** ANTARCTICA. 15475.98-RCUSB, April 7 at 1530, no signal from
RNASG/LRA36, checked via Iceland, Bonaire SDRs as I can`t connect to
any of those in Brasil. Suspect it`s really AWOL this Wednesday, or
maybe already dumped off air early. No other reports of it have
appeared yet today, not even from Manuel Méndez, Spain. Try Saturday
as early as 1400 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** CUBA. 15730, April 6 at 2221, no RHC here, but is on 15370
distorted and squealing, S9+20/25; and nothing on 13 MHz band.
Something`s always wrong at RHC.
11880, April 6 at 2224, S3-S8 undermodulated music, presumed RHC when
French is scheduled; at 2258-2300* music to dead air to shutoff just
when English is supposed to start. QSY or forget it? No chance to
search all bands for it elsewhere, which was fruitless before.
Something`s always wrong at RHC.
11850, April 6 at 2225, RHC S5-S6 and undermodulated Spanish, along
with JBA parasite carriers 11840 & 11860. Something`s always wrong at
RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** CUBA. 6000 & 6100 off, 6060 S9+20 big humbuzz over English; 6165
S9+20 lite hum and undermodulated, 5040 off. Something`s always wrong
at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** CUBA. 13246-trace, 13318, 13388, 13459 vs CODAR, 13527, 13598,
13669; 13811, 13882, 13953 all approx., not in the order logged, April
7 from 1359, extremely distorted FMish spurblobs with F# tone, all in
the *wrong* places since they are obviously coming out of 13740
instead of 13700 which is not on air. 13740-AM itself is
undermodulated during music. Intervals are about 71 kHz apart.
1439 recheck: spurs audible around 13596, 13668, 13812-trace; while
15140 fundamental is squealing. Something`s always wrong at RHC.
As I have long suspected, RHC swaps transmitters/sites at will, yet
some loggers are always specifying Bejucal, Bauta or Quivicán as if
they know for sure. Latest Aoki/NDXC shows: 13700 Bauta at 14-16,
13740 Bejucal at 12-15 (& 22-05). But A-21 EiBi now available shows
both as b for Bauta, not be for Bejucal: 13700 at 13-15 and 13740 at
11-15 (& 22-05). Incredibly, neither of them lists any of these
horrible spurs -- but then their intervals vary widely. And now, also
their source-frequency, obviously one single transmitter with this
defect. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** ERITREA [non]. 17545, Wed April 7 at 1537, zero signal from Bayto
Yaikl via France, direct or via remotes in India, Bonaire; Kuwait not
available. So far no luck since A21 began of hearing this Wed & Sat
1530 broadcast brokered by RMI so suspect kaput. Only trace of a
signal on 16m is 17630 = CRI Mali. But MUF is not totally down as I`m
hearing one Utah ham on ``17m``, see U S A (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** HAWAII. 10000, April 7 at 0250, WWVH tail of announcement spelling
something fonetikaly; what`s that? Need to catch it another hour. No
WWV audible at this time (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** KURDISTAN [non]. 11530, April 7 at 1446, assertive YL sounds more
like Türkish than Kurdish, and we know Dengê Welat utters both
languages, fluttery S9-S5, and no second jammer signal audible here
nor on alternate 11540. Except for CUBA & non, 11530 is the SSOB.
EiBi shows DW on 11530 switching from PRIDNESTROVYE to FRANCE not
until 1600, with ``anti-Kurdish tape`` from Emirler only until 1500 on
Aoki, on the contrary, shows DW, 11530 going from PRIDNESTROVYE to
FRANCE at 1500, with ``TRT Radio Recep Erdogan`` on 11540 at 0500-2100
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 7570, April 7 at 0241, this WRMI is off again
as TOMBS is phasing out? 7780 JBA carrier, but BS still blasting out
of the grave on 7730, and 7490- WBCQ.
April 7 at 0557: 7570 & 7780 are off again, BS still on WRMIs 7730,
9395, 5850, 5950; also WWCRs 5890, 4840 and squealy 3215 as he
attempts to sing.
9955, April 7 at 1449, WRMIs 9955 and 9455 are off instead of BS,
still on 9395 and WWCR 9980. The WRMI skedgrid
http://www.tinyurl.com/WRMIgrid still has not been updated to delete
the ex-BS blox, obviously now no accident (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** SPAIN. 17855, further chex April 6 of REE`s too-high-if-on-the-
air-at-all NAm frequency. Here at 2218 during Tue Sefarad show but
really speaking castellano, JBA carrier, while 15520 is good S6-S7;
11940 S5-S8; 11685 S3-S7. REE forces us to tune off-beam channels in
order to hear it at all.
17855, April 7 at 1809, direct today is JBA already and so is 15520,
while at 1823, the other two, 11940 & 11685 are JBA carriers. Strike
out, but 17855 is probably well-heard in Outer Space (Glenn Hauser,
** TURKEY. 9830, April 6 at 2220, VOT reads S5-S7, no RTTY, but I
think the RTTY carrier is still on causing a fast SAH; undermodulated
and unusable. Something`s always erroneous at Emirler, awry at Ankara
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** U S A. 18140-USB, April 7 at 1540-1608+, when hardly anything is on
the 17 MHz broadcast band, at least one ham is heard on 18 MHz, W7YO,
lengthy ragchew with never-audible KB4OIF -- I think, as fonetix never
applied. Says he had ear surgery in Dec removing inner cartilage, and
is just now recovering. He`s 67 and concerned with ``end-of-life``
tasks, such as building towers and antennas while he still can climb.
ARRL FCC lookup shows: ``GURNEY, GLENN M, W7YO, BLANDING, UT 84511``.
This probably a bit of HF sporadic E, distance only 645 miles, so
nothing to do with lack of F2 TA propagation.
Seems familiar: yes, I logged him last year: ``18131.778-USB, June 6
at 2049, W7YO is the OPSOB (only phone station on band), Glenn running
100 watts from the 4-corners area...` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2080 monitoring: not confirmed Wed Apr 7 at
1030 on WRMI 5850 as I was totally asleep; did anyone hear it? Next:
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
2200 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S
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** VANUATU. 11835, April 7 at 0558, one signal with W&M talk, goes
right thru hourtop and 0600.7 a bit of music, news theme? and more
talk. S2-S4. Again I think it is R. Vanuatu X3 despite co-channel CNR2
from China, which I assume would have a ToH timesignal and break,
right? Also a JBA carrier on 7890 X2 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
This report dispatched at 1934 UT April 7