Glenn Hauser logs June 14-15, 2020

Glenn Hauser

** ALGERIA [non]. 9620, June 15 at 0602, RTA via FRANCE, Arabic song
accompanied by self-imposed beep QRM; not always applied here, but it
should be never (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CHINA. 12880, June 15 at 1352, CNR1 jammer at S6-S7; also JBA
carriers presumed more of same on 12800, 12820, 12950; other ranges
not checked (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** JAPAN. 13680, June 14 at 2132, harp music and Japanese talk, S3-S8;
it`s NHK direct, 300 kW backwards from 235 degrees at 21-24, not often
heard (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. 515-MCW kHz, June 14 at 2140 UT check, NDB PN from Ponca
City is already back on after AWOL last night. It`s always had, and
still does, a slight `chirp` on its tone modulation. The other three
much weaker nominally 25-watt Okies are also still on, 255, 341 and
350 kHz (Glenn Hauser, Enid, WOR)

** TURKEY. 9830, June 15 at 2247 check, VOT is not off today, music at
S7-S9+10 and no RTTY (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 28231-CW, June 15 at 1439, dits and FM17 gridsquare,
alternating with WA4FC/B, the beacon in Virginia again today via HF if
not VHF sporadic E. I am beginning to wonder where all the hundreds of
other beacons are on the list?

28400-USB, June 15 at 1441, hardly any phone activity on 10m, but an
unID here as he does not enunciate his call clearly or at all in
handovers, but he is ``in the mountains, Gary, across from the Blue
Ridge Mountains`` --- that narrows it down (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2038 monitoring: confirmed UT
Monday June 15 at 0130 & 0230 on WRMI 7780, VG via Maine SDR.

(Also on WRN webcast at 0130 June 15; and still on 7780 at 0230
despite contradictory WRMI info of something else there.)

Also confirmed at 0300 June 15 on Area 51 via WBCQ 5130, good at
Rochester NY but S9 here vs high storm noise level.

Also confirmed at 0330 June 15 on WRMI 9955, F-G S9/+10 here, no
jamming audible.

Also confirmed from 1800.8 UT Monday June 15 on IRRS 7290-Bulgaria as
heard via UTwente SDR, VG but usual rough modulation. Spotchex until
1830 did not find any interruptions. Earlier on 7290: Iran went off at
1750*. IRRS OC on at *1756.5; 1758.8 cut on modulation, fragment of
some unknown report; 1800 IRRS ID and address this time pronouncing
Milano correctly, Feature Story News from Washington quick headlines,
right into WOR. At end 1830, fragment of hymn by child; IRRS ID
recommending tuning via USB synch, which is N/A now as far as avoiding
ACI. Next:

0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

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** U S A. 93.5-WBFM MHz, June 15 at 0100 UT, in a futile bandscan for
sporadic-E DX as possible by the MUF maps, I stop here for a while as
a weak signal is fading completely out and back up as if it were
ionospheric --- but it`s only grounwavic at fringe-range, C&W music,
ID as ``KKDT, Burdett-Hays-Great Bend``, Kansas, one minute of totally
dispensable Fox `news`, back to C&W. Burdett doesn`t even make it into
index of my Rand McNally road atlas, and I don`t see it anywhere
between Hays and Great Bend. I have to break out the hefty Large-Scale
Rand McNally, to find its population was 247, so why does such a tiny
town get a 95 kW ERP FM station? Maybe CoL is the only place a new
full-power signal could be shoved in? But shows its
site is nowhere near Burdett, which is halfway westward from Great
Bend to Dodge City. Instead, site is halfway between Ness City and
Hays, well north of Burdett; approx. 300 km = 185 miles from Enid. 22
hours later in another Es search I`m getting it likewise (Glenn
Hauser, Enid OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0053 UT June 16