sabato 28 giugno 2014

Glenn Hauser logs June 26-27, 2014

** BRAZIL. 5990+, June 27 at 0103, RNA extra frequency is back on; it was missing 24 hours earlier. Now the signal is much better, fair, but still no comparison to supersig on // 6180. Announcing 600 kW on MW 980 just as I tune in (Maybe I misunderstood; thought it was only 300 kW: 3 and 6 almost rhyme in Portuguese and Spanish, something they should have avoided; but then 9 and 5 almost rhyme in English, so who are we to talk?). This one is just a tad higher above nominal than Chaski is above its 5980; see PERU (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. CNR1 jamming morning of June 27:

18970, June 27 at 1247, CNR1 jammer, fair-good with fading; this one is not against RFA Tibetan via Kuwait, but against Sound of Hope, unheard. None in the 17s or 16s

18990, June 27 at 1247, CNR1 jammer, a few seconds behind 18970. This one is against RFA Tibetan via Kuwait, its Tue & Fri frequency in the 12-13 hour

13830, June 27 at 1251, CNR1 jammer, poor; none in the 14s

13850, June 27 at 1251, CNR1 jammer, fair

11805, June 27 at 1254, open carrier with flutter; 1300 starts CNR1 jammer, good; later at 1325 with CCI from VOA Chinese via SAIPAN and now // 11785 jamming against VOA Chinese via Tinang, Philippines

15525, June 27 at 1410, CNR1 jammer, poor-fair, maybe with CCI. Only JBA carriers on 15520 (Iran?) & 15530, so not sure if they are hitting Voice of Tibet via MADAGASCAR head-on

17570, June 27 at 1412, CNR1 jammer, with CCI, making slow SAH, i.e. VOA Tibetan via Lamperthein, GERMANY, daily this hour only

17740, June 27 at 1413, CNR1 jammer, poor, not synchronized with 17570. Aoki still shows 17740 at 14-15, but no known target (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 12140, June 27 at 0106, RHC harmonic in Spanish, 2 x 6070 is very poor vs CODAR

14295, June 27 at 0110, JBA AM carrier, no doubt from 3 x 4765, R. Progreso as previously IDed

17730, June 27 at 1245, RHC starting `Gaceta Cultural`, but it`s barely modulated, compared to // 17580 et al.

11860, June 27 at 1255, RHC undermodulated here too compared to 11760, verging on overmodulated; even it out??

9550, June 27 at 1258, RHC is dead air here on good signal, finally 1259 ID and IS but undermodulated too, canned announcement about 9850 going off at 1300, but not mentioning the ones which are starting: 15340 and 15370! 9550 maybe undergoing a transmitter change at this hour?

15370 et al., Friday June 27 at 1403, I am monitoring exactly one week after hearing the Cuban top-10 countdown, but not today: `Sonido Cubano` is starting a 48-minute program with some blues in English. I suppose the countdown is an irregular part of that show. Anyhow it gets rid of hoary old Fidel speeches during this hour on `Voces de la Revolución` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CYPRUS. 9743-9769, June 27 at 0113, strong OTH radar pulsing presumed from here, intruding inside the 31m exclusive SWBC band; 9770 Turkey in stilted Spanish can still be heard clearly by sidetuning upward. Fortunately (?), not much broadcasting scheduled in this range at this hour except several from China; would bother Bahrain on 9745 if anyone could hear it otherwise (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EGYPT [and non]. Radio Cairo spreads its trash around: this time, the 11710 transmitter is doing it:

11710, June 27 at 0107, R. Cairo in Spanish, distorted and hummy, with het from poor Argentina on the hi side, and putting out big dirty distorted spurs around 11700 and 11720, each spreading plus/minus 4 kHz or so

12070, June 27 at 0107, a // R. Cairo Spanish frequency, is big hum only, instead of usual crackling and spurs up and down

9315, June 27 at 0107, third R. Cairo Spanish frequency is the only one readable, altho undermodulated

9965, June 27 at 0112, R. Cairo Arabic, but just barely modulated with whine, despite VG signal level (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH. 15180, June 27 at 1237, good signal with triumphal choral music; jamming noise bleedthru not audible until a pause in music from KCBS via VOK, 28 degrees USward. I can`t believe how cheerful everyone is over there! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA SOUTH [non]. 9605, June 27 at 0114, KBSWR in Spanish via WHRI is missing, but back on at 0121 check. Normally very reliable; too bad KBS refuses to use a N American relay in English (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 960, June 27 at 0502 UT, Fox-hole of KGWA, Enid but bluesy tune weakly audible, so from WABG Mississippi? NO, soon followed at 0503 UT by ``103-1 KOFM`` ID. That`s its sibling station in Enid, transmitting country format from one of the three 960 towers: first time I`ve heard any such bleedthru in many months of monitoring these 5-minute dead air DX windows (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1340, June 27 at 0512 UT, C&W music, Dolly? Briefly dominant, seems to peak NNW/SSE just like KGHM would from Midwest City but it`s sports. Not new KGGS Garden City KS either, which is also sports. Who is C&W format around here? KIHN, Hugo in SE OK per NRC-AM log: sure would like a definite on that one, elusive in Enid. BTW, Bruce Winkelman in Tulsa reports that OK`s third 1340, KJMU Sand Springs, is silent again as of June 25, not heard since April (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OMAN. 15355, June 27 at 0121, RSO fair in Arabic talk and music. Knew I would find it here, since proper 9500 was missing at 0114 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980+, June 27 at 0101, R. Chaski carrier with some modulation audible, until cutoff at 0115:22.5*, six seconds later than yesterday. Remains slightly on the hi side, about one click on the 40 Hz steps of the DX-398, and also obviously higher pitch than e.g. RHC 6000; see also BRAZIL 5990 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 11825, June 27 at 1328, BS on WRMI is playing 10-second clips of him on WRMI 15190 after ``contracting with VOA`` to do this at several sites in Africa (really IBB Monitoring, standard procedure for many SW broadcasters), including Ghana, Madagascar, Ethiopia, Kenya, Zimbabwe, South Africa --- remote receivers installed at US embassies or other posts; altho they all sound noisy but readable, he seems quite satisfied with the results, boosting his insatiable ego (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** THAILAND. 15590, June 27 at 0122, nothing but a JBA carrier from presumed R. Thailand to North America. That`s the usual case in the 0000-0330 period, including the English portions at 0000-0100, 0200-0230, alternating 6 and 38 degree beams from a 250 kW transmitter at Udorn. We have better but unsatisfactory results from the service toward Australia on 9390 at 1230-1300 or 1400-1430. If HSK9 were serious about broadcasting to North America, as payback for IBB access to Udorn, they would insist on using relays via Greenville, which they once did but inexplicably abandoned (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 11995, June 27 at 0459, unknown music stops, dead air, pause, ``Welcome to the Voice of America in K----`` when cut off the air; had been good but with flutter. HFCC shows VOA Kurdish is supposed to air at 05-06 via VATICAN (violating Separation of Church and State), with nothing on 11995 before 0500. So SMG screwed it up. Unknown if came back on later (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also THAILAND

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1727 monitoring: missed confirming the Thu 1230 broadcast on WRMI 9955, overslept, but confident it aired on this reliable station.

Confirmed on WTWW-1, 9475, Thursday June 26 from 2100:30; simulcast on WBCQ 7490v only a JBA carrier here, but confirmed on webcast, almost synchronized with 9475 considering the webcast delay.

Also confirmed on WWRB, 5050, UT Friday June 27 starting at 0327:10 after a brief pause following the previous preacher. Initially overmodulated, then adjusted. Level on webcast back to normal. Next:

Saturday 0630 & 1430 on Hamburger Lokalradio, 7265-CUSB
Saturday 2330 on WTWW-2, 9930
UT Sunday 0030 on WRMI-9, 9495
UT Sunday 0400 on WTWW-1, 5830
UT Monday 0300v on Area 51 via WBCQ, 5109v-CUSB
Full schedule including many more webcasts, AM, FM, satellite:

** U S A. 12105, June 26 at 2012 check, WTWW-3 is in Brazuguese during this hour. June 27 at 0106, back to usual Pastor Pete Peters in English (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5050, June 27 at 0118, WWRB with non-BS preacher unlike 24 hours earlier; good, since that meant WOR would likely air circa 0327, and it did. Meanwhile, no BS at all to be heard from WWRB now, not on 3185 or 9370 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 550, re last report about Jim Bohannon new on KTRS:
``Unfortunately, the NRC AM Log 2013 on page xvii does not include Bohannon among ``Networks and Shows that they carry`` among many other national talkhosts``

NRC AM Radio Log editor Wayne Heinen replies: ``Glenn et al., Page xiii: Network Name Specialty:
Mt = Mutual Talk - Dist by Dial Global - Jim Bohannon, America in the Morning``

Yes, there he is, but you can`t look up Bohannon by alfabetical order in the other list. Anyhow, this will have to be updated as his network is again named ``Westwood One`` per his announcement and on his station finder page which leads also to (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Previous report omitted the day of month, fixed:

750, June 26 at 0602 UT, Spanish from east/west is atop WSB making a fast SAH, no doubt KAMA El Paso TX as previously identified, way out of whack. Am I the only one who has noticed or cares? Certainly not WSB. It`s supposed to be only 1 kW at night direxional westward, but sounds like it`s 10 kW day power, non-direxional or even worse. . . . [more!] [and it`s still there blocking WSB, <24 hours later on June 27 before 0600] (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 910, June 27 at 0521, YL weather on ``The Ranch AM``, seems NNE/SSW. That unique slogan goes right to KJJQ Volga SD (Brookings), per Google search and NRC AM Log; 500/500 watts. Nothing heard in Russian. Night pattern has minor lobe SSW toward us, major to the NE:

** U S A. 1120, June 27 at 0518 UT, YL with religious talk in English if I null KMOX, soon losing out. No KEOR OK Spanish gospel talk or praise music to be heard tonight in that position. Seems about N/S, so probably the new KTXW Manor (Austin) TX, having flipped from Spanish, authorized for 155 watts night. Another possibility would be WTWZ Clinton MS, REL/GOS per NRC AM Log, but supposed to be 10 kW daytimer only. See DXLD 14-19:

``The Christian Preaching format of "The Word" KLGO Austin has found a
new home. KLGO had broadcast most recently on 1490 until the debut of
"Fringe 105.3" on April 19 moved the Classic/Texas Country KOKE-FM
programming to 1490. . . new home for the format, which will take place on Monday, May 12. The KLGO format will debut on what is now Regional Mexican "La Z" 1120 KTXW Manor``. Per FCC AM Query, calls on 1120 have remained KTXW. Its night pattern is supposed to have deep nulls from NW thru NE to SE, including us and KMOX (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1220, June 27 at 0516 UT, ``WSLM, 97.9 FM with Kentuckiana weather`` from Accuweather, back to C&W music``. This Salem IN station has been cheating for months, obviously with 5 kW day power instead of 82 watts night. This gives it a great advantage over numerous other 1220 stations from Ohio to Kansas to Texas to Georgia, or beyond, which are allowed only low power at night to protect Cleveland, which itself has a tight null westward. In case WSLM is still observing its legal pattern, it`s a figure-8 slightly clockwise from east/west (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 710-, June 27 at 0525 UT, KCMO has lo audible het [LAH], about the same/opposite DF, and I believe it`s on the lo side, probably Mexican. There are a bunch of possibilities, and IIRC this has happened before, but not sure if ever identified.

The MW Offset list (almost half of which is really LW) is no help,
showing no Mexicans on 710 nor anything far enough off to produce a LAH (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1758 UT June 27