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Glenn Hauser logs August 18-19, 2012

** BRAZIL. 6180, Aug 19 at 0513, RNA with somewhat distorted music, also on 11780, and rather like Sackville is doing to Vietnam on 9555. These stations need to pay more attention to their modulation, adjust their Optimods or whatever (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Propagation very disturbed morning of August 19, weak and fluttery signals on all bands except for nearby N American stations. Firedrake before 1300, all with flutter:
13920, poor at 1242
12320, poor at 1244
12670, good at 1244 with flutter

After 1300:
15560, very poor at 1309
15485, JBA at 1309

At 1200 WWV Reported:
“Solar-terrestrial indices for 18 August follow.
Solar flux 97 and estimated planetary A-index 11.
The estimated planetary K-index at 1200 UTC on 19 August was 3.
Space weather for the past 24 hours has been minor.
Radio blackouts reaching the R1 level occurred.
Space weather for the next 24 hours is predicted to be minor.
Radio blackouts reaching the R1 level are likely.“

At 1500 WWV report modified part of it:
“The estimated planetary K-index at 1500 UTC on 19 August was 3.
No space weather storms are predicted for the next 24 hours.“
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** COLOMBIA. 14950.7, Aug 19 at 1242 very poor signal with music, no flutter, from Salem Stereo; could not hear it previous evening chex (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** COSTA RICA. 11880, Sunday Aug 19 at 1307 I start to listen to world-music show from REE, `Mundofonías`, when transmitter cuts off and on the air twice, then stays on (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6125, Aug 19 at 0514, RHC carrier on but no modulation for English which is supposed to start at 0500; recheck 0524, now it`s modulating music; typical (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 13820, Sat Aug 18 at 1737, R. Martí is well atop jamming, inviting listeners to vote for their canción favorita, to the program, interferenciarm@gmail.com Clearly a dig at the commie dictatorship where voting is not an option. Then the jamming gains (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MAURITANIA. 7245, Aug 19 at 0512, IGIM in Arabish, poor signal and undermodulated. Ramadan is now over (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 1560, Aug 19 at 0530 UT, ID “en Radio Viva“, timecheck for 11:30, into a song about salvación. barely atop the pileup of signals here, loops rather E/W and wonder if a US station? No, Googling leads right to XEJPV in Ciudad Juárez — which Cantú lists as a 1 kW daytimer, but it`s almost midnight!
1560 XEJPV Radio Viva Cd. Juárez, Chih. 1,000 D
IRCA Mexican Log of 2011 however has it as 10 kW day, maybe 1 kW nite;
WRTH 2012 shows it as 1 kW fulltime
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. Still no luck decoding low power KOHC-LD 45 OKC which allegedly starting broadcasting the new MundoFox network Aug 13; a `bad` signal on 45 aimed at OKC could just as easily be KSNW full power Wichita off the back.

But UT Aug 19 around 0430, I notice that Kansas tropo is up with KHCC 90.1 R. Kansas `Nightcrossings`, their very nice music show along the lines of `Hearts of Space` with e.g. Vangelis, overriding KCSC in OK. So I turn the DTV antenna toward the north to check what else may be in; instead as I tune thru the channels I notice that MundoFox is now showing up on my local Enid KXOK-LD RF 32 as 31-2!

Until now this station has never had a subchannel. May explain the downtime last week, to get this installed. It`s during a film drama of some sort, with plenty of network promos and ads. Continuous OMUNDOFOX logo bug in lower left corner. Now I will have to find a Mundo Fox schedule to see if there is anything worth watching on another Murdoch product.

Here are how the PSIP IDs go:
RF 31 has 31-1 TV OK, 31-2 M – FOX including the spaces.

KXOK also has a duplicate on RF32 intercity relay as I have previously explained. Is it also split now? Its weaker signal barely decodes, but I can`t get anything but KXOK. When directly tuned to RF32, it remaps to 31-1 TV OK (rather than the legal ID KXOK as on RF31!) So that`s one way to tell them apart (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1630 monitoring: tuned in 5755 around 0353 UT Sunday Aug 19 and there was WTWW, but by 0400 it was off the air. Checked webcast and WOR was running as scheduled, flash player via http://wtww.us 5755 was also off a few weeks ago during WOR. 0427 recheck, 5755 is back on; don`t know how much was missed.

There has been one problem or another this week with 3 of our 4 best airings of WOR on US stations. Since we are all about shortwave, broadcasts on shortwave of World of Radio are primary and necessary!

But a reminder that besides live webcasts from all stations, you can listen any time on demand to latest or hundreds of previous WORs from our archive:
http://www.worldofradio.com/audiomid.html

Remaining WRMI 9955 airings, subject to jamming: Sun 1730, Mon 0500, 1130 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15615, Aug 19 at 1309, dead air from WEWN English, as often happens at the beginning of the 1300 transmission; by 1313 organ music is heard during presumed mass. The dead air was really silent, not a long pause with occasional dings and rustles as often heard during masses (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 15600, Aug 18 at 1755, African language would be fair if not for WEWN squishy spur from 15610 on 15601; 1757 YFR theme. HFCC shows Somali via Woofferton UK at 17-18; Protestants vs Catholix!

17690, Aug 18 at 1855, after Turkish talk, neat piano version of “Walls of Jericho“. Good signal but now fading out, also YFR via Woofferton at 18-19 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VIETNAM [non]. 9555, Aug 19 at 0511, VOV via CANADA, nice Viet music usually heard around this time is overmodulated/distorted again. Wonder if VOV will stay with Sackville till end of A-12?

VOV plans to replace 9555 and 6175 Sackville in B-12 as follows, but could happen earlier?

0100-0130 English    Woofferton 9470 300 kW 282 degrees to ENAm only
0130-0230 Vietnamese Woofferton 9470 300 kW 282 degrees to ENAm only
0230-0300 English    Woofferton 9470 300 kW 282 degrees to ENAm only
0300-0330 Spanish    WHRI       6175 250 kW 173 degrees to Cuba only
0330-0400 English    Woofferton 9470 300 kW 282 degrees to ENAm only
0400-0430 Spanish    WHRI       6175 250 kW 173 degrees to Cuba only
0430-0530 Vietnamese Montsinéry 6175 500 kW 310 degrees to WNAm only
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9675, Aug 19 at 0510, the het between Brasil and Perú (?) is now circa 220 Hz, A3 below middle C (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

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