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Offline ChrisLobde

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KVOH TESTS THIS WEEKEND
« on: September 05, 2013, 1840 UTC »
         E-mail rcvd from KVOH:

Date: Wed, 4 Sep 2013 21:25:23 -0700 (PDT)
From: Ray Robinson <rrobinson@kvoh.net>
Subject: New KVOH Tests

Thank you for responding to the test broadcasts KVOH conducted on 17775 kHz a couple of months ago.  We were happy that our transmitter performed well, but were disappointed with the propagation conditions that make use of 16 metres challenging at the present time.  However, we have also been working hard to restore a second transmitter to operate on 31 metres (a band we have not operated on for over 6 years).  That work is nearing completion, and we would like to run two more evening tests to see how the tx is performing.

Accordingly, we would very much appreciate your reception reports (or preferably, recordings) of the tests we will be running on 9975 kHz on Friday and Saturday evenings this week.  The exact times are:

Saturday 7th    0100-0400 UTC

Sunday 8th       0100-0400 UTC

In North and Central America, that would be this Friday and Saturday evenings, 8-11pm Central, 9pm-12am Eastern.  The test program will be similar to last time, but not exactly the same.  It will contain segments in both English and Spanish.

The transmitter site is near Los Angeles, and here it is currently getting dark at about 0230 UTC (7:30pm local).  Therefore, during the first half of these tests, the transmission path will be increasingly in darkness, and for the last 90 minutes or so will be in complete darkness.  Please let us know what reception sounds like at your location as the evening progresses, and also what type of receiver and antenna you are using.

Reception reports may be emailed to "QSL@kvoh.net" or sent to:

KVOH - Voice of Hope
P.O.Box 102
Los Angeles, CA 90078
United States of America

All correct reports will be verified with our QSL card.

Thank you very much in advance for your assistance with this test!  *:) happy

Ray Robinson
Operations Manager
KVOH - Voice of Hope / Voz de Esperanza
Los Angeles
Receiver: Eton E1, JRC NRD-525, 535 and 545, Icom IC-7300
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Re: KVOH TESTS TONITE
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2013, 0030 UTC »
Just a reminder these tests will be starting at 0100 tonite on 9975 kHz
Receiver: Eton E1, JRC NRD-525, 535 and 545, Icom IC-7300
Aerial: MFJ G5RV dipole
near Lowell Massachusetts - Gateway To The Merrimack Valley.
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Re: KVOH TESTS THIS WEEKEND
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2013, 0042 UTC »
0040-0100Z 45444 S9+ Tone
0100Z 44544 S9+ "This is a test broadcast of KVOH, Los Angeles."  (QRM from voice broadcasts on WWV at 10MHz. Time pips & tones are not interfering)
0100Z 45544 S9+ Message of the launching of the Voice of Hope.
0102Z 45544 S9+ "This is a test broadcast of KVOH, Los Angeles."
0102Z 45544 S9+ Oasis Praise "Are you ready?"
0107Z 44544 S9+ ID Shawn McDonald "Rise" (QRM from WWV)
0112Z 45544 S9+ Announcement in Spanish
0112Z 45544 S9+ Juan Luis Guerra "El Quita Pena"
0115Z 45544 S9+ Announcer in Spanish
0118Z 45544 S9+ The Clark Sisters "The Darkest Hour Is Just Before The Day"
0122Z 45444 S9 ID
0123Z 45444 S9 Announcement in Spanish
0124Z 45444 S9 Jesus Adrian Romero "En La Azotea"
0127Z 45434 S9 Announcement & ID in Spanish
0130Z 45434 S9 ID in English
0130Z 45434 S9 Audio Adrenaline "Believer"
0133Z 45434 S9 ID
0134Z 45434 S9 ID in Spanish
0134Z 45434 S9 Marcela Gandara "Pensaba En Ti"
0138Z 45434 S9 Announcement & ID in Spanish
0140Z 55434 S9+ Third Day "Your Love Is Like A River"
0144Z 55434 S9+ ID
0145Z 55434 S9+ "This is a test broadcast of KVOH, Los Angeles."
0145Z 55434 S9+ Message of the launching of the Voice of Hope.
0146Z 55434 S9+ "This is a test broadcast of KVOH, Los Angeles."
0146Z 55434 S9+10 Oasis Praise "Are you ready?"
0151Z 55434 S9+10 ID
0152Z 55434 S9+10 Shawn McDonald "Rise"
0156Z 55534 S9+10 Announcement in Spanish
0156Z 55534 S9+10 Juan Luis Guerra "El Quita Pena"
0200Z 55534 S9+10 Announcer in Spanish
0202Z 55544 S9+10 The Clark Sisters "The Darkest Hour Is Just Before The Day"
0207Z 55544 S9+10 ID
0208Z 55544 S9+10 Announcement in Spanish
0208Z 55544 S9+10 Jesus Adrian Romero "En La Azotea"
0212Z 55544 S9+10 Announcement & ID in Spanish
0214Z 55544 S9+10 ID in English
0214Z 55544 S9+10 Audio Adrenaline "Believer"
0218Z 55544 S9+10 ID
0218Z 55544 S9+10 ID in Spanish
0219Z 55544 S9+10 Marcela Gandara "Pensaba En Ti"
0223Z 55544 S9+10 Announcement & ID in Spanish
0225Z 55544 S9+10 Third Day "Your Love Is Like A River"
0229Z 55544 S9+ ID
0229Z 55544 S9+10 "This is a test broadcast of KVOH, Los Angeles."
0229Z 55544 S9+10 Message of the launching of the Voice of Hope.
0230Z 55544 S9+10 "This is a test broadcast of KVOH, Los Angeles."
0231Z 55544 S9+10 Oasis Praise "Are you ready?"
0233Z Off mid song
0234Z 55544 S9+10 Back on mid song after ~20 off air.
023502Z Off mid song
023638Z 55544 S9+10 Shawn McDonald "Rise"
023700Z Off mid song
023701Z 55444 S9+10 Back on mid song
0241Z 55534 S9+10 Announcement in Spanish
0241Z 55534 S9+10 Juan Luis Guerra "El Quita Pena"
0244Z 55534 S9+10 Announcer in Spanish
0247Z 55544 S9+10 The Clark Sisters "The Darkest Hour Is Just Before The Day"
0251Z 55544 S9+10 ID
025143 Off air
025144 On
0252Z 55544 S9+10 Announcement in Spanish
0252Z 55544 S9+10 Jesus Adrian Romero "En La Azotea"
0256Z 55544 S9+10 Announcement & ID in Spanish
0258Z 55544 S9+10 ID in English
0259Z 55544 S9+10 Audio Adrenaline "Believer"
0302Z 55544 S9+10 ID
0303Z 55544 S9+10 ID in Spanish
0303Z 55544 S9+10 Marcela Gandara "Pensaba En Ti"
0307Z 55544 S9+10 Announcement & ID in Spanish
0309Z 53544 S9+10 Third Day "Your Love Is Like A River" (QRM from WWV)
0313Z 55544 S9+ ID
0313Z 55544 S9+10 "This is a test broadcast of KVOH, Los Angeles."
0313Z 55544 S9+10 Message of the launching of the Voice of Hope.
0315Z 55544 S9+10 "This is a test broadcast of KVOH, Los Angeles."
0315Z 55544 S9+10 Oasis Praise "Are you ready?"
0319Z 55434 S9+10 ID
0320Z 55434 S9+10 Shawn McDonald "Rise"
032443-44Z 55534 S9+10 Audio breaking up a bit.
032500Z Off mid song
032511Z 55534 S9+10 On mid song
0325Z 55534 S9+10 Announcement in Spanish
0325Z 45534 S9+ Juan Luis Guerra "El Quita Pena"
0329Z 54534 S9+10 Announcer in Spanish (QRM from WWV)
0331Z 55544 S9+10 The Clark Sisters "The Darkest Hour Is Just Before The Day"
0336Z 55544 S9+10 ID
0337Z 55544 S9+10 Announcement in Spanish
0337Z 55544 S9+10 Jesus Adrian Romero "En La Azotea"
0341Z 55544 S9+10 Announcement & ID in Spanish
0343Z 55544 S9+10 ID in English
0343Z 55544 S9+10 Audio Adrenaline "Believer"
034656Z Off mid song
034657Z 55544 S9+10 On but not in song, but into the ID.
0347Z 55544 S9+10 ID in Spanish
0347Z 55544 S9+10 Marcela Gandara "Pensaba En Ti"
0351Z 55544 S9+10 Announcement & ID in Spanish
0354Z 45544 S8 Third Day "Your Love Is Like A River" (QRM from WWV)
0358Z 45544 S8 ID
0358Z 45544 S8 "This is a test broadcast of KVOH, Los Angeles."
0359Z 45544 S8 Message of the launching of the Voice of Hope.
0359Z 45544 S8 Audio faded into ID & sign off with reception report addresses.
0401Z 45544 S8 Tone for about 10 seconds then faded out.
0401Z Off air.




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« Last Edit: September 07, 2013, 0411 UTC by skeezix »
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Re: KVOH TESTS THIS WEEKEND
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2013, 0055 UTC »
Likewise a tone 0055UTC, Steady S9 to 10 over. Much better than the 17775 tests a few months ago.

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Re: KVOH TESTS THIS WEEKEND
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2013, 0100 UTC »
A steady S-8 here with tone 0058
Receiver: Eton E1, JRC NRD-525, 535 and 545, Icom IC-7300
Aerial: MFJ G5RV dipole
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Re: KVOH TESTS THIS WEEKEND
« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2013, 0128 UTC »
Great signal here @ 0128z  55544
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Re: KVOH TESTS THIS WEEKEND
« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2013, 0144 UTC »
Great +10 to +20 here. 
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Re: KVOH TESTS THIS WEEKEND
« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2013, 1147 UTC »
Was coming in S+15/+20 here, with minor band fade
Sent in a clip, lets see what happens...

-()()()- Update -()()()-

KVOH verified my clip, they're sending a QSL via regular mail (they don't do eQSLs)
« Last Edit: September 08, 2013, 1128 UTC by Mentholyptus »
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Re: KVOH TESTS THIS WEEKEND
« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2013, 0138 UTC »
KVOH 9975 kHz 01:25 UTC 07 SEPT 2013

01:25 music in Spanish
01:26 ID: Voz de Esperanza

Great signal so far in Tucson, Arizona.
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Re: KVOH TESTS THIS WEEKEND
« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2013, 1641 UTC »
Both transmissions of KVOH on 9975 kHz have been heard in Kiev. I was trying to receive the signal of KVOH since about 1995 year and now I finally heard it even despite of very strong co-channel QRM from another station (100 kW transmitter of CVC Voice Asia in Tashkent) and terrible local electromagnetic interference!

SINPO from 31421 up to 43443 sometimes.

However I did not hear even a trace of carrier here during their tests on 16 meter band.

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