sabato 2 marzo 2013

Glenn Hauser logs March 1, 2013

** ANTARCTICA. 15476, another Friday, another month, so pro-forma check for LRA36: nothing audible at 1434 March 1. However, 19m propagation was pretty poor except for Cuba, so RNASG could have been on with no one the wiser (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** AUSTRALIA. 4835, March 1 at 1314, VL8A is still on 60 meters at night; March had been mentioned as a month to resume nighttime on 2310, but that depends on getting some replacement device to make the switch automatically, after that failed last year, it being out of the question to employ some Aboriginal or other Human to do it manually. 1315 timecheck for ``a quarter till eleven``, as NT and SA continue to revel in being out of step with the rest of Australia and the world.
With advent of DST on March 10, WWCR plans to close 4840 an hour earlier at 1200 instead of 1300, which will be helpful for ABC listeners. At same time today, JBA carrier from the other VL8 on 2325, and 2485 again blocked by some ute blob, which seems to be something new, whence? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 1620, March 1 at 0542 UT, R. Rebelde is dominant on the FRG-7 E-W longwire, easily confirmed as // 1180 & 5025 with a slight echo, discussing some papa (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUAM. 5765-USB, March 1 at 1316, nothing audible from AFN. It had been there every morning for a while, not logged. There is however some very weak 2-way SSB around 5777 at 1319 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1650, March 1 at 0543 UT, KYHN is still stunting, with program promos only, Geraldo Rivera red-white-and-blue bit at the moment. Just in from:
-- Fritze H. Prentice, Jr, KC5KBV
Star City AR EM43aw

``Heard KYHN 1650 Fort Smith AR (with Oklahoma QTH) as it switched from nighttime 1 KW to 10 KW at 6:49 am CT (1249 UT) and it inboomed for nearly an hour, but it`s fading fast at 7:44 am CT/1344 UT.

Same tired loop of "upcoming programming". This is the longest stunting that I can ever recall for a radio station. When KMJX 105.1 went from classic rock to classic country in early 2008, that station played Beatles tunes for 2 weeks. But KYHN has gone on at least 3 weeks with this tiresome promos of OU football, that snippet from Focus On The Family, Mike Huckabee, and of course Dennis Miller and that guy with the knock-off snacks, etc, etc, etc.

The station *might* be worth listening to if programming such as Mike Malloy's weeknight talk program was part of the lineup, and other progressive talkers. It`s just another waste of broadcast spectrum IMHO.``

I, gh, resume:
Official March sunrise is now 1230 UT instead of 1300 in February, so if they were trying for 1245, that doesn`t fit for either month. See for all the FCC info about it:

I first heard KYHN reactivated 3.5 weeks ago on Feb 12 at 1300+, which matches the date on the latest letter on Resumption of Operations in the Correspondence Folder:

which however says they came back on Feb 10-11:
``Date station went silent:         02/18/2012
Date station commenced operation:   02/10/2013

Of course the FCC won`t care if they stunt forever, not getting involved in programming matters. In case anyone doubt that this is really an Oklahoma station, despite promoing silly ballgames from OU rather than Arkansas, same document shows:

Legal Name of the Applicant
Telephone Number (include area code) 9187751107
E-Mail Address (if available)
Call Sign KYHN

Typed or Printed Name of Person Signing  KIM GIRDNER
Typed or Printed Title of Person Signing MANAGING MEMBER
Altho the Community of License remains Fort Smith AR.
While KWHN 1320 is separately licensed to CAPSTAR TX LLC.

1650 was originally supposed to be the X-band replacement for KWHN 1320, which continues with real newstalk programming, and the callsigns swapped back and forth. The KWHN calls were on the 1650 facility from 11/22/2000 to 04/03/2008 when it became KYHN (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TIBET [non]. 7414, March 1 at 1322 check, no more blob from V. of Tibet in Chinese. Last logged on Feb 23, had not really looked for it since. E Asian signals were weakish on 7 MHz today but still plentiful (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1658 monitoring: on WWRB webcast, UT Friday March 1 at 0425, our old companion Pastor Larry Cain from South Carolina is back, amen & amen, after weeks of substitute programming; 0430 sharp, WOR 1658 playback starts, and only on 3195 SW, the optional // 5050 still missing both from SSB and AM.

Next: UT Saturday 0230v on Area 51 via WBCQ 5110v-CUSB. This will be amid live coverage of the SWL Winterfest starting at 0100 with AWWW, so don`t be surprised if the time for WOR shifts.

UT Saturday 0630 & 1430 on HLR Göhren, Germany, 7265-CUSB. Saturday 1600 on WRMI 9955. Saturday 1830 on WRN via SiriusXM channel 120. UT Sunday 0500 on WTWW 5830 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 770, March 1 at 1331 UT, KKOB with New Mexico news. It`s already on day pattern now, official local sunrise having gained half a sesquihour from Feb at 1400 to March at 1315. From March to April will gain another half-sesquihour; all other months it`s only 15 or 30 minutes` change. 1315 is March sunrise too for KTNN 660, which I may have also heard with music in KSKY null (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 790, March 1 at 1330 UT, KFYO Lubbock TX with local news introduced by ABC news sounder; do they care? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 830, March 1 at 1329 UT, weather for Memphis TN, with WCCO nulled. It seems the transition is complete, from original KBOA Kennett MO in the bootheel (the only station ever to send me a playing card as a QSL), via KOTC in Poplar Bluff, as FCC shows it`s now WUMY in Memphis. Topo map as usual lacking a pin implies transmitter site is now on the south side of the city of Memphis near the Mississippi border.

FCC info now at
shows it is a non-direxional daytimer with 3 kW, but with CP for 8 kW day and critical hours, 2 watts at night.

Callsign history:
WUMY 01/18/2013
KOTC 01/19/1995

History Cards cover KBOA 1947 to 1981, via microfiche to 22 page pdf
the last page explains what the History Cards are about

** U S A. 1660, March 1 at 1403 UT, no news, but music, ``Party Tonight`` and 1405 ``Baby Love``; more or less atop ``KMBZ Business Channel`` and hard to null from similar direxion. 1407 ``Keeping real music alive, Friday morning on the TOC``, ``Jasmine of My Mind``. 1414 a True Oldies Channel jingle. Of course, it`s KQWB in West Fargo ND.

Its official March sunrise is 1245 UT, but at the beginning of the month night conditions persist at least another sesquihour in the X-band. In April its LSR gains an hour to 1145, and May yet another to 1045, reaching 1030 in June (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9723.5-USB, March 1 at 1440, very weak 2-way colloquial Spanish, lethargic QSO, just woke up or high? Mentioned generadores at one point so probably poacher or narco aboardship, in any event INTRUDERS in the SWBC band, but no het, nothing on 9725 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)