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Glenn Hauser logs July 20-21, 2022  View Printable Version 
Friday, July 22 2022

Hauser
** OKLAHOMA. 1520 kHz, July 21 at 1451, KOKC is on but remarkably
weak, e.g. graveyarder 1490, 1 kW KMFS is quite stronger, tho somewhat
closer in Guthrie (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** UKRAINE [non]. 7730, July 21 at 0500-0507, UR1 via WRMI, `Ukraine:
Security Issue`, for July 20 = Day 147 of Putin`s war, including
terrorism against Ukrainian civilians; forced labor and deportations
to Russia; 100K survivors are still in the destroyed city of Mariupol
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2147 monitoring: ``From: Richard Lemke, St.
Albert, Alberta, Canada, the desk of Richard’s listening Post, Radio:
JRC NRD-535 HF, Antenna: random long wires in the trees, Dear Glenn:
The time for July 19 UTC at 0030 was posted as 0159 from a previous
report that I forwarded from the last week’s reception report that I
sent to you, now should read 0030-0059; WRMI:

9395, static, 0042, 0045, 0059 (45333), July 19 UTC 2022 [Tue]
9395, TV QRN, active, 0030, 0044, S5 signal, 0059, July 21 UTC [Thu]
9395, static, TV Noise, 0130, 0142, 0159 (45343), July 21 [Thu]
Good listening, Richard, July 21, 2022``

Confirmed Wednesday July 20 from 2100:21 on WBCQ 7490 minus 70 Hz =
7489.93 into Maryland SDR, S9+10/20.

Also confirmed UT Thursday July 21 at 0030 on WRMI 9395, S9+10/20 into
Maryland SDR.

Also confirmed UT Thursday July 21 at 0130 on WRMI 9395, S9+10/20 with
some clix into Maryland SDR; and S9/+10 on WRMI 5010 into Bonaire
SDR.

WORLD OF RADIO 2148 contents: Alaska, Angola, Antarctica, Australia,
Brasil, Canada, Chile, Cuba, Egypt, France, Italy, Japan, Korea North
non, Maldives non, México, Netherlands, Nigeria, North America,
Oklahoma, Russia and non, Sri Lanka, Ukraine, UK and non, USA,
Vanuatu; propagation outlook

WOR 2148 is available as of 0009 UT Friday July 22, 2022

(mp3 stream) https://www.w4uvh.net/wor2148.m3u
(mp3 download) https://www.w4uvh.net/wor2148.mp3

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

The shortwave+ broadcasts should be:

0130 UT Friday WRMI 5850 to NW, 7730 to NE
0330 UT Friday WRMI 7780 to SW
1430 UT Friday WRMI 9955 to SSE [jammed by Cuba]
1815 UT Friday IRRS 7290-Bulgaria to WNW, 14580; 1323 & 918?
& 207?-Italy
2030 UT Friday IRRS 1323 & 918? & 207?-Italy
0130 UT Saturday WRMI 9395 to NNW
0400 UT Saturday WBCQ 5130 to WSW
0700 UT Saturday Unique R, Australia 5035-USB or 3210-USB
1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
0030 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to SW
0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315; as late as 0430]
1324vUT Sunday WMRI Europe via Ch 292 Germany 9670
2000 UT Sunday IRRS 1323 & 918? & 207?-Italy
2230 UT Sunday WRMI 5950 to NNW [to be canceled? still July 17]
0030 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to SW
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 6160v Area 51 to WSW
0030 UT Tuesday WRMI 9395 to NNW
2230 UT Tuesday WRMI 9955 to SSE [jammed by Cuba]
2330 UT Tuesday WRMI 9395 to NNW
1000 UT Wednesday Unique R, Australia 5035-USB or 3210-USB
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0030 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S; 9395 to NNW

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

For these noncommercial services, voluntary financial support is much
appreciated; via PayPal not necessarily in US funds, to woradio at
yahoo.com

Or by postal money order or check in US funds on a US bank to:
Glenn Hauser, PO Box 1684, Enid OK 73702 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 9330.191V, July 21 at 0621, WBCQ with WLCR in English,
S8/S9+10 direct. Next check at 1443, 9330.238V, S6-S9 in English. Ivo
says this is WBCQ-6, i.e. the 500 kW SuperStition; how does he know
that? Until latest crash its frequency was not offvarying like all the
`Classic` WBCQ transmitters (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 7570, July 21 at 1446, only this 7 MHz WRMI frequency is on
and JBA S8/S9 vs high noise level, with TOMBS // 9980 WWCR about 10
seconds later. Current grid shows 7570 until 1500*, Saturdays to 1600*
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 1130, July 21 at 1450 UT, KLEY Wellington KS is still
dead-airing, steady daytime groundwave 250 watts. Also vs KWKH at
night, obviously not reduced to licensed one watt (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** U S A. DXMAP shows Es FM DX possibly reaching OK from the east,
July 21 at 1515 UT, so I try the caradio, yet nothing to show but some
tropo-enhanced Kansans:

93.7 at 1520, community bank ad with branches in towns such as
Minneapolis, Ellsworth -- yes, Kansas, not Minnesota. 93.7 anti-Kris
Kobach political ad for Atty General in Republican primary; says he`s
a loser in all his previous runs for other offices, and godforbid a
Democrat should become AG. Salina/Abilene ad, Y-93.7:
KYEZ 93.7 SALINA KS COUNTRY Y93.7 100.0 kW 155.0 m -- 273 km = 170 mi

94.5 at 1523, pro-Kris Kobach for Atty Genl ad, sounds like voiced by
the nauseating Ted Cruz, a non-Kansan; 1526, Dan Holliday from the
Capitol Federal Weather Center, just numbers, no local references! But
ID as ``94.5 Country`` with the most music in a row once it start:
WIBW 94.5 TOPEKA KS COUNTRY 94.5 COUNTRY 100.0 kW 370.0 m WIBW-FM BIG
94.5 COUNTRY! --- 354 km = 220 mi

96.7 at 1525, ``1290 AM, 96-7 FM``, country:
KSOB relays:KMMM-1290 96.7 LARNED KS COUNTRY TRUE COUNTRY - THE MIGHTY
1290 3.0 kW 81.0 m --- 1290 Pratt is mighty commonplace, 5/0.5 kW U4
--- 226 km = 141 mi from Larned (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0024 UT July 22

 

Glenn Hauser log roundup July 14-20, 2022 - corrected  View Printable Version 
Thursday, July 21 2022

Hauser


Please note and spread the word - for those not on a list where my almost-daily all-band but mainly SW log reports appear -- or for those who are but find this a more convenient archive, weekly merged roundups of all these reports in their original form are posted early every UT Thursday via:

http://www.worldofradio.com/Hauserlogs.html

The latest one direct:
https://www.w4uvh.net/ghlogs_2022_0714_0720.txt

73, Glenn Hauser
_______________________________________________ Hauser mailing list Hauser@montreal.kotalampi.com http://montreal.kotalampi.com/mailman/listinfo/hauser

 

Glenn Hauser log roundup July 14-20, 2022  View Printable Version 
Thursday, July 21 2022

Hauser



Please note and spread the word - for those not on a list where my almost-daily all-band but mainly SW log reports appear -- or for those who are but find this a more convenient archive, weekly merged roundups of all these reports in their original form are posted early every UT Thursday via:

http://www.worldofradio.com/Hauserlogs.html

The latest one direct:
https://www.w4uvh.net/ghlogs_2022_0704_0720.txt

73, Glenn Hauser
_______________________________________________ Hauser mailing list Hauser@montreal.kotalampi.com http://montreal.kotalampi.com/mailman/listinfo/hauser

 

Glenn Hauser logs July 19-20, 2022  View Printable Version 
Wednesday, July 20 2022

Hauser
** ANTARCTICA. 15475.98 RCUSB, it`s a Wednesday, July 20, so time to
check for LRA36 which was absent a week ago. Tuned in at 1444 via
Argentine SDR, already on with song, S7/S9; shortly YL greeting for
the 12th program of the 2022 series `Esperanza Audaz`, a ``día muy
especial``; staff names; blows a kiss to all listeners, including via
the 50-station RNA network. 1450 temp is 7, winds 51 kph; sunrise at
09:57 local, sunset missed. Multiple-platform contact info. 1500 ``su
compañía`` ID, song. After 1500 I`m mainly attentive to Afghanistan
documentary on PBS World, about the anti-Soviet Jihad years; but let
it run without trying to understand much of the content. 1504, This
Week in History starting with 18 July 1918 birth of Nelson Mandela.
1516 song about Esperanza; 1519 chat; 1522 contact info again; 1527
long lofi telco interview. At 1533 I see that all four RXs at this
remote are on it, besides me, Gary Pence, `San Antonio` but really
Dallas; and someones in Florence, Italy and Dayton, Oregon. 1550 song.
1554 greeting with reverb, seems sent by a listener. 1601 song, talk,
1613 ID, song; 1629 still chat, 1641 song, 1643 ID with staff names
and off at 1644*. So I had it for exactly two hours.

Gary Pence reports at 1510: ``LRA 36: Hi Glenn, I got on just before
you to already hear LRA36 song in progress at 1440z, I just don't know
when they started. I wasn't able to use KFS SE [antenna] this morning
so I switched over to KPH Point Reyes omni antenna just to hear a
trace.`` And at 1615: ``LRA 36 stuff --- Glenn, I finally got a seat
at KFS SE SDR and was very underwhelmed at the lack of signal; it was
just traces, nothing sustainable. Sounds like they have pretty serious
power regulation issues going on there. Remember in the movie Apollo
13 where the portable cassette deck with very low batteries was
tumbling in that cold capsule? That's just how their audio sounds...``
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** BRAZIL. 4985+, July 20 at 0640, R. Brasil Central is JBA not just
JBA carrier, slightly plus and without 2-receiver matching, seems //
same music and talk on 11815++ which is a bit further off-frequency,
but tolerable (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CANADA [and non]. Immediately after compiling my July 18 FMDX
report on July 19, DXMAPS show the MUF finally into FM band to here as
it`s transitioning into UT July 20, so out to the garaged car thru the
heat dropping slightly around 100. Standard provisos as introducing
previous reports.

96.7 at 2359, hard rock, a couple dropouts to dead air for a few
seconds; ``The Rock Station, KLT`` VG but fades out by 2400. Searching
96.7 Slogan field on KLT gets no hits since DB has it as KL:T with a
:colon: spurious punxuation? It is:
WRGZ 96.7 ROGERS CITY MI CLASSIC ROCK KL:T THE ROCK STATION 42.0 kW
162.0 m WKLT 97.5 & WBCM 93.5 & WGRZ 96.7 Rock //WKLT 97.5 & WBCM 93.5
--- I had heard 97.5 & 93.5 ones July 2. WRGZ: 1537 km = 935 mi

Now it`s UT July 20:

95.3 at 0003, hard rock overrides KOKC translator, gone before any ID

94.3 at 0005, outro NPR News, CCI KS, ``Inspired`` program. Strong
fade-ins. A bit of ``Kix on Route 66`` song and talking about the PBS
show `Great Muslim-American Road Trip`, another episode of which is
coming up tonight and I am watching it as I write after 0200.

WTFDA FM DB Search funxion does not apply to all fields, just 10 major
ones, not including Mode or Remarks. Otherwise one must display an
entire frequency file on one page - pick 500 to be sufficient.
Searching entire 94.3 USA file on NPR gets WCMV and 2 other hits: WZAI
Brewster MA; and K232AM, China Lake CA translator of Nevada PR and
presumably National PR. We can rule those out!

Also the MODE column where HD sometimes appears even more rarely is
labeled mono (but $ tereo must be understood, u.o.s.). Such is the case
with WZAI.

A drawback of this DB is that there is no column/field for NETWORK! I
still would like to know for sure all the NPR affils on 94.3. Of
course, these days, many stations, commercial or not, are affiliated
with more than one, even multiple nets. E.g. an NPR is probably, but
not necessarily, also getting shows from APR and PRX.

At the main website https://www.npr.org/ there is no obvious link to a
simple list of stations and frequencies! But the first thing they want
to set up is *your* NPR station after which nothing else matters,
driving financial support thataway.

However a broader search leads to this roster by state and city,
https://legacy.npr.org/stations/pdf/nprstations.pdf
but why ``legacy``? Implying it is historical rather than up to date??
Aha, abottom it`s dated JUNE 2013! BTW I do not see a single
translator-style call! Tho surely there be many. The 94.9 KOSU relay
in Ponca City doesn`t make this list!

There I can anyway search on 94.3 and get only 2 hits: of course,
non-comms 92+ are a rarity and thus should be outstanding.

Per this we have: WBTN-FM Bennington VT, and WZAI-FM Brewster MA - but
no station in Leland MI! Another oddity is that every single callsign
is suffixed -FM, which is not always the case. Except for the few AMs,
where there should NOT ever be any -AM suffix.

How about this?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_NPR_stations
Hopefully uptodate, but admittedly incomplete:

``List of NPR stations From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia ---
The following is a list of full-power non-commercial educational radio
stations in the United States broadcasting programming from National
Public Radio (NPR), which can be sorted by their call signs,
frequencies, band, city of license and state. HD Radio subchannels and
low-power translators are not included. ``

BTW, Wikipedia also linx to the 2013 NPR page, so I guess there is
nothing more recent from NPR itself.

I do not see any way to sort by frequency, but can search the whole
page on 94.3, which gets us 4:

KBYI Rexburg ID -- o yeah, I DXed that one recently
WZAI Brewster MA
WCMV-FM Leland MI!
WBTN-FM Bennington VT

Anyhow, only MI is in today`s PTA:
WCMV-FM 94.3 LELAND MI NEWS/CLASSICAL CMU PUBLIC RADIO 20.5 kW
233.0 m NPR --- 1399 km = 869 mi

WCMV would be relaying WCMU. Own website can`t locate own program
sked! But it does find this show at the time I heard it, 8 pm [EDT]
Tuesday, claiming to be only PR show exclusively about religion:
https://radio.wcmu.org/show/inspired
I had never run across it on any other station.

93.5 at 0012, CCI with Kansas, ad for an adventure park,
urbanairsudbury.com Website really leads to:
https://www.urbanair.com/ontario-sudbury/
so it`s certainly:
CIGM-FM 93.5 SUDBURY ON CAN CONTEMPORARY HIT RADIO HOT 93.5 100.0 kWH
43.0 kWV 150.0 m horiz only THE NEW HOT 93.5 FM Top 40 --- 1794 km =
1115 mi

95.1 at 0014, French Canadian conversation overrides KS/OK stations,
0018-0020 VG peak, then fadeout; certainly this near Sudbury PTA:
CBON-FM-17 relays:CBON-FM 98.1 95.1 NORTH BAY ON CAN French NEWS/TALK
ICI RADIO-CANADA PREMIERE 100.0 kW 145.0 m horiz only --- There are
four others, all in far Québec and N-B, low power except for CBF-FM
itself in Montréal. 1884 km = 1171 mi

93.9 at 0023, some rock music DX tries to overcome dead air from
presumed KIMY but can`t make it. Of course I cannot manipulate
antenna

93.1 at 0025, ``93 K-Rock``. No hits unless you ditch the hyphen for a
space; there it is again as in two previous openings this summer. This
and other stations are rather lax about whether to include the number
after the decimal in slogan IDs:
WIMK 93.1 IRON MOUNTAIN MI ROCK 93.1 K ROCK 100.0 kW 180.0 m --- 1331
km = 827 mi

96.7 at 0030, praise rock, soon CCI from another rock, both fade 0031;
hard rock in & out again at 0033, as I quit.

94.5 at 0058, another quick check in toohotcar, some rock here may be
skip. After that MUF falls (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. 1520 kHz, July 20 at 1704 UT, KOKC is OFF! In FMDX
bandscan across 95.3 I check for // to the translator, but nothing on
1520. This may mean that refurbishing their 50 kW direxional license
is finally underway. If off tonight maybe a DX opportunity; but back
on at 1858 check (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. 92.3, July 20 at 1706 UT, Dan Bongino show is restarting
on usual fringe signal, so now sure it`s KMZE Woodward, altho neither
station nor show will confirm such a hookup. Bandscanning for Es DX
but none showing in next 18 minutes (Glenn Hauser, Enid, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. 93.9, July 20 at 1705 UT, KIMY Watonga is back in
business with gospel music instead of dead air (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** UKRAINE [non]. 7730, July 20 at 0502-0508, UR1 via WRMI, VG into
Maryland, 2 minutes of UU before English `Ukraine: Security Issue`
including at least 353 Ukrainian children killed by the Russians;
strixe against Vinnitsa civilians, far from any military target;
losses in Russian war equipment (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2147 monitoring: ``From: Richard Lemke, St.
Albert, Alberta, Canada, the desk of Richard’s listening Post, Radio:
JRC NRD-535 HF, Antenna: random long wires in the trees. Dear Glenn:
World of Radio, monitoring and confirming the latest for #2147,
shorter week family concerns and Summer laziness, WRMI:

9395, 0144, 0159 static QRN, 0159, July 16 UTC 2022 [Sat]
9395, static, 0042, 0045, 0059, 0159 [sic], July 19 UTC 2022 [Tue]
9955, static QRN, heard on FM Creek website, 2259, 9955 kHz, July 19
UTC 2022 [Tue]
9395, 2330, lost time forget, 2359, July 19 UTC 2022 [Tue]
5850, just heard start of program, 1030, July 20 UTC 2022 [Wed]
Good listening, Richard, July 20, 2022``

Also confirmed into Maryland SDR, Tuesday July 19 at 2330 on WRMI
9395, S8/S9+10. Next:

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

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

For these noncommercial services, voluntary financial support is much
appreciated; thanks this week to Kari Kallio, Lahti, Finland, for some
tuki via PayPal not necessarily originally in US funds, to woradio at
yahoo.com

One may also contribute by postal money order or check in US funds on
a US bank to:
Glenn Hauser, PO Box 1684, Enid OK 73702 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. Some Michigan FM DX logs included under CANADA [and non]

UNIDENTIFIED. 7405 approx., July 20 at 0643, rapid series of 13 beeps
back and forth from slightly differing offsets. Suspect Cuban jammer
transmitters playing around. I count 13, no more, no less, about 5 or
6 different times; then they stop (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 2039 UT July 20

 

Glenn Hauser logs July 18-19, 2022  View Printable Version 
Wednesday, July 20 2022

Hauser
** BRAZIL. 4985+, July 19 at 0634, JBA carrier a smidge on high side
vs heavy RTTY circa 4987. Presumed R Brasil Central reactivated but
never any good here unlike 11815v (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** BRAZIL. 9664.888, July 19 at 0643, RVM S4/S7 with hymn, almost back
to nominal 9665 after many months drifting upward to 9667 and jumping
lately almost to 9675; so they are finally trying to normalize. What
next? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CANADA. 7850, July 19 at 0628, CHU is JBA on its lower sideband,
mainly on the USB with carrier reduced. Someone found this unusual,
but I had not paid attention to the LSB otherwise. Too much noise to
discern if 3330 be likewise (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 6100, July 19 at 0631, RHC is S9+20/30 in wrong language
Spanish while 5040 is off; while English remains on 6060
undermodulated with hum, S9/+20; at 0632, English also 6165, S9+10/20.
Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** EGYPT. 9439.995, July 19 at 2202, R. Cairo English very distorted
with hum but somewhat readable, S9+35/45 into UTwente. Something`s
always egregious in Egypt (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** MADAGASCAR. 17530 & 17790, July 19 at 0629, JBA relay signals still
making it here in the summer nightmiddle, but nothing higher-latitude
on 16m (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** MALDIVES [non]. 11620, July 19 at 1524, Voice of Martyrs Korea,
S6/S9 with Christian stuff in English; is there ever any Dhivehi any
more? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** MEXICO. When looking up DX stuff on the WTFDA FM Database, I
curiously search on language:English for all of MEXICO, and get only
four hits, all border stations in TJ obviously for the foreign market.
What about other border cities? And remember when deep inside XEland,
at least the DF had an English station, at least on AM, XEVIP 1560? Is
there some law against it? There are certainly pockets of EE expats in
DF, Cholula and elsewhere who could/should be served. Contrast with
all the SS stations happily funxioning in the EUA.

XHITZ-FM 90.3 TIJUANA BC MEX HD English RHYTHMIC CHR Z 90.3 93.12 kW
184.6 m 32-30-13 117-02-42 TODAY'S MUSIC IS ON Z90 Top 40
XETRA-FM 91.1 TIJUANA BC MEX HD English ROCK 91X 100.0 kW 145.8 m
32-30-22 117-02-20 Rock
XHRM-FM 92.5 TIJUANA BC MEX HD English HOT AC MAGIC 92.5 100.0 kW
200.0 m 32-30-13 117-02-42 You're listening to 92.5 San Diego Rhythm
and Blues
XHRST-FM 107.7 TIJUANA BC MEX English/Spanish RHYTHMIC CHR MAS FLO
10.0 kW 197.56 m 32-29-02 117-03-16 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** MEXICO. Many FM DX logs July 18 are integrated into the
chronological-order report under USA [and non]

** OKLAHOMA. Some nearby FM info is included in July 18 FMDX report
under USA [and non]

** TURKEY. 9830.021, July 19 at 2203, VOT English is not only on the
air but VG S9+40 with some hum into UTwente (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** UKRAINE [non]. 7730, July 19 at 0500-0508, `Ukraine: Security
Issue` another war report from UR1 reconfirmed via WRMI (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2147 monitoring: confirmed Tuesday
July 19 at 2230 on WRMI 9955, VG S7/S9 into Maryland SDR and no
jamming audible, yet. Next:

2330 UT Tuesday WRMI 9395 to NNW
1000 UT Wednesday Unique R, Australia 5035-USB or 3210-USB
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0030 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S; 9395 to NNW

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

For these noncommercial services, voluntary financial support is much
appreciated; thanks this week to Kari Kallio, Lahti, Finland, for some
tuki via PayPal not necessarily originally in US funds, to woradio at
yahoo.com

One may also contribute by postal money order or check in US funds on
a US bank to:
Glenn Hauser, PO Box 1684, Enid OK 73702 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 9330.160, July 19 at 0638, WLCR/WBCQ still off-frequency,
S7/S9 in English with presumed non-super transmitter.

9330.118, July 19 at 1515, now it`s here in English, S6/S8 (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. Another big sporadic E opening, MONDAY JULY 18,
from rare Cuba, across Mexico, later bits of FL and NC --- mixed with
simultaneous tropo or extended groundwave at midday from KS, NE, into
SD! Heaviest tropo blob around the NE/IA/MN/SD 4-state area, but we
are supposedly on the edge or beyond area of minimal enhancement.

All u.o.s. on Nissan 2004 stock caradio parked in hottening garage,
vertical fender antenna only, no RDS, no even-frequency side-tuning,
no internet access until later research. No recordings. All logged in
real time by my own ears on own receiver, no remotes to compare with
streams. All times UT in chronological order. PTA = probable target
area. I am not counting stations, states or anything and not in
competition. Rather, each DX log is a potential learning experience.
Some are presumed or circumstantial, and any correxions or help with
IDing are very welcome. Distances approx., city-of-license to Enid,
not site to site, from distancefromto.net

94.9 at 1533, first sign of Es is Spanish here, 1545 super-hype voice
actor (SHVA) probably with ID/slogan but in a fade. Based on 1557
subsequent 99.3 log definitely Cancún, I suspect this from same PTA:
XHPBCQ-FM relay of:91.3 XHFAJ 94.9 CANCUN QROO HD ADULT CONTEMPORARY
ALFA RADIO 25.0 kW 34.8 m La Z 94.9 MHZ --- 2002 km = 1244 stmi

97.1 at 1535, algo English talk; must be DX as normally nothing
audible adjacent strong local 96.9. I do note that Tulsans on 95.5,
96.5, 97.5 are enhanced.

93.9 at 1556, and for many hours later chex, dead air in $ tereo from
strong semi-local signal, never overcome by DX tho occasionally traces
of it. Obviously KIMY Watonga, `The Gospel Station`. It`s dropped to
dead air several times before. I checked but no RDS which would have
been helpful when DXing DA. Finally found on website that `network` HQ
is in Fitzhugh OK, another place never heard of before, just SW of
Ada. Several of their stations are in more southern OK, with KIMY an
outlier, perhaps least noticed and hardest to maintain fed. Obviously,
would-be listener(s) not bombarding HQ with pleas to get their station
back! By next day July 19 at 1803 check, KIMY is OFF. I also tried to
notify radio-locator via webform that the KIMY Enid 93.1 translator
has been gone for years, but it failed as format is not set up to
recognize such correxions.
KIMY 93.9 WATONGA OK SOUTHERN GOSPEL THE GOSPEL STATION 6.0 kW 99.0 m
35-54-19 98-23-12 All your gospel favorites Religious Music --- 86
km = 54 mi

99.3 at 1557, Spanish CCI with Ponca, Locura? FM ID, ads, for Cancún
at a certain km on a road, 1559 definite Locura FM ID; except they
misspell it deliberately; going to K`s a bigthing among the Mexies:
XHCQR-FM 99.3 CANCÚN QROO ADULT HITS LOKURA FM 3.0 kW 85.67 kW ---
2002 km = 1244 mi

95.5 at 1603, ``Super Hits K###, Dodge City``; anything on 95.5 tough
against local 95.7 so we also have tropo enhancement from north/west:
KAHE 95.5 DODGE CITY KS CLASSIC HITS SUPER HITS 95.5 - 1470 100.0 kW
176.0 m // KSMM-1470 --- 243 km = 151 mi

94.5 at 1604, Mexmx; 1608 SS ads by SHVA; no guesses; another at 1725

92.3 at 1605, Spanish YL CCI to KMZE?

92.3 at 1605, Dan Bongino far-right talkshow opening, says he`s in
Florida, but it`s national, live from noon ET. Can`t find any
affiliate list on website. Suspect KMZE Woodward OK but no sked there
either. Broad search on show and frequency leads only to WIZM in
Wisconsin, doubtful with no other DX from around there, no PTA.

99.3 at 1610, praise music in English mixing with Spanish-language

94.5 at 1614, ``morning, noon and night, your station, Mix 94``. No
such station in Es PTAs, rather:
KSKL 94.5 SCOTT CITY KS ADULT CONTEMPORARY MIX 94 100.0 kW 93.0 m
Southwest Kansas Best Variety Mix 94 Soft Rock
Also at 1624, Garden City ad, bigger city about 40 miles south --- 335
km = 208 mi

94.9 at 1615, testimonial from positive listener to KJLT:
KJLT-FM 94.9 NORTH PLATTE NE CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN KING JESUS LIVES
TODAY 100.0 kW 230.0 m Title & Artist ON LIFE 94.9 KJLT | THANKS FOR
YOUR SUPPORT ON KJLT/KJTF | LISTEN KJLT.ORG 308-532-5515 Religious
Music --- 583 km = 362 mi

93.7 at 1616, Abilene ad, anti-mosquito, Saline County Health Dept..
Totally over KSPI Stillwater OK:
KYEZ 93.7 SALINA KS COUNTRY Y93.7 100.0 kW 155.0 m -- 273 km = 170 mi

100.3 at 1618, ag interview about leaf infexions, fungicide, mention
Henderson, Central Valley Ag = cvagcoop.com, Prairie Village
residential center?, 563-4213, pvrc.net, Antelope County Fair,
antelopecofair.com, NEBRASKA, Points West Community Bank, Fullerton
branch. This one holds up more than the rest: at 1630, weather from
KZ-100, Columbus ads. 1717, (402) AC, Columbus Culligan, Wayne County
Fair. 1825, Antelope County Fair. Never hrd CoL mentioned, but
obviously this between Grand Island and Columbus; Antelope County is
north of there and NW of Norfolk:
KZEN 100.3 CENTRAL CITY NE COUNTRY KZ-100 100.0 kW 562.0 m NEBRASKA'S
BIGGEST FM KZ-100 --- 525 km = 326 mi

97.5 at 1623, northeast Nebraska news, weather. ``97-5 KEXL`` dominant
rather than Alva OK Werewolf. 1647 ments. Norfolk NE, KEXL.com?:
KEXL 97.5 PIERCE NE ADULT CONTEMPORARY LITE ROCK 97.5 50.0 kW 142.0 m
97-5 KEXL More Music, More Variety Adult Hits --- 628 km = 390 mi

107.7 at 1625, KRXO OKC has CCI, unusual, one of two 100 kW, either:
KGCR 107.7 GOODLAND KS CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN/RELIGIOUS TEACHING
TRI-STATE PRAISE 107.7 100.0 kW 136.0 m --- 470 km = 292 mi
OR more likely:
KSYZ-FM 107.7 GRAND ISLAND NE ADULT HITS 107.7 THE ISLAND 100.0 kW
280.0 m --- 505 km = 314 mi

107.9 at 1625, talk about COVID rates not so bad, hospitals lie! No
talkers in NE, likely this but mixed up info, surely not classic hits
now with a mis-name like this:
KZRS 107.9 GREAT BEND KS USA CLASSIC HITS THE PATRIOT 107.9 99.0 kW
277.0 m The Patriot The Patriot Talk --- 239 km = 148 mi

103.9 at 1629 in MONO, KHYM plugging self for Focus on the Family;
Garden City. KHYM has translators into OK, but this is flagship:
KHYM 103.9 COPELAND KS SOUTHERN GOSPEL PRAISE & ENCOURAGEMENT 100.0 kW
229.0 m --- Copeland is SE of G.C. --- 276 km = 171 mi

92.1 at 1635, Spanish rock, CCI, tel. number given only once; Mexican
ads may repeat phones but so rapidly that my digit span cannot retain
them! Probably CDMX like next log; later 92.1 will be Mazatlán.
Besides 16 others, this in PTA:
XHFO-FM 92.1 CD. DE MÉXICO CDMX HD CONTEMPORARY HIT RADIO RADIO DISNEY
100.0 kW 134.0 m 'KHFO Radio Disney XFM - ELEVA TUS XPECTATIVAS ---
1890 km = 1174 mi

92.9 at 1636, Spanish ballad, romantic music, ``La Kebuena 92.9``,
song about ``el último viernes``. Only Mex spelt any way is:
XEQ-FM 92.9 CD. DE MÉXICO CDMX REGIONAL MEXICAN KE BUENA 79.07 kW
214.0 m 92.9 FM LA KEBUENA Country --- 1890 km = 1174 mi
altho there is one Unitedstatesian, possible Es but unlikely:
KROM 92.9 SAN ANTONIO TX REGIONAL MEXICAN QUE BUENA 92.9 45.0 kW 412.0
m --- 777 km = 483 mi

93.1 at 1640, Stockville, Frontier County Fair, Minden ads. ``93.1 The
River``. These are on the outskirts of:
KRVN-FM 93.1 LEXINGTON NE HD COUNTRY 93.1 THE RIVER 100.0 kW 271.2 m
--- 514 km = 319 mi

105.5 at 1644, Enid translator is OFF! Would be helpful for DX but
only traces of fringe signals remain, nor anything but OKies on 105.3,
105.7. This is at an antenna-farm residence across from NWOSU campus
on the east end of real Enid, not North Enid:
K288FX relays:KYLV 88.9 105.5 NORTH ENID OK CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN
K-LOVE 0.25 kW 0.0 [sic] m 36-23-57 97-52-48
Next day July 19 at 1803 is back on but with some clix

1650-1658 UT July 18 I take an R&R break, back just in time for:::

96.7 FM, July 17 at 1646 UT, lexure in Spanish; 1658 song with refrain
``Guajira``. 1659, ``Rebelde, La Habana, Emisora de la Revolución;
1700 ``Noticiero Nacional de Radio``. 1711 still in with Cuban
mentions, national weather summary, 1713 ``NN de R`` program ID again,
``en AM, FM y Onda Corta``.

Cuban FM DX is rare here, mostly too far for single-hop sporadic E,
but Habana is possible at 2095 km = 1302 miles, and westward. WTFDA FM
Database has three Rebeldes on 96.7, Bayamo and Moa too far, but this
must be:

CMBA-FM 96.7 CD. HABANA CH NEWS/TALK/VARIETY RADIO REBELDE 1.0 kWH 0.0
kWV 100.0 m HAAT 23-07-16 82-18-54 REBELDE Tx site Loma de la
Cruz/Regla
There are three other non-Rebelde 96.7s, one further west, R Mantua,
but presumably would not be RR relayers at midday. Only 1 kW
horizontal only, not very impressive for a flagship!?

Meanwhile I am hunting for other Cubans! Only one possibility:
99.1, July 17 at 1703, some CCI in Spanish. Besides two low-power
translators, this is the only full-power, and same site as 96.7:
CMBF-FM 99.1 CD. HABANA CH CLASSICAL/OPERA/ARTS RADIO MUSICAL NACIONAL
8.0 kWH only 100.0 m 23-07-16 82-18-54 RADIO TAINO Tx site Loma de la
Cruz/Regla --- R. Taíno is in the ``PS Info`` column, not sure what
that mean in practice.

101.9 at 1705, CCI to KTST OKC, unusual: mentions First National Bank;
Long Island; agbank.bank; baseball sports update by rapid announcer
with poor enunciation; ments Goddard; 1709 ``101-9 The Bull``. There
are two other The Bulls on 101.9 in Amarillo TX and Emmett ID, but
obviously this:
KKQY 101.9 HILL CITY KS COUNTRY 101.9 THE BULL 97.0 kW 303.0 m
Why name your station for an ill-tempered beast? Masculinity!! BTW,
101.9 KTST The Twister, OKC, was originally KFNB, as in First National
Bank. --- 329 km = 204 mi

102.1 at 1710, Conklin? Care, Capital Federal; something on North
Federal, i.e. Wichita, and what a coincidence, adjacent geographically
and frequencially, another The Bull!:
KZSN 102.1 HUTCHINSON KS HD COUNTRY 102.1 THE BULL 100.0 kW 313.0 m
--- 187 km = 116 mi

93.5 at 1715, Lane County Fairgrounds event, Emporia State news. Lane
County is SW of Hayes, so only my regular fringer:
KKDT 93.5 BURDETT KS COUNTRY MY COUNTRY 93.5 95.0 kW 304.8 m --- 248
km = 154 mi

94.5 at 1725, Spanish YLs, JBA; other unIDs at 1604, 1902

95.3 at 1735, KOKC translator has CCI, east Highway 2 in Broken Bow,
Nebraska [OK also has a smaller Broken Bow, in the SE corner]:
KBBN-FM 95.3 BROKEN BOW NE CLASSIC ROCK THE THUNDERBIRD 30.0 kW 174.9
m REAL ROCK THE THUNDERBIRD KBBN BROKEN BOW --- 561 km = 349 mi

97.3 at 1738, Sioux Falls ad; could a Nebraskan do that? There are
stations in Aurora, KRGY east of Grand Island; and in Blair, KOBM
north of Omaha; but there is really a SxFs station! At 1740 vs Ags
CCI, Casino ad for Sioux Falls, 98-degree weather, 1741 singing ID I
copy as KKIZ, but really:
KKRC-FM 97.3 SIOUX FALLS SD CLASSIC HITS 100.0 kW 259.7 m Song/Artist
on MIX 97-3 Adult Hits --- 801 km = 498 mi: max tropo this opening

97.3 at 1738, Spanish rap by Es overtakes South Dakota by tropo!
``97.3, La Estación de 6 Canciones Continuas`` -- no WTFDA DB hits on
that slogan, but broad search leads to this blaring FB page:

https://es-la.facebook.com/ExaAguascalientes/photos/a.361517680661282/2601853103294384/?type=3
XHAGC-FM 97.3 AGUASCALIENTES AGS TEEN HITS - JUVENIL EXA FM 14.0
kW -6.17 m [BELOW average terrain; but guess unimpeded to the north]
--- 1669 km = 1037 mi

99.5 at 1743, SS CCI mentions pestos, Guadalajara, 99, corazón. Could
corazón be station name? No such hits at WTFDA DB, but heart fits with
format, but beware, there are 15 other X`s and we also hear an ad
later elsewhere for Farmacias Guadalajara: Likely tho in PTA:
XHLS-FM 99.5 GUADALAJARA JAL ROMANTICA ROMANCE 28.39 kW 149.0 m ---
1827 km = 1135 mi

95.3 at 1752, Hayes ads; 1755, ``95-3 The Cowboy``, home of Sean
Hannity, BOO! Overcomes KOKC translator, the best one out of OKC, must
be on high tower. Wakeeney about 30 miles WNW of Hayes on 1-70:
KWKN 95.3 WAKEENEY KS TALK/SPORTS 95.3 THE COWBOY 100.0 kW 158.0 m ---
341 km = 212 mi

94.5 at 1757, strong rock in English, 1800 ``WARO, Naples-Fort Myers,
classic rock, The Arrow``. Florida! Opening from there if any obscured
by all the Mexicans and Nebraskans, etc. Tho had CUBA an hour before:
WARO 94.5 NAPLES FL CLASSIC ROCK 94.5 THE ARROW 99.0 kW 311.0 m ---
1902 km = 1182 mi

93.7 at 1801, English rock overcome by Spanish CCI, ad in pesos,
``Aarón García en Punto`` reports from a noisy venue. Broad search
leads to lots of hits about a newscaster at Radiorama Nayarit, and
this chex as a Radiorama station:
XHTEY-FM 93.7 TEPIC NAY REGIONAL MEXICAN FIESTA MEXICANA 10.0 kW 222.4
m --- 1788 km = 1111 mi

93.3 at 1803, SS CCI to OKC, ``La nueva nueva 99.3``, noticiero, TC as
1:04 plus others. I am certain he said 99.3, not 93.3! Must have
slipped digits. 1805, CCI with FL below, ads mention Durango; 1808
correctly ``La Nueva 93.3, noticiero de la gente``:
XHPNVO-FM 93.3 EL SALTO DGO HD GRUPERA LA NUEVA 93.3 6.0 kW 101.2 m
--- 1575 km = 979 mi

93.3 at 1805, ``93-3 FLT`` as I copy YL IID, rock/country mixing with
Durango, but really:
WFLZ-FM 93.3 TAMPA FL HD CONTEMPORARY HIT RADIO 93.3 FLZ 97.0 kW 472.0
m 93-3FLZ Addjar Levine 1-800-747-FREE Accident Attorneys Top 40
[listing refers to ads on the RDS?] --- 1725 km = 1072 mi

92.9 at 1809, two Spanish songs mixing, one maybe still XEQ as above

92.1 at 1810, romantic music in Spanish; 1812, ``Éxitos todo el día,
sólo en Lupe``, ads, addresses, Teatro Ángel Peralta, mention Sinaloa
and then Mazatlán. So now the X opening has traversed from SE Mexico
to the NW coast.
XHPMAZ-FM 92.1 MAZATLÁN SIN MEX HD Spanish ADULT HITS LA LUPE 25.0
25.0 99.1 99.1 23-12-04 106-25-37 9210 --- 1681 km = 1044 mi

93.1 at 1810, Spanish ads

94.1 at 1816, Spanish conversation about deportes. At 1828 when it`s
98 in the shade, I QRX for R&R, lunch of jambalaya with extra okra and
mushrooms, yum! On the DX-398 by lunchtable, only DX signal it still
gets is 94.1: 1836 ads with 4-tone sounders, ``Farmacia Guadalajara``
ad at its 80th anniversary, pronounces ``HD Radio`` in English, more
Spanish music; 1846 YL DJ with 1:46 time, dance music, 1849 SS ID
sounds like ``Cool 94.1``. Trying spellings Cul, Kul, Cool, Kool, no
hits in Mex, and that Farmacia operates all over beyond the city of
Guadalajara; anyhow there are no 94.1s in that Jalisco city. A
mystery! Only Cool 94.1 in USA English is WXBJ-LP in Massachusetts, no
way. At 1853, promo for show ``Buenos Días, 8 a 9 de la mañana`` -- a
bit too generic to try any searching. ?? km = mi

91.3 at 1822, CCI, one about T-storm weather, one suptorted. Got to be
DX, as normally nothing audible against local 91.1. You may notice
that I report hardly anything below 92 MHz, which you would expect to
be more subject to Es than 92+. I do scan 87.7-91.9 periodically but
have found hardly anything on the NCE band clogged with gospel huxters
and only two genuine secular public radio stations. A few `open`
channels suffer heavy ACI from both sides: 89.5, 89.9, 90.7.

94.1 at 1836, CCI to mystery Spanish above, from a K-LOVE station. DB
shows none nearby, in FL, or any other PTA, just one at full-power:
WWLV 94.1 LEXINGTON NC HD CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN K-LOVE 100.0 kW 355.0
m K-LOVE Song/Artist Adult Hits --- 1582 km = 983 mi

92.7 at 1900, back on the caradio, .mx PSA probably from Mexican
government; music

94.5 at 1902, Spanish JBA, Mex news mentions AMLO. By 1910 opening has
died out, no more DX.

96.3 at 1942, rock music on the DX-398, unlikely anything nearby. I
then log some beacons on the 10m hamband, widely dispersed.
Fortunately? No FM DX reaching here July 19 so I can complete
researching and writing this report only one day later.

At 2208 it`s 109.8 in the shade here, officially near-record 112 F so
just as well to stay where there be AC! out of the DX car (Glenn
Hauser, Enid OK, WOR)

** VANUATU. 11835, 7890, 7260, July 19 at 0627 still no signals from
RV (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 2326 UT July 19

 

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