venerdì 21 giugno 2019

Glenn Hauser logs June 19-20-21, 2019

** CUBA. 6000, June 21 at 0104, RHC English is JBM, // 6165 slightly more modulation, both registering S9+10/20. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 9580, June 21 at 0117, CRI English relay is suptorted, S9+10/20; while same on 9570 via ALBANIA with decent modulation, similar strength runs about 2 words ahead. Must take another satellite hop to get it to Habana. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 4765, June 21 at 0106, no signal from Radio Progreso, supposed to start at 0030. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA. 7255-, June 19 at 0611, VON is gone again. One of the most unreliable major SW stations. I suspect the problem is operational, not technical (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA [and non]. RF 26, June 20 at 1455 UT, KTEN 10-1 Ada is decoding with NBC, along with 10-2 The CW, and 10-3 ABC, as this station remains affiliate of two major networks, just like in the old days when they had only one analog channel and cherry-picked which network to run at which times.

After 1502 UT, I snapped a big ID slide, and then a multi-city super ID over programming, Ada-Ardmore-Sherman-Denison-Durant, in OK-OK-TX-TX-OK:

My TV DX photo archive, which could need some updating:

BTW, a documentary history of KTEN has appeared on OETA, and I have it on tape. I see at that KTEN is due to repack from channel 26 to 17, why? which means it will be blocked in Enid by K17JN-D except when it fails.

Ada is not that far, but normally beyond range, 210 km = 131 st mi, city-to-city. This was from my higher rooftop antenna, aimed close to Ada a bit east from OKC, into my HDTV screen.

Then I check my other lower antenna aimed more clockwise, and to my surprise thru its STB into LDTV get a PSIP on RF 26 for 6-1, KTAL-DT! Its own video may have decoded briefly, mixed with KTEN. KTAL is Texarkana-Shreveport, named for its one-time Tall tower (now 1524 feet AGL) halfway between in the NW corner of LA near Vivian. That would be approx. 525 km = 328 stmi. I think it`s new on DTV here, while seen a number of times when on analog 6. KTAL is staying on 26, so maybe will be getting it more once KTEN is gone, unless something else intervene. 

Per Hepburn maps, Ada is near the center of enhanced level 5-6 tropo ring while Enid is toward the edge at level 2-3, like Vivian on the opposite edge (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1986 monitoring: tuned in a minute too late, but confirmed at 2101, Wednesday June 19 on WRMI 9955, fair on the portable PL-880 and VP JBA on WBCQ 7490+, too weak to compare. This WRMI transmission has usually been upcut, so I time exactly when it ends: 2128:39. Since #1986 lasted 28:48, playout likely started about 9 seconds before 2100:00; while transmitter does not bring it up any earlier than that ToH moment, out of synch.

Also confirmed UT Thursday June 20 at 0100 on WRMI 7780, fair S9-S6, no upcut.

WORLD OF RADIO 1987 contents: Antarctica non, Canada, China, Cuba, Guatemala, India, Korea South, México, North America, Perú, Russia, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Sweden, Turkey, USA; Caribbean; propagation outlook

WOR 1987 completed by 2308 UT Thursday June 20, ready for first airings Friday June 21: The shortwave broadcasts should be:

1000 UT Friday    Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW
2200 UT Friday    WRMI 9955
0130 UT Saturday  WRMI 7780
0629 UT Saturday  HLR 6190-CUSB Germany
1000 UT Saturday  Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW [June 22, July 6]
1130 UT Saturday  WRMI 9955
1431 UT Saturday  HLR 9485-CUSB Germany
1930vUT Saturday  WA0RCR 1860-AM
2030 UT Saturday  WRMI 15770 [NEW]
2100 UT Saturday  WRMI 9955
0130 UT Sunday    WRMI 5850
0300vUT Sunday    WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315]
1030 UT Sunday    HLR 7265-CUSB Germany
2130 UT Sunday    WRMI 7780
0130 UT Monday    WRMI 9395
0230 UT Monday    WRMI 7780
0300vUT Monday    WBCQ 5130v Area 51 9330?
0330 UT Monday    WRMI 9955
0930 UT Monday    Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW
1816 UT Monday    IRRS 7290 Romania
0100 UT Tuesday   WRMI 7780
0800 UT Tuesday   Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW [2 editions]
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v [and/or 2130]
0100 UT Thursday  WRMI 7780
0930 UT Friday    Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW

Also check 9330 WBCQ for unscheduled airings during testing phase.

[it appears we will now be running on a Friday-to-Thursday cycle, so freshest new airings are on weekends]

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:

** U S A. 9330.1, June 19 at 2306, moanin` & groanin` hour from TOMBS via WBCQ classic transmitter, no #6 yet. At 0151 June 20, now 9330.00 is on with very strong rock music. Others indicate it came up only some time after 0130. 0537 recheck, amid an old `AWWW` dated only by remark that he hoped Kavanaugh would be confirmed; but bits and pieces of details about the SuperStation: says the huge copper feedline alone cost $900K; and that total power consumption when running full-bore 500 kW, would be 950 kW.

9330.00, June 21 at 0116, 9330.00 on again with rock music; 0225 amid another `AWWW` playback. It seems alternating those is the usual programming in the test phase. 0300 back to rock (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1987, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9475, June 19 at 1828, WTWW-1 is S9-S5 of open carrier/dead air, instead of merely undermodulated as always now. SFAW! 

9475, June 20 at 1514, WTWW-1 is off, while 5830 is still on at S9+10 fading to S7 and of course undermodulated. So that rules it out as source of some unID FM blob circa 9355 others were hearing (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ZAMBIA. 13680, June 19 at 1258, a few notes being repeated, an IS? 1300 into different music, poor S2-S3. Presumed Voice of Hope Africa, scheduled to start at 1300 (except an hour earlier SaSu) per EiBi; and not Aoki/NDXC where it`s unlisted. There, your only choices would be CNR1 jamming and/or SOH, but this is not that. At 1405 increased to S7-S9 with gospel? music. VOHA aims 315 degrees toward W Africa, and us beyond. Seems to be same as this: (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9200, June 20 at 0536, mystery open carrier at S8-S3. It`s been there most nights, altho have not bothered to log it for a while (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 15476.225, June 19 at 1842, since it`s Wednesday, looking for LRA36, but only this JBA carrier detectable; unlikely RNASG would have shifted frequency, so suspect a local device, altho not noticed before (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0356 UT June 21