venerdì 9 giugno 2017

Glenn Hauser logs June 8-9, 2017

** ALASKA. 11870, June 9 at 1221, checking KNLS English again earlier in the hour, which was in well yesterday by closing. Today it`s VP S2-S4 with echo, long/short path? pop music, 1226 announcements I can`t be positive are in English, much weaker than Vatican via Philippines open carrier already on 11875 at S9. KNLS improves slightly to S5-S7 by closing circa 1255 with English schedule, but still unusable.

Checking their own website, as expected, far out-of-date schedule at
showing everything on 6, 7 or 9 MHz, nothing higher, and the MWV sked is also old, from B-16. As usual, we have to go to Russian to find the current sked for all languages, such as

The Chinese site refuses to load for minutes but when it does, schedule there is out of date too. The Chinese must also go to the Russian page for accurate info! For example, Chinese at 0800-1000 is really on 11885 (which explains how 11885 was once erroneously on air a few hours later; and Dave Valko says it was again today June 9 // 11870 during the 12 English hour), but the Chinese page shows 9655 and the English page 7355 for Chinese at 08-10! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6060, June 9 at 1230, RHC Spanish is S9+10 of dead air while 6000 & 6100 are modulating at same signal level (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA SOUTH. 15575, June 9 at 1408, KBS World Radio in Korean at S5-S6, no good, nor I am sure was it any better before 1400 in English on same beam. Even in summer it`s insufficient to North America, and totally wasted most of the year because of incompetent frequency management/refusal to use relays.

Claudio Galaz, Chile on HCDX points out that KBS are running an ``Overseas Listener Satisfaxion Survey`` and we should say ``yes`` to shortwave at question 12.
However, question 1 is ``Have you listened to KBS WORLD RADIO in the past month? Yes (Go to Q2), No (Go to End of Survey)``
So you might want to try to hear it first; good luck!

** NORTH AMERICA. 7585, June 9 at 0540, very poor carrier registers S9, but Station YHWH modulation barely audible (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 88.1, Thu June 8 at 2333-2335 UT, `StarDate`, then back to NPR ATC. Presumed KWOU Woodward OK on usual marginal signal easily overridden by Es DX. We habitually try to hear SD on KWOU M-F at 1331 UT during another 2-minute break in NPR. Morning tropo enhancement often helps, but not always, in which case our next chance is at 1458 UT via KUCO 90.1. The KGOU schedule grids, both weekly and daily, find StarDate too insignificant to show, but on their A-Z program list as:
``StarDate Daily 6:31 and 8:31 a.m. and 7 p.m.`` CT, but it looks like the last one is wrong, unless I was really hearing some otherstation. And they do not mean every day, but M-F only! More about and access:
(Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 9370 & 3185, June 9 at 0057, both WWRBS frequencies are off --- I caught them during a QSY interval. Waiting for 3185, JBA exciter carrier on at *0059.5, *0100 JIP BS at full power reaching only S9 here this early (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** U K [non]. 9740, June 9 at 1237 BBCWS with elexion coverage, including itchy-for-autonomy Northern Ireland and Scotland. 1245-1247 break for other news during special `Newshour` (?), about Catalunya referendum for autonomy, Qatar, selling baby chimps in Ivory Coast. S9 fading to S6 is the best BBC can do for us, without really trying. HFCC shows at 10-13 they are splitting 250 kW with 125 kW each at 135 and 13 degrees, the latter carrying on USward (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1881 monitoring: confirmed first SW broadcast, Thursday June 8 at 2330 on WBCQ 9330v-CUSB, fair S6-S4. Next:
Fri 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0630   HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1431   HLR 7265-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1930v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2230   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sun 0200   WRMI 11580 to NE
Sun 0310v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
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 2130   WRMI 9455 to WNW, 15770 to NE
Tue 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1030   WRMI 5850 to NW, 9455 to WNW
Wed 1315   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2100   WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Full schedule for WORLD OF RADIO including AM/FM, webcasts, satellite:

** U S A. 9395, June 9 at 0210, WRMI Oldies music continues with no break for VOA news, as sometimes happens. During this hour no // 9455, instead BS. Another check of 9395 now // 9455 at 0543-0544 June 9 gets the last minute of VOA News by Steve Miller including a clip in German from Frau Merkel (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7490v & 9330v & 5130v, June 9 at 0542 check, all WBCQs are off when they would have been Brother Scaring. 9330 still AWOL at 1254 check. `Tis the season also to check for the new transmitter on 3250, which tested briefly last fall, and Allan is back in Monticello to get it going this summer. More likely to try on weekends (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7505v, June 9 at 0211, WRNO is AWOL (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Another sporadic E opening up to 108 on the 6m map, but we are really on the periphery of more northerly paths. I check anyway from the bottom and find the MUF here barely creeping into FM band:

88.1 FM, June 8 at 2320 UT, seems Es fading up over the two OK stations, mentions ``Intermountain Christian`` and ``Fairfield``, and ``88.1 The Bridge`` (but not certain of that word in fade); presumably this as searched out, Intermountain Christian Camp, Fairfield, Idaho:
but that doesn`t mean this signal is direct from ID. 

At 2326 another fade-in with gospel choir; no RDS to help. 2330, ``The Rejoice Broadcast Network``, and a Bible verse. 

Own website is user-unfriendly, having to investigate each pin on map: 
Wikipedia is much better:
but not a single 88.1, not even low-power, as most of them are; originates with 89.5 WPCS Pensacola FL and only one other full-power per this is 89.7 KPCS in Princeton MN. O, that station list was admittedly last updated 3.5 years ago! I remember WPCS itself used to be a common catch here.

Better luck searching on ``The Bridge`` 88.1 --- KTFY in Twin Falls, ID! per numerous hits,
but are they with Rejoice?

WTFDA Database has no 88.1 anywhere with Bridge slogan. But searching on 88.1 for Idaho gets KTFY, and ANOTHER station which *is* with Rejoice Radio. Now I am thinking I was hearing both stations, a few minutes apart from the same state:

[KRRB, 88.1, KUNA ID, 45.0 kW H&V, 298.0 m HAAT, 43-37-15, 117-12-35, REJOICE RADIO, RELIGIOUS TEACHING] 1763 km/1096 stmi to Boise suburb

[KTFY, 88.1, BUHL ID, 0.0 kW H, 60.0 kW V, 199.0 m HAAT V-only, 42-43-48, 114-25-06, 88.1FM KTFY, CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN] 1602 km/996 st mi near Twin Falls

Going back to the Rejoice station map, it shows Twin Falls on 89.3, Boise on 88.1 with coverage maps and dates on air but no further info.

Kuna would be a wonderful rare place to get a call sign to match (like Kona, Hawaii)! But the real KUNA-FM is 96.7 in La Quinta CA with 970 watts in Spanish (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 7597.4, June 9 at 0212 and 0542, rapid RTTY clattering away now from unknown source rather than open carrier (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1621 UT June 9