to hear WTNI and WKSH Disney music under it easily. KOAG too has resumed modulation at 0558. However, Chisholm`s FM stations 107.1 and 95.7 are still off, while the 96.9 one shared with OKC is back. The FMs are back in business sometime during the day on Feb 28 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5460.36 approx., UT March 1 at 0112, presumed LV de Bolívar, WOOB (`way out of band) JBA carrier I measure in response to Pedro F. Arrunátegui`s Chasqui DX report of it on 5460.30, Jan 27 at 0112-0127*. For him in Lima it was 33333++ announcing it was ``a todo volumen`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU [and non]. 5980, Feb 28 at 0059 tune-in, R. Chaski is already audible with recognizable hymn ``What a Friend ---`` on flute. I think CNR1 jammer is still there but now under Perú and I don`t hear its closing timesignal at 0100. Tonight the splat from CRI/CUBA 5990 is already off too by 0100, and luckily no overrun 5980 jamming either. So now Urubamba reception is gradually improving but still combats generally hi local noise level and is subject to fading: 0101-0103 mostly talk, jingle and muffled announcement; 0103 music mixed with Spanish talk. It`s more readable now in AM rather than SSB mode; 0105:50 instrumental music on piano/keyboard. Did not even need BFO to time the transmitter cutoff exactly at 0107:13.5*

5980, UT March 1 at 0059 again hearing music seems Chaski rather than CNR1 jammer, which is surely moving further and further into the dayside from wherever it is inside China. No timesig audible at 0100, but also due to 5990 CRI/CUBA spatter running over a few more sex. Urubamba then quite in clear with music until 0100:50, jingle, usual talk unreadable (I need to switch to my less bassy headphones), 0102 keeps repeating sounder with pauses, maybe automation stuck; 0104 Spanish mentions ``la verdad``, more bits of music and pauses. Cut off at 0107:18* (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1658 monitoring: the power outage set me behind more than usual, but managed to finish just in time for first airing Thursday Feb 28 at 2200+ on WTWW-1 9479.

Next: UT Friday 0430v on WWRB 3195 (as of 0215, 5050 not on the air in AM or USB; last week WOR started late at 0442 on both).

Don`t count on WOR appearing at its usual UT Saturday 0230 time on Area 51 via WBCQ 5110v this week, since ``We will be broadcasting live from the Winterfest on Friday night, March 1, at 8:00 p.m. (0100 UTC Saturday) on WBCQ 5.110 MHz and 7.490 MHz, as well as the Area 51 block on Saturday, March 2, from 7:00 p.m. to midnight (0000-0500 UTC Sunday) on 5.110 MHz.`` If we find out about another WOR time, will publicize.

Next: Saturday 0630 & 1430 in Europe on HLR 7265-CUSB; Saturday 1600 on WRMI 9955; Saturday 1830 on WRN via Sirius XM 120; UT Sunday 0500 on WTWW-1 5830 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)