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Glenn Hauser logs August 28-29, 2022  View Printable Version 
Monday, August 29 2022

Hauser
** BRAZIL. 11780, Aug 29 at 0125, no signal from RNA and consequently
no spurs. Something`s blacked out at Brasília. Prop is fine as the JBA
signal on 11815 from presumed RBC attests. 6180 RNA is also absent at
0153 check (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CANADA. 1010, Aug 29 at 0615 UT, ``News-talk 10-10, Toronto`` ID,
i.e. CFRB, the MW subsidiary of CFRX. Dominating the CCI; checking
whether WJXL FL would rule again: no, even if still beaming west. On
my same E/W longwire. CFRB major lobe at night goes NE; V minor lobes
to SW, but looks like a notch between them thisaway. Maybe now CFRB is
out of order; it is rare here (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 15230, Aug 29 at 0123, RHC S6/S7 and JBM, even suptorted when
talk starts. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 11930, Aug 29 at 0127, wall-of-noise jamming against nothing,
a time of day Radio Martí is never active on this band. A lot more
than the residual jamming after-hours, and furthermore there are
several distinct carriers rather than just noise within 2 kHz above
and below! Something`s always perilous at the persecuted DentroCuban
Jamming Command (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 12000, Aug 29 at 0128, RHC English is JBA on 2 x 6000 which
is S9+45 and also // 6165. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 6100, Aug 29 at 0624, only RHC frequency still on, English.
Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NIGERIA. 7255-, Aug 29 at 0617, VON is on at S7/S9 direct but
undermodulated.

7254.933v, Aug 29 at 1737, VON S7 into Canary SDR in English vs storm
crashes of S9, unusable. Also squealing. Presumably will improve
somewhat if stay on until Chinablock at 1858. Lots of lightning in
nearby occupied Western Sahara, across real Morocco and adjacent
Algeria (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6950 USB, Aug 29 at 0115, pirate with rock music, S9
vs HSNL in adjacent counties, still at 0142; 0143, ID ``Radio Free
--`` something?, plugs www.normal.com or I bet it`s www.NORML.com
because followed by mushroom-induced trip musing; ask reports to
radiofree@protonmail.com - did not hear another word after free. Well,
these say it`s Radio Forty8 via Mix Radio International:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,101226.0.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6935 USB, Aug 29 at 0115, pirate playing blues, S9
vs HSNL from adjacent counties, still at 0142; 0148 into SSTV followed
maybe by ID, ``This is Midnight(?)`` something? These say it`s Pee Wee
per SSTV ID card if not voice:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,101237.0.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. 27184.4 AM, Aug 29 at 0117 UT, ``Old Time Rook `n` Roll``
song, then ``97-7 The Hawk`` ID, 0118 CarShield ad. Sounds in a barrel
like mike picking up speaker elsewhere in the room, not a patch. And
// 97.7 KHRK Hennessey but funxioning as an Enid market outlet
relatively newly to block another DX channel. That`t the third one
this local CB pirate has been caught relaying, after KOFM 103.1 and
KVBN-LP 99.9. Random chex since my last report July 29 had not found
any more activity until now, and when I doubt there be any skip for DX
reception. Still going at 0157+ (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** ROMANIA. 9550, Mon Aug 29 at 0132, S9+30/45 of Big Band music with
jazz piano, clarinet; 0139 announcement missed but // 7375 which are
RRI French; then torch song, not in English? Alan Roe`s Music on
Shortwave shows it`s `Les tubes du moment` among others at this hour:
0130-0145 su Romania Int FR Musique traditionnelle roumaine 7375 9550
0130-0145 mo Romania Int FR Les tubes du moment 7375 9550
0130-0145 tu Romania Int FR Les tubes du moment 7375 9550
0130-0145 we Romania Int FR Musique traditionnelle roumaine 7375 9550
0130-0145 th Romania Int FR Musique classique roumaine 7375 9550
0130-0145 sa Romania Int FR Programme musical 7375 9550
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** UKRAINE [non]. (7730), Aug 27 circa 0500, UR1 via WRMI, `Ukraine:
Security Issue`. 7+ minutes as copied later from:
http://www.nrcu.gov.ua/images/ckeditor/files/files/ENG_NEWS_26_08_22.mp3
for Aug 26, Day 184, including: 10 settlements under fire; UN
humanitarian office out of touch with reality of Russian bombing of
civilians; R deployed more than 400 aircraft, over 360 helicopters;
Zap. nuclear power plant reconnected to grid; President Z says world
one step away from nuclear catastrophe; clip of Amb. Jenkins; R
``filtration`` camps detaining Us in Donetsk region; Czechia wants to
abolish simplified visa regime making it harder for Russians to go to
EU countries.

For Aug 27, Day 185 from:
http://www.nrcu.gov.ua/images/ckeditor/files/files/ENG_NEWS_27_08_22.mp3
including: Russia already lost more than 46.5 KIA, 200 helicopters,
3000 units of automotive equipment. R has set up temp labs to treat
radiation if its military top brass be hit; R still killing peaceful
civilians, e.g. in Zap. region, mother and two children; R still
firing missiles at center of Kharkiv; U military repels R attack in
Donbas; U exported first megaton of foodstuff by more than 40 ships
from 3 ports to 15 countries; anti-Putin petition gained more than 1.8
megasignatures for tribunal; Hassidic pilgrims should refrain from
visiting U this year for Rosh Hashana. Sept 25-27; last year more than
30K came.

For Aug 28, Day 186 from:
http://www.nrcu.gov.ua/images/ckeditor/files/files/ENG_NEWS_28_08_22.mp3
including: large R military base destroyed; 250 R soldiers killed
yesterday, >46,750 so far; decrease in aggressive rhetoric about
tribunal; R intends to try fighters of Azov regiment defending
Mariupol; 1.5 kilofamilies electricityless somewhere; volunteers in
army corps unhealthy; conscription in Moscow and St. Pete; Germany
prepared to aid U for years if necessary; Brit PM Johnson says West
should double its support (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2153 monitoring: confirmed Sunday
August 28 from 2000.8 on IRRS SW via AM Italia, Villa Estense, 1323
kHz only, after 2000 NEXUS/IBA plug not just ID; only QRM slight SAH.

Also confirmed UT Monday August 29 at 0030 on WRMI 7780, S9/+15 into
Maryland SDR, vs occasional lite noise bursts.

Also confirmed UT Monday August 29 from 0300.6 on WBCQ Area 51,
6159.9365, steady S9+5 into Maryland SDR. Next:

0030 UT Tuesday WRMI 9395 to NNW
2230 UT Tuesday WRMI 9955 to SSE [jammed by Cuba]
2330 UT Tuesday WRMI 9395 to NNW
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0030 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S

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

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

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

** U S A. (7489.9v), Sun Aug 28 at 2300, WBCQ webcast plays fill music
instead of Harry Shearer`s `Le Show`. I usually listen to it here,
staying tuned after `UBMP`, at least when CBS TV `60 Minutes` be in
summer repeats like now, and/or late due to stupid ballgames running
over, like, now: why in the world don`t they have SBGs *start an hour
earlier?! Anyhow there are plenty of other options. Per
http://publicradiofan.com/cgibin/program.pl?programid=60
it`s on several PR stations at this very same hour: I click on the
last one of them, WUWF, and there he goes! Beware tho, PRF is so huge
that keeping everything uptodate is nigh impossible. Then thru that I
link to show website, where one click gets the latest podcast going
https://harryshearer.com/le-shows/august-28-2022/
which I employ to get the first part I had missed on `BCQ (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 15770, Aug 29 at 0121, S6/S7 of dead air, the SSOB way
stronger than 15720 NZ, 15230 Cuba and hardly anything else. Has to be
WRMI-9 failed to turn off at 2400*. Something`s odd at Okeechobee.
Ahem, WOR playback could make use of that (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5850, UT Mon Aug 29 at 0154, WRMI with `Viva Miami`, Jeff &
Thaïs talking Spanish about Guadalajara and the Mexican DX Meeting at
the end of July; apparently they did not attend. Richard Lemke also
happened to hear this. Per skedgrid, VM at 0145 UT Mon is supposed to
be on 5010 from System D, with something else on 5850 from System F.
Just another contradixion there (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 9940, Aug 29 at 0138, gospel huxter in English, S9+50/55
WTWW blasting in: as soon as I mention not having heard 9940 lately,
there it is; nothing about Ukraine. Is this #1 or #3 transmitter?
Could be #1 as 5830 is absent; while #2 is rocking as usual on 5085
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** VANUATU. 11835, Aug 29 at 0618, RV still absent. Those closer or
remotedly please check if they are on any frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

This report despatched at 1757 UT August 29

 

Glenn Hauser logs August 27-28, 2022  View Printable Version 
Sunday, August 28 2022

Hauser

Two small correxions:

In Nigeria item, the last exact time mentioned should read 1858, not 1958

In USA 5085 item, altho obvious, omitted mentioning that it`s WTWW-2

Glenn

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

 

Glenn Hauser logs August 27-28, 2022  View Printable Version 
Sunday, August 28 2022

Hauser
** ALGERIA [and non]. 17600, Aug 28 at 0042, S0/S2 algo M&W
conversation, Arabic? Yes, a bit better signal switching from E/W loop
to shortwire N/S. Got to be TDA which has been testing 17600 mostly in
daytime, now overnight. About to declare it the OSOB until tuning down
across Chinese on 17560 at S1/S2 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** BRAZIL. 9664.987, Aug 28 at 0614, RVM with S4/S6 music, notably
very close to nominal 9665 lately! And fairly stable. Measured for the
record (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CHINA. 17560, Aug 28 at 0045, Chinese at S1/S2: VOA Philippines
sked this hour so probably CNR1 jammer. JBA Chinese? on 17490, which
would be CRI Beijing site in Cantonese.

Nothing on the 18 MHz band nor circa 16 MHz, but 14920 at 0047, JBA
fluttery, CNR1 jammer against Sound of Hope (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 13680, Aug 27 at 2215. RHC Spanish S6/S7 but suptorted =
suppressed and distorted modulation; something`s always wrong at RHC.
But 13740 is VG S9 with normal mod (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 15140, Sunday Aug 28 at 1412, RHC S9+10 but suptorted as
`Mundo de la Filatelia` is starting. Still good on 13700 but
spurblobless. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** EGYPT [and non]. 9440, Aug 27 at 2118 into UTwente, no signal from
R. Cairo in English, nor after 2200. When on, it`s horrible.

9900, Aug 27 at 2220 direct, S2/S5 with large wobble/warble of
frequency, presumed R. Cairo Portuguese to Brasil as scheduled. But at
2236 into UTwente, steady no w/w but just barely modulated on
9899.957+. At 2300 a close-to-accurate timesignal is audible. Goes off
at 2316* leaving a weaker signal close to 9900.000+. That would be the
China/Taiwan radio war. Cairo PP service is scheduled 2215-2330; and
next, 2330- in Arabic on 9885, but nothing heard there. Something`s
always egregious in Egypt (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NIGERIA [and non]. 7254.9+, Aug 28 at 0616, VON is on at S9/+10 but
undermodulated. Wolfgang Büschel was simulmonitoring:

``7254.934, Today Sun Aug 28 only empty carrier on air, when checked
at 0610 UT in NoAM, like Rochester-NY and Massachusetts remote SDR's.
S=8 at peaks, regular S=/ signal these days at this hour. At 06-07 UT
Hausa lang px is scheduled. Now around 0625 UT some WeAF folk mx
instrument to be heard, BUT ONLY 5 % modulation level, I'd to switch
off the AGC control and set the audio level manually. 73 wolfy df5sx
https://www.wwdxc.de/swl.pdf``

How does one measure % modulation level on an SDR? Or is it just a
guess by ear?

7254.933v, Aug 28 at 1700 into Canary SDR, trace at S3/S5 including
noise level, hardly anything audible to ear, but must be VON on
off-frequency. 1729 recheck however, no carrier there, so has
disappeared leaving an even weaker one within 3 Hz of 7255.000 ---
that would be until 1805, PBS Xizang, TIBET occupied by the ChiCom.
1755 recheck, VON is back on offset channel, and built up to S8/9+10
about Abuja traffic. Manuel Méndez, Spain, says it cut off abruptly,
again, at 1813. I check at 1854: VON is *on again* with music peaking
S9+15. 1857 ``more music at nbc.com``; wrapup, 1958 drum/flute IS just
as that big low audible het hits from CRI Turkish, ruining both of
them. Only occasional chex here since I`m mainly listening to
`Pipedreams` on WYSU stream at 17-19 UT Sundays (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6960 AM, Aug 28 at 0024 & 0038, pirate music JBA vs
HSNL. JBA carrier at 0048. Many reports here say it`s WDOG:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,101164.0.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6925 USB, Aug 28 at 0025, pirate music and DJ, S7/S9
including HSNL; 0038 & 0048 chex, SSTV beepery. Including images,
these say it`s Bad Dog but none later than 0020:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,101161.0.html
Long after I quit, further 6925s reported as WWWW Radio and Two Dog
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 9830.018+, Aug 27 at 2200, VOT English is on with VG signal
into UTwente, but the squealing transmitter, enough excuse to skip it
today. Something`s always erroneous at Emirler (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** U S A. Re: 395 kHz, NDB CA at Newton/Harvs KS: ``Hi Glenn - What
about the following? The city of Newton is in Harvey County - named
for James Madison Harvey (September 21, 1833 – April 15, 1894).
He was a US senator from Kansas and fifth Governor of Kansas.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_M._Harvey_(politician)
Ron`` Howard, CA

Makes as much sense as EI Enid being nicknamed ``Garfy`` for Garfield
County, named for a president. ``Garfy`` is never heard in any other
context among inhabitants.

While looking that up at https://rxx.classaxe.com/en/rna/signals
I also note the periods of the three on 341 kHz, in seconds to three
decimal places, presumably the intervals between the start of one ID
loop and start of the next one, regardless of the length of each MCW.
Note that EI Enid and OIN Oberlin are almost the same, so it would
take quite a while to go thru a complete cycle of total CCI and total
alternation. Perhaps a mathematician can come up with the formula.
Periods: EI 7.931, DNI 5.319, OIN 7.79 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2153 monitoring: confirmed UT
Sunday August 28 at 0030 on WRMI 7780, S6/S9, the first few seconds
marred by a noise burst which keeps happening, now after the Allen
Graham Ecuador ID.

Also confirmed UT Sunday August 28 at 0414 starting about an hour late
on WA0RCR, 1860 AM, MO, S9+15/22 into nearby SDR with storm crashes.
Next:

2000 UT Sunday IRRS 1323 & 918? & 207?-Italy
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, 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. 9330.185V, Aug 27 at 2222, WLCR/WBCQ is S9/+10 in English,
and slightly wavering, furthest off-frequency yet. I`m no expert on
transmitters or their drivers, but what I don`t get is why they don`t
come with ``fine-tuning`` capability, just like receivers. Of course
someop would still have to be responsible for keeping them zeroed. Or
why not AFC = automatic frequency control? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 9330v, Aug 28 at 1415, WBCQ/WLCR is OFF. What`s the problem
now? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 7489.9, Aug 28 at 0020, the Akron guy from Summit Radio with
his `Cruisin` the Decade` show on WBCQ. i.e. during one hour, 10 songs
from each of the past 10 decades. He talx a lot about them too and
really seems to know his subject, but limited to the narrow genre of
US pop music, apparently. At 0032 says he`s on 20 stations, mostly AM
& FM including CKLB-FM 101.9 in Yellowknife N[W]T, which WTFDA FM
database shows as a 234-watt aboriginal station, ``The Voice of
Denedeh`` with a country [sic] format; and also with long-range
coverage via SW, Channel 292 in Germany, the WBCQ ``mega-transmitter``
[sic] in Maine, and WRMI; and greets some listeners who heard him on
each. 0035 plays a song from 1982y and reaches the current decade by
0053 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5085, UT Sun Aug 28 at 0036 & 0054, still no `Theater Organ
Under the Arch` as supposedly scheduled around 0030, rather a ham YL
with Q&A such as, should I ever climb a tower alone? NO (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

** U S A. 9475, Aug 28 at 1545, NO signal from WTWW-1, once prime time
for Sunday morning disservice by passé Pastor Pete Peters. So is this
transmitter totally out of air, nor 5830 evenings? Nor have I run
across WTWW on 9940 lately, whichever #transmitter that may have been,
the ``Ukraine`` service ``Voice of Freedom``, which also sometimes
used to be referred to on 5085 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** VANUATU [non]. 11835, Aug 28 at 0618, JBA carrier, surely too weak
to be RV X 3, so maybe China now? No harmonic JBA carrier on 7890 at
all (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1953 UT August 28

 

Glenn Hauser logs August 27-28, 2022  View Printable Version 
Sunday, August 28 2022

Hauser
** ALGERIA [and non]. 17600, Aug 28 at 0042, S0/S2 algo M&W
conversation, Arabic? Yes, a bit better signal switching from E/W loop
to shortwire N/S. Got to be TDA which has been testing 17600 mostly in
daytime, now overnight. About to declare it the OSOB until tuning down
across Chinese on 17560 at S1/S2 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** BRAZIL. 9664.987, Aug 28 at 0614, RVM with S4/S6 music, notably
very close to nominal 9665 lately! And fairly stable. Measured for the
record (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CHINA. 17560, Aug 28 at 0045, Chinese at S1/S2: VOA Philippines
sked this hour so probably CNR1 jammer. JBA Chinese? on 17490, which
would be CRI Beijing site in Cantonese.

Nothing on the 18 MHz band nor circa 16 MHz, but 14920 at 0047, JBA
fluttery, CNR1 jammer against Sound of Hope (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 13680, Aug 27 at 2215. RHC Spanish S6/S7 but suptorted =
suppressed and distorted modulation; something`s always wrong at RHC.
But 13740 is VG S9 with normal mod (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 15140, Sunday Aug 28 at 1412, RHC S9+10 but suptorted as
`Mundo de la Filatelia` is starting. Still good on 13700 but
spurblobless. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** EGYPT [and non]. 9440, Aug 27 at 2118 into UTwente, no signal from
R. Cairo in English, nor after 2200. When on, it`s horrible.

9900, Aug 27 at 2220 direct, S2/S5 with large wobble/warble of
frequency, presumed R. Cairo Portuguese to Brasil as scheduled. But at
2236 into UTwente, steady no w/w but just barely modulated on
9899.957+. At 2300 a close-to-accurate timesignal is audible. Goes off
at 2316* leaving a weaker signal close to 9900.000+. That would be the
China/Taiwan radio war. Cairo PP service is scheduled 2215-2330; and
next, 2330- in Arabic on 9885, but nothing heard there. Something`s
always egregious in Egypt (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NIGERIA [and non]. 7254.9+, Aug 28 at 0616, VON is on at S9/+10 but
undermodulated. Wolfgang Büschel was simulmonitoring:

``7254.934, Today Sun Aug 28 only empty carrier on air, when checked
at 0610 UT in NoAM, like Rochester-NY and Massachusetts remote SDR's.
S=8 at peaks, regular S=/ signal these days at this hour. At 06-07 UT
Hausa lang px is scheduled. Now around 0625 UT some WeAF folk mx
instrument to be heard, BUT ONLY 5 % modulation level, I'd to switch
off the AGC control and set the audio level manually. 73 wolfy df5sx
https://www.wwdxc.de/swl.pdf``

How does one measure % modulation level on an SDR? Or is it just a
guess by ear?

7254.933v, Aug 28 at 1700 into Canary SDR, trace at S3/S5 including
noise level, hardly anything audible to ear, but must be VON on
off-frequency. 1729 recheck however, no carrier there, so has
disappeared leaving an even weaker one within 3 Hz of 7255.000 ---
that would be until 1805, PBS Xizang, TIBET occupied by the ChiCom.
1755 recheck, VON is back on offset channel, and built up to S8/9+10
about Abuja traffic. Manuel Méndez, Spain, says it cut off abruptly,
again, at 1813. I check at 1854: VON is *on again* with music peaking
S9+15. 1857 ``more music at nbc.com``; wrapup, 1958 drum/flute IS just
as that big low audible het hits from CRI Turkish, ruining both of
them. Only occasional chex here since I`m mainly listening to
`Pipedreams` on WYSU stream at 17-19 UT Sundays (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6960 AM, Aug 28 at 0024 & 0038, pirate music JBA vs
HSNL. JBA carrier at 0048. Many reports here say it`s WDOG:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,101164.0.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6925 USB, Aug 28 at 0025, pirate music and DJ, S7/S9
including HSNL; 0038 & 0048 chex, SSTV beepery. Including images,
these say it`s Bad Dog but none later than 0020:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,101161.0.html
Long after I quit, further 6925s reported as WWWW Radio and Two Dog
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 9830.018+, Aug 27 at 2200, VOT English is on with VG signal
into UTwente, but the squealing transmitter, enough excuse to skip it
today. Something`s always erroneous at Emirler (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** U S A. Re: 395 kHz, NDB CA at Newton/Harvs KS: ``Hi Glenn - What
about the following? The city of Newton is in Harvey County - named
for James Madison Harvey (September 21, 1833 – April 15, 1894).
He was a US senator from Kansas and fifth Governor of Kansas.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_M._Harvey_(politician)
Ron`` Howard, CA

Makes as much sense as EI Enid being nicknamed ``Garfy`` for Garfield
County, named for a president. ``Garfy`` is never heard in any other
context among inhabitants.

While looking that up at https://rxx.classaxe.com/en/rna/signals
I also note the periods of the three on 341 kHz, in seconds to three
decimal places, presumably the intervals between the start of one ID
loop and start of the next one, regardless of the length of each MCW.
Note that EI Enid and OIN Oberlin are almost the same, so it would
take quite a while to go thru a complete cycle of total CCI and total
alternation. Perhaps a mathematician can come up with the formula.
Periods: EI 7.931, DNI 5.319, OIN 7.79 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2153 monitoring: confirmed UT
Sunday August 28 at 0030 on WRMI 7780, S6/S9, the first few seconds
marred by a noise burst which keeps happening, now after the Allen
Graham Ecuador ID.

Also confirmed UT Sunday August 28 at 0414 starting about an hour late
on WA0RCR, 1860 AM, MO, S9+15/22 into nearby SDR with storm crashes.
Next:

2000 UT Sunday IRRS 1323 & 918? & 207?-Italy
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

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** U S A. 9330.185V, Aug 27 at 2222, WLCR/WBCQ is S9/+10 in English,
and slightly wavering, furthest off-frequency yet. I`m no expert on
transmitters or their drivers, but what I don`t get is why they don`t
come with ``fine-tuning`` capability, just like receivers. Of course
someop would still have to be responsible for keeping them zeroed. Or
why not AFC = automatic frequency control? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 9330v, Aug 28 at 1415, WBCQ/WLCR is OFF. What`s the problem
now? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 7489.9, Aug 28 at 0020, the Akron guy from Summit Radio with
his `Cruisin` the Decade` show on WBCQ. i.e. during one hour, 10 songs
from each of the past 10 decades. He talx a lot about them too and
really seems to know his subject, but limited to the narrow genre of
US pop music, apparently. At 0032 says he`s on 20 stations, mostly AM
& FM including CKLB-FM 101.9 in Yellowknife N[W]T, which WTFDA FM
database shows as a 234-watt aboriginal station, ``The Voice of
Denedeh`` with a country [sic] format; and also with long-range
coverage via SW, Channel 292 in Germany, the WBCQ ``mega-transmitter``
[sic] in Maine, and WRMI; and greets some listeners who heard him on
each. 0035 plays a song from 1982y and reaches the current decade by
0053 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5085, UT Sun Aug 28 at 0036 & 0054, still no `Theater Organ
Under the Arch` as supposedly scheduled around 0030, rather a ham YL
with Q&A such as, should I ever climb a tower alone? NO (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

** U S A. 9475, Aug 28 at 1545, NO signal from WTWW-1, once prime time
for Sunday morning disservice by passé Pastor Pete Peters. So is this
transmitter totally out of air, nor 5830 evenings? Nor have I run
across WTWW on 9940 lately, whichever #transmitter that may have been,
the ``Ukraine`` service ``Voice of Freedom``, which also sometimes
used to be referred to on 5085 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** VANUATU [non]. 11835, Aug 28 at 0618, JBA carrier, surely too weak
to be RV X 3, so maybe China now? No harmonic JBA carrier on 7890 at
all (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1953 UT August 28

 

Glenn Hauser logs August 27, 2022  View Printable Version 
Saturday, August 27 2022

Hauser
** ANTARCTICA [and non]. 15475.98 RCUSB, Sat Aug 27 at 1435 tune-in
via LU4AA remote, nothing yet, but 1441 recheck, LRA36 is already
underway with tangos; 1443 ``más austral``, ``Radio Nacional, nos
une`` canned ID, more music. 1459 sign-on with staff list; talking
about Patagonia. 1501 another sign-on, the multilingual one; 1503 the
Antártida song.

1505 the LU4AA remote craps out, can`t access it anymore, so try all
the others in Argentina, Uruguay, Brasil. No LUs as good as 4AA was.
Best left is PT2HFC, Brasília #1 which employs Arnie`s favorite
antenna, T2FD: Tilted Terminated Folded Dipole:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T2FD_antenna

1510 music, 1512 ID, music, live greetings by YL to the 18th program
of 2022. 1514 mentions ``día de la radiodifusión``, today = 102nd
anniversary of broadcasting in [my joke] Alta Antártida = Argentina,
as previously publicized to be celebrated all weekend by 49 or 50
stations nationwide. 1521 fade-out, or off?

1535 resuming with sign-on ``A partir de...``, brief extraneous talk
like 2-way QRM? Back to YLs, mentioning something happening in 1952y,
history stuff. 1537 contact info platforms, 1538 music. 1541 refers to
27 de agosto de 1920; 1546 tango. 1549 about ``Horacio Guarany``
[pseudo.], Argentine singer *1925-2017*
https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horacio_Guarany
https://youtu.be/1ZaRCC_e3W0

YLs chatting, becoming JBA, 1552 joined by OM voice. 1603 best
reception now via Pardinho, Brasil with a G5RV antenna.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G5RV_antenna

At 1609 I notice that Bruce Churchill, Carlsbad CA, is also on PT2HFC
SDR. Off by 1611, just as well as since 1606, I`m mainly listening to
KUCO for `The Score`, this week filmusic from summer blockbusters.
Missed first airing Friday at 19-20 UT while out & about. BTW, at 1650
briefly some tango-like tune there.

Bruce Churchill later reports: ``So, LRA-36 15475.98 on this morning
at 1540 tune with nice S3 signal from PT2HFC SDR in Brasilia – woman
commentator, ID’s by man (probably recorded), usual good Argentinian
music. ID by man at 1616 and then nominally off (although a strange
music segment for about 5 sec or so was heard at 1617) and then xmtr
shutdown. Signal faded to S2 after about 1550-1555. Checked my
favorite Iceland site at Bjangtangar, but nothing heard there.
Normally LRA-36 needs to be on later for Iceland to get a decent
signal. Bruce`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 6060, Aug 27 at 0621, only RHC English still on, S9+20
undermodulated. 5040 still on with Spanish, music. Something`s always
wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NIGERIA [and non]. 7254.9+, Aug 27 at 0616, VON is on again, S9/+10
direct, undermodulated Hausa. At 1655 into Canary SDR, 7255- is on but
VP S5 vs S7 storm crashes, 1700 ID and news, SAM frequency as
7254.9335v. 1804 recheck, now much better at S9/+10, news mostly
readable. 1810 program ID as ``Africa Hour`` so continental content.
1825 about desertification. 1832 plugs various apps for reaching VON.
1848 about economy, but modulation stops, then fades back up, studio
error? Much depends on how heavy the accent of various voices: the
anchorette is bestte, sorta mid-Atlantic. I guess Nigerians can cope
with English variously accented depending on the original native
language.

Nigeria is now the only African country even attempting an external SW
service in English, so VON should be valued, treasured - disregarding
egregious Egypt. And also dissing gospel huxters originating or
relaying. Plus disregarding various `target` broadcasts into Africa.

Signal into Canary should be much better if it`s really 250 kW aimed
moreorless thataway. At 1852, UTwente gets nothing usable, just DRM?
noise but does lock onto 7254.934. No DRM EiBi listed closer than 7245
RRI Saftica at 18-19.

Back to Canary, hit *1857 by on-frequency 7255.0 big carrier as she is
upwrapping Africa Hour. 1858 drum & flute IS still audible under it.
1900 CRI theme for Turkish hour from far Kunming, now with horrible
low het, both unusable as VON presumably goes into Fulfulde as
scheduled 1900-2000 on 11770 like preceding English was supposed? to
be as in Aoki. At UTwente, Turkish clear with no QRM. BTW, current
EiBi lists nothing for VON (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. Nondirexional beacon DX finally picks up, still some storm
crashes audible, but not too close or strong; and local line? noise
level has diminished slightly which had been blocking all weak signals
in the 370-420 kHz range. Aug 27 at 0627-0633 UT bedtime bandscan
finds these:

341 MCW, DNI under stronger than usual local EI EnId, but no sign of
the other co-channel, OIN OberlIN KS. DNI Sherman/DeNIson TX, almost
OK, is rarely audible, 25 watts. BTW, Woodring AP, home of EI, has got
megabux for improvements in runway, hangar, as the great majority of
traffic there is axually related to Vance AFB, for which Woodring is
backup, overflow.

353 MCW, LI, LIttle Rock AR, 400 watts
356 MCW, ODX, OrD NE, 25 watts
359 MCW, SDR, SnyDeR TX, 25 watts
379 MCW, RUE, RUsselvillE AR, 25 watts
395 MCW, CA, Newton/Harvs KS, 25 watts
Searching on the strange name Harvs leads to various businesses
elsewhere belonging to people nicknamed for Harvey, not this. CA = for
CAnsas? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2153 monitoring: confirmed UT
Saturday August 27 at 0400 on WBCQ Radio Angela, 5130 minus 27 Hz into
Maryland SDR = 5129.983, S9+5/10.

Also confirmed Saturday August 27 at 1600 and 1930 on WRN N America
webcast.

Also confirmed Saturday August 27 from 1936 UT on WA0RCR, 1860 AM,
Wentzville MO, steady S9+16 into nearby Warrenton SDR. Next:

0030 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to SW
0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315; as late as 0430]
2000 UT Sunday IRRS 1323 & 918? & 207?-Italy
0030 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to SW
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 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, 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. Re: 1010 kHz, Aug 26 at 0615 UT, bigsig where normally
nothing is very dominant at night, ads citing area code 904, ID sounds
like ``KNSL`` and FM 92.5, then sports talk. Per new NRC AM Log, this
has to be WJXL, Jaxonvil Beach FL, U4 50/30 kW.``

``I think the "KNSL" was their slogan "10-10 XL." These guys appear to
have had serious problems with their night DA for at least 2 years.
They've been a nightly catch on my last 2 or 3 annual sessions at the
Nevada-Utah border, and they were even noted with a strong signal here
in San Diego last October. They run lots of local ads so they're
usually pretty easy to spot. 73 Tim Hall, Chula Vista CA``

West instead of, or in addition to east, surely gains WJXL a lot more
landmass coverage! But bad news for legal 1010s in LA, TX, etc. Also,
on July 1, Terry Krueger in the FL Panhandle complained ``always WJXL
sports pest`` while he was trying to DX other 1010 stations (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** VANUATU. 11835, Aug 27 at 0617, RV still absent (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

This report despatched at 1955 UT August 27

 

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