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Glenn Hauser logs July 23-24, 2020


Glenn Hauser
 

** CANADA. 248-MCW kHz, July 23 at 0633 UT, ND beacon dash and WG,
which is 1000 watts from Winnipeg. Good to hear a Canadian again on
LW; some storm noise but lower than usual as nothing lightning much in
the Great Center of America, just scattered spots further to the west
and east. Also logged several from USA; Q.v. (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CHINA. CNR1 jammer survey, July 23 at 1354-1400, some audibly
Chinese, some JBA carriers: 13530, 13160, 13150, 12880, 12500, 12190,
11170, 11150, 11120, 11100, 10960, 10920, 10820 (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** CUBA. 6082-6118, July 23 at 0619, range of splatter out of S9+40
suptorted 6100 RHC English. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 9580, July 24 at 0146, CRI English relay is S9+20 but
suptorted. Wiggle that patchcord. Something`s always wrong at
RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** MEXICO [and non]. 1090, July 23 at 0600 UT, once again KAAY Little
Rock AR drops to dead air, so I amplify the opportunity and also null
it for what else may right-angly audiblize: Spanish, timecheck for 1
AM, brief announcement mentions milenio.com but I don`t hear a
specific ID. The IRCA Mexican Log has lots of details about each
station but does not mention milenio in connexion with this or any
1090 station. In fact ``milenio`` does not appear once in the huge
file, so such info is beyond its scope.

Wikipedia however soon confirms this: ``XEAU-AM is a radio station on
1090 AM in Monterrey, Nuevo León. It is owned by Multimedios Radio and
carries Milenio Radio along with sister station XHFMTU-FM 103.7
HD3.``

ToH is not for news on either station; XEAU plays music, first a
familiar instrumental non-Mexican song, and then 0603 one in English
before KAAY remodulate at 0605 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO
2044)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6930-USB, July 24 at 0126, rock music S5-S7 vs HSNL;
0129 ``You are listening to Black Star Radio`` by synth? bass voice.
0153 interrupted by buzz for a few sex, probably my streetlight
igniting circa sunset, but not in a position to view it. Keeps going
with dense rock and occasional unreadable announcements, nor are the
song lyrix, past 0219+ but off at next check 0237. Several logs here
agree it was Blackstar Radio,
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,69772.0.html
between 0042 and 0138 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS. 13795.049, July 23 at 1438, VP talk, on
such an offset must be USAGM here: yes, RFA Cantonese via TINIAN, this
hour only (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. 341-MCW, July 23 at 0632 & 1349 UT, NO signal from local
Woodring Airport, Enid NDB, EI. Easy go, easy come?

515-MCW, July 23 at 0640 UT, however, PN in Ponca City is back after
missing a few days (Glenn Hauser, Enid, WOR)

** U S A. ND beacons audible now that storm noise level has
diminished, July 23 at 0633-0640 UT:

251-MCW, AM, 100 watts from Amarillo TX
326-MCW, MA, 400 watts from Midland TX
332-MCW, IC, 400 watts from Wichita KS --- QRM from a weaker, CZX?
Nothing similar listed fits at dxinfocentre.com --- but there it is at
classaxe.com which digs deeper:
CZX Crosbyton TX, power unknown. Where`s that? Just east of Lubbock
and south of Floydada
341-MCW, OIN, 25 watts from Oberlin KS, in absence of Enid`s EI; but
even when EI is on, OIN can be audible too
353-MCW, LI, 400 watts from Little Rock AR; vs 350 RG in OKC, when
tuned first to 351-USB.

Another check 1349-1353 after sunrise but maybe some skywave remain:
293-MCW, FBY, 25 watts from Fairbury NE
404-MCW, HU, 25 watts from Hutchinson KS; tuned to 402-USB
See also CANADA; OKLAHOMA (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2043 monitoring --- this from Harold Frodge:
``7490.02 WBCQ Monticello ME; 2112-2131+, 7/22; Glenn Hauser’s World
of Radio #2043; item from me at 2123:50 but couldn’t copy; mentioned
1680 WPRR Ada MI off the air; WOR to 2129:25 WBCQ ID into Goddess
Irina promo. SIO=453+ at tune-in with muted audio till about 2118 when
got downright distorted; 2126:13 suddenly much better but still with
muted audio (patch cord got wiggled?) Harold Frodge, Midland MI, USA,
Drake R8B + 185' RW, ---- All logged by my ears, on my receiver, in
real time. ----``

Also confirmed UT Thu July 23 at 0100 on WRMI 7780, VG at UTwente.

WORLD OF RADIO 2044 contents: Antarctica, China, Colombia, Cuba,
Ethiopia, Germany, Guyana, India, Korea South, México, North America
and non, Philippines, Scotland non, Turkey, USA; and the propagation
outlook

WOR 2044 is available as of 0020 UT Friday July 24
(mp3 stream) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2044.m3u
(mp3 download) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2044.mp3

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

The shortwave broadcasts should be:

0900 UT Friday Unique Radio NSW 3210-USB
2200 UT Friday WRMI 9955 to SSE [jammed?]
0130 UT Saturday WRMI 5850 to NE, 5010 to S, 7780 to NE
0700 UT Saturday Unique Radio NSW 3210-USB
1300 UT Saturday WRMI 15770 to NE
1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315; as late as 0400]
0300 UT Sunday WRMI 5800 to SSE
0700 UT Sunday Unique Radio NSW 3210-USB
0030 UT Monday WRMI 7730 to WNW
0130 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 or 6160v to WSW
0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955 to SSE [jammed?]
0900 UT Monday Unique Radio NSW 3210-USB
1800vUT Monday IRRS 7290 Bulgaria to WNW, 594-Italy
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
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

Thanks this week for financial support from Richard Langley,
Fredericton NB, for a contribution via PayPal to woradio at
yahoo.com -- not necessarily in US funds as they will convert

One may also contribute via 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. 9315-9345, July 24 at 0145, WLCR in English via WBCQ-6 is
certainly on 9330 at S9+40/50 such that it`s splattering out over 30
kHz range. Maybe a touch too much modulation (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 7505, July 24 at 0142, WRNO is still AWOL; does anyone care?
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 1680, another late night I was not hearing the open carrier
from presumed WPRR, but meanwhile this reply about it from Jack
Amelar, July 24:

``WPRR 1680 Ada, MI --- Glenn, I am copying you what I am sending to
the MARE (Michigan Area Radio Enthusiasts) tip sheet about WPRR 1680
Ada/Grand Rapids MI. I hope you find it at least somewhat informative,
and as always, you may reprint any or all if you wish.
73 Jack NY8D

So here’s what I have observed in the past week with 1680 WPRR Ada /
Grand Rapids.

1680 WPRR Ada, MI, 0015 July 18, 555 AM EE --- Back on with dead
carrier to 0026 when R&B music pops in, ID “The Ride” then dead
carrier again at 0037 to 0145 when I quit for the night. Next morning
check at 1340 still dead carrier and again 0505 July 19, 1700 July 20
+ subsequent checks.

0333 July 22, back on with R&B music, 0336 YL voice “WPRR Grand
Rapids”. 0347 ID YL voice “102.5 The Ride”. 102.5 is LPFM W273DD
located in Alpine Twp just NW of Grand Rapids. 1348 YL ID “WPRR 102.5
FM The Ride Ada-Grand Rapids”

July 23 1308, on air, 2239 off air, 2347 WTTM Philadlphia fading in.
Found the a website about the new WPRR-AM [1]
“Welcome to 102.5 The Ride, Find all the information of this radio
station here very soon!”

And their Facebook page, [2] "102.5 The Ride R&B Station. Grand Rapids
M.I. We are back! Steve Harvey, DJ Z Tyrone and Portia Bynum and The
Legendary Commissioner Robert S, Womack! Black Radio at it's finest.
Black Media Matters.”

Radioinsight [3] reports, “95.3 LPFM W237CZ Grand Rapids sold to Grand
Valley State University now relays 88.5 WGVU-FM Allendale. 90.1
WPRR-FM Clyde Twp (NW of Allegan and FWIW very close to the now remote
controlled FCC Allegan monitoring station-JA) continues Public Reality
Radio.”

For WPRR-FM it appears the website [4] remains but needs updating.

As far as the Movie Theater side of Goodrich Theaters and
Broadcasting, according to Wikipedia [5], “In July 2020, Mason Asset
Management, Namdar Realty, and VIP Cinemas purchased Goodrich Quality
Theaters under the name Goodrich Theater Newco”

[1] https://www.radioking.com/radio/102-5-the-ride
[2] https://www.facebook.com/1025-The-Ride-RB-Station-109255857531096
[3]
https://radioinsight.com/headlines/192611/102-5-the-ride-returns-adult-rb-to-grand-rapids/
[4] http://www.publicrealityradio.org/
[5] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goodrich_Quality_Theaters

As to who owns or will own WPRR is unclear to me.`` (Jack Amelar,
Lowell MI via Glenn Hauser, WOR [but too late to include on WOR
2044])

UNIDENTIFIED. 15867-USB, July 23 at 1434, 2-way in Amerenglish, maybe
military; nothing further but merits further surveillance. Search of
UDXF iog hits USCG/DHS net recently logged (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0432 UT July 24