giovedì 24 luglio 2014

Glenn Hauser logs July 23-24, 2014

** ARGENTINA [and non]. 11710.66 is the RAE frequency I get tonite by the 40-Hz click method on the DX-398, but the closest het note with Egypt I can get on the keyboard is G5 = 784 Hz, so somewhere in between there, July 24 at 0115 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 11750 & 11810, July 24 at 0548, distorted spurs are still audible from 11780 RNA, tho the fundamental is weaker than usual (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GREECE. All ERTOpen frequencies are still vacant, July 24 at 0132 check: 7450, 7475, 9420, 9935, 11645, 15630, 15650. I had not heard any since July 19, but John Babbis was getting 9420 and 9935 on July 21 into UT July 22 only, the evening I did not monitor (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MALAYSIA [non]. Here`s a shot of what`s left of the 9M-MRD callsign on the tail of the downed plane in Ukraine, freeze-frame from the Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC:

** MEXICO. 710-, July 24 at 0558 UT, Mexican music is dominant signal and off-frequency again making het with KCMO, KGNC or whatever on 710.0. 0602 brief announcement between tunes sounds like ``alfa``. Not until 0605 is there a full ID from XEDP, Ciudad Cuauhtémoc, Chihuahua, claiming 5 kW on AM; and also an FM frequency, street address, ``La Ranchera de Cuauhtémoc``, and finally 0606 into NA. There is wide variation in timing of their midnight festivities (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND. 17670-17675-17680, July 24 at 0132 once again DRM is on from RNZI earlier than now scheduled, while 15720 AM signal is fair at best (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. During tropo opening mainly from Kansas, July 24, UT:

1310 on RF 42, I am really seeing ``Fox 23`` weather and traffic from Tulsa OK, apparently simulcast on their substation ``DTV 41-1 KMYT-DT`` (even tho my antenna is NNW toward KS), 900 kW. shows call instead as KMYT-TV.

[BTW, I can get this on 42 because the listed 5 kW translator in Enid, K42LL, is not on the air. Furthermore, a bunch of others listed are not on the air either, on 17, 19, 36, 44, 45, and 48! If and when these ever appear, will seriously hamper my DX]

1503 on 95.5, country music, YL non-ID as ``K 95 point 5``. The only C&W 95.5 in KS is KNDY in Marysville, but no such slogan listed or on website. Could it be an Oklahoman? WTFDA DB shows all three Okies are country; normally would get KWEN Tulsa or KWEY-FM Clinton, but the third one matches the slogan heard: KITX Hugo ``K-95.5 FM``, 50/50 kW way down in SE OK (while KWEN is merely ``K-95 FM``). My old ATS-909 has a non-RDS ID saved on 95.5 as KTOK, why? That`s 1000 AM in OKC
(Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also U S A

** OMAN. 15355, July 24 at 0137, RSO with ME music, fair signal, expected to find it here, once I noticed it was missing from scheduled 9500 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PALAU. 9965, July 24 at 1259, World Harvest Radio ID with South Bend address, Onward Christian Soldiers theme; 1300:04 cut to R. Australia in progress. This relay schedule was set up before RA programming changed, not to have any break at 1300 amid a one-hour TV news soundtrack starting at 1230; how rough. But that`s doomed.

It seems that any relay client via WHRI or T8WH must put up with WHR Christian promotion before and after, even if you`re communist Vietnam; violating separation of church and state, here making Australia seem to be in bed with the American evangelists (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, July 24 at 0058, R. Chaski weak carrier as usual, stays on past 0103, but recheck at 0107 it`s off. Tomorrow I will have to pin down the new chop time (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEEST)

** TAIWAN [and non]. 9955, July 24 at 1217, Chinese from R. France Internationale relay is axually atop WRMI, and making a LAH, continuing so past 1230 when WORLD OF RADIO starts altho in the semihour WRMI signal builds up. Here`s how it sounded at 1234:

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1730 monitoring: confirmed on WBCQ 7490 webcast, Wednesday July 23 at 2100.

WORLD OF RADIO 1731 monitoring: confirmed on first broadcast, UT Thursday July 24 at 0330 on WRMI 9955, fair signal, not much jamming; and on webcast. Also confirmed July 24 at 1230 on WRMI 9955, but barely audible *under* Chinese and low audible heterodyne from co-channel R. France International via Taiwan. Next:
Thursday 2100 on WBCQ 7490v
UT Friday 0328v on WWRB 3185 (or 5050?)
Saturday 0630 & 1430 on Hamburger Lokalradio 7265-CUSB
UT Sunday 0030 on WRMI 9495 (maybe previous edition)
UT Sunday 0131 on KVOH 9975
UT Monday 0300v on Area 51 via WBCQ 5110v-CUSB
Monday 2100v on WRMI 15770
Tuesday 1100 on WRMI 9955
Wednesday 0630 on Hamburger Lokalradio 7265-CUSB
Wednesday 1315 on WRMI 9955
Wednesday 1430 on Hamburger Lokalradio 7265-CUSB
Wednesday 2100 on WBCQ 7490v

** U S A. 3185, July 24 at 0130, WWRB is missing from this and not on 3195 or 9370 either, while the BS service continues on 5050. Hope 3185 is back next night at WOR time. In fact, 3185 is back on at 0556 July 24, at this hour back to BS (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5830, July 24 at 0547, WTWW-1 is back on proper night frequency unlike staying on 9475 all night July 23. However, now at 0553 July 24, 5085, WTWW-2 is missing and not on day frequency 9930 either. Both still missing at 1222, while 5830 is still on (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 750, July 24 at 0557 UT, KAMA El Paso in Spanish is making rapid SAH with WSB Atlanta, as they are at almost equal levels; KAMA still out of whack (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Heavy regional tropo opening the morning of July 24, first signaled at 1250 UT by the Kansan on 91.5 overriding 91.7 KOSU. WTFDA DB shows it`s KSNS, Medicine Lodge, ``Keep Singing New Songs`` (a slogan I have not heard myself, avoiding it AMAP), shown as 96 kW vertical only, 0 kW in horizontal polarization. I am listening on a portable with whip more or less vertical, and it does seem to diminish when I lay it over. Gone are the days when the Kansan we get on 91.5 would be KANU, public radio in Lawrence beyond. This leads me after breakfast to check out the DTV bands.

The horizontally-polarized receiving antenna is first pointed south, yet starts decoding KOOD on RF 16, so once rotated north, I find lots of Bad signals on Kansas channels, and some becoming Good, UT:

1306 on RF 16, KOOD-3 on 9-3; at 1316, Create with a Rudy Maxa show; same PBS kidvid on both 9-1 and 9-2, both with almost transparent Smoky Hills bug in LR, why? Well, 9-1 cannot change aspect radio, while 9-2 can change, so the latter must be HD, altho they look the same thru my converter to conventional TV; still, quite a waste of resources. RF 16 is 496 kW in Hays KS.

1307 on RF 25, PSIP comes thru as DTV 30-1 KGBD. shows on RF 25 this is really K25CV-D, 15 kW in Hays KS, relaying KGBD-LD also RF 30 in Great Bend, another 15 kW outlet but not seen now tho it is closer. In turn it relays KAKE RF 10/21, ABC from Wichita. I couldn`t check whether MeTV was on a .2 of this like it is on KAKE. (BTW, Me stands for Memorable Entertainment) (BTW2, shows KAKE on 21 is also only 15 kW, vs KAKE on 10 with 56.5 kW)

1312 on RF 6, bad signal from NW, always nice to see some DTV on loband even if I can`t decode it, surely KBSD-DT, 31 kW in Dodge City --- oops, city of license is still tiny Ensign; why? It`s the only channel 6 of any sort in Kansas.

1313 on RF 14, ``DTV 17-1 KAAS-DT`` --- not. As in, RF 14 is really KOCW, 40 kW in Hoisington KS relaying KSAS-TV RF 26 from Wichita, via intermediary KAAS-TV, RF 17 in Salina. Does KOCW ever identify in any manner with its own real call?

1315 on RF 28, bad DTV signal, peaks north, not east, so I continue to suspect it`s the LPTV in Wichita which must have converted recently from analog, KWKD-LP, 15 kW Daystar.

I`ve got to mow some weeds before it gets any hotter, but they are sopping wet with heavy dew, and I am sopping wet with sweat afterwards. Now the DTV signals have weakened, but some strong FM tropo remains, even overriding local signals, such as K205FW:

1501 on 88.9, IDs and promo for KPRD Great Bend, ad for something in Hays, ``Praise Radio for Midwest Kansas, KPRD``. It`s 83/83 kW, really in Hays (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also OKLAHOMA

UNIDENTIFIED. 9992-USB, July 24 at 0135, intruder in colloquial Spanish, heavy engine noise overcoming the vox pauses (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1709 UT July 24