martedì 26 marzo 2013

Glenn Hauser logs March 26, 2013

** AUSTRALIA [and non]. 15340, March 26 at 1334, HCJB with Hindi talk about English words, carbohydrates, protein, water, audible thanks to absence of CUBA, which often has one transmitter missing in the mornings, but you never know which frequency it will be (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BANGLADESH. 15505, March 26 at 1359, Bangladesh Betar IS with wow and hum, 6-pip timesignal 5 seconds fast, opening Urdu, poor (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 9720, March 26 at 1226 startled to hear Spanish, Radio Internacional de China ID, and then mentioning frequency 12.110 MHz in English! Got to be ``Filipino`` which integrates those two languages into its own. Yes, CRI scheduled 1200-1230, 500 kW, 145 degrees from Xi`an, and off at 1227*, soon replaced by Thailand, q.v. What`s with 12110? Nothing at all scheduled there now or recently or futurely in A13 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake March 26 before 1400:
14750, good at 1353, none in 13s, 12s
15515, fair-good at 1349 with het on hi side from VOT; none in 16s
17300, poor at 1352; none in 18s

** EGYPT. 9720, March 26 at 0104, good strength, but just barely modulated, can`t even be positive it`s Spanish, but obviously R. El Cairo, back to abnormal after managing to modulate 24 hours earlier (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IRAN. 12025, March 26 at 0527, VIRI IS, fair with heavy flutter, preceding what? Nothing: it`s the end of the 0500 Russian broadcast, 500 kW, 358 degrees from Kamalabad, gone at 0529, leaving nothing but CODAR.

17550, March 26 at 1325, Arabic chanting not Qur`an, but perhaps pious, with considerable audio distortion; 1330 three chimes, VIRI ID, news theme. Is 500 kW, 259 degrees from Kamalabad at 1030-1630 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH [and non]. 9665, March 26 at 1245, song from KCBS // better 11680, but with a wavering LAH (low audible heterodyne). KCBS used to be perpetually off-frequency, but Wolfgang Büschel recently found these and many other channels on-frequency, presumably thanks to brand-new ChiCom transmitters, so have they reverted to an old unit? Maybe, but another explanation is ChiCom jamming during this hour against RTI in Chinese also on 9665. Jamming always takes priority over everything else (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 720, March 26 at 0555, usual slow SAH with WGN, and with that nulled, ID for 105.7, and XEDE Saltillo, 11:54 timecheck, choral NA which lasts only 2 minutes! until 0557 another automated TC as 11:56, ID again. Male SHVA alternates with less hyped female announcer (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 6185, March 26 at 0534, almost enough carrier to overcome adjacent Brasil 6180, but just barely modulated is XEPPM, a constant problem with them; schedule until 0600 will become 0500* from Mexican DST season starting April 7 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU [and non]. 5980, March 26 at 0059, four minutes after my streetlite kix on, pulse jamming from Cuba against nothing is dominant, along with splash from CRI/Cuba 5990, which lasts a bit past 0101 as CRI English is futilely opening with note that this `Beijing Hour` was recorded at 7 am = 2300 UT.

But still, there is a carrier detectable with BFO from R. Chaski, and it cuts off at 0101:43.5 which is 6 sex later than last nite, altho I may have been slightly off as the very weak signal fades a bit and may have done so at turn-off time. I fear there will be no more audio coming thru from Urubamba, but I did post a couple clips of it a few weeks ago (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ROMANIA [and non]. 7210, March 26 at 0530, RRI Enescu theme mixing about equal level with Arabic, i.e. CRI via ALBANIA, a collision thruout B-12 during this semihour of RRI in Russian via Tiganeshti. Yes, the targets are quite different, but it`s absurd for two sites as close together as these to be co-channel, no matter what the azimuths and different targets. Neither of these listed in HFCC A-13, but I bet they resume their close relationship in B-13 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** THAILAND. 9720, March 26 at 1227 open carrier comes on a few sex after CRI Filipino closes; thought it could be same site with another language, but no, at 1230 sliver of a gong, march music, open live broadcast from the Public Relations Department, Radio Thailand`s evening news in English; sufficient signal via Udorn which from next week/month/season moves to 9390 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 830, March 26 at 0505 UT, Willie Nelson singing ``All of Me``, dominant with WCCO nulled, otherwise making SAH of about 8 Hz with it, i.e. WUMY Memphis TN as first heard two nights ago, also by many others, presumably running new 8 kW nondirexional day power, which FCC still shows as a CP to replace licensed 3 kW daytime only, and also with a CP for TWO WATTS at night. That`s just not enough to bother with!

But doesn`t WCCO care? Some `clear` channel. I can only hear it by nulling WUMY, fortunately close to 90 degrees apart from here, and then there is a slower 132/minute SAH from something else 2.2 Hz away from `CCO, XEIK? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 790, March 26 at 1258 UT, obscure lo-key concert band music, some sour notes, loops E/W, unusual morning fare. I bet it`s KURM in Rogers AR. Yes, at 1300 ID for ``super-radio coverage`` on KURM and several FM stations too quick to copy. Was the Bentonville Concert Band, adstring of band sponsors, 1302 music resumes, but no ID of what it is and was. In the concert-band subculture there is lots of obscure modern music by XX or XXI-century composers/band directors.

By 1306, KFYO Lubbock TX is overtaking, talking about the LSO = Lubbock Symphony Orchestra. We are not at a loss for high culture on the Llano Estacado or Walmart-land, and even in Enid we have our concert bands and symphony orchestra; and of course the Tri-State Music Festival in early May (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 890, March 26 at 1254 UT with KTLR OKC nulled, immediate ID for KGGN plugging its Facebook and streaming, ``News in a Minute`` from ``American Urban Radio Network``. Whence? Gladstone MO, per NRC AM Log, 960-watt daytimer. Where`s Gladstone? A suburb to the north of Kansas City. This close to a border, one must research which state the antenna really inhabit. If at the center of the FCC topo map with no pin, it`s indeed in Missouri between Gladstone and Liberty. I previously logged this on Nov 26, 2010 at 1312, as in DXLD 10-48 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1420, March 26 at 1314 UT, sounds like Don Imus, looping NW/SE but fading out half a sesquihour after sunrise here. Can`t find any 1420 affiliate on Imus website in adjacent or second-adjacent states. KULY Ulysses KS is supposedly country, and KJCK Junxion City KS program schedule confirms no Imus there (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 12859.5-SSB, March 26 at 1356, encountered this during bandscan for Firedrake: 2-way in colloquial Spanish very poorly enunciated, one with constant background noise and replete with ``puta madre`` swearing (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)