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Glenn Hauser logs February 15, 2022  View Printable Version 
Wednesday, February 16 2022

Hauser
** EGYPT. 9899.60, Feb 15 at 2121 check, R. Cairo is 100% improved: NO
signal into UTwente! However, at 2204 UT, Andy Reid, Ontario tells the
WOR iog: ``With varying degrees of audio quality, I don’t believe it
is the transmitters. They are on now in English 9900 with some audio
squeaking though. I did hear the word “president“!`` (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 5960+, Feb 15 at 2333, VOT direct is S9/S6 but just barely
modulated. Checking UTwente at 2348 it`s +016 Hz high, undermodulated
but sufficient if you turn up the volumes on strong S9+27 signal;
compared to e.g. much louder 6015 station, Kazakh from East Turkistan,
standard denunciation. Something`s always erroneous at Emirler. 2353
unusual s/off by heavily accented YL as if this were the 1330
broadcast, IS until 2356* uncovering another Urumqi in Chinese, its
CCCCCCI having been audible before TRT quit. Now at least until the
0000 timesignal, another carrier is making a rumbling SAH, unaccounted
for in listings, so I guess it may be the Emirler exciter before
turned off completely (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 305 MCW kHz, Feb 15 at 0711 UT, OI, 25-watt ND beacon at
sIOux City / Tommi, Iowa. What means Tommi? Top search hits lead to a
Finnish masculine name; a girl`s name and a VR game. Adding Sioux City
leads to S.C. people named that; and OI axually located across the
border in South Sioux City, Nebraska!
https://opengovny.com/place/ChIJwxQS3cQGjocRz90zVBZkN3M
Also leads to a street view of the transmitter box and antenna. Still
lacking is any explanation of why this and so many other NDBs are at
such weirdly nicknamed airports. Auroral conditions, hardly any
Canadians or other USonians making it now (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2125 monitoring: confirmed new UT
Tuesday February 15 at 0130 on WRMI 9395, VG into Minneapolis SDR;
preceded by music fill,``My Sweet Love`` at 0128 tune-in.

Also confirmed Tue Feb 15 at new 2330 on WRMI 9955, S9+10/20 direct
including considerable pulse jamming by the incompetent Cubans. Next:

1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S

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

Our non-commercial broadcasts and website depend on voluntary
support. Thanks this week to James Ferry, Thornville, OH 43076, for a
contribution via PayPal to woradio at yahoo.com not necessarily US$

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

** U S A. 9455, Feb 15 at 1612, NO signal from WRMI-5 which is
supposedly 24/7 including TOMBS cult all day, according to skedgrid
now labeled as ``WRMI B21 Broadcast Schedule as of January 20, 2023``
[sic!]; but other WRMIs, 9395 & 9955 are on and well audible. 9455
azimuth is 285 degrees, close to thisaway, same as 7730 which when on
has a better signal here.

On 9455, no sign either of CNR1 jammer or RFA Chinese via Saipan as
scheduled this hour, but M/W/F only and this is Tuesday, instead:

9720, Feb 15 at 1613, music with fast SAH, repeating melody like an
unknown interval signal, 1614 other music, S6-S8. This is the Tue &
Thu RFA Chinese via SAIPAN frequency and CNR1 jammer, instead of 9455
M/W/F. So what about 16-17 UT Sat & Sun? 9900 shown by WRTH 2022. This
jumparound obviously does not escape ChiCom jamming, so why bother?
Must confuse casual non-DXer listeners.

9455 is back on with SMTV cult at next check 0118 UT Feb 16; as WRMI
skedgriddled at 01-07 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0312 UT February 16

 

Glenn Hauser logs February 13-14-15, 2022  View Printable Version 
Tuesday, February 15 2022

Hauser
** CUBA. 9700, Feb 14 at 0712, S9/+10 of dead air, trace? of
modulation, the only RHC frequency still emanating. Something`s always
wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 15140, Feb 14 at 2228, RHC still on here, S9+5 in Spanish,
instead of scheduled 2130* after French // much weaker 15370. Checking
all bands next few minutes, no other RHC frequencies active on 15, 13,
11, 9, 7, 6 MHz; except 11880 English, S8-S4 and suptorted. At 2240 a
Cuban seeks pen-pals, with his postal address, then ``amigos de la
onda corta, Nuestra América, revista informativa``. Something`s always
wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** EGYPT [and non]. 9899.60, Feb 14 at 2218 direct, R. Cairo S9/S7 but
JBM and suptorted in music. Continues as total failure. At 2237 there
is a weak het from something on 9900.0, i.e. the TAIWAN/CHINA radio
war from 2230 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** GUAM. 15215, Feb 14 at 2226, vocal SE Asian music, S5/S2, best if
not only signal from west on mostly vacant band; it`s KSDA amid
Vietnamese hour, beamed even further west from Agat. One can only
wonder how 7DA meshes or conflicts with Vietnamese culture, as well as
its countless other targets (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** LUXEMBOURG. 234 kHz, Feb 13 at 2326, RTL VG into UTwente, during
special about history of pirate radio. At tune-in a put-off, English
and French narration mixing at same level! One must be voice-over of
the other, which should be avoided except possibly when there be
stereo separation. About R. Caroline, clip of ``199`` ID = metres;
2329 French only, about R. Atlanta. Too much else going on at this
hour to keep listening, e.g. UBMP, not to mention WOR. BTW, in my LW
bandscans for beacons I never hear a trace of this 375/750 kW signal
nor any other European LWBC.

Richard Langley, NB, tells the WOR iog: ``Interesting show. Although
the commentary is in French, there was lots of English in the sound
clips and jingles from the different English stations. And the pop
songs of course. And those with a smattering of French can follow the
drift. I recorded the show using the U. Twente SDR receiver with good
quality. But the podcast is even better:
https://www.rtl.fr/programmes/les-nocturnes/7900124623-saga-des-radios-pirates-world-radio-day-dimanche-13-fevrier-2022
Worth a listen. -- Richard Langley`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6930-USB, Feb 13 at 2308, novelty song about bride
of Frankenstein, I guess for Valentines Day, S9+15; 2310 another song;
2312 segué to Mideast tune but English lyrix about rock `n` roll;
2315.5 Outhouse Radio ID, SSTV. Many more logs here with lots of noisy
fuzzy SSTV images:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,93012.0.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SUDAN SOUTH [non]. 11650+, Feb 14 at 0334, S7-S9 of
Hornish-of-Africish music, 0335 announcement, more music, mostly talk
past 0348. Outstanding signal at first seems the OSOB = only signal on
band, until I find also a JBA carrier on 11875, so instead it`s the
SSOB = strongest signal on band. At 0352 I switch to Knoxville SDR
which is getting 11650 better, S7-S9 reading also, during dialog talk
and carrier offset displayed as +53.6 Hz, varying to +52.3 Hz. It`s
Radio Tamazuj, via MADAGASCAR, which also accounts for
offfrequenciness. MUF barely to 12 MHz is funxional for this
trans-equatorial signal; but the 11875 must be VOA Somali via UAE,
close to trans-polar (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SPAIN. 9690 reactivated after AWOL Friday, Monday Feb 14 at 2300,
token REE English, VG via Maryland SDR; after news mainly interview
about a Greek film; but at 2325 acknowledging World Radio Day
yesterday with UNESCO statement about it, and last minute at 2329 a
bit of a Spanish version of Elvis Costello`s ``Radio, Radio`` (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY [non]. 5960, Feb 14 at 2259, BBC closes but nothing from VOT
English to us during the entire hour as monitored via UTwente. Instead
a weak carrier which bumps up to S9 at 2309, JIP PBS Xinjiang,
Mandarin in progress from Urumqi, land of imperialist ChiCom genocide
against Uighurs and other Moslems. Something`s always erroneous at
Emirler; so no contest whether to listen to this or SPAIN, q.v. (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U K. Feb 14 tune in Emma Toc webcast at 1843 when live again,
https://www.mixcloud.com/live/RadioEmmaToc/
Jim Salmon preparing to drink worldwide toasts to 2MT at 1900 ---
axually three toasts: to 2MT; radio hams who promoted; and to first
DJ, Peter Pendleton Echersley(sp?) with a clip of him CQing --- during
which the stream to me stalls. Apparently a re-creation some ten years
later. Chat keeps going including overhearing 2m? ham contacts past
1930. We continue to wonder and marvel how Emma and Toc ever emerged
as fonetix for MT (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U K [non]. 5945.095, Feb 14 at 0316, JBA S6/S8 carrier
off-frequency in 5950 WRMI splash. Aoki shows this hour only it`s BBC
Arabic via UAE site, another one which accomplishes inaccurate
frequencies. See also SUDAN SOUTH [non] (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2125 monitoring: Also confirmed Sun
Feb 13 at 2100.8 on AM Italia, 1323 kHz, S9+8/12 via nearby Noale SDR;
preceded by someshow about Montenegro`s entry into the Eurovision Song
Contest, 2100 IRRS SW ID. Initially lots of noise
but cleared up by WOR time; power output surges at station? Also
checked at UTwente tuning MW rather than SW: at 2120, 1323 kHz is good
and clear into other side of Europe, S6-S7 over slight CCI.

Also confirmed Sun Feb 13 at 2341 the 2330 on WRMI 5950, S9+35/20 into
Knoxville SDR.

Also confirmed UT Mon Feb 14 at 0030 on WRMI 0030, S9+10/20 into
Knoxville SDR, also VG direct.

Also confirmed UT Mon Feb 14 from 0402.7 on Area 51 via WBCQ 6160
minus 29 Hz = 6159.971, S9 into Knoxville SDR; running a bit late: at
0356, multiple repeat IDs of ``WDCD Radio``, and ``Wanton Display of
Control and Disruption`` -- now we know. It so happens that FCC
Queries find no such legal call on AM, FM or TV, way to go! That`s the
same one previous weeks closing with a coughing fit. Next:

0130 UT Tuesday WRMI 9395 to NNW [NEW]
2330 UT Tuesday WRMI 9955 to SSE [jammed?]
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S

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

Our non-commercial broadcasts and website depend on voluntary
support. Thanks this week to James Ferry, Thornville, OH 43076, for a
contribution via PayPal to woradio at yahoo.com not necessarily US$

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

** U S A. 5950, Feb 13 at 0000-0100, eQSL for TRSW Tribute to Dr. Tim,
via WRMI:
https://www.w4uvh.net/TRSW_DrTimTribute_eQSL_WRMI_Hauser.pdf
or #132 via http://www.worldofradio.com/QSL.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5850, Feb 13 at 2314, this WRMI-12 is back on after AWOL
last two nights (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5010, Feb 14 at 0302-0310+, S9/+10 of dead air. Must be
WRMI-14, supposed to close at 0300. MADAGASCAR used to appear
off-frequency near 5010, possibly hetting RMI, but not lately; when
on, scheduled from 0300 per WRTH tho I recall is was on an hour
earlier, as indeed listed from 0200 by Aoki; never mind the imaginary
Honduran (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. (7490v), Sun Feb 13 at 2330, WBCQ webcast with `Uncle Bill`s
Melting Pot`, music from Botswana at midpoint. DXing otherstuff until
2330, I will try to catch the first half on secret repeat, UT Tuesday
0000 --- later: yes, I`m doing exactly that Feb 15 (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** U S A. 5085 & 5830, UT Mon Feb 14 at 0311, surprisingly no signals
from WTWWs, nor on 9475, 9930 or 9940 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0028 UT February 15

 

Glenn Hauser logs February 13, 2022  View Printable Version 
Sunday, February 13 2022

Hauser
** CUBA. 6100, Feb 13 at 0732, only RHC still on, but Spanish instead
of English, S9/+40 without humbuzz; to continue with weekly 0800
Esperanto? zzz. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** U K. I`ve been audioviewing a looped replay of the Feb 13 hour of
Radio Emma Toc, about World Radio Day:
https://www.mixcloud.com/live/RadioEmmaToc/
As James Salmon reminds us that he will be live online Monday Feb 14
starting sometime between 1830 and 1930 UT, but to be preceded by
several hours of 2MT documentaries from 1100 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2125 monitoring: happened to
awaken, so at 1339 check 9670, WMRI Europe via Channel 292: zero
signal not even a carrier direct, but confirmed at UTwente initially
good S7-S9 but deep fades, 16 Hz high, heavy ACI from 9665, listed as
CRI in Russian. Next:

2100 UT Sunday IRRS 1323-Italy
2330 UT Sunday WRMI 5950 to NNW
0030 UT Monday WRMI 7730 to WNW
0400vUT Monday WBCQ 6160v Area 51 to WSW
0130 UT Tuesday WRMI 9395 to NNW [NEW]
2330 UT Tuesday WRMI 9955 to SSE [jammed?]
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S

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

Our non-commercial broadcasts and website depend on voluntary
support. Thanks this week to James Ferry, Thornville, OH 43076, for a
contribution via PayPal to woradio at yahoo.com not necessarily US$

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

** U S A. 5850, Feb 13 at 0734, this WRMI is still AWOL as had been
all evening, unlike last night when it came back before this hour
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1942 UT February 13

 

Glenn Hauser logs February 12-13, 2022  View Printable Version 
Sunday, February 13 2022

Hauser
** ANTARCTICA. 15475.98 RCUSB, Feb 12 at 1525, RNASG confirmed on this
Saturday, JBA S1 music into Brasília SDR; LRA36 ID; Pardinho a trace
in the noise; Campo best at S2. 1550 about ``la noche polar``; 1554
``todo por hoy``, Antártida themesong and apparently off, nothing
further heard. Sam Sánchez, Oregon had been hearing it via same
remotes as early as 1420 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** EGYPT. 9899.607v, Feb 12 at 2128, R. Cairo, S9+40 into UTwente, but
dead air except for some hum and maybe trace of modulation. Wiggle
that patchcord! Something`s always egregious in Egypt. At 2146 the
signal drops off, or rather down below noise level but Synch stays
locked to remaining signal as above; 2147 back up and more brief drops
to S6 vs S9+40 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** IRAN [non]. Re the mystery on 5910 Friday only at 1730-1800, which
on Feb 11 was totally dead air: The original version of the WRTH
Update has been amended without notice to show this additional info;
as I heard GB reference it on C.A.R.N.:

``WRTH B21 SCHEDULE UPDATES - FEBRUARY 2022 www.wrth.com
CLANDESTINE AND OTHER TARGET BROADCASTS

Target: IRAN (IRN)
CHANNEL ONE TV (NEW ENTRY)
W: https://ch1.cc/ E: mahastim@ch1.cc
Farsi Days Area kHz
1730-1800 ....f.. AFG 5910
Notes: Opposition TV station based in Canoga Park, Los Angeles.
Weekly broadcast relayed on SW to Iran``

So why does it show AFG as Area target? Still nothing about the true
site. How did they get this info since there was NO modulation this
week? The website is well-developed, and remains mostly in Farsi even
if you click on ENGLISH; searching on 5910 goes nowhere, and can`t
find anything about radio broadcasts but plenty about satellite TV.
Google can translate it, not DeepL (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6920-, Feb 13 at 0305, S6-S7 music, 0410 JBA S5-S6.
Slightly on the low side. These earlier made it Radio Pushka:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,92919.0.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 5960, Feb 12 at 2308, VOT at S9+15/25 into UTwente, but
with that pervasive squeal. Narrowing filter from default 9.0 kHz,
down from 2.61 to 2.37 kHz gets rid of it, so squeal is approx. 2.5v
kHz. But that leaves the remaining program audio rather lo-fi,
especially music. Checking the Autonotch box does nothing about this.
After news, 2309 sounds like ``The Firsts of Anatolia``; later at 2325
repeating already yesterday`s `Feeling Supreme` about cracking hands.
By now the CCCCCCI underneath is quite audible from East Turkistan,
land of imperialist ChiCom genocide against Uighurs and other Moslems.
Off at 2350* uncovering ET. Something`s always erroneous at Emirler.
For many years I was on the P-mailing list once or twice a year for
VOT program schedules. Is there any such thing on the TV-dominated
website now? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2125 monitoring: confirmed UT
Saturday February 12 at 0230 on WRMI 9395 -- barely. JBA S2/S3 direct;
at 0233, JBA carrier into Missouri SDR; JBA S5/S7 with hi noise level
into Winnipeg; but at 0235 VG! S9+10/15 into Minneapolis SDR which
must be at ideal azimuth and skip distance from Okeechobee, and/or
superior antenna.

Also confirmed Sat Feb 12 at 1700 on WRN webcast for N America.

Also confirmed Sat Feb 12 at 2033 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, MO via nearby
Warrenton SDR, steady S9+12 as usual on groundwave. About 3 minutes
into so started circa nominal 2030.

Also confirmed UT Sunday February 13 at 0030 on WRMI 7730, S9+10/20.

Also confirmed UT Sunday February 13 from 0510 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, MO,
still steady S9+12 into Warenton; much later than nominal. Next:

1330 UT Sunday WMRI Europe via Ch 292 Germany 9670
2100 UT Sunday IRRS 1323-Italy
2330 UT Sunday WRMI 5950 to NNW
0030 UT Monday WRMI 7730 to WNW
0400vUT Monday WBCQ 6160v Area 51 to WSW
0130 UT Tuesday WRMI 9395 to NNW [NEW]
2330 UT Tuesday WRMI 9955 to SSE [jammed?]
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S

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

Our non-commercial broadcasts and website depend on voluntary
support. Thanks this week to James Ferry, Thornville, OH 43076, for a
contribution via PayPal to woradio at yahoo.com not necessarily US$

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

** U S A. 4789.993, Feb 12 at 2357, via UTwente which I had running
for Turkey, checking for WBCQ and there it is with IS & ID loop, noisy
S7/S8, unlistenable, but I suppose pretty good for <50 kW off the
back. But heavy splash from 4800 China. 2400 `UBMP` starts in the test
series, this week from 0000 to 0200, but from UT Feb 14 between 0100
and 0300. Feb 13 at 0005 much better into Missouri SDR, S8/S9+10 but
not solid noise-free; agrees minus 7 Hz offset. Direct at 0009, S9/+10
but noisy and fading down and up; later more like -8 Hz.

4790, Feb 13 at 0257, WBCQ still on here, closing `Underground Jam`,
NY? address, S9+10/20 vs CODAR; about a minute of dead air until 0300
canned WBCQ ``family`` sign-off. Not part of UB`s test curation, at
0000-0200 only, this date. WBCQ 4790 sked shows nothing but TOMBS
24/7, tho canceled some weeks ago:
http://wbcq.com/schedule/index.php?fn=sked&freq=4790
U. Jam not rostered at any time, frequency on WBCQ here:
http://wbcq.com/schedule/index.php?fn=x
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5950, UT Sun Feb 13, WRMI S9+30 with Texas Radio SW special
tribute to the late Dr Tim, Europirate. Synthetic Susan`s accent is
often hard to understand as she names each `station` only once, so
names copied may be incorrect guesses. Off-air recording clips may or
may not include a readable ID, often lo-fi. 0021 Gold Cup Radio. 0025
Trans-Atlantic Broadcast. 0028 FSK32 image beepery. 0034 Parade Radio.
0036 Lifetime Radio. So far it seems Dr Tim`s musical range is rather
narrow pop/rock. 0040 classical piece but jazzed up. 0043 Radio
Carneval. 0046 something about a 100-watt transmitter. QSL offer for
at least 20 minutes of details. Sense of humour: ``Hier ist Doktor
Tim`` polka. 0056 SSTV beepery. 0058 TRSW outro and version of YROT
theme (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5850, UT Sun Feb 13 at 0100, this WRMI-12 is OFF again
tonight! One of the best frequencies, aimed thisaway, but still on
7780 WRMI-1 for `Encore` classical music; no good here but listening
via Maryland SDR good S9+15, and S9 further to UTwente. 5850 still off
at 0526 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5085, UT Sun Feb 13 circa 0035, WTWW-2 sounds like Bob Heil
but he`s talking ham rather than thorgans, 0100 ID treating Star
Spangled Banner like a jingle, gospel huxter; finally 0103 starts
`Theater Organ Under The Arch` for the next hour or so; but I`m
listening to `Encore` classical on anagram 5850 WRMI-12. BTW, I
happened to hear later on ARRL News via WA0RCR that Bob has
sold/retired from HeilSound but as emeritus will continue to do
outreach (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 2097.3 CW, Feb 12 at 0657, JBA single-letter beacon A
every dekasecond, reconfirmed active, from anywhere but Quartzsite AZ
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0542 UT February 13

 

Glenn Hauser logs February 11-12, 2022  View Printable Version 
Saturday, February 12 2022

Hauser
** AZORES. 6114, Feb 11 at 0652, RTTY INTRUDER is back, S9/+10 vs JBA
6115 carrier from Japan. Believed to be USN Azores (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** CUBA. 6060, Feb 11 at 0653, RHC English, S9+10/20 including big
humbuzz. Something`s always wrong at RHC. Others are clear: 6000 VG
S9+20/30; at 0658, 9700 VG S9+30/40 and 5040 S9+20/30. Some of these
probably about to quit circa 0700 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. 515 MCW kHz, Feb 11 at 0702 UT, PN, 25-watt NDB at Ponca
City, is off again (Glenn Hauser, Enid, WOR)

** SPAIN. 9690, Friday Feb 11 at 2259, NO signal from REE! N American
frequency is off. Something`s always nonsensical at Noblejas. I`ve
cleared a semihour to listen to Spain and/or Turkey English at 2300;
running two remotes at the computer. Maryland for Spain, which soon
finds the other three frequencies active: 11685 weakish with usual
RTTY QRM, but 11940 for S America VG S9+10/20 and 12030 Mideast, VG
S9+10/15 like a local, so I keep on it! Almost as if knowing that the
NAm transmitter is down, REE redirected the 12030 toward us, or at
least bidirexional. But even under normal circumstances it`s good for
us off the back, often better than 9690 depending on OWF and time of
day. So I`m mostly listening to VOTurkey at same time, q.v., via
UTwente. On headphones, one of them panned for some separation. Both
start with news of course and you can guess the prime topix now. At
2311, REE into an Amy Egan feature about the Eurovision Song Contest
this year, May in Torino, but Spain already picked its entry; and
about previous years. Sounds like they are all hard-rock, yuk. 2324
it`s over and Justin Coe read my mind, after all that pop-rock, time
for a respite of some 200-year-old-music, a Lied from Schubert`s
Winterreise about Frühling, danke! (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY [and non]. 5960, Feb 11 at 2300, VOT English is on today
with VG signal into UTwente and modulation, only a hint of squeal.
I`ve cleared a semihour to listen to Spain and/or Turkey, almost the
only Europeanish SW services in English to N America at this hour.
(There is Romania also but officially not for us beyond W Europe, yet
putting a VG signal into Maryland on 7220, unlike the other 3 either
off or aimed away.) So I`m mostly listening to Spain at same time,
q.v. On headphones, one of them panned for some separation. Both start
with news of course and you can guess the prime topix now. At 2315,
`Weekly Analysis`, by some professor, Turkey`s policy on the Ukraine
crisis; Tatars, the related Turkic people in Crimea, are a significant
factor. 2329, `Feeling Supreme`, on ``natural cures for cracking hands
due to cold; eczema``. Now especially during pauses the CCCCCCI is
obvious underneath from East Turkistan, standard denunciation (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 6125, Feb 11 at 0430, VOT English is on, S9/+10 into
Maryland, modulation OK, no squeal; 0433 a talk about augmented
reality. At 0358 direct I feared it would be late or missing, no
interval signal yet (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2125 monitoring: confirmed UT
Friday February 11 at 0330 on WRMI 5985, S6-S9 into St Lucia SDR after
usual IS/ID loop until ``top of the hour`` [sic]. S9/+10 into Missouri
SDR but noisy with bleed from 5980 jamming.

Also confirmed Friday February 11 at 1530 on WRMI 9955, S8/S9 direct
but seems undermodulated compared to e.g. blasting/ed 9980 WWCR.

Also confirmed Friday February 11 from 1915.5 on IRRS 7290 via
Bulgaria, VG into UTwente; and not quite synchronized on IRRS via AM
Italia 1323 kHz. Previously tuned in both before 1900: 7290 from *1859
carrier, as always no modulation until JIP Feature Story News just
before 1901. 1323 is already in FSN but rapid SAH and CCI from Romania
in domestic German. But AM Italia has some breaks in transmission or
modulation, before WOR at 1902-1903, 1911-1912, and JIP late at 1916;
now the German QRM is severe. I can`t bear to listen any further, but
at least 7290 has been running without breaks. Note: the Fri 1915
airings to be pre-empted next week Feb 18.

Also confirmed Fri Feb 11 at 2154 the 2130 on AM Italia only, 1323
kHz. Now there is no QRM, good S9+10 steady signal into nearby Noale
SDR. But at 2156 WOR signal drops down abruptly into noise level but
is still barely audible; back up in less than a minute, so still
transmission problems at AM Italia [or maybe the SDR?]. WOR plays to
completion, IRRS ID, 2200 Feature Story News, 2205 UN News, 2209 still
on, into music; off sometime before next check 2227. Next:

0230 UT Saturday WRMI 9395 to NNW
2030vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
0030 UT Sunday WRMI 7730 to WNW
0400vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0415; as late as 0530]
1330 UT Sunday WMRI Europe via Ch 292 Germany 9670
2100 UT Sunday IRRS 1323-Italy
2330 UT Sunday WRMI 5950 to NNW
0030 UT Monday WRMI 7730 to WNW
0400vUT Monday WBCQ 6160v Area 51 to WSW
0130 UT Tuesday WRMI 9395 to NNW [NEW]
2330 UT Tuesday WRMI 9955 to SSE [jammed?]
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S

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** U S A. 5850, Feb 11 at 0347, this WRMI-12 is OFF; all others seem
on as usual; 0655 recheck, 5850 back on with TOMBS (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** U S A. (6160v), UT Saturday Feb 12 from 0100, WBCQ webcast of
`AAAWWW`, says it`s live from Fla studio. First denounces horrible
cable TV people for being dishonest; why doesn`t everybody stream
their entertainment like A&A, from Netflix, etc.?

Transmitter site in Maine is buried after 3 snowstorms of 12-20 inches
each, piled up to 3-4 feet or more than a sesquimeter. Could be even
worse in March. They support the trucker protesters in Ottawa and
elsewhere. Criticizes Putin over Ukraine: this is not the 1920s or the
1820s; also Moslems, not the 820s. Wars are outmoded. Against ``the
cult of the mask``.

0121, trimulcasting on 7490, 6160, 4790. New 4790 service starting
March 1 will be called ``Radio Angela`` following Uncle Bill`s tests
in February. Will be a ``premier`` service with new music, great
alternative programming, 4h per night starting at 7 or 8 pm Eastern.
Mostly music, some radio theater. Example week 3 of the tests,
detailed night by night, but UB has not sent those to us. Will include
some from WHVW and WXNZ. This will NOT BE STREAMED. You will have to
listen on a SW radio or OK via a remote SDR. 4790 has excellent
TimTron audio and is being improved even more. Only religious content
allowed on it will be music.

``Gotta get Glenn Hauser`s WORLD OF RADIO on the lineup, the only real
DX show left``, says Allan.

0137 call from Cracker, trucker protests spreading, anti-vax, Allan
agrees. 0146, a 5-minute podcast lexure by someone, ``A brief history
of slavery`` --- it`s existed thru human history, was not started by
whites, but ended by whites, so don`t blame them.

A&A going to Ham-Cation in Orlando this weekend, Allan in a safari
hat. 0156 Email, someone`s birthday. Elon going to moon to dispose of
spent Tesla batteries? And several more, no Free Radio Weekly tho it
was promptly published almost two hours ago. 0159 prayer; 0200 this
stream goes to some blah-blah-blah screamer. At the computer I did not
check the SW frequencies at all this time, remotedly or directedly
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 5910, Friday Feb 11 at *1730-1800.7*, open carrier dead
air except for some hum, equally good into UTwente at S9/+15 and into
Kuwait SDR at S8-S9. Checking out the mystery in WRTH Updater which
says new unknown clandestine in Farsi for Iran, Fridays only, site
unknown too. At 1747 a trace of modulation, but maybe cross- or QRM.
1748 two brief noise bursts could be QRM or failed attempt to make a
connexion. Did not even try TDOA since no modulation for delay timing.
Evitable ACI from weak 5915 probably Zambia, and continuous CW on 5916
which EiBi lists as RCV, Russian Navy. I reminded the WOR iog of this
an hour earlier; Hansjoerg Biener and Zacharias Liangas report the
same results on 5910. Shortly Wolfgang Büschel replied:

``MOLDOVA 5910 / 5909.999 kHz ONLY CARRIER total empty channel from
late CRASH start 1730:51 UT, to TX-OFF switch at 1800:37, some 100 /
200 / 300 Hertz apart distance strings on both sidebands.

Kiwi-server TdOA function showed signal origin of
Radioteletsentr (PRTC) transmitter Grigoriopol Maiac
in Russian speaking community Pridnestrovie oblast.

S=9+5dB or -69dBm signal in Kuwait Kiwi remotedly,
S=9+10dB or -64dBm in western Europe and Athens Greece Kiwi_sets.
73 wb df5sx``

I wonder how precise and definite that TDOA was? Ivo Ivanov, Bulgaria
shortly responded elsewise: ``Tx hum is same as of RRTM Telecom
Tashkent [UZBEKISTAN] previous day at same time but on 5925 kHz for
Sae Nala`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report despatched at 0213 UT February 12

 

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