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Glenn Hauser logs May 13-14, 2012

** AUSTRALIA. 17750, May 14 at 0507, poor signal in non-English, 0509 mentioning Australia, so certainly seems that RA Shepparton is really on here in Indonesian until 0530 as in the WRTH Update schedule, but not in its own schedule (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 17860, Sunday May 13 at 2128, end of RCI Portuguese `Canadá Direito`, 2129 cut to NHK World ID and IS before carrier off.

Per HFCC, RCI`s Brazilian service is scheduled here an hour later at 2200-2230 Fri/Sat/Sun, but RCI`s own schedule at http://www.rcinet.ca/english/illustration/schedule/lOAcSP_RCI-TECH-A12-ENG.pdf
does show 17860 used both at 2100-2129 and 2200-2229. Maybe they should tell HFCC about it. There is no NHK relay by Sackville at 2130, just another inexplicable SNAFU (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

6190, May 14 at 0500, CRI English relay via Sackville is back on correct frequency, after excursion to 7305 the night before, and 6080 clashing with NHK Spanish Bonaire several previous nights. When and where next? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake May 14: no time for full check, just noticed:
15565, fair at 1308
15490, fair at 1308
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11760, Sunday May 13 at 1911, RHC with open carrier/dead air; finally at 1913, `DXers Unlimited` starts, tune-out.

17580, absent May 14 at 1303 tho 17730 is audible, so another of those days then RHC 17580 is off by 1300, not even -1400, certainly not the always-announced and scheduled -1500 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CYPRUS. 15490-15515, May 14 at 2104, OTH radar pulsing, presumed from here with no broadcasters audible in the range, but still a broadcast band where this stuff has no business (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 810, May 14 at 0520, a Radio Mexicana is dominating the frequency, looping southwest. IRCA Mexican Log and WRTH show the only one called this on 810, and the direxion fits too, is XESB, in Santa Bárbara, Chihuahua, “Radio Mexicana, La S-B“, but it`s a 1 kW daytimer, supposedly signing off at 0100

However, Cantú, http://www.mexicoradiotv.com/frec_am_0800-1090.htm
shows it as full-time 1 kW, instead in a nearby town:
810 XESB Radio Mexicana, Hidalgo del Parral, Chih. 1,000 1,000
All lists also show a similar station name not to confuse with it:
810 XEIM Fiesta Mexicana + FM 91.3 Saltillo, Coah. 1,000 500
(Glenn Hauser, OK< DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. Enid`s 93.3 translator is still off the air May 13 at 2137 check, and not on 93.1 either where it is licensed to move (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. I don`t pay a lot of attention to local RDS displays, but I don`t recall seeing one before from KCSC 90.1 Edmond OK, our classical music station: May 13 at 0105 it is statically displaying on the DX-398 window: KCSC UCO — UCO meaning University of Central Oklahoma (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH AFRICA. 7310, May 14 at 0459, BBCWS, 0500 opening teasers for `The World Today` but poor signal cut off the air at 0500:40*. Figured it would turn out to be another example of the slipshod operation at Meyerton, and indeed it is: supposed to be on at 0400-0500 only, 250 kW, 328 degrees. I was checking 7305 whether Sackville would make an every greater mistake as it did 24 hours earlier with CRI English instead of 6190, but not tonight (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U K. 9915, May 14 at 0503, BBCWS in Arabic again with strong signal(s) as both Woofferton and Skelton are scheduled, and again with bad crackle on one or both of them (Glen Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5446.5-USB, 7811.0-USB, and 12133.5-USB, May 14 at 0505, no signals from AFN Saddlebunch Keys. Doubt the cause was propagation or noise level; sometimes they are off, but eventually come back.

WRTH continues to mislead about the correct frequencies with latest update. Says KEW USB frequencies are 0.5 kHz higher than: 5446, 7812 and 12133. They are NOT in Key West; that is merely the nearest city on a totally different island. The exact frequencies (i.e. reference frequencies where you tune your BFO), are: 5446.5, 7811.0 and 12133.5. The other method of referring to SSB frequencies, NOT recommended, would put them all 1.5 kHz higher, 5448.0, 7812.5 and 12135.0 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17530 and 15730, May 14 at 2002, exuberant Mathieu laVoie in VOA French, VG signals and synchronized. Now we don`t have to worry about mixing up the digits, as both are via Greenville at 2000-2030 only (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15385, May 13 at 1905, undermodulated Spanish, hum and fades on fair signal, KJES active today, and Spain is staying on 15110 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7555 and 5810, May 14 at 0501, WEWN Spanish on neither, but presumably amid QSY effort, as 7555 audible by 0506 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17510, Sunday May 13 at 2131 and for rest of the semihour, some gospel huxter in English, not `DXing with Cumbre` as previously scheduled on WHRI. So one of only two times confirmed axually on SW is gone again. Aha, searching the WHR program schedule, we find it has been moved a semihour earlier to 2100-2130 Sundays, IF 17510 is also on the air then (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Channel 18 NTSC, May 14 at 1440 UT, I am getting a weak analog video signal not locking in, seemingly peaking from the NE when there is a bit of tropo enhancement, e.g. full-power DTV KSNW-45 Wichita KS is in from the north, but not the DTV OETA-38 Ponca City translator from the NE, just a `bad` signal. W9WI.com shows KTEW-LD in Ponca on ch. 18, i.e. should be DTV by now, not analog.

FCC and W9WI.com show the only analog 18 in OK is K18BV, an 815-watt translator of KFOR-27 in May, which is in NW OK beyond Woodward and Fort Supply, certainly a possible DX catch here, and my antenna has some strange lobes which have fooled me before. Next time I should aim directly at it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

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