domenica 8 settembre 2019

Glenn Hauser logs September 7-8, 2019

** ALBANIA. 13665, Sept 7 at 1229, discussion in English, soon mixed with Chinese, a dead giveaway, and 1230 `Takeaway Chinese` show. It`s CRI as scheduled 1100-1300 in English via Cërrik. Not much else on band except Cuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 341 kHz, Sept 7 at 0603 UT, dash and YYU, 500 watts from Kapuskasing, Ontario, no trouble overriding my local on 341, EI. Per  this is ``TO BE DECOMMISSIONED 2019-10-10``
The same red warning is appended to several others I have extracted:

206 XBE Bearskin Lake ON 25
208 YSK Sanikiluaq NU 500
230 VG  Vermilion AB 1000
230 YD  Smithers BC 500
235 CN  Cochrane ON 100
241 YGT Igloolik NU 500
257 YXR Earlton ON 205
260 YSQ Atlin BC 1000
266 YFH Fort Hope ON 200
269 ZW  Teslin YT 1000
305 YQ  Churchill MB 500
323 UWP Argentia NL 550
343 YGO Gods Lake Narrows MB 200
344 YOP Rainbow Lake AB 500
368 YJF Fort Liarrd NT 500
373 ZFM Fort McPherson NT 40
380 YUB Tuktoyaktuk NT 2000
391 TK  Smithers - Telkwa BC 100

These are the only ones indicated with a specific date. A number of others still in the list are already labeled Decommissioned (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDIA. See OMAN [non]

** MEXICO. 800, Sept 7 at 1210, Spanish virtually zero-beat with KQCV OKC, which I null as much as possible; discussing border issues at Juárez; 1211 mentions ``Calibre``, keyword for XEROK, contraxion for ``Canal Libre``, as if it were still a ``clear channel``; 1211 rooster crows (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 870, Sept 7 as I try to ID the SS from the South as KFJZ Fort Worth [see U S A], by 1202 I am also hearing the choral Mexican NA from the SW, which has to be XETAR; 1204, multilingual XETAR IDs; 1208 fades up ``XETAR, Su voz en la Sierra Tarahumara``, but I`ve heard it much better before at SRS (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. RF 7 DTV, Sept 7 around 0415-0440 UT, KOCO ``5`` is on the verge, continually breaking up during the Jimmy Kimmel show and a bit of Nightline. One of my TV antennas has trouble getting a sufficient signal from our `local` ABC affiliate. So I have a fest snapping still after still of pixillated DTV breakup art, 67 of them; to be winnowed down to the best of the best with the most variety for my gallery. QRX (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. RF 36 DTV, Sept 7 at 1352 UT, some tropo from Tulsa area judging from maps and Bad signals, but this one decodes as: DTV 17-1 TBN HD. That is not helpful, but as confirms, this is the new repacked channel for 1000 kW, KDOR-TV in Bartlesville, ex-17; so it will not interfere any more with Enid`s K17JN-D, whatever its masquerade. PSIP lineup:
17-1, TBN HD
17-2, Hilsong [sic, gotta delete a letter to get it down to 7]
17-3, COMBO
17-4, Enlace
17-5, TBN SD disagrees on a couple: 17-3 JUCE; 17-5 Salsa. As with some multi-casters, it could be certain subchannels are timeshared, so the other names might apply elsewhen? It still seems strange that 36 will soon be the top of the UHF TV band. Bring back 83! (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OMAN [non]. 9620, Sept 7 at 1443, since I have the OH5AE SDR in Finland up to check WOR, also try for RSO English hour as reported recently reactivated. Instead, S Asian talk with some hum, squeal and distortion, and no trace of Oman. 1445 ID in passing as All India Radio, as scheduled 250 kW from Aligarh in Sindhi at 1230-1500, among other transmissions on 9620 --- not a good spot for RSO anyway (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** TURKEY. 9830, Sept 7 at 2222, VOT on today unlike yesterday, but VP with flutter, music (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 293 kHz, Sept 7 at 0601 UT, ND beacon FBY, which is 25 watts from Fairbury, Nebraska, logged a few times before. ATM I notice that my line noise level abates below 300 kHz (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1998 monitoring: Ivo Ivanov reports from Bulgaria: ``GERMANY, World of Radio#1998 via Hamburger Lokalradio, September 7:
0630-0700 6190 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg CeEu English Sat, fair to good``

Barely confirmed audible on 9485-CUSB Hamburger Lokalradio, via OH5AE SDR, Sat Sept 7 at 1445, vs heavy splash from 9490 Romania. Before that undetectable on UTwente SDR. 

Alan Gale reports: ``Hi Glenn, I'm hearing World of Radio here in north west England again today, not very strong but it's definitely there on 9485 kHz and even came up a bit towards the middle part but then faded out completely after around 1450 UT. 

I tried it on my SDRplay today and found that a USB bandwidth of around 1.5 kHz worked best, but with the splatter it wasn't easy to understand too much of what was being said, especially with some fading on the signal as well. As you can see from the waterfall  display, a LSB signal would have no trouble at all, it's just the upper sideband that is suffering, and even a double sideband AM signal would probably fare better as you could at least tune lower or use your IF shift to remove some of the splatter. Alan.`` 

Also confirmed, Sat Sept 7 at 2100 on WRMI 9955 after IS & ID loop, S9-S7 and fluttery, upcut at ``---with World of Radio 1998``.

NOT confirmed UT Sunday Sept 8 at 0130 on WRMI 5850, which had been our only WRMI frequency across North America; instead music, and soon VORW mailbag. WRMI sked has been revised to show 5850 // 5010 during this hour but still claims WOR on both now; while VORW was already scheduled this hour on UT Fridays; a mistake, John, or a change? I do confirm that much weaker 5010 is now // 5850. And not // to any of the others WRMIs.

Confirmed UT Sunday Sept 8 at 0347 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, Wentzville MO, about 12 minutes into so started late around 0335; good S9+20 but considerable storm crashes, from eastern NM into the OK panhandle.
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 6160v? to WSW
0330 UT Monday    WRMI 9955 to SSE
0930 UT Monday    Unique Radio 3210 or 5045-USB NSW ND
1130 UT Monday    Unique Radio 3210 or 5045-USB NSW ND
1816 UT Monday    IRRS 7290 Romania ND
0100 UT Tuesday   WRMI 7780 to NE
0800 UT Tuesday   Unique Radio 3210 or 5045-USB NSW [2 episodes] ND
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. 5085, Sat Sept 7 at 2330 and later, WTWW-2 sig is not very big, but as also on L&C webcast, just hamstuff, no Theatre Organ in the Ozarx. Now the website says: ``Listen to Bob Heil's Organ Music  On WTWW Airs Saturdays 8 pm on 5085!`` But is that very old or very new info? If CDT that would be 0100 UT Sunday (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 870, Sept 7 at 1151 UT I`m up again hoping to ID the Spanish gospel huxtering from the south which seems like it has to be KFJZ Fort Worth, contrary to format listings. There he is; but at 1157, a bit of hymn, no ID and sudden switch to another program, ``Renuevas ---`` algo, with a YL pushing something for $29 which seems to be secular. Phone number frequently edited in with another OM voice, 1-888-366-2340. Reverse phone number uplooking is no fun unless you are prepared to pay unknown websites. Fading down some, meanwhile mostly separable XETAR fading up from 1202 past 1205; see MEXICO (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific JBA MW carrier search, Sept 7 at 1153: 747, 774, 828 all from the NW, the Big Three from NHK Japan; no others noted as I am also DXing 10-kHz channels (Glenn Hauser, OK,, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 0439 UT September 8