sábado, 19 de abril de 2014

Glenn Hauser logs April 18-19 , 2014

** BRAZIL. 11780 // 6180, April 19 at 0541, usual bigsigs from RNA, but music is very undermodulated on both, obviously an input problem (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CHINA. 15785, April 19 at 0532, poor signal with heavy flutter, but smax of a CNR1 jammer. What does Aoki say? It`s just CRI in Chinese via Xi`an. Without embargo I go looking for more jammers and find:
17170, April 19 at 0534, JBA broadcast signal here, certainly a known CNR1 vs SOH frequency.
17575, April 19 at 1257, fair signal with nice Chinese music filling the hour, which was CRI in Russian, 500 kW, 315 degrees from Shijiazhuang 723 site per Aoki, nevertheless overshadowing its Cuban 17580 neighbor. Off 1300* without any skazalling.
15195, April 19 at 1301, CNR1 jammer settles down here, after first blasting distorted spurs above and below maybe 50 kHz range.
15535, April 19 at 1342, poor signal here vs very poor het on 15537, which fits Aoki for CNR1 jammer vs V. of Tibet via Tajikistan at 1340-1400.
15540, April 19 until 1345* something here goes off, probably another CNR1 jammer vs VOT Tajikistan on 15542 until 1340 per Aoki (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 570, April 19 at 0543, Radio Reloj is audible again, so I recompare its minutely timesignal to WWV --- this time it matches, so they have reset following my previous revelation that they were 9 seconds late. Did Arnie clue them? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 5040, April 19 at 0043, for the third(?) day, RHC still hasn`t fixed the big hum on this frequency, now in French, also some distortion.
5040, April 19 at 0543, RHC is on and no hum noted now, while 5025 Rebelde is off and with it the leapfrogs, which I am pleased to note so many others are hearing on 5010, 5055.
9550, April 19 at 1253, RHC is off allowing the ChiCom to teach Chinese to the VietCong without QubaRM, while a couple minutes earlier, RHC was still on. No recheck whether returned after 1300 as had been (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** INDIA. 11985, April 19 at 0056, AIR is SNAFU again for the Sinhala service supposed to start here at 0045 via Delhi-Khampur site. Instead I am hearing a hi-pitched tone, and 0058 AIR IS, 0100 announcement presumably opening some other service on the wrong program feed, probably Sindhi supposed to be on 5990. 
11740, the putative // for Sinhala, via GOA, is weaker but playing music before 0100, and on exactly 11740.0 this time (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** KOREA SOUTH. 15575, Saturday April 19 at 1350, KBS World Radio`s so-called North American service is fairly readable, so I stick with the mailbag, mentioning that return postage is not necessary; will this be a week for Kevin O`Donovan in Farmington NM? Yes! His DX Report, a.k.a. Listening Tips, encompasses 1354:18 to 1358:08 and consists of: NHK English schedule; Serbia not heard on 9685 at 0030 (did he hear me say that recently?); how to listen to KBSWR podcasts; and verbal rather than numerical SWPC propagation outlook; ``until next time``, but when? FWIW, this was the third Saturday. Kevin should not have to use any of his precious minutes to inform KBS listeners about their own podcasts. Is that other guy, from Maryland (?) still alternating with more about KBS itself? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NORTH AMERICA. 17490-AM, April 18 at 1811, the Yahweh guy is here with his usual screed, fair signal; 1825 pause, 1826 strange music, then ``thanks, this is Radio Station YHWH, signing off the air`` to 1829* (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. 89.1, April 19 at 0050 UT and still at 1508 recheck, local Enid translator K206CA is off! Had been relayer of Oasis Network, 90.5 KNYD in Tulsa, which is now blocked by a closer station to Enid. Oops, there it is on 88.9 instead. 
FCC shows a CP for one-channel frequency change, but now it`s accomplished. I had at first assumed the 88.9 signal was still the 25 kW KYLV in OKC, also a gospel huxter. Why move the Enid one? Maybe to avoid the 100 kW 89.1 in Bartlesville, KWRI? But that`s 100 miles away. FCC FM Query shows K206CA is still the call on 88.9, but that`ll have to be changed to a K205## when they get around to it. That does clear up 89.3 for the newish KIEL in Loyal OK to be heard without ACI; hard to believe it`s really 75 kW ERP from the still marginal signal, and which would blow away the 150-watt student station KALU at Langston University. Maybe KIEL is responsible for shoving Enid away.
88.3, the Family Radio transmitter in Enid, K202BY, remains off the air now for months but still licensed. So does 93.1, K226BR, which had horrible technical problems trying to relay 93.9 KIMY Watonga. 
While I`m at it, searching FCC FM Query on Enid OK finds a very strange entry:
with a W- callsign! WRML-LP, a CP on 100.9 obviously standing for Radio Media Limited. Effective Radiated Power: 0.0858 kW from a site near North Grand and East Chestnut, which I am fairly sure is west of the Mississippi. Address is a PO Box in Enid, and phone is (580) 554-0392. I should inquire how they got a W-call; confused with Ohio? No, it`s not on air yet (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. 104.5, April 19 at 0052 UT, ``104-5 KRXO`` ID amid classic rock, really K283BW, 250-watt translator in OKC making the 65+ miles to my portable PL-880 in Enid on a clear frequency, since demotion from full power on 107.7. WTFDA FM database shows 0 antenna heights, but FCC FM Query shows 301.7 meters, so it sure helps to be almost a kilofoot up on some TV tower (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** PERU. 5980, April 19 at 0055, R. Chaski carrier and by 0103 some talk modulation audible along with weak pulse jamming, presumably Cuban remnant far off-time for R. Martí; cut at 0108:44* which is 5.5 seconds later than yesterday (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 9955, April 18 at 1809, African music, presumably part of the WRMI fill-music loop, instead of Brother Scare, tho the other frequencies 9690 and 15770 still run him. Not the first time his feed to 9955 transmitter has failed, and we can only hope for more (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** TAIWAN [non]. 9955, UT Saturday April 19 at 0114, the weekly PCJ Radio International hour via WRMI-10 is underway with some unusual humbuzz at first, whence? Interview about how to spot potential hijackers on your flight, outro as with propagation editor Dan Hensley, which would seem to be off-topic. 
Then Keith mentions something special from STF Radio Sunday April 20 at 04-05 UT, but no details! So I will give them, as provided, but you are allowed to listen to the first half only if you`ve already heard WORLD OF RADIO at same time on WTWW 5830 (such as Sat 2330 on WTWW 9930): eleven transmitters supposedly adding up to a million watts will simulcast this hour, per their website http://stfradio.com ---

I asked them for transmitter sites, but no reply, so I insert the most likely obvious ones: {}
``STF Radio International 1-hour Million-Watt Special
April 20, 2014 0400-0500 UTC
—Frequency List—
5050 (The Americas) Saturday Night {WWRB}
5110 (N+C. America) " {WBCQ}
7490 (N+C. America) " {WBCQ}
7570 (N. America) " {WRMI pre-empting Brother Scare}
7730 (Mex/C. America) " {WRMI}
9925 (N. America) " {MBR}
9955 (Caribbean) " {WRMI}
6025 (EU) Sunday Morning
17630* DRM (EU, alternate program) "
17760 (Asia) Sunday Afternoon
21490 (Pacific Aus/NZ) "
Digital Mode Text+Images
Internet Hyperlinks
…and more! Spread the word!``
The last four would also probably be MBR Nauen and/or Issoudun.
Back to Media Network Plus: 0120 on to interview with Dave Marthouse about what went on at the SWL Winterfest, including Mark Fahey on his visits to North Korea; and later in the hour Keith is interviewing Dan Robinson, ex-VOA, which I heard earlier on a secret 9495 prepeat (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9475, April 18 at 2009, as I tune across note WTWW absent, but quickly cuts back on amid SFAW, so I have no idea how long it had been off (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1210, April 19 at 1208 UT, nostalgic music, ``It`s always sunny here, Sunny 12-10`` non-ID, ``Good Night, Irene``. Considerably clockwise from KOKK SD. Nothing by that slogan in NRC AM Log 2013, so a change since last August. Googling leads right to WMPS Memphis TN, which per NRC Log had been Radio Superhero [!], COL Bartlett TN, address in Germantown. Per this, flip occurred circa November 11, initially with Xmas music:
10 kW daypower good for SRS this late, Enid sunrise being 1153 UT. Major lobe goes southwest, but evidently enough to the west for us. WMPS official April sunrise is 1130 UT; May 1100; June 1045. KGYN Guymon OK not a factor: its April sunrise is 1215 UT; May 1145 UT, June & July 1130 UT (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1210, April 19 at 1212 UT, Dakota News Network with lots of news and weather about South Dakota, from KOKK, Huron. It`s a real SD morning on SRS today (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1270, April 19 at 1218 UT, discussion about organ, cornea donation in South Dakota and how Native American feelings differ about this (like keeping the body whole after death for a good afterlife). So it`s 5 kW KNWC Sioux Falls. Common KSOO 1140 was in earlier, unrelogged today (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1320, April 19 at 1220 UT, sports scores concerning University of Sioux Falls, ``News-talk 13-20, 107.9``, so it`s the erstwhile KELO, (along with KELQ on FM); the fourth SD AM station this sunrise (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. TINY TRAP: Wade Goodwin, sub host of NPR Weekend Edition Saturday, April 19 at 1326 UT, referred to ``the tiny country of Equatorial Guinea`` about polio outbreak. Area is 10,800 square miles, so slightly larger than Massachusetts, which Wade must therefore consider a ``tiny state`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** VATICAN. 17585, April 18 at 2001, Lord`s Prayer in Latin, so immediately suspect a special broadcast from VR as the Catholix consider this ``Good Friday``; yes: part of a `Stations of the Cross` live broadcast, originally in Italian, with English voice-overs obviously scripted, not running translation, tho matching closely. 
Fleeting possibility it`s WEWN on new frequency, since 15610 has been mostly missing? It still is. But WEWN are broadcasting the same event with Spanish translation heard at 2003 on 12050, and at 2006 on 13830, when another iteration of TLP in Latin, and the YL has a noticeably Italian accent. Now at Station 11.
Back to 17585: at 2018, ditto, going on from Station 12 to 13. 2022 TLP yet again; they never tire of it and all this repetition every 4 minutes or so should get God`s attention!! Then to final Station 14. 2030 transmitter cuts off, but mistake? As right back on, for anchor wrapup, finally off at 2036* again abruptly without so much as an ID or a ``Laudetur Iesus Christus``. 
Meanwhile, I have quickly found via Alan Roe`s WOR HITLIST
the Special Broadcasts page of Vatican Radio
which for April 18
shows `Way of the Cross` from the Colosseum started at 1915 UT (a.k.a. 9:05 pm Holy Roman Time), with SW frequencies for Africa, this in English; 15570 in French, 21560 in Portuguese, neither of which was noticed here. 
More Easter special broadcasts are coming up on April 19-20-21 with linx at the bottom. Next one is `Easter Vigil` from 1820 UT Saturday on same three plus Chinese to Asia on 13800. Transmitter sites never specified in case some secret relays occur (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 6925-USB, April 19 at 0106, pirate music, 0112 long pause, no announcement, more music. Still same past 0120 at further chex; 0122 music cuts on and off a few times, 0123 dead air, 0124 blast of a few incomprehensible words and nothing more heard. Many other logs of this got no ID either, but amazingly recognized a lot of the music:
A separate thread was hearing R. Ronin Shortwave, 6925-USB from *0134:
This report despatched at 1731 UT April 19

Glenn Hauser - wghauser@yahoo.com

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