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Glenn Hauser logs July 2-3, 2020  View Printable Version 
Friday, July 03 2020

Hauser
** ALGERIA [non]. 13820, July 2 at 1828, RTA via FRANCE starts ENGLISH
segment, YL historical artistic talk about a painter whose name I
never catch, continuous music background. 1836 into another feature,
`Destination: Algeria` tourist talk by OM about the sights in the
northeast, then northwest; 1841 into Spanish, weekly Latin American
correspondent in Bs. As. about the COVID-19 situation especially in
Brasil. Tnx to Pedro Sedano, Spain, who tipped us on the WOR iogroup
that this hour only carries the International domestic network, not
just Arabic/Qur`an and some French but also English circa 1830 and
Spanish like this. Times could be 1 minute off as I recorded during
significantly home-grown salad lunch and did not listen until later.

AFAWK, this is the only time for English on SW, other than some
scattered IDs. Monitored here VG via UTwente SDR; didn`t try direct
but probably would hear more Cuban jamming against no Martí than RTA.
This hour on one frequency only. Also reported by Alan Roe, UK, and
via UTw, Richard Langley, NB (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 2041)

** CHINA. CNR1 jammer survey, July 2 at 1339: 14990 VP; 13160 two
signals; 1130 Chinese S5-S7; 12500 & 11440 JBA carriers.

At 1346: 11150 music, 11120 JBA, 11100 & 10920 JBA carriers (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA [non]. 9490.024, July 3 at 0150, Radio República is VG
S9+20/30 with the jamming underneath JBA for a change. Mentions ``Cuba
libre``, ending newscast with rooster crow. Caught my attention in
bandscan since this far off-frequency, unusual for Issoudun if FRANCE
still be the site with RMI the go-between broker rather than just
putting it on much closer Okeechobee. Europe is hot tonight, 9420
Greece also inbooming with its musical alternative (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** KOREA NORTH. 13760.201, July 2 at 1337, VOK exactly same remeasured
off-frequency for second day in a row, S3-S5, usual syrupy choral
music from paradise (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 2041)

** OKLAHOMA. Re: 1270 KRXO in Tulsa [now in Spanish // 107.9]. Yes
Glenn, KRXO abruptly changed their format a few weeks ago. "The
Franchise" laid off their main morning hosts early in the Pandemic, I
wondered then if the handwriting was on the wall... 107.7 is off the
air, 73 (Chris KC5IIE Krug, Tulsa, OK, July 2, WOR iog)

Chris, OK, but what do you mean by ``107.7 is off the air?`` The only
107.7 in OK is the original KRXO-FM in OKC, still very much on the air
as The Franchise, in English as I am hearing it now (Glenn, Enid, 1459
UT July 2, WOR)

** U S A. 28263-, July 2 at 1424, one 10m beacon is JBA, VVV DE W4JPL
BCN ... LIB ... 05. No /B suffix, just space, BCN. Partial msg copied
after multiple repeats. WJ5O roster shows:
``28.2635 W4JPL C LIBERTY NORTH CAROLINA # 4W, 5/8 VERTICAL``
And QRZ.com:
``W4JPL USA flag USA, JOHN P LLOYD, LIBERTY, NC 27298 USA``
with no further info. Liberty is SE of Greensboro on the way to Siler
City, or forming an equilateral triangle with Greensboro and
Burlington. I logged it as on the minus side of 28263 but listed on
plus side; one of us is mistaken. Very briefly another beacon
audiblized slightly higher in frequency. No Es MUF into FM today;
openings should taper off as we get into July but there could still be
some goodies if we can catch them (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2040 monitoring: confirmed final SW
repeat, UT Thu July 2 at 0100 on WRMI 7780, JBA here.

WORLD OF RADIO 2041 contents: Algeria non, Australia non,
Bougainville, Brasil, Cuba, Djibouti non, Ethiopia non, Finland,
France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Iran non, Kashmir non, Korea North
& South, Macedonia North, Madagascar, Netherlands non, South Carolina
non, UK non, USA, Vanuatu, Vietnam non, Zambia; propagation outlook

WOR 2041 is available as of 0037 UT Friday July 3
(mp3 stream) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2041.m3u
(mp3 download) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2041.mp3

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

The shortwave broadcasts should be:

0900 UT Friday Unique Radio NSW 3210-USB
2200 UT Friday WRMI 9955 [jammed?]
0130 UT Saturday WRMI 5850 to NW, 5010 to S, 7780 to NE
0700 UT Saturday Unique Radio NSW 3210-USB [ex-0900]
1300 UT Saturday WRMI 15770 to NE
1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315; as late as 0400]
0300 UT Sunday WRMI 5800 to SSE
0700 UT Sunday Unique Radio NSW 3210-USB [ex-0900]
0030 UT Monday WRMI 7730 to WNW [NEW]
0130 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 or 6160v to WSW
0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
0900 UT Monday Unique Radio NSW 3210-USB
1800vUT Monday IRRS 7290 Bulgaria to WNW, 594-Italy
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html

Thanks this week for financial support from John Carver,
mid-north IN, for a generous check in US funds on a US bank to
Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702

One may also contribute via PayPal to woradio at yahoo.com
PayPal not necessarily in US funds as they will convert.
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 9980 during the day July 2, and 5890 at night, checked 0420
UT July 3, WWCR-4 still off the air depriving us of extra BS. John
Jurasek found an explanation on the website:

``WWCR is working on a major transmitter repair. Additionally, WWCR
streams may not be playing scheduled content. . . All parts needed to
complete this project should be received by July 3. WWCR staff and
management appreciate your patience during this time.``

Program skeds have now been updated as of July 1, and WWCR-4 still
shows 24/7 on 9980/7520/5890, so enjoy the fresh air while we can!
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0520 UT July 3

 

Glenn Hauser logs June 30-July 1, 2020  View Printable Version 
Wednesday, July 01 2020

Hauser
WORLD OF RADIO HITLIST UPDATE

Hi Glenn, My latest Hitlist update.
http://www.w4uvh.net/hitlist.htm

1) Germany - Channel 292: Added direct link for programming on
frequency of 3955 kHz
2) Madagascar - Madagascar World Voice: Added link for African
Pathways as part of MWV entry
3) South Sudan - Eye R: Updated link to Live stream
4) Spain - REE: Updated link to frequency page for A-20 schedule
5) UK - BBC WS: removed links to "Global Beats"; added links to "This
is Africa" and "Music Life"

Unless there's a major change anywhere, the next update will be late
July. Best wishes and 73, Alan Roe

** CUBA. 13820, July 1 at 1402, noise jammer grinding away vs nothing,
since that`s a B-season-only Radio Martí frequency, instead on 13605
now, also heavily jammed. Something`s always incompetent and excessive
at the DentroCuban Jamming Command (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** KOREA NORTH. 13760.201, July 1 at 1403, VOK way off-frequency, JBA
talk in unID language. Much weaker 13650 is on 13649.964. The other
ones closer to nominal but unmeasured: 11735, 11710-strongest, 9435
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. 1270, June 30 daytime I can`t get enough signal from KRXO
Claremore/Tulsa; UT July 1 at 0158 now some skywave helps as I hear
Spanish, ``tu música`` and indeed music right across 0200 hourtop;
0202 ID mentions ``107.9 FM y 1270 AM``; 0510 UT recheck I again hear
``107.9``. Plenty of QRM but this station is generally atop on my E-W
longwire. More music across 0600, until 0603 full ID, the first few
words pronounced sorta English, ``KRXO, Claremore-Tulsa, 1270 AM y
107.9 FM ---- nueva frecuencia``.

I was checking it out after seeing this in Bill Hale`s FM News column
in July WTFDA VHF-UHF Digest:

``OK Oklahoma City 107.9 KRXO-FM Spanish CHR: ‘Ritmo 107.9’``

That can`t be right, as the real full-power KRXO-FM is still on 107.7
in OKC, with stupid sports talk, in English; certainly no room for
another, one channel up! Same owner Tyler Media does have a 107.9
translator in Tulsa of KRXO (AM) 1270; and a CP to move it to nearby
Broken Arrow, per FCC FM Query. However, WTFDA FM Database shows
K300CY, the 107.9 in Broken Arrow is Spanish CHR, Ritmo 107.9,
relaying KRXO 1270.

1270 must be a recent flip, not sure when; believe I still had 1270 in
English sports talk early in June. Radio-locator.com still has it
sports, ``The Franchise``. Site is between Owasso and Claremore, NE of
Tulsa, but plenty coverage of entire metro. 5 kW day pattern does have
a notch toward Enid; 1 kW night pattern less of a notch. Why move the
FM to Broken Arrow, SE of Tulsa? Census data indicates most Hispanic
neighborhoods are in central Tulsa. Maybe it`s going up on a
high-tower antenna farm.

Radio.locator.com coverage map for ``K300CY-FM`` [sic] shows from east
side of Tulsa near ``New Tulsa``, local contour not reaching all of
Tulsa but the distant one does (Glenn Hauser, Enid, WOR)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2040 monitoring: confirmed the Wednesday July
1 at 2100+ on WBCQ 7490v, good at a Rochester NY SDR checked at 2121,
while poor at Alexandria VA, and JBA here so I could not be positive
it were I speaking. Next:

0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html

Thanks this week for financial support from Gerald T. Pollard, Raleigh
NC, who sends a generous quarterly contribution marking
Solstices & Equinoxes, by check in US funds on a US bank to
Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702

One may also contribute via PayPal to woradio at yahoo.com
PayPal not necessarily in US funds as they will convert.

Next WOR 2041 should be ready by early UT Friday July 3 (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

** U S A. 9395, July 1 at 1417, this WRMI-6 is off, no signal, while
9455 WRMI-8 with TOMBS on same parameters is S9+10. Recheck at 1836,
9395 is back on (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 7315, WHRI, not multi-squealy at 0100 June 30, OK with VOV
relay, unlike 24 hours earlier (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 9980, July 1 at 1830, WWCR-4 is still AWOL; crashed?
Outdated June 1 program schedules still display (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 11600-11300, July 1 at 1407-1416, looking for CNR1
jammers, hear a big wideband buzz slowly drifting downward, ionosonde?
Seemed steady but really slowing down, as I time approximate intervals
between crossings:
11450-11400: 55 seconds
11400-11350: 80 seconds
11350-11300: 205 seconds
And it`s just about stalled around 11300, 55 seconds later
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 2234 UT July 1

 

Glenn Hauser logs June 30, 2020  View Printable Version 
Tuesday, June 30 2020

Hauser
DX/SWL/MEDIA PROGRAMS
http://www.worldofradio.com/dxpgms.html

WORLD OF RADIO SCHEDULES
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html

Both updated as of June 30

** ALBANIA [non]. 15770, June 30 at 2030 I happen to tune across here
as the Radio Tirana IS plays via WRMI; soon canned sign on claiming
it`s only on internet, as if this SW relay be inconsequential or even
unknown at HQ! Well, it is just about, as the original 6-day-a-week
schedule has been pared down and down to only one, on Tuesdays,
presumably ceded to paying customers. Off the side here, this one
anyway is unusable, S9-S7 but too much noise level (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** CHINA. CNR1 jammer survey June 30 at 1329: 14850 S9-S6 fluttery;
14400 JBA carrier algo; 15130; 12880 JBA; 12870 S9-S7; 12190 JBA
carrier (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NIGERIA [and non]. 7254.9v, June 30 at 0550, VON is on already with
open carrier except for some hum; 0559 recheck in IS and sign-on
Hausa; after missing a few nights. This does not deter a ham QSO on
7253-LSB at 0600 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NIGERIA. 11769.903V, June 30 at 2033, VON in unknown talk, Hausa
scheduled, S9-S7 but noisy and undermodulated? Often detected in the
afternoons here, always way off-frequency, but haven`t measured it in
quite a while. Carrier slightly unstable too (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. 92.3, June 30 circa 1430 UT on caradio, on the way to
Primary poll to advance Sen. Inhofe`s opposition, Oklahoma news where
normally only fringe remnants of somethings, KS dominant; non-ID as
``Z-92``, soon obviously the Woodward station which is only 10.5 kW
H&V ERP, altho ``Z-92`` is not in the WTFDA DB:
``KMZE 92.3 WOODWARD OK 10.5 368.0 m 36-16-23 99-26-45 TALK/SPORTS TRI
STATES NEWS TALK SPORTS``.
Searching 92.3 on ``Z-92`` (hyphen required) would lead instead to
stations in FL, NE. Minor tropo enhancement westward (Glenn Hauser,
Enid, WOR)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 5890, June 30 at 0552, WWCR-4 is off again,
no Brother Scare here. Daytime channel 9980 also gone, June 30 at 1743
check. So maybe the transmitter be broken, or Overcomer`s virtually
24/7 buyout be over already in less than a full month? Had not paid
attention to whether the previous few hours a weekday with
otherhuxters remain on #4 air: 9980 M-F 20-21; 5890 Tu-Sa 02-04. But
June 30 at 2025, 9980 is also OFF. Maybe we shall see a revised
program schedule after July 1, mostly blank (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 9830, June 30 at 2221, VOT is detectable, but very weak and
unreadable vs no RTTY, but local persistent birdie, talk rather than
music fill. Try UTwente, and find excellent reception, `Turkey`s
Tourist Attraxions` about Mardin, ending into music at 2223 --- one of
the talk programs still being aired if not produced, probably
evergreens. Mardin is in the southeast, i.e. Kurdistan and has a
majority-Kurdish population who spell it Mêrdin. I`ll bet TRT didn`t
emphasize that or even mention it (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2040 monitoring: confirmed UT Tue June 30 at
0100 on WRMI 7780, JBA here, good at UTwente SDR. Next:
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html

Thanks this week for financial support from Gerald T. Pollard, Raleigh
NC, who sends a generous quarterly contribution marking
Solstices & Equinoxes, by check in US funds on a US bank to
Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702

One may also contribute via PayPal to woradio at yahoo.com
PayPal not necessarily in US funds as they will convert.
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. WRMI: see ALBANIA [non]

** U S A. WWCR: see SOUTH CAROLINA [non]

** U S A. 93.1, re my strange reception of KRVN 93.1 over a 319-mile
path, there is of course a #3 possibility for propagation mode ---
meteor scatter. I did not consider this at the time, since it lasted
at least a minute and did not display any rapid fading, both of which
are uncharacteristic of MS --- but the ``in-between`` distance is more
appropriate, and a fireball might have lasted that long. I wonder if
there is any reference of such events and their precise locations and
timings (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 7755-USB, June 30 at 0544, weak 2-way with ``cambios``,
but don`t recognize any other Spanish. Do they also say ``cambio`` in
Tagalog or any other languages? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 2237 UT June 30

 

Glenn Hauser logs June 29, 2020  View Printable Version 
Tuesday, June 30 2020

Hauser
** CHINA. CNR1 jammer survey, June 29, I am checking unusually before
1300; at 1258, 13070, 12870 in Chinese; 1259, 12800 JBA carrier; 13550
with 5+1 timesignal to 1300*.

1302, 15130, which is vs VOA Mandarin via Philippines this hour only.

At 1354, 12870; 12190 vs CODAR; 11120, 10920, 10820 JBA; at 1358,
14400 JBA carrier; 1359, 9230 & 9215 music (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NIGERIA. 7255- & 9690-, June 29 at 0614 check, VON AWOL from both.
Must be disheartening for the program producers back in Abuja or
Lagos; or do they even know or care about the weakest link, ultimate
SW situation? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. 94.3, June 29 at 1650 and still at 1815 UT, KLGB-LP Enid
in dead air, unusual. This would have been helpful if there were any
DX on 94.1 or 94.5. Most of the time it`s just playing gospel rock,
not even predicating. It started out from a local church and one can
still see it on N Van Buren, but unseems anything else is going on in
that building. LP tower also hosts 99.9 LPFM. Website provided by
radio-locator is blocked by Firefox as security risk. Says ownership
is now Covenant Life Ministries; searching for that leads to a
different address in Enid. I think the station is just plugged into
some satellite feed, except when it fail (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U K [non]. Re my 9410 BBC via SAO TOME log, ``Followed at 0606 by
one of their COVID-19 programmmes, but ID as BBC OS. What means that?
``OS Conversation```` --- Richard Langley replies:

"Outside Source":
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BBC_OS
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 28298-CW, June 29 at 0118, beacon in slow CW, including
K5TLL/B, EM51gg, good between fades. WJ5O roster shows:

``28.298 K5TLL C HATTIESBURG, MISSISSIPPI # 25W, VERTICAL New Freq 14
Dec 08``

No FM DX now, but from opposite direxion, Es MUF also provides WWV on
25000 at 0124 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 28224.5, June 29 at 1402, at least enough sporadic E MUF to
re-audiblize beacon K5GJR/B plus uncopied grid square. It is:
``28.2245 K5GJR C CORPUS CHRISTI, TX # 5W, VERTICAL``
``K5GJR USA flag USA Randy L Bates, Corpus Christi, TX 78415 USA``

28209+, June 29 at 1407, VVV VVV VVV DE K7EMX/B
``28.2093 K7EMX C KEARNS, UTAH # 3W,VERTICAL New 5 August 2016``
``K7EMX USA flag USA, PAUL R LARSON, KEARNS, UT 84118 USA``

Kearns is a SW suburb of SLC. He has the largest qrz.com page I`ve
ever run across: huge supply of stills and videos, many political
and/or funny:
https://www.qrz.com/lookup/k7emx
Several mentions of his 6m beacon but unfound anything about 10m
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2040 monitoring: I was not aware of
it at the time, but ``From, the desk of Richard’s listening Post,
Richard Lemke, City: St. Albert, Province: Alberta, Country: Canada
Radio: JRC NRD-535 HF, Antenna: random long wires in the trees

Dear Glenn: heard World of Radio rescheduled now on 7730 kHz at 0030
June 29 UT (I don’t know if this was the first time heard or longer
period this frequency I gave [up?] on monitoring),

USA, WRMI, 7730 kHz, 0030-0059 UTC, heard World of Radio #2040, 0031,
0044 signal S 7 (453), June 29 UTC (Lemke, Richard -AB)
Good Listening, June 29, 2020``

Yes, I see it now in the System D schedule for UT Mondays, without
notice a significant change since last checked. (BTW it still shows
imaginary WORings at 1030 on 5950, several times 21-22 on System D
without freqencies, Wed 21 on 7780, Sat 1130 on 9955.)

I reconfirm: UT Mon June 29 at 0130 on WRMI 7780, JBA weak vs high
storm noise level, but at 0143 good via UTwente, VG via Maine SDR; and
also on WRN webcast.

Also confirmed UT Mon June 29 at 0230 on WRMI 7780, again JBA vs HSNL,
but 0240 VG at Maine.

Also confirmed UT Mon June 29 from 0303 on Area 51 via WBCQ 5130, good
at Rochester NY SDR; ``The Show Is Over`` intoned JL until 0301, then
a couple minutes of A51 wildness, before WBCQ ID and WOR start.

5130 direct is useless; Blitzortung map shows lots of storms
including: SW NE to S MB; E AR; MN/WI; SC; VT/NH.

Also confirmed UT Monday June 29 at 0330 on WRMI 9955, good at TWR
Bonaire KiwiSDR.

Also confirmed Monday June 29 from 1800:37 on IRRS 7290 Bulgaria as
monitored via UTwente SDR; tuned in at 1757 to open carrier vs RTTY
wobble on 7291, evitable on LSB, and inevitable splash from 7280
Vietnam, 7300 Iran; a few seconds before 1759 cut on modulation which
I immediately recognize as within a `Wavescan` as Ray starts talking
about Gough Island. IRRS also stix fragments of WOR on air as filler
unpredictably. That`s chopped off a few sex before 1800 for IRRS
sign-on, the n/a one recommending synch tuning to reduced carrier USB
which this is not; FSN Washington very quick headlines and then WOR.
Running OK past 1810; and 1820 recheck;

(but sudden thunder here thrice around 1824/1826/1828 despite none
predicted, and no storms anywhere near per Blitzortung which does also
detect them: popups, and hasten to close down antennas and computers.)
Next:

0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html

Thanks this week for financial support from Gerald T. Pollard, Raleigh
NC, who sends a generous quarterly contribution marking
Solstices & Equinoxes, by check in US funds on a US bank to
Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702

One may also contribute via PayPal to woradio at yahoo.com
PayPal not necessarily in US funds as they will convert.
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 4980, June 29 at 0227, JBA carrier, presumed still/again
WRMI few watts of exciter only as marker, in case they want to resume
100 kW upon it. I can`t make out any modulation, nor at 0615, but
Anker Petersen, Denmark, reported earlier to the NASWA Flashsheet:

``4980 USA. WRMI, Okeechobee, FL, 0150-0155, 25.6. English talk, music
and song. 15231 // 5010 (25333). (Anker Petersen, Skovlunde, Denmark.
Equipment: AOR AR7030Plus with 28 metres of longwire``
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5050, June 29 at 0226, WWRB with gospel huxter at S9+30/40;
only active frequency and only on weekends; the most underutilized of
US SW stations, wonder why? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5890, June 29 at 0620, WWCR-4 is OFF, so no TOM, sob! But
he`s still on squealy 3215; 5935 DGS is on but weakish; 4840 VG with
OTR drama, instead of scheduled Overcomer (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. I recently remarked that `Wavescan` did not have a regular
themesong; in fact it does, as in script for June 21 edition, it`s:
``Opening Theme (00:00) Birthday Serenade: Willi Glahe``

But it was surprisingly replaced by something else when I listened
June 27 at 1501 on KVOH 17775, probably first advance airing of June
28 edition: ``Opening Theme (00:00): Youtube: Quarantine Anthem``
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 7315, June 29 at 0128, horrible squeals coming out of WHRI
during Voice of Vietnam relay, making own audio hard to follow;
spreads 7305-7325 but somewhat elbowed by VOA/Vatican violating SOCAS
on 7305. With BFO I try to zero beat the multiple peaks to approx.:
7309.4, 7313.2, 7313.7, 7316.3, 7317.5, 7319, 7321 as they beat
against each other as well as the fundamental. Tuned directly to
7315.0, one can also tell modulation is distorted; first thought it
was Spanish instead of scheduled Vietnamese. 7315 squealing still at
0225 during WHRI`s own gospel music (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 93.1, June 29 at 1642 UT on caradio, I`ve been alert for Es,
altho when I departed, DXMAPs were not showing MUFs 88+ MHz. Among
several semi-open frequencies, My 93.1 in Hutchinson is getting CCI,
which at this time totally overtakes it with PSAs about Nebraska,
mentions Rural Radio Network (as on KRVN AM 880 et al.), then ``93.1
the River`` ID. So it is per WTFDA FM Database:

``KRVN-FM 93.1 LEXINGTON NE 100.0 kW H&V, 271.2 m HAAT, 40-41-48
99-47-18, COUNTRY 93.1 THE RIVER``

Trouble is, distance city-to-city is 514 km = 319 statute miles ---
too close theoretically for sporadic E, at least without a huge
high-MUF opening; yet far too far for groundwave lacking a tropo
opening. A fluke of some sort or other, but which could it be? (Glenn
Hauser, Enid OK, WOR)

** VIETNAM [non]. See USA: WHRI for horrible squeals on 7315 relay

This report dispatched at 0007 UT June 30

 

Glenn Hauser logs June +27-28, 2020  View Printable Version 
Sunday, June 28 2020

Hauser
** ALGERIA [non]. 9620, June 28 at 0607, RTA Qur`an is S9 but with
rapid beepery, this frequency the lucky one drawing the defective
Issoudun, FRANCE transmitter (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CHINA. CNR1 jammer survey, June 28 at 1334-1345, lots of them:
13530; 13160 & 13070 & 12820 all S7-S9; 12190 JBA; 14550 Open carrier,
else?; 14850 S7-S9; 14980 S9/+10 and only one with a fast SAH implying
other signal SOH being jammed; 15110 strangely a JBA carrier only
today, maybe VOA not jammed? 11460, 11440, 11170, 11150 JBA; 11120
S4-S6; 10920 & 10820 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NETHERLANDS [non]. 9900, UT Sun June 28 at 0005, The Mighty [Farty]
KBC found here with S9+20 VG signal presumably still via Nauen,
GERMANY, since it`s missing from scheduled 9925! Mistake? No word of
any planned QSY nor any need for it. Notified WOR iog immediately and
a couple thanked me for the tip. Back on 9925 next week? (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA [and non]. Another reply from Texas Radio Shortwave
June 26:

``Ahoy Matey Glenn - There weren't any ships to raid and burn to the
waterline last night so Cap'n Ric was catching up with your logs on
the W4UVH website. (Actually, Cap'n can't read so Third Mate Susan was
reading the best parts to him, you know, the mentions of TRSW.).

He was as pleased as pirate "punch" (i.e. rum) to see TRSW's Roy
Orbison tribute eQSL on the site. Third Mate Susan downloaded WOR2040
to give Cap'n something to listen to while her voice recovers. Now we
know why you sometimes sound hoarse on the programs.

First Mate Mr. Turkey said TRSW may curtail broadcasts to NAm in favor
of its monthly programming over Channel 292 in Germany. Or at least
until the Fall-Winter holidays. TRSW has a growing listener base in
Europe and a relatively fixed group of DX enthusiast listeners in NAm,
so the thought is to concentrate on Europe. Right now, based on
listeners' feedback, TRSW programs music about Texas and lesser-known
songs by Texas artists.

Second Mate Mr. Bunny sent his regards and seven already-issued TRSW
pirate trading cards. The remaining three cards will be released later
this year. Enjoy and collect 'em all. [were attached]

73 and Arrgghh.

P.S. When raiding ships, Crew wears protective masks and practices
social distancing.

Always be yourself. Unless you can be a pirate. Then always be a
pirate.

https://www.facebook.com/texasradiosw

Texas Radio Shortwave Sailing to your ears from the Lone Star State``
(via Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 9830, June 27 at 2202 check, VOT is on today but poorly
audible (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** UKOGBANI. 9410, UT Sun June 28 at 0604, BBCWS news mentions that
Andrew Jackson was US president 1855-1859!? Really 1829-1837. Followed
at 0606 by one of their COVID-19 programmmes, but ID as BBC OS. What
means that? ``OS Conversation``:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3ct0vzd
Barely sufficient reception, this bihour via USAGM SAO TOME, as BBC
continues to ignore North American SWLs (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. Received a detailed reply, if not explicit QSL from
anonymous Broadcast Manager at MARS to my June 26-27 monitoring of
11121-USB and 7324-USB fortnightly broadcasts. Here I will just post
the ``red`` reply portions:

``Glenn: Thank you for your reception report. I am going to insert
comments below in red. The red is only for ease of identification and
infer no other meaning. Broadcast Manager

To: reception@xcvrs.com
Subject: 7324 and 11121 broadcasts monitored in Oklahoma

[11121-USB, Friday June 26 at 2300:]

``This broadcast was from Northern Virginia just southwest of the DC
metroplex.``

[7324-USB, UT Sat June 27 at 0100:]

``This broadcast was transmitted from central Kentucky. The DoD and
NATO standard for HF broadcasts is Upper Sideband regardless of
frequency. USB applies to both voice and digital modes. (The arbitrary
convention adopted by amateur radio worldwide of using Lower Sideband
below 14 MHz is simply a convention with no reason based on science.)

Regarding the use of 7325 kHz, there was no interference 500 Hz below
the center of the channel when we began using the channel. We have
requested a small move of that channel based on long-term SDR logging
of nearby activity. The change process is not simple. Because it is a
DoD frequency it has to be coordinated up thru the Air Force and DoD.
When DoD approves they make a request to The National
Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) in the
Department of Commerce for frequency coordination.

Here is a graphic of the complex spectrum management workload at NTIA.
https://www.ntia.doc.gov/files/ntia/publications/2003-allochrt.pdf

So, as you see, when a country decides to start transmitting on an
interfering frequency it is not easily solved overnight.``

``The broadcasts are transmitted by the Air Force MARS Military
Support Network which uses the on-air callsign of MARSCOMM. We do not
transmit the callsign of the transmitting station in accordance with
DoD directives regarding protecting Personally Identifiable
Information (PII).``

``At 0100 we had simultaneous broadcasts on 11121 from Nevada and 7324
from South Dakota. Both of those stations are always very strong. From
Oklahoma I copied both stations Loud & Clear on two different channels
on an ICOM IC-7610.``

``At 0120 there was a single broadcast on 7324 from South Dakota. It
too was Loud & Clear at all reporting stations.``

``Thank you for your signal report. We hope to hear from you again in
the future. MARSCOMM Broadcast Manager`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 28236.5-CW, June 27 at 2140, 10-meter beacon activity
lacking any 3-meter FMDX, long message with ID finally copied as
W0KIG/B, and --DO, but had to be this, missed a dit making it -Z
instead of -G, from WJ5O roster:

``28.2365 WØKIZ C DENVER, COLORADO # 5W, 1/2 VERTICAL``

i.e. from https://www.qrz.com/lookup/w0kiz

``W0KIZ USA flag USA, ROBERT E GOLD, CASTLE ROCK, CO 80104 USA
QSL: CORRECT ZIP CODE 80108 --- The second picture is my 10 meter
beacon on 28.2365 mhz running about 9 watts with 5 watts to the
antenna on my barn. The 5763 final tube is approaching 80,000 hours of
continuous operation. Yes, properly designed equipment with the
correct voltages running ccs operation can last as long as solid
state. This beacon is never disconnected for lightning.``

At this time there was lots of activity on 10m, non-beacon CW at
bandbottom, phone USB above 28.3; also lots on 11m CB. WWV in well on
25000, correlating with short-skip beacon also from CO, under 500
miles.

Yet even when this happen, find near/zero activity on 12 or 15 m. I
look for any on the latter and do find one:

21363-USB, June 27 at 2200, YL K5RZA, YL participating in Field Day
with quick QSOs:

``K5RZA DEBORAH S BOWEN, P O Box 2856, Fredericksburg, TX 78624 USA``

BTW, UT Sun June 28 circa 0600, 40m is crammed with LSB Fieldayers ---
nighters? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2040 monitoring: the Sat June 27 at
1930v UT on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, Wentzville MO, I try to hear circa 1955
via closest remotes to there in IL, IN, IA, but no signal reaching
them in summer daytime. May well be on anyway.

Confirmed UT Sun June 28 at 0300 on WRMI 5800, VG via TWR Bonaire SDR

Confirmed UT Sun June 28 starting at 0324 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, MO,
fair-good. Next:
0130 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 or 6160v to WSW
0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
0900 UT Monday Unique Radio NSW 3210-USB
1800vUT Monday IRRS 7290 Bulgaria to WNW, 594-Italy
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html

Thanks this week for financial support from Gerald T. Pollard,
Raleigh NC, who sends a generous quarterly contribution marking
Solstices & Equinoxes, by check in US funds on a US bank to
Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702

One may also contribute via PayPal to woradio at yahoo.com
PayPal not necessarily in US funds as they will convert.
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5085, UT Sun June 28 at 0024-0053, WTWW-2 with Theater Organ
[NOT] in the Ozarx, Bob Heil presenting guest performances from
elsewhere, as I listen instead to $ tereo webcast; time always varies
if at all.

(5850), UT Sun June 28 at 0100-0159, `Encore` classical music via
WRMI, I can`t get on webcast, but VG SW reception via one of the
numerous Rochester NY KiwiSDRs; to repeat 25 hours later on 9455
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 28218, June 28 at 1451, two beacons near here, and
another, a W1, at 28290, but none so listed, and no time to pursue. a
lot later I got WJ5O himself again from AL, so 28289.3 (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

UNSOLICITED TESTIMONIALS

Many thanks to John Carver, Bringhurst IN, for a generous contribution
to P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702, with this touching hand-printed note
sent June 23:

``Glenn, Finally got my plague check and am sharing a portion with you
just as you have shared DX tips and your radio knowledge with me and
everyone else for all these years ever since I subscribed to the print
edition of RIB. As I recall, I answered an ad in the WRTH. I have been
proud to contribute a few news items to you and hope to do so again in
the future. Have not been able to contact my computer guy as of yet.
Really miss the WOR group and the other mailing lists as my only
source of information now is the WOR radio program. Feel very isolated
and alone here. Been ill a couple of times and am going through a
spell of physical problems, and my eyes are getting worse. Hope you`re
doing well. Thanks, man. John``

When you can finally read this, John, we all wish you the best! (gh)

This report despatched at 1939 UT June 28

 

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