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Glenn Hauser logs August 26, 2020  View Printable Version 
Wednesday, August 26 2020

Hauser
** CHINA. CNR1 jammer survey, August 26 at 1414: none in 15s, 14s, 13s
nor any higher than 12190, S4-S6; skipping 25m inband; 11440 S4-S6;
11100 S5-S7; skipping 31m inband; 9155 S7-S9 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 13740, Aug 26 at 1411, RHC S9+20 but JBM during `Sonido
Cubano` music, while // 13700 is only S9+10 but fully modulated.
Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** EAST TURKISTAN. 13710, Aug 26 at 1411, M&W conversation in American
English, which means it must be CRI: yes, scheduled this hour only via
Kashgar, land of ChiCom persecuting Uighurs. I was expecting Sa`udi
Arabia but that`s not till later, q.v. (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** FRANCE. 5970, Aug 26 at 1516, via UTwente SDR, marine weather in
French by OM, keeps talking about whiskey --- those sailors! British
DX Clubbers, who don`t need a remote, first reported this yesterday,
for another Atlantic yacht race, HFCC-registered ``for new
organisation`` at 1500-1600 on this and four other ISSoudun
frequencies, 6105, 13730, 15300 and 17800, but no signals there.
Available for entire A-20 season, mixture of 225, 255 and 250 degrees
and 100 or 250 kW, but 5970 is 255 degrees at 250 kW, to CIRAFs 27SW &
37NW which basically means the Bay of Biscay between France and Spain;
unneeded 17800 would go as far as CIRAF 81S = middle of North
Atlantic, into 11 = Caribbean.

Recheck at 1522, now marine weather by YL in English with considerable
French accent; SW and NW direxions are clarified by fonetix including
whiskey. 1524, ``that`s all for the weather`` and says will be no
broadcast tomorrow as most should have arrived at destination by then,
Azores? and ``Mission: Impossible`` theme. 1525.4 to dead air until
off at 1530.1*. However there is a trace of some other talk
modulation, QRM or Issoudun leakage? BBC Pashto via Oman is also sked,
but don`t hear it after ISS off. It seems the current race is only
along the coast of France; Azores curtailed:
http://lessables-lesacores.geovoile.com/2020/tracker/

https://www.classemini.com/course-fr-les-sables---les-acores-en-baie-de-morlaix-1.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** ITALY [non]. 7290, Wed Aug 26 at 1801, IRRS via Bulgaria via
UTwente, `Feature Story News` headlines, *then* 1802 IRRS Aïda theme
and sign-on, into `Life Matters`, anti-abortion show from California.
But also dealing the George Floyd case and BLM; somehow connecting the
murderous officer`s name to chauvinism and the godless French
Revolution. This is under the European Gospel Radio subset rather than
NEXUS-IBA or IPAR. Usual heavy splash from both 7280 and 7290 and the
warbling from 7291 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** KIRITIMATI. 846 kHz, Aug 26 at 0636 UT, JBA carrier from presumed
R. Kiribati, quite a regular now, and should be pullable well further
north and east of here. I don`t expect to get any audio, and for some
DXers that means they don`t care just to detect the carrier, no matter
how certain and obvious it may be (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SAUDI ARABIA. 13710.014, Aug 26 at 1501, SBC Qur`an service has
taken over from CRI East Turkistan, q.v. Aoki shows the handover at
1457 as if closely coördinated despite SA no longer active in HFCC. By
1519 I check it via UTwente SDR, where there is an excellent S9+40
local-quality signal on AMSynch matching my measurement, and wideband
9 kHz does it justice. I keep the incomprehensible classical Arabic
beautiful music with lite reverb, artificially applied? Or really from
inside a mosque? going in background past 1715; occasional
interruptions for ID or brief spoken sermonizing like 1645-1648; and
longer talk-only after 1650; still Qur`aning at 1740 recheck; off at
1759, scheduled until 1757*. All violating Separation of Mosque and
State, ha2 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SPAIN. Re previous report of birdsong show on REE, 9690: later
found it in podcast archive from original broadcast last March under
title ``Las aves``:

``Radio 5 En clave de 5 --- Sábados a las 21.05 horas. En Radio
Exterior miércoles a las 11.05 UTC [NOT when I heard it]

En clave de 5 - Las aves - 21/03/20 21 mar 2020

Desde el comienzo de los tiempos el canto de las aves ha inspirado a
los compositores. Escucharemos ejemplos de Janequin, Rameau,
Rautaavara, Saint-Saëns, Messiaen y otros.

https://www.rtve.es/alacarta/audios/en-clave-de-5/2105-clave-cinco-140320-aves-2020-03-20t11-39-39197/5542672/
reproducir audio`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 400-MCW kHz, Aug 26 at 0648 UT, ND beacon AHQ, which is 25
watts from Wahoo, Nebraska.

417-MCW kHz, Aug 26 at 0651 UT, ND beacon IY, 25 watts from Charles
City, Iowa (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2048 monitoring, Next:
2100+UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5850 to NW [NEW][System F sked adds 5010 to S]

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

Thanks for financial support from Samuel Sánchez, podcast
listener, for a contribution via PayPal to woradio at yahoo.com
- not necessarily in US funds as PP will convert

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

** U S A. 4840, Aug 26 at 0632, this WWCR is S9+30 of dead air. 3215
with perpetual #1 squealing is S9+10/20 of BS.

5890 is also S9+10/20 but with double audio! BS plus some other talk
slightly lower, or seems so because BS is always screaming, maybe what
is supposed to be on 4840? Soon a Silver Solutions ad for ingesting
metal, not a good idea. Then resuming talkshow, name sounds like
Bosent Mopela?? But 0635 stops, leaving BS audio only. NO, program
sked shows after 0600 weekdays, TOMBS is supposed to be on all three.
Maybe intruder was from 1300 WNQM (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** VANUATU. 11835, Aug 26 at 0625, Radio Vanuatu 3 x 3945 back to
normal, music at S3-S5; while 2 x = 7890 is S4-S5 but JBA (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 710.4, Aug 26 at 0637 UT, het upon the 710.0 stations,
not 711! So not Morocco, getting too late anyway for that. It`s strong
enough to DF on the hand-held altazimuth wrist-mounted DX-398 as
slightly clockwise from E-W, like 100/280 degrees which isn`t SE
enough for Cuba and not NE enough for Eurafrica, so likely an
off-frequency domestic, and certainly neither of my closest dominants,
KGNC and KCMO. So what else is near that axis? KFIA Carmichael CA, U4
25000/1000 i.e. Sacramento; WNTM Mobile AL, U2 1000/1000; two in GA,
one in SC, which cannot be ruled out despite being daytimers. Locals
near these areas please check for offfrequenciness; apparently
intermittent, as not audible a bit later at 0651 (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

This report dispatched at 1820 UT August 26

 

Glenn Hauser logs August 26, 2020  View Printable Version 
Wednesday, August 26 2020

Hauser

** ITALY [non]. 7290, Correxion: splash from 7280 & 7300, not 7290; fixed:

Usual heavy splash from both 7280 and 7300 and the
warbling from 7291 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)



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Glenn Hauser logs August 25-26, 2020  View Printable Version 
Wednesday, August 26 2020

Hauser
** CHINA. CNR1 jammer survey, August 25 at 1354-1400*: none in 16s;
15165 good; none 14s; 13835 JBA; 12230, 12190, 11460 JBA carriers;
11440 Chinese S3-S8; 11170, 11150, 11120, 11100 JBA carriers; 11070
reached just in time for 1400* timesignal (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CHINA. CNR1 jammer survey, Aug 25 at 2354: 14980, JBA probably
Chinese with Doppler flutter; no others in the 15s, 14s, 13s or 12s
until 2400 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** MADAGASCAR. 6135, Aug 25 at 0408, Maine SDR is getting a weak S4-S5
signal singing, presumed RNM; no het from another just below, like
Brasil (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SPAIN. 9690, UT Wed Aug 26 at 0006, REE is S9+25/35 with bird
calls, then morphing into mixing with unfamiliar orchestral piece,
announcement soon as subject ``canciones de pájaros en la música
clásica``, then 0010 excerpt of Ottorino Respighi`s ``Pines of Rome``
with song of nightingale [ruiseñor]. REE may be deficient in English
but certainly provides some excellent programming in Castilian. Via
WOR Hitlist, program sked at
https://www.rtve.es/radio/radio-exterior/programacion/
shows 0130-0230 UT Wednesday is: `En Clave de 5`. What? The sked
labels the times UTC but they are really UT+2! So axually 2330 UT
Tuesday to 0030 UT Wednesday; also on 11940. Each program has an
individual hotlink but not this one, rather back to a generic page!
But I finally find it among huge roster of programas,
https://www.rtve.es/alacarta/audios/en-clave-de-5/
with 199 podcasts, but not latest episode originally last Saturday is
something else; maybe a repeat from long ago but searching the entire
file does not find it. The title means ``In the Key of 5``, referring
to the Radio 5 network (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 9830, Aug 25 at 2244, VOT is on today with Turkish music
fill reading S9-S7, but much weaker than 9690 Spain (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** U S A. 1130, Aug 25 at 1521 UT, now there is an S9+10 carrier here
on the R75 and longwire, but just barely modulated; as KLEY Wellington
KS is attempting a comeback after yesterday`s JBA when I was mobile
north of Enid. Circa 1830 I`m back in the car inside Enid hearing a
trace of something --- on that radio it`s hard to tell if an open
carrier is involved, no strength meter. At 2128 again on the R75 like
earlier, S9 and JBM vs noise level of S8. By 2312 on the NRD-545, KWKH
sportstalk is propagating but with a fast SAH maybe remnant of KLEY.
BTW, correcting previous report: that`s ``Wheat capital`` of the
world, not ``what capitol``! (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** VANUATU. 11835, circa 0600 UT Aug 25, no signal at all from R.
Vanuatu x 3, apparently off --- or intermittent per other reports:

``Aug 25 - From 0355+ (last checked 0550), had no signal from R.
Vanuatu (harmonic 11835); only CNR2 being heard. Very unusual for RV
to be off the air; there are no weather issues there. Ron California``

``Fair signal of Radio Vanuatu on 3rd harmonic 11835 kHz at 0645 UTC,
but around 0655 only CNR-2 being heard. Fair signal on 2nd harmonic
7890 kHz at 0700 and poor signal on 3945 at same time via SDR
Brisbane`` - Ivo Ivanov, Aug 25 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 7348-CW, Aug 25 at 0607, too fast CW for me to copy
much, but starts with VVV and ends with K; no DE after VVV but maybe
later inside repeating marker. Then goes into a non-marker contact
including a lot of numbers. Recent UDXF iog logs of this frequency as
FEMA ALE/USB from places such as Denver, Kansas City, Thomasville GA,
Maine, Maryland, by patrice privat earlier around 0400 (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0202 UT August 26

 

Glenn Hauser logs August 24-25, 2020  View Printable Version 
Tuesday, August 25 2020

Hauser
** BRAZIL. I soon published a correxion but at least two editors
ignored it and published the original error. Correct frequency was
5939.506, while 5939.806 was a typo (or misreading my scribbled
original log note). So here it is AGAIN. Please publish it correctly.
Glenn

5939.506, Aug 11 at 0635, JBA carrier in 5935 WWCR splash, but no
problem from 5945 NZ, no doubt also RVM, always off-frequency (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR) BTW, Wolfgang Bueschel has just remeasured this at
5939.507, Aug 24 at 2338

** CUBA. 5055, Aug 25 at 0048, Rebelde/RHC leapfrog mixing product
again of 5025 over 5040 another 15 kHz, S3-S6, but no reverse on 5010
leaving WRMI in the clear. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 4765, Aug 25 at 0057, R. Progreso is OFF again, rather than
normal start at 0030. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** MADAGASCAR. ``Hi Ron, Today at 1404 I had JBA talk on 6135 as 49m
is almost faded out here except for 6170 NZ. Could this 6135 today be
anything but Madagascar long path? I thought maybe you would have
checked today as I have not yet gone thru all recent or new reports
about this. Glenn`` to Ron Howard, Aug 24.

``Hi Glenn, Was not at the beach this morning, but I'm very confident
you were in fact hearing Madagascar, because recently they have been
having very decent reception on 6135, about 1330+. Here is a typical
recent reception of their African music/singing -
http://bit.ly/2EmlyoO
Ron, California``

Also in the NASWA Flashsheet, Ralphus W Perry, IL, reports Mad on
6135.01 Aug 23 at 0408 with ``unmistakable chanting``, 0410 Christian
hymn on Sunday; vs presumed Brasil on 6134.82 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SRI LANKA. 11905, Aug 25 at 0057, S Asian song, S1-S3 and fluttery
on near-transpolar path, very brief announcement and off at 0058* as
SLBC is now scheduled (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2048 monitoring: confirmed Monday
August 24 from 1800:47 on IRRS, 7290 via Bulgaria, S9+25; tuned in
earlier via UTwente at 1745, Iran still on; retune 1758 I think the
IRRS carrier has just cut on, and a few sex before 1759 cuts on music
modulation but with heavy pumping, slow SAH from another carrier maybe
still Iran but fortunately no mod from it. RTTYish warble from 7291 as
always, and rough IRRS mod, some plus/minus 10 splash. Just before
1800 IRRS sign-on with deleted? Milano PO box, Feature Story News
headlines before WOR starts. Spot-checked every 5 minutes or so on my
recording finds it intact, no more pumping, but ending just before
1830, my closing cut off after ``standa --- [rdisclaimer]``. My editor
is leaving a second or two of dead air at end of file, which worx on
WRMI to prevent overlap, but not enough for IRRS.

Also confirmed UT Tue Aug 25 at 0100 on WRMI 7780, poor S6-S8 direct
and somewhat undermodulated but improving.

Also confirmed UT Tue Aug 25 at 0330, brand-new time on WRMI 5800,
good S7-S9 to Maine SDR, altho aimed SSE.

Next:
2100+UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5850 to NW [NEW][System F sked adds 5010 to S]

Good but unfortunately this means the best broadcast across USA on
5850 will be the last airing of the week rather than the first, as I
am not inclined to change my produxion schedule to earlier than
Thursday afternoons.

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

Thanks for financial support from Samuel Sánchez, podcast
listener, for a contribution via PayPal to woradio at yahoo.com
- not necessarily in US funds as PP will convert

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

** U S A. 5800, UT Tue Aug 25 at 0230, WRMI amid a Spanish DX program
about Guyana rejecting VOA MW relay to Venezuela, not sure what but is
// 7780 where RAE is scheduled on System D. This matches last night
when WOR 7780 at 0230 also appeared on 5800. But the System H sked
still has a gap at 0230-0300 daily for 5800 or any other frequency it
might employ. The 0300-0400 block on System H 5800 is also empty on UT
Fri-Sat-Sun-Mon, where we already discovered Radio República has just
been inserted --- but keeping it a secret? To stave off jamming sure
to follow eventually (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 7505, Aug 25 at 0129, WRNO is still off, surprise2 (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. UT Aug 25 at 0115 UT, as the Republican national
``convention`` is underway, at least on TV, I make a quick sweep
across the MW band while some woman is talking as if in a venue, and
hear her only on these major signals: 750 WSB Atlanta, 1170 KFAQ
Tulsa, 1510 WLAC Nashville. Otherwise most of them continue with silly
ballgames or their own far-right talk. Ho, hum. [I did not do any such
survey last week Democratically]. (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 1420, Aug 25 around 0105 UT, Mexican music mixing [Mexmxmix]
with English weather sounds like ``KWTE first forecast``, the two
making a medium SAH. No fuzzily-similar call listed on 1420, but so
many radio stations rely on TV stations for weather, and the
closest-fuzzy TV rhyme to that is KWTV right here in OK, which would
correlate with nearest, Hobart OK, KTJS on 1420. Checking the KTJS+
cluster website
http://www.foxradiook.com/
there is no indication of wx source, but there is a link to KWTV9 for
news; so that all seems circumstantially likely. Soon there`s Sean
which would be a third station, not country KTJS.

1420 Spanish loops more E/W than N/S so probably Unitedstatesian. At
0107 UT, automated wrong TC for ``Las 8 de la noche con 6 minutos``,
so that narrows it down to CDT. Then 0109, ``no se equivoque --- La
Zeta`` which is the slogan of KBHS Hot Springs AR, 5000/87 watts ND.
Oh2, official sunset there in August was 0100 UT! Sept: 0015 UT (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

TIPS FOR RATIONAL LIVING

REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER, Friday night satire on HBO, you may think
you have to pay for a subscription, but segments soon show up free on
YouTube. Once you go to one, YT will of course bring up more, plus
related content like THIS WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER, etc., e.g.:

Bill Maher is Q
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YfJq1K20YZg
(via gh)

This report dispatched at 0344 UT August 25

 

Glenn Hauser logs August 23-24, 2020  View Printable Version 
Monday, August 24 2020

Hauser
** CHINA. CNR1 jammer survey Aug 24 at 1410, after most of them have
quit at 1400*: none in the 16s, 14s, 13s or 12s, but 15110 good and
confirmed as such by // 10820 at 1454 an echo apart. Meanwhile only
ones detected at 1410 are 11460 JBA carrier, 10870, and at S2-S4,
10820; none in the 11s or 9s either (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 7310-7385, Aug 24 at 0600, jammming bleed over this entire
range from the combined heavy noise centered on 7335 and 7365 which is
completely unnecessary with Radio Martí totally off the air after
0400! Something`s always wrong at DentroCuban Jamming Command (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** KIRITIMATI. 846 kHz, Aug 24 at 0629, the only 9-kHz JBA carrier is
here, presumed R. Kiribati, an hour really too late for Eurafrica even
if propagable before, yet too early for further Pacificans --- well,
almost, just after sunset in wintry NZ (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. Replying to my report of missing VOT `Letterbox` the past
two weeks, Alan Roe, UK, says, ``Glenn - the "Letterbox" programme of
12/15 Aug was, I think, a repeat of the previous week's edition, and
there was no "Letterbox" programme on 19/22 Aug --- so you haven't
missed anything! Hopefully there'll be a new edition this coming
week. Alan Roe, Teddington, UK.``

And Hansjoerg Biener, Germany, says, ``According to information
received from the German service earlier this month, the Voice of
Turkey is still operating in a covid19 mode. It is said that only one
technician is in the studio building at a time taking up all
responsibilities. During the German broadcast, only one member is
present taking care of the news segment and some bureau work. Other
parts of the programmes are repeats. The mailbag is cancelled for the
time being. The producers are expected to leave the building after the
broadcast. One might think that the situation at the transmitter site
is similar which would explain the additional scheduling errors
observed by others short wave listeners (Dr Hansjoerg Biener 24 August
2020)`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 13565-CW, Aug 24 at 1408, JBA IDs only from HIFER beacon
K6FRC in Patterson CA. I check for this almost every morning, nor do I
anymore hear anyothers in the 13550-13570 ISM band, but K6FRC last
logged June 9, tho I did hear the 10-watt, 10-meter K6FRC/B on 28300
from Tracy on July 28; and July 2 when I see I typoed the frequency to
29300! The one on 13565 is notable whenever heard with publicized
power of only *1.8 milliwatts*! And I never hear it any other time of
day so can only wonder whether it`s always on or not (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

** U S A. Correxion: 2210 and 2200 UT, not 2310 & 2300! I can`t wait
to resume standard time? Fixed:

``WORLD OF RADIO 2048 monitoring: confirmed first WRMI airing, Friday
August 21 at 2210 the 2200 on 9955, good into BSR-1 caradio on a
non-DXpedition a few statute miles north of Enid; no jamming
audible.``

Confirmed UT Monday August 24 at 0030 on WRMI 7730, VG direct --- but
0054 recheck, the transmitter is off! Unknown for how long.

Also confirmed UT Mon Aug 24 at 0130 & 0230 on WRMI 7780, VG S9+20 at
UTwente; also WRN webcast at 0130.

Also confirmed UT Mon Aug 24 ending at 0258 on WRMI 7780 after tip
from Walt Salmaniw, BC: ``I did note WOR on 5800 at 02:53 tune-in at
excellent level. 73, Walt`` --- surprise! the 0230-0300 block on 5800
is blank, unaccounted for all days of week on WRMI skedgrid. So
replaces 0300 UT Sun on 5800? Hope it stix. More change info below.

Also confirmed UT Mon Aug 24 from 0259.6 on Area 51 via WBCQ 5130,
S8-S9 at a Rochester NY KiwiSDR. BUT cuts off the air for 2 minutes as
I am listening, 0311*-*0313.

Also confirmed UT Mon Aug 24 at 0330 on WRMI 9955, unusually inaudible
where it`s aimed, at TWR Bonaire SDR, but S5-S7 at Rochester; 0338
check here, S7 to S9+10 but keeps fading down further to at least
S5.

Meanwhile, Jeff White replied to my request for some new times:
``Glenn: WOR 0130 UTC Thursday 5850 and 0330 UTC Tuesday on 5800,
effective immediately. Jeff``. So adding those to NEXTs:

1800vUT Monday IRRS 7290 Bulgaria to WNW, 594-Italy
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
0330 UT Tuesday WRMI 5800 to SSE [NEW]
2100+UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5850 to NW [NEW]

Good but unfortunately this means the best broadcast across USA on
5850 will be the last airing of the week rather than the first, as I
am not inclined to change my produxion schedule to earlier than
Thursday afternoons.

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

Thanks for financial support from Samuel Sánchez, podcast
listener, for a contribution via PayPal to woradio at yahoo.com
- not necessarily in US funds as PP will convert

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

** U S A. Minor DX-pedition to 35 km north of Enid on US 81 to carry
out AM & FM bandscans on caradio, Sunday afternoon Aug 23 from 2140
to 2215 UT:

750, at 2140 no KMMJ Grand Island NE, apparently still temporarily off
by STA pending sale. Has unusual L3 license, i.e. almost daytime,
direxional tangent west with 10.5 kW, but used to be JBA here; and
neighbor 880 KRVN is always audible daytime tnx to the Ogallala
Aquifer. However at 2208 I can detect a slow SAH of 64/min, slightly
over 1 Hz apart. The only others nearby are KSEO Durant OK, 220 watt
daytimer on the other side of the state, very difficult here; and KBNN
Lebanon, center of MO, 5 kW ND daytimer which I have heard several
times; unless KMMJ really be on but QRP like 1130 KLEY (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

1130, Aug 23 at 2142, I expect silence as KLEY Wellington KS, just
across from OK, has not been heard at Enid HQ for months, after
transmitter troubles, and suspected off for good. But now I have JBA
music, certainly not sportive KWKH Shreveport, which despite 50 kW ND
daytime does not reach this far some 500 km by groundwave. We drive a
few km further north, to about a km south of the US 64/60/81
intersexion, helpfully away from some powerlines, and hear at 2154 a
partial ID of ``point 3`` and rock song playing just past 2200; 2201,
``KLEY 1130 AM and --- 100.3 FM --- wellington.net -- The home of ---
sports, what capitol of the world``. [Enid disputes that!]

This is still a really tiny signal, vs many other further loud Kansans
like 1150 KSAL, 1280 KSOK. KLEY is licensed for 250 watts day, ONE
WATT night, and I can easily believe this *is* that one watt if not
whatever the exciter may rate. Their 100.3 FM translator, really
K262CQ, ``The Wave`` is what counts, and this much ittybitty AM to
simulcast keeps it legal. Anyway this makes KLEY 1130 quite a DX
target further away since I can`t even hear it inside Enid.

OTOH, note my report from 2019y: ``1130, Sept 20 at 1853 UT check,
KLEY Wellington KS is OFF again. Still off at 1705 UT check Sept 21.
It had been on since August 26 after a long hiatus since at least May
3`` --- another scenario is that it really has been totally off and
just barely turned back on now to keep its license before a full year
be elapsed. I had never heard it since then.

1157 & 1183, at 2203, IBOC noise is definitely ON from 1170 KFAQ Tulsa
at this time, blocking anything possible on 1160 & 1180.

1370, still no trace of KGNO Dodge City KS at 2205, which I have not
been able to detect in years, day or night, 5000/230 watts, and
suspect OFF but it continues to be listed as if active. It would be
nice if we had someone in Dodge to try to hear it, maybe QRP too? It
used to be easy to Enid at least SR/SS. I check 1370 whenever I am N/W
of Enid.

1440, gospel huxter in English, VP at 2205, must be KEXB University
Park (Metroplex) TX in its latest incarnation, Relevant Radio, barely
making it here with 50 kW daytime this high in band, not Topeka.

On FM, not much of interest and am running out of time, but:

105.7, at 2214 ``Classic Hits 105.7``, adstring and rock music --- and
same stuff on 106.1! but with one radio can`t tell whether
synchronized. 105.7 is 50/50 kW KRDR Alva, while 106.1 is weaker with
CCI from something else. Nearest ``classic hits`` format if not slogan
on 106.1 in WTFDA DB is 60/60 kW KYVZ Atwood KS, way up in the NW
corner beyond Colby. But 100 kW KXKU Lyons KS is closer, in between.
Other possible 106.1s in OK are KBZI 50/50 kW in Mooreland west of
here almost Woodward, with ``80s hits`` -- close enough to classic by
now? and KTGK 100/100 kW Owasso almost Tulsa, country (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

** U S A. `Feminine Fusion` is an excellent show I have been following
on KUCO OKC 90.1 or webcast, Sundays at 2100-2200 UT -- usually a few
minutes late due to preceding programs overrunning. About classical
music composed or performed by women. I haven`t found an affiliate
list for it and it`s totally missing from publicradiofan.com --- which
I fear is not being updated, but it`s so huge that that would be a
full-time job? Searching out I have found a few other stations
carrying FF on Saturdays or Sundays including this one in
Philadelphia, UT Mondays 0200 in case we miss it on KUCO:
https://www.wrti.org/programs/feminine-fusion
Also WIAA and WXXI. More about it from the distributor:
https://exchange.prx.org/series/38388-feminine-fusion
where it seems you may listen to any of 100+ episodes. The KUCO
scheduling clashes with another all?-feminine show, `Marion`s Attic`
on WBCQ, and I bet neither program realizes that (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6135, Aug 24 at 1404, JBA talk as the 49mb is almost
outfaded here except for 6170 NZ; could this be anything but
MADAGASCAR long-path? I`ve asked Ron Howard (Glenn Hauser, OK WOR)

This report dispatched at 1700 UT August 24

 

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