mercoledì 18 novembre 2020

Glenn Hauser logs November 17-18, 2020

** CANADA. 2749-USB, Nov 18 at 0253, synthyl in French with marine weather, S8 vs local noise level of S7. shows the latest start among the four Canadian CG stations timesharing 2749 is 0240 from VCS-21, 1500 watts from Halifax, NS but not marked as bilingual. Nothing heard nor scheduled at this time from Newfoundland on 2598-USB (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CAYMAN ISLANDS. Andy Robins replies to my non-log of CBC, appended  to my yes-log of Puerto Rico beacon: ``Glenn: Regarding your question about the non-directional beacon CBC on 415 kHz on Cayman Brac, Cayman Islands: someone on the NDB List reflector posted a report last week stating that, per a NOTAM (Notice to Airmen), this beacon has been "permanently withdrawn" from service. 73, Andy Robins, Kalamazoo, Michigan USA`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** COLOMBIA? 4940, Nov 18 at 0224, good S9/+10 signal direct from anonymous mystery missionary station, gospel huxter in Spanish (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. It`s Nov 17 into UT Nov 18, when RHC B-20 changes are finally supposed to go into effect, according to Arnie, but they have not. Did he tell the tri-site transmitter operators? Our monitoring:

15370, Nov 17 at 2202, tune in too late to hear the entire Spanish frequency announcement but I don`t expect it to be brand-new. VG here, nothing yet on new 13680 supposedly for Europe. Nothing on 11880 supposed to be revived this hour for English to Africa, nor on previously used 9720 or 7380. Opening `Revista Nuestra América` as scheduled Mon-Sat at 5-7 pm = 22 UT: at least they have the 5-hour winter time conversion correct. // 11800 is still on with plus/minus 10 JBA parasites, not 11850; 11760 is overmodulated; // 9535, 9640 not 9650, 5040, 13740. Something`s always wrong at RHC. Further:

5025, Nov 17 at 2235, R. Rebelde is on with OK mod after missing yesterday, S9+15/25 but less than 5040 RHC at S9+20/30.

6145, Nov 18 at 0109, RHC English is still here and still going by 0100; not on 9700 yet.

4765, Nov 18 at 0223, R. Progreso music is suptorted at S9+30.

5025, Nov 18 at 0225, R. Rebelde music is undermodulated at S9+10.

Don`t you believe this version of the RHC schedule which is undated but with plenty of long-gone frequencies, like 17580, 17750, 17730, 9850, 9820, 9550, 6165, 6075, 11840; 11670 for English at 20-21 --- I can`t remember that ever in use. Under that heading I was looking for a *program* schedule with names and times of individual shows, but instead it is a far-outdated transmission schedule. Wake up, ``Webmaster: Reinier Clemente López``, if not also outdated.

It does show after 22 UT, `Revista Nuestra América`, which quite some time ago replaced the broader more generic `Revista Informativa de la Tarde`. ``Our America`` --- is Cuba laying claim to the entire continent, infecting The Revolution everywhere, i.e. excluding the US of America? Or is this magazine restricted to info concerning the W Hemisphere only? If not, why call it that? Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6970-AM, Nov 18 at 0210-0250+, S7-S8 JBA soft music, at first piano, no announcements thru 0221 at least, presumably a pirate; one other unID log of this at:,74437.0.html from someone in Alabama, ``unid 6970.07 am 0215 utc 18 Nov 20 « on: Today at 02:17 » Unid station with music signal that is weak. Thanks for the show. Signal has drifted to 6969.9 am « Last Edit: Today at 02:20 by blw »``. 6970 is also a 24-hour Sound of Hope + CNR1 jamming frequency, but format and propagation time are both to the contrary for both (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 11720, Nov 17 at 2233, steady S9+25 of dead air --- surely it`s VOA Grimesland, having failed to turn off at 2200*. It`s certainly not VN1 from Vietnam, only thing scheduled in HFCC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 7490.1v, Tue Nov 17 at 2205, WBCQ poor signal with `AAAWWW` playback filler; at 2226 reading an article about pioneer station WWJ Detroit. Oh2, this hour the pioneer hacker show `Off the Hook` from WBAI is on the websked; what happened? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. WRMI observations: 5850, Nov 18 at 0229, is OFF, but back on with TOMBS when checked at 0410. At 0230, 5800 is nominal; 5950 is JBA presumed WRMI? But the 7s are ON, with 7780 nominally to the NE now a surprising S9+20 saying ``Bible Commentary`` but immediately into Brazuguese; 7730 and 7570 both S9+40 of BS (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. Reply to my hearing WJHR 15555-USB on air again: ``I had, indeed, been checking periodically. The last time was Sunday (15 November) at around 1630 UT. They weren't back on yet then. -- Richard Langley`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 7505, Nov 18 at 0212 check, WRNO is gone again (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 9385, Nov 18 at 0257 check, S4-S6 of something presumably WEWN English too high/close/offbeam to propagate well; On Nov 16, Ivo Ivanov reported that this was OFF the air from 0000 to 0900, but I wonder if it was just not propagating all the way to Bulgaria (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** VENEZUELA. Re 6906 ROCV off the air, Manuel Méndez, Spain got this communique from station in the form of a jpg, which I transcribe as non-punxuated but at least axentuated:

``COMUNICADO --- Estamos fuera de transmisión Por fallas técnicas y eléctricas pronto estaremos nuevamente al aire ING Gregorio Kina está trabajando para solucionar esta problemática`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, Nov 18 at 0100-0108: 1575, 1548, 1539, 1521, 1503, 1341, 1314(2), 1305(2), *1215(2), 1179, 1152(2), 1134(2), 1107(2), 1098(2), 1053, 1044, 999, 981, 936(2), 909, *891, *882(2), 855(2), 837, 819, 801, 774(2), 747, 729, 711, 693, 684(2), 639(2), 621, 612, 585, 567 ?566.4?, 549, 531(2).

I am making a point of surveying these now, altho an hour earlier would be even better, since recently some signals from ``China`` have been reported as far as Michigan on 1521 and 1098. With Sa`udi off 1521 after 2230v, any carrier there attracts attention. 1521 at 00-02 UT is CRI via Urumqi, East Turkistan, land of cultural genocide and ChiCom brainwashing of Uyghurs; in Russian with 500 kW, per EiBi, first hour to Siberia, second to Central Asia, so presumably with a beam change around 0100 more favorable to us. There is nothing else in Eurasia on 1521 over 10 kW. 1098 could be CNR-11 domestic service in Tibetan, 1000 kW from Golmud altho there are several lesser possibilities. * = strongest signals during this check; (2) = at least two carriers beating. 566.4 could be a local birdie; no such variants known. Of course I am unlikely to get any identifiable language audio, but I keep doing this to confirm that at least remnants of all these stations do penetrate so deep into North America (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)


JOHN OLIVER`S LAST WEEK TONIGHT --- 2020 finale until Feb 2021

Good riddance to 2020!!!

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This report dispatched at 0459 UT November 18