venerdì 7 febbraio 2020

Glenn Hauser logs February 6-7, 2020

** CANADA. 382-MCW kHz, Feb 6 at 0711 UT, ND beacon dash and YPL, which is 1000 watts from Pickle Lake, Ontario.

326-MCW kHz, Feb 6 at 0712 UT, ND beacon dash and YQK, which is 200 watts from Kenora, Ontario.

Both audible despite storm crash noise from the southeastern USA, while many more were not, like the 25-watt ones. As spring and summer oncome, LW beacon DX will become untenable (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 15700, Feb 6 at 1512, CRI Plus relay is VP only S5-S8 and JBM; normally much stronger than RHC on band, but now much weaker, vs 15140 S9-S7, but still distorted; while 15230 is S3-S5 with good modulation. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba.

15140, later at 1837 Feb 6, this RHC is off, but 11760 still on. 15140 still off at 1917. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** MEXICO. 730, Feb 6 at 1346, ``107.1, La Mexicana`` ID amid tunes, i.e. 50/1 kW XEHB, Hidalgo del Parral, Chihuahua; the only lowband Mexican this morning at SRS. Apparently not moved yet to 104.7 as per IRCA Log, as top end is being cleared out for non-commercial broadcasting (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NIGERIA. 11769.9, Feb 6 at 1835, always off-frequency VON is poor with het, seems like English but not really readable; while 15115-15120-15125 DRM noise is louder and maybe would be listenable with same broadcast (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. 1319.96, Feb 6 at 1831 UT, KCLI Clinton is finally modulating again after at least 5 days of dead air (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 2020)

** OKLAHOMA. 3740, Feb 6 at 0719 UT, JBA music and talk, local mix of KCRC X 2 + KWGA (2780 + 960), apparently external mixing rather than receiver-produced; 2780 harmonic is always there distorted, and ---

1390, Feb 6 at 0720 UT, as I check for KCRC // 3740 I find it`s in dead air of stupid sports talk! Yet another AM station incapable of unattended operation (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 5960, Feb 6 at 2357, VOT IS still playing as twice-minutely German IDs start; 0000 Feb 7, timesignal one sesquisecond late, not recommended for navigation, opening German as today is another bonus broadcast. Still going at 0015, but by 0028 is undermodulated with hum. Always some error at Emirler (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 13565-CW, Feb 6 at 1514, HIFER beacon K6FRC from CA, R5, S3,
best heard in quite a while, often inaudible (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 13927-USB, Feb 6 at 1939, Yankee 75, a flight in contact with MARS Radio 4YN, fonetik ID, carrying out a couple of phone patches including a number in clear but I did not copy; nor much of the content of very brief calls. Also on frequency, AM carrier comes and goes, but not disrupting contacts (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 2020)

** U S A. 7340-7345-7350-DRM, Feb 6 at 1832, VOA Grimesland DRM noise test remains audible here at midday, scheduled 1700-0200 with OCB and VOA programming (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 2020)

** U S A. 15730, Feb 6 at 1933, VOA French with pronounced long/short path echo, from North Carolina; have previously calculated the delay at speed of light, about 1/8 of a second. This happens when the forward beam eastward propagates all the way around the world arriving from the west, while off the back from the east, much, much, closer has plenty signal but not enough to obscure the echo (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2020 contents: Armenia, Brasil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Cuba, Egypt, Finland, India, Indonesia, Japan/Korea North non, Kashmir, Malaysia, New Zealand, Nigeria, North America, Oklahoma, Perú, Turkey, UK, USA, Vanuatu; propagation outlook

WOR 2020 is available as of 0103 UT Friday February 7
(mp3 stream)
(mp3 download)

Or via
Also linx to podcast services.

The shortwave broadcasts should be:

0900 UT Friday    Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB
2300 UT Friday    WRMI 9955
[usually starts with heavy jamming but maybe abates]
0130 UT Saturday  WRMI 5850, 5010, 7780
1300 UT Saturday  WRMI 15770
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:
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 650, Feb 6 at 1343 UT, just after sunrise here, ``The Legend, WSM 650 AM`` Nashville is still in and not a sign of XETNT, which used to be an SRS regular; only on XE audible, 730, q.v. (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0237 UT February 7