Glenn Hauser logs January 18-19, 2020

Glenn Hauser

** BRAZIL. 9667.4, Jan 19 at 0154, Brazuguese from Voz MissionĂ¡ria
noted in quick bandscan jumped way further off frequency than usual
circa 9664.9; fair signal. JBA carrier on 9818.6 presumed R. 9 de
Julho. Both refined at 0330: 9667.478v and 9818.633 (Glenn Hauser, OK,

** CHINA. 9415, Jan 18 at 2320 some country music adjacent to 9420
Greece, 2322 Vietnamese talk, lite long/short path echo. It`s CRI
Beijing site this hour only, 500 kW at 193 degrees (Glenn Hauser, OK,

** CUBA. 6000 & 6145, Jan 18 at 0650, RHC English JBM; 6100 better,
5040 better yet, and 6060 also now in English and best by far of The
Cuban Five. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 13326-trace, and progressively stronger FM/AM spurblobs at
68-70 kHz intervals circa 13394, 13462, 13532, 13601, 13677, Jan 18 at
2330 out of RHC 13740, with some matchers on the plus side circa
13809, 13880, 13947. Obviously same transmitter which does the same
thing most mornings when parked on 13700; and when 13740 is also on
the air from a different non-spurring unit. 13740 fundamental is
rather irregular in the evenings, and not heard at all a couple hours
later. It`s been a long time if ever since I`ve found a tarde spur
constellation like this on 13 MHz band. Something`s always wrong at
RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SAO TOME E PRINCIPE. 6080+, Jan 18 at 0648, rap music, must be VOA
relay as always significantly off-frequency+. Yes, 03-07 UT English in
three segments, 138 degrees until 05, then 20, and from 06, 0. Antenna
changes from type 156 to 106 at 0500 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 5960, Sat Jan 18 at 2300+, no signal from VOT English to N
America, so no chance for 2400 German either. Something`s always wrong
at Emirler (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5085, UT Sun Jan 19 at 0100 I notice that theatre organ
music is playing already, instead of usual 0130v start on WTWW-2; soon
I switch to $tereo webcast. Final tune is ``Mr Sandman``, until 0133.5
finishes with ID and into ``real music``. I have yet to hear a
specific *name* for this show now out of Ozarx (Glenn Hauser, OK,

** U S A [and non]. 1090, Jan 18 at 0659 UT, finally I tune in KAAY LR
AR early enough to tell what happen around hourtop: gospel song is cut
short for full legal ID proudly claiming to be a Cumulus station; two
or three PSAs, 0701 quick ID again and into dead air for four minutes
until 0705 resumes music.

Meanwhile I find main QRM is from a 96/minute SAH = 1.6 Hz, not XEAU
which is also barely audible, but something with stupid sports talk in
English, roughly NE/SW, which also means there is still a TA carrier
1089 het from Talksport UK. Format can`t be Catholic KEXS MO daytimer
which anyhow hasn`t been cheating lately. Most likely fit around that
axis is KVOP Plainview TX, U4 5/0.5 kW which is partially sportive
with FSR but supposedly nulling thisaway; not WBAL or the IL, IN, IA,
1090 stations; but there is less likely WCAR Livonia MI, U4 250/500
watts with SBN (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 1120, Jan 18 at 0710, KMOX St Louis with `Our American
Stories`, an engrossing and touching one. On UT Sats this is scheduled
1-5 am = 07-11 UT, while Mon-Fri it`s only 2-4 am = 08-10 UT. Details
of this nightly bihour of ``no politix``:

KMOX has quite a variety of programming beyond a*s*o*e Rush;
-- even `Meet the Press` Sundays 8-9 pm = UT Mondays 02-03, which last
I checked was on a competing network. I guess such distinxions no
longer matter. No sign of `Face the Nation`! (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 2023 UT January 19