Glenn Hauser logs January 17-18, 2021

Glenn Hauser

** CUBA. 9700, Jan 18 at 0711, S9+30 of dead air, as RHC refuses to
modulate English plus refuses to turn off. Somethings always wrong at
RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 13630 approx., Jan 18 at 1445, RHC spurblob with F# tone,
unreadable in SSB but in FM or AM mode, S6-S8; also weaker 13559
mixing with constant ISM pulse noises; out of 13700-AM which is
S9/+10; also 13772 and 13843 at approx ~71 kHz intervals. Something`s
always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** ERITREA. 7140 & 7180, Jan 18 at 1519, JBA carriers amid LSB AROs,
fittingly for the two VOBME reactivated intruders; by long path. Not
attempted to measure now, but on Jan 1, Wolfgang Bueschel found them
both exactly 21 Hz plus (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** FRANCE. 9900-9905-9910, Jan 18 at 1512, S3-S4 of DRM noise, one of
the TDF/RFI tests, but starts it at 1500 or 1505 per conflicting info?
Ivo Ivanov says the datespan for these is Jan 11, when I discovered
5875 at 2330; to Feb 28 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** KOREA NORTH [non]. 9985, Jan 18 at 1515, Korean at S7-S9, needs USB
tuning to minimise but not eliminate huge WWCR TOMBS on 9980. This is
RFA via SAIPAN, so probably off-frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** KURDISTAN [non]. 15600, Jan 18 at 1455, also at 1450 before the
15260 UK log, and better than it, S5-S9 M&W chat in presumed Kurdish
mentioning Corona; 1458 bring up theme music under, several web
addresses ending in .fm, ``Dengê Amerika`` ID and off 1459.5*. It`s
VOA Kurdish via Woofferton UK as scheduled 14-15; the best
extracontinental signal on band, less than Cuba, much more than WWCR,
WRMI (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** KURDISTAN [non]. 11540, Jan 18 at 1504, fast SAH between a talker
and a musicker, surely Dengê Welat and Turkish jammer; nothing on
11530, abandoned by both. D.W. could keep the jammer hopping by
hopping back and forth, why not? BTW, it`s not ``Welt`` as some keep
misspelling it.

Isn`t Emirler too close by skip distance on 11 MHz to Diyarbakir for
effective jamming? Let`s see at --- entering both
names with no country, it knows both are in ``Turkey`` but puts
Emirler NW of Ankara near the Black Sea, at 785 km = 488 stmi, rather
than just south of Ankara as in WRTH 2021 glossy page 57, i.e. quite a
bit closer; Ankara itself is 674 km = 419 stmi. Are there two
Emirlers? Surely the SW site is the more famous.

For jamming, maybe it partially funxion, especially to further reaches
of Kurdistan and/or with high-angle takeoff. Those lucky Kurds,
without an independent country of their own, yet served by SW
broadcasters. But Kurdish is not ``major`` enough to be one of the
languages in the ADDX lang-listings. Checking EiBi and Aoki/NDXC, I
find Kurdish only from: TWR, VOA, Iran, all with religio-politico
agendas; and on MW, Armenia. WRTH shows some Kurdish language domestic
stations from Iran, Iraq, Turkey but not Syria (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
See also TURKEY

** TAIWAN [non]. 9955, Monday January 18 at 1514, WRMI-3 is on again,
S9/+10, extended to diffuse unscheduledly `Freedom Synergy Radio`
discussing Taiwan`s growing wine industry with 200 varieties of
grapes; take that, China mainland! (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 11815.020, Jan 18 at 1506, VOT Turkish, S7-S9 and slightly
off-frequency as usual; checked for comparison to the jamming on 11540
against KURDISTAN [non], q.v. (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U K. 15260, Jan 18 at 1455, S5-S6 of few notes of JBA music,
recognizable theme of Babcock/Encompass Woofferton, ``this is a`` test
transmission and off (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR) see also KURDISTAN [non]

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2069 monitoring: confirmed Sunday
January 17 from 2300:20 on Area 51 via WBCQ 6159.935, S9/+10 direct;
following WBCQ IS & ID loop, no A51 ID or sign-on but a bit of music
before WOR start. (Meanwhile, the other WBCQ, with `UBMP`, is not much
better, on 7490.173v.)

Also confirmed UT Monday January 18 at 0030 on WRMI 7730, good direct,
following usual Bob Zanotti second ID attempt overridden.

Also confirmed UT Mon Jan 18 at 0230 on WRMIs: 5800, S9+5/15 via
Bonaire; 7780, S9+10/20 via UTwente; also on WRN web/satcast. Next:

Also confirmed Mon Jan 18 from 1900:44 on IRRS 7290 Bulgaria; via
UTwente, timing compared to WWV direct, but UTw can`t get any
timesignals, except something on 5000-LSB with no minute pip. How do
European clockwatchers manage? Plenty strong at S9+25, after cut/on at
*1854:51 vs the splash, but by 1859:52 IRRS sign-on, the splash from
7280 Vietnam and 7295 East Turkistan, both also in English, becomes
severe. Usual 3 headlines from FSN between s/on and WOR start. ACI not
so bad by end at 1929:44, respectful 2-second pause before IRRS ID
``from south of the Alps``, FSN more than headlines. Next:

0330 UT Tuesday WRMI 5800 [to resume?] to SSE
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW [still needs confirmation]
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

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** VENEZUELA. 6200+, Jan 18 at 0233, presumed ROCV JBA at S3/S4, as
usual in SynchAM mode via TWR Bonaire KiwiSDR displaying carrier at
plus 0.8 Hz slightly varying. JBA here and weak at best even at
Bonaire: on the cadena dx fb Jan 14, ROCV engineer Gregorio Kina
posted, ``Potencia 50 watios antena v invertida cale eliax 1/2
pulgada`` --- I guess that is supposed to be ``cable``, antenna
measuring half an inch diameter? BTW, until I see a YV- callsign
applied to this, or other official info, I am going to assume this be
a pirate, but I bet FRW isn`t interested (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 7830-AM, Jan 18 at 1516, S9+10 open carrier as if a
broadcaster, but could be a ute such as RTTY standby; also the usuals
on 6860 and stronger 6810. 7830 gone at 1614 recheck (Glenn Hauser,

This report dispatched at 2041 UT January 18