Glenn Hauser logs July 1, 2018

Glenn Hauser

** CHINA. 9200, July 1 at 1227, CNR1 music and talk // 11785 and many others. Aoki/NDXC shows it`s a *jammer vs Sound of Hope on 9199.907, but no het audible from that (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 9585 approx., July 1 at 1230, filthy spur QRMing KSDA [see GUAM], out of the 9570 relay of CRI. Also at 1346 vs BBC Burmese via Singapore, and a match circa 9555. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba. These spurs have been spewing for years (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 13740, July 1 at 1246, RHC is S9+20/30 during `Cuba Campesina` rustic music, with squeals on this defective transmitter.

13700, July 1 at 1246, RHC is not on yet, but there is a JBA carrier, which Aoki/NDXC shows would be CNR13, in Uighur via Lingshi 725 site until 1400. Incredibly, Aoki has no entry for RHC on 13700, let alone all the spurs:

13700, July 1 at 1302, RHC has just come on, and it`s blasting spurs all over the place at 66- or 67-kHz intervals, accompanied by the persistent F# tone above Cmiddle, which helps identity the furthest ones out, while closer in, programming is recognizable if tuned in FM mode. Here are the approx. center frequencies, but the stronger closer clearest ones spread up to 10 kHz wide:
13766, 13833, 13900, 13966, 14033 - bothered with CW QRM as it INTRUDES into the 20m hamband.

13635, 13567, 13500, 13434 - mixing with CODAR, 13369, 13300, 13233, 13167, 13100, 13033. The bottom four are JBA, with a trace on the lowest. That`s a total of 15, five on the plus side, ten on the minus side, perhaps the greatest number so far. Yet, other days there will be none at all; you never know. If not this, something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH. 15180, July 1 at 1248, tune-in just in time for a note or two of music, dead air at S7-S9 until 1250*, yet the SSOB. It`s KCBS via VOK in Korean as scheduled 1200-1250. Why can`t KBS do at least this well on 15575 to North America after 1300? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUAM. 9585.020, July 1 at 1230, off-frequency with AWR theme barely audible. Aoki/NDXC shows KSDA changing from Amoy to Cantonese at 1230. Also has QRM from China/Cuba 9570 spur also circa 9585 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. DTV RF 23, July 1 at 1426 UT, KSBI signal is stronger than usual on the bar, and decoding with breakups, better than it had been doing for 2+ weeks; but still not up to the solid level of all the other full-power OKC UHF signals on 15, 24, 27, 29, 33, 39, 40, 50. Hepburn maps show only slight level-1 tropo over Oklahoma forecast for 1500, and there is no DX improvement, not even KBZC-LD 42. Will check further at dead afternoon conditions. By 1700, 23 is either no signal or frozen-screen breakups of video art. KSBI has not replied to my June 28 inquiry about their weak signal, but maybe are doing something about it. In the meantime, it might be prudent to apply to FCC for a low-power STA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SUDAN SOUTH [non]. 9665, July 1 at 0434, after hearing nothing at 0400 via UTwente SDR, checking own receiver for signs of the new unnamed clandestine? via Woofferton as in HFCC starting this date at 0400-0500 --- instead I hear Brazuguese, on off-frequency 9664.907, i.e. R. Voz MissionĂ¡ria as usual, and no het from anything on 9665.0. By 0528 recheck, not even RVM is audible.

13810, July 1 at 1500-1530+, I monitor via UTwente for the alleged 15-17 UT broadcast of the mystery clandestine, this one via UAE site --- but nothing at all audible, so no point in checking for it here. Maybe starts tomorrow? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENINGN DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1936 monitoring: Ivo Ivanov, Bulgaria, confirms:

``GERMANY, Reception of World of Radio via HLR on 6190 CUSB, June 30
0630-0700 6190 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu English Sat, weak signal``

Sun 2330 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Mon 0130.5 WRMI 5850 to NW, 7780 to NE
Mon 0300v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 0400 WRMI webcast only, non-direxional
Mon 2330 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030 WRMI 7780 to NE, 5950 to WNW [or #1937?]
Tue 2130 WRMI 5950 to WNW [or #1937?]

Full schedule for WOR on all outlets, not just SW; podcast linx:

UNIDENTIFIED. 5030, July 1 at 1253, intriguing JBA carrier in the sideband of 5025 Cuba. No broadcasters known now on this frequency. Need to check it much earlier than a sesquihour+ after sunrise. It`s even weaker than Asian JBA carrier remnants on 4940, 4900, 4885, 4800. I guess it`s not Sarawak or Tonga reactivated, since westcoasters like Ron Howard are not reporting anything on 5030, so possibly of local origin here (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1855 UT July 1