venerdì 27 dicembre 2013

Glenn Hauser logs December 26-27, 2013

** ALGERIA [non]. 7495, Dec 26 at 2103, RTA via FRANCE in what sounds like national anthem; scheduled to go from French to Qur`an at 2105. Poor signal, but better than adjacent 7490 WBCQ whose frequency I was checking out (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ANGUILLA. 6090, Dec 26 at 2212, no DGS here or on 11775, but by 2231, PMS is on 6090 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** DJIBOUTI. 4780.0, Dec 26 at 2220, very poor signal with music past 2233, presumed this despite nominal 2100* as R. Djibouti has been reported running this late: by Zacharias Liangas, Dec 17 at 2237; and by Anker Petersen same date until 2244*. Nothing else known on frequency either, and not Ecuador which is on 4781.7 or so. I was checking 4760 first for ELWA Liberia, but nothing heard there (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EQUATORIAL GUINEA [and non]. 15190, Dec 26 at 2049, R. Africa Network via WRMI seems alone today, until it fades a bit and then the SAH from Bata starts to appear. By 2121 the two audios are definitely mixing (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GREECE [and non]. 7450, Dec 26 at 2056, jazz, while 9420 is Greek talk; at 2102, 7450 carries ERA IS and ID I think as ``Helliniki Radiophonia``, IS again. Also weak talk CCI, which must be Iran in Spanish until 2120, 500 kW, 298 degrees from Sirjan.

9420, Dec 26 at 2155 playing Roy Orbison song in English, ``Sweet Dreams, Baby``, at 2231 announcement during music mentions ``tessera``, so maybe carrying fourth program? Maybe not; that`s the Spor(t) network, which would be mostly talk, sports and other news, if it still exist (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 1190, Dec 27 at 0043 UT, a Mexican is dominating the channel on non-direxional caradio antenna, with news, 6:42 TC, federal PSAs, rumbling het from something off-frequency. Two best bets are XECT in Monterrey and XEWK in Guadalajara (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 1470, Dec 27 at 0104 on caradio, Mexican music and ID as ``La Consentida``, for which there is only one match in the 2012 IRCA Log: XEHI, Ciudad Miguel Alemán, Tamaulipas; that`s right across the Rio Bravo from Roma, Tejas. WRTH 2013, however, names XEHI ``Mi Radio 1470, Puro Cañonazo``, but has no other 1470 as Consentida.

¿What about Cantú? No Consentidas on 1470, tho I am positive that`s the slogan I heard, and yet another identity for XEHI:
1470 XEHI La Caponera Cd. Miguel Alemán, Tamps. 10,000 250
What does Caponera mean? Random House says: ``coop for fattening capons; gaol; place where one lives well free of charge``

Well, I`m sticking with XEHI = Consentida, as that`s the very active identity currently on FB:
Dixionary definition of which is over-indulged or spoilt, hardly something positive. In DXLD 13-36, Henrik Klemetz said words like consentida imply mistress (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. Ch A2 NTSC, Dec 26 at 1640 UT, weak video fades in, enough to spot the Azteca net-7 bug in the upper right, no audio, and soon fades out. Thus I am rewarded for countless hours of viewing snow on channel 2, with the first sign of a winter sporadic-E opening this year. Antenna having shed its ice finally without breakage, still parked SSE toward OKC, close to due S whence this probably comes from XHTAU Tampico. 6m Es maps are showing only a couple of contacts across the Texas area, but the MUF map shows lots of spots across the US with Es clouds into 20 or 30 MHz ranges. Keep monitoring, and another brief peak of weak video CCI on channel 2 at 1805 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 99.9, Dec 27 at 0110-0150 UT, part 15 from the same house as last few years in the Pheasant Run addition, western edge of Enid, with Xmas music in $tereo and light show; full quieting only within a block of the place. Variety of songs, mostly secular, or jazzed up such as Mannheim Steamroller (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** RUSSIA [non]. 9395, Dec 26 at 2225, VOR in English, fair in phone interview about South Sudan; via ARMENIA. This service is in its final week before contracting in 2014y to nothing but Irkutsk site, with English only for AustralAsia (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SERBIA [non]. 6100, Dec 26 at 2212, music, then the bored-sounding IRS announceress talking about Serbia; poor to fair, but wasn`t expecting to hear her at all. Best time of year for this English semihour for Europe to reach so much further, and proves that IRS could still broadcast to North America if they cared to, which in previous winters was on 6190 at 0130, exactly what they pretend to do:

** U K. BBCWS interview with me did not air on the Dec 26 `World Business Report`. Lucy Burton, who did the interview, tells me, ``We had a last minute shuffle with our running orders today. I believe the shortwave piece will now be broadcast next Monday at the same time (1730, 1930 and 2230 gmt)`` Or 32 minutes after the hours. She reported from Romania on today`s show, and told me she also visited RRI, which may be part of the Monday segment; they plan to close down their SW in a few years (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1701 monitoring: confirmed on WTWW-1, 9475, starting at 2200:54 Thursday December 26.

3195, WWRB bodes ill as tuned in at 0408 Dec 27 to find open carrier, dead air, or rather hum, and also on the webcast. But at 0418.5 our usual warmup act comes on, until terminated at 0430:05, and WOR 1701 starts at 0430:15 UT Friday. Not on 5050.

Next: Saturday 0730 & 1530 on HLR 7265-CUSB
UT Sunday 0030v on WTWW-2, 5085
UT Sunday 0501v on WTWW-1, 5840
Tuesday 1200 on WRMI 9955
Check for possible new time for WOR on Area 51 this weekend (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17775, Dec 26 at 1827, KVOH music check: yes, it sounds better now as the packets are tying together without the gaps. I was checking since Ray Robinson says they modified their STL; also says KVOH took Xmas day off, which I why I didn`t hear them before 2000; and they stay on at least until then (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. 7490+, Dec 26 at 2057, WBCQ IS & ID, still very poor as if on backup transmitter, but frequency close to nominal, rather than +1.4 kHz as I`ve been hearing it later in the night. It`s weaker than Algeria via FRANCE on 7495 causing it ACI, even tho that 500 kW is aimed nowhere near us, 194 degrees (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0558 UT December 27