mercoledì 26 febbraio 2020

Glenn Hauser logs February 25-26, 2020

** CHINA. 9315, Feb 26 at 1507, VP W&M in Chinese, i.e. CNR1 jammer against RFA Tibetan via Tajikistan at 11-14 & 15-16, altho Aoki does not as*erisk the final hour as jammed (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 6000, Feb 25 at 0723, RHC English is S9+20 and undermodulated. Instead of one frequency after 0700, two more remain on, 6100 S9+30/40 undermodulated but slightly better; 6145 S9+10 undermod and noisy. 5040 and 6060 are off. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 11760, Feb 25 at 1910, RHC S9+10 of dead air; while 15140 is S9+20 of distorted, humming, choking Arabic. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 18079-CW, Feb 26 at 1543, CO8LY is the OSOB, per CO8LY, Cuba, Eduardo Somoano Cremati, P.O. Box 104, Santiago de Cuba 90100, Cuba, but QSL only via manager in Spain. I used to hear him on the 12 m band, but now he`s the OSOB on ``17`` m. And nothing on the 16 m ISWBC band either. He`s quite a contester with numerous awards, and portrait:   (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 15369.234, Feb 25 at 2303, RHC is S9+10 and distorted, now day 14 = two weeks of off-frequency, which is very stable, every time I measure it within 1 or 2 Hz, maybe within my own margin of error. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. 341 kHz, Feb 25 around 1530 UT, no signal from EI, Enid`s only NDB at Woodring Airport; nor at various other times, night and day, so gone again, for good or not? Was always very weak here a few km, and even fewer miles away. I`m thinking that many years ago there was one on 212 kHz with a different call, ODG? But have not been able to find any reference to it. That`s the current VOR call on VHF (Glenn Hauser, Enid, WOR)

** TURKEY. 5960, Feb 25 at 2302, notably, VOT English is on today but undermodulated. Something`s always erroneous at Emirler (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 7185-LSB, Feb 25 at 1920, KX4BI calling `CQ Parx On the Air`` and making quick pro-forma contacts as if it were some contest. POTA is one of the logos on his, i.e. KX4BI, Vance E Henry, Killen, AL 35645 USA, which is in the NW corner of Alabama. What park? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 13565-CW, Feb 26 at 1457, K6FRC HIFER beacon is JBA again, never heard in the afternoons (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 13852+, 13836+, 13804-, 13788-, 13772-, Feb 25 at 1535, JJBBA carriers at slightly more than 16 kHz multiples above and below 13820, Radio Martí which is S9+40 on fundamental; at 1615 I manage to measure one, 13852.202, which amounts to 16.101 kHz each. Some later chex inaudible, fundamental level not reaching threshold. They would probably say the spurs are a sufficient db down, so hearing them at all is a challenge (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. Final SWBCs of WORLD OF RADIO 2022:
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. 15770, Feb 25 at 1902, I resolve to listen to SMTV via WRMI since I happen to catch them *not* wasting time listing all their cable TV channels: about Aussie bush fire relief with vegan food, music background; 1907 the SM thanx everyone; 1908 about UNICEF vs flooding in Malawi; S9+10 with deep fades (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 5050, Feb 25 at 0725, open carrier again, S9-S7, maybe a trace of modulation? Not related to 5040 Cuba which is now off.

Also Feb 26 at 0627, S7-S8, trace of mod? vs S6-S7 noise level. Now 5040 RHC is still on and splashing. Other ideas: could be an harmonic x 5 of a 1010 station; or in this shared fixed/broadcast band, utility such as an idle RTTY transmitter only occasionally vivified. Not local, as Ron Howard replies:

``Glenn - On Feb 26, random checking of 5050 kHz, between 0452-0620, and heard your UNID. Found there with a significant level carrier, but never any trace of audio; no modulation at all. Still UNID. Ron`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1853 UT February 26