sabato 30 luglio 2022

Glenn Hauser logs July 29-30, 2022

** NORTH AMERICA. 6922.1? USB, July 29 at 2357, music in high storm noise level such that I can`t even be sure of the frequency, but there seems to be a vestigial carrier as above. Music sounds no better or worse tuned to 6923 USB. Maybe same as these on `6920`:,100060.0.html (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. 27184.4 AM, July 29 at 2344, local Enid CB relay of broadcast station, but unsounds like country 103.1 KOFM as heard for weeks previously, not checked lately; rather, gospel music. Huge het from a spoiler carrier on 27185.5, but can be split by LSB tuning. 2346, auto timecheck for 6:45 and weather forecast, banjo music. Then I search for // on FM radio and find it on 99.9; `Abide With Me` until 2355. So now the source is KVBN-LP now promoted to worldwide SW broadcaster. Own site is on US81 N, same ex-church which used to house KLGB-LP 94.3 which closed down, but antenna tower is still up for 100-watt horizontal-only KVBN (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, WOR)

** PUERTO RICO. 28315 USB, July 29 at 2337, Spanish QSO almost in the beaconband, mentions KP4WQ in Aguadilla, presumably him rather than his contact: ARRL/FCC lookup: VILLANUEVA, LUIS, KP4WQ, Calle North East 281 A, AGUADILLA, PR 00603. Only one other USB QSO audible on band, English (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SPAIN. 17855, July 29 at 2209, REE has again replaced English with Spanish, on a Friday, another show about Cuban music, not exactly a rarity on SW thanks to FTIOM and RHC. May well be worthwhile program, and I could even understand it, but refuse to listen as long as token English be canceled? Or at least in limbo (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 9830.021, July 29 at 2210, VOT direct seems almost dead air as received direct, requiring LSB to avoid the RTTY. By 2229 I rate it undermodulated, with whine. At 2247 I switch to UTwente which always gets it much better intercepted on the way to N America, and which displays traditional exact frequency offset. It`s S9+50 with sufficient modulation now. 2251 `Did You Know That?` some town in Tuerkiye produces 80 kilotons of honey; sign off with full English schedule which seems to be correct but jumbled; IS to 2257.5* before we may get into any bonus spurious Germanizing (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. No FM DX lately, Es MUF not making it above 88 MHz to here, so I check for 10m hamband CW beacons at 1/3 the MUF, July 29 at 2335, and find only two:

28289.3, WJ5O/B, Troy AL, the guy really into this with his hugelist at: updated 7 July, 2022. The trouble is, it`s historical going back more than a decade, surely with a lot of chaff which needs to be outweeded.

28217.7, VVV VVV DE K4PAR/B EM83 - with long pauses. Eatonton, Georgia, another one heard many times before (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2149 monitoring: confirmed Friday July 29 from 1815.4 on IRRS SW via Bulgaria 7290 & 14580 into UTwente SDR; and AM Italia, 1323 kHz, but not 918 or 207 kHz, into nearby Noale SDR.

Tuned in at 1800 to find `Feature Story News` in progress on 1323, and 7290 cutting on later a bit before 1801. Spotlite portion at 1803, headlines; 1805 music fill; 1813 birdsongs introducing TUC Radio, now a regular thing at exactly this time, and for only 2 minutes! Chris Hedges starts to interview someone on July 8, till chop to 1815 IRRS ID and 1815.4 WOR. Details:

Second harmonic of 7290 Kostinbrod also JB audible on 14580 into UTwente, not always the case. Strangely, both have the same RTTY/FSK warble on the USB side but evitable by LSB tuning. Or by narrowing bandwidth below 1.5 kHz. Checked 3 x 7290 = 21870 just in case, but nothing.

Despite proximity of Noale to Villa Estense, 1323 has plenty storm crashes, and I see on Blitzortung that there is lots of lightning over northern Italy and much of Europe. There is also music and talk CCI from an understation, presumably the 15 kW Romanian station with minority service in German, but which WRTH 2022 did not show at this time. Notable that the IRRS IDs, or NEXUS/IBA/IRRS no longer ask for P-mail to that Milano POBox, which IRRS has otherwise said is no longer valid; rather an e-mail address, such as after WOR at 1844 completed, into music fill.

WOR 2149 also confirmed Friday July 29 at 2050 the 2030 on AM Italia, 1323 only, S9+10/15. Now there is a fast SAH and music CCI from some understation when Romania is presumably off.

Also confirmed UT Saturday July 30 at 0130 on WRMI, checked on several remotes to the NW or NNW which seem to be struggling with undermodulation; best into Maryland with S9+10/20. Next:

0400 UT Saturday WBCQ 5130 to WSW
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 24]
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. 7489.91 approx., July 30 at 0000, WBCQ `AAAWWW` opener amid William Tell Overture, AW says humans are not center of everything, just look up: inspired by Webb, so it`s a rerun from a biweek ago. Never mind. Poor in noise direct but I then check PEI SDR where this high a frequency in HNL is JBA on -70/72 Hz = 7489.929, while 5130 minus 24 Hz = 5129.976 is S9+10/15; and 3265+ is NOT on this week (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0225 UT July 30