** CUBA. 5990, August 2 at 0600 tune-in RHC, just in time to hear theme music before cutoff 0601*. I suppose on wrong frequency all evening instead of 6000, not checked earlier. Hansjoerg Biener, Germany had 5990 at 0305 and Ivo Ivanov, Bulgaria also noted 5990 until 0601*. Then I found 6060 still on with humbuzz and 6165 OK. Something`s always wrong at RHC.
5990 is only for CRI relay until 0100; but 6000 is normally on before 0100 so not same transmitter. Wolfgang Bueschel suggests the Quivicán operator may have been drunk on rum and failed to carry out the necessary switching. August 2 at 2320, both 5990 and 6000 are on (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** OKLAHOMA. 93.9, August 2 at 1759 UT, KIMY Watonga is *still* open carrier, dead air, as first noted July 30, so now into its fourth day. Have not monitored 24/7 of course, but whenever I have it has been dead. Amazing.
95.1, Aug 2 at 1800 UT, also still an open carrier here but much weaker than 93.9, QRMing OK/KS stations fading in and out, thought to be an abandoned lowpower transmitter circa Enid (Glenn Hauser, Enid, WOR)
** OKLAHOMA [and non]. 96.9, August 2 at 1801 UT, KQOB is OFF! Licensed to Enid but funxioning as an OKC station since it moved site halfway there to a field west of Crescent to grow a tall tower. For a while it was “Bob“ but now it`s “Alice“ — could there have been a change in its target demographic? But would females or males prefer or not the opposite sex in a radio station?? Opposite? I mean, “another“. I know a trans person named Alice.
FCC FM Query shows it was KNID until 2000, but IIRC before then it was the original KCRC-FM on 96.9. KNID calls wound up on 107.1 in “North“ Enid. Yes, FCC history cards at
https://licensing.fcc.gov/cgi-bin/prod/cdbs/forms/prod/getimportletter_exh.cgi?import_letter_id=73370 show KCRC-FM was first licensed in 1972y after 6 years of CPs.
“Bob“ branding is not exactly original; WTFDA hits 55 such stations in the USA, predominantly “adult hits“ format, but also “variety hits“ and a smattering of others, country, rock or even talk; as for “Alice“, only 11, almost all of them “Hot AC“ format: what a coincidence.
KQOB still off all afternoon, such as 2240, 2344 UT chex Aug 2. First time I can ever recall it absent. As soon as I found the hole, I perched on it as I was bandscanning due to a 100 MHz Es patch to the NW, but no DX.
Unless: fade-in like Es at 1828, ad for Shriver Auxion Services. Can`t be certain of Shriver/Shreiber? spelling but respelling Auxion conventionally I get two hits: Winchester OH and — Pittsburg KS. Of course it`s just my second-closest 96.9, KKOW which is normally totally blocked by KQOB: KKOW 96.9 PITTSBURG KS COUNTRY 96.9 THE KOW 100.0 100.0 278.0 278.0 37-18-44 94-48-58 2BEA THE KOW – per WTFDA DB; and there is no likely Ohio station around Winchester (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** U K. The 2021 Prom Concert season is underway; BBC America TV news had a feature about how happy patrons are to have Royal Albert Hall back in business; and the orchestra is socially distanced on an expanded stage. First searching leads to Prom concerts on BBC TV in the UK, with playlinx — but they are geoblocked! outside the UK. However, the audio is what counts, and the concerts as on BBC Radio Three are not blocked. They are each available on demand for 30 days only starting July 30: BBC Sounds – BBC Proms – Available Episodes https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/brand/b007v097 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2097 monitoring: Dr Hansjoerg Biener, Germany, tells me: “WOR confirmed: 210801 5950 0055 0108 USA WRMI, E, World of Radio 25443 HjBi“
“Hj, Tnx, that is certainly news to me. Was it before or after 0100? I guess at 0030+ since System L has no entry for 8:30 pm Saturday after Wavescan at 8:00 or before TRSW at 9:00 [EDT], Glenn“
“I do think I recognized your voice although it was in the middle of our second night half. The items concerned US local broadcasting which were of no concern to me.“ — HjB
I had thought “0108“ was a second log time rather than the date repeated in reverse numerical form. So there is a `secret` WOR time on WRMI, 0030 UT Sunday 5950. There may be others: if you run across one, do let me know!
Also confirmed UT Monday August 2 at 0030 on WRMI 7730, VG S9+20.
Also confirmed UT Mon Aug 2 at 0130 on WRN webcast to North America.
Also confirmed UT Mon Aug 2 at 0230 on WRMIs: 7780 S8-S4 vs high storm noise level. 5800 almost blocked by local blob here; but VG S9+5/15 into Bonaire SDR, and no squeal.
Not confirmed UT Mon Aug 2 at 0300 on Area 51 via WBCQ, 6159.900, rather music fill; and off at 0339 check instead of back to BS. Next:
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. 15555-USB, August 1 at 2127, rare appearance for me of WJHR, emphatic to put it politely, gospel-huxter JBA at S1-S2 from glorified low-power ham station in Milton FL, pretending to be 50 kW SWBC. It`s Sunday but activity appears to be on random days.
Comparing to other 19m stations at same time: 15770 WRMI best, 15825 WWCR, 15370 Cuba and not much else; 15610 WEWN absent, surely off if nearby WJHR be propagating (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** U S A. Re the History Channel program about Philo T. Farnsworth, inventor of television, Tom Roberts replies:
“Dear Glenn, Hope everything is going well in Oklahoma. In Idaho, we have had at least 45 days of over 100 degree temperatures.
Some DX programs have been talking about the pioneers of television found on the History Channel. The very best one I have seen on Philo Farnsworth is on American Experience, parts one and two on Youtube. In my heart of hearts I believe this wonderful visionary never got the credit he deserved. With RCA’s Sarnoff’s deceitful history, he never said that due to Farnsworth’s CRT, they had television in Britain and Germany, as you know, in 1936 from the experiments begun in the US by Farnsworth.
If you feel this information presented by American Experience is helpful, please pass it on. It is much more in depth story of Farnsworth than the History Channel.
Thank you Glenn for all you do for shortwave listeners and Ham operators. Love and Peace, Tom“
`American Experience` is a PBS series, so I looked for it first there, but unfound; at YouTube there are lots of Farnsworth audiovideos, but haven`t found the AmEx one there either. Exact direct link? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
This report dispatched at 0013 UT August 3