giovedì 2 marzo 2017

Glenn Hauser logs February 28-March 1-2, 2017

** ANGUILLA. 6090, March 1 at 0725, University Network is off! But something, Brasil? is a JBA carrier. By next check at 2031, day frequency 11775 is on as usual, S9+25 of suppressed/distorted modulation (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ANTARCTICA. 15476, March 1 at 2031, no signal from LRA36, which Manuel Méndez, Spain reports is back on the air and JBA there after AWR 15480 closes at 2000. Believe it has been off all northern winter/southern summer. Probably have a new crew for fall/winter season, as station only seems active a few months per year. Normal schedule is approx. 18-21 UT M-F only (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1867, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 6180, Feb 28 at 0714, JBA carrier, but no blob in the 6150 range from RNA/RNB, while 11780 is OK, VG. Then I hear a blob in the 6165-6175 range, but can`t confirm a match to 11780.

6150v, 6120v, March 1 at 0614, by now the Brazoblobs are definitely off and so is 6180, completely. The engineers at Rodeador must have finally realized there`s a problem. 11780 is still good at S9 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1867, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 3330-CUSB, March 1 at 0626, CHU is inaudible, not even a carrier. Think it must be off as I should be able to detect it despite storm noise of S9+30 from eastern OK. 3485 NY Radio is audible, as is CHU OK on 7850-CUSB (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** COLOMBIA. 5910.160V, Feb 28 at 0709, Alcaraván Radio is here at the moment, mostly music --- in fact, since latest reactivation, I don`t believe I`ve heard any IDs or automated timechex; maybe just not listening long enough. Audibly varies as I try to measure it.

6010.144V, Feb 28 at 0711, The Voice of Thy Conscience is presumably the weaker one here, also varying.

5910.14, March 1 at 0618, Alcaraván Radio is S9+10 with tropical music. Another check at 0729, now measured on 5910.131, music at S8 vs storm noise crashes of S9+10/20 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6060, March 1 at 0615, RHC English is absent, but still VG on 6165, in fact splattering 6160-6170; 6100 is OK, and 6000 is S9+40 but suptorted. 6060 seems to have been missing a lot lately both before 0500 in Spanish and after in English.

6100, March 1 at 0725, RHC is still on with dead air of S9+20, unlike all the other frequencies (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. RF 48, Feb 28 at 1753 UT, KOCY-LP, OKC, analog video only, fades in briefly. Now I know that this one may or may not be on the air at any moment; only way to be sure it is off is to see it strong enough one moment, and cut off the next rather than fade out.

Doug Smith of responds to my previous comments: the reason why KOCY has a CP for 15 kW is that would be the max power once it`s finally converted to DTV --- (but that will never happen with all channels above 37 being evacuated). 

Also, he points out that the power and coverage of KOCO-7 are virtually the same as KETA-13; twice the power I quoted from his list was for KOCO`s backup rather than main transmitter. 

I also think Doug has the answer to why my KETA-13 reception keeps breaking up: QRM from second harmonic of KNID 107.1 on 214.2 MHz right in the middle of RF channel 13, running 14 kW from less than 10 miles away (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1866 monitoring: confirmed Tuesday February 28 at 2130 on WRMI 15770; probably // 6855, but JBA and reception on this will only worsen as we get into spring and summer, everything else being equal. Missed checking UT Wed 0030 on WBCQ 9330v-CUSB ---

(Since I was busy at Enid High School for ceremony dedicating the Currie-Gregg Observatory, in name of astronaut Dr Nancy Currie-Gregg. The dome and telescope were a project of my late science teacher Mr James Smeltzer, just after I graduated in 1963y. His daughter was also present and glad to selfie with one of his former students. See --- But I digress.)

WOR 1866 also confirmed Wed March 1 at 1030 on WRMI 5850 and much weaker // 6855. I happen to be awake for this rare check. Also confirmed Wed Mar 1 at 1421, the 1415.5 airing on 9955 at S9+20, well atop pulse jamming, but 6855 is inaudible, faded out or off? Also confirmed Wed March 1 at 2200 on WBCQ 7490, fair, after a semiminute of dead air instead of ID. Also confirmed UT Thu March 2 at 0030, WBCQ 9330v-CUSB, fair.

WORLD OF RADIO 1867 ready for first airings March 2:

Thu 1230   WRMI 9955 to SSE, 6855 to WNW
Thu 2130   WRMI 11580 to NE
Fri 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Fri 2230   WRMI 11580 to NE, 6855? to WNW, 5950 to S
Sat 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0730   HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1530   HLR 7265-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2030v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sun 0410v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1130   HLR 9485-CUSB to SW
Mon 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0400v  WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0430   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Tue 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 1200   WRMI 9955 to SSE, 6855 to WNW
Tue 2130   WRMI 15770 to NE, 6855 to WNW
Tue 2300   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1030   WRMI 5850 to NW, 6855 to WNW
Wed 1415.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE, 6855 to WNW
Wed 2200   WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Thu 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW

** U S A. 5850 // 6855 // 7730, March 1 at 0720, WRMIs are all playing the same World Music; but before 0700 I had noticed that 6855 was playing different WM (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 11965-12135, Feb 28 at 1548, WEWN 12050 is again out of whack with splatter spikes out to this range. So I notify Glen Tapley again at 1642 UT Feb 28, two weeks after last time:

``Glen, It seems that whenever 12050 gets tuned up it gradually goes bad again. Same is the case now Feb 28 checked around 1548 UT:

Modulation peak spikes can be heard between 11965 and 12135, gradually diminishing toward the edges of this range. Severe up to 12100 and down to 12030 at least, impacting 12095 BBC via Madagascar. BBC uses 12095 much of the day from additional sites, and earlier FEBC Philippines does too. And 12035 which at this time is AWR via Sri Lanka, i.e. two other Christian broadcasters. Your own signal on 12050 is so distorted that it must be driving away listeners rather than attracting them. Regards, Glenn`` 

No reply received, but by 1427 UT check March 1, 12050 is back in whack, no more splatter spikes --- for now (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. RF DTV channel 31, Feb 28 at 1608 UT, area tropo is up, this time from across the Kansas border. This is one which barely decodes for a split second showing text in English along bottom of screen, yet the PSIP ID which already shows with Bad signal is KDCU-DT 31-1 which is Derby KS (Wichita market), despite showing ``46.1`` as Univision and ``46.2`` as UniMas, but I can`t get #2 at all, nor #1 long enough to confirm network. Also, just reading the font on the Zenith STB PSIP, at least on an SD screen, I couldn`t be sure whether it was: KOCU, KDCV, KOCV; or KDCU, which has to be it. 

BAD signals on all these channels: 35, 36, 42, 45, 28, 26, 22, 20, 17, 12, 11, 10, 8, many of which correspond to Wichita. Only one other manages to decode briefly with my antenna toward OKC, after all: RF 19, 12-1, KWCH-DT (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0612 UT March 2