quarta-feira, 14 de janeiro de 2015

Glenn Hauser logs January 11-12-13-14, 2015

** CUBA. 4765, Jan 14 at 0222, R. Progreso is back on after a silent period; first returned Jan 13 per Ron Howard when I was not monitoring: ``Hi Glenn, Jan 13 heard R. Progreso back on 4765 at 0228, with Progreso having the primary/strong audio, but also heard secondary audio underneath (weak), which also seemed to be in Spanish; 0229 ID and time check.`` Not hearing any secondary audio now, but it is somewhat distorted, which was not the case before the crash. Still no 3365 yet from RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** EGYPT. 9965.0, Jan 14 at 0212, R. Cairo in Arabic, good with flutter, but somewhat distorted; not off-frequency
9905+, Jan 14 at 0213, R. Cairo, other Arabic service is dead air, good level with flutter and slightly on hi side
9860.0, Jan 14 at 0214, R. Cairo, poor with flutter, just barely modulated music during presumed English (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** GREECE. 9415, Jan 14 at 0211, ERTOpen with good signal in Greek // weaker 9935 but at least it`s not motorboating tonight (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO [and non]. 1060+, Jan 14 at 0227, horrible rumbling het: east/west open carrier from KIJN TX, always off-frequency, vs north/south new XERDO Reynosa, Tamaulipas, even more off-frequency (some have measured it 76 Hz high). Federal PSA for Instituto Nacional Electoral (name change? used to be Instituto Federal Electoral --- IFE); 0228 full ID as ``XERDO, La Raza, 10-60, 10 mil watts de potencia``, etc. by overlapping SHVA segments.
Or maybe it was 7 as in Cantú, also with a different name:
1060 XERDO La Radio Matamoros, Tamps. 7,000 2,500
Right after this I find that USB tuning on the DX-398 helps to minimize the QRM on the lo side; and then I rotate again to hear a third station, from the west thru the KIJN carrier, 0230 UT ID as KXPL, El Paso, TX [continued under USA] (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NORTH AMERICA. 6940-USB, Jan 14 at 0208 just as I tune in to some music, it stops. Logs here agree it was Hummingbird Radio and came back on later:
** RUSSIA [non]. 15770, Jan 13 at 2100, trying to hear the From Moscow With Love special from R. Sputnik via WRMI, but just too weak to be worth it. Instead tuned to 15580 for VOA: see USA. Recheck at 2130, now WRMI has faded in better, too late (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 15580, Jan 13 at 2105 after perfunctory newscast, via good Greenville signal, ``VOA One`` is now the ID for the music show of rock music hosted by Larry London, to which I try to doze for a semihour (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1755 monitoring: confirmed on Global 24 via WMRI 9395, UT Wednesday Jan 14 at 0401. Next:
Wed 0730 & 1530 on Hamburger Lokalradio 7265-CUSB
Wed 1415 on WRMI 9955
Wed 2200 on WBCQ 7490v
Wed 2201 on Global 24 via WRMI 9395
** U S A. 9395, Tue Jan 13 at 2203, Global 24 via WRMI with new show `Travel with Rick Steves`, starting with Lake Titicaca; replacing The Happy Station, as Keith Perron has pulled PCJ programs from G24.
9395, next check after 0200 Wed Jan 14, now it`s amid `Frequencycast` which doesn`t seem to deal in frequencies, VG signal. After WORLD OF RADIO at 0401, `Blues Radio International` has replaced `Media Network Plus` as confirmed on webcast before 0500 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 5110-CUSB, Jan 14 at 0207, monthly `Electrospace Radio` is on as scheduled via WBCQ, fair signal. I find it better to listen on the PL-880 in AM mode than try to get the SSB offset just right for the unfamiliar music. Frequent announcements, asking for reports, into Tangerine Dream; 0215 I am not hearing it any more and BFO confirms it`s off completely; and that WBCQ cuts back on at *0217:23; 0220 `Sound of Silence` in electronic version (not real silence as before 0217). 0224 another break asking for reports to radio @ electrospaceradio.com I expect to listen to the hour online later:
Later learnt that another unpirate client is on at 04-05 UT; I wonder if 5110 stayed on between 02 and 04 with something? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 12105, Jan 14 at 0210, algo very poor, must be WTWW-3; earlier in the afternoon of Jan 13 I noticed it was on again with non-English Bibling. WTWW-2 is also on at 0210 with PPPP on 5830, but WTWW-2 is on neither 5085 nor 9930 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 7505+, Jan 14 at 0218, WRNO is still AWOL, altho Ron Howard did hear it intermittently the night before: ````Jan 13, heard WRNO back on the air again, but only intermittently, with EZL music. Heard at 0209 on 7505.24v; at 0222 off the air; heard 0237 on 7505.30v and 0250 on 7505.28v and final check at 0302 off the air.`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. [continued from MEXICO, XERDO, KIJN:] Then I rotate again to hear a third station, from the west thru the KIJN carrier, 0230 UT Jan 14, ID as KXPL, El Paso, TX --- a 10 kW daytimer way after sunset, like KIJN is too --- got to keep up with each other! Must be quite a clash across southern New Mexico.
Meanwhile, it`s confirmed that 1060 WLNO New Orleans, which used to have a tight night lobe aimed right at us, is gone --- Barry Davies, UK, posted to the MW Circle yg Jan 11:
```1060 WLNO has gone bust and off air. Just checking WLNO's day pattern which read off air [sic]. Their website has this notice:-
``WLNO-AM, New Orleans, LA --- By order of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Colorado Media Services Group has been retained to sell the assets of the foregoing radio stations currently owned and operated by Communicom Corp. of America, LLC, et al. All interested parties should contact Media Services Group to obtain additional information```
Radioinsight.com had this back on June 25, 2014: ``The four buyers have been revealed for the stations auctioned off on behalf of Communicom bringing in a total of $ 2.15 million. . . First Citizens Bank & Trust, the lender for Christian Preaching 1060 WLNO New Orleans receives that station for $ 725,000`` --- but it`s unclear whether the facility may eventually return to the air under some other ownership.
** U S A. 1600, Jan 14 at 0226 UT, a bit o` norteña music amid the QRM from Denver, St Louis, some Vietnamese from The Metroplex, seems to peak N/S, so presumed KOKE Pflugerville [a fine Hispanic name, Austin TX market], which per NRC AM Log is ``puro norteño``, 5000/700 watts U4. Cantú shows only two XEs left on 1600, not including XEAE Acuña any more, which per IRCA had been ``Tejano`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 9209.5-LSB, Jan 14 at 0215, 2-way in Spanish intermittent, not intruding into a broadcast band (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 0536 UT January 14
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** AUSTRALIA [and non]. Drastic cuts are underway at Radio Australia.
9965, Jan 13 at 1358, no signal any more from the PALAU relay which had been scheduled at 1300-1430. In BDXC-UK yg, Mike German had heard it as recently as Jan 11 at 1353. But in the January issue of BDXC-UK Communication we see this:
``The ABC has announced major cuts to Radio Australia shortwave transmissions.
>From 1 January all overseas relays (via Dhabaya, Kranji and Palau) will end..
>From 1 January all shortwave transmissions to Asia will cease.
>From 31 January the Brandon shortwave site will close.
>From 31 January output from Shepparton will be reduced from six full time transmitters to only three transmitters, all operating 24 hours per day with the following schedule:
0900-2100 on 6080 6150 9580
2100-0900 on 15240 15415 17840
(Radio Australia via WRTH via Jan BDXC-UK Communication via DXLD)``
So the date for closing Palau relay must have slipped, but note what`s coming at monthend if that stix: We will no longer have numerous other RA frequencies, such as 19000, 15300, 13630, 12065. Best of the lot remaining, if still on same azimuths toward N America, should be 9580 and 17840.
Jan 13 at 1356 I am still hearing RA on 5940, 5995-Brandon, 9475 [WTWW silent], 9580, 12065. I think I heard 12085 recently too, which was for Asia, so that also lasted past Jan 1 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CHINA. 15745, Jan 12 at 1445, CNR1 jammer, poor-fair: vs. VOA Tibetan via Thailand during this hour only (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 11860, Jan 13 at 1508, open carrier/dead air from RHC, while still modulating on 11760, and 11950 is already off. At 1509, 11860 is turned off too (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** FRANCE. 7390, Jan 13 at 0648, once again RFI in French is beneath a stronger unmodulated carrier far enough away to cause a fast SAH. Is it another Issoudun transmitter? Albania fired up early? Or maybe a closer utility in what is really a fixed band? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** GREECE. 9415, Jan 13 at 0641, ERTOpen in Greek, good with flutter, // 9935, poor with flutter. The Avlis SW facility could be in danger. Christos Rigas, Chicago, forwarded this to the DXLD yg:
Most powerful Greek Radio transmitter looted by burglars after having been abandoned
Destruction of the allegedly most powerful medium wave transmitter of the Greek public broadcasting Service was reported during the Christmas holidays, few days after the power disruption ordered by the administrators of the estate of former ERT who reside in Athens. As reported by the local press, the burglars took advantage of the interruption of transmitions, invaded the transmitter facilities in Kalithea Rhodes [1260 kHz, only 100 kW per WRTH 2015] and took loot. They stole all precious metal of the transmitter and its facilities, the cost of which exceeds EUR 100,000.``
[. . .] read the rest!
Source: http://www.thegreekradio.com/node/9756
``Apart from the Rhodes transmitter, the mediumwave transmitters of ERA Sport and Filia Radio in Megara and other regional facilities were lost after having been looted in a similar way, whereas the Ministry attempted to sell the metal of the Avlida shortwave transmitter for recycling`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** INDIA. 13640, Jan 13 at 1511, 1 kHz tone, poor signal, 1513 AIR IS starts before the 1515-1600 Gujarati service, 500 kW, 240 degrees from Bengaluru (and per Aoki to be followed by Persian, Arabic, French until 2030, but colliding with Iran in English on same at 1920-2020). Music still audible with flutter during Persian at 1714 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** ISRAEL [non]. (9395), Jan 13 at 0530 check of Global 24 Radio webcast, Israel Radio is still being relayed from WRN for morning newscast until 0545, despite not appearing on the G24 program schedule. Evidently daily except Sat instead of NHK for a full hour. As long as it last, this puts Israel back on the SW map but how many listings will note it?
BTW, Keith Perron says he is pulling all PCJ Radio programming off Global 24 as of Jan 12, for lack of contact with the management (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** KOREA NORTH [non]. 5910, Tue Jan 13 at 1355, Shiokaze fair with Chinese, piano, still here from JSR Tokyo (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OMAN. 15140, Jan 13 at 1430, very poor signal, YL talking maybe in English news as scheduled from RSO; 1448 back to music, now only poor. Ivo Ivanov had noted this frequency missing Jan 8 and 9 at least (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1755 monitoring: confirmed Monday Jan 12 at 2201 on Global 24 via WRMI 9395. Next:
Wed 0401 on Global 24 via WRMI 9395
Wed 0730 & 1530 on Hamburger Lokalradio 7265-CUSB
Wed 1415 on WRMI 9955
Wed 2200 on WBCQ 7490v
Wed 2201 on Global 24 via WRMI 9395
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also ISRAEL [non]
** U S A. 17775, Jan 13 at 1434, JBA carrier, maybe KVOH; next check at 1447 it`s inbooming. One of these mornings I may monitor continuously to hear the MUF shoot up, if that`s what`s happening over this sun-rising path (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 5085, Jan 13 at 0650, WTWW-2 is off. It had been running 24h(?) with rock music. Tuning up to 5830 for WTWW-1, that cuts off SFAW at 0650* just as I tune in! Next check at 1357, all WTWW transmitters off --- no 5085, 5830, 9475, 9930 (and at this hour 12105 would not be on anyway). Still nothing on any of them at 1435, 1449, 1506 rechex.
Another check at 1715, all still seem off --- but wait, 9475 is on with PPPP but very poor signal, must be only a few kW, e.g. compared to 9980 WWCR blasting in. R. Australia is also on 9475 allegedly until 1900, for now, so at 1728 I rerecheck to be positive which one I`m hearing: yep, no possible confusion between the preposterous proclamations of passé PPP, and what would be rational talk from RA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 920, Jan 12 at 0643 UT, `Coast to Coast AM` interview about Bigfoot, loops NW/SE --- strangely, no sign of KYFR in IA, Family Radio with Harold Camping or religious music which usually dominates from the NE. Searching C2C station list, only fit is KVEL in Vernal UT; others on 920 in MI, OH, RI, CA. KVEL night pattern is supposed to head NE with 1 kW, but must be on day pattern of 5 kW ND. I`ve heard it several times before (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1150, Jan 13 at 1343 UT, ``11-50 Oldies Radio`` and PSA with 915 AC, then Beatles` ``Can`t Buy Me Love`` from E/W. So it is of course KHRO El Paso TX again, 5000/380 watts U1 but it`s still before sunrise. Dominating rather than KSAL from the north (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report despatched at 1741 UT January 13
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 ** CUBA. 6165, Jan 11 at 0659 just as I tune in RHC, English program intro is abruptly cut to Spanish historical promo past 0700, and same on 6060, 6000 briefly, while 5040 is open carrier. Last to go off is 6000 at 0703*.
Meanwhile, at 0701, only 6100 is starting the weekly Sunday Esperanto broadcast as scheduled (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. Finally a half-decent winter sporadic-E opening, as the analog TV era in Mexico has less than a year left. January 11 opening is in progress as I turn on and tune in, antenna still stuck at southward, all times UT:
1438 on 2, Azteca 7 bug in UR, animation fades in and out, video only. Probably usual XHTAU Tampico, Tamaulipas.
1617 on 2, fade-in some more after more than a sesquihour of snow, A&V, Spanish about Veracruz, SCT promotion for Puerto de Veracruz. Perhaps live, says there has been a 4.0 sismo (earthquake) there. Captions to the news items include a logo that looks like API TV, not at all sure of the letters. Anyhow, it must be XHFM in Veracruz.
1634 on 2, still some CCI, and trace until 1700 or so. Meanwhile, 6-m Es maps show some skip has moved from southern US to eastern US.
1900-2100 UT roughly, not checked
UT January 12:
0230 on 2, Spanish CCI, also some on 4
0240 on 5, MUF up to here some video, and 4 with music
0248 on 4, seems music video show, video squeezed, YL VJ between them, a little bug in the UR I can`t make out. 0250 mentions Xalapa, which is also in Veracruz
0249 on 5, news in Spanish, continuous crawler abottom; large square bug in LR with complicated design in it. I do believe it`s XHAJ Las Lajas, Veracruz as per Danny`s logo reference
0256 on 4, now behind the VJ can make out program title (?) PLAY LIST, and soon a TV MAS ID; 0257 shows VERACRUZ. So it`s XHGV, Las Lajas too
6m Es maps now have the opening centered over SE TX, which is a bit too far east for Vcz to OK
0302 on 6, video MUF up to here with new TRECE bug in UR (just the word, rather than the old Azteca swishes; Danny still hasn`t updated his national logos since 2013 to show this). Close-up of singers wielding hand mikes. Per W9WI.com, the closest 13s on 6 to Veracruz are XHPUR, 100 kW in Puebla, Puebla; and XHVHT, 24.31 kW in Villahermosa, Tabasco. The 6m Es map would favor the latter
0312 on 88.1 rock music fades in for a minute or so, and out
0316 on 5, Televisa 5 bug in LR; could be XHGC itself, but there are lots of others like XHZ in Zamorano, Querétaro
0330 opening fading, still some CCI on 2 and traces another semihour
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1755 monitoring: confirmed Sunday Jan 11 at 2300 on WRMI 11580, sufficient. And confirmed UT Monday Jan 12 at 0400 on Area 51 via WBCQ 5109+CUSB. Next:
Mon 2201 on Global 24 via WRMI 9395
Tue 1200 on WRMI 9955
Wed 0401 on Global 24 via WRMI 9395
Wed 0730 & 1530 on Hamburger Lokalradio 7265-CUSB
Wed 1415 on WRMI 9955
Wed 2200 on WBCQ 7490v
Wed 2201 on Global 24 via WRMI 9395
** U S A. Re: ``1190, Jan 11 at 0218 UT, Rosary in English briefly overcomes the QRM, from NE/SW, so surely the recent acquisition by EWTN in Kansas City MO, KPHN, 5000/500 watts.``
Later: I search radio-locator.com on KPHN as I want to see whether their map puts the transmitter site in KS or MO, but what comes up? 1360 in El Dorado KS! It is another EWTN station, but call there has been KAHS, per NRC AM Log. It`s just NE of Wichita. To confuse matters further, station`s address is in Tulsa OK!! What happens if I search radio-locator.com on KAHS? I get KAHS-LP FM in Aberdeen WA 106.5!
Bringing up their full list of KC MO stations, we find that 1190 is now KDMR. That nighttime coverage map cross is SE of KC, i.e. in MO.
FCC AM Query agrees that the call of 1360 El Dorado is now KPHN, since last August 14, so that change just missed the editorial deadline for the 2014-2015 NRC AM log. And on the same date, 1190 changed from KPHN to KDMR. One wonders, why bother, and what significance each call has to the Catholic Radio Network (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 1540, Jan 11 at 0706 UT, something mixing with KEDA, in English, ID sounds like ``America`s Best Music on 1540 KWHN Radio``. But letters must be only fuzzily similar. ABM is a Westwood One syndicated format. Most similar call is KDYN in Ozark AR, 500/1 watt, but I can`t find a format match on their website http://www.kdyn.com where it`s apparently a duplicate of True Country 92.7 KLYR.
Googling for other ABM`s on 1540 leads to KBOA Kennett MO, 1000/1 watt; and WBCO in Bucyrus OH, 500 watt daytimer. KBOA brands itself as Music of Your Life, which is close to ABM, in case there has been a change. WBCO website http://wbco.com does not use either brand, but the music format fits (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
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