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JRX Logs Wednesday, September 16, 2020  View Printable Version 
Thursday, September 17 2020

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JRX Logs_ Wednesday, September 16, 2020Receiver (s)_ Tecsun S-2000Antenna (s)_ LongwireDate and Time in UTC/GMT

ARMENIA** 6270. Wed, Sep 16, 2020. 2043-2053, Iran International TV, Gavar-ARM, in Farsi. A song, to seems a Hymn; Man announcer talks. Very poor to barely audible reception.
CHINA** 6100. Wed, Sep 16, 2020. 2020-2031, China Radio International, Xian-Xianyang-CHN, in Arabic. Man announcer talks, with music background; 2020 A piece of song and returns man voice with background too; 2026 Other song. Very good reception.** 9410. Wed, Sep 16, 2020. 2242-2257, China Radio International, Kashgar-CHN, in Portuguese. Chinese instrumental music; 2254 Man announcer says the CRI sked in portuguese, with a CRI IS background. Very good reception.      
GREAT BRITAIN** 6090. Wed, Sep 16, 2020. 2011-2020, KBS World Radio, Woofferton-G, in Arabic. Woman and man announcers talk; 2016 A song; 2019 Returns announcer voices. Fair reception.
MALI** 5995. Wed, Sep 16, 2020. 1955-2010, Radio TV du Mali, Bamako-MLI, in Bambara language.  Man talks; A brief music and returns man communication, with national news, presumed. Fair reception.
OMAN** 6150. Wed, Sep 16, 2020. 2032-2042, BBC, Al-Seela-OMA, in Arabic. ID; Man and woman talk news, presumably; 2034 Music, to seems a tribal song, with voices and drums; 2037 Return announcer voices and other song; 2041 An arabic song by male singer. Fair reception.
USA** 9350. Wed, Sep 16, 2020. 2231-2241, WWCR-Brother Stair, Nashville-TN, in English. Pastor BS makes a sermon. Fair reception.


JRX_José Ronaldo Xavier SWARL Callsign PR7036SWLCabedelo-PB, Brazil (UTC-3)
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Glenn Hauser logs September 17, 2020  View Printable Version 
Thursday, September 17 2020

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** CANADA. 223-MCW kHz, Sept 17 at 0635 UT, ND beacon dash and YYW,
1000 watts from Armstrong, Ontario.

248-MCW kHz, Sept 17 at 0639 UT, NDB dash and UL, 1000 watts from
Montréal, Québec. A new log for me, but frequently reported from
Michigan over the past sesquidecade. City-to-city distance: 2268 km =
1409 stmi.

[non]. 245-MCW kHz, Sept 17 at 0638, NO signal from YZE, Gore Bay,
Ontario, leaving FS, Sioux Falls SD in the clear; per
dxinfocentre.com, YZE was to be decommissioned on Sept 10 (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CHINA. CNR1 jammer survey, Sept 17 at 1358: none in the 13s or
higher than: 12880 S5 music, JBA carriers on 12870, 11440, 11100
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** COLOMBIA? 4940, Sept 17 past 0500, anonymous missionary station is
still going with M&W dialog, VG at Bonaire SDR. Also audible at 0622
direct S6-S7 with talk. Manuel Méndez. Lugo, Spain, points out:

``Hi, Glenn, despite the religious station on 4940 mentioning a lot of
times "Colombia", and it has programs like "Lecciones de la Historia
Colombiana", always announcing UT -4 time, instead of UT -5. Years ago
a Venezuelan station transmitted on 4940 kHz, Radio Amazonas, Puerto
Ayacucho. It is possible this religious station is using the Radio
Amazonas transmitter? The religious station is heard every day here in
Reinante, Lugo, North West of Spain with weak to very weak signal.
This weekend I will be in Friol and there I will have better
conditions to hear it. Best 73,s``

Puerto Ayacucho is right on the border with Colombia, near the NE
corner of that country, and not too far from one of the TDoA results,
Marahuaca national park, Amazonas, Venezuela (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 4980, Sept 17 at 0623, not just a JBA carrier, but VP S8-S9
of music, presumed WRMI extra frequency/transmitter, maybe on more
than exciter power, or a fluke propagational pipeline. Not // any
other WRMI frequency, mostly TOMBS. Still nothing whatsoever about
this on WRMI skedgrids --- at this hour half the 14 transmitters are
not scheduled: #2, 3, 4, 7, 9, 10, 14 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic just-barely-audible mediumwave carrier
search, Sept 17 at 0627-0635 UT: 576(2), *621 strongest, 684(2), 747,
765, 774, 837, 855(2), 882, 936, 1008, 1098, 1107, 1125, 1161(2).
Notable for their absence are 531 & 891, Algeria too far into dayside?
And no 846 sign of TP Kiritimati which is totally night-path, off?
*621 presumed Canary Islands (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1715 UT September 17
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Glenn Hauser logs September 16-17, 2020  View Printable Version 
Thursday, September 17 2020

Logs
** ANTARCTICA. 15475.98-CUSB, Wed Sept 16 at 1551, no signal from
LRA36 to Brasil remote, despite nominal weekly 14-16 UT schedule. Big
RAE special in Spanish, German and English is planned for Saturday
Sept 19 at 1500-2200, weather permitting (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CANADA. 395-MCW kHz, Sept 16 at 0624 UT, NDB dash and YL, which is
1600 watts from Lynn Lake, and which appears to be at the end of the
road in NW Manitoba.

401-MCW kHz, Sept 16 at 0621 UT, ND beacon dash and YPO, which is 500
watts from Peawanuck, Ontario. Must be this but had copied as YWO,
missing a dit (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** COLOMBIA? 4940, Sept 16 before 2400 UT, anonymous missionary
station is on with good signal into TWR Bonaire SDR, so since no one
else is doing it, I try TDoA direxion-finding for the first time. I am
not impressed, but maybe I am insufficiently expert in application. To
get to it, find TDoA under extensions on the player. Get the map
zoomed appropriately. Enter up to six SDRs to employ. Run it as each
tries GPS for one minute. Then algorithm gets to work.

First try comes up with -10.50, -134.50, i.e. somewhere in the S
Pacific; I think not. It seems I can`t use Bonaire itself since that
one of the three SDRs for TDoA is ``all busy`` including by me.
Another try with Vilhena western Brasil participating, comes up with
12.40, -64.60 which is Caribbean between Grenada and Curacao; Getting
warm??

Bogotá SDR is receiving a poor signal on 4940, so now I start from
there, and can bring up three closest TWRs, Bonaire, Boa Vista and DR
to do the TDoA. At 2350 these come up with 3.80, -65.60, which is
Marahuaca National Park, Amazonas, in remote S Central Venezuela! This
might be believable, not too far from Boa Vista, Brasil. But almost an
hour later at 0045 UT Sept 16, I retry with exactly same parameters
still entered, and this time it finds ``most likely`` 18.60, -63.80
which is between BVI and Anguilla.

I`m afraid Timed-Delay-of-Arrival is so unreliable,
self-contradictory, as to be useless. Anyhow, none of these tries came
up with anywhere inside Colombia. For giggles, I finally enter some
known frequencies as picked up in Bogotá: 5800 WRMI it places at 9.40,
-70.80, in Trujillo, Venezuela! 9955 WRMI at 16.20, -71.00, asea south
of DR (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 15140, Sept 16 at 1428, RHC is S9+10 but extremely suptorted
as usual, ruining the music of `Sonido Cubano`; // 15230 is only
S5-S6, undermodulated but not distorted; // 13700 is loud and clear,
lacking spurs. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. RF 7, KOCO-TV ``5``, Sept 16 at 2205 UT, surprised to
find besides local news on 5-1, its only extra channel, 5-2 is running
an acting-president Drumpf, Liar-in-Chief press conference apparently
live, instead of MeTV which per onscreen guide is supposed to be in
The Flintstones; o, if only! KOCO is Hearst-owned. Have not noticed
them putting any other live or Breaking ``news`` on 5-2 except for an
extra hour-early local news at 9 pm CT, before 5-1 does so at 10 pm
(Glenn Hauser, Enid, WOR)

** TURKEY. 9830, Wed Sept 16 at 2215, VOT and NSS RTTY add up to
S9/+20, but already in music fill, no Letterbox; 2219 ID and more
music. Cannot notch out the RTTY CCI, but I can notch out the VOT
carrier itself. Something`s always awry at Ankara, i.e. in frequency
management; and programming failures (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 395-MCW kHz, Sept 16 at 1421 UT, ND beacon CA, which is 25
watts from Newton - Harvs KS north of Wichita; still tuned here after
YL from Manitoba 8 hours earlier; not then, but now there is very weak
CCI, probably from ULS, 395, Ulysses in western KS (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2051 monitoring: confirmed, JBA in HNL, Wed
Sept 16 at 2127 the 2100 on WBCQ 7490v.

Also confirmed UT Thu Sept 17 at 0100 on WRMI 7780, fair at UTwente.

Next WOR 2052 should be ready by early UT Fri Sept 18 for first
broadcast at 0130 on WRMIs 5850 & 5010 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search Sept 16 at 0614 UT:
621, 684, 711, 774(2), 837, 936, 1107, 1413, 1503 kHz (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0151 UT September 17
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Audio logs  View Printable Version 
Wednesday, September 16 2020

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4765kHz, Tajik Radio 1, Tajikstan, Dushambe-Yangiyul; 15-16/09, 2357 – 0005 male talks, short music. Check at 0020 was off (so, presumed Radio Progreso was very weak), poor (LOB).
https://soundcloud.com/user-463139565/tajik_radio4765khz2357utc15092?ref=clipboard

4055kHz, R. Verdad, Guatemala, Chiquimula; 16/09, 0007 – 0013 religious music, male ID announcements in spanish, male and female talks alternating music. Poor (LOB).
https://soundcloud.com/user-463139565/verdad4055khz0007utc16092020?ref=clipboard

3310kHz, R. Mosoi Chaski, Bolivia, Cochabamba; 16/09, 0014 – 0019 female talks in quéchua, andean music. Good, clear (LOB).
https://soundcloud.com/user-463139565/mosoi_chaski3310khz0014utc1609?ref=clipboard

3985kHz, Echo of Hope, Korea South; 16/09, 0917 – 0923 male in korean talks. Fair (LOB).
https://soundcloud.com/user-463139565/echo_of_hope3985khz0917utc1609?ref=clipboard

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This report dispatched at 0414 UT September 16
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