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Glenn Hauser logs March 31-April 1, 2020

Glenn Hauser
 

** CANADA. 362-MCW kHz, March 31 at 0609 UT, dash and SB, 500 watt NDB
at Greater SudBury, Ontario.

326-MCW kHz, March 31 at 0616 UT, dash and YQK, 200 watt NDB at
Kenora, Ontario (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA [and non]. 711 kHz, April 1 at 0033, off-frequency carrier
from presumed R. Rebelde still hetting 710 stations; also again with a
beat upon it of approx. 200/minute = 3.33 Hz, which I have been
assuming is from something in Eurafrica as TA carriers are just
starting to fade in before 0053 UT sunset here, only 891 and 936 at
first, presumed Algeria and Morocco. However if one Cuban can be
off-frequency, so can another. Is the beat still there much later at
night after TA fadeout time, before sunrise, and before anything from
DU? 1 kHz het could be a deliberate jamming tactic to be even more
off-putting than co-channel to ``wacky`` WAQI; but also annoying to
Rebelde`s own audience, but with plenty of alternatives (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

** CUBA [and non]. 13740, March 31 at 1337, RHC back here after having
changed to 13780 since March 12; why? It`s S9+20 and // 13700 also
strong. Something`s always wrong at RHC. This puts an end to the weak
leapfrogs I had heard between 13700 and 13780 on 13620 and 13860 ---
so now are there any 40 kHz apart? A JBA carrier on 13660 could be,
but none on 13780. At 1449, 13660 is still there but 13740 is off, so
13660 is something else:

A-20 HFCC shows something from UAE in Dari before 1400 on 13660; BBC
Somali, does it still exist? before 1500 via Uzbekistan on 13660
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 11880, March 31 at 1443, CRI Plus relay is S9+10 but very
undermodulated. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

** CUBA [and non]. 7335 & 7365, April 1 at 0008, finally there is some
jamming audible against Radio Martí`s latest A-20 frequencies, but RM
is atop. There is also still jamming against vacant RM frequencies
7435 and 7355; not to be confused with RM providing its own
``jamming`` in the form of DRM noise 7340-7345-7350 (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** NIGERIA. 7254.9, March 31 at 0604, VON is on at S9+10/20 but JBM
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. 350-MCW kHz, March 31 at 0611 UT, RG, allegedly 400 watt
NDB at Will Rogers World Airport, OKC; I am axually tuned to 348-USB,
and hearing it here instead of on 350, and despite 349 GW in
Mississippi betwixt. Several day and night chex for RG lately on 350
have been fruitless; erratic? With air travel drastically curtailed,
more and more beacons may be turned off (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SCOTLAND [non]. 15770, Mar 31 at 1334, JBA carrier from WRMI as
usual, totally off the side to the NW of this NE beam; sometimes by
afternoon it is nevertheless sufficient. This is the Tue 1300 hour for
a new `Encore` classical music test, but will it continue? Brice
reports good reports flooding in from Europe. Yes: it`s already added
to the WRMI skedgrid (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 9830, March 31 at 2201, third day of A-20, VOT finally
manages to get this transmission on air, English to North America
east, but VP on the PL-880 with clip on wire; by 2220 on the NRD-545
it`s only poor S6-S8; no RTTY QRM anyway, I assume like ex-5960 at
2300 it will be hit or miss (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 7275, April 1 at *0259, TRT carrier cuts on with IS and
English ID, VG via UTwente SDR, 5 + 1 timesignal; and sign on with
full English schedule. I copy it in detail, and sure enough there are
errors, which if typical, will last every day for the next 7 months of
A-20!! Something`s always awry at Ankara. In order cited:

``1830 on 9785 to Europe
2030 on 9620 to S Asia, Australia
2200 on 9830 to Europe and eastern USA, Canada
1930 on 15520 to Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Uzbekistan, etc.
0300 on 9515 to Europe and eastern USA, Canada
0600 on 6165 to ME, Arabian peninsula
Please note that the 23-00 and 04-05 broadcasts are pre-recorded``

Then into the Tuesday March 31 news, presumably recorded not later
than 2030, starring with what else? The COVID-19 toll.

Now all the errors; compared to their HFCC schedule at:
http://www.hfcc.org/data/schedbybrc.php?seas=A20&broadc=TRT

The first broadcast of the day is totally omitted, 1230 on 15450!
1930 on 15520 is really at 1630 UT!
1830 is really on 5945, not 9785!
2030 is really on 9875, not 9620!
2200 on 9830 is correct --- when on; how did that happen??
0300 is really on 7275 as I am hearing it, not 9515 as first planned!
0600 on 6165 is really at 0300 UT!

Duh, the 23-24 & 04-05 pre-recorded times are now at 22-23 & 03-04 as
just mentioned (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 349-MCW kHz, March 31 at 0610 UT, GW, 25-watt NDB at
Greenwood, Mississippi (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. Survey of what`s really on WRMI frequencies, UT April 1;
much of this at variance with partially updated A-20 skeds at
http://www.tinyurl.com/WRMIfqs

0026:
9395 // 5950, `Jazz From the Left with Raoul` program ID and more
jazz; still at 0057 wrapping up with PayPal request.

5850, similar but not // jazz I at first think is same out of synch;
but at 0057 it`s Slovakia interviewing homeschool kid in English.

5800, SMTV, she got some award for something, bow-bow-bow

0100:
9395 // 5950, RAE opening multilingual hour in Spanish instead of
English, explaining COVID-19 quarantine situation disrupting
programming, but that transmissions via WRMI will stay as before;
about relaying LRA-1 870, Radio Nacional (but we don`t really hear it,
yet?), and that`s also being carried by other RN networx. There will
be some programas ``atemporales`` = evergreens. 0107 music break, 0108
into Italian no doubt with similar explanation; and six? more
languages to follow?

5800, SMTV still past 0110+; used to stop here at 0100

7780, music, oldies? BB ID for QSL requests at 0110

9455, Brother Scare, instead of Hal Turner

5850, ME music, World?

5010, Spanish, poor with LAH; ``adiós hasta la próxima semana``, and
R. Taiwán Intl s/off at 0128

0130:
9395 // 5950, music breaks and more RAE, Brazuguese

9455, Brother Scare instead of Hal Turner (but he is still on WBCQ
7490.08v, at 0136 discussing Yahweh with a caller)

5850, music, still World? // JBA 7780

5010, Prague in English

7730, La Rosa de Tokio, about UN Radio

9955, gospel huxter in English, jamming

0200: [as monitored via Alexandria VA KiwiSDR; above were direct]

9955, Spanish presumed Praga

9455, Brother Scare

9395 // 5950, Oldies

7780 // 5850, African music, World?

7730, song from somewhere; weak

7570, SMTV platitudes about EU

5800, off

5010, Spanish, sounds like RTI again

0230:
5010, Taiwan in Spanish again just closed, 2 or 3 notes of
``Sandunga`` and carrier off. Now on updated System H sked at 0100 on
5010, 0200 on 5010 & 5800, 2200 on 7780 = unconfirmed

5800, still off

5850 // much weaker 9395, Slovakia in English

5950, VP talk, probably SMTV

7570 // much weaker 7730, Brother Scare

7780, Ukraine in English

9455, Oldies

9955, Slovakia in Spanish (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 15745-15750-15755, March 31 at 1334, no signal from WINB DRM
noise where A-20 scheduled M-F at 11-17 UT; is off or not propagating,
daring MUF, 2+ MHz higher than ex-13685-13690-13695?

15770 WRMI & 15825 WWCR are the usual JBA carriers; still no WINB at
1450, when 15034-USB CHR Ontario nearby is poorly propagating. I
remember to rerecheck 15750 at 1659, just in time to hear WINB hybrid
signal weakly, off at 1700* sharp (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 15555-USB, March 31 at 2224, gospel huxter quite readable at
S7-S8, as WJHR is getting a sporadic-E boost. DX Map confirms lots of
Es over eastern US up to 52-60 MHz MUFs, altho no blob exactly between
us. Its incredibly more powerful neighbor 15610 WEWN manages only
S4-S5, hardly better than normal for it. I had noticed signs of
15555-USB earlier in the day, and BTW its nominal schedule ends at
2200* (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5085, UT Wed April 1 at 0109, WTWW-2 is off, so no hamshow
from Ted; but 5130 WBCQ is on for its W5KUB ham show, caller from
Wyoming about gardening (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0332 UT April 1