domenica 1 maggio 2022

Glenn Hauser logs April 30-May 1, 2022

** KIRITIMATI. 846 kHz, May 1 at 0621, JBA carrier definitely there despite high storm noise level; surely nothing else but R. Kiribati, London (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** MALDIVES [non]. 11620: In previous report typo as *1468.5 instead of correct *1458.5. May 1 at *1500, poor signal direct vs local birdie too (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NETHERLANDS [non]. 9925, UT Sunday May 1 at 0039, The Mighty KBC with a commercial in Dutch for some radio equipment? As a believer in J-seasons, has accomplished yearly summer switch until September from wintry 5960 via Nauen, GERMANY; VG S9+10/25 into TN SDR (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NIGERIA [non]. 9450 & 9890, Sat Apr 30 at 1958, NO sign of R. Ominira Yoruba as allegedly scheduled at least on weekends via Woofferton at 19-24. See my April 23 report. However, 9890 is VG into UTwente with Chinese music at 1958, timesignal and ID 2000, i.e. start of CRI Chinese hour via Beijing 572 site. Another check direct at 2122: nothing on either this year`s 9450 not last year`s 9890 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6925 AM, May 1 at 0037, only pirate trace into TN SDR is here, music and DJ talk, S5/S7 vs high storm noise level = HSNL, and not even a carrier direct. These say it`s Yeah Man Radio, none later than 0048, but TN remote still had algo VP at 0157:,96573.0.html (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. 1340 kHz, April 30 at 2128 UT, KGHM Midwest City sports talk -- as in ``gahme`` has a SAH on daytime groundwave, first timed at 96/minute but audibly slowing to only 68/min, i.e. 1.6 to 1.1 Hz. KGHM, the closest 1340 normally dominates daytime here, but on the R75 with E/W longwire must also be uppicking second-closest, KJMU Sand Springs from the east. BTW, NRC AM Log shows it runs only semipower in daytime, 500 watts, why? (Glenn Hauser, Enid, WOR)

** SAO TOME E PRINCIPE. 17530.081, May 1 at 1453, JBA off-frequency carrier. Of course, it`s VOA Kinyarwanda/Kirundi via Pinheira, at 14-15 weekends only. At 1500 should switch to English via Botswana, probably less off-frequency. Hardly anything else is propagating on 16 m.

15460, May 1 at 1456, African language conversation, one on the phone, with birdchirps in background from studio side? Outstanding SSOB at S9+10/20 until chopped off at 1458.5. This too is VOA K/K via Pinheira, scheduled this hour weekends only. And not noticeably off-frequency! (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SPAIN. 17855, Sunday May 1 at 1451, no signal from REE to N America, supposed to start at 1400 weekends. Was also AWOL all day April 30 during stupid ballgame, tsk2. Now 15520 is JBA direct; at 1501, JBA carrier on 11685 not 11670 where it was reported yesterday, and also JBAC? on 11940. Strike out (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** UKRAINE. 7730, May 1 at 0501-0507.5, YP1 via WRMI with `Ukraine: Security Issue` English segment on Day 66 of war, VG as usual into Maryland SDR (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 332 MCW kHz, April 30 at 2124 UT, cannot detect IC, 400-watt NDB at wIChita KS, normally audible, but noise level is hi. Wonder if knocked off by yesterday`s Andover tornado? Need further chex. Ah, it is JBA May 1 at 1803. BTW, 341, EI, Enid OK is still active and seems a bit stronger than when first resumed (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2136 monitoring: confirmed Saturday April 30 at 1930 on WRMI 15770, S8 into Portugal SDR but with RTTY warble on the LSB.

Confirmed Saturday April 30 from 1938.5 on WA0RCR, 1860 AM, MO, steady S9+7 groundwave into nearby SDR.

Also confirmed Sat Apr 30 at 1949 the 1930 on WRN N America webcast.

NOT confirmed UT Sunday May 1 at 0030 on WRMI-13 7780 - because it is OFF the air, direct and also remotes checked. Not the first time has been AWOL long after nominal *2300. Not due to propagation as e.g. 7730 is S6/S9. And all other scheduled WRMI frequencies are nominal: 4980, 5010, 5800, 5850, 5950, 7570, 9395, 9455, 9955. 7780 still absent at further chex 0130, 0220, 0257, but finally going at 0456 with TOMBS so maybe came up at 0400 or 0300. At least we are saved from a few hours of BS, but diverse programming hours from Systems D or F are supposed to be on 7780 at 00-01 and 03-04. Will this recur 24 hours later?

Also confirmed UT Sunday May 1 at 0352 on WA0RCR, 1860 AM, MO, about 1 minute into so started circa 0351, S9/+10 but HSNL across IL. Next:

2000 UT Sunday IRRS 1323 & 918? & 207?-Italy
2230 UT Sunday WRMI 5950 to NNW [to be canceled? still Apr 24]
0030 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to SW
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 6160v Area 51 to WSW
0030 UT Tuesday WRMI 9395 to NNW; 9455 to WNW
2230 UT Tuesday WRMI 9955 to SSE [jammed]
1000 UT Wednesday Unique R, Australia 5035-USB or 3210-USB
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0030 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW; 9455 to WNW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S; 9395 to NNW

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:

Thanks this week for financial support from Mike Lewis, Alexander City, Alabama who sent a generous check to Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702, and testifies:

``I have been an on-and-off World of Radio listener since the late 1970’s ... I regret that I have utterly neglected the most valuable and thankfully still enduring radio resource, World of Radio! ... Fortunately, World of Radio is still with us. I am finally doing the right thing and offering a contribution, and plan to do more in the future.``

Also, last week`s thankee, Joe Caberlin, Ontario, would always also like to be known as VE1EJ; originally from Nova Scotia.

One may also contribute via PayPal not necessarily in US$, to: woradio at (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 1100 kHz, UT Sunday May 1, special ``maintenance`` MW DX test from WCGA, Woodbine GA, 10 kW ND daytimer: listening first via Athens GA KiwiSDR, tune-in 0401 as a prayer is ending, then Our National Anthem. Then slow Morse code ID: VVV VVV VVV DE WCGA - call repeated six times. Same would replay many more times during the bihour.

I`m sharing the remote with others in MN, FL, NZ. Fades in & out vs WTAM Cleveland with ABC News as IDed at 0406. Then YL voice ID explaining the test, with tones, etc. Then some very fast Morse code, sweeps, and mixing with voice asking for reports. Once mentioned serving Jacksonville FL, which is the nearest major city to Woodbine in the very SE corner of GA.

At 0408 UT May 1, I can hear sweeps upward direct on my R75 with E/W longwire, WTAM QRM, but not yet on the handheld DX-398 trying to null WTAM.

At 0413 back on the Athens remote, slow V marker again. 0430, I am now sharing the Kiwi with Dr Walt in Victoria, and someone in Ukraine, fast Morse; 0451 slow V marker. 0508, 1 kHz tone, then step-up tones, V marker again ending with WCGA ID times six. 0535 fast Morse again.

0553, one more try on my DX-398: this time is audible vs WTAM, with V marker; and on the R75 with more QRM. Tnx for the test!

Studio address is in St Simons Island, which is right on the coast east of Brunswick, but site is about 25 miles inland, NNW of Woodbine. It still has a huge sea-gain lobe to the east (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, WOR)

** VANUATU. 11835, May 1 at 0628, R. Vanuatu, 3 x 3945, S9/S7 with choral hymn. 0630 Bislama talk, drumming, some English words mixed in: Sunday afternoon; Radio Vanuatu; VBTC; one of the longest serving; CEO. Pronounces Vanuatu like VAHN-ah-too, note. Or VAHN-wah-too (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 830, May 1 at 0620 UT, WCCO is off! As tipped by Mike Gorniak, MN, NM7X, who says he picked up 1 kW NPR station KSDP, Sand Point, Aleutian Islands, Alaska while his local was off!! He IDed by matching to webstream. Me, I`ve got some music and Spanish, at least two stations mixing, likely KGLA Norco LA and maybe CMJ Cuba, also at 0625 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1959 UT May 1