** ANTARCTICA. 15475.98-RCUSB, Sat July 31 at 1505, no LRA36 signals into the three Brasilian KiwiSDRs active, Pardinho, Campo and São Luiz. Nor was it on last Saturday, so only on Wednesdays now? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** CHINA. CNR1 jammers: 12880, July 31 at 1358 and only 12500, S7-S8 with flutter (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** CUBA. 13740, August 1 at 0105, RHC Spanish happens to be on and S9+30. That reminds me, someone recently reported RHC on 27480 but did not realize it was second harmonic of 13740; but I haven`t been able to find that report again. I`ve yet to hear 27480 myself, but worth keeping checking when there is some sporadic E at least to 28 MHz; also other Cubans on 27400 and 27300 when the resp. fundamentals radiate (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** CUBA. 12000, August 1 at 0114, RHC with YL in thin English [thinglish?], quite readable but less than the S9+30 signal on 6000 fundamental. Yet only a JBA carrier on 12330 = 2 x 6165. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** GERMANY. 9670, August 1 at 0110, rock at S8-S9. Must be one of those Channel 292 tests, for N America? Schedule grid at https://www.channel292.de/schedule-9670-khz/ shows nothing special, just “worldwide“ at 00-02 UT Aug 1 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** GREECE. 9420, Sat July 31 at 0542, VOG is on at S5-S8. Eric Fetters-Walp in Washington had noted it missing at 0240. Ron Howard says they were back on by 0436. We expect them to be silent early UT Mondays, but not Saturdays. Alan Holder explains:
“They may have been off earlier due to a technical problem with the transmitter or maybe even the power supply from the Grid was interrupted.
Sign on time is supposed to be 1800, but times are very erratic. On some days they are on just after 1730; the latest I have heard them sign on is 1915.
After the close of the usual religious service (theia lietourgia) early on Sunday mornings, there is no broadcast on Sunday evenings and 9420 is never back on until 1800 on Monday.
I have often wondered why this should be – is the transmitter engineer deeply religious and attending church services on Sundays? No – the answer is most likely the fact that under Greek labour laws, anyone working on Sundays is entitled to their normal wage + 25%. Overnight working on Sundays means they receive 75% on top of their regular salary.
I imagine that ERT is operating the short wave service on a very tight budget and that they are not prepared to pay any extra to their employee at this station for Sunday working. Alan Holder, G4ZBH, Isle of Wight, U.K.“ (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** NORTH AMERICA. 6950-USB, August 1 at 0104, rock music vs heavy storm noise from next county, Grant. I leave it to lots of IDs here as Radio Free What-ever: https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,84523.0.html (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** OKLAHOMA. 93.9, July 31 at 1741, still 1900 and later, dead air in stereo from KIMY Watonga instead of gospel-huztering; like yesterday. Hello, is anyone there? Please turn off not only the modulation but the transmitter as I am hunting for sporadic E DX, unsuccessfully (Glenn Hauser, Enid, WOR)
** OKLAHOMA [non?}. 96.5, July 31 at 1744 UT there`s a chance of sporadic E MUFing into FM, so bandscanning on caradio, but `open` channels are choppy with fringe signals fading in and out thru the 100-degree groundwave atmosphere. On 96.5 at least besides the two Okies, I barely hear bits of Spanish music, and at 1747 YL in Spanish. However, another momentary peak at 1902 in Spanish seems to mention Oclajoma. KECO Elk City is certainly not SS but possibly could run some ads in Spanish, which is the Second Language in OK, by 7.3% of the population. And I do find some search hits combining Spanish with Elk City, but not directly with that station in CiudAnte (Glenn Hauser, Enid, WOR)
** OKLAHOMA. RF 27, KFOR-TV OKC has a human-interest series completing 30 years on the air, “Is This a Great State or What?“, by Galen Culver. Here`s the anniversary show which leads to many more, each only a few minutes long: https://kfor.com/video/great-state-at-30-how-we-got-here-and-there/6853856/ Year 31 starts August 2 (Glenn Hauser, Enid, WOR)
** U S A [and non]. This should discourage me from trying to utter a YouTube URL again: “CHET-NUN. 2021 Summer Subject: Edit needed for WOR 2097 at 14:00m Dear GH, About 14:00m into wor2097.mp3 is a error in the youtube URL on the Canada catch of the Nicaragua TV signal. 0gNiN should read 0gNiu See you, Hawkshare. Sent from EarthLink Mobile mail“
It`s too inconvenient to edit at this point but will correct it on next program. So the full correct link is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0gNiuovOKI At least I could differentiate oval zero from circular oh in this font.
WORLD OF RADIO 2097 monitoring: confirmed Sat July 31 at 1618 the 1600 on WRN webcast to N America; and also on satellite.
Also confirmed Sat July 31 at 1800+ on IRRS via AM Italia 918 kHz, Granze, S9+32 into nearby Noale SDR; and 6 seconds later on IRRS 7290 kHz via Bulgaria, good into UTwente. As usual, 918 chopped off previous talk program before 1759 for IRRS` Aïda theme; 7290 went from open carrier except for warble on USB side, to join Aïda in progress about a minute later; very brief ID, pause and then WOR on both.
Also confirmed Sat July 31 at 1956, about halfway into so started circa 1942 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, S9+8 into nearby KB0FX SDR.
Also confirmed Sat July 31 at 2000 on WRMI 15770, S5-S6 into UTwente, S9+15/20 into Maryland SDR; followed SMTV until 1959.5 cut to WRMI ID.
Also confirmed UT Sun August 1 at 0325 on WA0RCR, MO, 1860-AM, direct but buried in high storm noise level, about 8 minutes into so started circa 0317. Next:
2000 UT Sunday IRRS 918-Italy
2200vUT Sunday WBCQ 6160v Area 51 to WSW [last week: 0300 Mon] 2230 UT Sunday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
0030 UT Monday WRMI 7730 to WNW
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE, 5800 to SSE
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW [off air last week] 2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S
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** U S A. 5950, Sat July 31 at 2300, after an hour of `Encore`, WRMI starts `Blues Radio International`, more good but quite different music — but shortly cuts over to the `UFO Show`, almost like a manual override of an automation error. Either that or the error programmed in. July 1 skedgrid shows the latter now as its only time, while BRI allegedly has three others (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** U S A. (5085), UT Sun August 1 at 0025, WTWW-2 webcast has just started $tereo organ music on TOUTA. There is no such thing as accurate scheduling, start time varying widely. Bob Heil is playing other thorganists he admires and explains who taught whom. Abruptly over at 0053, gotta get right back to *real* music: rock!! (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
This report dispatched at 0451 UT August 1