** CUBA. 6060, July 28 at 0610, RHC English S9 but undermodulated also vs high storm noise level; 6165 is S9+20 but just barely modulated; but 6100 is well-modulated S9+20/30. 5040 is off. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** CUBA. 15140, July 28 at 1509, RHC Spanish, S9/+10, just barely modulated but what I can hear is also distorted. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** UKRAINE [non]. 7730, July 28 at 0500, I miss checking UR1 via WRMI for `Ukraine: Security Issue`; instead know we can hear it here: http://ukr.radio/images/ckeditor/files/files/ENG_NEWS_27_07_22.mp3
Of 7+ minutes for day 157 of the war, including: four strikes on Russian strongholds in Kherson region; optimistic Kherson city will be liberated; new weapons arriving helpful, but not enough; more than 25 megatons of grain now expected to be delivered; American banks to be charged for continuing to do business with Russia.
Or, after going thru a few steps from: http://www.nrcu.gov.ua/ua_security_issue where it says, and also available in up to 7 other languages: “Actual news about the russian-Ukrainian war. Every day, Ukrainian Radio prepares a digest of the most important news about the russian-Ukrainian war in the format of short podcast. We offer only reliable information from confirmed sources: reports on the course of the war, coverages from cities attacked by russia, as well as news about life in the home front regions of Ukraine. If you want to be aware of the situation in Ukraine, but do not have time to read the news all day – the “Ukraine: security issue” is for you.“
As for missing from usual 0500 UT start, the night before, Richard Langley says, “Based on my recording of the relay of UR1 by Radio Baltic Waves International using the U. Twente SDR receiver, “Ukraine: security issue” began at 0021 UTC on 27 July. Usually starts near the top of the hour, but sometimes not“ (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2148 monitoring: “From: Richard Lemke, St. Albert, Alberta, Canada, the desk of Richard’s listening Post, Radio: JRC NRD-535 HF, Antenna: random long wires in the trees, Dear Glenn: World of Radio, monitoring and confirming the latest for #2148, shorter week family concerns and Summer laziness, WRMI: 9395, 0030, 0044, 0058 (45343), 0059, July 28 UTC [Thu] 9395, train sounds, 0130, 0144, 0158 (45433), 0158, July 28 UTC [Thu] (Lemke, Richard -AB) Good listening, Richard, July 28, 2022“
Also confirmed UT Thu July 28 at 0030 on WRMI 9395, S7/9+10 into Maryland SDR.
Also confirmed UT Thu July 28 at 0146 the 0130 on WRMI 9395, S8/9+10 direct; and 5010 on but unreadable vs high storm noise level.
New WOR 2149 should be ready for first broadcasts by 0130 UT Friday July 29 on WRMIs 5850, 7730 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** U S A. 9455, July 28 at 1511, this WRMI is back on, S9 but undermodulated with TOMBS. Much louder on // 9395 & 9955 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** U S A. 9330, July 28 at 1510, no signal at all from WLCR on WBCQ, so I can`t measure how inaccurate the frequency be. Not a twit from Allan Weiner since he last implied it was on, July 26. What`s the matter now? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** U S A. 5935, July 28 at 0605, Dead Gene Scott on WWCR has crosstalk from another unID program, but stops or suspends in a few minutes. Checking the other frequency, 4840: TOMBS with continuing crosstalk = double audio feed; not DGS but seems political? I make sure it`s not overload from my locals KCRC/KZLS.
This problem has been ruining WWCR for a while, reported by others. Obviously WWCR staff can`t even stand to listen to, let alone spot-check monitor, their own gospel/political huxters:
“5890 Jul 28 0240 Mix of several voices. It doesn’t seem to come from different transmission. Trouble at WWCR Studios? Broadcasting returned to normal at 0302 with only one program being broadcast on the frequency. 73 Jorge Freitas. Feira de Santana, Bahia 12°14´S 38°58´W – Brasil, Tecsun PL-660, XHDATA, Antenna Delta Loop and LW 20 meters“
Ron Howard: “Thanks, Jorge, for the alert! July 28, heard WWCR (4840), randomly from 0602-0831 UT. Double audio feed the whole time; one with Brother Stair and the other the “Power Hour” program; at times both about equal strength.
Heard two audio feeds for somewhat less than a week before the problem was fixed. Ron (California) – posted to WOR iog on July 6:
“BTW – Very unique WWCR (4840) reception today from 0705 to 0930 UT; double audio feeds; one with Brother Stair and the other UNID, in English.” Ron, California“
Ivo Ivanov, Bulgaria: “Also double audio feed on 3215 WWCR-1 until 0500 UT this morning, one with Brother Stair and second is the other gospel huxter“ — after which 3215 & 5890 close down weekdays (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** U S A. 15555-USB, July 28 at 1508, no signal from WJHR — nor have I run across this memorial to another dead gospel huxter in quite some time in random bandscans. Wonder if on air at all anymore. When did anyone last log it? Never has been anywhere near licensed 50 kW power, and at awkward distance may not propagate unless sporadic-E boosted (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** U S A. (101.1 FM), July 28 circa 1530 UT, on KSFR Santa Fe NM webcast, DJ Susan Ohari mentions that their main transmitter was hit by lightning about 4 am [10 UT], so is now on alternative transmitter reducing/changing coverage. But stream continues. I always try to listen to her `Beyond Borders` world music show Thursdays at 1505-1800 UT. Don`t be put off by her halting style of speaking: she plays some great music!
coverage map shows site is just west of Los Álamos, so that SF itself is barely within the `local` contour, while the `fringe` contour goes right thru Albuquerque. Taos is on the outskirts oppositely.
Pattern is slightly direxional skewed to favor SF to the ESE. https://radio-locator.com/cgi-bin/pat?call=KSFR&service=FM
But FCC FM Query shows a different pattern, circular except pulled in at 190 degrees SSW to only 49%, disfavoring ABQ, and also reduced from 160 to 220 degrees.
City of License, however, as always in legal IDs, is White Rock, which
is between SF and LA. Radio-Locator.com shows:
“Effective Radiated Power 2900 Watts
Height above Avg. Terrain 538 meters (1765 feet)
Height above Ground Level 50 meters (164 feet)
Height above Sea Level 3092 meters (10144 feet)
Antenna Pattern Directional
Transmitter Location 35° 53′ 09″ N, 106° 23′ 15″ W“
But their aux facility is at FCC FM Query:
“35° 40′ 43.10″ N Latitude
105° 59′ 29.50″ W Longitude (NAD 83)
Use NAD83 for FM filings in LMS. 35.678639 -105.991528
Previous NAD27 coordinates: 35° 40′ 43″ 105° 59′ 27.5″
Polarization: Horizontal Vertical
Effective Radiated Power (ERP): 3. 3. kW ERP
Antenna radiation center Height Above Average Terrain: 20. 20. meters
Antenna radiation Center Height Above Mean Sea Level: 2142. 2142. m
Antenna radiation center Height Above Ground Level: 52.3 52.3 meters
Map for that shows location just west of SF, such that SF and WR are within only contour shown, 60 dBu but not LA. Maybe that was location when it was on original 90.7; later swapped with a gospel huxter evidently to their mutual advantage. History about:
“7/31/2007: KSFR starts to simulcast from transmitters on West Alameda (90.7 MHz) and Pajarito Mountain (101.1 MHz). 8/6/2008: KSFR’s simulcast ends and it starts broadcasting exclusively from Pajarito Mtn. on 101.1 MHz“
1608, says power is back to main transmitter (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** VANUATU. 7260, July 28 at 0612, JBA carrier, maybe R. Vanuatu? Soon disappears so probably not, rather a ham. RV has been AWOL from all known frequencies (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
This report despatched at 1829 UT July 28