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Glenn Hauser logs November 26-27, 2021

** CUBA. 9700, Nov 27 at 0723, RHC English on this new frequency, S9 and undermodulated — and by now NONE of The Cuban Five are still on the air on 59 & 49 metres! Not clear when it start but not yet on when I checked ~7 hours earlier. Tnx for tip last night in BDXC-UK:

“Radio Havana Cuba (RHC) English heard on 9700 kHz this morning [Nov 26], instead of 6165 kHz, from 0520 UTC tune-in. In parallel to regular strong 6000 kHz. At 0600 UTC, 6000 and 9700 were joined by usual frequencies 5040 6060 and 6100 kHz in English. 9700 is difficult to hear here in the UK as Voice of Turkey uses 9700 in Turkish 0400-0700 UTC. But RHC was audible further west in USA on 9700 using KiwiSDRs e.g. in Kansas or Colorado. (RHC had used 9700 in B20 period for a few weeks from November 2020 but then had reverted to 6145 if I remember correctly). 73 Alan Pennington, Caversham, UK“ (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** FRANCE. 15285.052V, Nov 27 at 1620, algo JBA off-frequency and wavering. Aoki shows this hour is R. Manara International in Hausa via Issoudun site. With my habitual USB bandscanning in 1-kHz steps, these stick out sorethumbedly. See also SAO TOME (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SAO TOME E PRINCIPE. 15460.070, Nov 27 at 1622, another JBA off-frequency besides FRANCE 15285+. This one is VOA Pinheira scheduled this semihour in Kir = Kinyarwanda/Kirundi (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 2097.3 CW, Nov 27 at 0730 UT, the single-letter beacon A is back!!! JBA. I bandscan past here almost every night and have always been alert for it since last logged in *2020*:

“UNIDENTIFIED. 2097.3, May 31 at 0619 UT, single-letter beacon A is JBA in noise level, every dekasecond. Altho a reliable source has assured us it is not heard as a local signal in Quartzsite AZ, I see in classaxe.com it is still placed in Quartzite [sic] with a period of 10.14 seconds, last logged by anyone there 2020-08-05. QZ is about 17 miles from the CA border on I-10“

With a 10-second period, one must park on 2097 USB for at least that long. I keep listening a while and find it has sometimes faded out. It barely makes it vs noise level of S7-S8 in USB mode, or S8-S9 in AM mode. Now not to be found on classaxe nor LWCA lists. Also note the numerical date cited “2020-08-05“, but that was posted on May 31, 2020, when Aug 5 would have been in the future. Did that mean May 8?? Not the usual format, but another failure of ambiguous numerical dating, rather than not being too lazy to spell out the month!

4095.65, Nov 27, 2021 at 0728, the Desert Whooper beacon also JBA with sweeps upward, as often heard no more than that and not always logged (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2114 monitoring: checking 7290 IRRS via BULGARIA early at 1903 Fri Nov 26: already on with `Feature Story News, Spotlight`; via UTwente, only S6-S7 with heavy ACI from 7295 China, even when tuning LSB only. Also on 918 kHz, Italia AM, via Noale remote a few seconds apart, S9+5/15 above Spanish CCI and also ACI from 909, not much on 927; 1905 `UN News in Brief`. 1909 `Country Jamboree` with tunes including `Wake Up, Little Susie`. But only filler until

1915 IRRS SW ID falsely claiming that it`s in reduced carrier SSB; and right into WOR 2114 as scheduled; recheck ending at 1944 so played to completion, but had faded down further, still heavy 7295 ACI; and into music, hymns.

Also confirmed repeat Fri Nov 26 at 2130 on 918 kHz only, S9+10 into nearby Noale, with SAH and het from an unID carrier about 919.50 -6 Hz which was not there earlier. Also checking the 909 kHz ACI: it`s in Romanian. Three different stations are listed, so three different programs: 200 kW Cluj with R3 and Hungarian/ethnic; 50 kW Timishoara with pgm 1; 25 kW Constantsa with R4.

Also confirmed Fri Nov 26 at 2330 on WRMI 5950, S9+10/20 direct.

Also confirmed UT Saturday November 27 at 0230 on WRMI 9395, but can`t find a good signal anywhere, tnx a lot, MUF! VP to MO and MB SDRs, nothing to WI, despite 355 azimuth; best offbeam at Maryland S8 vs high noise level. Next:

2030vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
0030 UT Sunday WRMI 7730 to WNW, 5950 to NNW
0400vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0415; as late as 0530] 1330 UT Sunday WMRI Europe via Ch 292 Germany 9670
2100 UT Sunday IRRS 918-Italy
2330 UT Sunday WRMI 5950 to NNW
2330 UT Sunday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
0030 UT Monday WRMI 7730 to WNW
0130 UT Monday WRMI 9395 to NNW
0400vUT Monday WBCQ 6160v Area 51 to WSW
2330 UT Tuesday WRMI 9955 to SSE [jammed?] 1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW, 5010 to S

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts: http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html

Our non-commercial broadcasts and website depend on voluntary support. Thanks this week to Steve McGreevy, N6NKS, Keeler CA for a contribution via PayPal to woradio at yahoo.com and says, “LOOOOOONNNGGG overdue, Glenn(!), and thanks very much for your endless wonderful work for the DX community!“

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. 7490, Nov 27 at 0036, WBCQ chex via Maryland remote: this one is S9 but -57 Hz off-frequency = 7489.943 during FKB gospel huxter. 6160 S5 with rock at -52 Hz = 6159.948. 4790 S7 with TOMBS -19.5 Hz = 4789.9805. 3265: NO signal. 9330 S9+10 in WLCR Brazuguese, +0.6 Hz = 9330.0006.

I`m all set for `AAAWWW` on 7490 webcast, UT Sat from 0100: abrupt JIP `WTO` theme, “Here we go“ interjexion. A&A are somewhat overmodulated especially when they interrupt and try to talk over each other. Allan says it`s “live“. About picking his nose; riding horses, Angela doesn`t know how, so is taking lessons? 0113 “trimulcasting` on 7490, 6160, 4790. 0124, `Amos `n` Andy` was hugely popular at 7 pm ET, every family listening. Whether old radios should be restored to operational or collected as are, e.g. Atwater-Kents which were very well made. On and on about radios and very little political diatribe this week. 0153 FRW stuff, presumably from last week since this week`s isn`t out yet. 0156 he finally makes a datestamp, 26 of November, YOOLF 2021; on 7490, 6160, 4790, but specifically says “3265 not tonight“ (Wolfgang Bueschel reported hearing it a few days ago at a very different time, but never heard here; he since retracted that). Quick look at email including new pirate logs just in from Larry Will. 0159 prayer running over, closing, and 0201 JIP Hal Turner. John Carver`s version:

“Tonight’s show started on time on 4790, 6160 with a very poor signal and 7490 was not much better. Allan and Angela in the studio and opening talk about horses and mounting and dismounting horses bareback. Then some radio talk and a conversation about an old tube that Allan has on the desk and then into crystal radio sets. Then into commercial radio sets from the late twenties and thirties.

At 0153 Allan reads the highlights from the Free Radio News. A bit of political talk about the IRS and some other governmental agencies at 0155 and then some emails. Program was off the air at 0200. John, Mid-North Indiana“ (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5970, Nov 27 at 0725, WEWN Spanish missing again. 12050, Nov 27 at 1618 check, other WEWN Spanish frequency remains, S9 with praise song (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 3215, Nov 27 at 0728, WWCR-1 is OFF, remaining the other three on 4840, 5890, 5935 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1827 UT November 27