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Glenn Hauser logs June 5, 2021

** ANTARCTICA. 15475.98-RCUSB, June 5 at 1420 & 1530 chex via Brasília #2 SDR, no LRA36 signal for the second Saturday; but was still on air Wednesday June 2 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** AUSTRALIA. 3210-USB, Unique Radio: see USA [non] WORLD OF RADIO. Unique was originally in Gunnedah NSW, and has been off the air for most of a year while being relocated to Manilla NSW. U.R. had been referred to as in “northwest NSW“ but both these are really in NE NSW. In fact they are only 51.5 km or 32 miles apart. They are about halfway between Sydney and Melbourne, but further inland; on Google map there is a nearby place called New Mexico! Settled by immigrants?

Ron Howard reports: “Checking here in California for Unique on 3210, only to hear strong DRM from 3205, from 1130+ UT, on June 5 (Saturday). Aoki database: 3205 2000-1800 KRE KCBS Pyongyang DRM Kor Pyongyang 1-7 — Ron“

Roger in Germany reports to the WOR iog:

“”Manilla”, is that the official new QTH?
A first TDoA measurement also points in this direction.

I found it just now:

List source: userlistAM.txt, file date 2021/05/31 17:08
kHz: 3210
UTC/PSN: 0000-2400
Days/PI: 1234567 (Mo-Su)
Station: Unique Radio
Country: AUS (Australia)
Transmitter: Manilla (New South Wales)
Latitude: -30.7397 (30S44’23”)
Longitude: 150.7156 (150E42’56”)
QTH locator: QF59ig52ul
Power (kW): 0.1
Distance: 16230 km
Bearing: 65°
Notes: irr
Details: 90 m from Australia/New South Wales
Remarks: Distance and bearing for Twente, 6.8742/52.2396, JO32kf47vm
— roger“ (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR) See USA [and non]: WOR

** CANADA. Re my 93.5 FM DX of a CKSB relay in Kenora, originally 1050, Andy W Reid, Ontario, replies “Hi Glenn, Hope all is well. CKSB moved to FM several years back, 88.1. Keep well and happy a“ (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 6060, June 5 at 0546, S9+ open carrier except for hum instead of RHC English; the three other 6`s are more or less OK. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 13763 & 13638 approx., June 5 at 1405, weak S5-S6 F# spurblobs from RHC 13700-AM at 62-63 kHz intervals; also trace on about 13826 = +2 x 63. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** KOREA NORTH. 13650, June 5 at 1404, hyper-assertive Korean, from VOK/KCBS as scheduled (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** KOREA SOUTH. 15575, June 5 at 1410, KBSWR in Korean best yet but only S9-S6 in so-called NAm service; previous hour 13-14 is in English. Mostly thru the darkside and unpropagable but now`s the time circumSolstice (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** PERU. Re 4775.04, Radio Tarma, Wolfgang Bueschel refines it to: “4775.038 PRU Most LIKELY poor signal string of R Tarma Peru, Spanish, poor and tiny, -109dBm signal at 01.00 UT on June 5th.“

Via GRA blog, another press about the Sendero Luminoso attack. In Perú a presidential elexion is imminent, far-left vs far-right.

Gerente de Radio Tarma habla tras amenazas senderistas y denuncia atentado
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** UGANDA [non]. 15170, Sat June 5 at *1457-1529* strange new clandestine for and about this country.

15170 via UTwente SDR, I`m on before *1457 when S9+20/25 open carrier cuts on; I start recording just before 1459 when modulation cuts on, amid English talk in progress with African accent, “country belongs to us“, all about Uganda. NO ID of any sort; 1503 goes into another language presumably Luganda, but a few English words included; 1505 mixes them thoroughly; 1508 refers to “another speech on this channel“; 1511 “thanks for listening“, a bit of music; and a different speaker named Reshide Kasato (sounds like); 1518 cut to lo-fi music, anthem? 1520 cut to non-African YL with PSA? about volunteering; 1521 timecheck as “1730! CET“ and other zones including N America; Feature Story News headlines; 1522 nice Mideastern-sounding songs until off at 1529* with no further announcements. This has all been very rough and ad-hoc, especially the Ugandan part, with mike-handling, background noises, poor editing, etc.

I recorded the whole thing which you may hear here:

Background: Ivo Ivanov posted May 11:
“SECRETLAND Registered two new frequencies of NEXUS IRRS Shortwave in HFCC probably for clandestine transmissions and probably via SPL Secretbrod
1800-1830 15170 SCB 100 kW / 149 deg EaAf English Thu-Mon from May 13
1800-1830 15170 SCB 100 kW / 079 deg EaAf English Tue/Wed from May 25
BUT in Secretbrod no antennas with azumuths 079/149 deg. For EaAf is 195 deg“ — note the times, not now! Bulgarian local by mistake??

To add to the confusion, this from May 15:
“Ethiopia (non): Following up on Ivo Ivanóv`s updates on the IRRS schedule, I can confirm the following:
210515 15170 1515 1505 [sic] BUL EGR – Union of Oromo Evangelical Churches, Afan Oromo, Predigt 45433 HjBi //
The schedule on the website was updated on 14 May 2021:
1500-1530: 15170 Mo-Fr nothing listed on website, Sa Su EGR – Union of Oromo Evangelical Churches (Dr Hansjoerg Biener 15 May 2021)“

Ivo again: “ITALY(non) IRRS UNIDentified broadcast on 15170 kHz, May 23: 1500-1529 on 15170 unknown kW / unknown to EaAf Somali/English, instead of Radio Danadalidababa in Afan Oromo on Sat May 15 and NEXUS IBA IRRS Shortwave Music & Future [sic] Story News on Sat May 22! Several times mentioned Uganda. Very good via SDR Heimiswil SUI

Ivo Ivanov reports June 5: “New clandestine in English and Somali on 15170 is via SPL Secretbrod Sat&Sun, instead of 15515 Radio Waarangelati on Afan Oromo Sat only. Good here in Sofia, very good via SDR in Switzerland. More and videos tomorrow“ No time mentioned but posted at 1833, so I wonder if referring to some other broadcast.

It`s about 800 miles from Bulgaria to Switzerland, a bit close for a VG signal to skip. The broadcast I heard was all about Uganda, so I seriously doubt it had any connexion to Ethiopia, or Somalia, or their languages.

Amid it at 1516, I invoked TDOA DF on three KiwiSDRs, one of them as far away as VK6 Australia. They concluded that the most likely location for 15170 is 41E/41N, which is in the Black Sea just west of Batumi — but closest major SWBC relay site is: Gavar/Noratus ARMENIA; where WRTH shows there are 3 x 100 kW and 3 x 1000! kW SW transmitters. From the bigsig way offbeam to Holland I could easily believe 300 if not 1000 kW.

The latest HFCC of June 4 shows:
“15170 1500 1530 38,47-48,52-53,57 MIL 300 149 0 286 12567 130521 311021 D 15000 Eng I ANT ANT 15012
15170 1500 1530 38,47-48,52-53,57 MIL 300 79 0 286 3 010621 311021 D 15000 Eng I ANT ANT 15013“

Numbers at head of second lines are days of week: 12567 = SunMonThuFriSat; 3 = Tue, which just went into effect this week.

All those CIRAF are eastern zones of Africa from Libya to South Africa. Of course, everyone knows the site is never really Milano. Nor do the azimuths make sense; the correct direxion from Armenia to Uganda would be roughly due south. Since the second azimuth is so different, could Tuesday really be from another relay site?

I`ve asked IRRS for any info about this broadcast, i.e. its name, target, contact info, but no reply. I know better than even to inquire about transmitter site since for IRRS this is always confidential, with the “cover“ story of MIL (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2089 monitoring: confirmed Saturday June 5 at 1300 on WRMI 15770, poor to fair.

Also confirmed Sat June 5 at 1325 the new 1300 broadcast on Unique Radio, NSW, 3210-USB; weak but audible, and no QRM, via remotes in South Australia and Brisbane (the first publicized Sat time of 1500 was changed to 1300. The other two WOR airings are Fri & Sun at 1100). See AUSTRALIA for more about this station.

Also confirmed Sat June 5 after 1600 on WRN webcast to N America.

Also confirmed Sat June 5 from 1800:38 on IRRS 7290 via Bulgaria via UTwente SDR S9+20/30; also JBA on 14580 = 2 x 7290 at 1826 check; where there is even worse `worble` on plus side. Earlier on 7290: 1754 only weak Chinese and warble on USB only; *1756 open carrier on but S7 not much stronger, some hum and China still audible; 1759:48 cut on modulation JIP `Aida` as usual; very brief IRRS sign-on; pause and then WOR which played to completion after 1829. Synch AM measured frequency as 7289.998.60, the last two centi-Hz digits varying slightly. No transmitter, or receiver can be any more stable.

Also confirmed Sat June 5 from 1940 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, MO, S9+15 to KB0FX SDR nearby. Next:

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

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

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** U S A. 15555-USB, June 5 at 1408, JBA gospel huxter so WJHR is on the air, rarely audible (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 17810, June 5 at 1402, JBA carrier with hardly anything else on 16m; but nothing listed now in HFCC, Aoki or EiBi; however, RFA is on 17810 for one hour 06-07, attracting jamming. I was checking 17815 in case still-registered WHRI upshow (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report despatched at 2011 UT June 5

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