Glenn Hauser logs May 16-17, 2020

Glenn Hauser

** NETHERLANDS [non]. 9925, UT Sun May 17 at 0014, The Mighty farty
KBC via GERMANY [ex-EAST], is S9+10/20, inbooming this week for the
first time on its summer frequency after nogood past two weeks. But
will it hold up into deep North America until 0200*? At 0157 still
there but weaker at S9-S6 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6950-USB, May 17 at 0039 tune-in to only pirate
around this Saturday night, S5-S6 of hard rock, DJ announcements. No
problem overcoming local KCRC fifth harmonic, but I have Alexandria
SDR up so tune to that, where it`s VG, incessant hard rock and
frequent DJ talkovers with WDOG IDs and/or SFX of barx, whines. Even
some songs about dogs. 0050 ID; 0100 ToH ID saying this WDOG is east
of the Mississippi, so KDOG should stay on the other side. 0113 barx
and yelps; 0114 comment and song re dogs; 0124 for first time hear a
WDOG ID in CW mix with music, again at 0128, 0129. 0131 voice ID,
thanks for tuning in on ladies` night; 0144 ID and woofs; 0150 ID,
etc, etc. Many more logs here:,67172.0.html
and it seems the counterpart KDOG was on 6925-USB,,67176.0.html
Not checked here until 0158 when there`s an AM carrier on 6924.73, but
KDOG went off at 0145 after some SSTV of its fiery four letters one by
one (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY [and non]. 9830, May 16 at 2200, no signal from VOT English
to North America, tuned via Alexandria SDR, but plenty of RTTY from
NAU Isabela, Puerto Rico. Usually I dismiss VOT as another day off but
this time I leave 9829-USB on in the background, and at *2236 VOT
suddenly cuts on amid music adding to the RTTY. 2249 the virus hints.
2252 multi-lingual ID reel mixed with music --- Ivo says there are 36
of them. No sign-off heard but at 2254.5 already playing IS; 2256
restart IS in time for one ID in German before chopped off at 2257*
--- and today RTTY is still running past 2300 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2034 monitoring: confirmed Saturday
May 16 at 1303 on WRMI 15770, JBA here; Ivo Ivanov reports:
``Fair signal of World of Radio#2034 via WRMI-9, May 16
1300-1330 on 15770 RMI 100 kW / 044 deg to WeEu English Sat`` Next:
0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315]
0300 UT Sunday WRMI 5800 [NEW] 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:

Thanks this week for financial support from Chris Campbell, Columbus
OH, who sent a contribution via PayPal to woradio at with
this comment: ``For your long and excellent dedication to a hobby that
has expanded my knowledge for a lifetime``

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** U S A. 7490+, Sat May 16 at 2308, moanin-n-groanin on WBCQ, got to
be vespers from TOM, yes indeed // 9455 WRMI. No wonder I haven`t
heard `Great Sounding Oldies` as still on WBCQ sked at 2200-2340 ---
unless that refer to dulcet tones of BS and his psychophants instead
of classic tunes as I had assumed. TOM supposedly runs Saturdays at
1600 only until 2200.

[and non] 7490+, UT Sun May 17 at 0038, WBCQ with an AAAWWW filling an
Available Time Slot, probably replay from 24 hours ago. So, what else?
VP 5130 not // music, presumably Area 51. VP 6160 not // either YL
talking --- but wait, checking that at 0042 via Alexandria, it`s in
Turkish, so Iran for Ramadan one more week, no WBCQ to het (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 17775, Sat May 16 at 1508, NO signal, not even a JBA carrier
from KVOH, which is supposed to start its weekly English broadcast at
1500 with Wavescan. Not unusual to have no signal here less than 2
megameters from Rancho Simi, too close for F2 skip? There is lots of
HF sporadic E today but mostly east of here rather than west. When
there is some westward Es, can give KVOH a good boost into OK. Now the
only 16 mb signals are bits from far Sa`udi Arabia on 17895 and
17615+; JBA carriers where nothing is listed now on 17690, 17880.

KVOH target is Cuba and beyond at appropriate F2 skip distance. No
KiwiSDRs in Cuba of course, but also absolutely zero signal into Miami
and into TWR Dominican Republic. I keep checking these periodically at
1530, 1605, 1657, 1920. Supposed to run until 2000. At 1612 I also
check the closest SDR I can find to KVOH, at Laguna, but opposite side
across the vast LA metro area, so maybe groundwave would not reach
there anyway.

So all the evidence is that KVOH is not on the air, and this is not
unusual per my occasional chex of 17775 on various days. So Ray, is it
just off today, or more often, or continuously, and for what reason?
Is Covid-19 indirectly responsible as several SW stations say, or
pervasive transmitter problems? The website describes it as
``(Shoffner-Harris)`` --- that variety is a new one on me, more about
it? Searching on that combo of names leads to some individuals but
nothing about transmitters. Maybe SCG named it for some benefactor?
Claims 100,000 watts at 100 degrees central beam with potential
audience of 900,000,000 --- minus one.
{2010 combined population N & S America was just over 1 gigaperson.}

I should add another possibility --- the F2 MUF eastward from L.A. is
so low below 17 MHz even by local noontime today that all 100,000
watts are heading out into space with no ionospheric refraxion. Maybe
makes it to Moon when properly aligned?

Ray Robinson of KVOH soon replies on the WOR iogroup: ``Hi, Glenn.
KVOH has been off the air for a few days due to a component failure in
the transmitter, for which repairs are ongoing. We hope to be back on
again by Monday or Tuesday. Ray`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 1190, May 16 at 0611 UT, dominant signal is `Clair de Lune`
on piano, very nice to hear some classical on MW; but whence? 0613
ends with EWTN ID and into `Stories from the Heart`. The lovely piece
is only 5+ minutes long, so I hope they played the whole thing. My
opinion of EWTN has just ascended a notch. This is of course KDMR
Kansas City MO, U2 5/0.5 kW (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report despatched at 0225 UT May 17