sabato 27 giugno 2015

Glenn Hauser logs June 25-26-27, 2015

** BRAZIL. 6180, June 27 at 0145, still NO signal from RNA/RNB here; still far too much signal on 11780 and defective: June 27 at 11808-11825, 11735-11755, 11704-11717 approx., filthy crackling spur ranges, and the fundamental is also splattering out to 11767-11795. Can`t detect even a carrier from Argentina on 11710.7v, maybe off (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA [non?]. JBA carrier on 21550, talk? 0604 June 25, scheduled for IBB TINIAN [not Tinang as in original report] in Tibetan from 0600, so either that or CNR1 jamming. Meanwhile I was not getting anything on 21690, the usual only nightmiddle signal on 13m, RFA Tibetan/Chinese. Propagation is still subnormal following the major geomagnetic storm (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** COLOMBIA. 5910+, June 26 at 0556, Alcaraván Radio is back after a few weeks off, awaiting parts to fix the transmitter; Colombian music, poor signal, very slightly on the hi side. Also June 27 at 0151, very poor in music; 0234, tropical music, still poor signal in noise level. (Blockage by NHK/France is at 03-05) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EGYPT. 13850, June 26 at 0551, R. Cairo, Arabic service fair with ME music, good modulation, and no spurs; amazing!

9965, June 27 at 0223, R. Cairo is good signal, undermodulated Arabic music, but big het. This is not the whine we used to get, apparently two transmitters, one about 9964.8, the other close to 9965.0. Not clear which one is trying to modulate

9315, June 27 at 0231, R. Cairo, music, just barely modulated in alleged English sesquihour (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GERMANY. 11660, June 26 at 0553, poor signal with ME music, something new? Not noticed before. Maybe that`s because per Aoki it`s M/W/F only, 0530-0600, Bible Voice in Arabic via Nauen (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GREECE. 9935, June 27 at 0228, Greek music, good signal but with big whine overriding music, lower pitch than Cairo`s on 9965. This whine seems equally on both sides of 9935; see Wolfgang Büschel`s description of it. Don`t Avlis know that this transmitter has very serious problems? // 9420 is loud and clear (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 660, June 26 at 0603, Chihuahua state anthem is playing, i.e. XEACB, La Lupe, Ciudad Delicias, 3/1 kW per Cantú (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 710-, June 26 at 0602, quite a het on low side, certainly caused by XEDP, Ciudad Cuauhtémoc, Chihuahua, which at last check 72 hours earlier was on-frequency. You`ll recall we discovered in FCC Query data that XEDP has two different transmitter sites a considerable distance apart, ergo two different transmitters, one of which is off-frequency (it would be inconvenient to move it back and forth every few days). At 0604 I can make out the Mexican NA playing. Why don`t KCMO and KGNC raise a ruckus about this international incident? Ha (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 1060, June 27 at 0203, tune-in to partial ID ``La Poderosa, 93.9, la estación de todos``, ranchera music. There are only two or three Mexicans on 1060, and it`s not XEEP, so likely the new XERDO in Reynosa. WTFDA and Cantú show two Poderosas on 93.9, one in León, the other in the XERDO area, Reynosa per Cantú, XHRAW but with power ironically missing; per WTFDA it`s in Ciudad Miguel Alemán, Tamaulipas with a paltry 2.6 kW on FM which is about right for a station needing to claim to be ``powerful``. But neither connects XHRAW with XHRDO. Cantú had XERDO as La Radio in yet another border city, Matamoros, 7/2.5 kW. Could there be a USSS station on 1060 with a 93.9 FM? Doubtful; none known to NRC AM Log (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 1300, June 27 at 0156, romantic music by Spanish soprano, seems SW, so I hope this early it`s something other than XEP, like some USSS station; 0158 CCI grows, but 0159 ``Radio Trece, presentó Radio México Noticias, tercera edición, Radio México, XEP, 1,300, desde Grupo Radio México, en Avenida`` [street address], in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua to the WSW. And then at 0200:00 sharp, drastic power cut but I can still barely hear it. Listed as 38 kW day, 200 watts night. They must have misautomated (antique: played the wrong cart) as if this were the end of a newscast rather than romx (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. Sporadic E analog TVDX the morning of June 26, but not into FM, all times UT:

1417 on 2 & 3, CCI

1419 on 3, animation, Televisa-5 net bug in LR; I used to assume the most likely source would be XHBQ, Zacatecas and maybe still is, but never get a local ID from it. 1426 the 5 icon morphs, spins into some other symbol(s) and back to 5

1435 on 2, horoscope with large astrological symbols, one by one, YL talking nonsense

1438 on 2, Televisa-5 net bug

1438 on 2, audio not from net-5, same as on channel 3 at the moment, but a second behind it

1522 on 2, animation, Televisa-5 bug LR

1527 on 2, guy in a sports(?) uniform, labeled Miguel Herrera; crawler too, but no bug visible; CCI

1630 on 2, CCI fades out around now

1652 on 2, infomercial for female hair STYLER, phone 01-800-120-6202

UT June 27:

0247 on 2, tune-in to find a MOVER MEXICO Gobierno de la República PSA about some business that ``cree en México``. Maybe like Nestlé I heard previously; followed by ad for elektra; acid indigestion; 0249 to drama(?) and fadeout. No bugs visible during the ads

0309 on 2, Azteca-7 net bug in UR, soon gone

** OKLAHOMA. 960, KGWA Enid: altho I haven`t kept logs, I think I have checked just about every night for a week now as of June 26 between 0500 and 0505 UT, never to find a Fox-hole of dead air any more, sob. So Fox ``news`` is whole again. There could still be screwups at other times, but this was so reliable --- once dead air started at 0500, I knew it would stay dead until cut back on at 0505 by when I would have the volume turned down again (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1120, June 26 at 1945 UT on caradio, KEOR/KETU is on with usual regional Mexican music, but by 2020 recheck it`s off. Until now it had been reliably on whenever checked in daytime for a couple weeks. But NEVER heard with any announcements, no commercials, no IDs, no ``La Picuda`` network plugs as was previously the case. I have not yet managed the dedication to listen to this straight thru for a full hour, like :30 to :30 to confirm there are never any announcements. 

Next check on caradio, 0118 UT June 27 it`s on; by 0132 starting to get SAH from KMOX; back at shack, I keep monitoring from 0144 UT as official FCC sunset in Catoosa is supposed to be 0145 UT in June and July (and FCC still thinks it`s KETU, unlike the station when last heard IDing as KEOR). Keeps on playing music with a segué, but chopped off the air mid-tune at 0148:35* (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. Something strange has happened with OETA signals. Ever since it reverted to RF channel 13 following the temporary DTV transition on RF 32 (which was blocked in Enid by KXOK!), I have not been able to get a usable signal, first with my C-490 all-channel antenna and then with another one for channel 7 up, permanently aimed toward OKC. All the OKC UHF full-power stations come thru fine on either, and usually KOCO-7, but not OETA --- continual breakups in video and audio. I can get 13.1 OETA, 13.2 OKLA via cable, but the other two channels are available only over the air.

Yet when I try again on the 7+ antenna, UT Thursday June 25 at 0300, now they are in solid, not breaking up --- well, almost --- occasional IADs, but bearable if not during music. This means I can axually watch and hear one of the few programs on 13.3 Create, which looks appealing on the schedule (mismanaged that evening showing identical programming on 13.1 and 13.2), `Music Voyager` --- Afro-Colombian Grooves, from Cartagena.

What has changed? Trees all the way across Enid and surely all the way to OKC are at their DTV-signal-absorbing leafiest, and my 7+ antenna, tho higher than the C-490, is not very high atop the roof. I have done nothing at this end to change anything, so has OETA incrementally increased their ERP in this direxion? They sure need to, or give us a translator, here on the fringe of coverage from OKC. Reception has continued to be OK the following 48 hours, and hope it keeps up. Or maybe something in the area causing multipath self-QRM has moved? But on the C-490, OETA is still breaking up. The other subchannel, 13.4, is PBS KIDS, useless as far as I am concerned. And 13.1 is full of kidvid all day weekdays (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9330, June 27 at 0146, WBCQ is off; what happened to Good Friends Radio Network? Did it cut to Allan Weiner Worldwide at 0000 UT Sat? That`s over now, anyway, with 7490 in BS and 5110- JBA in BS (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 12105, June 27 at 0218, dead air from WTWW-3; also 9475 WTWW-1 is dead air except for crackles, and no WTWW-2 on 5085 or 9930; by 0237, 12105 and 5085 are off, 5830 is on with modulation (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7505.3, June 27 at 0232, still no signal from WRNO. Ron Howard says it was last heard May 22, so gone for over a month now (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1500, June 27 at 0150 UT, some classic rock, soon fading into CCI, looping as best I can make it, ESE/WSW, which unfits for KJIM Sherman TX nostalgia; and everydaytimer east of here should be off by now. Maybe someone is still on, like WTNE in Trenton TN, 250/6 watts, but 24 hour gospel per NRC AM Log. At least KPGM Pawhuska OK seems to be off after sunset now (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1590, June 27 at  0210 UT, preacher in Spanish about Exodus 27 & 28, loops east/west. There are several SS on 1590 but none seem to fit by direxion, distance, format (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0458 UT June 27