domenica 22 maggio 2022

Glenn Hauser logs May 21-22, 2022

** AUSTRALIA. 28445 USB, May 21 at 2214, VK4KX calling CQ10 -- only signal found on otherwise `dead` band
VK4KX Australia flag Australia
Bernard Terry
Po Box 357
Nambour, Queensland 4560

Nambour is on the ``Sunshine Coast`` just north of Brisbane. Lots of info on his health, history, equipment, certificates at: (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CANADA. 7850 & 3330 RC USBs, May 22 at 0659, no signals from CHU, apparently off due to storms; but time marches on (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 13680, May 22 at 2240, RHC Spanish S9/+20 on secret frequency, still missing from EiBi but which has not been updated since May 3; nor in Aoki as of May 21 which has made little effort to include true current RHC listings (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 6000 & 6060 & 6100 & 6165, UT Sunday May 22 at 0700, all RHC frequencies are off so nowhere for Esperanto scheduled now. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** MEXICO. 6185, May 22 at 0700, still no signal from R. Educación. Stephen Luce, Houston TX, replied on the WOR iog: ``Glenn, I haven't heard anything out of XEPPM for the past few days here in Houston at various checks between 0300 and 0500 UT. Usually has a decent signal though audio levels can be all over the place`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** RUSSIA. 78 kHz, re my report of Mayak heard via Izhevsk SDR, shortly after posting that, another possibility occurred to me: remnant of ``rediffusion`` wired ``broadcasting`` on LW. And then multiply confirmed on the WOR iog:

``Also regarding the 78 kHz signal on the Russian SDR: I recall seeing a similar report a few years ago, and it was said to be the SDR picking up RF from an old Soviet era wired radio distribution system that (amazingly) is still in operation. That same report also mentioned a second signal on 120 kHz. Perhaps this is what you heard? Stephen Luce, Houston, Texas``

``This is a traditional line transmitter/wire radio frequency in Russia. So looks like this type of broadcasting is still on in some cities.
73, Patrick Robic, Austria``

``Hi Glenn, That's easy: 78 kHz is the Mayak subcarrier in Russian cable radio networks that still remain operational in some cities here.

Unfortunately the English Wikipedia article says nothing about such networks in Russia. Russian article is much more extensive, and you can also find some info on this matter in the Spanish one:

By the way, cable radio in my city is completely off since 2012, due to economical non-efficiency. Best 73, Dmitry Mezin, Kazan, Russia``

``Cute! How convenient to find this SDR already tuned to 78 kHz. I almost wonder why I so far did not have the idea to check if somewhere Radiotochka bleed-out can still be detected.

By the way, word has it that in the GDR some wired radio systems (I understand using frequencies above 150 kHz, for use with regular radio sets) remained in operation into the 70s. But so far no citations are available to back up this gossip.

And don't confuse two different things: "Cable radio" will nowadays in a number of countries be understood as "FM radio via TV coax cable", as introduced in the eighties. It's at present a nice voodoo doll for those who want to "close down analogue radio", and then they are very surprised when being told that this political gesture will just bring the cable distribution of many radio stations to an end. Kai Ludwig, Germany`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SAO TOME E PRINCIPE. 17530.079, Sun May 22 at 1458, JBA carrier, one of few sigs on band beyond 17855 Spain, measured just in time before 1459*. VOA in Kinyarwanda/Kirundi scheduled Sat & Sun only 1400-1500, to be followed immediately by English daily via Botswana but no sign of that, which per Aoki would be *jammed by the ChiCom where too many subjects understand English. Something`s unsettled at USAGM. I also have a JBA not off-frequency signal on 17580 continuing past 1500 where Pinheira in Kin is also scheduled until 1500 only (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2139 monitoring: Ivo Ivanov reports:

USA, WBCQ-3 Radio Angela relay World of Radio № 2139 on 5130 kHz via Monticello Maine, May 21 till 0430 on 5130 BCQ 050 kW / 245 deg to LaAm English Sat. Fair via SDR Frostburg, MD in USA.

Confirmed Saturday May 21 at 1930 on WRMI 15770, S8/S9 into UTwente, BUT, BUT: cut to music fill after my first six words in the opening! I asked Jeff White what happened but no reply yet.

1930 Sat is nominal same start time for WOR on WA0RCR, 1860 AM, Wentzville MO, so I tune that in via nearby Warrenton remote, at 1933 finding it almost over, and finishing at 1937:50 so must have started way early about 1909! S9+8 but heavy storm crashes.

Confirmed UT Sunday May 22 at 0030 on WRMI 7780, S6/S7 into Durango SDR but JBA vs storm crashes; better S7/S9 into Missouri; JBA direct with HSNL.

Confirmed UT Sunday May 22 at 0345 on WA0RCR, 1860 AM, MO, at midpoint so started circa 0331, S9+5/10 vs HSNL.

Confirmed UT Sunday May 22 ending at 1358 on WMRI Europe via Channel 292, Germany, 9670, and immediately into Russian with no ID, S6/S7 into NW Ireland SDR but good with low noise level; had been JBA into too-close UTwente. Must have started at 1329. Next:

2000 UT Sunday IRRS 1323 & 918? & 207?-Italy
2230 UT Sunday WRMI 5950 to NNW [to be canceled? still May 15]
0030 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to SW
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 6160v Area 51 to WSW
0030 UT Tuesday WRMI 9395 to NNW; 9455 to WNW
2230 UT Tuesday WRMI 9955 to SSE [jammed by Cuba]
2330 UT Tuesday WRMI 9395 to NNW [NEW]
1000 UT Wednesday Unique R, Australia 5035-USB or 3210-USB
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0030 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW; 9455 to WNW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S; 9395 to NNW

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** U S A. 21525, May 21 at 2214, S5/S7 of dead air, as WRMI-7 Radio Africa has not been turned off at 2100* as scheduled; with sporadic E boost (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 9455, May 22 at 0703, no signal from WRMI-5, supposed to run 24/7, this hour only with Fámily Radio in Spanish. Obviously off while 9395 is S9+20 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 12000, May 22 at 0712, 2-way in Spanish. These seem to have an affinity for RHC frequencies in off-hours, cf recent 6000 log (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1815 UT May 22