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Glenn Hauser logs August 13-14-15, 2018  View Printable Version 
Wednesday, August 15 2018

Fixing typo in report just sent, under CUBA [and non]. not 1196- but 11860 -- how did I do that??

11860, May 15 at 2000 check now RM and RHC are equal strength and modulation making a horrible collision, without jamming, and SAH back to about 8 Hz. (SAHs in this range I estimate by counting the flutters over and over as each second tix away; could be plus or minus 1).


Glenn Hauser logs August 13-14-15, 2018  View Printable Version 
Wednesday, August 15 2018

** CUBA. 6000, Aug 14 at 0552, this RHC English is dead air, while 6165 and 6100 have some modulation, 6060 with full modulation. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5040, Aug 15 at 0618, S9+10 of dead air as RHC has failed to close this transmitter down at scheduled 0600*. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 11860, further chex of the Radio Martà vs Radio Habana Cuba collision, Aug 13: at 1907, RM alone not jammed yet; at 1926 the RHC carrier is on, making a SAH of about 8 Hz â wonder which of them is further off-frequency? They add up to S9+10. At 1929, the RM theme and promo, periodically fading way down and back up. 1931, RHC French modulation starts late, JIP without IS or sign-on. 2004, still mixing with SAH; 2128 RM amid newscast from TelevisiÃn Martà minus the video, and RHC seems JBA underneath. 2300 recheck, everything is off.

Ivo Ivanov says the new RM sked on 11860 is 14-23 & 07-10 UT, latter in the middle of the night, unconfirmed yet.

11860, next day May 14 at 1417, RM is on and now there is jamming, somewhat less than on // 11930. 2033, RHC is atop and no jamming; today they are much closer together than 8 Hz, making only a very slow SAH of less than 1 Hz. 2317 everything off except residual pulse jamming continuing vs nothing, also still at 0135 August 15.

1196-, May 15 at 2000 check now RM and RHC are equal strength and modulation making a horrible collision, without jamming, and SAH back to about 8 Hz. (SAHs in this range I estimate by counting the flutters over and over as each second tix away; could be plus or minus 1).

It remains to be heard which station will give in first and move, if ever. The question is whether IBB really knew RHC was already on 11860 and went there as a deliberate provocation, also forcing RHC to jam itself at the same time, or quit jamming. Meanwhile, both stations lose their audiences (Glenn Hauser, WORLD OF RADIO 1943, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CZECHIA [non]. 9955, Aug 15 at 1214, still past 1219, open carrier/dead air from WRMI when R. Prague in English is supposed to be emanating. Not even default to some World Music fill (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDIA. 9865, Aug 14 at 1333, this is the only AIR frequency JB audible for the Independence Day specials, vs local thunder forcing use of indoor longwire.

11620, Aug 15 at 0135, of all the possible AIR Independence special frequencies provided by Jose Jacob, this is the only one somewhat audible, VP with flutter around S6-S7 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 710, Aug 15 at 1143, full ID for La Ranchera de CuauhtÃmoc, 1144 TC as 5:43, in newscast. That`s XEDP in Chihuahua, not using its off-frequency transmitter today.

I`d rather be asleep but since I`m not, a quick scan of the lower band finds Spanish presumed usual Mexicans on all these frequencies: 540, 550, 560, 610, 650, 660, 700, 710, 720, 730, 740-, 750, 760, 780, 790-, 800 --â widely varying strengths and most are about to fade out.

740- is surely XEQH TorreÃn, previously IDed as the off-frequency one tearing up KRMG, R. FÃrmula. 790- is surely XENT, La Paz BCS, with LAH vs US stations, as heard in April, another R. FÃrmula --- coincidental lax engineering standards at this network? Soon losing out to Rogers AR 790.0. I get 780 briefly by tightly nulling nearby KSPI, clues in news that it is XESFT in Tamaulipas.

870, expect daytimer XETAR in Chihuahua to come on at 1200, but no sign of it by 1202; just too late for SRS, or has it evacuated for FM only? That would be quite a shame. Our sunrise today: 1149 UT (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 6185, August 13 at 2138, JBA carrier already, maybe trace of modulation, as XEPPM is suspected on air even earlier than skedgrid now acknowledges, from 2200 instead of 2300 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 7470, Aug 15 at 0331, JBA carrier as I have not closed down all local noise sources but presumed the anti-Christ, pro-Yahweh pirate, Station YHWH which at least Rick Barton, central Arizona keeps hearing almost every night around this hour (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PALAU. 9965, Aug 15 at 1214, T8WH praise music with IADs --- intermittent audio dropouts; S9 to S9+10 much louder than neighbor 9955 WRMI with dead Czech air. Aoki shows 12-14 M-F is scheduled by LeSEA only as News/Music. Is it satellite or internet feed that is defective? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1942 monitoring: confirmed UT Tuesday August 14 at 0030 on WRMI 7730, VG. Unchecked, presumed inaudible Tue Aug 14 at 2030 on WRMI 7780 & 5950.

WORLD OF RADIO 1943 contents: Antarctica, Australia and non, Bahamas, Brasil, Cuba and non, Indonesia, Korea South, Kuwait, MÃxico, PerÃ, Philippines non, Romania, South Carolina non, Tibet non, USA, convention, publication, and the propagation outlook

WORLD OF RADIO 1943 monitoring: ready for first airing Tuesday August 14 at 2130 on WRMI 5950, but inaudible except for a JBA carrier checked as late as possible, 2158. ``Probably``, I said for WBCQ 9330v at 2330 Tue Aug 14, but no show; maybe tomorrow. Confirmed Wednesday August 15 at 1055 check the 1030 WRMI 5950 broadcast, S9+10 but sounds only fair; also with RTTY QRM about 5951 --- haven`t had that before --- requiring LSB tuning to eliminate it. Next:

Wed 2100 WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2100.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2330 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [probably?]
Thu 2330 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Fri 2330 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Sat 0631 HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
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 [NEW]
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 #1944?]
Tue 2130 WRMI 5950 to WNW [or #1944?]

Full schedule for WOR on all outlets, not just SW; podcast linx:

** U S A. 15670 DRM, reply to my Aug 13 log of WINB from Richard Langley, NB, at 1802 UT Aug 13: ``Tweeted by WINB two hours ago: "We are back DRM today, but will be off tomorrow. We are switching the service with the power company and putting in a new balun at the same time. We should be on for Wednesday and remain on"`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1943, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1700, Aug 15 at 1203 UT, hefty promo for ``Banda Trece, mÃs mÃsica, mÃs deportes`` --- seems to me more of one would logically require less of the other on one single station, i.e. KKLF Richardson TX (The Metroplex); I see its unusual X-band power is 5/1 kW --- why not 10 kW day like most of the others? We still wonder about significance of Banda 13 branding; why not 17? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Re my wideband noise logs around 6920-6947, Chris Smolinski replies: ``This is almost certainly one of the high frequency trading sites, sending real time financial quotes. https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,44885.0.html
See some TDoA location efforts`` It`s a very interesting thread, also its straying, three pages so far (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1943, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9363-USB, August 15 at 0620, 2-way in unID language sorta Spanish intonation but words not recognized, which make me suspect Tagalog (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9992-USB, Aug 15 at 1215, another Spanishish 2-way, maybe Tagalog (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 2009 UT August 15


Glenn Hauser logs August 13, 2018  View Printable Version 
Monday, August 13 2018

** BRAZIL. Reporting about the closure of RTM, August 9 at 0150, I said ``But can`t hear any carrier around 5940v with heavy splash from 5935 WWCR``. However, I was misremembering its 50mb frequency â 5965 for RTM, not 5940- Voz MissionÃria. I don`t think 5965 has been reported for some time, certainly not by me. However, via swlingpost, a lengthy translation of a discussion earlier in the day about quitting SW, said ``We had ended the 31 meters transmission, now weâre ending the 25 meters, 49 meters also, and we are so sorry about that.`` This seems to imply that 9530 had been terminated earlier, but 5965 was being turned off the same date as 11735.

The latest report I can find of 5965 was from Claudio Galaz, Chile, this year: ``** BRAZIL. 5965, R. TRANSMUNDIAL. Mayo 7. 1013-2028 UT. Hombre predica en portuguÃs. SINPO: 35343 con seÃal sin siseos de otra emisora. ÂEWTN, de 5970, fuera del aire?`` He probably meant until 1028 UT. Maybe they did not run it in the evenings when I am listening? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6100, Aug 13 at 0545, this RHC English is S9+10 but JBM; the rest of the Cuban Five are better to varying degrees: 6165, 6060, 6000, 5040. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [non]. Happy birthday, dead Fidel! As promised, OCB has activated an additional Radio Martà frequency today August 13, 11860. It`s VG S9+10 at 1421, no jamming yet, nor at 1620 recheck, unlike // 11930 below wall-of-noise, and // 13605 atop wall-of noise. Goodbye to any chance of hearing Yemen [non] on 11860, but which has hardly been more than a JBA carrier here lately at any hour.

Probably started at 1400, but how long will it run? Will RM defer to RHC, which since April per EiBi has already been using 11860 at 1930-2300 for Europe? RHC is never in HFCC, so how could IBB know that? HFCC A-18 just updated today Aug 13, and NO registration showing yet for GB on 11860. However, the other 25m frequency, 11930, runs all the way until 2400.

If OCB were really serious about getting into Cuba on SW, they would employ multiple frequencies, diluting the jamming on any one of them. Besides more idle Greenvilles, they could buy lots of spare time on stations such as WRMI, WHRI --- not that I recommend it, which would lead to much greater collateral jampollution of our SW bands! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 6185, Aug 13 at 0105 & 0147, JBM music, at S9+5/10. Must be XEPPM, on air but with usual modulation problem. Nothing else scheduled in our evening, no longer even Vatican, nor China.

Henrik Klemetz reports in SW Bulletin Aug 12:

`` Radio EducaciÃn in Mexico has a new ID for their SW service, hitherto known as Radio EducaciÃn onda corta. SeÃal Cultura MÃxico, and/or Cultura MÃxico SeÃal Internacional is on the air on 6185, at 2300-0555. There are several web pages giving further info on this service, one of them being http://www.radioeducacion.gob.mx/culturamexico/index.php
The new slogan has been in use for about one year. They are interested in reports, which will be answered by online QSL, said Ms Pilar Cruz in the 24th Encuentro Diexista, held 27-28 July in San LuÃs PotosÃ, MÃxico. "SintonÃa libre" is a letterbox programme aired Tues., Thurs., and Sun. at times given at
The international service can be heard online``

I.e.: martes 2100-2130; jueves 1915-1945; domingo 2245-2315 CDT/CST - now = UT: Wed 0200, Fri 0015, Mon 0345. That monthly program sked grid still dated July, shows span in UT as 2200-0455, not as above. Normally 6185 would quit around 0500 UT during DST.

On the same pages are program skeds for MW 1060, and new FM station SeÃal KukulcÃn 107.9 FM, MÃrida, YucatÃn. And linx to more detailed daily programming. They also have 96.5 FM in CDMX, and SeÃal Cultura Sonora, Hermosillo, no frequency given. Why do we have to go to the WTFDA Database for basic info about them? 107.9, XHYRE-FM 3/3 kW, 104/104m in MÃrida; As for Hermosillo, NO station listed as Radio EducaciÃn or the above slogan, but maybe this one? 107.5, XHUSH-FM, 107.5, 10/10 kW, 100/100 m, ``CULTURE VARIETY, RADIO UNIVERSIDAD, Universidad de Sonora-Hermosillo`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1942 monitoring: confirmed UT Monday August 13 from 0130.5 on WRMI 5850 VG, and 7780 poor (presumably the reverse toward NE instead of NW). Also confirmed UT Mon Aug 13 from 0301 on Area 51 webcast, and at 0329 VP on WBCQ 5129.83. Also confirmed UT Mon Aug 13 at 0330 on WRMI 9955, fair; and immediate playback from 0400 on WRMI webcast only. Next:
Mon 2330 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030 WRMI 7780 to NE, 5950 to WNW [or #1943?]
Tue 2130 WRMI 5950 to WNW [or #1943?]

Full schedule for WOR on all outlets, not just SW; podcast linx:

** U S A. 5950 // much stronger 9395, Aug 13 at 0109, VOA news is starting at flexible time via WRMI Oldies stream, until 0113 (instead of Argentina To The World on weekdays). Includes two AP voice reports and only one from a VOA correspondent. Mike Cooper, Atlanta, August 6, opined in DXLD 18-32 and quoted on WOR 1942:

``VOA NEWS IS SECOND-HAND --- Voice of America seems to
have largely abdicated responsibility for original reporting in its hourly
newscasts, though there is now a new nondescript news sounder.
(Whoopee!) The lead story on the 1600 newscast today was verbatim
news copy from Reuters, followed by audio from a Reuters television
correspondent. After this report, there were three different Associated
Press audio reports on different topics. The amount of time devoted to
these Reuters and AP audio reports far outweighed the minimal
amount of news copy read by the news anchor.

It's hard to see how heavy reliance on audio reports from third-party
news services (which have multiple worldwide news outlets as their
clients) satisfies the requirement in VOA's charter that "VOA will
serve as a consistently reliable and authoritative source of news." By
regurgitating news reports airing on many other TV and radio outlets,
VOA is no longer a "source of news." The last vestiges of original VOA
reporting can be found in the half-hour news programs to Africa and
Asia and in "International Edition," but even these programs contain
their share of useless fluff.

How can VOA justify itself as distinguishable from commercial outlets
if it is going to use the same material they air?``

** U S A. 5050, UT Monday August 13 at 0120, WWRB is still on in non-daily broadcast, awful humbuzz louder than the gospel-huxter modulation. What a loss! May be totally the fault of the program provider, but Dave lets it run that way (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15555-USB, Aug 13 at 1418, the WJHR gospel huxter is audible only at S0-S2; not always audible at all, so it is erratically on air or just due to propagation?

Benn Kobb says, ``Hi Glenn, DXLD 1831 included a remark from WJHR, Milton FL (via Australian DX News) that "We just moved the station to a new location and installed a new directional Yagi antenna". Such changes typically require formal application to FCC. You asked: "So what is the new location and has the FCC authorized it or even been notified?" My inquiry to the FCC International Bureau, which licenses domestic SW stations, was answered on August 10, 2018 as copied below.
- - -
"Mr. Kobb, We have communicated with George Mock of WJHR and he states that they have not made any changes. Tom Lucey, FCC"``

Altho it was recently received as an e-QSL, the remark might have been written years ago, unspecified. It seems that FCC remains unconcerned that as is obvious to any casual monitor, WJHR cannot be running the required 50 kW minimum power (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15665-15670-15675, Mon Aug 13 at 1417, WINB DRM is certainly back on. The noise is very strange, however, a much different, ``rougher`` sound on the lower side than the upper side. Maybe has something to do with splitting/combining data and audio transmissions (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VIETNAM [non]. 7315, Aug 13 at 0123, praise music in English instead of VOV relay via WHRI, which is supposed to run daily at 0000-0200; 0133 still music, instrumental (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6920-6947 approx., August 13 at 0126, DRMish noise again in middle of pirate band, and no pirates anywhere around. After my last report of it August 4-5, Mark Taylor, WI, replied: ``Your 6925 - 6935 - 6945 Unidentified from last night was also heard here and in several other places according to people on the HF Underground pirate chat. It sounded more like a utility than DRM here. No one I am aware of tried to decode it as DRM. It was there all evening, so you`re right that it wasn't local`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 10570-USB, Aug 13 at 0134, 2-way in Spanish, poor & very poor (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1723 UT August 13


Glenn Hauser logs August 11-12, 2018  View Printable Version 
Sunday, August 12 2018

** CUBA. 15140, Aug 12 at 1500, squealy RHC is on this early with ID and 1501 introducing Sunday Esperanto // 11760. 15140 was not on at previous check circa 1430 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 6185.002, Aug 12 at 0054, S8-S9 carrier but no modulation audible, XEPPM? Haven`t heard much from it lately, needs further chex. Aoki/NDXC shows nothing else on 6185 thruout our evenings, not even China. EiBi shows XEPPM span as 2200-0509. Don`t you believe HFCC listing Manokwari, Indonesia! in English!! at 01-05!!!

Harold Sellers, BC, reported to the WOR iog: ``6185 MEXICO Radio Educacion (?) at 0307. Somewhere â but I canât find it now â I read a report that a flood in their building had knocked Radio Education off the air, but there was a weak station in Spanish here tonight. Hopefully them, back on. - Aug. 7 Sellers-BC``

XEPPM is a regular log for Manuel MÃndez in Spain. His latest report: ``MEXICO, 6185, Radio EducaciÃn, Ciudad de MÃxico, 0457-0503, 05-09, music, extremely weak. 15311. (MÃndez)`` I guess he meant 5 August like some other logs in the same report sent on that date (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ROMANIA. 9730, Aug 12 at 0044, RRI English with mailbag, unusually weak and poor at S6-S8 with flutter, much less than 9925 KBC via Germany which is S9+10/20 without flutter. Almost the same path except Romania is a bit further. RRI should have 3 X the power of Nauen, but suspect it`s QRP. Romanian language transmitter on 9790 is still AWOL. RRI English // 7375 is still normally loud (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 12695.5-CW, Aug 11 at 2229, VVV VVV VVV CQ DE KFS --- it`s the OSOB heard with an ID marker --- as I have tuned the entire 12 MHz marine band which is mostly vacant now. So KFS, California, really stands out; but it`s not a really funxional coastal station, rather an MRHS Saturday legacy activation (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1942 monitoring: via UTwente SDR, 6190-CUSB, Saturday August 11 first checked at 1415 during Media Network Plus, nothing audible, but by 1432, WOR has started and JBA, improving to better by 1450-1500* check. Alan Gale, England, hears it direct: ``Hi Glenn, World of Radio was audible for the full half hour on HLR today at 1430 UT on 6190 kHz. The signal wasn't too strong at the start, but had come right up in strength by the end. Attached is a short mp3 showing the start and finish. Alan``

WOR 1942 confirmed starting late at 0348 UT Sunday August 12 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, MO, good.

Ivo Ivanov, Bulgaria, reports: ``GERMANY, Reception of World of Radio via HLR on 9485-CUSB, August 12:
1030-1100 on 9485 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu English Sun, good signal. Wrong frequency announcement:"...HLR SWSce on 7265 kHz", instead of 9485!`` Next:
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 #1943?]
Tue 2130 WRMI 5950 to WNW [or #1943?]

Full schedule for WOR on all outlets, not just SW; podcast linx:

** U S A. 9955, August 11 at 1400, since it`s Saturday, WRMI does not sign off but radiates Blalock the Blaster; some weeks instead at this hour, it`s Slovakia in Spanish; you never know which it will be (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9395, Sat Aug 11 at 2200, `Voice of the Report` of the Week is starting; John is ill-informed about his own schedule. Says this is the Thursday Aug 9 edition, also to be heard on Friday Aug 10 and Sunday Aug 12 (but not Sat Aug 11!). Also audible on much weaker // 7780. He thinx that since the 11580 broadcast was canceled, the triplicated frequencies also were canceled. Same situation a week ago. Lists frequencies he is on at some time or other: 9955, 9395, 7780, 7730, 7570, 7490, 5950, 5850. 7570? This is one WRMI frequency which had been dedicated to nothing but BS, but the skedgrid now shows it opening an hour earlier on Sundays only for VORW at 2200 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5129.928, Aug 12 at 0058, WBCQ Area 51 talking about Bob, ``Church of the Subgenius Hour of Slack``, an erstwhile gospel huxter parody, discussing whether this be episode 343 or 344 or 343 and a half. Recheck at 0325, has drifted slightly to 5129.940, both about 0.1 kHz higher than usual spot (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 9370, Aug 11 at 1500 via UTWente SDR I check in case WWRB could have resumed Radio Munansi for Uganda --- instead I hear YL in unknown language mentioning ``kiloHertz`` several times. Aoki/NDXC shows VOA Burmese via THAILAND at 1430-1530. (As well as long-abandoned WWRB Overcomer on 9370 at 11-01!) I also check 15240-, another frequency WWRB previously employed for Munansi and nothing there but strong splash from 15245 in English = CRI via Kashgar (no sign of VOK English during same hour, same frequency). Aoki also still lists Munansi via WWRB Sat & Sun at 15-17 in Mus+ic, and 17-21 in Lug+anda (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15809.961V, Aug 12 at 1430, WTWW-3 is on at S9+20, first time heard in several days, country music // only S9+10 WTWW-1 9475 SFAW. Higher carrier is wobbly, vibrating slightly vs BFO, unlike other signals like 15825 WWCR. Recheck at 1830: 15809.9+ is OFF. What is the schedule for it? Just on Tedwhims (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6955-AM, Aug 12 at 0041, JBA carrier, the OSOB which might be a pirate even tho it`s a normally active Saturday evening. Four reports of an unID carrier here much earlier during the Aug 11 daytime, but none now:

UNIDENTIFIED. 89.3, Aug 12 at 0550 UT, I select this open frequency to listen for meteor bursts at the annual Perseid peak. The best one comes at 0551, minor ones at 0556, 0559, 0600 with some talk but no ID, 0610. Nothing further as I am dozing off. This on the PL-880 with telescopic antenna only. Also let the DX-398 run all night on 92.1, but no RDS capture to be seen.

From http://spaceweather.com/ via Mike Terry, WOR iog: ``The Perseid meteor shower is expected to peak this weekend with 100 or more meteors per hour. The best time to look is during the dark hours before sunrise on Sunday, August 12th, and again on Monday, August 13th. At those times, the shower's radiant will be high in the sky, spewing meteors in all directions`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1932 UT August 12


Glenn Hauser logs August 10-11, 2018  View Printable Version 
Saturday, August 11 2018

** INDIA. 7555, Aug 11 at 0027, weak DRM noise seems centered here, not 7550, but AIR has reactivated its DRM after a sesquiyear, allegedly on 7545-7550-7555 until 0045 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA [and non]. Re previous report on K17JN-D Enid, wondering about 3ABN, I found this website explaining the 3 Angels stuff, but apparently dedicated to debunking Adventism in general; surprise2, it seems the SDA have contempt for other Christians, but aim at sidetracking existing Christian converts rather than reaching the totally unchurched:
As of 0301 UT August 11, K17JN-D is same as before, black screen on 17-2 and 17-6

** PHILIPPINES [non?]. 9645, Aug 11 at 0019, S9-S7 tonal SE Asian language, rustic music. Aoki/NDXC still shows RVA in Kachin at 0000-0027, like in WRTH 2018, but RVA has supposedly self-destructed. Could it be that some services still remain? Only thing else at this hour would be CNR1 Beijing in Chinese, but this is certainly not Mandarin. Another possibility: Kachin, or whatever, moved to SMG VATICAN site, reception of which here and now at this level would be more likely than from Palauig (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ROMANIA. 9730, Aug 10 at 0016, RRI in English, // weaker 7375, the latter with light pulse jamming, since last season it was in use briefly by Radio MartÃ; such are the risks of ever using an ex-Martà channel.

One of the 300 kW Tsiganeshti transmitters had been off the air since July 28 with technical issues, and 9730 was reported as one of the missing frequencies as this and other hours to North America. See DXLD 18-32 for schedule and discussion. The frequency is back, but they could have switched transmitters around, or brought up the 100 kW at Saftica which was available.

7395, Aug 10 at 0017, the simultaneous Romanian service of RRI is still here, but sounds like a clash with something in English, not // 9730. The mix finally stops, leaving Romanian only, so I conclude it was a clumsy voice-over with the underaudio way too loud.

Nominally during the 00-01 hour we have two frequencies in English, 7375 // 9730 via Tsiganeshti, and two in Romanian, 7395 // 9790 via Galbeni per EiBi. But next night August 11 at 0027 we have 7395 but 9790 is missing, while both English frequencies are on again (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SRI LANKA. 11904.9, Aug 10 at *0031:16.5, SLBC JBA carrier on, timesignal unknown, but then some JBA music. Seems this never gets started on time or even ahead of time (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 418 kHz, Aug 10 at 0545 UT, I brave the storm noise level on MW to detect an NDB, ID as IY --- that`s Charles City, Iowa; I am really tuned to 417-USB where it`s best copied (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5000; Whenever precise timings are needed, such as with Sri Lankan sign-ons, I have to calculate a correxion factor to my watch which keeps gaining little by little, and is difficult to reset; so of course I tune to WWV, its most important funxion among many.

Now WWV, WWVB and WWVH are threatened with extinxion thanks to the corrupt, incompetent, anti-science, Drumpf budget request for next year, as revealed on the NIST website (which has been up for six months), just discovered by Richard Langley:

``Illustrative program reductions in FY 2019
-$ 6.3 million supporting fundamental measurement dissemination, including the shutdown of NIST radio stations in Colorado and Hawaii``

Maybe that`s why they have started announcing their phone numbers every hour? But why haven`t they been sounding the alarm on the air about closing down the broadcasts??? It`s *time* to get on congress-critters about this threat. Other vital NIST services are also under the gun (Glenn Hauser, OK, 0255 UT August 11, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7490+, Aug 10 at 0038, WBCQ with some neat honky-tonk piano music more to my taste than VORW playing a request for Stray Cats on WRMI 7730; then another jazz piano tune, but 0045 cut to gospel huxtress in English. What`s all this? WBCQ schedule just shows ``Available Time Slot`` for 8-9 pm EDT Thursday --- was that an ex-VORW time too? Now not on 7490 sked at all..

7490+ // 9330.1 // 5130-, UT Sat Aug 11 at 0000, WBCQ `Allan Weiner Worldwide` about the same on the top two, JBA on the third, but all synchronized. The ``brain trust`` are all in the studio, besides Angela, also Tom Barna and Timtron. When AW remarx that Hillary should be in jail, I tune out at 0011. Recheck at 0024, TimTron is monologuing about his bout with Lyme disease, how he takes 7 meds in the morning, no alcohol but pot OK, and he is now recovering, but has had other medical problems such as at 0030 a tick on his dick, which the studio audience finds quite amusing. That`s all I can report this week, and John Carver`s computer is down, so we may not hear more from him (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 6155, Aug 10 at 0000, what`s this? Huge S9+25 loud, distorted wideband signal centered approximately here where normally there is nothing; music, then introducing a padre on a Spanish talk show. I have quickly switched to FM tuning mode which makes it somewhat readable, like other such spurs out of RHC.

I suspect it`s WEWN, totally out of whack again, which is supposed to be just starting 5970 after QSY from day frequency 12050. 6155 cuts off abruptly at 0002 before I can copy anything further. Retune to 5970 and find it S9+20 of dead air until off at 0002:40*; back on at *0004:30, but modulation on and off. I am 95% sure the FM blob was this same WEWN transmitter.

The Spanish program grid
is dated 2017! And fails to show UT, just local AM & PM times in Miami, Mexico City and Buenos Aires --- but are those for DST or standard time??? Assuming the start of the 5970 block at 0000 means 7 pm in Miami, as if it were winter, this Thursday/UT Friday hour was/is ``Por la calzada de EmaÃs``. Of course, most of their shows could be hosted by a padre, if not by a madre; definitely Roman Catholic, and there are not many such international SW stations in Spanish.

24 hours later, August 10 at 2359, I`m checking again, but no show circa 6155, just open carrier on 5970 --- and no carrier at 0033 August 11 nor yet any 6155-FM. This station is an engineering disaster (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VIETNAM [non]. 7315, August 10 at 0010, dead air instead of Voice of Vietnam relay in English by WHRI. 0019 retune, dead air, then praise music fill in English starts, still no VOV. At 0036, gospel huxter in English, not VOV in Spanish!

Next night, August 11 at 0031, VOV in Spanish has resumed. After years and years, WHRI still has problems getting this relay on air properly. Why does Hanoi put up with it, or do they even know, likewise the Christian ads between VOV languages? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 11802-USB, August 11 at 0012, Spanish 2-way INTRUDER immediately whistling, talking about putas and cohetes. Almost as daring as the Free Speech on WBCQ (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 12612.30-USB, August 10 at 0023, 2-way in Spanish, only one side heard; legit maritime communication, or pirate intruder? One never hears any proper IDs from these, in-band or OOB (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0308 UT August 11


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