Hard-Core-DX.com: Glenn Hauser logs May 5-6, 2023

Glenn Hauser logs May 5-6, 2023

Saturday, May 06 2023

** COLOMBIA. 6010-, May 6 at 0650, JBA carrier very close to same
about -50 Hz offset as from 5910, so suspect LV de tu Conciencia may
be back on air, but signal not up to par with sibling. Or, Brasil?
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 9700, May 6 at 0704, RHC English still on here and nowhere
else, S9+10 but with squealwhine audible in AM mode out to plus/minus
30 kHz. Something`s always wrong at RHC. Also noted by Wolfgang
Bueschel via remote in Detroit or Edmonton: ``9700 kHz heard of RHC
Spanish likely from Bauta site at 0558 and switched over to English
sce at 6-7 UT -- the only RHC channel at this hour! Only S=6 signal,
like exciter outlet only. 9700 kHz distorted audio with a whistle-buzz
of 350 Hertz audio string approx.``
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. (90.1), KUCO FM webcast, Sat May 6 at 1907 UT, opening
his anonymous vocal fill-music show after `La Bohème` from The Met,
Lane Whitesell apologizes for interruptions to last week`s program:
material was embedded in original music source, KUCO received no
remuneration, and has taken steps to assure this does not happen again
(paraphrased closely). I.e. the *commercials* I heard twice and
queried him about, but he never replied to me.

Wait a minute: only 2+ hours is not enough time for Bohème. Recheck at
2129, after an hour or so of his own show with Brahms songs, etc. Lane
is outroing Act IV of it, but a different recorded performance from
Rome Opera House, compensating for a ``technological problem``
earlier! I.e., quitting the Met broadcast after only 3 acts. I suspect
these problems result from automation and voice-tracking, no ``live``
management of what happens (Glenn Hauser, Enid, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. RF 26, May 5 at 1947 UT, BAD signal starts to decode as
KOTV 6-1 Tulsa, continuing the huge tropo opening as in previous

UT May 6 at 0249, RF 20 decodes at 42-1 KBZC-LD. That`s a lowpower in
nearest major market, OKC, but normally invisible here with 7.2 kW
Also all these mostly infomercial subchannels, but PSIP on every one
is same KBZC-LD! 42-2, 42-3, 42-4, 42-5, 42-6, 42-7.

UT May 6 at 0255, RF 36, Univision on 36-1 with PSIP KUOKCD1 -- yes,
with figure one at the end somehow as I inspect it closely. There are
NO virtual 36-2 or 36-3, skipping to 36-4 StartTV and 36-5 H&I as in
rabbitears.info. Of course this 7.33 kW ERP channel with Univision is
superfluous as it`s also on highpower RF 29 from Shawnee along with
Telemundo and Estrella TV.
RF 36 is also direxional NNW which must help it a bit thisaway.

Among many BAD signals May 5 at 1526 UT, I get a decode on RF 20 from
KQCW 19-1; and on RF 26 from KOTV 6-1 with CBS, Tulsa, in & out (Glenn
Hauser, Enid, WOR)

** SPAIN. 17855, Friday May 5 at 2200, token English from SNR, feature
after news is conversation with Leah Patton (sps?), an immigrant who
picked up Spanish after arriving and now runs a website about what to
do in Madrid, madridnofrills.com --- VG here and 17715, 15520 also
audible, 11670 barely (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 11785.009, May 6 at 2200, VOT English is not off the air
today, S9+25/35 into UTwente, 11-second late timesignal, soon compared
to something on 10000, not WWV, mixed with music, presumably
ITALCABLE; s/on by heavily accentedess and with considerable
overmodulation/distortion. Topping news is coronation of Charles, all
in future tense! Tho this should have been recorded no later than 1230
UT today (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2189 monitoring: confirmed Friday
May 5 at 2030 on IRRS SW via AM Italia 1323 kHz only, Villa Estense,
S9/+15 into nearby Noale SDR, but with considerable pumping SAH CCI
from understation. Just before at 2029 an Italian song played.

Also confirmed UT Saturday May 6 at 0130 on WRMI 5850, S9+20/30 direct
aimed thisaway, but only S6/S8 into Maryland SDR, not aimed thataway.

Also confirmed UT Saturday May 6 at 0400 on WBCQ Radio Angela, 5130
-24 Hz = 5129.976 into Maryland SDR at S7/S9.

Also confirmed Saturday May 6 at 1930 already underway early on
WA0RCR, 1860 AM, MO, S9+17 with storm crashes right over the St Louis
area into adjacent IL, about 5 minutes into so started early circa
1925. Next:

2230 UT Saturday WRMI 5850 to NW
2230 UT Saturday WRMI 15770 to NE
0030 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to SW
0245vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315; as late as 0457]
2000 UT Sunday IRRS 1323 & 918? & 207?-Italy
0030 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to SW
0300vUT Monday WBCQ Area 51 6160v to WSW
0030 UT Tuesday WRMI 9395 to NNW
2330 UT Tuesday WRMI 9395 to NNW
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0030 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S

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** U S A. 7490 minus 73 Hz into Maryland SDR = 7489.927, Friday May 5
at 2351, WBCQ S9+5/20 during FKB gospel huxter; 5130 already on at
5129.985, S6/S8 with music; 6159.933, S7/S9 different music; and no
3265v as it`s about time for `AAAWWW` UT Sat May 6 from 0000, which I
then listen to on (7490) webcast: sounds familiar, about needing to
fix stuff, mike check OK, AW has been ``dragging`` due to 80-degree
heat in FLA; discussing favorite Japanese restaurant they frequent -
so now I`m sure this be a repeat from a week or few ago; never mind
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. Big tropo TVDX opening continues over central USA, May 5 at
2350 UT, BAD signals on RF 20, 34, 35. UT Sat May 6 at next check
0131, BAD:
10, 11, 14, 20, 21, 22, 28, 30, 34, 35, 36. Some of those no doubt
Oklahoma, but see OKLAHOMA for identified intrastate DX.

UT May 6 at 0434 I have Univision on RF 31 but displays virtual 46-1.
Trouble is, I can`t find any such match in listings altho it`s on 46-1
in Arizona and Hawaii: I don`t think so. Closest 31 is Wichita market,
KDCU Derby KS with Univision, but rabbitears.info shows its virtual is
also 31! Allocation map for 31 has no matches in TX or OK. Univision
website is no help: I can`t even find an affiliate list as they push
viewing via an APP rather than OTA TV stations!! Nor Wikipedia.
Finally I check FCC TV Query, and by golly, they do show KDCU RF 31
with virtual 46. I also inspect the subchannels I get with this and
they match the rabbitears info for KDCU: Grit, Mystery, Laff, CourtTV.
Notified webmaster who says I am first to inform him of incorrect
info. His latest info was virtual 31 for many years. Must have changed
recently; maybe was originally on RF 46 before repacking. My last
previous log of KDCU was Sept 5, 2021 on RF 31 and indeed ``31``.

My STB tuning is further confused by *another* virtual 46 from Norman
OK`s KOCM which is really on RF 16, gospel huxter starting with
DayStar. It`s usually a bit too weak here to decode. Somehow KOCM got
on a prime low cable channel in Enid, 6.

At 0531 UT, BADs on 8, 9 and 10; then 8 decodes briefly as KPTS,

Next morning, May 6 from 1525, we still have big tropo blob all the
way from Monterrey to Des Moines, but I`m not getting any such far DX.
RF 10, 14, 15, 17, 21, 22, 26, 28, 30, 31, 34, 35, 36, i.e. just about
every UHF channel not `local` -- and some of those have become BAD due
to DX QRM: even Enid`s only local K17JN-D; 15 from OKC.

Later on Saturday after/noon I switch to FM DXing from the caradio, as
yet not fully researched, so will be in my next report; including some
ethnic radio from DFW (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, WOR)

** VANUATU. 11835, May 6 at 0706, RV is S5/S6 on 3 x 3945; also had it
before 07 on much weaker fundamental 7260 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9170, May 6 at 0711, open carrier of S1/S4 (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report despatched at 2227 UT May 6