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Glenn Hauser logs September 24-25, 2020

** CHINA [and non]. Don`t be fooled by CNR1 jamming as Sound of Hope

It can be very misleading to rely on some frequency-list references. First of all, the way-out-of-band SOH transmitters are extremely low power, maybe 100-watts. The ChiCom attempt to jam most of them with high-power regular SWBC transmitters carrying CNR1 programming (rarely Firedrake music). Thus if you hear Chinese on one of these frequencies, your first assumption should be that it is CNR1 jamming, unless definitely proven otherwise by specific ID, or *not* being in // to many other CNR1 frequencies, even legitimate ones which are not jamming.

Aoki/NDXC indicates the presence of jamming in some versions merely with an *, easily ignored or overlooked. EiBi has separate entries for the jammers; but not always are all included in either. Altho China participates in HFCC, while preventing Taiwan and any clandestines from doing so, China does not bother to register its jamming transmissions. Would they even deny them if confronted?

I know copying real IDs in Chinese is difficult for us, but Ron Howard quotes SOH: “Xiwang zhi sheng guoji guangbo diantai” (Sound of Hope international broadcast station) ID given twice (once by OM and once by YL).

Wolfgang Bueschel has done extensive surveys of these with remotes, finding that Sound of Hope is usually slightly off-frequency while the jammers are not. CNR1 programming includes timesignal on the hour, while SOH does not. I often monitor until many of these close at 1400* after TS. CNR1 jamming also applies to high-power inband transmissions including RTI, VOA, RFA, and a few SOH, some of those in turn relaying RFA.. Voice of Tibet and other broadcasts in Tibetan, and Uighur, and even English are also subject to such jamming.

Every time some Westerner reports CNR1 jamming as if it were SOH, the
ChiCom must be very amused. 73, (Glenn Hauser, WORLD OF RADIO 2053)

** COLOMBIA? 4940, Sept 25 at 0203, again no signal from anonymous mystery missionary station last heard on UT Sept 19. Such non-logs may get a bit tiresome, but we need to keep checking as it originally appeared without notice and recould; while awaiting any word from connected? South American DXers about what and whence it really were, subjunctively (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 5080, Sept 24 at 0128, filthy spurblob with tell-tale F# tone when tuned in FM mode, just like RHC often provides on 13 or 15 MHz bands. This must be coming out of 5040 transmitter, so are there others at 40 kHz intervals? Yes, but JBA on 5120 and 4960; surely one on 5000 but totally blocked by strong WWV; in less favored locales may well be QRMing WWV/H. By 0144 there is also a trace of program modulation on 5080 as well as blob traces on 5120, 5160. Something`s always wrong at RHC. 5025 Rebelde is still distorted but not involved. Conveniently off the air clearing band for these is 5085 WTWW-2 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2053 contents: Antarctica, Brasil [5995 item should be credited to Rudolf Grimm], Canada, China, Colombia, Cuba, Czechia, Ireland, Italy non, Kiritimati Island, Korea North and non, Mali, Newfoundland and non, UK, USA, Uzbekistan, Venezuela non; sporadic E; propagation outlook

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The shortwave broadcasts should be:

0130 UT Friday WRMI 5850 to NW & 5010 to S
2200 UT Friday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
0130 UT Saturday WRMI 7780 to NE
1130 UT Saturday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
1300 UT Saturday WRMI 15770 to NE
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 to SSE
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 6160v Area 61 to WSW
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 to SSE
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

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First airing confirmed, UT Fri Sept 25 at 0130 on WRMIs, 5010, S7-S9 direct, // 5850 VG S9+10/20, and intact altho the post-music hit a bit too quickly before my last word could finish, “disclaimer“ (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 4980, Sept 24 at 0620, weak music registering S9 on generous meter, but undermodulated; like last night and lately, presumed a WRMI transmitter as registered here but not on their website, at exciter level of few watts or maybe a bit more to audiblize it this much (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 2053)

** U S A. 4840, Sept 24 at 0618, WWCR, yet again S9+30 of dead air, while 3215 and 5890 are successfully BSing. This keeps happening to the 4840 transmitter, not that I really care. Wonder if there be anyone in the 1300 WWCR Avenue building overnight who might notice? There ought to be, with hundreds of kilowatts radiating – something. The station burned down once before (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5085, Sept 25 at 0128 & 0245 chex, WTWW-2 is off; not WTWW-1 as I typoed before. Clears the band for spurs from CUBA, q.v. (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. Unfortunately awake Sept 24 at 1145 I reluctantly make a quick check for Trans-Pacific carriers on the DX-398, finding only: a trace on 846 kHz, Kiritimati? Usually heard around 0600, but now in darkness several Pacificasians could also propagate, up to 250 kW from Taiwan. It`s really too weak to DF. Walt Salmaniw, Victoria BC, said Kiribati was inbooming there as early as 0515 today, which is post-sunset at station, but no modulation to be heard.

And: JBA carrier on 774, difficult to DF, WSW or NW? Maybe both, i.e. Australia and Japan. At 1152 I switch to the E-W longwire which gets JBACs on 594, 774 and 1566. Resleep (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 2053)

This report dispatched at 0326 UT September 25

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