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Glenn Hauser log roundup January 12-18, 2023  View Printable Version 
Thursday, January 19 2023

Hauser



Please note and spread the word - for those not on a list where my almost-daily all-band but mainly SW log reports appear -- or for those who are but find this a more convenient archive, weekly merged roundups of all these reports in their original form are posted early every UT Thursday via:

http://www.worldofradio.com/Hauserlogs.html

The latest one direct:
https://www.w4uvh.net/ghlogs_2023_0112_0118.txt

73, Glenn Hauser
_______________________________________________ Hauser mailing list Hauser@montreal.kotalampi.com http://montreal.kotalampi.com/mailman/listinfo/hauser

 

Glenn Hauser logs January +17-18, 2023  View Printable Version 
Thursday, January 19 2023

Hauser
** ANTARCTICA. 15475.98 RC USB, Wed Jan 18 at 1608, not up to check
earlier, but as expected no signal from LRA36 into Argentine SDR. Also
checked after 1600 Sat Jan 14, nothing to log, presumably still in
mid-summer hiatus. HOWEVER, it`s coming back Sat Jan 21 as Horacio
Nigro informs the WOR iog:

[WOR] Special broadcast of 15476 LRA 36 announced for next Jan 21.

LRA 36 RADIO NACIONAL ARCANGEL SAN GABRIEL presents "UNIENDO Voces"
("Joining voices", would be a possible translation from the original
name in Spanish). This is a special program produced together with RAE
(Radiodifusión Argentina al Exterior) and dedicated to shortwave
listeners, DXers and radio amateurs from all over the world.

The broadcast will take place on SATURDAY JANUARY 21 at 15 UTC with a
repeat at 19 UTC on the frequency of 15476 KHz (USB) in the 19 meter
band and will count on the participation of Adrián Korol, Director of
RAE and Juan Benavente, member of the Antarctic Joint Command,
together with Marcelo Ayala, journalist of Radio Nacional who conducts
during January from LRA36 the morning "Panorama Informativo" for all
the stations of the network of the Argentine Public Radio.

The contents include live interviews, interesting material from the
sound archive of LRA36 such as audios of its first transmission,
different IDs, audios of listenings of DXers in different times, and
material from LA ROSA DE TOKIO, the program of Omar Somma and Arnaldo
Slaen, who is the DX Editor of RAE.

This year is very important for LRA36. During the month of February,
the shortwave transmission and radiating system will be evaluated and
measured in order to provide a NEW SHORTWAVE TRANSMITTER to the
beloved Antarctic transmitter, and the 10 KW CCA transmitter will also
be returned to the mainland for repair.

A new antenna will also be installed for the FM signal on 96.7 MHz,
which will broadcast with a power of 250 watts (currently it runs with
25).

As always we look forward to your comments and reception reports at
lra36nacional@gmail.com
IG: lra36radionacional
FB: Arcangel San Gabriel - Antarctica
We appreciate the further diffusion of this information".

Signed by Adrián Korol, RAE, Argentina, via Facebook and Whatsapp
group messages, translated and slightly edited from original writing
in Spanish, by Horacio Nigro, Montevideo, Uruguay, CX3BZ, Jan. 18,
2023).`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** KIRITIMATI. 846 kHz, Jan 18 at 0725, JBA carrier from R. Kiribati
and no other 9/kHz splits (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. RF 18, 62-6, Jan 18 at 1933 UT check, SCRIPPS is the
PSIP, ex-NEWSY: the non-cable news network has changed name, available
here via subchannel of KOPX. Explained:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scripps_News
Tnx to Ken Zichi for outpointing this: proves I had not looked at it
lately, which I really should have (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** PERU. 4810, Jan 18 at 0721, considerable JBA carrier, presumed R.
Logos, but can`t pull any audio even by LSB tuning to avoid STANAG;
then there is CODAR. Ron Howard has observed sometimes overnight it`s
unmodulated anyway (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** ROMANIA. 11615-11625, Jan 18 at 0712, DRM noise S5/S7. Aoki shows
it`s RRI Ziganeschti in German at 0700-0727 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 13800, Jan 18 at 0713, SSOB at S6/S8 is
TOMBS, per Aoki at 0500-0800 via BULGARIA (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SPAIN. 9690, Wed Jan 18 at 2305, token English from REE, after
news, Hélena Rigobert interviewing somebody about `El camino del
anillo``, some trek in Spain inspired by Tolkien. 2329 conclusion said
would continue next week. Sufficient, while other frequencies unusable
or inaudible (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 5960.016, Jan 18 at 2305, VOT English is not off the air
today, S9+40 into UTwente; during news 2308 however, audio is cutting
out or hitting mod peaks only: wiggle that patchcord! I guess they did
for soon corrected. Something`s always erroneous at Emirler. *2310 the
CCCCCCI from East Turkistan, std denunciation, hits; carrier probably
on earlier. 2311-2313.5 `Review of the Turkish Press`. 2317 `Gripping
Files` [?], avoid sedentary life leading to obesity, diabetes. Ideally
150-300 minutes of exercise per week. 2321 song break. 2325-2332
`Weekly Commentary`, always written by an outsider, it seems; can
never understand the names and spelling them out is unthinkable: EU
leaders are losing confidence in Russian sanxions. 2337 `Feeling
Supreme` :: that is what the segment title sounds like on the recorded
intro = outro over theme music. However, `new` segment starting really
does sound like `The Healing Spring`. Of course ``the`` would never
make sense preceding `Feeling Supreme`. It`s about increasing
children`s immunity. 2344 music. 2352 s/off. 2354 IS played one
sesquitime, before cutoff, uncovering the CCCCCCI (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** U S A. 13563.5 CW, beacon PCO in Pine, Colorado: always nice to
receive a real QSL in the Pmail; even more so when I had not yet
explicitly requested one. He heard me on WOR mention hearing PCO. Tnx,
Bill! See:
front: https://www.w4uvh.net/PCO_HIFER_13563.5_front.jpg
back: https://www.w4uvh.net/PCO_HIFER_13563.5_back.jpg

Or Nos. 137 & 138 via:
http://www.worldofradio.com/QSL.html

https://www.qrz.com/db/AA0RQ
AA0RQ USA flag USA
WILLIAM A HENSEL, 28307 Grove St., Pine, CO 80470, USA

Much more about his equipment and interests, mainly QRP and fly
fishing, and toward the bottom: ``HIFER = HIGH FREQUENCY EXPERIMENTAL
RADIO --- I have a Hifer Beacon running on 13563.45 Khz. The ID is
PCO. Preceeding the IDs of PCO there is a 5 second carrier. It is a
Part 15 unlicensed transmitter. The measured output is around 3.6 MW
into a half wave dipole. The beacon is solar powered. I do QSL SWL
reports on my Hifer Beacon. Stalking the Hifers on the 22 meter band
while out Hiking and taking with you a small short wave receiver can
be very rewarding.`` MW = milliwatts

So far have logged PCO five more times before/since (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** U S A. 12070, Jan 18 at 0710, African language talking about T****,
S9+20/30! the SSOB by far, only 11735 Korea North approaching it. Aoki
shows VOA Hausa 0700-0730 via SMG CVA, i.e. VATICAN: violating
Separation of Church and State. Another example of that site`s
[dis]ability to provide bigsigs way off the alleged target (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2173 monitoring: confirmed UT Wednesday
January 18 at 0030 on WRMI 9395, VG S9+10/20 direct but unusually
fluttery for such a bigsig. This time a few notes of music intrude
between ID and WOR, which I think I recognize as the RAE theme from
Argentina.

Not checked Wed Jan 18 at 1030 on 5850, and had already eliminated it
from my skeds, since WRMI sked showed it replaced by `Music &
Medicine` hour at 1000. But Richard Lemke still heard WOR!

``From: Richard Lemke, St. Albert, Alberta, Canada, the desk of
Richard’s listening Post, Radio: JRC NRD-535 HF, Antenna: random long
wires in the trees. Dear Glenn: Confirming World of Radio #2173,
Happy New Year 2023. WRMI Facebook page is not being kept updated and
current, WRMI:
9395, 0130, 0144, 0159 (45543), (45433), 0158, January 17 [Tue]
9395, 0030, 0049, 0058 (55433), 0058, January 18 UTC 2023 [Wed]
5850, 1030 (55433), confirmed, 1029, January 18 UTC 2023 [Wed]
(Lemke, Richard -AB)``

Also confirmed Wednesday January 18 at 2202 the 2200 on WBCQ 7489.9v,
S9+10 direct vs HNL. Next:

0130 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S

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

{about the first 5045 Norfolk test, I hear myself giving the date as
November 11 instead of January 11, geez! 15+ minutes into program}

{too late to fix on WOR, Ken Zichi corrects his frequency range for
CODAR including Morse code IDs: 4450-4475 like the other reporter, not
7450-7475}

Like our website, a noncommercial service for which financial support
is appreciated. Thanks this week to Benn Kobb, DC for a contribution
via PayPal to: woradio at yahoo.com - in US funds but not
necessarily.

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

** U S A. 9330.00, Jan 18 at 1649, WLCR/WBCQ-6 is within a few Hz of
on-frequency! in English. Compared to 9395.00 WRMI (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** U S A. Sometime Jan 17, I think it was on MSNBC, the Albuquerque
shoot-em-up Republican loser felon story, graphic failed to spell its
county, Bernalillo correctly, rather ``Illiberallo`` o algo tal. A
misspellchecker? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** VANUATU. 7890, Jan 18 at 0715, JBA carrier from R. Vanuatu X2; not
audible on X3, 11835 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** VIETNAM. 11885, Jan 18 at 1643 music, then talk in Russian. Yes,
VOV this semihour is scheduled. It`s extremely wobbly, at first
suspecting two signals beating, but this would not be jammed. Rather
it`s Doppler flutter as evident on many other weaker Asian signals on
25m. WWV:

``Solar-terrestrial indices for 17 January follow.
Solar flux 222 and estimated planetary A-index 6.
The estimated planetary K-index at 1500 UTC on 18 January was 2.67.
Space weather for the past 24 hours has been minor. Radio blackouts
reaching the R1 level occurred.`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 11770.92, Jan 18 at 1646, considerable carrier, seems to
fade a bit so maybe not local birdie? Brings to mind V of Nigeria
trying to come back, but used to be on minus side of 11770. At 1803
check into a Canary SDR, nothing around 11770, but something on 7255,
in Russian & Chinese, CRI. Is VON ever attempting 7255- anymore in
local evenings, like 1630-1900 English? Pointless due to CRI & Tibet
co-channel. VON really ought to be on 11770 for that, original
frequency with no QRM, but may be impossible (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report despatched at 0018 UT January 19

 

Glenn Hauser logs January 16-17, 2023  View Printable Version 
Wednesday, January 18 2023

Hauser
** CUBA. 15140, Jan 16 at 2052, no signal from RHC English; not at all
from 2000? Something`s always wrong at RHC. Next day Jan 17 at 2000 it
is on, S7/S8 into Maryland SDR, but somewhat distorted, undermod and
noisy. SAWA. But at 2032 recheck direct: it`s gone again. SAWA.

BTW, Sunday Esperanto this week Jan 15 reported by Ivo Ivanov at 2132
on 15140; previous weeks was on 13680. Certainly not at claimed time
of 2330 on 15730. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** KIRITIMATI. 846 kHz, Jan 17 at 0720, JBA carrier from R. Kiribati;
no others. If I were bandscanning later, I might detect more TP from
PacificAsia; earlier, more TA from EurAfrica (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. RF 17, Jan 17 circa 1630 UT, Enid`s only local TV signal
is on the air again, K17JN-D, after latest AWOL starting Jan 5; but
never any local origination! Main channel is 3ABN TV, plus 3 AV
subchannels and 3 audio-only, including Radio 74 which is also on the
KIEL, Loyal 89.3 FM transmitter. Such audio-only on a multi-TV
channel, translator or otherwise, I have never encountered elsewhere.
Is it widely done, or only by Three Angels? TitanTV listing for 3ABN-E
as a cable channel still shows episodes about Adventist World Radio,
UT Thu Jan 19 at 0430 and Sat Jan 21 at 2030, and more Jan 26 & 28
(Glenn Hauser, Enid, WOR)

** TURKEY [non]. 5960, Jan 16 at 2300, no signal direct from VOT
English to N America. 2330 check at UTwente: nothing but Chinese from
XJPBS, East Turkistan, land of imperialist ChiCom genocide against
Uyghurs and other Moslems. Something`s always erroneous at Emirler.

5960.001+, Jan 17 at 2343, undermodulated Turkish music into Maryland
& UTwente, so VOT not off the air today unlike yesterday. 2352 s/off
in English and this time S9+30, well atop the CCCCCCI even into
UTwente. 2353 IS starts repeating; and 2355 German IDs intersperse as
they are no longer allowed to pronounce it ``Türkei``. Here we go
again? 2359* chopped off, uncovering XJPBS much louder modulated.
Something`s always erroneous at Emirler (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 337 MCW kHz, Jan 17 at 0727 UT, FF, 25-watt ND beacon at
Fergus Falls, Minnesota. I was tuned to 335 USB: not unusual to hear
NDB 2 kHz below real frequency. A new one for me, at last! F.F. is a
town of 13K between Moorhead and Alexandria in west-central MN on
I-94; 1109 km or 689 statute miles from Enid = 27.5 miles per watt. I
once had a presumed log of KJJK 1020 in F.F. (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2173 monitoring: confirmed UT Tuesday January
17 at 0158 just in time the 0130 on WRMI 9395, VG S9+20 into Louisiana
SDR. Next:

0030 UT Wednesday WRMI 9395 to NNW
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW [canceled!]
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S

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

WORLD OF RADIO on WRN via satellite and webcast: rechecking skeds Jan
17 I find it no longer on a daily basis at 1330 to Europe, but Sundays
only:
N America/Africa/Asia/Pacific: 1700 & 2030 Sat; 0230 Sun & Mon; 1130
Sunday
Europe: 1700 Sat; 2100 Sat & Sun; 1330 Sunday.

Like our website, a noncommercial service for which financial support
is appreciated. Thanks this week to Benn Kobb, DC for a contribution
via PayPal to: woradio at yahoo.com - in US funds but not
necessarily.

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

** VANUATU. 7890, Jan 17 at 0745, JBA carrier from R. Vanuatu, 2 x
3945; and 11835 a JJBBA carrier on 3 x 3945 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 7780, Jan 17 at 0030:00, since Jeff assures us the noise
bursts on this frequency are not produced by WRMI, I am investigating
further, on a night when programming other than WOR is scheduled: the
bursts start at precisely the bottom and top of hours and last 14
seconds, quick pause and one more split second burst. The S/N ratio
varies depending on which remote location is monitoring. At Maryland,
noise does not totally override WRMI; at Louisiana yet where WRMI is
stronger, it does. At 0100:00 and 0200:00 during TOMBS the same thing
happens at Maurice. Next check at 0330:00, another burst at Maryland.
At 0400 I am monitoring Maryland one more time and looking at the
waterfall. This time I can see identical size and length bursts not
only on 7780 but also on 7760 and 7792. At least they are not
broadband. So WRMI might escape them by moving to 7730. My other
suggestion is that WRMI shift all 7780 programming 15 seconds later.
That might make it harder to coördinate with WRMI System and frequency
switches, but that might be a lesser evil. Do these also fire when
WRMI is not on 7780, such as in daytime? FWIW, Jan 17 at 1930 & 2000,
nothing into Maryland SDR. But whence, and why? Altho the noise might
convey some data in some mode, these act like they are just
channel-stakers (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0006 UT January 18

 

Glenn Hauser logs January 15-16, 2023  View Printable Version 
Monday, January 16 2023

Hauser
** CANADA. 284 MCW kHz, Jan 16 at 0703 UT, dash and QD, 500-watt NDB
at The Pas, Manitoba. Surprised to hear it as just before, could not
detect WG Winnipeg, 1000 watts on 248 which is normally the most
reliable, but during `auroral` conditions; however, Blitzortung shows
no lightning anywhere in N America, just some out around Bermuda.
DXinfocentre.com says of WG, ``TO BE DECOMMISSIONED 2023-04-20``; and
right next to it, QL, 248, 1000 watts in Lethbridge, Alberta, already
decommissioned -- I never heard it even mixing with WG. QL does appear
in countless MARE Log Summaries, until Feb 11, 2022 (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** CANADA. 7850 CUSB, Jan 16 at 1855, no direct signal from CHU but OK
on 14670. Too much absorption below 8 MHz, but at 1945 check, 7850 is
OK into Maryland SDR (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CANADA. 28170 CW, Jan 16 at 1903, VVV DE VA3XCD/B, a beacon not on
WI5V roster on this or any frequency. QRZ.com unmentions anybeacon
either:
VA3XCD Canada flag Canada
William G Pooley, 400 DEWEY ROAD RR3, YARKER, ON K0K 3N0, Canada
Yarker is a small town just NW of Kingston. LOTS of other beacons and
phoners on 10m wide open (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 5990, Jan 15 at 2305, CRI relay is S9+25/35, but English
modulation buried under huge hum. Second harmonic 11980 achieves S8/S9
with more audible modulation, less hum - so harmonix can come in
handy! Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** MALI. 15125, Jan 16 at 1606, music with very heavy bass beat, then
Arabic announcement, S7/S9. It`s CRI via Bamako toward E Africa (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORFOLK ISLAND. From Nick Hacko, Jan 16 at 1004 UT:

``[WOR] A quick report on RadioDX Norfolk Isl 3rd test + upcoming
transmission announcement (to follow) ---

Let me get straight into it: thank you for tuning in. Your dedication
to SWLing is simply astonishing. Again, thank you for tuning in and
for your polite, detailed and very enthusiastic reports.

The reason why Radio DX exists is simple: it's here so you can chase
it. Clearly, we are not quite there yet, but the recent test runs over
the past few days gave us assurance that we are heading in right
direction. AM broadcasting is not my forte. Actually, I know very
little about putting a station on air. However, knowing that the
effort is appreciated encourages me to learn and invest in this
project.

Of course, very special 'thank you' goes to Glenn Hauser and WOR. If
it wasn't for Glenn's dedication for SWLing, his persistence, pedantic
devotion to build and support a community of like-minded people, this
project would never take off. To have Glenn's voice as station ID is a
privilege - and I'm so proud that this was the case from the very
first test transmission.

Equally, I am grateful to hard-core North American listeners who
started communication even before the signal went on air. Plenty of
encouragement and true gentlemen-ship. And same goes to crazy Finns! I
mean, seriously, you have to be absolutely crazy to go out, in the
middle of winter, to stretch 1,000m beverage in direction of Norfolk
island, just to hear that feeble signal, 18,000 km away. Hats down,
humbling indeed.

A word or two about Norfolk Island. Situated 1700 km east of mainland
Australia and 1,000 northwest of New Zealand, NF is a rock 8 x 5 km in
size with population of around 2000 people. Really, nothing more than
is a tiny dot in the South Pacific ocean. While every island community
is a unique one in its own way, people of Norfolk Island are dealing
with a number of challenges: recent loss of independence and
self-government, aged infrastructure, lack of essential services.

The population is a mix of Pitcairn Island descendants who are seeking
return to independence and self government, Australians and New
Zealanders. Australian Government is keen to fully integrate Norfolk
into its domain; however, integration process will take time, as well
as plenty of good will from all the participants. The reality is that
a population of 2000 people cannot physically and financially sustain
itself without Australian support, and if it wasn't for Australia,
even the basic services like transport, Medicare and education would
be impossible to maintain.

You can imagine that in such political and social climate, for a
newcomer, it takes years to build true relationships, to become
accepted and to integrate in meaningful way. The key word is
self-sufficiency. On the other hand, the island climate is very
pleasant with temperature all year around between 18-24 C. Plenty of
rain too, so Norfolk is green and lavish. No snakes (of any kind!) and
no poisonous spiders, no traffic lights or fast food restaurants.
Pristine air and water, and the island is extremely clean.

My wife and I spend half of the time on Norfolk, and half in
Australia. I am 59, not yet of retirement age :-( I wish I could
spend more time playing radios, but great deal of time is spent
obtaining food, preparing meals, gardening, slashing and clearing
overgrown vegetation. We have planted papayas, bananas, passion fruit
and avocados - and they grow fantastic on Norfolk. Over 500 kg of
radio equipment was carried so far as hand luggage, as well as cabling
and aluminium, so I am already active on 160m to 6m.

Back to 60 m --- Getting on air requires re-tuning of the 160m
antenna, tuning it to 5 MHz, tapping the PI coil in the amplifier and
then sitting next to radio ensuring that all goes well. Not really
plug-and-play setup. And definitely not something that could be done
in the middle of the night, or on a short notice. My biggest problem
is finding a dedicated and reliable 1 kW, 60 m, AM transmitter. There
are not many makers out there who make transmitters at reasonable
price.

I really want 'to get it right' - great audio quality with reliable
service. The idea is to leave TX on air for hours at a time so I can
'do something else'. The good news is that the location is superb;
antenna is on the hilltop (5 acres of land) 140 m above the sea level
with uninterrupted views over Pacific in all directions. It really
doesn't get any better than that. As you have noticed, even with 200
W, signal in Hawaii is very decent (distance 6,600 km). As well, all
over Australia, as far to Perth (5,000 km). This is very encouraging.

Transmitting at sunrise yielded dozen reports from Finland, Sweden,
Holland, Austria, Germany and Thailand. Unfortunately Europeans were
deprived of sunrise signal enhancement. It should have happened, but
it didn't. For that reason, I am planning one more session from 17:00
to 18:30 UTC sometime this week. Please stay on WOR mailing list and
watch for announcement. The programming format remains the same:
couple of songs and very frequent station ID. I really want you to
capture that Glenn's announcement so you can claim QSL.

I do apologize for not being able to reply to every email directly.
However, once in Sydney, I will have more time to acknowledge your
reception report. As promised before: QSL card is 100% sure, but it
will take a bit of time to get the cards printed.

Couple of photos attached: the antenna wire, suspended from a 50 m
pine tree. There are 18x 40 m radials in the base. Second photo was
taken 30 minutes before sunrise, during the last test towards Europe.

If you wish to email me directly, please do so on
vk9dx@clockmaker.com.au --- 73 Nick RadioDX NF`` (via Glenn Hauser,
WOR)

** TURKEY. 5960, Jan 15 at 2304, no carrier direct from VOT.
Considering K=5, could be on but zero propagation; did not get around
to checking European remotes. But VOT occasionally fails to emit from
Emirler (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 326 MCW kHz, Jan 16 at 0705 UT, MA, 400 watt NDB at Midland
TX; perhaps my most regular Texan, not always logged but for the
record. Sounds like single letter Q if you don`t consider the pause
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2173 monitoring: confirmed Sunday
January 15 at 2100 UT on IRRS SW via AM Italia, 1323 kHz, Villa
Estense, VG S9+10/20 with lite musical CCI from understation, probably
Smooth Radio, Brighton, England. Still nothing on previous alternate
or test frequencies 918, 207 kHz.

Also confirmed UT Monday January 16 at 0030 on WRMI 7780, S9/+10 into
Maurice LA SDR, after which I wrote Jeff White:

``Noise blasts over WOR --- Jeff, This has been going on for months.
Would appreciate it if you could fix it. The WOR playbacks on System D
7780 always start with a burst of noise completely overriding my
opening for 10+ seconds. This always starts at exactly the same time I
start talking, so obviously some defect coming out of your
transmitter. Not external QRM or jamming. After a brief pause there is
another short burst. Lately I have also been noting three short bursts
of the same noise about 3 minutes into. I am sure you would hear all
this by remote monitoring if not line monitoring in-house. Once I
thought I heard same at start of some other program, not sure, but
seems likely. Thanks, Glenn``

``Glenn: The "noise blasts" do not originate with WRMI. We have an
idea where they might be coming from, but it's hard to know for sure.
I'm sure you realize that 7780 is OOB, and that utility stations have
priority over us, so a lot of times we have to live with these things.
It does not only happen when your program is on the air. Jeff White,
General Manager, WRMI Radio Miami International``

``Jeff, Well, it`s uncanny the precision timing to the split second to
start at the same time as WOR. Why don`t you reprogram so WOR starts
:15 seconds after the half hour? That would avoid the noise or prove
it`s not deliberate against any certain program. Or if inevitable,
maybe a permanent WRMI frequency change is in order. Like 7730 where
you are already authorized but not really using? Or was that the one
with the multi-harmonic problem?
73, Glenn``

Also confirmed UT Monday January 16 at 0400 on Area 51 webcast --- but
NOT on WBCQ 6160-. Propagation is degraded so New Hampshire and
Maryland SDRs are getting zero signals, too close. Missouri SDR has an
invisible and inaudible carrier but SAM shows signature offset of
-62/67 Hz = 6159.933 to 6159.938 variable. A better signal direct at
S9 but NO modulation! I measure it varying around 6159.934. It`s
always something?! [meanwhile, R. Angela in Marriage of Figaro is
S9+10/20 direct on 5130.00 with good modulation.]

{about the first 5045 Norfolk test, I hear myself giving the date as
November 11 instead of January 11, geez! 15+ minutes into program}

{too late to fix on WOR, Ken Zichi corrects his frequency range for
CODAR including Morse code IDs: 4450-4475 like the other reporter, not
7450-7475} Next:

0130 UT Tuesday WRMI 9395 to NNW
0030 UT Wednesday WRMI 9395 to NNW
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW [canceled!]
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S

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** VANUATU. 7260, Jan 16 at 0656, JBA carrier from R. Vanuatu, as I
finally start monitoring before 0700. Expecting it to QSY shortly I
then tune to 7890 and wait for a 2 X 3945 carrier to pop on: which it
does at *0659:06 - or 0659.1 decimally. Some sound is JBA. At 0732 I
check X3 = 11835 and find it S6/S8 with some music and talk audible.

Gary Pence, KM5X, TX also simulmonitoring and says, ``Vanuatu on at
0700z, 3945, 7890, 11835 via Maui 1/16/23 S5-S8`` (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED [and non]. 6780, Jan 15 at 2253, JBA carrier with Doppler
flutter. Nothing listed but could be Sound of Hope jammer. Same very
wobbly frequency effect on some other no doubt E Asian, hi latitude
signals:

13705, Jan 15 at 2255, NHK IS, only S3 with Doppler flutter.

9100, Jan 15 at 2257, Doppler flutter on carrier which is mostly
noise, this week`s frequency of Echo of Hope, from Korea South, and
jamming? Alternates with 9095 and 9105. EiBi has extremely detailed
schedules of these, occupying 48 lines = 16 each including English
segments, while Aoki has only one line on wrong current frequency
9105.

``:Product: Geophysical Alert Message wwv.txt
:Issued: 2023 Jan 16 0000 UTC
# Prepared by the US Dept. of Commerce, NOAA, Space Weather Prediction
Center
#
# Geophysical Alert Message
#
Solar-terrestrial indices for 15 January follow.
Solar flux 234 and estimated planetary A-index 30.
The estimated planetary K-index at 0000 UTC on 16 January was 5.00.

Space weather for the past 24 hours has been moderate.
Geomagnetic storms reaching the G1 level occurred.
Radio blackouts reaching the R2 level occurred.

Space weather for the next 24 hours is predicted to be minor.
Geomagnetic storms reaching the G1 level are expected.
Radio blackouts reaching the R1 level are likely.``
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 27555 USB, Jan 16 at 1858, CQ DX, ###136, QSY 27515,
freebander slurring his unlegal callsign. In English, but when he goes
off, some weaker Brazuguese. Also lots of Spanish on 11m, while
official CB is bursting with hets, AM transmitters unable to
zero-beat. SF is way above 200; DXMAPS often show Es MUFs
tantalizingly just below 88 MHz FMBC band.

Es and/or F2 could audiblize some SWBC harmonix, so in USB I tune
continuously down from 26100 to 21450 without hitting a single
suspicious carrier. Of course there are a lot fewer fundamentals on
air now than previous solar maxes. Here`s a quick reference table:
4750-5130 X 6 = 28500 - 30780
4750-5130 X 5 = 23750 - 25650
5800-6200 X 5 = 29000 - 31000
5800-6200 X 4 = 23200 - 24800
7200-7500 X 4 = 28800 - 30000
9250-9990 X 3 = 27750 - 29970
11500-12160 X 2 = 23000 - 24320
13570-13870 X 2 = 27140 - 27740
Of course there are other possibilities, higher multiples of lower
bands, going well above 30 MHz (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 2033 UT January 16

 

Glenn Hauser logs January 14-15, 2023  View Printable Version 
Sunday, January 15 2023

Hauser
** CUBA. 11760 // 15140, Sunday January 15 at 1603, RHC opening weekly
Esperanto, still giving wrong schedule, probably taped years ago: Sun
0800 on 6100 - while all frequencies were off by 0710; 1600 on 11760 -
only, despite addition of 15140 years ago; and 2330 on 15730 despite
axually heard at 2130 on 13680. They also continue to mis-pronounce
some words, unable to divorce themselves from Spanish habits of
stress: Ameriko, politiko. 15140 modulation somewhat distorted
compared to 11760. Something`s always wrong at RHC. Some Comsymps take
me to task for being so hard on RHC: since Cuba jams my program and
countless others, and always airs an anti-American slant, it deserves
no respect (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** MADAGASCAR. 15665, Jan 15 at 1555, S Asian songs are SSOB, S9/+10
but chopped off the air at 1558*, how rude! It`s AWR in MAL, which
here means Malayalam, not Malgache or Malay, scheduled at 1530 (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 13563.5, Jan 15 at 1559, PCO, HIFER beacon from Pine,
ColOrado is JBA and unusually, so is 13565, K6FRC, Patterson,
California. Still no trace of all the others listed in the 13550-13570
ISM band at
https://www.lwca.net/sitepage/part15/index.htm
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2173 monitoring: confirmed starting
at 2108 Saturday January 14 on WA0RCR, 1860 AM, steady S9+20 into
nearby MO SDR, the nominal 2030; shortly after last report dispatched.
Delayed by `QSO Today` podcast of American-accented Israeli ham
interviewing South Australian-accented ham and winegrower until 2108.

Also confirmed Saturday January 14 at 2230 new time on WRMIs: 5850,
S9+20/25; 15770 S9+15/25 both direct. At this early hour despite 5850
thisaway and 15770 thataway off the side, better less noisy reception
on 15770. As usual no signal on imaginary 7730 which WRMI keeps
showing on schedules anyway.

Also confirmed UT Sunday January 15 at 0030 on WRMI 7780, S9/+10,
still starting with a ~10 second noise blast overriding my opening;
also 3 more brief blasts at 0033. At 0054 much better signal, VG
S7/9+10 into Maurice LA SDR.

Also confirmed starting at 0458 UT Sunday January 15 on WA0RCR, 1860
AM, VG groundwave S9+20 into nearby SDR. Great variability in start
time depends on greatly variable lengths of preceding ham shows. This
week I noted the Houston AMSAT net going to ARRL news at 0449. Next:

2100 UT Sunday IRRS 1323 & 918? & 207?-Italy
0030 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to SW
0400vUT Monday WBCQ Area 51 6160v to WSW
0130 UT Tuesday WRMI 9395 to NNW
0030 UT Wednesday WRMI 9395 to NNW
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW [canceled! see below]
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S

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

Like our website, a noncommercial service for which financial support
is appreciated. Thanks this week to Benn Kobb, DC for a contribution
via
PayPal to woradio at yahoo.com - in US funds but not necessarily.

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

** U S A. 9455, Jan 14 at 2315, this WRMI-5, WNW at 285 degrees, is
still splattering during Legends, and somewhat distorted on 9455
itself; at 2358 Ted is talking about deciding to put multi-lingual
Bibling on WTWW-3 15810 - which did not last long; cut off at 2359 for
ID and 0000 UT Sunday Jan 15 new airing of The Mighty KBC, which
happens to be at exactly same time as when it was on Nauen 5960 or
9925. By 0709 check, 9455 is S9/+10 but no spurs audible. Also, right
after `Encore` finishes 5850 at 0200, another repeat of KBC `Giant
Jukebox` on that frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 15770, Sun Jan 15 at 1935 checking WRMI during `Music and
Medicine`, introducing a Nocturne by Chaikofsky. Would like to listen
more to this show but at same hour as `Pipedreams` I always get on
$ tereo webcast of WYSU HD2, at this time playing `Nimrod` from Elgar`s
`Enigma Variations`. Is M&M at any other time? OMG, now at 10-11 UT
Wednesday on 5850, displacing a longtime WOR airing at 1030! (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** VANUATU. 11835, Jan 15 at 0701, JBA music from R. Vanuatu on 3 x
3945 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1950 UT January 15

 

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