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Glenn Hauser logs July 14-15, 2020

** 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:

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 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

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