mercoledì 22 aprile 2020

Glenn Hauser logs April 20-21, 2020

** CANADA. 15034-USB, April 21 at 1731, CHR Trenton Military ID with own timecheck almost correct as 1730z, only one minute off instead of 61, which went on for months and months. Maybe fixed a while ago as I don`t often happen to tune across when this datum emit (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. Correxion: I neglected to add: ``Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba``, to: 711, April 20 at 0600, presumed off-frequency Radio Rebelde is still very much here making big het against legal 710 stations. Someone reported hearing RR audio on 711, but I never have (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. Correxion: I forgot to add: ``Something`s always wrong at RHC``, to: 6060 // 6100 // 6145, April 20 at 0550, all three RHCs are splattering plus/minus 10 kHz during music, e.g. QRMing 6050 ECUADOR, q.v. (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 6000, April 21 at 0607, RHC English is suptorted while the other three, 6060, 6100 and 6145 are well-modulated. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NEW ZEALAND. 11725, April 21 at 0600, RNZI timesignal and news, S8-S9, good to hear them again, not only on the air but also propagating; the SSOB by far and virtually the OSOB except for a few JBA carriers. Even 9 MHz band is empty except for domestix WRMI, WEWN and WBCQ (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NIGERIA. 7254.9, April 21 at 0604, VON again audible at S9-S6, weaker than usual. Would expect it to propagate from the tropix even when signals from Europe be outwiped, but this may be relevant for missing signals the night before, from via Mike Terry to the WOR io group:

``The first geomagnetic storm of 2020 (category G1) took forecasters by surprise on April 20th when a CME hit Earth's magnetic field, sparking bright auroras over Canada and some northern-tier US states.  The cause of the storm appears to be a faint slow-moving CME (coronal mass ejection) that left the sun on April 15th. This CME was not squarely Earth-directed, and forecasters did not think it was likely to hit our planet. Nevertheless, it apparently did. Solar wind data suggest that the CME sideswiped Earth with a snowplow-like buildup of plasma shortly after 0130 UT on April 20th``

Ron Howard, Asilomar State Beach near Monterey, California, also replies April 20: ``Hi Glenn, My last VON reception was briefly noted in tuning by on April 16, on 7254.94, at 0554, with African religious song, in English and vernacular, titled "In The Name Of Jesus"(?); 0557, start of their usual musical IS; strong signal. Ron``

And on April 21: ``VON, on 7254.94, checking 0623-0630; heard with fair-good signal; in vernacular; 0627, brief musical IS and sounded like COVID-19 PSA. Ron, California`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. 1020 // 1580, April 21 at 1742 UT, two-thirds of the Triple-Play sport stations, KOKP Perry and KOKB Blackwell, respectively, are instead carrying what sound like a live event, probably from Oklahoma News Network, chief of Otoe-Missouri tribe and Gov. Stitt about to sign a ``gaming compact`` about sharing earnings from stupid gamblers between tribe and state, which has been a very contentious issue in OK, and presumably still so concerning several other tribes.

A quick tune across the MW band finds *no* other stations carrying this, not even talk formats in OKC and Tulsa --- after all, that would pre-empt Rush on some of them! TPS has always had a secondary non-sports talk format, evidently expanded with nothing to lose (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SAUDI ARABIA. 15205.055, April 21 at 1732, SBC with Qur`an, VP S4-S5 and stable frequency. But:

15434.986V, April 21 at 1734, SBC in Arabic other General Service not so far off-frequency but audibly wobbling as I measure it, slightly stronger S6-S9 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 9830v, April 20 at 2227 check, no signal from VOT English to N America. I did not try April 19, but Wolfgang Bueschel found it absent also then: ``9830 kHz 22-23 UT TRT English - NOT ON AIR - tonight. Not 22, 2205, nor at 2215 UT, only co-channel CNR1 Beijing Chinese Mandarin sce, here in Western EUR at S=6-7 signal level``. Something`s always erroneous at Emirler (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 245 kHz, April 21 at 0617 UT, ND beacon FS, which is 400 watts from Sioux Falls SD - Rock. Apparently the CV-19 outbreak there has not yet silenced it. Under spring storm conditions, logging any of these is difficult (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2030 monitoring: confirmed UT Tue Apr 21 at 0100 on WRMI 7780, fair-good via UTwente SDR, Holland. Next:

2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday  WRMI 7780 to NE

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** U S A. 7780, UT Tue April 21 at 0138, WRMI playing World Music fill including own canned ID at 0141: instead of the unID ``pilot program`` of music I had heard on March 24 and April 7. So the pilot burned out? What was it? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5800, UT Tue April 21 at 0610, S9+10 open carrier, no doubt WRMI on way late, but why? I had this before, but what day of week in case it`s regular? As yet unfound that log (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 4980, April 21 at 0610, JBA carrier, presumed still the WRMI exciter-only test; and not even that much from 4990 if Suriname were active (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 2097.3-CW, April 21 at 0613, single-letter beacon A is audible barely vs storm noise level (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report despatched at 1938 UT April 21