Glenn Hauser logs May 13-14, 2021


Glenn Hauser
 

** AUSTRALIA. 11825, May 14 at 1427, strong open carrier; 1429 music
sounds like Firedrake and off*. But must be Reach Beyond at end of
Burmese semihour; no reason for ChiCom jamming (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** CHINA [non]. 15700, May 14 at 1515, CRI Plus English relay via CUBA
is still missing as it has been since at least May 4. About to
conclude it canceled. Not on 11880 either. How about all the others?
Not noticed any missing, but not checked thoroly. 9580 heard. Latest
HFCC shows La Habana relays thru the rest of A-21:
00-01 5990 & 15120 Spanish;
01-02 9580 English;
02-03 9580 Chinese;
03-04 9790 English;
04-05 9790 Yue = Cantonese;
12-13 9570 Yue;
15-16 11880 English [! not 15700 which started A-21];
23-24 5990 English;
23-24 13650 Portuguese [Music fill only]
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 6100, May 14 at 0620, RHC English check: this one is S9+20 of
dead air; 6000 & 5040 off; 6060 S7-S9 JBM or OCDA; only 6165 is VG
S9+10/20. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 13700, May 14 at 1421, RHC Spanish only S8-S9 and
undermodulated, nor any spurblobs audible. These were last detected
weakly on April 25 & 27. Fixed? There have been dry spells before but
eventually resuming. 13740 also on now at S6-S8 but JBM. Something`s
always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 9955, Fri May 14 at 1427, world music fill on
WRMI-3, only at 1430 JIP TOMBS // 9980 WWCR etc. Skedgrid claims TOMBS
start at 1400 M-F. JIP = join in progress (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 28244-CW, May 13 at 1808, looking for 10m beacons tnx to HF
sporadic E, find only one and JBA, WA6APQ, which is 30 watts from a
vertical in Long Beach CA. Reference recently updated:
https://www.qsl.net/wj5o/bcn.htm

From his qrz.com page: ``WA6APQ USA flag USA
DEWEY MYERS, 2903 Monogram Ave, LONG BEACH, CA 90815 USA

The WA6APQ BEACON on 28.2440 MHz is located on a 330 foot hill (Signal
Hill) in Long Beach, California. Radio is a Motorola Mitrek consolette
base station, 30 watts, antenna is Antron 99 vertical. Code speed is
approx. 10 wpm and operates 24/7. Since 1993.

If you would like a beacon QSL card, send SASE or SAE with $1.00 (no
IRC's) or email for a printable QSL card. Include the standard (RST)
signal report, UTC time and date. Audio/Video and Youtube recordings
are welcome. Thank you for looking.``

I was about to send him a report, but email address is censored unless
you are a ham member, even tho 2-way contacts with beacons are
impossible! So much for that. It was on the verge of inaudibility, and
could copy only fragments, some letters of which may be incorrect: E E
E DE WA6APQ LO CH CA It kept fading at the last letter which I
thought was G, but this call in -Q matches the listing as I missed one
dah. I assume the others were part of LONG BEACH.

There was a little more non-beacon activity: a phone QSO on 28380-USB
at 1807; and at 1818 on 28400-USB KB5RJ# in Albuquerque? with a K9;
two stations often talking over each other. Not much skip sweeping
thru the CB; At 1816 on 25000, WWV JBA from CO, both NM and CO in the
500-mile range (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 2086)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2086 contents: Brasil, (Bulgaria),
(China), Cuba. Eritrea non, Ethiopia non, Europe, (France), Germany,
Greece, India, Ireland, Italy non, Korea North non, Korea South,
Malaysia, Myanmar, Netherlands and non, North America, Romania, Spain,
Taiwan, Turkey, USA, (Uzbekistan), Vanuatu; propagation outlook

WOR 2086 is available as of 0055 UT Friday May 14, 2021
(mp3 stream) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2086.m3u
(mp3 download) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2086.mp3

Or via http://www.worldofradio.com/audiomid.html
Also linx to podcast services.

The shortwave+ broadcasts should be:

0130 UT Friday WRMI 5850 to NW, 7780 to NE
2030 UT Friday IRRS 918-Italy
0130 UT Saturday WRMI 9395 to NNW [NEW]
1300 UT Saturday WRMI 15770 to NE
1801 UT Saturday IRRS 7290-Bulgaria to WNW, 918-Italy
[pre-empted this week; see 2030]
1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
2030 UT Saturday IRRS 918-Italy [May 15? failed May 8]
0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315; as late as 0400]
2000 UT Sunday IRRS 918-Italy
2200vUT Sunday WBCQ 6160v Area 51 to WSW
2300 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to NE
0030 UT Monday WRMI 7730 to WNW
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE, 5800 to SSE
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

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html

Our non-commercial broadcasts and website depend on voluntary support:
thanks this week to Douglas White, KA5ETS, Carrboro NC, for a
contribution via PayPal to woradio at yahoo.com [not necessarily in US
funds] and comments, ``Hi Glenn, Thanks for all the DX tips over the
years.``

One may also contribute via MO or check in US funds on a US bank to:
Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702

First broadcasts confirmed less than an hour after completion, UT Fri
May 14 at 0130 on WRMIs: 7780, S9 but noisy; 5850 S9+20/30/40 (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 7570, May 14 at 0626, WRMI-11 is finally back on air, with
what else? Dead Brother Scare. S9+40 since it`s the NW/315 degree
antenna aimed right at us across mid-America. By April 6, it had
vanished shortly after his QRT April 3, in reduxion of total Overkill
hours? Or was it tech problem? 7570 had however stayed on the WRMI
sked fortuitously dated April 2 and still so tho certainly modified
since then, if not totally uptodate: WRMI-11 7570: at 00-11 TOMBS,
11-14 SMTV, 14-16 Sat only additional TOMBS. I never got around to
checking what became of those SMTV hours: was she still on 7570, or
elsefrequencied? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** VANUATU. 11835, May 14 at 0622, RV X 3 is S6-S8 of island music
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1608 UT May 14