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Glenn Hauser logs September 20-21, 2020

** CHINA. CNR1 WOOB jammer search, Sept 21 at 1415; only found JBA carriers on 12880, 11100 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** COLOMBIA? 4940, Sept 21 at 0330, via Brasil SDR, no signal tonight from anonymous new missionary station, apparently still testing. Manuel Méndez, Lugo, Spain, agrees: “New Colombian 4940 seems to be out of air today — COLOMBIA?, 4940, new religious station, checked at 0445-0506, 21-09, no audio and no carrier detected“ (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** INDONESIA. Re my “UNIDENTIFIED. 3325, Sept 20 at 1228, a dekaminute after sunrise here, considerable S5-S7 carrier above S5 noise level, but no modible. Perhaps Ron Howard will have noted which of Bougainville and Indonesia were active today, or both (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)“ — Ron Howard replies:

“Hi Glenn, Sept 20 – Only VOI on 3325 today; at 1145, weak signal in Chinese; at 1322, with “Indonesian Wonders,” during their English hour, but not very readable. The // 4749.95, via Cimanggis/Jakarta, was not heard today due to CNR1 and Bangladesh QRM“ (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** ROMANIA. 11650, Sept 21 at 2125, travelog in Spanish with slight accent, I guess Romanian, since amid an RRI transmission via Tsiganeshti, and mentions Brasov; only S2-S3 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2052 monitoring: confirmed UT Monday September 21 at 0030 on WRMI 7730, VG direct but with portable antenna only, some deep fades.

Also confirmed UT Mon Sept 21 at 0130 on WRMI 7780, VG at Maine SDR, also a few words apart via WRN webcast.

Also confirmed UT Mon Sept 21 at 0230 on WRMIs 5800 to SSE and 7780 to NE, both equally VG S8-S9 at Rochester SDR.

Also confirmed UT Mon Sept 21 from 0300:26 on Area 51 (61?) via WBCQ on new 6159.9 replacing 5130 as planned. I had started monitoring 6159.9 via Rochester remote at 0157 when JL was VG S8-S9; but by 0255 it had faded to JBA, at first thought off. So move to another SDR at further skip distance, Alexandria VA, holding up to S9+25. By 0315 it has faded there to S9 and noisy, so try the OKC SDR: only S6; then I try the Edinburgh, Indiana one: better S8, AM Synch shows +36.8 Hz carrier above tuned to 6159.90. At 0332 shortly after WOR has finished and HRI has started, I tune in direct at S9/+10, and measure it at 6159.929. In any event 6 MHz band reception at this distance from Maine is generally superior to 5 MHz, quite aside from any difference in outpower there may well be. But 6 MHz also loses closer-in coverage as the skip distance lengthens into the night.

Also confirmed UT Mon Sept 21 at 0330 on WRMI 9955: no good at Bonaire or Rochester SDRs, JBA in Maine with pulse jamming also audible; direct to here at 0336, however, is F-G S7-S8 with jamming hardly audible.

Also confirmed Monday Sept 21 at 1801 on IRRS 7290 Bulgaria; recorded via UTwente for later checking, so no timings to the second. Usual open carrier came alive circa 1759 with tail of `Off the Hook` urging pledges to WBAI, the Pacifica New York station. That`s a good leftish media show I hadn`t heard in years and had no idea it would be on IRRS for less than a minute. It`s on the WBAI skedgrid https://www.wbai.org/schedule/ Wednesday Sept 23 at 7-8 pm EDT = 23-24 UT; but not on the incomplete? program roster or podcast list. But it is here: https://www.wbai.org/program/?program=76 leading to here: https://www.2600.com/offthehook/

1800, quick sign-on by IRRS falsely claiming this is USB reduced carrier, and three FSN headlines.

As for WOR from 1801, usual annoying splash from plus/minus 10 kHz stations, even on medium bandwidth AMSynch; and still no 7291 warble. Spotchex of recording find it generally OK and not truncated at the end 1830, except circa 1817 bad sticking and stuttering. Since there was complete silence interspersed, I hope this was an internet problem out of, rather than into, UTwente. I can never be certain that every WOR airing go out unscathed unless I listen live to every minute of every one of them, a bit much. Thus I appreciate knowing from anyone who happen to hear a problem. Next:

0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
0330 UT Tuesday WRMI 5800 to SSE [hope not chopped after 20 mins.] 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 Joe Caberlin, Port Colborne, Ont., for some US$ to Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702. One may also contribute by MO or check in US funds on 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)

This report dispatched at 2315 UT September 21

 

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