Friday, November 27, 2020

Btown MW Logs 11/18-11/25/2020

(LVH-NC) Larry Van Horn (N5FPW), Brasstown, NC

SDRPlay RSPdx, W6LVP Mag Amp Loop (WSW-ENE), Airspy HF+Discovery, YouLoop with an Airspy Hi-Z amp prototype. Some more adventures from my 11/18 IQ recording and a few more. Brasstown station counts now 1079. 

660 WQXN AL, Fairhope - 11/24 1755 Local ad block, ID then back to Mike Savage Show, Looks like they did the power switch at 1758 (gone). (LVH-NC)

800 WHOS AL, Decatur - 11/18 1759 In the mess of stations that is now 800 TOH ID for WBHP Huntsville, WHOS Decatur, and at least one more stn sig in mud, "an iHeart station" then f/out to mess. New stn (LVH-NC)

820 WCPT IL, Willow Springs - 11/18 1758 End of Joan Esposito Prog talk show, prog promo Mind Over Matter Sunday @ 10 am on WCPT 820. New stn (LVH-NC)

890 WHNC NC, Henderson - 11/23 1704 GOS mx then YL w/callsign and local resident talking abt her favorite preacher, then more GOS mx. Last logged in 1996, (LVH-NC)

920 WDMC FL, Melbourne - 11/18 1756 EWTN radio programming then TOH ID. New stn (LVH-

WLIV TN, Livingston - 11/18 1756 C&W mx no TOH NBC news radio w/Brian Sharp then 
back to C&W mx agn finally at 1806 AM/FM WLIV ID with Hometown Radio slogan (LVH-NC)

930 WTAD IL, Quincy - 11/18 1759 TOH ID then FoxNews. Last hrd in 1997. (LVH-NC)

940 WCPC MS, Houston - 11/18 1756 Rel pgm - What Seith the Scriptures Bible Study preacher no program name then WCPC TOH ID AM/FM translator then into Radio Bible Study program w/David Thompson. An old fav and last logged in Memphis in 1977. (LVH-NC)

960 KGWA OK, Enid - 11/18 1802 Sean Hannity, FoxNews then a local news block. Had news Item about fire and father saving children's life, mentioned News 9 Oklahoma TV footage. New stn (LVH-NC)

1030 KCWJ MO, Blue Springs - 11/18 1756 End of Patsy Cline song then OM anncr "1030 KCWJ" more classic country. After the song local State Farm agent gave the TOH ID then the next song and signal drop (power change to 500 watts) New stn (LVH-NC)

1050 CHUM ON, Toronto -- 11/18 1800 During WROS quiet spot clearly heard and recorded CHUM-AM ID by OM anncr. I have always wanted to log this stn and been after this station since I was a young DXer in San Antonio. Finally. New Stn (LVH-NC)

WROS FL. Jacksonville - 11/18 1757 End of "Grace to You" rel pgm, Pastor George Cook of New Jerusalem House of Prayer in West Chicago, on various Christian beliefs, YL talking about powering stn down at sunset. Got quiet then CHUM-AM ID during that time then start the Radio Bible Study program.

1080 WWNL PA, Pittsburgh - 11/23 1630 F/up out of the noise to BOH WWNL-AM 1080 Pittsburg ID, just over WKJK. New stn (LVH-NC)

1070 WCSZ SC, Sans Souci - 11/25 1235 o/u WFLI w/SS programming //online stream. Weak here and is a new stn log. (LVH-NC)

1090 WBAL MD, Baltimore - 11/23/2020 1644 Local ad, YL with WBAL callsign ID and abruptly gone, unid stn w/C&W now on top. Last log 1993. (LVH-NC)

1110 KFAB NE, Omaha - 11/18 1756 OM w/weather, TC 4:57 on Nebraska's News, Weather and Traffic station - NewsRadio Eleven Ten KFAB, Fox News update Next, Local Ad Block many mentions of Omaha inc stn contest promo, stn promo KFAB time savers traffic, PSA for Radon, another traffic promo then TOH and gone (pattern change to nx protect WBT). This one is not common here due to WBT, last heard in 1993. (LVH-NC)

WSLV TN, Ardmore - 11/18 1800 Now atop 1110 after KFAB pattern change, C&W mx, Outlaw 105.1 slogan ID then said stn plays 27 great country songs in a row. f/out at 1801 to several mixing then up agn to Waylon Jennings song, several fades to end of IQ at 1807. Last hrd in 1997 (LVH-NC)

1130 KWKH LA, Shreveport - 11/18 1756 Natl ad-block including car parts stores, PSA, weather forecast, TOH ID, SportTalk on 1130 the Tiger, Again another 1993 relog. (LVH-NC)

1140 WURB FL, Orlando - 11/18 1759 WBXR TOH ID then WURB Radio then Spanish. (LVH-NC)

1160 WCVX KY, Florence - 11/18 1759 TOH ID then faded back into the mess. (LVH-NC)

1170 KFAQ OK, Tulsa - 11/18 1756 Ben Shapiro Show then TOH ID including slogan. (LVH-NC)

1200 WRTO IL, Chicago - 11/18 1758 SS talk program then TOH ID callsign English rest in Spanish. New stn (LVH-NC)

1210 WJML MI, Kingsley - 11/18 1758 Talk show then ad block that included a concealed weapon permit ad, Scallywags Restaraunt ad on State St in Traverse City, TOH ID. New stn (LVH-NC)

WMPS TN, Bartlett - 11/18 1800 Playing adult standards (Music of your life) songs. Chick-fil-a Commerical then Sunny Radio slogan callsign ID. New stn (LVH-NC)

1220 WKRS IL, Waukegan - 11/18 1800 Full TOH ID including TUDN sister stations in Spanish. New stn (LVH-NC)

WSLM IN, Salem - 11/18 1802 WSLM call sign ID then "My Country" wx forecast followed by a local ad then ABC news. New stn (LVH-NC)

1250 WLCK KY, Scottsville - 11/18 1756 SMN network w/SRN news, then local news by soft-voiced YL. Mentioned new website for Allen County, New KY "Never underestimate you" associate degree campaign, Sunset at 4:55 CST so may have been on daytime power. last logged in 1994  (LVH-NC)

1340 WKRM TM, Columbia - 11/18 Full ID at TOH for WKRM-AM/WKOM-FM 101.7 then FoxNews. New stn (LVH-NC)

1380 WHEW TN, Franklin - 11/18 1756 Tejano music then OM anncr w/Bonita 1380 slogan ID. New stn (LVH-NC)

1390 KLCN ia, Clinton - 11/18 1800 YL with full TOH ID f/out. New stn (LVH-NC)

1400 WWTM AL, Decatur - 11/18 1800 Full TOH ID by OM anncr mentioned AM/Cable/FM outlets then into ESPN sports net programming. New stn (LVH-NC)

WFTG KY, London - 11/18 1757 Kentucky news network then into local ad-block. Hrd London mentions then f/out. New stn (LVH-NC)

1440 WHDM TN, McKenzie - 11/18 1759 Oldie song. TOH ID by OM anncr, "Proudly serving the McKenzie area" WHDM" gave AM/FM freq. New stn (LVH-NC)

1460 WRVK KY, Mount Vernon - 11/18 1800 Popped up out of the noise floor with full TOH ID. New Stn (LVH-NC)

1470 WQXL SC, Columbia - 11/18 1800 Afternoon drive talk show, local ad-block, then TOH ID by OM anncr, ABC Natl news. New stn (LVH-NC)

1480 KLMS NE, Lincoln - 11/18 1758 YL with Local newscast gave call sign, news item abt body found in Kimball County NE, 1759 was loud then gone, may have switched to night pattern/power, slight f/up to YL doing news again, mentioned Kimball County but much weaker and mixing w/FoxNews broadcast. No sign of any ESPN programming per the NRCLog on this intercept. New stn (LVH-MC)

1490 WJJM TN, Lewisburg - 11/18 1759 TOH ID then Fox sports jingle and FoxSports net programming. New stn (LVH-NC)

1550 WKBA VA, Vinton - 11/18 1759 u/WIGN w/occ fade up. Preacher talking abt making each of us a disciple of Jesus // Online feed. New stn (LVH-NC)

1560 WBYS IL, Canton - 11/18 1758 Classic rock mx then ID including website address: (verified online). New stn (LVH-NC)

Thursday, November 26, 2020

Coast Guard Proposes to Discontinue HF Voice Watchkeeping

 The US Coast Guard has invited comments by January 21, 2021, on a proposal to discontinue HF voice watchkeeping. The proposal appeared on November 20 in the Federal Register. The USCG proposes to cease monitoring 4125, 6215, 8291, and 12,290 kHz, in the contiguous US and Hawaii, due to a lack of activity.

“We believe this change would have a low impact on the maritime public, as commercial satellite radios and Digital Selective Calling (DSC) marine-SSB HF radios have become more prevalent onboard vessels,” the Coast Guard said. “However, we would like your comments on how you would be affected if we terminated monitoring HF voice-only distress frequencies within the contiguous US and Hawaii, particularly if you use HF, but do not currently have a commercial satellite radio or an HF DSC-capable radio aboard your vessel.”

The Coast Guard said it would continue to monitor HF DSC distress alerting for all existing regions and voice distress and hailing from Kodiak, Alaska, and Guam. The Maritime Mobile Service Net (MMSN) on 14.300 MHz remains available to less-equipped mariners who need assistance in emergencies.


Sunday, November 22, 2020

Unid 1050 kHz and Religious Program Station List

1050 kHz 11/18 at 1756 EST: End of "Grace to You" 1/2 hour religious prgm, then Pastor George Cook of New Jerusalem House of Prayer in West Chicago, on various Christian beliefs. This was followed by a low modulation YL talking about powering stn down at sunset. During a very brief quiet period heard a CHUM-AM ID (finally got them after all these years) then heard the start of the Radio Bible Study program. My best guess is WROS-AM The Rose out of Jacksonville, but I can't completely eliminate KJBN-AM Little Rock. 

While chasing the ID of this religious station on 1050 kHz logged at 1756-1759 EST on 11/18. I found a list of stations carrying the "Grace to You" 1/2 program. I post the 2020 station list pdf to my Google Drive account, and if interested you can view and save it via this link: 

Friday, November 20, 2020

Btown AM Logs 11/18/2020

I turned the W6LVP to the WSW-ENE and had a great run of new catches on a Top of the Hour (TOH) IQ run. Twelve new stations for my Brasstown logs and various relogs including 4 oldie but goodies. Also running the Airspy HF+Discovery and snagged some logs using a new prototype Airspy Hi-Z amp for the YouLoop. Doing some testing of it for the SDR buyers guide in the new Teak Publishing Global Radio Guide coming out next month.

540 KMLB LA, Monroe - 11/18 1801 Full TOH ID including slogan News Talk 105.7 & 540 KMLB then ABC network news. First time I have heard this station since 11/20/1994 when it was KNOE. (LVH-NC)

560 KWTO MO, Springfield -  11/18 1758 In what appeared to be a local ad block with a YL anncr giving callsign only IDs between local ads then at TOH ID for 93.3 and AM 560 KWTO then f/out to the news (?). First time I have heard this station since our days when we were stationed at NAS Dallas back in early 1980s. (LVH-NC)

570 WIDS KY, Russell Springs - 11/18 1800 Hrd an ID for WIOK-FM then WIDS TOH ID for Russell Springs and Jamestown by OM anncr. Not bad for 500 watts. New #1048 (LVH-NC)

580 WILL IL, Urbana - 11/18 1756 NPR All Things Considered, guest talking about ancestor sharecroppers, then sponsors list, f/fown and mixing with WIBW for dualing TOH IDs. Then back to All Things Considered. New #1049 (LVH-NC)

580 WIBW KS, Topeka - 11/18 1759 Mixing with WILL for dualing TOH IDs. Made audio recording of Will/WIBW. New #1050 (LVH-NC)

590 CJCL ON, Toronto - 11/18 1756 Local ad block for Toronto biz. McDonald's ad mentioned Canadian eggs for their Egg McMuffin, TOH Full ID including slogan, big surprise, never hrd B4. New # 1051 (LVH-NC)

590 WCAB NC, Rutherfordton - 11/18 1800 Could hear WCAB u/CJCL during quiet period w/call sign only ID at 228 watts. (LVH-NC)

600 WREC TN, Memphis - 11/18 Ben Ferguson talk show gave local studio #535-9732 (tie up on Goggle search w/WREC) WREC ID at TOH. Last time heard here in Btown 10/14/1994. (LVH-NC)

640 WOI IA, Ames - 11/18 1800 Station ID right after WBIN Atlanta ID then NPR's All Things Considered. WCRV/WBIN/WOI battling on the frequency. Another station not heard since 1990s in New Orleans. New #1052. (LVH-NC)

690 KGGF KS, Coffeyville - 11/18 1756 Local ad then program promo by host of Openline 0830-1100 on the Mighty 690 KGGF ID, Sean Hannity Show FoxNew promo. Relog from 1/2020. (LVH-NC)

770 KAAM TX, Garland - 11/18 1756 What sounded like a religious program then instrumental music to OM w/K Double A M call sign ID. New #1054. (LVH-NC)

800 WHOS AL, Decatur - 11/18 1759 In the 800 mess TOH ID for WBHP Huntsville, WHOS Decatur, and at least one more stn sig in mud, "an iHeart station" then fade out to mess. New #1055. (LVH-NC)

1500 WLQV MI, Detroit - 11/18 1801 Promo for advertising on the station then full TOH ID for AM/FM stations - Faith Talk Detroit 92.7 & 1500. New #1043 (LVH-NC)

1520 WPAY OH, Rossford - 11/18 1802 CCR music then nice TOH Full ID for AM/FM 92.1 (not 93.1 per NRC Log). I heard that the K-Love classics network closed down on 11/2/2020 but it doesn't appear so based on their online presence. New #1044 (LVH-NC)

1610 CHHA ON, Toronto - 11/18 1801 SS music, slogan ID // Online feed, o/u CHRN. (LVH-NC)

1620 WTAW TX, College Station - 11/18 1758 Ad for a local jeweler then TOH ID // Online feed u/WNRP. First time heard since 2006. (LVH-NC)

1640 WSJP WI, Sussex - 11/18 1759 Religious program, TOH ID (full) including Relevant Radio slogan ID. New #1046 (LVH-NC)

1660 KWOD KS, Kansas City - 11/18 Local ad block including one for Preferred Asphalt and Concrete in Grandview, f/down to other ads callsign only heard then gone. New #1046 (LVH-NC)

1700 KKLF TX, Richardson - 11/18 1802 Mex Tejano music slogan ID just under dominate KBGG. New #1047 (LVH-NC)

Equipment: SDRPlay RSPdx, W6LVP Mag Amp Loop (WSW-ENE), Airspy HF+Discovery, YouLoop with an Airspy Hi-Z amp prototype.  (LVH-NC) Larry Van Horn (N5FPW), Brasstown, NC