domenica 27 ottobre 2013

Glenn Hauser logs October 27, 2013

** ALGERIA [non]. 9535, Oct 27 at 0526 is now REE in Spanish running at least an hour longer instead of RTA via France; which is still on 7295 at 0531 and reactivated non-// 5865 at 0534. What does HFCC say?

All these are dated for the entire B-13 season via ISSoudun:
04-07 5865
05-06 7295
18-19 11955 (both transmitters)
19-20 9390
19-21 11775
20-2158 9395
21-23 9520, 7340, 7495 (really on only two of the three or four?)

Furthermore, searching HFCC file on TDA finds they are *still* registering imaginary transmissions from the two sites within Algeria itself, ORG and BEC on all these frequencies; if you ever hear RTA on any of them it will be big news that those sites have finally been completed and put on the air: 5925, 5995, 7250, 7265, 7335, 7340, 9490, 9600, 9615, 11650, 11655, 11690, 11715, 11770, 11830, 11965, 15220 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BANGLADESH. 15505, Oct 27 at *1357:16 carrier quickly adding tone; 1358:32 to Bangladesh Betar IS but JBA, as is the timesignal ending at 1400:06.5 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 620, Oct 27 at 1202 UT, dominant signal is not XEBU Chihuahua (not on the air yet due to timechange?), but something in English news, ``This is Canadian Press``, then CFL scores; 1204 another Canadian Press ID, ad for J. D. Sausage Supply in Regina; 1205 6-20 CKRM Weather and into ESPN network. CKRM Regina is 10 kW with day and night patterns about the same, broadly to the north with tiny lobe to the south. This is no tiny lobe I am getting to the SSE. Whatever became of CKCK? It`s no longer an AM call anywhere (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake [non] CNR1 jamming, October 27 before 1400:
16450, good at 1351 with heavy flutter during Chinese pop music
16100, same as 16450; none in the 17s, 15s except 15265, nor 14s
13530, fair at 1354; none in the 12s
Lots more earlier all over the 7 and 6 MHz bands

** CUBA. 17580, 15340, 11860, 11760, etc., Oct 27 at 1336, RHC starts `En Contacto`, the edition publicized for the last 2-3 months featuring ``War of the Worlds`` with a special QSL. Opens with usual birthday greetings, and the WotW segment lasts only 5 minutes, 1339-1344: hardly a complete version, but some clips of the original in English, voiced over in Spanish summarizing what happened.

Meanwhile on nearby 17595, plus 21610, 21630, see SPAIN, `Amigos de la Onda Corta` is about the same thing with a longer segment! These conflicting DX programs a great example of both stations looking inward rather than outward. Yet, RHC`s next feature is *about* Spain`s fellow DX program, with its email address cited twice lacking an @: ```` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [non]. 5980, Oct 27 at 1143, Catholic prayer mentioning Papa Francisco, and then into Lord`s Prayer --- can Greenville have put Vatican Radio by mistake on this as well as 7305 (prolonged into B-13)? No, it`s not //, so really R. Martí programming, blatantly violating separation of church and state and opening the USG to justified demands from all other sects for equal airtime! I`m just waiting for this issue to wind up in court. VG signal and NO jamming audible on 5980 unlike 6030 buried in wall-of-noise. The DentroCuban Jamming Command will take a while to adjust to B-13 scheduling, and then will certainly over-do it massively (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GREECE. 9420, Oct 27 at 0525, V. of Greece is off the air and not on 7475/7450 either. So no Byzantine chanting this Sunday. Start of the B-13 season might be an obvious point to turn Avlis off forever, altho the chaos in Greece would contraindicate such precision. Or is it just due to end of DST there, not here? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUATEMALA. 4055, Oct 27 at 1139, R. Verdad is not on yet this Sunday, altho last Sunday Oct 20 it was on at 1150. I should have rechecked a bit later this week (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** JAPAN [non]. 9770, Oct 27 at 0529, ``Goodbye, friends`` and full new NHK English schedule which now takes less than a minute to read (omitting sites), only five transmissions left. But this is a good signal via FRANCE from 0500, and probably our best bet for NHK World Radio Japan if we care to stay up that late. But why should we? NHK doesn`t want us to listen in North America (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO [and non]. 700, Oct 27 at 1208 UT, English preacher about Corinth, presumably WLW, with hum in the background, presumably supplied by XEGD Parral, Chihuahua as usual (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO [and non]. 720, Oct 27 at 1211 UT strong open carrier vs WGN with a SAH, probably XEJCC Juárez (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 970, Oct 27 at 1225 UT, XEJ Juárez slogans as ``La estación de nuestro México``, then ``La Jota mexicana``, and a corrida about a Chihuahua general in 1920; good usually dominant signal (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 1300, Oct 27 at 1235 UT, XEP Juárez with international bridge backup delay times --- one only 5 minutes now. This is a staple of XEP, during drive time, or all the time? At 1237 reminds us the local time is still ``6:35``, not 5:35 as Mexico beyond the border cities has reverted to standard time today: hora normal no aplica en la frontera for another week, in deference to wacky US change date and all the Mexicans who travail across the border (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 2910, Oct 27 at 1140, very poor signal with music, no doubt XEVT Villahermosa, Tabasco, 970 x 3. It takes superb conditions with low noise level for anything from this to be more readable (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND. 5950, Oct 27 at *1258:50 with Bell Bird IS, RNZI`s first day on B-season channel, ex-6170 in A-seasons, 1300 news. Initially good signal, but would be a lot better for us lasting longer if they would only use 7 or 9 MHz on the Pacific antenna (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ROMANIA. 17530, Oct 27 at 1254, RRI closing English hour, good signal, with announced // 17765 (poor), 21570 (fair); and frequencies for next English at 1800. It`s only during the Week of Confusion that we in the CDT zone may conveniently listen to propagable English from RRI at 7-8 am local, due to their winter shift to one UT hour later, starting at 1200. From Nov 3 it`s back to 6—7 am by our clox (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 21630, Oct 27 at 1336, REE new here ex-21515, // 21610, about the same poor levels with Antonio Buitrago, `Amigos de la Onda Corta` shifted one hour later to conflict with RHC DX program, and also a segment about ``War of the Worlds`` on 75th anniversary of the original scary CBS broadcast in 1938y. REE better on 17595, but no more Costa Rica frequencies. So will the AdlOC repeat now be at 01 UT Mondays? See also CUBA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also ALGERIA

** SUDAN [non]. 7315, Oct 27 at 0537, VG signal from R. Dabanga, quickly sing-IDing on B-season channel, 250 kW, 146 degrees from VATICAN at 0430-0600 (plus Tamazuj at 0400-0430). Meanwhile, Sudanese continuous tone jamming is still on 15400, abandoned by PNW for the season (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TAIWAN [non]. 11835, Oct 27 at 1335, JBA carrier from presumed PCJ Radio via Sri Lanka, as expected their much-publicized ``War of the Worlds`` special not to be heard in the land of its birth at half a sesquicentury later. And guess what: also the subject at the very same time on *two* other stations, SPAIN and CUBA, qq.vv. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 9700, Oct 27 at 0527, Turkish music, good signal, ex 11980. As always happens in the B-seasons, we get TRT instead of Romania in the A-seasons at this time on 9700.

12035, Oct 27 at 1334, JBA carrier, presumed VOT as now scheduled in B-13 for English at 1330, ex-15450 at 1230 which was becoming somewhat listenable. 12035 was no good here either in B-12, despite 500 kW, 310 degrees USward, but presumably reaches as far as the UK OK (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U K [non]. 7325, Oct 27 at 0530, headlines from BBCWS; remains VG via ASCENSION, ex-7355 in A-13; only problem is a bit of a het from 7320 Russia. Now scheduled 05-06 at 102 degrees so we are close to off-the-back; too bad they don`t start 7325 at 0400 or 0300 when more North Americans are awake, but Kashgar is on it then. The 05-06 hour remains our best time to hear BBCWS in English, despite no such intention by ex-Bush House. At least it will *seem* an hour earlier once we go off DST in a week.

5875, Sunday Oct 27 at 1303, BBCWS good here with news via THAILAND. HFCC B-13 shows 12-15 daily, 250 kW, 25 degrees also USward from Nakhon Sawan. During A-13 in fact there were three secret alternate frequencies to jump among, depending on day of week, and suspect same will continue in B-13 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1692 monitoring: confirmed starting at 0401:15 UT Sunday Oct 27 on WTWW-1, 5830. Next: Tue 1100 on WRMI 9955; Wed 0630 & 1430 on Hamburger Lokalradio 7265-CUSB (maybe back to full power and tower? Europeans, please confirm) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9830, Oct 27 at 0528, ``Are You Washed in the Blood of the Lamb``, disgusting animal-sacrifice hymn but with nice harmonies on VG signal, must be WHRI. Yes, now registered on 9830 at 05-06 daily, adding 0430-0500 Sat & Sun (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. All three WTWW transmitters are missing, Oct 27. At 1145, no 5830, 5085; at 1304, no 9479, 9930 or 12105 (instead from SAIPAN, RFA to Burma, with something in English, clip or lesson?). Recheck 1525, all three are still absent. I see in HFCC B-13 that 12105 is not supposed to start before 1400, but what about during our Week of Confusion? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 830, Sunday Oct 27 at 1217 UT, WCCO Minneapolis MN, amateur guest on phone with summary of the natural world, from Moon phase to fall colors, what`s being harvested, insect and bird migrations in `CCO-land (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1000, Oct 27 at 1230 UT, ID from ``Christian Radio for New Mexico, KKIM``, Albuquerque, then `Haley`s Comments` show, slow SAH with KTOK OKC; long before sunrise even here to the east, obviously on ND 10 kW day power instead of 38 watts night, or PSRA of 12.2. Frequently audible with KTOK nulled or vice versa (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 740, Oct 27 at 1212, song in Spanish vs KRMG about 6 Hz away (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1710 UT Oct 27