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Glenn Hauser logs May 21-22-23, 2020  View Printable Version 
Saturday, May 23 2020

Hauser
NOTE: storm with high winds up to 80 mph blew thru Enid about 0845 UT
May 22; tree limbs down, power brown- and blackouts repeatedly but
then stayed on here. When we reawoke after sunrise, found Suddenlink
cable and internet out, and must have been widespread. Automated reply
by phone said they were working on it, but remained out all day and
into next night. One cable box retained last frame from a channel with
time label converting to 1402 UT.

Meanwhile, we also found that main direxional rooftop TV antenna was
blown down. Later, surprised to find most of the OKC signals 100 km
away were still being received from its random position where it
landed on the roof! The main SW/MW longwire survived, but not much
time for monitoring with other repairs and cleanup to be done.

We were lucky as thousands of other Enidians were without power all
day including businesses circa downtown Enid, traffic signals here and
there.

https://www.enidnews.com/news/updated-storms-knock-out-power-to-thousands-in-enid-area-damage-trees-structures/article_4259d2e4-9c51-11ea-a362-9fb7d45d9ae5.html

Here at WOR HQ, cable and internet resumed sometime during the
night/early morning of Saturday May 23 (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, WOR)

** ALGERIA [non]. 6125, May 22 at 0529, Qur`an from RTA via FRANCE, no
self jamming vs storm noise from Kansas, and no signal on 7295, but:

7295, *0530 May 22 cuts on with open carrier at S9/+10, no beepery
here either --- presumed, or could have been a hAM.

9620, May 23 at 0604, Qur`an also JBA tonebeeps, Issoudun-imposed on
frequency used this hour only (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CHINA. CNR1 jamming survey, May 21 from 1323 tuning down from
13300:

12880, first one found, poor in Chinese;
12820, another here;
12190, poor vs CODAR;
11440, JBA carrier;
11070, JBA carrier;
10960, S6-S9;
10820, S2-S5 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 6100, May 23 at 0542, RHC English instead S9/+10 of dead air;
others remain modulable, 6145, strongest 6060, and weakest 6000, while
5040 is in wrong language this hour, Spanish. Something`s always wrong
at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 9805, May 23 at 0603, noise jamming here despite OCB on this
frequency only at 10-13 UT! Typical incompetence/wastage of the
DentroCuban Jamming Command. Altho RM frequency usage is needlessly
complex, once set, they stick to it and don`t even try to surprise the
jammers by running out-of-schedule (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** MALI. 15125, May 23 at 1730 S5-S7 African language, Hausa? No,
Swahili scheduled from CRI Bamako relay (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6925-USB, May 23 at 0024, quick check of pirate band
finds Elvis? here at S6-S8. O, it`s the Roy Orbison tribute from Texas
Radio Shortwave. Many more reports here:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,67385.0.html
including someone else noting he sounded like Elvis at 0024. Wish I
could have heard more of it (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 12000-AM, May 23 at 1553, routine bandscan
encounters urgent screed from Josiah, usual ``pushing-it`` modulation
on new daytime frequency, S7-S8 for anti-Christ pirate Station YHWH.
Trace still JBA at 1734 check. Did not seem off-frequency to me, but
Harold Frodge, MI, also notes: ``Weak carrier detectable here at 1708
with imaginary level audio. Carrier seems to center about 11999.8``
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SPAIN [and non]. 12030, 11940, 11670, 9690, May 21 at 1845, all
four REE frequencies are on and modulating, in quick UTwente SDR
check. 9690 has some heavy ACI, presumably CRI Bulgarian via Kunming
on 9695 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 2035)

** TURKEY. 9830, May 22 at 2200 & 2226 chex, NO signal from VOT
English to us; nor RTTY. Something`s always erroneous at Emirler
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2035 contents: Albania and non,
Anguilla and non, Antarctica, Australia, Bangladesh and non,
Bougainville and non, Canada, China, Congo, Congo DR, Finland,
Germany, Greece, Iran and non, Italy non, Korea North non, Korea
South, Madagascar, México, New Zealand, North America and non, Papua
New Guinea, Perú, Puerto Rico, Sarawak non, South Carolina non, Spain,
Sudan, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Turkey, USA, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Zanzibar;
and the propagation outlook

WOR 2035 is available as of UT Friday May 22
(mp3 stream) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2035.m3u
(mp3 download) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2035.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 3210-USB
2200 UT Friday WRMI 9955 [jammed] to SSE
0130 UT Saturday WRMI 5850 to NW, 5010 to S, 7780 to NE
0900 UT Saturday Unique Radio NSW 3210-USB
1130 UT Saturday WRMI 9955 [jammed] to SSE
1300 UT Saturday WRMI 15770 to NE
1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315]
0300 UT Sunday WRMI 5800 to SSE
0900 UT Sunday Unique Radio NSW 3210-USB
0130 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 or 6160v to WSW
0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955 [jammed] to SSE
0900 UT Monday Unique Radio NSW 3210-USB
1800vUT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania? to WNW, 594-Italy
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

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

Thanks this week for financial support from William Hassig, Mount
Prospect IL, who sent a contribution via PayPal to woradio at
yahoo.com PayPal not necessarily US funds as they will convert.

One may also contribute by MO or check in US funds on a US bank to:
Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702 (Glenn Hauser, May 22, WOR)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2035 monitoring: confirmed first WRMI
broadcast, Friday May 22 at 2200 on 9955, very poor weak signal vs
pulse jamming. No better at 2226 check.

Also confirmed UT Sat May 23 at 0130 on WRMIs: after ABF in Spanish
and BB ID, poor in storm noise on 5010; VP altho with noise reads S9
on 7780; VG as usual on 5850 aimed thisaway, S9+20/30.

Also barely confirmed Sat May 23 at 1305 & 1325 chex, on WRMI 15770,
sounds like my voice but totally unreadable. Slightly better to
Bulgaria as Ivo Ivanov reports:

``Weak signal of World of Radio#2035 via WRMI-9, May 23
1300-1330 on 15770 RMI 100 kW / 044 deg to WeEu English Sat

https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2020/05/weak-signal-of-world-of-radio2035-via.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zj8XFvzCSi8&feature=youtu.be
73! Ivo Ivanov`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5130 & 6160, May 22 at 2356 just before `AAAWWW` on WBCQ, no
signals yet on these frequencies, but 7490 is VG with FKB preacher
mis-wrapping up as usual with plug for his later broadcasts on wrong
WINB frequency, ``9625`` instead of 9265, Saturday at 9 pm ET; and on
WWRB Sun 8 pm on 3215 --- tho last week they had finally made the
summer shift to 5050, as yet unconfirmed here:

[``WWRB, Morrison, Tennessee, 5050, May 17, 0151, EE with religious
program from Challenge Ministries International until 0156, ID at 0157
"This is Radio Station WWRB, Manchester, Tennessee", into filler
gospel music selection; 44444 (JRC NRD-535D; antenna 45m longwire with
9:1 Unun) (Robert Butterfield, Columbia, MD, USA``), WOR iog]

7490, UT Sat May 23 at 0000, WBCQ starts `AAAWWW` with WTO and
interjexions. Good signal on this one direct. Opens about Planet Earth
spinning at 1000 mph and hope we don`t fall off. Huh? Isn`t it flat?
Discussing the different mikes he and Angela are using. Last Saturday
found a puddle of water in the kitchen when a faucet failed in the
54-year-old house. After purchasing various non-standard parts, he
fixed it altho hates plumbing. Angela is beautiful tonight, and
X-rated briefly, tease tease. Super-station ``crapped out`` a couple
days ago (that must have been when I found 9330 AWOL, May 20 at 2218).
More below.

Says quadri-casting tonight, also on 6160, 5130, 3265, e-mail
reception reports wanted. Belch. Discussing benefits of vegan diet
especially with meat prices going up. Avoid ``goo-foods``. Fresh
chicken eggs are so much better than store-bought. 0018 interrupted by
phone call from someone complaining about calling him. Allan says 78%
of Americans are overweight, and 40% of those are obese, a bad
situation. Angela starts railing against China for COVID-19; Allan
warns not to buy into conspiracy theories.

After a quick pirate-band tune at 0024, I check the other WBCQs at
0025: 6159.93V is on fairly with Iran 6160.00 het for another day or
two; 5130 is VP in noise, and 3265 as usual inaudible. 0028 Allan says
they have just now completed their 14 days of self-quarantine; but
he`s been busy, such as installing a new 200-pound modulation
transformer in the 780 AM station. 0031 Freddy calls in while on
``pump duty`` and that`s enough for me. Larry Will lasted a bit
longer:

``Glenn, to augment what I anticipate are John Carver's notes about
tonight's broadcast of "Allan and Angela Weiner Worldwide" on WBCQ,
here are my notes: 5/23, 0000 UT. 3265 poor, 5130 fair/good, 6160 very
good, 7490 excellent. Disappointing show, started okay, but quickly
devolved into ridiculous politics and covid conspiracy theories,
stereotypical right wing bashing, and trump ass-licking. Content was
so distasteful that we tuned out about 40 minutes in.
Lw`` --- and here from John Carver:

``Tonight's AAWWW show started on time on 7490, 6160 and 5130. Allan
says they are on 3265 also but I can't pull a signal there. Allan and
Angela in the studio. Opening talk about a plumbing emergency at the
studio and how he dealt with it. He announced early on that the
superstation had crapped out this past week and then got sidetracked
as usual talking about how beautiful Angela was. Then he got onto diet
and Allan commented that hamburger was selling for seven dollars a
pound in upper Maine.

Phone call at 0019 from a very angry man who accused Allan of blowing
up his phone and wanted him to stop. Then back to health and how the
virus was affecting it. Then Angela said out of the blue that we
should cut China out of everything and Allan, while agreeing with her
to a point, tried to soften what she said.

Phone call at 0031 from Freddie and then things turned political with
lots of Trump talk. Another phone call at 0046 about regulations
affecting churches being relaxed. Finally gets back to the
superstation at 0049 but goes off on a bit of a tangent again.
Eventually back to the superstation; Allan says their quarantine
finally ended and they could visit the superstation.

He said that the new antenna went down last Wednesday. Allan and
Angela climbed up inside the antenna tower and went from level to
level checking things out. Didn't notice anything wrong so had someone
in the building fire up the transmitter at low power and they listened
and watched. Allan could hear something arcing and they started
climbing down checking each level again. Finally Allan could see
"lightning" below him and decided the problem was on the first level.
They shut down the transmitter and moved down. Had them start again at
even lower power and could see and hear the problem. A grounding plug
has several "fingers" which make contact and something had caused them
to arc and they were now all melted off. Allan had all the people
working at the superstation come to the antenna tower and the entire
crew along with Allan and Angela worked for better than eight hours to
clean the area up and fashion new "fingers" from material that they
had at the station. He said it didn't cost them anything but time to
repair the problem. He stops the tale there to give us the closing
prayer at 0058 and the program was off the air at 0100. John Mid-North
Indiana`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 17775-, May 21 at 1834, still no signal from KVOH, two days
after Ray hoped a component would be repaired (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD
OF RADIO 2035)

** U S A. 17775-, May 23 at 1520, still no signal, having reached
another Saturday when in English and `Wavescan` should be airing.

The only other signals, JBA on band are 17815, presumed WHRI weekends
only, and 17615+ Qur`an, far Sa`udi Arabia. KVOH is approaching ten
days off. Still no 17775 at 1728.

No HF sporadic E to boost it? Yes, there is Es on hamband just above,
18130-USB, op who is becoming a fixture, KW6J/7 in AZ just as he is
ending a contact at 1548 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5072.005 & 5097.993, May 23 at 0556, very weak parasitic
spurs out of 5085 WTWW-2 with rock music still on at S9+40/50!,
measured at slightly different offsets than before, which were approx.
12.9 kHz above and below, now much closer to 13.0. Did Ted touch them
up? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 9378-9392, May 23 at 0607, S9+20 9385 WEWN Mother Angelica
lexuring, but outsplattering with peaks plus and minus ~7 kHz. Rarely
this transmitter so strong; mid-night HF sporadic E? (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

This report despatched at 1904 UT May 23

 

Glenn Hauser logs May 20-21, 2020  View Printable Version 
Thursday, May 21 2020

Hauser
** SPAIN. 11940, May 20 at 2219, dead air from REE, just like
yesterday, while 9690 is VG, 12030 fair with modulation, but 11670
without a signal. I would not be surprised if 11940 have been dead for
entire transmission spans today and/or yesterday, 1800-0200.

Congrats to Antonio Buitrago, who has received this honor:

https://gruporadioescuchaargentino.wordpress.com/2020/05/16/antonio-buitrago-director-de-radio-exterior-de-espana-premio-nacional-de-radio-2020/
He also does the Spanish DX program, but perhaps he should pay a bit
more attention to whether Noblejas be doing its job. As always,
critiques will be moderated if COVID-19 can be reasonably blamed
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 9830, May 20 at 2216, VOT English is on at S7-S9 but
undermodulated. Something`s erroneous at Emirler; but no RTTY anyway
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2034 monitoring: confirmed Wednesday May 20
from 2100:20 on WBCQ 7490.03v, VP S6-S8 across daypath.

Also confirmed UT Thursday May 21 at 0100 on WRMI 7780, VG via Maine
SDR near the boresight.

Next WOR 2035 should be ready by early UT Friday May 22, first WRMI
broadcast at 2200 on 9955 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 9330, May 20 at 2218 check, no signal from the WBCQ
SuperStation. Normally weak at this hour awayward, but totally off now
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0151 UT May 21

 

Glenn Hauser logs May 19-20, 2020  View Printable Version 
Wednesday, May 20 2020

Hauser
** ALGERIA [non]. 7295, May 20 at 0548, S9+10/20, RTA in unQur`an
Arabic, and *no* self-QRM beepery via FRANCE; whenever logging this,
please note whether there is or is not that anomaly.

Another anomaly noted by Ivo Ivanov, Bulgaria: ``FRANCE NO SIGNAL of
Telediffusion d'Algerie via TDF Issoudun, May 20. 0400-0459 on 6050
ISS 500 kW / 162 deg to CEAf open carrier plus tx TWEET -- 73! Ivo
Ivanov`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR) What means TWEET in this context?

** CHINA. CNR1 jamming survey May 19 at 1354-1400*:
13070, S9/+10
13030, S9/+10 but sounds slightly weaker
12880, S5-S9
12870, S7-S9
12820, S7-S9
12500, S7-S9
12190, JBA
then by 1358 I tune upward from where I had started downward:
13160, VP; and further downward:
10820, VP
10870, stronger than 10820
By now it`s 1400 as I tune above 11000 to hear nothing, and rechecking
the above frequencies, they are *all* off (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 15370, May 19 at 2005, RHC S9, but JBM in Brazuguese; more
mod on distorted 15140 in French. Something`s always wrong at RHC
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 15730, May 19 at 2236, S8-S9, RHC is JBM and suptorted --- so
bad that I can`t be 100% sure whether it`s Kriyol or Brazuguese.
Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 13820, May 20 at 1404, noise jamming still here despite this
being a B-season-only RM frequency, on 13605 instead during A-seasons.
Something`s always incompetent at the DentroCuban Jamming Command
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 13740, May 20 at 1404, S9+20/30 of dead air from RHC, after
presumed nominal finish circa 1400, while weaker S9+10/20 13700 is
still musically modulating; but without any spurblobs. I do have JBA
carriers on 13660 and even weaker 13780 as probably leapfrog mixing
products, except by 1414, 13740 is off and 13660 is still there, which
now could be only BBC Somali via UAE even tho it`s not significantly
off-frequency. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** ITALY [and non]. 7290, May 20 at 1759, I`m checking IRRS via secret
unknown site, via UTwente Holland SDR, whether today there be any
breakups in modulation feed like there were on Monday during WORLD OF
RADIO. ``Aïda`` theme is already playing, VG signal and not too much
ACI either, 1800 IRRS sign-on from ``Milano`` without any frequency or
mode details, right into `Feature Story News`, not just headlines but
5 minutes` worth leading with Pompeo vs China; 1805 into `News in
Brief from the United Nations`, which also seems current; 1809 to
music, folk/rock ballad in English followed by a song in Chinese(?).
1819 starts `Astronomy Cast`, W&M informally chatting, first 4 minutes
about how they are coping with COVID-19, then not about astronomy but
satellite repair in orbit and other space travel, not the same thing.
So far so good, no interruptions, until 1845 dumps off to dead air
except for the ute-warble background and ACI splat presumably from
7280 VOV German as there is nothing on first-adjacents 7285 or 7295. I
let it run whether it will ever resume by 1900*? Yes, but not until
1857 when rock music fill is playing, 1859 standard sign off with
another opera tune, chopped off at 1900* before it finish.

594 kHz, May 20 at 1837, meanwhile, I check for the publicized IRRS MW
frequency during this hour only, and indeed there it is with same
unsynchronized show plus some humbuzz via KiwiSDR near Venezia. 594 is
1 kW Challenger Radio from Villa Estense, which is only 60 km = 37
miles away on opposite sides of Padova.

Meanwhile, `Astronomy Cast` is news to us since NEXUS/IBA schedule

https://www.nexus.org/member-services/radio-and-tv/schedules/wednesday-program-schedule/
for Wednesday merely shows in MESZ of UT+2:

``20:00 Streaming + 7290+594 kHz English EGR Hope For Today
20:15 Streaming + 7290+594 kHz English News and features from our
studio``

So there was no Hope for Today, and generic info for 1815z could
include what we heard, but is it on every week? Here it is:
http://www.astronomycast.com/about-us/
It looks like this be episode #567 from a month(?) ago:

http://www.astronomycast.com/2020/04/ep-567-when-satellites-need-a-house-call/
but the podcast with video starts as if already in progress, not where
I heard it start on IRRS; it`s 61 minutes long originally (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SPAIN. 11940, May 19 at 2230, S9/+10, now this is the dead-air
frequency of REE instead of 9690 which is VG; fair 12030 also
modulating as is very poor 11670. 0015 May 20 recheck, 11940 still
dead air. More than a sesquihour of wasted watts this time.
Something`s always nonsensical at Noblejas (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TAIWAN. Re: ``According to the announcement from RTI, the inaugural
ceremony of the 15th President will be held in Taiwan on May 20. At
0200 UT President Ts’ai Ing Wan will make her 2nd inaugural speech.
Broadcasting Corporation of China (BCC) will make special live
broadcast of her speech to mainland China and South East Asia, on
1557, 9660, 11880, 12020, 15245, 15310, 15460 kHz. Takahito
Akabayashi, Tokyo, Japan``, 0023 UT May 20, WOR iog.

Just after 0200 May 20, woman speaking Chinese to applause, all SW
frequencies audible via Jakarta KiwiSDR, 15310 best. No sign of
QRM/jamming on any of them! Shenzhen SDR offline... Only traces of
some of them audible via Bengaluru. Still going loud & clear past 0218
as I stay on 15310 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR) However:

``Using the U. Twente SDR receiver, could detect woman in Chinese on
12020 and 15460 kHz. 12020 was the better of the two and then at about
0209, the noise jamming started on 12020 swamping the signal. Noise
jamming could be detected on some other frequencies, too, but not on
15460, which was still in the clear and audible but fairly weak at
0216. Still recording. After about 0230, there seemed to be two
Chinese stations on 15460. Taiwan had a frequency of 15459.994 kHz
while alone on the frequency with the second one (CNR jamming?) a bit
stronger at 15459.999 kHz. -- Richard Langley`` NB, WOR iog.

** TURKEY [and non]. 9830, May 19 at 2226, VOT English is on with
music, but buried under heavy high-speed RTTY from cochannel NSS. ANF
feature on R75 helps a lot; Recheck 2255, IS is playing, 2256 restart
with German IDs interspersed twice minutely; 2300 German sign-on vs
RTTY *still* going rather than sometimes finished by 2200. Not
rechecked until 2323 by when phantom German from VOT is off. This
collision has been going on A-seasons for years. It`s incredible that
VOT doesn`t know or doesn`t care to change to any of numerous open
frequencies on the band. Don`t they ever get reception reports from
listeners complaining? Is there no internal communication between
Letterbox and TRT Engineering? Don`t they read my monitoring? Ha!

Likewise NSS: it should not still be utilitizing [coinage, not a
mistake] a broadcast band, but is the QRM from TRT insignificant, its
RTTY so robust that AM CCI does not matter? Or is it just robotic with
nomilitary really trying to receive it? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2034 monitoring, next:
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

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

Thanks this week for financial support from Chris Campbell, Columbus
OH, who sent a contribution via PayPal to woradio at yahoo.com with
this comment: ``For your long and excellent dedication to a hobby that
has expanded my knowledge for a lifetime``

PsyPal not necessarily US funds as they will convert. One may also
contribute by MO or check in US funds on a US bank to: Glenn Hauser, P
O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702.

Next WOR 2035 should be ready by early UT Friday May 22 (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

** U S A. 9395, May 19 at 1857, WRMI-6 is missing from 24-hour
schedule; obviously because 9455 is still on as usual. 9395 still off
at 2228 check; and at 0011 May 20 -- this time I confirm that all
other active WRMI transmitters are on as usual, at widely divergent
modulation levels and strengths to this angle. Except 5800 S9+10/20 of
dead air instead of SMTV. Finally at 0224 May 20 check, 9395 is back
on with music, Oldies? No, Taiwan in Spanish scheduled (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5130, UT Wed May 20 at 0101, no signal from this WBCQ where
W5KUB`s Amateur Radio Roundtable is supposed to run; but it`s on
poorly in noise at 0108 check.

6159.967V, UT Wed May 20 at 0101, this WBCQ is back on for Hal Turner,
with het from Iramadan closer to 6160.00; also // 7490.1 and WRMI on
9455 for his hatetalk (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5085, UT Wed May 20 at 0107, WTWW-2 with rock music instead
of competing QSO ham show (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 17775-, May 19 at 1957, still no signal from KVOH, which Ray
Robinson hoped would be back on air by this Tuesday. The March 8
program grid if still correct shows M-F Spanish closing times as 1905*
on Monday, 2100* on Tuesday & Thursday, 1900* on Wednesday and Friday;
English on Saturday until 2000*.

Wed May 20 at 1400 nominal Spanish s/on, no 17775 signal. 1659, maybe
trace of JJBBA carrier here despite some HF Es between us, but
absolutely no signal at Miami SDR. 1757 no signal here nor there
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1931 UT May 20

 

Glenn Hauser logs May 18-19, 2020  View Printable Version 
Tuesday, May 19 2020

Hauser
** CHINA. 9215, May 19 at 1426, Chinese S2-S4, CNR1 jammer.

9230, May 19 at 1426, Chinese S6-S8, // CNR1 jammers vs SOH

12800, May 19 at 1433, S6-S8 CNR1 jammer. No other WOOB ones found in
WOOB scan 8-15 MHz (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 11670, May 19 at 0321, RHC S9+30 but huge hum, distorted and
undermodulated; wiggle that patchcord! Something`s always wrong at
RHC.

11800, May 19 at 0322, this RHC is merely undermodulated. Something`s
always wrong at RHC.

13740, May 19 at 0323, RHC S9+10 and hum not quite as bad as 11670.
Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 417-MCW kHz, May 19 at 0540 UT, ND beacon IY, which is 25
watts from Charles CItY, Iowa. I was tuned to 418-USB. Storm noise
level not too bad now with closest lightnings over Montana and South
Carolina. So look for more:

400-MCW kHz, May 19 at 0541, NDB AHQ, which is 25 watts from Wahoo,
Nebraska.

379-MCW kHz, May 19 at 0544, NDB RUE, 25 watts from Russellville,
Arkansas. I was tuned to 380-USB [or was it LSB?] (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** U S A. Re: <<< 10127-CW, May 18 at 1411, CQ DE W9EBE K over and
over, probably recorded but originally by a distinctive fist,
prolonging the dahs and/or shortening the dits. >>>

Yes, the prolonged dahs are often part of an "accent" heard from users
of bugs (semi-automatic keys)

<<< You *must* take a look at Chip`s page, including autobiography:
https://www.qrz.com/lookup/w9ebe
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)>>>

Thanks for the recommendation, Glenn; I enjoyed reading his page. I
see he's a fellow member of the CWops club, though I’ve yet to run
into him during our on-air events. Best, Saul W3WHK [Broudy],
Philadelphia, PA USA``

Also a quick search found Chip, W9EBE appeared once before in DXLD,
commenting on CFRX modulation problems, Nov 11-12, 2008y:
http://www.w4uvh.net/dxld8120.txt
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2034 monitoring: detailed listening
for IRRS broadcast of 1800 UT Mon May 18 on 7290, via UTwente SDR in
Holland, via home feeder on 90.7 MHz, notes transferred from original
Little Caesar`s tan napkin during today`s home lunch of something else:

1750, 7290, Iran in Russian concluding and into IS, no IRRS yet

1753, Iran still on, opening Italian, of all languages, on wrong
frequency! Again! and national anthem

1754.5, Iran starts Qur`an but then cuts off air, whew. Allah`ll get
`em for that

1755.5, maybe carrier from IRRS, as the slight warble it conveys
becomes audible; heavy ACI continues

BTW, consensus among reliable monitors in Europe is that 7290 IRRS is
NOT from Bulgaria or Romania, but UNKNOWN site

1757, IRRS power seems bumped up now, quieter but still ACI splash

1759, two bits of music mod cut on and off, presumably IRRS feed

1800-1805, dead air continues, no IRRS sign-on, no FSN headlines and
missing WOR start

1805, WOR audio starts cutting on and off; again at 1806

1806.5, WOR audio stays on about 5 minutes into program, still ACI
splash

1808, cut to dead air again

1809, cut WOR audio back on; I continue semi-listening and do not
notice any further breaks but there may have been some

1829, cut off during my IRCA plug, back briefly, off again and rest of
program lost, more dead air

1831, cut on Feature Story News JIP

1835, start The Shortwave Report as usual this late so its ending will
get chopped off by 1859

Meanwhile after lunch I am checking the adjacent QRM which is
unreasonably annoying, and find that Voice of Vietnam in German is on
7285 instead of 7280, at 1834-1836*

1836, 7290 IRRS SWR interrupted again by dead air except for hum, back
at 1837 and not monitored further

*1837, VOV German comes back on correct frequency 7280, which helps a
little but still splashes upon 7290, 10 kHz away.

Also during WOR, AM Synch, USB, LSB, AM, various bandwidths tried can
never eliminate the QRM. But whenever modulating, still readable if
you put up with it

WOR 2034 also confirmed UT Tuesday May 19 at 0100 on WRMI 7780 direct,
S8/S9+10, fair vs noise. Next:

2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

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

Thanks this week for financial support from Chris Campbell, Columbus
OH, who sent a contribution via PayPal to woradio at yahoo.com with
this comment: ``For your long and excellent dedication to a hobby that
has expanded my knowledge for a lifetime``

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

UNIDENTIFIED. 2097.3-CW, May 19 at 0551, single-letter beacon, A,
every dekasecond JBA vs noise level, as it has been almost every
recent night checked, for the record; from anywhere but Quartzsite AZ
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9290-9295, May 19 at 0331, non-DRM buzz I have also
noticed before. Suspected spur out of supersig 9330 WBCQ, but probably
not, as no match on plus side; only way to be sure would be
correlating going & coming with 9330 switches off and on. Defective
9265V WINB transmitter, also DRM-capable, would be off by now (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1632 UT May 19

 

Glenn Hauser logs May 17-18, 2020  View Printable Version 
Monday, May 18 2020

Hauser
** CHINA [and non]. 13130, May 18 at 1333, CNR1 jammer, poor S3-S7,
1401 off.

9465, May 18 at 1408, mixture of at least two Chinese about equal.
CNR1 jammer(s) vs VOA Chinese via PHILIPPINES this hour only.

10920, May 18 at 1403, CNR1 jammer, S4-S8, //:

11100, May 18 at 1403, CNR1 jammer, S3-S6

11150, May 18 at 1403, CNR1 jammer, S3-S6

11440, May 18 at 1404, CNR1 jammer presumed, JBA

11460, May 18 at 1404, CNR1 jammer, S6-S9 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** IRAN. 9855, Just checking via UTwente, May 17 at 2006 tune-in for
full ID from IRIB/VIRI and English schedule. Good modulation level now
but rather tinny, // much weaker 9835. The 1920 broadcast. Ullmar
Qvick, Sweden, SW Bulletin had recently notified station of barely
audible modulation (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NEW ZEALAND. 5945, May 18 at 0603, oh oh, RNZI is already on here
with news mentioning radio signals, instead of 11725 which used to be
at good level but 5945 is only fair this early and adjacent to 5950
WRMI. RNZI have made another abrupt mid-season schedule change,
gearing down for southern winter. Yes, website How To Listen now
shows:

``RNZ Pacific (RNZI) broadcasts at the following frequencies and times
to different parts of the Pacific Region. Expect schedule changes from
time to time to take account of propagation to our target audience.
NB: Every month on the first Wednesday is Maintenance day at our
transmitter site from 2230 - 0600 UTC. (Thursdays 1030 - 1800 NZST)
During this period there may be interruptions to our programmes.

29 Mar 2020 - 25 Oct 2020
[sic, altho sked as below did NOT start 29 Mar]
UTC kHz Target Days
00:00 - 04:58 13840 Pacific Daily
04:59 - 05:58 9700 from 18 May Pacific Daily
05:59 - 09:58 5945 Pacific Daily
09:59 - 12:58 5945 Solomon Isl and PNG Mon - Fri
12:59 - 19:58 6170 Pacific Sat
12:59 - 16:50 6170 Pacific Sun-Fri
16:51 - 17:35 6115 DRM Cook Isl, Samoa, Tonga Sun-Fri
17:36 - 18:35 7285 DRM Cook Isl, Samoa, Tonga Sun-Fri
18:36 - 20:58 9760 DRM Cook Isl, Samoa, Tonga Sun-Fri
19:59 - 20:58 1725 Pacific Sat [sic: typo for 11725 presumably]
20:59 - 00:00 13840 Pacific Daily``

Note: as presented above, there are NO broadcasts Sat & Sun at
0959-1258! I find this hard to believe (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 9830, May 17 at 2229 quick check hears music, so VOT
English is operative today, but who knows if it started on time?
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 10127-CW, May 18 at 1411, CQ DE W9EBE K over and over,
probably recorded but originally by a distinctive fist, prolonging the
dahs and/or shortening the dits.

W9EBE USA
EMERSON A COX
PO BOX 717
DE SOTO, IL 62924

You *must* take a look at Chip`s page, including autobiography:
https://www.qrz.com/lookup/w9ebe
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2034 monitoring: confirmed UT
Monday May 18 at 0130 on WRMI 7780, VP after double-ID by BZ and RE in
English, uteblapp immediately as I start talking.

Also confirmed UT Mon May 18 at 0230 on WRMI 7780, VG via Rochester.

Also confirmed UT Mon May 18 at 0301 on Area 51 via WBCQ 5130, VG at
Rochester SDR.

Also confirmed UT Mon May 18 at 0330 on WRMI 9955, fair at Anna TX
KiwiSDR I picked at random; poor at TWR Bonaire and fading out by
0400; good at Maine SDR. Next:

Controversy continues about the IRRS site on 7290. Someone should
perform multi-receiver TDOA on this and settle it once and for all.
Those in a better position to know are sure it is neither Bulgaria nor
Romania. Alexander Busneag, Germany says to the WOR iog:

``So in conclusion, there are many reasons why IRRS 7290 kHz cannot be
via Romania, and Mauno now also got a confirmation from RADIOCOM that
this transmission is not from them. While it is clear that 9510 kHz
EVIDENTLY is via Romania, there is absolutely not the slightest hint
that IRRS 7290 kHz would come from Romania! ;-) As Ivo states that
IRRS 7290 kHz is not via Bulgaria either, I would suggest to mark the
TX location as "unknown":

1800vUT Monday IRRS 7290 UNKNOWN? 594-Italy``

0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

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

Thanks this week for financial support from Chris Campbell, Columbus
OH, who sent a contribution via PayPal to woradio at yahoo.com with
this comment: ``For your long and excellent dedication to a hobby that
has expanded my knowledge for a lifetime``

PsyPal not necessarily US funds as they will convert. One may also
contribute by MO 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. 7490.1, Sunday May 17 after 2100, checking WBCQ webcast,
rock music instead of `Marion`s Attic`, as #1 fan Mark Coady, Ontario
had just complained. Wonder what happened?

Poorly on SW at 2210 should be `Uncle Bill`s Melting Pot`, but unlike
usual fare, rather woman lecturing to laughing audience. Soon I
recognize it`s Anna Russell`s hilarious take on Wagner`s Ring Cycle.
So now there are comedy routines on UBMP. Finally at 2229 Bill comes
on with UBMP announcement and sponsor which I do not endorse; also
plugs the upcoming special repeat. As for Anna Russell, wikipedia:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anna_Russell
``Among her best-known works are her concert performances and famous
recordings of The Ring of the Nibelungs (An Analysis) – a humorous
22-minute synopsis of Richard Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen – and
(on the same album) her parody How to Write Your Own Gilbert and
Sullivan Opera.[1]`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1638 UT May 18

 

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