martedì 30 giugno 2020

Glenn Hauser logs June 29, 2020

** CHINA. CNR1 jammer survey, June 29, I am checking unusually before 1300; at 1258, 13070, 12870 in Chinese; 1259, 12800 JBA carrier; 13550 with 5+1 timesignal to 1300*.

1302, 15130, which is vs VOA Mandarin via Philippines this hour only.

At 1354, 12870; 12190 vs CODAR; 11120, 10920, 10820 JBA; at 1358, 14400 JBA carrier; 1359, 9230 & 9215 music (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NIGERIA. 7255- & 9690-, June 29 at 0614 check, VON AWOL from both. Must be disheartening for the program producers back in Abuja or Lagos; or do they even know or care about the weakest link, ultimate SW situation? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. 94.3, June 29 at 1650 and still at 1815 UT, KLGB-LP Enid in dead air, unusual. This would have been helpful if there were any DX on 94.1 or 94.5. Most of the time it`s just playing gospel rock, not even predicating. It started out from a local church and one can still see it on N Van Buren, but unseems anything else is going on in that building. LP tower also hosts 99.9 LPFM. Website provided by radio-locator is blocked by Firefox as security risk. Says ownership is now Covenant Life Ministries; searching for that leads to a different address in Enid. I think the station is just plugged into some satellite feed, except when it fail (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U K [non]. Re my 9410 BBC via SAO TOME log, ``Followed at 0606 by one of their COVID-19 programmmes, but ID as BBC OS. What means that? ``OS Conversation```` --- Richard Langley replies:

"Outside Source": (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 28298-CW, June 29 at 0118, beacon in slow CW, including
K5TLL/B, EM51gg, good between fades. WJ5O roster shows:

``28.298 K5TLL C HATTIESBURG, MISSISSIPPI # 25W, VERTICAL New Freq 14 Dec 08``

No FM DX now, but from opposite direxion, Es MUF also provides WWV on 25000 at 0124 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 28224.5, June 29 at 1402, at least enough sporadic E MUF to re-audiblize beacon K5GJR/B plus uncopied grid square. It is:
``K5GJR USA flag USA Randy L Bates, Corpus Christi, TX 78415 USA``

28209+, June 29 at 1407, VVV VVV VVV DE K7EMX/B
``28.2093 K7EMX C KEARNS, UTAH # 3W,VERTICAL New 5 August 2016``

Kearns is a SW suburb of SLC. He has the largest page I`ve ever run across: huge supply of stills and videos, many political and/or funny: Several mentions of his 6m beacon but unfound anything about 10m  (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2040 monitoring: I was not aware of it at the time, but ``From, the desk of Richard’s listening Post,    Richard Lemke, City: St. Albert, Province: Alberta, Country: Canada Radio: JRC NRD-535 HF, Antenna: random long wires in the trees

Dear Glenn: heard World of Radio rescheduled now on 7730 kHz at 0030 June 29 UT (I don’t know if this was the first time heard or longer period this frequency I gave [up?] on monitoring),

USA, WRMI, 7730 kHz, 0030-0059 UTC, heard World of Radio #2040, 0031, 0044 signal S 7 (453), June 29 UTC (Lemke, Richard -AB)  Good Listening, June 29, 2020``

Yes, I see it now in the System D schedule for UT Mondays, without notice a significant change since last checked. (BTW it still shows imaginary WORings at 1030 on 5950, several times 21-22 on System D without freqencies, Wed 21 on 7780, Sat 1130 on 9955.)

I reconfirm: UT Mon June 29 at 0130 on WRMI 7780, JBA weak vs high storm noise level, but at 0143 good via UTwente, VG via Maine SDR; and also on WRN webcast.

Also confirmed UT Mon June 29 at 0230 on WRMI 7780, again JBA vs HSNL, but 0240 VG at Maine.

Also confirmed UT Mon June 29 from 0303 on Area 51 via WBCQ 5130, good at Rochester NY SDR; ``The Show Is Over`` intoned JL until 0301, then a couple minutes of A51 wildness, before WBCQ ID and WOR start.

5130 direct is useless; Blitzortung map shows lots of storms
including: SW NE to S MB; E AR; MN/WI; SC; VT/NH.

Also confirmed UT Monday June 29 at 0330 on WRMI 9955, good at TWR Bonaire KiwiSDR.

Also confirmed Monday June 29 from 1800:37 on IRRS 7290 Bulgaria as monitored via UTwente SDR; tuned in at 1757 to open carrier vs RTTY wobble on 7291, evitable on LSB, and inevitable splash from 7280 Vietnam, 7300 Iran; a few seconds before 1759 cut on modulation which I immediately recognize as within a `Wavescan` as Ray starts talking about Gough Island. IRRS also stix fragments of WOR on air as filler unpredictably. That`s chopped off a few sex before 1800 for IRRS sign-on, the n/a one recommending synch tuning to reduced carrier USB which this is not; FSN Washington very quick headlines and then WOR. Running OK past 1810; and 1820 recheck;

(but sudden thunder here thrice around 1824/1826/1828 despite none predicted, and no storms anywhere near per Blitzortung which does also detect them: popups, and hasten to close down antennas and computers.) Next:

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 Gerald T. Pollard, Raleigh NC, who sends a generous quarterly contribution marking Solstices & Equinoxes, 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. 4980, June 29 at 0227, JBA carrier, presumed still/again WRMI few watts of exciter only as marker, in case they want to resume 100 kW upon it. I can`t make out any modulation, nor at 0615, but Anker Petersen, Denmark, reported earlier to the NASWA Flashsheet:

``4980 USA. WRMI, Okeechobee, FL, 0150-0155, 25.6. English talk, music and song. 15231 // 5010 (25333). (Anker Petersen, Skovlunde, Denmark. Equipment: AOR AR7030Plus with 28 metres of longwire`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5050, June 29 at 0226, WWRB with gospel huxter at S9+30/40; only active frequency and only on weekends; the most underutilized of US SW stations, wonder why? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5890, June 29 at 0620, WWCR-4 is OFF, so no TOM, sob! But he`s still on squealy 3215; 5935 DGS is on but weakish; 4840 VG with OTR drama, instead of scheduled Overcomer (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. I recently remarked that `Wavescan` did not have a regular themesong; in fact it does, as in script for June 21 edition, it`s: ``Opening Theme (00:00) Birthday Serenade: Willi Glahe``

But it was surprisingly replaced by something else when I listened June 27 at 1501 on KVOH 17775, probably first advance airing of June 28 edition: ``Opening Theme (00:00): Youtube: Quarantine Anthem`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 7315, June 29 at 0128, horrible squeals coming out of WHRI during Voice of Vietnam relay, making own audio hard to follow; spreads 7305-7325 but somewhat elbowed by VOA/Vatican violating SOCAS on 7305. With BFO I try to zero beat the multiple peaks to approx.: 7309.4, 7313.2, 7313.7, 7316.3, 7317.5, 7319, 7321 as they beat against each other as well as the fundamental. Tuned directly to 7315.0, one can also tell modulation is distorted; first thought it was Spanish instead of scheduled Vietnamese. 7315 squealing still at 0225 during WHRI`s own gospel music (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 93.1, June 29 at 1642 UT on caradio, I`ve been alert for Es, altho when I departed, DXMAPs were not showing MUFs 88+ MHz. Among several semi-open frequencies, My 93.1 in Hutchinson is getting CCI, which at this time totally overtakes it with PSAs about Nebraska, mentions Rural Radio Network (as on KRVN AM 880 et al.), then ``93.1 the River`` ID. So it is per WTFDA FM Database:

``KRVN-FM 93.1 LEXINGTON NE 100.0 kW H&V, 271.2 m HAAT, 40-41-48 99-47-18, COUNTRY 93.1 THE RIVER``

Trouble is, distance city-to-city is 514 km = 319 statute miles --- too close theoretically for sporadic E, at least without a huge high-MUF opening; yet far too far for groundwave lacking a tropo opening. A fluke of some sort or other, but which could it be? (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, WOR)

** VIETNAM [non]. See USA: WHRI for horrible squeals on 7315 relay

This report dispatched at 0007 UT June 30