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Glenn Hauser logs June 8-9, 2018

Glenn Hauser
 

** CUBA. 13635 approx., June 9 at 1312, RHC audible here in FM, spur from 13700-AM; also weaker at 65-68 kHz intervals around 13568, 13533, 13768, 13834, 13900. Recheck at 1419, blob only audible around VP 13764. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11860, June 9 at 1929, RHC in French quite undermodulated, compared e.g. to 15140 English. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA SOUTH. 15575, June 9 at 1417, KBSWR is S9+10 in Korean to North America, axually propagating now as we get into the solstitial peak of maximum insolation along the high-latitude path, tnx to midnight sun. And would be readable for an understander. Preceding hour in English might even be audible for a while, unlike the rest of the year when they doggedly keep sending this signal into the non-propagating dark northern night (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND [and non]. 11725, June 9 at 0556, RNZI as usual here, altho on June 6, Rick Barton in AZ had it on 11675 at 0500 after QSY from 13840. Now I have a JBA carrier on 11675, presumably VOT ready for a 6-hour Turkish broadcast to the SE from 0600. RNZI has used 11675 in the past. Sked still shows 11725 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. Earthquake at WOR HQ in Enid: sharp at top of hour June 9 at 1400, not felt, but heard with stuff rattling in the kitchen. USGS says it was mag 4.4, 25 km E of Cherokee (NW of Enid), at 1359:41, 5.0 km deep. That`s fairly heavy and merits a red entry at USGS, and not revised downward as of 7.5 hours later (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. RF 17, K17JN-D, Enid is off the air June 9 at 1430, 1800 UT and later chex. Had been reliable with six subchannels of 3ABN programming, or rather lately 5, with 17-6 nothing but green-screen and registering as no signal despite plenty bar. Enid`s only local TV signal and extremely disposable. AFAIK it has never been acknowledged in newspaper or online program listings (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** UGANDA [non]. 9370-, Saturday June 9 at 1307, 1415, 1544, 1928 chex, no signal from WWRB (nor on 15240-), so R. Munansi via WWRB is gone again. (9370 did bear a JBA S1 signal with music at 0554, but that would be R. Farda via Lampertheim, Germany, among several other IBB transmissions on 9370). (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1933 monitoring: not confirmed Friday June 8 at 2330 on WBCQ 9330v as Brother Scare stayed on. The Sat 1431 on Hamburger Lokalradio 6130-CUSB, inaudible via UTwente SDR at 1431, 1450, but faded in by 1458, poor but mostly readable. Alan Gale, UK, reports at 1459:

6190 kHz report 9th of June 2018 --- Hi Glenn, Very frustrating conditions on 6 MHz again today. The HLR signal was very good on 6190 kHz up until 1400 UT, with a programme about Irish music and Radio Tropical both very listenable, but almost as soon as Media Network started the signal dropped (Keith must have been upsetting the Propagation Gods), and it was around 1448 before it faded back up to an audible level once again. Looks like another late night on 7780 kHz for me again then.... :-) Alan``

As for WOR via WRN Saturday at 1600 to North America and elsewhere, Mike Cooper, Atlanta reports:

``Glenn: Am listening to the 1600 UT airing of WOR on WRN today (June 9) and it appears to be an edition from January. I missed the beginning so can't give you the program number, but the program included reports of France Inter's long-wave signoff, reception of All India Radio on 9381, and mentions of Christmas music and New Year's Eve programming. Mc``

So I asked WRN, ``Could you be sure that correct #1933 airs on the remaining repeat [UT Monday 0130]. This must have been #1859 again, from January *2017*, i.e. the oldest one in the folder, rather than the newest one. There is really no need to keep all those old ones in the ftp. Glenn`` Same thing happened at least once before. WRN MC replied with apology and correxion. Next:
Sat 2300 WRMI 7780 to NE
Sun 0200 WRMI 7780 to NE
Sun 0310v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1030 HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW
Sun 1900 WRMI 9395 to NNW
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 #1934?]
Tue 2130 WRMI 7780 to NE, 5950 to WNW [or #1934?]

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. (7490), UT Sat June 9 at 0000 on WBCQ webcast, `Allan Weiner Worldwide` starts. Says they are now quadri-casting, on 9330, 7490, 5130 and 3265, the latter having been already testing with Brother Stair. I listen to the first third, mainly another monolog about his early pirate days, how great a kit-builder he was, etc.

For the final third, from 0041, I`m listening on SW and comparing the frequencies: 7490v best of course, and synchronized on fair 9330v and poor 5130v. Circa 0041 and 0105 I try to hear any signal from 3265 without success, as to be expected this far away on a summer evening. Some closer communicants were hearing it somewhat. He says he will be 65 on Tuesday June 12, and is well-insured.

Besides all the SW activity, they are also installing an FM translator for the AM 780. Once the super-station is on, there will be seven transmitters at the Monticello site, ex-6 [that would be one MW, two FM, so only four SW. [Previous report was that some old SW transmitters were being removed to make room for the big one; so no more backups? What about the WRUL one via WYFR via WRMI gift hauled up from FLA? Last year he was also raising money to bring in another MW transmitter from California to be converted].

With only a few minutes left, quick special programming info from Robert: A new produxion of `Tom Cole Theater` called ``Artificial Life`` will be running twice a week thru June: Tuesdays at 8-9 pm [EDT] on 5130, just before `Amateur Radio Roundtable` [UT Wednesdays 00-01]. And on Thursdays at 8 pm [EDT] on 7490 [UT Fridays 00-01]. Also, a one hour musical program from Germany [no further info, name, source], will air next Friday June 15 at 9 pm [EDT] right after AWWW [UT Saturday June 16 at 01-02; not clear if on 7490 only?]. It would be nice if all this info could be put on WBCQ schedule website.

Running overtime, at 0059 started going thru Free Radio Weekly [from last week? I don`t have the new issue yet], listing several pirate frequencies and names, but nothing more specific; lauds the ones on AM rather than SSB. 0105 benedixion; 0110, 7490 switches jarringly to Blalock the Blaster, JIP.

John H. Carver, Jr., mid-north Indiana, reports in more detail:

``Listening on 7490 this evening. Show began on time again. Allan and Angela in studio one. Broadcasting on 7490, 5130, 9330 and 3265 this evening. Said he had been testing 3265 with Brother Stair.

Opening talk about his life long interest in radio. Has been broadcasting since 1968 and told us tonight about even earlier experiences with broadcasting beginning at the at the age of seven or eight with a handheld CB radio. He found he could put a piece of tape on the push to talk button and set it next to a record player and broadcast music through the neighborhood. Allan then graduated to a Lafayette Broadcaster that he built from a kit and then he and his friends experimented with different antennas to increase the range of the radio. Then we moved into more familiar territory with his discovery of the military surplus stores and their stockpile of radio equipment including his first fifty watt transmitter.

Mr. Transistor Norm called at 0021 to comment on the discussion to that point and then Allan mentioned FM converters and they talked about the birth and slow growth of FM. Dr. Becker wandered into the studio and made a comment about AM stereo which prompted a discussion of which system was the best and then a discussion of why it died out. General consensus was failure of the Government to declare one standard and FM radio.

A phone call from Ramsey started a round-robin discussion about several subjects including fireball whiskey. Allan announced that he will be turning 65 on June 12.

Amusing tale of Angela and Allan laying out three hundred feet of transmission line for the new FM translator and an admission from Allan that Angela was stronger than he was.

Reading of emails at 0054. Email from Robert about the Tom Call Theater which will be on 7490 on Thursdays at eight o'clock and play for two consecutive Thursdays. Will also be on 5130 but I failed to catch what day and time but it will also play two weeks in a row there. Then reading of Free Radio Weekly. After a quick prayer show was off the air at 0109. John, Mid-North Indiana`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9455, June 9 at 0050, WRMI-8 is OFF the air, despite new entry on skedgrid as daily 00-04 with Oldies; still off at 0105. I had not tried to confirm it June 7 and 8 after it was first reported. So now what? 9395 on as usual with good signal (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9475, June 9 at 1926, dead air at S9+10 from WTWW-1 during Sat cutaway QSO time from SFAW; OK at 1945 check. 9930 remains unused for a long time. As does 12105. And nothing further heard on 15815 after surprise tests, but now registered in HFCC as 15810 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 11730, June 9 at 0557, weak humbuzz. I suspect it`s that defective transmitter at Issoudun, FRANCE, scheduled to be relaying R. Japan until 0600 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 2220 June 9