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Glenn Hauser logs April 5-7, 2020

Glenn Hauser
 

** ANTARCTICA. 15475.97-CUSB, April 7 at 1420 tune-in past 1435+, JBA
carrier direct over the almost all-water path from Esperanza to Enid,
as I have not been able to detect for some time amid several special
LRA-36 transmissions; it`s about equivalent to 15825 WWCR normal
signal now without any sporadic-E boost.

By 1452 I`m on the Campo Brasil KiwiSDR for poor partially readable
signal: mainly two YL voices, with saludos; 1456 song; 1502 contact
info; then my pause for breakfast of waffle; 1531 music; 1536 echo
feedback announcement, deliberate? more song; 1540 ID, contact info;
1552 fading up a bit stronger, song; 1556 full ID, and bit of English
in a song about telephone; 1603 sounds like an old-time-radio clip,
1606 gone and apparently not coming back. Anyway, used up my 60-minute
per day limit on this SDR (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NEW ZEALAND. Correxion: the UT Friday time is 2005 not 2300; fixed:
Updating WORLD OF RADIO times on World FM, and webcasts, with DST off
in NZ as of April 5: all shifted one real UT hour later to: Thursday
0930 and 2300 UT; UT Friday 2005. Unfortunately due to my current
produxion schedule on Thursdays, the first two airings there are
almost a week old. Lots of other good programming; see:
http://www.worldfm.co.nz/sched-db.php?offset=0
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SCOTLAND [non]. Correcting date on this: April 5, not 6, fixed:
5850 // 5010, UT Sun April 5 at 0100-0200, `Encore`
classical music reconfirmed on both WRMI frequencies...
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SPAIN. 11670, April 5 at 2152+, I mentioned as a poor signal of RHC
among others --- but as noted by wb and HFCC, Spain is now on 11670 in
A-20 like previous A-seasons instead of 11685 in Bs, for Africa. Not
clear yet whether Cuba have totally left 11670, or at least not
overlapping with Spain (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TAIWAN [non]. 7780 // 9395 // 5010, UT Tue April 7 at 0201, RTI
Spanish on three WRMI frequencies, but 5800 has gone off. Opening
announces that it`s the test program for Tuesday March 17!! Still
nothing new on these relays. All programs (ahem) should announce
original recording or airdates so we can keep track of them. Usual
delayed start following fragment of BZ ID and about a minute of music
before off-timesignal and opening. Subject already COVID 19
originating in Hubei province, ``continental China``, refuting Big Lie
that it`s a ``People`s Republic`` rather than a Commie dictatorship.

BTW, Dr Fauci, it`s Hoo-bay, not Hoo-by, but everything else he says
is of the greatest reliability. Should you rely on forever impeached
acting president Drumpf instead of him, you`ll be SORRY or even dead
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 359-MCW kHz, April 7 at 0622 UT, ND beacon SDR, which is 25
watts from Snyder, Texas, NW of Sweetwater, on US 84 toward Post and
Lubbock; 495 km away.

251-MCW kHz, April 7 at 0627 UT, NDB ID as AM, which is 100 watts from
Amarillo TX; seldom logged here at 400 km. Still gone is Stillwater
OK, SW from 255 (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, WOR)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2028 monitoring: confirmed UT Tuesday April 7
at 0100 on WRMI 7780, good via UTwente SDR in Holland. Next:
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, WOR) see also NEW ZEALAND

** U S A. 7780, UT Tue April 7 at 0130, WRMI with a ``pilot program``
of music; intro gives what sounds like a callsign to be looked up on
FB --- but not if you can`t be sure of the letters or join the
disgraced group. Maybe WVZJ or something fonetikaly similar. Also
promises a ``surprise`` at the end of the program, so I retune at 0157
and hear nothing but music, until, surprise, cut off for Rudy Espinal
ID at 0159.5. What is this? I heard the same thing exactly two weeks
ago on UT Tue March 24. WRMI skedgrid shows Wavescan at 0130 Tue not
only on 5010 // 5850 as reconfirmed, but also 7780 which is the way I
entered it on DX/SWL/MEDIA programs (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. Level 5 strong tropo bullseye right over central OK
predicted by Hepburn, so I hasten to bandscan, April 7 from 1545 UT.
Almost all ``open`` DX channels have a BAD signal on them, in the
repack range, plus 45 no doubt still KOTV Tulsa; except nothing on 34
and 9; and two `local` OKC channels are BAD, caused by DX QRM, 7 and
15. 15 would most likely be KSNW Wichita, ex-45. 7: full-powers still
exist in Hays and Pittsburg KS; Amarillo, Austin, Odessa, Tyler TX
plus numerous low-powers; nothing in OK except KOCO.

I sit on RF 32 which shows signs of reaching decode threshold, and it
does briefly at 1620, with a CW 33 bug in LR, and PSIP as 33-1 KDAF-DT
--- that`s 780 kW in Dallas TX; gone before I can check out its
subchannels.

RF 26, April 7 at 1625, this one decodes as 24-1 FOX, which isn`t very
helpful, but must be 350 kW from the opposite direxion, KSAS-TV
Wichita; subs are 24-2 TBD and 24-3 Comet; contrary to W9WI.com which
has 24-2 as GetTV. The only other 24-1 Fox on RF 26 is Macon GA, no
way here (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1709 UT April 7