giovedì 19 giugno 2014

Glenn Hauser logs June 19, 2014

** CHINA. CNR1 jamming morning of June 19:
15970, June 19 at 1218, CNR1 jammer, very poor
16100, June 19 at 1219, CNR1 jammer, very poor
14600, June 19 at 1226, CNR1 jammer, poor; no others in 12s, 13s, 17s, 18s (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 17580, June 19 at 1220, open carrier/dead air from RHC, while weaker signal on 17730 is modulated; finally mod kicks in on 17580 at 1221. These are the SSOB and purt`near the OSOB so far (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IRAN. 17550, June 19 at 1222, Arabic talk which was not there a minute or two before. VIRI must have just faded in or cut on the air in its 11-hour Arabic service 0530-1630, 500 kW, 259 degrees from Kamalabad, per Aoki (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 9600-AM, June 19 at 0507 in bandscan, there`s the Station YHWH guy! on yet another new frequency, fair signal, voice, modulation quality, and content immediately recognizable, fortunately since chopped off at 0507:45*, and not found thence on any other frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 10.8 MHz, June 19 at 1235 UT, broad heavily distorted FM signal, with continuous talk, discussing an accident or injury. It must be some neighbors`s FM receiver radiating from its IF, nominal 10.7 MHz. (None are on in this household!) On another radio bandscanning FM, I find it matches 101.9 from OKC.

Later at 1314 UT I find the same ranging 50 kHz or so above and below 21.6 MHz, i.e. the second harmonic of that receiver`s IF, still straight talk altho KTST is supposedly a music station. Its RDS displays TWISTER / TODAY`S / NEW / COUNTRY. (The WTFDA FM Database is still down, inaccessible from Dreamhost after a few days!) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1726 monitoring: confirmed first airing, UT Thursday June 19 at 0330+ on WRMI 9955; fair signal generally above pulse jamming level; tnx a lot, Arnie! Also confirmed June 19 at 1230 on WRMI after gh/WRMI ID. Still atop but with CCCCI [Chinese language co-channel interference] from RFI via TAIWAN several Hz away also causing a low rumble. How long will it take to get them to move? Next:

Thu 2100 on WBCQ 7490v
Thu 2100 on WTWW 9475
UT Fri 0326v on WWRB 5050
Sat 0630 & 1430 on Hamburger Lokalradio 7265-CUSB
Sat 2330 on WTWW 9930
UT Sun 0030 on WRMI 9495 (usually previous episode)
UT Sun 0400 on WTWW 5830
UT Mon 0300v on Area 51 via WBCQ 5110v-CUSB (last week from 0258)
Tue 1100 on WRMI 9955
Wed 0630 & 1430 on Hamburger Lokalradio 7265-CUSB
Wed 1315 on WRMI 9955
Wed 2100 on WBCQ 7490v

** U S A. 750, June 19 at 0528 UT, dominant signal is not WSB, but also from east/west, in Spanish, PSAs about breast cancer, USDA, and soon IDing at 0529 UT as ``mejorando su vida con Univisión Radio``, 0530 UT news/talk. Then WSB starts to resurge after a fade.

Must be KAMA El Paso TX. 2013 NRC AM Log as of last August, showed it with Ua network, 10/1 kW U4. Pattern book shows zero signals to the east day or night, so out of whack? Wikipedia says it`s owned by Univisión; went with Ua network July 4, 2012. Website linked is which however only forwards to national site and which despite © 2014 at the bottom says its El Paso station is on 920! Also in the drop-down Emisoras link at the top.

But that leads to this page named Uforia, where U stations are classified by musical format: and where the only one shown for El Paso is 97.5 with Regional Mexicano.

Clicking on Radios por Ciudad, for El Paso we find that one plus 920 as Univisión América [pardon my accents; U doesn`t like them], with Noticias y Deportes but link to ``it`` just goes back to the national page. Play link also goes to the national feed, but if you try to choose El Paso - género Noticias y Deportes, there is nothing, just the musical 97.5 station.

So what is the 920 station in El Paso? NRC Log says KQBU, and also has it with Univisión America, at the same street address as the 750 station. Is the same programming running on both 920 and 750 in EP? Surely not. But why doesn`t U acknowledge they are on 750, which BTW is a much bigger signal than the one on 920? Perhaps a DXer in El Paso can unravel this situation for us.

Neither the by-city page nor the musical page displays any U station on 750 anywhere, which I just heard to ID! Could it have been a real Mexican? Only 750s possibly westish are in Ciudad Camargo, Chihuahua and Culiacán, Sinaloa, neither with any known connexion to Univisión América, which is surely limited to the USA only.

BTW, the U bug of Univisión as seen on TV, is made up of four basic colors, not three (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** U S A. 12105, June 19 at 1228, steady open carrier atop KSDA GUAM in some Chinese dialect. Don`t see how it could be anything but WTWW-3, which used to operate in the morning until latest schedule change to start at 1700. Carrier still on at 1310 after KSDA has finished. Other WTWWs are nominal on 5085 and 5830. At 1446 recheck, still open carrier on 12105. The only other station anywhen on 12105 is R. Dialogue, the clandestine via Madagascar for Zimbabwe at 1600-1658, which WTWW had been conveniently avoiding by waiting until *1700 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1518 UT June 19