venerdì 17 gennaio 2020

Glenn Hauser logs January 17, 2020

** CHINA. Re my log on 12035 & 11820, CRI sites, Wolfgang Bueschel replies: ``see screenshots, Baoji Xinjiezhen jamming center is 140 kilometers distance away of Xian / Xianyang sites, are only 11 kilometers away of each other. 73 wolfie`` (Glenn Hauser, WOR)

** CUBA. 15700, Jan 17 at 1605, CRI relay is still on with dead air at S9+10/20, wasting kilowatts and kilopesos which might have helped feed under-nourished cubanos. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. Re 12200 and 11980, which transmitters produce harmonix, Wolfgang Bueschel replies: ``re 5990 Cuba 11980 kHz hx, they have 5 x 250 kW txs at this Quivican site at their disposal. Not to compare with 6100 kHz outlet, which is another installation at Bauta site, with different antenna design`` (Glenn Hauser, WOR)

** CUBA. 15230, Jan 17 at 1606, RHC Spanish is still on here late at S9 undermodulated; 15140 is S9+20 but overmodulated/distorted. It and 11760 are supposed to run past 1600, and at 1610, 11760 is on but unusually very poor, S8-S9 and suptorted. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 417-MCW kHz, Jan 17 at 0637 UT, ND beacon IY, which is 25 watts from Charles City, Iowa (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 13565-CW, Jan 17 at 1601, K6FRC HIFER beacon from CA is JBA. Maybe latest in day I have heard it; never in the afternoons or evenings. Confess there have been a few other instances lately of audibility before 1600 I did not log as the programming is rather boring (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. Reminder that new WORLD OF RADIO 2017 first airs from N America, Friday Jan 17 at 2300 on WRMI 9955, no doubt with jamming; and UT Sat Jan 18 at 0130 on WRMIs 5850, 5010, and presumably like last week, no longer on 7780 tho still shown on System D sked (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 15770, Jan 17 at 1605, zero signal from WRMI, off? Made a note to check it via UTwente SDR, but not until 1730 when it is on but JBA over there. Bad propagation today (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. 9455, Jan 17 at 1612, TOMBS from WRMI but undercurrent in Chinese. Am surprised USAGM agreed to share 9455 with WRMI extended to 24 hours; Radio Free Asia is on here from various sites, this hour only on M/W/F via SAIPAN. Also daily 17-19, 20-22, Tibetan 02-03. Or maybe not surprised as writeoff frequency bound to be jammed anyway, so what`s a little more QRM? I am probably hearing CNR1 rather than Agignan Point. Side benefit, QRM to the BS from SC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR) 

** U S A. 9330, Jan 17 at 1730+, no signal from WLCR via WBCQ, even at UTwente; Ivo Ivanov has reported: ``USA ZERO SIGNAL of WBCQ-6 "World's Last Chance Radio" between 0600 and 1600 UT January 17, pls check all other [times]`` --- So far not a twit from Allan Weiner about this; circa 18 UT, last one was 22 hours ago implying 9330 was on as usual. NWS predicts for Caribou/Monticello area:

``Widespread blowing snow, mainly before 1pm. Sunny and cold, with a high near 1. Wind chill values as low as -21. Northwest wind 15 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5085, Jan 17 at 0511, WTWW-2 remarkably weak at S6-S8 with rock music, so weak I cannot even detect the spurs 5072.1 and 5097.9! Other TNs are also weaker than usual, 4840, 5830, 5935. K index at 06 is only 1; SF 72, no storms (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 580, Jan 17 at 1246 UT, WIBW Topeka KS is dominant here, but nulling it I have some Rosary from NW/SE, then gospel tune. Presumed KJMJ Alexandria LA, U2 5/1 kW now with REL format and RMN network per NRC AM Log; i.e. Radio Maria Network, bilingual.

Just before CBS News at 1300 UT on WIBW, I also hear a mention of Grand Junxion, i.e. U2 5/1 kW KUBC Montrose, Colorado (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 1090, Jan 17 at 0704 UT, KAAY in dead air yet again, 0705 starts gospel music. John Wesley Smith, Hallsville MO, replies:

``This is in response to your info about KAAY, Little Rock. This past  Friday evening I heard them after 11:00 PM running TV audio with  weather info. I didn't catch what channel they were simulcasting.  There were tornadoes in the area at the time. Audio was choppy. If it  was an Internet connection to the station, it was poor. If it was a  satellite feed, or if they piped in the station from a TV antenna,  weather may have hindered reception. Obviously, somebody forgot to  switch KAAY back to normal programming for a couple of days, as you  noted. 73, John Wesley Smith`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 2182, Jan 17 at 0509 UT, the mystery open carrier is still running, four hours after first noticed (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 13751-USB, Jan 17 at 1602, 2-way in Spanish INTRUDERS, the stronger one with engine noise; in a couple minutes did not hear a single ``puta`` or ``madre``, but conversation seems inconsequential, no mention of pescados or kilos either that I could make out (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

this report despatched at 1813 UT January 17