Hard-Core-DX.com: Glenn Hauser logs January 28, 2018

Glenn Hauser logs January 28, 2018

Sunday, January 28 2018

** ANGUILLA. 11775, Jan 28 at 1509, CB is on again with PMS. Last night, 6090 was not heard (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6000, Sunday Jan 28 at 0802, I had dozed off, but perceived RHC Esperanto sign-on just in time to hear this frequency cut off the air, while 6100 stayed on. Another typical example of the slipshod way RHC transmitters are made to go on and off without respect or coÃrdination to programming breaks. Something`s always wrong at RHC.

17580, Jan 28 at 1505, RHC Spanish still on air // much weaker 17730, but by 1508, 17580 has cut off (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15577, 15508, 15439, 15301, 15232, 15163, 15094, 15025, 14956, 14887, Jan 28 at 1429, RHC-FM spur field at plus/minus 69 kHz intervals today out of 15370-AM transmitter. The closer ones have clear if weak audio when tuned in FM mode, all of them with the F# whine. Something`s always wrong (x10) at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15370-AM, Sun Jan 38 at 1439 retune just a little too late for early start of `En Contacto`, as YL says about Arnie`s condition following surgery, ``sigue en total mejorÃa`` and will be back on air soon. Meanwhile filling with a 1990 interview by Ing. YnclÃn. I understand that his English version, `DXers Unlimited` instead skipped an episode. Recheck for its Sunday/UT Monday times. We wish Coro the best for a full recovery (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 9955, Jan 28 at 1516, pulse jamming against nothing from the incompetent DentroCuban Jamming Command. Take that, WRMI!! Despite never on the air now at 15-22, and when it was, full of BS, no Cuban exiles in this span (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** HAWAII [and non]. 2500, Jan 28 at 0714, WWV with NWS notice about discontinuing marine weather, as also heard earlier on WWVH. Here`s the exact info from homepage

``NOTICE: Proposed discontinuation of storm warning announcements on WWV and WWVH --- The National Weather Service is seeking comments on the proposed discontinuation of Atlantic and Pacific high seas storm warnings on the WWV and WWVH broadcasts. These announcements are heard on minutes 8, 9 and 10 of each hour on WWV, and minutes 48, 49, 50 and 51 of WWVH. Questions, comments or concerns about this proposed change should be emailed to nwws.issue@noaa.gov (link sends e-mail) with NIST MARINE WARNING in the subject line, no later than February 23, 2018``

IIRC, such a notice was also airing last year, but apparently nothing ensued, postponed and now being reconsidered (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. 9526-, Jan 28 circa 1520 bandscan, no signal as usual from VOI which has been missing now for weeks. Michael Cunningham in Brisbane tells me,

``Hi Glen[n], VOI have notified listeners on their Facebook page today (Sun 28th Jan) that the 9525 kHz is under maintenance. No indication of when they expect to return. See attached for the notification``

his voice of indonesia-off.pdf says:
``Dear valued listeners, in the past several weeks our SW 9525 kHz transmitter has been under maintenance. We apologize for the inconvenience. But don`t worry, you are still able to listen to our programs via streaming on [sic]
Thank you very much for staying tuned to Voice of Indonesia`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA [and non]. Minor regional tropo morning of Jan 28 at 1541+ UT revisiblizes the last remaining NTSC signal in this area still vigent, channel A-48, KOCY OKC, infomercial in Spanish for Dermawand; 1600 lightly animated ID as KOCY 48.1 Estrella TV. Snowy but steady color pix. The 48.1 virtual refers to a subchannel of full-power RF 29 KTUZ Shawnee-OKC, which has the SS market tied up, also with Telemundo and UnivisiÃn, each on a totally different virtual channel.

Also numerous Bad DTV signals, none decoding, on: 47, 45, 42, 38, 36, 31, 22, 21, 20, 19. These correlate with OKC, Wichita markets, maybe Tulsa (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PALAU. 11675, Sun Jan 28 at 1511, S9-S7 gospel huxter in southern English; what`s this? T8WH (a.k.a. HBN to HFCC), registered daily 1430-1600 in English due west. In fact it`s on Sat & Sun only per NDXC/Aoki, which explains why I don`t hear it on weekday bandscans (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1914 monitoring: confirmed UT Sunday January 28 at 0428 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, Wentzville MO, S9+30 but with heavy CW QRM from some 160m ham contest, at Kurdistan/Armenia item 13 minutes into show, so started circa ontime 0415. Next:
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 #1915?]

Full WOR schedule via all media, podcast access:

** U S A. 9395 // reactivated 7780, WRMI, Sunday Jan 28 at 1400, secret airtime of `AWR Wavescan` reconfirmed, new edition for this date (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 2959.992, Jan 28 at 0709, JBA carrier here, from presumed WABF Mobile AL second harmonic as logged earlier, so now very close to on-frequency fundamental 1480 rather than 1479.958 as logged by Krueger on October 22. It`s notable that of the myriad of US AM stations, 2x harmonix are so rare; tnx, WABF! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 11501.6-USB, Jan 28, 2-way in Spanish, whistling; QRM from rapid clicking bursts at two different pitches alternating, OTHR? Intruders if we consider 25m SWBC down to 11500 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1740 UT January 28
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