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Glenn Hauser logs April 11-12, 2021

** ANDORRA [non]. 6180, April 12 at *1700, Moosbrunn on abruptly with anthem? by band, ID as R. Andorra in Spanish, rock music, French-speaking DJ. This is the much-publicized 40th anniversary salute to a long-gone SW station, arranged by Christian Milling of Germany`s shortwaveservice, who informs the WOR iog:

“Special program announcement: As some of you know, the legendary Radio Andorra was taken off the air these days 40 years ago in 1981 by the government. Some programs that were prepared couldn’t be aired, most of the material is lost. Luckily, the playlist of the last planned hit-parade from April, 12th 1981 survived, thus it was never broadcasted. 40 years later this will finally be done. Next Monday, April, 12th 2021 at 17 UTC, exact 40 years later we will complete history. The show will be hosted by a DJ that started his career in Radio Andorra end of the 1970s. The program will be in French and broadcasted via Moosbrunn on a steerable LogPer Antenna directed at 270° towards the centre of France. All French-speaking countries in Europe should be covered in good quality.“

VG S9+40 signal at UTwente, and assumed zero signal direct at midday here. This is to last 3 or maybe 4 hours today. 1741-1751 pause for interview about the DJ and his subsequent career. Could not catch his name, which was mentioned only once in advance discussion I have not yet relocated.

There really should be some Catalan if not Spanish, English. Here`s some Catalan with the playlist of 50+songs, found by roger: https://www.bondia.ad/cultura/lultim-hit-parade-de-radio-andorra

My 1960 QSL card for R. Andorra, 5972, can be viewed, #14 & 15 at http://www.worldofradio.com/QSL.html (Glenn Hauser, HBD 76, OK, WOR)

** CHINA [non?]. 11675, April 12 at 1504, S9-S7 in Chinese, then music, definitely only one signal but this time it smax of RFA as scheduled this hour only via SAIPAN, rather than of a CNR1 jammer (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 11850, April 12 at 0132, RHC is S9/+10 of dead air, Spanish or English? Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 5990, April 12 at 0536, undermodulated RHC English S9+30 instead of 6000! Presumably confused while 5990 is intentional earlier for CRI relays at 23-01. Aoki shows both from Quivicán, but must be separate units as both scheduled between 00 and 01. In any event, RHC still gets Mali 5995 adjacented from one side or the other if after 0600.

Now at 0536 I check the other RHCs: 6060 S9+ same undermodulation, and NO buzz for a change; 6100, S9+10/20 but undermod; 6165, S9+10/20 but noisy. 5040, S9+20/30 even English. So here we have The Cuban Five all in axion. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 13490-trace, 13560 vs local ISM pulsing, 13630; 13769, 13839, 13909, 13979-trace, April 12 at 1419, FMish spurblobs but with no program mod, just F# tones, out of 13700-AM RHC Spanish. Not in the order tuned, at 69-70 kHz intervals. All gone by 1500. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA [non?]. 9805.4-CW, April 12 at 1510, beepstrings much stronger than residual jammer noise against OCB which is currently on 9805 only at 10-13. They are continuous at steady rate of 100/minute but don`t last a full minute between pauses. Individual strings last anywhere from 22 to 35 to 57 beeps, per three different counts; and during each string there is one out-of-step pause. These continue to be associated with after-hours Cuban jamming frequencies, as recently heard near 11860, 11930, 13605. SAWA.

This also reminds me of the old Soviet jammers, which would “ID“ by two CW letters at least once a minute; the one which still stix in my mind was ZG: –../–. Probably secret random coding, but now that reminds me of Zhigulevsk, except Zh is not the same letter as Z. I researched some websites about Soviet jamming, a few mentioning the ID setup, but not ZG. But I digress (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2081 monitoring: confirmed Sunday April 11 from 2000 UT on IRRS via Challenger Radio, Italy, 594 kHz, as heard via nearby Noale KiwiSDR, S9+15 with Moroccan het on plus side so tuned to LSB; also audible at UTwente, S9+10 but noisier, autonotch deletes the het.

WOR 2081 also confirmed Sunday April 11 after 2200 on Area 51 webcast — but cannot find any modulation from WBCQ 6160, tho remote detects the carrier, noisy at Rochester offset -92 Hz (while 7490 -66 Hz with UBMP is OK). Here I measure it on 6159.91, carrier with no audio. By 2343 recheck via Rochester and Alexandria, now it`s musicking. Tsk2: last week on A51 it was previous week`s WOR; this week no SW mod. At 0124 Apr 12 remeasured here on 6159.910.

Also confirmed Sunday April 11 at 2300 on WRMI 7780, S9+5/15 to UTwente.

Also confirmed UT Mon Apr 12 at 0030 on WRMI 7730, good direct.

Missed checking Mon Apr 12 at 0230 on WRMIs 5800 & 7780; anyone?

Next:
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. 3215, Apr 12 at 0546, WWCR is S9+20 of dead but noisy air instead of TOMBS, now more apropos a monicker than ever. 4840 is OK with oldtimeradio; 5890 with TOMBS like still on 5850 WRMI. I notice that a lot of times now, they are playing BS attempting to sing, sometimes lapsing into glossolalia. That must mean he`s divinely inspired with godspeak! (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED.13557.7-LSB, April 12 at 1417, 2-way in Spanish, impinging into the ISM band (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1759 UT April 12

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