** CANADA [and non]. Replies to my July 23 USA and non FM DX report:
“`On Sun, Jul 24, 2022 at 06:57 PM, Glenn Hauser wrote: “92.9 at 0022, CCI to above MT from “Channel 4 Weather Centre“, likely referring to CFCN-TV Calgary, really RF 29 now.“
I don’t think “Channel 4 Weather Centre” has a Calgary connection. CFCN, like practically all Canadian television stations, no longer uses its call letters or channel number to identify itself, which is a real shame IMHO. Since the late ’00s, CFCN advertises itself as CTV Calgary. The news is CTV News Calgary and its weather forecasts are referred to as Skywatch Weather.
“92.1 at 0023, Calgary ads, for — Coast, mortgages; country CCI; 0025 traffic report about Deerfoot? Trail, “CJ-92, text 92-92-92; phone = Calgary (403) 249-CJ92: CJAY-FM 92.1 CALGARY AB CAN ROCK C-JAY 100.0 kW 298.5 m — 2075 km = 1289 mi“
Deerfoot Trail is correct — it’s the city’s primary north-south freeway. 73, Ricky Leong, Calgary, Alberta, Canada“`
The Channel 4 reference must then have been CCI about a US station. The 92.9s elsewhen were in MT and WA. Spokane has a virtual 4, KXLY. Searching on `Channel 4 Weather Center“ gets nowhere, and then there is KXLF in Butte, not the 92.9 city but Great Falls. Informal names for TV weather shops are too generic; and it`s even harder to match up online which radio stations have deals with which TV stations for weather info — often unrelated businesses. This is certainly the case in OKC, Tulsa.
“Hi Glenn, On 7/24/2022 6:57 PM, ‘Glenn Hauser’ via WTFDA wrote: 94.5 at 0013, country; 0016, text 548-82-88, `Today`s country, Chad? 94-5`
This one would be “Today’s country, Chat (i.e. CHAT), my local, before Great Falls took over. I experienced the same opening, mostly OK and TX stations, though also a few from KS, MO, AR, NM. It’s been a busy weekend, so haven’t finished going over everything yet. A mixture here of live listening on the truck radio, and some recording on the ELAD. 73, Nigel Pimblett, Dunmore, AB“
Tnx, Nigel and Ricky. Of course later on July 23 in a separate opening at 1801 I had a stand-alone log of CHAT 94.5 Medicine Hat (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** EUROPE. 6185.040, July 24 at 1958, pirate Free Radio Service Holland with publicized broadcast, rock, mentions YouTube, DJ in Dutch, S7/S8 into UTwente, 1959 English ID, 2000 “Dave Scott`s Radio Waves on FRS Holland“. Nominal span was 19-21 UT. ACI from 6180, German weather station. Unfortunately at 20-22 UT Sundays I like to listen to `Wind & Rhythm` band music, and `Feminine Fusion`, classical music composed and/or performed by women, on KUCO in $tereo. Two other FRSH frequencies turned out to be flexible as many others reported, 7700 and 5800 up or down to avoid QRM. More such programming planned next two Sundays, except no 6185 on July 31 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** FRANCE. 13735, July 25 at 1502, marine weather info in French, S5/S7 into Maryland with deep fades; as another “Mini-Trans-At“ yacht race is underway from France to Azores, prompting daily broadcasts via Issoudun at 1500-1530 for the racers. Per HFCC registrations effective from July 19. Expect there will be a second leg later, truly T-A, from Azores to Caribbean.
Same non-professional announcer switches to English at 1511, citing conditions as of 12 UTC at certain geo coordinates. At 1520 starts mixing French and English. It seems to me a visual display, e.g. fax would be much more usable aboardyachts, but maybe they don`t have fancy receiving equipment. Chopped off abruptly at 1530* while still speaking. Also scheduled on 5975, unchecked.
Dave Kenny reports to BDXC-UK: “This transmission is listed in HFCC from 19 July until 16 August: http://hfcc.org/data/schedbybrc.php?seas=A22&broadc=TDF
HFCC also lists a schedule of “Sailor DRM tests” taking place until 30 September:
0000-0100 on 6040 1 Aug-30 Sep
0600-0700 on 6115 9740 19 Jul-30 Sep
1200-1300 on 13730 15535 19 Jul-30 Sep
1800-1900 on 7305 11915 15535 19 Jul-30 Sep
The official web site for the race is at http://lessables-lesacores650.com
73s Dave Kenny“ (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** UKRAINE [non]. 7730, July 25 at 0501-0507, UR1 via WRMI, good into Maryland SDR, `Ukraine: Security Issue` for July 24 = Day 151 of Putin`s war: 280 Russian troops “liquidated“ in past 24 hours; and much more war news (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2148 monitoring: confirmed Sunday July 24 after 2000 on IRRS SW via AM Italia, 1323 only, S9/+10 with fast SAH, ACI into nearby Noale SDR.
Also confirmed Sunday July 24 at 2230 on WRMI 5950, S9+8/12 into Georgia SDR: still running tho not on skedgrid.
Also confirmed UT Monday July 25 at 0030 on WRMI 7780, S7/S9 into Maryland SDR with storm noise.
Also confirmed UT Monday July 25 at 0300, S9/+10 on Area 51 via WBCQ 6159.939 into PEI SDR, calibration correct with WWV 10000. Next:
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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This report despatched at 2003 UT July 25