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

Logs
** 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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FM DX Logs from Northwest PA  View Printable Version 
Friday, March 09 2018

Logs
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-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/1xYseKFnp3DMxqelMOAkYLbhL2DtBs
> 7aB/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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Glenn Hauser logs March 7-8, 2018  View Printable Version 
Thursday, March 08 2018

Logs
** ANGUILLA. 6090, March 8 at 0646, CB is off again (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** AUSTRALIA. 5055, March 8 at 1252, JBA carrier from presumed 4KZ, but nothing on 5045, OzyRadio. As of March 5, Ron Howard was reporting that Craig Allen said 5045 was off pending change to 4835 --- despite Sikkim --- neither one detected here March 8 after 1300 once WWCR quit 4840 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 4870, March 8 at 1255, CW marker DE RIS9, vs. CODAR and fading, took a while to copy the ID, better at 1322. That would be Russia if the R- were ITU allocated, but several logs in UDXF iog say this is from the Chinese Army in Beijing, on this and several other frequencies. So much for RRI, abandoned 4870v (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 9155, March 8 at 1443, surprisingly good S9+10 in Chinese, clear with no sign of a victim, unlike // 11660 pileup, i.e. CNR1 jammer. Aoki/NDXC shows 9155 is a *jammed, possibly 24-hour Sound of Hope, 1? kW channel from Taiwan. 9155 is much better than any non-jammer or jammer CNR1 frequency inband 31m (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15140, March 7 at 1854, RHC OC at S9+10 already on, 1903 Arabic in progress, which was missing 24 hours earlier (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 7320-7370, March 8 at 0024, the jamming pileups on 7355 & 7365 vs Martà are also producing pulse spikes beyond the ``needed`` range, QRMing e.g. 7325 Romania. Probably would be audible above 7370 if it weren`t for the 7385 bigsig from WHRI. And, more of same in the 7425-7450 range from the 7435 jammers! The least the DentroCuban Jamming Command could do would be to restrict its jamming to the real targets! Fat chance (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11820, 11830, 11840, 11850, 11860, March 8 at 1337, RHC on all these, emanating from the S9+40 signal on central 11840. 11850 is S9+10, 11860 JBA; and I also have a JBA carrier on 11810 I wish I could match as a third-order spur. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15520, 15445, 15296, 15222 approx., March 8 at 1436, FM spurblobs out of RHC 15370-AM are only audible here, first on the top one when I can make out an RHC theme in FM. So these are 74-75 kHz spaced. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ETHIOPIA. 7236.29, March 8 at 1358, S5 carrier no doubt from variable R. Ethiopia, long-path (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KIRITIMATI. 846, March 8 at 0653, JBA carrier presumed R. Kiribati, Xmas Island. I gather it has been quite sporadic (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA SOUTH. 5918.395, March 8 at 1352, poor carrier from V. of Freedom has varied down to here from nominal 5920 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 730, March 8 at 1321, brief pause in banda music for ID only as ``107.1``. Of course, it`s 50 kW XEHB, Ke Buena, Hidalgo del Parral, Chihuahua, the only XE below 900 still propagating a semihour after sunrise here; when will they ever close down this useless AM appendage? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA. 7255-, March 8 at 0650, VON is off again from what had been its nightly bigsig into North America. Maybe they saw the WRTH 2018 which indicates it should not be on now? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. See USA: WWCR

** SPAIN. 15390, March 7 at 1904, defective REE transmitter with spur squeals on each side, now measured peaking at plus/minus 2.5 kHz (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U K [non]. 4790, March 8 at 1257, JBA carrier vs CODAR; 1327 VP music. It`s the BBC M-F at 1300-1330 Uzbek via TAJIKISTAN but which is also *jammed per Aoki (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1920 monitoring: confirmed first WBCQ broadcast, Wed Mar 7 at 2200 on 7490v, good, and also still at 2227. NOTE: from next week will be at 2100 UT in order to pretend it`s at the ``same`` local time. Also confirmed UT Thu Mar 8 at 0030 on WBCQ 9330.27v-CUSB, JBA with ECSS (while 9265 WINB is S9+25!). Next:
Thu 2230.5 WRMI 5850 to NW
Fri 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
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 // 9455, Wed Mar 7 at 1844, WRMI with Oldies music, while 7780 is a JBA carrier. I am checking what the WRMIs are doing today after yesterday`s Tuesday anomalies which resulted in no WORs on 9455, and no RAE on 9395.

At 1900, 9395 switches to RAE hit-it vamp theme running a full minute, 1901 opening German as scheduled, while 9455 continues with Oldies. Quick check at 2015, 9395 now in RAE Italian as scheduled.

At 2040, 7780 is // 9455, as had been the case during this hour only, but what is the program? Guy crutching frequently with ``ya`know``s, about the benefits of selling music downloads of ``bands`` (and I don`t think he means brass or marching but a more limited genre). A couple of brief tunes but mostly yakking, 2047-2049. Hard to catch showname or website due to fades. 2050-2052 finally copy mentions of spacephono.com, says it is his first SWBC..

So altho `Your Weekend Show` has been scheduled here (mid-week!), this is the same as had been publicized exactly one week earlier on WRMIFB, and whose two further repeats were preÃmpted already by something else:

``Space Phono Radio: 2) 2000 UT Wednesday, February 28 on 7780 kHz [sic, only] to Europe. That's 3:00 pm Eastern Time Wednesday (Feb 28). This should also be audible up the East Coast of the US and Canada.``

Like so many special or ``one time only`` bookings on WRMI, it has been allowed to repeat rather than resuming normal programming. Anyhow, this bodes well for resuming the 7780 // 9455 strip at 20-21 including WOR Tuesdays at 2030.

9455, Wed Mar 7 at 2100, this WRMI also resumes `FG Radio` as scheduled from Cyprus. Date of original broadcast not given, so I note the first few headlines in order to determine futurely whether the same episode be stuck in replays as has happened before: DB railway in Germany modernization; avian flu in Iran vs chicken farms since the beginning of the Iranian year (which was almost a year ago now, vernal equinox!); something about renewable energy in Australia by 2020y; Toyota investing in France . . . Meanwhile during this hour, 7780 // 9395 back to Oldies (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 12105, March 7 at 1846, S9+10 of dead air, no doubt WTWW-3. Still DA at 1905, 2045. Still carrier faded to S3 at 0032 March 8. The only other station ever on 12105 is RFA Burmese via Tinian at 1230-1430. At 1333, 1400 and 1430+ March 8 I still have an S4-S6 carrier on 12105, but no audio detectable. And much stronger dead air again at 1751, obviously still WTWW-3.

Seems this transmitter has been turned on and forgotten, never with any modulation at further chex. Dozens of 100s of kWh wasted --- imagine what the cost of that could have done for starving or homeless people in Nashville!

5085, March 8 at 0648, meanwhile, WTWW-2 has also been running very long hours, perhaps overnight, but modulated, for Ted to replay ham radio interviews, why? Still going at 1252 talking about keys, and at 1447 about caps (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9980, March 7 at 2039, WWCR is still off as it was earlier this morning. I am beginning to wonder if it`s because WWCR has finally canceled Brother Scare, who was main programming on this frequency?

5890, March 7 at 0645, WWCR also OFF now (while 5935 DGS in S7-S9), which was the major overnight BS frequency.

9980, March 8 at 1331, 1441, 1643, 1751, still off the air.

Program skeds now dated March 1 continue to show long hours for BS on WWCR-4, 9980 and 5890, also some on 7520, 7490, in fact 59 entries altogether, i.e. for each hour on each frequency M-F, Sat, Sun.

Maybe #4 is just broken, which would cause it also to be AWOL for some other programming, e.g. M-F 21-23 on 9980, and 03-04 or 03-05 on 5890, when needs to be checked (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17775, March 8 at 1449, KVOH on early again, very poor with music (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 720, March 8 at 1308 UT, ``La Hora del Trabajo``, day-job openings with phone numbers, no area codes but 210 presumably understood. Mixing in English and joking around, i.e. KSAH Universal City (San Antonio) TX; mutually nullable with WGN. KSAH now on 10 kW day power from 1245 UT in March; major lobes to the NW and ESE but not a deep null thisaway (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific JBA MW carrier search, March 8, 1255-1304 UT just after today`s sunrise of 1252 UT --- I haven`t done this in quite a while, as need sleep staying up too late. 774-NW, 702-W?, 693-NW, 612, 594-NW, 828-NW, 846-NW, 882-NW, 936, 1098-W, 1548, 1566-NW. The last, stronger one, presumably KOREA SOUTH is still audible at 1320. Most of the other NW ones correlate with NHK JAPAN. Unlike my evening TA carrier searches, the TPs are done with the wrist-alt-azimuth DX-398 so I can detect the direxions unless just too weak (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 5010, March 8 at 1252, JBA talk, WRMI test? Not // 9395 Oldies music. Maybe it`s just India. Ron Howard reported yesterday:

``March 7 - What is happening on 5010? WRMI is scheduled to start
broadcasting here later this month, so are they testing now? If so,
heard with very poor signal. Thanks go to Dave Valko, who first noted them at 1030 and commented "I would think WRMI would be stronger, but it's nowhere near as strong as 5025 Rebelde." I certainly agree, the signal was not what I would expect from WRMI.

My monitoring of 5010 started today at 1128, with pop song; 1130 went to dead air (only a carrier) till tuned away at 1142; at 1204 news followed by ID at 1209; not very readable, with poor to very poor reception. 1233 could make out WRMI with music, along with faint AIR Thiruvananthapuram underneath (seemed their usual news in English); at 1243 WRMI played Rod Stewart's "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy," with AIR again being heard underneath and both very poor.

Dave and I are wondering about this reception today, as last month
he noted a pirate (USA) on 5010. This is not a hoax, right?

Dave later informed me "found 5010 parallel to 9395 WRMI at 1257," so must indeed be WRMI testing, but not doing very well.

After my hearing WRMI today testing on 5010 kHz, I emailed Jeff White, asking about my reception. He has kindly responded with:

"Hi Ron. I'm amazed that you were able to hear 5010 in California.
Yes, we were doing some low-power testing on that frequency. We'll be back there sometime after the start of A18. All the best. Jeff
WRMI Radio Miami International"`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6135, March 8 at 1340, trace? of modulation on S6-S8 carrier. I vacillate whether to attribute this to MADAGASCAR long-path, wondering if something in Korea or E Asia could be source (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1902 UT March 8
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