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Glenn Hauser log roundup January 25-31, 2024  View Printable Version 
Thursday, February 01 2024

Hauser
Please note and spread the word - for those not on a list where my almost-daily all-band but mainly SW log reports appear -- or for those who are but find this a more convenient archive, weekly merged roundups of all these reports in their original form are posted early every UT Thursday via:

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

The latest one direct:
https://www.w4uvh.net/ghlogs_2024_0125_0131.txt

73, Glenn Hauser

 

Glenn Hauser logs January 31, 2024  View Printable Version 
Thursday, February 01 2024

Hauser
Correxion: I did not quite make it thru the first month of 2024
without writing 2023 - at least I hope that`s the only time,
subjecting my previous report as ``January 30, 2023`` - gh

** ANTARCTICA. Posted at 1928 UT Jan 31 to the WOR iog by Horacio
Nigro:

``BREAKING NEWS [TODAY JANUARY 31] TEST BROADCAST OF LRA 36 NATIONAL
RADIO ARCHANGEL SAN GABRIEL. Technicians Alejandro Petrecca and
Claudio García, with the collaboration of personnel in Base Antártica
Conjunta Esperanza, under the orders and supervision of Base Chief
Lieutenant Colonel Juan Pablo Escobedo, are progressing in the repair
of the Collins HF80 shortwave transmitter and announce the execution
of test broadcasts.

The test broadcasts will take place today, Wednesday, January 31,
between 20:00 and 22:00 UTC on 15476 USB. Adjustment signals,
identifications, and music will be transmitted with brief
interruptions.

We deeply appreciate the immediate dissemination of this information
in groups and channels of Radio Listeners, DXers, and Ham Radio
operators. We also look forward to receiving listening reports, audio
and/or video recordings, and your feedback on this occasion via email
to qslrae@gmail.com

73 and Thank you very much. Adrián Korol [translation via IA asking it
for the best syntax, by Horacio Nigro, Uruguay. Source, direct message
via WhatsApp]``
Manuel Méndez had first posted another version at 1919. Tnx to both!

So I bring up 15476 USB on an Argentine SDR at 1954 and hear a bit of
music test before silence, but resuming promptly at 2000 with ID and
songs, S9+10 sufficient, as good a signal as before. At 2035 check I
could not hear it direct, but several North Americans were getting it
poorly. Spot chex later found only music except at 2151 the RAE
multilingual ID reel.

Unknown when RNASG may resume regular Saturday? broadcasts, with this
old but repaired transmitter before the new 10 kW be installed (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 5025, Jan 31 at 0741, R. Rebelde frequency on air but with
congratulations on 25th anniversary of Habana Radio, so still relaying
that FM station, as others also note. Wonder for how much longer and
if this affect R.R. MW frequencies? Among countless ones, I am not
getting any clear reception to compare, 670, 710, 1620 (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 15140, Jan 31 at 1540, RHC music S9+25, overmodulated and
distorted, splattering plus/minus 10 kHz or so. // 15230 much weaker
but clearer S6/S7. At 1544 I check // 11760 which is similarly
splattering, but not the spurblobs every 4.3 kHz as yesterday.
Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** ROMANIA [and non]. 17790, Jan 31 at 1537, about equal level mixture
of WRMI in English and RRI in Romanian: a failure of HF coordination
with a one-hour overlap, despite loads of vacant frequencies on the 16
mb. Perhaps radically different target areas did not energize any red
flags: RRI Galbeni, 285 degrees for France, and WRMI 160 degrees for C
& S America hoping it will also reach original target Africa, as
before eastward antenna was hurricaned (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SPAIN. 9690, Jan 31 at 2300, token English from SNR after accurate
timesignal, first biminute previewing later topic: interview about the
Royal Collexions Gallery; 2302 news mainly about an amnesty vote
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 5960.002, Jan 31 at 2311, VOT not off the air, S9+10 direct
but needs more vs noise level. 2336 into UTwente when measured,
S9+30/40 with `The Middle East and Turkey` about relations with
Kuwait; 2342 music; 2346 ``always-by-your-side`` promo, 2347 `Sports
Panorama` with the badax; buts off at 2351* I think early before any
s/off could be uttered but I was not listening closely; uncovering of
course the XJRTV understation in Chinese from another land of
genocide, ChiCom-controled East Turkistan (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 365 MCW kHz, Jan 31 at 0748, AA, 100-watt ND beacon at Fargo
/ Harwood ND. A few other regulars/occasionals JBA vs local noise
level which is slightly less above 350 or so (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 35790, Jan 31 at 2312, JBA carrier presumed from R. Martí,
Grimesland. Still hoping for enough mod to // it to fundamental bigsig
11930. On the R75 there are some stronger carriers in the 35s,
probably birdies (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2227 monitoring: ``From: Richard
Lemke, St. Albert, Alberta, Canada, the desk of Richard’s listening
Post, Radio: JRC NRD-535 HF, Antenna: random long wires in the trees.
Dear Glenn: Update, confirming WOR #2227, WRMI:
5850, 0130 (55434) confirming broadcast, 0159, January 27 UT [Sat]
9395, 0030, 0059 (55443), January 31 UT 2024 [Wed] 73’s, Richard``

Confirmed UT Wednesday January 31 at 0030 on WRMI 9395, S9/+10 into
Maryland SDR.

Also confirmed Wednesday January 31 at 1507 the secret 1500 on WRMI
9955, S7/S9 direct, no jamming audible; after 1530 the wasted RAE
multilingual ID filler reel.

Also confirmed Wednesday January 31 starting at 2031.5 after some
German on SW Radio, Germany, 3975, S7/S9 but JBA into UTwente.

Also confirmed Wednesday January 31 at 2200 on WBCQ 7489.969 into
Maryland SDR. Next:

0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S
0230 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW
1730 UT Thursday SW Radio, Germany 3975
[not all SW Radio, Germany times confirmed; may be testing]

As noncommercial services, financial support appreciated. Thanks this
week to Chris Campbell, Columbus OH for a contribution via PayPal in
US funds but not necessarily, to: woradio at yahoo.com and says, ``I
try to send support on a regular basis. I use your I/O group, radio
show or weekly roundup on a daily basis. Your information is
priceless`` and also mailed a box of equipment.

One may also contribute by money order or check on a US bank to:
Glenn Hauser, PO Box 1684, Enid OK 73702 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5085: update on WTWW from George McClintock as of 0040 UT
Feb 1: #2 transmitter is funxional, should resume Thursday night after
some final work on the cooling system. Guy from Continental coming in
Feb 3 to see about fixing #1 and #3. On property are two more
nonworking transmitters, total 5 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0056 UT February 1

 

Glenn Hauser logs January 30, 2023  View Printable Version 
Wednesday, January 31 2024

Hauser
** COLOMBIA. 5909.96, Jan 30 at 0754, music S6/S8 direct, presumed
Alcaraván Radio, now totally in the clear on signature off-frequency
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA [and non]. 11760, Jan 30 at 1645 direct, RHC is modulating and
flanked by wobbly spurs approx. 11764.35 and 11755.55. At 1725 now mod
is mostly dead or broken up, and Maryland remote gets spur peaks
approx. 11764.3 & 11755.7 -- something`s always wrong at RHC. At
*1755.5, carrier comes on 11765, which would be BBC via Bulgaria,
French from 1800.

It`s much worse at 2308 check, multiple increasingly diffuse spurs out
of 11760, all approx. at plus & minus 4.3X kHz: 11755.7 & 11764.3;
then audible in range from 11720 to 11812. RNA Brasil 11780 is also
flanked by them circa 11777.2 & 11785.8, but overcomes inbetweener
calculated at 11781.5. Something`s very wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6955 USB, Jan 30 at 2320, pirate M&W talking and
laughing, S9+10 but hard to understand. Several others agree on this
unID, and there were some SSTV images:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,124885.0.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA, 6925 USB, Jan 30 at 2322, pirate talk, sounds like
emphatic preaching, to put it politely. Other reports of same, ID as
Possibilities Radio:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,124884.0.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 5960.002, Jan 30 at 2300, VOT not off the air, S9/+10
direct, better than yesterday, but too noisy and fadey. Not rechecked
until 2352 into UTwente, as measured, when music goes to the canned
s/off for the 1330 on 13635 only, and IS, S9+30/35 until 2355* chopoff
uncovering the already audible XJRTV, East Turkistan, std
denunciations (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 35790, Jan 30 at 2303, JBA carrier on the R75 with
shortwire. Since Don Moman, AB, reported 3rd harmonic of R Martí,
11930, Grimesland NC, on Nov 4, I`ve been checking for this; and a bit
later DXMAP shows a sporadic E MUF of 70 MHz about halfway between us.
First time I`ve heard any trace of it. Guess what, my archive search
shows it was also heard in UK on 3rd March, 2014! as in DXLD 14-10
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2227 monitoring: ``as well
confirmed on Monday 2033z on 3975 kHz on UK-SDR.
http://wessex.zapto.org:8074/?f=3975.000amz7
Cheers, Lesley Illingworth, Germany``

Confirmed UT Tuesday January 30 at 0330, S7/S9 into Maryland remote;
no initial uteblast.

Also confirmed Tuesday January 30 at 1417 the 1400 on WRMI 9955, S4/S7
direct, no jamming audible. Next:

0030 UT Wednesday WRMI 9395 to NNW
1200 UT Wednesday Unique R, NSW 5035-USB or 3210-USB
1230 UT Wednesday Unique R, NSW 5035-USB or 3210-USB
[previous #2226][SW suspended but still streamed?]
1500 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 [unsked but reconfirmed Jan 3, 10, 17, 24]
2030 UT Wednesday SW Radio, Germany 3975
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW,
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S
0230 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW
1730 UT Thursday SW Radio, Germany 3975
[not all SW Radio, Germany times confirmed; may be testing]

As noncommercial services, financial support appreciated. Thanks this
week to Chris Campbell, Columbus OH for a contribution via PayPal in
US funds but not necessarily, to: woradio at yahoo.com and says, ``I
try to send support on a regular basis. I use your I/O group, radio
show or weekly roundup on a daily basis. Your information is
priceless`` and also mailed a box of equipment.

One may also contribute by money order or check on a US bank to:
Glenn Hauser, PO Box 1684, Enid OK 73702 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. [WOR] I`ll See You on the Radio - Charles Osgood --- This
week`s entire, almost, CBS Sunday Morning is in tribute to its late
former host, Charles Osgood - who accomplished a lot more than that:
https://www.cbsnews.com/video/sunday-morning-full-episode-1-28-2024/

CBS SM is my one absolutely-must-see program. Best viewed on the air,
altho on the web the sesquihour shrinx to only 62 minutes - but you
will be forced to endure commercial breaks even more repetitive than
on the air, tho they may be muted. It`s all worth it, especially this
week (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** VANUATU. 7260, Jan 30 at 0748, W&M conversation, S7/S8 direct,
presumed R. Vanuatu reactivated, first time heard since earthquake a
week ago, related? Also reported about same time by Gary Pence, TX and
Manuel Méndez, Spain (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1218.1 kHz, Jan 30 at 0756, JBA carrier, het to 1220.00
stations. This time I still hear it on the DX-398 when the NRD-545 is
off, and a very rough DF as NNE/SSW. That implies maybe from 1220
station in KS or IA. Circa 1805 UT, remotes on both sides of IA get
nothing, and KS is busy. By 2123, SDR near Kansas City gets a weak
1220, not 1218+. Of course if could still be one of these with a
different unit at night (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 7295-7300-7305, Jan 30 at 0750, DRM noise S9+20/25. 24
hours ago this was askew centred about 7298 and noise did not sound
quite right. Now it does, but whence? Remains unlisted at HFCC, Aoki,
EiBi and drmrx. I suppose most likely is TDF France which has been
running various pop-up DRM tests. By this late hour I`m almost asleep,
computer is off so no checking remotes (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report despatched at 0023 UT January 31

 

Glenn Hauser logs January 28-29-30, 2024  View Printable Version 
Tuesday, January 30 2024

Hauser
** ANTARCTICA. 15475.98 RC USB, here is the last word about LRA36
status, Jan 29 from Horacio Nigro:

```[WOR] [Antarctica] LRA 36 R Nac Arcángel San Gabriel, current
status info from Adrian Korol Director of RAE, Argentina --- Hi
DXfellows, The following text translated to English (thanks to Bard IA
for the best syntax given from the original in Spanish) has just been
released as a message on "DXnosaurs", my WhatsApp group coming from
OM: Adrian Korol, Director of RAE, Argentina:

``Dear Colleagues, Alejandro Petrecca (Chief of the LRA1 Transmitter
Plant) and Claudio García (technical operator of Radio Nacional El
Bolsón and amateur radio operator with previous experience at LRA 36)
finally arrived at Joint Antarctic Base Esperanza today. Their mission
is to perform maintenance and optimization work on the audio chain,
install a new console, and place the FM antenna and the tower that
will be used for the new LRA 36 shortwave transmitter.

Upon arrival, they discovered that the output stage of the Collins HF
80 transmitter, which is used to transmit LRA 36 programs on 15476
kHz, was burned out. They also found that the tower sections for the
shortwave antenna and the audio console had not yet arrived at the
base.

LRA 36 broadcast regularly until January 13. Then, Juan Benavente, the
architect of many if not all of LRA 36's achievements in recent years,
was unfairly recalled. With Benavente's departure, the radio was left
in the hands of unqualified people, which is evident by the fact that
the transmitter burned out the day after Benavente returned.

The causes of the fire are being investigated, but it is possible that
it was due to the incompetence of those who remained at the base. Juan
and Nicole Valdebenito (operator) know the sequences necessary to
start up the transmitter by heart, but this was not the case with
those who came after them.

There are many issues surrounding this matter, but it would be very
important to spread this news among colleagues around the world.

At this time, Petrecca and García are installing the FM antenna for
local coverage.

It is estimated that the new Studio Console and audio distributor
donated by Trialcom, thanks to a personal effort by Juan Benavente,
will arrive at Joint Antarctic Base Esperanza by the end of next
week.

The output board of the transmitter is also being sent to replace the
burned one and keep it in operation during February.

If Juan Benavente had been coordinating, none of these situations
would have occurred. Unfortunately, political favors promoted by the
previous administration left LRA 36 abandoned in its most important
mission, which is shortwave transmission.

JUAN BENAVENTE must return to LRA 36 as soon as possible to sustain
the radio until the arrival of the donated new transmitter. I estimate
that if they agree and the planets align, we could resume LRA 36
shortwave broadcasts before the end of February.

Thank you for spreading the above information. Adrian Korol Director
of RAE``

73 Horacio Nigro, CX3BZ, "La Galena del Sur", Montevideo, Uruguay```
(via gh, WOR)

** CUBA. 5025, Jan 29 at 0747, torch song in English, could it be
Rebelde? No! program source is now ``Habana Radio`` as in distorted ID
at 0749. 5025 reactivation first reported by John the VORW in FL, Jan
26 at 0319, presumably as Rebelde, but this ID was first reported by
Bill Tilford, IN, Jan 28 at 0500. WRTH 2024 pp 214-215 shows it the
main station for Ciudad de la Habana province, on FM only but also FM
in some other provinces. Via Alan Roe, here is the program schedule
and listen link; and undated 25th anniversary:
http://www.habanaradio.cu/category/programacion/
Of course, R. Rebelde remains overkilled on MW all over Cuba yet gone
now from SW, why? Nice to hear something else, HR, which is nowhere
even on MW. Something`s odd if not wrong at RadioCuba. Michel FREMY
explains: ``It was a special programme of Radio Rebelde which
broadcast the ceremonies and concerts to mark the 25th anniversary of
Habana Radio``. January 30 at 0158 check, it`s neither: 5025 off the
air again (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 11756 & 11764, Jan 29 at 1637, roaring spurblobs flanking
11760. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SPAIN. 9690, Monday January 29, token English from SNR; after news,
Lebanon correspondent, from 2313 interview about Lanzarote, Islas
Canarias, at the tourism expo. VG direct (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY [and non]. The reactivated `Letterbox` on V of Turkey
appeared again this Sunday Jan 28 at 2317-2329 on 5960.002, which was
not off the air, but VG S9+30/40 into UTwente, yet with JBA
undercurrent of CCCCCCI. Mostly reception reports, QSL requests - no
eQSLs, just by post but may take a while. From UK, 3 from India,
Finland, Italy, USA, Lucas Bandura from BC Canada, Germany. Said would
be back next week. With a little luck, this one will repeat at 0417 UT
Monday on 6125, unchecked. Rest of 5960 broadcast unusually nothing
but songs 2329-2354, s/off as if 1330 on 13635 only, semiminute of IS
and off by 2354.5* uncovering XJRTV. Standard genocidal remarx about
both (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY [and non]. 5960.013, Jan 29 at 2303, VOT English JBA direct;
and 9610 JBA carrier presumably China, since checking UTwente at 2333
when measured, VOT is VG and with heavy SAH since it`s so far
off-frequency, presumably beating with East Turkistan, std. genocidal
denunciation of both. Turkish music plays until 2340 `That`s Why`
voiced by the badax, something about sunlight, claiming our Sun is at
the center of the Milky Way rather than outskirts! 2346
``with-you-every-hour`` promo, music. 2351 canned s/off reverts to the
totally wrong one with current frequencies but all times called UTC
are really local UT+3; fragment of IS chopped off at 2353*,
finesseless, uncovering the 6CI. As for VP 5960 reception direct, this
is likely to worsen on the average as we approach spring with more and
more solarlight on the GC path, such that we shall wish they changed
already before official A24 at Marchend; last year it was 11785 at
2200 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2227 monitoring: Also confirmed
Sunday January 28 at 2100 on IRRS via AM Italia, 1323 kHz, S7/S9 into
nearby Noale SDR, no QRM.

Also confirmed Sunday January 28 at 2257 the 2230 on SW Radio,
Germany, 3975, S8/9+10 into UTwente. Off the air at 2300.

Also confirmed UT Monday January 29 at 0030 on WRMI 7780, S9+10/15
into Durango2 SDR and with no utenoiseblast audible at outset. Recheck
slightly before 0059, music playing already, so was WOR truncated?

Also confirmed UT Monday January 29 at 0400 on Area 51 via WBCQ
6159.963, S9+10/20 into NH SDR.

Also confirmed Monday January 29 at 2030 & 2054 on SW Radio, Germany,
3975, S8/S9 and noisy into UTwente; 2059 ID and FSN headlines, 2100
The Frogman, Frogzilla for the next bihour, ``24/7 progressive rock``.
Next:

0330 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to SW
1400 UT Tuesday WRMI 9955 to SSE [also web-, phonecast; jammed?]
0030 UT Wednesday WRMI 9395 to NNW
1200 UT Wednesday Unique R, NSW 5035-USB or 3210-USB
1230 UT Wednesday Unique R, NSW 5035-USB or 3210-USB
[previous #2226][SW suspended but still streamed?]
1500 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 [unsked but reconfirmed Jan 3, 10, 17, 24]
2030 UT Wednesday SW Radio, Germany 3975
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW,
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S
0230 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW
1730 UT Thursday SW Radio, Germany 3975
[not all SW Radio, Germany times confirmed; may be testing]

As noncommercial services, financial support appreciated. Thanks this
week to Chris Campbell, Columbus OH for a contribution via PayPal in
US funds but not necessarily, to: woradio at yahoo.com and says, ``I
try to send support on a regular basis. I use your I/O group, radio
show or weekly roundup on a daily basis. Your information is
priceless`` and also mailed a box of equipment.

One may also contribute by money order or check on a US bank to:
Glenn Hauser, PO Box 1684, Enid OK 73702 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5950, UT Mon Jan 29 at 0420, I run across some nice
``ambient`` music on this WRMI, where I was listening to `Encore`
classical music at 0300-0400. Brief ID at 0451 as R. Catface
International; 0456 some brief SSTV beepery. 0500 C M Obrecht`s music
show starts with artificial voice but soon chopped off the air, why?
That`s nowhere at all on the WRMI skedgrid. He does special bookings
rather than regular weeklies anywhere. It seems this is the only WRMI
time for RCI, 0400-0500 UT Mondays, and it`s nowhere on the
Programming page, so I search it out to:
http://meowr.net/
I have no idea whether it`s always ambient, but there are playlists
for 14 shows thru Oct. Also linx to an attempt by Guero to reorganize
WRMI schedules:
http://meowr.net/skedgrid
into more usable formats but I`m afraid this is also confusing, and
inaccurate per a few WOR times I find. Many blox are not specific, and
lots of `TOMBS` - wonder where they got that? Anyhow, check it out
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 7292-7304 approx., Jan 29 at 0752, S9+26 of DRMish
noise, but not exactly, and center would be about 7298. Nothing listed
in DRM at this hour on 7290, 7295 or 7300, nor any likely jamming
targets. A ham experiment? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0212 UT January 30

 

Glenn Hauser logs January 28, 2024  View Printable Version 
Sunday, January 28 2024

Hauser
** CANADA [and non]. 328 MCW kHz, Jan 28 at 0756, dash and YTL,
1000-watt ND beacon at Big Trout Lake ON; simulaudible from 329 MCW,
PMV, 25-watt NDB at Plattsmouth NE.

346 MCW kHz, Jan 28 at 0758 UT, dash and YXL, 500-watt NDB at Sioux
Lookout ON; hardly any other beacons beyond OK overcoming local noise
level now (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CHINA. Bandscan at earlier hour than usual hits two DRM
noisesblobs: Jan 28 at 0108, 17765-17770-17775, S9/+10; and at 0113,
15175-15180-15185, S8/S9, both in HFCC as internal ChiCom services
aimed from south to north China, 30 kW at 16 and 32 degrees from
Dongfang, Hainan; and Kunming:
17770 0100 0900 43NW,44NE DOF 30 16 0 216 1234567 291023 310324 N Zho
CHN CNR RTC 3365
15180 0100 0400 43NE,44NW KUN 30 32 0 216 1234567 291023 310324 N Zho
CHN CNR RTC 3226
Aoki shows both start at 0053 with CNR1 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CHINA. 17490, Jan 28 at 0110, FE/Chinese screeching song with
orchestra, S9+10/20 the SSOB tho really OOB, with Doppler flutter.
Beijing site at 193 degrees listed, SSW hardly USward, in Nan, AM or
Amo, as Big 3 sources can`t agree on lang. abbrs. WRTH says Amoy.
There are many weak AM signals on the bands displaying FE Doppler
flutter, mostly likely China (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CHINA. Many JBA signals or JBA carriers with Doppler flutter, in
survey 16-12 MHz, including OOB, most likely CNR1 jammers vs Sound of
Hope, as listed, Jan 28:
15970 at 0116, JBM S9+10;
15920 at 0117, JBA music;
16100 at 0117, carrier;
16160 at 0117, talk sounds Chinese; none higher in the 16s;
14920 at 0118, S9/+10 Chinese;
13920 at 0119, S6/S8 Chinese;
13805 at 0120, Chinese;
13640 at 0121, S9/+10 Chinese;
13610 at 0121, // 13640;
13530 at 0122, JBA carrier;
13020 at 0123, JBA (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 12360, Jan 28 at 0124, S9/+10 JBM signal hit after China
OOBandscan, barely in English and //6180 S9+30 also JBM but slightly
more readable on harmonic. Not // 6000 which is RHC. CRI relay, sked
now on 6180 as is Brasil, but no sign of that now. By 0154 recheck,
12360 faded to a JBA carrier, due to prop, or suppressed at site? 6180
remains S9+10/20 and just barely modulated (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** INDONESIA [non]. 7780, Jan 28 at 0818, VOI via WRMI in American
English, promoting Bali for tourism but please don`t litter the
beaches, etc.; S8, with three brief noise-blast QRMs at 0819, same as
on tops and bottoms of hours. This would be a lot more useful if not
only in the middle of our nights and on a better frequency (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6882 USB, Jan 28 at 0132, rock music and unreadable
announcement, the OPSOB, S9+20. Many logs here as Radio 48 via Mix
Radio International Worldwide, including waterfall images:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,124700.0.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 7475, Jan 28 at 0136, S7/S9 direct of Station YHWH,
anti-Christ pirate, voice and intonation of Josiah recognizable (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** ROMANIA. 9700, Jan 28 at 0142, S9+30/20 bigsig, rock songs with
heavy disco-beat of 120/minute, lyrix all in English, mostly YL voice;
DJ interjexion in French, and then Romanian. 0147 R. Romania
International IDs and more music past 0151. Alan Roe`s Music on SW
lists this as `As We Like! (Hour 2)(Club/party)`, Sundays only at
0100-0200; 24h later: folk music.

EiBi shows 01-03 in Romanian to ENAm. But Aoki shows 0100-0257 in
Aromanian via Tsiganeshti! I think not: Aromanian is a related
minority dialect spoken in several Balkan countries, see:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aromanian_language
WRTH shows two other B23 frequencies for the bihour in Romanian; RRI
does have three Aromanian semihours for Europe on 5955 via Saftica
site (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TAIWAN. 18040, Jan 28 at 0112, JBA carrier with flutter. AM unusual
in this aero band and not expecting any ``broadcaster`` but there it
is in Aoki, at 0000-0200, XingXing guangbo dianti, Kuanyin. That`s a
numbers station, StarStar, last reported 7 months ago when Ron Howard
referenced this:
http://radio.chobi.net/DX/SKDV13.php
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2227 monitoring: confirmed UT
Sunday January 28 at 0100 on WRMI 9955, S9+20/30 direct, atop Cuban
pulse jamming.

Also confirmed UT Sunday January 28 already at 0402 about 9 minutes
into so nominal 0415 started way early circa 0353 UT on WA0RCR,
1860-AM, MO, S9+10 direct but noisy.

Missed checking due to zzz, Sun Jan 28 at 1130 on WRMI 9955; anyone
hear it? Next:

2100 UT Sunday IRRS 1323-Italy
2230 UT Sunday SW Radio, Germany 3975
0030 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to SW
0400vUT Monday WBCQ Area 51 6160v to WSW
0930 UT Monday SW Radio, Germany 6160
2030 UT Monday SW Radio, Germany 3975
0330 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to SW
1400 UT Tuesday WRMI 9955 to SSE [also web-, phonecast; jammed?]
0030 UT Wednesday WRMI 9395 to NNW
1200 UT Wednesday Unique R, NSW 5035-USB or 3210-USB
1230 UT Wednesday Unique R, NSW 5035-USB or 3210-USB
[previous #2226][SW suspended but still streamed?]
1500 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 [unsked but reconfirmed Jan 3, 10, 17, 24]
2030 UT Wednesday SW Radio, Germany 3975
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW,
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S
0230 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW
1730 UT Thursday SW Radio, Germany 3975
[not all SW Radio, Germany times confirmed; may be testing]

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** U S A [non]. 7490: when I was uplooking what QRMed WBCQ from 7495,
in Aoki, I also spotted this totally wrong entry; don`t you believe
it!:
``7490 0100-0300 USA WWCR The Overcomer Minis Eng Nashville 1``
i.e. on Sundays only --- like NEVER, as 7490 is WBCQ always during
those hours, not even with TOMBS on Sundays but `SW Saturday Night`
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. About WTWW`s current problem: ``A broken heat exchanger???
Must be a single stage heat exchanger. They use distilled water for
cooling of the PA tube. The water turns to steam and is fed to a
radiator where it is cooled and turned back to water to be fed thru
the system again. There is a water pump to do this. So, the water must
have frozen up inside the radiator and it (or pipes) burst. Northern
stations have a 2-stage heat exchanger. It`s distilled water on the
inside and anti-freeze on the outside. I worked at a station that had
a single stage system. When it got cold (below freezing) we had an
operator at the transmitter to keep an eye on things. If it got too
cold he would close the louvres, and it would warm up again. But that
was in the days of the first class license and we had an engineer on
duty 24/7. Now, most transmitters are solid state. Lou KF4RCA``
Johnson (via Glenn Hauser, WOR)

** VATICAN. 7250, Jan 28 at 0809, VR IS at S5/S7, 0810 into RCC
chanting; what luck: this is Sunday-only Romanian until 0925 per Aoki,
-0920 per EiBi; -0920 liturgy per WRTH // 9710, both also on Catholic
holidays (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, Jan 28 at 0055:
855, 891, 909, 1044, 1107, 1152 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9160-9185 & same sound on 9355-9375, Jan 28 at 0139, OTH
radar pulsing at S9+30/20; nicely avoiding USA broadcasters on 9265,
9330, 9395 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1948 UT January 28

 

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