Hard-Core-DX.com: Glenn Hauser logs June 3-4, 2023

Glenn Hauser logs June 3-4, 2023

Sunday, June 04 2023

** CUBA. 15230, June 4 at 0330, RHC with S9+10/20 of suptorted just
barely modulation in Spanish. EiBi shows 22-05 & 12-15 UT here.
Something`s always wrong at RHC.

0651 recheck, now algo music S3/S4, could be RHC overtime but probably
CRI Xi`an site overlapping sked 03-09 per EiBi, Commies vs Commies!
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. 1210 kHz, June 4 at 0345 UT, Fox Sports Network with good
signal, KGYN? Yes, NRC AM Log shows that`s one of many networx on
KGYN, far from fulltime sports. Why am I hearing it so well? Night
pattern with null toward Philadelphia, which is few degrees further
north than Enid; Wichita would be closer to the notch so I wonder how
reception be there. I have long suspected KGYN of not going direxional
at night from its 3 inline towers east of Guymon aside US 412, about
290 km = 180 statute miles from me. KGYN has been licened as 10/10 kW,
DA-night only. I can also hear it barely in daytime. Has CP to
increase day power to 22 kW, no change in antenna patterns. Have not
noticed any daytime improvement. NRC DX News May 23 had a typo leading
us to believe the night power would be only 1000 watts instead of
still 10000:

``CPs built, approaching final licensing (and probably being used on
the air): 1210 KGYN OK Guymon – Applies for license to cover CP with
U2 22000/1000 [sic], existing site.`` to which I replied at the

``(was U2 10000/10000! So we should get it better in daytime, everyone
get it less nighttime. There was once years ago a plan, CP? to move
this to OKC market, up to 50 kW; long abandoned? -- gh}`` (Glenn
Hauser, Enid, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. June 4 at 1855 UT, DXMAPS shows some sporadic E spixe
above 140 MHz in eastern USA - must be 2m ham contacts, so I rush to
the garaged caradio to tune for FMDX. 96.5, tuned in seconds too late
at 1859 for ID, just heard ``96 punto 5`` in Spanish. Likely Orlando
which no doubt I had a few day ago; but suspiciously no sign of any
other Es tuning up the band from 88.7.

After first tune at 1903: ``Ésta es KRXO, Éxitos 96.5, Oklahoma City,
Oclajoma --- Tyler Media`` --- never heard that before, must be a new
translator and I notice that other OKC sigs are enhanced, but still no
102.7. At 1904 CCI from an MS burst.

KRXO-FM of course is really the call of the silly sportstalk fullpower
station on 107.7 but WTFDA FM DB shows it does have HD. So what`s on
K243BJ relays:KRXO-FM 107.7 H 96.5 OKLAHOMA CITY OK Spanish OLDIES
EXITOS 96.5 0.25 302.0 35-24-54 97-30-32 3F48 Exitos 96.5 FM! Foreign
Language --- the H between frequencies presumably supposed to read HD1
or HD2. So OrlandOÉXitos has some competition! (Glenn Hauser, Enid,

** TURKEY. Re VOT running an hour ahead with German at 22 UT June 3 on
11785.006: Timeanddate.com says: ``Turkey currently observes Turkey
Time (TRT) all year [UTC +3]. DST is no longer in use. Clocks do not
change in Ankara, Turkey. The previous DST change in Ankara, Turkey
was on September 8, 2016`` -- what will happen at 0300 on 6165, 7275 -
Malay instead of English? Oops, by then I forget to check. Try again
June 4 at 2200, 5 at 0300! And if there be no DST in Turkey, why do
they always make 1-hour timeshifts between A and B seasons, no matter
where the target, local DST or not? Out of habit since 2016y? (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2193 monitoring: confirmed Saturday
June 3 at 2233 the 2230:30 on WRMIs: to UTwente: 15770 S9/+10, 7730
zero, 5850 occupied by roar I also had into NE USA SDR. To Maryland
SDR: 15770 VG S9+10, 7730 & 5850 JBA. To Atlanta SDR: no good. To
Athens GA SDR: 15770 JBA=too close, 7730 S8/S9 noisy, 5850 S9+5.

Also confirmed UT Sunday June 4 at 0030 on WRMI 7780, S7/9+10 with
storm crashes into Louisiana SDR, and as always starting with
overpowering external noise blast for first 14 seconds, which could be
evaded if WRMI would start playback 15 or 30 seconds later.

Also confirmed UT Sunday June 4 starting at 0329 the 0315v on WA0RCR,
1860 AM, MO, S9+15 but with storm noise into nearby SDR.

Missed checking the newish Sunday 1330 June 4 on WRMI 9955; did anyone
hear it? [no one ever answers this question]. 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. 1539.903, June 4 from 0338 UT, big het here against 1540.0
stations, unlike anywhere else on the entire MWBC band scanned. I bet
it`s KGBC Galveston TX which has a long history of such
offfrequenciness. However I had not noticed that for quite a while.
Broadly speaking, it was pervasive in 2020y but not much if any in
2021y & 2022y, when WKVQ Eatonton GA was always even further on the
plus side to 1520.21, but not any more.

The latest log I can find searching in NRC DX News is from early 2023:
``1539.90 KGBC TX Galveston – 1/14 0801 [EST = 1301 UT] – Prayer in
Spanish, then legal ID at 0801:30: “This is KGBC Galveston-Houston
1540 AM and K269GS Pasadena 101.7 FM,” followed by soft music. Fair
signal and nicely separable on LSB. Frequency is approximate. (JW
[John Wilkins, Wheatridge]-CO)``

At 0357 I rotate the altazimuth wrist-mounted DX-398 to get a bearing
on it: SSE/NNW, and there is separate Mexmx on 1540 from SSW/NNE -
that would be KEDA San Antonio. SSE peak fits for Galveston.

The closer Texmex, KZMP in The Metroplex seems no longer a factor. NRC
DX News just reported May 23: ``1540 KZMP TX University Park – Granted
STA, U1 100/100, TIS antenna at 32-50-51/96-48-40.`` {was U4
32000/750! -- gh}

Preacher keeps talking thru hourop 0400 with no ID heard. 0402 into
praise song in Spanish. 0407 Radio Gracia ID for 1320! kHz, and bank
account number for contributions: how brazen. Now it`s S9+10 as I
measure the het by comparing pitch tuned in AM vs tuned in SSB. The
pitch pulses slightly as if wobbling but that could be caused by
another station it is beating against.

I search out a webcast link also with info about it at:

``Radio Gracia 1320 AM spanish christian contemporary
Rating: 3.7 Reviews: 3
Radio Gracia Houston "CHRISTIAN CONTEMPORARY MUSIC" Evangelizing
nations. 24/7 from Houston, Texas United States to the world, we were
one of the first pioneers in Hispanic middle secular [? sics:] since
1988 and 1993, starting in the Spanish average Christian to date, been
to different radio stations, TV support, working for the Kingdom of
our God but from since March 2011 God put in our hearts and be founded
and nationally:`` and linx to own website:

There the only frequency shown is 95.3 FM! WTFDA FM DB shows that is:
40.0m HAAT both horizontal only 29-53-00 95-13-25 SANACION DE

It so happens that there is a KiwiSDR right in Galveston. It`s getting
the same signal at local strength on 1540 at -97 Hz steady offset and
that seems to be accurately calibrated compared to nearby
on-frequencies and weak WWV 2500. I also try the Maurice LA SDR which
gets a JBA signal also -97 Hz from 1540.

MWOffsets has an entry only for KGBC among the 1540 Texans:
1539.9074 with a range to .903 as of 2020-03-06. Check!

By 0407 it switches to a different identity ``La Abuela``, as in
grandmother -- what a strange name for a station. Says that
repeatedly. Searching on that is unproductive but there are lots of
Abuela restaurants or Abuelitas. This really seemed like a station
slogan rather than a commercial. At 0440 talking about a Houston
rodeo. 0452, back to ``Radio Gracia`` and its bank acct. The stream
and KiwiSDR are definitely //.

I also check 1320 on the Galv SDR: no signal from KXYZ Houston. Must
be in a deep null if really on air --- No, radio-locator.com night map
shows a peak toward Galv drawn by the Gulf! Assume 1320 be
ex-frequency of Gracia as KXYZ is now listed with BIN in English!

FCC shows a CP for change in KGBC parameters is in effect: 3600/185
watts with one lobe to the NNW which is good for Houston; and Enid.
But is it really on night power now? This also in radio-locator.com
which shows no slogan, but format as Tejano; and address in Houston
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report despatched at 1954 UT June 4