Hard-Core-DX.com: Glenn Hauser logs August 3-4, 2019

Glenn Hauser logs August 3-4, 2019

Sunday, August 04 2019

** CHINA. CNR1 jammer survey, August 3 at 1438+:
10920, S4-S5
11460, S4-S7
12550, S1-S2
13270, JBA carrier
13870, S3
14850, S2-S3

** CHINA. CNR1 WOOB jammer survey, August 4 at 1325: 9255, 11100 and
11120 JBA carriers; 11440, 11460 audibly in Chinese. None further
found 12-15 MHz (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 12000, Aug 4 at 1323, RHC is S7 on second harmonic of 6000,
S9+10, but higher one is less noisy during `Sonido Cubano` music.
Altho I`m always interested in harmonix, as long as they don`t QRM
anything, there are still something wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX

** CUBA. 15140, Aug 4 at 1337, and again at 1437 check, RHC is
extremely suptorted here but OK tho weaker on 15230. Wiggle that
patchcord! Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX

** NETHERLANDS [non]. 9925, UT Sun August 4 at 0028, The Mighty KBC is
VG this week via Germany, S9+20, with a plug from ``A proud
supporter``, http://hfradioreview.com/ --- but could not find a link
on the KBC website; finally searched it out for exact spelling. Lots
of stuff there but ham-oriented. Heard the same announcement once or
twice more during following hour (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING

** OKLAHOMA. 88.1, Aug 4 at 1339 UT, caught the tail of a KGOU
Manager`s Minute via KWOU Woodward about some KROU upgrade. To website
for text, and while we are at it, a couple previous ones:


``New Oklahoma City Transmitter Improves Sound
By Dick Pryor • Jul 29, 2019 KGOU --- This is the Manager’s Minute.

We’re pleased to announce installation is complete on the new KROU
transmitter, located on the Spencer/Oklahoma City tower that we lease
from our friends at KFOR Television.

We did this thanks to grant funding from the Anne & Henry Zarrow
Foundation and gifts to Karen’s Legacy Fund, in honor of former KGOU
general manager Karen Holp.

People who listen to KGOU on 105.7 will notice improved audio quality
and a more reliable signal.

The old transmitter, which served us since 1992, is now a backup.

KGOU's "Worldwide Transmitter"
By Dick Pryor • Jul 14, 2019 --- This is the Manager’s Minute.

KGOU broadcasts from five full power transmitters and four
translators, but we also serve listeners through our “worldwide
transmitter”: http://www.kgou.org

On our website, you can find news stories and resources, community
events, streaming audio, weather, the program schedule and information
about our programs.

You can donate online, and also find staff bios, station history,
awards, and job opportunities.

A New Look and a New Sound • May 6, 2019 Manager's Minute
Listen 0:59 === KGOU has a new look; Morning Edition has a new sound

This is the Manager’s Minute. Consistency is one of the most important
attributes of a successful organization. As broadcasters, we know our
listeners expect us to be consistently good and reliable, but also
willing to innovate and change.

This week NPR’s Morning Edition has a new sound. It’s a fresh take on
the traditional Morning Edition theme - warm, engaging, energetic and
modern. The new theme music was inspired by the work of BJ Leiderman
and is designed to be as engaging and ear-catching as possible to
reflect Morning Edition's dynamic mix of engaging, informative and
often surprising stories about today's world.

Also, we’ve freshened KGOU’s brand image. Our previous logo served us
well for 15 years, but now KGOU has a new look that you'll be seeing
online, on social media, in our newsletters and in our business and
promotional materials.

Designed by KGOU listener J.D. Reeves, our new logo is clean, bold and
smart, with a distinctive shape and the hint of a retro feel.

We think it communicates strength, stability and creativity. And, of
course, it reminds everyone KGOU is still Your NPR Source.

Take a look online and email manager@kgou.org to let us know what our
new KGOU logo says to you. Until next time, with the Manager’s Minute,
I’m Dick Pryor.``

Well, I miss the old Morning Edition sound. As for KROU, it`s still
licensed for only 1.6 kW ERP, and impossible in Enid next to local
105.5 translator, not to mention stronger Alva on 105.7; however, we
do get KROU on caradio not too far east or south from Enid, which
remains a larger OKcity with no local public radio signal, unlike many
smaller towns with translators or satellites of KGOU or KUCO. After
expressing some interest in serving 50K Enid, when I greeted him as
new GM, he later said it was not going to happen. So we are stuck with
KOSU only at non-local strength, iffy to receive inside buildings
(Glenn Hauser, Enid, DXLD)

** U K [and non]. 12005, Aug 4 at 1757, VP signal in SW Asian
language, 1800 time pips a few sex late, and more. Aoki shows first
it`s Radio Farda at 1300-1800 via Woofferton; but then BBC in French
via ASCENSION - I did not note any site or language switch, it was so
poor (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1993 monitoring: Not confirmed Sat
August 3 before 1500 on HLR GERMANY, 9485-CUSB via UTwente SDR: as
usual, nothing except huge splash from 9490 Romania. But Alan Gale,
England reports at 1454:

``Hi Glenn, No luck hearing World of Radio on 9485 kHz here again
today, but I decided to check out a few webSDRs and see if I could
find it. Most just showed the loud signal on 9490 with the exception
of this one in Finland, I could hear you on there at 1450 UT, not
great, but definitely recognisable:

The SDRs to the south, even the ones in Germany, seem to be dominated
by the Romanian station, but thankfully this one at least picks up
something. Alan``

And at 1504: ``Hi Glenn, Thought I'd check out a few more of the
Scandinavian webSDRs; this one is run by OH5AE and has you readable, a
short mp3 is attached. Still lots of splatter, but much better. At
least we know where the signal is going to now:

WOR 1993 confirmed here Sat Aug 3 at 2100 on WRMI 9955, which was on a
few minutes earlier with IS/ID loop, but WOR joined only slightly
late, just in time to hear me say in intro ``1993``; fair.

Also confirmed UT Sun Aug 4 at 0130 on WRMI 5850, VG S9+10/20.

Also confirmed UT Sun Aug 4 at 0340 on WA0RCR, Wentzville MO, 1860-AM,
as I am quoting Bob Biermann, about 23 minutes into, so started circa
0317; good S9+10 including noise level. Next:

2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780
0130 UT Monday WRMI 9395 7780
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 6160v?
0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955
0930 UT Monday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW*
1130 UT Monday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW*
1816 UT Monday IRRS 7290
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780
0800 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW [2 editions]*
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780

*NOTE: IRRS might be missing due to transmitter shortage in Romania;
and Aussie Tim Gaynor tells us August 4:

``Unique Radio off air till further notice due to technical issues ---
Hi, Unique Radio 5045 and 3210 kHz, Gunnedah NSW, will be off air due
to several technical issues. Faults in the antenna and also a fault in
the DC power supply to the transmitter have made it necessary to go
off air for a while. These will be fixed as time permits and also will
let you know when coming back on air. WINB broadcasts as per usual and
podcasts.also continue.
Best regards, Tim Gaynor, Unique Radio, Gunnedah NSW, Australia``

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

** U S A. 7490.1v, UT Sun Aug 4 at 0023, WBCQ unreadable vs noise
level; also detectable on 6160.1v, but not on 5130.4v vs even higher
NL, so suspect Area 51 is missing unless it`s now Area 61 (Glenn

** U S A. 9395, UT Sun Aug 4 at 0008, S9+20 YL in French on WRMI,
quelle? O, it`s RFPI as now sked this hour, allegedly also on 5950,
both emitting System G. It`s rather puzzling how some European
broadcasters would rather relay via WRMI to N America in non-English,
e.g. also Italians (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. 1160, August 3 at 0612 UT, KSL Salt Lake City is
unusually weak; normally the dominant night signal, as to be expected
for a 50/50 kW U1 = non-direxional clear channel station at only ~800
miles. Now it`s bothered by SAH and some station with Mexican music.
If Unitedstatesian, besides two weak Floridians, per year-old NRC AM
Log (new one soon to be published), that could only be KCTO Cleveland
MO, 230 watts at night direxional. WRTH shows only a single possible
Mexican, 10 kW XEQIN, San Quintín BCN. IRCA Mexican Log says night
power unknown, and four other 1160s have evidently defected to FM.

Getting back to KSL, suspect it is ailing, running low power. Another
check Aug 4 at 0520 UT, music unlikely KSL, but a SAH at 168/minute =
2.8 Hz probably caused by KSL against the otherstation. KSL is
somewhat northerly; attenuated aurorally? Possibly, but similar
latitude altho closer 850 KOA Denver seems normal (Glenn Hauser, OK,

** U S A. 1190, August 3 at 0611 UT, Catholic talk is dominating with
some fades, as usual at night. KDMR Kansas City with EWTN is supposed
to be 500 watts direxional at night, but I suspect may be on 5000 watt
day power, and/or: KDMR night pattern has a notch at 205 degrees, but
we are somewhat beyond that, close to due SW = 225; FCC pattern map
shows major broad lobe centered about 260 degrees
WWJD? Keep Doting on Maria Regina! (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX

This report despatched at 1933 UT August 4
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