sabato 2 gennaio 2021

Glenn Hauser logs January 2, 2021 [more]

** AUSTRIA [non]. Comment sent via PBS Great Performances webform:

``No COVID at Wiener Philharmoniker? --- Always anticipated and enjoyed. New Year concert is obviously heavily post-produced with dancing outside in the summer; yet there was no audience in the hall due to COVID. Yet, not a mask anywhere on the non-blowing musicians, and no social distancing. WHEN was that actually recorded??? It would appear to be pre-COVID except for the zero audience. It may be for ``2021`` but I could not catch any (c) year at end of the credits. Were the musicians really voluntarily put at risk? Will there be follow-ups on how many were infected or died as a result of this?`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 9700 & 6145, Jan 2 at 0706, neither RHC English frequency is on, but 6100 remains at S9+10 but of air that is dead. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 13771 & 13629 approx., Jan 2 at 1453, RHC FMish F# spurblobs but only S1, from 13700-AM plus and minus ~71 kHz; lower one blox JBA 13630-AM carrier, i.e. VOA Kirundi at 1400-1500 Sat & Sun only via VATICAN, violating Separation of Church and State; spurs still same at 1539 without the 13630. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** ERITREA [non]. 17545.051V, Jan 2 at 1534, JBA off-frequency and wobbling audibly as I try to measure it to about 17545.060, i.e. the Sat & Wed-only Bayto Yaikl clandestine via RMI via presumed Issoudun, FRANCE defective transmitter. At 1550 I check same via South Africa TWR KiwiSDR in SAM mode displaying offset plus carrier cycling between 34 and 65 Hz; S7-S9, quite readable about COVID-19. No signal at all via the Qatar Qiwi; there are none closer to Eritrean target (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** GERMANY. 11900, Jan 2 at 1458, outro of `Christ Gospel` huxter program with Jeffersonville, Indiana address, then sign-off of Bible Voice Broadcasting at Newmarket, Ontario address; with long/short path echo and off 1500*. Aoki shows Saturday only at 1400-1458 via Nauen, Christ Gospel as first semihour only. HFCC shows 250 kW at 102 degrees for CIRAF 41 = Pakistan/India/Bangladesh. Short path Nauen to Enid is 8079 km = 5020 stmi. 24900 minus 5020 for long-path would be 19880 stmi. Difference 19880 minus 5020 = 14860. 14860 divided by speed of light 186,000 mi/sec = .08 second delay or about 1/12 of one second echo. We are probably getting primary signal off-the-back direct which would be aimed 282 degrees (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** IRELAND [and non]. 13264-USB, Jan 2 at 1456, VOLMET by YL in English, S4-S5, i.e. Shannon. No better, 13270-USB Gander OM (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NIGERIA. 7255-, Jan 2 at 0706, VON succeeds on air, S7-S9 but JBM = just barely modulated; why bother? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 13565-CW, Jan 2 at 1455, HIFER beacon K6FRC quite clear with continuous IDs from Patterson, California, claimed to be only 1.8 milliwatts; the only one audible on the 13550-13570 ISM Part 15 band, no WV from WV on 13555 now; but always the non-IDing pulsing on 13560 which could be from local store or medical RF devices, and/or propagated (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2067 monitoring: slept thru the Sat Jan 2 airing at 1300-1329 on WRMI 15770; anyone hear it? Next:

2030vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
2300 UT Saturday WRMI 7780 to NE
0400vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0415; as late as 0500]
2300vUT Sunday WBCQ 6160v Area 51 to WSW
0030 UT Monday WRMI 7730 to WNW
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE, 5800 to SSE
0430 UT Monday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
1901vUT Monday IRRS 7290 Bulgaria to WNW, 594-Italy
0330 UT Tuesday WRMI 5800 [presumed resumed]
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
2300 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE [ex-0100, presumed resumed]
and also new 5010 to S [unconfirmed]

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** U S A. 1220 kHz, Jan 2 at 0707 UT tune-in, immediately hear very slow Morse code IDs for WCPH, about four in a row; 0708 sweeps going upward; 0710 VVV WCPH IDs at `normal` speed. 0711 continuous 1 kHz tones with a couple brief pauses; 0713 VVV WCPH IDs very slow and some fading; 0715 no tones heard, maybe voice announcements but totally unreadable. I`m tuning in USB which may help audiblize the MCW.

Thruout, WCPH quite distinct from the rumble of multiple AM stations, nothing readable from any of them. Nothing further needed to be sure I heard it, even after the first 10 seconds. Others reported it started an hour earlier from 0600 UT instead of publicized 0700-0900, with full day power of 1000 watts on day pattern --- but listed as U1 nondirexional day and night, 1000/109 watts. Congrats to WCPH on its 65th anniversary.

This on my Icom R75 fed by 100-foot east-west longwire, a few feet above snow on the ground, favoring reception from the east. Not necessary to check via alternative DX-398 with internal antenna only. Please eQSL.

Etowah is between Knoxville and Chattanooga, east of I-75. 1351 km = 858 statute miles city to Enid. I`m still not sure how to pronounce it, as I don`t recall ever hearing it uttered during all my years in Knoxville; but spelt backwards it is Hawote. It is certainly an interesting name. Googling on it I discover first that there is an Etowah in Oklahoma, a tiny town SE of Norman: ``ETOWAH. Located in Cleveland County, Etowah lies on Etowah Road eleven miles east of Noble. Historian George Shirk noted that the town name was derived from a Cherokee settlement in Georgia,`` says the Oklahoma Historical Society. Wikipedia says, ``Etowah is a Muskogee (Creek) word (Muscogee spelling: italwa) for 'town'/'people'/'tribe'``. More here about the WCPH Etowah: (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, WOR)

This report despatched at 1920 UT January 2