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Glenn Hauser logs October 14, 2020

** ALGERIA [non]. 13820, Wed Oct 14 at 1810, another try at English from RTA via FRANCE. Again poor signal at UTwente, and even worse to Spain, South Africa, Qatar and Kuwait SDRs, but ICELAND is sufficient off the back S4-S6 and echoey as I pay attention from 1825: now in French; 1835 pause for Qur`an; 1838 back to French; 1844 météo avec musique; 1846 item about Nations-Unies; 1851 Arabic to 1859* off. No English during this period, so is there ever, anymore? BTW, météo meaning weather is missing from my neat handy little Collins French/English 760-page pocket dixionary first published in 1952y: must be a neologism (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CANADA. 248-MCW kHz, Oct 14 at 0614 UT, ND beacon dash and WG, which is 1000 watts from WinnipeG, Manitoba, *much* stronger than the others now and often:

250-MCW kHz, Oct 14 at 0613 UT, ND beacon dash and FO, which is 1600 watts from Flin Flon, Manitoba. “Flin Flon shares the distinction of being named after a character in an adventure novel with Tarzana, California.“ — bing. 2066 km = 1284 statute miles from Enid.

258-MCW kHz, Oct 14 at 0612 UT, ND beacon dash and ZSJ which is 1000 watts from Sandy Lake, Ontario, not South Africa. I was tuned to 257-USB. Wikipedia:

“Sandy Lake First Nation (or Negaw-zaaga’igan Nitam-Anishinaabe, Oji-Cree: ᓀᑲᣞ ᓵᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ ᓂᑕᒼ ᐊᓂᔑᓈᐯ) is an independent Oji-Cree First Nations band government. The First Nations community, in the west part of Northern Ontario, is located in the Kenora District, 227 km (141 mi) northeast of Red Lake, Ontario.“ (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. RF 19, Oct 14 at 1515 UT, still no signal from KAUT OKC. Rabbitears.info shows it has transitioned to ATSC 3.0 as of October 8, the only Market 50 station so far, and as related to KFOR. None others in OK or KS, and in TX only in Austin and DFW. Very few overall.

No signal registers visibly, of course, nor even on the STB meter, but presumably is there, and enough to block any DX of either standard. KAUT “Freedom 43“ programming in ATSC 1.0 is allegedly now on the RF 27 KFOR transmitter, but I am not getting any sign of it, just KFOR and its usual -2, -3 and -4 subchannels. Surely the STB would step on to -5 or whatever? Rabbitears.info is not showing programming transfer to KFOR.

I asked KWTV/KSBI engineering director Jack Mills about this, and he thinx the only way to get KAUT in would be to rescan. But STBs should not require that, and my other TV which does, Sanyo, I never want to rescan since it may miss marginal signals at the moment which are already scanned in! Never buy a TV which can be set up for tuning *only* by scanning! Cannot even add or delete channels at will (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. RF 20, Oct 14 at 1513 UT, KTXS 12-1 is decoding, tnx to tropo blob as forecast by Hepburn, from marginal here to levels 5-6 SSW into W central TX, i.e. Sweetwater station at 494 km = 307 miles city-to-city. With ABC, The View sporadically decoding, and also at 1532, CW on 12-2 and MeTV on 12-3. Otherstation in market, KRBC NBC “9“ is now on RF 29 so blocked here by KTUZ or maybe QRMing it. I had both 9 and 12 many times back in the analog VHF TVDX era. KTXS runs 530 kW ERP from 1319 feet HAAT per rabbitears.info and is also direxional skewed eastward toward Abilene, also with beam tilt. Level 1 tropo into S Kansas is enough to inbring sporadically KDCU RF 31 “31“, Derby-Wichita with Univision bug LR at 1523. Both to my bent-mast and broken antenna at roof-level (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2055 monitoring: final two airings:
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts: http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html

Thanks for an anonymous contribution by money order or check in US funds on a US bank to Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702

Financial support may alternatively be sent via PayPal to woradio at yahoo.com – not necessarily US funds as PP will convert WOR 2056 should be ready by early UT Friday October 16 for first broadcast at 0130 on WRMIs 5850 & 5010 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 10194-USB, Oct 14 at 1407, WGY945 definitely IDed twice in contact with anotherstation, informal weather discussion, digiblast and nothing further for a few minutes. Searched out an ancient 27-year-old list by Richard Bak of FEMA frequencies, not including this one, and calls, this one having been in Columbus OH; http://www.redwaveradio.com/11_0fce4e49481b7ea0_1.htm (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9991.44-USB, Oct 14 at 1411, 2-way in colloquial Spanish (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1937 UT October 14

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