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Glenn Hauser logs April 7-8, 2021

** CUBA. 6145, April 8 at 0541, RHC English back here instead of 6165 instead of 9700, S9+20 but undermodulated. Now = UM on 6100 S9/+10, 6000 S9+20/30, and 5040 S9+20/30 — but 6060 is dead air at S9+10 with some hum only instead of big humbuzz; progress? Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 13700, April 8 at 1430, RHC Spanish back here during `Sonido Cubano` music, S9+10/20 but no spurs and not on 13740 either where the spurunit appeared yesterday. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** EAST TURKISTAN. 13710, April 8 at 1455, CRI S9+10/S7 with flutter, in American-English chat, i.e. Kashgar scheduled this hour only, to be replaced by Sa`udi Qur`an at 1457. From the land of ChiCom imperialist persecution, even genocide against native Uyghurs and other Moslems (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NEW ZEALAND. 15720, April 8 at 0534, JBA carrier no doubt RNZP, far too late to be useful here instead of 9, 11 or even 13 MHz channels; now scheduled until 0558, but Ivo Ivanov, Bulgaria, has been hearing it running even later until 0645* instead of 11725 from *0559 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6970-AM, April 8 at 0546, JBA nothing but talk, sounds like a real station. Search for //s: not TOMBS on WRMI or WWCR; not any of my 3 Enid locals 960, 1390, 1640. No big 7 MHz signals which could leapfrog here. 6970 does not compute as any MW harmonic either. I notice that 6970 happens to be 2 x 3485, where Gander VOLMET is, but USB of course and not // either.

It`s S9 but so is the local noise level, so mostly unreadable. At 0600 fades up a bit, 0603 with anti-Biden talk, denouncing “far left“ so I bet it`s Fox News Channel TV audio. YES, I soon match it to FNC on cable 48 here, a few seconds ahead of that during Sean Hannity repeat. [BTW, our Suddenlink office was closed down yesterday for state tax violations!] Also occasional machine-gun rat-a-tat-tat QRM, utility I assume, tho the paranoid might conclude it be jamming.

Later I check HF Underground and find NO logs of it tonight as there is hardly any pirate activity or DXing this late at night; but FNC has been reported several times before on 6970, in full daytime, most recently January 26 at 1755 UT (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SPAIN. 17855, Wed April 7 at 2126, REE JBA carrier on so-called North American service; 15520 to ME backwards is better but still poor S3-S5; 11940 to S America best at S5-S8; 11685 to Africa JBA vs RTTY 11687.5 except with LSB tuning. By 2158, 11940 is fair-poor S4-S5 as token M/W/F English is about to begin (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 9830, April 7 at 2158, VOT IS is JBA vs RTTY CCI; still JBA at 2226 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2080 monitoring: confirmed Wednesday April 7 at 2100 on WBCQ 7489.922, offset -78v Hz as measured by Virginia SDR in SAM mode, S9/+20; while simul on WRMI 7780 is S9+10 but undermodulated in comparison. Also direct to here at 2125 check, 7490- is JBA S5, 7780 JBA S4-S8.

Also confirmed Wed Apr 7 at 2200 on WRMI 9955, S9+10/20 generally over pulse jamming, same by 2226 recheck.

Confirmed final repeat, UT Thursday April 8 at 0130 on WRMI 5010, good S9/+10 into VA KiwiSDR.

Next WOR 2081 should be ready by early UT Friday April 9 for first airings at 0130 on WRMIs, 5850 & 7780.

BTW, this week, April 5, the Monday 1801 broadcast on IRRS 7290, Bulgaria? Romania? was also heard on X2 = 14580 via UTwente SDR, reports Ralf Ladusch, Germany in A-DX via Wolfgang Büschel. I`m adding 14580 to my WOR schedules (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** VANUATU. 11835, Ron Howard, CA, replies to my previous logs:

“Hi Glenn, Clearly the propagation conditions change a great deal for 11835 reception; changing on a daily basis. April 8 (Thursday), checked 11835, from 0451 to 0705 UT. At tune in there was certainly only one station being heard (R. Vanuatu harmonic), with no trace at all of CNR2; at 0500, no hint of time pips from CNR2. About 0545, started to hear CNR2 fading in; 0600, clear China time pips and RV extremely weak (totally unusable) underneath; CNR2 continued to gain in strength, while RV got harder to hear underneath. 7890 and 3945, both unheard.

Normally RV does start the news about one minute or so after the hour. Their intro is indeed always with the same theme music; consisting of indigenous horns and drums, making for a very unique sound; ending the news with a different theme music. Ron“ (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1651 UT April 8

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