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Glenn Hauser Weekly Log Roundups  View Printable Version 
Thursday, May 13 2021

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 -- 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_2021_0506_0512.txt

73, Glenn Hauser

 

Glenn Hauser logs May 12, 2021  View Printable Version 
Wednesday, May 12 2021

Hauser

** CUBA [and non]. 11850, May 12 at 0141, RHC Spanish is S9+20 and
suptorted. Something`s always wrong at RHC. Parasite 11840 is JBM;
11860 confronts another carrier beating, probably Yemen via Sa`udi
Arabia, and remnants of pulse jamming, Cuban Commies vs Commies (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 6060, May 12 at 0607, RHC English with humbuzz, but 6165 &
6100 are still on for a change with OK modulation; 6000 is as usual
off by now; and 5040 is still on but in Spanish. Something`s always
wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** GREECE. 9420, May 11 at 1936 check via UTwente, ERT is S9+30 but
extremely distorted! A shame since they play so much music, not just
Greek. VOG`s last SW transmitter may be on the way out. This has been
a hot topic on the WOR iogroup. Many other reports of distortion, but
sometimes not. It was missing on May 9, causing concern for those who
did not realize that it always takes Sundays off into UT Mondays
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. 1210, May 11 at 2050 UT, KGYN Guymon audio is cutting on
and off rapidly, unusable. Is no one paying attention? This 10 kW ND
at 183 miles does barely reach Enid by daytime groundwave across the
Ogallala Aquifer. Per NRC AM Log, there is a CP to raise day power to
22 kW. Not the only problem at KGYN lately: Rick Dau reported on his
roadtrip to NRC:

``1210 KGYN OK Guymon - 4/24 2015 [converted by gh to UT] - Strong, of
course, but with OC, which was noted by me from the time I crossed the
Texas-Oklahoma state line south of Bryans Corner, Oklahoma on U.S.
Highway 83 (approx. 1930) to the Oklahoma-Kansas state line on
Oklahoma State Highway 136 (approx. 2045). Station should have been
airing the Steve Hartman Show via Fox Sports Radio at the time. Oops!
(RD-OK)`` (Glenn Hauser, Enid, WOR)

** PUERTO RICO. 391-MCW kHz, May 12 at 0613 UT, ND beacon DDP is JBA
vs storm noise level, from Dorado/San Juan. Always nice to get this
but what about all the other NDBs in Latin America? (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** ROMANIA. 13650, May 11 at 2039, RRI half-hour English is F-G here,
S8-S5 but no signal on // 11850; about vaccines. At least one of their
transmitters is down again (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SPAIN. 17855, May 12 at 0143, zero signal from REE to North America
which is scheduled until 0200 weekdays. It had been detectable in the
afternoon, yet now totally unpropagating. But 11940 to S America is
sufficient, S9+10/20. Something`s always nonsensical at Noblejas
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2085 monitoring: can anyone confirm
the Wed May 12 at 1030 on WRMI 5850? Next:

[reception may be worse than usual with G3 geomagnetic storms past and
future, and K-index of 7 as of 1800 per WWV]

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 Artie Bigley, Columbus OH for a contribution via
PayPal to woradio at yahoo.com [not necessarily in US funds] and
comments, ``Thank you for over 52 years of unselfishly producing
excellent DX shows for the worldwide DX listening community!``

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

** VANUATU. 11835, May 12 at 0605, R. Vanuatu X 3 is on again but JBA
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 475.65 kHz, May 12 at 0613 fast CW is JBA, unreadable,
presumably a ham. Dave Frantz`s WA4SZE/BEACON from TN, conveying his
website would be much stronger and slower, but in virtually nightly
bandscans has not been heard since Dec 31 tho other reports ran until
Jan 13 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 2054 UT May 12

 

Glenn Hauser logs May 9-10-11, 2021  View Printable Version 
Tuesday, May 11 2021

Hauser

** CUBA. 15370, May 9 at 2203, RHC unusually with classical music but
very distorted, then talking Spanish about a huelga, S9/+25.
Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 15140 & 15370, May 9 at 1954, maybe not too-late check for
the first RHC English hour from 1900: both frequencies absent.
Something`s always wrong at RHC. On May 10, Alan Roe says Hour 1 of
the now 2-hour English service appeared at 19. He`s trying to compile
monitored program schedules for both but they are --- flexible. On May
11 via Bonaire remote, after Kriyol I hear English start at 1900 on
15140, nothing on 15370. Should 15370 be heard with English after
1900, it may merely because turned on too early before scheduled 1930
French (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 11880, May 10 at 2157, RHC at S9+5 of dead air with some hum,
still so at 2201, 2203, 2208 chex when French should be underway.
Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 6100, May 11 at 0606, this is the only RHC English frequency
left after-hours, and it`s the one with the big humbuzz. 6165/6145,
6060, 6000 and 5040 are all off. Cuba`s ``chief meteorologist`` is
already on with a 3-minute forecast, starting with Canada where there
will be scattered rain -- how`s that for precision? Storms across
southern States including OK. Gives temps in F & C, later getting back
to Toronto, also some US cities, Mexico, Central America, Caribbean
and finally, Cuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** KOREA NORTH [and non]. 13760.258, May 11 at 1422, S2-S4 music way
off-frequency, no doubt VOK during French hour. Something`s always
preposterous at P`yongyang. At least it`s doing better than KBS on
15575, JBA carrier (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SPAIN. 17855, Monday May 10 at 2156, zero signal from REE to N
America, off? 15520 poor S3-S4 in Arabic; 11940 S7-S8, by 2202,
English is best here, interview about Nahuatl music from El Salvador
in New York?, 2210 some such song (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 9830, May 9 at 2205, VOT is on but undermodulated, S5-S8,
no RTTY maybe because it`s Sunday. May 10 at 2156 no signal, but on by
2202, S5-S9 again no RTTY but undermodulated. Something`s always
erroneous at Emirler (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 18157.5-USB, May 10 at 1732, K5VWZ, Tom near Houston in QSO
with some Miguel who was JBA; during the 17-m activity net. Lots of
photos of his antennas and one of him at QRZ.com: ``K5VWZ USA flag
USA. THOMAS E LAYNE, BAY CITY, TX 77414`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [non]. 7460, Mon May 10 until 0528.7* cutoff, only music.
It`s VOA in Kin[yarwanda], 0430-0530 M-F and 0330-0430 daily, via
BOTSWANA (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2085 monitoring: confirmed Sunday
May 9 from 2001 on IRRS via Italia-AM, 918 kHz, as heard via nearby
Noale remote: was getting worried as music played 1958-2001.

Also confirmed Sun May 9 from 2200:21 on Area 51/61 via WBCQ 6159.9+,
JBA vs storm noise. 2159 IS & ID loop were playing, bit of other music
until WOR start like on 7490 Wed from 2100:21, consistently 21 seconds
late; I guess so their clox are set a bit slow.

Also confirmed Sun May 9 at 2300 on WRMI 7780 S9+15/20 to Virginia
SDR.

Also confirmed UT Mon May 10 at 0030 on WRMI 7730, VG direct, right
after Bob Zanotti gets to say only, Hello.

Also confirmed UT Mon May 10 at 0230 on WRMIs: 5800, S9+20 direct but
not enough to overcome storm crashes; and 7780 S9+10 direct. 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 Artie Bigley, Columbus OH for a contribution via
PayPal to woradio at yahoo.com [not necessarily in US funds] and
comments, ``Thank you for over 52 years of unselfishly producing
excellent DX shows for the worldwide DX listening community!``

One may also contribute via 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. 9395, May 10 at 2206 tuning across I hear Bishop Bob
Biermann remark that Fauci is a ``criminal doctor``. That tells us all
we need to know about BBB. His wacko commentaries on two different
programs now show for a total of 18 hours a week on WRMI skedgrid
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5085, May 9 at 2256, WTWW-2 with rock music. <23 hours
earlier at 0015, Mark Coady had it with ARNL on rarely activated 9930
-- but back to 5085 today (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** VANUATU. 11835, after 0600 May 9 and 10, R. Vanuatu absent from
third harmonic and presumably 3945 & 7890 as well.

Ron Howard heard from Bryan Clark, NZ, that on May 10 RV was on 5040
instead; and then Ron heard 5040 at 0637 and switching to 7890 (2 X
3945) at 0659, but 11835 blocked by China. No 10080 audible which
would be 2 x 5040; and 15120 = 3 x 5040 blocked by China. If they keep
to 5040 it`s blocked by Cuba until before or after 0600. However on
May 11 RV was back to former pattern of 7260 to 3945/7890/11835 at
*0559. I was also hearing 11835 again May 11 at 0602 music, YL in
presumed Bislama; and a JBA carrier on 7890 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. Re: ``7125, May 9 at 0613, JBA carrier, trace of
modulation? Could it be a stray broadcaster/intruder? Off shortly
later, so guess just a ham, tho AM mode not to be expected in this
area, it may be optional (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)``

Ron Howard replies: ``Hi Glenn, Yes, it seems to me it could be a
possible broadcaster on 7125? On May 10, listening from 0604 till
tuned out at 0614, heard a steady AM carrier; did not make out any
definite modulation, if any. As you noted, also off the air a short
time later. Didn't seem to fit the format to be a ham? More monitoring
needed. Ron, California``

7125, May 11 not checked until a few minutes after 0600, nothing
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1916 UT May 11

 

Glenn Hauser logs May 9, 2021  View Printable Version 
Sunday, May 09 2021

Hauser
** CUBA. 6165, May 9 at 0611, this is the only RHC English still on;
the other four are off. So what becomes of Esperanto at 0700 Sunday
only? Nominally it`s appended on 6100, not 6165. Would they turn 6100
back on? Something`s always wrong at RHC. Ivo Ivanov reports about
6165 instead of 6100: ``And today respectively no broadcast of RHC in
Esperanto at 0700 UT. Very good signal via SDR Half Moon Bay, CA, USA.
Something`s always wrong at Radio Habana Cuba Bauta transmitter
center!!`` After 1500, Esperanto confirmed on usual 11760 & 15140
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 15140, May 9 at 1901, RHC English opening on this only;
missed checking on May 8 or 7 since May 6 was missing from both
frequencies as 15370 had been alone on May 3. Something`s always wrong
at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK,, WOR)

** NIGERIA. 7255-, May 9 at 0614, VON is gone again (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** OKLAHOMA [and non]. 1390, Sunday May 9 at 0622 UT, my closest
local, KCRC, is S9+70 of dead air on the R75, very unusual. Must have
lost sports satellite feed and no one awake to fix it. I switch to the
DX-398 so I can get a sharp null, allowing a pileup of other signals
to audiblize. I stay with it past 0642 but can`t ID anything. At first
there was a local weather break from somewhere; dominant signal with
soul song which seemed to go on forever without a break. No clear
candidates in NRC AM Log listings. There are 1390s in all adjacent
states, mostly with peanut-powers at night. In Chicago there is WGRB,
UC/GOS format, 5/5 kW but both day and night patterns throw to the
north, and my null of KCRC favors NW/SE. Maybe the dead air will
rehappen late at night (Glenn Hauser, Enid, WOR)

** U S A. 13565, May 9 at 1408, HIFER beacon K6FRC is JBA with call
over and over, another rare but allegedly significant logging due to
its publicized power of only 1.8 milliwatts (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. Re Armed Forces Day as May 8: NOT really; timeanddate.com
says: ``Many Americans celebrate Armed Forces Day annually on the
third Saturday of May. It is a day to pay tribute to men and women who
serve the United States’ armed forces. Armed Forces Day is also part
of Armed Forces Week, which begins on the second Saturday of May.``
Apparently it derives from the merger of all armed forces into the
Department of Defense in 1949 under Truman, but significance of the
axual day/week is unclear, if any.

A few years ago, the crossband ham radio event was moved a week
earlier just to avoid conflicting with the so-called Dayton
Hamvention, which was canceled both this year and last year for
obvious reasons. There would be little point in making it a virtual
event as hams can continue usual ``virtual`` contacts on the air. Next
year 2022 it`s planned for May 20-21-22 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2085 monitoring; next:
2000 UT Sunday IRRS 918-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 Artie Bigley, Columbus OH for a contribution via
PayPal to woradio at yahoo.com [not necessarily in US funds] and
comments, ``Thank you for over 52 years of unselfishly producing
excellent DX shows for the worldwide DX listening community!``

One may also contribute via MO or check in US funds on a US bank to:
Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
UNIDENTIFIED. 7125, May 9 at 0613, JBA carrier, trace of modulation?
Could it be a stray broadcaster/intruder? Off shortly later, so guess
just a ham, tho AM mode not to be expected in this area, it may be
optional (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1943 UT May 9

 

Glenn Hauser logs May 8-9, 2021  View Printable Version 
Sunday, May 09 2021

Hauser
** ANTARCTICA. 15475.98-RCUSB, Sat May 8 at 1411 tune-in via Brasil
SDR, LRA36 is already on, poor S7 with song, 1416 ID with usual fare
of lots of music, IDs; still 1521 music, 1554 IDs, 1600+ music, 1639
still; unknown when cut off (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 6165, May 8 at 0350, RHC English back here ex-6145 for one
night last night. At 0610: 6165 & 6100 OK; 6060 with hard buzz; 6000
off; 5040 in Spanish. Something`s always wrong at RHC. 6165 again at
0405 check May 9 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** ERITREA [non]. 17545v, Sat May 8 at 1530 not even a JBA carrier at
UTwente, which we were still detecting May 5 at the formerly scheduled
time for Bayto Yaikl. So ISS France may have finally turned it off or
propagation is not coöperative.

11760, Sat May 8 at 1640, Bayto Yaikl via ISS good S9/S8 into UTwente
the 1630-1659 in Tigrinya; mentioned Ambassador Jeffrey Feltman, who
is U.S. Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa; DOS bio as of April 21:
https://www.state.gov/biographies/jeffrey-feltman/

At 1700. VOA Kurdish via Biblis inherits 11760; there has been no sign
of CubaRM over there (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6924.0-USB, May 9 at 0045, pirate music and DJ
comments, via KB0FX SDR with storm crashes. Was hard to pin down
frequency at first with unfamiliar music and no carrier. 0104 canned
ID? by YL voice I cannot understand despite repeated multiple times.
But then, ``This is Zekey here; that was KIND, classic? recording``.
It was obviously this filed as ``Goat Herder Radio``, Zekey;
apparently no one else heard him mention KIND:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,81376.0.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 9830, May 8 at 2158, VOT is on today, IS OK avoiding RTTY
on LSB like I am sure every potential listener can and shall employ
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. May 8 is Armed Forces Day, during which crossband contacts
between military stations and hams are encouraged, with lots of
stations, times and frequencies here, thanks to Chuck Gessner:
http://www.dodmars.org/home/armed-forces-day-2021

During the afternoon I cycle thru all the listed frequencies above 13
MHz several times; disappointing results, nothing heard on 24, 20, 18,
15 MHz bands. Of course I may have missed some contacts while the
other side was transmitting duplex.

14487-USB had something JBA, but 14606-USB is very active by ``MARS
Radio`` --- no other ID, call, base, or location beyond Florida
mentioned a few times! He has an accent of some sort. 1843 contacting
KD9EDR; 1948 now he`s stronger S9 with AE0G and NZ7S. 1958 makes
general calls, listening on 14.258, which I never check. Still going
at 2156 when the official AF Day message is about to be transmitted.

7540-USB said something about that just before 2200, but nothing
further heard there nor on three other frequencies on the sked for
which mode is not specified but apparently nothing in plain phone,
rather digital modes but no beepery heard.

Two years ago I heard the NWVC ship and NSS, as in DXLD 19-20:
https://www.w4uvh.net/dxld1920.txt
Three years ago I had NIIW ship and AAZ too:
https://www/w4uvh.net/dxld1820.txt

Chuck Gessner reviews AFD for the WOR iog at 0249 May 9:
``Well, was I wrong? Armed Forces Day Communications Test was a 48
hour event, not 24 hours as I had posted. To me, there was very little
activity on Friday, May 7th. But Saturday, May 8th had many military
stations in operation from all over the U.S, from Florida, Rhode
Island, Maryland, California, Illinois..Those were the stations that I
could hear. I heard several of the military operators briefly
commenting that the propagation was weird. The military stations on
the 5 MHz band were, to me very strong-most of the time. Oh well. From
what I could tell most operations stopped at 0200 UT, or thereabouts.
I never did hear or copy the Armed Forces Day message from the
Secretary of Defense. Not sure why. Oh well, it was fun`` (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2085 monitoring: confirmed NEW time
of UT Saturday May 8 at 0130 on WRMI 9395, S9+10/20, cutting
immediately from wrapup of Argentina in English scheduled for
0200-0230 UT Tue-Sat.

Also confirmed Sat May 8 at 1300 on WRMI 15770, JBA; and unlike last
week, stayed on.

Also confirmed Sat May 8 after 1600 on WRN webcast to N America.

Also confirmed Sat May 8 at 1956 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM MO via KB0FX
remote about 14 minutes into so started circa 1943.

NOT confirmed Sat May 8 at 2030 on IRRS, 918-AM, Italy as I had been
told would substitute for pre-empted 1801 on that and 7290: instead
music past 2040, and there was dead air at 2028-2030, steady S9+18
into Noale SDR.

Confirmed UT Sun May 9 starting at 0327 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, despite
proximity of KB0FX SDR, with heavy storm noise which I see on
Blitzortung is currently centered around the quadri-state area
NEMOKSIA. Next:

2000 UT Sunday IRRS 918-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 Artie Bigley, Columbus OH for a contribution via
PayPal to woradio at yahoo.com [not necessarily in US funds] and
comments, ``Thank you for over 52 years of unselfishly producing
excellent DX shows for the worldwide DX listening community!``

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

This report dispatched at 0417 UT May 9

 

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