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Glenn Hauser logs May 16, 2023   
Wednesday, May 17 2023

Hauser
** CHINA [and non]. A few days ago, May 12, we had news that CRI had
stopped Spanish on SW, to continue only online as ``Onda China``. This
has remained unverified, so on May 16 I resolve to check scheduled
Spanish broadcasts.

17680, May 16 at 0626, JBA carrier, no more than that, like several
others in the nightmiddle on 16mb. CRI only thing was sked, at 06-08
via Kashi/Kashgar, occupied EAST TURKISITAN.

Next Spanish scheduled from 2100. Monitoring via UTwente: 7335 is on
already in Chinese as scheduled at 2054. 9640 pops on at *2057 with
music not // 7335, and at 2059, 9640 talk in neither Spanish nor
Chinese, but they are joint from 2100, just more different music. I
can`t listen for whole hour, but at 2157, they are both in Spanish,
seems to be concluding a language lesson. 2200 sounds like same music
heard an hour earlier, and now also // 17880, still at 2207. At 2221
now a Spanish feature about Chinese folktales, with birdchrip SFX
etc., just like I heard May 12 at 2120: identical? or maybe another
episode. At 2313 check May 16, 11855 // 9800 // 9590 with music to
UTwente.

My impression so far is that what Spanish remains on CRI/RIC is
evergreen archives stuff, nothing about current events requiring a
live staff and new produxion.

``Hoy, 20 de abril``, she says at 2321 May 16 on Chinese learning,
for el dia de la lengua china``.

How about the CRI website? Here`s a page linked as RADIO but it
mentions everyplatform but SW:
https://espanol.cri.cn/audioonline/index.shtml
and everything on it is dated 2017!

Here`s a very generic 2-hour program block showing as of 2017, Boletín
Informativo starting each hour - NOT:

https://espanol.cri.cn/audioonline/informaciones/1223/20170922/30430.html?spm=C46183.PbSsQMGvcUEK.E8hury4RDGY9.1
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA [and non]. 6000 // 9700, May 16 at 0127, RHC English only
here, both somewhat undermodulated with 6165 long gone. 0243 recheck,
9700 now has CCI clearly underneath from Spanish, i.e. Romania as
scheduled 0200-0257. How could RRI possibly know about RHC which
refuses to register in HFCC? Someone should tell them. I don`t know
the total span of RHC 9700, but varies to much later. Aoki does not
list it at all, while EiBi shows 01-04 incorrect Spanish, 05-07
English, all irregular. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 12200, May 16 at 0643, RHC English, S8/9+10 and somewhat
undermodulated; i.e. 2 x 6100 which is indeed still on and much weaker
S7/S9; and no other RHCs found on any band. Same situation as on May
12 when both were heard but dead air. And April 18 with disturbed
modulation. Not only is the harmonic escaping, but the fundamental is
weaker indicating transmitter mistuned to peak on X2. Something`s
always wrong at RHC!

Also today I decide to give RHC another chance to provide an uptodate
nominal schedule. The homepage defaults to Spanish, and under De
Interés, a drop down to
https://www.radiohc.cu/de-interes/frecuencias

On the homepage there are no longer flag icons for languages, such as
UK`s for English, never USA`s! let alone words. To get to English you
have to click on the globe icon in upper right to get a drop-down of
langs. Click and wait for slow loading. Eventually:
https://www.radiohc.cu/en

From there under Interesting another drop-down including Frequencies:
https://www.radiohc.cu/en/de-interes/frecuencias
same as you get by going via Spanish: also for the B20 season,
starting Nov 17, 2020! FWIW:

``HORARIOS, BANDAS Y FRECUENCIAS
PERIODO NOVIEMBRE 2020/MARZO 2021
CAMBIO DE HORARIO Y FRECUENCIA 17 DE NOVIEMBRE
ZONAS GEOGRÁFICAS FRECUENCIAS HORARIOS - UTC
TRANSMISIONES EN IDIOMA INGLÉS (ENGLISH)
New York 6060 Khz /49 m 05:00 - 07:00
San Francisco 6100 Khz /49 m 06:00 - 08:00
Chicago 15140 Khz /19 m 20:00 - 21:00
9700 Khz /30 m 01:00 - 07:00
Washington 6000 Khz /49 m 01:00 - 07:00
06:00 - 08:00
Banda Tropical 5040 Khz /60 m 24:00 - 01:00
06:00 - 07:00
Africa 11880 Khz /25 m 22:00 - 23:00``

The times, such as 15140 at 20-21 instead of current 19-20, correspond
to some winter/B season, not summer/A.

I`ve yet to catch the Africa service before or after 23 UT on 11880,
and suspect it has totally got lost. It used to be at 22 UT in B
seasons, 23 in A seasons, opposite of DST shifting.

How about programming, in English?
https://www.radiohc.cu/en/de-interes/programacion
It leads to exactly the same thing as this:

How about programming, in Spanish:
https://www.radiohc.cu/en/de-interes/programacion
This is NOT a program sked - no names or times of specific pgms, but a
transmission sked in English and the other languages. This one is
undated, but we recognize some frequencies long out of use, if ever,
so surely is very outdated. Like 17730, 6075, 9850, 17580. Somethings`
VERY wrong at RHC.

Things were a little better until the passing of frequency manager
Arnaldo Coro Antich, who refused to participate in HFCC, but would
send more or less intentional seasonal schedules to Wolfgang Büschel.
I wonder who`s mismanaging them now (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** KURDISTAN [non]. 17480, May 16 at 1537, S5/S8 talk with heavy
flutter; can`t be sure if one station or two in Turkey`s radiojamming
war; but there is a JBA carrier on 17450, maybe Dengê Welat (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** MADAGASCAR. 17790, May 16 at 0627, S5/S9 piano and orchestra
playing an hymn, the SSOB until cutoff at 0629* with no ID or
announcement. Scheduled as AWR French at 0600 via Talata (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. 350 MCW kHz, May 16 at 1535 UT, still no signal from RG,
400-watt ND beacon at Will Rogers World Airport, SW corner of OKC. I
patrol past here at least once every day or night; first date noted
absent was Feb 20. It had been on since Jan 6 after missing as of Dec
23.

Here is the info from RNA Signals List at:
https://rxx.classaxe.com/en/rna/signals

``OKLAHOMA NFDD 238 - 1 12/13/2022 OKLAHOMA CITY GALLY NDB IDENT RG
LAT 35-17-42.23 N **LONG 097-35-19.24 W **NAVAID STATUS DECOMMISSIONED
*** still on air Dec 14, 2022 *** /// subsequent NOTAM says status
'operational' the first one may have been in error /// Decom (again)
per NFDD 009 - 3 01/13/2023 - Last Logged: 2023-01-24`` (Glenn Hauser,
Enid, WOR)

** SINGAPORE. 12025, May 16 at 1543, S3/S7 something in English. It`s
BBCWS at 15-19 aimed NW from Kranji, better than expected here to the
NNE (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SLOVAKIA [non]. 15770, May 16 at 0630, WRMI-9 propagating well
tonight, S9+10/20 as R. Slovakia International relay starts as
scheduled on System H daily. But I can hardly believe my ears as it`s
announced as the *Monday, January 30* broadcast! Among other things,
about some WWII anniversary on January 27. This must mean that WRMI
has got no newer files than 3.5 months ago from this station. Has no
one else noticed? Something`s odd at Okeechobee. Another System H time
is 0130 on 5800.

However, RSI is also scheduled at more times on System F, a different
server, which might not be so outdated. Listen for datestamps at their
sign-ons!
2200 on 5850
0030 on 5850, 7730, 15770
0300 on 7730, 7780, 15770

5850 hardly gets out as early as 2200 in summer, but Georgia remote
gets enough of it to confirm as a new one for today dated Tuesday May
16 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 11785, May 16 at 2203, VOT English is not off the air but
S9+50/55 into UTwente with accented news. Spot chex while also
monitoring Slovakia [non], China, and BBC News on PBS TV: 2214-2228
`Weekly Commentary` penned by Jonathan somebody and read by
heavyaccentedess, subject at start about China involvement in ME as in
détente -- is that too strong? between Sa`udi Arabia and Iran. 2234
`Turkey`s Geomarked [?] Products`, 2252 usual sign-off (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2190 monitoring: confirmed UT
Tuesday May 16 at 0030 on WRMI 9395, S9+20/25 into Missouri SDR. As
always for this emission, Jeff starts to insert a ``World is in
turmoil`` commercial between ID and my start. Can`t automation be
adjusted to fix errors like this? Next:

2330 UT Tuesday WRMI 9395 to NNW
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0030 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html

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support is appreciated; via PayPal to woradio at yahoo.com

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Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5130, May 16 at 0128, S8/S9 of open carrier, surely WBCQ,
but why? R. Angela not starting until 0200 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 7505, May 16 at 0648, S9+30 as WRNO vies to win the dead-air
sweepstakes (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 10140, May 16 at 1546 two JBA carriers. Not a known
Sound of Hope frequency tho 10160 is; and nothing to harmonicize from
5070 whence WWCR longgone. Maybe utes (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 2325 UT May 16

 


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