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Glenn Hauser logs Aprill 12-13, 2021  View Printable Version 
Tuesday, April 13 2021

Hauser
** ANDORRA [non]. 6180, R. Andorra tribute special via AUSTRIA,
continued from previous report starting at *1700 April 12:

Mostly unfamiliar pop songs in French, obviously from the 70s/80s. Tho
playlist includes half a dozen in English by big names, which I never
catch except for one I don`t recognize either, checking in
occasionally from 1730 to 2030. Also some long segments interviewing
DJ. Apparently a count-up rather than count-down, spoiler alert! Plays
leading songs in the Top 50 at first, and by 2000 UT working down into
the 40s, heading toward finale by 2045. At 2037, just in case, I check
it direct to here, but still too early, no signal (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** CANADA. 2749-USB, April 13 at 0254 UT, Canadian Coast Guard
robo-YL, not with marine weather but message about COVID-19 travel
restrixions against US vessels? entering Canadian waters. As usual,
hard to copy it clearly. Nothing on NL frequency 2598-USB now but
2749-USB would be VCS-21, one sesquikilowatt from Halifax starting at
0240; not listed as bilingual at dxinfocentre.com but switches to
robotic French at 0257.7 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 11850, April 13 at 0226, RHC is S8-S9, JBM so I can barely
decide it`s Spanish, instead of English which has shown here by
mistake before. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** CUBA. 6000, S9+30, April 13 at 0233, and 6165, S9+20/30 both with
equally sufficient RHC English modulation for a change (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

** PERU. Tnx to this tip on the WOR iog at 0017 UT April 13 from Lúcio
Otávio Bobrówiec, Brasil: ``Spanish talks on 4752 kHz seems a LA
station. 4764, Huanta 2000 silent for some 3 weeks. Congratulations
Glen! 73 Lucio, Brasil`` ---

Got it immediately at 0030 via Bonaire SDR on 4752.15 - Spanish with
reverb, live remote? Promoting a ``Casa de Campesinos``, --- ``aquí en
Perú`` --- with phone 940-99-77-28. Brief song, then mentions
Huamanga, another phone 996+. 0035 suddenly off leaving CODAR. Not on
4764 either. Looks like R. Huanta 2000. Website is:
https://radiohuanta2000.com/
not as in WRTH with fm after 2000. Audio en Vivo does not work. On
page are other phones starting with 933, 960. Tuned around but not
found on 4747 or elsewhere - just 4775 Tarma, and horrible spurs from
4765 Cuba about 4783 and 4747 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SPAIN. 11940, Monday April 12 at 2203, REE token English underway,
best here on SAm frequency as 17855 to NAm is not propagating at all,
or equally likely, off. 15520 JBA; 11685 is second best with no RTTY.
Alison Hughes with a few news stories: elexion in Ecuador with large
showing by indigenous write-in candidate; Israeli cyberattack on Iran
nuclear; Yemen vs Sa`udi Arabia; Myanmar; Gagarin in space
anniversary. Then another YL with feature on ``magical trio`` of art
musea in Madrid. By now 11940 is fading down; if NAm were still on
9690 it would remain loud & clear. 2224 Justin Coe concludes with a
Blues concert, something new in Spain (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 9830, April 12 at 2202, no RTTY to bother VOT in English,
but still no good, undermodulated on S9/S6 signal. Something`s always
erroneous at Emirler (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** VENEZUELA. 6205.039v, April 13 at 0138, ROCV, poor only noisy S6-S7
into TWR Bonaire SDR, romantic music with loud noise bursts every few
seconds, which seem to be transmission or feed defect rather than QRM.
0143.5 Morse code ID cuts thru but barely readable talk including
``R-O-C-V``, back to vocal music. Still the same past 0208.

At 0235 I check 6205 direct to here: as usual ROCV achieves no more
than a JBA carrier --- but the noise bursts hit S8, *much* stronger
now, as loud as they were in Bonaire, while ROCV can`t surpass the
background noise level of S2-3. Therefore the bursts *are* external
QRM against poor ROCV, not its own defect. Further, I can now tell
that the noise is on LSB only, inaudible in USB.

At 0310, Bonaire is still running as I hear another ROCV ID in code
and voice go by, continuing VP with the noise bursts, also LSB only.
Maybe time for another QSY? Has ROCV been off? Last report of it I
find was April 4 by Manuel Méndez, Spain. I had not sought it lately;
my last log was April 1 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0348 UT April 13

 

Glenn Hauser logs April 11-12, 2021  View Printable Version 
Monday, April 12 2021

Hauser
** ANDORRA [non]. 6180, April 12 at *1700, Moosbrunn on abruptly with
anthem? by band, ID as R. Andorra in Spanish, rock music,
French-speaking DJ. This is the much-publicized 40th anniversary
salute to a long-gone SW station, arranged by Christian Milling of
Germany`s shortwaveservice, who informs the WOR iog:

``Special program announcement: As some of you know, the legendary
Radio Andorra was taken off the air these days 40 years ago in 1981 by
the government. Some programs that were prepared couldn't be aired,
most of the material is lost. Luckily, the playlist of the last
planned hit-parade from April, 12th 1981 survived, thus it was never
broadcasted. 40 years later this will finally be done. Next Monday,
April, 12th 2021 at 17 UTC, exact 40 years later we will complete
history. The show will be hosted by a DJ that started his career in
Radio Andorra end of the 1970s. The program will be in French and
broadcasted via Moosbrunn on a steerable LogPer Antenna directed at
270° towards the centre of France. All French-speaking countries in
Europe should be covered in good quality.``

VG S9+40 signal at UTwente, and assumed zero signal direct at midday
here. This is to last 3 or maybe 4 hours today. 1741-1751 pause for
interview about the DJ and his subsequent career. Could not catch his
name, which was mentioned only once in advance discussion I have not
yet relocated.

There really should be some Catalan if not Spanish, English. Here`s
some Catalan with the playlist of 50+songs, found by roger:
https://www.bondia.ad/cultura/lultim-hit-parade-de-radio-andorra

My 1960 QSL card for R. Andorra, 5972, can be viewed, #14 & 15 at
http://www.worldofradio.com/QSL.html (Glenn Hauser, HBD 76, OK, WOR)

** CHINA [non?]. 11675, April 12 at 1504, S9-S7 in Chinese, then
music, definitely only one signal but this time it smax of RFA as
scheduled this hour only via SAIPAN, rather than of a CNR1 jammer
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 11850, April 12 at 0132, RHC is S9/+10 of dead air, Spanish
or English? Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 5990, April 12 at 0536, undermodulated RHC English S9+30
instead of 6000! Presumably confused while 5990 is intentional earlier
for CRI relays at 23-01. Aoki shows both from Quivicán, but must be
separate units as both scheduled between 00 and 01. In any event, RHC
still gets Mali 5995 adjacented from one side or the other if after
0600.

Now at 0536 I check the other RHCs: 6060 S9+ same undermodulation, and
NO buzz for a change; 6100, S9+10/20 but undermod; 6165, S9+10/20 but
noisy. 5040, S9+20/30 even English. So here we have The Cuban Five all
in axion. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 13490-trace, 13560 vs local ISM pulsing, 13630; 13769, 13839,
13909, 13979-trace, April 12 at 1419, FMish spurblobs but with no
program mod, just F# tones, out of 13700-AM RHC Spanish. Not in the
order tuned, at 69-70 kHz intervals. All gone by 1500. Something`s
always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA [non?]. 9805.4-CW, April 12 at 1510, beepstrings much stronger
than residual jammer noise against OCB which is currently on 9805 only
at 10-13. They are continuous at steady rate of 100/minute but don`t
last a full minute between pauses. Individual strings last anywhere
from 22 to 35 to 57 beeps, per three different counts; and during each
string there is one out-of-step pause. These continue to be associated
with after-hours Cuban jamming frequencies, as recently heard near
11860, 11930, 13605. SAWA.

This also reminds me of the old Soviet jammers, which would ``ID`` by
two CW letters at least once a minute; the one which still stix in my
mind was ZG: --../--. Probably secret random coding, but now that
reminds me of Zhigulevsk, except Zh is not the same letter as Z.
I researched some websites about Soviet jamming, a few
mentioning the ID setup, but not ZG. But I digress (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2081 monitoring: confirmed Sunday
April 11 from 2000 UT on IRRS via Challenger Radio, Italy, 594 kHz, as
heard via nearby Noale KiwiSDR, S9+15 with Moroccan het on plus side
so tuned to LSB; also audible at UTwente, S9+10 but noisier, autonotch
deletes the het.

WOR 2081 also confirmed Sunday April 11 after 2200 on Area 51 webcast
--- but cannot find any modulation from WBCQ 6160, tho remote detects
the carrier, noisy at Rochester offset -92 Hz (while 7490 -66 Hz with
UBMP is OK). Here I measure it on 6159.91, carrier with no audio. By
2343 recheck via Rochester and Alexandria, now it`s musicking. Tsk2:
last week on A51 it was previous week`s WOR; this week no SW mod. At
0124 Apr 12 remeasured here on 6159.910.

Also confirmed Sunday April 11 at 2300 on WRMI 7780, S9+5/15 to
UTwente.

Also confirmed UT Mon Apr 12 at 0030 on WRMI 7730, good direct.

Missed checking Mon Apr 12 at 0230 on WRMIs 5800 & 7780; anyone?

Next:
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
2200 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S

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

Our non-commercial broadcasts and website depend on voluntary support:
thanks this week to Randy Stewart, Battlefield MO, via PayPal to
woradio at yahoo.com Not necessarily in US funds, and says, ``Glenn,
it's about time I contributed to your (virtually) lifelong efforts on
behalf of DXers!``

One may also contribute, by MO 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. 3215, Apr 12 at 0546, WWCR is S9+20 of dead but noisy air
instead of TOMBS, now more apropos a monicker than ever. 4840 is OK
with oldtimeradio; 5890 with TOMBS like still on 5850 WRMI. I notice
that a lot of times now, they are playing BS attempting to sing,
sometimes lapsing into glossolalia. That must mean he`s divinely
inspired with godspeak! (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED.13557.7-LSB, April 12 at 1417, 2-way in Spanish,
impinging into the ISM band (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1759 UT April 12

 

Glenn Hauser logs April +11, 2021  View Printable Version 
Sunday, April 11 2021

Hauser
** ALGERIA [non]. 13815, April 11 at 1822, S6-S7 Qur`an: RTA via
FRANCE, only thing ever on this frequency, this hour only per Aoki
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** ANTARCTICA. 15475.98-RCUSB, reply to my report of no signal from
LRA36 when I checked after 1530 Wed April 7, but was heard earlier,
when? ``From: Giovanni Lorenzi --- Hi Glenn, the time of listening
LRA36 15476 kHz on April 7 was 1400-1530 UT: first I have used CX8BIT
SDR kiwi in Montevideo Uruguay with signal rating SINPO 35555 and
after SDR in Caruaru (Brazil) PY2PE and finally LU4EEC in Argentina
Buenos Aires with poor signal. 73 de Giovanni`` (Glenn Hauser, WOR)

** CUBA. 6060, April 11 at 0623, RHC English still with humbuzz, but
we have choices between the other two: 6100 good S9+20, 6165 same
level but less modulated. 6000 off already. Something`s always wrong
at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** MALI. 13799.44v, April 11 at 1833, JBA carrier with trace of Arabic
talk, I can now confirm as spur out of S9+35/40 Bamako 13685 relay at
1830-1930 only of CRI, as heard yesterday on exactly the opposite side
of 13685, and again today. 13570-USB tuned in by 1828 on UTwente SDR,
nothing, but by 1830 I detect the het, and tho JBA carrier, get UTw AM
Synch to lock onto it at 13570.735, and it`s slowly drifting downward
by the Hz to 13570.700 as transmitter warms up. Fundamental with same
behaviour, 13685.075, down to 13685.060 etc. And the upper spur:
13799.444 down to 13799.431, etc. During a 60-second span, this one
loses 2 Hz, and I assume all will eventually become mores stable
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SWEDEN [non]. 15510, April 11 at 1819, African language mentions
Obama, S9/+10. Aoki shows it`s Radio Sama = IBRA Radio via Woofferton
UK in Fulfulde this semi-hour, preceded by Tigrinya, followed by
Arabic (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U K. Woofferton relays of R. Sama - see SWEDEN [non]; of VOA, see
USA [non]

** U S A [non]. 15660, April 11 at 1820, language mentions Amnesty
International in English, S9+10 with music background. Aoki shows it`s
VOA Amharic this hour via Woofferton UK. VOA also on 15660 from
various other sites before and after this hour (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2081 monitoring: confirmed UT
Sunday April 11 at 0331 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, about 3 minutes into so
started about 0328. S9+20/30 received here direct. Next:

2000 UT Sunday IRRS 594-Italy [changed from 2100]
2200vUT Sunday WBCQ 6160v Area 51 to WSW
2300 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to NE
0030 UT Monday WRMI 7730 to WNW
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE, 5800 to SSE
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
2200 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S

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

Our non-commercial broadcasts and website depend on voluntary support:
thanks this week to Randy Stewart, Battlefield MO, via PayPal to
woradio at yahoo.com Not necessarily in US funds, and says, ``Glenn,
it's about time I contributed to your (virtually) lifelong efforts on
behalf of DXers!``

One may also contribute, by MO 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. 5085, UT Sun April 11 at 0030 & 0045 chex, WTWW-2 rock music
distorted instead of `Theatre Organ Under the Arch`, so no need to go
to the webcast, which is still blocked as a dangerous site anyway
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 13845, April 11 at 1821, WWCR is S9+10 here with YL
huxtress, presumably PMS, discussing circumcision; while 15825 is
usual JBA carrier. Therefore the sporadic E MUF is somewhere between
them; an hour later there`s a 25 MHz patch over NW Georgia on DXMAP
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** VANUATU. 11835, Ron Howard replied April 8 to my report of how R.
Vanuatu sounds: ``Hi Glenn, Normally RV does start the news about one
minute or so after the hour. Their intro is indeed always with the
same theme music; consisting of indigenous horns and drums, making for
a very unique sound; ending the news with a different theme music.
Ron`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1943 UT April 11

 

Glenn Hauser logs April 10-11, 2021  View Printable Version 
Sunday, April 11 2021

Hauser
A-21 SCHEDULES

Most versions have now been updated and are linked from WOR homepage:
http://www.worldofradio.com

** NORTH AMERICA. 6885-USB, April 11 at 0000, pirate music at S9, tnx
to tip from Mickey Delmage in AB and Harold Frodge in MI; 0014 ``You
are listening to MRI, Mix Radio International`` and into YL cover of
``Wichita Lineman``, certainly not Glen Campbell; 0020 another
announcement, echoey about requests? but I was distracted. LOTS of
logs here, apparently has been on all day since 1537 April 10, first
on 6890-USB
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,80142.0.html
Well heard even in the daytime as far as Alberta and BC.

As for `Wichita Lineman` one logger says it`s by Paula West. I/we
always assumed this was about the city of Wichita, Kansas --- but
wait, if she`s a lineman for the *county*, that would be ``Sedgwick
Lineman``. But wait2, there is a Wichita county in Kansas, west
central, tiny population of about 2K. But wait3, there is one other
Wichita County, the one in Texas around Wichita Falls, 200+K. Not to
be confused with Washita, 11K in Oklahoma; or Ouachita, 26K in
Arkansas. I am not the only one questioning this song:


https://americansongwriter.com/glen-campbell-wichita-lineman-behind-the-song/

Peter B., about a year ago: ``I like this song a lot but the lyrics
don’t make any sense. He’s searching for an overload? What does that
mean? Jimmy has said this was about telephone lines but when a phone
network becomes overloaded, it doesn’t happen out on the lines, it
happens back at the phone company. There’s nothing a lineman can do to
fix it. And why does he work for the county and not the phone company?
And if he works for the county, why is he naming himself after a city?
He’s apparently way out in the middle of nowhere but calls himself the
Wichita lineman. And what kind of strain do you get from snow? Enough
snow with wind will cause lines to come down but is there a particular
section he knows about that’s prone to this (and not the rest of the
network)? And while the line “And I need you more than want you” is
interesting, it is far from romantic. Very confusing.``

Much more:
https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-40861326
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** ROMANIA. 9730 & 9550 & 7420 & 7375, April 11 at 0003, RRI news in
English, surprised to find on four good frequencies since only 9550
and 7375 are supposed to be in English, 9730 & 7420 in Romanian! All
at least S9, some up to +10 or +20. Another anomaly from RRO besides
English at 0530 on 9660 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2081 monitoring via UTwente SDR:
confirmed new time on IRRS 7290 Bulgaria?, Saturday April 10 from
1800:30; ending intact at 1829:17, then finally IRRS ID, and ``Jesus
is Calling`` hymn. Once again like when it was on Mondays last few
weeks, WOR theme cut on in progress after dead air, no IRRS sign-on or
FS News headlines. Tuned in earlier at 1747 when IRIB was wrapping up
Russian, atop CCI from CNR China; after a neat ditty, Iran off at
1750* uncovering CNR. Meanwhile there is splash from 7300, Iran in
German.

Strong S9+20 IRRS 7290 carrier on from *1756.5 covering China, also
with pulsing/rumble noise on its own modulation. Continues into WOR
but abates somewhat. The same self-QRM is heard via Carlow, Eire SDR.
CNR timesignal audible under at 1800. I also notice that every breath
I take while speaking is exaggerated as they come out of these relays.
Later I go back and listen to my original soundfile and inhaling is
barely noticeable. At 1810 I check 14580 on both where a listener via
UTwente was also hearing me April 5, second harmonic. Not audible at
UTwente, but JBA at Carlow; LSB needed to avoid ute QRM on plus side.

WOR 2081 also confirmed from 1953:10 UT Sat Apr 10 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM,
Wentzville MO, VG via almost-local KB0FX remote at Warrenton MO.

WOR 2081 NOT confirmed Sat April 10 at 2300 on WRMI 7780, instead the
April 11 edition on Wavescan --- one of some three dozen airings, as
has continued to show on the WRMI skedgrid, while in fact WOR had been
appearing since November 7, by mistake?

WOR 2081 NOT confirmed UT Sat Apr 10 at 2330 on IRRS webcast,
https://www.nexus.org/mp3/
as scheduled, rather Feature Story News, IRRS ID and THEN at 2334 WOR
starts, so will it be cut off incomplete before 2400? Audio is rather
muffled, and 594 is not on the air this late, 1:30+ AM CEST.
Unfortunately? I miss checking how it end. Next:

0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315; as late as 0400]
2100 UT Sunday IRRS 594-Italy
2200vUT Sunday WBCQ 6160v Area 51 to WSW
2300 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to NE
0030 UT Monday WRMI 7730 to WNW
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE, 5800 to SSE
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
2200 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S

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

Our non-commercial broadcasts and website depend on voluntary support:
thanks this week to Randy Stewart, Battlefield MO, via PayPal to
woradio at yahoo.com Not necessarily in US funds, and says, ``Glenn,
it's about time I contributed to your (virtually) lifelong efforts on
behalf of DXers!``

One may also contribute, by MO 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. 7570, April 11 after 0000, still no signal from this WRMI
which used to be fully inhabited by TOMBS from 0000 until 1100 and
later on Saturdays. Presumably the major cutback so far from the
demise of Brother Scare, among others, if not a technical problem. I
am suggesting to Jeff that it would be great if this big 315-degree
signal across mid-America could resume at least a few hours in the
evenings with secular programming we would like to hear better, e.g.
some of the 9955 shows aimed away and subject to jamming (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. 13570, April 10 at 1905, no signal from World`s
Last Chance on WBCQ; Ivo Ivanov reported that 13570 is a new HFCC
registration instead of 9330 at 17-02 UT including Arabic from 1900.
But WBCQ is still blasting in on 9330 in German.

More wishful thinking? When Superstation was first testing last year,
a bunch of other frequencies were registered, but WBCQ could never
figure out how to change from any frequency but 9330. That`s probably
what led WLC to buy more time elsewhere from Europe. Even 500 kW from
Maine to everywhere just won`t cut it on a single frequency every
season, every hour. Furthermore, 13570 is a very bad choice: on the
border with the ISM/HIFER band 13550-13570. Would blow away those very
lowpower signals, including RF IDs? down to 13560 if not even lower.

Could 13570 have meant via some site other than Maine? Or using WBCQ
as a placeholder while they arrange some other relays. Via UTwente I
do detect a VP signal sounding Arabic, zero-beating on about 13570.35,
but the SynchAM lox onto the signal at 13570.523. By 1917 it has
drifted down to JBA 13570.518.

I start to check other KiwiSDRs, such as Kuwait? Nothing there. Smax
of a spur. At UTwente I start bandscanning upward for some strong
Arabic signal which might be the source, soon finding two: 13670 MWV
Madagascar, R. Feda in Arabic, and even stronger 13685, which is CRI.
Back to 13570.512 at 1927, but it goes off at 1928*. CRI Mali is
scheduled in Arabic until 1930, and indeed is gone when I get back
there, so that`s a close match, altho could not make an audio
parallel. Also it`s at 20 degrees so puts a very strong signal onward
into Europe. There could also be a matching spur 114.48 kHz on the
plus side, i.e. 13799.48, no chance to check. MWV of course is still
going on 13670 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 13570.52v, Arabic? spur: see USA: WBCQ

TECSUN PL-880 problems: this has been my main handy portable when I am
away from the main desktop receivers, or when I want to make a quick
check for a //. Mine is some 8 years old, and for the last year or
more has developed some real problems. Some of the number buttons hard
to engage, and so was the ON/OFF button until finally, I could not get
it to turn off, except by temporarily removing the Lithium Ion battery
(which was recently replaced after an 8-year run of the original
rechargeable --- not bad there!).

Now it`s off, but the button refuses to turn it back on. Fortunately
my savvy technical assistant fixed that by inserting a tiny bit of
plastic or something so it would make proper contact. Also inserted a
thin layer of foam over the keypad, as the original had deteriorated.
This came from fruit boxes in a grocery store!

Unfortunately, the other major problem, both fast and slow tuning
knobs going haywire with minds of their own, even when not even
touched; or going down when tuned upward or vice versa, could not be
so easily fixed without replacement parts. There will be no
bandscanning or fine-tuning. One can only punch in a frequency and
then hurriedly lock it in before it go away. There is also not a
chance to adjust bandwidth which also changes by itself. So I again
warn those expecting multi-year life out of this receiver to beware,
especially of used ones. I wonder if other Tecsuns behave so badly as
they age (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report despatched at 0218 UT April 11

 

Glenn Hauser logs April 10, 2021  View Printable Version 
Saturday, April 10 2021

Hauser
** ANTARCTICA. 15475.98-RCUSB, Saturday April 10 at 1423, start
checking for LRA36 via remotes in Brasil, Uruguay, but no signals, now
nor 1446, 1500. However, by 1505 it`s on and in weakly, VP S3. During
next hour it`s about equally VP at three Brazilian SDRs and the CX8BIT
one in Uruguay. 1509 mentions Antártida Argentina, but immediately
``despedimos``, closing pre-recorded show which must have been
joined-in-progress - JIP. Esperanza song and stops at 1513. But not
off: after a pause, resumes with other music, but fading down at 1517.
1520 song again, 1522 contact info; 1537 generic ``Nacional, la Radio
Pública`` ID as uttered I think by all LRA stations, song; 1559
announcements, but chopped off the air in mid-word at 1603.5*.

Re my previous report, not hearing it after 1530 Wed April 7: Giovanni
Lorenzi, Italy replied on the PTSW iog, but without citing a time,
``Hi Glenn, I have heard today LRA36 using kiwi sdr receiver located
in Montevideo, Uruguay with fair signal. Attached mp3. 73 de Giovanni,
IT9TZZ`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 11930 & 11860, April 10 at 0215, after-hours jamming against
nothing continues, not only noise, but those cute beeps I was hearing
six hours earlier around 13605. Partly 2-tones; when continuous they
are running at the rate of 72/minute. Probably only one of the
multiple jamming sites piling up on each Martí frequency does this.
Will we ever have access to jam site details in the Post-Revolución
Era? C.I.D.; ¡Cuba Libre! (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA [and non]. 6165, April 10 at 0306, JBA carrier could be Turkey
in English to Asia instead ofo RHC Englilsh, but not on 6145; while
6000 English is readable; 6060 in Spanish, but none can compete with
storm noise level around here. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 5040, April 10 at 0602, this RHC is still in Spanish instead
of English, but at 0605, of The Cuban Five, the four sixes, 6000 &
6060 & 6100 & 6165 are still on in English, unlikely all for the full
hour; and all tough vs local high storm noise level. Something`s
always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** ETHIOPIA. 6090, April 10 at 0309, HOA music at S6-S7, presumably
Amhara State Radio. Not reported much from NAm, but Manuel Méndez,
Spain often logs it (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NEW ZEALAND. 11725, April 10 at *0559:15, RNZP cuts on with Bell
Bird chirps, tonight starting at scheduled time. I was waiting for it
a minute earlier after noting Vanuatu JBA carrier on 11835. Timesignal
at 0600 ends about one second *late*! compared to WWVH a minute later.
Is Rangitaiki, NI SW site getting a delayed internet feed, or
satellite, or what? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. 91.7, Saturday April 10 at 1337 UT, KOSU in NPR `Weekend
Edition Saturday`, when double audio starts, such as two different
NPR/KOSU promos colliding, and soon apparently start playback of 1400
UT show, `Wait2, Don`t Tell Me`, VERY early. This collision keeps
going for about 20 minutes! As I keep rechecking, can`t stand to
listen to it continually. Really screwed up, nohuman minding the store
(Glenn Hauser, Enid, WOR)

** ROMANIA. 9660, April 10 at 0555, JBA carrier, presumed RRI again on
wrong frequency like IDed 24 hours ago; or a deliberate change? (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. Further checking for what remain of TOMBS via
WRMI, April 10 at 0310: 7570 still off; 7730 on; 7780 algo too weak to
tell; BS singing on 7730 and also 7490- WBCQ, 9395 WRMI. Something
else on 5950: see USA WRMI.

April 10 at 1401, the `live` TOM Sabbathday services, first week after
BS has died: WRMI 9955 instead running Tourette-screamer Terry
Blalock. Haven`t heard him erupt for a while. As for TOMBS, 7570 still
off, but 7730 on along with 9980 WWCR. Some non-BS gospel huxter is
speaking and singing: a successor? Who? Also on 9395, 9455, and 5850
in weekly daytime extension; JBA signals on 15770, 7780, 5950, can`t
be sure of content. The SW sked at TOMBS website is still dated last
August! Long out of date even before UT April 4* (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** SPAIN. 17855, Saturday April 10 at 1359, REE citing its schedule:
first time in A-21 it`s been on and audible at the early weekend
opening time, over totally insolated path, attaining S9 but not over
S9 as one would hope. 15520 backward is only S6-S8, and offbeam 11940
JBA (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2081 monitoring: confirmed Sat
April 10 at 1320 the 1300 on WRMI 15770, S9.

Also confirmed Sat Apr 10 after 1600 on WRN webcast. Next:
1801vUT Saturday IRRS 7290 14580 Bulgaria to WNW, 594-Italy [ex-Mon]
1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
2300 UT Saturday WRMI 7780 to NE
0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315; as late as 0400]
2100 UT Sunday IRRS 594-Italy
2200vUT Sunday WBCQ 6160v Area 51 to WSW
2300 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to NE
0030 UT Monday WRMI 7730 to WNW
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE, 5800 to SSE
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
2200 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S

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** U S A. 5950, April 10 at 0311, soul? song but I guess an hymn,
since followed by gospel huxter constantly referring to ``Yahweh`` ---
woe betide other Christians who call it merely ``God``. Yahweh`ll get
`em for that! WRMI skedgrid shows it`s `Classic Redneck Radio` on
System L (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR) See also SOUTH CAROLINA [non]

** U S A. 1319.717v, April 10 at 0607 UT, way-off-frequency het still
detectable from previously identified WCOG, Greensboro NC. But nothing
on 1540.200v from WKVQ Eatonton GA, daytimer which sometimes manages
to go off at night (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** VANUATU. 11835, April 10 at 0557, JBA carrier, OSOB again presumed
3 x 3945 R. Vanuatu; but NZ will soon take over 11725, q.v. (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1734 UT April 10

 

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