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Glenn Hauser logs March 28-29, 2020

Glenn Hauser
 

** CANADA [and non]. Some NOTB NDBs are still making it thru the wall
of storm noise from Nebraska eastward:

340-MCW kHz, March 28 at 0612 UT, dash and YY, which is 500 watts from
Mont-Joli, Quebec [still off: my local EI on 341].

351-MCW kHz, March 28 at 0617 UT, very tough copy amid storm crashes
and QRM from the differently-pitched USA mashup of LI Little Rock, and
IN International Falls; but there is a dash and seems like YDK --- but
there is no YDK on this or any frequency. Only listee on 351 is
500-watt YKQ in Fort Rupert -- Waskaganish, Quebec, also heard before.
I suppose the shattered Morse code I tried to copy could have been
that. Fits in with the other QC signals I am getting.

366-MCW kHz, March 28 at 0621 UT, dash and YMW, 500 watts from
Maniwaki, Quebec.

382-MCW kHz, March 28 at 0622 UT, dash and YPL, 1000 watts from Pickle
Lake, Ontario -- nice to hear one completely in the clear (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CANADA. 1845-LSB, March 28 at 0642-0645+ UT, VY2ZM calling CQ
contest over and over with little response. Would you believe he`s the
only phone signal I hear now on the entire 160m band? Normally if
there`s a contest, and only then, the band is crammed. QRZ.com shows:

``VY2ZM Canada
Jeffrey T. Briggs
12958 NORTHSIDE RD - RTE 16
MONTICELLO, PE C0A 2B0
Canada

VY2ZM was established in 2001 in Eastern Kings County, Prince Edward
Island, Atlantic Canada. Please QSL via direct to EA7HBC only. VY2ZM
operates in many of the major contests, but specializes in lowband
operations with state of the art antennas. The various 160M contests
are my favorites, eg: ARRL 160, CQ160, etc. As of summer 2015, VY2ZM
operates using the following complement of antennas: 160
- 4el full-sized phased 2 x 2 vertical array producing 8db of gain in
6 patterns
- Inverted Vee Dipole NE/SW at 100 feet
- Flat Top Dipole 145 feet North/South

Please check out my website at
http://www.vy2zm.com
for additional information about the station- thanks, Please give us a
call during the various contests...thanks! 73 JEFF K1ZM/VY2ZM``

https://www.qrz.com/lookup/vy2zm
He`s also pushing a book about 160m DXing (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 711.00, March 29 at 0041 just before sunset here, that
presumed off-frequency Radio Rebelde carrier is still making a big het
against 710 stations such as KCMO. Something`s always wrong at
RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** EQUATORIAL GUINEA. 5005, March 28 at 0513, thought I might catch
presumed RNGE turning on transmitter, but already JBA carrier at
tune-in (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** MADAGASCAR. 5009.934, March 28 at *0247, making one last check for
WRMI, at first nothing, then this JBA carrier: I may have caught RNM
just turning on transmitter, typical offset (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** MEXICO. 6185, March 28 at 0521, still no signal from XEPPM, or
anything else at this hour. Still off early UT March 29. Hope Mexico`s
last SW station is not gone for good; but they have had a lot of
problems with this, from lack of modulation to offfrequenciness;
clearly their lowest priority behind FM and AM (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** OKLAHOMA [and non]. 1520, March 28 at 0627 UT tune-in, C&W music is
overriding QRP KOKC OKC talk, unusual. By 1600 watt night power and
proximity, #1 suspect is KRHW Sikeston MO, but if the NRC AM Log
format info still be oll korrect, unlikely with all the churn since
August, there are several other C&W formatted in USA: AL, IL, IN, MI,
another MI; some of them daytimers, but that`s no obstacle. There may
have been an ID or announcement between tunes at 0629, but fade of
course, nor can I get a DF bearing on it. Also possible, the
unpredictable 25 kW daytimer, KYND in TX (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** ROMANIA. 7375, March 29 at 0346, RRI English ID and headlines? Poor
via Peoria KiwiSDR, new A-20 0300 time and frequency, not audible on
// 9850 to us or 11825 to Asia (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY [and non]. 5960, March 28 at 2325, VOT makes it on the air,
still on B-season frequency and hour for English to us, poor. By A-20
tomorrow to be at 2200 on 9830, perhaps again vs RTTY QRM from NAU
PR.

9515, March 29 at 0305 & 0320, no signal yet from VOT`s A-20 frequency
for English to us an hour earlier, ex-6125 at 0400. Greece or
something on 9420 is detectable. Nor 9515 audible at UTwente. Maybe
not until tomorrow. RM and jamming are already off 6125, replaced by
5980 until 0300. Finally at 0400 checking UTwente for 6125, no VOT
either at old B-19 scheduling.

However, Jon Collins in Birmingham UK was hearing the Asian frequency
already on new A-20 schedule March 29 at 0317 UT: ``I`m listening to
the Voice of Turkey in English from 0300 UT on 7275 kHz at excellent
reception, strongest station I`ve heard. Tecsun PL-660, whip
antenna``. 9515 maybe on but above MUF (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 13565-CW, March 28 at 1418, HIFER beacon K6FRC in much
stronger than usual, soon fades down; probably HF sporadic E (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2027 monitoring: confirmed our
trimulcast, UT Sat Mar 28 at 0130 on WRMI 5010, poor and fading; 7780
fair; 5850 very good S9+20/30.

Tnx to Richard Langley for confirming reactivated airing Sat Mar 28 at
1130 on WRMI: ``9955 kHz fading in and out way up here in NB but
confirmed. -- Richard Langley``

And tnx to Ivo Ivanov, Bulgaria for the next as I still slept thru:
``Reception of World of Radio #2027 via WRMI-09 Okeechobee, March 28

https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2020/03/world-of-radio2027-via-wrmi-09.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFXxfApaNb0&feature=youtu.be
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4J53mm6Cvk&feature=youtu.be
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5LddJvigF8&feature=youtu.be
1300-1330 on 15770 RMI 100 kW / 044 deg WeEu English Sat, fair/good``

Also confirmed UT Sun Mar 29 at 0332 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, MO, via
Peoria SDR with heavy storm noise about one minute into, so from 0331

Next:
0900 UT Sunday Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB or 3210
2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 [canceled March 22; reconfirm]
0130 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE
0130.5 Monday WRMI 9395 to NNW, reconfirm new 5800 Mar 23 to SSE
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
1800vUT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania? [ex-1900] to WNW
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

Thanks last week for financial support from Gerald T Pollard, Raleigh
NC, a generous seasonal check in US funds on a US bank, to Glenn
Hauser, PO Box 1684, Enid OK 73702

Thanks this week for financial support from Robert Brunner via PayPal
to woradio at yahoo.com --- PP not necessarily in US funds

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
The Eurotimes to be earlied by an hour shortly
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. Survey of what`s really on WRMIs, UT Sat March 28:

0100, really checked at 0123+:
5010 // 5850, Alameda Bible Fellowship robobibling in Spanish
5800, OFF!
5950, SMTV in language
7570 & 7730, Brother Scare, and also next hour, ho hum
7780, song, from?
9395, different song
9455, Hal Turner
9955, folk music

0130:
5010 poor // 5850 VG S9+20/30, // 7780 fair, WORLD OF RADIO 2027
9395, about CV, Albania?
9955, gospel huxter in English

0200:
5010 // 7780 // JBA 9395, gospel? music but 0201, 3+1 timesignal,
Taiwan Spanish relay test yet again, dated 18 de marzo = Wednesday a
sesquiweek ago, as original span did not extend beyond Wed
5850, VORW Radio International dated Friday 27 March
5950, SMTV
9455, Oldies?
9955, JBA, Praga?

0230, really checked 0238-0243:
5010 & 5800, still off
5850, more VORW, music requests
5950, SMTV
7780, JBA unknown, presumed Ukraine
9395, JBA music, from?
9455, Oldies?
9955, JBA algo
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, March 29 from 0042
a few minutes before LSS, when the lowbanders are not yet coming:
891=strongest, 909, 999, 1044, 1053, 1089, 1107(2), 1152, 1215,
1305(2), 1413, 1422, 1575 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9200, March 28 at 0238, mystery open carrier steady at
S7. Have continued to hear this for many weeks, occasionally (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

this report despatched at 0421 UT March 29