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Glenn Hauser logs October 30-31, 2020

** CANADA. 335-MCW kHz, Oct 30 at 0620 UT, my shortened and lowered unrepaired longwire still manages to inpull dash and YLD, which is 1000 watt ND beacon from Chapleau, Ontario.

Also 413-MCW kHz, Oct 30 at 0624, dash and YHD, 250 watts in Dryden, Ontario (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR) See also USA

** CUBA. 18135-USB, Oct 30 at 2014, CO8LY repeating his call fonetikaly, lima-yanqui — ooooh! over and over; at least I think it was the caller rather than the callee; and the only phone station on band, OPSOB.

“CO8LY Cuba flag Cuba, Eduardo Somoano Cremati, P.O. Box 104, Santiago de Cuba 90100, Cuba“ per QRZ.com but his QSL manager is in Spain, and he`s trying to raise real US$ money to pay for awards he has earned (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** MADAGASCAR. 17570, Oct 30 at 2016, VP S9-S6 talk in unknown language, 2028 open carrier, 2030* off. HFCC shows it`s AWR in Mos language, 250 kW at 295 degrees favorably USward. WRTH shows it is Mossi, where else, under UK page 496; EiBi readme.txt does not include either spelling in exhaustive language list! Wikipedia says it`s the same as Moore + various spellings, which is; almost 8 mega speak it in Burkina Faso and five nearby countries. And they are on the road to SD Adventism (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 4970-USB, Oct 31 at 0153, JBA pirate S3 into Rochester NY SDR, eerie music and narration, I guess a Hallowe`en story as pre-publicized by MARE to start at 0030 for some two hours from Radio Nova; did not get an ID for sure; fading down after 0203. More reports and SSTV here: https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,73574.0.html (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. 90.1, Oct 30 circa 1455 UT, still no signal except weak unmodulated carrier from classical KUCO, Edmond/OKC. Shortly restored my internet access, I can find why on http://www.kucofm.com

“KUCO EMERGENCY STATEMENT 10/30/20 UPDATE

Listener supporters and friends, KUCO 90.1 continues to be off in central Oklahoma, the outage including our internet stream. It’s a fiber optic cable problem and we await restoration from Cox. It’s how we send our signal STL back to the tower from our new location in downtown OKC. The fiber optic is our only option at this time.

Cox Business Ice Storm Outage Update

The Cox Business commercial technical support team is presently working to restore operations to affected areas of the ice storm. They are responding to critical medical and public safety restoration priorities and then additional commercial service impacts. Service outages are primarily due to power outages and ice damage. For power related outages, Cox follows the local energy provider in its recovery as it enters damaged areas once the energy company as declared it safe of power hazards.

We are currently offering our overnight WCPE service via 91.9 KBCW in McAlester and 95.9 KCSC in Woodward. We will keep you posted. Hosts stand ready to go back on the air immediately and we will have our weekend programming running for all three listening areas as well. Thank you for your patience and understanding.“ (Glenn Hauser, Enid, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. 332-MCW kHz, Oct 30 at 0621, ND beacon IC, 40 watts from Wichita – Picnic, Kansas [both with IC in them!], which I had not heard in weeks and feared off the air. Even now it`s JBA under dash and QT, 1000 watts from Thunder Bay, Ontario, which had been the only 332 to be heard among many (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 11720, Fri Oct 30 at 2050, big carrier already from VOA Grimesland, 2059 sign-on, 2100 news by caster working remotely but including an AP axuality; 2105 `Music Time in Africa`, as I commemorate our renewed B-season bigsig access to it weekly off the back from `Greenville`. It`s my napping hour, so despite the lively music I doze in and out. Hyper Heather Maxwell spends too much time chatting with musicians rather than just playing their music; and also disrespects music by talking over it; source countries include Mozambique, Rhodesia, Angola. Also plays old stuff from previous hostess Rita Rochelle. Mid break mentions MTIA airtimes lacking this one; and HHM`s outro as usual ignores it too, just: “Live“ Saturday and Sunday 1505 and 2005; also on SW Friday 0905, S&S 0905, 1505, 2005 and “2205-hundred“. 2200 cut to Yankee Doodle sign-off but carrier stays on a while (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2058 monitoring: I was finally able to upload it to website and stations after 17 UT Oct 30 when my internet access was at last restored by Suddenlink after some 49 hours.

WOR 2058 is available as of 1727 UT Friday October 30
(mp3 stream) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2058.m3u
(mp3 download) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2058.mp3

[there was a delay because of 49-hour internet outage here; meanwhile was availablized by e-mail attachments]

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

WORLD OF RADIO 2058 contents: Antarctica, AUstralia, Bangladesh, Bougainville, Brasil, China, Germany, Guinea, India, Iran and non, Japan and non, Korea North & South and non, Madagascar, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Sweden, Taiwan, USA, Vanuatu, Venezuela; and the propagation outlook

Confirmed UT Sat Oct 31 at 0130 on WRMI 7780, S9/+15 at UTwente. Next:

1130 UT Saturday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
1300 UT Saturday WRMI 15770 to NE
1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
2300 UT Saturday WRMI 7780 to NE
0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315; as late as 0400] 0030 UT Monday WRMI 7730 to WNW
0130 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE, 5800 to SSE
0400vUT Monday WBCQ 6160v Area 61 to WSW [timeshift] 0430 UT Monday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE [timeshift] 1900vUT Monday IRRS 7290 Bulgaria to WNW, 594-Italy [timeshift] 0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
0330 UT Tuesday WRMI 5800 to SSE
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW [timeshift] 2300 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 to SSE [timeshift] 0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

Note: some other WRMI times may shift from Nov 2, not yet confirmed

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

Thanks this week for financial support from ionospheric researcher Dr Phil Erickson, to along with a contribution via PayPal to woradio at yahoo.com says:

“Dear Mr. Hauser – thanks for decades of faithful work on Review of International Broadcasting, World of Radio, and more. I first received RIB in upstate NY in 1977 and have admired your work ever since. Keeping up now with WOR through groups.io. Good DX, always. — Phil Erickson, Clinton, MA, USA (de W1PJE)“

Contributions via PayPal not necessarily in US funds.

One may also contribute via money order or check in US funds on a US bank to Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. (6160v), UT Sat Oct 31, WBCQ webcast with `AAAWWW`. Starts taking about following the live Youtubecast last Saturday morning of the SAQ Alexanderson Alternator from Sweden, which I also reported about. 0012 says on 7490 and 6160 tonight. 0030 about how in early broadcasting, carbon mikes were hooked directly into transmitters, or something like that; rest of show mostly politix about YKW (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** VENEZUELA. 6905.93-RCUSB, Oct 31 at 0342, ROCV only a trace to the ear and thinnest of lines on the TWR Bonaire SDR waterfall. Leonardo Santiago in Venezuela meanwhile sends me this info:

“Hi Glenn, On the 29th of October I was listening to this new Venezuelan radio station here in Mérida on 6.906 kHz about 21.30 to 22.15 UTC. They were broadcasting tropical music at most and airing some IDs and contact information from time to time.

You can e-mail them to: rocv6906(at)gmail(dot)com

They also announced a couple of phone numbers which I guess work to contact them via WhatsApp. I have recorded one of the IDs, so when I listen to that I will send you both numbers for you and those who want to contact ROCV via WhatsApp/phone as well.

I have also contacted Mr. Gregorio “Kina” who is in charge of ROCV facilities and asked him if they will verify reception reports with QSL cards. He just replied by saying “send your report to our gmail account for confirmation”, so I still don’t know what kind of confirmation he has referred to if QSL card, eQSL or kind of simple e-mail verification. 73s, Leonardo Santiago, Mérida, Venezuela.“

[later:] “Hi Glenn. As promised, here you have full contact information for Radio Onda Corta Venezuela, ROCV, as announced by themselves on their broadcasts:

You can e-mail them to: rocv6906(at)gmail(dot)com
Phone numbers: +58-424-8528414 and +58-416-3215947

I have just e-mail them my reception report this morning, so I will inform any news as they reply. Best regards, Leonardo Santiago, Mérida, Venezuela“ — Tnx, Leonardo (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0503 UT October 31

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