** ALASKA. 18130 USB, July 30 at 2310, K7K on Kiska Island in the Aleutians, calling CQ, then making a bunch of contacts. This is a special event I had been seeking day and night on publicized phone frequencies, nominally: 3790, 7090/7240, 14260, 18130, 21260, 24955, 28485 kHz. No luck until now directedly or remotedly; on the KFS Half Moon Bay CA remote with omni antenna. QRX at 2320, heard again at 2330 with W3LAS; UT July 31 at 0000 another contact says he is going to 18116, unchecked.
July 31 is the final day for this expedition, so hurry up. Tnx to Chuck Gessner for tip on the WOR iogroup. Lots more interesting info, maps, wildlife at their website. https://www.qrz.com/db/K7K
Chuck reported: “A group of radio amateurs is currently operating, using the amateur radio callsign K7K, from the Aleutian Islands, specifically Kiska Island, Alaska from July 25th to the 31st.
It is a special event operation to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the WW2 Battle Of The Aleutians. They are operating on amateur radio frequencies in the 3.5, 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28, and 50 MHz bands. See their website for specific frequencies.
Kiska Island is part of the Aleutian Islands WWII National Monument and the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge
They are using CW, SSB, and digital FT8 modes. They will also be using the amateur radio call sign KL7RRC during the Islands On The Air contest this weekend“ (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** ANTARCTICA. 15475.98 RCUSB, Saturday July 30 started monitoring Buenos Aires area SDR circa 1445, but no LRA36 until abrupt cut-on at *1507 during song; 1509 sign-on, multilingual including English, with three different versions of name: Radio San Gabriel; Radio Arcángel San Gabriel, and finally, Radio Nacional Arcángel San Gabriel; staff list, “Nacional, La Radio Pública“; 1511 Antártida themesong, maybe should be called Base Esperanza song, also mentions Marambio. Wish we could get the complete and correct lyrix/letra, let alone title. 1514 historical items concerning something in 1905; first Catholic mass on the continent in 1946y. 1518 a song; 1523 live greetings by the YLs [live, that is on original Wednesday airing], as 13th program in the 2022 series of “Esperanza Audaz, bajo el cielo más austral“; “muy buenos días“ altho at 15Z it`s noon local time. In the second week of vacations, apparently referring to local school #38. Any of the 4-YL crew brought own kids if XYLs? Winds have hit 141 km/h. 1530 phone numbers and other contact info but chopped off air abruptly at 1531:20*, never to return. Thruout there has been lite QRM from series of rapid clix, now in the clear, two different pitches alternating, as if talking to each other. Gary Pence, Dallas, was listening via same remote and could also detect RNASG into Half Moon Bay CA (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** OKLAHOMA. 27184.47, July 30 at 2045 and still 2220 UT, the Enid CBer is beeping continuously instead of relaying one broadcast station or another (Glenn Hauser, Enid, WOR)
** OKLAHOMA [and non]. 97.3, July 30 at 1755 UT on caradio, CCI including “Mother Angelica will be taking calls…“, [A neat trick since she died on March 27, 2016 — and as “more Catholic than the Pope“ must not be on track for beatfication by the current regime]; 1757 EWTN and Global Catholic Radio mentioned. Doubt it`s Es; we are in unseasonably cool and wet spell, with fringe tropo up. WTFDA FMDB gets no 97.3 hits on EWTN or Eternal! But it`s probably nearby:
KKNG-FM 97.3 BLANCHARD OK RELIGIOUS TEACHING 1.0 kW 244.0 m 35-10-38 97-36-10 2BC0 Visit us at WWW.OKCR.ORG
Not a hint that this one is Catholic until going to website: OKLAHOMA CATHOLIC RADIO, ARCHDIOCESE OF OKC including: https://okcr.org/schedule Sat noon to 1 pm: `The Church Alive`, not labeled as an EWTN program, but several others are; and admittedly an EWTN affiliate.
This raises a question about my presumed log of KNEH-LP 97.3 Hélena MT on July 23 during a big sporadic E opening with lots of other Montana stations; based on it also being Catholic.
Blanchard is beyond OKC, SW of Norman, 141 km = 88 miles.
Anyhow, the OKCR network in OK, with no info about which are real stations, which LP, or translators:
“FIND YOUR LOCAL STATION
Oklahoma City: 97.3 FM
Tulsa: 94.9 FM
Broken Arrow: 102.9 FM
Clinton: 98.3 FM
Edmond: 100.9 FM
Elk City: 100.7 FM
Lawton: 88.3 FM
Ringwood: 104.9 FM [yet to be heard in nearby Enid; off or on?] Shawnee: 107.1 FM
Woodward: 93.3 FM
West Oklahoma City: 99.3 FM
Midwest City: 97.7
CLICK HERE TO LISTEN ONLINE!“
BTW, KKNG was formerly the call on 92.5 OKC with beautiful music format “King“, to go with 95.5 Tulsa KWEN “Queen“, still called but not so branded, while 92.5 became KOMA ex-1520.
I was hearing it while driving around Enid; even before I pull into the garage KKNG is losing out by 1759 to a country station; 1803 ad with 620 area code and Dodge City mention; 1808 “Continuous Country, Q97“:
KKJQ 97.3 GARDEN CITY KS COUNTRY Q 97 FM 100.0 kW 244.0 m KKJQ THE DAWG — 317 km = 197 mi.
Later I`m back in the garaged car hoping that an Es FM DX opening east of here will spread a little further, but at 0100 UT July 31, nothing more unusual than another fringe Kansan overtaking Okie KOKC translator, ID as “KWKN, Hayes, your new home for news, talk and sports“, so isn`t the `Cowboy` branding passé?:
KWKN 95.3 WAKEENEY KS TALK/SPORTS 95.3 THE COWBOY 100.0 kW 158.0 m — 341 km = 212 miles, west of Hayes.
Well south of Hayes, KKDT Burdett on 93.5, tho only 95 kW is a regular on the fringe, just faded up from nothing to sufficient — 248 km = 154 miles (Glenn Hauser, Enid, WOR)
** UKRAINE [non]. (7730), July 30 at 0500+, missed monitoring WRMI for today`s `Ukraine: Security Issue`; so I listen later on its website, for July 29 = Day 156 of Putin`s war, including: Russian soldier torturing POW caught on video; Odesa ready to ship grain, and Istanbul ready to receive it. Lasted over 7 minutes (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2149 monitoring: confirmed UT Saturday July 30 at 0400 on WBCQ Radio Angela, 5130, S7/S9+10 with storm crashes into Maryland SDR minus 28 Hz = 5129.972. Notice that I misspelt Ourgla, Algeria site as ORUGLA – well, better than making it QURGLA as I sometimes see it.
Also confirmed Saturday July 30 at 1600 on WRN for North America webcast. Is anyone listening direct from International Vacuum?
Unable to check Sat July 30 at 1930v on WA0RCR, 1860 AM, MO, since nearby SDR is offline. Nor can I hear it on the closest others, in IL, IA, MO, KS; in the daytime. Did anyone hear it? Better luck tonight. Anyhow repeated 1930 on WRN webcast.
Confirmed UT Sunday July 31 at 0030 on WRMI 7780, S8/S9 with high storm noise level direct; at 0044, S8/9+5 and noisy into Maryland. 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 July 24] 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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** VANUATU. 11835, July 30 at 0628, RV is on at S4-S6, noisy, 3 x 3945. This becomes “routine“ and not always logged until it`s missing again, leaving us unsure when it were last heard. But such an harmonic is really never routine (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
This report despatched at 0248 UT July 31