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Glenn Hauser logs February 7-8, 2020

** CANADA. 346-MCW kHz, Feb 7 at 0706, ND beacon dash and YXL, which is 500 watts from Sioux Lookout, Ontario. I was tuned to 347-USB.

382-MCW kHz, Feb 7 at 0708, NDB dash and YPL, which is 1000 watts from Pickle Lake, Ontario. Both audible despite storm noise crashes from SE USA and I hope temporary local buzz noise level. See also USA (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CHINA [non]. 15700, Feb 7 at 1502, CRI Plus relay via CUBA is S9+10/20 but undermodulated; in news all about how China is coping with the Coronavirus; did they explain why the late Dr Li was persecuted? Missed the first part; only one other item, about Iowa caucuses before 1505 `World Today` discussion, calling up scholars(?) in Glasgow and Barcelona who appear to be great admirers of China. Enough of that (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 6000, Feb 7 at 1451, RHC is still on here at S9, but JBM, suptorted during `Estampas de Cuba`, non-philatelic. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 13505, 13570, 13635, 13765, 13830, 13895, 13960 approx., Feb 7 at 1455, FM/AM spurblob constellation out of RHC 13700 at plus and minus 65 kHz intervals. 13505 only a trace; 13895 louder than closer 13830 at least when I tune by. 13765 wipes out Radio Farda via Lampertheim, Germany scheduled for a dekahour, 0530-1530. Something`s always wrong at RHC.

Off topic on the IRCA MW iog, and quoted on WOR 2020, Phil Karn explains: “I’m thinking of how these spurs could have been generated. Given that they seemed to be centered around the main transmission, I can easily see how a conventional plate-modulated class-C AM transmitter could develop spurious oscillations that would appear as harmonically related sidebands of the main signal, with the varying high voltage (due to the modulation) frequency modulating those spurious emissions. They could really use a new transmitter, but I suspect they won’t get one for a while. Phil“ (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 15140, Feb 7 at 1508, RHC is S9/+10 of dead air; while weaker // 15230 is OK. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA [and non]. 1320.0, Feb 7 at 1621 UT check on the R75 with E-W longwire, dominant signal is in political talk, not sports, so KWHN, Fort Smith AR; with the rotatable DX-398 on 1319.96, I can separately get sports talk from SW, which is modulation from KCLI Clinton (Glenn Hauser, Enid, WOR)

** TURKEY. 5960, Feb 7 at 2322, zero signal English to North America from VOT, so expect no bonus German either at 0000 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 365-MCW kHz, Feb 7 at 0707, ND beacon AA, which is 100 watts from Fargo – Harwood, North Dakota. Was tuned to 363-USB.

400-MCW kHz, Feb 7 at 0709, ND beacon AHQ, which is 25 watts from Wahoo, Nebraska. Vs storm noise from SE USA and local buzz. See also CANADA (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 12788-USB, Feb 7 at 2205, VP S1-S3, marine weather broadcast obsessed with nothing but wind direxion and speed in knots; and seas in feet, for various Atlantic ocean grids. EiBi shows only station on this frequency is USCG New Orleans, NMG, with several broadcasts including this one at 2130-2245. Unlike some other USCG, like Chesapeake, NMG with decent modulation by OM robovoice (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 7340-7345-7350, Feb 7 at 2312 check, Radio Martí well received with few dropouts via Colombia KiwiSDR; no problem tuning it here like some have been reporting; I understand the mode at GB is DRM-B. Readout shows only RM, nothing on a second channel; bring back Willis Conover! (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2020 monitoring: confirmed first WRMI airing, Friday Feb 7 at 2300 on 9955, VG via Colombia Kiwi SDR; direct at 2321 check, S9+10, G/VG with no jamming audible.

Also confirmed UT Sat Feb 8 at 0130 direct on WRMIs: 5010, S7-S9 but noisy; 5850 VG S9+20/30; 7780 good S9/+20. Next:

1300 UT Saturday WRMI 15770
2030vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
0400vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0415] 2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780
0130 UT Monday WRMI 7780
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 9395
0400vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51
0430 UT Monday WRMI 9955
0900 UT Monday Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB
0930 UT Monday Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB [another episode] 1900vUT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania?
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780
0900 UT Wednesday Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 7780
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 7490.25v, UT Sat Feb 8 at 0009, checking reception of WBCQ, as I tune in the FKB huxter is saying “we had eight years of black Barack Obama, a homosexual, and his transvestite wife“. What horrible nonsense; ain`t Free Speech great?! Tnx to WBCQ, how many people will be persuaded of that?

(7490.25v but via webcast), UT Sat Feb 8 at 0103, after WTO, `AAAWWW` is starting, but quickly familiar as a repeat: beautiful Angela is in a string bikini, as she likes to run around the house in her underwear when it`s warm, i.e. 75 degrees in DeLand vs colder temps further north. But NWS now shows it`s really only 52 degrees in DeLand. A twit from Allan Feb 7 says he`s still “on sabbatical“ (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0232 UT February 8

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