** CUBA. 10715, Sept 3 at 2214, a few Spanish numbers alternating with digital blaaaps, spy number station as regularly scheduled but seldom noted here. EiBi shows 2154-2257 on days 1357 = M/W/F/Sun (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** OKLAHOMA. 12030, Sept 3 at 2210 UT, around here, very wideband distorted FM blob, but I make out a KOFM ID in passing, and then confirm the music is // my Enid local on 103.1, also at 2219. This is happening only with the Wellbrook loop antenna; gone when switching to internal shortwire. Previously I had 12030 FM spurblob here matching 11780 RNA Brasil which is also on now; that was just as certain then as KOFM source is now (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** SPAIN. 11940, Sept 3 at 2208, this SNR frequency for S America is still AWOL including during token English Friday semihour. 17855 to N America still holding up well, S9/+20, about Venice Film Festival. clips in Italian. 15520 is S2-S4 and modulating, about the same on 11670, all monitored direct.
[and non] At 2312, 15520 is off as scheduled, 11670 now occupied by S9+20 of dead air from CUBA, 11940 is still AWOL, but should remain until 0200* like 17855, the only one left (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** TURKEY. 9830, Sept 3 at 2213, VOT English to NAm is AWOL again today. Something`s always erroneous at Emirler (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2102 monitoring: confirmed Friday September 3 at 2030 on IRRS SW via Italia AM, Villa Estense, 918 kHz, VG S9+32 into nearby Noale SDR.
Also confirmed UT Sat Sept 4 at 0130 on WRMI 9395, VG S9+30 into Missouri SDR. Next:
1801 UT Saturday IRRS 7290-Bulgaria to WNW & X2=14580, 918-Italy
1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315; as late as 0430] 2000 UT Sunday IRRS 918-Italy
2230 UT Sunday WRMI 5950 to NE [new] 2230 UT Sunday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
0030 UT Monday WRMI 7730 to WNW
0300vUT Sunday WBCQ 6160v Area 51 to WSW
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW
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. (7489.9v), UT Sat Sept 4 at 0000, WBCQ webcast with `AAAWWW`; not even checking SW frequencies but Allan says they are only trimulcasting on 7490, 6160, 4790, as he couldn`t get 3265 to come on when he tried at 2345, unknown why it`s getting no AC, and no time to mess with it now, maybe a fuse blew?
The $245K plate amplifier tube from France has arrived. Continental will be coming next week to test it before installing in the SuperStition. The crate alone must have cost $1K. It was well packed with a tip indicator, which shows it was also carefully handled in shipping. Complains that can`t get people in to do antenna work no matter how much the pay. 2 megawatt Diesel generator has also needed maintenance for two years. Blames government for unemployment compensation. Electricity cost has doubled since WBCQ started in 1998, but airtime rates remain as then, not even raised for inflation; roughly $50/hour, should be $200+.
0022, caller from Toronto with news that CHML 820 in Hamilton has flipped to comedy format. [NO, 820 is CHAM; CHML is on 900! — gh]; discussing formats and whether there is really any demand for comedy; 0026 mulling future of AM & FM; noting that Switzerland is keeping FM a little longer until 2024 when everything goes DAB. 0033 caller from Durango CO, “Ravvashoe“? 0037 starts reading cold some items from new Free Radio Weekly just in, including mine about “Lode“ Radio, MRI classical and YHWH.
0039 Bill in Ohio interrupts as another caller. Points out that unlike most cars, the Toyota Prius has VG AM radio engineered so car computer noise itself is avoided. 0045 resumes FRW items. 0047 caller requests some music, “It`s a Beautiful World“ by Devo. This is not a music request show, but will make an exception and play that for him next week. 0053 stream craps out as usual at this exact time, why? I restart it. Don`t blame White people for slavery: everybody did it back in the day. 0058 prayer, and off by 0100 in time to hear Hal Turner theme. John Carver`s version:
“Tonight’s show started on time on 4790, 6160 and 7490. Allan and Angela in the studio. Allan went out to check why 3265 wouldn’t come up before the show started and said it wasn’t getting any AC power. Didn’t have time to tear into it then. The next talk was about a new tube that showed up at the station. I’m assuming it’s the new tube for the superstation but I’ve been fielding a lot of telephone calls this evening. They went on at length about how the tube was packed and how sturdy and high tech the crate was.
Phone call at 0022 from Canada talking about radio formats. Phone call at 0033 from a long time listener whose name I can’t spell. Reading of the new Free Radio Weekly began at 0038 and was interrupted a minute later by a phone call. Starts reading the Free Radio Weekly again at 0045 and a phone call at 0048 from Kracker. Into reading of the emails at 0051 and closing prayer at 0058 and off the air at 0100. John, Mid-North Indiana“ (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
UNIDENTIFIED. 6765-USB, Sept 3 at 2317, 5HF in contact with unheard 5IS; MARS net? Soon fuller ID as NN5HF, or is it NNN5HF? Then digital blaaps (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
This report dispatched at 0136 UT September 4