mercoledì 20 ottobre 2021

Glenn Hauser logs October 18-19, 2021

** ALGERIA [non]. 13815, Oct 19 at 1842, Qur`an at S7-S9, during RTA relay hour via FRANCE. Violating Separation of Mosque and State --- what, you say? Well, there should be, everywhere. My unID of 13815 in Arabic after 23 UT once, remains a mystery (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 9540-9590 approx., Oct 19 at 2207, splash range from heavy jamming centered on 9565 against R. Martí; and another peak about 9600-9605 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 9710, Oct 19 at 2210, RHC S9+20 but distorted, as the Chief Meteorologist roughly summarizes weather for Canada, USA, in Spanish; as well as about :15 past some English hours. Even worse on undermodulated 11850. Something`s always wrong at RHC.

You may notice that I seldom mention the content of RHC programming; because it`s so outweighed by their SAWAs; and because you cannot trust RHC to be honest about Cuban affairs, let alone American. DDC is a good source for The Other Side, for example:

'Growing old in Cuba is like a living hell' -- 'I’m not helpless, and I don't want to be condescended to. I need a dignified retirement,' says a retired teacher who worked for the state for 35 years... (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** KASHMIR [non]. 15170, Oct 19 at 1501 tune-in for another Tuesday-only check of IRRS` Kashmir Civitas [not Citivas I typoed last week], VG S9+35 via UTwente, but it`s in Romanian!! I bet that`s RRI programming by mistake; 1502 abrupt cut to Urdu with music background, shortly switch to another speaker with no music. 1514 adding the strumming undercurrent; 1526 cut to lite jazz, presumably filler after K.C. feed ends or fails, until chopped off air at 1529.5* with no further announcements nor even RRI IS fragment this week (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NIGERIA. 7254.9+, Oct 19 at 0615, VON is on for a change, S9+10/20 in Hausa. Replying to my previous obs that it`s mostly missing at 0600+, Ron Howard and Wolfgang Bueschel say it`s intermittent and/or may come on air later than I check (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SAIPAN [and non]. 11895, Oct 19 at 0609, S7-S9 in Chinese, SSOB as otherwise on 25 mb nothing but JBA carriers. RFA Chinese scheduled, also jammed, and also CRI English via Kashgar, East Turkistan, land of imperialist ChiCom genocide against Uighurs and other Moslems. 22 mb also vacant except for 13840 NZ. Nothing but Pacific is propagating (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SPAIN. 11940, Oct 18 at 2200, REE back here after being the one frequency missing the past week; but like before it crashed, again distorted as switches from Spanish to English on a Monday; the S American beam, now also fluttery and ``hollow``-sounding. The other three are detectable, 17855, 15520, 11670, but 11940 is ``best``.

Another check Oct 19 at 2219, presumably Sefarad on Tuesday, 11670 & 11940 are JBA; zero on 15520 and JBA carrier on 17855. WWV says K-index at 21 was 4, but no storms observed or predicted (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 245-MCW kHz, Oct 19 at 0620 UT, ND beacon FS, 400 watts from Sioux Falls SD.

263-MCW kHz, Oct 19 at 0622 UT, NDB CVM, 25 watts from Alton / Civic Memorial IL. Tuning upward for a change, the only two I log before offdozing (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 13563.5 approx., Oct 19 at 1425, JBA CW somewhere between 13563 and 13564, finally another HIFER beacon logged, as I was checking for 13565 K6FRC - not today. Very tough copy, not sure whether middle letter has 3 or 4 dots, so YHO? NO, YSO per ``13563.5~ YSO Yellow Springs OH EM89 New. CW. AJ8S (h 2021/08)`` Axually I was thinking it could be there if ``YSO``.

So then I look up AJ8S at:


including his portrait but none of his YSO rig:

``I operate a Part 15 cw beason [sic] "YSO" on 13563.5 kHz. Reports are appreciated. I am a private pilot with an instrument rating but I am no longer active as we sold our 1965 C172. As a retired engineer, I enjoy traveling with my wife and have plenty of free time for ham radio. I hope to hear you on the air. Thanks for reading. 73, Jim.`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 7490-, Mon Oct 18 at 2303, WBCQ with secret replay of first half of `Uncle Bill`s Melting Pot` from 25 hours ago, this time tunes of Togo. S9+10 via Maryland remote, SAM mode showing offset minus 71 Hz = 7489.929 kHz; again I am resorting to this since webcast is so distorted. Cut off at 2330 for bit of music, then spot ad for refrigerator/freezers at Lowe`s, and immediately into `Camp Constitution Radio`, far-right nonsense --- which Lowe`s is sponsoring? By 0033 recheck during `FTIOM` has drifted to customarea of -103 Hz = 7488.897 kHz; and 0218 rerecheck only 1 Hz lower (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 9330, Oct 19 at 0607, zero signal from WBCQ/WLCR, tho neighbor 9265 WINB with TOMBS is well audible. 9330 still AWOL at 1435. Exasperated Allan Weiner Worldwide had complained that something new breaks it down every sesquiday = 36 hours. But not a bit about this situation at his disgraced Twitter, all politix, piety and promotion. 9330 is back on Oct 19 at 2204, S9+20 in Brazuguese (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 9955, Oct 19 at 2312, on WRMI, this week`s `AWR Wavescan` includes an interview with Kim Andrew Elliott about how he got into SWL and SWBC, and now all about Radiograms; I think they said it was originally on KABC? or more likely KBC as in Mighty to which he contributes; to be continued (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9687.8-USB approx., Oct 19 at 0613, JBA 2-way INTRUDERS, not Spanish? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 2348 UT October 19