Glenn Hauser logs March 30, 2021


Glenn Hauser
 

** CANADA. 2598-USB, March 30 at 0224 UT, marine weather in English by
roboyl, S6 = band noise level and unreadable beyond language ID, from
NL area. 0230 recheck after the other goes off, now this one in
French.

2749-USB, March 30 at 0224 UT, stronger CCG marine weather channel
from NS area, S8 vs S5 noise level. In French but reading a
``déclaration`` rather than wx info; what`s that about? Stops at
0229*.

Do these stations shift sked according to local DST or not? If so,
does https://dxinfocentre.com/mb.htm take that into account? Going by
skeds there, at these UT hours, I have been listening to:
2598: VOJ-6, Port-aux-Basques NL, 400 watts starting at 0207, EE/FF
2749: VAR-9, Yarmouth (Halifax) NS, 1200 watts from 0140, EE/FF

One might compare info at Canadian Coast Guard and EiBi sites but have
not yet done so. In the spring I am glad to be getting them this well
without much Blitz, confined to the Gulf coast between LA and FL
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 6060, March 30 at 0240, RHC Spanish still with humbuzz on
this transmitter. Something`s always wrong at RHC.

6165, March 30 at 0242, RHC English undermodulated, SAWA, yet
splashing over 6160 where WBCQ is absent, but would be QRMed. Wonder
if they will ever go back to 5130, where meanwhile real pirates
sometimes show (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA [and non]. 6125, March 30 at 0156, wall-of-noise jamming
against nothing, since R. Marti has moved back to 5980 for the A-21
season. But the DentroCuban Jamming Command is too dumb just to look
at the publicly posted HFCC schedules, which RM follows strictly. So
RM is L&C on 5980 at 0156, no jamming audible, altho later in night we
do hear some jamming against nothing [jaman?] on 5980, and right now
there is light pulse jamming on 6080 against nothing, from a single
transmitter apparently leaping from 5980 over 6030 where there is
heavy multiple jamming as usual vs RM. The 5980, 6030 and 6125
situations remain the same at 0238 recheck.

On 41 mb, more jaman at 0254 on 7355, 7345, while RM is really
unjammed L&C on 7365 & 7335, BTW with a report about Myanmar.

Not to set the jammers straight, but here is the A-21 scheduling of RM
on the bottom bands; note OFF the air 04-10, no jamming needed!

5980 M-F 22-03 Tu-Sa -- forget about R. Chaski except weekends
6030 00-04 & 10-12 daily as are all the rest
7335 22-04 & 10-14
7345 17-02 NOT specified as DRM tho it always has been
7365 00-03 & 12-14
7435 03-04 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** MEXICO. 770, March 30 at 0242 UT, ``Fórmula Financiera`` mentioned
and 0243 ``Grupo Fórmula, Monterrey, 7-70 AM``, QRM from another SS,
hard to separate from SSW, probably Fresnillo. The mountain king
station is XEACH. I thought condx were somewhat auroral, but K-index
at 03 is zero, no storms (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** MEXICO [and non]. 6186, March 30 at 0152, XEPPM has slight QRM from
a double-blip every four seconds exactly, about 1 kHz above 6185.
Lasts a while, but not there at 0243 recheck (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 7395-USB, March 30 at 0252, two-way in unID language, JBA,
not Spanish, maybe Slavic (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 880, March 30 at 0335 UT, Mexmx is dominant over KRVN, soon
ID as ``La Tremenda 8-80 --- La Raza``; loops NE/SW. That makes it
WIJR, Highland IL (St Louis MO mkt), nominally U4 1700/160 watts. Both
day and night patterns aim thisaway:
https://radio-locator.com/cgi-bin/pat?call=WIJR&service=AM&h=N
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 1540.200v, March 30 at 0302 UT, tell-tale het still here
against 1540.00 stations, WKVQ Eatonton GA. Whatever became of a major
FCC monitoring post in GA, Powder Springs? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 1319.720, March 30 at 0322 UT, MW bandscan encounters
another intriguing way-off-frequency het like 1540-. Wavers slightly
and can`t make out any mod; loops E-W-ish vs some sports station, and
vs Black Information Network, new identity of KXYZ Houston. OK`s KCLI
Clinton has been slightly off-frequency for ages but not this much.
Aha, mwoffsets has a recent answer:
`` 1319.717 WCOG r:WTOB (Greensboro, NC) 2021-03-16``
Does r:WTOB mean it relays that 980 station in Winston Salem, also the
address of WCOG? It`s U4 5/5 kW; night pattern supposed to go SE, day
pattern SW (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, March 30 at 0257:
585, 612, 621, 639(2), 684, 693, 747, 774(2), 855(2), 891, 999, 1098,
1107, 1125, 1152, 1215 kHz. 747 is interesting, no superpowers in
Europe beyond 25 kW Canary Islands, if not 100 kW Iran. Lately am not
hearing much from 531 Algeria even when 891 is in; something changed?
I thought condx were somewhat auroral, but K-index at 03 is zero, no
storms (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 800, March 30 at 0337 UT, open carrier over CKLW, but
not KQCV OKC heard from that direxion while this is SW/NE-ish, suspect
XEROK CiJz (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report despatched at 0531 UT March 30