** ANTARCTICA. 15475.98-RCUSB, Wed July 7 at 1510 tune-in, LRA36 is underway, VP S1-S2 into Brasília #2 SDR, but much better S5-S8 into Pardinho SP, where from 1512 I camp upon someone already exactly tuned to it in McMinnville, Oregon. Tango in progress; same canned ID at every break between tunes, 1515, 1519, 1522, the “Nacional Antártida Argentina — la Radio Pública“ one. 1526 YL closing announcement credits Ministerio de Defensa, so this Base is hardly civilian; also acknowledges all the other LRAs around Argentina allegedly relaying. Do they pick it up off this SW frequency or cheat via satellite or web? Then OM s/off, and 1527-1531* Antártida song. No more mod, but back to Bsla #2 SDR off-tuned to 15475.0-USB, I can tell the reduced carrier stays on, JBA fading in and out making tone just less than 1000 Hz, and *still* on when SDR times out after 60 minutes at 1632, and I`ve had more than enough. Maybe they leave it on to keep the room warmer? Or electrical fluid is cheap? Hardly, nor maybe the Diesel to generate it. Often after “s/off“ they continue with more programming but not today (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** CHINA. CNR1 WOOB jammer survey July 7 at 1346: 13130 Chinese S2-S5; 13020 JBA; 12880 Chinese S2-S5; 12795 Chinese S3-S6; 12500 JBA carrier; 13530 JBA. I continue to be amazed that certain reporters keep claiming they are hearing Sound of Hope, blissfully ignorant of the much more likely jammers; and editors don`t correct/challenge (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** OKLAHOMA. During Es opening hour July 7 at 17-18 UT, on caradio, see USA, I have to contend with nearby spoilers fading in and out, but FWIW some log info on them:
99.5, July 7 at 1726, “Big Country 99.5“ = KXBL Henryetta.
99.3, July 7 at 1727 “radio special“ food ad; probably 3 kW KLOR-FM Ponca City.
97.5, July 7 at 1732, sex counseling ad, ziprecruiter.com/radio; 1734 about recount so AZ maybe? but sports news mentions OU [why isn`t it UO = University of Oklahoma?]; 1735 possibly different station, rather clear ID as KFOD, but nonesuch even fuzzily rhyming, nor as AM call translated to FM; must have been merely KMOD Tulsa, tho not sports format.
104.5, July 7 at 1740, song with audio cutting out. Must be KZZW Mooreland = Woodward “market“ if you can call such small towns that. No one at station paying attention? Woodward-Mooreland has a lot of FM stations for its size, due to isolation: 16 of them, 10 of which are full-power. 2010 population of Woodward was 12K; entire county was only 20K. It`s 136 km = 85 miles from the nearest metropolis, Enid with more than 4X the population; but 12 FM stations, only 4 of which are full power and one of those, 96.9 really funxions as an OKC station (Glenn Hauser, Enid, WOR)
** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 7730, July 7 at 0538 UT, WRMI with trace of JBM on S9+20/30 signal while TOMBS is blasting in on 7570, etc. (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2093 monitoring: did anyone hear the Wed 1030 on WRMI 5850? Confirmed Wed July 7 at 2100:21 on WBCQ 7490 minus 83 Hz per Maryland SDR = 7489.917, S7-S9. But NOT confirmed at same time on WRMI 7780 which is NOT on the air! Still off circa 2340; Okeechobee did not seem to be too close to the Elsa storm track.
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** U S A. 5010, July 7 at 1116, JBA here and not 5015, presume WRMI back on non-wrong frequency, as reported by Ivo 23 hours before. Still no reply from Jeff about this; usually when he does not reply to a direct inquiry it means there is something negative he would rather not discuss (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR) See also SOUTH CAROLINA [non]
** U S A. 15825, July 7 at 1351, WWCR-1 is Just Barely Modulated, or to be charitable, very undermodulated. I have no way of quantifying such judgments. Have to turn volume way up (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** U S A. Sporadic E patch MUF 94 MHz over New Mexico, so looks promising for westward DX; on caradio in garage I start at 1707 UT July 7:
87.75, July 7 at 1707, first thing tuned is Spanish! Slightly better on 87.7 than 87.9; likely a FrankenFM, which will have to drop dead on July 13 when everything has to be DTV, with a few exceptions such as remote Alaska. Two women conversing, first about TicToc; 1712 about Puerto de Veracruz, so could it be a lingering full-power analog Mexican TV channel 6? Probably not: is religious plugging a `conexión de verano con Jesús“ el 11 de julio; 1715 fading in and out. Mentions guadaluperadio.com and program is `Mujeres de Fe`. Then I`m scanning upband; by 1728, 87.7 is fading, gone by 1737 and not much more in the next semihour. Uplooked later in the WTFDA FM Database, only hitfit is:
“KSFV-LP 87.7 SAN FERNANDO VALLEY CA Spanish RELIGIOUS GUADALUPE RADIO 3.0 kW horiz. only, 0.0 meters HAAT! 34-12-46 118-03-42 A41F“ 1876 km = 1166 st mi city to city per distancefromto.net
94.1, July 7 at 1710, something in English trying to get past 94.3.
93.1, July 7 at 1717 CCI to KS in English, 1718 MontsterMedia.com of Yuma = https://www.monstermediayuma.com/ so it is no doubt:
“KLJZ 93.1 YUMA AZ HOT AC Z-93 TODAY’S BEST MUSIC 100.0 kW H&V only 25.0m HAAT 32-39-06 114-39-04 2E0F“ 1584 km = 984 statute miles. Also ads for casino, summer splash at San Luis AZ; CCI:
93.1, July 7 at 1720, “93-1 The Mountain, Valley traffic“ on Las Vegas Blvd. I bet it`s the one in NV:
“KYMT 93.1 LAS VEGAS NV HD ROCK 93.1 THE MOUNTAIN 23.5 kW H&V 1183.0 m HAAT 35-57-55 115-30-00 18CF 93-1 The Mountain World Class Rock Adult Hits“ 1545 km = 960 stmi. Site is SW of LV closer to the CA border where there are a couple of mountains higher than that.
97.3, July 7 at 1722 strong briefly, national ads getroman.com, GEICO, get a 97.3 app, 1725 sports talk about CBS, probably this:
“KWFN 97.3 SAN DIEGO CA HD SPORTS 97.3 THE FAN 50.0 kW H&V 134.0 m HAAT 32-43-13 117-04-14 4AA7 97.3 The Fan The FAN, San Diego’s Only FM Sports Station Sports“ It also has a bunch of co-channel boosters under 100 watts elsewhere in southern California. SD = 1810 km 1024 mi
99.5, July 7 at 1753, “Real Country“ slogan. No exact hits on that in WTFDA but Google search on slogan and MHz leads to KXPL Las Cruces NM whose main brand is Zia Country; but that`s a bit too close, 934 km = 580 stmi; and to KHAZ Hays KS, more likely fringe scatter signal, 304 km = 189 stmi. Some others seem Okie spoilers, q.v. (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, WOR)
This report dispatched at 2356 UT July 7