domenica 29 luglio 2018

Glenn Hauser logs July 27-28, 2018

** CUBA. 15140, July 27 at 1747, once again I check RHC at this hour and find frequency on despite schedule, // 11760 Spanish; something`s always wrong? at RHC. 1754 startled to hear RHC ID in Esperanto --- listening closely, only amid a feature in Spanish about Esperantism. A congreso pending?

15140, July 28 at 1706, once again 15140 is running RHC Spanish, S9-S7 but squealy, unlike // 11760 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13700 & 13740, July 28 at 1347, RHC AWOL from both 22mb frequencies, not due to propagation, since 15230 is audible, the SSOB and almost the OSOB on 19m. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUATEMALA [non]. Okie Catholix are all excited because one of their own, undoubtedly a good man, is on track to sainthood, which ordinary Protestants cannot achieve. I normally would not cover such extraneous activities, but this is relevant because Blessèd Stanley Rother founded and ran the almost-SW station many of us heard, La Voz de Atitlán, 2390 kHz. I also visited the vacated building a few years after it had ceased to exist. Here`s the latest in a long series of items from our local paper; his backstory is told over and over:


OKARCHE, Okla. — Catholics across Oklahoma, Arkansas and Guatemala will celebrate Saturday [July 28] the first feast day for Stanley Rother, a priest from Okarche who was killed in 1981 while serving as a missionary in Guatemala. 

Last September, Rother became the first U.S.-born priest and first U.S. martyr to be beatified — a crucial step toward canonization as a saint, and a status in Catholicism honored with a feast day and the title "blessed." 

"A feast day is a day designated by the Catholic Church to honor saints and blesseds," according to a press release from the Catholic Archdiocese of Oklahoma City. "The Church assigns one date out of the year for each saint, usually on the date of death. The saints are remembered on their feast days with special mention, prayers and sometimes with special scripture readings."

In honor of Rother's feast day, and his roots in Okarche, the Most Rev. Paul S. Coakley, Archbishop of Oklahoma City, will lead Mass at 5 p.m. Saturday [July 28, 2018] at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 211 Missouri in Okarche. Members of the Rother family will be in attendance. . . [more]
(via gh, DXLD) 

No doubt there will be more coverage of the event. KFOR-TV has already run many stories about him:

The search items are not dated, so which is the latest? This one from July 26, with audio-video:

I seriously doubt that Guatemala`s only SW station today, Radio Verdad, will take any notice of this, since they are evangelical, not Catholic; yet Christian & Abrahamist (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA. 7255-, July 28 at 0610, no signal from VON Hausa. Usually on, but sporadically missing (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1000, July 28 at 0300 UT, on road back from OKC visit, at Okarche junxion of US81 and State Hwy 3, surprised to find KTOK OKC very weak, no match for the CCI, but can make out Dodgers baseball, not OKC, but LA, including local LA PSA concerning ``H204LA`` about water supply. Meanwhile, 930 WKY OKC is loud and clear, or rather clear but dead air during ESPND break, soon resuming. 

What`s with KTOK? The answer from its night direxional plot:
which is dated 21 Mar 2018 --- as if it changes over time? Hardly, but most FCC AM Query plots display recent dates on them --- With two tight major lobes, one NNW which explains why we hear it well in Enid, and the other to the SE. Numerically for the fourth quadrant, in theoretical, and standard field strengths:

 270     12.19      28.34      
 275     15.26      29.94      
 280     16.36      30.57      
 285      4.68      25.76      
 290     32.95      42.85      
 295     47.06      55.51      
 300     29.74      40.19      
 305     18.08      31.62      
 310     67.28      75.03      
 315     63.38      71.19      
 320     53.51      61.62      
 325    317.80     334.64      
 330    711.90     747.92      
 335   1161.24    1219.56      
 340   1557.18    1635.24      
 345   1798.37    1888.46      
 350   1829.59    1921.24      
 355   1658.97    1742.10

I would say Okarche is roughly NW = 315 degrees from site in south OKC. KTOK day and night power is the odd figure of 5.8 kW. Poor Okarche, home of proto-Saint Stanley Rother, can`t listen to the mostly far-right talkshows on KTOK. But pity the poorer would-be listeners at 285!

Day pattern is not so squeezed, but still with a notch toward the NW, as if faraway KOMO Seattle still need to be protected.

Here are daytime figures matching minimum signals in degree direxions:
305    529.02     556.05      
310    489.69     514.80      
315    505.66     531.54      

While the maxima are:
135   1308.21    1373.85
345   1314.78    1380.75

BTW, three undefined sexions of bumpy US 81 between Okarche and Enid, much of it finally under repair, according to signage, are named as The President George W Bush Highway; the President George H W Bush Highway; and The President Ronald Reagan Highway (not in order). They are SO honored!!! Now, where, o where, are the Presidents Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton Highways? Not even a President Donald Drumpf Highway; yet (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA [non]. See GUATEMALA [non]

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1940 monitoring: missed checking Friday July 28 at 2330 on WBCQ 9330v, as I was viewing the excellent docu-movie about Mr Rogers, ``Won`t You Be My Neighbor``, in OKC. Patience; will eventually be on PBS `Independent Lens`.

Ivo Ivanov, Bulgaria, confirms:
GERMANY, Reception of World of Radio via HLR on 6190 CUSB, July 28
0631-0700 6190 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg CeEu English Sat, fair signal

My quick check amid next HLR broadcast, Saturday July 28 at 1444, via UTwente SDR, found nearly 100% readable, bothered only by some lightning crashes.. Next:
Sat 2130   WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe, or 2330?] [axuallly, never heard 
           any more at 2130, 2230 or 2330, but this was the original 
           timing shift for Saturdays only]
Sun 0310v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1030   HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW
Sun 2330   WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Mon 0130.5 WRMI 5850 to NW, 7780 to NE
Mon 0300v  WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 0400   WRMI webcast only, non-direxional
Mon 2330   WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Tue 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030   WRMI 7780 to NE, 5950 to WNW [or #1941?]
Tue 2130   WRMI 5950 to WNW [or #1941?]

Full schedule for WOR on all outlets, not just SW; podcast linx:

** U S A. 9955, UT Saturday July 28 at 0320, WRMI with World Music fill instead of `Moments in Bible Prophecy` as scheduled 0315-0330 UT Tue-Sat. 0329 Spanish ID by Dino; 0330 resumes another preacher in English, `Upward Look` as sked UT Sat only.

9955, July 28 at 1411, WRMI extended broadcast Saturday only with Blalock the Blaster. How can anyone stand to listen to him? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Tonight`s `AWWW` on WBCQ, UT Saturday July 28 from 0000 --- I don`t hear any of it, since I`m at an event in OKC, but the ever-reliable John Carver files his report, in keeping without our custom altho not a gh log at all:

``Show started on time this evening. Poor signal on seven four ninety so listening to fifty-one thirty this evening. Allan is on a political rant this evening and fifty-one thirty quickly goes to hell and I switch to ninety-three thirty to follow the program. 

Sorry but the upper row of number keys have quit working for some reason. Will try to have that fixed before next week.

So far Angela has reverted to her former subdued state. Allan still ranting and throwing around four letter words, all concerning the Trump bashers.

Ninety-three thirty starts having problems by OOsixteen. A very strange radio evening. Allan stated that if he were the president the Corporation For Public Broadcasting would cease to exist. Also attacked the internet, calling it "the tower of Babel".

From ootwenty-seven my copy of the program degrades. Back to fifty-one thirty by oothirty-two trying to hear what's being said.

Phone call from Freddie at oothirty-six breaks up the rant a bit. Freddie said he hesitated to call it a rant and Allan assured him that it was a rant..

Antenna for the FM translator was installed this past week on a four hundred foot tower. Phone call at ooforty-six from a ham wanting to know if the super station and the FM translator were going to interfere with his radio. Allan assured him that all the new equipment WOULD interfere with his radio usage and that hopefully next week he could outline some steps for people to take to lesson the effect of the RFI.

Reading of emails began at oofifty-two. Hard to tell for sure as I could barely copy the program. Someone sent an email accusing Allan of not paying taxes and being a hypocrite. Couldn't copy Allan's response. Then into the Free Radio Weekly. Prayer at oonehundred and off the air at ooneotwo. I think Tom Barna may have said something about the FM translator right before reading of emails commenced but can't say for sure. John, Mid-North Indiana`` (via gh, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 11520, July 28 at 0606, WEWN English is on at S3-S4, after missing last night (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15809.959, July 28 at 1343, JBA carrier, signature off-frequency must be WTWW-3; on for something special? 

Check 5085 WTWW-2 and find it on at odd daytime hour of 1412, Ted says, ``Live in Lebanon from the middle-Tennessee hamfest``, and into ``Sunshine`` tune by Jonathan Edwards (what to do with hamfest??). 5085 is S9 but poor vs local noise level of S9+10! 

But 15810- is NOT // 5085, as it fades in a bit to S2-S4, rather SFAW // 5830, WTWW-1 night frequency still on, and not yet 9475. 5830 is S9+10 vs QRN level of only S9, and is the OSOB.

15810-, next check at 1703 July 28, now VG and // 9475 VG SFAW. 9930 is not on, but can detect 5085 still running at midday, VP in noise level (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 12160, Saturday July 28 at 1703, WWCR NOT with `Talking Machine Show` of ancient cylinder recordings mostly music rather than talk, but instead a talking gospel huxter has replaced one of WWCR`s best shows! The July 1 edition of online pdf program schedule for WWCR-3 still claims TMS (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 2040 UT July 28