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Glenn Hauser logs May 18-19, 2020

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** CHINA. 9215, May 19 at 1426, Chinese S2-S4, CNR1 jammer.

9230, May 19 at 1426, Chinese S6-S8, // CNR1 jammers vs SOH

12800, May 19 at 1433, S6-S8 CNR1 jammer. No other WOOB ones found in
WOOB scan 8-15 MHz (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 11670, May 19 at 0321, RHC S9+30 but huge hum, distorted and
undermodulated; wiggle that patchcord! Something`s always wrong at
RHC.

11800, May 19 at 0322, this RHC is merely undermodulated. Something`s
always wrong at RHC.

13740, May 19 at 0323, RHC S9+10 and hum not quite as bad as 11670.
Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 417-MCW kHz, May 19 at 0540 UT, ND beacon IY, which is 25
watts from Charles CItY, Iowa. I was tuned to 418-USB. Storm noise
level not too bad now with closest lightnings over Montana and South
Carolina. So look for more:

400-MCW kHz, May 19 at 0541, NDB AHQ, which is 25 watts from Wahoo,
Nebraska.

379-MCW kHz, May 19 at 0544, NDB RUE, 25 watts from Russellville,
Arkansas. I was tuned to 380-USB [or was it LSB?] (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** U S A. Re: <<< 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. >>>

Yes, the prolonged dahs are often part of an "accent" heard from users
of bugs (semi-automatic keys)

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

Thanks for the recommendation, Glenn; I enjoyed reading his page. I
see he's a fellow member of the CWops club, though I’ve yet to run
into him during our on-air events. Best, Saul W3WHK [Broudy],
Philadelphia, PA USA``

Also a quick search found Chip, W9EBE appeared once before in DXLD,
commenting on CFRX modulation problems, Nov 11-12, 2008y:
http://www.w4uvh.net/dxld8120.txt
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2034 monitoring: detailed listening
for IRRS broadcast of 1800 UT Mon May 18 on 7290, via UTwente SDR in
Holland, via home feeder on 90.7 MHz, notes transferred from original
Little Caesar`s tan napkin during today`s home lunch of something else:

1750, 7290, Iran in Russian concluding and into IS, no IRRS yet

1753, Iran still on, opening Italian, of all languages, on wrong
frequency! Again! and national anthem

1754.5, Iran starts Qur`an but then cuts off air, whew. Allah`ll get
`em for that

1755.5, maybe carrier from IRRS, as the slight warble it conveys
becomes audible; heavy ACI continues

BTW, consensus among reliable monitors in Europe is that 7290 IRRS is
NOT from Bulgaria or Romania, but UNKNOWN site

1757, IRRS power seems bumped up now, quieter but still ACI splash

1759, two bits of music mod cut on and off, presumably IRRS feed

1800-1805, dead air continues, no IRRS sign-on, no FSN headlines and
missing WOR start

1805, WOR audio starts cutting on and off; again at 1806

1806.5, WOR audio stays on about 5 minutes into program, still ACI
splash

1808, cut to dead air again

1809, cut WOR audio back on; I continue semi-listening and do not
notice any further breaks but there may have been some

1829, cut off during my IRCA plug, back briefly, off again and rest of
program lost, more dead air

1831, cut on Feature Story News JIP

1835, start The Shortwave Report as usual this late so its ending will
get chopped off by 1859

Meanwhile after lunch I am checking the adjacent QRM which is
unreasonably annoying, and find that Voice of Vietnam in German is on
7285 instead of 7280, at 1834-1836*

1836, 7290 IRRS SWR interrupted again by dead air except for hum, back
at 1837 and not monitored further

*1837, VOV German comes back on correct frequency 7280, which helps a
little but still splashes upon 7290, 10 kHz away.

Also during WOR, AM Synch, USB, LSB, AM, various bandwidths tried can
never eliminate the QRM. But whenever modulating, still readable if
you put up with it

WOR 2034 also confirmed UT Tuesday May 19 at 0100 on WRMI 7780 direct,
S8/S9+10, fair vs noise. Next:

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``

PayPal not necessarily US funds as they will convert. One may also
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)

UNIDENTIFIED. 2097.3-CW, May 19 at 0551, single-letter beacon, A,
every dekasecond JBA vs noise level, as it has been almost every
recent night checked, for the record; from anywhere but Quartzsite AZ
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9290-9295, May 19 at 0331, non-DRM buzz I have also
noticed before. Suspected spur out of supersig 9330 WBCQ, but probably
not, as no match on plus side; only way to be sure would be
correlating going & coming with 9330 switches off and on. Defective
9265V WINB transmitter, also DRM-capable, would be off by now (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1632 UT May 19