Glenn Hauser logs March 14, 2023

Glenn Hauser

** CUBA. 15140, March 14 at 1900-1915, checking for RHC English at
earlied time, but: no signal here nor on 11760. Something`s always
wrong at RHC. 11880 not on air before or after 2230.

RHC website is uselessly outdated, and HFCC is boycotted, but does
register with ITU, for A-23 as of 23 February latest: I pull out the
higher-band CUB entries. They are all HAB without breaking down to
three different sites; the Language column is always blank; and some
obvious traditional CRI relays are not marked as such. With kW powers
and azimuths which should make the target clear:

17730, 1830-2000, 100, 140 [could include 19-20 English??]
15730, 2130-2330, 50, 135
15520, 1900-2100, 100, 100 [NEW, Africa? not in ITU but SPAIN also]
15230, 1100-1400, 250, 305
15230, 2100-0400, 250, 160
15140, 1000-1400, 100, 130
15140, 1400-1700, 100, 10
15140, 1700-1930, 100, 340 [already heard it to 1930* amid English]
15120, 2300-2400, 250, 160 [surely CRI]
13740, 1000-1300, 250, 160
13740, 2000-0300, 250, 160
13700, 1000-1400, 100, 310 [spurs not entered; NO 13680]
13650, 2100-2200, 250, 135 [has been CRI Portuguese at 23-24]
11950, 2200-2300, 100, 340
11880, 1400-1500, 250, 305 [CRI? long gone; no tarde RHC English]
11850, 2000-0400, 250, 170
11760, 1000-1700, 100, 0
11760, 2000-0100, 100, 0
11670, 2200-0300, 100, 130
tedious, lowers not copied yet, but no new 9700 despite already on
air, just 9790-CRI, 9710, 9650, 9535; no 7s (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** EGYPT. 9439.995, March 14 at 2206+, R. Cairo tries and fails yet
again to English at 2115-2245: signature offset into UTwente at
S9+30/40 but JBM with big humbuzz, totally unreadable talk, cannot
even be positive it`s English. Something`s always egregious in Egypt
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 5960.005, March 14 at 2300, VOT opening English, S9+25/35
into UTwente, plenty signal for max bandwidth in AMsynch of 13.53 kHz,
but news still sounds lo/fi telco quality: GIGO. At least is on air
today; you never know whether it shall be. Something`s always awry at
Ankara and/or erroneous at Emirler (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. ``Glenn, regarding the KOVR feed on 26110: They are
obviously feeding the output of the production control room, rather
than the actual on-air complete mix. The breaks in audio you hear are
where the commercials go, inserted elsewhere. This is also why you
heard the weather insert being recorded. It would appear the
transmitter powers down after a certain amount of silence.

Using the production control room feed (minus commercials) for IFB was
pretty standard in the days when a radio link was used. However, in
the early days of digital cell phones being used for this purpose, my
station discovered that long periods of silence on the line would
cause the call to drop, so we started sending the commercials down the
line as well to keep the call active. Stephen Luce, Houston, Texas``

Just before 16 UT March 14, I warn the WOR iog: ``If today is typical
like Monday, expect the 26110 NBFM transmitter of KOVR to be on air
intermittently between 16 and 18 UT for the `Good Day` show on

This thing should have its own callsign. Can anyone dig it out of FCC?
It may be classified as a ``co-pending auxiliary`` of KOVR-TV; or not.

Harold Frodge promptly replied: ``Per
the call is WQKF723``

Viz.: ``WQKF723
Transmit Location
KOVR Studio
2713 KOVR Drive
West Sacramento, CA
YOLO County
38-35-31.9 N, 121-32-47.9 W
Radio Service: TI - TV Intercity Relay``

Oops, this callsign is not for the 26110 unit, but

``TV Intercity Relay License - WQKF723 - SACRAMENTO TELEVISION

The original tab linked, LOCATIONS, has no info on frequency, power or
mode, so I explore the others, and find that this is a 13 GHz
microwave link with EXPIRED license: [hard to get columns lined up;
see original]

MAIN tab:
``Status Canceled Auth Type Regular Dates
Grant 05/01/2009 Expiration 12/01/2022
Effective 05/06/2021 Cancellation 01/18/2022``

ADMIN tab: also says ``LICENSE CANCELED``

PATH tab:
``Path Frequencies Tolerance EIRP ATPC Emission Designators
013025.00000000-013050.00000000 0.00500% 76.4dBm No 25M0D7W
Baseband Digital Rate (kbps): 90000.0
Digital Modulation Type: QAM/32``

Meanwhile I am monitoring continuously via Missouri SDR. Nothing until
*1617 in an interview, about 3.14 day, at the ``I Love Pi[e] Shop``,
off at 1626*, briefly back 1629, off and nothing more past 1750.

Gary Pence, KM5X, reported: ``You called it, Glenn; it came on at the
BoH 1630z, got up to S9+8db before deep fade out into SDR KC9KKV,
Forney, Texas. 26110 khz NBFM. 73, Gary, km5x`` - with a clip about
I-80 road conditions.

Lucas Bandura, BC, provides another clip, earlier:
``KOVR Studio Transmitter Link 26110 FM 1434 UTC 13 MAR 2023``
of 10+ minutes recorded in Pennsylvania (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2181 monitoring: confirmed UT Tuesday March
14 at 0030 ex-0130 on WRMI 9395, S9+5/15 into Maryland SDR. This one
preceded by Jeff`s ``The world is in turmoil...`` ad. Next:

2330 UT Tuesday WRMI 9395 to NNW [ex-2430]
1000 UT Wednesday Unique R, Australia 5035 USB [low power]
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW [ex-2200]
0030 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW [ex-0130]
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S

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** U S A. In a message dated 3/6/2023 10:48:31 AM Central Standard
Time, wghauser@... writes: ``George, Last night at 0737 UT I had
an S6/S7 open carrier on 9475. Was that WTWW? Glenn``
``YES>`` (George McClintock, March 14, via gh, WOR)

** U S A. 5085, March 14 at 0226 & 2307 chex, WTWW is off again. In
case you be unfamiliar, here is what we are missing:
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-oceanic JBA MW 9/kHz split carrier search, March
14 at 0630: surprised to detect no 846, Kiritimati off or out of
season? But 1503, two signals beating slowly. There are a pair of
low-powers each in Spain and New Zealand. Also a faster beat on 1305:
there are several in Spain, only one in NZ, per WRTH 2022.

How about the 2023 which has now arrived? You need three hands, two to
hold the book open since it cannot lie flat, and another to wield the
magnifying glass. Unfortunately, the ``East Asia & Pacific`` MW by
region list has no NZ on either frequency --- in fact in a cursory
check, nothing at all from Pacific! No Australians topping the
alphabet under each channel. Knowing from the 2022 to look under NZ, I
do see there the two in NZ on 1503, the one on 1305, and Spainfo also
matches (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report despatched at 2317 UT March 14