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Glenn Hauser logs May 5-6, 2012

** BRAZIL. 6180, May 6 at 0537, RNA is absent, transmitter broke down again? Still going on 11780, which on UT Sundays only runs all-night (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake May 6, before 1300:
11500, poor at 1256 with flutter
12600, very poor at 1256
14600, good signal at 1258, suspicious open carrier with flutter well past 1300 but gone by 1330
14700, very good at 1258
14800, very poor at 1258
14950, poor at 1258
15550, poor at 1259
15900, fair at 1259
16100, poor at 1259; didn`t get to check any higher before 1300

Before 1400:
15490, fair-good at 1342 with het on lo side; still at 1349
15610, fair at 1349, vs stronger WEWN 15615
15900, very poor at 1342
16100, very good at 1348
16700, good at 1348
16980, good at 1348
17100, good at 1346
17170, very poor at 1346
17250, very poor at 1346
17450, very good at 1346; unusual with 4 above 17 at once; none in 18s

** CHINA [non]. 6080, May 6 at 0538, surprised to find CRI English here with bigsig equal to and synchronized with // 6020 via Sackville, CANADA. But absent from 6190 via SAC where it is supposed to be during this hour! Mistake or change? Probably failed to change frequency since CRI English via Sackville is really on 6080 at 04-05. 6080 would also have been in a huge collision with Japan in Spanish via Bonaire at 0500-0530! But still audible on leapfrog 6250. Top end of 49m seems weirdly vacant, with no 6185 Mexico, no 6180 Brazil [q.v.] either (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MAURITANIA. 7245, May 6 at 0533, IGIM is on and chanting, fair signal (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. Sporadic-E analog TV DX observations, always in UT, May 5:

1915 on ch 2, a bit of Spanish from the south as MUF peaks up here

2234 on 2, analog video from algo; 2249 it`s net-7, probably Tampico

2300 on 2, large FOX 2 ID makes it thru the CCI while audio is Spanish. Fox 2 = XHRIO Matamoros, Tamaulipas

2301 on 4, algo here as MUF peaks

2308 on 2, net 7 movie or film drama, dubbed

2308 on 4, talk/game show with YL host; REGALO 500.00 at bottom (not sure of the decimal point placement); 2319 I think I see an Azteca 13 bug on this at UR, partly off-screen

UT May 6:

0013 on 6, drama in Spanish, from west, having noted that`s the skip area on 6m map now across southwest quadrant of USA. Fits for Net-5 which is now on XETV Tijuana, per listing — When last seen last year, it was still in English with CW network. Wikipedia says:

“XETV (analog channel 6 and digital channel 23, branded as San Diego 6) is a television station licensed to Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico, serving as the affiliate of the CW Television Network for the San Diego, California area across the international border in the United States and of the Spanish-language Canal 5 network for the Tijuana area. As of March 5, 2012, XETV broadcasts The CW and English-language programs on its primary digital channel (6.1) and Televisa’s Canal 5 network on both its analog signal and digital subchannel 6.2“

0019 on 3, almost zero-beat video CCI, typical situation for close-spaced XHTJB Tijuana, and XHBC Mexicali, the latter usually dominant.

0023 commercial on ch 6 is also audible on 87.75 FM

0024 on 90.3, the only FM Es I can find, commercial in English for Rent-a-Wheel, with CCI from nearby OK on 90.3, and ACI from stronger new nearby 90.5. Website shows R-A-W does have a location in south OKC, but also lots in southern California including Chula Vista. They`d better not be running full commercials this side of the border on the non-commercial band! Presumably XHITZ Tijuana 90.3

0037 on 3, fútbol, zero CCI as above, one or the other

0045 on 5, Azteca-13 net news magazine, interviews, still from west, no doubt XHAQ Mexicali.

0055, MUF down to somethings on 4 and 2

0102 on 2, soccer, now peaking more to the SW than WSW or W

0105 on 4, rock music performance, bug in UR, maybe net-5

0119 on 4, something has a better video signal than ch 2 at the moment

0153 on 2, still something on 2

0225 on 2, Spanish from WSW, large word CASTING on screen

** OKLAHOMA [and non]. The 93.3 Enid translator is now off the air, presumably to accomplish a 0.2 MHz QSY to 93.1, as previously reported. But it`s not yet on 93.1 either. May 5 at 1520 UT or so on caradio I am hearing instead Hutchinson KS, (really KHMY Pratt, still its COL), slogan as I-93-1, I thought, but really “My 93-1“.

I suppose K227AT 93.3, translating KIMY 93.9 Watonga, got tired of the CCI from the OKC market station on 93.3, KJKE Newcastle, which normally occupies the frequency without the translator atop it, as heard May 6 at 1408 with “93-3 Jake FM“ ID, altho not as strong as other OKC stations. Transmitter site is axually S of Newcastle, i.e. west of Norman, beyond the south side of OKC proper (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ROMANIA. 21510, May 5 at 2107, VG signal in Spanish, soon clearly is RRI, and // much weaker 17745 in the sideband splash of 17750 Cuba. I certainly had not noticed this bigsig on 13m before; it`s even stronger than Australia 21740, not to mention Guiana French 21690.

Indeed RRI Spanish is scheduled on 21510 at 21-22, 300 kW, 247 degrees from Tiganeshti, to CIRAF-14, i.e. northern half of Argentina plus fragments only of all neighboring countries (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U K. 9915, May 6 at 0528, BBCWS Arabic, again good signal, but flutter and resuming buzz on unstable carrier; which UK site? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

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