domenica 22 settembre 2013

Glenn Hauser logs September 22, 2013

** BRAZIL. 11915+, Sept 22 at 0117, enthusiastic Braziguese, maybe futebol, surely R. Gaúcha, slightly on the hi side. Aoki [not EiBi as in original item: EiBi never shows powers or azimuths!] says its 10 kW are aimed 310 degrees across Brasil, so also USward. Poor and much weaker than 11905 Sri Lanka, q.v., stronger than 11925, probably Bandeirantes, weaker than Catholicizing 11855, Aparecida which is second only to 11780 RNA, by a long shot (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake [non] CNR1 jamming Sept 22 after 1300: none in the 17s, 16s, 15s, 14s, 13s, 12s, except inbanders:
15265, poor at 1308 with Sunday-night western classical music show
15115, fair at 1308 with same but heavy CCI here from victim

** CUBA [and non]. 11760, Sunday Sept 22 at 1208, not Arnaldo Coro but Arnie Coro, Science Editor with a `Breakthru` bit in English, something about Ecuador, which I don`t listen to but instead immediately check out all the other RHC frequencies whether any others are in the wrong morning language:

No, all Spanish: 17580, 15230, 11860, 11690, 9850, 9550, 9540, 6000 (and still nothing on alleged 11960). 1211, Arnie already finishes, but ``back next week, same time, same frequencies``, which I seriously doubt as RHC slopperation is not so predictable.

BTW, 11760 has a slow SAH of 40 per minute = two thirds of one Hz, i.e. vs CRI English via Kunming, Commies vs Commies. 1244 check, 11760 in music, but not // Spanish with other music. 1300 check, 11760 still in English. 1314 still separate music.

15340, Sunday Sept 22 at 1307, RHC is missing, audiblizing HCJB Australia with subcontinental music, heavy flutter, unusual for them. 15230 RHC always weaker but certainly audible (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IRELAND [non]. 17820, Sunday Sept 22 at 1536, stupid ballgame coverage with crowd going wild, fair and somewhat stronger than // 17725. This is the annual RTE special for the Football Final, via Woofferton UK and Meyerton RSA, respectively. No point here in even checking the lower frequencies. I see reports of the Hurling Final a fortnight ago saying that RTE mixed in news and ordinary programming during breaks, but I`m not putting up with this nonsense hoping to hear any such this time (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 560, Sept 22 at 1151 UT, amid Mexican music, ID mentions Grupo Radio Centro, and I think an FM frequency with a 6 in it. I was hoping this would be enough to pin it down, but we have contradictory info. First thought is the DF station, XEOC, as googling matches up 560 with GRC in the DF; maybe it once was, but the GRC website now has an AM dial starting at 690. As for affiliates elsewhere, can`t find any listing of them on GRC website.

IRCA Mexican Log 2012 has no GRC nets on 560. Cantú does not include nets on the by-frequency list, but has:
560 XEOC Radio Chapultepec México, DF 750 500
And so does WRTH 2013; really low-powered compared to the other DF stations! Other sources contradict that info: IRCA has XEOC as La Mejor with 5/5 kW, but in the PM - Promomedios group. Perhaps one of the seven other XEs on 560 now is a GRC station, but which? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND. 9700, Sept 22 at 1220, noted RNZI is present with poor AM signal, in case it`s missing again after 1300 from 6170 --- but today it is not missing at 1326 check (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SUDAN [and non?]. 15400, Sept 22 at 0535, poor signal with continuous tone and SAH, hardly any modulation detectable from R. Dabanga under the jammer, out of order? Previously the tone jammer would stop around 0530 anyway while Dabanga continued. Hmm, maybe this time it`s the Dabanga signal I am hearing minus program modulation (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. QSL: KVOH card received Sept 22, for the 7 Sept test on 9975 at 0049-0400, tnx v/s Ray Robinson; same map card as earlier for 17775 test, so now I have 100% of the restored KVOH`s frequencies QSLed, altho zero % of them are yet in regular service (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9980, Sept 22 at 1317, WWCR with huge open carrier/dead air --- not quite, with humbuzz, traces of modulation bleedthru from something, but not matching Brother Scare on 9370 WWRB or 9930 WTWW. September pdf program schedule of WWCR-4 shows ``signed off`` Saturdays & Sundays between 11 and 14. Well, not completely. On weekdays no break, continuous BS (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 670, Sept 22 at 1153 UT, KHGZ Glenwood AR is poorly audible as ``Hog Call Sports``, in southwest Arkansas, PSA urging conservation of electricity in the hot summer especially at 3-7 pm --- but, but, it`s no longer (very) hot, and it`s no longer summer. Routine check earlier around 0500 did not find them cheating this date vs WSCR & Cuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 950, Sept 22 at 0510 UT, classic rock dominating, then ``Cruisin` 9-50`` non-ID. NRC AM Log 2013 shows KRWZ Parker CO 5/5 kW U4 as ``Cruisin` Oldies`, surely close enough for a definite ID. It`s what was originally the legendary KIMN Denver, when oldies were newies (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. TP carrier search Sept 22 at 1145-1150 UT: JBAs on 693, 747, 774, but not peaking at the same times (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1647 UT Sept 22