lunedì 23 marzo 2020

Glenn Hauser logs March 22-23, 2020

GLENN HAUSER LOGS WEEKLY ROUNDUPS into one alfabetical file, posted early UT Thursdays; but I do not intend to issue weekly notifications:

** CUBA. 13700 & 13780, March 23 at 1411, both RHC are OFF, so consequently, NO spurs or leapfrogs on this band! Still on are 15230 and extremely distorted 15140, and China relay on 15700 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA [and non?]. Level 3 tropo blob over SW OK, and level 1 edge over OKC as far as Enid, leads to BAD TVDX signals on RF 20, 28, 31 and 35, March 23 circa 1500 UT (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TAIWAN [non]. 5800 // 7780 // 9395 // 5010, UT Mon March 23 at 0200, Radio Taiwan Internacional via WRMI, opening Spanish program dated Monday March 16, with `Galería Cultural`. 5800 quickly cut off the air but the others continue. RTI tests were supposed to be last week only, so I suspect the automation has not been reprogrammed to resume `normal` programming. What`s next? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2026 monitoring: NOT confirmed Sunday March 22 at 2130 on WRMI 7780, which has been reliable for many months; instead, rock music, good signal at Rockport ME KiwiSDR; checking WRMI skedgrid, it now shows yet another time for VORW Sundays at 21-22.

However it also shows resumed an old Saturday-morning time for us, 1130 on 9955; to be confirmed, not by me, zzz. But it still also shows Wed 2100 on 7780, despite having been replaced March 11 by TIAMS; not certain what happened March 18.

Three WOR times continue to show on the System D schedule between 21 and 22 UT but believed imaginary, on *no* frequencies. To be certain, check all possible WRMI frequencies, Tue 2130, Wed & Thu 2100.

Still confirmed UT Monday March 23 at 0130 on WRMI 7780, and 30 seconds later after double-IDs, on 9395. But that`s not all! Also on 5800, which I was checking expecting something else. It`s synchronized with 9395 delay, not 7780. 5800 is good as usual but with squeal.

Also confirmed UT Mon Mar 23 at 0230 on WRMI 7780, F-G via UTwente.

Also confirmed UT Mon Mar 23 from 0302 on Area 51 webcast, and also WBCQ 5130 heard via Alex VA SDR, back on air after absent last night.

Also confirmed UT Mon Mar 23 at 0345 the 0330 on WRMI 9955, fair S9 here.

While it`s nice for everyone to have several chances of hearing WOR half-hours on Sunday evenings, I do wish some of these could be on Saturdays; when airtime is apparently consumed by higher-priority programming. Next:

1900vUT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania? to WNW
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 7490v, UT Mon March 23 at 0052, guess what, classical music still on WBCQ, altho March 16 was supposed to be the final airing of `Encore`; quick check so unknown if new show or replay of old show. Ooh, missed checking 0200 on WRMI 9455 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1654 UT March 23