Glenn Hauser logs January 1, 2021

Glenn Hauser

** AUSTRIA [non]. (91.9), Jan 1 at 16-18 UT, just enjoyed the New Year
Concert from Vienna, via WUOT $tereo webcast, penul-concluding as ever
with the Blue Danube Waltz --- why do I keep thinking of Cashmere
Bouquet? The American hostess voice-overing English comments, Lisa
Mullins in Boston, needs to work on her German pronunciation, e.g.
``Musikverein``. A rather different version is scheduled on PBS TV
tonight, 0300 UT Saturday on OETA, visual elements added such as
ballet dancers, scenic views of nature and grand architecture (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CANADA. 276-MCW kHz, Jan 1 at 0733 UT, dash and YEL, 200-watt ND
beacon from Elliot Lake, Ontario; tuned to 275-USB (Glenn Hauser, OK,

** CUBA [and non]. 7435, Jan 1 at 0528, heavy jamming against no R.
Martí; also on 7355, 7335, each with a different sound. The temporary
extension of RM to 0400-0600* was to expire after 5 December per HFCC;
unsure if that soon but definitely gone now; why? That supposedly
applied to 7435, 7355, 6030 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 6100, Jan 1 at 0525, RHC in Spanish instead of English with
NYE special also commemorating the 62nd anniversary of The Revolution.
Nothing heard on 11670 like last night.

6145, Jan 1 at 0525, RHC English again reverted to A-season frequency
instead of 9700, // distorted 6000. Something`s always wrong at RHC
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA [and non]. Heavy ice/snowfall seems to have knocked off
some ND beacons normally heard on groundwave, 1441-1447 UT after
sunrise Jan 1:

255-MCW, No SW, StillWater, nor earlier at 0731 UT
341-MCW, No EI, EnId, just OIN from OberlIN, Kansas
350-MCW, No RG, Oklahoma City, Will RoGers World Airport

These are still on in the 1441-1447 UT check Jan 1:
267-MCW, HET, 25 watts from HenryEtTa OK; tuned to 265-USB
293-MCW, FBY, 25 watts from FairBurY, Nebraska, regular often ignored
332-MCW, IC, 400 watts from wIChita - pICnIC, Kansas; no Canadian QRM
338-MCW, TU, 30 watts from TUlsa; not often heard
407-MCW, HRU, 25 watts, HeRington, KansUs; regular; tuned to 405-USB
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SAUDI ARABIA [and non]. 11745.0, Jan 1 at 1455, S9 ME music and
talk about Ibrahim; 1459 music modulation with some breaks in it.
Similar strength to 11815 Turkey. This is Al-Azm Radio, the AFRTS of
SA, so not clandestine as some calify it; see pages 357 and 522 of
WRTH 2021, where it`s among `Clandestine and Other Target
Broadcasts``, site presumed Jeddah but not confirmed. Often heard in
bandscans but now I log it for the record. Google translates the name
as ``Determination`` which seems quite appropriate for messing with a
neighboring country`s affairs, Yemen. Meanwhile, the clandestine
Republic of Yemen Radio is blocked on 11860 by Cuban jamming and R.
Martí. It used to be well heard before OCB usurped. BTW, the American
Forces Network does exist in SA via several FM frequencies in Jeddah
and Riyadh (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 305-MCW kHz, Jan 1 at 0744 UT, mixture of two NDBs when
tuned to 303-USB, very hard to untangle, but seem to hear ``ROM`` and
``OI``. These lead to:
OI, 25 watts at Sioux City - Tommi, Iowa
RO, 150 watts at Roswell, New Mexico
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR) See also OKLAHOMA [and non]

** U S A. 13555, Jan 1 at 1448, HIFER beacon WV definitely copied,
from Richwood, West Virginia, after trace on Dec 28. Now it`s better
than trace of K6FRC California on 13565; at least there are no Cuban
spurblobs today to avoid. But both encounter CODAR QRM (Glenn Hauser,

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2067 monitoring, next:
1300 UT Saturday WRMI 15770 to NE
2030vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
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
0430 UT Monday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
1901vUT Monday IRRS 7290 Bulgaria to WNW, 594-Italy
0330 UT Tuesday WRMI 5800 [presumed resumed]
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
2300 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE [ex-0100, presumed
and also new 5010 to S [unconfirmed]

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** U S A. 7490v, in WOR iog discussion and on WOR 2067, I point out
the .0015% frequency tolerance FCC allows on WBCQ license; afraid I
got it wrong as David Freeborough explains:

Re: [WOR] Vague FCC info on WBCQ --- ``Hi Glenn, 0.0015% = 0.000015 =
15 parts per million. At 7490 kHz that's a frequency error of 112.35
Hz. David``

That still seems awfully lax; a SW frequency that far off is bound to
cause harmful interference to co-channel stations. I personally would
tolerate no more than say, plus/minus 10 Hz. WBCQ is anyway beyond
tolerance, typically lately up to 180 Hz high, but I doubt will be
facing megadollar fines, increased by inflation index (Glenn Hauser,

This report dispatched at 1816 UT January 1, 2021 - not 2020