mercoledì 25 giugno 2014

Glenn Hauser logs June 22-24, 2014

** BRAZIL. 11750 & 11810, June 24 at 0120, *no* big (not bit) dirty spurs from RNA 11780; but at 0532 check, now they`re there, extremely distorted, plus much weaker but detectable ones at 2 x 30 kHz above and below: 11720 and 11840. Strangely seems to be a late-night defect (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA [and non]. 21630, June 24 at 0538, JBA signal, as to be expected, since Tuesdays only at 05-06, RFA Tibetan via Tinang, Philippines is here. Or is it the jammer? MUCH weaker than:

21690, June 24 at 0538, CNR1 jammer with echo and mix, i.e. vs RFA Chinese via TINIAN daily.

15195, June 24 at 1323, Firedrake musical jamming over Chinese and SAH, fair-good; none in the 12s, 13s, 14s; but CNR1 jammer also VG with CCI on 15115, good with het on 15265

15495, June 24 at 1325, CNR1 jammer, fair until 1330*. Not often heard here; one must monitor during this half-hour only on Tuesdays and Thursdays due to BBC Uzbek via Oman, which the ChiCom feel they must jam, but is it despite, or in coöperation with despotic Uzbekistan?

15540, June 24 at 1326, CNR1 jammer, very poor with VOT het on hi side

15590, June 24 at 1327, CNR1 jammer, very poor with VOT het on lo side and none in the 16s, 17s, 18s or 19s (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CYPRUS. 19097-19122 approx., June 24 at 1329, OTH radar pulsing, poor-fair, but the 19 MHz OSOB, proving propagation presumably from here, altho nothing on 21 MHz and degraded on 17 MHz (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. Audio of XHER, 92.9, Ciudad Cuauhtémoc, Chihuahua, sporadic E reception June 23 at 1652-1655 UT, as in previous report:

** MEXICO. Screen shots of TV DX in previous report:
XEFE, 2, Nuevo Laredo, circle 2 in UL with net-5 in LR, sorry, overexposed automatically, but may get an idea of it, 1757 UT June 22:

XEPM, 2, Ciudad Juárez, LAS NOTICIAS, 1456 UT June 23:

Only signs of Es since last report, leaving TV set on A2 snow: June 24 at 0234 UT brief fade-in of novela; and algo again at 0249 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. Area tropo enhancement brings RF21, June 24 at 1412 UT. HSN is decoding with antenna south; what`s this?! NO PSIP ID, just blank for 21-1, but has three more also blank: 21-2 with religious talk by FRANCES on the set, only clue being an email address to; 21-3 is black with ``No video input`` and rapid digital clock in the UL including frames zipping by, just like we sometimes see on Enid public access TV, like 16:21:28.25 etc. (not the current time but the number of hours+ accumulating that there has been NVI!) However, there is JBA modulation, can`t make it out, but sounds like the fully modulated 21-4 with an ad for mops & buckets. reveals what this is: KTOU-LD, 4 kW ERP in OKC, but he has only 21.1 with HSN.

JSM means Jimmy Swaggart Ministries, but the sinful bawler`s TV channel is called SBN = Sonlife Broadcasting Network. So I enter an OKC zipcode in the Channel Finder, and what do I get? Only cable and satellite providers! They are so incompetent they don`t even know, or want us to know that they are on air 21.2 in OKC.

As for HSN, what in the world is the point of putting it on a subchannel of this LPTV, when it is also on RF 50 Ion`s fullpower 62.6 in OKC?? So I still don`t know what programming is supposed to be on 21.3 and 21.4 from KTOU. Who owns this sorry excuse for a TV station, anyway? FCC TV Query shows Mako Communications LLC, in Corpus Christi TX.

Had almost forgotten, but previously logged KTOU on 21 with HSN as in DXLDs 10-30, 11-03, 11-06, 11-07, 11-09, 11-23 shortly after their DTV transition.

While I have this in from OKC, I also check the other listed LP channels: ``bad `` signals on 19, 36, 45, 46 (Norman) --- of course could be from somewhere else like 45 Tulsa or Wichita; and NO signals on 17, 41, 48 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. RF 26, June 24 at 1413 UT, KTENNBC on PSIP as 10-1, i.e. Ada`s station which is rarely seen here, altho nor far beyond OKC. Also KTEN-CW as 10-2. also has ABC on 10-3, but I didn`t find it. Back in the day on analog 10 only, KTEN was a joint ABC/NBC affiliate which led to all kinds of scheduling problems, especially prime-time.

Same market for CBS is KXII-12, originally Ardmore but today listed only under Sherman TX across the river; now only a bad signal from it(?) still on RF-12. Transmitter site is still in OK between Ardmore and Durant north of Lake Texoma (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, June 24 at 0114, R. Chaski carrier and some modulation audible, very poor, until cut off at 0115:05.5* which is 12 seconds later than on June 22; so June 23 was the date it reached the 0115 mark, just as I had predicted/projected (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1726 monitoring: confirmed on WRMI-10, 9955, Tuesday June 24 at 1109, just as I mention the CCI from France via TAIWAN during this broadcast (and Thursday 1230)! At least we are atop that with SAH and Cuban pulse jamming, tnx a lot, Arnie! Next:

Wednesday 0630 & 1430 on Hamburger Lokalradio, 7265-CUSB
Wednesday 1315 on WRMI, 9955
Wednesday 2100 on WBCQ, 7490v

** U S A. 12105, June 23 at 2132, WTWW-3 is in open carrier/dead air. I have been randomly checking this to try to build up the correct language schedule, but no luck now. Recheck 2233, still OC/DA but now with fast SAH. What other signal could be on 12105 now? Nothing listed in HFCC, EiBi or Aoki! 0119 UT June 24, *still* dead air during what is normally an English hour from SFAW but not // WTWW-1 9475 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 550, June 24 at 0548 UT, poor but clear signal looping N/S with news about Kansas: kidnapping in Wichita, mosquitoes; KFRM Salina is a bigsig on daytime 5 kW groundwave with OK officially in its coverage area, but night power is only 110 watts; we are still in its pattern to the southwest. Normally swamped at night by St Louis or San Antonio which are somehow almost absent, neither with lobes favoring us anyway (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6913-USB, June 24 at 0117, probable military net, caught just a few English spoken words, followed by digital transmission a minute later. Never before logged this frequency here. Usually in the area are Spanish, peskies? During bandscan looking for piracy, but none. A couple of UDXF yg logs this year by Jack L. Metcalfe say it`s a US Army MARS net (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1715 UT June 24