sabato 30 ottobre 2021

Glenn Hauser logs October 30, 2021

** ANTARCTICA. 15475.98-RCUSB, Oct 30 at 1518, once again AWOL any Saturday sending of LRA36, no signal into Brazil SDR; but see UNIDENTIFIED 15475.00 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** FRANCE. 17800, S9+10 into Maryland SDR. Single speaker or speakerine ? one of those ambiguous-gender voices IMO, but s/he`s definitely a human, not a robot, marine meteo info for Mini-TransAt yacht race, alternates English and French from 1523 tune-in; 1532 sign-off only in French, some frenetic music ending with two gunshots --- ``you`re dead!``? or ``they`re off!``.

Open carrier stays on 1533 past 1546, as available, paid for? until 1600, but finally cut off at 1558* just after I notice an SAM frequency offset reading constantly oscillating between +60 and +90 Hz, typical of one of the Issouduns.

So the race from Canary to Guadeloupe has resumed, and already the B-21 frequency, ex-13735. Tnx to a reminder from Arthur Pozner near NYC at 1514 that it was on already.

Also note that another block is now registered, 17800 at 1700-1900; will it be used? At 1654 I`m back on 17800 via same SDR, and somelang is already running. Per Aoki that`s also Issoudun, with DW in Amharic at 1600-1700. 1658 bit of music to cutoff at 1658.6*.

17795-17800-17805, Oct 30 at *1700, guess what, DRM noise has cut on, and I can hear it via a Virginia SDR, labeled as ``1AAC (1000) Minitransat TDF EEP Data 8.08 kbps``. It`s steady S9+5. SNR 19 dB keeps falling to 16 then back up. DRM mode is B. MSC 64 QAM. Medium range use, multipath resistant. Some buffering but mostly 100% readable.

In French only at first, with weather conditions at various current dates and times. 1708 ``now we are going to do the weather in English``, positions of high and low pressure areas, with kilopascals? ``hpa``? etc. forecasts as of 12 UTC until Wed 3 November. 1711 to forecasts by zones starting with Canaries, winds in knots and direxions, at 00 and 12 UTC. These data might be more convenient visibly than audibly, but I see no such display.

At 1718 breaking up but seems to be giving boat positions bilingually? More buffering interruptions now. 1731 ``thank you very much`` as if closing, same music as a bihour ago I now recognize as a James Bond theme; drops out when gunshots might have fired. But then some other music, and 1734 French meteo again, probably repeat of 1700 and I tune out. Recheck at 1805, now there is no AM nor DRM on 17800.

BTW these transmissions are not in latest HFCC for B-21 as of Oct 28, showing DW not only at 16-17 but also 18-19 in Hausa as an alternate frequency. But the 15-16 & 17-18 hours on 17800 are open (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** KOREA NORTH. 9445.148V, Oct 30 at 0614, somewhat surprised to hear a long recitation of English transmissions with targets and frequencies, from VOK, apparently considering imminent B21 season in case there be any changes; 0617 finally into a song. How great it must be to inhabit this paradise with such sweet serenades! Not only way off-frequency, but waVering slightly. Something`s always kooky at Kujang, Korea (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 407-MCW kHz, Oct 30 at 0655 UT, ND beacon OOC, which is 25 watts from Nachitoches, Louisiana. I was tuned to 405-USB, where I normally hear 407 HRU Herington KS, but nothing from it now. OOC must be new to me.

Not to be confused with Nacogdoches, Texas. The one in LA is SE of Shreveport midway to Alexandria, also the name of a parish, violating Separation of Church and State. The one in TX is SW of Shreveport, close to Lufkin, and also a county name. Its beacons are GXD on 391 and OC on 253. One wonders if both names be corruptions of the same original native name? I search out this info:

``Natchitoches City in Louisiana. Sounds like NA·kuh·tuhsh. What is the meaning of Natchitoches? Others say it comes from the native word “nacicit,” which translates to “a place where the soil is the color of red ochre.” However, today the generally accepted translation is the “Paw Paw People” or “Place of the Paw Paw.” Aug 3, 2017``

``People also ask, What does the name Nacogdoches mean? Nacogdoches - the oldest town in Texas - is named for the Caddo family of Indians who once lived in the area. ... Nacogdoches remained a Caddo Indian settlement until 1716 when Spain established a mission here, Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe de los Nacogdoches. Feb 3, 2003``

``Welcome to Nacogdoches! Nacogdoches (NAK-ə-DOH-chiss) is a town of 33,000 people with a median age of 30.6. Our name is long, but memorable. Known as "The Pineywoods," you might have heard our name once before in a Josh Abbott Band lyric, "Her eyes are green like the trees in Nacogdoches."

``Nacogdoches is a city in Nacogdoches County, Texas, in the United States. The 2010 U.S. Census recorded the city's population to be 32,996. It is the county seat of Nacogdoches County and is situated in East Texas. Nacogdoches is a sister city of Natchitoches, Louisiana. Nacogdoches is the home of Stephen F. Austin State University and Texas' largest Azalea garden. The city made international headlines in February 2003 from the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster.``

Lots more info there including how to write it in 16 other languages and how to sign-it, spelling. But I digress; but isn`t this a lot more interesting than a one-liner beacon log? Each of which can be a potential learning experience (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2110 monitoring: confirmed Friday October 29 at 2030 UT on IRRS via AM Italia, 918 kHz, S9+10 into Noale SDR, well atop CCI undercurrent, maybe Madrid.

Also confirmed Fri Oct 29 at 2230 on WRMI 5950, S9/+30 direct.

Also confirmed UT Sat Oct 30 at 0130 on WRMI 9395, S7/S6 into Winnipeg SDR.

Also confirmed Sat Oct 30 at 1600 on WRN N American webcast. Note that from Nov 6, already expected to have shifted to 1700 UT since Europe is already off DST despite not yet target N America. Likewise the 0130 UT Monday repeat already at 0230 by Nov 1. Next:

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]
1330 UT Sunday WMRI Europe via Ch 292 Germany 9670 [ex-1230]
2100 UT Sunday IRRS 918-Italy [ex-2000]
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

Note: from Nov 7, WBCQ, WA0RCR and some but not all WRMI times shift one real UT hour later

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** U S A. (7489.9v), UT Sat Oct 30 at 0000, WBCQ webcast with `AAAWWW`; interjexion during theme: ``No more!`` First topic: Angela and others riding horses. I dip in & out only occasionally; 0013 now it`s about ``wonderful pigs`` which are as smart as a 3-year-old [human] child; advocating veg/mediterranean diet instead. 0030 reading a piece about voting. 0049 finally date stamp as 29th of October, YOOLF 2021; trimulcasting on 7490, 6160, 4790.

SuperStition is back on air fulltime, 500,000 watts with same Ampegon antenna, boosting to 20 megawatts [ERP] wherever it`s aimed. Tnx to Continental engineers for fixing the transmitter. [Certain hours it`s registered for 250 kW half-power, isn`t it?] Religious programming is our backbone, even if you don`t like the way it is presented. Some phone calls interspersed; 0056 sounds like Annoying Freddie, usual prayer wrapup and over. John Carver`s version:

``Tonight's show started more or less on time on 4790, 6160 and 7490 with 7490 having the best signal for me. Allan and Angela in the studio talking about Angela riding horses bareback today. Allan was surprised by the number of children riding bareback today and using both hands to stay on the horses and unable to hold devices in their hands. As usual the talk morphs and touches on several topics including diet and alcohol. Then morphs into blaming all of today's problems on our current government that we have now. Allan then reads a piece sent in by Ross from the Cape. Phone call at 0036 from Rabishu with a reception report and then some comments.

The discussion continues after the phone call is over and Allan pleads for people to wake up and take steps to save the Republic that he loves so dearly and lists some suggestions that would help them to do so. Phone call at 0046 from Bill Smith who has sent them some pictures in the email and they talk about those for a bit. After that phone call Allan then talks about the superstation and says it's back up again full time.

Phone call at 0050 from the pastor that has been calling every week of late. Then back to a little more about the superstation and that it's running just fine at full power and thanks to the crews that helped them. Another phone call at 0056 from Freddie who has also emailed them a picture and Allan comments on that. Reading some emails at 0058 including one from Larry Will informing him that the episodes of Tasha Takes Control have been added to the stations archive. Closing prayer at 0059 and off the air just a bit after 0100. John, Mid-North Indiana`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 15475.00-USB, Oct 30 at 1518, as I am checking a Brasil SDR for LRA36, missing again this Saturday, I do detect some USB slightly below, which is 2-way in colloquial Spanish. Such INTRUDER QRM to Antarctica has been noticed before. One of them has ``engine noise`` in background, smuggling aircraft? Only brief exchange but I keep monitoring; another one at 1537, alerted by a whistle (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report despatched at 1856 UT October 30