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Glenn Hauser logs December 7-8, 2021

** EGYPT. 9899.58v, Dec 7 at 2106, no signal from R. Cairo into UTwente, again today like yesterday. Tho English starts at 2115, it`s normally been on air by 2100 if active. I don`t check again later, but Richard Langley, NB, reports, “Just a weakish carrier today (7 December) on 9899.6 ± kHz when checked using the U. Twente SDR at about 2145 UT with no detectable modulation. Glenn: AMSync does lock in if you key in 9899.6 kHz rather than 9900 kHz — Richard Langley“ (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** ETHIOPIA [and non]. 15155-15160-15165, Dec 7 at 1527, DRM-like noise, but nonesuch scheduled; QRM from an AM understation JBA. Or vice versa! That`s Dimtse Woyane, 15-16 via FRANCE in TIGrinya, one of the clandestines which did not make it into last year`s WRTH 2021 with only two others under Ethiopia, and two under Eritrea. There should be a lot more in the 2022.

I first noticed the edge of this on 15170 checking for Kashmir non. The `DRM` is obviously jamming by Ethiopia. Via Carlow, Eire, SDR I try 15160 in DRM. Nothing decodes. 15160 direct at 1554 bears some weak music with not much jamming. It`s questionable how effective this Djamming could be in Ethiopia, if transmitted from there, due to skip zone. Could this be contracted out to some other country at a favorable one-hop skip distance? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** KASHMIR [non]. 15170, Tue Dec 7 at 1525, just in case I am checking whether Kashmir Civitas be still on air after two weeks absence since last heard Nov 9 after 1600. Had been one real UT hour earlier at 1500, while Europe was on DST, nonsensically changed to 1600 UT in November. No, it`s not, checked via UTwente; and not at 1607 recheck either. However found something interesting nearby, see ETHIOPIA (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY [and non]. 5960, Dec 7 at 2304, NO signal from VOT English into UTwente; something`s always erroneous at Emirler. But before I tune out, it chops ON S9+10 at *2307 during Turkish music, then chop to proper feed in English during news. Soon press review and 2312 the COVID-19 PSA. None earlier but now I also hear an understation, CCCCCCI = ChiCom Chinese language co-channel interference. In fact, EiBi shows that PBS Xinjiang, Urumqi, East Turkistan, land of imperialist ChiCom genocide against Uyghurs and other Moslems, does start at the odd time of *2310 on 5960. After music break, another feature starts at 2318, something about science fixion novels, but by the YL announcer with very heavy accent, and I give up trying to follow her. Sorry, but you need better language skills to be an international broadcaster.

When 2300 English be missing from 5960, check previously scheduled frequencies for a transmitter overrun, which the sloppyrators accomplish all too frequently at other times. HFCC shows supposed to stop by 2130 are 9610, 9625 and 5970; until 2200 on 5980, 6120.

But wait, there`s more: rechecking 5960 at UTwente, Dec 8 at 0005, just Chinese but VOT chops back on in German! The bonus broadcast following English, which is not supposed to be on SW at all. It`s S9+20 and +16 Hz offset. 0014 still going with Türkisch musik, surged to S9+45! 0015 pronouncing the TRTWorld website, and a feature for Reisenden. Not closely monitored but I think German lasted most of the hour; only Chinese by 0105. Of course, if extra German ever happen on UT Sunday it will collide with The Mighty KBC, which must enjoy taking such risks, B-season after season (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2115 monitoring: confirmed Tuesday December 7 at 2330 on WRMI 9955, VG S9+10/15 into KB0FX SDR in MO and no jamming audible; but by 0003 Dec 8 has faded completely out, probably earlier, leaving only some weak jamming to be heard. 9395 WRMI has also vanished by now. Next:

1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW, 5010 to S

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This report dispatched at 0140 UT December 8