domingo, 4 de janeiro de 2015

Glenn Hauser logs January 2-3 , 2015

** COLOMBIA [non]. 5910, Jan 3 at 0324, no signal from HJDH, or anything else here, since we`re in the sesquihour break between Romania and Lithuania. Too bad the Voice of Thy Conscience doesn`t take advantage of it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA [non]. 4765, Jan 3 at 0322, no signal from R. Progreso, which had been scheduled 0130-0500 (not 0030-0400 as in Aoki: that`s DST timing). Hope it hasn`t been canceled with a new calendar year (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. 1130, Jan 3 at 0348, weak signal in Spanish, best from the NW/SE, but that`s influenced by needing to null KMOX IBOC from the NE. Mentions a .mx website so that narrows it down to four of the seven XEs not in the West. Nothing from KWKH as I tune in, must be in a fade, then back up a bit, but it`s always weak at night here on tight westward pattern (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. 627-653 kHz, Jan 2 at 2112 UT check, IBOC noise is certainly on from 640 KWPN Moore, but I never hear any at night, and daytime is sporadic (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA [and non]. 1460, Jan 2 at 2123 UT on caradio, sports talk station in English by skywave is already overriding groundwave KZUE El Reno, R. Fórmula. Too many possibilities in adjacent and second-adjacent states, and no DFing possible on vertical antenna. I do count a SAH between the two of 185/minute = 3.08 Hz, if that help (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. 104.9 WFM, Jan 2 at 2110 UT on caradio, a too-infrequent full FM bandscan includes a good signal here: can it be the new KEUC in Ringwood OK west of Enid, 400 watts at 78 meters? No, soon ID as ``Wild 104.9`` and promising new fart jokes for 2015 when they are back on Monday, blaaaat. That`s 6 kW, 100 meter KKWD in much further Bethany (western suburb of OKC), with KEUC apparently not yet active (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SOMALILAND. 7120, Jan 2 at 0327-0340+, still no signals from R. Hargeisa. Can anyone find out what happened? Breakdown or political decision; ever to come back? Maybe their QSL manager in Europe knows (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SUDAN. 7200.0, Jan 3 at 0322 open carrier from Omdurman; by 0330 some music and talk lowly modulated, LSB QRhaM; 0338 its music competes with whistling amateur; Arabic talk then a little stronger (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SWAZILAND. 3240, Jan 3 at 0319, vocal music and African language talk, poor signal, i.e. TWR in Shona scheduled until 0325, after which I hear nothing, tho Ndau is supposed to follow at 0325-0340 daily. Maybe there was just a long pause between languages.
It was weaker than 3320 Sonder Grense, RSA with rock music (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1754 monitoring: confirmed Fri Jan 2 at 2130.5 on WRMI 7570, stronger than // 15770. Next:
Saturday 0730 & 1530 on Hamburger Lokalradio 7265-CUSB
Saturday 1000 on WRMI 5850
Sunday 0231 on KVOH 9975
Sunday 2300 on WRMI 11580
Monday 0400v on Area 51 via WBCQ 5110v-CUSB
Monday 2201 on Global 24 via WRMI 9395
Tuesday 1200 on WRMI 9955
Wednesday 0401 on Global 24 via WRMI 9395
Wednesday 0730 & 1530 on Hamburger Lokalradio 7265-CUSB
Wednesday 1415 on WRMI 9955
Wednesday 2200 on WBCQ 7490v
Wednesday 2201 on Global 24 via WRMI 9395
** U S A. 9955, Fri Jan 2 at 2327 check, WRMI is amid Chelmsford Calling World Service, the monthly media/music show, pre-empting the usual Media Network monthly one-hour edition from PCJ Radio International.
11580, Fri Jan 2 at 2330, WRMI is still relaying Ukrainian Radio, ID after IS; so 0030 on 7455 is an extra repeat just started (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9265, Jan 3 at 0329, open carrier/dead air, good signal. EiBi thinx WMLK finishes at 0300; but subject to variation. Unless it`s WMLK testing, fat chance. WINB website shows in a relatively recently updated schedule as of Dec 21,
the final Friday show *starting at 0300 UT Saturday (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 12105, Jan 3 at 0335, YL gospel huxter sure sounds like PMS --- yes! Big news: WTWW-3 has a new client. She`s // but 14 seconds behind 5935 WWCR and 6090 Anguilla, the latter two synchronized, so why does she need WTWW? At the moment, propagation has not yet dropped out as it surely will later into the night if still on; schedule span remains to be discovered, and how it might affect Bibling Worldwide. You`d think she`d be put on WTWW-2 which has had no paid programming for months, but that transmitter is off, no 5085, nor was 9930 on in the day. Breakdown again? Nothing about this yet on the WTWW website
** U S A. 9975, Jan 3 at 0341, no signal from KVOH, which just started nightly programming yesterday. At least I think not --- either propagation has dropped out or the JBA carrier with flutter is from the other 9975, CVC southward from Tashkent at 01-04 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1190, Jan 2 at 2133 UT on caradio, emerging thru the QRM here, ad says ``north of highway 75 and 121``. US 75 goes right thru Dallas TX, so I bet it`s KFXR. Yes: detailed atlas map of city shows intersexion with state hwy 121 just south of McKinney at Fairview. What are the chances of two other same-numbered hiways meeting somewhere else with an 1190 station? US 75 used to run border to border, but now goes from the NW corner of Minnesota at the Manitoba/ND border and stops at Dallas instead of Galveston. Thus I have turned what could have been an unID 13-syllable log into a minor learning experience (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 1240+, Jan 3 at 0350 UT, that off-frequency station to the hi side making a LAH against the graveyard pileup is audible again now as well as after sunrise, and again DFs for ESE/WNW (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1257-1283 kHz, Jan 2 at 2119 UT on caradio, IBOC noise infesting KSOK 1280 and somewhat audible on the hi side, from Spanish station on 1270, no doubt KFLC Fort Worth TX already on skywave, 130 minutes before our sunset (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 4875, Jan 3 at 0322, very poor AM carrier. Aoki gives us two choices: R. Difusora Roraima Brasil until 0400, 10 kW ND from Boa Vista RR; and V. of Iranian Communist Party until 0430, 50 kW ND from Turkmenistan. However, I think the latter is long gone; not in WRTH 2015, only two other clandestines (not including Radio Farda). EiBi lists only Roraima, as 4875.1 --- I should have checked the exact frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 0614 UT January 3
** ALGERIA [non]. 5865, Jan 2 at 0611, RTA via FRANCE in Qur`an, fair signal. I don`t think I`ve been hearing this after 0600, so sked change as of January? But HFCC, EiBi and Aoki all have 5865 registered for the entire B-14 season at 04-07 UT, in three segments. Aoki shows French expanded to 0600-0615, then Qur`an, but it`s not so tonight. // 7295 stops by 0600 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** BOLIVIA [and non]. 6135v, Jan 2 at 0614, BBC French via Woofferton has big het and CCI, typical of off-frequency 6134.8 Radio Santa Cruz, but which normally closes much earlier; maybe on extended schedule even tho past New Year`s Eve (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 9550, Jan 2 at 1453, RHC is on here playing ``Guantanamera``, with SAH/CCI from China in Vietnamese. Also on 9640, 9820, 11760, 11860, 11950, 15230, 15370, 17730. 9550 is scheduled for only one hour, 14-15, why? All four morning hours would collide with CRI. I take a look at RHC online schedule and recompile the morning hours to show which frequencies are supposed to be on in each:
12-14, 6000, 9640, 9820, 9850, 11760, 11860, 11950, 15230, 17730
14-15, 9550, 9640, 9820, 11760, 11860, 15230, 15370, 17730
15-16, 9640, 9820, 11760, 15230, 15370, 17730
[my original font lines up the spaces and frequencies; sorry if recipients` does not]
That makes 11950 the odd one in at 14-15. Also, on a google translation of the schedule, I am astounded to see target area for 9710 at 22-06 and 9640 at 12-16 as ``Netherlands``. In the original Spanish it`s more sensibly ``Antillas`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. 960, Jan 2 at 0601 UT, tonight`s Fox-hole by local KGWA 960 Enid is occupied by XEK, as immediately obvious by their proud announcement of founding in 1937y, and ``estamos en la cuarta generación``.
[Since that was 78 years ago, just how long is a ``generation``? This vague term is ill-defined in English and Spanish. Should it be the average age over the entire population at which a woman bears her first child? Or only within a certain population group? Or should it be the median age at which a woman has borne all her children? The length of time will certainly have varied greatly not only geographically but over the ages, so what use is the term, anyway?
How about women who are nulliparous --- do they figure into the equation? Wikipedia says ``In developed nations the average familial generation length is in the high 20s and has even reached 30 years in some nations``. Of course, ``millennial`` and other groupings of ``generations`` are completely arbitrary, as all ``generations`` are totally overlapping each other as procreation continues apace.]
Getting back to XEK`s generations, ``now in the fourth`` after 78 years could mean they take about 25 years each, as the third would have ended at 75 years = 2012. Unless at the outset 1937 that was somewhere in the middle of a ``generation``. O, this is too confusing.
Speaking of arousal, XEK goes on to play ``Cuando Calienta el Sol``, altho Nuevo Laredo is far from a beach, unless they refer to the Rio Bravo or dammed-up parts of it. That love song is really steamy, as monolinguals may not realize. No NA heard during this window. KGWA carrier is much hummier than usual, impeding XEK but it remains atop somethings much weaker in English until KGWA modulation resumes at 0605 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. 1640, Jan 2 at 1443 UT check, KZLS Enid++ is in open carrier/dead air again. Why bother to broadcast at all? (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SUDAN [non]. 15550, Jan 2 at 1457, good open carrier modulating WJHR USB and now the frequencies match for good pitch; 15400 carrier is even stronger, both preceding R. Tamazuj via VATICAN, with sign-on in Arabish from 1459, after which both manage to modulate programming today (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9955, Jan 2 at 0617 check, WRMI is back to BS instead of RFI Spanish relay as heard 24 hours earlier. Was experiment or misfeed?
By Jan 2, the new 7455 System D schedule appears:
0000-0015 daily: Hymns of Praise
0015-0030 Mon-Fri Moments in Bible Prophecy
0015-0030 Sat & Sun Viva Miami
0030-0100 daily: Radio Ukraine International [sic]
However, the extra-frequency schedules are headed ``Times are UTC; days are local days in the Americas``, so taking that literally, the VM UT days would really be Sunday and Monday.
Meanwhile, the 11580 block at 23-24 UT is still shown, also with ``RUI`` at 2330 daily, and WOR Sundays at 2300 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENINIG DIGEST)
** U S A. 9395, Jan 2 at 1503, Global 24 via WRMI with `Democracy Now`, Amy interview about retiring Sen. Udall contemplating releasing the entire CIA torture report as seems to be his option. Then about the Pentagon Papers, apparently Daniel Ellsberg himself. Fair signal with fading requires close attention, but I am trying to follow it until --- 1522 abruptly and rudely cuts over to a European News Network Special, about investigating the plane crash that killed Dag Hammarskjöld in September 1961. More about that new development:
`Democracy Now` is a one-hour program but after the Dag diversion, not back to DN, instead 1536 fill music starting with ``Winter Wonderland`` by Louis Armstrong, etc. Current G24 skedgrid shows on Fridays only, D.N. both at 13 and 15 UT. If it did really air entire at 13-14, that still doesn`t make 15-16 dispensable for those listening later (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 5085, Jan 2 at 0609, WTWW-2 is off again, shux, no more marathon of `Unshackled` of which there must be thousands of episodes available. Program`s own listen-archive goes back only to 2003y, at the rate of one per week = approx. only 624 by now. It seems the radio program started circa 1940y, altho the Pacific Garden Mission in Chicago dates back to 1877 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 690, Fri Jan 2 at 1405 UT, I`ve just started a MW bandscan upward in search of any Mexican or other interesting sunrise skip, but stop here at KGGF Coffeyville KS for an engrossing interview about cyber-security (or rather lack of any). Keeps going with no commercial breaks or ID, outro at 1433 UT as `Perspective` from Kansas State University.
This was the flagship public-affairs program on KKSU 580 Manhattan, which gave up its frequency to WIBW Topeka over 12 years ago, but still very much in produxion and available for any Kansas station to broadcast. So is this a regular timing for it, or is KGGF still in holiday-filler mode? Here`s the audio archive, including two weekly episodes since this one:
``CYBER SECURITY RISKS - 12/19/2014 --- According to one cyber security expert almost 56 percent of smartphone users will use their device for some form of holiday shopping this year. That use is not a problem, but the fact that some of these phones may contain malware disguised as an app is a problem. That app could lead to data theft and identity leaks that could put the user and their private information at risk. The big issue is that many Americans are sacrificing their privacy for convenience. The guest is Gary Miliefsky, founder and CEO of SnoopWall-dot-com`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** VATICAN [non]. 11695, Jan 2 at 1543, news in English with accent I can`t place, African or Asian? Also has strange reverb, internet buffering breakup and blaaps. 1547 outro as Vatican Radio, English to Asia, Laudetur Iesus Christus and IS also breaking up at 1548-1550*.
I`ve already IDed it by lookup in the handy Broadcasts in English B-14 booklet from the British DX Club which is always by the FRG-7, no computer needed, showing 1530-1550 on 11695 via va-tican site, // 15470 ph-ilippines and 15775 va DRM. Why in the world is VR feeding by internet, just from THS to SMG, no good old analog FM STL or even landline? Backup?
NO, HFCC B14 shows 11695 site instead is really Palauig, RVA PHILIPPINES relay, so that explains it; while 15470 (unchecked) is IBB Tinang, Philippines site. WRTH 2015, EiBi and Aoki B-14 agree on all this (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 1240.13 approx., Jan 2 at 1445 UT, somestation is off-frequency to the hi side making a LAH pitch of approx. C3 = one octave below middle-C on my keyboard. Peaks WNW/ESE. At this time an hour after sunrise, it can`t be too far away and more likely west than east. Looks like one of the four Coloradans would be most likely, closest being KCRT Trinidad. (BTW, why isn`t there a single 1240 in Utah??) During daytime groundwave here, no such het is heard, between Wichita and Elk City. I would also settle for much-needed KBEL Idabel OK or even KOKL Okmulgee (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 1947 UT January 2
Enviado por: Glenn Hauser -

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