martedì 15 novembre 2016

Glenn Hauser logs November 14-15, 2016

** AUSTRALIA. 4835, Nov 14 at 1335, S9-S6 of dead air, which I am supremely confident is VL8A rather than Sikkim (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6000, Nov 14 at 0708, RHC is still on here and switched to Spanish after English.

9820, Nov 14 at 1332, RHC has reactivated this as in past seasons but not A-16, // much stronger 9850; not sure ex-what. By 1409, 9850 is off but 9820 is still on. 17750 is on too and as usual way undermodulated. By 1534: 17750 is still undermodulating, 17730 is open carrier/dead air, and 17580 is off. As of Nov 15, the RHC website transmission schedule still hasn`t been updated for B-16 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 5988.0, Nov 14 at 0709, R. Martí is here! instead of 5980 where wall-of-noise jamming remains, none on 5988, and // 6030 which is under the WON jamming there. Suspect this was a mispunch of a Greenville keypad, rather than a deliberate anti-jamming move, but it worked (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 5890, Nov 14 at 0711, S9+30 of dead air from WWCR instead of TOM. 5765 WRMI is modulating with someone other than BS at the moment (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 15600, Nov 14 at 1413, VG S9+20 signal in a Turkic? language with ümlauts, brief English clip about Obamacare, ID as ``Washington, Radio Denge Amerika``, so it`s VOA Kurdish as scheduled, via Woofferton, UK (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1851 monitoring: checking UTwente SDR, Sat Nov 12 several times after 1530, no trace of WOR on HLR, 7265-CUSB, rather CRI Hindi via East Turkistan vs presumed Azad Kashmir Radio from Pakistan. HLR needs to change time and/or frequency to be clear! (Subsequent chex already reported).

UT Tuesday Nov 15 at 0030, not checked 9330 WBCQ nor 7730 WRMI, but at 0633, 7730 is still off. Next:
Tue 2130   WRMI 15770 to NE
Wed 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1415.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE [apparently canceled, all BS after 1400]
Wed 2200   WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Thu 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW

** U S A. 9955, Nov 14 at 1325, fill music by R. Prague English, 1330 into Slovakia in Spanish as per winter shifted scheduling, ex 1200-1300. Yet after 1400, 9955 is consistently Brother Scare, including today at 1401 check, so the switch time is now 1400 ex-1500 and the worthwhile programming which had been during that hour (or 13-14 in summer), is gone, including expected WORLD OF RADIO which would have been at 1415.5 Wednesday, following FG Radio from Cyprus. As of Nov 15, the 9955 schedule ``effective Nov 6`` still hasn`t been updated to show this (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1540, Nov 14 at 1330 UT I am only getting KXEL IA, but at 1346 UT, now it`s the ESPN Deportes station again with a long string of promos, each specifying times only in Eastern and Pacific. WHAT ABOUT THE GREAT CENTER OF AMERICA, whence this signal surely emanate? 1347 UT mixing KXEL with usual SAH; conversation about fútbol via an 800 number; 1355 UT outro as `Recorrido deportivo`, apparent program title. Then ads/promos including one for ``Estrella TV en canal 29``. Now we have something local to go on! shows three Estrellas on RF 29: Our own KTUZ (as virtual 48); K29AZ in Newport OR as virtual 8.3 along with KGW; and KNKC-LD, 4 kW in Lubbock TX, the only one as matching with virtual 29.1. But there is no 1540 in Lubbock. All along I have strongly suspected this is really KZMP in The Metroplex, so is there a virtual 29 there? W9WI is filed by RF channels, not virtuals, so on RF 29 we find megawatt KTXA Fort Worth as virtual 21, INDependent in English, and 21.2 MeTV. So to 
where we hover over the various markets in the Estrella TV column. DFW shows it IS on KMPX 29-1, so I now consider that a definite ID for KZMP. I check all the other markets, and the only other ``29`` is Lubbock. Back to to track down KMPX: its RF channel is 30, with a megawatt, including on virtual 29.1: Estrella, bingo. At 1400 UT, the 1540 station does seem to run a very quick legal ID, but I cannot copy it!

1540, Nov 15 at 1345 UT I`m checking again. KXEL with far-right local commentator, but no Spanish QRM today; still a SAH of 44/minute = 0.73 Hz, and today it`s in English with rock music, no ID at ToH when KXEL is still audible with Fox ``news``. 1345 UT is not the official KZMP sunrise: in November it`s 1300 UT; December and January, 1330 UT (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 15300, Nov 15 at 1434, S8 open carrier/dead air, still past 1430 and 1453 now S9 fading to S6; 1518 recheck still on but now some weak CCI undertalk, 1559 both off. VOA São Tomé is scheduled at 14-15 in Kinyarwanda, but Sat & Sun only and this is Tue. 15300 is a major RFI frequency, but it`s not scheduled either after 1000 or before 1600 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 2055 UT November 15