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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

 

Glenn Hauser logs June 27, 2020  View Printable Version 
Saturday, June 27 2020

Hauser
** CHINA. CNR1 jammer survey June 27: 12820 & 12190 at 1325 vs high
local line noise level; at 1432 still 12190 but not 12820.

At 1435, 12835 and stronger 12880, both confirmed // 15110. (Almost?)
all Sound of Hope frequencies end in -0, consequently also the
jammers; so 12835 is unusual, and not in the Aoki/NDXC schedules.

At 1437, 13070 in Chinese, S3-S5; at 1440, 9200 JBA //; 1442, 10920 is
JBA and 11170, no others in the area (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 12200, June 27 at 0541, RHC English at S9+10/20,
undermodulated but sufficient. Could easily be a fundamental! But
really 2 x 6100, which is S9+30/40. Harmonic leakage must be combining
with enhanced propagation, such as sporadic E. Not a trace of RHC on
12000 or 12290, tho the other two 49mb frequencies are also still on
the air, 6000 & 6145. Stronger than anything else on 25m. Something`s
always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** ETHIOPIA [non]. 11990, Sat June 27 from 1626 I am monitoring via
UTwente, tuned to 11989.0-USB so I will hear a 1-kHz het when the
carrier come on. It does, at 1631, but only for a split/second and off
again. The same thing happens repeatedly for the next semihour, as I
note the times, once or twice a minute, but may have missed some as I
was simulistening online to `The Score` on KUCO-FM! Many repeated
attempts to turn on the transmitter but it goes right back off again:

1631, 1633, 1635, 1635, 1636, 1638, 1639, 1640, ... 1643, 1643, 1644,
1644, 1644, 1645, 1647, 1647, 1648, 1649, 1650, 1651, 1652, 1654,
1656, 1657, 1657 1658, 1659, 1700... That`s enough for me, so I
quit.

This is a new IRRS broadcast in Oromo for East Africa, which Ron
Norton publicized June 24 without a name or transmitter site as:

``11990 kHz (250 kW) from 1630-1730 UTC on Mon, Wed & Sat to East
Africa in Oromo language``

Meanwhile, Ivo Ivanov, very near the ``Secretbrod`` = Kostinbrod
transmitter site of Spaceline in Bulgaria, reported:

``NO SIGNAL at 1630 & 1634 UT on 11990, only QRM from 11985 Radio Free
Asia in Korean via Saipan. And nothing at 1656, congratulations for
SPL Secretbrod. Fair signal at 1707, but unknown broadcaster.``

So I resumed via UTwente at 1714. Now fairly good signal with
Horn-of-Africa music and talk in presumed Oromo. Listening closely to
sign-off at 1728, sounds like they mention Kenya, but maybe some other
word, and quick ID in passing something like ``Radio Otzutaki`` [or
Opuzaki??]. Fortunately Ivo posted a clip including that at 1:38 into;
what do you think?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXRlgX4_7s4&feature=youtu.be
along with two clips earlier via:

https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2020/06/irrs-unknown-broadcaster-on-11990-khz.html

Meanwhile2, I sent my earlier obs of nothing but carrier attempts to
Ron Norton of NEXUS-IBA/IRRS and got this reply from Alfredo Cotroneo
in Ireland at 1736:

``Hi Glenn, We are on 11990 with 250 kW. Propagation is crazy today,
but we got reports from Russia. Antennas are pointing away from
Twente. Alfredo``

To whom I replied:

``Alfredo, I`m sure the signal failed before 1700 as described.
Retuned at 1714, then it was on steadily and sufficiently audible
until 1729*. Could you reveal the name of this broadcaster, maybe
website and/or contact info? Glenn`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** KURDISTAN [non]. 11530, June 27 at 0544 presumed Kurdish music,
S5-S7, long pause, and more music. Denge Welat via FRANCE until 0600
switches to Pridnestrovye site per Aoki/NDXC. Also could be Turkish
jammer ``Radio Recep Erdogan``, but only one signal heard (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NIGERIA. 7255- & 9690-, June 27 at 0601, another day off for VON,
no signals (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2040 monitoring: confirmed Saturday
June 27 at 1325 the 1300 on WRMI 15770, JBA but sounds like my
intonation. Next:
1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315; as late as 0400]
0300 UT Sunday WRMI 5800 to SSE
0900 UT Sunday Unique Radio NSW 3210-USB
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. 17775-, Saturday June 27 at *1453, KVOH carrier on as I have
been waiting for it; 1455 music; 1458 English ID & IS; 1500 sign-on;
1501 hymn so no Wavescan? No, that`s the way WS starts this week, a DX
program without a constant themesong for sesquidecades. Signal is
S6-S9 and somewhat undermodulated. I want to check how it sound closer
to Carib target, but little or no signal at TWR Key West, Bonaire, DR
remotes, nor the one at Alexandria VA.

Therefore KVOH is failing to reach its intended audience. There is
plenty of single-hop HF sporadic E between Simi and here, MUF beyond
18 MHz, getting it here, but would require improbable double hop to
Carib, if not non-sporadic F2 prop which obviously is not funxional
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1908 UT June 27

 

Glenn Hauser logs June 26-27, 2020  View Printable Version 
Saturday, June 27 2020

Hauser
** NIGERIA. 7255- & 9690-, June 26 at 0557, VON missing from both
possible channels (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. 515 kHz, June 26 at 0559 UT, ND beacon PN from Ponca City
is one again IDing in MCW with considerable pauses, rather than dead
air the last time checked. Overall 25 watt (?) signal seems weaker
than it had been, but storm noise levels are high (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** TURKEY. 9830, June 26 at 2246, VOT is on with Turkish music which
would have been enjoyable were it not for the choppy signal and noise
level, could not copy whether sign-off still claims to be the 1230 on
15450; cut off at 2255* so no spurious German today (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** U S A. 11121-USB, Friday June 26 at 2300, fortnightly AF MARS
broadcast just barely audible, mostly uncopiable despite slow pace,
fade-outs, but originates (message, or transmission?) from Scott AFB,
Illinois. Three more chances so will try later: but next one at 2320
on 7324-USB is a no-show at least until 2323.

7324-USB, UT Sat June 27 at 0100, repeat of MARS broadcast starts
abruptly, despite AM carrier on 7325, which is Iran in Spanish until
0120. Why in the world would MARS pick such a frequency, and USB
instead of LSB, no less. Fortunately Iran is weaker and the R75 ANF
rids most of the het. So I take some notes, more detailed at the
start:

``MARS, MARS, this is MARS-COM. Do not answer. Authentication FGHEZQ
[fonetik]. 26 June 2020. HQ message #1-2``

Paragraph 1: July X, 2020, on or about 20 July-24 July, on-line
communications...

Paragraph 2: A-6 leadership changes, AFW4C and AFW0C

Paragraph 3: [missed: quick check of 11121-USB which is scheduled
duplicative at this hour only, to hear weaker different voice reading
presumed same text but not synchronized; where from? No callsign IDs
heard on either frequency]

Paragraph 4: COVID-19 - standard advice for coping.

Paragraph 5: more than 50 trainees are in the pipeline; mentor
volunteers needed

Paragraph 6: AF MARS Special Operations seeks volunteers

Paragraph 7: Thanks for support; from HQ ---

``Next broadcast will be on 10-11 July 2020; on 10 July at 2300z on
11121.0; 2320z on 7324.0; 11 July at 0100z on 11121.0 & 7324.0; 0120
on 7324.0. Supported by the 12th Air Force Military Support Squadron;
contact AFH1C [is that a callsign or an abbr.?]. End. This is
MARS-Com, out`` until 0109.

I did not try for the final repeat at 0120 on 7324. Thanks to Chuck
Gessner, W3ON, for notifying us on the WOR iog about this after the
previous biweekly broadcast, including that reception reports go to
reception@xcvrs.com (Glenn Hauser, USAF Ret., OK, WOR)

** U S A. No sporadic E FM DX captured June 26 despite a few chex when
there were scattered 100+ MHz MUFs on DXMaps; but at least 30 MHz, as
I log a few more beacons on the 10m hamband:

28251.5-CW, June 26 at 2145, long message and long pauses --- so you
could easily miss it in bandscanning; after several iterations -
minutes, managed at least to copy the ID: KE5JXC/B. It starts with
that, no VVV, or DE; and ends with figure 9, probably grid square.
Per WJ5O beacon roster, it`s:
``28.2515 KE5JXC C PECAN ISLAND, LOUISIANA # 5W, VERTICAL new 10 Sept
15`` --- ooh, I love pecans, but not the hassles of harvesting them
before the squirrels, blanching and cracking and extracting. Pecan
Island is a town of 400 less than 10 miles from the coast due south of
Alexandria; beware: distancefromto.net measures some place NW of Baton
Rouge. QRZ.com:
``KE5JXC USA flag, Arnold J Lemaire, 13630 La Hwy 35, Kaplan, LA 70548
-- 10 Meter Beacon 28.251.5 MHz CW, 5 watts output, Vertical @ 20' AGL
located in Grid EL39sp Pecan Island, LA``. Kaplan is about 25 miles
north of there, at 547 miles, so P.I. would be about 565 (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

28224.5-CW, June 26 at 2153, K5GJR/B, ending with figure-7. It`s:
``28.2245 K5GJR C CORPUS CHRISTI, TX # 5W, VERTICAL``
``K5GJR USA flag, Randy L Bates, Corpus Christi, TX 78415 USA
Hello All, I'm active on most bands 160-70cm's.I have a 10mtr beacon
that runs 24/7 at 28.224.5,consisting of a Radio Shack HTX100, putting
out 2.5 watts,using a Pico keyer kit I assembled, into a Antron A-99
vertical antenna at 40'.73s Randy k5gjr``. 957 km = 595 statute miles
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2040 monitoring: confirmed first
WRMI broadcast, Friday June 26 at 2200 on 9955, poor but no jamming
audible.

Also confirmed UT Saturday June 27 at 0130 on WRMIs: 5010 & 7780 VP in
storm noise; 5850 VG way over still audible storm noise on only beam
toward OK; I listen critically to whole thing; note a couple minor
upcuts in editing, but no background noise. Next:

0900 UT Saturday Unique Radio NSW 3210-USB
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
0900 UT Sunday Unique Radio NSW 3210-USB
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. 9330, 7490, 6160, 5130, June 26 at 2312, all WBCQs are
absent, so bodes ill for `AAAWWW` in following hour.

7490.04, UT Sat June 27 at 0000, this WBCQ is back on, but poor in
storm noise, after FKB gospel huxter, then that commercial for SDRs
before WTO and AAAWWW starts. After noting that there is a problem
with 6160 & 5130 as if they are nowhere near Maine, A&A launch right
into Trump-forever commentary, so back to MSNBC for me. Recheck at
0022, 6159.90 is on now and about as poor as 7490.04, and 5130.0 is
detectable but unusable. 0051 recheck just in time to hear him admit
that they are back in ``Studio 9 in Deland of Fla`` --- even tho it`s
high summer, nor is it yet a repeat but live on ``26th of June, YOOL
2020``.

Current storm areas marring reception here are: NW TX/OK Panhandles;
but major line along the KS/CO border, and a long line across KS, S
IA, N IL, N IN, S MI, N OH as far as Cleveland. I`ve been listening
only on SW direct, not webcast or remotes (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** VANUATU. 11835, June 26 at 0550, RV, 3 x 3945, in presumed Bislama,
poorly audible S4-S7 but better than it has been for several nights;
despite storm noise this high in the band from the Nebraska area; 0556
improving with ``island music``. JBA carrier on 7890 = 2 x 3945. I
don`t even bother to try the fundamental this early (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

This report dispatched at 0354 UT June 27

 

Glenn Hauser logs June 25, 2020  View Printable Version 
Friday, June 26 2020

Hauser
** MEXICO. FM DX: see USA [and non]

** OKLAHOMA. 515 kHz, June 25 at 0640 UT, open carrier is on, but no
PN MCW IDs from Ponca City NDB (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR) FM: see USA
[and non]

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2039 monitoring: confirmed UT Thu
June 25 at 0100 on WRMI 7780, JBA in noise level.

WORLD OF RADIO 2040 contents: Armenia, Australia, Bulgaria, China,
Djibouti non, East Turkistan, Ethiopia non, Germany, Guatemala, India,
Iran non, Iraq, Italy non/Kashmir non, Korea North & South non,
México, Nigeria, North America, Tibet non, UK, USA, Vanuatu; and the
propagation outlook

WOR 2040 is available as of 0100 UT Friday June 26
(mp3 stream) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2040.m3u
(mp3 download) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2040.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?] to SSE
0130 UT Saturday WRMI 5850 to NW, 5010 to S, 7780 to NE
0900 UT Saturday Unique Radio NSW 3210-USB
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
0900 UT Sunday Unique Radio NSW 3210-USB
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. 9330, June 25 at 0055, WBCQ-6 is off as it was at earlier
chex June 24, but now just for antenna swivel, as *0100 back on just
in time with AW ID and WLCR. No explanation yet of the daytime outage
by AW twit as of 0136 UT June 26 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. Sporadic-E FM DX, June 25 from 1624 to 1730 UT on
the caradio; with portable DX-398 backup hardly needed. Later hours of
research rely on WTFDA FM Database; and distances city-to-city via
https://www.distancefromto.net/

1624, 90.3, classical CCI to nearby OK station; 1627 it`s `Exploring
Music` like on 90.1 KUCO-FM but not // or at least not synchro. Widely
syndicated but affiliate list at
https://www.wfmt.com/where-to-listen
matches only: Muskegon, Michigan, WBLV-FM, 90.3, M-F, 12n [EDT]

WBLV 90.3 TWIN LAKE MI 100.0 kW H&V, 186.0 m HAAT, 43-33-08 86-02-31
Bluelake BLUE LAKE FINE ARTS CAMP News CLASSICAL/JAZZ BLUE LAKE PUBLIC
RADIO; 1249 km = 775 mi; and there`s more DX soon from MI

1625, 87.7, two ads in English with 800 numbers, must be a Franken FM,
or could be 87.75, soon fade out

1630, 93.1, CCI to KS fringe station, mentions Miami Beach; and a
furniture? store named Houston`s? Suspect it`s this:
WFEZ 93.1 MIAMI FL 98.0 kW, 307.0 m, 25-58-02 80-12-34 HD SOFT AC EASY
93.1; 2051 km = 1274 mi

1633, 93.9, CCI to OK gospel music semi-local normally dominant

1635, 95.3, CCI to KOKC OKC which tho a translator normally dominates

1636, 96.7, YL rock DJ, claims mosquitoes seldom bite, her
super-power?, ``in northern Michigan``. Well there are four full
stations at 44+ latitude, WLXV Cadillac, WUPG Republic, WRGZ Rogers
City, but they are all Country except for:
WMJT 96.7 MCMILLAN MI 50.0 kW, 126.0 m, 46-32-02 85-35-24 HOT AC 96.7
FLASH FM; 1499 km = 931 mi, northern side of U.P.

1639, 97.3, YL conversation about the arts. There are a few if we are
still in Michigan, but none with a format implying that

1640, 97.5, weak station turns out to be KMOD Tulsa. Today and during
previous openings I have not been hearing our closer 97.5, KPAK Alva,
50 kW at 150 m, ``The Quake``, which I should be unless it`s OFF (we
have been quaking around Enid lately)

1641, 97.3, now country music, but no such format in MI either

1644, 93.1, CCI to KS, phone 344-3517, ArizonaLottery.com atop,
``Z-93, Outlaw Country``, ``Today in Yuma`` with phone lines, but only
hear two YLs in studio chatting about water safety; still past 1653:
KLJZ 93.1 YUMA AZ 100.0 kW, [only!:] 25.0 m HAAT, 32-39-06 114-39-04
HOT AC Z-93 TODAY'S BEST MUSIC; 1584 km = 984 stmi
In again at 1720, with ``Z-93 latest Yuma news``, phone

1652, 92.1, CCI to weak Okies, PSA in Spanish, a la mejicana. Perhaps
this since I definitely have Ensenada a few minutes later on 92.9:
XHHC-FM 92.1 ENSENADA BC MEX 6.0 kW, -131.79 m, 31-53-27 116-34-46
Spanish GRUPERA LA LUPE
However, a ``height above`` average terrain of minus 132 meters is not
promising, unless it`s a clear shot to the east. No SS in southern
California or Nevada, but there is one such AZ station:
KCMT 92.1 GREEN VALLEY AZ 50.0 kW, 150.0 m, 32-00-11 110-47-49 Spanish
REGIONAL MEXICAN LA CALIENTE 92.1 Y 95.7; 1307 km = 812 mi, between
Tucson & Nogales, quite a bit closer than PTA

1658, 91.5, ``KSNS, Medicine Lodge-Pratt-Alva, New Song 91.5`` so it`s
including OK from site in KS, impinging on 91.7 KOSU coverage to the N
and W of Enid; but KOSU adds IBOC noise, usually unnoticed.
KSNS 91.5 MEDICINE LODGE KS 0.0 kWH 96.0 kWV. 141.0 m, 37-14-02
98-39-55 A4EC KSNS CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN KEEP SINGING NEW SONGS"
Note it`s vertically polarized only; wish it were horizontal only to
lessen caradio QRM.

1700, 92.9, Spanish briefly overcomes Okies, luckily during ToH full
legal ID which normally includes street address; I can`t copy much of
it, but definitely ``Ensenada, Baja California``, so it is:
XHFZO-FM 92.9 ENSENADA BC MEX 15.0 kW, 392.0 m,31-44-30 116-43-35
Spanish FFFF AMOR MIO 92.9FM SEMPRE CONTIGO, ROMANTICA 92.9 FM
1806 km = 1122 mi

1701, 92.1, ad for Midwest Machinery, 1702 ``Little Falls Radio``,
news about Pierce School District; plans for August 11 primary vs
COVID, Morrison Country, fade-out. All this including M.M. operative
in Little Falls among other MN towns makes it:
WYRQ-FM 92.1 LITTLE FALLS MN 6.0 kW, 91.0 m, 45-56-58 94-17-46 COUNTRY
Q 92; L.F. is between St. Cloud and Brainerd in central MN.
1117 km = 694 mi. The Es patch from UP MI must have blown westward

1710, 92.3, Spanish music CCI to KS briefly; 1717 another fade-in,
``es jueves``, how do you say ``duh!`` in Spanish? More helpful would
have been city or call, and we already know the frequency too. If we
are still in BCN, could well be this one:
XHMMF-FM 92.3 MEXICALI BC MEX 21.9 kW, 48.08 m, 32-38-18 115-38-17
Spanish SPANISH HITS BALADAS LA BESTIA GRUPERA; 1637 km = 1017 mi
In AZ there is a negligible 92.3 SS translator in Parker, 1509 km =
937 mi, N of Yuma; none in NV; and in all of Alta California, only
92.3 SS is a translator in Delano.

1728, 97.3, ``97.3 in Shawnee & Prague [with a long A]`` among
multi-station/city IDs. So it has to be
KKNG-FM 97.3 BLANCHARD OK USA 1.0 kW, 244.0 m, 35-10-38 97-36-10 Visit
us at WWW.OKCR.ORG, RELIGIOUS TEACHING

Trouble is, Blanchard is on the other side of Norman and the two towns
attached to 97.3 allegedly have their own local frequencies, per
Oklahoma Catholic Radio,
https://www.okcr.org/stations

Find Your Local Station, i.a.
Oklahoma City: KKNG 97.3 FM
Prague: KIOP 88.3 FM
Shawnee: KOGD 107.1 FM

With only 1 kW ERP, KKNG fringe contour barely reaches Shawnee:
https://radio-locator.com/cgi-bin/pat?call=KKNG&service=FM
But then I just DXed it much further away, hardly enough for easy
listening. BTW, KKNG was previously the call of 92.5 in OKC, EZL music
as ``King FM`` long before KOMA overtook it.

Sporadic-E DX sessions also allow me to encounter otherwise unheard OK
stations. The DX seems to be dying out, so I QRT at 1730 UT. Besides,
there`s lunch and then produxion of the next WORLD OF RADIO, 2040 for
the rest of the afternoon. Sporadic chex of the Es map show MUF
steadily decreasing (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 13570, June 25 at 1400, S5-S9 open carrier past 1401+.
Scheduled here earlier is CRI via Xian; later from 1600, RFA via
Saipan.

14550, June 25 at 1406, another open carrier, S3-S4. Nothing sked
here; the closest SOH/CNR1 jamming in Aoki/NDXC being 14560 (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0418 UT June 26

 

World of Radio 2040 audible, downloadable  View Printable Version 
Friday, June 26 2020

Hauser
WOR 2040 is available as of 0100 UT Friday June 26
(mp3 stream) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2040.m3u
(mp3 download) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2040.mp3

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

WORLD OF RADIO 2040 contents: Armenia, Australia,
Bulgaria, China, Djibouti non, East Turkistan, Ethiopia
non, Germany, Guatemala, India, Iran non, Iraq, Italy
non/Kashmir non, Korea North & South non, México,
Nigeria, North America, Tibet non, UK, USA, Vanuatu;
and the propagation outlook

The shortwave broadcasts should be:

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

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

 

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