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Glenn Hauser logs November 28, 2020 [more]


Glenn Hauser
 

** AUSTRALIA [and non]. 6230-USB, Nov 28 at 1352, coastal marine
weather info, obsessed with wind direxions and gusting speeds in
knots, S6; 1354, ``end of transmission from VMW``, i.e. Wiluna,
Western Australia, which is far inland in central WA, hardly a marine
town, rather a gold-mining town: ``Wiluna is a small town in the Mid
West region of Western Australia. It is situated on the edge of the
Western Desert at the gateway to the Canning Stock Route and Gunbarrel
Highway. Wikipedia``. But the VMW site was obviously chosen as at a
suitable skip distance from the coasts. EiBi shows hours as 10-23; but
also on 6230, Sound of Hope and CNR1/Firedrake jamming up to 24 hours.
When VMW goes off I do detect a JBA carrier, fortunately nothing more,
but that CCI should be a much greater hazard around Oz (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

** BRAZIL. More replies on the WOR iog about the DRM tests from RNA:

Re: [WOR] Brazil DRM tests Nov 28 at 6:04 PM

``Earlier in the week I noted the signal cutting in and out but — par
for the course — with a strong carrier on 11800 {sic - means 11880?}
from (p) Cuba, so nothing decoded and the analog signal from Cuba was
also subsumed in the DRM hash — meaning that at least in Michigan both
signals were worthless.

All this just proves DRM is a poor ‘solution’ to the noise of long
distance SWBC and as a ‘double whammy’ is rather ‘fragile’ too,
collapsing into unusable/undecodable noise in the presence of any
QRM.

One wonders if anyone involved in the design of the system actually
ever listened to SWBC or tried to receive DRM under ‘normal’
double-hop SW conditions? For some reason they seem to think QAM-64
(in whatever mode) is appropriate for SW despite the fact it isn’t.

In the great green room there was a telephone. And a radio. There
should always be a radio. ;) Ken Zichi``

``Yes, boring 'playground' since 2002 year of Fraunhofer software
appeared here in Europe, the BrasTelecom technicians play in front of
the christmas tree like out of b o r e d o m. Another event, once
more, in the never-ending story of this deadborn decode / encode radio
option product. Others attend very expensive conventions in luxury
hotels around the world every year.

It's a test only; nothing on air at 0830 UT Nov 28, grayline Ireland,
Azores, Brasília central Brazil. Technically it was an exciting
innovation in 2002 to 2008 year era, once. For digital DRM tests one
should occupy a frequency in the border range for example 11.5 to 11.6
MHz.

Around the Cuban RHC La Habana external service on 11880 kHz for
Central and mainly South Africa badly extensive to interfere
with a 17 kHz wide broadband digital signal. Thanks Rudolf from São
Paulo for his informative mail recently. 73 wolfie df5sx
https://www.wwdxc.de/topnews.shtml`` (via Glenn Hauser, WOR)

** CANADA. 413-MCW kHz, Nov 28 at 0719 UT, dash and YHD, 250-watt ND
beacon at Dryden, Ontario.

401-MCW kHz, Nov 28 at 0721 UT, dash and YPO, 500-watt NDB at
Peawanuck, Ontario; also audible tuned to 400-USB (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** CUBA. 13635 & 13766 approx., Nov 28 at 1438, S9/+10 FM spurblobs
with F# tone from 13700-AM RHC, much stronger than 2nd-orders circa
13570 & 13831, approx. 65.5 kHz intervals. 13700 itself S9+10 has SAH
at fades, i.e. new CCI from Brother HyStairical via BULGARIA: see
SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

** ERITREA [non]. 17545, Sat Nov 28 at *1530:39, cuts on with talk
already underway from Biato Yiakl scheduled Sat only via FRANCE, VP
S8-S9. Note my previous unID report of Wed Nov 25, something here at
same time but +.06 kHz off-frequency; I did not notice this one being
askew but not directly measured; I was waiting for it to turn on
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. Nov 28 at 1545 UT I bandscan DTV as there is slight tropo
enhancement around here, showing BAD signals on 31, 22 and 21, but
more noticeable, my only local on RF17 has been reconfigured, no
longer showing virtual 41, KCYH-LD which is really in Ardmore, 256 km
= 159 stmi away. No longer alternating vacant channels, and no longer
three audio-only - the only DTV station I have seen ever doing that.
So no more ``Radio 74`` as on 89.3 Loyal. Here`s the new lineup with
PSIP IDs, note upper/lower cases:

17-1 K17JN-D - 3ABN bug in LR
17-2 QuoVida - QVtv bug in UR [never heard of this one before]
17-3 SmrtLfS - Smart Life Style / Television bug LR - no sound
on
Sanyo TV [``unsupported audio codec], OK via STB
17-4 HopeCh1 - Hope Channel bug UR - uplifted arms
17-5 AmFacts - Amazing Facts but no bug now; audio same as 17-3

BTW, closed-captioning only on 17-1; is that legal? Did I mention that
this Enid station was off for a while after last month`s ice storm?
(Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, WOR)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 5850, Nov 28 at 1359, TOMBS non-pausing, yet
I can barely recognize underneath the intonations of a canned Bob
Biermann WRMI ID. At 1400 is // 5800 and no doubt many others for the
expanded Sabbathcasts. And that is not all!

13700, Nov 28 at 1402, TOM is here as BS is blathering on about the
Sevens, as one of his wacko obsessions is numerology, interrupting
himself for phone contact info; RHC has not come on yet. A frequency
with TOMBS ending in -00 has got to be new from Secretbrod, BULGARIA,
but not yet listed in EiBi or Aoki/NDXC. HFCC as of my 15 Nov download
had 13700 from SOF only at 16-18 in Arabic! Ivo Ivanov had reported:

``SECRETLAND Brother HySTAIRical via SPL Secretbrod on November 18
1400-1430 13700*SCB 050 kW / 126 deg to N/ME awful strong dead air
1430-1510 13686vSCB 050 kW / 126 deg to N/ME with awful modulation``

11600 also bears Bulgarian BS, Nov 28 at 1449, yelling // 5850 WRMI
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 420-MCW kHz, Nov 28 at 0716 UT, ND beacon TU, 25 watts from
TUpelo - Verona, Mississippi. I was tuned to 419-USB. At first I
thought it might be TUlsa, OK, but its TU is on 338 with 30 watts;
have I ever heard it? Not lately if ever. On 338 if anything, I hear
RYN which is in yet another TU-town, Tucson. But in classaxe.com,
someone last logged Tulsa on 2020-11-05. Getting back to 420, I am
simul-hearing much more common FQ, 25 watts in Fairmont, Minnesota,
and also when tuned to 418-USB (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2062 monitoring: confirmed Saturday
November 28 at 1322, the 1300 on WRMI 15770, S9. Next:

[WA0RCR picked up at local range by the Warrenton MO KiwiSDR]
2030vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
2300 UT Saturday WRMI 7780 to NE
0400vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0415; as late as 0500]
0030 UT Monday WRMI 7730 to WNW
0130 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE, 5800 to SSE
0400vUT Monday WBCQ 6160v Area 61 to WSW
0430 UT Monday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
1900vUT Monday IRRS 7290 Bulgaria to WNW, 594-Italy
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
0200 UT Tuesday WRMI 9955 to SSE [jammed?] NEW
0330 UT Tuesday WRMI 5800 to SSE
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
2300 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 to SSE
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

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** U S A. 17775-, Sat Nov 28 at *1600, KVOH power is back on, cuts on
air just in time for English, 1601 Wavescan, via TWR Key West SDR but
too poor in noise to keep listening. PG&E cut power to KVOH area
yesterday as fire precaution forcing it off the air (Glenn Hauser, oK,
WOR)

** U S A. 5970, Nov 28 at 1358 open carrier, no doubt WEWN Spanish not
turned off yet, despite day frequency 12050 already on with IS,
proving that there are two different transmitters. The chanting IS I
was thinking is `Salve Regina`, but does not seem to match online
versions of it. A pity that years ago WRTH stopped including IS info,
even musical notations (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 1090, Nov 28 at 1344 UT, dead air but finally some dinging,
so it`s RCC mass, and mention of ``sacrament`` in English, ergo KEXS
Excelsior Springs MO - Kansas City market, with EWTN radio, same mass
we would be hearing if WEWN were on the SW air any more in the
mornings. It`s being overtaken by a gospel huxter citing Leviticus,
likely remnant of KAAY Little Rock, and making a slow SAH of 28/minute
= 0.47 Hz. Catholix vs Protestants! (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific JBA MW carrier search, November 28 at 1332
UT: 1566, surely 250-kW HLAZ South Korea. None others found, not even
NHK biggies on 774, etc. I`m seldom awake pre-sunrise, always running
a sleep-deficit. Today`s LSR was 1322 UT, but the latest will be about
1344 circa Epiphany, or OrthoXmas. OTOH, our earliest sunset will be
in about a week, 2316 UT (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report despatched at 1830 UT November 28