mercoledì 18 giugno 2014

Glenn Hauser logs June 17-18, 2014

** CHINA. 16360, June 18 at 1347, CNR1 jammer, fair; none higher. Only weak signals on 17 MHz broadcast band in degraded propagation and nothing audible on 18980, where RFA Tibetan via Kuwait is supposed to be jammed on Wednesdays during this hour (thot it might be hiding under FRG-7 19000 kHz birdie). No other CNR1 jammers audible on 14, 13, 12 MHz, and on 15 MHz only the usual inbanders, 15115, 15195, 15265 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. Fitful sporadic E opening occasionally poking into loband VHF TV channels, June 17, UT:

1555 on 2, fade-in Televisa 4 net with f bug in LR, from south; 1600 a bit of English, maybe clip within this rather than Canada oppositeward

1605 on 3 and 4, weak video from algo

1617 on 2, still weak CCI including f-4

1839 on 2, CCI more from the southwest with fútbol; not checked much more after or before this hour, until UT June 18:

0312 on 2, fútbol, tentatively Azteca 7 in UR, weak in & out; 6m maps show Es from the northwest only

0327 on 2, TELEACTIVA bug in UR, i.e. XEFB-TV Monterrey NL, interviewing someone, maybe FB fan

0349 on 2, game fades in, glimpse of UR bug may be Pacífico oval

0429 on 2, still lite CCI; also in Spanish on 3 and 4

0435 on 4, CCI is heavier, but soon back down to only:

0443 on 2, fútbol, bug in LL may be generic Televisa

0447 on 2, fútbol, now the bug in LL is a triangle, what??

0449 on 2, two guys conversing, with Azteca-13 bug not in UR corner, but to the left of there

0505 on 2, still some signal peaking southwest when I quit

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 15190, June 18 at 0555, TOM via RAN via WRMI playing some woman ranting against Pres. Obama; maybe stolen from Fox, as Brother Scare uses unattributed clips to bolster his own rants, and private US SW stations have no qualms about pushing anti-American propaganda abroad. VG signal, much better than usual in the nightmiddle (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1725 monitoring: confirmed after 1315 UT Wednesday June 18 on WRMI 9955, no CCCCI now but signal only fair aimed away from us. Next: Wednesday 2100 on WBCQ 7490v. I hope to have 1726 ready for first airing UT Thursday 0330 on 9955 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. 9955, June 18 at 1245, AWR Wavescan via WRMI with segment recorded from the May NASB meeting at VOA Greenville, host explaining how group will split into two for tours inside and outside; more in subsequent episodes.

Before closing, Jeff says that WRMI has some special programming for month-long duration of the World Cup from sportsguy Bruce Baskin: daily 60-second WC Today wrapups at 0259 & 1059 on 9955; weekly 15-minute show on the Radio Africa Network transmitter 15190, Sundays at 2200, Mondays at 1300. 9955 still with CCCCI from France via TAIWAN until 1300 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5085 & 5830, June 18 at 0604, both WTWW-2 and WTWW-1 are off. Next check 1241, 5085 is off, already on 9930; and 5830 is on but with weak signal, and modulation too distorted to understand, still thus at 1345. I fear the same will apply to 9475 once 5830 moves to that at 1400, but from *1400 it`s loud & clear as normal (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1000, June 18 at 0615 UT, gospel huxter in English almost zero-beat with KTOK OKC, about same level and mutually nullable, close to 90 degrees apart, no doubt the oft-cheating KKIM Albuquerque NM, on 10 kW day power instead of legal 38 watts night (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)