venerdì 30 gennaio 2015

Glenn Hauser logs January 29-30, 2015

** AUSTRALIA. 9580, 5995, 5940, Jan 30 at 1358, RA with jazz music, presumably fill after Fidler talk show, 1359.5 promo for `Between the Lines` on RN, Sundays at 10 am [UT Saturdays 2300], 1400 switch to Triple J.

Less than 24 hours left for the old 6-transmitter Radio Australia; from 1300 Jan 31, cut to only 3, fortunately retaining 9580 USward at 09-21. Broadcast Australia, Shepparton, could still rent out the extras, but has no way of accessing live feeds other than via satellite, says Keith Perron (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 11710, Jan 30 at 0619, second-order spur from RNA/RNB 11780.1v is audible here 70 kHz down, crackling away, weaker than first-orders 35 kHz away around 11745 and 11815, but can`t hear a match on 11850. 11710 will of course QRM neighbor RAE Argentina earlier in evenings, but what do they care? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 9200, Jan 30 at 1457, CNR1 jammer, fair, off after 1500. Per Aoki, the excuse for 9200 is the possibility of a 100-watt Sound of Hope nuisance transmitter on Taiwan any time between 2054 and 1600, which presumably just went off too. No search for more up to 19 MHz, but doubt the higher bands were propagating from East Jammerstan today (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) CHINA [non]. See CUBA

** CUBA. 9570, Jan 30 at 1400, CRI English relay supposed to be over now, but still going, opening CRI News. I quickly check the next frequency, 15700 and it is already on plus hum, so these are two separate transmitters, confirmed with two receivers, both heard at once briefly until 15700 crashes from 1401* to *1402 resuming. Recheck at 1532, Paul says it`s :35 minutes past the hour! amid bigger hum.

15230, Jan 30 at 1534, open carrier/dead air, usual weak but steady signal, presumably RHC supposed to be on until 1600 like 15370 which is nominal (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GREECE. 9935, Jan 30 at 0617, ERTOpen is motorboating here but clear on stronger // 9420 in Greek (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IRAN. 13570, Jan 30 at 1529, Qur`an-like singing, fair signal vs CODAR, 1530 three chimes and news theme, Arabic ID for VIRI. It`s Kamalabad at 1020-1700 per Aoki, 259 degrees with 500 kW (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KURDISTAN [non]. 9400, Jan 30 at 1440, via PRIDNESTROVYE, ``Denge Kurdistane`` ID amid Kurdish vocal music concert, much stronger than adjacent 9395 Global 24 apparently with NHK relay. At 1455, fast SAH starts on 9400 from some other station, 1459 unID music modulation mixing. DK does not start talking until 1503. By 1526 final check, not much is left. Nothing to account for this in Aoki or EiBi, but HFCC shows a registration from Spaceline in Sofia, Bulgaria on 9400 both before and after 1500 with DRM in English (and this is not DRM).

I also try this on Entering 9400, it also brings up all adjacent 9395 and 9405 listings, and starts searching before all the blanx are filled in, i.e. the exact time, lacking a GO button. Nothing else here on 9400 other than FEBC until 1400*. I suspect it is the Bulgarian transmitter, known to test this and that on 9400 without notice. Could even be another relay of Denge Kurdistane. Nothing recently from Ivo Ivanov about 9400, but I expect he`ll be looking into it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. Another minor winter sporadic-E opening, but we value any and all of them: analog channel A2, Jan 30 at 0026 UT, antenna still stuck south, weak video CCI and traces of audio, but can`t be sure it`s in Spanish. 6m Es map shows multiple paths crossing somewhere between Little Rock and Memphis, so not ideal for Mexico to here, but estimated MUF 58 MHz i.e. enough to propagate channel 2 video, just like I am getting. At 0059 it`s a bit stronger, enough to clearly see the Azteca 7 big bug number in the upper-right corner, during a movie/drama, so it`s likely the common XHTAU in Tampico, Tamaulipas. How much longer will it remain in analog on 2? Time is running out. And this opening soon fades tho I leave ch 2 on for a few hours more (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. Digital cable channel 59, via Suddenlink here in Enid has been activated as of Jan 29, encountered Jan 30 at 1515 UT with something labeled EL REY, so is it in Spanish? No, playing Miami Vice after Miami Vice in original English. Checking TVGuide online skeds for it, lots of M.V., other action movies and old series, and lots of infomercial time. What a waste. Logobug in LR is a crooked golden crown.

``El Rey (TV network) El Rey (Spanish for The King) is an English language American television channel targeting Latino audiences. Launched by Robert Rodríguez in 2013 in a deal with Univisión, it is available on Comcast, DirecTV, Time Warner Cable, Cox Communications and Dish Network``, says the top search hit.

Suddenlink has also moved BBC America from high tier to DCC 76, extended basic. Too bad that spends so much time on lowbrow stuff, Star Trek reruns, etc., too little news, rather than current BBC TV fare as in the UK. But I suppose we`ll get to see the next series of Dr Who from Wales ASAP, which would be when? (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SUDAN [non]. 15555, Jan 30 at 1532, open carrier/dead air from SMG VATICAN site instead of scheduled R. Dabanga at 1530-1627. Recheck at 1536 the transmitter is off, gave up? Who is to blame for such outages? R. Dabanga studio? Common carrier, satellite? feed to VR? Master control in the Vatican? ST link to SMG? Or SMG itself? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TIBET [non]. 15525, Jan 30 at 1406, V. of Tibet via MADAGASCAR fair, so with BFO I wait for it to jump to 15530, which it does a few seconds after 1407. Are they still faking out the ChiCom jammers with this tactic? None audible on either, before or after 1407 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1758 monitoring: no show at 2201 UT Thursday Jan 29 on Global 24 via WRMI 9395: instead, `Dialogos Greece`, scheduled at 21-22 Thursdays, keeps on playing past 2200 with commentary, 2204 music; just running late bumping us? Or permanent change? No explanation received from station. After 2230, `Blues Radio International` is playing as usual; WOR 1758 does appear at next scheduled time, UT Friday Jan 30 at 0001:10 on 9395, fair. Next:

Fri 2130 on WRMI 7570 & 15770
Sat 0730 & 1530 on Hamburger Lokalradio 7265-CUSB
Sat 1000 on WRMI 5850
Sun 0231 on KVOH 9975
Sun 2300 on WRMI 11580
Mon 0400v on Area 51 via WBCQ 5110v
Mon 2201 on Global 24 via WRMI 9395
Tue 1200 on WRMI 9955
Wed 0401 on Global 24 via WRMI 9395
Wed 0730 & 1530 on Hamburger Lokalradio 7265-CUSB
Wed 1415 on WRMI 9955
Wed 2200 on WBCQ 7490v
Wed 2201 on Global 24 via WRMI 9395

** U S A. 17775, Friday Jan 30 at 1535, YL with testimonio en Spanish, not `Frecuencia al Día` which I was expecting to hear, but current KVOH schedule shows `Luis Palau Responde`, then 1600-1630 Fri & Mon for FaD. I check link to
and find outdated info there, claiming KVOH time is 1500-1530, which would be the DST/summer timing barring any further changes. Also wrong time on WBCQ, which changed several weeks ago (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1480, Jan 30 at 1410 UT, music, into YL with news headlines, weather from Newschannel 3, several IDs as ``AM 14-80 WBBP``, atop the CCI; this time employing the FRG-7 with east-west longwire mainly for SW. WBBP is in Memphis TN, day power 5 kW ND, format UC:GOS per NRC AM Log. Radio-locator puts the site cross SW of Memphis bullseye but still east of the River, i.e. really in TN. It`s over a semihour past local sunrise here in Enid, yet upper-band skywave still in from the east; in fact, WLAC 1510 Nashville ID still audible at 1427 UT vs the het from Independence (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1680, Jan 30 at 1418 UT, C&W music, two live DJs discuss event in Mississippi, 1422 UT mattress ad ``right here in Monroe, tell them ---- from K-104 sent you`` [for a kickback?]. K-104 refers to KJLO-FM, 97 kW in Monroe LA, so must be simulcast now with 1680 KRJO, not mentioned as such either in the WTFDA FM database nor in the NRC AM Log (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VATICAN [and non]. 15770-15775-15780, Jan 30 at 1531, QRDRM to the BS on 15770 WRMI, i.e. Vatican Radio as scheduled 1530-1600 in English due eastward from SMG for the huge DRM audience in S Asia, but as usual plenty signal leaking here to the northwest (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also SUDAN [non]

This report despatched at 1822 UT January 30