venerdì 31 gennaio 2020

Glenn Hauser logs January 31, 2020

** CANADA. 223-MCW kHz, Jan 31 at 0712 UT, ND beacon YYW, which is 1000 watts from Armstrong, Ontario (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. Correxion, first frequency should be 11880, of course, not 11860: fixed:

11880, Jan 30 at 2238, RHC English is S9+40 with VG modulation; but 11850, RHC Spanish is S9+20 and just barely modulated; along with its -10 kHz spur on 11840 rating S9-S8 but with no modulation audible; its mate on +10, 11860 is JBA QRMing the jamming which is still running against OCB. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 13637, 13569, 13764, 13829 approx., Jan 31 at 1521, FM/AM spurblobs out of RHC 13700-AM, also with F# tone reconfirmed on my keyboard above C-middle, about 370 Hz. These would be fascinating topix for Arnie to explain, but never will admit there is anything wrong at RHC; or if he did would blame it all on the blockade (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 15140, Jan 31 at 1555, RHC is S9+20 overmodulated and distorted as has been for several days now, at least consistent; while // 15230 is weaker S9+10 undermodulated and not distorted. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 15700, Jan 31 at 1553, CRI English relay is undermodulated today but no squealyspurs +/- 4 kHz in the sidebands as there were yesterday. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** MALI [and non]. 13685, Jan 31 at 1519, CRI English with `World Today`, poor but // 15700 via CUBA; need LSB to evade WINB hybriDRM 13685-13690-13695, yet intermittent carrier 13684.8 QRM, maybe out of WINB transmitter (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. Reminder, first WRMI airings of WORLD OF RADIO 2019 are: Fri Jan 31 at 2300 on 9955; UT Sat Feb 1 at 0130 on 5010, 5850, 7780; Sat 1300 on 15770 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 750, Jan 31 at 1455 UT, talk show mixing with gospel music from KMMJ Grand Island NE. KMMJ signal is steady from groundwave, weakly audible all day in KRMG splash; the other from NE/SW fades up and down slowly, skywave. At 1459 only ID semi-caught mentions 104.3 FM, which corresponds to KMMJ`s tail-wagging-dog translator; and then 1500 USA Radio News, which does not fit for KMMJ with SRN news per NRC AM Log, but rather KBNN Lebanon MO. USARN dumps to commercials after only 1 minute at 1501. 

KBNN seems unreasonably close geographically to 10+kW direxional daytimer+ KMMJ, but KBNN is a 5 kW ND daytimer which does not make it here in full insolation. They are 608 km apart; from Enid, KMMJ is 505 km over superior ground conductivity; KBNN is 484 km.

BTW, NRC Log shows belabored slogan for KMMJ, ``Keeping your Mind on the Message of Jesus``, surely a back-formation as original station was not a gospel huxter. Easily found on the first FCC history cards from 1925-1926 was the original licensee, M. M. Johnson Co. (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 4980, Jan 31 at 0639, JBA carrier, suspect WRMI low-power unit, not on schedule any more. Certainly not East Turkistan propagating from local midday, and no other broadcasters known on 4980. Most of the time at other chex, no such carrier heard. Of course, could be utilitarian (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 13752.2-USB, Jan 31 at 1518, 2-way in Spanish INTRUDERS (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1913 UT January 31