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Glenn Hauser logs July 4-5, 2020

** ALGERIA [non]. 13820, Saturday July 4 at 1830, RTA International via FRANCE, again with beepery, but no English, just Arabic, 1836 into Spanish with lite French accent but also has to pronounce properly names in Arabic. Via UTwente SDR. Richard Langley, NB reports there was no English during entire 18-19 hours July 3 or 4:

“It seems they take pieces of the different language segments from the programs on their Internet/FM/satellite broadcasts (in English, for example): https://www.radioalgerie.dz/rai/en/emissions/list

Some information (in English) about Radio Algérie Internationale: https://www.radioalgerie.dz/rai/en/emissions/list%EF%BB%BF

The “funky” transmitter was used again today for the international broadcast. — Richard Langley“ (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 12200, July 5 at 0607, RHC English, undermodulated S9 vs CODAR, unlike fundamental 6100. Maybe Esperanto at 0700 was on 12200 too? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** DJIBOUTI [non]. 17870, Sunday July 5 at 1401, no signal here from LV de Djibouti as scheduled, but a poor/fair signal via UTwente, spotchecked rest of hour, all talk in unknown language until 1458 a bit of HOA vocal music and off 1459*. I notified the WOR iog of this ASAP but at presstime only Ivo Ivanov replied at 1859:

“Good signal here, 1400 in Afar, 1415 in Somali, 1430 in French, 1445 in Arabic and 1457 again in Afar. Probably tx is Secretbrod [BULGARIA] or per Aoki is Grigoriopol [PRIDNESTROVYE]“.

Website provides audio and texts of broadcasts in May, which were then weekly, but none since 22 May: https://lavoixdedjibouti.info/

Christian Ghibaudo reported on June 21 to bdxc-news: “The latest broadcast is on their Facebook page. It’s June 19, there is a weekly broadcast on Friday (Radio Vendredi). They broadcast again on shortwave because the government of Djibouti has cut the Internet in the country, making listening difficult. The association La Voix de Djibouti is based in Paris. Regards from Sunny Nice, Christian Ghibaudo.“

A week ago, Ivo reported to the WOR iog: “BELGIUM(non) BRB Radio LVD
La Voix du Djibouti on 17870 kHz NOT ON AIR, June 28
1400-1500 on 17870 unknown kW / unknown to EaAf
Afar/Arabic/French/Somali Sunday. BRB Radio LVD La Voix du Djibouti was on air 1st & 3rd Sun June 7 & 21, NOT EVERY Sun — 73! Ivo Ivanov“ (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NIGERIA. 7254.9, July 5 at 0613, VON manages to be on air today at S9/+10 in presumed Hausa (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. Re my 1270 KRXO log now //107.9 translator, Chris KC5IIE, Krug, Tulsa, replies: “Oops! I stand corrected Glenn, 107.7 “The Franchise” is in OKC, that explains why I don`t hear it. 107.9 is the FM outlet for 1270 KRXO, it is simulcasting their programming. Sorry for the confusion, 73 and Happy 4th!“ (Glenn Hauser, Enid, WOR)

** U K [non]. 12030, July 5 at 0606, news in French, whence? BBC sounder. Why not Ascension? This is via USAGM SAO TOME at 0600-0629, and modulated today unlike June 23 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. High sporadic E MUFs so I check for 10mb beacons, July 5 at 1438- — unIDs around 28237, 28285, 28297; then:

28297-CW, July 5 at 1440, dits, DE NS9RC … CHICAGO as before;
“28.297 NS9RC C HIGHLAND PARK, ILLINOIS # 5W, VERTICAL QTH Change 30 May 17“

28236.5-CW, July 5 at 1442, dits, VVV W0KIZ/B … COLORADO as before;
“28.2365 WØKIZ C DENVER, COLORADO # 5W, 1/2 VERTICAL“

28284.8-CW, July 5 at 1444, VVV N9TNY/B, i.e.:
“28.2848 N9TNY C GENEVA, ILLINOIS # 5W VERTICAL New 21 May 2020“

From QRZ.com: “N9TNY USA flag USA, MICHAEL J KUPP, GENEVA, IL 60134
Hello, My name is Mike and my QTH is Geneva, Illinois, USA. Geneva Illinois is about 40 Miles West of Chicago. The Grid Locator is EN51uv. Returned to the Hobby about two years ago, After being Absent for 10 Years. Much has Changed, Especially the Digital Modes. I am now Retired and have Ample time to Devote to the Hobby. Dusted off my old Rigs (Ft-847 & Ft-1000) and added a few new ones (Ft-450D & Ft-991A). My Antennas for now, are Very Modest: 6m,10m,20m,40m OCF Dipole at 35 Feet. 22 Foot 10m Vertical at 50 Feet. 6m Loop at 30 Feet. Dual Band Vertical for 2m and 70cm at 30 Feet.

Listen for my 24/7, 10 Meter, 5 Watt Beacon on 28.284.8 Mhz. Tx is every 15 Seconds. Pse Qsl Direct with RST, or Email: MKham@aol.com The Best.. Mike 73’s N9TNY Stay Safe! Revised 05/25/2020“

Precise frequencies as listed by WJ5O, not measured by me now (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2041 monitoring: JRX_José Ronaldo Xavier, SWARL Callsign PR7036SWL, Cabedelo-Paraiba, Brazil, reports: “5010. Sat, Jul 4, 2020. 0130-0140, WRMI-World of Radio, Okeechobee-FL, in English. Glenn Hauser presents the program “World of Radio”. Poor reception.“ Best down there should be the ones on 5800, 9955.

Confirmed here UT Sunday July 5 at 0300 on WRMI 5800, good at TWR Bonaire.

Also confirmed starting at 0326 UT Sun July 5 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, MO; as heard via Edinburgh IN KiwiSDR, fair vs storm noise. Next:

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. “Hello Glenn, Happy 4th of July, Based on SDR trolling and some listener check-ins, the WBCQ 4th of July in the Park should have done OK near you although there was some storm activity in parts of the region. The next special will be Labor Day, again a multi-program effort. Although I am serving as cat-herder as Uncle Bill, the larger purpose is to showcase WBCQ’s music programs generally, and I hope that the other programs (Marion’s Attic, Behavior Night, Lost Discs, Rock Wave and others) also attract new listeners, and perhaps this might even inspire some aspiring radio host to start a new program as well. At a minimum, we hope to serve as a reminder that music on licensed broadcast shortwave (not just pirates) is very much alive. Best, William “Bill” Tilford, Owner/Producer, Tilford Productions, LLC“ 0222 UT July 5. My reply:

“Hi Bill, Enjoyed it. Since I was at the computer instead of the SW radio, I could not resist listening via the WBCQ stream. I am ashamed? Anyhow some of it was in $tereo and the scratches were clearer, hi. As you know, SW from `BCQ is not the best here, even without storms, and especially without 500 kW. In scheduling, you might want to consider possible competition from — TV, as PBS, CNN and NBC were all starting their 4OJ specials at same time. Your fireworx were hard to see“

We proudly flew the American Flag all day (as well as on Flag Day) until sunset; the only one visible in our neighborhood. (There used to be a constant Confederate flag a block south, but maybe it wore out). (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 15610, July 4 at 2010, zero signal from WEWN, not even a JBA carrier which is normally there at minimum afternoons; while 15825 WWCR is S9+10/20; 15770 WRMI S7-S9 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 93.1, July 5 at 1823 UT, “Detroit`s New Country 93-1“ briefly over CCI from KS. WTFDA FM Database:
“WDRQ 93.1 DETROIT MI 26.5 kW H&V, 204.0 m HAAT, 42-28-16 83-12-03 HD COUNTRY NEW COUNTRY 93.1“ 1433 km = 890 stmi city-to-Enid

Andy Robins, Kalamazoo, was getting 10m beacons from all over, including OK, 18-19 UT. Sporadic E MUF was way above 100 MHz in spots, so I have been DXing in two sessions before and after lunch, but little to show for it, mainly traces of DX CCI to fringe semi-open frequencies. Quit at 1832. unIDs include:
1732, 92.1 mentions Hagerstown, likely MD or IN, but none right there
1734, 106.7, CCI to OK Spanish
1739, 95.3, CCI to KOKC translator
1744, 93.1, trace of Spanish CCI to KS
(Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, WOR)

** ZAMBIA. 11680, Sunday July 5 at 0600, AWR Wavescan #593 via VOHA, good S9, another episode about early radio in New Hebrides/Vanuatu (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 27385-LSB, July 4 around 2000, very active freebander channel, in English, yet no beacons audible above 28200 — so sharp Es MUF cutoff between them ATM? BTW, why does everyone on CB speak with an exaggerated GOB Southern accent; required? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1957 UT July 5

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