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Glenn Hauser logs August 27-28, 2018

Glenn Hauser
 

** ANGUILLA. 6090, Aug 27 at 0626, Caribbean Beacon is still off like earlier this evening, even tho it`s UT Monday when normally active running all night. But who needs it? 5935 WWCR is VG S9+20. Day frequency 11775 also off at 1404 check. 6090 still off Aug 28 circa 0045 when it is normally on for a few more hours into UT Tuesday. Still no sign of it here on MW 1610, nor has anyone else reported it to my knowledge (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL [and non]. 11686, Aug 27 at 1955, approx. center of big dirty distorted FM blob spanning some 10 kHz --- I bet it`s RNA/RNB way out of whack again, and indeed missing from 11780-AM (but there is a JBA carrier, presumed VOA Botswana until 2000). R75 reads 11686 S5-S6 in FM mode, S7-S8 in AM mode. Even in FM tuning, it`s very distorted but partially readable, improving at fade-ups.

At 2000 yes, it`s Brazuguese, mentions ``Nacional`` ID and news headlines; 2003 mentions Rádio Nacional Amazônia, 2004 listing a number of kHz of outlets, but certainly not this one!! 11686 is 94 kHz down from 11780, so I wonder if there will be another FM blob 2 x 94 = 188 kHz down around 11592? There is a noise peak, but probably unrelated, and no others found in or around 25m. Recheck at 2054, still 11686 and gaining strength, and still no 11780.

11686-FM not rechecked again until 0020 UT August 28, and is still there at S9. This time I`m on the NRD-545 which seems to demodulate the FM distortion a bit more clearly. At 0038 the DJs are greeting Boa Vista, Roraima (now overflowing with Venezuelan refugees), and also to camioneros all over Brasil (truck drivers; they should all be equipped with Motobrás SW radios). 0056 talking about Pará. RNA will probably remain on 11686 until s/off, circa 0300*? But what about tomorrow? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6100, Aug 27 at 0626, RHC English (presumed) is a JJBBA carrier, while 6165, 6060 and 6000 are merely JBA carriers, as major geomag storm has blacked out signals even as far south as 23 degrees north beyond the Tropic of Cancer, like all of Cuba. Not blaming RHC this time; or should I? TN signals on 5935 & 5830, further north and less than half as far, remain S9+10 to 20, while in some other less disturbed nightmiddles, they are losing out as Cuba remains (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 11860, Monday August 27 at 1404, Radio Martí is running atop jamming, after another weekend off, as it starts its third week on this new frequency honoring Fidel. Recheck 2055, it is also *still* colliding directly with RHC which started 11860 in April, the two making a SAH of about 6 Hz, and taking turns fading up & down vs the other, and now not much noise jamming audible. Yet there are plenty of open frequencies on 25m. How much longer will this go on? A battle to the death --- or no one at either service notices and/or cares? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11980, Aug 28 at 0035, JBA carrier with traces of talk, RHC spur? I try but just too weak, can`t make a modulation match to loud 12000; but I do compute that this could well be a leapfrog of RHC 11700 over 11840 (which are both confirmed on & strong), another 140 kHz higher; a new one for me. No fundamentals on 11980 are known at this hour to HFCC or Aoki/NDXC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 5040, Aug 28 at 0042, RHC is AWOL from this but 5025 Rebelde is VG with béisbol. Its only 5+ MHz companion is 5010 WRMI, always weak, as no US stations are to be heard on 5050 WWRB, 5085 WTWW, nor 5130 WBCQ! Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6870, Aug 28 at 0027, weak AM carrier, off & on, up to S7-S8, off & on again, 0028 song starts; still at 0050 hard rock. Only two reports here,
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,45484.0.html
the first one saying it`s Mix Radio at 0125-0157+, no one having heard it earlier when I did --- if it`s the same one (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1944 monitoring: confirmed UT Tuesday August 28 at 0030 on WRMI 7730, VG S9+35. Next:
Tue 2030 WRMI 7780 to NE, 5950 to WNW [or #1945?]
Tue 2130 WRMI 5950 to WNW [or #1945?]

Full schedule for WOR on all outlets, not just SW; podcast linx:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5830, Aug 27 at 0626, WTWW-1 is on at S9+10 despite blackout reaching Cuba; by 1405, has switched to 9475; by 0032 August 28, already back to 5830, in highly variable day/night QSY times (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0239 UT August 28