sabato 30 gennaio 2021

Glenn Hauser logs January 30, 2021

** BELGIUM. 14266-USB, Jan 30 at 1615, OQ4U making quick pro-forma contacts with US stations, some kind of contest, giving signal reports as ``S9-315-VB``, consecutively increasing to 316, etc. Call fonetix always clear as ``Ocean Quebec Four Uniform`` -- doesn`t he know that O = Oscar in this paramilitary system? So many hams mix their fonetix, out of ignorance, or just to be distinctive?

``OQ4U Belgium flag Belgium, MARC MICHIELS, HALENSEBAAN 137, TIELT-WINGE 3390, Belgium`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 6060, Jan 30 at 0637, RHC in English, S9/+10, reactivated! This frequency had been off for months despite originally scheduled before 0500 in Spanish, afterwards in English. Is it back to stay? Also // 6000 & 6100 all with adequate modulation and 9700 undermodulated (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 13636 & 13765, Jan 30 at 1527, RHC extremely distorted FMish spurblobs with F# tone approx. plus/minus 64-65 kHz from fundamental 13700-AM; also second-order traces about 13572, 13828, vs Martí 13820. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 15140, Jan 30 at 1530, this RHC is S9+20 but modulation severely suptorted = suppressed & distorted; other frequencies sound OK, 13700, 11760, 9650. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** EAST TURKISTAN. About corporate complicity in Uighur slave labor, as heard on NPR Weekend Edition Saturday Jan 30 via KOSU: (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 4060-USB, John Carver replies to my pirate log:

``Bread and Puppet Radio --- Glenn, just finished reading your most recent log report. It might not be anything but I've always been fascinated by the sixties communes. Have three or four dozen books on the subject. About a year ago I read an overview of communes around Taos, New Mexico and right after that about communes in Vermont. I think it was in the New Mexico book but there was a piece about some crazy old fart who had been in the theater for most of his life. He built life sized puppets and started a commune to train people to build puppets and put on shows with them. His real passion though was baking bread and would make hundreds of loaves of bread at the same time. He'd sell it door to door, give it to people on street corners and when he had enough people to put on the puppet shows he'd give a loaf of bread to everyone in the audience. It was called the Bread and Puppet Theater. Perhaps Zekey has a thing about communes also. I'd have to dig out the books and look it up but I think the book was called Memoirs of a Taos Hippie or some such. At any rate that was the first thing that popped into my head when I read Bread and Puppet Radio. A hell of a coincidence. John`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. Re 6935-USB, my R. Nova eQSL and SSTV, ``but what is it?`` Jonathan Rice replies:

``Photo: La statua in ferro di Re Artù --- Bossiney Road, Tintagel PL34 0AJ, England. Description: A 3.6 mile walk on part of the South West Coast Path around Tintagel`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 7265-LSB, Sat Jan 30 at 1603, WB5ALM, as NCS of Salvation Army net reading boilerplate, reference website; says also liaison with another SA net on 14265 daily except Sundays at 16 (15?) UT. Also have a digital mode net on 14065. SA is currently still working on the Alabama tornado aftermath. 1605 opening for check-ins, but no replies! Some may have checked in earlier, then starts calling them. shows this is a club station:

``WB5ALM USA flag USA, WILLIAM H FEIST III, SATERN ALM Division, PO BOX 4857, Jackson, MS 39296 USA`` While Feist`s own call is WB8BZH.

But what does ALM stand for? First, what does SATERN mean? ``Salvation Army Team Emergency Radio Network``. Nothing about ALM on the About page. Maybe just refers to the word ``alms`` as in being helpful? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2071 monitoring: barely confirmed Saturday January 30 at 1315 the 1300 on WRMI 15770 JBA but sounds like my voice cadence. Next:

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
1901 UT 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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** U S A. 9333.0, Jan 30 at 1601, open carrier, and *no* signal on 9330 from WBCQ SuperStation. When 9330 is operating, have never heard 9333 carrier/het on at same time, so suspect same defective transmitter. This was direct; and again at 1742 recheck via KB0FX remote in MO, still thus at S5-S6, with carrier offset varying minus 8.3 to 9.0 Hz. Unlikely the Cuban spy which is also on 9330 but only after 0700. I`ve heard 9333 previously under same circumstances, July 17 and June 24, 2020.

Last night on 6160v AAAWWW, John Carver reports: ``Phone call at 0134 from a gentleman who informed them that he thought the superstation was down again. Allan explained that they may have turned the antenna in another direction. Jason sent them a message stating that the superstation was indeed down due to another leak in the cooling system.`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 7778 & 7782, Jan 30 at 1605, carriers flanking 7780 WRMI; axually, 7780 is transmitting 2 kHz DSB tone, why? Trace of mod on center frequency, TOMBS as Sabbathly modulating properly on // 7570, 7730; 9395, 9455, 9955; 5800-carrier, 5850, 5950; while 15770 remains with SMTV and 21525 JBA carrier presumed still R. Africa, which is not in pan-America since Pangaea (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1914 UT January 30