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Glenn Hauer logs July 27-28, 2019

** CHINA. 14850, July 28 at 1329, CNR1 jammer very poor. Bad propagation from FE today; other JBA carriers or JBA Chinese: at 1335, 11120, 11440; at 1421, 11100, 11440;

and at 1420 on 10410, but this one is a -1390 KCRC local mix with 11800, temporary CRI English mistaken relay frequency via CUBA, q.v., confirmed as overload by vanishing when I switch from Preamp2 to 1. When CRO goes back to 11880, the mix will go back to 10490 where it “belongs“ (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11800, July 28 at 1403, CRI English relay is here instead of 11880!! Punch-up error, no doubt. Good modulation for a change, and S9+20. But this frequency is *not* flanked by plus/minus 10 kHz spurs like 11880 was; different transmitter, also accounting for the error by an unfamiliar sloppyrator at a different site? 1405 starts `Roundtable`. Fortunately, HFCC shows nothing at all supposed to be on 11800 at 1400-1600; nor anything in the Western Hemisphere on 11795 or 11805, only some brief Asians on the adjacents (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6950-USB, UT Sun July 28 at 0030, honky-tonk music at S9, surely Wolverine Radio which consistently puts in these bigsigs for a pirate. 0047 just missed an ID? 0056 definite ID. Many more logs here between 0028 and 0126: https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,56335.0.html where the keyword in song titles was “long“ (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1992 monitoring: confirmed Saturday July 27 at 2107, the 2100 on WRMI 9955, poor S4-S6; so I can`t know if transmitter was really on by 2100 this time.

NOT confirmed UT Sunday July 28 at 0130 on WRMI 5850, so our only WRMI broadcast beamed NW across North America is a bust. 5850 is not on the air at all, nor at earlier check 0052 past 0101, boding ill. So two of the three Saturday times on WRMI were no-shows.

Confirmed UT Sunday July 28 at 0322 already underway the nominal 0315 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, MO, going from Brazil to Canada, which is 3 minutes into, so started circa 0319; S9+10 and not too much line noise level: I then find that it`s worst between 3.0 and 9.5 MHz; also with some peaks in the MW band such as around 1200. Hope OG&E will be back on the case Monday.

Also confirmed by Ivo Ivanov, Bulgaria: “GERMANY, World of Radio #1992 via Hamburger Lokalradio on July 28

https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/07/world-of-radio1992-via-hamburger_28.html

1030-1100 7265 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu English Sun, weak/fair“

Next:

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 to WSW [6160v, 3265v too? CHECK]

0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955 to SSE

0930 UT Monday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW

1130 UT Monday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW

1816 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania ND

0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE

0800 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW [2 editions]

2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 to SSE

2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW

0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

(mp3 stream) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor1992.m3u

(mp3 download) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor1992.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

(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WBCQ special on 5130? Thread about this on the WOR iogroup:

So can anyone hear 5130.38? Is it on the air, and if so with what “special free radio from the west“ at 20-06 UT? Would not expect it to be on Area 51 webcast, which this was going to replace today, and that is playing rock music (Glenn Hauser, 2234 UT Sat July 27, WOR iog via DXLD)

I quickly checked; it’s about an SIO 444 now here in MD with music on my KiwiSDR: http://sdr.hfunderpants.com:8073/?f=5130.3amnz10 (Chris Smolinski, Black Cat Systems, Westminster, MD USA, http://www.blackcatsystems.com 2237 UT, ibid.)

The title comes up on a blank page (Glenn, 2246 UT, ibid.)

Browser issue? (Chris, 2248 UT, ibid.)

I guess so – that was on Firefox. Now getting it on Edge. Could not understand an ID at 2252, then tribute to Wolfman Jack. I suspect it is not YHWH (Glenn, 2253 UT, ibid.)

Checked 5130 a couple times 2100 and 2200 UT; pop and rock music mix with good signal in Montreal (Gilles Letourneau, 2253 UT, ibid.)

I`ve continued listening with one ear [only via Chris` SDR]. Oldies, with some modulation dead air breaks. IDs something like “Campus Radio Summer Camp“, with seemingly legit callsign IDs for three? Indiana stations, one of them an -LP, in Bloomington; and for WBCQ 5130. Asking for calls from SWLs to 812 369 5839. Announcement breaks circa 2304 and 2331. And other times in between, seems like live DJs (Glenn, 2338 UT, ibid.)

This appears to be the source, higher fi and without the dropouts: https://wiux.org/listen/991fm/ (Glenn, 0011 UT, ibid.)

Hi Glenn, Yep, I also hear WBCQ transmitting on 5130 kHz. Report is as follows: 0105 UT — English- Program: Music Request Show. SINPO 45334. There is quite a bit of flutter. So, they must have managed to get it to return to the air. 73 de (Chuck W3ON Gessner, 0112 UT, ibid.)

With GPS-sync active on my KiwiSDR, I make it 5130.317 kHz at 0135 UT July 28. Classic rock. S9+20. Relatively good modulation with some distortion, and some thunderstorm QRN (Jim Barrett, Elmira, NY, 0157 UT, ibid.)

Area 51 on 6160 [instead] — Tuned in at 2245 to get my equipment adjusted. Was mostly noise till 0003 [July 28]. Signal started to come up and wasn’t terrible. Marred by two long, noisy hets. At 0101 the audio disappeared completely and could only hear RHC [6165]. Had to shut off the SYNC function and go to a narrower filter to get correct audio back. Could still hear the audio from Cuba underneath things but could copy Area 51 (John Carver, Mid-North Indiana, 0207 UT, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

Canned IDs every half hour or so, so swift that it was hard to copy call letters. At first I thought one of them was WIUS, but that`s in IL, and WIUX-LP correlates with Bloomington IN, as well as music audio seemingly matching but far out of synch with WBCQ via MD SDR — in fact, WIUX itself about 32 seconds behind WBCQ as received here at 0014 July 28. One of the other Indiana calls sounded like WWHH, but that`s not right for any legal station. Did anyone copy them all for sure?

At 0024 UT July 28, I`m finally trying to hear it on my own receiver, VP S8 on 5130.32; programming on 7490+ and 6160 all sound different at 0028. At 0047, 6160 is S9+10 vs local high line noise level.

Remember that Larry Will expected his Area 51 to be on three WBCQ frequencies Sunday evening/UT Monday: 6160, 5130 and 3265. Please confirm whether this applies to WORLD OF RADIO at 0300v, not just 5130+ (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9930, July 27 at 2101, WTWW-2 is OFF, after having been ON during midday as in previous report, testing? Nor is there any signal audible on 15810-, WTWW-3, which was on earlier that morning.

5085 (nor 9930) is still not on at 2336 nor by 0000 UT July 28, no `Theatre Organ in the Ozarx` to be heard, but probably would be a repeat, and probably on webcast (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1660, July 28 at 0305 UT, Waco ad making fast SAH with the other 1660 around here, Kansas City; then Waco rejoins a Rangers game, presumably silly baseball from Texas vs another game on KWOD. The two are mutually nullable as usual. Checking only because MWCircle had this item via editor Steve Whitt on July 26:

USA ESPN KRZI 1660 off air

https://awfulannouncing.com/espn/espn-central-texas-radio-station-vandalized-damage-knocks-station-off-air.html tho it`s not clear in this brief item what the vandalism was and replies from the P.D. indicate it was back on by the next day (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. RADIO FREE AMERICA

The greatest radio shows in America, on your schedule https://www.radiofreeamerica.com/

Here`s their long station list: https://www.radiofreeamerica.com/stations it`s in alfabetical order by city, so you may want to do a search on call letters instead.

Strangely? enough, not a single OK station, nearest being the one from KS, HPPR (High Plains Public Radio out of Garden City).

I first heard about this from plugs on one of my favorite webcasting stations, KSFR in Santa Fe. RFA mainly allows access to music shows on demand for two weeks, but also linx to them when they are live.

This includes many of the best, or most diverse, public, university and community radio stations. Some of them used to be on my Monitoring Reminders Calendar, which I had to suspend as just too much work to maintain. Recommended to explore RFA if you have time to listen to so much good stuff (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1951 UT July 28

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