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Glenn Hauser logs September 15-16, 2020

** ARGENTINA [non]. 9395, Sept 15 at 2131, RAE via WRMI is listed as Italian this hour, but since COVID-19 hit, each language hour could be filled by bits in any or all of their 8 languages, which explains why they are in English now talking about the 100th anniversary of the first radio broadcast on August 27, which presented Wagner`s `Parsifal` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** COLOMBIA. New VOA relay via HJHJ 600: see separate post headed VENEZUELA [non]

** COLOMBIA. 4940, Sept 16 at 0115, quick check for anonymous new missionary station, via TWR Bonaire SDR, after concentrating on 600, finds a JBA signal here, probably only the Peruvian. No TDOA tonight (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 15370, Sept 15 at 2112, RHC Spanish is suptorted/JBM; wiggle that patchcord! Something`s always wrong at RHC. I am beginning to suspect sabotage somewhere along the line from studio to STL to transmitter to monitoring; someone preventing clear distribution of Commie propaganda. Or maybe just low morale, don`t-give-a-damn attitude. All it takes is one weakest link (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** ITALY. 14222-USB, Sept 15 at 2115, IZ0GYR, Antonio in Rome, CQ 20, working N1EW, and being repeatedly called by WA7TEN. Sometimes under an open carrier. Look at his profusely illustrated website as he is an artist and famous? actor:

IZ0GYR Italy flag Italy
Antonino Iuorio
Viale dei Quattro Venti 10
Rome 00152
Italy

https://www.qrz.com/lookup/iz0gyr
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** MALI. 13630, Sept 15 at 2121, dead air at S7-S8; then bits of talk breaking thru in American English, so must be CRI relay, altho now supposed to be toward end of sesquihour in Arabic. Wiggle that patchcord (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 9830, Sept 15 at 2220, via UTwente, VOT is VG with music, 2222 COVID PSA; while at 2248 direct to here I find it S5-S6 poor (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [non]. 9740, Tue Sept 15 at 2128, too-well-e-nun-ci-a-ted Q&A about where`s the A-mer-i-can room in a mu-se-um, i.e. a language lesson, S7-S9 in English only: “Go down-stairs, then turn right…“ and chopped off the air at 2129.5*, leaving us hanging. It`s VOA French via Woofferton UK, supposedly at 2100-2130 M-F only. Don`t blame Encompass for the chop, but VOA where it no longer matters to match programming to SW transmission times (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0414 UT September 16

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