domenica 26 giugno 2022

Glenn Hauser logs June +25, 2022

** ANTARCTICA. 15475.98 RCUSB, Saturday June 25 from 1415, I`m listening via LU4AA remote near Buenos Aires, but no signal yet from LRA36. Finally comes on with ID at *1445, as I hear it in background while mainly listening to a Beethoven string quartet on 90.1 KUCO webcast. Runs S5/S7, sufficient but not totally overcoming noise level. I don`t check any other remotes, let alone even try direct. 

After some music, at 1459 ID and official sign-on multilingual that this will be in Spanish; in Spanish, German, English, Korean. We are in Cyclo 2022; ID, staff list with military ranx, only the boss Édgar has a masculine name. 1500.5 the Antártida themesong. 1504 poem about the landscapes around the bases. 1505 ID as La Radio Pública, song. 1507 live greetings among the YLs; this is the eighth program of the 2022 cycle/season; ``audaz, bajo el cielo más austral``, conversation including geo coördinates, weather; atardecer = sunset or twilight? at 15:05 local = 1805 UT already. 1512 contact info including two phone numbers, whatsapp, gmail, FB; stream via, 96.7 FM, postal address but not in detail. 1513 harp music and ``es su compañía``. 

1515 I have to refresh LU4AA SDR and notice that Gary Pence is also on it. 1519 chat about 20 June being flag day, as it was the date that Belgrano died - in 1820y at age 50. Other This Day in History items for June 21; 22 which is día del futbolista argentino, and June 24 algo. 1525 canned ID, song. 1530 ID with chimes, ``su compañía``; chat acknowledging listeners in Argentina, Colombia, unknown. 1536 contact info again. 1537 again about flag day June 20 = Belgrano`s deathday. 1548 rock song; June 22 is birthday of a colega. 1551 about the shortest day of year just past. 

Chat past 1600, admits they are there to maintain Argentine sovereignty. 1605 songs, hard rock music past 1615, but stops at 1620* and nothing more for a few minutes, so they turned it off without any formal sign-off or despedida, typical. Whatever became of the promised repeat on Saturdays at 1800? Still nothing there at 1817 into same remote.

Gary Pence, Dallas, also tells me: ``Hi Glenn, at least they are consistent on KFS SE array in Half Moon Bay CA. It just has a trace on the waterfall with that opening song around 1445z. It still seems it`s the only USA SDR with a dedicated directional antenna in that direction I can copy. Thanks, Gary`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** BRAZIL. Re: [WOR] Rádio Voz Missionária ever upward -- Rodney Johnson replies at 0622 June 25, ``Greetings From Minnesota! I stumbled upon them this evening. They Sync-locked pretty well on 9675 on my Etón e1 and was scratching my head wondering who they were until I remembered Glenn mentioning them on recent WoR show. Utwente SDR could hear them as well!

9674.95 kHz(v) 0557 25 JUN 2022 - RÁDIO VOZ MISSIONÁRIA (BRAZIL) SINPO = 25332. Portuguese, male announcer talking followed by music DJ'd by male announcer. (// music to stream on  ). I estimated frequency by USB zero-beat method. Utwente SDR AM-sync locked on 9674973.08 Hz (variable, and drifting slowly downward). 250 ft unterminated BoG antenna pointed E/W w/MFJ-1020C active antenna (used as a preamplifier/preselector), Etón e1XM. 10 kW, beam Az 30°, bearing 140°. Received at Plymouth, United States, 9229 KM from transmitter at Florianópolis, SC. Local time: 0057. 73s --Rodney  ``

Maybe short-term jumping? My tunearound circa 0630 June 25 seemed still about 9673.2 but did not log or measure exactly (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CHINA. 21530, June 25 at 0632, JBA carrier, the OSOB and therefore the SSOB; what else? Aoki shows CNR1 jammer vs Sound of Hope. Neat to be getting anything on 13m in the summer nightmiddle (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** EGYPT. 9440, June 25 at 2159, R. Cairo is on, horrible crackle and hum, S9+35/40 into UTwente, so bad one cannot be positive the language is English, but the timesignal at 2200 is close to correct. As bad as it has even been. For some days this was off air and had not been checking for it daily, but certainly on now and totally useless, worse than ever. Something`s always egregious in Egypt (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** MEXICO. 6185, re my log of XEPPM at 0638 June 24, whether again running all night? Ron Howard replies: ``On June 24, I tuned in to 6185 (Mexico) from 0552+ UT, to hear low modulation the entire time; jazz music and jazz vocals; still with jazz at 0840 & 0912; EZL songs from 0927; clearly still on the air at 0958 UT and possibly/ tentatively on past 1030+, when mixing with China (CHBC); certainly two stations heard. Ron, California`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. Note in previous report under USA there was included a log of OK, Stillwater, 94.3 translator of KSPI 780 nevertheless branded as ``Pete 94.3``. I meant to add that the *real* KSPI-FM with separate programming on 93.7 has been abnormally weak lately, at least into the garaged caradio, which is just fine for DX openings. Nominal 16 kW ERP at 270 m HAAT (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 9830.021, June 25 at 2203, V. of Tüerkiye, S9+45 into UTwente, VG except for light hum, during news. Paying more attention at 2223 for `Feeling Supreme` : `Healthy Life` -- by YL announcer clearly enough to be sure that`s the subtitle. This time about natural suggestions for healthy eyes, a long list of foods starting with dark leafy greens; look away from computer every 20 minutes for 20 seconds; wear sunglasses yearound vs UV; carefully apply and remove makeup. 2231 something about cheese-making from various milx. 2234 Turkish Cuisine, etc. 

After sign-off, IS keeps playing and at 2257 interrupted by German IDs twice a minute. Germans already umlaut the U, but still pronounce the rest of it -kei, as in ``kigh``, not kiye, so they are not forced to Tuerkify the name like English speakers? Not fair! 2300 timesignal and opening German -- now it`s lo-fi like over a phone line, giving time for the intentional German hour on SW, 1130 and/or 1730 UT, NOT now - and chopped off air late by 2301*. Something`s always erroneous at Emirler and/or awry at Ankara (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2144 monitoring: confirmed Saturday June 25 at 1930 on WRN North America webcast. Also running slightly ahead at 1931 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, MO, but only S4 with high noise level rather than usual solid groundwave. Next:

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. On 6/24/22 11:59 PM, 'Glenn Hauser' via WTFDA wrote: ``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 {pop. 30 in 2010y, just west of Escanaba}. 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``

Doug Smith replies: ``I would not expect WIMK to cover both Escanaba and Green Bay. Its official contour map on its FCC Public File doesn't reach *either* city. (It doesn't say but I'm assuming that's the 60dBu interference-protected service area)``

Well, I heard what I heard. Maybe Iron Mountaineers look to those metropoli and/or WIMK get into theres via translators or HD relays? Now another reply; many thanks to Chris Kadlec of  for this:

``Glenn, Some info on your UP catches and your questions:

*90.7 is likely Milwaukee, which gets out well in the region, though hard to confirm that without any program info.

*93.1 K-Rock can be heard across most of the UP and well into Wisconsin down toward Green Bay, to an extent. Green Bay is the main population center in this area, so naturally you will hear many Green Bay ads for shopping, attractions, and obviously this is Packers country too (much of the UP is). So yes, this is very normal to hear Green Bay and Escanaba ads on any of the Iron Mountain stations as well as anything “Northwoods” for northern Wisconsin. 93.1 regularly smothers my local WMPA here in Fremont at 192 miles and has a massive coverage area. Interestingly, also a regular in Sudbury, Ontario. I can hear it every time I’m in town along with other Iron Mountain stations at almost 350 miles.

* GTO originates from the HD of WKQS, not WQKS. I see this in the database as you noted and went ahead and fixed it for anyone else running into it. This also covers a good swath of the UP. Most of the 250w translators are just as good as full-powers in their coverage as there is little to interfere with the signals.

* I agree, 99.5 is likely Marquette over anything else. Most of what 99.5 in Omro runs is Oshkosh area ads, all inland stuff. 99.5 Yes in Sault Ste. Marie, that is indeed my own note in that entry about the STA. They are still running (along with 105.5) on 1% power after 5 years, operating from a different tower site right on the Canadian border. They barely get out at all (about 40 miles usually) and I wouldn’t even entertain them as an Es target, let alone tropo. I’ve DXed on more than two dozen Lake Huron radio sites and that station is just totally absent nowadays where it used to be a regular at long distances.

* 100.3 with Eastern UP weather would be Marquette (not really any other choices anyway). Marquette is central UP really. Western UP would be all the areas in the Duluth market (west of Houghton is all Duluth FM/TV stations). Marquette stations cover everything from Sault Ste. Marie to Houghton and the Superior North Shore areas too as they are from a very central location in the region. Northern Michigan stations DO give weather for the Eastern UP quite regularly as most of those stations can be heard in the eastern UP too, but I don’t think Q100 does that, so likely Marquette instead. -Chris Kadlec`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 2340 UT June 25