lunedì 18 novembre 2019

Glenn Hauser logs November 17-18, 2019

** CANADA. 6961-USB, Sun Nov 17 at 2232, some king of military net with abbr`d IDs including 221, 225, 211, 212, 218. Finally the NCS IDs fonetikally as CIW311, i.e. CFARS, the Canadian equivalent of our MARS, and in fact they invite MARS stations to check in too; none heard. No traffic, and closing net at 2235 17 Nov, but conversation continues about radar QRM believed from China which gets worse this time of year. Still going past 2243; intruding into our pirate band, hi, but whence there is no activity now. Exactly where are these CIW stations? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11880, Sun Nov 17 at 2223, RHC English finally makes QSY ex-7380 for ``African`` service, as Arnie`s long-delayed B-19 schedule starts to effexuate. His `DXers Unlimited` is just ending, with suptorted modulation on S9+20 signal. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11850, RHC is still on in Spanish at 2246 Nov 17, but undermodulated and suptorted, along with parasitic spurs on 11840; and on 11860 QRMing the jamming-against-nothing after OCB is over. At 2248 I also find a JBA signal on 11910, which might be a new leapfrog mixing product of 11850 over 11880 another 30 kHz beyond, if both from same of three transmitter sites --- but not enough modulation on any to make a definite match. NHK in Japanese is also scheduled on 11910, but no comparison to 9890. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 9640, Nov 17 at 2256, no signal from RHC, which was supposed to continue as a tarde channel in the new schedule. But something is JBA, such as KBS in Korean, or CRI in Spanish via East Turkistan, both scheduled until 2300 (and after 2300, Ukraine has ``reserved`` this frequency! to Canada in Ukrainian, English until 0700) (Glenn Hauser,, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** JAPAN. Wolfgang Bueschel did a TDOA from Khabarovsk, Hanoi SDRs to locate the site of RJ on 9890 around 2230 Nov 17, which does show it coming from Japan, despite the incredibly strong signal I am getting, so either short path off the back, or equally unlikely long path beyond SE Asia, not both as I am hearing no echo (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA SOUTH. 9105, Nov 17 at 2251, JBA talk, presumed Echo of Hope on jumparound frequency, usually heard in our mornings instead (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 9685 & 9695, Nov 17 at 2257, REE 9690 is putting out spurs during music (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2008 monitoring: confirmed Sunday November 17 at 2130 on WRMI 7780, fair S8-S9. Next:
0130 UT Monday    WRMI 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday    WRMI 7780 to NE, 9395? to NNW
0400vUT Monday    WBCQ 5130v Area 51 6160v? to WSW
0430 UT Monday    WRMI 9955 to SSE
1900vUT Monday    IRRS 7290 Romania to WNW
0100 UT Tuesday   WRMI 7780 to NE
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday  WRMI 7780 to NE

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:

** U S A. 9330.00, Nov 17 at 2129, continued from last report, WBCQ-6 still blasting in with rock music; at 2200 must have switched to simulcast 7490.1v for `Marion`s Attic`, S9+45 but not synchronized, rather 32 seconds delayed. The program must be taking a very convoluted route from one transmitter to another, like via Internet, or cosmikdebris in Maryland? Now at 2215, no strain to hear that show, all the scratches loud and clear! 2259 wrapup with no mention of being on the S-S 9330; bet they don`t know about the bonus. 

Ditto for 2300 simulcast continuing with `Uncle Bill`s Melting Pot`, starting with ``IS`` and ``time signal``, this time featuring parodies starting with ``Fax Man``. 2330 signal fades down some for the unnamed music filler, and for 0000 Nov 18 `Le Show`. By 0020, 9330 has faded down so much that 7490 is sometimes better! MUF trumps kW. But before 0100, 9330 has improved somewhat, and continues with bonus for `Encore` classical music, as if trying to outshine 6115 WWCR from 24 hours earlier: but this is just a test, which if successful will lead to turnover one more time to WLC programming (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9212-USB, Nov 17 at 2252, 2-way in Spanish, some VP, some good (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0125 UT November 18