giovedì 20 febbraio 2020

Glenn Hauser logs February 19-20, 2020

** BRAZIL. 9666.012v, Feb 19 at 2310, Voz Missionária S6-S8 with song presumably praiseworthy and then at 2313, ID in English! Claiming frequencies are 9665, 5940 and 11750 from RVM Radio. Tnx for the English, but they are woefully misinformed: NEVER on 9665 exactly nor 5940 --- It`s always off-minus, but now a JBA carrier in huge BS splash from 5935 WWCR. And hasn`t been on 11750 for YEARS. It was already deleted from WRTH 2018, maybe earlier. 11750 now occupied only by RHC 11760 splash (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 11760, Feb 19 at 1921, RHC is S9 of dead air. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 9535, Feb 19 at 2323, RHC is S9 of dead air; while 9640 is OK. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** MEXICO. 6185.703V, Feb 19 at 0433, XEPPM is S9+10/20 and just barely modulated; someone had reported no modulation at all, which it might as well be, totally useless (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. 960, Feb 9 at 1900 UT, quick ToH ID from KGWA Enid, putting insignificant 100.9 translator first, and ``from the Ladusau-Evans studios`` --- what?? KGWA has sold naming rights of their studio to a local mortuary --- either that or they have axually moved into the funeral home. How apropos, just in time for deadbeat Fox ``News`` and Rush. BTW someone from Williams Broadcasting is presenting a CCTV seminar February 21 at 1930-2030 UT in the campus building of NWOSU Enid on entrepreneurship (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. ``Brad, Something very strange last night on 90.1, for at least half an hour before and after 1 a.m. --- Brazilian popular music, no announcements (tho I may have missed something at top of hour), nice but certainly not classical WCPE --- was KUCO plugged into a wrong satellite feed? Back to classical when I awoke briefly and checked at 5:45. Regards, Glenn Hauser, Enid``

That`s about KUCO, 0700 and 1145 UT Feb 19; asking manager Brad Ferguson about it, he replies:

``Hi Glenn, WCPE went into their emergency log last night, so something failed somewhere in their chain. We have an emergency log too, but it's classical. Go figure! BF``

Strange. This shows nothing out of ordinary around 2 am ET: (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 5960, Feb 19 at 2319 and 2348 chex, another night with NO signal from VOT English to us. Something`s always erroneous at Emirler (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 417 kHz, Feb 19 at 0728 UT, ND beacon copied several times as ``dit-dit, dit-dit-dah-dah``. That second one is not a letter in our alfabet, but in the Russian as that ``yu`` letter looking like a conjoined IO. Looking at the dxinfocenter and classaxe references on 417 and vicinity, I think it must be 25-watt IY in Charles City, Iowa, which I have copied several times before, but now miskeyed just one dah off from Y, which is dah-dit-dah-dah (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 420 kHz, Feb 19 at 0730, ND beacons FQ and PK mixing; and when tuned to 418-USB I hear only FQ. Both 25 watts, FQ is in Fairmont, Minnesota, and PK is Olathe - Herbb, Kansas. BTW, I don`t try to report signal strength of NDBs as they are almost always JBA (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5332-CW, Feb 19 at 0436, CQ DE KI5AL K with several repetitions, seems slowly hand-keyed, easy copy. I never can remember the exact discrete frequencies forming the so-called ``60 meter`` hamband, but this must be one of them. shows

Jett, Herbert A, KI5AL, Seguin, TX 78155. And his profile at shows he is 74, a ham less than a year and only started CW a few months ago (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 13852.062, Feb 19 at 1502, JBA spur from something, can it be RHC? NO, I barely make a match with Radio Martí audio on 13820, which is VG and well above the jamming. However there is a bit of jamming splat out to here. This is nothing like the RHC spurs which are huge distorted blobs --- not today! --- but rather a very weak signal with OK modulation. OCB Grimesland is showing Bauta how to make spurs!

Then I go looking for more and sure do find them: this one is 32.062 kHz plus 13820, so how about minus? There it is: 13787.942 measured independently which would be minus 32.058 kHz, close enough. These are axually second order, since I then find plus and minus ~16 kHz, and multiples of that, not measured precisely: 13836, 13868, 13884, 13900; and 13804, 13772, 13756, 13740. At 1552 I do measure one of them:; 13836.026.

13852 etc., Feb 19 at 1920 recheck, JBA spur carriers still detectable (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR) 

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2021 monitoring: couldn`t check Wed Feb 19 at 2100 on WRMI 7780 or 2200 on WBCQ 7490v; anybody hear them? 

Confirmed UT Thu Feb 20 at 0100 on WRMI 7780 -- only poor via UTwente SDR. 

WOR 2022 should be ready by early UT Feb 21:
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 15770, Feb 19 at 1913, poor signal from SMTV via WRMI, only once, no echo, during list of languages utilized. 5800 not echoing either circa 2320 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 11644.2-USB, Feb 19 at 1620, weak 2-way in colloquial Spanish, INTRUDERS (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0200 UT February 20, 2020