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Glenn Hauser logs August 16-17, 2019

Glenn Hauser
 

** CUBA. 15140, Aug 16 at 1557 on caradio, RHC modulation is quite
suptorted! = suppressed and distorted. WTP = wiggle that patchcord.
Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1995 monitoring: missed confirmed on first SW
airing, Fri Aug 16 at 2200 on WRMI 9955; anyone hear it?

Confirmed UT Sat August 17 at 0130 on WRMI 7780, poor in noise and I
think a brief upcut, unusual on this frequency. Next:
0629vUT Saturday HLR 6190-CUSB Germany to WSW
1000 UT Saturday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW [Aug 17? alt. weeks]
[has been off for repairs since Aug 4 tfn]
1430 UT Saturday HLR 9485-CUSB Germany ND
1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
2100 UT Saturday WRMI 9955 to SSE
0130 UT Sunday WRMI 5850 to NW
0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315] ND
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. 9330.000, Aug 16 at 2030, S9+10/20 bigsig with C&W music ---
the WBCQ Superstation is back! I was rather expecting this since Allan
Weiner twitted earlier today that his show tonight would be on 9330
plus the other four frequencies. Must be warming up for that. Two or
three tunes without a break, but with considerable selective fading
distortion, and some separate modulation/peak distortion. 2037
mentions ``Classic Country`` and adstring for businesses in Woodstock
(New Brunswick nearby, not NY!), about powerline construxion along
I-95, Fredericton, Houlton, Aroostook Milling Co; 2042 weather in F
and C, ``Kixx FM``, back to music. Kixx FM = WBCQ-FM 94.7, Monticello
ME, 6/6 kW with classic country.

7490.207v, Aug 16 at 2045 I check another BCQ and to my horror
discover my local high line noise is back, but fortunately cutting off
and on, not yet near-continuous, but probably will be again unless we
get some more rain since August 12. While noise is off I can tell 7490
is on and measure it, JBA with talk not //, presumably `Financial
Survival`. Nothing audible on 6160v or 5130v this early before dark.

9330, another country music block ends ends at 2050, more adstring
mentioning Houlton, Highway 2 exit 191, Woodstock. Makes us thankful
that except when test-simulcasting the local FM, WBCQ SW frequencies
are not full of commercials useless to us. Recheck at 2102, now it`s
joined 7490.2 for `Behaviour Night` music, audiblizing this program
for once, altho unfortunately I do not have time to keep listening to
it. 2332 recheck, again with ``Kixx FM`` country music.

9330, at 2359 Aug 16, program switching briefly with what sounds like
``radioserpentine.com`` but must have been the scheduled on 7490
``Radio FKB Sermon Time``! Then 0000 UT Sat Aug 17, cut to ``William
Tell Overture``. Yes, now I can tell it`s // JBA on 7490v, 6160v and
5130v. He soon confirms 9330 is on with the full 500 kW. This week I
won`t have to strain to hear it on 7490. ``Tom is kinda like the CE of
the Super-station``. Kinda?

Anyhow, they`ve got the SS back on air after a month, despite all the
problems with it he was complaining about last week, and more this
week: It runs on Winders 10. Needed to sit down when the first
electric bills arrived, in 5 or 6 figures (meaning: $100K, more or
less, a month?). Is replying to usual caller. Confirms 9330 is now on
the same 245 degree azimuth as all the others. During the earlier test
this afternoon, AW was checking various SDRs and found it was getting
in well to Iceland, Europe, South Africa, Vancouver BC, etc.

The rotatable antenna manufacturer, Ampegon, went bankrupt and was
bought by Cesstron (sounds like?). No, it`s Cestron. found it:

http://www.cestron.de/
Communication Engineering Services and Electronics
[now what would that be in German and acronymed?]

News Release, Berlin, 14 August 2019
CESTRON announces acquisition of strategic assets from Ampegon and AM
Broadcast. . .
http://www.cestron.de/News?PHPSESSID=d7f905e03b6f42ec0682119c7364e63b

AW says Cestron has $300K worth of spare parts for WBCQ which he hopes
to be able to get. Another problem is that WBCQ has NO documentation
about the antenna. Cestron is rehiring most of the old Ampegon
engineers, and hopes they will come to WBCQ by end of August and get
to work [earlier info was that WBCQ would have to pay for their
airfare and lodging.]

The antenna will cover all bands 5.9 to 28 [sic] MHz, but each
frequency must be pre-programmed into it with proper antenna tuning
unit settings, etc. Need documentation on exactly how to do that
correctly.

It`s all servo-controlled. More AC on the transmitter has been
installed. AW would still prefer plate modulation. Tom replaced power
supply modules. Something about ground-strapping required for
lightning protexion. All this brand-new equipment should have been
under warranty, but that went away with the bankruptcy, which he hears
was not a ``nice`` transition.

Question, what is the reflected power of the 500 kW? No more than 2
kW, and it has to be that low. Is it safe to be near the antenna? Yes,
no problem since you are under the beam which is going out at an
upward tilt of 10-15-20 degrees.

He starts to talk about Woodstock (NY, not NB), at 0021, but of course
interrupted by another caller, gets into political discussion which he
often says he is trying to avoid.

0024, I recheck the other frequencies while the HLNL abates, and find
that they are not synchronized, why not? approx.:
7490+ is 28 seconds ahead of 9330
6160v is 29 seconds ahead of 9330 --- well, maybe in margin of error
5130v is 2 seconds ahead of 9330
3265v is still a JBA carrier, can`t tell

0054, answering another question about music licensing and royalties
like on domestic stations? NO, does not apply to US SW stations which
technically are broadcasting to a foreign audience, like Mexico where
WBCQs are aimed. 0100 canned auto legal ID by self interrupts, but the
live AW is not finished, as just now he starts going thru e-mail.
Larry Will advises of the hum on phone line worst on 9330, and AW says
that is due to processing and superior low-frequency response.

0107 finally to benedixion, and concludes saying that World`s Last
Chance will be on air shortly, 100% programming 9330, while plenty of
time is for sale, cheap on the other ``classic`` frequencies. 0111
canned s/off announcement and 9330 turned off* immediately.

But 6160v and 7490v stay on with music, seemingly //, while 5130v
stays on with something else, talk. By 0130 recheck, 6160v & 7490v are
now BSing, and 5130v something-elseing.

If that was too much for you, here`s John Carver`s summary:

``Tonight's show started on time. This evening I'm listening on 6160
as 7490 had a very poor signal. Moved to 5130 when some hets started
on 6160 and eventually moved to 9330. Allan states that they're on all
five frequencies this evening including full power on the new
transmitter. First phone call at 0007 from Freddie. Next call at 0016
was a prank call. Another phone call at 0022 interrupted a discussion
about Woodstock. Phone call was about Trump.

Back to Woodstock talk after the call. Phone call at 0053 with a
question about whether or not SW stations had to pay royalties on the
music they played. Reading of emails at 0101. Closing prayer at 0107
and program was off the air at 0110. No new information on the
superstation this evening. Just a rehash of old information. John
Mid-North Indiana`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. At first: UNIDENTIFIED. 1180, Aug 16 at 0602 UT, Spanish
looping roughly E/W, i.e. between WHAM baseball talk to the ENE and
Rebelde echojammers to the SE. Seems like norteña music at first, but
between tunes several times, about 0608, 0611, 0614, super-hype
voice-actor intones ``99.9``; sometimes there may have been a slogan
just before that, but I just cannot copy it. Only when aimed E/W on
the DX-398 do I get a LAH, and with BFO comparing to 1170 and 1190,
it`s clear that this station is the one slightly off-frequency plus+.
Rearoused at 0637 UT, this time it sounds more like ``99.3``, so can`t
rule that out. And zzz.

This angle pretty well rules out Mexico, but trouble is, no likely US
stations are SS on 1180 per last year`s NRC AM Log. Maybe this year`s,
when it comes, will have the answer. It`s yet another that considers
AM only an expendable appendage of FM, tail wagging dog. IRCA Mexican
Log does not have any 1180 matches to either FM frequency.

Reverse search, looking up in the WTFDA FM Database all the 99.9s in
the USA in Spanish, shows none of them correlated with an ``origin``
on an 1180 station. But along the DF axis, in case there has been a
format flip, we do find a station in Arkansas, KTUV 1440 Little Rock
with 99.9 translators in both Rogers and Little Rock. Yet shown with
non-matching formats and slogans: K260DT Little Rock, regional
Mexican; and K260CS Rogers, Spanish hits, Las Americas Radio 1440. But
the only AR station on 1180 is unrelated, non-SS and over by Memphis
TN, WGUE, CLassic Rock format.

Before checking same for 99.3, I try radio-locator.com, on WGUE, and
by golly, there it is:

``WGUE-AM 1180 kHz
Turrell, Arkansas
"La Jefa"
Station Format: Regional Mexican

Website:
http://www.lajefa993.com/

Station Owner:
Butron Media Corporation
3654 Park Ave.
Memphis, TN 38111
Phone: 901-437-5993
Fax: 901-454-1027

WGUE-AM Technical Details:
Station Status Licensed Class D
Digital Status Analog only
Area of Coverage View Daytime Coverage Map, View Nighttime Coverage
Map, View Critical Hours Coverage Map
Hours of Operation Unlimited
Antenna Mode Directional - 3 Patterns
Daytime Power 5000 Watts
Nighttime Power 26 Watts
Critical Hours Power 3500 Watts
Number of Towers 2
Transmitter Location 35° 08' 31" N, 90° 08' 06" W
License Granted October 20 2017
License Expires June 01 2020
Last FCC Update December 01 2017
WGUE-AM also broadcasts its primary channel from these 2 transmitters
W257CY 99.3 FM Memphis, TN (99 watts)
K268DA 101.5 FM Memphis, TN (250 watts)``

The nighttime coverage map for 1180 shows it almost circular, the 26
watts barely reaching adjacent counties from a + site barely on the AR
side of the River near West Memphis (despite the W-call):
https://radio-locator.com/cgi-bin/pat?call=WGUE&service=AM&h=N
Hey, how does that fare against the 500+kW from Cuba (adding up powers
in WRTH, plus more unknown). Well, at least they make it to Enid!

Then to WTFDA search for all the SS on 99.3 --- no, not there nor
anything else likely. But since we have the call W257CY, going
directly to that, voilà:

``W257CY WGUE-1180 99.3 MEMPHIS TN USA 0.099 0.099 290.0 0.0 35-09-16
89-49-20 REGIONAL MEXICAN LA JEFA 99.3``

It did not show up in the Spanish search since there is no entry in
the field for language. I`m sure this must be it; everything fits
except hearing it if really on legal night power. Note the FM power
is, what else, also ``99` watts.

So as much as we decry AM stations abandoning their identity to a
paltry FM translator, even to the extent of `branding`` only on the FM
frequency --- in this case it leads to an ID, while SHVA shouts of
``11-80`` would not have, since we already know it`s obviously on
1180.

If all this sound vaguely familiar, it`s related to WUMY 830 sale
etc., as explained in DXLD 18-44
http://www.w4uvh.net/dxld1844.txt
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 0434 UT August 17

Glenn Hauser logs August 14-15-16, 2019

Glenn Hauser
 

But mainly Aug 15 with bits before and after

Last time I had lots of logs, but they were not ``lots`` as typoed in
the subject line

** ANGUILLA. 6090, Aug 16 at 0159, CB is on with gospel music break;
fits into the PMS schedule ``Friday Midnight to 4 am Nighttime 6.090
MHz`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6000, Aug 16 at 0200, RHC English is S9+10/20 but JBM /
suptorted; // 6165 is undermod but sufficient if you really want to
listen to it. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA. 7254.9, Aug 15 at 0620, no signal from VON in Hausa; it
was there 24 hours earlier, routinely non-logged (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. Re my previous report about an electronic billboard
advertising that Rush and Sean were coming to FM in Enid, i.e. CP for
a new KGWA 960 translator on 100.9:

At a stoplight a few days later I watch the billboard longer: loads
of local bizzes flashing but not KGWA by the golight; however, the
billboard itself is owned by its parent, Williams Broadcasting,
following the Clear Channel model! Hmmm, could they add a Part 15
transmitter to the sign? Ooooh (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 12030, Thu Aug 15 at 2155, REE is AWOL from ME frequency
before closing time; Spanish still on 11940 for S America and //
stronger 9690 for N America (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 9830, Aug 15 at 2200, VOT is on today starting correct
language English with timesignal about 3 seconds slow, but VP signal
vs RTTY which hasn`t stopped quite yet (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1994 monitoring: confirmed
Wednesday August 14 at 2100 on WRMI 9955, S9-S6 after IS & ID loop. By
my watch & WWV, started about half a second late, but still upcut
picking me up at ``---with World of Radio 19-94---``. Cannot hear
simulcast on WBCQ 7490 at first, but soon confirmed L&C on webcast;
and finally at 2126, enough signal S3-S5 on 7490+ direct to tell it`s
about 1 second behind 9955, or 4-5 words. Of course, no WBCQ sigs to
be detected circa 9330, 6160 or 5130; some weeks ago this emission was
duplicated on 5130+ but probably anomalous.

Also confirmed UT Thursday August 15 at 0100 on WRMI 7780, poor in
storm noise but still no line noise.

WORLD OF RADIO 1995 contents: Albania [non], Antarctica, Australia,
Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brasil, Bulgaria, Cuba, France, Germany, Hungary,
Iran non, Kashmir non, Korea South, Kuwait, Niger, Nigeria, Sikkim,
Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, USA, Vatican, Zambia; and the propagation
outlook

WOR 1995 audible, downloadable by 2359 UT Thursday August 15, and
ready for first SW broadcasts Friday August 16:

(mp3 stream) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor1995.m3u
(mp3 download) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor1995.mp3
Or via http://www.worldofradio.com/audiomid.html
Also linx to podcast services.

[Sorry, there is some rumble in the last 10 minutes; having some
problems with my recording gear]

The shortwave broadcasts should be:

2200 UT Friday WRMI 9955 to SSE
0130 UT Saturday WRMI 7780 to NE
0629vUT Saturday HLR 6190-CUSB Germany to WSW
1000 UT Saturday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW [Aug 17? alt.
weeks]
[has been off for repairs since Aug 4 tfn]
1430 UT Saturday HLR 9485-CUSB Germany ND
1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
2100 UT Saturday WRMI 9955 to SSE
0130 UT Sunday WRMI 5850 to NW
0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315] ND
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. 7490.180, Aug 16 at 0154 tune-in to S9+10/20 of dead air,
then Brother Scare cuts on WBCQ. Apparently he starts at 0100 on the
five nights a week when nothing else is scheduled, still nothing at:
http://wbcq.com/schedule/index.php?fn=sked&freq=7490
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15550-USB, Aug 14 at 1425, JBA gospel music, 1427 gospel
huxter, piano hymn, alternating talk and hymns past 1435, as WJHR has
jumped again from 15555-USB. IIRC 15550 was its original frequency
when first on the air; has occasionally resumed it for no discernible
reason --- in fact, counterproductive as 15555 has been clear of other
broadcasters during WJHR`s 14-22 span, while 15550 is not. Notably
Radio Dabanga via Vatican at 1529-1557. At 1808 still a trace of it on
15550-USB.

As recently as August 9 I had WJHR on 15555-USB when it was on the air
early at 1357. Also checked August 15 at 1408, JBA on 15550-USB. At
1529 I do hear Dabanga/Vatican JBA carrier but not WJHR here nor on
15555. Aoki/NDXC already shows WJHR on 15550 only, while EiBi and HFCC
show 15555 only (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1995, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** U S A. 5830, Aug 15 at 0627, WTWW-1 is off, and not heard on 9475
either; lower propagation is OK from neighbor 5935 WWCR. Circa 1630
check, 9475 is off, and not heard on 5830 either (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Area tropo August 14 at 1430-1500+ UT in the 200 km range
finds best signal on RF 45 which turns out to be KSNW `3` Wichita,
altho Hepburn map implies Tulsa would be more likely, if KOTV still be
on 45 (my screen first defaults to remembered 6-1, then corrects to
3-1). Other Bad signals correlate with Wichita market: 31, 26, 10,
8.

Also an intriguing one on RF 32: in OK and KS a bunch of translators
or LDs, including an imaginary in Enid; only one full power 135 kW,
KRSU Claremore, ex-35. Meanwhile I snap some photos of KSNW:
Now we know why the Today Third Hour is delayed until the fourth hour,
i.e. after 1500 UT: they insert syndicated Live with Kelly and Ryan.
Is it really, or just has to air everywhere at 9 am local?
http://www.w4uvh.net/KSNW1.jpg
Also some breakups for pixyllated DTV art:

http://www.w4uvh.net/KSNW2.jpg
http://www.w4uvh.net/KSNW3.jpg
http://www.w4uvh.net/KSNW4.jpg
http://www.w4uvh.net/KSNW5.jpg
You may also see edges of a window and another screen in background;
tilt. You should have seen the art that got away! (Glenn Hauser, Enid
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VATICAN. 17530, Aug 15 at 1334, JBA carrier and then JBA talk is
the OSOB and SSOB, but what? HFCC shows only VOA Somali via SMG;
nothing audible at 1407 during the break until Botswana start English
at 1500, but during which VOA Grimesland might do a weekday carrier
test (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

this report dispatched at 0436 UT August 16

Glenn Hauser lots August 11-12-13-14, 2019

Glenn Hauser
 

** ALBANIA. 9570, Aug 13 at 0023, CRI English relay is reactivated at
S9+10, also // 6020, which we ``need`` before Cuban relay start at
0100 on 9580.

Yay, my high local line noise level is off, after a rainy day, washing
off the transformers and insulators? Now I can DX below 9 MHz and hear
more clearly the storm noise levels! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 11855.734v, Aug 13 at 2217, R. Aparecida, S4-S5 in
Brazuguese talk, splitting right here at the moment, edging a bit
further away from 11850.0 RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BULGARIA. 5900, Aug 14 at 0225, Arabish talk mixed with variety
bits of music including Debussy, S9+20, 0229 I have to check something
else so missed an ID or sign-off. At 0200-0230 per Aoki/NDXC,
Kostinbrod carries the Dardasha 7 program of Bible Voice: not
0300-0330 as in EiBi.

At 0230 I`m back to hear dead air; 0231 fade-up slowly: Brother
HyStairical, so obviously it`s Secretbrod. At this hour he`s also on
(at least) 7490+ WBCQ; 7570 & 7730 WRMI (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 9155, Aug 13 at 1255, Chinese dialog at S5-S8, presumed CNR1
jammer; cursory check finds no more WOOB ones higher (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also ALBANIA

** CUBA. 6100, Aug 13 at 0510, RHC English is S9+20/30 but
undermodulated & distorted; 6165 is S9+10 and very undermodulated but
not distorted; 6000 is S9+10, very undermodulated and suptorted; and
5040 is in Spanish instead of English. Strikeout! S9+10/20 with hum.
5025, Radio Rebelde at 0521 is also somewhat distorted. Something`s
always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6000, Aug 13 at 0233, RHC English is S9+10 but just barely
modulated and suptorted; slightly better on the only // 6165 (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 1300, Aug 13 at 0551, ID right away at tune-in, ``Radio
Mexicana, 1,300 AM`` and shortly an oración. That`s XEP in Juárez.
Sounding much more like 38 kW day power than 200 watts night, per
WRTH, which also calls this ``Fiesta Mexicana`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** SAUDI ARABIA. 11820.05, Aug 13 at 2220, soporific Qur`aning
lullabyes my nap (a compliment, not a criticism), poor signal
gradually improves by when I rouse at 2245. I also wonder if each
cantor ad-libs the notes, or if certain words and phrases are always
sung the same way? Translations of the Qur`an do exist, so would it be
OK for someone to recite those musically in e.g. English? Something
one never hears (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 9830, Aug 13 at 2217, NO signal from Voice of Turkey,
English to North America. As Ivo says, Something`s always wrong at
Emirler. Maybe they got it going in time to broadcast the wrong
language, German, after 2300? Did not recheck today. Propagation OK
with Saudi and Spain making it well (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** U S A.. 8137-USB, Aug 13 at 1252, the yacht weather advice guy from
WCY Lakeland FL, weak and also audible on weaker // 12350-USB (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1994 monitoring: not confirmed Sunday August
11 at 2130 on WRMI since 7780 is a JBA carrier vs high noise level,
but confirmed in NB by Richard Langley: ``2130 World of Radio #1994;
again, last sentences cut off by transition music``.

Confirmed UT Monday August 12 at 0130 on WRMI 9395, good S9+10, as
always following outdated ``Son-Power Radio worldband from studios of
WRMI on 5850, 7455! and 9395`` ID at 0129, and a pause. Also on poor
7780.

Also confirmed UT Mon Aug 12 at 0230 on WRMI 7780, audible in HNL.

Also confirmed UT Mon Aug 12 starting late after JL on Area 51 webcast
at 0304:45; at 0328 check via WBCQ 5130.35, S9+10 including HNL. (also
detect a JBA carrier on 6160.75: is that WBCQ, and me?)

Also confirmed UT Mon Aug 12 at 0330 on WRMI 9955, VG S9+20.

Also confirmed UT Tue Aug 13 at 0100 on WRMI 7780, fair S7-S9. Next:
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
BTW, since I last checked, WOR has been dropped without the courtesy
of a notice from ACB Radio Mainstream as their programming seems to
have been revamped (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7570, Aug 13 at 1243, SMTV via WRMI, S9+10/20 Chinese drama,
or is it Cantonese; announcement at 1249 sounds more like Vietnamese
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9475 & 5830, Aug 13 at 2211 check, WTWW-1 is AWOL from both
possible frequencies (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1160, Aug 13 at 0540 UT, now that my local line noise is
off, I can tell that KSL SLC is still running IBOC noise, peaking
below KSAL around 1147 and above KFAQ about 1173. Nothing further from
KSL about its weakened(?) signal (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** U S A. 1210, Aug 12 at 0625 UT, I`m still trying to reconfirm WJNL,
Kingsley MI, 50 kW daytimer cheater, but still suffering from local
high line noise level, especially when aimed N/S with KGYN to the west
nulled as much as possible -- but I do have a clew, heavy SAH at the
rate of 164/minute or 2.73 Hz, close to the rate < 3 Hz previously
measured between KGYN and WJNL.

1210, Aug 13 at 0529 UT, in the meantime the noise level has cleared
up after some rain --- washing off insulators/contacts on the
powerline? Now with KGYN silly sports talk nulled, I hear another
talkshow in English; presumably Beyond Reality Radio on WJNL. Again
with a SAH of almost 3 Hz, but growing CCI from something in Spanish,
talk and music. Strongly suspect the RGV station which can`t be
avoided as long as I am nulling KGYN; now the SAH is 160/minute = 2.67
Hz, but seems to be between the two stations other than KGYN. At 0543
the SS breaks to plug some ``worship centers`` in Brownsville and
McAllen, so that`s it: KUBR San Juan, U4 10/5 kW, studio address in
McAllen (and sibling to the 890 station KVOZ) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1560, Aug 13 at 0545 UT, Vietnamese talk is VG dominating
the channel, as KGOW Bellaire/Houston TX must still be on STA allowing
bigsig to the north rather than the Gulf of Mexico. Checking this
because the night before, Paul Walker in WY tipped that KGOW was
relaying VOA:

``At 11 pm each night, they carry 1 hour of programming from the Voice
Of America. The first 26 minutes is in Vietnamese followed by some
local spots/announcements then they run a VOA program in Japanese. The
programs always begin and end with an announcement in English saying
"this is the Voice of America" and mentions the language. There are
some VOA references during the broadcast and I've heard English
language VOA jingles in the broadcast. Paul``

Timezone??? Probably his local MDT = UT -6, but this sure is not
Japanese, nor has VOA had a JJ service for decades. A single half hour
at 2130 UT, as I recall, lingered a while before VOA decided there was
no point in talking to a friendly country even if SWLing was a fad. A
check of https://www.voanews.com clicking on ENG to get a language
list, confirms Japanese is still not among them even on the web (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1120, August 12 at 0630 UT, nulling KMOX, fast SAH and
another station in English, sounds like local newscast, and fadeout.
Maybe KCRN Limon, Colorado? Which Paul Walker says is running 50 kW at
night; KMOX is quite dominant here. Would not expect the RCatholic
station to be doing regular current-event news of the axual world
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 4775.369, Aug 13 at 0515,, JBA carrier detectable now
that the line noise is off, but storming requires indoor longwire;
switch to external LW, no better except adds CODAR QRM. I would expect
it to be one of the unnecessarily cozy South Americans, Radio Tarma,
Perú, or Rádio Congonhas, Brasil --- but I see both of these reported
separately lately on the minus side circa 4774.9 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0524 UT August 14

DX Listening Digest 19-32; World of Radio 1994

Glenn Hauser
 

DX Listening Digest 19-32 has now been posted at
http://www.w4uvh.net/dxld1932.txt
and also soon, sometimes delayed at
http://www.w4uvh.net/dxlatest.txt
Alternatively, latest DXLD 19-32 is also here until next issue:
http://www.worldofradio.com/dxlatest.txt

CONTENTS:
WOR 1994 / AFGHANISTAN / ALBANIA / ANGUILLA +non / AUSTRALIA +non Unique / AUSTRALIA RBA / AUSTRALIA ABC+ / BANGLADESH / BOUGAINVILLE / BRAZIL / BULGARIA / CANADA CHU / CANADA Humsafar/CHCM / CANADA CHHA / CANADA +non CFRX / CANADA RCI / CANADA CIDX / CHINA +non / CONGO / CONGO DR / COOK ISLANDS / CUBA / DENMARK / DJIBOUTI / EGYPT / ERITREA non / EUROPE Pirates / FINLAND / FRANCE +non / GERMANY / GUAM / GUINEA / HAWAII / INTERNATIONAL WATERS +non ILLW ham / IRAN +non / IRELAND +non / ITALY / JAPAN / KASHMIR +non / KOREA SOUTH / KUWAIT / LAOS / LATVIA / LIBERIA / MADAGASCAR / MALAYSIA / MEXICO +non / MYANMAR +non / NETHERLANDS non / NEW ZEALAND / NICARAGUA / NIGERIA / NORTH AMERICA YHWH / NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS / NORWAY / OKLAHOMA KRMG / OKLAHOMA +non EAS/KOKP+ / OKLAHOMA KGOU/KROU/KWOU / OKLAHOMA +non K202BY/MWV / OKLAHOMA KAMG-LP / PALESTINE non / PANAMA non / PAPUA NEW GUINEA / PERU +non / PHILIPPINES / POLAND / ROMANIA +non / RUSSIA / SAMOA / SAUDI ARABIA / SOLOMON ISLANDS / SOMALIA / SOUTH CAROLINA non / SPAIN / SVALBARD / SWEDEN / SWITZERLAND / TAIWAN / THAILAND / TIBET / TURKEY / UKRAINE / UAE / UK +non Farda/BBC / UK +non Classical Radio / USA Bill Block / USA A / USA W7YM/KW6J/7 ham / USA WWV / USA +non Sawa/VOA / USA non USAGM / USA +non WOR/WRMI/WBCQ/WA0RCR/HLR/Unique/IRRS / USA WBCQ / USA WRMI / USA WTWW / USA KVOH / USA +non WRNO+ / USA WEWN / USA WWCR / USA WVCC/WKWL/WEBJ/WOPP/WJLD/WHOC/WANG/KBOA/KLEB/WQYZ314/WPLW619/WQYZ315/WAMI/WWEO-LP/WYHJ-LP / USA KKOH / USA KDRI/KFLT/WCCO/WUMY / USA WHAS/WLS/WMT/KCCV+ / USA KCKN / USA KCRN+ / USA KCTO / USA +non KSL+ / USA KDMR / USA KTRC / USA KBSZ / USA KKNS / USA KGAK / USA KIKO / USA KSFN/KPIG / VENEZUELA / VIETNAM / ZAMBIA / UNIDENTIFIED 880 / UNIDENTIFIED 4949 / UNIDENTIFIED 5909 / UNIDENTIFIED 10365 / UNIDENTIFIED 12025 / TESTIMONIALS / PUBLICATIONS / LANGUAGE LESSONS / WORLD OF HOROLOGY / CONVENTIONS & CONFERENCES / DX-PEDITIONS / DIGITAL BROADCASTING / RADIO EQUIPMENT FORUM / PROPAGATION

For restrixions and searchable 2019 contents archive see
http://www.worldofradio.com/dxldmid.html
[also linx to previous years]

NOTE: If you are a regular reader of DXLD, and a source of DX news but
have not been sending it directly to us, please consider yourself
obligated to do so. Thanks, Glenn

WORLD OF RADIO 1994 contents: Australia, Canada, Cook Islands, Congo
DR, Cuba, Denmark, Germany, International Waters non, Iran non,
Ireland/Italy nons, Kashmir, Laos, Latvia, Mexico, Myanmar,
Netherlands non, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Oklahoma, Panama non, Romania,
Spain, Switzerland, USA; and the propagation outlook

Ready for first broadcasts on Friday August 9:

2200 UT Friday WRMI 9955 [confirmed]
0130 UT Saturday WRMI 7780 [confirmed]
0629vUT Saturday HLR 6190-CUSB Germany
1000 UT Saturday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW [Aug 17? alt. weeks]
1430 UT Saturday HLR 9485-CUSB Germany [confirmed]
1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
2100 UT Saturday WRMI 9955 [confirmed]
0130 UT Sunday WRMI 5850 [confirmed]
0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315] [confirmed]
1030 UT Sunday HLR 7265-CUSB Germany [not confirmed]
2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 [confirmed]
0130 UT Monday WRMI 9395 7780 [confirmed]
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 [confirmed]
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 [confirmed from 0305]
0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955 [confirmed]
0930 UT Monday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW [off for repairs]
1130 UT Monday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW [off for repairs]
1816 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 [confirmed]
0800 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW [2 editions][off?]
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html

(mp3 stream) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor1994.m3u
(mp3 download) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor1994.mp3
Or via http://www.worldofradio.com/audiomid.html
Also linx to podcast services.

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

Latest edition of this schedule version, including AM, FM, satellite
and webcasts with hotlinks to station sites and audio, is at:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html or
http://schedule.worldofradio.org or http://sked.worldofradio.org

For updates see our Anomaly Alert page:
http://www.worldofradio.com/anomaly.html

WORLD OF RADIO PODCASTS:

Tnx to Dr Harald Gabler and the Rhein-Main Radio Club.
http://www.rmrc.de/index.php/rmrc-audio-plattform/podcast/glenn-hauser-wor

Tnx to Keith Weston:
https://blog.keithweston.com/2018/11/22/world-of-radio-podcast/

http://feeds.feedburner.com/GlennHausersWorldOfRadio
tunein:
http://bit.ly/tuneinwor
itunes:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/glenn-hausers-world-of-radio/id1123369861
Google Play Music:
http://bit.ly/worldofradio2

DAY-BY-DAY ARCHIVE OF GLENN HAUSER`S LOG REPORTS:
Unedited, uncondensed, unchanged from original version, many of
them too complex, minutely researched, multi-frequency, opinionated,
inconsequential, off-topic, or lengthy for some log editors to
manage; and also ahead of their availability in these weekly issues:
http://www.hard-core-dx.com/index.php?topic=Hauser

Best DX wishes, Glenn Hauser

FTIOM & UBMP, August 18-24

Bill Tilford
 

From the Isle of Music, August 18-24:
This week features selections from several decades of beautiful Cuban vocal music.
The broadcasts take place:
1. For Eastern Europe but audible well beyond the target area in most of the Eastern Hemisphere (including parts of East Asia and Oceania) with 100Kw, Sunday 1500-1600 UTC on SpaceLine, 9400 KHz, from Sofia, Bulgaria (1800-1900 MSK)
If you don't have a shortwave radio or are out of range, you can listen live to an uplink from a listening radio in the Netherlands during the broadcast at
http://websdr.ewi.utwente.nl:8901/?tune=9400am
2. For the Americas and parts of Europe, Tuesday 0000-0100 UTC (New UTC) on WBCQ, 7490 KHz from Monticello, ME, USA (Monday 8-9PM EST in the US).
If you don't have a shortwave or are out of range, you can listen to a live stream from the WBCQ website here (choose 7490)
http://www.wbcq.com/?page_id=7
3 & 4. For Europe and sometimes beyond, Tuesday 1900-2000 UTC and Saturday 1200-1300 UTC on Channel 292, 6070 KHz from Rohrbach, Germany.
If you don't have a shortwave radio or are out of range, you can listen live to an uplink from a listening radio in the Netherlands during the broadcast at
http://websdr.ewi.utwente.nl:8901/?tune=6070am

Uncle Bill's Melting Pot, August 18 and 20:
Episode 126, From Mahavishnu to Hahavishnu, features two very different artists, John McLaughlin and The Hahavishnu Orchestra.
The transmissions take place:
1.Sundays 2200-2230 UTC (6:00PM -6:30PM Eastern US) on WBCQ The Planet 7490 KHz from the US to the Americas and parts of Europe
If you don't have a shortwave or are out of range, you can listen to a live stream from the WBCQ website here (choose 7490)
http://www.wbcq.com/?page_id=7
2. Tuesdays 2000-2030 UTC on Channel 292, 6070 KHz from Rohrbach, Germany for Europe.
If you don't have a shortwave radio or are out of range, you can listen live to an uplink from a listening radio in the Netherlands during the broadcast at
http://websdr.ewi.utwente.nl:8901/?tune=6070am


Glenn Hauser logs August 10-11, 2019

Glenn Hauser
 

** ANGUILLA. 11775, Aug 11 at 1839, PMS is on with poor signal. This
corresponds to the websked for Sunday as 16-22 UT; and she was not on
at earlier 1423 check (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 9665.421V, Aug 10 at 0630, Voz Missionária in evangelical
Brazuguese is audibly wavering as I try to measure it, and it`s the
OSOB, consequently also the SSOB! It had varied this much 38 minutes
later when Wolfgang Büschel got it:

``9665.571 kHz on upper side flank now Brazilian station sermon heard
in central Europe post, at 0708 UT on Aug 10, NOT FIX FREQUENCY,
variable 15-20 Hertz moved around up and down`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. CNR1 jammer survey Aug 10 at 1325+:
10920, Chinese S4-S6
11120, Chinese JBA
11170, JBA carrier
11540, Chinese S2-S3
11785, Chinese S5-S7
13550, Chinese S4-S5
None further heard up to 15 MHz

CNR1 jammer survey, Aug 11 at 1340: JBA carriers on 10960, 11150, no
WOOBs further up to 15 MHz (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1994 monitoring: confirmed Sat Aug
10 at 2100 on WRMI 9955, upcut about 4 seconds late, missing ``This is
Glenn Hauser with World of Radio ---``; good S8-S9

Also confirmed UT Sunday Aug 11 at 0130 on WRMI 5850, very good

Also confirmed UT Sunday Aug 11 at 0329 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, Wentzville
MO, amid quoting Bob Biermann, interrupted for ham ID as required
every dekaminute, about 20 minutes into so started early circa 0309;
S9+20 readable over storm noise level.

NOT confirmed by Ivo Ivanov, Bulgaria: ``GERMANY UNID Music program
via Hamburger Lokalradio on 7265-CUSB GOH 001 kW, August 11:

https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/08/unid-mx-px-via-hamburger-lokalradio-on.html
1030-1100 7265 / 230 deg instead of World of Radio #1994 Sunday
1100-1200 7265 / 230 deg Spanish Radio Tropicana as scheduled`` Next:

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 to WSW, 6160v? to WSW
0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955 to SSE
0930 UT Monday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW [hiatus?] ND
1130 UT Monday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW [hiatus?] ND
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?] ND
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. 9395, UT Sun Aug 11 at 0130, I remember to check WRMI for
the Mason Vye show which started a week before at 0100-0200, and
supposed to be fortnightly; but what would WRMI program alternate
weeks interveningly? Suspected would just play back first Vye show,
and indeed they do. But first as I tune in, the Radio Tirana IS, as
should be heard here like five other days of week; but instead of RT
programming, 0131 cut to unID rock music. Poor reception on the
ATS-909 by the computer and TVs, but check again at 0142, guy is
giving a Canadian postal code ending in 1A0, and a .ca address. 0159,
ID for WQNA Springfield, and then the full Ontario address ending with
N0N 1A0 fonetikaly; before 0200 switching to Radio Prague IS and
English.

Mason Vye had notified me earlier:

``New program on WRMI --- I host a music-oriented program on student
and community radio stations WQNA Springfield, IL and WTND-LP Macomb,
IL and plan to simulcast an hour on WRMI’s 9395 kHz signal beginning
Saturday, August 3rd at 2100 ET (0100 UT Sunday) and again in a
fortnight on August 17th. My program originates from Alvinston,
Ontario, Canada and features a mixture of popular music with emphasis
on Canadian artists. North American satellite TVRO listeners may
remember me from the defunct W0KIE network. Regards, Mason Vye, Aug 2,
WORLD OF RADIO 1994, DX LISTENING DIGEST)``

I missed the first one, but saw him already on the WRMI sked grid with
his name as the program title. Too bad this bumps off Radio Tirana,
but they never asked to be on WRMI anyway, and are already pre-empted
on UT Thursdays for `This Is A Music Show`.

Then August 9, he writes me again: ``WQNA FM is ending after 40 years
in Springfield, Illinois. The Capital Area Career Center has put the
station up for sale due to rising operating costs and declining
student enrollment in the Radio-TV program. Until a buyer is found,
WQNA will continue to operate with its volunteer staff. Regards, Mason
Vye`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 11702-11704, Aug 11 at 1343, intermittent SSB talk
sounds like English intonation, but cannot make it resolve by tuning
up and down in USB or LSB. Suspect third harmonic from an 80m ham
circa 3901, where nothing is audible vs high line noise level; and
probably not propagating anyway on the fundamental unlike the harmonic
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1950 UT August 11

Glenn Hauser logs August 8-9-10, 2019

Glenn Hauser
 

** ANGUILLA [and non]. 11775, Thu Aug 8 at 1351, so-called Caribbean
Beacon is on with so-called Pastor Melissa Scott, on so-called
University Network. ``Scheduling`` has appeared to be random,
scattershot on this and night frequency 6090, but her website does
present a schedule, much less than the 24/7 in the good ole DGS era:
https://www.pastormelissascott.com/shortwave-schedule.html
and this particular log does fit into it; I have added 24-hour UT to
her confusing am & pm, for which days of week are also confusing:

``Radio Broadcast Schedule --- Join Pastor Melissa Scott via the
Shortwave Broadcast from the Caribbean Beacon.

Caribbean Beacon, Anguilla, BWI --- Coordinated Universal Time
Sunday 4pm to 10pm Daytime 11.775MHz 16-22
Tuesday 1am to 4am Nighttime 6.090MHz 01-04
Wednesday 1am to 5am Nighttime 6.090MHz 01-05
Wednesday 10am to 1pm Daytime 11.775MHz 10-13
Thursday Noon to 4pm Daytime 11.775MHz 12-16
Friday Midnight to 4am Nighttime 6.090MHz 00-04
Friday 7am to 10am Nighttime 6.090MHz 07-10
Saturday 5pm to 8pm Daytime 11.775MHz 17-20

WWCR Nashville, TN --- Coordinated Universal Time
Monday thru Saturday 8pm to Midnight Daytime 13.845MHz 20-24
Sunday 6pm to Midnight Daytime 13.845MHz 18-24
Daily Midnight to 11am Nighttime 5.935MHz 00-11

Pastor Scott's Program Broadcast on Intermountain Public Radio
MOUNTAIN TIME. . . [a bunch of FM stations in Wyoming, Idaho]``

BTW, this is not on the Hitlist, altho several other major American
gospel huxters can be reached. While searching for her, I came across
this unsolicited testimonial for the Hitlist from Gilles Letourneau:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0tQFZ0rFC4
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 10920, Aug 9 at 1348, JBA Chinese, and 10960 JBA carrier;
only other CNR1 jammers in survey up to 15 MHz are: 12870, JBA
Chinese; 13550, S5-S7 Chinese with heavy flutter (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** KUWAIT. 17550, Aug 9 at 2202, JBA carrier from R. Kuwait N American
service in Arabic, in over-optimistic propagation expectation. Several
previous chex recently has been inaudible, but when it is, by this
hour the OSOB (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENNG DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 88.3 WBFM, Aug 9 at 1730 UT, `Thru the Bible`` is
starting, today`s reading from the whole thing being Jeremiah 13-16;
starts off about men wearing girdles, then skirts and heels! Hee, hee;
non-robotic voice keeps a straight face?? Don`t listen to whole thing
but retune at 1746 just as wrapping up this segment with Family Radio
ID. So our local satellator K202BY is finally back on the air. I first
noticed it yesterday, but then and now could have been the
non-translator gospel huxter from Wichita with some tropo, and in fact
this one has some fades as I drive around. But now I`ve got the FR ID
out of California. (BTW, 92.1 KAMG-LP is still silent.)

[and non] Fortunately my BST-1 caradio RF feeder on 88.3 still
overcomes K202BY when I turn it on at 1818 UT --- as the memory scan
soon lands on 13670 for another gospel huxter in English (TWBD), this
time all the way from Madagascar World Voice. Aside from the
programming, I still think it`s neat to hear this, mobile in faraway
Enid. Almost exactly 15.8 megameters, or 9.818 kilomiles statute,
8.532 nautical distant. It has to traverse the whole of the African
landmass before exiting from Morocco into the Atlantic. Later in the
hour has faded down considerably. We may soon know whether in B-19
HFCC, they reascend to the 17 MHz band. The B19 HFCC/ASBU Coordination
Conference will be held from 26 to 30 August 2019 in Argentina (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. Electronic billboard on the NE corner of Garriott &
Garland in front of the new JiffyTrip about to open in Enid (which
replaced a worm-infested pecan grove; sad!), flashes ``Rush will soon
be on Enid FM Radio``, and the same for ``Sean``, August 9. I can`t
read it all as I am in motion, but this surely refer to the 100.9 CP
translator K265FL [Fully Loony] for KGWA which is already airing their
rubbish on AM 960. No, 100.9 is not on quite yet. I cannot hardly
wait. This will of course also difficultize if not block reception of
100.7 from Ponca City, and 101.1 from Stillwater & Woodward. KGWA`s
original FM sibling, 103.1 KOFM, has been spurring or overloading down
to this area too (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. I have been discussing KROU`s new 105.7 transmitter from
Spencer/OKC with KGOU+ CE Patrick Roberts, Aug 9:

I`m glad you got a new transmitter for KROU; no doubt it was needed,
not that it will do us any good in Enid with that translator on 105.5,
not to mention Alva on 105.7.

But KROU ERP remains only 1.6 kW, right? As per FCC. Is that the legal
limit for this facility, or how high could you go if cost did not
matter?

I just had another look at the panel photo of the new transmitter:
https://www.kgou.org/post/new-oklahoma-city-transmitter-improves-sound
TPO 30 watts??? That would be the exciter? What is the full TPO? Must
be under 1 kW for an ERP of only 1.6 kW --- so hard to imagine (for me
not in the business) how the new transmitter of a few hundred watts
cost as much as it did, even at a bargain?

``Hi Glenn. The unit with 30w on the display is the exciter, on top.
The transmitter is 4600w. Our antenna is effectively a 1 bay (level),
four-sided panel at 640 ft. 1600 watts effective radiated power. The
new transmitter system is capable of 5000 watts. Thanks. Patrick
Roberts``

Patrick, Thanks for explaining. I did not realize that the ERP could
be less than the transmitter power -- negative gain apparently with
that kind of antenna. Glenn

``No problem. Karen [Holp, former GM] and I bought the panel to give
the most consistent coverage we could, squeezing all we could out of
the “new site” when we moved to [KFOR tower, virtual channel] 4 $$$$$.
It really did clean it up. We used to have a 3-bay to this baby panel
at the [KAUT virtual channel] 43 tower. It was producing a messy
signal, side-mounted on that tower. Yeah... 4.6 in and 1.6 out. At our
power level erp-wise, strangely, a “1 bay” lit up is the best option.
There’s NO nulls under it in the first several miles like the gain
antennas produce. No need for null fill because there are no nulls
from multiple bays. No tower shadowing because this beast custom-wraps
around the massive 4 tower. At 640 ft, there’s not much more terrain
shadowing vs. 300 on the 43 tower which had a ton of it. KFOR was
going to charge the same anyway. I took the height :) Negative gain
systems are an odd thing in a way, but they are a bit of a legal
ability to push the envelop as much as we could. It did extend the
reach as a byproduct of raising height too. You know how it goes in
pub radio. We get one chance to do it right. Thanks! Patrick Roberts``
(Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. RF 36, Aug 9 at 1505 UT, from OKC, KUOK-CD briefly
decodes enough to enable the PSIP ID, then breaks up. Presumably the
same Univisión programming as on a subchannel of full-power RF 29 KTUZ
Shawnee, which displays as 36. Hepburn tropo map shows level-1 minor
tropo enhancement between here and OKC. (Enid is almost always on the
margins or beyond tropo areas --- but wait for next Tuesday!).
W9WI.com lists 7.33 kW, CP for 15. Anything else unusual?

RF 21, KUOT OKC is *much* stronger and in solid with subchannels
1-2-3-4-5, including 3ABN, but KUOT is the PSIP ID on all of them.
W9WI.com show it`s 15 kW, really KUOT-CD, without any subchannel info.
NOT to be confused, as I almost did with another RF 21 listed for OKC,
KTOU, 4 kW with 6 subchannels. There are also Bad signal bars on 20
and 22. In fact rabbitears.info shows KTOU-LD is now on 22 virtually
and really, not 21. 20 could be KQCW-DT Muskogee, which seems to be
the most-often seen from Tulsa market. Ultimately repacked, the only
UHF channels unoccupied in OKC Market #50 will be 17, 20, 28, 34
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 9830, Aug 8 at 2330, oh2, something is on here, poor S6-S8
--- listening closely, jup, it`s in German for another Voice of Turkey
overrun instead of turning off NLT 2300 after English (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1994 contents: Australia, Canada,
Cook Islands, Congo DR, Cuba, Denmark, Germany, International Waters
non, Iran non, Ireland/Italy nons, Kashmir, Laos, Latvia, Mexico,
Myanmar, Netherlands non, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Oklahoma, Panama non,
Romania, Spain, Switzerland, USA; and the propagation outlook

The shortwave broadcasts should be:

2200 UT Friday WRMI 9955 to SSE
0130 UT Saturday WRMI 7780 to NE
0629vUT Saturday HLR 6190-CUSB Germany to WSW
1000 UT Saturday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW [Aug 17? alt. weeks] ND
1430 UT Saturday HLR 9485-CUSB Germany to WSW
1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
2100 UT Saturday WRMI 9955 to SSE
0130 UT Sunday WRMI 5850 to NW
0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315] ND
1030 UT Sunday HLR 7265-CUSB Germany 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 to WSW, 6160v? to WSW
0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955 to SSE
0930 UT Monday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW [hiatus?] ND
1130 UT Monday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW [hiatus?] ND
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?] ND
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

WORLD OF RADIO 1994 monitoring: ready for download early UT Friday
August 9; and confirmed first SWBC Fri Aug 9 at 2200 on WRMI 9955,
fair S9-S4 with perfect timing starting on the dot with no upcut or
overlap; local high line noise level still blasting below 9 MHz,
disaudiblizing whatever be on e.g. 7780, but not affecting 9955.
Sounds like me under the HNL on 7780 UT Sat Aug 10 at 0130 (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15555-USB, Aug 9 at 1357, gospel huxter is readable in
English at S3-S4. WJHR, Milton FL is so rarely audible that it needs
to be logged for the record. Is it sporadic on air, or sporadically
propagating with its paltry incredible 250 watts, run at 1 kW PEP, per
WRTH rather than the legal minimum of 50 kW for FCC-licensed SWBC
stations? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. (7490), Aug 10 at 0054, I tune in WBCQ webcast toward the
end of `AAAWWW` when he usually gets down to business with info about
the Superstation, etc. He`s already talking about it with a caller, so
I did not get it all, just: the power supply modules in the modulator
keep popping off; it`s a design issue which has been there since
installation. When it runs, it runs beautifully. Need spare modules;
in fact, NO spare parts have been supplied tho he has been asking for
them for months! This manufacturer [Continental] is not like RCA or
Gates which used to be eager to help. Nobody cares any more. Also says
they have ``lost the prime manufacturer of antenna`` --- what??
Ampegon?
I am not sure this be relevant, but searching on Ampegon bankruptcy:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transradio
Ampegon took over Transradio a couple years ago. Transradio was
successor to Telefunken.

Allan says he is confident things will work out in the end. But could
the superstation become a white elephant? Who would be left holding
the bag, World`s Last Chance, or WBCQ?

Call from John, the VORW, says he is hearing WBCQ on both 6160 and
9330 now. Just in time for this report, here`s John Carver`s summary:

``Tonight's show started on time on 7490. Allan and Angela in the
studio. Allan is feeling used and abused this evening. A rambling
dialog trying to illustrate his disgust with things. First phone call
at 0015 from Freddie. Mr. Mike calls at 0026 with information of two
upcoming hamfests.

Allan says they're still having problems getting the antenna adjusted.
Says the company has gone bankrupt and they can't get manuals,
blueprints, tech information or spare parts. Said it's difficult to
program the antenna for all the frequency changes without a manual. He
says that there are also problems with the power modules on the new
transmitter and the company is dragging its feet getting back to them
with information or new parts. Allan blames the problems on everything
on the antenna and transmitter being controlled by computers and not
having access to programming info. The German company that bought out
part of the antenna company will not honor the warranty on the antenna
so the station has to pay for any assistance and at the moment they're
not getting any assistance.

Allan says that 7490 is running on very low power, as something in the
transmitter melted about 3 this afternoon and he can't tear into it
till tomorrow. Phone call at 0045. Caller says he is an engineer and
is working on a new shortwave station and has been affected by the
recent bankruptcy and was trying to pump Allan for information about
it. He stated that the new station was still in the future and he
didn't feel comfortable releasing any information about it.

Reading of emails at 0057. Allan also mentioned that they had set
another transmitter to broadcast on 9330 and were using it from time
to time but no details on when or what. Closing prayer at 0102. Show
was off the air at 0108 and 7490 went into Brother Stair in progress.
John, Mid-North Indiana`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1160, Aug 9 at 0241 UT, further chex of KSL SLC, which has
been unusually weak lately: now it`s sufficient, but a SAH of
156/minute = 2.6 Hz, on the R75; rather different on the DX-398,
easily nulling KSL increasing QRM from music, Spanish. At 0317 the QRM
is worse, Spanish music overcoming at times. Nothing from UT to
compare it with, but 850 KOA Denver is also poor, when it could/should
be good. I hear from people at KSL that things seem OK there, running
full 50 kW from the Nautel, but they are looking into it (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1480, Aug 9 at 1306 UT, ``Good Morning Sunshine`` song is
finishing, English named in outro, then W&M light-hearted Vietnamese
chat, from KNGO Dallas, ex-KBXD, but I`ve yet to hear the new ID since
it changed a few months ago. Initially atop KQAM Wichita, but skywave
is dying down less than a sesquihour after sunrise, and soon losing to
KQAM English talker by groundwave (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 10365-USB, Aug 8 at 1354, 2-way in colloquial Spanish,
very poor (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 0226 UT August 10

Glenn Hauser logs August 6-7-8, 2019

Glenn Hauser
 

ACCESS TO A-19 SW SCHEDULES via:
http://www.worldofradio.com

** AUSTRALIA. 9610, August 7 at 1302, South Asian song W&M duet at
S3-S5, but I bet it`s a gospel huxter trying to ingratiate itself with
victims: Yes, HFCC shows RBA Kununurra, in Tamil this semihour daily,
but don`t you believe it`s that simple. EiBi shows 5 different
languages, depending. First half on Wednesdays is in MALalayam (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA [and non]. 6070-, Aug 7 at 1954 while my noise level has
abated, I again try for the JBA NAFTA midday carriers on 49m, and
there they are: CFRX, as well as 5950 WRMI and 6185 XEPPM (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. CNR1 jammer survey, Aug 7 from 1346: 10160 Chinese JBA;
10960 JBA carrier; 11120 Chinese JBA; no more WOOBs up to 15 MHz on a
poor propagation morning (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5025, Aug 7 at 1952 UT, line noise level has abated, and I
detect the JBA carrier from Radio Rebelde, but strangely there are
also audible pips at the rate of 40 per minute superimposed. An
artifact around here, or transmitted that way? Something`s frequently
wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6100, Aug 7 at 0611, RHC English is S9+20 of JB modulation,
better than 6000 which is off; while 6165 is S9 and barely audible vs
high noise level. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK,
DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15230, Aug 7 at 1354, RHC is S9+10 but suptorted, while //
15140 is OK. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA. 11769.9, Aug 7 at 2008, S6-S7 of undermod talk from Voice
of Nigeria, yet one of the better signals now on 25m (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA [and non]. Via Benn Kobb and Mike Cooper, we had advance
notice of this event:

``U.S. Nationwide Emergency Test Today --- In the United States, the
next Nationwide Test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) is scheduled
for today, Aug 7 2019, at 2:20 p.m. ET.

All radio and TV stations must participate. The test will not be
transmitted via Wireless Emergency Alerts (mobile phones). Moreover,
the test will not be distributed via the Internet so stations will
have to get the originating signals directly by radio from assigned
sources.

These tests tend to expose audio impairments and transmission
glitches, which is why the government keeps scheduling them. Some
stations 'forward' (rebroadcast) the tests immediately, some delay it
and some don't do anything at all, though required by law. Stations
must report their readiness and test results via three FCC forms.

The equipment required to create, obtain and forward EAS alerts is
complex and requires periodic, expensive upgrades. Few manufacturers
produce these devices. Among non-profit community stations, there is a
desire to open-source these products, which would require approval of
FCC and FEMA and, apparently, issuance of cryptographic keys to device
makers.

This is only a test and no action is required of the radio and TV
audience. However, the FCC has stated:

"Members of the public and interested stakeholder organizations that
are in a position to observe test results in their communities can
provide useful feedback on the nationwide test, including any problems
observed or any complications in the delivery of the EAS message
during the nationwide test by reporting their observations to the
Public Safety Support Center at
https://www.fcc.gov/general/public-safety-support-center."``

I set an alarum a few minutes prior to 1820 UT, but I had just started
lunch. I do grab the PL-880 for some quick chex, and indeed the EAS
tones start at 1820 on KOSU 91.7, then switching to AM, also on KGWA
960, VVKigriega 930, KTOK 1000; and KOKP 1020 --- only the last one
has noisy background, but announcement is still readable. And it`s all
over by 1822. How can we do any significant evaluation in such a short
time, especially while lunching? O, yeah, record the entire
AM/FM/TV/cable spectrum and sort it out later. Not me; did anyone,
unofficially? (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 92.1 WBFM, Aug 6 at 2232 UT while futilooking for a
sporadic E opening (later learn that Rob Ross in ON was getting OK), I
notice that KAMG-LP Enid is finally off after having run dead air for
about 3 months after one day of pretend-programming; what a waste,
just to try to block my DX. Well, I hope it`s gone for good (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PANAMA [non]. 9955, Wed August 7 at 1306, DX program in Spanish via
WRMI, and sure sounds like Manolo de la Rosa, who retired from RHC two
or three years ago, soon outro as part 3 of a talk about the Titanic,
but no name given. Would he be mortified to be broadcast now by the
gusana station? The show is `Antena DX`, host Víctor Gutiérrez then
listing its sked on WRMI and WBCQ frequencies without saying which
stations, and I think omitting the very broadcast I am listening to,
if they were cited in time order. On next at 1311 to the AER DX
report, featuring African stations in Congo DR and Guinea Ecuatorial,
once again including R. CANDIP as if it still exist on 5066, and RNGE
Malabo as if it still exist on 6250. He always laboriously spells out
P and E-mail addresses of each station, most of which are in English.
Also DWD on 5905, 6180. Once again he is not named in the outro, so I
won`t either (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1993 monitoring: confirmed Wednesday August 7
at 2100 on WRMI 9955, which was on NLT 2055 with IS & ID loop, but
joining WOR a few sex late, ``---with World of Radio 1993---``.
Earlier thought WBCQ would also be audible, but now the line noise is
blasting again, reducing it to a JBA carrier, but WOR confirmed L&C on
the 7490.18v webcast.

Also confirmed UT Thursday August 8 at 0119 check the 0100 on WRMI
7780, fair S9+10 without HNL.

Next WOR 1994 should be finished by the end of UT August 8, ready for
webcasting, and from August 9 broadcasting (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7490.177, Aug 7 at 1955, JBA carrier while my line noise is
off, so WBCQ must be on this early already on a Wednesday, prior to
`Financial Survival` at 2000.

Unlike August 5, no sign of an early test from WRNO 7505 (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5830, Aug 7 at 0607, WTWW-1 is S9+10 of dead air; if it were
modulating, it would still be under-.

9475, Aug 7 at 2005, no signal from WTWW-1 day frequency either, nor a
trace on 5830 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17775, Aug 6 at 2111, KVOH is still on with S9 music, but
with BFO, carrier seems to be cutting off & on very rapidly; on AM it
sounds like a crackle. Also sounds different depending on whether R75
AGC is off, slow or fast, latter being default (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

DX Listening Digest 19-31; World of Radio 1993

Glenn Hauser
 

DX Listening Digest 19-31 has now been posted at
http://www.w4uvh.net/dxld1931.txt
and also soon, sometimes delayed at
http://www.w4uvh.net/dxlatest.txt
Alternatively, latest DXLD 19-31 is also here until next issue:
http://www.worldofradio.com/dxlatest.txt

Note: previous issue notification for 19-30 was mistakenly subjected as 19-20 but all other info including linx were correct

CONTENTS:
WOR 1993 / ALASKA / ALBANIA +non / ANDORRA non / ANGUILLA / ANTARCTICA / AUSTRALIA 4KZ / AUSTRALIA RBA / AUSTRIA / BOLIVIA / BOTSWANA / BOUGAINVILLE / BRAZIL / BULGARIA / CANADA Humsafar / CANADA CFRX / CHINA / CONGO / CUBA +non / CZECHIA / DENMARK / ECUADOR non / EQUATORIAL GUINEA / ERITREA +non / ETHIOPIA / EUROPE Pirates / FINLAND / FRANCE non / GUAM / GUINEA+ / HUNGARY / INDIA +non / INDONESIA / INTERNATIONAL VACUUM Anik/Eutelsat/Galaxy / INTERNATIONAL WATERS non RNI ham / IRAN +non / JAPAN / KIRITIMATI / KOREA NORTH +non / KOREA SOUTH / KURDISTAN non / KUWAIT / KYRGYZSTAN +non / LAOS / LATVIA / MALAYSIA / MALI / MALTA / MEXICO / MOLDOVA / MYANMAR +non / NETHERLANDS / NEW ZEALAND / NICARAGUA / NIGERIA / NORTH AMERICA YHWH/Pirates / NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS / NORWAY / OKLAHOMA +non KETU/KMOX / OKLAHOMA KZLS / OKLAHOMA KBZC-LD/K265FL / OMAN / PAPUA NEW GUINEA / PERU / PHILIPPINES / ROMANIA / RUSSIA / SAUDI ARABIA / SCOTLAND non / SOLOMON ISLANDS / SPAIN / SUDAN non / SUDAN SOUTH non / SURINAME / SWAZILAND / THAILAND / TIBET +non / TURKEY / UKRAINE +non / UAE / USA KPUG / USA WWV / USA non VOA / USA +non WOR/WRMI/WBCQ/WA0RCR/HLR/Unique/IRRS / USA +non WRMI+ / USA +non WBCQ / USA WTWW / USA WINB / USA WRNO / USA WSB / USA KLOK / USA KNRY/KCBS+ / USA KJPG/KYAA+ / USA WAJD / USA KAXR / USA RFA / USA WRME-LP / USA WNCW / USA M. Owen Lee / USA WKAR / VIETNAM / YEMEN non / ZAMBIA / ZANZIBAR / UNIDENTIFIED 760 / UNIDENTIFIED 5779 / UNIDENTIFIED 5800 / UNIDENTIFIED 6134 / UNIDENTIFIED 9480 / UNIDENTIFIED 11745 / UNIDENTIFIED 11895 / UNIDENTIFIED 15400 / TESTIMONIALS / PUBLICATIONS / WORLD OF HOROLOGY / MUSEA / CONVENTIONS & CONFERENCES / DX-PEDITIONS / DIGITAL BROADCASTING / RADIO EQUIPMENT FORUM / PROPAGATION / TIPS FOR RATIONAL LIVING

For restrixions and searchable 2019 contents archive see
http://www.worldofradio.com/dxldmid.html
[also linx to previous years]

NOTE: If you are a regular reader of DXLD, and a source of DX news but
have not been sending it directly to us, please consider yourself
obligated to do so. Thanks, Glenn

WORLD OF RADIO 1993 contents: Andorra non, Antarctica, Australia,
Bolivia?, Bougainville, China, Congo, Cuba, Czechia, Equatorial
Guinea, Europe, France, Indonesia, Korea North non, Laos, Netherlands,
North America, Oman, Spain, Sudan South non,Tibet and non, USA,
Vatican, Vietnam, Zambia, unidentified; meteor scatter, and the
propagation outlook.

Finished by 2250 UT Thursday August 1, ready for first broadcasts on
Friday August 2:

[WOR 1994 should follow similar schedule starting August 9]

2200 UT Friday WRMI 9955 [confirmed]
0130 UT Saturday WRMI 7780 [confirmed]
0629vUT Saturday HLR 6190-CUSB Germany
1000 UT Saturday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW [Aug 3 & 17?; alt. weeks]
1430 UT Saturday HLR 9485-CUSB Germany [confirmed]
1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
2100 UT Saturday WRMI 9955 [confirmed]
0130 UT Sunday WRMI 5850 [confirmed]
0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315] [confirmed]
1030 UT Sunday HLR 7265-CUSB Germany [confirmed]
2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 [confirmed]
0130 UT Monday WRMI 9395 7780 [confirmed]
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 [confirmed]
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 [confirmed from 0257]
0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955 [confirmed]
0930 UT Monday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW [off for repairs]
1130 UT Monday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW [off for repairs]
1816 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania [confirmed]
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 [confirmed]
0800 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW [2 editions][off?]
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html

(mp3 stream) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor1993.m3u
(mp3 download) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor1993.mp3
Or via http://www.worldofradio.com/audiomid.html
Also linx to podcast services.

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

Latest edition of this schedule version, including AM, FM, satellite
and webcasts with hotlinks to station sites and audio, is at:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html or
http://schedule.worldofradio.org or http://sked.worldofradio.org

For updates see our Anomaly Alert page:
http://www.worldofradio.com/anomaly.html

WORLD OF RADIO PODCASTS:

Tnx to Dr Harald Gabler and the Rhein-Main Radio Club.
http://www.rmrc.de/index.php/rmrc-audio-plattform/podcast/glenn-hauser-wor

Tnx to Keith Weston:
https://blog.keithweston.com/2018/11/22/world-of-radio-podcast/

http://feeds.feedburner.com/GlennHausersWorldOfRadio
tunein:
http://bit.ly/tuneinwor
itunes:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/glenn-hausers-world-of-radio/id1123369861
Google Play Music:
http://bit.ly/worldofradio2

DAY-BY-DAY ARCHIVE OF GLENN HAUSER`S LOG REPORTS:
Unedited, uncondensed, unchanged from original version, many of
them too complex, minutely researched, multi-frequency, opinionated,
inconsequential, off-topic, or lengthy for some log editors to
manage; and also ahead of their availability in these weekly issues:
http://www.hard-core-dx.com/index.php?topic=Hauser

Best DX wishes, Glenn Hauser

FTIOM & UBMP, August 11-17

Bill Tilford
 

From the Isle of Music, August 11-17:
This week, our special guest is Denis Martínez, leader of the Timba band Denis y su Swing. Bring your dancing shoes. 
The broadcasts take place:
1. For Eastern Europe but audible well beyond the target area in most of the Eastern Hemisphere (including parts of East Asia and Oceania) with 100Kw, Sunday 1500-1600 UTC on SpaceLine, 9400 KHz, from Sofia, Bulgaria (1800-1900 MSK)
If you don't have a shortwave radio or are out of range, you can listen live to an uplink from a listening radio in the Netherlands during the broadcast at 
http://websdr.ewi.utwente.nl:8901/?tune=9400am
2. For the Americas and parts of Europe, Tuesday 0000-0100 UTC (New UTC) on WBCQ, 7490 KHz from Monticello, ME, USA (Monday 8-9PM EST in the US).
If you don't have a shortwave or are out of range, you can listen to a live stream from the WBCQ website here (choose 7490)
http://www.wbcq.com/?page_id=7
3 & 4. For Europe and sometimes beyond, Tuesday 1900-2000 UTC and Saturday 1200-1300 UTC on Channel 292, 6070 KHz from Rohrbach, Germany.
If you don't have a shortwave radio or are out of range, you can listen live to an uplink from a listening radio in the Netherlands during the broadcast at 
http://websdr.ewi.utwente.nl:8901/?tune=6070am

Uncle Bill's Melting Pot, August 11 and 13, 2019:
Episode 125, Music for a Flat Earth, features music by groups with flat earth in their name. 
The transmissions take place: 
1.Sundays 2200-2230 UTC (6:00PM -6:30PM Eastern US) on WBCQ The Planet 7490 KHz from the US to the Americas and parts of Europe
If you don't have a shortwave or are out of range, you can listen to a live stream from the WBCQ website here (choose 7490)
http://www.wbcq.com/?page_id=7
2. Tuesdays 2000-2030 UTC on Channel 292, 6070 KHz from Rohrbach, Germany for Europe.
If you don't have a shortwave radio or are out of range, you can listen live to an uplink from a listening radio in the Netherlands during the broadcast at
http://websdr.ewi.utwente.nl:8901/?tune=6070am

Glenn Hauser logs August 5-6, 2019

Glenn Hauser
 

** CHINA. CNR1 jamming survey, August 6 at 1339+: JBA carriers or
Chinese talk JBA on 10960, 11100, 11150, 11170, 11440, 11460. None
found higher or lower despite local HNL being off (Glenn Hauser, OK,
DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IRELAND [non]. 7290, August 5 at *1814, ITALY [non], IRRS via
ROMANIA via UTWente SDR, cuts on blasting signal but with heavy
selective fading distortion, during tail end of a promo for
http://www.radiocurious.org --- what`s that? Unclear if fully
broadcast on IRRS, whose program schedule is out of date, extremely
generic and not even showing 7290:

https://www.nexus.org/member-services/radio-and-tv/schedules/monday-program-schedule/
IRRS never acknowledges any location but ``Milano``, even in HFCC, but
believed to be Saftica, Romania, still in use altho one of the
Tsiganeshti transmitters has been missing and Saftica might fill in
for it. That website leads to:

``Radio Curious: Long Form Interviews About Life and Ideas -- Welcome
to the 28th year of Radio Curious, now proudly part of the Library of
Congress, and broadcast weekly on approximately 85 radio stations.

Here you will find over 700 half hour interviews on a curiously wide
array of topics concerning life and ideas. These programs are a gift
to you from Radio Curious host and producer Barry Vogel. He started
Radio Curious in 1991, to expand the work he began in 1974 as an
Attorney, Counselor and Mediator in Ukiah, California, the Mendocino
County seat, located about 110 miles north of San Francisco,
California.

THIS WEEK’S INTERVIEW: My guest in this program is Wesley Swearingen.
Agents at the Federal Bureau of Investigation have a history of
illegal break-ins to homes and offices and conducting wiretaps without
a search warrant. In the years when J. Edgar Hoover was the Director
of the F.B.I., these warrantless break-ins came to be known as
“black-bag jobs”. This archive edition of Radio Curious is a December
1995 interview with Wesley Swearingen a former F.B.I. agent, who in
1995 wrote “FBI Secrets: An Agent’s Expose.”

All programs are free for anyone to enjoy, download, copy, share or
rebroadcast as you wish. . . (via gh, DXLD)

** OKLAHOMA. 740, KRMG Tulsa was off the air for a while;
unfortunately I missed it, but here`s why: No video yet on website,
but there was on the KFOR noon news August 6. Other OKC and Tulsa TV
stations probably covered this (gh)

WOMAN ARRESTED IN CONNECTION TO DEADLY ATTEMPTED COPPER THEFT AT RADIO
TOWER --- Angie West [portrait = mugshot]

SAND SPRINGS, Okla. – A woman was arrested in connection to a
suspected copper theft at a radio station’s transmitter site in
northeast Oklahoma that left one person dead and another in critical
condition.

Just before 10 a.m. Sunday, authorities with the Tulsa County
Sheriff’s Office were called to the KRMG AM transmitter site in Sand
Springs. According to the Tulsa World, an engineer checked on an
interrupted signal and found one man dead with wire pliers in his hand
and another man severely burned, convulsing on the ground.

KRMG reports the injured man was taken to the hospital in critical
condition. Officials have not yet identified the man who died.

The Tulsa World reports 37-year-old Angie West was arrested in
connection to the incident. She reportedly told deputies she had taken
the men to the area to take copper around midnight. She says she fell
asleep in the car and when she woke up, she left. West was arrested
and booked into the Tulsa County jail on a complaint of first-degree
murder.

CMG Tulsa Market Vice President Cathy Gunther released a statement
following the incident.

“Early this morning two individuals broke into the KRMG AM transmitter
site. It appears they attempted to access a building through a conduit
and were electrocuted. One of the individuals is deceased and one was
transported to the hospital. From the tools and materials found at the
site, it appears that they were attempting to steal copper. The safety
of our community is of utmost importance – please do not enter any
transmitter site, for any reason, as the area is extremely dangerous”
(via Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1993 monitoring: confirmed Monday August 5
from 1816.5 on IRRS, 7290-AM, still active via ROMANIA, presumed
Saftica site altho never specified by NEXUS-IBA IRRS IPAR. It had just
cut on at *1814 (see IRELAND [non]), 1815 theme ``Triumphal March from
Aïda`` by Verdi, until WOR start. Blasting signal via UTwente SDR, but
some deep selective fading distortion. This surely puts our best WOR
signal across Europe.

Also confirmed UT Tue Aug 6 at 0123 the 0100 on WRMI 7780, poor in
HNL. Next:
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780

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]. Here`s a great example of how regular bandscanning
can pay off: Despite my local high line noise level (which OG&E blames
on Suddenlink sharing the same poles, waiting for Suddenlink to
remedy), Aug 5 at 1906 I`m running thru the 7 MHz band with BFO for
any signal traces, even at a daypart when nothing would be expected
even without the noise --- and there *is* a JBA carrier on 7505, which
has got to be WRNO, far outside its nominal schedule, 01-04 UT
sometimes, and even outside its registered availability between 22 and
16! Fades up a bit with music, gospel, but cuts off abruptly at 1913*,
a test? Back on at *1917:55 with open carrier; At 1925:45 the gospel
music suddenly surges at S9+10, but that is because my HNL has
unexpectedly cut off temporarily. At 1927, 7505 is gone again. Recheck
at 2141, S9+10 HNL is back on and no WRNO.

While the HNL is off I quickly scan the 49mb, at 1925 and find JBA
carriers just where expected at midday from the NAFTA daytime trio:
6185 XEPPM, 6070- CFRX, and 5950 WRMI! (but no 6160v WBCQ)

Furthermore there is a propagation disturbance in progress, making
most of the SW bands almost dead, even above the noise level boundary
worse below 9 MHz: only decent signals circa 1924 being 12160 and
13845 WWCRs; with 9475 WTWW very poor. WWV reported at 1800:

``Solar flux 67 and estimated planetary A-index 4.
The estimated planetary K-index at 1800 UTC on 05 August was 5.
Space weather for the past 24 hours has been minor.
Geomagnetic storms reaching the G1 level occurred.``

Quick check next day Aug 6 at 1837 finds the HNL buzzing of S9 to
S9+10 on most frequencies below 8.8 MHz, with a few gaps (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. [Re my 830 log presumed WUMY:]
NEW TUCSON RADIO VENTURE TARGETS OLDER 'LOST AUDIENCE'
By Cathalena E. Burch Arizona Daily Star Aug 5, 2019 Updated 1 hr
ago

Tucson radio will welcome a new station today that features some
familiar voices.

This morning, 101.7-FM and 830-AM will go live as KDRI The Drive, a
Tucson-focused music and entertainment station targeting listeners
between the ages of 45 to 64.

Owners Fletcher McCusker, Bobby Rich and Jim Arnold say those are the
listeners that have long been neglected not only in Tucson but
nationwide by corporate-owned radio that focuses on the 25-to-40
segment.

“We kind of view them as a lost audience,” said longtime Tucson
business titan and community activist McCusker, the only one among the
trio who doesn’t have an extensive radio or broadcast background.
McCusker’s only foray into radio was a short stint at KWFM — he was
the underground rock station’s first hire — when he was 19 in the late
1960s.

The trio closed last week on the $650,000 purchase of the radio
frequencies that had been home to Christian broadcaster Family Life.
The Drive will play a mix of music from the 1960s through the ’80s and
beyond that they say will appeal to an audience that identifies as
baby boomers, Rich said.

“It’s not classic rock. It’s not golden oldies. But it’s going to be
unique, programmed by Bobby Rich,” McCusker said. “His library right
now is 3,000 songs, so you could literally go weeks without hearing
the same songs.”

When pressed for a clearer definition of the format, Rich would only
say that he planned to “present on The Drive something that
(listeners) will be comfortable with and familiar with and will give
them something that they want, which is information and
entertainment.”

On Thursday, Tucson Radio began playing nonstop novelty songs,
including “Camp Granada” and “Purple People Eater” under the name “The
Worm.” On Monday morning, it switches gears as The Drive with Rich and
Hill Bailey, most recently of KHYT 107.5-FM, in the morning driver’s
seat. . .

https://tucson.com/business/new-tucson-radio-venture-targets-older-lost-audience/article_145d434b-1c14-5789-beb0-90722a014d86.html
(via Radio World NewsBytes, excerpts of much longer story)

Glenn: That will explain what you heard on 830 kHz, via your E/W wire.
(-- via GREG HARDISON, CA, August 5, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

Which I assumed to be WUMY Memphis, ruling out Tucson due to its
religious format, but now replaced.

FCC AM Query already has 830 as KDRI, 50/1 kW, Direxional night only,
ex-KFLT really since 7/31. It had been KFLT more than 33 years.
Monthly Local Sunset Times:
August 7:15 [0215 UT]
September 6:30 [0130 UT]
Sunrise times MST:
August 5:45 [1245 UT]
September 6:00 [1300 UT]
FCC pattern maps are Not Found! But NRC Pattern Book VIII of 2013
shows it tight toward the SSE, no good here.

I try for KDRI again Aug 6 at 0210 UT before LSS, but hear only a
bigsig from a WCCO SBG on 830 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 880, Aug 6 at 0613 UT, hymns are being heard underneath
JimBo from KRVN Nebraska. First thought would be KHAC, Tse Bonito NM,
the make-the-Navajos-Christian station next to Window Rock AZ, but the
music is on DSB, not USB only as KHAC transmits. Is KLRG Sheridan AR
active or not? Was REL, could be on 220 W night power. It was silent
as of 5/2018 per NRC AM Log published last August. See another
discussion of this situation in DXLD 19-06. At 0630 I hear a jingle
reminding me of REE Spain? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1855 UT August 6

Glenn Hauser logs August 4-5, 2019

Glenn Hauser
 

** CUBA. 9580, August 5 at 0135, CRI relay is S9+20/30 but
undermodulated. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba. 9570 Albania
relay is still OFF (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 9640, UT Monday August 5 at 0136, RHC `En Contacto` is
starting, undermodulated but sufficient, also on 11760. Arnie opens
with info that the average sunspot number in July was only 0.9.
Recheck at 0145, Pepe Bueno in Spain is concluding his monthly DX
report on behalf of AER, giving the schedule of Radio CANDIP, Congo DR
on 5066! Don`t you believe it. This station has been inactive for at
least two years. He is probably relying on ``A-19`` schedule info in
the June issue of El Dial-E:

``CONGO DEM.REP. Radio CANDIP Bunia: •
0300-0700 5066vBUN 001 kW / non-dir COD French •
1300-1900 5066vBUN 001 kW / non-dir COD French 5066v=5066,4``

Followed there immediately by another imaginary station long-gone:
``DJIBOUTI Radio Djibouti: • 0300-2200 4780 DBT 050 kW / non-dir EaAf
French/Arabic/Afar``

``B-18 schedules of African Stations`` also from AER were quoted in
Rus-DX of 20 January 2019, not only these but obviously(???) deleted
stations: Chad 6165, Malabo 6250, Hargeisa 7120, Uganda 4976 and
4750!

Last real log of CANDIP we had was from ****2017****, DXLD 17-14:

``CONGO DR. Also R. Candip better than before on 5066.4 till just
after 2000, and also stronger than usual (Thorsten Hallmann, Germany,
March 30, dxldyg via DX LISTENING DIGEST)``

I try not to critique fellow DX program presenters despite hearing
erroneous info, but just can`t let this one pass. Some of them I
deliberately do not listen to, so can avoid such conflicts. But:
something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. In last report as I was lamenting KROU/KGOU`s lack of
reception in Enid, you may wonder how then I was quoting it on KWOU:
the cited 88.1 KWOU relay of KGOU via Woodward is extremely marginal,
sometimes audible with a little morning tropo, often barely or blocked
by KMSI Moore; and/or rapid choppy peaks in Doppler fading reflected
via Vance airplane scatter, which are always buzzing over Enid
especially in morning flight training (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DXLD)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1993 monitoring: not confirmed but
presumed still there, Sunday August 4 at 2130 on WRMI 7780, JBA
carrier vs HNL totaling S9+10.

Confirmed UT Monday August 5 at 0130 on WRMI 9955, VG S9+20 following
0129 ID for ``Son-Power Radio from studios of WRMI on 5850, 7455
[abandoned years ago], 9395``. While // 7780 is S9+10 in high noise
level.

Also confirmed UT Monday August 5 at 0258 just in time, the 0230 on
WRMI 7780, very poor.

Also confirmed UT Monday August 5 at 0259 on Area 51 webcast, already
in progress during first item about Andorra [non] so started about 3
minutes early. WBCQ 5130.3v JBA at 0327 check when HRI has already
started; no trace vs HNL now nor earlier this evening of 6160v, unlike
last week.

Also confirmed UT Monday August 5 at 0330 on WRMI 9955, VG S9+10/20,
following some scary music fill at 0328 and soothing music at 0329.
Next:
1816 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania*
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780
0800 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW [2 editions]*
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780

*NOTE: IRRS might be missing due to transmitter shortage in Romania;
and Aussie Tim Gaynor told us August 4 that Unique Radio is off TFN
for repairs.

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

** U S A. 830, August 5 at 0149 UT on E-W longwire, no WCCO, but a
station playing novelty tune, but modulation keeps cutting out, for
variable intervals such as on for 22 seconds, off for 5, on for 24,
off for 8, etc., etc. 0156 UT, ``Happy Trails to You``, barbershop
performance, maybe for a sign-off? No, then ``Fish Heads``, but this
is not Dr. Demento; Of course fades out around hourtop; 0202 UT
another novelty song with cutouts.

On the DX-398 it`s hard to DF, best audible with a slow SAH circa 1 Hz
in WCCO null which is ESE/WNW, but seems to peak a bit CCW from there,
i.e. close to E-W. I don`t see how this could be anything but WUMY
Memphis TN (address in Southaven MS suburb), which last year`s NRC AM
Log shows as: a 3 kW daytimer, but CP for U1 8 kW day, 2 WATTS night,
classic hits format in $tereo; and of course this is way after sunset
which in August is officially 0045 UT. Also FCC AM Query no longer
shows any such CP, just daytimer license to GMF-Christian Media I LLC
[sic] (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. BURT WOLF --- TRAVELS & TRADITIONS is an excellent program,
available here only once a week on OETA, Sundays at 2100-2128 UT. It`s
not just a travelogue but deals with a different subject each week. In
current Season 18, two of particular relevance here:

Short Guide To Cell Phone Safety

Description: Burt takes a quick look at the history of communication
from the cavemen to the alphorn, to the telephone and finally the
cellphone. He traces how the cellphone has changed his work and family
life as he travels around the world. He also tracks down a series of
stories in the United States and Europe that suggests that the
cellphone may not be as safe as most of us thought. He meets with
experts in England, Italy, France and the United States to find out
how we can deal with the problems that are emerging. And finally, Burt
follows an Apple developer's conference where they are working on apps
to limit your use of their own products.
[HD][CC] Broadcast In: English --- and

Travel & The Danger Of RF Radiation
both of which you may click & play on his website:
http://www.burtwolf.com/
(Glenn Hauser, OK, August 4, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1632 UT August 5

Glenn Hauser logs August 3-4, 2019

Glenn Hauser
 

** CHINA. CNR1 jammer survey, August 3 at 1438+:
10820
10920, S4-S5
11170
11460, S4-S7
12550, S1-S2
13270, JBA carrier
13550
13870, S3
14850, S2-S3
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. CNR1 WOOB jammer survey, August 4 at 1325: 9255, 11100 and
11120 JBA carriers; 11440, 11460 audibly in Chinese. None further
found 12-15 MHz (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 12000, Aug 4 at 1323, RHC is S7 on second harmonic of 6000,
S9+10, but higher one is less noisy during `Sonido Cubano` music.
Altho I`m always interested in harmonix, as long as they don`t QRM
anything, there are still something wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15140, Aug 4 at 1337, and again at 1437 check, RHC is
extremely suptorted here but OK tho weaker on 15230. Wiggle that
patchcord! Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** NETHERLANDS [non]. 9925, UT Sun August 4 at 0028, The Mighty KBC is
VG this week via Germany, S9+20, with a plug from ``A proud
supporter``, http://hfradioreview.com/ --- but could not find a link
on the KBC website; finally searched it out for exact spelling. Lots
of stuff there but ham-oriented. Heard the same announcement once or
twice more during following hour (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 88.1, Aug 4 at 1339 UT, caught the tail of a KGOU
Manager`s Minute via KWOU Woodward about some KROU upgrade. To website
for text, and while we are at it, a couple previous ones:

https://www.kgou.org/programs/managers-minute

``New Oklahoma City Transmitter Improves Sound
By Dick Pryor • Jul 29, 2019 KGOU --- This is the Manager’s Minute.

We’re pleased to announce installation is complete on the new KROU
transmitter, located on the Spencer/Oklahoma City tower that we lease
from our friends at KFOR Television.

We did this thanks to grant funding from the Anne & Henry Zarrow
Foundation and gifts to Karen’s Legacy Fund, in honor of former KGOU
general manager Karen Holp.

People who listen to KGOU on 105.7 will notice improved audio quality
and a more reliable signal.

The old transmitter, which served us since 1992, is now a backup.

KGOU's "Worldwide Transmitter"
By Dick Pryor • Jul 14, 2019 --- This is the Manager’s Minute.

KGOU broadcasts from five full power transmitters and four
translators, but we also serve listeners through our “worldwide
transmitter”: http://www.kgou.org

On our website, you can find news stories and resources, community
events, streaming audio, weather, the program schedule and information
about our programs.

You can donate online, and also find staff bios, station history,
awards, and job opportunities.

A New Look and a New Sound • May 6, 2019 Manager's Minute
Listen 0:59 === KGOU has a new look; Morning Edition has a new sound

This is the Manager’s Minute. Consistency is one of the most important
attributes of a successful organization. As broadcasters, we know our
listeners expect us to be consistently good and reliable, but also
willing to innovate and change.

This week NPR’s Morning Edition has a new sound. It’s a fresh take on
the traditional Morning Edition theme - warm, engaging, energetic and
modern. The new theme music was inspired by the work of BJ Leiderman
and is designed to be as engaging and ear-catching as possible to
reflect Morning Edition's dynamic mix of engaging, informative and
often surprising stories about today's world.

Also, we’ve freshened KGOU’s brand image. Our previous logo served us
well for 15 years, but now KGOU has a new look that you'll be seeing
online, on social media, in our newsletters and in our business and
promotional materials.

Designed by KGOU listener J.D. Reeves, our new logo is clean, bold and
smart, with a distinctive shape and the hint of a retro feel.

We think it communicates strength, stability and creativity. And, of
course, it reminds everyone KGOU is still Your NPR Source.

Take a look online and email manager@... to let us know what our
new KGOU logo says to you. Until next time, with the Manager’s Minute,
I’m Dick Pryor.``

Well, I miss the old Morning Edition sound. As for KROU, it`s still
licensed for only 1.6 kW ERP, and impossible in Enid next to local
105.5 translator, not to mention stronger Alva on 105.7; however, we
do get KROU on caradio not too far east or south from Enid, which
remains a larger OKcity with no local public radio signal, unlike many
smaller towns with translators or satellites of KGOU or KUCO. After
expressing some interest in serving 50K Enid, when I greeted him as
new GM, he later said it was not going to happen. So we are stuck with
KOSU only at non-local strength, iffy to receive inside buildings
(Glenn Hauser, Enid, DXLD)

** U K [and non]. 12005, Aug 4 at 1757, VP signal in SW Asian
language, 1800 time pips a few sex late, and more. Aoki shows first
it`s Radio Farda at 1300-1800 via Woofferton; but then BBC in French
via ASCENSION - I did not note any site or language switch, it was so
poor (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1993 monitoring: Not confirmed Sat
August 3 before 1500 on HLR GERMANY, 9485-CUSB via UTwente SDR: as
usual, nothing except huge splash from 9490 Romania. But Alan Gale,
England reports at 1454:

``Hi Glenn, No luck hearing World of Radio on 9485 kHz here again
today, but I decided to check out a few webSDRs and see if I could
find it. Most just showed the loud signal on 9490 with the exception
of this one in Finland, I could hear you on there at 1450 UT, not
great, but definitely recognisable:
http://sdr.vy.fi/

The SDRs to the south, even the ones in Germany, seem to be dominated
by the Romanian station, but thankfully this one at least picks up
something. Alan``

And at 1504: ``Hi Glenn, Thought I'd check out a few more of the
Scandinavian webSDRs; this one is run by OH5AE and has you readable, a
short mp3 is attached. Still lots of splatter, but much better. At
least we know where the signal is going to now:
http://oh5ae.dyndns.org:8073/
Alan``

WOR 1993 confirmed here Sat Aug 3 at 2100 on WRMI 9955, which was on a
few minutes earlier with IS/ID loop, but WOR joined only slightly
late, just in time to hear me say in intro ``1993``; fair.

Also confirmed UT Sun Aug 4 at 0130 on WRMI 5850, VG S9+10/20.

Also confirmed UT Sun Aug 4 at 0340 on WA0RCR, Wentzville MO, 1860-AM,
as I am quoting Bob Biermann, about 23 minutes into, so started circa
0317; good S9+10 including noise level. Next:

2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780
0130 UT Monday WRMI 9395 7780
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 6160v?
0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955
0930 UT Monday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW*
1130 UT Monday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW*
1816 UT Monday IRRS 7290
Romania*
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780
0800 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW [2 editions]*
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780

*NOTE: IRRS might be missing due to transmitter shortage in Romania;
and Aussie Tim Gaynor tells us August 4:

``Unique Radio off air till further notice due to technical issues ---
Hi, Unique Radio 5045 and 3210 kHz, Gunnedah NSW, will be off air due
to several technical issues. Faults in the antenna and also a fault in
the DC power supply to the transmitter have made it necessary to go
off air for a while. These will be fixed as time permits and also will
let you know when coming back on air. WINB broadcasts as per usual and
podcasts.also continue.
https://www.uniqueradio.biz
Best regards, Tim Gaynor, Unique Radio, Gunnedah NSW, Australia``

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

** U S A. 7490.1v, UT Sun Aug 4 at 0023, WBCQ unreadable vs noise
level; also detectable on 6160.1v, but not on 5130.4v vs even higher
NL, so suspect Area 51 is missing unless it`s now Area 61 (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9395, UT Sun Aug 4 at 0008, S9+20 YL in French on WRMI,
quelle? O, it`s RFPI as now sked this hour, allegedly also on 5950,
both emitting System G. It`s rather puzzling how some European
broadcasters would rather relay via WRMI to N America in non-English,
e.g. also Italians (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. 1160, August 3 at 0612 UT, KSL Salt Lake City is
unusually weak; normally the dominant night signal, as to be expected
for a 50/50 kW U1 = non-direxional clear channel station at only ~800
miles. Now it`s bothered by SAH and some station with Mexican music.
If Unitedstatesian, besides two weak Floridians, per year-old NRC AM
Log (new one soon to be published), that could only be KCTO Cleveland
MO, 230 watts at night direxional. WRTH shows only a single possible
Mexican, 10 kW XEQIN, San Quintín BCN. IRCA Mexican Log says night
power unknown, and four other 1160s have evidently defected to FM.

Getting back to KSL, suspect it is ailing, running low power. Another
check Aug 4 at 0520 UT, music unlikely KSL, but a SAH at 168/minute =
2.8 Hz probably caused by KSL against the otherstation. KSL is
somewhat northerly; attenuated aurorally? Possibly, but similar
latitude altho closer 850 KOA Denver seems normal (Glenn Hauser, OK,
DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1190, August 3 at 0611 UT, Catholic talk is dominating with
some fades, as usual at night. KDMR Kansas City with EWTN is supposed
to be 500 watts direxional at night, but I suspect may be on 5000 watt
day power, and/or: KDMR night pattern has a notch at 205 degrees, but
we are somewhat beyond that, close to due SW = 225; FCC pattern map
shows major broad lobe centered about 260 degrees
https://transition.fcc.gov/Bureaus/MB/Databases/AM_DA_patterns/1641134-124452.pdf
WWJD? Keep Doting on Maria Regina! (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1933 UT August 4

Re: Glenn Hauser logs August 2-3, 2019OB!!

Stephen Foisey
 

Super Job!
Thank you very much!
Steve Foisey
Stratford,CT 06614

Re: Glenn Hauser logs August 2-3, 2019

Stephen Foisey
 

Super Job! Terrace,  Stratford, CT 06614

Glenn Hauser logs August 2-3, 2019

Glenn Hauser
 

** CHINA. Local line noise level up to S9+20 has been unrelenting,
worst between 3 and 9 MHz, so what little DX there might be on the
summer tropical bands is blotted; ergo I amuse myself by surveying
once again, CNR1 jammers above 9 MHz; never the same assortment from
one day to the next, or even one hour to the next, thanks, presumably
to the unpredictability of Sound of Hope frequency selexions among its
known scores of choices, keeping the Jamming Department at CNR on
their toes. August 2 at 1245 I start hearing CNR1 talk in Chinese,
u.o.s., at a wide variety of levels:

9230, S7-S8
10160, S6-S3
10920, S4-S6
11100, S5-S7
11120, S3-S5
11430, JBA music? else?
11460, S2-S3
11540, S4
11580, S4-S5 vs CCI target
11640, S4-S6 vs CCI target
11785, S5-S6
11825, S6-S8 vs CCI target
12190, S3; now at 1256 with music from CNR1
12880, S2-S3
13070, S3-S5
13150, JBA carrier
13550, S3-S4
13890, timesignal to 1300*
Then no others found up to 16 MHz (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS. 13690.049, August 2 at 1304, sorethumbly
off-frequency carrier while surveying CNR1 jammers before the hour,
now back to measure it in Chinese talk; from VOA this hour only via
SAIPAN, typical inaccuracy (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 2097.3, August 2 at 0620 UT, CW beacon A every ten seconds,
audible despite storm noise level worse than line noise at this
frequency; from anywhere *but* Quartzsite AZ. Again audible same
August 3 at 0353 check. Have not been able to hear the W weather
beacon around 4102+ kHz, however (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** U S A. 18120-USB, Aug 2 at 1842, at least one hamsig on this band,
tnx to sporadic E, ragchew QSO but can`t hear his contact. Talking
about activity in AM on 7293, mainly by old-timers dying off and using
antique equipment, including him with a 1953 xtal-controlled unit;
finally ID at cambio sounds like W7YM, without fonetix. If so, it`s
Henry G. Laughlin in Lewistown MT.

18140-USB, then I hear another, Aug 2 at 1844, saying temp is a hot
33C = 89F despite his 5,200-foot elevation in north central part of
state implying it`s AZ where Phœnixians escape their heat. Contact
unheard but called Steve, HP9SAM as in Panamá; own call sounds like
KW6J/7; if so, he is from Corona del Mar, CA, Brian C. Stapleton.

Then I check DXmap for Es MUF patches, and find a 17 MHz one above
Flagstaff, but none midway between us (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1993 monitoring: confirmed first
SWBC, Friday August 2 at 2200 on WRMI 9955, fair S8-S9.

Also confirmed, UT Sat Aug 3 at 0130 on WRMI 7780, JBA in local HNL,
without which it should have been sufficient. Next:
0629vUT Saturday HLR 6190-CUSB Germany
1000 UT Saturday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW [Aug 3 & 17; alt. weeks]
1430 UT Saturday HLR 9485-CUSB Germany
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
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 6160v?
0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955
0930 UT Monday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW
1130 UT Monday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW
1816 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780
0800 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW [2 editions]
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780

[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. 7490.1v, August 3 at 0000, music unseems William Tell
Overture as I try to hear Angela And Allan Weiner WorldWide on WBCQ,
but buried in local hi line noise level. By 0004 I`m on the webcast,
now with W.T.O. but sounds slightly different and runs late until
0005, when it`s The TimTron hosting instead of A&AW. Says now
quadricasting on 3265, 5130, 6160 and 7490 (but if I can`t get 7490,
forget the rest!). He doesn`t have AW`s proper theme music so he found
another W.T.O. performance on YT.

People are wondering about Superstation 9330? It`s not 100% complete
yet, even tho it was on the air for a while. Transmitter is
water-cooled, but additional air conditioning is needed to be
upgraded. Antenna system is not 100% complete either; and not sure how
properly it funxion: so shut down until these questions be answered.

Sounds like he opens a beer -- no, he says it`s cold H2O as doctor
forbids him any alcohol. On the mend from Lyme disease, tapering off
meds.

Glad to be on new 49mb frequency, and reminisces how, long ago, he and
other hams in Massachusetts wanted to play music so did it there
instead of 40m. 0013 music break with a Leon Russell song. 0021 two
belches; imitates how SSB sounds off-tuned plus and minus, as he
prefers AM mode. Is going to tweak the 6160v transmitter for better
power. ``Nifty`` 6160 is better than 5130 until band ``goes long``
when 5130 still holds up over shorter distances.

0032 another W.T.O. version, jazzed up! Ha. 0038 another song break,
``Ring of Fire`` by Social Distortion. [0042 do I feel a quick
earthquake tremor in Enid??] Another song until 0047 outroed as ``See
My Way``. 0049 talking about Tesla coils, belch. 0050 a cough and 7490
webcast stops! Must be delicate connexion there; at first suspected
problem at my end. 0053 I think to try the Area 51 webcast and it is
still running with TTT playing yet another version of W.T.O, from a
video he says is worth seeing. 0056 talking about feeding and adopting
a stray chat [sic]; belch, and SFX, woman talking briefly presumably
Mrs. Tron. Over without an outro or goodbye at 0100. Said he kept
computer off so no e-mail; and no phone calls either.

John Carver also monitored the hour on an axual radio:

``Tonight's show started a bit late this evening on 7490 with TimTron
as the host. He says they are broadcasting on 3265, 5130, 6160 and
7490. He repeats what Allan previously said about the cooling problems
with the new transmitter and the continuing antenna work. He also
states that his Lyme disease seems to be on the run and he is feeling
better and they are cutting his medication back some. Then into some
music.

Some talk about 49 meters and why he prefers AM for ham work. He also
said that in general 6160 was doing better than 5130 at getting out to
people. Evidently he hasn't listened to it from my QTH. Then more
music. Some more talk about 6160. He must really like it. Some talk
about Tesla coils and how he modified one to play music. Then he
played a recording of two Tesla coils playing the William Tell
Overture.

Program was off the air at 0100. Some dead air for a bit on 7490 then
into Brother Stair. A minute or two after that music started and we
had both music and Brother Stair at the same time. John Mid-North
Indiana``.

6160v, Aug 3 at 0131, I manage to detect a JBA carrier from this WBCQ
on the air after nothing for several weekdays, vs local HNL (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9475, August 2 at 1835, no signal from WTWW-1, nor on night
frequency 5830, but could be on below noise level. Let alone 5085
WTWW-2. 31m propagation is OK with audibles: 9395 TOMBS via WRMI; 9265
JBA WINB carrier (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1210, August 3 at 0355 UT, heavy SAH typical of KGYN vs WJNL
as previously measured, this time about 168/minute, or 2.8 Hz;
national commercial, but then ``94.5 WJNL`` ID and back to Jim
Bohannon show live. So 50 kW daytimer in Kingsley MI, Traverse City
market is still cheating as first noted here a sesquimonth ago. 94.5
would be their FM affiliate in Mackinaw City (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Correxion: this should have started with 9320-9340, not
9320-9330; fixed:

9320-9340, August 2 at 0042, wideband weak whine centered about 9330,
making me wonder if it`s something leaking out of WBCQ-6 Superstation,
which has been off the air for further antenna work. On
AWWW last week, AW said it would not resume until late August, but a
twit from him August 1 via Artie Bigley said it would be ``soon``...
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 0527 UT August 3

Glenn Hauser logs July 31-August 1-2, 2019

Glenn Hauser
 

** CANADA. 1610, Aug 2 at 0133, YL mixing English with S Asian
language, no doubt CHHA, Toronto, Voces Latinas, in two languages
which are anything but Latin. Four-year-old program grid still comes
up on website

http://chha1610am.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/PostCard-CHHA-1610AM-2016.jpg
claiming Portuguese occupies the M-F 9-10 pm ET hour, but I`ll bet
it`s Punjabi shifted from the 10-11 pm EDT hour (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. CNR1 jammer search, August 1 at 1337:
11100, JBA carrier
11150, JBA in Chinese
11440, Chinese S1-S5
11460, Chinese S6-S9

Now from 1342, all audibly in Chinese talk:
12190, S9-S7
12500, S8-S5
12550, S9-S7
12800, S5-S3
12880, S5-S7
14640, S6-S3

14900, JBA carrier --- None WOOB higher up to 16.0 MHz (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6000, Aug 1 at 0434, RHC English is S9+20 but JBM, suptorted.
Wiggle that patchcord! Only // at this early hour, 6165 is JBM but not
distorted. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** KIRITIMATI. 846, August 1 at 0532, JBA carrier vs storm noise
level, presumed R. Kiribati, 10 kW, rather than anything from Europe
this late where there are only *3* stations on 846 ranging from 0.3 to
1 to 3 kW, in Ireland, Denmark, and Italy.

Just when is sunset at London=Ronton, the main town on Xmas Island? I
normally consult gaisma.com, but it`s wrong! Based on wrong longitude
for this place:

``London, Kiribati - Basic information
Latitude: +1.99 (1°59'24"N)
Longitude: +157.78 (157°46'48"E)
claiming Aug 1 SS at 19:41 local - 12h = 0741 UT

It`s at 157+ WEST, NOT EAST!!! Off by some 46 degrees, which makes all
the other info about it wrong.

Kiribati is a very ``large`` country, widely separated island groups.
Kiritimati is the most easterly, in fact in the western hemisphere,
where it should be east of the Dateline, but to keep the country in
the same day, DL has been pushed eastward. Total population only about
100 K. Yet Kiribati encompasses three timezones, UT +12, 13 and 14,
which only a few other countries in the world can match or exceed (not
including the largest, India and China).

Wikipedia and Geohack present the correct coordinates:
1° 59′ 0″ N, 157° 28′ 30″ W

Now I go to
https://www.timeanddate.com/time/zone/kiribati/kiritimati
where the timezone is shown as UT +14
and the current sunset time at:
https://www.timeanddate.com/sun/kiribati/kiritimati
is 18:41 local - 14h = 0441 UT

Now that makes a lot more sense for 846 kHz being positioned for
nighttime propagation, even an hour earlier than I was hearing it:
not, until two hours later (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA [and non]. 1650, Aug 2 at 0131 UT, 479-area code ad, and
non-ID as ``Life 98-7``, i.e. the puny translator in Fort Smith AR, of
KFSW which is really in Sallisaw OK.

In QRM also a mention of ``The River Valley``, which seems extremely
generic applicable to anywhere, but is a known monicker for eastern
Iowa, i.e. KCNZ Cedar Falls (BTW, what a coincidence that WCNZ is on
the next frequency 1660, in Marco Island FL, presumably unrelated with
widely divergent formats) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 9690, August 2 at 0040, REE North American frequency still
AWOL, while 11940 for S America is still well audible. If one
transmitter is out of order, there are still two more which could be
used weekday evenings for us, after they are finished with the Eastern
Hemisphere at 2200 ---- but that would make too much sense (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1992 monitoring: confirmed Wed July
31 at 2100 on WBCQ 7490.1v, JBA.

NOT confirmed on WRMI 9955, until abrupt *cut-on Wed July 31 at 2100.5
with WOR joined already in progress, poor with Cuban pulse jamming
already. Such are the risks of being the very first program on a given
transmission. Far from synch with WBCQ which is too weak to figure out
the displacement.

Also confirmed UT Thu August 1 at 0100 on WRMI 7780, fair S8-S9+10 but
not overcoming storm noise level (local hi line noise is off at the
moment; but back 24 hours later)

WORLD OF RADIO 1993 contents: Andorra non, Antarctica, Australia,
Bolivia?, Bougainville, China, Congo, Cuba, Czechia, Equatorial
Guinea, Europe, France, Indonesia, Korea North non, Laos, Netherlands,
North America, Oman, Spain, Sudan South non,Tibet and non, USA,
Vatican, Vietnam, Zambia, unidentified; meteor scatter, and the
propagation outlook. Finished by 2250 UT Thursday August 1, ready for
first broadcasts on Friday. On SW should be at:

2200 UT Friday WRMI 9955
0130 UT Saturday WRMI 7780
0629vUT Saturday HLR 6190-CUSB Germany
1000 UT Saturday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW [Aug 3 & 17; alt. weeks]
1430 UT Saturday HLR 9485-CUSB Germany
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
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 6160v?
0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955
0930 UT Monday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW
1130 UT Monday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW
1816 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780
0800 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW [2 editions]
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780

[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. 9320-9330, August 2 at 0042, wideband weak whine centered
about 9330, making me wonder if it`s something leaking out of WBCQ-6
Superstation, which has been off the air for further antenna work. On
AWWW last week, AW said it would not resume until late August, but a
twit from him August 1 via Artie Bigley said it would be ``soon``.

Meanwhile via Ivo Ivanov, different frequencies for the World`s Last
Chance Arabic service have been registered with HFCC, effective Aug 5?
at 75 degrees: 12120 at 2000-0857, and 15705 at 0900-1157; the rest of
the day in English on 9330. Apparently someone is not aware that 12120
is occupied by continuous RTTY at least in the daytime. That should be
a fun collision should it ever eventuate.

6160v, Aug 2 at 0050, still nothing from new WBCQ frequency via
``classic`` transmitter ex-9330v. Maybe will be running only on
weekends? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1993, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** U S A. Quick MW bandscan at SSS Aug 2 at 0140 UT finds live
anti-Democratic ranting from acting president Drumpf at a rally in
Cincinnati on at least: 840 WHAS Louisville, 890 WLS Chicago, 600
presumed WMT Iowa, and on 760 a station with ``Amen`` interjexions, so
KCCV, a Kansas City Bott rather than WJR Detroit? KCCV is supposed to
cut from 6000 to 200 watts at night, after 0115 UT in August, and
normally we hear only WJR. Loads of major AM stations demean
themselves by spewing far-right hateshows all day, but the above are
worst of the worst. Note, NOT heard on WLW Cincinnati (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 5909.5-USB, Aug 2 at 0048, 2-way JBA in English,
American military style, vs HNL; one callsign maybe ``Countdown`` and
a brief digiburst. Lots of autologs in the UDXF iog, including
``5909.5 is one of the freqs of the US COTHEN network`` meaning
Cellular Over-The-Horizon Enforcement Network, first reported in
2010y. What is that all about? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 12025, Aug 2 at 0029, S6-S8 of very distorted modulation
on very rough unstable carrier, not improved by FM tuning. Seems to be
mainly music, like a spur or badly mistuned transmitter, but NOT
matching biggest 25m signals of RHC, REE, or RNA. Maybe Cairo
attempting to resume Latin American service? But imaginarily scheduled
on 9 MHz band now.

Another possibility: Reach Beyond Australia is the only thing sked on
12025 at 0030-0100 in Burmese, partly Rohingya; or jamming? (So would
the Rohingya be less persecuted in Myanmar if they were Christians?)
Recheck on another receiver at 0116, not heard, so could also be
something local (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 15400, August 1 at 1348, open carrier at S8, some slow
fading to S4, but off by 1349*. Maybe a tune-up check by Ascension or
Issoudun which radiate later hours on this frequency (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0518 UT August 2

Glenn Hauser logs July 29-30-31, 2019

Glenn Hauser
 

DX/SWL/MEDIA PROGRAMS updated July 31:
http://www.worldofradio.com/dxpgms.html

Note: latest DX LISTENING DIGEST notice had wrong number as subject,
typo 19-20 instead of 19-30, rest of info including linx, correct

** BRAZIL. 11855.749v, July 29 at 2335, S8-S9 from R. Aparecida always
way off-frequency. 2337 conveniently mentions ``programa Com a Mãe
Aparecida``.

9630.426v, July 30 at 0611, JBA carrier no doubt from another
Apparition, while 11855+ is not audible now (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. July 30 circa 1330, no CNR1 WOOB jammers audible; must be
very poor FE propagation.

July 31 at 1338-1342 WOO bandscanning, 9.2 to 17.0 MHz finds only:
11100, JBA Chinese
11440, JBA Chinese
11460, JBA Chinese weaker carrier
14640, Chinese at S9-S6, best by far
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15140, July 30 at 1335, RHC is open carrier/dead air while
15230 is OK nominal. Same situation at 1432 recheck. Something`s
always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15370, July 30 at 2003, S9-S3, RHC Portuguese is Just Barely
Modulated, with hum, while 15140 is S6-S5, JBM seems French.
Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** INDIA. 7380, July 31 at 0055, 1 kHz tone at S9/+10 but only poor vs
HNL. Aoki/NDXC shows it must be AIR prior to 01-02 Sindhi hour via
Bengaluru. HFCC shows odd power of 400 kW at 300 degrees staring at
0045 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 9690, July 30 at 2215, no signal from REE North American
frequency, at least not missing English since it`s Tuesday. Still well
audible S9+10/20 on ME frequency 12030 backwards, in Spanish
introducing blues music from Chicago! Earlier I heard it going into
Arabic at 2130, ``Huna Madrid``.

9690 had been missing for several days, but reported by Richard
Langley as heard again: July 29 at 2000; and later that same hour by
JRX in Brasil; by RL until 0205* July 30; but missing again July 30 at
his 2048 check (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1992 monitoring: confirmed UT Tue July 30 at
0100 on WRMI 7780, fair. Next:

2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 to SSE
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

(mp3 stream) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor1992.m3u
(mp3 download) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor1992.mp3

Or via http://www.worldofradio.com/audiomid.html
Also linx to podcast services.

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

** U S A. 6160v, July 31 at 0057, no signal from this WBCQ, at a
daypart it had been active, so what now? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1659 UT July 31

FTIOM & UBMP, August 4-10

Bill Tilford
 

From the Isle of Music, August 4-10:
This week, we look at the career of the late Mongo Santamaria, who left us a vast and diverse body of work recorded in Cuba and the United States. 
The broadcasts take place:
1. For Eastern Europe but audible well beyond the target area in most of the Eastern Hemisphere (including parts of East Asia and Oceania) with 100Kw, Sunday 1500-1600 UTC on SpaceLine, 9400 KHz, from Sofia, Bulgaria (1800-1900 MSK)
If you don't have a shortwave radio or are out of range, you can listen live to an uplink from a listening radio in the Netherlands during the broadcast at 
http://websdr.ewi.utwente.nl:8901/?tune=9400am
2. For the Americas and parts of Europe, Tuesday 0000-0100 UTC (New UTC) on WBCQ, 7490 KHz from Monticello, ME, USA (Monday 8-9PM EST in the US).
If you don't have a shortwave or are out of range, you can listen to a live stream from the WBCQ website here (choose 7490)
http://www.wbcq.com/?page_id=7
3 & 4. For Europe and sometimes beyond, Tuesday 1900-2000 UTC and Saturday 1200-1300 UTC on Channel 292, 6070 KHz from Rohrbach, Germany.
If you don't have a shortwave radio or are out of range, you can listen live to an uplink from a listening radio in the Netherlands during the broadcast at 
http://websdr.ewi.utwente.nl:8901/?tune=6070am

Uncle Bill's Melting Pot, August 4 and 6, 2019:
Episode 124 brings you music from Japan that spans over 80 years. 
The transmissions take place: 
1.Sundays 2200-2230 UTC (6:00PM -6:30PM Eastern US) on WBCQ The Planet 7490 KHz from the US to the Americas and parts of Europe
If you don't have a shortwave or are out of range, you can listen to a live stream from the WBCQ website here (choose 7490)
http://www.wbcq.com/?page_id=7
2. Tuesdays 2000-2030 UTC on Channel 292, 6070 KHz from Rohrbach, Germany for Europe.
If you don't have a shortwave radio or are out of range, you can listen live to an uplink from a listening radio in the Netherlands during the broadcast at
http://websdr.ewi.utwente.nl:8901/?tune=6070am

DX Listening Digest 19-20; World of Radio 1992

Glenn Hauser
 

DX Listening Digest 19-30 has now been posted at
http://www.w4uvh.net/dxld1930.txt
and also soon, sometimes delayed at
http://www.w4uvh.net/dxlatest.txt
Alternatively, latest DXLD 19-30 is also here until next issue:
http://www.worldofradio.com/dxlatest.txt

CONTENTS:
WOR 1992 / AFGHANISTAN / ALBANIA / ARGENTINA non / AUSTRALIA +non Unique / AUSTRALIA +non Vision Australia / AUSTRALIA +non VLQ / BANGLADESH / BENIN / BHUTAN / BOLIVIA / BRAZIL / CANADA CBON-FM-17/CHOA-FM/CHGO-FM / CANADA Real Peoples Radio / CHAD non / CHINA +non / CONGO DR / CUBA +non / CYPRUS / DENMARK / DIEGO GARCIA / ECUADOR non / EGYPT / EQUATORIAL GUINEA / ERITREA non / ETHIOPIA non / GERMANY +non / GERMANY EAST / GREECE / GUAM / GUATEMALA +non / HONDURAS / INDIA / IRAN / IRELAND non / ITALY non / JORDAN / KASHMIR / KOREA NORTH +non / KOREA SOUTH / KUWAIT / KYRGYZSTAN / LAOS non / MALAYSIA / MEXICO / MOLDOVA / NEW ZEALAND / NIGERIA / NORTH AMERICA YHWH / NORWAY / OKLAHOMA +non Rother / PERU / PHILIPPINES / ROMANIA / RUSSIA / SAUDI ARABIA / SIKKIM / SOLOMON ISLANDS / SOUTH AFRICA / SPAIN / TAJIKISTAN / TIBET +non / TURKEY / UKRAINE +non / UK Caroline / UK Baldock / UK non BBCWS / UK USAGM / USA non USAGM / USA +non WOR/WRMI/WBCQ/WA0RCR/HLR/Unique/IRRS / USA +non WBCQ+ / USA +non WRMI+ / USA WWCR / USA WTWW / USA WZGV+ / USA WBBM / USA WJNL / USA KIKO/KBSZ+ / USA WSRT/WBCM/WKMJ/Smile FM/WBSZ++ / USA Oasis/KWIR / USA FCC/Pirates / VATICAN +non / UNIDENTIFIED 1210 / UNIDENTIFIED 1670 / UNIDENTIFIED 2750 / UNIDENTIFIED 5840 / UNIDENTIFIED 6000 / UNIDENTIFIED 15450 / TESTIMONIALS / LANGUAGE LESSONS / MUSEA / WORLD OF HOROLOGY / DX-PEDITIONS / DIGITAL BROADCASTING / RADIO EQUIPMENT FORUM / PROPAGATION / TIPS FOR RATIONAL LIVING

For restrixions and searchable 2019 contents archive see
http://www.worldofradio.com/dxldmid.html
[also linx to previous years]

NOTE: If you are a regular reader of DXLD, and a source of DX news but
have not been sending it directly to us, please consider yourself
obligated to do so. Thanks, Glenn

WORLD OF RADIO 1992 contents: Albania, Australia, Brasil, Canada,
China and non, Cuba, Denmark, Guam, Kashmir, Korea North non, México,
North America, Norway, Perú, Philippines, Sikkim, Spain, Tibet,
Ukraine and non, USA, Uzbekistan, Vatican non, knobless caradios, ton
of cement; and the propagation outlooks

SW Broadcasts starting July 26:
2200 UT Friday WRMI 9955 to SSE [confirmed]
0130 UT Saturday WRMI 7780 to NE [confirmed]
0629vUT Saturday HLR 6190-CUSB Germany to WSW [confirmed]
1000 UT Saturday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW [Aug 3, 17, alt. weeks]
1130 UT Saturday WRMI 9955 to SSE [canceled!]
1430 UT Saturday HLR 9485-CUSB Germany to WSW [not confirmed]
1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
2100 UT Saturday WRMI 9955 to SSE [confirmed]
0130 UT Sunday WRMI 5850 to NW [not on air due to feedline damage]
0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315] ND [confirmed]
1030 UT Sunday HLR 7265-CUSB Germany to WSW [confirmed]
2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to NE [confirmed]
0130 UT Monday WRMI 9395 to NNW, 7780 to NE [confirmed]
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE [confirmed]
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW [confirmed; also 6160v!]
0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955 to SSE [confirmed]
0930 UT Monday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW
1130 UT Monday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW
1816 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania ND
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE [confirmed]
0800 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW [2 editions]
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 to SSE
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

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

Latest edition of this schedule version, including AM, FM, satellite
and webcasts with hotlinks to station sites and audio, is at:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html or
http://schedule.worldofradio.org or http://sked.worldofradio.org

For updates see our Anomaly Alert page:
http://www.worldofradio.com/anomaly.html

WORLD OF RADIO PODCASTS:

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http://www.rmrc.de/index.php/rmrc-audio-plattform/podcast/glenn-hauser-wor

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https://blog.keithweston.com/2018/11/22/world-of-radio-podcast/

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Unedited, uncondensed, unchanged from original version, many of
them too complex, minutely researched, multi-frequency, opinionated,
inconsequential, off-topic, or lengthy for some log editors to
manage; and also ahead of their availability in these weekly issues:
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Best DX wishes, Glenn Hauser