Hard-Core-DX.com: Glenn Hauser logs November 5-6, 2017

Glenn Hauser logs November 5-6, 2017

Monday, November 06 2017

** ALASKA. 6155, Nov 6 at 1358, solo hymn by OM in English, ``Every hour I need thee``, S5-S8; 1358 Chinese announcement; 1400 KNLS IS, 1401 Chinese ID for another hour. Well atop CCCCCCI but its timesignal clearly audible at 1400. It may be difficult to find a SW frequency not occupied by China, but not *that* hard, as KNLS keeps self-defeatingly popping up on them: HFCC shows 6155 CNR Beijing site at 1000-1605, and KNLS at 1300-1600, last hour in Russian. E.g., KNLS could be on 6150 or 6160 and confront nothing but low-power Germans during that trihour (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ALGERIA [non]. 6105, Nov 6 at 0640, TDA in Arabic but humbuzz on transmitter in FRANCE; also ACI from 6100 Cuba still on (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15140, Nov 5 at 1916, RHC in its extremely gutteral Arabic, instead of English; and English hour also confirmed at 2003 shifted one UT hour later to 20-21 with Cuba`s return to standard time in step with USA. Some other but not all RHC transmissions will have shifted too (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5040, Nov 6 at 0644, RHC English is still on during final hour; perhaps because of un-DSTing, formerly closing this at 0600 while the other three on 49m continued. During plug for essay contest on World of Stamps, wherein one`s pro-Revolutionary credentials must always be evident (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15562 approx., Nov 6 at 1406, horribly distorted spurblob; at first suspected out of 15700 CRI relay, but no match; then obviously matching modulation to RHC Spanish on clear fundamental 15370, and further blobs circa 63 kHz multiples above and below, weaker at the outskirts: above: 15434, 15491, 15624, 15686; below: 15307, 15244, 15181, 15118, 15055. Frequencies cannot be pinned down exactly as several kHz wide with no center carrier. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ERITREA. 7181.546, Nov 6 at 1352, JBA carrier from intruder VOBME via long-path on characteristic split frequency; with QRhaM from a 7181.0-LSB station. Much weaker than Somaliland on 7120 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 4000-USB, Nov 6 at 1335, MARS net on this exact band-edge frequency (so a ham could also be running 4000-LSB); calls heard include AAT6HN, AA6HW, into brief digital burst. MARSians do a lot of that now (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1902 monitoring: not confirmed UT Monday Nov 6 at 0030 on 9331v-CUSB, no signal --- maybe MUF has dropped, as normally strong 7490 is weak, so is 5130+, and no signal on 3265v. The 0030 strip of WOR airings are now disadvantaged suddenly one hour deeper into the night. Confirmed UT Mon Nov 6 starting late after 0303 on Area 51 webcast, but inaudible on 5130 (7490 still poor). Also confirmed after 0430 UT Monday Nov 6 on WRMI webcast, but 9955 too weak. Next:
Tue 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730
Tue 2030 WRMI 9455 11580; 7780?

** U S A. 9395 // 9455, Nov 6 at 0629, WRMI amid floating VOA news relay during Oldies.

Unraveling WRMI time shifts: 9455, Nov 6 at 1337, no longer // 9955 which has Eslovaquia in Spanish. During DST, when at 1230 UT, REI 9955 was duplicated on 9455. Now, instead, the first hour of `The Power [tri-]Hour` weekdays, is on all three WRMIs, 7780, 9395, and 9455. A considerable delay behind 7490 WWCR (and seemingly also 13845, very weak yet). Altho always displayed in ET, the WRMI 9955 sked is now effective as of Nov 5 so may also entail some programming updates:

** U S A. 7490, Nov 6 at 1402, WWCR has split away from `The Power Hour` after first hour which has now shifted to 13-14 M-F. Now on air is `Challenge Ministries`, confused Bob Martin urging us to listen to his webcast ``this evening at 8 pm DST``, of which there is now no such thing, and which zone DST?? Mentions Jaxonville, so could be Illinois, Oregon, Texas, i.a., or even Florida (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17775, Nov 6 at 1420, no signal yet from KVOH; by 1503 a JBA carrier as propagation is starting to build up; unknown whether really started by 1400 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 13565.46-LSB, Nov 6 at 1343, 2-way in Spanish as I am hunting for HIFER beacons such as K6FRC around here, none heard (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1655 UT November 6