venerdì 21 luglio 2017

Glenn Hauser logs July 20-21, 2017

** CHINA. 15040, July 21 at 1303, CNR1 echo jamming, poor, against All India Radio`s Chinese scheduled until 1315, but can`t hear any of that, supposedly 500 kW, 60 degrees from Bengaluru (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ISRAEL [non]. Regarding i24 and its corporate master Altice, I happen to see an ad for Altice on CNN (possibly inserted locally by its Suddenlink subsidiary), July 21 at 0537 UT, during which it is pronounced Al-teece. 

And quite by chance, the head honcho, Patrick Drahi, is subject of this story from Portugal, which came to me as spam. It`s a teaser for the full story about to be published in the major print magazine VISÃO, which I have not yet seen online:

``O lado oculto de Patrick Drahi
anteVISÃO --- Mafalda Anjos, Diretora 19 de Julho de 2017
Provavelmente já ouviu falar de Patrick Drahi. É ele o empresário de origem judia que quer somar a TVI à Portugal Telecom e desafiar a concorrência, tornando-se num (ainda mais) poderoso empresário no panorama nacional. É conhecido por ser implacável, tratar as pessoas com desprezo, pagar-lhes o menos possível e, nos negócios, cultivar a rapidez na tomada de decisão. O que poucos sabem é que este homem de nome estrangeiro tem afinal desde o final do ano passado um novo passaporte português no bolso, atribuído ao abrigo da lei que desde 2015 admite a atribuição de nacionalidade aos judeus sefarditas com ascendentes nascidos no País. No tema de capa desta semana, Clara Teixeira e Cesaltina Pinto traçam o perfil do magnata que sonhou em comprar a Time Warner e quer ser o dono disto tudo em Portugal.``

[Google translation of above, slightly improved:]

July 19, 2017 --- The Hidden Side of Patrick Drahi

``You've probably heard of Patrick Drahi. He is the businessman of Jewish origin who wants to add TVI to Portugal Telecom and challenge the competition, becoming an (even more) powerful businessman on the national scene. He is known to be ruthless, to treat people with contempt, to pay them as little as possible and, in business, to cultivate speed in decision-making. What few know is that this man of foreign name has since last year a new Portuguese passport in his pocket, attributed under the law that since 2015 admits the attribution of nationality to Sephardic Jews with ascendants born in the country. On this week's cover, Clara Teixeira and Cesaltina Pinto trace the profile of the tycoon who dreamed of buying Time Warner and wants to be the owner of it all in Portugal.``

I then searched for more of the story and got this version, as also translated:

``Drahi, the owner of PT and TVI, has a new passport: Portuguese
  Economy 19.07.2017 às 17h08 Rui Duarte Silva

Descendant of Sephardic Jews, Patrick Drahi acquired Portuguese nationality before launching himself for the purchase of Media Capital. It's the third passport to get into his pocket.

In the two years between the acquisition of Portugal Telecom and Media Capital, Altice's boss, Patrick Drahi, has not stopped. Under the new law of 2015, he acquired Portuguese nationality after having been able to prove that he descends from three Jewish families expelled from Portugal by the edict of D. Manuel I, in 1496: Os Adrehi (name that will have evolved to Drahi), the Sicsú and the Amouyal.

Of the Adrehi and Sicsú, there are records of their return to Faro in the 19th century, after Diaspora had taken them first to Livorno (Italy), and then to Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco, where Patrick would be born in 1963.

In the Algarve city, the ancestors of the magnate are remembered as influential members of the Jewish community, and the proof is in sight of whoever crosses the portal of the Lisbon Synagogue. 

Learn all about Patrick Drahi's life and Media Capital's buying deal in this week's VISION, Thursday on the newsstands. AVAILABLE ALSO: Ipad - Digital Edition`` (via Glenn Hauser, DXLD)

** OKLAHOMA. 92.1, July 21 at 1429 UT check, local KAMG-LP is *still* transmitting dead air; only a few miles away, but quite weak, and with PL-880 antenna properly positioned, KFXI again penetrates it, with rock, 1434 UT Pauls Valley Ford ad, ``KFXI, Foxi 92``, i.e. 100 kW from Marlow, southern OK. 

There is slight tropo enhancement. This and 94.1 Lawton are all I get when I set up on the porch after Es to here halfway up the FM band is implied by the 6m DXmap (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 94.1, July 21 at 1430 UT, with a little tropo boost, rock music manages next to local splatterer 94.3 KLGB-LP. Program plugs it also being on AFN, see and then national ads from Home Depot, NAPA, but 1431 UT ``Lawton-Fort Sill`s Rock Station, Z-94``, which is KZCD, 35 kW H&V, 178m HAAT. It`s their only OK station per affiliate list:

** OKLAHOMA. Checking the NWS Enid website July 20 around 1915 UT, I am astounded to see it display a current temp of 122 F = 50 C! After finding contact form, I tell them:

``It`s hot, but surely not THAT hot, which would be record breaking --- current temp as 122 = 50 C????? How can we rely on this. Today`s high separately predicted at only 103.

I copy from your own site for Enid:

Current conditions at
Enid, Enid Woodring Regional Airport (KWDG)
Lat: 36.38°N Lon: 97.79°W Elev: 1168 ft.

Partly Cloudy
122°F  50°C
Humidity 16%
Wind Speed S 9 mph
Barometer 30.00 in
Dewpoint 64°F (18°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index 127°F (53°C)
Last update 20 Jul 1:50 pm CDT


Next check a few minutes later, it has declined to *only* 106. No reply received. Here`s a screenshot of the evidence:
(Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9395, Friday July 21 at 1236, WRMI with `The Power Hour`, YL host rather like Joyce, and pushing paranoid products after OM co-host or guest about the 100+year-old sprintress. Fair signal and running 26 seconds behind blasting // 7490 WWCR, also 13845. WRMI Programming page still unshows TPH, but the transmission sked claims 12-15 UT on 9395 (really M-F only), and does not show anything but Oldies on 9455, which really joins in at 13-15 (both still with VOA news on the hour?) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1520, July 21 at 1220 UT, an hour after LSR here, I start some MW bandscanning, where skywave has not quite faded out yet on the topend. KOKC talk from OKC has almost equal signal making slow SAH of 24/minute = 0.4 Hz, and inseparable by DF, so obviously KYND Cypress (Houston market) TX. It`s playing hymns in English, with a brief unID announcement between them.

As of a year ago in the NRC AM Log, KYND was UC:OLD/TLK, 25 kW direxional daytimer, reduced to 18 kW critical hours, different pattern. The indispensable new 38th edition NRC AM Radio Log (about 300 pages on paper only, 3-hole-binder punched) will be out in about a month, and pre-orders are being taken via 
(Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1540.0, July 21 at 1223 UT, since I`ve just heard KYND 1520, time to look for KGBC in Galveston, and there it is with a live timecheck between songs for ``23 past the hour on Galveston`s own KGBC``. How nice that it is once again Galveston`s rather than China`s own (KGBC and KYND both used to relay China Radio International). This has a 72/minute SAH = 1.2 Hz, perhaps with remnant of KXEL if not something closer, and obviously is back almost on-frequency (last year it was way off plus making an audible tell-tale het). 

1227 UT a string of about a dozen people getting happy-birthday wishes; and one may apply to be included via --- do you have to prove you`re local? Celebrating un-birthdays would be less risky for identity theft. By now some SS CCI is growing; at first I thought I heard San Antonio mentioned, which would be KEDA, but then definitely ESPN-Deportes Radio, i.e. KZMP. Due to direxionality, it`s not unusual for 2.5 kW KGBC to overcome twice-as-close 32 kW KZMP in The MetroPlex (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1690, July 21 at 1230 UT, ``Money Talk 1690`` and ID from KDMT Arvada CO. Note the word Denver is not included in the URL. Remnant skywave yet from the NW more than an hour after SR here. KDMT should have been bumped up from 1 kW night to day power 10 kW from its FCC-official July sunrise of 1145 UT (August: 1215 UT) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6130-6140, July 21 at 0615, Cuban-style pulse jamming with no reason to be here, stray? Peaking at 6135. Of course quite different North Korean jamming attacking 6135 could be audible much later (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 13927-USB, July 21 at 1307, ``have a good flight, 5RN``, off and nothing more for next few minutes. It`s an active USAF MARS long-range frequency, and should bring lots more traffic if one had the patience to sit upon it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 15016-AM, July 21 at 1304 and still 1409, JBA carrier. Possibly an R75 birdie, tho not noticed before; unlikely as it is very close to on-frequency and not wavering. 15016 listed only by EiBi as 
15016 0000-2400 USA US Air Force Messages E NAm
But of course those would be in USB, details of mode not covered by EiBi. Possibly one of those transmitters is occupying the channel. Many logs of this elsewhere as one of those secret-message alfanumeric channels (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1716 UT July 21