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Glenn Hauser logs July 31-August 1, 2020

** ALGERIA [non]. 13820, Friday July 31, via UTwente I record the 18-19 UT hour of RTA via FRANCE, that clattering self-jamming transmitter, to detect just when and what will be aired in English. Starts at 1829, “Hello, Muslims“, OM lecture about a holiday celebrated at the end of Hajj, so I suspect Moslems already know all about it. Every time a Big Shot is mentioned, such as Ibrahim and Prophet Ismail, must postscript “Peace be upon him“, or even “Peace and Blessings be upon him“. Is this a requirement on merely a courtesy? May mere mortals, even non-dead ones, also be saluted thus? I`ve seen it condensed to “PBUH“. 1836 into Spanish YL, first about COVID 19, then about same subject Hajj Fiesta, this version with music relief. 1849 into French, later Arabic; 1858 brief Qur`an before cutoff 1859* (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. Re: “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…“

Martin Potter replies on the ODXA iog:

“Hi, Glenn, Your item about the unmodulated carriers from Florida piqued my curiosity, and I have logged them during two evenings now on 4443 and 6993 kHz. QTH here is just south of Ottawa, Canada (grid FN25), a little ways from Florida (about 2000 km).

29 July 2020, 0148-0201 UT on 4443.00, 4443.01, and 4443.02 kHz, QSA 1-2 but clearly visible on the SpectrumLab waterfall display.
29 July 2020, 0203-0222 UT on 6992.99, 6993.00, 6993.01, and 6993.02 kHz, QSA 1-2 but clearly visible on the spectrum display.

Next night I used my GPS-disciplined oscillator as 10 MHz reference for the HP signal generator for frequency measurement, and got the following:
30 July 2020, 0205-0245 UT on 6993.000 and 6993.010 kHz, QSA 1-2 but clearly visible on the spectrum display.
30 July 2020, 0246-0303 UT on 4443.000, 4443.010, and 4443.020 kHz, QSA 2 and clearly visible.

The frequencies were measured without difficulty and there was no great Doppler shifting of the signals on this north-south path, so I believe my accuracy is within one hertz. For whatever it is worth, if there was any difference in signal strength in my observations, the signal on the whole kilohertz was always the strongest one. Not sure what that means in practice.

I have attached the spectrum displays from 29 July {visible also in the WOR iog}. Please ignore the accuracy of the frequency scale in these as it is determined by offset of the receiver tuning, and is good only for showing frequency differences, rather than absolute frequency.

As you might expect, none of these carriers is heard here during the daytime, only after sunset. I hope you can make something of all this. Thanks and take care! Very 73, Martin Potter VE3OAT“ WORLD OF RADIO 2045)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2045 monitoring: NOT confirmed Friday July 31 at 2200 on WRMI 9955 – first I am checking SDRs and find no signal at the three Caribbean-area TWRs, not in Brazil either, but at Bogotá, I realize there is a considerable carrier there but no modulation! The webcast won`t run either. Then I check here direct and also find S4-S6 of dead air. 2208 I e-mail WRMI about this, and Jeff says they will check it out. But it`s still OC/DA at 2234 when I survey the other WRMIs on air at this hour, and they all seem nominal: 9455, 9395, 5850, 5800; 5950 is on JBA but can`t be certain it`s modulating. By 2305, 9955 is still DA vs jamming. 0039 August 1 seems off while J continues; by 0128, 9955 is back on with music.

WOR 2045 is confirmed UT Sat August 1 at 0130 on WRMI trimulcast: 7780 fair S9, 5010 better S9+10 but both vs noise level, while 5850 is VG S9+30/40. I listen straight thru on 5850 to be sure it`s OK as this edition required a lot of editing due to technical problems. OK.

Next:

0700 UT Saturday Unique Radio NSW 3210-USB
1300 UT Saturday WRMI 15770 to NE
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
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

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** U S A. (7490+), UT Sat August 1 at 0000 I start monitoring WBCQ webcast of `Allan and Angela Weiner Worldwide` — surprise! A very frenetic jazzed-up version of “William Tell Overture“. Allan thanks Jason for that, sounds like the Siberian Orchestra? Initial topix: “We all need to lighten up“; how beautiful Angela is, a wife he loves so much; did you know that in the olden days of radio those on the air would dress up even tho no one could see them: now we are slobs. 0019 how AW listens to Rush and appreciates him; Angela says for the elexion in November we have a choice between Donald Trump and North Korea — as the Democrats will turn US into a socialist dictatorship; Allan would not go quite that far but says Biden is not a real candidate, a joke. I can`t take any more of that, but check the other frequencies via Alexandria remote: 5130 and 6160- are both on but noisy. By 0053 I tune to 7490+ direct as he goes into a couple e-mails; 0057 benedixion and wrapup.

Welcome back to John Carver, who`s back online, for his version of “Tonight’s AAWWW — Tonight’s show started on time on 5130, 6160 and 7490 with a different version of WTO. Allan and Angela in the studio. Allan says Jason was responsible for the version of WTO that was played this evening. Opening comments about the different version of the opening theme song and how was dressed this evening. Allan states that the biggest problem in this country is that people have lost their sense of humor and take offense they don’t like and free speech be damned. A very wound up animated Angela again this evening. Lots of virus talk and some political talk. Reading of emails at 0054 and closing prayer at 0057. There was no transmitter or antenna talk this evening and no station news at all. Program was off the air at 0100. John, Mid-North Indiana“ (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0407 UT August 1

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