giovedì 3 ottobre 2013

Glenn Hauser logs October 3, 2013

** BRAZIL [and non]. 9645.42, Oct 3 at 0536, het upon Vatican Radio mass show, often strong but only poor tonight, slightly above A-flat, indicating frequency variant for R. Bandeirantes (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EQUATORIAL GUINEA. 15190, Oct 3 at 1832 checking for a second day of R. Africa activity, only a JBA signal so I can`t tell whether it`s this or Philippines; but NIGERIA DRM 15115-15125 is still audible, and presumed OMAN AM on 15140, so suspect it`s not EqG (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUAM. 5765-USB, Oct 3 at 1244, still no signal from AFN (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1689, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 770, Oct 3 at 1230 UT, full ID from Sinaloa with FM XHREV, slogan Los 40 Principales, also en grupo Chávez, Radio K (?). Cantú:
770 XEREV Los 40 Principales + FM 104.3 Los Mochis, Sin. 5,000 100

** MEXICO. 900, Oct 3 at 1226 UT, time check for 6:26, mentions Cuauhtémoc, which correlates as the only XE in the UT -6 zone, Cantú:
900 XEDT Hits FM + FM 98.3 Cd. Cuauhtémoc, Chih. 5,000 1,500

** NEW ZEALAND. 11675, Oct 3 at 0535, RNZI is in AM instead of usual DRM here! Also AM on // 11725 during sports/news, which is slightly stronger. Own website does not favor us with power and azimuth details, but HFCC registrations show 11675 DRM at 25 kW on double (either/or?) azimuth of 35/325 degrees; 11725 with only 50 kW at same double azimuth (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** RUSSIA [and non]. 7320, Oct 3 at 0539, music on fair signal with flutter, R. Rossii ID, i.e. from Magadan (``Okhotsk`` as HFCC-registered), getting into winter propagation mode this early from 59+ degrees north. Also poor at 1246 during jazz song in English? Weaker than 7325 CRI Japanese music (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN [non]. 11815, Oct 3 at 1300 REE news via COSTA RICA, no CCI from JAPAN for a change with higher paths suppressed; 1303 starting `Españoles en la Mar`, maritime show with usual Morse-code logo. Used to be at 1305. GRA blog reports that REE is increasing its news output by 65%, with at least headlines every half hour and some longer news blox later such as at 1400 (UT?). But the 1300 news has really been contracted; must also mean overall reduxion in non-news musical and feature programming (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 12025, Oct 3 at 0532-0534, VOA report on government shutdown, by Dan Robinson, White House correspondent, with his usual air of urgency, who has not been shut down (while Kim Andrew Elliott says he has been; suspending new Radiograms). HFCC shows 12025 VOA English via 100 kW BOTSWANA at 04-07, but shifting from 350 to 10 degrees at 0500 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1689, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1689: completed in time for first airing on WTWW-1 9479, Thursday Oct 3 at 2100; later: UT Fri 0329v on WWRB 5050; UT Sat 0200v on Area 51 via WBCQ 5110v-CUSB; Sat 0630 & 1430 on Hamburger Lokalradio 7265-CUSB; Sat 1500 on WRMI 9955; Sat 2329v on WTWW-2 9930; UT Sun 0400 on WTWW-1 5830 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)