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Glenn Hauser logs March 3, 2023   
Saturday, March 04 2023

Hauser
** KIRITIMATI. 846 kHz, March 3 at 0743 UT, JBA carrier from R.
Kiribati and no other 9/kHz splits; except possibly 1044 with JJBBA
carrier. Now just about too late for TA Eurafrica, but Spain? TP, only
a 10 kW in NZ would be dark (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA [and non]. 341 MCW kHz, March 3 at 0746 UT, can`t make out
local NDB, EI at Woodring Airport, EnId; just OIN, OberlIN KS.
Normally EI is as weak as OIN and only three dits sometimes obscured
by the longer OIN call if they do not happen to be alternating at
different periods. However, at 2108, EI is definitely on and only one
audible (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SPAIN. 12030, Friday March 3 at 2300, token English from SNR, VG
here direct off the back of the ME beam, and overally sounds
marginally better than NAm [not ``Nam``] channel 9690; weaker 11940
SAm and 11685 squeally for Af are also on. At 2306 after news, Justin
Coe presents what amounts partially to a `Radio Waves` mailbag after a
long absence, based on correspondence from only one listener, Greg[g?]
Hathaway in Ann Arbor MI. His latest email was Dec 29 about J`s
interview with ex-BBC correspondent in Spain, Frank, back on Oct 22.
Greg complains that webcast goes into buffering every 3 minutes unlike
other stations so could RNE fix that? Justin implies don`t hold your
breath but passes on the info. Then he retrieves previous mail from
long-time listener Greg as far back at 2011y who was listening then on
6055 at 0000 UT. Justin says the SW receivers he got were a Sony
ICF-7601 and a Panasonic RFB-65. On Dec 1, 2012, the English broadcast
was cut without notice to the staff or listeners, management`s way of
finding out whether anyone cared. Greg did, and it was resumed a few
days later after this brief crisis.

Then on to other topix with Justin. 2316 song, `Trip to Everywhere`.
2318 doctors on strike due to insufficiencies of health care being
changed from federal to ``autonomous`` regional levels. 2321
discussing terminology: should Roma replace Gypsies, etc.? Refers to
website of Brazilian guest, www.LeonardoMartinsDias.com --- 2326 bit
of music, Queen of Sheba from Handel`s Solomon oratorio (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

** TAIWAN. 11745, March 3 at 0818, S9/+10 in Japanese from RTI via
Paochung site this hour. Carries on well to here far beyond (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 5960, March 3 at 2258 direct, I can tell that VOT is on
with IS, but too poor to copy, so no excuse for not listening to
SPAIN, hi, q.v. (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2180 monitoring: NOT confirmed UT
Friday March 3 at 0330 on WRMI 7780, which had been our first SW
airing anywhere; instead Alameda Bible in Spanish -- now that gets
blasted by noise for the first 14 seconds, as heard direct. Checking
the WRMI skedgrids, there do not appear to be any open slots on any
system or frequency early UT Friday where WOR might refit.

I hate to recommend download or podcast over SW, but if you want it
when it`s hot off the `press`, you need to get WOR that way, usually
ready by 0200 UT Fridays. Sometimes I mention very perishable info,
like specials barely in time. We still have several airings later,
well-heard in North America, such as 5850, 9395, 15770.

Confirmed Friday March 3 at 1530-1559 on WRMI 9955, VP direct S5/S8
with no jamming audible. At least WRMI lately has been keeping this on
until WOR is finished rather than turning it off earlier other
weekdays. We still have some later good airings.

Also confirmed Friday March 3 at 2130 on IRRS SW via AM Itaiia, 1323
kHz only, S9+10/20 into nearby Noale SDR; well atop CCI from an
understation, presumably Smooth Radio, Brighton, England; with Romania
as usual closed down by now. The IRRS break at 2129 after Wavescan,
was asking for donations. Next:

0130 UT Saturday WRMI 5850 to NW
0500 UT Saturday WBCQ Radio Angela 5130v to WSW
1800 UT Saturday IRRS 7295 & 14590-Bulgaria [unsked but Feb 11
appeared]
1800 UT Saturday IRRS 1323 & 918? & 207?-Italy [ditto]
2030vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
2230 UT Saturday WRMI 5850 to NW
2230 UT Saturday WRMI 15770 to NE
0030 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to SW
0345vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0415; as late as 0557]
0800 UT Sunday Unique R, Australia 5035 USB [low power]
0830 UT Sunday Unique R, Australia 5035 USB [previous episode]
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
1000 UT Wednesday Unique R, Australia 5035 USB [low power]
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S [not on air last week]

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html

Like our website, a noncommercial service for which financial support
is appreciated; thanks this week to Kelley Sprout, KB3LR, Hughesville
PA, for a postal MO to Glenn Hauser, PO Box 1684, Enid OK 73702 USA

One may also contribute by cheque on a US bank to above address; or
via PayPal, not necessarily in US funds, to woradio at yahoo.com
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 9330v, March 3 at 0811, no signal from WLCR/WBCQ. Wonder
what`s wrong now? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 720 kHz, March 3 at 0750 UT, on the DX-398 with WGN nulled,
KDWN final final DX test heard again as supposed to start at 0746.
This time heard a goodbye ``thanks for listening to KDWN`` referring
to 101.5 FM where it will continue but is really a mere translator:
how do they manage that with no AM to relay?; Nevada state song about
the desert etc.; 0751 IDs also for a translator? in Henderson; and the
rest same as heard last time: 0752 `Star Spangled Banner`; 0753.7 SSTV
beepery; 0757 Morse Code including several KDWN IDs, starting and
ending with QST. Before it became a magazine, in the Q-codes, QST was
defined as ``General call preceding a message addressed to all
amateurs and ARRL members. This is in effect “CQ ARRL.`` --- at least
that is how ARRL defines it. So this wasn`t even for us, non-ham BCB
DXers!

On the WOR iog: ``A poster (“NickD”) on the RadioDiscussions site
recorded the final sign off of both stations, including the Morse Code
goodbye as well as SSTV images of the transmitters.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xyddrXyTBXI
Stephen Luce, Houston, Texas``

WTFDA Database does not show any Henderson station associated with
KDWN 720! As for 101.5 in Vegas, no relation either:
``K268CS relay of:KMXB-HD3 101.5 LAS VEGAS NV USA 0.25 0.25 0.0 0.0
36-08-55 115-09-15 D1ED`` Yes, website now claims 101.5 only:
https://www.audacy.com/stations/kdwn#
FCC FM Query for NV 101.5 hits only K268CS in LV, licensed to Audacy,
nothing more.

So did both really turn off this time? Later I search out the state
song, ``Home Means Nevada``. Here is a version with lyrix:
https://youtu.be/OpY-I0eAInA
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 1140 kHz, March 3 at 0655-0717 UT, listening for a possible
final final DX test from KXST Las Vegas NV, but no sign of it, just a
mélange of unID signals presumably again including Greybull cheater
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** VANUATU. 7260, March 3 before & after 0800, I don`t have a log
entry for RV when I was mainly monitoring Nevada and trying to stay
awake. However, these reports:

From Tony Rogers, BDXC-UK at 2039 March 3: ``No trace on Radio Vanuatu
on 7260 kHz when I checked this morning (3 March) around 0800 UTC on
the Brisbane KiwiSDR. Gary Pence confirmed this on the World of Radio
iog whilst using the Half Moon Bay KiwiSDR in California at 0939, but
he detected a weak carrier on 3945 kHz, a stronger S7 carrier on 7890
kHz (the second harmonic) and S5 carrier with weak or no audio on
11835 kHz (the third harmonic). I had also noted that carrier on 11835
kHz.

This evening (3 March), first checked on the Brisbane KiwiSDR at 1855
UTC and found nothing on 7260 kHz, but there was a carrier with no
audio on 5040 kHz, one of their alternative frequencies. The live
stream had no audio at 1855 but sprung into life at 1901, news reports
and emergency reports followed in Bislama from which it was easy to
determine that the situation was/is quite serious as the BBC News
report implied,
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-64832870
A reminder of the live stream:
https://www.vbtc.vu/en/listen-online-2/
73's Tony`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 5020 in SB of 5025 Cuba, and 5055, March 3 at 0806, JBA
carriers correlating with Solomon Islands and Australia, but no 5040
at this time which would be Vanuatu. Nor 5035 nor 5045, the other
Aussies despite absence of Cuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0056 UT March 4

 


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