martedì 6 aprile 2021

Glenn Hauser logs April 6, 2021

** BRAZIL. 9664.914, April 6 at 0625, Voz Missionária is S7-S4 with music, frequency wavering slightly as I measure it. Except for WRMI, WBCQ, it`s the SSOB.

9818.823, April 6 at 0620, JBA carrier, presumably R. Nove de Julho, and no other Brazilians on 31m except 9664.914, which is *much* stronger, implying that 9dJ be underpowered. Both ZYE890 and ZYE971 nominally 10 kW per WRTH 2021. Occasionally I hear 9630v at night, and one other, 9550 is sometimes reported at other dayparts, but these still in WRTH 2021 must be long gone: 9675, 9695, 9725 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 6165, April 6 at 0235, RHC English, instead of alternate 6145; 6060 nothing but big humbuzz. Something`s always wrong at RHC.

6100, April 6 at 0610, RHC final English repeat is OFF. So is 6000. Still ON are 6165, VG S9+30, and 6060 S9+10/20 but still with big humbuzz only. SAWA (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 7780 & 7570, April 6 at 0614, these TOMBS frequencies of WRMI all-night are OFF the air. Looks like QRT of BS is already impacting, less Overkill; still VG on 7730, 5850, 5950, 9395. WRMI skedgrid still shows them all, so possibly the two be off for some other reason.

Bishop Bob Biermann, sort of with WRMI, says to the WOR iog: ``Being that Brother Stair has paid in advance a month or more at most stations, you will keep hearing him until the money runs out. If he paid for April, then you have 25 more days, if he paid even more (which he sometimes does), even longer. I would guess his “Board of Directors” will have to make that decision, depending if people keep sending money to his compound`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SPAIN. 17855, April 6 at *1755:10, REE carrier on with IS, managing to run it two days in a row! I`m on Alexandria VA SDR for east-coast reception then compared to my own in Deep North America. At outset, S4-S7 at Alexa, S5-S8 here. 15520 to ME, so off the back to here and Alexa, is already on air from 1500, now with silly ballgame or hyper sports report; E Hemisphere frequencies start and end 3 hours earlier on weekdays. It`s S4-S7 here too. At 1758 schedule announcement. 1800 one pip timesignal, time check as 8, 7 en Canarias, and ``24 Horas`` news program. At Alexa, 15520 at S5-S7 is already much better than 17855. Alexa at 1816: 15520 poor S5-S7, 17855 S7-S8; but by 1818, 17855 is fading out, while 15520 is S9. At 1844 here, 17855 is S7-S9 but noisy, roughly equal to 15520; while 11940 for S America is much weaker. By 1955 here, 17855 is JBA carrier, and 15520 VP.

Already by 2000, we need REE to be on lower bands aimed thisaway, 13, or 11, and before much longer, say 2200-0200*, 9 MHz. The registered NAm azimuth with 200 kW is 290 degrees, which hits the continent around Walterboro SC; but CIRAF zone targets are for all of NAm and Caribbean except for C & W Canada, Alaska, and Greenland (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 13565-CW, April 6 at 1420, HIFER beacon K6FRC is JBA, and fades up a bit to BA, nothing but call repeating, from Patterson CA. No variety whatsoever in programming, but with alleged 1.8 milliwatts only, any and every reception is notable. Once again, I never hear this at any other daypart and wonder if like any beacon should, it be constantly transmitting? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2080 monitoring; next:
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. 5800, April 6 at 0613, S9+20 open carrier, surely WRMI-10 transmitter, supposed to be OFF the air 0430-2200 except daytime TOMBS Saturdays only. Every so often I find this on air in nightmiddle, why? Test or misprogrammed? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR) See also SOUTH CAROLINA [non]

** VANUATU. 11835, April 6 at 0628, JBA ``island music`` I would not expect to hear from China`s CNR2, so presumed R. Vanuatu, 3 x 3945; S3-S5 better than usual JBA carrier. 0631 announcement when I almost hear Vanuatu mentioned? Still going past 0641+, only one signal. As I pointed out before, now in A21 confronts QRM from high-power China fundamental, but that seems to be in regular Tuesday-only siesta after 0600. Hardly anything else on 25m, e.g. China. Nothing audible now on 7890 = RV X 2.

I still think I heard only RV, but a contradictory report from Ron Howard, CA, to the WOR iog: ``CHINA / VANUATU. 11835, random monitoring on April 6 (Tuesday), from 0510 to 0705; CNR2 dominating the whole time over Radio Vanuatu (harmonic); CNR2 didn't close down at 0600, as they did last week; by 0615, started fading in of RV on 7890, with 3945 not heard; at 0701, could make out the distinctive start of the RV news underneath CNR2``. Of course to here more so than to CA, RV has a lower-latitude advantage (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 2034 UT April 6