domenica 28 settembre 2014

Glenn Hauser logs September 28, 2014

** CUBA. 6165, Sept 28 at 0108, still 0122, 0133, RHC in wrong language, Spanish instead of English, leaving the latter to only a paltry unifrequency, 6000. Several others checked were also in proper Spanish instead of English to compensate: 5040, 6060, 6070, 11670, 11760, 11840; probably JBA 9810, 15230.

6165, next check at 0509 Sept 28, it`s *still* in Spanish, but now there is English on usual quadrifrequency overkill of 5040, 6000, 6060, 6100 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EGYPT. 9315, Sept 28 at 0111, R. Cairo Spanish service, almost dead air except for traces at modulation peaks

9965, Sept 28 at 0114, R. Cairo, Arabic, undermodulated and whining

11710, Sept 28 at 0116, R. Cairo Spanish, fair signal but dead air

12070, Sept 28 at 0116, R. Cairo Spanish, dead air except whine (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GREECE. 9420 & 9935, Sept 28 at 0111 & 0113, ERTOpen with music, good signals, and JBA on 15630 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDIA. 15410, Sept 28 at 1129, talk in Thai past 1130, poor with flutter, yet one of the better signals on band at this hour. Aoki shows it`s AIR at 1115-1200, 250 kW, 120 degrees from Panaji, GOA site (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 870, Sept 28 at 1158, Mexican music, presumably not XETAR which is a daytimer starting at 1200. This one loops further south; remnant WWL easily nulled. 1200 SEP federal PSA, then PSAs for the state of Zacatecas! 1203 AM & FM ID for 89.1 and 870, Radio [two syllables]. No 870 Zacs in WRTH 2014 or IRCA 2013, but Cantú shows a newish entry still lacking any power info:
870 XEXM Radio Jerez + FM 89.1 Zacatecas, Zac. (Desde Jerez)
IRCA cross-reference shows this call was previously on 1150. WRTH agrees it was 5/1 kW there, so 870 is presumably an upgrade; and full name of place is Jerez de García Salinas. It would have been the very last entry as ZC08 but the state-by-state station info ends with ZC07!

Via Cantú the closest thing to a website is FB for the Zer Group,
but in which I find only a passing reference to Zacatecas in Sept 2013. Apparently the group has been growing, adding new outlets, mostly FM, over the past year. Header mentions these states only: Aguascalientes, Zacatecas. México DF, Jalisco, Colima, Sonora. In the DF, Zer has the 1650 X-bander which still eludes me.

By 1203 a SAH is showing, and by 1209 XETAR is taking over 870 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 920, Sept 28 at 1205, choral Mexican anthem, heavy QRM but roughly from SSW, 1207 full ID but unreadable. Two from Coahuila and one from Chihuahua most likely (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 980, Sept 28 at 1212, kids choral Mexican anthem at odd hour, maybe overslept, loops WSW, 1213 instead of full ID, right into ``Buenos días`` by live announcer, but no details, into music. Chihuahua or maybe Sonora likely. At 1217, not necessarily same station, 5-letter call which would only be XEDCH in Delicias, Chihuahua; and another call tentatively XENR which is Melchor Múzquiz, Coahuila (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1170, Sunday Sept 28 at 1156 UT, rock music from KFAQ + IBOC noise, also after 1200 UT. This is supposed to be a talk station. Schedule at
shows Sunday at 7-7:30 am [CDT], `The Place for Parties`, with no further link, but I suppose that could explain the music, altho who`s partying at 7 am Sunday? (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, Sept 28 at 0100, JBA carrier from R. Chaski until cutoff at 0101:53*, confirming autotimer reset to some 10 minutes earlier in the last few days (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SRI LANKA. 11905, Sept 28 at 0114, SLBC open carrier, poor with flutter; 0114:46 music starts; 2+1 timesignal ends at 0115:18, right on mistime (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1739 monitoring: confirmed another replay of last week`s on WRMI, 5950, UT Sunday Sept 28 after 0100. Only poor signal but no CCI or ACI, Bolivia off?

WORLD OF RADIO 1740 monitoring: confirmed on KVOH, 9975, UT Sunday Sept 28 from 0131, good signal, some hum. Next:

UT Monday 0259v 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
Friday 2130 on WRMI 7570 & 15770 (probably instead of 1741)

** U S A. 9955, Sunday Sept 28 at 1142, WRMI good signal but LAH from TAIWAN, during S/SW Asian fill music, 1145 into `Tell the World Ministry` as CCI grows. Until 1145 was supposed to be `Sound Doctrine`, the same show which was also missing Thursday at 1300. WRMI has a nice selexion of international fill music we always anticipate.

Jeff White explains why all the WRMI frequencies were off Sept 27 at 0527: ``power outage`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VIETNAM [non]. 12005, Sept 28 at 0117, VOV in English is very poor, as the MUF is down: it won`t take much of a disturbance to knock out this darker and darker path from UK, yet destined to stay here another month. Time to shift to Ascension or lower band already (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. TP carrier search, Sept 28 at 1149-1153: JBA carriers on 774, 594, 693, 1053, not checked higher; likely Japan & Korea. Our sunrise today: 1224 UT (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1527 UT September 28