giovedì 26 giugno 2014

Glenn Hauser logs June 24-26, 2014

** BRAZIL [and non]. 5990, June 26 at 0117, no sign of RNA`s extra frequency tonite, nor vs Cuba on alternate 6000 --- tho at first I heard some co-channel talk, but it was just voice-under being translated. And 11780 is back in whack at this time (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 19000, June 25 at 1235, CNR1 jammer and another poor signal, i.e. RFA Tibetan via Kuwait (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 14295, June 26 at 0102, R. Progreso, music, harmonic, 3 x // 4765; poor but certain signal, tnx to tip from someone in ABDX inquiring about an unID 24 hours and 18 minutes earlier; at 0111 some digital QRM bursts presumably by angry ham. Much weaker by 0125.

On the odd-harmonic theory, could also appear on x 5 = 23825, but would have a harder time propagating after dark on its schedule of 0030-0400v only. Doubt we`ll ever hear it on the even harmonix, x 2 = 9530 or x 4 = 19060, but check just in case. 4765 sufficient but far from a supersignal to cause overload, so 14295 is certainly a real harmonic propagating (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CYPRUS. 11559-11577, June 26 at 0111, OTH radar pulsing, presumed from here, and fortunately (deliberately?) not QRMing any audible broadcaster (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EAST TURKISTAN [non]. 11945, June 26 at 0109, fair signal, YL in central Asian language, music. Haven`t noticed this before? Aoki shows it`s RFA in Uighur, 500 kW, 50 degrees from UAE at 01-02. So of course it must be jammed by the ChiCom, but for once I am not hearing any of that (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. Sporadic E, analog TV DX June 24, UT:

1830 check, no DX, but:

2055 on 2, 3, 4, now there are some signals, CCI, more or less from the southwest

2103 on 4, novela? with Azteca-13 bug UR; loud audio

2104 on 3, World Cup football

2105 on 5 and weaker 6, algo video

As this point FM DX may be in, so switch to that on the porch; see U S A. After some FL stations fade out, back to TV:

2140 on 2, CCI, Spanish from south and algo on 3

2155 on 2, Televisa Espectáculos, from SSW? Clock in UR

2159 on 2, clip of Patrick Stewart guesting on Jimmy Fallon, in squeeze-o-vision

2200 on 2, entertainment magazine, clock in UR says 17:00 = CDT; no bug visible in LR; algo in LL

2202 on 2, tentatively Gala swirl bug in LR

2250 on 2, soccer fades in weakly

2302 on 2, ads, Azteca-7 Mundial promo (which could be on Azteca-13), Cámara de Diputados federal PSA; nothing more.

More feeble Es, June 25, UT:

1603 on 2, algo from south CCI

1623 on 2, football made out among the weak CCI; Mundial presumed

1650 on 2, YLs in studio chat show, CCI

1709 on 2, Azteca-7 bug in UR during football

weak signals in & out for the next hour or so

** OKLAHOMA. 1390, June 25 at 0551 UT past 0600, local KCRC is dead air instead of ESPN, a rare chance to hear something else but its 1 kW open carrier is still too strong, unlike 960 KGWA`s. Also possiblizes DX on 1400, but nothing resurrected from that graveyard (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. While searching for FM DX from FL as IDed on three channels, I note some OK info, June 24:

93.7, Stillwater, KSPI is still ``Hot 93.7``

103.5, Anadarko, KVSP RDS shows: POWER / 103.5 / 460-_1035. I guess that`s their phone number. I believe it`s a rimshooter into OKC

90.5, KGVV Goltry, and 98.5, K253BC Enid are // but 90.5 is 5 seconds behind 98.5. They are both relaying KLVV 88.7 Ponca City, altho WTFDA says 98.5 is relaying KHEV 90.3 Fairview, which is way on the other (west) side of Enid. I don`t think so. 90.3 is now getting blotted by the closer 90.5 signal; and 88.7 by a different Enid translator on 88.9 shifted from 89.1. The 98.5 translator is no longer necessary (if it ever was). (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OMAN. 15355, June 26 at 0123, fair signal in Arabic, as RSO has failed again to QSY to 9500 at 0000 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, June 26 at 0114-0115:16.5*, R. Chaski carrier with some modulation until cutoff, which is 11 seconds later than one binite ago, as timing marches on (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SARAWAK [non]. 15425, June 25 at 1202, JBA carrier, but none on any of the previous Radio Free Sarawak frequencies, 15430, 15420, 15460; better by 1223, poor with talk in presumed Iban, bits of music until 1230 with 3 or 4 tones and off. 15425 is the new frequency that Ivo Ivanov and Ron Howard have been hearing the past couple days, but surely it won`t replace jumparounding to avoid jamming (which is never audible here). Ivo believes the site to be Tainan, Taiwan (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOLOMON ISLANDS. 5020-, June 25 at 1158-1159:12*, SIBC carrier until autocutoff. Sometimes I awaken just in time to check this (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 15450, June 25 at 1231, VOT English on poor signal, but already in news about SOS Kerry, not imposing the Qur`an upon listeners in this language, unlike in Arabic (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7460, June 25 at 1205, ``VOA News Today`` in English, but merely as a liner during Korean service (they do that a lot), fair signal, and out of synch with // 9490 saying same syllables 4 seconds later. At 1245 I find that third frequency 15780 matches 7460, not 9490. That`s because 7460 and 15780 are via Tinang, PHILIPPINES, 21 degrees USward to the NNE, while 9490 is via TINIAN to its NNW. And 7460 replaced 7225 on May 7, no doubt to the relief of 40m hams in the western half of America, but was that why it moved? Doubtful (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1726 monitoring: confirmed Wednesday June 25 at 1315 after gh ID on 9955 for WRMI; fair signal and after the Taiwan collision finishes.

Also confirmed final airing June 25 at 2100 on webcast of WBCQ 7490v.

WORLD OF RADIO 1727 monitoring: confirmed first airing, UT Thursday June 26 at 0330 on WRMI 9955, fair with fading; also on webcast. Next:

Thursday 1230 on WRMI 9955
Thursday 2100 on WBCQ 7490v
Thursday 2100 on WTWW 9475
UT Friday 0326v on WWRB 5050 (last week from 0338, so stay tuned)
Saturday 0630 & 1430 on Hamburger Lokalradio 7265-CUSB
Saturday 2330 on WTWW 9930 (but not last week)
UT Sunday 0030 on WRMI 9495 (may be previous edition)
UT Sunday 0400 on WTWW 5830
UT Monday 0300v on Area 51 via WBCQ 5109v-CUSB
Tuesday 1100 on WRMI 9955
Wednesday 0630 & 1430 on Hamburger Lokalradio 7265-CUSB
Wednesday 1315 on WRMI 9955
Wednesday 2100 on WBCQ 7490v

** U S A. 12105, June 24 at 2136, WTWW-3 is in French instead of dead air yesterday during this hour. But next check June 26 at 0101, dead air again, vs weaker CODAR pulsing, and still so at 0107, 0126 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5050, June 24 at 0105, WWRB has Brother Scare on this frequency instead of 3185 or 9370, presumably during breaks in other programming, and/or necessary due to problems with other transmitters (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. After unID Mexican analog TV DX up to channel 6, I am expecting some Mexican FM DX, but instead, June 24 UT:

2112 on 88.3, two stations fading in and out, one plugging Southeastern University, and phone -8716. So which SE Univ would that be? Would you believe that nowhere on the homepage does it say WHERE IT IS??? You have to dig deeper. Surely the page VISIT SEU will have to show WHERE IT IS, right? WRONG! How about WHO WE ARE? Nope, just how very very Christian they are. Surely CONTACT US ---, yes a street address on a Google Map, 1000 Longfellow Blvd, and driving instructions from Orlando and Tampa; but WHERE IS IT? Must zoom out the map! It is LAKELAND, thank God, we finally know? So what 88.3 is there? There isn`t any in WTFDA DB. Where is the nearest FL 88.3 to there? So what are the coördinates of Lakeland? Google maps don`t care to show that. Get out my Rand McNally: approx. 28 N/82 W. Of the six 88.3 FL stations, this must be it at 28.3607 N/81.0537 W:

WPOZ, 88.3, Union Park FL, 13/13 kW, Z88.3, Adult Hits, ``Always sage for your little ears in the back seat!`` [sic], CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN

Unless SEU is reaching out to other 88.3 markets. Is WPOZ owned by SEU? Not exactly: FCC FM Query says Central Florida Educational Foundation; and BTW they have an APP for 100 kW. Lots of gospel huxter licensees masquerade as ``educational``. Recorded. 1785 km = 1109 stmi

2114 on 88.3, weather with hi 87, T-storms, maybe same station

2116 on 92.9, Q-92, Ocala ad, Martin`s Yamaha; 2122, Q-92 non-ID again, Number One. WTFDA shows: WMFQ, 92.9, Ocala FL, 50/50 kW, ``YOUR STATION FOR BIG OLDIES 92.9`` ``92 Q 92.9 FM TODAY'S BEST MUSIC`` HOT AC. Recorded. 1674 km = 1040 stmi city-to-city

2126-2128 on 96.5, overriding KECO Elk City OK: ``Flip this House`` A&E workshop in the Orlando area, 1-800 number, therefore: WDBO-FM, 96.5, Orlando FL, 99/99 kW, News/talk format // 580. Recorded. 1776 km = 1103 stmi

Searching FM for 8 more minutes, making only a few OKLAHOMA notes [q.v.], so quit FM and back to TV, see MEXICO (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED [and non]. 550, June 25 at 0533 UT, Jim Bohannon show, had not noticed before here, on first repeat as it ends at 0500 UT; loops about NE/SW; so KTRS St Louis or KCRS Midland TX? Neither on the Jimbotalk station finder, in fact the only 550 being WSVA in Harrisonburg/Staunton VA, but it`s on the live run only until 0500 UT, so what`s it? KCRS website does not include Jimbo among hosts, but does have C2CAM. And KCRS does have a nighttime mull toward us, tho traces of it on daytime groundwave under KFRM. Mixing with Red Eye Radio from N/S, which must be KTSA San Antonio (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 0500 UT June 26