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Glenn Hauser logs September 19, 2020  View Printable Version 
Saturday, September 19 2020

Hauser
** ANTARCTICA. 15475.98-CUSB, Sat Sept 19 at 1457, no signal direct of
course from LRA36, nor at Brasil SDR by 1506, despite RAE special
postponed to this date, 1500-2200 UT; meanwhile, Manuel Méndez
Lugo, Spain, informed us: ``ANTARCTICA, 15476, LRA 36, Radio Nacional
Arcángel San Gabriel, Base Esperanza. According to a WhatsApp received
from the station operator, today Saturday there won't be program. The
operator has been in an Antarctic Chilean base for two weeks. When he
returns to Base Esperanza he will communicate when the station will be
on air again`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CANADA. 340-MCW kHz, Sept 19 at 0630 UT, ND beacon dash and YY,
which is 500 watts from Mont-Joli, Quebec. I was tuned to 339-USB. And
no probably from weak local EI on 341 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 11880, Sept 19 at 1501 UT, S9+10 of dead air from CRI English
relay; then, straining, a trace of JBM. Maybe will upbuild.
Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2052 monitoring: not confirmed Sat
Sept 19 at 1300 on WRMI 15770: JBA carrier only, not enough mod to
make out a note of my theme or a syllable of my voice. Next one had
not started by 1935, but VG S9+10 signal into Warrenton KiwiSDR;
but did just start at 1942.5:

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 51 to WSW [ex-5130]
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
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 Joe Caberlin, Chester NS,
VE1EJ, for some US$ to Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702
One may also contribute by MO or check in US funds on a US bank.

Financial support may alternatively be sent via PayPal to
woradio at yahoo.com - not necessarily US funds as PP will convert.
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. Regarding the late Justice Ginsburg being treated as if she
were a Christian: among the wall-to-wall TV coverage, the crowd
spontaneously gathered outside the SCOTUS building broke into hymn,
`Amazing Grace`. This is one of the best-known Christian hymns, not
ecumenical, Judeo-Christian, from its very origins in a conversion.
https://www.learnreligions.com/amazing-grace-701274
However, the original lyrix do not mention J.C. at all, and thus could
be taken as more generic. But is it ever sung in synagogues? (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** VENEZUELA [non]. 600, VOA via R. Libertad, COLOMBIA: I have not
monitored since its première UT Sept 16, but Don Moore now reports
Sept 19:

``Colombia/Venezuela: There has been discussion in Cadena DX, the
Latin American Facebook group, on the VOA programs via Radio Libertad
600 kHz in Barranquilla, Colombia. Santiago San Gil in Barinas wrote
that normally Radio Libertad was received there with "acceptable
signals" but that since the programs began there has been significant
co-channel interference. Fernando Viloria in the coastal Venezuelan
state of Carabobo says he has been hearing an unlisted station calling
itself "Radio Verdad" and "La Emisora de la Alegría" on 600 kHz. The
station has not announced a location. Several DXers wrote of tuning
the Radio Libertad programs on the remote SDR in Bonaire. They report
it is putting in a good signal to Bonaire. (Don Moore)``

A great many Venezuelan radio stations have gone off the air, tnx to
government persecution and/or the economic situation. Was there ever a
600? Yes, first checking a WRTH 2014 at hand:

YVSW, 15 kW, R. Alto Llano, Sta Bárbara de Barinas. I wonder if SSG
remembers that one? In fact only one of two MW stations in that state
at that time.

YVSW also in WRTH 2005, when there was a second 600: YVQB, 10 kW,
Radio Sucre, Cumaná, Sucre, whose address was in a building called
Libertad.

In 2005 WRTH there were a number of stations around the country named
Radio Alegría, or Radio Fe y Alegría, probably a group or network. Do
not see any with Verdad in their names.

There may have been remnants of these outlets which could be pressed
into jamming disservice in short order; or any MW transmitter could
soon be retuned to 600. Connecting to a proper-wavelength antenna
could be quite another matter (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1945 UT September 19

 

Glenn Hauser logs September 18-19, 2020  View Printable Version 
Saturday, September 19 2020

Hauser
** COLOMBIA? 4940, Sept 19 at 0245, good via TWR Bonaire SDR,
anonymous missionary station with nice tropical music seemingly
secular enough, but merely some relief as long-winded Spanish gospel
huxter resumes at 0250 citing Ezekiel XL et al. (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** EAST TURKISTAN [and non]. 9470, Sept 19 at 0122, American English
discussion, must be CRI, S7-S9 with flutter, and // 9580 much stronger
and steadier CUBA relay, of which 9470 is a few words ahead. Yes, it`s
via Kashgar this hour only, land of ChiCom imperialist persecution,
brainwashing/re-education of native Uyghurs (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6935-USB, Sept 19 at 0000, after a brief tone, some
CW too weak to read but presumed Radio Nova ID, as per tip from FRN
via Harold Frodge that it would broadcast now.
http://www.frn.net/vines/read.php?13,8326,8326#msg-8326
I`m listening via a Rochester remote as on short notice I am just
getting ready for AAAWWW on WBCQs. It`s really too weak to make much
of, might have been better had I fished around other SDRs or even
turned on an own radio; 0042 still going with music, slightly
stronger, off by 0050. Several more logs with playlists:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,71791.0.html
One more log says it was on 6930-USB by 0104 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6960-AM, Sept 19 at 0125, piano jazz at S9/+10, a
better signal here than I am getting from WRMI 7780 after 0130. 0131.5
YL ID as Ballsmacker Radio, tenpins SFX; mostly music but periodic
IDs, 0143 something about ``good old - kHz AM``. Still going at 0205
as ``9 PM Eastern [sic]`` and ID; 0238 still on music down to S7-S8.
Many more logs, all-Elton John, here from 0058 to 0252*:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,71797.0.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR) See also UNIDENTIFIED 6970

** SPAIN. PS to previous report of 9690, REE English, Sept 18,
starting Anton Rubinstein`s `Don Quixote` at 2313: Chopped off
abruptly for 2230 timesignal, end of transmission; that`s 17 minutes:
here`s that very performance, lasting over 21 minutes; come on,
Alison!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFZmzHJiAWY
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR}

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2052 monitoring: confirmed UT Sat
Sept 19 at 0130 on WRMI 7780, poor S9-S8 direct. Next:
1130 UT Saturday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
1300 UT Saturday WRMI 15770 to NE
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 51 to WSW [ex-5130]
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
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 Joe Caberlin, Chester NS,
VE1EJ, for some US$ to Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702
One may also contribute by MO or check in US funds on a US bank.

Financial support may alternatively be sent via PayPal to
woradio at yahoo.com - not necessarily US funds as PP will convert.

** U S A. 7490, UT Sat Sept 19 at 0000, first monitoring webcast, WBCQ
has A&A conversing before the WTO theme plays for `AAAWWW`; almost
immediately interrupted by phone call from annoying Freddy, a good
excuse to tune out. Recheck at 0022, Freddy is just now being let go!
Whew. Allan then says he has been working on rebuilding #1
transmitter; the one donated by WRMI, just waiting for Tim Tron to
come up from Skowhegan and put the finishing tuneups on it. TT seems
putting off coming to Monticello, despite low COVID-19 rate there. I
think AW said or implied it`s the #3 transmitter which is currently on
7490, but also mentioned a #2. I wish we had a clear roster of all six
WBCQ SW transmitters, by number and which frequency they occupy. Has
the ex-WRMI unit hauled from FL last year, ever been on the air yet at
WBCQ? All except the 500 kW, i.e. ``classic WBCQ`` have to be rewired
for single-phase power. At 0030 A&A get into discussing conspiracy
theories, this week coming off a bit milder. Now I check the other
frequencies at Rochester remotes: 5130 is S7-S8; 3265 nothing; 6159.9
is S9; 7490 no signal! 9330 WLCR in Portuguese is S6-S7. ``Biden can`t
win since he`s partially demented``. O yeah? 0050 about an hour late,
word arrives that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died. On his best
behavior AW does not denounce her as a socialist/communist, but ``may
she be reunited with our lord and savior in heaven; RIP``. Wait a
minute, she`s Jewish! But so was AW, originally, so he should know the
difference. Before they finish at 0100, I check Alexandria VA SDR for
7490 and it`s OK there, S9+10 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6970-AM, Sept 19 at 0238, JBA carrier while I am still
getting Ballsmacker on much stronger 6960; another pirate? None
reported in HFU but is also a Sound of Hope frequency, so maybe CNR1
jamming but would have to be from far west China possibly to
propagate. Seems there has also been a mixing product reported here,
Cuba? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0434 UT September 19

 

Glenn Hauser logs September 18, 2020  View Printable Version 
Friday, September 18 2020

Hauser
** CANADA. 371-MCW kHz, Sept 18 at 0619 UT, JBA NDB dash and GW i.e.:
``371 GW CAN QC KUUJJUARAPIK 2000 55 17 5 -77 45 5`` - dxinfocentre.
A new one on me; wow, what a name! I wonder if the French Canadians
find it any more daunting than the English?

``Kuujjuarapik - Village in Québec, Canada --- Kuujjuarapik is the
southernmost northern village at the mouth of the Great Whale River on
the coast of Hudson Bay in Nunavik, Quebec, Canada. Almost 1000
people, mostly Cree, live in the adjacent village of Whapmagoostui.
The community is only accessible by air, Kuujjuarapik Airport and, in
late summer, by boat. Wikipedia`` Also seems the AP abbr is YGW, but
not in this callsign, no Y; just GW as in Great Whale. Each DX log a
potential learning experience. BTW, I do skip over a number of the
``regular`` beacons, not relogging them every time, but OTOH not
non-logging them either, once heard once (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CHAD [non]. 12050, Sept 18 at 2047, S5-S7 African language, i.e. R.
Ndarason International in Kanuri via Woofferton at 1900-2100;
understation no doubt WEWN Spanish, not a good share for either; but
then neither is hardly targeting OK (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CHINA. 13835, Sept 18 at 1357-1400, CNR1 jammer known to be here,
vs RFA Tibetan via Tajikistan; but no others audible WOOB in the 14s,
13s, 12s, 11s or 10s. 13855 Chinese, OTOH is `legit` CRI via illegit
East Turkistan, land of Uyghur persecution (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 15370, Sept 18 at 2044, no signal from RHC until cut/on unmod
S9+20 carrier at *2044.6. Supposed to be on already from 2000
Portuguese, 2030 Arabic. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** GUINEA [and non]. 9650, Sept 18 at 2040, JBA carrier, could it be
RTG? Unheard for quite a while, maybe QRP or is its only SW frequency
kaput? It was reported Aug 13 at 1710 by DJM in the British DX Club.

Aoki/NDXC shows VOK in Japanese does not start 9650 until 2100. Use it
or lose it: 9650 is also one of the frequencies planned for WIPE, the
DRM/HF trading crypto pending in NJ, as per the drmnainfo blog:

``Frequencies are stated to be 9650, 11850, 13720 and 15450 kHz. Mode
is listed as DRM with emission designator 10K0G7W (which is consistent
with 10 kHz DRM).`` Depending on the timing, other WIPE frequencies
could conflict with Romania, Turkey, etc. (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. Area tropo enhancement blob in NW OK up to Level 4, not
really extending to OKC, but only DX signal decoding via my broken
antenna is from there, Sept 18 at 0314 UT:

RF 21, KUOT, same PSIP on all subchannels tho real call is KUOT-CD:

21-1, bug in UR has a circle with arrow pointing straight down.
rabbit-ears says it`s Cornerstone
21-2, missing! r-e says should be IBN Television; what`s that?
21-3, 3ABN
21-4, no bug, Amazing Facts
21-5, Hope, UR bug with upstretched arms
All remain solid until dropping below decode level at 0333.

Meanwhile BAD DX signals showing: 10, 12, 20, 22, 28, 31, 32, 34, 36.

BTW, I`ve almost quit bandscanning above RF 37 due to progressive
repacking; but I see lots and lots of 38+ are still listed at
W9WI.com; do they really still exist? (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, WOR)

** SPAIN. 9690, Fri Sept 18 at 2209, REE English VG at UTwente,
Alison with detailed critical reviews of `Don Quixote` music by Anton
Rubenstein --- finally, something about Spain, altho fantastical! DQ
finally plays at 2213, performed by Slovak Philharmonic (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2052 CONTENTS: Australia, Bahamas, Brasil,
Canada, China, Colombia?, Cuba, Denmark, Germany non, Hungary,
Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Korea South & North non, Madagascar, Norway,
Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Sarawak non, Spain non, UK, USA,
Vanuatu, Venezuela non, Vietnam; sporadic E, solar cycle 25; and the
propagation outlook

WOR 2052 is available as of 0014 UT Friday September 18
(mp3 stream) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2052.m3u
(mp3 download) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2052.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 & 5010 to S
2200 UT Friday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
0130 UT Saturday WRMI 7780 to NE
1130 UT Saturday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
1300 UT Saturday WRMI 15770 to NE
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 51 to WSW [ex-5130]
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
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 Joe Caberlin, Chester NS,
VE1EJ, for some US$ to Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702
One may also contribute by MO or check in US funds on a US bank.

Financial support may alternatively be sent via PayPal to
woradio at yahoo.com - not necessarily US funds as PP will convert.

First broadcast confirmed UT Fri Sept 18 at 0130 on WRMIs direct: 5850
VG S9+30, >> 5010 S9+10 noisy.

Second broadcast confirmed Fri Sept 18 at 2200 on WRMI 9955, fair with
considerable jamming about same level at TWR Bonaire SDR. Atop but
jamming still audible at Pardinho, Brasil, and Rochester NY (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 15555-USB, Sept 18 at 1451, no signal from WJHR; recheck at
2043 can`t decide if a trace of not. The SWBC station, or rather
glorified ham rig, most likely to have been blown away by Hurricane
Sally, Milton FL near Pensacola. Seldom audible anyway. It will be of
note if anyone definitely hear it again (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** UZBEKISTAN [non]. 15310, Sept 18 at 1452, VP S6-S7 talk about even
with noise level; also noted other days as OOFSOB [one of few signals
on band]. Aoki/NDXC shows this hour only it`s R Liberty in Uzbek via
Woofferton UK (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, Sept 18 at
0235-0244; this early does not rule out Middle East, but likely mostly
Europe: 531, 576, 585, 594, 603(2), 639, 684, 693, 738, 747, 765,
774(2), 792, 819, 837, 882*, 891, 909, 936, 999, 1026, 1035, 1044,
1053(2), 1089, 1098, 1107, 1116, 1125, 1134, 1152, 1215*, 1296(2 with
SAH of 152/minute = 2.53 Hz), 1305(2 faster SAH), 1341, 1458, 1521(2).
*strongest, likely both UK. Later:

TA JBA MW carrier search, Sept 18 at 0605-0612: *531, 603, 612, 621,
684, 693, 774(2), 837, 855(2), 882, 936, 1017, 1044, 1089, 10998,
1107, 1125, 1215, 1305(2), 1413, 1485, 1503. *strongest one, Algeria
but a few minutes later no longer so (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 13587-USB, Sept 18 at 1359, 2-way in colloquial Spanish,
as I am futilely bandscanning for CNR1 jammers (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report despatched at 2217 UT September 18

 

Glenn Hauser logs September 17, 2020  View Printable Version 
Thursday, September 17 2020

Hauser
** CANADA. 223-MCW kHz, Sept 17 at 0635 UT, ND beacon dash and YYW,
1000 watts from Armstrong, Ontario.

248-MCW kHz, Sept 17 at 0639 UT, NDB dash and UL, 1000 watts from
Montréal, Québec. A new log for me, but frequently reported from
Michigan over the past sesquidecade. City-to-city distance: 2268 km =
1409 stmi.

[non]. 245-MCW kHz, Sept 17 at 0638, NO signal from YZE, Gore Bay,
Ontario, leaving FS, Sioux Falls SD in the clear; per
dxinfocentre.com, YZE was to be decommissioned on Sept 10 (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CHINA. CNR1 jammer survey, Sept 17 at 1358: none in the 13s or
higher than: 12880 S5 music, JBA carriers on 12870, 11440, 11100
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** COLOMBIA? 4940, Sept 17 past 0500, anonymous missionary station is
still going with M&W dialog, VG at Bonaire SDR. Also audible at 0622
direct S6-S7 with talk. Manuel Méndez. Lugo, Spain, points out:

``Hi, Glenn, despite the religious station on 4940 mentioning a lot of
times "Colombia", and it has programs like "Lecciones de la Historia
Colombiana", always announcing UT -4 time, instead of UT -5. Years ago
a Venezuelan station transmitted on 4940 kHz, Radio Amazonas, Puerto
Ayacucho. It is possible this religious station is using the Radio
Amazonas transmitter? The religious station is heard every day here in
Reinante, Lugo, North West of Spain with weak to very weak signal.
This weekend I will be in Friol and there I will have better
conditions to hear it. Best 73,s``

Puerto Ayacucho is right on the border with Colombia, near the NE
corner of that country, and not too far from one of the TDoA results,
Marahuaca national park, Amazonas, Venezuela (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 4980, Sept 17 at 0623, not just a JBA carrier, but VP S8-S9
of music, presumed WRMI extra frequency/transmitter, maybe on more
than exciter power, or a fluke propagational pipeline. Not // any
other WRMI frequency, mostly TOMBS. Still nothing whatsoever about
this on WRMI skedgrids --- at this hour half the 14 transmitters are
not scheduled: #2, 3, 4, 7, 9, 10, 14 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic just-barely-audible mediumwave carrier
search, Sept 17 at 0627-0635 UT: 576(2), *621 strongest, 684(2), 747,
765, 774, 837, 855(2), 882, 936, 1008, 1098, 1107, 1125, 1161(2).
Notable for their absence are 531 & 891, Algeria too far into dayside?
And no 846 sign of TP Kiritimati which is totally night-path, off?
*621 presumed Canary Islands (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1715 UT September 17

 

Glenn Hauser logs September 16-17, 2020  View Printable Version 
Thursday, September 17 2020

Hauser
** ANTARCTICA. 15475.98-CUSB, Wed Sept 16 at 1551, no signal from
LRA36 to Brasil remote, despite nominal weekly 14-16 UT schedule. Big
RAE special in Spanish, German and English is planned for Saturday
Sept 19 at 1500-2200, weather permitting (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CANADA. 395-MCW kHz, Sept 16 at 0624 UT, NDB dash and YL, which is
1600 watts from Lynn Lake, and which appears to be at the end of the
road in NW Manitoba.

401-MCW kHz, Sept 16 at 0621 UT, ND beacon dash and YPO, which is 500
watts from Peawanuck, Ontario. Must be this but had copied as YWO,
missing a dit (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** COLOMBIA? 4940, Sept 16 before 2400 UT, anonymous missionary
station is on with good signal into TWR Bonaire SDR, so since no one
else is doing it, I try TDoA direxion-finding for the first time. I am
not impressed, but maybe I am insufficiently expert in application. To
get to it, find TDoA under extensions on the player. Get the map
zoomed appropriately. Enter up to six SDRs to employ. Run it as each
tries GPS for one minute. Then algorithm gets to work.

First try comes up with -10.50, -134.50, i.e. somewhere in the S
Pacific; I think not. It seems I can`t use Bonaire itself since that
one of the three SDRs for TDoA is ``all busy`` including by me.
Another try with Vilhena western Brasil participating, comes up with
12.40, -64.60 which is Caribbean between Grenada and Curacao; Getting
warm??

Bogotá SDR is receiving a poor signal on 4940, so now I start from
there, and can bring up three closest TWRs, Bonaire, Boa Vista and DR
to do the TDoA. At 2350 these come up with 3.80, -65.60, which is
Marahuaca National Park, Amazonas, in remote S Central Venezuela! This
might be believable, not too far from Boa Vista, Brasil. But almost an
hour later at 0045 UT Sept 16, I retry with exactly same parameters
still entered, and this time it finds ``most likely`` 18.60, -63.80
which is between BVI and Anguilla.

I`m afraid Timed-Delay-of-Arrival is so unreliable,
self-contradictory, as to be useless. Anyhow, none of these tries came
up with anywhere inside Colombia. For giggles, I finally enter some
known frequencies as picked up in Bogotá: 5800 WRMI it places at 9.40,
-70.80, in Trujillo, Venezuela! 9955 WRMI at 16.20, -71.00, asea south
of DR (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 15140, Sept 16 at 1428, RHC is S9+10 but extremely suptorted
as usual, ruining the music of `Sonido Cubano`; // 15230 is only
S5-S6, undermodulated but not distorted; // 13700 is loud and clear,
lacking spurs. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. RF 7, KOCO-TV ``5``, Sept 16 at 2205 UT, surprised to
find besides local news on 5-1, its only extra channel, 5-2 is running
an acting-president Drumpf, Liar-in-Chief press conference apparently
live, instead of MeTV which per onscreen guide is supposed to be in
The Flintstones; o, if only! KOCO is Hearst-owned. Have not noticed
them putting any other live or Breaking ``news`` on 5-2 except for an
extra hour-early local news at 9 pm CT, before 5-1 does so at 10 pm
(Glenn Hauser, Enid, WOR)

** TURKEY. 9830, Wed Sept 16 at 2215, VOT and NSS RTTY add up to
S9/+20, but already in music fill, no Letterbox; 2219 ID and more
music. Cannot notch out the RTTY CCI, but I can notch out the VOT
carrier itself. Something`s always awry at Ankara, i.e. in frequency
management; and programming failures (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 395-MCW kHz, Sept 16 at 1421 UT, ND beacon CA, which is 25
watts from Newton - Harvs KS north of Wichita; still tuned here after
YL from Manitoba 8 hours earlier; not then, but now there is very weak
CCI, probably from ULS, 395, Ulysses in western KS (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2051 monitoring: confirmed, JBA in HNL, Wed
Sept 16 at 2127 the 2100 on WBCQ 7490v.

Also confirmed UT Thu Sept 17 at 0100 on WRMI 7780, fair at UTwente.

Next WOR 2052 should be ready by early UT Fri Sept 18 for first
broadcast at 0130 on WRMIs 5850 & 5010 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search Sept 16 at 0614 UT:
621, 684, 711, 774(2), 837, 936, 1107, 1413, 1503 kHz (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0151 UT September 17

 

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