domenica 4 agosto 2019

Glenn Hauser logs August 3-4, 2019

** CHINA. CNR1 jammer survey, August 3 at 1438+:
10920, S4-S5
11460, S4-S7
12550, S1-S2
13270, JBA carrier
13870, S3
14850, S2-S3

** CHINA. CNR1 WOOB jammer survey, August 4 at 1325: 9255, 11100 and 11120 JBA carriers; 11440, 11460 audibly in Chinese. None further found 12-15 MHz (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 12000, Aug 4 at 1323, RHC is S7 on second harmonic of 6000, S9+10, but higher one is less noisy during `Sonido Cubano` music. Altho I`m always interested in harmonix, as long as they don`t QRM anything, there are still something wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15140, Aug 4 at 1337, and again at 1437 check, RHC is extremely suptorted here but OK tho weaker on 15230. Wiggle that patchcord! Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NETHERLANDS [non]. 9925, UT Sun August 4 at 0028, The Mighty KBC is VG this week via Germany, S9+20, with a plug from ``A proud supporter``, --- but could not find a link on the KBC website; finally searched it out for exact spelling. Lots of stuff there but ham-oriented. Heard the same announcement once or twice more during following hour (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 88.1, Aug 4 at 1339 UT, caught the tail of a KGOU Manager`s Minute via KWOU Woodward about some KROU upgrade. To website for text, and while we are at it, a couple previous ones:

``New Oklahoma City Transmitter Improves Sound
By Dick Pryor • Jul 29, 2019 KGOU --- This is the Manager’s Minute.

We’re pleased to announce installation is complete on the new KROU transmitter, located on the Spencer/Oklahoma City tower that we lease from our friends at KFOR Television.

We did this thanks to grant funding from the Anne & Henry Zarrow Foundation and gifts to Karen’s Legacy Fund, in honor of former KGOU general manager Karen Holp.

People who listen to KGOU on 105.7 will notice improved audio quality and a more reliable signal.

The old transmitter, which served us since 1992, is now a backup.

KGOU's "Worldwide Transmitter"
By Dick Pryor • Jul 14, 2019 --- This is the Manager’s Minute.

KGOU broadcasts from five full power transmitters and four translators, but we also serve listeners through our “worldwide transmitter”:

On our website, you can find news stories and resources, community events, streaming audio, weather, the program schedule and information about our programs.

You can donate online, and also find staff bios, station history, awards, and job opportunities.

A New Look and a New Sound • May 6, 2019 Manager's Minute Listen 0:59 === KGOU has a new look; Morning Edition has a new sound

This is the Manager’s Minute. Consistency is one of the most important attributes of a successful organization. As broadcasters, we know our listeners expect us to be consistently good and reliable, but also willing to innovate and change.  

This week NPR’s Morning Edition has a new sound. It’s a fresh take on the traditional Morning Edition theme - warm, engaging, energetic and modern. The new theme music was inspired by the work of BJ Leiderman and is designed to be as engaging and ear-catching as possible to reflect Morning Edition's dynamic mix of engaging, informative and often surprising stories about today's world.

Also, we’ve freshened KGOU’s brand image. Our previous logo served us well for 15 years, but now KGOU has a new look that you'll be seeing online, on social media, in our newsletters and in our business and promotional materials.

Designed by KGOU listener J.D. Reeves, our new logo is clean, bold and smart, with a distinctive shape and the hint of a retro feel.

We think it communicates strength, stability and creativity.  And, of course, it reminds everyone KGOU is still Your NPR Source.

Take a look online and email to let us know what our new KGOU logo says to you. Until next time, with the Manager’s Minute, I’m Dick Pryor.`` 

Well, I miss the old Morning Edition sound. As for KROU, it`s still licensed for only 1.6 kW ERP, and impossible in Enid next to local 105.5 translator, not to mention stronger Alva on 105.7; however, we do get KROU on caradio not too far east or south from Enid, which remains a larger OKcity with no local public radio signal, unlike many smaller towns with translators or satellites of KGOU or KUCO. After expressing some interest in serving 50K Enid, when I greeted him as new GM, he later said it was not going to happen. So we are stuck with KOSU only at non-local strength, iffy to receive inside buildings (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DXLD)

** U K [and non]. 12005, Aug 4 at 1757, VP signal in SW Asian language, 1800 time pips a few sex late, and more. Aoki shows first it`s Radio Farda at 1300-1800 via Woofferton; but then BBC in French via ASCENSION - I did not note any site or language switch, it was so poor (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1993 monitoring: Not confirmed Sat August 3 before 1500 on HLR GERMANY, 9485-CUSB via UTwente SDR: as usual, nothing except huge splash from 9490 Romania. But Alan Gale, England reports at 1454:

``Hi Glenn, No luck hearing World of Radio on 9485 kHz here again today, but I decided to check out a few webSDRs and see if I could find it. Most just showed the loud signal on 9490 with the exception of this one in Finland, I could hear you on there at 1450 UT, not great, but definitely recognisable:

The SDRs to the south, even the ones in Germany, seem to be dominated by the Romanian station, but thankfully this one at least picks up something. Alan``

And at 1504: ``Hi Glenn, Thought I'd check out a few more of the Scandinavian webSDRs; this one is run by OH5AE and has you readable, a short mp3 is attached. Still lots of splatter, but much better. At least we know where the signal is going to now: Alan`` 

WOR 1993 confirmed here Sat Aug 3 at 2100 on WRMI 9955, which was on a few minutes earlier with IS/ID loop, but WOR joined only slightly late, just in time to hear me say in intro ``1993``; fair.

Also confirmed UT Sun Aug 4 at 0130 on WRMI 5850, VG S9+10/20.

Also confirmed UT Sun Aug 4 at 0340 on WA0RCR, Wentzville MO, 1860-AM, as I am quoting Bob Biermann, about 23 minutes into, so started circa 0317; good S9+10 including noise level. Next:

2130 UT Sunday    WRMI 7780
0130 UT Monday    WRMI 9395 7780
0230 UT Monday    WRMI 7780
0300vUT Monday    WBCQ 5130v Area 51 6160v?
0330 UT Monday    WRMI 9955
0930 UT Monday    Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW*
1130 UT Monday    Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW*
1816 UT Monday    IRRS 7290 Romania*                                                                                                       
0100 UT Tuesday   WRMI 7780
0800 UT Tuesday   Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW [2 editions]*
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v
0100 UT Thursday  WRMI 7780

*NOTE: IRRS might be missing due to transmitter shortage in Romania; and Aussie Tim Gaynor tells us August 4:

``Unique Radio off air till further notice due to technical issues --- Hi, Unique Radio 5045 and 3210 kHz, Gunnedah NSW, will be off air due to several technical issues. Faults in the antenna and also a fault in the DC power supply to the transmitter have made it necessary to go off air for a while. These will be fixed as time permits and also will let you know when coming back on air. WINB broadcasts as per usual and podcasts.also continue.
Best regards, Tim Gaynor, Unique Radio, Gunnedah NSW, Australia`` 

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:

** U S A. 7490.1v, UT Sun Aug 4 at 0023, WBCQ unreadable vs noise level; also detectable on 6160.1v, but not on 5130.4v vs even higher NL, so suspect Area 51 is missing unless it`s now Area 61 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9395, UT Sun Aug 4 at 0008, S9+20 YL in French on WRMI, quelle? O, it`s RFPI as now sked this hour, allegedly also on 5950, both emitting System G. It`s rather puzzling how some European broadcasters would rather relay via WRMI to N America in non-English, e.g. also Italians (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. 1160, August 3 at 0612 UT, KSL Salt Lake City is unusually weak; normally the dominant night signal, as to be expected for a 50/50 kW U1 = non-direxional clear channel station at only ~800 miles. Now it`s bothered by SAH and some station with Mexican music. If Unitedstatesian, besides two weak Floridians, per year-old NRC AM Log (new one soon to be published), that could only be KCTO Cleveland MO, 230 watts at night direxional. WRTH shows only a single possible Mexican, 10 kW XEQIN, San Quintín BCN. IRCA Mexican Log says night power unknown, and four other 1160s have evidently defected to FM.

Getting back to KSL, suspect it is ailing, running low power. Another check Aug 4 at 0520 UT, music unlikely KSL, but a SAH at 168/minute = 2.8 Hz probably caused by KSL against the otherstation. KSL is somewhat northerly; attenuated aurorally? Possibly, but similar latitude altho closer 850 KOA Denver seems normal (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1190, August 3 at 0611 UT, Catholic talk is dominating with some fades, as usual at night. KDMR Kansas City with EWTN is supposed to be 500 watts direxional at night, but I suspect may be on 5000 watt day power, and/or: KDMR night pattern has a notch at 205 degrees, but we are somewhat beyond that, close to due SW = 225; FCC pattern map shows major broad lobe centered about 260 degrees WWJD? Keep Doting on Maria Regina! (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1933 UT August 4