** CUBA. 9790, May 16 at 0308, CRI relay S9+30 with music but very distorted. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** CUBA. 11800, May 16 at 0312, RHC S9+20 of dead air, or rather a trace of music with volume turned way up. 11670 has a bit more modulation but badly distorted. 13740 is still on and propagating at S9+10, undermodulated but not distorted. NZ 13840 is stronger. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** ROMANIA. 9850, May 16 at 0305, RRI English VG S9+20/30, and // 7375 S9+10/20, and even // 11825 much weaker at 0310 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** TURKEY. 9830, May 15 at 2230, VOT English to NAm is on with Turkish music.
7275, May 16 at 0304, no signal from next VOT broadcast; must be OFF, since 7375 Romania is in well. But 0325 recheck, now it`s on with music INTRUDING into the 40m hamband; still there at 0352, poor during IS. Something`s always erroneous at Emirler (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2034 monitoring: confirmed first NAm SWBC, Friday May 15 at 2200 on WRMI 9955: good at Bonaire and Colombia SDRs, no jamming until a bit of pulse starts to show by 2225 at Bonaire.
Also confirmed UT Sat May 16 at 0130 on WRMIs: 7780 & 5010 JBA vs storm noise level across TX into southern OK but not here; 5850 S9+30/40 VG but storm noise still audible under. Next:
0900 UT Saturday Unique Radio NSW 3210-USB
1130 UT Saturday WRMI 9955 [jammed] to SSE
1300 UT Saturday WRMI 15770 to NE
1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315] 0300 UT Sunday WRMI 5800 [NEW] to SSE
0900 UT Sunday Unique Radio NSW 3210-USB
0130 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 or 6160v to WSW
0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955 [jammed] to SSE
0900 UT Monday Unique Radio NSW 3210-USB
1800vUT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania? to WNW, 594-Italy
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE
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** U S A. 7490.057, UT Sat May 16 at 0000, WBCQ starts playing WTO theme to `AAAWWW`, then interrupts it with ID, but no further interjexions, so is Allan really there? Yes, with Angela, spends first few minutes in Monticello master control fiddling with mikes and transmitters instead of setting those up in advance. Says they moved back from Florida about a week ago, at 80 mph up I-95; and since then have been self-quarantined at home near transmitter site until next week, not clear exactly why, working on `classic` transmitters and other projects, but not yet gone to the Super-Station site nor approached other staff.
Says on *four* frequencies, 7490, 6160, 5130, 3265, except the remote keeps turning 6160 off, guys please figure out why. It`s on when I am measuring them about 0010: 6159.909 with fair signal almost equal to 7490; heavy storm noise here from all across TX into southern OK makes 5130 JBA and 3265 inaudible — why is he running 90m mainly in the summer instead of winter? Callers intrude by 0010; not until 0020 does he announce that it`s the 14th of May, YOOL 2020. Over to John Carver for a fuller report:
“Tonight’s AAWWW — Tonight’s show started a few seconds early on 7490 and 5130. No signal on 6160 as of yet. Allan and Angela back in Maine at studio one. 6160 transmitter doesn’t want to turn on and Allan asks over the air for Tom or Jason to go take a look at it. He says they’re also broadcasting on 3265 this evening.
Some talk about the trip North. Allan said the average speed on the interstate was eighty miles an hour and people were passing him. Phone call at 0009 from Adam in Indiana who called a couple of weeks ago. General talk about moving around to places in this time of lock down.
Phone call at 0020 from Freddie. In answer to Freddie, Allan said that he and Angela had been working on the house there and around the grounds and on the classic transmitters as they are staying in semi lock down for two weeks and haven’t even been to the superstation as of yet. Lots of things done to the classic transmitters. Freddie calls again at 0033 and after that call Allan goes back to the transmitter work. Said he’d increased the power on the 7490 transmitter by a factor of four. He also had to do a lot of work on the 5130 transmitter as it didn’t want to start. Then a longer discussion with Angela explaining how radio tubes work.
Phone call at 0051 from Larry and Jane and tales swapped about the lock down. Closing prayer at 0058 and program off the air at 0100. John Mid-North Indiana“ (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
This report dispatched at 0444 UT May 16