Glenn Hauser logs December 26, 2020

Glenn Hauser

** CUBA. 9700, Dec 26 at 0557, RHC English is back here, after switch
back to 6145 last night, // much weaker 6000. Something`s not wrong at

Also about 9700, Kenneth Vito Zichi, Williamston MI reports in the
MARE Tipsheet: ``9700 RHC *SPANISH* (yes, something is always wrong,
but really, not so horrible with this mistake) mostly EZL Cuban music
w/brief SS announcements -- which was a good listen! 444+43+ decent
modulation as this channel usually has, 0405-0420 19/Dec RSPdx +SDRuno
+ANC-4 +randomwire --Zichi MI`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** GERMANY. Re my report of 9670, 0400+ UT Dec 26, Channel 292 with
RNEI, or ``OSR``?

``Hi Glenn, merry Xmas and happy New Year 2021! That's OHR, Offshore
History Radio. Often used by Channel 292 as a 'filler' between hours
booked by scheduled broadcasters. Heard here with a very weak signal
on 9670 at 0410-0420 this morning, Dec 26. Looks like RNEI either was
aired an hour earlier (current Channel 292 sked shows 0300 today) or
was cancelled for some reason. 73, Dmitry Mezin, Kazan, RUS``

And from Roger Thauer, Germany:

I had seen the 0300z entry in the schedule for ch292 beforehand. So I
had already checked the situation at 0300z / 04.00 CET on the 9670
kHz. But, since there was no signal on various KIWI SDRs between
Moscow and Kamschatka, not a trace of a transmitter carrier.

2.) An hour later, the situation as described by Glenn. I was i.a.
also back on the Novosibirsk SDR and saw another user from the USA,
probably him.

3.) The midday broadcast from RNEI via ch292 also on 9670 kHz (on
ordered 293° ===> UK/IRL/US) on yesterday, December 25th, at least
worked. The DRM QAM16 SNR (at the end of the show) reached a peak
value of 17 dB in Carlow [IRL]. roger`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2066 monitoring: at first not
confirmed Sat Dec 26 at 1300-1306 on WRMI 15770, JBA carrier only; but
by recheck at 1326 has surged to S9+10/20! Next:

2030vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
2300 UT Saturday WRMI 7780 to NE
0400vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0415; as late as 0500]
2300vUT Sunday WBCQ 6160v Area 51 to WSW [but not last week]
0030 UT Monday WRMI 7730 to WNW
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE, 5800 to SSE
0430 UT Monday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
1900vUT Monday IRRS 7290 Bulgaria to WNW, 594-Italy
0330 UT Tuesday WRMI 5800 to SSE [but not last week]
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
2300 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE [pre-empted] [ex-0100]

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
WOR is always a SW program first, but as stations make it harder to
hear, I can`t blame people for accessing a reliable alternative.

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** U S A. Re my report of TRSW Xmas special on WRMI, 5800, UT Sat Dec
26 at 0300-0400:

``Ahoy Glenn - Thank you for your reception report, which was correct.
Attached is your limited edition eQSL.
now #105]

Here's the program's playlist:

TRSW - 2020 Texas Christmas Music Special - Playlist
The Yellow Rose of Texas - Mitch Miller & His Orchestra (Part)
Nosotros 3 Kings - Beto y Los Fairlanes (Live)
Please Come Home for Christmas - Marcia Ball (Live)
Pretty Paper - Roy Orbison (With the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra)
Silent Night - Destiny’s Child (Feat. Beyonce)
What’s This - Flyleaf
When It’s Christmas Time in Texas - George Strait
Cowboy Christmas Ball - Michael Martin Murphey (Live)
What Child is This? - Eric Johnson and Van Wilks (Live)
You, Me and a Christmas Tree - Asleep at the Wheel (Feat. Ray Benson)
West Texas Christmas - Spur 327 Band
Boogie Woogie Santa Claus - Angela Strehli
Santa Bring My Baby Back (to Me) - Charlie Sexton
Blue Christmas - Willie Nelson
I Hear Jingle Bells - Freedy King
Santa! Don’t Pass Me By - Freddy Fender
Gonna Wrap My Heart in Ribbons - Hank Thompson (Feat. The Brazos
Valley Boys)
Christmas in Harlem - Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra (Feat. Jack
The Yellow Rose of Texas - Mitch Miller & His Orchestra (Part).

Aired December 25, 2020 (Channel 292) and December 26 (WRMI and WBCQ)
Runtime = 59:40.

Cap'n Ric and the Crew hope you had a Merry Christmas and that you'll
have s safe New Year. 73 and Arrgghh. Always be yourself. Unless you
can be a pirate. Then always be a pirate.

Texas Radio Shortwave
Sailing into your ears from the Lone Star State``

Same program is further scheduled on WBCQ 6159.93v, UT Sun Dec 27 at
0200-0300 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 830, Dec 26 circa 0600 UT, no more echoing heard on WCCO.
Replying to my previous reports, Scott Blixt, Minnesota DX Club:

``Re: [MDXC] Why is WCCO 830 echoing? I live here in MN near the Twin
Cities. I did not listen when you did so I`m not sure of any echo
that`s going on. But I will listen more carefully to see if I do hear

WCCO does indeed have a back up transmitter site located just North of
Anoka MN. They own the old KTWN/KANO tower that was 1470 back in the
day. I know a fellow DXer who lives a few blocks away. He mentions to
me that they overload the front end of his radio out when they are
using this transmitter

It is only miles from the Coon Rapids site they use on a day to day
basis. Perhaps someone else in the MDXC will have more info to share``
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. RF 15, Dec 26 at 1643, marginal tropo blob from here into S
and SE Kansas visiblizes KSNW-DT ``3`` Wichita. The only DX decoding
via my broken antenna; and despite my ``local`` KOPX OKC on RF 15.
Only Wichita station making it, not even Bad signals on open others.
First time I think since repacked from RF 45 altho many times KOPX has
been QRMed out by something, probably this. Subchannels:
3-1, KSNW-DT [NBC]
3-2, T`Mundo --- yes, apparently apostrophied in tiny font PSIP, not
Telemun as in
3-3, ION
3-4, TCN --- True Crime Network, a.k.a. Justice but no such ID seen.
I also got some good freeze-frame breakup shots, all-red & white
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1952 UT December 26

Glenn Hauser

Correxion: RF 15 in OKC call is KTBO, the TBN station -- not KOPX which is on RF 18, the Ion station. I`m always getting the calls of these two mixed up - gh