giovedì 27 aprile 2017

Glenn Hauser logs April 25-26-27, 2017

** KUWAIT. 15540, April 26 at 1821, presumed R. Kuwait in English, VP S6 signal vs line noise level of S4-S5. I`m keeping after the electric company to fix it, and in fact they are back here working on it circa 1530 April 27 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 800, April 27 at 1200 UT, XEROK with choral NA, near-local KQCV OKC nulled as much as possible. This time I can copy enough of the full ID which follows at 1202 to tell that Radio Cañón with street address is *not* mentioning an FM frequency with a seven in it, but instead after 800, they say ``Grupo 7`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 6185, April 26 at 1832, JBA carrier but the SSOB vs even weaker 6070 CFRX carrier exactly at local mean noon here. Detectable despite line noise level, and have previously found it later in afternoon. Presumed XEPPM, Radio Educación, México DF at some 1180 miles, which supposedly does not sign on until 2300. It`s definitely not on circa sunrise when never heard tho better propagable, so when do they turn it on and is it just carrier or with programming // MW 1060? Someone in the RGV might be able to tell which (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 7615-AM, April 27 at 0456, Station YHWH is on but VP, gone at next check 0514 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. RF channel A-48 NTSC, April 27 at 1500 UT, I`m monitoring snow again in case I can get KOCY-LP OKC, the Estrella TV station. Maps show tropo is slightly enhanced over central OK. Yes! At *1506 video flashes on the air, but gone again in a few seconds. This keeps happening, at *1507, *1508, *1510, *1513, each lasting well less than a minute. But nothing more in 20+ minutes after that. While on, it`s steady, and the cuts on and off are sharp/abrupt. There is no lightning around, and the steady signal, no Doppler fading, means it`s not Vance airplane scatter either. 

Therefore I conclude that like also monitored some weeks ago, this transmitter is axually off the air most of the time, but cuts on briefly and unpredictably. After the first flash, I bring up KTUZ-DT RF 29, which has the same silly program (`El Show de Lagrimita y Costel`, featuring La Silla Eléctrica), on its virtual 48 and confirm it matches altho not synchronized. RF 48 remains the last such station on analog air around here (sporadically). It`s totally superfluous for the OKC audience of course, with the high-power DTV version of same available without breaks (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1874 monitoring: confirmed Tuesday April 25 at 2130 on WRMI 15770, and NOW, 9455 is finally on the air and during this hour at least, // 15770, both fair-good. Also confirmed Wednesday April 26 at 1315.5 on WRMI 9955, very poor. Also confirmed Wed Apr 25 at 2100 on WBCQ 7490 webcast. Also confirmed Wed Apr 25 at 2330 on WBCQ 9330.0v-CUSB, good. 

WORLD OF RADIO 1875 ready for first airings April 27:
Thu 2130   WRMI 11580 to NE
Thu 2330   WBCQ 93300v-CUSB to WSW
Fri 2230   WRMI 11580 to NE, 5950 to S
Fri 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0630   HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1431   HLR 7265-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1930v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2230   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sun 0310v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1030   HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW
Sun 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0300v  WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330   WRMI 9955 to SSE [? pre-empted last two weeks]
Mon 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 1100   WRMI 9955 to SSE, 9455? to WNW
Tue 2130   WRMI 15770 to NE, 9455 to WNW
Tue 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1030   WRMI 5850 to NW, 9455? to WNW
Wed 1315.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2100   WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW

** U S A. 9455, April 25 at 2132, WRMI-5 is finally activated as predicted for more than a week, replacing 6855 whence WRMI was ordered to vacate. // 15770 during this hour, and check the transmission skedgrid at for the rest of the 24 hours, seemingly initially at least, on the same // pattern as 6855 was. At 0552 UT April 26, 9455 is S9+20 and about the same strength as // 9395 with the Oldies service, and slightly stronger than 9955 with BS at S9+10. Strength of all 9 MHz WRMI channels varies widely in the nightmiddle depending on MUF. 

At 1315 April 26, again with Oldies, both good on 9455 // 9395. The azimuths are 285 and 355 respectively, so we are about halfway between them circa 315. April 26 at 1718 check, 9455 at midday is a JBA carrier, weaker than 9395 with Oldies, and 9955 with BS. I`m still fighting a 24h line noise level. April 27 at 1055, 9455 is JBA carrier when during this hour only it`s scheduled // 5850 on System F with variety of programming, 5850 with `Voice of the Report of the Week` at 1000 on Thursdays (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7490.068, April 26 at 0557, WBCQ at S9+10 with music, not BS until joined in progress and without any ID, from 0600. Yet 23 hours later, April 27 at 0516, 7490.1 is already in BS for this hour, his current monomania being pentecost. BS on 7490 supposedly runs only until 0700* (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15555-USB, April 26 at 1822, WJHR with usual gospel huxter, at S5 about the same as the line noise level. Many other times during the day it`s inaudible, hard to be sure if on air or not, but it`s no 50 kW (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 7575.8-USB, April 27 at 0515, 2-way in tonal? Language, or maybe 1-way with pauses; far too close to the BS out of 7570 WRMI (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1555 UT April 27