sabato 25 luglio 2015

Glenn Hauser logs July 23-24-25, 2015

** EGYPT. 9965, July 24 at 2354, fair signal but dead air from R. Cairo presumably during English sesquihour to North America (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. 3905, July 23 at 1145, JBA AM carrier, presumably the currently active RRI Merauke which Ron Howard has been getting just about every morning in CA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1120, July 23 at 1517 UT, approaching Tulsa from Enid on US 412/Cimarrón Túrnpike, KEOR/KETU is on with regional Mexican music, so I decide to stick with it as long as possible for any announcement. But it dumps off the air at 1531* and never comes back until afternoon of July 24, (as far as I notice from several rechex), circa 1800 UT; but around 2200 UT it`s gone again. What a sorry excuse for a radio station. 

In advance I had searched the FCC website on Facility 3651 (as KETU, but low number may show how old it really is from the Atoka KEOR days, call which was still being uttered a few months ago, despite alleged change to KETU), for any sign of a local address, but only find references to licensee off in Springdale AR, La Zeta 95.7 Inc. 

Even so, aren`t stations required to maintain a Public File somewhere in the Community of License (Catoosa OK)??? Also unfound in local phone directories under either call. I had better things to do in Tulsa than spend time trying to track it down; had already located, visited and photographed the transmitter site in February 2009, which is really in Sperry, not Catoosa, or Tulsa; when it was newly moved in from Atoka OK 1110 in order to open that frequency for KVTT in The Metroplex TX. 

Quite possibly there is no local office and certainly no studio beyond what automation equipment may reside at the transmitter site.

At one time, this station was connected to KJMU 1340 Sand Springs, but that remains off the air completely (at least while I was there, and Bruce Winkelman is never hearing it, I think.) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 104.5, July 23 morning we continued to hear the countdown from KZZW Mooreland/Woodward stunting toward a new Unbalanced format. One stunt robotic announcement between countdowns was simply ``8675309`` which sounds suspiciously like a phone number, but I haven`t tried it. With some tropo assist, signal held up until approx. I-35 on our US 412 way to Tulsa, with increasing CCI from KRXO OKC translator to the side, and ultimately overtaken by 104.5 KMYZ Pryor/Tulsa. We weren`t back in range in time to hear the much-anticipated Z minus 0 days, 0 hours, 0 minutes, 0 seconds projected for approx. 2100 UT July 24, but shortly were hearing current rock hits, apparently, and 0230 UT July 25 ID as ``Your party station, 104-5 KZZW``, which we now may safely avoid after all the excitement (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 105.7, July 23 at 1424 UT, open carrier/dead air from new KRCR Alva, still so at 1435, enough to mostly block reception of KROU, 105.7 Spencer, the relay of OU`s KGOU where we were formerly able to hear it on road east of Enid, as well as south (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 107.5, all during our July 23-24 visit to Tulsa, NO signal from KOSN Ketchum-Tulsa, the full-power relay of KOSU, and consequently neither the translator dependent on it closer to Tulsa on 107.3. This allowed Wichita to poke thru on 107.3. However, KOSU direct is more or less audible in the Tulsa fringe on 91.7; and so is 90.1 KUCO Edmond/OKC for classical music: both are fortunate to have clear frequencies into Tulsa where they could well be blocked at ~100 miles away. Then found this on the KOSU website:

``UPDATE: Tulsa 107.5 FM Signal Outage
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UPDATE (July 24 at 2:10 p.m. [CDT = 1910 UT]): Our engineers are ordering the parts necessary to repair the tower. We don't yet have an estimated time for the signal to be back live. When we do, we will update this post. Thank you for your patience. [italix]

[original undated item:] We are currently experiencing technical difficulties in the Tulsa, northeast Oklahoma, and surrounding listening area. If you tune in to 107.5 FM or 107.3 FM, then you will probably notice radio silence.

Our engineers are on the scene with specialized technicians, working to get the issue resolved and programming back on the air.

This is an evolving situation, so we will keep you posted on all that transpires. In the meantime, you can listen to our streaming service here on or on iTunes Radio.

Thank you for being patient and for your support of KOSU`` 

On the way to Tulsa I was surprised to hear how well the ``powerful`` new 250-watt KOSU 94.9 translator in Ponca City was coming in on a stretch of US 412, altho unnecessary compared to 91.7 source (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PAPUA NEW GUINEA [non]. 6075, July 23 at 1142, JBA carrier --- not the good signal we had been getting from the temporary NBC relay via Shepparton, AUSTRALIA, which was expected to be over about now (and Aoki shows it until July 22, but from Brandon, which we do not believe). But what could this be? Nothing else scheduled in Aoki, but HFCC has an imaginary RUS/VOR/GFC registration in Chinese-Mandarin, 100 kW, 218 degrees from Khabarovsk at 1000-1400 thruout the A-15 season. Maybe it was one last gasp really from a weaker Brandon? Even that should have been stronger. Maybe it was a spur or mixing product from algo (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1783 monitoring: confirmed first SW airing Thursday July 23 after 1130 on WRMI 9955 --- and with heavy pulse jamming; tnx a lot, Arnie! Missed confirming July 23 at 2100 on WRMI 7570, but confirmed Friday July 24 at 2130 on WRMI 15770 and 7570. Next:
0630 UT Saturday HLR 7265-CUSB
1430 UT Saturday HLR 7265-CUSB
1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
0315vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM
2100 UT Sunday WRMI 15770
2300 UT Sunday WRMI 11580
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 5110v Area 51
0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955
1100 UT Tuesday WRMI 9955
0630 UT Wednesday HLR 7265-CUSB
1315 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955
1430 UT Wednesday HLR 7265-CUSB
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v

** U S A. 9975, July 24 at 2354, KVOH ID and music, prélude to 0000 broadcast, but this overlaps WWCR which remains BS on 9980 for a few more minutes; mutual ACI with 5 kHz het (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0329 UT July 25