domenica 26 gennaio 2020

Glenn Hauser logs January 25-26, 2020

** ANGUILLA. 11775, Jan 26 at 1553, dead air at S4-S5, longer than a DGS cigar-puff; presumably warming up for Sunday service, only S4-S5 and some pulse jamming bleeding under from somewhere (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 9540-9588, Jan 25 at 2333, pulse jamming centred on 9565 is splattering out to this range, as the Cubans don`t give a damn about collateral damage, pariahs on the HF bands. Something`s always wrong at the incompetent DentroCuban Jamming Command (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 13604, 13673 S9, 13807 S9+10, 13875, 13942 JBA but 14009 a bit stronger and inside the ham band, Jan 25 at 2344, RHC-FM spurs out of 13740-AM, with F# tone, approx. 67-kHz intervals. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR) 

** CUBA. 13559, 13630, 13770, 13840, 13910 approx., Jan 26 at 1524, RHC spurblobs with especially distorted audio unlistenable in any mode, unlike fundamental 13700-AM; 70-kHz intervals today. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 15700, Jan 26 at 1549, CRI relay in English is S9+20 but undermodulated; sufficient once volume turned up, but beware the loudness of the next frequency. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 15140, Jan 26 at 1550, RHC music is distorted while // but weaker 15230 mod is OK. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** MALI. 7295, Jan 25 at 2327, Chinese dialog S9+25; tough luck for Region 2 hAMs who favour this frequency area in their 40 mb. It`s Bamako relaying CRI at 23-24, their last transmission of the day. Even without antennas designed for N America, this could be a good replacement for defunct(?) Albanian relays; don`t give them ideas, Glenn.

BTW, this same hour, HFCC has imaginary wooden registrations on 7295 for Russia and Indonesia! Hey Jeff, why don`t you clean out all this nonsense? Are certain admins so vain as to make such claims season after season hoping no one will notice? Yet real stations from many countries not buying into HFCC are overlooked (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NICARAGUA [non?]. 8989-USB, Jan 25 at 2329, S8 Spanish sermon about Cristo, the Predicador an hour later than usually reported; breaks into song just to be sure no one can mistake him for legit aero comms in their band (GLenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 5960, Jan 25 at 2321, VOT English to N America is silent again; thus unlikely to be any 0000 German either vs Mighty Farty KBC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2018 monitoring: tuned in 1860-AM too late at 0500 UT Sun Jan 26 when in ham news; WOR probably ran earlier in the hour; audible via Peoria IL KiwiSDR, unlike in daytime. Next:

2130 UT Sunday    WRMI 7780 to NE
0130 UT Monday    WRMI 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday    WRMI 7780 to NE, 9395 to NNW
0400vUT Monday    WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
0430 UT Monday    WRMI 9955 to SSE
0900 UT Monday    Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB
0930 UT Monday    Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB [another episode]
1901 UT Monday    IRRS 7290 Romania? to WNW
0100 UT Tuesday   WRMI 7780 to NE
0900 UT Wednesday Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB
2100 UT Wednesday 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:
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5085, UT Sun Jan 26 at 0119, theatre organ music starts on WTWW-2 after a long string of ham news adding up to variable lengths, so woe betide any precise scheduling to follow, like on WA0RCR. I quickly switch to stereo webcast. No intro or name of program given, and Bob Heil does not speak until 0127; 0148 wrapping up before ``real music``, still no name for program since is no longer in the Ozarx, and ``Mister Sandman`` until 0151.5 switch to the real (rock) music. Oh2, must be replay of last week`s show concluding with same deprecating remark and tune, but which started circa 0100. Frankly, altho I do enjoy theater organ music, after a while it all begins to sound alike, especially in the rather limited repertory he plays (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 9475, Jan 26 at 1555, WTWW-1 rarely active is on because it`s Sunday morning, non-PPPP preacher? refers to off-topic Hong Kong schools being closed, so maybe current, rather than a decade old SFAW (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5970, Jan 26 at 0727, WEWN is in Spanish, rather than last night`s anomaly of English. Some QRM from jamming spreadleaking out of 5980 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 5454-USB, Jan 25 at 2319, 2-way conversation in Spanish, sounds like typical intruders, not legit aero comms as on this band (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9380.42, Jan 26 at 1556-1600+, open carrier S1 with some fading so not local device; only thing on 9380 anywhen is AIR Aligarh, at 1230-1745 per HFCC, Vividh Bharati at 1245-1740 per EiBi and VU2JOS, 1245-1745 per Aoki, but unlikely to be so far off? altho no sign of it on exact frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR) 

UNIDENTIFIED. 9896-USB, Jan 25 at 2337, 2-way in Spanish INTRUDERS, battling the 500 kW AM signal on 9900 from China (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 10050.5-USB, Jan 25 at 2338, 2-way in Spanish INTRUDERS, which would QRM Gander VOLMET on 10051-USB, but unheard at the moment (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 15111-USB, Jan 25 at 1551, 2-way in colloquial Spanish, discussing puta, INTRUDERS (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1945 UT January 26