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Glenn Hauser logs May 23-24, 2020

Glenn Hauser
 

** BRAZIL. 6135.096 et al., R. Aparecida: see UNIDENTIFIED

** CHINA. CNR1 jammer search, May 24 at 1349: 12880 VP S3-S6, best of
the WOOB lot, some only JBA carriers, presumed: 11460, 11070, 10870,
10820 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 13650, May 23 at 2302, S9+20 of dead air from CRI Portuguese
relay which for a year or more has been filled by nothing but Chinese
music; recheck at 2313: OFF. That`s progress? Something`s always wrong
at RadioCuba - not to mention CRI. BTW, 13740 RHC is not there at this
time either, usually comes on later (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** MALI. 15125, May 24 at 1740, nice African hilife song, S7-S9, i.e.
CRI Swahili hour via Bamako; listed // 13645 not noted (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 5100.0, May 24 at 0615, JBA rock music, mushy audio,
better in USB tuning, but trace of a wobbly reduced carrier? Or part
of the music. 0621 unreadable announcement, peaks S8 in OK storm noise
level, past 0627 but just too weak. This frequency could be harmonic
of MW 1700 or 1020, but no matches there. 5085 WTWW is off already so
not a spur from that. One report from Tom Quinn, west of Cleveland OH,
says Sycko Radio was on 5100 earlier, testing in PSK at 0530,
switching to RTTY at 0537 with texts as copied:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,67472.0.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SCOTLAND [non]. 5850 // weaker 5010, UT Sun May 23 0100-0200,
another enjoyable `Encore` hour via WRMI, good via various Rochester
KiwiSDRs. Website now provides current and previous playlists, but
sometimes difficult to figure out composers being heard. Another
repeat coming UT Monday 02-03 on 9455 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 7490, May 23 at 2244, WBCQ again this Sat
with TOM instead of scheduled (and long-gone?) `Great Sounding
Oldies`; TOM also on 9455 WRMI but totally different. Possibly far
out-of-synch feeds and I am not listening to this crap long enough to
figure it out; or one of them is playing a pre-recorded backup? (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 9830, May 23 at 2243, VOT is on today with music, off by
2258 recheck, so no extra German today (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2035 monitoring: confirmed UT Sun
May 24 at 0300 on WRMI 5800, good S9+20 vs storm noise from
western/southern OK, missing us directly.

Also confirmed UT Sun May 24 starting way late at 0357 on WA0RCR,
1860-AM, MO, vs storm noise from IN/IL picked up by IN SDR. Next:

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. ``If you get a chance to hear this program when it's
repeated or can find it in the archives, give it a listen as Allan
described what was on every level of the tower as they went up the
ladder. Six or eight sections on top of each other. Too fast for me to
copy it all and my memory is not what it once was. John Carver``

OK, it did repeat 24 hours later on 7490+ webcast, UT Sun May 24; from
0035 I grit my teeth past the Trumpraise provoked by Freddie the
Caller, until finally near the end Allan does that, but also too fast
for me to copy, and my scribbled notes make it worse. Seven levels,
apparently including ATU, switching. Aha, John Carver got it the
second time around, reporting May 24:

``Glenn, Tried to listen to Area 51 last night. 5130 was not up at
2300. Checked the other frequencies and the only one working was 7490
which was moaning and groaning with Brother Stair. Parked the receiver
on 5130 and just listened to the noise till 0000. Checked the other
frequencies again and 7490 was running a rerun of last night's AAWWW.
Went back to 5130 to listen to some more noise and at approximately
0045 the 5130 transmitter came up, carrying the audio from 7490 so
listened to the last fifteen minutes of last night's AAWWW.

The antenna tower has seven sections. Bottom section is grounding
section. Second level contains the gears and motors to turn the
antenna. Third section has pumps and tanks to cool the fourth section
which has the antenna balun. And now I realize I have forgotten what
one section contains but six and seven contain all the gearing and
motors to change the configuration of the antenna.

At 0100 Shortwave Saturday Night started and approximately five or six
minutes into the program the audio changed to that of Larry and Jane
and Lumpy Gravy. Sorry my memory isn't what it was. If it's any help I
can still name most of my classmates in the first grade :) John``
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. Ray Robinson of KVOH replies May 23 on the WOR iog to my
latest report that 17775 was still missing: ``Hi, Glenn. It looks like
KVOH will be off the air a few more days yet. We needed more parts
than anticipated, and obtaining them is proving more difficult than
normal under the present restrictions. We now expect to be back on the
air by Thursday 28th. Ray`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5050, Sat May 23 at 2307, Jim Roland, PO Box in Tullahoma TN
37388 repeatedly spelling out this and website address. (How many
other ways are there to spell Tullahoma?). S9+10/20, no ID, but
certainly WWRB Manchester TN, active weekends only and belatedly for
A-season ex 3215/3195; first reported last week by Bob Butterfield.
Beware: pirates have also appeared on 5050, and WWRB has been known to
fill with jazz (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. (5085), UT Sun May 24 between 00 and 02, numerous spotchex
of WTWW-2 stream hear nothing but hamgab, TONITO no-show (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6135.096, May 24 at 0609, JBA carrier where normally
there is none; first thought maybe MADAGASCAR which has been reported
active here much later, but it`s too late into daytime now for that.
Rather, Radio Aparecida, BRAZIL, which Manuel Mendez, Spain measured
on 6135.1, May 22 at 2010-2023. And Wolfgang Buschel measured Mad at
6135.001, May 24 at 1507. As for Aparecida, I suspected gone from SW
for good as not heard them in weeks/months on 9630v or 11856v when I
check in the nightmiddle, but there was something unlogged on 9630.0,
maybe CNR-1 Golmud per Aoki/NDXC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 12000.83, May 24 at 1742, JBA carrier, but can`t make
out any modulation; maybe local birdie but unseems. Looking for
Station YHWH which was on 12000 yesterday (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1925 UT May 24