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Glenn Hauser logs June 27, 2018

Glenn Hauser
 

** CUBA. 11975-12025, June 27 at 0213, RHC Spanish 12000 transmitter is overmodulated and splattering out to plus/minus 25 kHz, really bad closer to 12000. Not unusual for this one. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6100.0, June 27 at 1056, RHC open carrier, ex-6099.238, back on frequency. I logged the same exact off-frequency thrice, June 21, 22 and 24 sometime in the 11-13 UT span, not checked on June 23, 25, 26, so could have been corrected by June 25. Something`s always wrong at RHC. I stay tuned for the sign-on frequency announcement at 1100:

``11-15: 17730, 11760, 9535, 7340
(11)-14: 17580, 13740, 6060, 6000
11-13: 6100
13-15: 13700`` plus the four FM frequencies 24 hours. NDXC/Aoki also shows 9640 at 12-14 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13634 & 13766, June 27 at 1352, RHC FM spurblobs are back! Out of 13700 transmitter, first-orders strongest about 66 kHz above and below; also detectable in FM the weaker second-orders around 13833 & 13567, and barely a trace at third-orders, 13900 & 13500. It could be much worse! Despite virtually daily chex in the 13-15 UT span, the blobs were last heard June 9 as in DXLD 18-24. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. June 27 after only 4 hours sleep, I am wide awake by local sunrise, 1116 UT, so make the best of it and check out the lowband Mexican MW stations, for the first time in several weeks; mostly same ones usually audible, but there may have been some changes:

540, June 27 at 1111, timecheck for 5:11 = UT -6 zone. In summer, both Sinaloa and Chihuahua are synchronized. I am expecting to hear the usual La Ranchera de Paquimé, XETX in Nuevo Casas Grandes, Chihuahua, which IDs every few minutes, but next check at 1122 ID sounds otherly, and FM frequency as 90.9 instead of 90.5 as listed for XETX; and then a string of federal PSAs, moslty Salud.

The // 90.9 station on 540 is instead ``La Mejor``, XEHS in Los Mochis, Sinaloa. I get Sinaloans on 610 & 650 easily, including again today, but not this one, last logged Oct 9, 2016 at 1226; could XETX be gone, migrated to FM-only? No, as in DXLD 17-48, XETX is in a list of only 5 Chihuahua stations that will stay on AM, as is XEHS among only 4 for Sinaloa.

610, June 27 at 1113, banda music is way dominant, from XEGS, Guasave, Sinaloa, 1115 `El Madrugador` program name (the early-morning man), DJ talk and back to music; by 1125 UT, KCSP Kansas City SPorts has taken over 610 for today. Not a matter of power or pattern change, as it`s one of those lucky grandfathered stations running 5/5 kW day and night, non-direxional, tho June marx its earliest sunrises of the year: 1045 UT. XEGS is on the list of Sinaloans which will stay on AM a while longer at least, but not XETNT.

650, June 27 at 1113, XETNT, Los Mochis, Sinaloa with music en `Buenos Días, Llarderos` show (or Yarderos? Neither spelling gets a hit searching the Grupo Chávez website), not // sibling station 610 XEGS until they hook up for `Noticiero Altavoz` news at 1200. 1118, long adstring mostly for food stores in Guasave anyway, such as tortillas, carnitas, mariscos; finally Radio 65 ID and something about a change concerning 106.5 FM ``en pocos días``. Holds up longer than 610, with no WSM or anything else to bother 650.

Sharp at the odd time of 1130, XETNT plays choral national anthem, after which repeats the announcement about 106.5. I suspect it`s going to be their *only* frequency as the original 650 will have to quit AM, but it`s fading now and I can`t copy all the details. So later while compiling this report I bring up their webcast among all the other Grupo Chávez stations, via
http://grupochavezradio.com/radio/mochis-radio65.html

Finally at 1652, I get it: ``Radio 65, en pocos días transmitirá en cien, 100.5, muy pronto``. But its ``65`` branding both for AM and FM frequencies will then be history, and if 650 goes off, what will they call it? Maybe the same like ``virtual`` long-gone TV channels?! This is explained in Wikipedia, which I believe Raymie Humbert says he writes and updates:

``XETNT migrated to FM in 2011 as XHTNT-FM 106.5. As part of the 2017 renewal of XHTNT's concession, it is slated to move to 100.5 MHz in the near future in order to clear 106-108 MHz as much as possible for community and indigenous radio stations.``

Getting back to yarderos, a search on ``llarderos`` leads to:
https://www.corregime.com/como-se-escribe/yardero-o-llardero

``Como se escribe Yardero o Llardero --- yardero. 1. m. Hond. Hombre que se encarga de cortar el césped en los jardines, campos de golf o zonas urbanas. [does Hond. Mean it`s a Honduranism? Hardly now]

Palabra incorrecta: llardero
La palabra llardero está mal escrita, no figura en la Real Academia Española (RAE) y por lo tanto no existe en el idioma español.`` But some citations of wrong spelling are displayed.

and another orthographic authority agrees via:
https://www.buscapalabra.com/como-se-escribe.html

Of course it makes sense to have a pre-sunrise program for groundskeepers, getting an early start when the day is coolest; and unlikely to be well-educated about RAE spelling rules.

710, June 27 at 1112, long-heard low-key preacher in slightly accented Spanish, i.e. on XEDP, Ciudad Cuauhtémoc, Chihuahua, the one who switches to Low German at times, but if he did it today, missed while checking other frequencies. This morning I am not hearing much if anything from the other Chihuahuans on 540, 700, 730. Fortunately I manage to get some more shut-eye circa 1200-1330, but still a deficit calling for another afternoon nap (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENIING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1936 monitoring: as I am unfortunately awake, confirmed Wednesday June 27 at 1030 on WRMI 5950, S9+10 on meter but poor in noise level. By 1058 no improvement. Next:
Wed 2100 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2100 WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Thu 2330 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Fri 2330 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe; appeared last week]
Sat 0631 HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW [missing last weeks]
Sat 1431 HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW [missing last weeks]
Sat 1930v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2130 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe, or 2330?]
Sat 2300 WRMI 7780 to NE
Sun 0200 WRMI 7780 to NE
Sun 0310v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1030 HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW [missing last weeks]
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:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5010, June 27 at 1059, no signal from WRMI-14, now scheduled southward at 11-12 (Friday -1230), starting at 1100 with AWR-Cuba. Still nothing at 1104 when Rebelde neighbor 5025 manages S9+10. Only other transmission is 22-01 UT (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5830, June 27 at 0610, WTWW-1 is missing, and not heard on day frequency 9475 either. Next check at 1025, now a JBA carrier on 5830, much like the level of neighbor 5935 WWCR (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1659 UT June 27