giovedì 1 aprile 2021

Glenn Hauser logs March 31-April 1, 2021

** BOLIVIA. 3310, April 1 at 0040, S7-S9 carrier but can`t make out much mod, also with QRM from the 3308-USB MARS net. Since I logged R. Mosoj Chaski direct last night, I proceed to S American SDRs to hear it better? tonight: JBA carrier at Bonaire; at 0125 it`s JBA at Vilhena, Brasil, better at Brasilia #2, and slightly better2 at Pardinho tho further away. All are storm-noisy. Mostly YL talking in Quechua, then some music mixed in by 0152. 0159 maybe a Spanish ID; at least I copy ``3,310 kHz`` which may be bilingual. Then there`s that 200+ Hz tone! again from 0200.5 but off* before 0207. Next time: I`ll listen to the live stream but which probably lax the postlude (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** MEXICO [and non]. 700 kHz, April 1 at 0501 UT, WLW goes off for maintenance, tnx to tip from MARE. It made a false stop at 0500, came back on to include ID but nothing said about going off nor for how long. This uncovers two weak Spanish signals at almost the same SW/NE DF, inseparable. Main one has to be XEGD, Hidalgo del Parral, Chihuahua: one music, one talk then both music, making SAH of 152/minute = 2.53 Hz. Mwoffsets is no help, no Mexican entries on 700.

At 0516, ``La Poderosa / 700 AM y 90.3 FM`` or vice versa at 0528, which nails it as XEGD, per IRCA Mexican Log, but music is predominantly romántica, not GRU/AC. At 0520, clear Poderosa MST TC as ``10:19``. Of course, its power is nothing to crow/brand about except as a Big Lie, 5/1 kW.

The only further Mexicans per IRCA Log are in Jalisco and Michoacán, but considerably CCW from HdP bearing. With these nulled, I hear nothing from the few other USA/Canadians at night on 700, in AB. AK, CA, OR, TX, UT, WA, which are low-powered and/or too far and/or aiming away from here.

At 0555, WLW still off and something Spanish mentions ``101``, likely an FM frequency but no known matches to 700 stations. At 0600 choral Mexican NA, and suspect XEGD or something goes off, as the weak mix after that is different. IRCA Log shows 0500* for it.

The two Texans, DFW and Houston to the SSE were not showing earlier with their unfavorable patterns; by 0630 there is gospel music in English roughly NNW/SSE but not the format of either TX. That could be CJLI Calgary, 50/20 kW, or even KGRV Oregon, 23/0.47 kW. Has KDAZ Albuquerque moved from 730 to 700 yet? I QRT at 0640*, causing me to sleep far too late past 1400 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 9830, March 31 at 2200, no signal from VOT English; and no RTTY either; tsk2. Something`s always erroneous at Emirler (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 7275, April 1 at 0343, ME music at S9/+10. This is the resumed A-21 frequency for VOT English to N America at 0300, INTRUDING into our ham band. // 6165 eastward would be blocked by Cuba. Was there no place for TRT above 7300? Note that 7275 is weaker even than VOA via Vatican thataway on 7260 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [non]. 7260, April 1 at 0341, S9+10/20 strong but lo-fi talk, mentions Somalia --- as it is VOA Somali via VATICAN, violating Separation of Church and State, as sked 0330-0400 only. At this time 7260 also bears Vanuatu, East Turkistan, Mongolia per Aoki/NDXC. American hams cannot be too happy about this intrusion by their own VOA, ignoring the fact that SMG is notorious for sending bigsigs the wrong way (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2079 monitoring: Richard Lemke, Alberta, rounds up his confirmations, including Wed 1030 on 5850:

Program heard: World of Radio #2079, Date heard in UT: March 26, 29, 31 UT 2021. Monitoring, checking signal using SINPO code,

5850 kHz, QSB fading, 5850 kHz, 0132, 0145, 0150 (55444), (55443), 0159, 5850 kHz, March 26 UTC 2021 [Fri]

7730 kHz, static, QSB fading, QRN, 7730 kHz, 0059 (45333), (45433), QRN, 0059, 7730 kHz, March 29 UT 2021 [Mon]

5800 kHz, 0248, 0250 (55433), 0257, 5800 kHz, March 29 UT [Mon]

5850 kHz, 1045 (554), 1044 half way mark, 1045, 5850 kHz, March 31 UT 2021 [Wed]

9955 kHz, S5 signal, QSB fading, 2214, words “This is, 9955 kHz,
finally heard ID at 2229, “2079” 2229, 9955 kHz, March 31 UTC 2021
[Wed] (Lemke, Richard -AB, Canada)``

Confirmed here Wednesday March 31 at 2100 on WRMI 7780, JBA theme direct; and starting ~20 seconds later on WBCQ 7490-, slightly better direct, VP.

Also confirmed Wed Mar 31 at 2200 on WRMI 9955, S9+25/30 over Cuban pulse jamming, which is now running this early.

Also confirmed UT Thursday April 1 at 0130 on WRMI 5010, S5-S7 into Brasil SDRs but stormy.

Next WOR 2080 should be ready by early UT Fri April 2 for first broadcasts at 0130 on WRMI 5850 & 7780 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. 6159.93, April 1 at 0050, WBCQ Area 61 Old Time Radio with `Amos `n` Andy` recreation by Ed Tilton, S9+10 but with ACI splash from S9+30 6165 RHC English, which unexpectedly resumed here ex-9700, from about 0000, messing up the second hour of A61 and anything later, even when tuned in LSB. Now I am not so eager to get WOR back on at 0300 UT Mondays: bad choice between CubaRM or daytime absorption. RHC could easily have resumed 6145 instead of 6165.

And at least before 0100, nothing on 6155, 6150 or 6145, where WBCQ could shift if not RHC. But QSY is not so easy at WBCQ, by regulatory approval, or by grinding new crystals. A further look at HFCC for openings: nothing on 6155 until VOA at 0330, discounting wooden Bulgaria until 0300. 6150 totally open our evenings. 6145 only maybe China, and alternate for The Mighty KBC UT Sundays only, surely not to be used before next winter, if ever. Aoki/NDXC sked has nothing significant to add (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** VENEZUELA. 6205, April 1 at 0013 tune-in via Bonaire SDR, immediately hear ROCV Morse code ID, and spoken ID in Spanish with numbers, phone? followed by --- Polish! Why not? S7-S8; had been AWOL last night (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1729 UT April 1