sabato 23 luglio 2016

Glenn Hauser logs July 22-23, 2016

** EGYPT. 9311.5 approx., July 23 at 0205, R. Cairo humroar spur centered around here at S8 but audible down to 9306, while fundamental 9315.0 is S8. Tho close this time, the two blobs making the same sound are distinct with a dip between them. This would be the English sesquihour to North America if they were able to modulate it with programming (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. UNIDENTIFIED: 6976.0-AM, July 23 at 0201 & still 0218, JBA carrier vs S9 peaks of storm noise. No logs of it today on Free Radio Café or HF Underground, but searching 
on 6976 finds many previous pirates this year on 6976 or plus (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 780, July 23 at 0232 UT, KSPI open carrier is still on with dead air, making fast SAH with WBBM audible if I null Stillwater, where the sun officially sets in July at 0145 UT (August: 0115 UT) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1835 monitoring: NOT confirmed, Friday July 22 after 2130 on WRMI 15770, but instead Studio DX in Italian. Checking the webskedgrid, it`s official, tho without notice to me (Wavescan at 2100 has also been replaced by something else). But WOR is still VG Friday July 22 after 2130.5 on WRMI, 13695. There remains one WOR airing toward Europe, Tuesdays 2130 on 15770. Also confirmed S9 after 2330 Friday July 22 at 2348 on WBCQ, 9329.863-CUSB. Next: 
Sat 0630   HLR  6190-CUSB to SW 
Sat 1430   HLR  7265-CUSB to SW 
Sat 1930v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND 
Sat 2230   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sun 0310v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND 
Sun 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW
Mon 0300v  WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330   WRMI 9955 to SSE  
Mon 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 1100   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Tue 2130   WRMI 15770 to NE
Tue 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1315.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2100   WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW

** U S A. 7490-AM, July 23 from 0012 for the next sesquihour, listened to most of `Allan Weiner Worldwide` live on WBCQ. Says he is also on 5130 and 3250; I can get a weak signal on 5129.9 but nothing yet on 3250. Reminisces about his adventures with the m/v Sarah, since this is the twenty-ninth anniversary today of when the ship hit the fan, FCC/FBI bust after four broadcasts. His fellow pirate J. P. is in the studio, off-mike for some comments. Rest of the hour, girlfriend Pam sings some songs accompanying on ukulele, culminating with ``Amazing Grace`` past 0100 hourtop as Allan joins in. 

Then Allan reads an editorial by The Wandering Engineer in trade journal Radiomagazine advocating for low-power AMs being allowed 1.6-3 MHz with easy licensing, 10 watts to 30-foot vertical (like TIS), enough to cover a small town or a large neighborhood. 

Allan says the LPFM in Skowhegan ME, on 98.1 which TimTron helped to build, is doing well after a year, and really gets out with only 2.5 watts from ``TimTron`s mountain``. (WTFDA database shows it`s WXNZ-LP running only 2.4! watts but 202 meters above average terrain, ``Hooskow Radio`` with variety format.)

Then to Q&A from e-mail. Why did Allan choose ``William Tell Overture`` for his theme? Just because it`s invigorating and he likes it. J.P. gave him the record, but they are unsure which version, maybe London Symphony Orchestra. 

WBCQers are gathering in Monticello for a party tomorrow, and J. P. will be doing `Shortwave Saturday Night` from WBCQ itself, allowing him to go out on UStream video, from 22 UT, also 7490. Benedixion at 0132; ID at 0135 and back to BS on 7490. 

One more try to hear 3250 at 0137, if it`s still on: well, there is some very weak music on 3251.323; is that it? At 0200 I`ve switched from the R75 to the NRD545 but nothing now on 3251+ (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17775, July 22 at 2029, I find KVOH Spanish evangelism still on the air a sesquihour past usual closing at 1900*; recheck at 2055, now it`s off (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 12105, July 23 at 0210, WTWW-3 is still on with another hour of PPPP nonsense, S7 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7505, July 23 at 0214 check, WRNO is off again tonight (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 850, July 23 at 0228 UT, very nice organ music, from NE/SW, way over KOA baseball, barely audible if I null this: obviously KFUO, which tho a daytimer may remain on till Denver sunset. 0230 UT sign-off says KFUO, Clayton-St Louis MO, 5000 watts, 850, and standard disclaimer by LCMS, referring us to streaming for more, off 0231*. Indeed, 0230 UT is KOA official FCC June-July sunset, tho as a 50 kW U1 station they may ignore it; August moves KFUO up to 0200* UT. (KOA also has a 10 kW ND U1 auxiliary/backup transmitter at another site, 30 minutes further north and 11 minutes further west; it sounds weak enough to be that now). (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1330+ & 1350-, July 23 at 0223 UT, again hearing the mushy spurs against 1330 & 1350 stations, no doubt out of some 1340 outlet halfway between: this time on the DX-398, I DF them as close to east/west from here. So let`s look at the nearest ones along that axis:
KJMU Sand Springs OK 
(but I think it is silent; never hear it anyway on daytime groundwave)
KSEK Pittsburg KS
KADI Springfield MO
KFMD Bethel Heights AR
KVOT Taos NM (none closer to the west)

This report dispatched at 0453 UT July 23