giovedì 7 gennaio 2021

Glenn Hauser logs January 6, 2021


** CANADA [and non]. 750 kHz, January 6 at 0154 UT, one hardly need to listen to that outdated AM appendage of WSBB FM Atlanta for runoff elexion returns, especially since its ``news`` totally lax credibility because the stations voluntarily air far-right extremist wackadoodles Limbaugh, Hannity, and Kilmeade --- at least the national ones I recognize on their website. But, for the record I try it and land during a commercial, anyway, with quite a SAH from some music station, sounds like Pink Floyd. [see also USA: 750 WSB]

Nulling WSB while the other station is fading up, soon what I expected, yet another Canadian AM station which refuses to ``protect`` a USA clear channel --- an invasion!! 0157 ``Beach Radio`` which is always good for a chuckle, far from a coast, low temp to be minus 11, Melfort PSAs, i.e. CKJH, U4 25/25 kW, and plug a website about the northeast --- must be which is also in Melfort and linked from CKJH site which is 0158, ``Saskatchewan`s New Beach Radio``. Night pattern is supposed to be a slightly skewed circle tangent toward the north, with a particular notch toward --- Atlanta (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 9700, Jan 6 at 0128, RHC English back up here tonight, VG S9+20 // undermodulated 6000; takes turns with 6145? 9650 has RHC Spanish at S9/S7 but undermodulated. Somethings` always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. 350-MCW kHz, Jan 6 at 0135, ND beacon RG is back on from Will Rogers World Airport, OKC [how many places have *world* airports??] after missing about a week since the ice storm; must not be an essential navaid! Even less essential are 255 SW Stillwater, and 341 EI Enid, which are still2 AWOL (Glenn Hauser, Enid, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. 960, Wed Jan 6 at 0731 UT check, KGWA Enid is yet again broadcasting a kilowatt of dead air. I was wondering what show is getting silenced, but the so-called ``lineup`` at does not account for anything overnight except on Sundays: ``On-Air Schedule Sunday 12:00am - 02:00am The Mike Gallager Show``, = 06-08 UT (Glenn Hauser, Enid, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. Re Enid`s phantom TV, Trip Ericson of replies UT January 6:

``Good evening, I've updated RabbitEars accordingly. Thanks.

Personally, I wouldn't be surprised if K19IR-D had never operated at all and simply told the FCC they were doing so. Some of the less reputable outfits seem to do this. Since it's difficult to prove a negative, it's hard to crack down on.

Not only is FCC permission not needed to put the TBN programming on a subchannel of another station, but I don't think the FCC allows what KTBO is trying to do. They're trying to use a temporary channel share to call KTBO "on the air" but I don't think that will fly, which is why the STA hasn't been granted. - Trip`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** PUERTO RICO. 391-MCW kHz, Jan 6 at 0635 UT, NDB DDP which is 1 kW at San Juan - Dorado. Not much from Canada now except for the usual outstanding 248 kHz WG WinnipeG, so checking for southerly sigs, and there it is, altho JBA and usually not audible at all. I was tuned to 389-USB. I would love to hear some beacons from further Latin America, or, even closer (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 353-MCW kHz, Jan 6 at 0632 UT, ND beacons LI and IN alternating, Little Rock AR, and International Falls MN, same pitch, but they are edging closer and closer together as the period of IN is slightly shorter than LI. By 0633, the I of LI and the I of IN are almost overlain, as if ``LIN``, and then they are untanglible but will shortly be apart again. BTW, last time I heard IN, there was no sign of LI (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 356-MCW kHz, Jan 6 at 0136, NDB ODX, which is 25 watts from Ord, Nebraska; JBA but not many others audible from USA or Canada now. Why ODX? Missed a perfect chance to get a call identical to the town; shows no LW/MW beacon anywhere called ORD --- but then there`s O`Hare, which should have been OHR (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2067 monitoring: one of the `imaginary` airings per WRMI skedgrid is Wed 2100 on System F 7780, but which really has been `This Is A Music Show` for many, many months so I no longer check for it; but, roger in Germany reports:

``[WOR] 2021-01-06 21.00z WOR [2020-12-31] via 7780 kHz --- ``YH via twitter: "...Ah... the TIAMS 7780 broadcast was a timeslot-filler that went on longer than expected. I suppose WOR got the slot from the start of the year."``

``via discord: Daz @ 22:29 CET @jollyroger TIAMS says: I think that 7780 was a freebie. Jeff mentioned that it would be disappearing around the time change, but it kept on going...``

Confirmed Wed Jan 6 from 2200:20 on WBCQ 7490.183v, poor direct.

Also confirmed Wed Jan 6 at 2300 on WRMI 9955, VG S9+35/40 via Pardinho, Brasil, SDR, no jamming audible.

Jeff White confirms that the final WRMI WOR airing is being resumed immediately: 0130 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE [ex-0100], and also new 5010 to S.As well as the UT Tue 0330 on 5800, altho `Freedom Synergy Radio` may be back sporadically.

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** U S A [and non]. Wolfgang Büschel posts to the WOR iog at 2101 UT Wed Jan 6: ``[WOR] ON ALL NEWSCASTS TV STATIONS EUROPEANWIDE AND CNN TOO, report from DC / VA -- coup d'état at Washington in development; MPs are brought to safety``

But what about VOA? Of course not! Checked 11720 Grimesland at 2112, while PRESIDENT BIDEN was speaking briefly, VOA still with African music. Still same later in the hour. How about Radio Martí? Of course not! Regular Spanish discussion about Cuba, no voice-overing in English about DC riot. But then who in Miami would care about that?

However, `Financial Survival` wrapup seemed to be live about the mob riots at 2157 on 9980 WWCR // much weaker 7490+ WBCQ just before WOR (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 750 kHz, Jan 6 at 0728 UT, WSB Atlanta is now // CNN, a few seconds displaced from arriving via cable TV here; as the Georgia runoff returns drag on. I slightly modify my condemnation of WSB for far-right extremist talk programming. North Atlanta still has WCNN on 680, but now an ESPN stupid sports talk affiliate; was it once // the cable TV audio; and why retain those calls now? Owner is Dickey Broadcasting Co. (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR) see also CANADA [and non]

** U S A. 920 kHz, Jan 6 at 0730 UT, ``Bless This House`` instrumental hymn, turns out to be outro theme for `Family Bible Reading Fellowship`, and then Family Radio inspecific ID, but surely KYFR Shenandoah IA. VG dominant signal as usual at night here since it has a tight lobe thisaway, and only slightly CCW in the daytime, 5/2.5 kW; much better than e.g. neighbor 930 WKY OKC. Checking because the latest NRC DX News AM Switch column shows: ``Applications for STAs received: 920 KYFR IA Shenandoah – Applies for STA, U2 3500/2500, failure of power module`` --- well, that seems not to have degraded its night signal (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 954 kHz, Jan 6 at 0625, 72 fades per minute = a 1.2 Hz SAH between two TA signals as I am looking for such beats this time instead of logging every single 9-kHz carrier. Notable that this is only 6 kHz from my 960 local KGWA, which is not yet deadairing. WRTH 2020 frequency list page 529 shows few possibilities: Spain Onda Cero 50 kW and TRT-1 Turkey 300 kW; a little late for the latter but maybe not too late at the year`s latest sunrise date.

MWOffsets however shows more: 3 synchros from Czechia at .0000, .0001 and .0003, while Spain is .9996, and Turkey .997. MWOffsets does not display powers which are certainly important factors. But what about Czechia; have those MW already closed down? Not under Czechia itself in WRTH 2021 page 177, still showing 200/30/20 kW. WRTH 2020 still had a Czechia entry in the frequency list on 954. At this early hour we don`t think of TPs, but maybe also possible is 100 kW from JOKR Tokyo where sunset will be 0743 UT, offset .0000 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 747 kHz, Jan 6 at 0627 UT, 80 fades per minute = a 1.333 Hz SAH between two TA signals. Nothing greater than 25 kW from W ``Europe``, RNE5 Canary Islands, and/or synchro 10 kW from Cádiz, Iberia. Beyond that are Iran, Sa`udi, Sudan and Nigeria. (Once the major Netherlands channel, now only very low powers.). Also possible by now, the 500 kW NHK in Sapporo, where sunset will be 0716; easily heard before sunrise here. MWOffset shows: Canary .9982; Spain .9999; Japan .9999; Saudi .0008, Iran .0194. So nothing really fits exactly. Helpful as it may be, the trouble with mwoffsets is that many of the readings are years old, like 2017 for Canary, 2014 for Spain (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1305 kHz, Jan 6 at 0629 UT, double-SAH, meaning at least 3 signals, primary beat counting as about 4 Hz. Nothing significant in W Europe besides four RNE Radio 5 synchros of 20/20/10/25 kW. MWOffsets accounts for three of them from 2015, 2018 and 2011y! as at .9950, .9999, .000. This does imply that the one at minus 5 Hz be mainly responsible, which is the 25 kW, at Ourense (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 2320 UT January 6