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Glenn Hauser logs April 9-10, 2018  View Printable Version 
Wednesday, April 11 2018

** CUBA. 11860, April 9 at 2247, RHC Spanish on new frequency, tough luck Saudi/Yemen. Also on 11830, 11840, 11850 (two of them spurs), and Portuguese on 11880, Cuba plentiful within 50 kHz! Until now 11860 RHC was just a JBA second-order spur out of 11840. Now it`s full power, intentionally scheduled to Europe at 1930-2300 in French, Portuguese, Arabic and Spanish; but 11860 still on at 2338 S9+10 with JBM music, // 11840 which is now suptorted; wiggle that patchcord!

11880, which was on earlier, April 9 at 2338 is now off instead of English as confirmed the day before and the day after.

7330, April 9 at 2342, new for RHC Spanish, despite adjacency to 7335 jamming and Radio MartÃ, best tuned with LSB. How long will Arnie keep this and 7340 in the mornings? Normally stays at least 10 away from his jammers (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13740, April 10 at 1400, CRI English relay, but ALSO RHC in Spanish making fast SAH --- so two separate transmitters, for RHC until 1400 and China after 1400. Roughly equal levels, but more modulation in Spanish. Collision lasts until about 1405, RHC off by 1406; something`s always incompetent at RadioCuba. Commies vs Commies, Cubans vs Cubans.

What else is happening after 1400?
13700 (ex-15370) is not on yet at 1401, supposed to start at 1300.
7340 is S9-S6 but undermodulated, sked until 1500, after Martà -1400.
6060 is still on at 1404, supposed to stop at 1400.
6100 is still on at 1405, with Asian CCI, supposed to stop at 1300.

12000, April 9 at 2210, no signal, new frequency scheduled 2100-0400.
11860, April 9 at 2210, now with het from 11856v Aparecida, Brasil; RHC off by 2330 today unlike yesterday
11700, April 9 at 2210, poor signal, new in Portuguese, plus 23-05 in Spanish (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1925, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KURDISTAN [non]. 11530, April 9 at 1846, Denge Welat with Kurdish talk, interspersed with stingers, S5-S8; via FRANCE until 1900, then switches to Pridnestrovye. No more Herwa in the way at 1930-2000, 11530 canceled by WRMI (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MADAGASCAR. 17640, April 9 at 1842, no signal from MWV English hour, which normally is loud and clear here on the other worldside; off the air, or very depressed propagation? WWV reported at 1800 K index of 2, no storms yet, but G1 expected in next 24 hours (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. 9330v-CUSB, April 9 at 2340, no signal from WBCQ for WOR 1924 at 2330; 5130v and 7490v are on and in OK. WOR 1924 confirmed April 10 at 0030 UT Tuesday on WRMI 7730, S9+20/30. Also confirmed Tuesday April 10 at 2030 & 2130 both on fair 9455, and poor in noise 7780. Again Tue Apr 10 at 2330, no signal from 9330 WBCQ (nor any earlier in the day at random chex).

WORLD OF RADIO 1925 contents: Albania non, Algeria non, Australia, Bolivia, Brasil, Congo and non, Cuba, Egypt, India, International Waters and non, Korea South, Kurdistan non, Mali, Mongolia, New Zealand, Nigeria non, Oklahoma, Romania, Taiwan non, Turkey, Ukraine, USA; and the propagation outlook

WOR 1925 ready for first airings April 11:
Wed 1030 WRMI 9455 to WNW [unconfirmed]
Wed 2100 WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2100 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Thu 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Fri 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0629 HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW [suspended until April 28]
Sat 1431 HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW [suspended until April 28]
Sat 1930v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2130 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2300 WRMI 7780 to NE
Sun 0200 WRMI 7780 to NE
Sun 0310v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1030 HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW [suspended until April 29]
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
Tue 2030 WRMI 7780 to NE, 9455 to WNW [or #1926?]
Tue 2130 WRMI 7780 to NE, 9455 to WNW [or #1926?]

Full WOR sked on all outlets, podcast access:

** U S A. 9955 // < 9455, Tue April 10 at 1335, WRMI with a `new` `Viva Miami`, Jeff monolog in English instead of Spanish about HFCC in Malaysia three months ago, cuisine, resorts, extracurricular activities (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9487.9 & 9462.1, April 9 at 1850, plus and minus ~12.9 kHz parasitic spurs out of 9475.0 WTWW, again implying that it`s the #2 transmitter which flanx the same around 5085 at night, is now in use on the #1 frequency in the daytime (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1925, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1130, April 9 at 1808 UT check, KLEY Wellington KS is now completely off the air, not off the air for a few seconds at a time. But at 1858 recheck, now it`s on continuously, 1859 UT ID plugging their FM 100.3 which is a translator (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 7465.6-LSB approx., April 10 at 0615, intermittent talk soon obvious as one side of a ham contact, but the SSB pitch is unsteady depending on modulation level. To try to keep him sounding normal, I`m having to keep tuning between 7465.5 and 7465.7 or so.

Suspected a harmonic from 80m band, and then hear what sounds like the same guy on 3733.0-LSB, but no chance to match on two receivers. Altho weaker than x 2, fundamental frequency is steady, modulation OK. Several interchanges with no IDs before I doze (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 0539 UT April 11
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JRX Logs: Abril 10, 2018.  View Printable Version 
Tuesday, April 10 2018

JRX Logs: Abril 10, 2018.Â

Receptor: Tecsun S-2000.Â
Data e hora no Tempo Universal (UTC).Â

** 11790. Abr 10, 2018. 1920-1930, Radio Mundial Adventista, Nauen-D, em Uolofe. LocuÃÃo masculina em uma pregaÃÃo religiosa; 1925 MÃsica ao piano, falas, ID. Excelente difusÃo da AWR via Nauen, neste horÃrio, 55555.

** 11955. Abr 10, 2018. 1910-1920, Radio Mundial Adventista, Moosbrunn-AUT, em HauÃÃ. Locutor faz a ID e POBox to Nigeria; 1912 Uma mÃsica por coro de vozes; 1917 PregaÃÃo. EstaÃÃo com Ãtima audiÃÃo em minha Ãrea, 45554.

** 11745. Abr 10, 2018. 1842-1855, Radio Nacional da China 1. Firedragon*. Apenas mÃsica chinesa orquestrada, com agudos sobrepondo-se e sem pausas. EmissÃo sem falas. TransmissÃo bloqueando a RFA via Tinian, neste horÃrio.* Nota: Firedragon, termo usado para expressar "mÃsica chinesa usada como censura" (Chinese music used as censorship).

** 11530. Abr 10, 2018. 1835-1842, Denge Welat, Issoudun-F, em Curdo. Locutor fala e fala, sem pausa. Emissora com sinal e modulaÃÃo pobres, ruÃdos, 25322.
** 11830. Abr 10, 2018. 1825-1835, Dandal Kura International, Issoudun-F, em Kanuri. LocuÃÃo masculina, em kanuri; Sempre falando em NigÃria; 1830 Locutor e locutora falam; Voz masculina ao telefone - repÃrter, suponho. Dandal com sinal e modulaÃÃo satisfatÃrios aqui em minha Ãrea, 35433.
** 12050. Abr 10, 2018. 1805-1825, Radio Ndarason International, AscensÃo-G, em Kanuri.LocuÃÃo feminina em francÃs e apresenta O Jornal; ID por duas vezes; 1812 Um cantor africano interpreta uma mÃsica, em francÃs; 1816 Locutor fala, em Kanuri; 1816 Locutor fala ID e comentÃrios sobre a emissora, tudo em InglÃs; 1818 Locutores falam, em kanuri, sobre o Boko Haram e NigÃria. EntÃo, durante esta escuta, ouvà falas em francÃs, inglÃs e kanuri. Emissora com excelente sintonia esta tarde em Cabedelo, 55555.

** 11875. Abr 10, 2018. 1900-1910, Radio FranÃa Internacional, Issoudun-F, em PortuguÃs. IS, ID, 9PM em Paris; Locutora apresenta as manchetes do noticiÃrio e, a seguir, as noticias em detalhes, incluindo a participaÃÃo de reportagens desde o exterior; ID. RFI tem boa audiÃÃo neste horÃrio, aquà em Cabedelo, 45444.

** 13810. Abr 10, 2018. 1945-1956, Radio RomÃnia Internacional, Tiganesti-ROU, em Espanhol. Programa "Horizonte Cultural Romena": locutora faz uma entrevista com uma teatrÃloga espanhola; ID, website e horÃrios de transmissÃo em espanhol da RRI. Ãtima audiÃÃo aquà em Cabedelo, 45554.

DXer: Josà Ronaldo Xavier
Local da escuta: Cabedelo-PB, Brasil (UTC-3)
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Logs in Lugo  View Printable Version 
Monday, April 09 2018


Manuel MÃndez
Lugo, Spain

Log in Lugo
Tecsun S-8800, cable antenna, 8 meters

CONGO, 6115, Radio Congo, Brazaville, 1805-1820, 09-04, French, news,
comments. 14321. (MÃndez)

INDIA, 5010, AIR, Thiruvananthapuram, 1730-1734, 09-04, English, female,
news. 15321. (MÃndez)

ITALY, 6970 USB (1 kW), Marconi Radio International, 1700-1905, 09-04 ,
Italian, comments, pop songs in English, identification, English,
comments, "New Zealand Radio DX League...", pop and rock songs,
Italian, id. "Marconi Radio International..." This is Marconi Radio
International..". 15321 and for moments 25322. (MÃndez)

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Glenn Hauser logs April 8-9, 2018  View Printable Version 
Monday, April 09 2018

** ANGUILLA. 6090, April 9 at 0615, DGS is on again after missing several nights (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15140, April 8 at 1940 check, the first hour of RHC English at 19-20 remains on this frequency for A18. Next English broadcast at 23-24 no longer on 9720 but still on 5040 at 2303 check; quickly found reactivated replacement, 11880 which is VG S9+20/30.

As already found last night, new 6180 ex-6165 is going at 0215 April 9 check, S9+10 but JBM, // 6000 also JBM, and the JBA voice right now is Arnie.

Meanwhile, the RHC Correspondence Department has sent out the new A-18 schedule, which has now reached all members of the WOR io group, tnx to forward by Ken Zichi.

Full English sked, in typical disorder:
New York 6060 0500-0700
San Francisco 6100 0500-0700
Chicago 15140 1900-2000
6180 0100-0700
Washington 6000 0100-0500
Banda Tropical 5040 2300-0000
Africa 11880 2300-2400

6000 & 6180, April 9 at 0329 are both JBM; while 6060 Spanish is OK. Whether modulated or not, RHC 6180 between 01 and 05 is bad for neighboring Mexico`s only SW station, 6185 XEPPM. By 0613, DXUL is starting on undermodulated 6180, with SAH and CCI from VOA French via SÃo Tomà at 0530-0630 M-F; while after 0500, 6165 would have been clear. // 6000 is suptorted; wiggle that patchcord! And 6060 is OK except for the ZY off-frequency het. At 0616, 6100 is JBM with hum.

New 6180 means new spots for leapfrog mixing products to land: Mix with 6100 would put it another 80 kHz higher on 6260, but nothing heard, maybe from different sites. Mix of 6060 with 6180, another 120 kHz beyond at 6300 does produce a JBA carrier, probably this. Yet another to seek: 6000 over 6180 at 6360.

Now I pick out only the NEW Spanish and various languages frequencies:

7330 2100-0400 Spanish to Antillas
7340 1100-1500 Spanish to Antillas
11700 2200-2300 Portuguese to Buenos Aires [sic]
2300-0500 Spanish to Buenos Aires
11860 1930-2000 French to Europe
2000-2030 Portuguese to Europe
2030-2100 Arabic to Europe [sic]
2100-2300 Spanish to Europa
11880 2200-2230 French to Africa
2230-2300 Portuguese to Africa
12000 2100-0400 Spanish to Buenos Aires [not a pirate]
13700 1300-1500 Spanish to San Francisco
13740 1100-1400 Spanish to Buenos Aires

Way to go, Arnie, picking two 40 mb which are adjacent to your jamming and 7335 Radio MartÃ! But 7330 is NOT on at 0247 or 0325 April 9 chex.

7340, however, is on at 1246 April 9 check, fair signal but siderwhelmed, adjacent QRM from 7335 Martà and jamming. How long will this last? RHC would normally stay at least 10 kHz away from its jammers.

It`s notable that 15370 is gone in the mornings, which means its dozen filthy FM spurblobs across the 19mb are also gone, good riddance!! 22mb will now be subject to these, and it has happened at least once before at another daypart, now out of the 13700 or 13740 transmitter, but none yet.

6100, April 9 at 1256, RHC Spanish in bad mix with Chinese, i.e. CRI in Russian, Commies vs Commies! The latter off at 1257* leaving RHC until it goes off abruptly at 1257.6*; still on 6060 and 6000.

13700, April 9 at 1259, RHC open carrier, RaÃl speech continued from 49m cuts on and off; 13740 at 1300 with IS & ID, keeps modulating with frequency announcement, a prime time for full info about the QSYs; instead, YL only says that 11760 will be added at 1500 (it`s already on!), and 6100 is closing --- that`s it! Nothing about the 13s we are really listening to (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA SOUTH. 5917.400, April 9 at 1251, music and Korean at S4-S6, as Voice of Freedom has drifted down to here (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MADAGASCAR. 15170, April 9 at 1409, VP S6-S4 tonal language, mention ``Jesus Christus``. It`s AWR in Sinhala this semihour only. Earlier AWR on 15170 is Guam; later via Germany (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA [non]. 5850 & 7730, Monday April 9 at 0611, no signals yet from WRMI, despite 0600 time James Branum previously publicized for his `Broad Spectrum Radio`. Instead it`s still at 0700, after IS & ID loops as early as 0658. This edition is for the second week of April, about the Oklahoma teachers` walkout, but starts with music. Says this and all previous episodes are available on website, which are a bit more convenient than 2 in the Okie mornings, so I promptly go to sleep.

Script and play link, for last week`s BSR:

** TURKEY. 9515, April 9 at 0328, JBA carrier from presumed Voice of Turkey, English to North America. Maybe 6165 for Asia would have made it oppositely, now that RHC has evacuated that frequency? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1924 monitoring: confirmed Sunday April 8 at 2339 the 2330 on WBCQ 9330v-CUSB, fair but somewhat weaker than 9265 WINB and 9395 WRMI. Also confirmed UT Monday April 9 from 0300 on Area 51 webcast; S9+10 at 0325 on WBCQ 5129.805. Also confirmed at 0330 UT Monday April 9 on WRMI 9955, S9 with slow deep fades to S6, much stronger than 9395 & 9455. The WRMI/RAE webcast-only is also again repeating WOR immediately at 0400 instead of Radio ZomBiafra. Next:
Mon 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030 WRMI 7780 to NE, 9455 to WNW [or #1925?]
Tue 2130 WRMI 7780 to NE, 9455 to WNW [or #1925?]

Full WOR sked on all outlets, podcast access:

** U S A [and non]. 12050, April 8 at 1952, JBA carrier, much less than normal from WEWN Spanish, so is it off? Uncovering R. Ndarason International (ex-Dandal Kura?) via Ascension. Other WEWN, English on 15610 is very poor as usual (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17775.088, April 9 at 1405, I notice that KVOH VP carrier is now off to the plus side, so measure it thus (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6035, April 9 at 1254, S4-S7 music reminds me of the BaBcoCk IS, but surely not, rather PBS Yunnan, and 1256 Chinese? talk, rather than Bhutan. Aoki/NDXC shows Bhutan until 1200, Yunnan until 1300, but Ron Howard has observed wide variations (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6280, April 9 at 0617, JBA trace of modulation as I am looking for RHC leapfrogs; Europirate here? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9500, April 9 at 0328, S9 carrier of dead air. Nothing listed in HFCC, except a 22-hpd CNR (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1635 UT April 9
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FM DX logs With Audio form NW Pennsylvania  View Printable Version 
Monday, April 09 2018

Here's a few audio recordings of some recent catches in the last week or so

Ridgway, PA (NW corner of the state)
2000 feet in elevation
Sony XDRF1HD radio with 5 element Kathrein Scala YA7 Yagi

NEW LOG! Thursday April 5th, I had my radio on 103.5 and got a very quick
fade up at about 7:30pm, "...48 degrees outside the glass enclosed nerve
center in upper Northwest...." and that's all I had before it disappeared.
Thanks to Scott Fybush, he told me this was 44KW/518 feet, 190.81 miles
distant WTOP Washington, DC!

Here's the audio with the temperature mention:

About 90 minutes later I had another quick fade up with a story just
concluding from a reporter followed by the in studio anchor, "...... WTOP
News. Maryland's governor put pen to paper...."

Here's the audio:

I've already sent these clips to one of WTOP's engineers :)

NEW LOG!! CKOT-FM 101.3 Tillsonburg, Ontario. 26KW at 674 feet, 155.44
miles. This was made possible by the fact 45 mile distant 6kw equivalent
WKFT Strattanville, PA was off the air due to a power outage. CKOT is my
favorite log of the last week or two.

It was pretty easy to figure out I had something knew, the soft music they
were playing stuck out. I heard several "Easy 101" jingles, including this
station at just before 9am on Wednesday April 4th:

And here they are with a station jingle into a live announcer talking:

And here they are with a jingle then into a song. The signal got real weak
at times, fading up and down, but overall this little bit of reception hung
on for nearly 4 minutes unlike the usual 5-10-20 second fade ups.

And at about 947am, here is when WKFT signs back on and blasts CKOT out of
the water:

NEW LOG!! WMHR-FM 102.9 Syracuse, NY. 20KW/789 feet, 167.72 miles. I wasn't
hearing the usual "OK!102.9" AC music or "Y103" classic rock. At first, I
had a preacher and then some Christian music. It would fade up for 20-25
seconds at a time.

Here's two of the longer, more prominent, clear audio recordings of music
on WMHR:


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