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Glenn Hauser logs June 1-2, 2020  View Printable Version 
Tuesday, June 02 2020

Hauser
** CUBA. 11950-11975, June 1 at 2250, REE splattering out of 11950
transmitter; sounds a lot like the local noise blobs OG&E has been
working on, so at first feared they remain, but these have matching
modpeaxe to 11950. Not unusual for this frequency to be active before
2300 despite its razón de ser the `Mesa Redonda` separate TV audio
soundtrack hour nominally from 7 pm local (not 00-01 UT, don`t you
believe Aoki/NDXC`s outdated standard time info among others for RHC).
Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** INDIA. 7380, June 1 at 0053, S9+25 signal with DSB tone close to
1000 Hz, almost overcoming 7375 Romania; what? 0101 YL in unID
language, music with very minor harmonies; 0109 now OM in S Asian
language. It`s the AIR Sindhi service at 01-02, which Jose Jacob said
resumed May 9. Sindhis are in both northern India, and Pakistan. But
this is an ``external`` service; HFCC registered as 0045-0200, 400
[sic] kW at 300 degrees from Bengaluru (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6925, June 2 at 0043, VP signal, mushy music
chanting & yelling, on USB & LSB, but unstable carrier seems reduced.
Several logs here say it`s Yeah Man Radio, but no complaints about the
audio, rather ``sounding great here``:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,67858.0.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SPAIN. 9690, June 1 at 2130, accurate timesignal and ID as REE, so
back in business as of today, after default to domestic RNE relay
fillers. YL`s program, didn`t catch title, said it was the first one
in three months. In Spanish. Unfortunately I was distracted after
2200, but by 2245 recheck REE is in French on 9690 VG, 11940 good,
11670 VP, and 12030 missing --- so English probably also resumed at
2200-2230 (M/W/F). That`s soon confirmed as I check the WOR iog: Alan
Roe, Teddington UK, said at 2121:

``The REE programme guide on their website at
https://www.rtve.es/radio/radio-exterior/programacion/
has today (1 June) changed to show programming in English from 1 June
(at 2200, French at 2230 and Portuguese at 2300 UT). If confirmed
shortly, then that will be a welcome return to shortwave of these
language services following the disruption caused by Covid-19.

Scheduled frequencies are 9690, 11670, 11940 and 12030 kHz (12030 not
currently audible here (2115 UT - may be off air at present).``

And he follows up at 2207: ``REE English language service confirmed
back on-air at 2200 on 1 June on 9690, 11670 & 11940 kHz, with a short
introduction by Justin Coe and Alison Hughes remembering lost
colleagues at REE and playing Requiem music.``

Harold Frodge, MI, adds at 2210: 11940 VGood at 2200, 11670 fair &
only a tone on 12030. 9690 best. At 2205 running Requiem by Francisco
Guererro``

I want to hear that. REE`s huge podcast archive has not yet added the
latest #2162, since 14 March, tnx to direct link in the WOR Hitlist:
https://www.rtve.es/alacarta/audios/emision-en-ingles/
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2036 monitoring: confirmed UT Tue June 2 at
0100 on WRMI 7780, poor S7-S9, but good via UTwente altho with its
local click/buzz QRM problem. Next:

2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW [off air last week]
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 Terry Colgan, Austin TX,
who sent a contribution via PayPal to woradio at yahoo.com
PayPal not necessarily in US funds as they will convert.

One may also contribute by MO or check in US funds on a US bank to:
Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 9330, June 2 at 0046, WLCR via WBCQ-6, June 2 at 0046 is
back on in Brazuguese, only S8 to S9+10 offbeam here. Guess they
rerefixed the ring around the tube socket thingie, but for how long?
Was not on earlier June 1. As of 0325 UT June 2, no AW twits about
this yet, since the last one May 31 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 7489.98 approx., UT Tue June 2 at 0051, the unique Spanish
accent of Bill Tilford during FTIOM on WBCQ-1; with BFO can tell the
carrier is unstable. Good signal level by this hour. Nothing on 6160v
or 5130 now (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 7520, June 2 at 0050, Brother Scare is here now at S9+50 via
WWCR-4. Wacko stuff about HAARP causing earthquaxe. On the transmitter
sked expiring May 31, the only one yet visible, 7520 was available
00-02 UT but preferable totally blank programming (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

This report dispatched at 0414 UT June 2

 

Glenn Hauser logs May 31-June 1, 2020  View Printable Version 
Monday, June 01 2020

Hauser
WORLD OF RADIO HITLIST

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

1) Belgium - R Onda: Added links to this station
2) Madagascar - Madagascar World Voice: Added links for MWV
3) USA - KNLS: Updated home and freq links to point to World Christian
Broadcasting web site
4) Vatican - R Vaticana: Updated links to frequencies (thanks to Mike
Terry in WOR iog)

Unless there's a major change anywhere, the next update will be late
June. Best wishes and 73 (Alan Roe, May 31)

** BRAZIL.. 9666.650V, June 1 at 0545, JBA carrier from presumed RVM
always off-frequency and varying considerably. Last night was stronger
with music but did not get a precise fix on it, I think on the minus
side of 9666. Also seems to be the only ZY left on 31m, at least
overnight (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CHINA. 13160, June 1 at 1359, S5-S7, pop song to ToH timesignal and
off 1400*; another listed CNR1 jammer and SOH frequency, but no sign
of the victim. No others in the area (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 6060, June 1 at 0556, RHC again absent from this English
frequency after 0500, and suspect also absent for Spanish before 0500.
Remainders: 6145 S9+20 and suptorted; 6100 S9+40 suptorted; 6000 S9+20
and distorted during music show. Something`s always wrong at RHC
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. Bob Biermann replies to my 89.1 Oasis Network log: ``Non
coms can use any means to feed a non commercial translator. You can
even rebroadcast a station from thousands of miles away.`` Which is
what 88.3 had been doing; well, hundreds (Glenn Hauser, WOR)

** U K [non]. 9745V, June 1 at 0550, poor in African language,
unstable frequency. Listed as BBC Hausa via AUSTRIA; but maybe
substitute site as Ivo reported some Moosbrunns missing. Unlikely
Bahrain listed 24 hours (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U K [non]. 9455, UT Mon June 1 at 0100, WRMI with Radio Emma Toc,
as scheduled now for a few weeks but failed to appear; so first time
I`ve heard it. This is the second monthly broadcast. Only a few
minutes at first about the 2MT story, to be continued, etc., etc.

0116 excerpt from Wavescan; 0123 about numbers stations such as
Lincolnshire Poacher. Several times refers to own website for linx to
more about segments --- but there aren`t any!
https://www.emmatoc.org/worldservice

At least it explain the strange name, which was certainly a poor
choice for fonetix:

``Footnote: Why 'Emma Toc' ...? The wireless station was required to
read out their allocated callsign '2MT' at regular intervals, & in
1922 the British Army phonetic alphabet of the time was used. 'M' was
'Emma' & 'T' was 'Toc', so '2MT' became 'Two Emma Toc'. The amusing &
flippant manner in which Captain Peter Eckersley read out the phonetic
version of '2MT' resulted in the station being affectionately known as
'Two Emma Toc'!`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2036 monitoring via Rochester NY KiwiSDR:
confirmed UT Monday June 1 at 0130 & 0230 on WRMI 7780, good; 0300.5
on Area 51 via WBCQ 5130, good; 0330 on WRMI 9955, not audible there,
but in Colombia atop jamming except during some deep fades. Also
confirmed on WRN webcast at 0130.

Also confirmed Monday June 1 from 1800:45 or so on IRRS via ???? 7290,
monitored on UTwente SDR, VG but usual AACI splatter from 7280/7300?
However, off to a rough start: tune-in 1755 only signal is VG Qur`an
from Iran, 1756 VIRI Italian opening as ``Radio Italia`` at 1750-1820
on 5925, where it is supposed to be. Heavy collision once IRRS carrier
on *1758, making rippling SAH; 1759 bits of music on and off, 1800
IRRS sign-on with Milano PO Box and phone number only; FSN Washington
headlines; still clashing as WOR opens, but Iran cut off about
1801:30* and we are in clear past 1829, only the low ``RTTY``
undercurrent also audible. Something`s always SNAFU at Sirjan. Next:

0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW [off air last week]
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 Terry Colgan, Austin TX,
who sent a contribution via PayPal to woradio at yahoo.com
PayPal not necessarily in US funds as they will convert.

One may also contribute by MO or check in US funds on a US bank to:
Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 7490.0, May 31 at 2307, WBCQ closer to nominal than usual,
S9+25 fading to S7, during Harry Shearer`s `Le Show` --- I would like
to hear this every week but the scheduling is very inconvenient, up
against 60 Minutes. Modulation is unusually muffled. Topic is how
Amazon sends out promotion to TV stations disguised as ``news``,
including to OK`s own KOCO. All other `BCQ frequencies are OFF, or
inaudible, including the SS on 9330 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5985, June 1 at 0558, Qur`an --- what`s this, new frequency
for Algeria via France? Had just heard that on 6125 and 7595 but now
they are off. Soon to WRMI canned ID and off 0600*. O yeah, WRMI runs
5985 this late only on UT Mondays with Yeshua show, who probably would
not be qool with Qur`an from the World Music fill reel. This WRMI-2 is
the only one on the odd azimuth of 222 degrees to Central America,
primarily for NHK relay at 0400-0430, also various gospel huxters or
DX programs at 0330-0400 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5890, June 1 at 0600, WWCR-4 is on not only with dead air
but TOM modulation, // 3215 while 4840 has something else altho both
supposed to be Overcomer ``Ministy`` or ``Ministries``, while correct
word is ``Ministry``. WWCR website only shows transmitter sked
expiring May 31, while June 1 is a normal changeover date, so maybe
now 5890 intentionally on. Anyway the transmitter skeds covering 24
hours each are only what`s *available*, (5890 at 02-12), not axual
usage. For that we need to see the new June pdf program skeds; while
May still shows nothing on 5890 except 02-04 UT Tue-Sat non-TOM (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 17775-, June 1 at 1442 at first no signal from KVOH but then
a JBA carrier; 1904 recheck, definitely on to S9+20 but
undermodulated, and in English! not Spanish, about God and COVID-19.
May I suggest that the Omnipotent one could eliminate it, poof! if
enough believers beg It to (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. Local scratchy noise blob survey May 31 after 2300,
approx. ranges, peaking not necessarily right in their middles:
6878-7000, 7340-7365, 7680-7730, [8-9 not checked], 9125-9155,
9480-9530, 9830-9885, 10190-10240; the top one weak and none audible
higher.

Next check at 0543 June 1, still there around approx. 7350, 7705,
9500, 9855. OG&E is searching them out Monday morning/noon June 1. No
confirmation yet that he found the source, but seem to be gone by
1900, leaving only general buzz noise level across the bands (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1927 UT June 1

 

Glenn Hauser logs May 30-31, 2020  View Printable Version 
Sunday, May 31 2020

Hauser
** OKLAHOMA. 89.1-WBFM, May 30 at 2014 UT, 205-watt H&V Enid
translator K206CA surprising with gospel song in Spanish, 2017 back to
English. Noticed as I am bandscanning futilely for sporadic E DX. This
is the Oasis Network, primary KNYD 90.5 Tulsa market, 80/80 kW Broken
Arrow. But it can`t be an off-air pickup due to our semi-local on
90.5, KBVV Goltry. Oasis is also on 88.1, 0/50 kW KMSI Moore, more
audible here vs KWOU Woodward. There is not a word of Spanish on the
Oasis website, unless they be the names of founder David Ingles,
depending on how he pronounce them, but his music is in English (Glenn
Hauser, Enid, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. 88.3-WBFM, May 30 at 2015 UT, 250-watt Enid translator
K202BY, is spreading out between 87.7 and 88.9 on the DX-398 as I
attempt to check ``open`` frequencies for sporadic E DX. WTFDA FM
database still has this as a Family Radio satellator of KEBR 88.1 in
California! Despite my first report Feb 1 of transfer on the air to
KJIL 99.1 Copeland KS, as in ``Jesus Is Love``. Normally it only ruins
adjacents 88.1 and 88.5 (Glenn Hauser, Enid, WOR)

** SAO TOME E PRINCIPE. 9830, May 31 at 0634, African language under
NSS RTTY: it`s DW in Hausa relay at 0630-0700 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 9830, May 30 at 2203, no signal from VOT English to us,
just NSS RTTY. Something`s always erroneous at Emirler. Local noise
blob has fortuitously drifted upward so that only its edge barely
bother 9830 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 475.09-CW kHz, May 31 at 0636 UT, Dave Frantz has resumed
his very slow Morse code beacon at WWRB Manchester TN, ``WA4SZE COM
WA4SZE/BEACON``. I tune past here almost every night, and last time
heard was December 10, 2019 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 18150-USB, May 30 at 2200, KJ4BJ, ham in Tennessee in
contact with 9Z4AH in Trinidad, unheard. QRZ.com shows antennas and
``KJ4BJ USA flag USA, ROBERT J JORDAN, DAYTON, TN 37321 USA`` at
https://www.qrz.com/lookup/kj4bz
Sporadic E opening; can`t compare to 15825 WWCR Nashville, which has
just gone off, but 13845 is very poor. Dayton is 110 miles ESE of
Nashville, roughly between Chattanooga and Knoxville; and site of the
infamous ``monkey trial``.

18160-USB, May 30 at 2207, KJ4BJ has QSYed to here, contacting JBA
HP9SAM in Panamá; only activity on the band (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 28433-USB, May 31 at 1824, good steady ham signal discussing
tubes etc. with unheard contact, no calls, overs or beeps, but finally
closing at 1833 as ``W6SCC, 10-3``. So sporadic E from California? No:
``W6SCC USA Guy B Coleman, Tucson, AZ 85745 USA``. Mentioned hearing
close Colorado on 10m, mode Es? Certainly. Now there is a 70+ MHz MUF
over New Mexico or so. Seemed the OSOB until:

28380-USB, May 31 at 1834, even stronger unID ham, S9+20 discussing
10-10 net`s declining membership (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2036 monitoring: still no confirmation from
Ivo or anyone of Saturday 1300 on 15770 WRMI; but at least this has
finally been entered on the WRMI skedgrid.

Confirmed UT Sunday May 31 at 0300 on WRMI 5800, VG S9+10/20.

Next nominal airing at 0315 UT Sun on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, MO, much
delayed due to open-ended durations of various preceding hamshows:
good signal at Indiana SDR, first check at 0302, TWIAR, and then
Houston AMSAT; 0402 ARRL news; but WOR in progress at 0427 about 16
minutes into so must have started circa 0411. 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 whence? to WNW 594-Italy
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW [off air last week]
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 Terry Colgan, Austin TX,
who sent a contribution via PayPal to woradio at yahoo.com
PayPal not necessarily in US funds as they will convert.

One may also contribute by MO or check in US funds on a US bank to:
Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5085, UT Sun May 31 at 0017, WTWW-2 with `Theatre Organ
[NOT] In The Ozarx`, in progress, S9+30/40! but suppressed/distorted =
suptorted modulation. Probably would be in good clear $ tereo on
webcast, but not convenient to access. Last week this show never
appeared during 2-hour window (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** VIETNAM [non]. 7315, May 31 at 0008, VOV English relay is S9+10 but
just barely modulated; WHRI transmitter ailing? Or no one turning up
the volume (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 2097.3, May 31 at 0619 UT, single-letter beacon A is JBA
in noise level, every dekasecond. Altho a reliable source has assured
us it is not heard as a local signal in Quartzsite AZ, I see in
classaxe.com it is still placed in Quartzite [sic] with a period of
10.14 seconds, last logged by anyone there 2020-08-05. QZ is about 17
miles from the CA border on I-10 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 4875-USB, May 31 at 0021, two tactical calls also
exchanging uteblaap traffic, fonetikaly: 40W and ZPM; seems like there
has been a MARS net here? No QRM from the 4875 ZY, too early? (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1955 UT May 31

 

Glenn Hauser logs May 30, 2020  View Printable Version 
Saturday, May 30 2020

Hauser
** CHINA. 13550, May 30 at 1508, JBA carrier, probably a CNR1 jammer
against Sound of Hope as in Aoki/NDXC; no full WOOB survey today
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 6060, May 30 at 0528, once again what is often the best
modulated and signaled RHC English frequency after 0500 is absent;
still on 6100 > 6145 > 6000 in decreasing order of audibility. And
today 5040 is in correct language, English instead of Spanish, but
always with that squeal. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 12200, May 30 at 0535, JBA algo presumed RHC English 2 x 6100
harmonic. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** FRANCE. 7390, May 30 at 0523, French with self-imposed beepery QRM
--- this hour is RFI itself via Issoudun; meanwhile both ALGERIA relay
frequencies, 7295 and 6125 are without the beepery which usually is to
be heard upon 7295; so they must have swapped the defective
transmitter around (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** FRANCE. 11730, May 30 at 0539, VP S1-S2 news in AmeriEnglish, VOA?
0540 switches to French mentioning ``nouvelles catholiques``? So
Vatican, maybe via Madagascar. NO, it`s the French half hour of NHK
via Issoudun -- of course, defaulting to English news at the outset
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS. 13575.047, May 30 at 1427, S3-S5
Chinesish talk. It`s RFA in Cantonese this hour only via TINIAN,
typically askew. Altho Aoki says it`s *jammed, no sign of that. The
ChiCom are not so eager to bother to block broadcasts in insignificant
minolity ranguages (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2036 monitoring: awake by 1155 UT
Saturday May 30, I hasten to check 9955 whether WOR still be at 1130
on WRMI. NO, replaced by some gospel huxtress, outro as Jack Van Impe
show with address in Troy, Michigan. WRMI skedgrid shows this is
supposed to be on SUNDAYS at this hour, so mistake, or now both? BTW,
I had not noticed that JVI died January 18 this year:

https://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2020/01/19/jack-van-impe-an-apocalyptic-televangelist-has-died/
But like so many other gospel huxters is embarking on a post-mortem
career, tho in the few minutes I only heard her, his widow Rexella
(how`s that for a gender-busting monicker?)? WOR may have been gone
previously from this slot as I have not checked it every week. Next:

1300 UT Saturday WRMI 15770 to NE
[I dozed thru 1330 so awaiting confirmation from Ivo or someone]
1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315; last week: 0357-]
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 whence? to WNW 594-Italy
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW [off air last week]
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 Terry Colgan, Austin TX,
who sent a contribution via PayPal to woradio at yahoo.com
PayPal not necessarily in US funds as they will convert.

One may also contribute by MO or check in US funds on a US bank to:
Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 17775-, Sat May 30 at 1507, still no signal from KVOH, so
its only airing of `Wavescan` is missed again. I wonder what the
problem be now, same as before disabling it for a biweek until a biday
revival, or something new?

Or is there absolutely no propagation this early? Recheck at 1825, now
it`s on at S9-S6 but undermodulated. There is lots of sporadic E
across the eastern half of USA, very little across the western (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 7665-7725, peaking 7700, 9830-9870 peaking 9850, May 30
at 1425, and also circa 9490 at 1435, local noise blobs have shifted
slightly upward by 20-30 kHz (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 15825 & 13845, May 30 at 1530 onwards, WWCRs are getting
sporadic E boost well above normal JBA level. 6m Es DX MAP shows heavy
openings across eastern USA, but only a few spots barely exceeding 88
MHz, i.e. into the FMBC band; normally I need more than that to make
it worth checking here. Below that, however, lots of CB channels have
pileups and hets from all those off-frequency AM units, checked at
1830 May 30: 27025, 27085, 27135, 27165 (``eastern Iowa; south shore
of Lake Erie``); NOT 27185! Also 27205, 27215, 27285, 27295, 27345;
and in LSB not USB: 27385, 27395, 27575. 11m CB can really be hopping,
yet hardly any activity on 10 or 15m hambands.

At 1835-1847 I perform a full bandscan of 30-51 MHz, and hear not a
single voice, just tones/birdies here and there probably out of local
computers. This on the R75, but no VHF antenna, just the HF/MF/LF
longwire, which nevertheless previously succeeded in grasping some 6m
phone USB ham DX from Mexico. I suspect the 30-50 MHz band be very
underutilized these days for local 2-way (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1946 UT May 30

 

Glenn Hauser logs May 29-30, 2020  View Printable Version 
Saturday, May 30 2020

Hauser
** CUBA. 13567, 13634; 13767, 13833, 13900, 13967 approx., May 29 at
1420, it`s been a while since RHC has succeeded in spurting multiple
spurblobs out of 13700-AM transmitter, but here they are again, none
especially strong, at 67 kHz intervals. Best heard in AM mode instead
of FM, the closer ones with F# tone and trace of `Sonido Cubano`
music; the top one only a trace. Something`s always wrong at RHC
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. 255-MCW kHz, May 29 at 0622 UT and also at 1418 UT, ND
beacon SW in Stillwater is back! It had vanished April 4 after
reliable groundwave reception day and night, and in nightly chex, no
sign of it since until now. Classaxe.com says it was last logged
2020-04-02, 50 watts, `Blaki`. I wonder if this have anything to do
with the amount of traffic at that airport, or lack of it, in the
interim (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TAIWAN [non]. 5800 // 9395, UT Sat May 30 at 0130, Freedom Synergy
Radio via WRMI, in English - ever heard them in alleged Spanish?

At 0200, FSR continues on 5800 only, this time an interview about how
China plans to take over the world, with the help of the UN.

5010 // 7780 // 9395, May 30 at 0200 Radio Taiwán Internacional has
resumed in Spanish, unlike the first time I checked, May 27, when FSR
usurped/used up all four frequencies at this hour.

So which way is it supposed to be? WRMI websked has a hard time
matching reality details, but it now shows FSR only at 0130 on 5800 &
9395; and no FSR at 0200, just Radio Taiwan, on 5010, 5800 [sic], 7780
& 9395 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 281-MCW kHz, May 29 at 0622, ND beacon DMO --- not Des
MOines as I first guess, but SeDalia, MissOuri, 25 watts. Classaxe.com
has something about it being shut down in Feb, decommissioned in April
and last logged 2020-03-25. Not off any more (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 13565-CW, May 29 at 1419, HIFER beacon K6FRC is JBA from
Patterson CA. WOR iog member Steve McGreevy says he has set up his own
beacon in Keeler CA:

``Hey, I have a 22m -10 mW quasi-part 15 beacon going in the 22m ISM
band where there are many. The ever weird 13560 has strange carrier
multi-plexi. noises as well as weird dits and other stuff. The CODAR
sweepers have left, yay! So many are running beacons plus/minus 13560,
and I do so most days: 13562.89 (or so) "RR-dash" via a 1/4 wave wire
up 1/6 wave in my shop building/radio-room sub-section - it is in the
sleeping loft and the horiz. wire goes along apex of my shop bldg. -
anyway, it is on a home-brew div. by 2 circuit via a 3rd. overtone
xtal. osc. with a CB-14 xtal., so half CB-14 is its freq., more or
less. LWCA lists these things, linked to HFU and v.v.

CNR-1 is occupying 13570 now, splashing its long-path/short-path
reverbing-LSB modulations upon the 22m experimental ISM band, bummer!
First with the LPE at 16z, than by 1700 getting stronger with
short-path signal. Def. CNR-1 // everything/jammers.``

So I am sure to look for RR and dash circa 13563, but no sign of it
now (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2036 monitoring: confirmed first US
SWBC, Friday May 29 at 2200 on WRMI 9955, fair S7-S4 but NO jamming
audible, nor at spotchex nor closing 2229. (9955 was getting jammed
the following hour for Radio Libertad).

Also confirmed UT Sat May 30 at 0130 on WRMIs via Rochester KiwiSDRs:
7780 & 5850 good, 5010 poor. Next:

0900 UT Saturday Unique Radio NSW 3210-USB
1130 UT Saturday WRMI 9955 [jammed] to SSE
1300 UT Saturday WRMI 15770 to NE
1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315; last week: 0357-]
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 whence? to WNW 594-Italy
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW [off air last week]
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

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** U S A. 7489.930V, May 29 at 2346, WBCQ off-frequency-minus for a
change, with FKB preacher at S7-S9+10; just prior to AAAWWW, 6159.890v
is also on //, and a JBA 5130 may also be //. 2359 closing always with
wrong WINB frequency for his next airing, ``9625``, runs over into
canned WBCQ ID.

7489.94v, UT Sat May 30 from 0000, WBCQ with `AAAWWW`; as soon as WTO
theme finishes, phone rings and Allan has ``got to take this call``,
so fishes around for some music to play: how inconvenient. Back on at
0011, says it was engineering call. A&A talk for almost half an hour
without phone call interruptions about tech problems: rare May
lightning storm caused close-down -- that much have been Wed circa
2100 when there was no 7490 to run WOR. Call was from Chris at
Continental. Super-Station is off again [yes, 9330 vacant], as the
insulator ring around the PA tube has failed again. Discussing perils
of high voltage - a 4160 V switch; transmitter runs 14 kV @ 50 amps.
``If you get a shock, it`s always your fault``.

Finally at 0038 says trimulcasting on 5130, 6160, 7490; and they
discuss the bane of black flies in Maine summers; also had to
replace a bad tube for 7490 a few days ago; 0044 realizes he had not
forwarded the phone lines, which is why not even Freddy has
interrupted so far, and opens them on the 29th of May, YOOL 2020.
Reads a bit of e-mail. 0054 caller asks what times WORLD OF RADIO is
on? AW can`t remember but cosmikdebris gets a reply in just in time:
Sunday 11 pm EDT on 5130; Wednesday 5 pm on 7490. Very quick prayer
and off in time for Hal Turner at 0200. Here`s John Carver`s version:

``Tonight's show started on time on 7490 and 6160 but was two minutes
later on 5130. Allan and Angela in the studio. Phone rang immediately
and Allan said he had to take the call and put some music on. Allan
back at 0011. Said it was an engineering call that he had to take.
Then he said that Angela was beautiful and it'd been really hot in
Maine this past week, eighties and nineties. He also mentioned that
there had been a shutdown of everything at the station this past week
because of lightning. Then he mentioned that the phone call was from
the manufacturer of the big transmitter as the superstation was down
again. Same problem as twice before, an insulating ring at the bottom
of a tube. Then talk about how easy it is to get killed when working
on the transmitters. Manufacturer said they couldn't send a repair
crew because of the virus and Allan told them to just send him the
material for the ring and he'd fix it himself. He did try that when
the transmitter went down but didn't have the right material and it
only worked for about five minutes before going down again. Then a lot
of talk about this particular transmitter. Talk abut Angela's new
gardening adventures around the superstation and then Angela's
complaints about black flies. They also recently had a problem with a
tube on the 7490 transmitter and had to replace it. Some talk about
the unrest in the country and then some virus talk. Reading of emails
at 0052 and a phone call at 0053. Back to some of the email at 0056.
Very short closing prayer at 0059 and off the air at 0100. John,
Mid-North Indiana`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 4840, May 29 at 0614, S9+30/40 of dead air from WWCR instead
of Brother Scare while he still rants on 3215; sometimes it`s vice
versa. 5935 remains on with DGS/PMS (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. 17775, May 29 at 1454, zero signal from KVOH: must
have broken down again after resuming on May 27 & 28.

Only signals on band: 17615+ Sa`udi, 17690 JBA ChiCom jamming and/or
VOA Tibetan via Lampertheim, Germany; and just going off by 1459,
17770 JBA, Turkey in Arabic listed (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 7680, 7315-7330, May 29 at 1424, crackly noise blobs are
still around here, and 9830 at 2001 check. I now have a trouble report
into OG&E and maybe they`ll get to it next week (Glenn Hauser, Enid
OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0339 UT May 30

 

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