Hard-Core-DX.com: Glenn Hauser logs+ May 29-30, 2023

Glenn Hauser logs+ May 29-30, 2023

Tuesday, May 30 2023

** CANADA. 15034, May 29 at 1816, Trenton Military with ``no report
received`` of aviation weather from Trenton! itself, Ottawa, Toronto,
Bagotville; and for good measure tells us all that again. But then
does have terminal forecasts for the same.

1820 ID, with ``time: 14-20, zulu``!!! but which is really EDT. At
least they are not 4 or 64 minutes slow as was the case for a year or
more. Then back to NRRs for the next set of failures: Calgary, Cold
Lake, Winnipeg, Edmonton.

Tnx Richard Langley who first reported their latest time confusion:
``A fairly good signal on 15034 kHz USB today (26 May) down here in
The Keys at about 21:30 UTC. As usual, many "no report received" for
both Canadian and overseas sites for current weather. But there were
complete forecasts given for several sites. Announced time, supposedly
in UTC (Zulu), would actually have been correct for EDT; i.e., 17:30
Zulu was announced at 17:30 EDT. -- Richard Langley``

I certainly hope Canadian Forces achieve a bit more accuracy in
matters of life & death (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CHINA. 13920, May 30 at 1515, carrier with flutter, presumably CNR1
jammer against SOH, supposedly in a break 15-22, but nothing now on
14920 or 15920 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 11670, May 30 at 0629, RHC English, S9/+10 with some squeal,
wrong frequency and only one still on. Maybe so often it will become
``right``? Lacking any A23 schedule of what RHC intends to do;
something`s always wrong (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** GERMANY. 15220, May 30 at 0628 music, about the SSOB, but off at
0630. It`s AWR French via Nauen at 0600-0630 for WAf; for NAf to
resume at 07-08 in Arabic, 0830-09 in TAH which means
``Tachelhit/Sous: Morocco, southern (4m), Algeria [shi]`` (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** GUAM. Ben Dawson, WA, of Hatfield-Dawson reports May 30 about KSDA:
``Glenn, I am told that there was some damage to two of the AWR
curtains, but they anticipate having them repaired and back in service
this week. And the related 630 medium wave KICH (at the same site,
using one of my temporary antenna kluges) is on the air with no
problems except when they are working on the adjacent curtain as the
temporary antenna uses one of the curtain towers for support. ben``
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. 910 kHz, further checking for new format of KVIS, Miamuh
as in previous report: UT Tue May 30 I spend more than an hour of
continuous listening and hear no announcements whatsoever -- no DJ, no
ads, no slogans, not even legal IDs circa two hourtops. First on the
NRD 545 with Wellbook antenna E/W. Details:

0047 classic rock, S0/S1; 0049 pause and another tune. I don`t
recognize most of them but I would say this is AOR, i.e. playing track
after track with several seconds` pause between them. Almost all
instrumental. The ~1 Hz groundwave SAH is still there, increases at
0056 as one or both sigs fade up a bit. Music past 0101, no ID! 0103
SAH gets heavier such that the fading noise itself is increased QRM to
the modulation. 0106 YL vocal. 0112 SAH noise peaks, segué, now
S1.5/S2. 0120 f/out too weak even for ECSS to lock on; 0123 f/in,
still tunes, 0126. Approx. LSS at KVIS is 0130 UT now at Monatswechsel
between 0115 May and 0145 June. Sig now ranges S1.5/2 again.

Then I switch to caradio in garage with ND antenna in case it`s any
better. Skywave from Iowa etc. now in tophalf of band. WSUI, onetime
WORLD OF RADIO affiliate, might make it on 910. At 0149 some Irish?
music peaks, maybe not KVIS, then back to a vocal ballad. 0154 song
with lyrix mainly ``Give It Up, Africa`` - not sure of last word. More
segués, no ID past 0201 when local noise level obscures whatever as
some neighbor turned something on. The nearest streetlight emits an RF
noise burst as it switches on automatically, but it`s only brief and
should have been earlier. Enough! (Glenn Hauser, Enid, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. EDITORIAL: Lawmakers listened to constituents, voted to
override OETA veto --- Enid News & Eagle Editorial Board May 29,

Oklahoma State Capitol (OSC)
A native Redbud tree in bloom for spring is shown on the state Capitol
grounds in Oklahoma City. The Associated Press


It was a wild end to the regular legislative session with Oklahoma
lawmakers overriding 13 of Gov. Kevin Stitt’s vetoes, including one
dealing with OETA — the state’s public television station.

It wasn’t entirely unexpected by the governor’s office to have most of
these vetoes overridden — he had vetoed several bills as leverage for
his public education and tax credit plan — which he got.

However, the most significant disappointment to him might be the
overwhelming override of his veto against OETA. The governor had
vetoed a typical funding authorization bill, and later said he
believes OETA is indoctrinating children to the LGBTQ and transgender

“Some of the stuff that they’re showing, it just overly sexualizes our
kids,” Stitt said in April. “There’s parents defending child
transition on PBS that’s being played.”

Thankfully, most constituents in Oklahoma and lawmakers saw through
this ridiculous ideological and hyperbolic accusation.

OETA is one of the nation’s most watched public broadcasting stations,
and despite Stitt’s concerns about some programs that support LGBTQ,
most parents realize there is more good informational and educational
programming on the station than what Stitt is concerned about.

Public television still has an important role in Oklahoma. While
several states are cutting or eliminating funds to public television,
OETA remains extremely popular among Oklahomans, and it serves all 77

We’re thankful lawmakers listened to their constituents and voted to
override the governor’s veto on funding OETA. Support local
journalism. (via gh, WOR)

** TURKEY. 11785.009, May 30 at 2244, VOT English to us is not off the
air today, not checked earlier as I was occupied with FMDX; Turkish
song at S9+50 into UTwente. 2246 `Always by your side` promo (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2192 monitoring: ``Dear Glenn: Confirming
World of Radio #2192, update May 30, 2023, WRMI: 9395, slight TV QRN
heard, 0030, 0044, 0058 (45433), 0059, May 30 UTC 2023 [Tue] (Lemke,
Richard -AB)``

Confirmed UT Tuesday May 30 on WRMI 9395, S9+10/20 into Missouri SDR.
Extra! See WBCQ 5130 report. Next:
2330 UT Tuesday WRMI 9395 to NNW
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0030 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S

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** U S A. 5130 -22 Hz = 5129.978, UT Tue May 30 at 0235, S9+5/15 into
NH SDR, I tune in WBCQ R. Angela; on the sked every week in May this
hour is `Marion`s Attic`, but it`s `Greek Music Refuge` instead, nice
mx with occasional words from Zach, closing at 0259 by UB not giving
the title. And 0300 `FTIOM`, an hour when there is a fifth Monday at
the curator`s choice. I check my calendar again: yes, this is Monday,
not Friday. Furthermore, a surprise replay of WOR 2192 at 0400 UT
Tuesday, perhaps makeup for incomplete airing on UT Saturday. HArdly:
already off at 0422 check: probably chopped circa 0412, the usual
finish on Monday nights. Must have been a playback of the UT Saturday
program file, which had problems originally. Seems WBCQ is unable to
adapt to short-term variations. Anyway, check
for what`s planned for the rest of May --- and that`s it! Just in from
Bill is some very sad news:

``Press Release: Radio Angela To Cease Broadcasts May 31

WBCQ's Radio Angela, which began broadcasting a little over a year
ago, was a bold experiment in quality programming. It carried world
music (including the last Greek music on shortwave after Greece itself
stopped broadcasting on the sw bands), great literature read aloud,
new music releases by independent artists, some of the best vintage
music on any radio band, science and comedy. It avoided the political
and religious programming about which so many shortwave listeners love
to complain but which are also the bread and butter that keep most
private shortwave stations alive. The production standards were
frequently nearly public radio quality even when not sourced from
public radio. We also brought several new voices from around the world
onto the shortwave bands who had never been there before.

It was known from day one that its long term success would depend upon
attracting an adequate amount of both listener contributions and
program buyers outside of regular core hours.

Critically and artistically, Radio Angela was a great success, and
many thanks to all who gave us public and/or private support of any
kind. Financially, however, this has not proven to be viable. The
airtime buyers didn't come, and neither did enough donors.
Consequently, Radio Angela's last transmission as Radio Angela will be
May 31 (June 1 0200-0412 UTC).

Some individual programs are likely to continue in some form on the
WBCQ grid; my own individual flagship programs (From the Isle of Music
and Uncle Bill's Melting Pot) will be going on hiatus for a least a
month, possibly longer, on both 5130 and 7490, and my other shows will
be discontinued altogether. This is a purely financial matter, and if
we could find a nice wealthy philanthropist who loves shortwave,
perhaps this wouldn't need to happen.

This is hardly the first quality venture on radio or tv to end this
way - Radio Angela had more weekly broadcasts than the original Outer
Limits television series to name but one example, and the roads of
radio generally are littered with the corpses of worthy broadcasting
concepts and stillborn projects. My thanks to Angela and Allan Weiner
for going out on a limb and backing the project, to all the content
providers for their hard work and excellence, to the technical staff,
some of whom are no longer with us, and to those of you who cared that
we were on the air.

Those who lament the religious and political programming that keep
private shortwave stations alive are welcome to consider us a case
study in what is likely to happen without those dollars. I obviously
lack the right answer, but I have learned a great deal about the right
questions. 73,

William "Bill" Tilford, Owner/Producer
Tilford Productions, LLC
809 S. 20th ST
Lafayette, IN 47905-1551
email: bill@tilfordproductions.com
phone: 773.267.6548
website: www.tilfordproductions.com``

How unfortunate. Of course that means no more WOR on 5130 at 0400 UT
Saturdays. Maybe some other convenient time can be found on that
frequency? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. `The Takeaway`, May 30 at 1806-19 UT via KOSU 91.7 and
various times on many other public radio stations: Melissa
Harris-Perry with restrospectives celebrating program and personal
accomplishments as canceled show is in its final week. I gather i.a.
she has been an LGBTQ+ activist. Finale should be Friday June 2 (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. My first big sporadic-E FM DX opening of the year, May 30
from 2115 UT until I suspend at 2225 with some fadedowns after a lot
of Florida stations logged up to 105.9, many of them heard before.
DXMAP had showed 107 MHz MUF spike between here and FL to get me
going. And at 2230 it shows quite a nexus over Mississippi. Will take
a while to compile details, for my next report (Glenn Hauser, OK,

UNIDENTIFIED. 13550, May 30 at 0319-0323 and 0337-0344, amid CODAR
swirshes into Missouri SDR, NO Morse code IDs to be heard, contrary to
my expectation that they would fire every 20 minutes. At 0322 however
a quick data? burst which may have been an ID in some other form. At
0342 one long tone. Nothing after 0400, when CODAR itself has almost
faded out. Guess will require attentive monitoring over a whole hour,
or more.

13500, May 30 at 1518 I`m parked here closer to the center peak of
CODAR, 13445-13550 with 2X/sec pulses, only S6; and an ID does fire at
1522, thrice but again I can`t copy it beyond WR---- something. All
set for next one at 1542: no show. After that no CODAR anyway. Need to
get it recorded sometime (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report despatched at 2252 UT May 30