venerdì 7 giugno 2013

Glenn Hauser logs June 6, 2013

** ANTARCTICA. 15476, June 6 at 2057 I detect a JBA carrier so try to determine when it goes off: seems like 2059:10* or so, but marred by a blob from one of my cable DTV boxes very near. Perhaps someone else monitoring LRA36 via SDR noted its exact closetime today (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake [non], CNR1 jamming scan June 6 at 1335-1337 encounters none at all in the 11-18 MHz range, at least not the way out-of-banders (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6165, June 6 at 0655, RHC English in its final minutes when I tune in, to hear very wobbling carrier, so bad that it makes a rumble on the modulation. Another transmitter very out of order. It`s always something wrong at RHC. The others on 49m are OK.

9850, June 6 at 1248 tune-in, obviously the same transmitter as on 6165 six hours earlier, with wobble and big hum atop the modulation in Spanish. Expected it to show up next on:

13780, June 6 at 1323, same self-imposed motorboating noise caused by fast wobble on carrier.

Looking for same problem on an afternoon frequency but none found yet: 11760 17720, 17705, 11840 sound OK by 2140, but not all the transmitters are on the air yet (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** HONDURAS. 28500-USB, June 6 at 2021, HR1AAB rapidly calling CQ DX, QRZ, with vox artifacts when he starts and stops, annoying. Makes one contact whose call I cannot copy, and then nothing further heard. In fact, several sweeps of 28.3-28.6 MHz found he was the OSOB. Must be a very selective opening. Was not really expecting anything on 10m, as sweeps just before of 15m and 12m turned up nothing either. The G7IZU map
shows nothing from Honduras on 28 MHz and precious little Es from anywhere on 6m. lookup shows:
P.O. BOX 1734
TEGUCIGALPA, 11123, Honduras
And he`s also into judo as a black-belt as well as a medical assistant (when they hurt themselves) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KUWAIT. 15540, June 6 at 2031, R. Kuwait with very heavy flutter on rap and other Western music; news in English at 2051-2055.5 readable despite the flutter; more music (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1460, June 6 at 1944 UT checking on reactivated KZUE, El Reno, La Tremenda: it`s on but all I am hearing is a relay of Radio Fórmula, México DF, complete with local IDs for 120,000 watts on 103.3, call XERFR (apparently same as on MW 970, not XHRFR), local DF phone numbers, .mx websites including; 1946 one-minute-off timecheck for ``2 y 45 hora del Centro``, Banamex ad; 1958 another off-TC for 2:57, toll free numbers 800 in Mexico and 866 in USA for something; ad for Cadillac pronounced as in English; no local ID or any announcement for KZUE itself across hourtop. It seems the Fórmula formula is commercial after commercial with occasional feature snippets hard to tell from ads either. Who would want to listen to that? After 2002.5 ``Escucha Grupo Fórmula``, KZUE suddenly cuts off the air at 2003* UT. I guess they are still in post-tornado test phase. I hadn`t paid much attention to them before, to know whether the
 XERFR relays were a regular thing or a stopgap program source now. Cantú shows for the source; note the power disparity:

``103.3 Radio Fórmula - 1er Cadena  Audio
Noticias, comentarios, programas hablados.
XERFR 58,130 watts. (+AM 970) Grupo Fórmula``
(Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH AFRICA [non]. 9955, June 6 at 0652, Channel Africa with comments on new film about Israel and Palestine; good via WRN via WRMI, now scheduled M-F 06-07, but there`s no ChAf on weekends, so they run Asia Calling instead (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 12105, Thursday June 6 at 1334, WTWW-3 is in Portuguese, as I continue to log which Bible languages are appearing when in unpredictable rotation. June 6 at 2017, still past 2100 and at 2143, now it`s a tonal African language --- must be Yoruba which has been on their website schedule for a long time (at 0500-0800 when not really on the air) but never heard until now. By my count that makes #8 after recently added Chinese, after Russian, Arabic, Spanish, Portuguese, French; German I don`t think I`ve run across lately (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1672 monitoring: confirmed first SW broadcast Thursday June 6 at 2100.55 on WTWW-1 9479. Next: UT Friday 0329v on WWRB 5050 (and/or 3195?); UT Saturday 0130v on Area 51 via WBCQ 5110v-CUSB; Saturday 0630 & 1430 on Hamburger Lokalradio 7265-CUSB; Saturday 1500 & 1730 on WRMI 9955; Saturday & Sunday 2329v on WTWW-2 9930; UT Sunday 0400.5 on WTWW-1 5830; also may appear at any time 18-24 on 9930 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)