lunedì 12 ottobre 2020

Glenn Hauser logs October 12, 2020

** COLOMBIA. 4940, Oct 12 at 0144, anonymous mystery missionary station with gospel huxter in Spanish is S8-S9 into TWR Bonaire KiwiSDR, showing characteristic minus 5.1 to 5.6 Hz carrier offset in SynchAM mode (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 5025, Oct 12 at 0607, R. Rebelde is S9+30 of dead air except for some crackle --- something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 11880, Oct 12 at 1516, CRI English relay is S9+10 but undermodulated: turn up the volume. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** FRANCE. 7390, Oct 12 at 0555, French with very heavy African accent, then more Parisian speakers, about megawatts, power discussion? S9+10, is RFI at 0500-0600, 500 kW, 150 degrees from Issoudun (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** IRELAND [and non]. 5505-USB, Oct 12 at 0602, VOLMET in English by roboyl; and similar sounding competing VOLMET on 5450-USB, which are respectively: Shannon; and RAF somewhere in UK (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SPAIN. 684, Oct 12 at 0612, among 9-kHz TA carrier search, this one is strong enough and far enough from 10-kHz adjacents to pull some Castilian audio, i.e. RNE Sevilla, which WRTH lists one place as 600 kW, another as 200 kW; a bit off frequency causing a het with something else: 50 kW TUNISIA the only likely and seemingly too close to Seville superpower; any direxional arrays? mwoffsets shows RNE normally only -1 Hz low but sometimes +70-74 Hz high (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2055 monitoring: confirmed UT Monday October 12 at 0030 on WRMI 7730, VG direct.

Also confirmed UT Mon Oct 12 at 0130 on WRMI 7780, JBA direct and undermodulated; S8-S9 at UTwente; also almost synchronized on WRN webcast.

Also confirmed UT Mon Oct 12 at 0230 on WRMI 5800, VG S9+15 at Bonaire KiwiSDR; and on 7780, S9 at UTwente SDR.

Also confirmed UT Mon Oct 12 starting at 0306 on Area 51 webcast; while WBCQ 6159.93v is still off the air as it was last night and earlier chex this night; 5130 also still off. Preceding program `Shortwave Music Library` ran overtime.

Also confirmed UT Mon Oct 12 at 0330 on WRMI 9955, good into Brasil SDR. Next:

1800vUT Monday    IRRS 7290 Bulgaria to WNW, 594-Italy
0100 UT Tuesday   WRMI 7780 to NE
0330 UT Tuesday   WRMI 5800 to SSE
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday  WRMI 7780 to NE

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** U S A. 7490-7520, Oct 12 at 0549, WRNO extended broadcast is splattering out to this range from overmodulated, distorted 7505 as `Maranatha Radio` from California is wrapping up in English. Fortunately, WWCR and WBCQ do not need their threatened frequencies at this hour (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 1540-, reply to my off-frequency log: ``Glenn, KGBC 1540 Galveston is running a Spanish language religious format, also audible in parts of Houston metro on K269GS 101.7 in Pasadena, Texas.  The same programmer also has "RTVH" on KUBE 57.5, which is actually one of ten subchannels on the station. The radio and TV frequently cross promote, so that is obviously what you heard. Stephen Luce, Houston, Texas`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 17775-, Oct 12 at 1510, KVOH surprisingly strong and steady S9+20/30, smax of HF sporadic E boost over 1100+ mile path, but DXMap depending on ham contacts shows no Es MUF at all. Meanwhile, US stations eastward remain JBA carriers: 15825, 15770, tho 15750 DRM WINB is stronger. Meanwhile, K6FRC HIFER 1.8-milliwatt beacon is not making it on 13565-CW, tho admittedly from different Cal-part.

KVOH is amid `Frecuencia al Dia` with Célio Romais` DX news in Brazilian-accented Spanish, or Portunhol or Españuguês; then Happy Birthday song and Dino greets listeners completing years in octubre (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** VENEZUELA. 6906.08-CUSB, Oct 1 at 0145, Venezuela 93.7 with songs at S4-S6 into Bonaire SDR (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search Oct 12 at 0610-0620: 558, 585(2), 612, 621, 639(2), *684(2), 693(2), 747, 774(2), 837(2), 846(TP), 882, 936, 999, 1026, 1035, 1044, *1053, 1089, 1098, 1107(2), 1116, 1125(2), 1134(2), 1152, 1215. *strongest; in the case of 684 also audio, see SPAIN (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 11665, Oct 12 at 1517, JBA talk: could it be the sporadically active Wai FM, Malaysia? No, EiBi shows that only until 1420, with CRI Pashto via Kunming at 1500-1600. However, Aoki/NDXC shows RTM overlapping until 1600; the only two stations on 11665 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1711 UT October 12