Hard-Core-DX.com: Glenn Hauser logs January 29-30, 2021

Glenn Hauser logs January 29-30, 2021

Saturday, January 30 2021

** ALBANIA [non]. See USA: WRMI 5850

** CHINA. 11520, Jan 29 at 2348-2350, JBA algo, suspected CNR1 jammer,
so look for more below: 11170 S1 in Chinese? 11150 two? JBA carriers
slightly apart; 10820 fluttery. 11520 chex as vs RFA Tinian; 11170 &
11150 & 10820 vs Sound of Hope, all per Aoki/NDXC (Glenn Hauser, OK,

** CUBA. 11820, Jan 30 at 0332, no signal from CRI relay harmonic 2 x
5910, which is S9+30/40. I keep checking for a reprise of the bigsig
it achieved four nights ago but not since; operational or
propagational? Latter continues poor with lower MUFs as 11850 is also
inaudible if on, and 11670 is a JBA carrier; it seems 11760 is always
off before now, which BTW briefly jumped to 11755 per Harold Sellers,
Jan 29 at 2132. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK,

** CZECHIA [non]. See USA; WRMI 5850

** NORTH AMERICA. 4060-USB, Jan 30 at 0303, weak S6-S7 pirate with
ballad, still at 0330 but off by 0342. These logs say it`s Bread and
Puppet Radio International, another Zekey thing, altho no later than
0250; and as usual those further east reporting much better signals:
No pirate activity heard on 42 mb, but there`s more on 74 (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 4030-AM, Jan 30 at 0305, weak music S6-S8, still
0330 and JBA past 0342. A few reports here say Ball Smacker Radio:
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SLOVAKIA [non]. See USA: WRMI 5850

** TURKEY. 5960, Jan 30 at 0002, VOT is still on opening German at
S9/+10 direct, having failed to turn off by 2355 after English. Still
going at 0023 when I tune via KB0FX remote in MO, also S9/+10 and
finally turns off during music at 0036*. Should this recur 24 hours
later, another collision with The Mighty KBC. Jim Leppard, PTSW iog,
had wondered if I had anything to report about Romania or Turkey? No
and yes. Something`s always erroneous at Emirler (Glenn Hauser, OK,

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2071 monitoring, next:
1300 UT Saturday WRMI 15770 to NE
2030vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
2230 UT Saturday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
2300 UT Saturday WRMI 7780 to NE
0400vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0415; as late as 0500]
2300vUT Sunday WBCQ 6160v Area 51 to WSW
0030 UT Monday WRMI 7730 to WNW
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE, 5800 to SSE
1901 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Bulgaria to WNW, 594-Italy
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
2300 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S

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** U S A. 5850, Jan 29 at 2300, R. Tirana via WRMI is marred by loud
squeaking intermittently. It gets worse and worse and continues into
R. Prague after 2330, so at 2334 I notify WRMI:

``Urgent --- 5850 squeaking! Since 2300 trying to listen to Tirana on
5850, heavy squeaking interrupting, getting worse. I thought it was a
their problem. But it`s still happening after 2330 with Prague relay
so it must be your problem. I think it stopped briefly during the ID
up to 2330.``

And at 0048: ``It was still there after 2330 but abating. Did not
listen continuously. After 0003 Jan 30 in Slovak it was gone. I`m
rather sure this was coming out of your transmitter rather than QRM.
At its worst toward the end of Tirana, it interrupted the program
modulation. Initially on Tirana it did not, but was in addition to
continuous program mod. "Is there a mouse in the house?"

Unlike the jamming-like QRM from a carrier CW-like beeping on 7571.6
which I had last night UT Jan 29 at 0234, rate of about 160 per
minute. Glenn``

If anyone hear the 5850 squeaking again, let WRMI know ASAP. BTW, I
was getting this both on my own rx and the KB0FX remote in MO.

As for the 7570 QRM problem, it`s happening again, Jan 30 at 0238
check vs BS, beeps from 7571.6, but different, à la ``bonker`` utes
--- every fourth beat would be prolonged and mushy rather than a pure
tone; and not always 4 apart (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 6159.92v, Jan 30 at 0057, WBCQ concluding Area 61 truncated
old-time-radio hour with ``we`re all being played`` --- at first I
thought it was about 45-politix; S8 into KB0FX remote in MO which in
SAM mode reads carrier minus 80v Hz from 6160.000.

7490.188v, Jan 30 at 0058, then I check the other WBCQ, when tuned to
7490.000 reads plus 188.3v Hz, stronger S8-S9, but the air is dead
until just before 0100 ID and WTO opening `AAAWWW` which by now is
also on 6160-. By the end of hour recheck, 7 has faded down to weaker
than 6. As for what ensued between, welcome back to John Carver,
mid-north Indiana, who is again online and able to hear it; his report
has been posted on the WOR iog (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6925-USB, Jan 30 at 0230, occasional weak syllables,
unsure of language or piracy while two will be active 4+ MHz; see

UNIDENTIFIED. 10790 very approx. and broad, Jan 29 at 2351 after
tuning for CNR1 jammers, here`s a terrible spurblob with talk cadence
modulation, occasional bits of music, totally unreadable, not even in
FM mode, nor can I be sure it`s English or Spanish.

In this area I suspect 10.7 MHz IF radiation from some neighbor`s FM
radio, so I quickly scan localish signals thruout the FM and AM bands
on another receiver, but nothing matches. Then I check 31m for strong
signals such as RHC, REE --- no match either. Goes off at 2400* which
make it non-local, but likely originating on SW. R. Martí might have
been, but Grimesland turned off 9565 several seconds earlier. Ideas?
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0530 UT January 30