sabato 25 aprile 2020

Glenn Hauser logs April 24-25, 2020

** ARGENTINA [non]. 9395, UT Sat April 25 just after 0100, via WRMI, RAE ATTW in English, and also in English closing at 0128 as ``lockdown edition #2``, so maybe the entire semihour was English. 0129 the way outdated ``Son-power Radio`` WRMI ID (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 5025, April 24 at 0541, R. Rebelde is S9 but just barely modulated. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** KURDISTAN [non]. 11530, April 24 at 1849, S9+10 signal but just barely modulated, Qur`an? Dengê Welat expected, via France or maybe Pridnestrovye, and subject to Turkish blockage; but suspect the bigsig suppressing atop is the Cuban numbers transmitter which is supposedly not on 11530 now, but earlier and later (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** ROMANIA. 11650, April 24 at 2055, S6-S7 open carrier, somewhat noisy; what`ll it be? 2058 RRI IS and 2100 opening Spanish via Tsiganeshti (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SAUDI ARABIA [and non]. 11820.042, April 24 at 1818, for the first time this year, I think, decent S9/+10 signal from the HQS, sufficiently soporific music for a nap; a Ramadan gift? Always off-frequency+plus here; 2 minutes of pause from 1838 before resuming.

// 11914.987 is always weaker, S4-S7, at 1845 April 24.

ARS is still absent from A-20 HFCC info, but in B-19, both 500 kW from BSKSA Riyadh at 320 and 295 degrees respectively, with 320 closer to OKward, altho intended only for W Europe. Spans for both were 18-23 UT and probably still are. By 2053 recheck, however, 11820.042 has faded to S4-S6 and anyhow are now in W&M talk. Originally it was the best signal on band from beyond the Atlantic. So how about the other Sa`udis?

11745.002, April 24 at 1846, presumably the AFRTS of SA, Al-Azm for the forces attacking Yemen, music at S6-S8 with a fast SAH from USAGM in Chinese Mandarin, 250 kW, 70 degrees from KUWAIT; or vice versa. Not in B-19 HFCC, and classified as clandestine by WRTH 2020 on page 516 along with the next one:

11860, Republic of Yemen Radio, strangely enough, was not even registered in B-19, since it`s clandestine, but everyone thinx it`s also via Riyadh --- and totally inaudible here vs Cuban jamming and Radio Martí. Not even its off-frequency carrier as measured by Wolfgang Büschel, ``11859.965 kHz 14.57 UT on April 18`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 9830, April 24 at 2247, checking VOT English via Bonaire SDR, Turkish music and just in time for YL sign-off claiming again this has been the 1230 broadcast on 15450! NOT. IS plays until 2353.7*, shux, no extra German today (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2031 monitoring: confirmed first US SWBC, Friday April 24 at 2200 on WRMI 9955: Bonaire SDR hears it OK over Cuban jamming; Pardinho, Brasil better without jamming; while direct to here, only a JBA carrier under the jamming.

Also confirmed UT Sat Apr 25 at 0130 on 3 x WRMI: 7780, poor with storm noise; 5010 better S9+10/20 but also storm noise; and 5850 VG S9+20/30 yet not enough to overcome all the storm noise. Blitzortung shows a heavy band of lightning from SW MO to NE TX, along the OK/AR border and the TX/LA border. Next:

0900 UT Saturday  Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB or 3210
1130 UT Saturday  WRMI 9955 [may be jammed] to SSE
1300 UT Saturday  WRMI 15770 to NE
1930vUT Saturday  WA0RCR 1860-AM
0300vUT Sunday    WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315]
0900 UT Sunday    Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB or 3210
0130 UT Monday    WRMI 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday    WRMI 7780 to NE
0300vUT Monday    WBCQ 5130v Area 51 and/or 6160v to WSW
0330 UT Monday    WRMI 9955 [may be jammed] to SSE
0900 UT Monday    Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB or 3210
1800vUT Monday    IRRS 7290 Romania? to WNW, 594-Italy
0100 UT Tuesday   WRMI 7780 to NE
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday  WRMI 7780 to NE

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Thanks this week for financial support from Dan Sheedy, Encinitas, CA, who sent a generous US$ cheque to Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702

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** U S A. 9330, April 24 at 2102, WBCQ in German, only fair S5-S8. The
flat-earth wackadoodles of World`s Last Chance used to be in Arabic,
but having moved that to a closer site Woofferton, have favored the
Germans with three hours here from 1800 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. Welcome back to John Carver with computer fixed, notes on WBCQ`s AAAWWW UT Saturday April 25 at 0000:

``Tonight's show started on time on 7490 and 5130. Allan and Angela in the studio. Show opens with a bit of talk about the Canadian shooter. Phone call at 0007 from Freddie. Talk about some of the old programs from the station that are contained in the archives. Phone call at 0015 from a new listener in Indiana asking for information about the station which quickly changed to a talk about cars.

Phone call at 0036 from Ramsey which continued the car talk. Freddie called again at 0042 and the talk this time was about tractors. Reading of emails at 0055. Very quick prayer and off the air 0100.

Have read most of the reports of AAWWW and the only other thing of interest was last week's show when Angela told her tale of being outside before the show and seeing sparks down the street. She went down to look and a tree limb had fallen into the "hydro" lines and they were arcing and sparking. Allan explained that they weren't called hydro lines down here in the States and Angela showed him a piece of charred tree limb she'd brought back home with her to show him.  Allan called the power company and he got a robo call from the power company about half way through the show telling him that the problem had been fixed. John Mid-North Indiana`` (Glenn Hauser, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0210 UT April 25