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Glenn Hauser logs September 12, 2020

** ALGERIA. 891, Sept 12 at 0421, big het upon WLS 890, and can barely separate a bit of audio, presumed this usual bigsig from RTA, and setting me off on a complete TA bandscan, see UNIDENTIFIED (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** ANTARCTICA. 15475.98-CUSB, Sept 12 at 1825, and a couple hours earlier, no signal at Brasil remote from LRA-36 nor any expected this week, but the multi-hour Spanish/German/English special from RAE Bs. As. has been rescheduled for Sat Sept 19, weather permitting (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CANADA, 15034-USB, Sept 12 at 1421, VOLMET from CHR, Trenton Military, Ontario, with “no report received“ from Trenton itself and several other locales. Usual situation (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 6100, Sept 12 at 0636, RHC English suptorted here during a COVID-19 PSA. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** JAPAN. 774, Sept 12 from 1139: first check as always of 774, on the PL-880 finds a considerable carrier from the NW, no doubt NHK, so worth a complete bandscan on the R75 with E-W longwire before going back to sleep: there is some audio on both 774 and 747 from NHK2 500 kW superpowers, JOUB Akita and JOIB Sapporo, respectively, which may be decommissioned next year; at first seem Japanese, but careful, these include various language lessons. At 1159 I`m back on 774 but cannot make out any distinctive 1200 timesignal. At 1207, 747 still audible with talk; sunrise here today 1212 UT. See UNIDENTIFIED for more (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SPAIN. 684, Sept 12 at 0424, among numerous TA carriers, two are beating here with some music audio, presumed RNE as usual (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2051 monitoring: confirmed Saturday Sept 12 at 1148 the 1130 on WRMI 9955, S9+10 over some jamming audible. Several weeks ago this was replaced by a gospel huxter scheduled for same time on Sunday, and believe it happened more than once, so I gave up on this airing and removed it from my schedules, despite its remaining on the WRMI skedgrid. Let`s hope it stix now.

Resnoozing, missed checking 1300 Sat on WRMI 15770. Did anyone hear it? Next:
1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
2300 UT Saturday WRMI 7780 to NE
0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315; as late as 0400] 0030 UT Monday WRMI 7730 to WNW
0130 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE, 5800-NEW to SSE
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
[from Sept 21 changing to 6160v] 0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
1800vUT Monday IRRS 7290 Bulgaria to WNW, 594-Italy
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
0330 UT Tuesday WRMI 5800 NEW to SSE
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 Robert W Gruska, Glendale NY, who has been contributing periodically since at least 2009; a PMO to Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702; if by check please in US funds on a US bank.

Financial support may alternatively be sent via PayPal to woradio at yahoo.com – not necessarily US funds as PP will convert (Glenn Hauser, OK WOR)

** U S A. 7570 // << 7730, Sept 12 at 1437, extended Sabbathday TOMBS WRMI broadcast is strangely reversed in signal strength, as 7570 is the one closest to our direxion and normally stronger (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 1360, Sept 12 at 0357 UT standing by for the much heralded 6 hour DX test from WNJC, Washington Twp., NJ, wherever that is; address is in Sewell, which is about 10 miles south of Camden, on Egg Harbor Road, but that`s nowhere near Sewell. Egg Harbor strangely enough is not on the coast but about 15 miles inland from Atlantic City on the Expwy. Would you believe that there are five different Wash Twps in NJ, each in a different county? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington_Township,_New_Jersey

Washington Township, Bergen County, New Jersey
Washington Township, Burlington County, New Jersey
Washington Township, Gloucester County, New Jersey
Washington Township, Morris County, New Jersey
Washington Township, Warren County, New Jersey

Gloucester County is the one inhabited by Sewell. and that`s the one just south of Camden, i.e. Philadelphia PA.

Quite a pileup of signals, almost like a graveyard. Coverage maps show 1360 crammed with stations east of the Mississippi, but rather sparse to the west, yet with three in relatively small Iowa. None in OK, the nearest to us KPHN EWTN El Dorado KS, barely audible daytime. NRC AM log has a total of 61 USA on 1360, even a second one in NJ, Newton/Paterson.

One signal slightly above the others mentions Iowa, and at 0400 ID for KSCJ Sioux City 1360 and FM. It`s U2 5/5 kW supposedly with a notch null thisaway in a 4-way narrow X pattern. No sign of CW or other DX test sounds thru the KSCJ net news until 0404; rechex at 0541 and 0627 also fruitless. Longer listening periods are required, and there will be another six hours UT Sunday at 0400-1000, with greater power. I wonder how far west WNJC made it? James Niven near Austin TX, got it by recording and then reviewing the first hour, 2296 km away vs only 2019 for me. East? Arctic Norway but that`s to a super-DXing setup. I`m on the R75 with E-W 100-ft longwire which should favor NJ (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, Sept 12 from 0421, since I am not getting merely WNJC 1360 DX test; starting with a big het upon WLS 890, from 891, no doubt Algeria with traces of audio. On the R75 with E-W longwire. Then at 9 kHz intervals stepping 1 kHz below each TA channel, some of them with a beat from at least (2) signals:

531, 558(2), 567, 576, 585, 603(2), [not 621], 639(2), 657, *684(2), 693, 729, 774(2), 837, 855(2), 882, *891, 909, 936(2), 999(2), 1017, 1026?, 1044, 1053*, 1089, 1107(2), 1125, 1152, 1215, 1305(2), 1566, 1575; and no doubt domestic, 1710(2). *are strongest ones and with audio separately entered under SPAIN, as well as ALGERIA (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific JBA MW carrier search, Sept 12 from 1139: first check as always of 774, on the PL-880 finds a considerable carrier from the NW, no doubt NHK, so worth a complete bandscan on the R75 with E-W longwire before going back to sleep: there is some audio on both 774 and 747 from NHK2 superpowers which may be decommissioned next year, at first seems Japanese, but careful, these include various language lessons. Also carriers: 828, 891(2), 972, 1053, 1107, 1566.

>From 1205 another 9-kHz bandscan, axually tuning downward: 567, 657, 693, 747, 774, 828(2), 873. Sunrise here: 1212 UT. I wonder what the other 828 is besides JOBB Osaka? There`s a 50 kW in Beijing and several lesser/further Chinese; and 50 kW in Vietnam. See also JAPAN.

This correlates with simulmonitoring by my neighbor, as to IRCA:

`Oklahoma TP DX 9/12/20 Richard Allen 5:49am #11529
The best morning of the new TP DX season thus far (LSR 1210),
594 JOAK poor at 1205.
747 JOIB good at 1200-1157 {sic} (audible on barefoot ULR)
774 JOUB fair-to-good at 1212-1158 {sic} with severe QRM from nearby KSPI-780.
828 JOBB good-to-fair at 1155-1204.
873 JOGB fair at 1152; poor at 1208.
972 HLCA good at 1151 (audible on barefoot ULR).
Skywave SSB and PL-310 with ALA1530LNP. Good DX. Richard Allen,
near Perry OK USA.“ (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1923 UT September 12

 

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