domenica 21 ottobre 2018

Glenn Hauser logs October 20-21, 2018

** GERMANY [non]. Despite their best efforts to do away with SW, reducing to only 5 strategic Afro/Asian languages, not including English or German, DW English is back on SW! see USA: WRMI (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. Bill Hepburn`s tropo maps for 1200 & 1500 UT Oct 20 show a level 5 = strong blob centered around Ft Smith AR, lesser rings out to marginal by Enid, but this fits exactly for the DTV DX I am getting starting at 1420: first of all, it`s clear that RF 42, KBZC-LD ``Enid`` --- transmitter in OKC, hasn`t moved to channel 9 yet. Without tropo I cannot normally see it at all here in its Community of License (a farce). Seven disposable channels are provided, as incompletely IDed by bugs; the PSIP on all of them is the same: KBZC-LD. 1, football; 2, CBN ``News`` in LR; 3, Buzzr bug in LR; 4, kidvid, E/I circle in UR; 5, QVC in LR; 6, QVC2 in LL. 7, some other shopping grafix. Same thing again 24 hours later at 1437 Oct 21 --- except 42-1 is black and silent! 

Back on Oct 20, some Tulsa market channels are decoding, ho hum: 28, 20. Two OKC channels are BAD because of DX interference; RF 25 KWTV TEST from OKC is also running weekends, with DX QRM; see USA (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ROMANIA [and non]. 13740, Oct 21 at 1344, YL in Russian is QRMing unusually weak RHC with Arnie talking about threats to WWV and WWVH (tripping over all those ``uves``). It`s RRI as scheduled this hour, 300 kW, 52 degrees via Tsiganeshti (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1952 monitoring: confirmed Saturday October 20 at 1256 check the 1231 on Unique Radio via WINB 9265 - S9+10 with fades to S5, and hardly any carrier wobble at the moment, but usual lofi audio.

Not confirmed at 1431- on HLR 9485-CUSB via UTwente SDR --- nothing at all audible here except splash from 9490 CRI, not as bad as last week, but Alan Gale, from further NW England reports:

``9485 good again today --- Hi Glenn, Good reception here again on 9485 kHz from HLR today, World of Radio 1952 came through perfectly, with nothing more than a few shallow fades. Definitely a big improvement over 6 MHz, that's for sure! Alan``

Confirmed UT Sunday Oct 21 at 0328 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, MO, S6 about CFVP which is 4 minutes into show so started circa 0324.

Manuel Méndez, Lugo, Spain, Logs in Reinante, Tecsun S-8800, cable antenna, 8 meters, reports: ``7265, Hamburger LokalRadio, Göhren, 1015-1100, 21-10, English, “Media Network Plus”, at 1031 Glenn Hauser’s program “World of Radio”. Very weak, best on USB. 15321`` 

And also earlier: ``6190, Hamburger LokalRadio, Göhren, *0600-0700, 20-10, English, “Media Network Plus”, at 0630 Glenn Hauser’s program “World of Radio”. 25322. (Méndez)`` Next:

2130 UT Sunday    WRMI   7780 to NE, 9955 to SSE
0300vUT Monday    WBCQ   5130v Area 51 to WSW
0330 UT Monday    WRMI   9955 to SSE

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite:

** U S A. 9265V, Sat Oct 20 at 1300, Unique Radio via WINB, back to `Sounds of Your Life` nostalgia music with Tim Gaynor immediately following his relay of World of Radio. First of the all-upbeat tunes is a version of ``Smoke Gets in your Eyes``; 1315 ``Hitchin` a Ride ---``. By 1327 I notice that the carrier is again very wobbly (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5950, Sunday October 21 at 0600 after WRMI ID, switch to World Radio Network! ID and into Deutsche Welle in English, the weekly `World Link`, starting with the #metoo movement. It`s S7-S9 and noisy, much inferior to 9395 Oldies at S9+20. Skedgrid now shows System E on 5950 at 0500-0800, but no further info about what E entails! Could there be more WRN stations to follow, and/or also as now shown in bright green from 1500 to 0300? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Bill Hepburn`s tropo maps for 1200 & 1500 UT Oct 20 show a level 5 = strong blob centered around Ft Smith AR, lesser rings out to marginal by Enid, but this fits exactly for the DTV DX I am getting at 1426: RF 18: KFSM-DT 5-1 with CBS; 5-2 KXNW-DT (34 bug); 5-3 Antenna TV, after 1500 with `Wildlife Docs`. RF 18 finally starts breaking up by 1515 UT.

See also OKLAHOMA. Two OKC channels are BAD because of DX interference:
RF 27, no KFOR-TV, surely due to KFTA-TV, 600 kW, Ft Smith AR
RF 15, no KOPX-TV, surely due to KHOG-TV, 180 kW, Fayetteville AR

RF 25, the KWTV TEST with color bars, gray scale and bouncing pings is now running also on weekends, seen both Sat Oct 20 and Sun Oct 21, altho first at 1430 UT Oct 21 it is not decoding, then starts to overcome DX QRM with mixed pixels. Only other OKs on 25 are low-power CDs or translators. Most likely this is from the real RF channel of 130 kW KXNW ``34`` Eureka Springs AR, which is also on RF 18 of KFSM as 5-2 (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, Oct 21 at 0330-0340 UT, all on the DX-398 with DF roughly NE (nevermind SW): 531, 549, 558, 585, 621, 693(2), 702, 837, 846, 855(2), 873, 882(2), 909, 946, 963=despite local 960 splash, 999, 1017, 1026, 1044(2), 1053(2), 1089, 1098(2), 1107, 1134, 1152, 1161, 1215, 1224, 1296+ (nothing known significantly off+plus), 1314, 1341, 1413, 1422, 1458, 1485, 1503, 1521, 1548, 1575.

Then on the adjacent NRD-545 with ALA-300 antenna E-W, I check out some of the better prospects, employing PBT, narrow bandwidth, and manage to pull a little bit of audios:

1044, Oct 21 at 0353, talk sounds Spanish: there are two SER stations in SPAIN, but only 10 and 5 kW; presumably the 300 kW Moroccan is still inactive. In fact I am getting two carriers beating, as in MW Offsets about 8 Hz apart:

1043.9951 SER (Valladolid)          [range: 1043.9946-] 24h 2016-10-04 
1044.0028 SER (San Sebastián/Monte Igueldo)[1044.0017-] 24h 2017-03-27 

1215, Oct 21 at 0400 talk, surely Absolute Radio, UK synchros, originally 14 of them, adding up to 560 kW per WRTH 2018 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1926 UT October 21