domenica 21 giugno 2015

Glenn Hauser logs June 20-21, 2015

** CANADA. The ch A2 analog CTV station in the Maritimes, CJCH5, is in NS, not NB as I misstated in last report. Per the WTFDA list:
it`s only one sesqui-kW at Sheet Harbour NS, so getting that by double-hop would be extraordinary, rather than plain old CHBX SSM full-power at single-hop (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHILE [and non]. 12365-USB, June 20 at 2139, figuring this would be a likely time for another Copa América game (if the tournament isn`t over), so strain to hear CBV relaying one here --- yes, JBA talk at near-imagination level. I was surprised to read that others were not hearing this as well as I was last week. No signal from 15345v LRA Argentina which ought to be on now; off, or degraded propagation? 

BUT: There happens to be another utility talker on 12365-USB, Aussie marine weather from VMC, Charleville, Queensland, more likely the trace I heard, and CBV is likely to QRM it when really on.

Per schedule
June 20 starting at 2130 UT was Argentina vs Jamaica at Viña del Mar. But hardly essential listening for Chileans or Pascuans.

For Sunday June 21:
1900 UT, Colombia vs Perú at Temuco
2130 UT, Brasil vs Venezuela at Santiago

Next match is not until Wed June 24 at 2330 UT involving Chile, when a 12365 relay will surely be required (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. CNR1 jammers, morning of June 20: none in 16s, 14s, 13s, 12s

15775, June 20 at 1337, CNR1 jammer, poor; per Aoki, target is only a 0.1 kW Sound of Hope nuisance transmitter on Taiwan, which is usually the case, u.o.s., especially toward band-edges or WOOB.

15970, June 20 at 1337, CNR 1 jammer, fair

15340, June 20 at 1339, CNR1 jammer, good vs CCI which must be Reach Beyond Australia, which is always in Hindi at this semihour! But Aoki shows this is also another SOH 0.1 kW channel, so tough luck, RBA! You may want to have a word with your religionist kin, the Falun Gong.

15265, June 20 at 1344, CNR1 jammer, fair, always plus a het this hour only, tnx to off-frequency 250 kW R. Taiwan International

15115, June 20 at 1345, CNR1 jammer, good with usual CCI, target VOA Chinese via THAILAND (and 14-15 via Philippines)

18990, June 20 at 1346, CNR1 jammer, good! vs unheard RFA Tibetan via Kuwait, this hour, this frequency on Sats & Weds only

17485, June 20 at 1425, CNR1 jammer, good; Aoki shows VOA Tibetan via Thailand, but M/W/F only and this is Saturday. VOA varied jumparound, or mistake? 

BTW, CRI East Turkistan in English on 17630 is not so good today, compared to the jammers which must be further east in China. 17660 CNR8 Korean is also VG today (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 16180, Sat June 20 at 2137, 5-digit YL Spanish numbers mixed with digital noises, VG signal, presumably a 250-kW = RHC transmitter. I found this only after hearing her on 17570 mixing with local KCRC 1390, thus an overload on the PL-880, and 17570 minus 1390 = 16180 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 11930 & 9565, Sat June 20 at 2140, heavy jamming vs mostly crowd noise, presumably R. Martí with a silly ballgame being broadcast but blocked by Big Brothers. Mustn`t encourage escaping by Cubéisbol stars to become gusano millionaires (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EGYPT. 9965, June 21 at 0134, R. Cairo, good signal but JBM music in Arabic service

9315, June 21 at 0134, R. Cairo, fair in Spanish with hum, somewhat undermodulated but not distorted

12070, June 21 at 0135, R. Cairo, VG signal in Spanish somewhat distorted but readable, and running one sesqui-second behind 9315! Does this mean one is Abis and the other Abu Zaabal site? Normally overnight, only Abis is scheduled.

11935, June 21 at 0136, R. Cairo Spanish is suptorted, and synchro with 12070, not 9315; and 11935 is axually about 5 dbu stronger than 12070 on the PL-880 meter. Sometimes 11935 is very weak by comparison (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO [and non?]. Lots of sporadic E June 20, but very frustrating, as mostly weak signal CCI on channel 2 video, seldom even audio to ascertain whether Spanish or English. Anyhow, all in UT:

1541 on 2, algo video; lots of fading in and out, nothing logable for hours

1821 on 2, a bit of Spanish audio; more in and out video CCI

2203 on 2, constant bug in UR looks rather like an X, plus two lines of tiny text to its right which may well be call and location or something else IDable if I could only make it out. Closest thing to design is the TeleVer script T V logo as in Danny`s channel 2 reference, i.e. XHFM Veracruz (which my antenna is aimed at anyway); again visible at 2228; 2235 when dogs are featured on rest of screen

2246 on 2, now a small bug in LR, probably star of Televisa-2; heavy CCI continues

UT June 21:
0021 on 4, algo, variety show? Spanish audio; also usual CCI on 2

0113 on 4, ``en el Trece``, audio promo, so Azteca 13 net

** NORTH AMERICA. 6950-USB, June 21 at 0140, pirate music, country? Very poor, and slight reduced carrier? But that may rather be from remnant of my local KCRC 1390 x 5 harmonic. Numerous logs here, all out of states eastward from OK, say it was XLR8, until 0150* or 0152*:
I also noted an AM carrier only on 6955 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA [non non]. 88.1, June 20 at 1452 UT, there is a sporadic E opening, supposed way up thru the FM band, so I am checking out the lowest open FM channels here. Altho I would rather hear `Radio Lab` about relativity on KWOU Woodward OK, since there is area morning tropo enhancement from KS and OK, to confuse things. Promo for some church event in Chesapeake VA! That leads to the nearest 88.1, WHOV in Hampton VA, 2/8 kW, 59/59 meters. Hmm, or is it?

Another Es check of 88.1 hours later, June 20 at 2122 UT, commercial (er, underwriting) from Greg Garrett Realty in Hampton Roads, on to gospel music. Same station still/again?? 88.1 is fading completely in and out like Es, but I soon find it is // and synchronized with our Oasis Network translator in Enid on 89.1, K206CA, which supposedly relays KNYD 90.5 Broken Arrow OK, instead of accessible KMSI 88.1 Moore OK, which is the station I am really getting thru the turbulent hot 94-degree summer afternoon troposphere.

Tho mostly Okie, Oasis does have an affiliate in VA, WYCS in Yorktown/Hampton, but it`s on 91.5 with no known translators, while WHOV 88.1 is unrelated, at Essence Hampton University, format black gospel/jazz, per WTFDA FM Database. The Oasis website clinches it at
which includes Greg Garrett Realty! So beware if you hear local Virginia (or Ohio) sponsors on an Oasis Network frequency which is really in Oklahoma (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 17855, Sat June 20 at 2131, REE is VG on NAm beam, 45-54 dbu, can even broaden bandwidth on the PL-880 to 9 kHz --- but no stupid ballgame! Surely there are some, but REE must not have the SW rights. Instead, music show, featuring classic American rock tunes, all in English! But presented in Castilian. First one at tune-in something about melting icecaps. 2132, Richard Harley(?) in Elvis style, ``Pretty Feet``; mentions Rod Stewart, ``Hot Lips`` (or ``Legs``? I don`t know much about this genre and generally don`t care to); At 2137 I check the other frequencies and all three are on, in descending order of strength here: 17715 good, 15490 poor, 15450 very poor. 2148, still hard rock in English, no SBG; 2150 YL sings in English, ``The End of My Nose`` but just a fragment, then ``Tongue`` as announced. 2150, ``Can`t Take My Eyes Off of You``, and wrapping up. I guess the theme was body-parts, à la Wolverine Radio. 2200 sign-off and IS keeps
 playing past 2203+. 

Marty Delfín of El País in Madrid tells us there is serious talk at REE about resuming English on SW, but I doubt this is what they had in mind! Yet 17855 would be a lot better than 6055 as before.

So what show was this? Schedule grid
claims nothing but `Tablero Deportivo` Saturdays 14-22 UT. But this 24 hour grid doesn`t really reflect what they put on SW, weekdays 18-22 UT either --- I know I have heard `Españoles en la Mar` sometimes, but it`s not shown on there (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5110-, CUSB, June 20 at 0532, WBCQ is on again with BS, but VP signal unlike no signal 24 hours before (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9475 & 5830, June 20 at 1335, WTWW-1 is AWOL from both its possible frequencies.

12105, June 21 at 0137, WTWW-3 is off instead of until 0200, but 9475 and 5085 are on (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1280, KSOK Arkansas City KS, is still off the air, afternoon of June 20 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VATICAN. 11730, June 21 at 0139, Vatican Radio opening English segment to S Asia with schedule including another broadcast at ``3:28 pm``, into discussion of this Sunday`s liturgy. I guess they refer to the Sunday-only Angelus at 1000-1030 to numerous targets not including S Asia, per EiBi (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0341 UT June 21