martedì 20 maggio 2014

Glenn Hauser logs May 20, 2014

** BRAZIL. 11720, 11750, 11810, 11840, May 20 at 0551, RNA 11780 transmitter is still putting out distorted spurs at plus and minus 30 and 60 kHz, much stronger on the closer ones, and 11780 itself is increasingly distorted (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 1610, May 20 at 0558 UT, again no IBOC from 1600 KATZ St. Louis to block: ``CHHA, Radio Voces Latinas, 1610-AM`` ID; 0559 plug for ``su noticiero Panorama, de lunes a viernes``, promo some 21 de mayo event in Toronto.

And no IBOC either from KEPN Lakewood CO at a right angle to block Anguilla. Holding breath/crossing fingers that both be gone for good, but one is often ultimately disappointed in such cases (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. CNR1 jammers, morning of May 20:
15555, May 20 at 1234, CNR1 jammer, very poor, het+, // 18990
16100, May 20 at 1231, CNR1 jammer, poor
17480, May 20 at 1328, CNR1 jammer, poor-fair with ID. New frequency not in Aoki, nor any target listed at this time. However, EiBi shows Cairo in English to SE Asia until 1330, possible victim? Normally on 17870, so 17480 an alternate?
18870, May 20 at 1320, CNR1 jammer, poor; none higher yet
18980, May 20 at 1325, CNR1 jammer, fair, vs unheard RFA Tibetan via Kuwait`s Tuesday & Friday frequency during this hour
18990, May 20 at 1233, CNR1 jammer, good with CJKT, ``Chung-kuo Chi-sheng`` IDs, here to block inaudible RFA Tibetan via Kuwait on its Tue & Fri jump-channel during this hour only. No others 16-20 MHz

** EGYPT. 9315, May 20 at 0121, R. Cairo open carrier/dead air, then just barely modulated, presumed Spanish. Other Spanish on 12070, awful distortion with hum; 11710v distorted but mostly readable, over het from Argentina. 9965 is very strong in Arabic (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also CHINA: 17480

** INDIA. 11985, May 20 at 0115, AIR carrier following Sinhala service is still on with nothing but hum (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KURDISTAN [non]. 17870, May 20 at 0548, fair signal talking about Ukraine, in Farsi, maybe? No, it`s Kurdish per HFCC: VOA at 0500-0600, 100 kW, 85 degrees from Biblis, GERMANY (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. RF 31 & 32, KXOK-LD Enid and intercity relay, May 20 at 1417 UT, TVOK is *finally* showing something else besides endless repeats of `Discover Oklahoma` and `Outdoor Oklahoma` episodes --- some human intervention has finally occurred. It`s infomercials! Jillian exercise hard-sell; 1500 UT something about fishing lures, 1530 UT pushing videos of ancient Dean Martin comedy roasts.

This is on 31-1; 31-2 has resumed full-screen color bars with M-FOX PSIP, and 31-3 is once again active but black instead of any Azteca. Silence on both audiowise, and as a matter of fact, so is main channel 31-1, except for some hum, still such as 1545. However, Suddenlink Cable ch 15 in Enid does have sound on KXOK, so must not be picking it up off the air even tho transmitter is only a block away in downtown Enid! What a sorry excuse for a TV station, Enid`s only (and no translators active here either, tho there are CPs for some and other LPTVs; KSBI`s K45EJ continues to be imaginary for years even tho on their RF 51 ID slides) (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, May 20 at 0109, R. Chaski carrier and some modulation, but when I spy my watch to time the cutoff, find it`s lost a minute: battery must be dying. No way to time it exactly on short notice. But Chaski goes off somewhat before 0112, and since it was 0111:37.5* yesterday, today it would be about 0111:43 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [and non]. 12105, May 20 at 0116, via WTWW, Brother Scare himself has come back to life on The Overcomer Ministry, after some weeks` absence except for canned contact announcements. Now he is talking about Pentecost on Sunday June 8, which matches for 2014y, so presumably current. He`s planning a service in the tabernacle at 10 am (even tho it`s not the Sabbath), when ``the power of God will come to power us`` and anticipates ``visitation from our God``. That should be neat! Walterboro, center of the universe. Also gives e-mail as Then back to an unID clip, but further random chex find BS himself orating, not the other unID subguy(s) we have been hearing for weeks (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also USA: WTWW

** SRI LANKA. 11905, May 20 at 0114, SLBC open carrier, 0114:47 music starts, 0115:17 mistimesignal (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9475 & 5830, May 20 at 0119, WTWW-1 is missing from both frequencies. The BS service is on both 12105 and 5085, so this date, 9930 is already off by 0100 instead of 0200 some nights such as UT May 18, QRMing 9925 The Mighty KBC at 0000-0200.

At 0544 recheck May 20, 12105 is still on with BS but down to poor signal level. At 1403 May 20, 9930 WTWW-2 is on with BS, but 12105 WTWW-3 is not (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9330.88 approx., May 20 at 0125, WBCQ is almost 1 kHz off-frequency, on this transmitter now active only in the evenings. ``This ministry is supported by viewers of discovery partners`` -- and I thought this was a radio station!

5110-, CUSB, UT Tuesday May 20 at 0132, WBCQ again playing an `Allan Weiner Worldwide` episode, as he is explaining his studio- and other cams people are invited to web-watch during live broadcasts, which this is not. The schedule at
continues to show nothing before 0200 UT Tue-Sat, Good Friends Radio Network (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. A bit of tropo enhancement from the north heralded by 90.1 KHCC Hutchinson, Radio Kansas overcoming KUCO Edmond OK, May 20 at 1350, continuing with NPR instead of Marketplace on KUCO. So I soon rotate TV antenna north and check for signals:

RF 45, May 20 at 1417, KSNW Wichita, the #1 signal from there is in but not above breakup level with NBC on 3-1. Until recently, the KSNW subchannels had been fallow, what a waste! Now there is a 3-2 with Telemun as in the PSIP (add -do), during steamy soap opera `Decisiones`. The NBC affiliation probably led to this. I compare it to KTUZ-29 in OK, and find during a commercial break with local ads in OKC, KSNW is running PSAs. does not list a single Telemundo (sub)channel anywhere in Kansas or even Missouri, but now can add this one. (And only one other in OK, RF 11, KSWO 7.2 Lawton. So not on KUOK RF 35 Woodward either, despite sharing KTUZ transmitter with rival Univision?) (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VATICAN [non]. 15440, May 20 at 1228, 1 kHz tone stops, dead air; 1230 upcut join in progress Vatican Radio theme, `Laudetur Iesus Christus` ID in Russian and then in English, ``You are listening to Vatican Radio`s Russian-language program``. Relay via IBB, Tinang, PHILIPPINES, as the USG continues to grant preferential treatment only to the RCC, violating SoChaS (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 17089.2 // 17179.2, May 20 at 1331, clix exactly once a second, sounding like WWV and in fact synchronized with it, but no markers on the minutes or announcements. Some coastal station idling? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1600 UT May 20