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Glenn Hauser logs December 6-7, 2019   
Saturday, December 07 2019

Logs
** CANADA. 223 kHz, Dec 6 at 0728, dash and YYW, 1000 watt ND beacon
from Armstrong, Ontario. First one readable as I tune upward (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 6100, Dec 6 at 2307, VP music same as VG signal on CUBA
13650. I`m checking this just as some guy on WRMI is quoting Steve
McGreevy`s unID music on 6100; I researched the answer too late to say
on the WOR 2011 show: it`s CRI`s Portuguese service which for months
has been replaced by continuous Chinese music. 6100 is scheduled
2300-0100 direct from Beijing site, aimed NW across Asia, Europe,
Atlantic to Brasil. 13650 via Cuba is for only one hour; and the
second hour has another relay, Kashgar, East Turkistan (land of Uyghur
brainwashing by the ChiCom) on 9710, which here at 0001 Dec 7 check is
a JBA carrier, while the music on 6100 is still poorly audible. The
understation Steve also had on 6100 must have been CRI QRMing itself,
simulscheduled in Sinhala via Kunming at 2330-0030 (Glenn Hauser, OK,
DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13767 & 13633 approx., Dec 6 at 1503, AM/FM/F# spurblobs from
RHC 13700-AM transmitter with music at S9; second order much weaker VP
circa 13567 & 13833, none further. Something`s always wrong at RHC
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ERITREA. 7140 & 7180, Dec 6 at 1427, JBA steady carriers vs QRhaM,
presumably the two VOBMEs by longpath (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** GUATEMALA. 4055, Dec 6 at 0722, TGAV once again on air way past
usual 0610v*, but no modulation. Sometimes there may be, for the
holidays? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH. 2850, Dec 6 at 1408, choral music S7-9, KCBS
P`yongyang the common DPRK MW station here, only occupant of the
105-meter band, better than usual well after sunrise here.

3320, Dec 6 at 1413, Hamhung relay of KCBS P`yongyang also registers
S7-9, but just barely modulated. Still outshines 3325 Indonesia JBA
carrier (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA SOUTH. 1566, Dec 6 at 1343 I am concentrating on the JJBBA
carrier from FEBC Cheju Island, fading somewhat, but seems to begone
at about 1344.5, expected time for their beam change from Japan to
China. In another month this will be easier right at our own sunrise
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA SOUTH [and non]. Surveying Echo of Hope Korean talk
jumparounds and status of KN noise jamming, Dec 6 at 1414-1425: 3475
no jam; 3905 jam only; 3930 with jam; 3985 with jam; 4557 jam only;
4885 no jam; 5995 over jam; 6350 with jam (not 6348); 6520 jam; 6600
with jam. Quite a while later had JBA carrier on 9100.

6045, Dec 6 at 1422, open carrier with jamming too. This is a Voice of
Freedom frequency, per EiBi in a break 1406-1452 but evidently leaving
carrier on for the jammer (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 720, Dec 6 at 1351 UT, Spanish timecheck twice as ``7-48``,
presumably automated; ad repeating toll-free phone number 800-110-3130
--- I don`t think a US number could have 1 as the fourth digit; anyhow
it`s an ad for something costing 629 pesos ``sin gastos de envío``.
1354 another timecheck, for 7:50, and temp 8 grados centígrados; then
mentions ``El Fonógrago``, the network 25 kW XEJCC Juárez sometimes
relays (but now during talk, not music), with a couple? frequencies,
one of them sounding like 650, which does not compute, must have been
690, XEN (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 730, Dec 6 at 1341, VG signal with Mexican music, much
stronger than 720 or 700; 12 minutes after sunrise here as I start,
none of the XEs below 700 are audible. ``La Mexicana --- le gana``
partial slogan, plugging a program Sat & Sun at 22 horas; 1350 Suprema
Corte PSA (can you imagine the SCOTUS doing that, or needing to?),
``La Mexicana`` ID again. It`s XEHB, 50 kW at Hidalgo del Parral,
Chihuahua (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 770, Dec 6 at 1355, Gobierno de México PSA, loops SSW, so
XEACH Monterrey NL, almost a semihour after sunrise here when the
other still skywaving XEs are further west; yes, 1358 Grupo Fórmula
program promo; 1400 ID? mentions ``canal`` algo. Did not hear it a few
minutes earlier and KKOB Albuquerque should have popped on ND day
pattern at 1400 UT (January: 1415 UT)(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 940, Dec 6 at 0707, multiple ID/promos for ``La Ke Buena --
en cadena``. Yes, that`s the way they spell it, altho XEQ should be
the ideal station to spell it correctly with a QU. Dominant signal
now, which is rarely the case any more for the major CDMX stations;
50/50 kW listed, and not noticeably off-frequency now. So slogan
implies it`s networked elsewhere? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 341 kHz, Dec 6 at 0732 UT, JBA ID with long pauses from
my local NDB, EI, at Woodring Airport. I often check for this day and
night and hear nothing at all, so appears to be sporadic and/or very
reduced power below nominal 25 watts. DXinfocentre.com lists 24 other
341s in the N American region, including the now decommissioned YYU in
Kapuskasing; and the only other one I have heard, OIN in Oberlin KS
(Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, Dec 6 at 2353, standing by again for the Chaski cutoff
of its VP carrier audible under WON jamming, which occurs at 2355:07*,
i.e. 2.5 seconds earlier than 24 hours ago, 2355:09.5; of course I`m
just estimating the split seconds on my digital watch (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 5960, Dec 6 at 2301:30, VOT carrier and shortly modulation
cuts on late as English is already opening. Something`s always wrong
at Emirler, but today the modulation is good on S9+10 signal; 2350
recheck still on with interval signal loop, 2357 starts inserting
German IDs twice a minute, ``Die Stimme der Türkei``, and after
slightly late timesignal, 0000 UT Dec 7 opens German hour with
schedule including 19mb, i.e. 15270 at 1230 and there is only one
other German airing scheduled, 1830 on 5945, NOT NOW! If this phantom
German broadcast were to recur 24 hours later it would collide with
The Mighty Farty KBC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2011 monitoring: confirmed first SWBC at 2300
UT Friday December 6 on WRMI 9955: as usual, initially buried by heavy
wall-of-noise Cuban jamming even tho there is no exile programming
now, nor anything in Spanish. I can`t time the opening, but must have
started playout 10-15 seconds early judging by when I first utter
``standard disclaimer`` after the opening; was it upcut or everything
starting a bit early? This time the jamming persists longer, gradually
diminishing, WOR more or less readable by 2309, and clear by 2319.

Also confirmed UT Saturday December 7 at 0130 on WRMIs: 5010 S9-S7 and
not upcut; 7780 S9 but noisy; 5850 VG S9+20, the one aimed thisaway.
Next:

1300 UT Saturday WRMI 15770 to NE
2030vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
0400vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0415]
2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to NE
0130 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE, 9395 to NNW
0400vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW 6160v?
0430 UT Monday WRMI 9955 to SSE
1900vUT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania? to WNW
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7490v, Dec 7 at 0100, WBCQ with a new `AAAWWW` -- I`m
listening mostly on webcast except when checking out the SW usage.
Only first few minutes politix, sidetracked by e-mail from SAQ, Sweden
about the Alexandersen Alternator Xmas eve broadcast on 17.2 kHz. He
talks a lot about SAQ and VLF in general both now and later in the
hour. Says he has heard it before in Monticello with a very longwire
antenna, but had to turn off all his own transmitters. SAQ is a museum
piece, last of its kind in the world. Except for the brand-new S-S,
WBCQ is also full of 60-70-year old museum piece transmitters and
other equipment.

0114 annoying Freddie calls in wanting to report reception. AW knows
they are on 7490 which he can hear/see in Fla, but not sure about
5130. Not the others: 3265 & 6160 off the air; and 9330 continues with
WLC. A bit of news about the SuperStation: due to high winds, an
insulator broke on the antenna, but they were able to isolate it and
stay on air; antenna crew came yesterday and fixed it.

At 0131, after confirming WOR on WRMI X 3, I find WBCQ 5130 is S9 but
noisy, and slightly better than 7490, also S9 and noisy. 0153 starts
to read latest FRW logs (oops, I missed their deadline with my one
catch), sidetracked by discussion of his and Angela`s musical
preferences; 0159 squeezes in that the WBCQ merchandise store is now
open on the website to raise some money, but at least on the webcast,
cut off at 0200 sharp before he can even pray.

Here`s John Carver`s version of same hour:

``Tonight's program started on time on 5130. 5130 is S9 and 7490 is
S1. Opening talk about plugs and sockets, male and female. Mini rant
about the 50 types of sexual orientation that are in vogue now. Then
into talk about longwave and a special event station that will be
broadcasting in December. First phone call at 0111 from Freddie
complaining that he could receive no WBCQ signal this evening and
could only hear WLC on 9330.

In talking about that, Allan mentioned that the big antenna on the
superstation had already suffered some weather related damage from a
broken insulator. They were able to bypass it with the computer and
continue to use the antenna until the weather broke and a crew was
able to replace the insulator.

After Freddie was off the phone the talk went back to longwave. Phone
call at 0138 from Freddie again with comments about the SAQ station
that Allan was talking about. Reading of Free Radio Weekly at 0153
interrupted at 0155 by nonstop station IDs until 0200 when they went
into a AAWWW rerun. John, Mid-North Indiana`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 560, Dec 6 at 1334 UT, news about Beaumont, ``KLVI News time
7:34``, weather next, local ads. Can anyone think of another MW
station with a call of frequency in Roman numerals? (56 = myriaHz).
Not often heard here; night pattern is tight almost due west; hmmm,
across Houston, but non-direxional daytime after 1300 in December
(1315 in January) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 830, Dec 6 at 1343 UT, Spanish religion seems to peak
WSW/ENE, maybe a Mexican; but 1347 several AC 901 phone numbers and
Memphis mentioned, so it`s from the east, 3 kW daytimer, WUMY Memphis
TN, 1348 also slogan ``Buenas Nuevas`` (never `Noticias` in the
Christian sense, nor vice versa). WCCO still in but nullable. Not to
be confused with the other mid-American Mississippi Valley USSS on
830, KGLA in Norco LA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1060, Dec 6 at 1402 UT, ID including ``Éxtasis -- El Paso``,
7:02 TC, i.e. KXPL, 10 kW ND daytimer. No sign of KIJN Farwell TX,
about halfway between us (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific JBA MW carrier search, first on the R75
with E-W longwire, Dec 6 at 1324-1328 UT: 747, 774 both much stronger
than 828; 972, 1143.

Today`s sunrise 1329 UT, still latening by a minute every other day to
attain 1344 UT by Epiphany; OTOH our earliest sunset is just about now
at 2316 UT.

Then at 1328-1333 on the DX-398 hand held, all of them DFing NW from E
Asia, not Au/NZ: 693, 737, 774, 828, 873, 972, 1323, 1422, 1566 (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also KOREA SOUTH

UNIDENTIFIED. 2484.13, Dec 6 at 1409, weak steady carrier, probably a
local artifact, but I`m checking for VANUATU which is supposed to
revive SW before yearend including new 2485 registered by Adrian
Sainsbury, NZ as 10 kW, 1000-1900 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

This report despatched at 0250 UT December 7
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