giovedì 30 luglio 2015

Glenn Hauser logs July 29-30, 2015

** ANTARCTICA. 15476, July 29 at 2050, looking for LRA36 which was going to reactivate on July 27, but NO signal on the NRD-545. Inconclusive, since propagation is so poor. A few minutes later checked on UTwente SDR in Netherlands, nothing there either. I haven`t seen any reports of it elsewhere, not even from S America (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** AUSTRALIA. 17840, 15415, 15240, July 30 at 0530, NO signals from R. Australia; 15415 toward Asia is always weakest, but the others are regular, so all off the air? I see no propagational disturbance to account for this. By circa 1250 UT, 9580 is on as usual, and when modulation is quiet enough, can still hear the lite squeal (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 17660, July 30 at 1314, no signal from the CNR-8 minority service in Korean, which had been a regular with remarkably good signal. Aoki shows this lasted only a sesquimonth from June 1 to July 15, and the site was never determined, but I think probably in SE China. Propagation still degraded, but the East Turkistanis are again audible poorly on 17560, 17630, 17650 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA [non]. 13740, July 30 at 1404, fair signal with very multi-tonal Chinese dialect, sounds quite different than Standard Mandarin with only 4 tones. Aoki shows it`s Cantonese, RFA via TINIAN, Tue/Thu only at 1400-1500, and this is Thursday. Supposed to be *jammed, but none heard. Fortunately, Habana has just finished with 13740 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GERMANY. 17810, July 30 at 1330, AWR multi-lingual ID, 1331 introducing Mandarin, very poor signal, from Guam? No, Nauen, per Aoki, at 1300-1500, except Sat & Sun the first semihour is in Uyghur. In the local evening on 16m, better to hit China from the west (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 540, July 30 at 0542 UT tune-in, ``La Ranchera de Paquimé, 540 AM y 90.5 FM`` ID, so XETX is still going, despite recent unexplained unlogs; only poor signal now but readable. Nuevo Casas Grandes, Chihuahua with frequent IDs (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. Sporadic E NTSC TVDX opening, morning of July 30, UT:

1454 on 2, fade-in Spanish audio

1456 on 2, f bug in LR, i.e. Televisa-4 net, maybe relay by local

1526 on 2, fade-in Spanish ad

1537 on 2, infomercial for exercise bike, CCI

1547 on 2, animation, Televisa-5 bug in LR, CCI

1559 on 3, animation, Televisa-5 bug in LR, // 2 but not synchronized. Less CCI on 3

1610 on 2, animated 5 logo full screen; more to come?

** OKLAHOMA. With some moderate area tropo (peaking around Kansas City per Hepburn), but antenna aimed toward OKC, I`m getting a multi-subchannel unID on RF 21 starting at 1436 UT July 30:

21-1 HSN
21-2 SBN with address
21-3 no decode
21-4 ONTV4U
21-5 RTVE - Retro lower-right, game show
21-6 REVN

Lost decode before I could explore what all these channels are doing, and even what the IDs stand for. I don`t find anything like this on the ch 21 list. Certainly it`s not Wichita or Dodge City. I was going to check rabbitears, but I don`t seem to have that URL bookmarked, and it`s not .com.

What can it be? Maybe lowpower in OK? I guess it`s just KTOU-LD OKC, 4 kW, which has only as 43.1 HSN, for starters. Surprised they would ever remap as a 43, which was the original fullpower channel of KAUT-40 and still known as ``Freedom 43`` (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 12350-USB, July 30 at 1258, weather info for various parts of Caribbean, apparently in response to direct inquiries from yachters on same frequency which I can`t hear. This one is quite weak, but good clear modulation. 1305 talking about buoys. No doubt it`s the Marine Weather Center, WCY in Lakeland FL, ``Bel Ami`` IDs not heard this time but see previous log of March 19 in DXLD 15-12 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 13565-CW, July 30 at 1307, K6FRC HIFER beacon is barely copiable vs CODAR swishes. LWCA list 
puts it on 13565.05, from Patterson CA. About 5 others on that list I have heard before, but not lately. Sure would like to hear some of the remainder if they are really active. I frequently tune BFO across 13550-13570 without finding any (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1783 monitoring: confirmed on WBCQ 7490 webcast, Wednesday July 29 at 2100.

WORLD OF RADIO 1784: ready for first airing July 30:
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

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite:

Access to audio, podcasts of this and previous programs:

** U S A [and non]. 7490 & 9330, July 30 at 0533, open carrier/dead air from WBCQ instead of `Midnight [sic] in the Desert`. 5085 WTWW is still going with the oddball news segment not by Art Bell himself; at 0536 WBCQ still OC/DA, while 6070 CFRX is in ad seemingly like 5085 but not synch, and also with QRMass from Vatican. I also check the nearest FM station supposedly carrying M[sic]ITD, 97.5 KPAK Alva OK, and no, it`s still rock music (unless I am getting Tulsa instead; don`t think so). KPAK is still on his station roster twice, the only FM or AM we could possibly hear here (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** UZBEKISTAN [non]. 17665, July 30 at 1314, drama here on poor fluttery signal, after finding no CNR8 Korean on 17660. Central Asian language? Cuts off at 1329:30*. Aoki shows it`s BBC Uzbek, 250 kW, 315 degrees from SINGAPORE, 1300-1330 on Sun/Thu/Sat only, and this is Thursday. Normally *jammed by the ChiCom, interfering in the internal affairs of Uzbekistan, but no sign of that now! Same service on other days: 17575 on Tue & Fri; 17510 on Mon & Wed (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1617 UT July 30