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Glenn Hauser logs April 9-10, 2021

** CUBA. 13606, April 9 at 2025, besides noise jamming against nothing since R. Marti quit 13605 at 2000, there are now those curious beeps — irregularly sometimes 3 at a time; otherwise two tones alternating, seem to be centered about 1 kHz above the channel. We have noticed this before e.g. on 11930 after-hours from Cuban jammers; perhaps just playing around. More of same still at 2256 recheck. Hard to imagine any intelligence being conveyed by this non-coded beeping (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 9650, April 9 at 2128, RHC is S9-S7 but suptorted. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** ITALY. IRRS MW/LW plans: see USA [and non] WORLD OF RADIO

** SPAIN. 11940, Fri April 9 at 2200, token English from REE can be heard best here only on S8-S9 SAm frequency; 15520 about gone, 17855 never audible today and never on? Justin Coe starts with report about Spanish official visiting Angola, Sénégal; 2203 problems with AstraZeneca vaccine; music feature to follow (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 9830, April 9 at 2158, VOT IS on, vs RTTY adding up to S7-S9; useless. Sunny here, but heavy storming in adjacent counties crackle up the shortwaves. Winds so high the shack is shaking (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [non]. As per new info from IRRS, I`m checking out the non-SW broadcasts of WORLD OF RADIO on their schedule via 594 kHz which per WRTH 2021 is Challenger Radio, 5/1 kW at Villa Estense, Italy, so should be only 1 kW at night. But there are NO other Europeans on 594.

First broadcast of new WOR 2081 is at 2030 UT Friday April 9, and there it is via Kiwi remote receivers. I try three in Italy; first via IZ6BYY in central Italy, S8-S9 with some CCI, het from 595+. Better via IW3HBX, at Noale where we`re a steady S9+15. That`s only 53 km away, the two towns equally SW and NE of Padova just inland from Venezia. I`m also getting it well on the other side of Europe, 858 km away, via the UTwente SDR, S8-S9 and checking the autonotch gets completely rid of the het.

The major QRM is the off-frequency Moroccan circa 596, 50 kW at Oujda. MWOffsets shows Morocco at 595.898 as of 2020-09-23, but sometimes on 593 or 594.998. At Noale SDR the het zero-beats about 595.7. On 594 itself there are Africans in Malawi and Nigeria, and from the ME, three Sa`udis, 2000, 50 and 10 kW. I never heard any Qur`an or other Arabic; per WRTH the big gun is fortunately a daytimer quitting at 1500 UT; the 50 kW is 24 hours, and the 10 kW until 2300. It looks like there would be nothing to impede Challenger from running much higher power on 594, if they could. A sesquidecade ago there were several high-power Europeans on 594, now all gone.

Anyhow, Alfredo Cotroneo of IRRS tells me, “WOR will also be repeated on our IRN streaming channel and occasionally at other times on MW and SW. The list of our public streaming channels are available at https:/nexus.org/MP3

The program is simulcast on 7290 kHz and 594 kHz AM/Medium Wave. We also anticipate a move from 594 kHz to 918 kHz (much better frequency) later this summer, as soon as we receive final authorization from the authorities. LW 207 kHz (Long Wave) will also be activated at around the same time and we **may** also be able to schedule some broadcast there. Thank you and take care. 73, Alfredo — Alfredo E. Cotroneo, CEO, NEXUS-Int’l Broadcasting Association“

The only broadcaster now on 207 kHz is 75 kW from Iceland. I`m not so sure 918 will be better: WRTH shows on there are 20 kW from Madrid, inactive, but I seem to recall it came back; 20 kW from Egypt, unknown power from Greece, several very low powers from Holland, 50 kW from Iran, and 30 kW from Nigeria. 918 is one other frequency also suffering from an off-channel ~1 kHz het, this time from Nigeria on 917! I am adding in the other WOR airings by IRRS on 594 only. Next:

2030 UT Friday IRRS 594-Italy
1300 UT Saturday WRMI 15770 to NE
1801vUT Saturday IRRS 7290 14580 Bulgaria to WNW, 594-Italy [ex-Mon] 1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
2300 UT Saturday WRMI 7780 to NE
0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315; as late as 0400] 2100 UT Sunday IRRS 594-Italy
2200vUT Sunday WBCQ 6160v Area 51 to WSW
2300 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to NE
0030 UT Monday WRMI 7730 to WNW
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE, 5800 to SSE
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
2200 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts: http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html

Our non-commercial broadcasts and website depend on voluntary support: thanks this week to Randy Stewart, Battlefield MO, via PayPal to woradio at yahoo.com Not necessarily in US funds, and says, “Glenn, it’s about time I contributed to your (virtually) lifelong efforts on behalf of DXers!“

One may also contribute, by MO or check in US funds on a US bank to Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. (7489.9v), UT Sat April 10 at 0000-0100, WBCQ webcast of `AAAWWW` I semi-monitor. As to be expected, major subject is the late Brother Stair, and how beneficial he was financially to WBCQ and to other SW stations, giving him much credit for keeping the SW medium alive; 0021 datestamp as 9th of April, YOOL 2021; discuss Star Trek A&A are into watching on Netflix without ads. 0030 Uncle Bill calls from Chicago about BS being a true believer in SW; how he helped save Channel 292 in Germany by buying up all spare airtime for a while. Allan also credits World`s Last Chance for investing so much in SW via WBCQ. 0048 Angela mentions that she doesn`t believe the `science` about COVID — apparently it is all a deliberate conspiracy to turn everyone communist. IIRC Allan himself does condone vaccination; etc., etc. Closing prayer squeaked in, not cut off in webcast, but Hal Turner JIP. Here`s John Carver`s version:

“Tonight’s show started on time on 6160 and 7490 with 7490 having a slightly better signal, 6160 having a het from 6165 [RHC] and a good bit of static on both frequencies. Allan and Angela in the studio. It’s 76 degrees in Fla and Angela looks so pretty all dressed up. Opening talk about Brother Stair’s death. After twenty some minutes of this the talk makes a big jump to the new Star Trek series.

Phone call at 0030 which picks up the Brother Stair thread and the talk continues. During the second Brother Stair segment, Allan talks about other religious programs and mentions the purchase of WHRI and the plans to spiff up the station and get more religious programming on the air. No other information about the purchase. The talk turns somewhat political after a few minutes with discussions of covid and about gun control. Reading of emails at 0051. Talk is cut off mid sentence at 0100 with no closing prayer and no closing comments and once again into dead air. John, Mid-North Indiana“ (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0152 UT April 10

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