** CUBA. 12000, Jan 10 at 0702, RHC English is S1 JBA on 2 x 6000, // 9700 much stronger; at 0712, 6100 is still on but S7-S9 of humbuzz only. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** TURKEY [and non]. 5960, Jan 10 at 2337, JBA carrier only direct: must be EAST TURKISTAN, rather than AWOL VOT English: yes, since at 2346 recheck, undermodulated music at S9+10/20 from Turkey on late or intermittently. One more check, this time via remote in Maryland, at 2354: S5-S6, and the TRT interval signal is playing — backwards!!!! I had just started to record it when cut off air at 2356*. Could they be playing it off a reel-to-reel tape? Cassettes won`t play backwards. I suppose some software could do it, deliberately, or by accident? First time I have heard any backwards music in many years; thanks, VOT, where something`s always awry at Ankara, and/or erroneous at Emirler (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2120 monitoring: confirmed Sunday January 9 from 2100.5 on AM Italia, 918 kHz, S9+20 into nearby Noale SDR; from 2058 music, 2059 dead air, no ID but Madrid timesignal audible, before joining WOR after theme has started. Checking LW 207 kHz via same SDR, trace of algo, imagination level maybe me talking.
NOT confirmed Sunday January 9 at 2330 on WRMI 9955, replaced by something else as now shown on program sked. But still at same time on WRMI 5950, S9+35 into Knoxville SDR. This leaves WOR with only two times on 9955 when there are also webcasts and phonecasts: Fri 1530 & Tue 2330.
Confirmed UT Monday January 10 at 0030 on WRMI 7730, VG direct S9+20/30.
Also confirmed UT Monday January 10 at 0130 on WRMI 9395, S9/+10. System G program sked continues to show this also on 9455 and also same time UT Thursday, but for weeks/months, 9455 has really split to System J = SMTV at 0100!
Also confirmed UT Mon Jan 10 at 0230 on WRN North America webcast.
Also confirmed UT Mon Jan 10 from almost 0401 on Area 51 via WBCQ 6160-, but JBA into Missouri SDR, offset -58 Hz = 6159.942, S6/S7 vs storm crashes along the Gulf coast. 0428 at Knoxville it`s S3-S6 on 6159.968. All those Kiwis need to be calibrated. Next:
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. 5970, Jan 10 at 1548, surprised to hear Spanish here at S9, WEWN on much later than expected and // 12050 at S9+10. 1558 recheck, 5970 is off. Normally only one or the other, but Glen Tapley admitted to me that two different transmitters are used for lower and higher frequencies. B21 HFCC shows 5970 at 00-14, 12050 at 14-24 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** U S A. 5920, Jan 9 at 2339, Jan 10 at 0007, NO signal from WHRI. Nor Jan 11 at 0018 check via Maryland remote. Giampiero Bernardini, Milano, Italy, had reported it, via SW Bulletin: “5920 Dec31 0005 WHRI, Cypress Creek SC USA, English religious, fair (Bernardini)“
WHRI has been inactive! Pending sale to anyone but WBCQ, Did he get an ID? It is however registered in HFCC available B21 all the way from 23 to 12 UT, A21 00-12, and no other station currently at 0005. Possibly it was turned on once for some test. Or could the frequency be misremembered? Like 7520 has WWCR on it (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** VATICAN. 13830, Jan 10 at 1551, VR in Amharic, S9/+10, with long/short path echo. This is 250 kW at 135 degrees. Exacerbated by SMG capability of radiating considerable signal directly off the back of antenna, which would be 315 degrees, USward. Strangely enough, distancefromto.net does have Santa Maria di Galeria in its database, computing distance direct to Enid as 8786.29 km = 5459.55 statute miles.
Rounding off a bit, taking Earth circumference as 40,075 km, the longpath = 31289 km, which is 22503 km further than shortpath. Taking speed of light at 299,792 km/sec, that makes a delay of 0.075 second or approx. 1/13 of one second echo. That is, assuming propagation at ground level, so everything slightly further bouncing up and down from the ionosphere. How many hops, I wonder?
11935, Jan 10 at 1557, I also hear the other VR Amharic, just in time with IS and cut off at 1558*; no echo noted. This one is 250 kW at 113 degrees from SMG (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
UNIDENTIFIED. 6114, re my RTTY reports vs carrier on 6115, Jan 9 at 0502, Ron Howard replies: “Hi Glenn, On Jan 9, tuned by 6115 a number of times (0500+ UT). Heard the RTTY there about 50% of the time, so rather erratic. As for Congo, in the past I often noted them starting about *0525, but rarely much earlier. Recently have only been hearing Japan and RTTY. Ron, California“
Lou Johnson says, Jan 10 at 1339 UT, “6115 Clear last night (1/9), here in Atlanta. Maybe they figured it out? Lou“ — maybe he means UT Jan 10. Comment also copied to WWCR and VORW, since 6115 QRM would concern them if between 22 and 02 UT. No RTTY detectable here Jan 10 circa 2340 when WWCR is blasting in on 6115 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
This report despatched at 0028 UT January 11