Glenn Hauser logs May 24-25, 2021


Glenn Hauser
 

** SPAIN. 17855, May 24 at 2200, no signal from REE to North America;
off? Nothing else on band either, but no one else is even trying.
Token English is sufficiently audible on ME channel 15520 off the
back, S7-S3, better than 11940 for S America at S6 fading to S3.
Alison Hughes hosts today: first about how ex-Spanish colony Western
Sahara figures historically into the migrant problem at Ceuta &
Melilla on the other side of Morocco; 2216 next topic Eurovision Song
Contest of no interest to me (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 9830, May 24 at 2159, VOT IS in clear with no RTTY, S9/S6,
but soon peaking S9+5/15 with news in English led by latest Turk COVID
stats.

7275, May 25 at 0300, no signal direct from VOT English to us; while
// 6165 for ME if on is totally blocked by RHC as long as it stay here
instead of 6145. BUT:

7275, May 25 at 0305 via UTwente, VOT is certainly on and S9/+15; //
6165 also audible somewhat stronger than mixer RHC adding up to S7-S8;
both 6165s of course far outside target areas (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 660, May 24 at 0601 UT, song in unknown language at ToH, no
news, suspect KTNN: Loops E/W with Dallas - Belch Springs` 700 watts
nulled, sounds like more than that; yes: into Dineh YL talk mixing in
some English words including ``truck driver``, and ``The Voice of the
Navaho Nation``, 0604 UT into chanting and drumming. Always a treat to
hear this first-nations station which altho 50/50 kW is supposed to
protect NYC at night, likely ND now or at least out of whack. Too much
signal to be leaking around the cardioid edges? NRC Pattern Book shows
not a cardioid but circle tangent west. But FCC AM Query:

https://transition.fcc.gov/Bureaus/MB/Databases/AM_DA_patterns/7ec7d326bd5e49bba284c1b6063ebeb7-2089.pdf

does show a cardioid with deepest nulls at 60 and 110 degrees, but
also an itty-bitty lobe in the middle of the `null` at 85 degrees (5
degree increments only calculated). The question is whether there be
any signal circa Hays KS on the direct path to WFAN; or 110 degrees
for Dallas? Another version of night pattern:
https://radio-locator.com/cgi-bin/pat?call=KTNN&service=AM&h=N
Daytime pattern is ND, so not so unusual to hear it after official
SR/before official SS, which are in May: 1215/0215 UT; June: 1200/0230
UT (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 690, May 24 at 0557 UT, S9/+10 of dead air from KGGF
Coffeyville KS, for at least two minutes; 0559 detailed local weather
but probably recorded hours ago (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 1030, May 24 at 0556 UT, `Red Eye Radio` mentioned on a
frequency where I haven`t noticed it before, but NRC AM Log shows the
only 1030 RER affiliate is KFAY, Farmington AR, so likely as one of my
closests. A strange one: altho CoL is Farmington, why? FAY obviously
stands for nearby Fayetteville, where its address is (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0502 UT May 25

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