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Glenn Hauser logs October 29-30-31, 2023   
Tuesday, October 31 2023

** CANADA. 940, Oct 30 at 0701 UT, Canadian news, so CBM réal?
Dominating on my E/W longwire: but NOT // 990 CBW, and also mentions
Canadian Press, so it`s the only other non-LPRT, CJGX Yorkton SK, U2
50/10 kW. And CBM is long-gone! Now 940 in PQ is CFNV, U4 50/50 in
French (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CANADA. 15034 USB, Oct 30 at 2216, Trenton Military *still* with
``no report received`` even from Toronto, Ottawa, Trenton. What a
laughingstock (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA [and non]. 7335, Oct 30 at 0656, jamming against nothing since
R. Martí has moved to 7355; and still on 7435, both extremely strong
and can`t hear any jamming. B23 HFCC shows: no 7335 at all; 7355 at
23-24 & 03-15; 7435 at 00-11 & 13-15. Only other 40m is 7365 at 01-03
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** FRANCE. 21640.15V, Oct 30 at 1515, YL with marine weather in French
and English, like ``43-West``, S4/S8 direct, i.e. La Boulangère
MiniTransAt temporary transmission from Issoudun. This is varying
audibly as I try to measure it. At 1532, Maryland remote ungets it any
better, S3/S5 but Synch shows fq oscillating between +129 and 162 Hz.
Bonaire gets S7/S9 oscillating +122/+159. Now has been reciting race
standings in order. 1540 ``question of the day``, what? 1541 into
music fill including 1555 Céline Dion`s catch-phrase in medley. 1557
deadair to 1600*. Nothing on also registered 17800. And there is
nothing about these broadcasts on homepage https://minitransat.fr/
The sailors were to have departed Oct 28 on the second leg, Canary
Islands to Guadeloupe, France (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** MADAGASCAR. 11610, Oct 30 at 2212, outstanding S9+10/20 signal
direct in Arabic with contact info, quaint ``Greenwich`` times, Radio
Feda IDs, i.e. MWV which is 100 kW, 325 degrees for NW Africa,
favorable for us beyond: and would you believe the preceding hour in
Chinese is registered with exactly same parameters? Feda means
redemption (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** MALI. 13630, Oct 30 at 2212, choral music S9/+10, i.e. CRI Bamako
relay in oddly scheduled 2130-2230 French (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NEW ZEALAND. 13755, Oct 30 at 0649, RNZP at S9/+25 much better than
first night of new B23 channel; almost overcomes my high line noise
level bursts (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** ROMANIA. 9510, Oct 30 at 0417, RRI on NF in English for N America
west, excellent like a local direct, S9+40/45, armchair listening
including: `Encyclopedia`; 0421 song; 0424 `Visit Romania`; 0428
`Romanian Without Tears` = language lesson with useful phrases
pronounced carefully; 0430 ID and `Music A to Z`; 0451 `Focus on
Romania: Simply Folk`; 0455 s/off and IS twice to 0456*. I`m also
sending these directly to engl@rri.ro (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** ROMANIA [and non]. 11930, Oct 30 at 0646, RRI English is being
jammed. They were foolish enough to assume a R. Martí frequency would
be OK at other hours, unaware that the fiendish Cubans would be
jamming it up to 24/7. HFCC shows no others fall into the 11930 trap,
just the 0630-0700 English from Galbeni for W Europe. RM OCB
registered 14-24 at 184 degrees from Grimesland, 00-01 at 183 degrees:
why bother with a 1-degree adjustment?? As for Cuba, I`m sure they
don`t mind causing collateral damage to a country which decades ago
overthrew the yoke of Commie oppression (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SPAIN. 9690, Mon Oct 30 at 2301, token English from SNR at new B23
time and frequency; this early in season, greatly inferior on the
ATS-909 portable to how 17855 previously arrived at 2200 in A23. But
the NRD-545 with longwire gets it just fine, S9+15/30, much better
than 12030, and VP on 17715, inaudible on 17755. Maryland SDR also
gets 9690 VG S9+20/30. 2309 interview with an EU spoxeperson in
Brussels about being wary of fake news. 2322 about Spain`s first and
only astronaut who launched on October 29, 1998. 2328 wrapup about
Rocky Horror Pixure Show, for Hallowe`en (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 5960, Oct 29 at 2318, VOT English confirmed on new B23
frequency and new time 23 instead of 22 UT due to irrelevant end of
DST in Europe, not Turkey. VP here, not enough to overcome my high
line noise level imposed by OG&E.

5960 again Oct 30, no contest vs simulEnglish from SPAIN, q.v. But
doing well into Maryland SDR, 2330 haunting Turkish song, S7/9+5. 2334
`New Day, New Choices` about dietary benefits of eating eggs, S9+25/40
into UTwente on 5960.005; 2338 always-by-your-side promo, another
song. But do I now hear a trace of understation CCI?

Yes, HFCC shows CNR Urumqi at 2330-1800, 100 kW ND in the Zho language
-? Must not mean Chinese since there is a nearby entry as Chi. Look at
the HUGE language abbr. file among the HFCC zippery -- it`s about the
same size as the schedules, with countless tongues never heard of and
certainly never on SW, even considering rabid evangelism of cultural
genocide. Zho *does* mean Chinese and there is no ``Chi`` between Chh
for Chinook and Chj for Ojitlán Chinantec. There are also countless
abbrs. starting with Z for names with no Z in them. 2343 `Did You Know
That` Turkey participated for first time in Olympix, Paris, 1924y.
2352 s/off and IS for a while, but off before German IDs can start
after 2356 and uncovering that Zho station: which should not be a QRM
problem in North America. Std denunciation re E Turkistan (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 6125.019, Oct 30 at 0420, VOT English on new B23 frequency
for NAm and new time, S9+20/35 into Georgia SDR but with constant
squeal. At 0432 direct, same squeal, S9+20 but insufficient vs my high
line noise level bursts. No contest vs simulEnglish from ROMANIA, q.v.
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** UKQOGBANI. 25900, Oct 30 at 1604, JBA carrier direct vs S6/S7 local
noise level, from daring new 11m service of BBCWS in English. Barely
better at Maryland SDR, S3/S5. At 1605 I bring up the target area SDR
at TWR RSA: S7/9+5, usable but hardly solid with fades. By 1658 it`s
peaking S9+10. 1700 timesignal and continues rather than off: I
thought it was for one hour only but HFCC now shows 16-18, 125 kW, 165
degrees from a Woofferton semi-transmitter. I keep an ear on it for
rest of hour; by 1754 fading down to S7 until 1759.5* (Glenn Hauser,

** U K [non]. 11810, Oct 30 at 0645 BBCWS newsy in English, S7/S9,
this hour only ASCENSION, 125 kW at 65 degrees; vs line noise level
here of S6/S7 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 28208.2, Oct 29 at 2204, beacon with two alternating IDs:
certainly sounds like one transmitter on exactly same frequency and
never overlapping, with VVV VVV: WN2A/B, and AK2F/B. Yes: WI5V roster
(alternating ID).`` But why? As usual these days the beacon band is
full of signals, so I just pick one, hoping eventually to hear
something outside of North America (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 11720, Oct 29 at 2143, VOA Grimesland reactivated here for
B23, country music loud & clear off the back. This is a VOA music hour
which presumably still includes `Music Time in Africa` Fridays at
2105, our best chance to hear it instead of weak 15580 via Botswana.
Does the hostess still never mention this time for it? Have not
searched new sked, but normally this is the *only* VOA English hour
surviving out of Grimesland (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2214 monitoring: confirmed Sunday
October 29 at 2100 ex-2000 on IRRS SW via AM Italia, 1323 kHz, S9+15
into nearby SDR, atop some CCI talk, can`t make out language, but
Hungarian from Romania or something schedule also probably shifted an
hour later.

Also confirmed UT Monday October 30 at 0030 on WRMI 7780, S8/9+5 into
Georgia SDR.

Also confirmed UT Monday October 30 from 0301, S9+5/15 on Area 51 via
WBCQ 6160 -68 Hz = 6159.932 into Georgia SDR. There was dead air at
0300, then ID. From next week: at 0400v. Next:

0030 UT Tuesday WRMI 9395 to NNW [irregular?]
0330 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to SW
1300 UT Tuesday WRMI 9955 to SSE [also web-, phonecast; jammed?]
2330 UT Tuesday WRMI 9395 to NNW
1000 UT Wednesday Unique R, NSW 5035-USB
1030 UT Wednesday Unique R, NSW 5035-USB [previous #2213]
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0030 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW

Thanks this week for financial support from Andy Reid, Ontario, via
PayPal not necessarily in US funds to woradio at yahoo.com

One may also contribute by MO or check on a US bank to:
Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5085, WTWW missing a few nights checked before 0400; nor
noticed at random other chex, nor on 9475 at 2209 October 30. No 5085
at 0013 Oct 31. Wonder what the story is now (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report despatched at 0026 UT October 31


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