Hard-Core-DX.com: Glenn Hauser logs December 20-21, 2021

Glenn Hauser logs December 20-21, 2021

Tuesday, December 21 2021

** CUBA. 9700, Dec 20 at 0750, S5-S6 in Spanish not English, so it`s
RHC, and no other frequencies by now on 5 or 6 MHz. Could not hear it
at 0400 on 9700 or 6165 when WOR was on 6160-. Something`s always
wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 11760, Dec 20 at 1617, S9+20 of dead air in Spanish from RHC;
while the only other midday frequency, 15140 is S6-S8 and
undermodulated. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK,

** GERMANY. 9670, Dec 20 at 0751, TOMBS at S6-S9, i.e. via Channel
292, one of my better receptions of Rohrbach, unfortunately with
repulsive but lucrative programming (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. 1000, Dec 20 at 1939 UT on caradio, KTOK OKC just barely
modulated in some network talkshow -- so it`s their fault, not one of
my receivers. 2001 recheck during local news, normal modulation; 2007
Hannity show back to undermodulation. So it`s sporadic and no one is
paying attention in the control (?) room. It`s hard to think of any
show more deserving of undermodulation (Glenn Hauser, Enid, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. 1640 kHz, Dec 21 at 0154 UT check, KZLS Enid is talking
but KQOB 96.9 is musicking, certainly not //. New NRC DX News says
they are, but the original story from

says not until January 1:

``Alice To Give Way To Conservative Talk In Oklahoma City As
Long-Running LMA Comes To End --- by Lance Venta December 3, 2021

96.9 The Eagle Alice 96.9 KQOB Enid Oklahoma City 1640 KZLS

After being leased to Cumulus Media and predecessor Citadel for the
past nineteen years, Champlin Broadcasting will resume programming
96.9 KQOB Enid/Oklahoma City on January 1, 2022.

That will mean the end of Variety Hits “Alice 96.9” as Champlin will
flip KQOB to a simulcast of Conservative Talk “1640 The Eagle” KZLS
Enid. Champlin also owns Classic Country “99.7 Hank-FM” KNAH Mustang
in the Oklahoma City market.

KQOB held a 2.1 share in the October 2021 Nielsen Audio ratings. 1640
KZLS held a 0.2 share. The 100 kW 96.9 signal will help the station
better compete against iHeartMedia’s 1000 KTOK and Tyler Media’s 1520
KOKC/95.3 K237GE. Lance Venta``

I`ve long suspected KZLS too be operated out of OKC, not Enid. 96.9 is
that station with a tall tower ~halfway between Enid and OKC west of
Crescent, inheriting the original Enid allocation for KCRC-FM, later
KNID, obviously trying to penetrate the huger OKC market. Likewise
KZLS is partway to OKC from Enid, site E of Hennessey and unusually
for an X-bander, direxional NNW/SSE, which makes it a tougher catch
for TA and TP DXers. KQOB call was originally to suggest ``Bob``
handle to spelling-challenged Okies. Champlin Broadcasting derives
from a long-gone oil company, successor Hiram Champlin, who appears
also to own the undeveloped ``kite field`` where I try daytime DXing
in northern Enid (Glenn Hauser, Enid, WOR)

** TURKEY. 5960, Dec 20 at 2300, NO signal from VOT English into
UTwente nor at some later random chex during the hour. Something`s
always erroneous at Emirler (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2117 monitoring: someone did hear
the WMRI Europe broadcast via Channel 292, Germany, Sun Dec 19; tnx,
Art: ``Glenn -- I did hear WOR on 9670 this morning, a bit after 1330.
Couldn't consistently read it, but it was clearly you. Regards, Art
Delibert, North Bethesda, MD``

Also confirmed Sunday December 19 at 2100 on AM Italia, 918 kHz, S9+10
via Noale SDR, atop some CCI, SAH, following double ID as ``IRRS

Also confirmed Sunday December 19 at 2330 on WRMIs: 9955, S9+10/20
into Pardinho, Brasil SDR; and 5950, S9+20/30 into Missouri SDR.

Also confirmed UT Monday December 20 at 0030 on WRMI 7730, VG direct

Also confirmed UT Monday December 20 at 0130 on WRMI 9395, only S8-S9
into Missouri SDR.

Also confirmed UT Mon Dec 20 at 0230 on WRN North America webcast

Also confirmed UT Mon Dec 20 from 0359.5 on Area 51 via WBCQ 6160,
minus 55.5 Hz into Missouri SDR = 6159.9445, S7-S9 and no Habana ACI
on 6165. Next:

2330 UT Tuesday WRMI 9955 to SSE [jammed?]
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW, 5010 to S

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Our non-commercial broadcasts and website depend on voluntary
support. Thanks this week to William T. Hassig, Mt. Prospect, IL, for
a Winter Solstice contribution on a US bank to:
Glenn Hauser, PO Box 1684, Enid OK 73702.

One may also contribute via PayPal, not necessarily in US funds to:
woradio at yahoo.com (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 15770, Dec 20 at 1614, WRMI-9 is gone again; nothing on
disgraced FB about this since Dec 17 when it had come back. And yes,
9455 WRMI-5 is *still* gone without notice for weeks now. I asked Jeff
White about these and he replies Dec 20 at 1826 UT: ``Glenn: 15770 is
undergoing repair and maintenance today, but should be back on later
today. 9455, with any luck, should be back on tomorrow. Jeff``. Then
at 2011: ``15770 is back`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0217 UT December 21