mercoledì 1 luglio 2020

Glenn Hauser logs June 30, 2020



Both updated as of June 30

** ALBANIA [non]. 15770, June 30 at 2030 I happen to tune across here as the Radio Tirana IS plays via WRMI; soon canned sign on claiming it`s only on internet, as if this SW relay be inconsequential or even unknown at HQ! Well, it is just about, as the original 6-day-a-week schedule has been pared down and down to only one, on Tuesdays, presumably ceded to paying customers. Off the side here, this one anyway is unusable, S9-S7 but too much noise level (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CHINA. CNR1 jammer survey June 30 at 1329: 14850 S9-S6 fluttery; 14400 JBA carrier algo; 15130; 12880 JBA; 12870 S9-S7; 12190 JBA carrier (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NIGERIA [and non]. 7254.9v, June 30 at 0550, VON is on already with open carrier except for some hum; 0559 recheck in IS and sign-on Hausa; after missing a few nights. This does not deter a ham QSO on 7253-LSB at 0600 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NIGERIA. 11769.903V, June 30 at 2033, VON in unknown talk, Hausa scheduled, S9-S7 but noisy and undermodulated? Often detected in the afternoons here, always way off-frequency, but haven`t measured it in quite a while. Carrier slightly unstable too (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. 92.3, June 30 circa 1430 UT on caradio, on the way to Primary poll to advance Sen. Inhofe`s opposition, Oklahoma news where normally only fringe remnants of somethings, KS dominant; non-ID as ``Z-92``, soon obviously the Woodward station which is only 10.5 kW H&V ERP, altho ``Z-92`` is not in the WTFDA DB:
``KMZE 92.3 WOODWARD OK 10.5 368.0 m 36-16-23 99-26-45 TALK/SPORTS TRI STATES NEWS TALK SPORTS``.
Searching 92.3 on ``Z-92`` (hyphen required) would lead instead to stations in FL, NE. Minor tropo enhancement westward (Glenn Hauser, Enid, WOR)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 5890, June 30 at 0552, WWCR-4 is off again, no Brother Scare here. Daytime channel 9980 also gone, June 30 at 1743 check. So maybe the transmitter be broken, or Overcomer`s virtually 24/7 buyout be over already in less than a full month? Had not paid attention to whether the previous few hours a weekday with otherhuxters remain on #4 air: 9980 M-F 20-21; 5890 Tu-Sa 02-04. But June 30 at 2025, 9980 is also OFF. Maybe we shall see a revised program schedule after July 1, mostly blank (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 9830, June 30 at 2221, VOT is detectable, but very weak and unreadable vs no RTTY, but local persistent birdie, talk rather than music fill. Try UTwente, and find excellent reception, `Turkey`s Tourist Attraxions` about Mardin, ending into music at 2223 --- one of the talk programs still being aired if not produced, probably evergreens. Mardin is in the southeast, i.e. Kurdistan and has a majority-Kurdish population who spell it Mêrdin. I`ll bet TRT didn`t emphasize that or even mention it (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2040 monitoring: confirmed UT Tue June 30 at
0100 on WRMI 7780, JBA here, good at UTwente SDR. Next:
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday  WRMI 7780 to NE

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** U S A. WRMI: see ALBANIA [non]

** U S A. WWCR: see SOUTH CAROLINA [non]

** U S A. 93.1, re my strange reception of KRVN 93.1 over a 319-mile path, there is of course a #3 possibility for propagation mode --- meteor scatter. I did not consider this at the time, since it lasted at least a minute and did not display any rapid fading, both of which are uncharacteristic of MS --- but the ``in-between`` distance is more appropriate, and a fireball might have lasted that long. I wonder if there is any reference of such events and their precise locations and timings (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
UNIDENTIFIED. 7755-USB, June 30 at 0544, weak 2-way with ``cambios``, but don`t recognize any other Spanish. Do they also say ``cambio`` in Tagalog or any other languages? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 2237 UT June 30