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Glenn Hauser logs August 15-16, 2013

** BANGLADESH [and non]. 15505, August 16 at 1354, JBA tone from BB; 1359 JBA IS, seems past 1400 and too weak to make out any timesignal. I am lucky to get this much, as MUF at 1220 was only 13 MHz with the 13 & 15 MHz bands dead, except for a bit o` Birmingham on 15610; and by 1400 there are only a few signals. No Sarawak [non] to be heard before 1230 on 15420, nor any Turkey [q.v.] before 1320 on 15450 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 6160v, August 16 at 0058, fair signal in English, 0059 “CBC News is next“. Certainly CKZN at this hour before CKZU would be propagating, and CUBA 6165 hasn`t come on quite yet; but it is on and splashing by 0105 when CKZN probably aired local weather.

6160 was of especial interest, since we had just received word from Dan Say (and later from Ricky Leong; also Dan Sys via Andy Reid), of a CRTC announcement that an application from CBC to close down several rebroadcasting transmitters (LPRTs) also mentioning CKZU Vancouver, had been granted August 15!http://www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/archive/2013/2013-410.htm
or: http://crtc.gc.ca/eng/archive/2013/2013-410.htm

Would this be effective immediately? Please check, I requested.

Walt Salmaniw, Victoria BC, replied: “Well, I’m listening to them right now on 6160 // 690 CBU, 0308 UT“ August 16.

I, gh, checked again at 1209, when CKZU would be propagating rather than CKZN, and found only a JBA carrier on 6160, something else?

Walt replies again: “Very poorly heard this morning at 1417 // 690. Perhaps very low power, or propagation not allowing“ August 16 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 6000, August 16 at 0536, RHC English on here instead of 6010, as predicted by Arnie Coro, intentional test (which however did not occur 24 hours earlier as he claimed). Thus re-opens 6010v for a much weaker station in Spanish, very poor with het at 0537 past 0600, presumably LV de tu Conciencia, COLOMBIA rather than Radio Mil. Mostly music past 0600, never heard ID. Now it only has splash and overload from 6000, rather than being directly obliterated (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA [and non]. 1020, August 16 at 1241 UT, KOKP Perry is again off the air, audiblizing weak Spanish music, no doubt KMMQ Nebraska still skywaving (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1120, August 16 at 1240 UT, as usual no signal from KEOR Catoosa/Tulsa/Sperry, which as a daytimer is entitled to start in August at 1145 UT (September: 1200), just a trace of KMOX. I have yet to discover when KEOR axually signs on, so I sit in wait for it at 1300 — still nothing. I wait and wait. A few seconds before *1311 carrier finally kicks on, no announcement heard, but into praise music in Spanish. I suppose the odd time may well vary from day to day until they get around to it.

FCC shows this is now licensed for 10 kW daytime, 7 kW critical hours (whatever that means in this case, presumably depending on KMOX), but it sure doesn`t sound any stronger than when it was originally 2 kW. Official sunset times: 0115 UT in August, 0030 in September. Slogan Radio Victoria not reheard lately, but presumably still applies (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU [and non]. 5980, August 16 at 0056, R. Chaski the best heard in a long time, not a struggle to get a carrier, but axual audio with talk; despite splash from 5990 CRI/CUBA and this went off earlier than usual by 0058. Unfortunately, Urubamba was playing music thru hourtop, and no announcement before cutoff at 0101:31.5*, no BFO needed. If they had said anything, I could have copied it easily. I did not check the past two nights! So this is 16 seconds later than three nights ago, = sticking to the average at about five and a third seconds later per 24 hours.

Conditions were also improved on 60m, with numerous carriers and some audio on the typical Bolivian, Peruvian, Ecuadorian, Brazilian frequencies. Bolivia 5952+ however was missing at 0104, while 6135- still had a good signal (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 9930, August 16 at 1217, Vietnamese is atop BS from WTWW-2; and BS from WWCR-4 on 9980 is also very poor, as the band has not yet opened up over the short 1-megameter path from mid-Tennessee. (But it has by a semihour later). 9930 is T8WH with a rare non-English clandestine slot, Quê Me Radio, instead of gospel huxters; what luck! See VIETNAM [non].

At 1358 I endure enough BS to time the delay between 9930 and 9980: WWCR is 18 seconds behind WTWW (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. Re VOT replacing its interval signal: This is the latest one which has now apparently been retired, recorded in Dec 2011, and presumably to be refiled as “vintage“:http://www.intervalsignals.net/files/tur-trt_vo_turkey_foreign_151211.m3u

Here is a previous 2004 version, unfortunately hummy and only thrice:http://www.intervalsignals.net/files/tur-z-trt_vo_turkey_foreign_010104.m3u

But that archive apparently missed the one just before the Dec 2011 version, which had all the subtle variations on the same tune! Tho I have not explored all the `domestic` clips which might duplicate it, unlikely.

But we have it preserved,http://www.w4uvh.net/votis1.mp3
recorded off web in 2006y, 15 variations running over 4 minutes. Listen carefully for the different flourishes and tempi. I find it remarkable that some log editors habitually delete my audio linx despite my trouble and desire to share them (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1682 monitoring: confirmed VG on WTWW-1 9479, Thursday August 15 from 2100.5. Also confirmed on WWRB 5050 and webcast, UT Friday August 16 at 0328.5 after Dave stops the preacher at 0328 asking us to stand by for gh`s WOR.

Next: UT Saturday 0200v on Area 51 via WBCQ 5110v-CUSB; Saturday 0630 & 1430 on HLR 7265-CUSB (would European listeners please reconfirm??); Saturday 1500 on WRMI 9955; UT Sunday 0400.5 on WTWW-1 5830. Maybe also on WTWW-2 9930, Sat and/or Sun 2329v unless we have now been Overcome (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VIETNAM [non]. 9930, August 16 at 1217, I am hearing Vietnamese which is axually atop Brother Scare from co-channel WTWW. He starts at 1200, but daytime propagation has not yet kicked in for super-signal over the 1-megameter path; see USA. Looking this up in Aoki, I have really lucked into the sôle weekly semihour broadcast of Quê Me Radio, a pro-democracy clandestine, Fridays only 1200-1230, 100 kW, 318 degrees from PALAU. The T8WH transmission from 0800 to 1400 daily is almost all gospel-huxtering in English except for this, and one hour weekly of Japanese, but which is also gospel-huxtering, Saturdays at 08-09. The six hours daily on 9930 are entirely on 318 degrees, which misses both Vietnam and Japan, instead right across China, entering around Swatow, but close enough? Per WRTH, Quê Me is based in France, website http://queme.net (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

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