Hard-Core-DX.com: Glenn Hauser logs November 29-30, 2017

Glenn Hauser logs November 29-30, 2017

Thursday, November 30 2017

** BOTSWANA. 4930, Nov 29 at 2239, very poor S5 music, presumably VOA still on expanded schedule for Zimbabwe --- but how much of all that extra time, also via other transmitters, conveys any useful into to Zim, rather than music fill? Another monitor was even hearing a VOA music signature loop rather than music variety! Maybe I was too during this brief unsatisfactory reception.

``Noted using the U. Twente SDR receiver, shortly after 2100 UT, the 4930 kHz BOT transmitter is broadcasting continuous VOA theme music, as we often hear between actual program segments. It's a continuous loop. Keeping the frequency active until programming recommences? -- Richard Langley, 2124 UT Nov 24, dxldyg via WORLD OF RADIO 1906`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 9665.78V, Nov 30 at 0706, very unstable carrier making wavering het with stable BFO, in Brazuguese and music, from Voz MissionÃria; S4-S6, and also het from algo weak on 9665.0, probably Korea North, KCBS P`yongyang (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. Nov 30 at 0712-0714 at least, the expanded RHC English hour is instead open carrier/dead air on: 6165 S9+30, 6100 S9+20, 6060 S9+10 with ZY het, 6000 S9+30. Wake up! Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH. 7220, Thu Nov 30 at 0711, Poor S8-S5 saccharine choral music during VOK`s English hour, listed as non-direxional. CNR2, from much further west Golmud 916 ND also scheduled, but unheard despite this not being during their Wed-only siesta (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MADAGASCAR. 7330, Nov 29 at 0314, Cuban music ---? Can RHC have resumed on 40m? No, not // RHC English or Spanish frequencies. Soon at 0318 ID as La Voz Alegre, i.e. MWV, now here for B-17 at 03-04; fair with het from algo on 7330.9. (The other SS hour at 02-03 is on 6190) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA [non]. 11530, Nov 30 at 0702, VP signal, so it seems WRMI is on tonight with the previously discovered Radio Herwa International in Hausa; // 13710 via France musters a JBA carrier (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 9690, Nov 29 at 2256, REE playing strange song in English, YL with lyrix including rattlesnake, poison oak, bird dogs, treehouse, as REE is cool with playing music in English, but won`t speak a word of it to North America. Cut at 2300 for accurate 5+1 timesignal, no back announcement IDing the song, and into sign-off with own frequency schedule in cumbersome format they favor. VG S9+30 by now (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5862.0-USB, Nov 30 at 1419, weak AF MARS NCS keeps roll-calling stations with little response, but his call is AFA2ZH --- altho I am not totally certain of the number since there is no way to elucidate it fonetikaly. Also battles a het not from a 5860 broadcaster, but somecarrier on 5861.9..

Only one significant Google hit on the callsign, something from 20 years ago! at

``If you have an 18 TD and wish to trade, please e-mail me and I WILL get back to you. Many thanks, Marilyn Hartley W4ME/AFA2ZH`` --- but I thought it was a masculine voice, and the AFA2ZH call could well have been reassigned in the past bidecade. Anyhow, W4ME is now GARY M SWEDBERG, MT DORA, FL per QRZ.com, no mention of MARS and probably nothing to do with this (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1906 monitoring: confirmed, Wednesday November 29 at 2200 on WBCQ, 7490v, good (later at 2250 during Goddess Irina measured on 7489.91). Not confirmed, UT Thu Nov 30 at 0030 on WBCQ, no signal audible on 9330 (while 9265, 9370 and 9395 signals were good; by 0123 during Blalock? A JBA carrier now detectable on 9330). Next:
Thu 2230.5 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 [or #1907?]

Full WOR schedule via all media, and podcast access:

** U S A. 1040, Nov 30 at 1409 UT, occupying the null of WHO, ID definitely includes ``The Mix 98-5``, which leads directly to KCBR Monument CO (Colorado Springs mkt), as in NRC AM Log which calls it ``Blazin` 98.5`` with hiphop and IBOC. Of course, 98.5 is a measly translator and they have another on 95.7 which doesn`t get top/any? billing.

Radio-locator does not know of a website, but wikipedia does, what else?:

As for the 1040 dog wagged by 98.5, it`s a 15 kW daytimer, reduced to 2 kW during Critical Hours. November official SR/SS = 1345 UT/2345 UT, which means the 2-hour CH periods are 1345 UT-1545 UT & 2145 UT-2345 UT, so should have been on 2 kW when I heard it.

In December: 1415 UT-2345 UT, CH 1415 UT-1615 UT, 2145 UT-2345 UT. So from tomorrow, unless it have an unknown PSRA, it should not even be on the air until 1415 UT (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1360.0, Nov 30 at 1357 UT, mass in English, same as on WEWN 5970 where it`s voice-overed into Spanish (12065 English still AWOL), so this is one of our EWTN affiliates. We are blessed that our two closest 1360s are both EWTN! KDJW in Amarillo TX, and KPHN in El Dorado KS.

``Stations informing the FCC that they are silent: 1360, KPHN, KS, El Dorado â Silent Oct. 26, theft of satellite dish, EAS equipment, computer, etc. (AM Switch, NRC DX News Nov 27, published Nov 18, via DXLD)``

Monitoring this is severely impeded by the huge spur from local KCRC 1390 Enid, which now is wobbling slightly around 1360.537v, making a big het. I can hear the RCC only in the null of KCRC. KPHN is closer and does not have a null toward us like KDJW does, which maybe protects KPHN. At 1400 UT cannot pull a local ID, and into EWTN talk show, YL pitching for funding.

(At 1408 UT I am hearing the same thing on 1060, i.e. 50 kW U1 KRCN Longmont (Denver) CO, since 1345 UT sunrise, but not until 1415 UT in December, 111 watts night power.)

At 1655 UT when skywave should be minimal, I am able to DF the 1360.0 groundwave separately from KCRC 1360.537v, to find it`s indeed from KPHN direxion rather than KDJW, so KPHN has recovered (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9327.50-USB, Nov 29 at 2238, 2-way in Spanish, weak. Fortunately have not noticed this later when trying to hear 9330v WBCQ (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1817 UT November 30
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