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Glenn Hauser logs February 12-13, 2022

** ANTARCTICA. 15475.98 RCUSB, Feb 12 at 1525, RNASG confirmed on this Saturday, JBA S1 music into Brasília SDR; LRA36 ID; Pardinho a trace in the noise; Campo best at S2. 1550 about “la noche polar“; 1554 “todo por hoy“, Antártida themesong and apparently off, nothing further heard. Sam Sánchez, Oregon had been hearing it via same remotes as early as 1420 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** EGYPT. 9899.607v, Feb 12 at 2128, R. Cairo, S9+40 into UTwente, but dead air except for some hum and maybe trace of modulation. Wiggle that patchcord! Something`s always egregious in Egypt. At 2146 the signal drops off, or rather down below noise level but Synch stays locked to remaining signal as above; 2147 back up and more brief drops to S6 vs S9+40 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** IRAN [non]. Re the mystery on 5910 Friday only at 1730-1800, which on Feb 11 was totally dead air: The original version of the WRTH Update has been amended without notice to show this additional info; as I heard GB reference it on C.A.R.N.:


Target: IRAN (IRN)
W: E:
Farsi Days Area kHz
1730-1800 ….f.. AFG 5910
Notes: Opposition TV station based in Canoga Park, Los Angeles.
Weekly broadcast relayed on SW to Iran“

So why does it show AFG as Area target? Still nothing about the true site. How did they get this info since there was NO modulation this week? The website is well-developed, and remains mostly in Farsi even if you click on ENGLISH; searching on 5910 goes nowhere, and can`t find anything about radio broadcasts but plenty about satellite TV. Google can translate it, not DeepL (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6920-, Feb 13 at 0305, S6-S7 music, 0410 JBA S5-S6. Slightly on the low side. These earlier made it Radio Pushka:,92919.0.html (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 5960, Feb 12 at 2308, VOT at S9+15/25 into UTwente, but with that pervasive squeal. Narrowing filter from default 9.0 kHz, down from 2.61 to 2.37 kHz gets rid of it, so squeal is approx. 2.5v kHz. But that leaves the remaining program audio rather lo-fi, especially music. Checking the Autonotch box does nothing about this. After news, 2309 sounds like “The Firsts of Anatolia“; later at 2325 repeating already yesterday`s `Feeling Supreme` about cracking hands. By now the CCCCCCI underneath is quite audible from East Turkistan, land of imperialist ChiCom genocide against Uighurs and other Moslems. Off at 2350* uncovering ET. Something`s always erroneous at Emirler. For many years I was on the P-mailing list once or twice a year for VOT program schedules. Is there any such thing on the TV-dominated website now? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2125 monitoring: confirmed UT Saturday February 12 at 0230 on WRMI 9395 — barely. JBA S2/S3 direct; at 0233, JBA carrier into Missouri SDR; JBA S5/S7 with hi noise level into Winnipeg; but at 0235 VG! S9+10/15 into Minneapolis SDR which must be at ideal azimuth and skip distance from Okeechobee, and/or superior antenna.

Also confirmed Sat Feb 12 at 1700 on WRN webcast for N America.

Also confirmed Sat Feb 12 at 2033 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, MO via nearby Warrenton SDR, steady S9+12 as usual on groundwave. About 3 minutes into so started circa nominal 2030.

Also confirmed UT Sunday February 13 at 0030 on WRMI 7730, S9+10/20.

Also confirmed UT Sunday February 13 from 0510 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, MO, still steady S9+12 into Warenton; much later than nominal. Next:

1330 UT Sunday WMRI Europe via Ch 292 Germany 9670
2100 UT Sunday IRRS 1323-Italy
2330 UT Sunday WRMI 5950 to NNW
0030 UT Monday WRMI 7730 to WNW
0400vUT Monday WBCQ 6160v Area 51 to WSW
0130 UT Tuesday WRMI 9395 to NNW [NEW] 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. 4789.993, Feb 12 at 2357, via UTwente which I had running for Turkey, checking for WBCQ and there it is with IS & ID loop, noisy S7/S8, unlistenable, but I suppose pretty good for <50 kW off the back. But heavy splash from 4800 China. 2400 `UBMP` starts in the test series, this week from 0000 to 0200, but from UT Feb 14 between 0100 and 0300. Feb 13 at 0005 much better into Missouri SDR, S8/S9+10 but not solid noise-free; agrees minus 7 Hz offset. Direct at 0009, S9/+10 but noisy and fading down and up; later more like -8 Hz.

4790, Feb 13 at 0257, WBCQ still on here, closing `Underground Jam`, NY? address, S9+10/20 vs CODAR; about a minute of dead air until 0300 canned WBCQ “family“ sign-off. Not part of UB`s test curation, at 0000-0200 only, this date. WBCQ 4790 sked shows nothing but TOMBS 24/7, tho canceled some weeks ago: U. Jam not rostered at any time, frequency on WBCQ here: (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5950, UT Sun Feb 13, WRMI S9+30 with Texas Radio SW special tribute to the late Dr Tim, Europirate. Synthetic Susan`s accent is often hard to understand as she names each `station` only once, so names copied may be incorrect guesses. Off-air recording clips may or may not include a readable ID, often lo-fi. 0021 Gold Cup Radio. 0025 Trans-Atlantic Broadcast. 0028 FSK32 image beepery. 0034 Parade Radio. 0036 Lifetime Radio. So far it seems Dr Tim`s musical range is rather narrow pop/rock. 0040 classical piece but jazzed up. 0043 Radio Carneval. 0046 something about a 100-watt transmitter. QSL offer for at least 20 minutes of details. Sense of humour: “Hier ist Doktor Tim“ polka. 0056 SSTV beepery. 0058 TRSW outro and version of YROT theme (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5850, UT Sun Feb 13 at 0100, this WRMI-12 is OFF again tonight! One of the best frequencies, aimed thisaway, but still on 7780 WRMI-1 for `Encore` classical music; no good here but listening via Maryland SDR good S9+15, and S9 further to UTwente. 5850 still off at 0526 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5085, UT Sun Feb 13 circa 0035, WTWW-2 sounds like Bob Heil but he`s talking ham rather than thorgans, 0100 ID treating Star Spangled Banner like a jingle, gospel huxter; finally 0103 starts `Theater Organ Under The Arch` for the next hour or so; but I`m listening to `Encore` classical on anagram 5850 WRMI-12. BTW, I happened to hear later on ARRL News via WA0RCR that Bob has sold/retired from HeilSound but as emeritus will continue to do outreach (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 2097.3 CW, Feb 12 at 0657, JBA single-letter beacon A every dekasecond, reconfirmed active, from anywhere but Quartzsite AZ (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0542 UT February 13

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