** CUBA. 6000, Oct 8 at 0233, RHC English S9+20 but suptorted: wiggle that patchcord! Alleged Cuban scientist denies there is any evidence for “Havana Syndrome“ sonic attacks there or elsewhere. // 6165 is VG but somewhat overmodulated/distorted. Now if only they could balance them out. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** EUROPE. 6330-CW, Oct 8 at 2013, CW beacon from R. Piraña Internacional; repeating message starts with RFI but I don`t copy the rest. I wonder if he spells out Piraña with the special character –.– for ñ? Well audible via UTwente with some deep fading. Jorge R. García tells the WOR iog that it`s 8 watts from northern Europe, active today 1900-0700 UT and also same hours this Saturday into UT Sunday (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** NORTH AMERICA. 6925-USB, Oct 8 at 2259, scales up and down at first on keyboard, jazzed-up classical tunes, 2302 another, direct. Next check at 2327 via remote in MO, no signal, but Maryland has some non-classical music, poor signal. Another report at first as unID: https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,87438.0.html (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** NORTH AMERICA. 6931-USB, Oct 8 at 2329, S7-S9 pirate music, into Maryland SDR; 2338 brief ID? missed and ballad. Several logs here say it`s Tall Radio Jethro (Tull): https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,87441.0.html (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** SPAIN. 11670, Fri Oct 8 at 2229, REE wrapping up token English with Justin Coe voice recognizable but VP unreadable — and this is the best, being lowest, as the MUF to deep N America has plunged, despite being on the worst azimuth south toward Africa; while 11940, 15520 and supposedly for us 17855 are even worse, JBA to JBA carriers. We anticipate a B-21 switch to much more propagable 9690 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2107 monitoring: confirmed first airings UT Friday October 8 at 0130 on WRMIs: 5850 VG, 7780 fair.
Also confirmed Fri Oct 8 at 0330 on WRMI 5985, S7/9+10 into Bonaire.
Also confirmed Fri Oct 8 at 1815 on IRRS via AM Italia, Villa Estense, 918 kHz, S9, as always interrupting some talk show, about NZ? Pause. Quick IRRS ID, long pause and WOR starts and plays to 1844. As monitored via Noale SDR
Also confirmed Fri Oct 8 at 1816 on IRRS 7290 via Bulgaria. As usual, S9+5/10 open carrier runs past 1815, modulation does not cut on WOR until opening is almost over. Is no one paying attention? Also to 1844. Via UTwente it`s about 3 seconds apart from 918.
Also confirmed Fri Oct 8 at 2030 on 918 after music and extended IRRS ID, S9, as above.
Also confirmed Fri Oct 8 at 2230 on new WRMI 5950 airing, S8-S9 directly after world music, no ID break. Next:
0130 UT Saturday WRMI 9395 to NNW
1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
2330 UT Saturday WRMI 5950 to NNW [new] 0030 UT Sunday WRMI 7730 to WNW
0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315; as late as 0430] 1230 UT Sunday WMRI Europe via Ch 292 Germany 9670 [new] 2000 UT Sunday IRRS 918-Italy
2230 UT Sunday WRMI 5950 to NNW
2230 UT Sunday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
0030 UT Monday WRMI 7730 to WNW; 9395 to NNW, 9455 to WNW
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 6160v Area 51 to WSW
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW [? not Oct 6] 2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0030 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW, 9455 to WNW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S
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** U S A. 5850, Fri Oct 8 at 1045 I happen to awaken so confirm that WRMI is on this air, `Frecuencia al Día` segment in strangely-accented Spanish. So maybe WOR will be back on Wednesday at this hour (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** U S A [and non]. 9975, Oct 8 at 0226, JBA carrier from presumed KVOH which normally blasts into here. Then I check other 31m band signals and find other USAs are also VP; or JBACs even from WRMI 9955, 9455, 9395; maybe 9330 WBCQ.
But Eurosigs much further away are VG: 9420 Greece S9/+10; 9490 República/France S9/+10 and no jamming audible. Close-in MUF must be sharp between 8 and 9 MHz; because N Americans below 8 remain VG: 7850 CHU; WRMIs 7780 S9+20; 7730 & 7570 S9+30/40 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** U S A. (7489.9v), UT Sat Oct 9 at 0000, WBCQ webcast with `AAAWWW`, again very overmodulated/distorted. “Hide the silverware“, hmmm, is this a rerun? A & A are yelling over each other with usual anti-American rants. I switch the Maryland SDR to this from the real pirate band, where sound is a bit less distorted but also with RHC-like humbuzz. They start talking about spotted dicks, drinking teguila, on 7490, 6160 and 4790 preferably in meaningless “kilocycles“ instead of kHz; what`s wrong with Canada? I can`t take another hour of this broadcasting, distorted in more ways than one. So here`s John Carver`s version:
“Tonight’s show started on time on 4790, 6160 and 7490. Allan half undressed in a hot studio in a warm Fla. Allan and Angela bantering back and forth about several subjects which sort of morphed into some blather about “community” and how the definition has changed over the years and how Covid accelerated the change. A mention of the stolen election by Angela. Even some talk of worldwide shortages of things and some China bashing.
Allan announced that the superstation was up and running well but before he could finish that there was a phone call at 0031 from Mr. Mike to talk about the upcoming Nearfest next weekend. Allan then reads an article from Radio World about shortwave tech that I think he’s read before.
Reading of emails at 0055. Closing prayer at 0058. It was mentioned that they’d had many small problems with the new transmitter since replacing the big tube and was implied that one of the repairmen was still at the station tinkering with things. Off the air at 0100. John, Mid-North Indiana“ (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic, JBA MW carrier search, Oct 8 at
0606-0612 UT: First noticed het on KMBZ 980: 558, 612, 621, 684, *693 711, 774(2), 837, 846-TP?, 855, 882(2), 908.32=local IF birdie?, not 909; 936(2), 981, 999, 1044, *1053, 1089, 1098(2), 1107(2), 1116, 1125(2), *1215, 1305(2), 1503 kHz. *strongest, correlating with UK (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
This report despatched at 0126 UT October 9