giovedì 26 settembre 2013

Glenn Hauser logs September 26, 2013

** BANGLADESH. 15105, Sept 26 at 1237 with flutter, BB music I was going to rate as fair, but then English talk is tough to copy, demoted to poor.

15505, Sept 26 at 1358, BB IS, then resumed off-timesignal ending at 1359:46.5, opening Urdu, poor signal (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CAMBODIA [non]. 13850, Sept 26 at 1233, once again nothing audible from RFA Khmer, but by 1254 it`s a good signal, presumably via SRI LANKA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 650, Sept 26 at 1158 UT, stuff about which MLB teams are ahead, nothing about Canada, but then on curling in Saskatoon, which strongly makes me suspect it`s CKOM: yes, outro as ``sports at :25 and :55 past the hours on the CKOM Morning News``. Dominating the frequency instead of usual XETNT, and too late for WSM or KIKK. But what about KGAB in between? 2005 NRC Pattern Book shows CKOM nite pattern is supposed to throw everything northward, while day pattern has only a minor lobe southward (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake [non] CNR1 jammers, Sept 26 after 1230:
11840, good at 1245; don`t recall this spot before, but Aoki shows it is jamming the All India Radio Chinese service at 1145-1315, inaudible
12910, good at 1236
13830, good at 1233
13920, good at 1233
14700, very good at 1236
15560, poor at 1239, het on hi side; none in 16s, 17s, 18s
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also TIBET [non]

** CUBA. 11860, Sept 26 at 1244, is today`s missing RHC frequency. Probably same transmitter down as missing from 6165 last night (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUAM. 5765-USB, Sept 26 at 1144, 1232, AFN is still AWOL, as far as I can tell (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. 9526-, Sept 26 at 1248, VOI with song after song in English, interspersed with Japanese announcements, as that`s the supposed language this hour. Best heard in months, good modulation and good signal, tho with flutter! 1249 mentions website, having to pronounce that in English letters; 1255 duet in English; 1256 another Japanese announcement about website, another English song.

1300 sharp switch to axual English service intro, now as ``RRI World Service, Voice of Indonesia, in Jakarta``, YL continues to proclaim three imaginary frequencies, 9525, 15150, 11785; program summary; 1302 news by OM announcer (Rahman?) whose accent unfortunately makes it hard to understand despite improved reception. 1312 commentary; 1316 `Today in History` including 1983 false alarm of US missiles launching, detected by malfunxioning Soviet satellite monitoring system, whew; 1996y algo; 1997 earthquake in Italy. 1321 `Focus` on Indonesia winning three gold medals in weightlifting somewhere, up to 184 kg, also involving a woman heaver, not necessarily at that weight. Break for breakfast, but recheck at 1358 now CRI Russian is on 9525 with prélude making a big het (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 700, Sept 26 at 1200 UT, YL with lots of news items referring to the ``DF``, 1201 ``Noticias MVS``, Today in History segment with clips in English of a poet, Olivia Newton-John with ``Xanadu``. Like my previous log April 25 at 1108 as in DXLD 13-18, I am still wondering which 700 station is taking this network feed out of the DF. Obviously same one heard Sept 12 at 1201 UT with history clips, as in DXLD 13-38, probably XEGD in Hidalgo del Parral, rather than XEDKR in Guadalajara (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 710, Sept 26 at 1204 UT, ``iniciamos Noticiero Cuestión de Minutos``, a rather odd name for a newscast, W&M anchors chat, weather for Chihuahua, so as expected it`s just XEDP in Cuauhtémoc, the usual dominator (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO [and non]. 760, Sept 26 at 0510 UT, preacher in Spanish, but sounds almost sane, NE/SW and way over WJR with SAH from opposite direxion, gradually fading back up. Unseems any US SS station, leaving it to Mexico. Chihuahua would be the obvious choice, tho none listed as totally religious; recheck at 0527, I make out an ``Antena 760`` ID way under WJR mentioning Chihuahua, but by then not necessarily same station, altho SAH seems the same. Cantú:
760 XEES Antena + FM 102.5 Chihuahua, Chih. 10,000 1,000
Meanwhile, WJR is on `Redeye Radio`, usual hateful anti-Obama rants; tnx a lot, WBAP (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO [and non]. 970, Sept 26 at 1212 UT, choral NA at odd time, way under gospel huxter in English, presumably KHVN Tulsa, atop XEJ Juárez which often owns 970 here at night. Yet in the noroeste there`s another Chihuahuan, a Sonoran and a Sinaloan I would prefer to hear (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 1030, Sept 26 at 1228 UT, romantic music in Spanish, loops east-west; 1229 ID but missed the critical parts: ``XE--, Mil 30 AM, Radio ---``. Probably this as in Cantú:
1030 XESDD Radio Romance Tijuana, B.C. 5,000 5,000

** TIBET [non]. 15573, Sept 26 at 1329, hearing a het between this and 15575; the latter could be KBS World Radio, but 15573 is stronger, and a typical split frequency for V. of Tibet via TAJIKISTAN, tho I can`t make out modulation on either; meanwhile there is no carrier on 15570 where a CNR1 jammer might have been, but more likely would be 2 instead of 3 kHz away, i.e. 15575 despite KBS. Aoki currently shows VOT on 15573 at 1305-1340 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5830, Sept 26 at 1144, WTWW-1 is in open carrier, dead air, not even some hum, as lost feed from SFAW. Still OC at rechex: 1232; and even after QSY to 9479 at 1313, 1326, 1357; but by 1404, PPP is finally remodulating. And the other two WTWWs are also funxioning, on 12105 Arabible, 9930 BS (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 860, Sept 26 at 1227 UT, polka piece, so KKOW Pittsburg KS is still playing a polka every morning; earlier I was hearing some news or weather from KOAM, its ex-AM call, but now coming from the TV station of the same name (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1680, Sept 26 at 1219 UT, buy-gold ad, 1222 music, certainly KRJO Monroe LA in new ``Country Legends`` format, but suffering from IADs several times a minute, i.e. audio dropping out intermittently at certain modulation peaks, both during the ads and music. But there`s a fast SAH from a second station which attracts my attention; see UNIDENTIFIED (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. TP carrier search Sept 26 at 1148-1152 UT: JBA on 693, 774, 882, 1008 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1680, Sept 26 at 1219-1222 as I am monitoring KRJO LA breaking up, there`s a fast SAH from a second station which attracts my attention as the other 1680 X-banders are rather far from here: KGED Fresno CA, WPRR Ada MI, KNTS Seattle WA, discounting at this hour the ones in FL and NJ.

Also could be a TIS/HAR such as WQEL629 with two transmitters near Santa Rosa NM on I-40 as recently reconfirmed active by Harold Frodge. I think those were left over long after some construxion work was completed (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)