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Glenn Hauser logs October 4-5, 2019

Glenn Hauser
 

** ANTARCTICA. Manuel Méndez, Spain on the WOR iog follows up to my
last report about JBA carrier detected from LRA36 a few minutes later
the same date: ``15476, LRA 36, Radio Nacional Arcángel San Gabriel,
Base Esperanza, *1232-1310, 03-10, carrier and some songs and comments
detected here in Friol. Extremely weak. Checked at 1500 and later, no
carrier and no audio detected. Observed this week and the previous one
here in Friol and via SDR Kiwi receivers in Brazil, LRA 36 seems to
have returned to its previous schedule, only on air Tuesdays and
Thursdays from 1230 to about 1430 and perhaps some of these days, but
not always, repeating program at 1800`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 15034-USB, Oct 4 at 1356, CHR is stronger than usual, S9+10
but also over-modulated, distorted --- and ``no report received`` by
Trenton Military from anywhere! as I listen to cycle repeating, mostly
concerning western Canada bases. On unattended autopilot? Nor does
anyflight really depend on this? Even stronger than CHU 14670, only
S9. 15034 recheck at 2123, exactly the same situations still. Sad
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** COSTA RICA. 18124.9-USB, Oct 4 at 1440, JBA ham making quick
contest-like QRZ contacts with DJ4 Germany, VA2 Canada. Finally copy
his callsign TI2CC. He`s the OSOB, barely below the MUF. Per QRZ.com
lookup, CARLOS PAEZ PIZARRO, somewhere in CR but with forwarding
address in Miami, but don`t send him US stamps. He has quite an
elaborate antenna setup and displays many awards since 1959. It pays
to keep an ear on this 18068-18168 band which the MUF can sometimes
surpass, rather than 21, 24, 28 MHz bands (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA 9620-9660, Oct 4 at 1435, RHC still buzzing around 9640,
barely bothering China radio war on 9660. No RHC-FM on 13 MHz today.
Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** IRAN. 13735, Oct 4 at 1400, unusually strong S9+10 in Russian, but
some flutter, too close to 13740 RHC so I switch to LSB, but RHC
shortly closes. VIRI, 1320-1420 at 500 kW, 336 degrees from Sirjan,
across western Russia and ultimately USward. Nothing else is ever on
13735.

13590, Oct 4 at 1402, S5-S8 of dead air with flutter, much like 13735,
and this is also VIRI, but other Zahedan site scheduled until 1430 in
Arabic, 500 kW, 289 degrees per HFCC. Not much else audible on band
except 13700 Cuba-no spurs, and JBA too close at one megameter, 13845
WWCR (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 12030, Fri Oct 4 at 2130, REE accurate 6-pip TS compared a
minute later to WWV as I note the correxion factor on my watch, and
into Arabic; while 11940 // much stronger 9690 are also on and
modulating something else, presumed Spanish. Still no signal on 11670
for Africa, where either language could be helpful. At 2228 recheck
all three are // with music ending English (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 9830, Oct 4 at 2227, no signal from VOT English to us, even
with no RTTY; presumed absent as 9420 Greece is well audible (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2002 monitoring: confirmed first SWBC, Friday
October 4 at 2200 on WRMI 9955, VG S9+10.

Also confirmed at 0155 check UT Sat October 5, the 0130 WRMI
trimulcast: 5850 S9+30, 5010 S9-S7 and noisy, 7780 JBA. Next:

0629vUT Saturday HLR 6190-CUSB Germany to WSW
1000 UT Saturday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW [alt weeks Oct 12, 0900?]
1430 UT Saturday HLR 9485-CUSB Germany to WSW
1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315]
1030 UT Sunday HLR 7265-CUSB Germany to WSW
2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to NE
0130 UT Monday WRMI 9395 to NNW, 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 6160v? to WSW
0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955 to SSE
0930 UT Monday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW [or 0830? or 5045-USB?]
1130 UT Monday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW [or 1030?]
1816 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania to WNW
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
0800 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW [2 episodes][or 0700?]
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
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WRMI: See UNIDENTIFIED 17850

** U S A. 9330, 6160, UT Sat Oct 5 at 0000, no signals from WBCQ, nor
even a JBA carrier on 3265-; 5130- and 7490+ are playing different
music until 0002 when 7490.07 only IDs and starts ``William Tell
Overture``, soon an interjexion of ``impeach`` not by Allan of course,
but by TimTron who is subbing again on `Allan & Angela WorldWide`
because they are on a ``journey`` --- back to DeLand of Fla already
before Maine freezes? which it is about to per TT. He confirms this
week it`s monocasting on 7490 only, without explanation other than a
belch. Into his political comments, a pleasant change from AW, since
TT thinx Trump has got to go. He doesn`t watch Fox News, but PBS is
the ``gold standard`` like BBC which it relays as well as TV news from
NHK and DW. Refers to China`s terrible treatment of Uyghurs in East
Turkistan, as apparently he just watched PBS Newshour like I did with
a report about brainwashing there as the penultimate part of a series
about China.

[China calls it re-education, but Uyghur Muslims say it’s ‘unbearable
brutality’ --- 15:36 audio-video:

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/china-calls-it-re-education-but-uyghur-muslims-say-its-unbearable-brutality
Oct 4 NBC Nightly News also had a much briefer item about this.
Remember the Uyghurs whenever you listen to Kashgar or Urumqi, or
anything from China.]

TT concludes his first segment lamenting how poorly humans treat each
other, which has got to change. Was atheist, now agnostic; suspects
humans developing suddenly (?) from primates resulted from aliens
visiting earth to experiment, and if they come back, may not be
pleased with how we turned out.

After that he he plays some Anthrax, 0023 Red-Eye, and more music than
talk, as he says his voice is giving out; entertains us with crickets
& bees ambiance as mentioned at 0025! Refers to his own show which he
says is always at 7 pm EDT/EST on Sat & Sun.

At 0031 finally something about the Super-Station which he thinx has
been testing on 9330, but I don`t, not in the past week. It needs to
operate on 12.12 MHz, but the tuning procedure is not easy; a crew may
be coming up from Continental to do that (I thought they already had),
but if not, TT will have to figure it out. If he were in charge, would
have set it up differently. I move on and don`t hear the second half.
I`ve been listening only direct on 7490+, not webcast.

Here`s John Carver`s summary: ``Listening on 7490 this evening. Theme
song started about two minutes late and TimTron is hosting. The music
for a dropped signal on Area 51 was used and Tim could be heard
talking to Jason under the music. Tim said that Allan and Angela were
"traveling". He also said they were only broadcasting the show on
7490. Opening talk is anti-Trump. Interesting that last week Allan
used the term Nazi to refer to Congress and tonight Tim uses it to
refer to Trump and his supporters. Into music at 0015. A bit more
political talk and then a mention of engineers working on the
superstation transmitter but no details about anything. Back to music
at 0034. Program was off the air without a proper closing at 0100 and
7490 immediately went into Hal Turner. John, Mid-North Indiana``
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1520, more about the currently silent KYND Cypress TX, so
not QRMing KOKC, from Stephen Luce, Houston, Oct 4 on WOR io group:

``Glenn, further regarding KYND: The station's transmitter site is 40
miles west of downtown Houston, in an area that was pretty much
unaffected by Tropical Storm Imelda. And the station was on the air
for several days after the worst of the storm, but has been off for
over a week now. Other local Houston radio and TVs have been carrying
on as usual.

The big issue with KYND is the station's lack of paying clients over
the past two years, which has resulted in lengthy periods off the air,
or running a promo loop searching for new customers. This is a station
that is barely alive; it consists of a transmitter site and nothing
else. I'm amazed the owners haven't given up completely and sold the
place, though given the state of AM radio these days there may be
little serious interest in a daytime only operation. Stephen Luce,
Houston, Texas`` (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1560, Oct 4 at 1319 UT, quick check confirms KGOW is still
on, with Vietnamese (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 17850, Oct 4 at 2117, JBA carrier, not a birdie, but
nothing scheduled now, and anything overseas would probably not
propagate anyway (17550 Kuwait inaudibly aimed at us). But I seriously
suspect 17850 be the third harmonic of 5950 WRMI! Especially since I
have just heard an unlogged ham on the 18 MHz band in central Florida;
and at 2152 checking the DXmap for sporadic E blobs, there is an MUF
25 MHz over Louisiana, which is just about halfway to FL. Vaguely
recall I may have heard this rare harmonic before. At 2125, 5950
confirmed on as always with poor signal as always, S5-S6 and
undermodulated. Too bad no trace of audio on 17850 to match it.

If 5950 harmonicize 3X, how about 2X? 11900 at first sounds similar to
5950 but no match. At 2100-2130 M-F, 11900 is occupied by VOA French
via São Tomé. Harmonix tend to favor odds or evens, but if any MUF
ever permit, look for the 24h WRMI 5950 signal also on: 23800, 29750,
35700, 41650, 47600, 53550, 59500+. Seriously, anyone visiting around
Okeechobee should also look for these and other possible harmonix from
all other WRMI transmitters, which are well-suppressed.

Strange how hardly anyone else mentions sporadic E as a factor in
their SW DX logs. Maybe it`s my long experience as a VHF DXer which
makes me well aware of it. In the NTSC era, FL was probably the prime
source of channel 2-6 Es DX, like WESH-2, WPBT/WTHS-2, WEDU-3, WEAR-3,
WTVJ-4, WJXT-4, WPTV-5, WUFT-5, WDBO-6, WCTV-6, WCIX-6, all of which I
saw multiple times over the years (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0334 UT October 5