martedì 24 settembre 2013

Glenn Hauser logs September 24, 2013

** CAMBODIA [non]. 13850, Sept 24 at 1240, checking again for RFA on its shifted frequency to avoid WWCR 13845, but on 13850 only a JBA carrier. By 1253 check now a good signal has built up (or come on late?), in Khmer and stronger than WWCR; presumed SRI LANKA site. Today`s Aoki (Sept 24) still has it on 13845 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake [non] CNR1 jamming Sept 24 before 1300:
17900, fair at 1247 with flutter, first noted here; signal much like CRI Kashgar/Urumqi, East Turkistan on 17490, 17560, 17630, 17650
16920, fair with flutter at 1249
15550, poor at 1250 with flutter, het on hi side
15250, poor at 1249 with echo and het/tone jamming
15195, fair at 1249 with flutter, CCI and noise jamming; no 15115
13830, fair at 1253 with flutter; none in the 14s
13605, fair at 1250 with flutter
12980, poor at 1254 with flutter
11640, fair at 1256 with CCI; none in the 10s

After 1300, but no full research:
15540, fair with flutter at 1320, het on hi side; no longer 15550

** KOREA SOUTH. 15575, Sept 24 at 1319, a good but fluttery day for KBSWR in English, W&M chatting about how no one likes to pay taxes. Still much weaker than VOA Korean on 15775 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KURDISTAN [non]. 11510, Sept 24 at 1330-1400, V. of Mesopotamia, allegedly via PRIDNESTROVYE (switching to Bulgaria at 1500), continuous traditional vocal music with lots of ululation, no announcements until just before 1400 timesignal ending one sesqui-second late, 4 pips, last one prolonged. Then continues talk. Heavy flutter on the music only adds to its remote mystique (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 560, Sept 24 at 1201 UT, full ID, AM & FM for as in Cantú:
560 XESRD La Tremenda +FM 89.3 Santiago Papasquiaro, Dgo. 10,000 1,000

** MEXICO. 700, Sept 24 at 1203 UT, big hum added to open carrier as often heard in mornings; station warming up for late sign-on, still hum at 1210; at 1211 some CCI in Spanish starts to appear underneath, could be KHSE TX. 1218 choral NA is in progress, 1219 full sign-on ID from XEGD, La Poderosa in Parral, i.e. as in Cantú:
700 XEGD La Poderosa + FM 90.3 Hidalgo del Parral, Chih. 5,000 1,000

** MEXICO. 820, Sept 24 at 1206 UT a state anthem is playing under WBAP (which I never can null out completely), making slow SAH; 1208 CCI from a third station, but the anthem ends with a prolonged hi note, unlike the Coahuila anthem I previously linked to. No sign-on announcement audible immediately after the anthem.

There is nothing from Coahuila or Chihuahua on 820, in deference to WBAP. Could it be Durango where there`s an 820, XEDRD? Official state anthem just premièred on July 8, 2013, as in:
by children`s choir, certainly not the version I heard, and without the prolonged hi note at the end, tho that could be a certain singer`s show-off on another anthem.

Ajá, the Sinaloa anthem does have that prolonged hi note finale:
It seems this too has just been adopted in April of this year, following a contest.

So based on this somewhat tenuous connexion, I will make the log tentatively the only Sinaloan on 820, per Cantú:
820 XEUDO Radio UdeO (Univ de Occidente) + FM 89.3 Los Mochis, Sin. 1,000 250
Sinaloa of course is a hot-spot for SRS MW DX around here with many other stations logged, despite distance of almost a kilomile. 650 XETNT is a regular (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1190, Sept 24 at 1223 UT, YL national news of México, with subheadings interjected by OM, mentions ``la jornada``, ``electrónico de hoy``, 1226 fading a bit but program promo, 1227 definite TC as 5:27, and mentions Fórmula. That nails it as KNUV Tolleson (Phœnix market) AZ, 5000/250 watts, which is 24-hour newstalk with Grupo Fórmula, per NRC AM Log 2013, and except for local timechex, evidently fed out of the DF. ¡Viva Aztlán? There is only one real Mexican in the UT-7 zone, per Cantú, 250/100 watt XEMBC in Mexicali.

This Fórmula is heard well as long as a Clear Channel Communications station in English is nulled from the N/S, presumably KFXR from The Metroplex? No, FCC shows that licensed to Capstar TX LLC. Yet bringing up all the 1190s in FCC AM Query, there is not a single one licensed to Clear Channel; Capstar may be a subsidiary or LMA deal.

Here`s a story from two years ago which does include KFXR as a CCC station:
More directly, the CCC website (whatever became of the .cc domain?)
shows 1190 KFXR as their *only* AM station in Dallas (and none in Fort Worth) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. TP carrier search Sept 24 at 1158-1200: JBA on 747, maybe on 1008; not checked above 1200 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)