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Glenn Hauser logs May 30-31-June 1, 2017

** ARGENTINA [non]. 9395, June 1 after some Andean music, RAE English wrapup until 0158.5, so now occupying more of the hour rather than finishing circa :55. Mirian Turkula, as if talking mainly to podcast listeners, assures us that to hear them on SW, we must listen at 01-02 UT Tue-Sat on WRMI 9395. No mention of the repeat at 07-08 on 5850 and 7730, which is too late for me to check, but has been confirmed on both by two different Australian listeners. 

11580, Thursday June 1 at 1400, checking what`s on this WRMI today: guess what: RAE in Spanish! To stay or just filling this hour with whatever? An unscheduled prolongation of the French hour before 1400 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 3330-CUSB, May 31 at 0637, CHU timesignals reactivated at S9, while by this nightmiddle, // 7850-CUSB has faded to JBA with plummeting MUF, so we`re glad 3330 is back. Richard Langley, in contact with CHU technician, says 3330 resumed May 30 circa 1700, after the underground antenna cable had been replaced. Also going to replace the one for 7850 before it fails, they hope (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1880, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 15034-USB, May 30 at 2045z, Trenton Military, CHR is back after missing since at least last week. But it`s still not back in whack. Current zulu timechex used to be 61 minutes slow, but now they are 4 hours slow! ``Time, 1645 zulu``, i.e. really EDT but calling it zulu! Furthermore, altho back on the air, it`s still ``no report received`` over and over for airport after airport, with a few ``special report`` exceptions: somewhere as of ``1524z``, and Ottawa as of ``1651z`` even tho it is not yet really 2051z! Even Trenton itself is ``no report received``. 

6754-USB, May 30 at 2337, now night frequency is back on too, at S9+10, but still ``no report received`` from Lajes, Shannon, Prestwick, Keflavik, Lajes, etc., etc. 2340 terminal forecasts are NRR from the same group. Still claiming time is ``1940z`` really EDT. Why is it so difficult to fulfill basic automated funxions? Human oversight is obviously incompetent. 

15034-USB, May 31 at 1319, still NRRs at S8, at 1320 UT claims the time is ``0920 zulu`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1880, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11880 // better 5040, Tue May 30 at 2349, RHC with Arnie talking about baluns, so DXers Unlimited is still going later in the hour than I had listed in DX/SWL/Media programs as :30-:40v, so that will have to be adjusted for all airings (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA SOUTH. 9100, June 1 at 1217, weak talk at S3. Aoki shows jammed Taiwan`s Sound of Hope could be here between 21 and 16 UT, plus ChiCom jamming likely using CNR1 programming; but Echo of Hope, South to North Korea is also listed on 9100 at 1755-2400 only. 

However, as of May 26, Ron Howard was reporting definite IDs from Echo of Hope/VOH during this hour on 9100 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. Just as I am finishing this report, I check FM and find a Mexican on 90.7, June 1 at 1738 --- bad news for my lunch break (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND [and non]. 13840, May 30 at 2351, RNZI is only poor at S6, and splattered upon by 13845 WWCR-3 at S9+30, which doesn`t close until 2359 move to 4840. Too bad these two have to be adjacent in a mostly vacant band. Without some sporadic-E boost, however, WWCR is often evitable.

11725, June 1 at 0522, no signal from RNZI; must be another of their Thursday maintenance downtimes (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 7585, June 1 at 0523, JBA carrier, presumed Station YHWH which Walt Salmaniw has been reporting running this late on this frequency lately (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. As I am bandscanning for Es DX even higher than 101.5 [see USA], May 30 at 1826 UT, here on 103.7 is a ``K-Love`` offering prayers via website, but steady signal, unlikely Es, and it`s // Enid translator on 105.5 but not synched. So has to be this I had not noticed before: [KYLK 103.7 OKEMAH OK, 72.0 kW H&V, 282.0 m HAAT, 35-15-47, 96-22-43, A588, K-Love, Title & Artist, Title & Artist, Adult Hits, K-LOVE, CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN] 178 km/110 st mi, due east of OKC. Now blotting out Wichita? (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, May 30 at 2330 I`m tracking the JBA carrier from R. Chaski for its current autocutoff time, which occurs at: 2333:34.5*. So timer has been reset earlier, last caught at 2335:22* May 20, but unheard May 22 at 2333 when I may have just missed it. Henceforth, expect it to recess at ~6.7 seconds later per 24 hours (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ROMANIA. 11700 // 11800, May 30 at 2347 Spanish feature about vino rumano, so from RRI. 11700 at S6 fading to S3 is 247 degrees from Tsiganeshti to CIRAF 14 only, which is the northern 2/3 of Chile and Argentina, all of Uruguay, half each of Bolivia & Paraguay. Why such weird boundaries? 11800 is 280 degrees from Galbeni for CIRAF 12N which means Ecuador?-Colombia-Venezuela-Guyana (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 9370, June 1 at 1218, Brother Scare on strong new frequency, S9+10 running 10 seconds behind much weaker 9330 WBCQ. Not synchro with 7570 WRMI or 9980 WWCR, so whence, maybe WHRI. I remonitor around hourtop when BS is giving contact info, but finally at 1301 during the ramshorn blow, very quick lo-fi legal ID by Dave as ``WWRB, Manchester, Tennessee``. O yeah, this is an old WWRBS frequency reactivated after a long absence. Same deal an hour later when the ID fires at 1401:30. Is this accounted for at ? Of course not: still lists the defunct Ugandan service weekends on 15240. 9370 has remained registered available for WRB at 13-24, 100 kW at 45 degrees; true total span as yet unknown. Still on at 1738 check but much weaker than 9980. Just what we need! No doubt a welcome infusion of cash into WWRB. As a new month has started, there could be more additions/deletions to TOM scheduling on otherstations. Is this now listed at
Of course not! Still shows, however, defunct WRMI frequencies like 6915; god, is BS incompetent (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1879 monitoring: confirmed Tuesday May 30 after 2330 on WBCQ 9330.12v-CUSB, fair. Also confirmed Wednesday May 31 after 1315 on WRMI 9955, fair S8. Also confirmed Wed May 31 after 2100 on WBCQ 7490 webcast; also confirmed Wed May 31 at 2330 on WBCQ 9330.0-CUSB, good. 

WORLD OF RADIO 1880 ready for first airing June 1:
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 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

** U S A. 7490, UT Wednesday May 31 at 0000 on WBCQ, o no, it`s a rant from Alex Jones, but o yes, it`s just to introduce `Dead Frog Radio 3 dot 11 [?]`. Allegedly incarcerated host says show is coming to an end after finale next week. Complains about the work of doing the show, he`s out of energy, lack of feedback, and ``don`t even get to hear my own damn show``, so ``giving up at least temporarily; maybe back in a year to do it live``. That could be when he gets out. Previously has explained that he phones his talk track out of the prison, and a cohort puts together the show adding the music (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1880, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 11580, Wed May 31 at 1401, WRMI is playing a gospel hymn instead of true World Music, more of same at 1427. It seems this hour is now flexible. See also ARGENTINA [non]! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9395, UT Thursday June 1 at 0200, I`m checking WRMI Oldies channel since on May 31, Richard Langley in NB was hearing VOA News ending circa 0215 on this frequency! But not tonight. After Argentina finished, back to music past 0200; 0204 commercial for cheap flightgs via an 800 number, 0205 more music, Beatles` ``Penny Lane`` et al., past 0215. It seems that 9395 is open for who knows what, with no specific full 24/7 schedule published on the WRMI website (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also ARGENTINA [non]

** U S A. 12105, May 30 at 2350, WTWW-3 is missing as seems to be more and more the case lately; while 9475 WTWW-1 is nominal with SFAW (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. More sporadic E FM DX as we are into seasonal peak:

6m Es map shows a good opening May 30, so I head to the porch at 1750 UT with the PL-880 and DX-398. As usual, all times UT, ID Info in [] from the WTFDA FM Database; RDS fields separated by / and none of these scrolling; audible quotations in ``/``. Distances are NOT to site, but city-to-city approx., from

88.3, at 1750, singing ID for ``88.3`` only, praise music, with brief strong Es peaks, not a nearby

89.3, at 1751, KIEL OK has CCI, one with hymn one with religious talk

89.5, at 1752, torch song on one of my more open frequencies

90.7, at 1753, talk about Soul Train. RDS shows HERE / AND / NOW / NEWS / 90.7, so it`s a public radio station. At 1759, news about FPL, WMFE-FM ID, Here & Now [WMFE-FM 90.7 ORLANDO FL 100.0 kW H&V, 223.0 m HAAT 28-36-08 81-05-37 HD 74DE WMFE-FM WMFE 90.7 FM NEWS/TALK] 1776 km/1103 st mi

92.9, at 1756, rock in stereo, Es rather than KBEZ Tulsa or The Edge OKC

93.5, at 1756, C&W music

96.5, at 1757, talk station, RDS: 96.5____ / WDBO____ / NEWS____ / WEATHER_ / WDBO____ [WDBO-FM //WDBO 580 96.5 ORLANDO FL 99.0 kW H&V, 454.0 m HAAT, 28-34-07, 81-03-16, HD, 5CBC, NEWS 96.5 TALK] 1776 km/1103 st mi

97.3, at 1758, ad, ``97.3 The Sky``, Rush [WSKY-FM 97.3 MICANOPY FL 50.0 kW H&V, 150.0 m HAAT, 29-32-09, 82-19-18, HD 854C News Talk 97.3 The Sky Drive Time Happy Hour Now On 97.3 FM The Sky News THE SKY 97.3 FM NEWS TALK NEWS/TALK] 1644 km/1021 st mi

98.1, at 1759, Spanish ``en Orlando``, Orlando Science Center, 1800 Honda ad for, ``centro de la Florida``; 1801 ``Salsa`` overcomes OKC
[WNUE-FM 98.1 DELTONA FL 50.0 kW H&V, 145.0 m HAAT, 28-51-09, 81-04-03, Spanish, HD 7908 Adult Hits SALSA 98.1 TROPICAL] 1763 km/1096 st mi

93.1, at 1805, RDS: ALRIGHT_ sticky, C&W; later some more RDS: COUNTRY_ / _RUCKER_ / _COAST__ / __GARY__ and says at 1808 ``93-1 Coast Country. (My RDS copying may not be in proper order or complete due to fading.) [WKRO-FM 93.1 PORT ORANGE FL 24.5 kW H&V, 53.0 m HAAT, 29-09-15, 80-59-45, 70D8, 93-1 Coast Country, Country, COAST COUNTRY 93.1, COUNTRY] (instead of a 250-W // 810 Portuguese translator in Orlando) 1771 km/1101 st mi

93.7, at 1809, ``Kay-Country``, promotion to win a trip to Vegas, St. George. I was hoping this would turn out to be from the West, as double-hop across the US looked possible, but it`s only another FL:
[WOGK 93.7 OCALA FL 100.0 kW H&V, 411.0 m HAAT, 29-16-05, 82-04-51, 7A46, Song/Artist, Song/Artist, Country 93.7 K-COUNTRY, COUNTRY] 1674 km/1040 st mi

93.9, at 1810, RDS: 94______ / WMTM___ / CRUISIN’ / with soul? music, 1811 ``Thanks for hanging out with us`` [WMTM-FM 93.9 MOULTRIE GA, 100.0 kW H&V, 169.0 m HAAT, 31-12-54, 83-47-13, 7652, CRUISIN' 94 WMTM  -  Oldies, CRUISIN  CLASSIC HITS] Moultrie is in S Central GA about 35 miles from FL, 1425 km/886 st mi

95.1, at 1812, national ads for GEICO, Dominos, Mattress One, overcomes KQCV OK; non-national for Murray Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Wrangler, an anti-big city dealer, by Mike Murray in Starke FL. Since Starke is halfway between Jaxonvil and Gainesvil, of the 7 FL stations on 95.1 the only fit is: [WAPE-FM 95.1 JACKSONVILLE FL, 100.0 kW H&V,  300.0 m HAAT, 30-19-22, 81-38-34, HD 5632 - THE BIG APE, CONTEMPORARY HIT RADIO] 1650 km/1025 st mi

101.5, at 1816, 855-773-8634 for, AETNA, CNS Health, 904-AC number, Virginia College ad, ````; 1818 RDS finally lox in: V_101.5__ and then with music info: / THROWBAC / BACK-HIP; 1823, ``All new V101.5`, Throwback, `Hip-Hoppin` R&B``. No fit for any FL station, so search for any such 101.5 finds: [WMXV 101.5 ST. JOSEPH TN 2.85 kW H&V, 147.6 m HAAT, 34-55-47, 87-31-44, V 101.5, URBAN AC] An itty-bitty town about 2 miles from the AL border near Florence, so site could be in AL. indeed does show in well into Alabama closer to Florence. St Joseph itself anyway: 949 km/only 590 st mi

That`s a nice cap to the opening, which is soon fading, so tuning back down for a couple more UnIDs:

90.1, at 1833, talk about guns in Texas, mixing with OK`s KUCO

88.3, at 1835, discussing radical Islam, Es fades

Opening over by 1838 so I quit for now

May 31: Another Es opening, with lots of CCI, but OK tropo is still up, especially from Tulsa area, so I can log only this: 

93.1, at 1450, mixing with Hutchinson KS, ``93-Q, #1 hit music for central New York`` [WNTQ 93.1 SYRACUSE NY, 97.0 kW H&V, 201.0 m HAAT, 42-56-48, 76-01-28, HD 78FA, 93Q The #1 Hit Music Station, 93Q Title & Artist CD name, Top 40, 93 Q, CONTEMPORARY HIT RADIO] 1995 km/1240 st mi

93.7, at 1451, KSPI Stillwater OK has some Es CCI

Vance training jets are constantly zooming overhead, not only noisy, but causing annoying Doppler flutter to any signals not purely local. The AFB is on the south edge of Enid, so why do they have to keep flying right over the city and my house? There`s lots of sparsely populated country in all other direxions! Shortly after sunrise they also blast noise across Enid from jet engines on the ground (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VATICAN. 11750, June 1 at 0523, poor S4-S6 in African language. HFCC shows this semihour is VR Hausa southward from SMG, for all those Catholic Hausans (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1745 UT June 1