venerdì 28 luglio 2017

Glenn Hauser logs July 27-28, 2017

** ANGUILLA. 6090, July 28 at 0550, now Caribbean Beacon is also AWOL from night frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6145, July 28 at 0131, RHC English frequency is S9+10 of dead air, so check the only other one, 6000: VG S9+20/30 signal and VG modulation too --- but wait, it`s not RHC programming, rather China Radio International in English // 9580 where it is only supposed to be, and which BTW, is undermodulated by comparison. It`s also // 6020 Albania relay. Source soon becomes obvious when the talk is about stock market activity including NYSE.

Things are REALLY messed up at RHC tonight. Obviously no one at studio or sites is monitoring what is going into or out of the transmitters! So how can they expect any listeners to do so? Shortly I check all the RHC Spanish frequencies for further anomalies but they are all on correct feed: 5040, 6060, 9535, 11670, 11760-overmod/distorted, 11830, 11840, 11850, 15230.

At 0200, 6000 goes into Chinese like // 9580. 6145 is still dead air of S9+10. Ditto at next check 0222. Next2 check at 0456: 6000 is now in Cantonese CRI // 9790, and 6145 is STILL dead air. At 0500 we finally get to hear RCI in English as the extra frequencies have come on: 6060, 6100, and best 5040. Both 6000 & 6145 are now dead air. At 0548 I notice some hum on 6000, and at 0550 RHC English modulation finally cuts on, while 6145 remains dead air. Enough for tonight! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EQUATORIAL GUINEA. 6250, July 28 at 0130, RNGE Malabo with African pop music is poorly audible, peaking S9+10 combined with high noise level, fades to S7. At 0222 a JBA carrier. At 0459 better now and I confirm comparing to WWV 5000.000 that this is also right on 6250.000. At 0551, now Spanish talk, mostly announcer monolog, with a few words caught: ``una mañana agradable``, ``en Malabo``. At 0553 I also check the other RNGE, 5005 Bata and find a JBA carrier there (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND. 7425, July 28 at 1220, for at least the third day, RNZI obviously continues on the Pacific antenna also USward resulting in much better signal than the PNG antenna; S9+10/20 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. Es all over the 6m map with MUF projected to over 100 MHz, so I try again for some FM DX, July 28 at 1455: NOTHING unusual in bandscanning 87.7 to 94.1 MHz with attention to open frequencies; but here`s something unusual once again defaulting to an OK discovery:

91.3, some kind of far-right Christian program, 1459 UT ID as ``91.3 KAKO, Ada-Oklahoma City``. I`ve not heard that before, next to local 91.1; is it newly on air? Hardly, FCC FM Query shows it started in 2006y from a 7.6 kW transmitter. ERP in the horizontal plane was already 100 kW on a vertically polarized antenna.

WTFDA DB shows: {KAKO 91.3 ADA OK 0.0 kW H, 100.0 kW V, 134.7 m HAAT, 35-13-36, 96-55-42, AMERICAN FAMILY RADIO, CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN} Claiming OKC is a stretch. One 60 dbu coverage map at FCC shows it barely reaching the SE corner of OKC. There is now some tropo enhancement, but not enough to produce anything on UHF TV, not even KTEN-26 Ada. 

Besides a glorified translator in Guymon, the only other Okie on 91.3 is KRSC-FM in Claremore, at Rogers State College, a ``Real College Radio`` station but only 2.2 kW; no wonder I seldom hear it, even circa Tulsa (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1888 monitoring: confirmed Thursday July 27 at 2330 on WBCQ, 9330.25v-CUSB, good. Next:
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
Sat 2300   WRMI 11580 to NE
Sun 0200   WRMI 11580 to NE
Sun 0315v  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
Mon 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW

** U S A. 7490, July 28 at 1228, WWCR with an hour of `Power`, as YL successor to Joyce reads something claiming that Venezuela is in the Southern Hemisphere! Typical ignorance, without noticing or correcting.

Today I resolve to monitor 7780 before and after 1400 UT to determine whether WRMI make a transmitter/antenna switch improving `Power Hour` reception thisaway: At 1333 it`s S9 at best but hardly readable in noise level; while 7570 BS is S9+10 to 20. At 1358 I listen to 7780 continuously with BFO offset, but there is NO transmission break or improvement in strength, rather weakening gradually till I finally quit at 1423 when it`s S6 to S7. 

I also check the other 7s with BS until 1400: 7570 cuts off at 1400* sharp before WRMI ID can complete; 7730 goes to dead air until off shortly after 1402*. Now either transmitter and better antenna could make a quick switch to 7780 for TPH; but not today (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6149.0-USB, July 28 at 0131, INTRUDERS, 2-way in colloquial Spanish, S8, far enough from RHC dead air on 6145 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1621 UT July 28