Glenn Hauser logs June 28-29-30, 2019

Glenn Hauser
 

** CUBA. 5990, June 29 at 2316, CRI English relay is S7-S9 but JBM; if
// 15120, no signal there. Definitely off is 6000 RHC since this is
Saturday, so no leapfrog on 6010 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENIG
DIGEST)

** NIGERIA. 11769.901, June 29 at 1734, JBA carrier, presumably Voice
of Nigeria, as others have been reporting it on this `new` frequency
``11770`` both morning and evening. Axually 11770 is a very old
frequency of theirs which had been disused for many years. The offset
is in keeping with all its other frequencies shifted circa 0.1 kHz to
the low side. Wolfgang Bueschel measured it June 28 on 11769.903 ---
close enough. (I also have another stronger carrier about 11770.9,
probably from a local device.) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** ROMANIA. 9760, June 29 at 2321, song at S3-S6, presumed RRI; yes,
// 11800 & 11900 when a Spanish announcement soon follows. Can`t hear
any of that underneath 11700 RHC, so RRI may have wisely vacated that
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 9830, June 29 at 2306, Türkisch musik, as once again the
sloppyrators at Emiler have dozed? failing to turn 9830 off before
2300 when Englisch is finisched. A repeat of the German hour always
follows on the program feed; I recheck just in time at 2319 to hear a
few words of German before it is chopped off the air at 2319:45*
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1988 monitoring: confirmed first
NAm SWBC, Friday June 28 at 2200 on WRMI 9955, fair, no upcut but
joined at start about 2159:50 after ID which also ran a bit early.

Also confirmed UT Saturday June 29 at 0130 on WRMI 7780, poor-fair.

No reports yet from anyone about HLR 6190 Sat June 29 at 0630v; or
9485 Sat June 29 at 1430. For the latter, no trace of a signal heard
by UTwente SDR, just huge splash from 9490 Romania.

Not confirmed Sat June 29 at 2030 on WRMI 15770 --- instead, Wavescan
as now shown on skedgrid; so that did not last long, WOR only for the
past two weeks. I go on to search the WRMI sked and find more
changes:

UT Monday at 0130 now a blank space on 9395; but WOR added on 7780,
while remaining on 7780 an hour later at 0230. To be confirmed.

Confirmed Sat June 29 at 2100 on WRMI 9955, again upcut during theme
after my first utterance, poor S7-S9 vs summer noise level.

Not confirmed Sat June 29 at 2130 on WBCQ 9330 when an ad-hoc airing
occurred last week while testing; not on the air this early. Next:
0130 UT Sunday WRMI 5850
0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315]
1030 UT Sunday HLR 7265-CUSB Germany
2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780
0130 UT Monday WRMI 9395 changed to 7780?
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 [and 9330? last 2 weeks special]
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. 9330.00, Fri June 28 at 2200, WBCQ-6 after a rockhour,
another old `AWWW` playback starts with WTO. Reckeck UT Sat June 29 at
0000 for a new `Allan Weiner Worldwide`, yes, except it`s hosted by
TimTron, from his own studio in Skowhegan.

Whenever he or Larry Will guests, it`s an entirely different show
hardly worthy of the AWWW title. TimTron muses and plays a lot of
music, does not take calls, rather like his own show. I think I heard
only one belch. His booming voice goes nicely with the booming signal,
but never distorted. There does seem to be a background noise vox
effect buildup during brief pauses, AVC?

Says it might be his first and last time on the 500 kW. I`ll bet he`d
love to hook his ham rig up to the Ampegon antenna. As I understand
it, while ham transmitter power is strictly limited, antenna gain is
not. I`ve previously heard WA1HLR on 80 meters with a
broadcast-strength AM signal and wondered if that was really WBCQ
equipment.

Here is John Carver`s report about that hour:

Tonight's show started on time on 7490 but it's TimTron hosting
instead of Allan. Theme song plays at 0002. He marvels at the
superstation and says he never ever thought about such a thing. He
managed an analogy between the superstation and golf. Said a golfer
will study the lay of the land and chose the best club to get the ball
to the hole. Sometimes it's a ten kW club and they hope the ball makes
it there. With the superstation they're using a 500 kW club and hit
more than one hole at the same time.

He says there will be no email this evening as he's afraid that his
computer is dying and he's had enough problems with the internet relay
there that he's afraid that if he fires up another computer for email
it might blow the internet connection. No phone calls as he doesn't
want to give out his phone number. Then some music and back to talk.

Some anti-Trump talk and then waxes philosophic in an attempt to
explain how Trump got elected in the first place. He jumps back to the
Vietnam war and then jumps back and forth to explain what happened to
the people in this country and how they do or don't react to things.
Music and back to talk.

He blames part of the problem on the demise of broadcasting in this
country along with the fairness doctrine which allowed such things as
the FOX network and Rush Limbaugh. Said that with the dying out of AM
and FM stations and the cloning of stations so they all were alike
coast to coast we were in big trouble and should the internet go down
because of global conflict along with the demise of shortwave
broadcasters we'd really be in big trouble and wouldn't have the
information to make an informed choice.

Some more music, talk, music, talk with a closing jab at Trump over
immigration policies and then closed with more music. Both the program
and 7490 were off at 0100. John, Mid-North Indiana``

I am rechecking 9330 after 0600 June 29 when another `AWWW` playback
is running, AW along with Tom Barna in studio. At 0620 AW recommends
reading something in RCA Broadcast News, May 1934, available at
amemricanradiohistoroy.com about what? Maybe early high-power AM
broadcasting.

9330.00 is not on by 2100 this Saturday June 29, or 2200? Retune at
2259, now on with open carrier, music and ID loop hitting S9+35-40-45;
2301, 500,000 watts ID and sirens, TimTron opening his new live June
29 show which he says is trimulcasting also on 5130+ (JBA carrier
here) and ``propagation test frequency 3265`` (zero here; and 7490
remains off). Until 2323 he`s mostly playing music, then another
500,000 watts ID.

People getting used to such super-entertainment are going to be very
disappointed when, July 8, the flat-earth World`s Last Chance ministry
takes over 9330 --- we can only hope that a bit of time can be carved
out/retained for some of WBCQ`s own programs (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5085, Sat June 29 at 2343, WTWW-2 starts `Theatre Organ in
the Ozarx` late again after some hamshow runover, so I switch to
stereo webcast which lasts until 2417, never just 30 minutes or 29.
This time I hear Bob Heil intro giving his location in the Ozarx as
Pleasant Hope --- not Pleasant Hill. I`m surprised no one ever
corrected me about that, as I contradicted him more than once pointing
out that Pleasant Hill, which is what I thought he was saying, is near
Kansas City, beyond the Ozarx. Pleasant Hope really is in the Ozarx a
few miles north of Springfield, and ARRL/FCC lookup confirms that is
where K9EID is to be found. If I make a mistake I want it corrected
sooner or later, even if I have to do it myself (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1210, UT Sat June 29 at 0606 UT, scary theme music
recognized of `Beyond Reality Radio`, which means for the sixth night,
daytimer WJNL Kingsley MI is again operating; with ~3 Hz SAH from
KGYN, which this time even when nulled is too strong to allow much
signal from WJNL. Has anyone else logged WJNL cheating by now?? NTMK
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0115 UT June 30

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