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Glenn Hauser logs January 3, 2018   
Wednesday, January 03 2018

** CUBA. 6056-6065 approx., Jan 3 at 1152, huge distorted spurblob in Spanish with hum until 1156*. Bothers 6055 Japan, but 6070 Canada barely escapes. Nothing to compare it to, but don`t see how it could be anything but RHC warming up the ``6060`` transmitter, which nominally runs until 0800*, before changing it to another frequency, as in B-17 *no* 6 MHz channels are scheduled from *1200, just 9, 11, 13 and 17 MHz. Duh, in winter lower frequencies early in morning would be more appropriate than in summer, Prop 101. Something`s always wrong at RHC. I refer to DXLD 17-45 where various versions of the current RHC schedule appeared (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11840, Jan 3 at 1435, RHC is S9+20/30 but suptorted modulation, while // 11760 & 11950 are not. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOLOMON ISLANDS [and non]. 9545, Jan 3 at 1201, JBA signal with talk, can it be SIBC day frequency on very late? But there is a weaker carrier on 5020, which is surely SIBC, but unreadable even if there weren`t Rebelde splash from 5025.

O yes, as Ron Howard was reporting a month ago, and confirmed in Aoki/NDXC, since Dec 1, R. Taiwan International took the 12-13 hour on 9545, and it *must* be jammed by the Chicom, so I could be hearing either one. 1205 a bit of music, more talk.

5020 carrier remains on, still audible at 1247, when 9545 has risen to S5-S7 in Chinese. Press reports via DXLD say that SIBC has had to turn off its MW 1017 transmitter due to dispute with power company and government over what`s an essential service, and rely only on SW with diesel generator for nationwide coverage! It`s not been unusual for 5020 to run beyond nominal 1200*, probably now more so than ever (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 9980, Jan 3 at 1513, Overcomer is still on WWCR blasting in, a caller with no hope saying he expects to kill himself, but meanwhile listens to BS; just what we need to hear. And also on 9370 WWRB a second or two later. Are these stations still getting paid for BS airtime after all, or just can`t bear the thought of dispensing with him? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 4045-USB, Jan 3 at 1220, WCY, Lakeland FL, with informal marine weather advice about the Belize/Mexico border area; nice to hear a real human being doing this live with a contact. S9 signal, and answer from a much weaker one. Informal ID is Bel Ami, then standing by for calls from ``any subscribing vessels``. 1224 ``Whisky Charlie Yankee`` ID, to be back in 5 minutes with east coast forecast (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 13565, Jan 3 at 1438, K6FRC HIFER beacon is RST 525, easily readable and no CODAR. Does that mean when there is CODAR it is propagating from somewhere other than California? As usual there is hash circa 13561 from nearby Part 15 medical devices and/or RF ID equipment. But then I hear another RF next to it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 13564, Jan 3 at 1441, after hearing K6FRC beacon about 13565, I detect a much weaker one 1 kHz below, sending ID as RF and just barely copiable. The LWCA HIFER list already has it:
``13564.330, RF, Unknown, EM96, CW (h2017/12)``
that grid would be in WV or VA; how do they know that much? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1911 monitoring: unfortunately awake at 1055 UT Wed Jan 3, I check 9455 and confirm this week`s first SW airing from 1030 on WRMI, but it`s poor S8-S2 as the much better // frequency, 5850 has been deleted, why? Just before local sunrise, the MUF is lowest and if one were dropped it should have been the higher one. Deletion of next broadcast 1415 on 9955 also confirmed, replaced by gospel huxter in progress at instantaneous check circa 1425. Next:
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
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, 9455 to WNW
Tue 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030 WRMI 7780 to NE, 9455 to WNW [or #1912?]
Tue 2130 WRMI 9455 to WNW [or #1912?]

** U S A [and non]. 9330.124v-CUSB, Wed Jan 3 at 0646, WBCQ rock music at S9-S7. I`m attentive now, because as mentioned in last report, the HM01 Cuban spy numbers station is on 9330 four nights a week around 0700. Yup, *0653, full carrier 9330.002 on atop WBCQ, but can still hear it under, and of course, being 122 Hz away, distorts the music pitch. At 0656, 5-digit number groups by YL in Spanish start. She`s oblivious to the QRM from BCQ. At 0700 switches to digital blaaps. The collision should last almost an hour. Let us hope that as a result, Cuban agents in the USA do not get the wrong message and explode or something.

9330.073, Jan 3 at 1146 check, WBCQ frequency now down to here at S5, stronger than the WRMIs on 9 MHz which descended to JBA before sunrise. Better at 1424 with ``Red Rider`` trucker/CB song by Johnny Cash (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9395 & 9455 & 9955, Jan 3 at 1209 check, the only WRMI frequencies now scheduled on air at 12-13 are all JBA carriers! If any 5 or 7 MHz channels were in use, they would be well audible if not very strong. I was wanting to confirm that Brother MoleStair is really gone from 9395 as he was still on the schedule thru December, but can`t tell what`s on it, nor 9455 & 9955, RAE Portuguese?

Yet by 1244, MUF has soared, making 9395 audible with Oldies, the other two indeed RAE Portuguese (on weekdays), all about S9+10. There is a lag in ionospheric ionization buildup after local sunrise, but today in Okeechobee city, LSR was 1213 UT (and LSS 2242) per

UNIDENTIFIED. 9712-9724 approx., Jan 3 at 1211, extremely distorted S9 spurblob, talk definitely in Korean, centered about 9718. Strength and frequency fluxuate with modulation level. This reminds me of the VOA Tinang, Philippines 9800 transmitter which not long ago put spurs around here and equally on hi side, but the trouble is, its Korean does not start until 1300, still per Aoki/NDXC dated Jan 2; and HFCC, which has not been updated since 25 Dec, still on holiday. Now, what?

Well, KSDA Guam has Korean at this time on 9880, and there is a much weaker signal there but does not seem //, altho I do not have a second receiver handy to compare. Furthermore, KSDA is also scheduled now on 9800, in Chinesish, so those two could plop a leapfrog on 9720.

9800, Jan 3 at 1426, now VOA is on, VG S9+10 in Korean and no spurs from it today (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17774.9 approx., Jan 3 at 1512, KVOH peaks S9 but undermodulated and unreadable. If another Californian with 1.8 milliwatts can be heard on 13565 (K6FRC), imagine how well KVOH could make it, if 4 MHz lower than its only frequency; not that they care about serving Oclajoma, and then they would also risk white noise into the 14 MHz hamband rather than the 18 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1800 UT January 3


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