domingo, 24 de junho de 2012

Glenn Hauser logs June 22-23, 2012

** CANADA. 6110, June 23 Sackville does not turn on the NHK World R. Japan relay in English until the opening minute is almost over, *0500:40. I was getting worried (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CHINA. Firedrake June 23, befoe 1200:
 9970, fair-good at 1142, none higher until:
15900, very poor at 1146
16100, JBA at 1146
After 1200:
15435, poor at 1209
** CUBA. 6000, June 23 at 0501, RHC is late again in turning this frequency off and turning 6125 on for the last bihour of English, // 6010, 6050 and 6060.
5955, June 23 at 1136, lite pulse jamming marring CRI English direct, so the DCJC still thinx R. Rep?blica, Costa Rica is here, altho probably only in the evenings; Commies vs Commies! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** EQUATORIAL GUINEA. 15190, June 22 at 1917 no signal from R. Africa (nor Philippines, nor Brasil). Last log I`ve seen for it was June 15, altho I had not logged it since June 1 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** IRAN. 13785, June 23 at 1215, assertive speaker in Arabic, poor signal. It`s the 6-sesquihour transmission of IRIB, 500 kW, 178 degrees from Kamalabad at 0530-1430 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** KUWAIT. 15540, June 22 at 1916, quick check of R. Kuwait finds it with western pop music, not Arabic today (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. Sporadic E analog TV DX, June 22, UT:
1430 on 2, first signs of video today from south
1612 on 3, Televisa program promo, loud audio, then non-comedic dark animation for younguns; so probably net 5, probably XHBQ Zacatecas
1613 on 2, TeleVer bug in UR, novela, so XHFM, Veracruz
1633 on 5, CCI including a discussion
1633 on 4, speech, maybe political
1635 on 6, MUF briefly reaches video here; tried FM but none heard
1636 on 5, TeleVer, video only, novela, so XHAJ, Las Lajas
1651 on 4, MUF down to here, net-5 toon, with zero-CCI beat bars
1651 on 5, briefly parallel 4 above
1659 on 2, hoy, net-2 program at conclusion?
1708 on 2, +tv bug in UR, i.e. m?sTV, i.e. XEWO, Guadalajara
1803 on 2, convoluted bug in UR I have not seen before; looks like a large lower-case a with other stuff overlain; maybe Cristina or similar talkshow, Televisa closing credit, then Televisa M?sica with a video
1810 or so the opening finishes
2300 on 2, Es fades in again
2332 on 2, classic video of a concert aria or lied; TELEACTIVA in upper right, so XEFB Monterrey NL; surprisingly cultural
UT June 23:
0011 on 3, Televisa promo, net-5. Opening continued but I switched to SW trying to ID the Spanish station on 14950+, see UNIDENTIFIED
0245 on 2, next check opening is still going, CCI in and out for more than an hour more
0351 on 2, newscast, with constant crawler, Televisa bug in LR
0412 still some video on 2 but almost gone as I call it a night
(Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NIGERIA. 15115-15120-15125, Friday June 22 at 1917, DRM noise confirming VON is active, presumably to take Saturday & Sunday off as usual. 15110 Spain behaving itself, no spurs (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 17530, June 22 at 1919, big open carrier, atop station in French, ergo it`s VOA vs VOA! At 1930, S?o Tom? hands 17530 over to Greenville for continuation of French, but GB is already on. It should be warming up on some open nearby frequency instead, as is often the case. I don`t blame GB but IBB HQ for scheduling such an unnecessary site swap in the middle of a transmission and failing to assure there will not be such overlaps (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 15385, June 22 at 1916, still no trace of KJES; nor on 7555 at 0142 June 23 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 7490, June 23 at 0503, open carrier, WBCQ not turned off yet (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** VATICAN [non]. 15470, June 23 at 0143, VR IS on VG signal via BONAIRE; 0145 opening Spanish again. I think they run the same half-sesquihour twice at 0100 & 0145. VR says their Portuguese service preceding at 0030 will continue past July 1, but I haven`t found a similar statement about Spanish.
13765, June 23 at 0515, VR in African English, this time with a mosquito-like buzz/whine of slightly varying pitch. Is due west from Madagascar; I remain uncertain whether this is self-inflicted. Has anyone noticed such on other relays from there?
13730, June 23 at 1210, VR in English, what was suspected to be the final one via Sackville, since there`s no English on Sundays, but now it seems post-RCI, the site may keep some other relays going for a while longer. We`ll see on Monday. Story about PBXVI being concerned about the growth of non-Catholic sects in Latin America, pentecostal and evangelical; solution: be better ``Christians``.
At 1213 announcement that as of July 1, this transmission will no longer be audible in Europe on MW, or in America on SW, but still on internet. Off at 1214* without any IS (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 14950.7, June 22 at first check 2311, JBA signal from the mystery LA station, so I`ll get back to it later as TVDX from Mexico is still incoming.
June 23 at 0040, can hear some music, unseems religious but maybe Mexican; 0045 it`s a JBA carrier; 0054 announcement.
I find slightly better reception on the porch with the DX-398 and a few meters of wire, than on the FRG-7 in the shack with much longer wire.
0054 announcement, maybe sermon past 0100, mentions Satan?s at 0103.
0122 is no better so I quit for a while again. Annoying regular noise bursts from some local source at the rate of 90/minute.
>From 0159 I start recording some of the peaks when there are announcements. Now it`s Mexican style but it`s also religious music mentioning ``oraci?n``; 0200 announcement, 0201 timecheck ending ``6 minutos``, more music.
0205-0206 as I am recording again, announcement interrupted by street light firing initially with a large RF burst, but noise level then settles back down, by when music has resumed.
More announcements at 0209, 0214, nothing copiable.
Around 0220 I hear that very weak het again, likely Firedrake starting up on 14950 even.
0224 music peaks stronger, unseems religious or Mexican.
0225 YL timecheck for 9:29, so 4 minutes fast: OM voice says ``La hora exacta en --- (fade)``, YL voice says automatically, ``9 de la noche, 29 minutos``. That`s the UT-5 zone, same as here, and also: M?xico, Panam?, Colombia, Ecuador, Per? ? one of those. The sporadic E into VHF might be boosting this a bit, but on HF the geographic span affected is much broader than on VHF, so not necessarily Mexico.
0227 fades up, religious music mentions ``mi se?or``. Another TC I can`t copy.
0229 announcement, ID, I think mentioning ``Ciudad de Pasto`` i.e. Colombia. If not Pasto it`s fonetically similar.
0231 timecheck in same format as 9:36: ``La hora exacta en CVC(?? Or something fonetically similar; doubt it is really CVC La Voz), so 5 minutes fast, then an Aleluya song.
0234 announcement but weaker; 0235 het grows
0240 still on later than last night, but weaker, het and I quit
1219 I check again and singing is barely audible, in and out, then JBA;
1237 a brief peak with harmonies, and now het from presumed Firedrake
1240 mentions ``una vida nueva`` but this is certainly not KNLS; pitch of het compared to keyboard is approx. 750 Hz.
1301 the het is still heard, after I expected FD to make its usual break, but nothing more copiable from the unID.
I have put up a clip of the Pasto (?) mention, and the 9:36 ID and timecheck, and welcome any ideas about what others hear them say:
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