** ANTARCTICA. 15475.98 RCUSB, Wednesday June 29 from 1430 on Buenos Aires remote, no signal until *1447 LRA36 cuts on amid song and nothing but musical préludes until 1500 sign-on, multi-lingual, in Ciclo Radial 2022, staff list. 1502 Antártida theme song. 1505 YL about Base Esperanza, population, school for some kids, again claims falsely to be first SW station in Antarctica. 1507 `Sounds of Silence` song with Spanish lyrix mentioning Antártida.
1509 starts being hit by noise bursts several times per minute at S7 = covering LRA36 as that is max peak of their SSB modulation. OTH radar, or jamming? Amid it at 1511 an ID, “su compañía“. This is program #9 of the 2022 cycle. 1514 SR/SS times as 10:30/15:10. Contact info with phone numbers, etc. Abruptly chopped off air at 1518* and not heard further. The QRM could not be discerned on the wideband waterfall, but I checked just above and below: audible on 15480, audible but weaker tuned to 15470. Then it`s no longer heard either by 1537 when I give up. Maybe the Saturday repeat will not be curtailed and/or jammed?
People are reporting getting eQSLs signed by the four woman staff. Kari Kallio`s, Finland, says power is 300 watts to a rhombic. However, Manuel Méndez, Spain, who usually can detect it direct at S1 level, got one too, as a reply not to a reception report but to an inquiry he sent before they ever resumed broadcasting, citing the date and time of his mail, when they certainly were not on air:
“Manuel Méndez, Lugo, Spain — I had one too, a very special one, from a nonexistent transmission. On May 2, at 1023 hours, I sent them an email asking when the transmissions would start this season. We all know that they started a few days later, on Saturday, May 7. Well, a few days ago I received a QSL from LRA 36, confirming that I had listened to them on May 2 at 1023 hours. I reply that this QSL is incorrect, because that day they had no broadcast, and I simply sent them an email asking when they would start transmission this season. They answer me
“Good evening… we are sending the QSL according to the emails listeners send… and you sent us an email at that time that we send you a QSL with the date and time you sent us the email.”
I send them another mail telling them that to send a QSL it had to be from a certain program and they have to have a reception report, explain to them what a reception report is, and also that they cannot send confirmation by a simple mail in which they are asked a question, and my QSL was false and did not correspond to reality. I no longer get an answer. Here is a compressed file of my very special eQSL about an nonexistent transmission…“
It seems their QSLs are worthless, just acknowledgments without any checking or vetting. (I wonder if same applies to the no-data automatic? eQSLs BBCWS has started for filling out a webform? Try it with a non-frequency and see what happen) (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** CANADA. Still working on researching and compiling my sporadic E FM DX of June 28 which includes stations in Manitoba, Saskatchewan (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** EGYPT. 9900, June 28 at 2308, S7/S9 of JBM, presumed Cairo to S America; something`s always egregious in Egypt (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** OKLAHOMA. 27184.4, June 28 at 2329 UT, country music, relay by Enid CB pirate, presumably of 103.1 KOFM again, but off at 2336 when I was checking for // (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** SPAIN. 17855, Wed June 29 at 2200, token English from REE, VG into Maryland remote; expecting a full report on the NATO Summit in Madrid, but only in the 6-minute opening newscast, on to a feature about some hotel. Maybe by Friday? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** U S A. June 28 at 2310-2330, no Es DX now to FM band MUFs but a few 28 MHz ham beacons, mostly heard before and JBA CW, too weak to measure to fraxion of kHz. Slightly better S/N on N/S shortwire than on loop. Some conclude with grid square but not copied; as listed in WJ5O roster:
28254.8 at 2315, VVV DE K4JEE/B:
28.2545 K4JEE C LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY # 5W, VERTICAL New 6 Nov 11
28272.3 at 2320, N1KON/B:
28.2723 N1KON C CENTERVILLE, INDIANA # 5W, VERTICAL testing 1 Jan 2010
28289.3 at 2322, AL AL AL DE WJ5O/B:
28.2893 WJ5O C TROY ALABAMA # 2W, VERTICAL New Frequency 25 Jan 14
28297 at 2325, EEEEE DE NS9## – CHICAGO:
28.297 NS9RC C HIGHLAND PARK, ILLINOIS # 5W, VERTICAL QTH Change 30 May 17
28281 at 2328, DE W8EH:
28.281 W8EH C MIDDLETOWN OHIO # 8W, GP VERTICAL (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2144 monitoring: “From: Richard Lemke, St. Albert, Alberta, Canada, the desk of Richard’s listening Post, Radio: JRC NRD-535 HF, Antenna: random long wires in the trees, Dear Glenn: World of Radio, monitoring and confirming the latest for #2144, 9455 kHz is not on my schedule anymore, continued troubled time hearing at 0130 UTC on 5850 kHz, too much daylight hours reduced reception, Happy Canada Day to all Canadians, And Happy 4 of July to our fellow Americans. WRMI:
5850, 0132, 0143, static moderate, 0159, June 24 [Fri] 9395, static, 0131, 0142, 0158 (45333), 0159, June 25 [Sat] 9395, 0040, 0058, S7 signal, 0059, June 28 [Tue] 5850, hearing confirmed, went to sleep, 1030 (55433), S9 signal, 1059, June 29 UTC 2022 [Wed] (Lemke, Richard -AB) Good listening, Richard, June 29, 2022“
Also confirmed Tuesday June 28 at 2247 the 2230 on WRMI 9955, S9+20/30 atop Cuban pulse jamming. Heavier by 2307 vs R Libertad.
Also confirmed Tuesday June 28 at 2330 on WRMI 9395, S9/+20 and sounds
a bit muffled?
Also confirmed Wednesday June 29 at 1050 the 1030 on WRMI 5850, good as I awaken briefly.
Also confirmed Wednesday June 29 at 2122 the 2100:21 on WBCQ 7490,
minus 70/71 Hz into Maryland SDR = 7489.93v, S7/S9. Next:
0030 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S; 9395 to NNW
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New WOR 2145 should be ready by early UT Friday July 1 for first broadcasts at 0130 on WRMIs 5850 & 7730 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** U S A. 9955, June 29 at 0617, S9+20 of dead air from WRMI with hum, atop pulse jamming. Silence from TOMBS which remains audible on 4840, 9395, etc. And 9265 WINB I should have added to all the overnight frequencies remaining (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** U S A. Still working on researching and compiling my sporadic E FM DX of June 28, of stations in SD, MN, ND, MT; and an overlapping opening from SW Louisiana and SE Texas under 500 mi/800 km (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
This report dispatched at 2344 UT June 29