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Glenn Hauser logs December 1-2, 2017   
Saturday, December 02 2017

** BIAFRA [non]. 11530, Dec 1 at 1903, no signal from R. Biafra, via WRMI --- this has become quite irregular/unreliable.

11530, Dec 2 at 0552, WRMI is on, but instead of R. Biafra, well-worn World Music fill from WRMI, `Sandunga` on marimba (but always enjoy hearing it); initially fair, quickly fades to very poor; while 7240 France is inaudible..

11530, Dec 2 at 0627, still on with the Brother Scare fill hour // 7570, but unknown whether R. Herwa International would really ensue at 0700, zzzz (Ivo confirmed that on Nov 30, anyway, but Dec 2 it was Wavescan!) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 4924.98, Dec 2 at 0106, JBA carrier again, as previous unID noting that R. EducaÃÃo Rural, TefÃ, Amazonas, had been on 4925.2. Ron Howard replied: ``Hi Glenn, On Nov 28, Ralph Perry noted that R. EducaÃÃo Rural was indeed on 4925.00, after having been off frequency for many years. Finally adjusted the transmitter! Dave Valko measured 4924.982. Ron, California`` Tnx, Ron, as these guys do not share their logs directly with us (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA [and non]. 9825, Dec 2 at 1457, Firedragon jamming at about equal level to Chinese, which is per Aoki/NDXC: VOA at 11-15 via Saipan, also 10-11 via Tinang (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5990, Dec 2 at 0055, CRI music relay is not off the air today but undermodulated as usual (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [non]. 7355, Dec 1 at 2135, new R. Martà frequency is not yet on, nor at 2200 when 7375 has started. Missed checking in the 2300 hour, but by 0030 Dec 2, 7355 is on again, not as dominant as yesterday but still S9+20, fair over the noise jammers which have now found it. RM also on somewhat stronger 7435 and weaker 6030, all jammed. Likewise at 0050 recheck.

7435, at 0113 Dec 2, no RM and no jamming! 7365 and 7355 are both on and jammed (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also ROMANIA

** GUATEMALA. 4055, Dec 2 at 0633, R. Verdad transmitter is still on at S9 in dead air. With tight budget, surprised they don`t try to save on the electricity bills. OTOH if leaving it on, might as well modulate it with something at no additional cost. Has some ACI from utehash on hi side (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH [non]. 6085, Dec 2 at 1347, poor signal from Shiokaze on new frequency as discovered by Ron Howard yesterday, just as I suspected they would QSY for a new month after wasting their watts on 7410 under China in Japanese. Too weak to discern whether in Chinese, Japanese of Korean, but Aoki/NDXC says Korean and started 6085 already on Nov 30 when the hour was in English. Certainly better here, but there is some hash around 6087, which Wolfgang BÃschel lately noted:

``UNIDENTIFIED. Re: Unidentified 6087.497 kHz --- Noted on Japan remote SDR post: HIGH SPEED ute data transmission at 1025 UT on Nov 15: two data PAIR string peaks visible, HIGHSPEED DATA on 6086.500 and
6087.500 kHz, S=8-9 in Hiroshima and Tokyo, Japan, but weak S=5-6 in
Seoul South Korea. 73 wb (Wolfgang BÃschel, dxldyg via DX LISTENING

** PHILIPPINES. 9345, Dec 2 at 1454, forlorn wind music, Chinese announcement at S9-S7. Aoki/NDXC shows the only 9345 anywhen is FEBC, 1400-1600, 100 kW, 300 degrees from Iba. Not worth jamming (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ROMANIA [and non]. 5980, Dec 2 at 0054, RRI closing non-DRM Spanish hour with schedule, not mentioning the fact that this frequency is subject to jamming as heard now, and likely for anystation foolish enough to pick a Radio Martà frequency, which will then be subject to jamming at any hour beyond those really used by RM (from 0700). But why should Cuba do any favors for countries which have overthrown the yoke of communist repression decades ago? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ROMANIA [and non]. 7345, Dec 2 at 0640, RRI is still colliding at about equal level with BBC WS Ascension, both English this semihour and both totally unlistenable. How about making one LSB, other USB? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN [and non]. 9690, Dec 2 at 1456, REE IS mixing with last few minutes of AIR GOS in English. A courteous station might suppress the unnecessary IS in such an overlap. REE is of course a poor signal this early to North America on weekends only. At 1502, 15500 aimed oppositeward is best, altho with dual-path echo; and 15390 is anechoic but continues to be transmitted distortedly for those unlucky South Americans. Nothing audible from a fourth frequency on 16 or 13m (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 12035, Sat Dec 2 at 1352, VOT Turkish music on poor signal, 1355 to talk feature something about living together. Confirming this is an off-week of the fortnightly `Letterbox`, back Dec 9 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1906 monitoring: confirmed UT Saturday December 2 at 0030 on WBCQ, 9329.989. Carrier is still reduced, but like yesterday audible both on USB and somewhat weaker LSB. Initially good but by 0048 faded(?) to JBA carrier (9265 WINB is still S5, 9370 WWRB dead air S9, 9395 WRMIBS S9-S5). Not confirmed, Saturday Dec 2 at 1531 on HLR 7265-CUSB via UTwente: as usual, nothing but S Asian music and talk audible from CRI Sinhala via East Turkistan. At 1557, CRI pause but still hear some weaker music, and no me until 1600 CRI blasts back on. Next:
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. 7780, Friday Dec 1 at 2027 checking what WRMI will do; currently with Brother Scare as scheduled, but at 2030 sharp, abrupt cut to AWR Wavescan // better 9455 & // best 11580 --- but it`s not the latest edition #457 starting Nov 26, but #454 starting Nov 5, with opening feature on KDKA. This opens up untold possibilities for which episode may really be appearing at the dozens of scheduled and unscheduled WS times on WRMI!

9395 // 9455 // 7780, Sat Dec 2 at 1455, WRMI Oldies continues with ``Rollin` on the River``, ``Both Sides Now`` until 1505 ID. So will delete this entry from DX/SWL/MEDIA programs of a previously monitored/discovered secret airing of Wavescan:
``Sat 1455-1525V WRMI: AWR WAVESCAN 9395``

** U S A. 7490-, UT Sat Dec 2 from 0100.5, WBCQ with `Allan Weiner Worldwide`, opening rant about overdone sexual molestation charges, re which current ``Angela, beautiful girlfriend of two months`` with him in the Land of Fla studio #9 (really, there are at least 8 others?) seems to agree, but hardly a word is heard from her. Also on weaker 5130-, delayed about 28 seconds. At 0123 he says the #1 transmitter (7490) was rebuilt and back in service about 3 weeks ago, has ERP of 220-230 kW in direxional beam toward Mexico City and South America (axually if registered 245 degrees, is toward Nuevo Laredo, missing CDMX exactly and certainly not S America). Adds that 3265 is not in use without a major customer, since that converted MW 50 kW transmitter is AM only and consumes more power than the reduced carrier/SSB ones. Price for 3265 can`t be discounted much. Here`s John Carver`s resumà of more AWWW this week:

``Show began at unknown time as I can barely copy 7490 this evening. Allan and Angela holding court this evening. Opening rant is about the number of sexual harassment charges flying around out there all of a sudden. Comments made on the fact that a lot of these things allegedly happened twenty or thirty years ago.

Moved to 5130 at 0112. Much better signal there, 20 over. Allan urges all men to be gentlemen. Next is a State of the Station report. 7490 transmitter is doing well. Says ERP is about two hundred and thirty thousand watts. Says 5130 is doing well. Still trying to sell time on 3265 without much luck. Says 3265 is well matched to the rhombic antenna. Explains how he tries to run the station without debt. First phone call at 0135. The subject of taxes comes up again briefly with that phone call. Signal on 5130 starts to fade some as it gets near 0200. At 0200 they cut the feed to 5130 and it goes off the air. I go back to 7490 and can't understand a damn thing there so this is where the report ends as I have no idea what happened after 0200. John, Mid-North Indiana`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9370, Dec 2 at 0049, WWRB is S9 of dead air past 0102, as it has been whenever checked recently, instead of Brother HyStairical on his exclusive day frequency. Also at 0630, still 9370 with JBA carrier, no signal on night frequency 3185. Apparently running on auto-pilot, while Dave is flying away somewhere else? Just turned on the transmitter to 9370 and forgot it.

9370, Dec 2 at 1452, STILL S9+20 of dead air, past 1500, the most important hour of the week for BS, his live Sabbath disservice from The Tabernacle, which can yet diffuse on 9840 WHRI, 9955 WRMI, etc., etc. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5059.2 & 5110.8, Dec 2 at 0635, WTWW-2 second-order spurblobs are detectable, much weaker than first-orders 5072.1 & 5097.9 which attain S9 but no modulation, out of huge S9+50 fundamental 5085 with Xmasmx, ``In excelsis`` medley. Math: 12.9 kHz separations and double that at plus/minus 25.8. Shall we go for 3x? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 880-CUSB, Dec 2 at 1328 UT, `Creation Moment` nonsense, 1330 UT no ID and into `Parenting Today`s Teens`, neither in Navajo, but obviously KHAC Tse Bonito NM, right across from Window Rock AZ, as E/W DF also fits, and totally overcomes KRVN from the N. (Also just had C&W from E/W on 660-DSB, no doubt weaker neighbor, 50 kW ND KTNN). KHAC obviously on 10 kW ND day power as usual (always?), not 430 watts ND night. Them cheatin` Indians, or rather Anglo missionary impositions by Western Indian Ministries. FCC shows KHAC`s legal SR/SS times for December are 1415 and 2400 UT. And, standard remark about noting the very few SSB US MW stations! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1739 UT December 2


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