Glenn Hauser logs September 1-2, 2019

Glenn Hauser

** BAHAMAS [non]. 1540, Sept 2 at 0520 UT, try to hear ZNS which is
reported still on air from Nassau, outside the hurricane, and which
should be on emergency non-direxional antenna making it more audible
in USA --- but no trace of it vs two Spanish stations, likely Texans,
and English, KXEL IA, etc. The only other Bahamian MW is 810 ZNS-3 in
Freeport, now listed as gospel format so not normally relaying Nassau;
rather dedicated to praying away Dorian? cursory check there not
expecting to hear it even if not yet blown off (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX

** CUBA. 11760, Sept 1 at 2134, RHC is dead air; 11850 just barely
modulated, 9640 undermodulated. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn

** CUBA. 9640, Sunday September 1 at 2253, RHC `En Contacto`, Arnie
with ham news, citing a postal address in Matanzas -- pen pal? 2253
Marta introduces a fibre-optic connexion --- big deal! --- to Arnie
for propagation info, but he`s soon mumbling something about
Zacatecas, QSL on-the-air? 2257 outro (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING

** CUBA. 6100, UT Monday September 2 at 0510, RHC English starting
`DXers Unlimited`, initially about Dorian which is totally missing
Cuba, but Arnie recalls previous storms and ham activity. This
frequency barely strong enough vs HLNL, not 6165 or 6000; normally
strongest would be 5040 but it seems still to be in wrong language,
Spanish. DXUL upwraps already at 0518. Something`s always wrong at RHC

** INTERNATIONAL WATERS [and non]. Further chex for the Hurricane
Watch Net finally get something, Sept 2 at 2137: 14325-USB, reading a
notice in Spanish with rainfall predixions in pulgadas, VP fading out
and in.

7268-LSB, also VP, in English at 2138 Sept 2 reading a warning.
Constant monitoring might turn up real-time reports from places being

Dino Bloise, FL, reported early UT Sept 2: ``Confirmed. The Net is
Active on 7268 LSB, 0015 UT operated by AC0ML`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX

** OKLAHOMA. 1490, Sept 1 at 1434 UT check, KMFS Guthrie is *still*
open carrier/dead air. Ditto at 2248 UT Sept 1 and 1753 UT Sept 2
(Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. RF 17 DTV, Sept 2 at 1400 UT, after a week of total
breakup, trying to cram multiple satellite channels, K17JN-D Enid has
been fixed but still anomalous. Now both the STBox and the Sanyo DTV
get the same subchannels, no longer the extra ones up to -202.

This is obviously still our local K17JN-D satellator from same site
just west of Enid, N of Chestnut Ave, W of Boomer and E of St Hwy

But now it`s identifying as KCYH-LD!!! and remapping to ch 41!!!
That`s really the Clarion Broadcasting Group parent station in Ardmore
at the other side of Oklahoma. FCC TV Query shows it on RF 34, but a
CP for 41, and yes, that CP is still at G.C. for Ardmore, not Enid;
and FCC still lists K17JN-D with its near-Enid G.C.

When tuned directly to 41-2 and 41-4, the STB shows no signal on RF
34, but that may be saved from some DX long ago.

Here`s the lineup now, not breaking up at all:

41-1, KCYH-LD, 3ABN bug LR
41-2, [blank]
41-3, AmFacts, AFTV bug LR with Unsupported Audio Codec on the Sanyo
41-4, [blank]
41-5, Hope201, Hope Channel bug UR
41-6, LLBN-EN, HisWord bug LR
41-7, 3ABN-RD, Audio only
41-8, 3ABN-RL, Audio only, Spanish
41-9, Radio74, Audio only, English
And nothing further (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ROMANIA. 6040, Sept 2 at 0043, JBA carrier presumed RRI English to
N America, but not detected on // 7375. My high local noise level
combines with degraded propagation, but Ivo has also been reporting
some of their transmitters off the air the past few days.

RRI also plans to close down shortwave!!! Here`s translation of the
union`s objexion, from the press agency, originally via Roberto

``Press release - MediaSind 2019-08-26 14:40:17

Play [button to javascript: is there really audio of this in Rom.?]


The Romanian Syndicate of Journalists MediaSind, through the Radio
Romania Branch, expresses its concern at the intention of the SRR
president-general director, Georgică Severin, to suspend the shortwave
broadcast of the Radio Romania International station.

Due to the superficiality with which the responsible factors of the
institution treated the problem of the allocated budget, the Romanian
Broadcasting Society lost, at the last rectification, 10 million lei,
an amount without which the good functioning of the company cannot be

In order to cover this consistent deficit, according to some public
statements of the President - General Manager, the expenses with the
shortwave transmitters owned by Radiocom, which broadcasts Radio
Romania International (RRI) programs in 13 languages, would be cut.

The 'solution' to closing the shortwave emission, even if it is the
most handy, having immediate effect, is a totally wrong one. Indeed,
as hypocritically motivated by the Georgica Severin decision, these
transmitters are not useful in the country, with the expansion of the
FM network.

The gravity of the decision of the Radio management is, however, a
huge one, undermining even the national interest, with which even
Georgică Severin has no right to play. Let us not forget that Romania
has the second diaspora in the world, as a percentage of the
population, after Syria. From the recent estimates of the Ministry for
Romanians Everywhere, around the country live about 9.7 million
countrymen whom we have to treat as Romanians with full rights, who
have the right to information, including by Radio Romania

The head of the SRR, Georgică Severin, had to make energetic and
repeated requests from the Government in order to obtain sufficient
funds for the good functioning of the institution, including for the
antennas, taking into account the future presidential elections of
2019 and parliamentary from 2020. Why Is the main means of
transmitting messages to Romanians abroad exactly during this
pre-election period being abolished? Should we consider this gesture
merely as a sign of disrespecting the diaspora?

On the other hand, it should be noted that RRI issues programs for the
Aromanian communities in the world, as well as for foreigners, in
general, interested in Romania and the geographical area in which we
are, RRI being thus an efficient polyglot software soft diplomacy
tool. .

Let us not forget then that the shortwave broadcast has a strategic
character, because, in case of necessity, of disasters, of calamities,
but also of suspension, by hostile decisions of Romania, of the
Internet, the Romanian state can communicate with the Romanians from
abroad and with the world at large. As it is known, the Internet is
extremely vulnerable to political decisions. Also, in the case of
catastrophic floods, earthquakes, conflicts, short waves remain the
only reliable way to communicate with the world.

Therefore, the idea of ​​stopping the shortwave broadcast, coupled
with another simplistic idea that RRI will successfully broadcast on
the Internet, can produce serious effects, jeopardizing Romania's
national security.

Exiting the Internet only means, in fact, closing the RRI station,
which is in contravention of Law 41. According to art. 1 of the law,
SRR makes programs for abroad, not online content; broadcast means
radio broadcast, not online!

The exit of the RRI from the shortwave frequencies (this is a heritage
of about 7,000 frequencies that are traded biannually by international
broadcasters) will result in the loss of frequencies in favor of other
countries. At the same time, Radiocom stations in Ţigăneşti, Săftica
and Galbeni, where the 5 stations used for RRI are located, will be
closed and Radiocom employees will be relocated or even fired. And as
according to a harmful Romanian tradition, any provisional decision
becomes final, it is hard to believe that it will return to the
previous situation, to the issuance on short waves, even if the
Government would allocate the necessary funds.

Closing the shortwave transmitters, without offering other means of
transmission in exchange, would practically equate to the
disappearance of the station; radio means broadcast on radio waves,
analog or digital; a station on the Internet is no longer radio, it's
just a multimedia product.

The next logical step, after a possible shutdown of the shortwave
emission at RRI, will be the personnel restructuring. See the unhappy
experience with Radio3Net station, which is only online and
experimentally on DAB, in Bucharest, which has under-sized staff, even
under the conditions of online production.

We consider that giving up the short wave, in whole or in part, is not
a decision that falls within the competence of a president-general
director because it concerns Romania's strategic interests. In this
situation, the CSAT opinion should be requested and, in the
Parliament, the Law on the organization and functioning of the SRR
should be changed. Or, Georgică Severin is far from having the
agreement of these institutions.

The role of RRI has been and is very important: promoting the country
abroad and spreading Romania's opinions worldwide. By giving up any
transmitter, whether from long, short or medium waves, the main object
of activity of the SRR is affected, which is the realization and
dissemination of programs (according to art. 15 of law 41).

Taking into account the serious situation that could arise as a result
of the decision of the head of SRR, MediaSind Radio Romania requests
the Parliament of Romania to intervene in an emergency regime to stop
the destruction of the Radio Romania International station.

Communication Department MediaSind Bucharest, August 26, 2019``

RRI has NOT been totally closed down yet, as some posts imply!

``6040 in French on-air now; 7420 in Romanian on-air now. Logs at
0102-0128 UT Sep 2, 2019. Greetings, José Ronaldo Xavier, Cabedelo-PB,

Here`s the full A-19 schedule of RRI, to keep checking out:

However, Ivo Ivanov: ``Frequency change of RRInter from August 20:
1100-1156 NF 11990 TIG 300 kW / 307 deg to WeEu English, ex 15130
11990 is unregistered in HFCC Database, but mentioned on RRI site
11990 is inactive at present, but here my two videos on August 27
1000-1056 on 9790 GAL 300 kW / 285 deg to WeEu French - inactive``

If Romanian SW sites be totally closed, IRRS will also be out of luck
for relays such as 7290 for WORLD OF RADIO Mondays at 1816.5; maybe
they will switch to Secretbrod, Bulgaria? (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1997 monitoring: confirmed Sunday
Sept 1 at 2155 the 2130 on WRMI 7780, fair, only by checking UTwente
SDR toward which it`s aimed; at 2130 only a JBA carrier here, not
enough to audiblize even with noise reduxion.

Also confirmed UT Monday September 2 at 0130 on WRMI 9395, S7-S9; and
JBA in HLNL on 7780. (Neither of these audible at UTWente SDR, 0150)

Also confirmed UT Monday September 2 at 0230 on WRMI 7780, S9+10 vs
HNLN, after ``Everglades`` ID.

Also confirmed UT Monday September 2 from 0320 until 0329.5 concluding
Area 51 webcast which must have started almost on-time 0300; as for
WBCQ 5130.4, JBA carrier at earlier 0249 check in HLNL, nor could
detect any signal on 6160v. BTW, 5130.4 not making it to UTwente SDR.

Also confirmed UT Monday September 2 at 0330 on WRMI webcast,
interrupting canned ID so WOR Opening is not upcut. Earlier at 0313
check, 9955 was VP S3-S4.

Tim Gaynor posted a late decision to keep Unique Radio on 5045-USB
instead of 3210 on his first day back on air, including WOR at 0930 &
1130 Monday September 2. Next:

Confirmed Monday September 2 at 1816.5 on IRRS 7290 via ROMANIA, VG
after 1813 open carrier, 1814 JIP fragment report about testing
patients for some illness, 1815 cut to Aïda, 1816.5, WOR 1997 starts
[doomed? See ROMANIA]

0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
0800 UT Tuesday Unique Radio NSW 5045- or 3210-USB ND [2 episodes]
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 to SSE
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

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

** U S A. 1090, Sept 2 at 0248 UT, dead-air, loops E-W, no doubt KAAY
Little Rock again; understation something in Spanish, most likely KMXA
Aurora CO, ESPN-D, 50000/500 watts (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING

** U S A. 1130, Sept 1 at 2248 UT, and Sept 2 at 1754 UT chex, music
from KLEY Wellington KS, still not off the air again (Glenn Hauser,

This report dispatched at 1821 UT September 2

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