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Glenn Hauser logs August 30-31-September 1  View Printable Version 
Saturday, September 01 2018

Hauser
** ANGUILLA. 11775, Fri Aug 31 at 1357, CB is off again after sporadic
appearances this week (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** AUSTRALIA [non]. 9265V, Saturday Sept 1 at 1213, Hobart Radio
International, The Voice of Tasmania, via Unique Radio, NSW, via WINB,
Pennsylvania. S9 with carrier wobble listening in SSB but not heard in
AM; 1226 some 48m Europirate logs with SINPOs, fading here to S5; 1230
Andean music during Unique Radio contact info and intro WORLD OF RADIO
1945, new relay which starts at 1231:21, until 1300:03 when Tim Gaynor
resumes his own show `Sounds of Your Life` with mailbag as his WINB
block has been extended to 1330, a.k.a. ``World community radio from
Australia``. So now SOYL is 1100-1130 & 1300-1330, with three DX
programs in between: 1130 `International Radio Report` from CKUT, 1200
HRI, and 1230 WOR. Thanks, Tim!

Podcast of the whole thing is at:
https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/uniqueradio/episodes/2018-09-01T06_23_32-07_00
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BANGLADESH. 15505, Sept 1 at 1358, 1 kHz tone from JBA Bangladesh
Betar, 1358:31 IS, 1359:57.5 mis-timesignal ends 10.5 seconds earlier
than two days ago; opening Urdu (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** CHINA [non]. 13740, Sept 1 at 1403, open carrier, dead air except
for perpetual squeal, from Cuban relay transmitter; even carrier break
for a few seconds at 1404:25; finally JIP China Plus in English under-
modulation from 1406:39, having missed the ``news`` completely. Thus
the ChiCom continue to be shortchanged by their Cuban lackeys
attempting the relays (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13633 & 13767, Aug 31 at 1329, trace of distorted FM blobs
from RHC 13700-AM transmitter are all it can manage today; something`s
always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 11860, Fri Aug 31 at *1400:43, Greenville cuts on
carrier late vs. jamming already running, joining Radio MartÃ
modulation at 1401:15 but soon dumps off air; back on with carrier at
*1402:07, and modulation stays from 1402:49, well atop jamming.

Thus RM concludes its third week on 11860, colliding directly with RHC
after 1930. Saturday Sept 1 at 1403, no RM as it rests another
weekend, but wall-of-noise jamming continues anyway; something`s
always wrong at the DentroCuban Jamming Command (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** KIRITIMATI. 846, Sept 1 at 0612, R. Kiribati continues to put a JBA
carrier in here 7200 km = 4474 stmi = 3888 nmi away (Glenn Hauser, OK,
DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 870, Sept 1 at 1210, I hear a bit of the Mexican NA by a
solo voice, 1211 some YL talk maybe unSpanish, smacking of XETAR, La
Voz de la Sierra Tarahumara, Guachochi, Chihuahua, which I have been
trying to confirm still on the air, but unheard today or othermornings
from nominal *1200 for a daytimer in the summer; apparently flexible.
Today at 1200 I was getting otherSpanish, surely KLSQ Nevada [see
USA]. The only other western Mexican on 870 is XEFIL in MazatlÃn;
neither is on Tim Hall`s roster of stations he has confirmed to have
left AM for FM (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA. 7255-, Sept 1 at 0607, VON is AWOL again (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 7470, Sept 1 at 0437, YHWH is S9 but undermodulated,
in very strange conditions lacking anything extracontinental on the
band, stronger than weakened 7505 WRNO, about equal to attenuated 7570
WRMI and stronger than 7730.

Also vs. high local (line?) noise level at S7, but which peaks worst
at S9+10 in the 3.7-5.5 MHz range, rather wiping out any DX on the 60m
band. Below 3.7 it`s only S9, and by 9 MHz only S1. I can`t find any
household device causing it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 515 kHz, Aug 31 at 0623 UT, NDB PN in Ponca City, a semi-
local always audible day & night, has developed quite a chirp, i.e.
pitch of tone wobbles as each letter is keyed (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1945 monitoring: confirmed Thursday
August 30 at 2330 on WBCQ 9330.15, fair --- first time heard on 9330V
irregular schedule since Tuesday August 7! But not 24 hours later.

Checking Saturday Sept 1 after 1431 on Utwente SDR for WOR on
Hamburger Lokalradio, 6190-CUSB, nothing heard until a trace by 1457.

Alan Gale, England, reports: ``Hi Glenn, Very odd propagation from HLR
on 6190 kHz today. It was coming in well here from around 1230 UT,
even good in the AM mode, but typically dropped down in strength at
around 1425 and was then up and down in QSB right till the end of your
programme, with just a couple of peaks in strength at around 1440 and
1450. I had to switch to CUSB to hear the rest of the info. I guess
that now we are into September we'll see the propagation on 6 MHz
changing a lot in the coming weeks.`` Next:

Sat 1930v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2130 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe, or 2330?]
Sun 0310v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1030 HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW
Sun 2130 WRMI 7780 to NE
Sun 2330 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Mon 0130.5 WRMI 5850 to NW, 7780 to NE
Mon 0300v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 0400 WRMI webcast only, non-direxional
Mon 2330 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030 WRMI 7780 to NE, 5950 to WNW [or #1946?]
Tue 2130 WRMI 5950 to WNW [or #1946?]

Full schedule for WOR on all outlets, not just SW; podcast linx:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9955, UT Fri Aug 31 at 0322 on BST-1 caradio, Chinese music
I was sure coming from a CRI relay, until I heard in Morse code the
memory frequency tuned. After WRMI ID, 0330 on to `Sounding the Alarm`
gospel huxter. Announced date of original broadcast which was May 17,
2016; so here we are 27.5 months later as the world keeps turning.
Scheduled at 0315 UT Tue-Sat is `Moments in Bible Prophecy` --- so
that failed to default music fill (but not the usual variety of World
Music), or maybe the Moments occupy much less than the 14 minute slot?
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 870, Sept 1 at 1200 UT, Spanish loops E/W, only catch
``870`` in ToH ID, into sports talk, making SAH of about 9 Hz with WWL
remnant to 1207 UT fadeout. This all points to KLSQ Whitney NV (Las
Vegas), 5000/430 watts U2, ESPN-D. Official FCC September sunrise is
1315 UT, so should have been on 430-watt night power and direxional to
the NW --- but I bet it`s really 5 kW ND day pattern. No PSRA for it
is known to the new NRC AM Log. Of course I was looking for XETAR;
see MEXICO (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1741 UT September 1

 

Glenn Hauser logs August 29-30, 2018  View Printable Version 
Thursday, August 30 2018

Hauser
** ANGUILLA. 11775, Wed Aug 29 at 1259, CB is on with PMS on TUN. Evidently has gone back to irregular schedule anyday, after a spell on local Sun & Mon only. But 11775 is off again at 1842 check. 6090 is off again at 0437 UT Thu Aug 30 check. 11775 is on again at 1353 Aug 30 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BANGLADESH. 15505, Aug 30 at 1356, Bangladesh Betar is already on with 1 kHz tone --- best I`ve heard it in ages. Tone stops at 1358:15 and lovely haunting interval signal starts a few seconds later, repeating multiply until 5+1 mis-timesignal ending at 1400:08, and announcement starting Urdu service to the former west wing (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** AUSTRIA. 11880, Aug 29 at 2109, very poor talk at S0-S1, maybe French? No, AWR English via Moosbrunn is scheduled until 2130; before RHC takes over circa 2200 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 5035, Aug 29 at 0627, JBA carrier with fades. I suppose it has to be one of the ZYs, more likely R. Aparecida. By now the ACI splash from 5040 Cuba is off, allowing at least this much to be detected (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13700, Aug 29 at 1301, RHC cuts on and off during attempt at frequency announcement; by 1308 stays on, but fails to accompany with panoply of FM signals across the band. Something`s always wrong at RHC.

6000, UT Thu Aug 30 at 0637, RHC English is again suptorted here; 6100 = 6165 undermodulated but not distorted; only 6060 is VG as `Arts Roundup` is starting. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [non]. 7435, Aug 30 at 0423, R. Martà with electronic/keyboard music, no announcements, pauses between trax, only during which some jamming is audible vs S9+25. Same on // 7335, and 6030. I keep listening the rest of the hour to this very strange ``programming`` for RM. Including repeats of some of the same tunes! Now I`m convinced Greenville has lost program feed from Miami studio and is filling with this, which continues even past 0500, altho 7435 to 7365 QSY happens on time with a 28-second break before 7365 cuts back on at *0500:00 sharp with carrier, rejoining others with music at 0500:27. By 0641 final check, both 7 MHz signals have faded way down below the jamming level, but 6030 is back to programming with talk and clips of music videos. For fun at 0453 I also tried 1180 to // the music, but the only QRM to the echoey Rebeldeblast was English, probably WHAM.

11860, the new Martà frequency at 14-22, colliding head-on with RHC after 1930, is also supposedly employed in the nightmiddle at 07-10 according to Ivo. During awake chex at 0704 & 0915 Aug 30, it is inaudible, but hardly expected to propagate here or there. OCB has still failed to register it at all in the latest HFCC files as of 29 August. At those hours, something even below 6 MHz band would be much more effective: propagation 101 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUATEMALA. 4055, Aug 29 at 0632, carrier still on and seemingly open, from R. Truth (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KIRITIMATI. 846, Aug 29 at 0629, JBA carrier yet audible thru storm noise, from R. Kiribati no doubt. Also August 30 as early as 0456. Gaisma.com claims sunset at Ronton (London), Xmas Island is 19:34 local minus 12 for UT = 0734! But
https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/kiribati/kiritimati
shows this part of Kiribati is on UT +14 (which = Hawaii UT -10 on other side of dateline!), sunset at 18:34 local minus 14 = 0434 UT! So gaisma is all wrong about this one. And so is WRTH 2018, implying it`s all UT+12; at presstime there was no 846 but there was FM (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 6185, Aug 30 at 0431, S9+20 Spanish quite undermodulated, but turning up volume with ECSS helps, drama mentioning UNAM, and 0436 Radio EducaciÃn ID which XEPPM is still using on Mexico`s only SWBC station left standing (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOLOMON ISLANDS. 5020, Aug 29 at 0630, JBA carrier presumed SIBC where it`s almost Honiara sunset at 0718. Nothing yet from 4835 Queensland, which Manuel MÃndez says he detected in Spain this early, longpath. We have 4840 WWCR with which to contend, but sometimes MUF falling below (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SUDAN SOUTH [non]. 11620, Aug 30 at 0415, Eye Radio via MADAGASCAR this hour M-F, YL in heavily African-accented English very hard to understand, news mentioning Juba, S5 with deep fades. (Since there are multiple mutually incomprehensible native African languages influencing how English be spoken, one would assume various other Africans would also have a hard time understanding a different ESL version, right? Everyone should strive for an American accent as compromise, hi) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 7375, Aug 30 at 0424, VOA via BOTSWANA talking about an ECOWAS radio station in English, French, Portuguese, something new, maybe on SW?? But soon on to another topic about domestic violence against women in SÃnÃgal.

Searching finds news that the Economic Community of West African States got a radio station in Monrovia, Liberia, in March 2018. It had been a UN station, then transferred to ECOWAS. WTFK, FM only? WRTH had UNMIL Radio on 91.5 in Monrovia, plus three others elsewhere. Searching voanews.com on ecowas radio gets no recent hits (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1945 monitoring: barely confirmed, Wed Aug 29 at 2103 on WBCQ 7490+, VP in noise level, gh voice recognized but only presumed it`s the latest edition --- until 2114 when my rotating mid-show catchprase is the one I utter this week, ``the media magazine you monitor with your mind``!

But once again this week, 9955 WRMI is OFF past 2100, until *2102 Wed Aug 29, JIP WOR a sesquiminute late; could they start turning on this transmitter a few minutes earlier?? At S6-S7; 9395 was already on at S7-S8. Next:

Thu 2330 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Fri 2330 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Sat 0631 HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1230 Unique Radio via WINB 9265 to WSW [NEW]
Sat 1431 HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1930v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2130 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe, or 2330?]
Sun 0310v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1030 HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW
Sun 2130 WRMI 7780 to NE
Sun 2330 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Mon 0130.5 WRMI 5850 to NW, 7780 to NE
Mon 0300v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 0400 WRMI webcast only, non-direxional
Mon 2330 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030 WRMI 7780 to NE, 5950 to WNW [or #1946?]
Tue 2130 WRMI 5950 to WNW [or #1946?]

Full schedule for WOR on all outlets, not just SW; podcast linx:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9455, UT Thu Aug 30 at 0058, WRMI is on with weekly BS emission on this frequency, ID, at 0100 over to weekly `Hal Turner` 2-hour talkshow starting with wacky disclaimer, and now // 7490 WBCQ staying on late this night only. He announces these two SW stations and ONE other affiliate: 540 KYAH in Delta UT --- the same one carrying WTWW`s UT Sunday midnight show, 13 watts at night. But KYAH can legally run day power 1 kW until 0230 UT in August; only -0145 in September (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7730, Aug 30 at 0420, WRMI in Spanish so colloquial I wonder if it`s really Spanish, or Italian? No, heavy porteÃo accent as someone is being interviewed about Radio Mitre, during `La Rosa de Tokio` as now scheduled this hour on UT Thursdays (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15610 & 12050, Aug 29 at 2108, no signals from WEWN English or Spanish. Possibly propagation? Maybe on the higher one, but I don`t think so. Something`s frequently wrong at WEWN; or could be closedown during storm or mowing (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 92.7, Aug 29 at 1512 UT, ``The New 92-7, The Blast``, i.e. KWME Wellington KS, as already listed by WTFDA DB with 14 kW H&V, 130m HAAT, so how ``new`` is it? Format designation as ``rhythmic oldies``. (Show me an Oldie, or any pop music, without rhythm?) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 4170-USB, Aug 30 at 0446, surprised to hear some 2-way, maybe Greek or Spanish, atop my local third harmonic of KCRC 1390. It`s within a marine comms band, but is 4170 for anything in particular? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 4810, Aug 30 at 0443, JBA carrier again sideswiped by huge utehash on the upper side. I`ve reported this at least twice recently and no one has replied to my inquiry whether it could be Radio Logos, PerÃ, the only likely broadcaster at this hour, if it`s active, rather than Armenia or India (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 7581.40, Aug 30 at 0422, open carrier at S9, some fades. Maybe ute (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 14018-LSB, Aug 29 at 1253, very poor 2-way, unknown language. Presumably INTRUDERS as hams would not be in phone here in the CW portion of 20m band, nor would they not be in USB (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1846 UT August 20

 

Glenn Hauser logs August 28-29, 2018  View Printable Version 
Wednesday, August 29 2018

Hauser
** ANGUILLA. 6090, UT Wed Aug 29 at 0141, CariBeacon is back on with PMS, having missed its 2-day-a-week broadcasts on UT Mon & Tue, so making up for that? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 11780 RF, Aug 29 at 0133, RNA is back in whack in AM here, ex-11686-FM all afternoon and evening yesterday (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6000, Aug 28 at 0607, RHC English is very undermodulated here and somewhat distorted, while 6165 is as soft but not distorted; 6100 is JBA, and 6060 is very good strength and modulation. So at least one of them is working. Something`s always wrong at RHC.

6000, UT Wed Aug 29 at 0142, just as Arnie is ending mit-week edition of `DXers Unlimited`, RHC English is just barely modulated here, somewhat louder on // 6165. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 4765, Aug 29 at 0143, R. Progreso is off, while 5025 & 5040 remain on; by 0349, 4765 is back on but undermodulated, S9+10/20 about same level as 5025 Rebelde, but which is better modulated. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13899, 13831, 13766, 13634, 13567, 13501, 13434, approx. frequencies of extremely distorted FM spurblobs out of the 13700-AM transmitter, August 28 at 1328, so RHC-FM has been reactivated at ~67 kHz intervals, first time heard in about a month. Helps that fundamental is extremely strong at S9+30/40. All including 13700 still have that F# tone above C middle, and only the tone can be detected at the furthest ones out. The four closest and very strong ones are quite readable with FM tuning. Recheck at 1320, just a trace at 13634 & 13766, tho 13700 is still S9+30. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1945, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA. 7255-, Aug 28 at 0605, VON is finally back on, with the bigsig Hausa hour, S9+20; had not been heard for at least a dekaday (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1945, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1944 monitoring: presumed final play on WRMI, Tuesday August 28 at 2030 on 5950 and 7780 not checked here, but Mark Coady in Ontario says 7780 was ``extremely weak``.

WORLD OF RADIO 1945 contents: Anguilla, Antarctica, Australia and non, Bhutan, Brazil, Bulgaria, China, Colombia, Cuba and non, Europe, Germany, India, Indonesia, Mauritania, Netherlands non, Nigeria and non, Norway, PerÃ, Russia, SÃo TomÃ, Solomon Islands, Spain, USA, unidentified, propagation outlook

WOR 1945 ready for first airing Tuesday August 28 at 2130 on WRMI 5950, and this week I am barely able to confirm it, checked at 2156. Not confirmed Tue Aug 28 at 2330 on WBCQ, as BS played on. Next:

Wed 1030 WRMI 5950 to WNW
Wed 2100 WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2100.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2330 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Thu 2330 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Fri 2330 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Sat 0631 HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1230 Unique Radio via WINB 9265 to WSW [NEW]
Sat 1431 HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1930v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2130 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe, or 2330?]
Sun 0310v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1030 HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW
Sun 2130 WRMI 7780 to NE
Sun 2330 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Mon 0130.5 WRMI 5850 to NW, 7780 to NE
Mon 0300v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 0400 WRMI webcast only, non-direxional
Mon 2330 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030 WRMI 7780 to NE, 5950 to WNW [or #1946?]
Tue 2130 WRMI 5950 to WNW [or #1946?]

Full schedule for WOR on all outlets, not just SW; podcast linx:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7490v, UT Wed Aug 29 at 0140, WBCQ is off, as apparently since at least August 25, Blalock the Blaster is no longer running daily at 0100. Except UT Thu will probably still run Hal Turner instead (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5129.83, UT Wed Aug 29 at 0146, this WBCQ has been turned on for presumed `Amateur Radio Roundtable` with W5KUB, but too far down in the noise to copy; while 5085, WTWW-2 is inbooming with another ham show. It`s no accident, as when W5KUB pulled off WTWW, Ted retaliated by putting his own QSO show on at the same time ~45 kHz away. Unfortunately, QSO wins by strength, but ARR also has a video webcast. Otherwise, 5130- is now off most of the time with no more BS (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0516 UT August 29

 

Glenn Hauser logs August 27-28, 2018  View Printable Version 
Tuesday, August 28 2018

Hauser
** ANGUILLA. 6090, Aug 27 at 0626, Caribbean Beacon is still off like earlier this evening, even tho it`s UT Monday when normally active running all night. But who needs it? 5935 WWCR is VG S9+20. Day frequency 11775 also off at 1404 check. 6090 still off Aug 28 circa 0045 when it is normally on for a few more hours into UT Tuesday. Still no sign of it here on MW 1610, nor has anyone else reported it to my knowledge (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL [and non]. 11686, Aug 27 at 1955, approx. center of big dirty distorted FM blob spanning some 10 kHz --- I bet it`s RNA/RNB way out of whack again, and indeed missing from 11780-AM (but there is a JBA carrier, presumed VOA Botswana until 2000). R75 reads 11686 S5-S6 in FM mode, S7-S8 in AM mode. Even in FM tuning, it`s very distorted but partially readable, improving at fade-ups.

At 2000 yes, it`s Brazuguese, mentions ``Nacional`` ID and news headlines; 2003 mentions RÃdio Nacional AmazÃnia, 2004 listing a number of kHz of outlets, but certainly not this one!! 11686 is 94 kHz down from 11780, so I wonder if there will be another FM blob 2 x 94 = 188 kHz down around 11592? There is a noise peak, but probably unrelated, and no others found in or around 25m. Recheck at 2054, still 11686 and gaining strength, and still no 11780.

11686-FM not rechecked again until 0020 UT August 28, and is still there at S9. This time I`m on the NRD-545 which seems to demodulate the FM distortion a bit more clearly. At 0038 the DJs are greeting Boa Vista, Roraima (now overflowing with Venezuelan refugees), and also to camioneros all over Brasil (truck drivers; they should all be equipped with MotobrÃs SW radios). 0056 talking about ParÃ. RNA will probably remain on 11686 until s/off, circa 0300*? But what about tomorrow? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6100, Aug 27 at 0626, RHC English (presumed) is a JJBBA carrier, while 6165, 6060 and 6000 are merely JBA carriers, as major geomag storm has blacked out signals even as far south as 23 degrees north beyond the Tropic of Cancer, like all of Cuba. Not blaming RHC this time; or should I? TN signals on 5935 & 5830, further north and less than half as far, remain S9+10 to 20, while in some other less disturbed nightmiddles, they are losing out as Cuba remains (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 11860, Monday August 27 at 1404, Radio Martà is running atop jamming, after another weekend off, as it starts its third week on this new frequency honoring Fidel. Recheck 2055, it is also *still* colliding directly with RHC which started 11860 in April, the two making a SAH of about 6 Hz, and taking turns fading up & down vs the other, and now not much noise jamming audible. Yet there are plenty of open frequencies on 25m. How much longer will this go on? A battle to the death --- or no one at either service notices and/or cares? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11980, Aug 28 at 0035, JBA carrier with traces of talk, RHC spur? I try but just too weak, can`t make a modulation match to loud 12000; but I do compute that this could well be a leapfrog of RHC 11700 over 11840 (which are both confirmed on & strong), another 140 kHz higher; a new one for me. No fundamentals on 11980 are known at this hour to HFCC or Aoki/NDXC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 5040, Aug 28 at 0042, RHC is AWOL from this but 5025 Rebelde is VG with bÃisbol. Its only 5+ MHz companion is 5010 WRMI, always weak, as no US stations are to be heard on 5050 WWRB, 5085 WTWW, nor 5130 WBCQ! Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6870, Aug 28 at 0027, weak AM carrier, off & on, up to S7-S8, off & on again, 0028 song starts; still at 0050 hard rock. Only two reports here,
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,45484.0.html
the first one saying it`s Mix Radio at 0125-0157+, no one having heard it earlier when I did --- if it`s the same one (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1944 monitoring: confirmed UT Tuesday August 28 at 0030 on WRMI 7730, VG S9+35. Next:
Tue 2030 WRMI 7780 to NE, 5950 to WNW [or #1945?]
Tue 2130 WRMI 5950 to WNW [or #1945?]

Full schedule for WOR on all outlets, not just SW; podcast linx:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5830, Aug 27 at 0626, WTWW-1 is on at S9+10 despite blackout reaching Cuba; by 1405, has switched to 9475; by 0032 August 28, already back to 5830, in highly variable day/night QSY times (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0239 UT August 28

 

Glenn Hauser logs August 26-27, 2018  View Printable Version 
Monday, August 27 2018

Hauser
** ANGUILLA. 6090, UT Monday Aug 27 at 0048, no signal from Caribbean Beacon, which is normally active on UT Mondays and Tuesdays only. I think I did hear 11775 earlier during the day on Sunday Aug 26 as I tuned around, but not logged. That should also be on daytime Aug 27. See also USA: WWCR 5935 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 9630.5, Aug 27 at 0051, very poor signal in Brazuguese, R. Aparecida, one of few signals on band during propagation disturbance, stronger than 9395 & 9955 WRMI degraded to JBA carriers, but less than 9570, CRI via Albania at S4-S5 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 6173.92, Aug 27 at 0049, JBA carrier on the signature off-frequency of Radio Tawantinsuyo, which Anker Petersen recently confirmed active using a South American SDR (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SRI LANKA [and non]. 11904.9, August 27 at 0055, SLBC is S1 but some S Asian music audible, better than I usually hear it from *0031v. It also cuts off early during song at 0058:09*. Strange trans-polar propagation as not yet recovered from major geomag storm. Not much else on 25m except 11780 Brasil the SSOB at S5-S7 but undermodulated, and stronger than any attenuated Cubans (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1944 monitoring: confirmed by Ivo Ivanov, Bulgaria: ``GERMANY, Reception of World of Radio via HLR on 9485-CUSB, August 26:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/08/reception-of-world-of-radio-via-hlr-on_26.html
1030-1100 on 9485 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu English Sun, weak to fair; Wrong frequency announcement:"...HLR SW Sce on 7265 kHz", instead of 9485!``

Major geomagnetic storm and aftermath made the already weak 7780 WRMI a JBA carrier or less, for the scheduled WOR times, so unconfirmed Sunday August 26 at 2130 and UT Monday August 27 at 0130.5; but the latter also on 5850, still propagating very well and confirmed there. (The normally inbooming other 7s from WRMIBS, 7570 & 7730 are also quite weakened.) WOR also confirmed UT Monday August 27 starting at 0302 on Area 51 webcast; 0327 check of 5129.8 WBCQ finds a JBA carrier. 9955 WRMI was JBA carrier too, virtually inaudible, so not checked further, but 0330 WOR confirmed during WRMI webcast at 0345, and also at 0427 for the immediate webcast-only playback from 0400 --- but the webcast audio is way low, barely registering but quite audible with volume all the way up. Next:
Mon 2330 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030 WRMI 7780 to NE, 5950 to WNW [or #1945?]
Tue 2130 WRMI 5950 to WNW [or #1945?]

Full schedule for WOR on all outlets, not just SW; podcast linx:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7570, Aug 26 at 2337, surprised to hear WRMI in Spanish here, gospel huxter. Supposed to be Overcomer from 2300, and has been only in English whenever on. Maybe FÃmily Radio which this hour is supposed to be on 5010 only (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5935, Aug 27 at 0045, WWCR with PMS from TUN, but mixed with crackling which splatters up to 10 kHz plus and minus. Meanwhile, Anguilla 6090 is missing (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5050, Aug 27 at 0059, dead air, then YL opening gospel huxter show from North Carolina, but hard to understand very lofi modulation, then cutting out and in. S9+50 signal anyway from WWRB (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 830, UT Monday Aug 27 at 0108 UT, Spanish tropi-rap (real term for particular genre unknown), 0111 YL ID as ``Fabulosa, 830 y 97.5``, which means it`s the expected WFNO Norco LA (address in Metairie), 5000/750 watts U4, and the FM is mere translator K248BB. Totally dominating channel, no sign of WCCO MN, too far into the subauroral zone with high K-index (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 840, UT Monday Aug 27 at 0106 UT, opening headlines teasing `Perspective` from ABC, YL anchor, stingers. Haven`t heard this weekly newsmagazine in ages. Must be WHAS Louisville KY, perhaps a reliable time for it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1550, re my unID jazz station August 26 at 0635 UT, Greg Hardison, CA, replies: ``Glenn, anything is possible from WAZX Smyrna, GA. Remote monitoring has shown this thing to be on one day, silent the next, then on again, et al. -- with programming in Spanish, Vietnamese, continuous Classic Rock, et al, et al. Nothing is keeping WAZX from trying its hand at Jazz (which would be a notable improvement to the highly religious/right wing Atlanta AM dial); the 50 kW daytime authorization does get out rather well. Just sayin'. - GREG HARDISON`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0547 UT August 27

 

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