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Glenn Hauser logs March 16, 2021

** CANADA [and non]. 340-MCW kHz, March 16 at 0606 UT, ND beacon YY and dash, which is 500 watts from Mont-Joli, Quebec. Facilitated by continued absence of my local EI on 341, where only OIN, Oberlin, Kansas is heard (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CANADA. 7850-RCUSB, March 16 at 2222, no trace of CHU, off the air? JBA on 14670-RCUSB; not expected to be audible yet on 3330 or 6660. This site displays outages showing none since last August!

System status – NRC short wave station broadcasts (CHU)
From: National Research Council Canada System status

3.330 MHz: online 7.850 MHz: online 14.670 MHz: online
Last off 2020-08-13 @ 15:15; back on: 2020-08-14 @ 18:00 14.670 MHz (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 6060, March 16 at 0556, RHC English with humbuzz here, but clear on // 6000, while the other //, 6100 has lighter hum. 9700 presumably off by now, leaving JBA carrier from Turkey. 5040 is also finished. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 13630, March 16 at 1334, weak spurblob with F# tone tuned in AM mode, but no program modulation in FM either; obviously out of RHC 13700-AM which is undermodulated and S8-S9 weaker than it could be, also weaker than // 13740 at S9/+10. Opposite blob on 13770 is even weaker JBA. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 11530, Tue March 16 at 1753, S6-S8 open carrier to 1754*; all other 25m signals much weaker except 11760 RHC. That`s apropos, since per Aoki, this is:
11530 1655-1750 CUB Cuban Spy Numers Spa Bejucal 1-7
11530 2255-2350 CUB Cuban Spy Numers Spa Bejucal 1246
If you`re lucky, may hear RHC audio by mistake or vice versa. Here is a complete list of all those frequencies, each with a specific sked depending on day of week: 9065, 9155, 9330, 10345, 10715, 10860, 11435, 11462, 11530, 11635, 12180, 13435, 14375, 16180, 17540 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** EAST TURKISTAN. 5960, March 16 at 2357, TURKEY q.v. has finally turned off, uncovering XJPBS Urumqi in Chinese and with 5+1 timesignal ending one sesquisecond late as heard via UTwente SDR (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 12035, March 16 at 1332 & 1418, no signal from VOT at beginning or end of nominal English to W Europe and N America beyond. Something`s always erroneous at Emirler. When this happen, a good chance the sloppyrators have failed to change frequency from previous broadcast; uplooked later, it`s German at 1230 on 15270. I had not noticed a signal there, but one on 15350 which would be TRT in Turkish; also at 1425 check, a fast SAH on 11815 which is 15350`s successor after 1400, mixing there with NHK; so lack of 12035 cannot be blamed on propagation.

5960 is another VOT frequency often AWOL, for English at 2300, but it`s present March 16 at 2316 check, S9+10/20 into UTwente. When it is missing, check these B-20 predecessors for overtiming: until 2130: 9625 French; until 2200: 5980, 6120 Turkish; until 2230: 9610 English

Today 5960 keeps running after English with IS; 2355 starts interspersing German IDs, but cuts off at 2357* clearing frequency for XJPBS EAST TURKISTAN, q.v. (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2077 monitoring; next:
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW [ex-2200] 2200 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE [ex-2300] 0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S

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** U S A. 7780, Sunday March 14 before 2300 WORLD OF RADIO, as I reported, at 2259 WRMI had an English ID for PCJ Radio International. As always, Richard Langley was recording the Sunday into Monday 2000-0300 UT 7780 span to check ever-changing program content, including before 2300 an interview in Spanish about Cuban music spreading elsewhere such as Zaïre; and the interviewer in a clip sounds to me like Tom Meijer, as on the long-gone `Estación de la Alegría` from Radio Nederland; which is something PCJRI would have done, but why it`s on WRMI now instead of `Wavescan`, who knows?

Jeff White replies that it seems like an audio switching error as they have no new programs from PCJ (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 9955, March 16 at 1419, world music from WRMI, not Brother Scare; but 1429 ID and 1430 JIP TOMBS, becoming // 9395 & 9455. Sked grid claims BS starts on 9955 at 1400 M-F. This keeps happening, but any reduxion in Brother HyStairical is a good thing. Seems like whenever I tune across him, he`s prompting for phone calls.

9395 is much stronger here than 9455, which doesn`t compute if the respective azimuths really be 355 and 285 degrees, as we are roughly halfway between them. Originally both were on 355, but at some unknown point, 9455 allegedly changed to 285. Even when both were at 355, they sounded unequal. There must be a disparity in the nominal 100 kW powers for all WRMIs and/or in some other parameter(s) (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0010 UT March 17

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