lunedì 25 agosto 2014

Glenn Hauser logs August 25, 2014

** AUSTRALIA. 9580 & 12065, et al., Aug 25 during 12 UT hour hearing talk show, so recheck R. Australia online schedule. Here`s the new lineup for prime morning listening hours in NAm:

11-12 UT: Mon Into the Music; Tue AWAYE; Wed Radiotonic; Thu Speaking Out/Pacific Break; Fri By Design/First Bite; Sat Grandstand continues; Sun Download This Show/Rare Collexions

12-13 UT: Mon Science Show; Tue-Fri The World = TV news soundtrack still exists; Sat Grandstand concludes; Sun Sunday Night till 16

13-14 UT: Mon-Thu Daily Planet; Fri Keys to Music (classical); Sat Sat Night Country till 16; Sun Sunday Night till 16 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 16100, Aug 25 at 1241, CNR1 jammer, fair signal; no others audible 16-19+ MHz. This is often the first frequency I check, most reliable. I`m wondering if the RFA Tibetan service via Kuwait is still on the 18-19 MHz band, as jammers unheard for a while, but it`s just poor propagation:

18930, Aug 25 at 1322, very poor talk but I can match it to CNR1 jammer on 11785; 18930 is in fact the Monday-only RFA frequency during this hour (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13740, Aug 25 at 0127, RHC remains off this frequency evenings, still propagating on 15230 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EGYPT. 9315, Aug 25 at 0112, R. Cairo Spanish modulation suppressed and distorted tho the signal level is good

9965, Aug 25 at 0112, R. Cairo Arabic, very good signal, adequate modulation but always with whine

11710, Aug 25 at 0112, R. Cairo Spanish still off but a JBA carrier from algo, possibly this on QRP?? Nothing else listed at this hour in Aoki. Since it`s only UT Monday, Argentina is off 11711-

12070, Aug 25 at 0113, R. Cairo Spanish is humroar only here, except for bits of scratching, presumably modulation trying to break thru, and splatting a bit plus/minus 10 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GREECE. 9935 // 9420, Aug 25 at 0113, ERTOpen is on with Greek music, VG signals here and VP on 15630. At 0518, 9420 // 9935 still audible with music, but declined to fair and poor (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IRAN. 21470, Aug 25 at 1244, Chinese talk, not CNR1, poor signal but the SSOB, a bit better than 21505 Saudi or 21540 Kuwait; soon find the same on 21650, but not synchronized. At 1250 IRIB IS is playing on both, and 21470 goes off at 1250:42* while 21650 lasts a bit past 1253. VIRI is indeed sked in 500 kW Chinese on both at 1150-1250: 21470, 76 degrees from Sirjan, and 21650, 65 degrees from Kamalabad.

15520, Aug 25 at 1327, Qur`anish music, very poor with flutter; 1330 announcement and unfamiliar fanfare, talk, news? Must be only thing scheduled, also per Aoki, VIRI in Urdu at 1250-1420, 500 kW, 109 degrees from Kamalabad (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 960, Aug 25 at 0503 UT during local KGWA Fox-hole of open carrier/dead air, after Mexican NA, XEK Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas calls itself ``La Estación Grande``. It`s interesting how during this pentaminute, sometimes XEK dominates, sometimes ABC News reverbing between San Angelo and Shenandoah, but no sign of them tonight or lately. Is it just propagation, or are the US stations sometimes out of whack, audiblizing themselves? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 780, Aug 25 at 0531 UT check, 250-watt daytimer KSPI Stillwater is *still* running open carrier all night, obvious via groundwave here with WBBM nulled (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1640, Aug 25 at 0546 UT, KZLS Enid-Hennessey-OKC is in open carrier/dead air, except always with hum. AGAIN/Still? so at next check 1203 UT. Finally at 1206 UT a solo YL rendition of the national anthem, as if it were a deliberate sign-on?, hard rock theme and into ``The Ride with Reid`` Mullins, local talkshow. He bids farewell to ex-OK congresscritter Ernest Istook, who had been doing a show here at 11 am until last Friday, but stand by for ``the biggest announcement in 25 years in OKC``. A new show which has never *officially* been on the air in OK, to replace Istook from 11 am [16+ UT] today. Reid keeps teasing about this to be revealed at the end of his own show.

So stemming my revulsion at his anti-Democratic, far-right Republican diatribes, including denigrating Michael Brown on the day of his funeral, I keep listening with one ear off and on. This allows me to perceive what a sorry excuse for a radio station KZLS is, not only from the programming but from the technical standpoint. Modulation is interrupted unpredictably for varying periods of time; STL problem? This has been going on for ages. At 1257-1300+ UT just OCDA and hum; 1318 UT he`s back talking politix (what else?). Blaze `news` is interrupted at 1403 UT for 3 minutes of DA, till 1406 UT Reid resumes; at 1407 he mentions that the new show was formerly heard only on pirate stations in OK.

Now I`m quite sure he`s referring to Alex Jones, whose live broadcast is at 11 am -2 pm CT (hmmm, what a coincidence, same time as Rush), because I myself had heard Jones on OKC and Enid FM pirates. 1427 UT during weather, mod cuts off again, on and off during car dealer ad (his only sponsor? Heard same several times), still off past 1431 UT; 1449 UT DA again; at 1455 he`s now promised the Big Announcement will be next, but guess what?? DEAD AIR AGAIN past 1501 UT so I turn off in disgust. 1526 UT check: DA; 1557 UT check still DA. 1600 UT comes alive with part of an ad, Blaze news. 1608 UT confirmed: Alex Jones - Infowars finally starts (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OMAN. 9500, Aug 25 at 0117, RSO good with Qur`an rather than on equally probable 15355, 15140 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PAPUA NEW GUINEA. 3260 & 3385, Aug 25 at wakeup 1157, carriers with some audio from NBC stations only on these frequencies; too much storm noise from Kansas. At 1201, 3260 is in talk, 3385 in music; at 1213, 3385 still audible, 3260 not and presumed off. Today`s sunrise: 1157 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, Aug 25 at 0106, R. Chaski still AWOL (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOLOMON ISLANDS. 5020-, Aug 25 at I catch the SIBC carrier cutoff at 1158:36*. Assumed still on 5020.0, and did not pin down the frequency, but at 1123, Wolfgang Büschel had put it on 5019.878, so back to the old transmitter (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SRI LANKA. 11905, Aug 25 at 0114, SLBC carrier, 0114:46 music starts, mistimesignal ends `early` at 0115:17.5 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SWEDEN. 9295-USB, Aug 25 at 0109, R. Nord Revival with better signal than 24 hours earlier, but still weak; music, running-water ute QRM intermittently; W&M dialog in Swedish; 0121 announcement and jingle; made out countdown to song in English, 5-4-3-2-1, rating SINPO now generously as 2-4-3-4-2; 0122 laser SFX; 0129 Swedish talk mixed with music; 0131 maybe mentions Radio Nord, first time `ID` heard; more H2O; 0139 more Swedish dialog. Is this the last day on air, or to continue?? Recheck at 0522, can`t hear it. Last night, Mick Delmage says it went off at 0507* (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5085 & 12105, Aug 25 at 0126, both WTWW-2 and WTWW-3 are off, but 9475, WTWW-1 remains on. 3 has been off for several days already, now joined by 2. 5085 & 9930 are off at 1217 Aug 25, while 5830 is on. They are obviously suffering critical technical/operational problems (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 11550 // much weaker 12050, Aug 25 at 1225-1228, great organ music by Handel (I think), interlude in daily mass from WEWN, back to banal Latin/English, with voiceovers in banal Spanish (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 750, Aug 25 at 0531 UT, KAMA El Paso TX is *still* owning the channel, with Spanish talk from Univisión América, totally blotting out any WSB; presumably not only non-direxional, but 10 kW day power illegally (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1637 UT August 25