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Glenn Hauser logs July 31, 2017  View Printable Version 
Monday, July 31 2017

Hauser
** EQUATORIAL GUINEA. 5005, July 31 at 0546, JBA carrier from presumed Bata RNGE; while 6250 is still gone from Malabo. Having proved that transmitter is working, they`ve turned it off again, or it broke down again. We`ll all be keeping an ear on 6250 a while longer (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MALI. 5995, July 31 at 0648, ORTM is axually modulated as some fix has been done to this long almost inaudible unit; fair signal but splash from 6000 RHC which unfortunately is not undermodulated for a change (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND. 9630, July 31 at 0550, RNZI on new frequency ex-9700, S9+10 and seems clear altho confronting a local device blubbler here, my problem (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PUERTO RICO. 5125, July 31 at 0059, very strong carrier with tone tests on again tonight, from presumed Arecibo radiotelescope experimenting with ionospheric heating. Last night the tones were in steps, but tonight they are sweeps up and down in pitch, and between them the carrier cuts off briefly. These can be heard all the way between 5113 and 5145, weakening toward the edges, and of course, blotting out the very weak signal from WBCQ 5129.82-AM. Still the same past 0107 and 0121. Next check at 0219-0221 nothing heard, but WBCQ is still too weak in storm noise level.

After 0300, when WORLD OF RADIO is on WBCQ, the 5125 signal is back on, but weakened, now with tones stepping upward causing weak hets to very poor WBCQ. By 0332, 5125 is S9+30 fading to only S9, and cutting on and off without tones at the moment. At 0434 off; at 0545 open carrier back on. At 0650 final check, still weakened unmodulated carrier. July 31 is supposed to be the final date for this week-long experiment, so unclear whether it will be on again for UT August 1 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1888 monitoring:
GERMANY Reception of HLR relays on 9485=CUSB, July 30 Hamburger Lokalradio --- World of Radio #1888
1030-1100 on 9485 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu English Sun
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uiv8LfyPdM4&feature=youtu.be
-- 73! (Ivo Ivanov, QTH: Sofia, Bulgaria, Equipment: Sony ICF-2001D 30 m long wire, dxldyg via DX LISTENING DIGEST) Theme recognizable, not readable but improving in first sesquiminute (gh)

Also confirmed Sunday July 30 at 2330 on WBCQ, 9330.2v-CUSB, fair. Also confirmed UT Monday July 31 from 0300 on Area 51 webcast (a few seconds of the 0330 program cued up, Hobart Radio International started by mistake, quickly cut to WOR); while WBCQ 5129.8-AM is very weak, and obliterated by tone tests from huge 5125 transmitter, presumed to be ionospheric heating experiments from Arecibo, Puerto Rico, oblivious of the US SW station nearby. Also confirmed UT Monday July 31 at 0330 on WRMI, 9955, fair. Next:
Mon 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Remember that new 1889 should start Tuesday at 2130 on 9455 & 15770; or if I am delayed, maybe at 2330 on 9330 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9455, July 31 at 1321, WRMI is back to Oldies here instead of duplicating 9395 with `The Power Hour`. But when I tune in at 1321, it`s VOA news relay at odd time, soon followed by Biermann`s WRMI ID and ``Something Happened`` -- indeed; while TPH is in a 4-minute ad break. Nice of them to warn listeners how long they may safely tune out. 9395 is still // weaker 7780 WRMI, and stronger 13845 WWCR which is ahead by about a semiminute. At 1424 check, still music on 9455, TPH on 9395 // 7780, both very poor (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1614 UT July 31

 

Glenn Hauser logs July 30, 2017  View Printable Version 
Sunday, July 30 2017

Hauser
** ARMENIA. 11845, July 30 at 1703, no signal from the R. Mi Amigo special as publicized to Europe at 17-19 today only; nor did I expect any, as they are certainly not aiming to be heard in North America (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** COLOMBIA. 5910.355, July 30 at 0602, very poor music below noise level, no doubt AlcaravÃn Radio active again. At 0440, Wolfgang BÃschel had measured it in Germany on 5910.351 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND. 7425, July 30 at 1210 check, RNZI is still on NNE antenna with VG signal here. As Wolfgang BÃschel points out, the latest change is 9630 ex-9700 at 05-07; presumably to avoid collision with Romania at 0600-0630. Unlogged here yet; now confronting the weak only slightly off-frequency R. Aparecida, Brasil. But EiBi shows CNR1 from site-q is also on 9630. Aoki says it`s via Geermu at 00-11 except for the Tuesday 06-09 siesta. China could be worse for NZ than RRI was (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PUERTO RICO. 5125 et al., July 30 at 0600 no carriers or tones on now from presumed Arecibo as earlier. These are supposed to run thru/until July 31. No reply yet from the HAARP guy in Alaska for confirmation of source, Chris Fallen, Ph.D., Assistant Research Professor in the Space Physics Group at the UAF Geophysical Institute (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 17855, July 30 at 1710 check, REE still AWOL from its North American frequency, the only European capable of a usable signal in our midday. A weakie on 17850 must be France at 162 degrees (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17362-USB, July 30 at 1711, synthetic YL with marine weather forecast consisting of nothing but wind direxion and speed in knots, seas in feet, day by day from now until Thursday, attributed to NWS Miami on July 30 for the tropical North Atlantic, between certain coÃrdinates. EiBi shows this is WLO Mobile AL, which emits half-sesquihour broadcasts at 05, 11, 15, 17 and 23 UT. Why don`t they consolidate and make all numbers metric? Usually she says ``knots``, but sometimes ``k-t`` when the original text lacks the -s or the full word. Smart cookie (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7780, Sunday July 30 at 1215, VOA news about Pakistan back to odd timing other than hourtop amid WRMI Oldies service, S9 // 9395 at S7.

At 1708, the Oldies on 9455 are a JBA carrier, while 9395 rates a better but very poor level. The BS on 9955 is noticeably stronger but still insufficient (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1833 UT July 30

 

Glenn Hauser logs July 29-30, 2017  View Printable Version 
Sunday, July 30 2017

Hauser
** ALBANIA [non]. 5850, July 29 at 2258, WRMI is on with IS & ID runup to hourtop, 2300 R. Tirana IS and sign-on not mentioning any SW frequency, just ``from now on`` at the web address. Suspect this SW arrangement I proposed is somewhat extra-official, with shortwaveservice in Germany as intermediary (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EQUATORIAL GUINEA. 6250, July 30 at 0005 check, no signal from RNRGE, Malabo, so apparently done with the all-night testing. We should still be able to hear them from sign-on which used to be 0530, but will they stay on later than the old sign-off of 1830? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6950-USB, July 30 at 0111, rockmusic at S8-S9, no doubt Wolverine Radio, as confirmed by ID at 0115. Tonight`s key word is ``help`` per numerous logs from 0033 to 0146 at
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,36415.0.html
I didn`t listen long with all the other stuff going on (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PUERTO RICO. 5125.00, July 30 at 0006, extremely strong S9+15 to S9+30 open carrier, something new. I`m checking since this news emerged via roger on the DXLD yg:
http://bit.ly/2eNEhME
about ionospheric heating experiments from the Arecibo, Puerto Rico, radio telescope, on behalf of the same guy who brought us HAARP last winter from Gakona, Alaska.

``Arecibo ionosphere HF radio modification campaign!

[Excerpts:] 23 July: If you are reading this, then another radio event of possible interest is the upcoming Arecibo ionosphere HF heating campaign during 24 to 31 July 2017. The new Arecibo ionosphere HF heater nominally transmits 600 kilowatts net power (100 to 200 megawatts effective radiated power) and has a unique Cassegrain dual-array antenna design that increases gain of three crossed dipoles for each band using the signature 1000 ft spherical dish reflector.

During the upcoming campaign, the Arecibo HF transmitter is limited to two frequencies, 5.125 and 8.175 MHz. Campaign HF transmissions will start at approximately 1600 hours UTC and be active approximately 24 hours per day, with some occasional downtime for maintenance and other activities lasting one or more hours. Generally, the 8.175 MHz transmissions will occur in the daytime when foF2 is expected to exceed that value, between approximately 1830 and 2230 hours UTC. Otherwise the HF transmissions will occur at 5.125 MHz. These transmissions will be in the vertical direction so this is an excellent opportunity to observe NVIS from a powerful transmitter in Puerto Rico.

24 July: Did you copy Arecibo during the 24-31 July 2017 HF campaign? Get your QSL card! This morning I received the following information by email from Ãngel VÃsquez, Head of Telescope Operations and Spectrum Manager at Arecibo:

Iâm Ãngel WP3R, president and trustee of KP4AO, the Arecibo Amateur Radio Club. KP4AO has QSL cards that have been made because of our Special Event Runs and the MoonBounce we did. My personal QSL manager, W3HNK does the QSLâing also for KP4AO. I can give him a call and have him send SWL QSLâs to the interested parties. All that is needed is a SASE to W3HNK. His Address can be found on QRZ.com or WM7D.net.

25 July 2017: I originally reported the Arecibo high-power HF operations to be transmitted at either 5.125 or 8.175 MHz, depending on local foF2. Note that these are just estimates and the actual transmitted frequency may be adjusted slightly from those values for various reasons. Arecibo is currently transmitting 5095 kHz at 0000 hours 25 July 2017 (UTC).``

So here`s what I hear: first at 0007, I compare the 5125 signal to nearby 5 MHz transmitters:
5129.8, WBCQ, JBA carrier --- will get blown away by this thing
5085, WTWW not on yet [see separate log later]
5050, WWRB, S9+15
5040, RHC Creole, S9 to S9+25
5025, Rebelde, S7-S9, undermodulated
[see also USA: 6993]

Assuming 5125 will continue to be unmodulated, I tune around elsewhere, but at 0031 I notice that different ascending tones are now being transmitted in steps. This is not unlike some proof-of-performance runs by AM broadcast stations, but why would they be doing this? The huge ERP carrier alone is all that`s needed to heat the ionosphere. And if they can transmit these tones, they could also easily include some kind of ID! So I am not positive all this is really Arecibo. If not, quite a spoiler!

The tone sequences start over from low to high about every two minutes, at 0034, 0036, 0038. The higher-pitched ones being pure tones, produce what amount to distinct carriers on corresponding frequencies apart from 5125.00, in fact landing far beyond poor WBCQ circa 5130.

At 0040 I start to follow the sequence with the NRD-545 on 0.1 kHz step tuning. Each lasts just a few seconds. I suppose the same thing is happening on the lower side but not listening there. 5133.2, 5133.6, 5134.0, 5134.4, 5134.8 --- so these are 400 Hz apart.

Next run at 0043 I catch starting at 5126.1, then 5126.5, 5126.7, 5126.9, 5127.1, 5127.3, 5127.5, 5127.7, 5127.9, 5128.1, 5128.3, 5128.5, 5128.7, 5128.9 (and now traces of WBCQ at different pitches underneath), 5129.1, 5129.3, 5129.5, 5129.7, 5129.9 where it stops, so these were 200 Hz apart; and back down to start up again:

5125.9, 5126.1, 5126.3, 5126.5, 5126.7, also at 200 Hz --- and I tune up above to find some much higher ones going at same time far beyond the WBCQ frequency:

5135.9, 5137.4, 5138.3, 5132.2, 5143.1, 5143.8, 5144.6 where it stops. I may have missed some digits trying to keep up with them, as these were mostly, but not all, 900 Hz apart. More of same I do not track.

At 0100* carrier goes off, back on circa *0102 with dead air; 0104 more tone test but this time steady at high pitch. 0108 dead air; 0110 high tones.

At 0114 yet another variation: the carrier cuts off and on between tones, something it was not doing earlier. There was never anything on 5095 or other frequencies between. And so it went.

0330 recheck, nothing on 5125 or 5095, but a big S9+20 OC on 5100, where we have heard such before. Could that be Arecibo all along? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U K [non]. 7445, July 30 at 0054, nice ME song at S8, adding to all the music stations on 6, 7 and 9 MHz this evening. 0056 talk sounds Farsi but must be Dari, mottoes(?) with music interludes, and one ID-like in passing, sounds like ``Sedoye SamÃ``, 0059 mentions Afghanistan and off at 0059.5*. HFCC shows BBCWS via Woofferton, but the Afghan service alternating Pashto & Dari is to continue from Oman on 7445 until 0330 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1888 monitoring: confirmed Saturday July 29 at 2254, the 2230 airing on WBCQ 9330.25v-CUSB, poor. Also confirmed Sat July 29 at 2300 on WRMI 11580, good, after at least 5 minutes of music fill. Also confirmed UT Sunday July 30 at 0200 on WRMI, 11580, good. Also confirmed from 0345 UT Sunday July 30 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, MO, later than usual. (Schedule here http://wa0rcr.com/sched.html does not include WOR at non-exact times)
Next:
Sun 1030 HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW
Sun 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0300v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5097.9, July 30 at 0059, parasitic weak spur from WTWW-2 which has just signed on 5085 with music, 0101 Ted offers QSLs for e-mail; ham ads; 0106 `Theater Organ in the Ozarx` finally starts. If Arecibo had been on 5095 tonight, there could be a problem, but not on 5125 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 6993, July 30 at 0110, very poor carrier, which is often detectable, and as previously logged, in DXLD 16-16 and 16-46, it`s WH2XWF, an experimental 164-watt transmitter with several locations in Florida, to study ionospheric disturbances; re-logged in honor of Arecibo 5125, which ought to have some such callsign (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 0358 UT July 30

 

Glenn Hauser logs July 28-29, 2017  View Printable Version 
Saturday, July 29 2017

Hauser
** ANGUILLA. 6090, July 29 at 0607 check, CB is on tonight with PMS; 11775 day frequency is off at 1331 check, but on by 1923 fair at S9-S7. I had just heard the expletive ``by cracky`` from DGS on // 13845 WWCR (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 11935, July 28 at 1237, pop music and talk in Russian with strange accent about football; 1241 mentions ``kitaysky``, 1243 to Firedragon-like music. Must be MPK == CRI in Russian as scheduled 10-13, 500 kW, 37 degrees from SZG site i.e. toward DBP and onward to Severnaya Amerika (per HFCC, at 1200-1227 there would have been a collision with RVA westward from Palauig in Hmong). (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15140, July 29 at 1930, RHC English is S9+10 of extreme distortion: I have to listen a while to decide it`s really English; first seemed Italian, but guess it was the Spanish accent. When will RHC ever put its weblang Italian on SW? Carrier is OK, so it`s entirely a modulation problem, perhaps originating in the studio or link. At least someone eventually noticed, since transmitter is off at 1952 check; while 15370 in Spanish song remains strong. Something is always wrong at RHC. Patria o suerte, Âpensaremos! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EQUATORIAL GUINEA. 6250, July 29 at 0605, RNRGE, Malabo poor with M&W in Spanish. Wolfgang Bueschel and Patrick Robich think the reactivation is thanks to an Afrika-tour by Chinese techs from BEFF transmitter factory (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. Re my log of KAKO 91.3 ``Ada`` -- Looking again at FCC coverage map, the transmitter site is axually near Shawnee, not Ada, and Shawnee is much closer to OKC, in fact about halfway there. Community of license, Ada, is barely within the same contour! Ada 2010y population was only 16.8 kilopersons, so who cares? KAKO again inaudible here under dead conditions (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1888 monitoring: confirmed Friday July 28 at 2330 on WBCQ 9330.25v-CUSB, fair. Also confirmed via UTwente SDR, Saturday July 29 from 1431 on Hamburger Lokalradio, 7265-CUSB. This week it`s good and steady, no QRM, but not enough to suppress noise level, 100% copy except for skipping in the webcast. Right up to 1500* when as usual at end of WOR, just stops, no sign-off or HLR ID; and nothing further to be heard either from China. Other weeks, HLR/WOR not audible at all: is solely due to propagational variations? Next:
Sat 2230 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2300 WRMI 11580 to NE
Sun 0200 WRMI 11580 to NE
Sun 0315v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1030 HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW
Sun 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0300v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7780, Saturday July 29 at 1333, WRMI is on and // 9395, 9455 so on weekends `Oldies` gets not one, not two, but three frequencies, none outstanding. 7780 had been expanded weekdays to carry `The Power Hour` after 1200. Still something there on 7780 at 1412.

`Oldies` program really needs to be on higher frequency in daytime. July 29 at 1930 check, 9395 & 9455 are detectable but far too weak to enjoy the music. Why not 13695, a former WRMI daytime frequency on the NW antenna? Perhaps the 9ers are good enough at half the distance from Okeechobee to Oklahoma, but hardly diverse in frequency. Likewise, needs to be on a lower frequency overnight to escape plunging MUFs, to 7 or even 5 MHz band (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9930, Sat July 29 at 1924, WTWW-2 is off, so probably missed TOITO an hour earlier. 9475, WTWW-1 is on with suptorted QSO show, so 9930 with another ham show is hardly necessary (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17775, Friday July 28 at 2010, KVOH is still on with sermon in English, but big wobble on carrier, worse than usual, such that even in AM mode it`s making a hum and distortion on S7-S9+20 signal (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 2053 UT July 29

 

Glenn Hauser logs July 27-28, 2017  View Printable Version 
Friday, July 28 2017

Hauser
** ANGUILLA. 6090, July 28 at 0550, now Caribbean Beacon is also AWOL from night frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6145, July 28 at 0131, RHC English frequency is S9+10 of dead air, so check the only other one, 6000: VG S9+20/30 signal and VG modulation too --- but wait, it`s not RHC programming, rather China Radio International in English // 9580 where it is only supposed to be, and which BTW, is undermodulated by comparison. It`s also // 6020 Albania relay. Source soon becomes obvious when the talk is about stock market activity including NYSE.

Things are REALLY messed up at RHC tonight. Obviously no one at studio or sites is monitoring what is going into or out of the transmitters! So how can they expect any listeners to do so? Shortly I check all the RHC Spanish frequencies for further anomalies but they are all on correct feed: 5040, 6060, 9535, 11670, 11760-overmod/distorted, 11830, 11840, 11850, 15230.

At 0200, 6000 goes into Chinese like // 9580. 6145 is still dead air of S9+10. Ditto at next check 0222. Next2 check at 0456: 6000 is now in Cantonese CRI // 9790, and 6145 is STILL dead air. At 0500 we finally get to hear RCI in English as the extra frequencies have come on: 6060, 6100, and best 5040. Both 6000 & 6145 are now dead air. At 0548 I notice some hum on 6000, and at 0550 RHC English modulation finally cuts on, while 6145 remains dead air. Enough for tonight! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EQUATORIAL GUINEA. 6250, July 28 at 0130, RNGE Malabo with African pop music is poorly audible, peaking S9+10 combined with high noise level, fades to S7. At 0222 a JBA carrier. At 0459 better now and I confirm comparing to WWV 5000.000 that this is also right on 6250.000. At 0551, now Spanish talk, mostly announcer monolog, with a few words caught: ``una maÃana agradable``, ``en Malabo``. At 0553 I also check the other RNGE, 5005 Bata and find a JBA carrier there (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND. 7425, July 28 at 1220, for at least the third day, RNZI obviously continues on the Pacific antenna also USward resulting in much better signal than the PNG antenna; S9+10/20 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. Es all over the 6m map with MUF projected to over 100 MHz, so I try again for some FM DX, July 28 at 1455: NOTHING unusual in bandscanning 87.7 to 94.1 MHz with attention to open frequencies; but here`s something unusual once again defaulting to an OK discovery:

91.3, some kind of far-right Christian program, 1459 UT ID as ``91.3 KAKO, Ada-Oklahoma City``. I`ve not heard that before, next to local 91.1; is it newly on air? Hardly, FCC FM Query shows it started in 2006y from a 7.6 kW transmitter. ERP in the horizontal plane was already 100 kW on a vertically polarized antenna.
http://licensing.fcc.gov/prod/cdbs/pubacc/Auth_Files/1118491.pdf

WTFDA DB shows: {KAKO 91.3 ADA OK 0.0 kW H, 100.0 kW V, 134.7 m HAAT, 35-13-36, 96-55-42, AMERICAN FAMILY RADIO, CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN} Claiming OKC is a stretch. One 60 dbu coverage map at FCC shows it barely reaching the SE corner of OKC. There is now some tropo enhancement, but not enough to produce anything on UHF TV, not even KTEN-26 Ada.

Besides a glorified translator in Guymon, the only other Okie on 91.3 is KRSC-FM in Claremore, at Rogers State College, a ``Real College Radio`` station but only 2.2 kW; no wonder I seldom hear it, even circa Tulsa (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1888 monitoring: confirmed Thursday July 27 at 2330 on WBCQ, 9330.25v-CUSB, good. Next:
Fri 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0630 HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1431 HLR 7265-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1930v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2230 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2300 WRMI 11580 to NE
Sun 0200 WRMI 11580 to NE
Sun 0315v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1030 HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW
Sun 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0300v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7490, July 28 at 1228, WWCR with an hour of `Power`, as YL successor to Joyce reads something claiming that Venezuela is in the Southern Hemisphere! Typical ignorance, without noticing or correcting.

Today I resolve to monitor 7780 before and after 1400 UT to determine whether WRMI make a transmitter/antenna switch improving `Power Hour` reception thisaway: At 1333 it`s S9 at best but hardly readable in noise level; while 7570 BS is S9+10 to 20. At 1358 I listen to 7780 continuously with BFO offset, but there is NO transmission break or improvement in strength, rather weakening gradually till I finally quit at 1423 when it`s S6 to S7.

I also check the other 7s with BS until 1400: 7570 cuts off at 1400* sharp before WRMI ID can complete; 7730 goes to dead air until off shortly after 1402*. Now either transmitter and better antenna could make a quick switch to 7780 for TPH; but not today (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6149.0-USB, July 28 at 0131, INTRUDERS, 2-way in colloquial Spanish, S8, far enough from RHC dead air on 6145 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1621 UT July 28

 

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