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Glenn Hauser logs September 23-24, 2019

Glenn Hauser
 

** ARGENTINA [non]. See USA: WRMI

** CHINA. CNR1 jammer search, Sept 24 at 1240-1250: 9155 JBA carrier,
9255 Chinese, 10820 JBA carrier with flutter; more JBACs on 11150,
11460, 11540 < 11640, none higher. The lower ones are all listed SOH
jammed frequencies; the top two vs RFA and RTI (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 9620-9660, Sept 24 at 0018, buzzfield this wide out of the
9640 RHC transmitter, rather than peaks 9630 & 9650 as before.
Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST) see also TURKEY

** OKLAHOMA. Transmission of S9+ buzzing noise levels around my QTH
appear to have been fixed. This has severely hampered my monitoring
mainly in the 3-9 MHz range, sometimes beyond, and sometimes also MW.
On rare occasions it would abate or go off briefly, particularly after
some rain. I complained to our electric utility, OG&E, about this in
early August. A very helpful guy, Rocky, checked it out, but concluded
that he could do nothing about it until Suddenlink cable, which shares
poles with OG&E, repaired some ``lashings`` in my neighborhood, making
noise masking the major problem. This was not done until September 23,
after my repeated complaints to Suddenlink, and putting them in
contact with Rocky.

Now today Sept 24, Rocky has been back on the case, located and fixed
it: a bad lightning arrester, he says, half a mile north. My DF of the
noise source had long indicated a N/S axis. It had also been radiating
thru powerlines over a wide area, same thing heard for many blox
around. Thanks to Rocky! I`ve got his number if there are any further
noise problems. Now I should again be able to DX effectively on the
lower bands! (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 12030, Sept 23 at 2047, S8 of dead air from REE to ME, while
9690 to NAm is modulating OK at S9 fading to S6; 12030 would have been
better for us even tho off the back. The other two transmitters appear
off: 11940 JBA carrier from algo, CRI Bulgarian via Kunming? and
nothing on 11670 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 13635, Sept 24 at 1254, S9 Turkish announcement with
contact info just before 1255* as VOT manages to land within a few Hz
of proper frequency; too bad English is not on here, as 15450, too
high all summer, remains a JBA carrier. However, 13635 could be
blasted away by RHC-FM; 13700 is already on but no spurs today (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2000 monitoring: confirmed UT Tue Sept 24 at
0100 on WRMI 7780, JBA vs HNL here, but F-G via UTwente where aimed!

Checking the WRMI skedgrid, I see that another WOR airing has been
replaced by something else: Sat 2100 on 9955. This may keep me from
noting (never complaining) about being upcut; it would have been
better for WRMI just to align its systems. Strangely enough, WOR still
appears on the sked for Wed 2100 on 9955, despite having been replaced
by RFPI French the past two weeks. Next:

2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

WOR 2000 available online as of 0020 UT Friday September 20
(mp3 stream) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2000.m3u
(mp3 download) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2000.mp3

Or via http://www.worldofradio.com/audiomid.html
Also linx to podcast services.

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html

Thanks to everyone who sent congratulations on reaching WOR 2000!
(Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9395, Sept 24 at 0001, WRMI with W&M conversation about
debunking conspiracy theories; say they are on 9395, 7730 and another
frequency to the south. Not now! 7730 has a gospel huxter in Spanish.
``Flat earth makes no sense,`` she opines. Address is
theweeklylab@.... I check other WRMI frequencies and it is // on
5950; not on 9955. Then searching the WRMI webskedgrids I find `The
Lab` for a semihour at: Sun 0030 7730; Sun 2100 9955; Tue 0000 9395 &
5950; Wed 0300 9955.

I guess this is relatively new; at least not noticed here before.
There is already an entry about it on the WRMI programming page
http://www.wrmi.net/index.php/programming/

``The Lab is a weekly show that dissects and digs into a wide range of
topics. From today’s current events to ancient history, and everything
in between! Your hosts, Kate Holiday and Ryan Rivers bring you the
latest through this weekly show and Podcast.

Kate Holiday has been on the air since 2015, starting in Kodiak,
Alaska where she hosted a live radio talk show each weekend and was on
the air every evening during the week. When she finally left Alaska,
she always knew she wanted to get back into radio at some point, and
is excited to start this new adventure alongside Ryan Rivers.

Ryan Rivers joined Kate Holiday in Alaska starting in 2016, serving as
her co-host. He was on the air each weekend with Kate, derailing her
show each time. A native of southeast Missouri, Ryan took an interest
in shortwave years ago and is excited to be reaching an audience
around the globe. A history-buff at heart, Ryan constantly drops
useless knowledge and random facts regarding the hot topics
discussed.

The two have reunited once again, this time on shortwave to reach the
world! Their show is also available for download as a weekly Podcast.
The broadcast schedule on WRMI is 0000 UTC Sunday (that's 8 pm US
Eastern Time on Saturday) on 7730 kHz, with a repeat at 0000 UTC
Tuesday (that's 8 pm Eastern Time on Monday) on 9395 kHz. The
broadcasts are beamed primarily to North America, but can be heard
elsewhere when propagation conditions are right. Your comments and
reception reports are welcome at: theweeklylab@.... Photo above:
Ryan and Kate in the studio`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5850, Sept 24 at 0006, S9+20 of dead air from WRMI. I leave
a receiver on this and remains dead until 0108 fades up robo-bible,
presumably during TOMBS? No, ABF English is scheduled on System F, UT
Tuesday at 0100; and from 0000 daily it`s supposed to be Slovakia,
after 0030 in English! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7570, Sept 24 at 1239, more dead air from WRMI, S9+20
instead of SMTV. 1259 recheck now modulating, ID, and 1300 into SMTV.

15770, Sept 24 at 1300, WRMI with RAE relay in French, before SMTV
take over at 1400. Seems current with news about UN General Assembly;
altho RAE French must be M-F, this broadcast is only Mon/Tue/Wed.

RAE has a new web address:
http://www.radionacional.com.ar/rae-nueva-web/
and the French page is still unaware of this broadcast! Only L-V 2330
on 7780:
http://www.radionacional.com.ar/bienvenue/

Also still claims English at 0100 is a full hour on 9395. German at
2200 on 9395 has also been debunked in Europe. One would have hoped
that hosting the B-19 HFCC in Bs. As. would lead to some coördination
between WRMI and RAE as to scheduling (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** U S A. 9330.00, Sept 23 at 2049, WBCQ-6 is on with rock music, only
S8-S4, not as strong as when aimed thisaway. A twit from AW via Artie
Bigley confirms that it`s ``060 degrees true at 500 kW``. What`s on
that beam? Well, 59 is Gaza, 60 is Sinai and 62 is Cairo. The #1
target of World`s Last Chance, to get the flat-earth message back into
Egypt (PTell pthat pto Ptolemy!). Of course still nothing yet on the
latest frequency registered for this, 12120, other than NAU PR RTTY.

2348 recheck, 9330 still with music in English, S7-S9, occasional
modulation/power surges, from testing? 2358 surge to S9+10 but no ToH
ID at 0000 Sept 24. The antenna could have been turned around in the
meantime without my noticing a necessary break in transmission.

I keep a radio on 9330 in the background, as WBCQ continues past 0030.
At 0044 I check UTwente and find it JBA! Around 0100 the signal around
here seems to build, due to propagational or transmissional changes?
Wonder if it will run all night?

Anyway at next check 1242 Sept 24, 9330 is still/again on at S9+10,
sounds like Johnny Cash with a country/gospel song, partly parlato, or
spoken rather than sung, segué to a ``cowboy song`` (Glenn Hauser, OK,
DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1190, Sept 24 at 1230 IT, weather from ``KKIM AM 1000`` and
Biblebabble --- what? Per NRC-AM Log, 1190 KXKS Albuquerque NM, U1
10000/24/psra 30.3 watts, is // KKIM 1000, meaning 100%? Just a few
minutes earlier I had noticed the KKIM very slow SAH against 1000 KTOK
OKC, but now I can`t be certain they match. Cheaters! FCC official
sunrise for September is not until 1245 UT (October: 1315). KKIM is U1
10000/53/psra 12.2 watts, both obviously on full day power already.
But hey, all this is In Jesus` Name, so anything goes! (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Re my hearing 1520 KYND // 1560 KGOW in Houstonic
Vietnamese, Stephen Luce replies on the WOR io group:

``Glenn, the Vietnamese on KYND 1520 has been rather irregular; it is
usually a simulcast of KGOW 1560 although I have heard separately
programmed Vietnamese music at times -- the music sounds like a
religious format. KYND is a brokered time station that has been
without a paying client the past two years, and I've wondered if
VietRadio Houston (which programs KGOW) is looking for a new
(cheaper?) outlet, or perhaps thinking of launching a second program
service? KYND can also be off the air for days at a time, so it is all
rather hit or miss. The station consists of a transmitter site and
nothing else; no studio, etc. Stephen Luce, Houston, Texas`` (Glenn
Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific JBA MW carrier search, Sept 24 at
1214-1225 around local sunrise: from NW, 774, 747, 693, 666, 594, 828,
972, 1566. From WSW, 702, 882, 1503. From W, 1098 (Glenn Hauser, OK,
DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1756 UT September 24