mercoledì 29 aprile 2020

Glenn Hauser logs April 25, 28-29, 2020

** CUBA. 13502, 13568, 13634; 13766, 13832, 13897 approx., April 28 at 1418, extremely distorted spurblobs out of S9+30 13700-AM of RHC. The inner pair are much stronger than the rest at intervals of about 66 kHz; more readable in AM than FM mode which also bears the earmark F# tone above Cmiddle. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 11980, April 29 at 0020, CRI relay in stilted Spanish, S8/S9+10 which could be mistaken for a fundamental instead of the second harmonic of 5990 which is S9+10/30; also on non-harmonic weaker // 15120. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba. Both fundamentals are Quivicán per Aoki/NDXC but fails to acknowledge the existence of 11980. Nor does Eibi, but ``harm`` 12000 for RHC, and the Vanuatus, nothing else despite what I and others may hear. Aoki does not even include the widely-reported Vanuatu multiples of 3945.

I find it perplexing how some DX sources are so reluctant to publish harmonix and other monitored spurs. Sesquidecades ago I had a column in NASWA FRENDX, `Hunting Harmonics with Hauser`, and got the impression that some `DXperts` were reluctant to admit that they really exist, that I was not imagining them, or suffering from receiver-produced images (which can also happen, but, know how to tell the difference!) (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 6000 & 6145, UT Wed April 29 at 0030, at tune-in the mit-week edition of RHC `DXers Unlimited` is just starting right at the midpoint of its widely variable timing during each English hour --- assuming that started on time, not always the case. First topix are the sporadic-E season about to start (meaning on VHF, it already did, April 13/15, and before that on HF); and sunspot signs of two solar cycles at once --- but reception is so poor on the only two frequencies, due to heavy storms in central and NE Oklahoma, and undermodulated/weak signals, that I give up.

Why, in the noisy, insolated summer, are all RHC English eggs in one 6 MHz basket after 00 UT, plus even lower 5 MHz, not always, after 05 UT? Makes one wonder how well frequency manager Arnie really understand propagation. I would not call him a ``self-styled expert`` as he once honored me. Something`s always wrong at RHC, and this is just another thing, self-defeating its anti-American propaganda --- so, way to go! (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. 1600, April 28 at 1456 UT during talkshow, KUSH Cushing carrier is rapidly rippling, unlike any of its neighbors (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. For Lane Whitesell --- I am not a big opera fan, and rarely listen to an entire opera, unless maybe Mozart or Glass, but I want to thank you for the wonderful music you play afterwards until 5:00 including today April 25! Do keep doing it. Glenn Hauser (a former classical music programmer and announcer, myself) [on KUCO 90.1 contact webform]

Thanks for the comment --- It's nice to be appreciated for what I try to do well in the studio (at KUCO). Thanks! (Lane A. Whitesell, April 26 to gh)

I am referring to vocal/choral music, not necessarily operatic, often keyed to performers` birthdays, to fill out the widely variable space following Met or other Saturday opera broadcasts which generally start at 1700 UT, up to 2200 UT when you may also want to stay tuned for `Footlight Parade` from elsewhere, Broadway to operatic, this time all: the great Russian basso Fyodor Chaliapin. Also webcast via: and here`s Mr Whitesell. who can be blown up to hi-res closeup: His ~2-hour filler does not show as a separate entry on the skedgrid: a station which makes it almost bearable to live in Oklahoma (Glenn Hauser, Enid, WOR)

** PRIDNESTROVYE. 12160, April 28 at 1434, VP talk in unknown language vs lite CODAR. Aoki/NDXC shows TWR-India via MDA/Grigoriopol`/KCH site at 1345-1445 on a complex language schedule per quarter-hour, this one in Hindi on M-F only; off earlier other days. Just so gone by *1500 when WWCR-2 ascend from 7490 to 12160 --- not *1600 as in Aoki, outdated standard timing? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 9830, April 28 at 2234 check, another failed non-broadcast of VOT English to North America (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 17530, April 28 at 1435-1436* open carrier cuts off shortly after tune-in; presumably IBB Grimesland routine transmitter check a few hours before scheduled broadcast on same (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5010, April 28 at 0559, S9+10/20 of open carrier; can`t see how it could be anything but WRMI-10 which nominally closes at 0330 after Argentina relay. So why on now? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 4840, April 28 at 0558, WWCR is S9+40 but dead air except for some hum; by 0604 has resumed with TOMBS, tsk2 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 7505, April 29 at 0149, just at tune-in, WRNO drops off the air, and still off by 0156 tune-out. No great loss (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

this report dispatched at 0333 UT April 29