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Glenn Hauser logs February 17, 2024   
Sunday, February 18 2024

** ANTARCTICA. 15475.98 RC USB, Feb 17 at 2300 and earlier, no advance
publicity about an LRA36 broadcast this Saturday, but I check anyway.
Argentine remotes are tied up but I get into a Brazilian, indeed no
signal past 2300. But I must have squelched too much, since
de-squelched at 2315, there it is in Spanish vs lots of lightning
static - yet Blitzortung shows a blank continent except for one tiny
spot in the western Amazon and another south of Panamá. 2318 into
music, but soon more talk. Argentine remote then with less lightning
but more line noise static. Still going past 2400. Walt Salmaniw was
getting it direct in BC measured down to 15475.975 (Glenn Hauser, OK,

** CUBA. ``Daytime`` RHC frequency 15140 still on at 0437 Feb 17,
S8/9+5 into KFS ND with jazz, // 11760, 0438 Spanish announcement.
SAWA. 0447 music stops abruptly, and carrier off a few sex later. Tnx
to this tip two sesquihours earlier from BC on the WOR iog: ``RHC is
coming in here on the west coast of Canada on 15140 at 0130 UT in
Spanish with a very good signal, almost too good to be them! They are
airing a news show with stories about Chile and North Korea. Something
must be wrong at Radio Cuba -- audio is too good to be them. Tony
Pavick`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** GUYANA [and non]. 24945 USB, Feb 17 at 1937, XE1TD uttering his
call from time to time, doesn`t say what for! Amid pileup. Must be
something important just below, like a DXpedition. Yes, per dxheat.com
that would be 8R7X in Guyana, and I do have a JBA signal on 24940.
QRZ.com shows the DXp dates are Feb 14-24. As for XE1TD: ``XE1TD
Guadalajara, Jalisco`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6960 AM, UT Sat Feb 17 at 0240, pirate music S9+10
vs HLNL S8/S9 but not by enough. I bet it`s Ball Smacker Radio,
traditional Friday night airing. Yup:
An hour earlier I was not hearing any pirate on the band (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. 27185 AM, Feb 17 at 1930 UT, praise music, and 1932
``another positive song will change your day``: again some local Enid
CBer relaying an FM station, but I don`t have an FM radio handy to
make a match. Steady S9+20 generally atop the pileup except for one
strong interruptor. Still going at 2031 when I do make a match on the
ATS909 tuned to 105.5 and the D-808 on 27185. I.e., relaying K288FX
which relays KYLV 88.9 on the so-called `K-Love` network (Glenn
Hauser, Enid, WOR)

** TURKEY. 5960.005, Feb 17 at 2300, VOT English not off the air,
S9+40/50 into UTwente, s/on as the 1330 broadcast for Feb 17, news.
2310 `The Energy Agenda` about The Sun and what Turkey is spending.
[Then checking LRA36]. After 2330 mostly music including unusual hard
rock until 2337 switch to a softer pop tune. 2353 s/off, 2354 IS.
CCCCCCI audible during pause, 2356 restart IS but chopoff before
German IDs can begin, totally uncovering XJRTV, std denunciations
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 8992 et al., re Skyking messages among EAMs, not heard in
years: ``USA/HFGCS I haven't heard a Sky King message since Kirby
Grant passed away (Chuck Albertson, Seattle, Wash.)``


``Kirby Grant Movie actor --- born Kirby Grant Hoon Jr., was a
long-time B movie and television actor, mostly remembered for having
played the title role in the Western-themed adventure television
series Sky King. Between 1949 and 1954, Grant starred in 10
Mounted-Police adventures, usually in the role of Corporal Rod Webb.
Born: November 24, 1911, Butte, MT
Died: October 30, 1985 (age 73 years), Brevard County, FL``

``Kirby Grant (1911-1985) IMDb -- Kirby Grant was killed in a road
accident on Wednesday 30 October 1985 while on his way to watch the
launch of the Space Shuttle Challenger at Cape Canaveral... He was to
have been honored by the astronauts for encouraging aviation and space
flight`` -- were the messages named in his honor? (via Glenn Hauser,

** U S A. 28202 CW, Feb 17 at 1935, EEEEEEEEEE DE WA7JYK/B repeated
twice and then gridspot. WI5V roster shows: ``28.2020 WA7JYK C Joseph,
Oregon 10w 43'vertical formerly WB7EUX. 23 JUL 2023`` S9 vs HLNL, plus
many more above this spot. Is the number of dits significant? Some
beacons do this, in this case, ten. QRZ.com: ``WA7JYK USA flag USA,
TOM S BINGHAM, 406 E Third St, PO BOX 368, JOSEPH, OR 97846, USA --
Total spot count for Fri Feb 16, 2024: 48. Date with highest spot
count: 2023-03-02 with 273 spots. Total spot count since activation:
21,630. All data supplied by the Reverse Beacon Network``
https://www.reversebeacon.net/ (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2230 monitoring: confirmed UT
Saturday February 17 at 0130 on WRMI 5850, S9+25 exceeding HLNL but
not enough to blot it.

Also confirmed Saturday February 17 at 1539 the 1530 on SW Radio,
Germany, 6160.001, S9/+10 into UTwente but with considerable ACI
splash from 6165 in Turkish, i.e. CRI via Urumqi, East Turkistan,
azimuth 270 degrees due west.

Also confirmed Saturday February 17 at 1700 on WRN North America
webcast; following very brief headlines from ``Feature Story News,
Austin, Texas`` yet a British accent.

Also confirmed Saturday February 17 at 1833 the 1830 on SW Radio,
Germany, 3975.002, S9+5 into UTwente.

Also confirmed Saturday February 17 after 2030 on WRN N America
webcast and on WRMI webcast-only.

Also confirmed Saturday February 17 starting at 2038 the 2030v on
WA0RCR, 1860 AM, MO, VG S9+20 into nearby SDR. Next:

0100 UT Sunday WRMI 9955 to SSE [also web-, phonecast; jammed?]
0330vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0415; as late as 0600]
1130 UT Sunday WRMI 9955 [also webcast, phonecast; jammed by Cuba?]
2100 UT Sunday IRRS 1323-Italy
2230 UT Sunday SW Radio, Germany 3975
0030 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to SW
0400vUT Monday WBCQ Area 51 6160v to WSW
0930 UT Monday SW Radio, Germany 6160
2030 UT Monday SW Radio, Germany 3975
0330 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to SW
1400 UT Tuesday WRMI 9955 to SSE [also web-, phonecast; jammed?]
0030 UT Wednesday WRMI 9395 to NNW
1200 UT Wednesday Unique R, NSW 5035-USB or 3210-USB
1230 UT Wednesday Unique R, NSW 5035-USB or 3210-USB
[previous #2229][SW suspended but still streamed?]
1500 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 [unsked but reconfirmed every 2024 week]
2030 UT Wednesday SW Radio, Germany 3975
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW,
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S
0230 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW
1730 UT Thursday SW Radio, Germany 3975

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week to Bob Zerilli, Hazlet NJ, for a contribution via PayPal to
woradio at yahoo.com - in US funds but not necessarily, and says,
``Thanks for your SWL dedication. I`m a longtime SWL and appreciate
you being out there``

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

** U S A. Pre- `AAAWWW` check of WBCQs, UT Sat Feb 17 from 0039 into
Maryland SDR, accurately calibrated: 3265 OFF. 5130.264 ATATT S7/S5.
6159.932 TOMBS S6/S4. 7489.960 FKB S9+5/15. 9330.000 WLCR PP S9+15/20.
After pause at 0100, 7490 announced, following AAAWWW was originally
broadcast Friday January 12, 2024. Never mind (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [non]. 12050, Feb 17 at 1946, JBA carrier, surely not WEWN
Spanish which normally has a good signal especially when 12160 WWCR
achieves S9+10/30. WEWN must be OFF! Rather, 12050 be R. Ndarason
Intl, targeting CHAD, sked 18-19 via Woofferton and 19-20 via
ASCENSION. Incredible how they are both cool with `sharing` 12050 when
there are plenty of unoccupied channels. BTW I think 15610 WEWN
English has been off again for some time after former start 1900
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, Feb 17 from 0247,
not a full bandscan but checking likely spots on the NRD 545 tuning
USB 1 kHz down from: 1089, 1053, 1044, 855-2, 774, 693 - likely mostly
SPAIN or UK (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0016 UT February 18


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