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Nov 24, 0040-0110 UT log  View Printable Version 
Saturday, November 24 2018

Logs
VERY BAD propagation tonight,
when checked Cuban stations here in Germany, England, NY/MI US states,


and at Alberta Canada.

CUBA
5010even USA WRMI Okeechobee Florida relay of Slovak Republic
Bratislava Spanish foreign program noted,


very poor S=5 signal at 0040 UT on Nov 24.
5025even CUB R Rebelde, Sp, S=9+15dB at 0044 UT, speech by male,
rather fine S=9+20dB long distance signal also in Germany.
5040even CUB RHC Bauta only S=5, weaker than 5025 kHz. In Germany
bad mixture both signals co-channel,
also AIR Kolkata India same strength.
6000even CUB RHC Quivican TITAN 250 kW unit, til cl-down at 0100 UT,
musica program, S=9+20dB. But at 0100 UT TRT Emirler appeared
on that channel, in Germany S=9+40dB powerhouse
6060.002 CUB RHC Bauta opened at 0100 UT, S=8-9 signal strength
in Detroit and Rochester.
9535even and 11760even doesn't appeared on US state SDRs, but on S=6
just above threshold level in Europe.

probably 11700 kHz also at threshold.

NIL - NOTHING traced on 9640, 11670, 11840, 13740, 15730 kHz tonight.
11670 kHz only CNR 2nd program at S=6 level.

11950 kHz 0104 UT on Nov 24, in Germany had terrible mixture of RHC?,
RFA Kuwait Tibetan, and China mainland 10 kHz wide jamming disturbtion.

73 wb df5sx


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Glenn Hauser logs November 21-22, 2018  View Printable Version 
Thursday, November 22 2018

Logs
** BRAZIL [and non]. 6180, Nov 22 at 0126, still huge collision
between RNA in Brazuguese and CRI via CUBA in English, fast SAH circa
30 Hz with RNA the off-one plus. Off just before 0204* uncovering much
weaker CRI for another hour in Chinese (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** CANADA. 15034-USB, Nov 21 at 1530 UT, CHR Trenton Military gives
zulu time as ``1430``, proceeds to cite aviation weather timestamped
for the not-really-future, ``1500`` for Zagreb, Split, Ancona. Are the
Croatians listening to this all the way from Canada? Anyhow, CHR have
still not reset their own clock ---- which should not need resetting
as UT/zulu/GMT is constant! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 4765, Nov 22 at 0131, R. Progreso mixing talk and music, a
double feed? No, then music only so apparently intentional
programming. 0424 recheck, now it`s suptorted as yet another Cuban
transmitter is ailing; and vs CODAR on both sides, inevitable by
LSB/USB. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15230, Nov 21 at 1455, no signal, this RHC is missing, while
15140 on the contrary is active today --- but S9+10 of dead air until
shortly cuts on for outro of `Estampas de Cuba` show. But then 15140
transmitters cuts on and off and on and off, and so does the
modulation separately past 1500, so is that because of a site swap
from QuivicÃn to Bauta? No, that`s not scheduled until 1600. By 1530
recheck, 15140 is staying on and also modulating. And by now 15230 has
also come up. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15370, Nov 21 at 2047, zero signal from RHC which is supposed
to start French to Europe here at 2030; 15140 is on in English.
Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** CUBA. 9720, Nov 21 at 2059, RHC IS, S9+20/30, Spanish ID
undermodulated, 2100 French, as now successfully rescheduled from two
hours later, for countless more potential Africans awake (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6000 // 6165, Nov 22 at 0119, RHC English already running
again during hour previous to B-18 scheduled start; are they confused
about the timeshift, or intentionally changed back to avoid wasting an
hour of prime time? 6000 is sufficient at S9+10/20, while 6165 is
S9+20 but JBM. Something`s always wrong at RHC. 5040 is also still
AWOL for several nights now (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6000, Nov 22 at 0701, this is the *only* RHC transmitter
still on air for final hour in English, not 5040, 6060, 6100 nor 6165.
This-day-in-history, an anti-American event of course, but even 6000
cuts off at 0702* just as the Headlines are starting. Something`s
always wrong at RHC. Or, maybe they are intending to close everything
circa 0700 instead of 0800, since they are starting the English cycle
at 0100 instead of 0200 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15140 // 15230, Nov 22 at 1421, RHC manages to run *both* 19m
frequencies today! BUT, at 1507 I find 15230 is S9+10 of music with
some distortion, while 15140 is S9+30 of dead air. `Sonido Cubano`
modulation suddenly cuts on 15140 at 1516, show running until 1549
with some great music including mambo. Something`s always wrong at RHC
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** JAPAN [non]. 9855, Nov 21 at 2056, R. Japon weak S7-S8 closing 2030
French via MADAGASCAR (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KURDISTAN [non]. 11530, Nov 22 at 1500, Kurdish music and talk and
very late timesignal to 1500:40, Dengà Welat, better signal than
usual, now that site has switched from Pridnestrovye to FRANCE this
hour only; also with short/long path echo. Long path from Issoudun is
over 20 kilomiles, more than 4X the short distance (Glenn Hauser, OK,
DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MADAGASCAR. 5009.929, Nov 22 at 0147, JBA carrier already on from
presumed R. Madagasikara, not T`m, India, since this is again off-
frequency, and correlating with my previous measurements slightly
above and below 5009.94. Also, it fades, so not from a local device
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 90.1, Nov 22 at 0610 and still at 0650 UT, dead air from
our classical station in Edmond, which has lost the feed from WCPE
overnight. A staffer, if aware, will have to be roused from bed and go
in to restart it, lest it be dead all night (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY [and non]. 5960, Nov 21 at 2150, VP M&W conversation in
English. Thought it might be another screwup by VOT but must be CRI
via ALBANIA as scheduled until 2200 when this goes off.

As for 5960 in unsked Italian I heard previously before 2300: To find
VOT language services, avoid the TRTWorld website, but instead go to,
e.g. Italian:

http://www.trt.net.tr/italiano/
which further linx to:
http://www.trt.net.tr/italiano/content/Frequenze

BUT: Nothing but *satellite* frequencies, 8 entries, and 4 of them are
duplicates! Nothing about any SW transmissions, let alone the totally
unscheduled one I caught.

TRT World does have a banner at the top about Topic A:
Jamal Khashoggi: from a storyteller to a story to tell
http://interactive.trtworld.com/khashoggi
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15570, Nov 21 at 2048, S9+20 of open carrier, surely
Greenville B warming up for its hour on 15580 from 2100; 10 kHz off
the avoid overlapping VOA Botswana on 15580 all the way from 14 to 21.
Circa 2100, 15570 will jump to 15580 and start modulating (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1957 monitoring: confirmed Wednesday November
21 at 2200 on WRMI 9955, S9+10 and somewhat better than 1 second later
on S9 WBCQ 7490+v, which is noisier (and BTW at 2159 had an ID for the
Global Star Radio Network, apparently source of `Financial Survival`).
Next WOR SW broadcasts not until:

0729 UT Saturday HLR 6190-CUSB Germany to WSW
1200 UT Saturday Unique 9265 via WINB to WSW
1531 UT Saturday HLR 9485-CUSB Germany to WSW
1700 UT Saturday WRN 5950 via WRMI to WNW [unconfirmed]
2030vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM non-direxional
0400vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0415], ND
1130 UT Sunday HLR 7265-CUSB Germany to WSW
2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to NE
2230 UT Sunday WRMI 9955 to SSE
0230 UT Monday WRMI 5950 to WNW, 9395 to NNW
0400vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
0430 UT Monday WRMI 9955 to SSE

Complete updated WOR sked, all affiliates, satellite, webcast, AM&FM:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5085, Nov 21 at 0730, WTWW-2 is S9+30 with unfamiliar Xmas
song --- oh2, I fear like last year Ted is going to run Xmasmx into
the ground for more than a month, nothing but? Meanwhile, the MUF
intervenes to weaken 5830, WTWW-1 to VP S9-S6 and undermodulated to
boot. Neighbor 5935 WWCR is still good S8 and much louder.

5085, Nov 22 at 0138, WTWW-2 much weaker than usual, only S9+10 and
undermodulated with music, and even some ute ACI it can`t elbow. 0141
canned Ted promotes SFA on WTWW-1, which at 0152 I find poor at S9+10
on 5830. I guess the skip is going long even at 5 MHz. Recheck 0422,
5085 now recovered to S9+20/30 with Xmasmx, but 0658 rerecheck in dead
air. Something`s always wrong (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. 9470, Nov 21 at 1227, I am trying to confirm
whether WEWN is really active here in English at 09-13 as scheduled.
There is something in English talk, so I guess that`s it, mixed with
music, and 1233 into Chinese, adding up to very poor, and with heavy
flutter. EiBi shows at 12-13 there is RTI in Mandarin, and of course
CNR1 or Firedrake jamming. Yet WEWN is trying to reach CIRAF 43 & 44 =
central and eastern China on a 335 degree beam almost trans-polar, a
fool`s errand. These are not in HFCC, of course, so how is WEWN
supposed to know about them? The rest of the span until 1155 also is
blocked by PBS Xinjiang in Kazakh from East Turkistan (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9649-USB, Nov 22 at 1413, 2-way INTRUDERS in colloquial
Spanish despite het from a 9650 broadcaster, which would be Riyadh
and/or Conakry (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1808 UT November 22
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Glenn Hauser logs November 20-21, 2018  View Printable Version 
Wednesday, November 21 2018

Logs
** ALGERIA. 531, Nov 21 at 0300, considerable het to Cubans on 530, as
I am starting a TA JBA carrier bandscan [see UNIDENTIFIED], and this
turns out to be the strongest, with some music separable from 530, as
always presumed to be the 600 kW Jil FM [sic], youth channel at
F`Kirina, which is near the Tunisian border, 8899 km or 5529 statute
miles from here. Nothing much on its 600 kW // 549 however, 551 km
closer near the Moroccan border at Sidi Hamadouche (Glenn Hauser, OK,
DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL [and non]. 6180.03, Nov 20 at 2249, RNA in enthusiastic
Brazuguese, S9+30 here instead of 11780. Still on at 0150 recheck Nov
21, now making a fast SAH atop heavy CCI from CRI English via CUBA on
its new frequency, 6180.00 (in such a clash it`s hard to nail either
down to the Hz).

At 0204, RNB with a multi-station ID, AM & FM in several cities, and
does mention 6180 on 49m. After a few vocalizations, cut off the air
at 0205:30*. So they are signing off circa local midnite during DST,
despite 19-03 UT sked in latest Aoki/NDXC.

This uncovers weak Chinese as the CRI Habana relay goes on another
hour, but its signal seems insufficient to have been causing all the
QRM to Brasil. Evidently RNA is now running 6180 instead of 11780 even
earlier in the daytime, reported but only weakly in Bahia by Jorge
Freitas, Nov 19 at 1838.

The collision between Brasil and China/Cuba on 6180 at 00-02 is a
prime example why stations/countries need to coÃrdinate by
participating in HFCC. China does, but Brasil and Cuba do not. Of
course Brasil might have owned 6180 if it had kept using it instead of
just resuming it lately; but refusing HFCC, how are China or Cuba
supposed to know about it?? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 382 kHz, Nov 21 at 0252, NDB ID dash and YPL, which is 1000
watts at Pickle Lake, Ontario; tuned to 383-USB. Really a regular, but
I love to rewrite ``Pickle Lake``.

413 kHz, Nov 21 at 0255, NDB ID dash and YHD, which is 250 watts at
Dryden, Ontario; tuned to 414-USB. Also got three closer
Unitedstatesians, q.v. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 530, Nov 21 at 0259, silly ballgame in Spanish // 5025
Rebelde, mixing with the EZL music from Enciclopedia. Two Rebeldes are
listed, GuantÃnamo and Caribe, Isla Juventud, and I`ll settle for the
closer. Also considerable het from 531: see ALGERIA (Glenn Hauser, OK,
DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 9720, Nov 20 at 2245, RHC is on at S9+35, just barely
modulated and suptorted, playing their IS at a very odd time; then I
can recognize the voice, but not understand it, of Arnie Coro, so we
are amid the mitweek edition of `DXers Unlimited`. Wiggle that
patchcord! Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5040, Nov 21 at 0145 & 0413 chex, RHC`s tropical band
transmitter is still off as it has been for a few nights now. 5025 &
4765 remain with domestic relays. Something`s always wrong at RHC.
Whatever became of the 90m plan Arnie forecast several times? (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6165 // 6000, Nov 21 at 0151, RHC English is already on!
Winter start is supposed to be 0200; are the sloppyrators at RadioCuba
still confused about the timechange, or what? At least it sort of
compensates for missing 5040. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MADAGASCAR. 5010v, Nov 21 at 0155, I`m standing (well, lying) by to
try to catch the cut-on of Radio Madagasikara, as presumably heard
last night after 0200 on 5009.931 --- and there it is! Nothing from
India, but at *0158 JJBBA carrier amid some hash probably from local
device this time. It`s so weak I can`t be sure of my measurement,
about 5009.943. By 0217 it`s surged to JBA, so I try again: 5009.936.
Of course it could have really varied 7 Hz in 17 minutes of warmup
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOMALILAND. 7120, Nov 21 at 0326, JBA carrier from presumed R.
Hargeisa, which others have reported reactivated lately, but nowhere
near the signal this INTRUDER used to attain; nominal *0330. In fact,
I have a stronger carrier on 7119.67, probably a local device (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TAJIKISTAN. 7496, Nov 20 at 2254, JBA carrier, signature one-kHz-
off-frequency of presumed Voice of Tibet via Dushanbe, scheduled here
at 2300-2330 per Observer, Bulgaria Nov 6, (and 7484 at 2330-2400),
both 100 kW, 131 degrees in Tibetan. Notice how these flank WBCQ
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 5960, Nov 20 at 2251, Voice of Turkey is on early before
2300 English to North America, S9+10, music and then contact info in
what language? Italian! Italian? That`s only scheduled at 1500-1530 on
6185. What does the website https://www.trtworld.com say? NOTHING,
about any SW broadcasts or how to find anything not in English. Even
by searching on Italiano! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. A bit of NDB DXing during quiet atmospheric conditions, but
between local computer birdies all over:

356 kHz, Nov 21 at 0247, ODX, which is 25 watts at Ord, Nebraska. Has
CCI from another at same pitch difficultizing copy

379 kHz, Nov 21 at 0251, RUE, 25 watts at Russelville, Arkansas; tuned
to 380-USB.

410 kHz, Nov 21 at 0254, EGQ, 25 watts at Emmetsburg, Iowa; tuned to
411-USB. Also got two Canadians, q.v. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** U S A. 9955, Tue Nov 20 at 2246, finally a new `Viva Miami`, this
time Jeff doing a WRMI mailbag in English, acknowledging many reports
by name, location and frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** U S A. 5130.471, Nov 21 at 0146, JBA carrier from presumed WBCQ
backup, further off-frequency than usual; it should be on tonight for
the weekly UT Wednesday `Amateur Radio Roundtable` from 0200. I
daresay the program would have better coverage via a ham transmitter
on ``60`` or ``80`` meters (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5920, Nov 21 at 0210, song with heavy Doppler flutter on
poor signal, very unusual for WHRI usually bigsig. Must be a
propagation disturbance, auroral bounce? But at 0300 WWV reports K=1
and no space weather storms. By 0600 K=3 but still unstormy (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA carrier search, Nov 21 from 0301: 531
[see ALGERIA], 557(2), 621, 639, 693, 747, 774, 819, 837, 855, 909,
936(2), 999, 1026(2), 1089, 1134, 1152, 1215, 1575 (Glenn Hauser, OK,
DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 0634 UT November 21
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Glenn Hauser logs November 19-20, 2018  View Printable Version 
Tuesday, November 20 2018

Logs
** ALASKA. 7560, Nov 20 at 1356, harmonious hymn, by YL trio? ``This
is My Father`s World`` in non-English, S6-S8, Chinese announcement and
jingle, 1358 dead air, 1400 KNLS IS, Chinese ID, more IS, until
1402:40 finally themetune and opening. This is on 300-degree beam from
Anchor Point, presumably the same show via Madagascar. KNLS English is
also at 1400 but can`t remember the frequency. Listed as 7320, where I
certainly did not notice it in bandscan, 270 degrees, and often they
really have only one transmitter operational (Glenn Hauser, OK DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6000 & 6165, Nov 20 at 0723, both these RHC frequencies are
off, leaving us with only 6060 & 6100.

6150, however, Nov 20 at 0724 sports an S9+10 carrier maybe just
barely modulated and seems like RHC; 6150 is their secret new
frequency normally on air from *1200, and reconfirmed today before
1400. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15140, Nov 20 at 1411, this RHC is AWOL again, while 15230
remains. Something`s always wrong at RHC.

11760, Nov 20 at 1448, this RHC is very undermodulated, compared to
15230, 13700, etc. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK,
DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KUWAIT. 11629.7, Nov 20 at 1419, R. Kuwait only a JBA carrier
instead of usual good signal Qur`aning. This is strange because
Turkey, q.v. along the same path is in sufficiently well now on 11815
and 12035.7 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. I misstated the PSIP channel numbers displayed as 39-1,
etc., instead of 9-1, etc.; corrected:

RF 39, Nov 19 at 1820 UT, I notice that the old channel of KWTV is
still on but now PSIP labeled 9-3 & 9-4. But the repack channel RF 25,
which has been testing for weeks either with TP or // programming, is
still significantly weaker, a BAD signal or on the verge breaking in
and up. Recheck around 0430 UT Nov 20, it is indeed in // programming
and labeled 9-1 & 9-2, but still insufficient on my antenna. So 25 is
all set to become the primary/only channel. If this be the best they
can do, we shall miss having decent reception from our CBS affiliate!
Occasional rescanoklahoma promos are still appearing.

RF 40, KAUT ``43`` is now also running some FCC notification I have
yet to absorb completely. It`s repacking to RF 19, but not as soon as
KWTV? There is no test signal on 19 yet (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 12035.695, Nov 20 at 1412, VOT English with Turkish music
at S9-S5, way off-frequency today; while 11815.00 TRT Turkish at 1416
is only ~6 Hz away from NHK, roughly equal signals mutually producing
a heavy SAH = subaudible heterodyne (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** U S A. 9330.025, Nov 20 at 1405, WBCQ BS adjusted much closer to
nominal; it had been 9330.232 on Nov 14 and I think just yesterday
almost that high (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1250, Nov 20 at 1348 UT, nulling KYYS, Spanish from Kansas
City, I have a sports station in English, itself roughly N/S, talking
about ``The Blitz``, which I assume is some local team, then
commercial for Augie`s Barbecue, on Broadway. It seems there is no
current Blitz team altho there used to be one in Chicago. Blitz may
now be some sports-oriented promotional entity or non-turf game.

Search on the BBQ however leads right to San Antonio TX, and I also
heard ``1604`` mentioned, which is the outer loop around SA beyond I-
410. So this is KZDC, 25000/920 watts U4, major daylobe to NW. With
ESPN. Fits since 1200 WOAI is also still in. Don`t recall hearing KZDC
before, maybe a previous call? But it`s been KZDC since 1995! And I
did last log it in March, 2015. Well legal now, post-sunrise at 1300
UT in Nov (1315 UT in Dec) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1741 UT November 20
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Glenn Hauser logs November 18-19-20, 2018  View Printable Version 
Tuesday, November 20 2018

Logs
** CHINA [and non]. 4870, Nov 19 at 1355, the RIS9 CW marker allegedly
from PLA Beijing is quite stronger than last time, but a JBA weaker
carrier is slightly lower, presumably AIR Nepali service from Delhi
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1957, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 9720, Nov 18 after 2200, RHC not on the air tho supposed to
be in English this hour; at 2308 is on in French instead of 2100+, and
at 2350 sounds like Kriyol, while Portuguese was supposed to be
shifted to 2130. Nov 19 at 0009, 9720 is now in English as originally
scheduled for B-18. Something`s always wrong at RHC.

5040, Nov 19 at 0649 check, no RHC English here; supposed to be on
until 0700; may well have been off earlier instead of Spanish.

6165, Nov 19 at 0653, no RHC English here either, the AWOL 49m
frequency this time, retaining 6100, 6060 and 6000 at roughly equal
modulation levels for a change. All these are supposed to last until
0800. Something`s always wrong at RHC.

15140, Nov 19 at 1511, RHC is on today and VG // 15230, which are the
two SSOB, hardly any other ones from anywhere.

9720, Nov 19 circa 2245, RHC is not on air, but at 2304 it is, S9+20
of dead air, no French, no English. At 2307 a few words of Spanish cut
on --- no, that`s not right, so back to dead air. I leave a receiver
running here and occasionally hear sounds of fading, but no modulation
at all. Still listening after 0020 Nov 20, but the carrier has gone
off somewhen. Something`s always wrong at RHC.

5040, Nov 20 at 0220, this RHC is again/still AWOL. Something`s always
wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1957, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** FRANCE [non]. 5950, Nov 19 at 0650, what`s on instead of RFI
English hour via WRN via WRMI? Kelka shows in French, presumably also
RFI which also occupies the following bihour now in otherlangs. 0659.5
interrupted for WRMI Ian ID, 0700 into RFI Spanish (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WORLD OF RADIO 1957, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INTERNATIONAL VACUUM [non]. As I complete this report I am watching
Ep 2, Season 2 of `Mars` on National Geographic cable channel. I never
watched Season 1, but caught Ep 1 last week. It`s a strange mixture of
docu and drama. Sorry, but I find the scenes on Mars completely
unconvincing: space suits are obviously not pressurized as they are
thin, loose and baggy; and somehow terraforming must have already
boosted gravity up to 1G! I know it would be hard to simulate 0.38 G,
but walking around Mars would be like the loping we saw by Moon men,
but less so than 0.16 G. The docu parts do raise some important issues
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA SOUTH. 4885, Nov 19 at 1358, Korean song at S9-S7, much
better signal than usual from Echo of Hope, listed as 10 kW ND, 1400 a
few words of English I think, and different music. So I check some
other frequencies:

6135, Nov 19 at 1402, wall-of-noise KN jamming with a carrier amid it

5995, Nov 19 at 1403, EOH in Korean over WON jamming; 100 kW ND

5920, Nov 19 at 1404, Voice of Freedom, song with orchestra, no
jamming; 10 kW from same site as the others per Aoki (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. RF 39, Nov 19 at 1820 UT, I notice that the old channel
of KWTV is still on but now PSIP labeled 39-3 & 39-4. But the repack
channel RF 25, which has been testing for weeks either with TP or //
programming, is still significantly weaker, a BAD signal or on the
verge breaking in and up. Recheck around 0430 UT Nov 20, it is indeed
in // programming and labeled 39-1 & 39-2, but still insufficient on
my antenna. So 25 is all set to become the primary/only channel. If
this is the best they can do, we shall miss having decent reception
from our CBS affiliate! Occasional rescanoklahoma promos are still
appearing (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1956 monitoring: Ivo Ivanov,
Bulgaria, reports:
``GERMANY, Reception of World of Radio via HLR on 7265CUSB, Nov.18
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOR3wu2UdBI&feature=youtu.be
1131-1200 7265 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu English Sun, fair/good``

Also confirmed here Sunday November 18 at 2130 on WRMI, 7780, fair.
Also confirmed UT Monday November 19 at 0230 on 5950 very poor, and
9395, JBA; always preceded at 0229 by long outdated `Sunpower Radio`
ID claiming to be on 5850, 7455 and 9395!

WOR 1956 also confirmed UT Mon Nov 19 starting at 0401:40 on Area 51
webcast but WBCQ 5130v inaudible. Also confirmed after 0430 UT Mon Nov
19 on WRMI webcast; and 9955 was poorly audible around 0415.

WORLD OF RADIO 1957 contents: Australia, Brasil, China, Cuba, France
and non, Japan/Korea North non, Nigeria and non, Saudi Arabia,
Somaliland, Spain, Sudan, Tajikistan/Tibet non, USA, unidentified;
contests; what is DX? and the propagation outlook

WOR 1957 ready for first airings UT Tuesday November 20: confirmed at
0030 on WRMI 7730, fair-good; and 0200 on WRMI 9955 JBA, confirmed on
webcast. Next:

2030 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5950 to WNW
2200 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 to SSE
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0729 UT Saturday HLR 6190-CUSB Germany to WSW
1200 UT Saturday Unique 9265 via WINB to WSW
1531 UT Saturday HLR 9485-CUSB Germany to WSW
1700 UT Saturday WRN 5950 via WRMI to WNW [unconfirmed]
2030vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM non-direxional
0400vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0415], ND
1130 UT Sunday HLR 7265-CUSB Germany to WSW
2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to NE
2230 UT Sunday WRMI 9955 to SSE
0230 UT Monday WRMI 5950 to WNW, NEW 9395 to NNW
0400vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
0430 UT Monday WRMI 9955 to SSE

Complete updated WOR sked, all affiliates, satellite, webcast, AM&FM:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7730 & 5850, UT Monday Nov 9 at 0700 and still 0721 no
signals from WRMI. Kim Elliott of `SW Radiogram` had said his show was
moved from Mondays at 0800 to UT Sundays, 24 hours earlier and less
inconvenient? in North America. This presumably also applies to `Broad
Spectrum Radio`, beepery from OK in the hour preceding it from 0700.
And the WRMI skedgrid now specifies Sundays-only for these at 0700-
0900 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1957, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 5009.931, Nov 20 at 0220, checking for WRMI which last
week was running 5010 here during WORLD OF RADIO, but meanwhile
deleted from schedule. Now there is a JBA signal with bits of music
and slightly off-frequency, none of which point to WRMI. What else
could it be? RHC 5040 is off, so that rules out a leapfrog over 5025
Rebelde. 5010 could bear a 3 x 1670 harmonic, but fundamental would
also have to be off-frequency, and the closest 1670 is nonmusical WOZN
Madison sportstalk. Aoki`s Honduran and Dominican listed have been
gone for years. AIR T`m, India supposedly stops at 0215 as a night
frequency. A further spur from bigsig 5085 WTWW-2 which is on now with
music? No, does not work out as a multiple of 12.9 kHz like 5072.1,
which has also produced a second-order blob about 5059.2.

But there is one likely source left. R. Madagaskira which has been
active lately, signs on at 0200, and in the past has varied a few kHz
either side of 5010, in USB probably with reduced carrier. See this
report: ``5010, R. TV Madagasikara, Ambohidrano, 1745-1758, 28/10.
FrancÃs; texto, mÃsica; 25331. 73, Carlos L R de AssunÃÃo GonÃalves,
Portugal``. Can someone confirm its current exact frequency? If I hear
this again, will try to tell whether it lack LSB (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9992.3-USB, Nov 19 at 1415, 2-way probably Spanish, just
below another one on 9995 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9995-USB, Nov 19 at 1415, 2-way in Asian? language,
suffering from some tix de WWV; as they are intruding into the SFTS
band. Two reasons they should have used LSB (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0536 UT November 20
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