Glenn Hauser logs July 12-13, 2019

Glenn Hauser

** CUBA. 11980, July 13 at 0019, Chinese song at S1, same as on
stronger 5990 CRI relay of which 11980 is second harmonic. Same as
also on CRI Spanish 15120 fundamental, but this transmitter has
crackling audio altho at 0021 the carrier is steady and not breaking
up. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX

** CUBA. 13740, July 13 at 0023, RHC Spanish is on again via
sporadic/unscheduled frequency, VG S9+40. Something`s always wrong? at

** CUBA. 9570, July 13 at 1305, CRI relay is S9+20 but
overmodulated/distorted, introducing `China Theatre`. Something`s
always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 12000, July 13 at 1326, RHC is S3-S5 but just barely
modulated, matching the situation on fundamental 6000 which is S8-S9.
Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING

** CUBA. 15140, July 13 at 1322, RHC is absent, but audible on 15230
at only VP S2-S3. 13700 & 13740 are also both off at 1357, 11760 off
at 1358; but 9640 and 9535 are still on. Something`s always wrong at

** SPAIN. 9654-9663 approx., July 13 at 0015, extremely distorted weak
spur talk, peaking circa 9660, immediately suspected to be coming from
9690 Spain --- and so it is, by matching modulation peaks and pauses
on another receiver. 9690 itself sounds fine. I then look for more of
these and find them, not quite as strong as 9660: 9715-9719-9727,
9745-9752-9755, i.e. approx. 30-kHz intervals --- but not on the minus
side circa 9630 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 8764-USB, July 13 at 0534, Tropical Storm Barry info with
G.C., by robot who has trouble pronouncing ``quadrant``. Also confused
about calendar asserting ``Saturday July 14`` and ``Sunday July 15``
which are one day off for this year but correct for 2018y! Let`s hope
their life-and-death weather info be more accurate. Per EiBi this must
be USCG Chesapeake VA, NMN, scheduled 0515-0550 alternating with
Honolulu and Port Reyes; again audible at 1536 during the 1530-1605
NMN span. Other NMN frequencies are 4426, 6501, 13089, maybe 17314,
some probably day-only or night-only. Time to tune in WWL 870 with
real humans (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1990 monitoring: missed checking
the first USA SWBC, Friday July 12 at 2200 on WRMI 9955; did anyone
hear it?

Confirmed UT Saturday July 13 at 0130 on WRMI 7780, poor in local high
noise level.

Also confirmed Saturday July 13 at 1130 on WRMI 9955, good S9,
immediately following ``Sandunga`` on marimba music fill, no ID break
and no upcut.

Not confirmed Sat July 13 at 1430-1500 on HLR 9485-CUSB via UTwente
--- as usual for weeks now, not even a trace of signal, just huge
splash from 9490 Romania. Haven`t heard from Alan Gale either who
would sometimes hear it in UK when UTwente could not. Next:

1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
2100 UT Saturday WRMI 9955
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 7780-new
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51
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
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780
0930 UT Friday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW

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

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Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:

** U S A. 15180, July 12 at 1920, still no signal from WBCQ-6 500 kW,
the new frequency erroneously registered at 07-10 UT, really meaning
19-22 UT (more below).

9330 is also off at 1936 check. But on in Arabic at 2037, VP S6-S7, so
presumably started at 2000. Off at 2358 retune, but that`s the
antenna-rotation break; *2359:20 amid IS loop, now inbooming and
reopening WLC Radio in English.

7490.18, UT Saturday July 13, can barely detect William Tell Overture
opening `AAAWWW`, due to hi local line noise level. The NRD-545 noise
blanker does a fine job of eliminating the buzz but also makes the
remaining program audio virtually unintelligible. Strangely, someone
on the phone is more readable than AW, so I give up. By 0056 or so I`m
listening to the loud & clear webcast, and some comments sound very
familiar --- is it a repeat? No, by 0100 AW mentions the two new
frequencies 15.180 and 11.705 to be used in daytime once they have
been programmed into the antenna/transmitter. It`s still a work in
progress, which must account for all the downtime in the daytime.

Artie Bigley heard from AW that AAAWWW would be carried on 9330 but
not this time. I`d think the contract would have reserved some hours
for WBCQ`s own programming. John Carver heard it all, and reports:

``Tonight's show on 7490 started on time after a few minutes of fill
music. Allan and Angela in the studio. I move to 5130 as the signal is
much better there. Phone call at 0007 from Freddie. Allan says that in
the future AAWWW will also air on 9330 but tonight is on 7490, 5130
and 3265. Allan refuses to say what the electric bill is for the
superstation but says it's in the high five figures every month. Says
it takes 900 kW for the transmitter to put out 500 kW. Allan got
Freddie off the phone in fifteen minutes this evening.

Another phone call at 0023 moves the conversation to TV. Phone call at
0031 continues the TV discussion. Phone call at 0040 brings us back to
radio. Caller doesn't care for the DSP in most of the new radios today
and wonders if there's any way to bypass it. They also discussed HD
radio and FM. The general consensus was that digital should get out of

It was announced that Angela recorded her first radio commercial today
for their FM station. It was mentioned that construction was ongoing
at the superstation so Angela hasn't been able to plant flowers there.
Some more talk of Angela's gardens. Phone call at 0056 from Pirate Joe
with signal reports. Reading of emails at 0059 and after one email
program was cut off with no closing prayer or comments. Program was
off at 0100 and immediately they went into a rerun of an old AWWW.
John, Mid-North Indiana``

At 1400 July 13 check, 9330 is off again. Apparently no longer
bothering to turn Brother Scare on the old transmitter when the new
one be down; nor have I noticed him at additional hours on 7490+,
continuing at 22-23 weekdays anyway (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING

** U S A. 5800, July 13 at 0532, Oldies at S8 and WRMI ID by Bob, //
9395; secret transmission still missing from the WRMI skedgrid. I
often detect a JBA carrier on 5800, but not often definite modulation.
At this hour only one other transmitter of the 14 is scheduled, 5950
with SMTV, so who knows which of the other dozen, and which antenna
are on 5800, not to mention *why*? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING

This report dispatched at 1616 UT July 13

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