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Glenn Hauser logs August 21-22, 2018  View Printable Version 
Wednesday, August 22 2018

Hauser
** ALBANIA [non]. 9395, Aug 22 at 0230, S9+20/30, ``R. Tirana International`` via WRMI after IS and s/on claiming to be webcast only! No regular programming of news but instead a holiday special lexure about an Islamic holiday in honor of Abraham being willing to sacrifice not only himself but his family to the will of god (The seminal Big Mistake!!). This takes only 4 minutes, then nothing but music from 0235, no announcements for rest of broadcast, not even at s/off. At 0240 the mood changes drastically to good upbeat folk music. The IS loops at start and finish have a hum lacking during the rest of broadcast (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6000, Aug 21 at 0629, RHC English is S9+10 but JBM; << // 6100 & 6165 more modulation and // 6060 plenty. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13740, Aug 21 at 1359, transmitter for CRI is on with open carrier, while other transmitter with RHC Spanish can still be heard under. Today China Plus relay manages to start modulating on time, at 1400, but RHC Spanish continues underneath a while longer. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6165 > // 6000, UT Wed Aug 22 at 0336 I happen to tune RHC just when Arnie Coro is starting `DXers Unlimited`. First topic sounds like ``ELBE``, some propagational apparition observed in Russia? Hard to follow so postponed to look up later, but no luck. It`s not about the river in WW II. Maybe not the right letters; did anyone get it? DXUL ends at 0347 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11670, Aug 22 at 0352, S7-S8 of dead air, or is it JBM? Maybe trace of RHC which is scheduled until 0400; weaker but louder RHC is on 11700, supposedly until 0500 per NDXC/Aoki. Earlier in evening, 11670 was inbooming in strength and modulation. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 11860, Tue Aug 21 at 1400, jamming noise is unimpeded just as it has been for at least a semihour; Greenville does not get the R. Martà carrier on until 1402, off and on again, modulating finally just before 1403 atop jamming (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA. 7255-, Aug 21 at 0627 check, VON is missing again tonight from its Hausa hour, normally a bigsig (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1944, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1943 monitoring: presumed final repeat on WRMI, Tuesday August 21 at 2030 on 7780 & 5950; since I am just finishing up 1944, and previous weeks have been unable to hear these in the daytime, not checked.

WORLD OF RADIO 1944 contents: Alaska, Albania non, Australia and non, Brasil, Canada non, China, Cuba and non, France, Germany, Korea North non, Kuwait, MÃxico, Mongolia, Nigeria and non, PerÃ, South Carolina non, Tonga, Ukraine, USA, unidentified, propagation outlook

WORLD OF RADIO 1944 ready for first airing Tuesday August 21 at 2130 on WRMI 5950 --- no point in checking now either for inaudible signal, but likely aired as uploaded in time, replacing 1943 on the server. Not aired Aug 21 at 2330 on WBCQ 9330v, as it had been most Tuesdays, but not last week either. Next:

Wed 1030 WRMI 5950 to WNW
Wed 2100 WBCQ 7490v to WSW [was off for lightning last week]
Wed 2100.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2330 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Thu 2330 WBCQ 7490v to WSW [NEW --- surprise airing last week, &?]
Thu 2330 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Fri 2330 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Sat 0631 HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1431 HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1930v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2130 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe, or 2330?]
Sun 0310v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1030 HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW
Sun 2130 WRMI 7780 to NE [NEWish]
Sun 2330 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Mon 0130.5 WRMI 5850 to NW, 7780 to NE
Mon 0300v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 0400 WRMI webcast only, non-direxional
Mon 2330 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030 WRMI 7780 to NE, 5950 to WNW [or #1944?]
Tue 2130 WRMI 5950 to WNW [or #1944?]

Full schedule for WOR on all outlets, not just SW; podcast linx:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5129.83, UT Wed Aug 22 at 0210, this WBCQ is back on for the weekly W5KUB ham show; it had been missing past days and off again at 0351 check. So the transmitter is OK. Maybe Brother Scare has withdrawn from 24/7 on this frequency, except for times reserved for other programs, only the latter continuing? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5830, Aug 21 at 0628, WTWW-1 is still off; not due to propagation as neighbor 5935, WWCR is inbooming (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5890, Aug 22 at 0214, WWCR is S9+30 of dead air, no modulation resuming until 0218 during this one-hour span of 5890 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0541 UT August 22

 

Glenn Hauser logs  View Printable Version 
Tuesday, August 21 2018

Hauser
** BRAZIL. 9664.887, Aug 21 at 0253, VP with music from Voz MissionÃria, still active but not when I surveyed later last night. Art Delibert, Maryland agrees (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 11780, Aug 21 at 0236, RNA/RNB is still on with music. Have not caught when it quit, maybe circa 0300 UT = local midnite? Certainly not on by my ~0600 chex. EiBi shows 13-15, 1800-1859, 20-02 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BULGARIA. 9400, Aug 21 at 0256, S5-S7 carrier, open or JBM? Need USB to avoid WRMI; 0300 modulation increases in Arabic. EiBi and Aoki/NDXC show it`s Canada [non], Bible Voice, Dardasha-7 service via Kostinbrod at 0300-0315 only (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5040, Aug 20 at 2142, RHC is back on but JBA; had been absent last night. Aug 21 at 0238 it`s S9+20/30 but dead air. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 9790, Aug 21 at 0252, S9+20/30 of open carrier, warming up for CRI Plus relay in English at 0300; I won`t say it`s wrong, but unnecessarily wasteful (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 11860, Aug 20 at 1933 on caradio, R. Martà atop RHC in French, the usual medium ~8 Hz SAH between them, atop jamming noise as the collision continues. Still at 2138 as RM is announcing its satellite parameters, over RHC, which must know what`s going on here, but does OCB? Pulse jamming is still running at 0235 August 21 against nothing, typical overkill (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KUWAIT. 5959.878, Aug 21 at 0244, S6-S8 poor with ME music, talk. Must be R. Kuwait in Arabic, still there but JBA carrier by 0354. Aoki/NDXC shows nothing else now on ``5960`` spanning 02-09, and Ivo in July was reporting this and many other MOI frequencies offset to .8 or .9, including here past 0500 despite Dandal Kura/Ndarason, Ascension (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 7470, Aug 21 at 0402, anti-Christ, pro-Yahweh pirate, Station YHWH is S9/S9+10 but barely modulated Josiah recognizable (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SUDAN SOUTH [non]. 11620, Aug 21 at 0406, S9-S6 of somewhat suptorted Arabish, i.e. Juba dialect, from Eye Radio this hour via MADAGASCAR since August 1, per EiBi. Should have some English later (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 7260, Aug 21 at 0357, S9+20/30 bigsig of HOA song, what`s this? 0400 first two notes of VOA theme before cutoff*. It`s Somali via VATICAN at 0330-0400, 250 kW at 146 degrees, but a hefty fraxion of that is coming off the back thisaway, or the antenna heading is out of whack as I often suspect with this site, violating Separation of Church and State (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1943 monitoring: confirmed UT Tuesday August 21 after 0030 on WRMI 7730, good. Next:
Tue 2030 WRMI 7780 to NE, 5950 to WNW [or #1944?]
Tue 2130 WRMI 5950 to WNW [or #1944?]
Full schedule for WOR on all outlets, not just SW; podcast linx:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5130-, Aug 20 at 2142, WBCQ BS is still off, while 7490+ and 9330+ BS are on (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9475, Aug 20 at 2131, WTWW-1 is still off; and so are all other WTWW frequencies: 15810-, 12105, 9930, 5830 and 5085. By 0314 Aug 21, 5830 WTWW-1 is back on, PPP discussing harlots; 5085 WTWW-2 with rock (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1430, re my log of KZQZ St Louis MO, I should add that per radio-locator, transmitter site is across the river in IL, as befits its original callsign WIL (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0538 UT August 21

 

Glenn Hauser logs August 19-20, 2018  View Printable Version 
Monday, August 20 2018

Hauser
** BRAZIL. 11780, Aug 20 at 0202, RNA/RNB is still on with bigsig; so I check what else there may be: 11815 JBA carrier presumed RBC and almost on-frequency; No signal 11855-11856 from R. Aparecida.

Later I survey and measure what`s on 31m:
9630.540, Aug 20 at 0557, music, VP S5-S8 from R. Aparecida.
NO signals circa 9665, 9675
9819.675, Aug 20 at 0600, JBA carrier from R. Nove de Julho
9725.333, Aug 20 at 0601, JBA, R. Evangelizar
9564.939, Aug 20 at 0606, JBA, SRDA is least off-frequency
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5040, Aug 20 at 0153 and still/again at 0547 check, RHC is AWOL from here. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 12000, Aug 20 at 1314, RHC Spanish is S4-S6: must be 2 x 6000 which is S8/S9+10; both off at 1354. Only other 25m RHC now is big 11760. Something`s always wrong at RHC. It does employ 12000 as a fundamental in the tardes, with a much stronger and dirtier signal (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 11860, Monday August 20 at 1356, lite pulse jamming vs JBA carrier, presumed poor Yemen [non]. 1357 jamming level is ramping up, but *1400:45 mostly blocked by big S9+10 carrier from Greenville, 1402:55 JIP Radio Martà modulation well over jamming. So my ``unlikely`` hypothesis with previous report of no RM on 11860, Aug 18-19, Saturday & Sunday, proves to be correct: they are running 11860 on weekdays only, and presumably will again collide head-on with RHC by 1930 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KIRITIMATI. 846, Aug 20 at 0616, JJBBA carrier from R. Kiribati (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 362 kHz, Aug 20 at 0219, NDB ID as OWP is one I can copy in quick check vs summer noise level. It`s 25 watts at William Pogue airport, Sand Springs, near Tulsa (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1210, Aug 20 at 0214 UT, KGYN Guymon with S9+25 bigsig during talk show, obviously not nulling toward Philadelphia; in fact it`s stronger than 1200 WOAI before fading a bit. KGYN is supposed to be 10/10 kW, ND-day, DA-night; and still has a CP for 50/39/10 kW DA3 (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 13565, Aug 20 at 0206, K6FRC beacon from California is JBA vs CODAR (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1943 monitoring: barely confirmed August 19 at 2136 the new Sunday 2130 on WRMI 7780; we hope it was much better up the east coast if not Europe. Also confirmed UT Monday August 20 from 0130.5 on WRN to North America webcast. Also confirmed at 0146 UT Monday August 20 the 0130.5 on WRMI 5850, S9+30/40 and 7780 S7-S9. Also confirmed UT Monday August 20 from 0301 on Area 51 webcast, and fair at 0314 check on WBCQ 5129.8v; also confirmed at 0342 on WRMI webcast of 9955 from 0330, and immediate repeat from 0400 on webcast only at 0423 check. Next:
Mon 2330 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030 WRMI 7780 to NE, 5950 to WNW [or #1944?]
Tue 2130 WRMI 5950 to WNW [or #1944?]
Full schedule for WOR on all outlets, not just SW; podcast linx:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5129.8, Aug 20 at 0547, no signal from WBCQ, presumed off as at least a carrier should be detectable. Fortunately it was on for WORLD OF RADIO 2.8 hours earlier (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5830, August 20 at 0147, WTWW-1 remains OFF, clearing the channel for a uteblaap.

5085, August 20 at 0154, WTWW-2 is only active frequency, Ted ad for http://carshortwaveradio.com I have not heard before, during DJ show, back to John Edwards. This is the BST-1 I have and use every drive. I got it for review. For me the drawbacks are: no way for direct frequency entry: you have to set up memories, or switch to up or down tuning (and you better be parked); I don`t have RDS so no visual display of frequencies or axions; frequencies may be ``displayed`` by Morse code numbers on demand (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15665-15670-15675, Monday August 20 at 1350, WINB DRM is on again, but extremely assymetrical; sounding like ``normal`` DRM noise on the USB, but quite rougher and louder on the LSB (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1430, Aug 20 at 0213 UT, KZQZ (kay-zee-cue-zee) 1430 ID amid rock music just as I intune. Checking this whether it`s really the St Louis station I was hearing during the WION defacto DX test, so yes, it was, despite null meward in NRC Pattern Book. Is this still correct, per FCC AM Query? The 5 kW night field strength plot just redated August 17, 2018!
https://transition.fcc.gov/Bureaus/MB/Databases/AM_DA_patterns/1513373-119319.pdf
still shows deep nulls toward the SW and NE, major lobe NNW and secondary lobe SSE --- while 50 kW day pattern is quite the reverse, ENE and WSW lobes with only null toward the SSE:
https://transition.fcc.gov/Bureaus/MB/Databases/AM_DA_patterns/1513373-119318.pdf
so I conclude they are really running day pattern and probably day power, at night (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 4810, Aug 20 at 0549, JBA carrier vs the utehash on hi side, intriguing; it`s fading a bit so seems genuine, and could not be a MW harmonic. Certainly not India or Armenia, neither scheduled nor propagable at this hour. Aoki/NDXC has one other 4810, Radio Logos, Chazuta, PerÃ, supposedly at 0900-2400 but seemingly inactive.

Last report of it was in a 60m survey by Daniel Wyllyans, Brasil: ``4810 kHz, 10 Mar. 2018, 0035, Radio Logos, Voz masculina no idioma espanhol falando do livro da BÃblia de MatÃus e sobre nossos pecados; recepÃÃo audÃvel, 34232`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Re the DRMish noise I have been hearing above 7555 while AIR is DRMing on 7545-7550-7555, Noel Green, England, replies Aug 19:

``There certainly is something else, and it's been there for a long time. If memory serves me correctly, it is connected with the French navy unless there has been a change meanwhile. It is now a digital (STANAG?) type signal, but previously used to operate with a different system [and noise]. I've searched a couple of files but can't find it listed there. Aoki etc. doesn't list it but I'm fairly certain that they used to do so. The exact frequency is difficult to determine as it spreads from about 7551.8 to about 7557.6, and whenever I tune around there, it is always on air --- like now at 1730 UT [Sunday]. Perhaps this is what you're hearing? 73 from Noel Green, England``

Aoki doesn`t list pure utilities; EiBi does but mostly voice or fax modes (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1704 UT August 20

 

Glenn Hauser logs August 18-19, 2018  View Printable Version 
Sunday, August 19 2018

Hauser
** CUBA. 5040, Aug 19 at 0411, this RHC frequency is OFF; while 5025 Rebelde remains. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 11860, August 18 at 1912, R. Martà is still gone, but not the wall-of-noise jamming. At 1932, RHC French has started, and still jamming! So RM got Cuba to jam itself (and only itself) on this frequency; way to go! 11860, August 19 at 1409 & 1826 chex, still jamming and no replacement found for MartÃ. Possibly, but unlikely, OCB plan to add it on weekdays only? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDIA. Re my previous report, I mixed up the dates of Alan Roe`s obs: ``Just to clarify: I noted AIR on 7550 kHz in AM mode on Aug 16 around 1855 UT, and in DRM mode again Aug 17 at 1945 UT. Also in DRM right now (Aug 18 at 2155 UT) Regards & 73, Alan Roe, Teddington, UK`` (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 10057-USB, Aug 19 at 0349, contact by San Francisco with unID flight, both weak. These ATC frequencies are very sporadic, and contacts as brief as possible, pertinent business only (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1943 monitoring: confirmed UT Sunday August 19 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, MO, concluding at 0347 so started circa 0318; S9+30 vs storm crashes. Next:
Sun 2130 WRMI 7780 to NE [NEW]
Sun 2330 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Mon 0130.5 WRMI 5850 to NW, 7780 to NE
Mon 0300v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 0400 WRMI webcast only, non-direxional
Mon 2330 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030 WRMI 7780 to NE, 5950 to WNW [or #1944?]
Tue 2130 WRMI 5950 to WNW [or #1944?]

Full schedule for WOR on all outlets, not just SW; podcast linx:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9395, Saturday August 18 at 2253, `Voice of the Report of the Week`, John announcement after music, is still on this secret WRMI transmission, from 2200; probably also // 7780, too weak to tell in noise level; and ex-11580 remains off.

9395, Sat Aug 18 at 2316, Bob Biermann`s `Your Weekend Show` during this hour, as he is talking about St. Kitts & Nevis --- he visited there over two years ago to see about getting R. Paradise, 820, St. Kitts back on the air, as it had been off for 3 years then and still is, but instead discovered another Christian station on adjacent Nevis, Praise FM 99.3, which now he wants to help develop (Paradise is/was owned by his former cohort on WRMI, Rick Wiles, the fake-news ``TruNews`` gospel huxter, who supposedly had big plans for broadcasting from St. Kitts) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15809.938, Sat Aug 18 at 1934, WTWW-3 is on with S9+30 of classic rock, while 9475, 9930 and 5830 are all off. But WTWW-2, 5085 is running at midday // 15809.938 with ham talk, S7-S5 vs noise level; 1944 Ted mentions being on both frequencies (rounded off), and it`s live(?) from the Huntsville AL hamfest which I gather is one of the major ones. At 2246 recheck, JBA carrier on 15810-, so apparently still on but propagation has dropped out, but 5085 is off, and so still is WTWW-1, neither 9475 nor 5085; what are we going to do without our daily dose of white identity racism?? #3 appears quite stably off-frequency; on July 7 I measured it on .937, within margin of error.

5085, Sat Aug 18 at 2328, WTWW-2 still hasn`t come back on air. `Theater Organ in the Ozarx` had been rescheduled a sesquihour earlier than 0100v+ UT Sundays: learnt about it too late a biweek ago, and forgot to check a week ago, so I`m all set now, but --- no show! Despite still being on websked. By 2344 at least 5085 has come on the air, no 15809+ audible, but with classic rock music, presumed one of the farmed-out DJ shows, ditto at 0018 & 0116 chex August 19.

15809.930, Aug 19 at 1822 & 1923, JBA carrier about as weak as degraded 15825 WWCR, must be WTWW-3, while no other WTWW transmitters are on. Can`t tell programming but probably SFAW (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5050, Sat Aug 18 at 2324, WWRB is already on with gospel huxter, and modulation is OK! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1951 UT August 19

 

Glenn Hauser logs August 17-18, 2019  View Printable Version 
Saturday, August 18 2018

Hauser
** ALBANIA [non]. 9395, Aug 18 at 0252 rockmusic from WRMI I suspect is not Radio Tirana relay from 0230 --- until I hear its IS at 0258; poor to very poor. May have been restored several days ago as I have not been checking everynight. Mark Coady, Ont., had it already Aug 15 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13700, Aug 17 at 1349, RHC is S9+10/20 of dead air; 13740 is OK at S8/S9+10. By 1422, 13700 is finally modulating. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13740, Aug 18 at 1404, both transmitters are on past 1405, RHC Spanish audible underneath CRI News in English from China Plus. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 11860, Aug 17 at 1358, R. Martà open carrier is on at S9, vs pulse jamming. 1422 recheck, RM modulation good over jamming. Aug 17 at 2008, now RM and RHC are still colliding at about equal levels producing that medium SAH.

11860, Aug 18 at 1402, jamming but NO Radio MartÃ, not even a carrier amid the noise, tho I do hear some regular double-beeps by the jammers. Meanwhile old RM frequency 11930 is still well audible over jamming. I search the 9, 11, 13 and 15 MHz bands for a possible RM replacement, but nothing (while old 13605 does remain). Maybe I should have tried 7335, 7365 which had been closing by 1400? Same situation at 1528, 1705, as the jamming is still running against nothing on 11860. We shall see whether RHC has remained steadfast on 11860 from 1930? I wonder if OCB will now be issuing press release about what a mistake they made with 11860? Or blame RHC for blocking them even tho it was there way first. Ha (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDIA [non?]. 7555-7560, Aug 18 at 0014, DRMish noise in this range, but not below 7555. Maybe nothing to do with AIR, which had been resuming DRM on 7545-7550-7555 until 0045, but latest report from Alan Roe August 17 says it`s back to AM again (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA. 7255-, Aug 18 at 0607, nothing from the usual VON bigsig in Hausa; you never know whether it will be on or off (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA, 6950-USB, Aug 18 at 0004, pirate with soul music, sounds like the late Aretha, sure, S9+20. Off at 0033 recheck. These say it was Wolverine Radio from 2333 Aug 17:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,45192.0.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. K17JN-D, Enid satellator of 3ABN, Aug 17 circa 1500 UT, all six subchannels are still black and silent. Aug 18 at 1423 UT, restored to previous situation --- only 17-2 and 17-6 are vacant, the other four resumed (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. OETA technical difficulties test pattern: now uploaded is a photo with sharper resolution, same as from March 2015 which also had some false color tinges. It`s really totally black and white. You can now resolve the 4-station IDs at the bottom in tiny font. This was snapped sometime in early August when they lost programming for a few minutes. A neat and unique design, I have always thought:
http://www.w4uvh.net/OETAtechpat2018.jpg

BTW, OETA is now in another `Festival`, i.e. fundraiser, pre-empting almost all our favorite regular programming for two weeks? of pledge breaks interrupted by mostly self-improvement or sixties-rock shows. For PBS stations to keep doing this, the tactic must work, but sure doesn`t for me (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1943 monitoring: confirmed Saturday August 18 from 1431 on Hamburger Lokalradio, 6190-CUSB, sufficient via UTwente SDR (as was Media Network+ before it: at 1417 check a 2012y interview with someone named Klein(sp?) about a longwave book). Next:

Sat 1930v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2130 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe, or 2330?]
Sun 0310v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1030 HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW
Sun 2130 WRMI 7780 to NE [NEW]
Sun 2330 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Mon 0130.5 WRMI 5850 to NW, 7780 to NE
Mon 0300v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 0400 WRMI webcast only, non-direxional
Mon 2330 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030 WRMI 7780 to NE, 5950 to WNW [or #1944?]
Tue 2130 WRMI 5950 to WNW [or #1944?]

Full schedule for WOR on all outlets, not just SW; podcast linx:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7490+, UT Sat August 18 at 0001, WBCQ starting `Allan Weiner Worldwide` with his interjexions amid ``William Tell Overture`` theme --- but 9330+ is still BSing; by 0003 it has joined to // 7490. I can also barely detect // synchro 5130-. 9330 reception is slightly better than 7490. First topic is a TV news report about the 500 kW project, on WAGM-TV Presque Isle, which we have already publicized to the WOR iog tnx to Artie Bigley finding it:

``Tuning in to Monticello
The town of Monticello will soon be home to one of the largest short wave radio stations in the world, according to those involved. In this week's Aroostook 2020, News Source 8's Ashley Blackford finds out what this major project could mean for the area.
http://www.wagmtv.com/content/news/Tuning-in-to-Monticello-490955221.html
(Artie Bigley, OH, Aug 17, DX LISTENING DIGEST)``

It`s only 2:04 after the ad; see AW talking about it, shots of the huge central post for the rotatable antenna, other steel (gh)

He`s glad to get the word out to local areans on what this massive construxion is all about; but puts down WAGM for its long-time avoidance of WBCQ, viewed as a competitor, which it is not as a SW station. Joining him in studio are wife Angela and CE Tom Barna. Later discussion: WBCQ studios are in a 66-year-old trailer. Heavy winter snow/ice pileup on roof of another one collapsed it. At 0020, Mark Sills calls from Dallas, with news about closedown of the WWVs; considerable consternation --- Allan cannot believe this is really true. Finally someone (Larry?) clarifies that according to Glenn Hauser, closing is in the FY2019 budget request, not a done deal yet. Should it happen, Allan muses that WBCQ might dedicate a transmitter to timesignals. Blames stupid bureaucrats, but never Trump by name! They agree CHU is still running.

Allan also says there have been severe lightning storms, such as two days ago causing WBCQ to shut down --- that would be Wednesday Aug 15 circa 2100, an inconvenient time silencing World of Radio (and maybe why they did play me at the totally unexpected time of Thursday 2330 on 7490 --- for once, or from now on? No one at stations tells me anything). Someone asks if the wind turbines at WBCQ are still in use? No, mechanical difficulties. Discussed Tom helping out a station AW approves of, WCXU Caribou ME, as engineers put aside competitive constraints. I listen until 0058 and assume it will run a few minutes over. Have not heard from usual monitor John H. Carver, Jr., in mid-north Indiana, as I assume his computer is still down (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9955, Aug 18 at 1400, WRMI Saturday-only extension with Terry Blalock introducing his `Full Gospel Hour`, then right into eruptions (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1843 UT August 18

 

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