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Glenn Hauser logs March 29, 2020

Glenn Hauser
 

** CANADA. 1838-LSB, March 29 at 0615 UT, ``CQ Contest`` over and over
from VY2ZM --- same guy Jeff in Monticello PEI I heard last night on
1845-LSB, so New Frequency! And again, the *only* phone station
audible on entire 160m. His CQs are all identical, so I am suspecting
automated recordings. Is he sound asleep, also set up for automated
QSOs if anyone ever answers? CW hams are commonly automated, obviously
hand-keying being too much trouble at least for routine CQs, so why
not phone? But where are all the other contesters, and what contest is
it? Per
https://www.contestcalendar.com/weeklycont.php
``CQ WW WPX Contest, SSB: 0000Z, Mar 28 to 2359Z, Mar 29`` which is
multi-band, everyone else on 80, 40, 20, 15 or 10m --- never mind the
so-called WARC additional in-between bands (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CHINA. 9200, March 29 at 1335, S2 JBM seems Chinese, like also on
stronger CNR1 jammer 11785 tho not tried to match. Presumably CNR1
jammer against Sound of Hope. Not the same as the open carrier often
heard here from the North American area (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 13780, March 29 at 1459, RHC still on here at S9+10 but JBM,
while // 13700 is much weaker but fully modulated. No spurs heard.
Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA [and non]. 13605, March 29 at 1330, Radio Martí loud & clear
on revived A-20 channel, ex-13820 where wall-of-noise jamming
continues from the incompetent DentroCuban Jamming Command, too stupid
to figure out RM`s totally predictable and registered seasonal
changes; but then Arnie forbids involvement with yanqui-run HFCC, so
the jam frequency manager may not even be allowed to look at it (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** EAST TURKISTAN. 13755, March 29 at 1459 open carrier, 1500 Chinese,
poor with flutter. It`s CRI via Kashgar, land of brainwashing Uighurs,
this hour only, 500 kW at 308 degrees for Europe (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** PHILIPPINES. 9320, March 29 at 1337, S9 ``Can`t Help Falling In
Love With You`` by Elvis. Something new here, and I bet it`s VOA
Korean which plays a lot from The American Songbook. Yes, soon
announcement in Korean mentioning Elvis and Streisand. HFCC A-20
confirms it`s VOA KK via Tinang, 12-14 UT, 250 kW at 21 degrees, their
beam toward Korea but also carrying right on USward (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** TURKEY. 15450, March 29 at 1326, JBA carrier on the first day of
A-20, as VOT English to Europe and USward is back here from 1230, ex
starting at 1330 on 12035. Let`s hope this propagation improve into
summer. Off at 1331 check (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2027 monitoring, Next:
2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 [canceled March 22; reconfirm]
0130 UT Monday WRN satellite and webcast, confirm ex-0230
0130 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE
0130.5 Monday WRMI 9395 to NNW; reconfirm new 5800 Mar 23 to
SSE
but since then 5800 has been off air by this hour
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. 17815, March 29 at 1456, S9+10 gospel huxter in English, the
OSOB; as WHRI is now registered 250 kW at 85 degrees for Africa, daily
at 14-21 UT, but maybe not fully occupied (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 820, March 29 at 0647 UT, the guys at Red Eye Radio`s WBAP
are getting torn up by CCI from mostly women voices, also talk in
English. This should not be happening so close to a `clear` channel
from Fort Worth. Makes SAH of 128/minute, just over 2.0 Hz. But wait:
fortunately at 0653 UT two clear IDs for WCPT in program promo, so
it`s Chicago`s Progressive Talk. U2 5.8/1.5 kW from Willow Springs.

Night pattern is supposed to be all to the NNE, nothing thisaway:
https://transition.fcc.gov/Bureaus/MB/Databases/AM_DA_patterns/1717086-128498.pdf

Daytime map is roughly circular but an expanded lobe to the SW.
https://publicfiles.fcc.gov/am-profile/wcpt/contour-maps/

Obviously WCPT is on day facilities, invoked on emergency basis, or
error? Like to think the former. RER is anything but Progressive. WWBA
in FL used to collide with WBAP also with RER, but not now (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. Minor regional tropo morning of March 29, much less than
previous days. Hepburn maps predicted minor enhancement south of here,
not north, but only decodee circa 1500 UT is RF 31, 31-1 KDCU-DT Derby
KS; several other BAD VHF and UHF bars match for the Wichita market
(Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 2800, March 29 at 0613 UT, JBA carrier vs high storm
noise level --- likely second harmonic of one of the hundreds of 1400
kHz stations; rather than fourth harmonic of one of the few 700s, nor
5 x 560. Alert: worth further pursuit also by others (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1653 UT March 29