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Glenn Hauser logs October 17-18, 2020

** ANTARCTICA. 15475.98-RCUSB, continuing LRA36 log from last report, Sat Oct 17 via Brasil SDR: signal improving, mostly music past 1843, but off by 1915 recheck. Remember, next broadcast is supposed to be Tuesday for anniversary, not Wednesday (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** BOLIVIA [and non]. 3310, Oct 18 at 0106, JBA talk maybe in Quechua, presumed Radio Mosoj Chaski, known to be active as only CP on 90m.

Signal is fading S4-S6, so not the local mix between KGWA and KCRC which used to block it, 2 x 960 plus 1390 = 3310. These two have surprisingly cleaned up from years past their harmonix and intermodulations, not much on 2880 or 4170, still some 2780 (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 5122.5 approx., Oct 18 at 0042, spurblob I suspect out of 5040 RHC as previously logged, at 2 x 41+ kHz interval, while if any around 5081 it`s blocked by 5085 WTWW sideband. First-order-minus would be just below 5000 WWV but not detected there; however, second-order-minus finds something about 4957.5 JBA with telltale F# tone. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA [and non]. 4782.5 approx., Oct 18 at 0042, distorted spurblob with enough music mod to make it // 4765 Radio Progreso. Then I look for a minus-match and find approx. 4748.5 vs CODAR; but these are not equally apart. Rather diffuse as I try to guesstimate their centers, so make them about 4782 and 4748. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba.

BTW, Lúcio Otávio Bobrowiec in Brasil has been hearing Radio Huanta Dos Mil, Perú on 4764 before Cuba starts by 0030. I`ve yet to catch it; Aoki shows 0100*, EiBi 0200*, also *1047-1330, while Aoki shows *1100 straight thru on original 4747; EiBi on 4747.6 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 6000, Oct 18 at 0053, RHC English is S9+35 but suptorted, JBM, unlike // 6145. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 7340-7345-7350, Oct 18 at 0055, Radio Martí DRM is missing, just the jamming, while the bookend AM frequencies inboom above their jammings on 7365 & 7335. DRM supposed to run until 0200. Subject is advice to Cubans about CV-19 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6945-USB, Oct 18 at 0032, soft rock music S9+20 from some pirate, a frequency usually avoided due to ute circa 6942-3, but not now, so no problem. 0038 quick Wolverine Radio ID. Lots of logs here including playlist of “Road“ songs: https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,73018.0.html The one I heard must have been “Long Promised Road“ by the Beach Boys. Mr W must put a lot of work into his thematic shows (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. RF 13, KETA 13 via Suddenlink cable in Enid has continued defective sound of mono only, but during PBS `Nature` about cats, Oct 17 at 1939 UT, it suddenly blossoms into $tereo! But for only two minutes, 1941 back to mono also with a slight video glitch as if deliberately switching source inputs. Shux (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. October 18 circa 0125 UT, further exploration of where to find KAUT OKC in ATSC 1.0: on the rabbit-ears thru STB set, no 43-1; but 43-2 CourtTV and 43-3 Escape/Mystery are on RF 24, which is KOKH Fox “25“! But 43-4 Cozi is on RF 33, which is KOKH`s sibling station KOCB “34“. Back on the broken roof level antenna thru a different STB at 0310: the same for those three, but 43-1 KAUT is coming from RF 27 which is KFOR. What a jumble as repacking and ATSC 3.0 transition proceeds (Glenn Hauser, Enid, WOR)

** U S A. 341-MCW kHz, Oct 18 at 0112 UT, ND beacon DIN, underneath local EI Enid. DIN is 25 watts from Sherman-DenIsoN, Texas, just across in Baja Oclajoma. Normally I hear OIN in Oberlin, Kansas, instead. This is on different receiver and antenna than on my ~06 UT beacon searches so maybe that explain it (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2056 monitoring: Sat Oct 17 at 1945 midpoint, so started circa 1931 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, Wentzville, MO, good S9+10 via nearby Warrenton SDR.

NOT confirmed next broadcast, Sat Oct 17 at 2300 on WRMI 7780, because it is OFF the air – no signal into Maine or UTwente. Still off at 0000 Oct 18 and at 0300: must be serious problem.

Also confirmed UT Sun Oct 18 at 0333 midpoint, on WA0RCR, 1860 AM, Gateway 160 Newsletter, via Warrenton SDR S9+10, ending at 0347:50 so started circa 0319. Next:

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
2200 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE [NEW] 0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

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** U S A. 5850, UT Sun Oct 18 at 0100-0200, WRMI with `Encore` classical music hour, always very enjoyable and so strong on this airing that the PL-880 portable with telescopic is plenty to hear it clearly. Does fade a bit toward the end (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5085, UT Sun Oct 18 at 0037, WTWW-2 with `TOUTA` underway, S9+40/50 but distorted, so no listening without a webcast handy. With BFO I also notice a slight wobble in the carrier frequency, bad symptom (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5056.85 & 5043.15 approx., Oct 18 at 0040, matching weak spurblobs out of 5050 WWRB again vs splash from the center (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 9385, Oct 18 at 0103, no signal from WEWN English, while Spanish remains on 5970 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 7505, Oct 18 at 0105, WRNO has just come on at S9+35 but undermodulating its screaming gospel huxter (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 7766.5-USB, Oct 18 at 0058, 2- or multi-way contacts; I always have trouble understanding their rapid and colloquial Spanish, but think I heard “viene la caravana“ (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0514 UT October 18

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