Hard-Core-DX.com: Glenn Hauser logs November 6-7-8, 2017

Glenn Hauser logs November 6-7-8, 2017

Wednesday, November 08 2017

** ARGENTINA [non]. 11580, Monday Nov 6 at 2100, RAE German via WRMI opens with day as Freitag. Seems these are always running a day late (or more if a weekend intervene). You`d think they could get a current day`s program to WRMI by airtimes (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 12120, Nov 8 at 1400, CNR1 theme music. Only jammer audible vs VOA Chinese this hour only via Philippines; also vs persistent RTTY (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6100, Nov 7 at 0737, RHC is still on here, in English! Undermodulated. Also on 6060; and 6000 is still on too, but in Spanish, distorted. We are in a transition period between the real beginning of B-17 on Oct 29, the un-DST changes Nov 5 --- and the RHC schedule changes officially from Nov 12, per a schedule received by Wolfgang BÃschel.

Indeed it shows intentional retiming of English block from 01-07 to 02-08, and it`s already started. On 6000 and reactivated 6145 thruout; adding 5040 at 06-07; and adding 6060, 6100 at 06-08. So no more English at 01-02. As I`ve already logged, the 23-24 English has already shifted to 00-01 on 11880, but that will move to 9720. It`s supposedly to Africa (well after midnight over there), at 130 degrees, // 5040 ND.

Some other changes affect Spanish, such as new 11650 at 13-15, 11950 at 12-15 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1903, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 7365, 7435, Nov 7 at 0745, wall-of-noise jamming against nothing, and even audible on 9805 amid a mostly dead band, while Radio Martà is really only on also jammed 5980 and 6030 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ROMANIA. 5980, Nov 7 at 2310, RRI English is in AM today instead of DRM (you never know which it will be, and another day someone reported a switch made during the hour). It`s good S9+10, with carrier wavering a bit vs BFO, but can`t really tell if there be a second carrier from Radio Chaski; without embargo, I listen closely 2330-2336+ and detect no change to a steadier signal, which would have denoted Chaski went off (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1902 monitoring: confirmed Tuesday November 7 at 2030 on 9455, 11580, and yes, 7780, as Harold Frodge logged last week. Whenever I`ve checked on other days, 7780 has stayed with Brother MoleStair, so as not on skedgrid, we need to check every day between 20 and 21 whether 7780 opt out to anything else.

WORLD OF RADIO 1903 contents: Anguilla, Argentina, Asia non, Bhutan, Brazil, China, Cuba, East Turkistan, Egypt, Ethiopia,, Germany, Goa, Greece, India, Japan, Kashmir, Korea North, Kuwait, North America, PerÃ, Philippines, Tibet non, UK, USA, Zanzibar; and the propagation outlook

WORLD OF RADIO 1903 monitoring: confirmed first airing less than a semi-hour after completed, Tuesday November 7 at 2130 on WRMI 9455, fair. Almost confirmed UT Wed Nov 8 at 0030 on WBCQ 9330, JBA. This almost-daily transmission suddenly shifted a UT hour later for non-DST season, continues to be almost inaudible here. Is it just falling MUF due to propagation, or some other change at WBCQ? Is it well heard anywhere else?

Confirmed Wed Nov 8 at 1039 as I happen to awaken and check the 1030 on WRMI 5850, good but some fading between S9+10 and S9, indicating the falling pre-sunrise MUF is getting closer. Absolutely no signal on // 9455 so can`t reconfirm that still exist (also not propagating: WRMI 9395 & 9955).

WOR 1903 also confirmed Wed Nov 8 at 1415 on WRMI 9955, over lite pulse jamming: tnx a lot, Arnie! Now a real UT hour later, there is ACI on both sides: from 9950 an equally strong but sounding louder station, which I figured would be one of the Kazes from Japan/Taiwan, but no, per NDXC/Aoki it`s TWR India, Wed 1400-1430 Sindhi, 1430-1445 Vasavi, 100 kW, 131 degrees from Tashkent, Uzbekistan! NOT listed in HFCC; per that we would have to assume at 1300-1500, something NEW via KCH Moldova eastward. It`s mostly evitable with narrow bandwidth and offtuning to 9957. But after 1430 there is also ACI from a weaker 9960: which is Furusato no Kaze via Palau, at 1430-1500 only. We had a similar problem in B-16. Next:

Wed 2200 WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Thu 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Thu 2230 WRMI 5850 to NW
Fri 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0729 HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1531 HLR 7265-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2030v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2230 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2300 WRMI 11580 to NE
Sun 0200 WRMI 11580 to NE
Sun 0410v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1130 HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0400v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0430 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Tue 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030 WRMI 11580 to NE, 9455 to WNW, 7780 to NE

** U S A. 5970, Nov 7 at 0739, big S9+10 signal in mariachi music, song about pelotas but must have a religious angle: it`s WEWN Spanish, ex-5810. We had been wondering when they would get around to making this change as in their B-17 registrations. It`s splashing out to 5965-5975. Don`t know of anything wrong with 5810, but maybe they found themselves to be too marginalized at the bandedge? 5970 is now registered 00-15 UT, and no 5810.

However, Nov 8 at 0245, a JBA carrier on 5970, hard to believe it`s WEWN (listed AWR Punjabi via Austria), and still nothing on 5810. 0658 & 1358 nothing on either. At 1501, neither and still no 12050, so WEWN Spanish has been OFF the air. While English at 1358 remains on new 12065, but S9-S6 with heavy flutter; 1400 ID mentions 12065 for next hour. By 1501, English is on 15610 and very poor (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17775, Tue Nov 7 at 2205, VG S9+30/40 KVOH with salsabanza song, the SSOB and virtually the OSOB, until abruptly cut off at 2211*. Replying to my previous obs of no KVOH heard before 1500, Ray Robinson explained:

``Hi, Glenn. After sticking with the same UT schedule year-round for the past few years, we decided this year to make the hour change when North American Daylight Savings [sic] ended. The majority of our listeners to our Spanish programming on 17775 kHz are in Cuba and Mexico, and both of those countries have Daylight Savings the same as here (although in southern Mexico, the dates of the changes are different). We therefore felt it would be less confusing to our listeners, our broadcasters and our own internal staff if we adjusted the UT schedule so we could still be heard at the same local times. Thus, KVOH is now on 17775 kHz 1500-2000 UT Mon & Wed, and 1500-2200 Tue, Thu & Fri. The last two hours on Fridays are in English. Ray Robinson, Voice of Hope World Radio Network, http://www.voiceofhope.com``

17775, Nov 8 at 1459, JBA carrier, and also one on 17777 which soon goes off, part of KVOH tune-up process? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1903, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 6115, Nov 8 at 0246, WWCR is still on here an hour later than before, S9+40 gospel huxter with conspiracy nonsense and says this is his new frequency from last night; it`s Pastor Butch on `Call to Decision` from GCN, mentioned during a lengthy adstring. Yet WWCR is also on 3215 with BS, which had been the next frequency after 0100 via WWCR-1. Current WWCR transmitter sked shows this 02-03 segment only on 6115 is now from WWCR-4, preceded by 7520 and followed by 5890; while WWCR-1 does start 3215 at 0200 moving from 6115 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1713 UT November 8