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Glenn Hauser logs July 27-28, 2020

** ANTARCTICA. On July 26, I sent my log of the Sat July 25 LRA36 special for QSL, to the address I heard announced, and quoted in my log report, tranalra36@radionacional.com.ar — but it bounced July 27. So I resent it to an address mentioned in previous publicity: tranalra36@radionacional.gov — I hope this one be correct. That one just bounced too, immediately. WHAT is the correct one? Bruce Churchill replied: Tranalra36@radionacional.gov.ar — This is the correct address“. So I try a third time: no bounce, but no reply yet either. Trana is name of the LRA36 person (Glenn Hauser, OK, July 28, WOR)

** CUBA. 11670, July 28 at *0011:46.5, RHC carrier cuts on and starts undermodulating Spanish in less than a minute. Arnie`s official sked claims this runs from 23 to 04 UT for Rio de Janeiro, so I have been wondering whether there would be an overlap with REE Spain (q.v.) which on weekdays goes off at 2304*. So I set the ATS-909 to 11669-USB and waited for a carrier/tone to appear. No collision today, but does it ever start on time at *2300? Something`s always wrong at RHC.

11670 is the current big spurblobber, rather than 13700 in the mornings, likely the same transmitter. At 0020 I check for those: circa 11633 and 11713, but not equally offset, minus 37 and plus 43. Then I go back to the lower and find it spreads as far as 11625 = minus 45. Almost readable listening in FM or AM modes, hum along with the telltale F# tone above Middle C. Also JBA around 11593 but no more on the plus side with inband QRM. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 6000, July 28 at 0056, RHC S9+10/20 of dead air in English, then some JBM and suptortion, while // 6145 is sufficient. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. 95.5-WBFM, July 27 at 2112 UT, “K-95.5, Tulsa`s New Country“ as KWEN-FM, originally counterpart of KKNG in OKC, holds its own against our 95.7 local tnx to tropo boost after heavy rain. Differs slightly from WTFDA DB listing, “K-95 FM“ (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SPAIN. 9690, Monday July 27 at 2203, REE with Justin Coe introducing fusion of flamenco and jazz by Daniel García, in the thrice-weekly English service — this sounds very familiar, and is in fact a re-run of the Monday July 6 broadcast.

11670, Mon July 27 at 2300, REE earworm IS post-sign-off from its weakest frequency here, for Africa until 2304* while much stronger off-the-back instead of -side 12030 for ME continues a bit longer. Meanwhile only the two other frequencies for N&S America, 9690 & 11940 are still programming from 2300 with Portuguese. This is correcting the WRTH July 20 Update which had all four frequencies for that until 2330, but typo for one of them as 2200-2230 M-F. I am really checking whether a collision at 2300 with CUBA, q.v. (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 9830, July 27 at 2200, VOT English is on and NSS-less; 2249 recheck IS already playing after closing (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 6993, July 28 at 0054, at least two JBA carriers beating against each other. Time for another occasional log of presumed propagation research stations in Florida. Terry Kruger sent me in April 2016 the FCC CP and license pdf about this, but which I can no longer find on the FCC website, under file number 0388-EX-PL-2015, perhaps because the one-year experimental license expired on July 1, 2016 — but if renewed perhaps with a different number. No hits on the callsign either, WH2XWF, nor on ASTRA. Anyhow the pertinent info then was:

Atmospheric & Space Technology Research Associates (ASTRA), LLC.

Station Locations
(1) Cross City (DIXIE), FL – NL 29-37-46; WL 83-06-28
(2) Hawthorne (PUTNAM), FL – NL 29-39-42; WL 81-57-26
(3) Inverness (CITRUS), FL – NL 28-47-58; WL 82-18-58
(4) Homosassa (CITRUS), FL – NL 28-44-55; WL 82-33-19
(5) Keystone (HILLSBOROUGH), FL – NL 29-50-40; WL 82-02-24

Each of them on the same four frequencies, all with 164 watts ERP: 4443, 4647, 6769, 6993 kHz. They may be running open carriers only without IDs or anything, but too weak to be sure. Can anyone confirm whether same ones are still going on 6993?

Closest hits on HF Underground are complaints about a carrier on 6993 QRMing a naughty pirate call on 6995 in 2016, 2017. No significant hits on call or frequency at UDXF iog (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2044 monitoring: confirmed Monday July 27 from 1800:47.5 on IRRS via BULGARIA 7290, usual VG signal at UTwente SDR and also usual inevitable worble from 7291 and splash from 7280 & 7300. Open carrier at tune-in 1756; a few sex before 1759 JIP fragment of talk about pandemic; few sex before 1800 cut to IRRS sign-on with P O Box in Milano, Feature Story News from Washington, headlines only before WOR start. Seems running intact until recheck just before 1830, my last few words ironically chopped off after “when I conclude“ before I can finish “with a standard disclaimer“. Nevertheless, it still applies.

Also confirmed UT Tue July 28 at 0100 on WRMI 7780, S5-S9 but JBA direct; good at UTwente. Next:
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

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Thanks this week for financial support from Richard Langley, Fredericton NB, for a contribution via PayPal to woradio at yahoo.com — not necessarily in US funds as they will convert

One may also contribute via MO or check in US funds on a US bank to: Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6965-AM, July 28 at 0055, JBA carrier, maybe trace of music, pirate? Nothing in HFU (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0306 UT July 28

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