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Glenn Hauser logs April 9-10, 2021  View Printable Version 
Saturday, April 10 2021

Hauser
** CUBA. 13606, April 9 at 2025, besides noise jamming against nothing
since R. Marti quit 13605 at 2000, there are now those curious beeps
--- irregularly sometimes 3 at a time; otherwise two tones
alternating, seem to be centered about 1 kHz above the channel. We
have noticed this before e.g. on 11930 after-hours from Cuban jammers;
perhaps just playing around. More of same still at 2256 recheck. Hard
to imagine any intelligence being conveyed by this non-coded beeping
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 9650, April 9 at 2128, RHC is S9-S7 but suptorted.
Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** ITALY. IRRS MW/LW plans: see USA [and non] WORLD OF RADIO

** SPAIN. 11940, Fri April 9 at 2200, token English from REE can be
heard best here only on S8-S9 SAm frequency; 15520 about gone, 17855
never audible today and never on? Justin Coe starts with report about
Spanish official visiting Angola, Sénégal; 2203 problems with
AstraZeneca vaccine; music feature to follow (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 9830, April 9 at 2158, VOT IS on, vs RTTY adding up to
S7-S9; useless. Sunny here, but heavy storming in adjacent counties
crackle up the shortwaves. Winds so high the shack is shaking (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [non]. As per new info from IRRS, I`m checking out the non-SW
broadcasts of WORLD OF RADIO on their schedule via 594 kHz which per
WRTH 2021 is Challenger Radio, 5/1 kW at Villa Estense, Italy, so
should be only 1 kW at night. But there are NO other Europeans on
594.

First broadcast of new WOR 2081 is at 2030 UT Friday April 9, and
there it is via Kiwi remote receivers. I try three in Italy; first via
IZ6BYY in central Italy, S8-S9 with some CCI, het from 595+. Better
via IW3HBX, at Noale where we`re a steady S9+15. That`s only 53 km
away, the two towns equally SW and NE of Padova just inland from
Venezia. I`m also getting it well on the other side of Europe, 858 km
away, via the UTwente SDR, S8-S9 and checking the autonotch gets
completely rid of the het.

The major QRM is the off-frequency Moroccan circa 596, 50 kW at Oujda.
MWOffsets shows Morocco at 595.898 as of 2020-09-23, but sometimes on
593 or 594.998. At Noale SDR the het zero-beats about 595.7. On 594
itself there are Africans in Malawi and Nigeria, and from the ME,
three Sa`udis, 2000, 50 and 10 kW. I never heard any Qur`an or other
Arabic; per WRTH the big gun is fortunately a daytimer quitting at
1500 UT; the 50 kW is 24 hours, and the 10 kW until 2300. It looks
like there would be nothing to impede Challenger from running much
higher power on 594, if they could. A sesquidecade ago there were
several high-power Europeans on 594, now all gone.

Anyhow, Alfredo Cotroneo of IRRS tells me, ``WOR will also be repeated
on our IRN streaming channel and occasionally at other times on MW
and SW. The list of our public streaming channels are available at
https:/nexus.org/MP3

The program is simulcast on 7290 kHz and 594 kHz AM/Medium Wave. We
also anticipate a move from 594 kHz to 918 kHz (much better frequency)
later this summer, as soon as we receive final authorization from the
authorities. LW 207 kHz (Long Wave) will also be activated at around
the same time and we **may** also be able to schedule some broadcast
there. Thank you and take care. 73, Alfredo
-- Alfredo E. Cotroneo, CEO, NEXUS-Int'l Broadcasting Association``

The only broadcaster now on 207 kHz is 75 kW from Iceland. I`m not so
sure 918 will be better: WRTH shows on there are 20 kW from Madrid,
inactive, but I seem to recall it came back; 20 kW from Egypt, unknown
power from Greece, several very low powers from Holland, 50 kW from
Iran, and 30 kW from Nigeria. 918 is one other frequency also
suffering from an off-channel ~1 kHz het, this time from Nigeria on
917! I am adding in the other WOR airings by IRRS on 594 only. Next:

2030 UT Friday IRRS 594-Italy
1300 UT Saturday WRMI 15770 to NE
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

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. (7489.9v), UT Sat April 10 at 0000-0100, WBCQ webcast of
`AAAWWW` I semi-monitor. As to be expected, major subject is the late
Brother Stair, and how beneficial he was financially to WBCQ and to
other SW stations, giving him much credit for keeping the SW medium
alive; 0021 datestamp as 9th of April, YOOL 2021; discuss Star Trek
A&A are into watching on Netflix without ads. 0030 Uncle Bill calls
from Chicago about BS being a true believer in SW; how he helped save
Channel 292 in Germany by buying up all spare airtime for a while.
Allan also credits World`s Last Chance for investing so much in SW via
WBCQ. 0048 Angela mentions that she doesn`t believe the `science`
about COVID --- apparently it is all a deliberate conspiracy to turn
everyone communist. IIRC Allan himself does condone vaccination; etc.,
etc. Closing prayer squeaked in, not cut off in webcast, but Hal
Turner JIP. Here`s John Carver`s version:

``Tonight's show started on time on 6160 and 7490 with 7490 having a
slightly better signal, 6160 having a het from 6165 [RHC] and a good
bit of static on both frequencies. Allan and Angela in the studio.
It's 76 degrees in Fla and Angela looks so pretty all dressed up.
Opening talk about Brother Stair's death. After twenty some minutes of
this the talk makes a big jump to the new Star Trek series.

Phone call at 0030 which picks up the Brother Stair thread and the
talk continues. During the second Brother Stair segment, Allan talks
about other religious programs and mentions the purchase of WHRI and
the plans to spiff up the station and get more religious programming
on the air. No other information about the purchase. The talk turns
somewhat political after a few minutes with discussions of covid and
about gun control. Reading of emails at 0051. Talk is cut off mid
sentence at 0100 with no closing prayer and no closing comments and
once again into dead air. John, Mid-North Indiana`` (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

This report dispatched at 0152 UT April 10

 

Glenn Hauser logs April +8-9, 2021  View Printable Version 
Friday, April 09 2021

Hauser
** CUBA. 6040-6080, April 9 at 0602, RHC 6060 transmitter is not only
burying its English under big humbuzz, but splashing out over this
range, e.g. ruining 6070 CFRX. Something`s always wrong at RHC.

5040 & 6000 & 6100 are off, but 6165 remains with English at S9+10/20
tho undermodulated; not 6145 this time (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 13505-trace, 13570, 13635; 13765, 13830, 13895, 13960-trace,
April 9 at 1350, RHC spurblobs with F# tones at approx. 65 kHz
intervals out to 4th order from source 13700-AM at S9-S4 weaker than
// 13740 which is clean. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 15140, April 9 at 1358, this RHC is off; 1500 recheck is on
at S9+20/30 with good mod // 11760. Aoki says 15140 from *1400 but
EiBi from *1100. SAWA? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** ERITREA [and non]. Re this: ``UNIDENTIFIED. 15340, April 3 at 1705,
I`m checking an A-21 frequency HFCC-registered for RMI via France,
q.v.: there is a JBA carrier, but it`s surrounded by DRM-like noise,
where nonesuch is scheduled. Weak, and I can`t get any remote to lock
and decode it as DRM (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)``

i.e.: ``15340 1700 1800 48W Mul 127 250 1234567 DTWT [Alameda BF?]``

Ivo Ivanov reported on April 4: ``Dimtse Wegahta Tigray Voice of Dawn
Tigray, 1700-1800 on 15340 ISS 250 kW / 127 deg to EaAf Tigrinya +
white noise jamming`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 2081)

** HAWAII. Re the fonetix I heard ending the :50 minute announcement
on WWVH, I check 10000 again April 8 at 0550: it`s about MARS activity
on ``60`` meters, foneticizing website DOD.ORG. How is it that of all
USG/military activities, this merits time on WWV/H? (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** INDONESIA. When checking HFCC for Romania A21 sked, I hit RRI
instead of RRO, and come up with this TOTALLY IMAGINARY sked for
Indonesia, including 3325 relay via Playa-de-Pals, the long-destroyed
R. Liberty site on the coast of Spain! Makes HFCC a laughingstock:
http://hfcc.org/data/schedbybrc.php?seas=A21&broadc=RRI
53 entries; language for all, long-dead domestic sites is English! Why
not?! These are presumably sprinkled thruout the by-frequency A-21
schedule; beware! (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. RF 26, April 9 at 1508 UT, KOTV Tulsa on its repacked
channel ex-45; with level 1-2-3 tropoblobs between Tulsa and here,
barely decodes via my broken antenna for ID but not audiovideo: 6-1
KOTV-HD; 6-2 KQCW-SD; 6-3 NewsOn6. Also BAD signals on 15 and 21. Now
both Wichita and Tulsa are on some same channels, which would have
been unthinkable in the Analog Era.

Rabbitears.info shows the same KOTV trios also on RF 19 in McAlester
OK, RF 30 in Caney KS, low powers 1 kW ERP; same callsigns??

https://www.rabbitears.info/market.php?request=station_search&callsign=kotv
I would check the other major reference, W9WI.com but even ``created
4-9-2021`` it`s still Canadian-only. FCC TV Query calls them all
KOTV-DT as ``Tulsa`` not mentioning far McAlester or Caney; only the
coördinates imply them! (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, WOR)

** ROMANIA. 9660, April 9 at 0554, RRI closing 0530 English, S9-S7
citing further English times and frequencies. First time noticing this
right next to Brasil 9665-. Springy propagation improving? No, HFCC
shows NOT supposed to be on 9660 at 0530-0600, rather 0500-0530
French, and 0630-0700 Arabic! So stayed on an extra semihour? 0530
English supposed to be only on 6015, 7325 and 17760; one of which
probably DRM, not specified at
http://hfcc.org/data/schedbybrc.php?seas=A21&broadc=RRO
See also INDONESIA (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 9395, April 9 at 0553, TOMBS via WRMI, only
poor S4-S6; something on 9455 JBA carrier, presumably SMTV. WRMI
skedgrid still dated April 2, the day before BS died, still shows him
on 6 frequencies during the 05-06 hour: 5850, 5950, 7570, 7730, 7780,
9395 --- but 7570 and 7780 are still gone. Not sure at what hour they
QRT, but TOM had been starting at 04 on 7780; was continuous 00-11 on
7570. The latter jamfree bigsig beamed NW across America could/should
be re-occupied with significant evening programming (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** SPAIN [and non]. 17855, April 7 at *1800, REE is S9 here but deep
fades and bound to expire in an hour or so; `24 Horas` domestic
newscast all about new regulations coping with COVID-19 in Spain. Poor
as it may be, is the SSOB, vs JBA carriers on adjacent 17850, 17720,
17700, i.e. per HFCC: 17850 RFI ISS; 17720 AWR Nauen? supposed to
finish Oromo at 1800; 17700 something from Woofferton, World`s Last
Chance in English per Aoki; no longer VOA NC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. Alfredo Cotroneo advises me that IRRS will no
longer broadcast WOR Mondays at 1800 UT on 7290, replaced by something
else. A new time for WOR has now been found, SATURDAYS at 1800v on
7290 --- this means listeners will get more timely info on the program
produced late UT Thursdays. Tnx, Alfredo. In addition:

``Here is the new schedule of WOR on IRRS:
FRI 2030 UT on 594 kHz + streaming (*)
SAT 1800 UT on 7290 kHz+ 594 kHz + streaming
SAT 2330 UT streaming only
SUN 2100 UT 594 kHz
(*) this should provide best propagation to Europe on MW. It will be
even better when we move to 918 kHz, which will be less noisy.``

WORLD OF RADIO 2081 contents: Alaska, Andorra non, Angola, Antarctica,
Austria, Brasil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Cuba, East Turkistan,
Eritrea and non, France, Germany, India, Italy and non, Korea South,
México, Netherlands, New Zealand, North America, Papua New Guinea,
Perú, Russia and non, South Carolina non, Spain, Sri Lanka, Turkey,
Ukraine, USA, Vanuatu, Zambia; propagation outlook [apologies for some
snags in the original recording]

WOR 2081 is available as of 0139 UT Friday April 9, 2021
(mp3 stream) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2081.m3u
(mp3 download) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2081.mp3

Or via http://www.worldofradio.com/audiomid.html
Also linx to podcast services.

The shortwave broadcasts should be:

0130 UT Friday WRMI 5850 to NW, 7780 to NE
1300 UT Saturday WRMI 15770 to NE
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]
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.

First airings confirmed UT Fri April 9 at 0130 on WRMIs: 5850 VG
direct; 7780 VG via SDRs NE of FL (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 9955, April 7 at 2128, WRMI in French about a coup d`état,
interviewee with heavy African? accent vs pure-French interviewer,
pause for brief ID in English as Radio for Peace International, back
to French; as scheduled Wednesdays at 21-22 preceding WOR at 2200
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** VANUATU. 11835, April 9 at 0551, presumed R. Vanuatu X3 is JBA, yet
the OSOB, therefore also the SSOB (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report despatched at 1745 UT April 9

 

Glenn Hauser logs April 7-8, 2021  View Printable Version 
Thursday, April 08 2021

Hauser
** CUBA. 6145, April 8 at 0541, RHC English back here instead of 6165
instead of 9700, S9+20 but undermodulated. Now = UM on 6100 S9/+10,
6000 S9+20/30, and 5040 S9+20/30 --- but 6060 is dead air at S9+10
with some hum only instead of big humbuzz; progress? Something`s
always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 13700, April 8 at 1430, RHC Spanish back here during `Sonido
Cubano` music, S9+10/20 but no spurs and not on 13740 either where the
spurunit appeared yesterday. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** EAST TURKISTAN. 13710, April 8 at 1455, CRI S9+10/S7 with flutter,
in American-English chat, i.e. Kashgar scheduled this hour only, to be
replaced by Sa`udi Qur`an at 1457. From the land of ChiCom imperialist
persecution, even genocide against native Uyghurs and other Moslems
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NEW ZEALAND. 15720, April 8 at 0534, JBA carrier no doubt RNZP, far
too late to be useful here instead of 9, 11 or even 13 MHz channels;
now scheduled until 0558, but Ivo Ivanov, Bulgaria, has been hearing
it running even later until 0645* instead of 11725 from *0559 (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6970-AM, April 8 at 0546, JBA nothing but talk,
sounds like a real station. Search for //s: not TOMBS on WRMI or WWCR;
not any of my 3 Enid locals 960, 1390, 1640. No big 7 MHz signals
which could leapfrog here. 6970 does not compute as any MW harmonic
either. I notice that 6970 happens to be 2 x 3485, where Gander VOLMET
is, but USB of course and not // either.

It`s S9 but so is the local noise level, so mostly unreadable. At 0600
fades up a bit, 0603 with anti-Biden talk, denouncing ``far left`` so
I bet it`s Fox News Channel TV audio. YES, I soon match it to FNC on
cable 48 here, a few seconds ahead of that during Sean Hannity repeat.
[BTW, our Suddenlink office was closed down yesterday for state tax
violations!] Also occasional machine-gun rat-a-tat-tat QRM, utility I
assume, tho the paranoid might conclude it be jamming.

Later I check HF Underground and find NO logs of it tonight as there
is hardly any pirate activity or DXing this late at night; but FNC has
been reported several times before on 6970, in full daytime, most
recently January 26 at 1755 UT (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SPAIN. 17855, Wed April 7 at 2126, REE JBA carrier on so-called
North American service; 15520 to ME backwards is better but still poor
S3-S5; 11940 to S America best at S5-S8; 11685 to Africa JBA vs RTTY
11687.5 except with LSB tuning. By 2158, 11940 is fair-poor S4-S5 as
token M/W/F English is about to begin (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 9830, April 7 at 2158, VOT IS is JBA vs RTTY CCI; still JBA
at 2226 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2080 monitoring: confirmed
Wednesday April 7 at 2100 on WBCQ 7489.922, offset -78v Hz as measured
by Virginia SDR in SAM mode, S9/+20; while simul on WRMI 7780 is S9+10
but undermodulated in comparison. Also direct to here at 2125 check,
7490- is JBA S5, 7780 JBA S4-S8.

Also confirmed Wed Apr 7 at 2200 on WRMI 9955, S9+10/20 generally over
pulse jamming, same by 2226 recheck.

Confirmed final repeat, UT Thursday April 8 at 0130 on WRMI 5010, good
S9/+10 into VA KiwiSDR.

Next WOR 2081 should be ready by early UT Friday April 9 for first
airings at 0130 on WRMIs, 5850 & 7780.

BTW, this week, April 5, the Monday 1801 broadcast on IRRS 7290,
Bulgaria? Romania? was also heard on X2 = 14580 via UTwente SDR,
reports Ralf Ladusch, Germany in A-DX via Wolfgang Büschel. I`m adding
14580 to my WOR schedules (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** VANUATU. 11835, Ron Howard, CA, replies to my previous logs:

``Hi Glenn, Clearly the propagation conditions change a great deal for
11835 reception; changing on a daily basis. April 8 (Thursday),
checked 11835, from 0451 to 0705 UT. At tune in there was certainly
only one station being heard (R. Vanuatu harmonic), with no trace at
all of CNR2; at 0500, no hint of time pips from CNR2. About 0545,
started to hear CNR2 fading in; 0600, clear China time pips and RV
extremely weak (totally unusable) underneath; CNR2 continued to gain
in strength, while RV got harder to hear underneath. 7890 and 3945,
both unheard.

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 1651 UT April 8

 

Glenn Hauser logs April 6-7, 2021  View Printable Version 
Wednesday, April 07 2021

Hauser
** ANTARCTICA. 15475.98-RCUSB, April 7 at 1530, no signal from
RNASG/LRA36, checked via Iceland, Bonaire SDRs as I can`t connect to
any of those in Brasil. Suspect it`s really AWOL this Wednesday, or
maybe already dumped off air early. No other reports of it have
appeared yet today, not even from Manuel Méndez, Spain. Try Saturday
as early as 1400 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 15730, April 6 at 2221, no RHC here, but is on 15370
distorted and squealing, S9+20/25; and nothing on 13 MHz band.
Something`s always wrong at RHC.

11880, April 6 at 2224, S3-S8 undermodulated music, presumed RHC when
French is scheduled; at 2258-2300* music to dead air to shutoff just
when English is supposed to start. QSY or forget it? No chance to
search all bands for it elsewhere, which was fruitless before.
Something`s always wrong at RHC.

11850, April 6 at 2225, RHC S5-S6 and undermodulated Spanish, along
with JBA parasite carriers 11840 & 11860. Something`s always wrong at
RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 6000 & 6100 off, 6060 S9+20 big humbuzz over English; 6165
S9+20 lite hum and undermodulated, 5040 off. Something`s always wrong
at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 13246-trace, 13318, 13388, 13459 vs CODAR, 13527, 13598,
13669; 13811, 13882, 13953 all approx., not in the order logged, April
7 from 1359, extremely distorted FMish spurblobs with F# tone, all in
the *wrong* places since they are obviously coming out of 13740
instead of 13700 which is not on air. 13740-AM itself is
undermodulated during music. Intervals are about 71 kHz apart.

1439 recheck: spurs audible around 13596, 13668, 13812-trace; while
15140 fundamental is squealing. Something`s always wrong at RHC.

As I have long suspected, RHC swaps transmitters/sites at will, yet
some loggers are always specifying Bejucal, Bauta or Quivicán as if
they know for sure. Latest Aoki/NDXC shows: 13700 Bauta at 14-16,
13740 Bejucal at 12-15 (& 22-05). But A-21 EiBi now available shows
both as b for Bauta, not be for Bejucal: 13700 at 13-15 and 13740 at
11-15 (& 22-05). Incredibly, neither of them lists any of these
horrible spurs -- but then their intervals vary widely. And now, also
their source-frequency, obviously one single transmitter with this
defect. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** ERITREA [non]. 17545, Wed April 7 at 1537, zero signal from Bayto
Yaikl via France, direct or via remotes in India, Bonaire; Kuwait not
available. So far no luck since A21 began of hearing this Wed & Sat
1530 broadcast brokered by RMI so suspect kaput. Only trace of a
signal on 16m is 17630 = CRI Mali. But MUF is not totally down as I`m
hearing one Utah ham on ``17m``, see U S A (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** HAWAII. 10000, April 7 at 0250, WWVH tail of announcement spelling
something fonetikaly; what`s that? Need to catch it another hour. No
WWV audible at this time (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** KURDISTAN [non]. 11530, April 7 at 1446, assertive YL sounds more
like Türkish than Kurdish, and we know Dengê Welat utters both
languages, fluttery S9-S5, and no second jammer signal audible here
nor on alternate 11540. Except for CUBA & non, 11530 is the SSOB.

EiBi shows DW on 11530 switching from PRIDNESTROVYE to FRANCE not
until 1600, with ``anti-Kurdish tape`` from Emirler only until 1500 on
11540.

Aoki, on the contrary, shows DW, 11530 going from PRIDNESTROVYE to
FRANCE at 1500, with ``TRT Radio Recep Erdogan`` on 11540 at 0500-2100
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 7570, April 7 at 0241, this WRMI is off again
as TOMBS is phasing out? 7780 JBA carrier, but BS still blasting out
of the grave on 7730, and 7490- WBCQ.

April 7 at 0557: 7570 & 7780 are off again, BS still on WRMIs 7730,
9395, 5850, 5950; also WWCRs 5890, 4840 and squealy 3215 as he
attempts to sing.

9955, April 7 at 1449, WRMIs 9955 and 9455 are off instead of BS,
still on 9395 and WWCR 9980. The WRMI skedgrid
http://www.tinyurl.com/WRMIgrid still has not been updated to delete
the ex-BS blox, obviously now no accident (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SPAIN. 17855, further chex April 6 of REE`s too-high-if-on-the-
air-at-all NAm frequency. Here at 2218 during Tue Sefarad show but
really speaking castellano, JBA carrier, while 15520 is good S6-S7;
11940 S5-S8; 11685 S3-S7. REE forces us to tune off-beam channels in
order to hear it at all.

17855, April 7 at 1809, direct today is JBA already and so is 15520,
while at 1823, the other two, 11940 & 11685 are JBA carriers. Strike
out, but 17855 is probably well-heard in Outer Space (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 9830, April 6 at 2220, VOT reads S5-S7, no RTTY, but I
think the RTTY carrier is still on causing a fast SAH; undermodulated
and unusable. Something`s always erroneous at Emirler, awry at Ankara
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 18140-USB, April 7 at 1540-1608+, when hardly anything is on
the 17 MHz broadcast band, at least one ham is heard on 18 MHz, W7YO,
lengthy ragchew with never-audible KB4OIF -- I think, as fonetix never
applied. Says he had ear surgery in Dec removing inner cartilage, and
is just now recovering. He`s 67 and concerned with ``end-of-life``
tasks, such as building towers and antennas while he still can climb.
ARRL FCC lookup shows: ``GURNEY, GLENN M, W7YO, BLANDING, UT 84511``.
This probably a bit of HF sporadic E, distance only 645 miles, so
nothing to do with lack of F2 TA propagation.

Seems familiar: yes, I logged him last year: ``18131.778-USB, June 6
at 2049, W7YO is the OPSOB (only phone station on band), Glenn running
100 watts from the 4-corners area...` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2080 monitoring: not confirmed Wed Apr 7 at
1030 on WRMI 5850 as I was totally asleep; did anyone hear it? Next:

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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** VANUATU. 11835, April 7 at 0558, one signal with W&M talk, goes
right thru hourtop and 0600.7 a bit of music, news theme? and more
talk. S2-S4. Again I think it is R. Vanuatu X3 despite co-channel CNR2
from China, which I assume would have a ToH timesignal and break,
right? Also a JBA carrier on 7890 X2 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1934 UT April 7

 

Glenn Hauser logs April 6, 2021  View Printable Version 
Tuesday, April 06 2021

Hauser
** BRAZIL. 9664.914, April 6 at 0625, Voz Missionária is S7-S4 with
music, frequency wavering slightly as I measure it. Except for WRMI,
WBCQ, it`s the SSOB.

9818.823, April 6 at 0620, JBA carrier, presumably R. Nove de Julho,
and no other Brazilians on 31m except 9664.914, which is *much*
stronger, implying that 9dJ be underpowered. Both ZYE890 and ZYE971
nominally 10 kW per WRTH 2021. Occasionally I hear 9630v at night, and
one other, 9550 is sometimes reported at other dayparts, but these
still in WRTH 2021 must be long gone: 9675, 9695, 9725 (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 6165, April 6 at 0235, RHC English, instead of alternate
6145; 6060 nothing but big humbuzz. Something`s always wrong at RHC.

6100, April 6 at 0610, RHC final English repeat is OFF. So is 6000.
Still ON are 6165, VG S9+30, and 6060 S9+10/20 but still with big
humbuzz only. SAWA (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 7780 & 7570, April 6 at 0614, these TOMBS
frequencies of WRMI all-night are OFF the air. Looks like QRT of BS is
already impacting, less Overkill; still VG on 7730, 5850, 5950, 9395.
WRMI skedgrid still shows them all, so possibly the two be off for
some other reason.

Bishop Bob Biermann, sort of with WRMI, says to the WOR iog: ``Being
that Brother Stair has paid in advance a month or more at most
stations, you will keep hearing him until the money runs out. If he
paid for April, then you have 25 more days, if he paid even more
(which he sometimes does), even longer. I would guess his “Board of
Directors” will have to make that decision, depending if people keep
sending money to his compound`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SPAIN. 17855, April 6 at *1755:10, REE carrier on with IS, managing
to run it two days in a row! I`m on Alexandria VA SDR for east-coast
reception then compared to my own in Deep North America. At outset,
S4-S7 at Alexa, S5-S8 here. 15520 to ME, so off the back to here and
Alexa, is already on air from 1500, now with silly ballgame or hyper
sports report; E Hemisphere frequencies start and end 3 hours earlier
on weekdays. It`s S4-S7 here too. At 1758 schedule announcement. 1800
one pip timesignal, time check as 8, 7 en Canarias, and ``24 Horas``
news program. At Alexa, 15520 at S5-S7 is already much better than
17855. Alexa at 1816: 15520 poor S5-S7, 17855 S7-S8; but by 1818,
17855 is fading out, while 15520 is S9. At 1844 here, 17855 is S7-S9
but noisy, roughly equal to 15520; while 11940 for S America is much
weaker. By 1955 here, 17855 is JBA carrier, and 15520 VP.

Already by 2000, we need REE to be on lower bands aimed thisaway, 13,
or 11, and before much longer, say 2200-0200*, 9 MHz. The registered
NAm azimuth with 200 kW is 290 degrees, which hits the continent
around Walterboro SC; but CIRAF zone targets are for all of NAm and
Caribbean except for C & W Canada, Alaska, and Greenland (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 13565-CW, April 6 at 1420, HIFER beacon K6FRC is JBA, and
fades up a bit to BA, nothing but call repeating, from Patterson CA.
No variety whatsoever in programming, but with alleged 1.8 milliwatts
only, any and every reception is notable. Once again, I never hear
this at any other daypart and wonder if like any beacon should, it be
constantly transmitting? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2080 monitoring; 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 Benn Kobb, Arlington VA, for a check to Glenn
Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702

One may also contribute, not necessarily in US funds, via PayPal to
woradio at yahoo.com (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5800, April 6 at 0613, S9+20 open carrier, surely WRMI-10
transmitter, supposed to be OFF the air 0430-2200 except daytime TOMBS
Saturdays only. Every so often I find this on air in nightmiddle, why?
Test or misprogrammed? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR) See also SOUTH CAROLINA
[non]

** VANUATU. 11835, April 6 at 0628, JBA ``island music`` I would not
expect to hear from China`s CNR2, so presumed R. Vanuatu, 3 x 3945;
S3-S5 better than usual JBA carrier. 0631 announcement when I almost
hear Vanuatu mentioned? Still going past 0641+, only one signal. As I
pointed out before, now in A21 confronts QRM from high-power China
fundamental, but that seems to be in regular Tuesday-only siesta after
0600. Hardly anything else on 25m, e.g. China. Nothing audible now on
7890 = RV X 2.

I still think I heard only RV, but a contradictory report from Ron
Howard, CA, to the WOR iog: ``CHINA / VANUATU. 11835, random
monitoring on April 6 (Tuesday), from 0510 to 0705; CNR2 dominating
the whole time over Radio Vanuatu (harmonic); CNR2 didn't close down
at 0600, as they did last week; by 0615, started fading in of RV on
7890, with 3945 not heard; at 0701, could make out the distinctive
start of the RV news underneath CNR2``. Of course to here more so than
to CA, RV has a lower-latitude advantage (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 2034 UT April 6

 

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