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Glenn Hauser logs September 15-16, 2020  View Printable Version 
Wednesday, September 16 2020

Hauser
** ARGENTINA [non]. 9395, Sept 15 at 2131, RAE via WRMI is listed as
Italian this hour, but since COVID-19 hit, each language hour could be
filled by bits in any or all of their 8 languages, which explains why
they are in English now talking about the 100th anniversary of the
first radio broadcast on August 27, which presented Wagner`s
`Parsifal` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** COLOMBIA. New VOA relay via HJHJ 600: see separate post headed
VENEZUELA [non]

** COLOMBIA. 4940, Sept 16 at 0115, quick check for anonymous new
missionary station, via TWR Bonaire SDR, after concentrating on 600,
finds a JBA signal here, probably only the Peruvian. No TDOA tonight
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 15370, Sept 15 at 2112, RHC Spanish is suptorted/JBM; wiggle
that patchcord! Something`s always wrong at RHC. I am beginning to
suspect sabotage somewhere along the line from studio to STL to
transmitter to monitoring; someone preventing clear distribution of
Commie propaganda. Or maybe just low morale, don`t-give-a-damn
attitude. All it takes is one weakest link (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** ITALY. 14222-USB, Sept 15 at 2115, IZ0GYR, Antonio in Rome, CQ 20,
working N1EW, and being repeatedly called by WA7TEN. Sometimes under
an open carrier. Look at his profusely illustrated website as he is an
artist and famous? actor:

IZ0GYR Italy flag Italy
Antonino Iuorio
Viale dei Quattro Venti 10
Rome 00152
Italy

https://www.qrz.com/lookup/iz0gyr
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** MALI. 13630, Sept 15 at 2121, dead air at S7-S8; then bits of talk
breaking thru in American English, so must be CRI relay, altho now
supposed to be toward end of sesquihour in Arabic. Wiggle that
patchcord (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 9830, Sept 15 at 2220, via UTwente, VOT is VG with music,
2222 COVID PSA; while at 2248 direct to here I find it S5-S6 poor
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [non]. 9740, Tue Sept 15 at 2128, too-well-e-nun-ci-a-ted Q&A
about where`s the A-mer-i-can room in a mu-se-um, i.e. a language
lesson, S7-S9 in English only: ``Go down-stairs, then turn right...``
and chopped off the air at 2129.5*, leaving us hanging. It`s VOA
French via Woofferton UK, supposedly at 2100-2130 M-F only. Don`t
blame Encompass for the chop, but VOA where it no longer matters to
match programming to SW transmission times (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0414 UT September 16

 

Glenn Hauser logs: new VOA via Colombia 600 to Venezuela  View Printable Version 
Wednesday, September 16 2020

Hauser
** VENEZUELA [non]. You may recall that VOA has been trying to get
into Venezuela via a MW transmitter in an adjacent country. Guyana was
approached some 6 months ago about using a 560 kHz relay, but VOA was
turned down. TWR Bonaire, which owes the USA something for licensing
KTWR Guam, would seem the obvious choice, but they must have higher
priorities for 800 kHz, at least during prime time.

On September 11, Don Moore informed me: ``COLOMBIA - Starting next
week VOA Spanish programs for Venezuela will be relayed on 600 kHz
(listed 50 kW) via Radio Libertad in Barranquilla, Colombia. The
broadcasts are scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. on September 15th, or 0000
UTC September 16th. The schedule I received shows the relays as being
three hours long Monday to Friday (local days) and two hours long on
Saturday and Sunday. (VOA via Don Moore)``

So I`m all set to monitor this début via remotes in the area. Before
0000, none of them are any good for 600 kHz except TWR Bonaire, where
I noticed there is also someone in Barinas, Venezuela tuned to 600:

600 kHz, Sept 15 at 2353 UT, sounds like a preacher in Spanish, with
QRM. But at 0000 Sept 16, Radio Rebelde is mostly dominant, no VOA
heard yet. There are basically two stations mixing. On the Key West
SDR I compare to 5025, distorted Rebelde, and find no match at first,
but then I can hear a match in the background of 600, and the
foreground talk is about Venezuela.

600 would not seem a very good choice, but at least there are no YVs
on it -- yet; there may not have been (m)any other options, and R.
Libertad is a good 50 kW. Nearest major competitor may be 40 kW in
Guayaquil, Ecuador. Barranquilla is 863 km = 536 statute miles from
Caracas, with Maracaibo about midway. At distancefromto.net if you
enter Caracas, Venezuela, looking closely at the map, that merely
reaches the west end of Caracas? province, near where the map is
labeled Carabobo. You have to enter ``Caracas, Caracas, Venezuela`` to
get to the capital city. The path is unfortunately all over-land since
Bqa is on the NW coast. But this will be relying on skywave.

How does that compare to the CubaRM? R. Rebelde on 600 is in the east,
San Germán, Holguín, at 1494 km = 928 statute miles = 807 nautical
miles from Caracas; and its bearing is NW from there. Venzies with
direxional radios may be able to null it and get mostly HJHJ/VOA. Is
it not convenient that this ``opposition`` service is already named
Radio Libertad, but that`s coincidental as it goes way back deriving
from the Bqa newspaper La Libertad:
https://cadenaradiallalibertad.com.co/sitio/

Guess what, I don`t see anything about hooking up with VOA on its
website, nor is there any specific program schedule to be seen.

Resuming what I am axually able to hear on 600: at 0016, Rebelde is
dominant // 5025 as VOA fades; 0022 RR music // 5025 via KW. 0027
``VOA Noticias`` definitely heard, 0028 again concerning Venezuela;
0031 VOA ID, ``una producción de La Voz de America``.

At 0049 I`ve brought up the ``listen live`` link here, first of seven
stations
https://cadenaradiallalibertad.com.co/sitio/radios/
and there is the VOA relay loud & clear, with program ID ``Buenos
Dias, America`` --- so it`s anything but live! Rather played back from
the morning some 12 hours ago. 0101 concluding that program, with ID
again, and now also for ``600 AM, en Barranquilla, emsisora afiliada
con sistema de noticias de la VOA``; Then own callsign ID as ``HJHJ,
50 mil vatios...`; at 0114 another joint ID. Perhaps they have now
switched to the less stale tarde VOA program, `El Mundo al Día`, also
available as a 32-minute podcast, but archive shows M-F only, as
nothing ever happens on weekends.

VOA website does not say anything about this either that I can find,
but you can get their program audios --- are there any others left in
Spanish?

https://www.voanoticias.com/radio-buenos-dias-america
https://www.voanoticias.com/radio-mundo-al-dia
``Radio en vivo`` is NOT live, but the latest 32-minute episode:

https://www.voanoticias.com/episode/el-mundo-al-dia-noticiero-voz-de-america-radio-237606

And o yes, specifically for/about Venezuela, basically a TV show, but
audio-only also available and surely filling some of the 600 hours, in
fact probably what initiated this service at 0000:
https://www.voanoticias.com/venezuela-360-television
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

 

Glenn Hauser logs September 15, 2020  View Printable Version 
Tuesday, September 15 2020

Hauser
** CANADA. 278-MCW kHz, 0625 UT Sept 15, JBA, dash and ND beacon NM,
500 watts from Matagami, Québec; new for me? Not quite, last logged:

``278 kHz, Dec 14 [2018] at 0717, beacon NM and dash: 500 watts from
Matagami, Quebec. Matagami is in a remote off-road area near 78 W/50
N, NNE of Rouyn-Noranda.``

Value-added info to this log per Wikipedia: ``Toponymy --- In Cree,
"matagami" means "meeting of waters", in reference to the large rivers
that join.`` And the town exists because of a zinc+ mine.

Interesting that its neighbor at DXinfocentre.com is at almost the
same latitude in SK within 16 seconds; no sign of that now:

278 N1 CAN SK Assiniboia 200 49 43 42 -105 56 57
278 NM CAN QC MATAGAMI 500 49 43 26 -77 44 30
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CHINA. CNR1 jammer survey, Sept 15 at 1417: none in the 13s or 12s;
at 1419, JBA or JBA carriers on 11150, 11120, 11100, 10920 (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** COLOMBIA. 4940-, Sept 15 at 0134 via TWR Bonaire KiwiSDR, anonymous
missionary station with M&W talk in Spanish only, reads S4-S5 in USB
reception, but S8-S9 in SynchAM, carrier offset varying from -2.8 to
-6.1 Hz. 0200 it`s peaking S9+15 at -4.3 to -4.6 Hz, protracted sermon
about Apocalipsis = Revelation. 0311 tropical music. 0356 yelling
preacher in echoey venue, with music. Outro program with club para
niños, addresses: Apartado 260, San José, 2120, Costa Rica, or
Historia Preferida, Casilla 14-23, Cochabamba, Bolivia; 0359 NO ID,
into songs; 0455 still/again music with automated? timecheck as 12:54,
0458 preacher, still past 0527. That`s UT-4 while Colombia is UT-5.
Others also report such timechex; this implies 4940 is for Venezuela
if not from inside that country. Of course they had been heard playing
part of the Colombian national anthem at *2300; but that could be
misdirexion. I posted to the WOR iog:

``OK, since the perpetrators are mum about what and where this station
really is, it`s about time to get on it with the TDOA direxion-finding
technique, triangulation or multiangulation using remote receivers.
First place to rule in or out is Puerto LLeras, which is in central
Colombia, SE of Bogotá, where 6010 & 5910 were located. Let us know
your results first!`` --- I myself have never tried this
Timed-Delay-Of-Arrival technique, and am not familiar with the
procedure, but others in our group have in other cases; yet no
replies, so far (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [non]. Correcting WOR 2051 monitoring report of IRRS 7290,
Iran is on 7300 of course, not 7290; I did it again! Fixed:
...Again this week no 7291 warble, hope gone for good, but always
annoying inevitable splash from 7280 Vietnam and 7300 Iran; the latter
should be off after 1820... (Glenn Hauser, WOR)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2051 monitoring: confirmed UT Tuesday
September 15 at 0330 on WRMI 5800, VG S9+10/20 at Bonaire SDR; but
recheck 0350 just in time to hear me cut off at 0350:40 for two IDs in
Spanish by Rudy and some Mexican, then fill music starting with a
version of ``Chariots of Fire``. I quickly asked WRMI to look into
this anomaly and prevent it from happening again. 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 Robert W Gruska,
Glendale NY, who has been contributing periodically since at
least 2009; a PMO to Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702;
if by check please 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)

This report dispatched at 1652 UT September 15

 

Glenn Hauser logs September 13-14, 2020  View Printable Version 
Monday, September 14 2020

Hauser
** BRAZIL. 4985, Sept 14 at 0621, S6-S9 music, presumed R. Brasil
Central, in the clear as RTTY is off! Ivo Ivanov also reports it
tonight at 0800 & 0900 via Brasilia SDR as ``reactivated``. Was it
really ever unactivated? Normally totally blocked here by RTTY from
NSS. EiBi shows both as 24 hours. Checked 11815v for RBC but nothing
there, maybe off and not only not propagable (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** COLOMBIA. 4940-, Sept 14 at 0346, new anonymous missionary station
is VP S5-S6 even at Bonaire which in AMSynch now shows carrier -5.4
Hz. Last check direct here at 0623 finds S8-S9 of talk and music, but
not enough vs noise level. In the WOR iog, Lúcio Otávio Bobrowiec in
Embu, SP, Brasil was hearing it even later, 0600-0808 mostly with
Spanish sermons being translated to English, and never any IDs even at
hourtops. Earlier log from me was English to Spanish --- sure about
that? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 6145, UT Mon Sept 14 at 0616, RHC English with Arnie wrapping
up `DXers Unlimited` until 0618.5, then `Ed Newman` with Mailbag Show.
Ed make it sound so normal to be living in a Commie dictatorship! 6145
is S8-S9 with good modulation, while 6100 is S9+20 but undermodulated,
suptorted. 5040 and 6000 are off already. Something`s always wrong at
RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 8502-USB, Sept 14 at 0315, NMG USCG New Orleans. Mark Sills,
Dallas, reminds us of marine weather on 8502 and 4316 - the
unflappable robot despite hurricane bearing down. Before 0400 I`m
getting 8502-USB fairly via Bonaire SDR I happen to have up, but there
are probably better ways to hear them; 4316-USB not heard. Don`t
expect any breaking news of hurricane hits. EiBi shows nominal
schedule:

8502 0330-0405 USA NMG USCG New Orleans E NAm nm
8502 0515-0550 USA NMG USCG New Orleans E NAm nm
8502 0930-1005 USA NMG USCG New Orleans E NAm nm
8502 1115-1150 USA NMG USCG New Orleans E NAm nm
8502 1530-1605 USA NMG USCG New Orleans E NAm nm
8502 1715-1750 USA NMG USCG New Orleans E NAm nm
8502 2130-2245 USA NMG USCG New Orleans E NAm nm
8502 2315-2350 USA NMG USCG New Orleans E NAm nm

Similar sked on 12788, and in between the voiceblox are lengthier fax
transmissions centered 1.9 kHz higher (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. World of Radio 2051 monitoring: missed checking UT
Mon Sept 14 at 0030 on WRMI 7730; anyone hear it?

Confirmed UT Mon Sept 14 at 0130 on WRMI 7780, S8-S9 at UTwente. Also
WRN webcast.

Also confirmed UT Mon Sept 14 at 0230, VG on WRMI 7780 via UTwente;
and also VG on 5800 via some closer SDR, Rochester?

Also confirmed UT Mon Sept 14 starting late on Area 51 webcast, from
0308.8, after some Mantovani music and closing by a monthly DJ whose
name I did not catch; while WBCQ 5130 achieves only a JBA carrier into
Rochester, likely less here; and no signal on 6159.9. Meanwhile Larry
will explained:

``Hi Glenn, American Debauchery with Duane Bruce ran a little late
tonight, so WOR will be on about 7 or 8 minutes late on 5130. Hope you
like the good music from Frederick Moe on "Herman's Radio and Record
Room," nominally 0230 UTC, but delayed tonight because of Debauchery's
over-run. Cheers, Lw``

``Next week, 6159.9 still planned, right? Glenn``

``Yes, we are planning to complete the switchover to 6159.9 on
September 19. There are two shows on 5130 that aren't produced here
that will be displaced - one is probably going to move to an open time
slot on 7490, the other's fate is not determined yet. I hope to have
an updated schedule completed by mid-week and I'll post a note to the
WOR list when it's done. Also, 5130 is poor to fair here and very
noisy at this time. It's definitely on the air but propagation isn't
happy tonight. Lw``

Also confirmed UT Mon Sept 14 at 0330 on WRMI 9955, S6-S8 at Pardinho
SDR, Brasil.

Also confirmed Mon Sept 14 from 1800:54 on IRRS, 7290 BULGARIA, S9+30
via UTwente, and apparently intact until 1829:54 as my final words are
not! cut off but Feature Story News opening is upcut. Earlier
monitoring of 7290: 1753 JBA carrier from algo; *1757:10 cut-on strong
open carrier; 1758:49 JIP rock music; 1759:53 IRRS ID, offering
numbered QSL for reports to P O Box 10-980, N-20110 Milano, Italy;
contrary to web info from IRRS that they are no longer accepting
postal mail! 1800:27 FSN headlines, always only 3 quickies before WOR
start. Again this week no 7291 warble, hope gone for good, but always
annoying inevitable splash from 7280 Vietnam and 7290 Iran; the latter
should be off after 1820. Next:

0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
0330 UT Tuesday WRMI 5800 NEW 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 Robert W Gruska,
Glendale NY, who has been contributing periodically since at
least 2009; a PMO to Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702;
if by check please 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. 5085, Sept 14 at 0620, WTWW-2 is still on, S9+10 weaker than
usual and modulation much weaker, JBM. It`s really ailing; hasn`t Ted
noticed? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. Quick minor DX-pedition north of Enid on US 81/64/60 parked
near Craig Road intersexion just south of the T, Sunday September 13
at 2148-2201 UT on caradio:

1130, at 2148 no signal or at least no modulation from KLEY Wellington
KS, just some ACI splash, and a JBA fast SAH between two stations, one
of them presumably KWKH Shreveport remnant. [1130 checked next day
Sept 14 at 1905 UT, groundwave scarcely a semihour after local mean
noon, on bigrigs at HQ, no S9 open carrier any more, but some JBA
carrier too weak to DF, possibly KLEY on exciter or 1-watt night
power]

620, at 2150 and still 2201, dead air from Spanish gospel huxter KTNO
Plano (Metroplex) TX.

1350, at 2153, JBA mix of talk and CW music making fast SAH; normally
an open daytime channel in Enid; both Okies a little too far for
groundwave, 180-watt KPNS Duncan and 1000-watt KTLQ Tahlequah; also
possible 500-watt KMAN Manhattan KS. KTLQ in Cherokee Country is the
C&W one.

970, at 2154, 2500-watt KCFO Tulsa gospel huxter surprisingly strong
here; inside Enid blocked by local 960 KGWA. KCFO has a minor lobe to
its NW, so now we are closer into it.

1370, at 2155, still no trace of alleged KGNO Dodge City KS.

1460, at 2155, KZUE El Reno OK Mexmx has a fast SAH from another
station. It`s early, 2 hours and 46 minutes before LSS at 0041 but
skywave seems to be starting up on topend. Closests are KKOY Chanute
KS, and KCLE Burleson TX.

1510, at 2156, ESPN Radio, ads, 2158-2159 fade out/in as skywave, back
in time for KCTE Kansas City ID, i.e. Independence MO. With 132/minute
SAH from algo = 2.2 Hz. Definitely skywave as KC/MO does not make it
here on groundwave above 1.1 MHz (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** VIETNAM. The 1600 VOV English broadcast is still running, checked
via UTwente Sept 14 at 1619, VG on 9729.952v and 7279.999+, also
audible on much weaker 7219.999+ 73, (Glenn Hauser, Sept 14, WOR iog)

This report dispatched at 2040 UT September 14

 

Glenn Hauser logs September 12-13, 2020  View Printable Version 
Sunday, September 13 2020

Hauser
** COLOMBIA. 4940, Sept 13 at 0021, JBA direct anonymous missionary
station; from 0117 via Bonaire KiwiSDR: S9 and with typical AMSynch
carrier offset minus 3.2 to 3.5 Hz, usual long-winded gospel huxter in
Spanish citing Isaiah 11, 12. 0120 prayer and cut to produced promo
for ``la película La Montaña, gratis`` via internet, usual URL which
dispenses with ñ for just plain n; song; 0135 same promo again; 0320
recheck weakened to S5-S7, preacher in Spanish (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6960-USB, Sept 13 at 0024, pirate rock music S5-S6;
I`m mostly monitoring on the backup PL-880 with reelout while
bandscanning on the JRC, and DJ keeps interjecting brief comments the
starts of which I miss until retuned on main rx. 0028 says the tune is
one he has not heard before. 0034 refers to music from years 1974 &
1975; 0045 another break with Morse code; 0047 sudden CW mixing with
music, partially copied as WDOG. 0048 weaker with voice ID? 0052 wild
SFX; 0100 SynthYL ID over music sounds like ``Radio Station E-X-P``.

Many other logs of WDOG, but none with CW IDs, nor EXP as I heard:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,71552.0.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA [and non]. Area tropo levels 1-2 and barely 3 over
northern OK per Hepburn maps predicted for 1500 UT September 13, so
UHF/VHF bandscan via my still-broken antenna from 1507 finds the
following situation, by RF channels only:

OKC channels no good due to DX QRM: 33, 29, 27, 23, 18, 15, 13, 7
BAD DX signals only, not decoding: 36, 35, 32, 30, 26, 21, 11, 10, 9
DX decodes: Tulsa mkt 34, 28, 22, 20; Wichita tho beyond map area: 31
(Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2051 monitoring: confirmed Sat Sept
12 at 1932 UT on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, Wentzville MO, VG S9+10 at the
KiwiSDR nearby in Warrenton, about 2 minutes into, so started circa
nominal 1930.

Also confirmed Sat Sept 12 at 2323 the 2300 on WRMI 7780, poor S8-9
here.

Also confirmed via Warrenton SDR, UT Sun Sept 13 at 0322 on WA0RCR,
1860-AM, about 3 minutes into so started circa 0319. But ending at
0347.6. Altho originally 29.0 minutes long, timing is skewed by
removal of most of my opening due to music banned from ham, but WA0RCR
IDs inserted every dekaminute. Next:

0030 UT Monday WRMI 7730 to WNW
0130 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE, 5800-NEW to SSE
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
[from Sept 21 changing to 6160v]
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 NEW 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 Robert W Gruska,
Glendale NY, who has been contributing periodically since at
least 2009; a PMO to Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702;
if by check please 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. 5085, UT Sun Sept 13 at 0019, WTWW-2 with TONITO already
underway but undermodulated, distorted despite usual very strong
signal, so unlistenable. Not near computer so not switching to $ tereo
webfeed; probably a rerun anyway (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. 9840, Sun Sept 13 at 1357, JBA carrier so I
measure to determine if it`s still off-frequency-minus VOV scheduled
until 1530? No, 9840.004, finished measuring just in time when bigsig
from WHRI cuts on with no ID. The JBA one was probably Turkey
scheduled here before and after 1400; per Aoki/NDXC, WHRI weekends
only, supposed to be on Sundays from 1200 until off at 1400, while
Saturdays extended until 1600; not so (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 1360, UT Sun Sept 13 at 0620 I`m trying for WNJC DX test on
the second night, by tuning to 1361.0-USB in case I can detect some of
the non-vocal SFX, and maybe I get a bit: 0623.7 JBA sweep tones
briefly; 0631.7 continuous tone; 0658 one ``V`` in Morse as known to
introduce the CW IDs; was it cut off? Do these match exact timings as
heard by others or logged by station?

FCC AM Query shows day pattern with one major lobe centered at 155
degrees --- not good for most of us.

https://transition.fcc.gov/Bureaus/MB/Databases/AM_DA_patterns/503852-69972.pdf
As Harold Frodge points out, here`s another version of their daytime
coverage map supposedly in force during second night test, mostly
going SSE out into the ocean:
https://radio-locator.com/cgi-bin/pat?call=WNJC&service=AM&h=D
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9-kHz, JBA MW carrier search, Sept 13 at 0607 with
presumed likely sources this late: 936-Morocco, 846-Kiritimati,
684-Spain, 711-Morocco, 621-Canaries, 1107-Spain. BTW, it`s neat to be
getting at same time on MW both Xmas Island and Agadir, Morocco, which
are this far apart: 15051 km = 9352 statute miles = 8127 nautical
miles.. The direct GC path between them passes over California, Salt
Lake, Lake Superior, Newfoundland (Glenn Hauser, OK WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6999.9-LSB, Sept 13 at 0022, QSO in Spanish escaping the
40m band, one nicknamed Tigre; uses ham lingo like `QSL` meaning I
copied you, not a card; cumpleaños greeting (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1936 UT September 13

 

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