venerdì 13 gennaio 2017

Glenn Hauser logs January 12-13, 2017

** ALASKA [and non]. 7355, Jan 12 at 1303, RNZI news in English and 1306 about a Bougainville separatist group, first mixed with religious music making 4 Hz SAH, and 1306 talk in Chinese. About equal levels adding up to S9 to S9+10. I`m not the first to notice this clash, which seriously appears to be by KNLS, which is supposed to stop 7355 at 1300*, just in time for *RNZI. It does have Chinese scheduled at 1300 on both transmitters, 9655 designated Channel 61, and 9680 as Channel 6 on this undated schedule: 
Meanwhile, 7355 is designated channel 51 --- what`s this channel business? Meaningless to anylistener, probably in-house terminology, and mixing up 51 with 61 might account for punching in the wrong frequency for the 1300 broadcast! 

The KNLS Chinese page, 
however, claims the 1300 broadcast is on 9655 and 9920, which appear to have been the A-15 frequencies. By 1404 recheck, RNZI is clear on 7355 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ANGUILLA. 6090, Jan 12 at 0040 check, University Network is still silent. Ditto day frequency 11775 Jan 12 at 1522, 1849 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA [and non]. 540, Jan 12 at 1320 UT, discussion of drought and floods due to climate change in Saskatchewan, from CBK in well, or XETX La Ranchera de Paquimé, Nuevo Casas Grandes, Chihuahua, frequent canned IDs, mutually nullable without anything from the country in between (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 680, Jan 12 at 1324 UT, treacherous traffic report about Winnipeg area from CJOB, Chevrolet dealer sponsor. Good for a while rather than St Joe or San Antonio, just after hearing 540 CBK and before hearing 750 CKJH; see separate logs. CJOB is 50/50 kW U4, both day and night patterns going N/NNE, little or nothing to the south, yeah, sure (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 750, Jan 12 at 1330 UT, nulling KOAL UT, I get another station in English, obviously Canadian referring to km, highway 345(?), provincial news, Battleford, Prince Albert, high temperature minus 26, which in turn is connected to CK750, as CKJH in Melfort, Sask. is branded, linking to http://www.ck750/com and plug a pizza party. One YL seems to be doing all the announcing, news and commercials. Need USB tuning to avoid 740 KRMG splash. CKJH day pattern is ND; night pattern mostly to the north (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** CANADA. 3330-CUSB, Jan 12 at 0710, CHU timesignals confirmed, but inaudible on 7850 --- has been having some transmitter interruptions, but in the nightmiddle, 7850 could still be on and not propagating.

7850-CUSB, Jan 12 at 1309, now 7850 is in at S9+, but nothing audible on their third frequency, 14670-CUSB, which like 7850 at night, could still be on but not propagating even in the daytime. 3330 is also still audible at S4 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA SOUTH. 9100, Jan 12 at 1407, JBA carrier with flutter. Presumably Echo of Hope on new frequency since Jan 1 per Aoki, heard by Ron Howard yesterday // 4885 around 1400 altho initial schedule was 1755-2400 only; also watch out for Sound of Hope, Taiwan and/or ChiCom jamming which may also appear on 9100. I`ll have to start/end my 9 MHz bandscans on 9100 now (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 1570, Jan 12 at 1347, XERF plug for `Antena Radio Segunda Edición`, which I guess is later in the day, noon? en 107.9 y 1220, from IMER, referring to the XEB DF MW frequency and maybe that`s now its own FM, also on ``estaciones en el interior de la república``, (Ciudad Acuña seeming like that from the metropolis? Even tho it`s right on the border, with the DF much more ``interior``). 

Good signal now but hardly a border blaster any more, and USA is no help allowing lots of low-power CCI. Still claims and listed as 100 kW, but Jerry Kiefer, ex-KBXD, tells me: ``HI Glenn, Mike Van Hooser in Dallas showed me a Mexican government web page where they were listed as 30 kW/Radio Poderosa. Evidently been that way for a few years`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND. 7355 QRM: see ALASKA [and non]

** THAILAND. 9390, Jan 12 at 1409, HSK9 with English broadcast, poor S3-S5, 1415 music. Needs LSB tuning to avoid WRMI 9395. As I`ve said time and again, the 1230 and/or 1400 English broadcasts would be much better for North America than the inaudible evening ones, if the RTG would aim a clear frequency our way, or better yet, insist on using Greenville in exchange for IBB continuing to use Udorn (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1859 monitoring: confirmed UT Thursday January 12 at 0030 on WBCQ 9330v-CUSB, poor.

WORLD OF RADIO 1860 monitoring: confirmed first SW airing, Thursday January 12 at 1230 on WRMI 9955, very poor S2, and yes, now on // 6855, which is S9! But by 1255 recheck the reception is reversed, 6855 faded down to S4-S6, and 9955 up to S9 to +10 (and no jamming). 

Seeking Okeechobee sunrise at, not among the scores of Florida towns included, nor any close ones around the Lake, but the nearest I can find is Yeehaw Junxion, just north of Okeechobee, when the sunrise today was 1216 UT, so within half an hour, 6 MHz was dropping out and 9 MHz building up.

However, busy with other things, I miss checking the Thu 2130 on 11580, and the UT Fri 0030 on 9330. If anyone can confirm hearing either, or hearing the frequency but not the program, please let me know. Next:
Sat 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB
Sat 0730   HLR 6190-CUSB to SW
Sat 1530   HLR 7265-CUSB to SW
Sat 2030v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sun 0410v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1130   HLR 9485-CUSB to SW
Mon 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0400v  WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0430   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Tue 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 1200   WRMI 9955 to SSE, 6855 to WNW
Wed 1030   WRMI 5850 to NW
Tue 2130   WRMI 15770 to NE
Tue 2300   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1415.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE, 6855 to WNW
Wed 2200   WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Thu 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW

** U S A. 6855, Jan 12 at 0030, English relay // much stronger 5850, R. Slovakia International as now on WRMI schedule, also allegedly // 11580 but too weak to tell (as is 9955 at this hour). 

6855 // 5850 // 7730, Thu Jan 12 at 0705, WRMI with interview in English about Marshall Islands, soon Keith Perron introducing something from RNZ, so this is still a PCJ Radio International Hour on Thursday, despite the WRMI sked grid at showing it on UT Fridays! On 5850 & 7730.

6855, UT Fri Jan 13 at 0120 guy talking about how there was no such people as Palestinians before 1947, while the Jews in Israel go way back further than that (so on with settlements, push `em out). Circa 0150 recheck, `Your Weekend Show` mentioned in passing, which is scheduled this hour on 11580, now duplicated on this audible and propagable frequency. It`s from the so-called TruNews network which already occupies 9395 fulltime, but I don`t know if also on there at this hour. Anyhow, Thursday evening is hardly weekend unless you`re, Allah-forbid, Moslem (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9930, Jan 12 at 1903, dead air from WTWW-2; I stick with it and finally comes to life at 1907 re-opening `Dave Ramsey` show. So they leave the news hole holey --- an improvement over three hours of dead air, or worse, dead air except for commercials, both of which have happened (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 750, Jan 12 at 1328 UT, `America`s Morning News` show going into commercial break, loops NW/SE, ad for attending NASCAR in Vegas, fading and separable from Canadian [q.v.], back in at 1335 UT. I think this must be KOAL Price UT, 10/6.8 kW U2, likely on ND day pattern since at night it`s cardioid nulling east. And KOAL is news/talk with lots of networks, but NRC AM Log does not show it as a TRN affiliate; AMN website does not provide any affiliate list:

Not daytimer KMMJ NE this early, nor KSEO Durant OK, another daytimer I have never heard from across this state. But soon, WNDZ Indiana (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 750, Jan 12 at 1353 UT, Ukrainian with heavy American accent, mention which is a folk music school in Chicago, so certainly WNDZ Portage IN. I had already heard Utah and Saskatchewan on 750, much further west. Maybe some CCI in Spanish now, El Paso or Grand Island (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 750, Jan 12 at 1429 UT, after Howard Kurtz, Fox mention, ``Newstalk 750`` ID and calls sounded like KGNU, but only fit is KBNN Lebanon MO, 5 kW daytimer, after hearing other 750s: KOAL, CKJH, WNDZ (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1200, Jan 12 at 1343 UT, romantic Spanish music from NE/SW overcoming WOAI, 1358 UT Chicago ad, ``Univisión América, 1,200, una emisora Uforia, WRTO, y ####, Evanston``, back to music. Not sure what the unlisted co-station is, maybe FM. Anyhow, they have not yet flipped to sports network as had been reported:

``This from DX-midAMerica: IL, Chicago, WRTO, 1200, will flip to the new Spanish sports network Univisión Deportes Radio in the new year (20 kW days, 4.5 kW night - BD) Best wishes (Barry :-), Carlisle UK, Davies, mwcircle yg via DXLD)`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1260, Jan 12 at 1359 UT, norteña music past hourtop, 1402 fade for ID, maybe ``La Tremenda``. None such; I`ll have to settle for likely La Reina, which is KDLF Boone IA, 5000/33 watts for Des Moines market (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 2520, Jan 12 at 1312, talk at S9, but still unreadable, much stronger than harmonic on 2960, while 2520 is presumably 1260 x 2 from WOCO Oconto WI (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 2960, Jan 12 at 0722 UT, S4 signal with trace of music, presumed the currently active harmonic of 1480, WERM, Mobile AL.

2960, Jan 12 at 1310, still VP carrier at S4 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific JBA MW carrier search January 12, UT:
Nothing on low or mid-band, but just:
1098-W at 1317, presumably V7AB Marshall Islands carrier still on
1566-NW at 1320, stronger carrier, presumably HLAZ, FEBC Jeju Island, Korea South (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 2749-USB, Jan 12 at 0719 UT, fragments sound like man in French on the Canadian Coast Guard frequency, but the website shows no broadcasts until 0740 from the Nova Scotia-area stations. Is it also used for 2-way communications? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 0505 UT January 13

[Note: we are expecting an ice storm the next two days, in case you don`t hear from me for a while --- gh]