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Glenn Hauser logs January 31, 2021  View Printable Version 
Sunday, January 31 2021

Hauser
** CANADA. 242-MCW kHz, Jan 31 at 0744 UT, ND beacon dash and XC,
which is 500 watts from Cranbrook BC; undermixing with FS, which is
really on 245 from Sioux Falls SD, a regular.

263-MCW kHz, Jan 31 at 0747 UT, dash and YGK, 230-watt NDB from
Kingston, Ontario; presumably this tho copied as YMK, one dit off.

341-MCW kHz, Jan 31 at 0754 UT, dash and ZLP, mixing with my local EI
Enid, and its #1 competitor OIN in Oberlin, Kansas. ZLP is 40 watts
from Toronto - Meadowvale, Ontario, and per dxinfocentre.com ``to be
decommissioned 2021-02-25``; pleased to have caught in time.
Distancefromto goes to a Meadowvale beyond Ottawa, not Toronto;
distance from Toronto is 1764 km = 1096 stmi or 27.4 miles per watt
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CHINA [non?]. 11590, Jan 31 at 1602, Chinese; in this case not sure
if RFA via TINIAN as sked this hour daily, or CNR1 jammer (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 6060, Jan 31 at 0515, RHC English is on again via frequency
reactivated last night; maybe starts at 0500 for English? If not
Spanish earlier.

5040, 6000, 6060, 6100, 6145 or 9700, Sunday January 31 at 0803 when I
am unfortunately still awake, all RHCs are off when Esperanto is
supposed to air on one of them. (However, SW Radiogram has just
started on WRMIs 5850 & 7730). Something`s always wrong at RHC.

15140 // weaker 11760, Sun Jan 31 at 1602, this airing of Esperanto is
starting a bit late with themesong and sign-on (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** CUBA. 13496, 13564, 13632 S9, 13768 S9, 13837, 13906 all approx.,
Jan 31 at 1518, FMish RHC spurblobs out of 13700-AM, with reconfirmed
F# tones; approx. 68-kHz intervals, the fringe ones JBA traces.
Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 15700, Jan 31 at 1558, CRI English relay with discussion
ending just in time as `The World Today`, rather than a 5-minute
language-lesson buffer; S9+30, somewhat distorted and JBA F# tone like
on the 13 MHz spurs. Mod stops by 1600 but carrier stays on a while.
Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 1230 kHz, Jan 31 at 0738-0742 UT, concentrated continuous
listening to my R75 with E-W longwire for any sign of the KCUP Toledo
Oregon DX test, but nothing. That`s enough for me, but I have already
heard it via remotes over a megameter away. Some guys were going to
record the entire 8 hours and sift for it later; beyond me. Fleshing
out my previous report starting two hours before the official test:

It so happens that there is a KiwiSDR in Newport OR, which
city-to-city is only 6 miles from Toledo. Near-local quality KCUP it
uppix but still with QRM audible under.

Surprised to be hearing Xmasmx! That`s the kind of thing out-of-season
DX testers sometimes employ since it stands out sorethumbly. Could
this be an intentional prélude to the test, or would KCUP really be
playing that for local audience a month+ later?

0409: ``This is K-Cup``; ``O Little Town of Bethlehem``
0414: ``K-cup`` 2-syllable ID; ``I`ll Be Home for Xmas``
0418: ``O, Tannenbaum`` in German
0421: ``K-Cup``, PSA about adoption
0424: ``White Xmas``
0426: ``Favourite Things``
0428: ``I Want a Hippopotamus for Xmas``
0431: ``Silent Nite``
0433: ID about enjoying something
0442: ``K-Cup``, heart & stroke PSA; ``Lifestyles of the Central
Oregon Coast``
0448: ``We Three Kings``

0600 again listening on local remote as DX test officially starts,
robo-announced as such, Morse ID as VVV DE KCUP with repetitions.

At 0601 I switch to one of the KiwiSDRs in Northern Utah, labeled as:
``© bluebison.net Northern Utah SDR KiwiSDR #1 Corinne, Utah U.S.A.
(TCI-530 Omni) Corinne, Utah | Grid: DN31uo, ASL: 1310, [map]``. The
map link shows its G.C. as: 41-35-24 N / 112-16-12 W, or decimally:
41.59 / -112.27. I have not tried to compute exact distance with G.C.
but city-to-city and distancefromto.net worx out to 632.58 statute
miles. This is the one I checked earlier during Xmasmx with no go.

Now I *am* hearing KCUP over a megameter away, tuning LSB = USB mode:
0601: Morse ID, sweeps
0602.5: phone-off-hook, upward sweeps
0606: 1 kHz tone
0647: another final check into Utah: upward sweeps, 0650 tone.
Simultaneously have local Newport SDR still running, and easily
compared and confirmed as //, tho hardly necessary after copying
definite KCUP Morse ID in Utah. BTW, about 3 other further-flung DXers
were also running Newport on 1230! But not this Corinne.

At first I was reluctant to try Corinne as it might be too close to
the UT on 1230 in Murray, KJJC in the greater SLC market, but not a
problem. Murray is SE of SLC; Corinne is quite further north, 30 miles
from Idaho. For this path, Corinne #1 is at optimum distance, not too
far, but not too close still to qualify as real DX.

Meanwhile I have also checked several other possible remotes, to find
no KCUP or not funxioning: in CO, TX, AZ, HI, NZ. I was about to try
VE6JY in Alberta but Malwarebytes blox, claiming possible trojan. Don
Moman thinx it`s OK anyway, and any malware would have had to come
from Kiwinet updates.

At 0615 UT I try Prince George BC`s VE7AV remote, and there is KCUP:
beeps going upward // Newport; 0618 CCI in Korean! That would be
intervening KWYZ in Everett WA; 0620 tone; distance city-to-city 644
miles with no G.C. provided by this remote.

FCC shows G.C. for KCUP:
44° 37' 52.00" N Latitude 44.631111
123° 56' 40.00" W Longitude -123.944444

Here`s the latest notification about the test, including grafik of the
``Cup`` logo:
https://groups.io/g/IRCA/message/16676
Under the rules, as an NRC member, I could claim a new graveyard
record distance for KCUP beyond Tim Hall`s standing one, except I am
sure others heard it further, even without a remote. I would however
like a QSL for picking it up in BC and UT (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1904 UT January 31

 

Glenn Hauser logs January 30-31, 2021  View Printable Version 
Sunday, January 31 2021

Hauser
** CHINA. 9230, Jan 31 at 0120, S4-S6 Chinese with flutter; and a
weaker suspicious signal on 9120; both in Aoki/NDXC as CNR1 jammers
with Sound of Hope, Taiwan (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA [non]. 6060, Jan 31 at 0113, JBA algo presumed IRAN, no RHC,
yet? which had resumed last night after 0600 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY [non]. 5960, Sat Jan 30 at 2332, no signal from VOT English
into UTwente, just Chinese from Xinjiang PBS, EAST TURKISTAN; so The
Mighty KBC via GERMANY will not get a collision from TRT German this
week after 0000; however, at 0032 Jan 31, the QRM in Europe from XPBS
is pretty bad about equal level. Over here, just KBC to be heard
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2071 monitoring: confirmed Saturday
January 30 at 2046 UT on WA0RCR, 1860-AM MO, via KB0FX nearby remote
at S9+10 local quality, just started with Australia item; ending at
2114.

Also confirmed Sat Jan 30 at 2240 the 2230 on WRMI 9955, fair on
caradio; 2250 check on homerig, VG S9+20/30 with pulse jamming JBA
underneath.

Also confirmed Sat Jan 30 at 2300 on WRMI 7780, VG S9+5/15 into
UTwente.

Also confirmed UT Sun Jan 31 at 0422 UT on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, MO via
KB0FX neighbor remote, about 7 minutes in so started ontime 0415; VG
but with heavy CWQRM on both sides. Got to be another 160mb contest,
and they won`t give our AM station any leeway. Next:

0400vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0415; as late as 0500]
2300vUT Sunday WBCQ 6160v Area 51 to WSW
0030 UT Monday WRMI 7730 to WNW
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE, 5800 to SSE
1901 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Bulgaria to WNW, 594-Italy
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
2300 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S

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not necessarily in US funds (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 9330, Jan 30 at 2045, WBCQ SuperStation is still OFF, nor is
there any 9333 carrier now (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. Re: Urgent: 5850 squeaking! On Jan 30 I notify WRMI:

``Jeff, No more of that last night, but now it`s doing it again: both
before 2300 on 7780 with Tirana, and after 2300 on 5850 with Tirana.
So I think it must be either a problem on the original recording, or
on your particular System(s) playback equipment. Since I also heard it
on Prague after 2330, that would imply the latter. You can see what
you hear off-air or studio monitors, and also what their original
recordings sound like. [later} 5850 still squeaking at 2344 during
Prague. Glenn``

Jeff replies that they have already been working on the problem. Maybe
audio processor is being over-driven, rather than other explanations
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 7570, Sat Jan 30 at 2300-2359, `Encore` classical music VG
via WRMI; a few glitches, not clear whether on recording or playback.
Toward the end during soft passage, trace of the ``bonker`` QRM from
7571.6 also audible (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5085, UT Sun Jan 31 at 0122, WTWW-2 with ham talk, S9/+10 on
the meter, but VP *much* weaker than usual to the ear as ``skip is
long`` so another loss for TOUTA which probably followed soon tho
listening to webcast would have been inconvenient; before 0200 it`s
back to distorted rock music. Neighbor WWCRs are much attenuated too,
5935, 5890 and even 4840. K index went up from 0 to 1 from 00 to 03
UT, not accounting for this nor any storms (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 3215, UT Sun Jan 31 at 0157, no signal from WWRB but WWCR-1
should cut on at hourtop. As a matter of fact, WWRB`s license expired
last year, and this has been discussed on the WOR iog:

``[WOR] WWRB; Jan 27 at 6:35 PM It would appear that WWRB wants back
in to SWBC. The parent company of this presently unlicensed station
filed an application for Construction Permit with the FCC last week.

https://licensing.fcc.gov/cgi-bin/ws.exe/prod/ib/forms/reports/swr031b.hts?q_set=V_SITE_ANTENNA_FREQ.file_numberC/File+Number/%3D/IHFC/P2021012200001&prepare=&column=V_SITE_ANTENNA_FREQ.file_numberC/File+Number

What is the recent history of this station? Its website describes it
as an Internet station.
http://www.wwrb.org/
(Benn Kobb, WORLD OF RADIO 2071)``

``USA: WWRB - the station nobody missed?
My last logs of the station: {translated to Oct 11 & 18, 2020:}

201011 5050 0250 1110 USA WWRB, E, Predigt 15422 HjBi vergleichweise
gut verständlich // http://www.wwrb.org/wwrbonline.php Global 1-Stream
201018 5050 0210 1810 USA WWRB, E, Predigt 25422 HjBi vergleichweise
gut verständlich
I noted a surprisingly good audio as compared to earlier logs.
(Dr Hansjoerg Biener 27 January 2021, WORLD OF RADIO 2071)``

``This appears to be my last log of it: `U S A. 3215, Sat Nov 28 at
2324, WWRB is on with S9+20/30 of dead air; recheck at 2332 now a
gospel huxter about going to hell (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)`

At 0200 it would switch to 3185 when WWCR took over 3215. WWRB was
active only on Sat/UT Sun and Sun/UT Mon. Did Dave overlook renewing
the SW license? (Glenn, WORLD OF RADIO 2071)``

``Re: [WOR] WWRB Jan 30 at 11:47 AM --- And even without any RF signal
whatsoever he still wants to charge $ 25 for 59 minutes...
http://www.wwrb.org

He has two different streams running, but right now identical patterns
of random noises, over a constant floor of hum and hiss, suggest that
they are one and the same studio output. Could one go wrong by imaging
a shabby shack with a 60s vintage rotary knob mixer and so on?

Do you remember his Radio Munansi relays? So called elections have
just again been held in Uganda, and like five years ago there have
been severe disruptions of internet connections. But one thing was
different than in 2016: No additional attempts to reach audiences
there via shortwave have been reported this time. Back then there had
been an "Uganda Diaspora Radio" via Nauen and Issoudun and from South
Africa, thus using Meyerton, another project called "Radio Lead
Africa". The latter included Radio Munansi programming, and somehow
they afterwards ended up at WWRB.

By the way, like yesterday at http://player.radiomunansi.com the
embedded http://199.180.75.58:9001/stream.mp3 does not connect. Is it
geoblocked or just not working? Kai Ludwig``

Does not work on any player. However ``we are live`` sets off the
timer running. Nothing heard. I didn`t close the window and the clock
was still going 6+ hours later. Well, that`s something. Glenn``

``Glenn asked, "Did Dave overlook renewing the SW license?"

From FCC staff: "WWRB's license had expired. When notified of this he
stopped operation of the station and is filing applications to get a
license."

With the type of programming that station was known for, I might
describe this as a "revoltin' development." (Benn Kobb, Jan 30)``

Furthermore, WWRB`s other frequency, 3185, was occupied by a pirate:
``3185 PIRATE (No. Am.) Sycko Radio, 0315, 1/24/21. Instrumental music
into a long section of what sounded like random instruments and
singing. Later Sycko explained that it was the asylum inmates all
playing their instruments at once. Poor – fair (Mark Taylor, Madison
WI, WORLD OF RADIO 2071)`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 1230 kHz, UT Sun Jan 31 at 0403-0443+ UT, KCUP, Toledo,
Oregon, early check prior to 8-hour DX test to start at 0600, ``Eight
solid hours of only legal voice IDs, Morse Code, and sweeps, sweeps,
sweeps.`` 1474 miles from Enid, so I have little hope of hearing it
direct, but strange noises might possibly be detected. For starters, I
try a remote SDR 666 miles away, but just the graveyard jumble. How
about the one which is 6 miles from Toledo? Yes! That gets it, altho
not without QRM. Mostly Xmas tunes and ``Kay-Cup`` IDs, PSAs. It`s a
bit late for Xmas so this fare might well be used for DX testing too.
Will give it a try later on my own rx anyway. One could still set a
distance record via some other SDR (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0502 UT January 31

 

Glenn Hauser logs January 30, 2021  View Printable Version 
Saturday, January 30 2021

Hauser
** BELGIUM. 14266-USB, Jan 30 at 1615, OQ4U making quick pro-forma
contacts with US stations, some kind of contest, giving signal reports
as ``S9-315-VB``, consecutively increasing to 316, etc. Call fonetix
always clear as ``Ocean Quebec Four Uniform`` -- doesn`t he know that
O = Oscar in this paramilitary system? So many hams mix their fonetix,
out of ignorance, or just to be distinctive? QRZ.com:

``OQ4U Belgium flag Belgium, MARC MICHIELS, HALENSEBAAN 137,
TIELT-WINGE 3390, Belgium`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 6060, Jan 30 at 0637, RHC in English, S9/+10, reactivated!
This frequency had been off for months despite originally scheduled
before 0500 in Spanish, afterwards in English. Is it back to stay?
Also // 6000 & 6100 all with adequate modulation and 9700
undermodulated (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 13636 & 13765, Jan 30 at 1527, RHC extremely distorted FMish
spurblobs with F# tone approx. plus/minus 64-65 kHz from fundamental
13700-AM; also second-order traces about 13572, 13828, vs Martí 13820.
Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 15140, Jan 30 at 1530, this RHC is S9+20 but modulation
severely suptorted = suppressed & distorted; other frequencies sound
OK, 13700, 11760, 9650. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

** EAST TURKISTAN. About corporate complicity in Uighur slave labor,
as heard on NPR Weekend Edition Saturday Jan 30 via KOSU:

http://www-cf.npr.org/2021/01/30/962358073/amelia-pangs-book-explores-the-human-cost-of-our-cheap-goods
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 4060-USB, John Carver replies to my pirate log:

``Bread and Puppet Radio --- Glenn, just finished reading your most
recent log report. It might not be anything but I've always been
fascinated by the sixties communes. Have three or four dozen books on
the subject. About a year ago I read an overview of communes around
Taos, New Mexico and right after that about communes in Vermont. I
think it was in the New Mexico book but there was a piece about some
crazy old fart who had been in the theater for most of his life. He
built life sized puppets and started a commune to train people to
build puppets and put on shows with them. His real passion though was
baking bread and would make hundreds of loaves of bread at the same
time. He'd sell it door to door, give it to people on street corners
and when he had enough people to put on the puppet shows he'd give a
loaf of bread to everyone in the audience. It was called the Bread and
Puppet Theater. Perhaps Zekey has a thing about communes also. I'd
have to dig out the books and look it up but I think the book was
called Memoirs of a Taos Hippie or some such. At any rate that was the
first thing that popped into my head when I read Bread and Puppet
Radio. A hell of a coincidence. John`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. Re 6935-USB, my R. Nova eQSL and SSTV,
https://www.w4uvh.net/RN-QSL34.jpg
``but what is it?`` Jonathan Rice replies:

https://www.tripadvisor.com/LocationPhotoDirectLink-g186245-d7278109-i337938524-Tintagel_King_Arthur_Walk_South_West_Coast_Path-Tintagel_Cornwall_Englan.html

``Photo: La statua in ferro di Re Artù --- Bossiney Road, Tintagel PL34
0AJ, England. Description: A 3.6 mile walk on part of the South West
Coast Path around Tintagel`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 7265-LSB, Sat Jan 30 at 1603, WB5ALM, as NCS of Salvation
Army net reading boilerplate, reference website SATERN.org; says also
liaison with another SA net on 14265 daily except Sundays at 16 (15?)
UT. Also have a digital mode net on 14065. SA is currently still
working on the Alabama tornado aftermath. 1605 opening for check-ins,
but no replies! Some may have checked in earlier, then starts calling
them. QRZ.com shows this is a club station:

``WB5ALM USA flag USA, WILLIAM H FEIST III, SATERN ALM Division, PO
BOX 4857, Jackson, MS 39296 USA`` While Feist`s own call is WB8BZH.

But what does ALM stand for? First, what does SATERN mean? ``Salvation
Army Team Emergency Radio Network``. Nothing about ALM on the About
page. Maybe just refers to the word ``alms`` as in being helpful?
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2071 monitoring: barely confirmed
Saturday January 30 at 1315 the 1300 on WRMI 15770 JBA but sounds like
my voice cadence. Next:

2030vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
2230 UT Saturday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
2300 UT Saturday WRMI 7780 to NE
0400vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0415; as late as 0500]
2300vUT Sunday WBCQ 6160v Area 51 to WSW
0030 UT Monday WRMI 7730 to WNW
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE, 5800 to SSE
1901 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Bulgaria to WNW, 594-Italy
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
2300 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S

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

Our non-commercial broadcasts and website depend on voluntary
financial support: thanks this week to Steve Zimmerman, West Allis,
Wisconsin for a generous check on a US bank to
Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702

One may also contribute via PayPal to woradio at yahoo.com
not necessarily in US funds (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 9333.0, Jan 30 at 1601, open carrier, and *no* signal on
9330 from WBCQ SuperStation. When 9330 is operating, have never heard
9333 carrier/het on at same time, so suspect same defective
transmitter. This was direct; and again at 1742 recheck via KB0FX
remote in MO, still thus at S5-S6, with carrier offset varying minus
8.3 to 9.0 Hz. Unlikely the Cuban spy which is also on 9330 but only
after 0700. I`ve heard 9333 previously under same circumstances, July
17 and June 24, 2020.

Last night on 6160v AAAWWW, John Carver reports: ``Phone call at 0134
from a gentleman who informed them that he thought the superstation
was down again. Allan explained that they may have turned the antenna
in another direction. Jason sent them a message stating that the
superstation was indeed down due to another leak in the cooling
system.`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 7778 & 7782, Jan 30 at 1605, carriers flanking 7780 WRMI;
axually, 7780 is transmitting 2 kHz DSB tone, why? Trace of mod on
center frequency, TOMBS as Sabbathly modulating properly on // 7570,
7730; 9395, 9455, 9955; 5800-carrier, 5850, 5950; while 15770 remains
with SMTV and 21525 JBA carrier presumed still R. Africa, which is not
in pan-America since Pangaea (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1914 UT January 30

 

Glenn Hauser logs January 29-30, 2021  View Printable Version 
Saturday, January 30 2021

Hauser
** ALBANIA [non]. See USA: WRMI 5850

** CHINA. 11520, Jan 29 at 2348-2350, JBA algo, suspected CNR1 jammer,
so look for more below: 11170 S1 in Chinese? 11150 two? JBA carriers
slightly apart; 10820 fluttery. 11520 chex as vs RFA Tinian; 11170 &
11150 & 10820 vs Sound of Hope, all per Aoki/NDXC (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** CUBA. 11820, Jan 30 at 0332, no signal from CRI relay harmonic 2 x
5910, which is S9+30/40. I keep checking for a reprise of the bigsig
it achieved four nights ago but not since; operational or
propagational? Latter continues poor with lower MUFs as 11850 is also
inaudible if on, and 11670 is a JBA carrier; it seems 11760 is always
off before now, which BTW briefly jumped to 11755 per Harold Sellers,
Jan 29 at 2132. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** CZECHIA [non]. See USA; WRMI 5850

** NORTH AMERICA. 4060-USB, Jan 30 at 0303, weak S6-S7 pirate with
ballad, still at 0330 but off by 0342. These logs say it`s Bread and
Puppet Radio International, another Zekey thing, altho no later than
0250; and as usual those further east reporting much better signals:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,77372.0.html
No pirate activity heard on 42 mb, but there`s more on 74 (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 4030-AM, Jan 30 at 0305, weak music S6-S8, still
0330 and JBA past 0342. A few reports here say Ball Smacker Radio:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,77375.0.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SLOVAKIA [non]. See USA: WRMI 5850

** TURKEY. 5960, Jan 30 at 0002, VOT is still on opening German at
S9/+10 direct, having failed to turn off by 2355 after English. Still
going at 0023 when I tune via KB0FX remote in MO, also S9/+10 and
finally turns off during music at 0036*. Should this recur 24 hours
later, another collision with The Mighty KBC. Jim Leppard, PTSW iog,
had wondered if I had anything to report about Romania or Turkey? No
and yes. Something`s always erroneous at Emirler (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2071 monitoring, next:
1300 UT Saturday WRMI 15770 to NE
2030vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
2230 UT Saturday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
2300 UT Saturday WRMI 7780 to NE
0400vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0415; as late as 0500]
2300vUT Sunday WBCQ 6160v Area 51 to WSW
0030 UT Monday WRMI 7730 to WNW
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE, 5800 to SSE
1901 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Bulgaria to WNW, 594-Italy
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
2300 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S

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** U S A. 5850, Jan 29 at 2300, R. Tirana via WRMI is marred by loud
squeaking intermittently. It gets worse and worse and continues into
R. Prague after 2330, so at 2334 I notify WRMI:

``Urgent --- 5850 squeaking! Since 2300 trying to listen to Tirana on
5850, heavy squeaking interrupting, getting worse. I thought it was a
their problem. But it`s still happening after 2330 with Prague relay
so it must be your problem. I think it stopped briefly during the ID
up to 2330.``

And at 0048: ``It was still there after 2330 but abating. Did not
listen continuously. After 0003 Jan 30 in Slovak it was gone. I`m
rather sure this was coming out of your transmitter rather than QRM.
At its worst toward the end of Tirana, it interrupted the program
modulation. Initially on Tirana it did not, but was in addition to
continuous program mod. "Is there a mouse in the house?"

Unlike the jamming-like QRM from a carrier CW-like beeping on 7571.6
which I had last night UT Jan 29 at 0234, rate of about 160 per
minute. Glenn``

If anyone hear the 5850 squeaking again, let WRMI know ASAP. BTW, I
was getting this both on my own rx and the KB0FX remote in MO.

As for the 7570 QRM problem, it`s happening again, Jan 30 at 0238
check vs BS, beeps from 7571.6, but different, à la ``bonker`` utes
--- every fourth beat would be prolonged and mushy rather than a pure
tone; and not always 4 apart (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 6159.92v, Jan 30 at 0057, WBCQ concluding Area 61 truncated
old-time-radio hour with ``we`re all being played`` --- at first I
thought it was about 45-politix; S8 into KB0FX remote in MO which in
SAM mode reads carrier minus 80v Hz from 6160.000.

7490.188v, Jan 30 at 0058, then I check the other WBCQ, when tuned to
7490.000 reads plus 188.3v Hz, stronger S8-S9, but the air is dead
until just before 0100 ID and WTO opening `AAAWWW` which by now is
also on 6160-. By the end of hour recheck, 7 has faded down to weaker
than 6. As for what ensued between, welcome back to John Carver,
mid-north Indiana, who is again online and able to hear it; his report
has been posted on the WOR iog (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6925-USB, Jan 30 at 0230, occasional weak syllables,
unsure of language or piracy while two will be active 4+ MHz; see
NORTH AMERICA (Glenn Hauser OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 10790 very approx. and broad, Jan 29 at 2351 after
tuning for CNR1 jammers, here`s a terrible spurblob with talk cadence
modulation, occasional bits of music, totally unreadable, not even in
FM mode, nor can I be sure it`s English or Spanish.

In this area I suspect 10.7 MHz IF radiation from some neighbor`s FM
radio, so I quickly scan localish signals thruout the FM and AM bands
on another receiver, but nothing matches. Then I check 31m for strong
signals such as RHC, REE --- no match either. Goes off at 2400* which
make it non-local, but likely originating on SW. R. Martí might have
been, but Grimesland turned off 9565 several seconds earlier. Ideas?
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0530 UT January 30

 

Glenn Hauser logs January 27-28-29, 2021  View Printable Version 
Friday, January 29 2021

Hauser
** CANADA. 223-MCW kHz, Jan 29 at 0707 UT, dash and YYW, 1000 watt ND
beacon at Armstrong, Ontario. Often like now the first one audible
tuning up the band; tho there are plenty more Canadians and
Unitedstatesians listed starting at 200 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** COLOMBIA. Correxion to a recent log: 600, VOA via HJHJ started at
0059 UT January 27, not 2359 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 11820, Jan 29 at 0325, JBA carrier from presumed 2 x 5910 CRI
relay; equivalent to 11850 JBA carrier of RHC itself. If putting out
as much signal as before, still not propagating. Something`s always
wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NIGERIA. 7255-, Jan 29 at 0615, no signal from VON, not detectable
on 9690- nor 11770- either. It`s been quite a while since the *0555 IS
and Hausa on 7254.9 has been heard; when active it`s very strong but
not always well modulated (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** PERU. Correxion to a recent log: 4810 is Radio Logos, not R.
Chazuta, which is the location (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SWITZERLAND. 18165-USB, Jan 28 at 1545-1555, quick pro-forma
contacts with North American pileups; as usual have to listen multiple
minutes to catch the callsign correctly, uttered too quickly altho
fonetikaly by station and seldom by the pileuppers. Spells his name
ROLF and is in NW Switzerland: HB9RDE

With views of his antennas, etc.:
https://www.qrz.com/lookup/hb9rde

HB9RDE Switzerland flag Switzerland
Rolf Oppler
L`Oiseliere 4
CH-2912 Roche-d Or / Kt.JU
Switzerland
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 379-MCW kHz, Jan 29 at 0721 UT, ND beacon DL, mixing with
weaker RUE, at slightly different pitches and periods. Normally only
or dominant here is RUE, 25 watts at RUssellvillE, Arkansas. DL is 50
watts from DuLuth - Pike Lake, Minnesota. RNA Signal list explains:
DL LSB/USB = 1028/1020, period 5.9 5 (means 5.95??) named `Pykla`
RUE LSB/USB = 1015/1127, period 4.4 seconds
These mostly JBA LW/MW logs are always on E-W longwire which I assume
provides more gain than the DX-398 internal antenna which however
would maybe allow nulling choices for such as these at right angles
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2070 monitoring: confirmed final
repeat UT Thursday January 28 at 0130 on WRMI 5010, VG S9/+15 into
Bonaire SDR.

WORLD OF RADIO 2071 contents: Albania non, Argentina, Australia and
non, Bhutan, Brasil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Cuba and non,
Egypt?, Finland, France, Germany, India, Korea South,, Lithuania,
North America, Perú, Russia and non, Spain, Sri Lanka, USA; and the
propagation outlook

{slight correxion: USA, the AZ log of COVID TIS on 1650 was at
``1100`` which I now realize must have been EST, even tho it`s
inapplicable in AZ! I converted to 18 UT as if it had been MST +7,
instead of +5 = 16 UT}

WOR 2071 is available as of 0130 UT Friday January 29, 2021
(mp3 stream) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2071.m3u
(mp3 download) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2071.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, 7780 to NE
1300 UT Saturday WRMI 15770 to NE
2030vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
2230 UT Saturday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
2300 UT Saturday WRMI 7780 to NE
0400vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0415; as late as 0500]
2300vUT Sunday WBCQ 6160v Area 51 to WSW
0030 UT Monday WRMI 7730 to WNW
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE, 5800 to SSE
1901 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Bulgaria to WNW, 594-Italy
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
2300 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S

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

Our non-commercial broadcasts and website depend on voluntary
financial support: thanks this week to Steve Zimmerman, West Allis,
Wisconsin for a generous check on a US bank to
Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702

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not necessarily in US funds.

First broadcast of WOR 2071 just minutes after completion, confirmed
UT Friday January 28 at 0130 on WRMIs: 5850 VG direct; 7780 G S8/S9+10
to UTwente (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 7571.6, Jan 28 at 0234, WRMI TOMBS on 7570 has unusual QRM
from rapid beeping at rate of about 160/minute, i.e. carrier cutting
on and off from the upper side as if it were deliberate SE Asian style
jamming. Normally blasting 7570 is only S9+10 with noisy modulation of
its own as often the case out of Walterboro. 0326 recheck, QRM is off
and 7570 has ascended to S9+10/20 but with undermodulation (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5830, Jan 29 at 0230 and still 0333, dead air from WTWW-1
instead of SFAW, SOB. During the hour signal had dropped from S9+10 to
S7-S9; meanwhile, 5085 WTWW-2 continued rockmusicking distortedly at
both times. Ted`s stuff is obviously primary, even tho the heirs of
Laporte`s passé Pastor Pete Peters own the thing (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific JBA MW carrier search January 29 at 1335
since I`m unfortunately awake before sunrise now right at 1335; on the
DX-398 so I can rotate DFing: 1566 from NW, no doubt FEBC S Korea,
flanked by even weakers 1557 and 1575, but none lower by now, not even
972 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report despatched at 1927 UT January 29

 

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