martedì 25 febbraio 2020

Glenn Hauser logs February 23-24-25, 2020

** CUBA. 9538-9590, Feb 24 at 2220, range of splatter from filthy wall-of-noise jamming centered on 9565 vs Radio Martí. 9535 RHC barely escapes it.

9925-9980, Feb 24 at 2221, range of splatter from WON jamming centered on 9955 vs WRMI, i.e. against the Argentine historical media program `La Rosa de Tokio`, Monday being the only DOW that 9955 is in Spanish during this hour! NOT amicable. Always excessive and wasteful the DentroCuban Jamming Command. Probably jams every day at this hour, and many other unnecessary times: take that, RMI, for daring to emit any exiles! (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** PERU. 5980, Feb 24 at 2328, JBA carrier from Radio Chaski vs Cuban pulse jamming against nothing else; until autocutoff at 2352:27.5*. Last check was Feb 18 until 2352:40*, 6 days ago and 12.5 seconds later, so averaging slightly over 2 seconds earlier per noctem.

My first definite timing in latest cycle was until 2355:27.5* on November 26, 2019 --- That was 90 days ago, and exactly 3.0 minutes or 180.0 seconds later, making for a very neat exact 2.00 seconds long-term average and they have not reset the timer so far, as 2 seconds a day is hardly noticeable to them. Nor could there have been any power failure over three months, as that would surely have knocked askew this inexorable slippage; speaks well for Urubamba Electric (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR) 

** TAIWAN [non]. 9490, Feb 25 at 0108, no signal from RTI`s alleged 4-night test in Spanish to S America at 0100-0130 via mystery site. It was supposed to start UT Feb 23 but not checked until now. There was a JBA signal in Chinese(?) until 0100* as RTI was already scheduled direct from Taiwan so more likely audible is CNR1 jamming. It would hardly make sense to try a mostly day-path on 9 MHz band to the other worldside.

It goes off at 0100 sharp and nothing further detectable here, so I spot-check 9490 on numerous remotes starting with UTwente after confirming WOR at 0108 on 7780: Nothing there. Nor any of these until 0119: Nanning, Rockport, KFS, NSW, Tokyo, Pardinho, Florida, VE6JY, Bogota, RSA. Rockport and KFS do get some residual jamming. I think it`s safe to say the test is not on air tonight. Wolfgang Bueschel reached the same conclusion. He was getting it last night UT Feb 24, best signal via Sevilla SDR. His best guesses for site: Issoudun, Nauen or Moosbrunn, discounting Kostinbrod and Maiac (Bulgaria, Pridnestrovye) because their audio quality is not so good.

Then wb and I both asked Jeff White, now at HFCC Malaysia, to confirm whether it`s WRMI via Issoudun. I had figured this was the obvious source since RMI/TDF was already registered 9490, but unused at 0100, rather Radio República not until *0200 as I recently monitored. Jeff replies to me: ``No, we have nothing to do with these RTI tests, and TDF knows nothing about them either.`` 

BTW, Aljazeera computes that as of Feb 23, Malaysia had 22 confirmed Coronavirus cases but 15 had recovered and been released. HFCC had been planned for China but had to be removed.

A repeat of the Spanish test was supposed to be at 0300-0330 on 9500, but not heard then either by Bogotá, but a JBA carrier here UT Feb 25, probably CNR1 as scheduled. I don`t bother to check all the other remotes again. So the mystery remains: whence the tests, will they recur tomorrow, and/or become permanentized? If we do have another chance, TDOA should be invoked (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 5960, Feb 24 at 2305, 2327 and 2350 chex, NO signal from Voice of Turkey, English to North America. Something`s always erroneous at Emirler. 

I also found no such signal Feb 23 at 2340, but Wolfgang Bueschel was hearing it at 2315-2323 in Europe and via remotes in eastern America. Maybe it went off early (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2022: Richard Langley, NB:
``Monitored WRMI Sunday Evening / Monday Morning (UT) 7780 kHz
Schedule - From my recording last Sunday evening, 23-24 February UT:
2130 World of Radio (#2022)
0130 World of Radio (#2022)
0230 World of Radio (#2022)``

I tuned in 7290, IRRS via UTwente a bit late at 1902 Monday February 24 to find a VG signal from WOR which apparently started on time a minute or two earlier.

Also confirmed UT Tue Feb 25 at 0100 on WRMI 7780: JBA here but good via UTwente at 0108 check. Next:

0900 UT Wednesday Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 7780
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v
0100 UT Thursday  WRMI 7780

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As acknowledged at mid-break: Our thanks this week for financial support from Karl Witsman, Danville IL, who sent a contribution via PayPal to woradio at Not necessarily US funds: PP will convert. One may also contribute by money order or check in US funds on a US bank to Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 9330.0, Feb 24 at 2157, WBCQ-6 WLC is on, wrapping up Arabic; recheck at 2215, still on in Brazuguese but much weaker. 22-23 had been the only maintenance/silent hour, but now apparently making up for lost time.

9330 Feb 25 at 0312 is a JBA carrier, not sure if WBCQ or a birdie; but propagation is down with much lower powered 9265V WINB also a JBA carrier and no trace of 7850-CUSB CHU (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0506 UT February 25