Hard-Core-DX.com: Glenn Hauser logs November 4, 2020

Glenn Hauser logs November 4, 2020

Wednesday, November 04 2020

** CHINA [non]. 15700, Nov 4 at 1523, CRI English via CUBA is S9+30
but just barely modulated, with hum. Something`s always wrong at
RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 6100, Nov 4 at 0708, RHC English back on here with hum, //
better 6145 only, and NOT 5910 which was active last night instead of
6100, mistake? Also OFF now are 6000, 5040. Something`s always wrong
at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 13700, Nov 4 at 1527, RHC Spanish again much weaker than
usual, poor S6-S8 during `Sonido Cubano` music. Also // 15140, and
stronger than usual 9535 at S9+10. At this level one could hardly
expect any spurs out of 13700 to audiblize. Something`s always wrong
at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA [non]. 7435 // 7355, Nov 4 at 0705, Radio Martí is on later
than late, discussing the Yanqui elexion, both S9+10/20 with little
jamming, also 6030 with more jamming. These are the frequencies
registered with temporary extension 0400-0600, only until 5 December;
maybe back to 0600* henceforth whether or not the elexion be stolen by
Trump? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SOLOMON ISLANDS. 5020, Nov 4 at 0710, JBA carrier, presumed SIBC
starting to propagate around sunset there, and about equal to the JBA
carrier on 5055, presumed 4KZ Queensland, as heard last night (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 12035.0, Nov 4 at 1328, VOT IS & English ID, JBA back on
proper frequency ex-12032.0 yesterday. Recheck at 1440, 12035 is off
instead of Kazakh on wrong frequency as suspected recently.
Something`s not erroneous at Emirler today (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2058 monitoring: note timeshifts for the
first two of the last three, due to standard time, which might
generally improve reception later in the days:

2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW [timeshift]
2300 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 to SSE [timeshift]
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

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Next WOR 2059 should be ready by early UT Friday November 6 for first
broadcast at 0130 on WRMI 5850, 5010 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 7490.0, Nov 4 at 0559-0600*, I tune in just in time to hear
at S9, classic WHRI sign-off from Cypress Creek, South Carolina, LeSEA
Broadcasting --- huh? That name was abolished over a year ago. Now
it`s FBC. The strange thing is, the WBCQ program schedule now claims
that station is on 7490 at 0400-0600 Tue-Sat with some wacko
conspiracy talkshow. WBCQ is supposedly in the process of acquiring
WHRI, but are they already responsible for some of the programming on
WHRI transmitter?

This can be ambiguous, since of course 7490 is also WBCQ`s prime
frequency from Maine, despite currently HFCC-registered at these hours
as from WHRI! It`s pointless trying to see what program WHR claims to
have on 7490, for it is not among the drop-down choose-a-frequency
list on their website, where it seems we can no longer display a
complete program schedule for any frequency/Angel, but instead have to
enter search criteria for any individual item! and take our chances on
finding anything at all. What a mess (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 7310-7315-7320, Nov 4 at 0707, hybrid DRM noise from WINB,
as now registered M-F at 0700-1000; is high-speed stock trading going
on in the middle of our night?

BTW, HFCC shows WHRI is also registered for 7315, daily at 0600-0900,
Sat/Sun at 0900-1000. Those two better coordinate with each other
axual usage.

13650-13655-13660, Nov 4 at 1528, WINB hybrid DRM is still here as I
first logged on Oct 26 as B-20 replacement for 15750-15755-15760.

But latest HFCC dated Nov 2 shows it on 13660-13665-13670 instead, M-F
at 1200-1700. Ivo Ivanov had also reported Nov 3:

``*USA Last minute frequency change of WINB Red Lion in Hybrid DRM*
1200-1700 NF 13665 INB 015 kW / 062 deg to WeEu Mon-Fri, ex 13655``

It is not clear whether he axually heard it circa 13665 yesterday or
was just going by unconfirmed and questionable HFCC info, which also
claims that WINB DRM power is 50 kW. No way to be certain here, but
sure sounds strong enough to be 50, not 15. WINB website still lacks
any program schedule for DRM transmissions, just AM 9265V, barely
mentioning DRM at all (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1823 UT November 4