Glenn Hauser logs February +24, 2021

Glenn Hauser

** BRAZIL. Immediately after posting last log, Chris Mackerell, NZ
explains why RNA DRM is no longer making it to Bonaire: ``Change of
antenna beam. Good decoding here in New Zealand from 0400 UTC onwards.
Not 100% but some nice audio at times, and the Journaline news service
decodes. 73 Chris, Marahau, New Zealand`` --- Viz.:

``22 Feb --- In Brazil DRM on SW Being Redirected to the Populous
South-Central Part --- The Brazilian DRM shortwave transmission at
11910 kHz is now using an antenna that provides coverage for the
south-central part of the country.`` Plus the usual DRM hype:
So now maybe some of the Brazilian SDRs are getting it sufficiently.
But, but, what about the dear Amazon, where DRM is so very much
needed? O wait, where were the receivers among the tribes? Is it still
carrying the Brasília 96.1 music FM channel?

Ivo Ivanov replies: ``Very good signal with decoding February 24 at
0550 UT on 11910 kHz via SDR São Bernardo do Campo, Brasil``.

So Feb 24 at 2356 I also check the SBC SDR and find an S8 signal but
solid decode of MPB and ID, 18+ dB SNR and 12.52 kbps, also headlines.
Distance 892 km = 554 stmi to SSE (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

*** CUBA. 13765 approx., S9 FMish RHC spurblob with F# tone, Feb 24 at
1517, also circa 13836, 13634, 13566, first- and second-orders out of
13700-AM at about 65 kHz intervals. Something`s always wrong at RHC. I
continue to be amazed that everyone else seems to ignore these. RHC
does not deserve a pass for constantly messing up our spectrum (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 15140, Feb 24 at 1852, RHC mentioning that today is 60th
anniversary of first ``Onda Corta Experimental Cubana``, leading up to
RHC inauguration officially on Mayday. I`ve read some dispute that it
axually started a few weeks earlier. Something`s always wrong at RHC.
Must be the most self-congratulatory of SW stations. It`s always
something (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** GERMANY [non]. Re 15215, Feb 21 at 1600-1658: ``On Sun, Feb 21,
2021 at 10:58 AM, Glenn Hauser wrote: `I assume Richard Langley or
someone will archive the entire hour for more convenient hoering.`

Finally archived here:
and here:
-- Richard Langley`` (Glenn Hauser, Feb 24, WOR)

** SWAZILAND [and non]. 11780, Feb 24 at 1523, S7-S9 in HOA language,
certainly not Brasil which maybe is breaking at midday; TWR music-box
IS once and off by 1530*. It`s their Somali service at 1500-1530,
extended to 1545 weekends. Not much else TA of note on band, but
11705, Tamazuj via Madagascar (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR) a.k.a. ESWATINI

** U S A. 17700, Feb 24 at 1848, S7-S9 of open carrier, VOA Grimesland
already, prior to 1900-2000 French; do they really need to waste so
many kWh warming up? Taxpayers want to know. Hey, why not warm up with
a least a fragment of VOA English modulation (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2074 monitoring: confirmed
Wednesday February 24 at 2100 on WRMI 7780, S9/+10 into Virginia SDR
but local noise bothers.

Also confirmed Wed Feb 24 from 2200:30 on WBCQ 7490.194v, S8 via
Missouri SDR.

Also confirmed Wed Feb 24 at 2300 on WRMI 9955, S8-S9 into Bonaire SDR
but rather heavy pulse jamming; at 2328 check, S6-S8 but better S/N
ratio into SJ Campo, Brasil SDR. Next, and last:

0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S

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This report dispatched at 0018 UT February 25

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