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Glenn Hauser logs June 9-10, 2018

Glenn Hauser
 

** CUBA. [previous report slightly corrected:] 13634 approx., June 9 at 1312, RHC audible here in FM, spur from 13700-AM; also weaker at 65-68 kHz intervals around 13568, 13768, 13834, 13900. Recheck at 1419, blob only audible around VP 13764. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NETHERLANDS [non]. 9925, UT Sunday June 10 at 0141, The Mighty KBC, via GERMANY is VG tonight, S9+20, with Pink Floyd: the Wall --- for a bit, but apparently in a mélange with other tunes. 0147 over to Kraig Krist`s Forgotten Song, by Gary US Bonds, born 6/6/36, released in July 1961. 0154 the DX `news` segment about the USCGC Courier et al. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6925-AM, June 9 at 2302, pirate music, 2304 synthyl ID thrice as ``Clever Name Radio, testing 1, 2, 3``, fair on the PL-880 with shortwire around the porcheaves.

More logs, starting as unID:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,43281.0.html

Next session, nothing heard just before 0100 June 10, but 6925-AM on again with pirate music, S7-S8, big band, and synthyl ``Welcome to Clever Name Radio`` and off. However, back later per many more logs:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,43291.0.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6880-AM, June 10 at 0056, S7 music vs noise, presumed the now regular for 3-4 weeks Relay Station with VORW; yes, at 0114 I recognize John; at 0146 almost the only pirate left, with mailbag. Many more logs starting at 2100 June 9 with other stuff:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,43272.0.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6920-USB, June 10 at 0056, pirate music at S9+5 vs storm noise; stops at 0100 with no announcement. These say it was Yeti Radio, on and off:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,43290.0.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6950-USB, June 10 at 0057, pirate music at S8-S9, but by 0102 has surged up to S9+15/25, 0103 segué; 0106 Wolverine Radio ID; 0117 `Sixteen Tonnes`` by TennErn. Many more logs:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,43286.0.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6930-USB, June 10 at 0148, weak pirate music S6 vs noise level. Found this on final bandscan after no others but 6880 remained. Many more logs as unID, but one based on later monitoring, concluded it was Captain ZEEkey:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,43292.0.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 106.7, June 9 circa 1800 UT, on caradio hearing traces of a signal, presumably the temporary transmitter for KTUZ-FM, whose tower was destroyed by Deterding`s crop duster, as previously reported. (Not to be confused with the SS from Kansas on 106.5.) To which speg, Central Oklahoma, replied June 4, on the WTDFA Forum:

``Thanks for the note, Glenn. It's sad to hear about the crop duster. I didn't catch this in time to see what I could get on 106.7 while KTUZ was off the air. As of Sunday evening, it is back on the air from
somewhere, although apparently not at full power as I am getting some
interference from KZZA/Muenster TX here in Norman, OK``

Now I search FCC FM Query for info and find an STA was promptly applied for and granted; but was already on air three days earlier?:

http://licensing.fcc.gov/cgi-bin/prod/cdbs/forms/prod/getimportletter_exh.cgi?import_letter_id=85737

``From: Dale Bickel
Sent: Wednesday, June 6, 2018 11:40 AM
To: John Trent
Subject: KTUZ-FM BSTA-20180605AAB granted 6/6
Special Temporary Authority For a Radio Broadcast Station
Audio Division, Media Bureau
Date: June 6, 2018
File Number: BSTA-20180605AAB
Call Sign: KTUZ-FM
Facility ID Number: 14762

For the reasons provided in the application request, Special Temporary Authority IS GRANTED for operation of the station above with the parameters specified in the STA request only. The licensee is responsible for addressing any complaints of interference that may arise. This STA authority expires December 3, 2018. In light of this STA for temporary facilities, silent station STA request BLSTA-20180531AAD IS DISMISSED. Authorized by: Dale Bickel dale.bickel@... Senior Electronics Engineer``

Here`s the STA info showing only 170 watts from a much different site further SE:

35° 32' 51.00" N Latitude 97° 29' 30.00" W Longitude (NAD 27)
35.547500 -97.491667
Polarization: Horizontal Vertical
Effective Radiated Power (ERP): 0.17 0.17 kW ERP
Antenna Height Above Average Terrain: 208. 208. meters HAAT -
Antenna Height Above Mean Sea Level: 563. 563. meters AMSL
Antenna Height Above Ground Level: 219. 219. meters AGL

Compared to LICensed, before the fall:
35° 36' 49.00" N Latitude 97° 52' 19.00" W Longitude (NAD 27)
35.613611 -97.871944
Polarization: Horizontal Vertical
Effective Radiated Power (ERP): 13. 13. kW ERP
Antenna Height Above Average Terrain: 292. 292. meters HAAT -
Antenna Height Above Mean Sea Level: 683. 683. meters AMSL
Antenna Height Above Ground Level: 304. 304. Meters AGL

https://www.fcc.gov/media/radio/map-display#appid=1786201&call=KTUZ-FM&freq=106.7&contour=60&city=OKARCHE&state=OK&fileno=BSTA-20180605AAB&.map

The 60 dbu service contour barely covers greater OKC. Site pin is slightly southeast of the intersexion of East Wilshire Blvd., and N Kelley Ave., i.e. in the general area of the NE OKC antenna farm, no doubt on an existing tower for otherstations, but which? (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1933 monitoring: confirmed Saturday June 9 at 2300 on WRMI, 7780; poor-fair; also confirmed UT Sunday June 10 at 0215, the 0200 on WRMI 7780, very poor in noise level. Also confirmed UT Sunday June 10 at 0333 on WAORCR, 1860-AM, MO, 16 minutes into show so started circa 0317. Next:
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:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5085, UT Sunday June 10 at 0104, WTWW-2 is S9+40/50 accompanied as always JBA spurcarriers plus/minus 12.9 kHz, as Bob Heil is opening his `Theater Organ in the Ozarx` show claiming he is on live this week since Dave is not around to record it --- really, a hi-fi link feed from Ozarx to Lebanon?

First plays several tunes in a row, not often heard on theater organ, he says. Starts closing at 0135, which is already over 29 minutes, but another tune and not finished until 0139, over to Ted for a Heil Sound commercial alleging his microphones are the best in the world. TOITO proper has run 35 minutes, which would not fit into a strictly formatted station.

But wait --- there`s more. As I listen to the hifi sound of this bigsig on the PL-880 (almost good enough for the NRD-545 in AMS mode, but always too wide, too much treble), I continue bandscanning on the other receiver:

15809.92, June 10 at 0124, a VP S1 signal, and guess what, it`s // 5085. This must be the WTWW-3 transmitter which I caught testing a couple mornings on 15815, but now HFCC-registered on ``15810``:

15810 0000 2400 4,9,18 TWW 100 40 0 902 1234567 250318 281018 D Eng
while inactive frequency is still in there too:
12105 1400 0600 4,9,18 TWW 100 40 0 902 1234567 250318 281018 D Eng

0151 it`s still on during `Amateur Radio Newsline` with report about some European hamfest. So 15810 could be running all night. It is already the OSOB unless you count 15000 WWVH, with her full ID at 0129 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1500, June 10 at 0136 UT, modulation cutting off and on, mentions rangers.com vs Rockies, back to silly baseball game at seventh inning with OK modulation. Normally one would expect KSTP to be the desportive station on 1500, but TX vs CO? How about KJIM Sherman TX? Yes, it`s on the Rangers affiliate list which appeared in IRCA DX Monitor April 21. It`s a 1 kW direxional daytimer, studio address in twin city of Denison, so better hurry up and finish the game, as official sunset is 0145 UT already in June and July! Had I known before consulting FCC AM Query, I should have listened whether KJIM stayed on past 0145 UT. BTW, the mlb website for tex seems to think ``national broadcast schedule`` involves nothing but TV. BTW2, the Rangers are playing the Astros tonight, Rockies next weekend (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1540, June 10 at 0132 UT as I am bandscanning downward, some tones catch my attention. Two different steady pitches, on and off --- o, it`s the NWS with a ``tornado warning`` till 9:30 pm. But heavy QRM, hard to copy details; mentions Lincoln(?) Memorial Airport, and Iowa, before back to OTR drama. Got to be KXEL, eastern Iowa confirmed on national severe weather map of http://www.wunderground.com (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 0459 UT June 10