lunedì 9 giugno 2014

Glenn Hauser logs June 8-9, 2014

** CHINA. Firedrake jammer, one found:
18980, June 9 at 1253, Firedrake jammer with CCCCI, presumably from another jammer modulated with CNR1, poor-fair, this being the RFA Tibetan via Kuwait frequency for this hour on Mondays and Thursdays; at 1304, no successor found on the band, but 18930 is scheduled: RFA presumably not propagating, and jammers in a break

CNR1 jammers, morning of June 9:

15575, June 9 at 1242, CNR1 jammer, fair: expect a clash soon with KBS World Radio co-channel English to North America, which turns its carrier on way early: but, smooth transition, circa 1245 CNR1 stops and OC is on. Aoki shows V of Tibet via Tajikistan on 15577 for only 5 minutes at 1200-1235

15195 and 15250, June 9 at 1244, also CNR1 jammers, fair

16920, June 9 at 1244, CNR1 jammer, fair

13830, June 9 at 1257, CNR1 jammer, very poor; none in the 14s, 12s (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 17575, June 9 at 1245, CRI Russian with fair signal, much better than CRI French, English and Chinese to Europe, on 17560, 17630, 17650, all via EAST TURKISTAN. 17575 must be from totally different area: yes, Aoki shows 500 kW, 315 degrees from Shijiazhuang 723. WRTH 2014 fails to show it on page 55 map, but list on page 662 puts SZG at 38 N, 114 E, i.e. near Beijing (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. Sporadic E analog TVDX on June 8, all times UT:

1716 on 3, something peaking from the WSW, maybe XHBC or an XHQ

1717 on 2, Spanish, PSA from Secretaría de Gobernación, which I think is equivalent to the US Dept. of Interior; 1719 Canal de las Estrellas promo, so probably is really Televisa net-2 itself relay, another at 1720; peaks SW rather than SSW, back to film drama

1755 on 2, still in with Televisa-2 star bug in LR; some same-offset CCI; 1800 kid singing in huge sombrero; fades around 1815

Combining resources of Bill Hepburn`s dxinfocentre channel 2 map, and listings in, discounting several low-power relays in Sonora, we come up with four possibilities:
XHGWT, Guerrero Negro, BCS, 15 kW
XHLPT, La Paz, BCS, 45.36 kW
XHSJT, San José del Cabo, BCS, 29.7 kW, and
XHPDT, Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, 18 kW

More jockeying of the antenna, finding it closer to west than WSW, and current 6m Es map showing a narrow opening between here and that area lead me to conclude it`s XHPDT. Puerto Peñasco is in the NW corner of Sonora, on the coast, the closest beach for dehumidified Arizonans.

2323 on 2, fades in Spanish with antenna south, back out

2355 on 2, another fade-in, this time, with f bug in LR of Televisa-4, apparently news; 2359 shows CORTE INFORMAMOS;

UT June 9:

0000 on 2, tiny-type ID(?) comes and goes in UL, illegible

0003 on 2, infomercial for hearing aids: Consulta Médica; Audiometría, first 50 callers to 26-25-26-25 get free consultation, sponsored by Audiotech (Well, the sound is plenty loud when it fades in ---); 0010 IFE PSA, back to hearing aids; 0017 or so fades out, 0027 in and out again. On Facebook, Audiotech claims to be a 100% Mexican company using the highest German tech (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1724 monitoring. Confirmed on Area 51 webcast and sufficiently on WBCQ 5110v, UT Monday June 9 from 0301. Next:
Tuesday 1100 on WRMI 9955
Wednesday 0630 & 1430 on HLR 7265-CUSB
Wednesday 1315 on WRMI 9955
Wednesday 2100 on WBCQ 7490v

** U S A. 12050, June 9 at 1258, WEWN Spanish is absent, but 11550 is on; at 1409, now both are on, 12050 resuming its squeal. 15610 English inaudible, but 19m propagation very poor, with 15825 WWCR JBA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1658 UT June 9