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Glenn Hauser logs October 7-8, 2019

Glenn Hauser
 

** CANADA. 15034-USB, Oct 7 at 2050, despite previous log as missing
at 1439, CHR is back on and still `no reports received` and distorted
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11850, Oct 7 at 2052, open carrier prior to 2100 RHC
transmission, and no sign of Romania English scheduled until 2100; nor
on its // 13650 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6100, Oct 8 at 0556, RHC English at S9+10, but
undermodulated; remains best of the sorry lot, as 6165 is JBA carrier,
6000 is S9 but just barely modulated; and 5040 is off already.
Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH [non]. 5935, Oct 8 at 1315, VG S9+10 signal from
Shiokaze in Japanese and piano from JSR; rivals the signal WWCR
achieves earlier in the night, despite yesterday`s remark that JSR was
JBA. Really good opening from E Asia this morning, and no sign of
Tibet CCI; leads me to check on the other more fluid clandestines; see
KOREA SOUTH (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH [non]. 6045, Oct 8 at 1317, amid all the South/North
Korean jumbling, also Korean? talk and music mix here no jamming
audible; one station or two? Aoki shows:
``6045 1200-1458 TJK National Unity Radio Kor Dushanbe-Ya 1-7``
Dushanbe sunset 1258 UT, so possible grayline but would not expect
this much signal from Tajikistan rather than E Asia. Ron Howard
replies, ``Yes, after 1200+, I normally have strong reception of
National Unity Radio. Some days with strong jamming. Ron`` (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA SOUTH [and non]. Seems Voice of the People, and Echo of Hope
are shifting frequencies, mostly by 5 kHz, from one day to the next to
keep the NK jammers alert. My observations October 8 at 1316-1326:

VOP: 3480 not 3485; 3910; 6600 not 6595.
EOH/VOH: 3985 but a JBA carrier on 3990; 4890 not 4885; 5995 not 5990
but a JBA carrier on 5990; 6350 not 6348; and at 1356, 9105 not 9100.
I could also hear noise jamming on: 6350, 6600, 3985, 3910. Note that
4890 was NBC PNG`s flagship frequency should they ever reactivate.

Ron Howard had already posted to WOR iog a few hours earlier Oct 8:

``Voice of the People, at 1046+: 3910 // 3480 // 3935 // 4450 // 6525
// 6600.
Echo of Hope - VOH, at 1042+: 3985 // 4890 // 5995 // 6255 // 6350 //
9105. Ron``

He has also had much better reception of 9105: ``Hi Glenn, Interesting
to note the difference between your location and mine regarding 9105
reception. My audio today of 9105
http://bit.ly/2IxZ9Up
At the start and end of the language lesson English/Chinese/Korean?),
a singing jingle ("When we arrive, the party will come alive").``

Then Wolfgang Bueschel replied to Ron: ``KOREAs TRACED Oct 8th in
Hiroshima and Tokyo SDR's, 1430-1500 UT mostly scratch noise jamming

Voice of the People, at 1046+: 3910 // 3480 // 3935 // 4450 // 6525 //
6600:
3479.987 S=9+40dB BUBBLE jamming type instead.
3909.965 S=9+45dB
3934.990 S=9+40dB NOT JAMMED !
4449.946 S=9+35dB two peak strings visible.
4450even S=9+40dB
6506 to 6522 kHz wideband jamming range.
6524.976 S=9+15dB NOT JAMMED !
6600even S=9+5dB

Echo of Hope - VOH, at 1042+: 3985 // 4890 // 5995 // 6255 // 6350 //
9105:
3985.011 S=9+40dB
4890.003 S=9+10dB NOT JAMMED !
5982 to 6025 kHz wideband JAMMING range
(5995 kHz EoH - VoH not on air 1445 UT)
6246 to 6252 kHz wideband JAMMING range
6255even S=9+5dB EoH - VoH instead !
6350.036 S=9+15dB
9104.998 S=6, 16 x 50 Hertz distance strings either sideband.
73 wolfie df5sx`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 2097.3, Oct 8 at 0600, no signal detected from beacon A,
which used to ID in CW every dekasecond from anywhere but Quartzsite
AZ; nor some previous recent chex, as it always used to penetrate even
noisy nightpaths. Is anyone still hearing it? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2002 monitoring: confirmed UT Tuesday October
8 at 0100 on WRMI 7780, S9-S8. Next:
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. 9475 & 5830, Oct 7 at 2057, WTWW-1 on neither possible
frequency; a while ago noted 9475 back on but unlogged. Extremely
irregular, more off than on (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5890, UT Tue Oct 8 at 0557, S5-S7 of dead air from WWCR,
which seems to happen more often on Tuesdays; about the same level as
modulated 5935. Others: 4840 & 3215 both VG, the latter somewhat
undermodulated BS (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 3325, Oct 8 at 1326, S5-S7 of dead air; should be enough
signal to detect modulation if any; more likely Indonesia`s English
hour than Bougainville (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 5984.73, Oct 8 before 0100, JBA carrier, cuts off and on
as I measure it. Maybe something local; only 5985 scheduled at this
time is Myanmar, already a sessquihour after sunrise there (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1644 UT October 8