sabato 30 agosto 2014

Glenn Hauser logs August 29-30, 2014

** ANTARCTICA. 15475.9+, Aug 29 at 2131, after confirming WOR on WRMI 15770 & 7570, it`s a reminder to look for LRA36 as this has been widely reported signing off in the next few minutes. Yes! I can detect a JBA carrier slightly on the low side of 15476, so I keep on it and time its cutoff today at 2139:43*, which I expect to match anyone else`s report. Of course, modulation may have stopped a bit earlier, but I couldn`t hear any. Nevertheless, I am confident this was LRA36, another just-barely catch based on precise frequencing and timing. This was on the DX-398 on the porch with random wire around the eaves. Apparently it is starting now around *1930 M-F (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 11855.0, Aug 30 at 0545, Brazuguese religious interview, good signal, R. Aparecida not usually heard this late/early; good signal and much stronger than 11765 SRDA but much weaker than 11780 RNA. Variable but now close to right-on frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6000, Aug 30 at 0551, RHC English is AWOL again from this frequency, still on the others (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EGYPT. 9965, Aug 30 at 0125, R. Cairo Arabic, just barely modulated, whine, fair

9315, Aug 30 at 0128, R. Cairo Spanish, open carrier/dead air, fair

11710, Aug 30 at 0131, R. Cairo Spanish absent, no het with 11711- LRA

12070, Aug 30 at 0128, R. Cairo Spanish, humroar and modulation at spikes only, good signal (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IRAN. 12025, Aug 30 at 0129, VRII Spanish service is audible here poorly // 9860 during music; 12025 seems to be irregularly on air. 11760 blocked by RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. When tropo is up I still scan the entire UHF dial occasionally, looking for analog signals, and I`m surprised to find one, Aug 30 at 1428 UT on channel 48 --- it`s Spanish from direxion of OKC, obviously 15 kW KOCY-LP; infomercials for, hotshapers; 1430 Estrella TV ID, more infomercials; fading down by 1448 UT. Had not seen any trace of this one for many months and had assumed it converted to DTV with reduced range. Maybe its NTSC had really been off the air, but now back? Last time I logged it was Nov 29, 2013, as in DXLD 13-49; at least tentatively with some NTSC video detectable on 48. Still has CP for DTV, per

So I look for other OKC area LPTVs: RF 46, KOCM Norman, Daystar is semi-decoding, which it usually does not, at 1452 UT after 48 has faded down. Also BAD signal on 36 could be KUOK-CD; nothing on 17, 19, 21, 31-blocked, 41, 45, 54 (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OMAN. 9500, Aug 30 at 0129, no signal from RSO nor on 15355, but also on 15140 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 11825, Aug 30 at 0130, WRMI is so strong this way that BS is splashing 11805-11845, and really bad 11810-11840 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1735 monitoring: confirmed Friday August 29 at 2130.5 on 7570 & stronger 15770, following double WRMI IDs by Rudy & Ian. Yes, last week`s show is again repeating on the alternative frequencies instead of the latest show. Compared to 15190 WRMI RAN which has a hum, roughly equal signal level; but by 2140, 15770 has gained strength to VG level. Next, to WOR 1736:
UT Sunday 0100 on WRMI 5950 (may also be 1735 instead of 1736)
UT Sunday 0131 on KVOH 9975
UT Monday 0259v on Area 51 via WBCQ 5109v-CUSB, etc.

** U S A. 9980, Aug 29 at 1929, WWCR-4 is off, but still very much on 12160, 13845, 15825. Per current sked, 9980 runs 12-24 UT. A-14 online
has also been updated as effective May 19-Oct 25, instead of only until Aug 31, implying they have decided not to make any changes Sept 1, altho I have not compared old and new versions to confirm this.
The transmitter skeds do not take into account weekend program schedule variations when some available hours are axually off the air. 9980 is almost all Brother Scare (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 12105, Aug 29 at 1931, WTWW-3 is off again. At 0128 on again, dead air but just a pause by the preacher (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1010-, UT Sat Aug 30 at 0144 UT, het on the lo side, no doubt like one week ago, WHIN, Gallatin TN, measured by Brandon Jordan then on 1009.772. Surely it`s always off-frequency, but noticeable once skywave sets in, aided by anomalous operation. Official sunset in August is an hour earlier, 0045 UT (September: 0000 UT). Licensed for 5000 watts day, 47 watts night, both non-direxional. They do have a PSSA of 23 watts every month of the year (so what`s the point? Less than night power!), in August until 0230 UT, September until 0200 UT. But it`s a safe bet that WHIN ``forgets`` to cut full 5 kW day power on Friday nights when there is supremely important high school football to broadcast (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1530, Aug 30 at 0138 UT, ``here on Fox Sports 1360``, huh??? Coverage of HS football, pair discussing Seahawks (isn`t that Seattle?), Forest Hill, Lakota West, Kettering Otter(?). VG signal ENE/WSW, so surely it`s only WCKY Cincinnati, which is ESPN, unblocked by cheaters and WCKY doesn`t have to on Friday nights! The announcers confused about which of the sibling stations they are on, 1360 Fox Sports being WSAI. They talk a lot about various players by name, but hardly mention the teams in this silly ballgame, which apparently resumes or starts at 0140 UT (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 4750+, Aug 30 at 1230, JBA carrier slightly on the hi side compared to 9750, 11750, similar to my July 13 log at 1214. Assuming RRI is still off, would this be Bangladesh or China? Lots more carriers on 60m now, suitable for Tibet/China, such as 4800, 4920 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1803 UT August 30