martedì 20 novembre 2018

Glenn Hauser logs November 19-20, 2018

** ALASKA. 7560, Nov 20 at 1356, harmonious hymn, by YL trio? ``This is My Father`s World`` in non-English, S6-S8, Chinese announcement and jingle, 1358 dead air, 1400 KNLS IS, Chinese ID, more IS, until 1402:40 finally themetune and opening. This is on 300-degree beam from Anchor Point, presumably the same show via Madagascar. KNLS English is also at 1400 but can`t remember the frequency. Listed as 7320, where I certainly did not notice it in bandscan, 270 degrees, and often they really have only one transmitter operational (Glenn Hauser, OK DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6000 & 6165, Nov 20 at 0723, both these RHC frequencies are off, leaving us with only 6060 & 6100. 

6150, however, Nov 20 at 0724 sports an S9+10 carrier maybe just barely modulated and seems like RHC; 6150 is their secret new frequency normally on air from *1200, and reconfirmed today before 1400. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15140, Nov 20 at 1411, this RHC is AWOL again, while 15230 remains. Something`s always wrong at RHC.

11760, Nov 20 at 1448, this RHC is very undermodulated, compared to 15230, 13700, etc. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KUWAIT. 11629.7, Nov 20 at 1419, R. Kuwait only a JBA carrier instead of usual good signal Qur`aning. This is strange because Turkey, q.v. along the same path is in sufficiently well now on 11815 and 12035.7 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. I misstated the PSIP channel numbers displayed as 39-1, etc., instead of 9-1, etc.; corrected:

RF 39, Nov 19 at 1820 UT, I notice that the old channel of KWTV is still on but now PSIP labeled 9-3 & 9-4. But the repack channel RF 25, which has been testing for weeks either with TP or // programming, is still significantly weaker, a BAD signal or on the verge breaking in and up. Recheck around 0430 UT Nov 20, it is indeed in // programming and labeled 9-1 & 9-2, but still insufficient on my antenna. So 25 is all set to become the primary/only channel. If this be the best they can do, we shall miss having decent reception from our CBS affiliate! Occasional rescanoklahoma promos are still appearing.

RF 40, KAUT ``43`` is now also running some FCC notification I have yet to absorb completely. It`s repacking to RF 19, but not as soon as KWTV? There is no test signal on 19 yet (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 12035.695, Nov 20 at 1412, VOT English with Turkish music at S9-S5, way off-frequency today; while 11815.00 TRT Turkish at 1416 is only ~6 Hz away from NHK, roughly equal signals mutually producing a heavy SAH = subaudible heterodyne (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9330.025, Nov 20 at 1405, WBCQ BS adjusted much closer to nominal; it had been 9330.232 on Nov 14 and I think just yesterday almost that high (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1250, Nov 20 at 1348 UT, nulling KYYS, Spanish from Kansas City, I have a sports station in English, itself roughly N/S, talking about ``The Blitz``, which I assume is some local team, then commercial for Augie`s Barbecue, on Broadway. It seems there is no current Blitz team altho there used to be one in Chicago. Blitz may now be some sports-oriented promotional entity or non-turf game. 

Search on the BBQ however leads right to San Antonio TX, and I also heard ``1604`` mentioned, which is the outer loop around SA beyond I-410. So this is KZDC, 25000/920 watts U4, major daylobe to NW. With ESPN. Fits since 1200 WOAI is also still in. Don`t recall hearing KZDC before, maybe a previous call? But it`s been KZDC since 1995! And I did last log it in March, 2015. Well legal now, post-sunrise at 1300 UT in Nov (1315 UT in Dec) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1741 UT November 20