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Glenn Hauser logs October 8-9, 2019

** BELIZE. 18120-USB, Oct 8 at 2126, QRZs from V31JW with American accent, never saying where he be. Contacts VA7GI and in NW Oklahoma, also audible, W5EIY, who in fact is in Enid: see OKLAHOMA. QRZ.com:

“V31JW Belize
James W. Westfall
8505 Bacardi Drive
Dallas, TX 75238
USA

NT5V will be active from Belize October 5-12, 2019. I will upload all QSO’s to LOTW when I get home“. Nowhere any info about *where* in Belize he may be; secret? Is the OSOB on 17m, and zero broadcast signals on 16m [how can 17m be shorter than 16m? Rounding errors?]. He soon closes, “73 for now“ saying V31CC will soon come up on 30m. That`s another OM from Dallas, NN5E, Vernon H. Berry. They are obviously together, probably sharing rig (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA [and non]. 341 kHz, Oct 9 at 0644 UT, 500 watt ND Beacon dash and YYU still on, a day before decommissioning in Kapuskasing, Ontario; and still no sign of local Enid 25-watter EI. When I get a chance, must visit Woodring Airport to find out the fate of EI. Of course, some beacons are turned on only at certain hours, or when an incoming flight requests (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 335 kHz, Oct 9 at 0645 UT, dash and ND beacon YLD, which is 1000 watts from Chapleau, Ontario, not sked for decommissioning. Seems first time I`ve logged it but Harold Frodge, Michigan has reported it numerous times since at least 2006y. Chapleau is between Timmins and SSM (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 336 kHz, Oct 9 at 0646 UT, ND beacon BV with long pauses and no dash, heard while tuned to 335, mixing with YLD, but different pitch of course. Is 100 watts from Quebec City – Champlain per dxinfocentre.com (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 332 kHz, Oct 9 at 0647 UT, ND beacon dash and QT, 1000 watts from Thunder Bay, Ont., and mixing with IC, Wichita KS, 400 watts (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 328 kHz, Oct 9 at 0648 UT, ND beacon dash and YTL, 1000 watts from Big Trout Lake, Ontario. Wikipedia explains:

“Oji-Cree First Nation Reserve — Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug, also known as Big Trout Lake First Nation or KI for short, is an Oji-Cree First Nation reserve in Northwestern Ontario and is a part of Treaty 9. The community is about 580 km north of Thunder Bay, Ontario. Big Trout Lake is a large lake in Northern Ontario. The Fawn River flows into it from the west and drains it from the east. The reserve of the Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation, also known as Big Trout Lake, is located on Post Island on the lake’s northern shore.“ Logged before, April 1, as in DXLD 19-14: https://www.w4uvh.net/dxld1914.txt

A surprise lightning storm around Enid suggests it`s high time I disconnect and QRT (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6100, Oct 9 at 0626 while tuned to q.v. UNIDENTIFIED 2-way on 6095-USB, Morse CQ, CQ overrides out of 6100-AM RHC as `DXers Unlimited` is opening at this odd time instead of nominal :30. Ailing Arnie voice first about Tokelau (spelt) DX-pedition. Ends at 0632 already, into mandatory anti-American segment, `Connecting the Dots` this time about “Philippine resistance to the American Empire“ (which Cuba missed out on joining, tsk2). // 6165 also with decent signal and modulation for a change; 6000 & 5040 off. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6923-LSB, Oct 8 at 2340, pirate with classic tunes about Sunshine, 2343 announcement about testing and pausing for replies from any other pirates out there, hello, hello, hello? None. 2344 Johnny Cash song; CQ Radio calling South America, 2347 ID once as “Anti-Trump Radio“; inviting music requests; 2358 about QSL cards from CQ Radio, says he has been busy but will do SSTV QSL next time he`s on. “Beam-me-up-Scotty“ with reverb, 2359 “Good night“ and off. More reports here: https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,58957.0.html (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 18120-USB, Oct 8 at 2127, “W5EIY in northwest Oklahoma“ contacting V31JW in BELIZE, q.v. Axually right here in Enid, so I look him up in QRZ.com for the record:

“BILL C NOKES
2802 NIGHTENGALE LANE
ENID, OK 73703
USA

Hello! My name is Bill, and I have been W5EIY since 1954.

I was born in Weatherford, OK, grew up on a farm there, graduated HS in 1957 and headed off to Oklahoma State University for six years to get degrees in Animal Science & Horticulture. After OSU, I moved to Texas for about eight years, then came to Enid in 1973 to look after parents — both my wife’s and my own.

After a few years in the banking business I started off on a new career as a sales rep for a nail and air nailer company, covering four states and driving about 5,000 miles a month. In 2012, after 35 years on the road, I retired to have more time to play radio and encourage our eight grandchildren in their sports, music and theatre endeavors.

My rig is a Kenwood TS-570S running 80-90 watts. On 40M I use a 33-ft long inverted L. Just 33 feet? Yeah, covenants keep me in the stealth mode. The end-fed wire sneaks up 15 feet vertically alongside my workshop/shack, then runs 18 feet horizontally–never higher than the peak of the wood shake roof.

My alternate antenna is a 44-ft end-fed sloper with a 9:1 UnUn.

I enjoy both CW and SSB operation, especially late night DX-ing and rag-chewing. Plus, experimenting with simple antennas, including portable ones. With K5ECI, another “Bill in Enid,” we are assembling a go-kit around my Alinco DX70TH to use in case of a storm or other emergency — or even for day-trips to local state parks.

Hope to CU soon. Good DX to all! And let’s keep pounding that brass.

PHOTOS: (UPPER-L) My station is the TS-570S, power supplies Samlex 1223 and MFJ-4225, speaker, HamKey and Speed-X straight keys, and a hand mike. Just the basics, but what great fun!
(UPPER-R) SKCC, FISTS, WAC and WAS certificates earned with my peanut whistle set-up. Those deer antlers are from a well-remembered hunting trip with my son when he was ten years old.
(LOWER-L) If you have worked another “Bill in Enid,” that would probably be K5ECI, on right in the yellow vest. We are at the annual Cherokee Strip parade celebrating the 1893 Land Run with some longhorns right in our hip pockets.
(LOWER-R) Mug shot of a proud member of the Enid Amateur Radio Club“
(QRZ.com via gh, Enid, DXLD)

** U S A. 5970, Oct 9 at 0635-0640+, WEWN carrier with no modulation is cutting off and on at an extremely regular pace of 84 times per minute; why? Probably no one around Vandiver to notice in the nightmiddle; or if personned, dozed off. WEWN is a neat source of new anomalies. But we are meanwhile deprived of Spanish Roman Catholicism (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6095-USB, Oct 9 at 0622, 2-way in English, JBA because of heavy splash from strong 6100 RHC. Why in the world are they here nor at least on LSB which would have been much better? (6090 Anguilla, of course, is absent.) Unseems formal, urgent or military, just random ham-like ragchew. At first only one side audible, then detectable contact (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1634 UT October 9

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