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Glenn Hauser logs June 27-28, 2018

Glenn Hauser
 

** CUBA. 11880, June 27 at 2355, RHC dead air at S9+10 fading to S5, but cuts off by 2356*. How long was this English hour dead before tune-in? Nominally 2300-2400, so I quickly check // 5040, and find it still on with jazz, 2358 closing English announcement: so 11880 listeners were deprived of the whole hour broadcast. Maybe in a hurry to QSY that transmitter to whatever frequency be next, as unfortunately, RHC has never built in a frequency-change interval pause in programming for anything, causing numerous slipshod cuts off and on at odd times. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1936 monitoring: confirmed Wednesday June 27 at 2100 on WRMI 9955, good S9; but simulcast on WBCQ 7490 is a JBA carrier, confirmed however on webcast. Not confirmed Wed June 27 at 2330 on WBCQ 9330v, unlike some previous Weds when it did cut away from all the BS. Next:
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. 9455, June 28 at 0055, WRMI-8 at 355 degrees is on at full power S9+35/S9, with BS. Because it`s UT Thursday, when `Hal Turner` now airs weekly at 01-03. The program skedgrid claims Oldies accompanies him on 9455 at 00-01 & 03-04, but the transmission skedgrid shows System C = Overcomer, and that is in fact what I am now hearing. But that`s not all for 9455!

9455, June 28 at 0550, this is still/again on air, with music, and quickly Oldies-style ID (never mentions the word ``Oldies``, however). 9455 is much weaker now, S5-S7 and undermodulated, so is it merely nighttime fadedown or not same transmitter/antenna as earlier? This is much like the never acknowledged secret weak 24h Oldies I was hearing in May on 9455. Oldies is also on 5950 now, but not // 9455. And on 9395, which I think is // 5950, not 9455.

9455, June 28 at 1355, song at S9+10, and not // 9955 with `Viva Miami` mailbag: before the later shuffle, 9455 would duplicate 9955 at 11-14. While 9395 is BS at S9-S5. 9455 at 1356, canned Oldies-style WRMI ID, and could be // 5950 now but too weak JBA to tell for sure. At 1417, 9455 with another Oldies-style ID while 9395 is still BSing. However, 9455 is off at next check 1511, 9395 still BS. But:

9955, Thursday June 28 at 1512, still on the air, with Oldies on this transmitter, S7-S9, rather than stopping at 1400 daily except Saturday as still shown on sked. Which includes 9955 at 160 degrees both for XMTR 10, and XMTR 4, but with no entries (yet?) for the latter.

Final check at 1658 June 28: no signals on 11580, 9955, 9455. 9395 with BS; 7780 is on with a JBA carrier, as TOM/BS starts at 1700.

So WRMI scheduling is clearly in a state of flux, or experiment; no telling when it will settle down and/or the published schedules will be updated to match. We still hope for 11580 to resume in the daytime, but no sign of it yet (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 15595-15600, June 27 at 2350, some DRMish noise but only 5 kHz wide; maybe from a local device. Not much else is on band by this hour (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 15667, June 27 at 1350, approx. center of some un-DRM-like noise, not above 15670 which is the publicized frequency for WINB DRM at 11-17 M-F. If this be it, quite lopsided, and not standard DRM transmission (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1717 UT June 28