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Glenn Hauser logs July 17-18-19, 2015

** BOLIVIA. 6135-, July 19 at 0107, music on surprisingly fair signal, lite het no doubt from Aparecida; 0110 YL ID clearly “Radio Santa cruz, la primera“, back to music. The first what? Certainly the best if not only signal out of S America on 49m tonight. Too bad about all the storm noise, else this would be quite listenable strength. Closest lightning is small area circa Guymon OK but plenty of other spots around the country, especially Cincinnati-Indianapolis-Detroit (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 11815, July 19 at 0120, R. Brasil Central music at poor level but hardly any crackling spur from 11780 this time (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 9820, July 18 at 1159, RHC IS, VG signal here unusually on a par with 9850; by 1213, back to inferior, and comparing them, there`s a reverb between two different sites: 9850 is Bauta-4, 100 kW toward Chicago, while 9820 is Bejucal-9, 100 kW with an Actral antenna, whatever that mean (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EGYPT. 9965, 9315, 11935 and 12070, all four R. Cairo frequencies are absent, July 19 at 0118 and later chex. Not due to propagation as e.g. Turkey 9770 & 9870, and by 0126, Albania 9850 are doing fine (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GREECE. 9420 & 9935, July 19 at 0119, it`s another off-night for Voice of Greece. Not due to propagation as e.g. Turkey 9770 & 9870, and by 0126, Albania 9850 are doing fine (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. Sporadic E analog TVDX, July 17, UT:
2314 on 2, fade-in Televisa-2 net star bug lower right, then image of Virgen de Guadalupe with her mandatory rays, a Mexican thing

2328 on 2, fade-in during a novela, still net-2 bug; 6m Es map shows centered over Kentucky, but not for this path

2338 on 2, fade-in again, still net-2 bug

UT July 18:

0000 on 2, fade-in again, still same

0002 on 2, now the novela features guys in hard-hats; also algo on 4

0034 on 2, old movie, probably monochrome, playing a 78 rpm, sounds like Gardel, no bug visible on this one, CCI with the above novela

0047 on 4, animated movie, Televisa-5 net bug in LR

0134 on 2, still some CCI [co-channel interference]

1755 on 2 and 3, CCI and Spanish

1753 on 2, Televisa-5 net bug in LR during movie? not animation; NO activity shown on either 6m map!

1802 on 2, still Televisa-5 bug LR, same offset CCI, now seems novela

1806 on 2, “Cine Cinco“ promo heard

[break in my TVDX monitoring, not promising, I thought]

2010 on 2, resume monitoring, CCI with Azteca 7 promo audio; Gala swirl video bug lower right; stronger signals than before and more MUF

2010 on 4, CCI from algo

2012 on 5, CCI, brief MUF peak, maybe just beating against KOCO cable radiation; but time to check FM

2013 on 88.1, sermon in Spanish, seems Es rather than Oasis fooler; so I head to the preferred FM DX monitoring spot on the 100 degree porch

2022 on 97.7, no Es DX found from 87.75 up, until now a few words of weak Spanish. Reminds me of XHGL Mérida to go with frequent ch 2 visitor XHY-TV; but there are now 18 other XEs on 97.7!

[deep fading completely out and in doesn`t have to be Es, especially on a hot OK afternoon: on 99.5, a signal is doing just that, but soon an ad for something in Coweta, so it`s merely KXBL Henryetta OK; after one last lower bandscan, back inside for cool TVDX]

2032 on 4, strong signal with Azteca 7 promo, heavy ghosting

2032 on 4, CCI at 10 kHz offset. Now the 6m central Es node is over north Texas

2042 on 2, movie with unknown bug in upper right; a bit more CCI and then nothing more (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6925-USB, July 19 at 0123 blues music, 0127 fax? QRM to 0128, still on at 0149. Closer to 0100 a pirate bandscan produced nothing. UnID logs here turned into Radio Gaga by 0152*
http://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php?topic=22579.0
Just too much storm noise here vs signals just too weak.

6945-USB, July 19 at 0140, pirate music, slightly stronger than 6925, and 6945 was not on when I first heard 6925. 0142, “Dick Weed on the air, this is Radio Free What-ever“; 0151 another ID. Numerous detailed logs here say he started circa 0130 with Russian anthem:
http://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php?topic=22580.0
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OMAN. 9740, July 19 at 0112, Mideast music strumming and Arabic talk, somewhat undermodulated, presumably RSO on alternate frequency as there is nothing on prime channel 9500; other alternate 15140 has a JBA carrier, probably CRI in Chinese. 9740 is `alternate` only in the sense that it`s scheduled for 22-24 UT only, then 9500. However, Iran is supposed to start Urdu eastward at 0120 on 9740, and it seemed like I was hearing the same station as before at 0143 recheck; RSO staying presumably on the 315 antenna much more favorable for us (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PAPUA NEW GUINEA [non]. 6075, July 18 at 1200, NBC relay via Shepparton, AUSTRALIA, importation-assistance ad again in English, then one in Tok Pisin; no news on this hour. 1201 ID for 90.7 and mobile numbers, song about the games. 1205 DJ acknowledges text messages thanking NBC for coverage of the games, and of the closing ceremony. Says CDs of the opening and closing ceremonies will be available (what about TV?); congrats to Team PNG (not “TPNG“). Still fair signal, on what could be the last day of this “temporary“ relay setup; or will they let it continue for normal times? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, July 19 at 0104, JBA carrier from R. Chaski. Good thing I tune in already, as it cuts off earlier than expected at 0104:59.5*. Extrapolating from last capture 9 days earlier, July 10 until 0106:03.5*, I was expecting it to have slipped close to 0107*. Unless this is an anomaly, must have reset autocutoff timer but not all the way back to 0100v, as this is 64 seconds *earlier* (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SRI LANKA. 11905, July 19 at *0114:11.5, weak carrier on from SLBC, 0114:46.5 music prélude starts; 0115:19.0 the 2+1 mistimesignal ends, opening presumed Bengali (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1782 monitoring: confirmed Friday July 17 at 2130 on WRMI 15770, and at 2130.5 on WRMI 7570 — this time 7570 is as good as 15770, much better than usual. Also confirmed Saturday July 18 after 1430 (via UTwente) on Hamburger Lokalradio 7265-CUSB, sufficient. Next:
0315vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM
2100 UT Sunday WRMI 15770
2300 UT Sunday WRMI 11580
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 5110v Area 51
0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955
1100 UT Tuesday WRMI 9955
0630 UT Wednesday HLR 7265-CUSB
1315 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955
1430 UT Wednesday HLR 7265-CUSB
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9955, July 19 at 0116, WRMI modulation is suptorted, not English, maybe Kriyol. Suspect it`s an input, not output problem, i.e. crummy program source. Listed for 0115-0130 UT Sunday is Soulsvision. At 0142 now the modulation is OK from next show in Spanish giving address for Ejército de la Salvación en Atlanta, Georgia, i.e. `Maravillosas Palabras de Vida`; and at 0151 now W&M in Italian, the language of the `Made in Italy` show rather than English. If they were to do an English version, the title would then be in Italian (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 0313 UT July 19

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