mercoledì 9 settembre 2020

Glenn Hauser logs September 9, 2020

** CANADA. 14670-CUSB, Sept 9 at 1413, CHU is on and audible, unlike yesterday daytime (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CHINA. CNR1 WOOB jammer survey Sept 9 at 1403: none higher than 11460 & 11440 & 10920 JBA carriers (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 11175-USB, Sept 9 at 1419, US military drill with alfanumerix such as 4XQSQQU, same voice not only reverbing but offset by a few seconds, with background noise. 1421 ``This is Toolbox, out``. 1422, ``Rough Gym/Jim, this is Ironman, on 8992``! ``How copy my station?`` -- no answer and this is still on 11175. At 1440 ``Toolbox`` again on 11175-USB and now I also hear weaker 8992-USB, but not on two receivers to confirm duplication. At 1510 also hearing same thing on 15016-USB (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2050 monitoring, next:
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday  WRMI 7780 to NE

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** U S A. 850, Sept 9 at 0629 UT, KOA Denver is on tonight in C2CAM break. I notified NRC and IRCA that it seemed off the night before, Sept 8 and also Sept 6; Paul Walker, Laramie WY, replied,

``No Glenn, incorrect. KOA has not been off at all and has been operating as normal during the times you mention, according to a KOA engineer I spoke to. AM conditions up here have been interesting lately. I've had a few stations that should be strong be pretty weak and I've heard stations I don't normally hear being present.``

I`m still not convinced; tho it is hard to prove a negative. ND 50 kW KOA at under 500 miles is totally dominant here, yet I heard no trace of it, when conditions were `normal` as far as I could tell --- certainly no auroral blackout (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** VIETNAM. 9730, 7280, 7220, Sept 9 at 1600, VOV in English is still on SW: first trying S Korea KiwiSDR, 9730 poor with lo het and Chinese CCI; 7280 Chinese also mixing with VOV English; 7220 JBA English only. Aoki/NDXC shows both 9730 & 7280 also with Sound of Hope from Taiwan at this time, so jammed of course, Commies vs Commies! CRI in Russian also sked at 16 on 9730, so it gets jammed too. Better frequency management, such as avoiding China would make VOV more successful a SW broadcaster.

7280 always has a bigsig into UTwente splashing upon IRRS/WOR on 7290 Mondays at 1800, so how about now at 1600? Yes, VG S9+15 signal without the CCCCCCI; 9730 is even better, S9+20 but with some hum, AMSynch measuring it on 9729.947v; while 7220 on different beam is poorly audible.

1615 into mailbag, with 75th anniversary congrats from Pakistanis; NOTE! Says since September 1 these broadcasts are *temporarily* off due to ``technical problems``: 7315 to eastern North America [WHRI], and 12020 [sic] to Indonesia! 1621 music break, closing offering eQSL for reports to 1627 dead air break before next language.

I did not get around to checking 12019- and 9839+ before they would have finished total span scheduled 1000-1530.

Meanwhile, Tony Molloy forwards this VOV story which does not mention anything about SW, boding ill: ``“Untold stories”, a special program marking 75th anniversary of VOV's English Service --- Monday, September 7, 2020 | 12:42:00 

(VOVWORLD) - The Voice of Vietnam national radio station started broadcasting from Hanoi on September 7th, just 5 days after the establishment of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam, now the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. The English program was among the first foreign language programs broadcast overseas on that day. Since then, September 7 has always been a great occasion to recall VOV’s history and development... via Dr Hansjoerg Biener 9 September 2020`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 4940, Sept 9 at 0357, continued from previous report, via TWR Bonaire SDR, outro previous `Lecciones de la Historia` as from Fuerza de Paz, bit of music, NO ID, 0400 into sermonizing citing I Corinthians. Final check on own R75 at 0625: still there JBA talk vs HSNL. Also reported by Lúcio Otávio Bobrowiec, much earlier:

``Unid. 4940 kHz; 08-09/09, 2348-0108 pop music, slow spanish music, male in spanish “programacion”, slow spanish music, from 0030 until 0108 music sounding like religious, slow, but at 0035 female announcements and 0045 male in spanish. Started mixing with another station, 0015 improve, from 0045 signal deterioration, all talks unreadable, poor (LOB). [34 second clip at 0004, song only] Tecsun PL310et, Antenna wire 6m long, Embu SP Brasil`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)


COLUMN: If everyone wore a mask, we would know they cared
Jeff Mullin | Enid News & Eagle Sep 6, 2020 (via gh)

This report dispatched at 1838 UT September 9