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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The shortwave broadcasts should be:

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

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

Thanks this week for financial support from Gerald T. Pollard,
Raleigh NC, who sends a generous quarterly contribution marking
Solstices & Equinoxes, by check in US funds on a US bank to
Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702

One may also contribute via PayPal to woradio at yahoo.com
PayPal not necessarily in US funds as they will convert.
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 9330, June 25 at 0055, WBCQ-6 is off as it was at earlier
chex June 24, but now just for antenna swivel, as *0100 back on just
in time with AW ID and WLCR. No explanation yet of the daytime outage
by AW twit as of 0136 UT June 26 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This report dispatched at 0418 UT June 26
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Glenn Hauser logs June 23-24, 2020  View Printable Version 
Thursday, June 25 2020

Logs
** CHINA. CNR1 jammer survey, June 24 at 1356-1400: just a few
scattered WOOB between 15 and 11 MHz: 14850 S5-S7; 12800 S6-S8 with
song in English; 12500 & 11100 JBA.

[non?] 13575, June 24 at 1442, S5-S7 music almost sounds like
Firedragon; scheduled this hour only is RFA Cantonese via TINIAN; only
one station audible, not sure which as ChiCom usually don`t bother to
jam minolity Chinese language.

CNR1 jammers, June 24 at 1440-1445: 15110, VG signal from only one
station, no sign of target VOA, which means all its power this hour
only via Philippines is blasting only into target China; or???

12820, S9/+10 // 15110 in case there were any doubt; 12500, S6-S8

At 1454, 9230, S5-S8 // the others (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NIGERIA. 7254.9, June 24 at 0555, instead of Handel, some South?
African choral music prélude to VON in Hausa (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. Still keeping an eye on sporadic E openings, June 24 at 1845
UT, pileups on several CB channels, always with hets since those guys
can`t achieve accurate AM frequencies; also some LSB freebanders
further up including one in Spanish. But I proceed to 10m beacon band
where stuff can be identified:

28209-, June 24 at 1846, VVV DE N8PVL/B LIVONIA --- two different WPM
speeds as heard before, from Michigan.

28264-, June 24 at 1848, DE AB8Z/B PARMA --- Ohio, also heard before;
strong but deep fades.

28281, June 24 at 1851, DE W8EH EM79 --- slow CW and no /B suffix.
``28.281 W8EH C MIDDLETOWN OHIO # 8W, GP VERTICAL`` --- NJ5O list
``W8EH USA flag USA, ERNEST W HOWARD, JR, MIDDLETOWN, OH 45044 USA
W8EH/BEACONS: 10 meters on 28.281 MHz in Middletown, OH. It is running
7 to 8 watts to a Cushcraft Ringo 20' above ground at 860' elevation``
--- QRZ.com

28297, June 24 at 1853, 4? dits, and DE NS9RC EN62 BE CHICAGO
``28.297 NS9RC C HIGHLAND PARK, ILLINOIS # 5W, VERTICAL QTH Change 30
May 17`` --- WJ5O
``NS9RC USA flag, NORTH SHORE RADIO CLUB INC, PO BOX 1066, Highland
Park, IL 60035 USA. QSL: DONALD WHITEMAN, KK9H

Welcome, NS9RC is the club call of the North Shore Radio Club, Inc.
Our club's web site is: http://www.ns9rc.org

To help discover 10M band openings, the NSRC has been operating a
propagation beacon on 28.297 MHz since 2001. It is located at the
Heller Nature Center in Highland Park, IL about 27 miles north of
downtown Chicago. The beacon was built from a Radio Shack HTX-100
running 5 watts out to roof mounted Cushcraft AR-10 half wave vertical
at 18 ft. CW message keying is performed by an Ultimate PicoKeyer. The
10M band is open a lot more often than you think, even during periods
of low sunspot activity, so be sure to check the beacon section
between 28.175 and 28.300 regularly, you may be pleasantly surprised
with what you hear. Reception reports are always welcome and over the
years we have received them from over 30 countries and from every
continent except Antarctica. We will gladly QSL if requested, just
send your report to KK9H`` --- QRZ.com

There were also audible a number of phone contacts above 28300, but
not pursued with IDs to be sparse and imprecise.

Sporadic E from this area correlates with some MUF spikes past 88 MHz,
between us, so I spend a few minutes in the car circa 2030 UT, but
nothing unusual in several scans of 88-102 MHz. I then retire for a
semi-nap to the stereo headphone accompaniment of KUCO-FM 90.1:
``3:36 PM Symphony No. 4 in f Op 36 Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, composer
| Manfred Honeck, conductor | Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra,`` a
terrific new performance and by a composer who moves me so deeply
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2039 monitoring: confirmed Wednesday June 24
from 2100:26.5 on WBCQ 7490v, JBA. Next and last SW repeat:

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 Ron Howard, Monterey CA,
who sent a generous contribution in memory of Brian Alexander, by
check in US funds on a US bank to
Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702

One may also contribute via PayPal to woradio at yahoo.com
PayPal not necessarily in US funds as they will convert.

Next WOR 2040 should be ready by early UT Friday June 26 for first
SWBC at 2200 on WRMI 9955 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 9330, June 24 at 1455, NO signal from World`s Last Chance
Radio via WBCQ-6. Another crash? Now what`s wrong. No word about this
yet from an Allan twit, last one dated June 23 when it was still
operative. However I do have a weak carrier on 9333.0, not noticed
before with or without 9330. Still off past 1500, and 9333 still on
past 1503, S4-S6 open carrier. About an hour later, remotes do not
hear either one. Next check 1842, still no 9330, while 9333 JBA
carrier is fadive so unseems local.

Speaking of flat-earthers, here`s a perfect gift, and it`s cheap:
``I ran into this entirely by accident today.
https://www.sciplus.com/spinning--political-earth-cube-globe-64555-p
William "Bill" Tilford, Owner/Producer, Tilford Productions, LLC``
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 17775-, June 24 at 1843, KVOH S7-S8 with a trace? of
modulation (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. Just had a call from George McClintock, Nashville TN, that
he is getting WNOE, Atlanta GA on 1690, oldies, as late as 1450 UT,
rather late on a long day for skywave. I wonder if it`s sporadic E
affecting MF. WNOE was 1060 in New Orleans, still a call there on FM.
Not yet as such in FCC, or radio-locator.com --- 1690 was WMLB, I
think gone for a while. 73, (Glenn Hauser, OK, June 23, WOR)

Glenn: Don't you believe that it's WNOE. I assume he misheard the
calls {But see below!}

I tuned 1690 in when I saw your email. They were playing "Georgia," it
was followed by a station ID of WMLB, Avondale Estates-Atlanta at
11:41 a.m. EDT.

The station has been on the air intermittently for the past year. I've
heard no live announcers or anything other than old interviews and
music.
I've seen them run a notice in the Atlanta newspaper about seeking to
renew their license. I think these broadcasts are just intended to
keep
the station active for that purpose, so that it's not deemed dark.

There's nothing different in what I'm hearing today than what I've
heard
for months. mc (Mike Cooper, Atlanta)

Sounds like George is simply mistaking the callsign when he's hearing
it. http://www.topazdesigns.com/ambc still shows the call as WMLB.
{but see below!}

Here's a post from "Harry S." in Buford, GA on radiodiscussions.com
from approx. 6 weeks ago that may shed some light on what's going on:

"Today (Thursday, May 7, 2020) WMLB 1690 AM switched from the
continuous loop of testing announcements and the same music loop
regular station announcements every other song (no mention of
"testing) and a larger variety of music played. This was interspersed
with old public service interviews conducted with Jeff Davis (former
PD for 1160) with various local individuals that are leading groups in
the area such as Georgia State Patrol recruiting and Veterans Affairs
Jobs in the Atlanta area among other guests."

Although I'm sure the DXers on this board near Atlanta would disagree,
this is one expanded band station that I wouldn't mind having return
(I still WMLB for my logbooks up here). WVON is my only real
consistent visitor on 1690 here at night, although KDMT will make the
occasional visit to Omaha. 73, Rick Dau, on the road in Davenport,
Iowa``

Glenn, They gave the WNOE ID Atlanta this morning. At 9:35pm tonight I
heard the WMLB ID. At 9:44pm tonight I heard the WNOE Atlanta ID ---
Weird. George McClintock 6-23-2020``

Yes, NOE does ``rhyme`` with MLB. Could 1690 be relaying feed from New
Orleans with its IDs intermixed? (Glenn)

They ID "WNOE Atlanta". (George 6-24-2020)

Meanwhile, 1608-1630+ UT June 24, I have been listening to 1690 via
KiwiSDR in Knoxville-Oak Ridge --- some good peaks, fadeouts. One Kiwi
in Jasper GA is unavailable and uncovers MW anyway; a couple in
Alabama don`t get it.

Oldies, IDs between every 2 or 3 songs so far only as ``This is
WMLB-AM, 1690 kHz, Avondale Estates -- Atlanta``. At 1617 ``stay
safe`` which would seem to refer to something current in 2020y.

Recognizable tunes between 1608 and 1644 included: Be My Love,
Tequila, Her Tender Lips, Who`s Cryin` Now, Good Golly, Miss Molly;
Crazy, That`ll Be the Day, Chantilly Lace.

George says the ``WNOE`` IDs just say Atlanta, not with the city of
license Avondale Estates. Also before 1600 they were in a talk show
rather than music.

And: ``In all fairness to people that heard the ID with the correct
city of licensee, I did not actually hear a legal ID at the top of the
hour or 45 minutes delayed by programming as required by the FCC.
The IDs were several times during the hour with different call
letters. This still seems strange. George McClintock 6-24-2020``

GH: continuing on 1690 via Knoxville: 1644 UT suddenly switches to
``Atlanta`s Business from News-Talk 1160``, interview. Her ``left leg
completely rotted to the hip``, etc. Yuk.

It appears that 1160 is currently ``The Quest, Atlanta`s Catholic
Radio`` with EWTN. FB as WCFO Newstalk 1160 stopped after March 2018.
So 1690 is playing old stuff from another station?

While playing music the cuts were 2 minutes max; seems they were
truncated. Will try to hear any ToH ID at least.

The interview continued until 1707 UT with no break, concluding with
plug for a related event on September (or December?) 9, and the woman
with the leg problem was Amy Copeland; 1708 another canned WMLB ID,
back to music, 1711 segue, 1714 segue, 1716 ID, 1718 tune, 1721 La
Bamba, 1723 segue, 1726 Georgia, etc., etc.; fading weaker into noise
level, so 1735 tune-out without my ever hearing a ``WNOE`` ID.

BUT: Mike Cooper, Atlanta, reports at 2032 UT June 24 to the WOR iog:

``Now I've heard this bizarre ID, as well. Apologies for suggesting
this was misheard, by George. I've heard the WNOE ID, as well, just
minutes away from an WMLB ID. Maybe they plan to change the call
letters? I didn't find anything in FCC AM database on WNOE. As I write
this, am listening to an interview with a Georgia State Patrolman,
done by host who refers to 1160, which was a business-news station
then-owned by the current owner of WMLB. Odd.`` (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** U S A. Here`s another oddity --- I also heard over the phone from
George. ``"This is a test of the text to speech system" over and over.
I can hear it solid around Nashville, TN. 1680 AM. When in a fixed
location including my house, the signal does not vary. It`s on the
same frequency as one of the TN department of transportation
transmitters which is under the "This is a test ....." station. George
McClintock 6-24-2020, 1613 UT`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 12302-USB, June 24 at 1446, informal Spanish 2-way
ragchew, some whistling, stronger one with ``engine noise``, S9-S8;
weaker one slightly off frequency; IDs? Of course not! Per Klingenfuss
2002y, 12302-SSB was a ship station channel 1225 paired with QSX
13149.0 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report despatched at 0016 UT June 25
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Glenn Hauser logs June 23-24, 2020  View Printable Version 
Wednesday, June 24 2020

Logs
** GUATEMALA. 4055, June 24 circa 0300, TGAV VP vs storm noise via TWR
Brownsville SDR, and none closer; JBA or worse at Colombia, Bonaire,
DR.

Ulis Fleming reports to the WOR iog June 23: ``Radio Verdad has (had?)
a nice 7th harmonic on 28385 kHz in the 10 meter amateur radio band
that is audible here in Maryland when the MUF is there or E-Skip going
on. I have used it as a beacon to Central America. Good luck!
Ulis``

Harmonic from TGAV? A new one on me. Must look out for 28385. I don`t
recall any lower ones ever reported, which would likely radiate more
power, but they all fall way-out-of-band, like the fundamental, so
could escape notice. Since X 7 is odd, the other *odds X 3 and X 5 may
be more likely than the evens. Vigilate: 8110, *12165, 16220, *20275,
24330. Should turn them loose like Vanuatu?

Also, Chuck Gessner, W3ON tells us June 23, ``I received a nice email
from Dr. Edgar Madrid, who operates the 'Radio Verdad', Chiquimula
short wave radio station in Guatemala on 4055 kHz. It operates mostly
during the daylight hours in Guatemala but can be heard prior to local
U.S. sunrise, then fade out. Then again from our U.S. sunset through
the darkness hours in the U.S. He reported that the COVID19 virus has
not affected people in Chiquimula, although most are staying home. He
reported that it took four months for my early January letter to reach
him. He further reported that

"Radio Verdad has not ceased operation, except that we sometimes
operate automatically, mostly by night. We are transmitting to some
countries with 'Radio Truth International' too. We are now in the
effort to send our signal to the United States with all power. I
expect your report whenever you pick up Radio Truth with a very strong
signal, which does not require antennas. It may be very soon. I am
receiving reports from Bolivia, Argentina and Brazil with our new
strong signal already. We are struggling to make all that possible.
May God be with you and take care of your good health.
Dr. Édgar Amílcar Madrid
email: radioverdad5@yahoo.com
web site: https://radioverdad.org/ "``

``very strong signal without antennas`` --- so he`s still buying in to
that scam we haven`t heard him mention for well over a year, and which
I repeatedly tried to warn him about. But he is a man of faith. Just
keep sending them quetzales (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 7470, June 24 at 0350, anti-Christ pirate, Station
YHWH in well via Sedona AZ SDR, but certainly not local with fading;
tnx to tip from Rick Barton, further south in AZ. Also tried the S
California SDRs, but little or no signal there. Blames New World
Order. 0355 ``emergency transmission; so long, peace``, quote from
Jeremiah, 0357 theme song `Days of Hard Life`. 0400 ID, ``Station
YHWH, my name is Josiah Elias, Pacific time is about 9 o`clock``; and
more talk but fading into the noise. 0401 ``Station YHWH now signing
off`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5850, UT Wed June 24 at 0123 check, this WRMI-12 has B.B. ID
for ``greatest music of all time``, i.e. Oldies, a term not used on
the air. Webskedgrid shows `Power of Wd` is supposed to air now.

5850, UT Wed June 24 at 0200, I am sure to check out the new `Quorum
Radio` --- Starts with 3-2-1 countdown, ``Good evening, North America,
Quorum Radio now on the air``, right into interviewing guest Sean
DeGrilla(??) author of the 2000+th book about the Kennedy
assassination; thinx he has proof that Oswald was a patsy, from
analyzing his voice, comparing his AM and FM frequencies (huhhh??).
One more conspiracy theory, so 10 minutes is plenty of that.

Nothing about Q.R. yet on the WRMI Programming page. Strange, I had
the impression it was a music request show; well, sort of, per this
from WRMI via disgraced FB:

``WRMI Radio Miami International June 16 at 11:46 AM · [zone??]

QUORUM RADIO offers interesting guests and eclectic music for its
North American audience. Its founder is Bill McIntosh of
https://www.ocasomedia.net/

Have a music request? Drop Bill a line at: ocasomedia@gmail.com

Quorum Radio can be heard on WRMI at:
0200-0300 UTC Tuesday and Wednesday on 5850 kHz
0400-0430 UTC Tuesday and Wednesday at www.wrmi.net
(Internet only)
2000-2100 UTC Tuesday and Wednesday on 9455 kHz

Bill McIntosh Image may contain: one or more people and closeup``

Self-portrait has behind his left shoulder what appears to be a
picture of JC & Mary? Nothing about Peru on homepage, and has a (305)
phone number, no physical address for contact. One of the testimonials
mentions that he`s a guy in Peru; apparently his main business is PR,
getting ``event speaker`` clients booked on other media. The website
is (C) 2023, so maybe all this be futurism (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5085, June 24 at 0127, WTWW-2 with rock music, a Ted-ded,
rather than his QSO ham show; the competing `Amateur Radio Roundtable`
may still be on 5130 WBCQ UT Wednesdays 0100-0230, but JBA and can`t
make out any modulation; 6159.9 is on but a JBA carrier probably with
Hal Turner // 7490 tho websked has no such details for 6160 (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 17775-, June 24 at 1751, KVOH with S9-S8 of dead air; for
what purpose? How about as a propagation beacon of 50 kW when I can`t
hear the other Californian, K6FRC with 1.8 milliwatts on 13565. But by
1913, 17775 achieves some undermodulated music (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** VANUATU. 11835, June 24 at 0042, JBA carrier, so I wonder if it
could be 3 x 3945 RV already? Ron Howard has been hearing it earlier
and earlier such as June 23 from 0231, an hour before his beach
sunset, but maybe that`s just when he tuned in. The only other 11835
is CNR2: straight thru from 00 to 13 except siesta break Wednesdays at
06-09 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

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Glenn Hauser logs June +22-23, 2020  View Printable Version 
Tuesday, June 23 2020

Logs
** AUSTRIA [or non?]. Re my June 17 log on 5930, Wolfgang Bueschel
replied:

``AUSTRIA/OMAN, BBC London Dari language service towards AFG
noted on June 19th at 0030 UT program start. 5930even via ORS
Moosbrunn Austria relay site, SELDOM SEEN from Moosbrunn: accompanied
by two BUZZ strings either sideband, +/- 100, 200 Hertz BUZZ string
distance visible and heard too. Annoying sound character. Birds chirp
twitter like radioplay program for children heard in Dari language.

S=9+15dB strength at 0030 UT noted in Liverpool, England backlobe.
S=7-8 -80dBm fair backlobe signal in remote Perseus unit at AJ1L in
Massachusetts US state east coast.
S=9+20dB in remote Perseus at Athens Greece at 0038 UT.
S=9+15dB in remote Perseus at Doha Qatar ME.

also 6195even via ENC Encompass Digital Media Services, (ex
Babcock) relay site at Al Seela OMA, S=9+20dB, weak and tiny signals
at Greece, Germany, and Liverpool in England. 73 wb df5sx (June 19 at
00.40 UT)``

So what do you think about this? I cannot tell whether you doubt it`s
really Moosbrunn, rather Oman; or it is Moosbrunn, but defective?
(gh)

``In past decade ORF / ORS Vienna Moosbrunn never went odd fq, and
also not happened at ex Babcock Al Seela Oman. Signal from Oman and
UAE would be very low on Tulsa / Enid target in wild western
Drumpfland.

so I guess: there remains a question mark about the 5930 reception
center origin on that day (wolfie, June 23)`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** AUSTRIA. 9630+, June 23 at 0512, slightly off-frequency LAH from
something, Aparecida, Brasil reactivated? But choral singing sounds
too African. 0514 tonal African language talk interspersed, mentions
Rwanda? Not on at 0620 recheck. Aoki/NDXC shows at 0500-0530 it`s AWR
in Hausa via AUSTRIA. When I measured it, I got 9630.001 or .002, so I
may have made a mistake vs hearing a LAH with BFO on 1-kHz stepping
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SAO TOME E PRINCIPE. 12030, June 23 at 0626, S7-S9 of dead air, the
SSOB as hardly any signals but JBA carriers are audible on the 25m
band. At first thought maybe REE SPAIN testing, as Ivo has reported
them sometimes doing that during off-hours; but no equivalent signals
from anything in Europe. Aoki/NDXC shows at 0600-0629 it`s supposed to
be BBC French via Pinheira. Was the entire semihour silent? (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY [and non]. 9830, June 23 at 2200, no signal from VOT today;
altho I do not get around to rechecking later in the hour, since at
2200 my first priority is BBC World News America on PBS/OETA --- but
the feed *into* OETA keeps breaking up; so I switch to World channel,
OETA-2, which runs France 24 news at same time, certainly would be
worthwhile when not eclipsed by simulBBC, except F24 employs a lot of
original languages so you may have to keep an eye on screen all the
time for open captioning translation; even some French is so rapid and
idiomatic that I can hardly follow it. And at 2230 it`s over to CBS
and/or NBC TV News. If I can stay awake having missed an earlier
naptime. But I digressed. Back at 2200 Monday I also quickchecked 9690
to find SPAIN on the air and starting English, but signal less solid
than usual (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2039 monitoring: confirmed Monday
June 22 from 1800.5 on IRRS 7290 via Bulgaria, via UTwente SDR; rough
modulation and splash from 7280/7300 inevitable, but no interruptions
noted in spotchex until finale at 1829.5, ``...standard dis---``
claimer cut off, into music fill. I tuned in about 1756 when Iran was
already off but IRRS not yet on. IRRS cut on at *1758 big open carrier
diminishing splash and 7291 RTTY but not eliminating them.
1759 JIP modulation of unknown report in progress about FB and AI
systems; 1800 cut that off for simple IRRS ID, not full sign-on, right
into quick FSN headlines from Washington, and WOR starting in about
one semiminute.

Also confirmed UT Tue June 23 at 0100 on WRMI 7780, VG at UTwente.
Next:
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

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

Thanks this week for financial support from Ron Howard, Monterey CA,
who sent a generous contribution in memory of Brian Alexander, by
check in US funds on a US bank to
Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702

One may also contribute via PayPal to woradio at yahoo.com
PayPal not necessarily in US funds as they will convert.
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 9395, UT Tue June 23 at 0247, WRMI with unknown far-right,
far-Christian talk show interviewing an author. I put up with it
hoping for some program ID, but none heard as it stopped at 0257.5 for
Spanish hymn fill music, 0259.5 WRMI ID, 0300 another (same?) untitled
talk show now about the precarious (?) financial situation of Wells
Fargo.

There is nothing to account for this on the WRMI skedgrids.
Transmission sked shows 9395 with System F before 0300, then System C
= Overcomer. BTW, what I was hearing not // Overcomer or any other
WRMI. The individual System program grids do not show any such thing:
9395 not on System C until 0400; System F only on 5850 before 0300.
System G does show 9395 starting at 0300 with Oldies. Sigh; sadly,
just another example of totally contradictory, incomplete, outofdate
WRMI scheduling info.

That reminds me, I forgot again to check out the new show by that guy
in Perú wanting contact with N American SWLs, `Quorum Radio`, UT
Tuesday 0200-0300 on 5850, but it plays again (or a different
episode?) UT Wednesday 0200-0300 on 5850. I`ve already set an ATS-909
alarum for 0158 and hope I can then remember what`s it for (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1656 UT June 23
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Glenn Hauser logs June 21-22, 2020  View Printable Version 
Monday, June 22 2020

Logs
** ANTARCTICA [non]. 9580, June 21 at 2130, JBA carrier from BBCWS
winter solstice special to British Antarctic Survey --- one day late;
this via ASCENSION our best chance here yet totally inadequate; no
point in even checking the others, 5790 and 7360; nor am I by the
computer to tune on remotes, but I know there will be plenty of
reports on the WOR iogroup; and I know I can listen to it later
online, as Richard Langley informs us:

``The program is now available for streaming from the BBC WS site
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/w3ct0vz4

What'll you'll notice, apart from the fact that it's in stereo, is
there is a slightly different introduction by Cerys Matthews
mentioning that unlike in the past when the program was only
transmitted on shortwave, this year it is being shared with the BBC's
global audience. The program went out twice in regular BBC WS steams
and may have been aired in regular BBC WS shortwave transmissions on
at least one of these occasions. Also, the "global" version of the
program is only 26.5 minutes long so that it could fit in a normal
broadcast, starting 2 minutes after the bottom of the hour to make
room for the news summary and ending before the promo announcement and
ID at the top of the hour. Somehow trimmed here and there? -- Richard
Langley`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CHINA. CNR1 jammer survey before 1400* June 22, starting at 1355,
so only concerning the fecund 13 MHz area: 13160 S4-S6; 13130 S5-S8;
13020 S3-S6; 12880 S5-S7; 12870 JBA carrier; 12800 S5-S7 (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 15730, June 21 at 2239, RHC weekly Sunday Esperanto confirmed
here, weak and distorted via Colombia SDR; so announced sked is
correct for this one only, not the other two. Something`s always wrong
at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 11880, June 22 at 1505, CRI Plus, English relay is S9/+20.
bit very undermodulated. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NIGERIA. 7254.940, June 22 at 0555, rather surprised to be hearing
``Hallelujah Chorus`` from Handel`s ``Messiah`` on VON! 0557.6 segué
to usual drums and flute IS before Hausa hour. Back on this frequency
after three nights on 9689.9v or neither (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 9830, June 21 at 2240, VOT is on and so is NSS RTTY as
quickchecked via Colombia SDR (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2039 monitoring: confirmed UT
Monday June 22 at 0130 on WRMI 7780, JBA here always weak, vs storm
noise; VG at Maine SDR. Also on WRN satellite webcast.

Also confirmed UT Mon June 22 at 0230 on WRMI 7780. VG at UTwente.

Also confirmed UT Mon June 22 from 0301 on Area 51 via WBCQ 5130, VG
at a Rochester NY SDR.

Also confirmed UT Mon June 22 at 0339 the 0330 on WRMI 9955, VP direct
vs storm noise. Next:

1800vUT Monday IRRS 7290 Bulgaria to WNW, 594-Italy
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

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

Thanks this week for financial support from Ron Howard, Monterey CA,
who sent a generous contribution in memory of Brian Alexander, by
check in US funds on a US bank to
Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702

One may also contribute via PayPal to woradio at yahoo.com
PayPal not necessarily in US funds as they will convert.
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. Lacking any FM DX, I at least explore by 10-meter-band
beacons where lower MUFs are operative:

28280-CW, June 21 at 1950, dash and DE K5AB EM01 BEACON CENTRAL TEXAS,
this one inbooming rather than the usual struggle to hear a few watts
or even less. 50 watts is a lot in this context, but sporadic E
propagation must also be ideal. WJ5O roster shows:

``28.280 K5AB C GOLDTHWAITE, TEXAS # 50W, GP VERTICAL Power increase 5
May 16``

https://www.qrz.com/lookup/k5ab
``K5AB USA flag USA Primary only for: K5AB/B
ALAN E BROWN, PO BOX 2, GOLDTHWAITE, TX 76844 USA

Also, there are two CW propagation beacons that are projects of mine.
50.060 MHz and 28.280 MHz are their operating frequencies. The ten
meter beacon has been on-the-air for 25 years. It is a personal
accomplishment for me to build/construct something that serves
others``

Goldthwaite is between Brownwood and Lampasas on US 84, which earlier
traverses my old hometown of Santa Rosa NM. ``Like many other Texas
communities, Goldthwaite was named for a railroad official, Joe C.
Goldthwaite of the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway, who conducted
the auction of town lots.`` -- Wikipedia

Only 553 km = 344 statute miles, city to Enid city.

June 21 around 2000-2030 UT, I`m in the car hunting for sporadic E
after DXMAPs showing favorable 88+ MHz MUFs, but zilch, so back to
primary listening to two favorite programs on 90.1 KUCO-FM, `Wind &
Rhythm` http://www.windandrhythm.com/ and `Feminine Fusion`
https://exchange.prx.org/series/38388-feminine-fusion

At 2130 time for pro-forma check of BBC Antarctic q.v. special, JBA
carrier at best on 9580, so back to 10m dial:

28209-, June 21 at 2128, JBA beacon slightly on minus side. By 2138,
fades up a bit on 28208.8, VVV N8PVL/B, alternating slow and fast WPM
speeds -- I`ll take the slow! Viz.:

``28.2088 N8PVL I LIVONIA, MICHIGAN # 5W, VERTICAL new 12 Feb 2011``

``N8PVL USA flag USA Primary only for: N8PVL/B
Christopher E Francis, Livonia, MI 48154 USA``

Also trace of a beacon on 28271. And:

28290.8, June 21 at 2140, AR AR AR DE K5TLJ/B, Viz.:

``28.2908 K5TLJ C TRUMANN ARKANSAS # 5W, VERTICAL testing 10 Jan 12``
``K5TLJ USA flag USA Terry L Jones, Trumann, AR 72472 USA``
Take a look at all the illustrations and animations on his QRZ page.
https://www.qrz.com/lookup/k5tlj
666 km = 414 stmi, between Jonesboro and West Memphis (Glenn Hauser,
Enid OK, WOR)

** U S A. 90.1-WBFM, June 22 before 0500 UT, I am trying to listen to
WCPE classical music via KUCO-FM Edmond OK, on one of my household
radios with rod antenna, but increasingly overcome by `Music from the
Hearts of Space` on KHCC 90.1 Hutchinson KS --- another classical
station but unfortunately often a CCI problem here between them. Then
at 0500 KHCC is atop announcing ``ending our broadcast day`` along
with 89.5 and 90.9 satellite stations, and off! at 0501* leaving KUCO
in the clear. Imagine that --- in this day and age a radio station
signing off at local midnight when it does not have to.

https://www.radiokansas.com/schedule.cfm
says ``All programming available online 24-hours per day. Our FM
transmitters broadcast 5 to midnight`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report despatched at 1736 UT June 22
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