Glenn Hauser logs March 30-31, 2021


Glenn Hauser
 

** COSTA RICA [non]. Berny Solano2 of `Mundo Sorprendente` asks me to
spread the word that because of pandemic restrixions, he has not yet
been able to send out all the calendars and QSLs; BTW, my packet
arrived by registered mail, so I had to stand in line behind a
maskless Enidiot coughing --- she says, ``just allergy``. Berny:

``Estimado don Glenn, ¡Qué alegría que haya recibido el paquete
postal!, que lo hemos enviado con muchísimo gusto y agradecimiento.
Que disfrute el calendario.

A la vez, le cuento que hay paquetes postales que por las
restricciones de la pandemia, no las he podido enviar.

Estoy atento en el momento en que puedan ser enviados. Quería
comentárselo por si pudiera ayudarme a hacer eco de la situación.

Con todo respeto y estima, Berny`` (G. Glenn Hauser, OC, WOR)

** CUBA. 6060, March 30 at 0644, RHC English not only with humbuzz but
is also pulsing, worsening it more. // 6100 is OK, 6165 is
undermodulated, 6000 is off; and at 0649, 5040 is still on but in
Spanish. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK,WOR)

** CUBA [and non]. 11880, March 30 at 2309, RHC is NOT in English but
Kriyol! English hour at 23-24 had been on 11880 & 5040 since Yanqui
DST start March 14. And now 5040 is in Spanish, not English either.

15730, March 30 at 2309, I first found Kriyol on this reactivated, S9
but distorted and modulation crackling, then found // on L&C 11880.
Talking about Haïti, Duvalier. RHC scheduling is SNAFU! What else?

13650, March 30 at 2306, the only Cuban active on this band now, no
13680 or 13740; still pointless CRI Portuguese relay filled with
Chinese music, and considerable CCI from R. Japan direct backward in
Thai. On 19m, RHC trace on 15230, no 15370, but 15730 as above.

9650, 11670, 11760, March 30 at 2314, RHC Spanish mainstream, but
11850 and parasites 11840 & 11860 are off. Separate Spanish, `Mesa
Redonda` TV soundtrack this hour, on VG 11950 but with crosstalk, //
JBM 6000 at 2313.

6000 is off by 0007 March 31, rather than English which has already
started on 6165. Multiple somethings wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** IRAN. 9835 & 9855, March 30 at 1930, VIRI with news in American
English, COVID stats, etc. New A-21 frequencies for 1920-2020 English,
both good into UTwente, but 9855 has an additional rustling sound. So
English remains on SW. Meanwhile, still uncertainty about some other
languages on SW: French missing, but Spanish resumed? Not the *2350
broadcast, nothing into Bonaire on 9620 or 7325 at 0002 check March 31
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SPAIN. 17855, March 30 at 2147, I remember to check REE`s alleged N
American frequency, which yesterday lasted only one hour+,
*1755-1900*. Not a trace of it now direct, nor via VA SDR after 2200.
15520 to ME is JBA, which means the MUF is lowered, so 17855 could be
on but not propagating at all. That leaves 11940 to S America which
would have been second-best here, but now is first-best, fair and
sufficient. At 2204 via VA SDR, if it`s Tuesday, Ladino music, long
`Emisión Sefarad` announcement and more nice music after 2216.

Earlier, Richard Langley, agrees on the WOR iog: ``Today (30 March)
here in NB noted REE only on 15520 kHz and 11940 kHz (weak) at around
2040 UT -- Richard Langley`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SRI LANKA. 11755, March 30 at 1610, S Asian song, S7-S9 and
fluttery on a frequency mostly vacant. It`s AWR Trinco in Urdu, the
only thing ever scheduled, at 1600-1630 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 9830, March 30 at 2203, VOT English to N America, first
checked via UTwente, only a trace under RTTY even over there until
RTTY stops at 2204; into Virginia SDR, it`s S9-S7 without the RTTY.
Recheck direct to here at 2303, 9830 is still on in spurious German,
VP. Still going at 2327 but gone at next check 2333. Something`s
always erroneous at Emirler (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U K [non]. 9615, March 30 at 1612, S7-S8 in Korean; at first seemed
tonal, but ``imnida`` giveaways. 입니다 is a very common word in KK, yet
google translate does not recognize it, tries to make it Indonesian. A
basic search on the Romanized word leads to explanation that it merely
means ``is``. Anyhow, this is BBC via USAGM Tinang, PHILIPPINES at
1530-1830. 21-degree azimuth carries right on into North America as a
bonus (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 227-MCW kHz, March 30 at 0643 UT, ND beacon TNZ, which is 25
watts from Walnut Ridge / Lawrence County, Arkansas, just south of
Pocahontas, in the NE corner. This is a *new* one for me, increasingly
hard to find vs all the oldies I usually skip relogging.

This also reminds me that altho my first log of POH on 428 kHz, the
highest-frequency MW beacon in the Conterminous, was correctly
attributed to IOWA, a later one in December was mistakenly put in
Arkansas! Pocahontas, IA is NW of Fort Dodge (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2079 monitoring, next:
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
2200 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S

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** U S A. 6159.93, March 30 at 2313, Area 61 on WBCQ with Jean
Shepherd on German cockroaches` rapid breeding. Yes, the `Old Time
Radio` block is now for two hours starting at 2300 UT Mon-Thu, one
hour on Fridays; and always Jean Shepherd first, as in this week`s
lineup, which still says 0000 UT as if before DST shift:
http://zappahead.net/#2021-0329-area61
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 15745-15750-15755, March 30 at 1607, WINB hybrid DRM noise
succeeds reactivated A-season frequency today unlike yesterday; tonal
in the lower half with still unknown content or purpose (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

** U S A. Re my remark about prolonged offfrequenciness of WKVQ
1540.200, "...Whatever became of a major FCC monitoring post in GA,
Powder Springs? ..." --- Greg Hardison, now in CA, replies:

``Glenn, you may have been with us, were you not?, when we toured the
Powder Springs facility during the 1978 National Radio Club Convention
in Atlanta. I seem to recall R390s, at least one R388, and other
venerable boat-anchors of that ilk, whilst drooling uncontrollably!
Not long ago I scoured the area via Google SatView, which as I recall
was a mile or so south of Powder Springs Rd., not far from the present
WDWD/590 and WAZX/1550 xmtr sites. I saw plenty of newish development
on what used to be pig farms during my childhood, but no signs of the
FCComplex, which covered several acres back in the day. I applied
unsuccessfully to the FCC at age 18; at that time the Allegan [MI]
facility was used for training purposes, among other usage. I did find
Google-directed e-thread concerning the overall subject here - but
beware, some of the posters seem to have issues with apparent drug
use: https://groups.google.com/g/rec.radio.cb/c/Yd1L5ZxVjqs

That '78 meetup was perhaps the most tour-centric in NRC history.
Besides the FCC, we also saw both studios and transmitter for WSB/750,
and the Shepherds Lane FM/TV "candleabra", shepherded by then-WBIE
owner Jim Wilder, thanks to Karl Jeter. My own contribution was
arranging a quick look at the Turner-satellite uplink for WTCG (later
WTBS), off in what used to be the woods behind Cumberland Mall --
nowadays gone and replaced by rampant development. Ahhh, my twisted
days of Youth!...``

I don`t remember seeing that FCC station; only the one by Grand
Island, Nebraska (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** VATICAN [non]. 11900, March 30 at 2314, 1 kHz tone causes me pause;
2315 hymnic ditty and opening Vietnamese: it`s Vatican Radio via USAGM
Tinang, PHILIPPINES, a semisesquihour violating Separation of Church
and State, S7-S9 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** VENEZUELA. 6205, March 31 at 0005, NO signal from ROCV into Bonaire
SDR; now what? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 383-MCW kHz, March 30 at 0634 UT, JBA ND beacon,
two-letter ID, first letter definitely H, second not positive but
maybe W. None such listed on 383-385 in dxinfocentre.com, so I check
more comprehensive classaxe.com --- on 385 there is 100 watt HV at
Hiva Oa, Marquesas Islands, but I can`t imagine getting that, so far
only reported from AZ, CA and OR. V of course is ...- while W is .--
What else? Nothing closer than that; something miskeying? (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0033 UT March 31