sabato 23 gennaio 2021

Glenn Hauser logs January 22, 2021

** ALBANIA [non]. 5850, Friday January 22 at 2300 checking secret R. Tirana relay via WRMI: certainly not the same episode I heard 8 days ago and seems current rather than pre-Xmas. As always sign-on claims RT is heard ``only on internet`` refusing even to recognize this SW airtime, probably donated. Program previews: news, press review, profile. Caster is YL this time rather than OM. Signal very strong but also high local noise level, plus accent makes it hard to follow. Does mention date January 20, 2021 in connexion with something. 2307 so-called Press Review seems all about industrial and agricultural produxion statistics just like in the good-ole Stalinist days; also funding for a hydro power project with date mentioned January 27, 2021. 2313 into Profile of an opera singer born 24.1.35. His name mentioned once at the start and I could not catch it at all; they should at least spell names of such subjects for us ignorant listeners. Example played: him singing the tune which is also RT`s theme song; identity and source of which we discussed in detail last year.

As for the Jan 14 show I heard before, Richard Lemke, St. Albert, Alberta, replies about that: ``Dear Glenn: WRMI, 5850 kHz, 2300 UT. After hearing the Mailbag Show on Radio Tirana on Jan 12, 13, 14, 15, Yes, I did hearing confirming the same program with mail from FL and how Albanians celebrate Christmas. According to information that I heard from Sheldon Harvey, the building on site has been demolished, is gone. I tried to send an e mail that got returned to me very fast. Richard Lemke, January 21, 2021`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** BRAZIL. 11815+, Jan 22 at 0253, checking for something else at Pardinho SP SDR, I find splatter down past 11810, from this with music and Brazuguese talk, S9+15/25, in SynchAM mode displaying slight carrier offset+plus varying 10-12 Hz; and to the ear rather distorted. I.e. must be R. Brasil Central, Goiânia, active here but rarely detected direct (nor on 4985); perhaps with summer sporadic E boost. Distance 718 km = 446 statute miles (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CANADA. 290-MCW kHz, Jan 22 at 0726 UT, dash and QR, 100-watt ND beacon at Regina, Saskatchewan. This area of LW is often blocked by local noise blob peak (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 13629 & 13770 approx., Jan 22 at 1452, just traces of spurblobs from RHC 13700; something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** JAPAN. 6115, Jan 22 at 0715, song at S9+10/20, seems too strong for R. Nikkei, let alone Congo; quite a bit stronger than the other JOZ, S9+10 on 6055. Fleeting thought, maybe RHC jumped off frequency? 0719 song, ``Love Was Made For Me And You``, letter by letter in English and then announcement sounds Japanesish English; no J signals yet on 75m to compare vs hams. But must be Nikkei (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6935-USB, Jan 22 at 2157, rock music past 2200, fair signal; 2205 synthyl ID for Radio Nova and address; more music none recognized; 2221 ID; 2224 loon? calls mixed with voice ID by synthom, modulated Morse code RADIO NOVA, ID again, 2226 repeat loons and MCW ID; 2227 occasional bird/nature calls, about to go off? No, one more voice ID at 2228 and SSTV beepery until 2230* seems really finished. SSTV pulsing was at rate of about 144/minute, or 2.4 per second -- restarting each scan line? More reports and images here, none of them sharp:,77084.0.html (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2070 contents: Albania non, Ascension, Brasil, Canada, Chile, Cuba, Egypt, Eritrea, France, Germany, India, Korea South, Kurdistan non, Kuwait, Madagascar, Myanmar, New Zealand, Perú, Scotland non, Solomon Islands, Spain, Turkey, UK, USA, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Zambia; DX on 2 MHz band; and the propagation outlook [regret some editing upcuts; in too big a hurry]

WOR 2070 is available as of 0206 UT Friday January 22, 2021
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The shortwave broadcasts should be:

0130 UT Friday WRMI 5850 to NW, 7780 to NE [confirmed]
1300 UT Saturday WRMI 15770 to NE
2030vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
2230 UT Saturday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
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
1900vUT Monday IRRS 7290 Bulgaria to WNW, 594-Italy
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
2300 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S

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Confirmed first broadcast UT Friday January 22 at 0130 on WRMIs: 5850 S9+20 VG direct except high local noise level is also S9+20! It goes off at 0147 but back on after a few minutes; and 7780 poor but audible (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6885 & weaker 6810, Jan 22 at 0711, mystery open AM carriers find themselves here today; various other frequencies in the area elsewhen (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0030 UT January 23