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Glenn Hauser logs February +24, 2021

** BRAZIL. Immediately after posting last log, Chris Mackerell, NZ explains why RNA DRM is no longer making it to Bonaire: “Change of antenna beam. Good decoding here in New Zealand from 0400 UTC onwards. Not 100% but some nice audio at times, and the Journaline news service decodes. 73 Chris, Marahau, New Zealand“ — Viz.:

“22 Feb — In Brazil DRM on SW Being Redirected to the Populous South-Central Part — The Brazilian DRM shortwave transmission at 11910 kHz is now using an antenna that provides coverage for the south-central part of the country.“ Plus the usual DRM hype: https://www.drm.org/in-brazil-drm-on-sw-being-redirected-to-the-populous-south-central-part/ So now maybe some of the Brazilian SDRs are getting it sufficiently. But, but, what about the dear Amazon, where DRM is so very much needed? O wait, where were the receivers among the tribes? Is it still carrying the Brasília 96.1 music FM channel?

Ivo Ivanov replies: “Very good signal with decoding February 24 at 0550 UT on 11910 kHz via SDR São Bernardo do Campo, Brasil“.

So Feb 24 at 2356 I also check the SBC SDR and find an S8 signal but solid decode of MPB and ID, 18+ dB SNR and 12.52 kbps, also headlines. Distance 892 km = 554 stmi to SSE (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

*** CUBA. 13765 approx., S9 FMish RHC spurblob with F# tone, Feb 24 at 1517, also circa 13836, 13634, 13566, first- and second-orders out of 13700-AM at about 65 kHz intervals. Something`s always wrong at RHC. I continue to be amazed that everyone else seems to ignore these. RHC does not deserve a pass for constantly messing up our spectrum (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 15140, Feb 24 at 1852, RHC mentioning that today is 60th anniversary of first “Onda Corta Experimental Cubana“, leading up to RHC inauguration officially on Mayday. I`ve read some dispute that it axually started a few weeks earlier. Something`s always wrong at RHC. Must be the most self-congratulatory of SW stations. It`s always something (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** GERMANY [non]. Re 15215, Feb 21 at 1600-1658: “On Sun, Feb 21, 2021 at 10:58 AM, Glenn Hauser wrote: `I assume Richard Langley or someone will archive the entire hour for more convenient hoering.` Finally archived here: https://shortwavearchive.com/archive/radio-mrang-february-21-2021 and here: https://archive.org/details/radio-oomrang-15.215-mhz-21-february-2021-1600-utc — Richard Langley“ (Glenn Hauser, Feb 24, WOR)

** SWAZILAND [and non]. 11780, Feb 24 at 1523, S7-S9 in HOA language,
certainly not Brasil which maybe is breaking at midday; TWR music-box
IS once and off by 1530*. It`s their Somali service at 1500-1530,
extended to 1545 weekends. Not much else TA of note on band, but
11705, Tamazuj via Madagascar (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR) a.k.a. ESWATINI

** U S A. 17700, Feb 24 at 1848, S7-S9 of open carrier, VOA Grimesland already, prior to 1900-2000 French; do they really need to waste so many kWh warming up? Taxpayers want to know. Hey, why not warm up with a least a fragment of VOA English modulation (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2074 monitoring: confirmed Wednesday February 24 at 2100 on WRMI 7780, S9/+10 into Virginia SDR but local noise bothers.

Also confirmed Wed Feb 24 from 2200:30 on WBCQ 7490.194v, S8 via Missouri SDR.

Also confirmed Wed Feb 24 at 2300 on WRMI 9955, S8-S9 into Bonaire SDR but rather heavy pulse jamming; at 2328 check, S6-S8 but better S/N ratio into SJ Campo, Brasil SDR. Next, and last:

0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S

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Next WOR 2075 should be ready early UT Friday Feb 26 for first broadcasts on WRMI 5850, 7780 at 0130 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0018 UT February 25

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