Glenn Hauser logs January 2-3, 2021


Glenn Hauser
 

** AUSTRIA [and non]. From Alan Holder, G4ZBH, Isle of Wight, U.K. on
the WOR iog: ``Hello Glenn, Regarding the "No COVID at Wiener
Philharmoniker". According to the BBC commentator for the programme
screened in the U.K., apparently all members of the orchestra were
tested for COVID on a daily basis to ensure none was infected. It
seems that the programme went out "live" on January 1. I did notice
some unfamiliar faces among the players this year. They could be new
members, or maybe replacements for those who had to drop out because
they caught the virus. Like you, I always greatly enjoy this concert.
I can also get it via Astra satellite with German (Austrian accent)
commentary, which I much prefer to the English announcer.`` (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 13632 & 13769 approx., Jan 3 at 1555, RHC spurblobs, S6,
unreadable even in FM mode, but with signature F# tone; also JBA on
13838 = 68-69 kHz intervals from 13700-AM which is S9+10/20.
Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6929-USB, Jan 2 at 2300, ID as I tune in, ``Goat
Cheese Radio 2021``, S8-S9, ``As Time Goes By``, 2304 another song by
same singer, others report as Billie Holiday and I do not disagree.
But from 2305 keeps cutting out. Someone politely calls this a medley,
but sounds to me like CD skipping from one track to the next in bits
of a variety of songs by same singer. Since there is no carrier it`s
tantamount to turning the transmitter off and on. Enough of that;
anyhow I`ve got the ID. See:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,76413.0.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. 341-MCW kHz, Jan 3 at 0002 UT, ND beacon EI, Enid, is
back on; in fact I think it was already circa 0715 Jan 2, but did not
make it into my dozing log notes. But still AWOL are: 255-MCW, SW,
Stillwater; and 350-MCW, RG, Oklahoma City.

341-MCW kHz, Jan 3 at 1553, EI is off again, only OIN Oberlin KS
audible, and the other two Okies are still off (Glenn Hauser, Enid,
WOR)

** U K. BBCWS New Year`s Concert --- in case you missed or could not
hear it at 1906 UT Sat and/nor 1206 UT Sun, here it is:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3ct1d06
73, (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR iog)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2067 monitoring: confirmed Saturday
January 2 at 2100 UT on WA0RCR, 1860-AM local quality via nearby
Warrenton MO KiwiSDR, until ending at 2110:25, so started circa 2041.

Also confirmed Sat Jan 2 at 2300 on WRMI 7780, VP direct.

Also confirmed UT Sun Jan 3 from 0416:35 on WA0RCR, The Gateway
160-meter Radio Newsletter, 1860-AM, Wentzville MO, VG via Warrenton
SDR; and just before that was also audible tho poorly way out at
Token`s Mohave, California SDR, which I had up checking KVOH, 60 miles
away.

Making it almost coast-to-coast as Andy Robins tells me: ``Hi Glenn: I
thought you might like to hear how WOR sounds at some distance from
the Wentzville, Missouri, "160-Meter Gateway" station on 1860 kHz. The
attached recording was made using a KiwiSDR near Zion, Pennsylvania,
that has a 220-meter BOG antenna oriented at 60/240°. Reception
quality varied from poor to pretty good with a lot of fades, some of
which were rather lengthy. On this occasion (UT Sunday, January 3),
the program started at 0416.

I can't receive WAØRCR here at home. With WTOU 1660 kHz less than two
miles away (10 kW day/1 kW night), I must use a mediumwave stop-band
filter at all times. That effectively kills 160 meters too,
unfortunately. I hope you are getting started on a New Year that's
significantly better than the one before. 73, Andy Robins, Kalamazoo,
Michigan USA``

Next:

2300vUT Sunday WBCQ 6160v Area 51 to WSW
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
1901vUT Monday IRRS 7290 Bulgaria to WNW, 594-Italy
0330 UT Tuesday WRMI 5800 [presumed resumed]
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
2300 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE [ex-0100, presumed
resumed]
and also new 5010 to S [unconfirmed]

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http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html

Our non-commercial broadcasts and website depend on voluntary support:
thanks this week to George McClintock, Nashville TN, who sent a check
in US$ on a US bank to
Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702 USA

One may also contribute via PayPal, not necessarily in US funds, to:
woradio at yahoo.com (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5085, UT Sun Jan 3 at 0120, WTWW-2 has just started `Theater
Organ Under the Arch`, so I switch to webcast for $tereo; ends at 0153
in typical 30+ minute variable block (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 15555-USB, Jan 3 at 1557, S6 JBA gospel huxter, as WJHR is
active again, quite irregularly audible, not necessarily on Sundays
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. Re 1220, WCPH, Etowah, TN, "... how to pronounce it...",
Greg Hardison, CA, says: ``In North Georgia, it's [EHT' (as in
"EThnic", but with a hard-"T") - oh (as in "Ohio") - wa (as in
"WAter")]. EHT'-oh-wah: accent on the first syllable. Hope this
helps!`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. The Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival is again being
broadcast, presumably for a 13-week series which usually appears in
the second quarter as lead-in to the July/August event, e.g. Sundays
16-17 UT on KUCO-FM, January 3 featuring Mendelssohn`s Octet; outro as
recorded in *2019* since the 2020 probably was missed. Should be on
many other classical stations via the WFMT network (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. Date and time were missing from this; now added!

Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carriers, not a thoro search but
stepping 10 kHz on USB I hear the telltale hets from plus 1 kHz
against the following domestic frequencies: 530, 620, 710, 890; and
1430; at 0052 UT January 1 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1917 UT January 3