Glenn Hauser logs March 14-15, 2021


Glenn Hauser
 

** BOTSWANA. 6175, Mon Mar 15 at 0346, S9 open carrier, or JBM? I
guess it`s VOA scheduled to start Shona to Zimbabwe at 0400 M-F (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 15140, 1900 UT March 14, the first day of DST, RHC English
confirmed shifted one UT hour earlier, on caradio, starting `The Week
in Cuba`. Mod on this one lately rather lo-fi, hummy. Spotchex later
in hour did not catch any reactivated DX program tho if brief could
have missed it.

11880, next English hour has been at 22-23 UT during standard time but
nothing there at 2209 check, nor on previously used 9720, 7380.
Habitually this broadcast alone shifts one UT hour *later* during DST
which does not make sense, so need to search for it between 23 and 24
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** MEXICO. Re my log of XEFRTM Zacatecas on 770, Saul Chernos, Ont.,
replies:

``Hi Glenn (and Bruce): I've been hearing a very regular W Radio on
770 here at Burnt River ON that is stream matching to XEFRTM
Fresnillo. Two MP3 clips are attached. Mostly pop music of last few
decades. It comes in often when I aim directionally WSW, which limits
WABC somewhat. It also mixes with XEACH which is carrying Formula
(also // webstream). I have noted lots of the 690 in Fresnillo lately,
again also //webstream with 107.9 in the ID. It's now back listed at
www.mwlist.org 73s Saul Chernos``

Wow, two clips with algo way under WABC; matching stream must be only
way to ID (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA [and non]. 341-MCW kHz, March 15 at 0356 UT, Enid`s only
ND beacon, EI, is gone again, leaving a trace of OIN or DNI? No
particular weather excuse this time; but LW reception is really poor,
hardly any DX beacons, e.g. Canada, only 332 QT Thunder Bay. Other OK,
350 RG at WRWA OKC is still there. WWV reported at 0300, K-index of 3
after minor G1 geomagnetic storms. EI still AWOL at daytime 1418 UT
check March 15 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 418-MCW kHz, March 15 at 0545 UT, ND beacon FQ, 25 watts
from Fairmont, Minnesota. I was tuned to 418-USB.

326-MCW kHz, March 15 at 0609 UT, ND beacon MA, 400 watts from
Midland, Texas. Under degraded conditions, two of the few audible now
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2077 monitoring. On first day of
DST, expected change confirmed on Area 51 via WBCQ, 6159.93v, at 2200
instead of 2300, but JBA here, theme recognized at S5-S6 same as noise
level; better than expected to MO SDR of KB0FX, S8-S9 with carrier
offset varying minus 67 to 70 Hz. As I later informed Larry Will:

Sunday night at 0345 UT Monday there was nothing on 7490. Maybe WHRI
still after 0430 UT, not checked, but that means WBCQ can put the show
now at 03-04 back on 7490 and we can get back 03-04 for Area 51 on
6160. Reception of 6160 at 22 UT Sunday wasn`t too bad, but is bound
to decline into the summer.

Also, HFCC A21 is now out, showing no WHRI at all on 7490, with 7490
OK for BCQ anytime between 19 and 10 UT.

7490 1200 1500 36-38,46-48,57 WCR 100 85 0 902 1234567 280321 310521 D
Eng USA WCR FCC 299
7490 1900 1000 3-5,9-11 BCQ 50 245 0 805 1234567 280321 301021 D Eng
USA BCQ FCC 302

Also complete listings for 6160, nothing but BCQ and that German
station both 24h, not a problem over here:

6160 0000 2400 27,28 WIS 5 0 0 700 1234567 280321 311021 D 6160 Mul D
SWR FNA 91
6160 0000 2400 3-5,9-11 BCQ 50 245 0 805 1234567 280321 301021 D Eng
USA BCQ FCC 263

WOR 2077 also confirmed Sunday March 14 at unchanged 2300 on WRMI
7780, S7-S9; tuned in just before 2300 heard ``This is PCJ Radio
International``, which I thought was kaput; System H sked shows at
2230 Sunday should be `Wavescan`; maybe it was just a WRMI ID by Keith
Perron?

Also confirmed UT Mon Mar 15 at unchanged 0030 on WRMI 7730, VG
direct.

Also confirmed UT Mon Mar 15 at unchanged 0230 on WRMI 5800, good
direct and via remote on 7780; also confirmed WRN timing unchanged,
despite N American service which does make a DST shift, but not until
DST in Europe March 29.

A-21 HFCC shows IRRS ``Milano`` again a UT hour earlier at 18-19 on
7290, so what will be the QRM problems? Much like A-20 and B-20.
Vietnam still on 7280 thruout to Europe, despite 10 kHz away
splashing; 7290 with CNR China Beijing until 1805; Iran Russian
supposed to end at 1750. 7285 & 7295 clear this hour; 7300 Iran German
until 1820. But first, IRRS staying at same UT this week and next:

1901 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Bulgaria to WNW, 594-Italy
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW [ex-2200]
2200 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE [ex-2300]
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S

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** U S A. Re 9975, KVOH scheduling changes, Ray Robinson replies:

``Hi, Glenn. The primary target areas for KVOH, at least for our
Spanish language programming, are Cuba and Mexico, and both of those
countries do observe Daylight Saving. Plus, our FCC authorization for
9975 begins at 0000 UT winter and summer, to protect WWCR transmitter
#4 which is on 9980 until that time. We have no option but to keep our
start time at the same UT 0000 (one hour later local times), while
shifting our program content one UT hour earlier. Ray.``

HFCC shows CIRAF targets for KVOH are 10, 11 and 12, i.e. Mexico;
Caribbean & Central America; and NW quarter of South America. Of
course, may really intend only fraxions of each, but the 100-degree
azimuth from LA, no accident by the original owner, goes right at
Habana, thru Cuba, Haiti, Trinidad, skirting the NE coast of South
America, pretty far off from Mexico, but I expect 9975 is really
pretty broad. Except for border towns, DST in XEland does not start
until April 4 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** VENEZUELA. 6205, March 15 at 0233, RCOV music is S6-S7 into Bonaire
SDR but noisy; as usual a JBA carrier direct at best (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search March 15 from 0405:
531, 576, 585, 612, 621, 639, 684(2), 711, 729, 747(2), 774(2), 855,
882, 891*, 999, 1044, 1089, 1098(2), 1107, 1125, 1215, 1305(2),
1314(2), 1422. *strongest; (2) at least two beating (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1710 kHz, March 15 at 0411 UT, at least two JBA signals
beating, first noticed at conclusion of JBA MW carrier from Europe
search. Some music and talk modulation detectable; 0536 recheck, now
JBA alternating M&W talk, unseems a TIS loop, S8-S9 but about same as
band noise level; at least hardly any lightning now across North
America. Others have been reporting great low-power DX on 1710; such
as Hudson County NJ, Bandelier National Monument NM, Travis AFB CA,
KHMB Half Moon Bay CA. But I need more antenna gain (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

This report dispatched at 1829 UT March 15