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Glenn Hauser logs June 7-8, 2018  View Printable Version 
Friday, June 08 2018

Logs
DX/SWL/MEDIA PROGRAMS UPDATED:
http://www.worldofradio.com/dxpgms.html

** CUBA. 6000, June 7 at 0602, this RHC English frequency is AWOL tonight, still on 6060 VG, 6100 JBM, 6165 good but with squeal. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13740, June 7 at 1446, CRI English relay is undermodulated, with crackle; wiggle that patchcord? Carrier is also wobbly and squealing. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, oK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13502, 13568, 13634, 13766, 13832, 13898, June 8 at 1335, RHC resumes extremely distorted spurblobbing out of 13700 transmitter, more or less FM mode, clearest on 13766, at approx. 66 kHz intervals (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND. 5980, June 8 at 1301, no signal from RNZP/RNZI, nor on 7425 which should have just closed, nor on alternate 6170, nor found anywhere in the 6, 7 or 9 MHz bands. Another abrupt frequency change? Apparently just late, as by 1333 there is a VP signal on 5980, presumably this, and still on their schedule (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA. 7255-, June 8 at 0551, VON is on early again with music, prÃlude? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 7470, June 8 at 0536 tune-in, JBA signal, a trace I think of YHWH voice, but then cuts off. Others report that it had been intermittent tonight (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ROMANIA. 15670, June 7 at 2153, VP song at S1-S3, RRI Spanish hour concluding as in Aoki/NDXC, but strangely, HFCC does not show it, just the previous Spanish at 19-20 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1933 monitoring: not confirmed Thursday June 7 at 2330 on WBCQ 9330v, rather BS continues. So our winning streak of June 5-6 is over already; all I can do is keep the 2330 airings on the sked as maybes. Next:
Fri 2330 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Sat 0629 HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1431 HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1930v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2130 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe, or 2330?]
Sat 2300 WRMI 7780 to NE
Sun 0200 WRMI 7780 to NE
Sun 0310v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1030 HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW
Sun 1900 WRMI 9395 to NNW
Sun 2330 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Mon 0130.5 WRMI 5850 to NW, 7780 to NE
Mon 0300v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 0400 WRMI webcast only, non-direxional
Mon 2330 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030 WRMI 7780 to NE, 5950 to WNW [or #1934?]
Tue 2130 WRMI 7780 to NE, 5950 to WNW [or #1934?]

Full schedule for WOR on all outlets, not just SW; podcast linx:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9455, June 7 at 0553, no signal from secret low-power WRMI 24 hour transmission any more; nor at further chex: June 7 at 1440 (when 9395 is only S5, VP), and at 2146; June 8 at 0524, 1405.

Instead, 9455 now appears on the skedgrid as XMTR 8 at 355 degrees (ex-285, now same as 9395, so should have identical strength), at 0000-0400 UT only, with Oldies --- except for a breakaway UT Thursday 0100-0300 for Hal Turner, who has added WRMI as a simulcast to WBCQ 7490v. Peter Hanson confirms this on 9455, UT Thursday June 7, altho I have not heard it. The skedgrid is confusing, labeling ``System L`` programming as EDT while it is obviously UT as in the transmission sked atop, resulting in showing the wrong day of week for Turner (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1130, June 7 at 2157 UT, KLEY Wellington KS carrier is not cutting off, but the rapid clix are still being heard (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1721 UT June 8
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Glenn Hauser logs June 6, 2018  View Printable Version 
Thursday, June 07 2018

Logs
** CUBA. June 6 at 1314, all over the 13 MHz band I am getting extreme noise distortion, without specific peaks or readable audio, apparently out of the 13700 RHC transmitter worse than ever. Cleared up at 1409 recheck. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** JAPAN. 7355, June 6 at 1110 fair S9 signal in Russian. Thought it might be KNLS which has English before and after this hour on 7355, but EiBi shows 1100-1130 is NHK from Yamata (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1933 monitoring. Confirmed at 1050 June 6 the Wednesday 1030 on WRMI 5950, fair S9 but vs local hi line noise level plaguing me lately. (Compared to other WRMIs at 1059+: 9395 BS is S9+10/20; 9455 secret Oldies is S9 with `Heartache` past 1100 with no ID break, but seguÃ.) Also confirmed Wednesday June 6 at 2100 on WRMI 9955, very poor; and on WBCQ 7490, JBA. Also confirmed! For the second day in a row, Wed June 6 at 2330 on WBCQ, 9330v. So Next:
Thu 2330 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Fri 2330 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Sat 0629 HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1431 HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1930v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2130 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe, or 2330?]
Sat 2300 WRMI 7780 to NE
Sun 0200 WRMI 7780 to NE
Sun 0310v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1030 HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW
Sun 1900 WRMI 9395 to NNW
Sun 2330 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Mon 0130.5 WRMI 5850 to NW, 7780 to NE
Mon 0300v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 0400 WRMI webcast only, non-direxional
Mon 2330 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030 WRMI 7780 to NE, 5950 to WNW [or #1934?]
Tue 2130 WRMI 7780 to NE, 5950 to WNW [or #1934?]

Full schedule for WOR on all outlets, not just SW; podcast linx:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Another big sporadic E opening, so June 6 at 0230 UT I go hunting with the DX-398, but only come up with some nearby usually inaudible KS stations, a minor tropo lift, despite none predicted in this area by Hepburn:

92.9, June 6 at 0233 UT, having found nothing unusual below 92 MHz, here`s a bigsig in Spanish mentioning Atlanta --- strong enough to tell there is no RDS and not even any stereo (strangely, the WTFDA database does not show which stations are in mono, or left-channel only). Suspiciously, it`s just too steady to be Es; at 0237 adstring including andresguzman.com which leads to a rather sparse blog; and ID as ``La Mexicana, 101.5 y 92.9``, ad for Abogado TomÃs with an 877 number, and finally Dodge City MÃdical CÃnter, back to a call-in show for financial advice. So it`s only KMML, licensed to CimarrÃn KS, 32 kW H&V, 186 m, and // KSMM 101.5. CimarrÃn is west of DC on US 50/400 toward Garden City, distance 270 km = 168 miles. Understation on 92.9, ``The Drive`` is merely KBEZ Tulsa, slogan a new one on me.

93.5, June 6 at 0235 UT, poor signal but Ness City mentioned in ad --- which is north of Dodge. Closest station is KKDT Burdett KS, 95/95 kW, 304.8 m HAAT. 248 km = 154 mi.

97.3, June 6 at 0236 UT, ``Country, Q 97``, i.e. another Dodge Citian as traced a few days ago, KKJQ. At 0244 it`s ``Continuous Country Q 97``, contradicted immediately by a Home Depot ad (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 90.5, June 6 at 0247 UT, despite strong local signal, RDS is stuck displaying /ISEFM.CO/, i.e. part of My Praise FM website from KGVV Goltry. Later moves on to ANYTHING / GRANT --- song title by Amy, I guess (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Another big sporadic E opening, June 6 from 1700 UT with better luck on the caradio.

87.7, June 6 at 1726 UT, Spanish music, ``Mega â Latino and proud`` by YL; ad in English mentioning Shaker Heights, another in Spanish, area code 440 which is Circumcleveland OH; ``Ochenta y siete punto siete, Latino and proud`` in Spanglish. Deep fades, in and out for some time, still bits of something at 1858 (by when the real FM station opening has moved on to Virginia, so maybe another Spanish Franken, WDCN-LP Fairfax).

Mega probably really on 87.75 as analog TV channel 6 audio (give or take offset .01 MHz), but caradio won`t tune it exactly and sounds like 87.7 is slightly offtuned --- for this is one of those Franken FMs, a licensed low-power TV station funxioning as a radio station, and who cares what if anything is on the video 4.5 MHz lower? The WTFDA FM Database has a bunch of these if you search on 87.7, including this, official call WLFM-LP, 3 kW horizontal only, HAAT unknown, and agreeing with above slogan. City to City Cleveland to Enid: 1509 km = 938 mi

88.5, June 6 at 1729 UT, classical piano music vs CCI, briefly, none around here, and presumed WYSU Youngstown OH --- A station I often listen to online for its HD2 `Pipedreams` and `With Heart and Voice`, Sundays 17-20 UT. 88.5 is 50/50 kW, 114.7 m HAAT. 1582 km = 983 mi

90.3, June 6 at 1731 UT, `WCPN Ideastream``, 1732 another WCPN promo. It`s also Cleveland OH, 47/47 kW, 155m HAAT, but the `Ideastream` group ID (along with WCLV) is not mentioned in the WTFDA DB. 1509 km = 938 mi

94.9, June 6 at 1750 UT, C&W novelty song, 1752 ``the jock-free workday, log on to 949theoutlaw.com`` Slogan and website really
http://www.949theoutlaw.com/ lead to KOLI Electra TX, 50/50 kW, 150 m HAAT, just west of Wichita Falls, so extended groundwave, not Es at all. 280 km = 174 mi

After lunch at a restaurant where KOSU can barely penetrate, let alone any DX, I resume on the caradio somewheres shady in Enid:

89.5, June 6 at 1859 UT, WHRV Norfolk VA among multi-station ID, after `Here & Now`. So the opening has moved from the North Coast to Tidewater. WHRV is 34/34 kW, 181.7 m HAAT. 1926 km = 1197 mi

Now I`m at home with the DX-398:

91.9, June 6 at 1928 UT, break during `Fresh Air`, CCI. Traffic report concerning the Hampton Roads Bridge, Highway 64, mentions ``HRV`` which apparently refers locally to more than another radio station. Or was it HRB for that bridge? This would be a sibling station to 89.5 WHRV, i.e. WHRE, 4.4/4.4 kW, 118.00 m HAAT, both ``PUBLIC RADIO FOR EASTERN VIRGINIA``, in Eastville, which is on the tip of the Delmarva peninsula dangling down from Maryland, east of Chesapeake Bay. 1952 km = 1213 mi

94.9, June 6 at 1930 UT, CCI including rock/dance music; 1932 & 1943 IDs as ``94.9 The Point``, i.e. WPTW Virginia Beach, 50/50 kW, 152 m HAAT. 1939 OceanBreezeWaterPark.com ad, mentions ``Tidewater``, which is the generic name for SE Virginia coastal area. 1953 km = 1213 mi

(I am especially attentive to 94.9, as it`s the best chance for double-hop from Bermuda, altho the midpoint would be more like central North Carolina. But Bermuda is only 1 kW there, while the strongest station, 10 kW on 89.1, is blocked here by a local translator. Hamilton is 3061 km = 1902 statute miles from Enid, an ideal double-hop distance, 2 x the ideal single hop of 950.)

92.1, June 6 at 1942 UT, ``92.1 The Beat``, tickets to a jazz fest, 757 AC, which = the SE corner of VA; Norfolk traffic center. But there is no 92.1 in this part of VA, so how about NC? Yes: WHBT-FM, Moyock NC, 14.5/14.5 kW, 131.0 m HAAT, 36-37-38, 76-13-07, CLASSIC HIP-HOP, 92.1 THE BEAT. Moyock is just across the border from Norfolk VA, but which state transmits it? The radio-locator map puts the pin definitely on the VA side, near Chesapeake. Its website allies it with Hampton Roads VA, on the further side of Norfolk! https://thebeatva.iheart.com/
Who cares about little Moyock, population 3759? Distance to Moyock is officially 1939 km = 1205 mi. BTW Enid local KAMG-LP continues to be OFF 92.1

92.7, June 6 at 2000 UT, ID? for WBJC? No, it`s an ad for West Virginia Junior College, WVJC, an online school with a jingle, but then mentions Raleigh General Hospital. There is no Raleigh NC on 92.7. Goldsboro is not too far to the SE, but only a 250-watt translator of WSSG 1300, W224DD. Raleigh`s twin city, Durham, does have a 92.7 translator, but it`s only 5 watts, vertical only, of WQDR-FM 94.7, W224DK, why? A bunch of other 92.7s in NC, mostly translators don`t fit any better. (WVJC real call anyway is an 89.1 in Illinois.)

An online school would certainly not be limited to its state of origin, but would probably do more business in adjacent states than faraway ones. Despite mention of Raleigh, maybe this really is in WV? There we have only two 92.7s: WGIT Clarksburg, 0.62/0.62 kW, Froggy Country; and WKQR, Mullens, 6.0/6.0 kW, Kiss. Who knows?

92.9, June 6 at 2002 UT, ads from two stations alternately mixing, one for Colonial Shooting Academy, 227-9130, which chex out to Virginia Beach. So this one is WVBW Suffolk VA, 50/50 kW, 148 m HAAT. CCI from Classic Hits Tulsa, and also sounded like ``KWGH`` but that call does not check out for 92.9 or anyfrequency. (There is WGH-FM, my favorite callsign, in Newport News, but on 97.3) Suffolk is 1900 km = 1181 mi (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0334 UT June 7
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Glenn Hauser logs June 4-5-6, 2018  View Printable Version 
Wednesday, June 06 2018

Logs
** CUBA. 6100, June 5 at 0553, RHC English is JBM, // with increasing modulation levels: < 6000 < 6165 < 6060; and 5040 is already off early. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13660, June 5 at 1354, RHC Spanish is S8-S9 here and nearly 100% readable, despite being a leapfrog mixing product of 13740 over 13700 another 40 kHz lower. That`s because the fundamentals are blasting in: 13700 at S9+30/40, and 13740 at only S9+20/30 accompanied by some squeal. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1933, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EAST TURKISTAN. I asked about the reception disparity between the two CRI French frequencies 17560 and 17650 from Kashgar until 1357*, as parameters in HFCC are identical except for antenna type. And got these replies, first from Peter W. Hanson on the WOR iog:

``Hi Glenn. Not much info on this on the web. In HFCC antenna folder,
216 is listed as AHR(S) 4/4/0.5 ;
288 is listed as AHR(S) 8/4/1.0 ;

AHR(S) which is a type of Fixed Curtain antenna stands for Aperiodic, Horizontal polarization, with Slewing.

Found a web page about Ampegon broadcast antennas: according to them, the bigger the first 2 numbers are, the longer the broadcast range is.

The first number is the number of 1/2 wave elements there are.
The second number is the number of dipoles stacked vertically.
The third number is the height above ground of the lowest dipole antenna measured in wavelengths``

And, FYI from Wolfgang BÃschel:

``ITU Geneve SW antenna type explanation:

2.1 Type 1: Multi band centre/end - fed curtain antenna arrays with
aperiodic screen reflector

Designation: AHR(S) m/n/h, where:

m = number of half-wave dipoles in each horizontal row
n = number of rows spaced half a wavelength apart one above the other
h = height above ground in wavelengths of the bottom row of dipoles

slew angle and the design frequency are notified separately.

Centre-fed dipole array with aperiodic reflector
or
End-fed dipole array with aperiodic reflector

Curtain arrays of co-linear horizontal half wavelength dipoles arranged in a vertical plane in order to reduce the beamwidth of the main lobe and hence increase the directivity of the antenna. Directional patterns are generally obtained by the use of an aperiodic reflector. An periodic reflector is normally a screen consisting of horizontal wires which act as an untuned reflector.

The front-to-back ratio of an aperiodic reflector depends on such factors as: number of wires per wavelength, wire gauge, distance between radiating elements and reflector, and size of reflector. To achieve a front-to-back ratio, which approaches the gain figure of the antenna would require a screen density of about 40 to 50 wires per wavelength for the highest operating band of the antenna.

In practice a number of antennas of this form can be operated over a
maximum of five consecutive broadcasting bands giving an operating frequency range of up to 2:1. This range is limited by the performance of the radiating elements.

Kashgar Shufu 500 kW site:
to three ciraf zones #27 to #29, 2800 to 6000 kms away distance
216
AHR(S)4/4/0.5
these are additional erected ALLISS 'revolving' clones - Made in China at
https://goo.gl/maps/UGNMBDS8v5B2
39 22' 06.89" N 75 42' 46.16" E
3700 meters west of the fixed tall mast curtains at Kashgar 308 degrees
- - - -
to ciraf France zone #27, long range distance signal, 6200 km distance
288
AHR(S)8/4/1.0
these are 6 x curtain antennas at 308 degrees northwesterly star visible tall 8 half-wave dipoles in each horizontal row.
https://goo.gl/maps/kgetsVqbKG12
39 21 40.71 N 75 45 12.12 E
3700 meters easterly of the 3 x Alliss revolving 216 type at Kashgar``
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. While hunting for Es from beyond OK, June 4 at 1918 UT, I run across some local info. 100.1, once a class-A, 3 kW channel, now has a 100 kW in Woodward, KWFX, abutting LPFM in Enid 99.9. One slogan heard, ``covering all the mesas`` which had me thinking of AZ or vicinity, but there are minor mesas between Woodward and Enid. Finally heard local ad with a 580-AC same as Enid.

Circa 1730 UT June 4, on headphones with the DX-398 set to stereo I find two of my locals are modulating left-channel only: 88.3, K202BY, with Family Radio talk; and 94.3 KLGB-LP with gospel rock music. Both still thus early UT June 6, with K202BY also musicking. They`d better hope signal is weak enough for listeners not to break stereo threshold, in which case lacking right is not so obvious. Axually, I`m sure neither station knows nor cares (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SAUDI ARABIA. 11820.04, June 5 from 2205, BSKSA Qur`an with only fair signal, but supplying sufficient soporific singing to soothe my post-produxion nap. At some point there was a very long dead air pause; maybe some visual interlude perceptible only at ÃngstrÃm wavelengths? But chopped off the air in mid-Q at almost 2301*, like an alarum (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1932 monitoring: not confirmed UT Tuesday June 5 at 0048 check the 0030 broadcast on WRMI 7730, since that frequency alone is unusually off the air (all other WRMIs confirmed at widely diverse strengths: 5010, 5850, 5950, 7570, 7780, 9395, 9455, 9955). 7730 still off at 0115; on by 0258.

WORLD OF RADIO 1933 contents: Alaska, Australia, Brasil, Chad non, China, Cuba, Germany, Guatemala, India, Iran, Italy, Japan, Korea North non, Kurdistan non, North America, Oklahoma, Saudi Arabia and non, Sikkim, Somalia, Sudan, Taiwan, Tibet, Uganda non, USA, Vietnam, Zanzibar; and the propagation outlook

WOR 1933 ready for first airing just in time for 2030 Tuesday June 5 on WRMIs: 7780 VP, 5950 JBA carrier. Repeat at 2130: 7780 still VP, 5950 a slightly stronger JBA carrier. 5950 is aimed WNW but absorbed in the daytime. 7780 is aimed NE toward Europe, so I check UTwente SDR: nothing audible at 2030 (while 9395 aimed NNW is detectable); at 2149 there is now a trace of me on 7780. Surely 9 or 11 MHz band (like ex-11580) aimed toward Europe now would do much better into the trans-Atlantic summer Eurevening; as well as up the eastern seaboard.

Just as I had given up on WBCQ 9330, checked anyway Tuesday June 5 at 2330 --- there it is on 9330.104v-AM, the new WOR 1933, good and in the clear without any BS mixing. Affiliates including WBCQ had been notified 2+ hours earlier that 1933 was ready, evidently spurring a boardop to axion; but don`t count on WOR repeating almost every day at 2330 as Allan originally scheduled. Next:

Wed 1030 WRMI 5950 to WNW
Wed 2100 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2100 WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Sat 0629 HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1431 HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1930v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2300 WRMI 7780 to NE
Sun 0200 WRMI 7780 to NE
Sun 0310v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1030 HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW
Sun 1900 WRMI 9395 to NNW
Mon 0130.5 WRMI 5850 to NW, 7780 to NE
Mon 0300v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 0400 WRMI webcast only, non-direxional
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030 WRMI 7780 to NE, 5950 to WNW [or #1934?]
Tue 2130 WRMI 7780 to NE, 5950 to WNW [or #1934?]

Full schedule for WOR on all outlets, not just SW; podcast linx:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17775, June 5 at 1356, KVOH is on early, prÃlude of praise music in Spanish, peaking S9+10 but with some deep fades (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. The 6 meter sporadic E map shows huge openings all across the US, June 4 circa 1700 UT. I tune the lower FM band from my perch on the porch with the DX-398 and PL-880 but no DX detectable on the few semi-clear frequencies. Better luck an hour later on the Nissan caradio, as I finally ID some FM Es DX this year:

90.3, June 4 at 1759 UT, overriding my weak Okie, ``Nevada Public Radio, KNPR`` promo and 11 am timecheck. Looked up later in the WTFDA FM database, there is no NPR NV on 90.3 â KNPR is on 88.9 in Las Vegas NV, but bound to have translators/relays --- but the only NV on 90.3 is K212AM in Carlin etc., 46-watt translator of KCIR 90.7. Could it be taken over by KNPR on a 90.7 output/input?

Let`s look at the NPR coverage map:
https://knpr.org/about/stations-coverage-maps

No 90.7, but there *is* one on 90.3, and it`s extra-Nevadan in St. George UT, KSGU! Where they have to put up with PDT timechex in the MDT zone. And it`s only 2 kW H&V! at 555 m HAAT. So really in Utah? CoÃrdinates 36-50-49 & 113-29-28. The NV/UT border is almost 114 west; but the AZ/UT border is right on the 37th parallel, so site is really in Arizona! 37 N is also the KS/OK border. St George itself is 1400 km = 870 miles to Enid. What else?

92.7, June 4 at 1815 UT, Spanish, 800 number, California gas prices, 1817 ad with 702 area code, 1818 ad address on West Sahara; 1820 Goodwill PSA, all in Spanish. For a moment it sounded like there was a second SS station. This one is obviously Las Vegas NV. O yes, I`ve DXed this before, la emisora doble, per WTFDA FM Database:

KRRN 92.7 MOAPA VALLEY NV 100.0 kW horizontal only, 587 m HAAT, 36-36-04, 114-35-06 Spanish REGIONAL MEXICAN RADIO LA SUAVECITA --- and a co-channel relay/booster in Las Vegas proper, 92.7 KRRN-FM2, 20.0 kW H&V, HAAT unknown, at 36-20-00, 115-21-41. Moapa is on I-15 NE of LV almost halfway to St. George UT. If it`s Moapa Valley, 1483 km = 922 st mi to Enid.

93.1, June 4 at 1801, Las Vegas, iHeart promo. WTFDA says it`s KYMT, 24/24 kW, 1141 m HAAT, ``93.1 The Mountain``. Licensee is Citicasters, but that appears to be a subsidiary of bankrupt iHeart. Signal surge peak overcomes fringe My 93-1, 100 kW KHMY Pratt KS. 1547 km = 961 st mi LV to Enid.

94.1, June 4 at 1914 UT, ``Mix 94`` partial non-ID: got to be KMXB, Henderson NV, 100/100 kW, 354 m HAAT. Mix 94.1 slogans also apply to stations in OH, NH --- and Amarillo TX. 1535 km = 954 statute miles Henderson to Enid, i.e. ideal mean skip distance for FM Es (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0133 UT June 6
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Glenn Hauser logs June 3-4, 2018  View Printable Version 
Monday, June 04 2018

Logs
** BRAZIL. 11780.020, June 4 at 1302, very poor off-frequency, but it`s in Brazuguese, and 1305 ID as ``Nacional da AmazÃnia``. In HFCC you would never know Brazil exists despite being one of the remaining most active SWBC countries; it does list both India and China on 11780 at this hour; various IBB sites are on it 1700/2000, likely source of carriers heard then rather than RNA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6000, June 4 at 0614, now this RHC frequency is the one missing, English remaining on 6060, 6100, 6165. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13660, June 4 at 1310, RHC Spanish is JBA, i.e. leapfrog mixing product of 13740 over 13700 another 40 kHz lower --- and no extremely distorted FM spurblobs all over band today. Major frequency references will not include leapfrogs even tho they are transmitted and certainly exist, as only I? will reveal?

13780, June 4 at 1408, JBA carrier, presumed the reverse leapfrog of 13700 over 13740 another 40 kHz higher. As nothing else is scheduled on 13780. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EAST TURKISTAN. 17560, June 4 at 1355, S9 French with flutter to 1357* during CRI theme. 17650 also with weaker CRI theme and off 1357*. Aoki/NDXC shows both are CRI French via Kashi-Saiba, a.k.a. Kashgar, at 1200-1357. HFCC shows both 500 kW at 308 degrees, so why are they not equal? Difference is a 288 antenna on 17560, and a 216 on 17650. Perhaps someone can explain what those mean (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** UGANDA [non]. 9370, Sunday June 3 at 2055, R. Munansi via WWRB, presumed Luganda talk continues past 2100, but off by 2124 check (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 13564, June 4 at 1307, JBA CW marker, only one letter copied, K. Probably HIFER beacon GNK, Madison WI: yes, clear copy of full ID at 1357 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1932 monitoring: confirmed UT Monday June 4 after 0130 on WRMI, 5850 VG S9+30 but fadey, and 7780 VP. Also confirmed at 0300 UT Mon June 4 on Area 51 webcast, and at 0327 on WBCQ 5129.8v, S9+10 but not overcoming noise level. Also confirmed UT Mon June 4 on WRMI 9955, S9 to S9+10. Also on webcast with repaired good audio, and after ID, repeated immediately at 0400 on WRMI webcast only as 9955 has signed off. Next:
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030 WRMI 7780 to NE, 5950 to WNW [or #1933?]
Tue 2130 WRMI 7780 to NE, 5950 to WNW [or #1933?]

Full schedule for WOR on all outlets, not just SW; podcast linx:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VIETNAM [non]. 9950.00, June 4 at 1359 carrier on, 1400 Radio Free Asia English ID introducing Vietnamese, and theme, S5-S6.

11985.036, June 4 at 1359 carrier on, and also RFA Vietnamese, S5-S6 but sounds weaker.

Both logged for the record as RFA has announced it will be going ``all-digital``, meaning only online, NOT DRM, for Vietnamese service as of June 16. This single hour on SW is all there is now. 9950 is 250 kW from TINIAN, 11985 100 kW from off-frequency-prone SAIPAN, both aimed due west. Ivo Ivanov says both were very weak yesterday in Bulgaria, with fair siren jamming, which I do not hear. But by jamming this, commie Vietnam confirms it is still not ``free`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 5030-, June 4 at 1232, JBA carrier slightly on the low side; intriguing, since no broadcaster is currently known on 5030 at any time --- except HFCC retains registration for 10 kW Malaysian at 2200-1600 from site STA, i.e. it used to be Kuching, Sarawak, long gone. 5030 was also Tonga`s long-gone SW frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 7530-USB, June 4 at 0606, very weak 2-way in unID language, not Spanish (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1652 UT June 4
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Glenn Hauser logs June 2-3, 2018  View Printable Version 
Sunday, June 03 2018

Logs
** ANGUILLA. 11775, June 3 at 1426, PMS of TUN is on CB, as consistently Sundays, while quite sporadic the rest of the week (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6165, June 3 at 0556, RHC in wrong language, Spanish instead of English, and better modulated than the remaining English on 6100, 6060, 6000, 5040 --- where the program repeat cycle is running early, already `This Day in History`, news headlines, and news in detail at 0557. I wonder if whole show was like 59 minutes, thus repeating earlier and earlier, hour by hour? As expected, 5040 is off by 0602, despite having misled listeners to think another hour on it would ensue. Programming out of synch with transmission. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUATEMALA. 4055, June 3 at 0551, Radio Verdad on with hymn at S9, despite absence 5 hours earlier.

Also, Stephen Luce in Houston TX: ``Glenn, regarding your non-log of TGAV: At a check around 0510 UT June 3, Radio Verdad was almost booming into Houston, as strong a signal as I've ever heard from the station. Transmitter at full power or a slight increase? Or just very favorable propagation? Either way, quite surprising. Chiquimula is 1,115 miles from my QTH`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** UGANDA [non]. 9370, Sunday June 3 at 1417, WWRB S9+20 with African music, so much of the time Radio Munansi has bought occupied by this. Much later in the next ~6 hours, they`ll get down to Luganda business. But at 1749, still/again African choral music at S9+10 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. GERMANY, Reception of World of Radio via HLR on 9485 CUSB, June 3
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/06/reception-of-world-of-radio-via-hlr-on.html
1030-1100 9485 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu English Sun, very weak (Ivo Ivanov, Bulgaria, dxldyg via DX LISTENING DIGEST)

Also confirmed Sunday June 3 after 1900 on WRMI 9395, poor. Next:

Mon 0130.5 WRMI 5850 to NW, 7780 to NE
Mon 0300v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 0400 WRMI webcast only
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030 WRMI 7780 to NE, 5950 to WNW [or #1933?]
Tue 2130 WRMI 7780 to NE, 5950 to WNW [or #1933?]

Full schedule for WOR on all outlets, not just SW; podcast linx:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5085, UT Sunday June 3 at 0552, WTWW-2 is back on with that weekly talk show, guest Michael from California looking for Moonies (Lunar life). 0558 host name sounds like Dave Flooie (?), on `Southern Talk at Midnight`. Unlike 168 hours ago when ToH break included commercials, this time filled with songs, ``Good Morning Sunshine`` running past 0600, then another with no ID or ads, modulation cutting off and on. 0607 resumes with phone 615-680-8028, main subject to be chemtrail conspiracies; acknowledges late Art Bell for pioneering such talk radio. 0609 audio suddenly cuts off, dead air; and I turn it off. Is this networked to any other station? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 570, June 2 at 1800 UT on caradio, pronounced SAH of 200/minute, or three-and-one-third Hz, between KLIF Dallas and always-there-by-groundwave understation, WNAX Yankton SD.

Per the MW Offset list at
http://www.mwlist.org/mwoffset.php?khz=570
570 569,9970 USA KLIF (Dallas, TX) 2010-08-29
570 570,00078 USA WNAX (Yankton, SD) 2018-03-22

i.e. KLIF 3 Hz low as of almost 8 years ago, and WNAX recently 0.78 Hz high, so a fairly good match to my measurement. City-to-city distance Yankton-Enid: 722 km = 449 statute miles; from the SE corner, the only SD station making it here on daytime GW (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VATICAN. 15565, June 3 at 1753, S3-S5 in E African language. HFCC confirms it`s VR, SMG, in Amharic this semihour, amid a bunch of African languages with variable azimuths at 1530-1830. 15570 used to be the VR frequency around here, but not any more (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1914 UT June 3
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