Glenn Hauser logs March 25-26, 2021


Glenn Hauser
 

** CUBA. 13700, March 25 at 1431, RHC is S9+30, plenty strong yet no
spur galaxy around it today. // 15140 during `Sonido Cubano` music is
S9+10 but overmodulated/distorted. Something`s still always wrong at
RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 12360, March 26 at 0112, CRI English relay at S9+10/20
somewhat undermodulated yet louder than S9+20 6180 of which this is
X2. 6180 has QRM from Brasil or even CRI East Turkistan; 12360 in the
clear but some deep fading. I should WOOBandscan around here more
often. CRI relays on 5990 and 5910 have also harmonicized on 11980 and
11820.

Shortly in A21, 12360 and 6180 will be gone, and so will 5910 and
11820 as CRI/HABana as usual ascends to 9580 at 01-03, and 9790 at
03-05 whose 19-20 MHz harmonix are unlikely to propagate except maybe
for a lucky summer sporadic E opening (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 11840, March 26 at 0116, RHC is S9 with suptorted Spanish
modulation, and also S9 on 11860, but QRMing the noise jamming against
nothing --- or rather Cuba is jamming itself, yay! These two are the
parasitic spurs 10 kHz from fundamental 11850 which is S9+30 and
suptorted. For quite some time 11850 was parasite-free, but now has
resumed better than ever; as they used to be JBA carriers with
modulation hard to detect. Have they reswapped different transmitters?
Meanwhile, // fundamental 11760 is S9+10 and undermodulated; 11670 is
S9+10/20 undermodulated and distorted. Somethings` always wrong at RHC
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 9700, March 26 at 0124, something very strange which has got
to be RHC transmitter, but not in English as scheduled, left to 6000
only. S9+10 with drama dialog in Spanish but long pauses of background
noises, music. Smax of TV soundtrack on a novela! Also overmodulated,
distorted. Not // RHC Spanish either, 11760 etc., nor the domestic SW
frequencies 5025, 4765. A totally wrong program feed is going into and
out of this unit. Still thus past 0217. Something`s always wrong at
RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** EAST TURKISTAN. 9590, March 26 at 0122, weak S7-S9 YL in Spanish
with flutter; still past 0132+. It`s CRI scheduled at 01-03 from
Kashgar. Here`s something else about SW City, also land of ChiCom
imperialist genocide against the Uyghurs, I happened to see on CNN:

China's crackdown in Xinjiang has separated Uyghur children from their
parents. CNN found two of them - CNN

https://www.cnn.com/2021/03/18/china/xinjiang-uyghur-families-china-amnesty-report-exclusive-dst-intl-hnk/index.html

15+ minute audiovideo as seen on AC360 UT March 25 circa 0530. Also
transcript with photos, maps, graphs (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. 341-MCW kHz, March 26 at 0205 UT, EI, Woodring Airport,
EnId ND beacon is back on! Latest outage started March 15. I check at
random times day or night, and assume once it`s off it stays off until
heard again. But I wonder if this or some other LW/MW beacons at minor
airports operate only irregularly depending on when there are really
incoming flights needing them, on request?

Power saving of 25 watts would hardly justify the trouble of turning
them off and on. BTW, Deirdre Gurry, the new AP director I met on a
visit about EI in October 2019, has already moved on after receiving
an award; she was replaced the following September by Keston Cook
(Glenn Hauser, Enid, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2078 monitoring: confirmed UT
Thursday March 25 at 0130 on WRMI 5010, VG S9/+15 into Bonaire SDR.

WORLD OF RADIO 2079 contents: *Algeria non, Antarctica, Ascension,
Armenia, Bonaire, Chile, *China, Congo, Cuba, France, India, Iran,
*Japan and non, Korea North and non, Korea South and non, *New
Zealand, North America, Philippines, *Romania, Singapore, Sudan South
non, Taiwan, *Thailand, USA, Vanuatu, Venezuela; propagation outlook;
*A21 schedules

WOR 2079 is available as of 0023 UT Friday March 26, 2021
(mp3 stream)    http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2079.m3u
(mp3 download)  http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2079.mp3

Or via http://www.worldofradio.com/audiomid.html
Also linx to podcast services.

The shortwave broadcasts should be:

0130 UT Friday    WRMI 5850 to NW, 7780 to NE
1300 UT Saturday  WRMI 15770 to NE
1930vUT Saturday  WA0RCR 1860-AM
2130 UT Saturday  WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
2300 UT Saturday  WRMI 7780 to NE
0300vUT Sunday    WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315; as late as 0400]
2200vUT Sunday    WBCQ 6160v Area 51 to WSW
2300 UT Sunday    WRMI 7780 to NE
0030 UT Monday    WRMI 7730 to WNW
0230 UT Monday    WRMI 7780 to NE, 5800 to SSE
1801 UT Monday    IRRS 7290 Bulgaria to WNW, 594-Italy [ex-1901]
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
2200 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
0130 UT Thursday  WRMI 5010 to S

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html

Our non-commercial broadcasts and website depend on
voluntary support: thanks this week to Kelley Sprout, Hughesville PA,
for a check to Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702

One may also contribute, not necessarily in US funds,
via PayPal to woradio at yahoo.com

First broadcasts confirmed UT Friday March 26 at 0130 on WRMIs: 7780
S7-S9 poor here off the side and seems undermodulated, but VG on 5850,
S9+20/30 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 1370, March 26 at 0232 UT, a bandscan hits some C&W music,
and a produced ID barely readable in the QRM, sounds like KVRD or KBRV
or something similar rhyming. The only fuzzy fit in NRC AM Log is:
KCRV, Caruthersville MO, which is on the River in the Bootheel, east
of Kennett where it`s addressed; U1 1000/63 watts, really? E-W
longwire does favor it (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** VANUATU. 11835, March 25 at 0606, JBA carrier presumed R. Vanuatu,
3945 x 3; but nothing heard on 7890 = 3945 x 2. Will 11835 have a CCI
problem in A-21? Yes, tentative HFCC shows nothing on 11835 but CNR
China, 150 kW, 257 degrees from Xi`an site at 0000-1300! There was
nothing at all in B-20 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNSOLICITED TESTIMONIAL
+++++++++++++++++++++++

Glenn, I appreciate your dedication to the broadcast medium and
information that you provide to DXers world wide. I have been a
listener and shortwave DXer since 1967. Thanks again. Pat Zapalac,
Texas

This report dispatched at 0507 UT March 26

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