sabato 10 giugno 2017

Glenn Hauser logs June 9-10, 2017

** ALASKA. 11885, June 10 at 1256, KNLS English is once again on this unlisted frequency, // scheduled 11870, both about S5, with music coda and no announcements before 1259 when 11870 goes off, but 11885 stays on with carrier, 1300 IS, 1301 Chinese ID and more IS, 1302 theme opening Chinese hour. 

Now at 1303 June 10, I find the other // Chinese transmitter has moved to 9655 which is S5 while 11885 is now up to S9. I`m beginning to think 11885 is intentional, despite the most up-to-date schedule version, at least with A-17 dates, at 
which shows 11885 only at 08-10 in Chinese; while the 13-14 Chinese is supposed to be on 9920 // 9655. Not heard on 9920, of course.

Could also be second transmitter is stuck on 11885 and won`t change to the other scheduled frequencies for the rest of the span until 1800? Fortunately not much else is in HFCC on 11885 during the 10-18 UT span, so KNLS can get away with this; just imaginary Ujung Pandang [sic], Indonesia in English! at 11-13, 100 kW eastward; and at 17-18 SOFia in Tigrinya, but probably also imaginary, as not in Aoki or EiBi.

BTW, in Russian we are reminded that it`s ALYASKA, not Alaska, the ya having got lost in transition (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA SOUTH. 15575, June 10 at 1305, I`m attempting to listen to KBS World Radio in order to fill out their survey. News in progress at S5-S7 or SINPO 25322, just not good enough to follow. 1309 news outro, 1310 weekly interview program with conductor(?) of New York Philharmonic, who must be on a visit. I give up and monitor HLW2 instead.

Even here in summer, this KBS transmission should be on a much lower band, probably 25m, where VOK 11710 is S9+10/S9, much better readable (in Korean now), despite self-jamming! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA SOUTH. 12923.0-CW, June 10 at 1320, CQ marker copied over and over as: ``CQ CQ CQ DE HLW2 HLW2 HLW2 QSX 127Z``. Despite repeated tries from very poor signal amid fading I can`t be certain of the last number. I would have expected a 5-digit reply frequency also on the 12 MHz band. HLW2 is Soul Radio (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6940-USB, June 10 at 0028, poor pirate signal with music, maybe gospel/praise rock? 6940-AM, recheck June 10 at 0032, now it`s hard rock in AM mode with stronger signal but cuts off at end of tune 0033* and does not come back for some while. Makes me wonder whether first 6940 was really AM, or two different stations? What does HF Underground say?

These logs of 6940-AM
say it was Pee Wee between 0007 and 0033*. Clever Name Radio had been on 6940-USB much earlier until 2150* June 9 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 89.5-FM, June 9 at 1827 UT on caradio in western Enid, surprised to get a weak signal here in the sidesplash of local 89.7. Fades in and out, but no other signs of Es; promo for Dobson, on Christian Satellite Network. So do they have a nearby 89.5? 

Kudos to these gospel huxters for a user-friendly station list, all on one page so easily searched:
Of the nine 89.5 entries, there are two translators not close in Kansas, and this non-translator in OK:

89.5 KJCC CARNEGIE OK --- That`s west of Anadarko, surely what I am getting on the margin, rather than Public Radio Tulsa, KWGS. WTFDA FM DB shows KJCC is 23.5 kW ERP H&V at 118.8 m HAAT.

There is also a 2-page pdf station list; is it identically updated?
in quite a different format, no callsigns; only foreign outlet on both is 97.5 in Tonga,

They also have a page with lots of info on frequency and station changes, etc.:
Including these:

Stations Off Air: January 9, 2017
Our stations in Carnegie, Oklahoma (KJCC, 89.5 FM) and Chickasha, 102.3 FM (because it takes signal from KJCC) are off the air until KJCC is reconstructed at a new site.

Station Frequency Change: February 14, 2017
Our translator in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (89.5 FM) is now broadcasting at 89.7 FM.

So that may explain why I had not been hearing KJCC before. But there is as yet no new info about KJCC being back on air from new site. From where to where, and why?

CSN was originally Calvary Satellite Network, and got into the FM satellator business early, gobbling up countless frequencies around the country, edging out more diversity on the band. HQ is still in Twin Falls ID. As an example of the absolute nonsense they purvey, currently promoted on website is a book ``Evolution Impossible``!

From first station list page, link to KJCC shows:

``KJCC provides solid Bible teaching and Modern Praise & Worship music to the Carnegie, OK area. KJCC is a studio-waivered full power FM station, re-broadcasting our primary station, KAWZ Twin Falls, Idaho.

View a Radio Soft Comstudy Longley-Rice coverage map of KJCC.``

This is full of color-coded pixels axually showing a rather small coverage area, but hard to interpret without firm contour lines, Seems less than expected for power and HAAT above. Distance to city is 158 km/98 statute miles from here (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 9330v-CUSB, June 10 at 1620 check, NO signal from WBCQ, which had been carrying Brother Scare all day and night; while 9265 WINB is fairly audible on Saturday this early. Suspect the greatly expanded hours have been deleted, if not all TOM hours on WBCQ. Axually, was it June 9, 8 or 7, when I checked 9330 for WOR at 2330, and just before then heard The Planet IS & ID loop, implying 9330 had not been on the air all day until about *2325. Previously had made an abrupt switch at 2329 from TOM to WBCQ ID and 2330 WOR. 

WBCQ schedules still show extensive TOM hours on all frequencies and likely will be slow to update, just as it took a long time for the TOM expansion to upshow. Likewise Overcomer`s own schedule which contains lots of wrong info, including recently reactivated 9370 & 3185 as BOTH WWRB and WBCQ! More at USA: WBCQ (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U K [non]. Correxion: omitted transmitter site SINGAPORE, fixed:

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 SINGAPORE 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 [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1881 monitoring: confirmed Friday June 9 at 2330 on WBCQ 9330.1v-CUSB, good. Also confirmed Saturday June 10 at 1439 the 1431 broadcast on Hamburger Lokalradio, 7265-CUSB: via the UTwente remote, where reception is very poor in noise level but recognizable if not fully readable. Slightly better at 1454 check, and at least there is no CCI audible from the ChiCom. Next:
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. 7490v-AM, UT Sat June 10 at 0020, WBCQ`s `Allan Weiner Worldwide` is instead subbed by J. P. Ferraro, as AW has something else to do tonight. On phone with Ramsey, I think, with long discussion about how DTV means reduced coverage, fewer channels available to J.P., at least, compared to analog era. At 0037 also detectable on 5129.8-AM, poor signal and 47 seconds behind 7490. Says Allan has instructed him to wrap it up by ``9 PM`` = 0100 UT.

I`m wondering if BS hours on WBCQ have suddenly reduced? All frequencies were off the air late last night. Then on UT June 10 at 0552, 9330 is apparently off, at least not propagating; 5130v is off; 7490 is on with music, not BS as is still on e.g. 5850 WRMI. There have been other instances of 7490 playing music late at night instead of BS, who had been running until 0700* (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also SOUTH CAROLINA [non]

UNIDENTIFIED. 6920.9-LSB, June 10 at 0030, ``Hola, audio, hello``, counting 1-2-3 over and over in Spanish and English (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1655 UT June 10