Glenn Hauser logs January +19-20, 2020

Glenn Hauser

** CANADA. Re my 2598-USB mystery, marine weather from NL area on the
air before 0700 UT when none is scheduled, sent my last report to Bill
Hepburn of and he replies:

``Warnings are broadcast on receipt. I'm guessing they included
amended forecasts at the same time.

The official Canadian information can still be found at
pdf version here ...

I replied: ``Bill, I searched on 2598 in each file, and it is only
mentioned once each in the tables of frequencies for something or
other, NO details about stations, or times. I already hunted for that
at the site referred from sexion 1.1.1 without finding it. Glenn``

``Part 2 is loaded with station information
as is the .pdf which contains the entire publication. wrh``

``Bill, Tnx, that`s what I was looking for --- I wasn`t getting any
hits on ``2598`` because every entry is ``2598J3E``. 39 of them, and
not one accounts for any broadcasts just before 0700 UT, my original
question. Other than your previous comment apparently meaning they
could show up at any time. 73, Glenn`` (Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 15140, Jan 20 at 1520, RHC `Sonido Cubano` music is
overmodulated and distorted; OK on // 15230 on late, and 13700, with
no spurs today either. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser,

** NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS. 11570.023, Jan 20 at 1452, VOA Korean is
S9-S7; figured it would be SAIPAN so far off-frequency, and yes, it
is, at 14-15 per Aoki/NDXC. Previous bihour of same, however, 12-14 is
via Philippines (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2017 monitoring: confirmed Sunday
January 19 at 2130 on WRMI 7780, but JBA.

Also confirmed UT Monday January 20 at 0130 on WRMI 7780, good via
UTwente SDR Holland.

Also confirmed UT Monday January 20 at 0230 on WRMI 7780, good via
UTwente, and // 9395 poor. Then directly here, 7780 is good and 9395
JBA carrier. Also confirmed #2017 via WRN webcast.

Also confirmed UT Monday January 20 at 0400 on Area 51 webcast; at
0410 JBA on WBCQ 5130.

Also confirmed UT Monday January 20 at 0430 on WRMI webcast, but JBA
carrier on 9955.

Also confirmed Monday January 20 from 1901+ on IRRS 7290, Romania? via
UTwente SDR -- VG this week at -45 to -55 dBu readings, soon
increasing to 65-75. *1857 came on big carrier, 1859.5 JIP Aïda theme,
IRRS sign-on, 1900:40 FSN headlines and right into WOR.

HOWEVER, at 1918 I notice the signal is GONE! Probably some minutes
earlier; did not have headphones on but could still hear some audio
from them beside me until the noise now. Still OFF until *1930 WOR
over and comes right back on with FSN(?) news. Next:

0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
0900 UT Wednesday Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. Doug Smith replies on the WTFDA Forum to my observations of
flashing PSIP calls on KMPX-30 ``29``, 01-16-2020, 09:15 AM:

``My guess (this is a guess) is KMPX has two "PSIP generators"
connected and they're programmed slightly differently -- one with the
"HD" and "-2" and one without the HD & dash.

The "PSIP generator" is a computer attached to the "stream
multiplexer". The multiplexer interleaves "packets" of PSIP data with
packets of audio and video data from the MPEG encoder(s).

PSIP packets are to be transmitted at varying intervals, depending on
what type of data is being transmitted (the "Virtual Channel Table",
or TVCT, is responsible for the way channel names display. There are
roughly a handful of other "tables" that do things internal to your

I'm guessing you're seeing data first from one generator & then from
the other. Presumably they have a backup unit & left both running at
the same time`` (Glenn Hauser, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific JBA MW carrier search January 20 from 1343
to 1354, local sunrise being 1341, now 3 minutes earlier than our
yearly latest a biweek ago, first on the R75 with E-W longwire so no
DFing, starting at top end:

1566, presumed FEBC Jeju Island, Korea South, the strongest up here
and I am carefully listening for it to go off between 1344 and 1345 at
scheduled beam change from Japanese to Chinese --- almost at 1344.5,
but it`s still there! past 1345 and the next 5 minutes, when finally
at 1354 I DF it on the handheld DX-398 as definitely from the NW, not
WSW. So was it so strong (I almost heard some audio at first) that
remained incoming after beamswitch, or did not change it on time
today? Just yesterday, my neighbor Richard Allen said it did:

``Oklahoma TP DX 1/19/2020, Richard Allen, Jan 19 #5906 IRCA
Except for hearing HLAZ closing down its transmission to Japan, TP DX
was non-existent here this morning. 1566, HLAZ barely audible signal
at 1337 (LSR 1339); barely audible talking and some music at
1341-1342: poor Japanese language talk before close at 1344. This was
the first trace of a TP signal here is nearly a fortnight. Usually
audible JOUB was last heard on 1/6. Receiver: Skywave with ALA1530LNP
aerial. Richard Allen, near Perry OK USA``

Meanwhile a quick check of some other 9-kHz channels: also carriers on
1593, 1557, 1548, 1143, 1044, 972 but lower ones are just about gone
after sunrise here.

AND at 1349, 1206-, off-frequency-minus. What could that be? MW
offsets has a VG choice:
``1205.96, CHN, Yanbian RGD Korean News General (Yanji/Longjing),
2000-1600, 2016-08-09``

That`s right next to Korea North, and at 200 kW is by far the
strongest PRC station, or any east Asian, on 1206. The only other
significantly below 1206 is an Indonesian, 1205.4, too far in more
ways than one (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 15805, Jan 20 at 1518, buzz centered here covering about
10 kHz, but does not sound like usual DRM. Only thing scheduled here
was World Music Radio, Denmark, weekends only (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report despatched at 1934 UT January 20