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Glenn Hauser logs June 9-10, 2017  View Printable Version 
Saturday, June 10 2017

Hauser
** ALASKA. 11885, June 10 at 1256, KNLS English is once again on this unlisted frequency, // scheduled 11870, both about S5, with music coda and no announcements before 1259 when 11870 goes off, but 11885 stays on with carrier, 1300 IS, 1301 Chinese ID and more IS, 1302 theme opening Chinese hour.

Now at 1303 June 10, I find the other // Chinese transmitter has moved to 9655 which is S5 while 11885 is now up to S9. I`m beginning to think 11885 is intentional, despite the most up-to-date schedule version, at least with A-17 dates, at
http://knls.net/rus/schedule.htm
which shows 11885 only at 08-10 in Chinese; while the 13-14 Chinese is supposed to be on 9920 // 9655. Not heard on 9920, of course.

Could also be second transmitter is stuck on 11885 and won`t change to the other scheduled frequencies for the rest of the span until 1800? Fortunately not much else is in HFCC on 11885 during the 10-18 UT span, so KNLS can get away with this; just imaginary Ujung Pandang [sic], Indonesia in English! at 11-13, 100 kW eastward; and at 17-18 SOFia in Tigrinya, but probably also imaginary, as not in Aoki or EiBi.

BTW, in Russian we are reminded that it`s ALYASKA, not Alaska, the ya having got lost in transition (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA SOUTH. 15575, June 10 at 1305, I`m attempting to listen to KBS World Radio in order to fill out their survey. News in progress at S5-S7 or SINPO 25322, just not good enough to follow. 1309 news outro, 1310 weekly interview program with conductor(?) of New York Philharmonic, who must be on a visit. I give up and monitor HLW2 instead.

Even here in summer, this KBS transmission should be on a much lower band, probably 25m, where VOK 11710 is S9+10/S9, much better readable (in Korean now), despite self-jamming! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA SOUTH. 12923.0-CW, June 10 at 1320, CQ marker copied over and over as: ``CQ CQ CQ DE HLW2 HLW2 HLW2 QSX 127Z``. Despite repeated tries from very poor signal amid fading I can`t be certain of the last number. I would have expected a 5-digit reply frequency also on the 12 MHz band. HLW2 is Soul Radio (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6940-USB, June 10 at 0028, poor pirate signal with music, maybe gospel/praise rock? 6940-AM, recheck June 10 at 0032, now it`s hard rock in AM mode with stronger signal but cuts off at end of tune 0033* and does not come back for some while. Makes me wonder whether first 6940 was really AM, or two different stations? What does HF Underground say?

These logs of 6940-AM
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,35411.0.html
say it was Pee Wee between 0007 and 0033*. Clever Name Radio had been on 6940-USB much earlier until 2150* June 9 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 89.5-FM, June 9 at 1827 UT on caradio in western Enid, surprised to get a weak signal here in the sidesplash of local 89.7. Fades in and out, but no other signs of Es; promo for Dobson, on Christian Satellite Network. So do they have a nearby 89.5?

Kudos to these gospel huxters for a user-friendly station list, all on one page so easily searched:
http://csnradio.com/stations/
Of the nine 89.5 entries, there are two translators not close in Kansas, and this non-translator in OK:

89.5 KJCC CARNEGIE OK --- That`s west of Anadarko, surely what I am getting on the margin, rather than Public Radio Tulsa, KWGS. WTFDA FM DB shows KJCC is 23.5 kW ERP H&V at 118.8 m HAAT.

There is also a 2-page pdf station list; is it identically updated?
http://www.csnradio.com/downloads/pdf/CSN_StationList.pdf
in quite a different format, no callsigns; only foreign outlet on both is 97.5 in Tonga,

They also have a page with lots of info on frequency and station changes, etc.: http://www.csnradio.com/news/
Including these:

Stations Off Air: January 9, 2017
Our stations in Carnegie, Oklahoma (KJCC, 89.5 FM) and Chickasha, 102.3 FM (because it takes signal from KJCC) are off the air until KJCC is reconstructed at a new site.

Station Frequency Change: February 14, 2017
Our translator in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (89.5 FM) is now broadcasting at 89.7 FM.

So that may explain why I had not been hearing KJCC before. But there is as yet no new info about KJCC being back on air from new site. From where to where, and why?

CSN was originally Calvary Satellite Network, and got into the FM satellator business early, gobbling up countless frequencies around the country, edging out more diversity on the band. HQ is still in Twin Falls ID. As an example of the absolute nonsense they purvey, currently promoted on website is a book ``Evolution Impossible``!

>From first station list page, link to KJCC shows:
http://csnradio.com/stations/studiowaivered/KJCC.php

``KJCC provides solid Bible teaching and Modern Praise & Worship music to the Carnegie, OK area. KJCC is a studio-waivered full power FM station, re-broadcasting our primary station, KAWZ Twin Falls, Idaho.

View a Radio Soft Comstudy Longley-Rice coverage map of KJCC.``
http://csnradio.com/stations/studiowaivered/coveragemaps/KJCC.pdf

This is full of color-coded pixels axually showing a rather small coverage area, but hard to interpret without firm contour lines, Seems less than expected for power and HAAT above. Distance to city is 158 km/98 statute miles from here (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 9330v-CUSB, June 10 at 1620 check, NO signal from WBCQ, which had been carrying Brother Scare all day and night; while 9265 WINB is fairly audible on Saturday this early. Suspect the greatly expanded hours have been deleted, if not all TOM hours on WBCQ. Axually, was it June 9, 8 or 7, when I checked 9330 for WOR at 2330, and just before then heard The Planet IS & ID loop, implying 9330 had not been on the air all day until about *2325. Previously had made an abrupt switch at 2329 from TOM to WBCQ ID and 2330 WOR.

WBCQ schedules still show extensive TOM hours on all frequencies and likely will be slow to update, just as it took a long time for the TOM expansion to upshow. Likewise Overcomer`s own schedule which contains lots of wrong info, including recently reactivated 9370 & 3185 as BOTH WWRB and WBCQ! More at USA: WBCQ (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U K [non]. Correxion: omitted transmitter site SINGAPORE, fixed:

9740, June 9 at 1237 BBCWS with elexion coverage, including itchy-for-autonomy Northern Ireland and Scotland. 1245-1247 break for other news during special `Newshour` (?), about Catalunya referendum for autonomy, Qatar, selling baby chimps in Ivory Coast. S9 fading to S6 is the best BBC can do for us, without really trying. HFCC shows at 10-13 they are splitting SINGAPORE 250 kW with 125 kW each at 135 and 13 degrees, the latter carrying on USward (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1881 monitoring: confirmed Friday June 9 at 2330 on WBCQ 9330.1v-CUSB, good. Also confirmed Saturday June 10 at 1439 the 1431 broadcast on Hamburger Lokalradio, 7265-CUSB: via the UTwente remote, where reception is very poor in noise level but recognizable if not fully readable. Slightly better at 1454 check, and at least there is no CCI audible from the ChiCom. Next:
Sat 1930v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2230 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sun 0200 WRMI 11580 to NE
Sun 0310v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1030 HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW
Sun 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0300v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2130 WRMI 9455 to WNW, 15770 to NE
Tue 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1030 WRMI 5850 to NW, 9455 to WNW
Wed 1315 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2100 WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Full schedule for WORLD OF RADIO including AM/FM, webcasts, satellite: http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7490v-AM, UT Sat June 10 at 0020, WBCQ`s `Allan Weiner Worldwide` is instead subbed by J. P. Ferraro, as AW has something else to do tonight. On phone with Ramsey, I think, with long discussion about how DTV means reduced coverage, fewer channels available to J.P., at least, compared to analog era. At 0037 also detectable on 5129.8-AM, poor signal and 47 seconds behind 7490. Says Allan has instructed him to wrap it up by ``9 PM`` = 0100 UT.

I`m wondering if BS hours on WBCQ have suddenly reduced? All frequencies were off the air late last night. Then on UT June 10 at 0552, 9330 is apparently off, at least not propagating; 5130v is off; 7490 is on with music, not BS as is still on e.g. 5850 WRMI. There have been other instances of 7490 playing music late at night instead of BS, who had been running until 0700* (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also SOUTH CAROLINA [non]

UNIDENTIFIED. 6920.9-LSB, June 10 at 0030, ``Hola, audio, hello``, counting 1-2-3 over and over in Spanish and English (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1655 UT June 10

 

Glenn Hauser logs June 8-9, 2017  View Printable Version 
Friday, June 09 2017

Hauser
** ALASKA. 11870, June 9 at 1221, checking KNLS English again earlier in the hour, which was in well yesterday by closing. Today it`s VP S2-S4 with echo, long/short path? pop music, 1226 announcements I can`t be positive are in English, much weaker than Vatican via Philippines open carrier already on 11875 at S9. KNLS improves slightly to S5-S7 by closing circa 1255 with English schedule, but still unusable.

Checking their own website, as expected, far out-of-date schedule at http://www.knls.org/broadcasting-front.html
showing everything on 6, 7 or 9 MHz, nothing higher, and the MWV sked is also old, from B-16. As usual, we have to go to Russian to find the current sked for all languages, such as
http://www.knls.net/rus/schedule.htm

The Chinese site http://www.smzg.org/home/ refuses to load for minutes but when it does, schedule there is out of date too. The Chinese must also go to the Russian page for accurate info! For example, Chinese at 0800-1000 is really on 11885 (which explains how 11885 was once erroneously on air a few hours later; and Dave Valko says it was again today June 9 // 11870 during the 12 English hour), but the Chinese page shows 9655 and the English page 7355 for Chinese at 08-10! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6060, June 9 at 1230, RHC Spanish is S9+10 of dead air while 6000 & 6100 are modulating at same signal level (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA SOUTH. 15575, June 9 at 1408, KBS World Radio in Korean at S5-S6, no good, nor I am sure was it any better before 1400 in English on same beam. Even in summer it`s insufficient to North America, and totally wasted most of the year because of incompetent frequency management/refusal to use relays.

Claudio Galaz, Chile on HCDX points out that KBS are running an ``Overseas Listener Satisfaxion Survey`` and we should say ``yes`` to shortwave at question 12.
http://world.kbs.co.kr/special/survey/2017/
However, question 1 is ``Have you listened to KBS WORLD RADIO in the past month? Yes (Go to Q2), No (Go to End of Survey)``
So you might want to try to hear it first; good luck!
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 7585, June 9 at 0540, very poor carrier registers S9, but Station YHWH modulation barely audible (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 88.1, Thu June 8 at 2333-2335 UT, `StarDate`, then back to NPR ATC. Presumed KWOU Woodward OK on usual marginal signal easily overridden by Es DX. We habitually try to hear SD on KWOU M-F at 1331 UT during another 2-minute break in NPR. Morning tropo enhancement often helps, but not always, in which case our next chance is at 1458 UT via KUCO 90.1. The KGOU schedule grids, both weekly and daily, find StarDate too insignificant to show, but on their A-Z program list as:
``StarDate Daily 6:31 and 8:31 a.m. and 7 p.m.`` CT, but it looks like the last one is wrong, unless I was really hearing some otherstation. And they do not mean every day, but M-F only! More about and access:
https://stardate.org/radio
(Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 9370 & 3185, June 9 at 0057, both WWRBS frequencies are off --- I caught them during a QSY interval. Waiting for 3185, JBA exciter carrier on at *0059.5, *0100 JIP BS at full power reaching only S9 here this early (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U K [non]. 9740, June 9 at 1237 BBCWS with elexion coverage, including itchy-for-autonomy Northern Ireland and Scotland. 1245-1247 break for other news during special `Newshour` (?), about Catalunya referendum for autonomy, Qatar, selling baby chimps in Ivory Coast. S9 fading to S6 is the best BBC can do for us, without really trying. HFCC shows at 10-13 they are splitting 250 kW with 125 kW each at 135 and 13 degrees, the latter carrying on USward (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1881 monitoring: confirmed first SW broadcast, Thursday June 8 at 2330 on WBCQ 9330v-CUSB, fair S6-S4. Next:
Fri 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0630 HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1431 HLR 7265-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1930v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2230 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sun 0200 WRMI 11580 to NE
Sun 0310v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1030 HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW
Sun 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0300v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2130 WRMI 9455 to WNW, 15770 to NE
Tue 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1030 WRMI 5850 to NW, 9455 to WNW
Wed 1315 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2100 WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Full schedule for WORLD OF RADIO including AM/FM, webcasts, satellite: http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9395, June 9 at 0210, WRMI Oldies music continues with no break for VOA news, as sometimes happens. During this hour no // 9455, instead BS. Another check of 9395 now // 9455 at 0543-0544 June 9 gets the last minute of VOA News by Steve Miller including a clip in German from Frau Merkel (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7490v & 9330v & 5130v, June 9 at 0542 check, all WBCQs are off when they would have been Brother Scaring. 9330 still AWOL at 1254 check. `Tis the season also to check for the new transmitter on 3250, which tested briefly last fall, and Allan is back in Monticello to get it going this summer. More likely to try on weekends (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7505v, June 9 at 0211, WRNO is AWOL (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Another sporadic E opening up to 108 on the 6m map, but we are really on the periphery of more northerly paths. I check anyway from the bottom and find the MUF here barely creeping into FM band:

88.1 FM, June 8 at 2320 UT, seems Es fading up over the two OK stations, mentions ``Intermountain Christian`` and ``Fairfield``, and ``88.1 The Bridge`` (but not certain of that word in fade); presumably this as searched out, Intermountain Christian Camp, Fairfield, Idaho:
http://www.iccfairfield.com/
but that doesn`t mean this signal is direct from ID.

At 2326 another fade-in with gospel choir; no RDS to help. 2330, ``The Rejoice Broadcast Network``, and a Bible verse.

Own website is user-unfriendly, having to investigate each pin on map: http://www.rejoice.org/Stations/
Wikipedia is much better:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rejoice_Broadcast_Network
but not a single 88.1, not even low-power, as most of them are; originates with 89.5 WPCS Pensacola FL and only one other full-power per this is 89.7 KPCS in Princeton MN. O, that station list was admittedly last updated 3.5 years ago! I remember WPCS itself used to be a common catch here.

Better luck searching on ``The Bridge`` 88.1 --- KTFY in Twin Falls, ID! per numerous hits,
http://barefootmm.org/radio/88-1-the-bridge/
but are they with Rejoice?

WTFDA Database has no 88.1 anywhere with Bridge slogan. But searching on 88.1 for Idaho gets KTFY, and ANOTHER station which *is* with Rejoice Radio. Now I am thinking I was hearing both stations, a few minutes apart from the same state:

[KRRB, 88.1, KUNA ID, 45.0 kW H&V, 298.0 m HAAT, 43-37-15, 117-12-35, REJOICE RADIO, RELIGIOUS TEACHING] 1763 km/1096 stmi to Boise suburb

[KTFY, 88.1, BUHL ID, 0.0 kW H, 60.0 kW V, 199.0 m HAAT V-only, 42-43-48, 114-25-06, 88.1FM KTFY, CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN] 1602 km/996 st mi near Twin Falls

Going back to the Rejoice station map, it shows Twin Falls on 89.3, Boise on 88.1 with coverage maps and dates on air but no further info.

Kuna would be a wonderful rare place to get a call sign to match (like Kona, Hawaii)! But the real KUNA-FM is 96.7 in La Quinta CA with 970 watts in Spanish (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 7597.4, June 9 at 0212 and 0542, rapid RTTY clattering away now from unknown source rather than open carrier (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1621 UT June 9

 

Glenn Hauser logs June 6-7-8, 2017  View Printable Version 
Thursday, June 08 2017

Hauser
** ALASKA. 11870, June 8 at 1254, KNLS is S9, surprisingly good, close to directly off the back, signing off English hour with full new sked by Rob: 11870 at 08 & 12; 7355 also at 12 (JBA carrier here), 9690 at 10, 11765 at 14. Also if in S Asia, listen at 02 on 9600, 03 on 15515 (which are Madagascar he fails to mention). I first checked 11885 where Dave Valko caught KNLS on June 5 until 1259, // 11870, but no 11885 here today). At 1259, 11870 to open carrier and off, but back on with open carrier at *1300-1303* (or something else?) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EAST TURKISTAN. 17630, June 7 at 1419, CRI English fading S8-S5, no doubt Urumqi site aimed toward Europe and US, but seldom very audible any more. Simultaneous CRI English scheduled via Bamako, Mali site also on 17630, but aimed east with one fifth the power seldom audible here even as echo; and Ivo Ivanov says as on June 6, Bamako languages had been replaced by CRI in Chinese and music during this and other scheduled hours (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1881, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KUWAIT. 15540, June 6 at 1924, R. Kuwait in English outro for `This Day in History` with long produxion credit list, then music. On BST-1 caradio fighting some internal blob even tho the car is parked (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 97.1, June 6 at 0325 UT, checking for Es here during opening across North America, no, but fading out and in, coverage of women`s baseball game in 15th inning, mentions 52 mph pitches (or is it softball?), Kelsey Arnold a player, 0329 as Women`s College World Series involving the Oklahoma Sooners, and a player named MÃndez. So this is obviously the Tulsa-market station per WTFDA FM Database: [KYAL-FM, 97.1, MUSKOGEE OK, 100.0 kW H&V, 600.0 m HAAT, 35-24-48, 95-21-55, THE SPORTS ANIMAL, SPORTS]. 237 km/147 statute miles

99.5, June 7 at 1701 UT during another bandscan for Es DX, soprano with ``Star Spangled Banner``, then ``Tulsa`s only classic country, Big Country 99.5``, i.e.: [KXBL, 99.5, HENRYETTA OK, 100.0 kW H&V, 299.0 m HAAT, 35-50-02, 96-07-28, HD, 4CE1, 99 COUNTRY, Country 99.5 Tulsa, Country, BIG COUNTRY 99.5, CLASSIC COUNTRY]. 201 km/125 st mi.

Surely a regular noonday tradition on this station and at far too few other USA stations. If I were programming one, there would be at least one `SSB` play every day (even without a sign-on/off), and I would be collecting countless different renditions, probably possible a different one for every day of the year! (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 96.5, June 6 at 1914 UT, on caradio at a western Enid parking lot, weak Spanish definitely here when no sporadic E is in, so I am sure it is this OKC translator: [K243BJ, //KRXO-HD3, 96.5, OKLAHOMA CITY OK, 0.25 kW H&V, 302.0 m HAAT Horizontal only [but I am on the vertical car antenna], 35-24-54, 97-30-32, Spanish, 3F48, Exitos 96.5 FM!, Exitos 96.5 FM, Foreign Language, EXITOS 96.5, OLDIES]. 108 km/67 st mi apparently to downtown

Good going, holding its own against the two full-power OK 96.5s in Tulsa and Elk City, KECO normally slightly atop here (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1880 monitoring: confirmed Tuesday June 6 after 2130 on WRMI 9455 // weaker 15770, and also on System D webcast. Also confirmed Tue June 6 at 2330 on WBCQ, 9330.1v-CUSB, fair. Also confirmed Wednesday June 7 at 1328 the 1315.5 on WRMI 9955, good S9 with no jamming. Also confirmed Wed June 7 at 2100 on WBCQ 7490, poor in summer noise level; also confirmed Wed June 7 at 2330 on WBCQ 9330.1-CUSB, good.

WORLD OF RADIO 1881 contents: Alaska, Argentina non, Bangladesh, Bougainville, Brasil, Canada, China, Cuba, East Turkistan, France non, Germany, Indonesia, International Waters, Italy, Korea North and non, Mali, Myanmar, North America, Oman, Papua New Guinea, PerÃ, Solomon Islands, South Carolina non, Spain, Turkey, UK and non, USA, Yemen non

WORLD OF RADIO 1881 ready for first SW airing June 8:
Thu 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Fri 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0630 HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1431 HLR 7265-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1930v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2230 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sun 0200 WRMI 11580 to NE
Sun 0310v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1030 HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW
Sun 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0300v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2130 WRMI 15770 to NE, 9455 to WNW
Tue 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1030 WRMI 5850 to NW, 9455 to WNW
Wed 1315 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2100 WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Correxion: // 9455, not 9495 as typoed in original report; fixed:

9395 // 9455, Monday June 5 at 1314, VOA News until 1315 back to WRMI ID and Oldies. So I missed it again, presumably 5 minutes from 1310, but start times vary widely. A good way to get some credible American news on WRMI without cost (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1881, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5890, June 8 at 0616, WWCR Brother Scare disservice is OFF, while 5935 DGS is VG S9+35 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1630, June 8 at 0608 UT check, gospel music, presumed KKGM TX back in whack after days of dead air, still with SAH of about 7 Hz from KCJJ (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Sporadic E FM DX opening, June 7, monitored on porch as usual with PL-880 and DX-398, all times UT, distances city-to-city, not site:

89.9, at 1616, public radio talk show // 90.1 over KUCO but not synch; 1617 pause for PRI plug, and this show is `Here & Now`; promo NPR ATC at 4, and more promos with tags only giving the time, not the station. Judging from below DX, the PTA leads to likely this: [WJWJ-FM, 89.9, BEAUFORT SC, 47.0 kW H&V, 334.0 m HAAT, 32-42-42, 80-40-54, 8CEC, WJWJ, WJWJ 89.9, www.SCETV.org, SOUTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO, NEWS/TALK, RDS currently turned off] 1638 km/1018 st mi. Beaufort is near the southern tip of SC hear Hilton Head Island, and Savannah GA. (There is no public radio in Georgia on 89.9.)

96.3, at 1622, ad for John Ford(?) phone 706-4000, then weather forecast from ``NBC-26``, and ``96---something FM`` fade during ID, soul music. NBC 26 no doubt refers to virtual channel of some TV station. Searching on that leads to top two, Green Bay WI, and Augusta GA-Aiken SC, surely the latter tho there could be others. W9WI.com TV listings are all by RF channel, so can`t search easily on virtuals. If one can do this at rabbitears.info, I`m not aware of it. Seems both should enable sorts by virtual channels as well as RF channels.

Anyhow, the 96.3 near Augusta is: [WKSP, 96.3, AIKEN SC, 17.5 kW H&V, 258.0 m HAAT, 33-41-06, 81-55-36, HD, 17F3 - 'KDAH', WKSP - Song/Artist, WKSP - Song/Artist, 96.3 KISS FM, URBAN AC] 1505 km/935 st mi

At 1624-1629, bandscanning has few openings for Es, as OK morning tropo is still up, e.g. Tulsa on 97.1, 99.5, Elk City on 96.5.

88.1, June 7 at 1630, `Here & Now` same as on 91.7 KOSU but not synch (KOSU has a delay to match its HD). 1631 Promo for `Fresh Air`, ``this evening``, and `The World` also this evening; and `Q` on PRI ``this evening at 9``; 1633 finally ``For South Carolina Public Radio I`m ---``. So this one is: [WRJA-FM, 88.1, SUMTER SC, 98.0 kW H&V, 305.0 m HAAT, 33-52-52, 80-16-14, 8276, WRJA, PS} South Carolina ETV, Public, SOUTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO, NEWS/TALK] 1617 km/1005 st mi (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VATICAN [non]. 11875, June 8 at 1259, VR IS and off at 1300, first noticed as some ACI to 11870 ALASKA. HFCC shows 1230-1300 VR is Russian relayed by VOA Tinang, PHILIPPINES, violating Separation of Church and State (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 7597.43, June 8 at 1239 hi-speed RTTY on what for hours and hours earlier at night is nothing but open carrier. Whence? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1647 UT June 8

 

Glenn Hauser logs June 4-5-6, 2017  View Printable Version 
Tuesday, June 06 2017

Hauser
Fixing one of the times in this, 2346*, not 0046*

** NORTH AMERICA. 6940-USB, June 5 at 2343, raucous pirate music at S8, stops abruptly at 2346* I leave a receiver on this, and it resumes at 2351:30, mostly percussion and chatter; 2352 brief announcement missed; 2356 unexpected brief CW and off again. A few other logs of this as unID:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,35338.0.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

 

Glenn Hauser logs June 4-5-6, 2017  View Printable Version 
Tuesday, June 06 2017

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** ALASKA [non]. 89.3, June 5 at 1910 UT I happen to tune nearby KIEL Loyal OK, as Ron Myers is talking about the ``Mission Alaska`` project of Radio 74 Internationale, trying to raise money. I only hear the last part of it: To put a 50 kW AM station on the air before the CP expires next January. As if Alaskans have no gospel huxters on radio already. Needs to get work done on the antenna site this summer before everything freezes; but still raising funds of $ 150K to purchase the land. See http://www.radio74.net so I research further:

It`s for 50 kW on 1200 kHz from Chugiak AK. More about it here:
https://www.radio74.net/alaska-project-brochure
which talks about this to bring Adventist/3ABN programming to Alaska.

Yet this page, https://www.radio74.net/about-us
says ``RADIO 74 INTERNATIONALE is an independent Christian ministry and is not sponsored, regulated or controlled by any denomination or religious organization.``

More, if it will ever load:
https://www.radio74.net/blog

NRC AM Log shows 1200 as ``K#8 Chugiak AK U1 50000/9600 new not on air ``. FCC AM Query says licensee is Steve King, and there was correspondence about this dating back to May of 2010. Is 74 trying to acquire the CP from King, or is he the front for 74 all along?

Where is Chugiak? 32 km NE of downtown Anchorage per Wikipedia. On a US map including Okie station, own website also shows they have two other stations in Alaska. The affiliate list can be found under the LISTEN drop-down, which is not a link to webcasts. The AK stations are on FM in Juneau and North Pole (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ARGENTINA. 11580, Monday June 5 at 1320, RAE French relay via WRMI is in DX program, so repeat of Friday show; content and clips seem the same as heard in English version. 1346 recheck, now the DX program is re-starting as the French semihour is aired twice in succession. 1400 into new Spanish relay time, previewing DX program by Arnaldo Slaen again contained in this Monday hour; no mention of this transmission they may not be aware of yet in Bs As, just 22-23 on 5950 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 17875, June 5 at 2347, song at S1 --- so my local noise problem must have abated. Nothing anywhen on 17875 per HFCC, but Aoki reminds us this is the temporary May 17-June 30 frequency for the CNR10 program, at 2300-1300 UT (except 06-09 Tuesday siesta), 100 kW, 15 degrees from Dongfang, Hainan site, so a good azimuth onward for us, and a well-chosen opening. WRTH shows CNR10 is ``Voice of Old Age`` or ``Senior Citizen Radio`` originally on MW 1053 in Beijing, but on SW backup while that is off for maintenance. Glad to know millions of Chineniors must have SW radios!

Weak as it is, 17875 is the SSOB, with nothing but weaker JBA carriers on 17780 (also a temp Dongfang sub, for CNR16) and 17560 (VOA Chinese via Tinang, so likely a CNR1 jammer).

15570, June 5 at 2350, Chinese at S3, i.e. RFA via TINIAN, and I think there were some English inserts, so maybe really this instead of CNR1 jammer (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6940-USB, June 5 at 2343, raucous pirate music at S8, stops abruptly at 0046* I leave a receiver on this, and it resumes at 2351:30, mostly percussion and chatter; 2352 brief announcement missed; 2356 unexpected brief CW and off again. A few other logs of this as unID:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,35338.0.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, June 5 at 2333, JJBA carrier from R. Chaski until autocutoff at 2334:11.5. Last catch was six days ago, May 30 until 2333:34.5*, so this is 37 seconds later, averaging 6.2 seconds later per noctem, well in line with the previous recession rate when sign- off was after 0100. Extremely weak signal fading in and out of the noise level makes it hard to be as precise as before (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9395 // 9495, Monday June 5 at 1314, VOA News until 1315 back to WRMI ID and Oldies. So I missed it again, presumably 5 minutes from 1310, but start times vary widely. A good way to get some credible American news on WRMI without cost (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1880 monitoring: confirmed UT Sunday June 4 at 0333 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, MO, about CHU, so ~8 minutes into show which would have started circa 0325. Also confirmed at 1030 UT June 4 on HLR 9485-CUSB, Germany, by Ivo as weak in Bulgaria. Also confirmed Sunday June 4 at 2330 on WBCQ, 9330.08v-CUSB, fair. Also confirmed here UT Monday June 5 starting at 0302 on Area 51 webcast and presumably WBCQ 5129.82-AM. Also confirmed UT Monday June 5 at 0345 the 0330 airing on WRMI 9955. First checked webcast which has changed URL for the 9955 stream to:
http://wrmi.listen.creek.fm/stream
Also confirmed Monday June 5 at 2341, the 2330 airing on WBCQ 9330.12v-CUSB, fair to good. Also confirmed UT Tuesday June 6 after 0030 on the WRMI System D webcast at its new URL (formerly System B for 9955) of
http://67.239.246.10:8000/listen.pls
which during this hour is feeding the 7730 transmitter. This also applies to other light-blue blox on 11580, 15770, 5850, depending on the time, but not all the time on any of them. Next WORs:
Tue 2130 WRMI 15770 to NE, 9455 to WNW
Tue 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1030 WRMI 5850 to NW, 9455 to WNW
Wed 1315 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2100 WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 12105 & 9930 & 9475 & 5830, June 4 at 1840, all three WTWWs are OFF (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5810, June 5 at 0535, WEWN Spanish is OFF; while 11520 English is on as usual (and propagating in summer nightmiddle better than in winter). 12050, June 5 at 1427, however, WEWN Spanish is on. Altho only two frequencies at any one time, one Spanish, one English, I was told that different transmitters are used for hi and low bands.

12050, June 5 at 2355, WEWN Spanish QSY announcement, off at 2355.5, and 5810 comes up about 0.5 minute later, much stronger now with Salve Regina. Even if two different transmitters, takes a while to make the antenna switch (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17815, June 5 at 1924, WHRI with gospel huxter musing that he will still have SW ``if they take internet away from us``. Not BS, and not // other TOM stations, but TOM was scheduled this hour M-F on 21610, which this frequency replaced a few weeks ago, altho the WHR schedule still shows 21.610!
http://lesea.com/whr/whr-iframe-page/?search=Angel1
Might have been TOM anyway but separate programming from the others (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1630, June 4 at 0611 UT, KKGM Fort Worth TX (street address in Dallas; QSL address in Lexington KY per NRC AM Log), is still diffusing dead air, atop KCJJ Iowa making a SAH of about 7 Hz with it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. UT June 6 the 6-m maps are showing Es DX paths into Oklahoma and MUFs into FM, so I start DXing from the porch:

88.1, at 0040 UT, interview about terrorism, soon evident as part of `The World`, and RDS shows: WRJA___, but also has some CCI besides the Okies. At 0058, still/again with same stable RDS ID as The World is outroducing. This is it per WTFDA FM Database: [WRJA-FM, 88.1, SUMTER SC, 98.0 kW H&V, 305 m HAAT, 33-52-52, 80-16-14, 8276, WRJA, PS} South Carolina ETV, Public, SOUTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO, NEWS/TALK] 1617 km/1005 st mi

90.1, at 0047, Es talk CCI to KUCO OK

92.9, at 0048, singing ID as ``Eagle 92.9``, and RDS as _EAGLE__ This is: [WEGX, 92.9, DILLON SC, 100.0 kW H&V, 492.9 m HAAT, 34-22-04, 79-19-21, 5FEB, TODAY'S COUNTRY WEGX EAGLE 92.9, - Country, EAGLE 92.9 COUNTRY] 1691 km/1051 st mi

93.1, at 0050, ``Hot 95-5 and 93-1`` non-ID twice, CCI from baseball. It`s: [WCHZ-FM, //W238AU, 93.1, WARRENTON GA, 4.1 kW H&V, 122.0 m HAAT, 33-29-59, 82-37-09, 5ABF, HOT 95.5/93.1, CLASSIC HIP-HOP] 1427 km/887 st mi

97.1, at 0100, algo by Es briefly squeezed against local 96.9

94.1, at 0102, Es rock, vs over-modulation spikes from local KLGB-LP 94.3, also ruining 94.5, now playing nothing but raucous gospel rock

97.9, at 0104, rock briefly vs 98.1 OKC; 0107 different music CCI

But MUF drops out next few minutes and I quit for now. Finishing writing this report at 0300, I see the MUF is again heavy into FM (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VATICAN [non]. 11700, June 4 at 1439, S Asian songs and talk around S7. HFCC shows Vatican Radio daily 1430 in Hindi via RVA Palauig, PHILIPPINES, followed by 1450 Tamil, 1510 Malayalam, and Saturdays only 1530-1600 English (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** YEMEN [non]. 11860, June 5 at 2358, ME music at S2, presumably Republic of Yemen Radio, which has not had a usable signal at any hour here since last winter. Keeps going with same thru 0000 hourtop without timesignal or announcement. Altho the Saudis aren`t saying, common assumption that most of this 24-hour service is from a spare transmitter at Jeddah, but there are audio overlaps indicating a site switch at certain times, such as just before 1800. So what is the other one? Nothing definite has come out in the two or three years this has been in service since the Yemeni government was ousted and the civil war enraged.

Another info source not often cited is ITU Monitoring. Large pdf files are posted and updated with rough reports in frequency order, so I consult the current April+ file, and the one before that. Here is what they show for this 11860.000 (always cited as exact, so I am removing the frequency field to save space here). The first and second entries are the monitoring site country and location. Then day/month, UT, field strength dB, ID if any (always misspelling Sana`a), country if any, type of transmission BC for broadcast omitted here, occupied bandwidth, mode of transmission, bearing from the transmitter at the receive site, and accuracy of the bearing (A being best). Coordinates (presumed rather than confirmed? Quite a variety of them, I haven`t traced; perhaps someone else will). Final number if any refers to a column which may be questionable, and comments if any. It`s all much clearer in the original table, once consulting the key to table at the top. I`ve condensed, not leaving blank spaces for fields unfilled.

Note the first entry, from Baldock, UK, which is slightly NE of London. The 122-degree azimuth from Baldock, crosses thru the middle of Yemen itself, only along the Red Sea coast of Saudi Arabia, which includes Jeddah, and certainly not Riyadh or the UAE, but this is the only entry guessing(?) that the site at the time monitored was UAE. An earlier entry below is the only one that specifies Jeddah transmitter site. I`m afraid a lot of this info is speculation: Another one from France says EGYpt! And one from Russia says ERItrea --- of course these could possibly be totally different stations, but also on 11860.

http://www.itu.int/en/ITU-R/terrestrial/monitoring/RegMon/PDFfiles/354.pdf
April-June 2017, updated 30 May:

G BALDOCK 0604 1650 R. SANNA UAE A3E 122 B
F RAMBOUILLET 1904 0600 2400 23.0 ARS 10K0E A3E 046 E 23 24 N 26 D 3
F RAMBOUILLET 2004 0000 0600 23.0 ARS 10K0E A3E 046 E 23 24 N 26 D 3

http://www.itu.int/en/ITU-R/terrestrial/monitoring/RegMon/PDFfiles/353.pdf

G BALDOCK 0101 1656 R. SANNA UAE A3E 122 B
G BALDOCK 2202 0340 RADIO SANNA ARS A3E 107 C JEDDAH TX SITE
INS MSPA-SAMARINDA 0603 0246 0249 28.8 RADIO SANNA ARS 6K37E A3E 295 A
INS MSPA-SAMARINDA 0603 1240 1245 44.9 RADIO SANNA ARS 7K80E A3E 293 A
F RAMBOUILLET 1403 0900 2320 33.0 EGY 10K0E A3E
029 E 10 30 N 28 D 3
F RAMBOUILLET 1503 0330 0700 30.0 10K0E A3E 108 A 9
RUS NOVOSIBIRSK 1603 0210 0240 26.0 ARS 2K70 A3E
039 E 10 21 N 32 242 A
RUS SAMARA 1603 0500 0510 76.0 ARS 2K95 A3E
045 E 30 27 N 53 189 B
RUS SMOLENSK 1603 0605 0705 48.0 ARS 1K32 A3E
046 E 53 24 N 36 154 B
RUS BELGOROD 1603 0650 0656 36.1 ARS 9K20 A3E 160 A
RUS ARKHANGELSK 1603 0705 0709 55.9 Radio Sanna ARS BC 2K88 A3E
046 E 03 24 N 53 172 B
RUS MOROZOVSK 1603 0715 0730 62.0 ARS 6K00 A3E
046 E 35 26 N 50 168 C
RUS BELGOROD 1603 1246 1250 28.8 ERI 7K80 A3E 176 A
I ROMA 3003 0738 0743 40.0 10K0 A3E 110 B

There could be lots of other gems about unIDs or incomplete IDs in the ITU files if one sift thru them (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1820, June 4 at 0613, JBA AM carrier with trace of music. Not overload as still there with R75 preamps 1 and 2 switched off. Could be 2 x 910 harmonic from algo. OR, 2780 minus 960, i.e. mix of my two locals, 2 x 1390 KCRC minus KGWA (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9517.4-USB, June 6 at 0004, Spanish INTRUDERS 2-way at S3 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0316 UT June 6

 

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