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Glenn Hauser logs November 29-30, 2019

Glenn Hauser
 

** AFGHANISTAN [non]. 15640, in last report that`s Radio Azadi, not
typo Axadi (gh)

** CUBA. 9620-9660, Nov 29 at 2222, RHC Spanish 9640 with buzz noise
extending out to this range; worst peaks below plus/minus 13 kHz.
Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** INDIA. 9445, Nov 29 at 2220, English interview with Indian accents,
AIR as scheduled, partially readable at S5-S9; also DRM noise
7545-7550-7555 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA SOUTH. 9095, Nov 29 at 2217 weak talk presumed Korean from
Echo of Hope on this week`s jumparound frequency. Fortunately, since
right above it 9095 past 9100 is some kind of noise, perhaps jamming
if not DRM (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. RF 33, Nov 29 at 2203 UT, exploring the OKC DTV
subchannels, I find that KOCB now runs Dabl on 34-4! Despite the fact
that RF 27 KFOR has already been carrying DABL on 4-4 from its outset
in September. Yes, now on two non-co-owned stations in the same city,
but one with PSIP all-CAPS, the other not. At this time both with
Martha Stewart show --- can never get enough of her! How can this
happen? Net`s own website
https://www.dabl.com/locations
still shows KFOR only! (And the search by zip code funxion goes
nowhere for 73101 or 73701; have to keep loading more till we get to
Oklahoma.) A quick look thru the list does not find another city with
two affiliates other than primary and translator. Rabbitears.info does
show Dabl correctly on both in OKC. IMHO, Dabling on just one is a
waste of spectrum (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, Nov 29 at 2353, R. Chaski carrier quite audible vs
Cuban wall-of-noise jamming against nothing else; and for the fourth
night in a row its autotimer cutoff has slipped another 2 seconds
earlier to: 2355:21* (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SAUDI ARABIA. 1521, Nov 29 at 2210, already hearing a +1 kHz het
upon 1520 KOKC; in fact two hets of different pitches, the other one
perhaps KRHW in MO as previously discussed. From 2229 I am listening
intently, isolating the 1521.0 carrier by tuning to 1520.8-USB. It
goes off sometime between 2231 and 2232, but can`t tell exactly when
as KOKC is splashing some music that minute; must be an ad during talk
format. Bruce Conti, NH, in NRC IDXD had timed the cutoff exactly
twice, which is what I am trying to match:

``1521 SAUDI ARABIA SBC R.Riyadh, Duba OCT 12 2215 - Good; talk and
music parallel 9555 and 9870 kHz. 1521 off at 2231:40 UTC after solemn
talk with soft orchestra music. OCT 19 2230 - Good; off at 2231:40.
[Conti-NH]`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 11720, November 29 at 2150, I finally remember to tune in
VOA`s `Music Time in Africa` before it`s over, its only chance via
Grimesland NC during B-seasons Fridays at 2100-2200 now here instead
of 15580, and a VG signal almost directly off the back. The last
dekaminute at least: an archive segment of polyphony from the Pygmies
of Central African Republic. Hyper Heather Maxwell refers us to the
website for thousands of archived songs: voanews.com\mtia-archive ---
she says, yes, ``backslash`` instead of forwardslash, altho it makes
no difference and calling it ``slant`` as I do is far less menacing
and more euphonious. In fact that url autoconverts to:
https://www.voanews.com/mtia-archive
with a forwardslash. Her closing announcement still fails to mention
this very time among the several for her program. Yankee-Doodle-Dandy
sign-off is cut off before it can finish (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2010 monitoring: confirmed first
SWBC, Friday November 29 at 2300 UT on WRMI 9955: exactly like the
previous weeks since standard time replaced 2200 UT, initially JBA
beneath heavy wall-of-noise Cuban jamming even tho there is no exile
programming now, let alone anything in Spanish. BUT noise steadily
abates as WRMI strength seems to simulgrow audiblizing me by the
middle of the intro, clear enough by 2303, and totally clear of
jamming in only a few more minutes. By 2326 it`s good S9+10, and I
notice concluding several seconds before 2329 implying that playout
started before 2300:00 when I could not hear whether anything was
upcut.

Also confirmed UT Sat Nov 30 at 0147, the 0130 on three WRMI
frequencies, 5850 VG >> 5010 fair >> 7780 VP. At this time I daresay
that I have better coverage than AW does on WBCQ: see separate report;
as I tuned over here to check me during his show. Note: it was not my
idea for us to be on simultaneously. Next:

1300 UT Saturday WRMI 15770 to NE
2030vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
0400vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0415]
2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to NE
0130 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE, 9395 to NNW
0400vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 6160v? to WSW
0430 UT Monday WRMI 9955 to SSE
1900vUT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania? to WNW
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2200 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, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9330, 7490+, 5130-, Nov 30 at 0030, WBCQ is VP on all three,
and no signals on 6160+ or 3265-, so I don`t even try to hear `AAAWWW`
on SW, rather webcast. At 0100 transition to Studio 9 in DeLand of
FLA, there is again several seconds of noise/feedback? before WTO
theme start. First half hour is almost continuous monolog; first about
sharing one good mic from the 1930s instead of the no-good wireless
mics last time; then about chemtrails/contrails --- unlike Angela, it
seems Allan is not convinced by the conspiracy theories about them.

(Altho I do not allege serious health effects or government
malfeasance, I am concerned about all the jet exhaust over Enid from
Vance leading to a buildup of greasy dust even inside; and TG if two
of them had to crash recently, they were near the base runway instead
of within the city of Enid! -- gh)

Then AW rants about bikers refusing to muffle their noise, as some
kind of macho nonsense --- something else I can agree with him upon!
Not until about 0130 does he morph into insulting 535 members of
Congress and ``moonbats`` when I tune away; as many listeners could
then productively hear relatively apolitical WOR on WRMI, WRMI or
WRMI, q.v.

Checking WBCQ SW again at 0140, I find that 7490 has improved to P-F;
9330 is *not* carrying AAAWWW as expected but WLC gospel huxtering in
English; 5130 is now arriving even better than 7490 so I monitor there
for a while; not until 0141 does he timestamp this show as live, 29
November, YOOL 2019. He does not know if he`s on any frequency besides
7490 (what became of the othershow for weeks this hour on 5130?)

He says a bit about the S-S: now full 23 hpd sked (well, not this
morning, when off for a few hours), with break at 22-23 UT for
maintenance at discretion of operators. Will stick to 9330 only this
winter, go up to some higher frequencies with spring. Lauds his big
crew in Monticello by name, but still looking for more operators and
engineers knowledgeable about high-power/voltage, and is now hiring,
starting with job interviews, why in the world would they want to
live at the end of the world in winter? Says the output tube costs
$210,000 and takes 15 minutes for the filament to warm up.

No time is available on the S-S, WLC exclusive, but plenty time on the
other ``classic`` transmitters. 6160 reconditioned, would like to rent
it to some network for 4-8 hpd at a much reduced bulk rate. S-S at 500
kW output consumes like a million watts for a huge power bill more
than a classic would in 10 years (? not sure of that as 5130 is
fading). 0153 he`s reading some Free Radio Weekly pirate logs, just
received from cosmikdebris? At 0156 I switch back to webcast: talking
about tango music this Sunday on program #776 --- was that e-mail from
from `Marion`s Attic`? At 0200 sharp, canned AW ID cuts off live AW
still talking, making way for Hal Turner. Don`t know what ensued
exactly on the SW frequencies.

Here`s John Carver`s quite similar report:

Tonight's show started just a bit late. Could only find a signal on
5130 and wasn't sure if I was hearing a new show or not as the date
wasn't announced till nearly half way through the program. Program
opened with lots of moaning about microphones and how they were down
to just one mic in the Florida studio. Then Allan recounted a tale of
two wireless mics he bought from Ebay for forty some dollars apiece
and stated that they worked like forty dollar mics and had been
trashed. Then some talk from Angela about a conversation she had with
her father yesterday about chemtrails. Prompting Allan to read an
article from Wikipedia on the subject. Allan says they're harmless,
Angela said they're harmful. Then they were talking about motorcycles
without mufflers which started Allan talking about trying to run an
antique automobile without a muffler and how upset people would be if
they weren't muffled.

After a couple other topics, Allan announced that WLC had taken over
the superstation and their programming was now running twenty-three
hours a day. He stated that for most of the winter they would remain
on 9330 and try the other frequencies when it was closer to spring. He
again issued a plea for anyone with engineering experience that wanted
a job to contact him as they could use them for the superstation. He
also announced that they were broadcasting the program on 7490 and
that he didn't believe they were on any other frequency. I had no
signal on 7490, 6160 or 3265 and the only signal I could find was
5130. 9330 has WLC.

In station news he said there was lots of free time available on 7490.
Said they had lots of requests to lease time on 9330 but he would
lease no time on that frequency. He talked briefly about the work done
on the 6160 transmitter earlier this year and said he wanted a network
to take over that transmitter. Said that there was still lower prices
on 5130 and didn't mention 3265 at all. He also stated that the
superstation used as much power in a day as a normal home would use in
ten years or longer.

Started reading last week's Free Radio Weekly at 0154 and then went
into regular emails. Program was cut off in mid-sentence at 0200 and
5130 immediately went into a rerun of an earlier AAWWW. John,
Mid-North Indiana`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0442 UT November 30