sexta-feira, 23 de maio de 2014

Glenn Hauser logs May 22-23 , 2014

** ALASKA. 9920, May 23 at 1505, JBA carrier, so presumably KNLS is really on here for this English hour. Nothing else listed in Aoki, altho *jammed VOA Tibetan via Thailand precedes 1500, and from 1200 to 1330 is FEBC in obscure languages westward (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** AUSTRALIA. 9580, Friday May 23 until 1214, RA in English with coverage of the Thai situation on `Asia Review` which the Asian-accented announcer says is also on ABC Radio National now. Next subject: refugees on Nauru. I was expecting `Asia Pacific` but RA website explains:
``Asia Review keeps you up to date with the latest events and stories of the week in our region. Features key political, business, economic and social newsmakers, as well as some of the finest analysts on regional affairs. Hosted by Sen Lam and featuring the best stories from Asia Pacific each week.`` 
Not sure about his ethnicity but he started in Singapore:
Thailand is also the prime story on the TV news after 1230, far more informative than anything from Thailand direct, q.v. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** BURMA [non]. 13870, May 23 at 1328, SE Asian song, fair signal but cut off at 1328:14*. Aoki shows it`s RFA Burmese via TINIAN (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CANADA. 690, May 23 at 0526 UT, KGGF Coffeyville KS is still on with open carrier after ``sign-off`` just after 0500 UT, and presumably all-night until ``sign-on``. Under it I hear some French Canadian. Since there is least QRM when shooting thru Coffeyville, I at first think of Montréal, but CKGM there is now in English (only, I assume), so it must be CBKF-1, Gravelbourg, Saskatchewan, 5/5 kW U2, with CBC Première Chaîne. Oops, I mean ``Ici``, not to be confused with ``E.C.``. Officially the net is called ``Ici Radio-Canada Première`` in a strange font mixing upper- and lower-case letters, impossible to convey in plain text or audibly (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CANADA. Regarding my TVDX with CTV on channel 2 from two possible stations in up-province Ontario (I refuse to call it ``northern``), Saul Chernos in Toronto replies, ``I can't speak to 3 or higher, but I am pretty sure Wiarton is gone from 2 --- it's somewhat of a pest here in past years and haven't seen it this year.`` So with CKCO-2 ruled out, we are left with CHBX SSM (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CHINA. 7215, May 23 at 1338, Asian pop song, poor signal but no QRhaM at the moment, until some CW or rather spoiler carriers come and go at 1346. This is really the only broadcast signal audible now in the 7200s, and per Aoki it`s CRI Japanese service, 500 kW, 59 degrees also USward from Jinhua-Youbu 831 site. Should be // 7325 via Xi`an (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also CUBA
** CUBA. 9580, May 23 at 0149, I notice that CRI English relay audio is cutting off more than on, unusable; while // 9570 via ALBANIA is fine. The incompetents at RadioCuba do it again (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** GUAM. 9890, May 23 at 1200, AWR theme, and KSDA ID introducing in English Mandarin to follow; 9880, May 23 at 1200, AWR theme, could have been parallel only 10 kHz away, but this one goes into Korean. 9890 at 1200 is in Amoy on Sunday-Thursday, Mandarin Friday-Saturday per Aoki (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** IRAN. 13590, May 23 at 0520* a few seconds of the VIRI IS heard before off, clearing the frequency for nothing but CODAR. Aoki shows VIRI, 0450-0520, 500 kW, 325 degrees also USward from Kamalabad in Russian (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NORTH AMERICA. 6875.7-AM, May 23 at 0146 weak pirate music in QRN. Joe Farley IDed it on the Free Radio Café forum: ``TCS via TCSRN 6876 AM 0131 UTC 23May14`` past 0240, i.e. The Crystal Ship via TCS relay network (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. KSBI-TV OKC is still duplicating on two RF channels, old 51 and new 23, May 23 at 1355 UT --- but things have changed. No longer is there an overlay on 51 urging people to rescan their TVs. And no longer is there remapping to 52-3 and 52-4 from RF 51. Now both it and RF 23 remap to 51-1 and 51-2, which can cause considerable confusion unless you be sure which RF channel you are really tuned to. Furthermore, RF 23 is breaking up more than RF 51, reverse of situation yesterday. I suspect one or the other is on a lower-power backup transmitter for the transition.
Faked me out: the new OK!tv show on KSBI, weekdays at 2:30-3 pm CT, has nothing to do with Oklahoma despite the title, and when I axually watch a bit of it May 22, is obviously not a local produxion, but yet another Entertainment Tonight clone, out of New York, blah.
KSBI moving downband also raises the question of KOPX ``62`` now on RF 50. Surely they will need to find a lower channel too, but checking FCC TV Query, there is no CP yet for anywhere else. BTW, this and I assume many if not most other Ion TV stations added more subchannels some months ago, the three big shopping networks primarily on cable, as -4, -5, and -6 (except where some of them already have on-air transmitters?) There is absolutely no local origination from Ion except for legal IDs (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SARAWAK [non]. 15430, May 23 at 1226, poor signal from presumed R. Free Sarawak in Iban until cutoff at 1230* after no chanting today (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** THAILAND. 9390, May 23 at 1235, very poor signal with that annoying het on the lo side, but sounds like normal HSK9 programming, M&W alternating world news items, such as Ukraine/Russia. Far too poor to keep with, hoping for something about the military coup in Thailand itself. Several monitors found that R. Thailand`s normal foreign language programming was replaced by music or Thai on May 22. Apparently IBB and BBC relays via Thailand are unaffected. Now we can assume that any `news` directly out of Bangkok is censored by the military. So I go back to Radio Australia, q.v., for real journalism about it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U K [non]. 15285, Friday May 23 at 1152, report about the pope visiting somewhere, sounds like Alan Johnston, so BBCWS `From Our Own Correspondent`? Aoki shows that since May 16, 15285 is the Monday/Friday/Saturday-only frequency for this hour of BBC via SINGAPORE, 13 degrees so also USward; fair signal despite BBC`s best efforts to deprive North Americans of SW. 
As compiled by Ivo Ivanov, this is part of BBC`s new strategy, probably futile, to foil ChiCom noise jamming (none audible here), even against English. Instead of 15285 every day, jumps around during this hour to 15640, 15270 other days of week. Different patterns apply for each hour between 11 and 15 UT, and also for the Thailand and Oman relays on other sets of frequencies. Details upcoming in DXLD 14-21 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 
** U S A. 7391.5-USB, May 22 at 2105, Navy MARS net poorly audible in the daytime noise level, but did hear an NNN0 - call. Searching the DXLD archive on the frequency, we find it`s been 8 years since my last reports, in 2006y, DXLDs 6-041 and 6-123, when the check-ins were from TX and OK, not surprisingly as anything further would be absorbed (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1722 monitoring: confirmed starting at 2100:29 on WTWW-1, 9475. Also newly scheduled on WBCQ, 7490v, 2100 Thursdays, but only a JBA carrier here. Webcast reveals it`s a replay of last week`s WOR 1721. Seems the WBCQ automation needs tweaking to get the latest show on promptly.
5050, UT Friday May 23 from 0327:10, WOR 1722 confirmed back on WWRB after missing a few weeks; previous preacher was cut off about 10 seconds earlier for a respectful pause. Also on delayed webcast which continues to be at very low level, but usable if volume boosted all the way up; at first despite the low level, WOR audio input was overmodulated, distorted, then backed off. Next:
Saturday 0630 & 1430 on Hamburger Lokalradio, 7265-CUSB
Saturday 2330 on WTWW-2, 9930 (but not lately)
UT Sunday 0030 on WRMI-14, 9495 (may be previous episode)
UT Sunday 0400 on WTWW-1, 5830
UT Monday 0300 on Area 51 via WBCQ-4, 5110v-CUSB
Tuesday 1100 on WRMI-10, 9955
Wednesday 0620 & 1430 on Hamburger Lokalradio, 7265-CUSB
Wednesday 1315 on WRMI-11, 9955
Wednesday (& Thursday?) 2100 on WBCQ-1, 7490v
** U S A. 12105, May 22 at 2013 check, WTWW-3 is back to Bibling on the date we previously reported as target for resuming (and expanding) this programming. In the meantime, it was either off or simulcasting Brother Scare with WTWW-2, or carrying Ted Randall shows or even World of Radio at surprise times. Now it`s in Portuguese; next check at 2112 it`s in French; next next check at 0144 UT May 23, it`s off (but 1 & 2 are still on day channels 9475 & 9930). However, 12105 is still off next morning, no Russian or Arabic, still silent at 1505 check, clear for CODAR (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 7505+, May 23 at 0050, WRNO is already on with gospel huxter, humbuzz, bigsig; just sloppy start-time or expansion from *0100? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 690, May 23 at 0526 UT, KGGF Coffeyville KS is still on with open carrier after ``sign-off`` just after 0500 UT, and presumably all-night until ``sign-on``. Under it I hear some French Canadian: see CANADA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1290, May 23 at 1145 UT, Imus with guest sounding like Dolly Parton, but does she *look* like Dolly? Can`t tell. First possibility KWFS Wichita Falls TX, which is a talker. NRC AM Log shows Imus is on the CM = Cumulus Media network, and KWFS is too, but not on the Imus station finder. He is however on KOIL Omaha NE at 5-8 am CT,
so very likely thence. But that listing can`t be trusted as current:
Imus` only OK affiliate is shown as KRVT 1270 Tulsa, which is a neat trick since it`s been KTUZ in Spanish since January.
Dolly is not on the huge roster of guests in alfabetical order by first name or title at
We may have to wait until next week for the daily guest list to catch up, as on May 23 it stops at May 21:
UNIDENTIFIED. 960, May 23 at 0504 UT just before the KGWA Foxhole of dead but hummy air concludes, I can make out amid the CCI, once again the orchestral version of ``Let It Be``, which somestation apparently plays (almost?) every night around this time. Would appreciate those further from Enid checking for this (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 1632 UT May 23

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