Hard-Core-DX.com: Glenn Hauser logs May 26, 2024

Glenn Hauser logs May 26, 2024

Sunday, May 26 2024

** ANTARCTICA [non]. Re my pointing out QRM to LRA36 twice a week
before 1500: ``UZBEKISTAN, 15474.773 kHz measured on Saturday May 25
at 1327 UT, Nippon no Kaze program in Korean language, S=9+25/+30dB
powerful strong on Perseus SDR worldwide net - remotedly at Doha Qatar
Middle East Arabia installation. Via CRRT RRTM Telecom Tashkent
Uzbekistan Shortwave Transmitting bcast center. c/o RRTM, Amir Timur
str. 109 A Tashkent, 100202 Uzbekistan, Central Asia. [selected SDR
options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz] (wb df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews
May 25)`` (via Glenn Hauser, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. Another tornado threat Saturday evening May 25 into UT
May 26 found the major OKC TV stations again blowing away
regular/network programming for wall-to-wall coverage. If not
tornadoes, large hail and flash flooding. Again most of it except some
rain missed Enid. Once again the only FM station relaying TV wx
coverage from KFOR was the gospel huxter on 89.7, but only briefly and
back to praise music while we were still being alert. Enid`s 95.7 &
107.1 were finally back on air circa 2330 UT - but with regular not
storm programming. KFOR was first to resume NBC at 0108 UT, but had to
break in again by 0118 with storms approaching Stillwater area. Once
all the storming move on east of here, we may relax (Glenn Hauser,
Enid, WOR)

** SAUDI ARABIA. 11935, May 26 at 1813 into UTwente, horrible buzzroar
continues. Something`s wrecked at wRiyadh (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U K [and non]. Reply to my comment about VOA carrying African
basketball in Portuguese: ``A couple of comments -- yes, indeed, R
Martí has broadcast some complete major league baseball games. I have
found them and much of RM content to be useful in resurrecting the
brain cells of my high school Spanish.

Nonetheless, your sentiment about the waste of resources, I feel, also
applies to the BBCWS. Four hours spent across Saturday/Sunday for
Sportsworld and play by play lifted from BBC 5 Live across four
frequencies. Four hours/frequencies that could have been spent
providing 1 hour a day to the Americas with something like Newsday.
Tony Pavick, Hope BC`` (via Glenn Hauser, WOR)

** U S A. Re CODAR ID on 4755: if it were WRPV785 as researched last
year, it`s licensed to UC Davis but from 5 sites in three counties
starting at 4463 kHz: Sonoma: Bodega Bay; Mendocino: Fort Bragg, Point
Arena; Humboldt: Trinidad, Samoa. As in
where you may enter any FCC callsign including CODAR to find out about
it (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2244 monitoring: ``Unexpectedly
hearing WOR on WTWW on 9475 kHz, 2310 UTC Saturday, May 25.
Transmitter frequency seems to be off by approx. minus 20 Hz. SINPO
45333 — though the noise is mostly local, I think. 73 Ricky Leong,
Calgary, Alberta, Canada``

``Thanks for the tip, Ricky. Didn't know that WOR was on WTWW.
Reception for me is 45444, so noise may be local for you. Good to be
able to listen locally rather than SDR. Tony Pavick, Hope BC``

So I enquire whether 2300 UT Saturdays be a reliable new time; and any
other WTWW times I am unaware of?

Confirmed UT Sunday May 26 at 0000 on WRMI 9955, good into Maryland
SDR in quick check as I am about to close down deferring to

Also confirmed UT Sunday May 26 at 0339 about 3 minutes into so
started circa 0336 the 0315v on WA0RCR, 1860 AM, almost unreadable
into nearby MO SDR due to high storm noise level totalling S9+10/15.

2000 UT Sunday IRRS 1323-Italy;
2130 UT Sunday SW Gold/Radio, Germany 3975 & 6160;
2330 UT Sunday WRMI 7570 to NW [NEW];
0030 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to SW;
0300vUT Monday WBCQ Area 51 6160v to WSW;
0830 UT Monday SW Gold/Radio, Germany 6160;
1930 UT Monday SW Gold/Radio, Germany 3975 & 6160;
0330 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to SW [irregular];
1300 UT Tuesday WRMI 9955 to SSE [also web-, phonecast; jammed?];
2330 UT Tuesday WRMI 9395 to NNW;
2330 UT Tuesday SW Gold/Radio, Germany 3975;
1930 UT Wednesday SW Gold/Radio, Germany 3975 & 6160;
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW;
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S;
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW;
1630 UT Thursday SW Gold/Radio, Germany 6160.

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week to Brock Whaley, Aiken SC, for a generous contribution via PayPal
to woradio at yahoo.com and comments: ``Keep up the fine work. A fan
and admirer for decades. Thanks for keeping the hobby alive!``

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

** U S A. Uncle Bill Tilford replies to my comments about WBCQ R.
Angela vanishing from 5130.3v: ``The WBCQ website has become useless
generally including incorrectly listing me as staff (I'm not doing
anything at all with the station these days) and a variety of other
errors in their program guide. In fairness, flawed websites appear to
be an almost endemic problem in the shortwave world (even VOA's has
wormholes where actual radio is concerned), almost as if there is a
fear that having one that is usable for program/frequency guides might
be a slippery slope to people wanting to listen on line instead.

As to what Glenn calls A*ATT, if it received the same level of
correspondence as the previous, more cosmopolitan incarnation of Radio
Angela, death by asphyxiation would have been just a matter of time.
But we'll see if it comes up for air again before November. There too,
it needs to be mentioned in fairness that WBCQ also airs John P.
Lightning's Radio New York International gratis twice a month, and
that show makes MSNBC seem like a fan of the former president in
question by comparison.`` (via Glenn Hauser, WOR)

** U S A. 5085, May 26 at 0622, S9+45/50 open carrier: has to be WTWW
left on long beyond nominal 0430*; confirmed by JBA spur carriers but
closer to plus/minus 12.8 kHz than usual 12.9, i.e. 5072.2 & 5097.8
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** VENEZUELA.``Hi Glenn - Here on the California coast, I also noted
the absence of 4940 kHz, but did not record exactly from when it went
silent. Ron Howard``

No signal at 0223 UT May 26 into Bonaire SDR -- but from UK: ``Glenn -
I noted 4940 kHz with a strong clear signal at 0328 UTC 25 May using
the Kiwi SDR receiver on Bonaire. Long religious monologue by a lady
in Spanish. Assumed this was Estación 4940, though no ID copied. 73,
Alan Pennington`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1947 UT May 26