martedì 23 giugno 2015

Glenn Hauser logs June 23, 2015

** AUSTRALIA. 9580, June 23 at 1245, RA relaying `The World` ABC TV newshour, as anchorette refers to same-sex marriage being legal in 30 of the 51 states! --- did I miss something??? But how many Americans know offhand how many states Australia has? Let`s see, discount ACT and VL8-land; when are they going to statify that territory? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 4925.2, June 23 at 0129, poor signal with music, which has to be the characteristic off-frequency of ZYF282, R. Educação Rural, Tefé, Amazonas. Also some signal on 4885 presumably Pará (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** BRAZIL. 11780, June 23 around 0615, RNA/RNB is remarkably weak, instead of the SSOB, due to major geomagnetic storm, yet another southern signal from another angle, 11725 RNZI is quite stronger.

11780, June 23 at 1234, surprised to find RNA audible here with fair signal; usually unmaking it over full daytime path, but propagation is still quite disturbed. At neither time is the fundamental strong enough to audiblize the spurs, a blessing! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** EGYPT. 9964.58 approx., June 23 at 0124, R. Cairo, Arabic, first heard at 0106 with good signal but just barely modulated

9315.2 approx., June 23 at 0124, R. Cairo, Spanish, first heard at 0106, fair signal, no modulation except for whine, which is what we used to hear on 9965v, and 9315.0 used to be the one on-frequency, so transmitter switcheroo?

11935.04 approx., June 23 at 0125, R. Cairo, Spanish, first noted at 0106 with fair signal, modulation spikes only, much like 12070. This one slightly on the hi side

12070.04 approx., June 23 at 0125, R. Cairo, Spanish, first noted at 0106 with good signal, modulation spikes only much like 11935, only slightly on the hi side (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENIN DIGEST)

** GUATEMALA. 4055, June 23 at 0612, R. Verdad has just reached quick sign-off announcements in Spanish and English, starting multi-verse national anthem; fair signal. Around 0545 I had noticed the preaching was in English (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUYANA. 3290-, June 23 at 0611, very poor signal with some modulation, from VOG; noise level low enough to audiblize it this much even in summer (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IRAN. 9845, June 23 at 0109, Qur`an, poor with flutter, new signal tnx to VIRI which has added Turkish service at 0020-0120 for Ramadaners. Per Aoki, 9845 is 500 kW, 310 degrees from Sirjan until July 16. Fortunately, it`s over before time for Tirana at +0130 on 9850.

This is to listen to while gorging before dawn = *0148 UT today in Ankara, e.g. One could hardly call it breakfast, but pre-fast, while our ordinary morning meal is breaking a fast only in the sense we weren`t eating while sleeping. The Ramadan break-fast, literally is after dusk, 1754 UT in Ankara. Allowing Ramadan to occur at midsummer makes for a very long fast of 16+ hours. Moslems in Australia have it easy! 

This website
had a pop up ad (courtesy Googleads), ``How to: lift saggy skin`` with a very revealing image of a scantliy-clad woman`s abdomen; shame! I went there to find when Ramadan would precess to northern winter, but this goes only until 2020y when it will be mostly in May. Wiki says it takes 33+ years to traverse the full 12 months, so let`s guess January by circa 2030y Christian.

Speaking of abdomen, the Enid Eagle recently published a story referring to an ``abdominal crime``! Ha ha. How we miss Jay Leno (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 710.0, June 23 at 0607, ``Soy Soldado``, super-patriotic, militaristic recitation in progress and clearly audible, to fortify the equally s-p-m national anthem. From XEDP, Ciudad Cuauhtémoc, Chihuahua; not off-frequency tonight, and dominating channel with its alleged 100-watt night power (7 kW day). A few nights ago this was running before 0600 UT, so sign-off time must vary widely (or is it just amid a 24-hour run?) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 900, June 23 at 0604 UT, open FM STL noise dominates channel, loops NE/SW, no doubt the usual XEDT, Ciudad Cuauhtémoc, Chihuahua, 5/1.5 kW per Cantú. Are they paying anyone to engineer this? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. Don`t you believe 6m Es maps which show hardly any activity, only in NW and NE USA! Analog TV DX on NTSC A-system channels, all times UT, June 23:

1439 on 2, fade-in Foro, Televisa net 4 as evidenced by f bug in LR

1620 on 2, fade-in Televisa-5 net bug in LR, with animation

1622 on 2, fade-in snow free sports news show, no bugs visible, but running tweets at bottom; then plug for Fundación Televisa by YL on screen, with large across bottom

1627 on 2, exercise segment with Televisa-2 star bug LR

1630 on 2, back to net-5 LR bug with animation. 

1638 on 2, comedy with guy in funny cap

1659 on 3, animation, Televisa-5 bug LR, wacky voices

1659 on 5, MUF growing, CCI here including tentative net-5 as well. 

1721 on 5, yes, it`s Televisa-5 bug LR, animation. At the moment, not much else on the other channels

To be continued. Hope for another FM opening, but competing with lunch (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 11580, June 23 at 0110, WRMI with African drumming fill music instead of RFI English hour; 0112 another tune sounding American-Indian; 0116 mbira; 0122 the Council of Europe filler with speech in English and French. Love how eclectic WRMI`s fill music is.

11920, June 23 at 0110, open carrier, dear air, as something`s wrong with this WRMI frequency too; by 0125 it`s resumed Fámily Radio in Spanish. I continue to be amazed at how some other loggers refer to this as ``WYFR`` which no longer exists! Haven`t they heard? 

9955, June 23 at 0615, dead air from WRMI tho I had heard Overcomer theme a few minutes earlier; 0616 Brazilian fill music fires; while TOM continues on 7570. Usual lite pulse jamming at this hour on 9955 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH AFRICA. 7285, June 23 at 0546, Radio Sonder Grense with report about parliament, including full clips of someone speaking English interspersed with YL anchor in Afrikaans; fair signal. This will have to suffice as SABC English domestic service is long gone from SW (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1270, June 23 at 0137 UT, talk show in English, what`s this? Phone 800-522-1235, immediately cut to Univisión América ID in Spanish and PSAs in Spanish for US Army from Ad Council, et al. Good steady signal, loops SSE/NNW, so obviously 50/5 kW U4 KFLC Fort Worth TX. I didn`t realize UA axually had shows in English, which resumes at 0141 UT; callers from various states refer to host as Fernando but he has no accent and opines that racists naturally favor Republican candidates; calls out Ted Cruz. 

At 0144 UT signal suddenly drops, but still audible sufficiently; 0145 UT drops off completely, ceding 1270 to Spanish music no doubt from KTUZ Tulsa/Claremore OK. Not so much as an adiós. But I can still hear KFLC at peaks by nulling KTUZ at quite a different angle. 

0145 UT is indeed the official sunset for June and July, when KFLC decimates its power and adds two towers for a total of six to make the rather tight night pattern, east-west; while day pattern is broader with major lobe east, minor west (but plenty to the NNW, evidently). Community of license is Benbrook, which is on the southwest edge of Fort Worth at the junxion of I-20 and Loop 820; why? 

Facility 34298 I distinctly remember as originally KFJZ, but since at least 1986 it`s been other-called, starting with KESS, and since 2004y it`s been KFLC (but owned by Kess-AM License Corp.). KFJZ calls now apply to the Vietnamese [Radio-locator thinx it`s S Asian] on 870, different licensee. KFJZ was also an early independent TV station, channel 11. I used to see Dr Gene Scott on it after midnite. Radio-locator shows the 1270 transmitter site is really east of downtown FW, and the address is in Dallas. Truly a Metroplex station! 

As for this show in English, the UAR website
shows at 18-22 UT weekdays: FERNANDO ESPUELAS SHOW: ``El presentador Fernando Espuelas, exitosa celebridad de vanguardia en medios de difusión, hace que los radioescuchas participen en este programa de dos horas con debates que hacen reflexionar y perspectivas culturales sobre asuntos pertinentes y sucesos de la actualidad, inspirando a sus oyentes a mejorar activamente su aporte a la sociedad``

So is this a playback, or does he have a separate show really in Spanish? Blurb says it`s two hours, but no next show listed until 4 hours later, `Locura Deportiva` starting at 22 UT! And nothing after that. Quite incomplete (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1530, June 23 at 0555 UT, plugging a church event in Pine Bluff, i.e. perpetually cheating 2.5 kW daytimer KVDW, England AR, and dominating rather than BS from WCKY. No doubt God Told Them To Do It, for His Greater Glory; screw FCC regs (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1723 UT June 23