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Glenn Hauser logs August 6-7-8, 2019  View Printable Version 
Sunday, August 11 2019

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Glenn Hauser via Hard-Core-DX" Sent: Thursday, August 08, 2019


Subject: [HCDX] Glenn Hauser logs August 6-7-8, 2019


CHINA. CNR1 jammer survey, Aug 7 from 1346: 10160 Chinese JBA;
10960 JBA carrier; 11120 Chinese JBA; no more WOOBs up to 15 MHz on a
poor propagation morning (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

Grayline close to St.John Newfoundland at 23.57 UT:
ALBANIA 6175even CRI Cerrik European relay heard properly
in Detroit Michigan tonight Aug 10th, CRI Spanish program mx played
til cut-off at 23.57:15 UT sharp. S=9+10dB across Atlantic path.


CUBA. 5025, Aug 7 at 1952 UT, line noise level has abated, and I
detect the JBA carrier from Radio Rebelde, but strangely there are
also audible pips at the rate of 40 per minute superimposed. An
artifact around here, or transmitted that way? Something`s frequently
wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

6100, Aug 7 at 0611, RHC English is S9+20 of JB modulation,
better than 6000 which is off; while 6165 is S9 and barely audible vs
high noise level. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK,
DX LISTENING DIGEST)

15230, Aug 7 at 1354, RHC is S9+10 but suptorted, while //
15140 is OK. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

CUBA 5025even R Rebelde Spanish talk discussion on Colombia theme,
S=9 or -74 dBm strength in Detroit MI state.

5040even RHC Bauta talk in English on SW Radio and Cuban journalists,
at 23.35 UT RHC worldwide web address given. S=9 or -76dBm strength.

5990even CRI Cuban relay site from Quivican San Felipe TITAN bcast
center - today excellent audio feed at 23.51 UT, S=9+20dB or -55dBm
signal into Michigan state, talk on American media ...



U S A. 7490.177, Aug 7 at 1955, JBA carrier while my line noise is
off, so WBCQ must be on this early already on a Wednesday, prior to
`Financial Survival` at 2000.

Unlike August 5, no sign of an early test from WRNO 7505 (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

U S A. 5830, Aug 7 at 0607, WTWW-1 is S9+10 of dead air; if it were
modulating, it would still be under-.

9475, Aug 7 at 2005, no signal from WTWW-1 day frequency either, nor a
trace on 5830 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
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USA 6159.859 much odd fq TOM BS sermon heard likely via WBCQ old tx
unit. "Jesus Christ is Coming, to my house", at 23.54 UT,
20% noise level on daylight path S=8 or -73dBm signal strength.


USA 5049.988 likely WWRB station Morrison TN USA - acc fq list,
S=9+25dB or -51 dBm proper signal at 23.38 UT on Aug 10.
Talk on Columbia Film, "Letter from America", earthcake in Taiwan
and China, Russian Siberia Tundra fires. Global Warming theme also.
(terrible many theme mixture - for my brain). ! 19 kHz wideband signal.


USA 4980even WRMI English TV program relay, noted at 23.30 UT in Detroit
Michigan remote SDR unit, S=8 or -78dBm.

5010even WRMI Spanish language service, S=7 or -87dBm sermon, low modulated
audio level, at 23.34 UT on Aug 10.

5800.016 UNID carrier, - maybe coming from WRMI Exciter in Okeechobee FL
state. S=4 -99dBm strength, at 23.46 UT in Detroit MI.

5850even WRMI TOM BS roarer in English, old record or poor web feeder
audio quality ? At 23.49 UT S=9+15 or -61dBm in Michigan remote SDR.

5950even WRMI tiny signal, JBA under threshold level S=4-5 or -89dBm signal
at 23.50 UT on Aug 10. some mx / singer traced - hard to tell any detail.


MEXICO 6184.997 kHz again on lower fq flank, R Educacion Mexico City
Spanish mx program at 23.59 UT on Aug 10,
S=8 or -83dBm in Detroit remote Perseus unit.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 10)

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Glenn Hauser logs August 6-7-8, 2019  View Printable Version 
Saturday, August 10 2019

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Subject: [HCDX] Glenn Hauser logs August 6-7-8, 2019


NIGERIA. 11769.9, Aug 7 at 2008, S6-S7 of undermod talk from Voice
of Nigeria, yet one of the better signals now on 25m.
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
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Some logs of Sat August 10th in Cape Canaveral FL state,
central Europe and in Japan.

NIGERIA 7254.940 kHz VoNigeria Abuja noted with fluttery signal of
S=8 or S=-79dBm signal strength, female interview presenter talk;
at 06.51 UT on Aug 10.

BRAZIL Two Brazilian co-channel in rather "empty" 60 mb range,
noted at 06.30 UT on Aug 10,
4885.015 somewhat little stronger at S=6 in Cape Canaveral-FL
(likely R Clube do Para program ?) and same co-channel
4885.024 S=3-4 tiny signal too.
... and a lot of CODAR signal 'scratches' nearby in range
4736.0 - 4763.3, and
4885.8 - 4913.6 kHz.

9665.571 kHz on upper side flank now Brazilian station sermon heard
in central Europe post, at 07.08 UT on Aug 10, NOT FIX FREQU.,
variable 15 - 20 Hertz moved around up and down.

CANADA 6069.981 kHz CFRX Toronto, talk in En, at 06.45 UT heard in
remote SDR in Cape Canaveral-FL state, S=6 or -87dBm strength.

GREECE 9420even kHz, Greek Radio from Avlis site, Greek flute
folk music, proper signal, 10.8 kHz wideband, in music peaks
up to 20 kHz wideband. S=9+30dB or -35dBm proper signal here
in central Europe. 07.01 UT station ID by female presenter.
When checked again after 08.00 UT, was off at 08.10 UT.

GUINEA 9650even At 07:05 UT today Aug 10 I have heard the program in
the 31 mb, the fq super-9650 kHz, and synonymous with the audio there
is nothing to complain, a Prayer in French ("Amen ...") in excellent audio
quality, I do not even know if they use the Beijing-China or French
Thales / Thomcat / Ampegon shortwave units. 9 kHz wideband signal
at S=9+10dB level or -69dBm strength.

Um 07.05 UT habe ich heute am 10. August auch das Programm im 31 mb
gehoert, die fq supergenau 9650 kHz, und auch bei der Audio gibt es nix zu
meckern, ein Prayer in Franzoesisch ("Amen ...") in vorzueglicher Audio
Qualitaet, ich weiss gar nicht, ob die chinesische TX Schaetzchen oder
franzoesische Thales/Thomcast/Ampegon units einsetzen.
Bei den Afrikanern hakt es ja meist auf der Feederline zwischen Funkhaus
und dem KW Sendezentrum aushaeusig, dies trifft fuer Conakry aber nicht zu.

TURKEY 11675.688 kHz TRT Emirler in Turkish, S=9 fluttery signal towards
NE/ME, heard also here in CeEUR, scheduled 06-11.55 UT, noted at 07.13 UT.
same program on
11750.008 kHz towards all-Europe S=9+15dB at 07.21 UT.

11730.023 kHz noted TRT Emirler in Azeri language (Turk language similar)
at 07.14 UT station program ID by female presenter, S=9+5dB or -69dBm
strength here in CeEUR.

ALBANIA 11855 kHz via CRI European relay site at Cerrik Albania, Chinese
language program to all-Europe at 310degr, 07-09 UT, much overmodulated
powerhouse signal of S=9+50dB, IN PEAKS UP TO 90 kHz WIDEBAND signal.

SAUDI ARABIA 13780.009 kHz BSKSA Riyadh 1st Arabic program, via a
non-direction NVIS antenna towards Arab peninsula and ME target, but here
in WeEUR only weak strength of S=6 at 07.28 UT.

KOREA D.P.R. 13759.985 kHz VoKorea from Kujang site in Russian at 07.30 UT
not strong of S=7 level.

UNIDENTIFIED 13745.010 poor signal of S=4-5 level noted at 07.33 UT -
probably another SOH Taiwan outlet, or strange spurious of the 22 mb.

IRAN 13730.005 kHz IRIB Zahedan outlet in Arabic language, heard with
international news on Israel Politician Netanyahu etc.etc. S=9+15dB
at 07.40 UT.

KUWAIT 15109.701 kHz much odd fq Radio Kuwait Kabd with live phone-in
program in Filipino(!) language at 11.25 UT, in AM mode instead,
not R KWT Arabic in DRM 0945-1325 UT scheduled. S=9+10dB
and surprisingly on 17760even kHz frequency in 16 mb to same program.
Content of phone-in: "... several laughing Filipino women ..."

and surprisingly odd fq of RRI Galbeni at 11.35 UT:
ROMANIA 17669.973 kHz RRI Galbeni English, S=5 signal heard
in Tokyo Japan remote SDR unit.

TX at Tiganesti RadioCom bcast center has been repaired now:

Austrian DXer Paul Gager told me yesterday Aug 9th, that the
German language sce from RRI Tiganesti is back on air on 7355 kHz
again via Tiganesti site towards short-distance settled audience
near Austrian capital Vienna / Burgenland
usually daily at 14.00-14.57 UT.

Now on Aug 10th RRI Tiganesti in Russian language at 13.00 UT heard
also on both Tiganesti channels again ON AIR, heard at Tokyo remote
Perseus SDR units on 9890 and 11940 kHz, both S=8-9 signal across northern
Siberia path to Far East Russia audience.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 10)

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Glenn Hauser logs August 8-9-10, 2019  View Printable Version 
Saturday, August 10 2019

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** ANGUILLA [and non]. 11775, Thu Aug 8 at 1351, so-called Caribbean
Beacon is on with so-called Pastor Melissa Scott, on so-called
University Network. ``Scheduling`` has appeared to be random,
scattershot on this and night frequency 6090, but her website does
present a schedule, much less than the 24/7 in the good ole DGS era:
https://www.pastormelissascott.com/shortwave-schedule.html
and this particular log does fit into it; I have added 24-hour UT to
her confusing am & pm, for which days of week are also confusing:

``Radio Broadcast Schedule --- Join Pastor Melissa Scott via the
Shortwave Broadcast from the Caribbean Beacon.

Caribbean Beacon, Anguilla, BWI --- Coordinated Universal Time
Sunday 4pm to 10pm Daytime 11.775MHz 16-22
Tuesday 1am to 4am Nighttime 6.090MHz 01-04
Wednesday 1am to 5am Nighttime 6.090MHz 01-05
Wednesday 10am to 1pm Daytime 11.775MHz 10-13
Thursday Noon to 4pm Daytime 11.775MHz 12-16
Friday Midnight to 4am Nighttime 6.090MHz 00-04
Friday 7am to 10am Nighttime 6.090MHz 07-10
Saturday 5pm to 8pm Daytime 11.775MHz 17-20

WWCR Nashville, TN --- Coordinated Universal Time
Monday thru Saturday 8pm to Midnight Daytime 13.845MHz 20-24
Sunday 6pm to Midnight Daytime 13.845MHz 18-24
Daily Midnight to 11am Nighttime 5.935MHz 00-11

Pastor Scott's Program Broadcast on Intermountain Public Radio
MOUNTAIN TIME. . . [a bunch of FM stations in Wyoming, Idaho]``

BTW, this is not on the Hitlist, altho several other major American
gospel huxters can be reached. While searching for her, I came across
this unsolicited testimonial for the Hitlist from Gilles Letourneau:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0tQFZ0rFC4
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 10920, Aug 9 at 1348, JBA Chinese, and 10960 JBA carrier;
only other CNR1 jammers in survey up to 15 MHz are: 12870, JBA
Chinese; 13550, S5-S7 Chinese with heavy flutter (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** KUWAIT. 17550, Aug 9 at 2202, JBA carrier from R. Kuwait N American
service in Arabic, in over-optimistic propagation expectation. Several
previous chex recently has been inaudible, but when it is, by this
hour the OSOB (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENNG DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 88.3 WBFM, Aug 9 at 1730 UT, `Thru the Bible`` is
starting, today`s reading from the whole thing being Jeremiah 13-16;
starts off about men wearing girdles, then skirts and heels! Hee, hee;
non-robotic voice keeps a straight face?? Don`t listen to whole thing
but retune at 1746 just as wrapping up this segment with Family Radio
ID. So our local satellator K202BY is finally back on the air. I first
noticed it yesterday, but then and now could have been the
non-translator gospel huxter from Wichita with some tropo, and in fact
this one has some fades as I drive around. But now I`ve got the FR ID
out of California. (BTW, 92.1 KAMG-LP is still silent.)

[and non] Fortunately my BST-1 caradio RF feeder on 88.3 still
overcomes K202BY when I turn it on at 1818 UT --- as the memory scan
soon lands on 13670 for another gospel huxter in English (TWBD), this
time all the way from Madagascar World Voice. Aside from the
programming, I still think it`s neat to hear this, mobile in faraway
Enid. Almost exactly 15.8 megameters, or 9.818 kilomiles statute,
8.532 nautical distant. It has to traverse the whole of the African
landmass before exiting from Morocco into the Atlantic. Later in the
hour has faded down considerably. We may soon know whether in B-19
HFCC, they reascend to the 17 MHz band. The B19 HFCC/ASBU Coordination
Conference will be held from 26 to 30 August 2019 in Argentina (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. Electronic billboard on the NE corner of Garriott &
Garland in front of the new JiffyTrip about to open in Enid (which
replaced a worm-infested pecan grove; sad!), flashes ``Rush will soon
be on Enid FM Radio``, and the same for ``Sean``, August 9. I can`t
read it all as I am in motion, but this surely refer to the 100.9 CP
translator K265FL [Fully Loony] for KGWA which is already airing their
rubbish on AM 960. No, 100.9 is not on quite yet. I cannot hardly
wait. This will of course also difficultize if not block reception of
100.7 from Ponca City, and 101.1 from Stillwater & Woodward. KGWA`s
original FM sibling, 103.1 KOFM, has been spurring or overloading down
to this area too (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. I have been discussing KROU`s new 105.7 transmitter from
Spencer/OKC with KGOU+ CE Patrick Roberts, Aug 9:

I`m glad you got a new transmitter for KROU; no doubt it was needed,
not that it will do us any good in Enid with that translator on 105.5,
not to mention Alva on 105.7.

But KROU ERP remains only 1.6 kW, right? As per FCC. Is that the legal
limit for this facility, or how high could you go if cost did not
matter?

I just had another look at the panel photo of the new transmitter:
https://www.kgou.org/post/new-oklahoma-city-transmitter-improves-sound
TPO 30 watts??? That would be the exciter? What is the full TPO? Must
be under 1 kW for an ERP of only 1.6 kW --- so hard to imagine (for me
not in the business) how the new transmitter of a few hundred watts
cost as much as it did, even at a bargain?

``Hi Glenn. The unit with 30w on the display is the exciter, on top.
The transmitter is 4600w. Our antenna is effectively a 1 bay (level),
four-sided panel at 640 ft. 1600 watts effective radiated power. The
new transmitter system is capable of 5000 watts. Thanks. Patrick
Roberts``

Patrick, Thanks for explaining. I did not realize that the ERP could
be less than the transmitter power -- negative gain apparently with
that kind of antenna. Glenn

``No problem. Karen [Holp, former GM] and I bought the panel to give
the most consistent coverage we could, squeezing all we could out of
the “new site” when we moved to [KFOR tower, virtual channel] 4 $ $ $ $ $ .
It really did clean it up. We used to have a 3-bay to this baby panel
at the [KAUT virtual channel] 43 tower. It was producing a messy
signal, side-mounted on that tower. Yeah... 4.6 in and 1.6 out. At our
power level erp-wise, strangely, a “1 bay” lit up is the best option.
There’s NO nulls under it in the first several miles like the gain
antennas produce. No need for null fill because there are no nulls
from multiple bays. No tower shadowing because this beast custom-wraps
around the massive 4 tower. At 640 ft, there’s not much more terrain
shadowing vs. 300 on the 43 tower which had a ton of it. KFOR was
going to charge the same anyway. I took the height :) Negative gain
systems are an odd thing in a way, but they are a bit of a legal
ability to push the envelop as much as we could. It did extend the
reach as a byproduct of raising height too. You know how it goes in
pub radio. We get one chance to do it right. Thanks! Patrick Roberts``
(Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. RF 36, Aug 9 at 1505 UT, from OKC, KUOK-CD briefly
decodes enough to enable the PSIP ID, then breaks up. Presumably the
same Univisión programming as on a subchannel of full-power RF 29 KTUZ
Shawnee, which displays as 36. Hepburn tropo map shows level-1 minor
tropo enhancement between here and OKC. (Enid is almost always on the
margins or beyond tropo areas --- but wait for next Tuesday!).
W9WI.com lists 7.33 kW, CP for 15. Anything else unusual?

RF 21, KUOT OKC is *much* stronger and in solid with subchannels
1-2-3-4-5, including 3ABN, but KUOT is the PSIP ID on all of them.
W9WI.com show it`s 15 kW, really KUOT-CD, without any subchannel info.
NOT to be confused, as I almost did with another RF 21 listed for OKC,
KTOU, 4 kW with 6 subchannels. There are also Bad signal bars on 20
and 22. In fact rabbitears.info shows KTOU-LD is now on 22 virtually
and really, not 21. 20 could be KQCW-DT Muskogee, which seems to be
the most-often seen from Tulsa market. Ultimately repacked, the only
UHF channels unoccupied in OKC Market #50 will be 17, 20, 28, 34
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 9830, Aug 8 at 2330, oh2, something is on here, poor S6-S8
--- listening closely, jup, it`s in German for another Voice of Turkey
overrun instead of turning off NLT 2300 after English (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1994 contents: Australia, Canada,
Cook Islands, Congo DR, Cuba, Denmark, Germany, International Waters
non, Iran non, Ireland/Italy nons, Kashmir, Laos, Latvia, Mexico,
Myanmar, Netherlands non, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Oklahoma, Panama non,
Romania, Spain, Switzerland, USA; and the propagation outlook

The shortwave broadcasts should be:

2200 UT Friday WRMI 9955 to SSE
0130 UT Saturday WRMI 7780 to NE
0629vUT Saturday HLR 6190-CUSB Germany to WSW
1000 UT Saturday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW [Aug 17? alt. weeks] ND
1430 UT Saturday HLR 9485-CUSB Germany to WSW
1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
2100 UT Saturday WRMI 9955 to SSE
0130 UT Sunday WRMI 5850 to NW
0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315] ND
1030 UT Sunday HLR 7265-CUSB Germany 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 to WSW, 6160v? to WSW
0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955 to SSE
0930 UT Monday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW [hiatus?] ND
1130 UT Monday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW [hiatus?] ND
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?] ND
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

WORLD OF RADIO 1994 monitoring: ready for download early UT Friday
August 9; and confirmed first SWBC Fri Aug 9 at 2200 on WRMI 9955,
fair S9-S4 with perfect timing starting on the dot with no upcut or
overlap; local high line noise level still blasting below 9 MHz,
disaudiblizing whatever be on e.g. 7780, but not affecting 9955.
Sounds like me under the HNL on 7780 UT Sat Aug 10 at 0130 (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15555-USB, Aug 9 at 1357, gospel huxter is readable in
English at S3-S4. WJHR, Milton FL is so rarely audible that it needs
to be logged for the record. Is it sporadic on air, or sporadically
propagating with its paltry incredible 250 watts, run at 1 kW PEP, per
WRTH rather than the legal minimum of 50 kW for FCC-licensed SWBC
stations? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. (7490), Aug 10 at 0054, I tune in WBCQ webcast toward the
end of `AAAWWW` when he usually gets down to business with info about
the Superstation, etc. He`s already talking about it with a caller, so
I did not get it all, just: the power supply modules in the modulator
keep popping off; it`s a design issue which has been there since
installation. When it runs, it runs beautifully. Need spare modules;
in fact, NO spare parts have been supplied tho he has been asking for
them for months! This manufacturer [Continental] is not like RCA or
Gates which used to be eager to help. Nobody cares any more. Also says
they have ``lost the prime manufacturer of antenna`` --- what??
Ampegon?
I am not sure this be relevant, but searching on Ampegon bankruptcy:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transradio
Ampegon took over Transradio a couple years ago. Transradio was
successor to Telefunken.

Allan says he is confident things will work out in the end. But could
the superstation become a white elephant? Who would be left holding
the bag, World`s Last Chance, or WBCQ?

Call from John, the VORW, says he is hearing WBCQ on both 6160 and
9330 now. Just in time for this report, here`s John Carver`s summary:

``Tonight's show started on time on 7490. Allan and Angela in the
studio. Allan is feeling used and abused this evening. A rambling
dialog trying to illustrate his disgust with things. First phone call
at 0015 from Freddie. Mr. Mike calls at 0026 with information of two
upcoming hamfests.

Allan says they're still having problems getting the antenna adjusted.
Says the company has gone bankrupt and they can't get manuals,
blueprints, tech information or spare parts. Said it's difficult to
program the antenna for all the frequency changes without a manual. He
says that there are also problems with the power modules on the new
transmitter and the company is dragging its feet getting back to them
with information or new parts. Allan blames the problems on everything
on the antenna and transmitter being controlled by computers and not
having access to programming info. The German company that bought out
part of the antenna company will not honor the warranty on the antenna
so the station has to pay for any assistance and at the moment they're
not getting any assistance.

Allan says that 7490 is running on very low power, as something in the
transmitter melted about 3 this afternoon and he can't tear into it
till tomorrow. Phone call at 0045. Caller says he is an engineer and
is working on a new shortwave station and has been affected by the
recent bankruptcy and was trying to pump Allan for information about
it. He stated that the new station was still in the future and he
didn't feel comfortable releasing any information about it.

Reading of emails at 0057. Allan also mentioned that they had set
another transmitter to broadcast on 9330 and were using it from time
to time but no details on when or what. Closing prayer at 0102. Show
was off the air at 0108 and 7490 went into Brother Stair in progress.
John, Mid-North Indiana`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1160, Aug 9 at 0241 UT, further chex of KSL SLC, which has
been unusually weak lately: now it`s sufficient, but a SAH of
156/minute = 2.6 Hz, on the R75; rather different on the DX-398,
easily nulling KSL increasing QRM from music, Spanish. At 0317 the QRM
is worse, Spanish music overcoming at times. Nothing from UT to
compare it with, but 850 KOA Denver is also poor, when it could/should
be good. I hear from people at KSL that things seem OK there, running
full 50 kW from the Nautel, but they are looking into it (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1480, Aug 9 at 1306 UT, ``Good Morning Sunshine`` song is
finishing, English named in outro, then W&M light-hearted Vietnamese
chat, from KNGO Dallas, ex-KBXD, but I`ve yet to hear the new ID since
it changed a few months ago. Initially atop KQAM Wichita, but skywave
is dying down less than a sesquihour after sunrise, and soon losing to
KQAM English talker by groundwave (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 10365-USB, Aug 8 at 1354, 2-way in colloquial Spanish,
very poor (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 0226 UT August 10
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Glenn Hauser logs August 6-7-8, 2019  View Printable Version 
Thursday, August 08 2019

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ACCESS TO A-19 SW SCHEDULES via:
http://www.worldofradio.com

** AUSTRALIA. 9610, August 7 at 1302, South Asian song W&M duet at
S3-S5, but I bet it`s a gospel huxter trying to ingratiate itself with
victims: Yes, HFCC shows RBA Kununurra, in Tamil this semihour daily,
but don`t you believe it`s that simple. EiBi shows 5 different
languages, depending. First half on Wednesdays is in MALalayam (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA [and non]. 6070-, Aug 7 at 1954 while my noise level has
abated, I again try for the JBA NAFTA midday carriers on 49m, and
there they are: CFRX, as well as 5950 WRMI and 6185 XEPPM (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. CNR1 jammer survey, Aug 7 from 1346: 10160 Chinese JBA;
10960 JBA carrier; 11120 Chinese JBA; no more WOOBs up to 15 MHz on a
poor propagation morning (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5025, Aug 7 at 1952 UT, line noise level has abated, and I
detect the JBA carrier from Radio Rebelde, but strangely there are
also audible pips at the rate of 40 per minute superimposed. An
artifact around here, or transmitted that way? Something`s frequently
wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6100, Aug 7 at 0611, RHC English is S9+20 of JB modulation,
better than 6000 which is off; while 6165 is S9 and barely audible vs
high noise level. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK,
DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15230, Aug 7 at 1354, RHC is S9+10 but suptorted, while //
15140 is OK. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA. 11769.9, Aug 7 at 2008, S6-S7 of undermod talk from Voice
of Nigeria, yet one of the better signals now on 25m (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA [and non]. Via Benn Kobb and Mike Cooper, we had advance
notice of this event:

``U.S. Nationwide Emergency Test Today --- In the United States, the
next Nationwide Test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) is scheduled
for today, Aug 7 2019, at 2:20 p.m. ET.

All radio and TV stations must participate. The test will not be
transmitted via Wireless Emergency Alerts (mobile phones). Moreover,
the test will not be distributed via the Internet so stations will
have to get the originating signals directly by radio from assigned
sources.

These tests tend to expose audio impairments and transmission
glitches, which is why the government keeps scheduling them. Some
stations 'forward' (rebroadcast) the tests immediately, some delay it
and some don't do anything at all, though required by law. Stations
must report their readiness and test results via three FCC forms.

The equipment required to create, obtain and forward EAS alerts is
complex and requires periodic, expensive upgrades. Few manufacturers
produce these devices. Among non-profit community stations, there is a
desire to open-source these products, which would require approval of
FCC and FEMA and, apparently, issuance of cryptographic keys to device
makers.

This is only a test and no action is required of the radio and TV
audience. However, the FCC has stated:

"Members of the public and interested stakeholder organizations that
are in a position to observe test results in their communities can
provide useful feedback on the nationwide test, including any problems
observed or any complications in the delivery of the EAS message
during the nationwide test by reporting their observations to the
Public Safety Support Center at
https://www.fcc.gov/general/public-safety-support-center."``

I set an alarum a few minutes prior to 1820 UT, but I had just started
lunch. I do grab the PL-880 for some quick chex, and indeed the EAS
tones start at 1820 on KOSU 91.7, then switching to AM, also on KGWA
960, VVKigriega 930, KTOK 1000; and KOKP 1020 --- only the last one
has noisy background, but announcement is still readable. And it`s all
over by 1822. How can we do any significant evaluation in such a short
time, especially while lunching? O, yeah, record the entire
AM/FM/TV/cable spectrum and sort it out later. Not me; did anyone,
unofficially? (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 92.1 WBFM, Aug 6 at 2232 UT while futilooking for a
sporadic E opening (later learn that Rob Ross in ON was getting OK), I
notice that KAMG-LP Enid is finally off after having run dead air for
about 3 months after one day of pretend-programming; what a waste,
just to try to block my DX. Well, I hope it`s gone for good (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PANAMA [non]. 9955, Wed August 7 at 1306, DX program in Spanish via
WRMI, and sure sounds like Manolo de la Rosa, who retired from RHC two
or three years ago, soon outro as part 3 of a talk about the Titanic,
but no name given. Would he be mortified to be broadcast now by the
gusana station? The show is `Antena DX`, host Víctor Gutiérrez then
listing its sked on WRMI and WBCQ frequencies without saying which
stations, and I think omitting the very broadcast I am listening to,
if they were cited in time order. On next at 1311 to the AER DX
report, featuring African stations in Congo DR and Guinea Ecuatorial,
once again including R. CANDIP as if it still exist on 5066, and RNGE
Malabo as if it still exist on 6250. He always laboriously spells out
P and E-mail addresses of each station, most of which are in English.
Also DWD on 5905, 6180. Once again he is not named in the outro, so I
won`t either (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1993 monitoring: confirmed Wednesday August 7
at 2100 on WRMI 9955, which was on NLT 2055 with IS & ID loop, but
joining WOR a few sex late, ``---with World of Radio 1993---``.
Earlier thought WBCQ would also be audible, but now the line noise is
blasting again, reducing it to a JBA carrier, but WOR confirmed L&C on
the 7490.18v webcast.

Also confirmed UT Thursday August 8 at 0119 check the 0100 on WRMI
7780, fair S9+10 without HNL.

Next WOR 1994 should be finished by the end of UT August 8, ready for
webcasting, and from August 9 broadcasting (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7490.177, Aug 7 at 1955, JBA carrier while my line noise is
off, so WBCQ must be on this early already on a Wednesday, prior to
`Financial Survival` at 2000.

Unlike August 5, no sign of an early test from WRNO 7505 (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5830, Aug 7 at 0607, WTWW-1 is S9+10 of dead air; if it were
modulating, it would still be under-.

9475, Aug 7 at 2005, no signal from WTWW-1 day frequency either, nor a
trace on 5830 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17775, Aug 6 at 2111, KVOH is still on with S9 music, but
with BFO, carrier seems to be cutting off & on very rapidly; on AM it
sounds like a crackle. Also sounds different depending on whether R75
AGC is off, slow or fast, latter being default (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)
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Glenn Hauser logs August 5-6, 2019  View Printable Version 
Tuesday, August 06 2019

Logs
** CHINA. CNR1 jamming survey, August 6 at 1339+: JBA carriers or
Chinese talk JBA on 10960, 11100, 11150, 11170, 11440, 11460. None
found higher or lower despite local HNL being off (Glenn Hauser, OK,
DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IRELAND [non]. 7290, August 5 at *1814, ITALY [non], IRRS via
ROMANIA via UTWente SDR, cuts on blasting signal but with heavy
selective fading distortion, during tail end of a promo for
http://www.radiocurious.org --- what`s that? Unclear if fully
broadcast on IRRS, whose program schedule is out of date, extremely
generic and not even showing 7290:

https://www.nexus.org/member-services/radio-and-tv/schedules/monday-program-schedule/
IRRS never acknowledges any location but ``Milano``, even in HFCC, but
believed to be Saftica, Romania, still in use altho one of the
Tsiganeshti transmitters has been missing and Saftica might fill in
for it. That website leads to:

``Radio Curious: Long Form Interviews About Life and Ideas -- Welcome
to the 28th year of Radio Curious, now proudly part of the Library of
Congress, and broadcast weekly on approximately 85 radio stations.

Here you will find over 700 half hour interviews on a curiously wide
array of topics concerning life and ideas. These programs are a gift
to you from Radio Curious host and producer Barry Vogel. He started
Radio Curious in 1991, to expand the work he began in 1974 as an
Attorney, Counselor and Mediator in Ukiah, California, the Mendocino
County seat, located about 110 miles north of San Francisco,
California.

THIS WEEK’S INTERVIEW: My guest in this program is Wesley Swearingen.
Agents at the Federal Bureau of Investigation have a history of
illegal break-ins to homes and offices and conducting wiretaps without
a search warrant. In the years when J. Edgar Hoover was the Director
of the F.B.I., these warrantless break-ins came to be known as
“black-bag jobs”. This archive edition of Radio Curious is a December
1995 interview with Wesley Swearingen a former F.B.I. agent, who in
1995 wrote “FBI Secrets: An Agent’s Expose.”

All programs are free for anyone to enjoy, download, copy, share or
rebroadcast as you wish. . . (via gh, DXLD)

** OKLAHOMA. 740, KRMG Tulsa was off the air for a while;
unfortunately I missed it, but here`s why: No video yet on website,
but there was on the KFOR noon news August 6. Other OKC and Tulsa TV
stations probably covered this (gh)

WOMAN ARRESTED IN CONNECTION TO DEADLY ATTEMPTED COPPER THEFT AT RADIO
TOWER --- Angie West [portrait = mugshot]

SAND SPRINGS, Okla. – A woman was arrested in connection to a
suspected copper theft at a radio station’s transmitter site in
northeast Oklahoma that left one person dead and another in critical
condition.

Just before 10 a.m. Sunday, authorities with the Tulsa County
Sheriff’s Office were called to the KRMG AM transmitter site in Sand
Springs. According to the Tulsa World, an engineer checked on an
interrupted signal and found one man dead with wire pliers in his hand
and another man severely burned, convulsing on the ground.

KRMG reports the injured man was taken to the hospital in critical
condition. Officials have not yet identified the man who died.

The Tulsa World reports 37-year-old Angie West was arrested in
connection to the incident. She reportedly told deputies she had taken
the men to the area to take copper around midnight. She says she fell
asleep in the car and when she woke up, she left. West was arrested
and booked into the Tulsa County jail on a complaint of first-degree
murder.

CMG Tulsa Market Vice President Cathy Gunther released a statement
following the incident.

“Early this morning two individuals broke into the KRMG AM transmitter
site. It appears they attempted to access a building through a conduit
and were electrocuted. One of the individuals is deceased and one was
transported to the hospital. From the tools and materials found at the
site, it appears that they were attempting to steal copper. The safety
of our community is of utmost importance – please do not enter any
transmitter site, for any reason, as the area is extremely dangerous”
(via Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1993 monitoring: confirmed Monday August 5
from 1816.5 on IRRS, 7290-AM, still active via ROMANIA, presumed
Saftica site altho never specified by NEXUS-IBA IRRS IPAR. It had just
cut on at *1814 (see IRELAND [non]), 1815 theme ``Triumphal March from
Aïda`` by Verdi, until WOR start. Blasting signal via UTwente SDR, but
some deep selective fading distortion. This surely puts our best WOR
signal across Europe.

Also confirmed UT Tue Aug 6 at 0123 the 0100 on WRMI 7780, poor in
HNL. Next:
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780

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]. Here`s a great example of how regular bandscanning
can pay off: Despite my local high line noise level (which OG&E blames
on Suddenlink sharing the same poles, waiting for Suddenlink to
remedy), Aug 5 at 1906 I`m running thru the 7 MHz band with BFO for
any signal traces, even at a daypart when nothing would be expected
even without the noise --- and there *is* a JBA carrier on 7505, which
has got to be WRNO, far outside its nominal schedule, 01-04 UT
sometimes, and even outside its registered availability between 22 and
16! Fades up a bit with music, gospel, but cuts off abruptly at 1913*,
a test? Back on at *1917:55 with open carrier; At 1925:45 the gospel
music suddenly surges at S9+10, but that is because my HNL has
unexpectedly cut off temporarily. At 1927, 7505 is gone again. Recheck
at 2141, S9+10 HNL is back on and no WRNO.

While the HNL is off I quickly scan the 49mb, at 1925 and find JBA
carriers just where expected at midday from the NAFTA daytime trio:
6185 XEPPM, 6070- CFRX, and 5950 WRMI! (but no 6160v WBCQ)

Furthermore there is a propagation disturbance in progress, making
most of the SW bands almost dead, even above the noise level boundary
worse below 9 MHz: only decent signals circa 1924 being 12160 and
13845 WWCRs; with 9475 WTWW very poor. WWV reported at 1800:

``Solar flux 67 and estimated planetary A-index 4.
The estimated planetary K-index at 1800 UTC on 05 August was 5.
Space weather for the past 24 hours has been minor.
Geomagnetic storms reaching the G1 level occurred.``

Quick check next day Aug 6 at 1837 finds the HNL buzzing of S9 to
S9+10 on most frequencies below 8.8 MHz, with a few gaps (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. [Re my 830 log presumed WUMY:]
NEW TUCSON RADIO VENTURE TARGETS OLDER 'LOST AUDIENCE'
By Cathalena E. Burch Arizona Daily Star Aug 5, 2019 Updated 1 hr
ago

Tucson radio will welcome a new station today that features some
familiar voices.

This morning, 101.7-FM and 830-AM will go live as KDRI The Drive, a
Tucson-focused music and entertainment station targeting listeners
between the ages of 45 to 64.

Owners Fletcher McCusker, Bobby Rich and Jim Arnold say those are the
listeners that have long been neglected not only in Tucson but
nationwide by corporate-owned radio that focuses on the 25-to-40
segment.

“We kind of view them as a lost audience,” said longtime Tucson
business titan and community activist McCusker, the only one among the
trio who doesn’t have an extensive radio or broadcast background.
McCusker’s only foray into radio was a short stint at KWFM — he was
the underground rock station’s first hire — when he was 19 in the late
1960s.

The trio closed last week on the $ 650,000 purchase of the radio
frequencies that had been home to Christian broadcaster Family Life.
The Drive will play a mix of music from the 1960s through the ’80s and
beyond that they say will appeal to an audience that identifies as
baby boomers, Rich said.

“It’s not classic rock. It’s not golden oldies. But it’s going to be
unique, programmed by Bobby Rich,” McCusker said. “His library right
now is 3,000 songs, so you could literally go weeks without hearing
the same songs.”

When pressed for a clearer definition of the format, Rich would only
say that he planned to “present on The Drive something that
(listeners) will be comfortable with and familiar with and will give
them something that they want, which is information and
entertainment.”

On Thursday, Tucson Radio began playing nonstop novelty songs,
including “Camp Granada” and “Purple People Eater” under the name “The
Worm.” On Monday morning, it switches gears as The Drive with Rich and
Hill Bailey, most recently of KHYT 107.5-FM, in the morning driver’s
seat. . .

https://tucson.com/business/new-tucson-radio-venture-targets-older-lost-audience/article_145d434b-1c14-5789-beb0-90722a014d86.html
(via Radio World NewsBytes, excerpts of much longer story)

Glenn: That will explain what you heard on 830 kHz, via your E/W wire.
(-- via GREG HARDISON, CA, August 5, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

Which I assumed to be WUMY Memphis, ruling out Tucson due to its
religious format, but now replaced.

FCC AM Query already has 830 as KDRI, 50/1 kW, Direxional night only,
ex-KFLT really since 7/31. It had been KFLT more than 33 years.
Monthly Local Sunset Times:
August 7:15 [0215 UT]
September 6:30 [0130 UT]
Sunrise times MST:
August 5:45 [1245 UT]
September 6:00 [1300 UT]
FCC pattern maps are Not Found! But NRC Pattern Book VIII of 2013
shows it tight toward the SSE, no good here.

I try for KDRI again Aug 6 at 0210 UT before LSS, but hear only a
bigsig from a WCCO SBG on 830 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 880, Aug 6 at 0613 UT, hymns are being heard underneath
JimBo from KRVN Nebraska. First thought would be KHAC, Tse Bonito NM,
the make-the-Navajos-Christian station next to Window Rock AZ, but the
music is on DSB, not USB only as KHAC transmits. Is KLRG Sheridan AR
active or not? Was REL, could be on 220 W night power. It was silent
as of 5/2018 per NRC AM Log published last August. See another
discussion of this situation in DXLD 19-06. At 0630 I hear a jingle
reminding me of REE Spain? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1855 UT August 6
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