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Glenn Hauser logs July 31-August 1-2, 2019  View Printable Version 
Friday, August 02 2019

Logs
** CANADA. 1610, Aug 2 at 0133, YL mixing English with S Asian
language, no doubt CHHA, Toronto, Voces Latinas, in two languages
which are anything but Latin. Four-year-old program grid still comes
up on website

http://chha1610am.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/PostCard-CHHA-1610AM-2016.jpg
claiming Portuguese occupies the M-F 9-10 pm ET hour, but I`ll bet
it`s Punjabi shifted from the 10-11 pm EDT hour (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. CNR1 jammer search, August 1 at 1337:
11100, JBA carrier
11150, JBA in Chinese
11440, Chinese S1-S5
11460, Chinese S6-S9

Now from 1342, all audibly in Chinese talk:
12190, S9-S7
12500, S8-S5
12550, S9-S7
12800, S5-S3
12880, S5-S7
14640, S6-S3

14900, JBA carrier --- None WOOB higher up to 16.0 MHz (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6000, Aug 1 at 0434, RHC English is S9+20 but JBM, suptorted.
Wiggle that patchcord! Only // at this early hour, 6165 is JBM but not
distorted. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** KIRITIMATI. 846, August 1 at 0532, JBA carrier vs storm noise
level, presumed R. Kiribati, 10 kW, rather than anything from Europe
this late where there are only *3* stations on 846 ranging from 0.3 to
1 to 3 kW, in Ireland, Denmark, and Italy.

Just when is sunset at London=Ronton, the main town on Xmas Island? I
normally consult gaisma.com, but it`s wrong! Based on wrong longitude
for this place:

``London, Kiribati - Basic information
Latitude: +1.99 (1°59'24"N)
Longitude: +157.78 (157°46'48"E)
claiming Aug 1 SS at 19:41 local - 12h = 0741 UT

It`s at 157+ WEST, NOT EAST!!! Off by some 46 degrees, which makes all
the other info about it wrong.

Kiribati is a very ``large`` country, widely separated island groups.
Kiritimati is the most easterly, in fact in the western hemisphere,
where it should be east of the Dateline, but to keep the country in
the same day, DL has been pushed eastward. Total population only about
100 K. Yet Kiribati encompasses three timezones, UT +12, 13 and 14,
which only a few other countries in the world can match or exceed (not
including the largest, India and China).

Wikipedia and Geohack present the correct coordinates:
1° 59′ 0″ N, 157° 28′ 30″ W

Now I go to
https://www.timeanddate.com/time/zone/kiribati/kiritimati
where the timezone is shown as UT +14
and the current sunset time at:
https://www.timeanddate.com/sun/kiribati/kiritimati
is 18:41 local - 14h = 0441 UT

Now that makes a lot more sense for 846 kHz being positioned for
nighttime propagation, even an hour earlier than I was hearing it:
not, until two hours later (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA [and non]. 1650, Aug 2 at 0131 UT, 479-area code ad, and
non-ID as ``Life 98-7``, i.e. the puny translator in Fort Smith AR, of
KFSW which is really in Sallisaw OK.

In QRM also a mention of ``The River Valley``, which seems extremely
generic applicable to anywhere, but is a known monicker for eastern
Iowa, i.e. KCNZ Cedar Falls (BTW, what a coincidence that WCNZ is on
the next frequency 1660, in Marco Island FL, presumably unrelated with
widely divergent formats) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 9690, August 2 at 0040, REE North American frequency still
AWOL, while 11940 for S America is still well audible. If one
transmitter is out of order, there are still two more which could be
used weekday evenings for us, after they are finished with the Eastern
Hemisphere at 2200 ---- but that would make too much sense (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1992 monitoring: confirmed Wed July
31 at 2100 on WBCQ 7490.1v, JBA.

NOT confirmed on WRMI 9955, until abrupt *cut-on Wed July 31 at 2100.5
with WOR joined already in progress, poor with Cuban pulse jamming
already. Such are the risks of being the very first program on a given
transmission. Far from synch with WBCQ which is too weak to figure out
the displacement.

Also confirmed UT Thu August 1 at 0100 on WRMI 7780, fair S8-S9+10 but
not overcoming storm noise level (local hi line noise is off at the
moment; but back 24 hours later)

WORLD OF RADIO 1993 contents: Andorra non, Antarctica, Australia,
Bolivia?, Bougainville, China, Congo, Cuba, Czechia, Equatorial
Guinea, Europe, France, Indonesia, Korea North non, Laos, Netherlands,
North America, Oman, Spain, Sudan South non,Tibet and non, USA,
Vatican, Vietnam, Zambia, unidentified; meteor scatter, and the
propagation outlook. Finished by 2250 UT Thursday August 1, ready for
first broadcasts on Friday. On SW should be at:

2200 UT Friday WRMI 9955
0130 UT Saturday WRMI 7780
0629vUT Saturday HLR 6190-CUSB Germany
1000 UT Saturday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW [Aug 3 & 17; alt. weeks]
1430 UT Saturday HLR 9485-CUSB Germany
1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
2100 UT Saturday WRMI 9955
0130 UT Sunday WRMI 5850
0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315]
1030 UT Sunday HLR 7265-CUSB Germany
2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780
0130 UT Monday WRMI 9395 7780
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 6160v?
0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955
0930 UT Monday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW
1130 UT Monday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW
1816 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780
0800 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW [2 editions]
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780

[it appears we will now be running on a Friday-to-Thursday
cycle, so freshest new airings are on weekends]

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

** U S A. 9320-9330, August 2 at 0042, wideband weak whine centered
about 9330, making me wonder if it`s something leaking out of WBCQ-6
Superstation, which has been off the air for further antenna work. On
AWWW last week, AW said it would not resume until late August, but a
twit from him August 1 via Artie Bigley said it would be ``soon``.

Meanwhile via Ivo Ivanov, different frequencies for the World`s Last
Chance Arabic service have been registered with HFCC, effective Aug 5?
at 75 degrees: 12120 at 2000-0857, and 15705 at 0900-1157; the rest of
the day in English on 9330. Apparently someone is not aware that 12120
is occupied by continuous RTTY at least in the daytime. That should be
a fun collision should it ever eventuate.

6160v, Aug 2 at 0050, still nothing from new WBCQ frequency via
``classic`` transmitter ex-9330v. Maybe will be running only on
weekends? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1993, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** U S A. Quick MW bandscan at SSS Aug 2 at 0140 UT finds live
anti-Democratic ranting from acting president Drumpf at a rally in
Cincinnati on at least: 840 WHAS Louisville, 890 WLS Chicago, 600
presumed WMT Iowa, and on 760 a station with ``Amen`` interjexions, so
KCCV, a Kansas City Bott rather than WJR Detroit? KCCV is supposed to
cut from 6000 to 200 watts at night, after 0115 UT in August, and
normally we hear only WJR. Loads of major AM stations demean
themselves by spewing far-right hateshows all day, but the above are
worst of the worst. Note, NOT heard on WLW Cincinnati (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 5909.5-USB, Aug 2 at 0048, 2-way JBA in English,
American military style, vs HNL; one callsign maybe ``Countdown`` and
a brief digiburst. Lots of autologs in the UDXF iog, including
``5909.5 is one of the freqs of the US COTHEN network`` meaning
Cellular Over-The-Horizon Enforcement Network, first reported in
2010y. What is that all about? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 12025, Aug 2 at 0029, S6-S8 of very distorted modulation
on very rough unstable carrier, not improved by FM tuning. Seems to be
mainly music, like a spur or badly mistuned transmitter, but NOT
matching biggest 25m signals of RHC, REE, or RNA. Maybe Cairo
attempting to resume Latin American service? But imaginarily scheduled
on 9 MHz band now.

Another possibility: Reach Beyond Australia is the only thing sked on
12025 at 0030-0100 in Burmese, partly Rohingya; or jamming? (So would
the Rohingya be less persecuted in Myanmar if they were Christians?)
Recheck on another receiver at 0116, not heard, so could also be
something local (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 15400, August 1 at 1348, open carrier at S8, some slow
fading to S4, but off by 1349*. Maybe a tune-up check by Ascension or
Issoudun which radiate later hours on this frequency (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0518 UT August 2
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JRX Logs July 31, 2019  View Printable Version 
Wednesday, July 31 2019

Logs
JRX Logs_ July 31, 2019
Receiver (s)_ Degen DE1103 & Tecsun S-2000
Antenna (s)_ Longwire

ASCENSION ISLAND
** 15400. Jul 31, 2019. 1840-1855, BBC, Ascension Island-ASC, in English. Woman and man announcers present news; ID. Very good reception, 55544.
** 15490. Jul 31, 2019. 1914-1924, BBC, Ascension Island-ASC, in Tigrinya. Man and woman voices present news, presumably; ID. Fair reception, 45433.

BRAZIL
** 1030. Jul 31, 2019. 0214-0222, Radio Olinda, Olinda-PE, in Portuguese. Man announcer presents a religious program; ID.  Poor reception, 35422.
** 1040. Jul 31, 2019. 0301-0310, Radio Capital, Sao Paulo-SP, in Portuguese. Catholic cleric Jaime makes a religious preaching; Station´s announcements. Fair reception, 35433.
** 1050. Jul 31, 2019. 0242-0258, Radio Capixaba, Vitoria-ES, in Portuguese. Pastor makes a religious sermon dedicated to IPDA with people manifestation; 0248 Man pastor makes a prayer; ID. Fair reception, 35433.
** 1080. Jul 31, 2019. 0203-0211, Radio Jornal, Caruaru-PE, in Portuguese. Man announcer talks about football; A song. Fair reception, 45433.
** 4885. Jul 31, 2019. 0150-0201, Radio Clube do Para, Belem-PA, in Portuguese. Commercial announcements; A sport program by male announcer; Callsigns of the Brazil Amazon Network Stations; Right hour; Man ann talks news and comments about local and brazilian football games. Fair reception this night, 35433 (sometimes 35322).

EGYPT
** 774. Jul 31, 2019. 0111-0150, ERTU-Middle East Program, Abis-EGY, in Arabic. All  Holy Koran chant and recitation: Koran chant; 0119 Koran recitation by male voice; 0123 Koran chant returns; 0138 Recitation; 0143 Koran chant. Poor reception here, 25422 (sometimes 35422).

eSWATINI
** 6130. Jul 31, 2019. 1944-1950, Trans World Radio, Manzini-SWZ, in Portuguese. A religious chant by chorus; 1946 Man voice; 1948 Chant by chorus. Poor to barely audible reception here, with fades, 25422 to 25411.

KUWAIT
** 9490. Jul 31, 2019. 1930-1943, Voice of America, Kuwait-KWT, in French. ID; Man and woman announcers present news in "Le Monde Aujourd´hui"; VOA Afrique. Very good reception, 55544.

USA
** 7305. Jul 31, 2019. 0102-0110, Vatican Radio, Greenville-NC, in Portuguese. Woman announcer presents news; ID. Good reception, 45544.


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

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Glenn Hauser logs July 29-30-31, 2019  View Printable Version 
Wednesday, July 31 2019

Logs
DX/SWL/MEDIA PROGRAMS updated July 31:
http://www.worldofradio.com/dxpgms.html

Note: latest DX LISTENING DIGEST notice had wrong number as subject,
typo 19-20 instead of 19-30, rest of info including linx, correct

** BRAZIL. 11855.749v, July 29 at 2335, S8-S9 from R. Aparecida always
way off-frequency. 2337 conveniently mentions ``programa Com a Mãe
Aparecida``.

9630.426v, July 30 at 0611, JBA carrier no doubt from another
Apparition, while 11855+ is not audible now (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. July 30 circa 1330, no CNR1 WOOB jammers audible; must be
very poor FE propagation.

July 31 at 1338-1342 WOO bandscanning, 9.2 to 17.0 MHz finds only:
11100, JBA Chinese
11440, JBA Chinese
11460, JBA Chinese weaker carrier
14640, Chinese at S9-S6, best by far
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15140, July 30 at 1335, RHC is open carrier/dead air while
15230 is OK nominal. Same situation at 1432 recheck. Something`s
always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15370, July 30 at 2003, S9-S3, RHC Portuguese is Just Barely
Modulated, with hum, while 15140 is S6-S5, JBM seems French.
Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** INDIA. 7380, July 31 at 0055, 1 kHz tone at S9/+10 but only poor vs
HNL. Aoki/NDXC shows it must be AIR prior to 01-02 Sindhi hour via
Bengaluru. HFCC shows odd power of 400 kW at 300 degrees staring at
0045 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 9690, July 30 at 2215, no signal from REE North American
frequency, at least not missing English since it`s Tuesday. Still well
audible S9+10/20 on ME frequency 12030 backwards, in Spanish
introducing blues music from Chicago! Earlier I heard it going into
Arabic at 2130, ``Huna Madrid``.

9690 had been missing for several days, but reported by Richard
Langley as heard again: July 29 at 2000; and later that same hour by
JRX in Brasil; by RL until 0205* July 30; but missing again July 30 at
his 2048 check (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1992 monitoring: confirmed UT Tue July 30 at
0100 on WRMI 7780, fair. Next:

2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 to SSE
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

(mp3 stream) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor1992.m3u
(mp3 download) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor1992.mp3

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

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

** U S A. 6160v, July 31 at 0057, no signal from this WBCQ, at a
daypart it had been active, so what now? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1659 UT July 31
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log of yesterday Monday July 29, at 19-20 UT time slot  View Printable Version 
Tuesday, July 30 2019

Logs


15770even USA WRMI likely SMTV scheduled, S=8 or -78dBm signal strength
noted in Doha Qatar at 1903 UT on July 29.
15660even STP VoA in probably Tigre language, Mon-Fri 19.00-19.30 UT,
HoA typical music singer at 19.15 UT, S=9 or -74dBm on remote
SDR unit at Doha Qatar Middle East.
15490even ASC BBC London in Tigre, S=9+25dB or -53dBm signal strength
on SDR unit at Doha Qatar Middle East, noted at 19.19 UT.
15400even ASC BBC London in English at 19.21 UT. S=9+10dB or -66dBm.
15300even F__ RFI Paris in French language at TDF Issoudun bcast center
at 19.22 UT talk on Palestine-Israel occupation matter.
S=9+20dB or -58dBm strength in Doha Qatar Middle East.
15190even PHL Radio Pilipinas via US IBB BBG relay site Tinang-PHL,
poor S=6-7 into Qatar ME at 19.23 UT.
15130even F__ NHK Radio Japan via European relay site TDF Issoudun,
talk in Japanese language at 19.24 UT, S=9+20dB or -56dBm.
13660even UK BBC London English via ENC Encompass Digital Media
Services FMO at Woofferton-UK, flutter S=8-9 signal
at 19.28 UT on July 29.

13740even F__ RFI Paris in French language at TDF Issoudun bcast center
at 19.31 UT. S=9 or -73dBm strength in Doha Qatar Middle East.
11530even F__ Radyo Denge Kurdish station via TDF Issoudun bcast center
S=9+35dB or -42dBm at 19.34 UT on July 29.
11.8 kHz wideband audio signal into NE/ME target.
11615.023 TUR Voice of Turkey Emirler in French language, poor sidelobe
signal of S=6-7, at 19.35 UT in Qatar ME.
11650even CHN CRI Beijing in German service, via Urumqi Hutubi bcast
center #201, sidelobe S=8 in Doha Qatar ME.
11660even ASC BBC London Hausa sce to West Africa target S=9+10dB signal
at 19.38 UT in Doha Qatar ME site.
11670.005 ESP REE Noblejas in Spanish, S=9+5dB in Middle East 19.39 UT.
11695even ALB CRI European relay site at Cerrik Albania, French S=9+5dB
in Qatar ME. 19.39 UT on July 29.
11745.010 ARS Al-Azm army program, via Jeddah bcast center,
Holy Quran prayer at 19.40 UT, S=9+10dB noted in Qatar SDR.
11750even CHN CRI Beijing Portuguese sce via Jinhua #831 bcast site
S=7-8 sidelobe signal noted at 19.41 UT on July 29.
11769.902 NIG Voice of Nigeria, Abuja, as Fulfulde language sce schedule
S=6 poor signal at 19.43 UT in Qatar ME.
11775even CHN CRI German sce via bcast center Kashgar Saibagh #2022 site
S=8-9 sidelobe signal towards Middle East at 19.44 UT.
11780.008 BRA Radio Nacional do Brazilia, JBA underneath threshold at
poor S=5 level. 19.52 UT at July 29.
11790even F__ AWR Fulfulde ministry sce via TDF Issoudun bcast site at

19.56 UT on July 29. S=9+5dB -75dBm sidelobe into ME area.
11800.004 D__ AWR Arabic sce via MBR Nauen bcast center nice modulation
S=8 only, at 19.57 UT, scheduled 19-20 UT.
11810even ASC BBC London in English at 19.58 UT. S=9+10dB or -66dBm.
11820.045 ARS BSKSA Riyadh, Holy Quran prayer program, S=7-8 fair signal
in Doha Qatar at 19.59 UT on July 29.
11859.967 ARS Yemen excile Radio Sanaa via Saudi bcast center Riyadh at
exact 20.00 UT, S=6-7 poor signal in Doha SDR unit.


and 11895even CHN UNIDentified endless Chinese music played
radio station at 20-22 UT. Powerful S=9+20dB strength. On other time of


the day NNN Nanning, XIA various Xian sites or Kashgar Xinang signals
use that channel.

11895 kHz channel puzzled me tonight:

endless China folk music, much guitar mx, not CNR1 px,
played of a strong estimated 150 / 500 kW signal,
at 20.00 til exact 22.00 UT, as probably test transmission ?

Later the night,
that channel is used for RFA Kuwait in Tibetan and Chinese at 02-07 UT.

Measured few times in KiwiSDR option TDOA Direction Finding,
used SDR units at Khabarovsk FE_Russia, Delhi, HongKong, Tokyo and Hanoi
units.

Jamming station location couldn't traced exact, too much flutter,
but TX was in the extreme North East of China,
east of known jamming stn Qiqihar,
near Mudanjiang in Heilongjiang province.

(wb df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 29)

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Glenn Hauser logs July 28-29, 2019  View Printable Version 
Monday, July 29 2019

Logs
** BOTSWANA. 7270, July 29 at 0450, tonal African language, S9/+10
with deep fades, what? Aoki/NDXC shows 04-05 M-F, VOA in Shona for
Zimbabwe. EiBi shows Zimbabwean languages; WRTH shows it`s the Studio
7 service which could also be in English or Ndebele. This is the only
significant broadcast signal now within the traditional 41m band.
Altho legal within Region 1, American hams might prefer VOA avoid it.
India and China also listed on 7270 parts of this hour (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BOTSWANA. 5925, July 29 at 0454, VOA English with a correspondent
in Nigeria, good S9+10/20 with deep fading, off at 0500. Scheduled
0300-0500 daily (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. CNR1 jammer bandscan, July 29 starting at 1327 from 15 MHz
downward:

14430, JBA Chinese
13160, CNR1, S6-S9 and choppy
12870, CNR1, S5-S7
12820, CNR1, S5-S7
12550, CNR1, S6-S8
11540, CNR1 mixed with other music from target
11460, CNR1, S3-S6
11440, CNR1, S5-S8
11120, CNR1, S1-S2
11100, CNR1, S1-S3
10960, JBA carrier

No more WOOB found down to 9 MHz. JBA carrier on 10370 is instead
local overload mix of 11760 RHC minus 1390 KCRC with audio from both
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11880, July 29 at 1419, CRI Plus relay in English back on
proper frequency after stray to 11800 yesterday; now it`s just barely
modulated, e.g. compared to RHC itself on 11760. Mod level jumps up at
1431 for canned boilerplate about Roundtable; I would not have blamed
the studio for mod problems. No plus/minus 10 kHz spurs from 11880
audible now. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK,
DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1640, July 29 at 1320 UT and still at 1649, dead air
except for some hum from local KZLS Enid. Is no one paying attention
at Chisholm Trail Broadcasting? No storms around here to blame (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1992 monitoring: confirmed Sunday
July 28 at 2130 on WRMI 7780, JBA as usual daytimes on this band.

Also confirmed UT Monday July 29 at 0130 on WRMI 7780, S9+10 and local
line noise is off; also on WRMI 9395 VG S9+20.

Also confirmed UT Monday July 29 at 0230 on WRMI 7780, JBA vs storm
noise from TX panhandle, Wichita areas.

Also confirmed UT Monday July 29 at 0300 sharp on Area 51 webcast; at
0326 check also on WBCQ 5130.35v, and audible on WBCQ 6159.9v, but
can`t tell whether also on 3264.9 JBA carrier. John Carver could tell
in mid-north Indiana: ``Glenn. 3265 is not carrying Area 51
programming tonight. However WOR is on both 5130 and 6160. John``. and
Richard Langley, NB, says 3265 was carrying Pirate Joe`s WHVW
programming when he checked at 0155. For me it was a JBA 3264.9
carrier at 0132. When I checked 6160- earlier at 0046, I could tell it
was JL as well as on Area 51, 5130+. Area 61??

(My local high line noise problem of S9+ between 3.0 and 9.5 MHz has
gone away as of UT Monday July 29 --- unlikely due to any OG&E repair
over the weekend, so apprehensive it may cut on again at any time. If
not, but still pending, will difficultize OG&E finding the source.)

WOR 1992 also confirmed UT Monday July 29 at 0330 on WRMI 9955, VG
S9+20 this time and no jamming audible; WOR started immediately after
music fill. Next:

1816 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania ND
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
0800 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW [2 editions]
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 to SSE
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

(mp3 stream) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor1992.m3u
(mp3 download) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor1992.mp3

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

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

** U S A. (7490), July 28 at 2301 listening to WBCQ webcast for `Le
Show` of Harry Shearer, instead hear frequent drops in modulation, BCQ
IDs inserted, dead air, resume Le Show, etc., etc. Still drops off at
2321, webcast also buffering. I assume the same problems appeared on
the SW transmission.

7490+ itself at 0132 check, I notice that TOMBS is on again tho sked
shows nothing between 01 and 03 UT Mondays after `Encore`, part of
which I enjoyed hearing on mono webcast (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 6159.916, July 29 at 0457, this WBCQ is still on with algo,
S8-S9 but suffering from 6165 RHC music splash; while 5130+ is off by
now after Area 51 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Re WRMI 5850 missing during WORLD OF RADIO, July 28 at 0130,
Bob Biermann explains on the WOR iog in a different response to Walt
Salmaniw noting that 5850 has also been missing at least four times
this year when he has tried to record SW Radiogram at 0800 Sundays:

``Just a couple of notes about the Radiogram. First, as someone
remarked, they would expect "better service" if they were paying for
the program. WRMI airs the RadioGram at NO CHARGE. In addition, the
transmission line for the transmitter on 5850 was damaged by a storm
over the weekend and was only fixed on Sunday morning when there was
daylight. The RadioGram also airs at the same time on 7730.

Operating any Shortwave station is very difficult these days. The
"supply" of technical people that can work on this equipment is
shrinking at an alarming pace. In just a handful of years, it will be
critical for most SW stations around the world. Many senior
engineering staff is at or over retirement age or closing in fast.
Younger people show no interest, and why should they? Today they can
make as much working in IT than in broadcasting. Now, this is simply
my personal opinion and does not represent any station. Personally, I
see a tremendous amount of undue criticism on how many of the SW
stations are run. Some people seem to be experts who have never
operated such a facility. It's not for the faint of heart. The term
"armchair quarterback" comes to mind. Unless you are active in the
business you can't comprehend the challenges you face on a daily
basis. Tube replacement costs are skyrocketing, and certain parts
(like qualified engineers) are often in short supply.

As far as computer glitches, the automation software is highly
reliable, and the computer systems are on massive battery backup. The
program needs to be uploaded to us. If the program is there, it will
air. One of the issues at WRMI is the fact of no decent or reliable
Internet Service providers that can reach or serve us. It is worse
than third world. We are miles from civilization, and I mean miles.
There is no cable or Fiber within 8 miles, just some poorly maintained
copper wire pairs from CenturyLink. We have an over the air backup,
but it's a multi mile hop, subject to frequent problems we can't
control. Many programmers want to stream, but bandwidth is scarce.
Satellite "may" be an option in the future, but there are severe data
limitations making it a poor option at present, and in Florida, rain
fade issues.``

I was surprised at WRMI`s poor internet service, as its streaming of
9955 programming is pretty reliable, and I seldom have any problems
uploading 10+ MB WOR files via ftp to four different Systems taking a
minute or two each (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5830, July 29 at 0455, WTWW-1 is off, nor audible on day
frequency 9475. 5085, WTWW-2 however is on with rock music,
accompanied as always by the weak spurs about 5072.1 and 5097.9.
Unfortunately did not have a chance to check for similar spurs when
9930 was rarely activated (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1700 UT July 29
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