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Glenn Hauser logs July 17, 2020


Glenn Hauser
 

** BULGARIA. 7290, July 17 at 1827, I check out how IRRS hour in
English is doing via Secretbrod, into UTwente SDR: dead air! except
for 7291 warble, 7280 splash and humroar on own carrier; but song
modulation cuts on once a minute for 5-10 seconds at 1827, 1828, 1829,
1830, 1831, 1832 --- enough of that; time for lunch. 1859 recheck
still DA, but 1900 brief ID and off. What programming was defeated?
Glad it would not have been WOR. Tried to check website,
https://www.nexus.org/member-services/radio-and-tv/schedules/
but blocked by two browsers as Not Secure (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CHINA. CNR1 jammer survey, July 17 at 1336: none in the WOOB 13s or
12s, tho S Korean CWs propagating and audible below 13 MHz. 11200
S2-S4 Chinese, 10960 JBA.

At 1346: 9180 Chinese; stronger 9260 S5-S7 this one with fast SAH from
victim, SOH? also 9215 JBA (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. Sporadic E MUFs are mostly tantalizingly just below 88 MHz
FMBC band. Unfortunately, I don`t have a decent lowband TV Ch 2-6
antenna and rotor, so I am missing DTVDX and maybe some analog left
from Latin or Canadian America; 6 meters may be open too, but a few
chex for beacons there have not succeeded, as all I have is my
longwire mainly for HF and MF. That leaves the 10m hambeaconband,
after first finding CB such as 27025 hopping with hetty pileups:

28217.5, July 17 at 1419, VVV DE K4PAR/B, and fades. WJ5O shows:
``28.2175 K4PAR ? EATONTON, GEORGIA # ?,? un-coordinated 28 May 19
reported by Richard SWL``. See my recent report already heard;
``K4PAR USA flag USA, DOUGLAS S BARKER, PIEDMONT ARES LLC, 816 Oak St,
EATONTON, GA 31024`` per QRZ.com lookup
Eatonton is SE of Atlanta, forms a triangle with Athens.

28214, July 17 at 1422, VVV N4PAL --- rest of msg mentions QSL:
``28.214 N4PAL C LONGWOOD, FLORIDA # 5W, VERTICAL NEW 15 Dec 07``
Longwood is just north of Orlando.

https://www.qrz.com/lookup/n4pal

``N4PAL USA flag USA, Clyde N Keith, FERDINAND DR, Longwood, FL 32750

PROPAGATION BEACON "ON AIR"

One of the many things I do to help the amateur radio hobby is to
operate and maintain a "propagation beacon" station using a FCC
approved Amateur HF Transmitter for [CW].

There are many such stations located around the world that are
operated by other amateur radio operators. Simply stated: A
propagation beacon station constantly transmits a signal using morse
code (CW) on a specific frequency. If an amateur radio operator or
short wave listener hears a beacon coming from another part of the
world it usually means that they can either hear, or in the case of an
amateur radio operator talk to, stations operating from the same area
as the beacon they monitored.

Join in on the fun of running a propagation beacon.
QSL TO MY BEACON WEB SITE BELOW
n4pal.com
Email Contact: n4pal.call@gmail.com
73! de N4PAL "MAY GOD BLESS THE USA"``

So I sent him a report; more info from his own website:

``Technical Data
10 Meter Frequency: 28.214MHz
10 Meter Transmitter Power Output: 5 watts
Transmitter: Yaesu FT-450D Radio
Current Status: "ON AIR"
Grid Square EM70jt
10 Meter Antenna: Vertical - Cushcraft
10 Meter Antenna Height: 4.5 meters (15 feet)
Keyer: Commercial Com. Spec ID-8``

28284.8, July 17 at 1506, VVV N9TNY/B EN51 --- now a regular:
``28.2848 N9TNY C GENEVA, ILLINOIS # 5W VERTICAL New 21 May 2020``
Probably same as at 1427 when I copied the VVV (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2043: Algeria non, Antarctica,
Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belarus non, Benin, Brasil, China,
Cuba, Equatorial Guinea, Europe, France, Guam, India non,
International Waters, Japan non, Korea South & North, Macedonia North,
Perú, Turkey, UK, USA; and the propagation outlook

WOR 2043 is available as of 0048 UT Friday July 17
(mp3 stream) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2043.m3u
(mp3 download) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2043.mp3

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

The shortwave broadcasts should be:

0900 UT Friday Unique Radio NSW 3210-USB
2200 UT Friday WRMI 9955 to SSE [jammed?]
0130 UT Saturday WRMI 5850 to NW, 5010 to S, 7780 to NE
0700 UT Saturday Unique Radio NSW 3210-USB
1300 UT Saturday WRMI 15770 to NE
1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315; as late as 0400]
0300 UT Sunday WRMI 5800 to SSE
0700 UT Sunday Unique Radio NSW 3210-USB
0030 UT Monday WRMI 7730 to WNW
0130 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 or 6160v to WSW
0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955 to SSE [jammed?]
0900 UT Monday Unique Radio NSW 3210-USB
1800vUT Monday IRRS 7290 Bulgaria to WNW, 594-Italy
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

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

Thanks this week for financial support from Wayne Davis,
Trenton NJ, for a generous check in US funds on a US bank to
Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702, with this note:

``Please accept this long overdue token of my appreciation for your
decades of enrichment of our radio pursuit``

One may also contribute via PayPal to woradio at yahoo.com
PayPal not necessarily in US funds as they will convert.
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 9330, July 17 at 0639, WLCR via WBCQ-6 is OFF again. (No
9333 carrier either now); still off at 1345. What`s wrong? Still
nothing about it from AW twits, other than vague comment latest:

``Allan Weiner @AllanWBCQ · Jul 16 --- Another day of radio work here
at the shortwaves station WBCQ. From antenna maintenance to
transmitter repair. From roof work to field mowing there’s always much
to do at WBCQ. 9330/7490/6160/5130khz are the free speech spots on
your dial. Fixing the 780khz AM transmitter.``

Is he back in ME now or still in FL? Can`t tell. Maybe he will impart
some info on tonight`s AAAWWW; please monitor, 00-01 UT Sat on 7490+
and maybe some of the others, or webcasts (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 9955, Fri July 17 at 1348, WRMI-3, `Viva Miami` --- this
time it`s really in Spanish, Jeff & Thaïs chatting about Florida, a
visit to almost vacant Orlando; big turtles on the beaches; and
acknowledging reception reports, some from non-SS countries, such as
Japón; did they really write in Spanish? Postal address remains
6-figure box in Miami; I`d think that would be inconvenient for the
Okeechobeeans to check.

Once again, 9955 does not go off* at 1400 but continues with `Freedom
Synergy Radio`, first item about Hong Kong situation, in English;
still going at 1417 but off after 1430. However, System B sked shows
FSN webcast only for a full hour at 1400-1500 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 17775-, July 17 at 1345, KVOH on early with song/hymn, S8
and undermodulated (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. Level 1-2 tropo William Hepburn forecast around this part of
OK, KS, July 17 at 1500 UT, and I bandscan starting at 1525: most open
UHF channels, 20-36 have at least a Bad signal and several of the OKC
channels are not decoding due to DX QRM. Also RF ch 6 Bad despite no
apropos antenna, presumed KBSD Ensign=Dodge City KS.

A few do decode so I explore their subs: Derby=Wichita KS:

RF 31: 31-1 KDCU-DT Spanish; 31-2 Grit; 31-3 Escape=Mystery; 31-4
Laff; 31-5 Court.

Two from Tulsa:
RF 34: 41-1 KMYT-TV; 41-2 GetTV; 41-3 GritTV: 41-4 HNI
RF 22: 23-1 KOKI-TV; 23-2 MeTV; 23-3 EscapeT [sic]=Mystery

All these lineups match W9WI.com listings (Glenn Hauser, Enid, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1933 UT July 17