martedì 4 febbraio 2020

Glenn Hauser logs February 2-3-4, 2020


** ARGENTINA [non]. 5800, Feb 4 at 0133, RAE AAM relay via WRMI succeeds this UT Tuesday, after tango, interview about a national park in Patagonia, good via Rockport ME KiwiSDR with some static crashes (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 13564 & 13632 approx., Feb 3 at 1523, FM/AM spurblobs out of RHC 13700; breakfast interrupted finding the others until 1543: 13498, 13768, 13837, 13905, 13972. The two outermost were traces only. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 15700, Feb 3 at 1547, China Plus relay is S9+30 but just barely modulated. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA [and non]. 1319.96, Feb 3 at 1915 UT, for at least the third afternoon in a row (and 24h?) dead air only from KCLI Clinton, always way off-frequency; trace of other audio; and by 2059 recheck, skywave building up vs the KCLI LAH, ID for KWHN Fort Smith AR and ABC News sounder; CCI and by 2106 an ID from KLWN Lawrence KS, along with FM 101.7, sports-talk, my other closest 1320.0. KLWN is only 500/250 watts U1; KWHN is 5000/5000 U2; neither in NRC AM Log with network A = ABC, but KWHN with Ar = Arkansas Radio Network (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** PERU. 5980, Feb 3 at 2351, JBA carrier from R. Chaski under pointless Cuban jamming, until autocutoff at 2353:10.5*. Last check was Jan 27 until 2353:23*, or 12.5 seconds later, 7 days earlier, averaging 1.8 seconds earlier per noctem, rather than previous dekaday span average of 1.95; perhaps within margin of error, but of my timing or their timer? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** PHILIPPINES. 9344.975, Feb 3 at 1551, gospel rock at first thought English, then Chinese, and Chi announcement. It`s FEBC at 14-16 via Iba site; not worth jamming (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SCOTLAND [non]. (7490.24v), Feb 3 after 0100, `Encore` classical music on WBCQ; VG reception via webcast, unlike SW; unlike somewhat defective WWCR 9350, 28 hours earlier, but same misplaced announcement in the middle of William Tell Overture. Only last week`s playlist for 25/1 is still shown on website. Still a big fan of this rare service and wish the best for it! (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 5960, Feb 3 at 2327, NO signal from VOT English, AWOL yet again. What is going on here? Unseems severe technical problems, rather severe operational problems, like irresponsible and/or drowsy kids running Emirler. Does this sporadicity not get back to management? Erdogan might throw them in jail (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U K [non]. 7445, Feb 3 at 1908, BBC English already propagating from Talata, MADAGASCAR shortly after noon here tnx to 315-degree azimuth --- but, just barely modulating, tsk. Quite a long span for BBCWS, 15-20 UT, but two parts of it colliding with Iran and East Turkistan, not now.

7445, rechecked Feb 3 at 2220, now Chinese with flutter, i.e. CNR1 jamming or VOA THAILAND this hour only (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 15740, Feb 3 at 1911, very surprised to find new frequency for Radio Martí with conversation about the station itself, loud & clear with no jamming; while VG // 13820 is still on; and detectable in the jamming still on 11930 & 11860, all Grimesland NC. 15740 would normally be an open-carrier warmup for VOA French *1930, staying away from 15730 itself as occupied by Botswana VOA French until 1930*. Then site switch on 15730. Not rechecked until 2158 when 15740 is off. Martí-mod maybe mistaken; but could it rehappen? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2019 monitoring: confirmed Sunday
February 2 at 2130 on WRMI 7780, good via UTwente SDR.

Also confirmed UT Mon Feb 3 at 0130, on WRMI 7780, good via UTwente.

Also confirmed UT Mon Feb 3 at 0230, on WRMI 7780 good, and 9395 fair via UTwente.

Also confirmed UT Mon Feb 3 starting at 0403 on Area 51 webcast; WBCQ 5130 checked at 0357 was a JBA carrier.'

Also confirmed UT Mon Feb 3 at 0430 on WRMI 9955, VG via Rockport, Maine KiwiSDR, far off beam heading, with slight pulse jamming under.

Also confirmed Mon Feb 3 on IRRS, 7290, Romania? via UTwente SDR, VG but joined in progress already underway at 1901.5, after 5 minutes of dead air, missing their opening.

Also confirmed UT Tue Feb 4 on WRMI 7780, VG via UTwente. Next:
0900 UT Wednesday Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 7780
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v
0100 UT Thursday  WRMI 7780

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 4980, Feb 3 at 0512 check, JBA carrier from WRMI-4, testing with exciter only into 160-degree antenna, per Jeff White. Not sure how much this or a typical exciter emit, presumably well under 100 watts (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 15610, Feb 3 at 1913, not even a JBA carrier from WEWN; off, or not propagating all the way from Alabama? 12050 Spanish is also VP/JBA most of the time; 5970 at night hardly exhibits 500 kW oomph (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0207 UT February 4