terça-feira, 7 de julho de 2015

Glenn Hauser logs July 7, 2015

** CUBA. 5990, July 7 until 0101:45* or so, CRI relay carrier is again left on past 0100; at least they cut the modulation, so not a problem for Chaski-checking. Obviously a different transmitter than 6000, already on with RHC English.
11880, July 7 at 0531, RHC English is here, VG! So which 6 MHz transmitter is missing? 6060 for New York. This certainly makes sense in the summer, frequency-band diversity instead of putting all English eggs in the 5 and 6 MHz basket; 9 MHz would also be good, something propagation expert Arnie Coro has never figured out. But this is probably a Radio Cuba mistake, as 11880 is the RHC Africa frequency at 22-24 including English at 23. You guessed it, oui, mes amis, both 11880, and 6060 scheduled at 00-07 are the Bauta-2 transmitter (and its only other usage [not including spy numbers] is for 13740 at 11-14) so 11880 may well have stayed on ever since 0000, in which case it would have clashed with Iran in Uzbek, and after 0600, AWR Arabic via Austria (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. 580, July 7 at 0542 UT, a Mexican station underneath WIBW in `Coast to Coast` about Bigfoot, and close to opposite, as if I null WIBW Topeka, I also null this. I am trying to re-reconfirm since late May that XEMU Piedras Negras, Coahuila is still on the air, not yet abandoning AM for FM only as encouraged by the government and already removed from an official listing. It`s tough to catch any details with WIBW dominant; eventually I might get something definite during a WIBW fade. At 0600 UT, a tentative XEMU ID as WIBW is going to CBS bong and news. Generally, I suspect that XEMU may be underpowered now from listed 5/2.5 kW ND. Meanwhile with both of them nulled, I am hearing a third station: see UNIDENTIFIED (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. 610, July 7 at 0554, XEBX is dominant over KCSP with Mexican music; 0606 ranchera, 0610 ID also for FM sounded like 107.9, and timecheck. Neither IRCA Log nor Cantú had an FM to go with this, but WRTH 2015 does: XHBX on 105.9, Sabinas, Coahuila (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NIGERIA. 9690-, July 7 at 0601, VON fair, mixing Hausa with bits of music; and also // weaker 7255- which is sometimes there, sometimes not (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NIGERIA [non]. 11825, July 7 at 0602, poor signal from Nigerian Armed Forces Radio via RMI via MBR Issoudun, FRANCE site; in Hausa with a long slow string of syllables, as heard before; // good 13775 shortly into singing, still mostly music at 0622.
Richard Langley in NB explains to the DXLD yg about the Hausyllables I also referred to in an earlier log:
``Fair reception of the Nigerian Armed Forces Radio test this morning (3 July) on 13775 kHz despite local RFI. I recorded the transmission unattended. Carrier came on the air at about 0559:53 UT and the initial music started at 0600:07 (assuming no time slips from the start of recording). The test, as with the past few days, consists of Nigerian music interspersed with IDs in Hausa and English. The first musical piece had the interesting line "I want to be a solider." The IDs include an SMS number to which to send messages. In English, it sounds like +2308108366886 with the "0"s pronounced as the letter "O." But this cannot be right as the country code for Nigeria is 234. Indeed, in Hausa, the number is given as 2348148366886 with the "4"s clearly pronounced as "hudu" -- Hausa for "four." Does anyone hear the English numbers differently? The test program ended at 0659:31 with transmitter sign-off at 06:00:05 UT``
Was July 7 the final test broadcast? Just in from Jeff White at 1521 UT July 7: ``Glenn: NAFR extended until Friday, July 10. Jeff``.
If they permanentize this, may we expect a bit more propaganda, and less music? Hope not (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** PAPUA NEW GUINEA [non]. 12025, July 7 at 0526, NBC relay with PNG promos, no SBG at the moment; plug Prime Minister`s Excellence Awards, at http://pmeapng.org which URL does check out; adstring including Air Niugini, PNG Power; 0529 ``Fifteenth Pacific Games broadcast on NBC National Radio, Sámoa 5, PNG 3 at halftime``, then phoner about cricket; by 0534, the football SBG has resumed. Meanwhile, no signal on 9860 which I have yet to hear at any time.
12025 has usual good strength belying alleged 10 kW ``Townsville``; too bad there is no other R. Australia frequency nearby to compare it with, but this could be done at 09-10, when 12085 and 12065 are on from Shepparton.
17840, RA is however very good as usual at 0539 July 7 also with report about the PNG games, how condoms are being distributed in Port Moresby vs AIDS; no violence reported yet.
6075, July 7 at 1258, NBC relay is still here despite lacking from some schedule versions, music, 1259 announcement, ads, 1300 news, etc. and starting fade down from fair to very poor by 1320.
Sounded like a lot of what I heard was in Tok Pisin. Ron Howard, who listens to a lot more PNG, also on 3365 alone, answers about the language: ``July 6, all in English 0300-0507 on 12025, whereas 6075, about 1130 to past 1300 is usually in Pidgin (except the Sunday "Island Praise" program, which I think is 1200-1400).``
Meanwhile FWIW, RNZI is still better on 6170 at 1320 July 7. Too bad there is no RA frequency anytime on the 6 MHz band to compare 6075 with (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** PERU. 5980, July 7 at 0101 I attempt to track the autocutoff of R. Chaski, vs strong storm noise level; can`t pinpoint it but circa expected 0105:45* and then I disconnect FRG-7 longwire for the evening of lightning (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SUDAN [non]. 13800, July 7 at 0536, R. Dabanga, fair after switch to VATICAN site, but also lacking any audible carrier/tone/het jamming, in which case I would have headed this SUDAN [and non] (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 600, July 7 at 0553, no sign of KSJB Jamestown ND, unlike 24 hours earlier with C&W music, ID; just `C2CAM`, no doubt WMT Cedar Rapids. Paul Walker says ``KSJB has been back at full power since November 2014, per their Facebook page``. Maybe so, but maybe had a relapse, until reaudiblizing themselves last night. Either that or the ``now with improved signal`` promo was rather stale. Of course, simply propagational variations might account for their coming and going here (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 580, July 7 at 0542 UT, as I null WIBW and XEMU(?) trying to get the latter, a third weak station is heard, in English, with polka(?), 0550 UT it`s gospel music. The only religious 580 stations in the NRC AM Log 2014 are possibilities here: KSAZ in AZ, and KJMJ in LA, but both are supposedly Spanish. KJMJ`s 1 kW night signal pattern is surprisingly NW/SE meaning it should be more of a problem for WIBW here; 390-watt KSAZ has lobes to the NNE, SE and SW, mainly concerned with protecting Fresno (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report despatched at 1617 UT July 7
Enviado por: Glenn Hauser - wghauser@yahoo.com
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