Glenn Hauser logs August 26, 2018

Glenn Hauser

** CUBA. 7435, Aug 26 at 0026, pulse jamming against nothing, since R. Martí switches 7365 to this frequency only between 03 and 05. Something`s always wrong at the DentroCuban Jamming Command (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6000, Aug 26 at 0628, again tonight modulation on this RHC English frequency is suptorted, as AC starts his science bit about Cuba being concerned over rising sea levels caused by polar melting. Something`s always wrong at RHC. // 6060 is best at S9+10/20 with good modulation; // 6100 and 6165 middling mod but not suptorted (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND. 7425, Aug 26 at 0630, RNZ is S9+10/20 with heavy flutter! A rarity on this trans-equatorial signal, tnx to major geomag storm with K-index of 7 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA. 7255-, Aug 26 at 0629, again no signal from VON, still presumed off, altho current K index of 7 might be enough to take out even this low-latitude super signal aimed USward. But NZ is in one minute later, q.v. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9955, Aug 26 at 1334, WRMI playing ``Up2 & Away``, part of the World Music fill loop, so the scheduled Sunday 1330 program, `Word for the World` has failed to fire (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5085, UT Sunday August 26 at 0626, WTWW-2 is on with weekly talkshow, but VP reception, barely registers S9, same as noise level. Normally this blasts in the nightmiddle. Other TN frequencies in the megameter range: 5830 WTWW JBA; 4840 & 5935 WWCR also VP. 3215 might still make it, except WWCR made it dispensable overnight and silenced it months ago. We are in a major geomagnetic storm, G3 level past and next 24 hours, WWV reported, a rare K-index reading of 7 at 0600!

5830, Aug 26 at 1422, WTWW-1 night frequency still running with SFAW; K index eased to 5 by 1500. Back up to 6 at 1800, but now 9475 is propagating, not much on higher bands (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VIETNAM [non]. 7315, Aug 26 at 0027, WHRI with hymn and free-Bible offer, inserted during VOV relay block; 0030, back to its stilted LVV Spanish. Strange bedfellows (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1550, Aug 26 at 0635 UT, continuous piano jazz amid the CCI. Not KUAZ AZ which is 50 kW but daytimer; unlikely WZUM PA which is 24h jazz format but only 4 watts at night! Last March 24 at 0607 UT I also had unID 1550 scat, and guessed maybe CBEF = CBC French Windsor Ont. Of all nights, nothing from north to be expected now with K index of 7. Unlikely any of the Mexicans. 1550 is full of Rebeldes all over Cuba (and a few Progresos) to block WRHC, so I should have compared to 5025. Any other ideas about US stations? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1857 UT August 26