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Hauser Update  View Printable Version 
Sunday, October 13 2019

Hauser
** CUBA. 13700, Oct 13 at 1433, this RHC is JBM and no spurs today.
Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11880, Oct 13 at 1436, China Plus, English relay, is very
strong but undermodulated; wiggle that patchcord? Something`s always
wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. KUBO, 15140 S9+20 // 11760 S9+10, Sunday October 13 at 1510
check, RHK weekly Esperanto still on two frequencies, unbeknownst to
that language website
http://www.radiohc.cu/eo/interesantes/frecuencias
which still linx to the B-18 schedule claiming 11760 only! Something`s
always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [non]. [adding frequencies omitted originally:} 7335 & 7365,
Oct 12 at 1257, Radio Martí plugging program `La Habana
- Miami`, lunes a viernes 9 AM = 1300, soon 1400 UT, evidently rubbing
in how great the gusanos have made Miami in contrast to decaying
Havana; and in next hour add 13605 (which in B-19 will revert to
13820; why?) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA [and non]. 1580, Oct 13 at 1842 UT, KOKB Blackwell is off
the air again. Sibling `Triple Play` 1020 KOKB Perry remains nominal.
Nearby 1130 KLEY Wellington KS also remains off (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 13565-CW, Oct 13 at 1433, K6FRC beacon in CA is again JB
detectable, and nothing else on the ISM band, except for the constant
blob around 13560, presumably RF ID or hospital equipment nearby
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2003 monitoring: confirmed UT
Sunday October 13 at 0324 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, MO, about 7 minutes into
so started circa 0317.
http://www.wa0rcr.com/
The Gateway 160 Meter Radio Newsletter has VG coverage over C & E
North America with 375 watts ND on a `clear` channel; plus lots of ham
news before and after WOR.

Also confirmed by Ivo Ivanov, Bulgaria: ``GERMANY, World of Radio
#2003 via Hamburger Lokalradio, October 13

https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/10/world-of-radio2003-via-hamburger_13.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTY9_EPZXGY&feature=youtu.be
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cEm3_4K_8O0&feature=youtu.be
1031-1100 7265 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg CeEu English Sun CUSB, weak``

Next:
2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to NE
0130 UT Monday WRMI 9395 to NNW, 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 6160v? to WSW
0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955 to SSE
0930 UT Monday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW
1130 UT Monday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW
1816 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania to WNW
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
0800 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW
0830 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW [another episode]
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, Oct 13 at
0606-0613 UT, still before sunrise in W Europe, less than 5 hours
after the previous one on the DX-398, now on the R-75 with E/W
longwire: 1215, 1152, 1134, 1125, 1098, 1089, 1044, 1026, 936, 909,
882, 855, 846(TP Kiritimati?), 774(2), 756, 747, 729, 711, 693, 621,
612(2), 585, 567, 558(2), 531; 1314, 1413 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1476.85 & 1503.15 kHz approx., Oct 13 at 0614 UT,
matching unreadable spurblotches which must be coming out of a 1490
transmitter exactly halfway between, noted during a TA carrier
bandscan. Previously heard these around 1476 & 1504, Oct 11 at 1221 UT
during a TP MW carrier bandscan and DFed to WSW/ENE, but overlooked
reporting then. Most likely out of an adjacent- or possibly
second-adjacent state, such as KBST Big Spring TX. KZZN Littlefield
TX, KDMO Carthage MO or one of the other two MOs in Sedalia, Rolla.
DXers in those local areas, if any, please check them out, especially
daytime (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1610 kHz, Oct 13 at 0619 UT, big S9 hum, perhaps related
to my daytime unID noise; no sign of CHHA Toronto which normally
dominates here at night, so maybe out of that but seems too strong
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9103.5-USB, Oct 13 at 1438, 2-way in Spanish, laughing;
het from 9105, where S Korean clandestine remains (Glenn Hauser, OK,
DX LISTENING DIGEST)

this report dispatched at 1856 UT October 13

 

Glenn Hauser logs October 12-13, 2019  View Printable Version 
Sunday, October 13 2019

Hauser
** CANADA. 15034-USB, Oct 12 at 2118, CHR **still** ``no report
received`` from anywhere, and still somewhat distorted modulation; add
another anomaly: ``Trenton Military``, now giving the ``time: 2115``,
``repeating aviation weather`` consisting of more no-reports-received,
even from Trenton --- hey, they could have a courier hand-deliver it!
Let`s hope Canadian Forces be epter in axual aviation, or godforbid,
combat (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6100, Oct 12 at 0610, RHC English, normally best frequency,
now is S9+30 of dead air! 6165 is only S9 but also DA. 6000 and 6040
are off. Strikeout! Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK,
DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13570, Oct 12 at 1411, RHC-FM spur with F# tone is just far
enough from 13565 not to impact q.v. USA K6FRC beacon; where else out
of 13700-AM? 13635, 13765, 13832, 13897, 13961, 13503; closer ones
broad, outer ones JBA at approx 66 kHz interval multiples. They were
all late coming on, still nothing several minutes after 1300.
Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11760 & 11850, Oct 12 at 2113, RHC Spanish is JBM on both,
making it even harder to hear anything but a JBA carrier on spur
11840, and no threat at all to the jamming or RM on 11860. Something`s
always wrong at RHC. At the sites, don`t they ever check the incoming
programming feedline STL for anyaudio? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** CUBA [non]. Oct 12 at 1257, Radio Martí plugging program `La Habana
- Miami`, lunes a viernes 9 AM = 1300, soon 1400 UT, evidently rubbing
in how great the gusanos have made Miami in contrast to decaying
Havana; and in next hour add 13605 (which in B-19 will revert to
13820; why?) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** FRANCE. 13730, Oct 12 at *1459 carrier, 1500 music with drumming,
1501 French announcement, as the marine weather special continues for
the Mini-Transat yacht racers; best I`ve heard this yet, but still
unreadable. Supposed to be mixed with English. Richard Langley heard
it better today via UTwente SDR despite proximity to Issoudun: ``First
yachts expected to complete the first leg of the race tomorrow
morning``; i.e. Tenerife, Gran Canaria. Second leg on to Caribbean is
not until November? So they have to kill time in the Islas? (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA SOUTH [and non]. 4890, Oct 12 at 1252, Korean VP vs building
local noise level of S9+10, not on 4885; at 1308 a quick check of
other EOH=VOH/VOP frequencies finds carriers or modulation, some
noise-jammed, some not, on: 9105, 6600, 6350, 6250, 5995, 4450, i.e.
some back on original frequencies, some not (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6950-USB, Oct 13 at 0026, S9 of classic rock --- I
bet it`s Wolverine Radio. After ``True to Myself`` song, 0040 yes, ID
Wolverine Radio with echoechoecho--- and SSTV during which I hear some
JBA talk under, another pirate? Or more likely fifth harmonic of my
strongest local 1390 KCRC, which can sometimes be detected in absence
of pirates. 0042 ID once, more music; 0047 ``White Sports Coat``, 0049
ID, 0054 `White Shade of Pale`, so the keyword must be white; 0058 ID,
0103 QRM de VFO sweeping, 0107 ID, 0112 clicking QRM, 0113 ID. Recheck
at 0133 is already off. Many other logs here including good captures
of the SSTV:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,59072.0.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SURINAME. 4990, Oct 12 at 0613, not even a JBA carrier from Radio
Apintie, nor have I noticed one in quite some time in nightmiddle nor
earlier. Suspect they are OFF, another SWBC country gone. The latest
logs I can find were 2.5 months ago:
4990 2147-2157, 25/7. Música pop'; 24331 (Carlos Gonçalves, Portugal)
4990, Radio Apintie, Paramaribo, 0530-0540, 26-07, pop songs. 15321
(Manuel Méndez, Spain, WOR iog via DXLD) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 13565-CW, Oct 12 at 1410, HIFER beacon K6FRC is on a roll,
audible again today. Whew, Cuban FM spur is just far enough away
around 13570. This happens to be right at its local sunrise time, but
of course refraxion patch halfway to here has been insolated for an
hour or so. Patterson, 2010y population 20K, is still too
insignificant to make it on gaisma.com`s long list of CA localities;
closest bigger city is Modesto; now how about all those other HIFERs
east or north of here which I never detect anymore? (Glenn Hauser, OK,
DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17016.8-CW, Oct 12 at 2122, marker repeating loud & clear,
or RST 599, starting: ``VVV VVV VVV DE KPH KPH KPH QSX ---``, but I`m
in no position to QSX. Presumed regular weekend-only activity from the
Marine Radio Historical Society in Point Reyes CA. Other listed
frequencies which I did not remember: 12808.5 and 8642, Such markers
really stand out these days with so few maritime CW stations still in
service rather than historical legacies (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2003 monitoring: Ivo Ivanov,
Bulgaria, reports our first two airings via HLR; he seldom monitors
the 1430:

``GERMANY, World of Radio#2003 via Hamburger Lokalradio, October 12

https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/10/world-of-radio2003-via-hamburger.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSUCL3oDN8M&feature=youtu.be
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0W1NSVQaQjg&feature=youtu.be
0630-0700 6190 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg CeEu English Sat CUSB, good

World of Radio#2003 via Hamburger Lokalradio, October 12

https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/10/world-of-radio2003-via-hamburger_12.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bz3jMoqczx8&feature=youtu.be
1431-1500 on 9485 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg CEu English Sat CUSB, fair,
QRM same time 9490 GAL 300 kW / 285 deg WEu Romanian R.Romania Int.``

I don`t get the computer on in time to check UTwente, but own SW gets
a JBA carrier on 9490, so presumed RRI blasting into Europe unlike
missing last week. Shortly Alan Gale reports from England:

``Hi Glenn, Very strange conditions on 9485 kHz today. HLR was a very
good signal and no sign of splatter from 1300 to around 1432 UT, but
then the signal went right down just after your segment started. I
could tell you were there right up to the sign off at 1500, but the
signal wasn't strong enough to read anything other than the opening
part with the details of it being programme 2003. So it's back to the
usually very strong IRRS broadcast on 7290 kHz [1816.5 UT] on Monday
for me again then. Alan``

WOR remains WRMI-less and WBCQ-less on Saturdays but not WA0RCR-less:

0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315]
1030 UT Sunday HLR 7265-CUSB Germany to WSW
2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to NE
0130 UT Monday WRMI 9395 to NNW, 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 6160v? to WSW
0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955 to SSE
0930 UT Monday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW
1130 UT Monday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW
1816 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania to WNW
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
0800 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW
0830 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW [another episode]
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1680, Oct 12 at 1235 and still at 1249 UT, dead air looping
SE/NW, surely KRJO Monroe LA, the usual dominator. Initially atop some
other weak modulator(s), likely remnant of WPRR MI, maybe KGED CA. The
only other three 1680 Unitedstatesians never heard here, from WA, FL,
NJ.

BTW a DXer in Bâton Rouge told me Oct 7 that his local pirate, Radio
Retén Lo Que Tienes has reactivated but on 1690 instead of 1710; which
will make it much tougher to DX. Maybe nulling WVON early evening
before KDMT fade-in. See:
https://www.radioretenloquetienes.com/radio-tv-live/
Pretty snazzy website. One of the slides in their show mentions 1690
AM, but I don`t see an FM frequency anywhere, ``Radio`` is 24/7 but
not clear if that means 1690 and/or websteam audio/video (gh)
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17850, Oct 12 at 2127, JBA carrier which I again suspect be
the third harmonic of 5950 WRMI. For the next 5+ minutes I struggle to
match traces of audio with 5950 on another receiver, and am almost
certain that`s it: music going to Brother Scare talk. 17850 registers
just S1 on the NRD-545 meter, better than the ambient noise level of
S-0.5. If #5 transmitter were better modulated, that could make the
difference on X3. 5950 is now TOMBS at 11-24 UT, 285 degrees, second
most favorable azimuth for here at 315. Sporadic E responsible, as
15770 WRMI-9 is much stronger than usual, offside of its alleged 44
degree beam; meant to check 6m DXMap ASAP, but still at 2318 there`s
one 31 MHz MUF blob over Biloxi, just about right for a skip from
Okeechobee. Normally JBA 13845 & 15825 WWCR also getting a big boost
from Es at 2120 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, a good idea as Jim
Renfrew, NY has been reporting lots of stuff now and recently: this on
the handheld DX-398 to be sure they DF approx. NE if not SW, but
facing lots of splatter from those pesky North Americans on even
frequencies:

612, 621, 693, 774, 783, 837, 855, 882, 936(2), 999, 1017, 1053, 1062,
1089, 1125, 1179, 1215, 1296(2), 1305, 1413, 1422, 1502, 1512.

(I also have off-frequency-minus hets below 774 and 1548, but as
previously divined, those two are harmonically related to each other
and to 387-, so something local; never mind) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9557.0-USB, Oct 12 at 2109, 2-way in Spanish INTRUDERS,
far enough from the Cuban radiowar on 9565. I think at yearend I may
compile all these I have monitored, a lot, vs deafening lack of
interest elsewhere (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 17388.1-USB, Oct 12 at 2125, 2-way in Spanish, somewhat
noisy background. Possibly legit ship contacts in marine band altho
off-frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0225 UT October 13

 

Glenn Hauser logs October 11-12, 2019  View Printable Version 
Saturday, October 12 2019

Hauser
** CANADA. 15034-USB, Oct 11 at 2052, CHR Trenton Military, *still*
``No report received`` from anywhere. This applies both to latest
conditions and terminal forecasts. Signal not always there when I
randomcheck so unseems continuous. Like this, it might as well be
completely discontinuous (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15370, Oct 11 at 2051, RHC S4-S5 in Portuguese but just
barely modulated. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK,
DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. 15580, Friday October 11 at 2049, VOA `The Africa
Beat` music and DJ, poor-fair S5-S7, but better than usual. BOTSWANA
relay is on here until 2200, presumably still with `Music Time in
Africa` weekly Fridays during next hour from 2100. In B-seasons only,
MTIA has been on Greenville 15580, and in B-19 we regain Grimesland B
during the final hour only, but on new 11720. That should be good for
us off the back from almost due east azimuth with a smaller skip zone
and less challenge to the MUF (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2003 monitoring: confirmed first SWBC, Friday
October 11 at 2200 on WRMI 9955, S9 with flutter fading to S6 --
propagation disturbance? But the other WRMIs on 9455 and 9395 are
strong and steady, no such fluxuation. Maybe something amiss with the
9955 transmitter. By 2321 recheck its carrier beneath the jamming now
sounds nominal.

Also confirmed UT Saturday October 12 at 0130 on WRMIs: 5850 to the
NW, VG S9+20; checked at 0156, 7780 to the NE is JBA S5-S6 noisy, 5010
to the S is better, S9/S9+10, somewhat undermodulated and also noisy.
Next:

0629vUT Saturday HLR 6190-CUSB Germany to WSW
1000 UT Saturday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW [alt weeks, Oct 12, 26]
1430 UT Saturday HLR 9485-CUSB Germany to WSW
1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315]
1030 UT Sunday HLR 7265-CUSB Germany to WSW
2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to NE
0130 UT Monday WRMI 9395 to NNW, 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 6160v? to WSW
0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955 to SSE
0930 UT Monday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW
1130 UT Monday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW
1816 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania to WNW
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
0800 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW
0830 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW [another episode]
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. (7490), UT Sat Oct 12 at 0000, I`m tuned in to the WBCQ
webcast for AAAWWW; bits of other music until 0002 when `William Tell
Overture` theme finally plays; sounds lo-fi as if from a remote
location. Opening remarx about ``all the crap going on`` so I know we
are in for a political rant. Mentions that A&A are now in DeLand of
FLA, so our suspicion about their absence last week was correct,
getting out of ME before it freezes. Quickly interrupted by a call
from Hal Turner who already has his own show expanded to 6 hours a
week, so more politix are coming.

I don`t pay attention until 0028 when he changes to station info: The
SuperStation is fine, operational, except for transmitter tuning
problem. Factory tuned it to two frequencies, getting it to run on
higher bands is not easy, and the transmitter manufacturer
[CONTINENTAL] has not been coöperative; all they care about is money;
after spending millions of dollars already, nothing but bills and
trouble from them. ``So tired of it!`` Needs higher frequencies on 12,
13, 15, 17 MHz to reach North Africa and area. The antenna is perfect
but the transmitter --- ``I don`t want to say it`s a lemon.`` The
company has [had?] a great reputation, but now they send outrageous
invoices and the wrong people.

AW then calls for any good engineers out there to apply to WBCQ. They
are getting harder and harder to find, those who can deal with
high-voltage equipment. Engineering is tiring, hard work, with poor
pay, but satisfying. All SW stations are having such problems. [Maybe
Bob Biermann could help?]. Suggests that TimTron and Tom Barna are of
an age to be thinking about retirement.

Then he goes over the 7490 program schedule, day by day, hour by hour
(with quite a few omissions). When he gets to Wednesday at 5 pm
EASTERN, he takes note of Glenn`s 2,000 World of Radio programs ---
``that`s something --- that`s pretty good. Glenn, although crotchety,
we love you``.

Thursday evening, VORW has canceled, so there`s an opening. At 0047
the webcast starts dropping out (silent but still playing); maybe he
covers the 5130 schedule next? Running again by 0050 as he goes thru
the just published latest issue of Free Radio Weekly, about SW and FM
pirates (Bay City MI is in Michigan, BTW, not Minnesota = MN).

Wrapping up at 0057, mentions this show is only on 7490, something
else on 5130 (and meshes with my obs earlier of no signals on 9330,
6160 or 3265; why not?). Soon into benedixion, mentioning Brother
Stair whom they visited on the way to FLA; and seems he is really
trying to wind up by 0100 since Hal Turner now follows.

I say, it may not be convenient, but as long as the 500 kW won`t
coöperate and the rotatable antenna is fine, why not connect one of
the old transmitters to it; huge gain would make a big difference even
with only ``50`` kW. Anyhow it seems the S-S will funxion at least on
9330, so why not make the most of that?

Now over to John Carver for his version of: ``Tonight's AAWWW --- Show
started about a minute late on 7490 this evening. Allan and Angela in
the studio in FLA. Opens with a phone call from Hal Turner at 0005
talking about Syria and then lots of political talk. Hal Turner also
said something about California trying to do away with ham radio.
Another phone call at 0019 which was also political.

Allan said the superstation was fine and the antenna was perfect but
there is a problem tuning the transmitter to the higher frequencies
that they need to use. Says it's a design flaw. They're working with
the factory trying to resolve things but he says the factory keeps
sending the wrong people to do the work and is charging them
outrageous fees to do so. He came very close to calling the
transmitter a lemon. Says the world needs more transmitter engineers
and asked the listening audience if there were any transmitter
engineers listening to the program that would like to come and work in
Maine.

Then he went through the program schedule for the station which I
couldn't keep up with and was also marred by a series of internet feed
dropouts. One lasting for two minutes. When audio came back Allan was
starting to read the Free Radio Weekly and then went into other
emails. Closing prayer at 0058 and program was cut off at 0059. John,
Mid-North Indiana`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0452 UT October 12

 

Glenn Hauser logs October 11, 2019  View Printable Version 
Friday, October 11 2019

Hauser
** CHINA. 11100, Oct 11 at 1328 JBA Chinese; 10920 JBA carrier. Both
are Aoki-listed CNR-1 *jammed Sound of Hope frequencies. No exhaustive
bandscan for more today, so these will have to suffice (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5040, Oct 11 at 0611, RHC is still on at S9+20 but dead air.
Other English frequencies: 6000 still on but undermodulated; 6100
S9+30/40 somewhat suptorted; 6165 off. Something`s always wrong at RHC
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13700, Oct 11 at 1320, RHC is off while 13740 is on, so no
spurs today --- wait, at 1324, 13700 is on late or after a break,
producing FMish spurblobs circa 13767, JBA on 13838, trace on 13637.
The F# tone is best heard in FM mode only. 13700 itself is
undermodulated and only S9+10 while 13740 is fully modulated at S9+30.
Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** CUBA. 9570, Oct 11 at 1401, CRI plus English relay is still on
late; so what about 11880? Also on but dead air until brings up
modulation at 1404; then I check 9570 again and it has gone off.
Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** CUBA. 9615-9670, Oct 11 at 1406, approx. buzz field range out of
9640 RHC; worst peaks circa 9631 and 9649. Something`s always wrong at
RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING IIGEST)

** MEXICO. 710.00, Oct 11 at 1157, W&M in Spanish discussing crime
news in Chihuahua; no ID or break at ToH, 6:02 timecheck at 1202 UT.
Nor any national anthem which most XEs play around 6 am local. It`s
XEDP, Ciudad Cuauhtémoc. Same W still audible at 1242 with 6:43 TC.
IRCA Log says has been off-frequency -185 Hz for years, but not now,
nor has it been lately. Very close to the QRM, KGNC/KCMO. Believe this
is one I researched a few years ago in FCC database as having two
different transmitter sites, so presumed one of them is seldom-used
off-frequency, backup? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING IIGEST)

** U S A. Remember, first SW airings of new WORLD OF RADIO 2003 should
be on RMI Friday at 2200 on 9955; UT Saturday 0130 on 5010, 5850, 7780
(Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9455, Oct 11 at 0608, WRMI-8 is still on with Brother Scare.
As part of great expansion of BS hours on WRMI, #8 is now running 24
hours with BS at all times except previously active: 19-21 M-F APS
Radio; and 01-03 UT Thu only with Hal Turner. This disregards other
stations` usage of 9455: as of Oct 11, HFCC still shows WRMI only at
01-05; other times Saudi Arabia, Guam, Taiwan, China, Japan.
9455 also Oct 11 at 1355 with instrumental gospel music, something
else? No, // 9395 and soon BS resumes speaking. Both are on 355 degree
antennas, wasteful but BS has money to burn for WRMI.

7780, WRMI-1 is now also scheduled 24 hours, including TOMBS at 03-14
and 17-20. VP at 1409 sounds like BS, probably also this hour on
weekdays since SMTV runs on Sat, Sun only. BTW, We also see where
RAE`s missing German broadcast has gone: 7780 at 16-17, not specified
but presumably M-F only (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1110, Oct 11 at 1250 UT, talk in S Asian language, best with
KFAB nulled. Of course, it`s KVTT Mineral Wells (The Metroplex) TX,
listed merely as ``Asian`` format. Don`t hear this often; is 50 kW
daytimer but now would be reduced to only 39 kW Critical Hours. D4 in
NRC AM Log means different antenna pattern during CH than in daytime
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific JBA MW carrier search, Oct 11 before LSR
of 1235 UT; first check at 1158 on 774 finds a good one from the NW.

At 1204-1223, bandscan on the DX-398, so I can DF whether NW from E
Asia or WSW from Australia/New Zealand+. Some without an angle were
too weak to tell, or more likely an even mix of both. In some cases a
beat could be heard between stations a few Hz apart (2).

594-NW, 603, 612-NW, 657, 693-NW, 702(2)-WSW>NW, 747-NW, 756-NW,
774-NW, 792(2)-WSW, 828-NW, 837, 864-NW, 873-NW, 882(2)-WSW>NW,
945-NW, 972-NW, 1035-WSW, 1044-NW, 1053-NW, 1098-W, 1116-NW,
1125(2)-WSW>NW, 1134-NW, 1143-NW>WSW, 1197-NW, 1287-NW, 1314-NW,
1332-NW, 1422-WSW, 1557-NW, 1566-NW. There could have been even more,
obscured by splash from North Americans 1 or 2 kHz away.

At 1232 I switch to the R75 with E-W longwire, so no DFing but a bit
more gain: 774 has trace of Japanese audio. Then sweep at 1234-1240,
JBA carriers on: 891, 882, 873, 864, 846, 837, 828, 774, 756, 747,
738, 729, 702(2), 693, 666, 657, 612, 594, 567, 558; this spanned LSR
1235, until 1238. Also after sunrise: 1125, 1134, 1143, 1566 at 1240
Oct 11 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9345-9350-9355, Oct 11 at 1356-1400+, sounds like DRM
noise, S9-S7 with some fading. At first suspected NF for WINB as not
heard on 15115-15120-15125, but this is full 10-kHz, not WINB`s hybrid
5+5 with data on lower half. Nothing in HFCC or Aoki to account for
this in DRM or AM. Later at 1505, I do detect WINB DRM around 15117;
and by now maybe a trace left on 9350. Wonder if it`s one of the DVR
(Far East Russia) experiments? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1811 UT October 11

 

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Friday, October 11 2019

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** CUBA. 5040, Oct 10 at 0618, RHC English is still on here, and //
best 6100, while 6165 has reverted to JBA and 6000 off. Something`s
always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13767 approx., Oct 10 at 1338, RHC struggles to modulate
programming in FM beyond the F# tone; out of 13700-AM, which is much
weaker than 13740 today. At first only a trace on the matching
minusside 13633, but much improved at 1406. Something`s always wrong
at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** FRANCE. 13730, Oct 10 at 1529, JBA trace of talk, presumably
Issoudun as temporarily scheduled with yachtweather 1500 daily for the
Mini-Transat race from France to Gran Canaria which launched Oct 5. No
trace of DRM noise on 15300 as sked and no point in trying to hear the
49mb frequencies here (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IRELAND. 13263.95-USB, Oct 10 at 1332, YL in English with flight
weather for Luxembourg, etc. 1335 ID twice as Shannon VOLMET. Without
a carrier to pinpoint, she sounds almost human, better slightly below
than on nominal 13264 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1610, Oct 10 at 2008 UT, parked at Oakwood Mall, getting
more and more vacant, west side of Enid, noisy carrier here compared
to 1620 open on the caradio. On a portable also without BFO, loops
roughly NW/SE, which could point to the TIS at Great Salt Plains, near
Jet OK; but this is stronger than normally marginally audible in this
part of town; yet no NWS weather relay or any modulation. Later at
home I do detect a JBA daytime carrier roughly NNW/SSE. This axis
could also lead to something on Vance AFB in the opposite direxion
where its last TIS was on 530, not 1610. What next? (Glenn Hauser,
Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 89.7, Oct 10 at 2004 UT, very unusual dead air from KJTH
``The House``, 100 kW gospel rocker Ponca City but like a local here
(Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. RF 13, Oct 10 at 1802 UT, KETA automatic 4-station OETA
legal ID keyed in, again covers up OPEN captioning translation from
Arabic talk to English text on PBS documentary via OETA World, 13-2. I
complain again to OETA about this, begging them to move the ID to top
of screen. They say instead will reduce it from 30 seconds to 10 --- a
``compromise`` which will now block only one third as many caption
fields --- progress!! (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 5850, Oct 10 at 0612, WRMI is still on much
later than before, with Brother Scare, S9+10 and not synchronized with
superfluous WWCR 4840 & 3215. Checking the WRMI skedgrid,
http://www.tinyurl.com/WRMIfqs --- there`s a lot more green on it as
Brother HyStairical has bought a bunch more time. No new frequencies,
but old ones have been expanded greatly with more and more BS. May
have bumped some other programming as I have not studied it carefully,
but not directly affecting any WOR times. Where does BS come up with
rich psychophants shoveling money at him?

15770 is one of them, now shown as running all night as well as all
day, altho it`s not likely to propagate overnight; Oct 11 at 0231
check I get a JBA carrier (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 2003, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2002 monitoring: confirmed Wednesday October
9 at 2100 on WBCQ 7490.1v, S6-S8. This time the late WBCQ SID fully
resolves, pause and WOR starts maybe 14 seconds late.

Also confirmed at 0100 UT Thursday Oct 10 on WRMI 7780, S4-S6.

WORLD OF RADIO 2003 contents: Alaska*, Antarctica, Australia, Bahrain,
Bhutan, Bougainville, Canada, China and non, Cuba, France, Germany,
India, Ireland, Korea South, Papua New Guinea, Romania*, South
Carolina non Spain*, Swaziland, USA; and the propagation outlook -
*B-19 English schedules

WOR 2003 completed by 0255 UT Oct 11, ready for first airings Friday:

2200 UT Friday WRMI 9955
0130 UT Saturday WRMI 7780, 5850, 5010
0629vUT Saturday HLR 6190-CUSB Germany
1000 UT Saturday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW [alt weeks, Oct 12, 26]
1430 UT Saturday HLR 9485-CUSB Germany
1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315]
1030 UT Sunday HLR 7265-CUSB Germany
2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780
0130 UT Monday WRMI 9395 7780
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 6160v?
0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955
0930 UT Monday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW
1130 UT Monday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW
1816 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780
0800 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW
0830 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW [another episode]
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780

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

WOR 2003 is available as of 0255 UT Friday October 11
(mp3 stream) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2003.m3u
(mp3 download) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2003.mp3

Or via http://www.worldofradio.com/audiomid.html
Also linx to podcast services.
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7505v, Oct 11 at 0237, WRNO manages to stay on with gospel
huxter in English, but now just barely modulated (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 820, Oct 10 at 0052 UT, WBAP still has QRM with slow SAH,
somewhat audible when nulled, WBAA singing ID just before 0100, as
Largo FL station is *still* obviously on 50 kW day power instead of 1
kW night. If they have a legit problem switching to night power and
pattern, they should just turn it off! (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF
RADIO 2003, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0508 UT October 11

 

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