giovedì 29 agosto 2013

Glenn Hauser logs August 29, 2013

** ANGUILLA. 6090, August 29 at 0520, something`s very wrong with PMS audio; she`s still there, but under constant noise level. It`s not the up-or-downlink as // WWCR 5935 is OK, a reverb apart. Same situation on day frequency 11775 at 1230 check, also 1330 and 1403, as compared to 13845 WWCR OK at 1240. Maybe mistuned satellite receiver in The Valley, where no one is paying attention. Don`t they have webcast or phoneline backup if necessary? But it`s the same old PMS/DGS stuff over and over, so who cares? It`s nothing but a vanity project (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BANGLADESH. 15505, August 29 at 1358:30, BB goes from tone to IS, poor signal today, but improvement from very poor or JBA. Clear timesignal ends at 1359:58, pretty close to reality! And opening Urdu (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 11768-11803, approx. extent of horrible huge FMy signal from out of whack Brasília transmitter, Aug 29 at 0510; can still make out Rádio Nacional ID in Brazuguese. During pauses there is silence, typical of FM. Not the first time this 11780 transmitter has done it. How long will it take them to notice and fix it now? Is no one paying attention in Rodeador Park? // 6180 is OK in normal AM. Fortunately(?) the blob does not reach quite far enough to bother the next Brazilian on 11765, always with much weaker signal. I was expecting this, as first reported several hours earlier by DXLD yg members Gilles Letourneau in Québec, then by Don Moman in Alberta and Jorge Freitas in Bahia (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake [non], CNR1 jammer search August 29 before 1300: none found 12-18 MHz around 1240 until:
17450, very poor algo at 1257, likely one of those

** CUBA [and non]. 15340, August 29 at 1324, 1402 chex, today`s missing frequency from RHC, audiblizing in the clear HCJB AUSTRALIA in Malaylam, Urdu respectively since it`s Thursday, per Aoki. RHC 13780 is inbooming but 17580 JBA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EAST TURKISTAN. 17490, August 29 at 1244, discussion of Spiderman and the Chinese film industry, same on 17630 but not synchronized; 17490 cuts off at 1257* during disposable Chinese lesson, while 17630 continues. 17490 is CRI Kashgar 308 degrees in English all the way from 0700 to 1257 per Aoki, while 17630 is Ürümqi also 308 degrees at 1200-1457, so schedules overlap during this hour only (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA SOUTH [and non]. 15575, August 29 at 1300, KBS WR opening English hour, fair with flutter, but better than almost inaudibility yesterday; pales by comparison to bigsig on 15775, VOA Korean via Tinang, Philippines not even intended for US but aimed here at 21 degrees (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 660, August 29 at 1145 UT, lotsa familiar SRS Mexicans as I am now awakening before LSR of 1200; here I am hearing a nice marimba rendition of ``Sandunga``, looping NE/SW, far enough away from ``The Answer`` in The Metroplex, KSKY. 1146 only ID is ``6-60 AM`` which I already know. A few possibilities as far as DF and NW Mexico; may or may not be same station as definitely IDed at 1158 in a string of local ads/announcements with street addresses and phone numbers, finally mentioning ``aquí en Delicias``, i.e. XEACB in Chihuahua, 5/1 kW per IRCA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 680, August 29 at 1157 UT, ``La Mera Jefa`` ID atop the QRM, i.e. XEORO in Guasave, Sinaloa, 1/0.5 kW per IRCA Log. Would someone idiomatically translate this slogan, also used by other Mexicans? My dixionary doesn`t even have mera, instead meramente which obviously means merely (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 760, August 29 at 1144 UT, ``ABC Radio`` ID in passing as I tune in, from ``la plaza ---``? Maybe really mentioned city of license as below, i.e. XEABC is still propagating. IRCA shows 70/5 kW, from Los Reyes de la Paz, Estado de México, but serving as a defacto DF outlet in that huge overcrowded market (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 770, August 29 at 1155 UT, amid rock music in English, SID jingle as ``Los Cuarenta`` dominating rather than KKOB pre-sunrise there. Per IRCA Log it`s XEREV in Los Mochis, Sinaloa, 5/0.1 kW where it is surely also pre-sunrise, but guess which power they are really using? Short for Los 40 Principales, i.e. Top-40. Is their playlist really that limited, and where do they get it, from the US of A or is there really a US of M Top-40 in English research bureau? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 870, August 29 at 1202 UT, ``diez mil watts de potencia desde Guachochi, Chihuahua, México``. Nice to be hearing this true daytimer again at sign-on which I think is 7 am local yearound, now that it`s just sunrising here. Mixed with kidchoir music, couple announcers wish `` muy buenos días``, 1204 ID XETAR as part of lengthy-named federal indigenous radio system. Only fair but steady signal vs slight SAH probably from Vietnam-in-The-Metroplex (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA [and non]. 1650, August 29 at 1123 UT, open carrier looping E/W; must be KYHN Sallisaw ``Fort Smith AR``; mixed with at least two others, sports from NE/SW, i.e. KCNZ in Iowa, and Spanish religion from NW/SE, i.e. KBJD Denver. Then at 1126 I hear Osgood from CBS in the mix, about Pres. Obama`s speech yesterday. Maybe that`s really from KYHN undermodulating.

The Spanish 1650 mentions Radio Transmundial (TWR) at 1125 UT, apparently closing a program from them, and at 1130 a definite ID in Spanish as ``16-50 A-M, KBJD``. I am not going to render the pronunciation of each letter as everyone should know at least that much Spanish (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. RF 42, Aug 29 at 1413 UT, minor area tropo visiblizes KMYT Tulsa, with My TV on 41.1 and TCN on 41.2, the latter being the ZUUS country music video net, which in OKC is on KOKH RF 24, 25.2 PSIP-labeled instead CMN --- seems there is no standardization about these. Meanwhile, other Tulsans are not strong enough to decode, e.g. KOTV RF 45, why? shows the two sites are within a few seconds of each other; KOTV is higher at 504 vs 381 meters, but KMYT is more powerful at 900 vs 840 kW, virtually insignificant difference (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 6604-USB, Aug 29 at 0514, New York Radio with Baltimore VOLMET not missing, WSY70 found here after no signals on 2000 and 3485 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1684 monitoring: confirmed first airing UT Thursday August 29 at 0331 on WRMI webcast, and presumably 9955. Next:
Thu 2101 on WTWW-1 9479
UT Fri 0326v on WWRB 5050
UT Sat 0200v on Area 51 via WBCQ 5110v-CUSB
Sat 0630 & 1430 on HLR 7265-CUSB
Sat 1500 on WRMI 9955
UT Sun 0401 on WTWW-1 5830
Maybe Sat and/or Sun 2330 and/or UT Sun or Mon 0000 on 5085 WTWW-2

** U S A. 930, August 29 at 1137 UT, I am nulling WKY OKC to find another very weak station with Spanish music, except it`s more romantic without all the tubas pumping away on La Indomable. But I have to keep adjusting the DX-398 on my belly to be sure I am still hearing the DX. A real Mexican would be nice, but there are none in the northwest beyond Saltillo, so it`s probably KHJ Los Ángeles, a.k.a. ``La Ranchera`` in latest incarnation. By 1142 something in English is taking over the WKY null position. (But WKY also runs ads in English mixed with Spanish as I heard one at tune-in.) Not only by awakening before latening sunrise, but info from NRC DX News that WKY has got an extension on their STA to run 1 instead of 5 kW at night have spurred me to resume DXing 930 beyond OK (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 970, August 29 at 0535 UT, program promos mention WDCJ? in QRM; think it must have been fonetikally similar WGTK Louisville KY sending a radiowave this way (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. I am deliberately checking this frequency since latest NRC DX News AM Switch reported ``1190, KPHN, MO, Kansas City – Went silent 7/31 pending sale by R. Disney``.

1190, August 29 at 1209 UT playing ``Southern Girl`` C&W from NE/SW, then ``Country Legends --- the all-new 11-90, KGGZ`` so at first I think this is KPHN`s replacement, but FCC AM Query has no KGGZ, instead KQQZ in De Soto MO, i.e. St. Louis market. Site appears to be across the river near Granite City IL, while De Soto is axually about 45 miles south of St Louis. So KPHN, or rather FCC facid 4373 is apparently still silent (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)