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Glenn Hauser logs+ February 6, 2021

** AUSTRALIA [non]. 9265: Richard Langley, NB, replies to my report about Unique Radio via WINB, Feb 5 at 2100-2230:

“”also had some clix about once a second, not sure if a transmission defect or QRM; audible up to 9280 but not on the minus side”

Also heard clicks here in NB at a higher frequency (10 or 15 kHz?) as I was tuning down to 9265 kHz. Clicks were not heard on 9265 kHz so the program was QRM-free.

“informal discussion but hard to follow with SW reception declining”

This was the “Postcard from Poprad” news chat show with Eric Wiltsher (former U.K.journalist, BBC, etc.), Dave Rhodes, and Rachael Brunsden. Chatting about current events; mostly U.S. politics, CNN, and MSNBC, and Google in Australia. Poprad is a city at the foot of Slovakia’s Tatras Mountains. And RTI is now principally a streaming “radio” station based in Poprad. — Richard Langley“ (Glenn Hauser, WOR)

** ERITREA [non]. 17545.06V, Sat Feb 6 at 1537, JBA Bayto Yaikl on one of two weekly RMI-brokered emissions via FRANCE. As always, this Issoudun transmitter is cycling/wobbling slightly up and down in frequency, easily noticeable with BFO if not in AM (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 4060-USB, no doubt prompted by discussion of the “Bread and Puppet Radio“ pirate, William Hassig refers us to:

“Scrapbook of a Taos Hippie: Tribal Tales from the Heart of a
Cultural Revolution Paperback – June 1, 2000 (15)
Item Weight: 1.31 pounds
ISBN-10: 0938317504
ISBN-13: 978-0938317500
Paperback: 240 pages
Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.6 x 9.9 inches
Publisher: Cinco Puntos Press, 1st Edition (June 1, 2000)“
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. {Reporter`s prerogative: altho not directly related to radio monitoring, if nowhere else, I cover earthquakes felt here — gh}

“UPDATED: OCC shuts down disposal wells in response to 4.2 quake Violet Hassler | Enid News & Eagle Feb 5, 2021 Updated 22 hrs ago

Map of disposal wells:

COVINGTON, Okla. — Responding to a swarm of at least 18 earthquakes — including one measuring magnitude 4.2 — in the Covington-Lucien area Tuesday {sic! it was Friday, Feb 5 — gh}, Oklahoma Corporation Commission has ordered disposal wells in the area to cease or reduce operations.

Disposal wells within three miles of the largest earthquake’s epicenter have been ordered to cease operations, while wells from 3 to 10 miles of the epicenter must reduce volume to no more than 50% of the current 30-day average, according to an OCC news release.

The decision was made by OCC’s Induced Seismicity Department. It is estimated the actions will reduce disposed volumes by about 9,000 barrels a day, according to OCC.

“Researchers are in broad agreement that disposal into the Arbuckle formation in parts of Oklahoma can raise risk of induced seismicity,” said Matt Skinner, OCC spokesman. “Commission ISD directives since 2015 limiting or eliminating such disposal are among the actions credited with the sharp decrease in Oklahoma’s seismicity rate since 2015.

The quakes — about four miles east and 1.5 south of Covington and 21 miles southeast of Enid — started at about 10:17 a.m., with magnitudes 3.5 and a 3.7 shaking the region, respectively, about 40 seconds apart, according to U.S. Geological Survey. Both were between about 2.5 and 3.7 miles deep and centered in the same area.

About an hour later, two smaller quakes hit — a 2.3 at 11:27 a.m. and 2.6 at 11:29 a.m. — with the largest quake of the morning, a magnitude 4.2, centered in the same area at 11:48 a.m., according to USGS. It also was at a depth of 3.1 miles. Smaller quakes continued with a 2.6 at 11:59 a.m.; a 2.2 at 12:03 p.m.; a 2.3 at 12:14 p.m.; a 1.5 at 12:44 p.m.; a 1.9 at 1:12 p.m.; a 2.1 at 1:59 p.m.; a 1.8 at 2:20 p.m.; a 1.5 at 3:59 p.m.; a 1.9 at 4:31 p.m.; a 1.7 at 4:36 p.m.; a 1.7 at 5:08 p.m.; a 1.8 at 6:40 p.m.; and a 1.3 at 8:23 p.m. {altho USGS uses UT, these times converted to CST = UT -6}

The quakes were reportedly felt nearby and as far as downtown and western parts of Enid, according to posts on social media. One Covington resident said the earlier twin quakes knocked items from the walls of her home.

Oklahoma has in the past been the location of several earthquakes with the upsurge of oil and gas activity in the region starting prior to 2010. Temblors have decreased with action from Oklahoma Corporation Commission and practices undertaken by the industry to curtail wastewater injection in many places.

In 2020, there were only 36 earthquakes with a magnitude greater than 3.0 throughout the state, with 16 of those in Northwest Oklahoma.“ (via gh, Enid)

** U S A. 13565-CW, Feb 6 at 1530, K6FRC, HIFER beacon in Patterson CA is JBA, nothing but IDs repeated; no Cuban spurblobs today. LWCA list shows it on 13565.040. Own website claims 1.8 milliwatts, plus two much stronger Paul Shinn beacons on 10 and 6m:

13555-CW, Feb 6 at 1532, WV, the #2 HIFER beacon sometimes audible here, unusually at same time as K6FRC 10 kHz higher. Series of ten? dits=E`s alternating with about six times WV. Fading below to slightly above the band noise level. LWCA roster shows it in Richwood, West Virginia on ~13554.98 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2072 monitoring: as often, slept thru the Sat Feb 6 at 1300 airing on WRMI 15770; anybody hear it? Next:

2030vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
2230 UT Saturday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
2300 UT Saturday WRMI 7780 to NE
0400vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0415; as late as 0500] 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
1901 UT 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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This report dispatched at 1833 UT February 6

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