martedì 15 luglio 2014

Glenn Hauser logs July 13-14, 2014

** CANADA. More weak sporadic E TV-DX, July 13, UT: 1657 on 2, audible promo ``on CTV``; CHBX Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., presumed, as it`s from the NE rather than NW where there are also some analog CTV 2s left in Sask, Alta. Soon getting Spanish too from opposite direxion; see MEXICO (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 12910, July 14 at 1344, CNR1 jammer, fair; no others 10-19 MHz except 11, 15 MHz inbanders (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 9790-9835, July 14 at 0124, approx. range of buzz obviously emanating from the defective RHC 9810 transmitter near the middle of it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GREECE. 9935, July 14 at 0111, Greek music, good signal, // 9420 which has a little more fading, maybe caused by Iran SAH underneath; no ERT Opens in the 7s, 15s (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDIA. 9690, July 14 at 1349, AIR GOS with fair signal during Indian classical music with plenty of droning, in clear tnx to WRMI no longer BSing on it. // 13710 is about the same until *1357 CRI CCI starts at about equal level. // 11620 is inaudible if on. Dan Sheedy upon Moonlight Beach, California, agrees: ``11620 AIR GOS 1400+ 14 July. Unheard this morning so their brief reappearance was just that``

9870, AIR VBS also in July 14 at 1350 with pop music about same level as 9690 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. Weak sporadic E TV-DX, July 13, UT:

1702 on 2, Spanish from the SSW, 5 minutes after getting English from the NE, presumed Ont.; see CANADA

1805 on 2, heavy CCI from SSW, Spanish, World Cup coverage

1805 on 4, algo. CCI at least on 2 continues for a while but nothing specific (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

And more July 14 UT, already in progress at turn-on, tune-in 1419 UT:

1419 on 2, Spanish CCI from SSW; also algo on 3, 5

1435 on 2, f bug in LR = Televisa-4 net; 1437 news about Ukraine

1452 on 5, 5 bug in lower right, not like the Televisa-5 one we have seen so far: no longer italic, and not encircled, just a bold dark 5, with lite/white outlining. Haven`t made out what color the 5 is. It`s still Televisa-5 net, possibly flagship XHGC México DF itself. We find:

New programmation effective today July 14, and new logo on website:
However the 5 logo on this page is not exactly like the one on screen, but both are non-italic; star inside the lower hook of the 5 filling the hole. Still with the old logo, italic 5 in a circle with a star to the upper right of the 5:

1459 on 5, something else with studio announcer, game show? Soccer ball

1507 on 2, boxeo, f-bug in LR, CCI

1509 on 5, Pingüinos de Madagascar animation, new 5 bug (reminds me of what used to be KXAS-5 DFW, but not any more). Televisa Canal 5 program schedule, also via above site, for today July 14 does not show the Penguins until 1630 UT! At 1500 UT = 10 am HCM = CDT is supposed to be Monstruos vs Aliens

1515 on 6, pan handling, maybe cooking show; hasten to turn off my RF feeder on 87.9 which was RFIing its video, but quickly gone again. Never find any FM DX

1516 on 2, `Matutino Express` show going to a commercial break. That`s on Televisa-4 = Foro-TV net (BTW ``foro`` is not Spanish for ``four``)

1517 on 2, Nixon resignation video & audio with subtitles, ``desde el archivo visual de Televisa``. OK ---

1524 on 5, still Pingüinos, with same-offset CCI

1528 on 3, ``Somos Mexicanos`` federal PSA for the legislature

1532 on 3, Pingüinos here too, so Televisa-5 net; XHBQ Zacatecas?

1608 on 3, ditto with new 5 bug LR

1613 on 3, Four? YLs in a row, bug in LR is an equilateral parallelogram but can`t make out its contents; nothing similar at – may not be a net or station ID

1616 on 2, astrological advice show, apparently live with the fraud taking phone calls, lots of numbers and Veracruz locations on screen including Xalapa at 1616, Poza Rica at 1622. Occupying the LR bug corner are alternating horoscopic symbols; so it`s certainly XHFM

1621 on 4, TVMAS among the constant lettering at screen bottom, slightly left of center, with studio demonstration, cooking? So XHGV, Las Lajas, Veracruz

1630 on 2, new show starting, not sure if same station as horoscope, MUJER in title, including lipstick cylinder flying across the screen. Novela, I guess, rather than talkshow

TeleVer program page
verifies that the 1600 horoscope nonsense is titled `Que Vuelan Vuelan`, (which I also heard mentioned, but what does this mean idiomatically? Something about flying); and the 1630 novela(?) is `Mujer --- Casos de la Vida Real`

1637 on 2, ad for knee treatment which has now come to Veracruz! CCI

1639 on 2, animated TeleVer ID showing XHFM, and Bocas de Oro, which is apparently a resort area in the state

1645, MUF remains down to channel 2, with plenty of CCI

1656 on 3, animation, net 5 bug LR, // audio on 2 amid CCI

1702 on 2, heavy CCI, novela vs talk show

1704 on 2, TeleVer animated promo/ID = XHFM

1720 on 3, novela

1738 on 3, 4, 5, weak Spanish

1744 on 4, TVMAS ID animated with 3-D non-Rubik cube logo = XHGV

1746 on 4, 20-kHz CCI to above from Televisa-5 with LR bug

1757 on 2, promo for Info-7 app, and Azteca-7 bug in LR along with time and temp; then huge INFO 7 occupying left side of screen behind anchorette, Tampico mentioned, so XHTAU as suspected

1807 on 2, still CCI, occasionally up to 3 and 4

1811 on 2, promo mentions Acapulco, but not enough to assume XHAP-TV; then also mentions Tamaulipas, as also still XHTAU

1813 on 2, old western movie, maybe Teleactiva bug in UR as in XEFB-TV, Monterrey. Program schedule is coming up blank:

Then I checked some online TV program guides and found Teleactiva not even listed, besides scads of cable channels, many of them from USA. O, bug in UR is just digital clock

1830 on 2, quiz show

1842, Still some CCI on 2 as I close this report. 6m Es maps checked a few times during this opening have showed little if any activity between here and Mexico (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 10.8 MHz area, July 14 at 1337, extremely distorted wideband FM radiation from unknown neighbor`s FM receiver IF re-tuned to 101.9 KTST OKC which matches audio and pauses. Also was hearing same about an hour earlier on its second harmonic circa 21.6 MHz (and no real 13m broadcasters making it) (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 90.1, July 13 around 05-06 UT, I notice that KUCO is dead air again, instead of overnight classical service relayed from WCPE in NC. Back on at next check after 1200 with Pipedreams. Computer must have muted itself again, requiring a late-nite visit from a staffer to reset it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 90.3, July 14 at 1540 UT, promo ``Southern Gospel Saturday from 6 am here on KHYM``. But it`s really KHEV Fairview OK west of Enid, usually eclipsed by closer and stronger 90.5 KGVV Goltry with 14 kW; as I am bandscanning for Mexican FM DX to go with TVDX up to channel 5 or 6.

From FCC info you`d never know that the IDs you hear on KHEV are ``KHYM``, but licensed to Great Plains Christian Radio, Inc., same as for KHYM 103.9 in Copeland KS, 100 kW, but with numerous relays in KS and OK. FCC shows 90.3 site is about 10 miles WSW of Fairview on north side of US 60, and with only 490 watts, its 60 dBu service contour barely exceeds the US 60/412 junxion north of Fairview (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, July 14 at 0112-0117:01.5*, R. Chaski carrier surpasses another minute of extra airtime beyond 0100, tnx to its slipping autotimer cutoffer; six seconds later than yesterday (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SRI LANKA. 11905, July 14 at 0115, music prélude is on from SLBC, 2+1 timesignal ending at 0115:18; very poor (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1729 monitoring: confirmed on Area 51 webcast starting about a minute early at 0259, and before 0328 also confirmed via WBCQ 5110v-CUSB. Next on SW:

Monday 2100 on WRMI 15770 [new]
Tuesday 1100 on WRMI 9955
Wednesday 0630 on Hamburger Lokalradio 7265-CUSB
Wednesday 1315 on WRMI 9955
Wednesday 2100 on WBCQ 7490v

** U S A. 9475, July 14 at 0122, audio from Pastor Pete Peters is breaking up severely, unusable; while 12105 & 5085 are OK; seems it`s always something from WTWW.

12105, July 14 at 0515, very poor signal, but ID in English as WTWW amid blues or revival music. Another unexplained extra transmission, usually not on after 0200 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 11635, Monday July 14 at 0514, WHRI is already on with hymns, too good a signal to be aimed at right angle to us. Other days it starts at 0530, or changed? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9625v, July 14 at 1348, low audible heterodyne (LAH) but no modulation audible, meaning two stations, at least one of which is off-frequency. EiBi and Aoki show the only pair active at this hour are Channel Africa and Radio Fides, Bolivia; yet I strongly suspect the perpetual off-frequencier, R. Taiwan international, warming up to start Vietnamese at 1400, probably vs South Africa, longpath? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1843 UT July 14