** AUSTRALIA. 12080, May 31 at 0518, RA with ute roar QRM, and an echo apart from // 13630 Shepparton, since 12080 is Brandon (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** BANGLADESH. 15505, May 31 at 1358, BB IS is on, poor signal, but now enough to clock the 5+1 timesignal as ending at 1359:32, opening Urdu (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CHINA. Firedrake [non] CNR1 jamming May 31, before 1330:
13605, very poor at 1227 with CCI, i.e. AIR Chinese, not neighbourly
13830, fair at 1226
14700, good at 1226, with hets, local devices?
14980, very good at 1226
15970, fair-good at 1220, initially confirmed it`s NOT SOH by // 11785
16100, fair-good at 1224
16360, fair-good at 1224; none in the 17s, 18s
Before 1400 May 31:
13920, very good at 1355; none in the 12s
13970, fair at 1355
14700, good at 1355
14980, very good at 1355
15550, fair at 1359-1400* after 5+1 CNR1 timesignal
15565, poor at 1357 with propeller noise
16100, fair at 1355
17170, poor at 1357
17250, good at 1357
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** GUAM. 11580, May 31 at 1207, talk in unknown tonal language, song/hymn, 1212 YL in different Chinesish dialect, bits of music, 1213.5 dead air, ``KTWR Agana`` (not Agaña) ID, more Chinese to 1214.5*. Aoki shows at 1200-1215 daily is Yi Sichuan, then a break until resuming in Vietnamese at 1245 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** INDONESIA. 9680, May 31 at 1201, ``warta berita`` (news) on Radio Republik Indonesia, good signal atop the China radio war (and KNLS?), but that doesn`t mean the so-called external service Voice of Indonesia will be anywhere near as good on 9526-:
Tune to that at 1202 and it`s still very poor with music, YL speaking slowly, sounds like Chinese intonation instead of supposedly scheduled Japanese. No entry yet for May 31 by Ishida, but he does show that the 1100 Chinese broadcast often runs over. 9526- no better at 1309 check for English: just barely modulated very weak carrier (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. No Es TVDX noted earlier on May 30 until 0220 UT May 31 some video fades in on channel A2. 6m maps imply it should be from the northeast, but this peaks south, tentatively net-7, likely XHTAU Tampico. Also some CCI on ch A4. At 0250 I can make out the `f` = net 4 Foro TV bug in the LR on ch A2.
More in keeping with the 6m map now, east-west paths: 0320 UT, on ch A3, Spanish from WSW, probably XHBC Mexicali; yes, at 0323 audio ID as ``Televisa Mexicali, Canal 135 en Mexicali, Canal 138 en el resto del estado``, program promos. I assume those canales refer to cable systems, and probably HD tier. Back to a novela.
Now I am monitoring on two screens at once, the Zenith 11.5-inch B&W which has been primary, despite overscanning, since it doesn`t suffer from audio muting; and a Broksonic 14-inch color set which does. Both fed by the same antenna with amp and splitter, one direct to the B&W, the other with the DTT901 pass-thru to the color set. On the latter I can now see the bugs in the corners from XHBC: upper right, net-2 star; upper-left, Televisa oval logo, the word Televisa below it and tinier letters below that, presumably Mexicali. Snow-free peaks, made a few photos with the bugs during the novela. No sign of ch A5, XHAQ, presumably still operational but not enuf MUF.
Still wonder if XHENT, ch A2, Ensenada BCN is still on the analog air, not seen while XHBC was peaking, but as that fades out, now at 0336, ch 2 starts to appear with net-7, which fits XHENT among others.
0356, ch A2 fades in again but not necessarily the same station: Bancómer ad, seems further south, CCI; is amid newscast, 0358 with circular bug in LR I can`t make out. 0359 ad for Fábricas de Francia. Googling on that finds it`s a nation-wide store chain a.k.a. Liverpool (does that make sense?), but not in Mexicali or Ensenada. In W & NW Mexico it does exist in Los Mochis, Tepic, and La Paz. 0401 HSBC ad, back to news.
By 0410, ch A2 is running a Jalisco PSA, probably electoral; but CCI, and also CCI on ch A3. 0412 ch A2 with Más Visión logo during drama in UR, +v in a circle, the plus also resembling a lower-case t. There is also a word below the logo in tiny font, seems too short to be Guadalajara, so what is it? Anyhow this is certainly XEWO-TV. At 0420, promo for Chapulín Colorado show on +v. 0424 animated full screen Más Visión logo, wish I had photoed or taped, back to novela. Opening finishes a few minutes later.
For a while I switched on the DTT901 DTV converter and tuned RF channels, surprised to see a very brief yellow-bar `bad` signal on ch A6 at 0340 UT. XETV Tijuana was supposed to turn off analog on May 28, but I don`t think they were going to continue on same channel with DTV, were they? Already had a UHF replacement going. Could be a fluke from my nearest DTV A6, KBSD Kansas, but antenna aimed pretty far off from that (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MICRONESIA. 4755.5, May 31 at 1158, JBA carrier from PMA The Cross, again cut off at exactly 1159:00 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NEW ZEALAND. 9700, May 31 at 1200, RNZI unsolid signal confirming it`s still aimed at Timor instead of Pacific, but after timesignal, newscastress on Radio New Zealand [National] announces as ``News at 10`` --- huh? It`s midnight in NZ. Is RNZ [International] delaying the news and other programming on SW, or did she misspeak? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. During first tornado outbreak the afternoon of May 30, which affected areas south and east of here, circa oiltown Cushing, while we in Enid are in bright, placid sunshine, OKC TV stations are in wall-to-wall coverage, so I take the opportunity to tune the FM band starting at 2035 UT and find which stations are relaying which TV stations. Some of them * are in-and-out with own announcers, depending on how close they are to the warning areas (and how eager they are to get back to regular programming and commercials; make that: commercials and programming).
KFOR-27 (``4``): 102.7, 101.9, 96.1, 94.7, 90.5, 89.7/88.7/88.5
KOCO-7 (``5``): 100.5, 98.1, 98.9*, 96.9*
KWTV-39 (``9``): 107.7, 105.1*, 104.1, 93.3, 92.5*, 91.7
Also checked some of the stronger AM signals without escaping household noise sources blocking the weaker ones:
KFOR: KTOK 1000
KWTV: Triple-play 1020 & 1580 (along with 105.1*); KOKC 1520
So unknown what KUSHing 1600 was doing.
I suspect the above groupings reflect clusters such as Clear Channel, Cumulus, Tyler, gospel-huxters; details which have never really interested me on stations I seldom care to listen to for their own content (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** PERU. 5980, May 31 at 0057, R. Chaski JBA carrier in the noise, some music modulation going when cut off at 0101:20.5*, 6.5 seconds later than timed yesterday (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** ROMANIA. 15340, May 31 at 0521, French chanson, ``à bientôt``, already closing program but a bit more music, must be RRI, fair here, // weaker 17770, and very poor 9700 in noise level. 0624 full schedule of French broadcasts, 0526 IS and off. Where`s the fourth frequency? Oh yes, Eibi shows 11830 but in DRM, where we also hear the noise. The upper ones are Tiganeshti, the lower ones Galbeni (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1671 monitoring: confirmed on WTWW-1 9479 Thursday May 30 at 2100.5, excellent. Next airing scheduled on WWRB 3195, UT Friday 0330 did not make it, however: at 0330 fill music ``Smoke Gets In Your Eyes`` still playing; as I was switching receivers, missed part of what Dave said at 0331, an apology mentioning internet problems, back to music past 0340. Still not on 5050.
Next: UT Saturday 0130v on Area 51 via WBCQ 5110v-CUSB; Saturday 0630 & 1430 on HLR 7265-CUSB; Saturday 1500 on WRMI 9955; Saturday & Sunday 2329v on WTWW-2 9930; UT Sunday 0400.5 on WTWW-1 5830. Also could appear at variable times between 18 and 24 UT any day on 9930; 00-01 on 5085 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 13845, May 31 at 1219, as I tune by WWCR, Joyce Riley on `The Power Hower` is asserting that she ``doesn`t know that Sen. McCain axually was sent to Syria instead of staying home in his recliner`` --- yeah right, everything is a conspiracy, not what it seems. Implying that it was faked, and anyway that someone (Obama?) ``sent`` him instead of on his own initiative. How can anyone take her seriously? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 12105, May 31 at 1259* tune-in, French Bible cuts off the air. WTWW-3 must have just come on, as not there at tune-by a few minutes earlier. Cuts back on still in French at *1309, and also at 1354, 1402 chex. Russian had been heard during this period. Next check at 1538, it`s in Spanish instead of previous Arabic. Together with new Chinese encountered at 0232 May 30, it appears that WTWW-3 Bible Worldwide service has totally changed its language schedule, not yet reflected on website (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A [and non]. 21630, May 31 at 1403, BBC Hausa suffers from a SAH of about 7 Hz from a stronger open carrier, but which goes off at 1405* as it starts to dominate. Surely tune-up from WHRI, the only other occupant of 21630, but not supposed to start until 1500, and available all the way until 2100; plus Sundays 1300-1400 between BBC Ascension broadcasts (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX Listening Digest)
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