domenica 10 marzo 2013

Glenn Hauser logs March 10, 2013

** BANGLADESH. 15505, March 10 at 1421, BB with big hum, also Urdu talk, something about a Chávez and Venezuela, 1423 music (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. Re my previous unID on 4985 at 0006 March 10, Jorge Freitas in Bahia replies, ``Yes Glenn, Rádio Brasil Central is active on 4985. Yesterday had a better signal than is customarily heard here at my QTH. 73`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA [and non]. 21590, March 10 at 1323, two poor signals in CCI, i.e. BBC Uzbek via CYPRUS at 1300-1330, and CNR1 jamming, as the ChiCom continue interfering in the internal affairs of Uzbekistan. Will BBC continue to hit this from some other site once Cyprus is abolished in A-13? And why no frequency hopping to avoid the jamming? There are scads of open frequencies on the 13m band. Duh.

Firedrake check March 10 at 1353-1357: none found 18-10 MHz, tho there were plenty of CRI and CNR frequencies audible up thru 17 MHz.

At 1424, one FD found, 15555, poor with het on lo side from V. of Tibet (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 5980, March 10 at 0639, wall-of-noise jamming is already running here even tho R. Martí won`t start until 0700. DentroCuban Jamming Command confused by DST just about to start? But RM stays on same UT frequency schedule.

6010, UT Sunday March 10 at 0700, RHC wraps up English, having blocked Radio Mil for a bihour, and ID in Esperanto as it`s time for that weekly semihour on this frequency only --- or was I dreaming? No show, just dead air follows and off at 0702:50* clearing frequency for the Colombo-Mexican radio war; see MEXICO [and non].

12220, March 10 at 1312, RHC Spanish is fading in and out, quite readable at peaks, i.e. leapfrog of 15340 over 13780 another 1560 kHz lower. Such a two-band leapfrog opens many other possibilities to be on the lookout for: e.g. 13100 = 17580 over 15340. 12950 = 17730 over 15340.

The Cuban Commie lapdogs of Yankee Imperialism have just changed their clox to UT -4 in lockstep with the USA as daylight SHIFTING has just started (believe me, NO DAYLIGHT can possibly be SAVED by messing with clox!), which means program and frequency schedule changes at RHC. Yes, they have moved their morning features one real UT hour earlier, e.g. Sunday March 10 at 1320 on 17580 and all the others, `Amigos de Cuba` is one hour earlier than it had been all winter, with pen-pal segment.

This means the DX program `En Contacto` will also be at 1335 ex-1435, (and presumably 2235v, UT Monday 0135 too). The 1335 broadcast will again conflict with one of only two airings of Spain`s DX program `Amigos de la Onda Corta` which is rarely about SW at all, 1305-1355 on 17595, 21610; which maybe will shift an hour earlier, be completely rescheduled, or cancelled but not until March 31. At 1325, AOC was in a segment about Óscar Romero and El Salvador.

Axually ``EC` starts close to 1336 and confirmed on all these: 17730, 17580, 15340, 13780, 12220, 11860, 11760, 11750, 11690, 9540-(with CCI from CRI Chinese via Kunming, Commies vs Commies!). After weekly birthday greetings to individuals, a much bigger birthday is commemorated in the body of the show, the seventieth of Radio Mil, México DF (is that all, only 70?), so out of the archives comes an interview recorded at the XEOY studios in 2003y when Manolo was there for the DX meeting in Hidalgo, with Julián Santiago Díez de Bonilla, and Héctor García Bojorge who were then producing their `Encuentro DX` show on R. Mil since 1999y, and was aired several times each weekend on the SW frequency (only, I think). Or course, we are all wondering if they will now resume it?

JSDB was at that time a big fan of RHC (or a gracious host), saying it was the first station he heard on SW in 1961; may have soured a bit since, as RHC has no real respect for R. Mil, taking over its only possible frequency. (But Manolo is blameless, not responsible for RHC frequency mis-management: that`s Arnie Coro`s job per WRTH.) JSDB is a cirujano otorrino (ENT surgeon), while HGB was a college student then. Segment concluded with a full ID for MW & SW from Radio Mil:

XEOY is pronounced ``equis-e-oye``, OY being a play on letters for oye which means listen. I.e. the Y is run together with the O before it, stress on the O, not the E as would be the case if pronouncing the letters separately. Now we know, while on SW, XEOI would mean oí = ``I listened``. Past tense was certainly apropos until March 8, 2013. No mention on RHC that XEOI has just reactivated, probably unaware of that, but it may not be a coincidence that XEOI came back just before the anniversary of XEOY; on what date did the SW inaugurate at first?

13780, by 1426, this one RHC frequency has signed off early, as usual in Sunday-only anomaly to make way for `Aló, Presidente`, non-existent in more ways than one. Time to embalm that show too, if not bury it.

RHC may have missed the 0700 UT Sunday Esperanto broadcast, but what about the next one? During winter it has been at 1600v Sundays on 11760 only, so should now be at 1500 UT after Spanish is finished: yes, March 10 at 1500, 11760 et al. are carrying the sign-off announcement, ``hasta las 22 horas UTC`` (should now be 2100!), with ``Audio Real`` in the meantime (really Windows Media --- there is a difference!!); first four notes only of the IS, and deadair, so no Espo? No, here it finally comes at 1503 with IS hiccuping, opening Esperanto.

At 1501 tuned down to 11750 and despite just ``signing off``, Spanish is reopening on this frequency with ID, theme, until cut off at 1502:15*. Welcome to the two sesquiweeks of confusion! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. 9526-, March 10 at 1357, VOI with song, modulation sounds OK today, but still too much ACI from China/US radio war on 9530. 1400 now in the clear, with VOI jingle, English ID, still falsely claiming to be on ``15150, 9525 and 11785 for English programs``, plus streaming from website; e-mail, street and PO Box addresses, facebook, twitter. 1402 into Indonesian language, with new(?) theme music, but some same familiar jingles. As they open warta berita (news), they keep pronouncing ``Voice of Indonesia`` as in English. And, NO IADs heard at all during these 5+ minutes! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO [and non]. 6010, Sunday March 10 at 0701, RHC quits modulation after false start of weekly Esperanto, so during open carrier the underhets are clearer; 0702:50* RHC turns off uncovering at least two much weaker stations making LAH, first hearing some flute music atop, soon La Voz de tu Conciencia ID [COLOMBIA], praise music. 0705 `La Bamba` music mixes, presumed R. Mil, DF, and 0709 yes, ID for that amid heavy QRM. Back to the old collision situation before XEOI took 14 months off (but on the first night I heard it back, March 8, it was in the clear, so keep trying). Recheck at 1304, ``Viva México`` song and no CCI from China audible, and just far enough from the N Korean noise jammers on 6003 and 6015 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also CUBA! RHC honors R. Mil despite blocking it

** OKLAHOMA [and non]. 960, March 10 at 0600-0605 UT, KGWA Enid resumes a Fox-hole after filling it a couple nights, but nothing unusual heard, just ABC News always assumed to emanate from KMA Shenandoah IA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 11715, March 10 at 1357, KJES is already on and inbooming with kids attempting to sing with guitar, i.e. lost no time in making the DST shift for morning transmission, now 13-16 UT instead of 14-17 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)