giovedì 6 luglio 2017

Glenn Hauser logs July 4-5-6, 2017

** CUBA [and non]. 6100, July 6 at 0710, RHC S9+10 open carrier is still on here until 0711*, while the others were already off. Remarkable that at this hour, there is *nothing* to be heard above this on the 49m band except a JBA carrier on 6135.2, presumably Brasil (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** JAPAN. 11825, July 6 at 0715, laughing in Japanese, S4, so can`t be WWCR summing its 5890 + 5935 gospel huxters, as has happened before and could again overload on some receivers depending on how strong the fundamentals be. No, it`s really NHK Yamata this hour, 300 kW at 290 degrees (Glenn Hauser, OK< DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 92.1, July 4 at 2132 UT check, local KAMG-LP, Enid, has once again crashed to dead air. Still dead at 2118 UT July 5 and 1559 UT July 6. Before that, it was fairly modulated but somewhat distorted, after long stretches of extreme distortion. Had been carrying some satellite-fed Spanish gospel huxter out of RGV, South Texas. I could never bring myself to listen long enough for a recent ID. rejects a search on KAMG-LP, claiming that all radio stations have only four call letters! Duh. For KAMG we find ``Station Owner: Maranatha Radio Corporation``. Isn`t this contrary to the rules for LPFM, requiring local origination? FCC FM Query shows a change of address notice; I`ll have to visit there to see what I can see:

Mailing Address:
ENID OK 73701 -
Telephone Number (include area code): 405 426 5958
E-Mail Address (if available): UBALDOYKEILA@YAHOO.COM
FCC Registration No.: 0009806910
Date: 07/06/2013

At FCC AM Query, displaying all TX AM stations, the only Maranatha licensee is slightly different, Maranatha Broadcasting, Inc., for KYTY, 250 watts on 810 in Somerset. On FM in TX, none except a Maranatha Church for KMPI, 90.5 in McCoy. 

This site`s station list
has nothing in Enid and appears to be English-only, based in Florida (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. After hitting the reset button by mistake, I have to reprogram my Sanyo TV screen: this model does not allow DTV channels to be added individually, only auto-programming. So away we go: it detects 42 channels, and flipping thru them, discover some major ones got skipped, like KTUZ-29 ``30``. But to my great surprise, tropo must be up, so KTOU-LD on RF 21 is now included from OKC. If I auto-reprogram it again during dead conditions, will lose it.

Here`s how its six subchannels are labeled:
21-1, HSN
21-2, SBN
21-3, HSN2
21-4, ONTV4U but LR bug says JTV
21-5, KTOU-LD, but only broadcasting black screen with some flashes
21-6, KTOU-LD, infomercial with no bug

Here what shows for KTOU:

display physical video audio call sign network/programming
21-1    21.1     480i  DD2.0 HSN       HSN   
21-2    21.2     480i  DD2.0 SBN       SonLife + SAP Audio Icon 
21-3    21.3     480i  DD2.0 HSN 2     HSN2   
21-4    21.4     480i  DD2.0 ONTV4U    Infomercials  
21-5    21.5     480i  DD2.0 KTOU-LD   Gun TV   
21-6    21.6     480i  DD2.0 KTOU-LD   [Blank]
It`s only 4 kW ERP, with signal slightly direxional toward Enid.

BTW, KUOT-CD on RF 19 is slated to move to 21, apparently supplanting KTOU: because KAUT 40 goes to 19. Others repacking in Market 50: KOPX 50 to 18; KOCM 46 to 16; KOHC-CD 45 to 31; KWTV 39 to 25.

The reprogramming also picks up KETA 13, with the four OETA subchannels NOT breaking up. Tropo boost may account for it, and I fear when that subside, it`ll be back to jerking around, presumably due to QRM from the second harmonic of KNID 107.1 on 214.2 MHz. I can also barely get OETAs in clear on a third set with rabbit ears only.

My HD screen is also receiving RF channel 48 in analog, a weak but steady, snowy but color pixture from KOCY-LP, with Estrella Network, 15 kW ERP. Also noisy analog audio. That`s the one I have previously seen on my B&W analog TV and other antenna, cutting on and off the air, but nothing lately, and I still see no trace of it there. 

This is the *first* time I have seen any NTSC weak transmitted video on my HD Sanyo screen! At 0459 UT July 6, an anti-cable promo for all the stations and networks one can get off the air. Otherwise, programming is infomercials, probably for sex enhancement devices or pills. 

However, at 0511 UT, suddenly goes to black, and floating around the screen in small font are NO SIGNAL, and NO PROGRAM. This is obviously produced at the input to the ch A48 transmitter, not by my receiver. Disappears at 0523, but back at 0524, probably a brief fade below reception threshold here. 

So anyhow, KOCY-LP on analog 48 is still there, sometimes, but a big mess if anyone would axually try to watch it, rather than as a full-power virtual 48 subchannel of the KTUZ RF 29 transmitter. The KOCY-LP ID on the hour showed 48-1, even tho it was seen in analog! (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1884 monitoring: confirmed Tuesday July 4 at 2130 on WRMI 9455 // 15770, both fair vs local hi line noise level. Also confirmed Tue July 4 after 2330 on WBCQ 9330.27v-CUSB, fair-good. Also confirmed Wednesday July 5 at 1030 on WRMI 5850, very good, and 9455, JBA. Also confirmed Wednesday July 5 at 1338 the 1315.5 airing on WRMI, 9955, fair. Also confirmed Wed July 5 at 2118 on WBCQ 7490, JBA but VG on webcast at 2126 check. Also confirmed Wed  July 5 at 2330 on WBCQ, 9330.25v-CUSB, good.

WORLD OF RADIO 1885 contents: Australia, Bahamas, Bhutan, Bougainville, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cuba, Eritrea, India, Israel/International Vacuum, Korea North non, Korea South, México, Myanmar, Newfoundland, New Zealand, North America, Papua New Guinea, Russia non, Rwanda non, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, USA

WORLD OF RADIO 1885 ready for first airing July 6:
Thu 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
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
Sat 2300   WRMI 11580 to NE
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 WOR schedule on all affiliates, AM, FM, satellite, webcasts:
Also access to podcasts (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9395, July 5 at 1340, WRMI still with `Power Hour`, and running 25 seconds behind WWCR 13845; // respectively to 9455 & 7490. VOA News on the hour relay seems to be standard now on the WRMI frequencies. I hope this doesn`t mislead anyone into thinking the USG is endorsing or somehow involved in the anti-government conspiracy show surrounding (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1885, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5830, July 5 at 0645, WTWW-1 is S9+20 of open carrier, dead air except for some hum. Ditto at 0710 July 6 ---- has it been that way for 24+ hours?? SFAW modulation has resumed by 1559 UT July 6 on 9475 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1720 UT July 6