martedì 14 giugno 2022

Glenn Hauser logs June 11-12-13-14, 2022

** BRAZIL. Correxion: typo read 9677.526V, instead of correct 9667.526V. Tnx to Gianni Serra for catching this; fixed:

9667.526V, June 11 at 0631, RVM with wavering carrier and much weaker than usual, S3/S4. Another try:

9667.061, June 13 at 0625, choral version of `Onward Xian Soldiers` presumably in Brazuguese, then mention Gideões sponsorship of R Voz Missionária (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CANADA. Two FMDX logs from ON & MB included in June 13 session under USA [and non]

** CUBA. 6165, S9+10/20, suptorted and 6060, S9+10/20 with hum, June 13 at 0650, RHC English, Mailbag contact from Richard Lemke, Alberta. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** EGYPT. 9440, June 13 at 2157, no signal from R. Cairo English into UTwente (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** GREECE. 9420, June 13 at 1514, no signal from VOG, just a JBA presumably China, into UTwente. Zacharias Liangas says maybe due to a 3-day holiday weekend, so resuming June 14? Before that on June 10 it was intermittent, on/and/off during restricted 1230-1700 span, per Richard Langley (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NEW ZEALAND. 9700, June 13 at 0621, RNZP reactivated here and not on 11725; Adrian Sainsbury told Rodney Johnson that running both was a test prior to the change as of today. I`m trying to hear any CCI from Romania until 0627 but cannot, so maybe that`s one of their suspended frequencies? But I thought had been hearing it recently (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 9830, June 13 at 2157-2200, JBA algo into UTwente, presumably China with VOT English off, or late (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** UKRAINE [non]. 7730, June 13 at 0500, UR1 via WRMI with *same* ``Ukraine: Security Issue`` in English for the third night in a row, and no doubt the entire rest of hour in Ukrainian. I notified Jeff White that new files have not been incoming (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 332 MCW kHz, June 13 at 0658, IC, ND beacon at wIChita KS, is JBA. Had not been able to confirm it for a few weeks in HSNL, not sure if had been off, nor yet the co-channel Canadian which in winter is axually stronger than IC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2142 monitoring: confirmed Sunday June 12 at 2000 on IRRS SW via AM Italia, 1323 kHz only, S9 into nearby Noale SDR, following music from Armenia cutoff. At least at first, modulation cutting out while the background noise level remains.

Also confirmed Sunday June 12 at 2258 the still at 2230 on WRMI 5950, S9+10/15 into Knoxville SDR

Also confirmed UT Monday June 13 at 0030 on WRMI 7780, S5 vs NL into TWR Brownsville RGV SDR; but S9/+10 and noisy into Knoxville; much better S9/+10 into Maryland.

Also confirmed UT Monday June 13 at 0302 underway on Area 51 via WBCQ 6159.94, JBA direct with heavy RHC 6165 ACI; but S9/+15 into Maryland

Also confirmed UT Tuesday June 14 at 0044 midway thru the 0030 on WRMIs: 9395 S9+10/20 into Maryland much better than 9455; while 9455 S9+10/20 into Missouri. Next:

2230 UT Tuesday WRMI 9955 to SSE [jammed by Cuba]
2330 UT Tuesday WRMI 9395 to NNW
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 [and non]. Lots of sporadic E FM DX on June 12. All of these u.o.s. on the caradio with vertical fender antenna, no RDS. All logged by my own receivers, own ears in real time, no mobile device so no comparing to webstreams; parked in the garage while the F in the shade grew to at least 98, and as hot or hotter inside by late afternoon, when I install a box fan in the back seat for a little relief - no running the car inside for AC!

OK/AR area tropo from the morning on DTV still impedes Es DX for much of the day with fringe signals everywhere, e.g. Tulsa, confusing whether some of the CCI will develop into sporadic E catches. As before I include `localish` logs for informational purposes. Post research: Prime reference is WTFDA FM Database. Distances approx.,, city to city, not site to site. Frequencies first but in chrono order, times strictly UT:

87.7, at 1652, trace of something here, maybe a FrankenFM 87.75 in
Florida or pirate; never any more all day

93.1, at 1653, Earl`s Car Insurance, fades in/out. Web search leads to North Carolina: Only full-power is WPAW Winston-Salem, 99 kW, 335 m. 1580 km = 853 mi

94.3, at 1701, Spanish rap music, iHeart Radio promo in Spanish, `Mia 94`` ID in passing; 1709 still Spanish music in & out: WRLX 94.3 RIVIERA BEACH FL SPANISH HITS MIA 94.3 50.0 kW 139.0 m HAAT [all powers listed are same H and V, u.o.s.] 1993 km = 1238 mi

97.3, at 1719, 352 AC during financial advice talk show. 352 = Ocala area. This one fits by proximity, format, and only other full power in FL being far Miami; Micanopy pop. 600 in 2010: WSKY-FM 97.3 MICANOPY FL NEWS/TALK THE SKY 97.3 FM NEWS TALK 50.0 kW 150.0 m --- 1642 km = 1020 mi

[my lunch break 1730-1824]

97.5, at 1827, Jim Glover Chevrolet, 918 AC = Tulsa, KMOD-FM

95.1, at 1827, ``The Beast in the East 95.1 WRNS``: slogan not in db: WRNS-FM 95.1 KINSTON NC YOUR COUNTRY 95.1 WRNS 100.0 kW 459.0 m Online at Country --- 1831 km = 1138 mi Slogan not seen on website either; search leads instead to a 2015 WWF wrestling event in Tokyo ?? Kinston is in *eastern* NC, between Goldsboro and New Bern. Remotely possible that slogan came from some other signal briefly intruding

95.5, at 1832, gospel huxter; at least not likely KWEN Tulsa, Country. Nor the other two Okies, both country. Tough due to adjacent local 95.7. The greatest NC is religious: WHPE-FM High Point, 100 kW --- 1603 km = 996 mi

96.7, at 1834, rock, CCI, likely Es not nearby

99.3, at 1835, ``Thunder Valley Nationals``. Search leads to Bristol TN/VA motocross. Nearest station is: WEXX 99.3 ELIZABETHTON TN ROCK 99.3 THE X 3.6 kW 247.0 m --- 1398 km = 869 mi

100.7, at 1836, promo for WR--. The only full-power in NC is: WRDU 100.7 ROCKY MOUNT NC CLASSIC ROCK WRDU FM 100.7 14.0 kW 314.0 m --- 1800 km = 1118 mi

97.1, at 1900 on DX-398, Texas Rangers baseball game vs Chicago, The Sports Animal, tough due to local 96.9 but off-tuned to 97.15. NOT // OKC Sports Animal 98.1! Complete with Rangers promotion such as Texas Whiskey, but this is really OK: KYAL Muskogee since at 1913 ad about Fort Gibson --- 237 km = 147 mi

Resuming on caradio:

105.9, at 2217, rock, ``stream it now, BLM`` or similar sounding fuzzy letters. Can`t find anything in db or searching

103.7, at 2221, ``103-7, The Gator, #1 for new country``: WRUF-FM 103.7 GAINESVILLE FL COUNTRY THE GATOR 100.0 kW 234.0 m --- 1629 km - 1013 mi

102.3, at 2224, ``368-1005, The Yard Shop``; ``The New US 103,`` rock: WXUS 102.3 DUNNELLON FL COUNTRY US 102.3 50.0 kW 149.0 m The New US 102-3 The Crossroads of Country & Rock The Yard Shop chex as Ocala, near Dunnellon --- 1654 km = 1028 mi

101.7, at 2225, car race overcomes KREJ, just over border in KS

100.3, at 2226, Spanish, ``más caliente en Florida, aquí en Orlando, iHeart Radio``, Orlando weather ``desde el centro de clima Acción 97.9``: WRUM 100.3 ORLANDO FL TROPICAL RUMBA 100.3 MAS MUSICA VARIADA 95.0 kW 484.0 m --- 1773 km = 1102 mi The 97.9 station referred to, NOT heard, is a mere translator tailwagger of the 810 dog in nearby Kissimmee: W250CE relays WRSO 810 97.9 KISSIMMEE FL Spanish TALK ACCION 0.25 kW 0.0 m - meaning unknown tower height, not on the ground!

100.3, at 2227, CCI to above, in English mentions Orlando Magic. Maybe this, only other FL full-power?: WCTH 100.3 PLANTATION KEY FL COUNTRY THUNDER COUNTRY 100.3 100.0 kW 141.0 m --- Distancefromto measures to city of Brandon just east of Tampa, while it`s really way down in THE Florida Keys as per the coordinates in db; way out of the PTA. Not to be confused with plain old Plantation, in the Fort Lauderdale area

99.3, at 2230, ad with 803 AC, and Art`s? Mulching and Yard Cleanup with 843 AC. Both are in SC, 803 being central including Chester next to Charlotte NC; 843 coastal. I can`t nail down that biz, but the two in SC are: WBT-FM relays WBT-1110 99.3 CHESTER SC NEWS TALK 1110 AND 99.3 WBT 7.7 kW 182.2 m Charlotte's News Talk --- 1517 km = 819 mi --- OR: WWKT-FM 99.3 KINGSTREE SC COUNTRY THE CAT 99.3 11.0 kW 149.9 m --- 1669 km = 1037 mi

97.5, at 2233, Women`s Empowerment Expo 2022 will be July 30 at PNC Arena - that leads to Raleigh NC, Carrboro nearby, more at 2248: WQOK 97.5 CARRBORO NC URBAN CONTEMPORARY K 97.5, HIP HOP & R&B 50.0 kW 146.0 m --- 1686 km = 1048 mi

97.5, at 2235, Garry Russell DJ, 81 degrees, WQBE ID in passing, call-in: WQBE-FM 97.5 CHARLESTON WV COUNTRY 24 CARROT [sic] COUNTRY 50.0 kW 152.0 m --- 1450 km = 901 mi

96.7, at 2237, car race, CCI

95.1, at 2238, NAB PSA? against taxing local radio stations, huh? Mount Pleasant and Charleston mentioned, i.e. SC, not WV; CCI: WSSX-FM 95.1 CHARLESTON SC CONTEMPORARY HIT RADIO 95SX, HIT MUSIC NOW 13.2 kW 230.0 m --- 1689 km = 1049 mi

94.5, at 2240, discussing hurricanes, storms in FL at some length. Three full-powers, in Panhandle, E coast, SW coast, one of: WFLF-FM 94.5 PARKER FL ROCK 94.5 100.0 kW 303.0 m News 1335 km 830 mi WCFB 94.5 DAYTONA BEACH FL URBAN AC STAR 94.5 97.5 HkW 100.0 VkW 451.0 m Rhythm and Blues --- 1763 km = 1096 mi WARO 94.5 NAPLES FL CLASSIC ROCK 94.5 THE ARROW 99.0 kW 311.0 m [least likely] --- 1902 km = 1182 mi

93.9, at 2242, ``Lite Rock 93-R`` smart speaker plug: WRRR-FM 93.9 ST. MARYS WV ADULT CONTEMPORARY 93 R 17.0 kW 119.0 m --- 1501 km = 933 mi. Also has co-channel booster: WRRR-FM2 relays WRRR-FM 93.9 93.9 NEW MARTINSVILLE WV ADULT CONTEMPORARY 93 R 0.0 HkW 0.009 VkW 0.0 m - I wonder which? St Marys is near Parkersburg on the Ohio River coast

93.5, at 2243, frenetic music in Spanish, briefly. Most likely: WLQB 93.5 OCEAN ISLE BEACH NC Spanish REGIONAL MEXICAN EL PATRON 93.5 6.0 kW 100.0 m --- 1787 km = 1110 mi

96.7, at 2245, Outer Banx = OBX ad, - nearest is: WKJX 96.7 ELIZABETH CITY NC HOT AC 96.7 THE COAST 50.0 kW 124.0 m Adult Hits --- 1935 km = 1203 mi

97.5, at 2248, K-97-5 promo: WQOK again, see 2233 above

104.9, at 2250, ``Alice 104-9``: ``Alice Returns To Oklahoma City As Wild 104.9 Departs`` about KKWD Bethany, says May 24, 2022, so WTFDA db needs updating: KKWD 104.9 BETHANY OK RHYTHMIC CHR WILD 104.9 6.0 kW 100.0 m Wild 104.9 All the Hits, NOW --- 101 km = 63 mi

2251, I stop for R&R and hope the DX is also pausing. After DXMAP showing nexus over NW Alabama, but not quite to OK, I resume anyway with fan in back seat at 2345: but no DX

UT June 13 another car session from 0105:

93.5, at 0105, French Canadian chat, one on phone, past 0114, still 0119, about an exposition mentioning Andy Warhol, Jaxon Pollock, at Musée National des Beaux-Arts, Québec City, MNBAQ. Still/again FFC at 0131, 0140. Surely CBC/SRC, rather than commercial, and closer than far Quebec, but looking at the Première program sked, which timezone is not clear, nor which show would be talking ainsi, but most likely: CKSB-7-FM relays CKSB-1050 93.5 KENORA ON CAN French NEWS/TALK ICI RADIO-CANADA PREMIERE 20.0 kW 100.0 m, i.e. extended out of Winnipeg --- 1542 km = 958 mi

99.1, at 0108, iHeart ad for a Capitol One Las Vegas NV event in September, also heard on other stations; then ad for Joe`s in Fort Smith: KMAG 99.1 FORT SMITH AR COUNTRY 99.1 KMAG NEW COUNTRY 94.0 kW 600.0 m As in Mount Magazine, really in AR, not OK, explaining the high HAAT = 1968 feet, but height above ground could be minimal. Distancefromto thinx MM is at Pine Bluff! Ft Smith distance anyway is 331 km = 205 mi. Mt Magazine, the highest point in AR at 2753 ft, is about 50 mi ESE of Ft Smith so total mileage about 255. Back when I had a multi-element FM antenna it was at the limit of my normal groundwave reach.

96.7, at 0117, ``Mix 96``. There are too many such nicknames on 96.7, AL, OH, ON, ND; but one is close to the Probable Target Area (PTA) near Kenora above; SE of Winnipeg and the third largest city in Manitoba!: CILT-FM 96.7 STEINBACH MB CAN CLASSIC HITS MIX 96.7 100.0 kW 56.0 m Mix 96 --- 1464 km = 909 mi

99.3, at 0118, ``currently 72 degrees``, which means it`s not Canadian, but pretty far north. Now all I need to do is follow an isotherm at that time and date! If near MB, there is none in ND, and the closest of three full-powers, in NW corner of MN is: KKDQ 99.3 THIEF RIVER FALLS MN COUNTRY 99 18.0 kW 118.0 m 1311 km = 814 mi
Axually, it`s easy to look up TRF 3-day NWS history in CDT, bingo!:
12 20:56 E 8 10.00 Fair CLR *72* 64 76% NA NA 29.68 1004.8
12 19:56 E 6 10.00 Fair CLR *72* 64 76% NA NA 29.66 1004.1

107.9, at 0125, YL DJ with ``confession session`` phone caller about love songs, plays ``I`m a Sucka for U``. 0129 DJ is Delilah, on Magic 107.9. Normally vacant frequency but too steady to be Es. Finally 0145, ``here in Fayetteville``: KEZA 107.9 FAYETTEVILLE AR ADULT CONTEMPORARY MAGIC 107.9 99.0 kW
384.0 m Soft Rock --- must be a tropo duct surpassing numerous Tulsa weak fringe signals in almost same direxion, almost twice as far as Tulsa, 335 km = 208 miles. One more:

94.3, at 0140, ``northwest Arkansas`` in CCI: KAMO-FM 94.3 ROGERS AR COUNTRY NASH FM 25.0 kW 211.0 m --- 336 km = 209 mi (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, WOR)

** U S A. Another sporadic E FM DX session, June 13 at 1714-1750 UT, after I notice on DXMAPS a 100 MHz MUF patch NW of here, and sure enough I tune in to Idahoans; all on caradio in cooler garage as explained previously:

92.9, at 1714 strong rock, soon fades; nostation at all in Idaho

97.5, at 1717, interview about Black women in sports: no likely full powers in MT, ID or WA by format

93.1, at 1720, talk show, CCI, ad break:, Dan Bongino syndicated far-right-extremist show on a Cumulus station, ID as ``KBOI 50 kW on 670 combined with 40 kW on 93.1``. Local ads: Cloverdale Printing, Simmons Fine Jewelry, Idaho Watch Co., Treasure Valley. 1734, (208) AC ad, ``Newstalk KBOI``; show ID again: KBOI 93.1 NEW PLYMOUTH ID TALK 48.0 kW 828.0 m // to AM signal Conservative Talk --- why licensed to N.P. instead of Boise? That`s on the Snake River, bordering Ontario WA, NW of Boise --- 1806 km = 1122 mi

99.1, at 1724, Spanish ``Notas locas``, bit of dead air; ``El Chupacana`` = program name? Also a song name. Refers to ``noroeste de Estados Unidos``, about the Cœur d`Alène story, LGBTQ, norte de Idaho, othernews. Fluent, but has rather strange accent. Tough with ACI from 98.9 OKC. Must be this: KXTA-FM 99.1 GOODING ID Spanish REGIONAL MEXICAN LA PERRONA 99.1 64.0 kW 70.0 m --- that`s in S central ID, N of Twin Falls. Mascot is a bulldog, bitch?? --- 1610 km = 1001 mi

102.5, at 1730, soft strumming, maybe: KMGI 102.5 POCATELLO ID WORLD CLASS ROCK 102.5 100.0 kw 312.0 m --- 1437 km = 893 mi

92.3, at 1733, 1737, C&W. 1740 ``KICN[?], Kissin` 92.3``, YL DJ, anti-cockroach and other ads, no, it`s really: KIZN 92.3 BOISE ID COUNTRY KISSIN' 92 48.0 kW 828.0 m --- 1750 km = 1087 mi

100.3, at 1742, rock, probably: KQXR 100.3 PAYETTE ID 100.3 THE X ROCKS 99.0 kW 216.0 m Payette is next to New Plymouth on the Snake, OR border --- 1823 km = 1133 mi

94.1, at 1744, New Life, advice talk show, phone 859-6170, even without AC 208 leads to Main Health Solutions, Meridian, Idaho: KBXL 94.1 CALDWELL ID RELIGIOUS TEACHING KBXL 94.1 THE VOICE 39.0 kW 803.0 m --- 1788 km = 1111 mi

Es soon fades out, in time for lunch, but nothing further this afternoon (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, WOR)

** VANUATU. 11835, June 13 at 0623, RV is gone again from 3 x 3945. I wonder why? When it`s on there don`t seem to be any transmission problems (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9384.8 USB, June 13 at 0632, 2-way in unknown language, very poor, in protracted absence of WEWN English (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0349 UT June 14