Hard-Core-DX.com: Glenn Hauser logs September 11, 2018

Glenn Hauser logs September 11, 2018

Wednesday, September 12 2018

** CUBA. 6100, Sept 11 at 0608, this RHC English is only S6-S8 and
undermodulated, very much inferior to the others, 6165, 6060 and 6000.
Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING

** CUBA [and non]. 11860, Sept 11 at 2005, Radio Martà in Spanish and
RHC in Brazuguese, about equal levels making slow SAH of less than 1
Hz, taking turns dominating over each other, and not much jamming
noise if any. If this is for Europe as scheduled, why are they
speaking with a pronounced Brazilian accent? Even the icon on homepage
leading to language sexions employs the flag of Portugal, not Brasil.

I have speculated about why this collision was authorized and
prolonged now for more than a month. Here`s another: skip distances.
Beyond short groundwave range from Bauta or wherever near Habana, most
of Cuba will not be getting much from RHC before the first hop comes
down toward the east end. So Martà can crash right into the ``dead
zone`` of RHC without Cubans hearing much of RHC anyway (unlike those
of us outside). Whether RHC may be getting side QRM from Greenville in
Portugal or Brasil targets is another matter; and the Cuban commies
remain faced with the choice of jamming themselves along with Martà or
letting it go.

Watch out whether Hurricane Florence affect any upcoming Greenville
transmissions! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KIRITIMATI. 846, Sept 11 at 0615, JBA carrier from presumed R.
Kiribati, getting to be a regular. See also UNID 936 (Glenn Hauser,

** MEXICIO. 820, Sept 11 at 1217, canned ID amid romantic music with
heavy beat, as ``Canal ochocientos veinte, ABC Radio``. It`s been
making a SAH with WBAP of slightly under 1 Hz, about 55 fades per
minute, first noticed a few minutes earlier but peaking now with WBAP
nulled as much as possible.

It`s XEABCA, Mexicali BCN. WRTH 2018 shows 3.5/0.5 kW, named instead
Radio Frontera. IRCA Mexican Log of 2015 (will there ever be a new
one?) contains both names. Not bad at a kilomile, especially if on
night power as it should be, and non-direxional per NRC Pattern Book
of 2013 (a new edition of 2018 has just been published!). But not too
unusual here on SRS (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 870, Sept 11 at 1202, XETAR, La Voz de la Sierra
Tarahumara, sign-on procedure with many IDs in Spanish and native
languages, also singing, mentions of CDI parent agency [concesionario:
DX-398 it`s separable from WWL remnants. I`ve seen its website before,
but looking for it in the WRTH 2018, on page 281, 870 XETAR is keyed
as station CH18) in Chihuahua state -- but the referenced entry on
page 284 for CH18) is obviously some other station, in Cuauhtemoc! If
XETAR be somewhere else in the CH sexion, I haven`t found it, but I do
notice another likely typo: CH12) as ``readiocanon800@latinmail.com``

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1947 monitoring: confirmed Tuesday September
11 at 2040, the 2030 on WRMI 7780, tho JBA on the PL-880 portable.
Supposedly also on 5950, but inaudible.

Supposedly also on both an hour later at 2130 Tuesday, but straining
to hear on the home rig vs. high local noise level, definitely on
neither: 7780 with talk in language, maybe German, which would be RAE
relay; JBA 5950 also talk but unseems //, maybe Spanish, not WOR.

The WRMI frequency grid shows #1 7780 indeed in RAE German at 21-22
(really M-F only) from System F, while the same hour on #5 5950 as
with System D. Consulting the System D program sked below: it still
shows two hours of variety programming 20-22 daily on both 5950 and
7780, NOT including any RAE, and, yes, including WOR at both 2030 and
2130 Tue.

The System F program schedule directly contradicts this with RAE
German at 21-22 on 7780, as we were hearing. With 14 transmitters (tho
not all of them in use) and 12(?) Systems, the operation must be just
too complex to manage 100% accurately.

WOR NOT confirmed Tuesday Sept 11 at 2330 on WBCQ 9330.1, just BS,
altho new WOR has been available and notified some 23 hours earlier.
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5950
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v
2330 UT Wednesday WBCQ 9330v [maybe]
2330 UT Thursday WBCQ 9330v [maybe]
2330 UT Friday WBCQ 9330v [maybe]
0629 UT Saturday HLR 6190-CUSB Germany
1230 UT Saturday WINB 9265 via Unique Radio
1431 UT Saturday HLR 6190-CUSB Germany
1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
2130 UT Saturday WBCQ 9330v [maybe, or 2330?]
0310vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM
1030 UT Sunday HLR 9485-CUSB Germany
2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780
2330 UT Sunday WBCQ 9330v [maybe]
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51
0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955
0400 UT Monday WRMI webcast only
2330 UT Monday WBCQ 9330v [maybe]
0030 UT Tuesday WRMI 7730 [or 1948?]
2030 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 5950 [or 1948?]

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite:

** U S A. 5830, Sept 11 at 0606, no signal from WTWW-1, no loss with
PPPP/SFAW, or is it propagation? No, neighbour 5935 WWCR is inbooming
at S9+40/50, so WTWW is OFF (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 3215, Sept 11 at 0611, S9+20 of dead air. Could WWCR-1 be on
the way to an overnight comeback? Program sked as of Sept 1 still
shows WWCR-1 totally off at 0400-1200 (Monday 0500-), including the
3215 span until 0900. Of course, 3215 is also a WWRB frequency, but
never at this hour unless a test (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING

** U S A. 880-CUSB, Sept 11 at 1200 UT, partial ID for ``Western
Indian Network, Tuba City``, I.e. KTBA 760, the sibling station to the
one I am really hearing, KHAC, Tse Bonito NM, 10000/430 watts U1, the
perpetual day-power cheater.

The Tuba City AZ station I remember when I was in Navajoland several
years ago, was midband circa 1050? I guess they moved. Hunting for it
in the new NRC AM Log I checked the huge cross-reference by city and
found on page 246, Tse Bonito and Tuba City right next to each other
in alphabetical order. What are the chances of that?! Log also shows
both with the same address in Window Rock AZ. But I do not find a
Western Indian Network among Station Groups listed on page 301, nor
among the Networks on page 291 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 936, Sept 11 at 0620, I have been bandscanning up from
bottom of MW band, with east-west longwire on the R75 set at 9 kHz
steps, but minus 1 kHz from TA/TP channels, to hear any carriers on
USB tuning, besides 846 Kiritimati. Before dozing off at midband, I do
hit one on 936, in fact stronger than 846 but still JBA with no
modulation. It`s right-on frequency, so surely not a local artifact.

Consulting the WRTH TA and TP listings, I conclude it is most likely
SNRT, Agadir, Morocco, where sunrise today is right now: 0621 UT. Of
course, it`s post-sunrise in the rest of Africa and Europe except
maybe Spain with 3 x 20 kW Radio 5. I wonder if the F.Pl of two new
400 kW MW transmitters in Agadir has been consummated? It`s too early
for eastern Australia with 10 kW stations, much too early for China
with 200 KW, but sun set in Auckland NZ already at 0607 altho station
there is only 1 kW. So theoretically, 936 Agadir could be propagating
all the way to NZ now --- 11989 miles short path to Mangawhai, per
crowflies, not onward from here, but along the coasts of Brazil and
Argentina, around Cape Horn and the southern Pacific ocean. Has Bryan
Clark heard it? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0335 UT September 12