updated June 4
** ANTARCTICA. 15475.98 RCUSB, Saturday June 4 at 1420, no signal yet into Buenos Aires SDR, but by recheck 1454, LRA36 is on with song, S2-S5; occasional 2-way QRM from local receiver overload, so I check the other three Kiwis in Argentina, four in Brasil, one in Uruguay, but none have as good a signal, if any. 1459 Hola, formal canned sign-on with multilingual IDs including English that this is in Spanish; 1500 Antártida song; 1504 YL talk. It`s really too weak to understand much. 1505 a few seconds of cacophony. 1509 conversation seems live. 1512 OTH radar? burst QRM a few seconds. 1529 interview on phone. 1537 song. 1542 contact info. 1548 phone interview. 1600 more QRM. 1604 ID with music, song; 1610 weakening, 1616 JBA, 1622 either off or faded out. There was supposed to be a repeat starting this Saturday at 1800, but no sign of it in several chex that hour. Maybe on but still faded out? BTW, I missed checking for it at all on Wednesday June 1 around 1500. Gary Pence in Dallas was also monitoring remotely today and says by 1600 it was S9 into LU4AA remote (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** BRAZIL. 9665.070V, June 4 at 0512, RVM, S4/S5 but always well-modulated, Portuguese and music, the closest it`s been to nominal 9665 in ages after varying even above 9667 lately (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** CANADA. 18127.5 USB, June 4 at 2155, VX1BB calling CQ, as a “special prefix“ from Nova Scotia. So special or new he is not found in qrz.com. Immediately makes a contact (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** OKLAHOMA. 27185, June 3 at 2221, while I`m logging 10m ham beacons, see USA, I also check CB, to find huge horrible pulsing noise centered on major CB calling frequency, hitting S9+52, surely something local jamming, also wideband, audible as far out as 27090-27270! Still/again on at 2154 June 4.
[non] On the June 3 occasion, skip was also in with pileups around 27025, 27086; and somebody on 26975 at 2224 IDing as “NC 113“ (Glenn Hauser, Enid, WOR)
** UKRAINE [non]. 7730, Sat June 4 at 0500-0508, UR1 via WRMI, English war report `Ukraine: Security Issue`, VG into Maryland remote (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2141 monitoring: confirmed UT Sat June 4 at 0130 on WRMI 9395, S9+15/25 direct.
Also confirmed UT Sat June 4 at 0400 on WBCQ R. Angela, 5130, S9/+25 with storm crashes into Missouri SDR. Fortunately, no echo like there was the previous hour during FTIOM as checked on two remotes, Missouri and Maryland.
Also confirmed Sat June 4 at 1934 on WA0RCR, 1860 AM, MO via nearby remote, S9+5 steady, ending at 1955.5, so started a bit early.
NOT confirmed Sat June 4 at 1930 on WRMI 15770: instead, VOA Spe-cial Eng-lish news and features for the half hour! Now running VOA 1900-2000 except Sunday, Jeff White tells me.
Confirmed UT Sunday June 5 at 0030 on WRMI 7780, fair but lots of storm noise into Maryland SDR. Next:
0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315; as late as 0430]
1324vUT Sunday WMRI Europe via Ch 292 Germany 9670
2000 UT Sunday IRRS 1323 & 918? & 207?-Italy
2230 UT Sunday WRMI 5950 to NNW [to be canceled? still May 29] 0030 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to SW
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 6160v Area 51 to WSW
0030 UT Tuesday WRMI 9395 to NNW; 9455 to WNW
2230 UT Tuesday WRMI 9955 to SSE [jammed by Cuba] 2330 UT Tuesday WRMI 9395 to NNW
1000 UT Wednesday Unique R, Australia 5035-USB or 3210-USB
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0030 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW; 9455 to WNW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S; 9395 to NNW
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** U S A. Finally my first sporadic E FM DX of the season: DXMAPS indicates some high MUFs, so June 3 at 1517 UT, I start bandscanning: on the south-facing porch only a metre above ground level to minimize local and fringe signals which are always in the way and somewhat tropo-boosted in the morning; and on the battery-powered DX-398 with telescopic antenna only, which I can swiftly manipulate vs QRM or to take advantage of polarizations; PL-880 as backup but not needed: its tuning is haywire, requiring locking down any frequency tuned lest it wander around, and certainly no bandscanning with it. Meanwhile a cat quizically wonders what`s going on upon his favorite table perch. Primary reference in the aftermath is the excellent WTFDA FM Database. Distances are approx., city-to-city from distancefromto.net, not exactly transmitter to receiver coördinates. Note: I do not count stations, states or anything, and am not in competition. Many logs are circumstantial after considerable research. I am open to any correxions or assistance in IDs. Also, the fun for me in this is the detail and research, despite it taking a lot more of my time than the original DXing! My eyes glaze over to DX logs condensed to one line as some editors insist upon.
88.7, first channel checked, since already tuned as I also use it for internal RF feeding, at 1517, break in `1-A` show, 1518 mentions Troy Public Radio, so it is: WRWA, Dothan AL, Troy University Public Radio, 50 kW h&v u.o.s., 143 m HAAT. 1287 km = 800 mi
88.7, at 1523, brief CCI to above and/or Ponca City, ID as “Z-88.3“. Yes, NOT 88.7. This fits exactly: WMYZ, relay of: WPOZ 88.3, The Villages FL, “Z-88“, 35 kW/82 m. That previously unheard-of city of 51K as of 2010y is just south of Ocala. 1702 km = 1058 mi
91.9, at 1525 & 1528, Moody Radio promos vs KS? CCI. Only fit in PTA is: WMBV, Dixons Mills AL, 62 kW/187 m. DM is a tiny town of 290 as of 2010y in west central Alabama; that`s 4.68 people per kW ERP. 1045 km = 649 mi
96.5, at 1530, toe fungus and Tracfone ads, 1531 “Z 96.5“. Only hit is beyond probable target area: WAZY-FM, Lafayette IN, CHR, 50 kW/152 m. UNLESS search on Z96 without a space or hyphen, ergo: WZNS, Fort Walton Beach FL, CHR, 100 kW/140 m. Again at 1607, see below. 1238 km = 769 mi
96.5, at 1531, CCI to above, Spanish music. Lots of LP and a few full power possible in US, but very likely WOEX Orlando FL, 99 kW/454 m. 1774 km = 1102 mi
99.5, at 1533, “Big Country 99-5“: altho there is a little WV by this slogan, rather it`s: KXBL, Henryetta OK, 100 kW/299m, rimshotter to Tulsa market. I leave these non-DX in for informational purposes. 201 km = 125 mi
104.3, at 1534, promo for something – “— Country“ — too many possibilities, but not OK or KS
90.1, at 1535, NPRish talkshow, not OK or KS
90.7, at 1536, ballad. This is one of few `open` channels here in non-comm band, but always with ACI from both sides
93.3, at 1538, ad for Bartow Ford, rock: Bartow is 17K town east of Tampa, but it caters to the Tampa market where there is: WFLZ-FM, 97 kW/472 m. 1725 km = 1072 mi
94.9, at 1539, classic rock, RDS tries to engage; 1541 “Tampa Bay`s best music“: WWRM, Tampa, Magic 94.9, 97.3 kW/470 m. Also at 1628, below. 1725 km = 1072 mi
92.9, at 1543, gas promo code FULL; Girl Scout Twin Mints; Southwest Florida golf —: WIKX, Charlotte Harbor, Kix Country, 100 kW/246 m. 1823 km = 1133 mi
92.9, at 1544, CCI to above mentions Ocala; 1547 “Kix Country“, weather, RaysPlumbingInc.com: WMFQ, Hot AC, 92 Q, 50 kW/145 m. 1672 km = 1039 mi
Also CCI? by YL from Weather Center; 929 Foxy? But no hits on that
94.1, at 1549, Tampa ad; 1550, “Wild 94-1“: WLLD, Lakeland FL, rhythmic CHR, 100 kW/455 m [not WILD]. 1759 km = 1093 mi
99.3, at 1553, rap; 1554 “993TheBeat.com“: WEBZ, Mexico Beach FL, classic hip-hop, 50 kW/150 m [not a 6 kw in Pine Bluff AR of same slogan]. M.B. is between Pánama City and Port St Joe. 1362 km = 847 mi
103.7, at 1556, K-LOVE, praise music, RDS with song titles: KYLK, Okemah OK, 72 kW/282 m. 178 km = 111 mi
93.3, at 1601, mention Orlando; 1603 “Coast 93-3“; 1604 “93-3 FLD“?, weather, Tampa Bay, iHeart station: this is mixture of 2 stations: WFLZ-FM, Tampa, CHR, 93.3 FLZ, 97 kW/472 m. 1725 km = 1072 mi; AND: WNCV, Shalimar FL, soft AC, Coast 93.3, 50 kW/140 m. Again at 1635, below. Shalimar is between Niceville and Ft Walton Beach on the Panhandle coast. 1238 km = 769 mi
96.5, at 1607, “Z96“, RDS is Z96_____ = +5 blank spaces; about tattoos, “#1 hit music station“: as above 1530 log: WZNS, Fort Walton Beach FL, CHR, 100 kW/140 m. 1238 km = 769 mi
96.5, at 1613, CCI to above, “Alive FM“: WBBL, Richton MS, southern gospel, 5.7 kW/175 m. Richton is just E of Hattiesburg in SE MS; rare state by Es, mostly too close. 997 km = 620 mi
94.3, at 1620, Lake City ad, CCI: WNFB, Lake City FL, AC, Mix 94.3, 50 kW/150 m. 1573 km = 977 mi
94.3, at 1622, CCI to above mentions Alabama. Of the 3 AL stations beyond low-power, most likely this near Dothan in SE corner: WIZB, Abbeville, Joy FM Network, 19.5 kW/36 m. 1280 km = 796 mi
92.9, at 1624, “SR 22 Insurance, 800-665-0129“. First thought maybe name of insurance co. on a state route – highway, but search finds that refers to an official document form effective in OK and perhaps elsewhere. But the 800 leads to MT Printing, Kitchener-Waterloo ON. Why would they be advertising? Maybe just Tulsa
92.1, at 1625 “Gulf Coast Rock Alternative“ — no WTFDA hits on any word in slogan field, but looking at all in Florida, one has that exact website among remarx!: WECQ, Destin, Rock 92.1, 19 kW/115 m. 1249 km = 776 mi
94.1, at 1627, “The Bay, Party Station, Y94-1“. No, it`s Wild 94-1, as already logged above at 1549; WLLD, Lakeland FL, 100 kW/455 m, in PS Info field: “WiLD 94.1 the Bay`s Party Station“. 1759 km = 1093 mi
94.9, at 1628, 813 AC – Tampa, Ray Reynolds loans` “Magic 94-9“: same as at 1539: WWRM, Tampa, Magic 94.9, 97.3 kW/470 m. 1725 km = 1072 mi [note: when I put a dash between numbers as spoken, it means no “point“]
93.3, at 1635, RDS: COAST933. Also mentions iHeart. Same as 1603 log above: WNCV, Shalimar FL, soft AC, Coast 93.3, 50 kW/140 m. 1238 km = 769 mi
103.5, at 1639, Macy`s ad, “Power 103.5, Number 1 Hip-Hop Station“. Merely: KVSP, Anadarko OK, rimshot to OKC: bet you didn`t know native Americans were into Macy`s or hip-hop. 150 km = 93 mi
By 1640 I`m no longer getting Es DX, from FL or anywhere, so quit, and shortly checking the DXMAP, see FL is completely out of skip zone now, moved further to N and W, i.e. MUF if any is skipping right over OK. At 1748 a quick check on caradio finds no Es either (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, WOR)
** U S A. In between sporadic E openings into the FM band, June 3 at 2205-2248 UT, I get some lower-MUF beacons on the 28 MHz ham band. As often the case, when CW beacons are audible I don`t hear any phone USB stations higher up in band, and vice versa. Listings looked up at WJ5O roster; https://www.qsl.net/wj5o/bcn.htm — where crossed zeroes in calls are really crossed letters in Scandinavia. Many of the same ones were logged June 16, 2021, q.v., some with additional qrz.com info. Makes you wonder if only a few in the huge WJ5O roster be currently active.
28250, at 2205, K0HTF/B – sends nothing but call over and over. 28.250 KØHTF C URBANDALE, IOWA # 3W, INVERTED V New QTH 19 June 17
28251.6, at 2208, JBA with a long message. Also at 2227, K#6KE? Still JBA with fades, also long 35-second pauses: easily missed when scanning. No VVV or CQ but starts immediately with call. At 2248 seems more like KE4J#. Nothing closer than this to match:
28.2515 KE5JXC C PECAN ISLAND, LOUISIANA # 5W VERTICAL new 10 Sept 15
28298, at 2211, K5TLL/B EM51gg, strong with no pauses 28.298 K5TLL C HATTIESBURG, MISS. # 25W, VERTICAL New Freq 14 Dec 08
28300, at 2214, K6FRC/B, only the call. Haven`t heard him on 13564 in quite a while. Which one applies? No exact match /B:
28.300 K6FRC/B3 TRACY, CALIFORNIA 10W, VERTICAL QRT prior to 2016
28.300 K6FRC C TRACY, CALIFORNIA # 100W, “POGO stick” VERTICAL Freq change 8 July 09
28.300 K6FRC/B2 TRACY, CALIFORNIA 10W, VERTICAL Backup transmitter for K6FRC/B
28204, at 2216, W0WF/B 28.204 WØWF * SAINT CHARLES, MISSOURI # 20W, VERTICAL (*) Daylight New 16 June 14 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** U S A [and non]. Another sporadic E FM DX session June 3, this time on stock 2004 Nissan caradio with fixed antenna, no RDS:
92.1, at 2326 UT, baseball game, but maybe not same station as central Minnesota ad at 2327 for concrete products, Brainerd. Closest one to there is: WYRQ-FM, Little Falls, country, 6 kW/91 m. 1117 km = 694 mi
93.1, at 2329, “93-1, The Border“ atop Kansan: CFOB-FM, Fort Frances ON, 21 kW/81 m. 1407 km = 874 mi. Right across from International Falls MN
93.3, at 2334, “Z 93.3, Today`s Best Country“, Brainerd mention or is that CCI? KBLB, Nisswa MN, country, B 93.3, 100 kW/170 m. Nisswa is just north of Brainerd. 1162 km = 722 mi
94.5, at 2337 hard rock f/in/out; 2344 more like praise rock, and 2345, “taking the stress away from a long day, love songs and Delilah[?], Y94“. No hits without a space or hyphen. With a space, only words ending in Y space 94, like MightY. With a hyphen, only one hit but doesn`t fit format or PTA, FWIW: WYYY, Syracuse NY, AC, 100 kW/198 m. 1993 km = 1239 mi. Maybe not really a Y?
After a break, one more caradio session, UT Sat June 4 at 0137-0207:
94.5, at 0137, C&W, YL DJ, mentions Georgia? Only full power in GA is: WBYZ, Baxley, Country, Z 94.5, 100 kW/309.1 m – but need more to ID. 1517 km = 943 mi
96.7, at 0139, C&W, got to be Es DX on locally vacant channel. At 0150, romantic rock music
94.5, at 0145, “Richmond`s Q94“ with CCI: WRVQ Richmond VA, 200/200 kW, 107 m. Look at that power! Old grandfathered station? 1817 km = 1129 mi – not the Richmond in NSW!
97.5, at 0159, C&W music, mix baseball game. Likely Es, anyway.
Nothing more to report until I quit at 0207 UT. Besides all the CCI and ACI, also frustrating are all the national ads which have no local references; even some weather reports manage to avoid anything local; and too much long music trax especially in the evenings (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** VANUATU. 11835, June 4 at 0617, RV is on 3 x 3945 again for a second night of latest reactivation, S3/S8 with country song (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
This report dispatched at 0122 UT June 5