giovedì 15 ottobre 2020

Glenn Hauser logs October 14, 2020 [more]

** MADAGASCAR. 13710, Oct 14 at 2109, something new: ``His mother waited up for him``, repeated over and over --- a secret spy message? No, alternating with something in Chinese, so a language lesson; first thought VOA? But next phrase to learn is ``The Bible tells us to wait patiently on the Lord`` --- oh, oh, better not be VOA. Nothing is scheduled in the big three on 13710 at this hour, but MWV is on 13710 until 2100 in Arabic. Chinese follows supposed to be on 11610 where it`s always good here, aimed at Europe, so failed to change frequency! Wish I had figured this out in time to check whether 11610 were missing today (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 9830, Oct 14 at 2205, VOT English inbooming to UTwente at S9+40 with usual features, but after same old COVID-19 PSA and `Today in History`, just music fill after 2218, no `Letterbox` on yet another Wednesday. But the music is really nice (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2055 monitoring: confirmed Wed Oct 14 from 2100:18 on WBCQ 7490.06v, S6-S8 direct as reception gradually improves; jump to 2200 in November will help more.

Also confirmed surprise new time on WRMI 9955, Wed Oct 14 at 2200, caught by Richard Lemke, Alberta; and now it is on the skedgrid too.

Next: 0100 UT Thursday  WRMI 7780 to NE

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WOR 2056 should be ready by early UT Friday October 16 for first broadcast at 0130 on WRMIs 5850 & 5010 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 18155-USB, Oct 14 at 2103, ham in ``western Washington`` in contact with weaker station, but he is in deep fades avoiding ID, typical of sporadic E. First catch on ``17`` m in a few weeks despite frequent scanthrus. DXMaps did not catch this opening MUF even unto <19 MHz. OSOB and also not a thing on 16m SWBC band, and probably not either a single transmission now from anywhere in Hemisphere West (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0016 UT October 15