segunda-feira, 21 de maio de 2012

Glenn Hauser logs May 21-22, 2012

** CANADA. Another sporadic-E analog TV DX opening midday May 20, UT:
1703, something fades in ch 2 just as I am pressing SEND on my previous log report! It`s a letterboxed movie with opening credits, looks like Chuck Norris, GLOBAL bug in LR. Probably CKND2 again, MB.
1703, also CCI on ch 3
1718, now not much on 2 or 3, but 4: Documentary with lots of open captioning, apparently due to poor audio pickup from surveillance cameras. Tariq is one name shown. Mentions RCMP. Peaks NNW. 1720 break soon IDs show as `The Fifth Estate`, and CBC news promo. Surely CBKT1 in Moose Jaw, Sask.
But if I am getting CBKT4, where is CKCK on ch 2 from nearby Regina?? O no, it`s already gone DTV on channel 8 as per
``CKCK-DT began transmitting over-the-air in Regina on channel 8 at 12:05 AM on Wednesday, August 31, 2011. Using PSIP Virtual channel 2.1 is displayed. Its HD signal is now offered on Bell TV via channel 1106 as of September 12, 2011.``
But nothing about when or if the analog ch 2 transmitter has been downshut. CTV Regina website has even less to say about such insignificant details.
CKCK had been one of our most reliable Es stations at just over a kilomile, for fifty years, and now it`s gone forever. It`s also missing from Bill Hepburn`s channel 2 map, and from listings. It is however relayed by some full-power stations (still analog, apparently) on chs 6, 7 and 12. Reginans can how DX analog border Mexicans on 2 if they are very lucky!
1729, now some French Canadian on ch 3; mentions Radio-Canada. Hepburn`s map no longer shows CBWFT in Winnipeg, so it must be one of their two relays in MB, or the CBKFT relay in SK? Maybe not. still lists CBWFT on analog 3 as well as DT on 51. So are both currently on the air or not?
1742, ch 5 now in with rising MUF; 1745, CBC promo for `The Heartland` and back to `The Fifth Estate`. There are still four CBC English on ch 5 in Sask, one in Manitoba, per map.
1745, ch 3 has 10-kHz CCI between CBC and something else in English, including graphic MR BIG.
1747, ch 3 with `Question Time`, from CTV, political discussion, with IADs (intermittent audio dropouts). Would be CFQC1 in Sask, or much further CFRN2 in Alberta.
1800, opening is mostly gone by now (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CANADA. 9555, May 21 until 0529:25* cut off Vietnamese talk abruptly, as Sackville is making up for no VOV relay modulation 24 hours earlier. Strange, as normally the last biminute consists of BaBcoCk music loop. I suppose all these anomalies from Sackville could be caused by misprogrammed computer control, perhaps back in Montréal (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CHINA. Firedrake May 21, before 1300:
11500, fair at 1252 over VOR via Tajikistan, making fast SAH
12230, poor at 1255
12600, JBA at 1255
13970, good at 1256
14800, very good at 1256
15555, good at 1258
15900, very good at 1258
16100, fair at 1259
16920, fair at 1259
17450, poor until 1300*
After 1400:
17560, fair at 1406 vs V. of Tibet, Madagascar
15600, fair at 1408, presumably vs V. of Tibet, Tajikistan, 15603
** JAPAN. 9595, May 21 at 1307, R. Nikkei two YLs conversing rapidly n Japanese, but occasional English terms, such as ``something else``, ``how much is?``, ``what`s the movie?``, apparently an advanced language lesson; poor signal (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 15425, May 20 at 2244 check, no sign of Brother Scare, which according to DX Re Mix News, was to be testing today via ARMENIA. Could well have been on and not propagating USward (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SRI LANKA [non]. 12250, May 21 at 1502, a JBA carrier is detectable with the DX-398 on battery power on the porch with short wire antenna, and still at 1512, but in the meantime closed down household noise sources and tried on the FRG-7 with regular longwire: inaudible there.
No doubt it`s the new Tamil clandestine, info about which Alan Roe discovered May 20. Sponsored by the Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE), it`s called Naatham, and according to and
started May 18, at 1500-1600 UT on 12250. For information contact:
Sei-ichi Hasegawa then reported hearing nonstop music on 12250 at +1542-1600* on May 20, after a Japanese DXer in Hokkaido reported it for the first time as an unID station May 19. See:
by Nakanaka in Hokkaido, Japan.
Aoki now has listed it May 21 but without any power or site info:
``12250 Tamil naatham Radio 1500-1600 1234567 Tamil TGTE a12 May 18-``
The far-out-of-band frequency suggests the site is a big secret, as it`s hard to believe M&B, BaBcoCk or Russia/CIS would admit to using such a frequency. WRN confirms they are not involved in this. The fact that it is audible at all here on the opposite worldside indicates that power is considerable (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 17510, WHRI, last Sunday was not airing `DXing with Cumbre` at 2130, and their scheduled showed it at 2100 instead. So this Sunday, May 20 I check at 2115: Christian songs (what else?) for truckers, but retune at 2131, DWC is back at this time. Marie is just doing pro-forma introduxion, then turns it over to Chris, Lobdell for `Pirating with Cumbre`, starting with an April 22 log from Bill Hassig, a previous show repeated with no new one this week.
Then on May 21 I recheck the searchable WHRI program schedules. Still shows 2100, not 2130 Sundays on 17510 for DWC. Plus numerous other times on this frequency, presumably imaginary from Angel 2 rather than 1 for the imaginary Sunday 2100 transmission: Saturday at 2000; Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 2100; Sunday at 2300 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 5755, May 21 at 0523 check, WTWW-1 is back on night frequency with SFAW, having been absent 25 hours earlier (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1617 monitoring: 9955, UT Monday May 21 at 0526, confirmed on WRMI, about to conclude, more or less readable vs pulse jamming (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9330-CUSB, May 21 at 0531, WBCQ with hard-rock travesties, courtesy of Rev. Rod Hembree: ``Runaway`` re-lyricked into some tale about leaving Egypt; segué to ``I Ain`t Nothin` But a Found God``! Retune at 1249, still doing this, ``Let`s Rock`` has become ``Let`s Talk`` about Jesus Christ. 1250 plug and more of this innovative tactic for ever-increasing faith (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. Still missing US SW stations, May 21:
9370-, nothing from WTJC at 1412
12105, nothing from WTWW-3 at 1552
15550-USB, nothing from WJHR at 1407
** U S A. 12160, May 21 at 1511, WWCR-2 has cross talk matching modulation from 13845, WWCR-3 with DGS; same as happens earlier on 7490 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 770, May 21 around 0130 UT, KKOB Albuquerque NM is audible with fair and steady signal. This is just when the annular eclipse is about to occur there, but a local talk show says nothing about it! Sounds live but may not be; hostess breaks for ID and ads. I was listening on the portable as I went out into a field for our best view of the setting sun. Unfortunately there were too many clouds in the way, but I felt a certain qinship to the `Querquians nevertheless. I expect this reception was normal, nothing to do with the eclipse, with K`KOB still on day power and tower (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
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