sabato 25 giugno 2022

Glenn Hauser logs June 24-25, 2022

** CUBA. 15230, June 24 at 1427, RHC is S9 here but just barely modulated, unlike 15140 at S9+10. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** MEXICO. 6185-, June 24 at 0638, XEPPM S8/S9+10, piano and vocal song, undermodulated, still going altho on previous reactivated nights signed off circa 0500, then 0600; back to all-night? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2144 monitoring: confirmed first broadcasts UT Friday June 24 at 0130 on WRMIs: 7730, S9+22 into Maryland SDR; 5850, S9+15/25 into Missouri SDR.

Also confirmed UT Friday June 24 at 0330 on WRMI 7780, S9/+10 into Maryland SDR altho way offbeam to the SW from FL.

Also confirmed Friday June 24 at 1430 on WRMI 9955, S9/S5 direct and no jamming audible but seems undermodulated. BTW now and various other chex lately, no spurs audible from this on 9950/9960 nor 9945/9965.

Also confirmed Friday June 24 from 1815.5 on IRRS SW via Bulgaria 7290, S8/S9 into UTwente with storm crashes; and via AM Italia, Villa Estense, via nearby IZ3EAW SDR at Padova, at 1820 where 1323 is S9 and 918 also on at S5, but no 207 kHz. What went before WOR:

1323, AM Italia, Villa Estense, tuned in at 1758, IW3HBX FlyDog SDR at Noale, some unID talk program chopped off at 1800 for IRRS ID and Feature Story News. As usual, IRRS SW via Bulgaria not cut on until later, 1800:50, JIP FSN, only S2/S3 into Galway, Ireland SDR, but S8/S9 into UTwente, Netherlands. 1806 songs of unknown source. 1813 about hunger in NE Nigeria, program fragment source unknown. 1815 IRRS SW ID with contact info, 1815:30 WOR.

WOR 2144 also confirmed Friday June 24 at 2030 on AM Italia 1323 & 918 but not 207. Checked earlier at 2011 with Beatles music, via Noale, 1323 at S9+18, 918 slightly stronger S9+20.

Also confirmed UT Saturday June 25 at 0130 on WRMI 9395, S9/+20 direct but noisy

Also confirmed UT Saturday June 25 from 0400:15 on WBCQ Radio Angela, 5130, S9/+10 with storm noise into Maryland SDR. Next:

0700 UT Saturday Unique R, Australia 5035-USB or 3210-USB
1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
0030 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to SW
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 June 19]
0030 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to SW
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 6160v Area 51 to WSW
0030 UT Tuesday WRMI 9395 to NNW
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
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S; 9395 to NNW

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** U S A. June 24 at 0100 UT, DXMAP shows a Es MUF spike of 112 MHz at a good distance to the east of here, so I hasten to the caradio in the hot garage. I now have a lot of experience tuning the 92-98 MHz range for what`s DX and what`s not, fortunately with quite a few frequencies free of locals and semis, but all with some fringers at least. At 0102, something on 93.1 barely overcomes the Kansan, with an artificially sped-up legal ID of maybe three stations so fast that who could copy it in detail? They must be ashamed of those weird call letters they have to say instead of whatever their cute branding may be --- but I do copy one call in the spurt, altho not 100% sure of it: WCFC? But then the slogan ``broadcasting from Wildwood, the doo-wop capital of the world``. That`s pretty definitive, immediately leading to New Jersey in a search:
And looking at the 93.1s in NJ, WTFDA db leads us to: WEZW relays: WMID 1340 93.1 WILDWOOD CREST NJ CLASSIC OLDIES WMID 4.1 kW 68.0 m 38-59-34 74-48-48 61D8 //WCMC 1230 Therefore the ID I copied was really WCMC, but I was really hearing on 93.1 WEZW, which is somehow also in a threesome with WMID. Search on WCMC and you get: which is for ``Classic Oldies WMID, 1340 AM Atlantic City, 1230 AM Cape May, and NOW ON 93.1 FM!`` --- The distance fromto Wildwood is 2044 km = 1270 mi. Or Wildwood Crest just a smidgin closer if that`s the real site. Not too far but pushing it, near the southern tip of NJ, rare state here on FM. NYC FMs are virtually unheard at 2124 km = 1320 mi from Manhattan. And this was the only Es DX heard or IDed in this session. Otherwise:

94.3, June 24 at 0109 with weather, but temps et al. are very like Enid, since it`s ``Pete 94.3``, i.e. K232FI, the Stillwater OK 250-watt translator tail wagging the dog of KSPI 780, then rock. But not usually heard with 94.3 dominated by the Bott station in Kansas with which this is CCI (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, WOR)

** U S A. June 24 at 2100 UT I see on DXMAP Es MUF above 90 MHz to the NE, so head for the hot car in the hot garage where the outside temp is 104F. All logs on my own ears in real time, on my own radio, no internet access, no recordings; but notes researched later mainly on the WTFDA FM Database. Stock 2004 Nissan radio with no RDS, and fender-mounted vertical antenna only. Note the rather low powers listed for some of them, all same H&V unless H only. m figures next are antenna height above average terrain. All times strictly UT. Distances approx., city-to-city, not site-to-site.

94.1 at 2115, ``24/7 --- Hits 94-1 The Breeze``. At 2135, ad for Thomas Theater Group in Marquette; 2136, forecast hi 74? degrees, ``from WJMN Local-3 meteorologist for 94-1 The Breeze``: WUPK 94.1 MARQUETTE MI SOFT AC 94-1 THE BREEZE 4.4 kW 116.0 m Soft Rock --- 1424 km = 885 mi

94.5 at 2118, Y-94, ad for St. Joseph`s Health; something between Utica/Rome and Syracuse; free jazz festival in Syracuse. This is one NY catch way out of the WI/UPMI area for all the rest: WYYY 94.5 SYRACUSE NY ADULT CONTEMPORARY Y-94 100.0 kW 198.0 m Y94 The 80's to now Adult Hits --- 1993 km = 1239 mi

90.7 at 2122, NPRish talk squeezing between my adjacents, unseems // ATC on 91.7 KOSU

92.3 at 2124, about Wisconsin football; UW Badgers. 92.3 has three ``full`` powers in WI, each only 6 kW ERP! Clintonville more likely in PTA west of Green Bay; but Spencer in central WI has a sports format: WOSQ 92.3 SPENCER WI SPORTS RADIO 92.3 6.0 kW 91.0 m WJMQ 92.3 CLINTONVILLE WI FROG COUNTRY 92.3 6.0 kW 91.0 m Today's New Hit Country --- 1195 km = 742 mi

93.1 at 2125, Hardees ad; TDS in Norway and Crystal Falls; 2129 Island Resort and Casino; adstring also mention Green Bay and downtown Escanaba [MI]; 2129 & 2133, ``93 K-Rock``. Island Resort & Casino is in Harris, UPMI. Norway and Crystal Falls are near Iron Mountain MI inland next to WI. Would WIMK be covering both Escanaba and Green Bay? WIMK 93.1 IRON MOUNTAIN MI 93.1 K ROCK 100.0 kW 180.0 m --- 1331 km = 827 mi

But there is also a 93.1 translator in GB itself; no specific ID: W226BD relays: WGEE 93.5 93.1 GREEN BAY WI COUNTRY 93.5 & 99.7 DUKE FM 0.25 kW 39.7 mH only. Unheard WGEE 93.5 itself is in New London WI, somewhat west of GB. GB: 1228 km = 763 mi

97.5 at 2130, talk CCI to KMOD Tulsa; 2137, ``Ishpeming, Good Time Oldies, 97-5 GTO``, so must be this 250-watt translator! W248BU relays:WQKS-HD3 97.5 ISHPEMING MI OLDIES 97.5 GTO 0.25 kW 320.0 mH only --- but WQKS even if it have separate programing on its HD3 is way off in Alabama; does not make sense; typo in listing here? WQKS-FM 96.1 MONTGOMERY AL HD ADULT CONTEMPORARY KISS 96.1 0.9 kW 250.0 m. Ishpeming: 1405 km = 873 mi

Then I search out all the GTOs in MI. There are four of them all 250-watt translators of different AM stations. Two of them are in the UP on different frequencies, maybe WQXO with a somewhat similar call? W249DR relays:WQXO-1400 97.7 MUNISING MI W297CD relays:WMPL-920 107.3 HANCOCK MI

99.5 at 2139, ``Museum and lighthouse open ---``. Well, it sure isn`t Oklahoma. So I look for Great Lake coastals in PTA of NE WI and UPMI: Not WI, as there is only Omro west of Oshkosh and a Madison translator. In MI most likely this coastal near Marquette and Ishpeming: WNGE 99.5 NEGAUNEE MI 99.5 K ROCK 3.6 kW 131.0 m --- 1405 km = 873 mi Also this further east on the UP probably beyond the PTA: WYSS 99.5 SAULT STE. MARIE MI CONTEMPORARY HIT RADIO YES 99.5 100.0 kW 86.0 m Today's Hit Music Top 40 8/2021: remains on 1.3 kw STA since 5/2018. All other 99.5 in MI in non coastal cities or translators further south in the LP. SSM: 1590 km = 988 mi

100.3 at 2140, weather for eastern UP, call like WEGN? on the Radio Results Network, and ``100.3 The Point``. RRN is made up of 15 stations in the UP, including 93.1 K-Rock above and this tho it`s in the western UP: WUPT 100.3 GWINN MI CLASSIC HITS THE POINT 100.0 kW 156.0 m MARQUETTE'S CLASSIC HITS --- 1405 km = 873 mi

101.3 at 2143, CCI with Wichita, ad for Midwest Kia, but that turns out to be Wichita, KFDI

104.7 at 2146, The Fool? The Pool? No, it`s just The Bull, Ponca City OK

107.5 at 2148, Harrelson`s ad? no hits but mentions Green Bay, so this is just south of there: WDUZ-FM 107.5 BRILLION WI SPORTS THE FAN 3.6 kW 268.0 m THE FAN 107.5 & 1400 THE FAN Talk -- MUF almost to 108! --- 1199 km = 745 mi

95.1 at 2151, ad mention Marinette, briefly over OK & KS fringers, so WLST 95.1 MARINETTE WI CAT COUNTRY 100.0 kW 133.0 m --- 1295 km = 805 mi

96.7 at 2152, country songs segué. None in WI but this in UP PTA near Ishpeming: WUPG 96.7 REPUBLIC MI COUNTRY MAVERICK 96.7 50.0 kW 107.0 m 96.7 YOOPER COUNTRY THE U.P.'S HOME FOR CLASSIC COUNTRY MUSIC; + booster: WUPG-FM1 relays:WUPG 96.7 96.7 MARQUETTE MI COUNTRY MAVERICK 96.7 0.25 kW. Republic: 1384 km = 860 mi

104.3 at 2200, mentions Stanton. In case that`s a town, the only ones with FM, all on other frequencies, are in TX, KY and IA

Now the opening seems to be dying and I sure hope so as I`m in need of R&R inside to the cool and computer, where I see the DXMAP shows the nexus of lots of DX including mine has been an MUF peak over southern Iowa. After that it is indeed falling below the FM band, whew (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, WOR)

** VANUATU. 11835, June 24 at 0642, RV with Bislama talk, into music, S5/S8 on 3 x 3945. Also some OTH radar clicking 11810-11830 but not QRMing RV. Walt Salmaniw, BC also noted that at 11810-11825. I continue to urge checking for fifth harmonic on 19725, at least via remotes westward from there tho I am usually offline before 0600 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0453 UT June 25