lunedì 27 settembre 2021

Glenn Hauser logs+, September 26-27, 2021

** CUBA [and non]. 11760 et al., UT Monday Sept 27 at 0135, I make a point of reconfirming RHC DX program `En Contacto` at its third and last scheduled airing: yes, it has just started. For convenience I`m tuning via Bonaire SDR. 11760 is not very good, fading down, so at 0140 try 9710 but it has CCI and ACI, i.e. CRI Spanish 9710 via Cashgar, Turquistán Oriental, tierra de genocidio por los imperialistas chino-comunistas, en contra de musulmanes, and 9705 probably jammer vs RFA Tibetan via Tajikistan. 9535 is better, but also with CCI which would be CRI English via via Kashgar --- some comrades!! By 0145 I`ve switched again to 5040 which is loud & clear. Something`s always wrong at RHC.

As for content: main topic is the term ``Mayday`` and how it came about; the locutora massacres the original French, ``m`aider`` pronouncing as if were Spanish. In this brief program it`s broken up into segments; says that it`s not supposed to be as serious as SOS, like need-some-help-here, but English usage has led to it being just as urgent, as a dire emergency. Strangely, she never gets into how it relates to the big Commie holiday!

Then about several ham DX-peditions with calls and QSL info; and special events, notably A60EXPO from Dubai. I have the impression she is reading a script without really understanding it. 0143 seems to give times for this show, but not clear as I am retuning. 0144 about solar activity. 0147 references ARRL webpage URLs --- do they not realize those are from Yanqui Imperialists?? 0148 more about ``Mayday``.

Another topic is ``qué es el desacoplo de la polarización`` = decoupling of polarization. This only merits a few words at the very end, and I don`t get it. 0150 closing credits including guión as usual by CO7GW; locución by Ariadna(?) García. NO mention of Arnaldo Coro Antich --- how is Arnie doing now? 0151 into Doctor show (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** MEXICO [non]. Not a log yet, rather advance notice of something I meant to mention on WOR 2105 but missed:

``Special Broadcast:
México le canta a las Américas (Mexico Sings To the Americas)
Date/Time: Tuesday, September 28th, 0300-0400 UTC**
**Monday, September 27 2200-2300 Mexico City Time / CDT WRMI 5800 kHz

In honor of the 200th anniversary of the end of the Mexican War of Independence, a special hour of Mexican music hosted by Luís Alejandro Vallebueno with guests Gabriela Ortiz and “Uncle Bill” Tilford will air on WRMI with support from Grupo DX México. It will be in Spanish and directed towards Central and South America, but the back end of the transmission should be listenable in most of North America and parts of Western Europe and Africa. The music will be a combination of world-famous artists and others probably not known outside of Mexico. There will also be some items regarding history, customs and shortwave in Mexico including special appearances by a veteran of Radio México Internacional (aka XERMX in its days on shortwave) and a long-time member of Grupo DX México ---------------------- William "Bill" Tilford, Owner/Producer, Tilford Productions, LLC``

This is also the big night for other UB programs, on WBCQ 7489.9v: 2300-2330 Monday, first half of `Melting Pot`; 0000-0100 UT Tuesday, `From the Isle of Music` = Cuba; interspersed with lots of gab, interviews with the musicians (via Glenn Hauser, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. RF 29, the KTUZ ``Shawnee`` full-power transmitter with three different Spanish networx, each displaying a farflung virtual channel -- Telemundo as 30, Univision as 36, and Estrella as 48, now with three more sub-channels, shopping networx in English, first noticed in step-tuning Sept 27 at 0036 UT: 30-2 QVC, 30-3 HSN, 30-4 QVC2. I see these are already listed at I check the RF channel for each to be sure they are really out of RF-29. They have probably moved from some other LP transmitter for OKC market (Glenn Hauser, Enid, WOR)

** SAUDI ARABIA. 17895.069, Sept 27 at 1414, Qur`an from SRI/SBA, S5-S8 and the SSOB beyond a few JBA carriers, no sign of any other Sa`udis circa 17660, 17615 or 17570, supposedly on air now (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 245-MCW kHz, Sept 27 at 0613 UT, ND beacon FS, which is 400 watts from Sioux FallS SD. Not much else heard with high noise level. I was tuned to 243-USB (and also forgot to mention with my MA 326 kHz log yesterday that I was tuned to 325-USB) (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2105 monitoring: confirmed Sunday September 26 from 2000.7 on IRRS via AM Italia 918 kHz, S9+35 into Noale SDR. Preceded by music, IRRS ID.

Also confirmed Sun Sept 26 after 2230 on WRMIs, 5950 S9+30 and 9955 S9+15 into east TN SDR.

Also confirmed UT Mon Sept 27 at 0030 on WRMIs: 7730 VG direct; via east TN SDR: 9455 only S9 way offbeam; 9395 VG S9+20, but with ``RTTY warble`` QRM on plus side only, clear with LSB tuning. Much like the QRM to IRRS 7290. Measured about 9396.1; by 0045, WRMI has faded way down and the RTTY rules. Never noticed such QRM on 9395 direct to OK.

Also confirmed UT Mon Sept 27 at 0130 on WRN North America webcast.

Also confirmed from just before 0300 UT Mon Sept 27 on Area 51 via WBCQ, 6160 minus 53v Hz = 6159.947v, S9+5 into Maryland SDR with some ACI from 6165 Cuba even in LSB tuning. Previous show ended in time for full WBCQ singing ID at 0259.5, but after WOR billboard started, interrupted for another quick WBCQ `legal` ID. At 0325 direct check here, S8-S9 with ACI. Next, not until Wednesday:

1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0030 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW, 9455 to WNW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S

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** U S A. 9330, Sept 27 at 1445, no signal from WBCQ-6 SuperStition of World`s Last Chance; why is it still so unreliable, more breakdowns? However, there is a JBA carrier on 9333, anomaly I have noticed before, *only* when 9330 is off, making me wonder if it`s also from BCQ, maybe an off-frequency exciter? After 1500 checking remote further east, no sign of either (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-oceanic JBA MW carrier search, Sept 27 at 0604-0610: 531, 585, 603, 621(2), 639(2), 657, 684, 693(2), 747(2), 774(2), 837, 846, 855(2), 936, 999(2), 1089, 1098, 1125(2), 1134(2), 1152, 1215, 1305(2), 1413(2), 1503(2) --- after Algeria, probably lots of Canary/Spain, some UK (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 3819-USB, Sept 17 at 0618, hamchew about drivers and antennas, both stations, yes, on USB, not LSB, and not AM either. I guess LSB on 40 & 80m is only a convention, easily refused (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1733 UT September 27