mercoledì 27 luglio 2022

Glenn Hauser logs July 26-27, 2022

** BRAZIL. 9664.101V, July 26 at 0631, RVM now drifting downward, almost minus one kHz from nominal 9665, S7/S9 with praise music, usual VG modulation (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 15230, July 26 at 1450, RHC Spanish is S9/+10 but just barely modulated, while // 15140 is merely undermodulated. 26 de julio: time for my annual salute to The Revolution with my parody motto: ``Patria o Suerte, ¡Pensaremos!`` I am still awaiting photographic evidence of this being scrawled on any public surface inside Cuba.

For those who don`t get it, instead of ``Fatherland or Death, We Shall Overcome``, I refer to the millions of Cubans who have or are considering fleeing the country: ``Fatherland or Fortune, We`ll Think About It``, as many have prospered in Florida, or at least attained Freedom (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** EGYPT. 9439.995, July 25 at 2206, R. Cairo, S9+30/40 into UTwente, with huge humwhine over distorted English. Something`s always egregious in Egypt.

9440, July 26 at 2119 and still 2145, even worse, S9+35/45 into UTwente with big humwhine, only occasional modulation spikes on and off, totally unusable (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** MALDIVES [non]. 11620, July 26 at quick check 1525, Voice of Martyrs Korea, secret site maybe Taiwan, S7/S9 into UTwente, still in English not Dhivehi; has huge second-adjacent QRM splash from 11610 in American English which means it must be CRI: yes, 500 kW, 269 degrees from Kashgar, EAST TURKISTAN, land of imperialist ChiCom genocide against Uighurs and other Moslems (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SPAIN. 17855, Monday July 25 at 2200, REE again token English-less, like it was on Friday; instead continues in Castilian with feature about Mexican corrida music. Ken Zichi confirms there was English last week on Mon & Wed July 18 & 20 but not Friday. We hope it`s just a summer vacation, but how about telling us what`s up? At as of July 25, last podcast dated 16/07 and says:

``English Language Broadcast --- Justin Coe y Amy Margaret Egan Lunes, miércoles y viernes a las 22.00 horas UTC, martes, jueves y sábado a las 02.00 horas reemisión

The English Language Broadcast of Radio Exterior de España has been on the air since 1944. Our daily [sic] broadcasts seek to inform listeners about goings-on in Spain, as well as offer a Spanish perspective on world events. News, sports and weather, presented live, are followed on weekdays by a variety of different programs on subjects ranging from art and culture to history, politics, and the latest trends. These programs can be heard again at the weekend.``

The 0200 repeat must be from the distant past, let alone weekend repeats on SW. The podcasts typically run over 30 minutes, so presumably are original, then edited down for SW. But has it all been bcanceled??? Would anyone who has had direct personal contact with Justin or Amy, ask them what`s going off? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 9830.001, July 25 at 2213, VOT English is on today, S9+35/45 into UTwente, with loud hum but tolerable, new frequency ex-9830.021 so a different transmitter than usual? Concluding `Review of the Tuerkiyeish Press` at 2215 to multi-lingual ID reel filler, which was recently redone with different background music. 2217 other music; 2221 ``Voice of Tuerkiye, always by your side`` -- what does that really mean? 2222 song, 2225 `Feeling Supreme` theme and 2226 YL with natural remedies for arthralgia = joint pain, about a dozen, starting with: massage, ginger, swimming, oil, sycamore leaves, turmeric, pineapple [std. disclaimer], until 2231 as I turn my attention to NBC Nightly [sic] News; did perceive carrier drop at 2257* (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** UKRAINE [non]. 7730, July 26 at 0500-0506, UR1 via WRMI, `Ukraine: Security Issue` for July 25 = day 152 of Putin`s war, starting with more shelling of Kharkiv, killing civilians (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. VOA`s --- Just heard this referenced on Flashpoint: Ukraine, July 26 circa 1940 on WRMI 15770:

``About --- is a fact-checking website produced by Voice of America (VOA). The website serves as a resource for verifying the increasing volume of disinformation and misinformation being distributed and shared globally.

VOA journalists research and analyze quotes, stories, and reports distributed by government officials, government-sponsored media and other high-profile individuals. The reporters separate fact from fiction, add context, and debunk lies.

Voice of America is a multimedia, nonpartisan, international broadcaster providing accurate news and information, particularly for audiences with limited press freedoms. VOA, headquartered in Washington, D.C., broadcasts in 47 languages to a measured weekly audience of more than 278 million people around the world.

Corrections --- strives to provide accurate and comprehensive information. If you believe there is an error in our reporting, please alert us using the "Contact Us" form. We appreciate your input and will work to make any necessary corrections as quickly as possible`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2148 monitoring: confirmed UT
Tuesday July 26 at 0030, S9+10/20 into Maryland SDR. 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
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S; 9395 to NNW

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** U S A. 5072.1 & 5097.9, July 26 at 0637, spurs from 5085 WTWW are JBA carriers vs high storm noise level, so not eliminated tho sometimes inaudible; you never know whether will be on this late (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 9330.061, July 26 at 1456, WLCR via WBCQ still too far off-frequency for the 500 kW SuperStition, S8/S9 in English (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 2149 UT July 26