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Glenn Hauser logs December 25-26-27, 2017   
Wednesday, December 27 2017

** ARGENTINA [non]. 9455, Monday Dec 25 at 2132, `La Rosa de Tokio` media program on WRMI, while on 11580, Dec 25 at same time is DX segment on RAE German with a bit in Spanish; both of which involve Arnaldo Slaen. DX Aktuell must be repeat/delayed from Friday.

5850 & 7730, Dec 26 at 0601 & 0702, WRMI remains off the overnight frequencies which had been relaying RAE, starting in Japanese, then English; too bad, as were always VG if one were awake to hear them. Brother Scare apparently pulled these down with him (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1910, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ASCENSION. 5960, Dec 26 at 0647, Dandal Kura for Nigeria without the hum, which was also clear last night, while 6005 BBCWS in English is still humming. Thought maybe a transmitter swap with another frequency, such as 5925 which now has a similar hum with French, but this hour the site is Issoudun RFI per HFCC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6000, UT Mon Dec 25 at 0612, RHC is suptorted as `DXers Unlimited` is starting; // 6165 is S9 of dead air, easifying audibility of Arabic from Japan via France underneath. Something`s always wrong at RHC.

From least to most modulated, Dec 26 at 0654, RHC English: 6165, 6000, 6100, 6060 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 14961, 15029, 15097, 15166, 15233, 15302, 15438, 15507, 15576, Dec 25 at 1359, filthy distorted spurblobs out of 15370 RHC transmitter which as usual sounds fine on the fundamental; these at approx. 68-69 kHz intervals out to 6x below but 3x above. The strongest, closest in, are almost 5 kHz wide. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** FRANCE. 7295, Dec 25 at 0627, Xmas carol in English with an African beat, S9-S7, announcement in Hausa from RFI and off 0630* (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUAM. 11800, Dec 2205, S7-S9 music and talk in Indonesian; 2212 medley morphs into ``White Xmas``. It`s KSDA, and no sign of Romania in Spanish also scheduled here (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MADAGASCAR [and non]. 11610, Dec 25 at 2135, MWV Chinese with English lesson about snow and birth of Jesus; after some neat Chinese percussion, off at 2158, but wait, there`s still a JBA carrier on 11610: that must be KSDA Guam scheduled to ensue in Vietnamese.

11790, Dec 25 at 2200, MWV now here in Arabic, both VG signals. What a pity Madagascar sites are not used by anystation for secular broadcasts to North America, they work so well from the near-antipodes (Glenn Hauser, ok, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA [non]. 11530, Dec 25 at 1920, WRMI is not yet on, no Radio Biafra any more, but at 1929 in the IS & ID loop before ``top of hour`` programming. 1930 opening R. Herwa International. Is it also on 9580 via FRANCE, like the ex-Biafra hour was? JBA carrier here, but good on UTwente, ID at 1934, while 11530 is inaudible there.

Strangely enough, this Herwa broadcast is as yet unknown to Aoki/NDXC and Observer. HFCC does show 87 degree azimuth for WRMI 11530 at 05-06 and 19-20, which is what it should have been all along toward Africa, altho not confirmed on WRMI`s own skedgrid. EiBi of Dec 23 does have Radio Herwa at 1930-2000 on 11530, following my discovery of it Dec 22.

11530, again Dec 26 at 1925, no signal, but by 1929 the ``ToH` IS & ID loop, and 1930 R. Herwa International starting. This is still not on the WRMI schedules (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1910, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1909 monitoring: confirmed UT Monday December 25 from 0359 on Area 51 webcast, and S7-S8 on WBCQ 5129.83 at 0428 check. Also confirmed UT Mon Dec 25 at 0430 on WRMI 9955, good S9+10. Also confirmed UT Tue Dec 26 at 0030 on WRMI 7730, S9+30/40, and also JBA on WBCQ 9330v-CUSB. Also confirmed Tue Dec 26 at 2030 on WRMI 11580, S9+20, and 9455, S9; 7780 not on. Also confirmed Tue Dec 26 at 2130 on WRMI 9455 (considerable China music jamming, says Wolfgang BÃschel on a remote receiver in Alberta). Also confirmed JBA UT Wed Dec 27 at 0030 on WBCQ 9330v-CUSB.

Because of holiday delays, WOR 1910 not ready until 0152 UT Dec 27. Contents: Antarctica, Argentina non, Australia, China, Ethiopia non, Germany and non, Kurdistan non, Netherlands non, Nigeria non, Sikkim, Solomon Islands, South Carolina and non, USA, Uzbekistan, Vatican; and the propagation outlook

Wed 1030 WRMI 5850 to NW, 9455 to WNW
Wed 1415.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2200 WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Thu 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
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 6190-CUSB to WSW [ex-7265]
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 #1911?]
Tue 2130 WRMI 9455 to WNW [or #1911?]

Full WOR schedule via all media, and podcast access:

** U S A. 7780, Dec 25 at 2132, WRMI is VP but on this frequency which seemed to have been dropped along with Brother Scare; during `The Power Hour` // 9395. Maybe it`s just back for these two hours, 21-23? Not on before 2100 and not on for the morning repeat of TPH, at 1430 check Dec 26. 7780 audible again Dec 26 at 2130, very poor (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5845, Dec 26 at 0646 JBA talk, seems mixture, i.e. TUN on WWCR 5935 leaping over TOM 5890 another 45 kHz beyond, to match the pervasive one transmitted on the other side, 5980. 5845 audiblized by the disappearance of 5850 WRMI (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5085, Dec 25 at 1540, WTWW-2 is on much later than usual with Xmasmx, but not on 12105 this time, nor 9930. By 1923, 12105 is audible VP, while 9930 is VG.

9930, Dec 26 at 1457, Xmasmx at S9+40 today instead of 5085 even later yesterday; while 12105 is inaudible, off. Usual ad-hoc operation (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1910, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9229.67 approx., Dec 26 at 1502, S3 dirty spur matching modulation of 9370 WWRB, and readable in AM mode, not SSB. Frequency measured in ``resting`` position, since it varies with the modulation. Then found another match on hi side, but much weaker, about 9510.35, i.e. plus and minus about 140.34 kHz.

Have not noticed any such spurs when same transmitter is on 3185 at night, but if at same offset, would be: 3325.34 and 3044.66. Or, if the offset be proportional to the frequency, i.e. roughly one-third as far on the 90m band: plus and minus 47.7 kHz, or 3137.3 and 3232.7 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VATICAN. 6070, Dec 26 at 0651, startled to hear S9+20/10 bigsig with organ music, Adeste Fideles, Vatican ID, way over poor CFRX which off-frequency minus, causes a fast SAH. VR has suddenly reactivated supposedly abandoned frequency, for Latin mass broadcast at 0630-0715; temporarily? Alan Roe in England was hearing it too and also on 7250. Kai Ludwig suggests it`s a last gasp of the SMG SW site which is due to be dismantled (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1910, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0451 UT December 27


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