sabato 20 febbraio 2016

Glenn Hauser logs February 19-20, 2016

** GREECE. 9935, Feb 20 at 0107, the S6 ERA whiner with a trace of program modulation is back on nominal after switch to 9930 last night. But the OK transmitter is NOT on 9420 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND. 15720, Feb 20 at 0114, music at S4, insufficient, but evidence that the AM transmitter of RNZI is working again after missing from 11725 last night (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SRI LANKA. 11905, Feb 20 at *0114:14.5, SLBC carrier cuts on, 0114:45.5 standard music prélude, mis-timesignal (only 2 pips heard) ending at 0115:16.5, sign-on in Hindi. Very poor S4 signal (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** U S A. 21430.375-AM, Feb 10 at 1820, ham talking about his equipment, soon drifting to 21430.390-AM, ID as K1KW. I`ve noticed before that 21430 is a spot for hAMs on 14m --- but why not 21430.00? Most SSBers manage to transmit at 1.00 kHz steps, making it easy to tune them in. How`s that for a vanity call? ARRL lookup shows:
PO Box: 369
BOLTON, MA 01740
Previous call sign: WA1EKV

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1813 monitoring: confirmed Friday Feb 19 at 2130 on WRMI 15770, and at 2130.5 on now much stronger WRMI 13695. The latter is followed at 2200 by fill music concert instead of BS.

5950, Friday Feb 19 at 2330, no WOR on WRMI but continuing Spanish Christianism as scheduled from remnant Fámily Radio, weak signal toward Cuba, despite JRX in Brasil having heard WOR here one week ago, which as I suspected must have been an anomaly.

Another try for the 0030 UT 6-nightly airing of WOR on WBCQ, 9330v-CUSB: UT Sat Feb 20 at 0031 via the R75, weak S4 signal on 9329.94 is just barely modulated, and can`t be sure it`s WOR. By 0055 I`m on the NRD-545 and now it`s S7, on 9330.94, undermodulated but can tell it is WOR. Note tomorrow`s Saturday airing is an hour earlier at 2330, not UT Sunday. Next:

Sat 0730   HLR 6190-CUSB to SW
Sat 1530   HLR 7265-CUSB to SW
Sat 2030v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND 
Sat 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sun 0410v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND 
Mon 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0400v  WBCQ 5110v-CUSB Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0430.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE  
Tue 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 1200   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1415.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2200   WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Thu 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW

Some people have reported incomplete or skipping WOR 1813 on podcast, but I can`t find anything wrong with my original mp3 file. Suggest you try an alternate podcast source or even go directly to my site and stream or download it:
The correct length should always be between 28:55 and 29:00

** U S A. 11920, Feb 20 at 0110, WRMI is S9+20 but open carrier/dead air during the hour supposed to be occupied by Fámily Radio in Spanish. It`s #4 transmitter, 22 hours a day with BS, on 17790 in daytime (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7490-, UT Sat Feb 20 at 0100, WBCQ with William Tell Overture theme starting `Allan Weiner Worldwide`. In DeLand of Fla he can tell that 7490 is on, but not sure about the other frequencies. Mentions that preceding Fred Flintstone show was dead air, something went wrong. With 7489.9 or so on the PL-880 and sufficient reelout antenna, I tune the NRD-545 for the other WBCQs. 

5109.7 at 0100 is a JBA carrier about S7, and not until 0105 does modulation cut on, now // synchronized with 7490 rather than several seconds off in some kind of looping re-feed. First part of AWWW is talking about Trump, then Ramsey joins in on phone. 

9330 as usual has Blalock the blaster at 0100, but very weak now like WOR before him. For comparison, at 0107, WINB 9265 is running S9+25.

3250 I also hasten to check, since we had news this week of such a new frequency registered for WBCQ --- yes! There it is at 0100 Feb 20, a JBA carrier at first, which could also be a MW harmonic, 5 x 650. Keep checking and at 0117, 3250.09 is S6 so I can barely hear AWWW and make it // 7490 also in synch. Seems to be equal on LSB and USB, so maybe AM, but carrier could still be reduced. Too weak to be sure. 

At 0131, Allan is asking for reports on new 3250, and Timmy is on the phone from site, says testing antenna, and everything is being tuned up for the 3 MHz band. Allan reminds us that he mentioned some weeks ago that something new is coming on the 90 mb; thinx it`s not up to full power yet. I can believe that! Like 9330. At 0139, I find a slightly stronger carrier on 3251.1; by 0144 this has drifted to 3250.8, apparently something else as WBCQ appears still to be closer to 3250, JBA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9474.979, Feb 20 at 0043, WTWW-1 is S9+40, a gospel huxter pretending to pray to God when, like all who do so aloud, he is really still preaching at his non-deity mortal audience. As always, this transmitter with a big hum, and always off-frequency to lo side, about time I measured it on the R-75. By an hour later it`s faded way down (In previous report I called 5085 WTWW-3 while it`s really WTWW-2) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7520, Feb 20 at 0058, WWCR-4 is still off, and with it the 6220 parasite. 5890, Feb 20 at 0058 quick tune to here finds WWCR-2 on, but QSY announcement to 5935 and off. Presumably 5890 will not come back later tonight as that would be WWCR-4 again. Wonder what happened to that transmitter? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9975, Feb 20 at 0057, no signal yet from KVOH, but a blob of video-like buzz circa 9976 --- maybe ex a local device, but if so a new frequency. At 0106 recheck, KVOH is on vs the buzz (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1580, Feb 20 at 0126 UT, dominant signal playing Christian hymn by full orchestra, loops NW/SE, soon announcement for 58 degrees in Colorado Springs, time 6:27; Vonage ad read by local announcer, then ones for and phone systems; YL ID: ``Thank you for listening to the all-new AM 1580, KFCS, Colorado Springs-Pueblo; now on with the music`` and 0130 UT into a hymn on piano. 

The all-old KFCS had an oldies/shopping format per NRC AM Log. No echo as Larry Godwin, MT, was reporting Jan 18 at 0130 UT making him wonder if there were transmitters in both cities? If so, unknown to FCC AM Query showing licensed to same single site, day and night, 10/0.14 kW, both non-direxional. It`s obviously on 10 kW day power now, despite official Feb sunset an hour earlier at 0030 UT! (March: 0100 UT). I can remember when the 1580 in C.S. was KPIK (until 1987y). After several more changes, it only became KFCS last May. Koming From Colorado Springs? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1500, Feb 20 at 0134 UT, the warbling is still weakly audible, and KSTP is not too strong, so another attempt to DF it. It now seems a couple degrees above due east. In case there is something in the shack skewing the ferrite in the DX-398, I then go outside to the yard and the street, but get the same results. This has been narrowed down to three possibilities, the little stations in NW KY, SE MO, and NW TN. Closest to due east is WPOT Trenton TN, 250/6 watts; slightly CCW is the nearest, KDFN Doniphan MO, 1000/0 watts; slightly more CCW is the farthest, WMJL Marion KY, 175/0 watts. Still need someone to visit one or three of these towns at night, as we are too close to the margin of error (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

Nothing from the blues music 1500 station at first, but at 0148 UT Feb 20, there it is, NW/SE, continuing to be assumed as KCLF New Roads LA, 1000/0, or if CP is on, 850/18 watts (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 5112-USB, Feb 20 at 0037, weak 2-way seems English; is this a MARS frequency? Was checking for WBCQ 5110v, which was not yet on. At 0100, a JBA carrier from WBCQ on 5109.7 not overcoming the S7 noise level, while 5112-USB is a trace (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0440 UT February 20