Hard-Core-DX.com - Probably the best DX site in the world Jul 8, 2020, 14:12:20 UTC  
Calendar  | Subscribe to our Mailing List  | Search our site & web  | Polls  | About  | Antenna Books  | Archives  | Copyright  | Hard-Core-DX store  | Radio Books  | Write To Us
Be first -- subscribe!
Get all DX news directly to your email inbox.
Subscribe to the HCDX mailing list

HCDX Channels
Front page
DX News
Logs


Special:
Antennas
DX Lab

Latin America:
Andes DX

Partner Channels
QSL News
Clandestine Radio
Russian DX
Shortwave Bulletin
Signal DX
World of Radio

Medium wave:
IRCA

In Finnish:
Suomi DX
DX Usenet

In French:
DX Philately

In German:
A-DX

In Italian:
BCLNews
Radioascolto
FMDX Italy

In Portuguese:
@tividade DX

In Russian:
Русь-DX
Сигнал

In Spanish:
Conexion Digital

Radio Stations:
SWR Radio News


Do you want to have your
own HCDX Channel?

We would like to see
your channel here.
Please email to
HCDX Staff


HCDX Online Log
The latest logs on
HCDX Online Log
Add yours as well!

DXing Events
There are no upcoming events




Glenn Hauser logs June 27, 2020  View Printable Version 
Saturday, June 27 2020

Hauser
** CHINA. CNR1 jammer survey June 27: 12820 & 12190 at 1325 vs high
local line noise level; at 1432 still 12190 but not 12820.

At 1435, 12835 and stronger 12880, both confirmed // 15110. (Almost?)
all Sound of Hope frequencies end in -0, consequently also the
jammers; so 12835 is unusual, and not in the Aoki/NDXC schedules.

At 1437, 13070 in Chinese, S3-S5; at 1440, 9200 JBA //; 1442, 10920 is
JBA and 11170, no others in the area (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 12200, June 27 at 0541, RHC English at S9+10/20,
undermodulated but sufficient. Could easily be a fundamental! But
really 2 x 6100, which is S9+30/40. Harmonic leakage must be combining
with enhanced propagation, such as sporadic E. Not a trace of RHC on
12000 or 12290, tho the other two 49mb frequencies are also still on
the air, 6000 & 6145. Stronger than anything else on 25m. Something`s
always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** ETHIOPIA [non]. 11990, Sat June 27 from 1626 I am monitoring via
UTwente, tuned to 11989.0-USB so I will hear a 1-kHz het when the
carrier come on. It does, at 1631, but only for a split/second and off
again. The same thing happens repeatedly for the next semihour, as I
note the times, once or twice a minute, but may have missed some as I
was simulistening online to `The Score` on KUCO-FM! Many repeated
attempts to turn on the transmitter but it goes right back off again:

1631, 1633, 1635, 1635, 1636, 1638, 1639, 1640, ... 1643, 1643, 1644,
1644, 1644, 1645, 1647, 1647, 1648, 1649, 1650, 1651, 1652, 1654,
1656, 1657, 1657 1658, 1659, 1700... That`s enough for me, so I
quit.

This is a new IRRS broadcast in Oromo for East Africa, which Ron
Norton publicized June 24 without a name or transmitter site as:

``11990 kHz (250 kW) from 1630-1730 UTC on Mon, Wed & Sat to East
Africa in Oromo language``

Meanwhile, Ivo Ivanov, very near the ``Secretbrod`` = Kostinbrod
transmitter site of Spaceline in Bulgaria, reported:

``NO SIGNAL at 1630 & 1634 UT on 11990, only QRM from 11985 Radio Free
Asia in Korean via Saipan. And nothing at 1656, congratulations for
SPL Secretbrod. Fair signal at 1707, but unknown broadcaster.``

So I resumed via UTwente at 1714. Now fairly good signal with
Horn-of-Africa music and talk in presumed Oromo. Listening closely to
sign-off at 1728, sounds like they mention Kenya, but maybe some other
word, and quick ID in passing something like ``Radio Otzutaki`` [or
Opuzaki??]. Fortunately Ivo posted a clip including that at 1:38 into;
what do you think?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXRlgX4_7s4&feature=youtu.be
along with two clips earlier via:

https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2020/06/irrs-unknown-broadcaster-on-11990-khz.html

Meanwhile2, I sent my earlier obs of nothing but carrier attempts to
Ron Norton of NEXUS-IBA/IRRS and got this reply from Alfredo Cotroneo
in Ireland at 1736:

``Hi Glenn, We are on 11990 with 250 kW. Propagation is crazy today,
but we got reports from Russia. Antennas are pointing away from
Twente. Alfredo``

To whom I replied:

``Alfredo, I`m sure the signal failed before 1700 as described.
Retuned at 1714, then it was on steadily and sufficiently audible
until 1729*. Could you reveal the name of this broadcaster, maybe
website and/or contact info? Glenn`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** KURDISTAN [non]. 11530, June 27 at 0544 presumed Kurdish music,
S5-S7, long pause, and more music. Denge Welat via FRANCE until 0600
switches to Pridnestrovye site per Aoki/NDXC. Also could be Turkish
jammer ``Radio Recep Erdogan``, but only one signal heard (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NIGERIA. 7255- & 9690-, June 27 at 0601, another day off for VON,
no signals (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2040 monitoring: confirmed Saturday
June 27 at 1325 the 1300 on WRMI 15770, JBA but sounds like my
intonation. Next:
1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315; as late as 0400]
0300 UT Sunday WRMI 5800 to SSE
0900 UT Sunday Unique Radio NSW 3210-USB
0130 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 or 6160v to WSW
0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
0900 UT Monday Unique Radio NSW 3210-USB
1800vUT Monday IRRS 7290 Bulgaria to WNW, 594-Italy
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html

Thanks this week for financial support from Gerald T. Pollard,
Raleigh NC, who sends a generous quarterly contribution marking
Solstices & Equinoxes, by check in US funds on a US bank to
Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702

One may also contribute via PayPal to woradio at yahoo.com
PayPal not necessarily in US funds as they will convert.
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 17775-, Saturday June 27 at *1453, KVOH carrier on as I have
been waiting for it; 1455 music; 1458 English ID & IS; 1500 sign-on;
1501 hymn so no Wavescan? No, that`s the way WS starts this week, a DX
program without a constant themesong for sesquidecades. Signal is
S6-S9 and somewhat undermodulated. I want to check how it sound closer
to Carib target, but little or no signal at TWR Key West, Bonaire, DR
remotes, nor the one at Alexandria VA.

Therefore KVOH is failing to reach its intended audience. There is
plenty of single-hop HF sporadic E between Simi and here, MUF beyond
18 MHz, getting it here, but would require improbable double hop to
Carib, if not non-sporadic F2 prop which obviously is not funxional
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1908 UT June 27

 

Glenn Hauser logs June 26-27, 2020  View Printable Version 
Saturday, June 27 2020

Hauser
** NIGERIA. 7255- & 9690-, June 26 at 0557, VON missing from both
possible channels (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. 515 kHz, June 26 at 0559 UT, ND beacon PN from Ponca City
is one again IDing in MCW with considerable pauses, rather than dead
air the last time checked. Overall 25 watt (?) signal seems weaker
than it had been, but storm noise levels are high (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** TURKEY. 9830, June 26 at 2246, VOT is on with Turkish music which
would have been enjoyable were it not for the choppy signal and noise
level, could not copy whether sign-off still claims to be the 1230 on
15450; cut off at 2255* so no spurious German today (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** U S A. 11121-USB, Friday June 26 at 2300, fortnightly AF MARS
broadcast just barely audible, mostly uncopiable despite slow pace,
fade-outs, but originates (message, or transmission?) from Scott AFB,
Illinois. Three more chances so will try later: but next one at 2320
on 7324-USB is a no-show at least until 2323.

7324-USB, UT Sat June 27 at 0100, repeat of MARS broadcast starts
abruptly, despite AM carrier on 7325, which is Iran in Spanish until
0120. Why in the world would MARS pick such a frequency, and USB
instead of LSB, no less. Fortunately Iran is weaker and the R75 ANF
rids most of the het. So I take some notes, more detailed at the
start:

``MARS, MARS, this is MARS-COM. Do not answer. Authentication FGHEZQ
[fonetik]. 26 June 2020. HQ message #1-2``

Paragraph 1: July X, 2020, on or about 20 July-24 July, on-line
communications...

Paragraph 2: A-6 leadership changes, AFW4C and AFW0C

Paragraph 3: [missed: quick check of 11121-USB which is scheduled
duplicative at this hour only, to hear weaker different voice reading
presumed same text but not synchronized; where from? No callsign IDs
heard on either frequency]

Paragraph 4: COVID-19 - standard advice for coping.

Paragraph 5: more than 50 trainees are in the pipeline; mentor
volunteers needed

Paragraph 6: AF MARS Special Operations seeks volunteers

Paragraph 7: Thanks for support; from HQ ---

``Next broadcast will be on 10-11 July 2020; on 10 July at 2300z on
11121.0; 2320z on 7324.0; 11 July at 0100z on 11121.0 & 7324.0; 0120
on 7324.0. Supported by the 12th Air Force Military Support Squadron;
contact AFH1C [is that a callsign or an abbr.?]. End. This is
MARS-Com, out`` until 0109.

I did not try for the final repeat at 0120 on 7324. Thanks to Chuck
Gessner, W3ON, for notifying us on the WOR iog about this after the
previous biweekly broadcast, including that reception reports go to
reception@xcvrs.com (Glenn Hauser, USAF Ret., OK, WOR)

** U S A. No sporadic E FM DX captured June 26 despite a few chex when
there were scattered 100+ MHz MUFs on DXMaps; but at least 30 MHz, as
I log a few more beacons on the 10m hamband:

28251.5-CW, June 26 at 2145, long message and long pauses --- so you
could easily miss it in bandscanning; after several iterations -
minutes, managed at least to copy the ID: KE5JXC/B. It starts with
that, no VVV, or DE; and ends with figure 9, probably grid square.
Per WJ5O beacon roster, it`s:
``28.2515 KE5JXC C PECAN ISLAND, LOUISIANA # 5W, VERTICAL new 10 Sept
15`` --- ooh, I love pecans, but not the hassles of harvesting them
before the squirrels, blanching and cracking and extracting. Pecan
Island is a town of 400 less than 10 miles from the coast due south of
Alexandria; beware: distancefromto.net measures some place NW of Baton
Rouge. QRZ.com:
``KE5JXC USA flag, Arnold J Lemaire, 13630 La Hwy 35, Kaplan, LA 70548
-- 10 Meter Beacon 28.251.5 MHz CW, 5 watts output, Vertical @ 20' AGL
located in Grid EL39sp Pecan Island, LA``. Kaplan is about 25 miles
north of there, at 547 miles, so P.I. would be about 565 (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

28224.5-CW, June 26 at 2153, K5GJR/B, ending with figure-7. It`s:
``28.2245 K5GJR C CORPUS CHRISTI, TX # 5W, VERTICAL``
``K5GJR USA flag, Randy L Bates, Corpus Christi, TX 78415 USA
Hello All, I'm active on most bands 160-70cm's.I have a 10mtr beacon
that runs 24/7 at 28.224.5,consisting of a Radio Shack HTX100, putting
out 2.5 watts,using a Pico keyer kit I assembled, into a Antron A-99
vertical antenna at 40'.73s Randy k5gjr``. 957 km = 595 statute miles
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2040 monitoring: confirmed first
WRMI broadcast, Friday June 26 at 2200 on 9955, poor but no jamming
audible.

Also confirmed UT Saturday June 27 at 0130 on WRMIs: 5010 & 7780 VP in
storm noise; 5850 VG way over still audible storm noise on only beam
toward OK; I listen critically to whole thing; note a couple minor
upcuts in editing, but no background noise. Next:

0900 UT Saturday Unique Radio NSW 3210-USB
1300 UT Saturday WRMI 15770 to NE
1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315; as late as 0400]
0300 UT Sunday WRMI 5800 to SSE
0900 UT Sunday Unique Radio NSW 3210-USB
0130 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 or 6160v to WSW
0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
0900 UT Monday Unique Radio NSW 3210-USB
1800vUT Monday IRRS 7290 Bulgaria to WNW, 594-Italy
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html

Thanks this week for financial support from Gerald T. Pollard,
Raleigh NC, who sends a generous quarterly contribution marking
Solstices & Equinoxes, by check in US funds on a US bank to
Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702

One may also contribute via PayPal to woradio at yahoo.com
PayPal not necessarily in US funds as they will convert.
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 9330, 7490, 6160, 5130, June 26 at 2312, all WBCQs are
absent, so bodes ill for `AAAWWW` in following hour.

7490.04, UT Sat June 27 at 0000, this WBCQ is back on, but poor in
storm noise, after FKB gospel huxter, then that commercial for SDRs
before WTO and AAAWWW starts. After noting that there is a problem
with 6160 & 5130 as if they are nowhere near Maine, A&A launch right
into Trump-forever commentary, so back to MSNBC for me. Recheck at
0022, 6159.90 is on now and about as poor as 7490.04, and 5130.0 is
detectable but unusable. 0051 recheck just in time to hear him admit
that they are back in ``Studio 9 in Deland of Fla`` --- even tho it`s
high summer, nor is it yet a repeat but live on ``26th of June, YOOL
2020``.

Current storm areas marring reception here are: NW TX/OK Panhandles;
but major line along the KS/CO border, and a long line across KS, S
IA, N IL, N IN, S MI, N OH as far as Cleveland. I`ve been listening
only on SW direct, not webcast or remotes (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** VANUATU. 11835, June 26 at 0550, RV, 3 x 3945, in presumed Bislama,
poorly audible S4-S7 but better than it has been for several nights;
despite storm noise this high in the band from the Nebraska area; 0556
improving with ``island music``. JBA carrier on 7890 = 2 x 3945. I
don`t even bother to try the fundamental this early (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

This report dispatched at 0354 UT June 27

 

Glenn Hauser logs June 25, 2020  View Printable Version 
Friday, June 26 2020

Hauser
** MEXICO. FM DX: see USA [and non]

** OKLAHOMA. 515 kHz, June 25 at 0640 UT, open carrier is on, but no
PN MCW IDs from Ponca City NDB (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR) FM: see USA
[and non]

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2039 monitoring: confirmed UT Thu
June 25 at 0100 on WRMI 7780, JBA in noise level.

WORLD OF RADIO 2040 contents: Armenia, Australia, Bulgaria, China,
Djibouti non, East Turkistan, Ethiopia non, Germany, Guatemala, India,
Iran non, Iraq, Italy non/Kashmir non, Korea North & South non,
México, Nigeria, North America, Tibet non, UK, USA, Vanuatu; and the
propagation outlook

WOR 2040 is available as of 0100 UT Friday June 26
(mp3 stream) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2040.m3u
(mp3 download) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2040.mp3

Or via http://www.worldofradio.com/audiomid.html
Also linx to podcast services.

The shortwave broadcasts should be:

0900 UT Friday Unique Radio NSW 3210-USB
2200 UT Friday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
0130 UT Saturday WRMI 5850 to NW, 5010 to S, 7780 to NE
0900 UT Saturday Unique Radio NSW 3210-USB
1300 UT Saturday WRMI 15770 to NE
1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315; as late as 0400]
0300 UT Sunday WRMI 5800 to SSE
0900 UT Sunday Unique Radio NSW 3210-USB
0130 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 or 6160v to WSW
0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
0900 UT Monday Unique Radio NSW 3210-USB
1800vUT Monday IRRS 7290 Bulgaria to WNW, 594-Italy
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html

Thanks this week for financial support from Gerald T. Pollard,
Raleigh NC, who sends a generous quarterly contribution marking
Solstices & Equinoxes, by check in US funds on a US bank to
Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702

One may also contribute via PayPal to woradio at yahoo.com
PayPal not necessarily in US funds as they will convert.
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 9330, June 25 at 0055, WBCQ-6 is off as it was at earlier
chex June 24, but now just for antenna swivel, as *0100 back on just
in time with AW ID and WLCR. No explanation yet of the daytime outage
by AW twit as of 0136 UT June 26 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. Sporadic-E FM DX, June 25 from 1624 to 1730 UT on
the caradio; with portable DX-398 backup hardly needed. Later hours of
research rely on WTFDA FM Database; and distances city-to-city via
https://www.distancefromto.net/

1624, 90.3, classical CCI to nearby OK station; 1627 it`s `Exploring
Music` like on 90.1 KUCO-FM but not // or at least not synchro. Widely
syndicated but affiliate list at
https://www.wfmt.com/where-to-listen
matches only: Muskegon, Michigan, WBLV-FM, 90.3, M-F, 12n [EDT]

WBLV 90.3 TWIN LAKE MI 100.0 kW H&V, 186.0 m HAAT, 43-33-08 86-02-31
Bluelake BLUE LAKE FINE ARTS CAMP News CLASSICAL/JAZZ BLUE LAKE PUBLIC
RADIO; 1249 km = 775 mi; and there`s more DX soon from MI

1625, 87.7, two ads in English with 800 numbers, must be a Franken FM,
or could be 87.75, soon fade out

1630, 93.1, CCI to KS fringe station, mentions Miami Beach; and a
furniture? store named Houston`s? Suspect it`s this:
WFEZ 93.1 MIAMI FL 98.0 kW, 307.0 m, 25-58-02 80-12-34 HD SOFT AC EASY
93.1; 2051 km = 1274 mi

1633, 93.9, CCI to OK gospel music semi-local normally dominant

1635, 95.3, CCI to KOKC OKC which tho a translator normally dominates

1636, 96.7, YL rock DJ, claims mosquitoes seldom bite, her
super-power?, ``in northern Michigan``. Well there are four full
stations at 44+ latitude, WLXV Cadillac, WUPG Republic, WRGZ Rogers
City, but they are all Country except for:
WMJT 96.7 MCMILLAN MI 50.0 kW, 126.0 m, 46-32-02 85-35-24 HOT AC 96.7
FLASH FM; 1499 km = 931 mi, northern side of U.P.

1639, 97.3, YL conversation about the arts. There are a few if we are
still in Michigan, but none with a format implying that

1640, 97.5, weak station turns out to be KMOD Tulsa. Today and during
previous openings I have not been hearing our closer 97.5, KPAK Alva,
50 kW at 150 m, ``The Quake``, which I should be unless it`s OFF (we
have been quaking around Enid lately)

1641, 97.3, now country music, but no such format in MI either

1644, 93.1, CCI to KS, phone 344-3517, ArizonaLottery.com atop,
``Z-93, Outlaw Country``, ``Today in Yuma`` with phone lines, but only
hear two YLs in studio chatting about water safety; still past 1653:
KLJZ 93.1 YUMA AZ 100.0 kW, [only!:] 25.0 m HAAT, 32-39-06 114-39-04
HOT AC Z-93 TODAY'S BEST MUSIC; 1584 km = 984 stmi
In again at 1720, with ``Z-93 latest Yuma news``, phone

1652, 92.1, CCI to weak Okies, PSA in Spanish, a la mejicana. Perhaps
this since I definitely have Ensenada a few minutes later on 92.9:
XHHC-FM 92.1 ENSENADA BC MEX 6.0 kW, -131.79 m, 31-53-27 116-34-46
Spanish GRUPERA LA LUPE
However, a ``height above`` average terrain of minus 132 meters is not
promising, unless it`s a clear shot to the east. No SS in southern
California or Nevada, but there is one such AZ station:
KCMT 92.1 GREEN VALLEY AZ 50.0 kW, 150.0 m, 32-00-11 110-47-49 Spanish
REGIONAL MEXICAN LA CALIENTE 92.1 Y 95.7; 1307 km = 812 mi, between
Tucson & Nogales, quite a bit closer than PTA

1658, 91.5, ``KSNS, Medicine Lodge-Pratt-Alva, New Song 91.5`` so it`s
including OK from site in KS, impinging on 91.7 KOSU coverage to the N
and W of Enid; but KOSU adds IBOC noise, usually unnoticed.
KSNS 91.5 MEDICINE LODGE KS 0.0 kWH 96.0 kWV. 141.0 m, 37-14-02
98-39-55 A4EC KSNS CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN KEEP SINGING NEW SONGS"
Note it`s vertically polarized only; wish it were horizontal only to
lessen caradio QRM.

1700, 92.9, Spanish briefly overcomes Okies, luckily during ToH full
legal ID which normally includes street address; I can`t copy much of
it, but definitely ``Ensenada, Baja California``, so it is:
XHFZO-FM 92.9 ENSENADA BC MEX 15.0 kW, 392.0 m,31-44-30 116-43-35
Spanish FFFF AMOR MIO 92.9FM SEMPRE CONTIGO, ROMANTICA 92.9 FM
1806 km = 1122 mi

1701, 92.1, ad for Midwest Machinery, 1702 ``Little Falls Radio``,
news about Pierce School District; plans for August 11 primary vs
COVID, Morrison Country, fade-out. All this including M.M. operative
in Little Falls among other MN towns makes it:
WYRQ-FM 92.1 LITTLE FALLS MN 6.0 kW, 91.0 m, 45-56-58 94-17-46 COUNTRY
Q 92; L.F. is between St. Cloud and Brainerd in central MN.
1117 km = 694 mi. The Es patch from UP MI must have blown westward

1710, 92.3, Spanish music CCI to KS briefly; 1717 another fade-in,
``es jueves``, how do you say ``duh!`` in Spanish? More helpful would
have been city or call, and we already know the frequency too. If we
are still in BCN, could well be this one:
XHMMF-FM 92.3 MEXICALI BC MEX 21.9 kW, 48.08 m, 32-38-18 115-38-17
Spanish SPANISH HITS BALADAS LA BESTIA GRUPERA; 1637 km = 1017 mi
In AZ there is a negligible 92.3 SS translator in Parker, 1509 km =
937 mi, N of Yuma; none in NV; and in all of Alta California, only
92.3 SS is a translator in Delano.

1728, 97.3, ``97.3 in Shawnee & Prague [with a long A]`` among
multi-station/city IDs. So it has to be
KKNG-FM 97.3 BLANCHARD OK USA 1.0 kW, 244.0 m, 35-10-38 97-36-10 Visit
us at WWW.OKCR.ORG, RELIGIOUS TEACHING

Trouble is, Blanchard is on the other side of Norman and the two towns
attached to 97.3 allegedly have their own local frequencies, per
Oklahoma Catholic Radio,
https://www.okcr.org/stations

Find Your Local Station, i.a.
Oklahoma City: KKNG 97.3 FM
Prague: KIOP 88.3 FM
Shawnee: KOGD 107.1 FM

With only 1 kW ERP, KKNG fringe contour barely reaches Shawnee:
https://radio-locator.com/cgi-bin/pat?call=KKNG&service=FM
But then I just DXed it much further away, hardly enough for easy
listening. BTW, KKNG was previously the call of 92.5 in OKC, EZL music
as ``King FM`` long before KOMA overtook it.

Sporadic-E DX sessions also allow me to encounter otherwise unheard OK
stations. The DX seems to be dying out, so I QRT at 1730 UT. Besides,
there`s lunch and then produxion of the next WORLD OF RADIO, 2040 for
the rest of the afternoon. Sporadic chex of the Es map show MUF
steadily decreasing (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 13570, June 25 at 1400, S5-S9 open carrier past 1401+.
Scheduled here earlier is CRI via Xian; later from 1600, RFA via
Saipan.

14550, June 25 at 1406, another open carrier, S3-S4. Nothing sked
here; the closest SOH/CNR1 jamming in Aoki/NDXC being 14560 (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0418 UT June 26

 

World of Radio 2040 audible, downloadable  View Printable Version 
Friday, June 26 2020

Hauser
WOR 2040 is available as of 0100 UT Friday June 26
(mp3 stream) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2040.m3u
(mp3 download) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2040.mp3

Or via http://www.worldofradio.com/audiomid.html
Also linx to podcast services.

WORLD OF RADIO 2040 contents: Armenia, Australia,
Bulgaria, China, Djibouti non, East Turkistan, Ethiopia
non, Germany, Guatemala, India, Iran non, Iraq, Italy
non/Kashmir non, Korea North & South non, México,
Nigeria, North America, Tibet non, UK, USA, Vanuatu;
and the propagation outlook

The shortwave broadcasts should be:

0900 UT Friday Unique Radio NSW 3210-USB
2200 UT Friday WRMI 9955 [jammed?]
0130 UT Saturday WRMI 5850, 5010, 7780
0900 UT Saturday Unique Radio NSW 3210-USB
1300 UT Saturday WRMI 15770
1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315; as late as 0400]
0300 UT Sunday WRMI 5800
0900 UT Sunday Unique Radio NSW 3210-USB
0130 UT Monday WRMI 7780
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 or 6160v
0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955 [jammed?]
0900 UT Monday Unique Radio NSW 3210-USB
1800vUT Monday IRRS 7290 Bulgaria, 594-Italy
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html

Thanks this week for financial support from Gerald T. Pollard,
Raleigh NC, who sends a generous quarterly contribution marking
Solstices & Equinoxes, by check in US funds on a US bank to
Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702

One may also contribute via PayPal to woradio at yahoo.com
PayPal not necessarily in US funds as they will convert.

Glenn

 

Glenn Hauser logs June 23-24, 2020  View Printable Version 
Thursday, June 25 2020

Hauser
** CHINA. CNR1 jammer survey, June 24 at 1356-1400: just a few
scattered WOOB between 15 and 11 MHz: 14850 S5-S7; 12800 S6-S8 with
song in English; 12500 & 11100 JBA.

[non?] 13575, June 24 at 1442, S5-S7 music almost sounds like
Firedragon; scheduled this hour only is RFA Cantonese via TINIAN; only
one station audible, not sure which as ChiCom usually don`t bother to
jam minolity Chinese language.

CNR1 jammers, June 24 at 1440-1445: 15110, VG signal from only one
station, no sign of target VOA, which means all its power this hour
only via Philippines is blasting only into target China; or???

12820, S9/+10 // 15110 in case there were any doubt; 12500, S6-S8

At 1454, 9230, S5-S8 // the others (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NIGERIA. 7254.9, June 24 at 0555, instead of Handel, some South?
African choral music prélude to VON in Hausa (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. Still keeping an eye on sporadic E openings, June 24 at 1845
UT, pileups on several CB channels, always with hets since those guys
can`t achieve accurate AM frequencies; also some LSB freebanders
further up including one in Spanish. But I proceed to 10m beacon band
where stuff can be identified:

28209-, June 24 at 1846, VVV DE N8PVL/B LIVONIA --- two different WPM
speeds as heard before, from Michigan.

28264-, June 24 at 1848, DE AB8Z/B PARMA --- Ohio, also heard before;
strong but deep fades.

28281, June 24 at 1851, DE W8EH EM79 --- slow CW and no /B suffix.
``28.281 W8EH C MIDDLETOWN OHIO # 8W, GP VERTICAL`` --- NJ5O list
``W8EH USA flag USA, ERNEST W HOWARD, JR, MIDDLETOWN, OH 45044 USA
W8EH/BEACONS: 10 meters on 28.281 MHz in Middletown, OH. It is running
7 to 8 watts to a Cushcraft Ringo 20' above ground at 860' elevation``
--- QRZ.com

28297, June 24 at 1853, 4? dits, and DE NS9RC EN62 BE CHICAGO
``28.297 NS9RC C HIGHLAND PARK, ILLINOIS # 5W, VERTICAL QTH Change 30
May 17`` --- WJ5O
``NS9RC USA flag, NORTH SHORE RADIO CLUB INC, PO BOX 1066, Highland
Park, IL 60035 USA. QSL: DONALD WHITEMAN, KK9H

Welcome, NS9RC is the club call of the North Shore Radio Club, Inc.
Our club's web site is: http://www.ns9rc.org

To help discover 10M band openings, the NSRC has been operating a
propagation beacon on 28.297 MHz since 2001. It is located at the
Heller Nature Center in Highland Park, IL about 27 miles north of
downtown Chicago. The beacon was built from a Radio Shack HTX-100
running 5 watts out to roof mounted Cushcraft AR-10 half wave vertical
at 18 ft. CW message keying is performed by an Ultimate PicoKeyer. The
10M band is open a lot more often than you think, even during periods
of low sunspot activity, so be sure to check the beacon section
between 28.175 and 28.300 regularly, you may be pleasantly surprised
with what you hear. Reception reports are always welcome and over the
years we have received them from over 30 countries and from every
continent except Antarctica. We will gladly QSL if requested, just
send your report to KK9H`` --- QRZ.com

There were also audible a number of phone contacts above 28300, but
not pursued with IDs to be sparse and imprecise.

Sporadic E from this area correlates with some MUF spikes past 88 MHz,
between us, so I spend a few minutes in the car circa 2030 UT, but
nothing unusual in several scans of 88-102 MHz. I then retire for a
semi-nap to the stereo headphone accompaniment of KUCO-FM 90.1:
``3:36 PM Symphony No. 4 in f Op 36 Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, composer
| Manfred Honeck, conductor | Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra,`` a
terrific new performance and by a composer who moves me so deeply
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2039 monitoring: confirmed Wednesday June 24
from 2100:26.5 on WBCQ 7490v, JBA. Next and last SW repeat:

0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html

Thanks this week for financial support from Ron Howard, Monterey CA,
who sent a generous contribution in memory of Brian Alexander, by
check in US funds on a US bank to
Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702

One may also contribute via PayPal to woradio at yahoo.com
PayPal not necessarily in US funds as they will convert.

Next WOR 2040 should be ready by early UT Friday June 26 for first
SWBC at 2200 on WRMI 9955 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 9330, June 24 at 1455, NO signal from World`s Last Chance
Radio via WBCQ-6. Another crash? Now what`s wrong. No word about this
yet from an Allan twit, last one dated June 23 when it was still
operative. However I do have a weak carrier on 9333.0, not noticed
before with or without 9330. Still off past 1500, and 9333 still on
past 1503, S4-S6 open carrier. About an hour later, remotes do not
hear either one. Next check 1842, still no 9330, while 9333 JBA
carrier is fadive so unseems local.

Speaking of flat-earthers, here`s a perfect gift, and it`s cheap:
``I ran into this entirely by accident today.
https://www.sciplus.com/spinning--political-earth-cube-globe-64555-p
William "Bill" Tilford, Owner/Producer, Tilford Productions, LLC``
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 17775-, June 24 at 1843, KVOH S7-S8 with a trace? of
modulation (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. Just had a call from George McClintock, Nashville TN, that
he is getting WNOE, Atlanta GA on 1690, oldies, as late as 1450 UT,
rather late on a long day for skywave. I wonder if it`s sporadic E
affecting MF. WNOE was 1060 in New Orleans, still a call there on FM.
Not yet as such in FCC, or radio-locator.com --- 1690 was WMLB, I
think gone for a while. 73, (Glenn Hauser, OK, June 23, WOR)

Glenn: Don't you believe that it's WNOE. I assume he misheard the
calls {But see below!}

I tuned 1690 in when I saw your email. They were playing "Georgia," it
was followed by a station ID of WMLB, Avondale Estates-Atlanta at
11:41 a.m. EDT.

The station has been on the air intermittently for the past year. I've
heard no live announcers or anything other than old interviews and
music.
I've seen them run a notice in the Atlanta newspaper about seeking to
renew their license. I think these broadcasts are just intended to
keep
the station active for that purpose, so that it's not deemed dark.

There's nothing different in what I'm hearing today than what I've
heard
for months. mc (Mike Cooper, Atlanta)

Sounds like George is simply mistaking the callsign when he's hearing
it. http://www.topazdesigns.com/ambc still shows the call as WMLB.
{but see below!}

Here's a post from "Harry S." in Buford, GA on radiodiscussions.com
from approx. 6 weeks ago that may shed some light on what's going on:

"Today (Thursday, May 7, 2020) WMLB 1690 AM switched from the
continuous loop of testing announcements and the same music loop
regular station announcements every other song (no mention of
"testing) and a larger variety of music played. This was interspersed
with old public service interviews conducted with Jeff Davis (former
PD for 1160) with various local individuals that are leading groups in
the area such as Georgia State Patrol recruiting and Veterans Affairs
Jobs in the Atlanta area among other guests."

Although I'm sure the DXers on this board near Atlanta would disagree,
this is one expanded band station that I wouldn't mind having return
(I still WMLB for my logbooks up here). WVON is my only real
consistent visitor on 1690 here at night, although KDMT will make the
occasional visit to Omaha. 73, Rick Dau, on the road in Davenport,
Iowa``

Glenn, They gave the WNOE ID Atlanta this morning. At 9:35pm tonight I
heard the WMLB ID. At 9:44pm tonight I heard the WNOE Atlanta ID ---
Weird. George McClintock 6-23-2020``

Yes, NOE does ``rhyme`` with MLB. Could 1690 be relaying feed from New
Orleans with its IDs intermixed? (Glenn)

They ID "WNOE Atlanta". (George 6-24-2020)

Meanwhile, 1608-1630+ UT June 24, I have been listening to 1690 via
KiwiSDR in Knoxville-Oak Ridge --- some good peaks, fadeouts. One Kiwi
in Jasper GA is unavailable and uncovers MW anyway; a couple in
Alabama don`t get it.

Oldies, IDs between every 2 or 3 songs so far only as ``This is
WMLB-AM, 1690 kHz, Avondale Estates -- Atlanta``. At 1617 ``stay
safe`` which would seem to refer to something current in 2020y.

Recognizable tunes between 1608 and 1644 included: Be My Love,
Tequila, Her Tender Lips, Who`s Cryin` Now, Good Golly, Miss Molly;
Crazy, That`ll Be the Day, Chantilly Lace.

George says the ``WNOE`` IDs just say Atlanta, not with the city of
license Avondale Estates. Also before 1600 they were in a talk show
rather than music.

And: ``In all fairness to people that heard the ID with the correct
city of licensee, I did not actually hear a legal ID at the top of the
hour or 45 minutes delayed by programming as required by the FCC.
The IDs were several times during the hour with different call
letters. This still seems strange. George McClintock 6-24-2020``

GH: continuing on 1690 via Knoxville: 1644 UT suddenly switches to
``Atlanta`s Business from News-Talk 1160``, interview. Her ``left leg
completely rotted to the hip``, etc. Yuk.

It appears that 1160 is currently ``The Quest, Atlanta`s Catholic
Radio`` with EWTN. FB as WCFO Newstalk 1160 stopped after March 2018.
So 1690 is playing old stuff from another station?

While playing music the cuts were 2 minutes max; seems they were
truncated. Will try to hear any ToH ID at least.

The interview continued until 1707 UT with no break, concluding with
plug for a related event on September (or December?) 9, and the woman
with the leg problem was Amy Copeland; 1708 another canned WMLB ID,
back to music, 1711 segue, 1714 segue, 1716 ID, 1718 tune, 1721 La
Bamba, 1723 segue, 1726 Georgia, etc., etc.; fading weaker into noise
level, so 1735 tune-out without my ever hearing a ``WNOE`` ID.

BUT: Mike Cooper, Atlanta, reports at 2032 UT June 24 to the WOR iog:

``Now I've heard this bizarre ID, as well. Apologies for suggesting
this was misheard, by George. I've heard the WNOE ID, as well, just
minutes away from an WMLB ID. Maybe they plan to change the call
letters? I didn't find anything in FCC AM database on WNOE. As I write
this, am listening to an interview with a Georgia State Patrolman,
done by host who refers to 1160, which was a business-news station
then-owned by the current owner of WMLB. Odd.`` (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** U S A. Here`s another oddity --- I also heard over the phone from
George. ``"This is a test of the text to speech system" over and over.
I can hear it solid around Nashville, TN. 1680 AM. When in a fixed
location including my house, the signal does not vary. It`s on the
same frequency as one of the TN department of transportation
transmitters which is under the "This is a test ....." station. George
McClintock 6-24-2020, 1613 UT`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 12302-USB, June 24 at 1446, informal Spanish 2-way
ragchew, some whistling, stronger one with ``engine noise``, S9-S8;
weaker one slightly off frequency; IDs? Of course not! Per Klingenfuss
2002y, 12302-SSB was a ship station channel 1225 paired with QSX
13149.0 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report despatched at 0016 UT June 25

 

Previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Next
World Of Radio
Hard-Core-DX.com World of Radio Channel is provided by Glenn Hauser & World of Radio.

For more information please visit:


DX Search Engine



Radio Portal
is a highly specialized seach engine for radio aficionados.

More
on how best to use Radio Portal.


This page was created in 0.10 seconds