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Glenn Hauser logs December 30, 2022   
Saturday, December 31 2022

** CANADA. 1610, Dec 30 at 0713 UT, only JBA signal instead of usual
sufficient CHHA Toronto; is it off? Soon fades up some Spanish music,
so maybe caught just in a fade, or QRP? No 1610.65 het now (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 6165, Dec 30 at 0728, S9+10/20 of dead air from RHC; likewise
only other still on, 11670 at S5/S9. But is the dead air in English
and/or Spanish? Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK,

** CUBA. 13680, Dec 30 at 2112, RHC in Brazuguese but suptorted with
hum; 15140 in French with hum. Somethings` always wrong at RHC (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** EGYPT. 9439.995, Dec 30 at 2203, no R. Cairo English signal into
UTwente; something`s amiss at Abis (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NIGERIA. 7254.9+, Dec 30 at 0700, VON S9+10 and managing to
modulate! in some African language: scheduled to switch from Hausa to
Fulfulde at 0700 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA [and non]. This article never mentions OETA, which claims
to cover all of Oklahoma, as on the map abottom this page:
including Idabel in McCurtain county but certainly with outdated
analog translator channel numbers like 73 there. At least on cable to
that county and 76 others??

Of course, OETA has only ONE hour a week of `Oklahoma News Report`
with a few repeats. It used to have a M-F half hour of news, which
included items from several cooperating commercial TV stations in
Tulsa, OKC, Lawton? Not any more. gh. Viz.:

``Data shows voting sagged in ‘orphan counties’ lacking news sources
By Keaton Ross Oklahoma Watch 22 hrs ago

Tucked away in the southeast corner of the state, McCurtain County
residents receive television news from Shreveport, La.

Shreveport is a slightly closer drive than Oklahoma City or Tulsa, and
its stations rarely delve into Oklahoma politics. With statewide
newspaper circulation a thing of the past, state Rep. Eddy Dempsey
said his constituents mostly rely on spotty broadband service to keep
up with developments at the state Capitol.

“The sad part is, if I lived another mile west I’d be able to get them
(Oklahoma news channels),” said Dempsey, a Republican from Valliant
whose district covers all of McCurtain County and southern LeFlore
County. “If I used my address in Oklahoma City I could maybe get those
channels. But why should I have to do that when I live in the state of

McCurtain County is an orphan county, a term coined by researchers to
describe areas that receive little to no in-state public affairs
coverage or political advertisements because of their media market

Orphan counties can be found scattered across Oklahoma. Cimarron,
Texas and Beaver counties in the Panhandle receive television news
from Amarillo, Texas. Stations in Fort Smith, Ark., serve Sequoyah and
Le Flore counties...``
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SPAIN. 9690, Fri Dec 30 after 2300, token English from REE, Justin
Coe reviewing excerpts from his interviews past year, some of which I
remember hearing before, including: performer on a tricycle; 2311
American discovering European art Alun (sp?) W. Moore; ending with the
classical singer who confronts coughers and phoners in his audience,
but concludes with light-hearted ``Short People`` by Randy Newman.
After 2330 switch to French I check the other frequencies into
Maryland SDR: 11940 & 12030 are weaker but quite sufficient; 11685 for
Africa still absent (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY [and non]. 5960.003+, Dec 30 after 2300, VOT English is VG
S9+25/35 into UTwente, soon joined by CCI from CC Chicom understation,
but way below this time; news and usual features, music breaks,
including at 2347-2350, `DYKT?` the longest [strong??] bridge is in
Tuerkiye, at border with Greece and Bulgaria, built in 1443, 1,270m,
174 arches, of limestone, travertine. Still in use today; more
dimensions, etc. Music break and 2353 s/off, and off right away by
2355*, no German. Uncovers XJPBS only S7/S9; 2300 timesig, theme,
joined by another carrier causing SAH (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. Among a number of 10m ham beacons, Dec 30 at 2100/2103 by
sporadic E, two on almost but not exactly same frequency, WI5V info:

28230+, E E E E E E E E NG7I/B:
6 Dec 2021

28230+, but slightly lower from BFO pitch, VVV VVV VVV QRA W7PFR/B:
28.2308 W7PFR C MINERAL, WASHINGTON # 1.5W, VERTICAL New 8 February 13
presumed QRT [NOT] (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 11720, Dec 30 at 2134, I remember to check for Friday`s
`Music Time in Africa` which during B-seasons only is beamed eastward
from VOA Grimesland NC, but also hefty VG signal off the back to here.
Heather Maxwell thinx its at the half-hour. Interruptions for promos,
one right away claiming the times for it are Fri 0900, Sat 0900, 1500
and 2200 on voanews.com -- no mention of this time or anything about
SW! A few minutes later they plug MTIA`s YouTube channel for
``everything``. Music is mostly Africanized Xmas carols. A
``needle-drop`` segment, apparently a music quiz for a caller-in. Off
the air after 2200 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2171 monitoring: confirmed UT
Friday December 30 at 0330, first SW airing on WRMI 7780, but a JBA
carrier direct; despite storm line from SE TX to central AR, best
remote is Maurice LA, S5/S8, better than Missouri S6/S7 with more
stormcrashes, Maryland S7 vs HNL. (BTW, 7730 still off the air).

Not checked next airing, 0830 UT Friday on WRMI 5010 and/or 5850, too
asleep; did anyone? Conflicting info about OTH Radio at 08-09 Friday
only, on 7780 or 5850? Indonesia relay is normally at 08-09 on 7780,
but this week Ron Howard heard OTH instead; so does that mean WOR was
still on 5850??

Finally some good news: WOR 2171 confirmed Friday December 30 at 1530
on WRMI 9955, S9/S4 direct. Despite skedgrid, 9955 had been turned off
after 1500 for a few weeks, but WOR continued on WRMI`s only frequency
with webcast. Today WOR to completion at 1559; 1600 a few intrusive YL
words, and switch to TOMBS. Now checking Maryland SDR, still on at
1645, but off by 1707, so can we now rely on 9955 SW at least until
1600? Once off but still tuned to 9955, Maryland is getting strange
chirping: that`s 5 kHz off high-pitched Firedrake ChiCom jamming on
9950 against RFA Saipan at 17-19.

Also confirmed Friday December 30 at 2149 the 2130 on IRRS SW via AM
Italia, Villa Estense, 1323 kHz only, VG S9+15 into nearby Noale SDR,
no QRM or fading. 2200 ``signing off`` but stays on with Feature Story
News. Next:

0130 UT Saturday WRMI 5850 to NW
0500 UT Saturday WBCQ Radio Angela 5130v to WSW
2030vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
0030 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to SW
0400vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0415; as late as 0530]
2100 UT Sunday IRRS 1323 & 918? & 207?-Italy
0030 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to SW
0400vUT Monday WBCQ Area 51 6160v to WSW
0130 UT Tuesday WRMI 9395 to NNW
0030 UT Wednesday WRMI 9395 to NNW
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v OR 5130v to WSW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S

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

Like our website, a noncommercial service for which financial support
is appreciated. Thanks this week to John Spicer for a contribution via
PayPal in US funds but not necessarily, to woradio at yahoo.com and
says: ``Thanks for keeping the hobby alive and your fine work on the
reports. Many thanks to the listeners that have contributed. Happy
Listening, John Spicer``

One may also contribute by MO or check in US funds on a US bank to:
Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 9330, Dec 30 after 0700, WBCQ-6 is off again; at 1530 check,
it`s on again. Latest twit circa 1440 UT Dec 30: ``Allan Weiner
@AllanWBCQ · 3h The New Year upon us. Angela & Allan Worldwide
tonight. 8pm Eastern. 6160/5130khz. Tune in please. The state of the
stations. The state of the nations. All discussed. Free radio. For our
listeners. For our world. A good New Year for all.`` (Glenn Hauser,

** U S A. Weird Al on Fresh Air, making the rounds for obvious
reasons. A rather in-depth recent interview is on Dec 30 Fresh Air,
available via here: Movie Interviews by Terry Gross
'Weird Al' Yankovic wants to 'bring sexy back' to the accordion
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** VANUATU. 7260, Dec 30 at 0702, JBA carrier from R. Vanuatu, still
here (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0046 UT December 31


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