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Glenn Hauser logs June 23-24, 2020


Glenn Hauser
 

** GUATEMALA. 4055, June 24 circa 0300, TGAV VP vs storm noise via TWR
Brownsville SDR, and none closer; JBA or worse at Colombia, Bonaire,
DR.

Ulis Fleming reports to the WOR iog June 23: ``Radio Verdad has (had?)
a nice 7th harmonic on 28385 kHz in the 10 meter amateur radio band
that is audible here in Maryland when the MUF is there or E-Skip going
on. I have used it as a beacon to Central America. Good luck!
Ulis``

Harmonic from TGAV? A new one on me. Must look out for 28385. I don`t
recall any lower ones ever reported, which would likely radiate more
power, but they all fall way-out-of-band, like the fundamental, so
could escape notice. Since X 7 is odd, the other *odds X 3 and X 5 may
be more likely than the evens. Vigilate: 8110, *12165, 16220, *20275,
24330. Should turn them loose like Vanuatu?

Also, Chuck Gessner, W3ON tells us June 23, ``I received a nice email
from Dr. Edgar Madrid, who operates the 'Radio Verdad', Chiquimula
short wave radio station in Guatemala on 4055 kHz. It operates mostly
during the daylight hours in Guatemala but can be heard prior to local
U.S. sunrise, then fade out. Then again from our U.S. sunset through
the darkness hours in the U.S. He reported that the COVID19 virus has
not affected people in Chiquimula, although most are staying home. He
reported that it took four months for my early January letter to reach
him. He further reported that

"Radio Verdad has not ceased operation, except that we sometimes
operate automatically, mostly by night. We are transmitting to some
countries with 'Radio Truth International' too. We are now in the
effort to send our signal to the United States with all power. I
expect your report whenever you pick up Radio Truth with a very strong
signal, which does not require antennas. It may be very soon. I am
receiving reports from Bolivia, Argentina and Brazil with our new
strong signal already. We are struggling to make all that possible.
May God be with you and take care of your good health.
Dr. Édgar Amílcar Madrid
email: radioverdad5@...
web site: https://radioverdad.org/ "``

``very strong signal without antennas`` --- so he`s still buying in to
that scam we haven`t heard him mention for well over a year, and which
I repeatedly tried to warn him about. But he is a man of faith. Just
keep sending them quetzales (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 7470, June 24 at 0350, anti-Christ pirate, Station
YHWH in well via Sedona AZ SDR, but certainly not local with fading;
tnx to tip from Rick Barton, further south in AZ. Also tried the S
California SDRs, but little or no signal there. Blames New World
Order. 0355 ``emergency transmission; so long, peace``, quote from
Jeremiah, 0357 theme song `Days of Hard Life`. 0400 ID, ``Station
YHWH, my name is Josiah Elias, Pacific time is about 9 o`clock``; and
more talk but fading into the noise. 0401 ``Station YHWH now signing
off`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5850, UT Wed June 24 at 0123 check, this WRMI-12 has B.B. ID
for ``greatest music of all time``, i.e. Oldies, a term not used on
the air. Webskedgrid shows `Power of Wd` is supposed to air now.

5850, UT Wed June 24 at 0200, I am sure to check out the new `Quorum
Radio` --- Starts with 3-2-1 countdown, ``Good evening, North America,
Quorum Radio now on the air``, right into interviewing guest Sean
DeGrilla(??) author of the 2000+th book about the Kennedy
assassination; thinx he has proof that Oswald was a patsy, from
analyzing his voice, comparing his AM and FM frequencies (huhhh??).
One more conspiracy theory, so 10 minutes is plenty of that.

Nothing about Q.R. yet on the WRMI Programming page. Strange, I had
the impression it was a music request show; well, sort of, per this
from WRMI via disgraced FB:

``WRMI Radio Miami International June 16 at 11:46 AM · [zone??]

QUORUM RADIO offers interesting guests and eclectic music for its
North American audience. Its founder is Bill McIntosh of
https://www.ocasomedia.net/

Have a music request? Drop Bill a line at: ocasomedia@...

Quorum Radio can be heard on WRMI at:
0200-0300 UTC Tuesday and Wednesday on 5850 kHz
0400-0430 UTC Tuesday and Wednesday at www.wrmi.net
(Internet only)
2000-2100 UTC Tuesday and Wednesday on 9455 kHz

Bill McIntosh Image may contain: one or more people and closeup``

Self-portrait has behind his left shoulder what appears to be a
picture of JC & Mary? Nothing about Peru on homepage, and has a (305)
phone number, no physical address for contact. One of the testimonials
mentions that he`s a guy in Peru; apparently his main business is PR,
getting ``event speaker`` clients booked on other media. The website
is (C) 2023, so maybe all this be futurism (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5085, June 24 at 0127, WTWW-2 with rock music, a Ted-ded,
rather than his QSO ham show; the competing `Amateur Radio Roundtable`
may still be on 5130 WBCQ UT Wednesdays 0100-0230, but JBA and can`t
make out any modulation; 6159.9 is on but a JBA carrier probably with
Hal Turner // 7490 tho websked has no such details for 6160 (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 17775-, June 24 at 1751, KVOH with S9-S8 of dead air; for
what purpose? How about as a propagation beacon of 50 kW when I can`t
hear the other Californian, K6FRC with 1.8 milliwatts on 13565. But by
1913, 17775 achieves some undermodulated music (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** VANUATU. 11835, June 24 at 0042, JBA carrier, so I wonder if it
could be 3 x 3945 RV already? Ron Howard has been hearing it earlier
and earlier such as June 23 from 0231, an hour before his beach
sunset, but maybe that`s just when he tuned in. The only other 11835
is CNR2: straight thru from 00 to 13 except siesta break Wednesdays at
06-09 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0440 UT June 24


Glenn Hauser
 

** CHINA. CNR1 jammer survey, June 24 at 1356-1400: just a few
scattered WOOB between 15 and 11 MHz: 14850 S5-S7; 12800 S6-S8 with
song in English; 12500 & 11100 JBA.

[non?] 13575, June 24 at 1442, S5-S7 music almost sounds like
Firedragon; scheduled this hour only is RFA Cantonese via TINIAN; only
one station audible, not sure which as ChiCom usually don`t bother to
jam minolity Chinese language.

CNR1 jammers, June 24 at 1440-1445: 15110, VG signal from only one
station, no sign of target VOA, which means all its power this hour
only via Philippines is blasting only into target China; or???

12820, S9/+10 // 15110 in case there were any doubt; 12500, S6-S8

At 1454, 9230, S5-S8 // the others (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NIGERIA. 7254.9, June 24 at 0555, instead of Handel, some South?
African choral music prélude to VON in Hausa (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. Still keeping an eye on sporadic E openings, June 24 at 1845
UT, pileups on several CB channels, always with hets since those guys
can`t achieve accurate AM frequencies; also some LSB freebanders
further up including one in Spanish. But I proceed to 10m beacon band
where stuff can be identified:

28209-, June 24 at 1846, VVV DE N8PVL/B LIVONIA --- two different WPM
speeds as heard before, from Michigan.

28264-, June 24 at 1848, DE AB8Z/B PARMA --- Ohio, also heard before;
strong but deep fades.

28281, June 24 at 1851, DE W8EH EM79 --- slow CW and no /B suffix.
``28.281 W8EH C MIDDLETOWN OHIO # 8W, GP VERTICAL`` --- NJ5O list
``W8EH USA flag USA, ERNEST W HOWARD, JR, MIDDLETOWN, OH 45044 USA
W8EH/BEACONS: 10 meters on 28.281 MHz in Middletown, OH. It is running
7 to 8 watts to a Cushcraft Ringo 20' above ground at 860' elevation``
--- QRZ.com

28297, June 24 at 1853, 4? dits, and DE NS9RC EN62 BE CHICAGO
``28.297 NS9RC C HIGHLAND PARK, ILLINOIS # 5W, VERTICAL QTH Change 30
May 17`` --- WJ5O
``NS9RC USA flag, NORTH SHORE RADIO CLUB INC, PO BOX 1066, Highland
Park, IL 60035 USA. QSL: DONALD WHITEMAN, KK9H

Welcome, NS9RC is the club call of the North Shore Radio Club, Inc.
Our club's web site is: http://www.ns9rc.org

To help discover 10M band openings, the NSRC has been operating a
propagation beacon on 28.297 MHz since 2001. It is located at the
Heller Nature Center in Highland Park, IL about 27 miles north of
downtown Chicago. The beacon was built from a Radio Shack HTX-100
running 5 watts out to roof mounted Cushcraft AR-10 half wave vertical
at 18 ft. CW message keying is performed by an Ultimate PicoKeyer. The
10M band is open a lot more often than you think, even during periods
of low sunspot activity, so be sure to check the beacon section
between 28.175 and 28.300 regularly, you may be pleasantly surprised
with what you hear. Reception reports are always welcome and over the
years we have received them from over 30 countries and from every
continent except Antarctica. We will gladly QSL if requested, just
send your report to KK9H`` --- QRZ.com

There were also audible a number of phone contacts above 28300, but
not pursued with IDs to be sparse and imprecise.

Sporadic E from this area correlates with some MUF spikes past 88 MHz,
between us, so I spend a few minutes in the car circa 2030 UT, but
nothing unusual in several scans of 88-102 MHz. I then retire for a
semi-nap to the stereo headphone accompaniment of KUCO-FM 90.1:
``3:36 PM Symphony No. 4 in f Op 36 Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, composer
| Manfred Honeck, conductor | Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra,`` a
terrific new performance and by a composer who moves me so deeply
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2039 monitoring: confirmed Wednesday June 24
from 2100:26.5 on WBCQ 7490v, JBA. Next and last SW repeat:

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 Ron Howard, Monterey CA,
who sent a generous contribution in memory of Brian Alexander, by
check in US funds on a US bank to
Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702

One may also contribute via PayPal to woradio at yahoo.com
PayPal not necessarily in US funds as they will convert.

Next WOR 2040 should be ready by early UT Friday June 26 for first
SWBC at 2200 on WRMI 9955 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 9330, June 24 at 1455, NO signal from World`s Last Chance
Radio via WBCQ-6. Another crash? Now what`s wrong. No word about this
yet from an Allan twit, last one dated June 23 when it was still
operative. However I do have a weak carrier on 9333.0, not noticed
before with or without 9330. Still off past 1500, and 9333 still on
past 1503, S4-S6 open carrier. About an hour later, remotes do not
hear either one. Next check 1842, still no 9330, while 9333 JBA
carrier is fadive so unseems local.

Speaking of flat-earthers, here`s a perfect gift, and it`s cheap:
``I ran into this entirely by accident today.
https://www.sciplus.com/spinning--political-earth-cube-globe-64555-p
William "Bill" Tilford, Owner/Producer, Tilford Productions, LLC``
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 17775-, June 24 at 1843, KVOH S7-S8 with a trace? of
modulation (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. Just had a call from George McClintock, Nashville TN, that
he is getting WNOE, Atlanta GA on 1690, oldies, as late as 1450 UT,
rather late on a long day for skywave. I wonder if it`s sporadic E
affecting MF. WNOE was 1060 in New Orleans, still a call there on FM.
Not yet as such in FCC, or radio-locator.com --- 1690 was WMLB, I
think gone for a while. 73, (Glenn Hauser, OK, June 23, WOR)

Glenn: Don't you believe that it's WNOE. I assume he misheard the
calls {But see below!}

I tuned 1690 in when I saw your email. They were playing "Georgia," it
was followed by a station ID of WMLB, Avondale Estates-Atlanta at
11:41 a.m. EDT.

The station has been on the air intermittently for the past year. I've
heard no live announcers or anything other than old interviews and
music.
I've seen them run a notice in the Atlanta newspaper about seeking to
renew their license. I think these broadcasts are just intended to
keep
the station active for that purpose, so that it's not deemed dark.

There's nothing different in what I'm hearing today than what I've
heard
for months. mc (Mike Cooper, Atlanta)

Sounds like George is simply mistaking the callsign when he's hearing
it. http://www.topazdesigns.com/ambc still shows the call as WMLB.
{but see below!}

Here's a post from "Harry S." in Buford, GA on radiodiscussions.com
from approx. 6 weeks ago that may shed some light on what's going on:

"Today (Thursday, May 7, 2020) WMLB 1690 AM switched from the
continuous loop of testing announcements and the same music loop
regular station announcements every other song (no mention of
"testing) and a larger variety of music played. This was interspersed
with old public service interviews conducted with Jeff Davis (former
PD for 1160) with various local individuals that are leading groups in
the area such as Georgia State Patrol recruiting and Veterans Affairs
Jobs in the Atlanta area among other guests."

Although I'm sure the DXers on this board near Atlanta would disagree,
this is one expanded band station that I wouldn't mind having return
(I still {need} WMLB for my logbooks up here). WVON is my only real
consistent visitor on 1690 here at night, although KDMT will make the
occasional visit to Omaha. 73, Rick Dau, on the road in Davenport,
Iowa``

Glenn, They gave the WNOE ID Atlanta this morning. At 9:35pm tonight I
heard the WMLB ID. At 9:44pm tonight I heard the WNOE Atlanta ID ---
Weird. George McClintock 6-23-2020``

Yes, NOE does ``rhyme`` with MLB. Could 1690 be relaying feed from New
Orleans with its IDs intermixed? (Glenn)

They ID "WNOE Atlanta". (George 6-24-2020)

Meanwhile, 1608-1630+ UT June 24, I have been listening to 1690 via
KiwiSDR in Knoxville-Oak Ridge --- some good peaks, fadeouts. One Kiwi
in Jasper GA is unavailable and uncovers MW anyway; a couple in
Alabama don`t get it.

Oldies, IDs between every 2 or 3 songs so far only as ``This is
WMLB-AM, 1690 kHz, Avondale Estates -- Atlanta``. At 1617 ``stay
safe`` which would seem to refer to something current in 2020y.

Recognizable tunes between 1608 and 1644 included: Be My Love,
Tequila, Her Tender Lips, Who`s Cryin` Now, Good Golly, Miss Molly;
Crazy, That`ll Be the Day, Chantilly Lace.

George says the ``WNOE`` IDs just say Atlanta, not with the city of
license Avondale Estates. Also before 1600 they were in a talk show
rather than music.

And: ``In all fairness to people that heard the ID with the correct
city of licensee, I did not actually hear a legal ID at the top of the
hour or 45 minutes delayed by programming as required by the FCC.
The IDs were several times during the hour with different call
letters. This still seems strange. George McClintock 6-24-2020``

GH: continuing on 1690 via Knoxville: 1644 UT suddenly switches to
``Atlanta`s Business from News-Talk 1160``, interview. Her ``left leg
completely rotted to the hip``, etc. Yuk.

It appears that 1160 is currently ``The Quest, Atlanta`s Catholic
Radio`` with EWTN. FB as WCFO Newstalk 1160 stopped after March 2018.
So 1690 is playing old stuff from another station?

While playing music the cuts were 2 minutes max; seems they were
truncated. Will try to hear any ToH ID at least.

The interview continued until 1707 UT with no break, concluding with
plug for a related event on September (or December?) 9, and the woman
with the leg problem was Amy Copeland; 1708 another canned WMLB ID,
back to music, 1711 segue, 1714 segue, 1716 ID, 1718 tune, 1721 La
Bamba, 1723 segue, 1726 Georgia, etc., etc.; fading weaker into noise
level, so 1735 tune-out without my ever hearing a ``WNOE`` ID.

BUT: Mike Cooper, Atlanta, reports at 2032 UT June 24 to the WOR iog:

``Now I've heard this bizarre ID, as well. Apologies for suggesting
this was misheard, by George. I've heard the WNOE ID, as well, just
minutes away from an WMLB ID. Maybe they plan to change the call
letters? I didn't find anything in FCC AM database on WNOE. As I write
this, am listening to an interview with a Georgia State Patrolman,
done by host who refers to 1160, which was a business-news station
then-owned by the current owner of WMLB. Odd.`` (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** U S A. Here`s another oddity --- I also heard over the phone from
George. ``"This is a test of the text to speech system" over and over.
I can hear it solid around Nashville, TN. 1680 AM. When in a fixed
location including my house, the signal does not vary. It`s on the
same frequency as one of the TN department of transportation
transmitters which is under the "This is a test ....." station. George
McClintock 6-24-2020, 1613 UT`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 12302-USB, June 24 at 1446, informal Spanish 2-way
ragchew, some whistling, stronger one with ``engine noise``, S9-S8;
weaker one slightly off frequency; IDs? Of course not! Per Klingenfuss
2002y, 12302-SSB was a ship station channel 1225 paired with QSX
13149.0 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report despatched at 0016 UT June 25