Glenn Hauser logs February 27, 2021

Glenn Hauser

** CANADA. 346-MCW kHz, Feb 27 at 0705 UT, dash and YXL, which is
500-watt NDB at SiouX Lookout, Ontario. Commonly heard, but about time
I relog it for the record; tuned to 345-USB. See also USA [and non]
for YLD on 335. Tonight there is heavy S9 buzz blocking most signals
above 380, but clearer below (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 6100, Feb 27 at 0619, RHC S9+10 in Spanish instead of
English. What else? The rest in English: 6060, but only poor S7-S9;
6000 and 9700 are both VG S9+10/20; At 0658 I catch 6060 just cutting
off, and find also off are 9700, 6100 and 5040. But at 0700, 6000
still on at S9+30, re-opening the English hour with ``jam-packed1``
program previews per ``Ed Newman`` hype. O, my, countless listeners
are going to be frustrated, since at 0715 recheck and probably long
before, 6000 too has been turned off; all gone. Something`s always
wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 13634 S3, 13766 S1, 13833-trace, all approx., vs 13830-AM
station, FMish spurblobs with F# tones out of RHC 13700-AM which is
S9/+10 but undermodulated. ~66 kHz intervals, but can`t detect one
circa 13568, nothing to block 13565 K6FRC beacon. Something`s always
wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** FRANCE. 17545v, Feb 27 at 1538, JBA carrier, presumed Biato Yaikl
clandestine via off-frequency Issoudun site, only on Sat & Wed (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NEWFOUNDLAND [and non]. 11279-USB, Feb 27 at 1554, Gander Radio ATC
with a flight, referring it to 5616, selcalls. 5616 is also a Gander
channel for North Atlantic shared with Keflavik and Shannon.

11279-USB, Feb 27 earlier at 1548, thought I heard Andrews mentioned,
and with very heavy echo-delay, at equal level, too much for mere
long-path, rather as if from two unsynchronized sites, or some looping
in one`s output? Or was this really Gander, too, sounding similar.
Strangely enough, EiBi`s thoro ute info shows nothing but VOLMET from
Tashkent on 11279, 24 hours! More 2-way at quick recheck 1906.

Searching 11279 on the UDXF iog gets many more Ganders and aha, this:

``Re: long or medium delayed echoes --- Dave 07/28/18 #83761
As I recall, 11279 is used by Gander for Arctic region coverage using
remote transmit/receive site(s) in the Canadian north, including near
Iqaluit. It is possible they had more than one site keyed, but more
likely than not you simply caught some interesting X/O mode
interaction with/through the Auroral Oval which is currently dipping
down into central Canada. -- Dave Wright K3DCW, FM18qt, Maryland, USA,
"Real radio bounces off the sky"``

Also, strangely enough, 11279 kept showing up as a frequent group in
5-digit spy numbers copying (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. 338-MCW kHz, Feb 27 at 0703 UT, ND beacon RYN, 400
watts from Tucson - Ryan, Arizona, but tuned to 335-USB; mixing with
dash and YLD, which is really on 335, 1000 watts from Chapleau,
Ontario. Unusual to hear a non-local 3 kHz away (Glenn Hauser, OK,

** U S A. 13565-CW, Feb 27 at 1539, JBA CW, too weak to copy but
well-presumed to be the usual 1.8-milliwatt K6FRC, Patterson CA, HIFER
beacon in a rare appearance; vs trace of CODAR QRM which is much more
prevalent below 13500 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2075 monitoring: awake at 1309 Sat
Feb 27, JBA algo on 15770 from WRMI, probably me, but can`t be
positive. Did anyone hear it? Ken Zichi, MI, often reports this by his
following Thursday log roundup.

Confirmed Sat Feb 27 at 1700 on WRN to North America webcast; preceded
by FSN headlines and ``next, Guangdong Today``, erroneous announcement
n.a. to Saturdays which they are going to fix. Next:

2030vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
2230 UT Saturday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
2300 UT Saturday WRMI 7780 to NE
0400vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0415; as late as 0500]
2300vUT Sunday WBCQ 6160v Area 51 to WSW
0030 UT Monday WRMI 7730 to WNW
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE, 5800 to SSE
1901 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Bulgaria to WNW, 594-Italy
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
2300 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S

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** U S A. 5830, Sat Feb 27 at 1917, WTWW-1 night frequency is on again
in the daytime, fair S8-S9, SFAW? NO, it`s QSO ham show with Ted
interviewing someone who has been getting hate mail. Long ago when
properly on day frequency 9475, it would break away Saturday
afternoons for ham stuff. Now 5085, WTWW-2 night frequency is also
running in daytime with distorted rock music, S7-S9 vs noise level S7;
so Ted is having it both ways, the SFAW owners in Colorado getting
zero airtime for PPPP. Of course the proper WTWW-2 day frequency,
9930, has not been heard in ages (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1951 UT February 27

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