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JRX Logs August 17 & 19-20, 2019  View Printable Version 
Tuesday, August 20 2019

Logs
JRX Logs_ August 17 & 19-20, 2019
Receiver (s)_ Tecsun S-2000 & Baofeng UV-5R
Antenna (s)_ Longwire

BRAZIL
** 1270. Aug 20, 2019. 0502-0512, Radio Brasil Central, Goiânia-GO, in Portuguese. A musical program with brazilian variety songs and a jingle identitification before song execution. A recorded program, presumably. Reception of fair signal and poor modulation and fades, 35422.
** 1590. Aug 20, 2019. 0513-0523, Radio Correio do Vale, Itaporanga-PB, in Portuguese. A musical program with brazilian variety songs, "Madrugada Correio". Fair reception this time here, 35433.
** 11855. Aug 20, 2019. 2005-2032, Radio Aparecida, Aparecida-SP, in Portuguese. Man announcer presents a musical program "A Boa Música está no Ar!": The best of brazilian songs; 2018 ID an more songs; 2027 A commercial space announcements;  Fair reception here, 35433.
** 145060MHz. Aug 19, 2019. 2307-0046, The Brazilian Room. Amateur Radio Contest in Portuguese by EchoLink. A many brazilian amateur participation. Theme of the day: Are you afraid of being approached by the police, regarding your mobile station? Have your say on this!

CHINA
** 7250. Aug 17, 2019. 2258-2312, China Radio International, Urumqi-CHN, in Spanish. A song; 2300 IS, ID and starts a spanish programming; 2300 Program "China en Chino": A chinese class with a song letter interpretation. Fair reception with good signal, 45533.
** 7430. Aug 17, 2019. 2314-2325, China Radio International, Hohhot-CHN, in Russian. Man and woman voices; A song. Poor reception, 25322.

CLANDESTINE
** 11530. Aug 20, 2019. 1926-2005, Dengê Welat, Issoudun-F, in Kurdish. Woman and man  announcers talk news, presumably; Recorded audio of people manifestations; 1932 Many kurdish songs; 1953 Songs continue; 2000 Man voice; 2002 Woman talks news, says democracy. Fair reception, 35433.


JRX_Jose Ronaldo Xavier
SWARL Callsign PR7036SWL
Cabedelo, Brazil (UTC-3)

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Glenn Hauser logs August 18-19, 2019  View Printable Version 
Monday, August 19 2019

Logs
** OKLAHOMA [and non]. On Aug 19 I sent this to the engineer at
TheClassicalStation.org with a copy to Brad Ferguson at KUCO:

``I usually listen for a while after midnight CDT via KUCO.

For the last few nights there has been quite a problem. The
announcements from WCPE are very low audio level, while the music
levels are fine. This is on a mono-only radio.

I have run into this problem before, and this is what I think is
happening. Studio audio there must have been rewired, so that the mike
is picking up in stereo but is out of phase, which means the left and
right try to cancel each other out (but not quite). KUCO`s own
inserted announcements are OK, so the problem is not at KUCO.

Last night I confirmed this on another radio, a DX-398 which can be
force-switched between mono and stereo reception of KUCO 90.1 off the
air direct. Yes, listening in stereo, WCPE announcements sound OK, but
if I make it mono they are suppressed.

If you always listen in stereo you would not know there is a problem,
but I am sure if you listen to your own signal this way you will find
the same thing. And it is even being fed that way to the satellite
uplink.

Another problem. Long before this I was noticing a lot of background
noise whenever the mike was open, like noisy fans or something in the
studio -- hardly what we expect from a major world broadcaster.

Some but not all announcers also need to be trained in technique of
fading mike pot up and down, rather than switching it on at full
bore.

I hope anyway you will get the phasing fixed so we can hear what they
are saying without straining or turning the volume up and down every
time. Of course there is no point in having any stereo involved with
the announcements.

Since this has gone on for at least three nights, I am surprised if no
one else has noticed and told you about it.

I continue to be very appreciative of WCPE`s service, and have urged
other stations in need of classical to look into it.

Best wishes, Glenn Hauser, Enid OK`` (via gh, DXLD)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1995 monitoring: Don W8SWL Hosmer
reports Sunday Aug 18 to the WOR iog: ``I tried to ascertain if your
1030 UT program was a go this week. Using an XHData D-808 with an AOR
LA-400 loop antenna on my stateroom balcony, I was able to hear bits
and pieces of Hamburger Lokalradio on 7265 kHz from 1015 onwards.
Unfortunately a severe storm sprung up here in Stavanger, Norway at
1025 and my gear was soaked. I had to drag it inside where it was
useless inside the steel hull of a ship to hear any signals. I'll try
again next Sunday from St Petersburg, Russia, when the Viking Sea
docks there. 73, Don W8SWL``. Not reported by Ivo this week either.

Confirmed JBA in OK, Sunday August 18 at 2130 on WRMI 7780.

Also confirmed UT Monday Aug 19 at 0130 on WRMI 7780, after Rudy ID,
S9-S8 with HNL; not much stronger on the meter, S9-S7 but *much*
louder & clearer on 9395 which suppresses all but a bit of the HNL
which diminishes above 9 MHz anyway.

Also confirmed UT Mon Aug 19 at 0230 on WRMI 7780 with HNL

Not confirmed UT Mon Aug 19 at 0300 on Area 51 webcast, which is down
(while 7490 is running); earlier at 0230 I found WBCQ 5130.34 was JBA;
and after 0300 even with NB & NR engaged could only detect a JBA
carrier and maybe a trace of audio, probably me.

Also confirmed UT Mon Aug 19 at 0330 on WRMI 9955, but JBA at S3-S4,
unlike usually much better lately. Next:

1816 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania ND
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
0800 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW [2 editions; hiatus?]
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 to SSE
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
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15550-USB, Aug 19 at 1431, gospel huxter, very poor, as WJHR
remains here ex-15555 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. (1560), UT Mon Aug 19 at 0400 I am listening to the KGOW
webcast which autolaunches whether you want it or not, at
http://vietradio.com --- Since KGOW is no longer tightly direxional at
night into the Gulf, I could probably hear it direct, but this hour I
am at the desktop. It`s time to check out the reports of KGOW relaying
Voice of America in Vietnamese, and other languages?

Vietnamese talk continues past hourtop and I do not hear any VOA
opening, but admit to not listening closely and continuously. At 0411
I notice it`s suddenly in English, but alt with Vietnamese during a
language lesson, e.g. at 0416 UT about the expression ``battle of
wills``. At 0422:30 UT, ``This program has come to you from the Voice
of America, Washington``; continues Viet talk presumably local origin.
0428 UT, VOA jingle but does not introduce in English name of next
language; and resumes its Vietnamese (not Chinese, certainly not
Japanese as some have guessed). 0457 again VOA closing announcement in
English, and an adstring including ``Amarillo Home Roofing``, in
Houston, and some other occasional business names in English. Finally
at 0503 UT, legal ID in English, ``Vit Radio on KGOW
Bellaire-Houston``. Yes, they pronounce it Vit rather than Viet: have
we been mispronouncing Vietnam/ all these years??

Earlier I had visited the website, which is partly in English. Also
has incomplete program schedule, of course not including the 11 pm CDT
hour we are concerned with. It implies the same programming is also on
1480 in Dallas; one place showing wrong frequency 1560 for it too.
That would be KNGO.

I do see a couple of other programs of potential interest, since they
are illustrated by a piano quintet (piano plus string quartet), with
the same major title, but a different subtitle on the second:

Mon 3-3:30 pm [2000-2030 UT] (Nhac Thính Phòng [twice] --- which means
CHAMBER MUSIC! [there is also a dot under a of Nhac]; and
Thu 7-8 pm [00-01 UT Fri] Nhac Thính Phòng -- Tình Hát, which means
LOVE SONG. At Google translate, you`d better get the diacriticals
right.

1560, at 0604 UT Aug 19, I check KGOW direct, and can hear its VV
mixing with something in English making a SAH of 160/minute = 2.67 Hz.
Most 1560s are daytimers or well under 100 watts at night with
exception of a few such as KEBC OK with 250 watts; KKAA in SD 10 kW
(Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 11802-USB, Aug 19 at 1240, JBA 2-way INTRUDERS in
colloquial Spanish, some whistling vs nothing on 11800 or 11805 (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. RF 8, 14, 20, 22, 28, 31, Aug 19 after 1439 UT, BAD DTV
signals on the meter, could be Tulsa and/or Wichita markets, equally
likely per Hepburn map showing level-2 fair tropo enhancement between
here and theres (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1704 UT August 19
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Glenn Hauser logs August 17-18, 2019  View Printable Version 
Sunday, August 18 2019

Logs


FYI


A bit mysterious is the mention also of Berlin in this PR, because it
is apparent that the Ampegon businesses in Germany are not included,


https://ampegon.com/download/pr_sale_assets_of_ampegon_ag_-_immediate_release.pdf

https://ampegon.com/news/?id=110

Together, Ampegon and Ocem are strengthening their world leadership in power
electronics for science and broadcast systems. Their business is
complementary in terms of technology, existing know-how and an extensive
list of worldwide market references.

Energy Technology Srl, part of Arete & Cocchi Technology group of companies,
based in Bologna, Italy, announces that it has reached agreement with the
shareholders of Ampegon AG for the acquisition of its strategic assets


in Switzerland and Germany

through an asset deal transaction.


Ampegon and Ocem are developing and manufacturing a wide range of high
energy power supplies, of both high voltage and high current types, RF
amplifiers using electron tube and solid-state topologies, and shortwave
radio transmitters for analogue and digital broadcasting. The companies
develop both OEM components and integrated systems to meet the needs of
emerging technologies and industries, especially in the fields of fusion
energy, particle accelerators, high-field electromagnets, medical physics,
and industrial RF.


17.07.2019 PRESSEMITTEILUNG:

Acquisition of Strategic Assets of Ampegon AG by Energy Technology Srl

Turgi - Switzerland, and Bologna - Italy, July 11th, 2019

Energy Technology Srl, part of Arete & Cocchi Technology group of companies,
based in Bologna, Italy, announces that it has reached agreement with the
shareholders of Ampegon AG for the acquisition of its strategic assets in

Switzerland and Germany

through an asset deal transaction.

Through its new, wholly-owned subsidiary Ampegon Power Electronics AG, based
in Baden, Energy Technology commenced business activities on July 8th, 2019.

Together, Ampegon and Ocem are strengthening their world leadership in power
electronics for science and broadcast systems. Their business is
complementary in terms of technology, existing know-how and an extensive
list of worldwide market references.

Energy Technology Srl, Teil der Arete & Cocchi Technology-Unternehmensgruppe
mit Sitz in Bologna (Italien), gibt bekannt, eine Einigung erzielt zu haben
mit den Aktionaeren der Ampegon AG fuer den Erwerb ihrer strategischen
Vermoegenswerte in

der Schweiz und
in Deutschland

im Rahmen einer Asset-Deal-Transaktion.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Glenn Hauser via Hard-Core-DX" Sent: Sunday, August 18, 2019 6:13 AM


Subject: [HCDX] Glenn Hauser logs August 17-18, 2019


Ampegon --- Interesting developments --- First, it would be remarkable
if Weiner indeed lost the warranty also for the transmitter, because
it is a Continental. So has Ampegon delivered this product from a
competitor instead of own equipment?
https://twitter.com/AllanWBCQ/status/1146408801794514945

Then there is this:
https://ampegon.com/news/?id=106


- - -


A bit mysterious is the mention also of Berlin in this PR, because it
is apparent that the Ampegon businesses in Germany are not included,
in particular the Ludwigshafen antenna division, formerly part of
Mannheim divisions of BBC, ABB, Thomcast. The same goes for what
remained of former Telefunken Sendertechnik, last known as Transradio,
which went bankrupt just two years ago. So much for the integration
that was planned by Ampegon, with the TRAM transmitters being the only
product they wanted to continue because they had, after withdrawing
the ill-fated M2W, no mediumwave transmitters to offer anymore.

I guess some scratching heads takes place now here and there. Kai
Ludwig`` (via Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report despatched at 0413 UT August 18
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Glenn Hauser logs August 17-18, 2019  View Printable Version 
Sunday, August 18 2019

Logs
** CHINA. 12190, Aug 17 at 1323, CNR1 jammer, one of its favorite WOOB
frequencies against unheard Sound of Hope, S6-S8.

13550, Aug 17 at 1324, CNR1 jammer about the same, S6-S8.

13890, Aug 17 at 1328, CNR1 jammer JBA but enough to // 12190.

13920, Aug 17 at 1328, JBA probably also CNR1 jammer.

10920, Aug 17 at 1334, CNR1 jammer, S4-S7, only WOOB one found below
the 12s and 13s.

11785, Aug 17 at 1351, a rare Firedragon music jammer, not // CNR1
mostly talk jammers like 12190, S7-S9; off at 1415 check, but still a
JBA carrier. VOA Philippines in Chinese finishes at 1400, then CRI
Chinese via Kashgar, EAST TURKISTAN takes over and does not get jammed
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 9570, Aug 17 at 1313, CRI Plus English relay with drama is
S9+10/20 but suptorted modulation. Something`s always wrong at
RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13740, Aug 17 at 1327, this RHC is off, while 13700 remains.
Something`s always wrong at RHC.

15140, Aug 17 at 1330, this RHC is off, while a JBA signal remains on
15230. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11850, Aug 18 at 0027, RHC is suptorted here, which makes the
11840 & 11860 spurs even harder to copy; much better modulation on //
11670, 11700, 11760, and 13740. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PHILIPPINES [non]. 9700, Aug 18 at 0024, S9-S6 fadey talk with that
upward lilt so typical of Burmese --- or rather Kachin, which must be
closely related, as this is the legacy RVA service at 0000-0027
transmitted via VATICAN since RVA quit its own shortwave; and
displaying SMG`s remarkable [cap]ability to serve audiences in the
~opposite direxion, about the closest we can get --- not very! --- to
a VR broadcast to North America direct. Then a suspiciously
Christian-sounding hymn before off (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1995 monitoring: Ivo Ivanov, Sofia,
Bulgaria, reports: ``GERMANY, World of Radio #1995 via Hamburger
Lokalradio on August 17:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MExXz76Sak&feature=youtu.be

https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/08/world-of-radio1995-via-hamburger.html
0630-0700 6190 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg CeEu English Sat, weak signal``

Alan Gale, Whitworth, ROCHDALE, England, writes at 1451 UT Sat Aug 17:
``Hi Glenn, At last I am hearing World of Radio on 9485 kHz via HLR
here at home again today, though it's very weak and getting splattered
by the Romanian station. I can confirm that it's definitely you
though``

Yes, I have also been hearing me since 1431 via SDR in Finland you
recommended:
http://oh5ae.dyndns.org:8073/
Audible, but still heavy splash from 9490 Romania, while only the
latter can be heard via UTwente SDR.

Also confirmed Sat Aug 17 at 2100 on WRMI 9955, S9-S7, upcut at ``---
1995`` after IS & ID loop which just came on a minute earlier, I
think.

Also confirmed UT Sun Aug 18 at 0130 on WRMI 5850, VG, after ID and a
bit of ``Sandunga`` music fill overlapping.

Also confirmed UT Sun Aug 18 at 0324 underway on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, MO:
I can tell it`s me but too much storm noise S9+20/30 just south of
here in OK to tell where I am in the episode. Next:

1030 UT Sunday HLR 7265-CUSB Germany [? missing last week] to WSW
2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to NE
0130 UT Monday WRMI 9395 to NNW, 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 6160v? to WSW
0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955 to SSE
0930 UT Monday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW [still hiatus?]
1130 UT Monday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW [still hiatus?]
1816 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania ND
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
0800 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW [2 editions; hiatus?]
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 to SSE
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
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. Kai Ludwig, Germany, has this Aug 17 response on
the WOR io group to my latest WBCQ AAAWWW report:

Ampegon --- Interesting developments --- First, it would be remarkable
if Weiner indeed lost the warranty also for the transmitter, because
it is a Continental. So has Ampegon delivered this product from a
competitor instead of own equipment?
https://twitter.com/AllanWBCQ/status/1146408801794514945

Then there is this:
https://ampegon.com/news/?id=106

Looks as if the scope of this deal can roughly be described as the
Turgi core business. This should include the product line of shortwave
transmitters, both the manufacturing of new ones (and now a picture
emerges what's really behind the babble about delayed transmitter
delivery from WMLK owners) and spare parts for all the equipment
installed under Ampegon, Thales, Thomcast, Thomson brands in the past.
And also for M2W mediumwave transmitters, for those who still have to
live with one. (Not to be confused with S7HP, which as a French
product is a completely different story.)

A bit mysterious is the mention also of Berlin in this PR, because it
is apparent that the Ampegon businesses in Germany are not included,
in particular the Ludwigshafen antenna division, formerly part of
Mannheim divisions of BBC, ABB, Thomcast. The same goes for what
remained of former Telefunken Sendertechnik, last known as Transradio,
which went bankrupt just two years ago. So much for the integration
that was planned by Ampegon, with the TRAM transmitters being the only
product they wanted to continue because they had, after withdrawing
the ill-fated M2W, no mediumwave transmitters to offer anymore.

I guess some scratching heads takes place now here and there. Kai
Ludwig`` (via Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9955, Aug 17 at 1315, NO signal from this WRMI, which is
supposed to run on Saturdays not only until 1400 but beyond. 9395 is
still on with TOMBS, 7570 with music.

15770, Aug 17 at 1341, no WRMI signal here either, but possibly it`s
propagation as Cuba is barely audible on 15230 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9395, UT Sun Aug 18 at 0100, WRMI with IDs for WTND-LP
Macomb, and ``You`ve got The Edge, WQNA, Springfield``, both in IL, as
Mason Vye in Ontario is opening his hour of nothing but rock music,
presumably obscure Canadian. 0111 testimonial from an Alabama listener
who sounds like he is saying ``Nathan Vay Show``. I see on the doomed
WQNA schedule that `The Mason Vye Show`` is correct when only
scheduled at 1 am [0600 UT] Monday. And on WTND at 7 pm Tuesday [0000
UT Wednesday]. Mason later adds WRMI IDs and is glad to be on SW.
Again this week, 0130-0131 his music rudely interrupted by Radio
Tirana IS and a fragment of their opening theme, before cutting back
to Vye rock. Apparently the automation keeps believing it should start
Albania now like most other nights, then thinx better of it.

As for WQNA being doomed:
https://wqnaradio.org/after-nearly-40-years-wqna-is-nearing-the-end/

And looking at the WTND schedule
http://wtnd.org/schedule/
I see something else familiar: remember Tom & Darryl?

``Friday 8 PM-12 AM [UT Sat 01-05] Tom and Darryl Talk Show -Also on
RFD - Radio Free Dishnuts (Call in at 309-588-4687)
http://dishnuts.net/ --- Tune in to hear Technology talk, music,
discussion and an occasional rant.`` WTND has a listen-live button
which may funxion. Repeats Wed at 16-20 UT on WTND. I am wondering if
WTND got the callsign originally to honor Tom `N` Darryl? (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5085, Sat Aug 17 circa 2320, I am first hearing signs of a
WTWW-2 signal here; QRX for `Theater Organ in the Ozarx` at 2330 ----
NO, rock music, allegedly on request, keeps playing past 2400, also on
the webcast. Maybe Ted got tired of replaying old episodes? And we
know where his musical priorities really lie. That`s OK; tho I love
theatre organ music especially in stereo, this timing always competed
with two or three other things I want to get --- not including pirates
Saturday nights this week since my high line noise level of S9+10/20
is back below 9 MHz! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 0413 UT August 18
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Glenn Hauser logs August 17-18, 2019  View Printable Version 
Sunday, August 18 2019

Logs
** CHINA. 12190, Aug 17 at 1323, CNR1 jammer, one of its favorite WOOB
frequencies against unheard Sound of Hope, S6-S8.

13550, Aug 17 at 1324, CNR1 jammer about the same, S6-S8.

13890, Aug 17 at 1328, CNR1 jammer JBA but enough to // 12190.

13920, Aug 17 at 1328, JBA probably also CNR1 jammer.

10920, Aug 17 at 1334, CNR1 jammer, S4-S7, only WOOB one found below
the 12s and 13s.

11785, Aug 17 at 1351, a rare Firedragon music jammer, not // CNR1
mostly talk jammers like 12190, S7-S9; off at 1415 check, but still a
JBA carrier. VOA Philippines in Chinese finishes at 1400, then CRI
Chinese via Kashgar, EAST TURKISTAN takes over and does not get jammed
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 9570, Aug 17 at 1313, CRI Plus English relay with drama is
S9+10/20 but suptorted modulation. Something`s always wrong at
RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13740, Aug 17 at 1327, this RHC is off, while 13700 remains.
Something`s always wrong at RHC.

15140, Aug 17 at 1330, this RHC is off, while a JBA signal remains on
15230. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11850, Aug 18 at 0027, RHC is suptorted here, which makes the
11840 & 11860 spurs even harder to copy; much better modulation on //
11670, 11700, 11760, and 13740. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PHILIPPINES [non]. 9700, Aug 18 at 0024, S9-S6 fadey talk with that
upward lilt so typical of Burmese --- or rather Kachin, which must be
closely related, as this is the legacy RVA service at 0000-0027
transmitted via VATICAN since RVA quit its own shortwave; and
displaying SMG`s remarkable [cap]ability to serve audiences in the
~opposite direxion, about the closest we can get --- not very! --- to
a VR broadcast to North America direct. Then a suspiciously
Christian-sounding hymn before off (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1995 monitoring: Ivo Ivanov, Sofia,
Bulgaria, reports: ``GERMANY, World of Radio #1995 via Hamburger
Lokalradio on August 17:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MExXz76Sak&feature=youtu.be

https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/08/world-of-radio1995-via-hamburger.html
0630-0700 6190 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg CeEu English Sat, weak signal``

Alan Gale, Whitworth, ROCHDALE, England, writes at 1451 UT Sat Aug 17:
``Hi Glenn, At last I am hearing World of Radio on 9485 kHz via HLR
here at home again today, though it's very weak and getting splattered
by the Romanian station. I can confirm that it's definitely you
though``

Yes, I have also been hearing me since 1431 via SDR in Finland you
recommended:
http://oh5ae.dyndns.org:8073/
Audible, but still heavy splash from 9490 Romania, while only the
latter can be heard via UTwente SDR.

Also confirmed Sat Aug 17 at 2100 on WRMI 9955, S9-S7, upcut at ``---
1995`` after IS & ID loop which just came on a minute earlier, I
think.

Also confirmed UT Sun Aug 18 at 0130 on WRMI 5850, VG, after ID and a
bit of ``Sandunga`` music fill overlapping.

Also confirmed UT Sun Aug 18 at 0324 underway on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, MO:
I can tell it`s me but too much storm noise S9+20/30 just south of
here in OK to tell where I am in the episode. Next:

1030 UT Sunday HLR 7265-CUSB Germany [? missing last week] to WSW
2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to NE
0130 UT Monday WRMI 9395 to NNW, 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 6160v? to WSW
0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955 to SSE
0930 UT Monday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW [still hiatus?]
1130 UT Monday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW [still hiatus?]
1816 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania ND
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
0800 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW [2 editions; hiatus?]
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 to SSE
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
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. Kai Ludwig, Germany, has this Aug 17 response on
the WOR io group to my latest WBCQ AAAWWW report:

Ampegon --- Interesting developments --- First, it would be remarkable
if Weiner indeed lost the warranty also for the transmitter, because
it is a Continental. So has Ampegon delivered this product from a
competitor instead of own equipment?
https://twitter.com/AllanWBCQ/status/1146408801794514945

Then there is this:
https://ampegon.com/news/?id=106

Looks as if the scope of this deal can roughly be described as the
Turgi core business. This should include the product line of shortwave
transmitters, both the manufacturing of new ones (and now a picture
emerges what's really behind the babble about delayed transmitter
delivery from WMLK owners) and spare parts for all the equipment
installed under Ampegon, Thales, Thomcast, Thomson brands in the past.
And also for M2W mediumwave transmitters, for those who still have to
live with one. (Not to be confused with S7HP, which as a French
product is a completely different story.)

A bit mysterious is the mention also of Berlin in this PR, because it
is apparent that the Ampegon businesses in Germany are not included,
in particular the Ludwigshafen antenna division, formerly part of
Mannheim divisions of BBC, ABB, Thomcast. The same goes for what
remained of former Telefunken Sendertechnik, last known as Transradio,
which went bankrupt just two years ago. So much for the integration
that was planned by Ampegon, with the TRAM transmitters being the only
product they wanted to continue because they had, after withdrawing
the ill-fated M2W, no mediumwave transmitters to offer anymore.

I guess some scratching heads takes place now here and there. Kai
Ludwig`` (via Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9955, Aug 17 at 1315, NO signal from this WRMI, which is
supposed to run on Saturdays not only until 1400 but beyond. 9395 is
still on with TOMBS, 7570 with music.

15770, Aug 17 at 1341, no WRMI signal here either, but possibly it`s
propagation as Cuba is barely audible on 15230 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9395, UT Sun Aug 18 at 0100, WRMI with IDs for WTND-LP
Macomb, and ``You`ve got The Edge, WQNA, Springfield``, both in IL, as
Mason Vye in Ontario is opening his hour of nothing but rock music,
presumably obscure Canadian. 0111 testimonial from an Alabama listener
who sounds like he is saying ``Nathan Vay Show``. I see on the doomed
WQNA schedule that `The Mason Vye Show`` is correct when only
scheduled at 1 am [0600 UT] Monday. And on WTND at 7 pm Tuesday [0000
UT Wednesday]. Mason later adds WRMI IDs and is glad to be on SW.
Again this week, 0130-0131 his music rudely interrupted by Radio
Tirana IS and a fragment of their opening theme, before cutting back
to Vye rock. Apparently the automation keeps believing it should start
Albania now like most other nights, then thinx better of it.

As for WQNA being doomed:
https://wqnaradio.org/after-nearly-40-years-wqna-is-nearing-the-end/

And looking at the WTND schedule
http://wtnd.org/schedule/
I see something else familiar: remember Tom & Darryl?

``Friday 8 PM-12 AM [UT Sat 01-05] Tom and Darryl Talk Show -Also on
RFD - Radio Free Dishnuts (Call in at 309-588-4687)
http://dishnuts.net/ --- Tune in to hear Technology talk, music,
discussion and an occasional rant.`` WTND has a listen-live button
which may funxion. Repeats Wed at 16-20 UT on WTND. I am wondering if
WTND got the callsign originally to honor Tom `N` Darryl? (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5085, Sat Aug 17 circa 2320, I am first hearing signs of a
WTWW-2 signal here; QRX for `Theater Organ in the Ozarx` at 2330 ----
NO, rock music, allegedly on request, keeps playing past 2400, also on
the webcast. Maybe Ted got tired of replaying old episodes? And we
know where his musical priorities really lie. That`s OK; tho I love
theatre organ music especially in stereo, this timing always competed
with two or three other things I want to get --- not including pirates
Saturday nights this week since my high line noise level of S9+10/20
is back below 9 MHz! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 0413 UT August 18
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