quinta-feira, 5 de julho de 2012

Glenn Hauser logs July 4-5, 2012

** COLOMBIA. 1140, July 4 at 0216 UT on the caradio as we are parked awaiting the Enid fireworx show near Meadowlake Park, I am still trying to ID the Spanish gospel stuff I am hearing here if it`s not XEMR Monterrey, which isn`t supposed to be religious. A clear ID as ``Radio Esperanza 11-40 AM`` goes by, plus praise music in Spanish. Can`t wait to get home and google on that, which leads right to: Cartagena, Colombia. WRTH also lists that slogan for HJKO, 10 kW in Cartagena, and nothing else in Latin America on 1140. See http://www.radioesperanza1140.com/nosotros.html
Programación page shows a strange schedule, weekdays 1:30 am to 8:15 or 8:30 pm [UT - 5 = 0530-0115/0130], except Fridays all night UT Saturdays, but quite a bit less on weekends; I assume it is incomplete. `Enfoque a la Familia` is at 0530, which should not be too hard to recognize if it`s still vigent. It would be nice to hear a call sign or Cartagena mentioned too (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** COLOMBIA. 14950.76, July 4 at 2330, Salem Stereo, Rioblanco, Tolima, is back after missing several days since its original spurt of activity; tnx to tip from Brian Alexander who heard it signing on at 2245. I am getting very poor signal with Mexican-style music occasionally peaking from the noise level. Frequency approx. by clicking 19 times upward out of 25 per kHz, i.e. 40 Hz each from 14950.0 on the DX-398; 0057 July 5 a little better, almost readable, with continuous talk, sermon? past 0103. Not checked again until 0302 when the carrier was still detectable. Maybe if they`ve got the SW- transmitter fixed up now, they will be running it longer hours. According to Henrik Klemetz, Salem Stereo lost their FM license and found webcasting to be insufficient, so they hope to get a SW license after testing this; or, why bother with that? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 17750, July 4 at 1945, RHC French is back on scheduled frequency, instead of 17730 yesterday, which as I suspected must have been mistake, RadioCuba failing to change frequency on transmitter from the morning transmission ending at 1500 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA [non]. 9490, another check of R. República via GUIANA FRENCH, UT July 5 starting at 0058, no carrier yet and no jamming either, altho 5955 is getting heavily jammed, with a het, maybe the buried 5954.3v Costa Rica transmitter.
*0058.5 big carrier on 9490, and mixing with weak talk in English, not matching WHRI 9860, but maybe overload matching second-adjacent WTWW 9479, which fortunately is about to switch to 5755. 0100 as before R. República starts with Cuban NA, sign-on mentioning no frequencies, 0101 `La Cuba que Perdura` (endures) show talking about Cuban culture, and still no jamming audible (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** GUIANA FRENCH. 11920, July 4 at 2244 open carrier, 2245 HCJB opening in Kulina. It`s the same speaker we always hear, probably a non-native missionary who learned enough to proselytize. 2259 finally switched to some singing. 2300 opening in Portuguese. I wanted to be sure I heard it right 24 hours earlier. Yes, not Wertachtal Germany, as originally publicized, but they explicitly say this broadcast is via Guiana Francesa, and prompt reception reports to a CP in Curitiba, or hcjb@hcjb.com.br, also a phone number, offering QSL. 2331 heard tail of QSL offer repeated, then diaadiacomdeus.com.br sponsored by the First Baptist Church of Curitiba. Poor but sufficient signal. Is the site contradixion another case like Fiji? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also CUBA [non] 9490
** MEXICO. The TV DX opening I started logging in previous report and cut off at 1530 UT July 4 continued all day long, most of the time channels 2 thru 6 and for a while into FM too, until finally about over at 0100 UT July 5. The best opening so far this year, and as good as any last year. It`ll take a while to compile it all, so I`m not holding up the rest of this report for it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
Glenn Hauser - wghauser@yahoo.com

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