** ANTARCTICA. 15475.98-CUSB, July 11 at 1400, special USB test broadcast publicized from LRA36 for one hour, but no signal direct to here, so on to Brazilian KiwiSDRs: the best one at Pardinho is already maxed out; no signal at Campo or Rio, but good via Brasília so I stay on that for the duration.
1402, songs are playing; 1410 Spanish announcements, ID, and I think a quick one in English and maybe another language, all the rest in Spanish. Lots and lots of conversation; they certainly have no lack of stuff to talk about, but I have a hard time making it out without a loud and clear signal. Do the Esperanzans ever explain the scientific research they are carrying out; if any, or are they just there to maintain Argentina`s questionable claim to this sector of the supposedly “international“ continent?
1417, contact info which they also repeat periodically. I tune the SDR to 15476.00 exactly in Synchronous AM mode and watch the readout of the “carrier“, constantly jumping around in Hz: 152, 211, 201, 199, 173, 169, 190, 197 etc. I`m not sure if this be significant and exactly what it mean — maybe attempting to lock onto it minus some 200 Hz without success since carrier is so far reduced. Yes, there is a carrier, obvious if you tune to 15475.0-USB and hear the het/tone. This broadcast had been publicized as something new in USB as if it had not been in USB all the time. Maybe the carrier has been reduced more than usual, but not eliminated.
By 1450 it`s faded up better, with laughter, song, but by 1454 I`m distracted by TVDX from The Metroplex: see USA. 1458, “Nacional, La República“ ID as this may be simulcast on the domestic LRA network, and multi-digit phone number, toll-free? 1507-1520, caller with a very hoarse voice, outro ID as Alejandro Ortiz; seems like he`s at one of the other bases? 1521 music and program ID as `Corazón Antártico`.. 1542 mention Adrián Korol, head of RAE who apparently arranged this broadcast. 1558 another caller ends, ID, jingle; 1601 credit plugs for regular Wednesday show, music, yet another caller. 1621 music bit, 1640 song with bandoneón, music only still going past 1700. Really nice and I stick with this instead of Gounod`s Faust on KUCO. 1718 says its “Miguel Figueroa y su Conjunto“. Still 1725+. 1730, another brief plug for `Corazón Antártico`, miércoles 11-13` local time, but that`s also name of program now at 1732. 1739+, To be continued?
[non] But from 1605 to 1700 it`s in the background as I was mainly listening to `The Score` on KUCO-FM webcast, this week tributing the late Ennio Morricone, with his great cinemusic, to be continued next week! (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** CHINA [and non]. CNR1 jammer survey, July 11 from 1322, and there are lots of them, starting with the only one with equal level from victim:
15165, S8/S9+10 two Chinese talkers mixing, so in this case only, VOA is holding its own at least over here if not inside China. It`s 13-14 only via THAILAND, and from that angle the 14-degree azimuth is also aimed toward us far beyond (like HSK9`s NAm service at 6 or 38 degrees which never comes in this well after 0000).
Now to quick scan of all the others, not all evaluated for strength or //, some presumed, and never any Firedragon music: 15130; 14500 JBAC; 13835 echo; 13530 S9/+10; 13160; 12880; 12870 S9+10/20; 12820 S3-5; 12800 S8-9; 12500 S5-9; 12190 S4-7 vs CODAR.
By now it`s 1331, continuing: 11460; 11440; 11170 S4-7; 11150; 11100; 10960 JBAC; 10920; 10870; 10820; (10370 not // music — oops, that`s 11760 RHC minus local 1390 KCRC mix); 10160 JBAC; 9300; 9255; 9230; 9215; 9200 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** CUBA. 5040, July 11 at 0547, RHC not in wrong language Spanish, but instead English tonight, // 6000 distorted, 6100 & 6145 good, 12200 poor; so we again have a `Cuban 5` despite deletion of 6060. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** CUBA. 7335, 7345, 7365, 7405, 7435, July 11 at 0556, residual jamming on all these Mart? frequencies, even the DRM one, despite it being totally off SW between 04 & 10 UT for months now. They do not all sound exactly the same, different pulsing and pitching. The incompetent and hugely wasteful Jamming Command also has no consideration for innocent bystations. Think how many undernourished Cubans could be fed for the cost of all that electropower alone! (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** GERMANY. 3955, reply from The Mystery Pirate to my report of hearing music from something via remote from 0200 July 11:
“Hi Mr. Hauser – A problem at Channel 292 prevented our program from airing this morning. What you heard, I believe, was 292’s “filler” music, transmitted when they have no paid programming.
The program will air at 0200 UTC tomorrow, July 12, 2020. If you could let your readers know, I’d appreciate it.
Yours truly, The Mystery Pirate. We’re a mystery to ourselves“
Also asked someone else not to publicize e-mail address, so people have to search it out. Not the way to encourage reports. I already showed it (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2042 monitoring: confirmed Saturday July 11 at 1300 on WRMI 15770, JBA as usual here, peaks to very poor. Next:
1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315; as late as 0400] 0300 UT Sunday WRMI 5800 to SSE
0700 UT Sunday Unique Radio NSW 3210-USB
0030 UT Monday WRMI 7730 to WNW [NEW] 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 to SSE [jammed?] 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 Ron Howard, Monterey CA, for a generous check in US funds on a US bank to Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702; in memoriam Brian Alexander, Pennsylvania DXer who died in December 2012
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. Bill Hepburn`s tropo forecast map for 15 UT July 11 shows a convoluted mess around here, levels 1, 2 and 3 between here and The Metroplex, whence I soon find some signals into my broken antenna at roof level on a bent mast, not even pointing horizontally:
Bandscan starting at 1524 UT finds a few signals barely decoding:
RF 30, 29-1, KMPX-HD [1000 kW, Decatur TX, Estrella TV] RF 31, 55-1, Azteca [KAZD, 1000 kW, Lake Dallas TX] RF 21, 58-1, TBN-HD [KDTX-TV, 736 kW, Dallas; all as W9WI.com listed] RF 14, 13-1, KERA-HD PSIP showing at 1608 captured when not looking
Also many BAD signals probably mostly from same area: 32, 35, 36, 11, 20, 26. BTW, W9WI.com shows *2* Dallas stations on RF 36: KDFI-27 and Spanish KXTX-TV 39; that can`t be right, simultaneously (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
This report dispatched at 1739 UT July 11