mercoledì 21 agosto 2019

Glenn Hauser logs August 19-20-21, 2019

** CHINA [and non[. CNR1 jammer survey, Aug 20 from 1355:
9215, JBA talk at 1355
9155, Chinese JBA at 1356
10920, Chinese at 1358
11170, Chinese, S5-S9 with flutter
11440, Chinese JBA

12880, open carrier with flutter, S9-S6 at 1400; jammer not turned off yet
13270, CBS Sports Radio at 1402 --- oh2, this is local overload mix between 11880 CRI bigsig via Cuba plus 1390 KCRC. It`s also a listed possible SOH/jamming frequency as well as N American VOLMET on USB (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. CNR1 jammer survey, Aug 21 from 1335:
9230, Chinese good S9-S6
9155, // 9230 but weaker
11100, Chinese S6-S7
11785, Chinese usual bigsig jammer
12800, Chinese S8-S9
14980, JBA carrier, nothing further in the 12s, 13s, 14s 

** OKLAHOMA [and non]. 90.1, Aug 20 at 0625 UT, KUCO relaying TheClassicalStation, WCPE in NC, but still out-of-phase during WCPE announcement making it very low-level; I had already notified WCPE about this as in previous report, so asked again, and got this reply:

``Good Day Glenn, Yesterday our Engineering Manager instructed KUCO’s engineers to check the wiring from the satellite receiver (that receives WCPE) to their board for a possible crossover affecting our signal. We believe that this is the issue and are waiting for their confirmation. We are sorry for the delay in resolving the issue. I will write to you again after we have further discussion with KUCO. Best Regards, Gregg Cockroft, Engineer, Wake Forest, NC  27588``

90.1, Aug 21 at 0559 UT, no more suppressed audio, so I then reply:

``Gregg, Thanks for following up on this. Last night it was back to normal on the break after Beethoven`s 7th at 1:59 am ET. So the problem was definitely at KUCO as you suggested? If so, apologies for assuming it was at WCPE. 

BTW, listening on headphones, I could even hear the ``subaudible`` cue tone before the ID, but KUCO did not catch it; instead we heard the WCPE etc. legal ID. I think this happens frequently anyway. What is the pitch of that tone? Glenn``

It’s a 35 Hz tone on the left channel (Dick Storck, Network Operations Manager, WCPE)

No further replies yet (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SAUDI ARABIA. 17895 & 17615+ off-frequency, Aug 20 at 1432, JBA carriers are the OSOB and SSOB, matching SRI/SBA (but not 17705); not even 17775 KVOH detectable (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 332 kHz, Aug 20 at 0611 UT, beacon IC. Looked up at --- ``332 IC USA KS WICHITA - PICNIC 400 37 34 42 -97 27 21`` ! This is quite close, but think I have not heard it before; reactivated? 400 watts; I was axually tuned to 331. No idea what the Picnic nickname has to do with it; searching fruitless.

The other beacon resource: has a different but similar nickname, Piche, also with IC contained; 6.2 is the repetition period in seconds; 25 is the contradicted power in watts, and I would go with this, it`s so weak:

``332 IC 1044 1050 6.2 'Piche' Wichita KS EM17gn 25 NOTAMR J0463/17 NDB IC 245 KHZ WITHDRAWN 1807171411 PERM 20180830 Tony reports it is on the air AB AZ BC CA CO IA IL KS MI MN MO MT NC NE NV OH OR TN TX UT 181 1990-01-02 2019-08-06``.

Still waiting for some Y-call beacons from Canada to start propagating again, if any be left (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1995 monitoring: confirmed Monday August 19 at 1816.5 on IRRS Ireland/Italy via ROMANIA, 7290, VG via UTwente SDR; started monitoring circa 1809 to nothing but noise, ACI, but *1811 open carrier on quiets everything, almost, huge signal. 1814.5 JIP modulation, something incomplete about voting rights for ex-felons? 1815 ``Triumphal March from Aïda`` theme by Verdi for a sesquiminute, no IRRS ID or sign-on at all, then immediately into WOR.

Missed checking next airing UT Tue Aug 20 at 0100 on WRMI 7780; did anyone hear it? 

How about Unique Radio, NSW? Website says as of 1550 UT August 21: ``NB *3210 KHz And 5045 KHz are off the air at present due to either a feed or antenna problem. There is also a power supply issue which will also need to be rectified. All faults will be rectified when time is available for repairs & funds are available. Unique Radio may also come online soon.``

2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 to SSE
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday  WRMI 7780 to NE

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

** U S A [and non]. 7490.182v, Aug 19 at 1845 during a pause in my high line noise level, I check for anything on 40m --- and there is a JBA signal from WBCQ; presumably extended TOMBS instead of 9330 which is no longer available --- altho it really is, as long as WLC has not really started 24/7. Overcomer website is far outdated, as of June, claiming still to be on 9330 24h, and on 7490 only at 22-23 UT! Altho has also been running most nights from 0100-- until?? Evidently also BSing way before ``normal`` programming start most weekdays at 2000 with `Financial Survival`, but how early is it really starting?

Also, website claims this in red: ``The Overcomer Ministry is expanding its Shortwave outreach with new 300,000 watt transmitters that will cover the entire world from Bulgaria, along with transmitters in Florida, Maine, and Tennessee…Not to mention, several AM/FM stations that cover many regions of the United States. <<CLICK HERE>> to see the current RADIO LOG`` --- Really? At least TWO NEW 300 KW in Bulgaria? No one else knows about this (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7780, Aug 19 at 1847, JBA carrier signifying WRMI is really on, #1 transmitter now scheduled 17-20 with TOMBS, // 9395 #6 at 10-20 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1210, Aug 21 at 0609 UT, YL talk, with KGYN OK nulled as much as possible, and the local line noise level abated, making 176/minute SAH of almost 3 Hz; presumed Beyond Reality Radio as on 50 kW daytimer WJNL Kingsley MI still running at night, but I still need to re-get definite ID/local ads (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. (1560), as per previous report, Viet Radio KGOW Bellaire-Houston TX program schedule shows Chamber Music, Mondays at 2000-2030 UT, so August 19 I go out of my way to monitor the webcast. NO, no chamber music to be heard, rather talk and then some soft songs which might be ``love songs`` as claimed for the other Chamber Music slot. Before 2030 I hear again the commercial for Amarillo Home Roofing, which exists in Houston if not Amarillo. Searching leads to their disgraced Facebook site as really Amarillo HomeS, Roofing (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1580, Aug 21 at 0621 UT, with nearest KOKB Blackwell OK nulled as much as possible, luck into an ID for ``KHGG-AM 1580 and 101.1 FM``. That`s 49 watts at night from Van Buren AR, alluding to some Ark team named for hogs. Probably this is the one making a reverb slight echo against KOKB, also 49 watts! when both are on Fox Sports Radio (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. The second hour of `On Point` from WBUR Boston via KOSU OK, Aug 21 at 1506-1538 UT was about a subject dear to my heart, the semi-colon; which far too many writers avoid employing: -- audio available soon (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VIETNAM [non]. 7315, Aug 20 at 0155, not Voice of Vietnam in English scheduled until 0200, but gospel song with guitar, and 0157 WHRI ID and promos; too early for VOV to be over, so another screwup by WHR? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1161 kHz, Aug 20 at 0544 UT, quite a het upon 1160 KSL, but heard on DX-398 only, not R-75, red flag that it`s not really there. In a quick 9-kHz bandscan I also hear a signal on 774. Both of them at about the same bearing, 10/190 degrees. Guess what, these are harmonically related 2 x 387 and 3 x 387 kHz. I do have a JBA carrier on the fundamental, but surely receiver birdies and not a beacon (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA carrier search, Aug 20 at 0550 hears some on 621 and 909 kHz, maybe Canary and UK; must beware of local receiver products on 9-kHz spacing, such as 1161 and 774; also something NE/SW at 0544 on 1413 kHz, but rather too late for the superpowers in Moldova, Oman (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1560, Aug 21 at 0623 UT, English talk roughly E/W with KGOW Vietnamese from the SSE nulled as much as possible, making a SAH of 140/minute = 2.33 Hz. The only major signals at night are far away, WFME 50 kW in NYC, Family Radio; and KNZR 10 kW Bakersfield CA, news/talk (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 13615, Aug 20 at 1403, multitones remind me of the hybrid DRM from WINB normally on 15115-15120 at this hour; not heard now but audible on the latter at 1428. Even Hans Johnson of WINB (if not at WINB) says he does not know what these are; but AFAIK it`s the only DRM not occupying full 10-kHz bandwidth with noise; also applying to other WINB frequencies (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1844 UT August 21