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Glenn Hauser logs September 19, 2020


Glenn Hauser
 

** ANTARCTICA. 15475.98-CUSB, Sat Sept 19 at 1457, no signal direct of
course from LRA36, nor at Brasil SDR by 1506, despite RAE special
postponed to this date, 1500-2200 UT; meanwhile, Manuel Méndez
Lugo, Spain, informed us: ``ANTARCTICA, 15476, LRA 36, Radio Nacional
Arcángel San Gabriel, Base Esperanza. According to a WhatsApp received
from the station operator, today Saturday there won't be program. The
operator has been in an Antarctic Chilean base for two weeks. When he
returns to Base Esperanza he will communicate when the station will be
on air again`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CANADA. 340-MCW kHz, Sept 19 at 0630 UT, ND beacon dash and YY,
which is 500 watts from Mont-Joli, Quebec. I was tuned to 339-USB. And
no probably from weak local EI on 341 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 11880, Sept 19 at 1501 UT, S9+10 of dead air from CRI English
relay; then, straining, a trace of JBM. Maybe will upbuild.
Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2052 monitoring: not confirmed Sat
Sept 19 at 1300 on WRMI 15770: JBA carrier only, not enough mod to
make out a note of my theme or a syllable of my voice. Next one had
not started by 1935, but VG S9+10 signal into Warrenton KiwiSDR;
but did just start at 1942.5:

1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
2300 UT Saturday WRMI 7780 to NE
0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315; as late as 0400]
0030 UT Monday WRMI 7730 to WNW
0130 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE, 5800 to SSE
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 6160v Area 51 to WSW [ex-5130]
0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
1800vUT Monday IRRS 7290 Bulgaria to WNW, 594-Italy
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
0330 UT Tuesday WRMI 5800 to SSE
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 Joe Caberlin, Chester NS,
VE1EJ, for some US$ to Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702
One may also contribute by MO or check in US funds on a US bank.

Financial support may alternatively be sent via PayPal to
woradio at yahoo.com - not necessarily US funds as PP will convert.
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. Regarding the late Justice Ginsburg being treated as if she
were a Christian: among the wall-to-wall TV coverage, the crowd
spontaneously gathered outside the SCOTUS building broke into hymn,
`Amazing Grace`. This is one of the best-known Christian hymns, not
ecumenical, Judeo-Christian, from its very origins in a conversion.
https://www.learnreligions.com/amazing-grace-701274
However, the original lyrix do not mention J.C. at all, and thus could
be taken as more generic. But is it ever sung in synagogues? (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** VENEZUELA [non]. 600, VOA via R. Libertad, COLOMBIA: I have not
monitored since its première UT Sept 16, but Don Moore now reports
Sept 19:

``Colombia/Venezuela: There has been discussion in Cadena DX, the
Latin American Facebook group, on the VOA programs via Radio Libertad
600 kHz in Barranquilla, Colombia. Santiago San Gil in Barinas wrote
that normally Radio Libertad was received there with "acceptable
signals" but that since the programs began there has been significant
co-channel interference. Fernando Viloria in the coastal Venezuelan
state of Carabobo says he has been hearing an unlisted station calling
itself "Radio Verdad" and "La Emisora de la Alegría" on 600 kHz. The
station has not announced a location. Several DXers wrote of tuning
the Radio Libertad programs on the remote SDR in Bonaire. They report
it is putting in a good signal to Bonaire. (Don Moore)``

A great many Venezuelan radio stations have gone off the air, tnx to
government persecution and/or the economic situation. Was there ever a
600? Yes, first checking a WRTH 2014 at hand:

YVSW, 15 kW, R. Alto Llano, Sta Bárbara de Barinas. I wonder if SSG
remembers that one? In fact only one of two MW stations in that state
at that time.

YVSW also in WRTH 2005, when there was a second 600: YVQB, 10 kW,
Radio Sucre, Cumaná, Sucre, whose address was in a building called
Libertad.

In 2005 WRTH there were a number of stations around the country named
Radio Alegría, or Radio Fe y Alegría, probably a group or network. Do
not see any with Verdad in their names.

There may have been remnants of these outlets which could be pressed
into jamming disservice in short order; or any MW transmitter could
soon be retuned to 600. Connecting to a proper-wavelength antenna
could be quite another matter (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1945 UT September 19