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Glenn Hauser logs August 18, 2022  View Printable Version 
Friday, August 19 2022

Hauser
** CUBA. 5040, Aug 18 at 0555, RHC in English, but no signal on 11670.
05-06 and 23-24 are the only nominal hours for English on 5040. It
usually goes back into unscheduled Spanish after 0600 (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 15140, Aug 18 at 1424, RHC S9/+10 but distorted. Something`s
always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** PHILIPPINES. 9370, Aug 18 at 1427, 1 kHz tone at S2/S4, 1429 JBA
Yankee Doodle, 1430 unknown language. VOA sked as Myanmarianese, er,
Burmese via Tinang (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** UKRAINE [non]. (7730), catching up on `Ukraine: Security Issue`
from web instead of WRMI at 0500: for Aug 17, day 173? accented
fast-talking OM. Russia lost more than 44K personnel. Crimea turned
into military base, lots of explosions by Ukrainian
counter-offensives, ``de-militarization of peninsula``. More bridges
destroyed in Kherson region. Relatives reported disappeared. Abducted
a journalist, fate unknown. Russia fires up to 800x a day on Ukrainian
targets. Few Russians want to fight in Ukraine, so ``recruiting`` in
Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and trained on Chechnya.

For Aug 16, Day 174, by accented YL, including: railway connexions
suspended in southern Ukraine; explosions in Crimea, now military base
instead of tourist destination; could take a sesquimonth to liberate
part of Kherson region. Russia actively using Belarusian territory for
attax on Ukraine. 24 Aug is Ukraine`s independence day when increased
shelling is expected; be prepared for air raid sirens. Russia launched
more than 22,000 strikes of which only 300 landed on military
facilities. Kremlin enjoying keeping the world in tension. More danger
at Zap. nuclear plant. Only an ``iron curtain`` can save us from
Russia (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2151 monitoring: confirmed UT Thursday August
18 at 0030 on WRMI 9395, S9/+10 direct with storm crashes.

Also confirmed UT Thursday August 18 at 0130 on WRMI 5010, S9+20 with
storm crashes.

WORLD OF RADIO 2152 contents: (Alaska non), Algeria, Antarctica,
Bangladesh, Chile, China, France, Georgia/Abkhazia, (Germany), India,
Indonesia, Korea South, (Kuwait), Lithuania, Madagascar, Malaysia,
(Monaco non), Netherlands, North America, Perú, Romania, Solomon
Islands, Spain, Taiwan and non, Turkey, (UAE), USA, Vanuatu;
propagation outlook -- () Countries mentioned along with others not in
order

WOR 2151 is available as of 0030 UT Friday August 12, 2022

(mp3 stream) https://www.w4uvh.net/wor2152.m3u
(mp3 download) https://www.w4uvh.net/wor2152.mp3

Or via http://www.worldofradio.com/audiomid.html
Also linx to podcast services.

The shortwave+ broadcasts should be:

Note: WMRI Europe and Unique Radio, Australia, are temporarily
suspended. Also some airings on WRMI are canceled.

0130 UT Friday WRMI 5850 to NW, 7730 to NE
0330 UT Friday WRMI 7780 to SW
1430 UT Friday WRMI 9955 to SSE [jammed? by Cuba]
1815 UT Friday IRRS 7290-Bulgaria to WNW, 14580?; 1323 & 918?
& 207?-Italy [pre-empted this week = 3rd Friday]
2030 UT Friday IRRS 1323 & 918? & 207?-Italy
0400 UT Saturday WBCQ 5130 to WSW
1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
0030 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to SW
0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315; as late as 0430]
2000 UT Sunday IRRS 1323 & 918? & 207?-Italy
0030 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to SW
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 6160v Area 51 to WSW
0030 UT Tuesday WRMI 9395 to NNW
2230 UT Tuesday WRMI 9955 to SSE [jammed by Cuba]
2330 UT Tuesday WRMI 9395 to NNW
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0030 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

A noncommercial service for which financial support is appreciated to
Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702, by money order or check on
a US bank.

Or via PayPal, not necessarily in US funds, to woradio at yahoo.com
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 9955, Thu Aug 18 at 1430, WRMI back on the air at this hour,
with Spanish DX show `Frecuencia al Día`, boding well for WOR 24 hours
later (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 9330, Aug 18 at 1428, JBA signal presumably the 500? kW
WBCQ/WLCR, very QRP? Or propagation? WRMI is not degraded. Note: when
setting up a SW station in the US, it`s far more advantageous to put
it as far *south* as possible than north. WWV e-mail for 1500 is
missing, so I axually listen at 1718, but she is still quoting the
1200 report too! instead of 1500, which was:

``:Product: Geophysical Alert Message wwv.txt
:Issued: 2022 Aug 18 1200 UTC
# Prepared by the US Dept. of Commerce, NOAA, Space Weather Prediction
Center
#
# Geophysical Alert Message
#
Solar-terrestrial indices for 17 August follow.
Solar flux 123 and estimated planetary A-index 31.
The estimated planetary K-index at 1200 UTC on 18 August was 3.
[but by 1800, K-index increased to 5]
Space weather for the past 24 hours has been moderate.
Geomagnetic storms reaching the G2 level occurred.
Radio blackouts reaching the R1 level occurred.

Space weather for the next 24 hours is predicted to be strong.
Geomagnetic storms reaching the G3 level are likely.``
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 930, Aug 18 at 0606 UT, music station, ``102.7, the ---``
mixing with sports WKY OKC. Since it`s only on paper, I hunt thru all
51 stations on 930 in the new NRC AM Log, and find the only one with a
102.7 FM connexion is: WFAT Battle Creek MI, U4 5/1 kW, `The Fat One`
pretending to be an FM station only, yet with nothing but a
translator, W274AQ, CLR = classic rock format. At radio-locator, night
pattern shows a null notch thisaway to the SW, favoring the north,
probably to protect WTAD Quincy IL not WKY; day pattern not so
notched.

Reverse lookup of all 102.7 stations in the WTFDA FMDB agrees the only
930 relay match is WFAT! (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 1130 kHz, Aug 18 at 0603 UT, soft rock atop KWKH sports
making medium SAH, no doubt KLEY Wellington KS on 250 W daytime power
rather than one watt at night, in its latest spate of modulation
instead of nonstop dead air. Something`s always wacky in Wellington.
Hey, NZ DXers should seek this (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO
2152)

** U S A. Re my unID Catholic or at least Christian Spanish Aug 4 and
5 between 06 and 07 UT on 1160: have not been able to hear since, but
this from Terry Krueger, FL, correlates:

``1160 FLORIDA WRLZ St. Cloud 0735 8/6/22 Nonstop soft Spanish
Christian vocals, man top of hour “Esta es WRLZ, Orlando [sic]… El
Corazón de Dios.” Peaking very good, so 2500 watts daytime, or 500
night? TLK`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 1430, Aug 18 at 0600 UT, WPLN Madison TN [near Nashville =
Public Library of Nashville], ID as 24 hours, back to BBCWS relay with
`Newsday`. Presumably cheating on 15 kW ND day facility (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WORLD OF RADIO 2152)

** VANUATU. 7260, Aug 18 at 0555, no signal from R. Vanuatu, nor after
0600 on 11835. Had been checking every night, except Aug 17, when
Manuel Méndez, Spain, Lúcio Otávio Bobrowiec, Brasil, and Ron Howard,
California found it already absent from all known frequencies. There they
go again (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 2152)

This report dispatched at 0055 UT August 19

 

Glenn Hauser log roundup August 11-17, 2022  View Printable Version 
Thursday, August 18 2022

Hauser


Please note and spread the word - for those not on a list where my almost-daily all-band but mainly SW log reports appear -- or for those who are but find this a more convenient archive, weekly merged roundups of all these reports in their original form are posted early every UT Thursday via:

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

The latest one direct:
https://www.w4uvh.net/ghlogs_2022_0811_0817.txt

73, Glenn Hauser
_______________________________________________ Hauser mailing list Hauser@montreal.kotalampi.com http://montreal.kotalampi.com/mailman/listinfo/hauser

 

Glenn Hauser logs August 17, 2022  View Printable Version 
Thursday, August 18 2022

Hauser
** ANTARCTICA. 15475.98 RCUSB, Wed Aug 17 before 1500, LU4AA remote is
busy so I try another Argie for LRA36, but nothing or maybe a trace;
1501 I can get onto LR4AA and find RNASG loud S9/+10 in canned sign-on
routine, 1502 themesong, 1505 history about Genl. San Martín, but
1507* dumps off air and never comes back as I let it run until the
60-minute timeout. Better luck Saturday; or Friday? for playback if
they kept recording (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 6100, Aug 17 at 0631, presumed RHC Spanish instead of
English, since it`s music not // much stronger RHC English on 6060 &
6165. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** EGYPT. 9440, Aug 17 at 2200, R. Cairo only big humwhine into
UTwente; 2221 recheck, it`s off before nominal 2245* of 2115 English.
Something`s always egregious in Egypt (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SPAIN. 17855, Aug 17 at 2200, NO signal from REE token English on
Wednesday, into UTwente and Maryland. Propagation is degraded but not
that much. 15520 for ME is however S8/9+10 into UTwente, VG S7/S9 into
Maryland; 11940 for S America is *horribly distorted* into both. 11670
is S7/S9 with a squeal into Maryland. Something`s nonsensical at
Noblejas (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TAIWAN [and non]. Wolfgang Bueschel replies to my logs of Sound of
Hope and/or CNR1 jamming on or around 18900, 18970, 21530:

``18900even CHN CNR1 Jammer Mandarin, 2200-2400 UT 11 - 24 kHz wide
broad-Audio block. S=7 on Aug 11, off switch at 2400 UT after pips at
2330 UT. Start S=9 sig of different jammer on Aug 12 at 0112 & 0002
UT. S=9+20dB powerful jammer on Aug 15 at 1335 UT.

18900.021 CHN CNR1 jamming, 12 kHz wide audio block. at 0431 UT,
18899.549 TWN SOH Mandarin Falun Gong sect, S=6 in Tokyo-JPN.

18969.816 TWN SOH Xi Wang Zhi Shen Chi Miaoli Aug 12 0003 UT. S=9 in
Tokyo-JPN Mandarin Falun Gong sect, S=8 in Hiroshima-JPN.
18970even 2200-1000 CHN CNR1 Jammer Mandarin, 20 kHz wide broad audio,
S=8 on August 12, against 0040 UT.

21530even CHN CNR1 program jamming powerful signal. S=9+20dB at 0037
UT; on August 12 also 0110 UT.`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 9830, Aug 17 at 2200, 2221, 2245 chex into UTwente and/or
Maryland SDRs, NO signal from VOT. Something`s always erroneous at
Emirler (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2151 monitoring: ``From: Richard Lemke, St.
Albert, Alberta, Canada, the desk of Richard’s listening Post, Radio:
JRC NRD-535 HF, Antenna: random long wires in the trees. Dear Glenn:
World of Radio, 7780 kHz, not beaming towards Alberta, monitoring and
confirming the latest for #2151, 9955 kHz, listen creek fm/stream
internet, 40 years of shortwave listening since 1982, August is this
guy’s birthday month, birthday boy, WRMI:

5850, S7 signal, QRN, 0144, 0158 (45343), 0159, Aug 12 UT [Fri]
9395, static QRN, 0030, 0044, 0058 (45343), 0059, Aug 16 UT [Tue]
9955, web stream, fm creek listen, first six minutes aired then empty,
9955, static moderate on shortwave, 2258, 9955, Aug 16 [Tue]
9395, static moderate, jingle, voice hearing late, 2335, 2344, 2358,
2359, Aug 16 UT [Tue]
5850, 1030 (55444), (55434), 1059, Aug 17 UT [Wed] (Lemke, Richard
-AB) Good listening, Richard, August 17, 2022``

Confirmed Wednesday August 17 at 2118 the 2100:21 on WBCQ 7489.9, JBA
direct, finally recognizable an item really within #2151. Next:

0030 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

A noncommercial service for which financial support is appreciated to
Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702, by money order or check on
a US bank.

Or via PayPal, not necessarily in US funds, to woradio at yahoo.com

New WOR 2152 should be ready for download early UT Friday August 19
and first broadcasts at 0130 on WRMIs 5850 & 7730 (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** U S A. 1130 kHz, Aug 17 at 1812 UT, KLEY Wellington KS is
modulating! with rock music. Had been dead air for many weeks whenever
checked day or night tho not tuned every day. Last log of it
modulating was June 1. Something`s always wacky at Wellington (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. On Wednesday, August 17, 2022, 05:23:17 AM GMT+1, Terry
Krueger wrote: ``1430 WPLN Madison TN continues to blast in here in Ft
Walton Beach, Floriduh on zombie day power right now at 0415 GMT with
BBC WS feed. You hear it?``

``Hi Terry, Yes. 1430, Aug 17 at 0452 UT, could make it // 9915.
Figured would not be synch but only a reverb apart. Heavy QRM
dominated by CBS Sports Radio, maybe WXNT IN? Could not get a WPLN ID
at 0459. 73, Glenn``

This follows his previous report:

``From: Terry Krueger <tocobaga4@gmail.com>
Sent: Monday, August 15, 2022, 06:26:31 PM GMT+1
All times/dates GMT. Frequencies in kc/s unless otherwise stated
Niceville, FL, IC-R75, NRD-535, ICF-7600GR, Tescun PL-360, active
loops, random wire, misc. junk

1430 TENNESSEE WPLN Madison 0703 8/14/22 Surprised to stumble upon BBC
World Service here, often peaking near local level, pointing north.
So, WPLN on 15 kW day power instead of 1000 watts night. Wonderful to
hear BBC WS in glorious mono amplitude modulation. Just a couple
seconds behind my semi-local WFSW-FM 89.1 MHz NPR affiliate (mostly a
WFSU-FM Tallahassee/different Time Zone simulcast – but not always)
that runs BBC WS overnights. So do WUWF-FM Pensacola, 88.1 MHz – about
equal distance from me but instead west – however, they divert to Jazz
and things overnights local weekends. There again the following early
morning (local Sunday), so either a weekend fail, or they’re the
latest in the multitude of constant violators. First time log. Thanks
for cheating!`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 2325 UT August 17

 

Glenn Hauser logs August 16-17, 2022  View Printable Version 
Wednesday, August 17 2022

Hauser
** BRAZIL. 28270.5 CW, Aug 16 at 2340-2347, JBA beacon finally copied
after multiple repeats: dash and VVV PY4MAB + more maybe gridsquare:
``28.2705 PY4MAB ? POCOS DE CALDAS, BRAZIL # beacon reported August
2010 coor[d]inated 2 Dec 2021`` per WJ5O roster. It`s the OSOB, no
other beacons or phones heard. Es MUF has been way below FM band
today, but DXMAPs show lots of multiple-hop Es between Brasil and USA
on 28 MHz. QRZ.com:

PY4MAB Brazil flag Brazil
MAURICIO BERALDO
LUIZ ZANGIACOMI 145
POÇOS DE CALDAS MG ZIP CODE 37704-274, MG
Brazil

Much more info including huge gallery of equipment and his city:
https://www.qrz.com/db/PY4MAB

``- I have a Radio Beacon on the frequency of 28.270.5 CW, 24 hours a
day, vertical antenna, 10 watts of power. In 2020 it will be 10 years
since Beacon is on the air. Whoever receives the signals and sends me
a confirmation by letter I will respond to everyone and send a special
QSL card from my city.

Listen to a montage I made with my contacts with the astronauts aboard
the International Space Station in the video below:``
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CHINA [and non]. 17595, Aug 16 at 2355, JBA carrier; and 17580, JBA
talk. Aoki shows both as CNR1, from Shijiazhuang and Lingshi 725 sites
respectively. HFCC agrees, adding both 100 kW, azimuths 217 and 286
degrees resp., i.e. nowhere near thisaway on short day path. Only
other sig on 16m is 17855 Spain still blasting in over mostly night
path (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR) See also TAIWAN [and non]

** CUBA. 11670, Aug 17 at 0333, RHC in Spanish, not English, S9+10 but
quite distorted. Something`s always wrong at RHC.

11850, Aug 17 at 0333, S9+20 but just barely modulated, obviously RHC
where something is always wrong.

12000, Aug 17 at 0334, S5/S6 of RHC English on 2 x 6000, quite weak
compared to the fundamentals on 25m, but there. Something`s always
wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** MADAGASCAR. 13760, Aug 17 at 0330, MWV amid English hour, no
African accent but I guess it`s African Pathways Radio as per EiBi,
rather than KNLS programming, S8/9+10 --- No! This mapsked does not
show this hour as APR so must be NLS:
http://www.africanpathways.org/home/radio/
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** MONTSERRAT. 21285 USB, Aug 16 at 2340, VP2MNI making US contacts,
also Japan? OSOB:
VP2MNI Montserrat flag Montserrat
Frankie Morgan
Dagenham
Plymouth
Montserrat

Huge gallery of his equipment and Montserrat
https://www.qrz.com/db/VP2MNI
``Montserrat`s Nicest Individual``
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6930 USB, Aug 16 at 2339, blues music, OPOB, S5/S6
about = noise level. These say Thunder Chicken Radio, SSTV fuzzy:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,100754.0.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TAIWAN [and non]. 18899.81, Aug 16 at 2352, JBA Chinese, and since
it`s so weak and off-frequency, suspect it`s really Sound of Hope
without jamming; especially since the only other signal on this almost
disused extra SWBC band is 18970, S3/S5 of Chinese talk and music,
surely CNR1 *jammer against the only other SOH frequency, as in Aoki:
18900 2200-1000 TWN * SOH Xi Wang Zhi Sheng Chi Miaoli 1-7
18970 2200-1000 TWN * SOH Xi Wang Zhi Sheng Chi Miaoli 1-7

21530, Aug 16 at 2350, JBA carrier is the OSOB, which fits as the only
13 mb channel of SOH and consequently CNR1 jamming:
21530 2300-1300 TWN * SOH Xi Wang Zhi Sheng Chi Miaoli 1-7
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2151 monitoring: almost confirmed Tuesday
August 16 at 2230 on WRMI 9955: start ``This is Glenn Hauser with
World of Radio...`` then cuts immediately to TOMBS! Was S9+15/20 into
Knoxville remote, no jamming yet. Jeff White says the audio matrix
occasionally plays wrong audio system, so I guess WOR is still
supposed to air at this time.

Confirmed Tuesday August 16 at 2330 on WRMI 9395, S9/+15 into Maryland
SDR; but not on 5950 like last week, so I guess that were another
mistake. Next:

1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0030 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

A noncommercial service for which financial support is appreciated to
Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702, by money order or check on
a US bank.

Or via PayPal, not necessarily in US funds, to woradio at yahoo.com
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 15196 USB, Aug 16 at 2358, weak 2-way in colloquial
Spanish, INTRUDING into the 19m exclusive WW SWBC band (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

This report despatched at 0445 UT August 17

 

Glenn Hauser logs August 16, 2022  View Printable Version 
Tuesday, August 16 2022

Hauser
** CHINA. 17690, Aug 16 at 1453, the OSOB and consequently the SSOB
16m, in Chinese, partly other language?, S7/S9 until 1500* timesignal
and off. HFCC shows 14-15 is USAGM in Bod dialect of Tibetan, 100 kW,
77 degrees from Lampertheim, Germany, but I think this be CNR1 jammer,
perhaps from E Turkistan site. Aoki shows VOA Tibetan *jammed. WWV
reports:
``Solar-terrestrial indices for 15 August follow.
Solar flux 131 and estimated planetary A-index 6.
The estimated planetary K-index at 1500 UTC on 16 August was 1.
Space weather for the past 24 hours has been moderate.
Radio blackouts reaching the R2 level occurred.
Space weather for the next 24 hours is predicted to be minor.
Geomagnetic storms reaching the G1 level are likely.``
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 11670, Aug 16 at 0640, JBA signal suspected to be overrun
again of RHC: yes, I can barely match it to the bigsig in English
still on 6165 only. Ivo Ivanov, Observer, Bulgaria, also reports:

``Radio Habana Cuba in English after 06 UT on unscheduled 11670 kHz
via Bauta, August 16 from 0600 on 11670 BAU 100 kW / 130 deg to SoAm
English in A-22 is till 0400 UTC. Good signal via SDR Frostburg MD.

https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2022/08/rhc-in-english-after-06ut-on.html
Something`s always wrong at Radio Habana Cuba and Bauta tx center``

I don`t think 11670 is supposed to be in English before 0400 either,
rather Spanish. Of course, website not updated since Nov 17, 2020!
https://www.radiohc.cu/de-interes/frecuencias
Showing 11670 in Spanish to Rio de Janeiro [sic] at 24:00[sic]-05:00.

The other side:

``READ TODAY THE CUBA OF TOMORROW August 16, 2022 OPINION
The Fire in Matanzas: Going Out, or Just Beginning?

Accepting that the litany of disasters that Cuba is enduring is a
result of chance would mean letting Díaz-Canel off the hook, when, in
reality, it is a symptom of a failed system dragging a country towards
its ruin. RAFAELA CRUZ | La Habana [caption:]
Fuel tanks burned in the Matanzas fire. (H. López/Facebook)

A plane crashes with 113 people on board; a tornado wipes out hundreds
of homes, many of which would have survived if they had not been in
such precarious condition; a balcony collapses, killing three girls; a
hotel explodes, taking 47 lives; energy generation plants fail daily,
and one of its most important facilities burns down; and, in Matanzas,
the worst fire in Cuban history frightens everyone.

Not holding Díaz-Canel responsible for this state of affairs would
mean accepting that this series of disasters is a question of chance,
when, in reality, it is a symptom of a failed system dragging a
country towards collapse.

It was not really lightning that set fire to the Matanzas Supertanker
Base, but rather the failure of its safety systems; probably because,
like everything else in Cuba, they are in dreadful condition due to a
lack of maintenance and technological obsolescence.

While there is no proof of this, we know that of the 2,606 megawatts
(MW) that the Energy Revolution should generate, in 2021 745 MW were
out of service due to a lack of maintenance, and another 497 MW were
about to be due to equipment exceeding their operating cycle. If this
is how they treat the commander's last "feat," what can we expect
regarding the maintenance of everything else? ...``
https://diariodecuba.com/cuba/1660577868_41600.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** EGYPT. 9439.995+, Aug 16 at 2200, R. Cairo news theme recognizable
but English unreadable vs huge humwhine and distortion, S9+20/35 into
UTwente. Something`s always egregious in Egypt (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. RF 18, Aug 16 at 0500*, KOPX OKC goes off the air. When
there is nothing else of interest, I often run one of my four TVs on
antenna with Newsy which is virtual 62-7 and never encabled; but
seldom am I motivated axually to listen to it. Soon find that KOPX
main channel, the only one on Optimum/Suddenlink cable, ch 22, is
missing, so they must also be relying on an off-air pickup. Or not
even anything by fibreoptic from studio to headend. Back on by next
check after 1500. Probably planned maintenance (Glenn Hauser, Enid,
WOR)

** TURKEY. 9830.002+, Aug 16 at 2200, VOT on today and VG modulation,
English sked and news, S9+35/45 into UTwente. 2215 `Review of the
Tuerkiyeish Press`. 2217 `Weekly Commentary`, by someone from American
University, Kabul? by heavily accented YL. No competition from
unreadable Cairo, and since it`s Tuesday, no Englishable from España
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** UKRAINE [non]. 7730, August 16 at 0500, WRMI brings up UR1 relay
but stays in UU until 0504 `Ukraine: Security Issue` in English
finally starts, by the fast-talking heavily-accented OM. I decide to
listen to it later online
http://ukr.radio/images/ckeditor/files/files/ENG_NEWS_15_08_22.mp3
where one can play it at three-quarter or even half-speed, and may
back it up if needed to copy some topix correctly. Including:

For Aug 15, Day 173 of full scale war. Russia lost almost 44K
fighters, 4K tanx, 195 helicopters, etc. U army in dire need of
artillery and aviation reinforcements. U destroyed all bridges over
Dniepr in Kherson, controlling all transport arteries, causing Russian
forces to flee. Kharkiv under massive attack, apartment block,
children`s playground, shelled. Homes near border need repairs before
winter (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2151 monitoring: confirmed UT
Tuesday August 16 at 0030 on WRMI 9395, S9/+15 into Maryland SDR;
between the ID and WOR some extraneous audio intruded: ``...world in
turmoil...`` Next:

2230 UT Tuesday WRMI 9955 to SSE [jammed by Cuba]
2330 UT Tuesday WRMI 9395 to NNW
2330 UT Tuesday WRMI 5950 to NNW [last week, but not any more?]
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW
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. 9955, Tue Aug 16 at 1448 check, this WRMI is off again like
yesterday, contrary to schedule; while 9395 & 9455 are on and audible.
Bodes ill for WOR Friday at 1430 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 4840, Tue Aug 16 at 0654, S9+30 of dead air on WWCR-3,
supposed to be Brother-Scaring. This happens again and again late at
night, no one paying attention at 1300 WWCR Avenue, fortunately (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 2222 UT August 16

 

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