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Glenn Hauser logs March 26-27, 2020

Glenn Hauser
 

** CUBA. 13633 & 13767 approx., March 26 at 1449, weak spurblobs with
F# tone out of RHC 13700-AM. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 11850, March 27 at 0007, RHC is S9+20 and just barely
modulated in Spanish; with flanking 11840 & 11860 JBA spurcarriers.
Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** FRANCE. 7295, March 26 at 0559, S9+10 of African music, 0600 RFI
opening in Hausa; direct from Issoudun, so good way over here
off-target. Compensates for no Nigeria on 7255-? (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** MEXICO. 6185.0, March 26 at 2354, no signal from XEPPM, nor on
6185.7 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NIGERIA. 7254.9, March 26 at 0600, no signal from VON.

11769.96, March 26 at 1509, JBA carrier maybe the other offset VON
frequency, usually stronger thru midday but never enough for
listening; thought maybe VON would also be off here. I also have a
carrier on 11771.0, perhaps birdie (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA [and non]. Warmup provokes tropo TVDX opening morning of
March 26: see USA, Oklahoma included with TX, LA, KS (gh)

** U S A [and non]. WOR 2027 is available as of 0122 UT Fri March 27
(mp3 stream) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2027.m3u
(mp3 download) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2027.mp3

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

WORLD OF RADIO 2027 contents: Argentina non, Australia, Bougainville,
Bulgaria, Canada, *China, Cuba, Equatorial Guinea, Europe, Germany
non, Greece, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy non, Korea North & South,
Kyrgyzstan, Monaco and non, Netherlands non, North America, Oklahoma,
Philippines, *Romania, *Russia, Sa`udi Arabia, Taiwan non, UK, USA,
*Vanuatu, *Vatican/IRDR, unidentified; propagation outlook
* = with A20 sked info

The shortwave broadcasts should be:

0900 UT Friday Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB or 3210
2200 UT Friday WRMI 9955 [maybe jammed?] to SSE
0130 UT Saturday WRMI 5850 to NW, 5010 to SSE, 7780 to NE
0900 UT Saturday Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB or 3210
1130 UT Saturday WRMI 9955 [new, unconfirmed] to SSE
1300 UT Saturday WRMI 15770 to NE
1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315]
0900 UT Sunday Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB or 3210
2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 [canceled March 22]
0130 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE
0130.5 Monday WRMI 9395 to NNW, new 5800 March 23 to SSE
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955 to SSE
0900 UT Monday Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB or 3210
1800vUT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania? [ex-1900] to WNW
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
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. Survey of what`s really on WRMIs, UT Fri Mar 27, 01-03:

0100:
5800, Alameda robobibling in Spanish
5850, Alameda robobibling in English // 5010
7780, VORW
9395, RAE olde English from 0100.5 after BZ ID
9455, OFF!
9955, some music, praise in Spanish?

0130: unknown, not checked

0215:
5010 // 7780 // 9395, R. Prague in English
5800, off
5850, VORW
5950, SMTV music
9455, Oldies(?)
9955, R. Prague in Spanish, pulse jamming

0230:
5010, cuts off at this time
7780, Ukraine, Reading Lounge continues fairy tale; now S9+10. At 0215
it was JBA
9395, Oldies? rock concert with applause, S9+10
9455, different music, Love3 by Beatles, so this is Oldies?
9955, Slovakia in Spanish, pulse jamming
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. Re my off-frequency 1539.96 log of KGBC Galveston, the one
with classic rock? Stephen Luce, Houston TX replies: ``Glenn,
regarding what you are hearing on 1540: KGBC is currently running
music fill, having lost its latest Spanish language religion paid
programming client. They are promoting something called "Edge Radio"
that is "coming soon." Music genres being played are all over the
place, but I am pretty sure it was KGBC you heard mixing with KXEL``
(Glenn Hauser, WORLD OF RADIO 2027)

** U S A. Enid supposed to hit 85 degrees heat wave March 26 but only
made it to 77 at Woodring in the afternoon. By 10 am = 15 UT it`s 60,
but humid with considerable regional tropo; as often, we are at the
edge of level 1 enhancement, but rises to level 4-5 around Shreveport.
On my antenna aimed about SE I start bandscannng at 1510:

RF 45, KOTV ``6`` Tulsa *still* hasn`t repacked, in solid at 1510 on
6-1 CBS Price Is Right, along with 6-2 KQCW-SD, 6-3 NewsOn6.

At 1515, BAD DX signals not enough to decode: 35, 31, 28, 22, 21, 14,
12, 10, 9 --- and OKC signals also BAD due to DX QRM or QRP: 24, 23,
19, 18, 17=Enid, 16, 15, 13!

At 1521, RF 32, 21-1 KPXJ-HD with Judge Jerry; 21-2 KPXJ-ME, 21-3
KPXJ-MO, 21-4 KPXJ-AN, standing for MeTV, Movies, AntennaTV. 21-3 also
has a LR bug that looks like NOIR. KPXJ is 1000 kW from Minden LA,
east of Shreveport in that market. If really in Minden, 370 miles from
here

RF 26, 6-1 KTAL-DT, NBC, Shreveport-Texarkana; call originally stood
for TALlest tower for a while midway in Vivian LA, 329 miles from
here, which under current conditions is real DX. Marginal briefly, no
chance to explore its subs. No sign of KTEN Ada OK in the way, maybe
already repacked away from 26.

RF 22, 22-1 HSN1 -- only match is merely KTOU-LD, 15 kW in OKC, which
takes tropo to visiblize here.

RF 20, 19-1 KQCW-HD, unlike only SD on KOTV RF 45, 6-2

RF 11, 11-1, OETA-HD, i.e. KOED Tulsa with the same subs at 13 KETA

At 1638, now from the north: RF 26, 24-1, Fox, i.e. KSAS Wichita KS;
This popped in still tuned to 26 after KTAL gone. Better at 1719 check
along with 24-2 TBD; 24-3 Comet.

At 1720, RF 31, 31-1 KDCU-DT, Derby KS (Wichita) Univision, along
with: 31-2 Grit, 31-3 Escape, 31-4 Laff, 31-5 Court. Contrary to
W9WI.com which shows 31 KDCU as 46-1 Univision, 46-2 UniMas, only

RF 12, 33-1 KSCW-DT, 33-2 Decades, 33-3 Antenna, 33-4 StarTV. That`s
Wichita KS. W9WI.com has this on RF 12 with 36-1 CW only

RF 35, 36-1 MyTV, 36-2 Stadium, 36-3 Charge!, 36-4 Dabl --- this is
KMTW Hutchinson KS. NOT as in W9WI.com: 36-2 Zuus Country, 36-3 GetTV

At 1726, another survey of BAD signals: 8, 9, 11, 13, 16, 21, 23, 24

RF 10, KAKE-DT PSIP ID on both 10-1 & 10-2 with MeTV bug LR. Wichita
(Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, March 27 at
0050-0056, not in the order tuned: 576, 612, 621, 684+, 747, 774(2),
837, 891*, 1044, 1053, 1215, 1305(2), 1422, 1575. *891 strongest.

Also, 837 has a slow beat of 72/minute = 1.2 Hz. There are high-powers
in Iran, Ethiopia, Eritrea, but more likely low-powers in Canary
Islands/Spain, but no mwoffset matches (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 711 kHz, March 26 at 0615 UT, carrier still here beating
against 710 stations, and itself again with a 192/minute = 3.2 Hz SAH
as heard at 0032. Presumed one of the seven Radio Rebelde, CUBA
transmitters; if exactly 711.000, which TA could be 3.2 Hz away? A
near-match at mwoffsets, 3.0 Hz below: ``710.9970 AOE SNRT Al Idaâ Al
Amazighia (Laâyoune=El Aaiún) 24h 2018-02-16`` --- a.k.a. MOROCCO; not
sure why still abbr`d AOE, meaning Spanish West Africa? That place is
axually in occupied WESTERN SAHARA right across from Canary Islands.

711, March 27 at 0047 UT sunset check, the hetty carrier is still
there for the third night (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0517 UT March 27