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DX Listening Digest 19-39 Sept 26 downloadable  View Printable Version 
Monday, October 07 2019

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Hauser Update  View Printable Version 
Sunday, October 06 2019

** CANADA. 15034-USB, Oct 6 at 1350, CHR Trenton Military is still
distorted and ``no report received`` from anywhere, for at least the
third day in a row (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 13565, Oct 6 at 1348, HIFER beacon K6FRC with continuous CW
IDs, 100% copy. First time heard since April 22, despite virtually
daily tunes-across the 13550-13570 band; nor any other such beacons.
Are they all inactive or just not propagating? And has K6FRC been
running all the time, as is the point of being a beacon? K6FRC lux out
as today there are no RHC-FM spurs as one typically blotches around
here (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2002 monitoring October 5: Noel R Green
reports: ``0629vUT Saturday HLR 6190-CUSB Germany to WSW --- a better
signal today, peaking to S7 at times with deep fades. I could copy
some of the audio but the rest was lost in local noise. The signal
appeared to deteriorate towards the end of the broadcast when only
voice could be heard but not understood.

1430 UT Saturday, HLR 9485-CUSB Germany to WSW --- there is definitely
an audible signal today peaking to about S6 and easy to tell it's
Glenn`s voice. But only an occasional word can be understood in the
noise level. There's no QRM from either side.
Noel R.Green [NW England].``

Good; another Romanian transmitter outage; long may it continue gone
from 9490! Glad our two English monitors were tuned, since I missed
checking Sat 1430 on 9485 via UTwente or other remotes. Alan Gale:

``Hi Glenn, World of Radio is coming in well on 9485 kHz at the moment
(1440 UT), probably because there is no sign of the Romanian station
on 9490, and no splatter. Post Equinox propagation is probably a
factor as well, as I couldn't find any sign of HLR on the SDRs in
Finland and Sweden, but it's certainly making it to the
north west of England today. A short mp3 file is attached. Alan``

I also missed checking WA0RCR, 1860-AM, MO, until 0345 UT Sunday
October 6 when they were in ham news, so I trust WOR had just finished
from nominal 0315 start.

Ivo Ivanov, Bulgaria, reports: ``GERMANY, World of Radio#2002 via
Hamburger Lokalradio, October 6
1031-1100 7265 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg CeEu English Sun CUSB, weak``

2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to NE
0130 UT Monday WRMI 9395 to NNW, 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 6160v? to WSW
0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955 to SSE
0930 UT Monday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW
1130 UT Monday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW
1816 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania to WNW
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
0800 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW
0830 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW [another episode]
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

[Unique Radio times are staying on UT altho NSW is now on DST; and
frequency usage clarified, subject to change]

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:

** U S A. 820, Sunday Oct 6 at 0606 UT, WBAP starting `Red Eye Radio`,
but horrible mixture of another `Red Eye Radio` far out of synch,
maybe half a minute apart. At first thought flagship WBAP had its
wires crossed with double audio feed, but it keeps going and I soon
find it is really another signal by DF. As recently reported, WWBA
Largo FL on 820 has been running 50 kW at night and QRMing WBAP all
over the continent, but format had been C&W music. Has it flipped
formats, or is hybrid with both depending on time?

This is hardly a new situation. See my log from *2013* ---

``820, Oct 7 at 0607 UT, Redeye Radio from WBAP has a slight reverb
echo on it, especially when nulled, no doubt from other 820 affiliate,
WWBA in Largo FL, 50/1 kW. I wonder if they make an effort to
synchronize, compensating for a satellite delay to FL from originating
TX, minimizing echo which could be a lot worse between them than here

Guess what, WWBA is still/again listed as an RER affiliate:
And there is one other 820, WGGM Chester VA -- now WNTW, U4 10/1 kW
which we may safely disregard.

RER affiliate list does link to WWBA website:

But no program schedule and a direct link I had in an old log is 404.
Current site does have Listen linx to WIXC 1060 and WWBA 820. Checked
at 1516 Oct 6, WWBA is talking a Dave Ramsey commercial, not C&W.

Also, altho recently reported in DX News as if something new, Terry
Krueger mentioned over two years ago in Sept 2017, that WWBA and WHBO
were diplexed close to his then location in Clearwater.

See DXLD 15-02, for my previous log of WWBA vs WBAP, Jan 9, 2015:
And 15-01 as of Jan 6, 2015, under unID:

** U S A. 1280, Oct 6 at 1342 UT, KSOK Arkansas City KS finishing one
of my favorite tunes, ``Jump``, ID only as ``103-3 The Mixx`` (but
pronounced as if only one X) and a rap version of Jump, not favorite.
No mention of AM frequency! Wow, my radio is somehow picking up an FM
station on AM! Seriously, KSOK is now sounding like full-power 1 kW
and also at full daytime groundwave check 1640 UT. It may have been
fixed for a few days, but this updates my last report that they were

** U S A. RF 31, KDCU-DT, Derby/Wichita KS, 0437-0500+ UT Oct 6,
surprisingly starts coming in due to level-3 tropo over Wichita into
central MO, altho Enid is just outside the edge of level 1 on the
Hepburn predixion map. Also on the edge is KDCU reception, providing
lots of nice DTV breakup art I have photographed and will eventually
add to my gallery, during Univisión programming. Other signals:

RF 45, KSNW ``3`` is still here, not repacked; also Bad signals on 8,
28 and 35. 8 and 35 fit for Wichita market, but 28?

W9WI.com shows KWKD-LP, 15 kW DTV CP for Daystar in Wichita, virtually
38, but which has been LICensed already on 28 as 8.8 kW analog (Glenn

This report despatched at 1706 UT October 6


Glenn Hauser logs October 5-6, 2019  View Printable Version 
Sunday, October 06 2019

updated as of October 6


** CANADA. 15034-USB, Oct 5 at 1343, like yesterday, CHR Trenton
Military continues asserting robotically, ``no report received`` as it
calls the roll of all the airports. When this happen, you can be sure
the problem is at the CHR end, not at every airport. And still

6754-USB, Oct 6 at 0016, exactly same situation on night frequency

** CUBA. 1620, Oct 6 at 0046, music I figure is Radio Rebelde,
immediately confirmed by // 5025 but latter is distorted, so better on
1620 despite some CCI and fading. Something`s always wrong at
RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 9610-9670, Oct 5 at 1420, is the range of buzz field out of
9640 RHC, worse closer in. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn

** CUBA. 11760 // 15140, Oct 5 at 1801, RHC opening choking Arabic on
both frequencies. 11760 is supposed to retire to a siesta at 18-21.
Something`s always wrong at RHC.

Maybe 11760 kept right going since at 2039 recheck it`s on in
Portuguese; and 15370 in Arabic, which is now supposed to be in
Portuguese following Arabic at 2000. Something`s always wrong at RHC

** EAST TURKISTAN [and non]. 6180, Oct 6 at 0026, VP talk in English
and music bits like CRI 6020 via ALBANIA. RNA BRAZIL has stayed on
11780 tonight with a VG signal, but on 6180, CRI aimed south for South
Asian mornings would hardly conflict. Remember the Uyghurs being
brainwashed since this is from Kashgar scheduled 2300-0200 in English,
100 kW at 173 degrees (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH [non]. 5935 // 6040, Sat Oct 5 at 1332, VP talk in
presumed Korean as scheduled from Shiokaze. Ron Howard is concerned
about 5935 clashing with Tibet, but out here we only get a bit of JSR
from Japan. This pair may last the rest of October before another
shuffle in total disregard of other stations (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX

** NORTH AMERICA. 6950-USB, Oct 5 at 0014, unID pirate with classic
rock tunes, S7-S8. 0028 finally an announcement yelling ``Countdown``
a few times, and apparently off by 0029. Also unID for everyone else:
but one thinx the final voice was Wolfman Jack (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX

** OKLAHOMA. 1520, Oct 6 at 0040 UT, dead air from KOKC (not KYND),
allowing cheater KOLM MN (see USA) to be heard more easily until KOKC
suddenly comes to life at 0100 UT (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING

** OKLAHOMA [and non]. Re: ``RF 17, Oct 2 and always, the latest
reboot a few weeks ago of K17JN-D Enid has kept it on the air with no
further tech problems, except it is permanently IDing falsely: ``DTV
41-1 KCYH-LD``! Are such false IDs a fineable offense?``

Doug Smith, of W9WI.com replies Oct 4 on the WTFDA Forum:

``Certainly a false ID is a potentially fineable offense BUT...

- The FCC doesn't really care what call letters you transmit during
the hour, as long as you transmit the right ones at least once (for a
LPTV station that isn't rebroadcasting something else, the city is
also required - so "KCYH-LD" is not a legal ID even for KCYH-LD).
- For TV stations, the legal ID may be either aural or visual. If the
Enid station is announcing "K17JN-D Enid" aurally at least once an
hour, they're legal even if the only call letters that ever show up on
the screen are KCYH-LD. [doubt there are any audio IDs --- gh]
- There's nothing in the rules about the call letters in the PSIP
metadata. As you may have noticed, most Ion stations just say "Ion",
but they also superimpose their call letters over the video. That is
of course perfectly legal.
- LPTV stations may be identified in Morse Code in a way that's not
audible or visible on an ordinary TV. I am not 100% certain that
method works for digital stations -- but it might.*
- You have to do something pretty egregious to get fined these days.
If you have a license, and your EAS gear and tower lights work, and
you don't lie to the Commission about being on the air, you're
probably not going to get fined.

So it's very possible K17JN is totally legal. And even if it isn't,
they probably don't have anything to worry about.

* I'm certain it would work to identify the station. I am not certain
it wouldn't cause TV sets to "lose lock" for the duration of the ID.
Although the ID would take less than five seconds and maybe operators
would be willing to accept the loss of lock?

Doug Smith W9WI
Pleasant View, TN EM66

And about Nexstar acquiring KFOR:

Quote Originally Posted by Glen[n] Hauser:
``Isn`t this entirely too much media ownership concentration?``

Doug replies:

``The regulation is generally no more than two stations in a market,
of which one must not be among the four most highly-viewed stations
(generally, you can own a major-network affiliate and an

That's been slightly relaxed, in that it's now possible in certain
circumstances to own two of the four most highly-viewed stations. The
ABC and NBC stations in Sioux Falls, South Dakota are now

Note that the airing of more than one major network on subchannels of
the same station is unquestionably permissible.

There are no limits for multiple ownership across the country. If you
can afford to buy a TV station in every market, the FCC will let you
do it.

I don't mean to argue that regulation is, or is not, a good idea, but
that's what the regulation is.``

Re: ``Here`s their station roster and a map including KFOR in OKC as
market rank 45 (rabbitears.info has had it at only 50).
How can such smaller cities as Harrisburg PA, Spartanburg SC, outrank
OKC??? Hagerstown MD is #6??? One of the largest cities, San Diego CA
is #29??``

Doug explains:

``RabbitEars uses its own method to designate market areas. Nielsen's
DMA system is copyrighted and other entities (not RabbitEars) have
been asked to cease and desist in using them.

Since the RabbitEars algorithm is different, it yields different
results -- and more areas.

Note that on the Nexstar page, both Hagerstown and Washington show up
as DMA #6. Hagerstown is part of the Washington DMA.

Harrisburg --- may be the central city of the market, but the market
also includes Lebanon, Lancaster, York, and a bunch of smaller cities.
Similarly, Spartanburg also includes Greenville, Anderson, and
Asheville NC.

San Diego "suffers" from being "hemmed in" by the ocean, the desert,
Mexico (DMAs only include viewers in the U.S.), and Camp Pendleton
(imagine what your drill instructor would do if you tried to watch TV
while on duty). San Diego itself may be the 8th largest city in the
U.S., but there aren't as many significant suburbs & satellite cities
as in places like Minneapolis, Denver, and Cleveland.

Doug Smith W9WI
Pleasant View, TN EM66

** U S A. 1860-AM, Oct 6 anout 0315 UT, WA0RCR MO, should start
airing WORLD OF RADIO 2002; check it out in N America (gh)

** U S A. 5800+, Oct 5 at 0018, JBA music, presumed the mystery WRMI
transmitter, not // 5950 or 9395 which are in French with weekly RFPI.
5010 is also still on, closer to on-frequency, so 5800 & 5010 are not
the same transmitter as someone suggested, altho both are registered
at same 181 azimuth (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7490+, UT Sun Oct 6 at 0031, WBCQ is playing back last
week`s `AAAWWW` when they were axually there, as he, a ``man of
science`` was poo-pooing ``climate change madness``. So what happened
to the `Mitch & Kathy Show` scheduled this hour? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX

** U S A. 820, Oct 6 at 0055 UT, inspired by 1520 KOLM cheating, I
check WBAP and find it still has considerable unusual CCI from some
music, then talk, 0101 WWBA ID mixing with WBAP, so WWBA Largo FL
continues to run 50 kW day power at night, as first IDed here Sept 30.
WHBO 1040 has moved on to diplex with the WWBA site, which may have
something to do with this anomaly (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING

** U S A. 1520, Oct 6 at 0040 UT, KOKC OKC is in dead air during
prime(?) time which continues until modulation suddenly blasts on at
0100. Altho we should be in the semi-local coverage area of a 10/10 ND
station even as STA, KOKC almost always has QRM here at night, and now
I hear more easily some baseball talk, even better when aiming NNE
and/or nulling KOKC. Barely squeaking in an ID before KOKC resumes, at
0059 UT ``Powered by CBS Sports Radio, 1520 The Ticket, KOLM,
Rochester``. This is no 800 watts aimed from MN slightly east of
north, as licensed at night rather than 10000 watts day,

During Critical Hours, 2 hours before sunset, and 2 hours after
sunrise, KOLM may legally run 10 kW, but on a direxional beam with a
broad lobe toward the NW. FWIW, clearly nothing at all, in Oct
official SS/SR times are 2330-1230 UT (Nov: 2245-1300 UT).

KOLM has been cheating for years, and I will not accept excuses that
they have an automation or remote-control problem. Every station is
responsible for adhering to its licensed parameters, even if someone
has to run the transmitter manually; negligence, if that`s what this
is, effectively amounts to cheating which just happens to greatly
improve its local-area night coverage (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING

UNIDENTIFIED. 9800.68-USB, Oct 6 at 0038, VP 2-way in Spanish,
whistling; vs JBA AM carrier on 9800.0 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING

UNIDENTIFIED. 13857-USB, Oct 5 at 1342, 2-way in Spanish (Glenn

This report dispatched at 0317 UT Oct 6


Glenn Hauser logs October 4-5, 2019  View Printable Version 
Saturday, October 05 2019

** ANTARCTICA. Manuel Méndez, Spain on the WOR iog follows up to my
last report about JBA carrier detected from LRA36 a few minutes later
the same date: ``15476, LRA 36, Radio Nacional Arcángel San Gabriel,
Base Esperanza, *1232-1310, 03-10, carrier and some songs and comments
detected here in Friol. Extremely weak. Checked at 1500 and later, no
carrier and no audio detected. Observed this week and the previous one
here in Friol and via SDR Kiwi receivers in Brazil, LRA 36 seems to
have returned to its previous schedule, only on air Tuesdays and
Thursdays from 1230 to about 1430 and perhaps some of these days, but
not always, repeating program at 1800`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX

** CANADA. 15034-USB, Oct 4 at 1356, CHR is stronger than usual, S9+10
but also over-modulated, distorted --- and ``no report received`` by
Trenton Military from anywhere! as I listen to cycle repeating, mostly
concerning western Canada bases. On unattended autopilot? Nor does
anyflight really depend on this? Even stronger than CHU 14670, only
S9. 15034 recheck at 2123, exactly the same situations still. Sad

** COSTA RICA. 18124.9-USB, Oct 4 at 1440, JBA ham making quick
contest-like QRZ contacts with DJ4 Germany, VA2 Canada. Finally copy
his callsign TI2CC. He`s the OSOB, barely below the MUF. Per QRZ.com
lookup, CARLOS PAEZ PIZARRO, somewhere in CR but with forwarding
address in Miami, but don`t send him US stamps. He has quite an
elaborate antenna setup and displays many awards since 1959. It pays
to keep an ear on this 18068-18168 band which the MUF can sometimes
surpass, rather than 21, 24, 28 MHz bands (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX

** CUBA 9620-9660, Oct 4 at 1435, RHC still buzzing around 9640,
barely bothering China radio war on 9660. No RHC-FM on 13 MHz today.
Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING

** IRAN. 13735, Oct 4 at 1400, unusually strong S9+10 in Russian, but
some flutter, too close to 13740 RHC so I switch to LSB, but RHC
shortly closes. VIRI, 1320-1420 at 500 kW, 336 degrees from Sirjan,
across western Russia and ultimately USward. Nothing else is ever on

13590, Oct 4 at 1402, S5-S8 of dead air with flutter, much like 13735,
and this is also VIRI, but other Zahedan site scheduled until 1430 in
Arabic, 500 kW, 289 degrees per HFCC. Not much else audible on band
except 13700 Cuba-no spurs, and JBA too close at one megameter, 13845

** SPAIN. 12030, Fri Oct 4 at 2130, REE accurate 6-pip TS compared a
minute later to WWV as I note the correxion factor on my watch, and
into Arabic; while 11940 // much stronger 9690 are also on and
modulating something else, presumed Spanish. Still no signal on 11670
for Africa, where either language could be helpful. At 2228 recheck
all three are // with music ending English (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX

** TURKEY. 9830, Oct 4 at 2227, no signal from VOT English to us, even
with no RTTY; presumed absent as 9420 Greece is well audible (Glenn

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2002 monitoring: confirmed first SWBC, Friday
October 4 at 2200 on WRMI 9955, VG S9+10.

Also confirmed at 0155 check UT Sat October 5, the 0130 WRMI
trimulcast: 5850 S9+30, 5010 S9-S7 and noisy, 7780 JBA. Next:

0629vUT Saturday HLR 6190-CUSB Germany to WSW
1000 UT Saturday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW [alt weeks Oct 12, 0900?]
1430 UT Saturday HLR 9485-CUSB Germany to WSW
1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315]
1030 UT Sunday HLR 7265-CUSB Germany to WSW
2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to NE
0130 UT Monday WRMI 9395 to NNW, 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 6160v? to WSW
0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955 to SSE
0930 UT Monday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW [or 0830? or 5045-USB?]
1130 UT Monday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW [or 1030?]
1816 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania to WNW
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
0800 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW [2 episodes][or 0700?]
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:


** U S A. 9330, 6160, UT Sat Oct 5 at 0000, no signals from WBCQ, nor
even a JBA carrier on 3265-; 5130- and 7490+ are playing different
music until 0002 when 7490.07 only IDs and starts ``William Tell
Overture``, soon an interjexion of ``impeach`` not by Allan of course,
but by TimTron who is subbing again on `Allan & Angela WorldWide`
because they are on a ``journey`` --- back to DeLand of Fla already
before Maine freezes? which it is about to per TT. He confirms this
week it`s monocasting on 7490 only, without explanation other than a
belch. Into his political comments, a pleasant change from AW, since
TT thinx Trump has got to go. He doesn`t watch Fox News, but PBS is
the ``gold standard`` like BBC which it relays as well as TV news from
NHK and DW. Refers to China`s terrible treatment of Uyghurs in East
Turkistan, as apparently he just watched PBS Newshour like I did with
a report about brainwashing there as the penultimate part of a series
about China.

[China calls it re-education, but Uyghur Muslims say it’s ‘unbearable
brutality’ --- 15:36 audio-video:

Oct 4 NBC Nightly News also had a much briefer item about this.
Remember the Uyghurs whenever you listen to Kashgar or Urumqi, or
anything from China.]

TT concludes his first segment lamenting how poorly humans treat each
other, which has got to change. Was atheist, now agnostic; suspects
humans developing suddenly (?) from primates resulted from aliens
visiting earth to experiment, and if they come back, may not be
pleased with how we turned out.

After that he he plays some Anthrax, 0023 Red-Eye, and more music than
talk, as he says his voice is giving out; entertains us with crickets
& bees ambiance as mentioned at 0025! Refers to his own show which he
says is always at 7 pm EDT/EST on Sat & Sun.

At 0031 finally something about the Super-Station which he thinx has
been testing on 9330, but I don`t, not in the past week. It needs to
operate on 12.12 MHz, but the tuning procedure is not easy; a crew may
be coming up from Continental to do that (I thought they already had),
but if not, TT will have to figure it out. If he were in charge, would
have set it up differently. I move on and don`t hear the second half.
I`ve been listening only direct on 7490+, not webcast.

Here`s John Carver`s summary: ``Listening on 7490 this evening. Theme
song started about two minutes late and TimTron is hosting. The music
for a dropped signal on Area 51 was used and Tim could be heard
talking to Jason under the music. Tim said that Allan and Angela were
"traveling". He also said they were only broadcasting the show on
7490. Opening talk is anti-Trump. Interesting that last week Allan
used the term Nazi to refer to Congress and tonight Tim uses it to
refer to Trump and his supporters. Into music at 0015. A bit more
political talk and then a mention of engineers working on the
superstation transmitter but no details about anything. Back to music
at 0034. Program was off the air without a proper closing at 0100 and
7490 immediately went into Hal Turner. John, Mid-North Indiana``

** U S A. 1520, more about the currently silent KYND Cypress TX, so
not QRMing KOKC, from Stephen Luce, Houston, Oct 4 on WOR io group:

``Glenn, further regarding KYND: The station's transmitter site is 40
miles west of downtown Houston, in an area that was pretty much
unaffected by Tropical Storm Imelda. And the station was on the air
for several days after the worst of the storm, but has been off for
over a week now. Other local Houston radio and TVs have been carrying
on as usual.

The big issue with KYND is the station's lack of paying clients over
the past two years, which has resulted in lengthy periods off the air,
or running a promo loop searching for new customers. This is a station
that is barely alive; it consists of a transmitter site and nothing
else. I'm amazed the owners haven't given up completely and sold the
place, though given the state of AM radio these days there may be
little serious interest in a daytime only operation. Stephen Luce,
Houston, Texas`` (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1560, Oct 4 at 1319 UT, quick check confirms KGOW is still
on, with Vietnamese (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 17850, Oct 4 at 2117, JBA carrier, not a birdie, but
nothing scheduled now, and anything overseas would probably not
propagate anyway (17550 Kuwait inaudibly aimed at us). But I seriously
suspect 17850 be the third harmonic of 5950 WRMI! Especially since I
have just heard an unlogged ham on the 18 MHz band in central Florida;
and at 2152 checking the DXmap for sporadic E blobs, there is an MUF
25 MHz over Louisiana, which is just about halfway to FL. Vaguely
recall I may have heard this rare harmonic before. At 2125, 5950
confirmed on as always with poor signal as always, S5-S6 and
undermodulated. Too bad no trace of audio on 17850 to match it.

If 5950 harmonicize 3X, how about 2X? 11900 at first sounds similar to
5950 but no match. At 2100-2130 M-F, 11900 is occupied by VOA French
via São Tomé. Harmonix tend to favor odds or evens, but if any MUF
ever permit, look for the 24h WRMI 5950 signal also on: 23800, 29750,
35700, 41650, 47600, 53550, 59500+. Seriously, anyone visiting around
Okeechobee should also look for these and other possible harmonix from
all other WRMI transmitters, which are well-suppressed.

Strange how hardly anyone else mentions sporadic E as a factor in
their SW DX logs. Maybe it`s my long experience as a VHF DXer which
makes me well aware of it. In the NTSC era, FL was probably the prime
source of channel 2-6 Es DX, like WESH-2, WPBT/WTHS-2, WEDU-3, WEAR-3,
WTVJ-4, WJXT-4, WPTV-5, WUFT-5, WDBO-6, WCTV-6, WCIX-6, all of which I
saw multiple times over the years (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING

This report dispatched at 0334 UT October 5


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