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Glenn Hauser logs March 14-15, 2020

Glenn Hauser
 

** CANADA. 258-MCW kHz, March 15 at 0552, dash and ZSJ, which is a

1000-watt ND Beacon from Sandy Lake, Ontario, the only one on 258 per
dxinfocentre.com -- first time heard since Dec 28.

340-MCW kHz, March 15 at 0558, dash and YY, 500-watt NDB at Mont-Joli,
QC. See also UNIDENTIFIED 278 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 13780, March 14 at 1343, RHC again here ex-13740 and // much
stronger 13700. By 1417, 13780 is still on with noisy dead air.

13756.580, March 14 at 1419, RHC spur VP. Not like the loud FM/AM
spurblobs sporadically out of 13700, rather clearly audible in AM mode
and precisely measurable with BFO; also is 56.58 kHz displaced, rather
than 66-70 kHz. I look for a match on the minus side and find a JBA
carrier on 13644.53, but calculated spot would be 13643.42 so maybe
that`s just a birdie. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 15370, March 14 at 2015, RHC S9+20 in distorted Brazuguese,
while 15140 is in French. Both these had been scheduled at 2100-2130,
so bumped one real hour earlier. Something`s always wrong at RHC
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 17480, March 14 at 2247, 5-digit spy numbers alternating with
digibeepery, S1-S4 and nothing higher on the 17 or 18 MHz bands (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 6000, March 15 at 0543, RHC English JBM with crackle; 6060 VG
S9+10/20; 6100 S9+10 undermodulated; 6145 VP S7-S9; 5040 S9+10/20 and
distorted. Something`s always wrong at RHC(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** GUAM. 12035, March 15 at 1456 VP music; thought it might be another
Turkey overrun past 1430, but KSDA is scheduled 1430-1500 in
Myanmarianese; VOT sandwiched between this and Kununurra in Hindi
before 1330. Much weaker than really TRT 11815v still on in Turkish
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** GUATEMALA. This isn`t a log but wrapping up(?) discussion of postal
service here, following my log of 4055, Radio Truth announcing a
postal address, P O Box 5, Chiquimula. From Chuck Gessner, W3ON to the
WOR iogroup:

``Hi All, I sent an email to Dr. Madrid, the General Manager and
Director of Radio Verdad Guatemala yesterday, regarding postal mail to
and from Guatemala.

His comments were very interesting. Here is some of what he wrote.

`Here's how Postal Mail is in Guatemala: Private mail ceased
permanently, as they never got an agreement with the government.
The government is now operating to some extent the old official Post
Offices. The problem is that it is not operating fully. They are
operating on a partial way. We are not allowed to send any mail out,
but we may receive mail from other countries (very scarcely). I have
received several mail from the US and from Mexico, but not many. Mail
from other countries take much time to arrive, although they may
eventually get to us.

I have been checking for your registered mail you sent in January, but
is has not arrived yet. I was informed that we may send postal mail
within Guatemala already, but not to other countries. They have
announced several times that postal mail will start functioning
normally, but it hasn't happened yet.

Dr. Édgar Amílcar Madrid
General Manager and Director
Radio Truth
Chiquimula, Guatemala, C. A.`
------------------------------------

Glen[n], et al., In my perspective the best way to reach Radio Verdad
is via the 'radioverdad5@...' email service. I do know that when
I asked for a QSL card for some monitoring a few months ago, he
responded via email, with email attachments. I had tried to send Radio
Verdad a donation via PayPal. But it was suspended at the time. I
don't know if that situation has been sorted out. I have also sent a
donation via U.S. Registered Mail in late January. As of this date in
mid March, Radio Verdad has not received it.

So, to say that regular postal mail is somewhat elusive, is not to
exaggerate. In my correspondence a while ago, I was going to try to
send a donation via some of those overseas banking systems, as it
appears that Radio Verdad can get monies that way. But my local bank
balked when I requested that. I suppose that one could send Radio
Verdad an email, and ask for guidance. To me, its such a shame that
the Guatemalan government doesn't have this straightened out as this
is a long time problem. I have read where one can use services such as
FedEx to send stuff to Guatemala. I have not tried that.

Anyway, that's what I know. I sure hope that gets straightened out.
Radio Verdad Guatemala does IMHO, very good work in its coverage area.
All you have to do is look at the Radio Verdad Guatemala YouTube
channel to see some of its activities. I believe there may be a link
to it on the Radio Verdad web page. 73 de Chuck W3ON`` (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

** INDONESIA. 7165-LSB, March 14 at 1409, YD3BIH ham in contact and
foneticizing his call, so I can look it up for sure at QRZ.com:
``YD2BIH flag Indonesia AGUNG DWI SETYAWAN, KENDAL 51355, Indonesia``
Kendal is in Central Java. I was looking for special VI3RA in this
area of the 40m band, no luck (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** KUWAIT. 17550.550, March 14 at 2012, JBA carrier as I am trying to
hear the alleged 20-24 UT RK broadcast to C&W NAm in Arabic, contrary
to Propagation 101.

Last Sept 17 at 2121, I had an unID JBA carrier on 17550.6. While it
was propagating last summer, heard in August and June on 17550, not
offset; in May it had been offset-minus. However, Radio Kuwait often
aired off-frequencies by 0.6 or 0.7 kHz (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. 88.3 WBFM, March 14 at 1721 UT, NO signal from K202BY,
even as we drive close by the site on a jaunt into the country west of
Enid. This was the original Family Radio satellator which crashed or
messed up the band for many months, then sold to translate 99.1 KJIL
Copeland KS, and came back on air Feb 1 with much improved signal --
new transmitter? in fact causing new ACI to 88.1 KWOU Woodward, and I
had to move my RF feeder frequencies somewhere else. May have been off
for a day or two but until now had seemed funxional with no problems.
Still off March 15 circa 1630 check.

BTW, via KWOU I heard GM Dick Pryor claim that thru its relays, KGOU
reaches 46 (of 77) OK counties. I wonder if he includes Garfield here
where the signal is so marginal. Absence of K202BY helps, especially
on the west side of Enid and/or with some tropo (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** SCOTLAND [non]. 5850 // 5010, UT Sun Mar 15 at 0100, `Encore`
classical music from Radio Tumbril via WRMI succeeds this week, not
only on publicized 5850 but also on companion 5010; thisaway 5010 is
much weaker; at Bogotá KiwiSDR, 5010 is better but not very strong.

Next airing is to be the final one on WBCQ, UT Mon Mar 16 at 0000 on
7490.2v; and then at 0200 on WRMI 9455. Unfortunately this week`s
playlist is not up yet, rather last week`s for 07/3, at:
https://www.tumbril.co.uk/playlists
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SLOVENIA. 14275-USB, March 14 at 1427, CQ Contest over and over
from S57DX; see https://www.qrz.com/lookup/s57dx
``S57DXflag Slovenia, SLAVKO CELARC, OB IGRISCU 8, 1360 VRHNIKA,
Slovenia`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 12035, Sat Mar 14 at 1356-1403+, VOT English S8-S3 with
Turkish songs, a time when I was expecting to hear `Letterbox`.

5960, Sat Mar 14 at 2317, no signal from VOT English to us, another
no-show; so the Mighty farty KBC should have no worries this week from
5960 after 0000. Something`s always erroneous at Emirler (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR) See also GUAM

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2025 monitoring: 15770, Sat Mar 14
at 1340 I awaken to a JBA carrier from WRMI, so was probably also on
at 1300 for WOR. Yes, Ivo Ivanov reports from Bulgaria with clips of
the first and last parts; but did it join 3 minutes late after BS?:

Weak/fair signal of World of Radio #2025 and Shortwave Radiogram #143,
March 14


https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2020/03/world-of-radio2025-and-shortwave.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7uUhYmGpgt0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2OEkzsEfy0

``1200-1303 on 15770 RMI 100 kW / 044 deg to WeEu English Brother
HySTAIRical TOM and
1303-1330 on 15770 RMI 100 kW / 044 deg to WeEu English Sat World of
Radio#2025 and
1330-1400 on 15770 RMI 100 kW / 044 deg to WeEu English Sat Shortwave
Radiogram#143``

Also confirmed UT Sunday March 15 starting at 0330 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM,
Wentzville MO, sufficient at Peoria IL KiwiSDR, VG direct to here
S9+20/30 but with storm crashes from NE Texas. Next:

2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to NE
0130 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE, 9395 to NNW
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955 to SSE
0900 UT Monday Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB or 3210
1901 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania? to WNW
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
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5085, March 15 at 0546 tune-in, just in time to hear some
dead air and turn off the air. WTWW-2 closings are extremely variable.
Earlier I found 5830 WTWW-1 on air weakly but it too off now (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 278-MCW kHz, March 15 at 0554 UT, beacon ND with long
dash, implying Canadian; no such listing at DXinfocentre.com and
classaxe.com --- miskeyed? Difficult copy amid lightning crashes from
NE Texas (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 7473-7497 approx., March 15 at 0537, OTH radar pulsing
over almost 25-kHz range, Russian? Would bother 7490v WBCQ if on
earlier (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report despatched at 1953 UT March 15