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Glenn Hauser logs May 31-June 1-2, 2023  View Printable Version 
Friday, June 02 2023

Hauser
** SPAIN [and non]. ``Glenn, in your log roundup: `SPAIN. 17855, Fri
May 26 at 2200, token English from SNR is VG direct and the other
three frequencies detectable. Justin Coe foresees his feature today
interviewing some American pop singer, Ron Sexsmith [? sounds like],
as adapted from a bilingual discussion on Radio 3. Sorry, not
interested. Is there nothing more important to report from Spain
happening in the last biday? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)`

Please note that Ron Sexsmith is Canadian, not American and he is far
from a "pop singer". He has been classified by the likes of Elton
John, Paul McCartney, Elvis Costello, and others, as one of the
premier singer/songwriters in the world today, and I would agree with
them! Sheldon Harvey, Greenfield Park, Quebec`` (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** TURKEY. 11785, May 31 at 2200, just confirming VOT is not off the
air today, but no match direct to the high storm noise level here
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2192 monitoring: confirmed
Wednesday May 31 at 2112 the 2100 on WBCQ 7490 -63 Hz = 7489.937 into
Maryland SDR, S8.

Also confirmed UT Thursday June 1 at 0030 on WRMI 9395, S9+20/25 into
Missouri SDR.

Also confirmed UT Thursday June 1 at 0130 on WRMI 5010, S7/9+10 into
Bonaire SDR. This airing goes directly from music fill to WOR without
an ID

WORLD OF RADIO 2193 contents: Alaska, Antarctica, Brasil, Canada,
Chile, (China), Colombia, Egypt, Finland, France/Germany, Guam,
Indonesia, International Vacuum, (Italy), Japan non, Korea South,
Malaysia, México, New Zealand, North America, Oklahoma, Perú, Scotland
non, Singapore, UQKOGBANI, USA, Vanuatu, Vietnam; Rohde & Schwarz
receiver; Propagation outlook
(countries mentioned along with others not in order)

WORLD OF RADIO 2193 available from 0414 UT June 2:
(mp3 stream) https://www.w4uvh.net/wor2193.m3u
(mp3 download) https://www.w4uvh.net/wor2193.mp3

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

The shortwave+ broadcasts should be:

1430 UT Friday WRMI 9955 to SSE
[usually, also phonecast, webcast][jammed by Cuba?]
2030 UT Friday IRRS 1323 & 918? & 207?-Italy
0130 UT Saturday WRMI 5850 to NW
1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
2230 UT Saturday WRMI 5850 to NW
2230 UT Saturday WRMI 7730 & 15770 to NE
0030 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to SW
0245vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315; as late as 0457]
1330 UT Sunday WRMI 9955 to SSE
[also phonecast, webcast][jammed by Cuba?]
2000 UT Sunday IRRS 1323 & 918? & 207?-Italy
0030 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to SW
0300vUT Monday WBCQ Area 51 6160v to WSW
0030 UT Tuesday WRMI 9395 to NNW
2330 UT Tuesday WRMI 9395 to NNW
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0030 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S

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

Like our website, a noncommercial service for which financial
support is appreciated; thanks this week to Terry Colgan TX, for a
contribution via PayPal to woradio at yahoo.com - in US funds but not
necessarily

One may also contribute by MO or check on a US bank to
Glenn Hauser, PO Box 1684, Enid OK 73702
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. About 5130, WBCQ R. Angela, UT Tue May 30: On Tue, May 30,
2023 at 03:52 PM, Glenn Hauser wrote: `Must have been a playback of
the UT Saturday program file, which had problems originally`

``Uncle Bill responds - I honestly have no clue how that happened;
were it not for the fact that we are discontinuing tomorrow anyway,
there would be an inquisition. Given conditions on the ground now, no
point.``

I make a point of monitoring the final R. Angela broadcast, UT
Thursday June 1 on WBCQ 5130 -24 Hz = 5129.976: ethnic music hosted by
Uncle Bill himself, so it`s UBMP? No, another of his shows only on
R.A., `African Music Panorama`. At 0300 he`s combining some `Dangdut &
Beyond` episodes of Malaysian/Indonesian music, by Zach Liangas,
originally 10 minutes each. 0330 polka and yodeling, ``secret Swiss``?
Then Slovenia. 0400 usual short features to 0411, open carrier to
cutoff at 0412.5* Nothing was to be heard in the way of farewell,
final broadcast. Indeed UT June 2 circa 0310, 5130 is not on the air
any more.

What might have been! Full now canceled June sked is still up:
http://wbcq.com/radio-angela-schedule-june-2023.pdf
Too bad it`s not practical to `air` it otherwise such as webcasting
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** VANUATU. 7260, June 1 at 0647, S5/S9 of open carrier, presumably R.
Vanuatu reactivated, strongest ever. Ron Howard says modulating later
and staying on long past 0759 when it had been switching to 3945 &
harmonix (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0428 UT June 2

 

Glenn Hauser log roundup May 25-31, 2023  View Printable Version 
Thursday, June 01 2023

Hauser


Please note and spread the word - for those not on a list where my almost-daily all-band but mainly SW log reports appear -- or for those who are but find this a more convenient archive, weekly merged roundups of all these reports in their original form are posted early every UT Thursday via:

http://www.worldofradio.com/Hauserlogs.html

The latest one direct:
https://www.w4uvh.net/ghlogs_2023_0525_0531.txt

73, Glenn Hauser
_______________________________________________ Hauser mailing list Hauser@montreal.kotalampi.com http://montreal.kotalampi.com/mailman/listinfo/hauser

 

Glenn Hauser logs May 30-31, 2023  View Printable Version 
Thursday, June 01 2023

Hauser
** ANTARCTICA. 15475.98 RCUSB, Wed May 31 circa 2010, no signal from
LRA36 into Argentine SDR. Manuel Méndez, Spain says it was on today,
only at *1936-1954*. Earlier mail from them said would be on Sat & Wed
at 15-18 local but that equals 18-21 UT; suspect time conversion
confusion (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** COLOMBIA. 10125 CW, May 31 at 0621, HK3QQ is back after missing May
27, and since? With usual slowly spaced keyboard strokes in order with
errors and omissions as previously explained, notably X instead of P;
and X again between Z and C. Also spells out QTH, BOGOTA COLOMBIA
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** MEXICO. After a bunch of Florida FM DX, I resume in the car -- see
USA for details, and immediately hear Spanish:

92.1, May 30 at 2324 UT, strong signal with folk? music so not OK;
2331, Spanish ad in pesos, so not Unitedstatesian; 2332 Soriana ad, a
Mexican market nationwide chain, and others in frenetic string; 2345
possibly a different station since now there are ``Radio Disney`` IDs
between every commercial; must have heard at least 6 of them; includes
Walmart and Home Depot, in Spanish. Faded by 2353 when I hear an OKC
ad, i.e. K221FQ, 99 watts of KRMP 1140.
XHFO-FM 92.1 CD. DE MÉXICO CDMX MEX Spanish CONTEMPORARY HIT RADIO
RADIO DISNEY 100.0 134.0 19-25-57 99-07-59 230C - 'KHFO Radio Disney
XFM - ELEVA TUS XPECTATIVAS
1890 km/1174 stmi

92.9, May 30 at 2326, ``La KeBuena``, ad for Los Tigres del Norte at
Arena Ciudad de México el 9 de junio; fadeout by 2330 and no DX on
higher frequencies now. There is another Que Buena on 92.9 in San
Antonio TX, but it`s too close and CDMX on 92.1;
XEQ-FM 92.9 CD. DE MÉXICO CDMX MEX Spanish REGIONAL MEXICAN KE BUENA
79.07 79.07 214.0 214.0 19-23-40 99-10-26 1929 92.9 FM LA KEBUENA 92.9
FM LA KEBUENA Country
(Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. 102.7, during FL FM DX opening, May 30 at 2117 UT, not
much signal from KJYO OKC; not obscured by DX, just very weak compared
to the other full-powers from OKC like 100.5, 101.9, 104.1. I do pull
a ``KJ103`` ID JBA at 2355 as I quit. Something must be very wrong.
WTFDA listed as:
KJYO 102.7 OKLAHOMA CITY OK CONTEMPORARY HIT RADIO KJ-103 94.1 kW
372.0 m HAAT 35-35-52 97-29-22 1A42 KJ103 Artist/Title Top 40 (Glenn
Hauser, Enid, WOR)

** U S A. My first sporadic-E FM DX opening this year, May 30 I see an
MUF spike of 107 MHz between here and FL on DXMAP, so out to the car
in the now hot garage, mid-80s at last outside, to DX on the stock
Nissan Sentra 2004 caradio with fender vertical antenna only; all logs
in real time with my own ears, no RDS capability, no internet for
stream comparisons; but research later from my scribbled notes, mainly
the WTFDA FM Database, also in general searching if needed. All times
strictly UT! Numbers just before geo coordinates are kW ERP and
antenna height above average terrain in meters. Identical horiz and
vert figures, u.o.s. Lasst figures are distances in km/stmi
city-to-city so approx., not site-to-city, from disitancefromto.net. I
do not count stations, states or anything, what`s `new` or not, and am
not in a competition. Clarifications, correxions welcome.

100.3 at 2115, Spanish in & out; 2122, Spanish music over CCI; 2125 ad
boletos for a rock concert, 407- phone number; 2129 f/out, 2130 f/in;
2139 vapid M&W chat about Puerto Rico, relationships, Orlando; 2145
``La Rumba 100.3``:
WRUM 100.3 ORLANDO FL Spanish TROPICAL RUMBA 100.3 MAS MUSICA VARIADA
95.0 484.0 28-34-51 81-04-32 13A0 LA RUMBA Song/Artist LA RUMBA
Song/Artist Top 40 1774 km/1102 stmi

104.9 at 2118, S Asian song, no such format in FL, must be that The
Metroplex station in TX I`ve heard before by EGW or airplane scatter:
KZMP-FM 104.9 PILOT POINT TX ETHNIC FUNASIA 35.0 535.0 33-33-37
96-57-34 534B KZMP-FM 104.9 Pilot Point, Dallas, Fort Worth
WWW.FUNASIA.COM 344/214

87.7 at 2119, JBA trace of Spanish. Only 4 such in USA and one in this
corner:
WEYS-LD 87.7 MIAMI FL Spanish SPANISH RELIGIOUS ALMAVISION 3.0 kWH
only 25-58-15 80-12-32 5158 WEYS87.7 877 FM ALMAVISION RADIO
COMPROMETIDOS CON LA VERTAD TEL 305-947-8879 2051/1274

96.5 at 2134, Spanish, call-in number 800-841-1005; Verizon ad in
English, seat belt PSA from NHTSA; 80% off at Banana Republic store,
back to Spanish, `éxitos de ayer y hits de hoy en Éxitos 96.5``; again
at 2206, Spanish ads, ``EX Orlando`` in English, Exitos965.com
WOEX 96.5 ORLANDO FL Spanish CONTEMPORARY HIT RADIO EXITOS 96.5 99.0
454.0 28-34-07 81-03-16 7A1F Song/Artist on Mas Musica Y Mas Variedad
- 1-800-411-PAIN Song/Artist on Mas Musica Y Mas Variedad -
1-800-411-PAIN No Program Type or Undefined Ex WDBO-FM 1774/1102

99.3 at 2138, ``Lite Rock 99-3``; 2146, I-95 traffic in Brevard County
from The Trafic Center:
WLRQ-FM 99.3 COCOA FL ADULT CONTEMPORARY LITE ROCK 99.3 50.0 64.0
28-16-40 80-42-03 137E - 'KBIK' Artist/Song - Lite Rock 99.3
Artist/Song - Lite Rock 99.3 Soft Rock 1838/1142

104.5 at 2148, ad covering Dade, Broward and Palm Beach; area code 772
= The Treasure Coast:
WFLM 104.5 PALM BEACH SHORES FL URBAN AC 104.5 THE FLAME 50.0 50.0
113.0 113.0 26-45-43 80-04-41 6306 THE FLAME 1995/1239

105.9 at 2153, 1059SunnyFM.com, Florida adstring:
WOCL 105.9 DELAND FL CLASSIC HITS 105.9 SUNNY FM 96.0 484.0 28-55-10
81-19-08 79DF Title & Artist Sunny 105.9 Rock 1751/1088

92.9 at 2200, ID as WMFQ, Ocala Q92.9:
WMFQ 92.9 OCALA FL HOT AC 92 Q 92.9 FM TODAY'S BEST MUSIC 50.0 145.0
29-04-45 82-05-31 74EA Q92.9 - OCALA'S NUMBER 1 HIT MUSIC STATION All
The Hits 92 - The #1 Hit Music Station 352-732-0079 Top 40 1673/1039

93.5 at 2200, multi-station ID, only one copied is WMIA-FM which is on
93.9 and no apparent relation to the 93.5s unusual situation, 3
transmitters on same frequency: ``Club 93,5 on Revolution Radio`` YL
DJ with rock. Also 2214 adstring, Maycash22.com?, Big Lou Insurance,
800-444-9336 which I find is HQ in Fort Walton Beach; 2218
``Revolution 9-3-5``, rock. Probably WBGF but could be WZFL:
WBGF 93.5 BELLE GLADE FL DANCE REVOLUTION 93.5 24.0 103.0 26-39-56
80-38-38 57ED WBGF REVOLUTION 935 - MIAMI'S HOME OF DANCE REVOLUTION
935 - MIAMI'S HOME OF DANCE Top 40 //WZFL 93.5 1950/1212
W228BY relays:WZFL 93.5 93.5 MIAMI FL DANCE REVOLUTION 93.5 0.25 kW
vert only 25-46-20 80-11-20
WZFL 93.5 ISLAMORADA FL DANCE REVOLUTION 93.5 50.0 118.0 24-57-34
80-34-30 9739 WZFL Miami Revolution on 93.5 Revolution 93.5 Miami's
Home of Dance Top 40 //WBGF 93.5 2080/1292

[WMIA listing which I heard mentioned on 93.5:]
WMIA-FM 93.9 MIAMI BEACH FL ADULT CONTEMPORARY 93.9 MIA 90'S TO NOW
98.0 307.0 25-58-02 80-12-34 1528 93.9 MIA 939 MIA Variety from the
80s, 90s and Today! Adult Hits

94.1 at 2201 rap; 2204 Orlando traffic on I-4, leading to a
translator; but see 94.1 WLLD below:
W231CT relays:WFLF-540 94.1 ORLANDO FL NEWS/TALK NEWSRADIO WFLA 0.25
0.0 28-41-22 81-20-56 ---- 93.1 WFLA Newsradio WFLA Orlando Talk
1774/1102

95.3 at 2205, rock CCI to OKC KOKC translator which really gets out
from a hightower; in FL, lots of xltrs but only rock non xltrs are:
WXCV 95.3 HOMOSASSA SPRINGS FL ADULT CONTEMPORARY CITRUS 95 6.0
100.0 28-50-03 82-39-34 1660/1032 and:
WOLZ 95.3 FORT MYERS FL CLASSIC HITS 95.3 THE BEACH 79.0 145.0
26-30-18 81-51-08 1AD7 953 OLZ - 1866/1160

97.3 at 2208, talk show phone 877-381-3811, CCI from rock. Phone leads
to Mark Levin; can`t find an affiliate list on his site, but this FL
station runs him at 6-9 pm: however, KCLI Cordell OK is also talk, no
sked found.
WSKY-FM 97.3 MICANOPY FL NEWS/TALK THE SKY 97.3 FM NEWS TALK 50.0
150.0 29-32-09 82-19-18 854C [Program Name] on 97.3 The Sky News Talk
97.3 The Sky News 1642/1020

90.7 at 2213, talk show about black women. Surely:
WMFE-FM 90.7 ORLANDO FL NEWS/TALK WMFE 90.7 FM 100.0 223.0 28-36-08
81-05-37 74DE FLORIDA'S NPR NEWS STATION 90.7 News News ---
Conventional propagation is lowest frequencies open first but does not
work that way from FL to me -- I keep checking the few `open` non-comm
frequencies here, like 88.1, 89.5, 89.9, 90.7, 91.3 and have plenty
logs highband before this finally shows up. 1774/1102

94.1 at 2222, Tampa traffic on Wild 94-1:
WLLD 94.1 LAKELAND FL RHYTHMIC CHR WILD 94.1 100.0 455.0 27-40-23
82-06-35 72D5 WiLD 94.1 the Bay's Party Station Title & Artist on WILD
94.1 Top 40
Lakeland is between Tampa and Orlando; note 94.1 above with Orlando
traffic, a local translator there or would WLLD also deal with
Orlando? 1759/1093

94.9 at 2224, Disney World ad, Publix in Atlanta, Williams Family
Reunion ad; but Atlanta is way out of the PTA; I can`t get a HQ for
Williams Family on FB. Which?
WWRM 94.9 TAMPA FL ADULT HITS MAGIC 94.9 97.3 470.0 27-49-10
82-15-39 A986 Title & Artist MAGIC 94.9 WWRM-FM Adult Hits PI Code as
of 6/3/22 (shown on both RDSSpy and SDR Console) 1725/1072
or possibly:
WUBL 94.9 ATLANTA GA COUNTRY 94.9 THE BULL 99.0 298.0 33-48-27
84-20-27 199D The Bull - Atlanta' s New Country Leader The Bull -
Atlanta' s New Country Leader Country 1261/784

MUF seems falling and I need some R&R while catching BBC TV news, so
suspend until 2324 when I find Mexico City is incoming, q.v. (Glenn
Hauser, Enid OK, WOR)

** U S A. A much more intense Es FM DX opening over eastern America,
in progress when I tune in May 31 at 1521 UT until 1625. Mostly Ohio
stations, some New York, Ontario and a French Canadian probably also
Ontario rather than far Québec. Compiling and researching details for
full report may take a day or two (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, WOR)

** U S A. 13500, May 31 at 0602, finally copy definite Morse code ID
thrice amid CODAR: WRPW865 - note that the first four letters are the
same as for the 4-MHz one tracked in Feb to the MS/AL/FL Gulf coast.
And again at 0622 in its icosaminute cycle. Total CODAR audibility
range approx. 13445/13570. So exact center would be 13507.5.

For more info I first try www.radioreference.com but goes nowhere
beyond Sonoma Country on that call. On to FCC ULS which gets it; from
propagation clues I figured it would be on California coast.

https://wireless2.fcc.gov/UlsApp/UlsSearch/results.jsp

Call Sign/Lease ID Name FRN Radio Service Status
Expiration Date
WRPW865 University of California, Davis 0014551568 RS Active
03/28/2032

https://wireless2.fcc.gov/UlsApp/UlsSearch/license.jsp?licKey=4575093

Dates
Grant 03/28/2022 Expiration 03/28/2032 Effective 03/28/2022

Next, via
https://cordc.ucsd.edu/projects/hfrnet/

Licensee Geography: map shows six pins on the coast from just north of
the Golden Gate to just north of Fort Ross. The six locations, only
two of which are in Sonoma County, but callsign applies to all of
them:

Call Sign WRPW865 Radio Service RS - Land Mobile
Radiolocation
6 Total Locations

Location Transmitter Address /Area of Operation Latitude,
Longitude Status
1 - Fixed 2099 Westshore Rd.
Bodega Bay, CA SONOMA County 38-19-02.3 N, 123-04-20.9 W P
2 - Fixed Gerstle Point Rd
Jenner, CA SONOMA County 38-34-01.8 N, 123-19-53.6 W P
3 - Fixed Point Reyes Beach South Rd
Inverness, CA MARIN County 38-02-49.3 N, 122-59-20.0 W P
4 - Fixed 2025 Shoreline Highway
Muir Beach, CA MARIN County 37-52-21.0 N, 122-35-51.4 W P
5 - Fixed 948 Fort Barry
Sausalito, CA MARIN County 37-48-55.8 N, 122-31-47.3 W P
6 - Fixed 1 Drake Beach Rd
Inverness, CA MARIN County 38-01-40.8 N, 122-57-40.3 W P

Control Points
2099 Westshore Rd., SONOMA, Bodega Bay, CA
P: (707)875-1906

Licensee
University of California, Davis
PO Box 247
2099 Westshore Rd.
Bodega Bay, CA 94923
ATTN Deirdre Shideler

Eligibility
90.103a1 - The HF radar systems are operated by scientists
specializing in radiowave oceanography at Bodega Marine Laboratory
with Federal funding from NOAA IOOS made available to the Central &
Northern California Observing System.

Now we get to the four-letter handles they are known by but not on the
air:

Point Reyes, CA (PREY)
Station ID: PREY
Affiliation: BML
Coords: 38.0472, -122.9891
N 38 2.8290, W 122 59.3480

Ctr Freq: 13.412 MHz
Time: 2023-05-31 18:15:56 UTC
Age: 0:9 (HH:MM)
Format: ruv
Station Diagnostics

Point Reyes, CA (PREY)
Network: BML
Latitude: 38.0472
Longitude: -122.9891
Center Frequency: 13.412 MHz
Tx Forward Power: 35.00 W
Tx Reflected Power: 7.00 W
Receiver Temp: 29°C
AWG 3-Module Temp: 37°C
Page Generated: Wed, 31 May 2023 18:31:47 GMT

Arrival Time: Wed, 31 May 2023 18:15:55 GMT
Pattern Type: Idealized
Most Recent File: RDL_i_BML_PREY_2023_05_31_1600.ruv
File Format: ruv
Age: 02:31 (H:MM)

Arrival Time: Wed, 31 May 2023 18:15:56 GMT
Pattern Type: Measured
Most Recent File: RDL_m_BML_PREY_2023_05_31_1600.ruv
File Format: ruv
Age: 02:31 (H:MM)

Radial Coverage for Most Recent File [maps]
Another one with closer center frequency I`m getting:

Gerstle Cove, Salt Point State Park, CA (GCVE)
Station ID: GCVE
Affiliation: BML
Coords: 38.5672, -123.3315
N 38 34.0310, W 123 19.8930

Ctr Freq: 13.533 MHz
Time: 2023-05-31 18:15:54 UTC
Age: 0:9 (HH:MM)
Format: ruv
Station Diagnostics

The question is, whether at any given time are we hearing only one of
the six, and how to tell which; or are more, or all of them running at
same time in some kind of coördination? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** VANUATU. 7260, May 31 at 0624 no signal from RV, normally on here
until 0759 switch to 3945 and harmonix. Now not on those or 5040. Ron
Howard first noted absence on May 30, heard May 29 (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

This report dispatched at 0026 UT June 1

 

Glenn Hauser logs+ May 29-30, 2023  View Printable Version 
Tuesday, May 30 2023

Hauser
** CANADA. 15034, May 29 at 1816, Trenton Military with ``no report
received`` of aviation weather from Trenton! itself, Ottawa, Toronto,
Bagotville; and for good measure tells us all that again. But then
does have terminal forecasts for the same.

1820 ID, with ``time: 14-20, zulu``!!! but which is really EDT. At
least they are not 4 or 64 minutes slow as was the case for a year or
more. Then back to NRRs for the next set of failures: Calgary, Cold
Lake, Winnipeg, Edmonton.

Tnx Richard Langley who first reported their latest time confusion:
``A fairly good signal on 15034 kHz USB today (26 May) down here in
The Keys at about 21:30 UTC. As usual, many "no report received" for
both Canadian and overseas sites for current weather. But there were
complete forecasts given for several sites. Announced time, supposedly
in UTC (Zulu), would actually have been correct for EDT; i.e., 17:30
Zulu was announced at 17:30 EDT. -- Richard Langley``

I certainly hope Canadian Forces achieve a bit more accuracy in
matters of life & death (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CHINA. 13920, May 30 at 1515, carrier with flutter, presumably CNR1
jammer against SOH, supposedly in a break 15-22, but nothing now on
14920 or 15920 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 11670, May 30 at 0629, RHC English, S9/+10 with some squeal,
wrong frequency and only one still on. Maybe so often it will become
``right``? Lacking any A23 schedule of what RHC intends to do;
something`s always wrong (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** GERMANY. 15220, May 30 at 0628 music, about the SSOB, but off at
0630. It`s AWR French via Nauen at 0600-0630 for WAf; for NAf to
resume at 07-08 in Arabic, 0830-09 in TAH which means
``Tachelhit/Sous: Morocco, southern (4m), Algeria [shi]`` (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** GUAM. Ben Dawson, WA, of Hatfield-Dawson reports May 30 about KSDA:
``Glenn, I am told that there was some damage to two of the AWR
curtains, but they anticipate having them repaired and back in service
this week. And the related 630 medium wave KICH (at the same site,
using one of my temporary antenna kluges) is on the air with no
problems except when they are working on the adjacent curtain as the
temporary antenna uses one of the curtain towers for support. ben``
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. 910 kHz, further checking for new format of KVIS, Miamuh
as in previous report: UT Tue May 30 I spend more than an hour of
continuous listening and hear no announcements whatsoever -- no DJ, no
ads, no slogans, not even legal IDs circa two hourtops. First on the
NRD 545 with Wellbook antenna E/W. Details:

0047 classic rock, S0/S1; 0049 pause and another tune. I don`t
recognize most of them but I would say this is AOR, i.e. playing track
after track with several seconds` pause between them. Almost all
instrumental. The ~1 Hz groundwave SAH is still there, increases at
0056 as one or both sigs fade up a bit. Music past 0101, no ID! 0103
SAH gets heavier such that the fading noise itself is increased QRM to
the modulation. 0106 YL vocal. 0112 SAH noise peaks, segué, now
S1.5/S2. 0120 f/out too weak even for ECSS to lock on; 0123 f/in,
still tunes, 0126. Approx. LSS at KVIS is 0130 UT now at Monatswechsel
between 0115 May and 0145 June. Sig now ranges S1.5/2 again.

Then I switch to caradio in garage with ND antenna in case it`s any
better. Skywave from Iowa etc. now in tophalf of band. WSUI, onetime
WORLD OF RADIO affiliate, might make it on 910. At 0149 some Irish?
music peaks, maybe not KVIS, then back to a vocal ballad. 0154 song
with lyrix mainly ``Give It Up, Africa`` - not sure of last word. More
segués, no ID past 0201 when local noise level obscures whatever as
some neighbor turned something on. The nearest streetlight emits an RF
noise burst as it switches on automatically, but it`s only brief and
should have been earlier. Enough! (Glenn Hauser, Enid, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. EDITORIAL: Lawmakers listened to constituents, voted to
override OETA veto --- Enid News & Eagle Editorial Board May 29,
2023

Oklahoma State Capitol (OSC)
A native Redbud tree in bloom for spring is shown on the state Capitol
grounds in Oklahoma City. The Associated Press

https://www.enidnews.com/opinion/editorial-lawmakers-listened-to-constituents-voted-to-override-oeta-veto/article_6d4b86bc-fbd2-11ed-8d0c-f77bd06b3149.html

It was a wild end to the regular legislative session with Oklahoma
lawmakers overriding 13 of Gov. Kevin Stitt’s vetoes, including one
dealing with OETA — the state’s public television station.

It wasn’t entirely unexpected by the governor’s office to have most of
these vetoes overridden — he had vetoed several bills as leverage for
his public education and tax credit plan — which he got.

However, the most significant disappointment to him might be the
overwhelming override of his veto against OETA. The governor had
vetoed a typical funding authorization bill, and later said he
believes OETA is indoctrinating children to the LGBTQ and transgender
lifestyle.

“Some of the stuff that they’re showing, it just overly sexualizes our
kids,” Stitt said in April. “There’s parents defending child
transition on PBS that’s being played.”

Thankfully, most constituents in Oklahoma and lawmakers saw through
this ridiculous ideological and hyperbolic accusation.

OETA is one of the nation’s most watched public broadcasting stations,
and despite Stitt’s concerns about some programs that support LGBTQ,
most parents realize there is more good informational and educational
programming on the station than what Stitt is concerned about.

Public television still has an important role in Oklahoma. While
several states are cutting or eliminating funds to public television,
OETA remains extremely popular among Oklahomans, and it serves all 77
counties.

We’re thankful lawmakers listened to their constituents and voted to
override the governor’s veto on funding OETA. Support local
journalism. (via gh, WOR)

** TURKEY. 11785.009, May 30 at 2244, VOT English to us is not off the
air today, not checked earlier as I was occupied with FMDX; Turkish
song at S9+50 into UTwente. 2246 `Always by your side` promo (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2192 monitoring: ``Dear Glenn: Confirming
World of Radio #2192, update May 30, 2023, WRMI: 9395, slight TV QRN
heard, 0030, 0044, 0058 (45433), 0059, May 30 UTC 2023 [Tue] (Lemke,
Richard -AB)``

Confirmed UT Tuesday May 30 on WRMI 9395, S9+10/20 into Missouri SDR.
Extra! See WBCQ 5130 report. Next:
2330 UT Tuesday WRMI 9395 to NNW
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0030 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S

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** U S A. 5130 -22 Hz = 5129.978, UT Tue May 30 at 0235, S9+5/15 into
NH SDR, I tune in WBCQ R. Angela; on the sked every week in May this
hour is `Marion`s Attic`, but it`s `Greek Music Refuge` instead, nice
mx with occasional words from Zach, closing at 0259 by UB not giving
the title. And 0300 `FTIOM`, an hour when there is a fifth Monday at
the curator`s choice. I check my calendar again: yes, this is Monday,
not Friday. Furthermore, a surprise replay of WOR 2192 at 0400 UT
Tuesday, perhaps makeup for incomplete airing on UT Saturday. HArdly:
already off at 0422 check: probably chopped circa 0412, the usual
finish on Monday nights. Must have been a playback of the UT Saturday
program file, which had problems originally. Seems WBCQ is unable to
adapt to short-term variations. Anyway, check
http://wbcq.com/radio-angela-schedule-may-2023.pdf
for what`s planned for the rest of May --- and that`s it! Just in from
Bill is some very sad news:

``Press Release: Radio Angela To Cease Broadcasts May 31

WBCQ's Radio Angela, which began broadcasting a little over a year
ago, was a bold experiment in quality programming. It carried world
music (including the last Greek music on shortwave after Greece itself
stopped broadcasting on the sw bands), great literature read aloud,
new music releases by independent artists, some of the best vintage
music on any radio band, science and comedy. It avoided the political
and religious programming about which so many shortwave listeners love
to complain but which are also the bread and butter that keep most
private shortwave stations alive. The production standards were
frequently nearly public radio quality even when not sourced from
public radio. We also brought several new voices from around the world
onto the shortwave bands who had never been there before.

It was known from day one that its long term success would depend upon
attracting an adequate amount of both listener contributions and
program buyers outside of regular core hours.

Critically and artistically, Radio Angela was a great success, and
many thanks to all who gave us public and/or private support of any
kind. Financially, however, this has not proven to be viable. The
airtime buyers didn't come, and neither did enough donors.
Consequently, Radio Angela's last transmission as Radio Angela will be
May 31 (June 1 0200-0412 UTC).

Some individual programs are likely to continue in some form on the
WBCQ grid; my own individual flagship programs (From the Isle of Music
and Uncle Bill's Melting Pot) will be going on hiatus for a least a
month, possibly longer, on both 5130 and 7490, and my other shows will
be discontinued altogether. This is a purely financial matter, and if
we could find a nice wealthy philanthropist who loves shortwave,
perhaps this wouldn't need to happen.

This is hardly the first quality venture on radio or tv to end this
way - Radio Angela had more weekly broadcasts than the original Outer
Limits television series to name but one example, and the roads of
radio generally are littered with the corpses of worthy broadcasting
concepts and stillborn projects. My thanks to Angela and Allan Weiner
for going out on a limb and backing the project, to all the content
providers for their hard work and excellence, to the technical staff,
some of whom are no longer with us, and to those of you who cared that
we were on the air.

Those who lament the religious and political programming that keep
private shortwave stations alive are welcome to consider us a case
study in what is likely to happen without those dollars. I obviously
lack the right answer, but I have learned a great deal about the right
questions. 73,

William "Bill" Tilford, Owner/Producer
Tilford Productions, LLC
809 S. 20th ST
Lafayette, IN 47905-1551
email: bill@tilfordproductions.com
phone: 773.267.6548
website: www.tilfordproductions.com``

How unfortunate. Of course that means no more WOR on 5130 at 0400 UT
Saturdays. Maybe some other convenient time can be found on that
frequency? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. `The Takeaway`, May 30 at 1806-19 UT via KOSU 91.7 and
various times on many other public radio stations: Melissa
Harris-Perry with restrospectives celebrating program and personal
accomplishments as canceled show is in its final week. I gather i.a.
she has been an LGBTQ+ activist. Finale should be Friday June 2 (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. My first big sporadic-E FM DX opening of the year, May 30
from 2115 UT until I suspend at 2225 with some fadedowns after a lot
of Florida stations logged up to 105.9, many of them heard before.
DXMAP had showed 107 MHz MUF spike between here and FL to get me
going. And at 2230 it shows quite a nexus over Mississippi. Will take
a while to compile details, for my next report (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 13550, May 30 at 0319-0323 and 0337-0344, amid CODAR
swirshes into Missouri SDR, NO Morse code IDs to be heard, contrary to
my expectation that they would fire every 20 minutes. At 0322 however
a quick data? burst which may have been an ID in some other form. At
0342 one long tone. Nothing after 0400, when CODAR itself has almost
faded out. Guess will require attentive monitoring over a whole hour,
or more.

13500, May 30 at 1518 I`m parked here closer to the center peak of
CODAR, 13445-13550 with 2X/sec pulses, only S6; and an ID does fire at
1522, thrice but again I can`t copy it beyond WR---- something. All
set for next one at 1542: no show. After that no CODAR anyway. Need to
get it recorded sometime (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report despatched at 2252 UT May 30

 

Glenn Hauser logs May 28-29, 2023  View Printable Version 
Tuesday, May 30 2023

Hauser
** CHINA. 9900.000, May 29 at 2313, UTwente gets a noisy open carrier
at S9, frequency precise, suspect Cairo, Portuguese service sked till
2330. But at 2316 a trace of talk emerges, in Chinese! So CNR1 jammer
vs RTI also sked at 22-24. And this goes off at 2400* sharp (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CHINA. 15920, May 28 at 2210, CNR1 jammer at S0/S3 slightly
stronger than another one on 14920 among few sigs circum19mb. Both in
Aoki as jammed Sound of Hope frequencies (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** FRANCE. 13840v, May 29 at 0543, talk in French mentioning Osaka;
trying to measure, I can hear it varying slightly in real time, at one
point on 13840.109. Typical behaviour of defective Issoudun
transmitter, and confirmed as such with NHK relay in French at
0530-0550 only (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** GUAM. 15440, UT Sunday May 28 at 2207, AWR Wavescan with Ray about
Maldives, at S3/S5 one of better among few sigs on band. About same as
15770 WRMI, better than 15720 RNZP. This is KSDA as scheduled in
English on Sundays. Jose Jacob had not checked this daypart for which
frequencies might have survived Mawar. Earlier it had been reported
off; DX/SWL/MEDIA PROGRAMS amended as has the latest edition of Jose`s
KSDA Mawar monitoring (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS. Post-Mawar info from Ben Dawson, WA, May
29:
``Glenn, It is reliably reported that one of the Tinian antennas
suffered a few broken reflector wires but that there are no other
reported issues. There are still antennas at Tinian that have to be
completely rebuilt as a result of typhoon Yutu in 2018. Saipan's have
all been restored. bfd`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA [and non]. 910 kHz, May 29 at 1910 UT, JBA signal into
only one of my rx and ant on daytime groundwave, no doubt KVIS,
Miamuh. I`m checking out for this on the IRCA iog: ``KVIS-910 Format?
May 27 #34276 Saw a report today that says KVIX is now C&W
from GOS/REL… anyone on the list able to confirm or deny it? Website
still has the “King’s Vision” logo but the steam doesn’t work.
73 Wayne Heinen N0POH, Editor, NRC AM Radio Log, Aurora, CO``

For the next dekaminute until 1920, I only hear music with segués -
maybe classic rock, but with praisy tinge? Not sure, all instrumental.
Anyway, unseems C&W. Also a SAH of almost 1 Hz or 56/minute. Other
station likely KATH[olic, EWTN], Frisco in north TX, U4 1000/500,
rather than KINA, Salina KS, U4 500/29 with Fox Sports Radio.
MWOffsets has only a KVIS reading as of 2018-01-23 of plus .0009 kHz,
i.e. almost 1 Hz high; so the QRMer would be either close on .0000 or
plus .002 kHz. I`ve certainly heard KVIS easily before, but a check
last night did not acquire it vs the QRM. My best chances will be
skywave before SS or after SR which UT in May are: 0115/1115; June,
0145/1100. Distance: 273 km/170 stmi. Direxional pattern for KVIS U3
1000/1000, i.e. same day and night is ENE/WSW so we are close to the
major lobe 68/248 degrees per FCC, but it`s tight so edging toward a
null:
https://radio-locator.com/cgi-bin/pat?call=KVIS&service=AM
hope to have some results shortly, in time for next report (Glenn
Hauser, Enid, WOR)

** TURKEY. 11785.009, May 29 at 2227, VOT not off the air in English,
S9+45/50 into UTwente, with a ``new program``, i.e. ``the conquering
of the city of Constantinople, capital of the Byzantine Empire, by the
troops of the Ottoman Sultan Mehmed the Conqueror on 29 May 1453.
Wikipedia`` but it lasted only one minute until 2228. Later at
2246-2251, `Feeling Supreme/The Healing Spring`` about insulin
resistance. Off the air before 2300 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 13565 CW, May 29 at 0540, K6FRC IDs only over and over JBA,
HIFER beacon at Patterson CA, claiming only 1.8 milliwatts, so any log
of it significant; vs CODAR QRM, see also UNIDENTIFIED (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2192 monitoring: ``From: Richard
Lemke, St. Albert, Alberta, Canada, the desk of Richard’s listening
Post, Radio: JRC NRD-535 HF, Antenna: random long wires in the trees.
Dear Glenn: Confirming World of Radio #2192, Happy Memorial Day,
WRMI:
5850, static, QRN, S7 signal, 0130, 0141, 0152 (45433), (45343), 0159,
May 27 UTC 2023 [Sat]
15770, 2231, 2245, 2254, S5, S6 signal, 2259, May 27 UTC 2023 [Sat]
(Lemke, Richard -AB)``

Also confirmed Sunday May 28 at 2000 on IRRS SW via AM Italia, 1323
kHz, S9+10 into nearby Noale SDR, lite QRM. This week *not* cutting
off last 5 minutes but complete to 2029, immediately followed by
opening of `Counterspin` for a bit before it`s chopped off for ID and
then 2030 `AWR Wavescan #743`

WOR 2192 also confirmed UT Monday May 29 at 0030 on WRMI 7780, S8/9+10
into Louisiana SDR but first 14 seconds blasted away by external noise
burst starting at exactly same time. If only the 0030:00 7780 airings
could start later at 0030:30 like the ones at 2230:30!

Also confirmed UT Monday May 29 at 0300 on WBCQ Area 51, S7/S9 on 6160
-67 Hz = 6159.933 into Maryland SDR, on time since this fortnight, JL
gotta go by 0259.

Next:
0030 UT Tuesday WRMI 9395 to NNW
2330 UT Tuesday WRMI 9395 to NNW
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0030 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S

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(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 7490-, Sunday May 28 at 2200, NO signal direct, not even a
JBA carrier from WBCQ for `UBMP`. Is it even on the air? It is by 2248
when I check via Maryland SDR. Propagation has been pitiful tho SF and
K-index numbers seem moderate, but there have been and shall be
blackouts. Anyway, needs to be on higher band summer daypaths - but
not too high. Even the SuperStition on 9330 is VP altho probably not
aiming thisaway (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 13550, May 29 at 0542, I happen to be here during a
routine bandscan where there is CODAR swirshing at the rate of 2X per
second, when suddenly I hear Morse code --- not pure CW tonality but
diffuse, starts with WR----, so another CODAR ID. Wish I could copy,
but too fast by surprise and only twice?

I suspect same pattern like before as explored in great detail last
February, per: https://www.w4uvh.net/ghlogs_2023_0209_0216.txt
with linx for searching, a full call was traced to the MS/AL/FL Gulf
coast:
``CODAR CW ID copied on 4752+ kHz exactly every icosaminute, twice at
:03, :23, :43 past the hours, WRPW597``

So I`m back on 13550 by 0602, and barely perceive a trace of another
ID burst but uncopiable. No doubt we can eventually get it by
monitoring at :02, :22 and :42 past the hours. It may be audible over
a broader range than 13550 only; CODAR expanse at 0542 was approx.
13435-13565. Another check at 1522, weak CODAR and no ID heard altho
maybe tuned in a few seconds too late. Also a JBA carrier on 13550,
one of countless ChiCom jammer frequencies against Sound of Hope.
Probably there are more CODAR IDs out there on other ranges going
unnoticed (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0021 UT May 30

 

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