Glenn Hauser logs March 14-15-16, 2021


Glenn Hauser
 

** CUBA. 4765, March 16 at 0031:05 open carrier cuts on music as I
assume R. Progreso nominally starts now a UT hour earlier for DST; but
then mod cuts off and on again. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 11880, March 15 at 2222, RHC is on in French, S9+20/30; 2237
check Portuguese; 2301 English. So the 21-23 block to ``Africa`` has
been shifted one UT hour later; despite 11880 absence on March 14, the
first day of Yanqui DST when checked at 2209 UT.

With that bigsig here to the NW, is 11880 really aimed at Africa,
where it`s after midnight in most English-speaking countries? HFCC
will never know, being boycotted, but Aoki thinx it`s 100 kW at 100
degrees from Bauta.

The usual pattern, this broadcast alone shifted one UT hour *later*
instead of earlier. But there could be an eventual frequency change
after A-21 start, by first or second week of April, depending on
circumstances. Also as usual, English at 23-24 again resynchronizes it
with // 5040 which has just moved its English one UT hour *earlier*.

Is this shift shown on the website? Of course not! Something`s always
wrong at RHC. Spanish only, dated effective Nov 17, late for B20:
https://www.radiohc.cu/de-interes/frecuencias

Undated, including other languages but obviously outdated:
https://www.radiohc.cu/de-interes/programacion

6000, March 16 at 0035, RHC already in English, S9/+10 but very
undermodulated // 9700 also reading S9/+10 but well modulated for
thin-voiced YL, who, unlike ``Ed Newman``, never ad-libs, sounding
much louder. Evening English presumably starting on these two only, at
nominal 0000. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 5960, March 15 at 2303, no signal from VOT English into
Virginia SDR; is it on but not propagating? No, nothing at UTwente
Holland either. Something`s always erroneous at Emirler.

And yes, with HFCC tentative A21 schedule now public, VOT does plan to
resume 9830 when shifted to 2200, oblivious of the RTTY. Other English
thisaway: 1230 on 15450; 0300 on 7275 --- like last summer INTRUDING
into our hamband, rather than 9515 which might work with uptick in
solar cycle.

While we are at it, the full A-21 VOT English sked of <1 hour each:
http://hfcc.org/data/schedbybrc.php?seas=A21&broadc=TRT
1230 15450
1630 15520
1830 5945
2030 9875
2200 9830
0300 7275 6165
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. Correxion: This one was really on 420, not 418 kHz; fixed:
420-MCW kHz, March 15 at 0545 UT, ND beacon FQ, 25 watts from
Fairmont, Minnesota. I was tuned to 418-USB (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2077 monitoring: confirmed Monday
March 15 at 1900:41.5 on IRRS 7290 Bulgaria via UTwente SDR, good but
with inevitable splash from both sides, 7280 Vietnam and 7295 East
Turkistan, land of ChiCom genocide. Earlier: *1854:53.5 carrier on
with heavy ACI from 7295 but 7280 Vietnam off in a temporary break;
1857:21.5 hum on carrier added; 1859:48.5 modulation cut on with 3
words of a preceding program, and IRRS sign-on with Milano PO Box and
phone number; 1900:12.5 three FSN headlines before WOR start. Timings
could be slightly earlier vs internet delay. (Correxion factor added
to my watch at 2338 when I can`t get any WWV frequency on noisy rx
next to the computer, but CHU JBA on 7850-RCUSB.)

** U S A. 4980, March 16 at 0058 no signal from WRMI, nor has there
been JBA past few nights whenever checked, not even JBA carrier. You
never know what they are doing with this frequency, on transmission
skedgrid as Transmitter 4, 160 degrees for Carib/SoAmerica --- but
with NO entries the entire 24 hours. Nevertheless had been audible at
night with SMTV or something; thought to be very low power, exciter?

Current skedgrid does show 4980 below twice more, Argentina relays
effective 1 January, M-F 08-09 Japanese, 09-10 Chinese for WNAm and
Asia. Maybe, but those two are more effectively shown atop on 9455.

But further confusion: the System D/Blue skedgrid says Chinese at
09-10 is on 5950, while Japanese at 08-09 is on 9455 System F/Red!
BUT: 5950 Transmitter 8 at 355 degrees on xmsn grid claims to be TOM
at this and many other hours. 9455 now #5 at 285 degrees for SW US and
Mexico, whatever may really be on it, misses east Asia by long shot.

When I first checked tonight at 0058, there were equivalent JBA
carriers on 4980 as well as 5060, 4850 and 4500, i.e. the matching
quartet of Xinjiang PBS, Urumqi, circa sunrise in East Turkistan, land
of ChiCom imperialist genocide. Recheck at 0205, they have all faded
out and still no WRMI on 4980 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 1090, March 14 at 0507-0509 UT, clip of WENR TN DX test vs
KAAY, tuning with R75 passband boosting the LSB, including:
phone-off-the-hook, repeated Morse code IDs: VVV DE WENR and upward
sweeps; as sent to the CPC with complete original report, for QSL:
https://www.w4uvh.net/WENR_1090_DXtest_2021_0314_0507.mp3
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0421 UT March 16