venerdì 8 febbraio 2019

Glenn Hauser logs February 7-8, 2019

WORLD OF RADIO HITLIST by Alan Roe, Updated:

** ANGUILLA. 11775, Feb 7 at 1858, CB/TUN/DGS/PMS is off again, having been on at previous check 1455 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6060, Feb 8 at 0658* RHC English cuts off air just as I tune in; 6100, 6165 and 5040 are already off. But outlier 6000 is still on, starting to re-open English hour at 0659. By 0701 its air is dead. Presumably it too will be offcut when the sloppyrators at the other site get around to it. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 12300, Feb 8 at 1352, RHC is S8-S3 but surging up a bit, 2 x 6150 which is S9 to S9+10, both slightly distorted. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 9965, Feb 8 at 1357 pulse jamming against nothing but a JBA carrier probably FE, rather than Radio República which left this frequency many years ago. Something`s always wrong at the DentroCuban Jamming Command. At least the J is here rather than upon 9955 WRMI (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15140, Feb 8 at 1412, RHC is S9 of dead air with SAH of about 2 Hz, no doubt OMAN. With no modulation, no spurs audible, while 15230 is nominal at S9-S7. At 1457 still S9+10 of dead air on 15140. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA. 7255-, Feb 8 8at 0653, VON is still gone, no bigsig but a JBA carrier maybe local device about 7255.75 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5130.461, UT Fri Feb 8 at 0240, this WBCQ is obviously on, signature off-frequency, weak and just barely modulated, with what? Never-up-to-date websked shows it totally off the air between 0330 UT Wed and 0100 UT Sat (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9475- & 5830, Feb 7 at 1855, both WTWW-1 frequencies are off (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5970, Feb 8 at 0657, WEWN is S9+10 of dead air; Spanish night frequency has been re-active last night or two, even with modulation (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15825 & 13845, Feb 8 at 1458 & 1535, WWCRs are S9+20, way more than usual JBA signals, so rare February sporadic E opening in play, as confirmed on 6m map with MUF up to 93 MHz over eastern USA. I`ve had so little luck hearing any FM DX under such circumstances that I don`t even try. By 1714 still Es, estimated MUF 81 MHz (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1370, Feb 7 at 2259 UT, I`m seeking KGNO Dodge City KS, which at 5 kW ND ought to be audible on daytime groundwave here, but never is; surely with skywave starting up? It`s 243 km = 151 miles away. No sign of it; instead:

1370, Feb 7 at 2259 UT, ``Talk 13-70, one minute from CBS News``, But Austin ID, 2300 CBS News and signal drops, i.e. KJCE Rollingwood TX. But LSS there is not until 0015.

I have been unable to hear any trace of KGNO for more than a sesquiyear, but can find NO information at FCC AM Query about it being anything other than active: nothing in correspondence file about STA for silence or reduced power, etc. Continues to be listed in NRC AM Log with no notation about it being silent. Likewise at with link to website: and Listen Live link, so I do so at 1659 UT Feb 8: Yes, IDs as KGNO 1370, DC`s first radio station, just like on website: ``1370 KGNO is Dodge City’s FIRST radio station! It was signed on in June of 1930``. And into Fox ``news``. What is going on here? See my previous report:

``1370, Sept 28 [2017] at 1859 UT, still no signal audible from KGNO Dodge City KS. Can`t believe it`s funxioning at 5 kW ND which should be making it on daytime groundwave across the Ogallala Aquifer, only 205 km = 127 miles. Is it gone, QRP, or really out of whack direxional away? (Glenn Hauser, Helena OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)``

This was a few days after Wayne Heinen, Denver, did report hearing it: ``1370, KGNO, KS, Dodge City – 9/24 2300 [EDT = 0300 UT 9/25] – Faded up, “AM 1370 KGNO Dodge City,” to Fox News. Haven’t heard this in quite a while (Wayne Heinen, CO, NRC DX News Nov 13 [2017], published Nov 5, via DXLD) Nor here yet; must be out of spex or out of air (gh, OK)`` 

Is anyone currently hearing KGNO by DX or close to DC? (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, Feb 8, 2019, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** U S A. 1430, Feb 7 at 1923, rock music is fading in and out, overcoming KTBZ Tulsa; suspect 50 kW KZQZ St Louis MO/IL, already skywaving. Day pattern is ENE/WSW, our way, while 5 kW night pattern is NNW/SSE with a null toward us. We are in the null of our nearest, KALV Alva, hard to hear here protecting KTBZ (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1480, Feb 7 at 2230, KBXD Dallas is still in Vietnamese like in the morning, apparent infomercial for ``Forever Beaumore Cosmetix``. At least two other Metroplex Vietnamese are on 1460 and 1600; also Houston 1560 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific JBA MW carrier search, Feb 8 at 1328-1333: 774-NW, 828-NW, 837-WSW, 882-?, 1098-W, 1188-?, 1422-NW, 1566-NW. Just after LSR at 1327 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9835.006, Feb 8 at 1401, S3-S6 JBA talk and music, first suspected Malaysia which has been reported active on reduced schedule, but more likely IRAN in Russian as also scheduled this hour only, 1320-1420 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1805 UT February 8