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Glenn Hauser logs July 19-20, 2022

** ANTARCTICA. 15475.98 RCUSB, it`s a Wednesday, July 20, so time to check for LRA36 which was absent a week ago. Tuned in at 1444 via Argentine SDR, already on with song, S7/S9; shortly YL greeting for the 12th program of the 2022 series `Esperanza Audaz`, a “día muy especial“; staff names; blows a kiss to all listeners, including via the 50-station RNA network. 1450 temp is 7, winds 51 kph; sunrise at 09:57 local, sunset missed. Multiple-platform contact info. 1500 “su compañía“ ID, song. After 1500 I`m mainly attentive to Afghanistan documentary on PBS World, about the anti-Soviet Jihad years; but let it run without trying to understand much of the content. 1504, This Week in History starting with 18 July 1918 birth of Nelson Mandela. 1516 song about Esperanza; 1519 chat; 1522 contact info again; 1527 long lofi telco interview. At 1533 I see that all four RXs at this remote are on it, besides me, Gary Pence, `San Antonio` but really Dallas; and someones in Florence, Italy and Dayton, Oregon. 1550 song. 1554 greeting with reverb, seems sent by a listener. 1601 song, talk, 1613 ID, song; 1629 still chat, 1641 song, 1643 ID with staff names and off at 1644*. So I had it for exactly two hours.

Gary Pence reports at 1510: “LRA 36: Hi Glenn, I got on just before you to already hear LRA36 song in progress at 1440z, I just don’t know when they started. I wasn’t able to use KFS SE [antenna] this morning so I switched over to KPH Point Reyes omni antenna just to hear a trace.“ And at 1615: “LRA 36 stuff — Glenn, I finally got a seat at KFS SE SDR and was very underwhelmed at the lack of signal; it was just traces, nothing sustainable. Sounds like they have pretty serious power regulation issues going on there. Remember in the movie Apollo 13 where the portable cassette deck with very low batteries was tumbling in that cold capsule? That’s just how their audio sounds…“ (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** BRAZIL. 4985+, July 20 at 0640, R. Brasil Central is JBA not just JBA carrier, slightly plus and without 2-receiver matching, seems // same music and talk on 11815++ which is a bit further off-frequency, but tolerable (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CANADA [and non]. Immediately after compiling my July 18 FMDX report on July 19, DXMAPS show the MUF finally into FM band to here as it`s transitioning into UT July 20, so out to the garaged car thru the heat dropping slightly around 100. Standard provisos as introducing previous reports.

96.7 at 2359, hard rock, a couple dropouts to dead air for a few seconds; “The Rock Station, KLT“ VG but fades out by 2400. Searching 96.7 Slogan field on KLT gets no hits since DB has it as KL:T with a :colon: spurious punxuation? It is:WRGZ 96.7 ROGERS CITY MI CLASSIC ROCK KL:T THE ROCK STATION 42.0 kW 162.0 m WKLT 97.5 & WBCM 93.5 & WGRZ 96.7 Rock //WKLT 97.5 & WBCM 93.5 — I had heard 97.5 & 93.5 ones July 2. WRGZ: 1537 km = 935 mi

Now it`s UT July 20:

95.3 at 0003, hard rock overrides KOKC translator, gone before any ID

94.3 at 0005, outro NPR News, CCI KS, “Inspired“ program. Strong fade-ins. A bit of “Kix on Route 66“ song and talking about the PBS show `Great Muslim-American Road Trip`, another episode of which is coming up tonight and I am watching it as I write after 0200.

WTFDA FM DB Search funxion does not apply to all fields, just 10 major ones, not including Mode or Remarks. Otherwise one must display an entire frequency file on one page – pick 500 to be sufficient. Searching entire 94.3 USA file on NPR gets WCMV and 2 other hits: WZAI Brewster MA; and K232AM, China Lake CA translator of Nevada PR and presumably National PR. We can rule those out!

Also the MODE column where HD sometimes appears even more rarely is labeled mono (but $tereo must be understood, u.o.s.). Such is the case with WZAI.

A drawback of this DB is that there is no column/field for NETWORK! I still would like to know for sure all the NPR affils on 94.3. Of course, these days, many stations, commercial or not, are affiliated with more than one, even multiple nets. E.g. an NPR is probably, but not necessarily, also getting shows from APR and PRX.

At the main website https://www.npr.org/ there is no obvious link to a simple list of stations and frequencies! But the first thing they want to set up is *your* NPR station after which nothing else matters, driving financial support thataway.

However a broader search leads to this roster by state and city, https://legacy.npr.org/stations/pdf/nprstations.pdf but why “legacy“? Implying it is historical rather than up to date?? Aha, abottom it`s dated JUNE 2013! BTW I do not see a single translator-style call! Tho surely there be many. The 94.9 KOSU relay in Ponca City doesn`t make this list!

There I can anyway search on 94.3 and get only 2 hits: of course, non-comms 92+ are a rarity and thus should be outstanding.

Per this we have: WBTN-FM Bennington VT, and WZAI-FM Brewster MA – but no station in Leland MI! Another oddity is that every single callsign is suffixed -FM, which is not always the case. Except for the few AMs, where there should NOT ever be any -AM suffix.

How about this?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_NPR_stations
Hopefully uptodate, but admittedly incomplete:

“List of NPR stations From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia — The following is a list of full-power non-commercial educational radio stations in the United States broadcasting programming from National Public Radio (NPR), which can be sorted by their call signs, frequencies, band, city of license and state. HD Radio subchannels and low-power translators are not included. “

BTW, Wikipedia also linx to the 2013 NPR page, so I guess there is nothing more recent from NPR itself.

I do not see any way to sort by frequency, but can search the whole page on 94.3, which gets us 4:

KBYI Rexburg ID — o yeah, I DXed that one recently
WZAI Brewster MA
WCMV-FM Leland MI!
WBTN-FM Bennington VT

Anyhow, only MI is in today`s PTA: WCMV-FM 94.3 LELAND MI NEWS/CLASSICAL CMU PUBLIC RADIO 20.5 kW 233.0 m NPR — 1399 km = 869 mi

WCMV would be relaying WCMU. Own website can`t locate own program sked! But it does find this show at the time I heard it, 8 pm [EDT] Tuesday, claiming to be only PR show exclusively about religion: https://radio.wcmu.org/show/inspired I had never run across it on any other station.

93.5 at 0012, CCI with Kansas, ad for an adventure park, urbanairsudbury.com Website really leads to: https://www.urbanair.com/ontario-sudbury/ so it`s certainly: CIGM-FM 93.5 SUDBURY ON CAN CONTEMPORARY HIT RADIO HOT 93.5 100.0 kWH 43.0 kWV 150.0 m horiz only THE NEW HOT 93.5 FM Top 40 — 1794 km = 1115 mi

95.1 at 0014, French Canadian conversation overrides KS/OK stations, 0018-0020 VG peak, then fadeout; certainly this near Sudbury PTA: CBON-FM-17 relays:CBON-FM 98.1 95.1 NORTH BAY ON CAN French NEWS/TALK ICI RADIO-CANADA PREMIERE 100.0 kW 145.0 m horiz only — There are four others, all in far Québec and N-B, low power except for CBF-FM itself in Montréal. 1884 km = 1171 mi

93.9 at 0023, some rock music DX tries to overcome dead air from presumed KIMY but can`t make it. Of course I cannot manipulate antenna

93.1 at 0025, “93 K-Rock“. No hits unless you ditch the hyphen for a space; there it is again as in two previous openings this summer. This and other stations are rather lax about whether to include the number after the decimal in slogan IDs: WIMK 93.1 IRON MOUNTAIN MI ROCK 93.1 K ROCK 100.0 kW 180.0 m — 1331 km = 827 mi

96.7 at 0030, praise rock, soon CCI from another rock, both fade 0031; hard rock in & out again at 0033, as I quit.

94.5 at 0058, another quick check in toohotcar, some rock here may be skip. After that MUF falls (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. 1520 kHz, July 20 at 1704 UT, KOKC is OFF! In FMDX bandscan across 95.3 I check for // to the translator, but nothing on 1520. This may mean that refurbishing their 50 kW direxional license is finally underway. If off tonight maybe a DX opportunity; but back on at 1858 check (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. 92.3, July 20 at 1706 UT, Dan Bongino show is restarting on usual fringe signal, so now sure it`s KMZE Woodward, altho neither station nor show will confirm such a hookup. Bandscanning for Es DX but none showing in next 18 minutes (Glenn Hauser, Enid, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. 93.9, July 20 at 1705 UT, KIMY Watonga is back in business with gospel music instead of dead air (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** UKRAINE [non]. 7730, July 20 at 0502-0508, UR1 via WRMI, VG into Maryland, 2 minutes of UU before English `Ukraine: Security Issue` including at least 353 Ukrainian children killed by the Russians; strixe against Vinnitsa civilians, far from any military target; losses in Russian war equipment (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2147 monitoring: “From: Richard Lemke, St. Albert, Alberta, Canada, the desk of Richard’s listening Post, Radio JRC NRD-535 HF, Antenna: random long wires in the trees. Dear Glenn: World of Radio, monitoring and confirming the latest for #2147, shorter week family concerns and Summer laziness, WRMI:

9395, 0144, 0159 static QRN, 0159, July 16 UTC 2022 [Sat] 9395, static, 0042, 0045, 0059, 0159 [sic], July 19 UTC 2022 [Tue] 9955, static QRN, heard on FM Creek website, 2259, 9955 kHz, July 19 UTC 2022 [Tue] 9395, 2330, lost time forget, 2359, July 19 UTC 2022 [Tue] 5850, just heard start of program, 1030, July 20 UTC 2022 [Wed] Good listening, Richard, July 20, 2022“

Also confirmed into Maryland SDR, Tuesday July 19 at 2330 on WRMI 9395, S8/S9+10. Next:

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. Some Michigan FM DX logs included under CANADA [and non]

UNIDENTIFIED. 7405 approx., July 20 at 0643, rapid series of 13 beeps back and forth from slightly differing offsets. Suspect Cuban jammer transmitters playing around. I count 13, no more, no less, about 5 or 6 different times; then they stop (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 2039 UT July 20

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