Hard-Core-DX.com: Glenn Hauser logs January 21-22, 2022

Glenn Hauser logs January 21-22, 2022

Saturday, January 22 2022

** EGYPT. 9899.605, Jan 21 at 2201 & 2226 chex via UTwente, R. Cairo
is on at S9+25/35 but almost dead air in English, occasional traces of
modulation peaks. Wiggle that patchcord! Would that the fix were that
simple. Something`s always egregious at Egypt (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** ITALY [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO is scheduled to be pre-empted once
a month on third Friday by IRRS at 1915, and indeed at 1918 check Jan
21, music is playing on 7290 via Bulgaria, into UTwente, weak with
QRM; and on 1323 from AM Italia. Anyway I check out the QRM situation:
918 is off leaving La Inter, Madrid to dominate. 1323 has CCI, but at
2000 via Noale SDR I hear the IRRS ``sign-off`` with the other Verdi
theme, mixing with end of minority German service from Romania, and a
long tone. We hope it will be better at 2130 for remaining airing of
WOR: see USA [and non] (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA [and non]. 94.3: On Jan 20 we got this note: ``Glenn, of
interest in the local Enid area: I see that KLGB-LP 94.3 turned in its
license on January 19, so that frequency should be open for your FMDX.
Stephen Luce, Houston, Texas``

I immediately confirmed that KLGB-LP is off the air. While ``open``
for DX, it`s also open for a much needed public radio translator from
KGOU at OU in Norman; or KUCO-FM, classical Edmond-OKC. KGOU has zero
signal into Enid except very marginally with a little tropo help from
its 88.1 relay in Woodward, especially on west side of Enid, but too
close to a local translator on 88.3. KGOU 106.3 is totally blocked by
a local; its NE OKC relay KROU 105.7 could barely make it here if it
were not for another damn gospel huxter translator on 105.5. KUCO 90.1
is marginal direct, picket-fencing and not enough for $ tereo to break
thru on caradio, or to attain full quieting. It also has
better-than-translator relays in the small towns of Woodward and
McAlester, both useless here. I notified both stations of 94.3 now
being available in Enid, and one of them is looking into it.

January 21 circa 1930 UT on caradio I check out what remain on 94.3:
another gospel huxter marginally dominates, which must be per WTFDA

100.0 253.0 253.0 37-46-26 97-30-52 1780 Bott Radio Network
Religious Talk``

134 km = 83 statute miles, city-to-city northward. There are three
other further and weaker Kansans. It also has some CCI which must be
an Okie, most likely:

0.25 0.0 0.0 36-10-47 97-00-38 Focus on 90s/early 2000's

-- i.e. the translator wagging the dog of 780 branding, even tho KSPI
has had its own full FM on 93.9/93.7 for many years but separately
identified and programmed. There is also a 12 kW in Elk City, KXOO,
Classic Rock, Kool 94.

Circa 1935 UT Jan 21, I drive right up to the KLGB transmitter site
just north of Poplar intersexion with N Van Buren = US 81; just in
case its exciter still be on: no, right next to the tower I am getting
CCI from the two other stations. Sign still says ``Home of KLGB
94.3``. Last owner was Covenant Life, a church elsewhere in Enid. It
was a pretty worthless station, long dispensed with any local
programming, plugged into some gospel rock satellite service; and
frequently failing with distortion or dead air.

FCC FM Query now gets no hit for KLGB. Even tho deleted, ought to
preserve data for historical purposes! (Glenn Hauser, Enid, WOR)

** SPAIN. 9690, Fri Jan 21 at 2300, tokEnglish from REE, S9+20
excellent to N America, much weaker //s 12030 > 11940 >>
11685-not-11670. No contest today whether to hear this or Turkey, a
JBA carrier on 5960 from East Turkistan instead. Opening news by
Justin Coe about Spain`s stance on the Ukraine/Russia situation
distracts me as JC is pronouncing the Spanish Foreign Minister as if
``Alvárez`` instead of the common MexAmerican surname Álvarez accented
on first A. But uplooked later, he`s correct: ``Ministro de Asuntos
Exteriores, Unión Europea y Cooperación, José Manuel Albares, Desde el
12 de julio de 2021``.

2307 to Amy Egan`s first feature, the 85th anniversary of Spanish
National Radio, Jan. 19, 1937. Göbbels gave fascists in Spain a 20 kW
Telefunken transmitter in 1936 first installed in Salamanca, then
moved somewhere else, and finally to Madrid with Franco`s victory in
1939; but WTFK?? Features a song by a partisan altho Argentine-born.

2318 ID, another song, and another feature about the long-running
series on TVE, `Cuéntame` - or in English, Remember When? but said to
be equivalent to the American series `The Wonder Years`. It`s still
being renewed after 20 years. Stories of a fixional family thru the
years, set first in 1968y, thru the death of Franco in November 1975,
now reaching the 1990s (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 5960, Fri Jan 21 at 2300 & 2330 chex direct, JBA carrier,
so no contest whether to listen to English from VOT or from SPAIN
which is inbooming on 9690. As suspected, at 2333 check of UTwente, no
VOT at all, just Chinese from East Turkistan, std. remark (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2122 monitoring: pre-empted as
expected from 1915 on IRRS 7290 & 1323 this third Friday January 21;
see ITALY [and non]. Confirmed Fri Jan 21 when next scheduled, 2130 on
AM Italia only: unlike before 2000 as heard via nearby Noale SDR, 1323
is also clear of QRM so Romania is off by now? S9+10. No longer
chopped off air before ending, heard complete to 2159, with a slight
rippling SAH from algo. Not much ACI either. Not on 918 or 207.

Barely confirmed UT Saturday January 22 at 0230 on WRMI 9395: JBA
carrier direct = 9455 and 9955 only slightly better JBA. Remotes?
Nothing to Colombia but beamed NNW; does not reach Winnipeg; JBA S5-S7
to Knoxville; S6 noisy, and lessening to Missouri SDR. Next:

2030vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
0030 UT Sunday WRMI 7730 to WNW
0400vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0415; as late as 0530]
1330 UT Sunday WMRI Europe via Ch 292 Germany 9670
2100 UT Sunday IRRS 918 and/or 1323-Italy & 207?
2330 UT Sunday WRMI 5950 to NNW
0030 UT Monday WRMI 7730 to WNW
0130 UT Monday WRMI 9395 to NNW
0400vUT Monday WBCQ 6160v Area 51 to WSW
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
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S

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** U S A. (7490v), UT Sat Jan 22 at 0100, WBCQ webcast with `AAAWWW`
--- soon clear it`s a rerun already of the Jan 8 show, wishing us
``Happy New Year`` and admitting the week before on NYE they were out
partying. John Carver agrees (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0250 UT January 22