Glenn Hauser logs February 26-27, 2021

Glenn Hauser

** BRAZIL. 11905-11910-11915, Feb 27 at 0013 on the NA5B SDR near WDC
which I had been pulling WBCQ on, EBC DRM noise is easily audible in
SAS mode with ``stereo`` sound, but is too weak to decode except for
occasional bits, 5v+ dB SN, 14.76 kbps, S5. Since it`s neither from
nor for Amazonas we cannot call this RNA, unlike the 11780-AM
programming (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CANADA. 335-MCW kHz, Feb 26 at 0711 UT, dash and YLD, 1000-watt ND
beacon at Chapleau, Ontario. I was tuned to 334-USB. The best Canadian
I could copy vs storm noise from NE Texas and degraded northerly
propagation. Reminding myself where that is? Between SSM and Timmins
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 13700, Feb 26 at 1540, RHC is S9 but undermodulated, and NO
spurs. Occasional spurless morns I don`t always bother to note, but
it`s the least I can do now & then. Something`s always wrong at RHC
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** PUERTO RICO. 391-MCW kHz, Feb 26 at 0707 UT, ND beacon DDP, which
is 1000 watts from San Juan - DoraDo, PR. Also had been hearing it
last few nights but not logged. Presumably some semi-auroral southern
enhancement, coinciding with fewer Canadians. Now it has to combat
storm crashes from NE Texas. I`m still waithoping for *any* other
LW/MW beacons from Carib, Cuba, Mex or beyond. lists
only two others from PR: 254, MAZ, Mayag├╝ez, 25 watts but
decommissioned; and 330, SJ, San Juan / San Patricio, 50 watts. What
else? 14 in Mexico, mostly 200 or 100 watts, predominantly at Camps in
Campeche. 4 in Cuba but all decommissioned. Also some USA ones *in*
the Gulf of Mexico - oil platforms? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 356-MCW kHz, Feb 26 at 0709 UT, few beacons making it past
the NE TX storm front, but here is ODX, 25 watts from Ord, Nebraska. I
was tuned to 358-LSB (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 6160-, Feb 26 at 2305 tune-in, Larry Will`s Free Radio Forum
is underway at the virtual SWL Winterfest. He speaks for about a
semihour with general info about the scene, such as FCC not bothering
with enforcement against SW pirates, and just a little vs much more
publicized FMs, due to funding and viral restrixions.

I`m on the Area 51/61 webcast first, but soon pick a Kiwi SDR for
remote SW reception, the NA5B one near Washington DC, which gets it
just fine and I discover for the first time there, that the second
button, SAM for Synch-AM has three other options if you keep punching
it --- SAS which must mean synthetic stereo from the way it sounds;
SAL and SAU for Synch-LSB and Synch-USB; on USB the audio sounds
off-tuned as to be expected from a transmitter on the minus side. I
keep listening in SAS.

About 2324, Larry deals with QSLing, that he can take them or leave
them, but implies that I, gh, am a big QSLer with hundreds of them
including lots of pirates. Axually I have not been a big QSLer for
sesquidecades; there are just over 100 on my website, dating back to
when I started in 1957y but many more are yet to be scanned. It so
happens that a lot of the more recent ones are pirates, some of whom
have been nice enough to eQSL even if I don`t request them directly.

Then announcement of those inducted this year into the North American
Pirate Radio Hall of Fame: TimTron, a good friend of Larry`s; and the
late John Cruzan, 2018*. Among web resources he includes the WOR iog,
tnx. He is archiving this forum at his site.

2332 over to chat Q&A. 2338, Dan Robinson plugs the NA5B KiwiSDR near
Washington DC as a good one for pirate monitoring, as later discussed,
most activity is in the northeast/mid-Atlantic area. It was totally
coincidental that I picked NA5B to be listening at this very time, but
I thought it was named NASB, like National Association of Shortwave
Broadcasters! That would have been something.

Most popular shows on SW, WBCQ in particular? Larry says it`s hard to
know, but he does know which ones get the most traffic to his web
server: AAAWWW, and after that, unfortunately, Hal Turner.

At 2357, 6160- cuts to the WBCQ IS & ID loop, as that would be its
normal sign-on time, so I go back to webcast which continues. By 0005
UT Feb 27 I try NA5B again, and the Fest Forum has resumed, as
giveaways are being announced, but 0006 Larry says he`s signing off
from WBCQ and about to start Old Time Radio with Jean Shepherd; but
first, some music heard on both (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5800, UT Sat Feb 27 from 0200, portion of David Goren`s
``Shortwave Shindig in Exile`` from the virtual SW Winterfest, as
publicized to be broadcast via WRMI on 5800 & 7780. For convenience at
the computer, I`m listening via the KB0FX SDR in MO, with VG
reception, but turn on my own radio briefly for the record, where it`s
also VG. This was a really enjoyable hour, and I hope many heard it
following our advance publicity, or will hear it from some archive.

The first 13 minutes are a mixture of classic shortwave interval
signals and announcements. There is background noise thruout of ``SW
sounds``, lite QRM for effect. In addition I am listening in synthetic
stereo mode which enhances the effects. Finally at 0213 David Goren
introduces, excerpts from C M Stanbury`s fixion book involving SW,
``Anti-Matter`` from 1977y. Hmmm, that voice sure sounds familiar ---
o yeah, it used to be me, and now I remember recording that
first-person narration performance about the KIA, for David several
years ago when it was for a previous non-virtual Fest - but which I
have never attended in persona, to far PA in the winter. Nice to be
rerun. I hope someone was recording it off the air this time, as I was
not prepared to do so. This lasts from 0216 to 0222, and then Bob
Zanotti takes over for more CMSII referring to the TIA, at 0222-0228.

Later: It was for the Fest 2012y, after which David told me this:

``I can't tell you how much your contributions were appreciated by
everyone who heard your readings. You really brought Stanbury's tech
noir musings to life. You will hear that I added some effects live as
I played back the recordings. For Glenn's segment I mixed in WWII era
shortwave recordings that Myke Weiskopf pried loose from the National

And for Bob's Brentwood segment our resident bluesman Saul Broudy
contributed some blues guitar to the earthy "Euridice" segments. The
success of these segments and further research into the life of CM
Stanbury has led me to begin work on a fuller documentary on him...``

And I`ve found my original <6 minute recording a bit noisy converted:

Back to the future: 0231, some shoutouts; 0240 or so, Dan Robinson`s
recording of Radio Tawantinsuyo; 0243, Richard Langley`s archive
recording of ``Gruss an Bord``. 0245, ``Meditation on Darkness``, by
Thomas R. Miller; ``Heavenly Static`` to 0254. 0254, Everglades song
and interview with Jeff White, about more SWLing due to COVID, and no
dropoff in business. 0257 country song about radio on the road.
Goren`s closing offers QSL for reports to
then closing credits until 0259:30 when Bob Zanotti is back for a WRMI
ID and fragment of another one before Freedom Synergy Radio.

Hmmm, some of the background noise is still heard on 5800 via KB0FX
after the SWS is over --- and I thought it was all part of the show.
Yep, at Bonaire, no such noise (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 6159.93, UT Sat Feb 27 0100-0200, AAAWWW on WBCQ, first
monitored on webcast, then sufficient on SW direct. Starting sounds
familiar, fiddling with mikes, too hot in Deland of Fla, stripping,
Angela is so beautiful, etc. Is it a repeat?

No, then something new about WBCQ having a YouTube channel to be
linked from website. But can`t go for more than a few minutes without
declaring that Trump is still president, on and on, so I banish them
to the background, just noticing at 0127 a current datestamp for 26
Feb YOOL 2021. I expect John Carver will have a more complete report,
standard disclaimer:

``Tonight's show started on time on 6160 and 7490. Allan and Angela in
the studio in a warm Fla. Allan removes his shirt and states that
Angela was running around half naked. They're drinking brandy this
evening. Allan says that the station now has a YouTube channel and
they should start broadcasting video of his show. Angela shouts out a
request to Larry to put the address of the channel on the webpage and
then wonders if he listens to the program anymore. Allan say he thinks
that he does as long as they don't get too political but says that
TimTron and JP have been drinking the moonbat kool aid and no longer
listen to his show. Allan stated that they no longer watch network TV
and watch DVDs, stream things and watch NetFlix. A discussion of all
the old TV shows they watch ensues.

Tonight's Angela's Angle has to do with an old episode of Bewitched in
which George Washington is resurrected in today's world and gets
arrested for talking in the park without a permit and he goes on at
length about the Constitution. In the second part of Angela's Angle
she attacks the gender wars and the people that are trying to do away
with gender. Discussion also includes Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head and the
Coca Cola Polar Bear. Another quick attack on the current
administration by Angela who hopes that our real president, the
beloved Trump returns soon and takes over the country to straighten
things out. Last week she said this country was born on the gun and
the bible. This week she says this country was born on blood and the
bible. Reading of emails at 0153. Allan starts the closing prayer at
0159 and the program runs till 0201. John, Mid-North Indiana``
Standard disclaimer (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. Re KGBC 1540 Galveston still being off-frequency-minus but
format unknown: ``Glenn, Still Spanish language religion during
daytime checks here in Houston. I am too far away (62 miles) from
their 250 watt nighttime signal to confirm if religion is also running
at those hours -- KGBC buried under other co-channels. Stephen Luce,
Houston, Texas`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9330, Feb 26 at 0725, S9+20 of dead air, most likely
Cuban spynumbers station, but no sign of WBCQ/WLCR, if on, its 500 kW
propped out. Usually there is a big collision (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 17850, Feb 26 at 1542 in 16m bandscan, hardly anything
but a big open carrier, SSOB, but goes off before I can even read the
S-meter, not before I maybe detect a bit of Issoudunish clatter.
Aoki/NDXC shows 17850 is in fact an RFI frequency but at 07-11 UT
only. So strong it could have been intracontinental like a GB test
frequency, but nothing to compare it with. Once I had a list of such
frequencies used only for tests (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report despatched at 0437 UT February 27

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