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Glenn Hauser logs June 27, 2020

** CHINA. CNR1 jammer survey June 27: 12820 & 12190 at 1325 vs high local line noise level; at 1432 still 12190 but not 12820.

At 1435, 12835 and stronger 12880, both confirmed // 15110. (Almost?) all Sound of Hope frequencies end in -0, consequently also the jammers; so 12835 is unusual, and not in the Aoki/NDXC schedules.

At 1437, 13070 in Chinese, S3-S5; at 1440, 9200 JBA //; 1442, 10920 is JBA and 11170, no others in the area (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 12200, June 27 at 0541, RHC English at S9+10/20, undermodulated but sufficient. Could easily be a fundamental! But really 2 x 6100, which is S9+30/40. Harmonic leakage must be combining with enhanced propagation, such as sporadic E. Not a trace of RHC on 12000 or 12290, tho the other two 49mb frequencies are also still on the air, 6000 & 6145. Stronger than anything else on 25m. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** ETHIOPIA [non]. 11990, Sat June 27 from 1626 I am monitoring via UTwente, tuned to 11989.0-USB so I will hear a 1-kHz het when the carrier come on. It does, at 1631, but only for a split/second and off again. The same thing happens repeatedly for the next semihour, as I note the times, once or twice a minute, but may have missed some as I was simulistening online to `The Score` on KUCO-FM! Many repeated attempts to turn on the transmitter but it goes right back off again:

1631, 1633, 1635, 1635, 1636, 1638, 1639, 1640, … 1643, 1643, 1644, 1644, 1644, 1645, 1647, 1647, 1648, 1649, 1650, 1651, 1652, 1654, 1656, 1657, 1657 1658, 1659, 1700… That`s enough for me, so I quit.

This is a new IRRS broadcast in Oromo for East Africa, which Ron Norton publicized June 24 without a name or transmitter site as:

“11990 kHz (250 kW) from 1630-1730 UTC on Mon, Wed & Sat to East
Africa in Oromo language“

Meanwhile, Ivo Ivanov, very near the “Secretbrod“ = Kostinbrod transmitter site of Spaceline in Bulgaria, reported:

“NO SIGNAL at 1630 & 1634 UT on 11990, only QRM from 11985 Radio Free Asia in Korean via Saipan. And nothing at 1656, congratulations for SPL Secretbrod. Fair signal at 1707, but unknown broadcaster.“

So I resumed via UTwente at 1714. Now fairly good signal with Horn-of-Africa music and talk in presumed Oromo. Listening closely to sign-off at 1728, sounds like they mention Kenya, but maybe some other word, and quick ID in passing something like “Radio Otzutaki“ [or Opuzaki??]. Fortunately Ivo posted a clip including that at 1:38 into; what do you think? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXRlgX4_7s4&feature=youtu.be along with two clips earlier via: https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2020/06/irrs-unknown-broadcaster-on-11990-khz.html

Meanwhile2, I sent my earlier obs of nothing but carrier attempts to Ron Norton of NEXUS-IBA/IRRS and got this reply from Alfredo Cotroneo in Ireland at 1736:

“Hi Glenn, We are on 11990 with 250 kW. Propagation is crazy today, but we got reports from Russia. Antennas are pointing away from Twente. Alfredo“

To whom I replied:

“Alfredo, I`m sure the signal failed before 1700 as described. Retuned at 1714, then it was on steadily and sufficiently audible until 1729*. Could you reveal the name of this broadcaster, maybe website and/or contact info? Glenn“ (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** KURDISTAN [non]. 11530, June 27 at 0544 presumed Kurdish music, S5-S7, long pause, and more music. Denge Welat via FRANCE until 0600 switches to Pridnestrovye site per Aoki/NDXC. Also could be Turkish jammer “Radio Recep Erdogan“, but only one signal heard (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NIGERIA. 7255- & 9690-, June 27 at 0601, another day off for VON, no signals (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2040 monitoring: confirmed Saturday June 27 at 1325 the 1300 on WRMI 15770, JBA but sounds like my intonation. Next:
1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315; as late as 0400] 0300 UT Sunday WRMI 5800 to SSE
0900 UT Sunday Unique Radio NSW 3210-USB
0130 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 or 6160v to WSW
0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
0900 UT Monday Unique Radio NSW 3210-USB
1800vUT Monday IRRS 7290 Bulgaria to WNW, 594-Italy
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts: http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html

Thanks this week for financial support from Gerald T. Pollard, Raleigh NC, who sends a generous quarterly contribution marking Solstices & Equinoxes, by check in US funds on a US bank to Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702

One may also contribute via PayPal to woradio at yahoo.com PayPal not necessarily in US funds as they will convert. (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 17775-, Saturday June 27 at *1453, KVOH carrier on as I have been waiting for it; 1455 music; 1458 English ID & IS; 1500 sign-on; 1501 hymn so no Wavescan? No, that`s the way WS starts this week, a DX program without a constant themesong for sesquidecades. Signal is S6-S9 and somewhat undermodulated. I want to check how it sound closer to Carib target, but little or no signal at TWR Key West, Bonaire, DR remotes, nor the one at Alexandria VA.

Therefore KVOH is failing to reach its intended audience. There is plenty of single-hop HF sporadic E between Simi and here, MUF beyond 18 MHz, getting it here, but would require improbable double hop to Carib, if not non-sporadic F2 prop which obviously is not funxional (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1908 UT June 27

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