venerdì 16 agosto 2013

Glenn Hauser logs August 15, 2013

** BANGLADESH. 15505, August 15 at 1356, BB tonetest is JBA; 1358 IS; congrats on the timesignal ending only 0.5 second late after 1400! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake [non] CNR1 jamming August 15 before 1300; once again, propagation is quite degraded:
12910, very poor at 1254, also with CCI? Unusual spot, new frequency?
15970, very poor at 1254; none in the 13s, 14s, 16s, 17s, 18s

August 15 before 1400:
14980, very poor at 1347; none in the 13s, 12s
15900, poor at 1345; also poor 15 MHz inbanders
16100, very poor at 1345

** CUBA [and non]. 7370-7440, Aug 15 at 0552, wall-of-noise jamming against 7405 R. Martí (which nevertheless is quite readable), bleeds out plus/minus 35 kHz, with individual pulses of a certain pitch; adjacent to 7365 center of another pulse jammer against nothing of quite different pitch and faster rate. I`ve also noted bleeds like this surrounding other Cuban jammers; would it be too much to ask Arnie for them to be confined to the target frequencies at the times they are really on? Of course it would!

6125, August 15 at 0554, RHC English anomaly now is the absence of this frequency, while the overkill quartet of others are nominal.

Including 6010 at 0555 August 15, not 6000, despite this from Alan Pennington, BDXC-UK: ``Radio Havana Cuba noted still with English on 6000 kHz this morning (Aug 14) at 0509 after scheduled close of English on this frequency. Reason was given at 0540 by Arnie Coro in the mid-week edition of 'DXers Unlimited': ``RHC are testing 6000 kHz 0500-0700 UTC to Pacific Coast of North America for the next few days (starting UTC day Aug 14) in replacement of 6010 kHz.`` Not tonight, they aren`t! That would certainly be welcomed by HJDH (and XEOI if it`s on? Haven`t heard or seen reports of it at any hour for some weeks again) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDIA. 15050, August 15 at 0134, very poor signal with music, 0135 talk; besides something worse on 11620, this is all I can get from AIR for the special independence day ceremonies. None of the 7 MHz regional channels were audible, nor did I expect them to be (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 730, August 15 at 0608 UT, choral Mexican NA is playing, apparent long-version if it started circa 0600; 0609 short Chihuahua state anthem with choir, but mainly male soloist; listen for keyword ``chihuahuense`` not to mix it with other states. Plenty of QRM tonite rather than often dominant signal, so maybe not running day power of 50 kW. 0610 full ID as Ke Buena, XEHB on FM, and AM 730, street address in Hidalgo del Parral; mentions Radiorama group ``la cadena que une a México``; ``no hay más; estamos contigo`` and into banda music (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA. 15120, August 15 at 0549, a rare appearance of VON, good signal level but quite low modulation during song; not much distortion, anyway (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1682: completed in time for first airing on WRMI, UT Thursday August 15 at 0330, unconfirmed. Next:

Thursday 2100.5 on WTWW-1 9479
UT Friday 0326v on WWRB 5050
UT Saturday 0200v on Area 51 via WBCQ 5110v-CUSB
Saturday 0630 & 1430 on HLR 7265-CUSB
Saturday 1500 on WRMI 9955
UT Sunday 0400.5 on WTWW-1 5830

The previous Sat & Sun 2329v on WTWW-2 9930 may or may not appear; last week Saturday did not, while Sunday did. Brother Scare has been heard affirming that he will (soon?) be on this transmitter 24/7 with 5085 overnight (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. 670, August 15 at 0601 UT, as I null WSCR I am getting not only Cuba, but another English-speaking sportstalk station; 0604 YL refers to ```the mothership``, and CBS Sports Radio. First checked KBOI schedule in case it`s out of whack, but not. Then affiliate list
leads right to KWXI Glenwood AR, which is supposed to be a 5 kW daytimer! And the only CBSSR affiliate on 670 besides WSCR itself, but which had different programming.

Then checking FCC AM Query, no hit on KWXI! That`s because the call changed Feb 1, 2013, as we then find by searching 670 and AR: Now it`s KHGZ --- but it is still licensed as 5 kW daytime *only*, non-direxional. They do have a PSRA ranging from 1 watt in the winter to 500 watts in the summer; and a PSSA ranging from 1 to 3 watts, depending on the time in the evening, yearound --- but of course that has nothing at all to do with being on the air at 1 am local!

It`s not the first time I have caught KWXI cheating. Previously logged Oct 5, 2012 at 0544 UT in similar situation with definite ID. ``KWXI`` should be a desirable pronounceable call ``Quicksy``; wonder if they sold it off to some other station? Anyhow, inapplicable to any current AM or FM station.

BTW, without KWXI/KHGZ getting in the way, WSCR and CMBA used to be precisely zero-beat, never a SAH nulling one or the other, but lately they have been SAHing each other (WRTH shows 13 Rebelde transmitters on 670, two of which are 50 kW; surely not all of them are zero-beat) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)