mercoledì 26 agosto 2015

Glenn Hauser logs August 26, 2015

** CUBA. 6165, Aug 26 at 0528, RHC English is back on; it was AWOL at previous check 0232 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 570, Aug 26 at 1128 UT, ``XEBJB, Nueva Vida``, Monterrey ID with 5 mil watts, Grupo Radio Alegría. New slogan, ex-Notiradio 570, as of last year`s IRCA Log, Cantú as of Feb, and WRTH 2015. Implies Christian format now (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 650, Aug 26 at 1130 UT, song in ode to glorious Sinaloa, mentioning its main cities, but nothing about its main industry; 1134 Radio K jingle, and plug for Grupo Chávez, 1135 live opening(?) for `Buenos Días, Yardero` show, i.e. XETNT Los Mochis, a regular here around sunrise, usually too early for me in summer (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 660, Aug 26 at 1125 UT, ``Guadalajara`` song is playing; I was hoping to correlate it with a Tapatían on this frequency, but there are none, so it could have been anyMexican with a great classic song, followed by another romantic one (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 780, Aug 26 at 1139 UT, ``La Poderosa, 103.5 y 780`` ID, 6:39 TC; i.e. XESFT, San Fernando, Tamaulipas, 5/1 kW; with KSPI OK nulled, otherwise, makes annoying low audible het with it; also afflicting WBBM in the evenings (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. In the last week of August we are still getting some sporadic E openings. August 26, UT:
1500 on 2, fade-in some CCI
1512 on 2, fade-in with better signal, video only, f bug in LR, i.e. Televisa-4 network, Foro TV
1518 on 2, MATUTINO EXPRESS large font diagonal program title wandering around behind anchors; 1519 some Spanish audio attained, also 1528, 1543 as opening continues, this station dominating the CCI. Will it surpass 60 MHz? 

Anyhow this rules out XHY-TV Mérida, which has its own morning show, Calle 61 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND. 13725-13730-13735, Aug 26 at 0523, DRM noise, i.e. the temporarily augmented DRM radiation of RNZI, for HFCC Brisbane, at 0459-0650 on 13730 and an almost-full schedule around the clock thru Aug 28 only. Meanwhile RNZI VG as usual on AM 11725 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

**  OKLAHOMA. Call change at 1650 KYHN --- DX-midAMerica reports 1650 WFSM AR Ft. Smith [NewsTALK] ex: KHYN [sic]. Best wishes (Barry :-) Davies, Carlisle UK, Aug 20, MWCircle yg via DXLD)

1650 KYHN AR Fort Smith – Call change to WFSM (Aug. 14) (AM Switch, NRC DX News Aug 31 via DXLD)

Don`t you believe it. I`m surprised no one points out that a W-call at the western edge of ARKANSAS (site and office in Sallisaw, OKLAHOMA) would be very unlikely, far west of the Mississippi. Perhaps they believe the FCC which indeed now shows WFSM:

BUT, I monitored at 1059 UT August 26 and definitely heard a singing ID as ``Arklahoma`s Talk Station KYHN, Fort Smith``, and CBS News.

Possibly the intention was to change to KFSM, which still shows as an unused call on AM. But KFSM-TV is a call in Ft Smith, channel 18, CBS affiliate; different licensees:

This would not be the first time FCC info conflicts with station announcements around here, i.e. KEOR vs KETU Catoosa etc. 1120 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SUDAN [and non]. 13800, Aug 26 at 0522, R. Dabanga good via MADAGASCAR, also poor signal from jammer carrier making het from about 13801 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1787 monitoring: confirmed after 1315 UT Wednesday August 26 on WRMI, 9955, sufficient without jamming. NOT confirmed Wed Aug 26 after 1430 on Hamburger Lokalradio, 7265-CUSB: no signal from that on the UTwente SDR. Is HLR completely off the air currently? Next:
Wed 2100 on WBCQ 7490v

UNIDENTIFIED. 2660-AM, Aug 26 at 0534 UT, very poor signal, but enough to make out some bits of music now; can`t tell if it`s gospel, as to be expected from KGLD 1330 Tyler TX second harmonic, which I did ID a couple years ago. Re-IDing it will be tough, but the noise level was lower tonight. It`s non-direxional, 1000 watts day, 77 watts night, 500 watts PSRA, and if really being heard on a fraxion of night power now, would have a better chance around SR/SS with step up to day or PSRA power (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1546 UT August 26