sabato 23 gennaio 2021

Glenn Hauser logs January 23, 2021 [really]

** ALBANIA [non]. Re: Opera Singer profile on Radio Tirana 22/1/21...

``Glenn, As you said, this has been discussed previously but I’ll mention again that the singer would be Gaqo Çako (pronounced GA-chyoh CHA-Koh). Passed away 1/8/18

RT`s signature tune “Këputa një gjethe dafine" was his song that won the 1978 Festivali I Kënges (Song Festival). He was apparently a participant in 28 FIK’s and won 3 times.

Regarding a building being demolished --- are we talking about the RTSH HQ in downtown Tirana? I walked past the facilities back in 2010 (just down the road from the still-intact former home of Enver Hoxha) and would not be surprised if it’s being renovated. When I was there, Albania was a whole big construction site and Tirana’s current mayor is keen on modernising the city. - Regards, BRIAN POWELL VK2XBP, Sydney, Australia``

``Hi, > Regarding a building being demolished: That's most likely about the old building of Radio Tirana (the station moved out of it in 1965). I believe the demolishing has nothing to do with the RTSH current building on Rruga Ismail Qemali.
73, Dmitry Mezin, Kazan/RUS``

``Thanks for the clarification, Dmitry! I was aware there was the old premises of RT and they were repurposed in the communist era but I assumed that would have been demolished long ago. Then again, I would have thought Enver`s house would have been demolished, but it still stands right in the middle of the now-trendy Blloku neighbourhood. -- Regards, BRIAN POWELL, VK2XBP, Sydney, Australia`` (WOR iogroup via gh, WOR)

** BRAZIL. 11905-11910-11915, Jan 23 at 0327, RNA DRM via Bonaire SDR with S/N only 7.4 to 8.4 dB but good decode, mostly music. Displays Service 1 as ``AAC(A2B000) Brasil DRM Exp EEP Data 12.46 kbps``; and Service 2 as ``(A2B001) DRM Journaline EEP Data 2.30 kbps`` with a few rotating one-line headlines displayed, such as about COVID in Amazonas; 0348 now S5-S6, S/N 11.9 dB, 12.46 kbps with solid tho lofi copy, voice ID ``Nacional FM 96.1, música brasileira em primeiro lugar`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CANADA. 284-MCW kHz, Jan 23 at 0712 UT, ND beacon QD with dash, in The Pas, Manitoba, except it`s totally miskeyed as ``ЯС`` -- Cyrillic; the Russians are coming!2 .-.-/... as previously explained (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CHINA. 9155, Jan 23 at 0745, assertive YL in Chinese at S5-S9, // weaker S3-S5 9280, both CNR1 jamming frequencies against Sound of Hope (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR) See also TAIWAN [non]

** CUBA. 13508 vs CODAR, 13572 S6, 13636 S9+20, 13766 S9, 13831 S7-S9, 13896 S2, 13964 trace, all approx., spurblobs out of 13700-AM RHC which is S9+20, mostly music at 1535 Jan 23. Closer ones quite readable in FM or AM modes with F# tone, totally unreadable in SSB; wide but intervals of approx. 65 kHz; peters out just in time not to show above 14000 in hamband. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** GERMANY [non]. 15350, Jan 23 at 1550, S5-S6, rapid clickbeepery, signature of that defective Issoudun, FRANCE transmitter, also talk in presumed Hausa during DW`s Saturday-only silly-ballgame service, except does not sound like play-by-play; no crowd noise because being played without an audience? Also // 15195 slightly stronger with no beepclix. Both nominally 500 kW, only 7 degrees apart, 172 and 165 azimuths respectively (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** GUINEA [and non]. 9650, Jan 23 at 0742, S7-S9 French talk atop some music, i.e. sporadically active RTG, vs North Korea`s multihour Japanese service starting at 0700. Guinea should be in clear from its *0600 after Cuban 0500* (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6935-USB, Jan 22 at 2157-2230*, e-QSL from RADIO NOVA received 5 minutes after they must have seen my last log report posted; fortunately, since I had their email address wrong and had not yet sent directly to them; it`s Illustration on QSL is same as on SSTV closing image. Thanks! It`s now #109 in my QSL gallery: in addition to previous Radio Novas #89 and #94, also on 6935-USB (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TAIWAN [non]. Freedom Synergy Radio, the pro-Taiwan program via WRMI appears to be connected to the wacko Falun Gong cult; an item on WRMI FB about FSR linx to a long article in the FG`s Epoch Times; the same Trumper folx responsible for Sound of Hope and provoking huge jamming network (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2070 monitoring: dozed thru Sat 1300 on WRMI 15770; did anyone hear it? Next:

2030vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
2230 UT Saturday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE [new]
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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** VATICAN [and non]. 11935, Jan 23 at 1556, HOA music at S6-S9, 1557 announcement mentioning e-mail, 1558 dead air with flutter past 1600 when there is a trace of modulation. HFCC shows Vatican Radio in Amharic via SMG, at 1600 switching to Swahili via MADAGASCAR. Radio Martí and jamming 11930 not a problem at first with USB tuning (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 2959.84, Jan 23 at 0212, JBA carrier, maybe trace of modulation, suspected off-frequency MW harmonic e.g. from 1480-, Latin American? I`ve searched old logs and can`t find anything other than Mobile, Alabama, but which was not off-frequency. Now I also try several SDRs in LAm and USA, but nothing. Maybe just a local birdie but bears further checking, also other former harmonic spots, 2940v, 2860v (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report despatched at 1831 UT January 23