giovedì 6 giugno 2013

Glenn Hauser logs June 5-6, 2013

** BRAZIL. 15189.92, June 6 at 0100, enthusiastic Brazilian, game? From R. Inconfidência, the best I could estimate it on the DX-398, as others have also found it on the low side of 15190 lately (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EGYPT. 9965, June 6 at 0058, R. Cairo Arabic service, ME song, could be Umm, and modulation is good! Hard to believe. But:

9720, June 6 at 0058, open carrier, possibly just barely modulated, during alleged Spanish service, and weaker vs the noise level (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH [non]. Following item had wrong frequency, 11835; I must have had PCJ on my mind; no one notified me before I noticed the next day, here corrected:

11860, June 4 at 1326 RHC has some CCI, talk, music, very weak underneath. Presumably Voice of Wilderness, one of the Bible Voice services, 250 kW, 45 degrees from Trincomalee, SRI LANKA, 1300-1400(Sundays -1430) in Korean per Aoki (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO [and non]. 6010, June 5 attempting to hear XEOI, R. Mil within its reactivated limited schedule which Julián Santiago Díez de Bonilla says is 22-03 UT (or maybe -04?):
at 2230, JBA carrier, 3+ hours before sunset here
at 2336, JBA but a little stronger; can compare to Cuba 6000 and 5990, on 5-kHz DX-398 steps with BFO, and the 6010 is definitely but slightly on the hi side (despite all their faults, Cubans are usually pretty good about frequency accuracy).
At 0036 June 6, now sounds like three carriers all on slightly different frequencies hetting each other, i.e. also Brasil, Colombia.
At 0053, pileup is worsening; some talk audible, but can`t tell whether it`s Spanish or Portuguese. Busy producing World of Radio, haven`t had a chance to monitor later, but doubt XEOI will gain any advantage over the CCI (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. Still seeking any info about the fate of KZUE 1460 La Tremenda, I try the local newspaper, El Reno Tribune

Searched on obvious keywords: nothing; even the word radio turns up only once since May 31, and behind a sign-up wall.

As a penultimate resort, I sent this June 5 via the contact form on their website and also by direct email to kzue @

``Anoto 1460 fuera del aire desde el tornado en su área. No encuentro nada en las fuentes noticiosas sobre el estado de su emisora. Por favor enterarme. ¿Hubo daños a la antena o más?? Espero que no y que vuelva al aire tan pronto como posible. Buena suerte, Glenn Hauser, Enid``

As an ultimate resort if no answer I may axually have to phone them.

Meanwhile, we can read About Us at
and also try to escuchar, but only set off a few notes and no streaming.

Wouldn`t you know it: a few minutes after despatching my inquiry, I tune 1460 again at 2231 UT June 5, to find KZUE is finally back on the air! With federal PSA, norteña music.

Checked again at 2336, still good clear signal, amid unaccented English standard FCC-required announcement about pending license renewal, except that was in February 2013, and the deadline for comments is (was!) May 1, 2013; back to music.

Scenario: KZUE had been in touch with FCC about being off the air for a pentaday, and then realized they had neglected to go thru the required procedure at license-renewal time! Or maybe the absence had nothing to do with the tornado, but mixup with the FCC, off until STA`d?

At 0036 UT June 6, a bihour before sunset but skywave is in, English station with silly ballgame way atop KZUE Spanish; Red Sox mentioned, and can`t null it, so very likely approx. same direxion KCLE Cleburne (Metroplex) TX which is frequently heard but not during full daytime.

At 0430 UT I received this nice reply from KZUE`s owner:

``Le agradezco su preocupación; sí, pegó el tornado en la estación en la parte de enfrente y hubo daños mínimos y no en la antena, pero ya gracias a Dios ya estamos al aire; lo más importante que no hubo pérdidas humanas. Bendiciones, Nancy Galvan`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, June 6 at 0055, while waiting for R. Chaski to cut off, I fiddle the clix on the DX-398 fine tuning with BFO to estimate the frequency offset, since Chuck Bolland reported it June 3 on 5980.138, which seemed too far off. After comparing to WWV 5000.000, I put this at maybe 5980.04, no more than that; it`s definitely slightly on the hi side compared to Cuba 5990. Cuts off at 0101:52.5*, which is 5.5 seconds later than yesterday (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5050, June 6 at 0059, WWRB is again on here and not on 3195 (nor anything on 3215, but 3185 is poorly audible with BS), so we still anticipate WORLD OF RADIO to be on 5050 from this UT Friday at 0329v (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1672: completed at 0535 UT Thursday June 6 so the 0330 airing on WRMI had to repeat 1672 this week.

First SW airing will be Thursday 2100.5 on WTWW-1 9479; then 0329v UT Friday on WWRB, presumably 5050 ex-3195; UT Saturday 0130v on Area 51 via WBCQ 5110v-CUSB; Saturday 0630 & 1430 on HLR 7265-CUSB; Saturday 1500 & 1730 on WRMI 9955; Saturday 2329v on WTWW-2 9930; UT Sunday 0400.5 on WTWW-1 5830; Sunday 2329v on WTWW-2 9930. Also any day any time between 18 and 24 on 9930; 00-01 on 5085 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)