Glenn Hauser logs February 21-22, 2021


Glenn Hauser
 

** CUBA. 5040, UT Mon Feb 22 at 0240, RHC tropical, not in dead air,
managing to modulate for a change! So I can listen to `En Contacto`
which has just started, via Bonaire SDR. Main topic is generic info
about amateur satellites starting with OSCAR; a few QSLs on the air
and mention that ``Arnaldo Coro está nuevamente colaborando en el
programa``. I was listening to hear exactly what they said since
Claudio Galaz, Chile reported Coro was greeted on the previous airing
at 2344-2359 on 13740. So apparently Arnie is better; however he was
still missing from the closing credits. At 0252 onward to the medical
show (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** GERMANY. Trying the weblink roger had provided for more Radio Amrum
programming at 1900-2030 Feb 21: stereo rock music at first, nothing
about Amrum and of course DJ in German only. 1911 finally something
about Amrum, 1915 mention nostalgie; 2025 again about Amrum (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2074 monitoring: confirmed Sunday February 21
from 2300:22 on Area 51 via WBCQ 6160v; first at 2257, IS & ID loop at
S7-S9 via KB0FX SDR; in SAM mode carrier offset at first varying
around minus 62 Hz, i.e. 6159.938, but at 2319 recheck it`s minus
70-76 Hz, i.e. 6159.927v. Maybe a warmup factor, drifting down slowly
and slightly? I guess the WBCQ skews are due to crystal control, hard
to grind precisely, rather than frequency synthesis.

Also confirmed UT Mon Feb 22 at 0030 on WRMI 7730, VG S9+20 direct.

Also confirmed UT Mon Feb 22 at 0230 on WRMI 5800, S9+20/30 to KB0FX;
and 7780, S9+20 to Virginia SDR, but unusually not making it at all to
UTwente with a K-index of 4 - which nonetheless is not producing
auroral cx on MW, e.g. WCCO 830 still in well. Also confirmed on WRN
web/satcast. Next:

1901 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Bulgaria to WNW, 594-Italy
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
2300 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S

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** U S A. 9385, Feb 22 at 0020, WEWN English is unusually strong S9+20
with splash and artifacts down to 9375 especially around 9382.
Anything similar on the plus side obscured by 9395 WRMI (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

** U S A. The #1 TV program I must never miss is `Sunday Morning`, on
CBS. When I first moved back to OK in the `90s, I discovered that the
CBS affiliate in OKC was not even airing it! Instead, gospel huxters:
after all, it`s --- Sunday morning. So I prevailed on a friend of mine
in Albuquerque to record and mail the tapes to me. Fortunately, KWTV
eventually started carrying it. Trouble is, the live airtime of 8-9:30
CT is unfortunately early for a night owl who would like to doze at
least until 9:00. Timer record? Yes, if you want to leave the cable
box and its spurs on all night; and KWTV cannot be depended on not to
shunt it to its substation KSBI if there be BREAKING NEWS or WEATHER.
Which meant I had to wake up by 8:00 to be sure to start the recording
on correct channel.

One week recently I did run the timer and got burned, so I had to go
after CBS SM on the website. As I reported at the time, it was
off-putting with rough interruptions for the same group of commercials
at every break. Even when started on time last week, my tape ran out
early so I had to get the last third from the website. Then I was
pleasantly surprised to find an adless stream which lasted only 62
minutes for the whole show and I could skip ahead to the last part I
had missed. So assuming that setup continue, I decide now to rely on
watching full episodes ASAP during following week at
https://www.cbsnews.com/sunday-morning/

OR NOT: now I find that altho there are clearly labeled linx to ``Full
Episode Feb 21``, you only get the first segment before it defaults to
``live`` CBSN. You have to keep going back to the SM page and clicking
anew on each segment, hoping not to miss anything altho they add up to
less than 62. OTOH one can easily skip occasional items about stupid
ballgames, which infested Superbowl Sunday. BTW, altho Suddenlink
cable provides many shows on demand from CBS and other networks, SM
has never been included (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 2959.839, Feb 22 at 0349, JBA carrier unseems birdie,
again suspecting a second harmonic from a Latin American MW 1479.9195
but nothing that far off in mwoffsets (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0539 UT February 22

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