mercoledì 6 marzo 2013

Glenn Hauser logs March 5-6, 2013

** BANGLADESH. 15505, March 6 at 1520, big hum and Hindi, i.e. Bangladesh Betar is not only on the air but also propagating; same sound as for the 1400-1430 Urdu broadcast heard a couple days previously (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake March 6:
17535, fair at 1453 with flutter, vs V. of Tibet, Madagascar
No others found 12-18 MHz before 1500

** CUBA. 6205, March 6 at 0622, the RHC leapfrog mixing product in English has an echo on it, i.e. 6125 over 6165, another 40 kHz higher. I then compare directly 6125 to all the other frequencies and find indeed that 6125 is an echo apart from 5040, 6010, 6060 and 6165 which are all synchronized with each other.

So is 6125 now from the other transmitter site? Doubt it, and if it is really mixing with 6165 it would have to be at the same site. So either the 6205 mix is not transmitted but from overload in the receiver; or 6125 is getting its program feed via different routing even tho at the same site as the others (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** FRANCE [non]. 15360, March 6 at 1522, VG signal in Swahili talking about Kenya, no doubt the contentious elexion there with results being delayed; a special service? No, regular schedule 15-16 via SOUTH AFRICA. 1530 `Hi nii RFI`` ID and RFI sounders.

I would not be surprised if under the circumstances, VOA is extending its midnite-specials in Swahili, 2100-2130 UT on 11875, 13740, 15265, beyond the originally planned March 4-5 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUAM. 5765-USB, March 6 at 1258, AFN with Marine Corps report, PSAs, 1300 NBC `Today` show announcing it`s 6 March in NYC, storm approaching, with Matt Lauer & Savannah Guthrie. So it`s back on usual night frequency unlike 24 hours earlier. Tnx to Ron Howard who points out the correct day frequency is 13362-USB, where he also heard it March 5 around 1530, and not 13363 as I put it only from the FRG-7 analog dial, so correcting that item:

13362-USB, March 5 at 1421, AFN is on its `day` frequency instead of 5765-USB, talk show, 1424 PSAs re children, Iwo Jima, perhaps blocking ads on the NBC TV Today show? Still audible but weaker at 1447, unfortunately troubled by one of my cable DTV boxes` bubble-jamming; I unplugged the closest one, but that wasn`t it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUATEMALA. I sent my latest report about the interval signal of 4055, to R. Verdad and Édgar Amílcar Madrid, Manager and Director, replies:

``Dear Glenn: I am just waiting for a resolution from our Government regarding our license. It is due in June. The tune you recorded on the link
is our "Electronic Call", which we play five minutes before we start transmission everyday. The tune was produced by DXer Pepe González, from Mexico. He produced it only once, and I multiplied it for making five minutes. It is played to make sure that everyone is ready to tune our opening programs. The tune belongs to the Evangelical chorus: "Everyday With Jesus", just the first stanza of it. That tune identifies "Radio Verdad", thanks Pepe González. Thank you for your constant interest in Radio Verdad. May God bless you`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** INDIA. Tnx to Sundar who replies on my unID: ``Hi, UNID on 9510 on 04 March was AIR spur, might be from its 9470 Aligarh station which disappeared at 1545 UT and not noted on 05 march. Sent from my iPod`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** JAPAN [non]. 11925, March 6 at 1413, NHK World Radio Japan is wrapping up news, fair signal, about the best we can do for this transmission which was once aimed to North America, but cut off before 1414 and then a series of switching foulups during `R. Japan Journal`: a few words of Thai; dead air, then resume today`s feature about Japanese women donating unwanted cosmetix to give to countries such as Nepal as a form of foreign aid, to help women there get jobs in the burgeoning makeup industry! 1421 suddenly switches to ``warta berita`` from Radio Japan for a biminute, i.e. Indonesian; 1423 back to cosmetix; 1426 music filler named ``Quebec`` (?) by a Japanese piano jazz player, adding sax, cut off at 1429:38*.

11925 is the PALAU relay, but suspect the problem was back at the studio master control, since neither Thai nor Indonesian is scheduled on NHK during this semihour: Indonesian at 1315-1400 also on 11925 KHBN; Thai at 1230-1300 on 11740 Singapore, among other times for each.

I should have compared what was happening on 11925 to // frequencies for 1400 English, but uplooked later, the only one left is 11695 Tashkent, probably less audible if at all (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA SOUTH. 15575, March 6 at 1454, KBSWR in Korean, good with flutter, in the ``direct`` broadcast to NAm aimed at SAm (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 1300, March 6 at 1340 UT, deliberately stammering promos for effect, Radio México Noticias, quick list of international bridge traffic delays, including Zaragoza just downstream, weather, i.e. XEP Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua; 1342 Hugo Chávez bio (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1170, March 6 at 1337, KFAQ Tulsa mentioning that the 61st & Peoria neighborhood is dangerous. Noted (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1650, March 6 at 1308 UT, time for another recheck of KYHN Sallisaw, as I had not reconfirmed for a few days whether it`s still on and/or still stunting. Yes! Dial Global Sports promo about NFL; ``Coming soon to Arklahoma … Big AM 1650``, then promo from Cumulus` `Red Eye Radio`, which I had not caught KYHN plugging before, so now we know what will be on overnight if they ever get going for real (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, March 6 at 0059, no CNR1 jammer or Cuban jammer, and music from R. Chaski is already audible thru 0100 when used to hear ChiCom timesignal. I record again for

You can hear when I switch between wide and narrow bandwidth on the DX-398; no local noise bursts tonight. ``Blessèd Jesus`` hymn, sounder, maybe mentions Radio Red? 0101 first time I have definitely heard, at 1:40 into recording: ``5980 kHz, onda corta`` along with ``What a Friend`` hymn. Followed by usual devotional, 0102.6 music and ``palabra de dios``, ``capítulo 23``; 0104 another sounder; 0105 ``se comunica con sus vecinos``; at 6:28 into recording, ``escríbanos a Momentos de Inspiración, P O Box 839, --- [can anyone make out the city and ZIP?], Estados Unidos``, with piano music, improving past 0107 until cut off at 0107:43* (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 2000-USB, March 6 at 0632 UT, New York Radio still here on this strange frequency, with VOLMET for Milwaukee, Minneapolis, so are they in alfabetical order? Next: Boston, then repeat Milwaukee & Minneapolis; 0635 timecheck and ID, on to other stuff starting with Indianapolis. If this announcer is robotic, he does a very good job of sounding human (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 2660+, March 6 at 0626 UT again no carrier detectable from KGLD x 2, Tyler TX 1330; however at 1306 I do detect one and it is slightly on the hi side compared to 1660 stations, as I had also first noted when as an unID on January 25 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1160, March 6 at 1336 UT, typical music and R. Disney ID in passing, in KSL null, i.e. KRDY San Antonio, 10/1 kW. Seems I had not logged this before. Other Alamans in well, of course WOAI 1200, also KLUP 930 in WKY null, KKYX 680 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1490, March 6 at 1352 UT in Guthrie null, dominant station in the graveyard QRM mentions looking forward to covering Wildcats softball, then C&W music. Would you believe Googling on ``wildcats softball`` gets 2,960,000 hits? Far too many teams of that name, tho I might be able to sift out likely close ones with a lot more time put into this; not gonna do it. Except adding Topeka to the search brings up *two* Wildcat teams there (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)