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Glenn Hauser logs March 25-26, 2020

Glenn Hauser
 

** ARGENTINA [non]. See USA: WRMI

** CUBA. 6060, March 25 at 0611, RHC is S9+30 of dead air in English;
6100 sufficiently modulated at S9+20, better than 6145; while 6000 and
5040 are off. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 13764, 13636, 13572, 13828 approx., March 25 at 1440, they`re
back! After quite a break, the extremely distorted FMish spurblobs out
of 13700 RHC transmitter. So bad I can barely tell that the original
modulation is musical. These at approx. plus/minus 64 kHz multiples.
Meanwhile, 13780 is off already. Something`s always wrong at RHC
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 15700, March 25 at 1446, CRI Plus relay is undermodulated and
crackly; something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** CUBA. 15120, March 26 at 0012, CRI Spanish relay is S9+10 but
suptorted. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK,,
WOR)

** CUBA. 15730, March 26 at 0014, RHC in French is S9+10 and
distorted; 5040, March 26 at 0014, RHC in Kriyol is S9+30, distorted
and hummy as usual on this frequency. Kelka shows twojure mowvay a RHC
(that`s Pidgin Creole) (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** MEXICO. 800, March 25 at 0050, amid a TA carrier search including
one on 801, gospel huxter in Spanish dominant here at least on the E-W
longwire, despite KQCV OKC gospel huxtering in English.

Again March 26 at 0042; got to be XEROK Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua as
there are no USA SS:REL, at least not in the SW quadrant; SSS
enhancement? Right around our LSS. Much of the night XEROK is VP or
inaudible, with CKLW if anything besides KQCV to be heard. Originally
150 kW ND, one never knows how much power they really run at any
moment (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TAIWAN [non]. See USA: WRMI

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2026 monitoring: confirmed Wednesday March 25
from 2100:20 on WBCQ 7490.1v, JBA.

NOT confirmed, Wed Mar 25 at 2100 on WRMI 7780 tho still shown on
sked, instead JBA music, presumed secret airing of TIAMS which started
two weeks ago.

Wed 2100 is also an imaginary time for WOR on System D with *no*
frequencies. No, I do not find me on any other: 9395 RAE Italian, no
doubt an ancient airing; 9455 Oldies; 9955 playing ``Wipeout``, 15770
TOMBS. Nothing on 5010, 5800, 5850, 7570, 7730.

Confirmed UT Thu Mar 26 at 0100 on WRMI 7780, fair S9.

Next WOR 2027 should be audible by early UT Friday March 27, first N/W
Hemisphere airing at 2200 on 9955 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5850, March 25 at 0610, WRMI is unusually off; no doubt
because of distorted modulation I told them about a few hours ago. By
next evening back on OK repaired, 0011 Slovak from RSI, VG S9+10, not
distorted (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. Another survey of what`s really on WRMIs, UT March 26:

0015:
5800 // < 7570, SMTV
5950 // < 9395, gospel huxter in English about sociopaths
9455, Brother Scare with clip about Trump blowing it
9955, wall-of-noise jamming

0100:
5800, Taiwan Spanish prueba fecha 18 de marzo hace una semana
5010 // < 5850 music, which?
7780, WORLD OF RADIO 2026
9395, RAE ATTW in English with news --- make that olds!!! including
Juan Guaidó just recognized at State of the Union as the true
president of Venezuela --- that was on UT February 5!!

0130:
5800 // 9395, Spanish ID, World? music
5010 // 5850, different music, which?
7780, Wavescan, from HFCC KL repeat
9955, gospel huxter in English

0200:
5010 & 5800 off
5850, music
7780, Spanish via UTwente; probably Taiwan repeat
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5830, March 25 at 0610, S9+20 of dead air with some hum from
WTWW-1; much stronger signal than neighbour 5935 WWCR, anyway (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 711.00, March 26 at 0010, carrier hetting 710 KCMO has
become audible unlike before 0000. Fades stronger, so at 0032 I can
make out a SAHof 192/minute = 3.2 Hz. No modulation detectable. This
time I also DF it on the DX-398 and it`s NW/SE, certainly not from
Europe --- but the SAH may well be, such as Morocco.

After last night`s report I found many more reports of this mystery in
the IRCA iog, including:
https://groups.io/g/IRCA/topic/72538278

``Mark Pettifor 4:16am #7391 --- First noticed by Bill Frahm on
Facebook. Looks like some kind of transmitter that's way off
frequency, or accidentally transmitting on 711. By nulling, the signal
seems to be coming from the direction of Cuba. Indeed, when tuning to
the Key West SDR, it's quite strong, with a hum. No regular audio,
just the hum (which I don't hear from my location).

Attached is a screenshot of 5-minutes' worth of signal from my
location here in northern Indiana (1020-1025 UTC), showing some audio
artifacts on 60 and 120 Hz. This was on the south DKAZ, and Cuba on
710 was also coming in well at that time. Mark Pettifor, Goshen, IN,
KC9DOC / en71ao``

``Nick Hall-Patch 8:48am #7399 --- If it's a spur, it's widespread.
Noted as late a 0630 UT in Victoria (also viewable on the respective
DXFishbarrel), and seemed to be 711.000. At that time, I just assumed
that it was Laayoune and tried to get audio, but didn't stay up late
enough to see if it faded out at sunrise there. Nick``

Bill Whitacre 9:21am #7402 --- It was ‘in’ here [VA] ’til after
sunrise. Be interesting to see when/if it ‘fades in’ tonight — here
and there``

The only reason Radio Rebelde is on 710 is to block ``wacky`` WAQI,
Miami; main one is 200 kW but there are 6 more across The Greatest
Violator of Human Rights of the Antilles, ranging from 1 to 50 kW. It
seems quite likely one of those is off-frequency; from a transmitter
with exact 1-kHz step tuning. Or almost, earing the het compared to
720 WGN, this one seems slightly on the plus side tonight. Overall,
not as outstronging as last night.

BTW, as I was monitoring this, there was a burst of RF noise at 0052
--- sure enough, it`s my nearest street light igniting, horizon almost
clear at sunset 0048 UT. Usually I notice when tuning on SW; quite
wideband. Fortunately it diminishes as the light brightens (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA carrier search, starting at 0029 UT
March 26, 19 minutes before LSS: 1215, 1044, 936, 909, 774, 711 q.v.,
549; by 0043 also 891.

As for 774 which I reported with maybe 3 carriers beating last night,
I would tonight also, but remember that before, there has been a
spoiler in there, something local, unclear if receiver birdie or
external, but even more offset below 774.000, matching something
without any NDB ID, just below 387.0 of which 774 is 2 X. Previously,
but not now, this has also been detected on X 3 = 1162, and X 4 =
1548, both of which could also be taken for legit 9-kHz bandplan
signals (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0405 UT March 26