sabato 23 ottobre 2021

Glenn Hauser logs October 22-23, 2021

** SPAIN [and non]. 11670, Oct 22 at 2157 checking for REE signals direct as token Friday English is imminent: this is the only one barely audible, unusable, with slight ute QRM minus not plus. If on air, 11940 should be much stronger tho probably distorted; and no signals at all on 15520 and for ``North America`` 17855. Recheck 11670 at 2300, via Maryland remote, two equally very poor stations with almost synchronized timesignals, REE and CNR-2 Business Radio from Beijing 491 site (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 9830, Oct 22 at 2158, VOT IS & IDs prior to English hour, good S9+25, best on LSB to avoid RTTY; less undermodulated than sometimes and would be sufficient but I`ve no time to listen to it today (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 338-MCW kHz, Oct 22 at 0628 UT, ND beacon RYN, 400 watts from Tucson / Ryan AZ. Only obvious one not heard on last night`s thorough bandscan. See also UNID (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2109 monitoring: confirmed Friday October 22 from 1815 on 918 kHz Villa Estense, Italy. Music from tune-in 1814 until 1815 quick ``IRRS Shortwave [sic], signing on`` and right into WOR. S9+20 into nearby Noale SDR and no QRM yet.

As usual, IRRS really SW, 7290 via BULGARIA, lags behind, back to ``normal`` after pre-emption on 3rd Friday. Open carrier on before tune-in 1813 via UTwente, S7/S9+10, but modulation not cut on until almost 1816 as the WOR theme and intro is almost over. There is lite splash QRM not from first adjacent 7285 or 7295 where there is nothing, presumably from second-adj. 7300 bigsig S9+25 but which is undermodulated, i.e. IRAN in German but scheduled until 1820* only.

WOR 2109 also confirmed Fri Oct 22 from 2030 UT on Italia AM, 918 kHz as above, now with lite CCI, perhaps SPAIN. Unfortunately, tuned in at 2026 via Noale, it`s Kim Elliott in lengthy central interview on AWR Wavescan, which is NOT on NEXUS-IBA schedule now, and certainly will not be finished by 2030; must have started about 2015. Yes, chopped off at 2030 for IRRS ID and WOR 2109 playback from its start as scheduled. Sorry, Kim; I had nothing to do with this. IRRS has this habit of filling time with random program fragments.

Also confirmed Fri Oct 22 at 2230, newish time on WRMI 5950, S9+10 direct but some ACI from 5945 RRI English. Next:

0130 UT Saturday WRMI 9395 to NNW [confirmed but JBA via remotes]
1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
2330 UT Saturday WRMI 5950 to NNW
0030 UT Sunday WRMI 7730 to WNW
0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315; as late as 0430]
1230 UT Sunday WMRI Europe via Ch 292 Germany 9670
2000 UT Sunday IRRS 918-Italy
2230 UT Sunday WRMI 5950 to NNW
2230 UT Sunday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
0030 UT Monday WRMI 7730 to WNW; 9395 to NNW, 9455 to WNW
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 6160v Area 51 to WSW
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. 15770, Oct 22 at 1452, no signal from this WRMI, 24 hours after first noted absent, their only daytime signal into Europe. Scheduled XMTR #9, 44 degrees at 11-02 with: 11-12 variety, 12-13 TOMBS, 13-14 variety, 14-20 SMTV, 20-21 variety, 21-22 Prague, 23-02 TOMBS; switching among four different Systems.

15770, however, Oct 22 at 2025, is back on into Virginia SDR, but JBA carrier into UTwente. At 2156 direct it`s sufficient. BTW altho the title for WRMI A-21 schedules still says August 14, skeds themselves are newly headed October 18, so be alert for further changes; so far same entries for WOR until DST stop (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. (7489.9v), Oct 23 from 0000, WBCQ webcast with `AAAWWW`. Not as overmodulated as before but still too much. Immediately equates Democrats with communists, nazis and moonbats, another show railing against all that`s wrong with a non-Trump-controlled America. I don`t need this, so dip in only occasionally during the hour. Seems to start complaining about Superman turning gay. 0019 interrupted by call from Mr. Rabishu, who says he hasn`t listened to news since 2019, instead monitors hams: some in California about discouraging gas-powered tools such as chainsaws, setting off A&A on another rant. ``Build Back America Better`` is BS, per Allan. Servitude was accepted back then 200-300 years ago by good people - so give them a break? But we know now it was wrong. Last few minutes, skimming a few FRW items, prayer and off. John Carver`s version:

``Tonight's show started on time on 4790, 6160 and 7490 this evening with the best signal being 7490. Allan and Angela in the studio. Show starts immediately with a rant from Allan about the changes to the Superman slogan. He refused to say what it had been changed to but I'm guessing it no longer ends with Truth, Justice and the American way. Then he asks about "woke" movement is all about and also asks about Critical Race Theory. Then into the price of fuel, inflation and politics. Phone call at 0018 but I can't make out caller or the question as all three frequencies have gotten terribly noisy. Then into vaccine talk after the phone call. Another phone call at 0026 and then into talk about statues being removed or destroyed.

Phone call at 0038 that Allan calls Pastor. At this time the best signal I can get out of the three frequencies is an S3. Then Allan plays some sort of audio from the Pastor that had just been on the phone. Maybe a sermon? Reading of emails at 0056 along with a very brief scan of the new Free Radio Weekly. Closing prayer at 0059 and off air at 0101. John, Mid-North Indiana`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 378 kHz, Oct 22 at 0620 UT, NDB bandscan finds intermittent dashes, dits and dahs. Sounds like an NDB but very out of order. If really on 378, lists only four, in BC, OR, QC and NU, none very likely here. has only the three Canadians, with OR and several more marked out, and none of them, then or now noted with any problem like this. It`s still possible this was a local device previously unnoticed. Anyone else hearing thus? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, Oct 22 at 0612-0618 UT: 531, 558, 567, 576(2), 603(2), 612, 621, 639, 666, *684, 693, 774(2), 837, 846-TP?, 882(2), 909, 999, 1017(2), *1044, 1098, 1107(2), 1116(2), 1125, 1152, 1215(2), 1305(2), 1314, 1413 kHz. *strongest, probably Spain. (2) at least two carriers beating, some only a few Hz apart, some more (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report despatched at 0137 UT October 23