Glenn Hauser logs April 9-10, 2021


Glenn Hauser
 

** CUBA. 13606, April 9 at 2025, besides noise jamming against nothing
since R. Marti quit 13605 at 2000, there are now those curious beeps
--- irregularly sometimes 3 at a time; otherwise two tones
alternating, seem to be centered about 1 kHz above the channel. We
have noticed this before e.g. on 11930 after-hours from Cuban jammers;
perhaps just playing around. More of same still at 2256 recheck. Hard
to imagine any intelligence being conveyed by this non-coded beeping
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 9650, April 9 at 2128, RHC is S9-S7 but suptorted.
Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** ITALY. IRRS MW/LW plans: see USA [and non] WORLD OF RADIO

** SPAIN. 11940, Fri April 9 at 2200, token English from REE can be
heard best here only on S8-S9 SAm frequency; 15520 about gone, 17855
never audible today and never on? Justin Coe starts with report about
Spanish official visiting Angola, Sénégal; 2203 problems with
AstraZeneca vaccine; music feature to follow (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 9830, April 9 at 2158, VOT IS on, vs RTTY adding up to
S7-S9; useless. Sunny here, but heavy storming in adjacent counties
crackle up the shortwaves. Winds so high the shack is shaking (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [non]. As per new info from IRRS, I`m checking out the non-SW
broadcasts of WORLD OF RADIO on their schedule via 594 kHz which per
WRTH 2021 is Challenger Radio, 5/1 kW at Villa Estense, Italy, so
should be only 1 kW at night. But there are NO other Europeans on
594.

First broadcast of new WOR 2081 is at 2030 UT Friday April 9, and
there it is via Kiwi remote receivers. I try three in Italy; first via
IZ6BYY in central Italy, S8-S9 with some CCI, het from 595+. Better
via IW3HBX, at Noale where we`re a steady S9+15. That`s only 53 km
away, the two towns equally SW and NE of Padova just inland from
Venezia. I`m also getting it well on the other side of Europe, 858 km
away, via the UTwente SDR, S8-S9 and checking the autonotch gets
completely rid of the het.

The major QRM is the off-frequency Moroccan circa 596, 50 kW at Oujda.
MWOffsets shows Morocco at 595.898 as of 2020-09-23, but sometimes on
593 or 594.998. At Noale SDR the het zero-beats about 595.7. On 594
itself there are Africans in Malawi and Nigeria, and from the ME,
three Sa`udis, 2000, 50 and 10 kW. I never heard any Qur`an or other
Arabic; per WRTH the big gun is fortunately a daytimer quitting at
1500 UT; the 50 kW is 24 hours, and the 10 kW until 2300. It looks
like there would be nothing to impede Challenger from running much
higher power on 594, if they could. A sesquidecade ago there were
several high-power Europeans on 594, now all gone.

Anyhow, Alfredo Cotroneo of IRRS tells me, ``WOR will also be repeated
on our IRN streaming channel and occasionally at other times on MW
and SW. The list of our public streaming channels are available at
https:/nexus.org/MP3

The program is simulcast on 7290 kHz and 594 kHz AM/Medium Wave. We
also anticipate a move from 594 kHz to 918 kHz (much better frequency)
later this summer, as soon as we receive final authorization from the
authorities. LW 207 kHz (Long Wave) will also be activated at around
the same time and we **may** also be able to schedule some broadcast
there. Thank you and take care. 73, Alfredo
-- Alfredo E. Cotroneo, CEO, NEXUS-Int'l Broadcasting Association``

The only broadcaster now on 207 kHz is 75 kW from Iceland. I`m not so
sure 918 will be better: WRTH shows on there are 20 kW from Madrid,
inactive, but I seem to recall it came back; 20 kW from Egypt, unknown
power from Greece, several very low powers from Holland, 50 kW from
Iran, and 30 kW from Nigeria. 918 is one other frequency also
suffering from an off-channel ~1 kHz het, this time from Nigeria on
917! I am adding in the other WOR airings by IRRS on 594 only. Next:

2030 UT Friday IRRS 594-Italy
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]
2100 UT Sunday IRRS 594-Italy
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 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. (7489.9v), UT Sat April 10 at 0000-0100, WBCQ webcast of
`AAAWWW` I semi-monitor. As to be expected, major subject is the late
Brother Stair, and how beneficial he was financially to WBCQ and to
other SW stations, giving him much credit for keeping the SW medium
alive; 0021 datestamp as 9th of April, YOOL 2021; discuss Star Trek
A&A are into watching on Netflix without ads. 0030 Uncle Bill calls
from Chicago about BS being a true believer in SW; how he helped save
Channel 292 in Germany by buying up all spare airtime for a while.
Allan also credits World`s Last Chance for investing so much in SW via
WBCQ. 0048 Angela mentions that she doesn`t believe the `science`
about COVID --- apparently it is all a deliberate conspiracy to turn
everyone communist. IIRC Allan himself does condone vaccination; etc.,
etc. Closing prayer squeaked in, not cut off in webcast, but Hal
Turner JIP. Here`s John Carver`s version:

``Tonight's show started on time on 6160 and 7490 with 7490 having a
slightly better signal, 6160 having a het from 6165 [RHC] and a good
bit of static on both frequencies. Allan and Angela in the studio.
It's 76 degrees in Fla and Angela looks so pretty all dressed up.
Opening talk about Brother Stair's death. After twenty some minutes of
this the talk makes a big jump to the new Star Trek series.

Phone call at 0030 which picks up the Brother Stair thread and the
talk continues. During the second Brother Stair segment, Allan talks
about other religious programs and mentions the purchase of WHRI and
the plans to spiff up the station and get more religious programming
on the air. No other information about the purchase. The talk turns
somewhat political after a few minutes with discussions of covid and
about gun control. Reading of emails at 0051. Talk is cut off mid
sentence at 0100 with no closing prayer and no closing comments and
once again into dead air. John, Mid-North Indiana`` (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

This report dispatched at 0152 UT April 10


Bill Tilford
 

* U S A. (7489.9v), UT Sat April 10 at 0000-0100, WBCQ webcast of
`AAAWWW` I semi-monitor. As to be expected, major subject is the late
Brother Stair, and how beneficial he was financially to WBCQ and to
other SW stations, giving him much credit for keeping the SW medium
alive; 0021 datestamp as 9th of April, YOOL 2021; discuss Star Trek
A&A are into watching on Netflix without ads. 0030 Uncle Bill calls
from Chicago about BS being a true believer in SW; how he helped save
Channel 292 in Germany by buying up all spare airtime for a while.
Allan also credits World`s Last Chance for investing so much in SW via
WBCQ. 0048 Angela mentions that she doesn`t believe the `science`
about COVID --- apparently it is all a deliberate conspiracy to turn
everyone communist. IIRC Allan himself does condone vaccination; etc.,
etc. Closing prayer squeaked in, not cut off in webcast, but Hal
Turner JIP. Here`s John Carver`s version:

Uncle BIll responds -

To put my remarks in their full context, I don't think Channel 292 was on the brink of death, but it was experiencing a rough moment, not exactly a rare event in 21st century shortwave.   What was remarkable about the TOM purchase at that time was that it literally bought all the unbooked time for a while, 24/7, including hours where interference, propagation or timing meant the odds of actually hearing the TOM broadcast were negligible.   There just aren't many people or entities in the industry that would do that sort of thing, and while I was not a TOM listener myself,  I feel that credit is due for that level of commitment to the medium.   Allan added some anecdotes of his own along those lines. 
I further stated on air and will repeat here, that while I am not a consumer of religious broadcasts generally myself, as an independent program producer and host of secular music programs, I am glad they are there.   Take their airtime purchases out of the mix, and programs like mine could no longer afford to buy airtime at the higher price structures.   To put it in even plainer English, even if some of us cannot bless the men or the programs for whatever reasons, let us at least bless their cash, for it makes many things possible.   

73 to all, 

Uncle Bill

On Friday, April 9, 2021, 08:51:42 PM CDT, Glenn Hauser via groups.io <wghauser@...> wrote:


** CUBA. 13606, April 9 at 2025, besides noise jamming against nothing
since R. Marti quit 13605 at 2000, there are now those curious beeps
--- irregularly sometimes 3 at a time; otherwise two tones
alternating, seem to be centered about 1 kHz above the channel. We
have noticed this before e.g. on 11930 after-hours from Cuban jammers;
perhaps just playing around. More of same still at 2256 recheck. Hard
to imagine any intelligence being conveyed by this non-coded beeping
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 9650, April 9 at 2128, RHC is S9-S7 but suptorted.
Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** ITALY. IRRS MW/LW plans: see USA [and non] WORLD OF RADIO

** SPAIN. 11940, Fri April 9 at 2200, token English from REE can be
heard best here only on S8-S9 SAm frequency; 15520 about gone, 17855
never audible today and never on? Justin Coe starts with report about
Spanish official visiting Angola, Sénégal; 2203 problems with
AstraZeneca vaccine; music feature to follow (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 9830, April 9 at 2158, VOT IS on, vs RTTY adding up to
S7-S9; useless. Sunny here, but heavy storming in adjacent counties
crackle up the shortwaves. Winds so high the shack is shaking (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [non]. As per new info from IRRS, I`m checking out the non-SW
broadcasts of WORLD OF RADIO on their schedule via 594 kHz which per
WRTH 2021 is Challenger Radio, 5/1 kW at Villa Estense, Italy, so
should be only 1 kW at night. But there are NO other Europeans on
594.

First broadcast of new WOR 2081 is at 2030 UT Friday April 9, and
there it is via Kiwi remote receivers. I try three in Italy; first via
IZ6BYY in central Italy, S8-S9 with some CCI, het from 595+. Better
via IW3HBX, at Noale where we`re a steady S9+15. That`s only 53 km
away, the two towns equally SW and NE of Padova just inland from
Venezia. I`m also getting it well on the other side of Europe, 858 km
away, via the UTwente SDR, S8-S9 and checking the autonotch gets
completely rid of the het.

The major QRM is the off-frequency Moroccan circa 596, 50 kW at Oujda.
MWOffsets shows Morocco at 595.898 as of 2020-09-23, but sometimes on
593 or 594.998. At Noale SDR the het zero-beats about 595.7. On 594
itself there are Africans in Malawi and Nigeria, and from the ME,
three Sa`udis, 2000, 50 and 10 kW. I never heard any Qur`an or other
Arabic; per WRTH the big gun is fortunately a daytimer quitting at
1500 UT; the 50 kW is 24 hours, and the 10 kW until 2300. It looks
like there would be nothing to impede Challenger from running much
higher power on 594, if they could. A sesquidecade ago there were
several high-power Europeans on 594, now all gone.

Anyhow, Alfredo Cotroneo of IRRS tells me, ``WOR will also be repeated
on our IRN streaming channel and occasionally at other  times on MW
and SW. The list of our public streaming channels are available at
https:/nexus.org/MP3

The program is simulcast on 7290 kHz and 594 kHz AM/Medium Wave. We
also anticipate a move from 594 kHz to 918 kHz (much better frequency)
later this summer, as soon as we receive final authorization from the
authorities. LW 207 kHz (Long Wave) will also be activated at around
the same time and we **may** also be able to schedule some broadcast
there. Thank you and take care. 73, Alfredo
-- Alfredo E. Cotroneo, CEO, NEXUS-Int'l Broadcasting Association``

The only broadcaster now on 207 kHz is 75 kW from Iceland. I`m not so
sure 918 will be better: WRTH shows on there are 20 kW from Madrid,
inactive, but I seem to recall it came back; 20 kW from Egypt, unknown
power from Greece, several very low powers from Holland, 50 kW from
Iran, and 30 kW from Nigeria. 918 is one other frequency also
suffering from an off-channel ~1 kHz het, this time from Nigeria on
917! I am adding in the other WOR airings by IRRS on 594 only. Next:

2030 UT Friday    IRRS 594-Italy
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]
2100 UT Sunday    IRRS 594-Italy
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:

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 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. (7489.9v), UT Sat April 10 at 0000-0100, WBCQ webcast of
`AAAWWW` I semi-monitor. As to be expected, major subject is the late
Brother Stair, and how beneficial he was financially to WBCQ and to
other SW stations, giving him much credit for keeping the SW medium
alive; 0021 datestamp as 9th of April, YOOL 2021; discuss Star Trek
A&A are into watching on Netflix without ads. 0030 Uncle Bill calls
from Chicago about BS being a true believer in SW; how he helped save
Channel 292 in Germany by buying up all spare airtime for a while.
Allan also credits World`s Last Chance for investing so much in SW via
WBCQ. 0048 Angela mentions that she doesn`t believe the `science`
about COVID --- apparently it is all a deliberate conspiracy to turn
everyone communist. IIRC Allan himself does condone vaccination; etc.,
etc. Closing prayer squeaked in, not cut off in webcast, but Hal
Turner JIP. Here`s John Carver`s version:

``Tonight's show started on time on 6160 and 7490 with 7490 having a
slightly better signal, 6160 having a het from 6165 [RHC] and a good
bit of static on both frequencies. Allan and Angela in the studio.
It's 76 degrees in Fla and Angela looks so pretty all dressed up.
Opening talk about Brother Stair's death. After twenty some minutes of
this the talk makes a big jump to the new Star Trek series.

Phone call at 0030 which picks up the Brother Stair thread and the
talk continues. During the second Brother Stair segment, Allan talks
about other religious programs and mentions the purchase of WHRI and
the plans to spiff up the station and get more religious programming
on the air. No other information about the purchase. The talk turns
somewhat political after a few minutes with discussions of covid and
about gun control. Reading of emails at 0051. Talk is cut off mid
sentence at 0100 with no closing prayer and no closing comments and
once again into dead air. John, Mid-North Indiana`` (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

This report dispatched at 0152 UT April 10