domenica 26 luglio 2015

Glenn Hauser logs July 25-26, 2015

** AUSTRALIA. 9580, July 25 at 1412, R. Australia as usual VG but now there is a lite squeal to it, i.e. emitting spurious JBA carriers on each side beating with central carrier --- the same kind of things perpetually annoying the WEWN English transmitter, and others from time to time. The pitch of the squeals varies with the modulation. I have been told this is caused by failure of some of the modulator cards in these transmitters, merely needing replacement. Likewise evident on 17840, July 26 at 0122 check, no doubt the same Shepparton transmitter, the one aimed USward. They ought to be able to swap out for one of their silenced transmitters if necessary. 

This also correlates with a DXLD yg thread started by Rodney Johnson, NV, on July 23 at 1439 UT: ``Australia's 9580 showing its age? This morning Australia's 9580 kHz transmitter is showing signs of age. The distortion is worse than that of R. Nacional de Brasília on 11780! Check it right now. 73s –Rodney``; soon it cleared up (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 13920, July 25 at 1334, CNR1 jammer, fair
13130, July 25 at 1334, CNR1 jammer, fair. No others found OOB 12-19 MHz 

9230, July 26 at 1255, poor signal in Chinese, presumed CNR1 jammer but no chance to  find a //; off at 1305 recheck. Aoki has this as a Sound of Hope relay of RFA between 0054 and 1611 with 0.1 kW, and of course *jammed

13690, July 26 at 1310, CNR1 jammer with Chinese opera, fairly good, vs unheard VOA Chinese via Saipan this hour only; our thanks to both for possiblizing this; no other OOB jammers found 12-19 MHz (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EGYPT. 9315, July 26 at 0115, no signal from R. Cairo, Spanish

12070, July 26 at 0115, open carrier/dead air from R. Cairo, Spanish; by 0148 I can make out some suptorted modulation

11935, July 26 at 0115, open carrier/dead air from same; later none

9965, July 26 at 0115, open carrier/dead air from R. Cairo, Arabic (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 690, July 25 at 0538, music and promo for ``La Mejor``, back to music; roughly SW, somewhat separable from presumed XEN DF further east. Unfortunately, IRCA, Cantú and WRTH agree there are two Mexicans with this slogan on 690, so needed something else to nail it, such as FM frequency if not local mention:
XEMA, Fresnillo, Zacatecas, 50/2 kW, // 107.1
XECS, Manzanillo, Colima,    5/1 kW, // 96.1 --- I would say closer XEMA much more likely here, and was definite with the FM // in previous report, 1114 July 16 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. A bit of sporadic E DX on July 25, UT:
1444 on 2, fade-in some Spanish grafix, including 1445 Colgate ad, and then the name Ricardo Naya; 1446 full screen 7, and credit roll for an animated show, still with smaller Azteca-7 bug in upper right; soon fade and nothing more all day. As usual, first guess is XHTAU in Tampico; I wouldn`t mind seeing the ones in Campeche or Durango for a change, but little chance of distinguishing them.

July 26, UT:
1441 on 2, fade-in briefly some guys in soccer uniforms
1524 on 2, CCI, Play-doh ad, animation
1525 on 2, animation, Televisa-5 bug lower right

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1783 monitoring: confirmed in progress at 0337 UT Sunday July 26 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM; but too much storm noise to tell at what point and hence calculate what time it started. Next:
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

** U S A. 7490, Sunday July 26 at 1337 and 1408 chex, WWCR-2 is OFF, unusual no signal. Transmitter sked shows it`s supposed to run daily from 12 to 15. But the pdf program schedule dated July 1 strangely shows the entire 12-24 UT portion of WWCR-2 on 7490/12160/9350 in very light print compared to the rest of it, as if implying it`s temporarily suspended? Still off at 1444 recheck. But midday frequency 12160 is on at 1549 check July 26.

9980, Sunday July 26 at 1337, WWCR-4 is off, but on at 1408 check with BS. Transmitter schedule shows no break, but program schedule shows it`s intentionally off Sat/Sun 11-14 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. This week`s `Weekend Radio` show from WCLV 104.9 Cleveland OH features an entry I sent to the Competition of faux-pas in the media, about an ``abdominal crime``. It appears about 32 minutes into the one hour show. Some webcasters of it; quite a few on Sunday/UT Monday. 
If you haven`t used this excellent resource before, you will be prompted to pick which timezone you want listings to display; UT? Or, here`s the clip:
Axually made off the KTOO Juneau webcast at 0432 UT July 26. BTW, I`ve already sent a couple more entries to Sagebrush Bob, which might eventually appear (Glenn Hauser, OK, July 25, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. A bit of tropo DTVDX morning of July 25, despite antenna still pointed toward OKC, lots of Bad signals a few decodes, UT:
1425 on RF 43, 12-1 KODE-DT, Joplin MO
1425 on RF 42, 41-1 KMYT-DT, Tulsa OK
1426 on RF 20, 19-1 KQCW-HD, Muskogee OK
RF 27, KFOR OKC was not decoding due to CCI, Topeka or Ft Smith?
BTW, KXOK-LD Enid is still absent from both RF31 and RF32. Now FCC has an application for a megawatt here on RF21! (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1550 UT July 26