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Glenn Hauser logs October 10-11, 2021

** CUBA. 13637 & 13763 approx., Oct 11 at 1414, FMish weak S3 spurblobs from S9+10 RHC 13700-AM, plus/minus ~63 kHz. With signature F# above Cmiddle tones. Welcome back! Despite almost daily morningly bandscans, nonesuch noted for months. Last time a search hits on “spurblob 13700“ was my report of July 19 & 16. I knew they could do it! Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 15230, Oct 11 at 2218, S8-S9 of dead air from RHC, where something`s always wrong; while 15370 in Spanish is S9+10/20 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** MARTINIQUE. 18134.4-USB, Oct 11 at 2214, FM4LV keeps repeating ID only with different fonetix, as if in some contest; see UNIDENTIFIED. So no doubt about it except whether it`s really the caller or the callee. No replies heard. His qrz.com reveals no details beyond name and QSL only via a W3 manager, not even Where in MQ: “FM4LV Martinique flag Martinique, Gérard LUCE“; but does illustrate his nice QSL of six ladies in elaborate costumes: https://cdn-bio.qrz.com/v/fm4lv/FM4LV.jpg Now no need to jump thru hoops to get one (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** PANAMA. 18133.2-USB, Oct 11 at 2204, HP3SS discussing remote control setups so others from abroad can operate from his QTH in Panamá; sounds like an American. QRZ.com info: “HP3SS Panama flag Panama, Robby Robertson, Volcán, Panamá. I have been living in Panama since October 2015. I operated as HP3/VY2SS for almost year while I waited for my Panama call. It doesn’t normally take that long. I live in Volcan, Chiriquí Province. I am at 4550 ft ASL. Temp is always 23C and I like it here. I enjoy contesting and DX“ (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SAO TOME E PRINCIPE. 12030.055V, Oct 11 at 0627 French talk, JBA yet the SSOB. Is low latitude propagation from VOA Pinheira relay, French 0600-0629 daily. This site often significantly off-frequency, does not speak well for USAGM engineering. V indicates it`s also audibly wavering, while a small v would merely indicate varies but steady at the moment (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SPAIN. 17855, Mon Oct 11 at 2200, token English from REE says main topic will be part 2 about US/Spain relations in Cold War, including the SAC bombing incident. Geomag disturbance predicted not hit yet as this holds up well S8-S9, also audible backwards on 15520 but 11940 blocked by wideband FMish splash maybe local (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2107 monitoring: confirmed Sunday October 10 at 2000 on IRRS via AM Italia, 918 kHz, S9+8 into nearby Noale SDR.

Also confirmed Sun Oct 10 at 2230 on WRMIs: 5950, VG S9+20/30 and 9955 S9+20, both into Tennessee SDR.

Also confirmed UT Mon Oct 11 at 0030 on WRMI 7730, VG direct.

Also confirmed UT Mon Oct 11 after 0130 on WRN N America webcast.

Also confirmed UT Mon Oct 11 from 0301 on Area 51 via WBCQ 6160-, minus 53 Hz = 6159.947, S9+10/15 into Maryland SDR; with ACI from Cuba back on 6165 ex-6145 last night. Next, not until Wednesday:

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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Our non-commercial broadcasts and website depend on voluntary support; thanks this week to Kelly Bogues, Colorado for a contribution via PayPal to woradio at yahoo.com a.k.a.. Rabishu, he says, “Thanks Glenn for all the many many years of WOR. I have been hearing you for decades. You’re a shortwave inspiration and I will always remain inspired by you.“

One may also contribute by MO or check in US funds on a US bank to Glenn Hauser, PO Box 1684, Enid OK 73702 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 9330, Oct 11 at 0622, WBCQ WLCR is gone again, no signal while these remain VG: 9265 WINB, 9395 & 9455 & 9955 WRMI. 9330 still gone at 2223 Oct 11 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. (7489.9v), Oct 11 at 2330 after semi-UBMP repeat, WBCQ webcast plays national spot commercial for McDonalds` Breakfasts, then immediately `Camp Constitution Radio` on an anti-vax rant which he expects will get him banned from You Tube. Does McD corporate know what it is really sponsoring here? Assuming CCR set this up, the price for a single spot in terms of domestic radio could well pay for the entire semihour program`s SW airtime (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 7505, Oct 11 at 0105, again no signal from WRNO (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 18157-USB, Oct 10 at 2213, pileup after a DX station. US hams keep blasting their own calls and nothing else time and again over each other. I withhold IDing them. Once in the mess, I tentatively hear a weak HC2+ call from Ecuador, maybe the target. This is fun? Another pileup on 18160-USB. The F2 MUF was way up with lots of 28 MHz TA contacts NAm/Europe blacklined on DX Map but nothing much here, not even 10m beacons (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. See MARTINIQUE, PANAMA. Higher in the 18 MHz band, pileups as there must be some kind of contest, maybe not DX, mostly US & Canadians repeating their calls over and over, apparently hoping someone will reply without even saying CQ or QRZ — that would gobble up valuable milliseconds. From about 18154 to 18165, October 11 at 2210-2215, stations spaced at fraxion of kHz intervals, making for not only CCI but lots of adjacent SSB QRM (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0022 UT October 12

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