sabato 12 ottobre 2013

Glenn Hauser logs October 12, 2013

** ALBANIA [and non]. 9515, Oct 12 at 0543, Arab music, very poor while // 9590 is a JBA carrier, i.e. CRI at 05-07 via Cërrik, 240 and 140 degrees respectively. Would expect 9590 to be better here, closer to directly off the back. Strangely, Algeria-via-France 9535 normally much stronger, is much weaker than 9515, and at first I wondered if that had moved to 9515 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BANGLADESH. 15105, Oct 12 just as I tune in Bangladesh Betar at 1240, it dumps off the air for about a minute, resuming in English and nice local music, poor with heavy flutter.

15505, Oct 12 at 1357, BB carrier is VP with flutter; 1358 IS; timesignal is JBA ending at 1400:02.5 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 9645, Oct 12 at 1150, major Western piano concerto, fair signal, and // 9540 poor; 1155 interrupted! for Cantonese announcement, so it`s CRI, both via Beijing site, at 215 and 142 degrees respectively per Aoki (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake [non] CNR1 jamming Oct 12, before 1400:
12500, very poor at 1351
Except for inband traces on 15 MHz, no others found 12-18 MHz

** CUBA [and non]. 6125, Oct 12 at 0548, RHC English is back on proper frequency instead of jump to 6150, 24 hours earlier, and // usual 6165, 6060, 6000, 5040. Token broadcast of Austrian classical music on 6155 is again unimpeded (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUATEMALA. 4055, Oct 12 at 1141, Chinese talk backed up by dramatic music, probably something Biblical, as R. Verdad reproves it is multi-lingual. Earlier around 0550 I heard Dr. Madrid in English (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDIA. 15040, Oct 12 at 1245-1305 enjoying nice music from AIR Burmese service, poor-fair, via Bengaluru, and better than 15105 BB.

BTW, don`t you believe the MYANMAR heading for a previous log of this in Oct NASWA Journal: my quick correxion didn`t make it. The editor also made some strange ``correxions`` to my other logs such as the next one on 15105, ``R. Pyranga`` (trying for Pyongyang?) instead of Voice of Korea (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 680, Oct 12 at 1211 UT, timecheck for 6:12, phone numbers; 1212 now it`s ``6:14`` so the studio clock must be a sesquiminute fast; then guy on the phone with detailed ``estado del tiempo`` weather forecast for the entire nation; must have mentioned every state, until 1220 finally gets to ``nuestra región del Pacífico norte``, outro as named Rodríguez; 1221 ``desde Guasave, Sinaloa, Noticias en Punto --- Multimedios``. Then on to a report on ``estado de fresas`` --- strawberries?? They are measured in cubic meters, ``almacenados`` with impressive flow rates --- oh, it`s about *presas* = dams and their storage and release capacity, etc. at 1223. Cantú:
680 XEORO La Mera Jefa + FM 93.7 Guasave, Sinaloa 1,000 500

** MEXICO. 700, Oct 12 at 1225 UT, choral NA is playing at odd time; 1226 bit of a song about Chihuahua and Parral, then ID for ``XEGD, La Poderosa``, and also FM on 90.3, ``sistema combo``; full name of city ``Hidalgo del Parral`` is rarely heard. Hidalgo means noble or aristocrat, but probably derived here from name of an historical figure. This station habitually gets off to a rough start in the mornings, with dead air, hum, variable sign-ons, etc. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 780, Oct 12 at 1206 UT, full ID for ``La Poderosa``, ``25 años sirviendo a la región``, XESFT, also FM 103.7, ``Grupo Radiorama, la cadena que une a México``, then live show about Tamaulipas. Cantú:
780 XESFT La Triple T + FM 103.7 San Fernando, Tamps. 5,000 1,000
Did not hear the ``Triple T`` slogan mentioned, but maybe missed it. This with KSPI Stillwater OK completely nulled, and it`s too late for WBBM to be a problem (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 810, Oct 12 at 1228 UT, rough hum loops NE/SW, overcome at *1229 by WHB KC as it pops onto day power and pattern, but can still hear the hum for a while. Only two XEs in the NW part of the country:
810 XESB Radio Mexicana +FM 94.9 Hidalgo del Parral, Chih. 1,000 1,000
810 XERSV Tribuna Radio          Cd. Obregón, Son.         5,000 D
per Cantú, so XESB is most likely. Altho KXOI, Crane (Odessa) TX is on the way with Spanish religion (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 900, Oct 12 at 1202 UT, federal PSAs, ID only as ``900``, 1203 teléfonos en cabina 83-77-97-73 y 83-79-88-39 for call-ins to live show from Iglesia de --- Impacto. Googling on Mexican phone numbers is usually unproductive and so are these, but there is an Iglesia de Alto Impacto of the Disciples of Christ in Monterrey NL, as I already strongly suspect this is XEOK, OK?

You might think would go to network HQ in the DF, but it`s axually XEOK`s own page, and displays the two phone numbers at the bottom, except 83-77-95-73 instead of the -97- I must have miscopied.

(Why didn`t USA just go to 8-digit local phone numbers, immediately dekamating the availabilities, rather than messing with overlaying more and more area codes, requiring 10-digit dialing??)

Beware: website autolaunches audio whether wanted or not. Cantú:
900 XEOK OK 900 AM Monterrey, N.L. 10,000 2,500

** U S A [non]. 12075, Sat Oct 12 at 1310, jazz hour from VOA neatly ensconced between RA country music on 12065 & 12085. Soon confirmed as such by // much better 7575, but nothing on 12150 where we used to hear it. Aoki and HFCC still show Sat & Sun 13-14: 12150 from Tinang, 12075 from TINIAN, and 7575 THAILAND (and one more: 9510 Tinang) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5830, Oct 12 at 1146, WTWW-1 is missing, nor on day frequency 9479; but WTWW-2 is active on 5085, and WWCR is inbooming on 5935. 1308 check: still no 9479 or 5830, but 9930 WTWW-2 is on with BS, and 12105 WTWW-3 is on in Russian; 1354 still no 9479 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)