lunedì 3 giugno 2013

Glenn Hauser logs June 3, 2013

** AUSTRALIA. 15340, June 3 at 1226-1230, HCJB good with usual prélude to S Asian service, medley of upbeat tunes interrupted by English IDs. Here and there the music sounds vaguely familiar; does anyone recognize any hymns for certain, or even an Oz folksong amid? Or try that app that IDs music. Or maybe an insider can explain derivation of what passes for an interval signal (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BANGLADESH. 15505, June 3 at 1532, S Asian music, poor with flutter, i.e. Bangladesh Betar Hindi service at 1515-1545. This may well be more reliable than the 1400 Urdu broadcast I usually check. I wonder if they even attempt a timesignal at *1515 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake [and non], June 3 before 1300:
13795, no FD audible today unlike yesterday, just JBA talk, RFA Tibetan via Kuwait if not CNR1 jam. All the rest are CNR1:

13920, poor at 1248; none in the 12s
14700, fair-good at 1254; none in the 15s unless loband
16100, very poor at 1255
16160, poor at 1255; none in the 17s

Before 1600, a time I seldom check:
15430, strong CCCCCCI at 1532, with typical CNR1 overblown hyper announcer and sounders, atop but quite a signal too from the victim, per Aoki: RFA Chinese via SAIPAN, this hour only

13790, similar clash to 15430 at 1535, but less from the victim, RFA Chinese via TINIAN, this hour only and only on M/W/F; today: Monday

13675, CNR1 jam is good at 1535, while target is JBA: RFA Chinese via TAJIKISTAN, this hour only

Also had weaker Chinese at 1535 on 13680 and 13755, but Aoki shows those as CRI via Kashgar, EAST TURKISTAN (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO [and non]. 6010, June 3 at 1207, the only signal audible here is very weak English, no doubt CRI as scheduled this hour only, 150 kW, 95 degrees from Beijing site.

Julián Santiago Díez de Bonilla, DF, had notified us June 2 at 1359 UT: ``Nuevamente se encuentra al aire y con buena señal XEOI Radio Mil onda corta en los 6010 kHz con la programación de XEOY Radio Mil onda media 1000 kHz`` --- maybe it`s too late already today, almost an hour after Enid sunrise; but México DF sunrise was 1158 UT, close to earliest of the year, so if really on the air, the signal should still be propagating at least westward if not northward. DF SR will laten only 5 minutes in a month, 15 minutes in a bimonth, per As for CCI potential, Aoki also shows a ND 20 kW R. Rossii transmitter in Blagoveshchensk/Yakutsk on the air from 1700 until 1300 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1460, KZUE El Reno, La Tremenda, is still AWOL following May 31 tornado along Radio Road, when checked June 3 at 1542 UT. Does anyone have any info about its status? (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SUDAN [non]. 15725, June 3 at 1530, good signal in Arabish, mentions Libya, Sudan, headlines? Need only listen for a minute until they mention Dabanga. One of the best signals on 19m, would suspect it`s via Madagascar beamed back USward, but no, per Aoki it`s R. Dabanga via VATICAN, 1529-1627, paired with R. Tamazuj at 1457-1529, both 250 kW, 139 degrees from SMG. Directly off the back would be 319 degrees, close enough, as their antennas are renowned for off-beam coverage, even sidewise, about which I am not complaining; but the clients & targets might since this means less signal there than they are due (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 13570, June 3 at 1537, WINB is already on with gospel huxter in English. Their website program schedule is dated May 5, almost a bimionth after DST began, yet the ET/UT conversions are wrong, 5 hours apart instead of 4, claiming weekday broadcasts start at 11:30A ET/1630 UT, instead of 1530, as local time obviously rules. So ALL the UTs in the entire schedule are apparently wrong! Our oldest private SW station has never been able to get its act together (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 12105, Monday June 3 at 1537 UT check, WTWW-3 is in Portuguese about peixes; now one never knows what Bible language will be on at what hour (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 11715, June 3 at 1539, KJES is extremely strong during Spanish singing. Also wide: on the DX-398 also audible on 11710 & 11720 unless I switch to narrower bandwidth. The current A-13 FCC schedule
(there is still no version 2 as FCC02), shows the 50 kW transmitter aimed 150 degrees at 1500-1600, but hard to believe it`s not really aimed 70 degrees right at us, as scheduled at 1300-1400 (with 350 in between). Their rotatable log periodic has been known to get stuck in the past. However, sporadic E may be boosting this even tho MUF is not up to VHF (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9955, Monday June 3 at 1540, I hope to hear WORLD OF RADIO again on WRMI, a time in effect until the Brother Scare business in February, but only wall-of-noise jamming. However, a new program schedule dated June 3 has just been put up here,
or one click from
or even more conveniently two clix from

which shows all the BS deleted, and more or less replaced by World Radio Network, now spanning all these hours:
0500 (Sat, Sun 0300)-1000
1400-2300 M-F
1500-1900 Sun
1600-2100 Sat

That means WORLD OF RADIO via WRN should again be on 9955, Saturdays at 1730. But no other previous WOR times have been resumed, still only: Thu 0330, Sat 1500, Tue 1100. Nor any other DX programs during the above blox. Also, there is no indication whether it`s again webcast-only, SW turned off, weekdays at 14-23 as had been the case pre-BS (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VATICAN [non]. 15110, June 3 at 1534, poor signal with S Asian accent in English, mentioning Yahweh. Aoki shows VR via USG`s IBB Tinang, PHILIPPINES (violating Separation of Church and [American] State), 250 kW at 280 degrees, spanning 1415 to 1558 depending on day of week (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also SUDAN [non]

UNIDENTIFIED. 14541.5-SSB, June 3 at 1250, 2-way in colloquial Spanish, stronger one with engine noise, both of them whistling at times. Heard no mentions of puta-madres, but pescaditos, so presumably fishing poachers (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)