** CHINA. 9410, July 18 at 1155 and still at 1241, big blob of totally incomprehensible distorted modulation. Harry Smith in Shanghai reported ``lots of crackle in the modulation`` from CNR5, July 10 at 1245. Ron Howard, California found this had been fixed as of July 14 at 1025, but very poor unusable modulation resumed July 15-17. Aoki shows the site for this is Beijing 491. Apparently not self-imposed to jam Fu Hsing, Taiwan also on 9410 which is maybe not active (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CHINA. Firedrake July 18:
13795, very poor at 1236
CNR1 jamming instead:
15870, poor at 1232; none in the 17s, 16s, 14s, 13s, 12s
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 6125, July 18 at 0523, RHC English sports report, marred by eruptions of buzzes every few seconds, sounds like something arcing, not present on the // frequencies. Congrats to RHC for coming up with yet another new anomaly. Never a dull moment, unlike with the programming (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MALAYSIA. 9835, July 18 at 1259 I am standing by to clock the 2-pip 1300 timesignal from RTM Kajang, peninsular, relaying Sarawak FM back to Borneo. It`s 4.5 seconds late, far more than a satellite feed delay would cause (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. Monitoring channel 2 for signs of skip from 1400 UT July 17, with antenna southward:
1427 on 2, brief signal in and out; maybe just meteor scatter
1604 on 2, now sporadic E definitely fades in, peaking southwest, a studio news(?) show; bug in UR has the word CANAL in the middle, something else above it, and below it clock 10:04 = MDT/CST an hour earlier than here and most of Mexico.
AFAIK, the only ch 2 axually using the word CANAL in its logo is XEPM-TV in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, so I take a look at the image on
I see that the font and everything match. The full slogan is TU CANAL, but the TU is in a dark blue color, low contrast vs the CANAL in light color with dark background, which explains why I couldn`t make out the TU --- but I keep looking at my screen and finally see it too, as below. Above CANAL is the temp and a sun-symbol.
Lower left part of the current program at 1604 has a lower-case j surrounded by a jagged area, which I could not recognize as the outline of Chihuahua, but I bet the j stands for Juárez. Maybe it`s the outline of the city limits? No, here it is, for `Hola Juárez` show:
two offset superimposed screens(?) as background to the j.
XEPM has been seen lots of times, despite Juárez being only 588 miles = 947 km away, city to city Enid. Yet it was not an extremely strong opening, nothing above channel 2.
1634 on 2, now fades in station with a different bug in UR --- pretty sure it`s Grupo Pacífico, italic number in an oval, but I can`t tell whether it is a 2 or a 3, i.e. one of the two XHI`s, or the XHQ relay in Sonora or Sinaloa: Ciudad Obregón, Los Mochis or Guamúchil.
There is also a small bird in flight in the lower right corner of the oval, presumably seagull, hard to see except on Danny`s illustrations.
Obregón is 937 miles, Los Mochis 984, Guamúchil 967, all ideal skip distances, and somewhat less than double the distance to Juárez.
1644 on 2, signals in and out, same offset (which fits for XEPM and XHHMA, both zero). But also zero-offset per http://www.dxinfocentre.com/TV2.pdf
are XHGWA, XHPDT, and XHI, with offset uncertain/unshown for XHQ. So all that is inconclusive.
1654 on 2, now there is a novela on XEPM, and I can make out the TU CANAL bug in UR, time 10:54 AM; good video but no audio, as the MUF is somewhere between 55.25 and 59.75 MHz
1655 as I continue to watch XEPM, its own bug is suddenly replaced by the Televisa net-2 star bug in UR, but only briefly before a commercial with no distracting bugs. Now there is no color much of the time, as the MUF is also below the color burst frequency for ch 2 zero-offset: 58.829545 MHz (3.579545 MHz above the video carrier).
1658 on 2, now color is back from another station with the Gala TV swirl bug = Televisa net-9 in LR during `Despierta América` originating from Miami, and the co-anchors have big U`s on their mikes. Tried a few photos, none good enough to link. In fact, it`s also on Univisión at 11-15 UT as we get it on cable in OK. Looks like it`s delayed at least two hours on this.
XHHMA-TV, Gala in Hermosillo is in exactly the same direxion as Juárez from here, but much further at 913 miles. The Pacífico stations are all a bit more to the south.
Next day I laboriously look up XHHMA programming on slow-loading TV Guide (Gala on cable 23 in Hermosillo, presumably this altho they hate to show X-callsigns), and NO match – instead `Verdicto Final` courtroom show? at 9-10 am MST July 17. A further fishing expedition will be too time-consuming. No other ch 2 stations in NW Mexico are known to be on net-9, so maybe a part-time relay.
1700 on 2, above starts to mix with something from net-2 in UR, probably XEPM again; fade out and nothing further (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** PERU. 5980, July 18 at 0104, R. Chaski carrier until cutoff at 0105:33.5*, five point five seconds later than yesterday (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SUDAN [and non]. 15400, July 18 at 0512 check, 1 kHz tone jammer atop R. Dabanga via Madagascar, which has become the new normal here. Also lower-pitched tone jammer against their other frequency, 11650 via Vatican (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 5050, UT Wednesday July 18 at 0106, WWRB is missing again from 5050 and 3195. I suppose it all depends on whether time is sold/committed any given hour of the evening (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1678 monitoring: first airing confirmed on WRMI webcast, UT Thursday July 18 at 0330; and detectable on 9955 at 0342 check with jamming; tnx a lot, Arnie! Next:
Thursday 2100.5 on WTWW-1 9479
UT Friday 0326v on WWRB 5050
UT Saturday 0130v on Area 51 via WBCQ 5110v-CUSB (supposed to shift to 0200 if and when a new 01-02 show starts, but so far unconfirmed)
Saturday 0630 & 1430 on HLR 7265-CUSB, 1 kW from Germany
Saturday 1500 & 1730 on WRMI 9955
Saturday 2328v on WTWW-2 9930
UT Sunday 0400.5 on WTWW-1 5830 (off the air last week)
Sunday 0730, 1030, 1430, 1830 on test from HLR 15785-CUSB
Sunday 2330v on WTWW-2 9930 (also off the air last week)
Tuesday 1100 on WRMI 9955
Wednesday 0630 & 1430 on HLR 7265-CUSB
Wednesday 1630 on HLR 15785-CUSB if testing again
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED [non]. 11980, July 18 at 0515 check, TRT poor signal is back unlike last night missing, but now absent is the 11979 single-number CW intruder sending 7 or 3 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
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