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Glenn Hauser logs May 21-22-23, 2020

Glenn Hauser
 

NOTE: storm with high winds up to 80 mph blew thru Enid about 0845 UT
May 22; tree limbs down, power brown- and blackouts repeatedly but
then stayed on here. When we reawoke after sunrise, found Suddenlink
cable and internet out, and must have been widespread. Automated reply
by phone said they were working on it, but remained out all day and
into next night. One cable box retained last frame from a channel with
time label converting to 1402 UT.

Meanwhile, we also found that main direxional rooftop TV antenna was
blown down. Later, surprised to find most of the OKC signals 100 km
away were still being received from its random position where it
landed on the roof! The main SW/MW longwire survived, but not much
time for monitoring with other repairs and cleanup to be done.

We were lucky as thousands of other Enidians were without power all
day including businesses circa downtown Enid, traffic signals here and
there.

https://www.enidnews.com/news/updated-storms-knock-out-power-to-thousands-in-enid-area-damage-trees-structures/article_4259d2e4-9c51-11ea-a362-9fb7d45d9ae5.html

Here at WOR HQ, cable and internet resumed sometime during the
night/early morning of Saturday May 23 (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, WOR)

** ALGERIA [non]. 6125, May 22 at 0529, Qur`an from RTA via FRANCE, no
self jamming vs storm noise from Kansas, and no signal on 7295, but:

7295, *0530 May 22 cuts on with open carrier at S9/+10, no beepery
here either --- presumed, or could have been a hAM.

9620, May 23 at 0604, Qur`an also JBA tonebeeps, Issoudun-imposed on
frequency used this hour only (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CHINA. CNR1 jamming survey, May 21 from 1323 tuning down from
13300:

12880, first one found, poor in Chinese;
12820, another here;
12190, poor vs CODAR;
11440, JBA carrier;
11070, JBA carrier;
10960, S6-S9;
10820, S2-S5 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 6100, May 23 at 0542, RHC English instead S9/+10 of dead air;
others remain modulable, 6145, strongest 6060, and weakest 6000, while
5040 is in wrong language this hour, Spanish. Something`s always wrong
at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 9805, May 23 at 0603, noise jamming here despite OCB on this
frequency only at 10-13 UT! Typical incompetence/wastage of the
DentroCuban Jamming Command. Altho RM frequency usage is needlessly
complex, once set, they stick to it and don`t even try to surprise the
jammers by running out-of-schedule (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** MALI. 15125, May 23 at 1730 S5-S7 African language, Hausa? No,
Swahili scheduled from CRI Bamako relay (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6925-USB, May 23 at 0024, quick check of pirate band
finds Elvis? here at S6-S8. O, it`s the Roy Orbison tribute from Texas
Radio Shortwave. Many more reports here:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,67385.0.html
including someone else noting he sounded like Elvis at 0024. Wish I
could have heard more of it (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 12000-AM, May 23 at 1553, routine bandscan
encounters urgent screed from Josiah, usual ``pushing-it`` modulation
on new daytime frequency, S7-S8 for anti-Christ pirate Station YHWH.
Trace still JBA at 1734 check. Did not seem off-frequency to me, but
Harold Frodge, MI, also notes: ``Weak carrier detectable here at 1708
with imaginary level audio. Carrier seems to center about 11999.8``
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SPAIN [and non]. 12030, 11940, 11670, 9690, May 21 at 1845, all
four REE frequencies are on and modulating, in quick UTwente SDR
check. 9690 has some heavy ACI, presumably CRI Bulgarian via Kunming
on 9695 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 2035)

** TURKEY. 9830, May 22 at 2200 & 2226 chex, NO signal from VOT
English to us; nor RTTY. Something`s always erroneous at Emirler
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2035 contents: Albania and non,
Anguilla and non, Antarctica, Australia, Bangladesh and non,
Bougainville and non, Canada, China, Congo, Congo DR, Finland,
Germany, Greece, Iran and non, Italy non, Korea North non, Korea
South, Madagascar, México, New Zealand, North America and non, Papua
New Guinea, Perú, Puerto Rico, Sarawak non, South Carolina non, Spain,
Sudan, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Turkey, USA, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Zanzibar;
and the propagation outlook

WOR 2035 is available as of UT Friday May 22
(mp3 stream) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2035.m3u
(mp3 download) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2035.mp3

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

The shortwave broadcasts should be:

0900 UT Friday Unique Radio NSW 3210-USB
2200 UT Friday WRMI 9955 [jammed] to SSE
0130 UT Saturday WRMI 5850 to NW, 5010 to S, 7780 to NE
0900 UT Saturday Unique Radio NSW 3210-USB
1130 UT Saturday WRMI 9955 [jammed] to SSE
1300 UT Saturday WRMI 15770 to NE
1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315]
0300 UT Sunday WRMI 5800 to SSE
0900 UT Sunday Unique Radio NSW 3210-USB
0130 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 or 6160v to WSW
0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955 [jammed] to SSE
0900 UT Monday Unique Radio NSW 3210-USB
1800vUT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania? to WNW, 594-Italy
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

Thanks this week for financial support from William Hassig, Mount
Prospect IL, who sent a contribution via PayPal to woradio at
yahoo.com PayPal not necessarily US funds as they will convert.

One may also contribute by MO or check in US funds on a US bank to:
Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702 (Glenn Hauser, May 22, WOR)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2035 monitoring: confirmed first WRMI
broadcast, Friday May 22 at 2200 on 9955, very poor weak signal vs
pulse jamming. No better at 2226 check.

Also confirmed UT Sat May 23 at 0130 on WRMIs: after ABF in Spanish
and BB ID, poor in storm noise on 5010; VP altho with noise reads S9
on 7780; VG as usual on 5850 aimed thisaway, S9+20/30.

Also barely confirmed Sat May 23 at 1305 & 1325 chex, on WRMI 15770,
sounds like my voice but totally unreadable. Slightly better to
Bulgaria as Ivo Ivanov reports:

``Weak signal of World of Radio#2035 via WRMI-9, May 23
1300-1330 on 15770 RMI 100 kW / 044 deg to WeEu English Sat

https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2020/05/weak-signal-of-world-of-radio2035-via.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zj8XFvzCSi8&feature=youtu.be
73! Ivo Ivanov`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5130 & 6160, May 22 at 2356 just before `AAAWWW` on WBCQ, no
signals yet on these frequencies, but 7490 is VG with FKB preacher
mis-wrapping up as usual with plug for his later broadcasts on wrong
WINB frequency, ``9625`` instead of 9265, Saturday at 9 pm ET; and on
WWRB Sun 8 pm on 3215 --- tho last week they had finally made the
summer shift to 5050, as yet unconfirmed here:

[``WWRB, Morrison, Tennessee, 5050, May 17, 0151, EE with religious
program from Challenge Ministries International until 0156, ID at 0157
"This is Radio Station WWRB, Manchester, Tennessee", into filler
gospel music selection; 44444 (JRC NRD-535D; antenna 45m longwire with
9:1 Unun) (Robert Butterfield, Columbia, MD, USA``), WOR iog]

7490, UT Sat May 23 at 0000, WBCQ starts `AAAWWW` with WTO and
interjexions. Good signal on this one direct. Opens about Planet Earth
spinning at 1000 mph and hope we don`t fall off. Huh? Isn`t it flat?
Discussing the different mikes he and Angela are using. Last Saturday
found a puddle of water in the kitchen when a faucet failed in the
54-year-old house. After purchasing various non-standard parts, he
fixed it altho hates plumbing. Angela is beautiful tonight, and
X-rated briefly, tease tease. Super-station ``crapped out`` a couple
days ago (that must have been when I found 9330 AWOL, May 20 at 2218).
More below.

Says quadri-casting tonight, also on 6160, 5130, 3265, e-mail
reception reports wanted. Belch. Discussing benefits of vegan diet
especially with meat prices going up. Avoid ``goo-foods``. Fresh
chicken eggs are so much better than store-bought. 0018 interrupted by
phone call from someone complaining about calling him. Allan says 78%
of Americans are overweight, and 40% of those are obese, a bad
situation. Angela starts railing against China for COVID-19; Allan
warns not to buy into conspiracy theories.

After a quick pirate-band tune at 0024, I check the other WBCQs at
0025: 6159.93V is on fairly with Iran 6160.00 het for another day or
two; 5130 is VP in noise, and 3265 as usual inaudible. 0028 Allan says
they have just now completed their 14 days of self-quarantine; but
he`s been busy, such as installing a new 200-pound modulation
transformer in the 780 AM station. 0031 Freddy calls in while on
``pump duty`` and that`s enough for me. Larry Will lasted a bit
longer:

``Glenn, to augment what I anticipate are John Carver's notes about
tonight's broadcast of "Allan and Angela Weiner Worldwide" on WBCQ,
here are my notes: 5/23, 0000 UT. 3265 poor, 5130 fair/good, 6160 very
good, 7490 excellent. Disappointing show, started okay, but quickly
devolved into ridiculous politics and covid conspiracy theories,
stereotypical right wing bashing, and trump ass-licking. Content was
so distasteful that we tuned out about 40 minutes in.
Lw`` --- and here from John Carver:

``Tonight's AAWWW show started on time on 7490, 6160 and 5130. Allan
says they are on 3265 also but I can't pull a signal there. Allan and
Angela in the studio. Opening talk about a plumbing emergency at the
studio and how he dealt with it. He announced early on that the
superstation had crapped out this past week and then got sidetracked
as usual talking about how beautiful Angela was. Then he got onto diet
and Allan commented that hamburger was selling for seven dollars a
pound in upper Maine.

Phone call at 0019 from a very angry man who accused Allan of blowing
up his phone and wanted him to stop. Then back to health and how the
virus was affecting it. Then Angela said out of the blue that we
should cut China out of everything and Allan, while agreeing with her
to a point, tried to soften what she said.

Phone call at 0031 from Freddie and then things turned political with
lots of Trump talk. Another phone call at 0046 about regulations
affecting churches being relaxed. Finally gets back to the
superstation at 0049 but goes off on a bit of a tangent again.
Eventually back to the superstation; Allan says their quarantine
finally ended and they could visit the superstation.

He said that the new antenna went down last Wednesday. Allan and
Angela climbed up inside the antenna tower and went from level to
level checking things out. Didn't notice anything wrong so had someone
in the building fire up the transmitter at low power and they listened
and watched. Allan could hear something arcing and they started
climbing down checking each level again. Finally Allan could see
"lightning" below him and decided the problem was on the first level.
They shut down the transmitter and moved down. Had them start again at
even lower power and could see and hear the problem. A grounding plug
has several "fingers" which make contact and something had caused them
to arc and they were now all melted off. Allan had all the people
working at the superstation come to the antenna tower and the entire
crew along with Allan and Angela worked for better than eight hours to
clean the area up and fashion new "fingers" from material that they
had at the station. He said it didn't cost them anything but time to
repair the problem. He stops the tale there to give us the closing
prayer at 0058 and the program was off the air at 0100. John Mid-North
Indiana`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 17775-, May 21 at 1834, still no signal from KVOH, two days
after Ray hoped a component would be repaired (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD
OF RADIO 2035)

** U S A. 17775-, May 23 at 1520, still no signal, having reached
another Saturday when in English and `Wavescan` should be airing.

The only other signals, JBA on band are 17815, presumed WHRI weekends
only, and 17615+ Qur`an, far Sa`udi Arabia. KVOH is approaching ten
days off. Still no 17775 at 1728.

No HF sporadic E to boost it? Yes, there is Es on hamband just above,
18130-USB, op who is becoming a fixture, KW6J/7 in AZ just as he is
ending a contact at 1548 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5072.005 & 5097.993, May 23 at 0556, very weak parasitic
spurs out of 5085 WTWW-2 with rock music still on at S9+40/50!,
measured at slightly different offsets than before, which were approx.
12.9 kHz above and below, now much closer to 13.0. Did Ted touch them
up? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 9378-9392, May 23 at 0607, S9+20 9385 WEWN Mother Angelica
lexuring, but outsplattering with peaks plus and minus ~7 kHz. Rarely
this transmitter so strong; mid-night HF sporadic E? (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

This report despatched at 1904 UT May 23