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Glenn Hauser logs January 12, 2021

** ALGERIA [non]. 7375, Jan 12 at 1920, RRI in Romanian is very strong via UTwente, but challenged by CCI from RTA via FRANCE, the defective transmitter with continuous rapid clickbeeping – or beepclicking? Collision is obvious in HFCC B-20 registrations, quite a failure of “coördination“. Meanwhile, RTA`s other frequency, 7315 is loud & clear. Romania is also on 5990, unchecked; EiBi lax 7375, but HFCC, Aoki & WRTH 2021 all show both Galbenis during these two sesquihours (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** BRAZIL. 11905-11910-11915-DRM, Jan 12 at 2355 while exploring DRM from FRANCE, q.v. on 5875, a quick check for RNA via Bonaire SDR: occasionally blasts in with clanging sounds, horrible. Label for Service 1 shows: “XHC_AAC (A2B000) Brazil DRM Exper EEP 13.06 kbps“, whatever all that mean; SNR around 10 dB (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** FRANCE. 5870-5875-5880-DRM, Jan 12 at 2337, like last night, unsked DRM here again. Noise can be heard at OKC KiwiSDR but no DRM capability; some closer ones lack enough S/N to decode: Rochester 7.3 and S5; Virginia 4.6 tho S9; Maine just noise. But Bonaire gets it, 13-14 dB, S8 and just a few dropouts from 2342 during choral/martial music, then French artistic discussion. Now Virginia occasionally drops in. Service #1 label, only, is same on both: “AAC(1000) TDF EEP Data 8.08 kbps“, whatever all that mean, but that`s where the TDF ID is imbedded and probably I overlooked yesterday. Mostly talk till RFI ID and off 2400* like last night.

DRM enthusiasts have not noticed this: at least not in the DRMNA iogroup with open archives, nothing at all posted since Jan 2, and before that mostly discussing equipment, not axual monitoring. It seems they are not in the habit of bandscanning to discover new things, rather waiting to be told where to tune by direct entry. I expect there are more of these from TDF/RFI yet to be found.

Still nothing from France is on the Kiwi SDR DRM tuner drop-downs with alleged skeds of various stations. Is no one paying attention?

Meanwhile, Ivo Ivanov, Bulgaria, had run across another one:

“FRANCE Unscheduled broadcast of RFI in DRM mode January 12 1500-1530 on 9905 ISS ??? kW / ??? deg to ???? French. Good signal + decoding, but low audio via SDR Novosibirsk, Russia“

Originally he had reported this as 1500-1600, apparently assuming it would last a semihour more. I would not call the audio I hear on 5875 “low“.

There is also still nothing about these in Aoki or EiBI, nor HFCC: shows 3 DRM transmissions, but neither of these. However, at this hour, 3965 should be in DRM, shown as experimental, 24 hours except for 0057-0100. UTwente lax DRM but in AM I can hear some DRM noise on both 3965 and 5875 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SPAIN. 684 kHz, Jan 12 at 0712 some audio seems Castilian, YL talking, no doubt RNE1, Sevilla, one our best split TA frequencies. WRTH 2021 shows 600 kW on page 367, 200 kW on page 527; which? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. 15740, Jan 12 at 1926, S6-S9 of open carrier. Obviously VOA Grimesland warming up here to take over 15730 from 1930 amid French hour, which at first is JBA via BOTSWANA. About 1929.4 jumps from 15740 to 15730 still dead air, 1930 starts modulating and with some echo, long/short path, or still Botswana too? Can`t tell when Botswana goes off. Meanwhile // 17700 Grimesland has been very poor today, tho somedays very good (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2068 monitoring: NOT confirmed UT Tue Jan 12 at 0330 on WRMI 5800, despite Jeff White`s reassurance last week; rather after a break between two Freedom Synergy Radio episodes with Jeff inviting reception reports for that. I was expecting this since FSR was starting at 0300 presumably on System H which still claims WS & WOR this hour; 5800 just having switched from System D, RAE in Spanish with DX news until 0300. Next:

1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW [to be confirmed; will appreciate anyone already awake checking this]

2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 7780 to NE [resumed] 2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
2300 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S

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** U S A. 5085, Jan 12 at 1523, WTWW-2, S9+30 with rock in daytime on night frequency, still at 1611 and 1922 chex. Ditto 5830, WTWW-1, S9+20/10, with SFAW. I think both were also on earlier past 0700, but not logged as not that unusual. So all night and all day. Automation operation out of control? What does FCC allow? I see it has belatedly put up B-20 skeds as of Nov 23: 5085 00-24 but 5830 only 00-14 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 11566.64-USB, approx., Jan 12 at 1610, weak 2-way in Spanish (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0209 UT January 13

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