venerdì 2 aprile 2021

Glenn Hauser logs April 2, 2021

** CANADA [and non]. 328-MCW kHz, April 2 at 0636 UT, ND beacon dash and YTL, which is 1000 watts from Big Trout Lake, Ontario.

335-MCW kHz, April 2 at 0635 UT, NDB dash and YLD, 1000 watts from Chapleau, Ontario; mixing with BV, 25 watts from Batesville, Arkansas (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CANADA. 15034-USB, April 2 at 1251 UT, Trenton Military still hasn`t reset its own clock, not 60, but 61 minutes slow announcing ``time: 1150``. But then wx condx timestamped 1200 from Calgary, Cold Lake. I`ve often found CHR missing, not sure if bad propagation, curtailed sked, or problems, tho it does take breaks during every hour; 6754-USB also heard at night (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CHINA. 13795, April 2 at 1256, Chinesish music S2-S3, continues right thru hourtop. It`s CRI Malay service via Kunming site at 1230-1330. Of course Malaysia is no longer on UT +7.5 but 8.0 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CHINA. 11825, April 2 at 1257, big Chinese vs Chinese radio war collision, i.e. CNR1 jammer vs VOA via Thailand this hour. Since this is propagating, I am again encouraged to search for the WOOB CNR1 jammers mostly against Sound of Hope which used to occupy multiple slots in the 10.8-11.2 and 12.8-13.2 MHz ranges --- not a one, except: 10960, VP only S1-S3. Aoki shows this one is vs SOH relaying RFA; but I suspect SOH itself is no longer on multiple peanut-power channels, at least not at these hours. Either that or no longer subject to high-priority jamming, megawatts vs watts.

Now at 1338 April 2 there`s another inband collision making a SAH on 11785, which is VOA Chinese via Philippines (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 13626 & 13774 approx., April 2 at 1327, weak spurblobs with no readable Spanish program audio from RHC 13700 S9+20; notable for the giveaway tones again close to F# above Cmiddle = 370 Hz, further displaced than usual, about 74 kHz; so I also seek X2 = 148 away second-orders, which are only traces circa 13492 and 13848. This time the tone is more obvious in AM than FM tuning. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 11760, April 2 at 1340, RHC Spanish is S9+10 but distorted/ Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** KURDISTAN [non]. 11530, April 2 at 1339, Kurdish? talk S4-S6; and 11540 at same time, Turkish? music S5-S7, as Dengê Welat and the TRT jammer can`t seem to get together; or possibly vice versa (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** MALI. 17880, April 2 at 1349, Chinese lesson in French, S9 the SSOB by far beyond JBA Sa`udis, q.v. It`s CRI this hour via Bamako II per Aoki/NDXC. In that, Bamako I refers only to R. Mali itself on 5995, 9635. However there are two CRI relay transmitters, none designated Bamako III (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** MEXICO. 710, April 2 at 1206, choral Mexican NA ends and full sign-on? ID ONLY for XHDP, 89.7, 10 kW, La Ranchera de Cuauhtémoc, Chihuahua, street address; no mention of this nonentity AM XEDP listed as 7000/100 watts. Then live YL announcer with 6-past timecheck and right into Low German laconic-sounding gospel huxter. This out-of-place language is a regular on XEDP. Not as in IRCA Log, ``once aired German programming at times``.

Earlier from 1200 were Mex NAs on 770, 730, 720, 700, 690 at least. It`s been months since I`ve been up to check these at sunrise which here today would be at 1216 UT. Most of Mexico not already on DST will suffer from it from April 4, pushing these events one real UT hour earlier. Except Sonora which stays on MST UT -7 yearound to match alta Sonora, a.k.a. Arizona, EUA (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, WOR)

** ROMANIA. 11880, April 2 at 1402, S7-S9 German in strange accent, but mentions Bukarescht and Rumänien, so obviously RRI as sked this hour, 300 kW at 300 degrees from Ziganeschti, also USward far beyond (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SAUDI ARABIA. 17615 & 17705, April 2 at 1348 JBA carriers, the only ones on band besides much stronger 17880, see MALI. The pair of course correlate with Riyadh which per WRTH is now known as SRI = Saudi Radio International, or SBA = Saudi Broadcasting Authority, no longer the legacy BSKSA = Broadcasting Service of the Kingdom of Sa`udi Arabia. And there are no longer any RIY entries in HFCC as they have withdrawn; something to hide? Aoki/NDXC shows these frequencies: 17615 at 0855-1157 & 1250-1557; 17705 at 1155-1457. Also 17895 but unheard today: 0255-0800 & 1155-1457. BTW this 17615 does not seem to be offset plus as had been for ages (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TAIWAN [non]. 7570, April 2 at 1353, really cute song in Chinese, loud & clear WRMI at S9+20. It`s Supreme Master TV audiotrack, of course; wish they would play more music; applause at end, evidently from a live event, English announcement, more traditional music with percussion, but chopped off at 1359 for ``Everglades`` ID and off the air; how rude. It would be helpful to announce what frequency be next, as SMTV is 24h on a variety of channels, one at a time. Current skedgrid shows:
0100-0700 9455
0700-1000 9395
1000-1100 9455
1100-1400 7570
1400-2000 15770
2000-2200 9395
2200-0100 5800
Indeed I figured 15770 would be next but this early, and often much later, it`s JBA (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 13635, April 2 at 1254, Turkish talk good S9, SSOB except for 13740 Cuba, but cuts off at 1256*; sked until 1258 per Aoki. What frequency follows? No longer on 11815. Uplooked later, it`s 9840 from 1300, both on 310 degree beam to W Europe but same beyond toward us. Not checked yet but 9840 is also registered all-day but more so on weekends, for WHRI, which however may have closed down: see USA. TRT 13635 *much* better than 15450 JBA carrier for English on same 500 kW beam at 1230-1320v (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2080 monitoring; next:
1300 UT Saturday WRMI 15770 to NE
1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
2130 UT Saturday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
2300 UT Saturday WRMI 7780 to NE
0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315; as late as 0400]
2200vUT Sunday WBCQ 6160v Area 51 to WSW
2300 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to NE
0030 UT Monday WRMI 7730 to WNW
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE, 5800 to SSE
1801 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Bulgaria to WNW, 594-Italy [ex-1901]
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
2200 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S

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** U S A. As noted last night in my ZAMBIA 5915 log, WHRI absent tho scheduled on 5920, ditto 7385, making us wonder if WHRI have shut down totally at end of B-20; after all, the KBS relay moved to Greenville. WHRI sale to WBCQ still pending FCC approval? Maybe WHR have had it with SW.

Alan Holder also notes to the WOR iog today: ``World Harvest Radio short wave no more? All short wave schedules and reference to World Harvest Radio have now been deleted from the "Family Broadcasting Corporation" web site. But there are links to World Harvest Television as well as to "Real Family TV" and the other domestic US radio stations run by FBC. However, I found a web page with a donation form for World Harvest Radio short wave. I guess they forgot to remove this. Alan Holder, G4ZBH, Isle of Wight, U.K.``

Just in case, FCC A-21 still has 50 LeSea! entries. Search on that and highlight all for further frequencies to check. Of course the registrations already far exceeded axual usage. Much of it had been in use only on weekends, so check Saturday and Sunday. It`s complex, but here are all the possible frequencies in first time order without the details: 5920, 7315, 7385, 9505, 9825, 9710, 9840, 9605, 17815, 21610, 11750, 13785, 17510. The lower ones allegedly resume later in the UT days (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. For the first time in months since last fall, I`m awake pre-sunrise and instead of trying to resleep, turn on and tune in for trans-Pacific JBA MW carriers, April 2 at 1156, finding only 774, 747 and 828 from strongest to weakest, obviously the NHK2 big guns from Japan, i.e. 500 kW from Akita and Sapporo, only 300 kW from Osaka, respectively. But file as unID, since no modulation detected; and on R75 longwire, so no DFing. Tried for ToH timechimes at 1200 on 774, but too much splash from 780 KSPI Stillwater OK and/or an XE on 770. Today`s Enid sunrise 1216 UT (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report despatched at 1725 UT April 2