Glenn Hauser logs May +14-15, 2021


Glenn Hauser
 

** OKLAHOMA. RF 17, K17JN-D, Enid`s only local TV transmitter, but
without any local content whatsoever, the 3ABN and subnetworks
translator, also virtual 17, as of UT May 15 is off the air and has
been for three or four days, I meant to mention earlier. Not that I
ever would watch it and I daresay most Enidians are unaware of it, or
if they are, don`t know it`s our very own TV station. Before that it
had been operating without any apparent problems (Glenn Hauser, Enid,
WOR)

** SPAIN. 17855, May 14 at 2158, no signal from REE to N America just
before token English on Friday. Who knows whether it`s even on the air
or not, as propagation conditions have been very depressed. 15520 &
11940 are JBA carriers. The trouble with such a bold high frequency is
that on a good day it can work, but is very subject to exceeding the
MUF when conditions decline (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 9830, May 14 at 2308, VOT is still on the air after poorly
audible English hour, now in German, because the sleepyrators at
Emirler, where something is always erroneous, failed to turn off the
transmitter, and German is next on the program feedline, maybe also
satcast and webcast. Surely it will cut off sometime during this hour?
NO!

9830, now checking via UTwente, a VG signal May 15 at 0015, now in
Brazuguese, YL talking from home judging by lo-fi audio, about the
Palestine situation, how it relate to Turkey; and still/again doing so
rechecked at 0054! But off the air by 0059 check. I expect the
Brazilians would appreciate a deliberate rather than accidental
broadcast for them. Otherwise there is *no* Portuguese scheduled at
any time from VOT on SW (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2085 monitoring: Richard Lemke,
Alberta, confirms the Wed May 12 at 1030 on WRMI 5850.

WORLD OF RADIO 2086 monitoring: confirmed Friday May 14 from 2031:18
on IRRS via Italia-AM, 918 kHz, Villa Estense. Preceded by country
music, 2029 DJ outro ``EZ-come, EZ-go`` and says has time for 3 more
songs on `The Country Jamboree`. Oh, oh. But chopped off for IRRS ID
with the Milano PO Box they otherwise tell us not to use, before WOR
starts a bit late and plays to completion. Via Noale KiwiSDR nearby
where it now registers steady S9+25 instead of S9+18 so something has
changed; at receiver, or transmitter power boosted? And I wonder where
Country Jamboree originate.

NOT confirmed UT Sat May 15 at 0130 on WRMI 9395; instead rock music
continues. Jeff just granted us this new slot which started last week,
so I wonder if absence now be a mistake? Next:

1300 UT Saturday WRMI 15770 to NE
1801 UT Saturday IRRS 7290-Bulgaria to WNW, 918-Italy
[pre-empted this week; see 2030]
1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
2030 UT Saturday IRRS 918-Italy [May 15? failed May 8]
0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315; as late as 0400]
2000 UT Sunday IRRS 918-Italy
2200vUT Sunday WBCQ 6160v Area 51 to WSW
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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** U S A. (7489.9+), UT Sat May 15 from 0000, WBCQ monitored only on
webcast for `AAAWWW`. Usual opening amenities including fiddling with
mikes, gushing over Angela`s beauty; first mostly discussion of COVID,
vaccinations, etc., with Angela`s usual heated denunciations even tho
she has been shot; people wearing masks freak her out since she can`t
stand to have anything on her own face, even makeup.

At 0019 he says 6160 is down so they are on 7490 only now. I don`t
even try to hear them on SW, but if I did, 6160 would have been
splashed by 6165 Cuba like previous nights. From Florida studio. At
0020 about how he repaired WWII-era equipment for radio surveillance
40-4000 MHz, and all the stuff that can be heard above 1 GHz. But says
he is ``the dumbest`` as he has to tell an antenna story: There is a
45-foot vertical master receiving antenna used to monitor WBCQ from ME
and anything else. Last year he knocked it with a pickup, but got it
back into position with a ratchet strap and a steel hook. Strangely,
reception has been unusually weak for six months; what could it be? He
just realized the hook was positioned so that it grounded the antenna!
Lesson: look for the simplest explanation first rather than
over-thinking it as an engineer, to which Angela heartily agrees.

By 0030 they are decrying computerization of cars, which will be
knocked out by EMP; instead restore pre-1970 cars with no computers,
all mechanical operation. This is a thing now, plus people with money
to burn building bunkers. Power sources? Need to use all possible
methods from fossil fuels to clean energy to nuclear fusion. At 0044
finally datestamp as 14 of May YOOL 2021.

Angela suggests making videos for YouTube of Allan working on
equipment, and he thinks it`s a good idea. Plugs Fair Radio Sales,
which still exists, as valuable source of ancient radio parts. News
item: WFAS 1230 in White Plains near Yonkers will be going all-digital
on May 24, a Come-you-luss station. Beginning of end for AM radio? In
his youth, WFAS was the station with school-closings info. John
Carver`s version:

``Tonight's show started on time on 7490, no signal on 6160. Allan and
Angela in the studio. Opening talk about the vaccine. Angela is
railing against the vaccine even though Allan talked her into taking
the shots. Allan announces at 0014 that the 6160 transmitter is down.

Then some talk about Allan's forty-five foot vertical antenna as his
house and the problems he's had with it and how he fixed it. Then some
talk about various forms of energy and how the country should handle
it. Allan also mentioned that Angela would be filming him repair some
old equipment and posting it on YouTube. A plug for Fair Radio Sales
and then into reading of emails at 0056. Closing prayer at 0059 and
program off at 0100. John, Mid-North Indiana`` (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** U S A. 15618.2, May 14 at 2008, spur carrier with trace of
modulation, from WEWN 15610, thanks to HF sporadic E boost to S9 way
above its normal JBA level. There might be match on the low side,
15601.8, but not exactly, rather a weak amorphous blob. Also a
suspicious JBA carrier at 15532.1 but doesn`t compute as related. I
expect the plus/minus 8.2 kHz spurs are always there but normally
inaudible here due to weakness of fundamental.

BTW, contrary to some sporadic E also showing up on CB, the rest of
the SW range above 9 MHz is virtually vacant in depressed F2
propagation conditions (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0255 UT May 15