Hard-Core-DX.com: WEWN 12050, still major problems

WEWN 12050, still major problems

Monday, June 17 2019

at 22.38 UT WEWN 12050 kHz is on air with clean audio,
program in Cape Canaveral similar strong like REE Madrid from Noblejas on
12030 kHz,

similar signals also noted in remote SDRs in Edmonton, Detroit, Rochester
and NJ US east.

B U T terrible CODAR signal covers totally 12098 to 12294 kHz frequency
range in North America.

73 wolfie

----- Original Message -----
From: "Ivo Ivanov" <ivo.observer@gmail.com>

Sent: Monday, June 17, 2019 9:56 PM
Subject: Re: [WOR] WEWN 12050, still major problems

Yes Kai, 12050 and 5970 are from different txs
WEWN-1 Global Catholic Radio, Vandiver
0000-0900 on 11610 EWN 250 kW / 085 deg to WeAf English
0900-1300 on 9470 EWN 250 kW / 355 deg to SEAs English
1900-2400 on 15610 EWN 250 kW / 085 deg to WeAf English

WEWN-2 Radio Catolica Mundial, Vandiver
1400-2400 on 12050 EWN 100 kW / 155 deg to CeAm Spanish

WEWN-3 Radio Catolica Mundial, Vandiver
0000-1400 on 5970 EWN 100 kW / 160 deg to CeAm Spanish

На пн, 17.06.2019 г. в 19:39 ч. Kai Ludwig <KaiLudwig@t-online.de> написа:

When WEWN 12050 is experiencing the problem, all of the RF energy is
concentrated in the upper sideband, centered between 20 and 30 KHz above
the carrier, and more FM than anything else.

The evening broadcast on 5970 kHz is fine, as is the late afternoon
broadcast on 15610 kHz

- I'd say the error pattern points at the modulator as culprit
- Tonight at 1920 no apparent issue with the transmitter, but another
problem: At Bonaire 12050 is an almost 1:1 mixture of Vandiver with
Woofferton, carrying Radio Ndarason programming
- 5970 and 12050 could well be different transmitters, connected to
different antennas
- 15610 was, also at 1920, just barely audible here in Central Europe.
I doubt that it will produce a usable signal level in West Africa
- Would EWTN provide a budget for more extensive repairs by the
transmitter manufacturer and/or other contractors, at this point, with
the operation meanwhile appearing to be in phase-out status? I doubt it
Kai Ludwig

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