Glenn Hausser logs June 22-23, 2019

Glenn Hauser
 

** CHAD [non]. 5960, June 23 at 0550, VP African song, S6-S7, R.
Ndarason Internationale this hour via ASCENSION. 7415 takes over after
0600. Kuwait is supposed to be on 5960 before and after this hour,
probably off-frequency, but inaudible now this late by 9 am there
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 11120, June 22 at 1257, CNR1 jammer, Chinese talk,
S8-S9+10.

12500, June 22 at 1258, CNR1 jammer now in music, S7-S9, // 11785.

12870, June 22 at 1258, CNR1 jammer, S7-S9.

Then in a very quick bandscan, these are the only three WOOB ones
found 9-15 MHz, and all go off at 1300*. All three are CNR1/Sound of
Hope frequencies per EiBi, but no trace of low-power SOHs here,
off-frequency; Aoki/NDXC misses 12870, nothing between 12820 and 12880
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** FRANCE [non]. 9395, UT Sun June 23 at 0000, WRMI with Radio for
Peace International, sign-on with faux beep timesignal, IDs in
English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, and into woman lexuring in
French. So this is *not* monthly as Ivo had assumed, but weekly --- or
rather, I think it`s a replay of same program last week. So maybe is
produced only monthly repeatedly aired weekly. Will they ever get around
to English via WRMI? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. RF 17, K17JN-D, Enid, back on the air June 22 at 1430 UT
check; had been missing yesterday. Not only ``no signal`` but no
signal from the 3ABNers.

RF 23, KSBI ``52`` continues to be the one major OKC DTV station with
a marginal/insufficient signal to decode reliably on either of my
external antennas; STB signal meter shows it on the BAD verge. Why?
It`s never been up to par since repacking from RF 50. Which means we
can`t get reliable reception of its subchannels either, which are not
on cable: Bounce, Laff, Grit and Escape, per rabbitears.info.

For KSBI, rabbitears.info shows
1085' 1000 kW ND (E) (Vertical ERP: 300 kW)
(63.4 kW + 11.98 dB gain = 1000 kW ERP)

Compare to its owner, KWTV RF 25:
``1568' 748 kW DA (E) (Vertical ERP: 249 kW)
Directional Pattern [almost ND, minor caves]
(64.4 kW + 10.65 dB gain = 748 kW ERP)``

or the other licensed parameters, one of them temporary? Both on same
tower per precise coördinates:

``1085' 819 kW ND (E) (Vertical ERP: 245.7 kW)
(65.2 kW + 10.99 dB gain = 819 kW ERP)``

Which mean by ERP, that KWTV ought to have a lesser signal, certainly
not the case as received in Enid. I guess being almost 500 feet higher
on the tower make the difference? Will KSBI ever get raised?

As of last Nov 30, see DXLD 18-49 for an explanation of the situation
from Jack Mills, KWTV/KSBI Director of Engineering:
http://www.w4uvh.net/dxld1849.txt
(Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1987 monitoring: Manuel Méndez,
Spain, reports: ``GERMANY, 6190, Hamburger LokalRadio, Göhren,
*0610-0710, 22-06, English, open today ten minutes later than its
usual schedule. Program “Media Network Plus”, ID “Hamburger
LokalRadio”, at 0640 Glenn Hauser’s “World of Radio 1987”. Very weak
today. 15321 (Manuel Méndez, Lugo, Spain, Logs in Friol. Tecsun
S-8800, cable antenna, 8 meters``

Ivo Ivanov confirms the tardiness: ``GERMANY, Reception of World of
Radio via HLR on 6190 CUSB, June 22

https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/06/reception-of-world-of-radio-via-hlr-on_22.html
0640-0709 6190 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg CeEu English Sat, weak signal``

And Noel Green, NW England: ``Reception of HLR 6190 was also very poor
at my location on the 22nd at around 0645 UT tune in. I could hear
enough to distinguish Glenn's voice, but not much else``

gh: not confirmed Sat June 22 at 1430 on Hamburger Lokalradio,
9485-CUSB: on UTwente SDR, no signal at several spot chex between 1420
and 1500, just huge splash from 9490 Romania.

Alan Gale from his location in England: ``Hi Glen[n], Nothing at all
heard on 9485 kHz again from HLR, but I thought I might at least catch
the new relay of WoR on 15770 kHz at 2030 UT, but the band had pretty
much faded out here by then. It's usually a much better signal at that
time of the day, but conditions have been a bit disturbed on there for
the past few days, even during the afternoons. It's back to IRRS on
7290 kHz at 1815 on Monday again then; at least that has been coming
in very well here in recent weeks. Alan``

Confirmed by gh, Saturday June 22 at 2044 the new 2030 on WRMI 15770,
S8-S6.

Also confirmed Sat June 22 at 2100 on WRMI 9955, S6-S8, as usual JIP
theme music after my first eleven words, as the playout continue to
start early before this transmitter switch to program feed after IS &
ID loop. Maybe I should start my utterances twice in a row.

There was a special WOR broadcast on WBCQ-6, 500 kW Super-station
test, Sat June 22 at 2130 on 9330.00, tnx to Larry Will. He notified
me ahead of time but unfortunately there was a typo giving the time as
2310, so we and those I quickly notified missed it; checked at 2310,
Timtron was on.

Confirmed UT Sunday June 23 at 0130 on WRMI 5850, very good S9+20/30.

Confirmed UT Sunday June 23 at 0334 check on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, MO, but
too much storm noise to detect current topic nor calculate approx.
variable start time.

Manuel Méndez, Spain reports: ``7265, Hamburger LokalRadio, Goehren,
*0900-1100 23-06, German program. At 1000 English, “Media Network Plus
and 1030 Glenn Hauser’s “World of Radio”. 15311.`` Next:

2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780
0130 UT Monday WRMI 9395
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 9330?
0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955
0930 UT Monday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW
1816 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780
0800 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW [2 editions]
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v [and/or 2130]
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780
0930 UT Friday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW

Also check 9330 WBCQ for unscheduled airings during testing phase.

[it appears we will now be running on a Friday-to-Thursday cycle, so
freshest new airings are on weekends]

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

** U S A. Here`s John Carver`s version of `Allan Weiner Worldwide`, on
WBCQ, UT Sat June 22 at 0000:

``Tonight's show started just a bit early again after some fill music
on 7490. Freddie calls right after the theme song ends. I think it's
Allan and Angela in the studio as I haven't hard anyone else. Allan
says he's being broadcast tonight on the new transmitter at full
power.

Checking 9330 I have it at 20 over without adjusting the antenna tuner
or changing the pre-selector. Allan states that the tube that had the
damaged socket weighs two hundred and fifty pounds and has been
repaired. He also stated that they were renaming the program again to
Angela and Allan Weiner World Wide.

They're still working on the antenna every day between seven in the
morning till around four in the afternoon so testing only at night. He
said that the sign on date would be July 8. Freddie finally booted off
the phone at 0024 and another phone call immediately while at the same
time another telephone was ringing in the studio. Another phone call
at 0027. Again during the phone call two other phones in the studio
were heard ringing.

TimTron on the phone at 0033 commenting on the signal strength at his
QTH and again another phone in the studio ringing. Lots of good
reports from Australia, Allan says. Phone call from Canada at 0036.
Allan said that they had received a phone call from someone in
Virginia during the last test at full power. Said he guy didn't own a
shortwave radio and was picking up 9330 on the smart speaker he'd
installed in his ceiling and was asking how to stop the radio signal
from coming in. Said he wanted to stop it.

Phone call at 0039 from a FM station owner in Kansas who'd just bought
a SW receiver a month ago and had stumbled across 9330. Asked some
questions about the station and Allan asked questions about his
station. Said he had a good signal on a portable with just the whip.
Reading of emails at 0054 and closing prayer at 0101. Program was off
the air at 0105. John, Mid-North Indiana`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9330.00, Sat June 22 at 2043, WBCQ-6 already on at S9+25,
song in Spanish; after 2300 it`s TimTron, and UT Sun June 23 at 0115
`Lumpy Gravy`, Larry Will & Jane acknowledging reception reports,
presumably // 5130+ buried in the noise (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5085, June 22 at 2330, WTWW-2 is off, but webcast is about
ham radio field day instead of `Theater Organ in [sic] the Ozarx`;
recheck at 2355, now webcast is stereo TOITO so I missed most of it.
By 0546, 5085 is on with rock but weak, only S9; WTWW-1, 5830 is also
on at 0549 but only S3-S7 and as usual undermodulated (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 15618.2, 15557.2, 15496.1, 15435.0, 15251.8, June 22 at
2046-2047, JBA blobcarriers at intervals of 61.1 or 61.0 kHz. Question
is whether these be spurs out of a SWBC station, or some local device?
Probably the latter. The top one I first thought might be out of WEWN,
but 15610 is much weaker. I`ve often noted a JBA carrier on 15435,
which may be Sa`udi Arabia only between 1450 and 1800 (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1952 UT June 23

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