Glenn Hauser logs February 11-12, 2021


Glenn Hauser
 

** CANADA. 258-MCW kHz, Feb 11 at 0720 UT, dash and ZSJ, 1000 watt NDB
at Sandy Lake, Ontario (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 6100, Feb 12 at 0322, RHC discurso in Spanish, ex-6060 since
no signal there? QSY not a good idea due to splash from 6105 NHK via
FRANCE music. 6100 had been running only after 0500 in English. Now
it`s // stronger 9650, weaker 9535. Something`s always wrong at RHC
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 5910, Feb 12 at 0323, CRI English relay S9+30/40 but
suptorted, with country/rock songs in English about New Year - a
little late, or not: *this* is Chicom New Year, so they have coƶpted
western music to celebrate! Despite bigsig here, still no recurrence
of the L&C second harmonic on 11820. Something`s always wrong at
RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. 000 kHz, Feb 11 circa 2110 UT, on the way back from our
#2 Moderna shot tnx to the fine nurses at Great Salt Plains Health in
Medford, we stop for a closer look at the suspected TIS mast, 9 miles
south of the T-junxion north of Enid of USs 81/64/60.

No, it`s not a TIS transmitter, rather an Oklahoma Department of
Transportation, Field Data Collexion sensor, but for what? Traffic
load counting instead of running over a hose, or something more
sophisticated? A few metres from the main mast there is another box
which may be related, as both are connected to a buried ATT line,
rather than any RF transmission. Some stills from video shot, no, not
in B&W but on a very grayday including a closeup of the sensor which
is mounted only halfway up the pole:

https://www.w4uvh.net/ODOT-data-collector-both.jpg
https://www.w4uvh.net/ODOT-data-collector-1st-unit.jpg
https://www.w4uvh.net/ODOT-data-collector-1st-box-label.jpg

https://www.w4uvh.net/ODOT-data-collector-2nd-box-Intl-Road-Dynamics.jpg
https://www.w4uvh.net/ODOT-data-collector-ATT-flag.jpg
https://www.w4uvh.net/ODOT-data-collector-sensor.jpg
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 257-MCW kHz, Feb 11 at 0717 UT, ND beacon FWC, 25 watts from
Fairfield - Wayne County, Illinois. I`m tuned to 255, noting that
near-local SW Stillwater OK is going into its third AWOL day [as are
341 EI Enid and 350 RG OKC]. FWC also mixing with something else, and
there are lots listed on 257 unlike 255. Fairfield is in SE IL, midway
between Mt Vernon and Mt Carmel. Distance 539 miles or 21.56 miles per
watt.

293-MCW kHz, Feb 11 at 0730 UT, 2- or 3-way mix of ND beacons at
almost same pitch, overlapping. One of them starts with U; other
letters copied are O, R and I. Therefore: UI Quincy, Illinois, 30
watts; and TOR, Torrington, Wyoming, 50 watts. Probably also in there
is the normally dominant one, FBY, Fairbury, Nebraska, 25 watts. I was
tuned to 291-USB, but BTW dxinfocentre.com shows there are *no*
Americans on 291 or 292, just one 25-watt Canadian each.

414-MCW kHz, Feb 11 at 0742 UT, ND beacon SU, 40 watts from SioUx
City, Iowa (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2072 monitoring: confirmed UT
Thursday February 11 at 0130 on WRMI 5010; despite beamed south it`s
sufficient, fair-good S9/+10.

WORLD OF RADIO 2073 contents: World Radio Day; Winterfest; Australia
non, Bolivia, Brasil, Canada, Congo DR, Cuba, East Turkistan, Egypt?,
Ethiopia non, France, Germany non, Hungary, India, Kurdistan non,
Liberia, Luxembourg and non, Myanmar and non, Oklahoma, UK, USA;
propagation outlook

WOR 2073 is available as of 0035 UT Friday February 12, 2021
(mp3 stream) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2073.m3u
(mp3 download) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2073.mp3

Or via http://www.worldofradio.com/audiomid.html
Also linx to podcast services.

The shortwave broadcasts should be:

0130 UT Friday WRMI 5850 to NW, 7780 to NE [confirmed]
1300 UT Saturday WRMI 15770 to NE
2030vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
2230 UT Saturday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
2300 UT Saturday WRMI 7780 to NE
0400vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0415; as late as 0500]
2300vUT Sunday WBCQ 6160v Area 51 to WSW
0030 UT Monday WRMI 7730 to WNW
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE, 5800 to SSE
1901 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Bulgaria to WNW, 594-Italy
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW
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

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html

Our non-commercial broadcasts and website depend on voluntary support:
thanks this week to William Hassig, Mount Prospect IL, for a check in
US funds to Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702

One may also contribute via PayPal, not necessarily in US funds,
to woradio at yahoo.com

WORLD OF RADIO 2073 monitoring: confirmed UT Friday February 12 at
0130 on WRMIs, 5850 VG S9/+10 direct; 7780 JBA here but no doubt much
better eastward (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 9975, Feb 12 at 0326, KVOH with preaching in English only
S5-S9, VP compared to 9955 WRMI with praise/xmas song at S9+20/30.
Something is strange here: the two are roughly the same distance, but
KVOH is aiming toward us and WRMI away from us (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA LW carrier search, Feb 11 at 0714 UT:
I hesitate to do this, as there are birdies all over the place, and
despite getting numerous 25-watt ND beacons from N America, superpower
LWBCs from Europe elude me. There could also be intracontinental
beacon traces above 200. I guess my R75 is not sensitive enough at the
low end and/or my mere ~100 foot longwire is too short.

Nevertheless I perform a scan and do find some: 162, 189, 198, 207
kHz. Those would correspond to: France, Iceland, UK, Iceland. But
there are also carriers on 218 and 224. WRTH 2021 page 526 shows these
are the only Eurafrican LWBCs left: 153, 162, 171, 189, 198, 207, 225,
234, 243, 252 kHz.

Feb 11 at a rather late 0745 UT quick check for any 9-kHzers on MW for
comparison: 774, 882, 1215 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search Feb 12 at 0259:
531, 558(2), 603, 612, 621, 657, 684(2), 693, 747, 774(2), 819,
837(2), 855(2), 864, 882, 891*, 909, 1053, 1089*, 1098(2), 1107,
1125(2), 1134, 1152, 1215, 1305; and a bit later at 0311, 1476.
*strongest; (2) at least two beating (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report despatched at 0559 UT February 12