Hard-Core-DX.com: Glenn Hauser logs May 6-7, 2023

Glenn Hauser logs May 6-7, 2023

Sunday, May 07 2023

** ANTARCTICA. 15475.98 RC USB, Saturday May 6 at 2255, LRA36 with
S6/S8 good signal into Argentine remote, studio discussion, saluting
birthdays of certain military personnel; 2318 music, weaker with 15480
ACI; next check 2327, is off. Nominal sked is now 20-23 UT Saturdays
only. Manuel Méndez, Spain had reported earlier: ``LRA 36 on air ---
Speakers today, male Juan Benavente "Uniendo Voces" and female Noemí
Cisneros "Ecos de la Antártida", transmission cut off abruptly at 2023
and returns at 2027`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CHINA. 15800, May 7 at 1457, YL song, S9/+10 with flutter, // 15760
and much weaker 15340 & 15110, 1459 Chinese announcement. All check as
CNR1 jammers in Aoki. Not much else on 19m band except Cuba, making
15800 the SSOB! (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CHINA. 13550, May 7 at 1505, JBA carrier, CNR1 jammer against Sound
of Hope (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** COLOMBIA. 5910- & 6010-, May 7 0638, both Puerto Lleras stations
are off. Until now 5910 Alcaraván Radio had been reliable; and last
night I thought 6010 LV de tu Conciencia may have resumed (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA [and non]. 15140, Sunday May 7 at 0644, JBA carrier = just
barely audible: suspect RHC which is supposed to be here in daytime
only, but this has happened before. After searching all lower bands
with no RHCs found. This remainder may stay on past 0700 when weekly
Esperanto is supposed to air on 6100 only - and 12200 of course.
Nothing else sked on 15140 now. Something`s always wrong at RHC. Also,
15140 is the SSOB = strongest signal on band, but not the OSOB = only
signal on band, as 15770 WRMI is also detectable, even weaker JJBBA
carrier, in degraded propagation. WRMI must think it`s going somewhere
by running 15770 all-night; as the more appropriate 7730 remains
silent for lack of antenna. Skedgrid shows 7730 as both transmitters 1
and 2, 24 hours of blank on 160 and 44 degree azimuths (Glenn Hauser,

** CUBA. 15230, May 7 at 1501, RHC weaker than // 15140 opening
Sunday-only Esperanto, and still on at 1506 tho supposed to be off. //
11760 is VG much stronger. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** KURDISTAN [non]. 17480 & slightly stronger 17470, May 7 at 1502,
only JBA carriers below 17500, presumably Dengê Welat and Recep the
Turkish jammer (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. That tropo blob is *still* there over mid-America when I
next check for TVDX, UT Sun May 7 at 0231: BAD signals on RF 9, 10,
11, 17, 18, 26: notably, 17 and 18 are bad because of DX against Enid
and OKC stations. 26 briefly decodes as KOTV 6-1 Tulsa, along with
KQCW on 6-2, and NewsOn6 on 6-3 - at this time also on KQCW, couldn`t
tell if identical and synched (Glenn Hauser, Enid, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. Some OK FM logs are mixed in with non-OK FMDX in this
report under USA, q.v. for 104.5 KZZW; 106.9 KHTT; 104.9 KKWD; 104.9
KEUC; 105.3 KINB (Glenn Hauser, Enid, WOR)

** TURKEY. 11785, May 6 at 2200, VOT is not off the air today,
timesignal and English VG via UTwente SDR (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2189 monitoring: confirmed Saturday
May 6 at 2230 on WRMIs: 15770, S9/+5 into Missouri SDR despite off the
side; 5850 S7/S9 with nearby storm crashes.

Also confirmed UT Sunday May 7 at 0030 on WRMI 7780, S8/S9 including
heavy storm crashes into Missouri SDR; less noisy S9+5/12 into
Louisiana SDR. And *still* with external noise blast during first 14
seconds, then another mini-blast; and three more quick ones after
0037: I think this always happens by that spoiler ute.

Also confirmed starting late at 0357 UT Sunday May 7, the nominal 0315
in WA0RCR, 1860 AM, S9+10/20 including very heavy storm noise level =
HSNL. Next:

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. After two days of tropo TVDX within huge blob extending from
Monterrey to Des Moines, I switch to FM DXing via my best option,
stock Nissan caradio in the cool garage on our first 90-degree day
this year; with fender-mounted vertical antenna only.

This is my first serious car FM DX session this year, and maybe since
last summer, so there may have been some changes to the ``local`` dial
too. Info from the great WTFDA FM Database. Numbers before the geo
coordinates are kW ERP and antenna height above average terrain in
meters - H&V all the same in today`s logs so deleted the duplications.
Distances in km/stmi are approx., city-to-city of license, computed by

100.3, May 6 at 1653 UT, adstring including Staples, ``KJKK-FM
Dallas-Fort Worth`` ID. This stays in for quite a while, yet several
other open Metroplex channels are unoccupied - or maybe too occupied
resulting in hash. By 1747 this is gone but a few words from somewhere
burst in via a meteor.
KJKK 100.3 DALLAS TX HD ADULT HITS 100.3 JACK FM 97.0 574.2 32-35-02
96-57-48 28D2 JACK~ FM - Song/Title Song/Artist Adult Hits - 414
km/257 stmi

96.7, May 6 at 1655 UT, mentions something sponsored by WBAP & WFAA -
as if they were still related; 972 AC for Best Buy windows. 1711, ad
for Triple-C Roofing in DFW. I don`t perceive it as ``all-sports`` but
therefore must be:
TICKET 90.0 621.0 33-26-13 97-29-05 426A All sports all the time
KTCK The Ticket - All Sports all the time - KTCK The Ticket - Sports
//KTCK 1310 - 381/236

104.5, May 6 at 1702 UT, ``Weekend Top 20 Countdown`` but of Christian
songs only, no ID; ad for Metashare? 844-74-BIBLE; vacation rentals in
Florida; finally multi-station IDs including KJIL and KHYM. I figured
this would be the newish station near Woodward, but last I heard, it
had not been acquired by the SW KS-based gospel huxter network:
99-26-45 54A4 KZZW - 119/74

106.9, May 6 at 1705 UT, rap in unknown language, not English or
Spanish; but 1707 quick English non-ID as ``K-Hits``, So:
388.0 35-53-00 95-46-14 247D K-HIT 106.9 K-Hits Tulsa's #1 Hit Music
Station Top 40 - 237/147

104.9, May 6 at 1714 UT, Midwest City OK ad from KKWD alternately
fading with South Asian YL mixing language in with accented English;
even a bit of play-by-play cricket! 1735 mentions Punjabi and Urdu, ad
with (972) AC; 1736 S Asian song. I try searching WTFDA DB first on
languages, but there is a drop-down menu of only certain ones, no
Urdu. Punjabi, Indian and Pakistani do not get any 104.9 hits
anywhere. I know it has to be DFW TX market, so geographically I soon
find this entry not citing any specific languages:
KZMP-FM 104.9 PILOT POINT TX HD ETHNIC FUNASIA 35.0 535.0 33-33-37
96-57-34 534B KZMP-FM 104.9 Pilot Point, Dallas, Fort Worth

I never heard Funasia mentioned: this one in Dallas proper could be
problematic if it really exist:
0.0 32-35-25 96-58-24

And details of the OKC station it`s duking it out with back & forth:
KKWD 104.9 BETHANY OK VARIETY HITS ALICE 104.9 6.0 100.0 35-29-53
97-37-10 2CA7 Artist/Title HD is Off - 101/63

BTW, I still haven`t heard the alleged EWTN station in Ringwood just
west of Enid, KEUC, 100 watts, 21 meters on 104.9. I should be getting
it easily like the 99 watts from Kingfisher below on 105.3. 33 km/20

107.5, May 6 at 1719 UT, ad in Spanish. No Okies, but three in TX:
discounting San Angelo and Rio Grande City, that leaves in the PTA:
16.5 574.2 32-35-02 96-57-48 31DC - 408/254

105.3, May 6 at 1737 UT, YL sports talk, ``CBS Sports Radio`` ID, huge
adstring, none local, including Rangers.com, Navy Federal Credit
Union. It`s merely a near-local from a town where they assault HSFB
players leading to a mega$ lawsuit; and I don`t think it was CBSSR the
last time I noticed:
35-43-38 97-52-30 2673 KINB CBS KINB CBS SPORTS RADIO 105.3 KINBFM.COM
405-600-9096 - 52 km/32 stmi tho pinned west of Kingfisher not the
town itself -- ?? (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, WOR)

** U S A. More TVDX chex tnx to persistent tropo blob over
mid-America, May 7 at 1517 UT: BAD signals on RF 28, 11, 9 and 6. Yes,
6, despite my antenna for highband 7+ and UHF only and aimed SSE.
Prime suspect is always closest full power on 6, KBSD, Ensign/Dodge
City KS with 31 kW ERP, 244 km/152 stmi. Beyond that: KWNB-TV Hayes
Center NE, 11.9 kW, CP for 45, 538 km/334 stmi. There are zero OKies
on 6 of any power. Lots in TX but all low-power or translators. All
per FCC TV Query. Next check at 1636: only 20, 11 and 10 (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1956 UT May 7