venerdì 20 giugno 2014

Glenn Hauser logs June 19-20, 2014

** CANADA. Sporadic E trying to propagate analog TV DX, June 19, UT:

1825 on 3, weak signal northish, CCI, partly with local VCR/cable radiation, but this one is fading; yet nothing on 2 or 4. Only thing copied is an audio peak mentioning `canker sores`; geez, what a clue, but a medical talkshow would fit, and that`s what`s scheduled this hour on CTV in Ontario: Dr Oz, so likely one of these, per which does not show any network info for Canadians:
Elliot Lake, ON CICI-TV-1 19,000 122 Z H 46-25-47N 082-40-09W OP
Timmins, ON     CITO-TV  100,000 147 +dH 48-32-50N 080-57-08W OP

The channel 3 map at
does show both as B stations, which to those who know the key which is not provided, means CTV; and the only other B to the west is in Saskatchewan, far beyond the PTA, nor does its programming match.
At 1933, another peak on ch 3 without any readable audio.

2003 on 2, something peaking roughly from northeast
[nap time; see Kuwait]
2129 on 2, again/still CCI from NE, letterboxed

2129 on 3, unID DTV is probably from USA, q.v. as opening is moving

2135 on 2, tentative Global bug in LR; CIII-2, Bancroft, Ont?

2145 on 2, Betty White sitcom, i.e. `Hot in Cleveland`, which is what`s now scheduled on CTV in Ontario, so presumably CHBX, Sault Ste Marie (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EQUATORIAL GUINEA [non]. 15190, June 19 at 2117, open carrier/dead air, presumably still WRMI transmitter for Radio Africa. It would be nice to know if Bata has been closed down permanently; what happens to that transmitter? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** JAPAN. 13680, June 19 at 2119, rock music in English, poor-fair; aside big open carrier from 13670 Greenville prior to weekday Bambara. Thought 13680 might be R. Farda, but that`s far off: Aoki shows NHK Japanese service direct at 21-23 aimed 235 degrees, off the back to here (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KUWAIT. 17550, June 19 at 2015-2058, R. Kuwait Arabic to us is mostly ME music suitable for napping, altho only poor-fair signal today (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA. 11770-, June 19 at 2121, open carrier/dead air somewhat on the lo side, presumably VON as often the case with them (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, June 20 at 0111, JBA carrier from R. Chaski until cutoff at 0114:43*, which is 24 seconds later than last check 4 nights ago. This log is unusual and unexpected: instead of my usual monitoring on the porch with PL-880 and reel-out antenna, I was at Enid`s Chautauqua in the Park under a tent after a downpour, during the Q&A session following John Anderson`s performance as Henry James. I had brought along the PL-880 just in case and was pleased to find I could still get enough Chaski with the whip antenna only (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1726 monitoring: confirmed on WTWW-1, 9475, Thursday June 19 from 2100:32; VG signal but still seems noticeably weaker than WTWW-2 on 9930.

Also confirmed on WBCQ after 2100 June 19; checking 7490v at 2113 it`s JBA but I believe it`s my voice altho I can`t tell which episode. Then confirmed as new #1726 on webcast.

0330v UT Friday on WWRB 5050: previous preacher keeps going and going and going --- finally stops at 0339 and after respectful pause, WOR starts late, with modulation level again too loud and distorting on 5050, while the webcast level is about normal as it had been earlier but with some hum. 5050 stays on until WOR conclusion at 0408, then immediately off, while the webcast went dead circa 0400 instead of cutting to KJV Bible readings as usually happens. Next:

Sat 0630 & 1430 on Hamburger Lokalradio, 7265-CUSB
Sat 2330 on WTWW, 9930
UT Sun 0030 on WRMI, 9495
UT Sun 0400 on WTWW, 5830
UT Mon 0300 on WBQ, 5110-CUSB (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15610, June 19 at 2116, no signal from WEWN English, despite SW neighbors: bigsig on 15825 WWCR with sporadic E help, and bitsig on 15550-USB WJHR, so I conclude 15610 is off; while Spanish 13830 and 12050 are quite good, classical music, presumably relaying Vatican (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 28254.5, June 19 at 1843, very weak CW ham beacon K4JEE/B. Had to listen to multiple V markers repeats, as it kept fading during the last part of the call, and not sure of it until recheck at 2011 when it was a big stronger. Then found it on the comprehensive 10m beacon list:
as: 28.2545 K4JEE C LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY # 5W, VERTICAL New 6 Nov 11.
I didn`t get the frequency measured that closely, but will take their word for it. At the first check, hardly anything else was making it on 10m above my local noise level, as I was checking to compare with Es TV DX what area was coming in. At the second check there were a lot more beacons and a few 10m SSB signals above 28300 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. June 19, weak Es opening from Ontario on channels 2 & 3, [see CANADA] the skip is moving to the south before ON is finished, all times UT:

2129 on 3, DTV set briefly gets a `bad` signal. WBRA-TV, 9 kW in Roanoke VA is the only one likely in the eastern USA at reasonable skip distance. Roanoke to Enid: 1599 km = 993 stmi

I`ve been monitoring 88.1 and 88.3 for Es MUF to ascend into FM band, and finally:

2152 on 88.3, music fades in; 2200 on 88.3, ID for 107.3 WERA, I thought, but it must have been WVRA, Enfield NC, since it has a co-station on 88.3, WVRL, 50 kW in Elizabeth City NC, both owned by Liberty University. Immediately fades to another station IDing as originally on 88.3. Thought I was taping this for later recheck, but wrong input, Voice, chosen/defaulted on digital RS unit. City-to-city Elizabeth City-to-Enid: 1935 km = 1202 stmi

2202 on 88.3, fade-in again now with `Focus on the Family`, more peaks at 2212 and 2215, likely same station.

2232 on 88.3, fade-in with relay of NWS robotic storm warning mentioning numerous localities I don`t recognize, another recording failure so no recheck, shux.

2252 on 88.3, `Unshackled` outroduxion, music; 2255 SRN News; 2259 end slanted radio news, promo for churches from GNN, ID for WLPT Jesup GA and ``serving parts of Savannah``. 2300 into `Adventures in Odyssey`, Adventist? kidshow. WLPT is 20 kW with the Good News Network. Jesup to Enid: 1567 km = 974 stmi

2301 on 88.1 NPR news, too strong to be marginal KWOU in OK. Could be WJSP Warm Springs GA or WRJA in Sumter SC; W9WI doesn`t show any NPRs on 88.1 in NC.

2320 on 88.5, WFDD ID in passing on caradio, during one of those third-of-an hour breaks in NPR programming, i.e. 60/60 kW in Winston-Salem NC. 1581 km = 983 miles (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0437 UT June 20