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Glenn Hauser logs August 24-25, 2019  View Printable Version 
Sunday, August 25 2019

Logs
WORLD OF RADIO HITLIST UPDATE
http://www.w4uvh.net/hitlist.htm

1) China - CRI: Added new link for "My China" archive audio and
scripts of some CRI feature programmes (such as Selfie) amongst others
2) Finland - Scandinavian Weekend R: Added entry for this station
Unless there's a major change anywhere, the next update will be late
September. Best wishes and 73 (Alan Roe, Aug 25, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 11855.77V, Saturday August 24 at 2215 tune-in, during the
DX program on R. Aparecida, `Encontro DX`. Immediately mentions the
station a few times, but made up of several segments with very
different voices. 2217 it`s a report by a slow talker from the DX
Clube do Brasil about the futuro das ondas curtas. There is slight
pulse jamming bleed from Cuba on 11860 until I switch to LSB tuning.
2221, report from Paraíba by Amaral(?), fast talker, full schedule of
RAE relays via Okeechobee very rapidly, but I heard one incorrect
frequency, 9455. 2225 Daniel Camporini mentioned, Argentine DXer. By
2229 has drifted down to 11855.73 or so and show is not over: now a
RAE guy is speaking Spanish with a porteño accent, about how many LRA
stations there are around the country. 2233 mentions DX Clube sem
Fronteiras, outro this show ``Encontro DX na Rádio Aparecida, nos
sábados``, finally ends at 2235, then some whistling.

The 11855+ signal rated S6, fades to S3; I then compare it to RNA on
11780: S8-S5, so ZYE954 is providing a respectable signal considering
the 250:1 kW power differential --- or is one a bit less, the other a
bit more? I have to look this up in a previous WRTH since the 2019
had deleted all four Aparecida SW frequencies! Finally I check the
other one propagating at 2238, 9630.4 as it too is always
off-frequency, rating S4 vs local high noise level.

It`s great that a Brasilian station allows such a DX program to exist.
As in DXLD 19-33, a certificate is being issued for reception reports,
so I am copying this to them hoping they don`t mind some English:

``BRAZIL. "Encontro DX Radio Aparecida" --- A partir del próximo
sábado 10 de agosto de 2019, el programa "Encontro DX Radio
Aparecida", y el SWL Brasil DX Group, otorgará un certificado de
escucha, a todos los oyentes en general que reporten la escucha del
programa. Puede escucharlo por

ONDA CORTA:
6135, 9630, y 11855 kilociclos a las 2200 UT [de los SABADOS]

EN INTERNET:
http://www.a12.com/radio-am

Los informes de recepción puede enviarlos a:
Francisco Jacson py1pdf.rj@gmail.com

Atte, (Héctor Frías Jofré, CE3001SWL-CE3FZL, Chile, Aug 9, WOR iog via
DXLD)`` (Glenn Hauser, Oklahoma, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5025, Aug 25 at 0621, S9+10/20 of dead air from Radio
Rebelde, except for some hum. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1996 monitoring: confirmed Saturday
August 24 at 2100:00 on WRMI 9955, S9/S9+10 but upcut JIP as I say
``---1996``; after IS & ID loop from at least 2058, as the automation
continues to be misaligned, starting playout a few seconds before
switching sources; independent asynchronous clox?

Also confirmed UT Sunday August 25 at 0130 on WRMI 5850, VG aimed
thisaway, but still fadier than co-aimed 7570 with BS, which is closer
to one-hop.

Also confirmed UT Sun Aug 25 at 0336 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, Missouri,
S9+30 including storm noise level making copy difficult, but during
item on YHWH about 17 minutes into, so started circa 0319. Next:

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
1816 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania ND
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 to SSE
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

Full WOR schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9955, UT Sunday Aug 25 at 0035-0045, WRMI with beautiful
gospel harmonies in Spanish, but 0045 abruptly cut to gospel huxter
`La Verdad para el Mundo` with a bit of lo-fi harmony, introducing el
evangelista Philip Gray [sp? sp?], who speaks very good but not quite
native Spanish. What`s the harmony show? Sked shows 0115-0145 UT
Sundays is `Buscando la Verdad`, while 0145-0200 is merely `La
Verdad`. Perhaps they be related; show titles are often truncated to
fit in the fields (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

this report dispatched at 1920 UT Aug 25
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Glenn Hauser logs August 23-24, 2019  View Printable Version 
Saturday, August 24 2019

Logs
** CHINA [and non]. CNR1 jammer survey Aug 24 at 1430: JBA maybe
Chinese on 12820, 12880, nothing WOOB higher or lower; two well-known
Sound of Hope jammed channels. Probably would have found several more
had I got around to it an hour earlier.

Sound of Hope is the clandestine radio mouthpiece of the Falun Gong,
which also run The Epoch Times. That made news lately, altho never
mentioning the connexion, since SW is insignificant? Epoch Times also
propagates far-out debunked wacky conspiracy theories. Hey, maybe the
jamming is not such a bad idea, after all? NBC News NOW:

HOW THE EPOCH TIMES BECAME ONE OF TRUMP’S BIGGEST SUPPORTERS

The Epoch Times has been paying for some of the biggest pro-Trump ads
on Facebook. NBC News’ Brandy Zadrozny reports after NBC News
exclusively learned that Epoch is tied to a Chinese spiritual group
whose goal is to take down China’s government. Aug. 20, 2019. . .

https://www.nbcnews.com/now/video/how-the-epoch-times-became-one-of-trump-s-biggest-supporters-66596933716

TRUMP, QANON AND AN IMPENDING JUDGMENT DAY: BEHIND THE FACEBOOK-FUELED
RISE OF THE EPOCH TIMES

Started almost two decades ago with a stated mission to “provide
information to Chinese communities to help immigrants assimilate into
American society,” The Epoch Times now wields one of the biggest
social media followings of any news outlet. . .

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/trump-qanon-impending-judgment-day-behind-facebook-fueled-rise-epoch-n1044121

Is it any wonder why I refuse to participate in disgraced FB? (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** HAWAII [and non]. 10000, Aug 23 at 1150, WWVH only, with same
``MARS interoperability exercise`` announcement as on WWV at :10, but
this by of course a YL voice, ending by referring to a listener survey
at a URL spelt fonetikaly as I previously reported. Have you filled it
out yet? Current announcements were to stop after Aug 24. And yes, the
unwarranted RTTY QRM is still there from 10002+ (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** KUWAIT. 17550.0 & 17550.6, Aug 23 at 2013, two JBA carriers. One of
them no doubt the ridiculous Radio Kuwait C&W North American service
in Arabic at 20-24; the other perhaps a local birdie. MOI Kuwait may
well be the one typically way-off-frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 650, Aug 23 at 1200, Radio 65 ID mentioning elevation of
its antenna, presumably referring to FM where that matters. WTFDA FM
Database shows XHTNT-FM on 100.5 from Los Mochis, Sinaloa, 10/10 kW at
a height AAT of 185.76 metres --- which is nothing special, but
admittedly higher than anything else in Los Mochis, and in fact
exactly the same as for 104.3 XHREV-FM; hmm, and exactly same
coördinates, which tell us something. XHTNT used to be on 106.5,
commensurate with its AM slogan which they are still using and
transmitting.

Unfortunately awake this early, I had been tuning SRS Mexicans for a
semihour and hearing most of the usuals below 800 kHz, altho the more
easterly ones were fading out circa 1140. Enid LSR 1156 UT, and XETNT
now about to outfade (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. Another look at that new electronic billboard at the NE
corner of Garriott and Garland in Enid owned by Williams Broadcasting,
the afternoon of Aug 23: amid many local advertisers it flashes that
Rush will be on FM in Enid ``in a matter of days``, same as Sean, but
the latter will also be in $ tereo --- hot crap!!

These teasers have not bothered to mention the frequency or station,
but we knew it would be activating the CP for ``fully loony`` K265FL
translator of 960 KGWA on 100.9. In fact, it was within a matter of
*hours*, since next check circa 0000 UT Aug 24 found new local bigsig
with Fox ``news``. Recheck at 1358 UT, 100.9 still on with the
absurdly-accented Sebastian Gorka concluding an hour of his `America
First` show on the Salem Radio Network (featuring witch-hunts). So I`m
listening carefully for the new ID: NO, 1400 UT ToH ID on 100.9 ONLY
for KGWA AM, into Fox ``news``. Off to a great start!

BTW, the power consumption of full-size electronic billboards must be
huge with all those LEDs bright enough in full sunlight.

Far-right extremist talk stations often default to less- or even
non-political talk shows to fill time on weekends; such as here on
Saturday circa 1735 UT it`s about travel. And guess what, *no* stereo
pilot. Do they turn it on only for Sean, or is that fake news? Most
stations would not want to bother with turning stereo on and off.

Back before K265FL activated, Aug 23 at 1839 UT on the caradio I kept
on 100.9 for one last chance to hear anything else there; various
marginal signals fading back and forth, but at 1849 UT, ad for
Keystone Chevy in Sand Springs, ergo KTSO, Sapulpa, both Tulsa
suburbs, 19/19 kW at 114 m HAAT, per WTFDA DB, ``80'S HITS --- TOTALLY
AWESOME 80'S``. There are other lower Okies on 100.9 in Edmond,
Chickashay, Shawnee and Miamuh. There are three in Kansas, a 96.9 watt
LP in Wichita, 35.5 kW in Clay Center, and 100 kW in Lakin (which IIRC
was far enough away from Wichita to have another NTSC channel 3).

It`s a shame that a CP for a new LP in Enid on 100.9 never eventuated;
it would have had some public-service remit with one of its backers
Enid and Garfield County Emergency Management Director, Mike
Honigsberg. So KGWA glommed onto the frequency which will surely
attain inferior coverage to its 1 kW on 960. But we all know AM radio
is *so* passé.

Is the translator on one of their AM towers at the NW corner of Enid?
NO, FCC info shows it at the NE corner of Grand and Randolph in
downtown Enid, certainly better for city-wide coverage. K265FL antenna
is atop the former First National Bank building of seven stories, now
``One Grand Center`` of Wymer-Brownlee, photoed the next day:
http://www.w4uvh.net/K265FL.jpg
as a 2-element thing. This is a block NNW of the white-elephant vacant
and locked-up ten-story Broadway Tower which now accomplishes nothing
except serving as a somewhat higher antenna base for some other
lower-powered FMs, not including ex-104.7 KUAL/KEIF-LP The Rocket,
which got caught with too much antenna height as a result (and too
commercial). From another angle, the much higher antenna mast on BWT
behind it, eclipses the closer and lower K265FL one.

In its heyday, the BW Tower contained the office of my uncle, a lawyer
and later respected judge. A few years ago, somecompany tried to
refurbish offices into hotel suites, apparently busted. Meanwhile, a brand
new downtown hotel is going up less than two blox away (Glenn Hauser,
Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 9635.021, Aug 23 at 2017, ME music not Qur`an, what?
Carrier wobbles slightly as I off-measure it; cuts off at 2028, what?
Aoki shows VOT in French from 1930. Something`s always wrong at
Emirler. Unusual to hear much of anything from Eurasia at this time on
this band, beyond maybe Greece and Spain. VP signal (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 13306-USB, Aug 24 at 1431, ground-to-air contact by New York
Radio good vs JBA signal from aircraft. YL op assigns 11396 as
secondary, then she can barely hear Iberia 0012 flight.

13348-USB, Aug 24 at 1433, another flight contact by OM op with
selcals, also New York? This frequency not listed by EiBi for
anywhere, so I search the UDXF iog: incredibly, no logs since November
2014, by the once-prolific Al Stern at Satellite Beach FL, as New York
LDOC, whatever that mean; reactivated?

Meanwhile, Andy Robins, Kalamazoo, replies to my previous 13306 log:

``Glenn: Selcal codes are assigned to particular aircraft. The same
code can be assigned to different aircraft, although I believe the
ICAO suggests that planes sharing a code not operate in the same area.
For example, an airliner flying routinely in the North Atlantic MWARA
and another with the same selcal in the Indian Ocean aren't likely to
be getting calls intended for the other aircraft. When I was heavily
into HF aeronautical listening in the late 1990's, there were fat
books of selcal codes that DXers used to figure out the "tail number"
(registration) of the aircraft they heard. 73``

Thanks, Andy; I am always glad to get elucidations from others about
my logs! Unfortunately, some editors delete them, feeling they are not
authorized to quote someone I quote (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1996 monitoring: confirmed first
SWBC, Friday August 23 at 2200 on WRMI 9955, S9-S6 and no upcut.

Also confirmed UT Sat Aug 24 at 0130 on WRMI 7780, S9 vs HLNL.

Wolfgang Bueschel, Germany reports: ``GERMANY, 6189.996-usb mode, Sats
0629-0659 UT, WOR by Glenn Hauser-UK-USA, fluttery, average S=8 or -81
dBm signal strong, at 0656 in southern Germany and remote SDR in
Switzerland. Some summer thunderstorm scratching amongst the recording
happened in Slovenia, all-Balkan, former Yugoslavia, Albania and on
central Italy Appenine mountains``

Ivo Ivanov, Bulgaria, agrees: ``Today same good signal here ---
World of Radio #1996 via Hamburger Lokalradio, August 24

https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/08/world-of-radio1996-via-hamburger.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhZmNjxGDOk&feature=youtu.be
0630-0700 6190 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu English Sat, fair/good``

Alan Gale, England, reports: ``Hi Glenn, Was it just me or was the
Romanian signal even wider than usual today? I couldn't hear WoR on
9485 from here or even on the usually reliable Finnish SDRs. Media
Network Plus had been audible at around 1400 UT before fading out at
around 1410, and I could zero beat a carrier on 9485, so you may
have been there but just masked by the heavy splatter. It's a pity the
programme isn't on 30 minutes later as 9490 always goes quiet at 1500.
Alan``

Tnx; I completely missed checking that today. HLR seems oblivious to
interference problems. Next:

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 SSW
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
1816 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania ND
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 to SSE
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

Full WOR schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9330, unlike last Friday, WBCQ Superstation is not running
in the afternoon altho AW had twitted that he would be on 9330 plus
the other four this evening. On my noisy-by-the-computer/TVs ATS-909,
no sign of a signal even after 0000 UT Aug 24, unlike the SS which had
no problem overcoming. On webcast, AW launches right into political
vehemence, so I`m not listening except for occasional spotchex during
the hour.

However, just before, from 2354 Aug 23, I checked out all the SW
frequencies: 9330 detectable at only S7-S9, off-frequency a dead
giveaway it`s the Classic transmitter not the SS. Measured on about
9330.04V. Much stronger at S9+20 is 7490.17; someone even wondered if
the SS were on there --- but not if it`s inexact. 6159.97, S7-S9 but
ACI from 6165 much stronger RHC even tho it`s undermodulated as usual.
5130.38 is S9+10 but struggles against noise level; 3264.9 a JBA
carrier as usual at best here. Rehear last few minutes as usual
running past 0100 until finishes at 0103:35.

John Carver reports: ``Tonight's show started on time. Listening on
7490 this evening. Tried 9330 and they're not using the new
transmitter but the older transmitter set up for 9330 and could barely
copy it here. Allan bemoaning that the world is full of idiots. Rant
about the perception of climate change. First phone call at 0012 from
Bill Smith who is now out of prison and in a halfway house.

After phone call Allan states that the work on the new transmitter and
antenna is coming along nicely but no dates given for completion. The
discussion on climate change continued after that. Talk of many ways
of creating energy that will be used at a future time. Discussion
became a little more political as Allan expressed his disgust with the
number of people wanting to be supported by the government and not
having to work. Reading of emails at 0051. Program was off the air at
0103. 7490 moved into Brother Stair. John Mid-North Indiana`` (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9475-, Aug 23 at 2015, WTWW-1 is on! First time caught in a
few days, S9/+10 but very undermodulated. It`s gone again at next
check 2131, nor on night frequency 5830- (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1560, Aug 24 at 0556 UT, KGOW Houston Vietnamese nulled as
much as possible, so I again hear English station roughly east/west.
Making SAH of about 144/minute = 2.4 Hz. Local weather by YL but can`t
catch any clues (some weather forecasts assume everybody listening
knows it`s local!); 0558 UT ``Odd Couple`` seems show name, one of
them being Rod Pearson? or something like that. No local ID caught but
``Fox Sports Radio`` and at 0600 UT into scores of stupid ballgames.

Meanwhile I got this suggestion: ``(just a wild guess here) your 1560
beating with KGOW might have been Paducah in rogue-daytime mode.
Again, that's just a wild guess based upon absolutely nothing. And, re
the semi-colon; I completely agree. Always 73z. -- GREG HARDISON``

By Greg, I think he`s got it. WPAD, KY from the east, is indeed a Fox
Sports affil, supposedly U1, 1000/35 watts. One might have guessed my
nearest 1560, KEBC Del City OK, also sports, but listed in last year`s
NRC AM Log as NBC, U2 1000/250. But it`s virtually co-linear with KGOW
and I hear nothing of it when aiming that way, just KGOW (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 2900, Aug 23 at 0554 UT, JBA carrier. Checking out Kevin
Redding`s Crump TN suggestion on the ABDX yg, Aug 23 at 0210 UT,
``WREL 1450 2nd harmonic --- Turn to 2900 to hear WREL 2nd Harmonic on
2.900 MHz``. We`re supposed to know the locations of every
graveyarder? I find a previous log of its fundamental from *2017*:
``1450 August 11 at 1530, WREL Lexington VA, ID "Sports radio for
Rockbridge County 1450 WREL" (Larry Will-WV)``.

Of the hundreds of stations on 1450, several others could be
harmonicizing; what`s remarkable is that how few US MW stations
axually radiate on doubles and triples beyond local range. Also I am
surprised even to detect some JBA carrier, with summer storm noise
more of an obstacle than my high local line noise at this part of
spectrum, which sometimes is bad as high as 11.8 MHz (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 2940.082, Aug 23 at 0555, JBA carrier vs storm noise,
naturally suspecting HJNT, Radio Huellas (footprint), Cali, the 2 x
1470+ harmonicizer previously identified always off frequency+plus
altho last time April 23, it was on 2940.132; Colombia`s only (almost)
SW station (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 2028 UT August 24
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SW/HF Logs page by Jotagarzon  View Printable Version 
Friday, August 23 2019

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Glenn Hauser logs Aug 18, 19, 21-23, 2019  View Printable Version 
Friday, August 23 2019

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** CHINA. CNR1 jammer survey Aug 22 at 1349-1359:
11120, Chinese S3-S5
9230, Chinese S5-S7
12190, Chinese, S5-S7
12820, Chinese, S4-S6
None higher up to 15 MHz, skipping the JBA carrier on 13150 which must
be local mix of RHC 11760 + KCRC 1390 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND. 9760, Thu Aug 22 at 0614-0615* huge S9-S6 dead air,
presumably RNZI which during its Thursday maintenance period is liable
to test frequencies beyond their scheduled hours. Signal level is much
like the SSOB we get from RNZI on 9700 before 0600. Richard Langley,
visiting California, also had unID on 9760 a bit earlier:

``As noted here in Indian Wells this evening (22 August UT), there was
a strong carrier on 9760 kHz with test tones before 0430 UT, then a
straight carrier continuously except for a couple of brief pauses and
then around 0500, a wideband signal appeared, presumably DRM. But from
whom? RNZI? Anyone else with DRM capability use this frequency?``
The question is whether 9700-AM was on as usual at 05-06; if so, both
transmitters would have been running. Hours for 9760 are DRM only,
1936-2058 on Sunday-Friday (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. RF 28, Aug 22 at 1437 UT, 44-1 Ion is decoding, along
with 44-2 Qubo, 44-3 IonPlus, 44-4 Shop, 44-5 QVS, 44-6 HSN, i.e. the
usual six channels on Ion stations like KOPX OKC. Lacking any real
callsign ID, we know this one is really megawatt KTPX-TV Okmulgee for
the Tulsa market; W9WI.com shows 44-3 as Ion Life instead. No, it`s
now IonPlus as on KOPX, RF 18, 62-3, OKC.

An hour earlier, KWOU 88.1 Woodward was way above normal level for
`Stardate` so I knew there was some tropo; and good thing I made the
DTV bandscan, since Hepburn`s tropo predixion maps showed no
enhancement at all reaching Enid from either direxion. And his link to
Mountainlake for current conditions still lands on blank maps.

Only other DTV DX decoding is RF 20, KQCW-HD 19-1; but plenty of Bad
signals from the OKC-aimed antenna thru the STB: 8, 10, 11, 12, 21,
22, 31, 34, 36, 45, mostly correlating with Tulsa market (Glenn
Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 10000, Aug 23 at 0010, WWV with its announcement every hour
during this minute referring to a survey to be found at
http://dodmars.org --- dodmars is spelt fonetikaly, no dot betwixt.
However, my browser blox it, changing to:
https://sites.google.com/site/dodmarsexercises/
Not to be confused with sexercises; there is more than one survey; we
non-Marsians are interested in the one linked about WWV:
https://sites.google.com/site/dodmarsexercises/home/wwv-survey
It would be a good idea for all SWLs to fill this in, reasserting that
WWV/H are still very much useful for us (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF
RADIO 1996, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also UNIDENTIFIED!

** U S A. 13306-USB, Aug 22 at 1359, JBA New York Radio assigning
backup frequency 17946 to some flight, then selcall tones. (Are these
constantly reassigned to current flights/planes, or always pertaining
to only one? It would seem there could not be enough tones for the
latter.) EiBi shows 13306 is shared with other ground stations on the
North Atlantic route: Gander, Keflavík, Shanwick, Santa Maria = Açores
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1995 monitoring: confirmed
Wednesday August 21 at 2100 on WRMI 9955, but upcut JIP ``...with
World of Radio 1995``. Who says that?? It had been on since at least
2058 tune-in with IS & ID loop, good at S9 to S9+10.

Also confirmed at same time on WBCQ 7490+, JBA in hi line noise level
and not synchronized with WRMI.

Also confirmed UT Thursday August 22 at 0100 on WRMI 7780, fair vs
HLNL.

WORLD OF RADIO 1996 contents: Armenia, Ascension, Australia,
Bangladesh, Bulgaria, China, Cuba, Faroe Islands, Greenland, Iceland,
India, Kashmir non, Korea North, Korea South, México, Myanmar and non,
North America, Oman, Solomon Islands, Taiwan and non, Ukraine, UAE,
USA, Uzbekistan, Zambia; and the propagation outlook

WOR 1996 ready for first broadcasts Friday August 23:

[Unique Radio, NSW on hiatus pending repairs]

2200 UT Friday WRMI 9955 to SSE
0130 UT Saturday WRMI 7780 to NE
0629vUT Saturday HLR 6190-CUSB Germany to WSW
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 SSW
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
1816 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania ND
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 to SSE
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

WOR times have changed on our longstanding webcasting affiliate, The
Global Voice - Radio for All, to Sat 0600 & Mon 1700 UT, via
Radio for All
http://theglobalvoice.info
as Managing Director Chrissie Cochrane tells us. While there check out
their other programming (WORLD OF RADIO 1996)

Full WOR schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. Re: ``WORLD OF RADIO 1995 monitoring: [...] 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.``

Larry Will, Maryland, of Area 51 explains on the WOR io group: ``At
0115 a strong thunderstorm with lots of lightning passed through our
place in Mount Airy, and at 0127 our power failed. The UPS protecting
the radios and computers actually lasted longer than the internet,
which gave up the ghost at about 0135. Power was not restored here
until the early morning. No damage here, but there were multiple
reports of power poles snapped by the storm in the immediate area. So
Area 51 was off after 0130 or so last night. Lw`` (Glenn Hauser, WORLD
OF RADIO 1996, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7490.2, UT Thu Aug 22 at 0058, I`m hearing Morse code on
WBCQ: not QRM but tones modulated on usual AM carrier. I guess
contained in the Spanish program `Antena DX` at 0030-0100 (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. (15825), Sunday August 18 after 1600, quick check of WWCR-1
webcast confirms they are still playing Latin mass during this
semihour; a rather strange accent I hear, but then I am partial to
classical, not church Latin (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1210, Aug 22 at 0557 UT, with KGYN OK to the west nulled as
much as possible, different talkshow with YL, and ``resuming Beyond
Reality Radio``, which we have previously matched to cheating 50 kW
daytimer-only, WJNL Kingsley MI; however KGYN is gaining with the
usual SAH of almost 3 Hz, and I can`t read the rapid multi-station ID
from the WJML group just before hourtop 0600 UT bong and news, but not
sure if CBS. At least the high line noise level is not affecting this
MW area now, tho still roaring higher e.g. 7 MHz band.

WJNL has now been doing this for at least two months. BTW, they are
also the only 1210 listed affiliate of the self-confessed psychotic
Alex Jones whom someone heard replayed later in the madrugada as an
unID 1210. I was pleased to see he has only one affiliate in Oklahoma,
as far as possible from here, Idabel, KBEL 1240, which I have never
heard (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. More follow-ups on 1560 KGOW, Vietnamese from Bellaire TX:

Stephen Luce, Houston, Texas, Aug 20 on the WOR io group:
``Glenn, it appears the KGOW night site might be out of whack.
See the Houston board on RadioDiscussions.com for more:``

https://www.radiodiscussions.com/showthread.php?719314-KGOW-1560-Night-Signal&s=8e6813b3498c7e5842e92e49fc0fde95&p=6272662#post6272662
also referred to that by Artie Bigley, OH.

KGOW was originally running a 9!-tower direxional array. Here is the
most recent item in the correspondence folder, also revealing where
the call letters come from (gh)

http://licensing.fcc.gov/cgi-bin/prod/cdbs/forms/prod/getimportletter_exh.cgi?import_letter_id=87751

FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION 445 TWELFTH STREET SW WASHINGTON DC
20554
MEDIA BUREAU

ENGINEER: Joseph Szczesny
AUDIO DIVISION

TELEPHONE: (202) 418-2700
APPLICATION STATUS: (202) 418-2730

FACSIMILE: (202) 418-1410
HOME PAGE: www.fcc.gov/media/radio/audio-divsion

E-MAIL: Joseph.Szczesny@fcc.gov

September 12, 2018

David Gow, CEO GOW Media, LLC 5353 West Alabama, Suite 415 Houston, TX
77056
Re: GOW Media, LLC (GML) KGOW(AM), Bellaire, TX
Facility Identification Number: 17389
Special Temporary Authority (STA) BESTA-20 18081 3AAG

Dear Mr. Gow:
This is in reference to the request filed on August 18, 2018. GML
requests a further extension of the STA granted on June 28, 2016, to
continue operating daytime using the licensed 15 kW nighttime site
array pending the filing of the required FCC Form 302 application to
update all operating parameters due to repairs made over the past two
years.1

In support of the request, GML stated that all repairs were completed
with exception of the replacement 50 kW daytime site transmitter (new
parts on order).

Requests for extension of STA will be granted only where the licensee
can show that one or more of the following criteria have been met:

• Restoration of licensed facilities is complete and testing is
underway;
• Substantial progress has been made during the most recent STA period
toward restoration of licensed operation; or

• No progress has been made during the most recent STA period for
reasons clearly beyond the licensee's control, and the licensee has
taken all possible steps to expeditiously resolve the problem.
Accordingly, the request for extension of the STA IS HEREBY GRANTED,
and GML may continue to operate day and night from the nighttime
transmitter site using the currently licensed 15 kW nighttime site
array. GML must use whatever means are necessary to protect workers
and the public from exposure to radio frequency radiation in excess of
the Commission's exposure guidelines.

'KGOW(AM) is licensed for DA operation on 1560 kHz with 46 kW day and
15 kW night, using different patterns at different sites.

See 47 CFR § 1.1310. GML must file the application to update all
operating parameters, or submit an e-mail to my attention to confirm
the date the station was able to resume the separate licensed daytime
site and nighttime site operations (per BL-201 1 12O5ALL with
negligible changes).

This authority expires on March 12, 2019.

Sincerely,
vJseph S,Tineer Audio Diition Media Bureau [sic]
cc: Barry A. Friedman, Esq. (via email only)

[Joseph Szczesny --- his own signature messed up the text copying]

HOWEVER our easy reception to the N and NW implies it is the day
pattern being used at night, rather than night pattern day and night
--- or maybe they just gave up and are non-direxional.

Steven Luce replies again, Aug 22: ``KGOW is using its night site at
night; easy to DF here in Houston as the day site is to the south and
the night site to the west. The night site has the nine towers, but
apparently now out of whack`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 10002.43, Aug 23 at 0010 as I am checking out WWV`s
temporary MARS announcement until tomorrow, there is RTTY QRM,
measured to a zero-beat here. Carlie Forsythe in Madison WI had also
noted this to the ODXA iog after 0305 UT Aug 21: ``And RTTY clearly
audible first beneath WWV on 10 MHz, then beneath both WWV and WWVH on
the same frequency. What the?! :( `` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0358 UT August 23
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Glenn Hauser logs August 19-20-21, 2019  View Printable Version 
Wednesday, August 21 2019

Logs
** CHINA [and non[. CNR1 jammer survey, Aug 20 from 1355:
9215, JBA talk at 1355
9155, Chinese JBA at 1356
10920, Chinese at 1358
11170, Chinese, S5-S9 with flutter
11440, Chinese JBA
12880, open carrier with flutter, S9-S6 at 1400; jammer not turned off
yet
13270, CBS Sports Radio at 1402 --- oh2, this is local overload mix
between 11880 CRI bigsig via Cuba plus 1390 KCRC. It`s also a listed
possible SOH/jamming frequency as well as N American VOLMET on USB
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. CNR1 jammer survey, Aug 21 from 1335:
9230, Chinese good S9-S6
9155, // 9230 but weaker
11100, Chinese S6-S7
11785, Chinese usual bigsig jammer
12800, Chinese S8-S9
14980, JBA carrier, nothing further in the 12s, 13s, 14s
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA [and non]. 90.1, Aug 20 at 0625 UT, KUCO relaying
TheClassicalStation, WCPE in NC, but still out-of-phase during WCPE
announcement making it very low-level; I had already notified WCPE
about this as in previous report, so asked again, and got this reply:

``Good Day Glenn, Yesterday our Engineering Manager instructed KUCO’s
engineers to check the wiring from the satellite receiver (that
receives WCPE) to their board for a possible crossover affecting our
signal. We believe that this is the issue and are waiting for their
confirmation. We are sorry for the delay in resolving the issue. I
will write to you again after we have further discussion with KUCO.
Best Regards, Gregg Cockroft, Engineer, Wake Forest, NC 27588``

90.1, Aug 21 at 0559 UT, no more suppressed audio, so I then reply:

``Gregg, Thanks for following up on this. Last night it was back to
normal on the break after Beethoven`s 7th at 1:59 am ET. So the
problem was definitely at KUCO as you suggested? If so, apologies for
assuming it was at WCPE.

BTW, listening on headphones, I could even hear the ``subaudible`` cue
tone before the ID, but KUCO did not catch it; instead we heard the
WCPE etc. legal ID. I think this happens frequently anyway. What is
the pitch of that tone? Glenn``

It’s a 35 Hz tone on the left channel (Dick Storck, Network Operations
Manager, WCPE)

No further replies yet (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SAUDI ARABIA. 17895 & 17615+ off-frequency, Aug 20 at 1432, JBA
carriers are the OSOB and SSOB, matching SRI/SBA (but not 17705); not
even 17775 KVOH detectable (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 332 kHz, Aug 20 at 0611 UT, beacon IC. Looked up at
http://dxinfocentre.com/ndb.htm ---
``332 IC USA KS WICHITA - PICNIC 400 37 34 42 -97 27 21``
! This is quite close, but think I have not heard it before;
reactivated? 400 watts; I was axually tuned to 331. No idea what the
Picnic nickname has to do with it; searching fruitless.

The other beacon resource:
https://www.classaxe.com/dx/ndb/rna/signal_list
has a different but similar nickname, Piche, also with IC contained;
6.2 is the repetition period in seconds; 25 is the contradicted power
in watts, and I would go with this, it`s so weak:

``332 IC 1044 1050 6.2 'Piche' Wichita KS EM17gn 25 NOTAMR J0463/17
NDB IC 245 KHZ WITHDRAWN 1807171411 PERM 20180830 Tony reports it is
on the air AB AZ BC CA CO IA IL KS MI MN MO MT NC NE NV OH OR TN TX UT
181 1990-01-02 2019-08-06``.

Still waiting for some Y-call beacons from Canada to start propagating
again, if any be left (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1995 monitoring: confirmed Monday
August 19 at 1816.5 on IRRS Ireland/Italy via ROMANIA, 7290, VG via
UTwente SDR; started monitoring circa 1809 to nothing but noise, ACI,
but *1811 open carrier on quiets everything, almost, huge signal.
1814.5 JIP modulation, something incomplete about voting rights for
ex-felons? 1815 ``Triumphal March from Aïda`` theme by Verdi for a
sesquiminute, no IRRS ID or sign-on at all, then immediately into
WOR.

Missed checking next airing UT Tue Aug 20 at 0100 on WRMI 7780; did
anyone hear it?

How about Unique Radio, NSW? Website says as of 1550 UT August 21:
``NB *3210 KHz And 5045 KHz are off the air at present due to either a
feed or antenna problem. There is also a power supply issue which will
also need to be rectified. All faults will be rectified when time is
available for repairs & funds are available. Unique Radio may also
come online soon.``

Next:
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]. 7490.182v, Aug 19 at 1845 during a pause in my
high line noise level, I check for anything on 40m --- and there is a
JBA signal from WBCQ; presumably extended TOMBS instead of 9330 which
is no longer available --- altho it really is, as long as WLC has not
really started 24/7. Overcomer website is far outdated, as of June,
claiming still to be on 9330 24h, and on 7490 only at 22-23 UT! Altho
has also been running most nights from 0100-- until?? Evidently also
BSing way before ``normal`` programming start most weekdays at 2000
with `Financial Survival`, but how early is it really starting?

Also, website claims this in red: ``The Overcomer Ministry is
expanding its Shortwave outreach with new 300,000 watt transmitters
that will cover the entire world from Bulgaria, along with
transmitters in Florida, Maine, and Tennessee…Not to mention, several
AM/FM stations that cover many regions of the United States. <<CLICK
HERE>> to see the current RADIO LOG`` --- Really? At least TWO NEW 300
KW in Bulgaria? No one else knows about this (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7780, Aug 19 at 1847, JBA carrier signifying WRMI is really
on, #1 transmitter now scheduled 17-20 with TOMBS, // 9395 #6 at 10-20
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1210, Aug 21 at 0609 UT, YL talk, with KGYN OK nulled as
much as possible, and the local line noise level abated, making
176/minute SAH of almost 3 Hz; presumed Beyond Reality Radio as on 50
kW daytimer WJNL Kingsley MI still running at night, but I still need
to re-get definite ID/local ads (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** U S A. (1560), as per previous report, Viet Radio KGOW
Bellaire-Houston TX program schedule shows Chamber Music, Mondays at
2000-2030 UT, so August 19 I go out of my way to monitor the webcast.
NO, no chamber music to be heard, rather talk and then some soft songs
which might be ``love songs`` as claimed for the other Chamber Music
slot. Before 2030 I hear again the commercial for Amarillo Home
Roofing, which exists in Houston if not Amarillo. Searching leads to
their disgraced Facebook site as really Amarillo HomeS, Roofing (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1580, Aug 21 at 0621 UT, with nearest KOKB Blackwell OK
nulled as much as possible, luck into an ID for ``KHGG-AM 1580 and
101.1 FM``. That`s 49 watts at night from Van Buren AR, alluding to
some Ark team named for hogs. Probably this is the one making a reverb
slight echo against KOKB, also 49 watts! when both are on Fox Sports
Radio (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. The second hour of `On Point` from WBUR Boston via KOSU OK,
Aug 21 at 1506-1538 UT was about a subject dear to my heart, the
semi-colon; which far too many writers avoid employing:
https://www.wbur.org/onpoint/2019/08/21/semicolon-cecelia-watson --
audio available soon (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VIETNAM [non]. 7315, Aug 20 at 0155, not Voice of Vietnam in
English scheduled until 0200, but gospel song with guitar, and 0157
WHRI ID and promos; too early for VOV to be over, so another screwup
by WHR? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1161 kHz, Aug 20 at 0544 UT, quite a het upon 1160 KSL,
but heard on DX-398 only, not R-75, red flag that it`s not really
there. In a quick 9-kHz bandscan I also hear a signal on 774. Both of
them at about the same bearing, 10/190 degrees. Guess what, these are
harmonically related 2 x 387 and 3 x 387 kHz. I do have a JBA carrier
on the fundamental, but surely receiver birdies and not a beacon
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA carrier search, Aug 20 at 0550 hears
some on 621 and 909 kHz, maybe Canary and UK; must beware of local
receiver products on 9-kHz spacing, such as 1161 and 774; also
something NE/SW at 0544 on 1413 kHz, but rather too late for the
superpowers in Moldova, Oman (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1560, Aug 21 at 0623 UT, English talk roughly E/W with
KGOW Vietnamese from the SSE nulled as much as possible, making a SAH
of 140/minute = 2.33 Hz. The only major signals at night are far away,
WFME 50 kW in NYC, Family Radio; and KNZR 10 kW Bakersfield CA,
news/talk (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 13615, Aug 20 at 1403, multitones remind me of the
hybrid DRM from WINB normally on 15115-15120 at this hour; not heard
now but audible on the latter at 1428. Even Hans Johnson of WINB (if
not at WINB) says he does not know what these are; but AFAIK it`s the
only DRM not occupying full 10-kHz bandwidth with noise; also applying
to other WINB frequencies (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1844 UT August 21
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