Glenn Hauser logs March 27-28-29-30, 2019

Glenn Hauser
 

** CUBA. 15700, March 27 at 1431, China Plus relay is S9+30 but
suptorted. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13661.5 & 13738.8 approx., March 28 at 1443, buzzes centered
about 13700, more spurs out of that RHC in addition to the bigger ones
plus/minus 28.3 kHz. Then I have some modulation about 13634.7 during
apparent asymmetrical multiple spur carrier peaks. Something`s always
wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6000, March 29 at 0530, RHC English S9+10 but JBM; 6060 is
S9+20/30 with good modulation but CCI and SAH from Algerian Qur`an via
FRANCE; 6100 S9+10/20 undermodulated; 6165 S9 but JBM; 5040 S9+20/30
loud; talk is about slavery. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15700, March 29 at 1415, China Plus relay is JBA S5-S7,
fadey, maybe also undermodulated. Usually this inbooms whatever the
modprob. Cuba is about all one can hear in the morns on 19m: 15825
WWCR & 15770 WRMI being JBA to JBA carriers. How about the RHCs? 15140
is steady S9 but suptorted; 15230 weaker S5-S6 and not distorted.
Can`t have everything. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MALI. 5995, March 27 at 0612, R. Mali finally audible in this
daypart: poor S3-S4 of African language; Cuba off 6000 already.

5995, March 27 at 2359, African song, S9+20 but ACI; some widely-
spaced tones maybe own timesignal? Or from 5990/6000 Cuba; by 0000
March 28, 5995 is off (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6880-USB, March 30 at 0115, rock music the only
pirate found; 0118, 0125, 0137 YL IDs as Mix Radio
International/Worldwide; S7-S9; off by 0256 recheck. More logs:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,52390.0.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS. 9985, March 27 at 1534, RFA Korean is S9
-S5, from now confirmed refurbished Saipan antenna. I don`t hear any
jamming on this; does DPRK try? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 90.1, March 27 at 1500 UT, Classical KUCO-FM manager Brad
Ferguson, after Stardate, in pledge drive, says this is the first full
day they are on full power from new transmitter, 100 kW ERP, new
processor and antennas; and want reports about improved reception. He
asked me directly how it is in Enid. Transmitter power is 38 kW.

I checked around 19-20 UT as I was driving around. Altho the signal
seemed somewhat stronger overall, I had to tell him:

still picket-fencing
still subject to Vance aircraft multipath Doppler flutter
still blocked by noise at traffic signals
still not breaching stereo threshold, tho caradio shows ST; it blends
rather than separates
unlike 91.7 KOSU, 92.5 KOMA and many other OKC stations rock-solid

Later he explained that KUCO had been running only 20 kW ERP from old
transmitter; that side-mounting antenna on mast has been positioned
for max lobes up I-44 to the NE and down I-35 to the S. No doubt that
makes sense demographically. So away they go! That explains why there
is not much improvement here to the NNW, still a need for a
translator, if it could get a perfect signal input, perhaps from the
feedline to KBCW and KCSC relays.

EARLIER as installation was underway, Chris Stevens of RFSolutions
wrote, ``Once this is complete it will be pretty much the top of the
line radio site in terms of power, efficiency and technology. We are
running the best processors you can get into the best transmitter you
can want. Add in the efficiency of liquid cooled and it’s a perfect
combination with remote control capabilities that Captain Kirk would
be jealous of`` (Glenn Hauser, Enid, WORLD OF RADIO 1975, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** SOUTH AFRICA. 7285, March 29 at 0525, R. Sonder Grense in Afrikaans
including a clip in accented English, S9+10 and still on air; for its
last day? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1974 monitoring: confirmed Wednesday March 27
at 2100 on WRMI 9955, fair vs storm crashes up to S6; also one second
later on WBCQ 7490+ at S5-S7. Also confirmed UT Thu Mar 28 at 0100 on
WRMI 7780, good S9+10/20 better than usual on this NEward frequency.

Due to medical distraxions I could not get WOR 1975 prepared and
recorded until Friday March 29, availablized on website at 0200 Mar 30

WORLD OF RADIO 1975 contents: Angola, Antarctica, Australia,
Bangladesh, Congo DR, Cuba, Denmark, Equatorial Guinea non, Indonesia,
Kuwait, Laos, Mali, New Zealand, Oklahoma, Philippines non, Romania,
Suriname, UK and non, USA and non, Zambia, Zanzibar, unidentified
12031; and the propagation outlook

Larry Will wrote: ``On 3265 via WBCQ at 0223 UTC March 30. First
airing?`` Must be; tnx, Larry! Ad-hoc, confirmed here at 0242 check on
3264.9, recognizable but JBA and vs increasing line noise level
bothering here; it`s always something.

The other shortwave broadcasts should be:
0729 UT Saturday HLR 6190-CUSB Germany
1000 UT Saturday Unique Radio 5045-LSB NSW [March 30, alt weeks]
1130 UT Saturday WRMI 9955
1531 UT Saturday HLR 9485-CUSB Germany
1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
2100 UT Saturday WRMI 9955
0030 UT Sunday WRMI 7730
0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315]
0830 UT Sunday WRMI 5850 5950 7730
1030 UT Sunday HLR 7265-CUSB Germany [ex-1130]
2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780
0130 UT Monday WRMI 9395
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51
0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955
0930 UT Monday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW
1800 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania [ex-1900]
0030 UT Tuesday WRMI 7730
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780
0800 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW [2 editions]
2030 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5950
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v
0000 UT Thursday WRMI 7730
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780
0930 UT Friday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW

[it is unclear when 1976 will start airing, as 1975 has unavoidably
begun 4 days late; stations please replay latest available edition
if necessary]

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7490.15, UT Sat March 30 at 0050, WBCQ is playing a lot of
music, DJ Larry Will, Jane, et al., so is it really called Allan
Weiner Worldwide? Live timechex, said would go off at 0100 and
continue on 3265 ---- but 7490 did not cut off until 0113* after more
music. John Carver files his fuller report:

``Tonight's show started at 0001 after an audio clip from One Flew
Over the Cuckoos Nest. No voice overs during the theme song, then a
clip of Allan flying off the handle about moonbats then into music
which told me that Larry and Jane Will were doing the show this
evening. Larry said that Allan and Angela were off on super, secret
business for the station. Some talk of this week's special HAARP
broadcasts, then a short description of what HAARP was and consisted
of. Then a synopsis of all of the conspiracy theories involving HAARP.
Some more music.

Then some talk of Ken Nordine and playing one of his bits from the
record collection from the old WXM. A refreshing change from last
week`s Gloom and Doom show. A brief rundown about 3265 and the birth
of the Falling Star Network. Said that Monday thru Friday 0100 to 0500
the programming came from Area 51 and Area 51 programmers. Said they
are still running low power during this testing period and are still
experimenting with different antenna systems though no technical
details included.

Phone call at 0049 from Ramsey then into more music. Program was off
the air at 0100. John, Mid-North Indiana`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7505v, March 28 at 0100, WRNO is back on after a few nights?
off, S9 but just barely modulated. March 29 at 0125, now it`s VG
S9+10/20 with fully modulated gospel huxter; 0522 hymn at S9+20 (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 2940.14, March 28 at 0540, harmonic with the most
modulation yet but still too weak, seems YL talking but can`t tell
language. At 0548 an OM instead. Have been presuming it`s 2 x
1470.07v, but since 2+9+4 = 15, a multiple of 3, this could also be a
third harmonic of 980+.
http://mwlist.org/mwoffset.php?khz=980
shows a few remote possibilities (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 12031, March 27 at 1437, approx. peak of extremely
distorted blob at S5-S6; ``modulation`` cadence of some talk but
totally unreadable; compared to RHC and Martí frequencies, but NO
match. 12050 is a JBA carrier, presumably WEWN Spanish which unseems
source, but if so is putting most of its power out here.

12031 blob is still there at 2024 March 27 and now QRMing 12030 Spain
when tuned to LSB. 12050 has two weak signals presumably WEWN and
Ascension. So it`s on long hours and propagating, but not heard later
in afternoon, evening.

12031v blob is still2 there at 1452 March 28 before Spain is on
weekdays. FM mode tuning makes it sound a bit more like speech,
totally unreadable past 1500 and again not matching OCB or RHC.

12031 blob extends up to 12040, March 29 at 1418, QRMing TURKEY
12035.7. (12050 WEWN is VP but sounds OK) (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF
RADIO 1975, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 0503 UT March 30

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