sabato 31 agosto 2019

Glenn Hauser logs August 28-29-30, 2019

** BRAZIL. 4885+, Aug 28 at 0617, JBA carrier just enough to tell it`s slightly offset+plus, but is it R. Clube do Pará or the usual understation, Rdif. Acreana, Rio Branco. Can anyone confirm which or both still active? Someone was wondering if these stations had burned up, but I would not expect that in the cities rather than the jungle. I was lucky to detect this much before 2.6 inches of rain abated my line noise level (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. CNR1 jammer survey, Aug 29 at 1356:
10160, Chinese, VP
11100, Chinese, VP
11460, Chinese, then music, S4-S7
Three more WOOB JBA carriers on 12350, 13150 an 13320 compute to be 1390 KCRC mixtures with RHC or RM on 13740, 11760, 11930 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 7600, Aug 30 at 1321, CNR1 jammer, S5-S7 vs intermittent RTTY 7597, // 9680 but no highers found.

At least I can DX the 7 MHz band, as we got 2.6 inches of rain! since 0730 UT which washed out the high line noise, probably temporarily; and now I can hear the weaker lightning crashes. Aoki/NDXC shows 7600 is a Sound of Hope frequency available 23 hours a day, so so is the jamming (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA. 7255-, Aug 28 at 0607 check, NO signal from VON. How can a major (well at least high-power) world broadcaster be so unreliable? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1490, Aug 30 at 1652 UT and still past 1730, DEAD AIR form KMFS Guthrie, a tremendous improvement over the usual gospel huxtering: no one at station may care, or cannot even stand it either enough to monitor when it break down (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. Correxion: The TBN ``14`` call on RF 15 is KTBO, not KOPX, which is the Ion station. Fixed:

I had not checked OKC DTV stations during the storm, but bandscan Aug 27 at 1817 and 1930 UT finds RF 15 and 16 missing! I.e. TBN 14 and Daystar 46, nothing but gospel huxters. Both KTBO and KOCM-DT are back at next check 0450 UT Aug 28, but KOCM signal is Bad, mostly not decoding (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. Tonight [UT Thursday Aug 29] I am getting extremely strange stuff in Enid on RF ch 17, which I assume is just the local 3ABN transmitter K17JN-D (altho there are signs of tropo on some other, open channels).

First tuned around 0400 UT Aug 29, re-surveyed after 0500. Around 0430 I snapped a number of photos. EVERYTHING is totally broken up. There is too much of it to capture for my DTV Pixillated Video Art Gallery!

But here are what I snapped, mostly on different subchannels one after another, but not keeping track of exactly which be which. Some are partially recognizable, others pure ART, as also linked from ---

1: some Russian visible
2: Smart Life Style
5: art
6: Unsupported Audio Codec error message
7: sharp art
8: blurry art
9: 3-4 Persian, 3ABN visible
10: sharp art, phone number 618 627 4651
11: cooking show
12: blurry art
13: blurry with English text
14: Russian, with vladimir in Roman
15: Russian, with numbers

On the STB PSIP display, DTV 59-1 thru 59-7, similar lineup to what has for the Amarillo ch 17,
{e.g, K17HI Amarillo
17.2:E:_3Abn Proclaim
17.3:E:Dare to Dream
17.4:S:_3Abn Latino
17.5:E:_3Abn Radio
17.6:S:_3Abn Latino Rad
17.7:E:R. 74}
including some audio only channels such as 59.7 Radio 74 which we also get on 89.3 KIEL Loyal.

59!!! we have never had an original 59 around here and has only two stations on it elsewhere.

On my SANYO DTV these display as 17- whatever and keep going to 8, 10, 11, 13, 61, 71, 75, 111, 122, 133, 201 and finally 202, as I keep changing channel upward, none of these having been programmed in. Some are labeled AUDIO ONLY, which I think I have never seen before on OTA DTV. Some are UNSUPPORTED AUDIO CODEC. 17-8 has glimpses of Russian text, NADEZHDA bug. All are breaking up video and/or audio, even tho the STB signal meter is strong, not steady but fluxuating, still well into the Good range.

Here is the lineup as best I can determine:

59-1 thru 59-7 display as such only on the STB, none higher like on the Sanyo as 17-1 thru 202

UAC = unsupported audio codec error message mid-screen

59-1 3ABN-EN            
59-2 3ABN-PR            
59-3 black and silent    
59-4 black and silent ---
59-5 3ABN-RD            
59-6 3ABN-RL audio only  
59-7 Radio 74 audio only

17-1 3ABN bug LR [main channel]
17-2 will not tune, skips to 4
17-3 will not tune, skips to 4
17-4 audio only
17-6 will not tune, skips to 8
17-7 will not tune, skips to 8
17-8 Russian UAC Nadezhda bug
17-13 HIS LIGHT - LLBN; was organ music earlier
17-61 UAC AID (?) bug
17-71 UAC ?? no bug visible
17-75 illegible bug, English?
17-111 audio only, language? The break-ins are so brief it`s hard to recognize the language
17-122 audio only language?
17-133 audio only Spanish? No, I don`t think so
17-201 Hope Channel bug UR, program earlier Real Family Talk
17-202 UAC Spanish, Lugar de Paz visible; bug UR Esperanza TV [Hope]

Recheck around 1500 UT, same things. WHAT IS GOING ON HERE? Thanks, (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, WTFDA gg via WORLD OF RADIO 1997, DXLD)

Same thing happening following days, still morning of Aug 30 (gh)

Glenn, The info you refer to (channel lineup) is from the Galaxy 19 Ku satellite (transponder 11842 H). See attached jpeg. The 3ABN feeds are on the same satellite. (Scroll down to 11842 H and you will see the list)

So this has to be coming from one of your local LD's or DTV repeater stations that are sending out that satellite MUX. IF they are not supposed to be doing that, then someone obviously changed something in their satellite receiver from what you have been familiar seeing.

You can always send an email to the owner...?

Clarion Broadcasting Group, Inc.
Ardmore, Oklahoma
Rodney Phillips

Or the engineer...
Kevin Fisher
Smith and Fisher LLC
(Jim Thomas, Springfield, Missouri, ibid.)

I believe Jim's analysis is spot on. Someone made a mistake and is trying to stuff the 35 or 40 Mbps DVB-S satellite transponder through the 19 Mbps OTA transmitter, which is causing your awful breakup and the long and somewhat incoherent-seeming list of channels. I don't know quite why it's mapping to 59-x, that's weird, but the rest of it makes perfect sense.(- Trip Ericson, Aug 29, ibid.)

I am not going to try to contact them, rather monitor how long this monstrosity continue, as there is no programming I wish to receive in the clear, nor likely any Enidian, as there has been zero local publicity that this thing even exist (gh, DXLD)

** SAUDI ARABIA. 15205.108, Aug 29 at 1742, Qur`an at S7-S8. Riyadh scheduled 16-18, 500 kW at 320 degrees supposedly not beyond W Europe CIRAF 27-28 but also USward.

11820.045, Aug 29 at 1801, Arabic talk but will soon be Qur`aning reliably here afternoons; same parameters as 15205+, 500 k@ at 320 degrees toward Europe and beyond. Could even be same transmitter if they do not overlap (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 9515.643, Aug 29 at 0302 VOT English to NAm VG S9+10 but knocked way off-frequency; slight distortion, hum. As Ivo says, ``Something`s always wrong at the TRT Voice of Turkey Emirler [note spelling] transmitting station`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1997, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1996 monitoring: confirmed Wed Aug 28 at 2100:01 on WRMI 9955, JIP as ``---with World of Radio 1996``, after IS & ID loop from at least 2058. Simultaneous WBCQ 7490+ is a JBA carrier in HLNL, but at 2124 check of webcast, NOT WOR, but a religious program `Lifeline`. However, at 2131 WOR starts instead of Goddess Irina. Meanwhile I have inquired of the boardops if this be a permanent change? No, Robert says it`s a timing issue, back to normal next week. [WORLD OF RADIO 1997]

Also confirmed UT Thu Aug 29 at 0100 on WRMI 7780 --- as usual VP here, but this time I check UTwente SDR and find a VG signal! As it is supposed to be, aimed at Europe rather than off the side thisaway, for all our listeners in the middle of their night, as well as five more airings in the 0100-0300 span.

WORLD OF RADIO 1997 Contents: Antarctica, Australia and non, Bougainville, Brasil, Canada, China, Cuba, France/Germany, Indonesia, International Waters, Ireland, Japan/Korea North non, México, Mongolia, Netherlands non, Nigeria, North America, Norway, Oklahoma, Papua New Guinea, Romania, Sudan, Turkey, USA, Vietnam non; and the propagation outlook. Ready by 0305 UT Aug 30 for first airings:

2200 UT Friday    WRMI 9955 to SSE
0130 UT Saturday  WRMI 7780 to NE
0630 UT Saturday  HLR 6190-CUSB Germany to SSW
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

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

** U S A. 5800, Aug 28 at 0610, trace of music, could be // 9395, not 5950; the strange WRMI ``test frequency`` they hope to keep on the air even if all the other transmitters have to close down during high winds from Dorian, even power outage.

This further raises the question, is 5800 really somewhere else than Okeechobee? Like maybe the abandoned 9955 site Hialeah? WRMI has been very mum about this; altho in Jeff`s HFCC 100 kW at Okeechobee is also claimed for 5800 since ``RMI`` means Okeechobee, only; but would not be the only imaginary info in HFCC. Ivo still employs the obsolete site abbr. YFR (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9475, Aug 30 at 0407, WTWW-1 on the air with day frequency at night, no 5830; here it`s holding up at S9/+20 with hateful SFAW, referring to ``Governor Chickenlooper down in Colorado``. Wonder if this be more recent than by defunct PPPP (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1520, Aug 28 at 0618 UT, stupid sports talk vs KOKC, especially when nulled, but making fast SAH. In past this has proven to be KOLM Rochester MN, must be on 10 kW day power rather than 800 watts night U8. KOKC has hobbled itself by refusing to fix its tornado-damaged antenna, staying with STA of 10 or 12 kW ND, rather than 50/50 kW U2 as it is still licensed, per new NRC AM Log, which does not get into STAs no matter how non-temporary (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 10125-LSB, Aug 30 at 1334, INTRUDER, 2-way lots of laughter, sorta Spanish, maybe Tagalog; within what is supposed to be a strictly non-phone ``30m`` hamband (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 13572.75, Aug 30 at 1340, Spanish 2-way INTRUDERS, about putas and whistling (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 15283.0, Aug 29 at 1440, S6-S4 carrier with flutter, maybe trace of music? Same time as much stronger 15300 carrier, probably unrelated, and no match on 15317 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 15300, Aug 29 at 1438, S9-S7 open carrier with Doppler flutter; intriguing. HFCC has nothing ever scheduled on 15300 except RFI elsewhen (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 2115 UT August 30