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Glenn Hauser logs November 15-16, 2019

** ALBANIA [non]. 15770, Nov 15 at 2030, WRMI still with fill music, not Radio Tirana relay; 9395, Nov 16 at 0233, also music JBA instead of RT: another week lost (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 7850, Still no CHU timesignal here at 1612 check Nov 15. Should be audible if on. 14670 nominal.

Replying to Richard Langley at 0909 UT Nov 15: “Back on line according to website. Still over here in Europe so haven’t personally checked reception.“

Still no sign of 7850 at later chex by 0100 UT Nov 16 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY [non]. 5960, Nov 15 at 2301, no signal from VOT English to N America; something`s always wrong at Emirler; later in hour I do detect a JBA carrier slightly below 5960, i.e. PBS Xinjiang, Urumqi, East Turkistan, land of Uighur brainwashing by the ChiCom; per HFCC opening at 2330, and per long experience always offset frequency, something which HFCC never annotates, altho it would be helpful (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U K [non]. 11825, Nov 15 at 2319, BBCWS in English good S9+10, in quick check tnx to tip just heard from gh on WOR 2008 via WRMI 9955; i.e. one of two hours now relayed by USAGM Tinang, PHILIPPINES, the previous hour previously heard on 6150 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2008 monitoring: confirmed first SWBC, Friday November 15 at 2300 on WRMI 9955 — just like last week, starts out with heavy wall-of-noise Cuban jamming, altho mostly readable with concentration; jamming abates by 2308 and completely gone leaving us in the clear until 2329 with WRMI at S9+20.

Also confirmed UT Saturday November 16 at 0130 on WRMIs: 5850 VG S9+20/30, 5010 fair S8-S9, 7780 VP S5-S6 but good via UTwente SDR. Next:

1300 UT Saturday WRMI 15770 to NE
2030vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
0400vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0415] 2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to NE
0130 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 9395? to NNW
0400vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 6160v? to WSW
0430 UT Monday WRMI 9955 to SSE
1900vUT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania to WNW
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:

** U S A. 7490.07, Nov 16 at 0101, WBCQ fair S7-S8 as `AAAWWW` opens with WTO and AW interjexions, political right away, “Communist Democrats“. Much better signal on 5130- with other program of music, S9+10, and nothing on other possible frequencies 3265v, 6160v, 9330v.

John Carver notifies me right away at 0107, “Glenn. Checked all the frequencies and 5130 is the only frequency working and it’s not AAWWW. Sorry. John“

He doesn`t do webcasts, but I bring it up at 0148 when AW typically gets down to business. Woes about the super-station: priced cost to replace a tetrode: $250K. It has a socket problem, ring around it shorted to ground for second time. Continental replaced it in 2 or 3 days. Still has RF feedback parasitic problem with the driver circuitry. Needs to be fixed by design changes. Tom and Tim and Chris from Continental have been working on it. (While off), it`s fun to climb inside the antenna. Staff does good job, but these are vender problems. $200K of spare parts have finally arrived.

Transmitter has a lot of bugs in it, as AW and TimTron knew from the beginning. Genius Tim could design a transmitter in his sleep, but must not modify this unit while it`s under warranty. A flimsy little caplon(sp?) ring costs $4K. There is no backup transmitter for the S-S: “Classic“ transmitters cannot be used as they are only 50 kW with their own fixed antennas. AW is very sorry that this has delayed getting WLC on air, as programming is wonderful and got good response from listeners. 0156 briefly to e-mail, including from Larry working on improving the streaming by yearend so it will work on iphones. There has been a lot of mike rattling by Angela and apparently Allan as well; cut off 0200 in time for Hal Turner. Meanwhile one could have been listening to WOR on any of 3 WRMI frequencies from 0130; as WBCQ adhering to local time has shifted AAAWWW to air at the same real time (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0312 UT November 16

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