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Glenn Hauser logs January 8-9, 2020

** CANADA. 335-MCW kHz, Jan 8 at 0712 UT, dash and ND beacon YLD, which is 1000 watts from Chapleau, Ontario.

353-MCW kHz, Jan 8 at 0715, dash and NDB PG, which is 25 watts at Portage-la-Prairie, Manitoba. CCI from two USA stations, q.v. (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CANADA. 2598-USB, Jan 8 at 0655 UT, marine weather in English by roboyl, with slight reverb: could there be two transmitter sites emitting the same feed? S7 vs S5 noise level and hard to copy. 0658 mentions “northern Grand Banx“ i.e. off Nfld. “storm warnings in effect“. 0701 “ —– radio, out“. But none of the three references checked show any broadcasts on this frequency just before 0700! Placentia NL VCP supposedly starts at 0737. Nothing was on sibling frequency 2749-USB (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 9965, Jan 8 at 1551, pulse jamming against nothing. The only reason for Cuban jamming of this frequency was Radio República when it was still running an ELCOR transmitter in COSTA RICA. As of July *2011* we were noting that it was no longer there, and relays via Sackville had already started on 9490 (later replaced by Issoudun, to this day). A fine example of jammed once, jammed forever, as Cuba continues to pollute the SW bands for no reason whatsoever, not even the evil reason of jamming *something* (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 15230, Jan 8 at 1543, `Sonido Cubano` but just barely modulated music at S9; while // 15140 is OK at S9+10; as is 13700, S9+10 without spurs. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 11850 undermodulated, // 15140 overmodulated/distorted, // 15370 good modulation, Jan 8 at 2126 with fill music in Spanish, too late to ascertain program language this date from 2100, but surely all the same rather than three different as scheduled. At 2130, 15140 to dead air and off; 15370 off; 11880 into Brazuguese (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** PERU. 5980, Jan 8 at 2353, carrier from R. Chaski vs Cuban jamming, until autocutoff at 2354:01.5, which is 3.5 seconds earlier than 48 hours ago, averaging 1.75 each (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 5960, Jan 8 at 2350, VOT has made it on the air today, perhaps as early as 2300 for English; now it`s over and into IS, which keeps playing and from 2356 includes IDs every semiminute in German: “Hier ist die Stimme der Türkei“; at 0000 January 9 timesignal ending a sesquisecond late! Look, if you can`t do better than that, don`t do a timesignal at all, which imply precision like from a legit TS station, CHU I was comparing this to. And opening program in German, news, unknown for how much longer this spurious broadcast. Something`s always wrong at Emirler. Wolfgang Büschel picks this up today:

“Man gönnt sich ja sonst nüscht, TUERKEI 5960.004 kHz TRT Deutsch. Glenn Hauser berichtet oft über liederliche Arbeitsweise bei den TRT Emirler Technikern, d.h. man schaltet nach der Englischsendung 23-24 UT nicht ab, sondern überträgt munter weiter die auf dem web livestream anliegende TRT DEUTSCH Sendung. Heute um 0022-0024 UT einen Reisebericht der folklore feature Ecke, gehört auf den remote Perseus in New Jersey östliche USA Küste mit S=9+20dB. 73 wb“ (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 353-MCW kHz, Jan 8 at 0715, besides PG from CANADA, q.v., two US NDBs mixing, IN and LI. Same pitch but different pitch than PG; IN and LI have slightly different periods, so if you listen long enough they are more or less alternating rather than conflicting making for “strange“ Morse code. IN is 100 watts from International Falls, Minnesota; LI is 400 watts from Little Rock, Arkansas (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2015 monitoring: confirmed Wednesday January 8 at 2100 on WRMI 7780, fair; for at least the second week at this secret time represented by a blank space on the System F skedgrid. There is another blank at the same time Friday which should be checked.

Also confirmed Wed Jan 8 from 2200:20 on WBCQ 7490.252v, good S9/+10, further off-frequency but not a problem as long as there is no QRM. (EiBi shows CNR1 at 2023-2400 on 7490 but no trace of it here.)

Also confirmed UT Thu Jan 9 at 0100 on WRMI 7780, fair S7-S9.

New WOR 2016 should be ready early UT Friday Jan 10 and first SWBC at 0900 on Unique Radio 5045-USB; 2300 on jammed WRMI 9955 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** VIETNAM [non]. 7315, Jan 9 at 0001, VOV opening English via WHRI. During first couple minutes there was “running water“ QRM followed by some crosstalk briefly; strange. But this relay is certainly still in effect, despite absent last night at 0140. Also in Vietnamese from 0100 check when it`s S9+30/40. Tnx to Alan Roe, Wolfgang Bueschel, Paul Walker, all of whom reported hearing this earlier in 2020y (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0210 UT January 9

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