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Glenn Hauser logs Aug 18, 19, 21-23, 2019

** CHINA. CNR1 jammer survey Aug 22 at 1349-1359:
11120, Chinese S3-S5
9230, Chinese S5-S7
12190, Chinese, S5-S7
12820, Chinese, S4-S6
None higher up to 15 MHz, skipping the JBA carrier on 13150 which must be local mix of RHC 11760 + KCRC 1390 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND. 9760, Thu Aug 22 at 0614-0615* huge S9-S6 dead air, presumably RNZI which during its Thursday maintenance period is liable to test frequencies beyond their scheduled hours. Signal level is much like the SSOB we get from RNZI on 9700 before 0600. Richard Langley, visiting California, also had unID on 9760 a bit earlier:

``As noted here in Indian Wells this evening (22 August UT), there was a strong carrier on 9760 kHz with test tones before 0430 UT, then a straight carrier continuously except for a couple of brief pauses and then around 0500, a wideband signal appeared, presumably DRM. But from whom? RNZI? Anyone else with DRM capability use this frequency?`` The question is whether 9700-AM was on as usual at 05-06; if so, both transmitters would have been running. Hours for 9760 are DRM only, 1936-2058 on Sunday-Friday (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. RF 28, Aug 22 at 1437 UT, 44-1 Ion is decoding, along with 44-2 Qubo, 44-3 IonPlus, 44-4 Shop, 44-5 QVS, 44-6 HSN, i.e. the usual six channels on Ion stations like KOPX OKC. Lacking any real callsign ID, we know this one is really megawatt KTPX-TV Okmulgee for the Tulsa market; shows 44-3 as Ion Life instead. No, it`s now IonPlus as on KOPX, RF 18, 62-3, OKC.

An hour earlier, KWOU 88.1 Woodward was way above normal level for `Stardate` so I knew there was some tropo; and good thing I made the DTV bandscan, since Hepburn`s tropo predixion maps showed no enhancement at all reaching Enid from either direxion. And his link to Mountainlake for current conditions still lands on blank maps.

Only other DTV DX decoding is RF 20, KQCW-HD 19-1; but plenty of Bad signals from the OKC-aimed antenna thru the STB: 8, 10, 11, 12, 21, 22, 31, 34, 36, 45, mostly correlating with Tulsa market (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 10000, Aug 23 at 0010, WWV with its announcement every hour during this minute referring to a survey to be found at --- dodmars is spelt fonetikaly, no dot betwixt.
However, my browser blox it, changing to:
Not to be confused with sexercises; there is more than one survey; we non-Marsians are interested in the one linked about WWV:
It would be a good idea for all SWLs to fill this in, reasserting that WWV/H are still very much useful for us (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1996, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also UNIDENTIFIED!

** U S A. 13306-USB, Aug 22 at 1359, JBA New York Radio assigning backup frequency 17946 to some flight, then selcall tones. (Are these constantly reassigned to current flights/planes, or always pertaining to only one? It would seem there could not be enough tones for the latter.) EiBi shows 13306 is shared with other ground stations on the North Atlantic route: Gander, Keflavík, Shanwick, Santa Maria = Açores (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1995 monitoring: confirmed Wednesday August 21 at 2100 on WRMI 9955, but upcut JIP ``...with World of Radio 1995``. Who says that?? It had been on since at least 2058 tune-in with IS & ID loop, good at S9 to S9+10.

Also confirmed at same time on WBCQ 7490+, JBA in hi line noise level and not synchronized with WRMI.

Also confirmed UT Thursday August 22 at 0100 on WRMI 7780, fair vs HLNL.

WORLD OF RADIO 1996 contents: Armenia, Ascension, Australia, Bangladesh, Bulgaria, China, Cuba, Faroe Islands, Greenland, Iceland, India, Kashmir non, Korea North, Korea South, México, Myanmar and non, North America, Oman, Solomon Islands, Taiwan and non, Ukraine, UAE, USA, Uzbekistan, Zambia; and the propagation outlook

WOR 1996 ready for first broadcasts Friday August 23:

[Unique Radio, NSW on hiatus pending repairs]

2200 UT Friday    WRMI 9955 to SSE
0130 UT Saturday  WRMI 7780 to NE
0629vUT Saturday  HLR 6190-CUSB Germany to WSW
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 SSW
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 6160v? to WSW
0330 UT Monday    WRMI 9955 to SSE
1816 UT Monday    IRRS 7290 Romania ND
0100 UT Tuesday   WRMI 7780 to NE
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 to SSE
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday  WRMI 7780 to NE

WOR times have changed on our longstanding webcasting affiliate, The Global Voice - Radio for All, to Sat 0600 & Mon 1700 UT, via  Radio for All as Managing Director Chrissie Cochrane tells us. While there check out their other programming (WORLD OF RADIO 1996)

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

** U S A [and non]. Re: ``WORLD OF RADIO 1995 monitoring: [...] Not confirmed UT Mon Aug 19 at 0300 on Area 51 webcast, which is down (while 7490 is running); earlier at 0230 I found WBCQ 5130.34 was JBA; and after 0300 even with NB & NR engaged could only detect a JBA carrier and maybe a trace of audio, probably me.``

Larry Will, Maryland, of Area 51 explains on the WOR io group: ``At 0115 a strong thunderstorm with lots of lightning passed through our place in Mount Airy, and at 0127 our power failed. The UPS protecting the radios and computers actually lasted longer than the internet, which gave up the ghost at about 0135. Power was not restored here until the early morning. No damage here, but there were multiple reports of power poles snapped by the storm in the immediate area. So Area 51 was off after 0130 or so last night. Lw`` (Glenn Hauser, WORLD OF RADIO 1996, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7490.2, UT Thu Aug 22 at 0058, I`m hearing Morse code on WBCQ: not QRM but tones modulated on usual AM carrier. I guess contained in the Spanish program `Antena DX` at 0030-0100 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. (15825), Sunday August 18 after 1600, quick check of WWCR-1 webcast confirms they are still playing Latin mass during this semihour; a rather strange accent I hear, but then I am partial to classical, not church Latin (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1210, Aug 22 at 0557 UT, with KGYN OK to the west nulled as much as possible, different talkshow with YL, and ``resuming Beyond Reality Radio``, which we have previously matched to cheating 50 kW daytimer-only, WJNL Kingsley MI; however KGYN is gaining with the usual SAH of almost 3 Hz, and I can`t read the rapid multi-station ID from the WJML group just before hourtop 0600 UT bong and news, but not sure if CBS. At least the high line noise level is not affecting this MW area now, tho still roaring higher e.g. 7 MHz band. 

WJNL has now been doing this for at least two months. BTW, they are also the only 1210 listed affiliate of the self-confessed psychotic Alex Jones whom someone heard replayed later in the madrugada as an unID 1210. I was pleased to see he has only one affiliate in Oklahoma, as far as possible from here, Idabel, KBEL 1240, which I have never heard (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. More follow-ups on 1560 KGOW, Vietnamese from Bellaire TX:

Stephen Luce, Houston, Texas, Aug 20 on the WOR io group: ``Glenn, it appears the KGOW night site might be out of whack.  See the Houston board on for more:`` also referred to that by Artie Bigley, OH.

KGOW was originally running a 9!-tower direxional array. Here is the most recent item in the correspondence folder, also revealing where the call letters come from (gh)


ENGINEER: Joseph Szczesny

TELEPHONE: (202) 418-2700
APPLICATION STATUS: (202) 418-2730

FACSIMILE: (202) 418-1410


September 12, 2018

David Gow, CEO GOW Media, LLC 5353 West Alabama, Suite 415 Houston, TX 77056
Re: GOW Media, LLC (GML) KGOW(AM), Bellaire, TX
Facility Identification Number: 17389 
Special Temporary Authority (STA) BESTA-20 18081 3AAG

Dear Mr. Gow:
This is in reference to the request filed on August 18, 2018. GML requests a further extension of the STA granted on June 28, 2016, to continue operating daytime using the licensed 15 kW nighttime site array pending the filing of the required FCC Form 302 application to update all operating parameters due to repairs made over the past two years.1

In support of the request, GML stated that all repairs were completed with exception of the replacement 50 kW daytime site transmitter (new parts on order).

Requests for extension of STA will be granted only where the licensee can show that one or more of the following criteria have been met:

• Restoration of licensed facilities is complete and testing is underway;
• Substantial progress has been made during the most recent STA period toward restoration of licensed operation; or

• No progress has been made during the most recent STA period for reasons clearly beyond the licensee's control, and the licensee has taken all possible steps to expeditiously resolve the problem. Accordingly, the request for extension of the STA IS HEREBY GRANTED, and GML may continue to operate day and night from the nighttime transmitter site using the currently licensed 15 kW nighttime site array. GML must use whatever means are necessary to protect workers and the public from exposure to radio frequency radiation in excess of the Commission's exposure guidelines.

'KGOW(AM) is licensed for DA operation on 1560 kHz with 46 kW day and 15 kW night, using different patterns at different sites.

See 47 CFR § 1.1310. GML must file the application to update all operating parameters, or submit an e-mail to my attention to confirm the date the station was able to resume the separate licensed daytime site and nighttime site operations (per BL-201 1 12O5ALL with negligible changes).

This authority expires on March 12, 2019.

vJseph S,Tineer Audio Diition Media Bureau [sic]
cc: Barry A. Friedman, Esq. (via email only)

[Joseph Szczesny --- his own signature messed up the text copying]

HOWEVER our easy reception to the N and NW implies it is the day pattern being used at night, rather than night pattern day and night --- or maybe they just gave up and are non-direxional.

Steven Luce replies again, Aug 22: ``KGOW is using its night site at night; easy to DF here in Houston as the day site is to the south and the night site to the west. The night site has the nine towers, but apparently now out of whack`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 10002.43, Aug 23 at 0010 as I am checking out WWV`s temporary MARS announcement until tomorrow, there is RTTY QRM, measured to a zero-beat here. Carlie Forsythe in Madison WI had also noted this to the ODXA iog after 0305 UT Aug 21: ``And RTTY clearly audible first beneath WWV on 10 MHz, then beneath both WWV and WWVH on the same frequency. What the?! :( `` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

This report dispatched at 0358 UT August 23