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Glenn Hauser logs October 26-27-28, 2020  View Printable Version 
Wednesday, October 28 2020

Hauser
** CUBA. 9885 and 9805, Oct 26 at 0543, lite pulse jamming against
nothing; 9805 is an ex-Martí frequency but never at this hour, and
9885 is currently VOA French to Africa via Vatican, unheard.
Something`s always wrong at the Jamming Command (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR) Date correct, omitted from previous report

** OKLAHOMA. Except for a split-second glitch, we haven`t yet lost
power in this part of Enid, unlike 4 to 6 thousand other OG&E
customers; but circa 2300 UT Oct 27, my main 100-foot longwire antenna
for the R75 is broken and on the ground under tree debris felled by
severe ice storm. With a lot of icing on it, had been supported by
three trees in a row; and before that the last segment was already
down; once warmed up and cleared, fixing it or replacing it is not a
very big job, but I am so sad for our poor trees! Meanwhile I can
still try to use it, or switch to ``indoor longwire`` strung around
the ceilings of two rooms. A third wave of freezing rain is on the way
from El Paso (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** PERU [and non]. 4764, Oct 28 at 0002, VP signal from presumed Radio
Huanta 2000, before Cuba sometimes start Progreso at 0030 on 4765, tnx
to tip from LOB in Brasil who was getting it a few minutes earlier,
and has not been active every night. I`m listening via a remote not
far from him which is getting it better than another remote which is
closer to Perú. To boot, it also gets a weaker het/carrier from 4765
and it`s still not Cuba. Must be TAJIKISTAN which per EiBi, not Aoki,
comes on at 2259. Here direct at 0017 via broken wire, I only have JBA
carrier on 4764 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 11720, Oct 27 at 2124, VOA rock music S9+30, as
B-season-only hour in English via Grimesland has resumed, 250 kW due
east and thus also with a bigsig opposite off the back at ideal skip
distance. This also means that on Fridays at 2105-2200 we may again
easily hear `Music Time in Africa` unlike in the A-seasons when the
only SW frequency is JBA 15580 Botswana --- and I bet hostess hyper
Heather is still unaware of this outsending. Now if I can only
remember, at an inconvenient time (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [non]. 12075, Oct 27 at 2112, S9+10 English lesson for French
about buying shoes: it`s VOA, 100 kW, 350 degrees via BOTSWANA M-F at
2100-2130, and followed by Bambara (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2057 monitoring, next:
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
2200 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 to SSE [jammed?] [NEW]
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

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

Contributions to support these non-commercial services may be sent via
PayPal to woradio at yahoo.com -
not necessarily in US funds

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

** VENEZUELA. 6905.930v-RCUSB, Oct 28 at 0057 via TWR Bonaire SDR,
peppy tropical tunes mostly vocal at S6-S7. At 0100 a 5+1 timesignal
which must be crosstalk from something, mixing with continuing music.
0105 automated timecheck for 9:04, and others are consistently one
minute slow. Canned IDs of 3 or 4 varieties play between every 2 or 3
songs, None mentioning Venezuela 93.7 nor the next station to be
relayed, LV del Tigre 980 --- just ``ROCV, 6906``. At 0111, grandiose
``transmitiendo a nivel mundial`` and contact info for reports too
rapid for me to copy and I`m as usual not recording, seeming e-mail,
phone, postal? ``Sus reportes son importante para nosotros`` but not
explicitly promising any QSL. 0119 another ID, etc., etc., and 0204
again the one with contact info (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

TIPS FOR RATIONAL LIVING
++++++++++++++++++++++++

Right-wing U.S. Christians have engineered an almost parallel version
of the faith, writes Michael Coren · for CBC News Opinion · Posted:
Oct 27, 2020 4:00 AM ET |

...One of the ironies of the United States is that a country that so
roars about the concept of the separation of church and state has a
political system so drenched in religiosity. The divinity's followers
vote in enormous numbers and many U.S. politicians are genuine
believers, whatever their party allegiance.

And then there is Donald Trump. Even though he won the support of more
than 80 per cent of white evangelicals in 2016 and is still highly
popular with Christians of many denominations, there's little sign
that he's an authentic person of faith. His personal behaviour is
unusual for someone who says he is a Christian, and his policies
routinely appear to be the antithesis of the Gospel values of peace,
love, and justice...
https://www.cbc.ca/news/opinion/opinion-christian-conservative-support-donald-trump-1.5776988
(via Richard Langley, NB)

This report dispatched at 0420 UT October 29

 

Glenn Hauser logs October 26-27, 2020  View Printable Version 
Tuesday, October 27 2020

Hauser
** CHINA. CNR1 jammer survey, Oct 27 at 1414: nothing found in the
13s, 12s or 11s WOOB until I get to a JBA carrier on 10870 (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 13700, Oct 27 at 1411, RHC is S9 of dead air, while 13740 is
off. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA [and non]. 840, WHAS Louisville KY to be off the air again for
tower maintenance from 0400 UT Oct 27: tnx to tip from Chris Gay, KU4A
to the WOR iog, which quickly spread to MW-only DX groups:

``I just learned that 840 WHAS will go off the air again tonight for
tower maintenance starting at midnight EDT (0400Z). The length of the
outage was not announced.``

At 0402 I tune in to find WHAS still on during Kentucky news, but
after asserting ``broadcasting live 24/7``, ha2, cuts off at 0405.7*
--- but back on in a few seconds, that was quick! During weather from
WLKY-TV; why not WHAS-TV??, 0406 into weird talkshow, `Ground Zero`
about ``shadow archetypes, lurkers showing up at 3 am``.

Recheck at 0425 now WHAS is off, and the only signals I am getting
loop SE/NW, but with splash from 850 KOA: music, 0428 Spanish? No sign
from the south of KVJY Pharr in the RGV of TX, U4 5/1 kW, also Spanish
which is normally the #1 competitor to WHAS. Main signal is surely 10
kW CMHW in Santa Clara, Cuba, but has a 1.1 Hz SAH, which could be the
other further 1 kW Cuban, CMKC, R. Revolución, Palma Soriano, Santiago
province; or some other LA. Not rechecked until 0535, WHAS still off,
some fading faster SAH carriers on E-W longwire, but on DX-398, music
with slow SAH dominant from SE. 0600 still that with no ID break, but
*0601 WHAS cuts back on JIP news; 0615 check it`s off again. One more
check before I quit, WHAS off and on at 0632*-*0633 (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** KOREA SOUTH [non]. 9605, Oct 27 at 0122, S9+10/20 of rock music,
presumably K-pop [what`s the big deal about that?], 0128 announcement
in Spanish, KBSWR relay still going via WHRI. It`s Oct 27 but HFCC
still has not published a non-tentative B-20 schedule, the latest
still dated Oct 23 despite season starting Oct 25! With double
registration for 9605 by FCC and by ENCompass, but also 5990 for same
broadcast via Grimesland NC, i.e. USAGM. Axual date of switchover
unknown, apparently depending on when the sale of WHRI to WBCQ close.
Nothing yet on 5990.

9605 0100 0200 12,14 HRI 250 167 15 218 1234567 251020 280321 D
8922 Spa USA KBS ENC 580
9605 0100 0200 12,14,16 HRI 250 167 15 218 1234567 251020 280321 D
8500 Spa USA KBS FCC 909
5990 0100 0200 12,14 GB 250 172 12 216 1234567 251020 280321 D
9000 Spa USA KBS ENC 15212
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. 90.1 KUCO-FM and 91.7 KOSU, Oct 27 from 1430 UT, both our
public radio stations from OKC are suffering brief drops off air,
presumably due to icing on their antennas, as we are being hit by a
terrible ice storm. Cable and internet also lost in Enid circa 1600
UT, so we must rely only on OTA TV via roof antenna. Until we lose
power too? 282,000 Oklahoma customers of OG&E, PSO and others are
reported to be powerless as of 1700 on KWTV news; and the OG&E
systemwatch website was down even before we lost internet. Back online
by 1750 as I hasten to post this (Glenn Hauser, Enid, WOR)

** U S A. 426-MCW kHz, Oct 27 at 0625 UT, JBA NDB ID as IZS, which is
25 watts from Montezuma, Georgia, SW of Warner Robins and Perry, right
next to Oglethorpe. Nothing else unusual LW logged vs the noise level
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2057 monitoring: confirmed Monday
October 26 from 1900.5 on IRRS 7290 via Bulgaria, time-shifted one UT
hour later for 5 months; monitored via UTwente, carrier on from *1857;
1859.8 quick ID and FSN headlines before WOR. Heavy unevitable ACI
splash from 7295 CRI English westward from Urumqi, East Turkistan,
land of cultural genocide by the ChiCom against Uyghurs; and also from
7280 Voice of Vietnam: despite being -10 kHz away, it remains just as
bad as the +5, meaning switching LSB/USB tuning does not help. WOR
completely readable if you put up with the noise. Spotchex indicate
WOR airs intact, and ending at 1929.5 with no chopoff! Brief horn,
IRRS address with Milano P O Box they supposedly have quit using; and
into FSN more than headlines.

Also confirmed UT Tue Oct 27 at 0100 on WRMI 7780, JBA S5-S7 here,
good S8-S9 into UTwente.

Also confirmed UT Tue Oct 27 at 0330 on WRMI 5800, VG S9+10 at Bonaire
SDR. Next:

2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
2200 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 to SSE [jammed?] [NEW]
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

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

Contributions to support these non-commercial services may
be sent via PayPal to woradio at yahoo.com -
not necessarily in US funds

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

** U S A. 7505, Oct 27 at 0120, WRNO is on with gospel huxter in
English at S9+10 but quite undermodulated (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 840, WHAS Louisville KY off for maintenance: See CUBA [and
non]

This report dispatched at 1810 UT October 27

 

Glenn Hauser logs October +26, 2020  View Printable Version 
Monday, October 26 2020

Hauser
WORLD OF RADIO HITLIST UPDATE Oct 25

Hi Glenn, my latest Hitlist update.
http://www.w4uvh.net/hitlist.htm

1) Change of DST - Amended Time-Zone offset notations for Croatia,
Germany (HCJB, HLR), New Zealand, Romania, Spain (REE)
2) Japan - NHK R Japan: Amended link to programme page on website
3) Palau - Hope Radio: Added links for this new station
4) USA - WBCQ: Added link to Area 51/61 skeds courtesy of Larry Will's
webpage (via Glenn Hauser in WOR iog mail list) and updated webstream
links for 7490 and Area 51 webcasts
5) USA - WMLK: Updated links to WMLK home page and streaming site

The next update will be early November to update Time-Zone offset
notations for the Americas. Best wishes and 73 (Alan Roe)

DX/SWL/MEDIA PROGRAMS UPDATE Oct 26
http://www.worldofradio.com/dxpgms.html

WORLD OF RADIO SCHEDULES UPDATE Oct 25
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html

** COLOMBIA? 4940, Oct 26 at 0338, anonymous mystery missionary
station is still going, VG into Bonaire SDR, gospel huxter in Spanish.
One does not want to waste time listening to him in hopes of a
definite explicit full ID, but we shall be grateful if anyone
determine whence this axually emanate (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** INDIA. Re my not hearing final minutes of AIR Jaipur:
``Hello Glenn, AIR Jaipur went off SW as scheduled at 1751 UTC. Delhi
& Jaipur may be in skip at that time for 4910. Even Hyderabad was in
skip with them then but I could hear only a very faint carrier which
went off at 1751 UTC. Yours sincerely, Jose Jacob, VU2JOS, National
Institute of Amateur Radio, Hyderabad, India`` (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** KOREA NORTH. Re: ``UNIDENTIFIED. 6170.090, Oct 25 at 1355 and still
1448, JBA off-frequency carrier as I hunt for RNZI, which I later find
from 1259 has moved from 6170 to 6115 as of October 26. Tentative B-20
HFCC even shows Bangladesh at 13-14 on 6170! Most likely this be KOREA
NORTH, VOK with PBS relay to Europe as per Arnulf`s B-20 schedule
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)``

Oct 25 - Heard VOK at 1225, on 6170.08 (Glenn's measurement is
probably more accurate) // 6185.0 (which now blocks CHBC/China
reception); both with fair reception here on the West Coast. Ron
Howard`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 12035, Oct 26 at 1448, weak music and goes off by 1449.
Nothing scheduled but my informed theory is: VOT English at 1330-1425
failed to turn off reactivated 12035, and change frequency for Kazakh
at 1430-1500 as now B-20 scheduled on 9505. Same thing has happened
previously. Something`s always erroneous at Emirler (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2057 monitoring: confirmed UT
Monday October 26 at 0030 on WRMI 7730, VG here on WNW beam.

Also confirmed UT Mon Oct 26 at 0130 on WRMI 7780, good at UTwente to
the NE.

Also confirmed UT Mon Oct 26 at 0230 on WRMI 7780, S8/S9+5 at UTwente
where // 5800 is JBA, but S9+10 VG into Bonaire TWR KiwiSDR to the
SSE. Also confirmed on WRN webcast, already shifted one UT hour later

Also confirmed UT Mon Oct 26 starting at 0308.4 on Area 51 webcast,
preceding show running late. Also on WBCQ 6159.94v, S9/+10 at 0329
check direct.

Also confirmed UT Mon Oct 26 at 0330 on WRMI 9955, JBA carrier less
than the pulse jamming here, but S9/+5 at Bonaire with jamming
detectable only during fades. Next:

NOTE that previous previews missed the 1-hour-later timeshift already
in effect for IRRS. Tentative HFCC confirms and also shows new ACI
from 7295 CRI English westward from Urumqi. Vietnam still on 7280.

1901vUT Monday IRRS 7290 Bulgaria to WNW, 594-Italy
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
0330 UT Tuesday WRMI 5800 to SSE
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
2200 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 to SSE [jammed?] [NEW]
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

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

Contributions to support these non-commercial services may
be sent via PayPal to woradio at yahoo.com -
not necessarily in US funds

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

** U S A. 9955, Oct 26 at 0400, WRMI is still off, closing now after
WOR, but supposedly stays on all day instead of missing 9395.

9955, Monday Oct 26 at 1455, is still on S9+10 with TOMBS // 9455.
Ditto at 1715 check. 9395 had been nothing but TOMBS or SMTV all day
long, so no loss or gain here.

9395, Oct 26 at 1450, this WRMI is making a comeback after several
days down: S7-S9 open carrier with weak tone. Off at 1715 check.

At 1450 I also have extremely distorted spurblobs circa 9441 and 9486,
but can`t relate them to 9395, 9455 or any Cuban. Not there at 1715
check, Possibly a local device (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 7490.003, Oct 26 at 0548, surprised to find gospel huxter in
English, way later than WBCQ is scheduled, not BS // TOMBS on 7570
WRMI; and too close to on-frequency for Monticello. O, in B-20 HFCC,
WHRI has 7490, 250 kW, 47 degrees at 0430-0600, so now it`s a 3-way
timeshare with WBCQ and WWCR --- soon to be WBCQ`s, but what callsign
will apply to Furman?? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 13650-13655-13660, Oct 26 at 1415, DRM noise on WINB`s new
hybrid frequency for B-20, 1200-1700 M-F, ex 15745-15750-15755. The
lower half is not traditional DRM noise but secret data stream
probably involving high-speed stock trading (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** VENEZUELA. 6906.1-RCUSB, Oct 26 at 0339, straining to hear ROCV via
Bonaire SDR, can only detect a JBA carrier by USB tuning offset
slightly below (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1736 UT October 26

 

Glenn Hauser logs October 24-25, 2020  View Printable Version 
Sunday, October 25 2020

Hauser
** CUBA. 6100, Sunday October 25 at 0720, RHC in weekly Esperanto
still here - tho missing last week per wb. S9+20 with hum. Something`s
always wrong at RHC. B-20 changes not there for a couple weeks, post
timezone shift in a week, as a Running Dog of Yanqui Imperialism,
coördinated with USA (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** EAST TURKISTAN. 5959.923v: See NETHERLANDS [non] and TURKEY

** FRANCE. 7245, Oct 25 at 0620, Qur`an at S7-S8, something new next
to 7255 Nigeria. HFCC B-20 shows it`s RFI this hour, 500 kW at 170
degrees, multilingual across Africa. But I cannot believe RFI would be
Qur`aning. ALGERIA would be, but B-20 scheduled this hour only on 6105
for Issoudun relay, plus own imaginaries (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** JAPAN [non]. 6165, Oct 25 at 0625, M&W in Arabic, S9/+10. It`s NHK
via FRANCE this semihour, 500 kW at 140 degrees (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** NETHERLANDS [non]. 5960, Oct 24 at *2359 shortly after TURKEY has
closed, fortunately, rather than another spurious hour in German,
which they have not done lately; Nauen carrier for The Mighty farty
KBC weekly UT Sunday 00-02 to NAm has come on, making LAH with
Xinjiang PBS, Urumqi, now scheduled to start at 2330, and always
off-frequency minus. In AMSynch mode, UTwente SDR locates that on
5959.923v, and stays locked to it rather than Nauen closer to 5960.00;
levels are roughly equal. I was hearing XPBS as early as 2356 when
Turkey went off and unseemed Mandarin until 2358; at 0000, 5+1
timesignal as KBC is also signing on. At 0006 October 25 I check
direct reception here and hear only KBC, so that`s what matters to
them (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. UNIDENTIFIED: 6925-USB, Oct 25 at 0007, weak S3-S5
pirate music. More logs of this as unID, no guesses:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,73315.0.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS. 12055, Oct 25 at 1352, S7-S9 tonal
language. B-20 USAGM via TINian now scheduled 1330-1430 in
Myanmarianese. WEWN Spanish not on 12050 yet till 5970 change at
1400.

9390, Oct 25 at 1402, weak Chinese? No longer Thailand in English here
which has moved to 9940; HFCC shows 9390 this hour be USAGM in zho =
Chinese via TINIAN (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** ROMANIA. RRI B-20 scheduling checked ASAP UT Oct 25, tuning UTwente
for English to North America one hour later: 0105, VG S9+30 on 7325 &
6130; 0452 at Maine SDR: 6020 VG and 7410 good but latter with noise
out to 7405 and 7415, residual Cuban jamming? (Glenn Hauser, OK WOR)

** TURKEY. 5960, Oct 24 at 2344, VOT English to NAm has already made
B-20 seasonal change to 2300 on 5960 instead of 2200 on 9830. HFCC
seasons nominally start at 0100 UT Sundays, but it`s already Oct 25 in
Turkey --- first log of the season! Via UTwente SDR, Turkish music at
S9+10/20; 2349 ID, more music; 2354 YL canned sign-off as if it were
still A-20 at 1230 on 15450!! A bit more IS and now I can hear CCI
making a LAH from off-frequency-minus Xinjiang PBS Urumqi, East
Turkistan, land of cultural genocide by the ChiCom imperialists
against the Uyghurs. Continued at NETHERLANDS [non] (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** TURKEY. 6125, Oct 25 at 0403, VOT English to W North America
confirmed at new B-20 time and frequency, news to 0405, then that
COVID-19 PSA and music. Checked via Maine SDR, where there is noise in
the 6120-6130 range, presumed still Cuban jamming against Martí which
finishes 6125 in B-20 at 0400, too close for comfort! 0400 is the
final repeat of the original now 1330 UT VOT English; make that
``olds``.

Speaking of which, Oct 24 circa 1323, had a JBA carrier on the last
day of the real 15450 broadcast from 1230. Oct 25 at 1352, B-20
reactivation of 12035 from 1330 bears JBA music, not enough yet; aimed
for Europe but we be directly beyond (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2057 monitoring: not checked Sat
Oct 24 at 2300 on WRMI 7780, since sked shows without notice it has
been replaced.

Confirmed UT Sunday October 25 at 0324 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, MO, S9+20
direct, about 8 minutes into so started circa 0316. Next:

0030 UT Monday WRMI 7730 to WNW
0130 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE, 5800 to SSE
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 6160v Area 61 to WSW
0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
1800vUT Monday IRRS 7290 Bulgaria to WNW, 594-Italy
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
0330 UT Tuesday WRMI 5800 to SSE
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
2200 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 to SSE [jammed?] [NEW]
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

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

Contributions to support these non-commercial services may
be sent via PayPal to woradio at yahoo.com -
not necessarily in US funds

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

** U S A. 5085, UT Sun Oct 25 at 0017, WTWW-2 starting `TOUTA`,
distorted as usual here but this week I bring up the $ tereo webcast.
Bob Heil is playing recordings of deceased colleagues` performances,
including some pre-echo audible during a pause, which means it`s
print-thru on a reel-to-reel tape. 0048 as soon as some applause
start, WTWW hastily cuts to ID and back to rock music, whew! Enough of
that theatre organ stuff (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 5945, Oct 25 at 1356 and 1448, JBA carrier as I am
hunting for RNZI in B-20. HFCC shows something from UZBEKISTAN for Pan
American [sic] Broadcasting, like Tony Alamo? at 13-14 but on day 7 =
Saturday only and this is Sunday (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6170.090, Oct 25 at 1355 and still 1448, JBA
off-frequency carrier as I hunt for RNZI, which I later find from 1259
has moved from 6170 to 6115 as of October 26. Tentative B-20 HFCC even
shows Bangladesh at 13-14 on 6170! Most likely this be KOREA NORTH,
VOK with PBS relay to Europe as per Arnulf`s B-20 schedule (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1915 UT October 25

 

Glenn Hauser logs October 24, 2020  View Printable Version 
Saturday, October 24 2020

Hauser
** SWEDEN. (17.2 kHz VLF), it`s United Nations Day, Oct 24, 2020, and
time for another broadcast of SAQ in Grimeton, Sweden, 200 kW via the
historic Alexanderson Alternator.

https://alexander.n.se/saq-grimeton-transmission-on-october-24th-2020/?lang=en

I know I can`t get it direct, so monitor the event via their live
YouTube stream which was to start at 1430 UT. After breakfast, I bring
it up at 1449. A woman MC is speaking but we can`t hear a word she
says, drowned out by the huge noises of the machinery. And there is no
captioning. Perhaps in Swedish so I could not understand her anyway.
But as a camera wanders around, we have great views in the hall, not
only of the AA but associated stuff, huge control panels with lots of
switches and meters. At 1451, we can barely hearsee a test
transmission as the relays are clicking and flashing, VVV DE SAQ.

1453, a man is talking but again unhearable; at 1454 a full test ID,
VVV VVV VVV DE SAQ SAQ SAQ. 1456, camera goes outside for a quieter
view of the antenna towers, 1457 back inside, still noisy. The few
people in the hall are not masked, but some are wearing ear mufflers.

1500, the official transmission starts as we see the operator keying
with his right hand. Cannot hear it! But sporadic views of the readout
on a nearby laptop. Website says ``We are proud to announce that this
year’s message has been composed by Anders Tegnell – Chief
Epidemiologist Public Health Agency of Sweden.`` I notice one error in
the display, missing a dit, ``ewidemiologist``. This runs until 1509.
Of course he is warning about COVID-19.

Disappointingly, at no time during the broadcast could we see any
motion by the AA, just its huge black casing. Noise starts to
diminish; 1511 finally we have a view of AA shafts still spinning,
running down? Some of these look cupric, while exteriors are all
painted black. 1511.5 a bell rings. 1512 can overhear a bit of
conversation in Swedish, again at 1516. 1518 noise finally stops
completely, turned off.

A concert of song by soprano and keyboard accompaniment has been
scheduled for 1520. At 1527 several audience members start to take
their seats --- do not see any masks. MC speaks off-mike. Mike for
singer appears to be for PA in the very echoey hall, not direct
connect to camera, so we are picking them up out of the loudspeakers,
never a good idea. Most of the songs seem to be in Swedish, but at
1545, one in English which I still cannot understand. YT shows only
400 viewing, but declining toward 300 as time goes on. Music ends at
1558; back outside at 1559 for another view of the towers and a
fountain; finishes at 1601*. I assume this sesquihour
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OErGFaT1esI
will remain available indefinitely for later audioviewing, just like
the previous half-sesquihour from July 5, 2020 which then started
autoplaying unbidden.

Meanwhile I was observing the live ``top chat`` sidebar, indicating
lots of people were trying to hear 17.2 kHz, some successfully, or at
least via UTwente. A few selected items:

``Pop Tibi​: yes the frequency drifts a bit, depending on the load on
the alternator's driving motor

David J.C. CORTVRIENT​: NO MASKS 😬 be carrefull PLEASE

David Newkirk: ​Long live the UN! Long live SAQ!
David Newkirk​: Karl-Arne: How much mains power v VLF output?
David Newkirk​: Radio as Art, and now Art after Radio.

Glenn Hauser: ​Tnx for streaming this as far as Oklahoma. Hello, David
Newkirk

Phil Erickson​: @Glenn Hauser --- Thanks for decades of DX and SW
listening reports - still receiving through WOR. W1PJE

David Newkirk: ​Hi, Glenn!

World Heritage Grimeton Radio Station: ​Stay tuned for a concert with
live music, when Anna-Louise Ekman perform beautiful tones in the
transmitter hall. Later on, we will also start the laser art work
"Transmission". [I missed that!]

World Heritage Grimeton Radio Station: ​Due to the non working
microphone, Managing Director Camilla Lugnet´s speech will be posted
in the comments after the transmission.``

This ended just in time for me to catch Independent Lens, which I also
recommend if you can find it via PBS:

``Independent Lens - Feels Good Man #2202 - OETA WORLD - DESCRIPTION:
Follow artist Matt Furie, creator of the comic character Pepe the
Frog, as he begins an uphill battle to take back his iconic cartoon
image from those who use it for their own purposes [such as Alex
Jones]. Duration: 1:26:46`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2057 monitoring: slept thru Sat Oct
24 at 1130 on WRMI 9955 - did anyone hear it?

Confirmed, Sat Oct 24 at 1318 the 1300 on WRMI 15770, S9+10 but with
hum, and modulation rather than signal seems to be fading down at
times. Next:

1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
2300 UT Saturday WRMI 7780 to NE
0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315; as late as 0400]
0030 UT Monday WRMI 7730 to WNW
0130 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE, 5800 to SSE
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 6160v Area 61 to WSW
0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
1800vUT Monday IRRS 7290 Bulgaria to WNW, 594-Italy
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
0330 UT Tuesday WRMI 5800 to SSE
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
2200 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 to SSE [jammed?] [NEW]
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

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** U S A. 9395, I have not yet rechecked this WRMI myself, fortunately
not affecting WOR, but on the WOR iog October 24:

``Subject: [WOR] WRMI 9395 kHz Update ---- As posted to the WRMI FB
page: "0530 UTC Friday October 23 - Update on WRMI Transmitter 6 (9395
kHz). Our engineers repaired the capacitor problem and we were able to
get the transmitter back on the air. Unfortunately it appears that the
power surge which caused the initial problem also damaged something in
the modulator section, which means the audio is extremely distorted.
They are continuing to track down that problem. In the meantime, we
are moving the programs that are normally on 9395 kHz from 2200-0100
UTC over to the nearby frequency of 9455 kHz, and we are extending our
schedule on 9955 kHz to 1200-0400 UTC." -- Richard Langley``

Bob Biermann, GA, replies: ``I have been on the phone, and this one is
not going to be easy to fix. Many of the parts are no longer
available, and it may take a reworking of the audio section. For those
that think that these units are easy to fix, or can be affordably
replaced, they can’t. This type of problem may take a few days to a
few weeks to resolve`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 4980, Oct 24 at 0535, no trace of WRMI, and not for some
time, I realize as I ponder the JBA carrier on 5040. Altho not on its
skedgrid, WRMI had been running 4980 QRP, maybe exciter only,
sometimes with music modulation detected (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5085, Oct 24 at 0533, WTWW-2 with S9+40 of dead air, along
with JBA parasitic spurs about 5072 & 5098 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 5040, Oct 24 at 0534, JBA carrier in absence of RHC
which has been off all evening. May be same one heard at 0030 which
could have been India, but certainly not now. Not Vanuatu either.
Possibly RHC with exciter only of a few watts; some utility; or who
knows? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1839 UT October 24

 

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