domenica 31 gennaio 2021

Glenn Hauser logs January 30-31, 2021

** CHINA. 9230, Jan 31 at 0120, S4-S6 Chinese with flutter; and a weaker suspicious signal on 9120; both in Aoki/NDXC as CNR1 jammers with Sound of Hope, Taiwan (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA [non]. 6060, Jan 31 at 0113, JBA algo presumed IRAN, no RHC, yet? which had resumed last night after 0600 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY [non]. 5960, Sat Jan 30 at 2332, no signal from VOT English into UTwente, just Chinese from Xinjiang PBS, EAST TURKISTAN; so The Mighty KBC via GERMANY will not get a collision from TRT German this week after 0000; however, at 0032 Jan 31, the QRM in Europe from XPBS is pretty bad about equal level. Over here, just KBC to be heard (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2071 monitoring: confirmed Saturday January 30 at 2046 UT on WA0RCR, 1860-AM MO, via KB0FX nearby remote at S9+10 local quality, just started with Australia item; ending at 2114.

Also confirmed Sat Jan 30 at 2240 the 2230 on WRMI 9955, fair on caradio; 2250 check on homerig, VG S9+20/30 with pulse jamming JBA underneath.

Also confirmed Sat Jan 30 at 2300 on WRMI 7780, VG S9+5/15 into UTwente.

Also confirmed UT Sun Jan 31 at 0422 UT on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, MO via KB0FX neighbor remote, about 7 minutes in so started ontime 0415; VG but with heavy CWQRM on both sides. Got to be another 160mb contest, and they won`t give our AM station any leeway. Next:

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. 9330, Jan 30 at 2045, WBCQ SuperStation is still OFF, nor is there any 9333 carrier now (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. Re: Urgent: 5850 squeaking! On Jan 30 I notify WRMI:

``Jeff, No more of that last night, but now it`s doing it again: both before 2300 on 7780 with Tirana, and after 2300 on 5850 with Tirana. So I think it must be either a problem on the original recording, or on your particular System(s) playback equipment. Since I also heard it on Prague after 2330, that would imply the latter. You can see what you hear off-air or studio monitors, and also what their original recordings sound like. [later} 5850 still squeaking at 2344 during Prague. Glenn``

Jeff replies that they have already been working on the problem. Maybe audio processor is being over-driven, rather than other explanations (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 7570, Sat Jan 30 at 2300-2359, `Encore` classical music VG via WRMI; a few glitches, not clear whether on recording or playback. Toward the end during soft passage, trace of the ``bonker`` QRM from 7571.6 also audible (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5085, UT Sun Jan 31 at 0122, WTWW-2 with ham talk, S9/+10 on the meter, but VP *much* weaker than usual to the ear as ``skip is long`` so another loss for TOUTA which probably followed soon tho listening to webcast would have been inconvenient; before 0200 it`s back to distorted rock music. Neighbor WWCRs are much attenuated too, 5935, 5890 and even 4840. K index went up from 0 to 1 from 00 to 03 UT, not accounting for this nor any storms (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 3215, UT Sun Jan 31 at 0157, no signal from WWRB but WWCR-1 should cut on at hourtop. As a matter of fact, WWRB`s license expired last year, and this has been discussed on the WOR iog:

``[WOR] WWRB; Jan 27 at 6:35 PM It would appear that WWRB wants back in to SWBC. The parent company of this presently unlicensed station filed an application for Construction Permit with the FCC last week.

What is the recent history of this station? Its website describes it
as an Internet station.
(Benn Kobb, WORLD OF RADIO 2071)``

``USA: WWRB - the station nobody missed?
My last logs of the station: {translated to Oct 11 & 18, 2020:}

201011 5050 0250 1110 USA WWRB, E, Predigt 15422 HjBi vergleichweise gut verständlich // Global 1-Stream 201018 5050 0210 1810 USA WWRB, E, Predigt 25422 HjBi vergleichweise gut verständlich . I noted a surprisingly good audio as compared to earlier logs. (Dr Hansjoerg Biener 27 January 2021, WORLD OF RADIO 2071)``

``This appears to be my last log of it: `U S A. 3215, Sat Nov 28 at 2324, WWRB is on with S9+20/30 of dead air; recheck at 2332 now a gospel huxter about going to hell (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)`

At 0200 it would switch to 3185 when WWCR took over 3215. WWRB was active only on Sat/UT Sun and Sun/UT Mon. Did Dave overlook renewing the SW license? (Glenn, WORLD OF RADIO 2071)``

``Re: [WOR] WWRB Jan 30 at 11:47 AM --- And even without any RF signal whatsoever he still wants to charge $25 for 59 minutes...

He has two different streams running, but right now identical patterns of random noises, over a constant floor of hum and hiss, suggest that they are one and the same studio output. Could one go wrong by imaging a shabby shack with a 60s vintage rotary knob mixer and so on?

Do you remember his Radio Munansi relays? So called elections have just again been held in Uganda, and like five years ago there have been severe disruptions of internet connections. But one thing was different than in 2016: No additional attempts to reach audiences there via shortwave have been reported this time. Back then there had been an "Uganda Diaspora Radio" via Nauen and Issoudun and from South Africa, thus using Meyerton, another project called "Radio Lead Africa". The latter included Radio Munansi programming, and somehow they afterwards ended up at WWRB.

By the way, like yesterday at the embedded does not connect. Is it geoblocked or just not working? Kai Ludwig``

Does not work on any player. However ``we are live`` sets off the timer running. Nothing heard. I didn`t close the window and the clock was still going 6+ hours later. Well, that`s something. Glenn``

``Glenn asked, "Did Dave overlook renewing the SW license?"

>From FCC staff: "WWRB's license had expired. When notified of this he stopped operation of the station and is filing applications to get a license."

With the type of programming that station was known for, I might describe this as a "revoltin' development." (Benn Kobb, Jan 30)``

Furthermore, WWRB`s other frequency, 3185, was occupied by a pirate: ``3185 PIRATE (No. Am.) Sycko Radio, 0315, 1/24/21. Instrumental music into a long section of what sounded like random instruments and singing. Later Sycko explained that it was the asylum inmates all playing their instruments at once. Poor – fair (Mark Taylor, Madison WI, WORLD OF RADIO 2071)`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 1230 kHz, UT Sun Jan 31 at 0403-0443+ UT, KCUP, Toledo, Oregon, early check prior to 8-hour DX test to start at 0600, ``Eight solid hours of only legal voice IDs, Morse Code, and sweeps, sweeps, sweeps.`` 1474 miles from Enid, so I have little hope of hearing it direct, but strange noises might possibly be detected. For starters, I try a remote SDR 666 miles away, but just the graveyard jumble. How about the one which is 6 miles from Toledo? Yes! That gets it, altho not without QRM. Mostly Xmas tunes and ``Kay-Cup`` IDs, PSAs. It`s a bit late for Xmas so this fare might well be used for DX testing too. Will give it a try later on my own rx anyway. One could still set a distance record via some other SDR (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0502 UT January 31