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Glenn Hauser logs July 9-10-11, 2019   
Friday, July 12 2019

** CUBA. 6100, July 10 at 0602, RHC English is S9+40 and splashing out
to plus/minus 15 kHz. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser,

** CUBA. 13740, July 11 at 0130, surprised that the BST-1 caradio
memory stops here at RHC Spanish. I think this frequency has been off
air evenings for a long time. It`s not in Aoki or EiBi, Aoki does not
even show the morning broadcast at 11-14. RHC`s own website
still shows the B-18 sked! When 13740 was for Buenos Aires at 22-05.
Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING

** CUBA. 7365 & 7335, July 11 at 0548, wall of noise jamming and
hardly a trace of Radios Martís; usually RM is way over jamming here,
but auroral conditions must be taking out Grimesland NC way up north

** CUBA. 6100, July 11 at 0550, RHC English is S9+30 but
undermodulated, and the carrier is cutting out rapidly and
irregularly. Something`s always wrong at RHC.

6165 is S9 but JBM; 6000 is S9+10 and undermodulated; 5040 is
S9+20/30, good modulation except for some hum, but cuts off early at
0553*. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING

** CUBA. 15370.0, July 11 at 2222, RHC Spanish is S9 but JBM; at least
it`s not off-frequency today! Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn

** MALI. 13640, July 11 at 2224, undermodulated weak S8-S9 talk,
presumably French as scheduled for sporadically active CRI Bamako
relay, and off at 2227* (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENNG DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1140, July 10 at 1255 UT, KRMP OKC with W&M talkshow, and
as I bandscan down, hear the same conversation a few seconds later on
1050, presumably KGTO Tulsa. Then they split for some different PSAs
and ads on 1050. Both are sloganned ``Heart & Soul`` apparently some
syndicated service, and so is the other 1050, KXCA Lawton, weaker and
further but which previously I have heard echoing against KGTO. By
1302 UT, 1140 & 1050 are // again but in music (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1989 monitoring: missed confirming
the Wed July 10 at 2100 on WRMI & WBCQ, busy and tuned in a few
seconds too late at 2129! But at least on the portable PL-880, 9955
had a sufficient signal.

Confirmed UT Thu July 11 at 0100, on WRMI 7780, VP in storm noise.

WORLD OF RADIO 1990 contents: Australia [WTFK? 5055], Bougainville,
China, Congo, Costa Rica, Cuba, Indonesia?, Korea South & North,
Kuwait, Myanmar, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, Russia, Turkey, UK, USA;
publications; long and short-term propagation outlooks.

WOR 1990 completed by 2340 UT July 11 ready for first airings Friday
July 12. The shortwave broadcasts should be:

1000 UT Friday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW
2200 UT Friday WRMI 9955
0130 UT Saturday WRMI 7780
0629vUT Saturday HLR 6190-CUSB Germany
1000 UT Saturday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW [July 20; alt. weeks]
1130 UT Saturday WRMI 9955
1430 UT Saturday HLR 9485-CUSB Germany
1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
2100 UT Saturday WRMI 9955
0130 UT Sunday WRMI 5850
0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315]
1030 UT Sunday HLR 7265-CUSB Germany
2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780
0130 UT Monday WRMI 9395 7780-new
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51
0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955
0930 UT Monday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW
1816 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780
0800 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW [2 editions]
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780
0930 UT Friday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW

[it appears we will now be running on a Friday-to-Thursday
cycle, so freshest new airings are on weekends]

(mp3 stream) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor1990.m3u
(mp3 download) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor1990.mp3

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:

** U S A. 9330.00, July 9 at 2220, WLC Radio via WBCQ-6 toward the end
of its first UT day on air continues in Arabic, rather
strange-sounding compared to what we hear from genuine Arabs –
including mentions of Western names, and, Allah-forbid, never a bit of
Qur`aning! Much weaker signal during Arabic eastward compared to
English westward. Schedule we had from HFCC showed changing to English
at 2300, but there is no transmission break before then and indeed
after the ``IS``, looping slightly over one minute, heavy on the
dramatic cellos (could someone identify where this music came from?),
one more hour in Arabic after AW`s quick legal ID in English.

By 2354 has built up to only S8-S9; off at 2355* for antenna rotation,
back on at *2358:45 now S9+20 with IS; 0000 opening English, after YL
apocalyptic intro as via ``Montichello``, the two British guys
co-hosting with informal-sounding banter; one is Dave Wright, the
other Miles something. They don`t sound like they are looney tunes.
But starting with correct nomenclature advisory for deities, etc. At
0556 recheck, no signal at all, perhaps still on but not propagating.
Super-power cannot overcome uncooperative MUFs!

9330, July 10 at 2353, good but not super signal, off-mike Arabic
speech from echoey venue, distortion fades. 2356:25 change to IS and
WBCQ ID once,, off at 2357*, 2358:30 attempts to cut back on but off
again; finally back to stay at *2400:35, JIP bigsig English already in
progress as UT July 11 starts.

By 0553 recheck, down to a JBA carrier; 1326 rerecheck, no signal
detectable vs noise level of only S2. Others have now reported that it
went off just before 0800 when Arabic should have resumed, and further
reports find it missing from 9330 all day July 11. I check UTwente SDR
at 1818 and all I hear is OTH radar clicking(?). At 1820 on my own,
still no signal. By 2303 has finally come on with Arabic, poor
S9/S9+10. Finally at *2359:30 cuts on English bigsig again.

Meanwhile, HFCC as of July 11 shows quite a different 500 kW schedule
for WBCQ, still Arabic and English only, but times jumbled, and even
some new frequencies as yet unconfirmed; it`s backdated as from 24
May, obviously imaginary:

15180 07-10 Arabic 75 degrees
11705 10-12 Arabic 75 degrees
9330 12-16 English 255 degrees
9330 16-18 English 300 degrees
9330 18-20 English 57 degrees
9330 20-07 Arabic 75 degrees
what: languages are 12 hours displaced from original schedule: bet
someone mixedup am and pm! (gh)

** U S A. 5085, July 10 at 0603, WTWW-2 poor S8-S9 with flutter in
music, so is the Pete Santilli far-right talk show gone again?

Propagation is degraded: 5830 WTWW-1 and 5935 WWCR are JBA carriers at
0604 July 10, also displaying Doppler flutter. 4840 WWCR is slightly
better, merely poor, also with Doppler; while 3215 WWCR remains OK, VG
at S9+10. Lowest band holds up when highers do not.

24 hours later, July 11 at 0553, propagation is still disturbed: Now
5085 is a JBA carrier as well as 5830 and 5935; 4840 is S9+10/20 but
not solid (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 12050, July 11 at 1330, WEWN carrier is cutting off the air
quite accurately once per second. So we hear Spanish talk only in bits
when it`s on, but JBA at S7. By 1402 has become OK (Glenn Hauser, OK,

** U S A. 1130, July 10 at 2258 UT, KLEY Wellington KS is still off
the air as it has been since at least May 3; have checked it maybe
once or twice a week since then. Its 250 watts daytime used to make it
just fine to Enid, despite direxional-north pattern. Now there is no
doubt whatsoever, since I am driving right by KLEY a few miles south
of Wellington, circa 60th street SE, on the east side of US 81. Now
all signage has been removed and no cars or indication of any
habitation. There are still two towers of different heights for its
ex-direxional day pattern; and about half a dozen big ugly dishes on
the south side of the small whitewashed building.

So I tune to 100.3 and there it is! With rock music and late 2302 UT
ID as ``KLEY 1130-AM and K262CQ 100.3 FM, Wellington``; plenty of
local ads, and 2304 UT, ``The Wave, 100.3 and 1130, from the Wheat
Capital of the World``, and some music by Prince. But, but, how can a
silent AM station have an FM translator??? Announcing 1130 does not
make it so, duh. And I`ve already explained how Enid is the Wheat
Capital, not little Wellington.

Perhaps FCC has not been notified? There is nothing at AM Query about
Facility 31895 being silent. At night it might as well be, with 0.001
kW power. Long live KWKH! (Glenn Hauser, KS, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9380+, July 11 at 1321, very poor RTTY; one peak seems
about 9380.9; maybe the same OC mystery previously on minus side of
9380 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0208 UT July 12


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