venerdì 28 giugno 2013

Glenn Hauser logs June 26-27, 2013

** BRAZIL. 4915, June 27 at 0053, scanning 60m band for carriers from S America while awaiting the Chaski-cut on 5980: standout signal on 4915 with music, soon Portuguese announcement with yelled ID as ``A Rádio Daqui!!`` [in Portuguese, unlike Spanish a final -i is automatically stressed without an accent; if a previous syllable is really stressed, that one requires an accent]. Rated SINPO 35443, while many other mostly ZYs (presumably) were little but detectable carriers on 4815, 4825, 4885, 4895, 4905, 4925, 4975, 5015, 5035. The last is surely R. Aparecida, but never can pull any audio past 5040 Cuba.

10 kW, ZYF691 on 4925 in Goiás, Goiânia, shouldn`t be any stronger than numerous other 60m Brazilians, but once again it overcomes like my April 14 ``pipeline`` log. Is it a propagational fluke, do they have some greatly superior antenna, or running overpowered? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. Sporadic E analog TV DX opening June 26 continued from previous report, all times UT:

1601 on 4, Televisa net-5 with toon

1602 on 3, net-5 with toon, better than on 4; XEZ?

1602 on 4, video shifts to another station than net-5

1621 on 4, net-5 toon fades in again; oval 5 bug in LR at edge

1629 on 4, now it`s Televisa net-4, with the f bug in LR, and large legend behind anchor on set: MATUTINO EXPRESS, must be newscast

1631 on 4, seems same station with graphic PARALELO 23, which is roughly the middle of México from Mazatlán to Zacatecas to San Luís Potosí. Aguascalientes is closer to the 22nd parallel ---

1644 on 4, PSA from Instituto Estatal Electoral de --- Aguascalientes, urging people to vote on July 7. Always pay attention to such PSAs on TV and radio, especially when an elexion is impending. It may be just a generic federal IFE PSA, but it could also nail down the state you are DXing. shows only one full-power channel 4 in the small state of Ags: XHJCM-TV, 15 kW on the Azteca-13 network. There is also a [very] low-power listed as 0 kW in Calvillo, Ags., XHCLA-TV, independent. One new definite ID per opening is doing well with Mexican TVDX full of little or no specific IDs!

1649 on 4, female makeup tips with Azteca net-13 bug UR, probably as above. Program title in LL is VENGA ALEGRIA with clock 11:50

1657 on 4, cooking show with Televisa net-2 star bug UR and clock

1703 on 2, talk show amid CCI, +v bug in UR = XEWO-TV Mas TV, Guadalajara

1711 on 2, still +v bug in UR, but now I see another bug in LR: U for Univisión! Program title in LL is Gf in script, which it soon becomes obvious from further grafix stands for `El Gordo y la Flaca` --- the fat guy and the skinny gal, and indeed the cohosts exhibit such morphic characteristix. Photo at 1714 showing all three bugs will be at

Thus, previous assumptions about the U bug NOT appearing on Mexican TV, but presumed from Naples FL, or even Nicaragua, are inoperative! I still could have captured either or both, but also could have been XEWO or any other Televisa local station hooked up with Univisión too.

1747 on 5, now MUF up to here with some CCI; and heavy CCI on 2, 3, 4; dominant on 2 continues to be +v, XEWO-TV

1757 on 2, Azteca net-7 bug UR, talk show, probably XHTAU Tampico

1802 on 2, +v, XEWO-TV still mostly atop the QRM

1810 on 4, mostly audio, Gala TV promos = Televisa net-9

1811 on 5, video is strengthening

1816 on 5, evil penguins toon (what is the name of this in English and Spanish, anyway?), Televisa net-5 bug in LR

1820 on 6, MUF pokes up to 6 video with same as 5, toon from net-5. Much of the time I also have an ear on 88.1, but no FM DX makes it

1848 on 4, Canal 5 promos, ads for HSBC, FIFA; now the net-5 bug is in UR, back to toon

1850 on 6, algo with weak video

1850 on 2, now a fútbol game is starting, from Azteca net-7, Uruguay vs Brasil; must be the Confederation Cup series again. I see it is also live on Univisión in the USA

1853 on 4, SAME fútbol game video, but different audio, and this has Televisa net-5 bug. Opening ceremony includes brief speech (prayer?) by a player in Portuguese, and even a stadium announcement in English. Uruguayan national anthem plays, very nice, apparently direct feed rather than picking up from PA.

This could be really confusing with both major competing Mex nets broadcasting the same live game: you`d think there would be an exclusivity deal

1917, opening is fading down, just weak CCI on 2, and I take a break

2029, CCI on 2-5; 4 has Televisa net-4 f bug in LR; 2 still in game

Henceforth I am recording WORLD OF RADIO 1675, but with one DX monitor on to see it is still going. I don`t think I missed much as it`s mostly CCI rather than identifiable individual stations by now

The game is over by about 2100, at least for Univisión. Somebody won

UT June 27:

0005 on 3, Televisa net-5 sitcom, as opening is about gone
(Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, June 27 at 0052, tune in early and whew, R. Chaski carrier is back after absence yesterday. Stays on past 0100 until cutoff at 0103:42.5* which is 10.5 seconds later than 48 hours earlier (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1675: first airing confirmed on WRMI webcast, UT Thursday June 27 at 0330, presumably also on 9955. WRMI repeats are Saturday 1500 & 1730, Tuesday 1100. Next:

Thursday 2100.5 on WTWW-1 9479; UT Friday 0326v on WWRB 5050; UT Saturday 0130v on Area 51 via WBCQ 5110v-CUSB; Sat 0630 & 1430 on HLR Germany 7265-CUSB; Sat & Sun 2329v on WTWW-2 9930; UT Sun 0400.5 on WTWW-1 5830; this or previous 1674 also could appear anyday, anytime between 1700 & 2100 on 9930 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VATICAN [non]. 9955, June 27 at 0100 after canned WRMI ID, Radio Vaticano IS and opening in Latin, Spanish. Who needs the Greenville relay an hour later? Lite pulse jamming continues after English program before the hour. At least the Cubans don`t bother to jam 7305 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)