mercoledì 26 giugno 2013

Glenn Hauser logs June 26, 2013

** CHINA. Firedrake June 26 before 1300:
13795, poor at 1242 with Kuwaiti CCI, i.e. RFA Tibetan

All the rest on former FD frequencies bear CNR1 jamming:
13820, very poor at 1242; Aoki shows only a SOH Taiwan 0.1 kW nuisance
13830, poor at 1242; vs RFA Tibetan via Tajikistan
none in the 12s, 14s, 15s except 15195
16100, poor at 1246; none in the 17s

** FRANCE. 21580 & 21690, June 26 at 1227, RFI in French about futebol in Brasil, poor signals, but nice to be getting some 13m propagation again. Both are 500 kW from Issoudun to Africa, 155 and 185 degrees respectively. Spain 21610 also audible, but not Kuwait 21540 or Saudi 21505. SF at 12 was 109, K index 1, no storms lately or predicted, says WWV (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also ROMANIA

** MEXICO. 660, June 26 at 0600 UT, Chihuahua anthem is ending, then full ID but for FM side only, XHACB, 98.9, La Lupe, Ciudad Delicias, street address. Quite by chance my only two XE logs today are both from this town which is a frequent visitor. Cantú shows this one is:
660 XEACB La Lupe + FM 98.9 Cd. Delicias, Chih. 3,000 1,000

** MEXICO. 1180, June 26 at 0544 UT, from music to Soriana ad (national department store chain), 0545 ``Que Buena, Ciudad Delicias, Chihuahua, 11, 44``. OK with Cuba nulled and KFAQ 1170 Tulsa IBOC noise minimized as much as possible. Cantú shows this is:
1180 XEJK Ke buena + FM 95.3 Cd. Delicias, Chih. 5,000 1,500
I also had two logs of this last October (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. Little spurts of sporadic E, UT June 26 at 0120 UT, more video on ch 4 than 2 or 3, with antenna SSW. Lots of Es on the 6m map across the USA, q.v.

Same frustrating situation on channel 2, June 26, bits at 1508, 1518, 1530 UT.

1532 UT on 3, Televisa net-5 toon fades in, most likely XEZ-TV.

1543 UT on 2, signals surge with more CCI, between Televisa net-5 with toon, 5 bug LR well inside the corner (audio out of synch with ch 3 which is a couple words behind), and also on ch 2, Televisa net-2 with star bug UR;

1548 UT on 4, MUF up to here with Spanish ad V & A for te con jugo; more to come? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 88.1 MHz, during Es opening on TV, June 26 at 0205 UT, I also monitor the lowest almost-open FM channel here for signs of skip, but instead I hear some fast Morse code! It turns out this repeats slightly over every seven minutes at same weak signal level, carrier on only during the code, and doubtful the mode is FM, certainly not broadcast FM, and obviously local rather than DX. Also heard at 0219, 0226, 0233, 0308, 0315, 0323, 0344, 0358. Never noticed anything like this before. Probably an idle utility repeater ID on a spur, harmonic or image on the ATS-909 with whip antenna only. I`ll need to get a recording of it for repeated plays in order to copy it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU [non]. 5980, June 26 at 0057, NO signal detectable from R. Chaski (my mentioning how reliable it was must have been a jinx!). Nor any past 0103 when it would have autocutoff. Yet, other S American signals on 49-50 and even 60m are above average, e.g. Bolivia 6135v, 5952v, Brasil 5970v, plus numerous carriers and some audio on 60m. Of course those from below the Equator are getting a wintry headstart (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ROMANIA. 21500, June 26 at 0533, RRI in English news, fair peaks but deep fades, the OSOB. It pays to check even 13m in the nightmiddle, especially around summer solstice, when hi-latitude paths are partly or mostly illuminated by the midnite sun. This is Tiganeshti intended for Australia, while // 17760 Galbeni could not be heard; third channel is 9700 to WEu, which has been unusable lately tho quite good earlier in the spring. Also 11870-11875-11880 in DRM, unchecked (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 15775, IBB Tinang, PHILIPPINES, is still having trouble with this transmitter for the VOA Korean service, also USward at 21 degrees: June 26 at 1237 it`s just barely modulated, can`t even recognize the language but then make it // and synch with 7225 which funxions OK. At 1238 the 15775 carrier cuts off and back on; off again for a minute from 1250:15, and when it returns, now it`s modulating. So at least they are trying to get it working today (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 13152-USB, June 26 at 0525, roboYL with notice of a missing vessel in the Indian Ocean, last contact in January 2013. ID as WLO and KLB, ``end of broadcast`` at 0526. Schedule here shows it`s WLO Mobile AL, not KLB Kent WA, on ITU channel 1226 +, ``ship receive`` paired with 12305 ``ship transmit``. The + applies to most but not all their frequencies: ``+ denotes Voice Guard, Calling, Paging, Working and Synthesized Voice WX announcement.``

Has it been announcing this every day/broadcast for 5 months? It now must amount to a memorial (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Ch A2, June 26 at 0122 UT, with lots of Es on the USA 6-meter maps, it looks like the MUF would most favor something from the NNW, so that`s where I aim and sit on channel 2 DTV. Now plus a few minutes onward, I do get a `bad` yellow signal bar from time to time, but never breaks into decode or PSIP ID. Most likely it`s KOTA ``3`` on RF2 from Rapid City SD, the only full-power station in that area; altho a bit close for frequent Es, I did see it many times in the analog era.

I have had very little luck with Es DTV DX --- not enough gain on the antenna and/or Zenith box, I guess, along with not being well-positioned geographically. E.g. KNOP-2 in NE is too close. I had that a few times by tropo in analog (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)