venerdì 20 dicembre 2019

Glenn Hauser logs December 20, 2019

** CANADA. 223 kHz, Dec 20 at 0742 UT, dash and ND beacon YYW, which is 1000 watts at Armstrong, Ontario.

245 kHz, Dec 20 at 0744 UT, dash and NDB YZE, 1000 watts at Gore Bay, Ontario. Where`s that?

``Gore Bay is a town on Manitoulin Island in Ontario, Canada. Located on Gore Bay, a bay of Lake Huron's North Channel, it is one of the two incorporated towns of Manitoulin District, of which it is the administrative and government seat. The town's name is believed to be referencing to the gore-shaped harbour. Wikipedia``

What`s a gore-shaped harbour?

``A gore is a sector of a curved surface [1] or the curved surface that lies between two close lines of longitude on a globe and may be flattened to a plane surface with little distortion. [2] The term has been extended to include similarly shaped pieces such as the panels of a hot-air balloon or parachute, [3] or the triangular insert that allows extra movement in a garment. [4]`` Wikipedia

258 kHz, Dec 20 at 0745 UT, dash and NDB ZSJ, 1000 watts at Sandy Lake, Ontario. Did they run out of Y`s? The only beacon on 258 kHz, per --- where`s that? ``Sandy Lake First Nation is an independent Oji-Cree First Nations band government. The First Nations community, in the west part of Northern Ontario, is located in the Kenora District, 227 km northeast of Red Lake, Ontario. Its registered population in June 2007 was 2,474. Wikipedia``

260 kHz, Dec 20 at 0748 UT, dash and NDB YAT, 1000 watts at Attawapiskat, Ontario; where`s that?

The Attawapiskat First Nation is an isolated First Nation located in Kenora District in northern Ontario, Canada, at the mouth of the Attawapiskat River on James Bay. Wikipedia

Wishing for a summer with clean water in Attawapiskat --- Ontario First Nation's residents have faced an endless crisis since signing Treaty 9 in 1905, says elder

272 kHz, Dec 20 at 0749, dash and YQA, 400 watt NDB at Muskoka Falls, Ontario, ``TO BE DECOMMISSIONED 2020-03-26``. Where`s that? ``Muskoka Falls is a village southeast of Bracebridge just a couple of minutes east off Highway 11.`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13632 & 13768, Dec 20 at 1525, S7-S8 spurblobs from 13700 RHC, mush in SSB mode, more readable in AM than FM mode, the latter adding the F# tone. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 245 kHz, Dec 20 at 0742 UT, ND beacon FS, 400 watts at Sioux Falls - Rock SD. Mixing with YZE CANADA q.v., same frequency but very different pitch (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9955, Fri Dec 20 at 1616, surprised to hear song here, undermodulated compared to 9395 & 9455 which are supposed to be on all-day with TOMBS, but 9955 stopping at 1500 weekdays; 1619 ``music memories and so much more`` WRMI ID by BB. Recheck at 1757, 9955 still on with music, weaker than the others. WRMI skedgrid still shows 9955 off at 1500-2200, but has Jeff decided to run it all day too, prolonging the Oldies? 

As for 9425 test, still no show, but XMTR 3 at 2100-2400 has been corrected to 5800 instead of 6060, and also 0000-0200. And latest item on WRMI FB: ``WRMI Radio Miami International 16 hrs · Testing 5800 kHz now from 2100-0200 UTC 19/20 December.``

7780 also heard Fri Dec 20 at 1620 in German, i.e. RAE at this strange time hardly suitable for Europe (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1110 kHz, Dec 20 at 1456 UT, RCC call-in show hosted by Patrick, inquiry about angels from Gilbert AZ; soon wrapping up but Hour 3 to follow; fades for TOH ID, but Houston FM and Relevant Radio mentioned, then brief NBC News, 1504 fading out. Has been looping approx. NW/SE inhabiting null of KFAB Omaha with SAH of 1 Hz or less. I would have expected 50 kW daytimer in The Metroplex, KVTT but its format is Asian --- not a trace of it, halfway to Houston! Off the air? 

This is KTEK, CoL Alvin TX, on the Relevant roster at with two different maps and lists: O&O; and affiliates. Clearly, they are Irrelevant in Oklahoma. Current program was the ``Patrick Madrid Show``. KTEK is 2.5 kW direxional daytimer, aimed thisaway; while KVTT much closer and stronger has unfavorable pattern close to nulling us but has been heard before. Should still be on 39 kW reduced power critical hours (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 12082-USB, Dec 20 at 1613, 2-way in colloquial Spanish, INTRUDERS since the SWBC band extends to 12100 per ITU; which doesn`t stop broadcasters being intruders above that (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1817 UT December 20