Glenn Hauser logs January 11-12, 2021

Glenn Hauser

** CANADA. 266-MCW kHz, Jan 11 at 0651 UT, dash and XD, 32-watt ND
beacon at Edmonton, Alberta. City distance to Enid is 1403 miles, so
43.8 miles per watt (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** FRANCE. 5870-5875-5880, Jan 11 at 2348, surprised to hear DRM noise
here S9, stronger than Romania on 6035-6040-6045, but nothing
scheduled anywhere on 5875. I hasten to a DRM-capable SDR, one in
Rochester NY, and there it is, loud & clear, 100% copy with SNR circa
19 dB, discussion in English about Hungarian composer Kodály Zoltán
[BTW, accents in Hungarian do not denote stress] with voice-overs in
French. By 0000 Jan 12 sounded like they mentioned ``astronomie
afrique`` or haha, more likely gastronomie -, ID in French as R-F-I,
and off*. The visual DRM display did *not* include any ID. RFI is not
scheduled on 5875 this season at any time in any mode. Site not
positive either, but no reason to believe it`s not ISSoudun. No
mention of this in or the iogroup. Wonder if it will be
back tomorrow (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** INDIA [and non]. 7380, Jan 12 at 0158, S9+10/20 of S Asian music
and YL sign-off giving e-mail in S Asian language, 0200 dead air until
0202.4*. It`s AIR at 0100-0200 via Bengaluru in Sindhi, for Pakistan.
Via Bonaire SDR I was checking 7375 whether Radio Onda Corta Venezuela
had come back, but only big adjacent splash from this. By 0230, Iran
is opening Arabic on 7380, weaker (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2068 monitoring: confirmed Monday
January 11 from about 1901 UT on IRRS 7290 via Bulgaria. No precise
timings since I am recording off UTwente for later listening. Sign-on
just before 1900 again falsely claims this is in reduced-carrier SSB,
a few FSN headlines, then WOR. Splash from 7295 & 7280 are worse than
usual and IRRS is weaker than usual, making it a chore to listen.
Recheck circa 1925 finds 7290 has faded even more to JBA, so I switch
to SDR in Ireland, where at greater skip distance it`s S9+20 which
would be sufficient but still awful inevitable splash from both sides.
At least I can tell my finale by 1930 is not chopped off; in fact a
brief pause before some music and then IRRS ID. Next:

0330 UT Tuesday WRMI 5800 to SSE
[resumed? last few weeks was pre-empted by Freedom Synergy Radio]
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW [to be confirmed]
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 7780 to NE [resumed]
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
2300 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S

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This report dispatched at 0245 UT January 12