Glenn Hauser logs May 9, 2021

Glenn Hauser

** CUBA. 6165, May 9 at 0611, this is the only RHC English still on;
the other four are off. So what becomes of Esperanto at 0700 Sunday
only? Nominally it`s appended on 6100, not 6165. Would they turn 6100
back on? Something`s always wrong at RHC. Ivo Ivanov reports about
6165 instead of 6100: ``And today respectively no broadcast of RHC in
Esperanto at 0700 UT. Very good signal via SDR Half Moon Bay, CA, USA.
Something`s always wrong at Radio Habana Cuba Bauta transmitter
center!!`` After 1500, Esperanto confirmed on usual 11760 & 15140
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 15140, May 9 at 1901, RHC English opening on this only;
missed checking on May 8 or 7 since May 6 was missing from both
frequencies as 15370 had been alone on May 3. Something`s always wrong
at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK,, WOR)

** NIGERIA. 7255-, May 9 at 0614, VON is gone again (Glenn Hauser, OK,

** OKLAHOMA [and non]. 1390, Sunday May 9 at 0622 UT, my closest
local, KCRC, is S9+70 of dead air on the R75, very unusual. Must have
lost sports satellite feed and no one awake to fix it. I switch to the
DX-398 so I can get a sharp null, allowing a pileup of other signals
to audiblize. I stay with it past 0642 but can`t ID anything. At first
there was a local weather break from somewhere; dominant signal with
soul song which seemed to go on forever without a break. No clear
candidates in NRC AM Log listings. There are 1390s in all adjacent
states, mostly with peanut-powers at night. In Chicago there is WGRB,
UC/GOS format, 5/5 kW but both day and night patterns throw to the
north, and my null of KCRC favors NW/SE. Maybe the dead air will
rehappen late at night (Glenn Hauser, Enid, WOR)

** U S A. 13565, May 9 at 1408, HIFER beacon K6FRC is JBA with call
over and over, another rare but allegedly significant logging due to
its publicized power of only 1.8 milliwatts (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. Re Armed Forces Day as May 8: NOT really;
says: ``Many Americans celebrate Armed Forces Day annually on the
third Saturday of May. It is a day to pay tribute to men and women who
serve the United States’ armed forces. Armed Forces Day is also part
of Armed Forces Week, which begins on the second Saturday of May.``
Apparently it derives from the merger of all armed forces into the
Department of Defense in 1949 under Truman, but significance of the
axual day/week is unclear, if any.

A few years ago, the crossband ham radio event was moved a week
earlier just to avoid conflicting with the so-called Dayton
Hamvention, which was canceled both this year and last year for
obvious reasons. There would be little point in making it a virtual
event as hams can continue usual ``virtual`` contacts on the air. Next
year 2022 it`s planned for May 20-21-22 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2085 monitoring; next:
2000 UT Sunday IRRS 918-Italy
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
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

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UNIDENTIFIED. 7125, May 9 at 0613, JBA carrier, trace of modulation?
Could it be a stray broadcaster/intruder? Off shortly later, so guess
just a ham, tho AM mode not to be expected in this area, it may be
optional (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1943 UT May 9