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Glenn Hauser logs November 24, 2017   
Friday, November 24 2017

** BOTSWANA. 4930, Nov 24 at 0118, VOA relay still expanded, VP S4-S6 with music (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 11820, Nov 24 at 0056, song at S5-S2, yet stands out vs much weakened Florida and Cuba nearby on 11825, 11840, etc. Typical CRI behavior: cut off at 0057*. Xi`an does it again on 25m, 500 kW, 200 degrees, long path? in Cantonese from 0000 per Aoki/NDXC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 770, Nov 24 at 0125, Spanish immediately mentions ``nuestro comandante en jefe, Fidel Castro Ruz``, so suspected Cuban. Then a calendar of events to do with various Revolutionary anniversaries; on E-W, not N-S antenna also making Mexico unlikely. Radio Rebelde, as listed for Victoria de las Tunas (named after a music competition?)? No, not // 5025 or 1180. Finally resumes PBP of a partido estÃpido de pelota, and lucky me, Radio Artemisa ID in passing, the only other Cuban on 770. In fact, CMCW, La Salud, Artemisa is much closer, just SW of Habana, than Tunas way off to the Orient.

0200 recheck for a ToH ID? Now bleed from KKOB and/or KKOB is mixing, as I hear a Spanish mention of 97.5 FM, but think this is a different station before CMCW fade back in with bÃisbol. WRTH doesn`t show any 97.5s among the Artemisa frequencies; nor for 770 Mexicans in WRTH, IRCA or CantÃ. WRTH link to artemisaradioweb.icrt.cu does not work without the www. But I find nothing about FM frequencies other than the main one 92.1 along with 1000 AM. Why not try the Dominican Republic 770 station? WRTH shows its FM on 97.1 --- close but not close enough. No leads in the WTFDA FM Database either (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 4765, Nov 24 at 0144, no signal from Radio Progreso, just CODAR sweeps. Supposed to start at 0130. No 4764 from Perà either, presumably off earlier (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EAST TURKISTAN [and non]. 7480, Nov 24 at 0101, humroar obscures any program modulation. Aoki/NDXC shows *jammed RFA Uighur, 200 kW, 60 degrees via TAJIKISTAN this hour only (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GERMANY. 7470, Nov 24 at 0102, again JBA carrier about S3 equal to noise level, trace of talk with ECSS, still at 0157. I had been hoping this would turn into Station YHWH anti-Christ pirate on his last known active frequency, as the last time I checked the lists, nothing else was scheduled, e.g. HFCC as of Nov 22; but now NDXC/Aoki dated Nov 23 shows 7470: VOA Deewa Radio in Pashto, 100 kW, 92 degrees via Lampertheim at 0100-0400 --- so if & when YHWH resume, he should do so on another frequency, clear (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 580, Nov 24 at 0121, Spanish talk and song, best on the N-S antenna, probably XEMU Piedras Negras, Coahuila, still not abandoned for FM? Altho that`s also the opposite bearing for WIBW Topeka in English; then SAH of 64/minute between them = 1.07 Hz (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 7570, Nov 24 at 0154, via WRMI, Brother HyStairical brags that he`s on eleven SW transmitters every day, and those who mock are in for trouble. Like WJHR? Also takes pride (?) in being ``the most hated preacher``? Not by me: I merely pity him and those he Scares (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1905 monitoring: not confirmed UT Friday November 24 after 0030 on WBCQ, as no signal is detectable on 9330 via any of my receivers. But could be on / low powered and just not propagating. (US SW stations need to be more flexible and in step with seasonal propagation factors. 9265 WINB is S3-S5, 9470 WWRBS is S4-S7, 9395 WRMIBS is S9+25) Next:
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 [or #1906?]

Full WOR schedule via all media, and podcast access:

** U S A. 5085, Nov 24 at 0111, for the second night in a row, WTWW-2 and parasites are on with Xmasmx audible only on blasting fundamental, ``Sleigh Ride``. Will probably remain more secular than sacred, for the duration, every night? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 780-CUSB, Nov 24 at 0130 UT, C&W music on USB only, but over WBBM, while tuning LSB hears nothing but WBBM. It`s KJME Fountain CO, 1900/720 watts U4, already known to be USB.

This is an important technical factor, but apparently not to be found in FCC info, nor in major references such as the NRC AM Log (nor the WRTH: it`s too low-powered to make the cut for any listing). On SW such as WBCQ, CUSB means ``compatible upper sideband``, i.e. no LSB and the carrier is reduced a certain percentage (how much?) to save power, but supposedly not enough to make it sound like SSB without a BFO. In the case of these MW stations, I assume the carrier is not reduced much, if at all, merely suppressing the other sideband completely. Is this the so-called ``Power-side`` system? And what is the advantage other than reduced power consumption? Surely it`s not to ``protect`` adjacent frequencies in the age of IBOC.

C&W music, then 0131 UT Army National Guard PSA sponsored by the Colorado Broadcasters Association; recheck at 0147, same PSA again way over WBBM, and ad for J. W. Hardwood Lumber CO., 719-396-2346, 20 miles east of Colorado Springs on Hwy 24. This session of MW logs is on the NRD-545, not the DX-398 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1100, Nov 24 at 0133 UT, WTAM Cleveland OH with a creative commercial I axually appreciate for a product I detest: a place called Cigars Cigars, presenting it as if it were a church, along with hymnody, ``the perfect place to rest your ash``; on to iHeart promo for WTAM, KOA, et al. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1110, Nov 24 at 0134 UT, obviously KFAB Omaha NE but dead air! Then a computer voice says ``45 seconds``; more dead air; then ``15 seconds`` and about 4 double pips, before music at 0135:30 UT resuming ``The Best of the Glenn Beck program``. So this major station during prime time lets cues on the air during an unfulfilled local commercial break (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0448 UT November 24


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