sexta-feira, 23 de janeiro de 2015

Glenn Hauser logs January 22-23, 2015

** AUSTRALIA. 11945, Jan 23 at 0606, RA with news feature, about Alan Jones, shock jock on 4BC, Brisbane, Queensland [1116 kHz] who has been sued for defamation by the premier and deputy premier of the state; he accused them of corruption regarding some mining deal. All about it:
11945 is one of many frequencies RA will be dumping as of February 1, but has been quite reliable here during this hour. Tonight also // stronger 13600 and weaker 15240. RA may be phasing out some of these early, as not always audible, or is it just propagation? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** BRAZIL [and non]. 9587.34 approx., Jan 23 at 0613, wailing Davi Miranda in Portunhol has been making a more prominent het against 9590 stations (now at 05-07 CRI Arabic still via ALBANIA on SW if not MW) having slid up from 9586v, now measured here. It`s Super Rádio Deus é Amor, São Paulo, which Aoki places on nominal 9585 at 0700-0200, so two correxions needed.
9565 also wails Miranda at 0615 UT Jan 23, but both too weak to determine if synchronized. This one is closer to nominal, the SRDA in Curitiba, ex-R. Tupi. Other Brazilians audible on 31m now: 9630, 9645v, 9665v (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** BRAZIL. 11747 & 11813 approx., Jan 23 at 0604, RNA/RNB crackling spurs are JBA; worse, fundamental 11780.1v is splattering out at least 10 kHz both sides, bothering something on 11790, i.e. Romania in French (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** BRAZIL. 11935.0+, Jan 22 at 0342, very poor signal with hymn, no doubt RB2 in Curitiba, very slightly on the hi side, rather than way off to the low side toward 11933 as others logged previously. At this time *no* signal on its other reactivated frequency 9725, surely not on. It seems RB2 is quite irregular: you never know which of three SW frequencies will be active. Next check at 0606 Jan 22, 11935 is poor-fair with Rosary intoned by host in Brazuguese, unison Ave-Marias repeated by audience. At 0603 I had checked 9725 and found it still absent. Not sure about 6040 at either time (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CHINA. 9665, Jan 23 at 1415, some nice S Asian music catches my ear, soon suspected Sinhala due to several M&W mentions of Sri Lanka, and rising intonations which with much poorer reception can seem like French. Rather informal show with lots of music, 1450 even with a rap beat. All the while well atop North Korea with its typical operatic music at first. 1456 closing finally mentions CRI to 1457*.
Aoki shows 500 kW, 258 degrees from Jinhua 831 site. This and other languages, sites from 1300 to 1757 all clash with KCBS P`yongyang, tsk2, commies vs commies. Of course, the ChiCom are in HFCC while the outlaw KorCom are not, as if their 9665 does not exist. The pair seem close to zero-beat, anyway, congrats, better than Brasil can manage (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 11840, Jan 23 at 0605, very poor signal, presumably RHC on late past nominal 0600*, then dead air, tnx to the sloppyrators at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** DOMINICAN REPUBLIC. Re: ``762.74, Dominican Republic into Michigan - new country. Some snippets of audio tonight but last night was much better. This one really stands out on 762.74. Many thanks to Kaz for pointing me to Bill Whitacre's Water's Edge logs
where I noticed Bill's logging of Global 760 on the odd frequency. I gave it a shot here last night and was surprised at the decent audio at times under WJR's splatter. It made for an easy parallel to their internet audio feed for the confirmation.
830 HIJB Santo Domingo was also heard here on the 14th, again thanks to Bill's site for nailing the ID in one of his posted recordings (same ID as I heard, but tougher to comprehend here). 73, (Tim Tromp,
West Michigan, Perseus SDR + North/South reversible D-KAZ, Jan 20, IRCA via WORLD OF RADIO 1757, DX LISTENING DIGEST)``
So I try for this Jan 23 at 0340, but can`t even detect a carrier on 762+. Other North Americans aren`t having much luck now either. Temporary frequency variation? I wonder if it`s on 24 hours? Instead I track the LA on 760.0 and then do some research on Global 760:
Its website is which is labeled HICO 760 AM Global Te Escucha. But it`s NOT listed in the WRTH 2015, in fact nothing on 760 in the DR. And WRTH 2015 shows no 4-letter calls for DR MW stations --- instead it`s either HIB or HIC plus two numbers. The numbers are mostly consecutive from lower to higher frequencies but do not match the frequencies. Obviously some bureaucrat`s idea of how to re-assign calls in a neatly orderly manner. But such HI### format calls are of course useless for branding, thus made-up ``calls`` like ``HICO``, which using the real DR prefix HI- could be taken as legit.
The other well-known station recently reported on 830, is legally HIB54, but its *name* is Radio HIJB. A couple other stations preserve legacy/legendary calls only in their names, HIBI and HIN.
The last WRTH which carried the old jumble of non-numeric calls was the 2013y, when there was an HICO on 760 --- then known as Radio COrdillera, Santo Domingo, 5 kW but double-daggered as inactive. So that`s its derivation (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** FRANCE [non]. 9790, Jan 23 at 0412, RFI very good on French, but low audible heterodyne from CRI Cantonese relay via CUBA USward. The latter can be blasting in, but not tonight, with propagation disfavoring closer signals; also RHC 9710 very poor under IRAN. RFI is 100 kW, 20 degrees from Meyerton, SOUTH AFRICA during this hour only, overlapping with CRI/CUBA. Both of these are in HFCC, since the only Cuban entries are made by the ChiCom, so they think it`s cool to collide (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** JAPAN. 9595, Jan 23 at 0413, R. Nikkei is already propagating, good signal with conversation in Japanese. That`s 1+ pm JST (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. 540, Jan 23 at 0623, XETX, Nuevo Casas Grandes, Chihuahua, with ID soon after tune-in (since they do so at every break, it seems), as ``La Ranchera de Paquimé!``, ``ahora en FM, 540 AM y 90.5 FM``. Axually I copied only the point-5, but Cantú says 90.5. We`ll sure miss this station which with only 1 kW day power will be required to turn off its AM. Despite nominal nite power of only 250 watts, it continues to be the dominant signal on 540, not the alleged 150,000-watt ND XEWA in San Luis Potosí (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. 550, Jan 23 at 0624, rock music in Spanish, time check as ``11 y 23`` which is close enough to UT -7, and loops NE/SW, which means it has to be XEPL, as in Aoki:
550 XEPL La Super Estación + FM 91.3 Cd. Cuauhtémoc, Chih. 5,000 150
150 watts? Come on; it`s the usual Mexican heard here. (Well, there is another 150-watter in Nayarit, also UT -7.) BTW, per NRC AM Log, believe it or not, there are zero USA SS stations on 550 (except PR) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. 760, Jan 23 at 0340, having struck out on the off-frequency Dominican [q.v.], no signal on 762.74, since WJR is already being almost fully nulled, I pay attention to the weak SS on 760. Harp and romantic YL vocal music, so that makes me dream of Venezuela, fat chance (some static crashes, too; spring is nigh). Immediately rule out Cuba by not // Progreso on 4765.
I keep checking this past 0400 alternating with 830 [see USA]. Can`t catch an ID at 0400, but into talk mentioning Paseo de la Reforma, which is a strong indicator of a Mexican, even from Ciudad de México itself. News headlines by YL leading with Saudi king death, hi-pitched sounders between items, about 6 notes. (I should try webcast for those.) 0404 outro news, something about Informa, back to music. There are eight XEs here, the greatest of which is XEABC, 70/10 kW adjacent to the DF from Los Reyes de la Paz, Estado de México, Radio ABC, format VARiety per IRCA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NIGERIA [non]. 11580, Jan 23 at 0535, very poor signal from WRMI as usual at this time on this frequency, but fades in enough to make out that it`s non-BS and even non-English, mentioning ``Hamada``. So as Ivo Ivanov previously reported Jan 19, WRMI itself is carrying this Hausa service instead of renting time from MBR; the SW relay back to Nigeria comes and goes every few months. Previously as in Aoki B-13 it was M-F only, 0530-0600 due south from Germany on 7350; so maybe 11580 is back to BS on Sat & Sun. BTW, Hamada is also a Japanese MW transmitter site. I don`t find any mention of Hamada Radio International in the WRTH 2015 under Nigeria domestic, Nigeria international, nor Nigeria target broadcasts.
Still nothing about this on the WRMI website list of programs nor the WRMI transmission schedule grid, tho it has now been updated as of ``February 24, 2015`` --- oops! I wonder what else may have changed; nothing immediately obvious. 11580 is presumably still on a 44 degree antenna toward Europe instead of 87 degrees, much better for Africa (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. 1210, Jan 23 at 1338 UT, KGYN Guymon with ``Mid America Network`` news, about water problems in Wichita, events at SWOSU Weatherford OK and OSU Stillwater. (Weatherford is hardly further than OKC from here, but on much less direct roads, and we keep intending to visit SWOSU sometime.)
The NRC AM Log, which has thorough coverage of regional networks and groups, does not include the Mid America Network. It seems the Mid America News Network is a subset of Mid America Ag Network of Steckline Communications:
I suppose HQ is in Wichita, but no physical contact address.
Besides KGYN as a prominent affiliate, others on the homepage are:
KIUL 1240 & 1310 Garden City KS [?? No 1310 there: see next]
KYUL 1310 Scott City KS
KGGS 1340 Garden City KS
KGSO 1410 Wichita KS
KQAM 1480 Wichita KS
KGBL 100.9 ---- where`s that? Lakin/Garden City, 100 kW
** OKLAHOMA [and non]. 1520, KOKC off the air again! Jan 23 at 0426 UT. Maybe these nighttime absences mean they are really working on getting back up to 50 kW on proper westward night pattern, instead of 12.5 kW ND STA. Instead, KOLM MN cheater is in the clear, see USA; and once again in its null some weak Mexican music is audible, which I would dearly like to ID before KOKC is back in whack; see UNIDENTIFIED. KOKC is certainly back on at 1740 UT check (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SAUDI ARABIA. 15435, Jan 23 at 1459, BSKSA in Arabic, poor with flutter. Missed all the excitement which must have been on BSKSA with the monarchical transition, and besides, their token English SW broadcast is never audible here. SA is not on the WOR/Roe Hitlist.
They used to have a 5?-hour English webcast at 16-21, so now I go hunting for that. Here`s where to start:
Unfortunately, linx such as Schedule, Programs lead to ``no data`` and Frequencies treats FM as if they are ``shortwave``.
No obvious streaming linx either tho otherwise in Arabic. The Sa`udi sexion here has several TV and radio services:
But no connexion on the multilingual one
** SUDAN [non]. 11940, Jan 23 at 0410, R. Tamazuj ID in passing, fair with no jamming. This semihour is 250 kW, 320 degrees from MADAGASCAR. Later looked up //s in Aoki: 15550 MAD, and 7315 Vatican; only on the latter two does R. Dabanga follow at 0429-0557, more likely to be tone-jammed (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U K [non]. 7520, Thu Jan 22 at 2315, BBCWS with fair signal, instead of hetting 7490 WBCQ. Yes, 7520 is now the Tue-Wed-Thu frequency of BBC via Thailand during this hour only, per latest HFCC via Hiroshi & Sei-ichi Hasegawa, and Ivo Ivanov (7490 is now only on Fridays, and the other three days on 7600). (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1756 monitoring: confirmed on Global 24 via WRMI 9395, Thursday Jan 22 at 2201 and Friday Jan 23 at 0001, fair signals. Next:
Fri 2130 on WRMI 7570 & 15770
Sat 0730 & 1530 on Hamburger Lokalradio 7265-CUSB
Sat 1000 on WRMI 5850
Sun 0231 on KVOH 9975
Sun 2300 on WRMI 11580
Mon 0400v on Area 51 via WBCQ 5110v [now AM, not CUSB; q.v.]
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. 5110, UT Fri Jan 23 at 0356, WBCQ is on with VORW ex/non-pirate show, host saying shows are archived on website, then playing a request, ``Tom Sawyer`` by Rush. Still on at 0403 check talking about how a video of his on YouTube went viral in 2013 and drastically changed his life.
This WBCQ signal has been much stronger lately than before, and now I realize that it`s no longer reduced carrier + USB only. There is equal modulation on USB and LSB, and plenty carrier, tho not sure if it`s reduced somewhat, i.e. in effect, AM. At 0413 I measure it on 5109.96 approximately, so also much closer to nominal.
Therefore I conclude that this is one of WBCQ`s ``NEW`` transmitters Allan Weiner was mentioning, replacing the old off-frequency USB one! Should also improve WORLD OF RADIO reception UT Mondays at 0400v.
As for the VORW show, by RW Observer, as we previously reported, it was supposed to be 04-05 UT Wed & Fri, but apparently now at least an additional hour, from 0300? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 3185, Jan 23 at 0430 I note that WWRB is off the air, also not on 5050, instead of Brother-Scaring (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 830, Jan 23 at 0345 UT, I null WCCO to reconfirm whether WFNO Norco LA is still QRMing the 50 kW U1 Minnesotan, because it seems to me it`s no longer as big a problem. At tune-in, only a very poor signal with music, but at 0350 UT super-hype voice actor [SHVA] yells ``Caliente, caliente, caliente``, and that`s the slogan of WFNO. By 0400 UT ToH WCCO is too strong to get a legal ID, but obviously WFNO is still there. If on 750 watt night pattern aimed SSE, I should not even be getting this much. Day pattern is 5 kW with broad lobe centered NNW, so maybe now it`s on night power but day pattern instead of day power and pattern at night (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1480-, Jan 23 at 0434, LAH on the lo side, but no audio possible. Neil Kazaross says: ``If this het is on the low side of 1480 it is likely coming from WERM Mobile. They are Black Gospel and clearly below 1480 and I doubt they are running proper night pattern. 73 KAZ Barrington IL``. My previous DF also fit for Mobile (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) `
** U S A. 1520, Jan 23 at 0426 UT, good signal with sports talk; at first strong enough to be taken as KOKC but not their format. DFing confirms KOKC is OFF again! Allowing thru unimpeded 10 kW day at night cheater KOLM Rochester MN. At 0431 UT, like previous log, the sportstalk is // 1510, i.e. both CBS Sports Radio (but not // 670 WSCR). 1510 (presumed another cheater, KBED Beaumont TX, as previously) is about one word ahead of 1520 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 1520, Jan 23 at 0426 UT, KOKC is off again, working on transmitter? In the null of KOHM Rochester MN, see USA, I once again have some weak Mexican music, which I would dearly like to ID before KOKC is back in whack. O o, may not be an XE at all; tho neither 1520 Texan is SS, there is one in Louisiana, per NRC AM Log: KFXZ Lafayette, 10000/500 watts U6, ``Juan AM 1520``, SS:AC format from Westwood 1 --- and it`s in $tereo. Night pattern is SSE protecting OKC, but day pattern ND (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report despatched at 1939 UT January 23
Enviado por: Glenn Hauser -

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