venerdì 24 febbraio 2017

Glenn Hauser logs February 23-24, 2017

** BRAZIL. 11780, Feb 24 at 0250 check, RNA/RNB is gone again after a brief reactivation Feb 22. 6180 is still gone, never came back, AFAIK. Yet weakling ZYs on 25m are detectable, 11764.6, 11855, 11925, 11934.8 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 4894.93, Feb 24 at 0216, S8 music vs CODAR; seems romantic pop, not S Asian, and too late for Kurseong, India. But evening bandscans have not been hitting anything here. Must be irregular Brazilian. Or maybe it signs off early, but now an hour later with the end of DST in Brasil.

Just music, no announcements to 0224. Recheck 0230, now Brazuguese-intonation announcement, more music. 0257 another try can make out talk, but too weak and too much CODAR, which can`t be notched. 

Aoki shows R. Baré and R. Novo Tempo, but Baré has been gone for years. An official roster of ZY SW stations from last September includes neither, nothing on 4895, nor Novo Tempo on any frequency. WRTH 2017 shows only Novo Tempo, 5 kW from Campo Grande MS, ZYR200.

The DSWCI Tropical Bands Monitor compiled this January shows R Novo Tempo, the only 4895 Brasilian, was reported running 24h in seven of the twelve months in 2016, including December. Probably referring to this from Dave Valko:

``4894.92 BRAZIL?? R. Novo Tempo?? Found a signal here at 0856.
Nowhere near enough for audio, but did find R. Novo Tempo on the exact
same freq using Artur Nogueiras web rx. Nice ID at 0901. (Valko
24 Dec.)``.

Note the close match to my frequency offset. This station is religious, but maybe low-key, like Alcaraván. Without being able to make out the lyrix, could not be sure the ``romantic`` sounding songs were not really about being in love with Jesus. Here`s info about the relatively new station and its target audience, not admitting to being sporadic on onda tropical:

** COLOMBIA [and non]. 5910.25, Feb 24 at 0234, Alcaraván Radio, Puerto Lleras has distanced itself further from Romania, but hardly enough. Even with signal level rivaling fading RRI, quite a wavering het. However, I can notch that out and narrow the bandwidth. No ACI problem from 5915 Zambia with its tone at 0240. Still unpleasant for music, especially when RRI is also musical. Recheck at 0300, now HJDH in the clear with RRI finished, and remeasured at 5910.23, as it does drift, S9 with another brief interruption by ``running water`` ute (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KUWAIT. 7530, Feb 24 at 0245, JBA talk from algo. Aoki shows Deewa Radio in Pashto via IBB at 0100-0400. Until & unless MOI gets the Radio Kuwait SW transmitters refurbished, we`ll have to settle for USG stuff relayed (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 92.1-FM, Feb 23 at 2048 UT check, KAMG-LP Enid is still dead air. I`ve been checking it maybe once a day at random times since first noted silence on Feb 18. (During tropo openings, something overrides it, probably Woodward or Tulsa.) Owned by Maranatha with Spanish religion satellite relay. 68 watts from site I visited on the NW edge of Enid near Carrier & Oakwood, when it debuted as a real local LPFM station from a church on the east side (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. RF 48, Feb 24 at 0120 UT, I see that KOCY-LP is visible again in analog with Estrella TV, now that it`s after sundown with a little help from the troposphere, after a very warm day before a plunge tonight to near freezing. Then it`s gone again, as the signal is cutting off the air and on, like in the morning, e.g. 0120-0121*, *0122-0123*; then, mostly off. So if we do NOT see it in Enid, it could be because it is really off the air, rather than not propagating. I wonder how long this has been going on? Surely a turn-off for OTA NTSC viewers in OKC area, if any.

RF 42, KBZC-LD, Feb 24 at 0123 UT, another OKC low-power, is also in again, and stronger than this morning, stays locked in for a while with all seven channels. I try Country on 42-4, with headphones, and indeed the music is stereo but with some IADs. This does not seem to correspond to video breakup so suspect it`s transmitted that way. 42-1 is indeed American Sports Network, with BKB; and 42-2 Tuff TV has an icehockey game. Faded below threshold decoding circa 0200 UT (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** U S A. WWV outages: it seems there were some on Feb 21 & 22, and more on an additional day beyond what was publicized, but nowhere near 8 hours max. Website has a roster of outages going way back, the latest being:

``WWV and WWVH Broadcast Outages

The tables below show the date and times when NIST Radio Stations WWV and WWVH were off the air. During normal operation the signals are available 24 hours per day, 7 days a week. The tables list all outages since January 1, 2000 that lasted for more than 5 minutes.

WWV Broadcast Outages [MJD = Mean? Julian Day]
Date        MJD    Began Ended (UTC)  Frequency
02-23-2017  57807  1439  1626  2.5, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 MHz
02-22-2017  57806  1936  2156  2.5, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 MHz
02-21-2017  57805  1608  1848  2.5, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 MHz
09-15-2014 [. . .]`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1866 monitoring: confirmed Thursday February 23 at 2130 on WRMI 11580, S9. Also confirmed at 0056 UT Fri Feb 24 the 0030 airing on WBCQ 9329.8v-CUSB but JBA. Next:
Fri 2230   WRMI 11580 to NE, 6855 to WNW, 5950 to S
Sat 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0730   HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1530   HLR 7265-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2030v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sun 0410v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1130   HLR 9485-CUSB to SW
Mon 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0400v  WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0430   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Tue 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 1200   WRMI 9955 to SSE, 6855 to WNW
Tue 2130   WRMI 15770 to NE, 6855 to WNW
Tue 2300   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1030   WRMI 5850 to NW, 6855 to WNW
Wed 1415.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE, 6855 to WNW
Wed 2200   WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Thu 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW

** U S A. (7490), UT Fri Feb 24 at 0030, WBCQ webcast with `Furthermore 29-54`, Ramsey show which had been airing as repeat filler a semihour earlier, but here instead of `Broad Spectrum Radio`. No recent info on BSR website about WBCQ scheduling, but James Branum had told me he would no longer be weekly on WBCQ (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 4070.3, Feb at 0228, CW beacon GT is JBA, and I do mean JBA! Had to listen over a minute to be sure I was copying GT rather than the other one recently heard, ZN. Still no idea whence, so time to guess: how about Grand Teton? Or could refer to golfing while tangoing, or vice versa (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0507 UT February 24