Glenn Hauser logs February 9-10, 2021

Glenn Hauser

** BRAZIL. 4885, Feb 10 at 0300, no signal detectable from R. Clube do
ParĂ¡, which is normally reliable; could it be off? And/or the other ZY
on 4885, R. Dif. Acreana. By 0329 I`m checking 4885 on Bonaire
KiwiSDR, now with a good S7-S9 signal; and 5 auto-timepips at 0330,
0345, 0400 during a talk show first about vaccinations, then
Bolsonaro, Banco Central. Never heard an ID, not even at ToH. Are
those quarterly time signals a signature of ParĂ¡? I can`t get its
stream to play via 3 different routes for comparison. SDR in SAM mode
shows carrier offset varying plus 18-26 Hz (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** BRAZIL. 11905-11910-11915-DRM, Feb 10 at 0143, Nacional FM 96.1
with music, 0145 ``Come Together`` in English, frequent IDs. At
Bonaire SDR it`s S8 but VG and sufficient SNR up to 13 dB, sufficient
for minimal dropouts, still 12.46 kbps. Journaline with no headline
rotation, just notice of DRM experimental (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 4747 & 4782 approx., Feb 10 at 0259, extremely distorted
S9+10 spurblobs out of S9+20/30 4765 Radio Progreso, matching
plus/minus ~17.5 kHz. These are unlike the ones out of 13700 RHC; no
F# tone, totally unreadable in SSB or FM, but music recognizable in AM
mode // 4765. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba. I`ve heard these
spurs occasionally before. Could this be why R. Huanta 2000, Peru,
jumped from 4747 to 4764, in retaliation? BTW, WRTH 2021 page 315 says
its new frequency be 4755; not (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 4980, Feb 10 at 0302, WRMI reactivated here, metering S8-S9
but JBA talk // much stronger 9455, i.e. SMTV. 9455 programming was
moved to 5950; and 5950 to 4980? But then 4980 went off and 9455
replaced it; now sounds like 4980 is once again the very underpowered
one, perhaps just exciter. What does skedgrid now show? 4980 is
XMTR-4, but with NO hours of broadcast; no longer 11710, which never
has been activated. I guess the 4980 unit now is just a placeholder
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. Checking which cable/TV channels are carrying live coverage
at the outset of Drumpf`s Impeachment-trial-2, Feb 9 circa 19 UT an
hour into it: KFOR (NBC, but had been in a break); KOCO (ABC); KWTV
(CBS); Univision but with anchors aside; Telemundo, ditto; C-SPAN2;
Fox News; CNN; MSNBC; Cheddar; PBS-World; CourtTV. NOT: Newsmax! But
by 2040 UT, when it`s Trumpsters` turn, YES! No such thing as
Fairness. And now, the Spanish channels are back to novelas.

Around 1925 UT, a quick check of the AM & FM bands for major signals,
not digging deeply: FM: Nothing but 91.7 KOSU OKC (NPR, of course).
AM: NOTHING but KRMG 740 Tulsa --- that`s a bit surprising as
therefore pre-empts the disgraced and dying Lush Rambo; Biden should
revoke his Presidential Medal of Freedom; and after 20 UT, when the
trial has switched to the Retrumplicans, instead of Hahn Shannity.
BTW, the website shows nothing whatsoever about
KRMG being anywhere but 102.3 FM, unfortunately inaudible here; who
cares about 50 kW on AM? Throwaway (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** VENEZUELA. 6200-RCUSB, Feb 10 at 0142, VP S3 but no long waits for
ID from ``ROCV, 6200``, tropical music; via Bonaire SDR. Must be still
plugging along with 50 watts, espering licensure (Glenn Hauser, OK,

This report dispatched at 0458 UT February 10