** ANTARCTICA. 15475.98-RCUSB, Sat May 8 at 1411 tune-in via Brasil SDR, LRA36 is already on, poor S7 with song, 1416 ID with usual fare of lots of music, IDs; still 1521 music, 1554 IDs, 1600+ music, 1639 still; unknown when cut off (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** CUBA. 6165, May 8 at 0350, RHC English back here ex-6145 for one night last night. At 0610: 6165 & 6100 OK; 6060 with hard buzz; 6000 off; 5040 in Spanish. Something`s always wrong at RHC. 6165 again at 0405 check May 9 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** ERITREA [non]. 17545v, Sat May 8 at 1530 not even a JBA carrier at UTwente, which we were still detecting May 5 at the formerly scheduled time for Bayto Yaikl. So ISS France may have finally turned it off or propagation is not coöperative.
11760, Sat May 8 at 1640, Bayto Yaikl via ISS good S9/S8 into UTwente the 1630-1659 in Tigrinya; mentioned Ambassador Jeffrey Feltman, who is U.S. Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa; DOS bio as of April 21: https://www.state.gov/biographies/jeffrey-feltman/
At 1700. VOA Kurdish via Biblis inherits 11760; there has been no sign of CubaRM over there (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** NORTH AMERICA. 6924.0-USB, May 9 at 0045, pirate music and DJ comments, via KB0FX SDR with storm crashes. Was hard to pin down frequency at first with unfamiliar music and no carrier. 0104 canned ID? by YL voice I cannot understand despite repeated multiple times. But then, “This is Zekey here; that was KIND, classic? recording“. It was obviously this filed as “Goat Herder Radio“, Zekey; apparently no one else heard him mention KIND: https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,81376.0.html (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** TURKEY. 9830, May 8 at 2158, VOT is on today, IS OK avoiding RTTY on LSB like I am sure every potential listener can and shall employ (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** U S A. May 8 is Armed Forces Day, during which crossband contacts between military stations and hams are encouraged, with lots of stations, times and frequencies here, thanks to Chuck Gessner: http://www.dodmars.org/home/armed-forces-day-2021
During the afternoon I cycle thru all the listed frequencies above 13 MHz several times; disappointing results, nothing heard on 24, 20, 18, 15 MHz bands. Of course I may have missed some contacts while the other side was transmitting duplex.
14487-USB had something JBA, but 14606-USB is very active by “MARS Radio“ — no other ID, call, base, or location beyond Florida mentioned a few times! He has an accent of some sort. 1843 contacting KD9EDR; 1948 now he`s stronger S9 with AE0G and NZ7S. 1958 makes general calls, listening on 14.258, which I never check. Still going at 2156 when the official AF Day message is about to be transmitted.
7540-USB said something about that just before 2200, but nothing further heard there nor on three other frequencies on the sked for which mode is not specified but apparently nothing in plain phone, rather digital modes but no beepery heard.
Two years ago I heard the NWVC ship and NSS, as in DXLD 19-20: https://www.w4uvh.net/dxld1920.txt
Three years ago I had NIIW ship and AAZ too: https://www/w4uvh.net/dxld1820.txt
Chuck Gessner reviews AFD for the WOR iog at 0249 May 9: “Well, was I wrong? Armed Forces Day Communications Test was a 48 hour event, not 24 hours as I had posted. To me, there was very little activity on Friday, May 7th. But Saturday, May 8th had many military stations in operation from all over the U.S, from Florida, Rhode Island, Maryland, California, Illinois..Those were the stations that I could hear. I heard several of the military operators briefly commenting that the propagation was weird. The military stations on the 5 MHz band were, to me very strong-most of the time. Oh well. From what I could tell most operations stopped at 0200 UT, or thereabouts. I never did hear or copy the Armed Forces Day message from the Secretary of Defense. Not sure why. Oh well, it was fun“ (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2085 monitoring: confirmed NEW time of UT Saturday May 8 at 0130 on WRMI 9395, S9+10/20, cutting immediately from wrapup of Argentina in English scheduled for 0200-0230 UT Tue-Sat.
Also confirmed Sat May 8 at 1300 on WRMI 15770, JBA; and unlike last week, stayed on.
Also confirmed Sat May 8 after 1600 on WRN webcast to N America.
Also confirmed Sat May 8 at 1956 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM MO via KB0FX remote about 14 minutes into so started circa 1943.
NOT confirmed Sat May 8 at 2030 on IRRS, 918-AM, Italy as I had been told would substitute for pre-empted 1801 on that and 7290: instead music past 2040, and there was dead air at 2028-2030, steady S9+18 into Noale SDR.
Confirmed UT Sun May 9 starting at 0327 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, despite proximity of KB0FX SDR, with heavy storm noise which I see on Blitzortung is currently centered around the quadri-state area NEMOKSIA. Next:
2000 UT Sunday IRRS 918-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
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This report dispatched at 0417 UT May 9