Glenn Hauser logs June 6, 2018

Glenn Hauser

** CUBA. June 6 at 1314, all over the 13 MHz band I am getting extreme noise distortion, without specific peaks or readable audio, apparently out of the 13700 RHC transmitter worse than ever. Cleared up at 1409 recheck. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** JAPAN. 7355, June 6 at 1110 fair S9 signal in Russian. Thought it might be KNLS which has English before and after this hour on 7355, but EiBi shows 1100-1130 is NHK from Yamata (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1933 monitoring. Confirmed at 1050 June 6 the Wednesday 1030 on WRMI 5950, fair S9 but vs local hi line noise level plaguing me lately. (Compared to other WRMIs at 1059+: 9395 BS is S9+10/20; 9455 secret Oldies is S9 with `Heartache` past 1100 with no ID break, but segué.) Also confirmed Wednesday June 6 at 2100 on WRMI 9955, very poor; and on WBCQ 7490, JBA. Also confirmed! For the second day in a row, Wed June 6 at 2330 on WBCQ, 9330v. So Next:
Thu 2330 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Fri 2330 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Sat 0629 HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1431 HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1930v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2130 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe, or 2330?]
Sat 2300 WRMI 7780 to NE
Sun 0200 WRMI 7780 to NE
Sun 0310v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1030 HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW
Sun 1900 WRMI 9395 to NNW
Sun 2330 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Mon 0130.5 WRMI 5850 to NW, 7780 to NE
Mon 0300v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 0400 WRMI webcast only, non-direxional
Mon 2330 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030 WRMI 7780 to NE, 5950 to WNW [or #1934?]
Tue 2130 WRMI 7780 to NE, 5950 to WNW [or #1934?]

Full schedule for WOR on all outlets, not just SW; podcast linx:

** U S A. Another big sporadic E opening, so June 6 at 0230 UT I go hunting with the DX-398, but only come up with some nearby usually inaudible KS stations, a minor tropo lift, despite none predicted in this area by Hepburn:

92.9, June 6 at 0233 UT, having found nothing unusual below 92 MHz, here`s a bigsig in Spanish mentioning Atlanta --- strong enough to tell there is no RDS and not even any stereo (strangely, the WTFDA database does not show which stations are in mono, or left-channel only). Suspiciously, it`s just too steady to be Es; at 0237 adstring including which leads to a rather sparse blog; and ID as ``La Mexicana, 101.5 y 92.9``, ad for Abogado Tomás with an 877 number, and finally Dodge City Médical Cénter, back to a call-in show for financial advice. So it`s only KMML, licensed to Cimarrón KS, 32 kW H&V, 186 m, and // KSMM 101.5. Cimarrón is west of DC on US 50/400 toward Garden City, distance 270 km = 168 miles. Understation on 92.9, ``The Drive`` is merely KBEZ Tulsa, slogan a new one on me.

93.5, June 6 at 0235 UT, poor signal but Ness City mentioned in ad --- which is north of Dodge. Closest station is KKDT Burdett KS, 95/95 kW, 304.8 m HAAT. 248 km = 154 mi.

97.3, June 6 at 0236 UT, ``Country, Q 97``, i.e. another Dodge Citian as traced a few days ago, KKJQ. At 0244 it`s ``Continuous Country Q 97``, contradicted immediately by a Home Depot ad (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 90.5, June 6 at 0247 UT, despite strong local signal, RDS is stuck displaying /ISEFM.CO/, i.e. part of My Praise FM website from KGVV Goltry. Later moves on to ANYTHING / GRANT --- song title by Amy, I guess (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Another big sporadic E opening, June 6 from 1700 UT with better luck on the caradio.

87.7, June 6 at 1726 UT, Spanish music, ``Mega – Latino and proud`` by YL; ad in English mentioning Shaker Heights, another in Spanish, area code 440 which is Circumcleveland OH; ``Ochenta y siete punto siete, Latino and proud`` in Spanglish. Deep fades, in and out for some time, still bits of something at 1858 (by when the real FM station opening has moved on to Virginia, so maybe another Spanish Franken, WDCN-LP Fairfax).

Mega probably really on 87.75 as analog TV channel 6 audio (give or take offset .01 MHz), but caradio won`t tune it exactly and sounds like 87.7 is slightly offtuned --- for this is one of those Franken FMs, a licensed low-power TV station funxioning as a radio station, and who cares what if anything is on the video 4.5 MHz lower? The WTFDA FM Database has a bunch of these if you search on 87.7, including this, official call WLFM-LP, 3 kW horizontal only, HAAT unknown, and agreeing with above slogan. City to City Cleveland to Enid: 1509 km = 938 mi

88.5, June 6 at 1729 UT, classical piano music vs CCI, briefly, none around here, and presumed WYSU Youngstown OH --- A station I often listen to online for its HD2 `Pipedreams` and `With Heart and Voice`, Sundays 17-20 UT. 88.5 is 50/50 kW, 114.7 m HAAT. 1582 km = 983 mi

90.3, June 6 at 1731 UT, `WCPN Ideastream``, 1732 another WCPN promo. It`s also Cleveland OH, 47/47 kW, 155m HAAT, but the `Ideastream` group ID (along with WCLV) is not mentioned in the WTFDA DB. 1509 km = 938 mi

94.9, June 6 at 1750 UT, C&W novelty song, 1752 ``the jock-free workday, log on to`` Slogan and website really lead to KOLI Electra TX, 50/50 kW, 150 m HAAT, just west of Wichita Falls, so extended groundwave, not Es at all. 280 km = 174 mi

After lunch at a restaurant where KOSU can barely penetrate, let alone any DX, I resume on the caradio somewheres shady in Enid:

89.5, June 6 at 1859 UT, WHRV Norfolk VA among multi-station ID, after `Here & Now`. So the opening has moved from the North Coast to Tidewater. WHRV is 34/34 kW, 181.7 m HAAT. 1926 km = 1197 mi

Now I`m at home with the DX-398:

91.9, June 6 at 1928 UT, break during `Fresh Air`, CCI. Traffic report concerning the Hampton Roads Bridge, Highway 64, mentions ``HRV`` which apparently refers locally to more than another radio station. Or was it HRB for that bridge? This would be a sibling station to 89.5 WHRV, i.e. WHRE, 4.4/4.4 kW, 118.00 m HAAT, both ``PUBLIC RADIO FOR EASTERN VIRGINIA``, in Eastville, which is on the tip of the Delmarva peninsula dangling down from Maryland, east of Chesapeake Bay. 1952 km = 1213 mi

94.9, June 6 at 1930 UT, CCI including rock/dance music; 1932 & 1943 IDs as ``94.9 The Point``, i.e. WPTW Virginia Beach, 50/50 kW, 152 m HAAT. 1939 ad, mentions ``Tidewater``, which is the generic name for SE Virginia coastal area. 1953 km = 1213 mi

(I am especially attentive to 94.9, as it`s the best chance for double-hop from Bermuda, altho the midpoint would be more like central North Carolina. But Bermuda is only 1 kW there, while the strongest station, 10 kW on 89.1, is blocked here by a local translator. Hamilton is 3061 km = 1902 statute miles from Enid, an ideal double-hop distance, 2 x the ideal single hop of 950.)

92.1, June 6 at 1942 UT, ``92.1 The Beat``, tickets to a jazz fest, 757 AC, which = the SE corner of VA; Norfolk traffic center. But there is no 92.1 in this part of VA, so how about NC? Yes: WHBT-FM, Moyock NC, 14.5/14.5 kW, 131.0 m HAAT, 36-37-38, 76-13-07, CLASSIC HIP-HOP, 92.1 THE BEAT. Moyock is just across the border from Norfolk VA, but which state transmits it? The radio-locator map puts the pin definitely on the VA side, near Chesapeake. Its website allies it with Hampton Roads VA, on the further side of Norfolk!
Who cares about little Moyock, population 3759? Distance to Moyock is officially 1939 km = 1205 mi. BTW Enid local KAMG-LP continues to be OFF 92.1

92.7, June 6 at 2000 UT, ID? for WBJC? No, it`s an ad for West Virginia Junior College, WVJC, an online school with a jingle, but then mentions Raleigh General Hospital. There is no Raleigh NC on 92.7. Goldsboro is not too far to the SE, but only a 250-watt translator of WSSG 1300, W224DD. Raleigh`s twin city, Durham, does have a 92.7 translator, but it`s only 5 watts, vertical only, of WQDR-FM 94.7, W224DK, why? A bunch of other 92.7s in NC, mostly translators don`t fit any better. (WVJC real call anyway is an 89.1 in Illinois.)

An online school would certainly not be limited to its state of origin, but would probably do more business in adjacent states than faraway ones. Despite mention of Raleigh, maybe this really is in WV? There we have only two 92.7s: WGIT Clarksburg, 0.62/0.62 kW, Froggy Country; and WKQR, Mullens, 6.0/6.0 kW, Kiss. Who knows?

92.9, June 6 at 2002 UT, ads from two stations alternately mixing, one for Colonial Shooting Academy, 227-9130, which chex out to Virginia Beach. So this one is WVBW Suffolk VA, 50/50 kW, 148 m HAAT. CCI from Classic Hits Tulsa, and also sounded like ``KWGH`` but that call does not check out for 92.9 or anyfrequency. (There is WGH-FM, my favorite callsign, in Newport News, but on 97.3) Suffolk is 1900 km = 1181 mi (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0334 UT June 7