sabato 27 giugno 2020

Glenn Hauser logs June 26-27, 2020

** NIGERIA. 7255- & 9690-, June 26 at 0557, VON missing from both possible channels (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. 515 kHz, June 26 at 0559 UT, ND beacon PN from Ponca City is one again IDing in MCW with considerable pauses, rather than dead air the last time checked. Overall 25 watt (?) signal seems weaker than it had been, but storm noise levels are high (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 9830, June 26 at 2246, VOT is on with Turkish music which would have been enjoyable were it not for the choppy signal and noise level, could not copy whether sign-off still claims to be the 1230 on 15450; cut off at 2255* so no spurious German today (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 11121-USB, Friday June 26 at 2300, fortnightly AF MARS broadcast just barely audible, mostly uncopiable despite slow pace, fade-outs, but originates (message, or transmission?) from Scott AFB, Illinois. Three more chances so will try later: but next one at 2320 on 7324-USB is a no-show at least until 2323.

7324-USB, UT Sat June 27 at 0100, repeat of MARS broadcast starts abruptly, despite AM carrier on 7325, which is Iran in Spanish until 0120. Why in the world would MARS pick such a frequency, and USB instead of LSB, no less. Fortunately Iran is weaker and the R75 ANF rids most of the het. So I take some notes, more detailed at the start:

``MARS, MARS, this is MARS-COM. Do not answer. Authentication FGHEZQ [fonetik]. 26 June 2020. HQ message #1-2``

Paragraph 1: July X, 2020, on or about 20 July-24 July, on-line communications...

Paragraph 2: A-6 leadership changes, AFW4C and AFW0C

Paragraph 3: [missed: quick check of 11121-USB which is scheduled duplicative at this hour only, to hear weaker different voice reading presumed same text but not synchronized; where from? No callsign IDs heard on either frequency]

Paragraph 4: COVID-19 - standard advice for coping.

Paragraph 5: more than 50 trainees are in the pipeline; mentor volunteers needed

Paragraph 6: AF MARS Special Operations seeks volunteers

Paragraph 7: Thanks for support; from HQ ---

``Next broadcast will be on 10-11 July 2020; on 10 July at 2300z on 11121.0; 2320z on 7324.0; 11 July at 0100z on 11121.0 & 7324.0; 0120 on 7324.0. Supported by the 12th Air Force Military Support Squadron; contact AFH1C [is that a callsign or an abbr.?]. End. This is MARS-Com, out`` until 0109.

I did not try for the final repeat at 0120 on 7324. Thanks to Chuck Gessner, W3ON, for notifying us on the WOR iog about this after the previous biweekly broadcast, including that reception reports go to (Glenn Hauser, USAF Ret., OK, WOR)

** U S A. No sporadic E FM DX captured June 26 despite a few chex when there were scattered 100+ MHz MUFs on DXMaps; but at least 30 MHz, as I log a few more beacons on the 10m hamband:

28251.5-CW, June 26 at 2145, long message and long pauses --- so you could easily miss it in bandscanning; after several iterations - minutes, managed at least to copy the ID: KE5JXC/B. It starts with that, no VVV, or DE; and ends with figure 9, probably grid square. Per WJ5O beacon roster, it`s: ``28.2515 KE5JXC C PECAN ISLAND, LOUISIANA # 5W, VERTICAL new 10 Sept 15`` --- ooh, I love pecans, but not the hassles of harvesting them before the squirrels, blanching and cracking and extracting. Pecan Island is a town of 400 less than 10 miles from the coast due south of Alexandria; beware: measures some place NW of Baton Rouge. ``KE5JXC USA flag, Arnold J Lemaire, 13630 La Hwy 35, Kaplan, LA 70548 -- 10 Meter Beacon 28.251.5 MHz CW, 5 watts output, Vertical @ 20' AGL located in Grid EL39sp  Pecan Island, LA``. Kaplan is about 25 miles north of there, at 547 miles, so P.I. would be about 565 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

28224.5-CW, June 26 at 2153, K5GJR/B, ending with figure-7. It`s: ``28.2245 K5GJR C CORPUS CHRISTI, TX # 5W, VERTICAL`` ``K5GJR USA flag, Randy L Bates, Corpus Christi, TX 78415 USA Hello All, I'm active on most bands 160-70cm's.I have a 10mtr beacon that runs 24/7 at 28.224.5,consisting of a Radio Shack HTX100, putting out 2.5 watts,using a Pico keyer kit I assembled, into a Antron A-99 vertical antenna at 40'.73s Randy k5gjr``. 957 km = 595 statute miles (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2040 monitoring: confirmed first WRMI broadcast, Friday June 26 at 2200 on 9955, poor but no jamming audible.

Also confirmed UT Saturday June 27 at 0130 on WRMIs: 5010 & 7780 VP in storm noise; 5850 VG way over still audible storm noise on only beam toward OK; I listen critically to whole thing; note a couple minor upcuts in editing, but no background noise. Next:

0900 UT Saturday  Unique Radio NSW 3210-USB
1300 UT Saturday  WRMI 15770 to NE
1930vUT Saturday  WA0RCR 1860-AM
0300vUT Sunday    WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315; as late as 0400]
0300 UT Sunday    WRMI 5800 to SSE
0900 UT Sunday    Unique Radio NSW 3210-USB
0130 UT Monday    WRMI 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday    WRMI 7780 to NE
0300vUT Monday    WBCQ 5130v Area 51 or 6160v to WSW
0330 UT Monday    WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
0900 UT Monday    Unique Radio NSW 3210-USB
1800vUT Monday    IRRS 7290 Bulgaria 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

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:

Thanks this week for financial support from Gerald T. Pollard, Raleigh NC, who sends a generous quarterly contribution marking Solstices & Equinoxes, by check in US funds on a US bank to Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702

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** U S A. 9330, 7490, 6160, 5130, June 26 at 2312, all WBCQs are absent, so bodes ill for `AAAWWW` in following hour.

7490.04, UT Sat June 27 at 0000, this WBCQ is back on, but poor in storm noise, after FKB gospel huxter, then that commercial for SDRs before WTO and AAAWWW starts. After noting that there is a problem with 6160 & 5130 as if they are nowhere near Maine, A&A launch right into Trump-forever commentary, so back to MSNBC for me. Recheck at 0022, 6159.90 is on now and about as poor as 7490.04, and 5130.0 is detectable but unusable. 0051 recheck just in time to hear him admit that they are back in ``Studio 9 in Deland of Fla`` --- even tho it`s high summer, nor is it yet a repeat but live on ``26th of June, YOOL 2020``.

Current storm areas marring reception here are: NW TX/OK Panhandles; but major line along the KS/CO border, and a long line across KS, S IA, N IL, N IN, S MI, N OH as far as Cleveland. I`ve been listening only on SW direct, not webcast or remotes (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** VANUATU. 11835, June 26 at 0550, RV, 3 x 3945, in presumed Bislama, poorly audible S4-S7 but better than it has been for several nights; despite storm noise this high in the band from the Nebraska area; 0556 improving with ``island music``. JBA carrier on 7890 = 2 x  3945. I don`t even bother to try the fundamental this early (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0354 UT June 27