mercoledì 16 febbraio 2011

Glenn Hauser logs February 16, 2011

** ANTARCTICA. 15476, I resume more-or-less weekdaily chex for LRA36, as they are reported to be coming back by end of next week. Feb 16 at 1355 and 1424, still nothing audible. Do we know for sure the resumption will be on the same schedule as before, M-F 12-15? Before that it was 18-21 UT (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ASCENSION. 9410, BBCWS in English, Feb 16 at 0644, the only signal of any significance making it, as rest of 31m is dead, and everything above 10 MHz. 9410 is via ASC during this hour only (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5025, R. Rebelde, normally VG signal and modulation, but Feb 16 at 0649 the audio is in an undermodulated, pulsing loop while carrier remains VG (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CYPRUS. 17525-17550, OTH radar pulses, presumed from here, Feb 16 at 1415 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUINEA. 7125, RTG absent again Feb 16 at 0645 check (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MAURITANIA. 7245, ORTM still missing, Feb 16 at 0645 check (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA [and non]. Warmup here gets the tropo going, morning of Feb 16, Lawton-Wichita Falls TV stations incoming, times UT:


11, KSWO Lawton: at 1604, DTV 7.1 as KSWO-DT, ABC; DTV 7.2 as TELEMUN; DTV 7.3 as 24/7, i.e. weather and ads grafix, also cams showing scenes of Lawton, Altus, Wichita Falls, etc.

22, KAUZ Wichita Falls: DTV 6.1 with CBS; 6.2 as KAUZ-CW and program guide says Cosby Show, but axually running NewsChannel 6 at 1612; at 1617 it really was Cosby, so maybe the news was just a drop-in.

28, KFDX Wichita Falls: DTV 3.1 with NBC; 3.2 with KJBO-DT, program guide says My Network TV, but it`s a religious discussion, Life Today at the moment, 1614. (KJBO is an LP on ch 35 itself.)

36-2, KCHM-CA, OKC, still running audio of KTUZ, 106.7 La Zeta, and now with slideshow of DJs, conjuntos, other unID people, Feb 16 at 1603; including legal audio ID as ``Okarche-Oklahoma Ceety``, by hyper voice actor applying extreme Spanish accent to English wording.


17, weak signal at 1654 UT but locks in from OKC direxion rather than Lawton/WF; court show, lots of ads with 866-numbers, no help. A bit of audio confirms it`s English, not Spanish; 1659 ad for Cox. Could not // it to KSBI or KOCB before 1700; nor to KOKH after 1700, tho the latter has court shows in both hours. We know that KLHO-LP in OKC has already switched to DTV on 31, and anyway that was in Spanish. A few LPs and translators around OK on 17, but no obvious hits, and one can never be sure which ones are still really in analog.

21, KTOU-LP OKC with HSN good at 1603, always weaker than 48, and 21 is invisible without tropo help.

48, KWDW-LP OKC with KUOK Univisión very good at 1603, building up to snow-free by 1653. Meanwhile at 1633 with the antenna toward Wichita Falls, lite 10-kHz offset CCI on 48. W9WI shows K48HU in W.F. as 15 kW digital CP with A1 network, but is it really still analog? Can`t be sure of the direxion of the CCI, but maybe misled me into logs last fall of a second Univisión on 48 from the NE (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PHILIPPINES. Another non-log: 9570, Feb 16 at 1512, no R. Blagovest, via RVA. I see that its other transmission, 0200 on 17830 was reported as recently as Feb 6 by Kouji Hashimoto, Japan Premium, but since, or is it gone too? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SAUDI ARABIA. 21505, Arabic from BSKSA, Feb 16 at 1417; no signals on 21460, 21600 or 21640 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SUDAN [non]. 17745, Sudan Radio Service via Sines, PORTUGAL, Feb 16 at 1514, G signal with usual annoying studio reverb applied to the colloquial Arabic talk. 1542 a few words of English were promptly voice-over translated. No QRM; see UNIDENTIFIED (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 11715, Feb 16 at 1427, OM with religiously-inspired platitudes, such as ``may the joyous chorus of virgins surround you``, and with Catholic-choral reverby background music. Switched to YL with more of same, interrupted at 1430 sharp by kid ID for KJES, Lord`s Ranch, zipcode, ``let me know if you can hear me.`` 1511 same stuff back to OM reciting. Aside from the ID, not hearing the robokids much any more. VG signal and fair modulation (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17775, KVOH again on the air, Wednesday Feb 16 at 1542, VG signal with preacher, and trace of the 17920 spur (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VATICAN. 13765, VR in English about UNESCO, Feb 16 at 1547, but already into IS at 1548. Aoki shows English at 1530 lasts until 1550 daily except Sundays until 1558, 500 kW due east, but reliably heard here, as another example of the broad direxionality of SMG (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 17750, Feb 16 at 1407-1412* motorboating-like noise, no intelligible modulation from possibly malfunxioning transmitter, also bleeding down to 17745. Not DRM-sounding, and nothing needing jamming here. However, Saudi Arabia`s Bengali service is scheduled on 17745 at 12-15, 500 kW, 70 degrees from Riyadh, and we know how messed up their transmitters can get.

Maybe correlates with Steve Handler`s report in the NASWA Flashsheet of some kind of noise QRMing Sudan Radio Service, Feb 10 at 1515 on 17775, which must have been a typo for 17745. However, no QRM to SRS when I checked it later today, q.v. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###