** ANTARCTICA. 15475.98-RCUSB, this Saturday July 24 at 1446 and later chex, NO signal from LRA36 into Campo or Pardinho SDRs in Brasil. Had been repeating the Wednesday broadcast on Sat circa 14-16 UT (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** BRAZIL. 4975, July 25 at 0109, still getting JBA carrier here. On July 22, Lúcio Otávio Bobrowiec in Brasil reported:
“Hi all, Listening “A Voz do Brasil” programme on 4975 kHz at 2228. Second day it happens. 73 Lucio Brasil“ — to which I replied:
“WRTH of 2005 had three ZYs on 4975; one of these?
R. Timbira do Maranhão, Sao Luís, 5 kW ZYF813 at 08-03
R. Mundial, São Paulo, 1 kW ZYG865, 24h
R. Iguatemi, Osasco SP, 1 kW ZYG685 but *inactive — Glenn“
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** CANADA [and non]. The third distinct sporadic E FM DX opening this Saturday, axually now UT Sunday July 25, after earlier ones from MEXICO and Wisconsin+, USA, q.v. also for setup; times always UT.
96.5 at 0021 UT Sunday July 25, “On Country 106 and 96-5 CKFM“, event promo and fadeout. This is it: CKLJ-FM 96.5 OLDS AB CAN COUNTRY 96.5 CK-FM 35.0 35.0 124.0 0.0 51-45-30 114-05-39 — 2137 km = 1328 mi
But what about the “106“ which was not heard but referred to as a co-station? WTFDA DB shows no relation, but further research finds this one jointly owned by CAB-K Broadcasting: CKVG-FM 106.5 VEGREVILLE AB CAN COUNTRY COUNTRY 106.5 13.0 13.0 107.8 107.8 53-28-26 111-50-39
Vegreville is east of Edmonton; Olds is between Calgary and Red Deer. They are 234 km = 145 miles apart.
94.1 at 0022, rock music; 0038 rock and CCI; 0040 ad or promo about homefield.ca for targeted advertising; “The Eagle 94-1“. Only Eagle hit in USA, Canada or anywhere in WTFDA DB is: CIMG-FM 94.1 SWIFT CURRENT SK CAN CLASSIC HITS EAGLE 94 100.0 43.0 140.4 140.4 50-16-00 107-54-08 C7CE — 1737 km = 1079 mi
93.7 at 0023, C&W CCI to KSPI Stillwater with OK weather
101.7 at 0029, jazz steady with only a bit of fading. Hard to believe my semi-local 50 kW KREJ Medicine Lodge KS would be doing that as a gospel huxter, or as WTFDA politely puts it, “religious teaching“. 0032 segué to more jazz, altho sounds a bit like an hymn. After some CCI about Seattle, 0048 only jazz. Could it be CBCRadio 2? Generic network sked shows starting at 8 pm local is: Saturday Night Jazz! But that would put it no further west than the EDT zone, such as: CBQ-FM 101.7 THUNDER BAY ON CAN VARIETY CBC RADIO 2 TORONTO 25.0 0.0 194.0 0.0 48-33-02 89-13-25 which fits in with the earlier opening from that area. There are no CBC or anything likely jazzy listed in AB or SK. Uh oh, then checking KREJ schedule https://www.krejksns.org/krejschedule.php we find `Gospel Jazz` Saturdays 7-10 pm CDT! Never mind Canada!
101.7 at 0043, sports talk about Seattle, NHL, CCI to KREJazz. Hockey card day, whatever that be. Interview on phone. Could be a network program anywhere, but this 99-watter is closest fit to Seattle: K269HF relay of:KBBO 1390 101.7 YAKIMA WA USA SPORTS THE FAN 0.099 0.099 0.0 0.0 46-31-59 120-30-14 — [2188 km = 1360 mi]
104.9 at 0046, CCI C&W and talk, KFC ad, UCORA.com, Powerball and: Oklahoma Lottery. UCORA.com comes from Area Code 604, which is SW BC around Vancouver. Thus a look at BC listings is called for: CKKS-FM-2 CKKS-FM 88.1 104.9 VANCOUVER BC CAN HOT AC KISS RADIO 0.0 31.0 672.0 0.0 49-21-26 122-57-13 — [2489 km = 1547 mi] And AB, but nothing certain about these: CFMG-FM 104.9 EDMONTON AB CAN CONTEMPORARY HIT RADIO 104.9 VIRGIN RADIO 100.0 100.0 200.5 200.5 53-27-47 113-20-07 [2257 km = 1403 mi] CFHI-FM 104.9 HINTON AB CAN CLASSIC HITS BOOM 104.9 1.1 0.48 345.4 345.4 53-24-35 117-47-20 — [2430 km = 1510 mi]
I stop there and move to SW to check for Saturday night pirates; see NORTH AMERICA (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, WOR)
** CHINA. CNR1 jammer check July 25 at 1357: Chinese on 13530, weaker 13160, 13020; 12880 JBA carrier; 12500 S9 music and talk until timesignal to 1400* (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** CONGO. 6115, Sunday July 25 at 0613, JBA carrier presumed R. Congo. I was with BFO listening for it to cut on before 0600, but nothing by when I quit until recheck.
Oh2, here`s something else on 6115 per “Manuel Méndez, Lugo, Spain, Log in Friol: GERMANY, 6115, Radio Mi Amigo, Kall Krekel, on air today 25-07 earlier than 0420 UT, when the signing on usual time of thisstation is 0700. Pop songs, ID “Radio MI Amigo”, “Mi Amigo”. 34433. Good chance to hear it in America right now. Here, in the North West of Spain at 0445 improving signal, SINPO 45444. Very nice music“. However, Harold Frodge in MI and Walt Salmaniw, BC were not hearing a bit of it (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** CUBA. 6100, July 24 at 0636, RHC English on humbuzzy transmitter back here instead of 6060 which is off along with 6000, while 6165 is on and nominal. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** CUBA. 13700, July 24 at 1259, RHC frequency announcement far out of date, claiming to be on 9650, etc. At least no spurs today on 13 MHz. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** CUBA. 6100, July 25 at 0605, RHC in wrong language, news in Spanish instead of English; only 6165 in English; 6000 & 5040 off; 6060 JBA carrier, what else if not Cuba? Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** KUWAIT. 15514.706 & 15530: July 24 at 0510, Paul Walker in AK reported R. Kuwait on 15515 in English instead of Arabic. I check at 0519, RK in Arabic, but that`s just Qur`an, then English version and soon song in English. Tuned via UTwente, it`s 15514.706 and very distorted S9. Much clearer English but somewhat distorted still, on 15530 S9+25, which is also splattering between 15500 and 15560. But 15514.706 would be a separate transmitter and not a spur of 15530. 0530 ID as 963 MW, 96.3 FM, 11970 [sic, only!] for S&SE Asia, then show “The Noble Women of Islam“ with plenty of PBUH`s. Allah`ll get `em unless they add that every time Mohamed be mentioned. Are any other mere mortals eligible for such kind wishes?
This is part of a long series about Islam, with music bits, until 0544 back to pop/rock music. A song in English starts at 0558 and keeps going across ToH until 0602 anti-fire PSA, be careful with kitchen appliances; more music until abrupt cut at 0606 to join news in progress! about Cyprus, 6.7 earthquake near Luzon, etc. Weather: today`s high 49! And it`s now 41 (= F 120 and 106 degrees). 0611 back to Western pop/rock music; 0619 “greatest hits of all time station“, so plugged into a US syndicator? COVID-19 PSA much like heard on Voice of Turkey; 0610 “Can`t Take My Eyes Off of You“ song, more music until 0628 tune-out from UTwente. As expected, checked direct at 0632, no trace of either signal into OK (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** MEXICO [and non]. Spurred by a ~98 MHz sporadic E MUF patch circa halfway between OK and Yucatán, I starting FM DXing from the car in garage July 24 at 1727, times always UT: tuning upward, nothing unusual until 95.3, Some Spanish music CCI to KOKC OKC translator. Also at 1732 with a .mx website. Also at 1747 Mexmx and hyper DJ; 1758 Spanish music CCI but gone by 1800. Too many possibilities without something more definite, but if it be Yucatán or Quintana Roo, there are: XHMH-FM AM 970 95.3 MÉRIDA YUC MEX Spanish REGIONAL MEXICAN CANDELA FM 25.0 25.0 107.0 107.0 20-57-58 89-37-27 — [1893 km = 1176 mi] or XHROO-FM 95.3 CHETUMAL QROO MEX Spanish Top 40 – SPANISH/ENGLISH KISS FM 9.24 9.24 106.0 106.0 18-31-19 88-17-19 — [2200 km = 1367 mi] But then I have a definite Q.R. on 97.5 below, so XHROO more likely
97.3 at 1728, Mexican political PSA with rapid disclaimer tag; mentions “NCN“ or something similar which does not lead to any ID. At 1733, timecheck for 12:33 so is on UT -5 = CDT = HCM de verano, i.e. most of México. Or it could be Quintana Roo, which stays on UT -5 = EST yearound. Adstring and I think an ID in passing but faded. 1734 another TC, for 12:34, ads; 1738 CCI from another Mexican with music.
93.7 at 1736, Spanish with a caller overrides KSPI Stillwater OK; 1750 Mexmx CCI. Too many possibilities.
93.1 at 1737, Mexmx CCI to Kansas; and 1751 Spanish inviting contacts from either side of the border; so on the border? Maybe: XHAAA-FM 93.1 REYNOSA TAMPS MEX Spanish REGIONAL MEXICAN LA CALIENTE 50.0 50.0 159.0 159.0 26-04-38 98-17-15 9301 – ‘WXPX’ XHAAA – LA Caliente XHAAA – LA Caliente – Song/Artist [1147 km = 712 mi]
94.1 at 1741, Mexmx, “control remoto“, “La Caliente 94.1“. CCI from other Spanish music. This is the only Caliente, and none spelt Kaliente; BTW no $tereo heard and no icon, so maybe really mono since it`s relaying an AM station. [Which raises the question, in USA, is it kosher for an FM translator of a mono AM station to be $tereo?]: XET-FM relay of:AM 1450 94.1 MONTERREY NL MEX Spanish GRUPERA LA CALIENTE 25.0 25.0 -51.0 -51.0 25-39-25 100-17-58 9410 – ‘WYAI’ XET-FM XET-FM LA CALIENTE — 1071 km – 666 mi
97.5 at 1745, Spanish, “Máxima FM“, 1736 “Número Uno, Máxima FM“. Searching the WTFDA FMDB on maxima: no hits without the accent even tho accents do not appear on the slogan search field; and lower case is autoconverted to upper. But this is it: XHCAN-FM 97.5 CANCÚN QROO MEX HD Spanish CONTEMPORARY HIT RADIO MÁXIMA 3.0 3.0 109.0 109.0 21-09-47 86-51-02 3080 – ‘KMIA’ MAXIMA — 2002 km = 1244 mi
At 1800 I suspend as lunch awaits and also need to check web for WOR on IRRS. Resume at 1828, not much DX left but:
92.1 at 1830, Spanish CCI to KRMP OKC translator.
93.7 at 1832, again Spanish CCI to KSPI Stillwater.
At 1842 I try changing from the car with vertical antenna only to south-facing porch, 96+ in the shade, with DX-398, with manipulable whip, but no DX:
95.3 at 1848, English rock CCI to KOKC translator: then Wichita Falls ad, so I now know what else might show on groundwave? There are no TX stations very close to WF, but KMGZ Lawton is the only other 95.3 OKie, only 14/14 kW. In TV terms, Lawton-Wichita Falls are a single bi-state market (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** NORTH AMERICA. 6950-USB, July 25 at 0057, S9 reggae music, bet it`s Wolverine Radio: yes, 2-word ID right at ToH 0100. Many more logs here with extensive playlists and SSTV images: https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,84312.0.html including at “0056 UTC “Waiting In Vain”-Bob Marley & The Wailers“. Keyword theme this time is songs with “In“ in the title!
6935-AM, July 25 at 0058, weak S6 music, 0102 unreadable announcement maybe including “form“, more music. Many logs here as Black Star Radio: https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,84317.0.html
6974.9-AM, July 25 at 0059, JBA music presumed Nowhere Radio which seems to be on almost every night; more unID logs until finally someone got the ID: https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,84313.0.html Also JBA carrier on 6970, maybe Fox “news“ relay as before.
6954.98-USB, July 25 at 0103, S9 distorted music, just came on, not before 0100; 0106-0106.5 pause which would have been just right for a full ID, but silence until blues music resume. Some “6955“ logs including very fuzzy SSTV images with ID as Outhouse Radio: https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,84318.0.html (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** OKLAHOMA. 515-MCW kHz, July 25 at 0614, 25-watt NDB in Ponca City, PN, is back on. Was AWOL July 23, 24 (Glenn Hauser, Enid, WOR)
** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2096 monitoring: NOT confirmed Sat July 24 at 1300 on WRMI 15770: JBA but instead it`s `Wavescan`! Skedgrid has also been changed to show that. `SW Radiogram` still follows at 1330. System D “effective March 14“ tho WOR was still at 1300 as of last Saturday. It had started, with some gaps, October 19, 2019. WOR also deleted from skedgrid since July 20: Tuesday 1330 on 15770.
WOR 2097 confirmed at 1600 Sat July 24 on WRN webcast to N America.
Also confirmed Sat July 24 at 1804 the 1800 on IRRS 7290, S9+15/20 into UTwente; also on AM Italia, 918 kHz, Villa Estense, good S9+22.
Also confirmed Sat July 24 starting at 1925 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, VG S9+9 via KB0FX remote.
Also confirmed Sat July 24 at 2000 on WRMI 15770, fair S9.
Also confirmed UT Sun July 25 at 0338 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM via KB0FX remote, about 10 minutes into, so started circa 0328. Next:
2200vUT Sunday WBCQ 6160v Area 51 to WSW
2230 UT Sunday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
0030 UT Monday WRMI 7730 to WNW
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE, 5800 to SSE
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S
Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts: http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
Our non-commercial broadcasts and website depend on voluntary support: thanks this week to Michael Newland, Morgantown KY, for a contribution via PayPal, not necessarily in US funds, to woradio at yahoo.com — and comments: “Thank you Glenn for your contributions to this great hobby. I’ve listened to you since the old SWL Digest on RCI“
One may also contribute by MO or check in US funds on a US bank to: Glenn Hauser, Box 1684, Enid OK 73702 USA (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** U S A [and non]. Some more high MUFs above the FM band get me back into the baking car for sporadic E DX, July 24 at 2205 UT, after setting up the box fan in the back seat to at least keep the hot air moving. The Es patches are generally too close but with that much activity, some is likely to bleed into here. And indeed a lot of `open` channels have CCI from more than one DX station.
See also CANADA [and non], MEXICO [and non], for separate Es openings in this report for UT July 25-24. As always, all these logs are only on my own Nissan caradio receiver and vertical antenna, in real time with no recordings, no SDR, but lots of research afterwards, prime reference WTFDA FM Database; distances approx. city-to-city, not site-to-site, from distancefromto.net Times and dates ALWAYS UT only
93.7 at 2205, gospel huxter in English overriding KSPI Stillwater.
95.3 at 2209, rock music CCI to KOKC translator.
95.5 at 2210, overcoming ACI from 95.7 local, promo for WISU? car ad for Wittenberg which is in NE Wisconsin; “track forecast“ on WISC? Temps in the 80s, with beeps, on to rap/rock. This must be it: WIFC 95.5 WAUSAU WI USA HD CONTEMPORARY HIT RADIO #1 MUSIC HIT STATION 98.6 98.6 329.0 329.0 44-55-14 89-41-28 6A4C Title & Artist on WIFC Top 40 — 1178 km = 732 mi
96.5 at 2213, country/rock, 2216 “Mix 96“. So is Tulsa but this 96.5 is too strong and soon fades out. Of six others in USA and one Canadian Mix 96, this is the Wisconsin one: WNWX 96.5 RHINELANDER WI USA HOT AC MIX 96 6.6 6.6 191.0 191.0 45-40-03 89-12-29 — 1248 km = 775 mi
96.7 at 2216, “96 dot 7“ promos; ad for jewelers maybe CCI; tough next to local 96.9. Now which one says “dot“?? WTFDA does not know, but this one is in PTA and maybe dot goes with hot? WHTQ 96.7 WHITING WI USA CONTEMPORARY HIT RADIO HOT 96.7 26.5 26.5 207.0 207.0 44-38-39 89-51-12 6922 HOT 96-7 HOT967FM.COM WAUSAU’S NEW HOT 96-7 Top 40 — [1141 km = 709 mi]
97.3 at 2218, “— Country 97-3, WHDG“, ads: WHDG 97.3 RHINELANDER WI USA COUNTRY HODAG COUNTRY 100.0 100.0 168.0 168.0 45-22-50 89-11-22 6778 HODAG COUNTRY 97.3 WHDG HODAG COUNTRY 97.3 WHDG Country — 1248 km = 775 mi
¿¿WHAT is Hodag?? “In American folklore, the hodag is a fearsome critter resembling a large bull-horned carnivore with a row of thick curved spines down its back. The hodag was said to be born from the ashes of cremated oxen, as the incarnation of the accumulation of abuse the animals had suffered at the hands of their masters. The history of the hodag is strongly tied to the City of Rhinelander where it was claimed to have been discovered. The hodag has figured prominently in early Paul Bunyan stories. — Wikipedia“
99.1 at 2219, rock with ACI, CCI. Normally nothing heard locally.
99.3 at 2219, accident repair, CCI, Ultra Federal Credit Union ads; weather: 64, 87, 65, 80s; “99.3 FM The Hawk, Your Country“: KHWK-FM 99.3 RUSHFORD MN USA COUNTRY THE HAWK 99.3 11.0 11.0 151.0 151.0 43-56-32 91-43-09 — 975 km = 606 mi in SE MN near WI border
100.3 at 2222, Pike Distributors, event in Downtown Milwaukee, Lakeshore. The trouble is, Pike Distributors applies liquor only to part of Michigan: “Pike Distributors, Inc. – Gladstone, Marquette, Newberry … https://pikedistributors.com Pike distributes beer, wine, and other beverages through a system of regulations that emphasize accountability, consumer safety, and choice. We have been a locally owned beer and wine wholesaler for three generations. Pike serves nearly 400 retailers and customers in Marquette, Luce, Alger, Schoolcraft, Chippewa, Mackinac and Delta counties“ [MICHIGAN]. Here`s the MI station in the area: WUPT 100.3 GWINN MI USA CLASSIC HITS THE POINT 100.0 100.0 156.0 156.0 46-30-52 87-28-40 8B11 100.3 THE POINT MARQUETTE’S CLASSIC HITS Adult Hits — 1405 km = 873 mi
Possibly I was getting two different 100.3s. In WI, WNCY is the full-power and not too far from Milwaukee; but there is also a 99-watt translator in Milwaukee itself: WNCY-FM 100.3 NEENAH-MENASHA WI USA COUNTRY Y-100 45.0 45.0 149.0 149.0 44-15-27 88-11-41 7748 Y100 WNCY Title & Artist Y100 WNCY Title & Artist Country [1175 km = 730 mi from Neenah] W262CJ WZTI-1290 100.3 MILWAUKEE WI USA OLDIES 100.3 AND 107.3 FONZ FM 0.099 0.099 0.0 0.0 43-05-46 87-54-15 98A2 Oldies //W297BY 107.3 — [1127 km = 700 mi]
102.3 at 2225, C&W and CCI unIDs.
94.1 at 2227, mentions Eau Claire. This one is nearby: WIAL 94.1 ELK MOUND WI USA HOT AC I-94 TODAY`S BEST VARIETY 5.2 5.2 73.0 73.0 44-49-17 91-26-49 69D3 7 (incorrect RDS setup) Adult Hits — 1076 km = 668 mi
97.3 at 2229, French Canadian, mentions Québec, CCI. Only two others are low-power in far Québec and not CBC unlike Nipigon closest to PTA, N of the hump of Lac Supérieur beyond Baie de Tonnerre: CBON-FM-19 relay of:CBON-FM 98.1 97.3 NIPIGON ON CAN French NEWS/TALK ICI RADIO-CANADA PREMIERE 2.0 2.0 258.0 0.0 48-58-18 88-18-24 — 1605 km = 998 mi
101.7 at 2232, CBC, mentions Toronto, overriding nearby KS station:
CBQ-FM 101.7 THUNDER BAY ON CAN VARIETY CBC RADIO 2 TORONTO 25.0 0.0
194.0 0.0 48-33-02 89-13-25 — 1508 km = 937 mi [see another log
under CANADA [and non]. After 13 more minutes without any DX, at 2245
I quit this session (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, WOR)
UNIDENTIFIED. 13570, July 25 at 1401, S7-S9 carrier with some flutter, possibly trace of modulation. EiBi and Aoki show nothing after China until 1300 or before RFA/MRA from 1600. But recall that 13570 was a frequency registered for WLCR via WBCQ. Now that the 500 kW is broken, which could operate only on 9330, possibly WBCQ could attain this frequency with a more flexible “classic“ transmitter? Or WLCR might activate it from some other relay (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
This report dispatched at 1948 UT July 25