** MEXICO. FM DX: see USA [and non]
** OKLAHOMA. 515 kHz, June 25 at 0640 UT, open carrier is on, but no PN MCW IDs from Ponca City NDB (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR) FM: see USA [and non]
** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2039 monitoring: confirmed UT Thu June 25 at 0100 on WRMI 7780, JBA in noise level.
WORLD OF RADIO 2040 contents: Armenia, Australia, Bulgaria, China, Djibouti non, East Turkistan, Ethiopia non, Germany, Guatemala, India, Iran non, Iraq, Italy non/Kashmir non, Korea North & South non, México, Nigeria, North America, Tibet non, UK, USA, Vanuatu; and the propagation outlook
WOR 2040 is available as of 0100 UT Friday June 26
(mp3 stream) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2040.m3u
(mp3 download) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2040.mp3
Or via http://www.worldofradio.com/audiomid.html
Also linx to podcast services.
The shortwave broadcasts should be:
0900 UT Friday Unique Radio NSW 3210-USB
2200 UT Friday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
0130 UT Saturday WRMI 5850 to NW, 5010 to S, 7780 to NE
0900 UT Saturday Unique Radio NSW 3210-USB
1300 UT Saturday WRMI 15770 to NE
1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315; as late as 0400] 0300 UT Sunday WRMI 5800 to SSE
0900 UT Sunday Unique Radio NSW 3210-USB
0130 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 or 6160v to WSW
0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
0900 UT Monday Unique Radio NSW 3210-USB
1800vUT Monday IRRS 7290 Bulgaria to WNW, 594-Italy
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
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 Gerald T. Pollard, Raleigh NC, who sends a generous quarterly contribution marking Solstices & Equinoxes, by check in US funds on a US bank to Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702
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. 9330, June 25 at 0055, WBCQ-6 is off as it was at earlier chex June 24, but now just for antenna swivel, as *0100 back on just in time with AW ID and WLCR. No explanation yet of the daytime outage by AW twit as of 0136 UT June 26 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** U S A [and non]. Sporadic-E FM DX, June 25 from 1624 to 1730 UT on the caradio; with portable DX-398 backup hardly needed. Later hours of research rely on WTFDA FM Database; and distances city-to-city via https://www.distancefromto.net/
1624, 90.3, classical CCI to nearby OK station; 1627 it`s `Exploring Music` like on 90.1 KUCO-FM but not // or at least not synchro. Widely syndicated but affiliate list at https://www.wfmt.com/where-to-listen matches only: Muskegon, Michigan, WBLV-FM, 90.3, M-F, 12n [EDT]
WBLV 90.3 TWIN LAKE MI 100.0 kW H&V, 186.0 m HAAT, 43-33-08 86-02-31
Bluelake BLUE LAKE FINE ARTS CAMP News CLASSICAL/JAZZ BLUE LAKE PUBLIC RADIO; 1249 km = 775 mi; and there`s more DX soon from MI
1625, 87.7, two ads in English with 800 numbers, must be a Franken FM, or could be 87.75, soon fade out
1630, 93.1, CCI to KS fringe station, mentions Miami Beach; and a furniture? store named Houston`s? Suspect it`s this:
WFEZ 93.1 MIAMI FL 98.0 kW, 307.0 m, 25-58-02 80-12-34 HD SOFT AC EASY 93.1; 2051 km = 1274 mi
1633, 93.9, CCI to OK gospel music semi-local normally dominant
1635, 95.3, CCI to KOKC OKC which tho a translator normally dominates
1636, 96.7, YL rock DJ, claims mosquitoes seldom bite, her super-power?, “in northern Michigan“. Well there are four full stations at 44+ latitude, WLXV Cadillac, WUPG Republic, WRGZ Rogers City, but they are all Country except for:
WMJT 96.7 MCMILLAN MI 50.0 kW, 126.0 m, 46-32-02 85-35-24 HOT AC 96.7 FLASH FM; 1499 km = 931 mi, northern side of U.P.
1639, 97.3, YL conversation about the arts. There are a few if we are still in Michigan, but none with a format implying that
1640, 97.5, weak station turns out to be KMOD Tulsa. Today and during previous openings I have not been hearing our closer 97.5, KPAK Alva, 50 kW at 150 m, “The Quake“, which I should be unless it`s OFF (we have been quaking around Enid lately)
1641, 97.3, now country music, but no such format in MI either
1644, 93.1, CCI to KS, phone 344-3517, ArizonaLottery.com atop, “Z-93, Outlaw Country“, “Today in Yuma“ with phone lines, but only hear two YLs in studio chatting about water safety; still past 1653:
KLJZ 93.1 YUMA AZ 100.0 kW, [only!:] 25.0 m HAAT, 32-39-06 114-39-04 HOT AC Z-93 TODAY’S BEST MUSIC; 1584 km = 984 stmi
In again at 1720, with “Z-93 latest Yuma news“, phone
1652, 92.1, CCI to weak Okies, PSA in Spanish, a la mejicana. Perhaps this since I definitely have Ensenada a few minutes later on 92.9:
XHHC-FM 92.1 ENSENADA BC MEX 6.0 kW, -131.79 m, 31-53-27 116-34-46 Spanish GRUPERA LA LUPE
However, a “height above“ average terrain of minus 132 meters is not promising, unless it`s a clear shot to the east. No SS in southernCalifornia or Nevada, but there is one such AZ station:
KCMT 92.1 GREEN VALLEY AZ 50.0 kW, 150.0 m, 32-00-11 110-47-49 Spanish REGIONAL MEXICAN LA CALIENTE 92.1 Y 95.7; 1307 km = 812 mi, between Tucson & Nogales, quite a bit closer than PTA
1658, 91.5, “KSNS, Medicine Lodge-Pratt-Alva, New Song 91.5“ so it`s including OK from site in KS, impinging on 91.7 KOSU coverage to the N and W of Enid; but KOSU adds IBOC noise, usually unnoticed.
KSNS 91.5 MEDICINE LODGE KS 0.0 kWH 96.0 kWV. 141.0 m, 37-14-02 98-39-55 A4EC KSNS CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN KEEP SINGING NEW SONGS”
Note it`s vertically polarized only; wish it were horizontal only to lessen caradio QRM.
1700, 92.9, Spanish briefly overcomes Okies, luckily during ToH full legal ID which normally includes street address; I can`t copy much of it, but definitely “Ensenada, Baja California“, so it is:
XHFZO-FM 92.9 ENSENADA BC MEX 15.0 kW, 392.0 m,31-44-30 116-43-35 Spanish FFFF AMOR MIO 92.9FM SEMPRE CONTIGO, ROMANTICA 92.9 FM 1806 km = 1122 mi
1701, 92.1, ad for Midwest Machinery, 1702 “Little Falls Radio“, news about Pierce School District; plans for August 11 primary vs COVID, Morrison Country, fade-out. All this including M.M. operative in Little Falls among other MN towns makes it:
WYRQ-FM 92.1 LITTLE FALLS MN 6.0 kW, 91.0 m, 45-56-58 94-17-46 COUNTRY Q 92; L.F. is between St. Cloud and Brainerd in central MN. 1117 km = 694 mi. The Es patch from UP MI must have blown westward
1710, 92.3, Spanish music CCI to KS briefly; 1717 another fade-in, “es jueves“, how do you say “duh!“ in Spanish? More helpful would have been city or call, and we already know the frequency too. If we are still in BCN, could well be this one:
XHMMF-FM 92.3 MEXICALI BC MEX 21.9 kW, 48.08 m, 32-38-18 115-38-17 Spanish SPANISH HITS BALADAS LA BESTIA GRUPERA; 1637 km = 1017 mi
In AZ there is a negligible 92.3 SS translator in Parker, 1509 km = 937 mi, N of Yuma; none in NV; and in all of Alta California, only 92.3 SS is a translator in Delano.
1728, 97.3, “97.3 in Shawnee & Prague [with a long A]“ among multi-station/city IDs. So it has to be KKNG-FM 97.3 BLANCHARD OK USA 1.0 kW, 244.0 m, 35-10-38 97-36-10 Visit us at WWW.OKCR.ORG, RELIGIOUS TEACHING
Trouble is, Blanchard is on the other side of Norman and the two towns attached to 97.3 allegedly have their own local frequencies, per Oklahoma Catholic Radio,
Find Your Local Station, i.a.
Oklahoma City: KKNG 97.3 FM
Prague: KIOP 88.3 FM
Shawnee: KOGD 107.1 FM
With only 1 kW ERP, KKNG fringe contour barely reaches Shawnee: https://radio-locator.com/cgi-bin/pat?call=KKNG&service=FM But then I just DXed it much further away, hardly enough for easy listening. BTW, KKNG was previously the call of 92.5 in OKC, EZL music as “King FM“ long before KOMA overtook it.
Sporadic-E DX sessions also allow me to encounter otherwise unheard OK stations. The DX seems to be dying out, so I QRT at 1730 UT. Besides, there`s lunch and then produxion of the next WORLD OF RADIO, 2040 for the rest of the afternoon. Sporadic chex of the Es map show MUF steadily decreasing (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, WOR)
UNIDENTIFIED. 13570, June 25 at 1400, S5-S9 open carrier past 1401+. Scheduled here earlier is CRI via Xian; later from 1600, RFA via Saipan.
14550, June 25 at 1406, another open carrier, S3-S4. Nothing sked here; the closest SOH/CNR1 jamming in Aoki/NDXC being 14560 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
This report dispatched at 0418 UT June 26