lunedì 24 febbraio 2020

Glenn Hauser logs February 21-22-23, 2020

** ANTARCTICA. LRA-36, 15475.98 via Brasil SDR, Feb 22, continued listening from last report: 1830 mentions a helicopter, and tries to play a song about Antarctica, 1831 succeeds, 1833 trying for a hookup with another Arg base, San Martín, but does not seem to make it; 1836 ID and `Antártida`` song, 1840 ID, mentions ``El día de la Antártida Argentina``, marking continuous presence for 116 years since 1904y. Here`s more about that:

Still going at my next and last check of Brasil SDR at 1920. Dan Robinson said it went off at 1912 UTC, but he must have meant 2012 UT (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 15369.233, Feb 22 at 2253, RHC S9/+10 in distorted Spanish, off-frequency for the eleventh day. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 13740, Feb 23 at 1555, this RHC still on with S9+20 of dea air like it was an hour earlier. Think of how many poor Cubans might have had a hearty breakfast for the wasted electricity expense of just one hour. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 15700, Feb 23 at 1556, China Plus relay is S9+20 but JBM, suptorted: wiggle that patchcord! Just about to end but likely thus the past bihour. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** GERMANY [non]. 15210-15215-15220, Feb 23 at 1620, Radio Öömrang via FRANCE in DRM, first time this year that the Feb 21 original get such a repeat, altho one year they had to reschedule when the first AM one failed. VG with a few dropouts via the KC2QII KiwiSDR, as I still am not motivated to tune any DRM directly myself. Once again a couple of brief bits in English at 1626 & 1628 introducing interviews in Frisian, which I do not understand any better in DRM than in AM. Just caught tail of sign-off also in English until 1659* (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6950-AM, Feb 23 at 0214, JBA music not // 1390 so not fifth harmonic of local KCRC. 0348 still there but at 0412 I do find it // 1390. Maybe this what I was getting at first, with enough AM carrier from the KCRC X 5 local harmonic to make it seem AM: unID 6950-USB 0143-0155:,63445.0.html

However, earlier, Loopy Radio was on 6950.3-AM until 2340*:,63439.0.html But this was later and not noted to be +0.3 kHz (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. As mentioned previously, Kyle Williams, president of Williams Broadcasting, LLC, licensee of 103.1 KOFM, 100.9 K265FL and its AM dog 960 KGWA, was among the speakers at The Entrepreneur 2020, a 2-day series of seminars at NWOSU sponsored in part by the Charles Koch Foundation, Feb 21 at 1930 UT -- previous one ran over and did not start until 1953. It was supposed to be audio/video-linked to three other NWOSU campi but no one showed up there. 

Despite his original billing as head of the radio stations, those are only a minor part, it seems, of his business empire, so we learned absolutely nothing about the local broadcasting scene; rather his life story of trying and failing and then succeeding. 

In the Q&A I wanted to ask him about naming his studio for a funeral home, but figured more important was, ``As a Christian who `loves people`, how can you justify broadcasting a hate-monger like Rush Limbaugh?`` Answer: ``because he loves the lord`` --- there you go! (Glenn Hauser, Enid, WOR)

** TURKEY. 5960, Feb 22 at 2300, VOT timesignal ends one sesquisecond later than WWV as usual; sign-on with totally wrong English schedule as usual, e.g. this transmission at 22-23 on 9830 which is when and where it is in summer A-seasons. Something`s always awkward at Ankara. Already off at 2349 recheck, if it lasted for entire transmission, but no collision this week of German from Turkey vs English from Germany, Mighty Farty KBC at 0000 Feb 23 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 410 kHz, Feb 23 at 0721 UT, ND beacon BA, which is 25 watts from Columbus - Clifford, Indiana. Altho spring storms are not yet a problem on LW/MW, I now have local line noise bothering this band only, difficultizing DX --- hard to hear anything new, as this is not either, altho I still pulled but not relogged CBC Cayman Brac on 415 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 6477.5-CW, Feb 22 at 2358, V marker from KPH, the MRHS legacy station at Point Reyes, California; V/CQ marine markers are so rare these days that any really stand out. Longer message repeating, I suppose with QSX info, not copied; active weekends only (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 13565-CW, Feb 23 at 1452, K6FRC beacon audible again vs CODAR. Daily I check the entire HIFER/ISM band 13550-13570 and this is the only one I ever hear, rarely. What about all the others on this roster, including latest dates reported somewhere, 2020, 2019 or 2018y? In years past I had heard several of those, at least three still on the list, GNK, MTI, SZX. K6FRC shown as 13565.035, 10 wpm (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR) 

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2022 monitoring: Ivo Ivanov, Bulgaria, reports ``Fair signal of World of Radio #2022 on February 22: 1300-1330 on 15770 RMI 100 kW / 044 deg to WeEu English Sat``

Also confirmed UT Sunday Feb 23 at 0432 from WA0RCR, 1860-AM, MO, via K9MQ KiwiSDR in IN/IL, about 5 minutes in, so started circa 0427; lots of LSB ACI, and then on 160m direct I find it full of phone signals, as happens only during a contest; amazing what a difference that make to normal ops. Earlier at 0349, 1860 here was VG S9+20. Next:

2130 UT Sunday    WRMI 7780
0130 UT Monday    WRMI 7780
0230 UT Monday    WRMI 7780 9395
0400vUT Monday    WBCQ 5130v Area 51
0430 UT Monday    WRMI 9955
0900 UT Monday    Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB
0930 UT Monday    Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB [another episode]
1900vUT Monday    IRRS 7290 Romania?
0100 UT Tuesday   WRMI 7780
0900 UT Wednesday Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 7780
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v
0100 UT Thursday  WRMI 7780

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:

As acknowledged at mid-break: Our thanks this week for financial support from Karl Witsman, Danville IL, who sent a contribution via PayPal to woradio at One may also contribute by money order or check in US funds on a US bank to Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 9330, Feb 22 at 2305 NO signal from WBCQ-6: oh2, another breakdown? Not for long; is there at 2350 check, only fair in Brazuguese. Apparently still on a scheduled break at 2200-2300.

9330, Feb 23 at 1919, NO signal from World`s Last Chance, supposed to be on now in Arabic, which ought to be audible tho aimed thataway. Oh3, another breakdown? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5130.0, Feb 23 at 0001 tune-in, WBCQ dead air, shortly ``Loituma Girl`` IS and TimTron opening, S9+10. Meanwhile, other WBCQ on 7490.2v was also S9 of dead air at 0001. Later in evening without measuring, noticed closer to 7490.1v (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 9350, Sat Feb 22 after 2100, WWCR-2 with `Encore` classical music from Radio Tumbril in Scotland. Brice announces that this airing will end after next week, as will the WBCQ at 0100 UT Monday on 7490 --- but it`s moving to WRMI, starting Feb 29 [UT March 1], UT Sunday 0100 on 5850 to the NW, and UT Monday 0300 on 9455 to the NNW. Glad this excellent show will continue on SW! But these WRMI frequencies are not webcast (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5085, UT Sun Feb 23 at 0125, WTWW-2 not checked earlier, but no theatre organ music now; was it earlier or never? Now it`s rock; and at 0211 I notice 5085 is off the air, while $tereo webcast continues. At 0238 DJ recommends SWLs tune to the webcast --- but there are no SWLs at the moment; 0350 check it`s on again with rock DJ requests (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 5050, Feb 23 at 0645, mystery carrier here again, S8-S9 but no modulation audible vs 5040 RHC splash. Another possibility: like the 11850 transmitter, a +10 kHz JBA spur from it; but cannot hear a match at minus 10 on 5030, altho more splash there from 5025. Further, the crummy modulation of 5040 is not like that on 11850 if it were same transmitter (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 13671.7, Feb 23 at 1455, JBA carrier. Does not correlate with 13820 OCB, 13740 or 13700 RHC as spurs, and no siblings found in quick scan. Possibly a local device or birdie but not there at 1920 check (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report despatched at 1956 UT February 23