venerdì 26 luglio 2019

Glenn Hauser logs July 25-26, 2019

** BRAZIL. 9665.11, July 26 at 0114, JBA carrier, and nothing on the minus side. Presume R. Voz Missionária has now slid up to the plus side. Nothing much else propagating from ZY-land on 9 or 11 MHz (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA [and non]. 1120, July 26 at 0124 UT, Spanish music making heavy ~5 Hz SAH with sillyballgame in English, i.e. KETU Catoosa vs KMOX. KETU official sunset in July is 0145 UT (August: 0115), but supposed to be reduced from 10 to 7 kW during Critical Hours starting at 2345 UT – that certainly does not help out KMOX here. 

KETU pattern has broad major lobe slightly west of south, i.e. right across Tulsa from the north side, with sharp nulls toward the NW (Colorado?) and NE (St Louis), but Enid almost to the west is getting only a fraxion off the shoulder of the lobe. On caradio it`s not enough to overcome powerline, trafficlight noise except in a few lucky spots.

Recheck at 1602 UT with no KMOX, ID as ``La Diferente`` and a .9 FM frequency, presumably the translator listed on 97.9. Later in hour, ad for Mercado Las Americas, the grocery store which I think is involved in KETU ownership, licensed to La Zeta 95.7, which is KSEC, 6/6 kW in Bentonville AR (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 11940, UT Fri July 26 at 0117, S8-S6 of dead air, surely REE which is supposed to modulate here until 0200 on weekdays, for S America; while the NAm frequency 9690 is OFF. More problems.

Alan Roe found out from Justin Coe that co-host Alison Hughes has been on sick leave for months but expected back soon. That explains his sole hosting of English M/W/F at 2200-2230, and mostly-music content (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Since WWV is in well on 5, 10, 15 and 20 MHz, July 26 at 0121/0132, I check the NRD-545 for zero-beat tuning. It has always required a correxion factor of about plus 10 Hz, but now I find the offness is not linear:
5000 = tuned to  4999.99, add 10 Hz
10000 = tuned to  9999.98, add 20 Hz
15000 = tuned to 14999.97, add 30 Hz
20000 = tuned to 19999.95, add 50 Hz
These offsets are not precise since tuning display does not go down to the 1-Hz level. My more precise .### 3-digit measurements must be made with the R75 instead (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1992 contents: Albania, Australia, Brasil, Canada, China and non, Cuba, Denmark, Guam, Kashmir, Korea North non, México, North America, Norway, Perú, Philippines, Sikkim, Spain, Tibet, Ukraine and non, USA, Uzbekistan, Vatican non, khobless caradios, ton of cement; and the propagation outlooks

SW Broadcasts should be:
2200 UT Friday    WRMI 9955 to NNW
0130 UT Saturday  WRMI 7780 to NE
0629vUT Saturday  HLR 6190-CUSB Germany to WSW
1000 UT Saturday  Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW [Aug 3, 17, alt. weeks]
1130 UT Saturday  WRMI 9955 to SSE
1430 UT Saturday  HLR 9485-CUSB Germany to WSW
1930vUT Saturday  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
2100 UT Saturday  WRMI 9955 to SSE
0130 UT Sunday    WRMI 5850 to NW
0300vUT Sunday    WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315] ND
1030 UT Sunday    HLR 7265-CUSB Germany to WSW
2130 UT Sunday    WRMI 7780 to NE
0130 UT Monday    WRMI 9395 to NNW, 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday    WRMI 7780 to NE
0300vUT Monday    WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
0330 UT Monday    WRMI 9955 to SSE
0930 UT Monday    Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW
1130 UT Monday    Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW
1816 UT Monday    IRRS 7290 Romania ND
0100 UT Tuesday   WRMI 7780 to NE
0800 UT Tuesday   Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW [2 editions]
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 to SSE
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday  WRMI 7780 to NE

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** U S A. 15770, July 25 at 1547, WRMI in dead air, or is it JBM? Maybe a trace; still/again DA at 1837 check instead of SMTV. What a waste. BTW, I`m baffled why WRMI does not use a single 11 or 13 MHz band frequency in the summer daytimes, rather 6, 7 or 9 MHz which lose a lot to absorption and are lucky to be audible at one-hop distance from Okee (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7490.2v, UT Fri July 26 at 0110, WBCQ is still on with Brother Scare, more or less like 7570 & 7730 WRMI. WBCQ sked does not show anything on 7490 after 0100, and 0000-0100 is an Available Time Slot. Apparently an ad-hoc extension of TOMBS now that he`s no longer on 9330v, but for how long?

6159.775, July 26 at 0543, JBA carrier, presumed WBCQ slipped down from the plus side. Still too much almost-constant line noise of at least S9 here below 9 MHz, but electric utility OG&E is now working on locating and fixing it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 760, July 26 at 0549 UT, WJR Detroit with heavy CCI making a SAH of 56/minute, almost 1 Hz. Normally there is no such QRM as all the surrounding 760s are either supposed to be daytime-only, or in the case of San Antonio, with a null toward the north; and unseems Mexican (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1834 UT July 26