Hard-Core-DX.com: Glenn Hauser logs October 7-8-9, 2018

Glenn Hauser logs October 7-8-9, 2018

Tuesday, October 09 2018

** ARGENTINA [non]. 9395, UT Tue Oct 9 at 0111, S9+20 RAE ATTW in
English via WRMI, but no longer on // 5950, despite still shown on
System G program grid (in EDT at 2100) for both. 5950 instead with
`Viva Miami` mailbag playback (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** COLOMBIA. 5910.5, as of Oct 9 at 0615, NO trace now of AlcaravÃn
Radio, since its presumed carrier was heard here September 29, despite
virtually nightly chex around this hour or earlier (Glenn Hauser, OK,

** CUBA. 6100, Oct 8 at 0458, RHC poor signal already on in Spanish,
typical sloppyration as not supposed to start until 0500 in English.
It`s // 6060 which is still in blasting overmodulated Spanish, while
6165 & 6000 are properly in English before and after 0500. (Sometimes,
6060 is in English before 0500.)

6020, leapfrog mixing product is JBA at 0459 with RHC IS, i.e. //
Spanish on 6100 over 6060 another 40 kHz beyond. Something`s always
wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6165, 6100, 6060, Oct 9 at 0612, three-quarters of RHC
English frequencies are OFF, leaving only 6000, which is S9+20 and
suptorted. The upper trio are Bauta site, while 6000 is QuivicÃn, per
EiBi, so that explains it: Bauta probably closed at least as
precaution due to high winds from nearby Hurricane Michael.
Something`s always wrong at RHC. The jammers against Martà are still
running vs. 6030, 7335, 7365 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 9570, Oct 9 at 1417, S9+20 open carrier, as QuivicÃn has
failed to turn off by 1400 at end of CRI relay. Something`s always
wrong at RadioCuba. Obviously must be another transmitter at same
site, nominal now in English on 13740, and not breaking up like
Bejucal was on 13740 the previous hour in Spanish (Glenn Hauser, OK,

** CUBA. 13740, Oct 9 at 1325, RHC Spanish with crackly carrier
breakup. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX

** GUATEMALA. 4055, Oct 9 at 0618, TGAV Radio Verdad carrier is still
on after sign-off, S9 vs storm crashes reaching S9+20. With precarious
financing, you`d think they would not waste electrical fluid (Glenn

** U S A. 17774.989, Oct 8 at 1433-1435 at least, KVOH is S9+10 of
dead air except for some hum; so I take the opportunity to measure it:
as usual, slight off-minus. Often this early it`s but a JBA carrier if
any (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1950 monitoring: 9485, Hamburger Lokal Radio,
Goehren, 1000-1100, 07-10, the habitual Sunday program in English,
"Media Network Plus and "World of Radio" missed today. Out of air at
this time (Manuel MÃndez, Lugo, Spain, logs in Friol, Tecsun S-8800,
cable antenna, 8 meters, WOR iog via DXLD)

That makes the third weekend HLR has been AWOL; no reply to the
inquiries I have made! Also, we have had NO reports from Ivo Ivanov
about anything, since Sept 30!

Next WOR broadcast, Sunday Oct 7 at 2130 on WRMI not checked, napping
here, but confirmed last week on both 7780 and 9955. Alan Gale,
England reports this week:

``Hi Glenn, Just listening on the WRMI Live Stream, World of Radio has
just appeared on there in place of the advertised 'Coming Home' at
2130 UT/5.30pm EDT. It was also audible on 7780 at the same time, it
looks like they sent World of Radio straight after Wavescan on 7780,
and before Wavescan on the Live Stream, the Live Stream I assume had
'System F' rather than the listed 'System B'.

I also noted that 'Your Weekend Show' was on 7780 from 2200 to 2300
UT as well, even though that wasn't listed either. After 2300 it was
Terry Blalock followed by 'Shortwave Radiogram' so back to normal at
that time. Not that I'm complaining, I prefer Wavescan and World of
Radio to the huxters any day! :-) Alan``

WOR 1950 also confirmed UT Monday Oct 8 after 0300 on Area 51 webcast;
WBCQ 5129.84 about S8 starting HRI at 0331, so WOR would have begun
circa 0302. UT Mon Oct 8 at 0330, WRMI 9955 with JBA traces of my
voice, confirmed on webcast; still no repeat on webcast only at 0400
which for a few weeks was occupied by Alameda Bible Fellowship in
French or quelque chose, but this week filled by World Music, now
mixing in some praise music in Spanish which I find very off-putting.

WORLD OF RADIO 1951 contents: Antarctica, Australia, Bhutan,
Bougainville, Brasil, Canada, Cuba, Denmark, Germany, Greenland,
Guatemala, Indonesia, Korea South, Madagascar, Nepal, Papua New
Guinea, Romania, Russia, USA; and the propagation outlook

WOR 1951 ready for first airing, and confirmed, UT Tue Oct 9 at 0030
on WRMI 7730, VG. Despite a very short pause after the Rudy Espinal ID
and the start of WOR, a bit of fill-music interrupts. Also, the last
few words of my despedida are obscured by fade down and fill music, as
often happens on WRMI. Take it easy! Next:

2030 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5950 to WNW
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 to SSE
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0629 UT Saturday HLR 6190-CUSB Germany to WSW [off last 3 weeks]
1231 UT Saturday WINB 9265V via Unique Radio to WSW
1431 UT Saturday HLR 6190-CUSB Germany to WSW [off last 3 weeks]
1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM non-direxional
0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM non-direxional [nominal 0315-]
1030 UT Sunday HLR 9485-CUSB Germany to WSW [off last 3 weeks]
2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to NE, 9955 to SSE
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955 to SSE

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite:

** U S A. 7490.169v, UT Tue Oct 9 at 0013, WBCQ with `From the Isle of
Music`, nice sacred classical music, chorus and chamber orchestra,
with ``Gloria``s, a special presentation of `Misa Cubana`; and WBCQ
off after 0100 when you would think there would be plenty of demand
for prime-time slots. Note frequency has drifted higher and higher

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, Oct 9 at 0117-
0124: 531, 549, 585, 612, *621, 693, 711, 738, 747, 774(2), 837(2),
846, *855, 882, 936, 999, 1026, 1044(2), 1098, 1107, 1125, 1179(2),
1206, 1215 -- and nothing further to top of band. *stronger ones; (2)
at least two carriers beating (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 771, Oct 9 at 1322 UT, carrier here hetting another one
on 770. Strange, not noted before, not a TP frequency, and too late
for that anyway. Possibly local device, but seems spot on 771.00;
could a US station be 1 kHz off, vs KKOB, KKOB or KKAM? (Glenn Hauser,

UNIDENTIFIED. 1710, Oct 7 at 0604 UT, JBA talk vs noise level and CCI,
TIS? I include this frequency in MW bandscans, and often there is a
JBA carrier, but had not heard Radio RetÃn lo que Tienes, gospel
huxter pirate in BÃton Rouge LA, for months after alleged FCC bust at
least of its publicized FM side. Checking again, since Terry L
Krueger, Clearwater FL, just reported this:

``1710 LOUISIANA (Pirate) Radio Reten lo que Tienes, Baton Rouge. 1037
September 21, 2018. Thanks David Crawford for discovering that this
one has reactivated after being shut down by the FCC (AM and FM) a few
months ago. As David noted, the signal is much weaker. Only traces of
Spanish Christian soft vocals and Spanish male preacher audible, and
pointing NNW. Presuming from the same location. Again September 28
1110 with Spanish male preacher`` (Glenn Hauser, WORLD OF RADIO 1951,

UNIDENTIFIED. 3470-USB, Oct 7 at 0606, 2-way chat in English; they
don`t sound like pilots, intruders? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING

This report despatched at 1707 UT October 9