Hard-Core-DX.com: Glenn Hauser logs November 6-7, 2017

Glenn Hauser logs November 6-7, 2017

Tuesday, November 07 2017


** CUBA. 11880, Nov 6 at 2232 check, RHC is off! Maybe a new frequency? Quickly scanned 6-18 MHz SWBC bands and nothing, but regular Spanish frequencies propagating. (Could also be on a spy-numbers frequency by mistake, not sought.) Had been French this hour, and English at 23 during A-17, and during previous B-seasons, 11880 moved *earlier* an hour to 21-22 instead of later. Not this time, at least today. At 2301, now 11880 is on and in French, so moved an hour later. Is it // 5040? At first seemed so during music, but at 2319, 5040 definitely in Spanish. How about English? At 0019 UT Nov 7, now both 11880 and 5040 are indeed in English. So both have moved an hour later, and remain // rather than two hours apart. In these early days of transition, RHC could be all mixed up so we`ll see if this pattern stick.

11840, Nov 6 at 2320, RHC Spanish is off, altho it was on before 23. By 0020 Nov 7, 11840 is back on and now // mainstream 11760, 11670 et al.

11950 // 6000, Nov 7 at 0020, separate hour of TV simulcast, `Mesa Redonda` has now shifted an hour later, discussing Lenin (not LenÃn) as if they really take him seriously! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6945-USB, Nov 6 at 2215, pirate music, 2220 bells and YL announcement, poor, off at 2224. I was about to take a nap holding only the PL-880 with no external antenna. Recheck at 2231 a bit more music and off again. Now on the NRD at 2318, and 2328, pumping pirate disco music. These logs say it`s Clever Name Radio, not surprisingly, with similar on/off notes:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,38581.0.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ROMANIA. 5975-5980-5985, Nov 6 at 2316, DRM noise from RRI allegedly English listed as AM, and now I can`t detect a Chaski carrier amid, so no point trying to catch cutoff after 2330. Could be there but now overcome by stronger DRM. May take auroral conditions to even out the odds (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1902 monitoring: confirmed UT Tue Nov 7 after 0030 on WRMI 7730, VG S9+25 but some fading; now scheduled simultaneously on WBCQ 9330v-CUSB, as I strain to hear it. Finally a JBA carrier about 9329.94, and trace of modulation, so apparently on, but way above the current MUF (before WBCQ s/on 9330, at 0022 had some JBA RTTY with flutter). Other WBCQ is on 7489.92 and sufficient. Next:
Tue 2030 WRMI 9455 11580; 7780?
Hope to have new WOR 1903 ready for next broadcast, Tue 2130 on WRMI 9455, and another try for 9330 at 0030 Wed (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5935, Nov 6 at 2326, WWCR is on earlier than A-17 from *2359, not with DGS, but Brother MoleStair! Website sked says span is now 23-13 UT altho HFCC shows available as early as 22. Anyhow, further trouble for R. Yura, Bolivia, which would have to be heard before 2259 if at all. However, it may be gone again, as there have been no further reports of it from S America, but unless someone says so, we can`t tell if it`s still on the air and just not logged, or definitely off the air.

Meanwhile, 13845 WWCR is still on with DGS at 0023 Nov 7, in fact very good, obviously getting a sporadic-E boost vs usual JBA day and night reception. And also obviously these are now two different transmitters, while 13845/5935 used to be a day/night pair from one. B-17 WWCR sked shows 5935 is #2 moving from 9350 at 23. 13845 is #3, which moves to 4840 at 0100 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5050, Tue Nov 7 at 0021, 0127 and 0220 chex, no signal from WWRB. In A-17 it had been on here for an hour or two from around 0000 with awful audio and programming, on UT Sun/Mon/Tue only. Normal B-season switch would be to 3195/3215, but nothing there either at all these chex; while other transmitter, WWRBS remains on 9370 by 0127, but on 3185 by 0220 --- and by then 3215 is on with WWCR #1, starting at 0200 after moving from 6115 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 670, Nov 6 at 2044 UT about 3 hours before sunset, KLTT religion, Denver barely makes it on groundwave as usual, given a quiet spot in western Enid on caradio, but also underneath is sports talk, no doubt WSCR Chicago, nà WMAQ, an erstwhile extended groundwave and/or incipient skywave in the winter. Not enough of either prop yet to bring in WGN 720 too (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 700, Nov 6 at 2045, KHSE Wylie TX *still* running ``this station is for rent, call John Hammond`` loop (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1130, Nov 6 at 2038 UT on caradio at quiet spot in western Enid, good signal with C&W music, soon ID as ``Broadcasting from the wheat capital, The Wave, your music station and home of Crusader sports``. It`s KLEY Wellington KS, just across the border, which has been absent from the groundwave dial here for months. I check 1130 frequently, latest either yesterday or ante-ayersterday.

See my previous discussion about how originally it was an easy daytime semi-local, but I had not been hearing it and presumed off; but did hear it as I drove thru Wellington on the way to Totality in August; and then not heard again. Checking the pattern, it is supposed to be directional favoring the north, but no signal at all seeping in this way on such?? Or maybe QRP, few watts like supposed to be at night only? Anyhow it`s back as of today, reraising another possible explanation, radiating omnidirexionally despite supposed to be direxional; or could even reversed lobe happen? (Glenn Hauser, Enid a.k.a. Wheat Capital, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6958.0-AM, Nov 6 at 2317 and 2328, JBA carrier with flutter; maybe a faraway pirate? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0649 UT November 7

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