segunda-feira, 5 de agosto de 2013

Glenn Hauser logs August 4-5 , 2013

DX/SWL/MEDIA PROGRAMS updated August 4:
Quite a few changes, especially to WRMI and R. Australia
Also updated:
World of Radio schedule:
73, (Glenn Hauser)
** AUSTRALIA. 9580, Monday August 5 at 1231, RA opening program ``This is Religion`` ?? --- or did she say Revision? No, of course it`s `Reah Vision`, the recent-history program, and an excellent one, this time devoted to Afghanistan and all the mistakes in US policy, depressing future. Outro plugged availability of audio and transcript, i.e. here:
** CHINA [and non]. Firedrake August 5 before 1400:
11805, surprised to find it here at 1354 mixing with CNR1 jamming and VOA Chinese via SAIPAN, this hour only
13795, very poor at 1356 in mix; all sigs above 12 MHz attenuated
Non-FD CNR1 jamming August 5:
 9200, very poor at 1227, // 7385
15115, poor at 1356, usual mixture
15570, JBA at 1356; no others 11-19 MHz
** CUBA. 9495-9515, August 5 at 1228, buzz peaking 9505, suspected from 9540 RHC transmitter which is stronger than usual and probably the same one which buzzes around 15230 sometimes; but Cubans are also on 9550, 9570 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** GERMANY [non]. 15275, August 5 at 0528, DW English via RWANDA is back again after missing 24 hours earlier; ``Steven Beard, Deutsche Welle Radio, London`` outros his report for `Inside Europe`. I guess he`s a stringer, also heard on various other networx, with his distinctive voice and accent (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 
** GUAM. 5765-USB, August 5 at 1204, news headlines including elevator shaft death, Filner, 1205 Al Roker and crowd applause, birthdays and weather, 1207 vamping during optional cutaway of about a semiminute for local weather (not taken here), 1208 military PSA replaces commercial on NBC-TV `Today` show via AFN; weak but sufficient (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** INDONESIA. 4750, August 5 at 1202, RRI Makassar with Indonesian talk, presumed news; with BFO it`s hard to tell whether its carrier is unstable, or QRM from a second carrier on slightly different frequency, i.e. Bangladesh or China (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** JAPAN [non]. See SUDAN [non]
** MEXICO. 850, August 5, I had tuned in again before 0600 UT to rock music in English with KOA easily nulled; fortunately roused at 0607 to hear YL non-ID as ``Milenio Radio en medio de la noche``, so it`s XEM Chihuahua as suspected. I haven`t got a handle on what format Milenio employs, as have heard a variety. Anyhow, this one is not ``MEX/NWS`` as in IRCA Mexican Log 2012; it does have the correct slogan, unlike WRTH 2013 showing the former ``Renacimiento 850``. Cantú just shows:
``850 XEM Milenio Radio + FM 103.7 Chihuahua, Chih. 5000 500``
while IRCA and WRTH claim the powers are 5000/1000 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. Continuing sporadic E opening from previous report, August 4 UT:
1847 on 2, after lunch I find the opening has shifted to the west, now peaking SW instead of SSW; letterbox infomercial, with phone numbers, looks like call ID in upper right, but:
1852 on 2, a bit clearer, the UR word is STAR in white and another word in dark which turns out to be *VIEW. It`s for a small portable projector for presentations, etc., and keeps going past 1900,
1901 on 4, brief MUF surge with Azteca-13 bug UR in talk show 
1908 ch 2 fades out and nothing further until a few hours later:
2240 on 2, fade-in with soccer; in and out weak signals
2356 on 2, fade in credits in Spanish, producer was Tele-Universitario, then into music videos, letterboxed, bug in UL maybe for program name
2357 on 2, seems same station with MAS VISION and +v logo at 2359 so it`s XEWO-TV Guadalajara
UT August 5:
0004 on 2, drama with net-5 bug LR; unknown bug in UL
0044 on 2, Azteca-13 bug UR in variety show, good brief peak in color
0115 on 2, lucha libre
weak signals, CCI on 2 continue in and out until about 0230
** OKLAHOMA. RF 31 & 32, KXOK-LD, Enid, August 5 at 1446 past 1600 UT, 31-3 with Azteca America! The bug in UR is clearly modeled after the Azteca Trece one we often see on DX from Mexico. Whenever checked the past several weeks, 31-3 had been black screen and silent audio, but still showing Azteca on the PSIP; 31-2 remains vacant except for M - FOX ID. One wonders whether this station has any human oversight. Its main channel 31-1 continues as TV-OK with Retro TV network. Its office in Enid on the ground floor of the Broadway Tower is still there per sign on door, and still always closed whenever I go by, as upper floors of the building are being converted into a hotel. Antenna is atop same in downtown Enid (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. 1020, August 5 at 1214 UT, KOKP Perry is still/again off the air, and no Plattsmouth audible either, but back at 1550 check (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** PAPUA NEW GUINEA [and non]. Since I awaken before 1200 UT August 5, I hasten to check the tropical bands for Asia: on 60m, nothing much but China on 4940, weak Indonesia on 4750; then to 90m, where at 1153 I am pleased to find the SSOB is also the best signal in a long time from PNG on 3385, i.e. Radio East New Britain, Rabaul, S9+20 playing tune resembling ``Alouette``, Tok Pisin, 1155 mentions ``ten o`clock`` which is imminent locally, more music; 1200 announcement is cut off the air at 1200.5*. Second best is 3205, which stays on with some modulation, and third, carrier from something on 3325. Nothing audible on 120m. Our sunrise today 1141, latening about one minute per day (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** PERU. 5980, August 5 at 0057, can`t detect any signal from R. Chaski, maybe because I am still inside on the FRG-7 and haven`t turned off the computer and its noise level (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SUDAN [and non]. 15400, August 5 at 0524, just as I tune in R. Dabanga via MADAGASCAR to reconfirm the Sudanese tone-jammer is still on it (yes), I hear ``desu ka`` in Japanese, and ``Now let`s listen to ---`` in English, mixing with the Arabish. I can only conclude that Talata somehow brought up the NHK satellite feed for the 0500 English broadcast, during the JJ lesson, but so little signal on intentional relays 11970 and 5975 that I cannot make a match after that. Numerous Radio Dabanga IDs follow in next few minutes with no NHK crosstalk.
However, retrieving the feature portion of the Monday August 5 broadcast at 
from 9:42 to 9:47 into the 15-minute file I hear that exact same bit, ``Desu ka --- Now let`s listen to today`s skit, again`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1680 monitoring: no show either on Sunday at 2330 via WTWW-2 9930, off the air. Meanwhile I heard from George McClintock explaining that there`s a water leak on the #2 transmitter`s cooling pump, and needs a new motor which will take a while to obtain and install, so meanwhile he is running #2 for minimum hours: 12-14 or maybe 15 with BS; 2100-2320 or so with other religious programs. The WOR airings were of course a bonus, anyway, but hope will eventually resume.
I happened just to have tuned down from 11930 jamming to 9930 when WTWW-2 cut on the air at *2103 August 4 with Unshackled just started.
9479, August 5 at 1330, WTWW-1 is missing, on at next check 1403
9930, August 5 at 1330, WTWW-2 is on with BS, but off at 1402 check (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 7490, Sunday August 4 at 2105 no signal detectable from WBCQ when `Marion`s Attic` is scheduled. So I try the webcast, but can`t get that to connect at either link on website; just closed down and totally off for some reason? 
9330-CUSB also missing/inaudible August 5 at 1330. Program guide at 
shows it is still supposed to be 24/7 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 6115, UT Monday August 5 at 0055, WWCR is back on this new frequency wrapping up a program; also with a different one on 7520, and 6875 is missing, presumably what this replaced again at least for one more evening. The transmitter schedule page
has now been relabeled to extend from June 1 to August 31, but no 6115 anywhere on it from any of the four transmitters! So I guess it`s still sporadic and experimental (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1270, August 5 at 1217 UT, KFLC Fort Worth TX, traffic report in Spanish mentions Árlington, non-ID as ``Univisión América 12-70``, immediately followed by ad for something on Telemundo, its huge rival on TV! Then aprender-inglés ad by Rosetta Stone, as if we are not deluged with too many RS ads already on TV featuring native speakers who can barely manage pretty-good English (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** VIETNAM [and non]. 7435, August 5 at 1225, Vietnamese talk and music CCI, only a fast SAH and no audible het, so VOV presumed back (almost) on-frequency from 7435.5, altho I did not measure it directly. Assumed the music would be China, but the big three skeds show nothing else on 7435 after 1200 except R. Farda, Kuwait, unlikely to be propagating (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

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