** ARGENTINA [non]. 11580, May 25 at 2228 check, this RAE relay hour via WRMI is still in Spanish like // 5950, NOT Italian as scheduled
7730 is still not carrying RAE Spanish: May 26 at 0001, Voice of the Report of the Week is still playing, as he tells us about upcoming sked changes in June: will drop the 20 UT broadcast on WRMI 11580, due to lack of response; and also temporarily drop the 13 UT on 9875 to East Asia, which is very expensive, yet reported to be undermodulated, (Aoki showed that as Thu 12-13 via Uzbekistan, and RMI, brokering it?). It seems that he spends a lot of his hour introspectively talking *about* his program rather than axually *doing* his program of reviews and music?
** CANADA [non]. Requiem for Radio on the air next days
"Wondering what this Requiem for Radio thing is? It's a 1 hour performance involving a scale model of the RCI towers that make sound when touched... essentially a 12 foot tall, 50 foot wide organ with 3 octaves, played by 3 musicians... 18 speakers... 28 microphones, theremin, saxophone, cello, cow bone, and 5 international shortwave broadcasts composed specifically to come into the space (a 5 track work where each track is transmitted from somewhere else in the world)..."
A classical piece for 5 voices will be also sung where bass comes eg. from Nauen, alto from Moosbrunn, tenor from WRMI etc...
The european tx antennas are directed towards Canada / NAm.
25th May 2017 2300-2400 UTC
26th May 2017 2300-2400 UTC
27th May 2017 2300-2400 UTC
WRMI : Radio Miami International 11580 kHz
WBCQ : Free Speech Radio 5130 kHz
Nauen: Shortwaveservice 9690 kHz
Moosbrunn: Shortwaveservice 9620 kHz
Boston Pirate Radio 6850 kHz
The content is identically on all three days. A QSL is planned. Posted by: (christian.milling, May 24, dxldyg via WORLD OF RADIO 1879, DXLD)
11580, May 25 at 2302, tune-in WRMI to special `Requiem for Radio` performance. `Hearts-of-Space` type ambient music during the hour, much of it a now with Morse code mixed in, MCW. I don`t try to copy it beyond a few letters, but seems as if it may be legit message, not just an effect. Did anyone copy more of it? Also some vocals of different pitches, or unintelligible talk. At one point I imagine a voice sounds like Jeff White? At 2308 5-digit spy numbers in English. Also slightly weaker S8 equally on 9690 via Nauen and 9620 via Moosbrunn. Same thing but not synched, so listening on two or three receivers gives a sorta stereo effect. Nothing heard on two other publicized frequencies, 6850 a Boston pirate, and 5130 WBCQ --- except a JBA carrier on the low side by 2328, really too early to propagate here. At 2348, now spy numbers in German heard on all three, as the music ambiance continues. 11580 cuts to WRMI ID at 2359:30, and 9690 cuts off at 2400*, neither with any closing announcements; in fact no announcements whatsoever were heard during the hour. Were there any introductory remarx at 2300 before I intuned?
Ironically, this could best be appreciated by hi-fi surround sound, quadraphonic? playing in a performance space, not on noisy and fading shortwave. It so happens that a big sporadic E FM DX opening is happening from western USA during this same hour, so I am very distracted and cannot give this my undivided attention. Maybe better luck on the two repeats at 23-24 UT May 26 and 27.
Christian Milling then informs us May 26: ``The whole performance will be streamed as video tonight as well as tomorrow:
And email@example.com is the QSL address. Good Luck`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. Nice FM Es opening up to 99.3 MHz, a station on almost every open or semi-open frequency, May 25 1905-2021 UT fadeout. First noted on the caradio at 1905 when KOSU 91.7 has CCI, very unusual. After the first 88.9 log I have transferred to my usual spot on the south-facing porch, 85 degrees in the shade. I`m using the DX-398 and PL-880 side by side with whip antennas only which are quickly manipulable to minimize ACI and CCI. Generally I have best results on the PL-880 with antenna horizontal broadside to the south. This is only about a meter above ground level, minimizing signals from groundwave stations, and also minimizing their vertical polarization component as the Es DX is presumably arriving at random polarization.
Primary is the PL-880 which has much better selectivity, and fine tuning at 10 kHz if needed to avoid ACI. I`m on headphones fortunately, since a neighbor has decided to mow his lawn in the hot midday sun! I also have to cope with a mosquito, and a big black hairy spider who scuttles around both receivers on the table.
It takes a big signal for the PL-880 to break into stereo and cannot be forced. But it has no RDS. The DX-398 can be forced into stereo, and is a big help for RDS displays, and/or keeping track of a second station while tuning the PL-880 onward. RDS log data includes for the 8 positions includes _ for a space, / to separate fields, and none of these were scrolling. Audible items are in quotation marks. Listed data but not heard are in  from the WTFDA DB u.o.s. Distances are approximate city-to-city, not site, via http://www.distancefromto.net
88.9, at 1907, ``La Primera, 88.9 FM``; at 1916, stable RDS of only: XHAJ_FM_ during a discussion. Again on the downside at 2006 with same RDS, discussion on the Unión Europea. [Saltillo, Coahuila, 25 kW, -176 m! HAAT +AM 1330 Talk] 1257 km/781 stmi
89.3, at 1917, Spanish, unID over KIEL OK
90.3, at 1919, Spanish talk, ``Grupo Fórmula``, 1921 ``Suprema Corte de Justicia de la Nación`` federal PSA (same I hear several times more on other stations), YL full ID ``XHQS, Romántica 90.3, con toda la fuerza del amor, 90.3 FM, 25,000 watts,`` address in ``Colonia Venustiano Carranza, código postal 99099, Fresnillo, Zacatecas`` (I guess the Z`s also get the highest numbers), phone numbers. Ad for ``G-A-S Noticias, un servicio de Gas Campanita``. Meanwhile RDS: 90.3FM / 930AM / DIRECTO / A TUS / SENTIDOS / GRUPO / B-15 / TELE / CABLE / FLLO. Fllo is short for Fresnillo but city is officially [Buena Vista de Rivera, Zacatecas, 25 kW, 98.29m HAAT] 1548 km/962 stmi to Fresnillo, distancefromto can`t find BVdR
91.9, at 1925, rock music, mixing another station with Spanish M&W chat. RDS attempts to engage, then 91.9_FM_ / LA MAS / BUENA
[XHEC-FM SABINAS COAH 50.0 kW H&V, ant 0.0 unknown, PS info: LA MAS BUENA, but slogan SÚPER FM with SPANISH HITS] 998 km/620 stmi
92.5, at 1928, Spanish CCI to KOMA
93.1, at 1928, ``Romántica 93.1 FM``, ads for Mercado Soriana, Mitsubishi San Luís, RDS attempt, CCI another Spanish with ads. [XHEI-FM 93.1 MEXQUITIC DE CARMONA SLP 25.0 kW, 19.28m ROMANTICA/W RADIO + AM 1070]. 1932, adstring, ``Dinero Automático`` with phones too rapid to copy; Cámara de Diputados federal PSA, which I also hear on other stations, mixed in with ads. ``No sólo es música romántica, ``Romántica 93.1 FM``. Apparently no RDS. 1604 km/996 stmi
93.3, at 1934, ``Viva Guadalupe, Viva Lupe 93-3``, Coca Cola ad, PSA from Estado de Zacatecas, ad for Mueblería Tres Capillas. [XHEXZ-FM 93.3 ZACATECAS ZAC 3.0 kW H&V, 395.33m HAAT H&V, LUPE + AM 560 SPANISH HITS BALADAS] 1583 km/984 stmi
93.5, at 1936, Spanish music, PSA anti-cellphone distracted driving by ``gobierno municipal de Saltillo``, RDS attempt? Ad for ``llantas Grupo Raga``, phone 417-51-55. [XHQC-FM 93.5 SALTILLO COAH 15.0 kW H&V, ant unknown, XHQC-FM, HITS FM, SPANISH TEEN HITS - JUVENIL] 1257 km/781 stmi --- Another log of this below at 2008
94.1, at 1938, Spanish, romantic music, 1939 announcement, RDS attempt but no lock, so unID
94.5, at 1940, Spanish talk, unID
95.1, at 1940, Diputados PSA, no RDS; 1942, ``Los mil éxitos de la N en español``, timecheck, Gloria Trevi song. No exact match in the DB, but this looks closest, from the PTA: [XHEL-FM 95.1 FRESNILLO ZAC 33.22 kW H&V, 258.0 m H&V, SÚPER CANAL, SPANISH HITS] 1548 km/962 stmi
95.3, at 1943, Spanish music
95.9, at 1943, Spanish music
96.3, at 1944, ``Felicidades``, 2:44 timecheck, ``40 grados Centígrados`` temp; PSA mentioning Matamoros, but also Coahuila, political ads for the PRC and then the PRI for 4 de junio elexion; grocery ad for bistec, pollo, cerveza, ``Feliz día del padre``. At 1946 UT, TC for 2:47 and 40 degree temp again; no RDS. ad for ``Grand Slam en el Campo de Golf El Socorro,`` este sábado, live discussion. That golf course is in Monclova, so this is: [XHEMF-FM 96.3 MONCLOVA COAH 10.0 kW H&V, 64.02m HAAT H&V, LA MEJOR + AM 970 REGIONAL MEXICAN] 1108 km/688 st mi. There is no 96.3 in Matamoros, or anywhere in Tamaulipas.
96.5, at 1950, PSA for Diputados and their concurso; 1951, TC for 14:50, discussing placas. RDS: 96.5_MHZ / ST._ZER_ stable with no further ID. Presumably means stereo Zer, one of the station groups. Therefore: [XHZER-FM 96.5 ZACATECAS ZAC 100.0 kW H&V, ant HAAT unknown, STEREO ZER REGIONAL MEXICAN] 1583 km/984 stmi
96.3, at 1953, Spanish crime news about Del Rio, Tejas, Ciudad Acuña, Coahuila. No stations there, but closest would be XHEMF-FM Monclova as logged a few minutes above; but another is in same state: [XHTOR-FM 96.3 TORREÓN COAH 2.8 kw H&V, no ant info, RADIO TORREÓN CULTURE VARIETY] However, there is a 96.3 across in Del Rio itself but not Spanish: [KTDR 96.3 DEL RIO TX 51.0 kW H&V, 154.0m HAAT H&V THE BEST 96.3, THE PEOPLE'S CHOICE HOT ADULT CONTEMPORARY]
96.7, at 1954, ``Recuerdo 96.7``. Necessary to off-tune to 96.68 to avoid local 96.9. [XHIK-FM 96.7 PIEDRAS NEGRAS COAH 3.0 kW H&V, 57.78 m HAAT H&V RECUERDO 96.7 SPANISH TOP 40] 893 km/555 st mi, close!
96.5, at 1955, RDS: LA LIDER / 96.5_MHZ Nothing matches in Mexico; closest to PTA are a couple others in NL. How about Tejas? Nothing matches there either. How about anywhere on 96.5? Nowhere! But a google search on name and frequency leads right to XHZER in Zacatecas as in log above when I was getting a different constant RDS readout.
97.1, at 1957, Spanish
97.3, at 1958, Diputados PSA, ``la Imagen`` tentative name, but RDS: EXA_97.3 [XHSR-FM 97.3 MONTERREY NL 95.45 kW H&V, antenna unknown, 997B (KCY) EXQ 97.3 EXA FM SPANISH POP] 1214 km/755 st mi
97.7, at 1959, promo ``La Historia de los Beat-les en 97.7 de FM y triple-doble-u. . .`` (website), Pronounced BEET-LACE! Not enough info for a successful search. Wish I could have copied website.
There are two 97.7 in NL as I have just logged on 97.3:
[XHLOS-FM // 102.1 on 97.7 MONTEMORELOS NL 3.0 kW H&V, 75.1m HAAT H&V, RADIO NUEVO LEÓN - ATMÓSFERA FM CLASSICAL/OPERA/ARTS] and
[XHESH-FM 97.7 SABINAS HIDALGO NL also 3.0 kW, antenna unknown, RADIO SABINAS + AM 1400 REGIONAL MEXICAN]
99.3, at 2000, phone 414-43-43, YL ID ``Milenio Radio, 99.3, XHSS[?], 25 mil watts, Saltillo, Coahuila``, ``son las 3, 35 grados centígrados``. Not XHSS at all per the DB (in Spanish, ``SAC`` sounds a lot like ``SS``): [XHSAC-FM 99.3 SALTILLO COAH 25.0 kW H&V, -107.53m! H&V HAAT MILENIO RADIO NEWS/SOFT AC] 1257 km/785 stmi
This was the MUF, nothing higher found in a quick bandscan. Back down:
96.5, at 2003, mentions Culiacán. Even if there were a station in that Sinaloa city, way out of the PTA, I would not assume it. There is a 96.5 in Los Mochis. Culiacán could be a street or whatever reference.
93.5, at 2008, rock music in Spanish, RDS: _MALUMA_ / EN STEREO / XHQC___ Probably an artist name. TC for 3:10, 37 grados. ``La Rockola, en stereo, Saltillo, 93.5`` A 414 telephone, ad for Universidad Carolina. [XHQC-FM 93.5 SALTILLO COAH 15.0 kW H&V, antena unknown, XHQC-FM HITS FM SPANISH TEEN HITS - JUVENIL] See original log at 1936
93.3, at 2015, Spanish music fade-in over OKC, 2017 Diputados PSA, event at Arena Monterrey, 1 de julio. Vance airplane scatter breaks it up with flutter vs the CCI. [XHQQ-FM 93.3 MONTERREY NL 50.0 kW H&V, antenna unknown, BANDA LA Z REGIONAL MEXICAN] 1214 km/755 st mi
87.75, TV channel 6 audio checked periodically, but nothing heard, and presumably nothing being transmitted anymore from Mexico.
Monitoring another few minutes to 2021, I conclude the opening is over; and I need a break. But resume at 2310 when it`s from NV/UT/CO/ND/MB/MN, see USA [and non] (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. 1050, May 25 at 1818 UT, from a quiet parking lot in western Enid, non-ID as ``All-new Heart & Soul 99.1 FM, Pulse of the City``, which refers to K256CR of KGTO Tulsa, per NRC AM Log. Slight CCI from the 1050 in Lawton, on non-direxional carantenna (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** RWANDA [non]. 21525, May 26 at 1301, WRMI at S7, much better than usual in daytime, JBA carrier. OSOB, probably with sporadic E help (yet no activity on adjacent 14m hamband). This is a special extension of R. Africa, as previously publicized in the DXLD yg by Chuck Gessner, W3ON in West Mifflin PA on May 25:
``Hello, I received an email today from Jeff Bernald & the Pan American Broadcasting Team, regarding a recent SWL report that I sent. Mr. Bernald mentioned in his email that the Radio Africa Network is asking listeners to "tune in this Friday, Saturday, or Sunday at 1300 UTC for an exciting broadcast call 'Rwandan Youth For Change'. We are so very excited about this program, as it is program that is being recorded in Rwanda to be heard throughout Rwanda. Kindly tune in and send us your report. We will send you a special QSL card for the reception.".
In case you forgot 'Radio Africa Network' uses the facilities of WRMI in FL and operates on 21525 kHz normally from 1400 to 2300 UT. This may be a special broadcast as it is scheduled an hour earlier than scheduled. Chuck W3ON``. Chuck tried on May 26 but had very poor results.
I listen for most of the hour. There is a sad tune by voice and guitar playing intermittently, abruptly interrupted repeatedly for the sole announcer to talk in presumed Kinyarwanda. At 1316 I make out the English words ``voice of peace`` and ``shortwave``. At 1319 a different song briefly, then back to the original one; 1327 a choral song. 1330 an announcement mentions ``kilohertz``. 1335 now a song with orchestra. Seems like there is more music during the second half when I am distracted by breakfast. Recheck at 1406, now R. Africa has switched to usual English.
11580, May 26 at 1407, I check following Argentine French relay for World Music from WRMI --- seems like it, but wait! --- it`s the same Rwandan program as the previous hour on 21525 in unexpected playback.
Related on May 25: ``While listening to "Your Weekend Show" on WRMI at about 20:45 UTC on 11580 kHz this afternoon, the program feed switched to Radio Africa Network, normally carried on 21525 kHz. Didn't check to see if RAN was still on 21525 kHz. -- Richard Langley, NB, dxldyg``
Roger Thayer in Germany replied: 1.) On the Internetstream of formerly SYSTEM B currently runs the audio of SYSTEM D.
2.) The streamaddress of formerly SYSTEM D has changed, with the same
3.) On the new IP (with non-public capacity) and with the old label
"wrmi-system d" you can hear the audio of SYSTEM A with Radio PAN AM -
Africa Network " (only right audio channel).
This is the current "Stream-Anomaly", without concrete details. roger`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SRI LANKA. 11905, May 26 before 0114, JBA carrier from SLBC is on. Mis-time signal at imagination level ending at 0115:17.5, just like it used to (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U K [non]. 15420, May 26 at 0607, BBCWS is poor at S7-S5 via MADAGASCAR. Finally 19m is not totally dead in the nightmiddle, so I scan for others, mostly JBA carriers, some with a little audio: 15785, 15615, 15465, 15380, 15255, 15230, 15190, 15190, 15160, 15120, 15105. Some of the lower ones are obviously North Korea (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1879 monitoring: confirmed first SW broadcast, Thursday May 25 at 2330 on WBCQ 9330.29v-CUSB, S8 vs storm noise level. NEXT:
Fri 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0630 HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1431 HLR 7265-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1930v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2230 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sun 0200 WRMI 11580 to NE
Sun 0310v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1030 HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW
Sun 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0300v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW [to be canceled?]
Tue 2130 WRMI 15770 to NE, 9455 to WNW
Tue 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1030 WRMI 5850 to NW, 9455 to WNW
Wed 1315.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2100 WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 11580, UT Friday May 26 at 0118, WRMI has Bob Biermann interviewing Ray Robinson about the new VOH MW station in Israel. Says they want to add SW from there, and have permission from the government; just a matter of raising funds for it. Especially to reach Iran in Farsi, which he thinx is underserved (certainly so by ``ministers`` of whom there are some available in Los Angeles area). This is during `Your Weekend Show`, which Bob is also pleased reaches listeners in Kenya from Zambia.
The ADDX schedule sort by language Farsi shows besides BBCWS and Radio Farda, the following also broadcast in Farsi on SW: AWR, IBRA, Dushanbe, AIR, NHK, TRT, CRI, BSKSA, Pakistan (inactive), Armenia; and VOA on MW via Kuwait (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) WRMI: see also ARGENTINA [non], RWANDA [non]
** U S A. 9475, May 26 at 0628, WTWW-1 is still on, day frequency! S9 but poor. Wake up, Ted. 5830 is missing (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A [and non]. Sporadic E FM DX opening from western USA and Canada, three hours after another one from Mexico [q.v.], May 25 at 2310 UT-0108 UT May 26. There may have been more between them when I took a break. The first hour conflicts with `Requiem for Radio` which I am trying to monitor simultaneously on SW 11580, 9690 and 9620; see CANADA [non]. I am in the shack now rather than on the porch.
92.9, at 2310, C&W atop OK station, Es fading, no RDS. At 2315, 2- or 3-way CCI, mentions Arizona. Presumably: [KAFF-FM 92.9 FLAGSTAFF AZ 98.0 kW H&V, 461.0 m HAAT, 92.9 KAFF COUNTRY, TODAY'S BEST COUNTRY COUNTRY] 1250 km/776 stmi
92.7, at 2313, ``Super Estrella 92.7 FM,``, Spanish, car dealer ad for Las Vegas and mentions station on 105.1 FM (which is KQRT 50 kW, Radio Tricolor). At 2320, 702-AC phone, mentions Univisión.
This is the one in Nevada, not New Mexico and axually the same station KRRN has two co-channel booster relays. Main 100 kW horizontal (no vertical!) with 587m antenna HAAT is licensed to Moapa Valley. 50-watt KRRN-FM1 is in East Las Vegas; 20 kW H&V KRRN-FM2 in Las Vegas proper. No way to tell which I am hearing, both or all, but no signs of more than one signal here. I thought the ID was ``Super Estelar``, but Estrella is confirmed as correct.
Coordinates are significantly different:
KRRN MOAPA VALLEY 36-36-04 114-35-06 1483 km/922 st mi
KRRN-FM1 EAST LAS VEGAS 35-56-45 115-02-34
KRRN-FM2 LAS VEGAS 36-20-00 115-21-41
Moapa town is about 40 miles NE of LV on I-15 on the way to St George, and there is a Moapa Valley of Fire state park nearby. You`d think 100 kW from that close would be sufficient to reach LV, but maybe there are terrain blockage issues. Here it`s mixing with the Ely station:
92.7, at 2317, jingle for ``92.7 KDSS`` in English, CCI from Spanish KRRN; 2321 local ad for a pet groomer; PSA by heart.org, ``True Country 92.7 KDSS`` jingle. RDS: KDSS_ELY stable. [KDSS 92.7 ELY NV 32.0 kW H&V, 293.0 m HAAT H&V, KDSS MAIN STREAM COUNTRY] Ely is way north of LV, at the junxion of US 6, 50 and 93, not far from the UT border. 1527 km/949 stmi
92.9, at 2316, ad for Hi Country Kia Mitsubishi, CCI. I figure this is Flagstaff too, but all searches lead to Farmington NM. Es from NM is rare! Oops, there is no 92.9 in Farmington. What about any nearby city around the Four Corners at 37N/109W? This it is, in Bayfield, just east of Durango CO: [KPTE 92.9 BAYFIELD CO 9.2 kW H&V, 344.0m H&V HAAT, 37-20-21, 107-49-25, 92.9 THE POINT, ADULT CONTEMPORARY] 871 km/541 stmi, even closer than Farmington
92.9, at 2323, ``number one music station, Y-93``. I didn`t realize at first that there was a separate Es patch to the north from the one to the west. This correlates with the French from Winnipeg on 88.1. The only match at WTFDA DB is: [KYYY 92.9 BISMARCK ND 100.0 kW H&V, 301.0 m H&V HAAT, Y-93 CONTEMPORARY HIT RADIO] 1184 km/726 stmi
93.7, at 2342, music CCI mixing with West Virginia baseball game. But soon obvious the game is from KSPI Stillwater OK, from references to Cowboys and `Pokes, Cody Wood, it`s WV vs OSU. Amusing announcer style reminds me of Hank Azaria`s parody of BB game callers, but nothing to be censored.
93.3, at 2345, ``Kay-Bull 93`` Shane? Company diamonds sponsor, Nissan ad. Over OKC station, no RDS. 2349 Lee`s Heating & Air ad, 801-747-LEES, leesheatac.com SLC area traffic crashes [KUBL-FM 93.3 SALT LAKE CITY UT 25.0 kW H&V, 1140m H&V HAAT, The Bull - K-BULL 93FM COUNTRY] 1311 km/814 st mi
88.1, at 2352, French YL with alternating English translation, about Facebook, Microsoft, more world lnews, radiocanada.ca, no RDS, solid at first, fadeout, but keeps showing at further chex. Only two possibilities in single Es range, Sault Ste Marie and Winnipeg, and surely the latter based on Bismarck heard earlier: [CKSB-10-FM //CKSB-1050 88.1 WINNIPEG MB 100.0 kW H&V, 223.0 m H&V HAAT, ICI RADIO-CANADA PREMIERE, NEWS/TALK] 1504 km/935 st mi
88.3, at 2356, Marketplace (not KOSR Stillwater, not // 91.7 KOSU, which runs show at 2300-2330), then plug for Pizza Hut in Beátrice, and a couple other towns, mentions Catholic radio. The only Beátrice is in Nebraska`s southeast corner, much too close for Es, and too far for ordinary groundwave, 442 km/275 st mi, but there is an 88.3 there: [KQIQ 88.3 BEATRICE NE 0.0 kW H, 4.2 kW V, 103.0m HAAT V, MY BRIDGE RADIO, RELIGIOUS TEACHING] I doubt this would be carrying Marketplace. HQ in Lincoln, incomplete program sked is all-religion, http://www.mybridgeradio.net/on-air/radio-programs/#
How did this get here? Maybe weird backscatter involving the northward patch which should be approx. over Nebraska? How about this. An 88.3 translator, somewhere maybe Utah has its primary input overpowered by one of the other Mybridgeradio network outlets carrying the Beátrice Pizza Hut promo, and yes, there is one in Beátrice. Per website:
Central Nebraska KROA (95.7, 99.9, 106.9, 88.3)
Panhandle Area KPNY (102.3, 105.3, 88.7)
Eastern Nebraska (95.1, 88.3, 91.7, 88.9)
West-Central Nebraska (99.3, 94.3, 104.3, 95.5)
The Eastern group applies to cutaways for Sunday services, but perhaps 88.3 Beátrice is // at least that group elsewhen, possibly DX-inputting to the hypothetical faraway translator outputting back on 88.3. Too much further research required for likely still uncertain outcome.
Mybridegeradio has another on 88.3, this translator: [K202CJ // KROA 95.7, 88.3 DESHLER NE 0.25 kW H&V, 63.0 m HAAT, MY BRIDGE RADIO RELIGIOUS TEACHING]. But the 88.3 in Beátrice is not shown as // base station 95.7 KROA.
88.3, at 2359, KCPW SLC promo --- this was the one with Marketplace, at 2330 UT: http://kcpw.org/schedule/ [KCPW-FM 88.3 SALT LAKE CITY UT ONLY 450 watts H & V! Why so low? 416.0 m H&V HAAT, KCPW NEWSROOM, NEWS/TALK] 1311 km/814 st mi
NOW we are into UT Friday May 26:
88.1, at 0000 UT,, French news from CBC Winnipeg mixing with gospel music, perhaps Moore OK groundwave. 0009 still French; 0036 still French mixing probably with KWOU Woodward OK, which is marginal here groundwave. 0057 still French; 0103 French news, CCI. See above for details
91.5, at 0011, NPR ATC mixing with something about Saturday night. The WTFDA DB does NOT have a field for networx --- all you can do is search on slogan or format, incase NPR be included. And the npr.org homepage does not facilitate finding an affiliate list, but seaching directly for that leads to: http://www.npr.org/members/nprstations.pdf
and then search on 91.5 to find 32 hits. This list does NOT include any translator callsigns nor translators! E.g. no KOSU on 94.9 in Ponca City. Most likely from the PTA on 91.5 is KUSU in Logan UT, 1343 km/834 stmi. But this list is dated 11/2002!!! Almost a sesquidecade old!
93.3, at 0012, SLC ads: so KUBL-FM again, see above.
95.5, at 0013, gospel songs, ``We Shall Rise``, and another hymn, with choppy Es fading. Surely this: [KYFO-FM 95.5 OGDEN UT 100.0 kW H&V, 219m HAAT, BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, RELIGIOUS TEACHING] 1333 km/828 st mi
94.9, at 0016, ``classic rock; 0023, Edgewood Senior Living ad. Suspected this: [KENZ 94.9 PROVO UT 47.0 kW H&V, 853m HAAT, POWER 94.9, CONTEMPORARY HIT RADIO; also KENZ-FM2, 4.6 watts vertical only in Tooele UT] However:
ESL HQ is Baxter MN, but ``Edgewood --- This is Home | to over 2,500 residents, in 53 communities across 7 states`` Not including Utah. They go by a variety of names, but E.S.L. itself applies only to Baxter and several other MN towns; Helena MT; Jamestown ND; Mitchell & Pierre & Watertown SD; do we have a 94.9 match in any of those? Only Helena MT, but it`s a 250-wat translator of KIMO 107.3, country (but there is a 63 kW in Missoula, KYSS-FM, also country). Strike out.
97.3, at 0017, pluggedin.com for movie reviews, seemingly with a religious bias.
97.1, at 0024, rock
97.5, at 0026, ``1280 The Zone``, ad for Bow-Fort (beaufort?) Spas in Orem, Salt Lake, Logan, etc. Base station is: [KZNS-FM 97.5 COALVILLE UT 89.0 kW H, no V, 647m HAAT, THE ZONE, SPORTS] It also has 5 co-channel boosters of 40 watts to 2.1 kW in Ogden, Bountiful, SLC, Provo, North SLC. Coalville: 1277 km/793 st mi
92.3, at 0028, ``KX-92 weather eye forecast``. No hits on that or KX92 as a slogan, but searching entire USA 92.3 list we find it, with KX92 only under the PS INFO field: [KXRA-FM 92.3 ALEXANDRIA MN 13.5 kW H&V, 136.0m HAAT, 4E76, KX92 - YOUR CLASSIC ROCK CONNECTION, CLASSIC ROCK] 1077 km/669 st mi
92.9, at 0031, gospel rock, mixing with Classical, in $tereo. 0032 mentions Winter Games (in SLC?), maybe different station. More bits of classical in and out next few minutes. Has to be this, the only Classical hit on 92.9 besides two translators in Oregon: [WSCD-FM 92.9 DULUTH MN 70.0 kW H&V, 185.0 m HAAT, HD 8467 MPR MPR MUSIC Classical CLASSICAL MPR, CLASSICAL, MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO] 1252 km/778 st mi
91.3, at 0034, jazz in $tereo, talk CCI. The only jazz format anywhere near either N or W PTA is this: [KMSK 91.3 AUSTIN MN 0.135 kW H&V, 59.0 m HAAT, THE MAVERICK, VARIETY/JAZZ] 911 km/566 st mi
90.9, at 0035, lecture about comedy, probably a public radio. Maybe this as I just had Duluth on 92.9: [W215CG, //WSCN 100.5 HD2, 90.9 DULUTH MN 0.099 kW H&V, antenna unknown, THE CURRENT, CLASSICAL, MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO]
88.1, at 0037, phone 320-308-KDSU? 320 AC is central Minnesota, so it was really -KVSC per website ``Studio/Request Line (320) 308-5872``
[KVSC 88.1 ST. CLOUD MN 16.5 kW V only, 136.0 m HAAT, HD 494A YOUR SOUND ALTERNATIVE, ADULT ALTERNATIVE], ``Voice of Saint Cloud`` 1066 km/663 st mi
88.3, at 0039, `The World` with report from Uganda. Airs at various times, including 1906 UT on KOSU here. The stations for 00-01 UT at publicradiofan.com do not pan out, but of course emphasis is on webcasters, frequencies irrelevant. Can`t get the http://www.theworld.org webpage to load where there might be an affiliate and time list of some 300 stations.
88.5, at 0040, classical mixing with hard rock. Not enough clue
89.5, at 0041, NPR ATC about Islamic terminology, Cosby trial. Too many possibilities
91.9, at 0046, public radio stories. Ditto
93.1, at 0050, ``Starship [some music group?] coming to Grand Junxion Sept 2 at 7 pm``, tickets via 961KSTR.com But this IS 93.1. Yet at 0051, 93.1 says ``Magic 96.1 is KMGJ Grand Junxion`` [KMGJ 93.1 GRAND JUNCTION CO 100.0 kW H&V, 437 m HAAT, MAGIC 93.1, CONTEMPORARY HIT RADIO] They are as confused as I am about which is which. Unheard 96.1: [KSTR-FM 96.1 MONTROSE CO 89.0 kW H&V, 335 m HAAT, KSTAR 96.1, CLASSIC ROCK] KMGJ: 985 km/612 st mi
96.5, at 0053, Spanish about the Mexican elexion on June 4, a resurgence of the opening from 5 hours ago, soon subsiding beneath an English, probably one of the Okies
95.3, at 0055, Spanish, romantic music in briefly
92.9, at 0056, RDS is frozen as THEREIS_, stays visible after fadeout
92.3, at 0100, sports talk with game times for baseball, hockey tonite
93.1, at 0105, Fox ``news``, very strong but no RDS, fading out to gospel rock. 0108 fade to another station with soft country, back and forth. RDS: _MERCY__ part of artist or title, then _MY_93.1 and saying ``My 93-1``, gospel? rock. Oops, that`s just my semi-local KHMY Pratt KS; at WTFDA DB you have to play with the punxuation when searching. Not 93 hyphen 1, but 93 point 1, even tho they don`t utter either word.
Opening is over, I almost hope, as I need to get on to other things, and I know I have hours and hours ahead of me to research all this, far more time than the openings themselves spanned. Welcome are any further ideas about unIDs (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 2110 UT May 26