domenica 25 maggio 2014

Glenn Hauser logs May 24-25, 2014

** CHINA. CNR1 jamming morning of May 25:
10960, May 25 at 1227, CNR1 jammer, fair; with Sunday evening serious music show, Chinese operatic vocal duet at the moment
13830, May 25 at 1236, CNR1 jammer, very poor but // 16750
16100, May 25 at 1231, CNR1 jammer, fair
16750, May 25 at 1232, CNR1 jammer, good
17300, May 25 at 1232, CNR1 jammer, very poor
18930, May 25 at 1235, CNR1 jammer seems, very poor, talk cutting on and off. It`s the Sunday-only RFA Tibetan via Kuwait 12-13 frequency. At 1306, can`t find any next one on the band, but Aoki shows 19010

** CUBA. 15310, May 25 at 1311, RHC leapfrog very poor and weaker than // leapfrog 15400, both of which are produced by insufficient isolation between the bigsigs on 15340 and 15370 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** JAPAN. Re: ```UNIDENTIFIED. 8785-USB, May 13 at 1151, Japanese OM talking: sounds like a broadcast, not a traffic list. Perhaps marine weather. Stops at 1156; back briefly at 1158 maybe attempting a contact. From 1200, ACI from WLO/KLB on 8788 but only for brief ID info at hourtop. Searching various utility resources on 8785 gets very few hits. From UDXF yg:

``8.785,00 JC.. - ..... J GYOGYO RADIO J3E/USB 29-nov 2210 NW/WX JAP - 2011, Bruno Casula``

Searching on ``Gyogyo Radio`` gets ONE hit to this page,
which lists numerous Gyogyo stations in Japan, with callsigns and
locations but no frequencies. Gyogyo clearly is not a place itself.
Googling around, it seems that the word has something to do with
fishery. Could be just news from home for the extensive oceanic
fishing fleet. How about specific info from Japan on this station?
Callsign, agency and location? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1721,

8785-USB, May 16 at 1140, again the Gyogyo station in Japanese, not so good as May 13 and with ACI from another SSB 2 or 3 kHz on the low side. Still waiting for further info on exactly what this is (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)``` And here it is! Tnx, Takahito (gh)

Japanese fishery radio station on 8785 kHz USB, reported in DXLD 14-20, is Aburatsu Fishery Radio Station, in Miyazaki prefecture, Kyushu, giving fish haul information of each fishery ship on the sea along the coast.
Address: Shimokata 2361-1, Nichinan City, Miyazaki pref., 889-3143 Japan
Call Sign: JFP
Telephone: +81 987 27 1151
Location: 33.33N 131.23E
Power: 500 Watts (using 18 frequencies on SSB)
BTW there are other Japanese fishery radio stations using the same frequency --- such as Itoman, Okinawa and Kagoshima (Takahito Akabayashi, Tokyo, Japan, May 25, dxldyg via DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA SOUTH. 15575, May 25 at 1308, KBSWR in English sounds normal, report about a prosecutor in the ferry disaster story, outro as ``hot topix making news in Korea``, 1310 into K-pop, despite reports of severe disruptions at KBS due to strikes against management, maybe primarily concerning TV? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. Another sporadic E analog opening May 24, all times UT:

2033 on channel A2, something briefly peaking from the southwest. Nothing more until:

2218 on 2, some CCI; just as a storm with lightning noise is approaching us from the south, but then skirts us

2224 on 2, finally opening up fully with +v logo on full screen, and MÁSVISION, then novela, only bug visible being digital 24-hour clock in upper right, 17:24. This is XEWO-TV, Guadalajara, Jalisco

2237 on 2, Gala TV swirl bug in UR

2256 on 2, Azteca 7 bug in UR during drama

2257 on 2, apparent specific ID appears briefly to the left of constant Az-7 bug in tiny white type; suspect XHTAU in Tampico, Tamaulipas, but can`t read it for sure

2302 on 2, CCI from Televisa 2 with star bug; ATM large letters appear on screen, show title?

2315 on 3, algo

2337 on 4, plus/minus CCI narrow beat bars from two stations offset 20 kHz, one with music, other with sports, maybe tennis? One with bug in UR reading TVM-something. The rest cut off too far in the corner (whose bright idea was it to make analog TV screens overscan? God forbid there should be any black borders visible)

2345 on 3, // 4, with large letters PM in box center-screen

2348 on 4, again seeing the TVM- bug in UR. Danny Oglethorpe`s local logos reference
IDs these as TVMAS in the state educational network in Veracruz:
4 is XHGV in Las Lajas,
3 is XHCBD in Orizaba

2356 on 3, novela with Televisa net-5 bug in LR

2356 on 87.75, channel 6 audio bits fade in, but nothing more on FM; 2357 some video on 6

2357 on 4, net-5 bug in LR

2358 on 5, novela? with CCI, bug in LR matches highly stylized script V with a T cross on it, as illustrated at bottom of
i.e. TeleVer, XHAJ in Las Lajas, Veracruz

UT May 25:

0002 on 4, TVMAS bug in LR again

0003 on 6, Azteca 7 bug in UR

0004 on 5, Cantinflas B&W movie, think it goes with Televisa 2 star bug in LR

0007 on 5, Televisa 5 bug in LR with novela, also 0014

0014 on 2, Televisa Mundial promo, CCI

0017 on 4, puppets on a table with somebody`s hands manipulating them from above; TVMAS bug in UR, and now I can also see the 3-D cubes logo to the left of it, with multi-colored facets, as in where the show scheduled now is `Artes Escénicas`. There was also a sports show before 0000 as I was seeing.

0022 on 4, audibly and crawler visibly plugging national toll-free number 01-800-600-7000, still TVMAS, I think

0033 on 2, Box Azteca promo

0045 the MUF has fallen, now mostly CCI on 2, also at 0056. Hoping the opening is about over, I head out to the porch for my favorite hour of SW monitoring

0200 resuming TV, still DX from algo on 2 and 4

0258 on 2, fade in from algo

Not much TV checked until next morning, when Es is already rampant again:

1401 on 2, 3, 4, Es CCI with antenna south

1406 on 2, Azteca 7 bug in LR, news show? Lots of grafix; XHTAU?

1410 on 2, quiz? show with large 1, 2, 3 in circles on podium, then replaced by 1, X, 3

1428 on 4, animation from Televisa net 5

1427 on 5, algo

1446 on 2, Televisa-2 star bug in UR

1512 on 4, Spongebob from Televisa 5 net but in LR

1545 on 4, lucha libre, bug in LR with generic Televisa orange oval, Deportes under it

1559 on 5, MARTIN Detective privado animation title, probably net-5

This morning it`s mostly a Mexi-mess of CCI on all channels 2 thru 5, still going at 1715 as I finish this report (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SARAWAK [non]. 15420, 15430, 15460, May 25 at 1228, no signals from R. Free Sarawak --- because it`s their day off, Sunday (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TAIWAN [and non]. 13720, May 25 at 1236 DRM noise atop weak AM signal, i.e. REE SPAIN in DRM until 1300, and PCJ Radio International from 1230 in AM via SRI LANKA. A shame such a collision has been accepted; Aoki shows REE is 250 kW at 360 degrees --- does that mean north, or non-direxional? Other entries are shown as zero degrees: what`s the difference? 1308 check, DRM is off but PCJ is JBA.

A week later, we have seen no acknowledgment from PCJ that last Sunday`s 1300-1400 test on 15680 was really via R. Taiwan International, as monitoring evidence showed, rather than its own new transmitter as originally publicized. Frequency manager Victor Goonetilleke with a clip asserted that it was the PCJ unit itself, heard very well in Sri Lanka (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9975, UT Sunday May 25 at 0549, surprised to find KVOH still on the air with jazz, VG signal with some hum. English service is still shown only as *0200-0400* on UT Sun & Mon:

0559 announcement by host Pat Conrad, 0600 prayer interrupted by tone, more music, then says will be back with `Sunday Night Swing` as if this is end of Saturday show --- but 0615 recheck still on with music, unknown for how much longer. Did their automation get stuck on ``replay``? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 11980, May 25 at 1557, no signal from WHRI, which was on here a biweek ago in the afternoon for some carace; no doubt they will be broadcasting live the Indianapolis 500 today, no details known. I see on ABC/ESPN at 1600 UT, the drivers are praying that no one get killed, then Memorial Day taps and salutes, SSB NA, so it must be about to start, but on what SW frequency? Since the nation regrets soldiers KIA, why celebrate voluntary unnecessary risk-taking on a circular track to nowhere? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1530, May 25 at 0605 UT, KLBW ID by YL like exactly 24 hours earlier; her voice really stands out amid lots of QRM, including a fast SAH, caused by KLBW or not? This is the 2.5 kW ``daytimer`` in New Boston TX (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VATICAN [non]. 15470, May 25 at 1228, pop song of some sort, 1230 Vatican Radio theme and opening Chinese. This one is via RVA, Palauig, PHILIPPINES; meanwhile VR also on 15440, 1230 in Russian via IBB Tinang, PHILIPPINES (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1723 UT May 25