Topics

Glenn Hauser logs July 14-15, 2020


Glenn Hauser
 

** BRAZIL. 11780, July 14 at 0016, RNA is S9+20/30 but suptorted, as I
have previously noted July 11 at 0020. Strange that various other logs
of this make no such observation.

11780, July 15 at 0007, RN S9+10/20 again distorted and somewhat
undermodulated compared to // 6180 S9+10/20 louder and not distorted
but with slight squeal and carrier wobbling vs BFO, during Mexican
music, much stronger than 6185 XEPPM (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CHINA. CNR1 jamming survey, July 14 at 1340-1348, only JBA or JBA
carriers during depressed propagation conditions: 13160, 11460, 11440,
11120, 10960 best S1-S3, 10920, 10820 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 9783-9827, July 14 at 0615, heavy jamming centered on 9805
and spurs out to this 44-kHz range! Burying presumed RFI Hausa via
Issoudun this semihour only. Can the Jamming Command have heard that
and assumed it was Radio Martí? Which Greenville employs 9805 only at
10-13 UT. Such incompetence! Standard remarx (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2042 monitoring: I missed checking the Tue
July 14 at 0100 on WRMI 7780; did anyone hear it? Next:

2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html

Thanks this week for financial support from Ron Howard, Monterey CA,
for a generous check in US funds on a US bank to Glenn Hauser, P O Box
1684, Enid OK 73702; in memoriam Brian Alexander, Pennsylvania DXer
who died in December 2012

One may also contribute via PayPal to woradio at yahoo.com
PayPal not necessarily in US funds as they will convert.
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 9955, July 14 at 1411, WRMI is still on in English with
Spanish accent, ``Free Cuba`` spokesperson talking about Taiwan, so
it`s certainly Freedom Synergy Radio, which is supposedly only on
webcast M-F at 1400 after 9955 closes (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 9330, July 14 at 0613, WBCQ-6 is still AWOL, 6 hours after
previous check. What`s wrong? It`s on, in flat-earth English at 0246
July 15 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5970, July 15 at 0010 and still 0101, dead air in Spanish
from WEWN; 12050 is off already; English still AWOL from 9385 and
15610 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 1280, July 14 at 2132 UT, KSOK Arkansas City KS amid music
with slogan ``From Motown to the British Invasion, the place to be is
103-3``. Huh? Am I tuned to wrong frequency? No, 1280 has just become
an unannounced appendage of paltry translator K277CK, which is
*supposed* to be secondary to the primary AM license. WTFDA Database
shows a different slogan, ``The Mixx AM 1280 and K277CK 103.3``. NRC
AM Log of last year showed ``The Mixx 103.3`` with CLR = classic rock
format: does that correlate completely with slogan I heard? Years ago
it was in AM stereo but I can`t tell now; NRC does not show it as $.
While we`re at it, look at the few more AM stations around here with
at least mostly music format and a decent daytime groundwave signal:

780, KSPI Stillwater OK, rock, ``Pete 94.3``, named for OSU mascot
Pistol Pete, not exactly politically correct altho he`s a Cowboy.
Branded for a translator of course as the real KSPI-FM is separate on
93.9.

860, KKOW Pittsburg KS, C&W/polka, also IDs, secondarily! as 97.5 in
Joplin (MO) --- per WTFDA FM Database, that`s really K248DR, CoL
Warsaw MO, not Joplin. NRC AM Log did not show any FM. The real
KKOW-FM is separate, 96.9 in Pittsburg. Not with an -h.

Wait a minute: Warsaw is nowhere near Joplin, with 250 watts could not
possibly serve that city; Warsaw is 101 miles to the NE, closer to
Sedalia than Springfield, let alone Joplin. FCC FM Query has no such
station in Warsaw, nor that callsign anywhere. It does have a
different 97.5 translator in Joplin, K258BF without saying what it
translates!

But wait another minute: 97.5 is channel 248, not 258, so call as
displayed by FCC, K258BF is wrong. Possibly it was a move-in from
Warsaw? 258 would have been 99.5. Proper new callsigns for translators
changing frequency/city often lag behind the moves. A lot of
tail-wag-the-dog, AM-gotta-be-on-FM translator acquisitions are
accomplished by moving an existing license in from somewhere else
rather than starting from scratch.

900, KSGL Wichita KS, part NOStalgia, part gospel huxterism; it`s
IBOC, but too weak to hear much buzz aside 900 here.

1070, KFTI Wichita KS, C&W, listed by NRC as $tereo and I know it used
to be; not listed for being significantly off-frequency-minus; as of
last October, mwoffsets had it on 1069.9773 --- no problem in the
daytime here, but at night its LAH is an annoyance to KNX et al.

1600, KUSH Cushing OK, Americana and talk. My favorite among the
bunch. With 5 kW ND daytime, radio-locator shows Enid, OKC and Tulsa
are all just beyond the distant contour but well within the fringe.

Everything else on daytime MW here is talk of some sort in English or
Spanish. I am not aware of any ``liberal`` or ``progressive``
stations. Gospel huxters of course may include some religious music
(Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0302 UT July 15