Hard-Core-DX.com: Glenn Hauser logs October 26-27, 2020

Glenn Hauser logs October 26-27, 2020

Tuesday, October 27 2020

** CHINA. CNR1 jammer survey, Oct 27 at 1414: nothing found in the
13s, 12s or 11s WOOB until I get to a JBA carrier on 10870 (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 13700, Oct 27 at 1411, RHC is S9 of dead air, while 13740 is
off. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA [and non]. 840, WHAS Louisville KY to be off the air again for
tower maintenance from 0400 UT Oct 27: tnx to tip from Chris Gay, KU4A
to the WOR iog, which quickly spread to MW-only DX groups:

``I just learned that 840 WHAS will go off the air again tonight for
tower maintenance starting at midnight EDT (0400Z). The length of the
outage was not announced.``

At 0402 I tune in to find WHAS still on during Kentucky news, but
after asserting ``broadcasting live 24/7``, ha2, cuts off at 0405.7*
--- but back on in a few seconds, that was quick! During weather from
WLKY-TV; why not WHAS-TV??, 0406 into weird talkshow, `Ground Zero`
about ``shadow archetypes, lurkers showing up at 3 am``.

Recheck at 0425 now WHAS is off, and the only signals I am getting
loop SE/NW, but with splash from 850 KOA: music, 0428 Spanish? No sign
from the south of KVJY Pharr in the RGV of TX, U4 5/1 kW, also Spanish
which is normally the #1 competitor to WHAS. Main signal is surely 10
kW CMHW in Santa Clara, Cuba, but has a 1.1 Hz SAH, which could be the
other further 1 kW Cuban, CMKC, R. Revolución, Palma Soriano, Santiago
province; or some other LA. Not rechecked until 0535, WHAS still off,
some fading faster SAH carriers on E-W longwire, but on DX-398, music
with slow SAH dominant from SE. 0600 still that with no ID break, but
*0601 WHAS cuts back on JIP news; 0615 check it`s off again. One more
check before I quit, WHAS off and on at 0632*-*0633 (Glenn Hauser, OK,

** KOREA SOUTH [non]. 9605, Oct 27 at 0122, S9+10/20 of rock music,
presumably K-pop [what`s the big deal about that?], 0128 announcement
in Spanish, KBSWR relay still going via WHRI. It`s Oct 27 but HFCC
still has not published a non-tentative B-20 schedule, the latest
still dated Oct 23 despite season starting Oct 25! With double
registration for 9605 by FCC and by ENCompass, but also 5990 for same
broadcast via Grimesland NC, i.e. USAGM. Axual date of switchover
unknown, apparently depending on when the sale of WHRI to WBCQ close.
Nothing yet on 5990.

9605 0100 0200 12,14 HRI 250 167 15 218 1234567 251020 280321 D
8922 Spa USA KBS ENC 580
9605 0100 0200 12,14,16 HRI 250 167 15 218 1234567 251020 280321 D
8500 Spa USA KBS FCC 909
5990 0100 0200 12,14 GB 250 172 12 216 1234567 251020 280321 D
9000 Spa USA KBS ENC 15212
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. 90.1 KUCO-FM and 91.7 KOSU, Oct 27 from 1430 UT, both our
public radio stations from OKC are suffering brief drops off air,
presumably due to icing on their antennas, as we are being hit by a
terrible ice storm. Cable and internet also lost in Enid circa 1600
UT, so we must rely only on OTA TV via roof antenna. Until we lose
power too? 282,000 Oklahoma customers of OG&E, PSO and others are
reported to be powerless as of 1700 on KWTV news; and the OG&E
systemwatch website was down even before we lost internet. Back online
by 1750 as I hasten to post this (Glenn Hauser, Enid, WOR)

** U S A. 426-MCW kHz, Oct 27 at 0625 UT, JBA NDB ID as IZS, which is
25 watts from Montezuma, Georgia, SW of Warner Robins and Perry, right
next to Oglethorpe. Nothing else unusual LW logged vs the noise level
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2057 monitoring: confirmed Monday
October 26 from 1900.5 on IRRS 7290 via Bulgaria, time-shifted one UT
hour later for 5 months; monitored via UTwente, carrier on from *1857;
1859.8 quick ID and FSN headlines before WOR. Heavy unevitable ACI
splash from 7295 CRI English westward from Urumqi, East Turkistan,
land of cultural genocide by the ChiCom against Uyghurs; and also from
7280 Voice of Vietnam: despite being -10 kHz away, it remains just as
bad as the +5, meaning switching LSB/USB tuning does not help. WOR
completely readable if you put up with the noise. Spotchex indicate
WOR airs intact, and ending at 1929.5 with no chopoff! Brief horn,
IRRS address with Milano P O Box they supposedly have quit using; and
into FSN more than headlines.

Also confirmed UT Tue Oct 27 at 0100 on WRMI 7780, JBA S5-S7 here,
good S8-S9 into UTwente.

Also confirmed UT Tue Oct 27 at 0330 on WRMI 5800, VG S9+10 at Bonaire
SDR. Next:

2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
2200 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 to SSE [jammed?] [NEW]
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

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** U S A. 7505, Oct 27 at 0120, WRNO is on with gospel huxter in
English at S9+10 but quite undermodulated (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 840, WHAS Louisville KY off for maintenance: See CUBA [and

This report dispatched at 1810 UT October 27