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Glenn Hauser logs February 27, 2021  View Printable Version 
Saturday, February 27 2021

Hauser
** CANADA. 346-MCW kHz, Feb 27 at 0705 UT, dash and YXL, which is
500-watt NDB at SiouX Lookout, Ontario. Commonly heard, but about time
I relog it for the record; tuned to 345-USB. See also USA [and non]
for YLD on 335. Tonight there is heavy S9 buzz blocking most signals
above 380, but clearer below (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 6100, Feb 27 at 0619, RHC S9+10 in Spanish instead of
English. What else? The rest in English: 6060, but only poor S7-S9;
6000 and 9700 are both VG S9+10/20; At 0658 I catch 6060 just cutting
off, and find also off are 9700, 6100 and 5040. But at 0700, 6000
still on at S9+30, re-opening the English hour with ``jam-packed1``
program previews per ``Ed Newman`` hype. O, my, countless listeners
are going to be frustrated, since at 0715 recheck and probably long
before, 6000 too has been turned off; all gone. Something`s always
wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 13634 S3, 13766 S1, 13833-trace, all approx., vs 13830-AM
station, FMish spurblobs with F# tones out of RHC 13700-AM which is
S9/+10 but undermodulated. ~66 kHz intervals, but can`t detect one
circa 13568, nothing to block 13565 K6FRC beacon. Something`s always
wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** FRANCE. 17545v, Feb 27 at 1538, JBA carrier, presumed Biato Yaikl
clandestine via off-frequency Issoudun site, only on Sat & Wed (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NEWFOUNDLAND [and non]. 11279-USB, Feb 27 at 1554, Gander Radio ATC
with a flight, referring it to 5616, selcalls. 5616 is also a Gander
channel for North Atlantic shared with Keflavik and Shannon.

11279-USB, Feb 27 earlier at 1548, thought I heard Andrews mentioned,
and with very heavy echo-delay, at equal level, too much for mere
long-path, rather as if from two unsynchronized sites, or some looping
in one`s output? Or was this really Gander, too, sounding similar.
Strangely enough, EiBi`s thoro ute info shows nothing but VOLMET from
Tashkent on 11279, 24 hours! More 2-way at quick recheck 1906.

Searching 11279 on the UDXF iog gets many more Ganders and aha, this:

``Re: long or medium delayed echoes --- Dave 07/28/18 #83761
As I recall, 11279 is used by Gander for Arctic region coverage using
remote transmit/receive site(s) in the Canadian north, including near
Iqaluit. It is possible they had more than one site keyed, but more
likely than not you simply caught some interesting X/O mode
interaction with/through the Auroral Oval which is currently dipping
down into central Canada. -- Dave Wright K3DCW, FM18qt, Maryland, USA,
"Real radio bounces off the sky"``

Also, strangely enough, 11279 kept showing up as a frequent group in
5-digit spy numbers copying (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. 338-MCW kHz, Feb 27 at 0703 UT, ND beacon RYN, 400
watts from Tucson - Ryan, Arizona, but tuned to 335-USB; mixing with
dash and YLD, which is really on 335, 1000 watts from Chapleau,
Ontario. Unusual to hear a non-local 3 kHz away (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** U S A. 13565-CW, Feb 27 at 1539, JBA CW, too weak to copy but
well-presumed to be the usual 1.8-milliwatt K6FRC, Patterson CA, HIFER
beacon in a rare appearance; vs trace of CODAR QRM which is much more
prevalent below 13500 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2075 monitoring: awake at 1309 Sat
Feb 27, JBA algo on 15770 from WRMI, probably me, but can`t be
positive. Did anyone hear it? Ken Zichi, MI, often reports this by his
following Thursday log roundup.

Confirmed Sat Feb 27 at 1700 on WRN to North America webcast; preceded
by FSN headlines and ``next, Guangdong Today``, erroneous announcement
n.a. to Saturdays which they are going to fix. Next:

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

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html

Our non-commercial broadcasts and website depend on voluntary
financial support: thanks this week to Chuck Ermatinger, now in
Eureka! Missouri, who has sent two contributions via PayPal to woradio
at yahoo.com - not necessarily US funds

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

** U S A. 5830, Sat Feb 27 at 1917, WTWW-1 night frequency is on again
in the daytime, fair S8-S9, SFAW? NO, it`s QSO ham show with Ted
interviewing someone who has been getting hate mail. Long ago when
properly on day frequency 9475, it would break away Saturday
afternoons for ham stuff. Now 5085, WTWW-2 night frequency is also
running in daytime with distorted rock music, S7-S9 vs noise level S7;
so Ted is having it both ways, the SFAW owners in Colorado getting
zero airtime for PPPP. Of course the proper WTWW-2 day frequency,
9930, has not been heard in ages (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1951 UT February 27

 

Glenn Hauser logs February 26-27, 2021  View Printable Version 
Saturday, February 27 2021

Hauser


** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2075 monitoring, next:
[first one usually confirmed a few days later by Ken Zichi, Michigan]
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

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html

Our non-commercial broadcasts and website depend on voluntary
financial support: thanks this week to Chuck Ermatinger, now in
Eureka! Missouri, who has sent two contributions via PayPal to woradio
at yahoo.com - not necessarily US funds

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


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Glenn Hauser logs February 26-27, 2021  View Printable Version 
Saturday, February 27 2021

Hauser
** BRAZIL. 11905-11910-11915, Feb 27 at 0013 on the NA5B SDR near WDC
which I had been pulling WBCQ on, EBC DRM noise is easily audible in
SAS mode with ``stereo`` sound, but is too weak to decode except for
occasional bits, 5v+ dB SN, 14.76 kbps, S5. Since it`s neither from
nor for Amazonas we cannot call this RNA, unlike the 11780-AM
programming (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CANADA. 335-MCW kHz, Feb 26 at 0711 UT, dash and YLD, 1000-watt ND
beacon at Chapleau, Ontario. I was tuned to 334-USB. The best Canadian
I could copy vs storm noise from NE Texas and degraded northerly
propagation. Reminding myself where that is? Between SSM and Timmins
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 13700, Feb 26 at 1540, RHC is S9 but undermodulated, and NO
spurs. Occasional spurless morns I don`t always bother to note, but
it`s the least I can do now & then. Something`s always wrong at RHC
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** PUERTO RICO. 391-MCW kHz, Feb 26 at 0707 UT, ND beacon DDP, which
is 1000 watts from San Juan - DoraDo, PR. Also had been hearing it
last few nights but not logged. Presumably some semi-auroral southern
enhancement, coinciding with fewer Canadians. Now it has to combat
storm crashes from NE Texas. I`m still waithoping for *any* other
LW/MW beacons from Carib, Cuba, Mex or beyond. DXinfocentre.com lists
only two others from PR: 254, MAZ, Mayagüez, 25 watts but
decommissioned; and 330, SJ, San Juan / San Patricio, 50 watts. What
else? 14 in Mexico, mostly 200 or 100 watts, predominantly at Camps in
Campeche. 4 in Cuba but all decommissioned. Also some USA ones *in*
the Gulf of Mexico - oil platforms? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 356-MCW kHz, Feb 26 at 0709 UT, few beacons making it past
the NE TX storm front, but here is ODX, 25 watts from Ord, Nebraska. I
was tuned to 358-LSB (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 6160-, Feb 26 at 2305 tune-in, Larry Will`s Free Radio Forum
is underway at the virtual SWL Winterfest. He speaks for about a
semihour with general info about the scene, such as FCC not bothering
with enforcement against SW pirates, and just a little vs much more
publicized FMs, due to funding and viral restrixions.

I`m on the Area 51/61 webcast first, but soon pick a Kiwi SDR for
remote SW reception, the NA5B one near Washington DC, which gets it
just fine and I discover for the first time there, that the second
button, SAM for Synch-AM has three other options if you keep punching
it --- SAS which must mean synthetic stereo from the way it sounds;
SAL and SAU for Synch-LSB and Synch-USB; on USB the audio sounds
off-tuned as to be expected from a transmitter on the minus side. I
keep listening in SAS.

About 2324, Larry deals with QSLing, that he can take them or leave
them, but implies that I, gh, am a big QSLer with hundreds of them
including lots of pirates. Axually I have not been a big QSLer for
sesquidecades; there are just over 100 on my website, dating back to
when I started in 1957y but many more are yet to be scanned. It so
happens that a lot of the more recent ones are pirates, some of whom
have been nice enough to eQSL even if I don`t request them directly.

Then announcement of those inducted this year into the North American
Pirate Radio Hall of Fame: TimTron, a good friend of Larry`s; and the
late John Cruzan, 2018*. Among web resources he includes the WOR iog,
tnx. He is archiving this forum at his zappahead.net site.

2332 over to chat Q&A. 2338, Dan Robinson plugs the NA5B KiwiSDR near
Washington DC as a good one for pirate monitoring, as later discussed,
most activity is in the northeast/mid-Atlantic area. It was totally
coincidental that I picked NA5B to be listening at this very time, but
I thought it was named NASB, like National Association of Shortwave
Broadcasters! That would have been something.

Most popular shows on SW, WBCQ in particular? Larry says it`s hard to
know, but he does know which ones get the most traffic to his web
server: AAAWWW, and after that, unfortunately, Hal Turner.

At 2357, 6160- cuts to the WBCQ IS & ID loop, as that would be its
normal sign-on time, so I go back to webcast which continues. By 0005
UT Feb 27 I try NA5B again, and the Fest Forum has resumed, as
giveaways are being announced, but 0006 Larry says he`s signing off
from WBCQ and about to start Old Time Radio with Jean Shepherd; but
first, some music heard on both (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5800, UT Sat Feb 27 from 0200, portion of David Goren`s
``Shortwave Shindig in Exile`` from the virtual SW Winterfest, as
publicized to be broadcast via WRMI on 5800 & 7780. For convenience at
the computer, I`m listening via the KB0FX SDR in MO, with VG
reception, but turn on my own radio briefly for the record, where it`s
also VG. This was a really enjoyable hour, and I hope many heard it
following our advance publicity, or will hear it from some archive.

The first 13 minutes are a mixture of classic shortwave interval
signals and announcements. There is background noise thruout of ``SW
sounds``, lite QRM for effect. In addition I am listening in synthetic
stereo mode which enhances the effects. Finally at 0213 David Goren
introduces, excerpts from C M Stanbury`s fixion book involving SW,
``Anti-Matter`` from 1977y. Hmmm, that voice sure sounds familiar ---
o yeah, it used to be me, and now I remember recording that
first-person narration performance about the KIA, for David several
years ago when it was for a previous non-virtual Fest - but which I
have never attended in persona, to far PA in the winter. Nice to be
rerun. I hope someone was recording it off the air this time, as I was
not prepared to do so. This lasts from 0216 to 0222, and then Bob
Zanotti takes over for more CMSII referring to the TIA, at 0222-0228.

Later: It was for the Fest 2012y, after which David told me this:

``I can't tell you how much your contributions were appreciated by
everyone who heard your readings. You really brought Stanbury's tech
noir musings to life. You will hear that I added some effects live as
I played back the recordings. For Glenn's segment I mixed in WWII era
shortwave recordings that Myke Weiskopf pried loose from the National
Archives.

And for Bob's Brentwood segment our resident bluesman Saul Broudy
contributed some blues guitar to the earthy "Euridice" segments. The
success of these segments and further research into the life of CM
Stanbury has led me to begin work on a fuller documentary on him...``

And I`ve found my original <6 minute recording a bit noisy converted:
https://www.w4uvh.net/cms2.mp3

Back to the future: 0231, some shoutouts; 0240 or so, Dan Robinson`s
recording of Radio Tawantinsuyo; 0243, Richard Langley`s archive
recording of ``Gruss an Bord``. 0245, ``Meditation on Darkness``, by
Thomas R. Miller; ``Heavenly Static`` to 0254. 0254, Everglades song
and interview with Jeff White, about more SWLing due to COVID, and no
dropoff in business. 0257 country song about radio on the road.
Goren`s closing offers QSL for reports to shortwaveology@gmail.com
then closing credits until 0259:30 when Bob Zanotti is back for a WRMI
ID and fragment of another one before Freedom Synergy Radio.

Hmmm, some of the background noise is still heard on 5800 via KB0FX
after the SWS is over --- and I thought it was all part of the show.
Yep, at Bonaire, no such noise (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 6159.93, UT Sat Feb 27 0100-0200, AAAWWW on WBCQ, first
monitored on webcast, then sufficient on SW direct. Starting sounds
familiar, fiddling with mikes, too hot in Deland of Fla, stripping,
Angela is so beautiful, etc. Is it a repeat?

No, then something new about WBCQ having a YouTube channel to be
linked from website. But can`t go for more than a few minutes without
declaring that Trump is still president, on and on, so I banish them
to the background, just noticing at 0127 a current datestamp for 26
Feb YOOL 2021. I expect John Carver will have a more complete report,
standard disclaimer:

``Tonight's show started on time on 6160 and 7490. Allan and Angela in
the studio in a warm Fla. Allan removes his shirt and states that
Angela was running around half naked. They're drinking brandy this
evening. Allan says that the station now has a YouTube channel and
they should start broadcasting video of his show. Angela shouts out a
request to Larry to put the address of the channel on the webpage and
then wonders if he listens to the program anymore. Allan say he thinks
that he does as long as they don't get too political but says that
TimTron and JP have been drinking the moonbat kool aid and no longer
listen to his show. Allan stated that they no longer watch network TV
and watch DVDs, stream things and watch NetFlix. A discussion of all
the old TV shows they watch ensues.

Tonight's Angela's Angle has to do with an old episode of Bewitched in
which George Washington is resurrected in today's world and gets
arrested for talking in the park without a permit and he goes on at
length about the Constitution. In the second part of Angela's Angle
she attacks the gender wars and the people that are trying to do away
with gender. Discussion also includes Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head and the
Coca Cola Polar Bear. Another quick attack on the current
administration by Angela who hopes that our real president, the
beloved Trump returns soon and takes over the country to straighten
things out. Last week she said this country was born on the gun and
the bible. This week she says this country was born on blood and the
bible. Reading of emails at 0153. Allan starts the closing prayer at
0159 and the program runs till 0201. John, Mid-North Indiana``
Standard disclaimer (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. Re KGBC 1540 Galveston still being off-frequency-minus but
format unknown: ``Glenn, Still Spanish language religion during
daytime checks here in Houston. I am too far away (62 miles) from
their 250 watt nighttime signal to confirm if religion is also running
at those hours -- KGBC buried under other co-channels. Stephen Luce,
Houston, Texas`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9330, Feb 26 at 0725, S9+20 of dead air, most likely
Cuban spynumbers station, but no sign of WBCQ/WLCR, if on, its 500 kW
propped out. Usually there is a big collision (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 17850, Feb 26 at 1542 in 16m bandscan, hardly anything
but a big open carrier, SSOB, but goes off before I can even read the
S-meter, not before I maybe detect a bit of Issoudunish clatter.
Aoki/NDXC shows 17850 is in fact an RFI frequency but at 07-11 UT
only. So strong it could have been intracontinental like a GB test
frequency, but nothing to compare it with. Once I had a list of such
frequencies used only for tests (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report despatched at 0437 UT February 27

 

Glenn Hauser logs February 25-26, 2021  View Printable Version 
Friday, February 26 2021

Hauser
** CRIMEA. Re RCV on 5916-CW, derivation of ``-opol'`` place names,
Jimmy James answers: ``"-opol" ending means "city" --- it is from the
Greek "polis". That's because those cities on the border of the Black
Sea in Crimea area were founded by ancient Greeks. (same as
"Constantinople" = the city of Constantin ([emperor)). Thx.``

And from Arthur Pozner: ``Just about all Crimean and many other Black
Sea towns used to be ancient Greek colonies long ago. Modern names
were given during the Russian expansion after a series of wars with
the Ottoman Empire: Sebasto-polis. Simfero-polis etc. Even some cities
in Ukraine have a similar history. Melitopol, Ternopol, Mariupol,
Nikopol and others.`` --- I should have thought of that (Glenn Hauser,
WOR)

** CUBA. 13772-trace, 13628/13627 best S7-S9 with F# tones, 13556 S5,
13485-trace, 13414-trace vs CODAR, Feb 25 at 1453, extremely distorted
spurblobs out of 13700-AM at 71-73 kHz intervals; should have been
more on the plus side, undiscovered. Something`s always wrong at RHC
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 2075)

** CUBA. 15700, Feb 25 at 1531, China Plus relay is S9/+10 but JBM;
something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF
RADIO 2075)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2074 monitoring: missed checking
final scheduled repeat on WRMI, UT Thu Feb 25 at 0130 on 5010: did
anyone hear it?

WORLD OF RADIO 2075 contents: Algeria, Brasil, Canada, China and non,
Crimea, Cuba, Egypt, Ethiopia non, France, Hong Kong and non, India,
Korea South, Mali, Perú, Sweden, Taiwan and non, USA, Vanuatu,
unidentified 2960-; propagation outlook

WOR 2075 is available as of 0112 UT Friday February 26, 2021
(mp3 stream) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2075.m3u
(mp3 download) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2075.mp3

Or via http://www.worldofradio.com/audiomid.html
Also linx to podcast services.

The shortwave broadcasts should be:

0130 UT Friday WRMI 5850 to NW, 7780 to NE
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

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html

Our non-commercial broadcasts and website depend on voluntary
financial support: thanks this week to Chuck Ermatinger, now in
Eureka! Missouri, who has sent two contributions via PayPal to woradio
at yahoo.com - not necessarily US funds

One may also contribute via MO or check in US funds on a
US bank to: Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702, USA

First broadcasts confirmed UT Friday February 26 at 0130 on WRMIs, hot
off the press uploaded to System F server with minutes to spare: 5850
VG direct; 7780 unusually inaudible at UTwente SDR - K index 3, SF 80;
but making it very well as far as Maine Kiwi, S9+10 (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** U S A. 1509.84, Feb 26 at 0307 UT, no signal, no het against
1510.00 stations from KCTE Independence MO, 10 kW daytimer either off
the air or not off-frequency; mainly hear a classic rocker mixing with
a talker, one of them at 0359 recheck being Nashville`s WLAC with
diminished power. To be sure, I check the same and only Kansas City
Kiwi where I confirmed KCTE overtime and underfrequency two nights
ago, and yes, no sign of it now there either.

Did Union Broadcasting get religion, fix it forever following the
negative publicity I gave them about their flaws being so obvious not
only to Oklahoma, but Scandinavia? Chat fance. QRX for resumption of
decade+long, if sporadic escapes from required parameters. Also I
mention on this week`s WOR 2075. At least, KGBC Galveston is still
LAHing below 1540. And I bet KCTE still be askew in the otherwise
legal daytime. Licensed SR/SS span in February: 1315-2400 UT; March:
1230-2430 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0537 UT February 26

 

Glenn Hauser logs February +24, 2021  View Printable Version 
Thursday, February 25 2021

Hauser
** BRAZIL. Immediately after posting last log, Chris Mackerell, NZ
explains why RNA DRM is no longer making it to Bonaire: ``Change of
antenna beam. Good decoding here in New Zealand from 0400 UTC onwards.
Not 100% but some nice audio at times, and the Journaline news service
decodes. 73 Chris, Marahau, New Zealand`` --- Viz.:

``22 Feb --- In Brazil DRM on SW Being Redirected to the Populous
South-Central Part --- The Brazilian DRM shortwave transmission at
11910 kHz is now using an antenna that provides coverage for the
south-central part of the country.`` Plus the usual DRM hype:
https://www.drm.org/in-brazil-drm-on-sw-being-redirected-to-the-populous-south-central-part/
So now maybe some of the Brazilian SDRs are getting it sufficiently.
But, but, what about the dear Amazon, where DRM is so very much
needed? O wait, where were the receivers among the tribes? Is it still
carrying the Brasília 96.1 music FM channel?

Ivo Ivanov replies: ``Very good signal with decoding February 24 at
0550 UT on 11910 kHz via SDR São Bernardo do Campo, Brasil``.

So Feb 24 at 2356 I also check the SBC SDR and find an S8 signal but
solid decode of MPB and ID, 18+ dB SNR and 12.52 kbps, also headlines.
Distance 892 km = 554 stmi to SSE (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

*** CUBA. 13765 approx., S9 FMish RHC spurblob with F# tone, Feb 24 at
1517, also circa 13836, 13634, 13566, first- and second-orders out of
13700-AM at about 65 kHz intervals. Something`s always wrong at RHC. I
continue to be amazed that everyone else seems to ignore these. RHC
does not deserve a pass for constantly messing up our spectrum (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 15140, Feb 24 at 1852, RHC mentioning that today is 60th
anniversary of first ``Onda Corta Experimental Cubana``, leading up to
RHC inauguration officially on Mayday. I`ve read some dispute that it
axually started a few weeks earlier. Something`s always wrong at RHC.
Must be the most self-congratulatory of SW stations. It`s always
something (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** GERMANY [non]. Re 15215, Feb 21 at 1600-1658: ``On Sun, Feb 21,
2021 at 10:58 AM, Glenn Hauser wrote: `I assume Richard Langley or
someone will archive the entire hour for more convenient hoering.`

Finally archived here:
https://shortwavearchive.com/archive/radio-mrang-february-21-2021
and here:

https://archive.org/details/radio-oomrang-15.215-mhz-21-february-2021-1600-utc
-- Richard Langley`` (Glenn Hauser, Feb 24, WOR)

** SWAZILAND [and non]. 11780, Feb 24 at 1523, S7-S9 in HOA language,
certainly not Brasil which maybe is breaking at midday; TWR music-box
IS once and off by 1530*. It`s their Somali service at 1500-1530,
extended to 1545 weekends. Not much else TA of note on band, but
11705, Tamazuj via Madagascar (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR) a.k.a. ESWATINI

** U S A. 17700, Feb 24 at 1848, S7-S9 of open carrier, VOA Grimesland
already, prior to 1900-2000 French; do they really need to waste so
many kWh warming up? Taxpayers want to know. Hey, why not warm up with
a least a fragment of VOA English modulation (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2074 monitoring: confirmed
Wednesday February 24 at 2100 on WRMI 7780, S9/+10 into Virginia SDR
but local noise bothers.

Also confirmed Wed Feb 24 from 2200:30 on WBCQ 7490.194v, S8 via
Missouri SDR.

Also confirmed Wed Feb 24 at 2300 on WRMI 9955, S8-S9 into Bonaire SDR
but rather heavy pulse jamming; at 2328 check, S6-S8 but better S/N
ratio into SJ Campo, Brasil SDR. Next, and last:

0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S

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Next WOR 2075 should be ready early UT Friday Feb 26 for first
broadcasts on WRMI 5850, 7780 at 0130 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0018 UT February 25

 

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