lunedì 19 maggio 2014

Glenn Hauser logs May 18-19, 2014

** BRAZIL. 11750 & 11810, May 19 at 0546, distorted parasitic spurs from 11780 RNA are still here 24 hours later than first heard, but much weaker; that`s progress (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. CNR1 jamming morning of May 19; no Firedrake heard:
18930, May 19 at 1321, CNR1 jammer, JBA vs RFA Tibetan via Kuwait
18870, May 19 at 1321, CNR1 jammer, fair-good // 18930, vs RFA via SOH
17480, May 19 at 1322, CNR1 jammer, poor, not synch with 18870; no 19s
17170, May 19 at 1323, CNR1 jammer, fair-good // 18870
16100, May 19 at 1324, CNR1 jammer, poor
15265, 15195, 15115, May 19 at 1325, usual CNR1 jammers; no 14s, 13s, 12s (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15400, May 19 at 1309, RHC with poor but readable signal on the leapfrog spur of 15340 over 15370, both very strong; matching one on 15310 JBA. Also // 15230 is undermodulated as usual (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EGYPT. After missing the past two nights, R. Cairo is back in business UT May 19 at 0112 in Spanish with no improvements: 12070, very distorted; 11710v, less distorted but still useless; 9315 undermodulated, at first thought no modulation, but just a long pause. Also back on 9965 with Arabic service humwhine and music.

13850, May 19 at 0543 is also on with distorted Arabic toward North America, poor with flutter (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUAM. 15240, May 19 at 1313, S Asian language to 1314* mentioning Adventist, I thought, in contact info, but must not have been, as Aoki shows this is really KTWR, daily in Santhali at 1300-1315 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. Earlier in the day on May 18, 6m Es maps were showing big opening across central USA; should have reached some of the three Ontario channel 2 TV stations allegedly still in analog, so aiming there for a few hours, I see nothing. Finally Mexico opens up for hours, all times and dates UT:

2222 on 3, VG signal with promo for Notivisa on XHBC, Mexicali BCN. Does that news name apply to any other stations? Not to my knowledge. Then in B&W movie there is continuous square blue bug in LR, 3, with calls XHBC running vertically at its left edge from bottom to top, i.e. you need to tilt your head 90 degrees to the left to read it directly. Below the block, digital clock in PDT. Often snow-free until abrupt fade-out at 2300. Numerous photos attempted, including close-ups of the bug.
Glad that Tijuana`s 3 is long gone, no more zero CCI.

Even when 3 is strongest, no sign of the other Mexicali station, XHAQ on 5. Has it already migrated to DTV 28, or MUF just not up to it? Still on Hepburn`s map:

2222 on 2, much weaker signal with movie, bug in UR I can`t make out yet. Closest 2 to XHBC is Ensenada. 2235 ad briefly in English for Rosé, back to Spanish. Fades in a bit stronger and now I see there is a continuous ID bug in the UR corner:
The font is a little fancier and larger than the tiny IDs some stations flash briefly, but is lite if not white, and needs a dark background to be more legible. To the left of the lettering is the generic Azteca logo which also is part of the Azteca-13 net bug, but this one is listed as an Azteca 7 affiliate: no `7` bugs seen. Fades out abruptly at 2300 along with XHBC-3.

2346 on 2, something fades in briefly after half a sesquihour break.

UT May 19, the Mexican opening is back with greater force, I find after a SW monitoring session at 0110-0130.

0134 on 2, B&W Mexican musical movie with sombreros, peaks southwest rather than WSW as earlier from BCN. Gala swirl bug in LR, Spanish ads; little audio yet; 0136 promo for Televisa. 0138 zero CCI such that I am getting video from one station, unmatching audio from another for a little while. Without local ID, I conclude this must be XHHMA, 30 kW in Hermosillo, Sonora, the only Televisa-9 listed on 2 in and also correlates with:

0138 on 4, soccer on Azteca 13 net, bug in UR. There are several possibilities, but correlating with ch 2, figure it`s likely XHHSS, 100 kW, in Hermosillo, Sonora.

0158 on 5 and 6, now MUF up to here with CCI. I also check lower Hermosillo FM frequencies but no Es ever heard: 88.9 and 89.7 are blocked locally; 90.7 best bet; 91.5 and 92.3 with ACI.

0211 on 2, still same movie from XHHMA but now some CCI.

0214 on 4, strange video CCI, almost zero beat, but somewhat diagonal from a station with horizontal out of synch compared to XHHSS. Stronger at 0215, the video clash making an audio het. Salsa music from somewhere.

0215 on 3, something showing video, unlike earlier

0231 on 3, XHBC Mexicali is back with same bug as described above but now it`s in the upper right instead of lower right; IFE government PSA

0240 on 2, 3, 4, 5, mostly CCI, too many stations at once

0251 on 3, large orange 3 bug in UR, not XHBC, with clock below it in CDT: 21:52 28 C; and from same one, Gala swirl in LR. NO Gala = Televisa 9 listed on 3 in but the bug matches Oglethorpe`s channel 3 gallery, now updated as of May 2014,
for XHPN, Piedras Negras, Coahuila, which is a Televisa-local, which means partial relays of any of its national nets including Gala (and no fulltime Gala in that market??). None shown in, but: by state does NOT list XHPN on 3 in Piedras Negras:
But is in the list by channel as 42.91 kW:

0252, heavy CCI briefly on 5, but nothing on 6

0302 on 6, video only, movie, briefly, unknown bug in UR

0305, the 3 and Gala bugs from XHPN are still visible, now with a variety show.

0310 on 4, movie in color featuring an `Indian` female character; Gala swirl in LR, but no other bug in UR. lists only one net 9 on 4: XHGK-TV, 100 kW in Tapachula, Chiapas, but I doubt it, too far. Listed are three generic/local Televisas in Morelia, Oaxaca and Puebla

0324 on 4, CCI from soccer: is this one still Hermosillo?

0337 on 4, movie? with Azteca 7 bug in UR; red background to the 7, in and out. lists only two:
XHNCI, Manzanillo, Colima, 19.86 kW
XHPSO, Matías de Romero, Oaxaca, 40 kW
Oaxaca is pretty far, beyond the region I have been getting

0354 on 4, Azteca promo for the Mundial on that network

0438 on 2, still with movie, ads, 0440 promo Gala TV with that name flashing full screen for only split seconds; Hermosillo presumably

0440 on 4, movie with Azteca 13 bug in UR, Hermosillo?

0453 on 2, movie with strobe dancing scene, Gala bug LR, Hermosillo?

0500 everything fades out, thankfully, as I am fading out at local midnite. Turn off TVs quickly (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, May 19 until 0111:37.5*, R. Chaski carrier cut, which is 6 seconds later than yesterday (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SAUDI ARABIA [and non]. 15170, May 19 at 0542, Qur`an, very poor with rumbling SAH from even weaker station. During this hour, both BSKSA and CRI are inadvertently aimed USward: Riyadh at 355 degrees, and Jinhua at 59 degrees, per Aoki (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH AFRICA. 11790, May 18 at 1959, hilife music, 2000 BaBcoCk music loop IS until 2001.5*, poor-fair. HFCC shows AWR Fulfulde via Meyerton at 1930-2000, 250 kW, 317 degrees, so also USward. (Aoki shows azimuth for this as 170, which can`t be right) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH CAROLINA. As of May 19, we are *still* hearing nothing but canned announcements from Brother Scare himself on The Overcomer Ministry frequencies via various stations whenever checked; otherwise, only other voices which have no interest in spelling out their own names. This is highly abnormal, as TOM has been an extremely personal ministry of Ralph G. Stair. *He* is the ``last day prophet of God``, not various acolytes. Yet he`s hardly mentioned by anyone else. Something`s up in Walterboro. I can`t imagine BS voluntarily relinquishing control and predominant presence on the air.

Could there be clues in the Daily Word from the Prophet?
current one, ``Be Sober and Very Watchful`` is dated May 13, 2014
but just with the usual apocalyptic nonsense (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also USA: WTWW

** SRI LANKA. 11905, May 19 at 0114, SLBC carrier, poor with flutter; 0114:47 music; 0115:17.5 ends the 2+1 mistimesignal (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TIBET [non]. 18930, May 19 at 1321, JBA signal is // 18870, so CNR1, thus jamming the Monday-only 13-14 frequency of RFA Tibetan via Kuwait (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15730 // 17530, Sunday May 18 at 2008, super signals off the back from Greenville with VOA French to Africa, blues/jazz show, 2009 ``Where Did You Sleep Last Night?`` (in English) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 12105, May 18 at 1959, this WTWW frequency is off. At 0544 May 19 check, it`s on with TOM, hallelujahs // 5085. Just before 1400 UT May 19 I find that 5830 and 5085 are still on, with the latter barely audible until 1401.5* but 9930 does not come up shortly and still off at 1426; nor does 12105, but at 1414 recheck it`s on with TOM. 5830 cuts off at 1400.5* and by *1401, 9475 is on (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also SOUTH CAROLINA

This report dispatched at 1849 UT May 19