[HCDX] Glenn Hauser logs December 5-6, 2008
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[HCDX] Glenn Hauser logs December 5-6, 2008

** BRAZIL. Dec 6 at 0658, weak and very distorted Brazilian on approximately 11960, seemed to be preacher until 0701, then tentatively heard Globo mentioned and into music. No detectable carrier. This is probably R. Globo, Rio, which has been reported for months by Brazilian DXers way off nominal frequency 11805 with such distorted spurious emissions. Brazilians on 11780, 11815, 11925 were also audible, but Globo`s nominal frequency has been hijacked by CVC Chile at 0000-0800, so one can hardly blame Globo for moving elsewhere, except this is presumably unintentional. Previous reports have found it way above 12000 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. Another anomaly from RHC: UT Sat Dec 6 at 0706 I was surprised to find English still running on 11760, past nominal 0700 closing. Quickly checked other frequencies and found it // but an echo apart on 6000, 6060, 9550, not on 6140. Recheck at 0716, still running on 6000 only. With RHC you never know whether they are just being sloppy, experimenting or deliberate. I suspect the program feed automatically restarts the English recording every two hours, and if the transmitter operator is dozing, out it goes again until he upwakes (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [non]. Checking WRMI webcast, Dec 5 at 2240, heard R. República instead of WRN – or rather in addition to WRN, as there was something in English mixing underneath. Not enough clear signal on 9955 to tell if they same thing was happening there, but probably so. Strangely enough, program outro until 2257 was Amanecer, i.e. the wake-up show for the mornings, presumably repeating the one at 11-12 on 6100 via Sackville. By now the WRN clash was gone. Then announced schedule on 11835, which I missed, and Sat and Sun 7-9 pm [0000-0200 UT Sun & Mon; used to be 7 days] on 9785. This may be outdated since R.R. is back on WRMI directly, 9955. Probably at least M-F 22-01 UT, time which had been filled with WRN programming, so the following lose their WRMI relays again, probably without even knowing they were on in the first place: 2200 Ireland, 2230 Romania, 2300 Netherlands, 0000 Russia, 0030 Israel. Break for WRMI`s own ID around hourtop 2300, and then
 at 2302 Patos a la Libertad, I thought they said at first, but it`s Pasos a la Libertad (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. VOI, 9525.9, Dec 6 at 1502 re-opening an English broadcast and soon cut off the air at 1502:30. This is SOP for such an uncoordinated station (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PHILIPPINES. Checked 24 hours later, exactly the same thing happened again, so it must be misprogrammed that way into the automation: Dec 6 at 1359 on 6105, R. Netherlands opening English broadcast, even tho followed at 1400 by VOA Chinese via Tinang. And once again a weak het, maybe Mérida. So until fixed, RNW needs to add to its schedule a one-minute English broadcast at 1359 on 6105 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PORTUGAL. RDP Internacional, 11885, Dec 6 at 1438 with Portuguese music, soon IDed by // 15560, but 11885 much weaker. Had not noticed it before, but it`s scheduled weekends only at 45 degrees (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. A bit surprised to hear a DX program in Portuguese on WRMI 9955, UT Sat Dec 6 at 0634, but after a few minutes there was Jaime Báguena speaking his usual Castilian; I guess these were segments in the scheduled La Rosa de Tokio; no jamming at the moment (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also CUBA [non]

UNIDENTIFIED. 6074, Dec 6 at 1400-1401, V/CQ marker de 8GAL lasting a few sex past 1401, so must have started a few sex past the closing R. Rossii timesignal (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Re 10000 in previous report: Oops, Observatório Nacional is reported to give timechex every 10 seconds, not every minute, so it shouldn`t take long to ID it when it is not conflicting with WWV, or WWVH voice announcements; best when neither is intoning either or running various other service announcements (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)


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