** CUBA. 6060, June 1 at 0613, I notice that RHC English is missing here, still on 6010, 6125 and 6165 and assume 6060 is merely off; but by the time my bandscan surpasses 12 MHz, at 0618, there it is strong on 12120, fighting usual resident RTTY! The transmitter has been mistuned to its second harmonic, as there is still not a trace of RHC on 6060, tho something weak not // is there at 0619, maybe Brasil.
Altho strong, RHC and many other signals (such as at 0617, WHRI 11635, WEWN 11520 but also lower bands) have some flutter, certainly unusual that far south, explained by this from WWV:
``Geophysical Alert Message
Solar-terrestrial indices for 31 May follow.
Solar flux 102 and estimated planetary A-index 9.
The estimated planetary K-index at 0600 UTC on 01 June was 6.
Space weather for the past 24 hours has been moderate.
Geomagnetic storms reaching the G2 level occurred.
Radio blackouts reaching the R1 level occurred.
Space weather for the next 24 hours is predicted to be moderate.
Geomagnetic storms reaching the G2 level are likely.``
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** INDONESIA. 9680, June 1 at 1203, RRI atop co-channel from China/Taiwan radio war, with low audible heterodyne --- could be about 40 Hz instead of 400 Hz, 9680.4 where Carlos Gonçalves, Portugal, recently reported it a couple hours earlier. I never hear a het that far off (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** ISRAEL. 15850, June 1 at 0108, very poor music, but has to be Galei Zahal, which I hadn`t heard in a long time; not audible on 6885 if on (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. 710, Saturday June 1 at 1123 UT, Low German, very poor signal about to fade out, so XEDP, Ciudad Cuauhtémoc, Chihuahua (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. 790, June 1 at 1123, M&W talk in Spanish remnant a few minutes after sunrise here, NE/SW, must be Chihuahua or La Paz, both listed well less than 1 kW night power but 5 kW day power (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. Turn on and tune in at 2119 UT May 31 finds big TV Es opening in progress; as usual the 6m Es maps don`t reflect this:
All times and dates in UT!
2119, chs A2, A3 and A4 all with net-5 toons. Now the italic 5 in a circle bug is in lower right instead of upper right and has been enlarged, just what we DXers need! At 2122 on two sets I notice that the audio on 2 and 3 is an echo apart, still toon.
2120, ch A4 with some CCI to net-5.
2124, take some pix of toon on A3 with net-5 bug
2133, MUF now up to A5, peaks SSW. 2138 it`s net-5 too with Spongebob dubbed.
2140, A2 with forotv bug in LR, teleactiva elsewhere on screen, or CCI? The latter means it`s XEFB-TV in Monterrey NL, which also carries Foro per http://tvdxtips.com/mexlogosch2.html
2141, A2 with TV KIDZ bug in LL. What net/station is this program on?
2148, A2 with +v bug in UR during documentary with animated map. +v has a red background. So it`s XEWO-TV Guadalajara, a.k.a. Más Visión, and that in fact is the lettering below the +v logo. There is some 20 kHz CCI, meaning XEWO is offset; Danny says it is (appropriately) plus
2154, A2 with MTY bug in UR during gameshow? Or court show. Danny says this is now XHCNL in Saltillo, Coahuila, relaying ch 34 in MonTerreY
2203, A4 with Azteca-13 bug in UR during novela, photoed. The yellow wedge segment stands out. Snow-free peaks. W9WI.com shows there are ten possibilities of which seven are 10-100 kW. During this opening I did not see a single call-letter ID supered. By now lighting QRM is bothering, as there are storms building just south of here.
2208, A4 with Azteca Noticias - probably net-13 but could be 7
2209, A2 with Gala TV swirl bug in LR, CCI.
W9WI.com shows the ONLY Televisa 9 on A2 is
Hermosillo, SO XHHMA-TV 30,000 Z H 29-04-29N 110-57-35W XLIC
but this is outside the PTA (probable target area), and is probably misleading, as one of the Televisa Local stations could be carrying net-9 at the moment, other nets at other times: Mérida, Aguascalientes, Tepic, Nuevo Laredo, Ciudad Obregón
2216 on A4, Azteca 13 bug in UR again, novel
2221 on A3, American dubbed movie from net-5 – now the LR bug has been moved even further into screen because movie is letterboxed; snow-free peaks. XHBQ Zacatecas was the usual suspect past years, but W9WI.com now shows it`s changed to Televisa net-2! Besides two low-powers, W9WI.com shows the only high-power 5 on 2 is:
Zamorano, QT XEZ-TV 50,000 + H XLIC S:Televisa 5
which had been on net-2
It`s logistically difficult for me to DX FM and TV from the same shack location, so I move to the porch with the DX-398 to see if MUF is getting into FM: all I get is:
2232 on 87.75 = Ch A6 audio, Spanish kid voices, probably toon, gone at 2235, back at 2237. No Spanish Es found in FM band proper, but I checked the tornado TV relays around OKC; see OKLAHOMA
2246 on A2, XEWO-TV is back with +v but in UR, CCI, one of them with chat show or court show
2314 on A3, net-5 back with movie, bug in LR. After that opening fades to weak CCI and out, fortunately, just as tornado axion is really heating up in OKC (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MICRONESIA. 4755.5, June 1 at 1157, JBA carrier from PMA The Cross (always neighbor to double slightly stronger carriers on 4750 from Indonesia/Bangladesh/China?). PMA cutoff today seems closer to 1159:01* than 1159:00 as timed last few days. Never enough signal now to hear the tones which precede it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. FM bandscan 0054-0100 UT June 1 during heavy tornado outbreak in OKC:
Relaying KFOR-27 (``4``): 90.1 KCSC-FM (takes a lot to pull them away from classical); 94.7, 96.1, 98.5-Enid xltr, 101.9, 102.7, also 1000 KTOK
Relaying KOCO-7 (``5``): 100.5, 105.7=KROU relaying KGOU public radio (audible due to local 105.5 translator off); 98.9, 98.1, 96.9
Relaying KWTV-39 (``9``): 91.7 KOSU, 92.5, 93.3, 103.5, 104.1, 107.7, also KOKC 1520.
On regular schedule: 95.1 gospel huxter, 99.7 oldies. Others:
105.5, with local translator off, something promoing CBS Sports Radio
106.7, KTUZ with own tornado coverage in Spanish, but which TV station are they watching?
1460, no Spanish heard, KZUE El Reno may be OFF!
1340, KGHM, can`t make out whether talk is tornado or sports
1140, KRMP seems OFF!
930, WKY relays KOCO briefly then translates it to Spanish
890, KTLR Spanish mass
800, KQCV is OFF!
640, KWPN relaying KOCO like 100.5, but interrupted by NWS warning from Norman (sorry, but often what the local TV stations are saying is more timely and urgent than official NWS overrides! Which are maddeningly inhuman, plodding and repetitive). Then dead air; due to NWS, or lost STL??
The OFF AM stations may just be due to widespread power outages, many lines down; however KZUE 1460 on Radio Road just west of El Reno is about where the first tornado spawned.
There is tropo TVDX from the north keeping me up late, so one further check before sleep:
640, at 0641 UT, KWPN is on now, ID with WWLS 98.1 FM (which stole its call)
After sunrise, what`s happening? Now it`s June, the shortest nights of the year, with OKC FCC SR/SS times for e.g. KQCV as 1115/0145 UT.
640, KWPN at 1124 with sportstalk
800, KQCV is still OFF at 1122, 1138, 1155 chex. Too late already for XEROK, but I wonder what else I might get on groundwave without KQCV? KDDD Dumas TX would be best bet from the Panhandle, but only 250 watts; two more low-powers in Arkansas and a 1 kW in eastern MO. Storm noise level from SE OK is still too high, especially on low-band blocking DX
890, KTLR at 1131 is open carrier; by next check 1138 on with unrelated talk, still on at 1155
1000, KTOK at 1138 with dog & flea infomercial
1140, KRMP at 1127 seems OFF; I am hearing Spanish music from E/W = Arkansas, and Spanish talk weak from N/S, probably XEMR NL. But at 1155 KRMP is on with local talk
1340, KGHM at 1130 better sex life infomercial, not sports; but 1136 local tornado damage talk
1490, KMFS Guthrie is OFF! But if it were on, would only be plugged into Jimmy Swaggart network
1520, KOKC at 1138, vitamin-D pusher infomercial after offensive anti-government promos for Savage Nation and Herman Cain
At 1307 UT I start another bandscan this time on the more sensitive parked car radio:
800, KQCV still off at 1307, no DX audible vs noise level
890, KTLR damage discussion in English, from a TV station?
930, WKY, Spanish conversation about casualties, back to music 1308
1000, KTOK, planning for crisis – not this, but aged parents infomercial
1140, KRMP now with soul music at 1309
1220, KTLV, cannot detect any signal, but inconclusive
1340, KGHM, sports talk at 1310
1460, KZUE El Reno still OFF at 1311, but two hours after sunrise residual skywave on hiband, something JBA in English, SAH from weaker
1490, KMFS still off but at least two weak skywaves, KTOP? and ?
1520, KOKC, medical infomercial
1560, KEBC Del City at 1312 with Stella Italian Restaurant in OKC ad, but will not stray from all-comedy format
Final check before finishing this report, 1546-1550 UT June 1:
800 is back on, shux with gospel huxter.
Also on: 640, 890, 930, 1000, 1140, 1340, 1490, 1520, 1560 with regular programming. 1560 repeats the Stella ad at 1548. 930 is in dead air, but resumes música at 1552.
That leaves only 1460 KZUE still missing.
OKC TV stations Saturday morning: before 1300 UT, KFOR is in kidvid, incredibly, while KWTV, KOCO and KOKH are assessing tornado damage; KFOR joins in after 1300, but all are done with it by 1400. Except KOKH-24 ``Fox 25`` is still/back with it at 1453, standing by for a press conference from Canadian County, joined by KOCO but not KWTV or KFOR, still in kidvid past 1500!
So far I have provided a lot more specific info as there is nothing new yet at OK radiodiscussions.com and some griping at okctalk.com
Enid suffered NO tornadoes or any storms in the May 31-June 1 outbreak; we were barely on the safe edge of the storm area which did cover the southeastern third of our county Garfield. Yet some of our stations are disrupted or missing the morning of June 1:
92.1, KAMG-LP is STILL open carrier/dead air, except for ``pops`` slightly more than once per second
95.7, KXLS ``Lahoma`` is VERY undermodulated at 1144 during Point of View with gospel huxter Marlin Maddux, includes music and dramatizations about belief, but also sound of tape fast/rewinding: not sure if bleedthru or part of SFX, then to gospel rock. At 1316 is OFF, leaving weak signal from something. Maybe what I was getting earlier was not really KXLS?
105.5, K288FX, ``North Enid`` mono carrier is on with full bars, but sounds like it`s off with just barely modulated and not fully quieted gospel music at 1150, then ``My Praise FM`` slogan, i.e. its primary KLVV 88.7 Ponca City which it is having trouble inputting. The 105.5 signal is much too broad, on the DX-398 making 105.1 KQSB seem like it`s off-frequency to low side. At 1318 on the caradio with no signal meter, sounds like 105.5 is off, but no doubt really on, with little input except a meteor burst relayed
107.1, KNID, ``North Enid``, prime station of Hiram Champlin, at 1153 and still at 1318 is OFF the air! (related to KXLS 95.7, but their AM stations on 1390 KCRC sports and 1640 KOAG ag are nominal).
The Enid absentees are back to normal strength and programming at 1548 UT on 95.7, 105.5, 107.1, but not 92.1. KXLS and KNID calls confirmed on RDS (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** PERU. 5980, June 1 at 0100, R. Chaski carrier is still JBA despite storm noise level, cut off at 0101:25.5* which is five seconds later than yesterday (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1671 monitoring: confirmed starting slightly before 0129 UT Saturday June 1 on Area 51 via WBCQ as monitored first on webcast, then on 5110v-CUSB but too much noise level here.
Next: Saturday 2329v on WTWW-2 9930; UT Sunday 0400.5 in WTWW-1 5830; Sunday 2329v on WTWW-2 9930. Also could appear at any earlier time after 1800 on 9930 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 12105, May 31 at 2015 check, WTWW-3 is in Spanish instead of French as on website schedule (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. Jeff White recently reconfirmed that Brother Stair`s contract on WRMI (for 110 hours per week) would expire May 31, but he`s still on 9955, UT June 1 at 0615 with no jamming, 1202 vs heavy pulse jamming. Jeff also said that program changes would be made ``next week``. Keep an eye on the programming link two clix away from http://www.wrmi.net which for now is still dated April 26 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1460, June 1 at 1131, ``Texas` hottest station, Big Country 1460 and 93.1 FM, keep it right here``, but no real ID. Fortunately I already know from previous log that it`s KCLE Burleson. Into C&W music, dominant signal but a SAH from something else. I am looking for KZUE El Reno, which the tornado must have knocked off, or at least its access to power; see OKLAHOMA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. Tropo TVDX is up from Kansas after local midnight June 1; besides nearby Wichita DTV signals:
At 0515 UT, KSHB Kansas City, RF 42 as 41-1
At 0520, NTSC on channel A28 from north, Daystar animated logo, no audio, gospel-huxter video in squeeze-o-vision; signal strengthens by the time I close around 0610 but the video looks edgy. It`s KWKD-LP, 8.8 kW in Wichita, which needs a good tropo opening to visiblize. Only analog TV left there?
At 0525, KSNC Great Bend on RF 22, = 2-1. There were many other ``bad`` signals thruout the UHF band which didn`t decode
At 0524, KTWU RF 11 Topeka, on 11-1, 11-2 and 11-3. 11-1 with PBS promos, and replay at 0530 of `Need to Know`; 11-2 running a drama in Italian with subtitles. This channel has a fancy bug in UR, looks like two V`s with a crown(?) atop them, the Washburn University W logo? No, perhttp://www.ktwu.org 11.2 is called Worldview and the crown is really three hexagons. The Italian is a show called `Detective Montalbano` starting at 0400 UT. Wow, look at the program schedule with lots of stuff from foreign TV, including RT and Al Jazeera. Wish we had regular access to that! Lucky Dave Pomeroy.
11-3 with alternate PBS programming, but too much to keep track of. Website shows that is called ``Enhance`` Did take a few photos, including KTWU ID in upper left on 11-1. Some of them will be linked later (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 6925-USB, June 1 at 0108 some pirate is here with music, but far too much storm noise level to pursue (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
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