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Glenn Hauser logs June 4-5, 2021

** GERMANY. 9670, June 4 at 2230, Channel 292 puts a sufficient S6-7 signal into Maryland SDR, carrier offset +15 Hz; some ACI on LSB presumed Brasil+, evitable by USB tuning; talk in French but ID with English name — why do French stations do this? Radio Waves International, contact address, music; 2259 ID in English, and:

2300, Texas Radio SW starts with `YROT` theme, roboyl opens from “Laguna Madre on south Texas coast“, QSL offer; also from Cap`n Ric, if rules are followed including at least 20 minutes of details. Another announcement at 2316, now S6-S8 there and offset +16 Hz. What?! TRSW does not make the cut of https://www.visitcorpuschristitx.org/trip-ideas/must-see/10-cool-facts-about-the-laguna-madre/

No offense, but I would not spend an hour listening to Stevie Ray Vaughan if reception were perfect local FM. This has been publicized as a test to North America; east coast maybe, but direct to here at 2325 check, it`s a JBA carrier vs high noise level of S6-S7; `YROT` theme again at 2359 closing via MD SDR, same reception as before.

The same SRV show should be less of a strain to hear in NAm later this weekend, as Terry Colgan reminds us: “June 6 at 0100 UT (Sat night in NAm) on 5960 kHz [sic: it`s really 5950 WRMI]: Stevie Ray Vaughan. As always, TRSW offers special eQSLs for correct reports conforming to TRSW’s eQSL policy to texasradiosw@gmail.com“

Attn editors: do not “correct“ “NAm“ to “Nam“ as has been happening to my reports: it means North America, not (Viet) Nam!

As for Channel 292, their website sked is fuzzy low-res, but if you keep clicking on it, you can get to a sharper version which will enlarge. The TRSW airing is labeled N, for a direxional beam on a strange map as 270 degrees toward NAm, which is NOT the case since Earth is spherical; don`t tell 9330. The next beam “O“ of 315 degrees would be closer to us (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6974.9-AM, June 5 at 0156, S6-S7 of undermodulated music, again presumed the `Nowhere Radio` transmitter as before. Yes, some of these did get that ID from “somewhere in the Midwest“: https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,82440.0.html (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6960-AM, June 5 at 0157 pirate music at S6-S9, presumed Ball Smacker Radio on usual 0100 UT Saturday show. Many more reports here including extensive playlist but no SSTV: https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,82441.0.html concluding with this from BS itself:

“Sorry if we are a bit weaker tonight, only 30W instead of 200W as we are camping deep in the woods. Totally solar charged batteries though! Thanks for toughing it out and we hope to see you at full power next week. The whole setup including antenna fits in a back pack! Audio quality is still full if you can hear us. Lighting [sic] doesn’t help either. We really appreciate your reports, good or bad, and emails to BallSmacker@ProtonMail.com will receive an eQSL reply“ (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6930-AM, June 5 at 0159, S9/+10 of rock music, stronger than the other two on at this time. These say it`s WDOG: https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,82442.0.html which kept jumping frequencies from 6950 to 6933, 6930 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** PERU. 4775.04, June 5 at 0202, JBA carrier, presumed still Radio Tarma on its signature offset. The station had been attacked by Sendero Luminoso, but apparently another of their transmitters. See this illustrated story via CadenaDX FB via Don Moore, MARE Tipsheet: https://peru21.pe/politica/terrorismo-vraem-pedro-castillo-peru-libre-sendero-luminoso-ataca-a-una-radio-opositora-a-cerron-en-tarma-noticia/ (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SPAIN. 17855, Fri June 4 at 2210, zero signal of REE English into Maryland SDR; 11940 is VG but audio keeps cutting out! 15520 is OK; 11670 is surprisingly good way off the Africa beam, so I listen there; 2222 Justin Coe starts playing some blues music, and now 11940 is OK, S9+5/15; back-timed so it ends just in time for pips at 2230; while on other days final music gets chopped off but presumably plays out on podcast of variable length (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2089 monitoring: confirmed Friday June 4 at 2030 on IRRS `shortwave` via Italia-AM 918 kHz, Villa Estense, S9+25 into nearby Noale SDR, but local noise level is higher than usual, same until 2059 ID and FSN. Next:

1300 UT Saturday Unique Radio NSW 3210-USB [new; not 1500] 1300 UT Saturday WRMI 15770 to NE
1801 UT Saturday IRRS 7290-Bulgaria to WNW, 918-Italy
1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315; as late as 0400] 1100 UT Sunday Unique Radio NSW 3210-USB [new] 2000 UT Sunday IRRS 918-Italy
2200vUT Sunday WBCQ 6160v Area 51 to WSW
2230 UT Sunday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE [NEW] 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 Doug Brown, London, Ontario, for a generous cheque on a US bank to Glenn Hauser, Box 1684, Enid OK 73702 USA; and comments:

{I am too modest to keep repeating these in every report for a week; but you may see them in original report}

One may also contribute via PayPal, not necessarily in US funds, to woradio at yahoo.com (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 6159.891, UT Sat June 5 at 0000, WBCQ with double-ID jingle, JIP WTO theme for `AAAWWW`. First subject is aliens. Checked on a Maryland SDR I already have up for TRSW. I`m otherwise occupied this hour, so cede the floor to John Carver:

“Tonight’s show started on time on 6160 and 7490 but 6160 was hard to copy. Allan in the studio in hot and humid Fla with a beautiful Angela. Angela brings up aliens again, also spam phone calls, commercials etc. Allan starts reading the new edition of the Free Radio Weekly at 0017. Talk then continues about radio and space including SETI. Then a discussion of traveling in space. Phone call at 0049 from Mr. Transistor, Norm about digital AM radio. Another phone call at 0055 talking about aliens and the pyramids. Reading of emails at 0058 and off the air at 0100. John, Mid-North Indiana“ (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 28287.9, June 4 at 2005, beep every ~13 seconds where one would expect a beacon. Maybe this on exact frequency in NJ5O list:

“28.2879 N4PZ ? MOUNT MORRIS, ILLINOIS # ?,? Uncoordinated beacon reported 5 Nov (DK7KG & K4AVO)“ qrz.com:

“N4PZ flag, STEPHEN R GROSS, MOUNT MORRIS, IL 61054“ — He runs a beacon on 432 MHz band but nothing about any others. No real sporadic E beacons audible on 10m at this time (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report despatched at 0345 UT June 5

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