mercoledì 26 settembre 2018

Glenn Hauser logs September 24-25, 2018

** BRAZIL. 11780, Sept 25 at 0330, RNA is off; Mark Coady hears it after 1100 and thinx it may be back to 24/7 but I think it still stops circa 0300 = local midnite; and I never hear it on my bedtime bandscans circa 0600. So when does it sign on? There are also reports that it takes a mid-day break (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13740, Sept 25 at 1359, RHC Spanish making >1 Hz SAH of about 64 fades per minute vs other open carrier prior to China Plus relay. CRI undermodulation does not come up until just before 1401, while RHC continues mixing with `Sonido Cubano` music show until it`s cut off the air at 1404:45*. So another good 5 minutes of self-collision, Commies vs Commies; something`s always wrong at RadioCuba. Aoki/NDXC and EiBi say 13740 RHC is via Bejucal site; 13740 CRI via Quivicán; yet Aoki misses RHC on 13700 which has to be the same site as 13740 when it mixes leapfrogs. EiBi says that one is Bejucal (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 7465, Sept 25 at 0329, anti-Christ pirate Station YHWH on new frequency ex-7470, S9 but as usual undermodulated, about ``mighty Yahweh`. Tnx to tip from Walt Salmaniw a few minutes earlier. Had been on 7470 for longtime, and I also had him recently after 1800 on 11490 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. RF 25, Sept 25 at 1423 UT, KWTV OKC seen for the first time on its repack channel; indeed the first of any OKC or OK station I have caught. It`s color bars, with gray scale across the bottom; KWTV TEST across the middle; and also below that a small bar with a dot bouncing back and forth from left to right to left. Every 4.14 seconds it hits the left edge producing a beep. Wonder what the purpose of that is?

Labeled KWTV 25 DTV 9-3. This is much weaker than KWTV still funxioning on RF 39 as 9-1 and 9-2; still on at 1554 but by now is dropping out a bit. Still on at 1905, but mostly below Good decode level. It probably would not have been solid earlier without considerable area tropo this morning (such as RF 11, KSWO-HD DTV 7-1 Lawton, and many Bad UHF signals). Does anyone know a timeline for completion of KWTV`s repack to 25? And how about the other OKC market stations, notably KAUT ``43`` still on RF 40? (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. UNIDENTIFIED. 521 kHz, Sept 24 at 0640 UT, barely audible beacon tentatively as ORC. Not in Hepburn`s NDB list on any frequency, and nothing similar near 521 (it could have been plus/minus 1 or 2 kHz). Ideas? Bill Hepburn replies:

``Hi Glenn, That must be ORC Orange City, IA. It "was" decommissioned. Looks like someone turned in back on again. It still has an FCC license:;JSESSIONID_ULSSEARCH=LCm6bq1R212LnqGT9Tnm1QpzXzhLzvP70bS7xyvVNQZZvdm2Gp1p!-2019351399!-84967774?licKey=1982555

.... but is no longer listed in the FAA airport/facility directory:

I'll re-add it to the list. Thanks, Bill`` 

FCC shows 521.51000 kHz, 25 watts. Sounds familiar; I did log ORC 
earlier this year and reference to another listing, still there:

``521 kHz, April 8 at 0635, ND beacon ORC --- NOT listed on this or any frequency (including 260/261 in case it`s second harmonic) nor any similar fuzzy call near either, in --- but it IS listed at on 521 as 25 watts from Orange City, Iowa, which is in the NW corner near Sioux Center, i.e. about equidistant from Sioux Falls and Sioux City`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5000, Sept 24 at 1718, WWV propagation info is now up to date, for Sept 23-24. Will we ever know why it was not for the past week? Were we really being tested? (Glenn Hauser, WORLD OF RADIO 1949, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 13565, Sept 24 at 1424, K6FRC hifer beacon from California is again barely audible; seems to be best time of day for it altho MUF should build up better later after sunrise (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1949 contents: Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Bhutan, Brasil, China, Colombia, Denmark, Europe, Germany, Hawaii, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea North non, Korea South, Myanmar, Nepal, North America, Papua New Guinea, Romania, South Africa, Switzerland, UK, USA, Zambia; and the propagation outlook. Ready for first airing Sept 25:

0030 UT Tuesday   WRMI   7730 to WNW [confirmed, very good]
2030 UT Tuesday   WRMI   7780 to NE [also 5950 to WNW?]
2130 UT Tuesday   WRMI   7780 & 5950 [scheduled; not aired last weeks]
2330 UT Tuesday   WBCQ   9330v [maybe] to WSW
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI   5950 to WNW
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI   9955 to SSE
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ   7490v to WSW
2330 UT Wednesday WBCQ   9330v [maybe] to WSW
2330 UT Thursday  WBCQ   9330v [maybe] to WSW
2330 UT Friday    WBCQ   9330v [maybe] to WSW
0629 UT Saturday  HLR    6190-CUSB Germany to WSW
1231 UT Saturday  WINB   9265V via Unique Radio to WSW
1431 UT Saturday  HLR    6190-CUSB Germany to WSW
1930vUT Saturday  WA0RCR 1860-AM non-direxional
2130 UT Saturday  WBCQ   9330v [maybe, or 2330?] to WSW
0300vUT Sunday    WA0RCR 1860-AM non-direxional
1030 UT Sunday    HLR    9485-CUSB Germany to WSW
2130 UT Sunday    WRMI   7780 to NE, 9955 to SSE
2330 UT Sunday    WBCQ   9330v [maybe] to WSW
0300vUT Monday    WBCQ   5130v Area 51 to WSW
0330 UT Monday    WRMI   9955 to SSE
2330 UT Monday    WBCQ   9330v [maybe] to WSW
0030 UT Tuesday   WRMI   7730 [or 1950?] to WNW
2030 UT Tuesday   WRMI   7780 5950 [or 1950?]

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, updated Sept 18:

** UZBEKISTAN. 7565, Sept 25 at 1410, VP signal S3-S5 with trace of modulation. EiBi shows BBC in Hindi via Tashkent at 1400-1430 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search Sept 24 at 0638 UT: 936*, 837(2); at 0643, 882 and 846(presumed TP Kiritimati).

TA JBA MW carrier search Sept 25 at 0552-0600, on R75 by 9-kHz steps 1 kHz below the channels in USB, so I can detect telltale 1 kHz tones: 936, 882, *855(2), 846(TP?), *774(2), 747, 729, 684(vs WSCR IBOC), 639, 621, 585, 558; 954, 999, 1017, *1044(2), 1098, 1107, 1125(2), 1134, 1215, 1269, 1305, 1314, 1413. *stronger ones; (2) at least two carriers beating.

Then from 0600 Sept 25, repeating the scan on LSB, steps 1 kHz above the channels, which might audiblize some different ones within 1 or 2 kHz of 10-kHz channels: 549, 612, 639, 684, 774(2), 837, 846, 855, 882, 936, 1026, 1044, 1107, 1125, 1152, 1215, 1305 kHz (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 11531.50-USB, Sept 24 at 1426, 2-way in colloquial Spanish, stronger than 11530 presumed Kurdistan [non] (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1922 UT September 25