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Glenn Hauser logs March 9-10+, 2018  View Printable Version 
Sunday, March 11 2018

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DX/SWL/MEDIA PROGRAMS

Updated as of March 10 previewing DST changes imminent in Cuba, Canada, USA, but which will need to be confirmed by monitoring or consulting updated schedules once available:

http://www.worldofradio.com/dxpgms.html
(Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL [and non]. Checking further my previous log of very weak music on 6134.72, March 9 at 0644: is it Radio Santa Cruz, BOLIVIA as I thought more likely, or Radio Aparecida, Brasil?

March 10 at 0054 I have two very weak signals on slightly different frequencies: hard to measure them exactly as their beat tones against each other confuse pinning down carriers, but I finally conclude: approx. 6134.72 and 6134.77? Nothing above 6135.0 where Aparecida used to reside. Therefore it`s likely that it has varied down to the other side. By *0100, RRI English on 310 degrees to us ACI from 6130.0 makes it worse.

I try again at 0200; RRI is still on same parameters in French for another hour, but has weakened. Still nothing on 6135+. Now I measure the slightly stronger one on 6134.82, and the JBA carrier on 6134.72. By 0221 recheck, only the lower one is left, refined to 6134.723. RSC normally signs off a bit after 0200, while Aparecida continues. I try to // 6134.723 to its other frequencies, 9630-, but too weak, JBA carrier, and nothing on 11855v.

One more try after 0629* March 10, when BBCWS 6135 is finished with French southwards from Woofferton, which had a slight het on the low side. That leaves 6134.724 as I measure it this time, S3-S6 of talk, undermodulated? And sounds like the same thing on 9630-, but not enough signal from both to make a firm match on two receivers.

Later I find two replies to my original report agreeing with my conclusion:

From Bryan Clark, NZ on the WOR iog: ``Glenn, Regarding your BOLIVIA. 6134.72 item on March 9 at 0644, S4-S6 music. This is definitely RÃdio Aparecida Brazil which I measured at 6134.728 at 0545 UT 10 March, parallel to 9629.935. The signal was initially fair but had improved to good by 0555. Best on LSB to avoid a weaker signal on 6135 which I did not identify [BBC Ascension]. -- Bryan Clark, Mangawhai - NZ``

And --Art Delibert, N. Bethesda, MD: ``Glenn â Definitely the Brazilian on 6134.72, heard here at 2255, parallel to 9629.93``
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6100, March 10 at 0627, this RHC English frequency is off. At 0634, 6165 is also off; 6060 S9+10, undermod but sufficient, with usual ZY het; 6000 is better at S9+10/20; 5040 is best by far at S9+20/30 and with normal good modulation. Something`s always wrong at RHC.

From March 11 or 12 with yanqui DST imposed on the Cuban masses, RHC may move its evening English strip forward one hour, like it was before DST went off in November, i.e. 0100-0700 instead of 0200-0800; so will the extra frequencies start again at 0500 instead of 0600; and will 5040 be added only for the 0500 or 0600 hour? Arnie Coro`s DXers Unlimited for March 12 says nothing about these significant schedule changes, what to expect? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15510, 15440, 15300, 15230, 15160, 15091, approx., March 10 at 1427, RHC-FM spurblobs out of 15370-AM, which is S9+20 but undermodulated. 15440-FM only manages dead air except for persistent F# tone; 15230-FM clashes directly with 15230-AM RHC transmitter. Lower ones a lot weaker, JBA. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13882, 13811, 13669, 13598 approx., RHC-FM spurblobs with F# tones but no programodulation, as to be expected since source 13740-AM is just warming up, no mod yet. Outer ones are JBA, but inner ones plenty strong. Obviously same transmitter putting out ~70 kHz constellation of spurs from 15370 in 14-16 UT period (and which I once caught doing the same from 15140 around 20 UT). But first time I have heard these on 22 mb. 13740 span is 22-05 for Buenos Aires.

After undermodulated RHC theme, I monitor the sign-on frequency announcement at *2200 on 13740 itself. She says: 15370, 13740, 11760, 9535, 9640, 5040 plus the four Dentro-Cuban FM VHF channels, no mention of the four extra HF FMs I have just heard! Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA SOUTH. 5918.214, March 10 at 1345, dialog in presumed Korean, S3-S5, as Voice of Freedom keeps drifting lower and lower. Wolfgang BÃschel measured it on 5918.221 kHz monitoring at 1005 UT on March 10. Ron Howard is concerned that it`s starting to QRM 5915 stations, Myanmar and China. He reported March 7:

``After monitoring VOF's drifting downward frequency for several days, have contacted Jamie (via his Facebook page), who in 2014 constructed the transmitters for VOF. Wanted to bring him up-to-date about the drifting frequency on SW. Here is his quick response:

*Jamie LaBadia* "Hi Ron, thank you so much for the update! I wonder why the drift? The original exciter is a commercial D.D.S. I have been home for a few weeks now, but getting ready to head out again, either to Nashville [WTWW?], or back to Indiana. Not totally sure yet. I'll have to contact Korea and see what is up with the transmitters. Hard to imagine both of the transmitters would become a "drift-o-matic." I'll try to bring them up on one of the S.D.R.s in the area. For now, I'm hunkering down for another blizzard here in the Catskills."``
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6955-AM, March 10 at 0117, S5-S6 very poor song from unID pirate, and soon off. Also unID with bluegrass per these:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,40965.0.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1460, February 19 at 2102 UT, KZUE El Reno, 500 watt daytimer in Spanish for OKC market, with a ``Grupo FÃrmula Sports Report``. Plugs into Mexican network during certain hours. (Date correct: very overlooked from a pocket notebook in car, did not get transferred to main logbook) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TAJIKISTAN. 4765+, March 10 at 1332, bandscan with BFO finds a JBA carrier here considerably off+frequency plus, but not measured; presumed Tajik Radio, which was reported by Kouji Hashimoto and Wolfgang BÃschel, in the Feb 19-26 period variously as 4765.06, 4765.054, 4765.057, as in DXLD 18-09 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** UGANDA [non]. 15239.922, March 10 at 1745, R. Munansi via WWRB is detectable on signature off-frequency, VP S2-S3. I should have checked earlier this Sat, but a week ago it was supposedly not on this early for Europeans, and in fact today at 1738 I could not hear it on UTwente SDR. Still on at 2154 check with telco-quality talk measured on 15239.936, so must run until 2200 or so. Gone at 2214 check (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1920 monitoring: confirmed UT Saturday March 10 at 0051 check, the 0030 on WBCQ, 9330.190v-CUSB, JBA S3-S5.

Ivo Ivanov reports from Bulgaria: ``GERMANY, Reception of World of Radio via HLR on 6190 CUSB, March 10:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/03/reception-of-world-of-radio-via-hlr-on.html
0730-0800 6190 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu English Sat, fair signal``

Not confirmed the 1531 UT Sat Mar 10 on Hamburger Lokalradio as I monitored via UTwente SDR: at 1531, and circa 1554, nothing heard but the ChiCom mix of Mongolian and Vietnamese services.

Confirmed, Sat Mar 10 at 2230 on WBCQ, 9330.229v-CUSB, very poor. Remember from next Saturday this should appear at 2130 UT instead. Cut away from Brother Scare at 2229 for ID and funding promo. Also confirmed, Sat Mar 10 at 2300 on WRMI, 7780, fair. Next:
Sun 0200 WRMI 7780 to NE
Sun 0410v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1130 HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW

DST changes start here:

Sun 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0300v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330 WRMI 9955 to SSE, 9455 to WNW
Mon 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030 WRMI 7780 to NE, 9455 to WNW [or #1921?]
Tue 2130 WRMI 9455 to WNW [or #1921?]

Full WOR schedule via all media, podcast access:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. (7490), UT Sat March 10 at 0100, listened to first few minutes of `Allan Weiner Worldwide` on WBCQ webcast. Starts talking about driving antique cars around, one of his passions, but not one of mine, so as I am busy this evening, will leave it to John Carver, mid-north Indiana, to fill us in on what else he said:

``Dead air on 7490 at 0100 for about thirty seconds then the theme song of AWWW started. Signal was better than 20 over this evening. Allan and Angela in studio 9 in FLA.

Allan stated up front that he didn't want to get political this evening. Talked about the antique car tour that he and Angela took part in this week. Angela got to drive the car for part of the tour. He lamented that the youth of today didn't know how to drive with a standard transmission. Stated that everyone should know how to drive with a standard transmission and shoot a gun. Quick story about how his friend Michal taught him how to drive a motorcycle. Then we had a quick lesson on how to drive a model T.

After that a soapbox speech about free speech radio, the importance of free speech and how free speech is in trouble in this country. He says the country is going socialist which is just a short step away from communism. Said that everyone today wanted to be supported and taken care of by the government. This writer cannot do justice to his impassioned speech and urges everyone who is able to do so to listen to the webcast of this program when it's posted online.

A plea to Glenn Hauser to listen to tonight's show. He made the official announcement of the changes coming to the station. A brand new 500,000 watt transmitter, a new building to house it, a new studio and a huge curtain antenna that can be rotated are being funded by an unnamed religious organization. He stated that the original WBCQ will continue to exist. There will be two WBCQs in effect and that the new transmitter and antenna will be used only by the new client.

It is the understanding of this writer that the programs that are currently on WBCQ will continue as before and will not be broadcast on the new equipment. The new station will be under the WBCQ name and the crew there will tend to the new station but they will remain separate. Allan took great pains to stress that no money donated to WBCQ would be used for the new station and hoped that people will continue to donate to WBCQ. Said that after this summer they would have the transmitter for 3265 repaired and it would be on the air along with 7490 and 5130.

Reading of emails began at 0156 followed by a very abbreviated closing prayer and off the air at 0200. There were no phone calls this evening. John Mid-North Indiana``

Plea to me to listen may have been in response to my comments about the 500 kW, some questions that needed to be answered. BTW, last week with Timtron insitting, AWWW did run until 0220; I mis-corrected a non-typo to 0200.

I do check 7490 direct again at 0226 and surprisingly find a JBA carrier on 7490.015, 0230 JB modulated music. The offness implies it could be WBCQ which I think earlier was about 7490.06. But WBCQ has been closing down this and most nights at 0200 after Brother Scare was dropped and then given 5130 and 9330 most of the days and nights. Nothing else is listed on 7490 around these hours; but possibly a CNR1 jammer against Voice of Tibet, Tajikistan, which before 0000 UT had been showing up on 7487, 7493 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9455, March 10 at 2044, WRMI QSY announcement from 11580 to 7780 will happen January 8 is still playing, non sequitur, and about time for a reverse one (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5085, March 10 at 0634, WTWW-2 is finally off after its all-night and all-day marathons. Nor is it on circa 1330 as before.

9475, 9930, 5830, 5085, 12105, March 10 at 2203, all possible WTWW frequencies are off the air (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 870, Sat Mar 10 at 1309 UT, when I would rather hear XETAR, WWL is still dominant with local weather from WWL-TV, and at 1310 UT ``joining in progress NBC Sports Radio``. This is a `new` network for them, not in the NRC AM Log, presumably only for certain segments, not across the board (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1130, March 10 at 2222 UT, oh2, KLEY Wellington KS is way out of whack again as I was reporting day after day in February, but had not checked it lately after it recovered. I.e. rapid noise pulses at regular rate of about 280/minute, mixed with fragments of carrier with modulation cutting on and off at slower and very irregular rate. Totally bonkers, unlistenable, but who cares, as long as the FM translator is working, maybe (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1460, March 10 at 1319 UT, Vietnamese sometimes rises above the SRS mix, loops NNW/SSE. Presumed KCLE Cleburne TX (near Metroplex), which last October as in DXLD 17-42:
http://www.w4uvh.net/dxld1742.txt
was believed to be the source of Asian languages, even relaying Radio Free Asia; ex ``the Outlaw`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 4835, March 10 at 1330, JBA carrier here, so is it SIKKIM, or OzyRadio moving in from 5045? Also a JBA carrier on 5055, presumed 4KZ. Awaiting word of what Ron Howard was hearing today; on March 8 and 9 he had nothing on 4835 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 4850v, March 10 at 1333, two JBA carriers beating. One is surely PBS Xinjiang, Urumqi in Kazakh service, but nothing else is listed here. Could be a 5 x 970 harmonic. This during a 60m bandscan upturning many Sino-Indo-Tibetan-East Turkistani frequencies.

4900v, March 10 at 1334, similar beat of two carriers here, one of which is certainly the listed Voice of Strait, Fuzhou, China. Could also be harmonic, 5 x 980 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6135, March 10 at 1340, S4-S7 carrier with some noise jamming in background. Continue to wonder if the carrier is really part of the jamming transmission, or Voice of Freedom, which is also varying further below 5920; see KOREA SOUTH; rather than Madagascar RNM longpath. How early is this audible? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED [and non]. 6755.5-USB, March 10 at 1352, again nothing 2-way in tonal Asian language, too close to Trenton Military, CHR on 6754-USB --- except no VOLMET heard from it now; nor on 15034-USB. Latter is JBA at 1744 with ``no report received`` from Halifax (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 0114 UT March 11
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Glenn Hauser logs March 8-9, 2018  View Printable Version 
Saturday, March 10 2018

Logs

----- Original Message -----
From: "Glenn Hauser via Hard-Core-DX" <hard-core-dx@hard-core-dx.com>


Sent: Saturday, March 10, 2018 12:53 AM
Subject: [HCDX] Glenn Hauser logs March 8-9, 2018


BRAZIL. 4885+, March 9 at 0221, R. Clube do Parà ID immediately upon
tune-in; just too easy. Slightly on hi side.
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

Two Brazilians much weak of S=5-6 on nearby 4885.912 stronger,
and co-channel 4885.009 kHz too - lower level, 0035 UT March 10.



GREECE. 9420, March 8 from 2030 or so, VOG the best music to be found on
SW to lullaby my nap, but cuts off abruptly at 2126*, time to wake up,
anyway. Then I check 9935 and find that still on but a bit weaker.
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)


This report despatched at 2353 UT March 9
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GREECE 9935.009 VoGreece to Ce and SoAM, 285deg and Atlantic Ocean fleet
target, S=8 in Detroit MI and Rochester NY remote SDRs.
Noted 0020 UT on March 10. also much stronger
9420.002 VoGreece Avlis bcast centre, S=9+15dB fluttery
but nice wideband 10.8 kHz audio modulation on music guitar singer part.



USA 5085, however, March 9 at 1516, WTWW-2 still on night frequency,
flanked by omnipresent spurcarriers plus/minus 12.9 kHz, with story about
a phonebooth(?); AND still at 1946 ham talk at S9 to S9+10; and still at
2114 with music. Ted is evidently running marathons all day and all night
of QSO or his other shows. Or it`s stuck on autopilot. But the 5 MHz
frequency holds up surprisingly well here in full daylight with 100? kW
brute force.
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

5085.001, yes a single Hertz, WTWW nice 8 kHz broadband, talked on amateur
radio, and at 0039 UT about Ham Fest and VoA Bethany Ohio transmissions era
in 1978 year. S=9+15dB signal in Rochester NY-US, and S=9+30dB in
Detroit-MI.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 10)

KOREA SOUTH. Voice of Freedom.
5918.334 kHz measured on monitoring at 0011 UT on March 10, on
remote Perseus SDR unit in Seoul Korea, S=9+15dB signal strength.
Hwaseong bcast transmission.

"Song of Joy" singer version noted at 0013 UT March 10.
Nice pop music program, my taste of 25...30 years or more back era...
9.8 wideband audio modulation, great sound.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 10)


----- Original Message -----
From: "Ron Howard" <ron888howard@gmail.com>


Sent: Friday, March 09, 2018 11:34 PM
Subject: Greetings from California


KOREA SOUTH. Voice of Freedom. Thanks to Wolfie for his
continued monitoring, which also corresponds to my daily checking
of VOF:

5918.351 kHz measured on monitoring at 1111 UT on March 9, on
remote Perseus SDR unit in Seoul Korea, S=9+10dB signal strength.
Hwaseong bcast transmission.

5918.368 kHz measured on monitoring at 2111 UT on March 8, on
remote Perseus SDR unit in Seoul Korea, S=9+10dB signal strength.
Hwaseong bcast transmission.

5918.388 kHz measured on monitoring at 1630 UT on March 8, on
remote Perseus SDR unit in Tokyo Japan, S=9+10dB signal strength.
73 wolfie (df5sx), via dxldyg.
(Ron Howard, Asilomar State Beach, CA, USA)

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Glenn Hauser logs March 8-9, 2018  View Printable Version 
Saturday, March 10 2018

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** BOLIVIA. 6134.72, March 9 at 0644, S4-S6 music. Don`t see how it could be anything but R. Santa Cruz, which is normally closer to 6134.8, and EiBi shows off the air between 0208 and 0900; while R. Aparecida, Brasil, possibly 24 hours, is typically on the other side around 6135.2. Need to check early evening for RSC when it`s easily heard and measured (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 4885+, March 9 at 0221, R. Clube do Parà ID immediately upon tune-in; just too easy. Slightly on hi side (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15370, March 8 at 2022, RHC open carrier but with dropouts, while 15140 English is OK. O, it`s just warming up for the 2030-2200 French/Portuguese/Arabic sesquihour to Europe [sic] on 15370. Not the same transmitter with all the spurs at 14-16 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6000, March 9 at 0258, RHC English with JBM and suptorted music // 6165 which is same low level but not distorted. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15650, 15580, 15510, 15440, 15301, 15230, 15160, 15090, 15022, 14953, 14883, 14810 approx., March 9 at 1519, RHC-FM spurblobs out of 15370-AM transmitter are as bad as ever. Stronger closer ones cover 10 kHz in FM mode tuning. 15580 is not fully quieting. 15650, 15022 and below are traces, at least the F# tone. 15440 also demodulates in AM mode, while in FM it has ACI from 15435-AM Saudi. 15230 has CCI from the real RHC AM transmitter there. 15160 is good, but 15090 no good. Separation 69-70 kHz. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GREECE. 9420, March 8 from 2030 or so, VOG the best music to be found on SW to lullaby my nap, but cuts off abruptly at 2126*, time to wake up, anyway. Then I check 9935 and find that still on but a bit weaker (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ITALY [non]. 5985, UT Mar 9 at 0257 beeps, i.e. IBC Radio as now sked via WRMI-2, 222 degrees, at 0230 UT Friday, concluding as always with something digital; first noted as strange tones around 5980 as I tuned up from 5975. No closing or anything phonic before switching to Zanotti ID at 0259.5 and Taiwan in Spanish from 0300 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KURDISTAN [non]. 9525.0, March 9 at 2110, very poor talk; not off-frequency so must not be Indonesia reactivated after several months. O yeah, is new frequency for Dengà Welat, as per Ivo Ivanov:
1600-2000 on 9525#ISS 250 kW / 090 deg to WeAs Kurdish
2000-2200 on 9525#KCH 300 kW / 116 deg to WeAs Kurdish
So at this hour site is Grigoriopol`, Pridnestrovye, a.k.a. Kishinov, Moldova, a.k.a. Moldavia (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA [non]. 5950, March 9 until 0559*, R. Dandal Kura #1, and 7415 from *0600 with big humbuzz, obviously different Issoudun transmitters. 5960, March 9 at 0559, R. Dandal Kura #2 continues past 0600, not // 7415 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. Another earthquake felt at WOR HQ, March 9 at 2033 UT; semi-dozing to `The Score` in stereo from KUCO-FM 90.1, the bed shakes horizontally for a few seconds. Took a bit for me to get my watch visible, so can`t time the transit delay exactly, but a good match with USGS:

2.9 magnitude, 14 km NE of Enid, Oklahoma
2018-03-09 20:32:47 (UTC), 3.7 km deep
Location 36.487ÂN, 97.757ÂW

It`s from almost the same epicentre as the bigger ones on March 4-UT 5 (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. Brother HyStairical finally off WWCR: See USA

** U S A. 13564, March 9 at 1524, I can JB hear the currently two most active HIFER beacons, RF and K6FRC at the same time tuned here, at different pitches (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 2887-USB, March 9 at 0156, ATC with selcalls and contacts, but weak. EiBi shows it`s New York Radio, available 24 hours for CAR-A flights, I guess meaning Caribbean/Atlantic. This 2869-3016 kHz aero band usually seems empty, but occasional hits for close-in but too far for VHF comms (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1920 monitoring: confirmed Thursday March 8 at 2230.5 on WRMI, 5850, VG but some fading; after runup IS & ID loop, 2230.0 Okeechobee ID. Also confirmed UT Fri Mar 9 at 0030 on WBCQ 9330.25v-CUSB, very poor. Next:
Sat 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0729 HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1531 HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2030v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2230 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2300 WRMI 7780 to NE
Sun 0200 WRMI 7780 to NE
Sun 0410v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1130 HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW

DST changes start here:

Sun 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0300v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330 WRMI 9955 to SSE, 9455 to WNW
Mon 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030 WRMI 7780 to NE, 9455 to WNW [or #1921?]
Tue 2130 WRMI 9455 to WNW [or #1921?]

Full WOR schedule via all media, podcast access:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9395 // weaker 7780, Friday March 9 at 2108, Bob Biermann so must be `Your Weekend Show`. This does not match at all what`s displayed on the skedgrid at http://tinuyrl.com/WRMIfqs Some other preacher on 9455. 9395 was relaying RAE at 1947 during a multi-lingual ID amid German hour (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 12105, March 8 at 2028, WTWW-3 zombie transmitter is still on with S8 of open carrier/dead air. Finally found to be off March 9 at 1621, 1946.

5085, however, March 9 at 1516, WTWW-2 still on night frequency, flanked by omnipresent spurcarriers plus/minus 12.9 kHz, with story about a phonebooth(?); AND still at 1946 ham talk at S9 to S9+10; and still at 2114 with music. Ted is evidently running marathons all day and all night of QSO or his other shows. Or it`s stuck on autopilot. But the 5 MHz frequency holds up surprisingly well here in full daylight with 100? kW brute force (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9980, March 8 at 2130, WWCR-4 is not broken, back on with usual bigsig during non-TOM programming, `Financial Survival`, a few seconds ahead of //7490v WBCQ. Also still on at 2229 during something else, but off already at 2257 (while 5935, 6115 are going past 2300, and presumed 13845).

Now it is clear that WWCR has dropped Brother Scare! The long hours he was on 9980/5890 have simply been turned off, as they don`t have any other programming ready to replace. BS himself was a bit out of touch during jailing, but afterwards acted as if he did not know that his broadcasts had continued on WWCR unabated (altho with old stuff from someone in The Radio Room). The $ $ $ finally ran out, or WWCR gave up on getting any more of them after a complimentary extension?? Further chex:

5890, March 9 at 0302, WWCR-4 is on again during the Fulcher hour, YL repeating three phone numbers over and over to Bachground music, finally starting preaching at 0306.5 demeaning President Lincoln. Next check at 0420, 5890 is off again, so probably active for one hour only.

9980, March 9 at 1518 check, off; 2112 on again at S9+35 for `Financial Survival` // but not synch with 7490v WBCQ (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9265, March 9 at 2107, WINB is S6-S8 but the carrier is quite wobbly, obvious with BFO, and not the case on any other 31mb signals. Will this transmitter last until they get their big new one?

Here`s what website says about the old one:
http://winb.com/contact.htm

``Technical and Coverage Data WINB International Shortwave Red Lion PA

WINB transmits from the town of Red Lion in Southeastern Pennsylvania. Our transmitter is a Continental 417B designed and built in Dallas, Texas. It has a rated maximum output power of 50 kW. The transmitter feeds a Rhombic antenna via an open wire feed line. The antenna is 640 feet long and 110 feet above the average terrain. The principal radiation direction is 242 degrees true, or almost due southwest. Minor lobes exist to each side of the main lobe and to the rear on a bearing of 062 degrees true.

WINB estimated coverage arcs [with map]

The primary coverage arc is for signal levels above 40% of main beam maximum field, which occurs in the main beam direction. The areas marked secondary to the south and northwest are side lobes with fields about 20% of the main beam maximum. The area marked secondary to the northeast of the station is the rear lobe at fields just below the other side lobes.

At the long range, the main beam hits Eastern Australia and New Zealand. The rear lobe hits the Mediterranean area of Eastern Europe``

Nothing found on website about future plans, so how about their Twitter feed link? https://twitter.com/@SWWINB

Negligible, nothing since ``12 May 2015! Tweets 10. Following 7. Followers 19`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search March 9 at 0206-0216: 531, 585, 621, 639, 693, 702, 711, 729, 738, 747, 774(2), 801, 837, 855, 882, 909, 936(2), 954, 963, 999, 1044(2), 1053(-), 1089(2), 1098, 1116, 1125(-)(2), 1152, 1179, 1215*, 1296, 1314, 1458, 1503, 1575. *stronger; (2)more than one carrier beating; (-)slightly on the low side (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 15490, March 9 at 2116, discussion in English about corruption influencing the 2018 Brazilian elexions --- nothing listed, but BBC in Hausa via ASCENSION extended Fridays only until 2030. Apparently they are leaving it on longer for some English. Should have tried // 11810 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 2353 UT March 9
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FM DX Logs from Northwest PA  View Printable Version 
Friday, March 09 2018

Logs
And I was just alerted to the fact I put KFun 99.5 CKKW in Hamilton, when
it's really in Kitchener. OOPS. Sometimes when typing up logs, My mind gets
things confused or crossed together and I dont catch it even when checking
logs before hitting send.

Sorry again

Paul


On Thu, Mar 8, 2018 at 9:22 AM, Paul B. Walker, Jr. <
walkerbroadcasting@gmail.com> wrote:

> OOPS, no picture. sorry folks. Put this on facebook originally and forgot
> to remove that line mentioning the CJDL tower!
>
>
>
> On Thu, Mar 8, 2018 at 9:20 AM, Paul B. Walker, Jr. <
> walkerbroadcasting@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Here's a few FM DX logs from Northwest Pennsylvania in the last little
>> while. This isn't everything I've logged but what I find interesting for
>> one reason or another and is presented in no particular order.
>>
>> Details: Ridgway PA (NW corner of the state halfway between Olean NY and
>> State College, PA). 2000 feet elevation free of nearby terrain
>> obstructions, one of the highest residential points in this part of the
>> state.
>>
>> Equipment: Sony XDRF1HD radio, Kathrein Scala YA7 Yagi antenna and Zoom
>> H1 handheld digital recorder.
>>
>> Now for the actual logs:
>>
>> NEW!! NEW!! CJDL 107.3 Tillsonburg, Ontario 7.8KW at 738 feet, 155 miles
>> NW of me. This was possible since 50KW local blowtorch WCOH Du Bois was off
>> the air due to a power outage on Friday March 2nd. Reception happened in
>> the 8 and 9am hours and the fade ups didn't last long when they occured.,
>> The signal on fade ups was FAIR, I'd say. Here some audio:
>>
>> "Anywhere With You" by The Dungarees:
>> https://drive.google.com/file/d/1jvMUSa-5ABjGgveopauCjpMqWWr
>> VNCZ7/view?usp=sharing
>>
>> "Are You Sure Hank Done It This way" by Waylon Jennings followed by
>> Country 107.3 liner and then followed by another song:
>> https://drive.google.com/file/d/1xYseKFnp3DMxqelMOAkYLbhL2Dt
>> Bs7aB/view?usp=sharing
>>
>> Here's a Country 107.3 weather forecast with temperatures and Country
>> 107.3 jingle
>> https://drive.google.com/file/d/1kVROqj7Ah31qSHgqYARfX1BFI8K
>> _vXFy/view?usp=sharing
>>
>> (The picture in this post is the tower holding the CJDL antennas on Plank
>> Line at the Union Road intersection in Ingersoll, Ontario.)
>>
>> NEW!! "Country 89" CKYY 89.1 Welland, Ontario 4.5KW/428 feet at about 120
>> miles. YES! I've been trying for this one for MONTHS well, JUST because. I
>> have to get past WKSV Thompson, OH, WCOV Friendship/Olean, NY and CBLA-FM-2
>> Kitchener, Ont to hear CKYY... all of them with alot more power and height
>> and more potent signals. Heck, WKSV lights up RDS here regularly and has
>> even locked on HD.
>>
>> Well, on Monday March 5pm I *FINALLY" heard a country song on 89.1, Chris
>> Young's "Aw Naw" followed by a "Country 89" liner then "When you call my
>> name" by Paul Brandt. The station was gone after about a minute, but it
>> COUNTS as a logging in my book! Here's the audio:
>> https://drive.google.com/file/d/1sof-cx77ZjLtXEo-__4g46-PhIJ
>> KwlLW/view?usp=sharing
>>
>> "105.1 The River" CJED Niagara Falls, Ontario. 15KW/420 feet , 120 miles.
>> A recent format flip from Top 40/pop music to Adult Hits type stuff. I've
>> heard it as 2DAY FM before but this was the first time with the new format.
>> It produced a pretty good signal on and off for several hours on Monday
>> March 5th. Here's two audio clips: https://drive.google.com/file/
>> d/1nw4v6OncSSJKpzBjdq7ATF2fTSkWntP2/view?usp=sharing anf this one:
>> https://drive.google.com/file/d/1JqQvXJgM3-p78mmvEAg7j3cUaCA
>> nyz6N/view?usp=sharing
>>
>> "KFun 99.5" CKKW Hamilton, Ontario. 4.3KW at 364 feet, about 160 miles.
>> Heard with music and KFun 99.5 liners. This station is not new but rare, as
>> WGAR Cleveland and WDCX Buffalo are more often heard here, usually WDCX. I
>> have heard CKKW before but usually fairly weak and not lasting long. This
>> day, KFun 99.5 produced a really good signal for about 5 minutes. Here's
>> the audio: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1sof-cx77ZjLtXEo-__4g46-PhIJ
>> KwlLW/view?usp=sharing
>>
>> "Country 105" CFDC 104.9 Shelburne, Ontario. 38.5KW at 316 feet at 211
>> miles. This isn't new, but rare here because of WRKT North East, PA and
>> another nearby translator. It produced a fairly decent signal at times on
>> Saturday March 3 in the 9pm. The brusts of signal weren't super log but
>> overall ok. Here's some audio:
>>
>> A song then dj Casey Clark talking https://drive.google.com/file/
>> d/1901ogB4bGP3a1skq8eOK0SDiRNNL1KKN/view?usp=sharing
>>
>> Weather forecast
>> https://drive.google.com/file/d/17MjbU-ikwu4wMdIglML-5ljAUsE
>> ABpnw/view?usp=sharing
>>
>> More music, Eric Church's "Creepin"
>> https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Z09RZvL-xaOKeObNWEH9Euky8vV
>> DO4Qw/view?usp=sharing
>>
>> "KX94.7" CHKX Hamilton, Ontario 100kw Max ERP/40KW minimum ERP, 458 feet
>> at 135 miles NW of me (I don't think i'm in the main lobe of CHKX, but im
>> not in a huge null, either)
>>
>> I am 1 1/2 miles from W233BS 94.5 with 250 watts so hearing stuff on 94.3
>> and 94.7 isnt too hard but CHKX while not new and not rare, isnt heard
>> terribly often. Ir produced a good signal on Monday March 5th for about 5
>> minutes at 1025. Here's the audio: https://drive.google.com/file/
>> d/13ZDbR9Ef90rvsFjnQSQRHAfCR11l-5oa/view?usp=sharing
>>
>> CKNC-FM 99.7 Simcoe, Ontario. 18kw at 85 feet, about 120 miles. This one
>> is usually fairly weak if it's heard. Not rare but not too regular. I got a
>> good signal out of it for a few minutes Monday March 5pm in the 10pm hour.
>> Here's some audio: https://drive.google.com/file/
>> d/11YwyOU98ls94ED9y6S8V2HDm7PW6qHNY/view?usp=sharing
>>
>> "Country 106.7" CIKZ Kitchener, Ontario. 5KW at 650 feet, 170 miles NW of
>> me. This one is somewhat kinda regular, but often not too strong. Monday
>> March 5th produced a pretty good signal with some music and spots. Here's
>> audio: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-HNIlhs7ClP3qA_52FYG1To_bmq
>> 6wX0a/view?usp=sharing
>>
>> "97.7 Hitz FM" CHTZ SAint Catharines, Ontario 50KW/392 feet at about 120
>> miles. This one is surprisingly rare, due in large part to WLER 97.7
>> Butler, PA which is a 6KW Equivalent about 60 miles away thats heard fairly
>> well. CHTZ showed up Monday March 5th about 730 pm with a pretty good
>> signal for about 10 minutes. Here's the audio:
>> https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-HNIlhs7ClP3qA_52FYG1To_bmq
>> 6wX0a/view?usp=sharing
>>
>>
>>
>
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FM DX Logs from Northwest PA  View Printable Version 
Friday, March 09 2018

Logs
Here's a few FM DX logs from Northwest Pennsylvania in the last little
while. This isn't everything I've logged but what I find interesting for
one reason or another and is presented in no particular order.

Details: Ridgway PA (NW corner of the state halfway between Olean NY and
State College, PA). 2000 feet elevation free of nearby terrain
obstructions, one of the highest residential points in this part of the
state.

Equipment: Sony XDRF1HD radio, Kathrein Scala YA7 Yagi antenna and Zoom H1
handheld digital recorder.

Now for the actual logs:

NEW!! NEW!! CJDL 107.3 Tillsonburg, Ontario 7.8KW at 738 feet, 155 miles NW
of me. This was possible since 50KW local blowtorch WCOH Du Bois was off
the air due to a power outage on Friday March 2nd. Reception happened in
the 8 and 9am hours and the fade ups didn't last long when they occured.,
The signal on fade ups was FAIR, I'd say. Here some audio:

"Anywhere With You" by The Dungarees:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1jvMUSa-5ABjGgveopauCjpMqWWrVNCZ7/view?usp=sharing

"Are You Sure Hank Done It This way" by Waylon Jennings followed by Country
107.3 liner and then followed by another song:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1xYseKFnp3DMxqelMOAkYLbhL2DtBs7aB/view?usp=sharing

Here's a Country 107.3 weather forecast with temperatures and Country 107.3
jingle
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1kVROqj7Ah31qSHgqYARfX1BFI8K_vXFy/view?usp=sharing

(The picture in this post is the tower holding the CJDL antennas on Plank
Line at the Union Road intersection in Ingersoll, Ontario.)

NEW!! "Country 89" CKYY 89.1 Welland, Ontario 4.5KW/428 feet at about 120
miles. YES! I've been trying for this one for MONTHS well, JUST because. I
have to get past WKSV Thompson, OH, WCOV Friendship/Olean, NY and CBLA-FM-2
Kitchener, Ont to hear CKYY... all of them with alot more power and height
and more potent signals. Heck, WKSV lights up RDS here regularly and has
even locked on HD.

Well, on Monday March 5pm I *FINALLY" heard a country song on 89.1, Chris
Young's "Aw Naw" followed by a "Country 89" liner then "When you call my
name" by Paul Brandt. The station was gone after about a minute, but it
COUNTS as a logging in my book! Here's the audio:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1sof-cx77ZjLtXEo-__4g46-PhIJKwlLW/view?usp=sharing

"105.1 The River" CJED Niagara Falls, Ontario. 15KW/420 feet , 120 miles. A
recent format flip from Top 40/pop music to Adult Hits type stuff. I've
heard it as 2DAY FM before but this was the first time with the new format.
It produced a pretty good signal on and off for several hours on Monday
March 5th. Here's two audio clips:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1nw4v6OncSSJKpzBjdq7ATF2fTSkWntP2/view?usp=sharing
anf this one:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1JqQvXJgM3-p78mmvEAg7j3cUaCAnyz6N/view?usp=sharing

"KFun 99.5" CKKW Hamilton, Ontario. 4.3KW at 364 feet, about 160 miles.
Heard with music and KFun 99.5 liners. This station is not new but rare, as
WGAR Cleveland and WDCX Buffalo are more often heard here, usually WDCX. I
have heard CKKW before but usually fairly weak and not lasting long. This
day, KFun 99.5 produced a really good signal for about 5 minutes. Here's
the audio:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1sof-cx77ZjLtXEo-__4g46-PhIJKwlLW/view?usp=sharing

"Country 105" CFDC 104.9 Shelburne, Ontario. 38.5KW at 316 feet at 211
miles. This isn't new, but rare here because of WRKT North East, PA and
another nearby translator. It produced a fairly decent signal at times on
Saturday March 3 in the 9pm. The brusts of signal weren't super log but
overall ok. Here's some audio:

A song then dj Casey Clark talking
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1901ogB4bGP3a1skq8eOK0SDiRNNL1KKN/view?usp=sharing

Weather forecast
https://drive.google.com/file/d/17MjbU-ikwu4wMdIglML-5ljAUsEABpnw/view?usp=sharing

More music, Eric Church's "Creepin"
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Z09RZvL-xaOKeObNWEH9Euky8vVDO4Qw/view?usp=sharing

"KX94.7" CHKX Hamilton, Ontario 100kw Max ERP/40KW minimum ERP, 458 feet at
135 miles NW of me (I don't think i'm in the main lobe of CHKX, but im not
in a huge null, either)

I am 1 1/2 miles from W233BS 94.5 with 250 watts so hearing stuff on 94.3
and 94.7 isnt too hard but CHKX while not new and not rare, isnt heard
terribly often. Ir produced a good signal on Monday March 5th for about 5
minutes at 1025. Here's the audio:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/13ZDbR9Ef90rvsFjnQSQRHAfCR11l-5oa/view?usp=sharing

CKNC-FM 99.7 Simcoe, Ontario. 18kw at 85 feet, about 120 miles. This one is
usually fairly weak if it's heard. Not rare but not too regular. I got a
good signal out of it for a few minutes Monday March 5pm in the 10pm hour.
Here's some audio:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/11YwyOU98ls94ED9y6S8V2HDm7PW6qHNY/view?usp=sharing

"Country 106.7" CIKZ Kitchener, Ontario. 5KW at 650 feet, 170 miles NW of
me. This one is somewhat kinda regular, but often not too strong. Monday
March 5th produced a pretty good signal with some music and spots. Here's
audio:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-HNIlhs7ClP3qA_52FYG1To_bmq6wX0a/view?usp=sharing

"97.7 Hitz FM" CHTZ SAint Catharines, Ontario 50KW/392 feet at about 120
miles. This one is surprisingly rare, due in large part to WLER 97.7
Butler, PA which is a 6KW Equivalent about 60 miles away thats heard fairly
well. CHTZ showed up Monday March 5th about 730 pm with a pretty good
signal for about 10 minutes. Here's the audio:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-HNIlhs7ClP3qA_52FYG1To_bmq6wX0a/view?usp=sharing
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