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Glenn Hauser logs April 8-9, 2024   
Tuesday, April 09 2024

Logs
** CUBA. 15230, April 8 at 2219, RHC S9/+10 but mod sup/torted.
Unreadable, but intonation sounds Portuguese; 11760 not on for a
Spanish comparison, rather Chinese music fill in Portuguese
disservice. WRTH A24 update lax RHC PP at 22-23 on 15230 but is in
Aoki. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** DOMINICAN REPUBLIC. 28425 USB, April 8 at 2227, HI8AT making quick
yet friendly contacts; some guys do that even if no contest. QRZ.com:
``HI8AT Dominican Republic flag Dominican Republic, Julio Cesar Jose,
P O Box 951, Santo Domingo, D. N. 11101, Dominican Republic`` - only a
few phone sigs and beacons on 10 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** GUAM. 15625, April 8 at 2224, rock? music S7/S9 with flutter. Aoki
shows this hour is Chinese from KSDA (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SAUDI ARABIA. 11935, April 8 at 1930, presumed Rep. of Yemen Radio,
Arabic still going; into UTwente now has ACI from 11930 and AACI from
11925. That would now be Martí, and I guess VORW via France as sked
this hour Mondays only (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SPAIN. 17855, Mon Apr 8 at 2208, token English from REE VG direct
tho some deep fading on the DX-390, feature today about manga/anime in
Spain. Not interested. However, further tuning on R75 found quite
sufficient signals on the other three, 15390 at S9+10; 15520 at
S9+10/20; 17815 at S9+10/20; 17855 at S9+20/30 (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** TURKEY. 11785, April 8 at 2215, no signal direct from VOT English.
2230 I thought it had come on, rather bleed from 11780 Brasil in
bandwidth too wide. Something`s always erroneous at Emirler (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE MW DX MONITORING, April 8, 2024 from
1830 past 1900 UT. This is very close to local mean noon here which is
always 1832 UT:

With city-to-city distances, approx., not site to receiver.
Mainly on the altazimuth wrist-mounted DX-398, internal ferrite
antenna only, on declining battery power and not especially sensitive.
From just outside the house facing south. But first:

1200 at 1832 on the R75 with N/S shortwire, JBA carrier, maybe two of
them. WOAI? next closest is 1 kW KYOO in Bolivar MO; bigsigs in IL &
ND unlikely. 1200 at 1848 faded up to VG level, 1849 network eclipse
coverage from east coast, recorded:
https://www.w4uvh.net/Eclipse_WOAI_1200_20240408_1849.mp3
Got to be 50 kW WOAI San Antonio. Gone by 1905 check. 777 km/485 stmi

1560 at 1833, fringe KEBC, 1 kW Del City = OKC has some CCI. There are
several unexpected little stations in KS, MO and TX, but 46 kW KGOW
Bellaire [Houston] TX is my prime target, as its Vietnamese will be
unmistakable and unique. Despite its patterns, easily heard here at
night. Keeps growing past 1837, and by 1843 during totality in SE OK,
it`s loud and clear in VV, overcoming KEBC, recorded:
https://www.w4uvh.net/Eclipse_KGOW_1560_20240408_1843.mp3
Still in at 1855, another clip with some singing:
https://www.w4uvh.net/Eclipse_KGOW_1560_20240408_1855.mp3
1901 still dominant but declining. 1908 gone. 777 km/483 stmi

1620 at 1845, talk station mentions Texas; nothing earlier. Got to be
10 kW WTAW College Station. Not often heard here even at night. 658
km/409 stmi

1700 at 1845, SAH between two carriers; 1858 San Antonio ad, AC 210;
1859 fade before ID! Trouble is, neither TX is near San Antonio:
Brownsville and Richardson. NRC AM Log shows 5 kW KKLF Metroplex is
Spanish, Jalapeño Radio; still? But address in Corpus Christi, so
multi-station group? If it`s got to be English, that leaves much
further KVNS Brownsville, 8.8 kW listed as Fox Sports. Maybe both
unless Des Moines snuck in.
Richardson: 395 km/246 stmi; Brownsville: 1167 km/725 stmi

1530 at 1846, baseball talk in Spanish. Maybe just KXTD Wagoner/Tulsa
OK, but SS in TX are 50 KW KGBT Harlingen. More likely is the only
other TX, KZNX Creedmoor, 10 kW Spanish; and despite address way out
in El Paso, is really just south of Austin in the Eclipse zone. 701
km/436 stmi. Recorded:
https://www.w4uvh.net/Eclipse_KZNX_1530_20240408_1846.mp3

1480 at 1847, Spanish in mix, overcoming KQAM Wichita. Only SS in TX
is 5 kW KLVL Pasadena [Houston]. 785 km/488 stmi

1120 at 1850, religion in English vs Spanish from KETU Catoosa
[Tulsa]. Only TX on 1120 is religious 5.6 kW KTXW Manor [Austin],
separable. 674 km/419 mi

1110 at 1850, mixture in English. Primary is 50 kW KVTT Mineral Wells
[Plano, Metroplex] listed Asian format. Only other TX is 5 kW KTEK
Alvin [Houston], religious. 813 km/505 stmi. KFAB Omaha can have
remnant daytime signal, doubtful now.

990 at 1851, Spanish religion, surely 7 kW KFCD Farmersville [Dallas].
Not trans- but within Totality; more signal than should be in daytime.
385 km/239 stmi

870 at 1852, SAH of about 7 Hz looping SE. Hoping for WWL! The only TX
is 1 kW KFJZ Fort Worth. They fit! MWoffsets in 2023 and 2024
measurements has WWL on 869.9928 and KFJZ on 869.9991, i.e. 6.3 Hz. My
count-the-fades-per-second method was a tossup between 6 and 7. Gone
by 1905 check. WWL: 1019 km/633 stmi. Recorded:
https://www.w4uvh.net/Eclipse_WWL_KFJZ_870_20240408_1852.mp3

1710 at 1857, steady open carrier, local? Not noticed before, maybe a
TIS or Talking House.

1680 at 1900, gospel/CW music loops NW/SE. Got to be 10 kW KRJO Monroe
LA. 683 km/424 stmi

1510 at 1902, traffic and WLAC IDs with 98.3, Nashville! Unexpected,
way off the angle expected for trans-Eclipse propagation to here. 995
km/618 stmi

1530 at 1903, English ads from ENE, 1905 ``ESPN 1530`` so WCKY
Cincinnati/KY, likewise! 1212 km/753 stmi. These two were also
reported during the TSE from east/south of them.

Also checked 600 several times, clear frequency locally, for 5 kW KTBB
Tyler TX, but no sign of it. Of course highband worx much better. I
also looked for KBEL 1240 in Idabel OK where there were loads of
visitors in OK`s small Totality corner, not really expecting to hear
my most distant 240-mile Okie never logged, and did not: just the
usual fringemix of Elk City and Wichita.

Since Allan Weiner made such a big deal of the TSE, I thought there
might be live coverage on WBCQ. But after 1900, 7490 & 6160 webcasts
were ordinary stuff, gospel huxter and music.

Meanwhile, visual DX: glimpsed the eclipse several times thru ISO
glasses, which sure don`t want to fit inside, or outside my
spectacles.
https://www.w4uvh.net/Eclipse_at_Enid_thru_cheap_filter_20240408.jpg

There were some fleeting clouds but mostly clear. Not enough leaves on
the trees yet for multiple crescent projexions; could see some thru
pinholes. We witnessed the 2017 TSE in Nebraska, so decided to avoid
the trouble, crowds and expense this decade, but enjoy it from home.
Also noted local F temps: at 1814, 70.6. At 1840 as max begins,
dropped to 65.3. Minimum 63.9 a few minutes later. After 1900 soon
back up to 71 (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2237 monitoring: confirmed Monday
April 8 at 1954 the 1930 on SW Radio, Germany, 6160.001, S9+15 into
UTwente; and a couple words behind on 3975.002, S9+5. Both close down
at 2000* contrary to schedule. Storms? I had been hearing lightning
crashes, and there was Blitz over the BeNeFra, but nowhere over
Germany. Opened up 6159.929 for JBA WBCQ. Both still off at 2130.

Confirmed UT Tuesday April 9 at 0330 on WRMI 7780, still there, I`ll
take it, despite being replaced on the skedgrid by Wavescan. But now
we are in limbo? Still no Louisiana or Durango2 kiwis, so I pick an
Athens GA: one of them has overload on 7775 sounds like WLCR 9330!
with the phony Brit accent. The other Athens is clear for a fair WOR
signal. Next:

1300 UT Tuesday WRMI 9955 to SSE [also web-, phonecast; jammed?]
2330 UT Tuesday WRMI 9395 to NNW
2330 UT Tuesday SW Radio, Germany 3975 [new]
1200 UT Wednesday Unique R, NSW 5035-USB or 3210-USB
1230 UT Wednesday Unique R, NSW 5035-USB or 3210-USB
[previous #2236][SW suspended but still streamed?]
1930 UT Wednesday SW Radio, Germany 3975 & 6160
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW
1630 UT Thursday SW Radio, Germany 6160

As noncommercial services, financial support appreciated. Thanks this
week to Michael Rosenbaum for a contribution via PayPal to
woradio at yahoo.com

One may also contribute by MO or check in US funds on a US bank to:
Glenn Hauser, PO Box 1684, Enid OK 73702 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 35790, April 8 at 2228, JBA carrier, presumably R. Martí, 3
x 11930 where it`s S9+20/30. Maybe with a big summer sporadic E
opening I can get more than that. Nothing on 23860 = x 2 (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 15555 USB, April 8 at 2223, WJHR gospel huxter overtime, S9
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 9475, April 8, 2240-2300, WTWW on with bigsig. Checking
since George McClintock called after 2200 saying it`s running 75 kW; I
guess with A.W.R. programming, but dumps off the air and back on
several times. Can`t keep it on or deliberately testing? (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0428 UT April 9
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