sabato 22 febbraio 2020

Glenn Hauser logs February 21-22, 2020

** ANTARCTICA. 15475.96, Feb 22 at 1803, via Pardinho SP KiwiSDR, LRA36 ID in passing and again at 1804 as ``la radio más austral del mundo``, seems discussion with station manager in Argentine accent, of the station and history of the base. It seems that 22 Feb is the anniversary of something. Tnx to tip from Dan Robinson who was hearing it the previous hour also via this remote and still probably the one at Gaithersburg MD, who`s been on RX #07 since 1716. This interrupts my listening to Mozart at the Met! (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 15369.2+, Feb 21 at 2150, RHC still off-frequency at day #11. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NIGERIA. 7255-, Feb 22 at 0647, no signal from VON. It`s usually there always with a bigsig (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SOLOMON ISLANDS. 7138-LSB, Feb 22 at 0654, H44MS calling CQ DX over and over, calls fonetikally. Much better signal than we ever get from SIBC on 9545 or 5020; what does that tell us? So I then check 5020 and get a JBA carrier next to Cuba.

Info from:

He`s really a German who makes extended visits to SI, currently 5 Feb to 20 April. ``H44MS is call of DL2GAC during DX vacations in Solomon Islands since 1990 Main interests: DX, IOTA activations, award hunting: US-county hunter.

H44MS  Solomon Islands
Bernhard M. Stefan
Moeggenweiler Str. 18/Rueckseite
88677 Markdorf
QSL: via DL2GAC, BUREAU or DIRECT``, detailed instruxions for SWLs. NO info on exactly which Solomon Island he is upon, but apparently not Shortland, next to Bougainville, since that was a 1995 DX-pedition (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 5960, Feb 21 at 2301, VOT English is on today but VP signal; on contrary, Wolfgang Bueschel found it much better: ``5960.004, noted tremendous powerhouse of TRT Emirler site, Turkish string instrument played and then final announcement at 2353 UT followed. S=9+45dB or -33dm full powerhouse noted here in Germany and Belgium-Netherland border remote SDR rx. At 23.55:07 UT sudden crash 'TX down OFF' midst on program in progress. CHINA, Now after that TRT procedure, heard co-channel PBS Xinjiang Chinese service from Urumqi bcast center, - 72 Hertz less fq on 5959.928 kHz measured. S=8-9 or -70dBm less strong. 73 wb`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 13565-CW, Feb 22 at 1452, K6FRC beacon is JBA, first time heard since Feb 5, always around this time of day if at all. Another Californian with a lot more power and a lot more kHz is still inaudible after 1600 when KVOH should be on 17775 with Wavescan (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 13724, 13756, 13772, 13788, 13804; 13836, 13852, 13868, 13884, JBA carriers around these approx. frequencies, Feb 22 at 1455, i.e. spurs out of 13820 Radio Martí, Grimesland, NC. More like JJBBA; easily overlooked but since matching audio on one of them to 13820 a few days ago, I know what these are, at ~16 kHz intervals from fundamental.

Today no spurs from 13700 RHC; and 13740 RHC blox one of the RM spurs. At 1525, 13740 RHC is still on with dead air. I start to try to measure 13724 exactly to get a precise picture of the spurfield, but just too weak and interrupted by some pulsing QRM (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2022 monitoring: confirmed Friday Feb 21 at 2300 on WRMI, initially not audible under jamming on 9955, then becomes JBA; not very good on remotes in E USA or Quebec, but fair with jamming at Bogotá, and good at Pardinho. By ending 2328, finally atop jamming direct to OK.

Also confirmed UT Saturday Feb 22 at 0130 on WRMIs: 5010, fair S9 but noisy; 7780, poor S7-S9; 5850, good S9+10/20, as to be expected from the different azimuths, 5850 being right at us. Next:

2030vUT Saturday  WA0RCR 1860-AM
0400vUT Sunday    WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0415]
2130 UT Sunday    WRMI 7780
0130 UT Monday    WRMI 7780
0230 UT Monday    WRMI 7780 9395
0400vUT Monday    WBCQ 5130v Area 51
0430 UT Monday    WRMI 9955
0900 UT Monday    Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB
0930 UT Monday    Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB [another episode]
1900vUT Monday    IRRS 7290 Romania?
0100 UT Tuesday   WRMI 7780
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:

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** U S A. 7490.2, UT Sat Feb 22 at 0101, WBCQ `AAAWWW` is yet again substituted with no AAA, rather Pirate Joe, starts talking over WTO theme, very rambling, messing with settings like AW often does; says nothing wrong with Allan, just continuing his sabbatical. Poor reception, fair S9 but noisy and fading down. I`ll leave it to John in case there is anything significant. Recheck at 0145, 7490 reception is better and much stronger than // 5130 which is now detectable.

John Carver reports, first at 0104 UT Feb 22: ``Tonight's AAWWW --- Glenn, No decent signal on 7490. 5130 transmitter is on with dead air and no program. Will continue to listen. John`` --- and at 0209:

``Tonight's AAWWW --- No readable signal on 7490. Transmitter was up on 5130 but just dead air. Dead air continued until 0127 when Pirate Joe popped up out of nowhere in mid-sentence talking about community radio and pirate radio. Then was castigating the government for their stand on pirate radio which soon morphed into talk about homeless Vietnam Vets and then back to pirate radio and then back to community broadcasting. Pirate Joe mentioned that Allan and Angela would be back in the spring. Program was off the air at 0200 and 5130 went into the Hal Turner show. John, Mid-North Indiana``

``Spring`` ? So that means no earlier than March 21, no later than June 20 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 1090, Feb 22 at 0701-0705:30 UT, KAAY Little Rock still provides a ToH deadairhole, missing most of SRN news before gospel music pops back on; all I could hear without really trying was Spanish, XEAU (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 5050, Feb 22 at 0655, weak carrier in 5040 RHC splash, and nothing on 5055 which might be 4KZ. Certainly not WWRB, and nothing else scheduled at this hour, not even China or India, which would not be propagating this early anyway. Europirate? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1828 UT February 22