Glenn Hauser logs April +8-9, 2021


Glenn Hauser
 

** CUBA. 6040-6080, April 9 at 0602, RHC 6060 transmitter is not only
burying its English under big humbuzz, but splashing out over this
range, e.g. ruining 6070 CFRX. Something`s always wrong at RHC.

5040 & 6000 & 6100 are off, but 6165 remains with English at S9+10/20
tho undermodulated; not 6145 this time (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 13505-trace, 13570, 13635; 13765, 13830, 13895, 13960-trace,
April 9 at 1350, RHC spurblobs with F# tones at approx. 65 kHz
intervals out to 4th order from source 13700-AM at S9-S4 weaker than
// 13740 which is clean. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 15140, April 9 at 1358, this RHC is off; 1500 recheck is on
at S9+20/30 with good mod // 11760. Aoki says 15140 from *1400 but
EiBi from *1100. SAWA? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** ERITREA [and non]. Re this: ``UNIDENTIFIED. 15340, April 3 at 1705,
I`m checking an A-21 frequency HFCC-registered for RMI via France,
q.v.: there is a JBA carrier, but it`s surrounded by DRM-like noise,
where nonesuch is scheduled. Weak, and I can`t get any remote to lock
and decode it as DRM (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)``

i.e.: ``15340 1700 1800 48W Mul 127 250 1234567 DTWT [Alameda BF?]``

Ivo Ivanov reported on April 4: ``Dimtse Wegahta Tigray Voice of Dawn
Tigray, 1700-1800 on 15340 ISS 250 kW / 127 deg to EaAf Tigrinya +
white noise jamming`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 2081)

** HAWAII. Re the fonetix I heard ending the :50 minute announcement
on WWVH, I check 10000 again April 8 at 0550: it`s about MARS activity
on ``60`` meters, foneticizing website DOD.ORG. How is it that of all
USG/military activities, this merits time on WWV/H? (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** INDONESIA. When checking HFCC for Romania A21 sked, I hit RRI
instead of RRO, and come up with this TOTALLY IMAGINARY sked for
Indonesia, including 3325 relay via Playa-de-Pals, the long-destroyed
R. Liberty site on the coast of Spain! Makes HFCC a laughingstock:
http://hfcc.org/data/schedbybrc.php?seas=A21&broadc=RRI
53 entries; language for all, long-dead domestic sites is English! Why
not?! These are presumably sprinkled thruout the by-frequency A-21
schedule; beware! (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. RF 26, April 9 at 1508 UT, KOTV Tulsa on its repacked
channel ex-45; with level 1-2-3 tropoblobs between Tulsa and here,
barely decodes via my broken antenna for ID but not audiovideo: 6-1
KOTV-HD; 6-2 KQCW-SD; 6-3 NewsOn6. Also BAD signals on 15 and 21. Now
both Wichita and Tulsa are on some same channels, which would have
been unthinkable in the Analog Era.

Rabbitears.info shows the same KOTV trios also on RF 19 in McAlester
OK, RF 30 in Caney KS, low powers 1 kW ERP; same callsigns??

https://www.rabbitears.info/market.php?request=station_search&callsign=kotv
I would check the other major reference, W9WI.com but even ``created
4-9-2021`` it`s still Canadian-only. FCC TV Query calls them all
KOTV-DT as ``Tulsa`` not mentioning far McAlester or Caney; only the
coördinates imply them! (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, WOR)

** ROMANIA. 9660, April 9 at 0554, RRI closing 0530 English, S9-S7
citing further English times and frequencies. First time noticing this
right next to Brasil 9665-. Springy propagation improving? No, HFCC
shows NOT supposed to be on 9660 at 0530-0600, rather 0500-0530
French, and 0630-0700 Arabic! So stayed on an extra semihour? 0530
English supposed to be only on 6015, 7325 and 17760; one of which
probably DRM, not specified at
http://hfcc.org/data/schedbybrc.php?seas=A21&broadc=RRO
See also INDONESIA (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 9395, April 9 at 0553, TOMBS via WRMI, only
poor S4-S6; something on 9455 JBA carrier, presumably SMTV. WRMI
skedgrid still dated April 2, the day before BS died, still shows him
on 6 frequencies during the 05-06 hour: 5850, 5950, 7570, 7730, 7780,
9395 --- but 7570 and 7780 are still gone. Not sure at what hour they
QRT, but TOM had been starting at 04 on 7780; was continuous 00-11 on
7570. The latter jamfree bigsig beamed NW across America could/should
be re-occupied with significant evening programming (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** SPAIN [and non]. 17855, April 7 at *1800, REE is S9 here but deep
fades and bound to expire in an hour or so; `24 Horas` domestic
newscast all about new regulations coping with COVID-19 in Spain. Poor
as it may be, is the SSOB, vs JBA carriers on adjacent 17850, 17720,
17700, i.e. per HFCC: 17850 RFI ISS; 17720 AWR Nauen? supposed to
finish Oromo at 1800; 17700 something from Woofferton, World`s Last
Chance in English per Aoki; no longer VOA NC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. Alfredo Cotroneo advises me that IRRS will no
longer broadcast WOR Mondays at 1800 UT on 7290, replaced by something
else. A new time for WOR has now been found, SATURDAYS at 1800v on
7290 --- this means listeners will get more timely info on the program
produced late UT Thursdays. Tnx, Alfredo. In addition:

``Here is the new schedule of WOR on IRRS:
FRI 2030 UT on 594 kHz + streaming (*)
SAT 1800 UT on 7290 kHz+ 594 kHz + streaming
SAT 2330 UT streaming only
SUN 2100 UT 594 kHz
(*) this should provide best propagation to Europe on MW. It will be
even better when we move to 918 kHz, which will be less noisy.``

WORLD OF RADIO 2081 contents: Alaska, Andorra non, Angola, Antarctica,
Austria, Brasil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Cuba, East Turkistan,
Eritrea and non, France, Germany, India, Italy and non, Korea South,
México, Netherlands, New Zealand, North America, Papua New Guinea,
Perú, Russia and non, South Carolina non, Spain, Sri Lanka, Turkey,
Ukraine, USA, Vanuatu, Zambia; propagation outlook [apologies for some
snags in the original recording]

WOR 2081 is available as of 0139 UT Friday April 9, 2021
(mp3 stream) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2081.m3u
(mp3 download) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2081.mp3

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

The shortwave broadcasts should be:

0130 UT Friday WRMI 5850 to NW, 7780 to NE
1300 UT Saturday WRMI 15770 to NE
1801vUT Saturday IRRS 7290 14580 Bulgaria to WNW, 594-Italy [ex-Mon]
1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
2300 UT Saturday WRMI 7780 to NE
0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315; as late as 0400]
2200vUT Sunday WBCQ 6160v Area 51 to WSW
2300 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to NE
0030 UT Monday WRMI 7730 to WNW
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE, 5800 to SSE
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

Our non-commercial broadcasts and website depend on voluntary support:
thanks this week to Randy Stewart, Battlefield MO, via PayPal to
woradio at yahoo.com Not necessarily in US funds, and says, ``Glenn,
it's about time I contributed to your (virtually) lifelong efforts on
behalf of DXers!``

One may also contribute, by MO or check in US funds on a US bank to
Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702.

First airings confirmed UT Fri April 9 at 0130 on WRMIs: 5850 VG
direct; 7780 VG via SDRs NE of FL (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 9955, April 7 at 2128, WRMI in French about a coup d`état,
interviewee with heavy African? accent vs pure-French interviewer,
pause for brief ID in English as Radio for Peace International, back
to French; as scheduled Wednesdays at 21-22 preceding WOR at 2200
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** VANUATU. 11835, April 9 at 0551, presumed R. Vanuatu X3 is JBA, yet
the OSOB, therefore also the SSOB (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report despatched at 1745 UT April 9