sabato 17 ottobre 2020

Glenn Hauser logs October 17, 2020

** ANTARCTICA. 15475.98-RCUSB: Once again LRA36 operations bear little resemblance to their own advance publicity. So we are not expecting them this Saturday, but checked anyway at 1733 October 17, there they are in Spanish conversation, via a remote in Brasil, VP S2-S3. 1739 into a brief song, back to more chat. 1755 another song. 1800 ID.

Manuel Méndez, Lugo, Spain, had informed us Oct 16: ``ANTARCTICA, 15476 USB, LRA 36, Radio Nacional Arcángel San Gabriel, Base Esperanza. According with a whatsapp received from the station operator, the next LRA 36 transmission will be the Tuesday 20th of October, day of the 41th anniversary of the station. The program will start at 1300 UTC, one hour earlier than usual. I suppose there will be a special eQSL commemorating this anniversary transmission.​ Address for reception reports`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CHINA. CNR1 jammer survey, Oct 17 at 1356: 14900 JBA carrier; 13920 music S7; 12550 & 12500 JBACs; 11100 timesignal until 1400*. No others found WOOB and too late to explore further down (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** COLOMBIA? 4940, Oct 17 at 0156, anonymous mystery missionary station, with gospel huxter in Spanish S9/+5 via TWR Bonaire SDR; also at 0350 at S9+5/10 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA [non]. 5800, UT Sat Oct 17 at 0300, I haven`t rechecked WRMI-10 in quite a while since discovering the surprise new Radio República transmission instead of via France, [which is still VG on 9490 before 0300] on UT Fri-Sat-Sun-Mon, which is *still secret*, only blank spaces on System H program grid [but with `Viva Miami` intruding at 0300-0330 {sic} on UT Sun & Mon.]

Yes, there it is at S9+20/30 opening `Alternativa` program announced as ``Radio Martí y Radio República se unen para presentarles Alternativa``, subject being Chile. First I know of those two anti-Castroism stations joining programming. However, not simulcast, something else now on RM 6030 (Glenn Hauser)

** OKLAHOMA. RF 19, Oct 17 after 0200 UT, my ATSC 1.0 converter box still displays no signal from KAUT ``Freedom 43`` which is allegedly still on there having changed to ATSC 3.0 system. So again I go looking for it elsewhere.

The STB still remembers when KAUT RF channel was 40, before 19, with duplicate 43+s. But might as well delete the 40s. Now it *does* display the four KAUT channels with PSIP IDs: 43-1 KAUT-DT 43-2 Court 43-3 Escape 43-4 Cozi And on the STB one can tell the real RF channel for these is 27! Which is really KFOR, which has its own four virtual channels if you start out with channel 4.

My Sanyo TV however, will not tell you what RF channels it is really getting, and for some strange reason does display 43-4, 43-3, 43-2 but NOT KAUT itself on 43-1! Go figure.

BTW, KAUT call memorializes Gene Autry, original owner. A tech school in Enid is named for another Autry (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2056 monitoring: confirmed UT Saturday October 17 at 0130 on WRMI 7780, VP S7-S9 here; at 0154 check via UTwente, good S9/+10.

Also confirmed Sat Oct 17 at 1144 the 1130 on WRMI 9955, VG S9+20 and no jamming audible.

Almost confirmed Sat Oct 17 at 1315 the 1300 on WRMI 15770, JBA carrier and I can almost imagine my voice is on there in all probability; slightly better a semihour later during Radiogram beepery. Next:

1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM 2300 UT Saturday WRMI 7780 to NE 0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315; as late as 0400] 0030 UT Monday WRMI 7730 to WNW 0130 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE 0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE, 5800 to SSE 0300vUT Monday WBCQ 6160v Area 61 to WSW 0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE 1800vUT Monday IRRS 7290 Bulgaria to WNW, 594-Italy 0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE 0330 UT Tuesday WRMI 5800 to SSE 2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW 2200 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE [NEW] 0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

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** U S A. 9955, Sat Oct 17 at 1315, WRMI dead air at tune in, S9+10, then African song presumed default world-music fill instead of scheduled `Beacon of Truth` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. (Area 51 WBCQ webcast), UT Sat Oct 17 from 0000, `AAAWWW`, usual WTO theme, opening fiddling with mikes and lauding Angela; 0008 interrupted by call from annoying Freddie; discussing AM stereo; 0014 says closing down phone line because this is an important program, most of which consists at spot chex of AW reading long piece and commenting on the 100th anniversary of broadcasting, as in KDKA, on November 2; by 0049 he says WBCQ 7490 & 6160 will have special commemorative programming on that (local) date vaguely at 8-9-10 pm, which will then be EST of UT -5. 0052 to e-mails, but explains that last Saturday there was a lightning strike against amplifiers, transmitters, tower lites, etc., against the 400` AM 780 tower, also damaging satellite receiver, LNB; but Tom, Jeff and Jason worked hard on repairing things. Station has no insurance and limited funds. Fortunately the Super-station was not affected. 0059 closing prayer thanking God for triodes and other stuff. After 0100 this webcast goes into stereo music while Hal Turner presumably occupies the 7490.

Hope John Carver is doing OK if not his computer as we have not heard from him in a few weeks with his AAAWWW summaries.

Meanwhile, the zappahead website says:

``WBCQ 6.160 MHz status update 16 October 2020 --- Our shortwave service on WBCQ 6.160 MHz suffered some damage as the result of a lightning strike at the station on 10 October 2020. As of Thursday 15 October 2020 the system is back to full power and repairs continue. Please feel free to contact WBCQ for more details.

Streaming service update 14 October 2020

Our streaming service is being migrated from a legacy platform to a new service. We are migrating from Shoutcast version 1 to Icecast version 2. The addresses of all services are changing.

The new streaming address is All active services can be accessed at this address. New streaming mount points...

Area 51 schedule for 17-18 October 2020

Area 51 is heard on WBCQ 6.160 MHz on shortwave starting at 7PM US eastern time (2300 UTC).

We've transitioned to a new streaming service at

Saturday 17 October 2020 [EDT = UT -4] 7:00pm : Radio Timtron Worldwide 8:00pm : Grits Radio 9:00pm : The Lumpy Gravy Radio Show 10:00pm : The Lost Discs Radio Show 11:00pm : The Eric Dolphy Mystery Hour

Sunday 18 October 2020 7:00pm : Radio Timtron Worldwide 8:00pm : Radio Newyork International with John P. Lightning 11:00pm : Glenn Hauser's World of Radio 11:30pm : Hobart Radio International

If you enjoy our programming, please consider supporting our efforts`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 7505, Oct 17 at 0159, WRNO is on with music only S3-S4, 0200 ID (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [non]. 9670, UT Sat Oct 17 at 0225, JBA carrier to west Iceland SDR, perhaps Texas Radio SW special as long scheduled this date from 0200 via Channel 292, GERMANY. Adjacent much stronger 9665v Brasil with LAH against something else. Walt Salmaniw, BC, had not been hearing it via various remotes including Iceland. I reported to TRSW and got this reply:

``Ahoy Matey Glenn - Attached is the response we received from Rainer Ebling at Channel 292. 73 and Arrgghh. Always be yourself. Unless you can be a pirate. Then always be a pirate. Texas Radio Shortwave Sailing into your ears from the Lone Star State``


``From: Subject: Re: TRSW did not air @ 0400 MESZ Date: October 17, 2020 at 06:38CDT

At my place I had full power from the transmitter; and because I was up in the middle of the night, I wanted to check reception in the U.S. and found only traces of the carrier. You can't expect reception in Twente (700 km distance) when the skip zone is 5.000 km; no reception in Europe at all. Might get worse in the winter, maybe you choose a different frequency. -- Mit freundlichen Grüßen / Kind regards Rainer Ebeling Radio Channel 292 Eja 2 85276 Pfaffenhofen Zuteilungsnummer der Rundfunklizenz: BNA 01 95 8482 Tel: +49 8441 - 456 99 88`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. Re: ``BTW, I`ve almost quit bandscanning above RF 37 due to progressive repacking; but I see lots and lots of 38+ are still listed at; do they really still exist? (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, WOR)``

Doug Smith, W9WI, replies Oct 16 on the WTFDA gg:

``LPTV stations are allowed to continue above RF-37 until July 13th, 2021 IF they don't interfere with land-mobile operations.

A quick check of the FCC DB shows approximately 180 digital LPs and 200 analogs still authorized to operate in channels 38-51. Some of these are probably actually operating below channel 38 under program test authority or Special Temporary Authority (for example, KQCT-LP in the Quad Cities, which is still licensed on channel 61 but has a CP for 32 and is operating there.)

I would keep scanning above 37. There isn't much left up there, but as a result there isn't much interference (at least, as long as you're not surrounded by T-Mobile 5G)`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** VENEZUELA. 6906.08-RCUSB, Oct 17 at 0155, quick check via TWR Bonaire SDR, ROCV is audible; also at 0348 songs at S5-S7 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, Oct 17 from 0621: 576(2), 585, 612, 621, 657, 684, 711, 774(2), 846(TP), 1044, 1089, 1098, 1107, 1125, 1215, 1305, 1413; 1710(2-domestic) (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 4905, Oct 17 at 0614, RTTY active again here, but also on 4985 which is NSS, so not a single transmitter I have been hearing, once each on these and 4895; altho both/all could still be NSS. EiBi lists 4985 but not the others. No significant Region 2 hits on 4905 or 4895 in UDXF iogroup (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 5980, Oct 17 at 0611, JBA carrier and maybe some talk modulation upon, amid pulse jamming from CUBA. Nothing scheduled at this hour, but maybe Martí coming back after 0400? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 10565.5-USB, Oct 17 at 1407, JBA 2-way probably Spanish but not sure (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report despatched at 1802 UT October 17