giovedì 21 giugno 2018

Glenn Hauser logs June 19-20, 2018

** ANGUILLA. 6090, UT Tuesday June 19 at 0551, Caribbean Beacon is off again, after having stayed on whenever checked on Sunday and Monday. Day frequency 11775 is also absent at 1417 and probably neither will be back until next Sunday (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 15120, June 20 at 0055, lofi music, S9+10 // 5990, from CRI relay, until 15120 chops off at 0055:48*. That leaves 15810- WTWW-3 the OSOB. 5990 stays on until about 0104* as another undermodulated English relay hour has mis-started and now // 6020 ALBANIA. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6165, June 20 at 0058, RHC is already on and undermodulating English instead of *0100, S9+10, likewise // 6000 at S9+10/20 but undermod does not overcome noise level; while 6060 Spanish is VG S9+20/30. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** FRANCE. 11730, June 19 at 0544, no signal from NHK French relay, the transmitter which at least twice recently was a big buzz, but since then, OK. Maybe finally repairing, or just not propagating? Reaudible June 20 at 0548, poor signal but OK mod (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** HAWAII. 10000, June 19 at 0547, WWVH announcing that you can also hear it via phone at 808-325-4263. Rick Barton, AZ had also heard WWV, 2500, doing the same at 1004 June 13, presumably with its own 303- number (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. *Another* crop duster pilot in Oklahoma is killed after he crashes into a radio tower, circa 1210 UT June 19. All three major OKC TV stations leapt into axion with their choppers and groundcrews:

Jun 19, 2018 | 6:48 PM | Article

Emergency crews are on the scene where a crop duster has crashed near Enid, Oklahoma, police officials confirmed Tuesday morning.
KOCO Oklahoma City [with no video?]

ENID, Okla. — One person was killed when a crop duster crashed Tuesday morning near Enid, Oklahoma, officials with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol confirmed.

According to the OHP, troopers received reports just after 7 a.m. of a crop dusting plane that had crashed near State Highway 45 and Garland Road, about one mile north of Enid city limits in Garfield County.

Officials confirmed that the plane was owned by Deterding Aerial Spraying. The plane was occupied by one person, the pilot, who is killed. He is identified as 52-year-old Rodney Sherry from Olton, Texas.

Troopers said the plane hit a guy wire and crashed to the ground in a field (via gh, DXLD)

Posted 9:04 am, June 19, 2018, by Dallas Franklin and Katrina Butcher, Updated at 06:14PM, June 19, 2018 [with video]

ENID, Okla. - Authorities have released more information related to the crash of a crop duster near Enid.

Around 7:10 a.m. on Tuesday, officials with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol learned a crop dusting plane had crashed near Hwy 45 and Garland Rd., about a mile north of Enid.

Officials said the plane, which was owned by Deterding Aerial Spraying, crashed into the ground after it hit a guideline [sic] wire.

OHP confirmed to KFOR that the pilot of the plane was the only occupant and he died in the crash.

The pilot has since been identified as 52-year-old Rodney Sherry from Olton, Texas.

Pete Buss and his brother, Mitchell Buss, were nearby building a house when the incident happened.

"He was in really bad shape. I didn't think there was much we could do for him. We couldn't get him out. We didn't have the equipment to get him out of the cockpit or anything," Pete said. "When he hit the cable, I guess it released his bug spray or whatever. There was a big cloud and then, when he hit the ground, there was a big ball of dust."

Even those who did not know Sherry are shaken by his loss.

"Kind of makes you think about who you care about. Let them know. We're not here forever," Mitchell said.

"I've lost family members in tragic situations and just, hang on to God and believe He's there for you," Pete said.

This is the second fatal crop duster crash within the past month.

On May 30, Andy Deterding was killed after a crop duster he was flying crashed into a radio tower
(via gh, DXLD)

OHP IDENTIFIES PILOT KILLED IN CROP DUSTER CRASH NEAR ENID Posted: Jun 19, 2018 1:38 PM GST [sic] Updated: Jun 19, 2018 10:26 PM GST [sic]
By By Jessi Mitchell, News 9 [with video; still photo]

ENID, Oklahoma - A man is dead after the crop duster he was flying crashed into a field just north of Enid Tuesday morning. The accident is now being investigated by state and federal agencies.

The plane went down in a field near Highway 45 and Garland Road. State troopers say Rodney Sherry, 52, was flying over the field around 7:10 a.m. when he clipped the top of a radio tower, in a tragically similar fashion to a plane crash just last month.

Sherry, a Texas native, had been working for Deterding Aerial Spraying out of Pond Creek, Oklahoma. The owner of the plane is Jim Deterding, whose brother Andrew Deterding was piloting a crop duster for another company when he was killed after striking a radio tower at the end of May.

"It is a tragic situation and our hearts go out for that company and the families," said OHP Trooper Darrin Lancaster.

The Department of Agriculture is now working to make sure there is no lasting contamination from the chemicals the plane was carrying, as the FAA and NTSB try to piece together what led to Sherry striking the tower and its guywires.

Troopers say safety measures were in place, however.

"From my understanding, there was a flashing light at the very top," said Lancaster, "and of course it’s not there now due to the accident and part of the tower that’s been taken down."

The radio tower, owned by American Tower, is not a new installation, but neighbors do report a number of new smaller mesonet towers going up recently. Troopers urge low-flying pilots to use caution to avoid another tragedy.

"We’ve always got to be aware of what we’re doing and be as careful as we can be," Lancaster said.

The Deterdings are asking for the public’s prayers during this difficult time, but are not yet ready to provide additional comment (via gh, DXLD)

I quickly FM bandscan that morning but do not find any local signals, including translators or LPFM, missing; other than the ones already off the air, 92.1 and 93.1. So apparently it was not a broadcast tower, but not positive about that. It is near but not the KAMG-LP 92.1 location. 

Visibility seemed to be OK as of a few hours later. Even if one cannot see the guy! wires, one should know they have to be there near a radio tower. Another report I saw somewhere said the pilot was nicknamed ``hot-shot``. Around midday June 20 we drove out to the area around State Hwy 45 and Garland Road, but could not find the crash scene in any direxion from there, let alone the stub of a radio tower. We did see a parked sheriff`s car but no one around or in it (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. Minor level 1 or 2 tropo around central Oklahoma visiblizes RF 42, KBZC-LD OKC, June 20 at 1430 UT, signal bar way into the Good range, with all 7 subchannels decoding perfectly for a few more minutes. And all of them are PSIP labeled the same KBZC-LD. The top three are home shopping crap.

RF 48, KOCY-LD, the last remaining analog around here, should also be snowily/confettily visible under such conditions, but no sign of it. May finally be off permanently, or temporarily as frequently before. Or the tropo duct is extremely localized, propagating one OKC low-power and not another?

BTW, RF 23, KSBI ``52`` is still on lower power, not decoding even while KBZC succeeds (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SRI LANKA. 11905, June 20 at 0049, JBA South Asian music, S6-S7. This has now been confirmed as SLBC on a new schedule, ex-*0115:

``- - - -  posting to WRTH Facebook page, on May 22, at 5:41pm:
Pradip Kundu (lives in Agartala, India) --- ``SLBC noted opening at 0030 UT on 11905 kHz with carrier tone, instrumental music, anthem, annt. followed by Bengali religious prog. AHABAN at 0036 UT, New timings.`` (Ron Howard, WOR iog via DXLD)``

``SLBC Hindi rev schd wef 22nd May, 2018:
1) 0030-0100 UT - 11905 kHz
2) 0200-0230 UT - 11905 kHz
73, (Alokesh Gupta, New Delhi, dx_sasia yg via DXLD)``

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1934 monitoring: not confirmed final repeat, Tuesday June 19 at 2030 on WRMI 5950 and 7780, both inaudible. 

WORLD OF RADIO 1935 Contents: Antarctica and non, Australia, Bolivia, Canada, China, Cuba, Denmark, Equatorial Guinea, France, Germany, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Nigeria non, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Russia, Scotland non, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Syria non, Turkey, UK and non, USA; and the propagation outlook

WORLD OF RADIO 1935 ready for first airing an hour later, Tuesday June 19 at 2130, but WRMI 7780 and 5950 are JBA carriers only here, in fact the lower one slightly stronger, azimuth trumping frequency. Confirmed Tuesday June 19 at 2330 on WBCQ 9330.034, fair --- so this timing succeeds for the third week in a row. As often, Wed 1030 on WRMI 5950 not checked, zzz. Confirmed Wednesday June 20 after 2100 on WRMI 9955, poor; same time JBA on WBCQ 7490. NOT confirmed this Wednesday at 2330 on WBCQ 9330v, instead BS, unlike last two Wednesdays when WOR did run. Next:

Thu 2330   WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Fri 2330   WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Sat 0629   HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1431   HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1930v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2130   WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe, or 2330?]
Sat 2300   WRMI 7780 to NE
Sun 0200   WRMI 7780 to NE 
Sun 0310v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1030   HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW
Sun 1900   WRMI 9395 to NNW
Sun 2330   WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Mon 0130.5 WRMI 5850 to NW, 7780 to NE
Mon 0300v  WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 0400   WRMI webcast only, non-direxional
Mon 2330   WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Tue 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030   WRMI 7780 to NE, 5950 to WNW [or #1935?]
Tue 2130   WRMI 7780 to NE, 5950 to WNW [or #1935?]

Full schedule for WOR on all outlets, not just SW; podcast linx:

** U S A. 9330.06, June 20 at 0549, WBCQ TOMBS is dead air, or maybe JBM (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15809.9, UT Wed June 20 at 0051, WTWW-3 is on again with classic rock at S9+30, and so is WTWW-2 at same level; ham talk show is in progress at 0148 recheck. By now WTWW-3 is the OSOB, after CRI via Cuba cut off 15120 at 0055:48*. No signal on 15810- at next check 0546, probably off (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7505v, June 20 at 0105, WRNO not on yet, but underway at next check 0146, not Rick Wiles. Apparently he is trying different SW stations; Ron Howard reports: ``Hi Glenn, June 20, found 5920 // 7385 (WHRI), at 0303, with the TV audio feed of Rick Wiles/"TruNews" show.
Ron California``

** U S A. On the way to the crop duster crash scene yesterday morning NW of Enid, having run into a radio tower, I find a sporadic E FM DX opening in progress, so park and tune for a while on the caradio (no RDS). All times UT June 20. Later info researched in reference the WTFDA FM Database.
Distances are city-to-city, 

93.1, June 20 at 1648 mixture of stations, not just Pratt. 1649, adstring for Bedford Auto-Mile in Ohio, Cleveland ads, Cuyahoga County lottery, 1652, Old Navy; finally, ``45 minutes of Cleveland`s best mix of R&B, 93.1 WZAK``, recorded on the camera:
27.5 kW H&V, 189m HAAT; distance: 1509 km = 934 mi

Knowing I have Cleveland, next check is 87.7 for WLFM-LP, and there is some music in Spanish, but not pursued again now.

90.3, June 20 at 1654, discussion of NPR vs Fox News, no doubt Cleveland`s WCPN, 47.0 kW, 155 m HAAT. More below. 1509 km = 934 mi

90.7, June 20 at 90.7, same NPR show as on 90.3. Two NPR stations on 90.7 in OH: WNRK Norwalk, 4.0 kW, 124.0 m HAAT; and WGLE Lima, 50/46 kW, 128.0 m. Norwalk is closer to Cleveland. The program on WCPN sked for 12-2 pm ET is `Here & Now`. Which one matches that? WGLE, as it relays WGTE`s schedule, 91.3 in Toledo despite branding as ``FM 91``, which is impossible. But same H&N on WNRK which is a WKSU 89.7 Kent repeater. 1428 km = 887 mi from Norwalk; 1291 km = 802 mi from Lima

91.9, June 20 at 1656, network news, sounds like a gospel-huxter network. Not enough to go on.

94.1, June 20 at 1656, classical music; also at 1701. ONLY one in eastern NAm including Canada is: WBNI-FM, Roanoke IN, 3.4 kW, 100.0 m HAAT. It`s in the NE corner of IN, not too far from OH, SW of Fort Wayne. 1198 km = 745 mi

96.5, June 20 at 1658, weather, ``Z 96-5, WAZY, noon!``. That`s WAZY-FM, Lafayette IN, 50 kW H&V, 152 m HAAT, Slogan listed as ``Z 96.5``, but they did *not* utter the word ``point``. When I write it with a dash, I mean a pause. 1058 km = 657 mi. Recording:

97.7, June 20 at 1659, program `The Word Today`, contact as in Trans World Radio. Since I just IDed Lafayette IN on 96.5, I would like this to be another one there, WTGO-LP, but it`s only 0.1 kW, 28 m HAAT, ``CHRISTIAN CHR/ROCK`` i.e. mostly musical? There is also a 27-watt translator in Richmond IN that is ``CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN``. 

Perhaps more likely is: WTGN, Lima OH, 6.0 kW H&V, 91.0 m HAAT, format ``religious teaching``. There are two other very low power OH on 97.7 with that listed format. WTGN has a detailed altho yearly, minute-by-minute program schedule,
and for 12:57 pm EDT weekdays: ``Footsteps · Andy Napier, a two-minute daily feature revealing God on the move around the world``, not a match, but link to its website is at TWR! 1291 km = 802 mi

How about WTGO, only one call letter different? Search on that leads first to Harvest Chapel, 
but clicking on 97.7 WTGO-FM Radio Station goes to --- which is only in Chinese!! Squatter?

95.5, June 20 at 1700, ``Positive music throughout the day, 95-5 The Fish`` (or is that Ghoti?). There are three fishy stations on 95.5, in Hawaii, Cayman Islands and --- likely the one I have now: WFHM-FM, Cleveland OH, 31 kW H&V, 189 m HAAT, Soft Rock, Contemporary Christian, ``The Fish``. (Fish for Christian branding derives from a Greek acronym for ``Jesus Christ, Son of God, Saviour`` which happens to spell out ichthys which means fish. Thus also the stylized fish symbols on cars, advertising, etc.)
1509 km = 934 mi

94.5, June 20 at 1701 and 1705, bits of classical music in the CCI mix (not // 94.1). Only fit in eastern America, including Canada, besides some translators in VA, CT and NY is: WNED-FM, Buffalo NY, 94.0 kW H&V, 220.5 m HAAT.. 1777 km = 1104 mi

91.9, June 20 at 1702, news mentions Prime Minister Trudeau without defining him as Canadian, so likely from Canada. There are 26 Ontarians on 91.9! But 18 of them are CIDE-FM aboriginal 10-watt relays in remote areas like Muskrat Dam. This sounds more like CBC Radio 1, which includes two medium-power satellites, the closest one to the OH/IN PTA being: CBEW-FM-1 Leamington 91.9, 10.45 kW H&V, 73.6 m HAAT, relaying CBEW-FM 97.5 in Windsor. 1457 km = 906 mi

88.3, June 20 at 1703, local Enid translator is getting some CCI

99.1, June 20 at 1706, ad for Trail-Blazers Rodeo, could be an Okie? No, search leads to Monticello IL, and the event is imminent: 
Now which of the 8 IL stations on 99.1 is close to Monticello? The only IL not an LP and not a translator, full power: WYXY, Savoy, 50 kW H&V, 152.0 m HAAT, ``Wixy Classic Country``, both in the Greater Cham/bana area. Shortest skip of the opening, all of IL being under some 700 miles from here: 935 km = only 581 miles

94.5, June 20 at 1710, ``X-KR`` weather vs classical (WNED), Glass City Weekend, in Ohio: WXKR, Port Clinton, 30 kW H&V, 188.2 m HAAT, ``94.5 XKR TOLEDO'S CLASSIC ROCK`` --- 1411 km = 877 mi
``Glass City`` is a nickname for Toledo, I have just learnt:

97.7, June 20 at 1711, ``Hits FM`` --- no exact hits on that slogan, but of all 97.7s there are two at least with Hits in their name in the PTA:

WTGV-FM 97.7 SANDUSKY MI, 3 kW H&V, 99.0 m HAAT ``GREATEST HITS OF THE 60`S 70`S & 80`S``; 1501 km = 933 miles, north of Detroit; and closer:
WCLS 97.7 SPENCER IN, 6 kW H&V, 100.0 m HAAT, ``WCLS CLASSIC HITS 97.7``, 1028 km = 639 miles (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VATICAN [non]. 11875, June 20 at 1230, VR IS, very poor and opening scheduled Russian for a semihour as in Aoki/NDXC, via Tinang, PHILIPPINES. Attention gospel huxters of all ilx other than RCC: you are equally entitled to acquire airtime on IBB facilities anywhere as long as the USG is cool with violating Separation of Church and State! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0204 UT June 21