segunda-feira, 20 de outubro de 2014

Glenn Hauser logs October 19-20 , 2014

** ARGENTINA. 15345+v, Oct 19 at 0121, R. Nacional, fair with flutter on the hi side this time, but music is JBM. This transmitter runs past 0000 only on UT Sun & Mon, back to 11711- other nights with RAE. See EGYPT 11710, thus in the clear yet dead air (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** BERMUDA [non]. 7268-LSB, Oct 19 at 0128, ham net but unseems Hurricane Watch like 24 hours earlier now that Gonzalo has passed Bermuda. NCS calls upon station after station to discuss duplicate contacts, to avoid exchanging duplicate QSLs, hardly a matter of life & death (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CHINA. 13850, Oct 19 at 0119, Chinese, so CNR1 jammer, poor with flutter; Aoki shows a 0.1 kW Sound of Hope transmitter here long hours, attracting the jam. After 0200 defective Cairo is here to North America.
14920, Oct 19 at 1351, CNR1 jammer, good with flutter; no 12s, 13s
14870, Oct 19 at 1352, CNR1 jammer, poor with flutter
16100, Oct 19 at 1353, CNR1 jammer, poor with flutter; no 17s, 18s
** CHINA. 15100, Oct 19 at 0120, soft rock ballad, Asian language, poor with heavy flutter. Aoki shows only usage of 15100 is 2300-0157 by CRI Beijing site, 165 degrees, Amoy during final hour (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also USA: 1540 
** CUBA. 6000, Oct 19 at 0113 tune-in to RHC, dead air! About 30 seconds later, // 6165, undead, ``welcome to English broadcast for Saturday October 18; stay tuned for the next 59 minutes``! So it`s just the start of the hour, evidently preceded by 13 minutes of dead air on both frequencies. Will the hourly repeats past 0600 also be 13 minutes late, or will something get cut in the meantime? Probably the latter, but not tracked. However, another anomaly at 0544 check, 6000 is *on* the air, with jazz (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** EGYPT [and non]. 11710, Oct 19 at 0116, R. Cairo Spanish service is open carrier/dead air, but at least no het from Argentina on a weekend, whose transmitter is still on 15345+
12070, Oct 19 at 0117, R. Cairo, Spanish service, but Arabic music, distorted on fair signal
9965, Oct 19 at 0126, R. Cairo Arabic, fair with flutter, humwhine
9315, Oct 19 at 0126, R. Cairo Spanish, poor with flutter, dead air 
13850, Oct 19 at 0535, R. Cairo Arabic is open carrier/dead air on good signal with lite fading (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 
** JAPAN [non]. 13840, Oct 19 at 0535, no signal from R. Japan, French via Madagascar, which is normally sufficient, off the air? but still audible on 11730 via FRANCE, as is 13850 Cairo (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA [and non]. 890, Oct 19 at 0142 UT, WLS stupid football game can be totally nulled, audiblizing some talkshow in English, interviewing an author. When not totally nulled, they make a SAH of 224/minute = 3.73 Hz (how come no one else logs such separations? They`re easy to compute with a timepiece; in this case I only counted 15 seconds` worth, 56, then x 4, then divided by 60). 0146 UT long national adstring including GEICO twice, 0151 UT finally resuming after ``Talk Radio for Oklahoma`` non-ID. 
The signal was so steady I was increasingly suspicious it was merely groundwave emanating from KTLR OKC, which is supposed to be a 1 kW daytimer, with NO PSSA, per NRC AM Log; and per FCC AM Query, official sunset in October was 0000 UT (November: 2330 UT). Next check at 0208 UT, KTLR carrier still on but dead air; they`ll turn it off when they get around to it. Meanwhile, Cuban music is proper occupant of WLS null, from 200 kW R. Progreso, Chambas, Camagüey, // much weaker 900.
I originally tuned 890 to try to match the Spanish religion on 1210, the `World Radio Network` RGV stations affiliated with HCJB, if you`ll pardon the outdated brand. Meanwhile, I also checked another OKC daytimer, of a different cluster, whether it also cheat tonite, 1140 KRMP, but not, just XEMR (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1743 monitoring: confirmed on KVOH, 9975, UT Sunday Oct 19 from 0131:04, after usual prélude: 0121 tones and carrier, 0125 music, 0130 sign-on and program preview. Next:
Sunday 1000 on 5850 (unmonitored here, but how was it elsewhere??)
Sunday 2300 on 11580
UT Monday 0259v on Area 51 via WBCQ 5110v-CUSB
Tuesday 1100 on WRMI 9955
Wednesday 0630 & 1430 on Hamburger Lokalradio 7265-CUSB
Wednesday 1315 on WRMI 9955
Wednesday 2100 on WBCQ 7490v
** U S A. 11580, Oct 19 at 0115, Family Radio via WRMI is again here in Hindi rather than originally scheduled 15770.
7570, Oct 19 at 0116, WRMI is back to BS this Saturday night, after a biweek of PCJ specials, `Song of India` during this bihour; nor, lacking any further publicity, was it expected (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 12105, Oct 19 at 0537, JBA carrier here, suspected WTWW-3. Yes, that must be because 5830, WTWW-1 is AWOL at 0546 check, so Ted has probably put PPP on #3 instead even tho it won`t propagate in the nightmiddle. Meanwhile WTWW-2 is still blasting BS on 5085 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9330-CUSB, Oct 19 at 0541, surprised to find a fair signal here with music, breathy YL announcement as ``7.415 --- WBCQ``. So another ad-hoc appearance off-schedule, playing back some old show, while 7490 (and ex-7415!) are silent (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9265, Oct 19 at 0542, WINB is off-again from its unexplained occasional late-night transmissions. But 9330 WBCQ is on, q.v. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1540, Oct 19 at 0159 UT, station with 877- number for listener comments, then ID for ``AM 1520 KYND Cypress and AM 1540 KGBC Galveston``, into newscast by YL, starting with train wreck in Arkansas and other US news. No Chinese accent evident, and hard to believe CRI would cover such news from Beijing, so this pair also get news on hour from elsewhere?? 0202 UT fading in and out. Must keep KXEL nulled. 
But at 0203 UT, 1540, KEDA San Antonio overrides with ad in English for Oktoberfest event at a Catholic church in Lyman(?) TX, Tejana music (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1620, UT Sunday Oct 19 at 0134 UT, Prof. Michio Kaku`s `Science Fantastic` show as he discusses fusion vs fission, the theory of H-bombs, and how he was a protégé of Edward Teller. 0158 wrapup. Good dominant signal from WTAW College Station TX; I had plenty to say about Kaku, and WTAW in two previous logs, which I won`t repeat here, but reference:
Seems WTAW is the only station where I run across his multiple-affiliate show again and again (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED [and non]. 740-, Oct 19 at 0145 UT with KRMG Tulsa nulled, again trying to ID the Spanish off-frequency by about 50 Hz making a rumbling het. 0148 YL mentions Tamaulipas but there are no stations there, again suspecting XEQN Coahuila. As I keep KRMG nulled, from 0152 UT onward, KTRH Houston abruptly takes over the frequency, in fact stronger than KRMG, tho KTRH is supposed to send very little signal this way. Something just happened to their DA pattern?? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 1510, Oct 19 at 0136 UT, Spanish play-by-play with crowd noise, WLAC nulled, again suspected XEQI Monterrey NL. From keywords ``cabeza`` and ``derecho``, I suspect it`s boxeo, but I suppose also could apply to lucha libre or fútbol; OTOH, XEQI is supposed to be cultural/educational (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report despatched at 1705 UT October 19

** COLOMBIA. 5910+, Oct 20 at 0558, tropical vocal music past 0600, automated 1:03 ``una y tres minutos`` TC at 0603, but no ID, back to music. It`s surely Alcaraván Radio, HJDH, reactivated after missing a week or more? Explanation:
``5910, Alcaraván R, Puerto Lleras, the last weeks I was not able to receive this station, at sunrise here in Spain. Rafael Rodríguez from the station let me know that the transmitter of Alcaraván Radio suffered a breakdown and is on air in reduced time, but they are working to repair it (Manuel Méndez, Spain, DSWCI DX Window Oct 15 via WORLD OF RADIO 1743, DXLD)``
Slightly on the hi side compared to MW 910 kHz carriers on the FRG-7. And Wolfgang Büschel had measured it on ``5910.063, at 0616 UT Oct 12, 
into northern Alberta Canada receiver site. Fluttery signal, hops few Hertz up and down``. Altho there is some signal now around 6010, it`s much weaker and can`t be sure if it`s sibling HJDH The Voice of Thy Conscience (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 15370, Oct 20 at 1422, RHC is in English! Possibly live YL speech about Ebola, says outbreak is over in Sénégal and Nigeria, and urges countries in the Bolivarian Alliance to prevent it. No translation during or after. She has a slight Chinese accent, and outroed by next speaker, Raúl himself, in Spanish as Doctora Margaret Chan (she`s the head of OMS/WHO), approving of Cuban anti-Ébola aid. Probably not there in person.
Apparently is live coverage coming from TV Cubana. 1427.5 back to RHC studio for announcement saying it`s the Cumbre Extraordinaria de Países Bolivarianas, i.e. ALBA. Then back to the event, and also audible on // 15230, 17730, 17580, 12010, 11860, 11760, 9820, 9550, the last with Vietnamese CCCI as usual. 
RHC stories about this today:
``El ALBA la integran Venezuela, Bolivia, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Cuba, Antigua y Barbuda, Dominica, Santa Lucía y San Vicente y las Granadinas, así como Haití, Granada y San Cristóbal y Nevis.``
How did all those English-speaking Caribbean islands get roped into this unsavory group? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** IRAN. 15300, Oct 20 at 1421, VIRI IS, fair with flutter, 1423 NA, 1424 sign-on in usual procedure but I don`t try to ID the language, knowing I can uplook it later in Aoki: Hindi hour, 500 kW, 109 degrees from Kamalabad (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 13563, Oct 20 at 1434-1445+ I am hearing an extremely weak CW beacon about 1 kHz below much stronger GNK, Madison WI on 13564. Best to zero-beat GNK and still hear the other, but which also has QRM from 13560ish ISM hash, and a continuous beeper at the rate of 176/minute or almost 3/second. Hard to copy three characters in a row, but finally put them together as SZK, which fortunately is in the LWCA HIFER list
13562.95, SZX, Macomb IL, by KA9SZX at 5 wpm (while GNK is:) 
13563.99, GNK, Madison WI, by KC9GNK, 10 wpm
SZK is the first new one I`ve heard in a while besides the five regulars, with AJO, AZ, MTI, K6FRC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1743 monitoring: confirmed on Area 51 webcast from 0259 UT Monday Oct 20, and presumably on WBCQ 5110v-CUSB. Next:
Tuesday 1100 on WRMI 9955
Wednesday 0630 & 1430 on HLR 7265-CUSB
Wednesday 1315 on WRMI 9955
Wednesday 2100 on WBCQ 7490v
** U S A. 15795, Oct 20 at 1419, VG signal with gospel huxtress, as WWCR-1 has again failed to QSY to 15825 at 1200! Still there at 1449 check, but by 1550 back on 15825 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 920, Oct 20 at 1255 UT, Spanish ad with 719 AC, under another station. Seems to be NW/SE, so I wonder if it was really 713, i.e. KYST Texas City (Houston) TX, which is fully Spanish. 719 would be KLMR Lamar CO, and NRC AM Log says it too has ``some Spanish``. This website is English-only and not very informative,
``KLMR AM "Your Home for Classic Country" Broadcast Schedule:
Anything Goes 7:05-8:00 am Monday through Friday``
which could include Spanish, but this is before 7:00 am MDT. KLMR is also on Facebook but nothing SS there either, mostly sports-stuff and weather forecasts hardly worthy of preservation (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1300, Mon Oct 20 at 1313 UT, ``Mike & Mike`` from KAKC Tulsa but at certain angles with an echo/reverb, meaning a second ESPN affiliate. This map is not user-friendly; all you can do is blow it up and hover over each dot, or right-click, maybe to see which station and frequency applies:
So we consult the new 2014-2015 NRC AM Log on 1300. There are surprisingly few ESPNs listed besides KAKC Tulsa, none in neighboring states. How about sports-formats anyway which may have flipped or added ESPN for Mike & Mike? KVET Austin TX, KCSF Colorado Springs CO, KRZS Searcy AR. KCSF online schedule confirms it`s not them, but KVET
does have Mike & Mike from ESPN, M-F 5-9 am CDT, plus more ESPN M-F 9-11 am; elsewhen Fox Sports, and also NBC Sports. So ESPN should be added to the NRC AM Log for KVET (and may already have been in an e-DXN update). Has dated day-by-day future schedule, even with contingencies depending on who wins what games. 
The hand on the ESPN map above doesn`t want to point a finger at the dot between San Antonio and Waco in case that means Austin. Finally it worx – no, that`s Temple; there is no Austin dot. What do they know?
Here`s something odd to be broadcast on KVET: Sunday Oct 25 at 11:00-11:30 pm, ``Clear Channel Staff Meeting`` = 0400-0430 UT Mon Oct 26. Check out rather their iHeartRadio webcast for inside info??
Also, like any good macho sports station, KVET currently linx to Splash News cheesecake of a Venezolana, Michelle ``La Cuerpa`` Lewin, who, except for freckles on her shoulders, back and chest, is almost as pink as the sandía, watermelon she`s biting on a bikini beach (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 1846 UT October 20

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