sabato 23 luglio 2022

Glenn Hauser logs July 18, 22-23, 2022

** CANADA [and non]. July 23 at 0021-0026 UT I had two Calgary FM stations in a huge almost 3-hour sporadic E opening mainly from Montana and NW states: 92.9, CFEX-FM a.k.a. X92.9; 92.1, CJAY-FM a.k.a. CJ-92; and something in French on 93.5, the closest being CBKF-FM-3 in Zenon Park, Sask. These will be reported in full once the whole report has been researched and compiled (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. Correxion: these were on July 18, not 17, entirely fixed:

96.7 FM, July 18 at 1646 UT, lexure in Spanish during big mixed sporadic E and tropo openings; 1658 song with refrain ``Guajira``. 1659, ``Rebelde, La Habana, Emisora de la Revolución, 1700 ``Noticiero Nacional de Radio``. 1711 still in with Cuban mentions, national weather summary, 1713 ``NN de R`` program ID again, ``en AM, FM y Onda Corta``.

Cuban FM DX is rare here, mostly too far for single-hop sporadic E, but Habana is possible at 2095 km = 1302 miles, and westward. WTFDA FM Database has three Rebeldes on 96.7, Bayamo and Moa too far, but this must be:

kWV 100.0 m HAAT 23-07-16 82-18-54 REBELDE Tx site Loma de la Cruz/Regla
There are three other non-Rebelde 96.7s, one further west, R Mantua, but presumably would not be RR relayers at midday. Only 1 kW horizontal only, not very impressive for a flagship!?

Meanwhile I am hunting for other Cubans! Only one possibility: 99.1, July 18 at 1703, some CCI in Spanish. Besides two low-power translators, this is the only full-power, and same site as 96.7: CMBF-FM 99.1 CD. HABANA CH CLASSICAL/OPERA/ARTS RADIO MUSICAL NACIONAL 8.0 kWH only 100.0 m 23-07-16 82-18-54 RADIO TAINO Tx site Loma de la Cruz/Regla --- R. Taíno is in the ``PS Info`` column, not sure what that mean in practice (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 2148)

** EGYPT. 9439.995, July 22 at 2152, NO signal of R. Cairo English into UTwente (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** HAWAII. 8764-USB, July 22 at 0623, robotic marine weather citing geo coordinates in the Pacific, S9 peaks but rough modulation. USCG broadcasts are typically poorly modulated, something which any ham would not put up with from his own station. EiBi shows NMO, USCG Honolulu at 0600-0635. Its other times: 0005-0040, 1200-1235, 1800-1835; while frequency is timeshared with many more broadcasts from USCG NMN Chesapeake VA and NMC Point Reyes CA. XSR Haikou Radio could also be there 24h in Mandarin, and XSU Yantai Radio at 07-21, unheard now (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SPAIN. 17855, Friday July 22 at 2200, REE timesignal, and --- NO token English without explanation, instead something in Castilian about Canciones Ténebres; usual good signal anyway into Maryland SDR. English supposed to be M/W/F 2200-2230; maybe they ran out of rerun material? Google translate insists that Tenebres is Catalan; but further research implies originally French denoting darkness (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 9830+, July 22 at 2200, VOT succeeds transmitting the English almost-hour, S9+25/35 into UTwente, BUT with constant squealing, characteristic I guess of one particular transmitter or feedline, as happens occasionally. Something`s always erroneous at Emirler. Opening news emphasizes the Ukra/Rusky agreement about grain shipments reached in Türkiye. Also, new frequency, 9830.017 ex-9830.021 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** UKRAINE [non]. 7730, July 23 at 0500-0507, UR1 via WRMI, `Ukraine: Security Issue` including Russia has lost 39,000 troops; 5000 reports of children forcibly deported; Russia still stealing grain from farmers; ports blockaded, but agreement to allow some exports reached in Turkey. Good as usual via Maryland SDR (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2148 monitoring: confirmed first broadcasts, UT Friday July 22 at 0130 on WRMIs: 5850, S9+20/30; 7730, S9/+10 direct, both noisy.

Also confirmed UT Friday July 22 at 0330 on WRMI 7780, S8/S9 direct.

Also confirmed Friday July 22 at 1430 on WRMI 9955, S9/S6 direct, trace of jamming. Next:

Also confirmed Friday July 22 at 1815.8 on IRRS SW via Bulgaria, 7290, S7/S8 into UTwente and also on AM Italia, 1323 & 918 kHz about the same into Noale SDR, but not 207 kHz; to completion almost 1845; then fill music, 1849 UN News interview about a musician who had an accident in Sardinia. 1857* 7290 chopped off already while 1323 & 918 continue with music. Also tuned in earlier: 1323 & 918 at 1758 ``welcome to Country Jamboree`` for the week of July 17, just in time to be chopped off at 1800 for IRRS `SW` ID and FSN; while as always, 7290 did not chop on until 1800.8, JIP FSN including Spotlite segment at 1803, 1805 IRRS ID with Milano PO Box otherwise denied, music. 1813 bird calls and open TUC Radio, about effects of climate change on marine life, just in time to be chopped off at 1815 for another long IRRS SW ID and then WOR.

Also confirmed Fri July 22 at 2030.3 on AM Italia 918 & 1323, following IRRS SW ID claiming that it`s on reduced carrier USB, which it is not; besides not even being on SW air ever at this hour. Tuned in at 2028 to a show of music from Ulster, before it`s chopped short. 1323 has ACI seemingly Romania on both sides 1314 & 1332, and now fast SAH and CCI which could also be Romania.

Also confirmed UT Saturday July 23 after 0130 on WRMI 9395, JBA on caradio amid a huge FM DX opening from the NW.

Also confirmed UT Saturday July 23 at 0400 on WBCQ Radio Angela, 5129.971, S9/+10 but noisy into Maryland SDR; PEI is offline. Next:

0700 UT Saturday Unique R, Australia 5035-USB or 3210-USB
1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
0030 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to SW
0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315; as late as 0430]
1324vUT Sunday WMRI Europe via Ch 292 Germany 9670
2000 UT Sunday IRRS 1323 & 918? & 207?-Italy
2230 UT Sunday WRMI 5950 to NNW [to be canceled? still July 17]
0030 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to SW
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 6160v Area 51 to WSW
0030 UT Tuesday WRMI 9395 to NNW
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
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S; 9395 to NNW

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** U S A. (7489.9v), UT Sat July 23 at 0000, WBCQ webcast of `AAAWWW`, soon obvious as new since refers to last week`s show about the Webbscope. Once again, Angela is remote on a lo-fi phoneline. But I am called to the car for FM DXing for almost 3 hours. Once again, I request if anyone else listen to this show and hear any significant info about WBCQ, such as new programming, technical matters such as the crashing SuperStition, buying up other SW stations, please report it to the WOR iog or to me (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5129.971, UR Sat July 12 at 0252-0300, managed to catch a few minutes of Greek Music Refuge, new show on WBCQ R. Angela, presented by Bill Tilford, but our longtime DX contributor Zacharias Liangas says he compiled the playlist. In the absence of ERT on SW any more. S9+10 but noisy storm crashes into Maine SDR (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. After a few days of tantalizing not-quite sporadic E FM DX paths to OK, UT Sat July 23 at 0000 I see MUFs exceeding 100 MHz to the NW of here on DXMAPs, so head for the hot car in the garage. I`m there for almost 3 hours of continuous DXing, centered on Montana, but also from Alberta, Idaho, Washington, South Dakota at least. Occupying 5 pages in my log notebook, it will take some time to research and compile completely (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 7849.3 LSB, July 22 at 0619, weak 2-way seems Spanish, vs QRM from CHU as I am investigating its vestigial LSB. Never notice it in normal USB or AM tuning (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report despatched at 0514 UT July 23