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Glenn Hauser logs September 27-28, 2019

Glenn Hauser
 

** ARMENIA. 7475, Sept 27 at 2359. JBA carrier from presumed special
broadcast of Christie`s soundtrack simulcast with her RCI film
`Spectres of Shortwave` showing in Winnipeg; even less than that a few
minutes later Sept 28. This was aimed at Africa and reported well
heard into South America (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5040, Sept 28 at 0518, RHC English is S9+10/20 but
undermodulated; 6000 is off, 6165 JBA if on, and 6100 very strong and
also undermodulated. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 9620-9660, Sept 28 at 1414, RHC 9640 is again buzzing out
across this range, worst circa 9630 & 9650. Something`s always wrong
at rHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA [non]. 1580, Sept 28 at 1305 UT, KOKB Blackwell is off the
air again, nothing from NE, but aiming NW/SE I have some Mex mx mixing
with sports talk in English. The Mex very likely KFCS Colorado Springs
with latest format; the sports KHGG Van Buren AR (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 9830, Sept 27 at 2202, no trace of VOT English to us,
beneath S9 of RTTY continuing from presumed NAU PR. No change at 2246
recheck. Yet in Europe, Wolfgang Bueschel reports simultaneously:

``TURKEY, 9830.021 kHz exact measured. TRT Emirler in English
scheduled 22-23 UT noted with music program at 2158 UT, S=9+35dB
proper signal into southern Germany tonight, but hit by own BUZZ tone,
8 x 100 Hertz distance strings seen visible either sideband. Schedule
time and frequencies in total, in English language announced 2200-2201
UT. News started at 22.02:30 UT, 'some 430 buildings hit by recent
earthquake in Istanbul ... 5th flight of Turkish airforce F12 fighter
operated regularly on SYRIAN national soil, on fight against Kurdish
national folk group home territory on northern Syria.'

Super widerange signal covers 9815 to 9845 kHz band. 2209 Turkish
press report. [selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 27)``

Many other VOT broadcasts have been found missing even in Europe
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 18150-USB, Sept 27 at 2158, CQ DX from KM6TS over and over,
hardly anything else on band. Not Midway either? No, ARRL DXCC shows
Midway Island now KH4 prefix;
http://www.arrl.org/files/file/DXCC/2019_Current_Deleted(3).txt
why in the world did FCC mess up the original setup for US overseas
entities?

This guy is: QUICK JR, ELLIOT P, KM6TS, PALMDALE, CA 93550. Presumably
a bit of sporadic E. Zero signals on 16m SWBC band; 17775 KVOH would
be off by now (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2001 monitoring: confirmed first
SWBC, Friday September 27 at 2200 on WRMI 9955, S9/+10, not upcut; by
2210 recheck some lite pulse jamming, tnx a lot, Cuba!

Also confirmed UT Saturday Sept 28 at 0130 on WRMI: 7780, S9/+10 vs
storm noise; 5850, S9+20/30 yet storm noise still audible under; 5010,
S9+10 including more storm noise from KS.

Noel R. Green [NW England], checked our next two via Hamburger
Lokalradio:

``Re 0629vUT Saturday HLR 6190-CUSB Germany to WSW: I tuned to this
frequency today [28th] at around 0645 UT but heard only a very weak
signal below the local noise level. However I'm reasonably certain
that the voice I could hear was that of Glenn's, but no words were
copied

Re 1430 UT Saturday HLR 9485-CUSB Germany to WSW: At 1435 I can detect
a signal on this frequency but no audio. There is some side-splash
from RRI in Romanian, but their signal is a very variable one, peaking
at S9 and down to S2. All maybe due to storm condx ?????``

I also check the 1430 HLR broadcast. As always not a trace in OK on
9485-CUSB; even 9690 Spain is JBA. Nor am I audible via UTWente SDR
nor OH5AE, just splash from 9490 Romania. Once again there are some
other weak stations on 6190 & 7265, the only other possible HLR
frequencies. Next:

1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
2100 UT Saturday WRMI 9955 [canceled]
0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315] ND
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 ND
1130 UT Monday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW ND
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] ND
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. 9980, Sept 27 at 2201, WWCR-4 is late in generic sign-off
message with no time or frequency to resume, just: ``must leave the
air``. Then switch to woman speaking a few words, as her program
whatever it be, is doomed on 9980. In fact, program sked admits #4
will skip 7520 entirely, and resume only at 02-04 on 5890 --- and not
even that on weekends when transmitter is totally silent; the only
other span being M-F 20-22 on 9980. Business is bad! That`s why they
``must leave`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9330.0, Friday September 27 at 2204, WBCQ is on with Brother
Scare like on 9395 WRMI; only S9 and suspect not the 500 kW but
resuming one of the classic transmitters, despite having deleted 9330
from HFCC (yet retaining never-used 15420; and the three projected WLC
channels):
http://hfcc.org/data/schedbybrc.php?seas=A19&broadc=BCQ
12120 is still not on, just RTTY from presumed NAU.

TOMBS is also at 2205 on WWCR 6115, and WBCQ 7490.034. At 2246 I
measure ``9330`` on 9329.957, so it`s sure not the S-S. Anyhow, WBCQ
frequencies have been touched up but still off the mark.

6160v is also on with music at 2358 but I don`t get around to measure
its offset.

7490v, 6160v, 9330v, UT Sat Sept 28 at 0000 all start `AAAWWW` with
William Tell Overture.

But NOT 5130v which is playing other music and continues not // at
0004 and later, tho sked still shows AAAWWW on there too:
http://wbcq.com/schedule/index.php?fn=sked&freq=5130

AW`s opening refers to ``W-Beacon-CQ``; he had been cagey about what
the callsign *really* stands for. Laments about ``demonic forces out
there``, so we know it`s going to be political from this
Trumper-forever. But first recounts how he met his current ``beautiful
wife`` Angela two years ago. I skip the politix and resume at 0045
when he usually starts getting down to business. A call from J.P.
advises that 6160 dumped off the air 8 minutes ago; unknown why and AW
won`t be able to check it till this live program be over.

To help counter ``climate change madness``, Hal Turner is being
expanded from once a week to M-F 9 pm ET (Tue-Sat 01 UT) on 7490, and
on Wednesdays until 11 pm also on 5130 (UT Thu 01-03). Doesn`t say so,
but on 7490v this replaces Brother Scare who has been running most
nights at 01-03! Another call from Bill Smith who is happy to report
that he will be getting out of prison on November 8 and AW is looking
forward to seeing him.

The pirate special $10/hour rate on 5130 he is canceling as just can`t
afford to give away airtime so cheaply. Instead $35/hour on 6160,
3265, with discounts available for large purchases. Prayer by 0100 and
only runs a few minutes over this week; for some reason after the
benedixion he always comes back with some more station promotion
before finishing the show. Here`s John Carver`s version:

``Listening on 7490 this evening and show started on time. Allan and
Angela in the studio with Allan talking about it being the two year
anniversary of Allan and Angela getting together. First phone call at
0008 from a man in Montana talking about Trump's problems. After the
call Allan goes back to talking about Angela. He also said that they
were broadcasting on the classic transmitters this evening. Then the
conversation turned to Trump's problems and Allan dismissed it as
propaganda from Congress and compared Congress to the Nazis.

Political talk continued until a phone call from Pirate Joe at 0045
telling them that 6160 had gone off the air. Then back to political
talk. Allan also announced that the Hal Turner show would be expanding
to five nights a week at nine o'clock and would have an extended
program on Wednesday evenings. Reading of emails at 0053 and closing
prayer at 0057. After the prayer he announced that the ten dollar an
hour deal on 5130 was cancelled as he just couldn't afford it. Program
was off the air at 0102. John, Mid-North Indiana`` (Glenn Hauser, OK,
DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5830, Sept 28 at 0519, WTWW-1 is on for the first time in
many nights, only S7-S8 and just barely modulated, but at 0600 I can
detect it is really SFAW with the Laporte, Colorado P O Box address.
It`s notably weaker than neighbor 5935 WWCR at S9-S7 with DGS. 5085,
WTWW-2 however is VG still on after midnight with rock at 0520 UT.

Daytime WTWW-1 9475 has also been missing many days in random unlogged
tuning, and still missing Sept 28 at 1413, 1619 chex.

(This opens an opportunity to hear the only other station daring to
confront WTWW, TWR Swaziland, 9475 at 1745-1815 mostly in Swahili).
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1280, Sept 28 at 1301 UT, KSOK is back on air after silence,
maybe still not up to full 1 kW power, ``Get your kixx on The Mixx, AM
1280 and K277CK 103.3``, into 1 minute of Fox `news` (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1659 UT September 28

Jim K5JG
 

Glen et all,

Changing the prefixes for overseas entities was done around 1979-1980 when the entire Amateur Radio callsign structure was changed. I remember reading at the time that the FCC was forecasting that they were just a few years away from running out of callsigns under the old structure and came up with the present scheme to mitigate that possibility.

It always seemed exotic and exciting to hear KM6 (Midway), KX6 (Kwajalein Island), KC6 (Eastern Caroline Islands), KG6 (Guam/Marianas Islands), KW6 (Wake Island), or KV4 (Virgin Islands) coming back to your call. Note that some Pacific island entities that were US possessions are now independent countries and have non-US prefixes.

Now a days, KH-something and KP-something is just boring.

When the restructuring occurred no one was forced to change their existing callsign as it only applied to new callsigns. So, not only is it theoretically possible for a Guam Islander with an old KG6xx call to fall right between two California KG6xx callsigns in the FCC database, but one could contact two Guam stations in a row, one a KG6 and the other a KH2! Makes things even more confusing.

Another good source for info on deleted US prefixes is:

http://www.ac6v.com/oldprefix.php#OLD and scroll down a little.

73, Jim K5JG

On 9/28/2019 11:59 AM, Glenn Hauser via Groups.Io wrote:
** U S A. 18150-USB, Sept 27 at 2158, CQ DX from KM6TS over and over,
hardly anything else on band. Not Midway either? No, ARRL DXCC shows
Midway Island now KH4 prefix;
http://www.arrl.org/files/file/DXCC/2019_Current_Deleted(3).txt
why in the world did FCC mess up the original setup for US overseas
entities?
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