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Glenn Hauser logs August 7-8, 2020

** ALGERIA [non]. 13820, Friday August 7 just as I tune in RTA via FRANCE via UTwente SDR, at 1827.5 English segment is starting, about a female singer named Aishi(?). Good -60-70 dBm with self-QRM only from the beeping. 1832 switches to general info about that American style of music, jazz, with clips of “Lewis“ Armstrong in “Wonderful World“ and “Hello, Dolly“, and others from New Orleans. 1837.5 just music. 1838.5 into Spanish, `Africa Hoy` about the Gran Museo in Egypt. 1849 French ID as R. Algerie Internationale, music; 1851.5 brief Qur`an reminding God that it is Great; 1854 bit of Arabic talk, pop music to 1859* chopoff. Maybe the Q was for vespers as Algiers LSS was 1848, close enough? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** BRAZIL. Correxion: the offset from 11780 to 11731 and 11829 is 49 not 39 kHz; fixed:

11731 and weaker 11829 approx., August 6 at 2346 suspicious blobs with no readable modulation, but they happen to be ~49 kHz equidistant from: 11780 RNA which is S9+20/30 and distorted; it has been a spur-producer before. The lower one QRMs Romania in Spanish on 11730. Then I try to detect them on some S and N American SDRs but cannot; even at Braslia 11780 is not very strong by groundwave (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CHINA. 7730, Aug 7 at 1332, CNR1 jammer at S4-S6, confirmed as such by // 13130 et al., shortly. Aoki shows SOH & jamming up to 24h on 7730, Mandarin except for diversion to the Cantonese hour at 15-16. Still seems odd for anything but WRMI to be heard here. Fortunately, when it is on evening and night, we never have any QRM.

CNR1 jammer survey, Aug 7 at 1336, mostly JBA to JBA carriers except here S-ed: 13130 S5-S8, 13020, 12500, 12190 S7-S9 vs CODAR;

1341: 13835 with self-echo from two and // the WOOBs as CNR1; 14850; 11460, 11440.

1346: 11170 S4-S6, 11150, 11070, 10820 S2-S5 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** GERMANY. At 1650 this Friday August 7, I remember that Uncle Bill`s shows are now scheduled on 9670 from Channel 292, Germany, 16-18 UT — UTwente and e.g. Lisbon SDR have nothing but JBA carriers. At least there is no CCI or ACI. By 1742 some music audible at both, better at UTwente, but vs lots of noise level. UTw improving, -75 to -85 dBm. 1750: at UTwente: Seems more splash from faroff 9685 Urumqi bigsig than from 9665 Pyongyang. As I posted step by step on the WOR iogroup. Bill Tilford replies:

“Thanks Glenn, We’re going to give this one more try next week just to exclude a bad day at ionosphere rock, if the results are similar we’ll then test a few hours later. We will be keeping our transmissions on 6070 either way, this is a possible addition rather than a substitute. –Bill“

Just now saw this at 2220 — checking 9670 on UTwente, nothin but noise. Glenn

“NEWS FLASH – REPEAT TEST OF 9670 TONITE!!
After conferring with Channel 292, we are going to do repeat tests of 9670 kHz tonite as follows:
2100-2200 UTC – From the Isle of Music
2300-0000 UTC – Uncle Bill’s Melting Pot

Another program, Radio Waves International, will be in the middle at 2200-2300. Next week there will be a repeat test from 1600-1800 to rule out propagation and/or technical anomalies.

William “Bill” Tilford
Tilford Productions LLC
5713 N. St. Louis Av
Chicago IL 60659-4405
tel: 773.267.6548“

At 2325, 9670 at UTwente still nothing but noise, skipover late at night. At Maine SDR, music S4-S6 still noisy. Somewhat listenable. At OK, JBA carrier at 2330 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6935-USB, August 8 at 0104, song of some sort, checked on a Rochester remote after tip in FRW that Radio Nova would be here from 0030 for almost an hour. Poor noisy signal and fading by 0115. But 0123 NOVA in CW and SSTV (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 9830, Friday August 7 at 2202 NO signal from VOT English checked at TWR/DR SDR, nothing but NSS RTTY (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2046 monitoring: confirmed first WRMI airing, Friday August 7 at 2200 on WRMI 9955, VP signal here but modulating; good at TWR Dominican Republic KiwiSDR. Next, to confirm changes as per sked grid, and with 7780 back on the air:

0130 UT Saturday WRMI 7780 to NE, 9955-NEW [jammed?] to SSE
[5850, 5010 canceled?] 0700 UT Saturday Unique Radio NSW 3210-USB
1300 UT Saturday WRMI 15770 to NE
1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
2300 UT Saturday WRMI 7780 [NEW] to NE
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
0030 UT Monday WRMI 7730 to WNW
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 for financial support from Doug Brown, London, Ont., for a check in US funds on a US bank to: Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702 USA

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

** U S A. 7780, August 7 at 2156, JBA signal signifies that WRMI-1 is finally back on air after a few days missing. Now I check WRMI FB:

“WRMI Radio Miami International
Yesterday at 11:44 AM · [EDT? August 6]

Dear WRMI Listeners: Earlier this week we experienced a severe thunderstorm in the area of our transmitter site in Okeechobee (just after Hurricane Isaias passed by). Our power lines were affected by the storm. We did not lose power fortunately, but there was a power surge which blew out some lights in our building and also blew out some parts in our Transmitter #1 which operates on 7780 kHz. Our engineers have been working on this for a few days now and have replaced a number of components in the transmitter, but it still needs more work to get it back on the air. In the meantime, we are broadcasting all of our programs that are normally on 7780 kHz from 2000-0200 UTC on the alternate frequency of 15770 kHz. (This is another one of our regular frequencies.) Both of these frequencies are on antennas directed at 44 degrees. We will air these programs on 15770 kHz until we get the 7780 kHz transmitter back on the air, which we hope will be tomorrow Friday August 7.

We are very sorry for this situation, but our engineers are working as quickly as possible to get 7780 kHz back on the air. This transmitter is normally on the air 24 hours per day, seven days per week, and has been on this schedule for over a year now, so it really needs a bit of downtime for technical maintenance. Thanks for your understanding.“

“WRMI Radio Miami International
5 hrs · [ago as of 2340 UT Aug 7]

Good news! 7780 kHz is back on the air. Our engineers Don Frish and
Harry Robbins have been working on this for a few days now, and it’s
back in operation. Thanks for your patience everybody“

While I`m on disgraced FB, any other news from WRMI? Yes:

“WRMI Radio Miami International · July 14 ·
Longtime listeners to WYFR shortwave (the station that was here before WRMI took over in 2013) may remember Evelyn Marcy, who was for many years the assistant to Dan Elyea, the WYFR Station Manager. We are sorry to report that Evelyn passed away this morning due to complications from an operation. A number of Marcy family members have worked at WYFR and/or WRMI, including Evelyn’s husband Ed and her sons Scott and Todd. Scott currently works as a control room operator at WRMI. Below is a photo of Scott and Evelyn at one of our WRMI Christmas parties.“

https://www.facebook.com/wrmiradio/photos/pb.269268060386.-2207520000../10164133668905387/?type=3&theater (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. (7490v), UT Sat Aug 8 at 0000, WBCQ webcast starting `AAAWWW` with traditional version of “WTO“; interjecting that “its time to get nasty“. Starting topix are: radio matters: early history of ham and broadcasting 100+ years ago; the AT&T/Bell phone monopoly; 0022 lamenting living in a credit economy; 0023 call from Mr Mike in Massachusetts that the Near-Fest for October has been cancelled — hamfest in NH, I think, morphing into COVID-19 discussion past 0030. 0039 AW says they are “quadri-casting` on 7490, 6160, 5130 and 3265, so I check them on the Rockport, Maine remote and indeed they can all be heard well enough, so I listen on 3265 for a while till it cuts me off. Exact frequencies not measured. More phone calls: 0040 from Ramsey, not heard from in a long time; 0046 Kevin in Ohio, first-time caller but long-time listener; is a fan of Ken Durchinsky(?) the preacher just before on 7490 who thinx WINB is on 9625, and also of Hal Turner just after AAAWWW; 0050 from Tony who hopes A&A will appear at the next Winterfest, but Allan doubts it will take place; how many SW transmitters does WBCQ have? Six, which means there is only one extra when all are on the air. 0055 switches to email, Jason in Halifax who disses Bell Canada and CBC; Chris in Connecticut where the power is still out. Just a bit of time left for overt vote-for-Trump urge; quick prayer and JIP Turner 0100+ already underway.

I`m not making this up, as John Carver matches with his notes:

“Tonight’s show started on time on 5130, 6160 and 7490. They’re using the old version of WTO this evening. Allan and Angela in the studio opening with some very political comments and then going into stories about radio in the twenties and thirties. Then into talk of telephones. Difficult to get a good signal on any of the three frequencies this evening. Again an agitated Angela.

Phone call at 0022 from Mr. Mike to tell us that the fall Nearfest has been cancelled. After that Allan announced that they were also broadcasting on 3265. He also said that the superstation was working and airing the WLC programming.

Phone call at 0040 from Ramsey. Another phone call at 0046 from a gentleman thanking them for being on the air and stating how much he was enjoying the program. At 0050 a phone call from Tony Straka asking when they would next make an appearance at the Winterfest.

Reading of emails at 0055 and closing prayer at 0059. Program was off the air at 0100. John, Mid-North Indiana“ (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report despatched at 0124 UT August 8

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