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Glenn Hauser logs August 15-16-17, 2021

** AFGHANISTAN. Checking the MW situation, Aug 16 at 1639 via New Delhi SDR — the klosest Kiwi only one megameter from Kabul, so 400 kW transmitters at night if non-direxional ought to be pounding in — compare to mere 50 kW clear channels e.g. from Chicago or Nashville out to similar distances in N America. 1107 is chanting, and “salaam aleikum“, originally the main R. Afghanistan outlet, but JBA algo on 1296 much weaker, which might no longer be the co-located 400 kW USAGM transmitter, or underpowered, or Iran or India.

NRC International DX Digest reports: “As of this writing, reports indicated that 1107 kHz in Kabul had been taken. “They took control of the Kabul 1107 kHz main station around 1700 UTC, station ID’ed Emirat Islamiya Afganistan at 1800, now mostly Qur`an recitation,” reported Jorma Mäntylä in the DXing.info Facebook group, August 15. 1107 transmits from the same site as what was 1296 VOA.“ (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CHINA. 13020, Aug 16 at 1352, only CNR1 jammer detected in the 12-13s or 10-11s, JBA talk with flutter (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SPAIN [and non]. 15520, August 16 at 2202, S6-S8 of dead air into Maryland SDR, while REE English on Monday is underway, mainly an interview with an accordionist, modulating, not dead air on 11940, 17855 and 11670, from most to least signals. Correlates with the unID DA I had on 15520, Aug 15 at 0008 long after scheduled sign-off. But Aug 17 at 0015 check, nothing on 15520 while 17855 & 11940 remain; 11670 by now switched to suptorted RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 9830, Aug 16 at 2202, quick check confirms VOT English is not AWOL tonight into Maryland SDR (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2099 monitoring: confirmed Sunday August 15 at 2000 on IRRS SW via AM Italia, 918 kHz, VG S9+33 into nearby Noale SDR; also audible at UTwente S9 but with noise, QRM.

Also confirmed Sun Aug 15 at 2230 on WRMI 9955, VG into Knoxville SDR despite off the back. (Area 51 webcast no longer WOR at 2200)

Also confirmed UT Mon Aug 16 at 0030 on WRMI 7730, VG S9+20 direct.

Also confirmed UT Mon Aug 16 after 0130 on WRN webcast to N America.

Also confirmed UT Mon Aug 16 at 0230 on WRMI 5800, S9+25 and 7780 S9+15 both via Missouri remote.

Also confirmed UT Mon Aug 16 from 0304.7 on Area 51 via WBCQ 6159.902,
S7-S8 to Missouri remote but with 6165 Cuba ACI. Previous music show
ran over 0300, no ID but “and now the last word“ and into WOR
playback. Looking at current skeds, 6150 or 6145 would be better for
everything on WBCQ than 6160v, less ACI or CCI especially at night in
NAm. Next, nothing more on Monday or Tuesday, but:

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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UNIDENTIFIED. 4975, Aug 16 at 0615, this pervasive JBA carrier is now strong enough to detect some modulation — music and talk same as on 4980 with TOMBS! Unseems overload/crossmod as still there with preamps turned off. Could it just be a spur out of WRMI 4980 transmitter? With TOMBS so pervasive not only on WRMIs, perhaps the only way to be sure is to detect whether it come and go at same time as 4980, *0000-1100*. But on Aug 17 not checked until 0033, when again TOMBS audio is JBA on 4975 like inbooming on 4980; now via Knoxville SDR. Of course this contradicts previous report of `A Voz do Brasil` programming after 22 UT; maybe two different 4975 signals? There is also a JBA carrier on 4985, a match? or RBC Brasil (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0449 UT August 17

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