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Glenn Hauser logs May 24-25, 2012

** CHINA. Firedrake May 25, before 0500 when higher bands are unusually lively, during the ChiCom noon hour:

17450, very poor at 0457
17250, very poor at 0457
16100, JBA at 0459; none in the 15s

Before 1300:
17250, fair at 1225
17100, good at 1224, but with noise, ute QRM?
16980, very good at 1223
15970, very good at 1222
15445, very good at 1220, no het, off at 1230* just in time for weak Turkey 15450
14950, good at 1225
14700, very good at 1225
13920, poor at 1232
12230, very poor at 1232
11970, fair at 1233; no CCI, but must be here because of a Sound of Hope 100-watt nuisance transmitter from Taiwan, per Aoki listings
11500, good at 1233

Before 1400:
none in the 11s, 12s, 13s at 1342
14950, very poor at 1344
15710, good at 1345: unusual spot, nothing in Aoki, SOH jumparound?
15900, poor at 1344
16700, good at 1345
16920, poor at 1345
16980, good at 1345
17450, very poor at 1346

After 1400: 15710 is now gone

17565, poor at 1419, mixing with presumed V. of Tibet via MADAGASCAR, nominal 17560, sometimes on 17570, now splitting the difference but the SARFT ChiCom jamming command monitors caught them by now. Aoki shows VOT, 250 kW, 45 degrees from Talata-Volondry on 17560 at 1400-1405, 17570 at 1405-1430, but it`s certainly not that predictable

17450, very poor at 1418; none in the 16s, 15s
14950, very poor at 1420
14800, fair at 1420; none in the 13s, 12s

** CUBA [and non]. 15340, May 24 [correct] at 1405, RHC has fast SAH and CCI, no doubt HCJB Australia with which it has been colliding since April 1, marring `Voces de la Revolución`, hoary old speeches by hoary old Fidel et al. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MALAYSIA. [WEST to EAST] 9835, May 25 at 1314, pop music, 1316 Malay announcement mentioning www; fair signal from RTM and in the clear here, our best bet for this country, unlike 11665 always colliding with the Chinese radio war. I would not hazard a guess about which domestic service is being relayed at the moment; Aoki just shows: “9835 RTM Sarawak FM 0000-2400 1234567 Malaysian [sic] 100 93 Kajang MLA 10146E 0301N RTM a12“ (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. Sporadic E opening May 24 into UT May 25:

DX-Sherlock had been down and blank for a few days just when needed:
So checked alternative with a broader view of the globe showing Es 50 MHz (and other bands`) paths:
which indicated openings toward Canada, not Mexico, but:

2356 on 2, fade-in Spanish drama, and CCI; antenna southwards, nothing from northeast

2357 there are at least two ch 2 stations alternating dominance; one of them now screening CIUDADANO EJEMPLAR [model citizen]

0000+ on 2, film drama from 70s? Per hairstyles, two Anglo YLs fighting, dubbed. Constant bug in UR, partly off my overscanned screen, but almost certain it reads TeleVER, i.e. XHFM Veracruz2.

0009 on 2, ad displaying and saying numbers 7712, probably for texting

0010 on 3, MUF climbs to video here, another drama not // 2, net 5 bug
0011 on 3, add audio, dubbed in Spanish

0015 mostly faded out; on 2 there was a station with a rather large rectangular bug in the UR, whence?

0045 on 2, fade-in briefly with dog-bone ad

0051 on 2 video, ad for Bravia 82222; Google says a Sony product; text

0052 on 3 video, YLs on large phones in drama

0054 on 3 audio, novela/drama

0100 on 3 audio, fade-in introduxion(?) of “Un nuevo“ algo, continente?

0102 on 3 video, credit roll, looks like closing rather than opening

0103 on 3, net 5 bug, upper-right, this time totally visible rather than partly off my screen; sitcom with phony laugh track

0109 on 3, ads for Tecate (not the city), Sony Cyber-shop(?); at the moment also heard same on 2-audio; more ads, promo for Canal 5. The common 5-on-3 is XHBQ Zacatecas, but getting a local ID is rare

0115, fading out and went out to harvest the latest apricot-fall; recheck at 0145 still nothing.

Another opening later the same UT day May 25, with DX Sherlock reactivated:

1450, channel 2 video fades in from south, not Canadian

1457 on 2, hoy bug in LL = net-2 show, mentions Mazatlán; CCI. Large adstring thru hourtop 1502, muebles, Samsung, 1503 cocina segment teaser, more ads; 1507 hoy, 1509 comedy bit, 1515 finally the cooking segment.

1529 on 2, Grupo Pacífico, italic 2 in oval bug in UR, 1542 local talkshow with same bug on set, upper-right

1550 on 2, show is called `Las Noticias`, phoner from state capital Hermosillo with still of YL reporter.

1559 on 2, the same 2 bug is full-screen quickly but never can catch any call letters. The Sonora item above makes it more likely I was getting the XHI-TV in Ciudad Obregón, Son., than the XHI-TV in Los Mochis, Sin., which program separately from different adjacent states.

1600 on 2, the G.P. 2 bug in UR has a word below it, looks like DIGITAL, and also spoken “Canal dos digital“ — but it`s not — it`s still NTSC analog, fortunately! More `Las Noticias`

1610 on 2, CCI from a novela

1612 on 2, hoy bug in LL, again net-2

1612 on 4, good video with MUF up to here while mostly CCI on 2, not much on 3. 4 has ad for a product called NEXT, text 7721, and even during the ad there is a bug in LR like a sunburst with something about TV inside it. Nothing like it on Danny Oglethorpe`s local or national logo pages. Of course it might not be a station/network logo.

1614 on 4, AMLO political ad, then heard a presidential candidate mention Sinaloa, looked like PEN NIETO in lower left; must be Enrique Peña Nieto, PRI candidate. Googling explains who AMLO is:

“El candidato a la presidencia de la República postulado por la coalición Movimiento Progresista, Andrés Manuel López Obrador“
That was found on which could be a useful reference; I have no idea whether it is non-partisan.

1619 on 4, canal 2, Televisa promos, ads

1626 on 4, hoy bug in LL, with 11:26 clock; exercise segment // weaker on channel 2

1635 on 2, still CCI here, but MUF down from 4.

1652 on 2, still CCI, signs of ch 4 video again

1654 on 4, hoy program bug at 11:53 changing to 11:54 clock LL

1659 on 4, dramatic toon V&A, much louder audio than the CCI

1700 on 2, “Televisa presenta“, novela. Audio much louder here too than from the CCI.

And the opening goes on as I close this report, to be continued. Unusual that during this entire bi-hour+, hardly anything on ch 3
(Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PHILIPPINES. 15775, May 25 at 1221, VOA Korean via Tinang, spurless today but some hum on the VG fundamental (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SRI LANKA [non]. 12225, May 25 at 1510, JBA carrier also fluttery and Dopplery, Naatham clandestine presumed as has now been on the air for a week following the third anniversary of SL genocide against Tamils as claimed, but others hearing nothing but western music fill from this, originally on 12250 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TAIWAN [and non]. 9665, May 25 at 1238, western rock music mixing with KCBS Pyongyang. Aoki shows RTI during this hour only, 100 kW, 208 degrees from Paochung in Chinese, while KOREA NORTH is on here 22 hours a day, breaking at 18-20. Neither in HFCC, of course (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TATARSTAN [non]. 15110, May 25 at 0452, classical music, 0453 announcement in non-Russian mentioning Tatarstan; good signal but with some hum, and flutter; then mixed music and talk until 0500*. It`s R. Tatarstan, 250 kW, 60 degrees via Samara, RUSSIA. I need to catch this exotic service earlier from *0410 (altho carrier is reported on much earlier; there is another broadcast at 0810-0900 on 15195 but aimed 295 degrees, both per Aoki) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1618 monitoring: confirmed with usual excellent signal from WTWW 9479, Thursday May 24 at 2100-2129. Also on WWRB 5050, UT Friday May 25 from just before 0329, after almost a minute pause following “Amen and amen“ preacher who ended a bit early.

Next: UT Sat 0130v on Area 51 via WBCQ 5110v-CUSB, UT Sun 0400 on WTWW 5755. And on WRMI 9955: Sat 0800, 1500, 1730, Sun 0800, 1530, 1730, Mon 0500, 1130. WRN via SiriusXM 120: Sat & Sun 1730, Sun 0830 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 12105, May 25 at 1425, Arabible as WTWW-3 is finally back on the air with usual very good signal. Had been missing since May 11, one biweek (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Re my previous reports: 1140, XEMR, or what, with Spanish religion at 0553 UT?

“Glenn, KHFX switched to English talk as “Republic Broadcasting Network” right after the 32nd LOG was printed. Last monitored here with that format in 2/2012 (Wayne Heinen, NRC AM Log editor, May 24, DX LISTENING DIGEST)“

Hmmmm, so it`s back to XEMR as suspect, and not on its DA night pattern. I should keep trying for an ID. Or maybe daytimer KLTK in Arkansas, which is Spanish I have heard around sunrise (gh)

“1420: Very Doubtful on Rowe NM. No call sign has been issued. All for now 73 (Wayne Heinen, CO, May 24, DX LISTENING DIGEST)“ Greg Hardison, CA, points out there is a country format in AZ on 1420 (gh)

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