** CHINA. CNR1 jammer check, July 30 at 1343: S8-S6 of Chinese on 13130; but only JBA or JBA carriers on 13530, 13020, 12850, no others in the 12s-13s nor 16s (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** CUBA. 6060, July 30 at 0614, RHC English, S9+10 at first seemed dead air, but then JBM with no buzz. 6000 & 6165 & 5040 are off, leaving only 6100 sufficient. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** CUBA [and non]. 7435 & 7335, July 29 at 0619, R. Martí is off again; apparently the unrest in Cuba it stirred up has subsided. Since at least July 12 it had extended past previous midnight closing at 0400 UT, presumably all-night until new day start at *1000.
But pulse jammers are still running on 7435 & 7335; and as for 40m hamjamming, similar noise against nothing on 7215 and 7157 only, rather than several more amorphous peaks as before (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** OKLAHOMA. 93.9, July 30 at 1602 past 1620 on random caradio chex, dead air from KIMY, gospel huxter in Watonga; still so at 1729 UT. Standard inquiry? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** PERU [non]. Replies to my report on 5800 WRMI special, July 29 at 0300-0400: “Regarding Perú le canta a las Américas,
Not sure what to make of the squeal being described, I briefly monitored over 20 SDRs at various locations during the broadcast and did not note this although other audio quality was variable depending upon location. We’ll see what comes in from the other reception reports.
The conversational part of the program was a three-way Skype between Lima, Peru, Durango, Mexico and Chicago USA. The best audio available in that situation was going to be good telephone (vs studio) quality, but the locations were authentic. The music was added later in the mixdown, which accounts for the difference. Our upcoming special for México in September will be a similar situation, with two locations in México.
This producer will agree to disagree on the question of “more music, less talk”. Those fully fluent en español received some cultural context to the bicentennial as well as about the songs and artists themselves, and although that is admittedly not always to the taste of all listeners, it is here – context – where radio can still add value to music in a world where most listeners can just as easily pull up songs on the Internet with better audio quality.
The promotional support as always is highly appreciated. –“Uncle Bill” Tilford, Chicago, Illinois“
“The “squeal” problem with WRMI’s 5800 kHz transmitter is real. although I’d describe it as a “warbling whistle.” On my SDR waterfall, there are two unstable audio traces around 2 and 4 kHz from the carrier on both sidebands. These have been noted consistently during the Europirate relays organized by Texas Radio Shortwave the last few weeks. As Glenn mentioned, this is almost certainly caused by a problem with the transmitter’s modulator. 73, Andy Robins, Kalamazoo, Michigan USA“
“Does that turn up at just some azimuths maybe? Perhaps we’ll find out soon“ — Tilford
There is only one azimuth ever scheduled for 5800: 160 degrees, same as 4980 and 9955 (gh)
“Hola Glenn, Muchas gracias por tu reporte, hasta ahora hemos recibido 14 reportes, tuvimos muy buena cobertura a nivel mundial. estamos muy contentos, y te agradezco mucho tu promoción, yo mismo la escuché en WOR la semana pasada.
Tu informe es muy críitico e interesante, te cuento, tratamos de imitar el estilo de las emisoras tropicales de los años 70, la voz femenina que nos acompañó es la de mi ex mujer. Hicimos este programa para divertirnos y honrar al Perú en su bicentenario, yo soy historiador especializado en las relaciones diplomáticas entre Perú y México. Te mando tu verificación junto con un abrazo“ — Alejandro Vallebueno
QSL: https://www.w4uvh.net/PeruWRMI5800.pdf Or #128 via http://www.worldofradio.com/QSL.html (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** ROMANIA [and non]. 7310, July 30 after 2200, RRI in English to Europe also reaches Maryland SDR just fine. Also weaker on 5945. Too much piles up at this hour, also Turkey on 9830, Spain on 17855 M/W/F; hard to choose which or keep switching around (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** U S A. 13565-CW, July 30 at 1349, HIFER beacon repeating ID K6FRC over and over quite readable vs CODAR; before retiring I had tuned to 13564-USB to remind me to check this first thing in morning. Claiming only 1.8 milliwatts from Patterson CA, any relog of K6FRC remains notable, and certainly not every day, but never very far from 1400 making me wonder if it really run constantly. Seldom heard are any of the dozens of other such beacons listed on the 13550-13570 ISM band (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2097 monitoring: confirmed first SWBCs, UT Fri July 30 at 0130 on WRMIs: 5850 VG direct; 7780, S9/+20 into UTwente Holland SDR.
Also confirmed Fri July 30 at 2030 on IRRS via AM Italia, 918 kHz, this week not cut off after 5 seconds but apparently complete until 2059, S9+32 including high noise level at first via Noale SDR, but VG non-noisy by the end. In Arctic Radio Club mv-eko, a QSL shows AM Italia, 918 kHz, 4.5 kW, folded monopole antenna on 55 m tower from Granze (PD). No mention of Villa Estense as location. Well, the two are only 4+ km apart, both 31 km SSW of Padova. A previous talk program was chopped off at 2029.5 for IRRS only ID, then WOR. Next:
0130 UT Saturday WRMI 9395 to NNW
1801 UT Saturday IRRS 7290-Bulgaria to WNW, 918-Italy
1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
2000 UT Saturday WRMI 15770
0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315; as late as 0400] 2000 UT Sunday IRRS 918-Italy
2200vUT Sunday WBCQ 6160v Area 51 to WSW [last week: 0300 Mon] 2230 UT Sunday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
0030 UT Monday WRMI 7730 to WNW
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE, 5800 to SSE
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW [off air last week] 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 29 at 0617, S9+30 of dead air from WWCR. This happens frequently, sloppyrator asleep, literally? at the switch. Meanwhile, TOMBS continues on 3215 & 5890, the latter lowly modulated compared to 5935 PMS (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
This report dispatched at 2301 UT July 30