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Glenn Hauser logs January 15, 2020

** CANADA. 370-MCW kHz, Jan 15 at 0725 UT, dash and YBV, ND beacon, 50 watts from Berens River, Manitoba, which is more than halfway up the eastern shore of long Lake Winnipeg (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 15140, Jan 15 at 1856 tune-in, RHC with weather advisory in Spanish, but modulation fades down to nothing! Resumes, then cut again during ID; 1900 back on as choking Arabic is opening with some more cutouts; wiggle that patchcord. 1929 opening Kriyol. Something`s always wrong at RHC. At least the languages are correct as alleged inn WRTH 2020 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. Tropo TV DX opening: see USA with OK logs mixed in

** U S A. Tropo TV DX opening, UT Jan 15 from ~0435 tune-in bandscan, starting with RF30, DTV 29-1, KMPX-HD. The “HD“ on the PSIP ID is flashing on and off, something I have never seen happen before on anystation. Do most including myself not know that is possible? It`s an Estrella TV affiliate, CoL Decatur TX, i.e. The MetroPleX market. W9WI.com shows no subchannels, but I find a 29-2 labeled KMPX-2, and in this case the “-2“ is alternately flashing with a `2“ lacking the hyphen or a space. Program here is a live(?) call-in show of horoscope advice, showing the guy doing it and large Ft Worth and Dallas phone numbers. Rabbitears.info does have this one listed as SD, “Estrella Dos“, but there are no other such substations accompanying any other Estrella affiliates, such as our KOCY `48`.

Hepburn tropo map predixions show for 0300 & 0600 UT a `strong“ level-5 enhancement blob over most of eastern OK, extending into north TX. As usual, Enid is barely on the edge of lesser rings. I am also getting solid signals from RF 26 KTEN-10 Ada; Tulsa markets: RF 45 KOTV-6 — yes, still not repacked; RF 28 “Ion“ 44; RF 20 KQCW-19; RF 11 KOED-11; and strangely on RF 10, PSIP almost invisible, as if not “enabled“ which says DTV 8-1 ABC — that has to be KTUL, also with subs: 8-2 Comet, 8-3 Antenna, 8-4 TBD. RF 34, DTV 41-1 KMYT has subs but not explored during brief peak.

Another Metroplex signal decodes at 0507: RF 36, 39-1 KXTX-DT, along with 39-2 Exitos with a cop show originally in English.

And one more from Dallas: RF 14, 13-1 KERA-HD; 13-2 Kids; 13-3 Create, the PBS subs. Interspersed with RF-13 KETA OKC also virtual 13 which has World on 13-2, but Create also on 13-3 and Kids on 13-4.

The opening also extends barely into AR at 0610: RF 21, 40-1 KHBS-DT which is 325 kW ERP in Fort Smith. All this via my partially broken rooftop ch 7-50? antenna pointed roughly SE.

Also a few unID BAD signals, such as something on RF 9.

Next check around 16 UT Jan 15 finds NO TV DX; Hepburn map shows the enhanced area now extends from SW Missouri to SW Texas, but is narrower and the edge is too far away from here (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, WOR)

** U S A. 426-MCW kHz, Jan 15 at 0719 UT, ND beacon UV, which is 25 watts from Oxford – Tunng, Mississippi. I was tuned to 424-USB.

420-MCW kHz, Jan 15 at 0721 UT, two ND beacons mixing at same pitch; finally unravelling them: PK, Olathe – Herbb, Kansas; and FQ, Fairmont, Minnesota; both 25 watts (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A WORLD OF RADIO 2016 monitoring: confirmed Wed Jan 15 from 2100 on WRMI 7780; a few bits if music inserted between the Zanotti ID and me, good via UTwente; S7-S9 here.

Also confirmed Wed Jan 15 from 2200:22.5 on WBCQ 7490.245, S9/+10; (BTW inaudible at UTwente off the back, while 9330 500 kW is only poor-fair off the front. BTW2, 15770 WRMI was also inaudible over there before 2100 when R. Tirana should have been relayed) Next:

0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE
Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0048 UT January 16

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