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Glenn Hauser logs July 2-3, 2020

** ALGERIA [non]. 13820, July 2 at 1828, RTA via FRANCE starts ENGLISH segment, YL historical artistic talk about a painter whose name I never catch, continuous music background. 1836 into another feature, `Destination: Algeria` tourist talk by OM about the sights in the northeast, then northwest; 1841 into Spanish, weekly Latin American correspondent in Bs. As. about the COVID-19 situation especially in Brasil. Tnx to Pedro Sedano, Spain, who tipped us on the WOR iogroup that this hour only carries the International domestic network, not just Arabic/Qur`an and some French but also English circa 1830 and Spanish like this. Times could be 1 minute off as I recorded during significantly home-grown salad lunch and did not listen until later.

AFAWK, this is the only time for English on SW, other than some scattered IDs. Monitored here VG via UTwente SDR; didn`t try direct but probably would hear more Cuban jamming against no Martí than RTA. This hour on one frequency only. Also reported by Alan Roe, UK, and via UTw, Richard Langley, NB (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 2041)

** CHINA. CNR1 jammer survey, July 2 at 1339: 14990 VP; 13160 two signals; 1130 Chinese S5-S7; 12500 & 11440 JBA carriers.

At 1346: 11150 music, 11120 JBA, 11100 & 10920 JBA carriers (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA [non]. 9490.024, July 3 at 0150, Radio República is VG S9+20/30 with the jamming underneath JBA for a change. Mentions “Cuba libre“, ending newscast with rooster crow. Caught my attention in bandscan since this far off-frequency, unusual for Issoudun if FRANCE still be the site with RMI the go-between broker rather than just putting it on much closer Okeechobee. Europe is hot tonight, 9420 Greece also inbooming with its musical alternative (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** KOREA NORTH. 13760.201, July 2 at 1337, VOK exactly same remeasured off-frequency for second day in a row, S3-S5, usual syrupy choral music from paradise (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 2041)

** OKLAHOMA. Re: 1270 KRXO in Tulsa [now in Spanish // 107.9]. Yes Glenn, KRXO abruptly changed their format a few weeks ago. “The Franchise” laid off their main morning hosts early in the Pandemic, I wondered then if the handwriting was on the wall… 107.7 is off the air, 73 (Chris KC5IIE Krug, Tulsa, OK, July 2, WOR iog)

Chris, OK, but what do you mean by “107.7 is off the air?“ The only 107.7 in OK is the original KRXO-FM in OKC, still very much on the air as The Franchise, in English as I am hearing it now (Glenn, Enid, 1459 UT July 2, WOR)

** U S A. 28263-, July 2 at 1424, one 10m beacon is JBA, VVV DE W4JPL BCN … LIB … 05. No /B suffix, just space, BCN. Partial msg copied after multiple repeats. WJ5O roster shows: “28.2635 W4JPL C LIBERTY NORTH CAROLINA # 4W, 5/8 VERTICAL“ And QRZ.com: “W4JPL USA flag USA, JOHN P LLOYD, LIBERTY, NC 27298 USA“ with no further info. Liberty is SE of Greensboro on the way to Siler City, or forming an equilateral triangle with Greensboro and Burlington. I logged it as on the minus side of 28263 but listed on plus side; one of us is mistaken. Very briefly another beacon audiblized slightly higher in frequency. No Es MUF into FM today; openings should taper off as we get into July but there could still be some goodies if we can catch them (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2040 monitoring: confirmed final SW repeat, UT Thu July 2 at 0100 on WRMI 7780, JBA here.

WORLD OF RADIO 2041 contents: Algeria non, Australia non, Bougainville, Brasil, Cuba, Djibouti non, Ethiopia non, Finland, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Iran non, Kashmir non, Korea North & South, Macedonia North, Madagascar, Netherlands non, South Carolina non, UK non, USA, Vanuatu, Vietnam non, Zambia; propagation outlook

WOR 2041 is available as of 0037 UT Friday July 3
(mp3 stream) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2041.m3u
(mp3 download) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2041.mp3

Or via http://www.worldofradio.com/audiomid.html
Also linx to podcast services.

The shortwave broadcasts should be:

0900 UT Friday Unique Radio NSW 3210-USB
2200 UT Friday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] 0130 UT Saturday WRMI 5850 to NW, 5010 to S, 7780 to NE
0700 UT Saturday Unique Radio NSW 3210-USB [ex-0900] 1300 UT Saturday WRMI 15770 to NE
1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315; as late as 0400] 0300 UT Sunday WRMI 5800 to SSE
0700 UT Sunday Unique Radio NSW 3210-USB [ex-0900] 0030 UT Monday WRMI 7730 to WNW [NEW] 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 Bulgaria 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

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts: http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html

Thanks this week for financial support from John Carver, mid-north IN, for a generous check in US funds on a US bank to Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702

One may also contribute via PayPal to woradio at yahoo.com PayPal not necessarily in US funds as they will convert. (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 9980 during the day July 2, and 5890 at night, checked 0420 UT July 3, WWCR-4 still off the air depriving us of extra BS. John Jurasek found an explanation on the website:

“WWCR is working on a major transmitter repair. Additionally, WWCR streams may not be playing scheduled content. . . All parts needed to complete this project should be received by July 3. WWCR staff and management appreciate your patience during this time.“

Program skeds have now been updated as of July 1, and WWCR-4 still shows 24/7 on 9980/7520/5890, so enjoy the fresh air while we can! (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0520 UT July 3

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