** CANADA. Congrats to Canadian International DX Club on 60th anniversary, supposed to be marked by two special event ham stations July 17, 1800-2200 UT, VE2AQP circa 14240 USB and VE6SWL circa 14265 USB — but not heard direct tuning around these circa 1920 UT; just some US stations (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** CUBA. 6060, July 17 at 0615, RHC is S9+10 with nothing but hum in English; 6100 & 6165 are both sufficient S9+20/30. 5040 is off. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** NORTH AMERICA. Attn those expecting to find all my pirate logs under this heading: see also OKLAHOMA in each report as the KOFM CB pirate relay continues on 27185v (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** OKLAHOMA. 27184.47 AM, July 16 at 2321, KOFM presumed the usual source of country music relayed by local CB pirate (Glenn Hauser, Enid, WOR)
** ROMANIA. 11800, July 16 at 2326, interview in Spanish continues past 2330. No match with RHC or Martí; what could it be? At 2335 // 9760, so the ubiquitous RRI as scheduled this hour (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** UKRAINE [non]. 7730, July 17 at 0500-0506, UR1 via WRMI, immediately into English `Ukraine: Security Issue` for July 16 = Day 143 of Putin`s horrible war (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2147 monitoring: confirmed Saturday July 16 at 1941 on WA0RCR, 1860 AM, MO, VG about 1 minute into so started circa 1940.
Not confirmed Sat July 16 at 1930 on WRMI 15770, as the gospel huxter airs successfully after a semihour? of fill music. WOR confirmed from 1930 on WRN webcast of N American service.
Confirmed UT Sunday July 17 at 0030 on WRMI 7780, S3/S4 into Georgia SDR; following 0029 Etón commercial and Allen Graham ID – is he really still in Quito?
Also confirmed UT Sunday July 17 at 0333 on WA0RCR, 1860 AM near St Louis MO, S9+10/15 into nearby SDR but with heavy storm crashes from SE MO into east central IL.
Also confirmed Sunday July 17 until 1359.8 on WMRI Europe via Channel 292, Germany, 9670, S6/S9 into NW Ireland SDR, so started almost 1331; followed by WMRI ID and clock ticking/chimes SFX. Next:
2000 UT Sunday IRRS 1323 & 918? & 207?-Italy
2230 UT Sunday WRMI 5950 to NNW [to be canceled? still July 3] 0030 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to SW
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 6160v Area 51 to WSW
0030 UT Tuesday WRMI 9395 to NNW
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
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S; 9395 to NNW
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** U S A. 9330-, July 16 at 2332 WLCR on WBCQ back on air after a few days` breakdown, S9+20/30 in English. Later I refine the measurement: 9329.928! and somewhat wavering, July 17 at 0618. This is NOT the behaviour of the 500 kW SuperStition transmitter, rather one of the old “classic“ WBCQ transmitters, habitually off-frequency minus, occasionally plus, but never exactly on-frequency.
Another measurement July 17 at 1437: 9329.856V, always in English when I check, now only S9 direct. At 1447 via Maryland remote, S9+10 and minus 143 Hz = 9329.857, calibration OK at WWV 10000.
Latest twit: “Allan Weiner @AllanWBCQ · 37m [= 1449 UT minus 37 = 1412 UT July 17] Working on the transmitters. 9330 kHz back on the air. The worlds free speech station is WBCQ. Always. Tune in tonight on 6160khz for Area61 programming. Then Radio Angela on 5130khz at 10pm eastern. Shortwaves Rules. We do it with real transmitters, real RF, in real time. Really“
AW never volunteers pertinent info such as substituting one transmitter for another. Since the WLCR antenna and the classic 245-degree antennas and transmitters are at separate locations, it might have been difficult or impossible to intermix them. WLCR language and azimuth usage has been quite flexible but per FCC A22, 9330 would be 250 kW, 180 degrees at 06-08; 250 kW, 290 degrees at 13-15 UT. If both transmitter and SS antenna are out of service, everything is probably no more than 50 kW on WSW beam (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** U S A [and non]. 1090, July 17 at 0705 UT, HUD and another USG PSA, then into praise music. Bigsig loops E/W or slightly clockwise, i.e. KAAY Little Rock. This is NOT its new night power of 80 watts! Sounds like 50 kW, and can`t be former tight night pattern either, unfavorable thisaway, but non-direxional 50 kW day pattern. FCC AMQ still shows 80 watts as a CP to go with ND 50 kW day. KAAY was no longer able to operate direxionally day or night, thus the drastic power reduxion at night; but not yet? It was granted May 6. Should not be that hard to set up an 80-watt transmitter. Nulling it, I hear Spanish, presumably still XEAU Monterrey (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
UNIDENTIFIED. 1120 kHz, July 17 at 0632 UT, KMOX oldtimeradio drama has heavy QRM from music in Spanish. Normally KMOX is one of the clearest of clear channels here. I count a SAH of about 8 Hz. Unreadable announcement/ID? at 0702, otherwise upbeat romantic song segués till I quit at 0723. Best audible on DX-398 with KMOX nulled, i.e. NW/SE but hard to get a fix on the QRM. Mexican? At the time I do not think of the Tulsa market KETU Catoosa, 10 kW DAYTIMER, also 7 kW critical hours with two different direxional patterns. It`s certainly a problem for KMOX during CH near sunset; will have to check whether 8 Hz apart then. MWoffset shows 7 Hz apart!:
1120 1119.9932 KETU (Catoosa, OK) as of 2019-01-03
1120 1120.0002 KMOX (Saint Louis, MO) [-1120.0027 range] as of 2021-11-14 IBOC within 0.1 Hz [no more IBOC]
NRC AM Log says “Diferente“ is part of slogan, and post facto think I may have heard it say that. It was pretty steady, like area groundwave as heard by itself daytimes (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
This report dispatched at 1955 UT July 17