Glenn Hauser logs April 5, 2021


Glenn Hauser
 

WORLD OF RADIO HITLIST by Alan Roe, April 5

Hi Glenn, my latest Hitlist update.
https://www.w4uvh.net/hitlist.htm

1) UTC offset notations updated for DST changes in New Zealand

2) USA - World Harvest Radio: Removed links to SW (frequencies,
programmes, live streaming). Retained link to home page for now.
Unless there's a major change anywhere, the next update will be in
May. Best wishes and 73 Alan

** CUBA. Correct number of the AER DX report on RHC En Contacto April
4 was 169, not 569; if always monthly, that = 14+ years (Glenn Hauser,
WOR)

** CUBA. RHC check at 0455 UT April 5: 6060 Spanish with humbuzz, 6100
Spanish with squeal, 5040 good in Spanish; 6165 // 6000 music presumed
English service. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** ITALY. 11390-USB, April 5 at 1642, Marconi Radio International
during publicized broadcast with 250 watts; very marginal via UTwente
SDR but I leave it there rather than fishing around for better Kiwis.
S5 is the noise level and MRI about the same; a song at first; 1643 a
4+1 time?signal and ID in English; a few notes of ``Wheels``,
``playing more music at the weekends`` [sic]; 1645 Italian
announcement; 1650 almost fadeout, music. 1711 mentions R. Aparecida
in Portuguese, a DX segment clip? Then some Italian; clip of RHC in
Spanish; 1715 music; 1724 talk and music; 1728 fade up for ID in
Italian with piano chords IS, then English ID a few times looping and
apparently off 1730 as sked, tho JBA traces of algo a bit longer
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** ROMANIA. Checking the RRI 2030-2100 English to N America, April 5,
*2027 IS via Alexandria SDR is good on both 13650 and 11850. Here at
2043 however, 11850 is JBA carrier and 13650 is JBA. By 2058 RRI is
off but there`s a big OC on 11850, no doubt CUBA. It may well be on
earlier blocking those ex-Commies (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SPAIN. 17855, April 5 at 2025, REE has managed to get its North
American frequency running again after a week AWOL! I proceed to
monitor it and the others the rest of the afternoon, since I have
feared it wouldn`t propagate until 2230, let alone 0200* as scheduled.
Gaisma.com says today`s sunset at Madrid, near Noblejas, was 2044 CEST
= 1844 UT. Of course maybe an hour later for signals to the west thru
the critical first refraxion point, before MUF drop.

First, via the Alexandria VA SDR for a good idea of how it reach the
east coast, bound to be better than into deep North America OK.
Presumably started at 1800 when I was busy monitoring WOR on IRRS. At
2025 tune-in, 17855 is S9+10, good. By 2047 has faded to S8-S9. 2102,
down to S6-S4. 2110, S5-S4 now fighting the band noise level. 2113
about gone! but presumably still transmitting.

Here into my R75: at 2042, 17855 is S8-S5, BUT 15520 aimed away from
us is much better already, S9/+10. 11940 for S America is almost as
good, S8-S9.

Alexandria obs of the others: At 2058, 15520 is S9/+5, already much
better than 17855 S7-S4. By 2135, 11940 surpasses 15520, and BTW still
inaudible on 17855 and ex-9690. By 2143, 15520 has faded out, leaving
11940. By 2157, 11940 remains, better than 11685, the African
frequency I had not checked before, way off-beam and vs 11687.5 RTTY.
11940 still audible at 2200 for timesignal and starting token English
on Monday. Alison says after some news items, feature will be on the
275th anniversary of artist Fsco. Goya, but even this is fading down
and out by 2203.

Back to my own rx: 11940 has held up better here, S9/+10 at 2211; Goya
feature finally starts at 2212 by another YL announcer, but soon
fade-out of the last frequency lasting.

If they were on 9 MHz, like 9690 by now, the 2200 M/W/F English would
surely still propagate as the MUF continues to fall.

Those of us who have been listening to SW for a few years or 60+, have
a feel for Propagation 101, as what I have monitored above should be
obvious and predictable, but not to REE frequency management.

Or they could have checked the WRTH 2021 page 43 for the table of Most
Suitable Frequencies: From Europe to E North America in March-April
2021: 15-23 UT 15 MHz, 23-03 UT 9 MHz; same to W North America: 16-20
UT 15 MHz, 20-24 UT 11 MHz, 00-04 UT 7 MHz. NEVER 17 MHz! Central
North America? Who cares (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 9830, April 5 at 2159 I can hear the VOT IS via Virginia
SDR but fighting the RTTY. At 2204 it`s useless with the two adding up
to S9. Something`s always awry at Ankara (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2080 monitoring: confirmed on IRRS
7290 via UTwente, Monday April 5, modulation cutting on at 1800:49 as
WOR opening with theme is already in progress, same as happened last
week, by misprogrammed automation? Then I lunch, but seems intact
until ending at 1829:30, some music and finally IRRS ID and contact
info, Feature Story News.

I was monitoring earlier from 1750 when there was nothing on 7290 but
CNR in Chinese, music, S7 with splash. *1757 IRRS open carrier with
some hum, but China still audible under, with 5+1 timesignal at 1800,
and CNR1 theme, but I don`t think it stayed on until 1805 as alleged.
By the time WOR starts JIP, ACI splash has abated, finding nothing
closer than 7300 with Iran in German, so LSB or narrow synch tuning
minimises that; Iran quits at 1820 anyway. Next:

1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
2200 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S

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

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thanks this week to Benn Kobb, Arlington VA, for a check to Glenn
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** U S A. 7489.983V, Monday April 5 at 2300, WBCQ with semirepeat of
`Uncle Bill`s Melting Pot` 25 hours after original full airing, but
missed most of it since thru no fault of my own it conflicts with
WORLD OF RADIO on the other WBCQ, 6159.93, Sunday at 2200; even if it
be last week`s edition. UB doesn`t publicize this airing much but I
often find it more convenient. This week starts with music from
Solomon Islands, at 2318, ``This Land is Your Land`` with choir and
bamboo tuned pipes, to be viewed on his site at disgraced FB. More
music to come from Tonga and Vanuatu. Signal noticeably improves at
2325 to S9+10, but chopped off at 2330 for ID and *spot commercial*
for Peacock, newish streaming service of NBC. Spot ads are extremely
rare on US SW stations, no doubt hard to sell; have heard one or two
occasionally on WRMI; and into Camp Constitution Radio on WBCQ. Did
CCR have anything to do with the Peacock adjacency, or does it run at
random, or BCQ choice? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 1540.200, April 5 at 0503 UT, WKVQ still making big het
here; 1319.715, April 5 at 0504 UT, detectable het from WCOG still
here (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. Here`s my latest strategy to view `CBS Sunday Morning`:
timer-record it on KWTV; if awake, check to be sure they haven`t
shunted it to KSBI. Anyway, primarily watch it at:
https://www.cbsnews.com/sunday-morning/
as I did this week April 5 of the April 4 edition, after which I can
re-use my own back-up tape of it. The website playback was correct and
OK, except went into incessant buffering two or three times, but after
noting the timer, refreshed and picked it up where left off. This week
totaled 64 instead of 62 minutes, all commercials excised, but adding
2 minutes to the closing nature segment, more than ever goes on the
CBS air (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search April 5 at 0457,
early enough for NW & SW Europe still to skywave: 531, 558, 576, 585,
612(2), 639(2), 684, 693, 738, 774(2), 837, 855, 882, 891, 909, 1053,
1089, 1125(2), 1134, 1152(2), 1215, 1296(2), 1305(2). Also 1710(2),
likely domestic. (2) = at least two carriers beating (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0118 UT April 6