Hard-Core-DX.com: Glenn Hauser logs July 17-18, 2021

Glenn Hauser logs July 17-18, 2021

Sunday, July 18 2021

** ANTARCTICA. 15475.98-RCUSB, Sat July 17 tune-in at 1500 via
Pardinho, Brasil SDR, S4-S6, historical talk about something in 1816y;
1501 LRA36 ID, music; 1505 ID for the miércoles 11-13 transmission;
1518 music alternating with frequent IDs; 1545 still with song past
1600, 1643, 1652, 1704 rechex; 1719 ID, music; 1729 Antártida song but
cutoff just as lyrix start at 1729.5* (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CHINA. CNR1 jammer check just in time July 17 at 1358: JBA carrier
on 12820, but S8-S9 Chinese music/talk on 12880, 13020, 13130. I`m
tuned to the last one until 1400 timesignal and abruptly off* (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 7105, 7130, 7140, 7150, 7157, 7165, July 17 at 0632, approx.
peaks of weak pulse jamming from Cuba; vs no hamcomms at all heard
near them. July 18 at 0308, only one is 7165 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** FRANCE [non]. 9395, July 18 at 0000, Atlantic 2000 special via WRMI
as publicized; +31 Hz carrier offset, more than usual for WRMI.
Multi-lingual ID opens but then DJ in French for their July emission,
to include music dedications. Starts with Lovin` Spoonful from 1966,
in English. Strange how so many European/Free/pirate stations play
nothing but the narrow genre of rock, as rechecked a few more times
during the hour when I am really watching BBC America with a pleasant
$ tereo music soundtrack about animal life in the megacity of Tokyo
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA [and non]. No Es DX to be found, but some bandscanning
circa 1802-1820 UT July 17 finds KS signals enhanced,
Wichita-Hutchinson area, e.g. KHCC 90.1 overriding KUCO OK without
even trying into the caradio vertical antenna. However, next check
after 2100 finds weather has reversed, now with OKC signals enhanced
such as not normally audible dominating 92.9, ``From the Lucky Star
Casino, KOMA HD2 The Edge``, not to be confused with the primary KOMA
on 92.5. 92.9 is really:

267.7 267.7 35-32-51 97-29-30

A sibling translator on 95.3 of KOKC 1520, always audible but stronger
than usual:
0.25 0.25 0.0 0.0 35-32-51 97-29-30 35FE KOKC Talk Radios New
Generation 95.3 and 1520 KOKC News

Of course 95.3 is not really at zero height above average terrain! I
figured it would be on same tower as 92.9 and the GC do match. In
fact, 95.3 has to be way up there for consistent coverage as far as
Enid with 250 watts ERP. HAAT may be uncalculated but FCC shows it is
314m above ground = 1030 feet.

I moved out of OKC in 1961, one reason to get away from all the local
RF hampering TVDX. Now I shudder to think how Citians are blocked from
getting out-of-city FM signals by all the local translators of AM
stations or of HD FM channels where no one is listening to their
original intent; e.g. forget about Tulsa into OKC on 92.9 or 102.3,
etc. (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 4790, July 17 at 0624 check, the new WBCQ is
still on with TOMBS, S9+10/20 direct but noisy. Probably all-night or
even 24 hours all day. Yes, 4790 checked July 17 at 1612 via Maine SDR
is on at S9, -26 Hz offset = 4789.974. But 3265+ which ought to be
audible that close in daytime if on, is not. More TOMBS on 6160 S5-S7
minus 712 Hz = 6159.288 kHz.

I wonder who does WBCQ frequency management? 6160 was a bad choice
next to Cuba in primetime, as I repeatedly outpointed, but no
broadcasters anywhen anywhere around 4790. Latest HFCC dated July 17
still has WBCQ on 5130, no 4790. Does show 6160 24h, and 3265 at 22-10
UT only, tho is also running it in daytime. Also the 500 kW on 13570
where it never went before it broke. FCC did not get around to
posting A21 schedules until April 26 and not updated since.

7730 & 7570, July 17 at 0628, WRMI TOMBS but with long dead-air
breaks; internet feed buffering? They do satellite too (Glenn Hauser,

** U S A. 13565-CW, July 17 at 1401, K6FRC HIFER beacon JBA with
continuous IDs vs CODAR, allegedly only 1.8 milliwatts at Patterson
CA. Last time logged was June 27 always around this same hour (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2095 monitoring: barely confirmed
Sat July 17 at 1327 the 1300 on WRMI 15770, JBA but sounds like me.

Also confirmed Sat July 17 at 1600 on WRN webcast to N America.

Also confirmed Sat July 17 at about 1801 on IRRS 7290 via Bulgaria;
listening to UTwente recording later without exact times, but usual
pattern of Aida theme JIP circa 1759, brief sign-on, pause and WOR to
almost 1830. Altho missing from 918 Italia AM on July 16, today July
17 confirmed also there via Noale SDR at 1820 check a few sex out of
synch with 7290; S9+15 but a lot of local line noise.

Also confirmed Sat July 17 until 2003 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, Wentzville
MO, VG S9+10 via nearby KB0FX remote; so started circa 1934.

Also confirmed Sat July 17 at 2000 on WRMI 15770 about S9 into UTwente
after SMTV and Everglades ID.

0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315; as late as 0400]
2000 UT Sunday IRRS 918-Italy
2200vUT Sunday WBCQ 6160v Area 51 to WSW
2230 UT Sunday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
0030 UT Monday WRMI 7730 to WNW
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE, 5800 to SSE
1330 UT Tuesday WRMI 15770 to NE
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S

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** U S A. 5085 and not 9950, UT Sun July 18 at 0057, WTWW-2 in
distorted rock music, no TOUTA; was it finishing earlier or at all?
When I was too busy to check for it (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. Re this sporadic E log July 14 under CANADA [and non]:

``97.5 at 1731, ads for Low-T, men`s health care, biotix, roto-rooter;
hard rock. No full power 97.5 in SK; 6 in MT but only full power is
100.0 100.0 75.0 75.0 45-39-26 110-58-22 Silent since 5/25/20
Radio-locator: License Expires April 01 2013 [!]
Last FCC Update May 22 2021 --- is it definitely off the air now? ---
1478 mi = 918 mi``

Doug Smith, TN, W9WI, replies on the WTFDA gg Jul 17 06:56AM -0500:

``KOZB filed a silent STA on May 26th, 2020 citing financial
difficulties. They filed to extend it in January. I don't see any
"resumption of operations" filing, but on May 18th they filed a
technical STA requesting authority to operate the station at
reduced power. ("The licensee hopes to be able to operate at 8.7kW
ERP, but a lower power may be necessary.") That STA was granted the
next day.

Given that KOZB would have fallen afoul of the off-over-a-year law in
eight days, I think you can reasonably presume it did return to the
air on May 19th. FWIW, four other co-owned Bozeman stations have made
similar filings: KBOZ-1090; KBOZ-FM 99.9; KOBB-1230 and KOBB-FM 93.7.
Sounds like Bozeman may have been a great place to DX for awhile!``
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 4975, July 17 circa 0630 again that JBA carrier, but
unlikely to be R. Deltracks, as Gianni Serra, Roma, agrees:

``Glenn, it is hard to believe the JBA carrier you caught on 4975 kHz
(0639 July 11 / 0636 July 12) was from Euro Pirate Radio Deltracks,
considering the low TX power of 350 Watts (or below 1 kW): sunrise in
Amsterdam, the Netherlands, has been at 0333 UTC on July 11

Alba e tramonto (sunrise and sunset)
05:33 - 21:58 local time (UTC +2) (0333 - 1958 UTC)

(in Italian)
'73 Gianni Serra`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0317 UT July 18
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