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Glenn Hauser logs October 14-15, 2022  View Printable Version 
Saturday, October 15 2022

Hauser
** CANADA. 28197 CW, Oct 14 at 2141, four dashes at step-down powers,
DE VE7MTY/B --- relog of Oct 7 & 8, q.v.
``28.197 VE7MTY C PITT MEADOWS, BC # 25W, VERTICAL``
See also MEXICO, USA, more this session (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CANADA. Re my VE9XX log, ``Not clear why he keeps a 9 call in a #1
call area. More unique?``

``Originally, all three Maritime provinces (New Brunswick, Nova
Scotia, and Prince Edward Island) used the VE1 prefix. VE9 used to be
for experimental stations. In 1990, the PEI prefix for new licences
became VY2 and in 1994, the NB prefix for new licences became VE9.
Holders of a VE1 prefix in NB had the choice to keep it or switch to
VE9. For example, VE1UNB became VE9UNB. Only NS retained the VE1
prefix. And so there are hams in all three provinces using VE1 just
not all of them. -- Richard Langley``

``VE9 has been the NB call sign for quite a while now. See “Call signs
in Canada” on Wikipedia,
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Brunswick
which says: ``<< with latecomer "VE9" for New Brunswick. ("VE1" used
to be for all three Maritime provinces.)>>> 73, Saul Broudy (W3WHK),
Philadelphia, PA, USA`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 13740, Oct 14 at 1456, RHC on here instead of 13700, but off
by 1505 recheck. EiBi shows 13740 at 11-14, 13700 at 13-15.
Something`s always wrong at RHC. The Other Side:

``Protests in Cuba: 'The rift between the regime and the people is
widening, the circumstances for a total breakdown are in place'

Three analysts offer DIARIO DE CUBA their viewpoints on the most
recent demonstrations: 'People have learned to stop being mere
populations, and are starting to be citizens'.
Ángeles Rosas, Madrid, 12 Oct 2022 - 16:53 CEST`` ...
https://diariodecuba.com/cuba/1665586439_42805.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** EGYPT. 9439.995, Oct 14 at 2123, no signal today from R. Cairo into
UTwente. Consequently, no egregious distortion! Making progress (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** KIRITIMATI [and non]. 846 kHz, Oct 14 at 0632, JBA carrier,
reconfirming R. Kiribati is on this Friday night; only other 9/kHz JBA
carriers: 855-2, 882 and 711 = likely Spain, Canary, Morocco resp.
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** MEXICO. 28171 CW, Oct 14 at 2136, three dashes, XE1FAS/B EK##,
Puebla beacon with same remarx as on my Sept. 24 log, q.v.

28183 CW, Oct 14 at 2139, Cerro Gordo beacon: VVV XE1RCS/B EK09, and
long dash, also as on Sept 24 log, q.v. and Oct 8. Other beacons this
session: see CANADA, USA (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NIGERIA [non]. 7255-, Oct 14 at 0624, absence again of VON.
7255-, Oct 14 at 1727, no signature signal into Spain SDR, just JBA
carrier almost on-frequency from Tibet. 1837, not even that; while
Canary SDR is too busy (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6925 USB, Oct 13 at 2325, S6/S7 of pirate music,
``Lay, Lady, Lay``. Many logs here of WTF Radio Worldwide:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,103208.0.html
Nothing else heard on pirate band now (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 10m ham beacons hopping again, Oct 14 at 2143-2146 UT,
including a few I have time to log, besides CANADA, MEXICO:

28210.8 CW, FL FL FL VVV DE NX3GT/B --- WI5V list, and QRZ.com:
``28.2108 NX4GT C CLERMONT, FLORIDA 5 WATTS, # VERTICAL DIPOLE. New 19
Jan 2019. Call chgd 4/2022``
``NX4GT USA flag USA
Gary V Thornton, 3231 Sanders Rd, Davenport, FL 33837 USA
new for me; nothing about a beacon, but:
``I am into nudism, wilderness camping and canoeing, hiking, sailing
and small power boating, skydiving, and homebrew QRP, and I try to
combine my interests whenever possible. (For example, Flea powered CW
rig while naked in my campsite miles away from the nearest road, or
from the sailboat in the middle of nowhere, or operating parachute
mobile while skydiving (my first parachute mobile was in the 1970s,
and included a phone patch to my mother!), bicycle mobile, etc)``

28214.3 CW, W6REK/B - only over & over; previously logged Jan 14.
``28.2143 W6REK C San Jose, CA # 25W, VERTICAL DIPOLE``
``W6REK USA flag USA
HENRY A STRICKLAND, III, 1215 Monte Sano Ave Apt 1, AUGUSTA, GA 30904
NOTE ABOUT 10m Beacon W6REK/B on 28.214.3 (coordinated): the beacon is
in San José, California, USA; grid square CM97ah.
See http://wiki.yak.net/1107?size1=XL&size=M [huge file]
(I'll try to let RBN know where it is.)``

28216 CW, 4 dashes at step-down powers, DE K3FX/B ...
``28.216 K3FX C NEPTUNE CITY, NEW JERSEY # 5W, 1/2 VERTICAL.
``K3FX USA flag USA
CHARLES P BAKER, PO BOX 134, BRADLEY BEACH, NJ 07720-0134 USA``
``10 METER CW PROPAGATION BEACON: ♦ 7 ERPw on 28.2160 MHz ♦ Icom
IC-706MKIIG ♦ Super CMOS 3 Controller ♦ Cushcraft AR-10 half-wave
vertical @ 50' AGL / 65' ASL ♦ Farthest Confirmed Reception - 14,135
km (8,783 statute miles) by ZL2IFB in Hastings, New Zealand (RF80hl)
at 0138 UTC 15-APR-2010.`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2160 monitoring: confirmed UT
Friday Oct 14 at 0330 on WRMI 9455, S9+20 into west TX SDR,
substituting, temporarily? for still silent 7780. Also from TX:

``Hello my friend! I have been listening to your program via WRMI on
9.455 MHz. On Thursday nights at 2230 my time (Central Time), 0330
GMT. It`s great and I wanted to tell you how much I enjoy it and how
helpful and informative it is. I remember your name from a couple of
club bulletins out of my past, (ASWLC, NASWA). It does my heart good
to see you are still at work in the SWL hobby. Terry Kelly K5NGD``

``Heard the second half of the program via WRMI on 9455 kHz, 0345-0400
UT on Oct. 14. Signal was generally fair, although some fades were
more difficult to counteract. Average SINPO 43333. 73, Ricky Leong,
Calgary, Alberta, Canada``

Also confirmed Friday October 14 at 1430 on WRMI 9955, S8/S9 direct,
undermodulated, no jamming audible; by 1455 down to S4/S5.

Also confirmed Friday October 14 from 1815.3 on IRRS SW via BULGARIA
7290.001, S7/S9 into UTwente, and also JBA S5 on X2 = 14580 at 1833
check, tuning LSB to avoid warble on USB; and on AM Italia, 1323 kHz,
Villa Estense, where there is continuing heavy CCI from Romania in
German, WOR at best vying for equal level, intolerable; while 918
transmitter is not on air despite clear frequency, as if they are not
taking my advice. To completion 1844.

My monitoring before and after: 1756 I tune in 1323 to hear classical
piano music from Romania, IRRS English talk underneath. 1759 Hungarian
announcement atop IRRS; 1800 `Feature Story News` is JBA under German
now from Rom.

Always late at *1800.8, 7290 pops on the air, JIP `FSN`; 1803 `Spotlite`
segment about threats to wildlife; 1805 IRRS ID and music fill, until
1812 opens an astronomy show, missed title, but hosted by someone from
magazine Universe Today, guest about Jupiter being close to
Opposition; and the DART mission. Chopped of at 1815 for IRRS ID and
WOR.

Afterwards, 1844 music, ID, more music fill until 7290 chops off at
1857 just in time to avoid the ChiCom ACI which is just starting;
while 1323 continues with birdcalls, fragment of TUC Radio opening,
still heavy CCI from Romania in German until few seconds of tone from
it at 1900 and off, just in time to hear on 1323 ``IRRS Shortwave
signing off`` and Verdi theme --- even tho SW 7290 already cuts off at
1857 without any formal s/off!! At 1903 `Feature Story News`.

Also confirmed next play on AM Italia 1323 only, at 2030 after Irish
music show, IRRS/NEXUS ID, S9+5/15, now with much less QRM but still
some understation. Next:

0400 UT Saturday WBCQ Radio Angela 5130v 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 5950 [NEW]
0030 UT Monday WRMI *7780 to SW
0300vUT Monday WBCQ Area 51 6160v 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, preferably by money order
or check on a US bank. Thanks this week to Joe Caberlin, VE1EJ, Port
Colborne, Ontario

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

** U S A. [WOR] WRMI 15770 kHz Back On the Air
From: Radio Miami International <radiomiami9@gmail.com>
Sent: Friday, October 14, 2022, 11:30:52 PM GMT+1 [2230:52 UT]

``Dear Clients, Listeners and Friends: At 1900 UT today (October 13),
WRMI's frequency of 15770 kHz was back on the air, finally, after
Hurricane Ian had severely damaged the transmission lines between this
transmitter and antenna. We have been broadcasting much of the normal
15770 kHz programming on other WRMI frequencies since the hurricane,
but everything is now back on 15770 kHz again.

Next week, we will be working on getting 21525, 5850, 7570 and 7730
kHz back on the air. We are already broadcasting on our other
frequencies of 5010, 5800, 5950, 7730, 9395, 9455, 9955 and now 15770
kHz.

We want to thank dozens of WRMI listeners, clients and supporters
around the world who have donated to our hurricane restoration fund to
get all of our frequencies back on the air as soon as possible after
the strong winds of Hurricane Ian did extensive damage to our antennas
and transmission lines. We greatly appreciate their contributions and
the dedication of our staff who have been working continuously to
restore everything back to normality.

Jeff White
Jeff White, General Manager
WRMI Radio Miami International
10400 NW 240th Street
Okeechobee, Florida 34972 USA

Tel +1-305-559-9764
Fax +1-863-467-0185
www.wrmi.net``

Nominal 15770 WRMI-9 hours are/were: 1100-2400 UT - but I had just
checked circa 2345 and no signal into UTwente or Maryland SDRs. Is it
again on a 44 degree azimuth, antenna which was reportedly
irreparable? Glenn

Walt Salmaniw replies: ``I've got a somewhat strong wobbly carrier on
15770 at 0004 UT tune in, Glenn. OC only. Walt in Masset, BC`` (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 3265+, Oct 14 at 2358, no WBCQ signal into Maryland SDR when
it might have been gearing up for 1 hour a week activity during
`AAAWWW`; while IS & ID loop is running on 5130-, two hours earlier
than on other nights. At 0000 UT Sat Oct 25, that joins 6160- and
7490- for `AAAWWW`, which seems to be new despite initial A&A banter
about whether her mike is on, etc., discussion of big egos among
broadcasters, especially TV --- until at 0008 he admits that this is
live if you are hearing it on 2 September 2022. We`re not, but
checking my log, I missed it that week. At 0034 he readmits that it`s
2 Sept YOOLF 2022, from Studio 9 in FLA. Then checking today`s twit:

``Allan Weiner @AllanWBCQ · 11h [c. 13 UT Oct. 14] 7490/6160/5130 kHz
tonight at 8pm eastern. Angela & Allan Worldwide. Tune up that great
shortwave radio and let’s have some fun. Listen in. Call in. Email in.
207-286-5483, wbcq@wbcq.com. All for you on WBCQ. Unstable times need
real non-fake media. Real radio. Real life❤️`` -- so he correctly does
not claim to be on 3265 this week, but since it`s a sesquimonth-
old-rerun, why does he ask for calls-in?? 0035 olds about FCC
notifying property owners about fines for accommodating pirates. New
clients on any WBCQ frequency are charged a flat rate of $ 50/hour,
less than a meal at a restaurant, he thinx. Larger blox negotiable.
0056 squeezes in some FRW logs of frequency and name only, just in
from Harold; back then (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5130 minus 26 Hz = 5129.974, UT Sat Oct 15 at 0230-0259,
good `Greek Music Refuge` on WBCQ Radio Angela, programmed by
Zacharias Liangas and presented by Bill Tilford, S8/S9 into Maryland
remote, then 0300 faux-timesignal and `FTIOM` ``For you to Enjoy``.
Opening edited in ``5130`` instead of 4790 which remains in email
address (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** VANUATU. 7260, Oct 14 at 0624, usual poor signal of R Vanuatu X1
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** VATICAN. 9645, Friday October 14 at 0618, RCC-style chanting in
unknown language, S7/S9, presumed Vatican Radio, but normally here
only on UT Sundays for Ukrainian & Romanian liturgies at 0605/0820;
per EiBi, CNR1 Beijing site these hours on 9645 except Siesta
Tuesdays, but no sign of that. So Oct 14 is some holy-day for the
RCatholix? Nothing about it in the Oct 13 Vatican News Newsletter, to
which I subscribed in a mostly-vain attempt to keep informed about its
SW broadcasts (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report despatched at 0327 UT October 15

 

Glenn Hauser logs October 13-14, 2022  View Printable Version 
Friday, October 14 2022

Hauser
** CUBA. 5025, Oct 13 at 0626, S9/+10 of dead air instead of Radio
Rebelde. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba.

5040, 11670, Oct 13 at 0630, these and all other RHC frequencies off,
except: 6060 // 6100, both S9/+10 and modulated; 6140, had been
presumed leapfrog mixing product of those two but stronger tonight,
S5/S7 and no modulation, so something else? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD
OF RADIO 2160)

** NIGERIA. 7255-, Oct 13 at 0634, still no VON direct (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2159 monitoring, WRMI: ``9395,
static QRN, S9 signal, 0030, 0056 (45343), 0059, Oct 13 UTC 2022 [Thu]
(Lemke, Richard -AB) 73’s, Richard``

Confirmed UT Thursday October 13 at 0030 on WRMI 9395, VG S9+5/15 into
Maryland SDR.

Also confirmed UT Thursday October 13 at 0130 on WRMI 5010, S9/+15
into Bonaire SDR [but 5010 off the air again 24 hours later direct].
Preceding on Oct 13 was SearchingHisWord, a.k.a. Alameda Bible
Fellowship, robotic readings from California, ending just in time at
0130 for WOR, minus any ID break.

WORLD OF RADIO 2160 contents: Antarctica, Australia, (Bulgaria),
Canada, China, Cuba, Egypt, Ethiopia non, Germany, Indonesia,
International JOTA, Kazakhstan, Kiritimati, Korea North & South,
Kurdistan non, Kuwait, Malaysia, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Oklahoma, Poland,
Romania, Russia, Turkey, UK, USA, Vanuatu, Vietnam; Purple Power;
propagation outlook - (country mentioned not in order)

WORLD OF RADIO 2160 available from 0119 UT October 14:

(mp3 stream) https://www.w4uvh.net/wor2160.m3u
(mp3 download) https://www.w4uvh.net/wor2160.mp3

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

The shortwave+ broadcasts should be:
*WRMI frequencies not yet restored as of October 14! But check all
other frequencies at scheduled times for possible substitutions

0330 UT Friday WRMI *7780 to SW; but last week on 9455!!
1430 UT Friday WRMI 9955 to SSE [jammed? by Cuba]
1815 UT Friday IRRS 7290-Bulgaria to WNW, 14580?; 1323 & 918?
& 207?-Italy
2030 UT Friday IRRS 1323 & 918? & 207?-Italy
0400 UT Saturday WBCQ Radio Angela 5130v 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 5950 [NEW]
0030 UT Monday WRMI *7780 to SW
0300vUT Monday WBCQ Area 51 6160v 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, preferably by money order
or check on a US bank. Thanks this week to Joe Caberlin, VE1EJ, Port
Colborne, Ontario

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

Confirmed still NOT on any WRMI frequency at the former time for first
broadcast, UT Friday Oct 14 at 0130. 7730 supposedly on air at low
power but inaudible direct, 5850 still off. But if and when they
resume, presumably with other programming unless Jeff relent. I have
not wanted to press him about this with all his major problems. Try 9455
UT Friday at 0330 like last week. BTW, in the Ethiopia [non] item I
perpetuated a typo as until 1830 instead of -1630 UT (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** VANUATU. 7260, Oct 13 at 0634, S7/S9 of presumed Bislama talk on
Radio Vanuatu (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 7555-7585 approx., Oct 13 at 0632, DRMish noise in the
absence of 7570 WRMI, and have also noticed before. Far too wideband
for regular sharp 10-kHz-wide DRM. There is also a JBA carrier at the
lower edge 7555. None of this explicable in broadcast listings; maybe
utilitarian (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0249 UT October 14

 

Glenn Hauser log roundup October 6-12, 2022  View Printable Version 
Thursday, October 13 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_1006_1012.txt

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

 

Glenn Hauser logs October 11-12, 2022  View Printable Version 
Thursday, October 13 2022

Hauser
** ANTARCTICA. 15475.98 RC USB, Wed Oct 12, best Argentine remote is
back, no signal yet from 1435 tune-in. LRA36 cuts on S7/S9 during song
at *1443.8, better than via Montevideo. Music thru hourtop 1500; 1502
finally canned sign-on, multi-lingual including English that this will
be in Spanish, concluding with what sounds like a mashup of Russian
and Korean; staff names, ``Nacional, la Radio Pública``; 1503.5
themesong; 1507 recitation, song; 1513 ``live`` YL chat on the 25th
program of the season; about kids in school; 1517 weather but hard to
copy: temp 7 degrees, menos? 9 degrees also mentioned, winds from
south, 97? kph, with harp music background; 1519 phones and other
contact info; 1520 says Wed broadcast repeats on Fri & Sat --- always
or this week? Also a special broadcast on Thursday as it`s the
anniversary of LRA36 --- this week only? 1522 song; 1526.6, ``Radio
Arcángel San Gabriel`` ID, ``su compañía``; YLs talking more about the
kids in school #38; on Friday got a greeting from astronaut on ISS;
1535 This Week in History starting with something in 1820y; 1540 song;
1542 about Race Day Oct 12 = Día de la Raza, cultural diversity; 1550
male voice guest; constant musical background, which I consider a
crutch by speakers who think their own voices alone would be too
boring, but also amounts to self-QRM as at 1603 the music is singing;
1613 to song only; 1616 repeat the ID with staff, which is the defacto
sign-off as well as -on, and off? No, pause, a couple more notes of
music and then gone at 1617*. LRA36ers have never learned how to do
proper smooth signs-on-and-off (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** BRAZIL. 28270.5 CW, Oct 11 at 2306, VVV PY4MAB ... dash, only
beacon on band, and maybe my first from Brasil: 28.2705 PY4MAB C POÇOS
DE CALDAS BRAZIL 10W VERTICAL coordinated 2 Dec 2021 --- It`s JBA and
fading, not sure of all the letters after the number, but only this
one fits on the WI5V roster. PdC, a spa city in Minas Gerais, is 8418
km = 5231 miles from Enid by great circle, not bad for 1 dekawatt =
523.1 mi/W; considerably closer thru the earth. A bit further really
via ionosphere above the surface; QRZ.com:

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

``- 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.``

Huge gallery of equipment, the city, wildlife, but hardly any humans:
https://www.qrz.com/db/PY4MAB

I soon also have a PY on 10m phone:
28425 USB, Oct 11 at 2310, PY5HO contacting unheard VE3JAR; QRZ.com:
PY5HO Brazil flag Brazil
ADILSON JANKE
RUA VENEZUELA 286
CURITIBA - PARANÁ CEP 82510-100
Brazil
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CANADA [and non]. 28483 USB, Oct 11 at 2312, VE9XX with ZL1WN, both
with good signals here. ZL says VE is 100 watts from dipole in his
attic.
VE9XX Canada flag Canada
Donald Gerard Whitty
936 Route 315
Dunlop, NB E8K 2M7
Canada
Not clear why he keeps a 9 call in a #1 call area. More unique? And:

ZL1WN New Zealand flag New Zealand
ROSS BIGGAR
210 Oroua Rd, R D 5
Palmerston North 4475
New Zealand
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CHINA. 13130 and weaker 13020, Oct 12 at 1358, CNR1 jammers against
SOH until TS 1400*. Also suspicious open carrier on 13190 which stays
on. 13190 had seemed to replace another jammer on 13170 (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

** EGYPT. 9439.995, Oct 12 at 2203, R. Cairo is on at S9+40 into
UTwente, but usual horrible distortion in presumed English. Let`s try
Turkey. Something`s always egregious in Egypt (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** KIRITIMATI. 846, Oct 12 at 0635, can`t detect a JBA carrier here
from R. Kiribati; but despite being Wednesday, Gary Pence reports:
``Hi Glenn, 846 kHz heard at 0602z peaking S8 with audio heard in AM
narrow and shown in the waterfall with periods of deep fade also on
NM7A SDR Deer Harbor, WA. And Smeter.net SDR in Newport, Oregon. 73,
Gary`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NIGERIA. 7255-, Oct 12 at 0623 direct, VON at S9+10/15 of dead air,
or maybe a trace of modulation.

7255-, Oct 12 at 1728, JBA signal into Canary SDR at S9/+10 including
storm crashes from Morocco, western Algeria, but mainly squeal vs
undermodulation, and offset -67 Hz signature so really VON 7254.933,
but totally unusable. Ditto still at 1850 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. 515 MCW kHz, Oct 11 at 2316 UT, PN, ND beacon is back on
again from PoNca City. Had been off whenever checked since Oct 7 and
still off earlier today; so sporadic (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. Governor vetoed funding for emergency rural warnings
via OETA:

``PBS WARN
https://www.oeta.tv/about/warn/

OETA and our infrastructure across the state plays a crucial role in
protecting Oklahoma communities by ensuring uninterrupted distribution
of Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEAs), including severe weather warnings
and AMBER alerts to every corner of the state. This service is part of
public television’s commitment to strengthening the safety of all our
communities.

PBS WARN (Warning, Alert, Response Network) uses OETA’s unique reach,
reliability, and local connections across the state of Oklahoma to
provide a vital backup path for the WEA system, which allows local,
state and national government agencies (like FEMA) to instantly send
short message warnings from geo-targeted cell phone towers directly to
a nearby user's mobile device.

If a cybersecurity incident or internet disruption to a carrier
facility breaks its primary connection to FEMA, PBS WARN provides an
immediate alternate source of inbound WEA messages.

See PBS WARN in action! The map below shows all active WEAs in the US,
which WARN is broadcasting in real time.``

{also: OETA coverage map from 18 antennas}

``Special Notice {with embedded linx}
https://www.oeta.tv/

On October 5th, we were disappointed to learn that House Bill 1009
was vetoed. This bill was authored to appropriate a reasonable portion
of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds to allow Oklahoma
Educational Television Authority (OETA) to make essential
infrastructure upgrades to maintain and enhance datacasting, emergency
alerting communications and broadcasting capabilities to all
seventy-seven counties in Oklahoma. HB1009 represents many months of
planning and bi-partisan cooperation to ensure the longevity of vital
statewide infrastructure and the safety and security of Oklahomans
across our great state, especially in rural communities. Our hope is
that legislative leadership will soon come together once more to
address this action. We are grateful for our many supporters who have
reached out to us and we will continue to pursue our mission of
providing essential educational content and services that inform,
inspire, and connect Oklahomans to ideas and information that enrich
their quality of life.``

Enid News & Eagle:

https://www.enidnews.com/news/governors-veto-of-funding-for-rural-oklahoma-upsets-lawmakers/article_f9379ed0-45c6-11ed-893d-6f5a2f39718d.html

``Governor's veto of funding for rural Oklahoma upsets lawmakers
Janelle Stecklein | CNHI Oklahoma Oct 6, 2022

OKLAHOMA CITY — Gov. Kevin Stitt vetoed two bills designed to increase
emergency response infrastructure.

Stitt said “the long-term, strategic value” of the appropriations had
not been clearly established, but one lawmaker said Thursday it
amounts to a declaration that he does care about emergencies in rural
Oklahoma.

Stitt vetoed three legislative American Rescue Plan Act funding
priorities, catching some legislators and Oklahomans off guard. Those
vetoes included:

• $ 6 million to build nine regionally located emergency operations
centers across the state.

• $ 8.19 million so the Oklahoma Educational Television Authority
(OETA) could make necessary upgrades to its emergency alerting
communications.

• $ 10 million to Oklahoma Arts Council to distribute to struggling
nonprofits negatively impacted by the pandemic.

Legislative leaders hadn’t decided by late Thursday afternoon if they
would return to special session next week to try to override the
vetoes. They have until Oct. 14 to return.

In the case of OETA’s veto, Stitt wrote that it is “preferable that
these funds be used for infrastructure and water projects and
long-term strategic investments that will change the trajectory of our
state.”

He did sign over a dozen other bills approving the expenditures of
over a $ 1 billion in both federal ARPA money and state Progressing
Rural Economic Prosperity funding. Measures approved include broadband
expansion funding, economic and workforce development, investments in
mental health and improving healthcare access.

“It is my hope that these one-time funds will help us move the needle
in integral areas like improving crumbling infrastructure, addressing
the opioid epidemic, and expanding broadband services across Oklahoma
to get us closer to becoming a Top 10 state,” Stitt said in a
statement.

But state Rep. Logan Phillips, R-Mounds, said Stitt’s decision to veto
infrastructure upgrades to two of the biggest systems that help rural
Oklahomans during times of emergency came as an “absolute surprise.”
He said it followed a year of public meetings in which Stitt’s office
gave “zero input.”

Phillips said he’s concerned about Stitt’s decision to veto OETA’s
funding. In addition to providing public television statewide,
lawmakers have tasked the public station with operating the state’s
emergency warning systems. With no statewide cell phone network, it’s
OETA that coordinates with cell phone providers to warn rural
Oklahomans of pending tornadoes and flash flooding threats, wildfire
evacuations and issue missing children and elderly alerts.

The specialized system, which has been in place for 40 years, hasn’t
seen many upgrades, yet OETA towers are about the only system that
reaches the entire state.

A rural lawmaker, Phillips said Oklahoma has seen 400,000 acres of
land burn in the last eight years from wildfires.

“We’ve had a global pandemic. We’ve had massive tornados. We’ve had
earthquakes, freezes, fires and floods that have taken the land and
life of Oklahomans,” he said. “This is the system that rural
Oklahomans depend on to get warnings those events are happening.”

He said the nine emergency management centers would have served as
coordinating points when rural communities need people or supplies on
the ground during times of emergency.

“And the governor wholeheartedly said he does not care about
emergencies in rural Oklahoma,” Phillips said of Stitt’s vetoes.

Phillips is urging his colleagues to return to special next week to
override Stitt’s vetoes. He said he’s made his opinion known that the
vetoes are not OK and endanger Oklahomans. But he said it’s possible
that legislative leadership might not return and instead try to find
another workaround outside of the executive branch to get Oklahomans
what they need.

State Rep. Kyle Hilbert, R-Bristow, who oversaw the ARPA expenditure
efforts for the state House, said the three measures were good bills.
If lawmakers don’t come back, they could reconsider them in February.
But he said a new Legislature will be seated by February, so the
future of the proposals is unclear.

Still, Hilbert said there’s a need to replace OETA transmitters and
take care of the state assets, but said there may need to be a larger
conversation about infrastructure around towers with the departments
of public safety and transportation, too.

He said Thursday morning, just before Stitt publicly announced the
vetoes, two rural community theaters reached out interested in
receiving grants for their facilities.

He told them that bill just got vetoed and it’s no longer an option..

“I know there’s a desire for that as well because those facilities
certainly took a hit from the pandemic,” Hilbert said.``
(via Glenn Hauser, Enid, WOR)

** SPAIN. 17855, Wed Oct 12 at 2208, token English from REE/SNR
appropriately marks ``Día de la Hispanidad`` for which there have been
various celebrations the past week = Columbus Day, or in some
countries contrarily, ``El Día de la Raza``, leading into interview
with a novelist, Ricardo Fernández González.

This time NAm`s 17855 is still best at S9/+15 but with slight
modulation distortion; SAm 11940 at S9/+8; ME 15520 at S7/S9 noisy; Af
11670 S6/S8 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SRI LANKA [and non]. 11905, Oct 12 at 0030-0036, no signal direct
from SLBC. I used to listen to this a lot a few years ago on a
somewhat different schedule, never knowing exactly when it would flip
on after 0100. Back then probably not the Trincomalee site. It is
being reported in North America lately at 0030-0100 when it`s Bengali
or Hindi. Trans-polar from here, so a difficult path, K index now 2,
after R1 blackouts the past 24 hours, so just not propagating? By 0040
I`m trying the three KiwiSDRs in India, and none of them are getting
even a carrier either, but plenty of noise. So SLBC must not be on air
this morning. There`s another Hindi broadcast scheduled at 0200-0230:
at 0208, two/thirds of them get a JBA carrier, surely still
insufficient for SLBC, rather CNR6 from Beijing site scheduled after
0100 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 9830.021, Oct 12 at 2203, VOT English manages to be on but
with that awful squeal. Pass, over to Spain. Something`s always
erroneous at Emirler (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2159 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, monitoring and confirming the latest for
#2159, 9395 kHz and 5950 kHz only heard until the antenna farm can be
fixed up, Hurricane Ian, Hope to hear soon 5850 kHz, 1030 UT Wed. Oct
10, 2022 happy turkey day to the Canadians, WRMI:

5950, fading, solar wind noticed, 0030, 0044, 0058 (45433), (45333),
0059, Oct 10 UTC 2022 [Mon]
9395, QRN, 2330, jingle, 2345, 2356 S8 signal, 2358, Oct 11 UTC 2022
[Tue] (Lemke, Richard -AB) 73’s, Richard``

Confirmed Tuesday October 11 at 2240 the 2230 on WRMI 9955, S9+10
direct, over a trace of jamming. After 2300 during R. Libertad,
certainly more jamming.

Also confirmed Tuesday October 11 at 2330 on WRMI 9395, S9/+10 but
undermodulated compared to 9455, 9350, 9330.

Also confirmed Wednesday October 12 at 2120 the 2100 on WBCQ 7489.9v,
JBA S3/S5 direct; only after straining about 6 minutes can I recognize
a mention of BBC World Service as on my recording this week. 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, preferably 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. WRMI update from FB, Oct 11: ``After 15770, we will still
have to work on 5850, 7570, 7780 and 21525 kHz.``

From FB, Oct 10: ``On Wavescan, beginning October 16: Hurricane Fiona
and the early shortwave scene on Guadeloupe in the Caribbean. Update
on Hurricane Ian repairs at WRMI. How shortwave stations survived the
pandemic. Bangladesh DX Report.``

I`ve just found out about this, which started a week ago:


https://www.gofundme.com/f/save-our-shortwave-wrmi-hurricane-ian-damage/donations

``Hello, WRMI has a rich history of supplying news, information and
entertainment to the world from our Okeechobee, Florida Transmitters.

Hurricane Ian damage to our antenna farm is so extensive, it has
knocked us off the air to Europe and Africa.

We need your help to get us back on the air again to transmit to
Europe and Africa news, information, religious programming and
entertainment.

We have no insurance for the antenna farm due to the huge cost of
insurance premiums.

We are desperately asking for help around the world to get us back on
the air again to Europe and Africa. Your help is paramount to WRMI
returning to the air in the many countries in Europe and Africa.

Your help will allow WRMI to rebuild the transmission towers destroyed
by Hurricane Ian that are pointed towards Europe and Africa.

We thank you for your support of WRMI. Hurricane Ian knocked us down
pretty hard. But we know with your help, we can rise back up and
provide programming in many languages again to Europe and Africa.

Sincerely,
Jeff White
General Manager WRMI
Okeechobee, Florida

$ 530 raised of $ 60,000 goal`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** VANUATU. 7260, Oct 12 at 0624, RV reconfirmed but JBA, soon asleep
but Gary Pence, KM5X tells me: ``Also on at 0705z after song, OM and
YL reporting news in Bislama on 3945, 7890 and 11835, from S7 moderate
QRN to S9 and S9+5db on the X2 and X3 frequencies, on KFS SW antenna
at Halfmoon Bay, CA. Gary`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 2332 UT October 12

 

Glenn Hauser logs October 11, 2022  View Printable Version 
Tuesday, October 11 2022

Hauser
** CUBA. 11670, Oct 11 at 0640, RHC English at S9+10, a frequency
supposed to be only in Spanish and off by 0500. Sometimes happens,
failing to change same transmitter to one of 49mb frequencies, as now
all but 6165 are off, and that is also much weaker. However, 5040 is
also still on and in English, contrary to sked. And 5025 Rebelde is
off again. Somethings` always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** KIRITIMATI [non]. 846 kHz, Tue Oct 11 at 0622, no signal here from
R. Kiribati. Still JBA carriers on 684 & 621, likely Peninsular and
Islander Spain, still pre-sunrise.

For those who may be confused. Kiritimati is the correct spelling in
Gilbertese of Christmas. It sounds more similar than it looks, as the
``ti` is their way of rendering ``s``. It`s a subset of the entire
widely-spanned country of Kiribati, pronounced Kiribas, itself a
corruption of Gilbert. As such, Kiritimati should be considered a
separate ``radio country``, with 2 kilomiles of ocean between its
eastern and western islands (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** KURDISTAN [non]. 11775, Oct 11 at 0641, talk and presumably Kurdish
music, Dengê Welat via BULGARIA; with fast SAH and weaker CCI,
presumably Tuerkiyeish jammer. Or vice versa. Ivo says D.W. switches
from 7285 to 11775 at 0530, but unclear total span of each (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NIGERIA. 7255-, Oct 11 at 0625, no signal from VON direct. At 1809,
no signal either into Canary SDR (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2159 monitoring: confirmed UT
Tuesday October 11 at 0030 on WRMI 9395, VG S9/+20. Next:

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

*WRMI frequencies not yet reactivated, and may be considerable delay.
At those scheduled times, check all other active WRMI frequencies in
case there have been a schedule switch, at least temporarily.

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, preferably 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. 9455, Oct 11 at 0629, this WRMI is back on, S9+10 with SMTV,
the Supreme Masteress herself cut off at 0630 for Andean fill tune on
quena and guitar. VG modulation; and splatter seems to be fixed, for
now?

9395, Oct 11 at 0629, this S9+10 WRMI, briefly R. Tirana opening
German, the long-standing automation mixup at end of 0600 English
half-hour, originally only on 7730 which is supposed to be back on,
but low-power and hardly audible. Then at 0631 it too plays the quena
tune like 9455, but without two receivers going, I can`t be sure
whether synchronized or separate playouts. I think there was a WRMI ID
first at 0630 from one or both. By 0634 both have gone to a male
soloist, sounds like hymn, in unknown language. However, now 9395 has
become way undermodulated while 9455 remains VG. Strangeness.

Latest from WRMI on FB circa 1930 Oct 11: ``Here is today's update on
hurricane restoration work here at WRMI. We don't have any more
frequencies back on the air today, but we did finish most of the
repair work on our line truck so that we can hopefully continue
repairing the transmission lines in the antenna field tomorrow. Our
next target is 15770 kHz to Europe (also heard in the Middle East and
North Africa). If all goes well, we could have this back on the air by
the end of this week or early next week. Meanwhile, our partners at
Pan American Broadcasting in California, which places programming on
all of our WRMI frequencies, told us they are doing "somersaults of
joy" as we get more and more frequencies back on the air! (See photos
below of our Pan American colleagues Robin Boggs and Elizabeth
Dubach.)`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** VANUATU. 7260, Oct 11 at 0625 weakly audible still on this
fundamental. Did not manage to be awake after 0700 for 11835 check
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 15232.3 USB, Oct 11 at 1453, 2-way in colloquial
Spanish, lots of numbers, maybe kilos of drugs, one of them chirping
at cambios; at S9, INTRUDERS are not bothered by RHC on 15230, only
S7/S9 and just barely modulated. Nor am I. One of them may be closer
to 15232.4, as I try to tune for `normal` voices (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

This report dispatched at 2133 UT October 11

 

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