quinta-feira, 22 de janeiro de 2015

Glenn Hauser logs January 19-20 , 2015

** OKLAHOMA. 640-700, Jan 20 at 2036 UT, KWPM Moore splatter is audible up to 60 kHz above fundamental, even in Enid, like I was hearing in OKC last week, altho not as strong here of course. It`s enough to QRM 690 KGGF Coffeyville KS; and 700 KHSE Wylie (Dallas) TX which runs only one sesquikW. Also extends below 640, but harder to detect there with several strong stations. KWPM IBOC is also on, but the splatter is more analogic (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA [and non]. 1120, Jan 19 at 2039 UT, KEOR Catoosa is again, or more likely *still* open carrier dead air, as noted earlier today after sunrise time of 1330 UT. Still so at 2210 UT on caradio now that KMOX is propagating, making a SAH of 320/minute = 5 and a third Hz. So my earlier remark ``KEOR is now a regular reliable groundwave daytime signal`` may have jinxed it. Not to be confused with another Tulsa suburb, Jenks [sic, no X].
Jan 20 at 1512 UT, I am still getting an 1120 open carrier from the direxion of Tulsa, but it`s very weak, not the full licensed 10 kW, and the SAH with remnant KMOX is now 280/minute = 4 and two thirds Hz. Such a disparity ought to make us suspect a third station is involved, but why shouldn`t KEOR add frequency instability to all its other defects? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1756 monitoring: missed checking Mon Jan 19 at 2201 on Global 24 via WRMI 9395, but confident was on. If anyone heard it not, please notify. Confirmed subsequent before 1230 UT Tue Jan 20 on WRMI 9955, good signal. Next:
Wed 0401 on Global 24 via WRMI 9395
[remember G24 has a DX Block with several other shows Wed 01-05 UT]
Wed 0730 & 1530 on Hamburger Lokalradio 7265-CUSB
Wed 1415 on WRMI 9955
Wed 2200 on WBCQ 7490v
Wed 2201 on Global 24 via WRMI 9395
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 7490-, Jan 20 at 0615, surprise VG signal playing continuous music; reminds me of the style of STF, Super Time Force, the video game specials from Toronto, which WBCQ and other stations had aired twice as specials. Cuts off abruptly at 0622* with no announcement by TimTron or anyone. Since frequency is off, it must be WBCQ rather than WHRI or WWCR which also use or have used 7490.
15420-, Jan 20 at 1452, poor open carrier here, off frequency, so WBCQ again. No modulation past 1501, 1515+.
WBCQ is allegedly installing some new (or rather used, but new to them) transmitters, which may account for more and more testing anomalies from Monticello. However, as long as the frequencies heard are typical of the old offsets, likely to be same old transmitters (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 17775, Jan 20 at 1422, KVOH must be the JBA carrier. I do leave a receiver tuned with BFO while breakfasting in the next room. Buildup seems gradual rather than abrupt, by 1445 a good signal in Spanish, organ music and preaching (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 11550, Jan 20 at 1400, WEWN Spanish is back on here after missing a few days, // 12050, the latter with the usual squeal, but no squeal on 11550 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 910, Jan 20 at 0656 UT, ``EWTN Global Catholic Radio`` non-ID in English, peaking N/S, ergo KATH, Frisco (Dallas) TX, 1/0.5 kW, the only such station listed in NRC AM Log. What an ideal callsign: the other half of it, OLIC, would have to be in Czechia. NRC Pattern Book shows in daytime it`s NW/SE, and nighttime SW, neither much good for us (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTIENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1480, Jan 20 at 0637 UT check, no sign of KBXD Dallas; however there is a LAH against other stations, looping WNW/ESE, which requires further investigation. Come to think of it, KBXD not noted for a month or so, and here`s why, per the latest AM Switch in NRC DX News:
``SILENT STATIONS --- Stations informing the FCC that they are silent:
1480, KBXD, TX, Dallas – Silent Dec. 17, station owners are bankrupt and tower owners have locked them out``. Then searched radioinsight.com but zero hits on KBXD!
So it lasted a bit more than two years. FCC shows from 1989 to 2006 there were six different calls on 1480. The 1480 facility in Dallas, originally KBOX, had been silent for some years, but was being refurbished in 2012: see DXLD issues from that year for numerous progress reports. Finally it was first heard testing Nov 6, 2012 at 2354 UT as in http://www.w4uvh.net/dxld1245.txt
A DX test publicized for the following March was a no-show. KBXD could manage a bigsig here in Enid, once skywave set in, bad news for KQAM Wichita, and the two always made a severe SAH; tho I can`t be positive which one was further off, I have not noted such a SAH between KQAM and other 1480s.
Altho there was talk of running 12.5 kW daytime, current FCC info shows licensed at only 5/1.9 kW, but a CP for 50/1.9 kW, which would have required 6 towers rather than 2. Nothing recent in the correspondence file, and at AM Query you would assume it is still on the air. It`s not on the Silent Stations list either, since that requires two months before eligibility:
http://transition.fcc.gov/mb/audio/newsite/docs/silentAM.html
KBXD turned out to be a brokered-religion outlet, featuring the likes of Rick Wiles and Brother Scare, so no surprise it failed. Not that those two don`t pay their bills, but who would want to listen to them?
Here`s what really went down: KBXD had other big problems, including a notice of apparently liability charging then $7,200. Dated Dec 10, see
http://www.radiodiscussions.com/showthread.php?682411-More-on-James-Crystal-s-financial-issues
``More on James Crystal's financial issues --- From Tom Taylor:
Bankruptcy helps - at least it helps trim the FCC fine owed by James Crystal Enterprises at its Christian teaching/gospel KBXD in Dallas (1480). The February 20 NOW carried the story about the $9,000 fine assessed due to non-working EAS (Emergency Alert System) equipment. But JCE pleaded that when the FCC agent visited, KBXD was at the construction permit stage of operation – and also that its parent company was in Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings and that "payment would impose a dire economic burden that it may not be able to recover from."
The FCC does reduce the fine from $9,000 to $7,200 – but that’s as far as it’s willing to go. The February 20 story also told you that JCE at that time owed the FCC $89,940 for various regulatory filings. Yesterday’s reduction in fine is http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2014/db1208/DA-14-1780A1.pdf
Where is that company going to come up with nearly $90K?``
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** VATICAN [and non]. 15550, Jan 20 at 1454, SMG open carrier already on prior to R. Tamazuj, thus modulating WJHR USB madman gospel huxter, but not enough to make him sound like AM, and slightly mismatched frequencies. Today SMG manages to start modulating R. Tamazuj on time at 1500, making a horrible mess on 15550, but // 15400 is loud and clear. 15100 is also VG with R. Veritas Asia relay in Filipino. These three SMG signals on 19m are second only to blasting RHC on 15370, far exceeding anything from USA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 530, Jan 19 at 2035 UT on caradio at a quiet location in Enid, very weak fast SAH meaning two stations here. One is likely Kansas Turnpike Authority, perhaps the closest at South Haven, which I think relays NOAA/NWS all or part of the time, but the other? Could be another KTA transmitter. Or?
AFAIK, `K530AM` at Vance AFB south of Enid is off, altho it could be microwatts. Need to drive right up to the Vance gate and find if I can hear any trace of it there. Time to consult the FCC lookup at:
http://www.fcc.gov/encyclopedia/travelers-information-stations-search
By state, it shows only one 530 in OK: WNWU499, of the Oklahoma Dept of Transportation in OKC, allegedly active, but does not give location, only address of the control point, which is ODOT HQ at 200 NE 21 St.! I should have sought it during latest visit to OKC, as K530AM used to reach almost to the NW edge of OKC. But then, FCC never listed `K530AM`, as it was a USAF pirate, outside its jurisdixion (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 1735 UT January 15
Enviado por: Glenn Hauser - wghauser@yahoo.com
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