mercoledì 22 giugno 2022

Glenn Hauser logs June 21, 2022

** ANTARCTICA [non]. All set for the annual BBCWS Midwinter broadcast to Antarctica, June 21 at 2126 tune-in to Woofferton 12065 via LU4AA remote near Buenos Aires. Cuts on at *2129 with tone S9+10 easily overcoming noise level, so I stay here and do not even check the other frequencies as I do not want to miss anything. Initially, all four RX at this Kiwi are tuned to one BBC frequency or another, but the rest go and come.

2130 opening by hostess Cerys Matthws - Welsh, pronounced Care-iss, Calling Antarctica, especially all 32 over-winterers at Rothera station on the Peninsula - pronounced Ráw-dher-a. Interview woman formerly there, about strange dreams; acknowledging other nations` stations, notably Ukrainian. 2133 messages to South Georgia, bit of music, from family voices, at King Edward station and another one. 2135 greeting from an explorer. 2136 bit of Taylor Swift song for SG; greeting in French; limerick in English; heavy French accent in English; unison in English.

2139 Sir David Attenborough assures it`s still sunny in Surrey; a new research ship has been named for him. 2140 ID, msg from Director of British Antarctic Survey, Prof. Jane Francis. 2142 greetings to the 32 at Rothera, from many family members. Details hard to understand over phone, accents, but no doubt the relatives recognise them. Ex-Rotheran tells about research there under ice, where one hears ice cracking, wails of Weddell seals. Ice cliffs are breaking and glaciers receding due to climate change.

More family greetings including from kids; 2154 poem; 2157 final message; 2159 music and credits to 2200*. Starting at 2145 and at least thrice I see on the waterfall a JBV diagonal trace upward from 10? to 26 MHz, i.e. an ionosonde. Tnx for another enjoyable special, which no doubt will soon be available online for those who missed it (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** BRAZIL. 9670.003, June 21 at 0636, JBA S3 signal, surely R. Voz Missionária finally breaking the 9670 barrier, as no carrier lower to 9665 and nothing else including Channel 292, Germany, normally audible at this hour. John Hudak, Ontario, tells the WOR iog about monitoring RVM extensively several hours previous when it was jumping around all over from just below 9665 to almost 9670 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 13632 approx., June 21 at 1427, RHC spurblob with F# tone out of 13700 transmitter. Also traces about 13769 and 13564. Something`s always wrong at RHC.

In previous report, I calculated hypothetical second-order spurs at the wrong intervals from 13700, using the old log instead of the new one. Should have been ``circa 13556 & 13844`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** MEXICO. 6185, June 21 at 0636, XEPPM reactivated with music, S9+10. They had been awaiting a replacement part since last on air May 15 or 16. I had hoped they would build back better, but resumes undermodulation and slightly off-frequency at 6184.97. Believe this is first time back as I have been checking every night. Manuel Méndez, Spain, and Eric Fetters-Walp, Washington were also hearing it earlier this evening. Resumes being the only remaining active SWBC station in México or Central America: we must treasure it (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. 97.5, June 21 at 0229 UT, ``Tulsa`s Rocklahoma station, 97-5, KMOD``. Per WTFDA, normal slogan is ``Tulsa`s Rock station``, but Rocklahoma music festival is coming Sept 2-4 near Pryor. Run across during bandscan for possible Es DX --- as I did several times June 20/UT 21 spurred by 100+ MHz MUFs here and there per DXMAP, but never any such DX making it here (Glenn Hauser, Enid, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2143 monitoring: confirmed UT Tuesday June 21 at 0030 on WRMI 9395, S9+30 into Missouri SDR, at 0047 down to S9+10/20. BUT usual // 9455 playing classic rock music instead! Segués with only one brief nondescript DJ announcement at 0038 mentioning hits from year 1965, program unknown. 0100 switch to SMTV.

This is a totally confusing situation. WRMI websked now dated June 18 at top now shows 00-01 on 9455 as deep purple System C, which otherwise pertains to VOA and R. Svoboda relays for/about Ukraine. But the C program grid does not show anything at this hour, rather System G still with WOR on both at 0030 UT Tue and Thu. So same situation presumably applies to same scheduling at 0030 UT Thursdays. Next:

2230 UT Tuesday WRMI 9955 to SSE [jammed by Cuba]
2330 UT Tuesday WRMI 9395 to NNW
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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** VANUATU. 11835, June 21 at 0638, RV music, S5/S8 and JBA on 7890 = third and second harmonix of 3945 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

Happy solstice! This report dispatched at 2223 UT June 21