lunedì 22 giugno 2020

Glenn Hauser logs June 21-22, 2020

** ANTARCTICA [non]. 9580, June 21 at 2130, JBA carrier from BBCWS winter solstice special to British Antarctic Survey --- one day late; this via ASCENSION our best chance here yet totally inadequate; no point in even checking the others, 5790 and 7360; nor am I by the computer to tune on remotes, but I know there will be plenty of reports on the WOR iogroup; and I know I can listen to it later online, as Richard Langley informs us:

``The program is now available for streaming from the BBC WS site

What'll you'll notice, apart from the fact that it's in stereo, is there is a slightly different introduction by Cerys Matthews mentioning that unlike in the past when the program was only transmitted on shortwave, this year it is being shared with the BBC's global audience. The program went out twice in regular BBC WS steams and may have been aired in regular BBC WS shortwave transmissions on at least one of these occasions. Also, the "global" version of the program is only 26.5 minutes long so that it could fit in a normal broadcast, starting 2 minutes after the bottom of the hour to make room for the news summary and ending before the promo announcement and ID at the top of the hour. Somehow trimmed here and there? -- Richard Langley`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CHINA. CNR1 jammer survey before 1400* June 22, starting at 1355, so only concerning the fecund 13 MHz area: 13160 S4-S6; 13130 S5-S8; 13020 S3-S6; 12880 S5-S7; 12870 JBA carrier; 12800 S5-S7 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 15730, June 21 at 2239, RHC weekly Sunday Esperanto confirmed here, weak and distorted via Colombia SDR; so announced sked is correct for this one only, not the other two. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 11880, June 22 at 1505, CRI Plus, English relay is S9/+20. bit very undermodulated. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NIGERIA. 7254.940, June 22 at 0555, rather surprised to be hearing ``Hallelujah Chorus`` from Handel`s ``Messiah`` on VON! 0557.6 segué to usual drums and flute IS before Hausa hour. Back on this frequency after three nights on 9689.9v or neither (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 9830, June 21 at 2240, VOT is on and so is NSS RTTY as quickchecked via Colombia SDR (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2039 monitoring: confirmed UT Monday June 22 at 0130 on WRMI 7780, JBA here always weak, vs storm noise; VG at Maine SDR. Also on WRN satellite webcast.

Also confirmed UT Mon June 22 at 0230 on WRMI 7780. VG at UTwente.

Also confirmed UT Mon June 22 from 0301 on Area 51 via WBCQ 5130, VG at a Rochester NY SDR.

Also confirmed UT Mon June 22 at 0339 the 0330 on WRMI 9955, VP direct vs storm noise. Next:

1800vUT Monday    IRRS 7290 Bulgaria to WNW, 594-Italy
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:

Thanks this week for financial support from Ron Howard, Monterey CA, who sent a generous contribution in memory of Brian Alexander, by check in US funds on a US bank to Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702

One may also contribute via PayPal to woradio at PayPal not necessarily in US funds as they will convert. (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. Lacking any FM DX, I at least explore by 10-meter-band beacons where lower MUFs are operative:

28280-CW, June 21 at 1950, dash and DE K5AB EM01 BEACON CENTRAL TEXAS, this one inbooming rather than the usual struggle to hear a few watts or even less. 50 watts is a lot in this context, but sporadic E propagation must also be ideal. WJ5O roster shows:

``28.280 K5AB C GOLDTHWAITE, TEXAS # 50W, GP VERTICAL Power increase 5
May 16``
``K5AB USA flag USA Primary only for: K5AB/B ALAN E BROWN, PO BOX 2, GOLDTHWAITE, TX 76844 USA

Also, there are two CW propagation beacons that are projects of mine. 50.060 MHz and 28.280 MHz are their operating frequencies.  The ten meter beacon has been on-the-air for 25 years. It is a personal accomplishment for me to build/construct something that serves others``

Goldthwaite is between Brownwood and Lampasas on US 84, which earlier traverses my old hometown of Santa Rosa NM. ``Like many other Texas communities, Goldthwaite was named for a railroad official, Joe C. Goldthwaite of the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway, who conducted the auction of town lots.`` -- Wikipedia

Only 553 km = 344 statute miles, city to Enid city.

June 21 around 2000-2030 UT, I`m in the car hunting for sporadic E after DXMAPs showing favorable 88+ MHz MUFs, but zilch, so back to primary listening to two favorite programs on 90.1 KUCO-FM, `Wind & Rhythm` and `Feminine Fusion`

At 2130 time for pro-forma check of BBC Antarctic q.v. special, JBA carrier at best on 9580, so back to 10m dial:

28209-, June 21 at 2128, JBA beacon slightly on minus side. By 2138, fades up a bit on 28208.8, VVV N8PVL/B, alternating slow and fast WPM speeds -- I`ll take the slow! Viz.:

``28.2088 N8PVL I LIVONIA, MICHIGAN # 5W, VERTICAL new 12 Feb 2011``

``N8PVL USA flag USA Primary only for: N8PVL/B Christopher E Francis, Livonia, MI 48154 USA``

Also trace of a beacon on 28271. And:

28290.8, June 21 at 2140, AR AR AR DE K5TLJ/B, Viz.:

``28.2908 K5TLJ C TRUMANN ARKANSAS # 5W, VERTICAL testing 10 Jan 12``
``K5TLJ USA flag USA Terry L Jones, Trumann, AR 72472 USA``
Take a look at all the illustrations and animations on his QRZ page. 666 km = 414 stmi, between Jonesboro and West Memphis (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, WOR)

** U S A. 90.1-WBFM, June 22 before 0500 UT, I am trying to listen to WCPE classical music via KUCO-FM Edmond OK, on one of my household radios with rod antenna, but increasingly overcome by `Music from the Hearts of Space` on KHCC 90.1 Hutchinson KS --- another classical station but unfortunately often a CCI problem here between them. Then at 0500 KHCC is atop announcing ``ending our broadcast day`` along with 89.5 and 90.9 satellite stations, and off! at 0501* leaving KUCO in the clear. Imagine that --- in this day and age a radio station signing off at local midnight when it does not have to. says ``All programming available online 24-hours per day. Our FM transmitters broadcast 5 to midnight`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report despatched at 1736 UT June 22