domenica 25 giugno 2017

Glenn Hauser logs June 24-25, 2017

** ALASKA. 11885, June 25 at 1346, poor signal in Chinese so KNLS is back here today, // 9655 a JBA carrier (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BENIN. Regarding 1566 kHz carrier heard twice, presumed TWR, I belatedly check the city-to-city distance between Enid and Parakou:
10326.32 km = 6416.48 statute miles. 
But WRTH shows a more precise transmitter site is Serarou, unfound in first atlas I pick up, but is in the database of distancefromto, only: 
10313.19 km = 6408.32 statute miles. Call it ``over 10 megameters``.

Not audible just before 0545* June 25, maybe too late. Parakou sunrise today 0532, and at 9.34 degrees north, varies only about a semihour later in the ``winter`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5025, June 25 at 0031, R. Rebelde is on but JBM (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [non]. 15140, June 24 at 1850, JBA carrier, surely must be OMAN with RHC missing from its only frequency scheduled at this hour. What else on 19m? VERY little, but 15540 Kuwait is S2-S3 with music; 15580 VOA and 15610 WEWN are JBA carriers; 15760 WHRI is off; 15770 WRMI is S4 of BS; 15825 WWCR is S9-S3 probably with Es help. 16m still manages to propagate 17815 WHRI and 17855 Spain (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 89.3, Sunday June 25 at 1528, 1534, 1540 and 1559 UT chex, Radio 74, KIEL Loyal OK is dead air, but in $tereo! Why do I keep reporting such anomalies? Because stations are not fulfilling the minimum requirement to be a broadcaster! Blame it on automation? Somehuman is in charge of it. 

Can`t help but notice this as I am bandscanning during an alleged full-FM-band sporadic E opening, MUF projected from 6-meter maps, but just beyond our reach (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA [and non]. 90.1, KUCO Edmond is running this repeating RDS; you can`t really tell where it begins and ends: / FROM____ / UNIV_OF_ / CENTRAL_ / OKLAHOMA / LISTENER / SUPPORT_ / CLASSICL / MUSIC___ / [sic: why not then make it ``SUPPORTD``? --- 8 letters max]
I`m listening to KUCO on one receiver, the DX-398, in stereo, while futilely bandscanning for sporadic E DX via the PL-880, on the porch:

Sunday June 25 until 1559 UT, 90.1, KUCO with `Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival`, last episode of the spring 13-week season on the WFMT Network. I rue having missed most of them this year due to inconvenient time. Final piece was Chaikofsky`s ``Souvenir de Florence`` (why not title it in Italian??), sextet in a tremendous performance from the 2016 season at the St. Francis Auditorium, where I have attended some previous summers, but not recently. 2017 season is about to start in July. This and other `Tschaikovsky` music moves me to tears, and my heart breaks when I think of the horrible persecution he suffered. 

On WFMT 98.7 itself,
The SFCMF series last summer ran in June-July-August (no doubt from 2015 season), Wednesdays at 9 pm CT = 02-03 UT Thursdays --- but not on schedule this year. 

Via the Network, the 13-week series is available thru next March, so some station may run them anyquarter. But I think spring quarter is preferred, as that leads into the next live season in SF itself.
Unfortunately, this does not include, and I am not aware of any comprehensive affiliate list and schedule. One can try but info there may be out of date from years past. Here`s what it currently shows, only 8 entries, in UT:

``Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival
Program category: classical music
Add this program to your favorites.
Web Site program web site
Scheduled Broadcasts
Tu  2300-0000  WRTI Classical [MP3] (i)
W   0600-0700  KCME [MP3][aac+] (i)
F   1400-1500  WSMC [MP3][MP3] (i)
F   2000-2100  WABE 2 [MP3][MP3][aac+] (i)
Su  0200-0300  WBAA-FM [MP3] (i)
Su  1200-1300  KVNO [MP3] (i)
Su  1500-1600  KUCO [Flash] (i)
Su  2200-2300  WNED [MP3] (i)``

So is it on WNED Buffalo, Sunday at 6 pm EDT? No, per own schedule, finding it after dead link on PRF:
rather `Chamber Music from Lincoln Center`, also worthy.

There is a good chance the handful of classical music stations are carrying SFCMF during some season, if you check them out individually. 

Here`s one: KEMC a.k.a. Yellowstone Public Radio,
Mondays at 11 am-noon MDT = 17-18 UT. SFCMF is on the current weekly schedule, and STILL on there as far as it can be previewed, into January! But surely not really for that long, just defaulting to repeat info for the time being. Backing it up, started in April, so probably really just finishing the 13 weeks now on June 26. Also:

``Changes To The Helena Broadcast Signals --- As of Monday, June 12, YPR has retired the Helena translator frequency at 96.7 FM. Listeners in the Helena area can still tune us in on our transmitter at 89.1 FM.

Over the next two months, YPR will be replacing the transmitter and antenna for KYPH, which is currently heard on 89.1 FM. On or before August 1st, KYPH will move to its new dial location at 88.5 FM with the new transmitter and antenna in place. The result will be a much stronger signal for listeners in the Helena Valley, allowing more people to listen with much improved signal quality, especially in homes and buildings in the area.

YPR is aware that any change to your listening habits can be disruptive. We apologize for the temporary inconvenience, but we are confident that the end result will be a much better experience for all our listeners in the Helena area!

Additional questions can be submitted to or by calling 800-441-2941.``

The SFCMF website itself has this page about radio:

``Radio Stations Broadcasting Festival Performances
Mouse over the map to find a station near you:
United States -- Requested map does not exist.×`` !!!! Maps do exist for: New Zealand: lots of stations; and Philippines: one station!

``To listen [to] past seasons, click on the links below:
[it seems these are ``tracks`` less than full-hour broadcasts]
2015 Radio Series
2014 Radio Series
2013 Radio Series
2012 Radio Series
2011 Radio Series
2010 Radio Series
2009 Radio Series
2008 Radio Series
2007 Radio Series
2006 Radio Series

PHONE: (505) 982-1890 or
toll free (888) 221-9836 Ext. 102

Hours: 10am - 4pm, Mon - Fri
Located inside the NM Museum of Art,
107 W. Palace Ave.
from June 19 to August 20.

Can’t attend a concert you have tickets to? Donate them back to the festival. Click here to do so online.

Click here to contribute, or call (505) 983-2075, x108.

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** OKLAHOMA. 91.1, KKRD Enid, June 25 at 1529 UT, I notice that this Air One satellator is running about 2 seconds behind // 90.9 KOKF Edmond. During a talk segment; during dense praise music they merge so much it`s hard to differentiate. 

I see in WTFDA DB that KKRD is // KYRA 92.7 --- what`s that? 1.4 kW in Thousand Oaks CA, evidently the flagship of Air 1 for countless other relays. Never caught an ID for KYRA on 91.1, but can`t stand to listen to it for any length of time (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1883 monitoring: replying to my not hearing the Saturday June 24 1431 on HLR 7265-CUSB, Alan Gale in UK says ``Hi Glenn, Nothing heard of HLR here either on Saturday afternoon, so I suspect it was off air as it's usually a regular here on 7265 kHz. Alan.`` And Wolfgang Büschel says, ``in past 2 weeks we had thunderstorm season suffer here in central Europe, and a lot of damage on streets and railway lines etc. so maybe transmitter operator let installation off air? 73 wolfie``

WOR 1883 confirmed Saturday June 24 after 2230 on WBCQ 9330.2v-CUSB, poor. Also confirmed at NEW TIME of Saturday 2300 on WRMI 11580, good. This does not show on the WRMI schedule, so tnx to David Crystal, Israel (via Wolfgang Büschel) who reported this last week June 17. Wolfie also confirms it today, at S9+20 over there.

Also confirmed here UT Sunday June 25 at 0200 on WRMI 11580, good. Also confirmed UT Sunday June 25 at 0330 on WA0RCR, MO, 1860-AM, at the New Caledonia item which is 18 minutes in, so started circa 0312. Next:
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 9455 to WNW, 15770 to NE
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

Full WOR schedule on all affiliates, AM, FM, satellite, webcasts:
Also access to podcasts (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9930, Sat June 24 at 1811 tune-in to WTWW-2 which is on the air for a change, but I must have missed one third of `Theater Organ from the Ozarx` ---? NO, the intro is just ending so must have started late at 1810 --- and runs until 1843. Then Ted comes on live and says something was wrong at the transmitter, who knows what, with ``sound of silence`` causing us to miss the first half of TOFTO! NO, we didn`t --- I just heard the whole program! But to make up for it, he`s delaying the Field Day special, to replay the whole same episode which starts again at 1845.

9930 must have been extended for FD, since it`s still going S9+40 at 0001 UT June 25 with rock music, and splashing upon 9925, The Mighty KBC, only S9 fading to S5 via GERMANY. I KNEW this clash was going to happen sooner or later --- but WTWW cuts off about 0002, also uncovering Greece on 9935. 

Replacement 5085 is on by 0004 June 25, with more Field Day show, much weaker than 9930 had been, asking for phone calls to 615 – and transmitter dumps off the air. Back on at *0006:52 JIP rockmusic, 0007 ID and this time non-Ted announcer gets the whole phone number out, 615-592-1313 until it dumps off the air again at 0008:52*. Back on at *0010:37 with music; 0012 another try to get a phone call from anyone having to do with Field Day activities. Eventually one comes from Roswell, and Ted takes over interviewing, about what else? UFOs. I suppose all this pre-empted the 0100v repeat of TOFTO; still FD stuff going at 0228 recheck.

9475, meanwhile, WTWW-1 is neglected: at 1846 June 24, S9+25 of dead air; at 0006 June 25, STILL S9+25 of dead air; and 12105, WTWW-3 is also still AWOL at both chex (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 900, June 25 at 0559 UT, an English station looping N/S, ``Newstalk 900``, fade for call letters, 0600 UT bong and CBS news, soon losing out to Spanish, probably XEOK Monterrey. The *only* fit by direxion, network and slogan is per NRC AM Log: KJSK, Columbus NE, 1000/65 watts U1. No fade back up toward end of news. Perhaps they were really on 65 watts and I was lucky. None of the TX stations, nor Minnesota, Saskatchewan match (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** YEMEN [non]. 11860, June 25 at 1345, S6-S3 of dead air, then some music and talk starts. Presumably Republic of Yemen Radio, via SAUDI ARABIA or somewhere. Rarely heard with more than a carrier anymore (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1847 UT June 25