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Glenn Hauser logs June 28-29, 2018

Glenn Hauser
 

** CUBA [and non]. 9580, June 29 at 0118, CRI English relay is very undermodulated on an S9+30 signal. // 9570 via ALBANIA about one word ahead is *much* louder tho weaker on the meter at only S9+20. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba. Relative audibility of these two varies greatly depending also on how propagation is working from Europe; quite well tonight (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6925-USB, June 29 at 0127, strange pirate music at S9+10; 0128 synthyl ID Clever Name Radio, Beatles, cuts off during less strange music at 0138*. Recheck 0148, back on and right off again, *0150 on, 0156 recheck off. Apparently intermittence continued as per a few more logs as late as 0333:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,43847.0.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. I sent this message to KSBI ``52``, OKC, which is now a sub-station of KWTV ``9``, using their news-tip webform!

``Please forward to chief engineer or someone in management who can answer this. Why is there no such contact info/webform on your website??

The morning of June 14, your channel 23 signal of KSBI was off the air, then came back at reduced power, not enough to decode here in Enid. All other OKC UHF signals are still OK at normal level, so it`s not my antenna. It`s been that way ever since, as of 5 pm June 28, two weeks later.

What happened? Transmitter failure and on backup? How much power ERP? Anything to do with repacking, antenna work, which should not affect 23? Move pending to a different tower?

FCC TV Query does not show any STA for KSBI, just licensed 1000 kW. Will appreciate your explanation, and when may we expect to get KSBI again? And when will KWTV be changing channel?``

FCC TV Query info on KSBI, as LICensed:
``Polarization: Elliptical (H > V)
Effective Radiated Power (ERP): 1000. kW ERP
Antenna Height Above Average Terrain: 330.7 meters HAAT -
Antenna Height Above Mean Sea Level: 678.8 meters AMSL
Antenna Height Above Ground Level: 342.9 meters AGL
TV Zone: 2 Non-Directional``
(Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) DTV

** TURKEY. 9770.027, June 29 at 0120, VOT Spanish, S6-S8, quite off-frequency+plus as often for TRT Emirler units; but // 9870.003 slightly weaker at S5-S7 is almost on the spot (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. 9955, June 29 at 0126, WRMI beeps, presumably a `gram from IBC, mixed with pulse jamming from Cuba, the latter at constant pitch. I wonder how that affects the decoding? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7505, UT Friday June 29 at 0140, far-right extremist political discussion between two guys who feed off each other, as if we had more to fear from Hillary than Drumpf. They expect violent revolution in America once the Leftists take over, another Venezuela. (Fat chance.) Many Christians are clueless, don`t get what`s happening, according to these wackos. They play a clip of Hillary in order to demean her.

One calls the other ``Rick``, so I do believe it is the fake news TV show `TruNews` with Rick Wiles and accomplice, as I heard previously on WRNO during this bihour, but usually something else. They keep going right thru hourtop 0200 with no break, no ID. Program schedule remains stalled at May 1 before this started:
http://www.wrnoworldwide.com/category/program-schedule/

Another night, Ron Howard caught TruNews on WHRI 7385 // 5920, June 20 at 0303. Neither of these on before 0200, but then both with separate huxter programming, not // 7505, and not checked after 0300 June 29 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5085, UT Friday June 29 at 0145, WTWW-2 is on with classic rock, bigsig as always accompanied by weak spur carriers 5072.1 and 5087.9. At 0206 hardly anything on 19m but a JBA carrier on 15810-, presumably wasted watts from WTWW-3, not propagating tonight.

FWIW, the Schedule page of wtww.us shows:
``LIVE FROM NASHVILLE -WITH TED RANDALL- SATURDAY FROM 9:30 PM CENTRAL ON 5085
LIVE FROM NASHVILLE -WITH TED RANDALL- MONDAY-FRIDAY 8 PM CENTRAL ON 5085`` But certainly not on every weeknight from 0100.

Program info is also on the homepage, including imaginary ones, and conflicting info about some nights at 0100 on 5085 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 15435, June 29 at 0207, carrier at S7, but no modulation detectable, the SSOB, more than 15810-WTWW? Aoki/NDXC shows CRI in Pashto at 0200-0227 from Xi`an 594 site, but also marked x which I think means temporarily off the air. Altho it`s right on-frequency, unlike random emissions, I also suspect it could just be from a local device (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 0530 UT June 29