** AUSTRALIA. 15530, May 13 at 0508, R. Australia on new frequency, as I had just found 15300 missing, which is scheduled 0300-0600; // 15240 a little weaker as usual. Why move??? No CCI or ACI known to 15300, while 15530 has Iran in Russian at 0450-0520 but not audible here under Australia tonight. Possibly a mistake? Dan Sheedy in California also heard 15530, wondering if a punch-up error for 15300? Check again May 14.
9580 & 12065, May 13 at 1210, dead air from R. Australia carriers --- oh2, has the budget cut just announced already killed RA? No, still modulating on 9475, interview about injured birds; 1211 modulation comes up on the first two frequencies. But there may be further disruptions, uncertainty.
Robin Harwood VK7RH, Tasmania, tells the DXLD yg: ``Both ABC and SBS have their budget cut by 1% plus ABC loses contract for Australian Television network. Foreign Aid Budget also heavily cut. If Australian Television network is closed as is likely, will probably flow over to Radio Australia as well``.
John Figliozzi also relies on Tasmania: ``Info to assist in analysing ABC Budget outcomes | Tasmanian Times``
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** BRAZIL. 11780, May 13 at 0511, RNA still rough modulation and unstable carrier. At first thought 6180 was off again, but then detectable // in heavy music splash from 6175 Vietnam/South Carolina (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 9850, May 13 at 1204, open carrier/dead air from RHC, while 9820 is JBA under China. At 1206, modulation has started on 9850 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. Keeping an eye on NTSC channel A2 for some time, May 12 at 2252 UT finally some signals fade in with antenna SSE toward OKC; stronger co-channel interference when I shift to SSW.
2300 on 2, old movie or travelog with scenes of DF landmarx, music
2314 on 2, still heavy CCI but think I glimpse the Gala TV = Televisa-9 net swirl bug in the lower right; 2318 strengthening
2318 on 4, now MUF up to here with CCI; and one weak fading video on 5
2330 on 4, chat show with audio; 2331 inserted across top of screen in very large font: XELN-TV. No mistaking that! Would that every Mexican TV station ID this way, instead of tiny type in the corner. Lasted 5-10 seconds as I scrambled for my camera, but too late. XELN-TV is 100 kW from Torreón, Coahuila, per W9WI.com on Televisa-5 net. IIRC, 50 years ago this was a low power one and quite a catch. LN presumably alludes to Laguna, now a dried-up but landmark ex-lake.
2332 on 5, animated ad, generic Televisa bug in LR
2335 on 4, Soriana ad with grocery prices; nationally the same?
2348 on 4, novela; on 2 novela; on 5 heavy CCI; on 3 algo
2351 on 5, Televisa net-5 bug in LR, video only; 2352 All-Bran ad
2355 on 4, bug in UR with triangles? Maybe Azteca-13. UnID.
Opening is still going full force, but I am going to a choral concert at Enid High; no FM Es noted on caradio anyway in transit.
UT May 13, back to TV and the opening is still going:
0125 on 2-5, still Es CCI, 2 and 4 strongest
0126 on 4, talk show, Azteca-13 bug UR
0129 on 2, `The Simpsons`, dubbed, CCI. It`s just not the same without the original vocal characterizations; guess Harry Shearer and Hank Azaria don`t dub in Spanish?? 0132 looks like a tiny ID supered UR, illegible. Simpsons closing theme at 0135. I wonder which network / station this is on. Very time-consuming to search out, and I really don`t want to mess up my local settings on TVGuide.com
I jockey the antenna and find the peak signals are still from the SSW, not SW or WSW
0133 on 3, Televisa-5 net bug in LR
0140 opening fading down but still CCI at least on 2
0226 on 3, Televisa-5 net bug in LR; 0247 net 5 with KARAOKE big font
0300 opening about to fade out with lite CCI on 2 and 3 a bit longer
Monitoring from 1415 UT May 13, no Es showing until:
1651 on 2, CCI starts, also algo on 4
1653 on 2, novela, tentative TELEACTIVA bug UR = XEFB Monterrey NL; fade out again, what next? Nothing develops in next hour, just some weak CCI (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report despatched at 1809 UT May 13