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Glenn Hauser logs March 5, 2024   
Wednesday, March 06 2024

Note: previous report should have been dated March 3-4-5, 2024

** CUBA. 5025, March 5 at 0731, R. Rebelde with S9+40/50! of dead air
in Spanish. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK,

** CUBA. 15230, March 5 at 2259, checking direct, RHC is off, but so
is 13650 the CRI music channel which was on 15230 yesterday. 15140 is
however running late with RHC Spanish, S6/S8 with squeal.

Next check via Maryland SDR at 2338: 15230 is on at weak S5/S7 but
only traces of talkmod at peaks. 15140 now off. 13650 Chimx now on,
S7/S9. 11760 RHC Spanish S9/+10. Somethings` always wrong at RHC
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 11514.9, March 5 at 1638, JBA carrier, implying the
pirate Hikari FM is still running from Sonora or Arizona on its
signature off-frequency.

As Rick Barton reports from AZ: ``Pirate --- 2/25, 1730, 11515/AM
[nominal]. Another day of Hikari FM. Very unusual sounding music, just
under S9 but mostly undermodulated. During frequent rechecks (incl.
1835), playing more J-pop sounding stuff, like often heard on Radio
Nikkei 2. Heard most of the day on numerous rechecks. Logged Fair/Good
on Drake SW8, Slinky (20 ft.) -- (Barton-AZ)`` (Glenn Hauser, OK,

** TURKEY [and non]. 5960, March 5 at 2303, S9 but JBA carrier direct
vs noise level; and 9610 slightly stronger JBA carrier: which is VOT
today? At 2316 I try UTwente: it`s 5960.002 when measured, ending
news, into `Review of the Turkish Press`, S9+35/45 with constant 6CI
understation. 2319 some nice choral music. 2326 `That`s Why` repeat
about internet instead of libraries, voiced by the badax. 2331 `Weekly
Commentary` again read by the badax so a total loss, one name of
penner maybe Hussein. 2342 ``A-B-Y-S`` promo. 2348 `Turkey`s Geomarked
[sic] Products` about meatballs made from sheep at a town in central
Anatolia whose name I cannot understand, and it isn`t even spelt!
Something`s always awry at Ankara. 2351 s/off with all-wrong times.
2353 IS. Chopoff just before 2356* restart so no German today.
Uncovers XJRTV at S9/+10 quite sufficient once it`s not blocked, std.
denunciations (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 293 MCW kHz, March 5 at 1643 UT in daytime groundwave, FBY,
ND beacon at FairBurY, Nebraska, is JBA vs S7 noise level. 25 watts
per dxinfocentre.com, 50 watts per RNA. Always pleased with this from
a second-adjacent state, even when some OK NDBs are not copiable
except local 341 EI Enid and 515 PN Ponca. As for first-adjacent KS,
now only 332 IC, 25 watts from wIChita, and 407 HRU 25 watts from
Herington. Can`t pull 395 CA, 25 watts from Newton as sometimes
possible, as HNL at this spot is S9. Powers above per RNA list;
dxinfocentre.com lists 332 IC as 400 watts, but I`ll believe it`s
really 25 as at night it`s hard to detect vs 1000 watt QT Thunder Bay
ON (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2232 monitoring: confirmed UT
Tuesday March 5 at 0342 the 0330 on WRMI 7780, S7/S9 and noisy into
Louisiana SDR.

Also confirmed Tuesday March 5 at 1400 on WRMI 9955, S7/S9 direct, no
jamming audible. Next:

0030 UT Wednesday WRMI 9395 to NNW
1200 UT Wednesday Unique R, NSW 5035-USB or 3210-USB
1230 UT Wednesday Unique R, NSW 5035-USB or 3210-USB
[previous #2231][SW suspended but still streamed?]
1500 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955
[not Thu as on sked but Wed confirmed every week this year except Feb
2030 UT Wednesday SW Radio, Germany 3975
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW,
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S
0230 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW
1730 UT Thursday SW Radio, Germany 3975

Note: WRMI times on 9395 & 9955 shift one UT hour earlier from March
10 due to imposition of DST; while all others stay at same UT!

As noncommercial services, financial support appreciated, by MO or
check in US funds on a US bank to: Glenn Hauser, PO Box 1684, Enid OK

One may also contribute via PayPal, not necessarily in US funds, to:
woradio at yahoo.com (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 9955 anomalies of WRMI: March 5 at 0807 is off the air,
normally all-night with TOMBS, while 9395 & 9455 are propagating. At
1630, 9955 is still on but JBA, gone by 1640 recheck. Turnoff time for
this varies widely. WRMI-3 skedgrid shows 9955 daily until 1600 with
RAE French at 1530, but whenever checked it`s been nothing but
continuous ID fillers; and shows extended to 1700 only on Sats with
TOMBS. However, System B program sked shows until 1630 switch to
internet only with WRN after 1600 daily except TOMBS on Sat. And this
does not match the even more outdated System E = TOMBS sked.
Furthermore, the Xmtr 3 sked of 9955 now shows at 0500-1100 it`s only
Sat & Sun with TOMBS, a recent change? if correct.

Note there will be further confusion from March 10 with the imposition
of DST. This causes some WRMI Systems to move programming one real
hour earlier, staying on ET = EDT instead of EST, while others stay on
UT with no changes. Note that this affects Systems, whatever
transmitter/frequency they may employ at any particular time.

Also we note that there is now NO column for Transmitter 2 which has
been eliminated completely. And transmitter 1 on 7730 for Latin
America is totally blank 24 hours. Nor is 7730 assigned to any other
Xmtr. So is it off the air or not? 7730 still shows for numerous
program sked entries in several Systems including E = TOMBS. Seems
like I tuned across it just last night. Very unfortunately, WRMI skeds
are always rife with inconsistencies, self-contradixions.

Oh2, looking at the skedgrids as displaying at 1900 UT March 5, the
TUESDAY column is MISSING FROM ALL SYSTEMS!!! Just like the
Transmitter #2 column. Still so at 2335. What a mess - until I checked
the headers, I thought WOR at 1500 on 9955 was finally displaying
correctly on Wednesday instead of alleged Thursday. It`s now in the
third column from the left, but that`s Thu since there is no Tue for
the second (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report despatched at 0015 UT March 6
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