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Glenn Hauser logs September 13-14, 2020

** BRAZIL. 4985, Sept 14 at 0621, S6-S9 music, presumed R. Brasil Central, in the clear as RTTY is off! Ivo Ivanov also reports it tonight at 0800 & 0900 via Brasilia SDR as “reactivated“. Was it really ever unactivated? Normally totally blocked here by RTTY from NSS. EiBi shows both as 24 hours. Checked 11815v for RBC but nothing there, maybe off and not only not propagable (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** COLOMBIA. 4940-, Sept 14 at 0346, new anonymous missionary station is VP S5-S6 even at Bonaire which in AMSynch now shows carrier -5.4 Hz. Last check direct here at 0623 finds S8-S9 of talk and music, but not enough vs noise level. In the WOR iog, Lúcio Otávio Bobrowiec in Embu, SP, Brasil was hearing it even later, 0600-0808 mostly with Spanish sermons being translated to English, and never any IDs even at hourtops. Earlier log from me was English to Spanish — sure about that? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 6145, UT Mon Sept 14 at 0616, RHC English with Arnie wrapping up `DXers Unlimited` until 0618.5, then `Ed Newman` with Mailbag Show. Ed make it sound so normal to be living in a Commie dictatorship! 6145 is S8-S9 with good modulation, while 6100 is S9+20 but undermodulated, suptorted. 5040 and 6000 are off already. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 8502-USB, Sept 14 at 0315, NMG USCG New Orleans. Mark Sills, Dallas, reminds us of marine weather on 8502 and 4316 – the unflappable robot despite hurricane bearing down. Before 0400 I`m getting 8502-USB fairly via Bonaire SDR I happen to have up, but there are probably better ways to hear them; 4316-USB not heard. Don`t expect any breaking news of hurricane hits. EiBi shows nominal schedule:

8502 0330-0405 USA NMG USCG New Orleans E NAm nm
8502 0515-0550 USA NMG USCG New Orleans E NAm nm
8502 0930-1005 USA NMG USCG New Orleans E NAm nm
8502 1115-1150 USA NMG USCG New Orleans E NAm nm
8502 1530-1605 USA NMG USCG New Orleans E NAm nm
8502 1715-1750 USA NMG USCG New Orleans E NAm nm
8502 2130-2245 USA NMG USCG New Orleans E NAm nm
8502 2315-2350 USA NMG USCG New Orleans E NAm nm

Similar sked on 12788, and in between the voiceblox are lengthier fax transmissions centered 1.9 kHz higher (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. World of Radio 2051 monitoring: missed checking UT Mon Sept 14 at 0030 on WRMI 7730; anyone hear it?

Confirmed UT Mon Sept 14 at 0130 on WRMI 7780, S8-S9 at UTwente. Also
WRN webcast.

Also confirmed UT Mon Sept 14 at 0230, VG on WRMI 7780 via UTwente; and also VG on 5800 via some closer SDR, Rochester?

Also confirmed UT Mon Sept 14 starting late on Area 51 webcast, from 0308.8, after some Mantovani music and closing by a monthly DJ whose name I did not catch; while WBCQ 5130 achieves only a JBA carrier into Rochester, likely less here; and no signal on 6159.9. Meanwhile Larry will explained:

“Hi Glenn, American Debauchery with Duane Bruce ran a little late tonight, so WOR will be on about 7 or 8 minutes late on 5130. Hope you like the good music from Frederick Moe on “Herman’s Radio and Record Room,” nominally 0230 UTC, but delayed tonight because of Debauchery’s over-run. Cheers, Lw“

“Next week, 6159.9 still planned, right? Glenn“

“Yes, we are planning to complete the switchover to 6159.9 on September 19. There are two shows on 5130 that aren’t produced here that will be displaced – one is probably going to move to an open time slot on 7490, the other’s fate is not determined yet. I hope to have an updated schedule completed by mid-week and I’ll post a note to the WOR list when it’s done. Also, 5130 is poor to fair here and very noisy at this time. It’s definitely on the air but propagation isn’t happy tonight. Lw“

Also confirmed UT Mon Sept 14 at 0330 on WRMI 9955, S6-S8 at Pardinho SDR, Brasil.

Also confirmed Mon Sept 14 from 1800:54 on IRRS, 7290 BULGARIA, S9+30 via UTwente, and apparently intact until 1829:54 as my final words are not! cut off but Feature Story News opening is upcut. Earlier monitoring of 7290: 1753 JBA carrier from algo; *1757:10 cut-on strong open carrier; 1758:49 JIP rock music; 1759:53 IRRS ID, offering numbered QSL for reports to P O Box 10-980, N-20110 Milano, Italy; contrary to web info from IRRS that they are no longer accepting postal mail! 1800:27 FSN headlines, always only 3 quickies before WOR start. Again this week no 7291 warble, hope gone for good, but always annoying inevitable splash from 7280 Vietnam and 7290 Iran; the latter should be off after 1820. Next:

0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
0330 UT Tuesday WRMI 5800 NEW to SSE
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 Robert W Gruska, Glendale NY, who has been contributing periodically since at least 2009; a PMO to Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702; if by check please in US funds on a US bank.

Financial support may alternatively be sent via PayPal to woradio at yahoo.com – not necessarily US funds as PP will convert (Glenn Hauser, OK WOR)

** U S A. 5085, Sept 14 at 0620, WTWW-2 is still on, S9+10 weaker than usual and modulation much weaker, JBM. It`s really ailing; hasn`t Ted noticed? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. Quick minor DX-pedition north of Enid on US 81/64/60 parked near Craig Road intersexion just south of the T, Sunday September 13 at 2148-2201 UT on caradio:

1130, at 2148 no signal or at least no modulation from KLEY Wellington KS, just some ACI splash, and a JBA fast SAH between two stations, one of them presumably KWKH Shreveport remnant. [1130 checked next day Sept 14 at 1905 UT, groundwave scarcely a semihour after local mean noon, on bigrigs at HQ, no S9 open carrier any more, but some JBA carrier too weak to DF, possibly KLEY on exciter or 1-watt night power]

620, at 2150 and still 2201, dead air from Spanish gospel huxter KTNO Plano (Metroplex) TX.

1350, at 2153, JBA mix of talk and CW music making fast SAH; normally an open daytime channel in Enid; both Okies a little too far for groundwave, 180-watt KPNS Duncan and 1000-watt KTLQ Tahlequah; also possible 500-watt KMAN Manhattan KS. KTLQ in Cherokee Country is the C&W one.

970, at 2154, 2500-watt KCFO Tulsa gospel huxter surprisingly strong here; inside Enid blocked by local 960 KGWA. KCFO has a minor lobe to its NW, so now we are closer into it.

1370, at 2155, still no trace of alleged KGNO Dodge City KS.

1460, at 2155, KZUE El Reno OK Mexmx has a fast SAH from another station. It`s early, 2 hours and 46 minutes before LSS at 0041 but skywave seems to be starting up on topend. Closests are KKOY Chanute KS, and KCLE Burleson TX.

1510, at 2156, ESPN Radio, ads, 2158-2159 fade out/in as skywave, back in time for KCTE Kansas City ID, i.e. Independence MO. With 132/minute SAH from algo = 2.2 Hz. Definitely skywave as KC/MO does not make it here on groundwave above 1.1 MHz (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** VIETNAM. The 1600 VOV English broadcast is still running, checked via UTwente Sept 14 at 1619, VG on 9729.952v and 7279.999+, also audible on much weaker 7219.999+ 73, (Glenn Hauser, Sept 14, WOR iog)

This report dispatched at 2040 UT September 14

 

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