giovedì 23 luglio 2015

Glenn Hauser logs July 21-22, 2015

** BRAZIL. 11815, July 22 at 0523, RBC music marred by RNA/RNB crackle spur circa 11813, also around 11846, 11747, 11714 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EGYPT. After absence of all four 0045+ UT Cairo frequencies the last few nights, I`m checking earlier July 21: 

9965 at 2307 July 21, no signal from the early English to North America sesquihour

Arabic after 2330 listed by EiBi on five frequencies, including alternates? No signal on 12035, 13820, 15460; unknown carriers on 12000, 12070

At 0110 July 22, during Spanish broadcast: no signal on 9315, 12070; JBA unknown carriers on 12080, 12035, 12000, 11935, 9720. 9965 Arabic also off

9965, July 22 at 2355 is back on in suptorted music, presumably English service; 12070 also back on with very good signal but heavily distorted Arabic (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GREECE. 9420, July 22 at 0524, VOG ending Spanish news segment with temp in Salónica, poor-fair, music break, 0527 Greek ID ``I Foni tis Helladas``, and into Russian news. This is part of VOG`s revived foreign-language service, probably really simulcast of the domestic R. Philia service, but would be nice if it develop into a full-fledged multi-lingual external service. Reception here is weakened by this hour into the dayside, but should gradually improve with latening sunrises. Back on July 9, Ivo Ivanov recorded and listed the language schedule as follows, apparently still in effect altho times may vary somewhat:
0500 Greek
0503 Serbian
0509 Romanian
0516 Spanish
0526 Russian
0531 Polish
0536 Albanian
0543 Italian
0548 Arabic
He`s also found more briefer language segments after 0800, 0900, 1000 and 1200, only the last including a few minutes of English, when North American reception is unlikely (Glenn Hauser, WORLD OF RADIO 1783, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** JAPAN [non]. NHK Newsline via OETA OKLA, July 22 at 1600 UT includes toward the end a weather map labeled 1200 UTC, so today`s show is not delayed from 1000 UT like previous note (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. Sporadic E opening July 21 continued from previous report, UT:

With TV MUF up to channels 5 and 6, I head to the porch to check for FM, circa 1645-1705 UT, but no DX showing. Back inside for more TVDX:

1705 on 2, Info 7, anchor, CCI with time and temp LR, 32 degrees. Crawler to go with current story about a big traffic accident on the Reynosa-Juárez Hiway, where 27 were lesioned. [There is no thru hiway anywhere near the border thru northern Coahuila; evidently refers to indirect Hwy 40 from Reynosa to Torreón, then 40 to Jiménez, and 45 to Juárez.] This programming points to XHTAU, Tampico, but originating in Monterrey, altho local IDs are rare if ever.

1712 on 4, still some CCI, and on 5, algo

1719 on 2, Info 7

1719 on 4, animated 5 logo = Televisa 5 net

1727 on 2, Info 7, also exhibiting the old Azteca 13 swish logo on the set near the LR logo. I guess it`s generic Azteca since the 13 net itself merely bugs as TRECE anymore 

1730 on 4, TVMÁS and RTV logos on full-screen; male singer in Studio; video squeezed. It`s XHGV in Veracruz

1733 on 5, novela, with unknown white text bug in LR

1822 on 2 and 3, still some CCI; gone by 1845

A similar opening July 22, UT:

1534 on 2, fade-in Es CCI, YL anchor; 1536 Mérida on backdrop, SN logo by YL (elongated horizontally letters as SIPSE Noticias); 1527 Gala bug in LR apparently same station, as the wide S is also in the LL, i.e. XHY-TV in Yucatán, quite a regular here

1548 on 2, exercise segment led by muscular but effeminate guy; digital clock in lower right is rolling over now only 20 seconds slow; XHY

1625 on 2, XHY still morning variety show

1630 on 2, CCI from novela? with music

1633 on 2, Info7 takes over making same-offset almost single heavy bar video beat. Bill Hepburn`s channel 2 map confirms what I suspected: XHY-TV and XHTAU in Tampico are same offset-zero. These offsets must not have been planned with DXers in mind; or platforms in the Gulf midway?

1637 on 2, PLAN B in large font on set or backdrop, program name? Have seen it before. 7 bug in UR, with clock 11:38 and 29 degrees. Apparently part of the Info7 XHTAU program

1644 on 2, Gala bug LR, street scenes

1645 on 2, PLAN B, same-offset CCI again, 30 degree temp now in UR; talking about Saltillo; 1647 it`s snow-free in color

1648 on 5, algo video in Spanish

1648 on 4, Spanish audio, and some video but 2 fades at the moment

1649 on 4, it`s a docu/news report about bomberos [not bombers, but pumpers, i.e. fire-fighters]. Letterboxed with open Spanish/Spanish captioning. This has a little unknown triangular bug in the UR, but it`s not right in the corner, somewhat toward the center

1655 on 2, PLAN B again, and I see its clock turn over 5 seconds slow; when YL anchor appears, large Coca Cola logo behind her

1722 on 2, CCI between novela and talk show

1730 on 2, serious animated drama, but no 5 bug visible; instead the Azteca 7 bug in UR, and some more same-CCI. I guess XHTAU has moved on from Info7 show after local noon

1738 on 4, audio & video letterboxed, ads; 1740 for Felix = cat food?

1743 on 4, Azteca Noticias promo; mentions Monclova

1816 on 3, federal PSA interviewing kids, tv3 bug in LR which means XHP-TV Puebla. The 3 is a lot larger than the tv and they are italix

1817 on 3, promo for tv3 Noticias, L-V 2:30-4 pm, and logo tv3N

1819 on 2, star bug in LR of Televisa-2 net; CCI

1820 on 3, after ads, XHP back to film drama

1829 on 2, Azteca novela promo

1911 on 2, game show with Televisa-2 bug

2020 on 2, Televisa-5 bug in LR, CCI

2045 on 2, sitcom from net-5 bug LR; algo on 3

2049 on 3, now net-5 bug LR here too but can`t tell if // 2

2056 on 3, tv3 bug in LR now during the XHP news sesquihour

2058 on 3, interview in Xalapa per caption

2107 on 3, net-5 animation

2124 on 3, animation, net-5 bug LR; algo CCI on 2

Some CCI on 2 remains for a while till fadeout (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1120, July 22 at 2150 UT on caradio, KETU/KEOR is on with regional Mexican music, but check after 2200 it`s either off or dead air; hard to tell. 2355 recheck, music modulation again. I have yet to hear *any* announcements, let alone ads or IDs at many random chex (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. While checking for Es FM DX from Mexico, no dice, I do note a couple of OK items:

89.3, July 21 at 1659-1700 UT, ID for 3 Angels Broadcasting Network [Adventist] but cut off for local ID: ``Loyal to God and Country, KIEL, Loyal OK, 89.3``, then cut back to network just as roughly

104.5, July 21 at 1703 UT, tropo is still up and now favoring Tulsa over Woodward or OKC: capturing frequency is KMYZ Prior, ``The Edge`` (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PAPUA NEW GUINEA [non]. 6075, July 22 at 1253, music on VP signal, so NBC relay via Shepparton still going, maybe for one more day (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SUDAN [and non]. 13800, July 22 at 0519, R. Dabanga with good signal via MADAGASCAR, and the jammer carriers are back, two on the hi side making different pitch hets (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1782 monitoring: confirmed Wednesday July 22 at 1315 on WRMI 9955, good signal. 

WORLD OF RADIO 1783 monitoring: 
1130 UT Thursday WRMI 9955
2100 UT Thursday WRMI 7570
2130 UT Friday WRMI 15770
2130 UT Friday WRMI 7570
0630 UT Saturday HLR 7265-CUSB
1430 UT Saturday HLR 7265-CUSB
1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
0315vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM
2100 UT Sunday WRMI 15770
2300 UT Sunday WRMI 11580
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 5110v Area 51
0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955
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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** U S A. 570, July 22 at 0537 UT, PSAs for something in Nebraska, and the South Dakota National Guard; youth carnival August 1 in Yankton, 0538 UT discussion of baseball stats. Surprised to be getting 5/5 kW WNAX at this time of night, yet nothing from KLIF, XEBJB, Radio Reloj, Las Cruces or anything else! WNAX is audible all day on groundwave, but always way below KLIF Dallas, which is twice as close, but with unfavorable E-W patterns day and night for us. WNAX night pattern is supposed to throw most signal slightly east of north, minor lobes to SW and SE, while day pattern is ND. As of a year ago, WNAX format was news/talk, not sports talk per se: hypothesis, maybe they had carried a late/west coast silly baseball game, and forgot to go off day pattern; but how did they get rid of the other 570s? I don`t think there was an ionospheric disturbance wiping all normal signals out leaving this by groundwave even at night (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING

This report dispatched at 0312 UT July 23