Glenn Hauser logs September 5-6, 2019

Glenn Hauser
 

** ANGUILLA. 11775, Sept 5 at 1401, PMS on and strong enough to tell
her modulation is squealing, like WWCR-1, WEWN (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** BAHAMAS. While looking up CAYMAN info at dxinfocentre.com I search
for Bahamabeacons, and find only three listed. All appear to be away
from Hurricane Dorian path so may still be operating, FYI:
526, ZLS, Stella Maris, [Long Island], 500 watts
376, ZIN, Matthew Town, Great Inagua, 400 watts
281, ZSJ, Cockburn Town, San Salvador, 2000 watts
(Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 413 kHz, Sept 6 at 0547 UT, ND beacon YHD and dash, which
is 250 watts from Dryden, Ontario. I was tuned to 412-USB.

346 kHz, Sept 6 at 0615 UT, ND beacon YXL and dash, 500 watts from
Sioux Lookout, Ontario; I was tuned to 347-USB. Dozing off, there have
been more below. Glad to hear that not all the Y-stations have been
decommissioned yet (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CAYMAN ISLANDS. 415 kHz, Sept 6 at 0546, my NDB search downward is
off to a good start with CBC, which is 600 watts from Cayman BraC
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 10960, 11070, 11150, Sept 6 at 1355, JBA carriers, all three
on *jammed SOH frequencies per Aoki/NDXC. VP propagation today but
these can hardly be coincidental (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** HAWAII. 10000, Sept 5 at 0550, WWVH YL announcement about MARS
exercises, but now it`s generic, no specifix; ``aloha`` concludes just
in time for next timecheck at 0550:45 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** KIRITIMATI. 846 kHz, Sept 6 at 0538 during TA carrier search, q.v.,
also one here slightly stronger and steadier which I know is far more
likely to be TP, i.e. R. Kiribati already ~an hour after LSS in the
UT+14 = UT-10 zone (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. Unfortunately awake before 1200 UT Sept 6, I check lowband
for the usual SRS stations: 540, 550, 610, 650, 700, 710, 740. 550 and
700 are playing different NA versions at hourtop; 650 concluding
`Buenos Dias, Yarderos` just before 1200, i.e. XETNT Los Mochis,
Sinaloa, and then always weaker 610, XEGS Guasave joins // for news.

700, Sept 6 at 1205, ``La Poderosa de Parral, 90.3``, i.e. XEGD,
Chihuahua where 5/1 kW can be hyped as ``powerful``.

740, making horrible LAH on minus side of KRMG which soon takes over.
We know this one is XEQN Torreón, Coahuila.

Enid sunrise today: 1207 UT. Also around 1205 Sept 6, tried 870 for
XETAR, but dominated by Spanish gospel huxter from south, presumably
KFJZ Fort Worth, but in new NRC AM Log it is still shown as ETHnic:
Hindi, and other sources say BizTalk Radio (in English)! Could this
really be Mexican? No, new IRCA Log shows only two others in Oaxaca,
Guerrero, not religious and very unlikely (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND. 6170, September 5 at 0543, surprised to find RNZI good
on here at unsked time, so replacing 9700? NO, // very good 9700 is
still on too and stronger, so both transmitters are running in AM.
This may be another Thursday-maintenance test anomaly. BTW, 6170 is
much stronger than adjacent 6165 RHC. By 0558, 6170 is off; at 0602
both 5945 and 9700 are on, and 9700 does not go off until late at
0603*, unusual (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1998, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** NIGERIA. 7254.9, Sept 5 at 0548, VON is on at S9+20 with African
music, drumming prélude to 0600 Hausa. One never know whether this
will be on or AWOL (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1580, Sept 6 at 1659 UT check, KOKB Blackwell is still
OFF. You`d never know it from http://tripleplaysportsradio.com (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1998 contents: Antarctica,
Argentina, Ascension, Australia, Bahamas, Brasil, Chad non, Colombia,
Cuba and non, Hong Kong non, India, International Waters and non,
Iraq, Ireland non, Korea North, México, New Zealand, Oklahoma, Oman,
Romania, Russia, Sudan, Taiwan, UK, USA; and the propagation outlook

WOR 1998 is available as of 0350 UT Friday September 6
(mp3 stream) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor1998.m3u
(mp3 download) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor1998.mp3

Or via http://www.worldofradio.com/audiomid.html
Also linx to podcast services.

The shortwave broadcasts should be:

2200 UT Friday WRMI 9955 to SSE
0130 UT Saturday WRMI 7780 to NE
0629vUT Saturday HLR 6190-CUSB Germany to WSW
1030 UT Saturday Unique Radio 3210 or 5045-USB NSW [alt weeks, Aug
17?] ND
1430 UT Saturday HLR 9485-CUSB Germany to WSW
1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
2100 UT Saturday WRMI 9955 to SSE
0130 UT Sunday WRMI 5850 to NW
0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315] ND
1030 UT Sunday HLR 7265-CUSB Germany to WSW
2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to NE
0130 UT Monday WRMI 9395 to NNW, 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 6160v? to WSW
0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955 to SSE
0930 UT Monday Unique Radio 3210 or 5045-USB NSW ND
1130 UT Monday Unique Radio 3210 or 5045-USB NSW ND
1816 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania ND
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
0800 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 3210 or 5045-USB NSW [2 episodes] ND
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 to SSE
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

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

** U S A. 9330.16v, Sept 5 at 1421, WBCQ is JBA probably with a NOAA
Weather Radio relay; now moved up the coast from Daytona?

9330.190v, Sept 6 at 1400, WBCQ JBA talk in measured tones of NOAA
robot rather than Brother HyStairical; 1401 fades up a bit, definitely
NOAA Weather Radio, but can`t catch any local mentions, let alone ID
or WBCQ ID. Dorian is currently over the OBX of NC (and we hope DXer
Rick Shaftan is evacuated or doing OK). Far enough from Grimesland not
to cause VOA problems? Check for missing Martí or Bambara
frequencies.

Allan twitted Sept 5: ``Allan Weiner @AllanWBCQ Sep 5
Still storming. Still beaming on 9330khz with weather info. Blessings
for folks in the Carolinas. Tune in the shortwaves when you can. Bring
a portable with you. It’s fun and important``

And on Sept 4: ``Prayers to all in the hurricane path. May our Father
keep pushing it to the east. Far from land. Help our brethren in the
Bahama land. 9330khz on with NOAA weather reports.``

And on Sept 3: ``9330khz on with FL NOAA radio beaming south. Keep
tuned in to all the shortwaves. Much good information and
entertainment. A very good alternative to main stream everything``

Really ``beaming south``?? CCW from 245 degrees WSW, which has been
the nominal central beam for all WBCQ frequencies?? (Glenn Hauser, OK,
DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1650 kHz, Sept 6 at 1212 UT, rustic Mexmx and ``1650-AM,
cerca de su rancho`` slogans; loops WSW which is just right to
minimize 1640-KZLS, and my line noise from N/S. Must be KSVE El Paso
TX, 8500/850 watts, new format after defunct ESPN-D (Glenn Hauser, OK,
DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search: I hear a 1 kHz het
on 1000 KTOK OKC, so it`s time to resume hunting. Some editors think
this is a waste, insignificant, but I know I am really getting all
these signals from multiple countries, even if any audio for a
``definite ID`` is unlikely here in deep North America. Usual method:
on R75, 9-kHz steps tuning USB 1 kHz below each channel to detect
tell-tale hets of 1000 Hz.

This is at 0255-0304 UT Sept 6: 531, 621, 684, 711, 774-, 837, 954,
999, 1098, 1107, 1503, 1566, 1575. 621 stands out strongest, probably
Canary Islands. 774 is on the minus side, maybe something local. Often
pilot 999 is most likely COPE, Madrid, Spain, by proximity and power
50 kW.

Another search at 0538-0544 Sept 6: 549, 567, 621, 711, 747, 774(2),
837, 954, 999, 1107 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also
KIRITIMATI

UNIDENTIFIED. 930, Sept 4 at 0607 UT, WKY OKC nulled reveals a C2CAM
station, most likely WTAD Quincy IL, or maybe KWOC Poplar Bluff MO;
mixed with a sportstalk in English I will not attempt to guess (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1707 UT September 6

Join Primetimeshortwave@groups.io to automatically receive all group messages.