martedì 23 giugno 2015

Glenn Hauser logs June 21-22, 2015

** ANTARCTICA [non]. 9590, June 21 at 2130, JBA carrier from presumed BAS mid-winter special from BBCWS, Woofferton site UK: better than nothing which was the case 48 hours earlier during alleged test. Others further east heard it better and the other two frequencies, 5905 and 5985 were audible in Europe. Bryan Clark in NL, NI, NZ heard all three, 9590.02 best (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 11780.0, June 22 at 0522, RNA remains on-frequency, but remodulating again after dead air 24 hours earlier --- and so the filthy crackling spurs are back too around 11710, 11745 and 11815 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 540, June 22 at 0530, music and soon ID as ``La Ranchera de Paquimé``, since 5 kW XETX, Nuevo Casas Grandes, Chihuahua, continues to dominate the frequency instead of alleged 150 kW XEWA San Luís Potosí. Canned ID between all tunes (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. Sporadic E opening morning of June 21 continued from last report, all times UT:

1634 on 5, Sanborn`s ad --- store chain catering to American visitors

1637 on 3, promo for algo on [Televisa] Canal 5 net, Pantene ad

1648 on 6, MUF up to here with algo video and Spanish audio, CCI; I`m getting more audio on the TV set than 87.75 FM lacking external antenna

1656 on 5, video breaking into color, photos attempted, believe the bug in LR is Televisa-2 star

After noon CDT, I move to the porch to try to get some FM DX on the PL-880 and/or DX-398. Nothing at all making it on the few open spaces below 92 MHz, but I boldly tune higher

1707 on 87.75, some TV ch A6 Spanish audio is barely audible; 1710 better with some historical narration

1711 on 93.1, single word audible ``romántica`` overcomes Kansas. The only such station on 93.1 in Cantú as of Feb was XHEI in San Luís Potosí, but calling it definite would be a stretch based on one word. WTFDA database however agrees, only this:
XHEI-FM 93.1 MEXQUITIC DE CARMONA SLP 25.0 25.0 0.0 0.0 22.1554 101.0645 Spanish ROMANTICA/W RADIO + AM 1070 ROMANTICA
[Numbers are: horizontal and vertical kW ERP[?], H & V height above average terrain in meters, obviously unknown as in many cases, geo coordinates to great precision].

City to city distance: 1610 km = 1001 statute miles
[I remain impressed by which rarely fails to come thru with small obscure locations like Mexquitic in its database. It`s so much less trouble than entering exact geo coordinates for sites and me; close enough, as I am not competing for anything; likewise presumed IDs]

1714 on 99.5, Spanish music and RDS displays ROMANCE, then more completely, ALEJANDR / A LAS 12 / CON / ROMANCE. This program title is confirmed at 
which is XHLS, Guadalajara, Jalisco. Their webcast rudely autolaunches whether you want it or not, with slogan matching homepage, ``Romance 99.5 - Ponlo en tu corazón``. Some ACI from KNAH on 99.7. City-to-city distance, Guadalajara to Enid: 1831 km = 1138 statute miles

1718 on 92.3, Spanish ad with two phone numbers given once extremely rapidly. No one could possibly remember or copy them without an extremely unusual brain. 1720 possible ID by super-hype voice actor, but fading. There is a Fiesta Mexicana, XHBIO in Guadalajara, should this match 99.5, but plenty of others

1722 on 93.9, Spanish talk. There is an Imagen Guadalajara, XHSC should this match 99.5, but plenty of others

1723 on 95.5, Spanish music, ACI from local 95.7 KXLS, so PL-880 fine-tuning down to 95.47 or so helps. This too could be Guadalajara, XHRO, La Mejor

Then MUF plunge, nothing more on FM, but back to the TV DX at 1735, still CCI on 2 thru 6

1825 on 2, now the CCI is down mostly to this channel only, and I quit monitoring for a few hours

2215 on 2, algo video CCI

2219 on 2, bug in UR like an X but maybe the script T V of XHFM Veracruz

2222 on 2, fútbol, unknown bug in UR. A Copa América game is now underway since 2130, Brasil vs Venezuela at Santiago de Chile, presumably this via some Mexican (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1778 monitoring: confirmed Sunday June 21 at 2100 on WRMI 15770; and at 2300 on WRMI 11580, sufficient. Just barely audible at 0301 UT Monday June 22 on 5110-, CUSB, WBCQ, but by 0305 nothing at all audible here. Seems it`s always *something* on this transmission. John Carver in IN confirms that 5110 went off the air about 0304; meanwhile Area 51 webcast continued with WOR to 0330, after some extraneous entertainment when Johnny Lightning was cut off at 0300; he had said he was running until midnight this week = 0400 UT, and maybe he was, on his own webcast. Next WOR chances:
1100 UT Tuesday WRMI 9955
0630 UT Wednesday HLR 7265-CUSB
1315 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955
1430 UT Wednesday HLR 7265-CUSB
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v

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This report dispatched at 1609 UT June 22