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Glenn Hauser logs May 17-18, 2020

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** CHINA [and non]. 13130, May 18 at 1333, CNR1 jammer, poor S3-S7,
1401 off.

9465, May 18 at 1408, mixture of at least two Chinese about equal.
CNR1 jammer(s) vs VOA Chinese via PHILIPPINES this hour only.

10920, May 18 at 1403, CNR1 jammer, S4-S8, //:

11100, May 18 at 1403, CNR1 jammer, S3-S6

11150, May 18 at 1403, CNR1 jammer, S3-S6

11440, May 18 at 1404, CNR1 jammer presumed, JBA

11460, May 18 at 1404, CNR1 jammer, S6-S9 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** IRAN. 9855, Just checking via UTwente, May 17 at 2006 tune-in for
full ID from IRIB/VIRI and English schedule. Good modulation level now
but rather tinny, // much weaker 9835. The 1920 broadcast. Ullmar
Qvick, Sweden, SW Bulletin had recently notified station of barely
audible modulation (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NEW ZEALAND. 5945, May 18 at 0603, oh oh, RNZI is already on here
with news mentioning radio signals, instead of 11725 which used to be
at good level but 5945 is only fair this early and adjacent to 5950
WRMI. RNZI have made another abrupt mid-season schedule change,
gearing down for southern winter. Yes, website How To Listen now
shows:

``RNZ Pacific (RNZI) broadcasts at the following frequencies and times
to different parts of the Pacific Region. Expect schedule changes from
time to time to take account of propagation to our target audience.
NB: Every month on the first Wednesday is Maintenance day at our
transmitter site from 2230 - 0600 UTC. (Thursdays 1030 - 1800 NZST)
During this period there may be interruptions to our programmes.

29 Mar 2020 - 25 Oct 2020
[sic, altho sked as below did NOT start 29 Mar]
UTC kHz Target Days
00:00 - 04:58 13840 Pacific Daily
04:59 - 05:58 9700 from 18 May Pacific Daily
05:59 - 09:58 5945 Pacific Daily
09:59 - 12:58 5945 Solomon Isl and PNG Mon - Fri
12:59 - 19:58 6170 Pacific Sat
12:59 - 16:50 6170 Pacific Sun-Fri
16:51 - 17:35 6115 DRM Cook Isl, Samoa, Tonga Sun-Fri
17:36 - 18:35 7285 DRM Cook Isl, Samoa, Tonga Sun-Fri
18:36 - 20:58 9760 DRM Cook Isl, Samoa, Tonga Sun-Fri
19:59 - 20:58 1725 Pacific Sat [sic: typo for 11725 presumably]
20:59 - 00:00 13840 Pacific Daily``

Note: as presented above, there are NO broadcasts Sat & Sun at
0959-1258! I find this hard to believe (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 9830, May 17 at 2229 quick check hears music, so VOT
English is operative today, but who knows if it started on time?
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 10127-CW, May 18 at 1411, CQ DE W9EBE K over and over,
probably recorded but originally by a distinctive fist, prolonging the
dahs and/or shortening the dits.

W9EBE USA
EMERSON A COX
PO BOX 717
DE SOTO, IL 62924

You *must* take a look at Chip`s page, including autobiography:
https://www.qrz.com/lookup/w9ebe
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2034 monitoring: confirmed UT
Monday May 18 at 0130 on WRMI 7780, VP after double-ID by BZ and RE in
English, uteblapp immediately as I start talking.

Also confirmed UT Mon May 18 at 0230 on WRMI 7780, VG via Rochester.

Also confirmed UT Mon May 18 at 0301 on Area 51 via WBCQ 5130, VG at
Rochester SDR.

Also confirmed UT Mon May 18 at 0330 on WRMI 9955, fair at Anna TX
KiwiSDR I picked at random; poor at TWR Bonaire and fading out by
0400; good at Maine SDR. Next:

Controversy continues about the IRRS site on 7290. Someone should
perform multi-receiver TDOA on this and settle it once and for all.
Those in a better position to know are sure it is neither Bulgaria nor
Romania. Alexander Busneag, Germany says to the WOR iog:

``So in conclusion, there are many reasons why IRRS 7290 kHz cannot be
via Romania, and Mauno now also got a confirmation from RADIOCOM that
this transmission is not from them. While it is clear that 9510 kHz
EVIDENTLY is via Romania, there is absolutely not the slightest hint
that IRRS 7290 kHz would come from Romania! ;-) As Ivo states that
IRRS 7290 kHz is not via Bulgaria either, I would suggest to mark the
TX location as "unknown":

1800vUT Monday IRRS 7290 UNKNOWN? 594-Italy``

0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

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

Thanks this week for financial support from Chris Campbell, Columbus
OH, who sent a contribution via PayPal to woradio at yahoo.com with
this comment: ``For your long and excellent dedication to a hobby that
has expanded my knowledge for a lifetime``

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contribute by MO or check in US funds on a US bank to: Glenn Hauser, P
O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 7490.1, Sunday May 17 after 2100, checking WBCQ webcast,
rock music instead of `Marion`s Attic`, as #1 fan Mark Coady, Ontario
had just complained. Wonder what happened?

Poorly on SW at 2210 should be `Uncle Bill`s Melting Pot`, but unlike
usual fare, rather woman lecturing to laughing audience. Soon I
recognize it`s Anna Russell`s hilarious take on Wagner`s Ring Cycle.
So now there are comedy routines on UBMP. Finally at 2229 Bill comes
on with UBMP announcement and sponsor which I do not endorse; also
plugs the upcoming special repeat. As for Anna Russell, wikipedia:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anna_Russell
``Among her best-known works are her concert performances and famous
recordings of The Ring of the Nibelungs (An Analysis) – a humorous
22-minute synopsis of Richard Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen – and
(on the same album) her parody How to Write Your Own Gilbert and
Sullivan Opera.[1]`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1638 UT May 18