sabato 15 luglio 2017

Glenn Hauser logs July 14-15, 2017

** ARGENTINA [non]. 9395, UT Sat July 15 at 0127, RAE Argentina to the World via WRMI, YL announcer in mailbag, acknowledging reports from Pakistan, and from Edward Kusalik, Alberta. 0130 produced announcement about the DX program so is this opening, or closing, or merely a promo? Then music until 0135, more mailbag prompts with contact info, promising numbered QSL cards (BTW, I have yet to receive #001 as promised; hope it is not lost in the p-mail; has anyone got theirs?), 0137 into an article about deforestation, so maybe that was the DX program earlier? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 6070-, UT Sat July 15 at 0122, check of CFRX, interview about some show at York University, so is it still `Geeks and Beats` as previously on the CFRB programme shedule? I wouldn`t think so, but finding the website
show topics, still new ones on podcast at least, are quite wide-ranging. Unless someone can definitely tell me, will remain Unconfirmed on DX/SWL/Media Programs (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 7585, July 15 at 0242 and 0324, still no sign of anti-Christ, Station YHWH here nor on any frequency scanning the 7 MHz band and also checking his previous 5790/5792 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6940-USB, July 15 at 0244, really wild pirate music, with beeps, SFX, voices, techno/electronica, overmodulation, noises, S9+10; 0251.5 cuts off the air and on and off again until 0253.5, back on (same station?) with soft soul music, never any announcements, 0302.5-0304.5 SSTV ending with K in CW, but does not go off immediately, rather electronic music until stops at 0309.5 and does not return by 0316.5 when I quit. These matching logs,36105.0.html
say it was Pee Wee, IDing some of the music, and the station ID evidently came only from the cartoon SSTV image (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 95.7, July 15 at 0329 UT tune-in, I finally get around to checking KXLS Lahoma/Enid, which had been promoting a drastic format change from July 14, and immediately hear their new ID, ``Your music, your station, The New My 95-7``. And the previous website now converts to where you can read all about it, ``the best variety from the 80s to now``. I guess they figured would make better ratings/money by focusing on that demographic. `My` branding is spreading both on radio and TV, even tho for sure it is merely some satellite network feed replacing another one (I just logged the MY in Hutchinson on 93.1; I wonder if the music will now match?). Much of the website promotes its other station 107.1 KNID, but also tries to get new KXLS members (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. Re my log of KTLR 890 with Broad Spectrum Radio, James Branum replies:

``First, I wanted to say thanks Glenn for mentioning the relaunching of Broad Spectrum Radio on MW and FM in Oklahoma.

Second, for everyone DXLD, I thought I would share a few bits of additional information that might be of interest...

K279CR is the FM translator for KTLR. Reception covers a pretty narrow swath of territory (from West to East) but a longer bit of territory from North to South in the OKC metro area.

A predicted coverage map is at cgi-bin/patg?id=K279CR-FX 
and I have successfully received the FM translator throughout the North OKC-Edmond area, but it was a bit scratchy.

The mediumwave/AM station of KTLR has much better range, which according to 
shows it reaching as far as parts of Kansas and Texas.

As to the QRM issues, it looks like there was a bit of kerfluffle between KVSP and KTLR when KTLR first moved the K279CR translator to the OKC metro area, but it looks like KTLR prevailed. Here's a blog post that discusses the story in more detail:

Thankfully for me, KTLR didn't increase the price when they added the FM translator, so it's just a nice added bonus. James Branum,`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1886 monitoring: confirmed Friday July 14 after 2330 on WBCQ 9330.097v-CUSB, fair S9. Next:
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
Sat 2300   WRMI 11580 to NE
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. 17775, Friday July 14 at 2104 tune-in, KVOH is still on more than a bihour past nominal 1900*. Maybe it depends on whether someone gets back from lunch in time? Not sure if there is a pattern, but maybe tends to run later on Fridays since they are off the air weekends. Strangely, sounds like Pat Robertson talking in English, with alternate/consecutive translation into Spanish, mentioning that it`s the day after Trump launched the Tomahawk missiles into Syria, i.e. several weeks ago. VG signal level now but wobbling, and cut off abruptly at 2106*, still off past 2116 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6915.0-LSB, July 15 at 0317-0324, ham-like QSOs mentioning Héctor en Tamaulipas, but never any XE-calls, discussing propagation, DX, radios, 6914 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0518 UT July 15