Glenn Hauser logs September 23, 2020

Glenn Hauser

** ANTARCTICA. 15475.98-CUSB, Wed Sept 23 at 1523, LRA36 with good
S9+10 signal into Brasilia SDR; tnx reminder from Manuel Méndez, Spain
that it signed on today at *1335 when he could only hear it via
Brasil. YLs conversing and would be near 100% readable by a native
speaker, but they are rapidly casual rather than radio-enunciating.
1540 song; 1543, canned ID for `Corazón Antártico` program, and they
continue chatting, now something about sign-language for the deaf due
to some commemoration date; and then another about sexual exploitation
of children. Worthy causes, but are these even on the radar in
Antarctica?? 1551 song; 1601 ``radio pública`` ID for Antarctica
across Argentina. 1616 cuts off the air during music, but heard no
sign-off or even informal goodbye. Still off when I quit at 1621, as
nominal 1400-1600 sked as usual is very approximate. Will it repeat
later on this Saturday? The delayed Spanish/German/English RAE 7-hour
special postponed until Sept 19 was missed again because the radio op
was away at a Chilean base (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CANADA. 335-MCW kHz, Sept 23 at 0628 UT, dash and YDL, ND beacon of
1000 watts at Chapleau, Ontario; at first under and then over BV in
Arkansas, see U S A (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CHINA. CNR1 jammer survey, Sept 23 at 1453-1459: none higher than:
12550 JBA carrier with flutter; all JBACs: 11460, 11440, 11170, 11150,
11120, 11100, 11070, 10960, 10820 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 5025, Sept 23 at 0201, R. Rebelde S9+20 and suptorted! Wiggle
that patchcord. 5055, JBA carrier at same time, no doubt leapfrog
mixing product of 5025 over 5040 RHC from same site.

4765, Sept 23 at 0207, R. Progreso is still on but also suptorted.
Recheck at 0619, still 5055 JBAC as 5040 fulcrum is prolonged past
0600. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NEWFOUNDLAND [and non]. 2598-USB, UT Wed Sept 23 at 0224, marine
weather by roboYL in English, mentioning forecasts for Fri & Sat. Per
the most recent start time among the six stations alternating on this
frequency is 0207, from VOJ-6, Port-aux-Basques NL, with 400 watts.
Its other airings all start at :07 or in one case :37 past the hours.
And is bilingual with French.

2749-USB, UT Wed Sept 23 at 0225, marine weather by roboYL in French,
S7-S9; glad these are seasonally showing up again, but still plenty
noise level. Quite a while ago, but most recent start time on sked is
0140 from VAR-9 Yarmouth (Halifax) NS, 1200 watts in English/French.
All its emissions start at :40 past certain hours. As usual catching a
specific ID source is very difficult, let alone a callsign if ever
uttered. 2054, 2514 & 2582 are other such Canadian frequencies, but
scheduling or distancing very unfavorable (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 6159.93v, UT Wed Sept 23 at 0231, WBCQ good in what I
assumed would be `Amateur Radio Roundtable`, moved from 5130, but
chops off air at 0231.7* before I could confirm that, and before I
could finish remeasuring it; and does not come back by 0257. Not
overall power failure, as 7490.02v is still on BSing. But the updated
sked for 6160,
shows `Hal Turner`, from 0100 only until 0200, as already scheduled
there. `A.R.R.` is one of only two programs still shown on 5130, at
0100-0230 UT Wed and the chopoff time here correlates, but I believe I
had checked 5130 before and heard nothing. Maybe the third semihour
was tacked on 6160 after Hal? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 335-MCW kHz, Sept 23 at 0628 UT, ND beacon BV, soon overcome
by a Canadian, q.v. At first thought it was Bartlesville OK until
rechecked its frequency, only 201 kHz. This BV is Batesville - Almond,
Arkansas, 25 watts.

347-MCW kHz, Sept 23 at 0633 UT, NDB AFK which is 25 watts from
Nebraska City, NE.

356-MCW kHz, Sept 23 at 0634 UT, NDB ODX, 25 watts from Ord, which is
in central Nebraska, NNW of Grand Island. Beacons from this
second-adjacent state are regulars here (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5072.1 & 5097.9, Sept 23 at 0203, can no longer detect
parasitic spur carriers out of 5085 WTWW-1, which have been there for
years; despite 5085 hitting S9+20/30 with some hum. Something must
have been tweaked. But now there is a distorted blob circa 5082 at
S9+10/20, without a match circa 5088. Recheck at 0620, 5085 in S9+30
of dead air, eventually revived with rock song, in German? (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 4840, Sept 23 at 0616, WWCR in dead air yet again, S9+30,
while 3215 and much weaker // 5890 are still modulating BS (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 17775-, Sept 23 at 1448, JBA carrier, fading to no carrier
from KVOH, usual situation here. I wonder how well it be doing to
further targets, but do not get around to rechecking until 1703:
absolutely no better here now when it might have built up, but E is
much more sporadic now than summer, with the 6m maps often showing
*no* Es to any MUF. Now I check various remotes not far off its
100-degree beam: Key West, JBA S6 which is more from its noise level.
Dominican Republic: nothing. Bonaire: VP S5 with AMSynch at -9.0 Hz
where I have often measured it here, and with ACI from BBC 17780 S7.
Pardinho, Brasil: JBA S5, must use LSB to avoid splash from 17780 BBC
in English, at S9+25, Ascension of course, this hour only --- those
lucky Brazilians! But why in the world on an almost empty band, are
these on adjacent channels?? Such are the drawbax of being stuck on a
single too-high frequency even thru solarmin (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, Sept 23 from 0212:
531, 549, 576, 603, 612, 621, 684, 693, 711, 729, 747, 774, 801, 837,
855(2), 882(2), 891*, 909, 999, 1026, 1044, 1053, 1089*, 1107, 1125,
1134(2), 1179(2), 1215*, 1305(2), 1449, 1467; 1710(2, domestic)
*strongest; (2)= at least two carriers beating (Glenn Hauser, OK,



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