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Glenn Hauser logs June 21-22-23, 2017  View Printable Version 
Friday, June 23 2017

** ALASKA. 11885, June 22 at 1230, no signal from KNLS, and JBA carrier on 11870 during English hour. Some days 11885 is in use instead of 7355, some not; you never know which it will be, and from so far north there are wide variations in propagation (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1883, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ANTARCTICA [non]. 5985, June 21 at 2150 check, VG signal from BBCWS mid-winter special, Woofferton site as heard via UTwente SDR in Netherlands, family greeting. Didn`t even try for it direct here on any of three frequencies. Richard Langley, NB, will be archiving his recording of the whole thing, accessible to DXLD yg members (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1883, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ARGENTINA [non]. 11580, June 22 at 2210 check, RAE in Spanish instead of Italian --- but at least speaking with an Italian accent. 5950 which is announced as the only Spanish frequency, far too weak JBA carrier here to compare. Later I`m wondering if it was really Italian service as supposed to be, but with bits in Spanish?

7730, June 23 at 0602, RAE via WRMI already playing tango music rather than news, 0605 Japanese announcement.

11580, June 23 at 1425 check past 1448, WRMI is playing World Music, including familiar ME tunes, no announcements, rather than RAE in Spanish. This hour on the WRMI skedgrid never got labeled RAE Spanish, but had been such whenever checked all month, Monday-Saturday. Presumably a bonus, and maybe defaulted to WM which occupied this hour previously, if there was a missing file for today; or canceled? Only time will tell (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BENIN. 1566, June 23 at 0446, JBA carrier still at 0502, presumed TWR. Even weaker than when I heard it June 21 at 0353-0412. On globe I refine the true bearing to 76 degrees; Parakou is slightly north of central Benin. If this carrier is audible in Oklahoma and AB/BC, it may well be heard all over North America; go for it! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 4885.02, June 23 at 0206, JBA carrier vs hi QRN level; also at 0451 when I measure it slightly on hi side, and still at 0558.

RÃdio Clube do ParÃ, BelÃm, had been the strongest and most reliable ZY on 60m, and usually on all night, but on June 19 there were reports in the radioescutas group that station had been off the air since June 16 as it was facing fines of 50 kiloreais per day, in some kind of complicated political dispute about who really controls the station.

4885 is one of those frequencies with more than one Brazilian tropical station, the other being Rdif. Acreana, Rio Branco, with nominal sked in WRTH 2017 as 0900-0400, but both were double-daggered as inactive. So am I hearing its carrier now, or is Parà coming back? Suspect the latter, as both Dave Valko and Anker Petersen had previously reported Parà on 4885.02 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 11857.39vv, June 22 at 0551, JBM signal presumed R. Aparecida, which is varying more widely now, and won`t settle down as I try to measure it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 11934.930, June 22 at 0553, soft music, 0555 full ID with SW frequencies, claiming 24-hour service, except I can`t catch the name. Rudolf Grimm, Brasil, says it`s no longer called RÃdio RB2, but RÃdio Evangelizar. Also applies to 9725- and 6040+ from Curitiba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 2749-USB, June 23 at 0449, VP robotic talk, can`t even be sure of language in noise level, but could well be French. Same audible slightly weaker on 2598-USB. Canadian Coastguard schedule as in DXLD 16-43 shows both as VCF Les Escoumins, QC, from two different QC transmitter sites, Natashquan on 2598 and La VerniÃre on 2749, both with their final transmissions starting at 0437, not resuming until 0847 (tho other stations are back from 0737/0740) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5025, June 23 at 0453, R. Rebelde is on at S9+30 but just barely modulated. By 0600 still undermodulated but better, with resounding timesignal ending 32 seconds late (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1882 monitoring: confirmed Wednesday June 21 at 2114, the 2100 broadcast on WBCQ 7490.1v-AM, poor S6. Also confirmed Wednesday June 21 at 2330 on WBCQ, 9330.20v-CUSB, fair.

WORLD OF RADIO 1883 contents: Alaska, Anguilla, Antarctica non, Australia, Benin, Bougainville, Brazil, Canada, Cuba, Eritrea and non, Ethiopia, Europe, Germany, Guatemala non?, New Caledonia, Nigeria non, Sudan South non, USA, Zambia, unidentified

WORLD OF RADIO 1883 monitoring: confirmed first SW broadcast Thursday June 22 after 2330 on WBCQ, 9330.3v-CUSB, poor-fair. Next:
Fri 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0630 HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1431 HLR 7265-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1930v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2230 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sun 0200 WRMI 11580 to NE
Sun 0310v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1030 HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW
Sun 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0300v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2130 WRMI 9455 to WNW, 15770 to NE
Tue 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1030 WRMI 5850 to NW, 9455 to WNW
Wed 1315 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2100 WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Full WOR schedule on all affiliates, AM, FM, satellite, webcasts:
Also access to podcasts (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9955, WRMI, Thu June 22 at 2213, `Voice of the Report of the Week`, talking about his reception on 7730. Thu 22-23 airing now shows on the WRMI 9955 skedgrid, but of more interest I notice some changes despite effective date at top not touched since March 26.

`Radio Libertad` is now only at 2330-2400 M-F and sure to be jammed. But preceding it now at 2315-2330 M-F is a `Noticiero`, but from what source? Will need to try to hear it, probably on unjammed webcast. Some other local produxions on 9955, presumably by Cuban exiles:

`Bajo el Sol de Miami`, Tue 2200-2230, Sat 2230-2300
`Michael MÃndez Show`, Sun 2200-2230 & `Trova Libre` 2300-2330
`Las Noches con Mirka`, Wed & Fri 2100-2200
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also ARGENTINA [non]

** U S A. 9475, June 22 at 2215, WTWW-1 SFAW is S9+40 but suptorted modulation. -2 & -3 continue to be absent afternoons from 9930 and 12105. 5085, WTWW-2, however is on with music circa 0200 UT Fri June 23, but not late (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6055, June 22 at 0056, another check for the unID VP signal I had previously; now there are sporadic carriers spuriously out of the very strong 6060 Habana transmitter, in addition to its incessant splash. But the first unID was quite different, continuous: ``6055, June 18 at 0048, JBA signal with talk, where there is normally nothing. What could it be?`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1710 UT June 23


Glenn Hauser logs June 20-21, 2017  View Printable Version 
Wednesday, June 21 2017

** ALASKA. 11885 // 11870, June 21 at 1205, KNLS English once again doubling up only a sesquidekakHz apart, instead of one on 7355; 1307 ``New Life Station`` ID. About equal, fading around S6. At 1315, Chinese still on 11885 much stronger than // 9655. I suppose they are on different azimuths, of which KNLS has four available, thanks to slewing at 15-degree intervals: 270, 285, 300 and 315 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ANTARCTICA [non]. I don`t expect to get much of it directly here, but in case you haven`t heard about it, the annual BBCWS special to Antarcticans is imminent, June 21 at 2130-2200 on 5985 Woofferton UK, 6035 UAE, and 7360 Ascension. Via Harald Kuhl, BDXC-UK, a notice about it but lacking these significant details:

** ARGENTINA [non]. 11580, June 21 at 1400, RAE via WRMI, opening Spanish still as ``primera ediciÃn`` on 5950 at 2200 UT June 20. By now there should be a ``segunda ediciÃn`` available to broadcast, if not a primera for this day. It seems RAE announcer is still unaware of this transmission (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BENIN. Benin in on 1566 MW --- From 0353 past 0412 June 21 I had a JBA carrier on 1566 looping about 80 degrees, which fits for TWR`s 100 kW transmitter. Tnx to tip from guys in western Canada (Don Moman, AB and Nick Hall-Patch, BC) who were hearing 1566 before and after 0500 last night. WRTH says TWR morning schedule is 0315-0545. No other splits audible here in the 1500s (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, and welcome to Summer! 0433 UT June 21 as amended, dxldyg via DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6145, June 21 at 0406, this RHC is OFF; English still on 6000, and Spanish 6060 also on, but not enough to make a leapfrog onto 6230 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IRAN [non]. 17690, June 21 at 1424, poor S9 signal sounds like hymn, then just pop music; 1430 widely-spaced 3 or 4 pip timesignal ending 2 seconds late, Radio Farda ID and presumed news. HFCC shows 0930-1530, 100 kW, 85 degrees from Biblis, GERMANY (but also registered on 17690 at 1200-1600 ``for tests`` is imaginary Algerian 300 kW).

Via David Cole, here`s a rather critical opinion in the WSJ:
Well, of course it doesn`t, since Farda means Tomorrow, not Liberty! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1882 monitoring: confirmed Tuesday June 20 at 2130 on WRMI 9455 & 15770. This time the two are about equal F-G level, but different modulation quality: ``fuller`` on 9455 than 15770. Also confirmed Tue June 20 at 2330 on WBCQ 9330+v-CUSB, fair. Also confirmed Wednesday June 22 at 1315 on WRMI 9955, S9+10 vs my hi line noise level. Next:
Wed 2100 WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW

** U S A. 3215, June 21 at 0403, WWCR is open carrier/dead air. Unfortunately there`s still Brother HyStairical nearby on 3185 WWRB (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 12105 & 9930, June 20 at 2005, these WTWWs are still AWOL, while 9475 only remains (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17775, June 21 at 1424, no signal from KVOH, yet several on 16m from Eurasia: Germany, Saudi Arabia, and on 17770 Turkey. Retune at 1426 now there`s an S8 on 17775 from KVOH, so just turned on, or MUF popped up from the west? Usual wobble upon carrier, still notable after 1800 check (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1570, June 21 at 0358 UT, long string of FM translator IDs including some in AR and KS; no doubt it`s Bott network station KBCV, Hollister MO (Springfield address), 5000/3000 U4 whose own translator is K280FP on 103.9 per NRC AM Log --- at the moment atop XERF without really trying (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 93.5, June 21 at 1520 UT, ``Number one new music station, Power 93.5``, i.e. KDGS Andover KS near Wichita, 15 kW, 114 m HAAT. There is supposed to be a sporadic E opening thru the entire FM band, but not reaching here --- instead enhanced area tropo from KS and OK (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This is report dispatched at 2026 UT June 21


Glenn Hauser logs June 19-20, 2017  View Printable Version 
Tuesday, June 20 2017

** ALASKA. 11885, June 19 at 1314, KNLS back on wrong(?) frequency again in Chinese at S8, much stronger than // 9655 JBA. By now 11870 is off. So in the 12-13 hour, was English again on both 11870 & 11885?

Recheck June 20 at 1258: 11885 is not on, and 11870 is just finishing with song, 1259 open carrier, off at 1301*. 9655 can be heard from *1300 with KNLS IS before Chinese (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ARGENTINA [non]. 11580, Monday June 19 at 1319, RAE in French via WRMI during `Actualità DX` about DW broadcasts to Afghanistan, outro at 1323 as ``tous les samedis``, pas vendredis, not lundis (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 7850-CUSB, June 20 at 0601, CHU reactivated after a few days off this frequency, to replace antenna cable? Also audible on // 3330-CUSB (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. RF channel A2, 55.25v MHz video, June 19 at 1614 UT, another rare glimpse of some NTSC DX, during sporadic E opening, which on 6m almost spans Ontario to Oklahoma. It`s a YL anchor in center frame, and a letter graphic, I think in English, gone again. And no audio.

This fits for the EDT noon news on both Global and CTV networks, but per 6m map more likely from CIII-TV-2, 100 kW ERP in Bancroft ON, which is Global; rather than CHBX-TV, Sault Ste. Marie, 100 kW with CTV. These are the only two known remaining non-DTV channel 2 full power TV stations in eastern Canada, both at easy E-skip range from here and seen many times before. Another flash of video attained at 1634, but can`t tell what. Global news is for half an hour, then ET Canada, while CTV news takes a full hour. My antenna is still aimed at OKC, so anything from Ontario is way off to the side.

Bancroft is a small town of 3K+ which must have been chosen as a good spot for a satellite TV station relay covering a large rural area, centered about halfway between Ottawa and Barrie, or between Trenton and Algonquin Provincial Park. 1937 km / 1204 statute miles from Enid.

My analog Zenith 12-inch TV set will lock into video only on peaks, otherwise, horizontal hold is lost, with diagonal lines at least tipping off that a signal is trying to come in. Earlier sets had accessible HH adjustments. This one on the back has pots for contrast and black level, and a third hole for HH but requires a tool to reach it. Besides, if I started messing with it, might be out of whack when a full signal infade. I still put in very long hours of monitoring nothing but snow on this set next to it while at the computer, and there is any Es activity. Also checking RF channel 48 when there is any tropo, but no sign of KOCY-LP OKC since last reported weeks ago with transmitter cutting off and on the air (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** COLOMBIA. 5910.274, June 20 at 0607, undermodulated music on carrier wavering a bit and way off-frequency as usual: AlcaravÃn Radio reactivated after missing a week or two during random evening chex; also with sporadic ``running water`` ute QRM as usual against this frequency. JBA carrier on 6010+, likely Brasil rather than sibling HJDH, which would be weaker than 5910v, but not that weak (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6000, UT Monday June 19 at 0624, RHC with Arnie Coro still speaking, so `DXers Unlimited` lasting longer than the :09-:23v span I had in DX/SWL/MEDIA PROGRAMS. Tho S9, 6000 is just barely modulated (JBM) as too often the case. 6060 and 6100 are OK, while 6145 is also undermodulated, but better than 6000. 5040 is off during this final repeat English hour (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA [and non]. Heavy tropo around here the morning of June 20, at 1455 UT, lots of BAD DTV signals on UHF, but nothing DX decoding. One OKC local is unusually breaking up, implying DX QRM: KOKH RF 24. Consulting W9WI.com for possible sources: low powers in Ardmore OK, Tulsa OK (why would KTUL, virtual 8, have an extra transmitter here, in addition to RF 10?); Dallas and several other TX towns; megawatts in Houston and Abilene (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1882 monitoring: confirmed Monday June 19 at 2330, on WBCQ 9330.00v-CUSB, fair. Also confirmed UT Tuesday June 20 at 0030 on WRMI 7730, very good. Next:
Tue 2130 WRMI 9455 to WNW, 15770 to NE
Tue 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1030 WRMI 5850 to NW, 9455 to WNW
Wed 1315 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2100 WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW

** U S A. 7490v, UT Monday June 19 at 0628, WBCQ again with `The Other Side of Midnight` far-out conspiracy talkshow, now apparently UT Sun & Mon at 0400-0700. Other nights not on air this late; at 0700 IDs for WBCQ and WXME 780, which is WBCQ`s AM station in Maine, so evidently just adding SW // for this (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 4840, June 20 at 0605, WWCR starting `Real Radio`, with QRM on hi side sounding like pulse jamming; evitable by switching to LSB tuning (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1722 UT June 20


Glenn Hauser logs June 18-19, 2017  View Printable Version 
Monday, June 19 2017

** CANADA. Sporadic E FM DX opening from NY, PA, OH, IN, see USA for intro: concludes with several Ontarians, June 18, all times UT:

91.9, at 1643, discussion of French politix, interviewing someone in ``Our Ottawa studios``, so CBC Radio 1. Assuming this has got to be Ontario, the two CBC stations are: CBCC-FM way up in Hearst, NW Ontario, and right in our PTA:

[CBEW-FM-1, //CBEW-FM 97.5, 91.9, LEAMINGTON ON, 10.45 kW H&V, 73.6m HAAT, 42-06-46, 82-39-52, ----, Radio 1, CBC RADIO ONE WINDSOR, NEWS/TALK] 1457 km/906 stmi

92.7, at 1646, ad/PSA string including: Canada`s best national network, bell.ca; blood.ca; food basics (as RDS is trying to lock in, but won`t); Canada 150 this summer: start in London and go anywhere; therapy.ca, another London ad with 519 phone, correct AC for there.

[CJBX-FM, 92.7, LONDON ON, 50.0 kW H&V, 121.0 m HAAT H only?, 42-56-40, 81-04-47, C976, Title & Artist on BX93, TODAY'S COUNTRY BX93, Country, BX 93, COUNTRY] 1599 km/993 stmi

I bet Rob Ross is getting plenty of Okies again, while I seldom get Ontaries. I`m away from the analog TV or I might have seen CIII. There are several other 92.7s in ON, including one in Leamington which I just heard on 91.9.

93.5, at 1650, discussion of Canadian politix like a few minutes ago on 91.9, probably also `Sunday Edition` from CBC Radio 1 (which used to be on SW! Sob). See log below at 1658.

95.3, at 1653, a .ca ad, ``HD radio 1 on 95.3``, ad for green trucks air conditioning service with 905 AC; froyofranchising.ca (frozen yogurt); 1655, Plaza Nissan in Upper James, ``Fresh Radio``, rap. Clues lead to Hamilton ON, so:
[CING-FM, 95.3, HAMILTON ON, 100.0 kW H&V, 305.0 m HAAT H only? 43-12-27, 79-46-27, HD, C7E9, SONG BY ARTIST on 953 FreshFM, SONG BY ARTIST on 953 FreshFM, Adult Hits, 95.3 FRESH RADIO, HOT AC] 1714 km/1065 stmi

96.3, at 1656, creditreport.com ad, weak CCI from band music, so a classical station? Certainly not WQXR or KHFM, long banished from this to inferior frequencies! No likely US stations now, but next to Hamilton:

[CFMZ-FM, 96.3, TORONTO ON, 60.0 kW H&V, 284.0 m HAAT H only? 43-38-56, 79-22-54, C260, CFMZ, New Classical 96.3fm, Classical, CLASSICAL FM, 96.3 & 103.1, CLASSICAL] 1766 km/1097 stmi

This might have been helpful:
but today`s playlist checked 5 hours later does not go back that far, and seems to display time in pm 5 hours ahead since my computer runs on UT. Didn`t think of that?

93.5, at 1658, ``93.5 FM in southwestern Ontario``, The Concert(?) promo, ``NRC official timesignal, at the beginning of the long dash it will be 1 pm EDST``: I hear it all including some almost silent pips, and make a note against my watch to compare ASAP to WWV --- and find CBC/NRC were one second slow! Then CBC News starting with wildfire in Portugal. (OK, Carlos?)

[CBCL-FM, 93.5, LONDON ON, 100.0 kW H only, 267.2 m HAAT, 42-57-20, 81-21-19, CBC RADIO ONE LONDON, NEWS/TALK] 1599 km/993 stmi

Promptly fade out, and so has everything else, down to 87.75, but I keep tuning for another few minutes before quitting, just in time for br/unch. Subsequent 6m map chex indicate Es has died out around here (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 14670-CUSB, June 18 at 1719, CHU audible poorly, but not on 7850. June 19 at 0230, no signal on 7850 but audible on 3330 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA [and non]. 9355, June 18 at 1715, very poor signal with music, probably CNR1 jamming against RFA Chinese via Saipan; no comparison to VOK on 9435 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5010, June 19 at 0237, JBA carrier from RHC leapfrog. At first I could not detect it but blanker vs S9 local noise level on the NRD-545 made the difference. Would have expected more and a match on 5055, since both 5025 with Rebelde on! and 5040 RHC were S9+45. The spurs could be suppressed, or if they totally vanish, clue us that the two fundamentals are no longer from same site (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH. 9435, June 18 at 1712, surprisingly VG signal with sweet orchestral music typical of VOK, but especially during a pause after French ID, self-imposed jamming noise also evident. Better than WRMI on 9395 & 9455. As expected, this is on the ubiquitous 28 degree azimuth toward North America, 200 kW from Kujang. Same // 11710 considerably weaker at 1717 now a song (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KURDISTAN [non]. 7350, June 19 at 0233, S9 military band probably with Kurdish non-national anthem, but dumped off air for a semiminute, by when resuming now in a song. Presumed Denge Kurdistane via FRANCE (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND. 13839.98, UT Monday June 19 at 0250, RNZI with very interesting discussion about Monarch butterflies, how to raise them from caterpillars, what plants they like to eat and lay up to 1100 eggs on â so only a few of those need to survive to assure this threatened species survives. When they mate, they stick together for 24-36 hours. Trouble is, humans don`t like milkweed and other plants the flutterbys require. Evidently the Monarchs found in NZ migrate to Tahiti in the summer. Refers to http://monarch.org.nz or http://mb.org.nz for more info. But no guest or program ID before cutting to Maori and English RNZI IDs, accurate timesignal and RNZ news, leading with death of Vanuatu President Lonsdale.

So what show was this? Allegedly scheduled for 2-3 PM NZT Mondays is BBC Newsday! But this was certainly a NZ show. Fortunately, searching on Monarch leads right to it:

Audio science 2:26 pm today

Did you know the monarch caterpillar will increase in size by 3 thousand times over two weeks as it devours the leaves of a swan plant, before transforming into a chrysalis? The monarch is a very well recognised butterfly, mainly because it is so common people's gardens.

Jacqui Knight of the Monarch Butterfly Trust
tells us all about these unique insects. To report a butterfly sighting, click here

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** NORTH AMERICA. 7585, June 19 at 0232, S8 from Station YHWH with just enough modulation to recognize (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1882 monitoring: confirmed Sunday June 18 at 2330 on WBCQ, 9330.0v-CUSB, fair. Disrupted on Area 51 via WBCQ 5129.8: UT Monday June 19, JL runs slightly over but cut off at 0301 for a couple minutes dead air, and some canned WBCQ IDs. Then at 0303 WOR upcut opening, so seems OK now, but 0313 recheck, WBCQ IDs are playing over and over every 14 seconds, more dead air from 0315, music at 0316: Peter Gunn variations. 0330 recheck dead air; 0347 some music but not HRI. Must have had a big problem with the automation and/or feed to the transmitter. Also confirmed UT Monday June 18 at 0330 on WRMI 9955, good. Next:
Mon 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2130 WRMI 9455 to WNW, 15770 to NE
Tue 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1030 WRMI 5850 to NW, 9455 to WNW
Wed 1315 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2100 WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW

** U S A. 9395, UT Monday June 18 at 0220, another secret airing of `AWR Wavescan`, on the WRMI Oldies channel, in progress ending NASB segment, then Latin American DX Report, a new feature, third edition (monthly?), with three topix: RAE relays via WRMI. Only other high power South American station, BrasÃlia out of axion since mid-March, but low-power DRM tests with 300 watts at 344 degrees. Schedule change of R. Chaski, PerÃ, 5980, to 1100-1630 & 1730-2330. (All of which we already know about.) Produced by Omar Ortiz en BogotÃ, translated and spoken with heavy accent by Fernando --- in Santiago de Chile. Took almost 7 minutes until QSL of the Week. In wrapup I check 11580, and find WS also playing there but about a semi-minute ahead of 9395. That`s probably because 9395 likes to run IDs at top of hour rather than just before ToH (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5129.8, UT Monday June 19 at 0236, Area 51 via WBCQ, Johnny Lightning explains why we do not need The Ten Commandments. More at WORLD OF RADIO monitoring (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9475, June 18 at 1710, WTWW-1 is back on with VG signal but suppressed modulation and noisy. Something`s wrong with the transmitter or maybe just the modulation input. 12105 & 9930 are still off.

5830, June 19 at 0241, corresponding night frequency of WTWW-1 has same suptorted modulation problem, plus hum (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9370, June 18 at 1711, WWRBS is off. 3185 was nominal circa 0600 last night. And so is 3185 at 0231 check June 19 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5890, UT Monday June 18 at 0243, hokey old time radio drama, ``The Planet Man``, on Golden Age of Radio, but makes more sense than the primary occupant of WWCR-4, Brother HyStairical. PDF sked still fails to convert CDT to UT correctly, claiming this is on Sundays at 8-10 pm, = (not) 02-04 UT (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. Another sporadic E DX opening into the FM band, midday June 18. I head to the porch, where it`s not so hot today, only in the 80s. ``All logged on my own receivers, with my own ears, in real time``. And only using attached rod antennas, easily manipulable.

These are mostly on the handheld PL-880, with the DX-398 also set on the table, hoping for some RDS ID help, but the signals are fading so much and/or with so much CCI, that I never get any RDS readings during this opening, except when tuning across Okies! Local atmosphere is rather turbulent, producing deep fading on groundwave signals much like Es. Lots of stuff coming in from around Lakes Erie and Ontario.

Bracketed info is from the WTFDA FM database, and in the case of TV from W9WI.com. Distances are approx., city-to-city, not site. All times UT, June 18:

92.7, at 1616, amid CCI mix, ``Happy 92-7`` (hyphen means a pause, no ``point`` spoken). WTFDA DB gets no hits, so Yahoo search converts to Happi. Searching WTFDA on Happi leads only to this:

[WEHP, 92.7, LAWRENCE PARK PA, 6.0 kW H&V, 3.0 [three!] meters HAAT, 42-07-25, 80-07-02, HD, 5FFD, HAPPI RADIO 927, Top 40, HAPPI RADIO 92.7, CONTEMPORARY HIT RADIO] 1663 km/1033 stmi, near Erie

90.7, at 1624, obviously public radio show `From the Top` of up-and-coming young classical performers. Lots of hunting on the show website finally leads to this ``NPR Carriage Report`` which is over a year old:

Of the 12 stations with 15 entries, this is the only one at the right time on the right frequency (and the right PTA):
WGLE-FM OH Lima 90.7 Associate 228 188 Sun 12:00PM 01:00PM [EDT]
The 228 and 188 refer to the Metro area and DMA rankings.
WGTE/WGLE current sked confirms `From the Top` still at noon Sundays.

[WGLE 90.7, LIMA OH, 50.0/46.0 kW H&V, 128.0 m HAAT, 40-39-15, 84-06-36, 65A2, WGLE, NPR News, Jazz, NEWS/TALK] 1291 km/802 stmi

87.75, at 1626, Spanish non-ID by SHVA (super-hype voice actor), as ``Omega? 87.7``; 1627 YL ad as ``abogada de inmigraciÃn``, phone 216 861-44-14, http://www.brown-immigration.com (titled: Ohio Immigration Lawyer) and another ID more clearly merely as ``La Mega 87.7``, Tex-Mex music. AC 216 leads to Cleveland OH, so it`s one of many Franken-FMs, TV licensee pretending to be a radio station, and who cares about the video 4.5 MHz below?

[WLFM-LP, 87.7, CLEVELAND OH, 3.0 kW H only, HAAT unknown, 41-22-58, 81-42-07, Spanish, 7242, LA MEGA 87.7, LATINO AND PROUD, SPANISH, CHR]

Spanish is specified for 13 of them! W9WI.com shows WLFM-LP as E:HSN, i.e. English with Home Shopping Network, so video only, or outdated?

On the PL-880 seems slightly clearer at 87.76, so analog TV 6 maybe offset plus. But listed as zero offset, OK. Certainly NOT 87.70!! 1509 km/938 stmi

88.3, at 1630, CCI between sports talk in English, ``division race``, and a bit of Spanish. The only 88.3 SS in NE USA (none in Canada) is:
[WHWN, 88.3, PAINESVILLE OH, 0.7 kW H&V, 44.0 m HAAT, 41-42-17, 81-14-34, Spanish, LA NUEVA MIA, SPANISH] 1552 km/964 stmi beyond Cleveland

88.3, at 1631, local weather info ``Mostly cloudy in Elyria``. There is no Elyria CoL station, but Berea is close, both just SW of Cleveland:
[WBWC, 88.3, BEREA OH, 4.0 kW H&V, 78.0 m HAAT, 41-25-05, 81-54-03, 88.3 THE STING, ADULT ALTERNATIVE]. Or did they say Berea? This name was pronounced ``el-ERIE-uh`` not ``el-EYE-ree-uh``. 1492 km/927 stmi

88.3, at 1633, area code 260 phone number, and mention Fort Wayne. Those correlate, so it`s:
[WLAB, 88.3, FORT WAYNE IN, 7.5 kW H&V, 108.0 m HAAT, 41-06-24, 85-11-46, STAR 88.3, CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN] 1221 km/759 stmi

90.3, at 1636, gospel rock, Es fading vs nearby Okie. At 1642, ``Life changing message for the whole family, WBCL Radio Network``, ergo:
[WBCL, 90.3, FORT WAYNE IN, 26.0 kW H&V, 211.0 m HAAT, 41-06-13, 85-11-46, 578B, WBCL90.3 WBCL Radio Network.wbcl.org, Title & Artist, No Program Type or Undefined, FAMILY FRIENDLY - COMMERCIAL FREE, CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN/RELIGION] 1221 km/759 stmi

92.9, at 1637, station promo, ``929jackfm.com`` over Tulsa`s Bob:
[WBUF, 92.9, BUFFALO NY, 76.0 kW H&V, 195.0 m HAAT, 42-57-13, 78-52-36, HD, 5959, Jack FM, 92-9JACK FM PLAYING WHAT WE WANT, Adult Hits, 92.9 JACK FM, ADULT HITS] 1777 km/1104 stmi

87.75, at 1638, has some Cleveland ads by SHVA in Spanish, still from WLFM-LP above, but seems CCI from a second station also in Spanish, mentioning Lake Worth, implying Florida. At 1640 ``87.7 - algo`` ID in fade at same time as WLFM-LP also does it. L.W. is just south of West Palm Beach, pretty far from the nearest FL ch 6, per W9WI.com:
[Miami FL, WEYS-LP, 3,000 W ERP, + offset, 25-58-15N, 080-12-32W, LIC, S:Almavision R. 1] but possible; only two others are in faraway Key West and PÃnama City.

WTFDA: [WEYS-LP, //WEYS-LP CH 6 AUDIO, 87.7, MIAMI FL, 3.0 kW H only, HAAT unknown, 35-58-15, 80-12-32, Spanish, 5158, WEYS87.7, 877 FM, ALMAVISION RADIO COMPROMETIDOS CON LA VERTAD TEL 305-947-8879, ALMAVISION, SPANISH] Maybe Miami: 2055 km/1277 stmi

88.5, at 1641, 419 area code phone briefly vs House FM in OK. 419 is NW Ohio circa Toledo, so Wauseon, which is W of Toledo halfway to IN:
[WYSA, 88.5, WAUSEON OH, 10.0 kW H&V, 89.0 m HAAT, 41-33-29, 84-11-08, YES FM, CHRISTIAN CHR/ROCK] 1318 km/819 stmi

BTW, it would have been very nice to hear on 88.5, apparently unrelated WYSU Youngstown OH, as if not DXing, I listen to its HD2 online every Sunday at 17-20 UT for `Pipedreams` and `With Heart And Voice`! including most of those today after 1730.


This report despatched at 0531 UT June 19


Glenn Hauser logs June 17-18, 2017  View Printable Version 
Sunday, June 18 2017

** BRAZIL. 9724.8 & 11934.9 approx., June 18 at 0043, JBA carriers, the former suffering from 9730 Romania splash; both now must be designated RÃdio Evangelizar, ex-RÃdio RB2: Re my logs of RB2 on 9724.835 and 11934.934, Rudolf Grimm in Brasil replies:

``Hi Glenn, 1430, 6040, 9725 & 11935 no more RB2, but RÃdio Evangelizar, Curitiba``. I reply:

``Hi Rudolf, Yes, I saw those reports of Evangelizar, but it wasn`t clear whether that was a total name change. Are they still relaying R Aparecida most or all of the time? 73, Glenn``

``Hi Glenn, Better in PP: Radio Evangelizar em base nÃo à o mesmo segmento das demais correntes catÃlicas do Brasil. Eu diria que estariam mais prÃximas ao estilo da Radio CanÃÃo Nova (outro segmento) do que da RÃdio Aparecida (um segmento mais conservador). Eu nÃo acompanhei a Radio Evangelizar por muito tempo, mas, seguramente devem estar programando a retransmissÃo de outra estaÃÃo catÃlica, no caso, sem dÃvidas a RÃdio Aparecida. 73, Rudolf Grimm, http://dxways-br.blogspot.com Youtube Channel GrimmSBC`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 7850-CUSB, June 18 at 0041, no signal from CHU, which surely would be audible if on; JBA in storm noise level on 3330-CUSB. 14670-CUSB not audible either but could be on above MUF. May well be that 7850 is down to replace the underground antenna cable before it fails like the 3330 one did. Recheck at 0609 June 18: still no 7850, but 3330 is more audible (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND. 11725, June 17 at 2017, poor signal in English talk. Must be RNZI, rarely audible at this hour, while 11725 is great after 0459. No wonder: current sked shows 1959-2058 on 11725-AM is UT Saturdays only! Otherdays, 1951-2050 on 11690-DRM (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SAUDI ARABIA. 11820.044, June 17 at 2040, BSKSA in Arabic, hoping for some music or Qur`an to help lull my nap, lacking anything else worth listening to on SW at this hour, despite in splash from the BS on 11825, so LSB tuning helps --- until cuts off abruptly at 2046*, must be failure. Recheck at 2147, it has resumed (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1882 monitoring: confirmed Saturday June 17 at 2230 on WBCQ 9330.1-CUSB, poor, so the Saturday-only-one-hour-earlier time continues despite revamped online schedule showing 2330 UT seven days a week. And which still has not been corrected. Again I missed checking the UT Sun 0200 on WRMI 11580, but Richard Lemke, Alberta, confirmed it last week. On WA0RCR, 1860-AM, Wentzville MO, I check at 0339 UT Sunday June 18, and JBA vs heavy storm noise level from southern Kansas, sounds like ARRL, not me; so WOR may have started way earlier than nominal 0315, or delayed until way later. Next:
Sun 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0300v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2130 WRMI 9455 to WNW, 15770 to NE
Tue 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1030 WRMI 5850 to NW, 9455 to WNW
Wed 1315 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2100 WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW

** U S A. 9330-CUSB, June 17 at 2333, WBCQ sounds like `Allan Weiner Worldwide` repeat as AW is defining fascism. AWWW previously occupied this hour on Saturdays, but not showing on revamped online schedule. WORLD OF RADIO still aired an hour earlier on Sat only, 2230 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7490.068, UT Sunday June 18 at 0610, WBCQ is on at S9+10, talkshow discussing remote viewing, so like last UT Monday during the 04-07 period, WBCQ is also carrying the early-Sunday airing of `The Other Side of Midnight`. You heard about it only here, as still not shown on the WBCQ website, nor that of TOSOM (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 12105 & 9930 & 9475 & 5830 & 5085, June 17 at 2232, all three WTWW transmitters are missing from all possible frequencies, day or night. Ditto at 0046 check June 18. Previously, #1 of 9475/5830 was on but dead air for hours and hours and hours, so this is an improvement (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6055, June 18 at 0048, JBA signal with talk, where there is normally nothing. What could it be? Nothing in HFCC at this hour except Japan registered available 24h, but surely not propagating to here near 10 am local in the summer. Aoki shows what used to be here from Latin America: Radio Universo Internacional, 300 watts from Uruguay, 24 hours; and R. Cultural Juan XXIII, 3 kW from Bolivia but at 1030-2300, and on 6054. Not reported lately but possibly active, and I didn`t note this as being off-frequency. Maybe temporary Iran transmission for Ramadan? NO, not on that schedule as in DXLD 17-22 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 13623.0-USB, June 18 at 0054, INTRUDER, 2-way in colloquial Spanish, S4; mentions ``trampa`` which may be a cut above ``puta`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1538 UT June 18


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