domenica 8 maggio 2022

Glenn Hauser logs May 7-8, 2022

** CUBA. 6000, May 8 at 0553, RHC S9+10/20 of dead air in English; music in presumed English service remains on 6060, S9+10; 6100 is off; 6165 undermodulated music; 11670 S9+10 of dead air, presumably was English as recently, but now no 11880 nor any 13s; 11670 is off by 0602. And 5040 is in Spanish. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** MALDIVES [non]. 11620, May 8 at 1503, Voice of Martyrs Korea underway in English, via secret site, S9+10/20 into S India SDR; at 1506.7 switches to YL in Dhivehi who runs past 1529; finally 1529.4 bit of music and sign-off in English, off just in time for *1530 Vatican Arabic (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** RUSSIA [non]. 9368 & 9372, May 7 at 1932, R. Svoboda 9370, Armenia? into UTwente SDR accompanied by spur carriers exactly 2 kHz away on both sides. Richard Langley had heard the het on a recording, later determined they were out of same transmitter, and:

``The sign-on time for the nominal one-hour relay of Radio Svoboda starting around 1900 UT varies from day to day according to my recordings using the U. Twente SDR receiver. Today (6 May) it was on with audio before 1846. Yesterday, the transmitter came on at about 1856 and on 4 May, it came on at about 1859, with audio starting in both cases about 30 seconds later. And on 4 May, the audio was accompanied by multiple tones (4 I think) centred around 2000 Hz either side of the carrier instead of the usual single tone``

9366 & 9374, May 8 at 1935, now the spur carriers are about plus and
minus 4 kHz into UTwente (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** UKRAINE [non]. 7730, May 8 at 0503-0506 via WRMI, UR1 with English segment, `Ukraine: Security Issue`; I tuned in late (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2137 monitoring: confirmed UT Sunday May 8 from 0352.5 on WA0RCR, 1860 AM, Wentzville MO, VG into nearby Warrenton SDR.

Also confirmed Sunday May 8 at 1355 on WMRI Europe via Channel 292, GERMANY, 9670, but JBA into UTwente, and not audible to Ireland or Iceland SDRs, rather heavy ACI splash. Next:

Is anyone close enough to these LPFMs to confirm whether they still relay Global Community Radio 1 during WOR at 0100 UT Monday?
KFZR-LP 93.3 Frazier Park CA
KIEZ-LP 106.7 Monroe LA
KLQS-LP 96.7 Agua Dulce CA

2000 UT Sunday IRRS 1323 & 918? & 207?-Italy
2230 UT Sunday WRMI 5950 to NNW [to be canceled? still May 1]
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 by Cuba]
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 Robert W Gruska, Glendale NY, who sent a PMO to Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702, and says: ``World of Radio has been one of the few programs available on radio that I look forward to listening to week after week since first listening to the broadcasts on WRNO back in the 1980s using a portable multi-band radio that included shortwave. Thanks for your efforts!``

One may also contribute by check in US$ on a US bank to the PO Box.

Or via PayPal, not necessarily in US funds, to woradio at (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. More heavy tropo May 8 at 1510 UT, lots of BAD DTV signals
on otherwise open RF channels: 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 21, 26, 30, 32, 36;

RF 35, one decoding already is 4-1 KDFW-DT. Subchannels at 1530: 4-2, KDFW D2; 4-3 Heroes, with Superman episode with George Reeves; 4-4 GetTV.

At 1539+ a bunch more from The Metroplex are decoding, but no time to explore subs of each:
RF 36, 39-1 KXTX-DT
RF 32, 33-1 KDNT-DT
RF 31, 55-1 MeTV
RF 30, 29-1 KMPX-HD
RF 14, 13-1 KERA-HD

Checking later: RF 32 is supposed to be KDAF, not KDNT. But that`s what I copied. Font on the PSIP IDs is hard to read accurately on a small screen. RF 31 is KAZD, licensed to Lake Dallas. RF 30 KMPX is licensed to Decatur. DX QRM made RF 33 OKC a BAD signal. Tropo maps show big blob around The Metroplex extending to, or almost to, Enid, as they did yesterday when I was getting all that FM DX midday. FM band not checked on this opening (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1940 UT May 8