domenica 22 giugno 2014

Glenn Hauser logs June 21, 2014

** ANTARCTICA [non]. Frequencies for the yearly BBC midwinter special to the British Antarctic Survey, June 21 at 2130-2200 have been confirmed via Alan Pennington, BDXC-UK as:
7350 kHz, Ascension, 207 degrees
5875 kHz, Woofferton, 184 degrees
5985 kHz, Dhabayya, 203 degrees
And as expected no signals here, far off-target on the summer dayside. Only 7350 Ascension would be remotely possible, but at 2131 I can`t even hear 7490v WBCQ in the daytime absorption/noise level.

Good luck to those further east and south. John Figliozzi in Halfmoon NY, tells the DXLD yg: ``7350 being heard well at 2132 here in upstate NY, steady at S8-9.  The other two frequencies are completely inaudible`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. CNR1 jamming morning of June 21:
16100, June 21 at 1349, CNR1 jammer, fair-good
16300, June 21 at 1349, CNR1 jammer, poor
16360, June 21 at 1350, CNR1 jammer, fair
16920, June 21 at 1351, CNR1 jammer, poor-fair
None in the 12s, 13s, 14s, 15s except inband, nor 17s, 18s

** KOREA SOUTH. 15575, Sat June 21 at 1355, Kevin O`Donovan`s listening tips have just started on KBSWR, quick logs of CRI, Iran, Japan, VOA, Vatican/Madagascar, Japan/Madagascar, DW/BBC Rwanda, BBC Singapore, KCBS 9665 (! Allowed to be mentioned here??), VOA Korean 9490, KTWR; World Cup sked on satellite(?) including S Korea game. Also mentioned he had been on last week, so I suppose he will not be on next week. It`s never clear to me which weeks he`s on and which weeks others. Only fair signal (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KUWAIT. 15540, June 21 at 1950, no signal from R. Kuwait English; by 2001 it`s a JBA carrier. Meanwhile, 13650, Arabic toward N. America is poor-fair at 1950 until cutoff at 2000:30*. Before I retune to 17550, that successor has already come on by 2001 with very poor signal, but by 2047 it`s fair, while 15540 is still useless (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 17850, good Sat June 21 at 2048, surprised to hear the unique voice of Antonio Buitrago, with REE mailbag replies, so it`s got to be `Amigos de la Onda Corta` at a previously unknown time. I assume it`s been plugged in here as filler because there is no silly ballgame available (no REE rights to Copa Mundial?) when they normally have one on `Tablero Deportivo` (and who would play any other game at such a sacred time? Enid`s soccer field is vacant).

Then Antonio plays on request two minutes of a zarzuela, ``Preludio a La Revoltosa``, another reply to someone in Naples (pronounced as if it were Spanish) FL, other than Hans Johnson, who sent four reception reports at once; 2053 `AdlOC` sounder, outro, and sounder fills till 2055. Then two other program promos, for `Travesías` and `Música de las Américas`, neither with any info about *when* they can be heard! (Well, if they plug them in like AOC, that`s somewhat understandable, but they must also have some regular reliable timings.) European signal second only to Romania 15710 but better than its // 17510 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 12105, June 21 at 1300, open carrier from presumed WTWW-3, still at 1346 as I had also noted it at 0244. Appears they are leaving it on all night as Wolfgang Büschel reported: ``Footprint on 12104.987 kHz at 0650 UT June 21, otherwise weak signal at this hour``.

9475, June 21 at 1936, WTWW-1 is off when Ted Randall`s QSO show normally airs; 9930 & 12105 are on with VG signals. Ditto at 2115 check. Look for WOR 1726 at 2330 on 9930, UT Sun 0400 on 5830 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 670, June 21 at 0537 UT, we can totally null WSCR, but no escaping sports talk! Another station occupies that position, ad for BCBS of Texas, but there is no Texan on 670 --- must be close to that, Arkansas` 5 kW daytimer, KHGZ Glenwood, which has been caught cheating several times before. It starts out atop Cuba, making about the same ~4 Hz SAH as with WSCR since those two are close to zero-beat. Back to ESPN Radio, which is not the network on WSCR; 0540 UT another break with NW AR`s 479- area code, ID copied partially as ``670 AM [and something on FM] --- Hog Talk``, before Cuba regains (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 750, June 21 at 0529 UT I am rechecking for KAMA, exactly 48 hours after previous log, and it`s a repeat of just about everything: cáncer del seno PSA, but this time I catch a mention of El Paso within it, from Komen foundation; ``mejorando tu vida, con Univisión Radio``, on to national talk show, toll-free numbers with call-in from Flórida, ``buenas tardes; buenas tardes`` so presumably a replay as it`s too late to be tarde, already madrugada there. See previous report for all the confusion about this network being on this frequency in El Paso rather than 920 as Univisión claims. Once again this signal starts out dominant, then fades as WSB resurges; I expect the same is happening all night with KAMA out of whack instead of protecting the Atlantan (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 920, June 21 at 0533 UT checking just in case whether El Paso is in with Univisión here too (see 750 log), it`s not but there is open carrier/dead air, and the DF fits for the usual night dominator here, KYFR in Shenandoah IA --- sob, no Harold droning to be heard (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 2145 UT June 21