lunedì 29 maggio 2017

Glenn Hauser logs May 28-29, 2017

** NORTH AMERICA. 6945-USB, May 29 at 0135, rock at S9, then robotic voice with ``Welcome to ---`` can`t make it out, and a hotmail address, played twice, back to music. Numerous logs here from 2110 past 0300 with some breaks, say it was Clever Name Radio again, 

** OKLAHOMA. 92.9, May 29 circa 0018 UT on caradio atop an overpass on the way to the cemetery, seem to hear ``OKC`s alternative rock``. The only full-power Okie on 92.9 and usual fringe occupant is KBEZ Tulsa, which is ``Bob-FM, Classic Hits`` per WTFDA. But is there a translator of something in OKC? Yes, the only other 92.9 in OK:

[K225BN // KOMA 92.5, 92.9, OKLAHOMA CITY OK, 200 watts H&V, 267.7 m HAAT, 35-32-51, 97-29-30, THE BEST MUSIC OF THE 60'S AND 70'S, CLASSIC HITS]

I didn`t know or think to see if it matched 92.5, which of course is a constant bigsig, but why would KOMA want or need a // translator on a second adjacent frequency from slightly different coordinates in OKC??
[KOMA 92.5 OKLAHOMA CITY OK 94.0 kW H&V, 472.0 m HAAT, 35-33-36 97-29-07 HD 3630 KOMA 92.5 FM Artist/Title 2 digit yr Artist/Title Oldies THE BEST MUSIC OF THE 60'S AND 70'S, CLASSIC HITS]

Here are the coördinates again to compare:
92.9, K225BN 35-32-51 97-29-30
92.5, KOMA   35-33-36 97-29-07 maps show 92.9 tower site is just SE of NE 78 and Kelley, i.e. in the antenna farm area, and so is 92.5, about a mile to the northeast. I will certainly be checking for this again. Two 92.9s in KS are pretty far away (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1879 monitoring: confirmed Sunday May 28 at 2340 the 2330 broadcast on WBCQ 9330.3v-CUSB, JBA. Also confirmed UT Monday May 29 starting late at 0311 on Area 51 via WBCQ, 5129.82-AM, S9 but still in storm noise level. (See USA: WBCQ log for why it was late.) Also confirmed UT Monday May 29 at 0333 on WRMI 9955 with some noise but not sure if it`s jamming. Next:
Mon 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW [to be canceled?]
Tue 2130   WRMI 15770 to NE, 9455 to WNW
Tue 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1030   WRMI 5850 to NW, 9455 to WNW
Wed 1315.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2100   WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW

** U S A. 5129.82-AM, UT Monday May 29 at 0300 I`m checking Area 51 via WBCQ for WORLD OF RADIO, but previous program is running late, `Plastic Magic`. Host says it`s the last song, and he means forever, not just tonight, his voice getting really broken up by the end at 0311. WBCQ sked says:

``Plastic Magic (website)
Schedule 5130 Mo 0000 0200 UT Su 08:00PM 10:00PM EST [sic]

Description: Advanced counter-culture music for the rock and roll connoisseur. Specializing in ACID ROCK, GARAGE ROCK, PSYCHEDELIC, STONER ROCK, GARAGE ROCK REVIVAL from 1960's to present (mostly 1966-1973) Drawn from original anolog LP's I've been collecting since 1983. Airs weekly on KXUA 88.3fm Fayetteville, AR. College radio station at The University of Arkansas as well as bi-weekly on Area 51 WBCQ 5110 kHz shortwave from Monticello, Maine sunday evenings from 7-9pm CST [sic] Notes: Heard every other week on Area 51``

So I check his own website, not yet updated with the final show, but:

``Monday, May 22, 2017 --- Plastic Magic Podcast 436 May 21st, 2017
Hey Everybody out there in podcast land!!!! Getting near the end folks. This is the next to the last episode of Plastic Magic. I dug in deep to bring you some obscurities and some old classics. On this whoppin' 3 hour podcast you will be delighted to hear the mezmerising sounds: GOOSE CREEK SYMPHONY (1970), SAINTE ANTHONY'S FYRE (1970), DRAGONFLY (1970), BOLDER DAMN (1971), SKY HAWK (1978), THE CRAZY WORLD OF ARTHUR BROWN (1968), TROYKA (1970), THE MUSIC MACHINE (1966), BILL QUICK (1972), CHEECH AND CHONG (1972), BLACK SABBATH (1973), SUN CITY GIRLS (1983), HOG HEAVEN (1971), GRATEFUL DEAD (1971) and much more! Download It heRE: podcast # 436``

About him, the only name that shows is ``Filthy Phil``. The finale still isn`t on his website 13 hours later.

After WOR at 0311-0340, Timtron follows, then a Paul Harvey classic on the evils of marijuana; but no Hobart Radio International which is nominally at 0330 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9955, May 29 until 1359, WRMI has inserted `Ask WWCR` into a `Viva Miami` slot, from NASB an interview with Glen Tapley of WEWN about DRM, which he thinks WEWN may eventually employ once receivers are easily available. (DReaM on; still waiting for any US SW station to take the plunge even as an experiment).

11580, May 29 at 1400, WRMI instead of resuming `World Music` after 3 days of testing the Rwanda program via Radio Africa, starts playing a hymn, opening a Church of Christ program from Dallas. I`m afraid the last(?) hour of reliable W.M. fill is now gone from WRMI, but it must mean business is booming at RMI (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17775, May 29 at 1402, KVOH is still propagating as early as sign-on, S9 signal with praise music in Spanish, but distorted modulation and breaks in it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15760, May 28 at 1602, WHRI has bumped Brother Scare for scary Indianapolis 500 broadcast; still going at 1833 check, mentioning ``hit the wall head-on`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. We are into the peak of the summer sporadic-E season, so I keep an eye on the channel 2 NTSC snow, for anything, like Cuba or double-hop from further Latin America, but nothing so far. Also an eye on the 6m Es maps, frequently with lots of lines, contacts across various parts of North America, but OK is often just beyond the affected area, or in the middle of it, both of which mean no DX reaching here. Conditions look barely favorable May 28 at 2200 UT, so out to the porch for a bandscan on the PL-880 and RDS-capable DX-398:

88.1, at 2206 UT, rap music with Es fading in & out; neither Okie would be doing that; 2209 RDS reads METERMAI, presumably part of a song or artist name; 2218 RDS says BIKE_FOR; again rap at 2231. The definite on 90.7 Durham NC below makes me suspect this one nearby as in WTFDA DB:


88.1, at 2220 UT, unID different station with classical, promo; 2229 it`s Fiona Ritchie about a Celtic music festival, likely amid her `Thistle & Shamrock` show, but can`t find any frequency or time match by searching station list for NC and several other nearby states at

90.7, at 2214 UT, RDS: WNCU-FM --- and Ed Fulbright, CPA, mentions ```Mastering Your Money` on WNCU 90.7``; sounds rather commercial. His show is on schedule for 6-6:30 pm EDT Sundays; otherwise mostly jazz format. WTFDA DB shows WNCU without any suffix, so which is it?
[WNCU 90.7 DURHAM NC 50.0 kW H&V, 132.0m HAAT, JAZZ 90.7, NEWS/JAZZ] 1703 km/1058 statute miles

89.3, at 2212 UT, some unID jazz overcomes KIEL OK semi-local. Doesn`t fit any VA/NC/SC station (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1726 UT May 29