sabato 25 aprile 2020

Glenn Hauser logs April 25, 2020

** AUSTRALIA. 12362-USB, April 25 at 1432, S2-S3, coastal marine weather in Oz-accented robOM, mostly wind direxions and speeds in knots, seas in metres, times in UTC? forecasts at least until Tuesday; geographical references unrecognized, except 1434 two tones, then Northern Territory. EiBi shows it`s VMW, Wiluna WA on air 24 hours. Nothing heard from companion VMC Charleville QL on 12365-USB supposedly also on air now (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** JAPAN [non]. 5985 WRMI & 6195 WHRI, April 25 at 0400-0429, NHK relay entirely in Spanish, no English insert here like in so many other language services. 

6105 Japanese via FRANCE went off at 0400 April 25. Ira Holmes in central Florida reported that on April 23, 6105 had English at 0415-0500; but it was off April 24 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR) 

** TURKEY. Correxion: off at 2253.7* not 2353.7* of course; fixed: 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 2253.7*, shux, no extra German today (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [non]. 9410, April 25 at 1446, tune-in to end of a song, sounds like Nat-King Cole, then a non-English song, S5-S9. Of course, it`s VOA Korean via PHILIPPINES, also // weaker 12080 at 1451 check. 

If you hear classic tunes from The American Songbook, chances are it`s VOA Korean service, which plays a lot of it. Is this a big thing among Koreans, or by the VOA-K music director; or retaliation for K-pop? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. 12098-USB, Sat Apr 25 at 1436, CAP net, YL NCS Aspen Gold 99, each transmission ending with beep rather than ``over``; classic  paramilitary lingo like ``wilco``; Yellowbird 73 one contact; 1439 asks for relays before we close. No, off at 1440* with net ID as Heartland. Aspen Gold is the Rocky Mountain Region tactical callsign, not specifically Colorado which is Blue Mesa. Maybe it was Yellow Brick, which is Kansas, get it? It seems we never hear any real axion on these CAP nets, such as rushing to scenes of plane crashes, but rather extremely rigid pro-forma exchanges.

No problem from the weak SWBC on 12095, which would be BBC Somali; HFCC, EiBi and Aoki all agree that on Saturdays only during this hour, BOTH Madagascar and Uzbekistan sites are in use. Surely it`s only one or the other (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2031 monitoring: confirmed Saturday April 25 at 1134 the 1130 on WRMI 9955, S3-S6 vs pulse jamming.

April 25 at 1300 on WRMI 15770: JBA carrier here at 1305. Barely better in Bulgaria, reports Ivo Ivanov: 
``Reception of World of Radio#2031 via WRMI-09 Okeechobee, April 25
1300-1330 15770 RMI 100 kW / 044 deg WeEu English Sat, very weak`` -

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. 17775-, April 25 at 1457, KVOH on already and propagating S9! musical prélude to weekly Saturday English block, the SSOB with traces of 17815 WHRI? and 17615+ Sa`udi Arabia. Wavescan supposed to air at 1500, and confirmed a few minutes later when checked on a Kentucky KiwiSDR (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 1040, April 25 at 0603 UT, WHO Des Moines IA with dead air until 0606 comes to life, blasting ever-changing opening music of C2CAM // many others but not synchronized, 1100, 1110, 1000, etc., guest host tonight Jimmy Church. What would Ronald Reagan say? Is no human paying attention at WHO to its output? I should have hastened to pull something else thru it. Maybe will recur (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 11785, April 25 at 1442, open carrier with flutter, S1-S5. VOA Chinese via Philippines ends at 1400 and so too should the CNR1 or Firedrake jamming. Nothing after 1400, except in EiBi, CRI Chinese via Kashgar, East Turkistan, land of imprisoning and brainwashing Uyghurs (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1657 UT April 25