Hard-Core-DX.com: Glenn Hauser logs March 5-6-7, 2018

Glenn Hauser logs March 5-6-7, 2018

Wednesday, March 07 2018

** ANGUILLA [and non]. 11775, March 6 at 2035, CB is off again, (and 11780 Brazil is not yet on again). 11775 is still off March 7 at 1421, (but 11780 Brasil is audible) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 15438, 15302, 15233, 15162, 15095, 15020 approx., March 6 at 1508, RHC spurs out of 15370-AM. 15438 QRMs Saudi on 15435; 15233 has some FModulation; 15162 some audio; traces on the bottom pair.

15508, 15439, 15302, 15232, 15163, 15089, approx., March 7 at 1427 and 1449 chex, RHC distorted spurs, at first no FModulation, but vs a 15440 carrier (AWR Urdu via Austria 1400-1430), ruining RHC`s real 15230, traces on the further ones, at least with F# tone (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15140, March 6 at 2041, JBA carrier only, presumed OMAN, which normally is totally blocked by the now absent RHC English hour; yet RHC 15370 is S4-S5 in French. If 15140 reactivated or maybe on another frequency, expect English to move an hour earlier to 19-20, from Sunday March 11 with the imposition of daylight-shifting upon that running dog of Yanqui imperialism, Cuba (Glenn Hauser, WORLD OF RADIO 1920, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA SOUTH. 5918.789, March 7 at 1413, S4-S6 in presumed Korean, music, varying slightly, Voice of Freedom, which Ron Howard has been reporting varying around this reactivated frequency, nominal 5920.

This correlates with Ron`s latest report, today: ``March 7 - Voice of Freedom continues their downward spiral. Thanks to input from Dave Valko, who measured VOF at 1053, on 5918.91v, and at 1103, as 5918.902v. My monitoring from 1117 to 1216 had them about 5918.91v, down to 5918.76v. Ron California`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MADAGASCAR. 6135, March 7 at 1410 open carrier at S4-S6 over JBA jamming; still there but slightly weaker until cutoff at 1459:56*. So is it RNM by longpath failing to modulate, or something else?

RNM`s other frequency 5010v has not been reported lately, but Ron Howard says WRMI has already started testing 5010 at other hours, so time is running out for RNM DX (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA. 7255-, March 7 at 0707, NO signal from VON which would surely be inbooming if on (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 15390, March 5 at 2017, this REE transmitter is back on after several days` silence, so was it fixed while down? Of course not. Now it has squealing spurs peaking about 3 kHz above and below. Meanwhile clear on 15500 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 670, March 5 at 1959 UT on caradio in downtown Enid, WSCR Chicago ads and ID, atop CCI presumed KLTT Denver; less than a sesquihour after local mean noon, extended groundwave over one megameter. 720 also has a weak signal, presumed WGN (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1919 monitoring: confirmed UT Tuesday March 6 at 0030 on WRMI 7730, VG; same time on WBCQ 9330v-CUSB: JBA carrier.

WOR 1919 also confirmed Tuesday March 6 at 2030 on WRMI 7780, poor. Resumption of 11580 for this cannot come soon enough for better reception, but maybe not until A-18.

BUT, WOR no longer on // 9455 Tue at 2030, instead a gospel huxter now // 9395 which means no Argentina in Italian either. It`s `Walking in Power` which has several more times scattered in the WRMI schedules. WOR also gone from 9455 an hour later, 2130 UT Tue: still // 9395 now with `Hope for the Heart` app plug at 2123 and 2131 it`s `Call to Worship` on both 9s. Possibly these combinations were in error, still not shown on the WRMI skedgrids updated March 2? We`ll see what happen subsequent days and next week.

I did not finish WOR 1920 until circa 0430 UT March 7, so 1919 also replayed UT Wed Mar 7 at 0030 on WBCQ 9330.2v-CUSB, confirmed JBA.

WORLD OF RADIO 1920 contents: Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Argentina, Australia, Bougainville, Brasil, Chad non, China, Cuba, Denmark, Ethiopia non, Europe, India, Iran, Ireland non, Korea South, Kurdistan non, Nigeria non, North America, Oklahoma non, Papua New Guinea, PerÃ, Sikkim, Switzerland, Uganda non, USA; and the propagation outlook

WOR 1920 ready for first airings March 7:
Wed 1030 WRMI 9455 to WNW [anyone awake to reconfirm this??]
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 7780 to NE
Sun 0200 WRMI 7780 to NE
Sun 0410v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1130 HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW

DST changes start here:

Sun 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0300v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330 WRMI 9955 to SSE, 9455 to WNW
Mon 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030 WRMI 7780 to NE, 9455? to WNW [or #1921?]
Tue 2130 WRMI 9455? to WNW [or #1921?]

Full WOR schedule via all media, podcast access:

** U S A. 17775, March 7 at 1455, KVOH is on already with jazz prÃlude at S9 --- going to be a good reception day; by 1536 is steady S9+20 with musicalabanza. Expect this to start one UT hour earlier from March 12 due to imposition of DST as much in Cuba as in California; never mind not quite yet in MÃxico. But from 1400v, that will subtract an hour of ionospheric build-up time in the mornings (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9980, March 7 at 1538, WWCR is OFF instead of BSing, clearing the way for the 9982.5 fax from Hawaii. Did the FAA ever complain about this WOOB broadcaster messing it up? As in EiBi:
9982.5 0519-1600 HWA KVM70 Fax Honolulu Oc nm
The fax is quite strong here, but no comparison to blasting WWCR when it`s on. EiBi`s readme.txt no longer explains what site ``nm`` stands for. In 2013 when I last logged it, EiBi listed the site as `k` which under HWA merely meant Honolulu. I vaguely recall there was a real nm place once cited, but can`t find it now.

9980 WWCR is still off at 1738 March 7 check; could this mean that WWCR has dropped TOM? Hardly likely. The other three remain: 12160 VG, 13845 & 15825 JBA carriers. WWCR still claims to use 9980 all day, and has put up March 11+ and March 26-May 31 planned transmitter skeds:

This report dispatched at 1751 UT March 7
Hard-Core-DX mailing list