domenica 8 maggio 2022

Glenn Hauser logs May 6-7-8, 2022

** ANDORRA [non]. 13730, May 7 at 2142, another R. Andorra music special is S6-S9 direct, scheduled 21-24 UT today only. Except it`s all-talk in French right now. Also had it earlier on 6180, VG into UTwente, both out of Moosbrunn, AUSTRIA (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** ANTARCTICA. 15475.98 RCUSB, Saturday May 7 at 1435, LRA36 is on already with prélude before the publicized *1500 resumption after a month off. As usual I start with Brazilian KiwiSDRs: Pardinho has just a trace; both Brasílias get it much better, S3-S5 but breaking up: a receiver not a transmitter defect since there is no breakup when I switch to Campo, also S3-S5. Maybe an ID amid music stuck in at 1446. 1456 YL mentions Antártida, more music. 1458 ``buenas noches`` -- huh? 1501 formal canned sign-on with multilingual IDs including English briefly. 1502 reciting names of the new all-female staff of four, and the Antártida themesong. 1506 historical talk; 1510 ID; 1513 contact info including phone number, whatsapp. Lots of others are on these remotes. For a while I can only camp on someone mistuned to 15476.00 so the sound is slightly off. 1528 I switch to an Argentine which is getting it slightly better. Mentions menos 50 grados, not sure if current temp. 1537 LRA36 ID, song; 1542 contact info again; 1550 song; 1555 phone number again; 1609 contact info; 1617 song. The only possible mention of a real-time contact was, I think, from someone in Germany. 1621 ID and song, but dumps off air at 1623* abruptly and stays off at least thru 1633 when I quit. Was possibly going to repeat at 1800 but nothing at final recheck 1832. Now, are they going to resume Wednesdays as well? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** AUSTRALIA. 10129-USB, May 7 at 0610 UT, surprised to hear some Oz-accented phone hams, 2 or 3 VK3s and a VK7, not positive of calls but maybe VK3OM, VK7OR? Only S3. I was under the impression that the ``30m`` ham band was strictly no-phone, but there is an exception:

``Australia (VK, region 3) has a unique set of privileges on 30 meters which allows voice operation on a section of the band for advanced license holders. The digital segment is 10.130-10.150 MHz. The current band plan has telephony from 10.120–10.135 MHz, with CW only below 10.120. These are WIA [11] recommendations only as ACMA does not restrict Australian amateurs' modes within HF allocations beyond requiring less than 8 kHz occupied bandwidth per channel below 28 MHz`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** BRAZIL. 9667.174, May 7 at 0604, RVM S6/S8 with songs a bit overmodulated. I was wondering if its upward drift would ever attain 9667 -- sure has, and then some! Let`s see if it continue increasing. Sounds secular to me, but Carlos Gonçalves, Portugal, says songs are religious in Brazilian country style, when he heard it at a very different time and precise frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CAYMAN ISLANDS. 21285 USB, May 6 at 2025, ZF2RX with quick ``CQ73`` contacts, almost OSOB except for a ragchew on 21267.5. is not very informative: WHICH Cayman?

ZF2RX Cayman Islands flag Cayman Islands
Brayden M Ebare
63 Hersom Drive
Farmington, NH 03835
Cayman Islands
Page managed by KC1KUG, born in 2005
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 13740 & 13680, May 6 at 2126, S9/+10 of dead air on both, 2127 modulation cuts on, slightly louder on 13740. Something`s always wrong at RHC.

13680, May 7 at 2144, RHC is S9/+20 but suptorted while 13740 is S9/+25 and clearer. SAWA (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. Some FM DX logs are included under USA, May 7 at 1719-1822 UT, q.v.

** UKRAINE [non]. 7730, May 7 at 0500.7-0506.8, UR1 via WRMI, another daily edition of `Ukraine: Security Issue`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2137 monitoring: confirmed Friday May 6 from 1815.4 UT on IRRS SW, 7290 via BULGARIA, and 1323 kHz via AM Italia, Villa Estense, and complete until 1844, then music.

As usual, tuned these in earlier: 1755, into UTwente, 7290 has Chinese station only, with song, S6 on LSB, and nothing but RTTY warble on USB. 1800 ChiCom timesignal and theme, IRRS not cutting on until *1800.9, JIP `Feature Story News & Spotlite`; initially atop Chinese before it go off circa 1805. Nothing audible on 14580 = 2 x 7290. 1805 to `UN News in Brief`, 1809 rock music fill, 1813 cut to unknown show, YL about cartoonist, World Press Freedom Day May 3, but chopped off at 1815 for IRRS ID and QSL offer for reports to Milano PO Box otherwise banned, 1815.4 into WOR.

All that while simulmonitoring on 1323, well atop German CCI from Romania, but nothing now on 918 or 207 kHz. 1844 music, 1848 unknown program about a cartoonist, British accent, from Genova? Presumably continuation of 1813-1815 segment. Chopped off at 1900.

WOR 2137 also confirmed Fri May 6 at 2033 the 2030 on IRRS via AM Italia, 1323 kHz, S9+10, still nothing on 918 or 207 kHz.

Also confirmed UT Saturday May 7 at 0130 on WRMI 9395, S9+10/20.

Also confirmed UT Saturday May 7 at 0403 the 0400v on Radio Angela WBCQ, 4790, S7 and noisy into Maryland SDR, marred by those uteblaaps. This time there are two sequences, each exactly 1:00 minute apart: 0408.0, 0409.0, 0410.0...; and 0406:40, 0407:40, 0408:40, 0409:40... calibrated compared to WWV on 5000 via same remote. Instead of two at a time out of minus, even, and plus frequencies, now there is only one at a time on the waterfall. And at a bandwidth of about 10 kHz on regular AM setting, 4785-4795, the outer ones are visible but not audible. It seems that there is a different configuration every night, quite interesting to hearview.

But I digressed. WOR 2137 also confirmed Saturday May 7 at 1600 on WRN North America webcast.

Also confirmed Saturday May 7 at 1930 on WRMI 15770, S6 and noisy into UTwente; also again on WRN North America webcast.

Also confirmed Saturday May 7 at 2000 on WA0RCR, 1860 AM, MO, about 19 minutes into so started circa 1941.

Also confirmed UT Sunday May 8 at 0030 on WRMI 7780, S6/S7 into Georgia SDR, off the side from this SW beam. Next:

[WA0RCR airing not yet started at 0338 UT May 8; storm crashes]

0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315; as late as 0430]
1324vUT Sunday WMRI Europe via Ch 292 Germany 9670
2000 UT Sunday IRRS 1323 & 918? & 207?-Italy
2230 UT Sunday WRMI 5950 to NNW [to be canceled? still May 1]
0030 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to SW
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 6160v Area 51 to WSW
0030 UT Tuesday WRMI 9395 to NNW; 9455 to WNW
2230 UT Tuesday WRMI 9955 to SSE [jammed by Cuba]
1000 UT Wednesday Unique R, Australia 5035-USB or 3210-USB
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0030 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW; 9455 to WNW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S; 9395 to NNW

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** U S A. (5085), WTWW-2 webcast running in background around 0030/0200 UT Sunday May 8, and not a note of thorgan music, just ham stuff. What has become of Theatre Organ Under the Arch? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. DXMAPs have been showing some sporadic E MUF spikes into the FM band or even above it, but they are few and scattered in North America. Yet I decide to try for some Es DX, from my preferred site, displacing the cat on the table on the south-facing porch, as it`s puzzled what`s going on; only a meter above ground level, so should minimize groundwave QRM. With the DX-398 and whip antenna only which I can manipulate for polarity or some other nulling as needed. Starting at 1719 UT May 7. It`s immediately obvious that area tropo is up with 90.1 KHCC Radio Kansas overriding KUCO all morning and a number of BAD DTV signals; as well as various Tulsa and other peripheral OK signals on FM. If no real Mex DX, I shall at least become more familiar with nearer markets. Reference is the WTFDA FM Database. In Universal time order:

1719, on 92.1, ``2NEWS weather``, ``The Beat 92-1``, rock, so that is only KTBT Broken Arrow OK = Tulsa market, 27/27 kW, 200 m, TULSA'S PARTY STATION - The Beat.

A few minutes later without really trying on 92.1: KFXI Marlow OK, ``Foxy 92``, 100/100 kW, 166m, Country. Not unusual

1725, on 94.1, ``The Rock Station, Z-94``: KZCD, LAWTON, ROCK Z-94, 35/35 kW, 178 m. Slogan ID again at 1750.

1725, on 94.1, CCI with AC 918 = Tulsa market: KXOJ-FM, Glenpool OK, 100/100 kW, 210.7 m, Christian. Glenpool was once QTH of a SW plan that never happened.

1726, on 94.1, CCI Mexican music, ``Que Buena 94.1`` briefly gains over the other two. Unfortunately turns out there are NO Mexicans by this name, nor spelt ``Ke``. Rather, it is: KLNO, FORT WORTH TX, Spanish, REGIONAL MEXICAN, 94.1 QUE BUENA, 98/98 kW, 485 m; and not the 3 kW ``Ke Buena`` in Oregon. At 1737 another peak of Mexmx vs the CCI, 1739 slogan ID again, never mind the calls. And at 1759.

Some, but not all, The Metroplex stations are on the Cedar Hill antenna farm on SE side of Dallas, which is 431 km = 269 statutes from Enid.

1728, on 96.3, ad for Texas Health, Logan`s Roadhouse, Macy`s. LRH is unfamiliar to me, but there are lots of these restaurants including OKC, TX and other states. This one must be: KSCS, FORT WORTH TX, NEW COUNTRY 96.3 KSCS, 100/100 kW, 265 m

1738, on 94.3, ``Kool 94`` and ad for Cordell OK; RDS of music playing: SMASHING/PUMPKINS -- perfectly 8 letters each! This is: KXOO, 94.3, ELK CITY OK, CLASSIC HITS, KOOL 94.3 FM, 12/12 kW, 143 m [Enid`s KLGB-LP, remains kaput, was my closest local]

1742, on 94.9, Red Mountain Weight Loss ad, which exists in OKC and Fort Worth, but also KLTY ID, so this is: KLTY, ARLINGTON TX, CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN, 99/99 kW, 508 m

1746, on 92.3, sports talk with static RDS: ESPN_KC_ [sic, as in Kansas City?] but this is surely my semi-local: KKGQ, 92.3, NEWTON KS, SPORTS, ESPN WICHITA, 100/100 kW, 195.0 m

1747, on 92.5, Logan`s Roadhouse ad, barely sneaks thru huge KOMA OKC with antenna vertical only. Surely this from the PTA: KZPS, DALLAS TX, CLASSIC ROCK, LONE STAR 92.5, 99/99 kW, 508 m

At 1756 I move to the Nissan caradio in garage, which may get somethings else, due to selectivity, sensitivity? But antenna vertical only and no RDS available.

1757, on 96.7, adjacent local 96.9, 972 area code, and ad for McLean Hearing Center, both of which lead to Dallas TX, so: KTCK-FM, FLOWER MOUND TX, SPORTS RADIO 1310 & 96.7, THE TICKET, 90/90 kW, 621 m

1809, on 95.3, sports talk, and not // KOKC 1520 so not its OKC translator which is normally audible, and since there are no sports on 95.3 in TX or OK: KWKN, WAKEENEY KS, TALK/SPORTS, 95.3 THE COWBOY, 100/100 kW, 158.0 m Wakeeney is on I-70 closer to Hays than Colby, 341 km = 212 mi away

1815, on 93.7, Spanish overrides KSPI Stillwater OK, ads for Kroger, Six Flags, Telemundo 69. 1819, 214 AC, in Spanish; 1820 ``La Raza 93.7``, so it is: KNOR, KRUM TX, Spanish, REGIONAL MEXICAN, LA RAZA 93.7, 43/43 kW, 600.2 m Rock --- Krum is the home of DXer John Callarman, and KNOR was once the call of 1400 in NORman OK.

1816, on 93.7 vs KNOR briefly, English ad for Perryton: KEYE-FM, PERRYTON TX, ADULT CONTEMPORARY, 93.7 MY FM, 8.5/8.5 kW, 122.6 m --- Perryton is nowhere near The Metroplex, rather in the NE corner of the TX Panhandle, 262 km = 163 statute miles due west of Enid.

1822, on 95.3, KOKC translator // 1520 has regained control from KWKN, commercial for far-right extremist Newsmax TV net which also has a magazine and is pimping a ``World Band Radio`` worth $30 which ``may save your life``, apparently a wind-up, as a premium for subscribing. Yes, where would they be without their daily doses of the dislikes of Alex Jones, Brother Scare, Hal Turner or Bishop Bob Biermann? BTW, is 1520 back up to 50 kW yet? (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, WOR)

** VANUATU. 11835, May 6 at 0622, R. Vanuatu, S8/S5 with island music on 3 x 3945 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 10010 USB, May 7 at 0607, weak 2-way seems in English. Could this be legit aero? A bit close to WWV (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. May 6 at 1504, I`m scanning the 13 m band for any sign of broadcast carrier activity -- and I do find JBA carriers here: 21695 could be a real station, but nothing scheduled now; 21743; then a bunch at 21599, 21551, 21503, 21435, 21407, 21359, 21311. Before I get to the end of this sequence I`ve realized that they are at exact 48-kHz intervals, including 21743 altho missed 21647. Probably some local device, but what could be doing this? They are weaker than the only real SWBC, 21525 WRMI. They are all very close to `even` kHz, but are not integral multiples of only 48 kHz; and I don`t find a similar splay on 16 mb (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. RF 11, 12, 14, 20, 31, 32, 35, 36, BAD DTV signals into STB on channels normally vacant as tropo is up; only 35 starts to decode a bit, but not enough to ID, May 7 at 1520 UT. Probably as far as The Metroplex TX whence I`m getting FM DX later; see U S A (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0339 UT May 8