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Glenn Hauser logs July 19-20, 2021  View Printable Version 
Wednesday, July 21 2021

Hauser
** CHINA. 12500, July 20 at 1411, JBA Chinese from CNR1 jammer, but
none found higher in the 12s or WOOB 13s (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CONGO. Re the JBA carrier I had on 6115, July 19 at 0531, when a
reactivated Congo could propagate, but not Japan that early, Ron
Howard replies, ``Hi Glenn, July 20 - Confirmed my comments for 6115
kHz. Checking around 0525 UT and found no carrier at all here on the
Calif. coast; 0606, noted carrier, but no audio (suspect Japan); 0650,
pop songs from Japan starting to fade up; at 0730, fair reception of
Japan. 6055 was broadcasting today. Ron``

Alan Pennington, July 20 on the BDXC-UK iog: ``Radio Congo Brazzaville
has been heard again on 6115 kHz on 19th July with recording: "Radio
Congo. Brazzaville, Republic of #Congo. 6115 kHz frequency. Signal
captured on the north coast of RS, on July 19, 2021, at 3:04 am."
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LFj_IlmLjMc
(Carlos Latuff @LatuffCartoons on Twitter July 19, translated from
Portuguese) RS presumably Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil and time 3.04 am
is local time in Brazil (UTC -3?) so heard at 0604 UT?

A Radio Congo technician had written to Christoph Ratzer that this
frequency (6115) was no longer used - see DX News in April 2021
Communication (page 28). 73 Alan``

Jorge Freitas, Bahia, replies: ``Listening now at 1600 UT in South
Africa's SDR in 6115. African music, male voiceover. The signal is
weak. Carlos Latuff does not inform if UT or local time (0604 UT)
https://youtu.be/iF-zGj7z5GU
73 Jorge Freitas Local time -3 UT Feira de Santana, Bahia 12°14´S
38°58´W - Brasil Tecsun PL-660, XHDATA Antenna Delta Loop and LW 20
meters``

Manuel Méndez, Lugo, Spain, replies: ``Heard via SDR Kiwi remote
receiver in South Greece and weaker in Reinante, North West of Spain.
CONGO, 6115, Radio Congo, Brazzaville, 1800-1830*, 20-07, French, ID.
"Radio Congo", news, mentioned a lot of times "Le Congo", "le
patrimonie culturel du Congo", "Les Congolais", end of news and closed
at its usual time, 1830. 25322.

From 1815-1830*, 20-07, heard in Reinante, North West of Spain, Tecsun
PL-880, cable antenna, 8 meters, very weak signal, best on LSB, but
improving due to sunset proximity here. 15321`` (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** CUBA. 6100, July 20 at 0618, RHC English humbuzzy transmitter is
here instead of usual 6060, which is off. How fortunate to maintain
this by substitute! Both Aoki and EiBi show both from Bauta. 6165 is
OK but undermodulated; 6000 is also off; and 5040 is in Spanish.
Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 15140, July 20 at 1412, RHC music is S9/+10 but suptorted ---
wiggle that patchcord! // 15230 is OK but undermodulated. Something`s
always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** KASHMIR [non]. 15170, July 20 at *1459.3 via UTwente tuned in
earlier, big S9+20 carrier pops on, and modulation from 1500, JIP
music, Urdu talk, brief deadair break. Another Tuesday, so it`s
another Kashmir Civitas clandestine. Crosstalk briefly at 1501 from
something in Slavic? But Arthur Pozner says it`s Romanian. I listen to
whole thing, strumming background, catching occasional English words
evidently needed for concepts inexpressible in Urdu? Occupation,
repression, bunker. Like last week at 1528 cuts to rock song in
English before turned off at 1529* (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** PHILIPPINES. 9410, July 20 at 1417, Korean at S9/+10, best
extracontinental signal on band, i.e. VOA Tinang aimed at us far
beyond Koreas (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. TOMBS: See USA: WWCR; twice

** SPAIN. 17855, Monday July 19 at 2301, REE English good S9 but some
deep fades to S3, opens with only a minute of news, then feature about
an exhibition in Madrid of the art of Georgia O`Keeffe. Justin Coe
interview with Marta Ruiz, curator of the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum.

I thought they were saying ``Titian`` but Thyssen, near El Prado, is
the museo exhibiting Georgia until August 8:
https://www.museothyssen.org/en/exhibitions/georgia-okeeffe

``The museum is presenting the first retrospective in Spain on Georgia
O’Keeffe (1887-1986). Through a selection of approximately 90 works
visitors enter the pictorial universe of a creative figure considered
one of the leading representatives of 20th century American art.

The exhibition offers a complete survey of O’Keeffe’s career, ranging
from the works produced between 1910 and 1920 that made her a pioneer
of abstraction to her celebrated flower paintings and views of New
York, which led to her recognition as one of the key figures in modern
American art, and culminating with her paintings of New Mexico that
arose from her fascination with the landscape and cultural mix
characteristic of that remote region.

Georgia O’Keeffe is organized by the Museo Nacional
Thyssen-Bornemisza, the Centre Pompidou and the Fondation Beyeler, in
partnership with the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe, New Mexico.
After it has been seen in Madrid, the exhibition travels to Paris and
Basel.``

They had been working for years to bring this about, and despite
delays and concerns about COVID, it is now underway, thanks to loans
from the O`Keefe museum in Santa Fe --- which I have visited, and
others. It was quite a task to get it all safely shipped. Thyssen
museum had only five O`Keefes. The artist had visited Spain twice in
1953 & 1954 but felt her western all-American art would not be
appreciated in Europe. Discussed not only her erotic flowers and
skulls but the whole range of her long career (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 28300-CW, July 20 at 2157, E marker and DE KF4MS/B; per WJ5O
roster is:
28.300 KF4MS C TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA # 100W, VERTICAL reactivated 26
Sept 10, power adj 21 Feb 16 --- That`ll have to do as sporadic E MUF
lacked the FM band today upon several chex. His QRZ.com page:

``KF4MS USA flag USA --- DENNIS R AINSWORTH, Tallahassee, FL 32310 USA
--- Rick Ainsworth, KF4MS (Advanced Class). I own and operate the
Templar Beacon aka "Florida Ten Meter Beacon, on 28.300 MHz",
(24/7/365) currently at 10 watts using dedicated beacon design by
AA7DJ, Valadimir Skyrpnik. It's an All in One, Keyer and Transmitter
unit up to a Solarcon vertical antenna at 33 feet. I have been a
beacon owner/operator since 1982`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2095 monitoring: confirmed Tuesday July 20 at
1330 on WRMI 15770, JBA S7; following at least two canned IDs at 1329.
Despite Jeff Bezos trying to upstage me. Next:

1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S

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

Our non-commercial broadcasts and website depend on voluntary
support: thanks this week to Peter Jones in East Sussex for a
contribution via PayPal, not necessarily in US funds, to
woradio at yahoo.com

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

** U S A. 4840, July 20 at 0617, dead air again from this WWCR on
S9+30 carrier, no TOMBS but 3215 and 5890 remain nominal along with
5935 DGS. Why should anyone at WWCR listen to their own broadcasts in
order to fix this immediately?? Surely a refund goes to Walterboro, as
obviously WWCR`s fault (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 9980, July 20, as I tune across at 1419, someone at TOM on
WWCR says ``Brother Stair is the meekest of all men on the face of the
earth``. Guffaw2. As always huge daytime signal, but some squeal on
the plus side. I think this is ACI from KVM70, Honolulu fax, as per
EiBi at 0519-1600 on 9982.5. That is regular at night when there is no
QRM:
9982.5 0519-1600 HWA KVM70 Fax Honolulu Oc nm
Amazing that KVM70 agreed to the 12-16 UT overlap with WWCR; or did no
one ask them? EiBi also shows this; what`s Cothen? A town in Utrecht
province, Netherlands, where Bach spent some time; but this?
9982 0000-2400 USA COTHEN ALE USA (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. Re my repeated logs of JBA carrier on 4975, Ron Howard,
CA says July 20, ``BTW - UNID (SoAm?) on 4975, again heard with a
prominent carrier, but no audio detected, at 0525 & 0730. Ron``

And Rafael Rodríguez R., Bogotá, replies, here translated, original
Spanish in the WOR iog:

``Cordial greetings, A few short lines to tell you about the clues I
have about the unit on 4975 kHz: Since the beginning of the month
(approx. July 4) I have received the carrier at 4975 kHz; at first I
thought it was the European pirate Mystery Radio that I had already
heard on 60 meters a few days before, and then in HF Underground I saw
information about the pirate Radio Deltracks, but at the time they
reported tuning, I did not agree, before 22 UT.

The signal that appears at 4975 is captured after approximately 2330,
thus checking through several KiwiSDR in Europe and more precisely in
Holland at that time and after 00 UT, nothing is heard from Radio
Deltracks; the carrier is not even detected. At the same time,
traveling through various KiwiSDRs in America, only those close to the
Caribbean area capture the carrier.

On the other hand, there is a Colombian pirate operating at 6016.7 kHz
approx. not every day between 2300 to 0200 var. with varied music, and
sometimes broadcasting signals from radio stations such as Olímpica
Stéreo, Caracol, W Radio or Blu Radio. It has been on the air since
mid-March, but then in May and June was off the air, resuming
broadcasts two weeks ago. To the KiwiSDR of Bonaire it arrives very
well which makes me think that this is from the north coast of
Colombia. Sometimes there is some locution but otherwise are only long
waves of music. In April I was able to catch a name "El Prado Radio
Organization" see
6016.4 KHz El Prado Radial Organization - Colombian pirate station,
http://dxdesdecolombia.blogspot.com/2021/04/60164-khz-organizacion-radial-el-prado.html
but only at that time I heard that identification; they have not used
it again. They have mentioned operating at 98.1 MHz. Rafael Rodríguez
R., Bogotá, Colombia``

Lots more good info on his blog. I`ve yet to catch any trace around
6016 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 2337 UT July 20

 

Glenn Hauser logs July 19, 2021  View Printable Version 
Monday, July 19 2021

Hauser
** CHINA. CNR1 jammer survey, July 19 at 1350: 16100 S6-S9; inband
15165 with VOA Thailand CCI, // 15130 but no VOA Philippines audible;
13920 S7-S9; 13640; at 1356, 13530; but none lower in the 13s, 12s,
nor 14s, nor higher in the 15s or 16s (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 13762 & 13638 approx., July 19 at 1355, plus/minus ~62 kHz
spurblobs out of RHC 13700-AM; and F# tone when tuned in FM mode; Also
second-order blob about 13578 altho 13576 calculated 2 x 62 below.
Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** KOREA NORTH [non]. 9705, July 19 at 1428 open carrier S7-S9; 1430
music and ``konbanwa`` by YL so Japanese for good evening. Aoki shows
Furusato no Kaze from Japan via TAIWAN at 1430-1459 daily; also
duplicate? at 1330-1357, flanking another 9705 user, BBC Hausa via Sao
Tome M-F at 1400-1430 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6960-USB, July 19 at 0102, pirate music S6-S8, DJ
talx about albums, Radio Free Whatever ID; many more logs here:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,84080.0.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2095 monitoring: NOT confirmed
Sunday July 18 at 2000 on IRRS via AM Italia, 918 kHz, Villa Estense;
rather IRRS ID, and back to music, S9+25 including noise level at
Noale SDR.

Confirmed Sunday July 18 at 2200 on Area 51 via WBCQ 6160 minus 111 Hz
= 6158.889 kHz into Maine SDR. 6160 presumably had been on all day now
with TOMBS but at 2157 tune-in the usual The Planet ID and IS loop was
playing. At 2200 cut back to TOMBS for a few sex before WOR start at
S9+10.

Also confirmed Sunday July 18 at 2250 the 2230 on WRMI 9955, S8-S9
over a trace of pulse jamming, into Maryland SDR.

Also confirmed UT Monday July 19 at 0030 on WRMI 7730, VG direct.

Also confirmed UT Monday July 19 at 0130 on WRN N America webcast.

Also confirmed UT Monday July 19 at 0230 on WRMIs: 5800 into Bonaire
SDR but some squeal in USB & LSB modes at S6-S8 but S9+10/15 in AM
mode; and 7780, S9+10 into UTwente Holland SDR. Both were playing
Cuban music until the 0229.5 ID. Next:

1330 UT Tuesday WRMI 15770 to NE
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S

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

Our non-commercial broadcasts and website depend on voluntary
support: thanks this week to Peter Jones in East Sussex for a
contribution via PayPal, not necessarily in US funds, to
woradio at yahoo.com

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

** U S A. 9330.043, July 19 at 0532, JBA talk, presumed an old WBCQ
unit typically off-frequency, substituting for broken SuperStation
with wacko World`s Last Chance Radio (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. Previous report about WTWW said 9950: typo for 9940 (gh)

UNIDENTIFIED. 4975, July 19 at 0232 via Bonaire SDR, weak carrier
S4-S5 in LSB-narrow mode vs 4980 WRMI splash; in SAM mode carrier
offset varies plus 5 to minus 1 Hz. Maybe a trace of modulation on
4975. Could be Latin American rather than European (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6115, July 19 at 0531, JBA carrier: very intriguing, as
CONGO Brazzaville was reported to have permanently closed down SW
several months ago, but this used to be a possible time to hear it.
The only other 6115 at this hour is R. Nikkei-2, JAPAN, but it`s
awfully early before sunset there especially in summer: 0953! UT.
Also, there is NO signal on clear 6055, sibling R. Nikkei-1; both of
which are supposed to be on air during long span. BTW, WRTH classifies
these SW as National only, not International (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched July 19 at 1701

 

Glenn Hauser logs July 18, 2021  View Printable Version 
Sunday, July 18 2021

Hauser
** CUBA. 6060, July 18 at 0616, RHC English check: this one strong
humbuzz over JBA modulation; 6100 sufficient; all others off, 6165,
6000 and 5040. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. 90.1, UT Sun July 18 during pre-bedtime relaxation?
KUCO-FM Edmond which is supposed to be relaying overnight classical
music from WCPE in NC, instead at 0537-0549 is firing its canned ID,
the same one over and over, every few minutes, long dead air, bit of
some classical music, and again. Finally Kimberly announces that they
are in backup programming while maintenance is underway. She
introduces the same fill music again but it`s always being
interrupted. I time starts of several IDs at these separations: 4:19,
2:20, 2:19, 2:25 minutes. They are joint with two satellites likely
affected same way: 91.9 KBCW McAlester, and 95.9 KCSC Woodward.
Probably kept doing this all night like last time; when I spread the
word as a defacto meteor scatter DX test, but then there were nothing
but IDs back-to-back every 34 seconds (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2095 monitoring: confirmed UT
Sunday July 18 0344 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, MO, S9+10 via KB0FX nearby but
with storm crashes, about 16 minutes into so started circa 0328.
Next:

2000 UT Sunday IRRS 918-Italy
2200vUT Sunday WBCQ 6160v Area 51 to WSW
2230 UT Sunday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
0030 UT Monday WRMI 7730 to WNW
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE, 5800 to SSE
1330 UT Tuesday WRMI 15770 to NE
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S

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

Our non-commercial broadcasts and website depend on voluntary
support: thanks this week to Peter Jones in East Sussex for a
contribution via PayPal, not necessarily in US funds, to
woradio at yahoo.com

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

** U S A. WBCQ check via Maine SDR, July 18 at 1927: TOMBS S7-S9 on
7490 -92 Hz = 7489.908; S7-S9 also on 6160 -113 Hz = 6158.887; S8-S9
on 4790 -27 Hz = 4789.973; zero on 3265 which was also off yesterday;
JBA carrier on 9330, S2 including noise level. Homepage still has
nothing about 4790! Schedule page concerns only 7490, 6160 and 9330.
All times are mislabeled EST instead of EDT, but are correctly 4 hours
behind UT (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5085, July 18 at 0614, WTWW-2 on late as happens
unpredictably, Ted interviewing an author about UFOs. Is this
considered part of his ham radio block, not rock music, or just
off-the-wall? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. (91.7), July 18 before and after 0500 UT, KALW San Francisco
webcast during `Tangents` eclectic music and ethnic show which is one
of my favorites, host Dore Stein informs that from next week Tangents
will be cut in half, two hours instead of four, 05-07 UT Sun instead
of 03-07. Newish GM is revamping programming with 6 new DJs on
weeknights, 03-07 UT which somehow requires cutting down older shows
on weekends. He plays clips of her justifications and contradicts
them. Feels it is unfair and counterproductive to reduce his hours by
50%. A lot of the KALW schedule contains non-local shows duplicated on
KQED et al. Dore also explains about this in his own newsletter, which
I posted on the WOR iog. Also sent it to the internetradio hcdx group
but it bounced as ``too big`` pending approval. Too bad, since there
is so little traffic on that list anyway. More at
https://www.tangents.com and https://www.kalw.org/ (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

This report dispatched at 1941 UT July 18

 

Glenn Hauser logs July 17-18, 2021  View Printable Version 
Sunday, July 18 2021

Hauser
** ANTARCTICA. 15475.98-RCUSB, Sat July 17 tune-in at 1500 via
Pardinho, Brasil SDR, S4-S6, historical talk about something in 1816y;
1501 LRA36 ID, music; 1505 ID for the miércoles 11-13 transmission;
1518 music alternating with frequent IDs; 1545 still with song past
1600, 1643, 1652, 1704 rechex; 1719 ID, music; 1729 Antártida song but
cutoff just as lyrix start at 1729.5* (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CHINA. CNR1 jammer check just in time July 17 at 1358: JBA carrier
on 12820, but S8-S9 Chinese music/talk on 12880, 13020, 13130. I`m
tuned to the last one until 1400 timesignal and abruptly off* (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 7105, 7130, 7140, 7150, 7157, 7165, July 17 at 0632, approx.
peaks of weak pulse jamming from Cuba; vs no hamcomms at all heard
near them. July 18 at 0308, only one is 7165 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** FRANCE [non]. 9395, July 18 at 0000, Atlantic 2000 special via WRMI
as publicized; +31 Hz carrier offset, more than usual for WRMI.
Multi-lingual ID opens but then DJ in French for their July emission,
to include music dedications. Starts with Lovin` Spoonful from 1966,
in English. Strange how so many European/Free/pirate stations play
nothing but the narrow genre of rock, as rechecked a few more times
during the hour when I am really watching BBC America with a pleasant
$ tereo music soundtrack about animal life in the megacity of Tokyo
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA [and non]. No Es DX to be found, but some bandscanning
circa 1802-1820 UT July 17 finds KS signals enhanced,
Wichita-Hutchinson area, e.g. KHCC 90.1 overriding KUCO OK without
even trying into the caradio vertical antenna. However, next check
after 2100 finds weather has reversed, now with OKC signals enhanced
such as not normally audible dominating 92.9, ``From the Lucky Star
Casino, KOMA HD2 The Edge``, not to be confused with the primary KOMA
on 92.5. 92.9 is really:

K225BN KOMA-HD2 92.9 OKLAHOMA CITY OK ROCK 92.9 THE EDGE 0.2 0.2
267.7 267.7 35-32-51 97-29-30

A sibling translator on 95.3 of KOKC 1520, always audible but stronger
than usual:
K237GE KOKC-1520 95.3 OKLAHOMA CITY OK TALK KOKC 95.3 FM 1520 AM
0.25 0.25 0.0 0.0 35-32-51 97-29-30 35FE KOKC Talk Radios New
Generation 95.3 and 1520 KOKC News

Of course 95.3 is not really at zero height above average terrain! I
figured it would be on same tower as 92.9 and the GC do match. In
fact, 95.3 has to be way up there for consistent coverage as far as
Enid with 250 watts ERP. HAAT may be uncalculated but FCC shows it is
314m above ground = 1030 feet.

I moved out of OKC in 1961, one reason to get away from all the local
RF hampering TVDX. Now I shudder to think how Citians are blocked from
getting out-of-city FM signals by all the local translators of AM
stations or of HD FM channels where no one is listening to their
original intent; e.g. forget about Tulsa into OKC on 92.9 or 102.3,
etc. (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 4790, July 17 at 0624 check, the new WBCQ is
still on with TOMBS, S9+10/20 direct but noisy. Probably all-night or
even 24 hours all day. Yes, 4790 checked July 17 at 1612 via Maine SDR
is on at S9, -26 Hz offset = 4789.974. But 3265+ which ought to be
audible that close in daytime if on, is not. More TOMBS on 6160 S5-S7
minus 712 Hz = 6159.288 kHz.

I wonder who does WBCQ frequency management? 6160 was a bad choice
next to Cuba in primetime, as I repeatedly outpointed, but no
broadcasters anywhen anywhere around 4790. Latest HFCC dated July 17
still has WBCQ on 5130, no 4790. Does show 6160 24h, and 3265 at 22-10
UT only, tho is also running it in daytime. Also the 500 kW on 13570
where it never went before it broke. FCC did not get around to
posting A21 schedules until April 26 and not updated since.
https://transition.fcc.gov/ib/sand/neg/hf_web/A21FCC01.TXT

7730 & 7570, July 17 at 0628, WRMI TOMBS but with long dead-air
breaks; internet feed buffering? They do satellite too (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

** U S A. 13565-CW, July 17 at 1401, K6FRC HIFER beacon JBA with
continuous IDs vs CODAR, allegedly only 1.8 milliwatts at Patterson
CA. Last time logged was June 27 always around this same hour (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2095 monitoring: barely confirmed
Sat July 17 at 1327 the 1300 on WRMI 15770, JBA but sounds like me.

Also confirmed Sat July 17 at 1600 on WRN webcast to N America.

Also confirmed Sat July 17 at about 1801 on IRRS 7290 via Bulgaria;
listening to UTwente recording later without exact times, but usual
pattern of Aida theme JIP circa 1759, brief sign-on, pause and WOR to
almost 1830. Altho missing from 918 Italia AM on July 16, today July
17 confirmed also there via Noale SDR at 1820 check a few sex out of
synch with 7290; S9+15 but a lot of local line noise.

Also confirmed Sat July 17 until 2003 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, Wentzville
MO, VG S9+10 via nearby KB0FX remote; so started circa 1934.

Also confirmed Sat July 17 at 2000 on WRMI 15770 about S9 into UTwente
after SMTV and Everglades ID.

0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315; as late as 0400]
2000 UT Sunday IRRS 918-Italy
2200vUT Sunday WBCQ 6160v Area 51 to WSW
2230 UT Sunday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
0030 UT Monday WRMI 7730 to WNW
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE, 5800 to SSE
1330 UT Tuesday WRMI 15770 to NE
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S

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

Our non-commercial broadcasts and website depend on voluntary
support: thanks this week to Peter Jones in East Sussex for a
contribution via PayPal, not necessarily in US funds, to
woradio at yahoo.com

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

** U S A. 5085 and not 9950, UT Sun July 18 at 0057, WTWW-2 in
distorted rock music, no TOUTA; was it finishing earlier or at all?
When I was too busy to check for it (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. Re this sporadic E log July 14 under CANADA [and non]:

``97.5 at 1731, ads for Low-T, men`s health care, biotix, roto-rooter;
hard rock. No full power 97.5 in SK; 6 in MT but only full power is
silent?
KOZB 97.5 LIVINGSTON MT USA Silent CLASSIC ROCK KOZB 97.5 CLASSIC ROCK
100.0 100.0 75.0 75.0 45-39-26 110-58-22 Silent since 5/25/20
Radio-locator: License Expires April 01 2013 [!]
Last FCC Update May 22 2021 --- is it definitely off the air now? ---
1478 mi = 918 mi``

Doug Smith, TN, W9WI, replies on the WTFDA gg Jul 17 06:56AM -0500:

``KOZB filed a silent STA on May 26th, 2020 citing financial
difficulties. They filed to extend it in January. I don't see any
"resumption of operations" filing, but on May 18th they filed a
technical STA requesting authority to operate the station at
reduced power. ("The licensee hopes to be able to operate at 8.7kW
ERP, but a lower power may be necessary.") That STA was granted the
next day.

Given that KOZB would have fallen afoul of the off-over-a-year law in
eight days, I think you can reasonably presume it did return to the
air on May 19th. FWIW, four other co-owned Bozeman stations have made
similar filings: KBOZ-1090; KBOZ-FM 99.9; KOBB-1230 and KOBB-FM 93.7.
Sounds like Bozeman may have been a great place to DX for awhile!``
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 4975, July 17 circa 0630 again that JBA carrier, but
unlikely to be R. Deltracks, as Gianni Serra, Roma, agrees:

``Glenn, it is hard to believe the JBA carrier you caught on 4975 kHz
(0639 July 11 / 0636 July 12) was from Euro Pirate Radio Deltracks,
considering the low TX power of 350 Watts (or below 1 kW): sunrise in
Amsterdam, the Netherlands, has been at 0333 UTC on July 11

Alba e tramonto (sunrise and sunset)
05:33 - 21:58 local time (UTC +2) (0333 - 1958 UTC)

https://www.sunrise-and-sunset.com/it/sun/paesi-bassi/amsterdam/2021/luglio/11
(in Italian)
'73 Gianni Serra`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0317 UT July 18

 

Glenn Hauser logs July 14, 16-17, 2021  View Printable Version 
Saturday, July 17 2021

Hauser
** CANADA [and non]. Another huge sporadic E opening July 14 from
tune-in at 1702 until I quit at 1953 when it may have been petering
out. Lot and lots of Saskatchewan stations, soon also Albertans and
Montanans, with bit of others thrown in: BC, AZ, NV, CA.

All times UT!! See my July 11 report for details of my methodology.
All on my own 2004 Nissan stock caradio in real time, no recording, no
SDRs; prime reference the WTFDA FM Database. This time, except
inserting relays: for clarity, I am just copying entries as are,
without editing redundancies, etc. Finally I add city-to-city
distances from distancefromto.net, not site-to-site. This not finished
until early UT July 17!

94.1 at 1702, CCI, music and talk, 11:00 [CST] in Saskatoon, rock:
CBK-1-FM relays:CBK-540 94.1 SASKATOON SK CAN NEWS/TALK CBC RADIO ONE
REGINA 4.1 68.0 52-05-12 106-40-12 --- 1881 km = 1169 mi

93.5 at 1703, Radio-Canada, French, 1726. Only FFCs west of QC are:
CBKF-FM-3 relays:CBKF-FM 97.7 93.5 ZENON PARK SK CAN French VARIETY
ICI RADIO-CANADA PREMIERE 1.798 1.798 122.6 122.6 53-01-02 103-43-33
--- 1909 km -- 1186 mi
and probably outside the PTA:
CKSB-7-FM CKSB-1050 93.5 KENORA ON CAN French NEWS/TALK ICI
RADIO-CANADA PREMIERE 20.0 20.0 100.0 100.0 49-46-06 94-30-17 --- 1542
km = 958 mi

92.7 at 1704, news about DRHC and nuclear waste. There are too many
92.7 in MB, also ON, SK, AB.... DRHC Acronym Definition ---
DRHC Deer River HealthCare Center (Minnesota)
DRHC Doctorate Honoris Causa (various schools)
DRHC Développement des Resources Humaines du Canada (Human Resources
Development Canada)
DRHC Deer Run Hunt Club (South Carolina)
Copyright 1988-2018 AcronymFinder.com, All rights reserved
OR: Dryden [ON], Dauphin [MB] Regional Health Centre

93.1 at 1706, CCI, Bingo Palace; T-Bay Tours, Neighbour; Borderland
weather including International Falls [MN] hi/low temps 26/12 degrees;
``93-1theborder.ca`` = https://www.931theborder.ca/ = CFOB:
CFOB-FM 93.1 FORT FRANCES ON CAN HOT AC THE BORDER 21.0 21.0 81.0 0.0
48-36-10 93-26-53 C27E --- 1407 km = 874 mi

92.1 at 1709, ``Regina ####-92``, rock; missing word must be Play:
CHMX-FM 92.1 REGINA SK CAN 90'S HITS PLAY 92.1 100.0 100.0 190.0 190.0
50-30-42 104-33-29 --- 1653 km = 1027 mi

89.3 at 1710, nearby KIEL Loyal OK, Radio 74, in dead air again

104.9 at 1711, rock, CCI; of 3 SK, most likely:
CFWF-FM 104.9 REGINA SK CAN ROCK THE WOLF 100.0 100.0 190.0 190.0
50-30-22 104-33-07 --- 1653 km = 1027 mi

102.1 at 1713, Canada Plasma Reserve, Rock; only SK 102.1:
CJDJ-FM 102.1 SASKATOON SK CAN ROCK ROCK 102 100.0 100.0 161.5 161.5
52-10-54 106-23-14 ---- ROCK 102 Rock --- 1881 km = 1169 mi

100.7 at 1714, C&W vs local 100.9 KGWA translator never silent;
``Music for Life in Moose Jaw, Country 100``
CILG-FM 100.7 MOOSE JAW SK CAN COUNTRY S. SASKATCHEWAN'S BEST COUNTRY
100.0 100.0 258.6 258.6 50-35-44 105-04-12 --- 1674 km = 1040 mi

96.7 at 1716, maybe Willie Nelson, slow ballad, ``There Goes My
Everything``, 1718 segué more country. No 96.7 SK at all! only country
west of ON but way up NE of Edmonton, outside PTA?:
CFWE-FM-3 relays:CFWE-FM 89.9 96.7 MOOSE HILLS AB CAN COUNTRY
ALBERTA'S BEST COUNTRY 100.0 100.0 274.0 274.0 54-00-02 110-49-15
Aboriginal Multi-Media Society of Alberta --- 2092 km = 1300 mi
OR, very near the AB border, east of Cut Bank MT:
KZIN-FM 96.7 SHELBY MT USA COUNTRY K-96 WIDE OPEN COUNTRY 100.0 100.0
168.0 168.0 48-19-42 112-02-03 --- 1763 km = 1096 mi

95.3 at 1719, horoscope, CCI with KOKC 1520 translator, YL DJ,
birthdays of celebrities, eh? [sic], hum on her mike; 1720 ``Creek
FM``, eldercare PSA with COVID advice, still hum. WTFDA has no such
slogan for any Canadian, which this surely is, eh? also from PTA =
probable target area, and not Michigan. Web search leads to it:

https://www.creekfm.com/

``95 Three CreekFM | Proudly Broadcasting from Okanese First Nation
95.3 CreekFM is your local community radio station located on the
Okanese First Nation reserve, providing a wide range of programming to
attract and entertain many different audiences from across South
Eastern Saskatchewan.

In Person
Located at the Business Complex on Okanese First Nation
NE 32, Township 22, Range 10,
West of 2nd
Main: 306-334-3331
Fax: 306-334-2545
newsdesk@creekfm.com

Mail
95.3 Creek Fm
P.O. Box 940
Balcarres, SK, S0G 0C0``

I do not find that Res in my Rand McNally; must be very small? But
Balcarres is NE of Regina on the way to Melville and Yorkton. So this
is it as per WTFDA:

CHXL-FM 95.3 OKANESE INDIAN RESERVATION SK CAN COMMUNITY RADIO 50.0 kW
Horizontal-only 71.2 m HAAT H-only 50-56-34 103-23-53 --- yet I am
getting it on my vertical-only car antenna! It is said that sporadic E
fortunately tumbles the original polarization of signals. From
Balcarres: 1665 km = 1034 statute miles.

I wonder if these Creeks be any relation to the Muscogee/Creek of
Oklahoma? BTW, in OK you see a lot of Tribal license plates --- once
considered prestigious or at least funding tribes rather than the
state in general, but since McGirt shakeup in federal/tribal, vs state
jurisdixion of crimes against Indians, many of whom you would not
recognize as such without their plates, news reports say criminals are
now singling them out as targets less likely to lead to prompt
prosecution (WORLD OF RADIO 2095)

94.1 at 1721, Swift Current insurance ad, ``Eagle 94-1``, CCI;
swiftcurrentonline.com, weather 15/34C, hi Fri & Sat 34, Sun 33!:
1725, ``Swift Current`s rock radio, The Eagle 94-1``
-- only Eagle in Canada or US:
CIMG-FM 94.1 SWIFT CURRENT SK CAN CLASSIC HITS EAGLE 94 100.0 43.0
140.4 140.4 50-16-00 107-54-08 C7CE --- 1737 km = 1079 mi

93.1 at 1727, ``Eagle 93``, Subway Sliders ad. Only 93.1 Eagle in US
or Canada:
KGCX 93.1 SIDNEY MT USA CLASSIC ROCK EAGLE 93 100.0 100.0 110.1 110.1
47-51-51 103-57-27 --- 1360 km = 845 mi

92.9 at 1727, ``Turn it up right here, The Bull``, country. Probably:
CKBL-FM 92.9 SASKATOON SK CAN COUNTRY THE BULL 100.0 100.0 195.0
195.0 52-10-54 106-23-14 CC2B
but are also 92.9 Bulls in Tucson AZ, Toppenish WA, Osage City KS ---
1881 km = 1169 mi

95.1 at 1730, song about guns and hand grenades! In Montana only two
full powers, the other religious, and Sidney near Alberta:
KTHC 95.1 SIDNEY MT USA HOT AC POWER 95 100.0 100.0 219.0 219.0
48-02-52 103-59-01 42E4 - --- 1360 km = 845 mi
OR: the only SK 95.1:
CFMC-FM 95.1 SASKATOON SK CAN CONTEMPORARY HIT RADIO C 95 100.0 100.0
195.0 195.0 52-10-54 106-23-14 --- 1881 km = 1169 mi

97.5 at 1731, ads for Low-T, men`s health care, biotix, roto-rooter;
hard rock. No full power 97.5 in SK; 6 in MT but only full power is
silent?
KOZB 97.5 LIVINGSTON MT USA Silent CLASSIC ROCK KOZB 97.5 CLASSIC ROCK
100.0 100.0 75.0 75.0 45-39-26 110-58-22 Silent since 5/25/20
Radio-locator: License Expires April 01 2013 [!]
Last FCC Update May 22 2021 --- is it definitely off the air now? ---
1478 mi = 918 mi

97.3 at 1734, rock, ``Classic K-97``. Only K 97 in US or Can is: but
not classic
CIRK-FM 97.3 EDMONTON AB CAN ROCK K 97 100.0 100.0 230.5 230.5
53-25-09 113-14-29 C85A --- 2257 km = 1402 mi

[now we are getting into some significant single-hop Es distances; I
did DX CFRN-3 Edmonton a number of times back in the day]

99.3 at 1735, CCI, YL remembers dad`s ghost; Have you ever seen a
ghost? Call 437-0993; rock. Phone leads to:
https://www.up993.com/contact/
CIUP Edmonton
CIUP-FM 99.3 EDMONTON AB CAN ADULT HITS UP! 99.3 100.0 25.0 272.0
272.0 53-31-55 113-46-53 --- 2257 km = 1402 mi

100.3 at 1736, hard rock, Jackson 5, Countdown #3, CCI
CFBR-FM 100.3 EDMONTON AB CAN ROCK THE BEAR 97.0 97.0 200.0 0.0
53-27-47 113-20-07 -- the only full power in MT is a K-Love. No rock
format in SK just this one in AB --- 2257 km = 1402 mi

100.3 at 1736, CCI to above mentions northeastnow.com --- that is in
Melfort SK. This station is relaying a Melfort station. Dafoe is S of
Melfort halfway to Regina:
CJVR-FM-1 CJVR-FM 105.1 100.3 DAFOE SK CAN COUNTRY 100.0 43.0 129.0
0.0 51-51-12 104-32-03 --- 1787 km = 1110 mi

102.3 at 1744, ``1-0-2-3 ###? Radio``, rock. Not in SK or MT, likely:
CKNO-FM 102.3 EDMONTON AB CAN HOT AC 102.3 NOW RADIO 100.0 100.0 240.0
240.0 53-31-55 113-46-53 --- 2257 km = 1402 mi

103.3 at 1745, seems to be a dead carrier next to local 103.1 KOFM.
103.3 dead air? Closest 103.3s:
KJSR 103.3 TULSA OK USA CLASSIC ROCK 103.3 THE EAGLE 100.0 100.0 395.0
395.0 36-01-15 95-39-28 29A9 Classic Rock
KJLS 103.3 HAYS KS USA HOT AC MIX 103 100.0 100.0 303.0 303.0 39-01-15
99-28-12 28F4 Song/Artist - KJLS Mix 103 Now Song/Artist MIX103FM Top
40
K277CK KSOK-1280 103.3 ARKANSAS CITY KS USA CLASSIC HITS THE MIXX AM
1280 AND K277CK 103.3 0.25 0.25 0.0 0.0 37-04-32 96-56-13
OR 103.3 minus 10.7 IF = 91.6. Maybe a radio nearby tuned to KOSU
91.7? Could be 103.4. None of mine now and hard to believe any of my
neighbors would listen to Public Radio.

103.9 at 1746 ``Kissin` Country 103.9`` - ha, must pronounce ``Cisn``
CISN-FM 103.9 EDMONTON AB CAN COUNTRY CISN COUNTRY 98.0 98.0 200.0 0.0
53-27-47 113-20-07 --- 2257 km = 1402 mi

106.1 at 1748, ad for STEM/Discover, CCI, C&W, OK? Could be any AB?
CFIT-FM 106.1 AIRDRIE AB CAN HOT AC AIR 106.1 100.0 42.0 40.0 40.0
51-17-35 113-59-34 --- 2092 km = 1300 mi
CKKX-FM 106.1 PEACE RIVER AB CAN HOT AC KIX 106 0.0 50.0 0.0 219.9
56-21-40 117-21-30 --- 2643 km = 1642 mi --- too far
CKLM-FM 106.1 LLOYDMINSTER AB CAN ROCK THE GOAT 100.0 43.0 181.0 0.0
53-11-35 110-20-58 --- 2101 km = 1306 mi
CFKX-FM 106.1 HIGH LEVEL AB CAN HOT AC KIX FM 29.0 29.0 317.0 317.0
58-40-51 117-24-41 --- 2831 km = 1759 mi --- too far
OR, OK`s KTGX Owasso near Tulsa also Country; but there was CCI

89.3 at 1749, ``Amazing Grace`` and rock CCI; KIEL Loyal OK and algo.
Highest power AB:
CIWE-FM 89.3 EDMONTON AB CAN ABORIGINAL THE RAVEN 100.0 100.0 153.7
153.7 53-38-45 114-00-14 Aboriginal Multi-Media Society of Alberta ---
2257 km = 1402 mi

92.9 at 1751, ``92-9 The Bull``, ments Sask, wi-fi, ads for Tiger
Automotive, Saskatoon, job openings, borogo.com Prairie Toyota; CCI;
Santa Lucia Pizza, Regina, country:
CKBL-FM 92.9 SASKATOON SK CAN COUNTRY THE BULL 100.0 100.0 195.0 195.0
52-10-54 106-23-14 CC2B --- 1881 km = 1169 mi

94.5 at 1755, memories of lemonade stand; only SK on 94.5:
CKCK-FM 94.5 REGINA SK CAN VARIETY HITS 94.5 JACK FM 100.0 100.0 190.0
190.0 50-30-42 104-33-29 CC45 --- 1653 km = 1027 mi

95.5 at 1756, country, ``I Feel Like a Lady``; 1758 ``Real Country``.
Only Real Country anywhere:
CKGY-FM 95.5 RED DEER AB CAN COUNTRY REAL COUNTRY 95.5 100.0 100.0
256.5 256.5 52-19-10 113-40-41 --- more below --- 2163 km = 1344 mi

96.1 at 1759, CCI to KXXY OKC: lots of 96.1 in Canada, but none in SK
and only one in AB:
CFMY-FM 96.1 MEDICINE HAT AB CAN HOT AC MY 96 100.0 100.0 176.5 176.5
50-09-45 110-57-23 --- 1833 km = 1139 mi

97.3 at 1759, CKUA news:
CKUA-FM-3 relays:CKUA-FM 94.9 97.3 MEDICINE HAT AB CAN VARIETY CKUA
RADIO FOUNDATION 100.0 43.0 219.5 219.5 49-41-59 110-38-24 --- 1833 km
= 1139 mi

96.5 at 1800, ``96.5 CKFM news update from Canadian Press``. Really:
CKLJ-FM 96.5 OLDS AB CAN COUNTRY 96.5 CK-FM 35.0 35.0 124.0 0.0
51-45-30 114-05-39 --- more below --- 2137 km = 1328 mi

95.5 at 1802, news by YL, business update, BC & AB drought, good for
grasshoppers vs beef pastures; 1805 agri-biz update; Westlock auxions;
RockyFuneralHome.ca; plant clover for bees; Central Alberta co-op;
Equs.ca; Red Deer pizza joint; cattle market on Wednesdays, Innisfail
aux; 1808 ``Real Country 95-5``, weather, heat warning near 30
degrees. This is more CKGY as above; another 95.5 below

96.5 at 1810 about Calgary Stampede, all-star baseball, MVP, sports
update, Carstairs ad, the Farm Table; 1812 ``96-5 CKFM``, ag show;
more CKLJ as above

94.5 at 1814, country ballad; two in AB full power the first up north
CFWE-FM-5 CFWE-FM 89.9 94.5 FORT MCMURRAY AB CAN COUNTRY ALBERTA'S
BEST COUNTRY 100.0 100.0 78.0 0.0 56-41-03 111-19-47 Aboriginal
Multi-Media Society of Alberta --- 2475 km = 1538 mi, too far?
CHAT-FM 94.5 MEDICINE HAT AB CAN COUNTRY TODAY'S COUNTRY CHAT 94.5
100.0 100.0 176.0 0.0 50-09-45 110-57-23 --- 1833 km = 1139 mi

95.3 at 1814, Alberta travel, Co-op gas, fitness studio,
Orangechevy.com, Litco.ca law firm; bogo sale at Petland; Century
Downs racetrack and casino; 1817 ``Wild 95-3``, Calgary:
CKWD-FM 95.3 CALGARY AB CAN COUNTRY WILD 95.3 100.0 100.0 272.9 272.9
51-04-21 114-15-38 CE5C Country
[1818-1835 quick break for lunch here!]
95.3 at 1835, Wild 95-3, still in with caller --- 2075 km = 1289 mi

99.3 at 1837, a band named 100-Mile-House [which is also a town];
Calgary, Edmonton music events, jubileeauditorium.com; CKUA ID, DJ
Tony King; in solid but no // 97.3 now:
CKUA-FM-2 relays:CKUA-FM 94.9 99.3 LETHBRIDGE AB CAN VARIETY CKUA
RADIO FOUNDATION 100.0 100.0 142.0 142.0 49-43-59 112-57-40 --- 1907
km = 1185 mi

102.1 at 1839 & 1857, classical music, $ tereo; 1901 classical piano.
This is the only CBCR2 102.1 anywhere; generic net sked shows
classical at 09-13 local time, presumably delayed for each zone? MDT:
CBR-FM 102.1 CALGARY AB CAN VARIETY CBC RADIO TWO 102.1 FM 100.0 100.0
302.5 302.5 51-03-54 114-12-51 --- 2075 km = 1289 mi
Also possibly classical is YPR in MT but not sked after 1900 UT
KBMC relays:KEMC 91.7 102.1 BOZEMAN MT USA HD NEWS/CLASSICAL
YELLOWSTONE PUBLIC RADIO 20.5 20.5 222.0 222.0 45-38-18 111-16-05
Montana State Univ --- 1508 km = 937 mi

103.9 at 1840, French Canadian YL about Îles de la Madelaine, dépêches
[or pêche as in fishing?], reparisations, Gaspé, also 1858. Only
French west of ON: CBRF-FM 103.9 CALGARY AB CAN French NEWS/TALK ICI
RADIO-CANADA PREMIERE 22.0 22.0 302.5 302.5 51-03-54 114-12-51 ---
2075 km = 1289 mi

92.9 at 1845, ``The X plan``, X92-9-CA, Calgary, hot Canadian summer
Toyota leasing at NW Auto Mall; solid. Also 1900 real ID seemed CFES:
CFEX-FM 92.9 CALGARY AB CAN ROCK X 92.9 100.0 100.0 342.2 342.2
51-04-21 114-15-38 --- 2075 km = 1289 mi

92.3 at 1847, during this large sporadic E FM DX opening mostly from
Saskatchewan and Alberta, some Spanish shows up here: weak but growing
against CCI from Phoenix, phone? 169-5810, and ad in *pesos* so
unAmerican; 1849 ``nueva radio La Bestia 92.3``; 1859 still Mexmx with
stereo pilot, 1900 Spanish spoken; 1903 ``ya nos conoce`` [indeed I
do], non ID, live DJ, then ``92.3 FM, La Bestia``. Besides Yuma &
Vegas & San Diego, most DX continues from Canada, and no more Mexicans
as this is barely one per WTFDA DB:
XHMMF-FM 92.3 MEXICALI BC MEX Spanish SPANISH HITS BALADAS LA BESTIA
GRUPERA 21.9 kW ERP 48.08 m HAAT 32-38-18 115-38-17 --- 1637 km = 1017
statute miles. I do miss the ch 3 and 5 analog TV stations from
Mexicali which used to frequent Enid at prime Es skip distance

92.3 at 1848, English CCI to Mexico above mentions South Mountain, and
Maricopa, a side opening:
KTAR-FM 92.3 GLENDALE AZ USA HD NEWS/TALK KTAR NEWS 98.0 98.0 545.0
545.0 33-19-58 112-03-48 423D KTAR Arizona's News Station News ---
1340 km = 833 mi

93.1 at 1850, talk, driver vs Highway Patrol; The Best of #### on KLJZ
FM 93.1; Z-93 Yuma, Outlaw Country; 1858 lo-fi NWS test for Yuma
overrides; 1900 Z-93 Monster Mania, Yuma:
KLJZ 93.1 YUMA AZ USA HOT AC Z-93 TODAY'S BEST MUSIC 100.0 100.0 25.0
25.0 32-39-06 114-39-04 2E0F - --- 1584 km = 984 mi

101.5 at 1855, Calgary Stampede related ad; Country Hills Toyota, CCI
over OK Spanish; Southland.ca Transportation job openings
CKCE-FM 101.5 CALGARY AB CAN HOT AC KOOL 101.5 100.0 100.0 160.0 160.0
51-03-37 114-10-17 --- 2075 km = 1289 mi

91.9 at 1902, Spanish CCI to Kansan, Christian code word
``Manantial``, ``Hospice of Yuma`` mentioned during Spanish:
KYRM 91.9 YUMA AZ USA Spanish CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN MANANTIAL 91.9
6.3 6.3 407.0 407.0 33-03-18 114-49-37 5126 KYRM - --- 1584 mi = 984
mi

93.7 at 1906, ``CKUA Radio Network``:
CKUA-FM-1 relays:CKUA-FM 94.9 93.7 CALGARY AB CAN VARIETY CKUA RADIO
FOUNDATION 100.0 100.0 298.5 298.5 51-03-54 114-12-51 --- 2075 km =
1289 mi

103.7 at 1908, CCI to Wichita; 1910 ``KSON.com``:
KSON 103.7 SAN DIEGO CA USA HD COUNTRY SAN DIEGO’S NUMBER ONE FOR NEW
COUNTRY 26.5 26.5 210.0 210.0 32-50-20 117-14-56 4101 SAN DIEGO'S #1
FOR NEW COUNTRY --- 1810 km = 1124 mi

[it`s getting so hot in the car/garage that at this point I install a
large box fan in the back seat!]

94.1 at 1918, deep fried pizza; 1919 JC`s Jackpot, garage sales,
``94.1 CJOC``:
CJOC-FM 94.1 LETHBRIDGE AB CAN CLASSIC HITS JUICE FM 100.0 43.0 156.0
0.0 49-40-57 112-55-38 --- more below --- 1907 km = 1185 mi

92.1 at 1923, hard rock, ``get in the shade``, 1924 ``K-92 rocks your
summer``: Only full power in AB:
CJAY-FM 92.1 CALGARY AB CAN ROCK C-JAY 100.0 100.0 298.5 298.5
51-03-54 114-12-51 --- 2075 km = 1289 mi
However, K-92 does not fit as supposedly branded C-Jay-92. In the US
the only K92s, however punxuated, are in IL and OH. More below

95.5 at 1926, about a TV show with Greta Thunberg, cool uttering ``How
dare they!`` Maybe CKGY as above and above; or NV which is also a
PTA?
KWNR 95.5 HENDERSON NV USA HD COUNTRY 95.5 THE BULL 92.0 92.0 354.0
354.0 36-00-31 115-00-22 1B7B The Bull Las Vegas' New Country Country
--- 1533 km = 953 mi

[Now MUF seems to be falling below 96]

92.1 at 1930, .ca ad, Co-op gas station car washes, McDonalds,
mattresses at Sleep Country; 1932 Spence Diamond Co. in Canada;
ziprecruiter.ca; fading out; heart of Alberta; Pomeroy? Inn & Suites;
1935 Subway, Ford ads: presumably CJAY Calgary as above

94.1 at 1937, weather forecast in the 30s so Canadian: CJOC again?

94.1 at 1943, ``Mix 94.1``, Odyssey smart phones:
KMXB 94.1 HENDERSON NV USA HD HOT AC MIX 94.1 100.0 100.0 354.0 354.0
36-00-30 115-00-20 3207 Title & Artist Adult Hits --- 1533 km = 953
mi

93.1 at 1945, Taco Bell US, Las Vegas iHeart, sped-up disclaimers
[which are an immediate signal to dismiss any such ad!!], AmFarm.com;
1946 1-800-GETJUNK.com; Discover credit; tickets for bull-riding
Saturday, (702) area code; 1948 Tropical Smoothie Cafe in LV and more
adstring; 1950 Mars 3 weather, 110 degrees; ``93-1 The Mountain in
fabulous downtown Las Vegas``; fading:
KYMT 93.1 LAS VEGAS NV USA HD ROCK 93.1 THE MOUNTAIN 23.5 23.5 1183.0
1183.0 35-57-55 115-30-00 18CF 93-1 The Mountain World Class Rock 93-1
The Mountain World Class Rock Adult Hits --- 1545 km = 960 mi

I`m fading out after almost three hours of this and taking a hint from
the falling MUF, this is when I quit! Yes, that was a LOT, but such
openings are few and far between (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 6060, July 16 at 0626, RHC English back to `normal` here,
S9+10/20 with humbuzz, while 6165 is OK S9+20/30; 5040, 6000 and 6100
are all off. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 13766 & 13634 approx., July 16 at 1401, RHC JBA blobs
matching plus and minus ~66 kHz from S9/+10 13700-AM; but no mod and
not even F# tones. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. 94.3, July 16 at 1655 UT, KLGB-LP Enid is in dead air
again, even on a Friday; but not all day, back modding in an hour or
two checked.

95.1 when bandscanning for Es DX at home I often note dead air here,
weak with CCI from another station; figured someone`s RF feeder nearby
left on. No, July 16 at 1655 as I`m driving several miles away in
Enid, I still have this and it`s not KQCV OKC, as that manages to
break thru with a Bott Network ID; the second nearest 95.1 is KICT
Wichita, but hard to believe a major station would behave that way.
Only 3 other 95.1s in KS and OK are all translators of 250 watts or
less, in Russell, Elkhart and Pawhuska. Maybe it be a stray possibly
Part 15 transmitter somewhere in Enid? (Glenn Hauser, Enid, WOR)

** U S A. 17530, July 16 at 1406, S9 of open carrier, surely standard
VOA Grimesland test of transmitter to be used in a few hours; off at
1436 check and probably long before that (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2095 monitoring: NOT confirmed
Friday July 16 at 2030-2040+ on IRRS via Italia AM, 918 kHz, Villa
Estense, as checked via nearby Noale SDR; rather: 2029 ID in English,
music, 2030 ID in Italian and 22:30 time check, more music.

Confirmed UT Sat July 17 at 0130 on WRMI 9395, S9+10/20 and carrier
offset +32 Hz via Knoxville SDR. As usual, previous RAE Argentina to
the World in English was wrapping up and not quite finished when
chopped for WOR at 0130, no ID break. Next:

1300 UT Saturday WRMI 15770 to NE
1801 UT Saturday IRRS 7290-Bulgaria to WNW, 918-Italy
1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
2000 UT Saturday WRMI 15770 [new]
0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315; as late as 0400]
2000 UT Sunday IRRS 918-Italy
2200vUT Sunday WBCQ 6160v Area 51 to WSW
2230 UT Sunday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
0030 UT Monday WRMI 7730 to WNW
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE, 5800 to SSE
1330 UT Tuesday WRMI 15770 to NE
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S

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** U S A. 4790, July 16 at 2044, surprise new frequency for Brother
Hystairical. Richard Langley heard it first at 2015, good signal in
NB, transmitter? I hastened to do TDOA on it, not enough sites but
came up with Rutland MA area W of Boston. But at 2100 WBCQ ID on 4790
and // 7490, into `Behaviour Night`. I was about to suggest digits
jumbled 7490 into 4790 but they are both on! TOMBS continues on 3265 &
6160; and 9330 weaker than 500 kW with WLCR. Recheck at 2105,
Behaviour Night on 7490 only, 4790 has switched back to TOMBS along
with 3 and 6. So it`s an additional transmitter rather than a change.
SDRs in SAM mode show minus 28 to 29 Hz carrier offset. Some in the NE
get it well, others hardly at all. A new one has popped up in Halifax,
but its waterfall shows no signals received anywhere! 4790 recheck at
2335 via a remote, still on with BS: probably 24h like the others.

(7489v), July 17 I tune in late at 0014 to WBCQ webcast of `AAAWWW`
when he is talking with Freddie on phone about the new 4790, more Free
Speech Radio, first day on air! It`s the #5 transmitter permanently
retuned from 5130 which has been off for months due to too much QRM.
Says he tuned it up nicely and quickly. Discusses crystals for
frequency control. No longer being manufactured, but TimTron grinds
them at home with Comet cleanser. I am sure this is quite a craft, but
also explains why WBCQ is hardly ever spot-on-frequency.

0022 prompts Angela to do a datestamp, but she doesn`t know what day
it is; finally, July 16, YOOL 2021. She used to feed 200 ducks. Allan
likes chickens and thinx they should be celebrated for providing
humans so much food; also can be pets if imprinted as chix. 0033
another vague reference to threats against WBCQ being handled by his
lawyers; administrative problems. 0043 laments that Gideon Bibles are
gone from hotels, not p.c. [Really?] Quadricasting tonight on 3265,
4790, 6160, 7490. Did not hear him say anything about 9330 back on the
air with substitute transmitter; maybe was in first quarter.

0044 reads a lot of pirate logs from last week`s Free Radio Weekly.
0053 starts reading another e-mail, then decides it`s not suitable for
broadcast. Pray for the audits in GA and AZ so T**** can be restored
as Our President. FCC rules change for CB to allow FM mode. Allan
likes all music except can`t get into jazz. John Carver`s version:

``Tonight's show started on time on 6160 and 7490 with 7490 having the
better signal again. Didn't check 3265 for the reasons mentioned last
week. Allan and Angela in the studio and opening talk about
microphones again. Phone call at 0007 from Freddie. While talking to
Freddie Allan states that they are broadcasting on 3265 also and
testing on 4790. Said that they were using the old 5130 transmitter
for 4790. He also mentioned that they were broadcasting 9330 on
another old transmitter but didn't mention which one. After the phone
call Angela tells us about how she used to feed two hundred wild
ducks. Allan said that she was now feeding and taking care of some
young groundhogs and their mother. He also commented that he loved
chickens and liked being around them. A bit of political talk with
them referring to our beloved President Trump and then talked about
things in general for a bit. Reading of last weeks Free Radio Weekly
at 0045. Reading of emails at 0056 with one referencing a recount of
last election's votes in two states which prompted Angela to hope that
Trump would be restored to office. Rambling closing prayer at 0058 and
off the air at 0100. John, Mid-North Indiana`` (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** U S A. Several US FM stations included in the July 14 CANADA [and
non] Sporadic E DX report, q.v.

Minor Es FM DX opening implied on DXMAPS so go to the car July 16:

92.9 at 2201, ``--WC? Valdosta`` and some music is all, but it is:
WAAC 92.9 VALDOSTA GA USA COUNTRY 100.0 100.0 153.0 153.0 30-48-13
83-21-20 9430 WAACFM 92.9 Country --- 1485 km = 922 mi

93.1 at 2202, CCI praise music which would not be KS either, but then
mentions ``Daytona Beach Shores - thanks for living the coast life``:
WKRO-FM 93.1 PORT ORANGE FL USA COUNTRY COAST COUNTRY 93.1 24.5 24.5
53.0 53.0 29-09-15 80-59-45 A7D8 Title & Artist on 93.1 Coast Country
Country --- 1770 km = 1100 miles; right next to Daytona

Not much else; some more CCI on 93.5; 93.7 with Spanish rap then
morphs into English, so maybe KSPI OK was doing that. It`s too hot and
I bail out. Maps soon show MUF falling (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0511 UT July 17

 

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