** CUBA. 7355 & 6030 & 5980, Feb 20 at 0723, wall-of-noise jamming, and slightly lighter pulse jamming on 7375, 7435, all Radio Martí frequencies which are OFF the air at this hour. Something`s always wrong at the incompetent DentroCuban Jamming Command. Think how many undernourished Cubans could have been fed nutritious meals for the juicy cost of all this pointless noise! (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** CUBA. 9700, Sun Feb 20 at 0728, RHC English S9+10, still on here only, no 49 or 59 m, opening `Jazz Place`. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** GREECE [and non]. 9420, Feb 20 at 0725, NO signal from V of Greece, at a Sunday time usually occupied by Greek Orthodox music. Later on Sundays into UT Mondays, it`s always on a break. Hope this does not portend earlier abolition of SW than projected March 31. I have a totally unconfirmed report that Feb 23 would be the last day. Propagation from Europe is certainly funxional: 9645 at 0725 Feb 20, Sunday-only Ukrainian liturgy from SMG Vatican RCC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 9400, Feb 20 at 0730, music matching 5890, i.e. the TOMBS cult via BULGARIA as scheduled, and WWCR (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** U S A. 13565 CW, Feb 20 at 1451, HIFER beacon K6FRC with JBA IDs over and over, listed as 1.8 milliwatts at Patterson CA; vs CODAR (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** U S A. 14280 USB, Feb 19 at 1951, W4A, special event ham station celebrating 80th anniversary of VOA. By 1952 has switched to a different operator`s voice, Dave. Making very quick contacts one after another, QRZ. Says he is 25 miles west from VOA Greenville [Grimesland] site, running 400 watts. Contacts include K9MOI, NP4AC; his signal much better than most of them, especially at 1954 KB9WOO with 9 watts. Mostly rate “5,9, eastern North Carolina“.
There are two other special eventers, stacked as V/O/A. Details at https://w4amc.com/2022/01/07/80th-anniversary-of-voa/ W4V at HQ in Washington, W8O at Bethany, Ohio. According to https://dxheat.com/dxc/ those two are currently working on 14300 and 14286 respectively.
At 2055 I hear on 14300, W7KPH in Las Vegas NV but seems about some net rather than working W4V. Activity span is 14-22 UT both today and tomorrow Feb 20, so maybe will catch them then. Also on 40 & 80 m I haven`t heard, circa 7280 & 3880 LSBs.
dxheat also registers W7Y on 14247 for the WGY centennial, but I
haven`t heard it.
However, I also run across a surprise special on 14277 USB at 2058 Feb 19: W7P calling CQ from Lowell Observatory, Flagstaff AZ, with no immediate response. For the 92nd anniversary of discovery of Pluto by Clyde Tombaugh:
https://forums.qrz.com/index.php?threads/w7p-pluto-special-event-is-on-the-air-from-lowell-observatory.800941/ BTW I attended some events at NMSU Las Cruces with Mr Tombaugh, emeritus.
Chex the next morning Feb 20: at 1457, on 14300-USB some other net. At 1458, 14280-USB mentions VOA, but next station heard is Gerson in Alexandria, Virginia; and at 1500 K4US, special event from Mt Vernon celebrating Washington`s birthday; which is not really today: https://www.qrz.com/lookup/k4us (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2126 monitoring: confirmed Sat Feb 19 at 2053 about 23 minutes into the 2030 on WA0RCR, 1860 AM, S9+10 into nearby KB0FX SDR.
Also confirmed UT Sunday February 20 at 0030 on WRMI 7730, S9+15 into Knoxville SDR and VG direct.
Also confirmed UT Sunday February 20 at 0441 about one minute into so started circa 0440 on WA0RCR, 1860 AM, S9+10 into nearby KB0FX SDR.
Once again slept thru the Sun 1330 on WMRI Europe via Channel 292 on 9670; anyone hear it? Next:
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
Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts: http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
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** U S A. 5950, UT Sun Feb 20 at 0029 tune-in for `Postcard Panorama` on WRMI scheduled weekly at 0030-0045 — instead, some guy with an accent is talking about logging beacons past 0031, some music; 0038 Radio Igloo address, music; 0044 about software for MW DXing, Radio Igloo ID, music. Igloo is this week`s guest pirate on Texas Radio Shortwave [not Texas Shortwave Radio as on WRMI grid] as publicized for 0000-0100 UT Sunday. As I wrote to Tammy Walker,
“I enjoyed your show which I heard the first week of January and repeated on the second, so I assumed it would be repeated further until a new one in February, and had not retuned, until tonight, when I find it gone from 5950 at 0030 UT Sunday, and also gone from the WRMI program schedule; but it is still mentioned on the programming page and on your website. So what happened? Hope you will be back. Best wishes, Glenn Hauser“. No reply yet (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** U S A. (5085), UT Sun Feb 20 around 0115 tune-in, `TOUTA` already playing in $tereo on WTWW-2 webcast. Since I`ve already missed a quarter of simultaneous `Encore` classical music, I`ll make a point of catching its repeat 26 hours later. At 0148, Bob Heil says, “here we are at the top of the hour“ [huh?], so starts to “button up“, but a little more music until 0152.7 ID and back to rock (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** VANUATU. 5040, Feb 20 at 0729, JBA carrier presumed R. Vanuatu. Just a few minutes earlier, RHC Spanish was still going on 5040. No signal now on 7260. Others were hearing RV reactivated there but off circa 0600 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, Feb 20 at 0352-0356: 531, 585, 684, 774-2, 855-2, 909, 1107-2, 1125?, 1215, 1296 kHz. A long time since I last heard 531, surely the 600 kW ALGERIA, tho there are also listed some low powers in Spain, asking to be swamped? Most of the others likely Spain, UK, altho checking now 3+ hours earlier than bedtime should get better results. Has RTA 531 been off air or limited sked? WRTH 2022 shows both 531 and 600/300 kW 891 kHz are 24 hours, but I`m still not ever hearing 891 which used to give WLS a het for its Hertz (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
This report dispatched at 1944 UT February 20