Glenn Hauser logs August 17-18, 2019

Glenn Hauser
 

** CHINA. 12190, Aug 17 at 1323, CNR1 jammer, one of its favorite WOOB
frequencies against unheard Sound of Hope, S6-S8.

13550, Aug 17 at 1324, CNR1 jammer about the same, S6-S8.

13890, Aug 17 at 1328, CNR1 jammer JBA but enough to // 12190.

13920, Aug 17 at 1328, JBA probably also CNR1 jammer.

10920, Aug 17 at 1334, CNR1 jammer, S4-S7, only WOOB one found below
the 12s and 13s.

11785, Aug 17 at 1351, a rare Firedragon music jammer, not // CNR1
mostly talk jammers like 12190, S7-S9; off at 1415 check, but still a
JBA carrier. VOA Philippines in Chinese finishes at 1400, then CRI
Chinese via Kashgar, EAST TURKISTAN takes over and does not get jammed
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 9570, Aug 17 at 1313, CRI Plus English relay with drama is
S9+10/20 but suptorted modulation. Something`s always wrong at
RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13740, Aug 17 at 1327, this RHC is off, while 13700 remains.
Something`s always wrong at RHC.

15140, Aug 17 at 1330, this RHC is off, while a JBA signal remains on
15230. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11850, Aug 18 at 0027, RHC is suptorted here, which makes the
11840 & 11860 spurs even harder to copy; much better modulation on //
11670, 11700, 11760, and 13740. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PHILIPPINES [non]. 9700, Aug 18 at 0024, S9-S6 fadey talk with that
upward lilt so typical of Burmese --- or rather Kachin, which must be
closely related, as this is the legacy RVA service at 0000-0027
transmitted via VATICAN since RVA quit its own shortwave; and
displaying SMG`s remarkable [cap]ability to serve audiences in the
~opposite direxion, about the closest we can get --- not very! --- to
a VR broadcast to North America direct. Then a suspiciously
Christian-sounding hymn before off (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1995 monitoring: Ivo Ivanov, Sofia,
Bulgaria, reports: ``GERMANY, World of Radio #1995 via Hamburger
Lokalradio on August 17:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MExXz76Sak&feature=youtu.be

https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/08/world-of-radio1995-via-hamburger.html
0630-0700 6190 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg CeEu English Sat, weak signal``

Alan Gale, Whitworth, ROCHDALE, England, writes at 1451 UT Sat Aug 17:
``Hi Glenn, At last I am hearing World of Radio on 9485 kHz via HLR
here at home again today, though it's very weak and getting splattered
by the Romanian station. I can confirm that it's definitely you
though``

Yes, I have also been hearing me since 1431 via SDR in Finland you
recommended:
http://oh5ae.dyndns.org:8073/
Audible, but still heavy splash from 9490 Romania, while only the
latter can be heard via UTwente SDR.

Also confirmed Sat Aug 17 at 2100 on WRMI 9955, S9-S7, upcut at ``---
1995`` after IS & ID loop which just came on a minute earlier, I
think.

Also confirmed UT Sun Aug 18 at 0130 on WRMI 5850, VG, after ID and a
bit of ``Sandunga`` music fill overlapping.

Also confirmed UT Sun Aug 18 at 0324 underway on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, MO:
I can tell it`s me but too much storm noise S9+20/30 just south of
here in OK to tell where I am in the episode. Next:

1030 UT Sunday HLR 7265-CUSB Germany [? missing last week] to WSW
2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to NE
0130 UT Monday WRMI 9395 to NNW, 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 6160v? to WSW
0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955 to SSE
0930 UT Monday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW [still hiatus?]
1130 UT Monday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW [still hiatus?]
1816 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania ND
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
0800 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW [2 editions; hiatus?]
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 to SSE
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

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

** U S A [and non]. Kai Ludwig, Germany, has this Aug 17 response on
the WOR io group to my latest WBCQ AAAWWW report:

Ampegon --- Interesting developments --- First, it would be remarkable
if Weiner indeed lost the warranty also for the transmitter, because
it is a Continental. So has Ampegon delivered this product from a
competitor instead of own equipment?
https://twitter.com/AllanWBCQ/status/1146408801794514945

Then there is this:
https://ampegon.com/news/?id=106

Looks as if the scope of this deal can roughly be described as the
Turgi core business. This should include the product line of shortwave
transmitters, both the manufacturing of new ones (and now a picture
emerges what's really behind the babble about delayed transmitter
delivery from WMLK owners) and spare parts for all the equipment
installed under Ampegon, Thales, Thomcast, Thomson brands in the past.
And also for M2W mediumwave transmitters, for those who still have to
live with one. (Not to be confused with S7HP, which as a French
product is a completely different story.)

A bit mysterious is the mention also of Berlin in this PR, because it
is apparent that the Ampegon businesses in Germany are not included,
in particular the Ludwigshafen antenna division, formerly part of
Mannheim divisions of BBC, ABB, Thomcast. The same goes for what
remained of former Telefunken Sendertechnik, last known as Transradio,
which went bankrupt just two years ago. So much for the integration
that was planned by Ampegon, with the TRAM transmitters being the only
product they wanted to continue because they had, after withdrawing
the ill-fated M2W, no mediumwave transmitters to offer anymore.

I guess some scratching heads takes place now here and there. Kai
Ludwig`` (via Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9955, Aug 17 at 1315, NO signal from this WRMI, which is
supposed to run on Saturdays not only until 1400 but beyond. 9395 is
still on with TOMBS, 7570 with music.

15770, Aug 17 at 1341, no WRMI signal here either, but possibly it`s
propagation as Cuba is barely audible on 15230 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9395, UT Sun Aug 18 at 0100, WRMI with IDs for WTND-LP
Macomb, and ``You`ve got The Edge, WQNA, Springfield``, both in IL, as
Mason Vye in Ontario is opening his hour of nothing but rock music,
presumably obscure Canadian. 0111 testimonial from an Alabama listener
who sounds like he is saying ``Nathan Vay Show``. I see on the doomed
WQNA schedule that `The Mason Vye Show`` is correct when only
scheduled at 1 am [0600 UT] Monday. And on WTND at 7 pm Tuesday [0000
UT Wednesday]. Mason later adds WRMI IDs and is glad to be on SW.
Again this week, 0130-0131 his music rudely interrupted by Radio
Tirana IS and a fragment of their opening theme, before cutting back
to Vye rock. Apparently the automation keeps believing it should start
Albania now like most other nights, then thinx better of it.

As for WQNA being doomed:
https://wqnaradio.org/after-nearly-40-years-wqna-is-nearing-the-end/

And looking at the WTND schedule
http://wtnd.org/schedule/
I see something else familiar: remember Tom & Darryl?

``Friday 8 PM-12 AM [UT Sat 01-05] Tom and Darryl Talk Show -Also on
RFD - Radio Free Dishnuts (Call in at 309-588-4687)
http://dishnuts.net/ --- Tune in to hear Technology talk, music,
discussion and an occasional rant.`` WTND has a listen-live button
which may funxion. Repeats Wed at 16-20 UT on WTND. I am wondering if
WTND got the callsign originally to honor Tom `N` Darryl? (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5085, Sat Aug 17 circa 2320, I am first hearing signs of a
WTWW-2 signal here; QRX for `Theater Organ in the Ozarx` at 2330 ----
NO, rock music, allegedly on request, keeps playing past 2400, also on
the webcast. Maybe Ted got tired of replaying old episodes? And we
know where his musical priorities really lie. That`s OK; tho I love
theatre organ music especially in stereo, this timing always competed
with two or three other things I want to get --- not including pirates
Saturday nights this week since my high line noise level of S9+10/20
is back below 9 MHz! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 0413 UT August 18

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