domenica 30 giugno 2019

Glenn Hauser logs June 28-29-30, 2019

** CUBA. 5990, June 29 at 2316, CRI English relay is S7-S9 but JBM; if // 15120, no signal there. Definitely off is 6000 RHC since this is Saturday, so no leapfrog on 6010 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENIG DIGEST)

** NIGERIA. 11769.901, June 29 at 1734, JBA carrier, presumably Voice of Nigeria, as others have been reporting it on this `new` frequency ``11770`` both morning and evening. Axually 11770 is a very old frequency of theirs which had been disused for many years. The offset is in keeping with all its other frequencies shifted circa 0.1 kHz to the low side. Wolfgang Bueschel measured it June 28 on 11769.903 --- close enough. (I also have another stronger carrier about 11770.9, probably from a local device.) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ROMANIA. 9760, June 29 at 2321, song at S3-S6, presumed RRI; yes, // 11800 & 11900 when a Spanish announcement soon follows. Can`t hear any of that underneath 11700 RHC, so RRI may have wisely vacated that (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 9830, June 29 at 2306, Türkisch musik, as once again the sloppyrators at Emiler have dozed? failing to turn 9830 off before 2300 when Englisch is finisched. A repeat of the German hour always follows on the program feed; I recheck just in time at 2319 to hear a few words of German before it is chopped off the air at 2319:45* (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1988 monitoring: confirmed first NAm SWBC, Friday June 28 at 2200 on WRMI 9955, fair, no upcut but joined at start about 2159:50 after ID which also ran a bit early.

Also confirmed UT Saturday June 29 at 0130 on WRMI 7780, poor-fair.

No reports yet from anyone about HLR 6190 Sat June 29 at 0630v; or 9485 Sat June 29 at 1430. For the latter, no trace of a signal heard by UTwente SDR, just huge splash from 9490 Romania.

Not confirmed Sat June 29 at 2030 on WRMI 15770 --- instead, Wavescan as now shown on skedgrid; so that did not last long, WOR only for the past two weeks. I go on to search the WRMI sked and find more changes:

UT Monday at 0130 now a blank space on 9395; but WOR added on 7780, while remaining on 7780 an hour later at 0230. To be confirmed.

Confirmed Sat June 29 at 2100 on WRMI 9955, again upcut during theme after my first utterance, poor S7-S9 vs summer noise level.

Not confirmed Sat June 29 at 2130 on WBCQ 9330 when an ad-hoc airing
occurred last week while testing; not on the air this early. Next:
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 changed to 7780?
0230 UT Monday    WRMI 7780
0300vUT Monday    WBCQ 5130v Area 51 [and 9330? last 2 weeks special]
0330 UT Monday    WRMI 9955
0930 UT Monday    Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW
1816 UT Monday    IRRS 7290 Romania
0100 UT Tuesday   WRMI 7780
0800 UT Tuesday   Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW [2 editions]
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v [and/or 2130]
0100 UT Thursday  WRMI 7780
0930 UT Friday    Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW

Also check 9330 WBCQ for unscheduled airings during testing phase.

[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:

** U S A. 9330.00, Fri June 28 at 2200, WBCQ-6 after a rockhour, another old `AWWW` playback starts with WTO. Reckeck UT Sat June 29 at 0000 for a new `Allan Weiner Worldwide`, yes, except it`s hosted by TimTron, from his own studio in Skowhegan. 

 Whenever he or Larry Will guests, it`s an entirely different show hardly worthy of the AWWW title. TimTron muses and plays a lot of music, does not take calls, rather like his own show. I think I heard only one belch. His booming voice goes nicely with the booming signal, but never distorted. There does seem to be a background noise vox effect buildup during brief pauses, AVC?

Says it might be his first and last time on the 500 kW. I`ll bet he`d love to hook his ham rig up to the Ampegon antenna. As I understand it, while ham transmitter power is strictly limited, antenna gain is not. I`ve previously heard WA1HLR on 80 meters with a broadcast-strength AM signal and wondered if that was really WBCQ equipment. 

Here is John Carver`s report about that hour:

Tonight's show started on time on 7490 but it's TimTron hosting instead of Allan. Theme song plays at 0002. He marvels at the superstation and says he never ever thought about such a thing. He managed an analogy between the superstation and golf. Said a golfer will study the lay of the land and chose the best club to get the ball to the hole. Sometimes it's a ten kW club and they hope the ball makes it there. With the superstation they're using a 500 kW club and hit more than one hole at the same time.

He says there will be no email this evening as he's afraid that his computer is dying and he's had enough problems with the internet relay there that he's afraid that if he fires up another computer for email it might blow the internet connection. No phone calls as he doesn't want to give out his phone number. Then some music and back to talk. 

Some anti-Trump talk and then waxes philosophic in an attempt to explain how Trump got elected in the first place. He jumps back to the Vietnam war and then jumps back and forth to explain what happened to the people in this country and how they do or don't react to things. Music and back to talk. 

He blames part of the problem on the demise of broadcasting in this country along with the fairness doctrine which allowed such things as the FOX network and Rush Limbaugh. Said that with the dying out of AM and FM stations and the cloning of stations so they all were alike coast to coast we were in big trouble and should the internet go down because of global conflict along with the demise of shortwave broadcasters we'd really be in big trouble and wouldn't have the information to make an informed choice. 

Some more music, talk, music, talk with a closing jab at Trump over immigration policies and then closed with more music. Both the program and 7490 were off at 0100. John, Mid-North Indiana``

I am rechecking 9330 after 0600 June 29 when another `AWWW` playback is running, AW along with Tom Barna in studio. At 0620 AW recommends reading something in RCA Broadcast News, May 1934, available at about what? Maybe early high-power AM broadcasting.

9330.00 is not on by 2100 this Saturday June 29, or 2200? Retune at 2259, now on with open carrier, music and ID loop hitting S9+35-40-45; 2301, 500,000 watts ID and sirens, TimTron opening his new live June 29 show which he says is trimulcasting also on 5130+ (JBA carrier here) and ``propagation test frequency 3265`` (zero here; and 7490 remains off). Until 2323 he`s mostly playing music, then another 500,000 watts ID.

People getting used to such super-entertainment are going to be very disappointed when, July 8, the flat-earth World`s Last Chance ministry takes over 9330 --- we can only hope that a bit of time can be carved out/retained for some of WBCQ`s own programs (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5085, Sat June 29 at 2343, WTWW-2 starts `Theatre Organ in the Ozarx` late again after some hamshow runover, so I switch to stereo webcast which lasts until 2417, never just 30 minutes or 29. This time I hear Bob Heil intro giving his location in the Ozarx as Pleasant Hope --- not Pleasant Hill. I`m surprised no one ever corrected me about that, as I contradicted him more than once pointing out that Pleasant Hill, which is what I thought he was saying, is near Kansas City, beyond the Ozarx. Pleasant Hope really is in the Ozarx a few miles north of Springfield, and ARRL/FCC lookup confirms that is where K9EID is to be found. If I make a mistake I want it corrected sooner or later, even if I have to do it myself (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1210, UT Sat June 29 at 0606 UT, scary theme music recognized of `Beyond Reality Radio`, which means for the sixth night, daytimer WJNL Kingsley MI is again operating; with ~3 Hz SAH from KGYN, which this time even when nulled is too strong to allow much signal from WJNL. Has anyone else logged WJNL cheating by now?? NTMK (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0115 UT June 30