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

Hauser
** ANTARCTICA. 15475.98 RC USB, Sat Dec 31 at 1500-1545, 1615 recheck,
NO show by LRA36 into Uruguay or best Argentine SDR, so that`s it for
2022 Cycle; managed only 20 minutes on Wed Dec 28. If they are in a
midsummer break, I would dearly like to get another hour of shuteye
these mornings (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** BRAZIL. Re 9819.106, as heard on WOR 2171 tnx to Gary Pence, from
Ben Dawson of Hatfield-Dawson Consulting Engineers: ``Glenn, Thank you
for playing the recording of the station ID by R. Nove de Julho from
its shortwave transmission. The 100 kW RNJ. medium wave on 1600 uses
an antenna feed system that we designed and that Steve Lockwood and I
implemented. The MW antenna has much higher voltages than the local
design engineer predicted, and so we designed and Harris Broadcast
fabricated antenna tuning equipment that used techniques we would
normally have employed for a much higher power facility in order to
handle the voltages. Even our Brazilian engineering colleague was
unaware that RNJ was still operating the shortwave transmitter. Ben``
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CANADA [and non]. 1610, Dec 31 at 0737, VP algo not up to CHHA
Toronto`s usual quality; off or reduced power? Frequency worth
exploring for otherness: if not Montreal or US TIS, no Anguilla but a
few probably low-powered in Perú, Argentina; or N American pirates?
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CANADA. 7850 RCUSB, Dec 31 at 0725, NO signal from CHU: must be
off, not propped out since 6754 USB bears usual good S9+10 signal from
CHR, Trenton Military. 3330 CHU is still audible but rather weak,
S7/S9. At 1610, third CHU channel, 14670 is OK, unheard on 7850. What
does System Status show?
https://nrc.canada.ca/en/chu-short-wave-station/
At 1757 UT Dec 31, all three ON, and no outages since May 30, 2022!
Don`t you believe it (Glenn Hauser, OK WOR)

** CUBA. 10080, Dec 31 at 0714, RHC Spanish again mistuned to second
harmonic of 5040 where there is only a JBA carrier. S9+10/20
overmodistorted.

5025, OTOH, Dec 31 at 0715, R. Rebelde is S9+20/30 on fundamental,
with NO harmonic on 10050; similar overmodistortion to 10080.
Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 6165, Dec 31 at 0717, RHC Spanish S9+10 but undermodulated,
// 10080; At 0719, only other is 6100, S9+20 with good modulation in
Spanish, wrong language instead of English. Something`s always wrong
at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 9710, Dec 31 at 1601* tuned in RHC ID just a few seconds
before cut off air. 13700 was already off well before 1600. What else?
By 1607, 11760 & much weaker 15140 still on as sked, but at 1608 so is
stronger S9+10 unsked 15230. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** KIRITIMATI [and non]. 846 kHz, Dec 31 at 0730, JBA carrier from R.
Kiribati. Only other 9/kHz split JBA carrier is 1017: Strongly suspect
A3Z, TONGA, already an hour+ past 0626 UT sunset at Nuku`alofa per
gaisma.com. By 1100 UT it shall be 2023 there; by 1000 UT on Xmas I
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NIGERIA. 7255-, Dec 31 at 0722, VON at S6/S9 in presumed Fulfulde,
managing to modulate again tonight, altho under- (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2171 monitoring: confirmed UT
Saturday December 31 at 0130 on WRMI 5850, S9+15/25 into Missouri
SDR.

Also confirmed UT Sat Dec 31 at 0500 on WBCQ Radio Angela, 5130, S9/+5
into Missouri SDR as it`s skipping over closer ones like NH, and
offset -21 Hz = 5129.979. But only the first minute! As dumps OFF the
air at 0501* and never resumes. Immediately I asked Uncle Bill, what
happened? ``Excellent question, going to check with Monticello. Your
whole show was loaded to the server so timer issue or human error
there`` and at 0522, ``I wouldn't expect us back tonite, skeleton crew
right now``.

Also confirmed Sat Dec 31 at 1700 on WRN webcast for North America.
Next:

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:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html

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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. (7489.9v not), Dec 31 from 0100, WBCQ webcast still running
if not the primary SW transmitter, for `AAAWWW`. At first sounds like
several other people in studio but it`s just A&A. Yes, her mike is on!
Mentions that two staff at Monticello are under the weather, CE Tom,
and Jeff. Was one of them the electrocuted? Also TimTron but not clear
what ails him. Trimulcasting? 6160 & 5130 but not 7490 which failed:
there is a backup transmitter for that frequency but no staff there
who can hook it up. A&A are still in Florida.

But did Jason get the ``backup`` frequency 3265 on the air? Yes, at
0112 the NH SDR is getting it well, S8/S9, as usual way
off-frequency+plus and constantly varying, at several further chex:
+136/144/186/169/172 Hz, etc. At 0220 I try for it direct, but no
trace of it, already off. AW also says the SuperStition does not
always run 500 kW; if 300, 250 or even 100 is sufficient for a certain
target, power is reduced. Runs on high voltage which can kill you,
4160 X 3, and hundreds of amps.

Most of A&A`s discussion is lamenting everything going digital and
computer controlled, always causing problems when something goes
wrong, and not easily fixed like analog stuff used to be; not only in
radio, but cars, etc. A few anti-government remarx, but not heavily
insulting Democrats this week.

0134 datestamp as 30 of December, YOOLF 2022. 0138 recommendation to
avoid stress for better health, longer life. 0142 reads parts of two
Radio World articles about preserving AM radio, FCC guy addressing
farmers; and Sen. Markey on that subject. 0155 email. 0159 prayer, as
always running over so joining Hal Turner late about 0201 (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5130 minus 21 Hz = 5129.979, UT Sat Dec 31 at 0330, WBCQ
Radio Angela with `Greek Music Refuge`, S7 into Missouri SDR vs storm
crashes from northern Gulf of Mexico, off coasts of LA/MS/AL, and into
the FL panhandle. So not very good reception but enjoy the music tho
cannot understand the lyrix, nor the brief announcements in English by
Zach Liangas and Anastasia (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 9330.00, Dec 31 at 0711 I can hardly believe my ears but
WBCQ-6 SuperStition with WLC Radio in English, is ON-frequency!! Not
measured, but tuning -1 kHz USB, pitch matches that of 9395 WRMI which
is never more than a few Hz off. No Cuban spy now. It`s S9+10/20 so
unlikely a substitute transmitter. But this does not last: next check
at 1557, measured 9329.809, S9+10 in English (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** VANUATU. 7260, Dec 31 at 0722, JBA carrier from R. Vanuatu, still
here (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 2026 UT December 31

UNIDENTIFIED. 15360, Dec 31 at 1609, wailing at S8/9+10 with flutter,
unseems Christian, then talk in unknown language. Nothing in Big 3
schedules at this hour; AWR via Sri Lanka to Pakistan not scheduled
until 1630. AWR also sked later on 15360 via SL or Madagascar. Some
NYE extension? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

 


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