domenica 7 maggio 2017

Glenn Hauser logs May 6-7, 2017

** CANADA. 2749-USB, May 7 at 0112 UT, marine weather by YL in French at S7. Didn`t really expect to hear it under summer noise conditions, but just after sunset here so darkish path exists. Per
starting at 0040 it`s VCO Sydney NS from Port Caledonia site, but doesn`t say they transmit any French (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5990, May 7 at 0058, CRI relay is still going with music, while 6000 prior to RHC English is already on with carrier, so not the same transmitter, not explaining howcome 6000 service wound up on 5990 last week (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 9268, May 7 at 0103, 4x/second Cuban pulse jamming QRMing 9265 WINB which isn`t even in Spanish; stray? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 9530, May 7 at 0110, VP S6 signal, with two receivers, can barely make // music on 4765 R. Progreso, of which 9530 is second harmonic. Usually at least a JBA carrier on 9530 evenings (0030-0400 the 4765 schedule), suspected to be this (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KUWAIT. 15540, May 6 around 1930, R. Kuwait with stories in English about the PBUH fellow, as I was hoping for some music to lull my nap. Good signal far outstripping JBA North Americans on 15825, 15770, 15610, 15555, also better than Spain on 15520, 15390 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NETHERLANDS [non]. 9925, May 7 at 0057, reactivated summer frequency for The Mighty KBC via Nauen, GERMANY. No more worries about clashing with Cuba on 6145. Starts out at S9 but steadily weakening. At 0125, S5-S7; 0135 S4-S5, weaker than 9935 & 9420 Greece. Yet another European further south and more power, ROMANIA keeps to S9+30 on 9730 in French, S9 on 9790 in Romanian, but both mostly music. At 0125, 9730 is still 30 over. KBC anyhow should improve into summer on the average. Not only that but scheduling means it competes with several American music programs, mostly bigger-signaled; see U S A (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6940-USB, May 7 at 0100, DJ Dick Weed, Radio Free, What-ever ID, at S8 about = noise level. No other pirates heard this hour, and 6940 is off by 0141 check (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA [and non]. Slight level-1 tropo enhancement over eastern OK into KS (not including OKC), with a number of Bad bars, but a few decodes, starting at 1407 UT May 6:

RF 31 from Derby (Wichita) KS:
31-1, KDCU-DT with Univisión; no other subchannels

RF 45 from Wichita KS:
3-1, KSNW-DT
3-2, Telemun[do]
3-3, ION [strange, main channel only, then]
3-4, Justice

This matches market 105 at except he may now remove the (soon) from Justice. Would exactly the same lineup be on other Kansas State Network stations?

KSNW will be repacked to channel 15, which means same as KTBO ``14`` OKC, which would once have been a too-close no-no. Hope it`s enough to QRM the worthless TBN signals this far. Also interesting that I am getting this rather than another RF 45, KOTV-DT in Tulsa as other Tulsa channels are in.

RF 20 from Muskogee (Tulsa) OK:
19-1, KQCW-DT, no other subs

RF 28 from Okmulgee (Tulsa) OK:
44-1, KTPX-TV, Ion, presumably with the 4 other subs, not checked. No repacking info, so this one to go off.

BTW, it`s strange to see r-e pulling three Joplin MO LD stations into the Tulsa market #63. Maybe like the Enid listing for RF 48, KUOC-LD, these are fantastic. KUOC is apparently on the air, but from a tower on western outskirt of Tulsa (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SRI LANKA. 11905, May 7 at 0113, SLBC carrier already on at S2, but not too noisy this band; JBA talk from 0114:46, JBA music from 0115:35 but could not make out any mis-timesignal (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 9770 & 9870, May 7 at 0108, no signals from VOT in Spanish. Both transmitters must be off the air, since e.g. Romania is inbooming on 9790, 9730. Recheck at 0137, now both are on at S6-S8 and S6-S7 respectively (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15730, May 6 at 1941, open carrier steady at S9+5, GB already warming up for the 2000 VOA French to Africa (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1876 monitoring: confirmed Saturday May 6 at 1431 on Hamburger Lokalradio, 7265-CUSB via UTwente SDR in Holland, noisy signal but completely readable and no QRM from China! Off at 1500* sharp, when then a trace of CRI theme. Quite an improvement over inaudibility last few weeks. East Turkistan must be too much over daypath now at this hour. Axually tuned in at 1427 to hear the ending of my propagation outlook for Media Network+. Keith says relaunch of website has been delayed, but podcasts of previous programs are still accessible. 

WOR 1876 also confirmed Sat May 6 at 2230 on WBCQ 9330.0v-CUSB. Also confirmed UT Sunday May 7 at 0329 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, Wentzville MO, 5 minutes in about Albanian webcasts, Tirana mayor, so started circa 0324. Next:
Sun 1030   HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW
Sun 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0300v  WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 1100   WRMI 9955 to SSE, 9455 to WNW
Tue 2130   WRMI 15770 to NE, 9455 to WNW
Tue 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1030   WRMI 5850 to NW, 9455 to WNW
Wed 1315.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2100   WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW

** U S A. A bunch of music shows insist on competing with each other UT Sunday at 0100, May 7:

9395, at 0102 May 7, WRMI-5, with ``Heartache``. I think I have heard this song several times on random tuning of 9395; sparse playlist? Back to Oldies channel, since RAE Argentina to the World is UT Tue-Sat only during this hour.

5085, at 0105 May 7, WTWW-2 with `Theater Organ from the Ozarx`, Bob Heil playing ``Downtown``. This is my first choice so I put it on the superior speaker of the PL-880 which also doesn`t need much antenna extension to capture this bigsig. By 0132 he`s playing ``Spanish Flea`` and doesn`t finish until 0135.

4840, at 0106 May 7, WWCR-3 with `Talking Machine Show` playing a 107-year-old song with consequent low fidelity, but that`s what it`s all about.

3215, at 0107 May 7, WWCR-1 with `Martha Garvin`s Musical Memories`, hymns belted out with self-accompaniment on piano.

All of these surpass the weakening rock music on 9925, The Mighty KBC; not to mention ROMANIA with two more music channels (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 12105, May 7 at 0116, S9+25 of dead air from WTWW-3 which is often the case at this hour; why not? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1630, May 7 at 0129 UT, S9+15 of dead air, loops for KKGM Fort Worth TX, my closest and usual dominator. By 0132 UT I make out a bit of music, maybe KKGM just barely modulated. Format is gospel. Sounds like English, so not KRND WY; 0143 UT now some talk under, presumably KCJJ IA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1700, May 7 at 0129 UT, Spanish play-by-play of a game involving a pelota, mentions Colombia, so KKLF Richardson TX ``Banda 13`` is a sports station at the moment (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 0431 UT May 7