mercoledì 17 agosto 2011

Glenn Hauser logs August 17, 2011

** ANGUILLA. 6090, Aug 17 at 0510, C.B. still missing; also missing from 11775 at 1321 check (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake, Aug 17, quick scan before 1300:
10300, good at 1256
12500, good at 1256
12980, good at 1256
13920, good at 1257
13970, good at 1257
14700, good at 1258
15545, poor at 1258
16100, fair at 1259
16980, poor at 1259

** NETHERLANDS [non]. 9650, Aug 17 at 1324, RNW Dutch is atop CRI in English! So continues this longstanding collision ignored by frequency managers of both stations, but before long it will be moot as RN`s Dutch service is doomed. CRI is via Sackville and ought to have a dominant signal across North America, while RNW is 200 degrees via Tinang, PHILIPPINES, so they just can`t believe there would be a collision as far as central North America. Directly off the back of the 200 antenna would be 20 degrees USward (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. K48KE, OETA Buffalo: see USA, grouped with TX TVDX

** PHILIPPINES [and non]. 9520, August 17 at 1326, very heavy CCI producing a fast rippling SAH, the top station being R. Veritas Asia, with IS at 1327, ID in English, ``from Quezon City, following program in Sinhala on 9.520 MHz at 2030 hours UTC``. Can`t be 2030, but that`s what it sounded like, also a minute later repeating announcement with slightly different wording. Much stronger than Indonesia 9525-. The CCI continues past 1330. Consulting HFCC, you do not find anything but RVA here, but in Aoki there is PBS Nei Menggu, Hohhot, China, at 0950-1605. Perhaps the ChiCom should register their domestic transmissions; why not?? In this case it`s not a disguised jammer (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. More morning tropo from the west Aug 17, tipped off by KWOU 88.1 Woodward enhanced, so I soon start searching for analog or DTV translators in the TX panhandle and OK, UT:

1428 on 34 DTV KOMI Woodward is decoding, and KUOK 35 is not, as usual

1431 on 48 DTV, OETA translator with antenna west, Sesame Street. Has to be K48KE in Buffalo OK, 11.8 kW, and indeed comes in best slightly to the WNW of due west. Still decoding at 1540, perfect reception also of OKLA on 48-2! As I was swinging the antenna around, analog 48, KWDW OKC was also visible. Nothing on 17, 20, 22 or 28 from Cherokee/Alva OK, which are closer.

1428 on 53 analog, trace of video from west. By 1455 I am also getting analog on 45, 47 and 49, a sure match again for the Follett TX translator group at the NE corner of the Panhandle. listings, all including Booker at 36-22-24.00N, 100-16-0.00W:
Booker, Etc. [47] K47BP  0.924 0.00 NH TX-LIC KACV (2 PBS)
Follett      [45] K45AU  1.040 0.00 NH TX-LIC KVII (7 ABC)
Follett      [49] K49BB  1.040 0.00 NH TX-LIC KAMR (4 NBC)
Follett      [51] K51BC  1.040 0.00 NH TX-LIC KFDA (10 CBS)
Follett      [53] K53EE  1.040 0.00 NH TX-LIC KCIT (14 Fox)

I was getting all these with the correct input, except no signal on 51, off the air??

1455 on 53, analog video is now locking in; weak audio at times surges to much louder, strangely; 47 has PBS; 49 produces a local ID and promo for FOX 14, KCIT AMARILLO, 1458 disclaimer for an infomercial starting early, Sharper Image ovens. 49 has a 3 and 7-day weather forecast graphic, believe with YL meteorologist; resembles KFOR-4 but not at this moment. 1459 on 47 I catch a KACV ID too. 1459 on 49 an ad for Shoe Carnival, 1500 NBC News TODAY, a few sex ahead of KFOR as received here via cable. 1501 on 45, THE VIEW, which matches ABC from KVII input. 1502 on 47, PBS is now not // OETA.

At 1506 I am also getting weak analog video on 23, likely K23EC Canadian TX, of KACV, close by to Follett area, previously DXed.

At 1511 I compare the relative strengths of the Follett group, from strongest to weakest: 53 > 47 > 45 > 49. Same at 1521, why? They are supposedly exactly the same power from the same tower, 1.040 kW, except 47 is 116 watts lower.

At 1515, K48KE is still decoding, and holds up more or less until 1600. Folletts are out by 1515, but back at 1521 as above, out again; at 1620 still trace of analog video on 47 only, the lowest powered one (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9300+, Aug 17 at 1332, carrier slightly above channel compared to Firedrake 10300, nothing but continuous buzz/whine, still going at 1403, 1410. The kind of thing Cairo and Riyadh are capable of generating; no broadcasters at all on 9300 per HFCC, Aoki and EiBi, but there are plenty of Qahirans nearby at various times, e.g. 9290, 9305, in this favorite out-of-bandsexion of ERTU.
EiBi has another intriguing nearby, but this was not DRM to my ear:
9295 0800-1600 irr ALASKA DART WE2XRH DIGITAL NAm
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###