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Glenn Hauser logs January 23-24, 2021

** ALBANIA [non]. 7780, Sat Jan 23 until 2300, R. Tirana theme via WRMI closing 2230 relay; and then immediately on 5850, R. Tirana theme opening 2300 relay after mixture with WRMI Spanish ID (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 11850, Jan 23 at 2313, RHC S9/+25 but quite undermodulated. With that much S, usual parasitic spurs should be detectable as JBA carriers on 11840 & 11860, but they are not. 11850 transmitter finally fixed, or swapped to another one? Something`s always wrong at RHC. Checking whether on 11805 instead, per this earlier report:

`11805. RHC. Enero 20. 0122-0128 UTC. Durante el momento escuchado se habla del Coronavirus en Cuba. 55555. Se nota que es el transmisor de la frecuencia de 11850 por la potencia. ¿Cambio de frecuencia para evitar otras interferencias de emisoras chinas? (Claudio Galaz, Receptor: TIVDIO V-111; Antena: Hilo largo de 50 metros, Lugar de escucha: Barraza Bajo, IV Región, Chile)“ — I guess that was a keypad punchup error (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 5040, Jan 24 at 0145, this RHC is off; but back on in Spanish at 0213 check. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** GUAM. 15215, Jan 23 at 2317, VP talk S3-S5, as KSDA scheduled this hour in Chinese; slightly stronger 15330 would be KSDA in Vietnamese (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** KUWAIT. Re my report of 1548 kHz, Radio Sawa, and tonight`s JBA carrier search: In connexion with the shakeups at USAGM stations, this story https://www.politico.com/news/2021/01/22/biden-victoria-coates-anonymous-461532 mentions “The relaunch of Radio Sawa Wednesday night was followed by an outage Thursday morning when the network went off the air.“ (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6925-USB, Jan 23 at 2305, pirate with torch song, S9+5/20, then rapid Latin instrumental tune; 2324 recheck is off. Several logs here as Goat Cheese Radio, by Zeke(y): https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,77144.0.html (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 4055-USB, Jan 24 at 0148 rock music at S9+10, 0152 Wolverine Radio ID and another tune. First time I`ve heard it on 74m; 0214 recheck in SSTV beepery, pulse rate 144/min = 2.4 per second, like the other one, and off. But during last part of SSTV and continuing, also hearing some much weaker JBA talk and music also on 4055-USB, when in clear at S6 = the noise level. One HFU reporter, raypfaff, also noticed: “Off after that? I can hear something in the background, but much lower signal than before.“ Another pirate?

Not TGAV; for a split second when first tuned, I had suspected Radio Verdad was repaired from Guatemala — but not with rock in English and no LSB! Use it or lose it; has Dr Madrid given up? Many more logs of Wolverine: https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,77152.0.html (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** PERU. 4810, Jan 24 at 0147, JBA carrier, which is the best we can expect from Radio Chazuta, reported still active, vs the huge STANAG blob mostly on the plus side. There is also weaker CODAR audible both on USB and LSB (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2070 monitoring: confirmed Saturday January 23 from 2036 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, MO, VG via local Kiwi pickup.

Also confirmed Sat Jan 23 at 2230 on WRMI 9955, good/sufficient on DX-398 portable with whip; some lite jamming audible under by the end.

Also confirmed Sat Jan 23 at 2300 on WRMI 7780, S3-S5.

Also confirmed UT Sun Jan 24 from 0424 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, The Gateway 160 Radio Newsletter, VG via KB0FX SDR nearby. Next:

2300vUT Sunday WBCQ 6160v Area 51 to WSW
0030 UT Monday WRMI 7730 to WNW
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE, 5800 to SSE
1900vUT Monday IRRS 7290 Bulgaria to WNW, 594-Italy
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 7780 to NE
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. (6159.93v), Jan 24 at 0302-0401, via A51 WBCQ webcast, `Texas Radio Shortwave` special, good rock music and the synthetic DJ voice of Cap`n Ric himself with patrician/Britishish accent, hardly piratical. Didn`t get any notes as at same time I have to listen to `Weekend Ra-dio` on WCLV webcast during same hour, and multitaskingly compile this report (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5085, UT Sun Jan 24 at 0144, WTWW-2 with `TOUTA` underway, but thorgan music with usual distortion on SW and the computer not handy for hifi $tereo webcast, so dispensed with this week (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, Jan 24 at 0157-0204: 531, 576, 585, 612, 621, 639, 657(2), 684, 693, 711, 747, 774(2), 819, 837(2), 855, 882(2), 891, 909, 936(2), 1044, 1053, 1089, 1107(2), 1125, 1134, 1152(2), 1215, 1296(2), 1341, 1413, 1422, 1458, 1512, 1548(see KUWAIT), 1575 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6948-AM, Jan 23 at 2304 and still 2324, S8-S9 of open carrier where usually is nothing. Pirate, or ute? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0538 UT January 24

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