sabato 11 giugno 2022

Glenn Hauser logs June 11, 2022

** ANTARCTICA. 15475.98 RCUSB, Saturday June 11 at first check 1423, no signal yet from LRA36 into Bs As remote, nor at 1453 vs S3/S4 noise level on it; and still not at 1500. 1508 checking Campo, Brasil remote; 1510 Brasília is now getting it JBA S1/S2, so back to Bs As where it`s much better, S6/S7. Has just signed on late as often haphazard. 1511 Antártida themesong. 1514 canned ID as ``Radio Arcángel San Gabriel, Base Esperanza, su compañía``, omitting ``Nacional`` unlike all the others, song. 1518 the YL DJs finally come on ``live``, greeting listeners to sexto programa of 2022 season, i.e. the same one we heard on Wednesday. One of the YLs has a noticeably higher-pitched voice. Geo coordinates -- they always mention that. Base was founded on 17 December 1952. Current clima temp was: minus 1 C, warm enough to caminar = walk around outside.

Abruptly cut off air 1522* until cut back on at *1531 during song. 1536 another new? canned ID by OM voice. 1537 efemérides = this week in history including 1980? first TA flight from Bs As to Auckland NZ. Then about Maldivas: not an hour can go by without discussing those islands that Argentina is obsessed with. 1545 song. 1547 canned ID, acknowledging listeners in Italy, Argentina, Colombia. 1551 contact info. Signal is peaking now, VG, so that my fluency with Argentine Spanish rather than reception is the limiting factor. 1553 a bit more Malvinas history. Who would win a referendum among inhabitants, I ask?

1600 music. 1606 canned ID, now fading a bit, repeat temp as minus one. Says today`s = June 8 amanecer was 10:18 local = 1318 UT. Primary meaning of amanecer is sunrise, but could be loosely confused with totally different dawn, really alborada. agrees about 1320 for SR, while sunset would be 1813 UT; she also mentioned SS but could not catch it. 1611 contact info again; 1617 citing significant dates for military or geopolitcal events: 1952, 1954, 1957, 1961, 1964. Signal now S5/S9 caused not by fading but by USB modulation. 1628 mentions ``próximo programa`` so probably about to close, song. 1633 ID and staff list, ``Nacional nos une``, music until cut off at 1635*. Typical clumsy operation. Left it on until 1700 in background, but no more. Nor any sign of an 1800 repeat as alleged, no signal at 1830 check.

Once again I lament the lame crutch they employ, citing so much historical info rather than what is going on *now* or recently at Esperanza or other outposts. FWIW, says ``Research projects include: glaciology, seismology, oceanography, coastal ecology, biology, geology, and limnology`` but with no details at all.

Gary Pence, Dallas, tells me, ``Hi Glenn, I guess they just went QRT mid song. I was listening thru LU4AA as well. QRT at 1635z. Heard also on KFS Halfmoon Bay, CA. Heard one S unit above an S4 noise floor, best between 1530 and 1600z`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** BRAZIL. 9677.526V, June 11 at 0631, RVM with wavering carrier and much weaker than usual, S3/S4 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NEW ZEALAND. 9700, June 11 at 0627, surprise! RNZP reactivated and *also* // 11725! Yes, they do have two transmitters but one normally only standby. Certainly not the expected new #3 which may not be ready for service until a year from now. Both are S9+10/20, slightly less selective fading on 11. No sign of Romania in German on 9700, but would have just closed at 0627, clashing until then? Playing song outroed as ``No, No, No``; would that be the Saturday night request show? Nothing about 9700 on RNZP websked (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** UKRAINE [non]. 7730, June 11 at 0500-0508, UR1 via WRMI, `Ukraine: Security Issue` with YL#1 - they never give their names - for Day 107 of Russia`s war, vs ``invincibility of Ukrainian army``. Russians are trying to find a place to hold a referendum in ``temporarily occupied territories`` but can`t. VG into Maryland SDR (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2142 monitoring: This bit in last report I said 918 only, but meant 1323 only; fixed:

WOR 2142 also confirmed June 10 at 2036 the 2030 on AM Italia 1323 only, S9 into Noale.

And I should have added: TUC Radio opens with seabird calls; at 1808, 1323 had some intermittent 2-way QRM, likely ham transmitter overloading the Kiwi. Trouble is, most of them are located at ham stations nearby to transmitters. Also later, some ACI from other MW signals on 1314 & 1332.

Also confirmed UT Saturday June 11 at 0130 on WRMI 9395, S9+5/15 into Maryland SDR.

Also confirmed UT Saturday June 11 from 0359.8 on WBCQ R. Angela, 5130, S9+10/15 to Maryland SDR. Tuned in earlier from 0333, blues music and conversation in English, yet it really is `From the Isle of Music` [Cuba].

Also confirmed Sat June 11 after 1600 on WRN webcast to N America. Next, besides another WRN webbing at 1930: At 1920 15770 is playing world music fill, and 1930 now filled by NC gospel huxter, so we must conclude that WOR airing on WRMI is definitely canceled. Next:

1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
0030 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to SW
0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315; as late as 0430]
1324vUT Sunday WMRI Europe via Ch 292 Germany 9670
2000 UT Sunday IRRS 1323 & 918? & 207?-Italy
2230 UT Sunday WRMI 5950 to NNW [to be canceled? still June 5]
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]
2330 UT Tuesday WRMI 9395 to NNW
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:

For these noncommercial services, voluntary financial support is much appreciated, thanks this week to generous Doug Brown, London ON, who sent a Florida US$ check to Glenn Hauser, PO Box 1684, Enid OK 73702 USA, and comments: ``Thanks, Glenn, for continuing to promote the medium of short wave radio at a time when many are saying the Internet had made SW obsolete. Online streaming is no more like radio than intravenous feeding is like fine dining. Authoritarian governments can control the Internet but they can`t control RF propagation``

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

** U S A. (7489.9v), UT Sat June 11 at 0050, tune in WBCQ webcast for `AAAWWW` just as he is concluding a look at Free Radio Weekly with my Oklahoma CB pirate report on 27185v, but he does not go into any usable details. So we know it`s new, as this FRW has just been published. Of the three rotating editors, Harold Frodge is most prompt in getting it out ASAP after the 0000 UT Saturday deadline.

At 0053 I quickly check SW frequencies via Maryland remote: besides 7490v, it`s also on 6160v and 5130, but not on 3265 like a biweek ago. 5130 is the ``Radio Angela`` outlet otherwise not starting until *0155. So I wonder what will happen between 01 & 02? Tonight it does stay on with rock music at 0105 & 0128 chex. As UB frequently outpoints, that hour and others beyond the Angela block are for sale.

This week, at least, the 7490 webcast cuts AW off for an AW canned ID in order to join Hal Turner on time at 0100 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 97.3, June 11 at 1748 UT on caradio bandscanning for possible Es, this relatively open frequency briefly utters ``Q97, 97.3`` --- geez, I already know what frequency I`m tuned to; a true ID with what makes a station unique, like its *callsign* would be more helpful, if not the Facility Number. Uplooked later on WTFDA DB, including various varieties of how to punxuate Q97, comes up with one in E Texas, two in TN, but this must be fringe area from here: KKJQ, Garden City KS, 100 kW ERP, 244 m HAAT (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1938 UT June 11