lunedì 26 agosto 2013

Glenn Hauser logs August 25, 2013

** AUSTRALIA. 15340, August 25 at 1305, HCJB loud and clear bigsig with South Asian songs, certainly sounding secular, but I don`t understand a word of Punjabi; RHC doesn`t cut on until 1315 blocking Bhojpuri, a late Sunday start, much bigger sig with only a bit of Kununurra audible underneath (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 9500, Aug 25 at 1245, Strauss waltz, poor with flutter; 1248 Chinese announcement, so suspected CNR1`s Sunday night classical fare. HFCC registration shows only ``ADM`` from UAE site at 10-13, 500 kW, 315 degrees. But Aoki does have CNR1, 100 kW, 165 degrees from Shijiazhuang 723 site long before and after this hour (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15340, August 25 at *1315, RHC comes on late this Sunday overriding HCJB Australia which before then rated bigsig status. If frequency manager Prof. Coro does any monitoring, has he not yet noticed this collision, while plenty of clear spots exist on 19m? RHC`s start is rough, cutting off and back on, and then modulation cutting off and back on during music; 1320 `Correo Internacional` mailbag. Meanwhile another RHC frequency, 13780 remains absent past 1332 this Sunday in memory of El Hugazo Chávez. If 17580 is on, it`s not propagating (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA [and non]. 3345, August 25 at 1200, RRI Ternate in Indonesian news, sounds same as on stronger 3325 RRI Palangkaraya, first heard a minute earlier with music slightly past 1200, then talk, deep fades. Just as sun is rising here, a good Indonesian morning, as then sought others: strongest 4750-, RRI Makassar is // 3325; and a weak signal slightly below 4870-, presumably Wamena but unseems // the others, and also bothered by OTH radar clatter and traces of bleed from the TADIL-A bonker on the lo side which itself is now weak. At 1208, I can tell 3325 and 4750 are //, but 3345 is not, maybe just separated or out of synch? Too weak to be sure. By 1202 the only PNG frequency with a carrier is 3260 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IRAN. 11730, August 25 at 1327, instrumental ME music with fair signal, cuts off abruptly at 1327.5*. Uplooked later, it`s VIRI Pashto service at 1230-1327, 500 kW due east from Sirjan.

13785, August 25 at 1332, Arabic, fair signal with flutter, i.e. VIRI, 500 kW, 178 degrees from Kamalabad across Arabia until 1427 per Aoki. Absence of Cuba from 13780 certainly helps (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 610, August 25 at 1156 UT, full ID, too much QRM from Kansas City, but I get enough fragments to nail it: FM ends in .1, Guasave mentioned, so it`s XEGS in Sinaloa whose FM is 106.1 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 880, August 25 at 1150 UT, break in romantic music for nothing but a ``5:49`` timecheck by YL in Spanish, which means it has to be one of two stations: XEV in Chihuahua city, or XEPNK in Los Mochis, Sinaloa, about the same direxion. Chihua2 closer, but Sinaloa stations are common here around sunrise skip. IRCA AM log shows XEPNK the one with musical format rather than news/talk, but relying on XE format info is risky. Many other Mexicans are in around this time, most playing music. Enid sunrise today 1158 UT, soon to surpass 1200 at the rate of about 5 minutes later per week (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1120, August 25 at 0506 UT, gospel huxter in Spanish is atop KMOX briefly, no doubt daytimer KEOR Catoosa/Sperry/Tulsa cheating again. And while often recently no signal past 1300 UT, on Aug 25 it`s already/still on at 1144 with (same?) preacher, and no KMOX, just before Catoosa legal sunrise of 1145 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1210, August 25 at 0508 UT, VG signal from ``U S Country`` = KGYN Guymon, and it has been thus for many nights now, obviously again ignoring its nighttime direxional null toward Philadelphia requirement (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** RUSSIA. 5930, August 25 at 1219, techno-beat music from R. Rossii, fair signal // weaker 5940, i.e. Pet/Kam and Magadan respectively, currently in the clear for their final hour of the day after WWCR 5935 between them closes at 1200. R. Rossii has a good variety of late-night music from one day to the next; as more and more darkness falls upon Siberia, reception is seasonally improving (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** RUSSIA. 15585, August 25 at 1254, classical music with flutter, 1259 Golos Rossii ID. HFCC shows 250 kW, 117 degrees from Moskva site, and no sign of Spain which is supposed to be on here too. Aoki shows 500 kW, 115 degrees, and Spain not starting until 1400 on Sundays, 1500 on Saturdays. Little if anything else from Europe making it on 19m. (And hardly any signal from KBS on 15575) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN [non]. 5970, Sunday August 25 at 1216, Antonio Buitrago`s distinctive Castilisping voice and equally distinctive liners on `Amigos de la Onda Corta` from REE during this hour Sundays. Only poor signal as usual from the CR relay aimed away from us, so how is // 11815? A bit stronger at 1224, but with usual NHK co-channel mix.

Neither is sufficient, and meanwhile the third transmitter in COSTA RICA is gathering dust (or already stripped?) since REE deleted all relays northward except DRM. Reception is axually better from the Beijing, CHINA relay on 11910 at 1225, interview about satélites; tho fluttery and unreliable. Nothing direct from Spain is making it on 15, 17 or 21 MHz (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1683 monitoring: confirmed on WTWW-1, 5830, now starting even later, at 0401:32 UT Sunday August 25, but played to completion at 0430:30. (WTWW-2, 5085, had Overcomer at 0000 UT Sunday, so presumably so did 9930 in the previous semihour; but check Sunday 2330 & UT Monday 0000 just in case.). Noel Green in England confirms that Hamburger Lokalradio was indeed on the 7265-CUSB air Saturday at 0630 with WOR (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 660, August 25 at 1158 UT, C&W music is dominating here from east/west, bet it`s KTNN. Yes, so IDed in English at 1159: ``KTNN, 660, Window Rock-Mexican Hat``. Obviously is once again failing to observe night direxional with null this way toward NYC, even tho the signal would never get that far anyway across the terminator right here in Enid. Continues to add various Navajo towns to city of license; my previous report mentioning a ``Springs`` was probably Sunrise Springs, west of Window Rock AZ, while Mexican Hat is up in Utah near Monument Valley. I.e. a sombrero? Which means shader, a bit more descriptive than ``hat`` probably from same root as ``head`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VIETNAM. 9840-, August 25 at 1236 YL starting news in English at odd time after some other feature, strange accent typical of VOV, good signal but fluttery; and // 12020-, ending news at 1240 with Voice of Vietnam ID. Both slightly but today not too far on the lo sides (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)