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Glenn Hauser logs January 31, 2019

** CUBA. 13671.718 & 13728.283, Jan 31 at 1457, JBA spurs from RHC 13700 detectable today at 28.282 or 28.283 kHz offsets, perfectly matched within margin of error. How about further out? One more found at 13756.567, while 2 x 28.2825 would be +56.565, close enough! 

So this transmitter has the same kind of defect as 15140, but a different offset vs 28.6 kHz. Next one up should be about 13785, but too much splash from fundamental 13780 not off yet. It is off at 1534, when I find a JBA carrier on 13784.859, which is 28.292 above the previous one. Of course I did not bother to check whether fundamental was on exactly 13700.000. Something`s always wrong at RHC.

Wondering whether the 15140 and 13700 transmitters have been swapped, then at 1534 I see if any spurs remain from 15140? It`s rather weaker today by propagation, but one about 14882.56. 

The last time I found one in this area, Jan 25 at 1324: ``14882.472, that is minus 257.528 kHz, but that means separations would be 25.7528 kHz, less than about 28.6 otherwise indicated; so maybe 14882+ is really unrelated to these``. However, I was dividing by 10; if I had divided by 9, I would have found it did match: 28.614 kHz! Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15230, Jan 31 at 1542, RHC Spanish is S9+10 but suptorted; wiggle that patchcord! // 15140 is distorted but not suppressed. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GREECE. 9420, Jan 31 at 2150, great Greek music from VOG is good at S9/+10 as I tune over from SBC on 11820+ after it stops Qur`aning. No ToH timesignal, but ID before 2201 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1170, Jan 31 at 2010 UT on caradio, KFAQ Tulsa IBOC noise seems off; can`t hear any on 1160 or 1180, but nothing else to be heard either. At night it really messes up KSL (which I suppose is also still IBOC too, serving them right). Certainly no conclusions yet about KFAQ IBOC (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1450, Jan 31 at 1959 UT on caradio, one station in CCI also vs spur het from 1390 KCRC, partial ID as 100.9 FM, into network news. NRC AM Log shows of the three Okies on 1450, the one with 100.9, K265FE, is KGFF Shawnee (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 12035.0+, Jan 31 at 1423, VOT sign-off English by YL announcer for a change; only a few Hz off frequency today, not 700, poor S5-S7. I keep listening to ascertain when it cut off. IS plays for a while, by 1426 interspersed with IDs in Turkic if not Turkish language. 

Keeps going past 1430 with timesignal about a sesquisecond late, and opening presumed Kazakh, which is the only VOT SW language scheduled to start at 1430, and supposed to be on 9785. Wish I could remember that, to swiftly check whether 9785, 9785, 9785, be absent and cut on late, the next time this surely happen; for 12035+ is not chopped off by the sloppyrator until 1430:39*. 

Meanwhile TRT Turkish is also almost-on-frequency today, a few Hz above 11815.0 rather than +700, neither measured; tomorrow is another day (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. I`m overdue for a complete bandscan of the local FM scene, so undertake it on caradio from a parking lot on the west edge of Enid, Jan 31 from 2013 UT, noting some significant items:

88.3, K202BY, Enid, Fámily Radio translator is still on with dead air after many months, altho I have not kept mentioning it. They later got an STA to be off the air, not realizing the difference! Nothing in WTFDA FM Database about it being off, or programming silence, or STA.

92.1, KAMG-LP Enid remains off the air for many months. It`s still in the WTFDA FM Database with no notation that it`s silent. I am hearing something else weakly, one of the three others Okies on frequency.

93.1, K226BR Enid remains off the air for *years*; it was last translating 93.9 KIMY until it broke. Still in WTFDADB as if it exist.

95.1, strong dead air at 2012, still at 2028 UT, trace of Wichita or Shawnee underneath. Apparently somecar`s unfed feeder elsewhere in the Walmart parking lot, as it quickly fades when I drive away. Far too far from the Pheasant Run Xmas sound & lite show, a mile or two, to be that 95.1 Part 15 transmitter not turned off.

100.9, no sign yet of K265FL, translator of talker KGWA 960 Enid, tho in WTFDA DB as if on the air. Anyhow, that supplants the CP for a community LPFM.

101.5, new local-quality signal! Strong enough to ACI KS on 101.7. 2017 UT Jan 31 tune-in to tropical music; dumps off the air for a few seconds and back on several times. Song is `Alza tus Ojos`, lyrix about ``mi querida Venezuela``, mentioning most other Latin American countries, apparently promoting political support for the opposition. Alzar means raise or lift up. Automated timecheck at 2020 for ``Las 14 horas, 20 minutos``, so in UT-6 zone. 

Promo for program `Tiempo de Alabanza` elsewhen. I am wondering if this be a local pirate? Especially when I hear it ID as ``Radio Salvación, 93.9 FM``; then promo FB something like radiosalvacionokc; 

But at 2032 UT it`s ``Salvación Radio Nétwork, ciento uno punto cinco, transmitiendo vía tus sentidos``, a rather strange claim. I hear the same canned ID a few more times before 2100 UT. 2042 UT song again ``Alza tus Ojos``, but this time it`s a praise hymn with non-Venezuelan lyrix.

Finally at 2100 UT at home I hear a too-fast legal ID for something with a W on 93.9 and KOCD 101.5 Okeene OK; into Torah lesson ---  I guess they are Messianic, certainly not Jewish Orthodox. 

WTFDA DB info draws no connexion between these (93.9 not heard here):

KOCD 101.5 Okeene OK runs 14 kW horizontal only from 88 meters HAAT, at 36-07-11 N, 98-15-45 W Spanish ``LIBERTAD EN CRISTO MINISTRIES``

KWDW-LP 93.9 OKLAHOMA CITY, 100 watts H only, 28 meters, 35-21-40 N, 97-34-55 W ``SPANISH RELIGIOUS``

Okeene is about 30 miles SW of Enid, best known for its annual Rattlesnake Roundup. Search for it on FB finds
Home church is an Assembly of God at SW 42 & Agnew, but most of the FB stuff is from 2012-2015. So the original LP pipsqueak gets a relay by a moderate-power non-LP. Yet the LP reaches a far larger market.

104.9, Jan 31 at 2022, lofi RCatholic advice talkshow, phone 833-388-EWTN. So the new station in Ringwood OK, a few miles west of Enid, with one grocery store and a cemetery, is now on air. WTFDA DB shows:

KEUC 104.9 RINGWOOD, 100 watts H&V, 21 meters H&V [sic] at 36-23-12 N, 98-14-47 W, ``RELIGIOUS TEACHING EWTN OKLAHOMA CATHOLIC BROADCASTING`` Further into central Enid I am already losing the signal (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SAUDI ARABIA. 11820.042, Jan 31 at 2119, SRI/SBA is propagating again, after a long winter break, so spring must be nigh! Lovely Qur`an chanting with just the right amount of reverb, even if artificially applied rather than from the mosque`s echoey halls; perfect lullaby for my afternoon nap, S9+10 with fades to S9; always slightly plus frequency, and // always weaker 11914.988, slightly minus, S9-S6. But at 2138 stops cantoring and starts merely talking, presumably sermon until 2150 tune/out. Recheck at 2201, back to Qur`aning, but both greatly faded to S8-S6 and JBA carrier respectively (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9330.1, Jan 31 at 2115, WBCQ is DA except for fragments of BS cutting in and out, tsk2 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5950 // much stronger 9395, Jan 31 at 2116, these WRMIs are Oldies this hour; not // 7780 other music, and German? announcement, RAE relay (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5830, Jan 31 at 1546, WTWW-1 night frequency still running with PPPP, not 9475; 5085, Jan 31 at 1546, WTWW-2 is S9+30 over 1-megameter total daypath with rock. 5085 rock still/again heard at 2133, S9+20, and by now 9475 is on. 

I remarked about how white-identity PPPP might not approve of amoral multi-ethnic rock music on his #2 legacy transmitter, but is it really? Someone much more familiar with the genre and listening to 5085 a lot more than I ever will, would have to evaluate whether anything from non-white artists is allowed on air by Ted? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1470, Jan 31 at 1359 UT, Spanish fades in slightly above the CCI, can`t catch ID if any, but YL DJ is giving 800 number(s); 1402 song ``El Día del Marmota``, which means groundhog as well as marmot altho my Langenscheidt dixionary does not know that; getting a jump on him. L dix also says the word is feminine, but what about male marmots? I think the song sang del rather than de la. Again presumed KWSL Sioux City IA, for which NNE DF fits, and there are no SS Texans in the opposite SSW direxion. BTW, when I was monitoring the webstream the other day, the legal IDer pronounced KWSL in English, then attempted to pronounce the X in Sioux not realizing that it is plenty silent (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1520, Jan 31 at 2012 UT again I have that JBA ~1 kHz het vs KOKC on caradio in western Enid; 1521 Saudi or something. Much closer hi-end skywave certainly in play (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 0122 UT February 1