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Glenn Hauser logs+ May 9, 2023  View Printable Version 
Tuesday, May 09 2023

** ALGERIA [and non]. 13790, May 9 at 0636, Chinese with fast SAH and
CCI, the latter a new ``station`` in Algeria as reported here last few
days in WOR iog, ``Ifrikya FM``. In a surprise development, this is to
be a pan-African service in a few languages, original stories
mentioning SW but WTFK? Since then has been found on SW frequencies
until now scheduled for TDA, i.e. mostly carrying Qur`an service.

At this hour big collisions. Per Aoki: 23-09 Ouargla site, but 13790 a
very bad choice with plenty of other usage including, 06-07 CNR1
jamming vs RFA Chinese via Saipan; also CNR1 jamming vs Sound of Hope,
2130-1420. // 15110 Béchar now only a JBA carrier. Recheck much later
at 2219 May 9, only weak ME? music on 13790. EiBi shows Algeria
starting at 2000, and nothing else at this hour.

OUARGLA appears to be correct spelling, not Ourgla or Ouragla! Google
translates from French to Arabic as waraqla or ورقلة

More about this at Tony Rogers` Africa on Shortwave:

Here`s one recent report in the WOR iog:
``ALGERIA: I have been following the new African station Ifrikya FM
from Algeria, and recorded 13590 and 13790 kHz overnight from 2300 to
0300 UT (6 May into 7 May). There was overall good reception on 13790
(via Ourgla), with audible but weaker reception on 13590 (via Bechar).
Programming was predominantly African music, however there was a
female host from 2325 and later a male host, with various guests with
short speech segments. From around 0255 there was a promo loop with a
montage of voices mentioning Burkina Faso and Sudan, perhaps others)
which could have been journalists covering those areas. Seems to me
that the station is in "preview" mode and has yet to settle down to
regular programming. Worth keeping a watch on. They have a webpage at
and a Facebook page at
from where I see this email address: ifrikyafm@gmail.com
-- Alan Roe, Teddington, UK``

Website is just ``coming soon`` -- La voix Africaine`` (Glenn Hauser,

** COLOMBIA. 5910-, May 9 at 0645, Alcaraván Radio with music, S9/+10
on signature offset about minus 50 Hz, back after missing 48 hours
ago. Now there is again a much weaker JBA carrier on 6010- with almost
same offset pitch on BFO, maybe LV de tu Conciencia if not Brasil
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

By Janelle Stecklein, CNHI Oklahoma, Enid News & Eagle May 9, 2023


OKLAHOMA CITY — Uncertainty is growing about who would control and use
a vital network of rural broadcast communication towers following a
gubernatorial push to sever ties with the Oklahoma public

Gov. Kevin Stitt’s decision to veto a routine measure reauthorizing
the existence of Oklahoma Educational Television Authority has created
some thorny and complicated logistical and operational questions,
including who ultimately owns the seven broadcast towers that quietly
play a vital role in rural public safety. Those have been maintained
over the years with a mix of private OETA donations and state

A spokesman for Stitt’s office on Monday insisted the answer is clear
— the state owns the towers if OETA is disbanded.

OETA leaders, though, plan to ask the attorney general’s office for a
formal opinion on ownership, said Bob Spinks, a Friends of OETA board

“This whole thing has obviously raised some issues that we’ve never
had to really think about before because we’ve had this great
relationship with the state of Oklahoma,” Spinks said. “We’re really
the only entity in the state that can actually broadcast to all 77
counties, and so we feel like that partnership is extremely important
with the law enforcement and public safety folks.” In his veto message
of House Bill 2820, Stitt wrote that while OETA may have played a
“principal role in the provision of educational television services at
one time, today the OETA’s long-term, strategic value is at best
unclear, if not outright imagined.” Stitt later accused the
broadcaster of using tax dollars to “indoctrinate kids” and showing
programming that “overly sexualizes our kids.”

Spinks, who grew up in McAlester watching OETA, said Stitt’s comments
ignore the role that parents play in selecting their children’s

“It’s still a parent’s responsibility to decide whether what their
children are watching is appropriate or not,” said Spinks, whose own
children also watched OETA programming.

But beyond the programming debate, Spinks said OETA and public safety
entities have long had a symbiotic relationship. The public
broadcaster allows police and fire dispatchers to mount dispatch
repeaters on its seven broadcasting towers free of charge. OETA also
broadcasts emergency communications to all 77 counties and holds the
state’s FCC broadcasting license.

Spinks said it’s possible OETA could continue to operate a public
television station with only private funding, but that would require
“complete reworking of the licensure, which is not a simple thing.”

“We’re hoping that that veto is overridden because it’s just the
simplest way, the most logical way to keep us able to do what we’ve
been doing for so long,” Spinks said.

OETA viewership continually ranks among the top nationally with about
650,000 Oklahomans tuning in each week and over 100,000 others
streaming the station’s programming.

Spinks, now a retiree, said the funding the state provides — $ 2.9
million this budget year — makes up about a third of what it takes to
operate OETA. The remainder comes from private donors and grants.

Ray McNair, executive director of Oklahoma Sheriff’s Association, said
law enforcement agencies and fire departments have dispatch repeaters
mounted to nearly every available OETA tower that funding allows.

He said every tower is vital for public safety communications. Unless
they’re demolished, he’s certain public safety providers would be able
to continue using them, he said.

“If OETA loses their license, I’m sure there’d be some mechanism in
place that law enforcement, firefighters could go to utilize those
towers because to drop our repeaters and move them to another tower is
a pretty expensive venture,” McNair said.

Meyer Siegfried, a spokesman for Stitt, said if OETA is disbanded, the
state will retain ownership of OETA’s towers pursuant to state law. If
the Legislature does not override Stitt’s veto, OETA has one year to
wrap up operations.

“It’s not OETA, the state agency, that’s critical to rural public
safety, its state assets, i.e. the towers, that play a role in the
safety of rural Oklahoma,” Siegfried said in an email.

He said National Weather Service, Oklahoma Highway Patrol and Oklahoma
Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security can use
independent systems to send wireless emergency alerts to geo-targeted
areas of the state through wireless carriers to anyone that has a
cellphone. “These alerts will continue regardless of whether the OETA
towers are there or not, and certainly regardless of the governor’s
veto,” Siegfried said.

He also said OHP does not have any of its communication assets on OETA

He did not say who would be tasked with maintaining the towers if OETA
shut down or from where that funding would come.

Senate President ProTem Greg Treat, R-Oklahoma City, said he voted
against extending OETA’s authorization around 2012. He said Senate
leadership privately pulled him aside and explained how “critically
important” the towers were to law enforcement and that the FCC license
held by OETA was nontransferable.

“They asked me not to be flippant in my vote,” Treat said. “So ever
since then, I’ve supported its continuation based on (that)
knowledge.” State Sen. Roger Thompson, R-Okemah, said he’s “very
concerned” by the veto. He said OETA meets both a public safety and
educational need.

Thompson said he doesn’t know who owns the towers, but said that
they’re “very, very needed in public safety” and said are a lot of
unanswered questions. He said Oklahoma also needs the FCC license.

“I’m not at the point yet of deciding what to do with the towers if
they go out of business,” Thompson said. “I’m still hopeful they’ll
still be in business.” (via gh, Enid, WOR)

** SPAIN. 17855, 15520, 17715, 11670, May 9 at 2217, REE check finds
all four active, unlike yesterday, on a non-English Tuesday, in usual
order from VG to G to F to VP when tuned direct (Glenn Hauser, OK,

** TURKEY. 11785, May 9 9 at *2157, TRT IS comes on but only S4/S6
direct so no listening to the English hour following (Glenn Hauser,

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2189 monitoring: confirmed UT
Tuesday May 9 at 0030 on WRMI 9395, S9/+10 direct. Next:

2330 UT Tuesday WRMI 9395 to NNW
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0030 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S

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

Like our website, a noncommercial service for which financial
support is appreciated; thanks this week to Jack Amelar, Lowell MI,
for a contribution via PayPal to woradio at yahoo.com - ``To keep
WOR on the air and logs. Overdue donation. TNX for what you do``.

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

** VANUATU. 11835, May 9 at 0659, R. Vanuatu third harmonic has just
popped on with QSY from JBA 7260, to 3945; amazing S9/+10 signal
direct, first with music, then Bislama talk in an echoey venue,
something about building materials, presumably getting into news. Also
JBA carriers on 7890 = 2 x 3945; and equally JBA on 15780 = 4 x 3945.
Ron Howard was listening at same time with a much more detailed report
to the WOR iog. He had heard 15780 recently but not this time. Next?
19725 = 5 x 3945 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 28420 USB, May 9 circa 2213, OSOB is a weak ham in
English with accent, probably Latin American. Never any ID which ought
to be uttered at beginning and end of each interchange, with inaudible
contact. Yes, no other phoners heard on 10m, nor any CW beacons (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report despatched at 2312 UT May 9


Glenn Hauser logs May 7-8, 2023  View Printable Version 
Tuesday, May 09 2023

** SPAIN. 17855, Monday May 8 at 2200, token English from SNR is VG
into Maryland SDR; sufficient on 17715 for SAm; and even on 11670 for
Africa but with squeal - but NO signal on fourth frequency 15520 for
ME, nor at UTwente. Something`s not right at Noblejas. But not much
else on SW from Europe a sesquihour after an M-class flare as Gary
Pence points out. Of course from Europe`s SW corner, Spain enjoys best
advantage of the lowest-latitude and closest path to NAm; since
Portugal gave up SW years ago (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 11785, May 8 at 2158, no signal yet from VOT English even
unto UTwente SDR. Cuts on at *2201 but off again in a few seconds
before I can even note the offset a few Hz on the plus side; and never
returns next 30+ minutes. Something`s always erroneous at Emirler
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2189 monitoring: confirmed Sunday May 7
at 2000 on IRRS SW via AM Italia, 1323 kHz, still not 909 or 207 kHz,
S9+10/15 into nearby Noale SDR; with storm crashes from northern Italy
and Serbo-Croatia. Also slight CCI from understation.

Also confirmed UT Monday May 8 at 0030 on WRMI 7780, S8/9+10 but noisy
into Louisiana SDR, starting with usual 14-second external noise

Also confirmed UT Monday May 8 at 0300 on WBCQ Area 51, 6160 -67 Hz =
6159.933, S9/+15 into Maryland SDR. Next:

0030 UT Tuesday WRMI 9395 to NNW
2330 UT Tuesday WRMI 9395 to NNW
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0030 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S

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

Like our website, a noncommercial service for which financial
support is appreciated; thanks this week to Jack Amelar, Lowell MI,
for a contribution via PayPal to woradio at yahoo.com - ``To keep
WOR on the air and logs. Overdue donation. TNX for what you do``.

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

** U S A. 9330, May 8 at 2314, menacing music from WLCR on WBCQ-6 and
into Brasuguese talk, VG S9+20/30 as if on wrong beam thisaway;
normally is perceptibly weakened when in Portuguese correctly
southward at 175 degrees (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 9975, UT Monday May 8 at 0010, AWR Wavescan, later Jeff
White interviewing John[o] Wright of ARDXC during recent visit to NSW;
S8/9+5 but noisy into Louisiana SDR. At 0145 recheck it`s S9+20/30
direct, more like it. KVOH had been AWOL for some time but back this
weekend as reported earlier to WOR iog:

``I can hear something on 9975 kHz at the moment, just ID'd as "Voice
of Hope" at 0406 UTC May 6. Ricky Leong, Calgary, Alberta, Canada``

``Super strong into Masset, BC at 0421. Left the air at 0500. For the
last 15 or 20 minutes, reception became fluttery; auroras are back!
73, Walt`` Salmaniw

And a Dan, somewhere, forwards UT May 8: ``Hi Ray, I missed last
night; was hoping to hear the Jazz program. Thanks, Dan``

On 5/5/2023 at 6:42 PM, "Ray Robinson" <ray.robinson@voiceofhope.com>
``Hi, Dan. Transmitter repairs at KVOH are complete, and we will be on
the air again tonight, May 5th. You should be able to hear 9975 on
Thu-Sun evenings from now on. Regards, Ray Robinson, Strategic
Communications Group, Voice of Hope World Radio Network,
www.voiceofhope.com`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. Further update from George McClintock, WTWW, captions with
multi-MB close-up photos:

``Subject: WTWW: all 48 power modules repaired --- This is the bad
part on this control card, a voltage requlator.

All 48 of 48 power modules have been repaired and returned to the
stacks. They are the power modules that $ 100,000 dollars was
squandered by the GOOD OLD BOYS and NO repair took place. Since I have
repaired what the good old boys did not repair, I want the 100,000
dollars they got for no work, at all, on transmitter # 1. Just

These are the only 2 burned control cards that I have. They are in the
process of being repaired. I am still waiting on Continental for any
control cards that may be lying around. I am short 5 and are sure that
the good old boys know where they are but are keeping quiet. George
McClintock 5-7-2023`` (via Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. Still a big tropo blob around here on APRS map, May 8 at
0412, BAD signals on RF: 8, 10, 11, 15, 21, 22, 26, 30, 31, 34, 36. 15
degraded to bad means DX QRM to KTBO OKC. Only DX decoding are: RF 20
KQCW-HD 19-1 Tulsa; RF 28, ION 44-1, i.e. KTPX-TV Okmulgee = Tulsa

At 0431 May 8: RF 36, TBN HD 17-1, i.e. KDOR Bartlesville = Tulsa
market; RF 26 KOTV 6-1 Tulsa; RF 20 KQCW Muskogee = Tulsa mkt, 19-1
still with VG signal; and these BADs: 8, 10, 11, 12, probably also

Circa 1545 UT May 8, again a tropo blob over eastern OK with Enid on
the edge; but only DX signal is BAD RF 28, no doubt ION 44-1 again
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 2358 UT May 8


Glenn Hauser logs May 6-7, 2023  View Printable Version 
Sunday, May 07 2023

** ANTARCTICA. 15475.98 RC USB, Saturday May 6 at 2255, LRA36 with
S6/S8 good signal into Argentine remote, studio discussion, saluting
birthdays of certain military personnel; 2318 music, weaker with 15480
ACI; next check 2327, is off. Nominal sked is now 20-23 UT Saturdays
only. Manuel Méndez, Spain had reported earlier: ``LRA 36 on air ---
Speakers today, male Juan Benavente "Uniendo Voces" and female Noemí
Cisneros "Ecos de la Antártida", transmission cut off abruptly at 2023
and returns at 2027`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CHINA. 15800, May 7 at 1457, YL song, S9/+10 with flutter, // 15760
and much weaker 15340 & 15110, 1459 Chinese announcement. All check as
CNR1 jammers in Aoki. Not much else on 19m band except Cuba, making
15800 the SSOB! (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CHINA. 13550, May 7 at 1505, JBA carrier, CNR1 jammer against Sound
of Hope (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** COLOMBIA. 5910- & 6010-, May 7 0638, both Puerto Lleras stations
are off. Until now 5910 Alcaraván Radio had been reliable; and last
night I thought 6010 LV de tu Conciencia may have resumed (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA [and non]. 15140, Sunday May 7 at 0644, JBA carrier = just
barely audible: suspect RHC which is supposed to be here in daytime
only, but this has happened before. After searching all lower bands
with no RHCs found. This remainder may stay on past 0700 when weekly
Esperanto is supposed to air on 6100 only - and 12200 of course.
Nothing else sked on 15140 now. Something`s always wrong at RHC. Also,
15140 is the SSOB = strongest signal on band, but not the OSOB = only
signal on band, as 15770 WRMI is also detectable, even weaker JJBBA
carrier, in degraded propagation. WRMI must think it`s going somewhere
by running 15770 all-night; as the more appropriate 7730 remains
silent for lack of antenna. Skedgrid shows 7730 as both transmitters 1
and 2, 24 hours of blank on 160 and 44 degree azimuths (Glenn Hauser,

** CUBA. 15230, May 7 at 1501, RHC weaker than // 15140 opening
Sunday-only Esperanto, and still on at 1506 tho supposed to be off. //
11760 is VG much stronger. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** KURDISTAN [non]. 17480 & slightly stronger 17470, May 7 at 1502,
only JBA carriers below 17500, presumably Dengê Welat and Recep the
Turkish jammer (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. That tropo blob is *still* there over mid-America when I
next check for TVDX, UT Sun May 7 at 0231: BAD signals on RF 9, 10,
11, 17, 18, 26: notably, 17 and 18 are bad because of DX against Enid
and OKC stations. 26 briefly decodes as KOTV 6-1 Tulsa, along with
KQCW on 6-2, and NewsOn6 on 6-3 - at this time also on KQCW, couldn`t
tell if identical and synched (Glenn Hauser, Enid, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. Some OK FM logs are mixed in with non-OK FMDX in this
report under USA, q.v. for 104.5 KZZW; 106.9 KHTT; 104.9 KKWD; 104.9
KEUC; 105.3 KINB (Glenn Hauser, Enid, WOR)

** TURKEY. 11785, May 6 at 2200, VOT is not off the air today,
timesignal and English VG via UTwente SDR (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2189 monitoring: confirmed Saturday
May 6 at 2230 on WRMIs: 15770, S9/+5 into Missouri SDR despite off the
side; 5850 S7/S9 with nearby storm crashes.

Also confirmed UT Sunday May 7 at 0030 on WRMI 7780, S8/S9 including
heavy storm crashes into Missouri SDR; less noisy S9+5/12 into
Louisiana SDR. And *still* with external noise blast during first 14
seconds, then another mini-blast; and three more quick ones after
0037: I think this always happens by that spoiler ute.

Also confirmed starting late at 0357 UT Sunday May 7, the nominal 0315
in WA0RCR, 1860 AM, S9+10/20 including very heavy storm noise level =
HSNL. Next:

2000 UT Sunday IRRS 1323 & 918? & 207?-Italy
0030 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to SW
0300vUT Monday WBCQ Area 51 6160v to WSW
0030 UT Tuesday WRMI 9395 to NNW
2330 UT Tuesday WRMI 9395 to NNW
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0030 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S

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

Like our website, a noncommercial service for which financial
support is appreciated; thanks this week to Jack Amelar, Lowell MI,
for a contribution via PayPal to woradio at yahoo.com - ``To keep
WOR on the air and logs. Overdue donation. TNX for what you do``.

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

** U S A. After two days of tropo TVDX within huge blob extending from
Monterrey to Des Moines, I switch to FM DXing via my best option,
stock Nissan caradio in the cool garage on our first 90-degree day
this year; with fender-mounted vertical antenna only.

This is my first serious car FM DX session this year, and maybe since
last summer, so there may have been some changes to the ``local`` dial
too. Info from the great WTFDA FM Database. Numbers before the geo
coordinates are kW ERP and antenna height above average terrain in
meters - H&V all the same in today`s logs so deleted the duplications.
Distances in km/stmi are approx., city-to-city of license, computed by

100.3, May 6 at 1653 UT, adstring including Staples, ``KJKK-FM
Dallas-Fort Worth`` ID. This stays in for quite a while, yet several
other open Metroplex channels are unoccupied - or maybe too occupied
resulting in hash. By 1747 this is gone but a few words from somewhere
burst in via a meteor.
KJKK 100.3 DALLAS TX HD ADULT HITS 100.3 JACK FM 97.0 574.2 32-35-02
96-57-48 28D2 JACK~ FM - Song/Title Song/Artist Adult Hits - 414
km/257 stmi

96.7, May 6 at 1655 UT, mentions something sponsored by WBAP & WFAA -
as if they were still related; 972 AC for Best Buy windows. 1711, ad
for Triple-C Roofing in DFW. I don`t perceive it as ``all-sports`` but
therefore must be:
TICKET 90.0 621.0 33-26-13 97-29-05 426A All sports all the time
KTCK The Ticket - All Sports all the time - KTCK The Ticket - Sports
//KTCK 1310 - 381/236

104.5, May 6 at 1702 UT, ``Weekend Top 20 Countdown`` but of Christian
songs only, no ID; ad for Metashare? 844-74-BIBLE; vacation rentals in
Florida; finally multi-station IDs including KJIL and KHYM. I figured
this would be the newish station near Woodward, but last I heard, it
had not been acquired by the SW KS-based gospel huxter network:
99-26-45 54A4 KZZW - 119/74

106.9, May 6 at 1705 UT, rap in unknown language, not English or
Spanish; but 1707 quick English non-ID as ``K-Hits``, So:
388.0 35-53-00 95-46-14 247D K-HIT 106.9 K-Hits Tulsa's #1 Hit Music
Station Top 40 - 237/147

104.9, May 6 at 1714 UT, Midwest City OK ad from KKWD alternately
fading with South Asian YL mixing language in with accented English;
even a bit of play-by-play cricket! 1735 mentions Punjabi and Urdu, ad
with (972) AC; 1736 S Asian song. I try searching WTFDA DB first on
languages, but there is a drop-down menu of only certain ones, no
Urdu. Punjabi, Indian and Pakistani do not get any 104.9 hits
anywhere. I know it has to be DFW TX market, so geographically I soon
find this entry not citing any specific languages:
KZMP-FM 104.9 PILOT POINT TX HD ETHNIC FUNASIA 35.0 535.0 33-33-37
96-57-34 534B KZMP-FM 104.9 Pilot Point, Dallas, Fort Worth

I never heard Funasia mentioned: this one in Dallas proper could be
problematic if it really exist:
0.0 32-35-25 96-58-24

And details of the OKC station it`s duking it out with back & forth:
KKWD 104.9 BETHANY OK VARIETY HITS ALICE 104.9 6.0 100.0 35-29-53
97-37-10 2CA7 Artist/Title HD is Off - 101/63

BTW, I still haven`t heard the alleged EWTN station in Ringwood just
west of Enid, KEUC, 100 watts, 21 meters on 104.9. I should be getting
it easily like the 99 watts from Kingfisher below on 105.3. 33 km/20

107.5, May 6 at 1719 UT, ad in Spanish. No Okies, but three in TX:
discounting San Angelo and Rio Grande City, that leaves in the PTA:
16.5 574.2 32-35-02 96-57-48 31DC - 408/254

105.3, May 6 at 1737 UT, YL sports talk, ``CBS Sports Radio`` ID, huge
adstring, none local, including Rangers.com, Navy Federal Credit
Union. It`s merely a near-local from a town where they assault HSFB
players leading to a mega$ lawsuit; and I don`t think it was CBSSR the
last time I noticed:
35-43-38 97-52-30 2673 KINB CBS KINB CBS SPORTS RADIO 105.3 KINBFM.COM
405-600-9096 - 52 km/32 stmi tho pinned west of Kingfisher not the
town itself -- ?? (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, WOR)

** U S A. More TVDX chex tnx to persistent tropo blob over
mid-America, May 7 at 1517 UT: BAD signals on RF 28, 11, 9 and 6. Yes,
6, despite my antenna for highband 7+ and UHF only and aimed SSE.
Prime suspect is always closest full power on 6, KBSD, Ensign/Dodge
City KS with 31 kW ERP, 244 km/152 stmi. Beyond that: KWNB-TV Hayes
Center NE, 11.9 kW, CP for 45, 538 km/334 stmi. There are zero OKies
on 6 of any power. Lots in TX but all low-power or translators. All
per FCC TV Query. Next check at 1636: only 20, 11 and 10 (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1956 UT May 7


Glenn Hauser logs May 5-6, 2023  View Printable Version 
Saturday, May 06 2023

** COLOMBIA. 6010-, May 6 at 0650, JBA carrier very close to same
about -50 Hz offset as from 5910, so suspect LV de tu Conciencia may
be back on air, but signal not up to par with sibling. Or, Brasil?
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 9700, May 6 at 0704, RHC English still on here and nowhere
else, S9+10 but with squealwhine audible in AM mode out to plus/minus
30 kHz. Something`s always wrong at RHC. Also noted by Wolfgang
Bueschel via remote in Detroit or Edmonton: ``9700 kHz heard of RHC
Spanish likely from Bauta site at 0558 and switched over to English
sce at 6-7 UT -- the only RHC channel at this hour! Only S=6 signal,
like exciter outlet only. 9700 kHz distorted audio with a whistle-buzz
of 350 Hertz audio string approx.``
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. (90.1), KUCO FM webcast, Sat May 6 at 1907 UT, opening
his anonymous vocal fill-music show after `La Bohème` from The Met,
Lane Whitesell apologizes for interruptions to last week`s program:
material was embedded in original music source, KUCO received no
remuneration, and has taken steps to assure this does not happen again
(paraphrased closely). I.e. the *commercials* I heard twice and
queried him about, but he never replied to me.

Wait a minute: only 2+ hours is not enough time for Bohème. Recheck at
2129, after an hour or so of his own show with Brahms songs, etc. Lane
is outroing Act IV of it, but a different recorded performance from
Rome Opera House, compensating for a ``technological problem``
earlier! I.e., quitting the Met broadcast after only 3 acts. I suspect
these problems result from automation and voice-tracking, no ``live``
management of what happens (Glenn Hauser, Enid, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. RF 26, May 5 at 1947 UT, BAD signal starts to decode as
KOTV 6-1 Tulsa, continuing the huge tropo opening as in previous

UT May 6 at 0249, RF 20 decodes at 42-1 KBZC-LD. That`s a lowpower in
nearest major market, OKC, but normally invisible here with 7.2 kW
Also all these mostly infomercial subchannels, but PSIP on every one
is same KBZC-LD! 42-2, 42-3, 42-4, 42-5, 42-6, 42-7.

UT May 6 at 0255, RF 36, Univision on 36-1 with PSIP KUOKCD1 -- yes,
with figure one at the end somehow as I inspect it closely. There are
NO virtual 36-2 or 36-3, skipping to 36-4 StartTV and 36-5 H&I as in
rabbitears.info. Of course this 7.33 kW ERP channel with Univision is
superfluous as it`s also on highpower RF 29 from Shawnee along with
Telemundo and Estrella TV.
RF 36 is also direxional NNW which must help it a bit thisaway.

Among many BAD signals May 5 at 1526 UT, I get a decode on RF 20 from
KQCW 19-1; and on RF 26 from KOTV 6-1 with CBS, Tulsa, in & out (Glenn
Hauser, Enid, WOR)

** SPAIN. 17855, Friday May 5 at 2200, token English from SNR, feature
after news is conversation with Leah Patton (sps?), an immigrant who
picked up Spanish after arriving and now runs a website about what to
do in Madrid, madridnofrills.com --- VG here and 17715, 15520 also
audible, 11670 barely (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 11785.009, May 6 at 2200, VOT English is not off the air
today, S9+25/35 into UTwente, 11-second late timesignal, soon compared
to something on 10000, not WWV, mixed with music, presumably
ITALCABLE; s/on by heavily accentedess and with considerable
overmodulation/distortion. Topping news is coronation of Charles, all
in future tense! Tho this should have been recorded no later than 1230
UT today (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2189 monitoring: confirmed Friday
May 5 at 2030 on IRRS SW via AM Italia 1323 kHz only, Villa Estense,
S9/+15 into nearby Noale SDR, but with considerable pumping SAH CCI
from understation. Just before at 2029 an Italian song played.

Also confirmed UT Saturday May 6 at 0130 on WRMI 5850, S9+20/30 direct
aimed thisaway, but only S6/S8 into Maryland SDR, not aimed thataway.

Also confirmed UT Saturday May 6 at 0400 on WBCQ Radio Angela, 5130
-24 Hz = 5129.976 into Maryland SDR at S7/S9.

Also confirmed Saturday May 6 at 1930 already underway early on
WA0RCR, 1860 AM, MO, S9+17 with storm crashes right over the St Louis
area into adjacent IL, about 5 minutes into so started early circa
1925. Next:

2230 UT Saturday WRMI 5850 to NW
2230 UT Saturday WRMI 15770 to NE
0030 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to SW
0245vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315; as late as 0457]
2000 UT Sunday IRRS 1323 & 918? & 207?-Italy
0030 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to SW
0300vUT Monday WBCQ Area 51 6160v to WSW
0030 UT Tuesday WRMI 9395 to NNW
2330 UT Tuesday WRMI 9395 to NNW
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0030 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S

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One may also contribute by MO or check on a US bank to
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** U S A. 7490 minus 73 Hz into Maryland SDR = 7489.927, Friday May 5
at 2351, WBCQ S9+5/20 during FKB gospel huxter; 5130 already on at
5129.985, S6/S8 with music; 6159.933, S7/S9 different music; and no
3265v as it`s about time for `AAAWWW` UT Sat May 6 from 0000, which I
then listen to on (7490) webcast: sounds familiar, about needing to
fix stuff, mike check OK, AW has been ``dragging`` due to 80-degree
heat in FLA; discussing favorite Japanese restaurant they frequent -
so now I`m sure this be a repeat from a week or few ago; never mind
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. Big tropo TVDX opening continues over central USA, May 5 at
2350 UT, BAD signals on RF 20, 34, 35. UT Sat May 6 at next check
0131, BAD:
10, 11, 14, 20, 21, 22, 28, 30, 34, 35, 36. Some of those no doubt
Oklahoma, but see OKLAHOMA for identified intrastate DX.

UT May 6 at 0434 I have Univision on RF 31 but displays virtual 46-1.
Trouble is, I can`t find any such match in listings altho it`s on 46-1
in Arizona and Hawaii: I don`t think so. Closest 31 is Wichita market,
KDCU Derby KS with Univision, but rabbitears.info shows its virtual is
also 31! Allocation map for 31 has no matches in TX or OK. Univision
website is no help: I can`t even find an affiliate list as they push
viewing via an APP rather than OTA TV stations!! Nor Wikipedia.
Finally I check FCC TV Query, and by golly, they do show KDCU RF 31
with virtual 46. I also inspect the subchannels I get with this and
they match the rabbitears info for KDCU: Grit, Mystery, Laff, CourtTV.
Notified webmaster who says I am first to inform him of incorrect
info. His latest info was virtual 31 for many years. Must have changed
recently; maybe was originally on RF 46 before repacking. My last
previous log of KDCU was Sept 5, 2021 on RF 31 and indeed ``31``.

My STB tuning is further confused by *another* virtual 46 from Norman
OK`s KOCM which is really on RF 16, gospel huxter starting with
DayStar. It`s usually a bit too weak here to decode. Somehow KOCM got
on a prime low cable channel in Enid, 6.

At 0531 UT, BADs on 8, 9 and 10; then 8 decodes briefly as KPTS,

Next morning, May 6 from 1525, we still have big tropo blob all the
way from Monterrey to Des Moines, but I`m not getting any such far DX.
RF 10, 14, 15, 17, 21, 22, 26, 28, 30, 31, 34, 35, 36, i.e. just about
every UHF channel not `local` -- and some of those have become BAD due
to DX QRM: even Enid`s only local K17JN-D; 15 from OKC.

Later on Saturday after/noon I switch to FM DXing from the caradio, as
yet not fully researched, so will be in my next report; including some
ethnic radio from DFW (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, WOR)

** VANUATU. 11835, May 6 at 0706, RV is S5/S6 on 3 x 3945; also had it
before 07 on much weaker fundamental 7260 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9170, May 6 at 0711, open carrier of S1/S4 (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report despatched at 2227 UT May 6


Glenn Hauser logs+, May 5, 2023  View Printable Version 
Friday, May 05 2023

** AUSTRIA. 15265, May 5 at 1500, AWR theme and ID, introducing
Turkish as sked this semihour only via Moosbrunn, S7/S9 with flutter,
SSOB except for 15770 WRMI with Wavescan. 100 kW at 115 degrees so
off-the-back serves N America at 295 degrees rather than long-path
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** KURDISTAN [non]. 17450, May 5 at 1457, JBA carrier direct, presumed
Dengê Welat and/or Recep`s Turkish jammer; only other JBAC below 17500
is 17490 but that is probably ChiCom jamming and/or VOA Tibetan via
Biblis, Germany, scheduled this hour only (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. Stitt's vetoing OETA funds another irrational action


EDITORIAL: Stitt's vetoing OETA funds another irrational action
Enid News & Eagle Editorial Board May 3, 2023

Gov. Kevin Stitt’s comments in regard to his recent veto of
reauthorization of funding for Oklahoma’s public television station
are nothing short of embarrassing, discriminatory and about as
divisive as a leader of a state can possibly get.

While many thought the move was part of the governor’s hardball
strategy to get his education bill across the finish line, we found
out that it really is Stitt’s irrational conjecture that OETA is
“indoctrinating” kids to an LGBTQ agenda.

“I don’t think Oklahomans want to use their tax dollars to
indoctrinate kids,” Stitt told reporters about his decision to veto..
“And some of the stuff that they’re showing, it just overly sexualizes
our kids. There’s elevating LGBTQIA2S+ voices.”

If there are programs with LGBTQ content, they are a very minuscule
part of OETA programming. Why has the governor chosen to wage war
against education, parents and public and cultural programming that
has been a valuable asset for decades?

OETA leverages private donations, federal support and state
appropriations to deliver public services programming that we believe
add value to our state. Since the last renewal, OETA won two regional
Emmy Awards, provided 500 hours of Oklahoma original content, expanded
their weekly newscast to a full hour and provided programs that
reached half of the state’s population. With the budget, the network
would be allowed to boost its digital presence and create a stronger
subscriber base to gain more self-funding.

Also, according to OETA, it’s the most watched PBS affiliate in the
country. It also provides valuable news programming, children’s
programming like “Sesame Street,” and OETA provides commercial
networks with coverage of matters of the state as part of their public

The governor also used a secondary argument that in today’s world,
there is no need to “prop up” a public television station.

“That, to me, is an outdated system,” Stitt said during a press
conference Friday. “It may have had its place in 1957. Why are we
paying taxpayer dollars to prop up OETA?”

It’s true that some states no longer fund public television. Also,
Oklahoma spends more on public television than some other states. If
it’s truly a matter of prioritizing state funding and seeing if it
makes sense for Oklahoma’s public television funding to be reduced,
that’s a rational discussion.

But that’s not how the governor formulated his veto response. He chose
zealous rhetoric to promote an ideological difference, not a
necessarily a fiscal one. The governor has previously supported OETA
funding, so this veto is definitely a blindside.

OETA, which broadcasts PBS throughout Oklahoma, is still plenty
popular with parents and many others who enjoy its wide variety of
programming. Public television still has its place and should not be
erased from our culture.

Hopefully, three-fourths of the Legislature will override this veto,
and if a discussion needs to take place regarding fiscal
responsibility of supporting public television, then let’s have that
discussion next session.

Support local journalism.



Oklahoma governor blames Clifford the Big Red Dog, LGBT folks for PBS
funding cuts

Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt vetoed funding for his state's PBS
affiliate, citing an all-too-common GOP talking point.

May 2, 2023, 9:30 PM UTC By Ja'han Jones

Oklahoma’s Republican governor is on a crusade against "Clifford the
Big Red Dog," the network that produces the animated children's show,
the local affiliate that airs it.

Last week, Gov. Kevin Stitt vetoed a bill that authorized funding the
Oklahoma Educational Television Authority (OETA), which broadcasts PBS
programming, through July 2026.

Republicans have targeted PBS funding for years, including Donald
Trump during his presidency and Mitt Romney as a presidential
candidate in 2012. Stitt appears to be seizing on a sordid political
moment in the United States to advance that cause.

"I don't think Oklahomans want to use their tax dollars to
indoctrinate kids," Stitt told reporters on Friday about his decision
to veto the bill. "Some of the stuff that they’re showing just overly
sexualizes our kids.”

Here, Stitt seems to be winking at Republicans’ crusade against
so-called groomers with his criticism of PBS, much like Florida Gov.
Ron DeSantis is targeting Disney to push his anti-LGBTQ agenda.

Tulsa World on Friday laid out the Stitt administration’s issues with
PBS, and they’re just as bigoted as one might imagine.

``To back up Stitt’s claims, a spokeswoman for the governor sent the
Tulsa World information showing that OETA promoted LGBTQ-focused Pride
Month programming in recent years. The spokeswoman also shared
information indicating that two animated children’s cartoons —
'Clifford the Big Red Dog' and 'Work It Out Wombats!' — that air on
PBS affiliates have included lesbian characters in some episodes. The
spokeswoman also sent a Fox News article that criticizes a 'PBS
Newshour' segment in which an Indiana couple talked about how
gender-affirming care was beneficial for their daughter.``

First of all, if you watch “Clifford the Big Red Dog” or “Work It Out
Wombats!” and think, “Gee, there’s an awful lot of sexiness going on
here,” that sounds like a personal issue. But fundamentally, Stitt’s
veto is nothing more than anti-LGBTQ government censorship.

And the governor’s cruelty is likely to impact Oklahomans in a major
way. Just last year, Stitt vetoed more than $ 8 million in funding
authorized for the OETA to improve its emergency alerting services,
hampering the agency’s effort to improve a tool it uses to notify
residents — including many in rural areas — of local issues.

Stitt claimed he doesn’t see a reason for public funding to go toward
a broadcast network. And that stance has him at odds with some members
of his own party in the state Legislature.

Multiple Oklahoma Republicans told Tulsa World they support OETA
funding. That includes state Senate Pro Tem Greg Treat, who pointed to
public broadcasting's key role in relaying emergency communications.

According to Tulsa World, the Legislature appears likely to override
the veto, which would require a two-thirds majority in the Oklahoma
House and state Senate.

Ja'han Jones is The ReidOut Blog writer.
(both via Glenn Hauser, Enid, WOR)

** SWAZILAND. 9585, Fri May 5 at 1454, TWR music-box IS, ID in
English, ``broadcasting from -- [Eswatini?]``, 1455 theme music and
opening language. Fair signal, best outside NAm on 31m band. That is,
Malagasy as scheduled.
9585 1453-1525 SaSu SWZ Trans World Radio F MDG
9585 1453-1525 Mo-Fr SWZ Trans World Radio MSY MDG

9585 1455-1525 SWZ TWR Africa Fre Manzini 17
9585 1455-1525 SWZ TWR Africa Mal Manzini 23456

Must be long-path. HFCC shows 100 kW at 64 degrees: 9585 1455 1525
53SE MAN 100 64 0 142 1234567 260323 281023 D 9500 MalFra SWZ TWR TWR

Approx. Great Circle path of the 64 degree beam: across northern
Madagascar, Indian Ocean, Yangon, China, Tokyo, Pacific Ocean,
northern Chile, Porto Alegre -- so not that close to USward.

WRTH 2023 finds this under SOUTH AFRICA, page 650 (Glenn Hauser, OK,

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2188 monitoring: ``From: Richard
Lemke, St. Albert, Alberta, Canada, the desk of Richard’s listening
Post, Radio: JRC NRD-535 HF, Antenna: random long wires in the trees,
Dear Glenn: confirming World of Radio #2188, WRMI:
5850, very noisy, not good, 0130, 0142, 0155 (45433), April 29 [Sat]
9395, 0031, 0045, 0059 (45343), May 2 [Tue]
9395, 0030, 0044, 0059 (45343), May 4 [Thu] (Lemke, Richard -AB)``

WORLD OF RADIO 2189 contents: Afghanistan and non, Antarctica,
(Armenia), Australia, Bolivia, Canada, Colombia, Cuba, Europe,
Germany, India, (Japan), Jordan, Korea North & South, (Lithuania), New
Zealand, Oklahoma, (Oman), Russia, Sudan, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine
non, UAE, UK non, USA, (Uzbekistan), Vanuatu; propagation outlook
(countries mentioned along with others not in order)

WORLD OF RADIO 2189 available from 0135 UT May 5:
(mp3 stream) https://www.w4uvh.net/wor2189.m3u
(mp3 download) https://www.w4uvh.net/wor2189.mp3

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

Confirmed first SWBC, Friday May 5 at 1430-1459 on WRMI 9955, JBA
S3/S5 direct; no jamming audible. Next:

2030 UT Friday IRRS 1323 & 918? & 207?-Italy
0130 UT Saturday WRMI 5850 to NW
0400 UT Saturday WBCQ Radio Angela 5130v to WSW
1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
2230 UT Saturday WRMI 5850 to NW
2230 UT Saturday WRMI 15770 to NE
0030 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to SW
0245vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315; as late as 0457]
2000 UT Sunday IRRS 1323 & 918? & 207?-Italy
0030 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to SW
0300vUT Monday WBCQ Area 51 6160v to WSW
0030 UT Tuesday WRMI 9395 to NNW
2330 UT Tuesday WRMI 9395 to NNW
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0030 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S

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

Like our website, a noncommercial service for which financial
support is appreciated; thanks this week to Jack Amelar, Lowell MI,
for a contribution via PayPal to woradio at yahoo.com - ``To keep
WOR on the air and logs. Overdue donation. TNX for what you do``.

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

** U S A. APRS maps show huge tropo blob over the NW half of TX, much
of OK, and western KS, morning of May 5 but does not dissipate into
the afternoon as you might expect, so I may have more to report than
this into my rooftop antenna cut for RF channel 7 up thru UHF,
permanently aimed SSE toward OKC:

1731 UT: RF 28 briefly decodes as KFDX-DT 3-1 = Wichita Falls TX; also
flashing in very briefly: 3-2 KJBO-DT with a court show from MyTV; a
few minutes later also 3-3 as Laff; 3-4 as ANT with I Dream of Jeannie
at 1740. Rabbitears.info about KJBO: yes, it is on 3-2, but also
originally KJBO-LD on 35-1 & 35-1, unseen.

BAD signals only into the STB:
At 1731, 20, 21, 22, 26.
At 1747, 10, 20, 22.
At 1855, 10, 11, 21, 22, 26, 34.

At 1825, RF 20 decodes quickly as KQCW-HD, 19-1: Muskogee OK, CW
At 1855, RF 31 as 3-1 OETA, i.e. KOET Eufaula, and 20 KQCW again.
(Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9518 USB, May 5 at 0627, 2-way in Spanish (Glenn Hauser,

This report dispatched at 1944 UT May 5


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