mercoledì 27 gennaio 2021

Glenn Hauser logs January 27, 2021

** COLOMBIA. 600, Jan 27 at 0105, continued log of VOA Spanish via HJHJ, Barranquilla: ``Enlace Internacional`` now the program name, but taking a pause for some music; via Bonaire SDR (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. 1550, Jan 27 at 0255 UT, another check of my unID ESPN station, whether it`s KICS Nebraska or KYAL in Sapulpa: string of ESPN promos; no ID at 2 minutes before the hour when I thought there was a hole in that network; but just before 0300: mentions Tulsa FM translator-style call, and `The Sports Animal`, which is the silly-ballgame subnetwork in OK. The real KYAL-FM is down in Muskogee on 97.1.

NRC AM Log does not have an FM frequency for it; on 1550, U4 2500/40 watts. Far be it from me to suggest the C-word that they might be on more than 40 watts these nights, near be it to me, only 164 km = 102 stmi city to city from that SW Tulsa suburb. Radio-locator shows 1550 site is axually just north of Sapulpa, night and day patterns with a notch to the NW, but a fair lobe to the west, but the distant night contour only goes about 20 miles.

However, with 100 kW, 97.1 is branded as Tulsa, and website fine print also claims 96.1 Vinita, 101.1 Bartlesville. WTFDA database says 97.1 is // 96.1 KITO which is 50 kW in Vinita. But no 101.1 in Bartlesville: in that market T.S.A. is on 99.1 and 1500 KPGM. Of the three 101.1s in OK, none near B`ville. How about nearby KS? Nor. Maybe KYAL`s 101.1 in BV be a pirate?

Wait: a big graphic on website equates ESPN Tulsa on 1550 AM and 99.9 FM! What`s that? WTFDA shows K260CR // KYAL-1550, ``Sapula`` which is of course a 250-watt translator a bit far from central Tulsa.

But wait! There`s more: on this page: which is underlain with ``The Sports Animal Tulsa – 97.1 Tulsa and 96.1 Grand Lake (`` And overtly says this: ``The Sports Animal-Tulsa programming is aired on 97.1 FM (Muskogee/Tulsa), 96.1 FM (Vinita), AM 1470 (Vinita) & 101.1 FM (Caney, Kansas).`` So that explains the 101.1 ``Bartlesville``? Caney is 29 km = 18 stmi = 15 nautical miles north of B`ville, just across the KS border. But WTFDA db has 101.1 there as KEOJ, Contemporary Christian, 6/6 kW. And above adds yet another outlet, 1470 which is 500/88 watt KGND as in ``Grand``.

Well, that`s the scoop despite my total disinterest in such silly sports programming. BTW, in DX research I have run across some other sports stations with cheesecake photo pages, but apparently not this one; no redeeming value (Glenn Hauser, Enid, WOR)

** U S A. 397-MCW, Jan 27 at 0331 UT, ND beacon CIT. Or so it sounds, JBA, but on 397, shows no CIT, rather a CIN in Carroll, Iowa, decommissioned; and CIR, Cairo, Illinois, both 25 watts. While the more detailed RNA Signal List ( says of CIR: ``20181130 - Bill Stewart reports a 'hic-up' on the 'R'. Often sounds like CIN``. At 0518 I check it again, but it`s JBA to NAAA = not audible at all. Now I am hearing only two letters, CI. But seems like it`s CIR having even more trouble uttering its third letter (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, Jan 27 at 0322-0329: 531, 549, 558, 567, 576(2), 585, 612, 621(2), 639(2), 657, 684(2), 693, 711, 729(2), 747, 774(2), 801, 837, 855, 882, 891, 909, 936, 999(2), 1053, 1089, 1107, 1152, 1215 - and none higher, not even 1548 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0619 UT January 27