Hard-Core-DX.com: WBCQ "stressed"

WBCQ "stressed"

Monday, May 20 2019

USA Checked the new 500 kW TX and antenna equipment of
WBCQ Monticello test txion from Maine border
next to New Brunswik Canada border line.

Today on May 20 at 12.10 to 12.20 UT.

3264.880 kHz Much tiny S=4 or -98dBm signal like exciter level,
noted in Massachusetts SDR unit.

5130 kHz NIL, nothing on air.

7490even kHz probably the new 135 / 500 kW Continental unit on air,
S=9+20dB in Detroit Michigan,
and S=8 in Massachusetts SDR unit skip zone.
Two men talk program.

9330.165 kHz S=9+25dB signal in Detroit Michigan at 12.20 UT,
TOM BW program, when compared with nearby WRMI 9395 kHz,
the BS/WBCQ program was 8 seconds faster ahead.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 20)

----- Original Message -----
From: "Kai Ludwig" Sent: Sunday, May 19, 2019 10:07 AM

Subject: Re: [WOR] WBCQ "stressed"

I did not listen to Allan and Angela Weiner Worldwide last night. Are
there difficulties at WBCQ? This tweet today seems dour ...

Now Glenn will probably ask if anyone reads what he publishes...
The related passages from his report of this broadcast:

"0004 oncomes Allan Weiner saying it`s been a rough day, with crazy issues,
but undetailed. Once again he`s very depressed this week and says he almost
didn`t want to do the show. It`s not clear whether this is all about the
project, or the political situation, or both. [...]

I gather that the supertransmitter has not been on since last week, as the
antenna is still not ready; delays due to heavy rain for two weeks. Funding
problems, issues over money; local contractors gouging. [...]

New transmitter is so complicated, watch out! When working, it`s great. Now
hopes to get into full-fledged operation sometime in June."

The hint at funding problems once again raises the question about this
"World's Last Chance" thing that was supposed to be the lone user of the 500
kW facility, and still pretends that it will be. Mind you, we're talking
about a seven-digit investment this time, not about some old transmitters
taken out of some scrap bin.

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