giovedì 5 agosto 2010

Glenn Hauser logs August 2-4, 2010

** ANTARCTICA. 15476, LRA36, Aug 4 at 1249 fair, song with Andean harmonies; S3-S9 peaks; 1307 weakening some; 1340 still in with announcement, dialog; 1345 music, 1358 still. Hi-latitude paths degraded, only a trace of 15480 carrier at 1249; no Turkey 15450 and nothing from Europe on band (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake check August 4: nothing 8-18 MHz before or after 1300. Perhaps I will suspend reporting non-receptions of this until and unless it axually reappear. However, even if on, probably not propagating, as SWPC says at 1500:

``Solar-terrestrial indices for 03 August follow.
Solar flux 81 and mid-latitude A-index 16.
The mid-latitude K-index at 1500 UTC on 04 August was 3 (35 nT).
Space weather for the past 24 hours has been moderate.
Geomagnetic storms reaching the G2 level occurred.
Space weather for the next 24 hours is expected to be minor.
Geomagnetic storms reaching the G1 level are expected.`` said the coronal mass ejexion hit earth`s magnetic field around 1730 UT Aug 3, causing aurorae (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. Following sporadic-E opening tipoff by WWCR inbooming on 15825 and 13845 a sesquihour earlier, while further signals on those bands were degraded or missing, MUF reached channel 2 by 1426, Televisa promo from SSW or so; at 1439 fade in with variety show, 9:39 clock in LR, and large TVT bug in UR = XEWO Guadalajara; also a few peaks later, but mostly out (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. The GCN Pirate in Enid on 99.9, whose site I tracked down earlier this year, has not been heard recently. Last log of it was on June 28 as in DXLD 10-26, tho it was probably on a while longer, not noted. Later in July I scanned the entire FM band looking for it in case the frequency had changed, without results. I still check for it almost every day with 99.9 caradio preset (Glenn Hauser, OK, August 3, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1120, KEOR, which had been missing since at least May 18, as in DXLD 10-20, was heard back on the air the afternoon of August 2. Bruce Winkelman in Tulsa says ``I did check 1120 Sunday 8/1 afternoon, no KEOR then so they must have come back on Monday 8/2 as you suspect. Sorry I missed this but glad you were watching!`` Also going August 3 at 2100 check with nonstop soul music, voice-over legal ID for ``KEOR, Sperry-Tulsa``. Still on air around 1400 UT Aug 4.

Whatever became of Catoosa? FCC still has that as city of license:
But we did find the site in the woods near Sperry, not Catoosa. It had been relaying KJMU 1340 Sand Springs and unclear what the relation is now (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Long-haul propagation quite degraded, but short-haul on 15825, WWCR inbooming with sporadic-E boost, Aug 4 at 1252, Martha Garvin pianoing and hymnsinging on Musical Memories as scheduled Wednesdays at 1230; but marred by constant squeal on #1 transmitter, which has been that way for many months; will they ever fix it? 13845 also VG with Joyce Riley. Nothing yet on VHF, but by 1426, Mexico was showing up on channel 2.

As of 4 Aug the new pdf program scheduled dated 1 August has been put up: it shows the Saturday airing of WORLD OF RADIO on 12160 moved half an hour earlier to 1600 instead of 1630. I wish stations would tell me about such changes when or before they are made. The other four times on WWCR are unchanged (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISETENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9385, Brother Scare on WWRB, Aug 4 at 1352 with terrible irregular pulsing spreading 9380-9390, varying slightly in intensity. Not like Cuban jamming. I think it is a severe malfunxion of the WWRB transmitter. Not BS` fault, as his feed to WINB on 9265 is clear. 9385 even worse at 1458 check. Hey Dave, sounds like your transmitter is about to blow up! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15550-USB, WJHR not noticed lately, but detectable preacher at 1458 August 4, perhaps a bit of Es boost (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###