domenica 1 settembre 2019

Glenn Hauser logs August 30-31, 2019

** CUBA. 9778-9779, Aug 31 at 0348, CRI Plus English relay on 9790-AM at S9+40/50! Also has FMish spur around this area, and somewhat readable if tuned in FM mode. Much weaker one on hi side around 9801; another blob circa 9668 may have been something else. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 9640.04, Aug 31 at 1345, RHC 9640.0 with hum & crackle, and additional carrier +40 Hz. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 7470, Aug 31 at 0354, Station YHWH presumed is JBA in HNL with Noise Reduxion switched on (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1490, Aug 30 at 2132 UT; Aug 31 at 1835 UT, KMFS Guthrie, Jimmy Swaggart`s sobbery radio station, continues open carrier/dead air, reconfirmed by DF from Guthrie direxion. I wonder if they know, even care about this, back in Bâton Rouge (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. RF 17 DTV, Aug 31 at 2305 UT, K17JN-D Enid, 3ABN satellator, no change, still multiple channels all broken up as it tries to cram entire satellite transponder feed thru broadcast TV transmitter (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 9690, Friday August 30 at 2203, REE Justin Coe playing some Joan Baez and talking about her; why? her last concert in July before retiring was in Madrid. Usual VG signal at this hour but affected by local hi line noise level which now is extending up to 12 MHz, altho diminished (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1997 monitoring: confirmed first SWBC, Friday August 30 at 2200, on WRMI 9955, S9-S4 and not upcut unlike the airings at 2100. 

Also confirmed UT Saturday August 31 at 0130 on WRMI 7780, S9+10/20 including high line noise level which built up again quickly after our heavy rainfall temporarily quelled it Friday morning. 

Also confirmed Sat Aug 31 at 1448 the 1430 on Hamburger Lokalradio, 9485-CUSB, not on the UTwente SDR, but barely audible on the OH5AE SDR vs huge splash from 9490 Romania.

Also confirmed Sat Aug 31 at 2100 on WRMI 9955 after IS & ID loop.
That stopped by 2100:00, but WOR JIP a sesquisecond later at 2100:01.5 when I am already at ``--- 1997``, as the first eight words already started playing out several seconds earlier before the unsynchronized transmitter picked up the feed. I wonder if this happpen to other 2100 programs? Next:

0130 UT Sunday    WRMI 5850 to NW
0300vUT Sunday    WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315] ND
1030 UT Sunday    HLR 7265-CUSB Germany to WSW
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:

Earlier WRMI was bracing to close down all transmitters if winds were high enough to cause antenna arcing; this now seems less likely, but Okee might still be on the edge of the projected path of Hurricane Dorian. They hoped to keep the `test` frequency of 5800 on the air without explaining how. 

No further FB notices by end of August, but here is one reply earlier: ``Jorge Garzón Gutiérrez --- ¿Precisan monitorizar la fx de 5800 para comunicar si hay algún fallo o comprobar la calidad? Lo podemos comunicar desde el norte de España. Mucha precaución y coraje!!!``

Also for the record, a phone number change: ``August 29 at 2:51 PM · WRMI Audio by Phone --- The telephone number to hear our live stream on 9955 kHz has recently changed. The new number is +1-641-741-1762. We will try to update on online and on-air announcements as soon as possible`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. (7490), UT Sat Aug 31 from 0000, AAAWWW on WBCQ, this time more talk about radio and tech than politix, so listen some more. At 0023 he says that the Super-Station will be testing ``this`` week on three new frequencies, 12120, 15705 and 17735 at various times, probably staring at 50 kW level, then 100, 150, 200, 250, 500, 600. 

(This corresponds to the latest HFCC registration as 500 kW, Arabic only, 60 degrees only --- so who needs a rotatable antenna? from 0900 on 15705, 1200 on 17735, and 2000-0857 on 12120 --- oblivious of the continuous RTTY on 12120 who won`t be too happy about being blasted by 500 kW of broadcast RF. Per UDXF Logs it`s the US Navy`s ubiquitous NAU in Isabela, Puerto Rico).

So WBCQ must have got the needed documentation on how to tune up on other frequencies than 9330. But are there any ex-Ampegon engineers back at WBCQ by now?

9330, BTW is on the air now and close to 9330.0, but NOT the SS. At 0055 I check all five frequencies despite the HLNL: 9330.0 S9 and almost as good as 7490.1 at S9+10; 6160.1 at S9+10; 5130.37 at S9+20, but 7, 6 and 5 readings include the HLNL. 3264.9 is as always JBA. 

As  usual he gets to E-mail near the end of the hour, says there isn`t much this week; but somehow keeps going way over until 0118, cut to ``He Is Coming Again`` hymn, except on 5 MHz which has changed to unreadable talk something. Here`s John Carver`s version:

``Tonight's show started a few seconds early on 7490. Allan and Angela in the studio this evening. Opening comments about Florida and the hurricane. First phone call at 0012 from Freddie. Superstation is down for now because of antenna work so the 9330 broadcast this evening is from a classic transmitter. It was also announced that the 6160 transmitter had been retubed at a cost of thousands of dollars. Special fall rates for 6160 of thirty-five dollars per hour. Allan said time on the transmitter is open except for AAWWW slot. He also announced that the 6160 transmitter was running compatible side band. 

It was also mentioned that soon there would be open time on 3265 for sale. In response to Freddie he said that the plenum had not been replaced as of yet so 3265 was still running on backup transmitter. Then Allan said to watch his twitter feed next week as testing would resume on the superstation. They would be trying 12120, 15705 and 17735.

Next phone call at 0027 with caller singing the praises of a discontinued Grundig receiver. Angela then had a question about an article she'd read about 5G dumbphones and increased radiation and health risks. Allan went into a long discussion about the different types of radiation, effects of microwaves, amount of radiation from dumbphones from 1G to 5G. Phone call from Ramsey at 0041 continues discussion of harm of RFI, EMI etc. Phone call at 0049 on the other phone while Ramsey was still on the air. Finished the call with Ramsey and then Pirate Joe gave a signal report and then continued the discussion of radiation from devices.

Reading of emails at 0059 and closing prayer at 0109. Program was off the air at 0118 and 7490 went into what was assumed to be Brother Stair. John, Mid-North Indiana`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1090, Aug 31 at 0403 UT, dead air loops E/W, no doubt KAAY Little Rock tho some understation talk is JBA. By 0405 KAAY revives with country hymn (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9369.0-USB, Aug 31 at 1343, 2-way in Spanish INTRUDERS (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0022 UT September 1