Glenn Hauser logs February 17, 2021


Glenn Hauser
 

** CANADA [and non]. Lots of NDBs, among many others skipped past this
time, Feb 17 between 0737 and 0757 UT, not in order logged but
rearranged by frequency; see also USA for some more at same session:

218-MCW, Feb 17 at 0757 UT, dash and RL, 980-watt NDB at Red Lake,
Ontario

257-MCW, Feb 17 at 0755 UT, dash and XE, 100-watt NDB at Saskatoon,
Saskatchewan; mixing with JYR, 25 watts in York, Nebraska

269-MCW, Feb 17 at 0753 UT, dash and UDE, 50-watt NDB at Delta,
Manitoba

274-MCW, Feb 17 at 0751 UT, dash and YPM, 25-watt NDB at Pikangikum,
Ontario, ``back on``. 1741 km = 1082 stmi, or 43.28 miles per watt

287-MCW, Feb 17 at 0749 UT, dash and ZWG, 50-watt NDB at Winnipeg /
Stoney, Manitoba. Much rarer than plain old WG on 248 with 20x power

328-MCW, Feb 17 at 0745 UT, dash and YTL, 1000-watt NDB from Big Trout
Lake, Ontario.

344-MCW, Feb 17 at 0740, dash and YC, 100-watt NDB from Calgary,
Alberta, ``to be decommissioned 2021-02-25`` per dxinfocentre.com;
mixing with TKH, see USA.

376-MCW, Feb 17 at 0737 UT, dash and YAG is JBA, 40 watt NDB from Fort
Frances, Ont. 1407 km = 874 stmi or 21.85 miles per watt (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 4747 & 4783 approx., Feb 17 at 0241, ratchety spurblobs out
of 4765 R. Progreso, extremely distorted // music, matching plus/minus
18 kHz. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 6180, Feb 17 at 0245, CRI relay is S9+20/30, but extremely
sup-torted, unreadable. Can`t tell if Brasil is underneath.

5910, Feb 17 at 0322, next CRI relay frequency is the same, implying
same defective transmitter, S9+30/40.

11820, Feb 17 at 0322, second harmonic of 5910 is detectable, S7-S8
but there is so little modulation it seems dead; vs HNL of S6-S7.

Comparing to the RHC Spanish frequencies in next few minutes:
11850, S9+20, suptorted but readable
11670, S9+10/20, slightly distorted
9650, S9+10, less modulation than 11670
9535, S8-S9
6060, S9+30/40, // 5040
5040, S9+20/30
And in English: 9700, S9/+10, // 6000
Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 13560, JBA S4-S5 blob vs pt 15 pulser; 13631, 13769, 13840
JBA, spurs out of 13700-AM RHC at approx. 69-70 kHz intervals, Feb 17
at 1540. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. At 1653 UT Feb 17 I write to Brad Ferguson, KUCO GM:

``Subject: WCPE all the time --- Hi Brad, Missing KUCO own programming
for third? day now. Wonder if again loss of STL? Staff can`t make it
to studio? Hope everyone`s OK, and can be back to normal soon.
Regards, Glenn Hauser, Enid`` -- He replies:

``Nobody in the studio, Glenn. I hope by Friday there will be enough
clearing of the roads to get in. Also, glad you’re hearing us at all
since we are at 5 kW ERP and have been for more than a week.
Certainly glad we have CPE to fall back on! Brad``

Rated power is 100 kW, which even so is not enough to assure
overcoming KHCC in Kansas; but no signal from there lately, no
subfreezing tropo even if at nominal (Glenn Hauser, Enid, WOR)

** U S A. 365-MCW kHz, Feb 17 at 0739 UT, NDB HQG which is 25 watts
from HuGoton, SW corner of Kansas; I was tuned to 362-USB. Rarely
heard tho not that far, 324 km = 201 stmi, or 8.04 miles per watt

344-MCW kHz, Feb 17 at 0740 UT, ND beacon TKH, which is 25 watts from
Tallulah, Louisiana; also heard tuned to 342-USB. Mixing with YC but
not for much longer: see CANADA

329-MCW kHz, Feb 17 0743 UT, NDB PMV, 25 watts at Plattsmouth,
Nebraska, where the Platte River tributaries into the Missouri near
Offutt AFB south of Omaha. See also CANADA [and non] for many more at
same session (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 15810, Feb 17 at 1544, JBA carrier where normally is
nothing, equal to the 15825 WWCR JBA carrier; therefore, assume WTWW-3
has been rarely activated.

At 1548 I find WTWW-2 night frequency 5085 definitely on air with rock
music, DJ ID, S9+10 and distorted, but WTWW-1 is not on 5830. So is
15810 // 5085? At first seems so with similar music, but 1552, 5085 is
announcing, 15810 is not.

I soon switch to remotes which should get 15810 better at greater than
1-megameter skip distance, but nothing at first to Maine or Holland.
No sporadic-E over N America today.

At 1622 here, 15810 still JBA carrier; but at 1637, UTwente pulls JBA
jazz at 15810.001 and 1638 definite ID at S6-S8, ad something about
health; is 5085 off now? At 1644 Ted is explaining that 15810 is on at
full power and something about a 5085 problem? At 1655 I try KiwiSDR
in Maine, getting 15810 at only S3-S4, better to UTwente at S7 to S8.
Maine gets JBA carrier S3 on 5085. At 1700 an anti-commercial by Ted
about eight wifi ``radios`` they have which will soon be dead. ``Never
buy a Grace(???) product for the rest of your life!`` Not sure of the
brand, but some other one has been widely publicized about to crash
with no further software updates. Which one is that?

I leave 15810 UTwente on in the background but soon after 1700 it`s
nothing but noise --- off or fadeout? At 1644 UT I had notified the
WOR iog about 15810, but no other reports of it received in the next
sesquihour (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** VENEZUELA. 6200, circa 0100 UT Feb 17, routine check for ROCV via
Bonaire SDR finds no signal. At 0618 Feb 17, Manuel Méndez, Lugo,
Spain, reports to the WOR iog:

``VENEZUELA, 6200, 50 watts, Radio Onda Corta Venezuela, ROCV, El
Tigre. Actually out of the air as reported in the whattsapp group
"Banda {sic} Corta Venezuela" Gregorio Kina, technical engineer of the
station, due transmitter fault. Gregorio hopes to repair it next
week`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1918 UT February 17


Glenn Hauser
 


** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2073 monitoring: did anyone hear the Wed Feb
17 at 1030 on WRMI 5850 to NW?

With last report I meant to remind everyone there are four last
chances to hear WOR 2073 on SW if not already:
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

Next WOR 2074 should be ready by early UT Friday Feb 19 at 0130 on
WRMIs 5850 & 7780.

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** U S A. 5085, Feb 17 at 2001, WTWW-2 night frequency is still on
with music; now also WTWW-1 SFAW day frequency 9475, but not WTWW-3
15810 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 2056 UT February 17