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Glenn Hauser logs February 25-26, 2020  View Printable Version 
Wednesday, February 26 2020

Hauser
** CHINA. 9315, Feb 26 at 1507, VP W&M in Chinese, i.e. CNR1 jammer
against RFA Tibetan via Tajikistan at 11-14 & 15-16, altho Aoki does
not as*erisk the final hour as jammed (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 6000, Feb 25 at 0723, RHC English is S9+20 and
undermodulated. Instead of one frequency after 0700, two more remain
on, 6100 S9+30/40 undermodulated but slightly better; 6145 S9+10
undermod and noisy. 5040 and 6060 are off. Something`s always wrong at
RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 11760, Feb 25 at 1910, RHC S9+10 of dead air; while 15140 is
S9+20 of distorted, humming, choking Arabic. Something`s always wrong
at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 18079-CW, Feb 26 at 1543, CO8LY is the OSOB, per QRZ.com:
CO8LY, Cuba, Eduardo Somoano Cremati, P.O. Box 104, Santiago de Cuba
90100, Cuba, but QSL only via manager in Spain. I used to hear him on
the 12 m band, but now he`s the OSOB on ``17`` m. And nothing on the
16 m ISWBC band either. He`s quite a contester with numerous awards,
and portrait:
https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.qrz.com/y/co8ly/somoano_201.jpg
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 15369.234, Feb 25 at 2303, RHC is S9+10 and distorted, now
day 14 = two weeks of off-frequency, which is very stable, every time
I measure it within 1 or 2 Hz, maybe within my own margin of error.
Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. 341 kHz, Feb 25 around 1530 UT, no signal from EI, Enid`s
only NDB at Woodring Airport; nor at various other times, night and
day, so gone again, for good or not? Was always very weak here a few
km, and even fewer miles away. I`m thinking that many years ago there
was one on 212 kHz with a different call, ODG? But have not been able
to find any reference to it. That`s the current VOR call on VHF (Glenn
Hauser, Enid, WOR)

** TURKEY. 5960, Feb 25 at 2302, notably, VOT English is on today but
undermodulated. Something`s always erroneous at Emirler (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

** U S A. 7185-LSB, Feb 25 at 1920, KX4BI calling `CQ Parx On the
Air`` and making quick pro-forma contacts as if it were some contest.
POTA is one of the logos on his QRZ.com, i.e. KX4BI, Vance E Henry,
Killen, AL 35645 USA, which is in the NW corner of Alabama. What park?
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 13565-CW, Feb 26 at 1457, K6FRC HIFER beacon is JBA again,
never heard in the afternoons (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 13852+, 13836+, 13804-, 13788-, 13772-, Feb 25 at 1535,
JJBBA carriers at slightly more than 16 kHz multiples above and below
13820, Radio Martí which is S9+40 on fundamental; at 1615 I manage to
measure one, 13852.202, which amounts to 16.101 kHz each. Some later
chex inaudible, fundamental level not reaching threshold. They would
probably say the spurs are a sufficient db down, so hearing them at
all is a challenge (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. Final SWBCs of WORLD OF RADIO 2022:
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 7780
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 15770, Feb 25 at 1902, I resolve to listen to SMTV via WRMI
since I happen to catch them *not* wasting time listing all their
cable TV channels: about Aussie bush fire relief with vegan food,
music background; 1907 the SM thanx everyone; 1908 about UNICEF vs
flooding in Malawi; S9+10 with deep fades (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 5050, Feb 25 at 0725, open carrier again, S9-S7, maybe a
trace of modulation? Not related to 5040 Cuba which is now off.

Also Feb 26 at 0627, S7-S8, trace of mod? vs S6-S7 noise level. Now
5040 RHC is still on and splashing. Other ideas: could be an harmonic
x 5 of a 1010 station; or in this shared fixed/broadcast band, utility
such as an idle RTTY transmitter only occasionally vivified. Not
local, as Ron Howard replies:

``Glenn - On Feb 26, random checking of 5050 kHz, between 0452-0620,
and heard your UNID. Found there with a significant level carrier, but
never any trace of audio; no modulation at all. Still UNID. Ron``
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1853 UT February 26

 

Glenn Hauser logs February 23-24-25, 2020  View Printable Version 
Tuesday, February 25 2020

Hauser
** CUBA. 9538-9590, Feb 24 at 2220, range of splatter from filthy
wall-of-noise jamming centered on 9565 vs Radio Martí. 9535 RHC barely
escapes it.

9925-9980, Feb 24 at 2221, range of splatter from WON jamming centered
on 9955 vs WRMI, i.e. against the Argentine historical media program
`La Rosa de Tokio`, Monday being the only DOW that 9955 is in Spanish
during this hour! NOT amicable. Always excessive and wasteful the
DentroCuban Jamming Command. Probably jams every day at this hour, and
many other unnecessary times: take that, RMI, for daring to emit any
exiles! (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** PERU. 5980, Feb 24 at 2328, JBA carrier from Radio Chaski vs Cuban
pulse jamming against nothing else; until autocutoff at 2352:27.5*.
Last check was Feb 18 until 2352:40*, 6 days ago and 12.5 seconds
later, so averaging slightly over 2 seconds earlier per noctem.

My first definite timing in latest cycle was until 2355:27.5* on
November 26, 2019 --- That was 90 days ago, and exactly 3.0 minutes or
180.0 seconds later, making for a very neat exact 2.00 seconds
long-term average and they have not reset the timer so far, as 2
seconds a day is hardly noticeable to them. Nor could there have been
any power failure over three months, as that would surely have knocked
askew this inexorable slippage; speaks well for Urubamba Electric
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TAIWAN [non]. 9490, Feb 25 at 0108, no signal from RTI`s alleged
4-night test in Spanish to S America at 0100-0130 via mystery site. It
was supposed to start UT Feb 23 but not checked until now. There was a
JBA signal in Chinese(?) until 0100* as RTI was already scheduled
direct from Taiwan so more likely audible is CNR1 jamming. It would
hardly make sense to try a mostly day-path on 9 MHz band to the other
worldside.

It goes off at 0100 sharp and nothing further detectable here, so I
spot-check 9490 on numerous remotes starting with UTwente after
confirming WOR at 0108 on 7780: Nothing there. Nor any of these until
0119: Nanning, Rockport, KFS, NSW, Tokyo, Pardinho, Florida, VE6JY,
Bogota, RSA. Rockport and KFS do get some residual jamming. I think
it`s safe to say the test is not on air tonight. Wolfgang Bueschel
reached the same conclusion. He was getting it last night UT Feb 24,
best signal via Sevilla SDR. His best guesses for site: Issoudun,
Nauen or Moosbrunn, discounting Kostinbrod and Maiac (Bulgaria,
Pridnestrovye) because their audio quality is not so good.

Then wb and I both asked Jeff White, now at HFCC Malaysia, to confirm
whether it`s WRMI via Issoudun. I had figured this was the obvious
source since RMI/TDF was already registered 9490, but unused at 0100,
rather Radio República not until *0200 as I recently monitored. Jeff
replies to me: ``No, we have nothing to do with these RTI tests, and
TDF knows nothing about them either.``

BTW, Aljazeera computes that as of Feb 23, Malaysia had 22 confirmed
Coronavirus cases but 15 had recovered and been released. HFCC had
been planned for China but had to be removed.

A repeat of the Spanish test was supposed to be at 0300-0330 on 9500,
but not heard then either by Bogotá, but a JBA carrier here UT Feb 25,
probably CNR1 as scheduled. I don`t bother to check all the other
remotes again. So the mystery remains: whence the tests, will they
recur tomorrow, and/or become permanentized? If we do have another
chance, TDOA should be invoked (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 5960, Feb 24 at 2305, 2327 and 2350 chex, NO signal from
Voice of Turkey, English to North America. Something`s always
erroneous at Emirler.

I also found no such signal Feb 23 at 2340, but Wolfgang Bueschel was
hearing it at 2315-2323 in Europe and via remotes in eastern America.
Maybe it went off early (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2022: Richard Langley, NB:
``Monitored WRMI Sunday Evening / Monday Morning (UT) 7780 kHz
Schedule - From my recording last Sunday evening, 23-24 February UT:
2130 World of Radio (#2022)
0130 World of Radio (#2022)
0230 World of Radio (#2022)``

I tuned in 7290, IRRS via UTwente a bit late at 1902 Monday February
24 to find a VG signal from WOR which apparently started on time a
minute or two earlier.

Also confirmed UT Tue Feb 25 at 0100 on WRMI 7780: JBA here but good
via UTwente at 0108 check. Next:

0900 UT Wednesday Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 7780
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780

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

As acknowledged at mid-break: Our thanks this week for financial
support from Karl Witsman, Danville IL, who sent a contribution via
PayPal to woradio at yahoo.com. Not necessarily US funds: PP will
convert. One may also contribute by money order or check in US funds
on a US bank to Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702 (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 9330.0, Feb 24 at 2157, WBCQ-6 WLC is on, wrapping up
Arabic; recheck at 2215, still on in Brazuguese but much weaker. 22-23
had been the only maintenance/silent hour, but now apparently making
up for lost time.

9330 Feb 25 at 0312 is a JBA carrier, not sure if WBCQ or a birdie;
but propagation is down with much lower powered 9265V WINB also a JBA
carrier and no trace of 7850-CUSB CHU (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0506 UT February 25

 

Glenn Hauser logs February 23-24, 2020  View Printable Version 
Monday, February 24 2020

Hauser
** CUBA. 9965, Feb 24 at 1513, pulse jamming vs nothing, old Radio
República Costa Rica frequency, and also on 9955 now that WRMI has
finished morning block; the latter also briefly jammed by continuous
tones. Something`s always wrong at the DentroCuban Jamming Command
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** MADAGASCAR. 11965, Feb 23 at 2050, jazz music to 2057* with no
announcement, must have been APR via MWV English hour (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6924.9-AM, Feb 23 at 2351 unID pirate music JBA at
S5-S6. A few other reports as unID as if on 6925, 2330-0004:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,63491.0.html
In May 2017, Captain Morgan Shortwave was on this off-frequency
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SPAIN. 12030, Mon Feb 24 at 1511, S4-S6 open carrier, presumably
REE which on weekdays is supposed to start at 1600, weekends 1500.
Beam to ME but this early, often better here off the back than 9690 to
us off the front (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 5960, Feb 23 at 2340, VOT English to us is AWOL again.
Something`s always erroneous at Emirler (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. 366 kHz, Feb 23 at 0710 UT, ND beacon EOK, which
is 25 watts from Keokuk, Iowa; new one here; mixing with YMW and dash,
500 watts from Maniwaki, Quebec, heard often without EOK (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 7615-USB, Feb 24 at 1525, Civil Air Patrol net with
YL-sounding NCS; quick check-ins by Mockingbirds 50, 8 and 34, who are
in Mississippi (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2022 monitoring: confirmed UT
Monday February 24 at 0130 on WRMI 7780, S9 via indoor random wire
during storm, but fadeout by 0145.

Also confirmed UT Mon Feb 24 at 0230 on WRMI 7780, poor-fair via
UTwente SDR, but no signal on // 9395; nor here nor on various SDRs to
the SSE, NE or NW; yet 9455 is OK in New York, so I conclude 9395 is
NOT on the air as it and 9455 are on exactly same azimuth 355. Yet by
0409, 9395 is S9+10 with TOMBS. WOR via WRN webcast also confirmed at
0230.

Also confirmed UT Mon Feb 24 from 0400 on Area 51 webcast; WBCQ 5130
JBA at 0409 & 0427, now back on external longwire.

Also confirmed UT Mon Feb 24 at 0430 on WRMI 9955, VP under wall of
noise jamming, but OK on webcast. F-G on the Bogotá KiwiSDR but not at
all on the other one in Colombia. Next:
1900vUT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania?
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780
0900 UT Wednesday Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 7780
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780

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

As acknowledged at mid-break: Our thanks this week for financial
support from Karl Witsman, Danville IL, who sent a contribution via
PayPal to woradio at yahoo.com. Not necessarily US funds: PP will
convert. One may also contribute by money order or check in US funds
on a US bank to Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702 (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 9330.0, Feb 23 at 2045 & 2340, WBCQ-6 WLC Radio is off
again; by Feb 24 at 0657 apparently on with music talk, JBA S1-S2 for
500 kW? MUF reigns every time. On at full strength S9/+10, Feb 24 at
1517, gospel huxter in English about Genesis. So it`s erratic, why?
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1751 UT February 24

 

Glenn Hauser logs February 21-22-23, 2020  View Printable Version 
Sunday, February 23 2020

Hauser
** ANTARCTICA. LRA-36, 15475.98 via Brasil SDR, Feb 22, continued
listening from last report: 1830 mentions a helicopter, and tries to
play a song about Antarctica, 1831 succeeds, 1833 trying for a hookup
with another Arg base, San Martín, but does not seem to make it; 1836
ID and `Antártida`` song, 1840 ID, mentions ``El día de la Antártida
Argentina``, marking continuous presence for 116 years since 1904y.
Here`s more about that:

https://www.losandes.com.ar/article/view?slug=el-dia-de-la-antartida-argentina

Still going at my next and last check of Brasil SDR at 1920. Dan
Robinson said it went off at 1912 UTC, but he must have meant 2012 UT
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 15369.233, Feb 22 at 2253, RHC S9/+10 in distorted Spanish,
off-frequency for the eleventh day. Something`s always wrong at RHC
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 13740, Feb 23 at 1555, this RHC still on with S9+20 of dead
air like it was an hour earlier. Think of how many poor Cubans might
have had a hearty breakfast for the wasted electricity expense of just
one hour. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 15700, Feb 23 at 1556, China Plus relay is S9+20 but JBM,
suptorted: wiggle that patchcord! Just about to end but likely thus
the past bihour. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

** GERMANY [non]. 15210-15215-15220, Feb 23 at 1620, Radio Öömrang via
FRANCE in DRM, first time this year that the Feb 21 original get such
a repeat, altho one year they had to reschedule when the first AM one
failed. VG with a few dropouts via the KC2QII KiwiSDR, as I still am
not motivated to tune any DRM directly myself. Once again a couple of
brief bits in English at 1626 & 1628 introducing interviews in
Frisian, which I do not understand any better in DRM than in AM. Just
caught tail of sign-off also in English until 1659* (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6950-AM, Feb 23 at 0214, JBA music not // 1390 so
not fifth harmonic of local KCRC. 0348 still there but at 0412 I do
find it // 1390. Maybe this what I was getting at first, with enough
AM carrier from the KCRC X 5 local harmonic to make it seem AM: unID
6950-USB 0143-0155:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,63445.0.html

However, earlier, Loopy Radio was on 6950.3-AM until 2340*:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,63439.0.html
But this was later and not noted to be +0.3 kHz (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. As mentioned previously, Kyle Williams, president of
Williams Broadcasting, LLC, licensee of 103.1 KOFM, 100.9 K265FL and
its AM dog 960 KGWA, was among the speakers at The Entrepreneur 2020,
a 2-day series of seminars at NWOSU sponsored in part by the Charles
Koch Foundation, Feb 21 at 1930 UT -- previous one ran over and did
not start until 1953. It was supposed to be audio/video-linked to
three other NWOSU campi but no one showed up there.

Despite his original billing as head of the radio stations, those are
only a minor part, it seems, of his business empire, so we learned
absolutely nothing about the local broadcasting scene; rather his life
story of trying and failing and then succeeding.

In the Q&A I wanted to ask him about naming his studio for a funeral
home, but figured more important was, ``As a Christian who `loves
people`, how can you justify broadcasting a hate-monger like Rush
Limbaugh?`` Answer: ``because he loves the lord`` --- there you go!
(Glenn Hauser, Enid, WOR)

** TURKEY. 5960, Feb 22 at 2300, VOT timesignal ends one sesquisecond
later than WWV as usual; sign-on with totally wrong English schedule
as usual, e.g. this transmission at 22-23 on 9830 which is when and
where it is in summer A-seasons. Something`s always awkward at Ankara.
Already off at 2349 recheck, if it lasted for entire transmission, but
no collision this week of German from Turkey vs English from Germany,
Mighty Farty KBC at 0000 Feb 23 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 410 kHz, Feb 23 at 0721 UT, ND beacon BA, which is 25 watts
from Columbus - Clifford, Indiana. Altho spring storms are not yet a
problem on LW/MW, I now have local line noise bothering this band
only, difficultizing DX --- hard to hear anything new, as this is not
either, altho I still pulled but not relogged CBC Cayman Brac on 415
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 6477.5-CW, Feb 22 at 2358, V marker from KPH, the MRHS
legacy station at Point Reyes, California; V/CQ marine markers are so
rare these days that any really stand out. Longer message repeating, I
suppose with QSX info, not copied; active weekends only (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

** U S A. 13565-CW, Feb 23 at 1452, K6FRC beacon audible again vs
CODAR. Daily I check the entire HIFER/ISM band 13550-13570 and this is
the only one I ever hear, rarely. What about all the others on this
roster, including latest dates reported somewhere, 2020, 2019 or
2018y?
https://www.lwca.net/sitepage/part15/index.htm
In years past I had heard several of those, at least three still on
the list, GNK, MTI, SZX. K6FRC shown as 13565.035, 10 wpm (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2022 monitoring: Ivo Ivanov,
Bulgaria, reports ``Fair signal of World of Radio #2022 on February
22: 1300-1330 on 15770 RMI 100 kW / 044 deg to WeEu English Sat``

Also confirmed UT Sunday Feb 23 at 0432 from WA0RCR, 1860-AM, MO, via
K9MQ KiwiSDR in IN/IL, about 5 minutes in, so started circa 0427; lots
of LSB ACI, and then on 160m direct I find it full of phone signals,
as happens only during a contest; amazing what a difference that make
to normal ops. Earlier at 0349, 1860 here was VG S9+20. Next:

2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780
0130 UT Monday WRMI 7780
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 9395
0400vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51
0430 UT Monday WRMI 9955
0900 UT Monday Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB
0930 UT Monday Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB [another episode]
1900vUT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania?
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780
0900 UT Wednesday Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 7780
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780

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

As acknowledged at mid-break: Our thanks this week for financial
support from Karl Witsman, Danville IL, who sent a contribution via
PayPal to woradio at yahoo.com. One may also contribute by money order
or check in US funds on a US bank to Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid
OK 73702 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 9330, Feb 22 at 2305 NO signal from WBCQ-6: oh2, another
breakdown? Not for long; is there at 2350 check, only fair in
Brazuguese. Apparently still on a scheduled break at 2200-2300.

9330, Feb 23 at 1919, NO signal from World`s Last Chance, supposed to
be on now in Arabic, which ought to be audible tho aimed thataway.
Oh3, another breakdown? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5130.0, Feb 23 at 0001 tune-in, WBCQ dead air, shortly
``Loituma Girl`` IS and TimTron opening, S9+10. Meanwhile, other WBCQ
on 7490.2v was also S9 of dead air at 0001. Later in evening without
measuring, noticed closer to 7490.1v (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 9350, Sat Feb 22 after 2100, WWCR-2 with `Encore` classical
music from Radio Tumbril in Scotland. Brice announces that this airing
will end after next week, as will the WBCQ at 0100 UT Monday on 7490
--- but it`s moving to WRMI, starting Feb 29 [UT March 1], UT Sunday
0100 on 5850 to the NW, and UT Monday 0300 on 9455 to the NNW. Glad
this excellent show will continue on SW! But these WRMI frequencies
are not webcast (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5085, UT Sun Feb 23 at 0125, WTWW-2 not checked earlier, but
no theatre organ music now; was it earlier or never? Now it`s rock;
and at 0211 I notice 5085 is off the air, while $ tereo webcast
continues. At 0238 DJ recommends SWLs tune to the webcast --- but
there are no SWLs at the moment; 0350 check it`s on again with rock DJ
requests (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 5050, Feb 23 at 0645, mystery carrier here again, S8-S9
but no modulation audible vs 5040 RHC splash. Another possibility:
like the 11850 transmitter, a +10 kHz JBA spur from it; but cannot
hear a match at minus 10 on 5030, altho more splash there from 5025.
Further, the crummy modulation of 5040 is not like that on 11850 if it
were same transmitter (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 13671.7, Feb 23 at 1455, JBA carrier. Does not correlate
with 13820 OCB, 13740 or 13700 RHC as spurs, and no siblings found in
quick scan. Possibly a local device or birdie but not there at 1920
check (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report despatched at 1956 UT February 23

 

Glenn Hauser logs February 21-22, 2020  View Printable Version 
Saturday, February 22 2020

Hauser
** ANTARCTICA. 15475.96, Feb 22 at 1803, via Pardinho SP KiwiSDR,
LRA36 ID in passing and again at 1804 as ``la radio más austral del
mundo``, seems discussion with station manager in Argentine accent, of
the station and history of the base. It seems that 22 Feb is the
anniversary of something. Tnx to tip from Dan Robinson who was hearing
it the previous hour also via this remote and still probably the one
at Gaithersburg MD, who`s been on RX #07 since 1716. This interrupts
my listening to Mozart at the Met! (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 15369.2+, Feb 21 at 2150, RHC still off-frequency at day #11.
Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NIGERIA. 7255-, Feb 22 at 0647, no signal from VON. It`s usually
there always with a bigsig (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SOLOMON ISLANDS. 7138-LSB, Feb 22 at 0654, H44MS calling CQ DX over
and over, calls fonetikally. Much better signal than we ever get from
SIBC on 9545 or 5020; what does that tell us? So I then check 5020 and
get a JBA carrier next to Cuba.

Info from:
https://www.qrz.com/lookup/h44ms

He`s really a German who makes extended visits to SI, currently 5 Feb
to 20 April. ``H44MS is call of DL2GAC during DX vacations in Solomon
Islands since 1990 Main interests: DX, IOTA activations, award
hunting: US-county hunter.

H44MS Solomon Islands
Bernhard M. Stefan
Moeggenweiler Str. 18/Rueckseite
88677 Markdorf
Germany
QSL: via DL2GAC, BUREAU or DIRECT``, detailed instruxions for SWLs. NO
info on exactly which Solomon Island he is upon, but apparently not
Shortland, next to Bougainville, since that was a 1995 DX-pedition
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 5960, Feb 21 at 2301, VOT English is on today but VP
signal; on contrary, Wolfgang Bueschel found it much better:
``5960.004, noted tremendous powerhouse of TRT Emirler site, Turkish
string instrument played and then final announcement at 2353 UT
followed. S=9+45dB or -33dm full powerhouse noted here in Germany and
Belgium-Netherland border remote SDR rx. At 23.55:07 UT sudden crash
'TX down OFF' midst on program in progress. CHINA, Now after that TRT
procedure, heard co-channel PBS Xinjiang Chinese service from Urumqi
bcast center, - 72 Hertz less fq on 5959.928 kHz measured. S=8-9 or
-70dBm less strong. 73 wb`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 13565-CW, Feb 22 at 1452, K6FRC beacon is JBA, first time
heard since Feb 5, always around this time of day if at all. Another
Californian with a lot more power and a lot more kHz is still
inaudible after 1600 when KVOH should be on 17775 with Wavescan (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 13724, 13756, 13772, 13788, 13804; 13836, 13852, 13868,
13884, JBA carriers around these approx. frequencies, Feb 22 at 1455,
i.e. spurs out of 13820 Radio Martí, Grimesland, NC. More like JJBBA;
easily overlooked but since matching audio on one of them to 13820 a
few days ago, I know what these are, at ~16 kHz intervals from
fundamental.

Today no spurs from 13700 RHC; and 13740 RHC blox one of the RM spurs.
At 1525, 13740 RHC is still on with dead air. I start to try to
measure 13724 exactly to get a precise picture of the spurfield, but
just too weak and interrupted by some pulsing QRM (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2022 monitoring: confirmed Friday
Feb 21 at 2300 on WRMI, initially not audible under jamming on 9955,
then becomes JBA; not very good on remotes in E USA or Quebec, but
fair with jamming at Bogotá, and good at Pardinho. By ending 2328,
finally atop jamming direct to OK.

Also confirmed UT Saturday Feb 22 at 0130 on WRMIs: 5010, fair S9 but
noisy; 7780, poor S7-S9; 5850, good S9+10/20, as to be expected from
the different azimuths, 5850 being right at us. Next:

2030vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
0400vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0415]
2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780
0130 UT Monday WRMI 7780
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 9395
0400vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51
0430 UT Monday WRMI 9955
0900 UT Monday Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB
0930 UT Monday Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB [another episode]
1900vUT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania?
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780
0900 UT Wednesday Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 7780
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780

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** U S A. 7490.2, UT Sat Feb 22 at 0101, WBCQ `AAAWWW` is yet again
substituted with no AAA, rather Pirate Joe, starts talking over WTO
theme, very rambling, messing with settings like AW often does; says
nothing wrong with Allan, just continuing his sabbatical. Poor
reception, fair S9 but noisy and fading down. I`ll leave it to John in
case there is anything significant. Recheck at 0145, 7490 reception is
better and much stronger than // 5130 which is now detectable.

John Carver reports, first at 0104 UT Feb 22: ``Tonight's AAWWW ---
Glenn, No decent signal on 7490. 5130 transmitter is on with dead air
and no program. Will continue to listen. John`` --- and at 0209:

``Tonight's AAWWW --- No readable signal on 7490. Transmitter was up
on 5130 but just dead air. Dead air continued until 0127 when Pirate
Joe popped up out of nowhere in mid-sentence talking about community
radio and pirate radio. Then was castigating the government for their
stand on pirate radio which soon morphed into talk about homeless
Vietnam Vets and then back to pirate radio and then back to community
broadcasting. Pirate Joe mentioned that Allan and Angela would be back
in the spring. Program was off the air at 0200 and 5130 went into the
Hal Turner show. John, Mid-North Indiana``

``Spring`` ? So that means no earlier than March 21, no later than
June 20 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 1090, Feb 22 at 0701-0705:30 UT, KAAY Little Rock still
provides a ToH deadairhole, missing most of SRN news before gospel
music pops back on; all I could hear without really trying was
Spanish, XEAU (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 5050, Feb 22 at 0655, weak carrier in 5040 RHC splash,
and nothing on 5055 which might be 4KZ. Certainly not WWRB, and
nothing else scheduled at this hour, not even China or India, which
would not be propagating this early anyway. Europirate? (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1828 UT February 22

 

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