sabato 29 agosto 2015

Glenn Hauser logs August 28, 2015

** BIAFRA [non]. 15560, Aug 28 circa 1805, no signal here from R. Biafra (nor on 15660 as misreported elsewhere), but others further east are hearing it poorly on 18-20 UT schedule. Based on reception quality, Bill Bingham in RSA suspects the site is not Issoudun, FRANCE as previously supposed. Also, it`s off-frequency, not likely for TDF/MBR, as noted by Rodney Johnson, NV via the UTwente remote SDR: ``Hearing English (heavy African accent) right now (~1945) on 15560.45``. Bill Bingham says the alleged 06-08 broadcast has not been confirmed on 15560, but instead a DW relay via South Africa is still there from 0627 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 17730, Aug 28 at 2025, RHC Portuguese (very much Brazilian accent) in philatelic show, with normal modulation, not suptorted like 24 hours ago (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 880, Aug 28 at 0556, XE NA with KRVN nulled, and tnx to dead air from KHAC-USB. 0557 ID for XEPNK and a similar FM call, plug Radio México network. This is Los Mochis, Sinaloa, 10/2 kW, surpassing 24h NSP XEV Chihuahua if it`s really on, 5/0.25 kW per IRCA Mexican Log (Glenn Hauser, oK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** MEXICO. 1300, Aug 28 at 0546.4 UT, timecheck in Spanish for 11:45; loops WSW, music. Only two XEs are in the summer UT -6 zone, XEJL in Sinaloa, 1000/250 watts; and XEP Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, 38000/200 watts, but the latter often heard here with suspected day power at night. However, it soon lost out to the CCI. No US SS stations in the UT -6 zone according to the 2015 NRC AM Log, but some Texans in UT -5. Assuming the TC is only a sesquiminute off instead of an hour off. No, the Mexican NA can be heard at 0602 UT, so local midnite in MDT zone. Spanish music still audible at 0613 by monitoring LSB only, conveniently suppressed by KHAC which had resumed modulating on USB (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1650, Aug 28 at 0559 UT, ``AM 16-50, Arklahoma`s talk radio, KYHN, Fort Smith``, nice singing ID, bong and CBS news. So still no sign of the alleged call change to WFSM which FCC shows, and quoted by some other DX sources without really monitoring it. Here`s the callsign history page showing previous KYHN and others, but not the date WFSM supposedly started:
Aside from the news, KYHN continues to air `Red Eye Radio` far-right trucker nonsense out of WBAP overnight, and repeated a couple seconds later on adjacent local 1640 KZLS. Note: my previous report of monitoring KYHN webcast at 1700 & 1800 UT was on Aug 27, not 28 (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. Hi Karen, In case you haven`t heard, when KWOU [88.1 Woodward] has been audible yesterday and today, it`s marred by audio interruptions once or twice a minute, but highly variable. There`s a ringing sound and a few seconds silence before resuming, rather like internet buffering. Is that how you are feeding it? Regards, (Glenn Hauser, Enid, Aug 28, to KGOU GM Karen Holp, via DXLD) For example logged at 1332 & 1334 UT Aug 28, buffering bangs (gh)

** OKLAHOMA. 90.1, Aug 28 at 2105 UT, KUCO classical music, Debussy`s ``Images`` is extremely rudely interrupted by an Amber Alert --- but it`s so noisy it can`t be understood. (Later, on the news, it was a 2-year old boy abducted by his father yesterday at an OKC Walmart, recovered). 

A few minutes later, KUCO announcer acted as if nothing had happened ruining the music (and my seminap) --- maybe he couldn`t tell? There has got to be a better way to do this. Of course I am not opposing the idea of Amber Alerts for missing persons, but like EAS tests which aren`t immediately urgent, these should be *managed* NOT to block out programming in progress, and furthermore, done with decent modulation. Why is that so difficult? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1788 monitoring: confirmed Friday August 28 at 2130 on WRMI 15770, and now much better at 2130.5 on WRMI 7570. Next:
2330 UT Friday WRMI 5850
0630 UT Saturday HLR 7265-CUSB
1430 UT Saturday HLR 7265-CUSB [please confirm: not audible Wednesday]
1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
0315vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM
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. 670, Aug 28 at 0608 UT, CBS Sports Radio, loops ESE conveniently with WSCR Chicago nulled, which is also CBS but not same programming. Obviously it`s 5 kW ``daytimer``, KHGZ Glenwood AR, cheating yet again, and blocking reception of Cuba further away (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 880, Aug 28 at 0557 UT, open carrier with KRVN nulled, facilitating log of XEPNK (see MEXICO), i.e. KHAC Tse Bonito NM, with modulation resumed by 0613 UT in Jesus song on USB only (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 2324 UT August 28