Glenn Hauser logs June 11-12, 2021


Glenn Hauser
 

** CUBA. 6100, June 11 at 0550, this RHC English channel is off. 6060
is S9+ mostly hum; 6000 & 6165 both S9+20/30 with sufficient
modulation; 5040 axually in English too, S9+10/20 but fighting higher
storm noise level, none close to OK per Blitzortung. Something`s
always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** UGANDA [non]. 15170, Tune-in at 1454 Friday June 11 via UTwente,
huge S9 jamming? of very rapid pulsing covering 15161-15184; by 1502
no sign of the Uganda service. It would be nice for someone to try to
DF the jamming, TDOA or otherwise. And note when it go off, after
1530?

Both Ron Howard in CA and Walt Salmaniw in BC say they are not hearing
anything on 15170, neither Uganda service nor jamming. Richard
Langley, NB, agrees with my timing on recording of when the jamming
stopped, so it`s obviously intentional interference, despite nothing
to block today. Has IRRS moved somewhere else, or concluded tests; and
then what?

``According to my recording using the U. Twente SDR receiver today (11
June), the jamming/interference stopped at about 1536:30 UT (based on
recording start time in file name and file bit rate).
-- Richard Langley`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2090 monitoring: confirmed first
SWBC, UT Friday June 11 at 0130 on WRMI 5850, VG; but usual System F
// 7780 is OFF! Still with antenna repair problems?

Also confirmed Fri June 11 at 2048 the 2030 on IRRS via Italia-AM, 918
kHz, Villa Estense, S9+25 into Nearby Noale KiwiSDR, but with higher
local line noise level than initially. To completion at 2059 except
for cutting off the last two syllables of ``disclaimer``.

Next:
0130 UT Saturday WRMI 9395 to NNW [should resume; fingers crossed]
1300 UT Saturday WRMI 15770 to NE
1300 UT Saturday Unique Radio NSW 3210-USB
1801 UT Saturday IRRS 7290-Bulgaria to WNW, 918-Italy
1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315; as late as 0400]
1100 UT Sunday Unique Radio NSW 3210-USB
2000 UT Sunday IRRS 918-Italy
2200vUT Sunday WBCQ 6160v Area 51 to WSW
2230 UT Sunday WRMI 9955 to SSE [new]
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

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Our non-commercial broadcasts and website depend on voluntary support:
thanks this week to Dan Gerrelfinger, Cincinnati OH, for a
donation ``as a thank you and to keep things going`` to
Glenn Hauser, Box 1684, Enid OK 73702 USA; and comments:

``Dear Glenn, I wanted to thank you for your program and all the
hard work to pass along DX information to us. I know that you
have been doing it for years and years. It is a nice public service
and is really informative.`` And recommends FM DX-fishing in the car
from a large parking lot, where he heard an OKC station, KYIS 98.9.

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

** U S A. (7489.9v webcast), UT Sat June 12 from 0000, WBCQ, `AAAWWW`,
semi-monitored; long discussion about drawbax of electric cars,
battery replacement problems; 0049 finally datestamp as 11th of June
YOOL 2021, and tomorrow June 12 will be Allan`s 68th birthday, to be
celebrated, but not narcissistically. In DeLand of Fla it`s 85
degrees, 60% humidity but Angela hates air-conditioning as unhealthy
but apparently has relented at the moment. 0055 quick items from Free
Radio Weekly just published, a few emails and over. Another week and
he has said nothing at all about the stalled WHRI purchase,
Super-Station problems, new frequencies? or any station/program
updates. Nor has he twitted anything significant last few weeks, just
checked. Over to John Carver`s version:

``Tonight's show started on time on 6160 and 7490 but between storm
noise and the het 6160 is difficult to copy. Allan and Angela in a
triple digit Fla. Angela's Angle starts early this evening with Angela
wondering why the push for green energy and electric cars when, in her
opinion the US pollutes less than anyone else in the world. Allan
takes the time to explain the pitfalls of electric cars. Then a
general discussion of power generation and usage. A tiny bit of dead
air at 0053. Reading of emails at 0055 with Allan doing an overview of
the latest Free Radio Weekly and then in to regular emails. Quick
closing prayer at 0059 and cut off at 0100. John, Mid-North Indiana``
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. As I am not getting any Es FM DX, despite 88+ MUF spixe here
and there in the wrong spot, I drop to 28+ MHz for some 10-meter
hambeacons, all relogs as in the WJ5O roster:

28204-CW, June 11 at 2005, W0WF/B VVV DE --- still/again at 2200 on
the other rx.
``28.204 WØWF * SAINT CHARLES, MISSOURI # 20W, VERTICAL (*) Daylight
New 16 June 14``

Around 2010 UT June 11 quite a few JBA beacons in the 28.2+ MHz area.

28284.8-CW, June 11 at 2013, VVV N9TNY/B EN51 PSE RST --- that would
be about 579, stronger than the others JBA. Still/again at 2230 on the
other rx.
``28.2848 N9TNY C GENEVA, ILLINOIS # 5W VERTICAL New 21 May 2020``

28224.5-CW, June 11 at 2020, K5GJR/B
``28.2245 K5GJR C CORPUS CHRISTI, TX # 5W, VERTICAL``

The R75 tunes up to 60 MHz but I don`t have a VHF antenna for it, just
the same longwire for HF, MF and LF. I have a listen anyway at 2036
June 11, and hear a very chirpy CW signal on 50244 --- or is it just a
birdie? I have lots of those on HF & VHF (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. Sporadic E FM DX mostly eludes me; instead fringe KS/OK
signals with deep Es-like fading due to turbulent high-temperature
atmosphere. June 11 at 1626 UT on caradio, semi-open 92.3 says ``92.3
The Brand``. WTFDA FM DB gets no hits! but it`s surely only Wichita
KS, and I have heard it just in time:

RadioInsight
https://radioinsight.com/headlines/209112/espn-wichita-92-3-the-fan-to-launch-june-14/

``ESPN Wichita 92.3 The Fan To Launch June 14
Lance Venta by Lance Venta June 4, 2021

ESPN Wichita 92.3 The Fan KKGQ Chad Boeger’s Pinnacle Media will
launch Sports “ESPN Wichita 92.3 The Fan” KKGQ Newton/Wichita KS on
Monday, June 14.

Boeger, who heads Union Broadcasting and its Sports stations in Kansas
City and Louisville, acquired KKGQ from Rocking M Media for $623,000
in April. The deal helped settle the legal battle between Rocking M
and Envision Broadcast Network dating to the 2017 merger of
then-Envision owned KKGQ into Rocking M’s Wichita closer. Rocking M
agreed to sell its entire cluster in 2019 to Allied Media Partners,
however liens placed on the stations by Envision were unable to be
cleared and Envision locked Rocking M Media out of their studios
located at Envision’s headquarters leading to the sale collapsing. The
former Red Dirt Country “Kansas Country 92.3” has been operating as
Country “92.3 The Brand” when on the air since then.

The new format will create a format competitor to Audacy’s 1240
KFH/97.5 K248CY. Shane Dennis, who had been co-hosting the 9-11am show
on KFH, has jumped to KKGQ to host from 12-2pm. The KKGQ lineup will
also feature simulcasts of two programs originating at Union’s 810 WHB
Kansas City. “The Border Patrol” with Steven St John, Nate Bukaty and
Jake Gutierrez, which airs from 7-10am in Kansas City will see its
final two hours air in Wichita. KKGQ will also carry the final half of
“The Program with Brad Porter” from 4-6pm.

ESPN Radio programming including Keyshawn, JWill and Zubin from 5-8am,
“Greeny” with Mike Greenberg from 10am-12pm, and Max Kellerman from
2-4pm will air in all other dayparts.``

Here`s a sesqui-year-old story about how messed up it was then:

``Carrie Rengers Have You Heard --- One Wichita-area Rocking M Media
radio station is back on, but what about the others?

By Carrie Rengers
January 30, 2020 04:32 PM, Updated January 31, 2020 04:07 PM

The on-again, off-again KKGQ, 92.3-FM is on again, but Monte Miller
apparently does not want to discuss it. “We put it back on the air is
all,” said the owner of Salina-based Rocking M Media...`` Read more
here:
https://www.kansas.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/carrie-rengers/article239810188.html
QRM was from Woodward OK talk station KMZE (Glenn Hauser, Enid, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0126 UT June 12