giovedì 20 giugno 2013

Glenn Hauser logs June 19-20, 2013

** AUSTRALIA. 6150, June 20 at 1201 check, RA is still clear of spurs, but RHC is back to CCI it underneath. I never heard any spurs surrounding strong 15240 around 0500 UT, the same transmitter (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BANGLADESH. 15505, June 20 propagation is very poor, but BB detectable JBA from *1358:30, traces of IS by 1359:15, unable to tell if there was a timesignal (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 9420, June 20 at 1227, no Voice of Greece audible, but Firedrake-like music, which is definitely not Firedrake jamming since 1230 announcement in Chinese, and then vocal music. Aoki shows the only other occupants of 9420 at any time are: CNR13 at 1057-1805, 100 kW, 298 degrees from Lingshi 725 site in Uyghur; and CNR6 at 2155-0100 & 0900-1605, 100 kW, 163 degrees from Beijing 491 site including 1100-1605 in Chinese = Mandarin. I think it`s the latter, altho EiBi shows the Lingshi broadcasts only. Another instance of self-collision by the ChiCom if they really run both at once (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake, June 20 before 1300:
13795, poor at 1237 with Kuwaiti CCI. All the rest are CNR1 jammers:

12870, poor at 1237
13970, poor at 1237 with het; none in the 14s
15970, JBA at 1239
16360, JBA at 1241

June 20 before 1400:
13130, fair at 1353 with flutter
13920, very poor at 1353
14700, very poor at 1355 with hets
15900, very poor at 1356 with flutter; none in the 16s, 17s

** CUBA. 17730, June 20 at 1242, RHC is the OSOB, with 17580 missing (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. Sporadic E opening continued from previous report, June 19 UT:

1609 on 4, previous signal of net-2 transfers to an infomercial about cicatrices (scars)

1609 on 5, net-5 toon, very good but video only, MUF not up to audio

1609 on 4, Televisa net-2 is back, talk show in studio; several fotos around 1616 UT with clock 11:16 in LL, and star bug in UR:

I thought it would be XHBS-TV, Los Mochis, Sinaloa, but local time there (MDT) is an hour earlier. Could still be XHBS with the wrong time clock relayed from the DF? A few other 2s-on-4 but not from probable target area, such as XHD-TV in Tampico. Soon faded out

1658 on 2, still CCI up to here as opening fitfully continues

1705 on 2, title DEJA QUE TE CUENTE [Let me tell you --- gossip show?]

1728 on 2, Gala TV swirl bug in LR, within a square, but bug comes and goes replaced by illegible texts, during cooking show, apparently. Per, the only Televisa 9 on channel 2 is:
Hermosillo SO XHHMA-TV 30000 ZH 29-04-29N 110-57-35W XLIC S:Televisa 9
but the usual advertence that it could still be some other Televisa local station relaying net-9 part-time.

1736 on 2, still Gala, now with soccer clips, then to anchors in studio with label behind them on set as Univision Deportes, i.e. the US net, apparently still with close ties to Televisa. Hermosillo fits as the opening is moving westward as follows:

1808 on 5, Azteca 13 making zero CCI with my cable leak of KOCO, gains when I rotate WSW, typical of XHAQ Mexicali BCN

1808 on 3, Mexicali ads, certainly XHBC, so both still analog

1808 on 6, algo as MUF ascends, soon at 1810 visibly net-5 with toons, perhaps Woody Woodpecker & Foghorn Leghorn (did they ever co-star?). Surely what has become of former English/San Diego station XETV Tijuana, which still hasn`t turned off channel 6 analog.

Now trying FM but no DX heard in the few semi-open lower frequencies here. Opening dies even from TV by 1824, conveniently as I need to concentrate on producing World of Radio 1674.

2221 on 2, with WOR completed, CCI is starting to fade in again, this time Es peaking south

2222 on 5, zero-CCI video with local leak, again at 2244

2223 on 3, some Spanish audio, not much video

2320 on 2, +v bug in UR, i.e. Más Visión, i.e. XEWO-TV Guadalajara, in and out spotted again at 2349, 2359, and weak CCI most of the next hour.

Another opening in progress June 20 at 1425 tune-in on 2, algo;

1427 on 2, fade in enough to see f bug in LR = foro TV net-4 newscast; and TELEACTIVA in UR, i.e. XEFB-TV Monterrey NL; soon out

1456 on 2, another fade-in, studio show discussing weight loss, MTY bug in LR, so XHCNL Saltillo, Coahuila; see photo:
1459 audibly mentions Monterrey, which it is relaying from ch 34

1537 on 2, another brief fade-in seeming political talk, no bugs seen

1628 on 2, another brief video fade-in of algo
(Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 92.1, KAMG-LP Enid, after weeks of broadcasting nothing but dead air with some clix, noticed to be off the air June 19 at 1822 UT as I am searching for Es from Baja and Alta California. Still off at 1505 UT check June 20. Enid`s 93.1 translator also continues absent; good riddance to both (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, June 20 at 0102, R. Chaski carrier stays on until 0103:05.5*, which is five seconds later than yesterday (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 9620, June 20 at 0506, fair open carrier; surely REE has failed to turn off this Noblejas transmitter after the 23-05 broadcast to S America (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1674 monitoring: first airing confirmed on WRMI webcast, UT Thursday June 20 at 0330; inaudible on 9955, altho by 0510 it is poorly audible with RFI WRN relay. Next:

Thursday 2100.5 on WTWW-1 9479; UT Friday 0329v on WWRB 5050; UT Saturday 0130v (usually later), on Area 51 via WBCQ 5110v-CUSB; Saturday 0630 and 1430 on HLR Germany 7265-CUSB; Saturday 1500 & 1730 on WRMI 9955; Saturday & Sunday 2329v on WTWW-2 9930; UT Sunday 0400.5 on WTWW-1 5830; also this or previous WOR any day any time after 1800 on 9930 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 12105, Thursday June 20 at 1337, WTWW-3 is in Russian (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 990, June 20 at 1144 UT, ad for First United Methodist Church of Monnett; therefore it is KRMO Cassville MO, 2.5 kW non-direxional in daytime, per NRC AM Log, but with street and P O Box addresses in Monnett, which is in the southwest corner of Missouri. I don`t recall ever hearing it before, but my log does as in DXLD 10-44:
``990, Oct 29 [2010] at 1300 UT, joint ID for AM 990 KRMO Cassville MO and AM 940 KSWM Aurora MO`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 12210.5-USB, June 20 at 1334, simplex 2-way between fishermen with southern accents, complaining about something concerning Texas and later mentioning Guatemala. The main speaker is lickety-split a mile a minute, and swears a lot; the other much slower. They stopped at 1342 without any IDs. Is this a designated ship-to-ship channel? Or poachers. Only frequency hits in UDXF yg concern Russian military. Does the FCC care about swearing on 2-way utility communications or just fine innocent bystander broadcasters? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)