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Glenn Hauser logs February 20-21, 2020  View Printable Version 
Friday, February 21 2020

Hauser
** CHINA. 7255, Feb 21 at 1337, Russian discussion mentioning some
Chinese names. Chances are high that any Russian heard on SW will be
from CRI --- certainly not from Russia! --- and indeed this is, an
hour via Shijiazhuang site, 500 kW at 37 degrees, thUSward (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 15369.23, Feb 20 at 2340, JBA carrier as RHC continues way
off-frequency for the tenth day; VP propagation now, but earlier in
afternoon normally inbooms. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** ERITREA. 7140, Feb 21 at 0426, constant JBA carrier, presumed VOBME
but nothing on their other frequency 7180 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** GERMANY [non]. 15215, Feb 21 at 1608 tune-in to yearly Radio
Öömrang broadcast via FRANCE --- discussion mostly in Frisian, some
high German, and brief intros in English at 1626 and 1628. Longer
outro in English at 1658 with contact info and credits, and to be
heard again on 21 Feb 2021; 1659:30 to open carrier and off 1700*.
First checked on home receiver, then on remotes in eastern USA, with
VG reception. I was distracted during closing but did not hear a
mention of the DRM repeat supposedly 48 hours later same frequency and
time (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA [and non]. 640, Feb 21 at 1319 UT and still 1330, dead air
from KWPN Moore, as happens frequently; vs fast SAH and CCI probably
led by KFI, which without KWPN at night would have a clear shot into
OK (Glenn Hauser, Enid, WOR)

** SAO TOME. 7255.0, Feb 21 at 0427, uncertain African language S9-S7,
0429 mbira song, 0430 hilife music. This hour is VOA Zimbabwe service
a.k.a. Studio 7, mixture of Shona, Ndebele and a little English (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TAIWAN [non]. 9490, Feb 21 at 0106, no signal from Issoudun, and
maybe no jamming either yet; tho registered to start at 0100 with RMI
programming, i.e. Radio República --- but I think that only apply once
CubAmerican DST be in effect from March 9.

Checking because RTI has publicized that it will experiment with
revived Spanish broadcasts UT Feb 23-26 at 0100-0130 on 9490, site not
specified but surely FRANCE. And again at 0300-0330 on 9500, because
jamming and R.R. will still be on 9490 at that time. Voluntarily
picking a frequency ever subject to Cuban jamming is foolish, as it
may well extend beyond the ``necessary`` hours [see TURKEY].

Sure enough at 0157 recheck, jamming is already running on 9490, and
the ISS carrier cuts on just in time at *0159:39, but any programming
to follow is inaudible under jamming. Propagation from Europe is
degraded anyway now, K-index 4 at 0300 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 5960, Feb 20 at 2346, VOT English made it on air today, but
now wrapping up with canned totally wrong A-19 English schedule, as I
have previously explained in detail; which usually plays at sign-on.
Something`s always awkward at Ankara (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 6125, Feb 21 at 0400, Cuban noise jamming against Radio
Martí is still running altho RM has just closed this frequency as
always (and no longer separate TV Martí soundtrack, right?). Cannot
detect VOT English to western N America as scheduled, until 0405
starts to become audible under jamming but unusable. No better at
0435, still heavy jamming atop VOT music(?).

This is absolutely self-defeating, of all possible frequencies picking
one right next timewise to Cuban jamming; could be on 6120 or 6130
both of which are open tho also adjacent frequency-wise. Plenty of
other open spaces on band. I also wonder if 6125 VOT transmission be
as erratic as 5960 one five hours earlier (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 7178-LSB, Feb 21 at 1342, net in unknown language, mostly
strong signals, repeatedly discussing marijuana; occasional bits of
English; one guy with a rather melodic tone and prolonged vowels. One
call until 1351 sounds like KH0I#, last letter not clear. KH0`s are in
Saipan and Guam per ARRL lookup, but I think these are closer. Still
going at 1459 in contact with N4KH, VA6RB, and K0ADI?

N4KH is SPIKES JR, JAMES B, HUNTSVILLE, AL 35803-2095.
VA6RB is Roldan Gloria Bartolome, CALGARY, AB T3M 0S3 Canada
K0ADI is KITTLEMAN, ROD A, NIXA, MO 65714

At first I was guessing the language could be Indonesian? Or Tagalog?
Now I wonder if Chamorro, or a language around here, Marshallese.
Online searches for a net at this time on this frequency are
unsuccessful. Anyone know what this is? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2022 contents: Australia, Brasil,
Canada, China and non, Cuba and non, France, Germany, India,
Indonesia, Korea North & South, Kuwait, Madagascar, Malaysia, North
America, Oklahoma, Papua New Guinea, Sarawak non, Taiwan and non,
Turkey, UK, USA, Vanuatu; and the propagation outlook

WOR 2022 is available as of 0224 UT Friday February 21
(mp3 stream) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2022.m3u
(mp3 download) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2022.mp3

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

The shortwave broadcasts should be:

0900 UT Friday Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB
2300 UT Friday WRMI 9955
[usually starts with heavy jamming but maybe abates]
0130 UT Saturday WRMI 5850, 5010, 7780
1300 UT Saturday WRMI 15770
2030vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
0400vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0415]
2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780
0130 UT Monday WRMI 7780
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 9395
0400vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51
0430 UT Monday WRMI 9955
0900 UT Monday Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB
0930 UT Monday Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB [another episode]
1900vUT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania?
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780
0900 UT Wednesday Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 7780
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5890, Feb 21 at 0633, WWCR on again with S9+20 open carrier
at a time this frequency is supposed to be off; other three are
nominal: 5935 PMS S9+10-20. 4840 Infowars, 3215 TOMBS (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5085 & much weaker parasitic spurs about 5072 & 5097, Feb 21
at 1327, WTWW-2 is running rock music, so again has it stayed on all
night? You never know (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, Feb 21 from 0340:
531, 549, 558(2), 585, 612, 639, 693(2), 711, 747, 774(3? with audio
from Spain synchros), 837, 891, 936, 999, 1125, 1152, 1215(2), 1305.
Rather surprised to find a ``normal`` situation as K-index at 0300 was
4 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 2097.3, Feb 21 at 0627 and 1320 chex, single-letter
beacon A is on and audible every ten seconds (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1854 UT February 21

 

Glenn Hauser logs February 19-20, 2020  View Printable Version 
Thursday, February 20 2020

Hauser
** BRAZIL. 9666.012v, Feb 19 at 2310, Voz Missionária S6-S8 with song
presumably praiseworthy and then at 2313, ID in English! Claiming
frequencies are 9665, 5940 and 11750 from RVM Radio. Tnx for the
English, but they are woefully misinformed: NEVER on 9665 exactly nor
5940 --- It`s always off-minus, but now a JBA carrier in huge BS
splash from 5935 WWCR. And hasn`t been on 11750 for YEARS. It was
already deleted from WRTH 2018, maybe earlier. 11750 now occupied only
by RHC 11760 splash (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 11760, Feb 19 at 1921, RHC is S9 of dead air. Something`s
always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 9535, Feb 19 at 2323, RHC is S9 of dead air; while 9640 is
OK. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** MEXICO. 6185.703V, Feb 19 at 0433, XEPPM is S9+10/20 and just
barely modulated; someone had reported no modulation at all, which it
might as well be, totally useless (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. 960, Feb 9 at 1900 UT, quick ToH ID from KGWA Enid,
putting insignificant 100.9 translator first, and ``from the
Ladusau-Evans studios`` --- what?? KGWA has sold naming rights of
their studio to a local mortuary --- either that or they have axually
moved into the funeral home. How apropos, just in time for deadbeat
Fox ``News`` and Rush. BTW someone from Williams Broadcasting is
presenting a CCTV seminar February 21 at 1930-2030 UT in the campus
building of NWOSU Enid on entrepreneurship (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. ``Brad, Something very strange last night on 90.1, for at
least half an hour before and after 1 a.m. --- Brazilian popular
music, no announcements (tho I may have missed something at top of
hour), nice but certainly not classical WCPE --- was KUCO plugged into
a wrong satellite feed? Back to classical when I awoke briefly and
checked at 5:45. Regards, Glenn Hauser, Enid``

That`s about KUCO, 0700 and 1145 UT Feb 19; asking manager Brad
Ferguson about it, he replies:

``Hi Glenn, WCPE went into their emergency log last night, so
something failed somewhere in their chain. We have an emergency log
too, but it's classical. Go figure! BF``

Strange. This shows nothing out of ordinary around 2 am ET:
https://theclassicalstation.org/playing_wed.shtml
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 5960, Feb 19 at 2319 and 2348 chex, another night with NO
signal from VOT English to us. Something`s always erroneous at Emirler
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 417 kHz, Feb 19 at 0728 UT, ND beacon copied several times
as ``dit-dit, dit-dit-dah-dah``. That second one is not a letter in
our alfabet, but in the Russian as that ``yu`` letter looking like a
conjoined IO. Looking at the dxinfocenter and classaxe references on
417 and vicinity, I think it must be 25-watt IY in Charles City, Iowa,
which I have copied several times before, but now miskeyed just one
dah off from Y, which is dah-dit-dah-dah (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 420 kHz, Feb 19 at 0730, ND beacons FQ and PK mixing; and
when tuned to 418-USB I hear only FQ. Both 25 watts, FQ is in
Fairmont, Minnesota, and PK is Olathe - Herbb, Kansas. BTW, I don`t
try to report signal strength of NDBs as they are almost always JBA
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5332-CW, Feb 19 at 0436, CQ DE KI5AL K with several
repetitions, seems slowly hand-keyed, easy copy. I never can remember
the exact discrete frequencies forming the so-called ``60 meter``
hamband, but this must be one of them. ARRL.org shows

Jett, Herbert A, KI5AL, Seguin, TX 78155. And his profile at
https://www.qrz.com/lookup/ki5al
shows he is 74, a ham less than a year and only started CW a few
months ago (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 13852.062, Feb 19 at 1502, JBA spur from something, can it
be RHC? NO, I barely make a match with Radio Martí audio on 13820,
which is VG and well above the jamming. However there is a bit of
jamming splat out to here. This is nothing like the RHC spurs which
are huge distorted blobs --- not today! --- but rather a very weak
signal with OK modulation. OCB Grimesland is showing Bauta how to make
spurs!

Then I go looking for more and sure do find them: this one is 32.062
kHz plus 13820, so how about minus? There it is: 13787.942 measured
independently which would be minus 32.058 kHz, close enough. These are
axually second order, since I then find plus and minus ~16 kHz, and
multiples of that, not measured precisely: 13836, 13868, 13884, 13900;
and 13804, 13772, 13756, 13740. At 1552 I do measure one of them:;
13836.026.

13852 etc., Feb 19 at 1920 recheck, JBA spur carriers still detectable
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2021 monitoring: couldn`t check Wed
Feb 19 at 2100 on WRMI 7780 or 2200 on WBCQ 7490v; anybody hear
them?

Confirmed UT Thu Feb 20 at 0100 on WRMI 7780 -- only poor via UTwente
SDR.

WOR 2022 should be ready by early UT Feb 21:
http://www.worldofradio.com/audiomid.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 15770, Feb 19 at 1913, poor signal from SMTV via WRMI, only
once, no echo, during list of languages utilized. 5800 not echoing
either circa 2320 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 11644.2-USB, Feb 19 at 1620, weak 2-way in colloquial
Spanish, INTRUDERS (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0200 UT February 20, 2020

 

Glenn Hauser logs February 17-18, 2020  View Printable Version 
Wednesday, February 19 2020

Hauser

Adding frequency to this part of the WRMI SMTV echo report:

*Still* echoing a dodekahour later, on 5950, Feb 18 at 0723 but now about 8
seconds delayed --- hard to track with all the self-QRM, at close to
same modulation level.





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Glenn Hauser logs February 17-18, 2020  View Printable Version 
Wednesday, February 19 2020

Hauser
** ALGERIA [and non]. My cardio tunes only in 10-kHz steps, so no
serious TA/TP DXing, but certain frequencies suffer 1-kHz hets, from
obvious sources, Feb 18 at 0045 UT: 530, 550, 890: Algeria on 531,
549, 891; and 1000: from 999 likely Spain (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CANADA. 388-MCW kHz, Feb 18 at 0730 UT, dash and MM, 500-watt ND
Beacon at Fort McMurray, Alberta. It`s a surprisingly large town, so
far into the sub-Arctic northeast outback, over 66K population; due to
the oil boom, but on the decline since a fire. 2475 km from here =
1538 statute miles (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 15369.2, Feb 18 at 2307, JBA carrier, day 8 for RHC
off-frequency, but bad propagation; MUF must be about 13 MHz, as 13740
is also JBA carrier, yet undermodulated 11850 and distorted 11760 and
Portuguese 11700 are at normal biglevels. Something`s always wrong at
RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NEWFOUNDLAND. 2598-USB, Feb 18 at 0711, Roboyl with marine weather
in English, too weak vs noise level, once again before any are
scheduled on the CCG site, VCP Placentia via St. Lawrence not until
*0737 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA [and non]. Monday afternoon Feb 17 at 1930-1940 UT, while
finding nothing interesting on parked caradio MW bandscan, I decide to
check how many stations are overtly anti-American, broadcasting that
despicable hate-monger and stupid cigar-smoker Rush Limbaugh; no IDs
but I will add obvious connexions: 710-KGNC, 740-KRMG, 820-WBAP,
960-KGWA, 1000-KTOK, 1030-KBUF or KFAY JBA, 1150-KSAL, 1230-WBBZ,
1290-KWFS, 1330-KNSS. Only ten! Could be worse if he were on at night;
when C2CAM can be found all over the dial, seldom synchronized, plus
SW 6070 CFRX (Glenn Hauser, Enid, WOR)

** PERU. 5980, Feb 18 at 2351, JBA carrier from Radio Chaski vs
wall-of-noise Cuban jamming not against any Marti at this hour, until
autocutoff at 2352:40*, which is 10.5 seconds earlier than last check
5 days ago, Feb 13 until 2350.5*, i.e. averaging 2.1 seconds earlier
each night (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 5960, Feb 18 at 2301 and still 2344, no signal from VOT
English to us; something`s always erroneous at Emirler (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. 7290-LSB, Feb 18 at 1940, the ``72-90 Traffic
Net`` based in TX but also check-ins from OK; vs a constant AM carrier
but too weak to copy even on USB-only, presumably IRRS via Saftica,
Romania; which via UTwente is inboooming with `Wavescan` Tuesday at
1930, like WOR Mondays at 1901 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 15770, Feb 17 at 1933, SMTV via WRMI, and SMTV via WRMI
echoing one second later, double-audio feed, which has happened
before; makes it even more unlistenable than usual --- obviously
nohuman at Okeechobee nor SMTV HQ is monitoring the final output
product. So why should we?

*Still* echoing a dodekahour later, Feb 18 at 0723 but now about 8
seconds delayed --- hard to track with all the self-QRM, at close to
same modulation level.

*Still* echoing exactly 24 hours after first noted, Feb 18 at 1934 on
15770, even harder to outfigure until 1943 I upbring a bettersig via
UTwente, about 18 seconds apart! Just as they are reciting their
extensive schedule mentioning 15770 to Africa(? not Europe?).

How can a worldwide multi-platform broadcast make itself so boring?
The basic ethos of animal rights and vegan diets should go over well
with the enlightened, but multi-lingual bits on no reliable pattern,
often heavily accented when in English, and cultish devotion to their
Supreme Master are major turn-offs. I can`t remember anyone ever
submitting a monitoring report of SMTV dealing with its content over
any significant span.

Kai Ludwig has pointed out this in Wikipedia: ``Apparently "religious
broadcasting worldwide" would be a subject worth professional research
again, after three decades have passed:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ching_Hai_(spiritual_leader)
Already a number of interesting-looking references in hobby research
on this Taiwan-based cult``

Believe it or not, SMTV is mentioned only once in passing on that
page, as if it`s an insignificant part of her empire. And there are 63
footnote reference linx, many in Chinese, not Vietnamese.

By 2034 Feb 18, I am on the caradio like 25 hours earlier, where I get
much better reception of 15770 aimed NE so off the side here to the
NW, on the 2-foot antenna, than on home rig with 100-foot longwire.
Now Radio Tirana English relay is loud and clear, no echo.

5800, before 2300 Feb 18, during music not obviously doublefeed, but
2300 talk is again echoing about one second later. However, by 2345
during interminable recitation of cable TV or DTV suchannel outlets,
state by state, no echo (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** VANUATU. 5040, Feb 18 at 0728, VP S5-S7 trace of talk, presumed R.
Vanuatu now that Cuba is off. Before 0630 it`s on 7260, so far
untraced here but bears surveillance (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0032 UT February 19

 

Glenn Hauser logs Feb +16-17, 2020  View Printable Version 
Tuesday, February 18 2020

Hauser
** CUBA. 15369.22, Feb 16 at 2248, RHC Spanish distorted at S9+20.
Altho not checked yesterday, this should make the sixth day in a row
of such offfrequenciness. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 9329.237, Feb 17 at 0715, Spy number station bigsig is way
off-frequency (and WBCQ apparently finished testing at 0500). Note how
closely its offset matches that of 15370-minus RHC as heard now for
seven days in the afternoons; same transmitter? Something`s always
wrong at RadioCuba.

Ivo Ivanov, Bulgaria, also caught the offset: ``NUMBERS STATION Cuban
Spy HM01 on very odd freqs 9329.2 & 9064.2 kHz, February 17:
0700-0720 9329.2 BEJ 050 kW / Eu/Am Spanish Sun/Mon/Wed/Fri, not 9330
0730-0750 9329.2 BEJ 050 kW / Eu/Am Spanish Sun/Mon/Wed/Fri, not 9330
0800-0850 9064.2 BEJ 050 kW / Eu/Am Spanish Sun/Mon/Wed/Fri, not 9065
NO SIGNAL 9330.0 BCQ 250 kW / 270 deg WBCQ-6,test was till 05 UT
from 0900 on nominal 9240, but from 1000 on very odd 9154.2`` Does
this also infect many other HM01 broadcasts? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 15369.234, Feb 17 at 2134, RHC distorted Brazuguese still way
off-frequency for seventh day in a row; usual // 11880 is missing, and
15140 is already off. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

** U S A. 7340-7345-7350, Feb 16 at 2224, DRM noise continues from
Grimesland, presumably still Radio Martí only, at S9+20, while RM is
nearby in AM stronger, 7355 S9+40 and 7375 S9+30, both well over
jamming. No jamming detected vs DRM, but it might be hard to tell them
apart by sound rather than disrupting decoding. The DRM-capable
listenership in Cuba must be minuscule (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2021 monitoring: confirmed Sunday
February 16 at 2130 on WRMI 7780, fair on the portable PL-880.

Also confirmed UT Mon Feb 17 at 0130 on WRMI 7780, good S9, as always
cutting off Bob Zanotti who tries to squeeze in another ID just
prior.

Also confirmed UT Mon Feb 17 at 0230 via UTwente SDR, VG on WRMI 7780,
fair on 9395; and also coincidentally on WRN webcast.

Also confirmed UT Mon Feb 17 at 0400 on WBCQ-6 9330.0, while testing
with // 5130 Area 51 programming, VG here direct, and also checked
some KiwiSDRs: VG to Marahau, New Zealand, but inaudible to one in
Australia; nor heard in Japan; not good in Colombia, but good at
Pardinho, Brasil. VG at Rockport, Maine, surprisingly, supposedly too
close for skywave, but too far for groundwave? Maybe not with that
much power, or backscatter: 256 km = 159 stmi from Monticello, on the
south-central coast beyond Bangor.

Also confirmed UT Mon Feb 17 at 0430 on WRMI 9955: JBA in Colombia
where 9955 is usually VG, but much further away, VG in São Paulo with
no jamming audible. Rockport ME starts mixed with jamming but by 0443
under pulse jamming.

Not checked Mon 1901 on IRRS 7290; did anyone hear it? Next:

0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780
0900 UT Wednesday Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 7780
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 9330.0, Feb 16 at 2227, WBCQ-6, first noted with carrier at
1917, now testing // 7490+ WBCQ programming, this hour being `Marion`s
Attic`, much better than we ever get it on 7490. Seemed to stay with
this audio source, including `Encore` classical music amid hour at
0129 UT Mon Feb 17 check, only S8-S9; and TOMBS at various times after
0200. That block ends at 0400, and just as I dared to hope, then
switched to // 5130 Area 51, just in time for WORLD OF RADIO! q.v.
Wish they had to ``test`` more often. By Monday afternoon, Feb 17,
Arabic from World`s Last Chance Radio is back (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 9395, Feb 16 at 2230, WRMI not in RAE Italian, scheduled
this hour M-F on System G, but an oldie, ``The Men in My Little Girl`s
Life``; 2233 IDs by BB and JW, ``remembering generations of great
music`` says Bob and more of it. Does not axually call this on air
``Oldies``. Skedgrid shows on Sat & Sun, and // 7780, Oldies at
2200-2230 but `Walking in Power` at 2230 = no-show. I wondered if like
RAE Spanish, Italian would also repeat on weekends (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** U S A. re: ``414 kHz, Feb 15 at 0732, ND beacon SD, which is 40
watts from Sioux City, Iowa; was tuned to 412-USB (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)``

HI Glenn - I'm thinking, unless something has changed up there, that
beacon ID should be "SU". Near Salix IA, there has been an NDB there
for a long time called "Salix", IDing as SU (the Airport and Vortac
are SUX). It is/was the LOM for Rwy 31 at Sioux City Gateway, the
scene of the famous United Flight 232 landing years ago. 73, - rb``

Yes, thanks to Rick Barton, AZ; I did log it as SU, made typo in
reporting it (Glenn Hauser, WOR)

** U S A [non]. Correxion: Radio Coro is in Venezuela, not Cuba!

780, Feb 16 at 0814 UT, I happen to awaken, too late or in time for
the KKOH Reno 50 kW ND DX test starting at 0800? I get a good null on
WBBM, but nothing heard except Spanish music. Others say this was
Radio Coro, Venezuela, and KKOH did test, but when did it stop? Shux
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 840, Feb 17 at 0331 UT, WHAS KY is off, so now the station
which must be nulled is KVJY in the RGV, Spanish gospel music from the
south. KVJY can normally be heard in WHAS null and/or QRMing it. I
listen carefully for the next quarter-hour but hear only traces of
somethings else; expect CMHW Cuba to be the main one, indeed some
other talk in Spanish at 0344; and at 0340 could almost imagine it was
Kriyol language, i.e. 4VEH Haiti.

Many tnx to Chris Gay, for more than an hour`s advance notice to the
WOR iog, which I soon forwarded to the major MW groups:

``840 WHAS Louisville says they will go off the air "for a short time"
for tower maintenance at 10:30 PM ET Sunday (Feb. 16). Chris KU4A``.
Some others monitored the free-of-WHAS hole until it resumed at 0435
UT (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0022 UT February 18

 

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