sabato 15 settembre 2018

Glenn Hauser logs September 14, 2018

** MEXICO. 6185, Sept 14 at 0037, XEPPM is S7-S9 with M&W discussion mentioning sufragistas, and with good modulation level for a change, showing it can be done. Hope they keep it up (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA [and non]. 12350, Sept 14 at 1415 looking for WCY, but instead get a JBA image carrier of Enid`s KCRC 1390, about Manafort rather than sports. Goes away with Preamps turned off. It`s a receiver overload mix with 13740 CRI via CUBA, 1390 kHz above 12350, so occurs at 14-16 UT, and maybe also before 1400 with different RHC transmitter on 13740 (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA [non?]. RF 42, Sept 14 at 1420, a Bad DTV signal not decoding, during enhanced area tropo. I have been trying to reconfirm KBZC-LP licensed as Enid but really transmitting from OKC. I could only get it with tropo help, but it`s moving to channel 9, presumably still really OKC (so long, KWTV!!). 

Hepburn tropo maps show level-2 tropo across central OK, also up thru E Kansas and into Missouri. shows the only two 42s in KS are 1 kW in Edson (near Goodland) and Wilson (near Russell), both outside the area and very unlikely here. Any full-power 42s in MO? Yes, KSHB ``41``, NBC for Kansas City, but also could be 900 kW KMYT ``41`` Tulsa on 42 (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** U S A. 7268-LSB, Sept 14 at 0020, found the Hurricane Watch Net, with KF4BY encouraging contacts on this ``directed net`` but not much response; several others are standing by to relay if necessary. Before this I checked 14325-USB for HWN but nothing heard.

7268-LSB tuned again Sept 14 at 1331, HWN again with poor signals, and mentioning that 14325-USB is also active now but still hearing nothing there (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7490.07v, UT Fri Sept 14 at 0032, WBCQ amid an `Allan Weiner Worldwide` rerun, conveniently giving original airdate in June 2018, about opioids, then caller from Columbus OH prompting AW about Atlas Shrugged, AW lamenting that Trump doesn`t get the respect any president deserves. I remember hearing this the first time around (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15665-15670-15675, Fri Sept 14 at 1411, DRM noise from WINB as scheduled 11-17 UT M-F only. As usual, quite asymmetrical sound: ``normal`` on plus side, abnormal much ``rougher`` sound on minus side. Could someone explain this? Presumably something to do with hybrid data rather than program-only content (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VIETNAM [non]. 7315, Sept 14 at 0026, VOV relay in English via WHRI should still be running but am hearing a soul-music hymn; WHRI ID then cut off air abruptly at 0028* as if a beam change? Should not be. Soon back on with usual Voice of Martyrs commercial/promotion, this time specifically about a Pastor Quan (Kwan?) who is being persecuted by the authorities in Vietnam --- how cheeky! Does VOV know that WHRI is inserting anti-authority material within the relays they are paying for? 0030 back to VOV opening relay in stilted Spanish (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA carrier search, Sept 14 at 0129-0138 UT: mainly on the R75 with E/W longwire: 936, 846, 774, 711, 828, 837, 1107, 1215, 1503. Comments: 846 certainly not Kiritimati this early; 774 has two beating, one slightly off to the minus side, but MW Offsets has nothing more than 3 Hz low. No sign of 1521, so Sa`udi 2 megawatt apparently still not 24h. 

I wanted to make sure 936 would also be heard much earlier than my usual bedtime chex circa 0600. MW Offsets shows minus 6.5 Hz for Agadir, and good luck with the accents:

935.9935 SNRT Al Idaâ Al Amazighia (Agadir/Aït Melloul) 24h 2018-02-16 

Another check tonight at 0548-0552, however, does not get a signal on 936, rather: 846, 837, 621, 612, 549, 1044, 1098, 1125, 1215, 1305, 1413, 1503 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1615 UT September 14