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Glenn Hauser logs August 17-18, 2019

** ALBANIA [non]. 9395, Aug 18 at 0252 rockmusic from WRMI I suspect is not Radio Tirana relay from 0230 — until I hear its IS at 0258; poor to very poor. May have been restored several days ago as I have not been checking everynight. Mark Coady, Ont., had it already Aug 15 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13700, Aug 17 at 1349, RHC is S9+10/20 of dead air; 13740 is OK at S8/S9+10. By 1422, 13700 is finally modulating. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13740, Aug 18 at 1404, both transmitters are on past 1405, RHC Spanish audible underneath CRI News in English from China Plus. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 11860, Aug 17 at 1358, R. Martí open carrier is on at S9, vs pulse jamming. 1422 recheck, RM modulation good over jamming. Aug 17 at 2008, now RM and RHC are still colliding at about equal levels producing that medium SAH.

11860, Aug 18 at 1402, jamming but NO Radio Martí, not even a carrier amid the noise, tho I do hear some regular double-beeps by the jammers. Meanwhile old RM frequency 11930 is still well audible over jamming. I search the 9, 11, 13 and 15 MHz bands for a possible RM replacement, but nothing (while old 13605 does remain). Maybe I should have tried 7335, 7365 which had been closing by 1400? Same situation at 1528, 1705, as the jamming is still running against nothing on 11860. We shall see whether RHC has remained steadfast on 11860 from 1930? I wonder if OCB will now be issuing press release about what a mistake they made with 11860? Or blame RHC for blocking them even tho it was there way first. Ha (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDIA [non?]. 7555-7560, Aug 18 at 0014, DRMish noise in this range, but not below 7555. Maybe nothing to do with AIR, which had been resuming DRM on 7545-7550-7555 until 0045, but latest report from Alan Roe August 17 says it`s back to AM again (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA. 7255-, Aug 18 at 0607, nothing from the usual VON bigsig in Hausa; you never know whether it will be on or off (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA, 6950-USB, Aug 18 at 0004, pirate with soul music, sounds like the late Aretha, sure, S9+20. Off at 0033 recheck. These say it was Wolverine Radio from 2333 Aug 17:,45192.0.html

** OKLAHOMA. K17JN-D, Enid satellator of 3ABN, Aug 17 circa 1500 UT, all six subchannels are still black and silent. Aug 18 at 1423 UT, restored to previous situation — only 17-2 and 17-6 are vacant, the other four resumed (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. OETA technical difficulties test pattern: now uploaded is a photo with sharper resolution, same as from March 2015 which also had some false color tinges. It`s really totally black and white. You can now resolve the 4-station IDs at the bottom in tiny font. This was snapped sometime in early August when they lost programming for a few minutes. A neat and unique design, I have always thought:

BTW, OETA is now in another `Festival`, i.e. fundraiser, pre-empting almost all our favorite regular programming for two weeks? of pledge breaks interrupted by mostly self-improvement or sixties-rock shows. For PBS stations to keep doing this, the tactic must work, but sure doesn`t for me (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1943 monitoring: confirmed Saturday August 18 from 1431 on Hamburger Lokalradio, 6190-CUSB, sufficient via UTwente SDR (as was Media Network+ before it: at 1417 check a 2012y interview with someone named Klein(sp?) about a longwave book). Next:

Sat 1930v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2130 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe, or 2330?] Sun 0310v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1030 HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW
Sun 2130 WRMI 7780 to NE [NEW] Sun 2330 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe] Mon 0130.5 WRMI 5850 to NW, 7780 to NE
Mon 0300v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 0400 WRMI webcast only, non-direxional
Mon 2330 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe] Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030 WRMI 7780 to NE, 5950 to WNW [or #1944?] Tue 2130 WRMI 5950 to WNW [or #1944?]

Full schedule for WOR on all outlets, not just SW; podcast linx:

** U S A. 7490+, UT Sat August 18 at 0001, WBCQ starting `Allan Weiner Worldwide` with his interjexions amid “William Tell Overture“ theme — but 9330+ is still BSing; by 0003 it has joined to // 7490. I can also barely detect // synchro 5130-. 9330 reception is slightly better than 7490. First topic is a TV news report about the 500 kW project, on WAGM-TV Presque Isle, which we have already publicized to the WOR iog tnx to Artie Bigley finding it:

“Tuning in to Monticello
The town of Monticello will soon be home to one of the largest short wave radio stations in the world, according to those involved. In this week’s Aroostook 2020, News Source 8’s Ashley Blackford finds out what this major project could mean for the area.
(Artie Bigley, OH, Aug 17, DX LISTENING DIGEST)“

It`s only 2:04 after the ad; see AW talking about it, shots of the huge central post for the rotatable antenna, other steel (gh)

He`s glad to get the word out to local areans on what this massive construxion is all about; but puts down WAGM for its long-time avoidance of WBCQ, viewed as a competitor, which it is not as a SW station. Joining him in studio are wife Angela and CE Tom Barna. Later discussion: WBCQ studios are in a 66-year-old trailer. Heavy winter snow/ice pileup on roof of another one collapsed it. At 0020, Mark Sills calls from Dallas, with news about closedown of the WWVs; considerable consternation — Allan cannot believe this is really true. Finally someone (Larry?) clarifies that according to Glenn Hauser, closing is in the FY2019 budget request, not a done deal yet. Should it happen, Allan muses that WBCQ might dedicate a transmitter to timesignals. Blames stupid bureaucrats, but never Trump by name! They agree CHU is still running.

Allan also says there have been severe lightning storms, such as two days ago causing WBCQ to shut down — that would be Wednesday Aug 15 circa 2100, an inconvenient time silencing World of Radio (and maybe why they did play me at the totally unexpected time of Thursday 2330 on 7490 — for once, or from now on? No one at stations tells me anything). Someone asks if the wind turbines at WBCQ are still in use? No, mechanical difficulties. Discussed Tom helping out a station AW approves of, WCXU Caribou ME, as engineers put aside competitive constraints. I listen until 0058 and assume it will run a few minutes over. Have not heard from usual monitor John H. Carver, Jr., in mid-north Indiana, as I assume his computer is still down (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9955, Aug 18 at 1400, WRMI Saturday-only extension with Terry Blalock introducing his `Full Gospel Hour`, then right into eruptions (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1843 UT August 18

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