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Glenn Hauser logs September 20, 2017  View Printable Version 
Wednesday, September 20 2017

** ASCENSION. 5960, Sept 20 at 0524, checking for hum: Dandal Kura reception is very poor with flutter, but still can hear some hum (BFO off, to be sure the hum is not merely from being slightly off-frequency), unlike the next transmitter up with BBCWS on 6005, equally poor but humless. I have been observing this as an anomaly but hum level has not really so bad as to make it unlistenable (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** AUSTRALIA. 9690, Sept 20 at 1242, praise music in English, 1244 RBA sign-off for Myanmar still claiming to be on 9685 starting at 1115. ``Life-changing Radio`` is also ``frequency-changing radio``.

NDXC does show 9690 and the sesquihour may all be for Burma, but in a whole bunch of languages in complex schedule depending on which quarter-hour, which day of week: Burmese, English, Falam Chin, Haka Chin, Rawang, Matu, Nagamese. English allegedly: 1115-1130 Tue/Thu/Fri; 1115-1145 Sun; 1200-1215 Mon. Aimed 315 degrees = NW from Kununurra, so why does it come in so well here? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 9760, Sept 20 at 1246, CRI English starting `Horizon` show with report from Berlin`s IFA about smart washing machines. F may stand for Funk, but it must be broader embracing consumer electronix. This hour only, 9760 aims SE from Kunming site (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6145, Sept 20 at 0525 check of RHC English during music: this one is JBM; 6100 is good; 6060 is overmodulated and slightly distorted; 6000 is suptorted; 5040 is very good.

5025, Sept 20 at 0525, R. Rebelde with other music is suptorted quite like RHC 6000. At 1227 modulation is OK, with remote reports from PR, DR about HuracÃn MarÃa during `Haciendo Radio`. MarÃa is an unfortunate monicker for all those Catholix; prayers must be explicitly aimed at the other one (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 7435, Sept 20 at 1235, medium pulse jamming from the incompetent DentroCuban Jamming Command, since Radio Martà is on 7435 at 03-05 only; and there is a JBA carrier amid it, so not jamming against nothing. Aoki shows in fact CRI Beijing in Chinese, Vietnam VOV-1 and Radio Farda via Kuwait all on 7435 at this hour. Also hear an unrelated uteblaap at 1236. Meanwhile, Radio Martà really on 7405 is holding its own against heavy jamming (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INTERNATIONAL WATERS [non]. 14325-USB, Sept 20 at 1340, Hurricane Watch Net compered by K9TUT who later admits he`s in Punta Gorda, FL, not a 9 at all! Calls for emergency traffic only. Plaudits to HI8HA in Santo Domingo who did a great job with his report, I missed. Calling for more weather obs, and include make and model of equipment. By 1354, KB3MBS (?) is NCS. Generally weak signals and did not hear anyone from Puerto Rico. I gather power is mostly out there.

DXLD yg member Guido Santacana posted at 1341 UT: ``Cat 4 (almost 5) hurricane MarÃa is battering San Juan, Puerto Rico right now with 110 mph sustained winds with gusts reported at 130 mph. We have been under these winds for 3 hours now. The barometer dipped to 28.90 inches of mercury and is starting to rise now at 29.10. Winds are expected to taper down in two hours. The wind direction now is southeast. SW antennas were removed and secured. Several AM stations like WKAQ [580] and WUNO [630] are down and many others. The only AM on the air with a powerful signal is WAPA [680]. This has been the worst hurricane since 1928. 73s Guido Santacana KP4FAR Sent from my iPhone``.

Best wishes to Guido and our other PR, VI, contacts (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 610 // 650, Sept 20 at 1205, local weather discussion in Spanish, i.e. XEGS Guasave and XETNT Los Mochis, Sinaloa. On one receiver switching back and forth, so can`t say yet if they be synchronized (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 720, Sept 20 at 1205, Chihuahua state anthem, 1206 inspirational recitation ``Un Nuevo DÃa`` about amor, etc. 1208 ``Està escuchando El FonÃgrafo 7-20-AM`` with street address, mil watts, Grupo Radio MÃxico canned ID, then to live announcer uttering call letters XEJCC (rarely heard), Ciudad JuÃrez, 6:08 TC. WRTH 2017 agrees on 1 kW power; IRCA log of 2015 showed it as 25 kW daytimer when it was Extremo 720 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5950, Sept 20 at 1231, no signal from WRMI, unlike on Sept 18 when we got a little extra BS as late as 1248 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 770, Sept 20 at 1203 UT Albuquerque news items weak with a reverb: therefore I conclude I am getting both KKOBs: main 50 kW transmitter in the North Valley, still on night pattern until 1245 UT, null toward WABC and almost toward me; and the 230-watt ND Santa Fe booster which will turn off at 1245 UT (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1550 UT September 20


Glenn Hauser logs September 18-19-20, 20107  View Printable Version 
Wednesday, September 20 2017

** COLOMBIA. 6010.073, Sept 19 at 0606, The Voice of Thy Conscience, Spanish Jesus talk, as usual off-frequency, but a lot closer to nominal than the other HJDH, AlcaravÃn above 5910.3 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. 3325, Sept 19 at 1302, RRI Palangkaraya is still on, and 9525-, VOI is still off (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 7470, Sept 19 at 0219, JBA carrier, presumed the revived Station YHWH which was first reported two nights ago by Rich Ray near Chicago, then by Rick Barton, AZ, who had him strong, and by several others.

It has been a sesquimonth since I last traced him on his then favorite frequency, 7585. Sept 20 at 0158, now enough signal, S9 on 7470 to recognize his strident voice talking about Yahweh past 0211 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1896, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 17855, Mon Sept 18 at 1922, REE finally reactivated on its North American frequency, VG with deportes in Castilian; first checked on the DX-375 portable, where 17715 for South America is almost as strong, 15520 also good, but 15390 too weak to tell. At 2050 back on the homerig R75, all four are audible including 15390 which is worst; 17715 S9+10 and 17855 S9+20. Manuel MÃndez reported that no signals on Sat and Sun were because of a transformer failure, but meanwhile they had repaired 17855 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1896, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1895 monitoring: confirmed Monday Sept 18 after 2330 on WBCQ, 9330.0v-CUSB, poor. Final airing UT Tue Sept 19 at 0030 is still missing with the WRMI 7730 transmitter off.

WORLD OF RADIO 1896 contents: Anguilla, Armenia, Australia, Bhutan, Bougainville, Brazil, Burundi non, China, Cuba and non, East Turkistan, Ethiopia, Fiji, France, Germany, Greece, Indonesia, International Waters non, Korea South, Kurdistan non, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Madagascar, Myanmar, North America, Solomon Islands, Somaliland non, Spain, Taiwan, USA, unidentified, publications --- and the propagation outlook

WORLD OF RADIO 1896 monitoring: confirmed first SW broadcast, less than one semihour after completed, Tuesday September 19 at 2130 on WRMI 9455, fair. Fortunately this broadcast had been on two frequencies, so still audible despite // 15770 not yet restored. Also confirmed Tue Sept 19 at 2330 on WBCQ, 9329.970v-CUSB, fair S8 with some deep fades. Next:
Wed 1030 WRMI 5850 to NW, 9455 to WNW
Wed 1315 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2100 WBCQ 7490v-AM to WSW
Wed 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Thu 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Fri 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0630 HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1431 HLR 7265-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1930v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2230 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2300 WRMI 11580 to NE
Sun 0200 WRMI 11580 to NE
Sun 0315v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1030 HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW
Sun 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0300v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW

** U S A. 7570, Sept 18 at 2335, WRMI 7570 is off again after a revival, while 7730 remains off, and 7780 is BS. Sept 19 at 0603, 7570 is back on with BS // 5850 and 7780. Unfortunately, the only frequency with RAE in Japanese at this hour, 7730 is still down. Sept 19 at 1302, 7570 is on with BS, 7730 still off.

Sept 19 at 2130, 7780 is on with BS, WRMI-1 now running all day long, 24h even tho not propagating much in full day, on one of the NE antennas, presumably because 11825, nothing but BS, is still down; and also 15770 is still down, having been on the antenna, also to the NE that was destroyed by Irma. Jeff said 15770 may be coming back on another antenna. It`s not totally BS; at this hour would be in variety programming including WOR on Tuesday. 7780 breaks away from the BS, only for `The Power Hour`, M-F 12-15 UT, but on Sat & Sun might remain // 9395 with Oldies. Sept 20 at 0212, 7730 is still off, 7780 is VP, and 7570, which normally inbooms, is a poor S9 with an unattributed news clip about the Mexican quake before BS comes back with the obvious conclusion (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0307 UT September 20


Glenn Hauser logs September 17-18, 2017  View Printable Version 
Monday, September 18 2017

** AUSTRALIA. 9690, Sept 18 at 1230, RBA Burmese service is still here instead of listed and announced 9685 where there is nothing; gospel music, poor (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6100, Sept 18 at 0607, RHC English reactivated here after missing several nights, good S9+20, but now 6060 is missing. Still // 6000 undermodulated; 6145 S9+30 but undermod; and 5040 off as it normally is by 0600.

5025, Sept 18 at 0611, R. Rebelde with JBM music (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. 3325, Sept 18 at 1228 immediately upon tune-in, ``Radio Republik Indonesia`` ID in passing, at S2-S4, with Bougainville no doubt already off --- the last living Indonesian SW station as 9525-, VOI is still absent (but maybe not forever) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 560, Sept 18 at 1200 mentions Monterrey, Nuevo LeÃn, but then spoken and sung ``La Tremenda``, which is XESRD, Santiago Papasquiaro, Durango, 10/1 kW (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 630, Sept 18 at 1202, full ID for XEFB, Monterrey NL, by SHVA (super-hype voice actor) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 790, Sept 18 at 1205, patriotic speech clips, probably from Sept. 16 celebrations; 1207 surprised by untranslated English clips of Tillerson, Haley, May; back to Spanish, loops SW and dominant. 1212 program ID as `En los Tiempos de la Radio``; Senado PSA; and finally ID as ``790 AM Grupo FÃrmula La Paz``; 1213 mini-features `MÃxico y sus Sabores` about quesadillas; `Rincones de MÃxico` about Cuatro CiÃnagas, Coahuila and its dunes; then another `Sabores` about gorditas. This is XENT, 10000/750 watts, La Paz BCS. Always neat to hear a station from the far end of Mexico; already this morning had unlogged closer but nearby Sinaloans across the Cortez Sea on 610, 650 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND. 6679-USB, Sept 18 at 1251, VOLMET in monotone DU accent, can`t catch locations until 1253 ``Terminal forecast, Auckland``; S5. Per EiBi it is indeed Auckland, starting at :20 and :50 past the hours, time-shared with Tokyo, Hong Kong, Honolulu (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. RF 42, Sept 18 at 1448 UT, barely enough morning tropo to visiblize sporadically KBZC-LD OKC. Keeps changing its lineup of subchannels. Now 42-2 is Tuff TV, with ``creating conservative political talk show``, `Live from Studio 6B`, set up like a radio studio. Program website and Tuff TV +program sked websites won`t finish loading. Finally! A conservative talkshow!

42-1 has a sillyballgame which Rabbitears.info now labels as Stadium; 42-3 still Buzzr; 42-4 GetTV; 42-5 QVC; 42-6 QVC-2; and I didn`t get up to 42-7 to reconfirm Shop LC. NTSC KOCY-LP OKC also barely visible snowy on ch 48 (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7245-LSB, Sept 18 at 1239, Navy Club Net with KK6BS (``Battle-Ship``) in Gainesville FL about getting back to normal. Joseph C. Folsom (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1895 monitoring: confirmed Sunday September 17 at 2346 the 2330 on WBCQ, 9329.95v-CUSB, fair. Also confirmed UT Monday September 18 at 0304 on WBCQ, 5130.240-AM, VP in noise level (and 3250 not on // like it was during AWWW UT Sat). Also confirmed after 0330 on WRMI webcast, and presumably 9555. Next:
Mon 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW [but still not restored as of Sept 18]

** U S A. 7780, Sept 18 at 1235, this WRMI is off again, while 7570 is VG with BS. Also still on are 5850, 9395, 9455, 9955, 11580.

5950, Sept 18 at 1248 BS on this WRMI at S6; new on this transmitter?

WRMI skedgrid has now been updated as of Sept 17:

It shows 5950 from two different transmitters, at the same time:
1100-1230, #3 at 160 degrees, and #14 at 181 degrees; #14 also at 22-01. But not after 1230.

5850 has an addition at 2230-2300 `Yeshua` before Radio Tirana.

11825 is still missing at 1407 Sept 18, but 7780 is now on with `The Power Hour` ads // 9395, 9455.

FB posts since my last report, in reverse order:

``WRMI Radio Miami International 17 hrs Â
Many thanks to Ray Robinson of KVOH in Los Angeles for guest-hosting Wavescan this week! Jeff White has been busy with the hurricane reparations at WRMI. There will be a report on WRMI's hurricane experiences on this week's Wavescan, which begins airing today, September 17th.

2125 UTC Sunday September 17, 2017 - The frequency of 5950 kHz is now back on the air! This broadcasts Family Radio, Adventist World Radio and several other programs on a beam to Cuba and the Caribbean. We are using Transmitter 3 instead of Transmitter 14, since Transmitter 14's transmission lines are still not repaired.

Para nuestros oyentes en Cuba y el Caribe, ya està en el aire la frecuencia de 5950 kHz!

WRMI Radio Miami International
1615 UTC Sunday September 17 - It's been almost a week since Hurricane Irma arrived here at Okeechobee. We now have 10 of our 14 transmitters on the air again with their normal power:

Transmitter 1 at 7780 kHz
Transmitter 2 at 5985 kHz
Transmitter 4 at 9955 kHz
Transmitter 5 at 9455 kHz
Transmitter 6 at 9395 kHz
Transmitter 7 at 21525 kHz
Transmitter 9 at 11580 kHz
Transmitter 10 at 11530 kHz
Transmitter 11 at 7570 kHz
Transmitter 12 at 5850 kHz

We will continue working to put the others on the air during the next few days. We cannot put Transmitter 3 on 15770 kHz again on the same antenna because the hurricane destroyed the 44-degree European antenna that this transmitter was using. But we may use Transmitter 3 with another antenna in the near future.

It seems that our Internet service has finally come back, so we are hoping that Monday we can have our audio livestream working normally again, and that our customers can again send us their programs via Internet.

Thanks to our Facility Manager Pat Travers and his team for their hard work over the last week repairing all of the transmission lines in the antenna field, we have been able to return to the air on so many transmitters so fast.

And thanks to our listeners for their patience waiting for us. The hurricane has been a bad experience, but we have overcome it and we are in the air again to serve you

WRMI Radio Miami International
1615 UTC Domingo Septiembre 17 - Ha sido casi una semana desde que llegà el HuracÃn Irma aquà a Okeechobee. Ahora tenemos 10 de nuestros 14 transmisores en el aire de nuevo con su potencia normal:

Transmisor 1 en 7780 kHz
Transmisor 2 en 5985 kHz
Transmisor 4 en 9955 kHz
Transmisor 5 en 9455 kHz
Transmisor 6 en 9395 kHz
Transmisor 7 en 21525 kHz
Transmisor 9 en 11580 kHz
Transmisor 10 en 11530 kHz
Transmisor 11 en 7570 kHz
Transmisor 12 en 5850 kHz

Seguiremos trabajando para poner los otros en el aire durante los prÃximos dÃas. No podemos reponer Transmisor 3 en 15770 kHz en la misma antena porque el huracÃn destruyà la antena de 44 grados hacia Europa que este transmisor estaba usando. Pero quizÃs usaremos Transmisor 3 con otra antena en el futuro cercano.

Parece que nuestro servicio de Internet ha regresado por fin, asà estamos esperando que maÃana lunes podemos tener nuestro stream de audio en vivo funcionando normalmente de nuevo, y que nuestros clientes puedan mandarnos sus programas por Internet de nuevo.

Gracias a nuestro Gerente de Facilidad Pat Travers y su equipo por su trabajo duro durante la semana pasada reparando todas las lÃneas de transmisiÃn en el campo de antenas, hemos podido regresar al aire en tantos transmisores tan rÃpido.

Y gracias a nuestros oyentes por su paciencia esperÃndonos. El huracÃn ha sido una experiencia mala, pero la hemos superado y ya estamos en el aire de nuevo para servirles.`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific JBA MW carrier search, 1154 UT September 18: only 702, with two carriers beating from WSW: presumably 50 kW 2BL ABC Sydney, and 10 kW Magic, Auckland NZ, as other monitors have been getting into deep North America (tho there is another 1 kW NZer). Skipped midband, but nothing detected on hiband either (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1708 UT September 18


Glenn Hauser logs September 17, 2017  View Printable Version 
Sunday, September 17 2017

** AUSTRALIA. 9690, Sept 17 at 1230, poor signal and nothing on 9685; 1243 non-Nutcracker music now up to fair S8-S5, and 1244 same RBA English sign/off as yesterday for Burmese service ``until tomorrow at 1115 on 9685``, 1245*. So maybe it`s a deliberate change (a little further from the Chinese radio war on 9680), but the news has not reached the programming department (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5025, Sept 17 at 0548, R. Rebelde is open carrier/dead air at S9+20; at 1240 still DA and weaker after sunrise, maybe a trace of modulation. This problem has been dogging Rebelde for weeks; evidently no one at RadioCuba knows or cares about it. Think of all the undernourished Cubans who could be fed by electrical money wasted on dead air, and jamming (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6100, Sept 17 at 0550, this RHC English frequency is still off as it has been for a while lately, remaining on 5040, 6060, 6000, 6145, in order of decreasing modulation level. 6100 is still heard in Spanish before 1300 with Asian CCI (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11580, Sept 17 at 0200, as I am confirming WOR 1895 via WRMI, I hear co-channel QRM underneath from RHC in Spanish! I had previously remarked that a possible leapfrog mixing product onto 11580 had not yet been heard clashing with WRMI --- but now it has. It`s 11760 over 11670 another 90 kHz lower. While on 11580 they add up to S7-8, 11670 is S9+20, and when I get back to rate 11760 at 0204 it has cut off the air and along with it the `frog. Modulation level was wildly different, soft on 11760, loud on 11670. If both had been loud, 11580 should have been worse (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 17730, Sept 17 at 1415, RHC S9+10 open carrier/dead air, while 17580 is off (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NETHERLANDS [non]. 5960, Sept 17 at 0130 check, JBA carrier from presumed The Mighty KBC, so the new frequency via GERMANY is not working out very well. Some months ago I tried to convince Uncle Eric to get on WRMI or WBCQ if he really wants a reliable signal into North America, but his loyalty lies with MBR (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TIBET [non]. 11512, Sept 17 at 1307, JBA carrier, presumed V. of Tibet via TAJIKISTAN on signature split frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1895 monitoring: altho UTwente and I could not hear HLR 7265 Sept 16, the reliable Alan Gale further in the UK replies, ``Hi Glenn, You were on 7265 kHz at 1430 UT today, but even here the signal was very poor and faded out after the first 10 minutes or so. Apart from a short period during Radio Tropical when the signal came up, it was generally very bad during most of today's broadcast. It must just be skywave length as Channel 292 on 6070 kHz was audible right throughout that period without any difficulty. Alan``

Confirmed here UT Sunday September 17 at 0200 on WRMI, reactivated 11580, fair but with CubaRM! See CUBA. Also confirmed UT Sun Sept 17 at 0321 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, MO, good about 7 minutes into, so started circa 0314. No confirmation yet of the Sun 1030 on HLR 9485-CUSB. Next:
Sun 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0300v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW

** U S A. 7570, Sept 17 at 1251, another WRMI frequency reactivated, with BS at S9+20, but still no 7730;

5850, Sept 17 at 1302 is also back with BS, fair.

15770, at 1312 Sept 17, still no signal: I think that`s the one, #3, which fed the broken 44-degree antenna.

One more FB post to quote since my last report:

``0000 UTC Sunday September 17, 2017 - Now Transmitter 11 is back on also. That's 7570 kHz, beamed 315 degrees towards Vancouver like Transmitter 12 on 5850. We now have 10 transmitters/frequencies back on the air. Transmitters 8, 13 and 14 are still down [11825, 7730, 5950], plus #3 [15770] which was using the 44-degree European antenna that was severely damaged by the hurricane. We may not be able to resume using that antenna. Our phone lines are working again, so the Internet may come back soon``

9395 // 9455, Sept 17 at 1322, `Wavescan` is running with logs from some dowunderite, 1325 Ray Robinson hosting with final item, QSL of the Week. Evidently he produced this week`s show, with Jeff out of axion tnx to Irma. The Sunday 1300 emission of WS continues to be secret, not on the WRMI skedgrids, but it`s been going for months. By 1413, the pair are back to // Oldies (while on weekdays would be `The Power Hour` [sic] until 1500) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1614 UT September 17


Glenn Hauser logs September 15-16, 2017  View Printable Version 
Sunday, September 17 2017

** AUSTRALIA. 9690, Sept 16 at 1240, good signal playing ``Waltz of the Flowers``, great orchestral music by Chaikofsky --- what`s this? Nothing scheduled. 1244 English sign-off for Reach Beyond, Australia, Burmese service to resume tomorrow at 1115 on ``9685``! Indeed supposed to be on 9685 per HFCC; maybe back there tomorrow, mistake today on 9690? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5010, Sept 16 at 0050, JBA carrier, probably leapfrog of Cuba 5040 over 5025 another 15 kHz lower; however, there is no match on the other side, 5055. 5040 is VG with RHC French; 5025 is S9+30 of dead air, maybe a trace of modulation. 5010 might also be grayline from India? 5025, Sept 16 at 0957 quick awake check: Radio Rebelde is still dead air (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 15730, Sept 16 at 1951, Cuban music at S9+40 on VOA frequency; must be a VOA African program? Lyrix even assert ``mÃsica cubana``. 1956 outro in French about David Blanco, ``Hit-Parade`` pronounced in French. I`m almost thinking it is really RHC --- Yes! At 2000 RHC IS and into Portuguese; now I can hear VOA way underneath it, which has just started French at 2000 via Greenville. RHC is supposed to be on 15370 now! But lysdexic putton-busher upmixed the digits, or if saved, hit a real RHC frequency but which is not supposed to be on until later. Take that, VOA, for being silly enough to attempt a frequency time-share with the incompetent Cuban commies (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. 9525-, Sept 16 at 1246, no signal from VOI. No entry yet for today at http://rri.jpn.org but Atsunori Ishida says it was already absent on Sept 14 and 15 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MADAGASCAR. 17640, Sept 16 at 1830, MWV African Pathways Radio is the SSOB at S9+10 during `Creation Moment` with a nonsensical item about butterflies vs birds as if Darwinism could not explain it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN [non]. 21620, 17855, 17715, 15520, 15390, Sat Sept 16 at 1730, no signals on any of the REE frequencies, as Manuel MÃndez, Spain, had noted earlier shortly after their scheduled *1400. Still nothing at 1831 (when 17640 MWV Madagascar English is inbooming). 17855 had been off for weeks, and one or two of the others sporadically, but now, nothing! And on a deportive Saturday, to boot, tsk2 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1895 monitoring: confirmed Friday Sept 15 at 2333 on WBCQ, 9330.03v-CUSB, fair.

NOT confirmed Saturday Sept 16 at 1431 on Hamburger Lokalradio, 7265-CUSB. Monitored via UTwente from 1419 when Media Network Plus is scheduled; I can barely make out some talk and music; cannot recognize Keith or me with propagation before 1430. After 1431 still no WOR detectable, with more ACI from both sides rather than HLR. 1445 it`s a YL voice, music, certainly not WOR; 1500 weak but clear timesignal, CRI theme. Scheduled is CRI via Kashgar, East Turkistan, in Sinhala at 1400, Hindi at 1500 on same 100 kW, 174 degree beams. Maybe HLR is really on, but as too often, ceding 7265 to CRI even in the Netherlands. No confirmation yet from anyone in Europe for 7265, but the earlier 0630 UT Saturday HLR airing on 6190-CUSB is confirmed by Ivo Ivanov, Bulgaria:

GERMANY, Poor signal of HLR relays on 6190-CUSB, Sept 16
World of Radio#1895
0630-0700 on 6190 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu English

Also confirmed before 2300 the Sat 2230 on WBCQ 9330.0v-CUSB, fair; and at 2300 Sat September 16 on WRMI 11580, VG. Next:
Sun 0200 WRMI 11580 to NE
Sun 0315v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1030 HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW
Sun 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0300v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW

** U S A. Checking WRMI frequencies, Friday Sept 15 at 2211:
11580, has come back on, with RAE in Italian as sked
7780, JBA carrier, presumably BS
9455, Bob Biermann soft-core preaching: must be His Weekend Show
9955, seems like PCJ Radio International

At 2334 Sept 15:
11580, Radio Ukraine International relay in English
9455, music, Oldies?
7780, still JBA and the other sevens still off: 7730, 7570

Saturday Sept 16 at 0956:
9395 // 9455 with Oldies, both about S8, so seems 9395 has been resumed on a full-power transmitter.

At 1237 Sept 16:
9395 with VOA News just ending, back to Oldies, and // much weaker 7780 (both of which carry The Power Hour on weekdays)
9455 // 9955 with gospel huxter in English (instead of REI Spanish weekdays)
11580, still on with BS at 1247; at 1413, RAE AAM in Spanish as scheduled altho RAE does not acknowledge existence of this repeat

At 1731 Sept 16: ON: 21525, 11580, 9955, 9455, 9395;
still OFF: 15770, 11825 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

Here are the WRMI FB posts since my last report, in reverse order:

WRMI Radio Miami International
2250 UTC Saturday, September 16, 2017 - OK, Transmitter 12 is ready to go at 2300 UTC. That's 5850 kHz. [R. Tirana at 23 except Sunday]

2338 UTC Friday September 15, 2017 - Transmitter number 6 (9395 kHz) is up at full power now! Just before sundown, when the engineers can't work any more in the field for the day. So far, so good.

2215 UTC Friday September 15, 2017 - Transmitter 10 is ready to go tonight from 0000-0200 UTC on its regular schedule on 11530 kHz.

1915 UTC Friday, September 15, 2017 - We're on a roll. We now have Transmitter 1 (7780 kHz) on the air with full power. It will broadcast its regular schedule of programming.

We'll do our best to catch up to everyone and take pictures to post here.

1830 UTC Friday, September 15 - We are still without telephone lines and Internet service at our transmitter site. The telephone company, CenturyLink, which provides our telephone and Internet service, tells us that they estimate service should be restored by September 25 -- at 7:00 pm!

1712 UTC Friday, September 15 - Our power came back on last night about an hour after it went off. This morning we repaired the transmission lines for Transmitter 2 (5985 kHz) and it is working fine, so it will be on the air on its regular schedule from 0300-0500 UTC. Now we have just put Transmitter 9 (11580 kHz) back on the air. So right now we have the following frequencies back on according to their normal schedule: 5985, 9955, 9455, 9395 (low power), 21525 and 11580 kHz`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Mark Sills in Dallas left a phone message circa Sept 14 that Randi Steele had died, liver failure on way to hospital. NÃ[e] Randy Ripley, was ops manager at WBCQ, and as a transgender person had a rather acrimonious split with the station some 18 years ago. No further details or confirmation (Glenn Hauser, Sept 15, dxldyg via DX LISTENING DIGEST)

Dave Zantow forwarded the above to Allan Weiner. I don`t tune in `AWWW` until 0050 UT Sept 16 on 7490, when he is already talking about Randi, summarizing: In 1998-1999 she helped get WBCQ going; a talented person but had an uncompromising streak. Had a problem with Brother Scare, kept calling AW at all hours of the night to complain about his anti-homosexual, anti-transgender rants. Allan, who still loves BS, and believes he really is the prophet of God, concedes that such behavior is Unbiblical, and founded on Free Speech, BS gets to advocate such a position.

``She still didn`t get it``, that FS is all-important at WBCQ. She was doing an afternoon show then on 7415. In April or May of 1999 she ``threw BS off and took over the station``. AW was in Kennebunk at the time, had to drive up to Monticello and take it back. Randi left and he never talked to her again; heard she was in Wisconsin programming an LPFM.

At 0100, AW mentions that tonight he is also on ``the nifty 32-50``, but poor here in storm noise level. Then to some program change info: Tom Taylor [European Music Radio] will be on every month for a year, Saturday at 2130-2200 on 7490 starting this week [so is it defined as the third Saturday of each month, or what?]

`The Next Chapter` has ended its run after some 200 episodes, so that opens up Wed at 7-8 pm ET. [so is Radio Alexandria close to fruition?]

`Voice of the Report of the Week`, at 8 pm ET will stop repeats on Sundays. Interrupted by a phone call from Lee in Joisey --- can`t that wait?? And another call breaking up.

`Uncle Bill`s Melting Pot` from this week moves from Thursday, to Sunday at 6-6:30 pm ET on 7490, right after `Marion`s Attic`; and 6:30-7 pm ET will be occupied by a repeat of `Furthermore 29-54` from the previous Monday.

Bill`s old spot Thursday 7-7:30 pm ET will have a repeat of `Camp Constitution Radio`, which Allan also likes (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9475, Sat Sept 16 at 1829, WTWW-1 with suptorted ham talk on QSO show pre-empting far-right white racist extremist SFAW; and WTWW-2, 9930 is still absent, no Theater Organ (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 5050, Sept 16 at 0050, no signal. A new Latin American unID had been reported on HCDX late Sept 15:

``Iâm hearing Latin music and a male announcer in Spanish on 5049.24 kHz from 2250 tune in. I think there was an ID at 2254, but my old ears couldnât pick it out. Some of the music sounds Andean. At this time, almost all of South America is in darkness, except a bit of Colombia, Ecuador and PerÃ, and those areas are just coming into gray-line with my location. Anyone? --Art Delibert, N. Bethesda, MD``

David Goren, circa NYC, replied: ``I tuned in after I saw your note; could barely copy voices out of the noise, but a Spanish speaking male did fade up for a few seconds. I didnât see the exact moment the signal went off, but it was somewhere around 2315``

Art replied: ``Thanks David. I couldnât stay at the radio for very long after I sent the message, but I did note that the carrier signal of this station (or another right on top of it) became very strong, a fact seemingly at odds with the weakness of the audio and the fading in and out. So Iâm not sure what was happening on this frequency. Art Delibert, North Bethesda, MD``

So maybe it was a phantom? Perhaps would be on air pre-sunrise with a better chance. I happen to awaken at 0957 Sept 16, but nothing audible. The only stations known on 5050 are India and China, which would also be propagable at certain hours, but not in Spanish. PLUS, WWRB UT Sun-Mon-Tue only circa 00-02 UT or less (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 2348 UT September 16


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