quinta-feira, 8 de agosto de 2013

Glenn Hauser logs August 6-8 , 2013

** BANGLADESH. 15505, August 7 at 1358, BB best heard in some weeks; hope it`s a trend, S9+17 peaks with flutter during IS, timesignal ending 3.5 seconds past 1400 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CHINA [and non]. 15400, August 6 at 1621, one of few signals on 19m (except 15825 WWCR getting short-range sporadic-E boost) is here in Chinese, poor with fast SAH. 
Nothing in latest HFCC, but Aoki shows since April 23, RFA in Chinese via SAIPAN has been on 15400 only on Tuesdays, which this is, and it`s likely the CNR1 jammer atop. Another of those services with futile jamming-evasion by changing frequencies depending on day of a week, in a published and predictable pattern; with neighboring *listings in Aoki: 15395 on Sundays, 15405 on Thursdays. 15410 on Saturdays, etc.
13675, August 6 at 1623 another weak Chinese signal, i.e. another CNR1 jammer, this time against daily 15-17 broadcast of RFA via TAJIKISTAN (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 
** MEXICO. August 7 turned on channel 2 around 1445 UT with antenna SSW for snowfest until:
1516 on 2, fades in Spanish, talk show, letterboxed
1516 on 4, that was quick, MUF already up to here, novela with Televisa net-9 Gala TV swirl bug in upper left, and Televisa net-2 star bug in upper right at same time! Sort that out. 
1516 on 5, MUF even to here with toon from Televisa net-5. You never know whether their italic 5 bug in an oval will be in the UR or LR corner, and this time I did not note which
1517 on 4, under Gala swirl UL are time 10:17 (CDT), and 33 degree temp, still with Estrella also in UR. Does it ever get that hot at the elevation of México DF?
1520 on 2, Azteca net-7 bug in UR; program? bug in LL says DE VIVA VOZ, apparent interview show. This is full-screen, not letterboxed. The 7 bug (just the large figure) in the UR comes and goes and comes and goes, rather than staying constant
1545 on 2, startled to hear some English audio mixing with Spanish from another station, but it`s just an ad for Open English (language learning?)
1555 on 2, still Azteca-7, YL caster mentions Torreón, Coahuila. Probably the morning news from Monterrey carried by XHTAU Tampico
1635 on 4, toon from Televisa net-5, bug in LR, Woody Woodpecker
1643 on 2, Guadalajara phone number and address in ad/infomercial involving a crucifix, so XEWO-TV
1653 on 2, italic +v bug in UR = Más Visión, XEWO-TV. The plus sort of doubles as a lower-case t
1708 on 2, YLs are talking about mini-pigs; program? bug in LL seems to read HV or maybe HY (or could it be part of HOY from Televisa-2?)
1717 on 2, CCI involving Azteca-7
1727 on 2, CCI includes soccer from one of them; also glimpse a graphic which says TIA BANK --- probably SCOTIABANK. Are we getting Canada too? No signal from north and nothing on 6m maps from north. Scotiabank does in fact funxion in Mexico, which comes up before Canada in a Google search; also claims to be in USA, in a few major cities, but I think not for ordinary customer banking. At least I`ve never seen one
1734 on 2, +v bug again in UR, 10 kHz offset CCI from algo
1810 on 4 (after lunch break of Indian green curry and BBQ pork), YL with weather map probably showing hurricane; crawler mentions Jalisco. So maybe XEWO`s sibling XHG Guadalajara (MUF this hi yet nothing showing now on either 6m map!)
1817 on 4, toon from Televisa net-5, bug in LR 
1820 on 4, novela, with net-5 bug in UR, so two different ones with unsame programming?
1837 on 2, still heavy CCI, including +v = XEWO. 
You may have noticed that thruout this entire opening there has been nothing on channel 3! Well, hardly anything but some weak CCI now and then not otherwise logged
1900 on 2, animation from Televisa net-5, bug in LR
Now I am recording WORLD OF RADIO 1681, but keep an eye on the monitor as the opening gradually disappears in the next half hour or so
2119 on 2, nothing in until a quick glimpse of TU CANAL bug in UR. May well be a Perseid meteor scattering rather than a sporadic-E surge, i.e. XEPM in Juárez (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. 960, August 6 at 1151 UT two YLs with OKC news of the day, mentions to stay tuned at 7 for CBS This Morning --- so KGWA Enid must be picking up the soundtrack of KWTV-39 now before their own morning-man ``J. Curtis Huckleberry`` takes over at 1200+ weekdays (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** PERU. 5980, after missing a Chaski-check UT August 7 due to an event, and after avoiding the skeeters on the porch by monitoring from inside for a few days, on August 8 I try bundling up in the 85 degree heat like it`s winter, with a ski mask, and almost all other skin covered. Tune in at 0059, some music modulation is making it despite splash from CRI/Cuba 5990, and the 5980 carrier cuts off at 0100:49*. 
The cutoff I reported 48 hours earlier at 0100:59.5 must have been a red herring, probably receiver overload from something else, as Martien Groot, Netherlands, timed it at a more expectable hour of 0100:38 August 6, which was 11.5 seconds later than August 4, and 11 seconds earlier than August 8, so we are back on track with the ~5.5 second shift per 24 hours (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SPAIN [and non]. 9685, August 8 at 0057, another perfunctory check for International Radio Serbia, whose North American service (once one of the best signals from Europe) has been missing for weeks now, and has yet to answer my inquiry: but something else is there! 
Immediately IDs as Radio Exterior de España. Have they moved in deliberately, or is it a mistake? Time will tell. I check some of the other REE frequencies I can recall to see if they are missing: still on stronger 9535; much weaker but still audible, buried in its own DRM Noise from CR 9630, on 9620. CR analog relay audible on 5995. HFCC has 11680 for Spain at 23-02, and not audible there, but I`m not sure if they really had been during this hour. I know I had previously heard them (in B-12?) clashing with Cuba, scheduled 23-04 on 11680, but neither is on now. Is REE using 9685 at any other time? Yes! For the M-F 20-21 UT French broadcast. So that explains it: either forgot to change frequency since 21 or punched wrong pre-set button. Stayed on past 0101. Bet it`s gone again tomorrow. 
I suspect some log editors throw out items like this if they`re probably a one-off and not repeatable; but to me mistakes are much more newsworthy than routine logs, and should be a matter of historical record --- at least they are, in DXLD (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** TUNISIA. 7275, August 7 at 0526, familiar Western operatic piece but apparently in Arabic; fairly good signal as IWT is gradually improving now with increasing darkness on its end of the path. On 7275 for only one hour now (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 5110-CUSB, August 8 at 0104 I attempt to hear the new show on WBCQ, `Heart & Soul of America Broadcast`, but cannot. A reduced carrier is however detectable in the noise level. Meanwhile, 9330 WBCQ remains unheard at various times of day and night checked August 6-8 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1681 monitoring: completed in time for first airing on WRMI 9955, UT Thursday August 8 at 0330. Thence:
Thursday 2100.5 on WTWW-1 9479
UT Friday 0325v on WWRB 5050 (we hope, having missed two weeks due to computer problems there)
UT Saturday 0200 on Area 51 via WBCQ 5110v-CUSB
Saturday 0630 & 1430 on Hamburger Lokalradio, 1 kW in Germany, 7265-CUSB (please confirm it`s still on in August?)
Saturday 1500 on WRMI 9955
UT Sunday 0400.5 on WTWW-1 5830
As for WTWW-2, the Sat & Sun 2330v airings on 9930 were missed last week due to transmitter problems, but maybe will resume; it was on the air Wednesday at 2330. Even less certain are the variable times between 17 and 24 on 9930, or 00-01 on 5085 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

Glenn Hauser - wghauser@yahoo.com

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