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Glenn Hauser logs January 8, 2022

** ANTARCTICA. 15475.98 RCUSB, Jan 8 at 1451, no signal from LRA36 into Brasil SDR this Saturday. Maybe really on summer hiatus now (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** BRAZIL. 4925-, Jan 8 at 0230, JBA talk, S8/9 with some flutter, presumed the only station known on 4925, R. Educação Rural, Tefé, Amazonas, known to be active but seldom heard here. Slightly low in frequency compared to WWV 5000.00000. WRTH & Aoki claim until 0200*, but EiBi to 0300* (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CANADA. 1610 kHz, UT Sat Jan 8 at 0253, CHHA Toronto is in Tagalog about Philippine elexion, some English words mixed in, then New Year song in English, or rather recitation with music background. Year-old program grid: http://chha1610am.ca/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Parrilla-CHHA-ENE-2021.jpg does show a Tagalog hour at 02-03 UT Tue-Sat. Website goes mainly by call letters, but also Radio Voces Latinas. Some time ago I heard a slogan “La Voz de la Comunidad“ and this was spread widely as a change from “R-V-L-“, without any credit to me. On air I am not at all sure there has been a formal change from one to the other. Perhaps the `new` slogan should be lower-case. Note: Tagalog, as well as Punjabi, English, also on sked are not Latinas! While Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, do qualify (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 6000, Jan 8 at 0240, RHC English is S9+20/30 but undermodulated with whine; while // 9700 only S8/9 but better modulation. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 4030-AM, Jan 8 at 0233, JBA music. These say it`s Ball Smacker Radio: https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,91328.0.html Just before, I had heard no pirates on the 6.9 MHz band (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2120 monitoring: confirmed UT Saturday January 8 after 0230 on WRMI 9395, VP S5-6 direct. By 0258, S7-9 into Missouri SDR and not truncated.

Also confirmed Sat Jan 8 at 1700 on WRN N America webcast. Next:

2030vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
0030 UT Sunday WRMI 7730 to WNW
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
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S

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** U S A. The FCC website in last report is the one that leads to this one I meant to link directly: Status of FCC HF Licensees: https://licensing.fcc.gov/cgi-bin/ws.exe/prod/ib/forms/reports/swr025b.hts?as_subsystem_code=IHF/IHF&column=V_SITE_ANTENNA_FREQ.date_expireD/DATE+EXPIRE&fstate=1/CURRENT&prepare= Includes imaginary stations KIMF, WIPE, WHRI, something in Alaska (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. 880, UT Sat Jan 8 at 0557, I`m checking remotes near to KJJR Whitefish MT, an hour before its DX test is to begin, to get a feel for the situation. Cœur d`Alène ID not much; there are two in NW MT. I settle on the one at Huson, which is just NW of Missoula on I-90, and about 99 miles due south of Whitefish, which is just north of Kalispell. Jim Bohannon is just wrapping up on KRVN Lexington NE, which is also the dominant signal direct to here. It beams westward but broadly with 50 kW. I also hear an “Oilers“ mention, no doubt Edmonton AB, 50 kW CHQT, supposedly direxional NW except for a very minor lobe toward KRVN.

At 0701 I resume listening via Huson, and immediately hear Morse VVV. Got to be KJJR altho calls not copied. KRVN continues to be dominant signal even in MT, Fox “news“. KJJR is so weak under it that hard to believe it`s really running 10 kW ND day power, but of course it is mountainous in between. 0705 some C&W music but could be a third station. Phone-off-hook pulses, sweeps upward as KRVN is starting `Our American Stories`.

At 0710-0715 I monitor direct into my E/W longwire and R75, and do hear high-pitched continuous tones at 0710 & 0711; sweeps upward at 0712. So I know I *have* DXed this direct. Recording inconvenient so I will not qualify for QSL or even report to station/CPC.

0715-0718 I switch to my DX-398 with internal antenna on altazimuth wrist mount, but nothing from KJJR even with KRVN nulled as much as possible; but the two are too close to the same direxion.

0718.5-0720 trying R75 again, nothing but KRVN.

0724 back to Huson where I can make out sweeps, 0726 VVV and now a string of maybe 5 KJJR IDs in Morse; 0729 touch-tone phone tones; slow VVV, and then solid tone. I would have preferred more time devoted to KJJR IDs than all those other sounds. Anyhow, tnx for the test. I gather it was widely heard from Norway to Florida to Massachusetts (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1819 UT January 8