giovedì 27 settembre 2018

Glenn Hauser logs September 25-26-27, 2018

** CUBA. 6000, Sept 27 at 0104, ho hum, dead air but no hum from RHC ``English``. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [non]. 7365, UT Thu Sept 27 at 0058, R. Martí announcement of one SW frequency on now, 5950, for ``pelota de grande liga`` (MLB). That would be the temporary seasonal WRMI relay. On caradio, I didn`t have a chance to confirm it on 5950 then, but the WRMI sked showing 2300-0200 Tue-Wed, apparently means Tue & Wed 2300-0200 Wed & Thu in strict UT terms, i.e. two local days a week; also earlier Sundays 20-24 UT (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. Replies to my log of KWTV TEST on repack channel RF 25:

``KWTV is the only OKC station repacking in Phase 1. The deadline is Nov 30 - I don't know when they're planning to make the move. All other OKC stations changing channels are in Phase 2 (Dec 1 - April 12). This includes KUOT, KAUT, KOHC, KOCM and KOPX. Chris Lucas - dtvdxer, Poughkeepsie, NY  FN31bs wtfda gg``

``Glenn, regarding the OKC repack: KWTV is in the first phase of the TV repack, and testing has been allowed since September 14. November 30 is when testing is supposed to be complete and regular operation begins. I suppose the actual move could happen earlier than that? The rest of the OKC stations that will move are in the second repack phase, which begins December 1, with completion no later than April 12, 2019.

I would assume what you are seeing on RF 25 are tests from a new transmitter that is ATSC 3.0 capable. Lots of stations are installing new units in anticipation of eventual switchover to the advanced digital format. As far as the bouncing dot on color bars: It is there to confirm the video isn't frozen. The beep is there to confirm video and audio are in sync (Stephen Luce. Houston, Texas, WOR iog)``(via Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 9830, Sept 25 at 2335, S4-S6 songs in presumed Turkish; 2346 the VOT multi-lingual ID reel, 2348 sign-off in German with contact info, into VOT IS. Yes, another instance of the sloppyrators at Emirler failing to turn off the transmitter when English to North America finishes before 2300, letting it run with next language on the feed (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. More about 521 kHz NDB Orange City IA, from Bill Hepburn: ``The ".51000"  is because the licensed frequency is the middle of theoccupied bandwidth. The beacon has only an USB 1020 Hz tone, the LSB1020 is missing. This is the old "A2H" mode. The carrier frequency is521.0 kHz. wrh`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1949 monitoring: confirmed Tuesday September 25 at 2038, the 2030 on WRMI 7780, poor, and enough signal on 5950 to confirm it is NOT on there. Despite outdated websked, also confirmed on neither 5950 nor 7780 at 2130. Confirmed Wednesday September 26 at 1045 check the 1030 airing on WRMI 5950, poor S9 and undermodulated (not an MUF matter, as 9395 was VG S9+20: see WRMI logs). Confirmed Wednesday September 26 a few minutes after 2100 on both WRMI 9955 and WBCQ 7490, both poor-fair. Next:
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:

** U S A. 9395, Sept 26 at 1045, WRMI is VG S9+20 but very strange: sounds like Spanish with a very heavy Japanese accent, until at 1050 morphs into Brother Scare. System C skedgrid shows nothing but BS on 9395 from 10 to 19 UT. So maybe that was put out by the soggy TOMBS, altho first suspected to be have been overcome by Alameda`s multi-lingual stuff. Quite contradicting, System G skedgrid shows 9395 at 0230-1500 with Oldies (and certain opt-outs), not BS. Which is it really supposed to be?? 

I was checking 9395 to compare with 5950 carrying 1030 WORLD OF RADIO at same time, with much weaker signal; as one might have expected a low pre-sunrise MUF favoring the lower band. Overnight, 9395 is often almost inaudible (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7490v WBCQ // stronger 9455 WRMI, UT Thu Sept 27 at 0109, `Hal Turner` show is successfully underway on both this week, perhaps from 0100. Says this could be his last one on SW unless he gets $2K by Sept 30; apparently for monthly advance payments to both stations. Says WRMI costs $1 a minute, i.e. $120 for two hours; and WBCQ nominal rate is $50 per hour = $100; but that`s not all; various other expenses add up to $3300 per month. Finally gets down to business: only he has figured out and warned us of the danger of war between Russia and Israel over Syria (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0526 UT September 27