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Glenn Hauser logs September 22-23, 2017  View Printable Version 
Saturday, September 23 2017

Hauser
** CUBA. 6100, Sept 23 at 0548, RHC English is gone again from here but remains on overkill: 6145, S9+20 undermodulated; 6060, S9+20 good mod; 6000 S9+20 undermod but suff; 5040 VG S9+30, plugging an upcoming concert in Toronto even with ticket info (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 870, Sept 23 at 1202, XETAR Guachochi, Chihuahua, La Voz de la Sierra Tarahumara, is playing Mexican NA performed a cappella by amateur children`s choir, different version than heard on countless other stations. 1203 sign-on in Spanish and native languages, all of which have no alternative but to pronounce the call letters repeatedly in Spanish. 1205 plug parent org CDI with Jew`s harp accompaniment. We are now in season to hear this 10 kW daytimer well at sign-on; our sunrise 1220 UT, theirs 1257 UT, per
https://www.worldweatheronline.com/guachochi-weather/chihuahua/mx.aspx
as gaisma.com is quite deficient with Chihuahua, not even including the capital city (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 6185, re my previous report of unID here, JBA carrier at 0558 Sept 22, Ron Howard replied,

``6185, Radio EducaciÃn, on Sept 22, with anomaly. 0502-0523+; heard with unusually strong signal, whereas earlier I had poor reception here, so rather strange conditions; perhaps running late with special news, as many items about the Puerto Rico hurricane, including many sound bites in English about the storm; followed by economic news; still going at 0523. It was on Sept 11 that I noted their 0501* (Ron Howard, Asilomar State Beach, CA, EtÃn E1, antenna: 100' long wire, dxldyg via DX LISTENING DIGEST)``

6185, Sept 23 at 0253, VP carrier, presumed XEPPM much weaker than usual: evidently the earthquake disrupted its output strength and hours. At 0459 now it`s poor S9 but JBM; 0533 much better with classical music, but off by 0546 recheck (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. Haven`t logged any pirates for a couple weeks, except YHWH 7470 (and not him either UT Sept 23), perhaps because I haven`t been tuning much in prime pirate time of 23-01 UT on 43m, but also poor conditions, lots of noise.

Sept 23 at 0022 I have a weak AM carrier on 6965, identified by these as Doctor Detroit:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,37528.0.html

And also a JBA carrier on 6925, Sept 23 at 0022, Pee Wee per these:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,37530.0.html
including a CW ID at 0022 which I couldn`t hear. I guess they mean Morse code on MCW, altho part of the logs were in USB; on 6924.7 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1896 monitoring: confirmed Friday Sept 22 at 2330 on WBCQ, 9330.15v-CUSB, poor in noise level.

Confirmed by Ivo Ivanov, Bulgaria:
GERMANY Fair signal of HLR relays on 6190-CUSB, Sept 23
World of Radio #1896
0630-0700 on 6190 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu English
Sathttp://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/09/fair-signal-of-hlr-relays-on-6190cusb.html

As usual, not confirmed by UTwente, Sat Sept 23 at 1431 on HLR 7265-CUSB --- only a weak signal with other talk, music, also at 1444 recheck, which must be CRI Sinhala via East Turkistan. Next:
Sat 1930v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2230 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2300 WRMI 11580 to NE
Sun 0200 WRMI 11580 to NE
Sun 0315v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1030 HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW
Sun 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0300v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9955, Fri Sept 22 at 2006, WRMI with Radio Prague news in English, sports; fair S4-S6 and no jamming; 2004 RP theme and mid-ID, more news. So it seems WRMI has started a variety-programming hour on 160-degree #4 transmitter, at 20-21, carved out from BS, which still shows as daily 15-21 UT at http://www.tinuyrl.com/WRMI9955 --- Is this every day or M-F?

Yesterday I had `Frecuencia al Dia` until 2100, and recheck today at 2056, too late to tell what, but song seems in Spanish, 2059 announcements as jamming is again ramping up to severe level. Radio Prague English has been scheduled only at: 12 on 9955, 2330 on 5850, 0200 on 9395, 0230 on 11580, not all of them 7-daily; so now also at 2000 on 9955.

Picking up WRMI FB posts since my last report:

``WRMI Radio Miami International
2000 UTC Thursday September 21 - Hallelujah! We have Transmitter 13 (7730 kHz) ready to go at 2300 UTC today. That means all of our frequencies are back on the air except 15770, which was using the antenna that fell down in the hurricane on September 10. We have to evaluate what if anything can be done about that. Meantime, the 15770 kHz programming is being switched to other frequencies, and we have extended our schedule on 7780 and 11825 kHz. We still have a lot of lines down in the antenna field, but this will be repaired gradually as time allows [11825: now 13-03, 355 degrees from #8, all BS]

2200 UTC Friday September 22 - Our engineers have finally fixed the very long transmission lines for Transmitter 14, so our programming to Cuba and the Caribbean on 5950 kHz is now back on Transmitter 14 with the 181-degree antenna instead of Transmitter 3. Transmitter 3 is now in standby. We still have a lot of transmission lines to repair for antennas that we are not currently using, but this will be done on a gradual basis. Thanks again to Facility Manager Pat Travers, Senior Transmitter Engineer Don Frish and the whole team here at WRMI for getting us back to normal since Hurricane Irma hit`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7490.05v-AM, UT Sat Sept 23 at 0023, WBCQ with `Allan Weiner Worldwide` in progress, conversation with Timtron. 7490 is S9+20/30 here, a far cry above // 5130.34v-AM, S9 to S9+10; and // 3250, poor S8-S9, the latter two insufficient to overcome noise. Evidently quite the contrary closer to ME, where 7490 skips over (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ZANZIBAR. 11735, Sept 22 at 2005, no signal from ZBC (nor RTM Brasil either). Other Zanz frequency 6015 has also been reported off, so are they completely gone from SW? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1645 UT September 23

 

DX Listening Digest 17-38; World of Radio 1896  View Printable Version 
Saturday, September 23 2017

Hauser
DX Listening Digest 17-38 has now been posted at
http://www.w4uvh.net/dxld1738.txt
and also soon, sometimes delayed at
http://www.w4uvh.net/dxlatest.txt
Alternatively, latest DXLD 17-38 is also here until next issue:
http://www.worldofradio.com/dxlatest.txt

CONTENTS:
WOR 1896 / AFGHANISTAN / ANGUILLA / ANTARCTICA / ARMENIA / AUSTRALIA +non 2BL+ / AUSTRALIA Ozy Radio / AUSTRALIA RBA / AUSTRALIA ABC/RA / BERMUDA / BHUTAN / BOLIVIA / BOUGAINVILLE / BRAZIL / BULGARIA +non? / BURUNDI non / CAMBODIA +non / CANADA CHHA / CHINA / COLOMBIA / CUBA +non / EAST TURKISTAN / ECUADOR non / ETHIOPIA / FIJI / FRANCE +non / GALAPAGOS ham / GERMANY +non / GREECE / HAITI / HAWAII non / INDIA / INDONESIA / INTERNATIONAL WATERS non CEWN ham / IRAN / JAPAN +non / KASHMIR non / KOREA NORTH non / KOREA SOUTH / KURDISTAN non / KUWAIT / KYRGYZSTAN / MADAGASCAR / MALDIVES / MARSHALL ISLANDS / MEXICO / MICRONESIA / MOROCCO / MYANMAR / NETHERLANDS non / NEW ZEALAND / NORTH AMERICA Pirate YHWH / OKLAHOMA BSR / OKLAHOMA KGWA / OKLAHOMA KGYN / OKLAHOMA +non KOCY-LP/KBZC-LD+ / OMAN +non / PALESTINE non / PERU / ROMANIA / RUSSIA +non RWANDA non / SAUDI ARABIA / SEYCHELLES non / SOLOMON ISLANDS / SOMALILAND non / SPAIN / SRI LANKA / SUDAN non / SUDAN SOUTH non / SURINAME / SWAZILAND / SYRIA / TAIWAN / TAJIKISTAN / TIBET non / TONGA / TURKEY / UAE / UK +non BBCWS / USA KK6BS ham / USA VOA / USA BBG / USA +non WOR/WRMI/WBCQ/WA0RCR/HLR / USA WRMI / USA +non WBCQ+ / USA USA WTWW / USA WRNO / USA WWRB / USA WWCR / USA Irma / USA KFAY / USA WHBO/WURN/WPBS / USA KQQB / USA WQOM846 / USA WQQJ297 / USA WQFG689 / USA Public Media / USA +non KCRW / USA CBS / USA FCC / VANUATU / VATICAN / VIETNAM / ZANZIBAR / UNIDENTIFIED TP carriers / UNIDENTIFIED 1010 / UNIDENTIFIED 1039 / UNIDENTIFIED 5049 / UNIDENTIFIED 7516 / UNIDENTIFIED 9400 / UNIDENTIFIED non 15285 / TESTIMONIALS / PUBLICATIONS / CONVENTIONS & CONFERENCES / DX-PEDITIONS / DIGITAL BROADCASTING / PROPAGATION / TIPS FOR RATIONAL LIVING

For restrixions and searchable 2017 contents archive see
http://www.worldofradio.com/dxldmid.html
[also linx to previous years]

NOTE: If you are a regular reader of DXLD, and a source of DX news but
have not been sending it directly to us, please consider yourself
obligated to do so. Thanks, Glenn

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

SHORTWAVE AIRINGS of WORLD OF RADIO 1896, September 19-26, 2017
Tue 2130 WRMI 9455 [confirmed]; 15770 [off the air, post-Irma]
Tue 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB [confirmed]
Wed 1030 WRMI 5850 9455
Wed 1315 WRMI 9955
Wed 2100 WBCQ 7490v [confirmed]
Wed 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB [confirmed]
Thu 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB [confirmed]
Fri 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB [confirmed]
Sat 0630 HLR 6190-CUSB Hamburger Lokalradio
Sat 1431 HLR 7265-CUSB Hamburger Lokalradio
Sat 1930v WA0RCR 1860-AM
Sat 2230 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB
Sat 2300 WRMI 11580
Sun 0200 WRMI 11580
Sun 0310v WA0RCR 1860-AM
Sun 1030 HLR 9485-CUSB Hamburger Lokalradio
Sun 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB
Mon 0300v WBCQ 5130v-AM Area 51
Mon 0330 WRMI 9955
Mon 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730

Latest edition of this schedule version, including AM, FM, satellite
and webcasts with hotlinks to station sites and audio, is at:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html or
http://schedule.worldofradio.org or http://sked.worldofradio.org

For updates see our Anomaly Alert page:
http://www.worldofradio.com/anomaly.html

WORLD OF RADIO PODCASTS:
Tnx to Dr Harald Gabler and the Rhein-Main Radio Club.
http://www.rmrc.de/index.php/rmrc-audio-plattform/podcast/glenn-hauser-wor

Tnx to Stephen Cooper:
http://shortwave.am/wor.xml

Tnx to Keith Weston:
http://feeds.feedburner.com/GlennHausersWorldOfRadio
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/glenn-hausers-world-of-radio/id1123369861
Tnx to Keith Weston, via Google Play Music:
http://bit.ly/worldofradio

DAY-BY-DAY ARCHIVE OF GLENN HAUSER`S LOG REPORTS:
Unedited, uncondensed, unchanged from original version, many of
them too complex, minutely researched, multi-frequency, opinionated,
inconsequential, off-topic, or lengthy for some log editors to
manage; and also ahead of their availability in these weekly issues:
http://www.hard-core-dx.com/index.php?topic=Hauser

Best DX wishes, Glenn Hauser
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DX Listening Digest 17-38; World of Radio 1896  View Printable Version 
Saturday, September 23 2017

Hauser
DX Listening Digest 17-38 has now been posted at
http://www.w4uvh.net/dxld1738.txt
and also soon, sometimes delayed at
http://www.w4uvh.net/dxlatest.txt
Alternatively, latest DXLD 17-38 is also here until next issue:
http://www.worldofradio.com/dxlatest.txt

CONTENTS:
WOR 1896 / AFGHANISTAN / ANGUILLA / ANTARCTICA / ARMENIA / AUSTRALIA +non 2BL+ / AUSTRALIA Ozy Radio / AUSTRALIA RBA / AUSTRALIA ABC/RA / BERMUDA / BHUTAN / BOLIVIA / BOUGAINVILLE / BRAZIL / BULGARIA +non? / BURUNDI non / CAMBODIA +non / CANADA CHHA / CHINA / COLOMBIA / CUBA +non / EAST TURKISTAN / ECUADOR non / ETHIOPIA / FIJI / FRANCE +non / GALAPAGOS ham / GERMANY +non / GREECE / HAITI / HAWAII non / INDIA / INDONESIA / INTERNATIONAL WATERS non CEWN ham / IRAN / JAPAN +non / KASHMIR non / KOREA NORTH non / KOREA SOUTH / KURDISTAN non / KUWAIT / KYRGYZSTAN / MADAGASCAR / MALDIVES / MARSHALL ISLANDS / MEXICO / MICRONESIA / MOROCCO / MYANMAR / NETHERLANDS non / NEW ZEALAND / NORTH AMERICA Pirate YHWH / OKLAHOMA BSR / OKLAHOMA KGWA / OKLAHOMA KGYN / OKLAHOMA +non KOCY-LP/KBZC-LD+ / OMAN +non / PALESTINE non / PERU / ROMANIA / RUSSIA +non RWANDA non / SAUDI ARABIA / SEYCHELLES non / SOLOMON ISLANDS / SOMALILAND non / SPAIN / SRI LANKA / SUDAN non / SUDAN SOUTH non / SURINAME / SWAZILAND / SYRIA / TAIWAN / TAJIKISTAN / TIBET non / TONGA / TURKEY / UAE / UK +non BBCWS / USA KK6BS ham / USA VOA / USA BBG / USA +non WOR/WRMI/WBCQ/WA0RCR/HLR / USA WRMI / USA +non WBCQ+ / USA USA WTWW / USA WRNO / USA WWRB / USA WWCR / USA Irma / USA KFAY / USA WHBO/WURN/WPBS / USA KQQB / USA WQOM846 / USA WQQJ297 / USA WQFG689 / USA Public Media / USA +non KCRW / USA CBS / USA FCC / VANUATU / VATICAN / VIETNAM / ZANZIBAR / UNIDENTIFIED TP carriers / UNIDENTIFIED 1010 / UNIDENTIFIED 1039 / UNIDENTIFIED 5049 / UNIDENTIFIED 7516 / UNIDENTIFIED 9400 / UNIDENTIFIED non 15285 / TESTIMONIALS / PUBLICATIONS / CONVENTIONS & CONFERENCES / DX-PEDITIONS / DIGITAL BROADCASTING / PROPAGATION / TIPS FOR RATIONAL LIVING

For restrixions and searchable 2017 contents archive see
http://www.worldofradio.com/dxldmid.html
[also linx to previous years]

NOTE: If you are a regular reader of DXLD, and a source of DX news but
have not been sending it directly to us, please consider yourself
obligated to do so. Thanks, Glenn

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

SHORTWAVE AIRINGS of WORLD OF RADIO 1896, September 19-26, 2017
Tue 2130 WRMI 9455 [confirmed]; 15770 [off the air, post-Irma]
Tue 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB [confirmed]
Wed 1030 WRMI 5850 9455
Wed 1315 WRMI 9955
Wed 2100 WBCQ 7490v [confirmed]
Wed 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB [confirmed]
Thu 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB [confirmed]
Fri 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB [confirmed]
Sat 0630 HLR 6190-CUSB Hamburger Lokalradio
Sat 1431 HLR 7265-CUSB Hamburger Lokalradio
Sat 1930v WA0RCR 1860-AM
Sat 2230 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB
Sat 2300 WRMI 11580
Sun 0200 WRMI 11580
Sun 0310v WA0RCR 1860-AM
Sun 1030 HLR 9485-CUSB Hamburger Lokalradio
Sun 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB
Mon 0300v WBCQ 5130v-AM Area 51
Mon 0330 WRMI 9955
Mon 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730

Latest edition of this schedule version, including AM, FM, satellite
and webcasts with hotlinks to station sites and audio, is at:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html or
http://schedule.worldofradio.org or http://sked.worldofradio.org

For updates see our Anomaly Alert page:
http://www.worldofradio.com/anomaly.html

WORLD OF RADIO PODCASTS:
Tnx to Dr Harald Gabler and the Rhein-Main Radio Club.
http://www.rmrc.de/index.php/rmrc-audio-plattform/podcast/glenn-hauser-wor

Tnx to Stephen Cooper:
http://shortwave.am/wor.xml

Tnx to Keith Weston:
http://feeds.feedburner.com/GlennHausersWorldOfRadio
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/glenn-hausers-world-of-radio/id1123369861
Tnx to Keith Weston, via Google Play Music:
http://bit.ly/worldofradio

DAY-BY-DAY ARCHIVE OF GLENN HAUSER`S LOG REPORTS:
Unedited, uncondensed, unchanged from original version, many of
them too complex, minutely researched, multi-frequency, opinionated,
inconsequential, off-topic, or lengthy for some log editors to
manage; and also ahead of their availability in these weekly issues:
http://www.hard-core-dx.com/index.php?topic=Hauser

Best DX wishes, Glenn Hauser

 

Glenn Hauser logs September 21-22, 2017  View Printable Version 
Friday, September 22 2017

Hauser
** ASCENSION. 7305, Sept 22 at 0605, poor signal in French, mentions Vaticaine, but listed as BBC, to be followed by Hausa at 0630. No hum (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 1610 kHz, Fri Sept 22 at 0615 UT, YL in Luso Portuguese, talking about the press. No doubt CHHA Toronto, Voces Latinas, now with a little less QRM since PMS ANGUILLA tower is blown down. Program grid at
http://chha1610am.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/PostCard-CHHA-1610AM-2016.jpg
is not at all helpful, merely showing ALL NIGHT MUSIC at 1-6 am M-F, and nothing on Sat & Sun; oh look, it`s a biyear old, but what comes up direct from the current homepage (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 15600, Sept 22 at 1324, S3-S6 talk in unID language, 1325 upbeat music sounds gospel, YL sign-off including website in .ca, so I suspect BVBN via somesite until 1327*. BUT, HFCC, NDXC and EiBI all agree it`s only CRI in Malay via Kunming, 100 kW at 175 degrees; so she must have said .cn rather than .ca (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. 3325, Sept 22 at 1258, S2-S3 music, no doubt RRI Palangkaraya, talk follows timesignal about 25 seconds late after 1300 --- don`t rely on it for navigation or you may run into a volcano! Still nothing on 9525- from VOI English. Astunori Ishida agrees, still no logs of that anywhen since Sept 13 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TIBET [non]. 15517, Sept 22 at 1322, JBA carrier, presumably Voice of Tibet via TAJIKISTAN, always on characteristic split frequencies ending in 2, 3, 7 or 8, while the ChiCom jammers can only reach -0 or -5 (Glenn Hauser, oK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 15450.05v, Sept 22 at 1303, VOT with music at S3-S5. I keep checking the 1230 English broadcast USward beyond WEu, hoping for listenable reception, but not yet; maybe will improve autumnally. Characteristically off-frequency+plus like (all?) other Emirlers (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1896 monitoring: confirmed Thursday September 21 at 2330 on WBCQ 9330.10v-CUSB, fair S8. Next:
Fri 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0630 HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1431 HLR 7265-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1930v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2230 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2300 WRMI 11580 to NE
Sun 0200 WRMI 11580 to NE
Sun 0315v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1030 HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW
Sun 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0300v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9955, Thu Sept 21 at 2053, WRMI not with BS as scheduled 7 days a week at 15-21 UT, but instead ``Red Roses for a Blue Lady``, and ``el sonido de la mÃsica por la 92`` --- what`s this? More romantic music, and 2056 ID as `Frecuencia al DÃa`, so it was an aircheck of some FM station; on to DX logs spoken by someone in MÃxico, but sound like Claudio Galaz` detailed reports from Chile, in alfabetical order starting with Angola.

Pulse jamming can now be heard on 9955, and rapidly ramping up to full bore wall-of-noise by 2100! When, until months ago, WRMI was airing a secret prepeat of Radio Libertad`s overt 2300 broadcast. But now on the 21-22 UT schedule are four negligible programs, today Thursday starting with Frank & Ernest. However, on Wednesday & Friday the hour is allegedly occupied by `Noches con Mirka` which at least is by a Cuban exile, if not overtly political. Anyhow, is WRMI now airing variety programming on 9955 at 20-21 instead of BS every day? Is FAD scheduled on anyfrequency at this time, like 11580? No, on Thursdays that hour is devoted to the redundant `Voice of VORW`.

Altho still dated effective Aug 3, the WRMI skedgrid at
http://www.tinyurl.com/WRMI9955
has in fact been updated, e.g. to show `Frecuencia al DÃa` at 1300 Thursdays, which just started today. But not in the case of 20-21 UT.

7730, Sept 21 at 2331 check, another WRMI transmitter/frequency now makes a post-Irma comeback, with BS // 7570 and 7780. The main hour to monitor 7730 for mostly more worthwhile non-BS programming is 00-01, as previously scheduled UT days:
Tue, Wavescan & WORLD OF RADIO
Wed, Jazz from the Left
Thu, Sounding Alarm, Wavescan
Fri, Voice of VORW
Sat, Frec al Dia, Wavescan
Sun, Wavescan, Radio IBC
Sun, Worship in Your Home
http://www.tinyurl.com/WRMIfqs

Also 7730: 06-08 UT Tue-Fri for RAE in Japanese, English; UT Sun 06-07 Radiogram and Radio Pinorama [Russian]. UT Mon 06-07 [blank] = World Music? Total span of 7730, #13 at 285 degrees, was and presumably is again: 23-14, BS occupying all the rest, except for other religious programs Sun & Mon at 07-08.

7730, Sept 22 at 0552 check, is JBA, slightly stronger than 7780 and weaker than 7570 where BS can be ascertained. It`s unusual for 7570 & 7730 to be so weak, but they have been lately: is it due to MUF propagation drop, or are these not back up to previous full power and same antennas? Before 0600 all three are BSing (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6185, Sept 22 at 0553, JBA carrier. Nothing scheduled to account for it in HFCC, NDXC or EiBi. Mexico during CDT closes circa 0500* and if left on would be stronger than this: much weaker than 6180 VOA SÃo TomÃ.

We do see some fantastical listings in HFCC for 6185: ``MKI``, RRI Manokwai, Indonesia in English! 1 kW at 01-05 & 07-10. Also imaginary is RRS, Irkutsk, Russia at 15-18. It lacks the REAL station, XEPPM, but includes Vatican in ``Hye`` = Armenian at 0200-0230 which is really 0210-0230, the only CCI to Radio EducaciÃn. Anyhow, whence is this carrier I am getting now? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1641 UT September 22

 

Glenn Hauser logs September 20-21, 2017  View Printable Version 
Thursday, September 21 2017

Hauser
** ASCENSION. 5960, Sept 21 at 0555, Dandal Kura with better reception than last night, and yes, still humming; while 6005 ASC with BBCWS is not. BTW, at this time all USA signals on 4, 5, 6 and 7 MHz are weakened to poor/very poor, except 5850 WRMI, still inbooming with BS (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6100, Sept 21 at 0554, RHC English is off again from this frequency; 6060 is VG at S9+10/20; 6000 is S9+10, sufficient modulation; but 6145 is unusually weak, S8-S7, and undermodulated: very poor overall. By 0558, 5040 is already off.

5025, Sept 21 at 0558, R. Rebelde is undermodulated but listenable

9535, Sept 21 at 1242, RHC Spanish open carrier/dead air; 9640 is audible but poor, and all three on 49m are OK: 6000, 6060, 6100 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TAIWAN [and non]. 9255, Sept 21 at 1243, JBA talk. Only thing in NDXC is SOH 0.1 kW jammer*attractor at 1115-1600, which is probably what I am hearing (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1896 monitoring: confirmed Wednesday September 20 at 2100 on WBCQ, 7490v-AM, very poor in daytime noise level; also confirmed Wed Sept 20 at 2330 on WBCQ 9330.035v-CUSB, S9+10 but deep fades. Next:
Thu 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Fri 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0630 HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1431 HLR 7265-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1930v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2230 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2300 WRMI 11580 to NE
Sun 0200 WRMI 11580 to NE
Sun 0315v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1030 HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW
Sun 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0300v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 11825, Sept 20 at 1810, this WRMI BS-only frequency is back on air for first time I`ve heard it, but only poor signal. // 7780 remains on the air all day, but now a JBA carrier. Still not back is 15770. Jeff White tells me that still silent 7730 may resume soon once its feedlines are back up.

9955, Sept 21 at 1248, WRMI relaying REI ID and pulse jamming, which is really uncalled for, but why should Cuba care about a country that overthrew the yoke of communism? Even if it`s not anti-Castro broadcasting. Bad enough that Eslovaquia is in Spanish and otherwise audible in Cuba.

9955, Sept 21 at 1300, I am making a point of checking WRMI now, since this semihour on Thursdays has been re/re/re/peating ad infinitum the May file from Informativo G24 before it otherwise vanished. I had re-reminded Jeff about this, and offered to fill the slot with something more recent, such as a new World of Radio each week; instead I hear `Frecuencia al DÃa` starting, but in the next minute switching to fill music, songs which sound like praise in English, altho I can`t make out the lyrix, for the rest of the 30 minutes, and jamming continues. So I`m not so sad WOR was not accepted..

I also made this comment to Jeff White, first in his capacity as chairman of HFCC:

``Jeff, Is IRDR ever going to be activated? In this hemisphere at least, there could not be a better time for it.

And/or an emergency SW service for Puerto Rico, with many of the stations there off the air (I heard WAPA remained on). And power completely out. Hmmm, what mainland station could do that? 73, Glenn``

IRDR is International Radio for Disaster Relief, as explained here, with a schedule of frequencies reserved for it in A17 & B17:
http://hfcc.org/humanitarian/

As for PR, somestation which is still able to produce news programming --- WAPA 680? --- if its audio could be sent out by satellite or anymeans, could be relayed on SW back to PR, where power is 100% out and likely to be down or greatly diminished for months. What a great public service this would be (and the same could apply for USVI, not to be forgotten despite a greater disaster in PR, but I don`t know how many if any local radio stations remain on there).

The nay-sayers will allege that there is not much SW listening in PR ---- well, that applies all over the US in real terms, but doesn`t keep several stations from domestic SWBC anyway for other objectives. No reply from Jeff, but at least the seed has been planted (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1622 UT September 21

 

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