[abdx.org] Glenn Hauser logs January 28-29, 2022

** AUSTRALIA. 2368.5, Jan 28 replies to my non-reception of R. Symban:
“Hi Glenn, I may try this evening local time to see if I can receive them on 2368.5. As you said, they haven’t been on SW for many years and their current licensed transmitter location is near their studios in inner-west Sydney.
Radio La Manamea Samoa, who “borrowed” the licence for a short time after Symban left the airwaves, is also gone from that frequency. Radio LMS’s owner got into a fair amount of trouble a few years back in relation to allegedly pocketing advertising money from local businesses and failing to deliver. IMO, he’s also using frequencies/locations that he isn’t licenced for by the ACMA.
Both Symban and Radio LMS (now known as Samoa FM) are on the 151 MHz “narrowband area service” band in Sydney but not on ~206 MHz, which is the DAB+ frequency and neither Symban nor Samoa FM are in the DAB+ station lists.“
[Later at 1033 UT]: “Zero signal from Symbian on 2368.5 at the Tecsun Radios Australia kiwiSDR (Araluen NSW) and VK2ARI KiwiSDR which is just around the corner from the licensed transmitter location.
Its all a ruse!!
However there is another licensee on the same frequency in Western Australia. I will check their closest SDRs now.
VK6QS KiwiSDR has nothing either on 2368.5 at this time (1040 UT), however there is a remnant of local rfi on 2366.15 approx.
This was done as a check on the other ACMA licensed station on 2368.5 which may be a work-in-progress (like Dave Hacko, who I’m really keen on hearing when he’s completed his setup). — Regards, BRIAN POWELL, VK2XBP, Sydney, Australia“ on the WOR iog (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** CANADA. 351 MCW kHz, Jan 28 at 0648 UT, dash and YKQ, 500 watt NDB at Fort Rupert / Waskaganish, Quebec. No problem separating from 350 RG OKC, tuning in USB.
258 MCW kHz, Jan 28 at 0652 UT, dash and ZSJ, 1000 watt NDB at Sandy Lake, Ontario. Only one on 258 listed by dxinfocentre.com/ndb.htm
Higher up still blocked by noise peaking around 395 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** NORTH AMERICA. Re: “UNIDENTIFIED. 6920.0 AM, Jan 16 at 0714, S6-S8 rock music with heavy bass. Extremely unusual for a N American pirate to be on so late; and I had not heard any on this band during `prime` Saturday evening time. No reports in HF Underground, except this unrelated? 7 hours later on 6920.6 with various IDs including Partial India Radio, Pirate Radio Boston, Captain Ganja, Radio Free Euphoria: www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,91736.0.html (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)“
Chris Lobdell replies Jan 27: “Hi Glenn, Your later reception on 6920 was actually partial India radio with their 25th anniversary show and you heard audio clips from various stations as part of the program“ (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** TURKEY [and non]. 5960, Fri Jan 28 at 2300, VOT succeeds today as heard via UTwente, only +16 Hz carrier offset, VG modulation, no squeal! SimulSpain on 9690 via Virginia is VG too, but topic seems familiar, interview about an exhibition of American art — rather offputting since none of it is to be seen, so I stick with TRT. After news, press review, a commentary by an academic about Turkey`s interest in defusing the Ukraine/Russia situation just across the Black Sea, offering to mediate; and 2322 `Feeling Supreme/Health Line`, this time about natural cures for nasal congestion, such as apple vinegar. Since 2310 there has been CCCCCCI way under the Turksig but gradually increasing; after 2329 mostly music (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2123 monitoring: confirmed UT Friday January 28 at 0130 on WRMIs: 5850 VG direct; at 0149, 7780 S9+10 into UTwente.
Also confirmed UT Fri Jan 28 at 0330 on WRMI 5985: S5 to Maryland SDR, S9 to Knoxville SDR and JBA direct. NO signals at new Aguadas, Colombia SDR; still streaming but antenna disconnected?
Also confirmed Friday January 28 at 1530 on WRMI 9955, S9/+10 direct, no jamming.
Also confirmed Friday January 28 from about 1915 on IRRS via Bulgaria 7290 into UTwente, and AM Italia 1323 kHz into Noale SDR. During my lunch hour, both signals into one recording. But tuning first at 1854 on 1323, nothing on 918 or 207, it`s Jeff White talking about TWR, so must be `Wavescan` perhaps only a fragment. NEXUS/IBA program schedule for Friday now shows only 1323 kHz added to streaming at 1800 UT, but nothing about `Wavescan`, while WOR does show at 1915. Did not follow exactly what went on in the 1900-1915 period, but at 1913 live check, 7290 has ME music presumably IRRS fill, no trace of 14580 harmonic, and 1323 has QRM in German, i.e. the minority service from Romania. This continues to be a problem for the rest of the hour. Distance from Târgu Muresh in central Romania to Noale, Italy, SDR location is 969 km = 602 stmi, yet it overcomes AM Italia only 53 km = 33 stmi away, city-to-city distances. 1915 IRRS ID on 7290 and WOR, while on 1323 we are underneath the German. At 1925 I check how 1323 is making it to UTwente: JBA mix of WOR and Romania. Still going past 1930 until 1944, altho in last few minutes of recording I am hearing only one of me, not sure from which.
Also confirmed at 2139 the 2130 replay on 1323 kHz, now much better into Noale, S8/12 and no CCI; while to UTwente, 1323 is S9+10 with some deep fades, and lite CCI under, language uncertain. Also a very lite squeal audible via both remotes. There are two very low powers in UK; more in Iran and Tanzania if on at this hour, but language could be Chinese, i.e. PRC where there are 8 stations totaling 1360 kW, led by a 600 and a 500. Anyhow, WOR plays to completion 2159, then IRRS ID, FSN and UN news, 2208 still on with music. Next:
0230 UT Saturday WRMI 9395 to NNW 2030vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM 0030 UT Sunday WRMI 7730 to WNW 0400vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0415; as late as 0530] 1330 UT Sunday WMRI Europe via Ch 292 Germany 9670 2100 UT Sunday IRRS 1323-Italy & 207? 2330 UT Sunday WRMI 5950 to NNW 0030 UT Monday WRMI 7730 to WNW 0400vUT Monday WBCQ 6160v Area 51 to WSW 2330 UT Tuesday WRMI 9955 to SSE [jammed?] 1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW 2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW 0130 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW 0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S
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** U S A. (7490.1v), UT Sat Jan 29 at 0100, WBCQ webcast starts `AAAWWW` but it`s immediately obvious that it`s another repeat of last week which was a repeat of January 8 with all the Happy New Year stuff. So never mind. If you wonder what a lot of radio tubes, Allan, and the gorgeous Angela look like, many photos appear on his feed at disgraced Twitter: https://twitter.com/Allanwbcq (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** U S A. 700 kHz, Jan 28 at 0703 UT, S9 of open carrier dead air from WLW! Is this a Fox-hole? No, news network is apparently ABC per NRC AM Log. 0706 cuts back on with `Red Eye Radio`. Obviously nohuman paying attention at WLW, one of our `great` radio stations. Meanwhile I hear traces of other signals; KHSE TX is the normal #2 here on 700, but the Log now shows 8 other US & Canadians at night; and IRCA Mexican Log shows three there. Try subsequent nights for 700 DX in case the hole be programmed into automation (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** U S A. 1130 kHz, Jan 28 at 2047 UT and still after 2100, KLEY Wellington KS is modulating! Pop music, on caradio. With KLEY, dead air is the norm and mod the anomaly, so to be heard how long this may last (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, Jan 28 from 0655 to 0702 UT: 774-2, 837, 846-TP?, 855, 882-2, 909, 999, 1044, 1053, 1098-2, 1107, 1134, 1215*, 1413. *strongest no doubt UK. -2 means at least two carriers beating (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
This report dispatched at 0136 UT January 29