sábado, 16 de novembro de 2013

Glenn Hauser logs November 15-16, 2013


** ASCENSION. 21640, Nov 16 at 1357 past 1358, BaBcoCk interval signal prior to BBC Hausa, poor signal but now free of REE QRM (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 11880, Nov 15 at 2156, RHC is again in wrong language today, French instead of scheduled Portuguese (so was that at 2100 instead?) (Typo in yesterday`s report: time was 2157) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** INDIA. 11985, Nov 15 at 0050, we`re in luck: AIR Khampur is running that mystery 36-37 note interval signal again instead of the Sinhala service --- and I am all set with my recorder. Taped a bit of it now, but better at 0102 past 0110. A couple of times I heard a few words toward the end of the cycle, not sure whence. Here`s a clip from 0102. Can anyone in India or elsewhere recognize the tune or explain its significance?
http://www.w4uvh.net/11985IS.rm
11740, meanwhile, supposed to be // Sinhala via GOA, is definitely playing some other music after 0100 once the ChiCom QRM is off(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** IRAN. 5950, Nov 16 at 0054, very poor signal here from something, as I was checking for Bolivia on 5952.4 – not heard. Per EiBi, HFCC, and Aoki, it can only be the IRIB Tajik service at 0050-0220, 500 kW, 50 degrees via Sirjan (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** KOREA NORTH [non]. 9775, Nov 16 at 1509, songs, fair with flutter, from R. Free Chosun via ?? listed Tajikistan I doubt. Earlier usually it`s all talk in Korean (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. 780, Nov 16 at 0125 UT with WBBM completely nulled --- and tnx to KSPI for having turned off its carrier --- YL concluding ``El Reporte`` interviewing another YL; ID as ``La Poderosa, 103.algo y 780 AM``, PSA mentions Aguascalientes, but not a clincher as it`s federal from the SEP; more SHVA exclamations as ``La Poderosa``, then long mysterious-music interlude past 0130 (``Dark Shadows`` theme?). 
Guess what: no such slogan for 780s in Cantú but at least three stations have FMs in the 103s, in Jalisco and the two Tamaulipans. It`s probably the usual #1 here, XESFT in San Fernando, a.k.a. La Triple T (referring to what? Not the callsign), 5000/1000 watts and FM 103.7. IRCA 2012 log and WRTH 2013 do not show any ``Poderosa`` here either. In the state-and-city listing, Cantú linx to this website for La Triple T: http://radioavanzado.com but it`s only ``coming soon`` (in English). However various Wikipedia linx do say XESFT is ``branded as La Poderosa``. So there (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. Channel 2 analog, Nov 16 at 1549 UT, signs of sporadic E from the south; and then on channel 4 a bit of Spanish audio makes it thru. Ham Es map in the next hour 
http://www.dxmaps.com/spots/map.php?Lan=E&Frec=MUF&ML=M⤅=NA&DXC=N&HF=N&GL=N
shows lower MUFs and not between here and Mexico (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NORTH AMERICA. 6940+AM, Nov 16 at 0113, poor signal with music, the only pirate around; 0116 says ``on a web receiver in Alberta``, ID as Radio True North (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** PERU. 5980, Nov 16 at 0048, carrier from presumed R. Chaski. Since it was missing after 0100 last night, I am tracking it carefully from 0059, and it does cut off at 0100:08*, so the timer was reset on November 15! At the previous rate, we were not expecting this until almost yearend at circa six minutes past the hour. I predict it will resume precessing about 5.25 seconds later each night (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SOMALILAND. 7120-AM, Nov 16, JBA carrier from presumed R. Hargeisa cuts off at 1400:10* (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SPAIN. 21640, Nov 16 at 1357, REE is finally here ex-21630, avoiding collision with BBC Ascension, and after 1500, with WHRI. At 1441 I notice that both 21640 and 21610 exhibit a long/short path echo. This seems improbable on 21 MHz requiring a long night route, but only other explanation would be short route off the back mixing with backscatter which would be an even quicker echo. Eike Bierwirth also confirms new 21640 and says according to the REE schedule via programasdx, at 13-16 it`s daily; only the 16-17 portion is weekdays only (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 7490, Friday Nov 15 at 2240, `Behaviour Night` on WBCQ, great show of old records, this time circa 1930, college rally songs, including Northwestern; 2255 medley of Canadian national songs, all in jazzed-up versions of the era; from some `Hits of the Week` albums. Sir Scratchy concludes by plugging `Marion`s Attic` for more music like this on Sundays at 2200. For the next two or three months we may enjoy sufficient reception of both, with WBCQ propagating this far west circa sunset. WBCQ makes no seasonal adjustments in frequencies or scheduling, except for DST shifts, like a domestic broadcaster (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 5830, Nov 16 at 1348, open carrier/dead air yet again from WTWW-1, and still such after QSY to 9475 at 1443 and 1508 chex; where`s our PPP? Meanwhile, 9930 WTWW-2 is modulating with the Brother Scare Sabbath service, as well as via 9980 WWCR. 
As if that`s not enough in the 9.9s, from December, WRMI will also be running The Last Days Prophet of God northwestward from Okeechobee after 1500 on 9955! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 1200, Nov 16 at 0103 UT, I am again looking for the Brazilian talk with WOAI nulled (which Rocco Cotroneo in Rio suggests may have been a Brazilian trying to sound like Spanish; and that the signal seems like it is too close for Brasil. I must agree, as I also checked 1220 and 1100, both nights and did not find any signs of Brasil.) 
Now there is a song but can`t be sure of language; 0106 tape fast-forwarding, sound-effect? Strange. This makes a 200/minute SAH with WOAI, 3.33 Hz, less than the <4 0650="" 2.5="" 24="" at="" but="" could="" course="" earlier="" getting="" had="" hours="" hz.="" hz="" i="" more="" nbsp="" of="" one="" or="" other="" span="" station="" than="" the="" them="" unlikely="" vary="" was="" woai-nulled="">
BTW, WOAI is certainly not 36 Hz hi as in mwoffsetts, but close to, within a very few Hz of 1200.000 as compared to other 10-kHz channel stations above and below. BTW2, WOAI never seems to be running IBOC noise any more, unless in complete daytime, tho it`s still shown as fully active here:
http://topazdesigns.com/iboc/station-list.html
Wasn`t WOAI one of the ``HD`` pioneers? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 1733 UT November 16

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