martedì 10 settembre 2013

Glenn Hauser logs September 10, 2013

** AUSTRALIA. 4910, Sept 10 at 1144, Ozzie talk with poor signal, VL8T, seems same as 4835 VL8A which is still underneath WWCR splash. At 1202, 4835 in the clear and indeed same as 4910 with talk. 4910 has a ute below frequency but not too close. So we have another NT station staying on its day frequency at nite, like 4835 has done for years now. Yesterday I had inconclusively noticed no signal on 2325, but not one on 4910, while Wolfgang Büschel and Ron Howard were already reporting VL8T on 4910 after previous 0830* (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BANGLADESH. 15505, Sept 10 at 1359, BB IS poor with flutter, timesignal ending at 1359:47, opening Urdu. In case you are wondering, I am not really obsessed with this station but it`s usually a convenient time when I am about to wrap up my morning monitoring, amused by the constant clock fluxuations in Dhaka (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BOLIVIA. 4717-, Sept 10 at 0057, can detect carrier presumably Yura unlike last two nites; this time I am staying with the main FRG-7 inside but outside antenna (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 9600, Sept 10 at 1242, as I tune across CRI English, poor via Kunming, they are bragging about broadcasting in more languages than anybody, 61 [except of course, gospel huxters]; and reminiscing about how, from original Radio Peking studios in a cave, they had to wield flashlights to ward off the wolves --- wow, what other station could claim such a lupine rural legend?? See also TIBET [non] (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11970, Sept 10 at 0055, heavy pulse jamming against nothing; then checked 11930, usual spot for wasted jamming, nothing there at first, then more pulsing at about the same rate but different pitch than on 11970.

5970, Sept 10 at 0059, nonsensical pulse jamming still here atop Brasilian (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. 3325, Sept 10 at 1151, as I am searching 90m for PNGs, find instead Indonesian talk here, so Bougainville must be off; no other signal. 1155 somewhat better as YL Indo talk continues; 1156 a bit of flute music, resuming talk mixing with music. 1158 ute QRM briefly on and off. 1159 pause and sung jingle, another YL, harp-orchestral tune, 1200 clear ID as ``Radio Republik Indonesia – warta berita` starting newscast. So no doubt this is Palangkaraya (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH. 11710, Sept 10 at 1311, VOK is doing a fine job of multi-tasking, English atop but not far below, also in Chinese, and below that Juche jamming noise. Just Chinese and jam on 11735 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 610, Sept 10 at 0548 UT, promo for 106.1 FM, maybe ``La G-S``, what a nice FM/AM match, as in Cantú:
610 XEGS La Ley + FM 106.1 Guasave, Sinaloa 1,000 500

** MEXICO. 660, Sept 10 at 1207 UT, somexican is playing ``Mañanitas``; 1209 TC for ``6:07 en La Lupe``, i.e. per Cantú:
660 XEACB La Lupe + FM 98.9 Cd. Delicias, Chih. 3,000 1,000

** MEXICO. 870, Sept 10 at 1213, obviously XETAR, Chihuahua, playing a ``Mañanitas`` version by Chipmunx (doublepitch voices), hee hee, including English ``happy birthday to you`` twice or thrice. So there`s another exotic language on this indigenoustation (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. UNIDENTIFIED. 880, Sept 10 at 1215 UT, ``La Rancherita de ---`` slogan, CST TC for 6:14, YL DJ, then 6:15 TC and federal PSA for reforma educativa, so no doubt it`s a Mexican. Zone means it has to be a change for one of these two in Cantú:
880 XEV Radio Fórmula + FM 101.7 Chihuahua, Chih. 5,000 250
880 XEPNK Planeta + FM 103.5 Los Mochis, Sin. 10,000 2,000
The ``Rancherita`` in Los Mochis is listed as 1450, XECU which might have swapped; however, Cantú has no Chihuahua-city AM or FM stations by that name, so it`s a market ripe for its own Rancherita. At this time there was not much KRVN from north but nulled it anyway.

Not to be confused with mere non-diminutive ``La Ranchera``, newish identity of WMDB in Nashville TN on 880 as heard yesterday a few minutes earlier. One is relying on neither station ever varying its slogan (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PAPUA NEW GUINEA. 3260, 3365, 3385 Sept 10 at 1148 are the only NBC carriers audible. 3385 is strongest at 1155, but off by 1200; 3365 is weakest at 1155; at 1200, 3260 is a bit stronger than 3365 still on. But I am paying most attention to 3325, which instead is INDONESIA, q.v. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, Sept 10 at 0058, R. Chaski carrier until 0103:45.5* cutoff, which is 5.5 seconds later than yesterday. This time I am avoiding the mosquitoes and staying with the main rx inside, FRG-7 instead of DX-398 on the porch (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TIBET [non]. 15525, Sept 10 at 1400 good open carrier, 1400:37 modulation cuts on late from V. of Tibet via MADAGASCAR. After yesterday`s log I am paying close attention to how CNR1 jamming and its avoidance may recur: but NO jamming audible today, maybe on but not propagating, as Talata has a great trans-equatorial advantage even way off to the side of the beam here.

Meanwhile they are voice-over translating into Tibetan somewoman in English with snippets such as ``24-year-old son traveled to visit England``, later ``as a guide for Chinese tourists``. Quick ``running water`` ute QRM bursts at 1404, 1406. Nevertheless, at 1408:00 sharp, 15525 jumps to 15520; still no jamming (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. There is a Route 66 ham special event going on until Sept 15, favorite SSB frequencies ending in 66: 3866, 7266, 14266, 18164 [almost], 21366, 24966, 28466. See:
So far no luck hearing anything with W6B thru W6T, 3-character calls on 80, 40 or 20 meters, around 1130-14 UT Sept 10, but there`s a big AM broadcaster on 7265, presumably CNR2 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9825, UT Tuesday Sept 10 at 0159, VOA still on air in Specialish English (slower than usual, but not real slow), saying ``tune in again next Monday for more news about science``, into YDD sign-off. This is the only frequency still scheduled for the Tue-Sat 0130 broadcast via Greenville, and the only English for Americas (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1290, Sept 10 at 1220 UT, KWFS Wichita Falls TX ``Rise & Shine`` show is bragging about stream reaching everywhere, as they hear from California, North Korea, and Africa! Lots of local ads (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 650, Sept 10 at 0550 UT, `24/7 Comedy` network ID, laughter, applause and standup routine. Always something interesting on 650 with WSM nulled; in fact, at the moment it`s XETNT that needs nulling, not much from WSM. But no 650 stations listed at:
which covers only USA, altho we know a few Canadians on other frequencies run this. None such either in last year`s NRC AM Log; maybe when I get this year`s, it will be revealed. Seems this network is growing gradually, about to appear on CKMX 1060/CFVP 6030 Calgary.

As far as I can tell from own website, CKOM Saskatoon is still news/talk (and I did ID it recently). What about CISL Richmond BC? Its site still shows ``all time favorites``, but reveals they will be adding sports talk Sept 29, Sundays 9 pm-midnite [Monday 04-07 UT] so that could be confusing as to formats; already runs a number of talk shows, maybe more time than music. But Mondays 7 pm-midnite it`s still shown as `ATF`. Of course, the 24/7 Comedy network isn`t necessarily carried 24/7 by all affiliates, e.g. CFRB/CFRX overnite only, except one nite a week.

I may as well Google the other few likely US 650 stations: WNMT in MN shows something else now; KIKK Houston can`t find a schedule but it`s sports; KMTI UT skeds something else; KGAB WY with C2CAM; not unlikely KSTE CA either, but they do have Hottie Galleries of 100`s of Babes, tastefully updated daily. As a last resort. I check WSM itself: `The WSM All-Nighter with Marcia Campbell` which is rather vague but surely basically country music. The comedy station and XETNT are making a fast SAH, like XETNT does with WSM, surely because XETNT is the one off-frequency. So as for who`s doing 24/7 Comedy now on 650, am still at a loss (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 700, Sept 10 at 1141 UT, just a hummy carrier, and still so at 1210; loops SW/NE. Suspect an XE; Chihuahua`s XEGD would fit for that. Previously logged XEETCH further NW in Sonora with real modulation (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6950-AM, Sept 10 at 0101 pirate with soft rock music, poor in noise, fades in and out; no announcement until 0120 but brief and unreadable. Many others were monitoring this:,12543.0.html
But as of 0130 no one else had IDed it either. Later appeared to have been relay of a real station; Dim Bulb reported:

``0218z Some kinda commercial station chatter and ID? (93.7, From Davenport to International Falls, Minnesota's 100,000 watt new rock alternative - The Edge). Some googling says this is KXXR Minneapolis
0219z "I can't do any more damage around this popsicle stand" Google tells me this is a quote from "Aladdin"
0220z Off`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 11985, Sept 10 at 0054, 1-kHz tone on poor signal with flutter; 0107 recheck now talk by YL in unknown language. Only thing scheduled here is AIR Delhi/Khampur, but supposed to go right from Tamil to Sinhala at 0045. On 11980, however, CRI starts Amoy at 0100 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED [and non]. 13845, Sept 10 at 1227, I am monitoring for a reshow of the Cambodian or Vietnamese I was hearing yesterday atop WWCR, but none of it today by 1235, just paranoid Joyce Riley on fair unsolid signal, 1230 GCN radio network ID. Maybe it`s a Monday-only clandestine? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)