quarta-feira, 12 de agosto de 2015

Glenn Hauser logs August 12, 2015

** CUBA. 6100 & 5040, Aug 12 at 0506, only RHC English frequencies with sufficient signals on the PL-880 to overcome noisy computer which is running later than usual. Forget 6000, 6060 and 6165 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA [non]. 5950, Aug 12 at 1112, WRMI with AWR Cuban service in Spanish, algo ``de la Biblia`` mixed with music; poor signal here but at least something copiable unlike the 23 UT broadcast (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** JAPAN [non]. 5910, August 12 at 0507 tune-in, surprised to hear NHK news in English until cutoff at 0507.5*. So the NHK Japanese relay via FRANCE at 0300-0500 ran over, but not long enough to carry the complete 0500 English semihour which is supposed to be only on 11970 via Issoudun --- was that off until now? (and 5975 via Woofferton). 5910 is for Central America but heard well enough in North America (and no sign of Colombia 5910 tonight, nor for quite a while now) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** KOREA NORTH. 11710, Aug 12 at 1304, the presumed NK NA is playing on VOK, strident choral music with distortion and flutter, yet one of the strongest signals on band except Cuba; during brief pause at 1305, jamming bleed is audible, announcement not in English? More martial choral music; 1308 English starts, YL with heavy accent; maybe previous bit was really English too.
Big news out of NK this week is that on Aug 15, timezone will be retracted to UT +8:30 instead of +9 as another way of distancing itself from Japan and Korea South. Will this affect the timings of VOK? Possibly, but probably not, while domestic relays on SW will certainly shift, if anyone should care.
The UT+9 timezone should cover exactly 127-30 to 142-30 east, which means on an hourly basis, P`yongyang really belongs in the UT+8 zone between 112-30 and 127-30 east. Hey, why not be really different with some odd minutes instead of an even half-hour change? At 125-45 east, P`yongyang local mean time would be UT +8:53 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. A bit of sporadic E NTSC DX, August 12, UT:
1441 on 2, fade-in news in Spanish
1446 on 2, video with anchors, f bug in LR = Televisa Foro net-4
1554 on 2, another fade-in during Eagle Eyes infomercial till 1557, then other ads and fade-out (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. 105.7, August 12 at 0459 UT, KRDR Alva is being monitored for ToH ID during ESPN programming; by off-tuning to 105.73 on the PL-880 to avoid, but not completely, the Enid gospel-huxtering translator on 105.50. At 0500 UT, ID for WMBH Joplin, and K268CP, ESPN 101.5! WTFDA FM database lists that as:
``K268CP //KBJQ 101.5 JOPLIN MO 0.015 120.0 37.0115 94.3223 CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN``, evidently outdated info, as a 15-watt translator of KBJQ which is a 36 kW, 89.5 AFR station in Bronson KS.
However, double audio in the 0459 UT minute during ESPN promotion with the only underthing I could copy being ``105.7`` so that must be what passed for a KRDR local legal ID! As for WMBH, that`s 1560 in Joplin, but which as of a year ago was not ESPN at all, per NRC AM Log 2014, but UC format, ``1560 The Beat``, with address in Tulsa OK! 250 watts on 1560 is not going to reach Tulsa, and certainly not Alva, 371 km or 230 miles apart. Evidently the new owners of KRDR want their local ads from Joplin to appear on the faraway Alva outlet, rather than plugging into ESPN network feed directly. The previously noted 20-second delay after ESPN on 1390 KCRC may be due to a webfeed from WMBH into KRDR. Maybe also for local games of no interest circa Alva (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1785 monitoring: confirmed Wed Aug 12 after 1315 on WRMI 9955; good with no jamming at 1333. I should monitor Hamburger Lokalradio more often, but Wed Aug 12 at 1430-1500 during several checks, no 7265-CUSB signal on the Utwente remote; off? Little else to be heard on 7200-7400 band, except some weak carriers. WWV reports no space weather storms, SF 103 on Aug 11 and K index at 15 August 12 was 2. Next:
Wednesday 2100 on WBCQ 7490
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1190, Aug 12 at 0523 UT, KQQZ DeSoto MO is still cheating for the ninth night at least, obviously 10 kW day power into southwest lobe, while owner rants against IL politicians, at the moment discussing statute of limitations for prosecuting them (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 6180, following last night`s discovery of the extremely distorted but identifiable sixth harmonic of KBUF 1030 Holcomb (Garden/Dodge City market) KS, I`m looking for it when I`ve awakened at 1121 UT August 12 â but nothing, just a weak AM signal in Chinese (which would be CNR1 jamming and/or RTI 300 kW). KBUF should be on day power and pattern after 1200 UT, like it was before 0145 UT, so I try again at 1204 UT, and also all the lower possible harmonix, 2060, 3090, 4120, 5150, but nothing there either; nor any 6180 at 1257 UT or final check 1339 UT (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. While monitoring ch 2 analog and getting a bit of Mexican sporadic E, same C-490 antenna split into DTV box is getting a Bad tropo signal on RF 35, which at 1456 UT August 12 briefly decodes as 4-1 KDFW DT, i.e. Dallas. The stuck antenna is aimed just about toward Cedar Hill, 432 km or 269 miles away, altho mainly for OKC and MÃxico. BTW, our own channel ``4``, KFOR-RF 27 OKC, is no longer the rock-solid signal it used to be; what has changed? (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report despatched at 1612 UT August 12
Glenn Hauser- wghauser@yahoo.com
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