sabato 20 luglio 2019

Glenn Hauser logs July 19-20, 2019

** CHINA [non]. 9570, July 20 at 0155, no signal from CRI ALBANIA relay, while 9580 via CUBA is VG with `China Studio` LL filler. Supposed to run 00-04, half & half English & Chinese. Bad propagation from Europe? NO, 9420 GREECE is S9+5, 9495 República via FRANCE is S9+15 over jamming. But 9690 SPAIN is missing too, q.v. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 4765, July 20 at 0152, Radio Progreso is back on after missing at least one month, music at S9+30/40 but undermodulated (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GERMANY. 7495, July 20 at 0141, very poor broadcast, bit of music, then someone banging on a can at the rate of 5X per second. Unusual to hear anything here next to WBCQ which is still on 7490+. HFCC shows IBB Lampertheim, 100 kW, 80 degrees at 0030-0230 alternating semihours in Pst and Prs, which mean Pashto and Dari; so what is it, really? Per EiBi, VOA Ashna Radio, target IRAN! Instead of Afghanistan (Glenn Hauser, OK DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 11940, UT Sat July 20 at 0158, S8 of crackling instead of REE, supposed to be on here Tue-Sat for S America until 0200; likewise 9690 for N America. Maybe they just went off early before I intuned. When they used to sign off at 2300, earworm interval signal would play for several minutes more (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1991 monitoring: confirmed Friday
July 19 at 2200 on WRMI 9955, S6-S9 and not upcut, first SWBC.

Also confirmed UT Saturday July 20 at 0130 on WRMI 7780, S9/+10/20 including storm noise level but mostly readable. Next:

0629vUT Saturday  HLR 6190-CUSB Germany
1000 UT Saturday  Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW [July 20; alt. weeks]
1130 UT Saturday  WRMI 9955
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
0330 UT Monday    WRMI 9955
0930 UT Monday    Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW
1130 UT Monday    Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW [NEW]
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
0100 UT Thursday  WRMI 7780

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[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. 7490.1+v, UT Sat July 20, WBCQ with `Allan Weiner Worldwide` – I catch a few bits later in the hour, as I am really not interested in what the same callers every week have to say. AW says they have had a few computer issues this week; John in Florida`s program [VORW] was messed up but he will not be charged for it. Have staff shortage, need more operators, especially for Superstation, which will not be back on until August. John Carver reports on the whole hour:

``Trying 7490 again this week after noise forced me to 5130 last week. Program started a few seconds early after some fill music. Allan and Angela in the studio. Talk of the heat wave, half naked women, moonbats blaming everyone else for the heatwave. Freddie on the phone at 0007. Talk of heatwave, proper temperature to set air conditioners at and the moon landing. Freddie off the phone at 0024 to be immediately replaced by Dave in Indiana. Continuation of the moon landing talk.

Superstation is down as they're doing some redesign on the antenna and preparing the transmitter for the frequency changes coming. WLC insists on being able to penetrate Arab countries. They are also tweaking the computer control for the transmitter to allow smoother transitions when the antenna is turned or frequency changed. Even though the transmitter itself is water cooled, they've found they have to add a lot more air conditioning in order to cool the transmitter cases. Superstation will be back on the air next month. Was also mention of adding another frequency to the classic WBCQ, 6160. Reading of emails at 0053. Closing prayer at 0059. Program was off the air at 0104. John, Mid-North Indiana``

What I heard was really on the webcast. After Angela`s ending ID about 0105, immediately over to Brother Scare. but checking 7490.1 itself at 0140, it`s still on with music; 0150 now it`s double audio again, mixture of a talk program and a music program. One of them with 0200 ToH canned ID, and switch to Brother Scare, only.

6160, new registered WBCQ frequency with nominal 50 kW at same 245 degree azimuth as all the other ``classix``, not in use yet; to replace 9330 with same old transmitter? Will be cozy with 6165 RHC for ~6 hours a night, often undermodulated, sometimes plenty strong.

5130.4, UT Sat July 20 at 0151, this WBCQ is also still on with some talk; 0200 opening? a program we had never heard of or about, `One Hundred watts and a Wire`, with ad/plugs for Icom ham equipment, and also own website --- no, make it numbers: which has been a podcast for four years, but nothing about it being on WBCQ. ``The intersection of life and amateur radio``; originates in Florissant MO; about heat wave in  Missouri; participating in the 13 Colonies special event recently.

So this and whatever was on 7490 after AWWW should be on the WBCQ program schedule, right? Wrong. Nothing shown on 7490 after 0100 Sat; on 5130, ``Sa 0100 0200 UTC Fr 09:00PM 10:00PM EST [sic] Matt Boland Presents`` instead of 100watts, etc. BTW, `Radio for Peace International` is now listed on 5130, UT Friday at 0200-0300.

3264.9, July 20 at 0204, JBA carrier from this WBCQ; improving? Was never listenable even in winter. The only program on sked for it is AAAWWW, UT Sat 00-01 in the ``trimulcast`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 3215, July 20 at 0205, WWCR-1 gospel huxter with squeal on #1 transmitter as also heard when strong on 15825. Should also appear when on 6115 at 22-01 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VATICAN [non]. 7305, July 20 at 0145, YL ending `Vatican News` in Spanish with contact info, and immediately restarting `Vatican News` in Spanish --- are they axually playing the same program twice in a row to fill the doubled airtime? VG via Grimesland NC relay (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0405 UT July 20