giovedì 31 gennaio 2019

Glenn Hauser logs January 30-31, 2019

** SPAIN. 9690, Wed Jan 30 at 2307, REE in English with Justin Coe introducing C&W music by Chisholm group (like from around here?), and song by Merle Haggard. OK, but WHAT has this got to do with Spain? With only one sesquihour of English per week, REE ought to cram it with 100% all-Spain content! Even if it`s a lot of music requiring little original produxion. By 0100 Jan 31 recheck, 9690 has faded to JBA carrier, so never mind what may follow in the next bihour (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1967 monitoring: confirmed Wednesday January 30 at 2200 on WRMI 9955, upcut opening from ``--67``, only S4-S5; and about 3 seconds later on WBCQ 7490.19 much better at S9+10/20 and not distorted this week.

(By 2228 recheck, WRMI with pulse jamming; 2230 Wavescan 518 starting with future of Tinian station --- except part I only introduces the geography and storm. At 2229 WBCQ plays a minute of Andean music -- quena & drumming, 2230 over to deceased Goddess Irena, and now the modulation is distorted as no doubt from her original amateur recording; soon singing ``Till There Was You``) 

Next WOR at 0100 UT Thu Jan 31 on WRMI 7780: JBA carrier but probably me. Nexpected Worlds of Radios:

0930 UT Friday    Unique  5045-LSB NSW ND
0729 UT Saturday  HLR     6190-CUSB Germany to WSW
1200 UT Saturday  Unique  5045-LSB NSW ND [alt weeks: Feb 2 & 16]
1230 UT Saturday  WRMI   *9955 to SSE
1531 UT Saturday  HLR     9485-CUSB Germany to WSW
2030vUT Saturday  WA0RCR  1860-AM MO non-direxional
2200 UT Saturday  WRMI   *9955 to SSE
0400vUT Sunday    WA0RCR  1860-AM [nominal 0415], ND
0830 UT Sunday    WRMI    5850 to NW, 5950 to WNW, 7730 to WNW 
1130 UT Sunday    HLR     7265-CUSB Germany to WSW
2130 UT Sunday    WRMI    7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday    WRMI    5950 to WNW, 9395 to NNW
0400vUT Monday    WBCQ   *5130v Area 51 to WSW
0430 UT Monday    WRMI   *9955 to SSE
0930 UT Monday    Unique  5045-LSB NSW ND
2330 UT Monday    WRMI   *9955 to SSE [or #1968]
* also webcast; direct linx to these and many others at:

Complete WOR sked, all affiliates, satellite, webcast, AM&FM, podcast:

** U S A [and non]. MW Bandscan on caradio from somewhat quiet parking lot in western Enid, Jan 20 from 2015 UT:

670, WSCR in well already with sports talk atop KLTT Denver groundwave

Other low-end channels with mostly JBA understations, presumed
660, Metroplex over Omaha, 
620, Metroplex over Sioux City; or Jackson MS?
590, Omaha over Austin
580, Topeka over Lubbock
570, Metroplex over Yankton (as always)
560, two very weak: Springfield & Denver?
550, Salina over Midland
540, Metroplex over Fort Dodge (as always)

710, Amarillo & Kansas City (as always), also het! Chihuahua?
720, WGN also in sports talk, skywave already
840, fast SAH, West Point & Louisville?

860, at 2017 UT, KKOW Pittsburg KS is off! Recheck 2039 back on with ``860 AM KKOW`` ID twice

1050, at 2018 UT, ``All New Heart & Soul, ##.1 and 1050``, which makes it KGTO Tulsa with 99.1 translator K256CR, while the *other* OK on 1050 is also ``Heart & Soul``, but its FM is 93.7 K239DG, i.e. KXCA Lawton, which barely makes a SAH on the ND caradio antenna. KXCA is 250 watts direxional away from Tulsa, while KGTO is 1 kW ND, and about 20 miles closer. Despite identical slogans, NRC AM Log shows different formats: KGTO UC:AC/OLD, and KXCA merely UC:AC

1130, at 2019 UT, NO signal from unreliable KLEY Wellington KS, unlike neighbors in OK on 1120, 1140, KS on 1150. However, local noise peak around here

1210, at 2041 UT, KGYN Guymon OK, JBA talk, much weaker on groundwave than normal, so maybe on night pattern direxional west, just like sometimes at night obviously on ND day pattern

1520, at 2022 UT, KOKC has constant JBA ~1 kHz het, from 1521? Saudi? Hard to believe as previously discussed, but 2 megawatts! At home on R75 by 2225, unheard. Supposedly closes circa 2230. Or some domestic consistently off-frequency? Or a local-area spur like 1640 around 595?

1540, at 2025 UT, English talkshow echoing from two different stations: KXEL IA has Dave Ramsey, and so does the nearest, KNGL McPherson KS. No Spanish ESPND yet from KZMP Metroplex as expected; after a break, echoing resumes at 2035

1650, circa 2030 UT cannot detect KFSW Sallisaw OK, despite further X-banders audible now, 1660 KWOD KC and 1700 KKLF Metroplex. All supposed to be 10 kW ND --- except KKLF is really only 5 kW even with better signal. 1650 does have splash from local KZLS, but even at home on R75 with USB tuning I do not hear KFSW, day; or night when KZLS ACI is not a problem. Why must OK`s only X-band stations be on adjacent frequencies? (Some DXers like to believe 1650 is in Arkansas, Fort Smith.) Iowa`s wound up 20 kHz apart.

Sometime I did hear a bit of praise music on 1650, which could be KFSW in REL:CHR format (unless it was Denver in Spanish), but I cannot believe KFSW is anywhere near nominal 10/1 kW U1 as licensed. You may recall that in its previous incarnation KWHN/KYHN, it was hard not to get here at night, suspected 10 kW then (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

This report dispatched at 0445 UT January 31