** ALASKA. 9615, Nov 30 at 1412, KNLS with story of Wiley Post and Will Rogers` final flight, outro as `Postcard from Alaska, America`s Last Frontier`, poor signal but sufficient (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** AUSTRALIA. 6230-USB, Nov 30 at 1346, very poor signal with marine weather, Wiluna mentioned a few times, which is the location of VMW in Western Australia. Lucked out with no CNR1 jamming against Sound of Hope blocking the frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** BRAZIL. 9565.06 approx., Nov 30 at 0705, very poor S3 song audible, rather than overtime Cuban jamming for a change, i.e. SRDA Curitiba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** BRAZIL. 9664.97 approx., Nov 30 at 0700, S9 signal much better than usual, ID with an address in Curitiba, not for Voz MissionÃria, CamboriÃ, national anthem, which we rarely hear on Brazilians --- this being 4 am local, 0702 rooster SFX, and opening `Alvorada Sertaneja`, program title repeated 10 or 12 times by different voices, into music. Title means ``Dawn in the Hinterland`` as Google would have it. Are they relaying SRDA? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** EGYPT. 9745.07 approx., Nov 30 at 0659, R. Cairo VG signal with suptorted presumably Arabic modulation until off at 0659:53*. Scheduled 0200-0700, so pretty good precision there; too bad they can`t apply that to modulating (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** IRAN. 9585, Nov 30 at 1414, suptorted Japanese, i.e. VIRI Sirjan, 1320-1420 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** KURDISTAN [non]. 9400, Nov 30 at 1425-1500, fair but clear signal from Denge Kurdistane during Kurdish music concert. Ivo Ivanov indicates the France transmitter site is no longer in use, but now:
04-08 & 12-15 PRIDNESTROVYE; 08-12 Armenia, 15-17 Bulgaria; so not on after 1700 at all? (Glenn Hauser, OK DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. Our AC power has remained on except for a split-second glitch, enough to stop the clox and restart the computer, at 2038 UT Nov 29. Governess Fallin has declared all 77 counties disaster areas, eligiblizing us for some of that dirty Federal money.
Ice crashes upon our roof continued sporadically until Monday noon. Trees do not overhang the roof so must have been coming off TV antennas, some of them abandoned but still up. By 1700 UT Nov 30, ice on the trees and lines has all melted, as temps have been higher above freezing overnight than originally expected.
Further updates on anomalies caused by the ice storm, as of afternoon Sunday Nov 29, all times UT:
At 2007, RF 23 is OFF! That`s KSBI-TV ``52``, now the full-power substation of KWTV 39 ``9``. Must be too much icing on the antenna. Suddenlink cable 16 in Enid displays a freeze-frame for hours & hours. (if Suddenlink is getting this like other OKC stations by fibre optic feed, rather than off the UHF air, why should it matter if RF 23 is off??) It missed most of prime time, but back on by 0345 UT Nov 30.
90.1, KUCO Edmond/OKC is again audible by 2100 UT Nov 29, seems up to full power already, or almost.
November 30 chex:
At 1723 UT, KXLS 95.7 is still off as are 88.3 Enid FR translator, and KLGB-LP 94.3.
At 1724, KQOB 96.9 is on air but dead air, RDS as
CLASSIC / ROCK / 96.9 / KQOB. Same at 1833 recheck.
At 1833 FM bandscan, on PL-880, find a number of OKC stations which were on thru the worst of the ice storm are now off (or weakened):
88.3, K202BY, Enid still off
90.5, KGVV, Goltry still off
92.1, KAMG-LP, Enid now on but dead air (always mono)
92.5, KOMA, OKC is OFF!
94.3, KLGB-LP, Enid still off
94.7, KBRU, OKC, weak
95.7, KXLS, Lahoma-Enid, still off
96.9, KQOB, Enid-Crescent-OKC, on but dead air as above with RDS
97.5, KPAK, Alva, still off
98.1, WWLS, The Village (OKC) now OFF
98.9, KYIS, OKC, now OFF
99.7, KNAH, Mustang-OKC, back ON with C&W
100.5, KATT, OKC, now OFF
101.9, KTST, OKC, on but weak
102.7, KJYO, OKC, on but weak
105.7, KRDR, Alva, still off (but can`t hear KROU; could be off too?)
107.1, KNID, North Enid, now OFF
AM check at 1842 UT Nov 30:
530, K530AM, Vance AFB is back on with generic PSA rotations
1140, KRMP, OKC is off; all other AMs in The Metro are on
1640, KZLS, Enid-Hennessey-OKC, dead air with hum as usual
(Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. At 2010 UT Nov 29, in doing a complete TV bandscan on the Zenith DTV STB for ice-storm anomalies, I encounter a near-local quality signal on RF 17, with slight fading on the signal meter. It might have been 1000 kW KDOR-TV, TBN in Bartlesville, but there is no sign of tropo from anywhere including the Tulsa area. (My rotor is still frozen so no DFing.)
All is black and there is no PSIP ID info, but there are 6 subchannels, displaying as 17-1 thru 17-6. NO SIGNAL comes on after a bit, tho there certainly IS SIGNAL! Continues the same thru Monday morning. Nov 30 at 1545 check. Signal is now very strong and steady. Audio has a slight noise level if volume turned up rather than total digital silence.
This has got to be the digital translator long licensed to Enid per FCC info, K17JN-D. It belongs to Clarion Broadcasting Group, which also has one other station in OK, KCYH-LD, channel 41 in Ardmore. Clarion bought a whole bunch of these all over the country a few years ago from another company. K17JN-D original site was between Goltry and Hillsdale NW of Enid, 0.5 kW with a direxional pattern aiming at Enid.
Correspondence file includes ``resumption of operations`` as of Feb 9, 2015, after having shut April 11, 2014. But it has NOT been on the air, and never seen before, altho it may have fired up briefly to make it official. Certainly misleading, and as far as I am concerned, a lie on the FCC form threatening prosecution for doing that.
K17JN-D also has a CP for 15 kW from a different site just west of Enid, slightly NE of the intersexion of US 412 and State Hwy 132. This pattern is almost circular, and easily covers Enid and beyond. Surely this what I am seeing now. It might have been on for a day or two before I noticed it, but starting up during an ice storm when other stations are knocked off is certainly contrarian! If this keep up, I can say goodbye to any DX on 17, and won`t be able to see TBN from Bartlesville, Boo Hoo.
It will be interesting to find out what programming Clarion is going to put on its six channels --- how about home shopping? TBN? W9WI.com has no info on what`s on their Ardmore outlet. Altho K17JN-D will never be seen by anyone other than a DXer in OKC, rabbitears.info files it like other invisible Enid low-powers under the OKC market, still as Off The Air, with no further info on content. The pattern here is direxional northeast:
altho the FCC Bing map shows it almost non-direxional
However, rabbitears does have KCYH with 8 subchannels, 5 videos from 3ABN (Adventist) and three ``radio`` channels.
So that`s what we have to look forward to (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1801 monitoring: confirmed starting a bit late UT Monday Nov 30 0406 on Area 51 webcast and WBCQ 5109.7-CUSB; also confirmed at 0430 UT Monday Nov 30 on WRMI 9955. Next:
Tue 1200 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 1415.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2200 WBCQ 7490v to WSW
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9474.98 approx., Nov 30 at 0708, WTWW-1 is still on day frequency! managing to propagate to S6 level, missing from 5830. Not on 5085, and not audible on 12105. Just another SNAFU. 9475 still on at 1357 check, now with VG signal (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. KVOH: re: ``Ted Randall dragging his feet month after month in getting all the needed parts for it from WTWW to KVOH.``
John Tayloe of KVOH replies: ``Glenn, I see you continue to make up stories and post them to your DX Listening Digest. What you have written in your November 29, 2015, post is simply NOT true and totally made up``
I don`t make things up! This was based on info from someone else at WTWW. But I don`t know first-hand whether it is correct; if not, I apologize (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 3232.24-USB approx., Nov 30 at 0738, that informal net of F-bombers again, 2 or 3 guys now discussing football; ``come back``, rather than ``over`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 1925 UT November 30
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