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Glenn Hauser logs June 30-July 1, 2018

Glenn Hauser
 

** CUBA. 6000, July 1 at 0134, S9+30/40 RHC English with song in Spanish, not // 6060 Spanish, but 6000 is just barely modulated // 6165 with good modulation at S9+40/50. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 12028.57, July 1 at 0147, suspicious JBA carrier, I bet a spur from RHC Spanish 12000, as usual overmodulated and splattering, which is S9+35 and also squealing like WEWN. So I look for a match on the opposite side, and there it is, on about 11971.38, i.e. plus/minus ~28.6 kHz. The slight disparity implies 12000 itself is slightly off-frequency-minus, but not measured.

11857.0, July 1 at 0146, just before the above I found a wavering carrier here, suspected R. Aparecida ailing, as not found anything closer to 11855; but guess what, this is minus 143 kHz from 12000 or 5 X 28.6! So there probably were more spurs every 28.6 kHz in between, and more on the high side. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6950-USB, July 1 at 0132, pirate music at S9+20 atop storm noise peaks at S9; just in time to hear Wolverine Radio ID at 0133, then SSTV; and presumably off as no pirates on band a few minutes later. Many more logs of it, the theme being smile, and the image being Mona Lisa:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,43918.0.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. The weather radar serving Enid from Kegelman Field to the NW is reported broken,
http://www.enidnews.com/oklahoma/news/vance-radar-down-for-maintenance-operations-not-impacted/article_fe3948ea-681a-5565-aa31-77a56376d98c.html

``Vance radar down for maintenance; operations not impacted
By James Neal Staff Writer Jun 29, 2018

The Vance Air Force Base radar currently is inoperable and awaiting repairs, but Vance officials said Thursday the maintenance isn't impacting flight operations or weather radar coverage.

Terri Schaefer, Vance public affairs chief, said the radar went down on Tuesday afternoon due to a failure in the bull gear, which turns the radar.

The radar is located at Kegelman Air Force Auxiliary Field, near Salt Plains National Wildlife Refuge in Alfalfa County, and is operated by National Weather Service (NWS) in Norman for weather observation and tracking.

Schaefer said Vance will be able to use weather coverage from overlapping weather radars in Oklahoma City and Wichita, Kan., to monitor weather coverage and ensure aircrew and public safety, and the maintenance issue with the radar at Kegelman is not impacting flight operations.

Matthew Day, an NWS meteorologist, said weather coverage for northern Oklahoma and southern Kansas, which normally would be covered by the Vance radar, now is monitored by overlapping areas covered by radars in Wichita, Kan., Amarillo, Texas, Dodge City, Kan., Tulsa and Oklahoma City.

Repairs to the Vance radar will require approximately 15,000 pounds of equipment and a six-person team, Day said.

"We're currently working in cooperation with NOAA/NWS to get the parts in," Schaefer wrote in an email to the News & Eagle, "and then accommodate their technicians with airfield access when it comes to a repair/site visit."

Day said NWS expects to have the radar repaired and back in service by July 20``

so I check this link to its display, July 1 at 0232:
http://www.intellicast.com/National/Nexrad/BaseReflectivity.aspx?animate=true&location=USOK0178
And sure enough, it`s still looping but the latest date/time label is 1811 UT 26 June! The writer apparently does not consider that the radar is used by the public, not just Vance. WTFK? (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1936 monitoring: confirmed Saturday June 30 at 2328, the 2300 on WRMI 7780, very poor JBA but recognizable. Likewise at 0226 UT Sunday July 1 the 0200 on WRMI 7780. Also confirmed UT Sunday July 1 at 0329 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, MO, 13 minutes into show, so started circa 0316. Next:
Sun 1030 HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW [missing last weeks]
Sun 2330 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Mon 0130.5 WRMI 5850 to NW, 7780 to NE
Mon 0300v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 0400 WRMI webcast only, non-direxional
Mon 2330 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030 WRMI 7780 to NE, 5950 to WNW [or #1937?]
Tue 2130 WRMI 5950 to WNW [or #1937?]

Full schedule for WOR on all outlets, not just SW; podcast linx:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 11580, June 30 at 2138, it`s Saturday, so WRMI activates this frequency again, Oldies? music at S9. By 2202 I`m on interior longwire due to storms, and find music seems // 9395 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5950, UT Sunday July 1 at 0136 tune-in just as VOA News is starting via WRMI Oldies, S9+25 but undermodulated unlike // 9395. On UT Tuesday-Saturday these emit the RAE ATTW relay in English (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15809.9, July 1 at 0152, WTWW-3 with Amateur Radio Newsline pausing for an ID, but only beeping heard, as only ham repeaters have to ID every dekaminute. This is S0/S3, yet the OSOB and consequently also the SSOB; // much stronger 5085 WTWW-2 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9549.96, July 1 at 0142, JBA talk at S3-S5, off frequency. Aoki/NDXC has two candidates, R. Boa Vontade, Porto Alegre, Brasil, allegedly 24/7; and VIRIran, Sirjan, in Spanish at 0020-0320. I`m not sure RBV is even active, seldom reported, but Carlos Gonçalves had it in mid-April on 9550.1. A third station is listed on 9550 at this time, CRI Kunming (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9665, July 1 from 0400 via UTwente, no signal from the alleged new clandestine for a Sudan via Woofferton. Pre-sunrise, it may be on but not propagating over there. Will try it direct after sending this report, vs storm noise, and also the 15-17 via UAE on 13810, if not the 05-06 on UAE 17775. Of course, July 1 start could really mean July 2 or whenever (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0424 UT July 1, 2018