giovedì 8 giugno 2017

Glenn Hauser logs June 6-7-8, 2017

** ALASKA. 11870, June 8 at 1254, KNLS is S9, surprisingly good, close to directly off the back, signing off English hour with full new sked by Rob: 11870 at 08 & 12; 7355 also at 12 (JBA carrier here), 9690 at 10, 11765 at 14. Also if in S Asia, listen at 02 on 9600, 03 on 15515 (which are Madagascar he fails to mention). I first checked 11885 where Dave Valko caught KNLS on June 5 until 1259, // 11870, but no 11885 here today). At 1259, 11870 to open carrier and off, but back on with open carrier at *1300-1303* (or something else?) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EAST TURKISTAN. 17630, June 7 at 1419, CRI English fading S8-S5, no doubt Urumqi site aimed toward Europe and US, but seldom very audible any more. Simultaneous CRI English scheduled via Bamako, Mali site also on 17630, but aimed east with one fifth the power seldom audible here even as echo; and Ivo Ivanov says as on June 6, Bamako languages had been replaced by CRI in Chinese and music during this and other scheduled hours (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1881, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KUWAIT. 15540, June 6 at 1924, R. Kuwait in English outro for `This Day in History` with long produxion credit list, then music. On BST-1 caradio fighting some internal blob even tho the car is parked (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 97.1, June 6 at 0325 UT, checking for Es here during opening across North America, no, but fading out and in, coverage of women`s baseball game in 15th inning, mentions 52 mph pitches (or is it softball?), Kelsey Arnold a player, 0329 as Women`s College World Series involving the Oklahoma Sooners, and a player named Méndez. So this is obviously the Tulsa-market station per WTFDA FM Database: [KYAL-FM, 97.1, MUSKOGEE OK, 100.0 kW H&V, 600.0 m HAAT, 35-24-48, 95-21-55, THE SPORTS ANIMAL, SPORTS]. 237 km/147 statute miles

99.5, June 7 at 1701 UT during another bandscan for Es DX, soprano with ``Star Spangled Banner``, then ``Tulsa`s only classic country, Big Country 99.5``, i.e.: [KXBL, 99.5, HENRYETTA OK, 100.0 kW H&V, 299.0 m HAAT, 35-50-02, 96-07-28, HD, 4CE1, 99 COUNTRY, Country 99.5 Tulsa, Country, BIG COUNTRY 99.5, CLASSIC COUNTRY]. 201 km/125 st mi. 

Surely a regular noonday tradition on this station and at far too few other USA stations. If I were programming one, there would be at least one `SSB` play every day (even without a sign-on/off), and I would be collecting countless different renditions, probably possible a different one for every day of the year! (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 96.5, June 6 at 1914 UT, on caradio at a western Enid parking lot, weak Spanish definitely here when no sporadic E is in, so I am sure it is this OKC translator: [K243BJ, //KRXO-HD3, 96.5, OKLAHOMA CITY OK, 0.25 kW H&V, 302.0 m HAAT Horizontal only [but I am on the vertical car antenna], 35-24-54, 97-30-32, Spanish, 3F48, Exitos 96.5 FM!, Exitos 96.5 FM, Foreign Language, EXITOS 96.5, OLDIES]. 108 km/67 st mi apparently to downtown 

Good going, holding its own against the two full-power OK 96.5s in Tulsa and Elk City, KECO normally slightly atop here (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1880 monitoring: confirmed Tuesday June 6 after 2130 on WRMI 9455 // weaker 15770, and also on System D webcast. Also confirmed Tue June 6 at 2330 on WBCQ, 9330.1v-CUSB, fair. Also confirmed Wednesday June 7 at 1328 the 1315.5 on WRMI 9955, good S9 with no jamming. Also confirmed Wed June 7 at 2100 on WBCQ 7490, poor in summer noise level; also confirmed Wed June 7 at 2330 on WBCQ 9330.1-CUSB, good.

WORLD OF RADIO 1881 contents: Alaska, Argentina non, Bangladesh, Bougainville, Brasil, Canada, China, Cuba, East Turkistan, France non, Germany, Indonesia, International Waters, Italy, Korea North and non, Mali, Myanmar, North America, Oman, Papua New Guinea, Perú, Solomon Islands, South Carolina non, Spain, Turkey, UK and non, USA, Yemen non

WORLD OF RADIO 1881 ready for first SW airing June 8:
Thu 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
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
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   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2100   WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW

** U S A. Correxion: // 9455, not 9495 as typoed in original report; fixed:

9395 // 9455, Monday June 5 at 1314, VOA News until 1315 back to WRMI ID and Oldies. So I missed it again, presumably 5 minutes from 1310, but start times vary widely. A good way to get some credible American news on WRMI without cost (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1881, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5890, June 8 at 0616, WWCR Brother Scare disservice is OFF, while 5935 DGS is VG S9+35 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1630, June 8 at 0608 UT check, gospel music, presumed KKGM TX back in whack after days of dead air, still with SAH of about 7 Hz from KCJJ (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Sporadic E FM DX opening, June 7, monitored on porch as usual with PL-880 and DX-398, all times UT, distances city-to-city, not site:

89.9, at 1616, public radio talk show // 90.1 over KUCO but not synch; 1617 pause for PRI plug, and this show is `Here & Now`; promo NPR ATC at 4, and more promos with tags only giving the time, not the station. Judging from below DX, the PTA leads to likely this: [WJWJ-FM, 89.9, BEAUFORT SC, 47.0 kW H&V, 334.0 m HAAT, 32-42-42, 80-40-54, 8CEC, WJWJ, WJWJ 89.9,, SOUTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO, NEWS/TALK, RDS currently turned off] 1638 km/1018 st mi. Beaufort is near the southern tip of SC hear Hilton Head Island, and Savannah GA. (There is no public radio in Georgia on 89.9.)

96.3, at 1622, ad for John Ford(?) phone 706-4000, then weather forecast from ``NBC-26``, and ``96---something FM`` fade during ID, soul music. NBC 26 no doubt refers to virtual channel of some TV station. Searching on that leads to top two, Green Bay WI, and Augusta GA-Aiken SC, surely the latter tho there could be others. TV listings are all by RF channel, so can`t search easily on virtuals. If one can do this at, I`m not aware of it. Seems both should enable sorts by virtual channels as well as RF channels. 

Anyhow, the 96.3 near Augusta is: [WKSP, 96.3, AIKEN SC, 17.5 kW H&V, 258.0 m HAAT, 33-41-06, 81-55-36, HD, 17F3 - 'KDAH', WKSP - Song/Artist, WKSP - Song/Artist, 96.3 KISS FM, URBAN AC] 1505 km/935 st mi

At 1624-1629, bandscanning has few openings for Es, as OK morning tropo is still up, e.g. Tulsa on 97.1, 99.5, Elk City on 96.5.

88.1, June 7 at 1630, `Here & Now` same as on 91.7 KOSU but not synch (KOSU has a delay to match its HD). 1631 Promo for `Fresh Air`, ``this evening``, and `The World` also this evening; and `Q` on PRI ``this evening at 9``; 1633 finally ``For South Carolina Public Radio I`m ---``. So this one is: [WRJA-FM, 88.1, SUMTER SC, 98.0 kW H&V, 305.0 m HAAT, 33-52-52, 80-16-14, 8276, WRJA, PS} South Carolina ETV, Public, SOUTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO, NEWS/TALK] 1617 km/1005 st mi (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VATICAN [non]. 11875, June 8 at 1259, VR IS and off at 1300, first noticed as some ACI to 11870 ALASKA. HFCC shows 1230-1300 VR is Russian relayed by VOA Tinang, PHILIPPINES, violating Separation of Church and State (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 7597.43, June 8 at 1239 hi-speed RTTY on what for hours and hours earlier at night is nothing but open carrier. Whence? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1647 UT June 8