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Glenn Hauser logs July 19-20, 2021

** CHINA. 12500, July 20 at 1411, JBA Chinese from CNR1 jammer, but none found higher in the 12s or WOOB 13s (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CONGO. Re the JBA carrier I had on 6115, July 19 at 0531, when a reactivated Congo could propagate, but not Japan that early, Ron Howard replies, “Hi Glenn, July 20 – Confirmed my comments for 6115 kHz. Checking around 0525 UT and found no carrier at all here on the Calif. coast; 0606, noted carrier, but no audio (suspect Japan); 0650, pop songs from Japan starting to fade up; at 0730, fair reception of Japan. 6055 was broadcasting today. Ron“

Alan Pennington, July 20 on the BDXC-UK iog: “Radio Congo Brazzaville has been heard again on 6115 kHz on 19th July with recording: “Radio Congo. Brazzaville, Republic of #Congo. 6115 kHz frequency. Signal captured on the north coast of RS, on July 19, 2021, at 3:04 am.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LFj_IlmLjMc (Carlos Latuff @LatuffCartoons on Twitter July 19, translated from Portuguese) RS presumably Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil and time 3.04 am is local time in Brazil (UTC -3?) so heard at 0604 UT?

A Radio Congo technician had written to Christoph Ratzer that this frequency (6115) was no longer used – see DX News in April 2021 Communication (page 28). 73 Alan“

Jorge Freitas, Bahia, replies: “Listening now at 1600 UT in South Africa’s SDR in 6115. African music, male voiceover. The signal is weak. Carlos Latuff does not inform if UT or local time (0604 UT) https://youtu.be/iF-zGj7z5GU
73 Jorge Freitas Local time -3 UT Feira de Santana, Bahia 12°14´S 38°58´W – Brasil Tecsun PL-660, XHDATA Antenna Delta Loop and LW 20 meters“

Manuel Méndez, Lugo, Spain, replies: “Heard via SDR Kiwi remote receiver in South Greece and weaker in Reinante, North West of Spain. CONGO, 6115, Radio Congo, Brazzaville, 1800-1830*, 20-07, French, ID. “Radio Congo”, news, mentioned a lot of times “Le Congo”, “le patrimonie culturel du Congo”, “Les Congolais”, end of news and closed at its usual time, 1830. 25322.

>From 1815-1830*, 20-07, heard in Reinante, North West of Spain, Tecsun PL-880, cable antenna, 8 meters, very weak signal, best on LSB, but improving due to sunset proximity here. 15321“ (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 6100, July 20 at 0618, RHC English humbuzzy transmitter is here instead of usual 6060, which is off. How fortunate to maintain this by substitute! Both Aoki and EiBi show both from Bauta. 6165 is OK but undermodulated; 6000 is also off; and 5040 is in Spanish. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 15140, July 20 at 1412, RHC music is S9/+10 but suptorted — wiggle that patchcord! // 15230 is OK but undermodulated. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** KASHMIR [non]. 15170, July 20 at *1459.3 via UTwente tuned in earlier, big S9+20 carrier pops on, and modulation from 1500, JIP music, Urdu talk, brief deadair break. Another Tuesday, so it`s another Kashmir Civitas clandestine. Crosstalk briefly at 1501 from something in Slavic? But Arthur Pozner says it`s Romanian. I listen to whole thing, strumming background, catching occasional English words evidently needed for concepts inexpressible in Urdu? Occupation, repression, bunker. Like last week at 1528 cuts to rock song in English before turned off at 1529* (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** PHILIPPINES. 9410, July 20 at 1417, Korean at S9/+10, best extracontinental signal on band, i.e. VOA Tinang aimed at us far beyond Koreas (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. TOMBS: See USA: WWCR; twice

** SPAIN. 17855, Monday July 19 at 2301, REE English good S9 but some deep fades to S3, opens with only a minute of news, then feature about an exhibition in Madrid of the art of Georgia O`Keeffe. Justin Coe interview with Marta Ruiz, curator of the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum.

I thought they were saying “Titian“ but Thyssen, near El Prado, is the museo exhibiting Georgia until August 8: https://www.museothyssen.org/en/exhibitions/georgia-okeeffe

“The museum is presenting the first retrospective in Spain on Georgia O’Keeffe (1887-1986). Through a selection of approximately 90 works visitors enter the pictorial universe of a creative figure considered one of the leading representatives of 20th century American art.

The exhibition offers a complete survey of O’Keeffe’s career, ranging from the works produced between 1910 and 1920 that made her a pioneer of abstraction to her celebrated flower paintings and views of New York, which led to her recognition as one of the key figures in modern American art, and culminating with her paintings of New Mexico that arose from her fascination with the landscape and cultural mix characteristic of that remote region.

Georgia O’Keeffe is organized by the Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, the Centre Pompidou and the Fondation Beyeler, in partnership with the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe, New Mexico. After it has been seen in Madrid, the exhibition travels to Paris and Basel.“

They had been working for years to bring this about, and despite delays and concerns about COVID, it is now underway, thanks to loans from the O`Keefe museum in Santa Fe — which I have visited, and others. It was quite a task to get it all safely shipped. Thyssen museum had only five O`Keefes. The artist had visited Spain twice in 1953 & 1954 but felt her western all-American art would not be appreciated in Europe. Discussed not only her erotic flowers and skulls but the whole range of her long career (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 28300-CW, July 20 at 2157, E marker and DE KF4MS/B; per WJ5O roster is:
28.300 KF4MS C TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA # 100W, VERTICAL reactivated 26 Sept 10, power adj 21 Feb 16 — That`ll have to do as sporadic E MUF lacked the FM band today upon several chex. His QRZ.com page:

“KF4MS USA flag USA — DENNIS R AINSWORTH, Tallahassee, FL 32310 USA — Rick Ainsworth, KF4MS (Advanced Class). I own and operate the Templar Beacon aka “Florida Ten Meter Beacon, on 28.300 MHz”, (24/7/365) currently at 10 watts using dedicated beacon design by AA7DJ, Valadimir Skyrpnik. It’s an All in One, Keyer and Transmitter unit up to a Solarcon vertical antenna at 33 feet. I have been a beacon owner/operator since 1982“ (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2095 monitoring: confirmed Tuesday July 20 at 1330 on WRMI 15770, JBA S7; following at least two canned IDs at 1329. Despite Jeff Bezos trying to upstage me. Next:

1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S

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** U S A. 4840, July 20 at 0617, dead air again from this WWCR on S9+30 carrier, no TOMBS but 3215 and 5890 remain nominal along with 5935 DGS. Why should anyone at WWCR listen to their own broadcasts in order to fix this immediately?? Surely a refund goes to Walterboro, as obviously WWCR`s fault (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 9980, July 20, as I tune across at 1419, someone at TOM on WWCR says “Brother Stair is the meekest of all men on the face of the earth“. Guffaw2. As always huge daytime signal, but some squeal on the plus side. I think this is ACI from KVM70, Honolulu fax, as per EiBi at 0519-1600 on 9982.5. That is regular at night when there is no QRM: 9982.5 0519-1600 HWA KVM70 Fax Honolulu Oc nm Amazing that KVM70 agreed to the 12-16 UT overlap with WWCR; or did no one ask them? EiBi also shows this; what`s Cothen? A town in Utrecht province, Netherlands, where Bach spent some time; but this? 9982 0000-2400 USA COTHEN ALE USA (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. Re my repeated logs of JBA carrier on 4975, Ron Howard, CA says July 20, “BTW – UNID (SoAm?) on 4975, again heard with a prominent carrier, but no audio detected, at 0525 & 0730. Ron“

And Rafael Rodríguez R., Bogotá, replies, here translated, original Spanish in the WOR iog:

“Cordial greetings, A few short lines to tell you about the clues I have about the unit on 4975 kHz: Since the beginning of the month (approx. July 4) I have received the carrier at 4975 kHz; at first I thought it was the European pirate Mystery Radio that I had already heard on 60 meters a few days before, and then in HF Underground I saw information about the pirate Radio Deltracks, but at the time they reported tuning, I did not agree, before 22 UT.

The signal that appears at 4975 is captured after approximately 2330, thus checking through several KiwiSDR in Europe and more precisely in Holland at that time and after 00 UT, nothing is heard from Radio Deltracks; the carrier is not even detected. At the same time, traveling through various KiwiSDRs in America, only those close to the Caribbean area capture the carrier.

On the other hand, there is a Colombian pirate operating at 6016.7 kHz approx. not every day between 2300 to 0200 var. with varied music, and sometimes broadcasting signals from radio stations such as Olímpica Stéreo, Caracol, W Radio or Blu Radio. It has been on the air since mid-March, but then in May and June was off the air, resuming broadcasts two weeks ago. To the KiwiSDR of Bonaire it arrives very well which makes me think that this is from the north coast of Colombia. Sometimes there is some locution but otherwise are only long waves of music. In April I was able to catch a name “El Prado Radio Organization” see 6016.4 KHz El Prado Radial Organization – Colombian pirate station, http://dxdesdecolombia.blogspot.com/2021/04/60164-khz-organizacion-radial-el-prado.html but only at that time I heard that identification; they have not used it again. They have mentioned operating at 98.1 MHz. Rafael Rodríguez R., Bogotá, Colombia“

Lots more good info on his blog. I`ve yet to catch any trace around 6016 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 2337 UT July 20

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