Glenn Hauser logs January 20, 2021

Glenn Hauser

Greetings from the United States of America, again under honest,
rational, competent, empathetic management!

** CANADA. 335-MCW, Jan 20 at 0731 UT, dash and YLD, 1000-watt ND
beacon at Chapleau, Ontario.

274-MCW, Jan 20 at 0737 UT, dash and YPM, 25-watt NDB from upnorth
Pilangikum, Ontario, still in Hepburn list in red as ``back on``.
Distance is 1741 km = 1082 stmi, or 43.28 watts per mile.

One of these quiet winter nights before spring storming set in, I
should report *every* Canadian beacon audible in one session; I tend
to avoid relogs of same ones over and over again (Glenn Hauser, OK,

** KIRITIMATI. 846 kHz, Jan 20 at 0742, JBA carrier but stronger than
837 and several other TA carriers still audible. This one surely R.
Kiribati, which has often been absent around this time; as there is
nothing more than 3 kW from W Europe = Ireland; 20/50 kW from Mideast
but too late for them, while it`s long after sunset in east Kiribati.
See also UNIDENTIFIED (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** KUWAIT. 1548 kHz, Jan 20 at 0153 UT, JBA carrier but really stands
out as nothing else at 9-kHz steps audible highband above 1107. There
are two 500 kW, R. Sawa, Kuwait 24 hours; and TWR via Pridnestrovye to
eastern Europe but only at 1930-2130 per WRTH 2021. See also
UNIDENTIFIED. 1548 is what`s left of the once great VOA Arabic service
on SW (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 293-MCW kHz, Jan 20 at 0733 UT, two NDBs mixing, TOR and
FBY. Commonly I only hear FBY, 25 watts from FairBurY, Nebraska. TOR
is 50 watts from TORrington, Wyoming. Previously but not now on 293 I
have also heard UI, qUIncy, Illinois.

286-MCW kHz, Jan 20 at 0735 UT, ND beacon .-.-/... --- what??? .-.- is
not a Roman letter but Russian ``ya``. I listen again and again, and
that`s what it sounds like, tuned to 284-USB. But this must be on 286,
EKS in Ennis, Montana, heard without a pause between dit for E and
dah-dit-dah for K! Classaxe shows no note about any such error,
and BTW is being replaced by:

269-MCW kHz, Jan 20 at 0730 UT, ND beacon BEX, which is 25 watts from
Bloomfield, Iowa; I was tuned to 267-USB where it`s mixing about
equally with 25-watt HET, Henryetta, Oklahoma, which is usually alone
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2069 monitoring: confirmed Wednesday January
20 at 1030 on WRMI 5850: it`s been on the skidgrid a while, but
finally checked it via timer recording, VG thisaway, and onward to
Asia?? Center beam crosses circa Saipan/NMI, but by then it should be
broad enough for east Asia too. How is it there or even in NZ/Au?
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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UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, Jan 20 at 0217
following discovery of 1548 a few minutes earlier, see KUWAIT: 1548,
1512, 1215, 1179, 1125, 1089, 1044(2), 936, 891*, 882, 774; below that
blocked by high local noise level. *strongest, Algeria (Glenn Hauser,

This report dispatched at 1937 UT January 20

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, Jan 20 at 0732:
starting with 846 which must be TP, see KIRITIMATI; otherwise: 837(2),
774, 711 but none lower above the high local noise level; upward: 855,
882, 1053, 1089, 1107(2), 1341 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

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